Thursday, January 30, 2020

Throw Back Thursday

Quiet week so far. Mum is bizzy with walking and therapy. Trying to get the ankle working properly. Plus a bit of fevver watching now and then. Mum reading books and then working on the blankie. Sorta boring around here!

A look back shows some pretty winter weather.

Happy Weekend

Friday, January 29, 2010

Yipee, mum is home and we is snuggling on the couch and keeping warm. Hope all of my furiends are warm and safe too. I know there is a nasty storm with ice and snow going south of us.

While winter can be a pain, it can also be lovely. A few weekends ago we had freezing fog which then gets on the trees and stuff. Mum calls it hoar frost. You can biggify the pictures for your enjoyment. (Edit, mum figured out how to make the pics bigger!)
Then a few days later it got all melty and we had a puddle from the drips off the patio roof, so some fevvers came to play in it for a bit.
Mum says it will be a weekend of the usual chores and stuff for her, plus working on her knitting, she is making lots of progress on the blankie.
Happy Weekend to all. Stay warm and dry.

Monday, January 27, 2020

ManCat Monday

Cats are like potato chips, you can't just have one... - Kathy Hassell-Strom

Yes you can have just one, if that one is ME! I like being an only cat. I get all the treats, toys and mum's attention. Sure when I first got here I had to share with Derby and he had to share with me. Mum says I am more loving to her now since I don't have a bro to snuggle up to. I think she likes that.
 This is mum's favorite pic of the two of us. All peaceful and such. Derby on the left, me on the right. Just us ginger boys looking fabulous. 
 Me on Caturday AM watching the fevvers feeding once mum got all the snow off the feeders. We had lots and lots of them, hopping around and keeping me entertained. Mum too. It was letting her get a chance to figure out her new fevver counting app. Now she doesn't have to keep track on paper, then enter them into the puter. It can get directly submitted. She likes that.

So she was bizzy with that and then glanced up to see no fevvers at all! Not one. Then she looked higher and did see one. One that scared all the rest away. Mr Hawk!
 It was a snowy, misty day, so spreading his tail fevvers to dry out. He didn't stay long and flew off.
It was quiet on the moving picture box. Mum did watch a little bit of a racy car thing. Something where they race for a full 24 hours! They is crazy! Mum only tuned in at the end to see the last half hour or so and to see who one. Otherwise, no other sports!

Have a good week everyone, last few days of January! One month almost done already.

Saturday, January 25, 2020


HiYa Ducky here. Happy Caturday. Well, it is still snowing! Started on Thursday and Mr Nick cleared the snow. Friday it sorta spitted snow but not enuf for clearing. Now it is deep enuf for Mr Nick to come again, but it is still snowing. So we may not see him for a bit.

It is pretty out, but really! Mum says she doesn't have anywhere to go today, so no problem. She has been out and about this past week. Feeling better on moving on the healed ankle.
 So here is what things look like this morning. Once mum gets dressed she will have to go out to knock the snow off the fevver feeders.
It is sorta pretty sticking to the branches and all.
 Mum finished the above blankie, she didn't even work on it that hard. But she was watching some tennis from down under and our bucketball team went to play in Paris. Ooo, la, la! So she has been watching more sports again, so that is when she works on stuff. Then she started a new one!
Yeah mum, you are keeping bizzy. Some days I just have to occupy your lap so you just pay attention to ME! Yep, just me. I need my loves from you!
 Yep, checking out her jammies and what is underneath! I am a boy cat, I want to check out the girls!
So everyone have a wonderful weekend.

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Throw Back Thursday

Guess what? Another weekend, more snow! Mum was out and about this week. Going to the Y place and taking the six blankies she had done to the food pantry for them to give to people who might need a warm blankie. Plus more laps at Y.

Trout Towne won't like this Throw Back, it has nothing to do with cats, just fevvers. Seems mum took a pic and asked people to find the fevvers. This was the answer. Heck, we have to have at least one cat pic! ME!

Find the Fevvers - The Results

Thursday, January 21, 2010

OK here is the picture with mum's count, and she says there are ten (10) fevvers sitting on the tree. Getting some sun and getting warmed up. They are either sparrows or house finches.

Thanks for playing along!

It has been warmer this past week so a bit of melty stuff going on. But the weather guesser says we will get rain on the weekend, but not as bad as my buds out of the left coast.

Mum says she is happy it is almost the weekend and it was a short week for her too. Mum says the weekend will be filled with the usual stuff, cooking, cleaning, laundry, shopping, knitting and feetsball!

Happy Weekend.

Mum is putting in the original pic of the fevvers. She can't find the original one of the answers.

Monday, January 20, 2020

ManCat Monday

When the cat's away, the mice will play. - Folk Saying

No mice around here! Between me and the pest patrol guy that comes around we don't allow them inside the house.

Here is the back yard after the snow on Friday to Caturday. Mr Nick cleared the drive as usual. Mum cleared off a bit in the back, enuf to get the feeders refilled. Once she got them refilled it was a fevver party in the back yard!
 Sitting on mum, making sure she rests. On Sunday she was doing more, laundry and a little bit more outside with the feeders. Lots of sunshine on Sunday too. Then the ankle got a bit achy. You be careful mum, no more breaks!
 Hey, this glass is empty, you left me nothing to lick out. Mum was good and drank her full glass of milk for the day. She makes sure she gets her calcium and protein the help her make new bone and make the bones strong.

Sports Report

The Pack - Stick a fork in them, they are done. They losted again to the Niners as they did back in November. The team was 0 for Catifornia this year! So no Stouper Bowl for us. With a rookie head coach they had a record of 14-4 so not bad.

The Stouper Bowl will be KC versus SF. Mum isn't sure which teams she wants to win, but in the long run it won't matter since the Pack won't be in it.

Have a good week everyone!

Saturday, January 18, 2020


HiYa Ducky here. Welcome to a snowy Caturday. It started last night about dinner time and it is still snowing now. Mum can't tell how much snow has fallen and Mr Nick hasn't been by to clear the drive. That is OK, mum isn't going anywhere.
Mum should go out long enuf to clear off the snow from the fevver feeders. But since it is still snowing right now I think that will wait.

Mum's brekkie is a limited edition, it has hearts as well as O's in it! That is cute. 
So much for the weekend. Guess we won't do much, but we have to watch feetsball tomorrow and is if The Pack gets to go to the Stouper Bowl!

Happy and safe weekend!

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Throw Back Thursday

Things are quiet here. Mum is getting out more, mainly to go to a place called Y so she can walk and not slip! She was able to walk a mile the first day, then yesterday she walked for a whole 30 minutes. Pretty good but she plans to not over do it.
 Don't worry, I am keeping an eye on mum and sitting on her so she does rest!
Today's throw back has Derby raiding the big cold box!

ManCat Monday

Monday, January 18, 2010

You see, wire telegraph is a kind of very, very long cat. You pull his tail in New York and his had is meowing in Los Angeles. Do you understand this? And radio operates the exact same way; you send signals here, they receive them there. - Albert Einstein.

OK Al, if you say so, but I have never seen a cat that had its tail in New York and its head in LA! That would be one long, skinny cat!

Feetsball Report - Divisional Playoff Edition.

On Caturday, The Colts and The Saints won. On Sunday Brett and them Vikings won, along with the Jets.

Chanpionships will be next Sunday. The Colts and Jets play, along with the Saints and Vikings.

Mum did lots of work on the blankie project and is now over half way done. She works on it lots while the feetsball game are one.
Me checking out the inside of the big cold box. I did gets some ham this weekend when mum had some in a sammwich this weekend. I also gots lots and lots of treats as mum uses them to keep me out of her yarns!

I also went outside this weekend, not on my own. Mum scooped me up in her arms and took me outside for a bit, said I needed some fresh airs. She did put my front paws down on that wet, cold white stuff. I want some green grass please. Mum says the green grass may be a few months away.

Good news is mum doesn't have to go day hunting on Monday. So extra time for me and extra treats too.

Monday, January 13, 2020

ManCat Monday

To others she may seem just a common little moggy, but to me she is my friend, confidante and comfort. - Author Unknown

The final thing on the weather guessers was 2 inches of snow! Enough though to make everything white! This was all we had by Caturday morning. Mostly rain but it did get a bit icy out. Didn't matter to us, we stayed home!
 Sunday AM. Not much snow which made mum happy. Mr Nick came by and cleared off the driveway. By the end of the day it had pretty much melted clear.
Mum went out and carefully tested the footing. Then cleared off the bit of the patio that she wants to. Enuf to get at the bird feeding stuff. With the rain and then cold temps then snow mum had to chip out the seed and add some non-frozen stuff so the fevvers could eat.

Here we are watching and waiting for the fevvers to show up and they did. One of our first takers a red-bellied woodpecker.

Sportz Report

The Pack - They pulled out a win on the frozen tundra of Lambeau field. They beat the Seahawks and will now go on the the championship game next Sunday in San Francisco.

Mum did watch most of the other three games. The early game on Sunday was wild! Lots of scoring by one team, then turn around and the other team. Lots of points, mum thinks they said the most ever in a playoff game.

So we will see next week if they can get to the Stouper Bowl.

Have a good week everyone.

Saturday, January 11, 2020

Happy Caturday

HiYa Ducky here. Happy Caturday. Hope you are all OK. Things are OK here, at least for now.

First the weather guessers are driving us crazy. They have been predicting a HUGE snowstorm yesterday into today. Well, yesterday is was super sunny during the day turning cloudy at night and then some rain and it may have gotten freezy, but mum obviously is not going out to check.
 Above, yesterday afternoon, below this AM.

Second part of the storm is supposed to come this afternoon which will be snow. Last night they said we could have 8-12 inches of snow, now it has changed to 2-6 inches. Still lots of snow but sheesh, make up your minds!

Mum is staying home today and tomorrow to be safe anyway. She was going to go to a memorial service down in Illinois and people were going to pick her up. But she wants to be safe and stay home. She sent a card out to the family the other day.

Mum also is starting to go out and about more. Yesterday she went and got her metal monster driving license renewed and went and joined the Y so she has a non-slickery place to walk this winter. 
 Mum it is going to be an icky day, come join me back in bed and sleep. Just let the snow come and it will be OK.
 Happy weekend all. Go Packers!

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Throw Back Thursday

The big news of the week, mum no longer has to wear that clunky old boot for her ankle. She has to wear a brace if she is outside, inside the house she is good to go, unless she is doing the dungeon stairs.
Phew, now I can chill and rest. The last two months have been exhausting!
Today's throw back? Winter weather woes with Derby.

Finally Friday

Friday, January 9, 2010

OK mum is laughing and grumbling at the weather guessers on TV. They got the snow totals all screwed up and the places that were supposed to get the most are getting the least and vice versa. They said for us 6-11 inches, we maybe got 4.

Now they are saying 6-8, but they don't say if this is TOTAL snow fall or IN ADDITION TO what we already have. Mum says they need to be specific, but then we might be able to pin them down on something!
This picture is from our big storm in December, but mum thought it was pretty to show. One thing that made mum happy is that when she got home she parked the metal monster out on the street. When she got out she realized that someone had already cleared out the snow from the driveway. So mum just had to put the garbage can away, it was empty, then drive the metal monster in to its room.

Oh, mum is getting her coat and boots on, the big truck came and finally picked up our recycling. Mum can get that thing out of the street now.

Oh yeah, I found a cute new little ginger kittie from the UK, Maximus Spittimus. If you haven't stopped by to say 'hi' yet, please do so.

Me I thinks I will just nap.

Happy Weekend one and all.

Monday, January 6, 2020

ManCat Monday

Who can believe that there is no soul behind those luminous eyes! - Theophile Gautier

A pic of me and one of Derby showing our gorgeous eyes. The picture of Derby is one of mum's favorites of him. 

 Quiet weekend around here. Mum watched the moving picture box and did crow-shay. Also worked on reading her last book from the library. She will go get more on Wednesday.

Sportz Report 

Mum watched some of the feetsball games. Mum is happy the Texans and Titans won. The Pack didn't play. They play on Sunday against the Seahawks at Lambeau.

That is it from  here. Happy week.

Saturday, January 4, 2020


HiYa Ducky here. Happy Caturday.

Not much going on here at Casa de Ducky. We will be having a quiet weekend, heck, that is our life, kinda quiet.

Mum did do one new task this week. She very carefully went down the stairs to the dungeon. She hung on to the railing with both hands and did one step at a time. She checked out a few things, then came back up. Coming  back up was easier. This was a test run for when she will have to start doing her own washy stuff soon.
Mum started on another new blankie. That girl is on a roll, I think this is number 6 so far this fall. Plus she still has time to read and do other stuff.
Mum caught a pic of me with a water drop on the edge of my upper lip. She thought this was so cute. Yeah mum, I am always cute.

Happy weekend.

Thursday, January 2, 2020

Throw Back Thursday

We made it to the new year. Me and mum went to bed early, slept our way in. When we got up we watched the purr-ade and then later the game. We are bummed as Bucky Badger losted the game by one point.

One of my first pics of the year. I invaded mum's lap during the feetsball game and while she was working on the crow-shay. She finished this blankie last night and will pick more yarn to start the next one.

Even a cute video of my paw on the blankie.

Our throw back is to early in 2010 and guess what, mum was working on a blankie! But this one she was knitting. It was for her first grand niece and she wanted it to be special. She doesn't make this pattern very often. You can see that Derby liked to assist her like I do.

Monday, January 4, 2010

ManCat Monday

Cats are peaceful and tranquil - they bring calmness with their serene personalities - Chris Evert
Yeah we are peaceful, except when we are not. Playing THoE or just chasing imagined prey around the house. Putting the bitey on our beans. Chasing the red dot.

Well we are into a new year. Mum finished her big fat book on New Year's night, now she is cracking on the blurpy blankie. She only had three stripes done when she restarted, she got 1 and a half more done when she took the picture Caturday night. Now she should have done by the end of Sunday 6 stripes.

There are a total of 20 stripes that gotta be done, plus the edging. Mum says with the feetsball playoffs she will have time to work and get this done. The blurpy will be here in April. Mum says Grampie told her they found out it will be a girl, so Uncle Stormie, who will be the Grampie to this new blurpy is calling it "Tinkerbell". Mum says she needs to find a Tinkerbell toy to include with the blankie.
I figured I can help too by sitting on it and getting it furrified. The little blurpy thing will have a kittie to live with, might as well get the blankie broken in by a kittie.
 Mum also took the Christmouse tree down, along with the other decorations. The snow guys are still out, but then there is still snow on the ground. I must be slipping, I haven't even knocked them down off the top of the TV this year.

Feetsball Report

The Pack - They won, beating the Cardinals. They will play next weekend in the play offs and, deja vu, play the Cardinals.

Brett and Them Vikings - Beat the Giant guys who haven't been playing well. Heading for the playoffs as the #2 seed and get next weekend off. If the Pack wins next weekend, then they will play the Vikes.

The Colts - Lost playing in the snow at Buffalo, didn't play all of the good guys again this game. Heading for the playoffs and the #1 seed and gets next weekend off.