Monday, October 23, 2017

ManCat Monday

Cats do care. For example, they know instinctively what time we  have to be at work in the morning and they waks us up twenty minutes before the alarm goes off. - Michael Nelson

HA! I never know what time to wake up mum. She gets up at all different times depending on what is going on. She even had the noisy box by the bed go off a couple of times this last week. Even on Caturday, she was up and out of the house before the sun came up!

So what did she do? One last day with racy cars! She had a beauty-ful day she said. The weather was good, lots of sunshine and she only was gone on Caturday. She was back with me to sleep and she stayed home on Sunday when it rained!
 A silly graphic on the side mirror, same thing on the other side. Then a pic of mum in the sunshine. Yeah, she had her bright tie-dyed shirt on. The better to be seen!
 Here is a short video of the cars as they leave where mum and others make sure they are belted in, helmets on and properly clothed with race suits and gloves.
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  So when she got home I sat behind her on the couch so I could soak up some loves. 
Mum pulled out her crow-shay on Sunday during the feetsball game. Said when she pulled it out that she thought she was farther along. Oh well mum, you have more to do to keep you bizzy while watching feetsball.

Feetsball Report

The Pack - Well Brett is starting the game. No, not Grampa Brett, he is all retired and in the hall of fame. They did score and actually led the game for a while. But the second half they didn't do as much right, so losted.

What was nice, which was NOT shown on the moving picture box, was the recognition of the first Stouper Bowl team. This included Bart Starr who looked purrty good for a guy in his 80's and who has had some health issues. He was able to walk out to the field. Last time he had to ride on a golf cart.

Everyone have a wonderful week.

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Caturday

Happy Caturday everyone. I have been around the Cat Blogosphere yesterday checking out all of the grate tock shots that got posted. I may not have gotten to you yet, but I will try!

Mum started working to cut down the outside plants yesterday. It was a nice day and I could help snoopervise from inside. Yes I was snoopervising here! MOL.
 Mum got out the grass eating on Thursday and cut the grass and chewed up the leaves. On Friday while she was working she noticed these bits of fevvers in the grass. So Mr Hawk got a fevver, likely a smaller one as the pile of left over fevvers wasn't much.
 Me checking out the smells on mum shoes after she came inside. I like those smells, but later mum decided to take me outside. I did not like it at all. I grabbed the door with my paw, but mum just gently held me. I meowed to her, saying I much prefer to be inside. So then I got to moving around in her arms, so she opened the door and I jumped back inside. I am an inside cat mum. Unlike Derby I doon't want to go outside. I was out maybe a minute, but I still don't like it.
One last really nice day here today. More open windows and such. Everyone have a wonderful weekend.

Friday, October 20, 2017

Tock Tober Day

If my late, grate brofur Derby was around he would have been 14 years old today. Sadly he is at The Bridge, an ageless icon for the rest of us.  Here he is letting it all hang out. Tocks, toes, spot 13, tummy. I think he was cellybrating that mum took his collar off! MOL!

I am hosting a party over at the Tabby Cat Club, so stop by. See all the posts of my fellow tabby's tocks and just enjoy the day. 

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Garden Thursday

Hello and Welcome to Garden Thursday with Virginger, Glimmer, Trooper and Fleur. Plus I thinks this will be posted on time.

We are having wonderful weather. Sunny, bright and highs in the 70's, well above normal. So mum is trying to get some outside work done while it is still nice. Even though things are growing mum will likely cut them down. No more blooms, just greens.

 One of our sedums, looks nice and red. We didn't see any bumbly bees hanging around. That has mum worried that the bees aren't making a good living around here.
 A wide view of our big garden so you can see that we don't have any more flowers. So mum will start cutting this off.
 A close up of the trumpet vine, some of the leaves are starting to turn yellow, but with no cold weather they won't drop off soon.
Here is a purrty, the rose hips from the climbing rose. They are a little bit of color in what is mostly a green and yellow garden these days.

That is it for this week. Love Virginger, Glimmer, Trooper and Fleur.

Monday, October 16, 2017

ManCat Monday

My husband said it was him or the cat....I miss him sometimes. - Anonymous

MOL, well we don't have to worry about that, it is only me and mum. We get along just fine! You try moving in on my mum, ya gotta go through me!
 
 Some still shots of me getting loves from mum.  You stopped, I didn't ell you to stop
We had a rainy Caturday. Mum did her one errand, them came home to hang with me. She readed her book, I hung out in her lap and we just had a nice day being inside.

Feetsball Report

The Pack - Well, it wasn't a good day. First they losted to the ViQueens. ARodg landed on his shoulder, broked his collarbone and didn't play for most of the game. Plus they are saying he may not be able to play the rest of the season. Well, me and mum may need to find other things to do on Sunday as watching feetsball won't be fun with no ARodg playing.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Caturday

HiYa Ducky here, Happy Caturday. Looks like it will be a gloomy day. All clouds and rain today. We did see a few minutes of sun yesterday, but it wasn't much. Weather guesser says more sun tomorrow.

So me and mum didn't do much yesterday. She was getting something delivered and the email said the guy in the brown shorts would need a signature. Nope. The door bell rang, he put it inside the door and left! Now mum was home, so she brought it in right away. But really! She said not to worry, she didn't have anyplace to get to yesterday anyway.

What she did do was to do reading and that is when I invade her lap and let me some loves. I will show you the loves that I get!
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Yeah, this was nice, all sorts of scritches in all the right places. Did you see my magnificent whisker humps? Do you pick out the whisker that wants to grow in black?

Mum got out the Hollow-weenie stuff this past week and brought some new stuff home too. You saw the sign about mum and the monsters. Yeah, some days she is a witch.

Mum says she needs to get going. Today she can drop off some old electronics for recycling for free, but she has to drive out close to where she used to day hunt. So she knows exactly where she is going.

Everyone have a good weekend. I wish we could send our rain back to Catifornia to help put out those fires. Be safe all of you.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Garden Thursday - Late, Yet Again

Hello and Welcome (FINALLY) to Garden Thursday with Virginger Glimmer, Trooper and Fleur. Yet again mum has let us down for our Garden Thursday post. Get with it lady!

Not much to report, we did get some rain, so the grass is looking a bit greener and not so crunchy. Mum has gotten out some of the Hollow-weenie stuff and days this applies to us.
So she is the witch and we are the monsters? OK, just watch us be monsters!! HAHAHAHA!
 So some real garden stuff, the sedums are all nicely turned bright pink now, fall is here, the weather has cooled a bit. Below are the dried flower seeds of the columbines.
That is it, late, but we are here. Love Virginger, Glimmer, Trooper and Fleur.

Monday, October 9, 2017

ManCat Monday

A cat can purr its way out of anything. - Donna Mccrohan

Oh yeah, I play attack mum. Then purr. she smiles and gives me pets. Me and mum had a good weekend. She rested up from her bizzy Friday. The green papers that got raised won't be going to us kitties. It is to help peoples who have premature babies.
 I posed real nice for mum on Caturday AM. So I have that middle distance stare of the super models!
Then I got all silly later and showed off my floofy tummeh. You know you want to pet me! FLOOF!

 Feetsball Report

The Pack - pulled it out the ARodge and company scoring the winning touchdown with 11 seconds to go. Them Cowboys tried a razzle dazzle play but it didn't work, so pulled victory out of the fire at the last minute.

Mum didn't see the whole game, she went off to see a show called Rent. Mum says she got to see enuf and the best part of the game.

Have a good weekend everyone.

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Caturday

HiYa Ducky here, Happy Caturday.

My day is starting out nice. I had lots of cuddles in the sleepy spot with mum, then she got up and made a lap for me while she readed the newsy paper. All is well.

Starting out to be a cloudy day and we had bits of rain which is good. Not much rain lately and the girls showed you how brown the grass looked outside on Thursday.

Mum is moving slow today. She was gone all day on Friday to help with the annual charity event at the racy track. Not too hard of work, just make sure seat belts and helmets were on and properly fastened before going on the track. She did catch one sneaky guy trying to take a passenger out that was too young to be out. Good catch mum!

So she was all tired and achy when she got home. Hot shower, lots of purrs and sleeps, now she feels better. Oh yeah, they raised nearly 85 thousand dollars as well. Good job!

So mum is taking it easy today. Library run, then home to be with me. Happy weekend all.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Garden Thursday - LATE Again!

Hello and Welcome to Garden Thursday with Virginger, Glimmer, Trooper and Fleur.

It has been nice here, mum had all the windows open so we could chat with Ducky for a while yesterday.
 Mum was cooking a burger for dinner last night, she got a quick shot of us sitting. You can see the leaves that have dried up and fallen off the trees. Not much color, since it is dry, they just fall off with not much color.
 Mum even got the grass eater monster out  yesterday, mostly to chew up the leaves. You can see that parts of the grass are a bit brown since we haven't had much rain. This is the greenest part of our yard right now.
 Here is more of the lawn, the drier, browner part. We are supposed to get some rain in the next few days, so maybe things will look with a bit greener next week.
 We are getting to the end of the hummer season, but mum filled the feeder one last time. We saw our last hummer last week. Mum read to keep the feeders up for two weeks after seeing the last hummer. Mum says we are going to take time today to watch the feeder to see if we see any fevver stop by.
Hope you enjoyed the pics. See you next week.

Love Virginger, Glimmer, Trooper and Fleur.

PS. Late cuz mum picked the wrong date for this to publish. Can't get good help anymore!

Monday, October 2, 2017

ManCat Monday

I have studied many philosophers and many cats. The wisdom of cats is infinitely superior. -  Hippolyte Taine

Hello and welcome to Tock-Tober. The yearly cellybration of our back ends, tushes, hiney's, buttocks, hindquarters etc. You can see one of my poses below, perched up on the tower, mum got my back side in a pic. 

So join in sometime this month and show off your assets of the rear part of your body. We all have wonderful faces, so why not show off other good parts of our body.

This is to honor my late, grate brofur Derby. It all started with Sophia the Diva Kitty, and the buns Fiona and Lando.  We started cellybrating Tock-Tober in 2009, that was afore I was even borned!
 I knows Hollow-Weenie comes at the end of the month. Mum brought this home from the mayo place and she finally unwrapped it. Said she will get the other goodies out later. Plus she says this new cat has a surprise in it!
Mum got home on Caturday in the late afternoon from the funeral. It was in the town she grew up in and she got to see lots of her old grade school furiends. The purrson who died was a mom to one of her furiends. She had a safe trip, a nice day to drive. She was disappointed that the trees didn't have more color in them.

Happy Tock-Tober, get your pics ready and post them. Let me know when you do.

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Caturday

Happy Caturday everyone. It is a wonderful day here, bright, sunny and blue skies. A bit cool now but it will get nicer as the day goes on.

Mum and me had wonderful cuddles in the sleepy spot this morning. I was purring like crazy and she was just listening to me purr. Then the noisy thing by the bed sounded and she got up. This is the third day in row for this. Last two days she has been helping at the library book sale. Today she is all dressed up. Says she has a funeral to get to this morning.
 Mum did buy something at the sale, says she needs to "parlay voo Fransay" or something like that. She needs to learn a little bit as she will abandon me and head to this Basic French place next year.
Fine, I will sit on you while I can, maybe I will learn me some Frenchy too. I am ready for my brekkie for the day and mum should have some too. She will be bizzy.

Happy weekend all.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Garden Thursday

Hello and Welcome to Garden Thursday with Virginger, Glimmer, Trooper and Fleur.

The hots are gone! Yipee, we are all happy, the windows are back open and we can all breathe the nice cool airs. More like the fall it really is. 
 Ducky gets to make a special appearance, mum brought up a thing from the dungeon that she could put the mum's on. She hoped they would all fit on it, but no.
 So here is the yellow one sitting in the top level, mum hoped to get the other two on other levels but they all have such a big flower heads they would get smooshed.
 So mum decided to leave two of them on the little table, they she tried it another way. Put the purple one in the stand, the yellow and orinch ones on the little table.
 So far the little bunneh is leaving them alone, the bun isn't big enuf to reach them up this high. With one moved off the table, they aren't likely to get bumped off by something.

That is all for this week. Love, Virginger, Glimmer, Trooper and Fleur.

Monday, September 25, 2017

ManCat Monday

The way to get on with a cat is to treat it as an equal - or even better, as the superior it knows itself to be. - Elizabeth Peters.

If Grampie was still alive, mum says he would be 102 today. That is a lot of years. We miss you!

The hots are hanging on, so me and mum have stayed cool in the house. The air chiller is running, mum uses fans to help moves the air around. She doesn't do much outside. She did go to a thing at the library and this tall guy with a funny hat was there. Mum says he was acting as Honest Abe.
 
 When she got home she found me setting in the chair. She asked very nicely if she could sit with me and yep, I let her. First I just camped out on her lap, then I moved to the tower.
 
 I just moved on to the tower, into the little hut. I gave myself a nice bath, then a nap.

 Feetsball Report

The Pack - they started slow and were way behind. They caught up by the end of the game, so they had to play extra time. They won in the extra time. It was the hottest temperature ever at the start of the game in Green Bay.  Short week, they have to play Da Bears on Thursday night.

Have a good week everyone.



Saturday, September 23, 2017

Caturday

Happy Caturday everyone. The hots are back and we are taking it easy these days. No open windows to let the hots in the house, fans running to move the air around and the air chiller is working!

 Sitting so nice with mum on the couch. Usually there is all this junk sitting between us, but not this time.
 So mum reached out to pet my floofy belleh! Yeah, I like that. I got more of belleh rubs this AM when mum first got up.
Flashy box strap, must attack! I got it too! Mum gently took it away from me. Says she needs it to be nice and not chewed up! Hey, I don't wreak things around here, I just play with them.

Well, mum has to take off and go get shot. Not the bad kind of shot but get her flu shot. Then she will be protected from the sickies this winter.

Have a wonderful weekend everyone.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Garden Thursday - We Are LATE!

Welcome to Garden Thursday with Virginger, Glimmer, Trooper and Fleur. Mum went off to sleep last night and didn't help us with our report. We will amember this for your purr-formance review.

Well, it was storming last night, so maybe that made her forgets, then again, maybe it is becuz she is an old, forgetful mum!

On to garden things. First, mum bought some mum flowers to put outside on Caturday. So we have something nice to look at in the fall. Mum put them at the bottom of the stand that holds the small fevver feeder.
 Here they were sitting inside the metal monster room for a bit. Besides the nice one that is already flowering good, the other two are more of a rust and maroon colors.
 So they had been sitting out when on Monday when mum got up she notice our local little bunneh by the flowers and the bunneh was eating them! Hey, stop that.
 Funny thing, it doesn't eat the actual flowers, just the stems. But if you biggify the pictures you can see the flowers on the ground, uneaten.
Then when mum got up this morning, she found the fevver bath knocked over. Likely the sqwerls did this. She will be out later to make it right. Plus you can see mum put the mum's on top of the little stand so the bunneh can't keep eating at them.
The sqwerls are getting a bit silly this time of year. Looking to put foods in places they can come back to visit and eat it later. Mum spied something last week out front. A black walnut, sitting on the stone ledge of the house! 
 Did you spy it in the picture above, or do we need to give you a closer pic? Here it is, just sitting in the sun.

 Even closer shot that same day above, then below a shot from Monday, it was still there. Likely the sqwerl forgots where he hid his foods!
 Hers is another one where it has broken into the outer and inner shell to eat the nut inside. Mum says they have to find these things far away and bring them here. We don't have a black walnut tree in our yard or even really close! She knows of one several blocks away.
So lots going on  here, sorry we were late, we blame mum!

See you next week. Love, Virginger, Glimmer, Trooper and Fleur.