Thursday, January 14, 2016

Happy January

I wonder if I should even show my face, after such an extended absence.        Well, the truth is, the humans were away visiting my human sister and her family for 9 days.     They said it was really fun being with the little granddaughter over Christmas.      But that meant I had to spend Christmas ALL BY MYSELF!  Thank Cod for my friend Julie, who came twice a day to give me fuds and pet me and stuff.     I do feel Mom could have blogged for me a bit sooner in January!!

It has been an odd winter so far, right?     First it was ridiculously warm for winter.     Now it has gotten pretty raw and cold.    We have had two MINUTE dustings of snow, but nothing to be able to measure.        Dad says maybe he won't ever use the snowblower this winter (that has happened before, even the very first winter after he bought it!)   Now this may be all global warming and such, but my humans remember having a ski trip to Vermont scheduled in February 1973 that they canceled because it was just raining in Vermont that winter!   (Yes, they ARE that old).

I have gone out quickly on the deck a little, but mostly I enjoy sleeping on the couch.    The main differences are which blankie I choose (they are all there), or which direction I face in!   I do like to mix it up a little!

Monday, December 21, 2015

Seasonal Selfie and Tidings

I know, I know.   I have been an absent blogger.      You all KNOW who is responsible.

This selfie is to send my wishes for a very happy Holiday Season to you all - Happy Hannukah, Merry Christmas, Happy Kwanzaa, Happy Winter Solstice!   And of course lots of loves to you all!

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving!

To all our USA friends, I and my family want to wish you and your families a very very Happy Thanksgiving.      I hope you get some turkey, even if it comes from a can like mine (I don't do people food except for small bits of cheese and licks of yogurt or ice cream).  

Oh, and I definitely hope you also get a nap, a really nice, long nap!   I think I may even have to skip the turkey.

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Sunday Selfie Return

Kitties, I know I have been MIA for a long time.   Nothing really bad going on, just my humans were away for 2 1/2 weeks and after they got back, Mom kept delaying and delaying about helping me post, until it got to the point she almost couldn't do it!    So this is an attempt to break through that awful procrastination!!

Later this week or next I will tell you the awful story about my trip to the vet for "Special Grooming"  but I am still in too much shock to share that with you today (not really, that was just for dramatic effect).

Here's a selfie just to prove I am still around.   I am joining the Kitties Blue at The Cat on My Head today for Sunday Selfies.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Sunday Selfie

I don't know about where YOU live, kitties, but round here, it is still Summer, even though it is officially Fall. Glorious days, blue skies, no wind.    I have had some nice sorties out onto the deck (the staining is all done and dry and it is pretty nice).       I got this selfie of myself on Friday using the timer - the camera was quite far away so I had to crop it a lot, thus it is a bit blurry.  Sorry about that.

I am joining up with the Kitties Blue at The Cat on My Head for today's Sunday Selfies.    

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Talk Like Pirate Day

Ah, me hearties and mateys and wenches, 'tis Meow and Woof and Tweet Like  Pirate Day!   As usual my affiliate typist has done ABSOLUTELY NOTHING new for me for today.     If it were not for this lovely badge from Ann of Zoolatry, I would not be poking my head up at all.

Now we were a browsin' through me Simba Blog folder, lookin' fur all things pirate.      And we found THIS badge:

Now ye must notice that 2011 was the FIFTH Meow Like a Pirate Day.   That'll be meanin' that today is the NINTH one!    Pets rule the lands and the seas!!

Doin' some more browsin' through me blog, I found that my typist was more creative back in 2010.   This is what I posted then:

Ahoy there, Mateys! Captain Simbad here. Aboard my pirate ship the Sea Dragon.

Ready to make all my captives walk the plank. Then we will stash the loot, swab the decks, and batten down the hatches.

Swig a glass of rum! Ye landlubbers, ye'll find yer sea legs soon.

Let's haul wind into the sunset. Arrrrr!

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Sunday Selfies

Kitties, I am trying to get this timer thing worked out for these selfies.     I know not every picture comes out just right, but if you don't try, you won't have anything, right?     I have been impressed with Summer's selfies where she gets a little off center, then adjusts, then if she still is off center, she adjusts again.  She does not give up!     She has sticktoitiveness.      

So here we go:  Try # 1:

Picture took too soon - not looking at the camera

Try # 2:

 Slightly better, but still not good.

Try #3:


Oh, well, I guess Summer is an award winning kitty for a reason!!!

I guess I will try again next Sunday.    Time for a nap in my ManCat Cave.

I am joining the Kitties Blue Sunday Selfies Blog Hop as usual today.      Happy Sunday Night, all.

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Easy on Sunday

I have taken to sleeping in my "Man Cave" during the day a lot.    The location is under the computer table, where there are lots of wires and power strips and cords etc.    I like living  a little dangerously.

"Mom, get LOST!

I am skipping a selfie today for Selfie Sunday, because it has been rumored on Austin Towers' blog that some cats are not taking their own selfies.     I don't want there to be any chance of me being accused like that.  Have you ever!    It is clear the above photos are not selfies: you can see both my front paws! Or can you?

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Thursday in the Garden

Kitties, it is a long time since I did a gardening post!    As you may know, our garden has a lot of trees which make a lot of shade, so flowers do not do well in our garden.  And also - THE DEER.

Well, to overcome that issue, almost every spring, Dad plants impatiens in window boxes and also some in round pots, which are kept on the deck - there they get enough sun and shade to do quite well, and the deer don't get to them.      Also he grows some parsley (for the caterpillars) and a couple of herbs such as basil and mint.  

Cutting a long story shorter, when it came time to work on re-staining our deck (which is big and two levels), he cleared everything off the deck to clean it and prep it for staining.   The impatiens window boxes were at the end of the driveway, and the herbs were outside the garage door, and in the evenings, he would bring all the plants into the garage.   The poor car had to sit out even!

But ONE NIGHT HE FORGOT.    We already knew that deer like impatiens:   note that the BACK window box is untouched but the front one and right side of the middle one are pretty gobbled.   We imagine it was maybe the baby deers, since we think Mama would have eaten even more.

And there's hardly anything left in this round pot that was flourishing with impatiens all over.

We thought the other plants had been left alone by the garage but further inspection showed they had even tasted the Christmas Cactus plants (not visible here) and did a bit more than tasting the basil.

Here is a closeup of the basil:  see where they nipped it right off?

Since then Dad had been very careful to bring in the plants at night, and he has transplanted some better impatiens into the box where they nibbled just at one end.   The deck staining is finished, and very soon, all those plants should be back on it.  

I want to thank and acknowledge Jonesie for hosting Thursdays in the Garden, even though I don't post about our garden very often.