Sunday, October 31, 2010
Saturday, October 30, 2010
This is the ledge of the basement window that I spend a lot of time lying on, surveying my outside kingdom. The way our yard and house are, the basement has no windows on the front side of the house, but is at ground level on the back. So I have a big picture window I can look out of. Dad put some towels and a strip of carpet on it to make it cozier for me.
In this picture, as you can see, it looks dark outside. But that is because Mom used the flash. When she took a picture without the flash, you can see there is still some light outside the window, and things for me to be looking at.
The ledge is one of my favorite spots to sleep during the daytime. Mom thinks I look at stuff, and then get dozy and fall off to sleep. Sort of like her when she watches tv in the evenings!
Thursday, October 28, 2010
Mom and I are on speaking terms again. She told me it was a lovely day when she got home this afternoon, and I agreed to wear my harnes to go on the deck. I didn't move around, but I really seemed to be loving the sunshine and the leaves, and also sniffing the air. Tonight it gets a lot cooler.
Today I am thankful for blog friends who come and visit my blog, even though my Mom is too busy too help me do a new post, or comment on all my friends' blogs. Hope to be able to do so soon.
I am embarrassed to be re-posting an older picture. But today is foggy and damp and no new pics are available.
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Monday, October 25, 2010
So with the new water softener in place, Dad decided to drain the hot water heater by attaching a hose to it and running it out the basement door. Which led to me getting out, so Mom followed me as I did my usual tour round the house. But then I decided to sit for a long while behind the front shrubbery, so Mom got busy picking up pretty leaves. Next thing she knew, she saw me going into the next door neighbors' yard (on the other side of the wall in the picture), so she followed me, and tried to pick me up to come home. Well, I was super tricky, and got behind THEIR bushes. In the end it took my Dad giving me a chase, and Mom shaking the Party Mix bag, and then I ran home.
I got to wear my harness for the remainder of the day if ever I went on the deck. It makes me hunker down and not move much. I don't like it. They thought they could depend on me to stay pretty close to our house, but now they are not so sure I will do that.
Sunday, October 24, 2010
Mom says the water softener will make her hair feel a lot better when she washes it, and we can finally replace the old dishwasher. I don't intend to find out how my fur feels after washing it, but I can approve of clean food bowls.
Saturday, October 23, 2010
Sometimes, the pictures that come from Mom's camera make my fur look more orange than I really am - either some inside pictures, or pictures in the late afternoon light in the fall. Here are three pictures like that.
Waiting to have somebody open the door for me:
Seeing to some blogging duties:
Have a wonderful Saturday!
Friday, October 22, 2010
Thursday, October 21, 2010
It’s getting to be time to bring the houseplants in off the deck. They have really enjoyed the summer outside: the spider plant has oodles of spidey babies, and the one Swedish ivy that didn’t crash down is looking lush.
When Mom “supervises” me on a walk around the outside of the house (actually, when she catches up with me if I escape from the deck), I sit in this spot at the back corner of the house and take in the sights and sounds of the neighborhood. This is close to the basement window I like to sit in and watch the world go by, and nap when I get dozy. It has a nice wide ledge and I can just see the birdfeeder from there.
Happy Gardening, all you cats and woofies and parents! At our house, pretty soon it will be only LEAVES LEAVES AND MORE LEAVES!
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Monday, October 18, 2010
Sunday, October 17, 2010
Gracie suggested in comments to my last post that I could spray paint that LLadro kitty to make it orange, but not to get any paint on myself. So I got to wondering what I would look like if I did. I messed around with the tint setting on iPhoto and this is what I came up with! I entered this photo in Hansel's contest because it looked pretty Halloweeny. And kinda skerrry too. I am glad I was able to "revert to original"!
My Dad got home late last night after being away from home for 10 days. That makes today spectacular too since I am hoping for more brushing, treats, decktime, you name it. Today is a beautiful day after several days of rain or high wind. When it is windy, Mom doesn't let me out at all, and of course when it is rainy I don't WANT to go out.
Saturday, October 16, 2010
Dad gave Mom this sweet Lladro kitty for their last anniversary. She has quite a few pretty Lladro porcelain figurines. I think they should have made the furs ginger color when they did it, but Mom tells me that the colors of the figurines tend to be subdued hues of grays and blues and pastel flowers, not orange. Oh, well. Maybe they need to start a new line to be more representative of reality - black, calico, ginger, tabby striped........ I bet there would be quite a market for them.
Friday, October 15, 2010
Thursday, October 14, 2010
My Mom and Dad would never get me into a Halloween costume of any sort - I even run away when I see Mom with a harness in her hand - but for those of you who can tolerate getting dressed up, Hansel is having a Halloween contest. You can click on the picture on my sidebar to go to her website and see the entries that are already there, and find out how to submit your own photo of yourself as a ghost, goblin, or anything else.
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Monday, October 11, 2010
Sunday, October 10, 2010
I am in Love.
Saturday, October 9, 2010
When I looked at today's theme for PhotoHunt, I realized I should have posted yesterday's pictures today. So here are two more pictures of me out on the deck. You can see how the boards running diagonally made stripes, as well as the railing uprights. You can check out yesterday's pictures to really see the long diagonal board stripes. The sun shining through the railing makes stripes as well. And in this second picture I am obligingly showing you some of the stripes on my face and my arms. Mom loves the lines that go from the corners of my eyes.
Friday, October 8, 2010
I was finally able to go out onto the deck late yesterday afternoon - the rain was over and the wet surface had dried. There was a nice breeze blowing and all sorts of great smells. The only negative was all the acorns falling from the oak trees. Mom and I were afraid we were going to get a concussion so we didn't stay very long. I hope these pictures give you an idea of how nice the new stain is. Ignore the messy leaves lying around - as fast as anybody blows them off the deck, new ones appear, along with the acorns. But Mom tells me this is only barely the beginning of leaves!
Have a great weekend!
Thursday, October 7, 2010
We have continued to have drizzly weather so new garden pictures are hard to come by. So I am thinking about thankfulness today. I am very thankful for my fuds and brushing and cuddles with Mom, and as the weather gets cooler, so thankful for my blankets on the sofa. There are two of them out now and my favorite is the large crocheted blanket that we affectionately refer to as "messy blankie" though in this picture it is tidier than the other one! Mom covers herself with the smaller one if she lies on the sofa watching tv, and I sleep at the end of the sofa on messy blankie.
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Mom says it was at both times exciting and exhilarating, and also petrifyingly scary. Especially the last flight in the rain (you can see the wet pavement at the airport).
Monday, October 4, 2010
I hope you like my new blog template and banner. Thanks so very very much to Sammy and Andy's mom Judi for making the suggestions about the template and for doing my banner for me. Since my Mom only knows how to do the basic blog things, I would not have a special banner if it were not for her generous help. Mom and I really like it. Thanks again, Judi!
Scroll down to the next post regarding the Livestrong Bracelet giveaway.
Sunday, October 3, 2010
This picture was taken before Dad stained the deck: he spent a lot of time cleaning up the remnants of our storm yesterday, since the deck was wet and full of leaves and acorns that came down in the storm. So today it should be perfect for spending time on.
Can it really be October already? I guess I will have to let Mom get some 'tocks pictures.
Have a great Sunday!
Saturday, October 2, 2010
I am going yellow today for Livestrong. Thanks to Milo and Alfie, and Ann of Zoolatry for all their organizing. Our message is FOCUS, NEVER give up HOPE, Have a FIGHTING attitude, have COURAGE and know we ALL SUPPORT you. LIVESTRONG! We believe in the POWER of the PURR!
I am dedicating my post to the Memory of family and loved ones who have died of cancer, and in Honor of family and loved ones who are cancer survivors.
In memory of Mom's mother, and Dad's mother, Mom's grandfather, and Mom's sister. Also kitties Smudge and Kimi and Belle. Also Sniffie and Yuu-Chan, and Maxxdog, and all the others who have died from cancer.
In honor of my Dad, his brother, friends Rosmarie, Sue, David and Carl, coworkers Mark and Marc, and kitties who are surviving with cancer such as my friend Herman with FeLV. Also Vic, and Milo and Alfie's Mom and Dad.
If we have left anybody out who we should have included, it is not on purpose.
Mom bought five yellow Livestrong wristbands today, one for her, one for Dad, and three to give away. We will do a drawing from the names of all those who say in comments that they would like to be included: then we will get your addresses and post them to you.