Thursday, September 30, 2010
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
In keeping with my plan to post a "random" picture on Tuesdays, I wanted to show you these pretty orchids from Mom and Dad's visit to the Orchid Show this past spring. I chose the yellow ones because I am thinking about my post for October 2nd, Livestrong Day. Are all of you going to do something special on your blogs for Livestrong Day?
Monday, September 27, 2010
I plan to celebrate quietly, hopefully with some deck time: Dad spent the whole weekend getting it stained (two coats) and it really looks fabulous. I know he did it just for me. (Mom said it needed protection from the winter elements, but I know better).
Happy Monday, and purrs to anybody who is sad, or not feeling good today.
Sunday, September 26, 2010
Mom helped me borrow the pictures here of Yuu-Chan - we hope #1 doesn't mind! We love them, each showing his handsomeness in a different way. He had such wonderful frootbat ears, and looked so handsome in the sunshine, and indoors as well. His coloring was always so magnificent.
As well as being a tribute to Yuu-Chan's short little life, I would like to dedicate this post to all the humans who have lost beloved pets this year, especially if they had to make the hard decision to help their dear ones to the Rainbow Bridge. In doing so, they gave their fur darlings the ultimate gift of love, to end their suffering and allow them to run and fly free.
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Of course I could post a photo of myself for the theme "Natural" because I am naturally handsome, and a natural thing, being an animal and all. I am naturally floofy, have naturally long whiskers, etc etc. But I asked Mom to look through her photos for an interesting photo of something else natural, that was more scenic. We chose this photo taken when she and Dad were in Alaska and took a boat ride to Endicott Arm near Juneau. There were lots of small and larger icebergs from the glacier, and this one was especially interesting to look at. When icebergs are 'young" they can be especially blue, due to the pressure of the glacier compacting the ice. The water in this part was an unusual green color too.
Friday, September 24, 2010
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Dad has rearranged everything on my deck in order to clean and stain it so I don't have any new pictures of my deck "garden". In fact, yesterday evening Dad got about half the floor stained after work, which was really terrific. After dinner a sudden storm came up and RAINED on the wet stain! Then a gust of wind blew down my favorite Swedish Ivy plant and smashed it and the pot all over the deck! Here is what it looked like last week, but I think now it will only be good for the compost pile. Maybe Mom can take cuttings and root them and start it again:
When Mom supervises me in the yard, I usually stick close to the foundation and go behind the bushes. A bonus is that it makes it harder for her to pick me up and bring me back inside, until *I* am ready. I look more accessible in this picture than I actually was:
Happy gardening, kitties! Please visit Jonesie the Founder of the Society of Feline Gardeners. She has a new WOOFIE in her garden!
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
I have promised you a random photo on Tuesdays, not necessarily of me. This is an OLD photo, taken by my Grandpa more than 30 years ago, maybe even 40! I never did meet my Grandpa but my Mom has taken some of his slides and scanned them, and this is one of those pictures. Mom actually thinks this photo is from closer to 1970 than 1980. Grandpa enjoyed doing his own enlarging of his favorite photos and this is one of the ones he enlarged once he had retired. Mom has some of his slides from even the 1950s! If Grandpa was still alive he would be 97 now. Next week we will show you a really really old one.
Monday, September 20, 2010
Sunday, September 19, 2010
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!
Because Mom has let it get down to the wire, we have copied the following from an article on Yahoo:
"Pedigree's "Write a Post, Help a Dog" promotion is simple: Write a blog post about its adoption program between now and September 19, and the company will donate a twenty-pound bag of dog food to a shelter. (If you do write a post, make sure to add it to the I Love Rescue Animals page so that Pedigree will see it.)
This post is done in honor of my cousin Josie, my human brother's dog, who was a shelter puppy. She was adopted nearly 3 years ago, and what a sweet dog she is!!! We are so glad my brother chose to give a home to a puppy from a shelter. Don't you love this little face?
Saturday, September 18, 2010
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Since the past few weeks have been less hot, and even "just right", everything on the deck is thriving. Mom has had a Swedish Ivy plant for oodles of years, and just keeps making new cuttings and planting them in fresh soil in a hanging basket. This is one of our two current plants:
As I said the other day, our Ficus tree has grown quite a bit - it spends winters inside and summers on the deck. I think Dad will have to prune it again before it comes back in this Fall:
Our Spider plant had no little "babies" before the summer - now there are quite a few. Most likely a couple will get rooted during the winter and made into new hanging plants next spring:
Catnip was suffering in the very hot weather, but it looks good now:
And the Imaptiens boxes are full and thriving as well (Dad does a good job of watering and fertilizer with these).
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Just so we do not forget to appreciate the weather this September (it is probably quite nice almost everywhere I have cat-blogging friends), this photo was from last February 25th!
Monday, September 13, 2010
It rained yesterday so no deck time, but on Saturday I got a little. It was a beautiful day - sadly reminding Mom of the clear beautiful weather on 9/11/01.
Our deck is quite long, but I like the corners best. That is where Mom and Dad have placed my towels, so of course that now makes my favorite corners even more favorite. One of the towels is in my Funhouse to the north end, and the other is behind a potted ficus tree to the south end. Pretty soon the ficus is going to have to come back inside, and it has grown so tall it may not fit!
Have a wonderful week, friends!
Sunday, September 12, 2010
I have taken up a new spot for sleeping, which amuses Mom because I am lying all in among the power strips and power cords for the computer stuff and the music stuff in the corner of the family room. She can't imagine how it can be comfy but she finds me there frequently.
Have a wonderful, restful Sunday.
Saturday, September 11, 2010
If it were not for the tragedy of 9/11/01, this picture of the Manhattan skyline would include the Twin Towers of the World Trade center. That day is burned in Mom's memory forever.
Today, let us remember all those who died on that day, and as a result of the attack, as well as their loved ones. Never forget.
Thursday, September 9, 2010
Derby started the first Mo Cats Day last year, a couple of weeks before I started blogging. Now we are all going to be sure it is an annual event on 9/9. In honor of Mo Cats Day, I am doing TWO posts today! Stick THAT in your pipe and smoke it, Mr or Ms "No Cats Day" person!
Thanks for these wonderful graphics, Derby and Derby's Mum (and Ducky too)!
This is my 250th post! Can you believe it? So this is a special gardening post for that reason.
Today I thought I would show you my new catgrass plant. I haven't had any over the summer, because it has been so very hot. But with a few cooler days, Dad planted some of the seeds for me and within a few days they had sprouted and started coming up. It is very nommable. Yesterday, I went onto the deck with Mom and immediately ate some. A few minutes later I meowed at the door to go in, and I ran onto the basement staircase landing (carpeted), and barfed it all up. Don't you think it was considerate of me not to want to barf on the deck and instead to go to the comfort of inside first?
Th other reason this is a special day, is that it is Mo Cats Day. In honor of Mo Cats Day, I am going to do TWO posts, so look later for the second one! That way, I will be helping to INCREASE the amount of catblogging on the internet!
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Mom and I have decided to try to post a random picture on Tuesdays. it might be of me, or something else she has on her computer. Today's picture is interesting because it was taken with a flash and had huge laser eyes. As my friends and their humans have probably found out, "red eye correction" doesn't work on yellow cat eyes. So my Mom used Photoshop Elements to make my eyes black. But they look kind of weird still don't you think? Anyway, this picture was taken during the winter, when I wanted to laze and snuggle on my favorite blanket on the couch. I even have a human pillow too! (no, not a human as a pillow, but a pillow for humans!)
Monday, September 6, 2010
Although this picture was taken a few weeks ago, before I got my Funhouse, I think it is good for a Mancat Monday post, because I think I look pretty manly and brave in it. Sometimes I am focused on the nearby smells when I am outside, and sometimes on the distant noises. Here I am most likely hearing something from the houses behind ours, or even the road behind them.
I am already agitating to have outside deck time today, and Mom thinks I have it in my heart and mind to get into the garden for an explore. She wishes I would just be willing to walk on a harness and leash, but I won't walk at all under those circumstances. I just lie down in the grass and won't move. Which of course is good in another way.
Our weather here today is close to perfect. We hope all my furry friends and their humans have a great Labor Day. And for sure, don't do any labor! Because it will all be waiting for you tomorrow anyway!
Sunday, September 5, 2010
Thursday, September 2, 2010
We have a steady stream of small cherry tomatoes, that usually don't even make it into the kitchen, but are eaten right off the plant!
I am going to let Mom post some pictures from the gardens she visited in St Louis. This first one was taken at the Missouri Botanical Garden, in the Japanese Garden:
Outside the Conservatory at the Butterfly House there was a small garden, that included this pond and statue of a little girl with a butterfly:
And Mom got to take several walks in Forest Park, which has a beautiful Grand Basin with lovely fountains:
as well as lots of other lovely areas. These pretty foliage plants are outside The Boathouse:
and this the a zoomed view of the World Pavilion looking back from the Grand Basin area.
Okay, Mom, now can I have my blog back?