May 22nd 2011 8:53 pm
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The weather is playing wet and noisy games, tonight. Wow! So loud that the whole house was rattling. And gusts of wind! The neighbors roof shingles that were laying on the roof from being removed to make way for new ones were just lifted off and were sailing in the air! OMC! The workers will have a rude surprise in the morning!
We had to turn of the computers here for a while because the storm was that severe. At least we didn't get the tornadoes that some places got. Weather can be rather fearsome and scary at times, and tonight its no exception. At one point I had to go and look for a hidey hole...
Meowmy says that this is the heavenly way to have an early fireworks display to help catabrate Victoria Day, which is the Canadian holiday that is tomorrow.
We did have a nice start to the day on Thursday...then we had drizzle...then Friday we had a nice day...ending with rain, and last night we had more drizzle....good only for the grass seeds that pawppy put down on some bare spots...and for raising the water levels in the Great Lakes...which is good for the fish that swim in there...who knows how much rain came with today's storms!
Purrs to all!
May 16th 2011 1:25 pm
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Here is something kind of cute...esp for those of us who need to have a giggle or two...perhaps you may not 'get it' at first, then suddenly you will! MOL!
Ingenious way to stimulate supermarket sales!
-----Sense of Freshness....
A while ago a new supermarket opened in Topeka , KS .
It has an automatic water mister to keep the produce fresh. Just before it goes on, you hear the sound of distant thunder and the smell of fresh rain.
When you pass the milk cases, you hear cows mooing and you experience the scent of fresh mown hay.
In the meat department there is the aroma of charcoal-grilled steaks with onions.
When you approach the egg case, you hear hens cluck and cackle, and the air is filled with the pleasing aroma of bacon and eggs frying.
The bread department features the tantalizing smell of fresh-baked bread and cookies.
... I don't buy toilet paper there anymore...
Did you have a good laugh? I hope so, it will make the sunny day we are having today so much more enjoyable!
May 14th 2011 7:58 pm
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Wow! I heard meowmy say that she saw all different kinds of colored snow today. on the pavement and on the ground...What is the world coming to?
Some of it is even in our own backyard!
What? Oh, good! Meowmy said that it is just lots and lots of flowers from the trees and shrubs that the storms have beaten off of them. Of course they did look prettier on the trees than on the ground!
I was getting worried, I had been hearing all this rumbling and grumbling outside, and the wind was so strong. It got very dark yesterday, and it wasn't even close to sunset!
Meowmy even had to get off of Catster for a while, something about too much lightening...I really miss the bright sunshine that we had a few days ago, even the windows were open. Now it is so damp and dank, UGH!
Maybe this is why I got into bullying mode last night...Pipo was lying on the CPU. Humph! That is my favorite place...well I walked up to him, stared him in the face and dared him to stay...Pipo gave me a big hiss, and wonder of wonders, he got up and stalked away..and I got my way, MOL! I may be the smaller dude here but I am the King! MOL!
Purrs to all!
May 6th 2011 8:11 pm
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Since it will be Mother's Day, very soon, I thought all you Moms and meowmy's in Catsterland would enjoy this piece of garnered wisdom:
JUST A MUM?
A woman, renewing her driver's licence, was asked by the woman at Registry to state her occupation.
She hesitated, uncertain how to classify herself.
'What I mean is', explained the woman at the Registry, 'do you have a job or are you just a ...?'
'Of course I have a job,' snapped the woman.
'I'm a Mum.'
'We don't list 'Mum' as an occupation,'housewife' covers it', said the recorder emphatically.
I forgot all about her story until one day I found myself in the same situation.
The Clerk was obviously a career woman, poised,
efficient, and possessed of a high sounding title like, 'Official Interrogator' or 'City Registrar.'
'What is your occupation?' she probed.
What made me say it? I do not know. The words simply popped out.
'I'm a Research Associate in the field of
Child Development and Human Relations.'
The clerk paused, ball-point pen frozen in midair and looked up as though she had not heard right.
I repeated the title slowly emphasizing the most significant words.
Then I stared with wonder as my pronouncement was written, in bold, black ink on the official questionnaire.
'Might I ask,' said the clerk with new interest,
'just what you do in your field?'
Coolly, without any trace of fluster in my voice,I heard myself reply, 'I have a continuing program of research,(what mother doesn't); in the laboratory and in the field, (normally I would have said indoors and out). I'm working for my Masters, (first the Lord and then the whole family); and already have four credits (all daughters). Of course, the job is one of the most demanding in the humanities, (any mother care to disagree?); and I often work 14 hours a day, (24 is more like it). But the job is more challenging than most run-of-the-mill careers and the rewards are more of a satisfaction rather than just money.'
There was an increasing note of respect in the clerk's voice as she completed the form, stood up and personally ushered me to the door
As I drove into our driveway, buoyed up by my glamorous new career, I was greeted by my lab assistants -- ages 13, 7, and 3. Upstairs I could hear our new experimental model,(a 6 month old baby), in the child development program, testing out a new vocal pattern.
I felt I had scored a beat on bureaucracy! And I had gone on the official records as someone more
distinguished and indispensible to mankind than just another Mum.'
What a glorious career!
Especially when there's a title on the door.
Does this make grandmothers
'Senior Research associates in the field of Child Development and Human Relations'
And great grandmothers
'Executive Senior Research Associates?
I think so!
I also think it makes Aunts.
‘Associate Research Assistants.'
Feel free to relay this important info to any Mom, Aunt, Grandmother and Great Grandmother!
They will be blessed by the knowledge that their hard work is truly a career to be honored and respected by all!
Meowmy's and others like them included...MOL!
May 5th 2011 8:20 pm
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Yup, You read that right! My catretary is so slow with taking cat-tations, from me, so that I decided to do it my self...with my dainty meezer paws, aka mitts...MOL!
But that made meowmy feel sorry for me, so she did take it over, sigh, I was going to mew all kinds of kitty tales...
Well whatever! It has been quite a long while!
Easter is almost 2 weeks ago!
Mother's Day is just around the corner, and then there will be the 2 holidays at the end of the month, Victoria Day, and Memorial Day. Meowmy has been way busy, so she may just 'recycle' some pics. to keep up with those days...but not have the stress of a photo session. I am not too sad about that! MOL!
Meowmy has finished her class, with an A, but the studying is not over, yet, because she has to take a state exam, soon.
Of course, then she will be going on a job hunt. Maybe she should take us kitties with her as she hunts, after-all, we are so much better at stalking and hunting than a human, MOL!
I like to wash dog-guy's ears, but yesterday, he was too stinky for that! He found something really smelly to roll in...EEUUW!
I didn't even want to get too close after he got cleaned up...because then he had other odors on his fur...
My unfur bros came home from college...briefly...then they disappeared again...though the boxes here are all over the place! Meowmy says we could get into the storage business!
They should be back in a couple of days, then there will be plenty of laps top sit on, and knead.
Meowmy put a cardboard tray in the laundry basket...she wanted to bring it upstairs...but first I had fun chewing and scratching all over it! MOL! I bit big chunks out of it! Good thing it wasn't going to be used for anything very important! Just storage...of unfurbro's things...hee-hee!
I wish that meowmy would have let the boy's boxes be in the livingroom...that would have been tons of hide & go seek fun, as well as being great for scratching all over!
Well, I need to go and have another longish kitty nap...and get myself ready for the next days catventures!
April 23rd 2011 8:09 pm
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Well! Meowmy wasn't kidding when she warned us of less time here on Catster!
But she did mange to find some time to make some of her pictures for our furends 'occasions'.
We have been able to sneak around in the diaries, too, most evenings, though not as thoroughly as in the past.
I am currently holding down Meowmy's lap, while she is typing fur me...so that she is going to have to do these diaries or Pipo & I shall be unhappy kitties!
Not a whole lot has been going on...we had a lot of dreary days, with no sunpuddles to speak of! But today the sun was back, and spring seems to have taken over the upper hand in its war with the Winter...at least for now! MOL!Today we had our windows wide open all day, the sun was glorious and the breezes were warm. Perfect!
I have jumped on the counter in the kitchen several times to get meowmy's attention when she is making yummy food in there...like today she made salmon. She hears a little chirp, and there I am right beside her. A sure way to get her hands on me instead of doing her work...MOL!
I am being naughty like that, too when meowmy and pawppy are eating their meals, lately. I never did much of this in the past, so I think it is a form of protest at being alone for so many hours with only Pipo and the dog-guy when pawppy is at work all day, and meowmy is at school.
Well, yesterday meowmy was home from classes, because of it being Good Friday! Yeah! And today is Saturday, another meowmy stay at home day.
Meowmy said that she is doing well at her class, she had 95% on the first exam, and 100% on the one she took a couple of days ago. Next comes some hands on training, that should get her furry tired out, so that when she comes home she will get in the recliner and we can keep her in there...MOL!
I want to take a moment to wish evfurry one a furry Happy Easter!
April 10th 2011 5:37 am
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Well, I have not had anything furry exciting happening, since the mouse episode.
I did sneak into the back porch a few times...
Spring has rather dutifully arrived with its April Showers; plants are coming up and the bluebells have started to bloom under our weeping cherry tree.
One lonely little crocus is blooming, meowmy thought some naughty squirrel must have been hungry over the lean winter months...too bad we don't get outside, I would have given that tree rat a run for his crocus meal...
But we did get to enjoy the outdoors yesterday, the windows were all opened, so we could have the fresh air and enjoy the spring scents wafting in on the pleasant breezes.
Today is cloudy and storms are in the forecast:(
Meowmy is starting a class, tomorrow. Full time school.Followed by getting a full time job if possible.
This means the my time to romp, knead and purr here will be a lot less. That makes me feel sad, but all of my Catster furends will not be furgotten, just put on the back burner as it were...Meowmy also will not be able to help Pipo & I make those picture badges anymore, they are very time consuming.
Pawlease furgive us also if we miss celebrating any occasions, such as DDP's, birthdays, and so on, with you.
I will try to convince meowmy to come and purr here as time permits...I hope she can find lots of that...the chores, homework and stuff like that can wait, MOL!
I will miss it here, this is such a fun place!
If you hear a huge YOWLING it is just me and Pipo having withdrawal symptoms...
April 1st 2011 8:49 pm
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Well today I was a DDP! First time this year! Over a silly mouse!
Oh well, you gotta take what you get...MOL!
Thanks to all my furry pals for the comments, messages, pictures and prezzies!
This morning when meowmy got up, the first thing she did was check on the set traps...negative. OMC! She thought that silly mouse was going to set up shop in our den someplace...she saw that we were very interested in another part of the livingroom, so she got out some extra traps that she was going to set in that area, out of our reach of course...
Well she took that robber dog-guy for his daily stroll, ate breakfast and did some things on the computer. In otherwords...dawdled!
When she was going to get the traps ready, she thought she would first go and see where she would put them.
I was in my cozy nest, resting with Pipo and meowmy just smiled at us and said, guys why can't you clean up after yourselves...because there were lots of toy mousies all over the floor and we sure like to tear them up, so some of them were quite tattered looking.
Suddenly meowmy shrieked so loud we both jumped!
Mousie...the real one from yesterday was lying in the middle of that toy mousie pile, just like one of them! MOL! MOL!
April Fool, meowmy! Its a real live dead one...how about that!
She about fainted I think, because she just stood there for a moment...this mouse dude was not a mess or chewed on or anything...and no bait out to cause a sudden death in our presence...
One of us had snagged it when it decided to go exploring...or whatever mice do...Meowmy thinks Pipo probably got it, because he was more interested in stalking where he heard all the rustling noises it was making!
Minko & Mouse
A closer one...
Minko & Mouse, closeup
And a final sniff:
Minko & Mouse, final sniff
Pipo Had to smell it, too:
Pipo & Mouse
Anyways, meowmy let us have a final sniff of mousie, then she took it out for a mouse funeral...
It has been identified as a deer mouse.
And that is the end of the mouse-tory!
March 31st 2011 9:56 pm
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That dog robbed us of our chance to snag a real mouse! He and his buffoon ways...and that torpedo snoot, always into our cat business...well there was this mouse that climbed out if the cold air vent and took a fast run over the carpet...and who knows where it is now, Dog-guy went after me when I tried to catch that mouse dude! Hiss!
Well meowmy saw that mouse, too...so she put out traps...but we want to snag that rodent ourselves...so much more fun that those little toy ones we have to make do with...I and Pipo have been prowling about because we know that mousie is in here...and we want it!
I have to say I was naughty today, too...counter surfing because I wanted to lick some tuna that meowmy had spilled on the counter and I could still smell where that had been, cause she had only wiped it up, not washed it away...but I think a mouse sandwich sounds so much better!
Bye, off to hunt me a mouse!
March 28th 2011 9:00 pm
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One of our favorite Catster families needs some major help. They are really needing to rehome one of their veruy precious kitties, Shelly Sue.
This family has been on catster for over five years now, spreading their love and charm around, but now they need help.
Shelly Sue is a very pretty kitty and also has a charming purrsonality.
She will be a blessing of returned love to whomever can open their home and heart to her.
Please take a few moments to read about her and her plight.
If you are not the family who can do this, then perhaps you could pass this info along to someone who does.
Somewhere I know, there is another meowmy or Pawppy for Shelly Sue.
Thanks to all of you for your purrs and thoughtfurness at Shelly Sue's time of need.
Purrs of thanks.
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