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Ice, Ice and More Ice, OMC!

December 22nd 2013 9:33 am
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We have ice...did you read it? We have ice, Too much ice. Not the ice that forms on ponds and rivers, but hanging from trees and fences and wires. And...we have no regular power either. So fur hours already that noisy generator outside is chugging away, helping to keep our den warm and lighted. The peeps could not go to church either, as the roads were too slippery. A lot of churches cancelled the services, but our Church is in another town, so it still had power and services...only without the presence of our peeps, MOL! We wanted them to stay warm and safe with us.
Meowmy was evfur so glad that she didn't have to go to work today...not til tomorrow evening. So we have evfurryone here. Unfur-bro who lives just around the corner from our Church, came over befur this mess started and now he is 'stuck' here! So we have another lap to lounge on, Hah!
Things do look rather purrty out there, and more so if the sun would decide to shine its bright rays on it. Then it ill look like a fairy palace indeed!
There are lots of branches down in our woodsy part of the yard, and a large limb is down, too. But in other areas there are whole trees down, because not only did we get ice, we got high winds, too.
Our poor generator-less neighbors evacuated their den earlier this morning, presumably to go to somewhere with heat and light.

So while we are in this state, we have only limited use of internet...on a wi/fi phone, so we can't make pictures fur any furends with spawsial days and honors. Sorry...

All this just in time fur Christmas, OMC! Snow is now headed our way.

Meowmy said she saw the Ho-Ho Man at her work the other day, a bit early huh? MOL! She will see if he comes back on Christmas Day...she will be there at her work. So we will have to share her on that day...but at least the rest of the furmily will all be here fur us to have lap time with, ahhh!

Meowmy wrote this little verse today about all the ice:

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Icicle City
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Slip & Slide...
Ice all around.
It fell from the sky,
Now it covers the ground.
Thick and clear,
Cold and bright...
While quite dangerous,
Its a beautifur sight!
Tree limbs in the yard.
Too heavy a burden of ice.
Sidewalks are glazed.
This ice isn't at all nice.
Freezing rain,
Some call it sleet,
It surrounds all it touches,
Makes walking quite the feat!
If from behind the clouds,
The sun would peek,
It would make all sparkle.
The icy cover bleak,
Would become a splendor - cold;
But wondrous to behold!
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Well, Merry Christmas to all!
Stay warm and stay safe!

 

Mews and Views and An Early Purrsent!

December 4th 2013 10:04 pm
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Well, meowmy got all the boxes of our fave toys out today...the ones with branches, and baubles and other such like things.
She calls then decorations, but of course any wise kitty knows they are spawsial & seasonal toys!
Well she got them out, but didn't unpack them...said whe was too drained and tired...she says stress at work, and too many chores and so on, so since she had to dig in the depths of her closet fur those boxes she felt justified to leave them closed...sigh...well, we are expert diggers, she should have enlisted us to help!

Yesterday, her and pawppy were gone all day so meowmy could pay a visit to her oncologist, just her regular yearly check-up. All was deemed fine, and again 'No evidence of disease'. They nevfur say remission or cure...so meowmy lives with this sort of teasing demon that wants to make her feel like she needs to shout and ask...why me, I know its going to come back...and so on. But since this started in 2006, it seems to not be bothering her as much as in the past. Meowmy has gotten talented at taking that demon and evicting it.
So she feels like her burdens are lighter...and that she has received an early Christmas purrsent fur herself.
Hooray is all we can say.
Meowmy says 'Praise the Lord!'



-----here are some interesting facts about humans-----considering that meowmy was at the MD...and fur sure they know a lot of this stuff, we think:


The Human Body is a treasure trove of mysteries, one that still confounds doctors and scientists about how it works. It's not an overstatement to say that every part of your body is a miracle.


It's possible for your body to survive without large fractions of its internal organs. Even if you lose your stomach, your spleen, 75% of your liver, 80% of your intestines, one kidney, one lung, and virtually every organ from your pelvic and groin area, you wouldn't be very healthy, but you would live.

During your lifetime, you will produce enough saliva to fill two swimming pools. Actually, Saliva is more important than you realize. If your saliva cannot dissolve something, you cannot taste it.

The largest cell in the human body is the female egg and the smallest is the male sperm. The egg is actually the only cell in the body that is visible by the naked eye.

The strongest muscle in the human body is the tongue and the hardest bone is the jawbone.

Human feet have 52 bones, accounting for one quarter of all the human body's bones. Feet have 500,000 sweat glands and can produce more than a pint of sweat a day.

The acid in your stomach is strong enough to dissolve razor blades. The reason it doesn't eat away at your stomach is that the cells of your stomach wall renew themselves so frequently that you get a new stomach lining ever three to four days.

The human lungs contain approximately 2,400 kilometers (1,500 mi) of airways and 300 to 500 million hollow cavities, having a total surface area of about 70 square meters, roughly the same area as one side of a tennis court. Furthermore, if all of the capillaries that surround the lung cavities were unwound and laid end to end, they would extend for about 992 kilometers. Also, your left lung is smaller than your right lung to make room for your heart.

Sneezes regularly exceed 100 mph, while coughs clock in at about 60 mph.

Your body gives off enough heat in 30 minutes to bring half a gallon of water to a boil. Your body has enough iron in it to make a nail 3 inches long.

Everyone has a unique smell, except for identical twins, who smell the same.

Your teeth start growing 6 months before you are born. This is why one out of every 2,000 newborn infants has a tooth when they are born.

A baby's head is one-quarter of its total length, but by the age of 25 will only be one-eighth of its total length. This is because people's heads grow at a much slower rate than the rest of their bodies.

Babies are born with 300 bones, but by adulthood the number is reduced to 206. Some of the bones, like skull bones, get fused into each other, bringing down the total number.

Your nose can remember 50,000 different scents. But if you are a woman, you are a better smeller than men, and will remain a better smeller throughout your life.

The human body is estimated to have 60,000 miles of blood vessels.

The three things pregnant women dream most of during their first trimester are frogs, worms and potted plants. Scientists have no idea why this is so, but attribute it to the growing imbalance of hormones in the body during pregnancy.

The life span of a human hair is 3 to 7 years on average. Every day the average person loses 60-100 strands of hair. But don't worry, you must lose over 50% of your scalp hairs before it is apparent to anyone.

The human brain cell can hold 5 times as much information as an encyclopedia. Your brain uses 20% of the oxygen that enters your bloodstream, and is itself made up of 80% water. Though it interprets pain signals from the rest of the body, the brain itself cannot
feel pain.

The tooth is the only part of the human body that can't repair itself.

Your eyes are always the same size from birth but your nose and ears never stop growing.

By 60 years of age, 60% of men and 40% of women will snore.

We are about 1 cm taller in the morning than in the evening, because during normal activities during the day, the cartilage in our knees and other areas slowly compress.

The brain operates on the same amount of power as 10-watt light bulb, even while you are sleeping. In fact, the brain is much more active at night than during the day.

Nerve impulses to and from the brain travel as fast as 170 miles per hour. Neurons continue to grow throughout human life. Information travels at different speeds within different types of neurons.

It is a fact that people who dream more often and more vividly, on an average have a higher Intelligence Quotient.

The fastest growing nail is on the middle finger.

Facial hair grows faster than any other hair on the body. This is true for men as well as women.

There are as many hairs per square inch on your body as a chimpanzee.

A human baby acquires fingerprints at the age of three months.

By the age of 60, most people will have lost about half their taste buds.

About 32 million bacteria call every inch of your skin home. But don't worry, a majority of these are harmless or even helpful bacteria.

The colder the room you sleep in, the higher the chances are that you'll have a bad dream.

Human lips have a reddish color because of the great concentration of tiny capillaries just below the skin.

Three hundred million cells die in the human body every minute.

Like fingerprints, every individual has an unique tongue print that can be used for identification.

A human head remains conscious for about 15 to 20 seconds after it has been decapitated.

It takes 17 muscles to smile and 43 to frown.

Humans can make do longer without food than sleep, provided there is water. The average human could survive a month to two months without food depending on their body fat and other factors. Sleep deprived people, however, start experiencing radical personality and
psychological changes after only a few sleepless days. The longest recorded time anyone has ever gone without sleep is 11 days, at the end of which the experimenter was awake, but stumbled over words, hallucinated and frequently forgot what he was doing.

Every human spent about half an hour after being conceived, as a single cell. Shortly afterward, the cells begin rapidly dividing and begin forming the components of a tiny embryo.

Right-handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left-handed people do.

Humans are the only animals to produce emotional tears.


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OMC!
WOW!
This is so neat. We are furtastic beings as kitties too, we think a list could be made up about us as well...
But now we need to do some big cat napping!

 

Spooky, Scary Storms

November 19th 2013 9:33 pm
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Today is late on Tuesday...
Sunday was 2 days ago...and what a day that was:(
It started out rather mild in temperature fur this time of the year...but gradually things declined.
The wind picked up, and thick ominous clouds were scudding all over the dark sky. Every once in a while there would be a downpour...and that wind just got stronger and stronger.
The weatherman said there was a tornado watch...OMC.
Meowmy had to go to her work...nothing cancels the goings on in a nursing home.
Pawppy stayed home with us, he felt it was a risky thing to go to evening church service, because the high winds might make driving hazardous, and he wanted to be here to take us all in the cellar if need be...meowmy had shown him where the carriers were, and dog-guy's leash.

Then after darkness had nearly set in, the wind began to howl and buffet the whole are with a vengeance. And the rain...OMC, it was coming in horizontal sheets.

At meowmy's work place all the blinds had been closed for a safety measure in case the wind would blow in the windows. And residents who could be up were taken in their wheelchairs to the main living room...all the while the TV was blaring about the severe thunderstorm warning...thankfurly not a tornado in our locale.

Then meowmy heard that the winds had raged about at 70mph in our town, and even worse in other parts of our state. Wow! That is the speed limit on our interstates!

Meowmy took a moment to call pawppy from her work...usually not ever allowed...and was furry relieved that he and us furs were all fine, we still had our den, and we did NOT have to go in the cellar, Phew!

So on her way home meowmy noticed a lot of thick darkness...strange on a night with a full moon...it was still furry cloudy...so...she knew that there were a lot of power outages.

So she carefurly drove through this darkness, hoping to not meet any deer or any other road hazards...angels were guarding and guiding her home..and she arrived here safely, not too much later than normal on her work evenings.

And lo and behold our little village had POWER! What a blessing!
The power had not gone off here at all!

In the morning lots of schools and businesses had to be closed due to either no power, trees/power lines over roads, damage to buildings and so on.
Today some still have no power, and some may not get it until Friday! Yikes! Its cold out, too:(
Even a area SPCA was without power...so volunteers were bringing lots of blankets and other supplies to that place. They have their power back on tonight, hooray!

Meowmy saw that there were lots of branches strewn over our property, and a few large limbs, but no trees had completely blown over, and we have a lot in the back of our yard. We lost a piece of our siding, but meowmy was able to reinsert it in place.
There was a lot of roofing material in our yard, too...from the neighbors house. So that was returned to its rightful owner, though goodness knows if they can replace it all without professional help.
Today meowmy noticed that the back sunroom/porch has some water damage...oh-oh...a leaky spot in the flat roof, that isn't good. So we too will need a fixer man! MOL!
We are not grumbling though...we are all safe and together, and warm and cozy.
There were some tornadoes in other parts of our state...
And a severe one in Illinois:(

We are blessed to be unscathed.

Today was bright and sunny, though cold and still breezy.
Minko decided to nap in a big packing box, MOL!
Pipo was sunbathing...and dog-guy was...well doing doggy junk!

MIAOW!

 

YooHoo! We are Back At Last!

November 13th 2013 10:05 pm
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Yoo Hoo!
Meowmy has comeback from her vacation!
Hooray!

But today as she unpacked and got all things back in order here...she still wouldn't let us do much on the confuser...sigh...and she and pawppy left us all alone again! Hiss! (They went to have a fancy meal...)
Well we better not hiss too much...it is meowmy's birthday!

Happy Birthday Meowmy!
She says she is now 14 years, MOL! She says that sounds better when she adds the numbers together...well, that means that doing so will have her at 6 next year, MOL!!! Hey meowmy did they ask to see your ID when you had wine with your meal tonight?


We have had snow, sleet and a lot of heavy duty winds here over the past few days. Well today was cold, but at least the sun was making nice sunpuddles fur us.

We are all fine, pawppy did a good job helping us on our staycation.

Tomorrow she has to be back at her job...the whole weekend, too. So while she is here, she won't be here, how befuddled that sounds, MOL!
We helped meowmy unpack, that was fun...she nearly put us in the closet, since we were in her bags!

We hope we didn't miss too many spawsial days, we do know that we missed several DDP's and DOTD's...sigh...well though our picture making factory was inaccessible we could still mew our greetings! Modern technology sure is great! MIAOW!

Now meowmy says she has to get busy in high gear to get things ready in the den fur Thanksgiving and Christmas, right around the corner!

Gobble-Gobble ~ Ho-Ho-Ho!

Hmmm if that means pictures then we have to vamoose!

Purrs!

 

Its Fixed...Sort Of

November 2nd 2013 10:25 am
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Well, meowmy finally figured out how to get the log-in working on the kimi site...its a problem because of the fact that we are using a Mac, and we have a windows version overiding it as a second confuser inside the furst one...its too techie fur meowmy to pawpurrly explain it...
Anyways, through a roundabout long proccess she can now make pictures again...but sometimes the thing is unstable and crashes...and then she has to reboot it and on and on...so while we are making them, the supply of them will be a lot less, fur which we appawolgize. They also are rather time consuming to make, which interferes with meowmy's chores, not to mention her job.

Well, on Monday meowmy will be getting ready to go away fur the rest of that week...
She is starting to sound a bit like our dog-guy, though..she has the beginnings of a visit with that bronchitis bug...UGH:(
Why this waits until just befur a vacation, is beyond her! Sheesh.

Oh, Thanks to to all of you kitties and your furmiles who sent us all those dancing-rattling skellies! Our pages are so noisy with them all, MOL!

Now we have to see about getting things ready fur Thanksgiving time.
Gobble-gobble!

Hooray...we get an extra hour of snuggle time tonight! Wait, that means we have to also wait an extra hour to get our noms...sigh...

Purrs!

 

Oh, NOOOO! HISSS!

October 28th 2013 11:10 pm
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Sheesh, today meowmy was trying to make a picture on her Kimi site...and the whole thing seemed to be disfunctional. Yikes! It was a day with lots of birthdays, gotcha days and some other honors. She had just finished one picture fur a pup(!) when it 'crashed'.
At least she had finished the COTW picture fur Paisan last night...MOL! She was furry late getting to her nest!

So: Our appawlogies fur sending only messages with stock pictures in them...hopefully the site will work better tomorrow. She had to go to work and was able to get the login to work, at about 1 am, Eastern time, but that is rather too late to start making pictures...

Well like we mewed, tomorrow is another day.
Next week, there will not be many pictures either, if any, because meowmy is going out of town fur a wee vacation to visit her aunt who will be 94. We will stay here at home with pawppy and that noisy dog-guy...he isn't allowed there...
After that meowmy will have her own birthday to celebrate, and then it will be getting closer to Thanksgiving time. Meowmy took more vacation time then, too...Hmmm, we think November might be a desert in the WBS kimi-making department here in Catsterland.

Well, even so, all of our furends are nevfur that far from our minds as we purr and mew with you each day.
We love you all so furry much! ♥

 

Four Purrty Roses ~ Two Yucky Urkas

October 6th 2013 10:41 pm
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Yesterday, meomwy got four beautiful red roses from Pawppy. They were waiting fur her when she got home from her job. Lovely indeed. There was a yummy huge cupcake too. Mmmm...but we did not touch that cupcake, because pawppy guarded it well, until meowmy got home.
We didn't touch those roses either...

But...


This morning when meowmy got up, those roses were three beautiful ones,and one broken in half one, and stripped of leaves, too.
Hmmm...now WHO could have done that? It must have been dog-guy, right??
Then she went into the dining room to have breakfast...but...wait...she found two big 'urka-gurkas' on the floor...and in the middle of one of those yucky messes was a bunch of green...OMC! The rose leaves evidence. Now we know what stupid criminals feel like when they leave easy to find evidence around...I guess it is obvious that kitties did this...but...was it Pipo, or was it Minko? We won't divulge that info..and we are not going to tattle-tail on each other either, MOL! Meowmy will nevfur know, tee-hee...pawppy said, My catness, those kitties are trying hard to not endear themselves to us.
Meowmy thought: Good thing they didn't do this when company is coming on Tuesday...
And dog-guy must have been thinking...sheesh, when is it going to get cleaned up so I can go back to lying under my fave table at mealtimes?

Isn't life fun with kitties? Nevfur a dull moment!

 

Peace & Harmony Reign Once Again:)

September 27th 2013 10:10 pm
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Well at long last meowmy saw what she was hoping to see...
As you know Pipo had dental work done, and Minko was not furry furendly with him when he got back, didn't know he was Pipo, and well, stranger kitties have to be hissed & smacked away...
Well after 2 days they could walk past each other and not hiss/growl, and now this morning meowmy saw them curled up together! Hooray!
Peace is good!
Harmony is good!
Kitty love is furry good,MOL!
All is once again well with our world...thanks fur the purrs you all sent to help it happen! ♥

 

Over The Hills And Through The Woods, Me-Yowling As We Go…

August 21st 2013 10:24 pm
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That was us…in our carriers...all the 8 long back roads miles to that pawlace where we do not like to go, HISS.

We got stacked in the van, shotgun…Stacked because meowmy put our carriers on top of each other, then she ran the seatbelt around them. Then she covered the fronts with towels, because she didn't want us to get drafted by cold AC air. So now we couldn't even see out the fronts, only the sides, meowmy was on our left and there was another window on the right…so was ard to enjoy the squirrels, coons and possums, let alone anything bigger like a deer. Meowmy said she didn't see any deer…and most of the critters she did see were…um…squished:( So our me-yowling made sure the ride was less than boring, MOL!

Meowmy tried to calm us down by putting her fingers through the carrier door-grates, but we just ignored her and sang all the more. It was a kitty choir!
Funny thing, though…as soon as we got through the doors of that clinic…we shut right up, we were not going to let the peeps there hear our talent. We save that fur meowmy's ears alone! But we were not letting her hear more of our beautifur Meezer Mewsic at all…so there!
It was a much quieter ride homewards...

 

The Sweet Sixteen…

August 3rd 2013 11:48 am
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OMC!
What a lot is going on here…has been, and is. So much to mew about…and meowmy says she was too busy to let us miaow about it all.

Well, a while back, we said we were going to be away from here for a short while. Meowmy's cousin and her hubby came to our den all the way from the Netherlands. Well, actually they drove over from our auntie's pawlace in Canada. Dog-guy was sniffing the bags they brought along and wagging his tail expecting Murphy (His doggy cousin), to jump out…we are glad he stayed in his own den, MOL!
Well meowmy's cousins liked us and gave us lots of attention! Hooray…they love kitties, and have their own, too!

Meowmy took her cousins on road trips, and we were not invited along…sigh…always the unfurs try to do things and sneak away without us.
However we are happy to have not had to go in a car…MOL!

They went to pawlaces in Indiana to see the Amish stuff…
They also toured round our own locale of Calhoun County…rich in history of the Civil war, slavery (The Underground Railway),Fort Custer National Cemetery, and Kellogg's, among other things. They went to a farmer's market and enjoyed fresh produce, too..but they didn't bring us anything, sigh…even though we were helping the dog-guy do guard duty. Not even a piece of fish or catnip! Hiss! MOL!

Then it was time for the company to leave…so they left and drove away to go to Niagara Falls. OMC, We would love to see all that water! No, maybe not...

Well, then it was a lot quieter here, and meowmy and pawppy got to have a catabration…what, we weren't even with them! It was their 26th annifurrsary…They had a furry spawsial meal in a fancy restaurant.
They also went to search fur a new couch and loveseat…appawrently us furs here and the toll of years has made the current ones a bit less than lovely, not to mention they are furry old fashioned and meowmy says, ugly! MOL!
Maybe they will get leather ones so we can have a new scratching post! What? Oh, sorry meowmy…

Then meowmy went back to working with her peeps again at the nursing home…they all missed her, they said.

And…finally our driveway was fixed and ridded of those paw prints, that had been there for about 6 months…now it is all nice and flat and smooth…poor Bandit, may he RIP…even though he was a pup...

Now you all might be wondering about this sweet 16.

The other day meowmy saw a kitty at the neighbor's palace. OMC! We shall have a lot of hissing to do to keep him out of OUR yard and all the catnip meowmy cultivates for our own use. Don't know kitty's name, though… Maybe we can hire our dog-guy to keep that kitty out! MOL!

Then…there are chickens clucking and scratching in that yard. White ones, black ones, speckled ones and brown ones. A rooster too, by the sounds we hear. We were told there are sixteen of them! Sixteen yummy chicken dinners and a lot of scrambled eggs, Mmmmmm!
Hmmm..we think that if one tries to venture over the fence, we may just be able to snag us a chicken dinner! "Oh Dog-guy…will you help us??" MOL!

This morning, we were rudely awakened by some shrill barks and yaps.
OMC! there is yet another pup over there. Her name is Daisy, she is a year old, and looks like a Chihuahua/Pomeranian mix. A beige fluff ball fur sure! Meowmy says she is furry cute…fur a pup...
Meowmy says she hopes that her furmily will be more responsible with her, and not let her run loose, or be tied up like the other pups endured. Time will tell…

Unfur-bro the elder now has his first car, a brand new one, too! A blue hatchback, perfect fur taking road trips…so last night he puts junk in it and drives away. He says he will be back in a couple of days, then we will have our extra lap back...

Well, now we are resting…too much excitement here! Nevfur can a kitty have enough catnaps, MOL!

 
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