March 29th 2012 5:52 pm
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That's it. I'm putting Mom on a diet. This morning she put on her pants and *POP* the button flew right off. Mom says it's NOT because she has gained weight. No, the button was just loose. Yeah right. No more cookies, donuts or chocolate for Mom. I'm putting my paw down. Eat some mousies, Mom. They are slimming.
Today at work there was samiches left over from some event that they had. There was Roasted Beef samich and Turkey samich and Hamster samich and some fruit and cookies. Mom could only find one tupperware container. So she put two samiches in the container, together with straw-berries, grapes and cantelope. She drizzled some of that white fruit dip stuff on top and tucked a cookie into the side of the container too. Mom thinks this is fine. It all goes into one stomach.
Mom has this habit of calling me 'Mietzi Mouse'. I don't like it. I'm not a mouse. Today my answer to that name was GACK!
Then she hits me in the eye! She was holding a can of cat food and moving her hand and at the same time I jumped up on the counter and BLAP, I jumped right into her moving hand. So Mom starts saying: Oh Mietzi Mouse, I'm sorry Mietzi Mouse, I didn't mean to hit you. Are you OK Mietzi Mouse? Mietzi Mouse?
I had to shake my head a few times. I told Mom that I'm shaking it off and just stop with the Mietzi Mouse already, I'm OK.
It wasn't bad, really. It was not like when Finney got hit in the eye by his Mom by accident and he wouldn't talk to her for weeks or even months I think. He was upset for a very long time anyway.
Oh, I'm about half done going around to folks and saying my thank yous for all your pressies and things when I was cat of the week and DDP. As soon as Mom stops stuffing her face with left-over samiches I'll get right back to it.
Have a happy fish Fryday.
March 24th 2012 1:40 pm
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Gaaa Mom, you forgot the Butterfly for COTW from my dear friends Samsara, Colette and Angels Marrakech and Misha. Seriously, I need a new secretary. I TOLD you to be purrcise.
To everypurr who stopped by and celebrated my Cat of the Week week with me and my Daily Diary Pick: You are amazing. Thank you so much. My head is spinning from all of you coming over and hanging out with me. What an honor to have been your Cat of the Week. I had a great week. Mom could have paid more attention to me, but there is always room for improvement with the humans. Thank you for the gifts, pictures, comments, pawmails, friend-requests.
CAT OF THE WEEK MARCH 12th THANK YOUs:
Emerald - Zoey and Zack; Oly; Pipo McBeepo & Minko McMeezer and family
Golden Heart - Monida
Crown - Teddy Bearz, Milo, Ollie with Angels Wally & Alfie
Trophy to hold all my treats, toys and I.O.U.s from my Mom - Beepers and family (I will put the trophy to good use).
Shrimp and a Käse Rollie - Ishtar proud wobnapt
Shrimp - Casey, Grace, Leo & Frankie
Leprechaun Hat - Molly Angel; Reanan; Cody
Four-leaf clover - The Bush Furs; Samoa McBoa and family; Luke, Tully, Sammy, and Natasha; The Nicholas Boys...Midnight, D-Max, and White Boots; Hunter O'Cellaigh McFluffyButt; Finney, Lacey and Alex (sweet Angel Girl); The Tomcat boys: Timmy, Toby, Buddy, Rumpy Bump Stumpnots and Mr. Buttons with Angels Inky, Pee, CoCo, Amber, Stinker.
Blue Rosette - Humphrey Lee Haunted, Roger Bleu and Greta Rainbow Bridge Baby.
Red Ribbon - Toki
Red Rose - Family of Nala Sue (Angel), Rhed, Lemon Drop, Nip Dem Toes, Precious, Camera, Kelly Ann in loving Memory, Quinn, Willa.
Heart - Tabatha from Windsor Ontario Canada, Catster ID 1116012.
Pictures - Pipo McBeepo, Minko McMeezer and family; The Bush Furs (thank you for the roses); Humphrey Lee Haunted, Roger Bleu and Greta Rainbow Bridge Baby; Tundra; Tabatha - Dreamette #19 from Gainesville, Florida, Catster ID 1178081.
DAILY DIARY PICK MARCH 19th THANK YOUs:
Picture - Pipo and Minko.
Red Ribbon - Ginger
Bunny - Reanan
Oh cat, I hope I didn't forget anypur. If I did, please furrgive me, I didn't mean to.
March 21st 2012 3:41 pm
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Oh my 'Cat of the Week' week is over already. Concats to new Cat of the Week Chloe
I had fun. Mom was so slow in letting me have fun here. Cats send me so much stuff and trophies and pictures and Mom didn't even let me look at some of them until yesterday. I need a new Mom. Maybe Hunter and I can switch Moms? I hear he is sometimes not happy with his Mom either.
It is Wednesday and, what is this? Mom is home already? Usually she doesn't get home until late on Wednesday. Sometimes she helps serve food at her church and there is other stuff on Wednesdays too. Hmm, I wonder if I could help her serve the food? Last Wednesday was cheeseburgers, yum. Mom says she'll still help on Wednesdays once in a while but she's cutting down on her other Wednesday night stuff. It's just getting too much. Yay!
While we're talking about food: do you know a good place to order cat food? PetFoodDirect doesn't have the NEW blue buffalo flavors that we like. I didn't see them anyway. We got to sample those during my Cat of the Week. There is chicken & salmon, chicken & duck, chicken & trout, chicken & turkey. We love the two-flavor ones.
An OFFICIAL thank you note is coming to all of you. Mom needs to help me get that all together now that she's available on Wednesday nights. Thank you so very much for the gifts and pawmails, pictures and friend-requests.
March 19th 2012 11:40 am
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What do you do with a Mom who never has time for your social life? It's been 82 degrees here from Wednesday until yesterday and I was outside a couple of times. Didn't catch any mousies, Platelicker, sorry.
I see that Diary Gal saw fit to give me a Diary of the Day title today, even tho I haven't written anything.
Mom is not home most Monday nights. Sorry. Thank you for all the comments, gifts and things. I will catch up with you soon. Mom needs the smackey paw I think.
March 15th 2012 4:24 am
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Furs, I'm sorry for not being here much. Mom's boss broke her wrist, the right one, the one she writes with. So she can't write and Mom has so much work to do. I have never broken anything except Mom's Camel.
I want to thank the Catster Cat for picking little old me as Cat of the Week. I'm just a regular stripey cat. I am really honored. Thank you so much. They picked me because a few nights ago I tore a hole into Mom's Good Book (see last diary entry). Stuff like that gets you the Cat of the Week title. They wrote that I'm a mouser extraordinaire. I like that. Mousing is my favorite thing.
Thank you to all of you who have brought gifts, send pawmails, comments, friend-requests. I'll come around and thank you all purrsonally, eventully :)
We're having pawsome weather, in the 70s all week, very unusual for Iowa this early in the year. Yesterday Mom came home late. She helped serve Cheeseburgers at her Church. They have these activities for kids and things for adults too on Wednesday nights. I could smell Cheeseburgers on her when she finally made it home. Not fair.
Day before yesterday I got to go outside a bit after Mom came home. Mom thought I wandered off too far, so she put me into the bedroom and then Timo and her went back outside. Not fair. Later Mom opened a window for me and I sat there and smelled the air and listened to the birdies. Many of them are back, by the way. I've seen robins.
Monday early morning hours - I needed something from Mom. Mom was sleeping. I meowed. No answer. Now what? Ah, I have an idea. I threw Mom's little jewelry box off the shelf. That made a loud noise. Very good. Mom gets up, chases me out of the bedroom and shuts the door! Not fair.
Monday night - Mom came home late. Weather was pawsome. We didn't get to go out because Mom was tired. Not fair. Checked email. Wow, why so many from Catster? WOW, I'M CAT OF THE WEEK. YIPPEEE.
I think my Cat of the Week week could go a little better. Mom needs to be reminded constantly that I'm Cat of the Week. She needs to give me more treats, more toys, play more with me, spend more time with me. What's wrong with you Mom? Come on. Don't you know I'm the Cat of the Week.
Hugs to you all.
Little wild Mietz
March 10th 2012 12:20 pm
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A few nights ago I needed something from Mom. So I sat in the kitchen and meowed. It was very important. I don't remember exactly but I think I might have needed a midnight snack. Problem was Mom didn't hear me, because she was sleeping. So I meowed some more. Still Mom would not get up. What's a cat to do? The next thing I always do when I need something and Mom doesn't obey is, I find some paper to tear. I like to tear little pieces out and make confetti. Next problem: I couldn't find any paper. Mom has learned to keep her good papers away from me but sometimes she lets me have some news- or wrapping paper just so I can go hog wild.
Now what? I looked around and then I saw it on the table. Mom's Good Book. Mom reads it every morning. It has a soft cover. So I tried that out. I clamped my teeth down on a corner. This book has dates in it and you read a little bit on January 1 and some on January 2 and so on. My canine tooth made a nice hole right thru the soft cover, all the way thru all the pages from January 1 to January 12. I couldn't tear any pieces out of it. It didn't make that ripping paper sound that I need to wake Mom up. So I left the Good Book alone. Mom still didn't wake up. By now I had forgotten what I needed Mom for and I went back to bed. Timo said I would be in so much trouble in the morning when Mom saw the hole in her Good Book.
Next morning Mom looked accusingly at me, after she saw the hole in the book. I said: Mom what's the big deal? January 12 is already over and you have read that part already. Mom said, I am such a lucky cat. Because my tooth only made a hole in the margin of the page and she can still read all the letters.
That reminds me of what Isaiah said a long time ago: The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God endures forever.
The Good Book now sleeps in a bag when not in use, MOL.
February 21st 2012 4:36 pm
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Mom ordered us a new puter Sunday. Finally. It’s the kind that will lay on top of Mom’s lap. I told Mom, if I want to lay in her lap, that new puter better move pronto. Our old puter is getting sooo sloooow. I could paw-write you all a letter and send it with carrier-pigeon, that would be faster.
This new puter will have six Rams inside. Our old one only has one. I do hope they all stay inside. We don’t have room in the house for six Rams. The puter was supposed to be there today. So Mom went to the store, after work, to pick it up. The young man looked and looked in his own puter. Then he asked if anypurr has called Mom and told her that it’s here. No, she said, they told her Sunday that it would be here today and it says on her paper: Expected delivery: Tuesday.
Well, the man says, You Pee Ess received our puter at 2:14 this morning but they didn’t bring it to the store yet. What is Mr. You Pee Ess doing with our puter since 2:14 in the a.m.? Purrobably playing with it and making our Rams tired.
So Mom has to pick it up Purrsday because she has no time tomorrow. The man said he would call when the puter is here. Mom gave him her home number because she doesn’t like getting all kinds of sales calls on our cell phone. So if the man calls and I’m home I’m gonna tell him I’m coming right over to pick up our puter and to pack them six Rams up tight.
Looking forward to zooooming around the world-wide-web,
Pee Ess: If you need a new puter, ours is from Staples. They have them on sale now. We’re getting the one for 399 Bucks
January 1st 2012 4:44 pm
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Happy New Year!!!
How is your new year so far? Day one was pretty OK around here I guess. I didn't do squat.
Mom met with Mr. Gym YMCA again today (have you tried to pronounce his last name? I just can't get it right). Today she learned how to do squat on a machine. If Mom wanted to do squat, she could have stayed right here. I laid around and didn't do squat all day. I think I didn't even get all my daily grooming done. Oh well, it's a holiday. I'll catch up tomorrow. Timo squatted in the box and he did a big, smelly squat. MOL.
Gym also made Mom bike 4 miles and walk/run a mile. I asked her how her bike-ride was because it is so windy today. Mom says she rides indoors and she doesn't actually move from the spot where the bike is. This all sounds very silly to me.
New Years resolution: Go outside even more with Mom. And be a good girl while I'm outside. I did that yesterday. Mom and I went outside, it was 53. We walked around the house, then to my hunting grounds. I got to look around for a while. Then I walked back home all by myself and I walked right into the house after Mom opened the front door. Most of the time Mom has to carry me back, because she wants to go but I'm not done exploring yet.
New Year's kisses and good wishes,
December 28th 2011 11:55 am
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Who is that walking in the door on rubber-legs? Oh, it's Mom. Her new friend Gym did that to her. I always thought you spell that name "Jim". Mom's Gym has a last name too. It's YMCA.
(Brings us back to YMCA by the Village People. Was that fun. Mom was 11 years old and had just started taking English in school. Mom grew up in Germany. YMCA was a big hit on TV. Mom liked the native American best. She always wanted to go to America and live with the native Americans, MOL).
Gym made Mom walk/run a mile and she biked two miles and did some other stuff on machines. The bike is fun because you look at a screen that shows the street where you're driving, like a video game. And you can pass other riders.
Other new boyfriends that Mom has (THIS IS ALL COLETTE'S FAULT, she got Mom started on this):
Mr. Pachelbel is a favorite. Antonio Vivaldi is great. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart gave Mom A little Nightmusic. Hey, I can do night music too. I would be happy to sing at night. Then we have Franz Schubert who didn't get his Symphony finished. His cat must have interrupted him demanding to be fed, and then he forgot to finish the Symphony. I'm having a hard time saying this last guy's name. I hope he doesn't show up too often: Bedrich Smetana. Mom likes his Moldau.
That's it so far. Thanks Colette. My ears are ringing.
December 24th 2011 5:26 pm
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For unto us a Child is born;
Unto us a Son is given;
And the government will be upon His shoulder.
And His name will be called
Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Of the increase of His government and peace
There will be no end.
Upon the throne of David and over His Kingdom,
To order it and establish it with judgment and justice
From that time forward, even forever.
The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this.
Thank you Lord Jesus for coming to us, and living among us.
All this to save us.
Glory to God in the highest,
And on earth peace, goodwill toward men!
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