Category: Cats



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Once again, sorry I’m late. Crazy computer problems.

If anyone wants to join in the #ShareYourWorld fun, check out Cee’s Photograph. Her site is wonderful to look at and she has many fun prompts to play along with, whether writing or photography.

 

Have you ever participated in a distance walking, swimming, running, or biking event? Tell your story.

No. I haven’t done that. I would love to be in good enough shape to do it. On the other hand, I have been known to walk the 8-mile round trip to get my mail. Not very often, and VERY slow.

Name one thing not many people know about you.

I used to be a Shirley Temple fan. I knew all her songs and even tried to dress like her, curl my hair like her. Okay, it was sixth grade. What do you want? At the same time, she became a diplomat. She was a pretty good role model for a young girl.

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What is your favorite flower?

There are two. Hyacinths

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and Hydrangeas.

 

The first for the wonderful scent of spring. The second for memories of playing bride with my grandmother’s forbidden bouquets. I can still hear her yelling at me for picking them. That was in my Annie Oakley days.

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Things I want to have in my home (paintings, hot tubs, bookcases, big screen tv etc)

Though I like to paint and look at paintings, I have never had much desire to add to my confusion but hanging things on the walls. I have a bunch of pictures I think about doing this with but can’t bring myself to mess us a perfectly good blank space.

I’d love to have a hot tub and a never ending pool. I love being in the water, I love swimming!

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One can never have enough shelves or books! Even with my eye issues, I want a lot of books around me and the best way to organize books is shelves.

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Nowadays we are all watching our own things. A big screen TV seems like overkill.

I’d like my dishwasher to work, but we are doing fine with all of us keeping that up. I wish I had a built-in vacuum¬†system because we are all bad at doing that chore right now.

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Hubby and I need new beds (he needs a reclining type). Our bedroom shower needs to be usable as getting in and out of my life-dream of an antique claw-foot tub is dangerous for us now. ūüė¶

Mostly what we need is more outside storage, a shed to keep our tools in. A chicken coop that can be moved. A dog-run for Kali to be outside more–with a house and protection from predators.

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While doing this dreaming, a few more windows need to be doubled for the weather. A working self-sufficient system for water and power, and heating. A swamp cooler might be nice.

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A wrap-a-round porch me and a cat-io for my felines. And a lot fewer weeds as I know the three of us will never get this house protected by fire on our own power with hoes and rakes.

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I don’t want much. ūüėČ

Optional Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up? 

At this point last week is so long ago. I guess that in itself is something to be grateful for. Getting the double recliner into the living room. Life is coming together for us. I still love it here and am so grateful for the wonderful people we have met here.

I’m looking forward to seeing my offspring as they tell me they are coming up soon! Yay! I’m so glad the weather is getting better so I can see family and friends from elsewhere.

#AtoZChallenge–C


Cats and a Couch

This may be an all day project.  Because Teddy is still on my bed:

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Cats are like Children, they never do what you expect them to. Take the Before Couch (BC?) Plarn (plastic yarn) laundry bag that I stuffed with plastic bags to crochet with later for moving here. The Cats adopted it and it was soon known as the Bag-Bag Chair.

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Because I wanted keep the inner bags as free of Cat hair and dust, I Covered it.

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I know! Pink blanket in a yellow room! Ugh! Geez! What we do for Cats!!! Oh, and see that pillow next to the bag-bag Chair? It used to be for my neck. It hurt my neck more so I gave it to the Cats. Let’s see if I can get another view:

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No, Kali, ‘D’ day is tomorrow! But that is her showing off one of her beds.

So here is the new Couch, mostly unCovered (had to take this quickly before zoo finds out.)

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Pretty amazing for free, don’t you think? (Thanks to Lily and Monica!) That is not a stain in the middle, it is my shadow. It’s a very Comfy Couch! Nice and Clean! So let’s keep it that way!

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Whew! Just in time!

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Rosey thinks I straightened the Covers just for her! Silly Cat!

No, Kali, you get tomorrow!

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She says, Butt!

Meanwhile, Teddy Can’t be bothered! He did switch positions!

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Cats!

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Finally!

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Cats, you’re welcome! Teddy at one end and

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Rosey at the other. That is usually where they are since the couch arrived. Only the day I wanted to share it were they elsewhere!

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This blog, despite the leftover swarming Bs and anxious Ds is brought to us by the letter C. Join the fun on the A to Z Challenge this month!

Meanwhile…


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This little guy is here now.

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These guys were unimpressed.

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This little guy needs a face but he is farther along that his buddy still on the loom. I love making these Tiny Dolls. As you can tell by this picture my next project needs to be Getting a Grip (a new one) made.


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When I mentioned to my hubby the word of the day, he said, “Which ham? Rosie, Teddy, or Kali? Between them you have a whole hog!”

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Above starting at the ginger, Teddy. Black bump is Rosie. Kali is hogging the foreground. Hard to believe they can now get along like this. Now they have races up and down the hallway sounding like a herd of elephants!

Now back to the weather. Rain and snow predicted for the next few days. More adventures with Kali and friends to follow.

This Stream of Consciousness Saturday with prompt “ham” brought to you by Linda G Hill. Thanks for the inspiration!

One Line Wednesday–Lapse of Reason


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One black cat (Rosie), one left-over Christmas tree trio, one lapse of reason.

Now do I put it up on the boxes again, just let it sit on the floor adding ambiance to a cold room, or give up and put it away for the year?

One-Liner Wednesday brought to you by Linda G Hill

Ghost Busters Warned Us


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Dog and cats napping together. Teddy, Rosie, and Kali enjoying snooze time. It’s been a little over a month and they are starting to hang out and even play together. At first, they were quite upset when the other was on their blanket. But that is over. Rosie is on the cat blanket. Teddy is on the dog blanket. Kali is touching her own blanket but mostly on my top comforter. It’s so fun to watch them start a friendship.

Happy Linconln’s¬†Birthday. All about how we can get along. Above is how that can happen to what should be mortal enemies can feel comfort in each other’s company. It is possible.

Warmth in a Cold Room


The front of our house, the living room, dining room, and kitchen, are cold during the winter. ¬†So I did this at Christmas and am revamping it for Valentine’s Day and St. Patrick’s Day. I set it up on reinforced boxes. It gives a cold room warmth and the cats a place to enjoy. Teddy is the star of this post.

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I just haven’t had the heart to take the trees down.

 

 


Catalyst (Tales of the Barque Cats, #1)Catalyst by Anne McCaffrey

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

While perusing my local library system’s site of ebooks and audios I saw the second book in this series by one of my favorite authors, Anne McCaffrey. Well, I hate starting in the middle of a series so I bought the first one and the Audible version to go with it.

If you love cats and space travel adventures, this is the book for you. I thought it was going to be too much fluff, a childish book, a book about kitty cats. I was wrong. This gave a new perspective about cats and space travel.

I just happen to have a polydactyl black cat and I have wondered if, with the right training, all those toes could be used like our hands. Could she be a Barque cat? Could she fly a space ship? My husband and I spend our retired days trying to read our cats’ and new dog’s minds. Sometimes we think we know them pretty well. We provide the words to the bubbles over their heads. Just imagine if instead of watching the mice for entertainment if they could kill the space alien?

Anyway, this was fun and I didn’t stop between the two books and got right into book two. I have to admit to wishing there was more! R.I.P. Anne McCaffrey. I miss you!

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