Monday, July 28, 2014

Mainly Rain on Monday


Yes, it is raining, but this is a good thing.  We haven't had much rain for our garden.

Along with the rain, we had some thunder showers, however only a couple of middle sized booms!

Our brave hummingbirds still visit us even when there is rain!



Cookie says:
 I am holding my own and spend all of my time in the bathroom now.
It means I have this room all to myself and I have dry food available all the time if I want it. 
I am a bit messy with my litter box habits, but the bathroom is the best place to be because of that.
I am back to eating better now and have put on some weight.
The only meds now are Gabapentin for pain control and my Aventi nutritional supplement.

 
Mike says:
 I have some issues too, like Cookie does, probably because of our ages - Cookie and I are both around 17 give or take, we came here not knowing our ages.  Age is just a number anyway.  I still have some allergy problems and get some PrednisLone every other day or so for my allergies.   Trying to come of this stuff though.  I get a bit of the Gabapentin like Cookie does.  I have a better appetite than he does.....I love to eat....anything goes!

Mindy says:
 I sometimes have to give Mike a whap or two.....'cause, you know, he seems to need it.  Our mombean thinks we should solves our issues in a better way.  Oh, don't fee sorry for him....he is quite a bit bigger than I am.   However, I rule, hee, hee.

Moe says:
 When is it dinnertime?  In fact, I think it is about now.  We need to get right on that, fast.


 Here is our Monkshood, and it is drooping because of the rain.....which we need as already mentioned.
 Anyway we need to wrap this up as Mom and Dad bean are going out to the airport to pick up the sonbean who was at a conference in Texas.  Wonder if he brought us anything?  Toys and/or food, we are not fussy.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Happy Canada Day!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Canada Day visitor!
 
 
Mike says:
 
This is how I am going to spend this day.....zzzzzzz!


Saturday, June 21, 2014

Welcome to Summer!

 
 
Summer started today, yay!  Yep, we checked the calendar and it IS the 21st.  Bonus, it has started out this morning with some sunshine.
 
 
Moe says:
 Breakfast first, then I take up my post at the window.  Lots of activity outside in the yard.
 
I keep both eyes on that tasty looking squirrel....and at times, the tasty looking chipmunk.
 
 
Mindy says:
At last, I have the bed all to myself.   I am not in any hurry whatsoever to rush into this first day of summer.   I prefer to savor it.
 
 
Cookie says:
I need a few more zzzzzz's before I get up.....unless 'breakfeast' is about to be served!
 
 Mike says:
Don't call me late for breakfast...... I am just resting my eyes, I can still hear even when you think I am not listening.
 
Because summer has officially started, things in our garden are growing and blooming, take a look:
 These columbine plants sow themselves all around our yard...sometimes there are light pink ones.


This is our magnolia tree which blooms later than other varities in our neighborhood.  It is called Oyama , a Japanese variety.
 
If you are in the northern hemisphere, have a great first day of summer otherwise have a great first day of winter!
 


Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Our Hooman Beans are Back.

 
 
They had the nerve to book a bread and breakfast place in the Magdalen Islands, Gulf of St. Lawrence.....without taking us. Humph!
 
Auntie Bean came to look after Mindy and Moe, along with help from our next door neighbour, Bruno's human.  Bruno does not have a blog.
 
Mike and Cookie went to board at the vet's.  Our veterinarian, Dr. Karen, took good care of us even if she did send home some new meds to take.  Also some new foods to try out.......that was the good part, because it comes in a can and is delicious.
 
Mike says:
  Mombean had to put this cone on me because I was attacking my ear because it was extremely itchy.   You can see the mess I made of my right ear.  This was right before our humans were due to leave, so they booked me and Cookie into the vet for those few days. 
 
My vet thinks I have allergies so I am on a course of Prednisol; also a mild pain killer to take care of
my sore mouth, as I have a few issues with my teeth.  I came home with some 'senior' foods. At least I like the new diet.
 
 
Cookie says:
 I got lots of attention from Dr. Karen when I was boarding there as well.  My issues are somewhat embarrassing  - loose stools.  I have some meds to try for my - ahem- situation.  I am already on a low protein diet, so I don't have any new foods to try out.
 
Mike and I made the best of our stay......however, we are very glad to be home and glad our hoomans finally returned and things are back to normal.    
 


Friday, May 23, 2014

Furr..iday is Here

 
 
Mindy:
 
I reminded our mombean that we are way behind in our posts.  The good weather is finally here and now there is lots to do outside and lots going on out there too. 
 
I am watching that naughty squirrel eat the birdseed.  Mom did not manage to get a photo of a bird feeding her baby bird in this feeder.  She will have to try again.
 
***
 
Now I want to introduce this lovely kitty.
 
Meet Anders
 
She is a very pretty kitty and lives with mom and dad's oldest son.  She is a foster kitty and hasn't found the perfect home yet.....or maybe she has!
 
 
Here is sonbean fixing up the wreck room in his basement.
 
Anders is a very good supervisor and keeps track of all that goes on.
With her expert snoopervision he is sure to do a perfect job!
 
Have a fabulous Friday everyone!
 


Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Wednesday Wildlife

 
Mindy:
Here is a look at our backyard.  As you can see we have these two visitors - the third 'vishus' deer is not in view, but lurking close by.
 
I watched these two for quite a while, they came over to the bird feeder to feast on cracked corn and sunflower seeds. 
 
Our feeder attracted this duck a few minutes later.  As you can see, our lawn is only just starting to look a little bit green, Spring is slow here this year!
 
The duck was joined by another duck, then by
 our resident pheasant.
 
I wonder what they are discussing?
 
 
 

Here is stray kitty, the one we have talked about before.
However, we have discovered that this kitty has a home not to far from where we live.  It moved into our neighbourhood in December, about the time we started seeing it.  Our mombean says it is attracted by our birds at our feeder.
 
We now call it introoder cat, and it has a yard of its own.
 
We do all we can to scare it off,  we are good at growling and hissing when it comes up on our deck........it works, it is a scaredy cat!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Tribute to our GrandBean




We kitties told our Mombean to take a blog break, she did and now she wants to help us with this tribute .  Her mother, and our cherished Grandbean  developed pneumonia and  passed away April 6th at 89 years of age. 


We feel so fortunate to have had her in our lives so long, but of course, maybe this will seem ungrateful, but we wanted more time with her.   Up until lately, she was happy, enjoying her life and loved to visit us.


Her own kitty left for Rainbow Bridge back in November, so our mombean would keep her entertained with the latest news of the happenings at our house and of course about our latest escapades.


Our Grandbean was born in Glasgow, Scotland and remembers when she was a very little 'bean, there was a large cat in her home called Cheeta.  She said the cat was her guardian and was often with her.  One day, she told us, that when she was only about two or three years old she was outside near the street and her cat distracted her and she followed him just in time, thankfully, as a large Clydesdale horse fell dead at her side in the place where she was standing only moments before.


We understand completely the need to protect and guide our humans with our inner senses, we often know things before they do.


Here are some photos of our Grandbean with Angel BonBon who left us in 2012.

Who can resist Temptations?

 Yum!

Great taste!
 
  I love scritches from Grandbean!

 
We will miss her (and BonBon, too) forever and always, and we remember to give our mombean some extra headbumps to chase away those sad feelings.

Please visit our Aunti Bean and our furcousins - they are missing Grandbean as well.







Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Yep, We Has Blizzard!

 
Where is Spring? 
We thinks it got lost!
 
 
The storm arrived, right on time as predicted!
Our mombean kept going out sweeping away the snow and putting down fresh birdseed.  Being springtime (according to the calendar anyway) the birds are starting to return north and they are hungry - and were not expecting snow.
 
Also we saw a chipmunk newly awakened from his winter nap.
You can see the one with the stripes on the right.  The other critter is the squirrel, who is around all winter.
 
 
Mindy
I watched all the activity from indoors, it looks nasty out there.
 
 Moe
Yes, it is best to do the supervising from inside where it is warm and comfortable.
 
Mike
I totally agree, glad I am in here and not out there.
 
 
Cookie
Goodness, these blizzards are so noisy.  Even though I am hard of hearing, that wind sure can whistle through the tiniest nook or cranny loud enough for me! 
 
Our new window feeder is very popular with the small birds like this chickadee.
It is just a little bit covered in snow!
 
 
If anyone knows where Spring got delayed, please tell it to hurry up and visit us soon!!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Weather Bomb


Cookie:
I just heard the news on the radio.  We are getting a weather bomb tomorrow which is Wednesday.  I admit I rushed to the computer and had to look that up.

Here is what I found out:

A low-pressure system is designated as a weather bomb when it intensifies by at least 24 millibars within 24 hours "
   
I have no idea what a millibar is, however, when it is mentioned in the same sentence as bomb, then this must be serious.

Mindy:
I agree with you Cookie.  I think our mombean does too.  I saw her go out get in the car and then she brought home extra cat food, groceries for her and dad, bottled water in case our pump stops, put gas in the car.  

All this is confusing since today it is a gorgeous sunny day and most of the snow we got on Saturday is gone!!

Moe:
 Weather bomb, is this something that I should be concerned about?
I have a hiding place all picked out for us, I am prepared.   Right now I am conserving my energy.

Mike:
Good plan, Moe, I am with you on the resting up in case we are called into action.  After all mom and dadbean probably need all the help they can get!

What would they do without us?

PS - did Spring actually arrive, or did it completely miss us?

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Easy on Sunday by Mindy

 
 
Mindy, here I am waking up from a nap.
 
 
I just yawned, however my mom only caught this much of it!!
 
You know, Sunday is a great day to catch up on beauty rest.
That is another way of saying, I am not finished my nap and since it is also Sunday, I am doing "easy"!
 
Have a great and restful Sunday.....love from Mindy.