Saturday, December 25, 2010

Wednesday, December 15, 2010


Dude, can't you take a hint?

This is my deck. This is my window. So, stop peering into MY window and scram!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Mancat Monday Scarface


This is not my best side, I have scratches on my cheek and nose. I just can't help myself, before I know it, I'm in a whapping duel over somethin' wif da other cats. Mombean says I usually start it and come off the worse for about some sympathy, huh!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Fearless Friday

This kitty comes regularly to peer into our window from outside. This morning the window is frosty, but this does not deter our visitor. Wanna see?

Have a great weekend everyone!

PS........ to those asking - the black kitty looking in our window belongs to our neighbor we are quite sure and is healthy and well rounded.

You mean fat?

No, no.......I mean plump and furry.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Thursday with Us

Mombean seems to be out a lot.......the weather has been super, do ya s'pose that might be the reason? More likely it's because Christmas is coming - soon.

Mindy: I hope she does some more baking. The things she's already made went out of da house - she gave the stuff away!!

I keep hoping that during her baking frenzy she'll share some of that butter or cream wif us.

Bono: Yeah, Mindy I agree. Even if it's only a spot of milk. I sit right by the fridge ...hoping.

Ok, ok, I hadda take a nap. I got tired, and there's no activity in the kitchen. I think mombean went outside to put Christmas lights on our evergreens outside. I think she is getting carried away, she already put lights on the back deck.

Cookie: Usually I help mombean with our blog. I position myself between the keyboard and the monitor. Good spot don't you think?

Today I figured she could go it alone while I nap in this comfy box. I'll check back later to make sure our post gets made.

Moe: I just had a thought. I wonder if mombean needs some help wif decorating for Christmas?

In that case, I must get into the spirit of things! I wonder where my holiday hat is? Haven't decided if I'll actually wear it, but I like to know where it is.

Mike: What Moe? Tell me you're kidding me - about the hat.

If you wear the hat, I'll sing, how's that? Mombean says I have a great singing voice - though, no singing after midnight.

Has everyone made out their Christmas list yet?

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Waiting Wednesday

Mindy: I like to lie here and wait for those mancats to walk by.

I can tag them first.......then it becomes " ha, ha, you're IT!!!"

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Saturday Mystery

Look what mombean found on the kitchen counter top.

Yes, of course, it is a loaf of cinnamon bread with raisins and certainly very I mean, I imagine it is. Somehow Mombean is blaming me for the torn bag and the snacking.

Of course, I showed the others how to perform this task, but why do I get the blame? Really it could have been any one of us. I suppose I have been caught a few times with other yummy things, but it doesn't mean it was me this time. Do I look innocent - enough?

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Here We Are Thursday

Mindy: Sometimes you have to look up to see things.

Mombean said she looked up today - at the sky. There were snowflakes falling. When they hit the ground, they melted.

Moe: When I look up, I want to see something really good.

For me that usually means food - and someone willing to share!

Bono: I am a patient kind of mancat.

I am right now in the kitchen, I stare at the beans...and you know, it works for me. I usually get some sort of treat.

Cookie: Today, Thursday, I went to the back door. I just love to go out this door and out to the deck.

There was a huge problem. It was drizzling at first, I came in. Then I went out again, this time there were some snow flurries, and in I came. Can anyone tell when where summer went?

Mike: Sometimes the other cats don't like me.

They tell me it's because I am big, loud and pushy. Do you think that could be true? I can't believe that myself.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Mancat Monday with Bono

Bono: You might be confused, my former owner called me BonBon or usually Bonnie. Now I am referred to as BonBon or Bono by my new beans...... but never Bonnie.

I am an older and quiet gentleman. However, did you notice how handsome I am?

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Girls Day

It's me, Mindy - on Saturday!

I made the boys take a break, it's my turn to blog. I get my beauty sleep and I keep my weight down, and I was thinking of trying those soft paws - maybe in pink. I'll have to discuss this with mombean. For now I'll just enjoy the spotlight.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Say Cheese

Bono: I hate dat camera, so I am ignoring it. Dadbean, what do you have in your hands? I think it's something I just can't ignore.

Moe: This means we gotta check this out more carefully, can't miss any opportunity.

Mike: Yeow, dadbean, down here. I am your favorite mancat, right?

We better get together on this. All together now......CHEESE!

Yummmmmm, nice of dadbean to share some of his cottage's the best!

Are we a bit spoiled? No matter, life is good.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Remembrance Day

In Flanders Fields

written in 1915 by John McCrae

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved, and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

about the day and poem

Our 'beans nephew has just returned from Afghanistan from his second tour of duty there, we are very thankful for his safe return. Today we commemorate and remember all those who have given service and some their lives in wars and the many peacekeeping duties in which Canada has been involved.

Saturday, November 6, 2010


Bon Bon: you should always investigate any plastic shopping bags that your mom hides in her bedroom. First I dragged out the nice toys I found in there

I got the toy bag open, but didn't find what I was looking for.

Oh, great! Temptations - am I lucky or what!

Wait a minute, I smells something even more exciting.

There, I almost have it! Just a second more, and it's mine, all mine!

Now off to my secret hiding spot.

Darn it all, there's Mindy on the stairs. I am caught with the goods.

Maybe if I rush back to the bedroom, she won't follow me.

Hooray, I gots the bag open!

Nom, favourite - Party Mix. These are not like ordinary Temptations, these are the very best!!

Uh oh, I have company - Moe wants some too.

I'm willing to share, so everybody got some.

Aren't these worth all the extra effort? They were at the bottom of the bag, of course, but there's no way I could resist........well you all know what I mean.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Tabby Tuesday in the Window

Moe: I tries to do a good job of watching for introoders while I look out of da window. Then up pops dat flashy box. Yes, it's outside - where I can't reach it.

Did I ever mention how much I hate dat thing?

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Fresh and Tasty

Moe: Sorry I can't talk wif my mouf full.

Ugh, she caught me chewing da leafs, even if dey are prickly roses. We haven't had fresh flowers in da house in ages. I couldn't resist. I don't understand mombean just looking at dose flowers and not trying dem out.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Mindy Helps

Mombean was setting up her sewing machine.

This type of activity requires help from me. I needed to supervise hemming the blue jeans. Without my help and added furs and of course, precise positioning, the task would not have been completed so expertly. I am glad I got there in time to help and guide mombean.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Wordless Wednesday






Hope everyone is having a good Wednesday or at least a restful one.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Feels Like Summer

Mindy - We've had awesome weather because it still feels like summer. On Wednesday night we did get a hard frost, but the days are still nice and warm. I like to lie on the windowsill and soak up those sun rays.

Cookie - I get to go outside with mombean while she gets things done outside. I am the only cat in the household that gets outside. See my smug face?

Bon Bon, Mike and Moe - we are three mancats that like to soak up some of that warm Autumn sunshine. These south facing windows are just perfect, plus we get to watch what is happening out in the street. Not much going on today, only people walking their doggies.

Moe - I know the package says 'tofu', but it smells really, really tasty. I think sonbean added something extra. I gotta try it.

Ptooey!! I should know better, duh.

Someone, quick, I need a drink of water immediately!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Monday, October 4, 2010

Why We Do Not Have a Garden

This is the reason!!!!!

No sneaking around, it's 2:30 pm and the buck doesn't care that we are in the window watching. He wasn't finished choosing the tastiest bushes and plants we have. Last winter the deer discovered and ate our yew bushes. We wonder if there is anything they don't like. Oh, and the raccoon likes to dig up the grass looking for grubs to eat, but they don't bother to replace the sods they turf up.

Mindy: do you think if I 'meow' really loud, it might scare the deer?

Sonbean and Mike: that won't work, Mindy. You will have to come up with another plan

Moe: See this paw? I can put it into action, maybe that will work

BonBon: Take my advice, Moe. Don't bother, because in case you haven't noticed, deer are very, very BIG.

Cookie: Normally, I would be scratching to get outside, but I think I will wait until it leaves.