Sunday, December 29, 2013

Post Christmas Events

There was a flurry of activity; pre, during and post  around Christmas time.  Our humans were having company and going places.
Strangers in our house, some of them were little people.  The little people liked us and fed us goodies.  They are welcome to come again!
Today we decided it was time for some winter naps -
I am snoozing on a heating pad and this is so cozy for my old bones.
I am sleeping on the new living room sofa.  I need to make sure it is absolutely the most comfortable place to be.  It is in for some serious testing!
Okay pink would not be my first choice for a mancat, however, that is what is covering the lazyboy chair and right now, I am a lazy boy!
I want to show our visitors our lovely plastic Christmas tree.  However a real tree is preferred by me because I used claw the bark on these when we had a proper live tree and drink from its water dish. 
 It doesn't smell nice and woodsy either.
Our humans went away to visit with family at Christmas and we had some snow for the holidays
Our yard was covered with a few inches of snow
This pretty picture did not last
Our weather turned nasty and there were many power outages over the Christmas holidays.  We are thankful our power stayed on and we were cozy and warm.
Hope everyone had a Merry Christmas!

Monday, December 16, 2013

Bird Watching

There is an evergreen tree right outside this window.  This is a fantastic spot to watch birds.  They are soooo close!  I can almost taste them! 
 Now if the window was open for that wouldn't work because it is cold outside.  It is not officially winter, not until the 21st, but it sure feels like it.
Here is a photo of the road on Friday night when my mombean had to go out and get better snow tires.
Especially since a major snow storm was predicted for Sunday morning.
The snow did arrive and we got about a foot of it - then it started to rain.  Very messy!  Glad I am inside!
Here is a photo taken on Saturday, between the two storms.
This shows the big bay that we live on, just as the sun was setting.
It is lobster season, but no boats are out fishing due to ice.  We are supposed to get milder temperatures this week - I hope so!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

News Report From Mike

The annoying news first
My people put me in a carrier - not my usual one.  That means something is up.
Then they put me in the car, definitely something is going on.
By now everyone has guessed what's up.
Yes, I went to see the veterinarian, my folks thought I should have a check-up.
Did you know how scary that place is?
I was brave, especially when I got some treats.
The vet was very nice, then told me I have a grade 3 heart murmur on a scale of 0-6.  I am not complaining as I feel fine.
Not so good news, I have lost some teeth, so the vet did a bit of exploring in my mouth, then gave me a needle with antibiotic, which I really don't care for.
I do have to go back in 2 weeks to see if I have lost any weight and if I don't, then that is good.    I love to eat!
   Here I am helping out in the kitchen.
Later, I helped with sorting out some Christmas lights.
I did an awesome job with the lights, by the way!!
Enjoy Wednesday everyone!

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Introoder on Wednesday

It is Moe, posting today.
This kitty followed our humans home when they went for a walk.
Our people said they think they know on what  street this kitty lives.  It has followed other people home too.  Sometimes, the other people feed it, and sometimes she eats what they give her.  However, she doesn't always finish her handout.  Therefore she is not starving and we are not sharing!
Sounds like mooching food, to us!  We almost feel we should also be allowed out to mooch around the neighbourhood too!
    However, she can be very annoying!
She wants to come inside our home!  Guess what?  That is definitely not going to happen. 
I made my most ferocious howls and growls!!
It seems to have worked because she ran off!
I think I did a great job protecting our premises from that introoder!!
One must always be on the alert!!

Monday, December 2, 2013

Reflections on Monday

The first thing to reflect on - is - that it is the first Monday in of the month of  December.
 Our humans were gone from home most of the weekend.  I used my time more wisely, and took a bath.
I had a few thoughts of my own and decided to get in a little of my beauty sleep.
You can get the best rest ever, when you cover your nose with your paw.
I have the futon all to myself and there is enough space for one of my catnip toys.
We hope our visitors will spend Monday in at least reposing, if not reflective ways.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Purrs for Sweet Tillie

Update:  Rest in Peace, sweet Tillie. 
As you may know, our dear furcousin, Tillie, has not been feeling well lately, and was in to see her vet on Tuesday.  The Metacam for pain she got is not helping, so her mombean has taken her back to her veterinarian this morning and she will stay for a couple of days.  They are running tests as of now and her mom tells us that the vet thinks the problem might be her kidneys. 
She is not eating and her mom is  so worried. 
We have to wait for results.

Please send purrs and prayers for a good outlook for this sweet girl at
Thank you so much!!


Monday, November 25, 2013

Last Monday of the Month

It is Monday and  a lovely sunny day, but cold.  Our humans tells us it is -2C. 
I wanted to go outside on the deck.  I put my nose out of the door.  Chilly.  I like comfort and warmth.  As you can see I am not happy.  I would like the temperature to be warm enough for me to go outside, so I can chew on some blades of grass.  But, the grass is so cold, even our rhododendron bush has curled up its leaves to preserve moisture.
However, I have just been told, that outdoor temperatures will eventually get much colder.  It is still only Fall.  Can we possibly simply skip Winter and go straight to Spring?
You would have to give up the holiday season, Cookie!  You would miss the turkey that always gets baked.  Remember, we always get some of it to eat.
Our humans usually have some extra special foods that taste wonderful.  Last week they went to the Parade of Lights - it is the start of celebrating!
This is one of the floats in the parade, which lasted about two hours!  Look at that candy house!!
It is a lovely gingerbread house. However, I heard that it is not made of gingerbread.  It is very pretty though.
I hope our humans start making those buttery, delicious cookies again this year.  I think they are called shortbread.  Much better than gingerbread.  Either way, I like to help with the clean up.  I love butter.....and cream, and the holiday season!

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Easy on Sunday

This is how I am spending a drizzly, but warm, November Sunday!

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Wandering Mancats

Today it is sunny, but cool!  We even had a skiff of snow, mostly gone now, except in the shady areas.  A taste of what is to come!
However, our post is about yesterday, very mild, and we discovered - also drizzly and wet.
Okay, we didn't know it was drizzly 'n wet until the front door opened - all by itself, yes we didn't push it or anything because it opens inwards.
Our mom and dad bean were in the basement, and they spied from the window, me, going out the front door and onto the walkway!  Oh yes, exploration time, yay!
But, no! it was really raining by now and I was getting wet.  Then I heard mombean coming.  I dashed back into the house, way back so she would have to look for me.  She saw Mike at the open door.

Yes, I was trying to make up my mind - should I stay or should I go?
Well, I stayed put.  Not because I would get in trouble, it was because I really, really hate the rain.  I love my comfort, especially a cozy bed and food.  Especially food, oh, and treats.  I would miss those things if I were the rain.
Those two almost wandering mancats afraid of some drizzle!!

I can understand, I love my comforts.  See this office chair?  It is mine, all mine!
Here is Dadbean
Before it started to rain, gathering up leaves
 Anyone want a few oak leaves?
We have lots!

Monday, November 11, 2013

Remembrance Day and Veteran's Day

It is a quiet day here and it is Remembrance Day.  In the U.S. this day is known as Veteran's Day.
This is a day to honour our veterans, and in Canada also those who have given their lives to protect our country.
Our humans went to a special outdoor service, always held on November 11th at the 11th hour of the day.
Our country's flag and our provincial flag during this service.
Poppies like this one bloomed in battlefields of Flanders in World War I, and help us to remember the sacrifice of those killed in battle.
Today is also a beautiful fall day and I want to show all of you this lovely and colorful display of fall foliage!
We hope these fall colors hold for a while yet for us to enjoy!!

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Snoozin' Saturday

After all the excitement of Halloween on Thursday, we spent Friday seeking out the most comfortable spots in the house and catching up on our sleep.
Thursday, day of Halloween, was - well - indescribable!  First the weather that morning was quite cool and frosty, but otherwise nice.
This plant in our yard was edged with frost.
The day warmed up considerably, and by 5:00 pm we had a warm and very pleasant evening.  So lots of people started coming our door....60 at final count.  Did we ever mention that when someone knocks on our door, that is the signal to scram as far from it as possible!
However, I was persuaded to come into the living room and to see our youngest neighbour all dressed for this occasion.  She is only a year old and having the best fun ever!
I like this little girl, she was handing ME a treat - our mom gave her some of my favorite and tasty snacks and she gave them to me.   
A while later, a boy that our mombean used to babysit, came wearing his costume, accompanied by his mom and their dog, Sally.
Here is our dadbean giving Sally some attention.  Our humans had a dog like Sally long  before we came to live here.  His name was Ruff. 

Finally, by 9:00 pm nobody was coming to the door anymore, thankfully.  At this point it had started to rain....and rain.  Then it got windy, and continued all day Friday.  Our power stayed on, but many in many places the power went off.
Today, there is some drizzle, but oh, it is so nice and quiet and we have been having a lovely snooze!

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween!

Halloween is here so we put up some orange colored lights.
Here they are, they look best when it gets dark
I am in front our inside pumpkin. 
We also have one outside.   

 Halloween means lots of treats

I got in a bit of trouble because those are not our treats!
 Those candy treats are for the little people in costumes that will come to our door.
Here are our treats for Halloween, fish flavored, crunchy goodness!

 I see you Mike, from up here.   You ARE going to share with the rest of us, right?
We hope everyone has a safe and Happy Halloween!


We had 60 ghosties, goblins, big and small, to our door tonight!