Friday, March 06, 2015

Last Day for When When Entries

Today is the last day to enter the When When Contest. You can be a When When Watcher too! As you can see, we have a LOT of snow.  I cannot wait until it all melts. It certainly won't be today.

It is sunny out, but cold. I am going to nap in this sunny window, and then when the sun moves, I will to nap on my other kitty condo in the studio.


Thursday, March 05, 2015

Toasty Thursday

There's still snow outside, but I can't show you because Mom had to get up early today to see a bean v-e-t for a checkup so she left me to post.

Here I am licking the butter off Mom's toast. What can I say? It was the best part of her breakfast. I sure didn't want all that stupid green rabbit food with yukky radishes, ah-voh-cah-does, fat-ah cheese and runny poached egg.


We have got lots of entries for the When When Contest. Some days where chosen by as many as FOUR different furriends. Mom says there are still two or three what she calls "viable" days that have not been selected by anybuddy.

On Saturday, after the contest is closed to entries, Mom and I will post the winning dates of the prior When When Contests. Mom says the numbers are very interesting.

But she also says that if I give any hints I won't get any Temp-tay-tions treats until the snow melts!! 


Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Not Wordless Wednesday

It snowed a little last night. Then it rained a bit. Then it got warmer. Then it got colder and everything froze.

I may need to check it out.

Anyway, there is still plenty of time to enter the When When Contest, and there are some good dates left wanting.  You can enter by leaving your guess in the comments of Sunday's post.

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Tuxie Tuesday

Hi! It's a nice day here in New Hampster. It's a good day. 

Happy Birthday PlusOne!  Mom really loves this picture of him when he was just a kit.

This is picture of him Mom took on Sunday. He is 18 today, which is older than, um, kitty litter. Go on over and wish him a Happy Birthday.

Then come back and enter the When When Contest. Pick a day (in 2015, please) that you think all this snow will be ALL GONE! Leave your entry (guess) in the comments of Sunday's Post.

If it will make you feel any better, Mom never guesses the right day, so you have as good a chance as anycat.


Monday, March 02, 2015

Millie Monday

 Don't forget to enter your guesses for this year's When When Contest.  Please enter in the comments of this post!  And Noela, I have decided you can enter even though you are a hooman.

We had a little bit of snow last night, and although it might be sunny tonight, we might have more snowy and snishy weather this week. (sigh)  Actually the snow doesn't bother Mom so much as the cold does. She wants normal March temperatures. And sun. Lots of sun.

Enter the contest here! It's easy and the contest is fun. Check back every day to see when the snow will go away! Be a When When Watcher!

Sunday, March 01, 2015

The Sixth When When Contest is ON!! - Entry Deadline Extended!

I am happy to announce the Sixth When When Contest will is ON for 2015.

The When When Contest is not an annual event because there isn't always snow on the ground on March 1st. The first When When Contest was held in 2008. The contest was held in 2009, 2011, 2013 and 2014.

This is the view outside the front of our new house in the town of ----, about four miles away from our other place. We had two full winter's worth of snow in just over a month. The piles of snow on either side of our driveway are both taller than Mom (60").  We have more snow on the ground now than we have ever had in any previous When When Contest.

The big question is.... "When will the snow MELT?" That's what I want to know.

When will it be ALL GONE?

Would you like to guess? I am having a contest. The cat, woofie or bun who guesses the date when there is NO MORE SNOW when Mom looks out this window will get a prize. The prize will be treats, and bragging rights! (Occasionally evil little chocolates have been known to appear in prize packages, but Mom is making no promises.)

Every morning Mom will get up and take a picture of this same view and post it on my blog. On the day she wakes up and THERE IS NO SNOW ANYWHERE IN THE PICTURE will be THE DAY. If you guess the EXACT day, you will get a prize. If NOBODY guesses the EXACT DAY, the cat who guessed the day CLOSEST TO the day, but not AFTER the day, will get the prize.

Here are the rules:
1. Each cat, woofie or bun gets ONE GUESS EACH. (Our friend Megan from Sydney Australia can enter even if she isn't a cat, but she's the only hooman who is eligible.)
2. Guesses must be in the comments of THIS POST.
3. Deadline is Midnight  Wednesday March 4 Friday March 6, 2015. (So when it isn't Friday anywhere in the world, the voting will be over.)
4. You have to have a blog, or leave some way for us to get in touch with you, so we have to know who you are. If you have a blog, you're good to go. (We don't do Facebook.)
5. You can enter no matter where you live. Australia, the United Kingdom, New Zealand, Canada... all are welcome to enter.
6. It's my blog, so if I wanna change the rules, I can.

Now for some useful information.
1. We face true East. South is to the right.
2. Sun melts the snow.
3. Rain melts it faster.
4. The average high temperature for March in New Hampster is 44F
5. The average low temperature for March in New Hampster is 18F
6. Winter isn't over, either. We have had big snowstorms at the end of February, and in March. It snows in April, too. So, guess accordingly.
7. *****The contest ends when there is NO SNOW on the ground in the picture. If it snows the next day, oh well, that's New England weather for you!*****
8. When the contest is closed, Mom will post a big list of all the entries and dates in my sidebar, so everybody will know who guessed what date. It is your responsibility to check that your name is there, and that your guess is correct. It's usually a big list, and adding the names gets complicated, so if your name is missing, let me know right away.

So put on your thinking caps, leave a guesstimate, spread the news, tell your furriends, and check back every day to see if you are the winner!

Good luck!

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Snoozy Saturday

It's nice and sunny out, and later the temps will get just above freezing.

I am quite looking forward to it.


Friday, February 27, 2015

Finally Friday

 February is almost over (finally.) 
Lookit the snow outside Mom's studio.  That's almost as much snow as Mom is tall (which is about 60 inches.)

I can't wait for the snow to go away.  Mom says the high temperatures next week will be above freezing. Whee! 

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Wondering When

Mom and I are gathering weather data so we can help you with your When When Contest guesses.

OK, Mom's been gathering data on the computer, I've just been looking outside.

The average High temperature for January around here is 33F. This year the average high was 29F.
The average Low temperature for January around here is 12F. This year it was 7.6F

The average High temperature for February around here is 34F. The numbers aren't in yet for this year, but so far we are almost 30 degrees colder than normal, on average.

The average Low temperature for February around here is 16F. Again, the lows have been a lot lower than normal.

The average High temperature for March around here is between 43 and 45F.

The average Low temperature for March around here is between 22 and 24F.
 The snow will melt, and it will melt this year. When will it all melt? We don't know. Mom says that if she had entered the When When Contest, she would have lost every year, so your guess is as good as ours.  The Contest will start on Sunday, March 1.

Get ready!

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Too Cold Tuesday

Oh. My. Bast. You should see what I am looking at...

That is cold.

Thank goodness I have lots of warm places to nap.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Millie Monday

After Mom shoveled the driveway yesterday, and took pictures of the house, she went up on the roof and shoveled the snow off that.  She cleared the vents and the skylights, and now the house is even more surrounded by snow.

She went to bed early and did not stay up to watch that Oscar guy.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Super Sunday

Why is today SUPER Sunday?  Check this out:

That's like, thirty degrees warmer than it was yesterday morning.  In New England, this is a HEAT WAVE.  Crusty New Englanders drive around with the windows open on their metal masheens on a day like this. They walk around with their coats open, and their gloves off.

Mom took some pictures of our house so you can see just how much snow we have.

 We live on a hill, and when you come down the hill, this is what you see.

This is our driveway, and you can see a bit of Mom's Metal Masheen under the carport. (Mom has been calling it a "car tunnel" because there is so much snow.)

Lookit all this snow. It is all going to have to melt before we have a When When winner later this spring.  Can you see how high the snow is on our front lamp? It's really close to the sign with our name.  That window on the far right is where I am on my kitty condo...

taking care of bizness.

It'll probably get colder tomorrow, but for now it is fun to watch the snow melt.  Don't worry, there will be plenty for the big contest. It will start one week from today!

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Saturday Caturday

It's sunny outside, sure, but it's also Minus 6 F. That's Minus 21C for my Aussie and Kiwi pals. It's what New Englanders call "Wicked Cold." Actually, Mom has a different word for it, and it's right at the top of the bad werds list, so I can't put it here. 

It's supposed to rain tomorrow.  Go figure.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Mom. Destroyer of Icicles

Remember these?

Well, most of them are gone. 

It was a bit "warm" yesterday (25F) so Mom opened the windows, removed the screens and smashed the icicles with a hammer.

I wonder, though...

If Mom could do anything about all the snow...