Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Wordy & Wordless Wednesday

Wordy: Click the picture to biggify & read the inscription on this gravestone at the Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, MA.


Wordless:

(Me and a kitty from the Sock Drawer Shelter. This lovely lady-kitty is my Christymas present to Mim-may.) It was love at first sight!

(Between Mim-may and the kitty.)

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Tall Tale Tuesday

I don't know anything about "Art," but this so-called "installation" at the art museum looks like fun to me. I can just see myself running and climbing on and under this, and having a grand old time.

And lookit... aren't those 'Nip bananas? Mom says they aren't, but I don't know if I believe her or not. After all, she said this was "Art."

Monday, December 29, 2008

Company

We still have "company." Yesterday Mom, 'Rhette and Mr Karate went to the Currier Museum of Art, and today they are going to the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.

Mom has been cooking up a storm. Pasta with toona and cinnamon; her terrific bread, frit-a-tit-tit-tata with sausage and cheddar cheese, and homemade applesauce and mimmmmosas; collyflower soup; roasted chick-hen and as-pa-rag-us and grilled onions and wild rice and plenty of cookies, mocha chocolate chip and spiced chocolate chip cookies (that 'Rhette customized with a whole teaspoon of cayenne pepper.)

I've been sniffing everybody and have been watching everything.

And rolling around under the Christymas tree with my 'Nip Banana.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

I Have a Nip Banana...


I have a 'Nip Banana

Nemo sent it to me!

I love it very much,

But we have com-pa-ny.

So later you'll see the movie

That my Mom made of me

Playing with my 'Nip Banana

That Nemo sent to me.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Saturday Caturday

Mom went food hunting, washed all the dirty pots and pans and then dragged the rug sucking monster all over the house. We're having "company."

I found a quiet place to nap and avoid all the fuss.

I avoided the camera too!

Heh.

Friday, December 26, 2008

Friday Family Funny

Mom made Mr Big some special cookies as a Christymas present. Roxy really, really, wanted one! She didn't get a cookie, but Mom said both she and Lucky scarfed down ate some green beans and carrots yesterday.

I guess it isn't only beans that are weird.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Millie's Christmas Wishes

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Merry Christmas from Mom and me!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Happy Holidays!


Happy Holidays Everybody! Merry Christmas, and Happy Hanukkah!

My fabulous friends at Zoolatry made this nifty image for me! Isn't it terrific?



I received my Secret Paws package yesterday, right in time for Christmas. It is from my friend Angus!There is a terrific pink 'Nip mousie, some salmon fishy flakes and a tin of terrific treats! There was even a special present for Mom! Thank you so much Angus & Chrissie!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Tuxie Tuesday

Hey Mom, leave me alone! I'm waiting for the big guy in the red suit. From here I can see the tree and the fireplace, it's warm and I'm not bothering anybody.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Millie Monday

With Lucky's help, I have selected the winner of my 1,000th post contest. The winner is LC.LC will get a prize package with some shiny toy mice, a squiggle, some Temptations treats and a box of chocolates that DKM calls ''evil."
(Mom says that means they are like primo 'Nip, which means they must be very good.)

TBT, Mom says she hopes you like chocolate!


Angus, the guy in the bloo shorts (actually in the winter he doesn't wear shorts, but he does wear a bloo knit cap) hasn't left me anything yet.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Still Snowing...

It hasn't stopped snowing since Friday afternoon. This is what it looked like this afternoon. The storm isn't even over. It will probably snow all night.

Mom says if this winter is snowy like last winter she is moving south.

Monty lives South.


Hmmm...

Sunday Christymas Baking

The hot-as-hell box is getting a workout today. Mom's baking more homemade bread and cookies. Cheese bread and Snickerdoodles this time, along with more English Muffin Bread.

Oh, and it's supposed to snow again. Again.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Sunshine in the Snow

Mom left her day hunting gig early yesterday and got home before it started snowing. She made some bread, and then started working on this yellow Sunshine quilt for Mr Karate. She says between now and New Year's the only sewing she is doing is stuff she wants to do.

We got about 8 inches of snow. That's almost as tall as I am! And we will be getting more tomorrow. One thing is for sure, we will have a White Christymas!



**Update, 3:55 PM Saturday afternoon... We got about 12 inches of snow, and it has been snowing lightly ALL DAY! We are supposed to get about 8 more inches tomorrow and another storm is headed our way for Christymas Eve!

I am no longer dreaming of a White Christmas!

(Because I don't need to dream, that's why!)

Friday, December 19, 2008

Snow and Formerly Feral Friday

We're supposed to have the first big snowstorm of the season today. I am going to watch.
From inside, of course. That's what the whole "formerly feral" thing is all about.

Mom made it to the store that sells the "evil little chocolates" just before they closed last night. And we picked out some fun little goodies for our 1,000 post comment giveaway. We'll be picking the winner later.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Holiday Shenanigans

Every year, when Mom decorates for Christymas, she puts a Santa hat on this sculpture she did. This year was no exception.This past weekend, the whole fambly came over to decorate our Christymas tree. When they left, the lady looked like this:
Mom doesn't know who did it.

Ha ha ha! I'm not telling!


The 2009 Cat Blogosphere calendar is out! Woo hoo! Mom and I ordered ours!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Wordless Wednesday (Almost)

Mom and I are having fun covering the door with Christymas cards. We love getting them every day, reading them together, and hanging them on the door. They are great, the pictures are wonderful, but Mom says the envelopes and stamps are almost as much fun.


Thank you very much!



Mom went to see PlusOne in concert last night, so she got home late and we haven't picked a winner yet, so stay tuned!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

One Thousand

Wow! This is my 1,000th post. Who'd a thunk getting hit by a car was the best thing to happen to me? Funny how your life can change in the blink of an eye.

This blog started the day I came to live with Mom, over 2 years ago. She didn't know much about this blogging business, and was a bit worried about it. She wasn't sure I'd have much to say. She says she always knew she was an Artist, but she never knew she was a writer.

I guess she just needed the right Muse!

So here's the Muse Flash. After New Year's, we won't be blogging every day. Mom and I tried to do it in 2008, but it's a lot of work, and it's been a tough year in a lot of ways. We are gonna take it easier in 2009. I'm still gonna blog, of course, just not every single day.


However, a tiny celebration is in order. So how about this... Leave me a comment on THIS post. When this day is over, Mom will put all the names of the cats/beans/woofies/buns/hamsters... who commented in a bowl and I will pick one. I'll send that cat(bean/woofie/bun/hamster) a little bag of treats and a 'Nip toy, and maybe a couple of other goodies. Mom will include a box of those "nasty evil chocolates" that went out with the prizes of the When When Contest we had back in March.

So here's the rules. Remember, it's my party, and I'll cry if I want to. That means I can change the rules if I want.

1. Each cat, woofie or bun gets ONE Comment EACH.
2. You must leave a comment on THIS POST.
3. Deadline is Midnight Tuesday December 16, 2008. (So when it isn't Tuesday anywhere in the world, the contest 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.
5. Mom says it will go out when it goes out, and that could be a few days, since I just told her about it, and she doesn't have any of the goodies yet.
6. Sharpen your pencils, and get to it...

(psst.. Mom... what does that mean, "sharpen your pencils?" I have claws, not pencils...)

Monday, December 15, 2008

Under the Christymas Tree

I really like it here, under the Christymas tree.I guess PlusOne liked it too, when he was here Saturday night. Those are his feets.
Of course, I fit better than he does.

Heh.



My 1,000th post will be tomorrow. What will I post about? you'll have to come by and find out.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Easy Like Sunday Morning

The fambly came over last night to help decorate the Christymas tree. Mom put TWO chick-hens in the hot as hell box. I got a bit, and it was good. But mostly I stayed out of the way. With such a big day yesterday, Mom will not be doing much today. Finally she is taking it easy. Like me.

She's learning.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Got Ice? Got Electricity? Got Lucky!

In New Hampster yesterday we had rain, then it got so cold everything froze. This is the bush out front.

This might look pretty, but it is Very Very BAD! The tree branches get so heavy, they drag the tree right over. See...This happened all over the state yesterday. The trees fell over onto electrical wires, crashed into cars, and even went through the roof of a house. The toppled trees blocked roads making getting around very hard. Many schools were closed. Over one million houses and businesses lost power. Most of those had no heat. And the local grocery store was open, but had no milk, no meat and no "perishables." The local Mall closed for the day.

What's really bad is that many of the homes without electricity won't get it restored soon and it is supposed to be Really Really Cold the next couple of days.

Mom and I were very lucky. When we woke up yesterday we had power, and heat.

(you can click the pictures to biggify)

You might be able to see more pictures here.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Formerly Feral Friday

I sure wouldn't ever have become a Quality Assurance Inspector of Quilts if I was still a feral kitty. (Mom says I wouldn't be so "well-fed" either.) It sure is nice to be in a forever home that is nice and warm. (It is raining ice outside today.) Mom has been wrapping Christymas packages for KidBean and SweetBean, and we selected pressies for my Secret Paw! All kinds of stuff will be flying out of here over the next couple of days.

Mom says the Christymas Tree will be coming tomorrow! Whee! I can't wait!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

We Remember Skeeter & Kelly

Skeeter has gone to the Bridge. He was a great Mancat, and will be sorely missed. Please go by and leave LC, Ayla and TBT some purrs. This picture was taken last year when Skeeter was investigating his new Gizzy quilt.

~~~



Kelly at What A Good Cat has gone to the Bridge also. He was also a terrific Mancat who guarded his territory.

It's a sad day.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Whatzit Wednesday?

Mom says this is a Bread Maker. (It looks like a bucket to me.) It has a clamp to keep it on the shelf (Mom says it clamps to a table or counter), and a cranky handle.
The crank turns a hook inside, but you can't see it because of the metal cover. Printed on the cover are destructions (ok, Mom calls them instructions, but I like destructions better) for using this thing.

It belonged to Mom's Mimmay Izola, and it is very very old. Mom never used it, so it will be flying across the country to Hood River to Mr Photographer and his fambly as a Christymas present.

Mom says some Ant Eek dealer somewhere is falling all over himself right now lusting over this.

Uh huh.

Right.

Oh-kay.

What-ever.



Beans is weird, I'm telling you.

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Tuxie Tuesday

Now that Mom's finished with that great big quilt, she is bringing up more of the Christymas decorations. This is me and my Holiday Gizzy Quilt.


HEY EVERYBODY! Mom Robyn's car was hit by a truck yesterday. Mom Robyn's knee is hurt, but not broken, and she is pretty banged up. Let's go on over and give her some purrs so she feels better soon. She has been having a lot of bad luck lately. We have to help change that. Thanks!

Monday, December 08, 2008

Movie Monday!

Mom got this movie of me playing with my favorite fleecey-tail toy. I hope you enjoy it!

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Mom's got a silly picture of the quilt she just finished over at her quilting blog. You should go check it out.

Sunday, December 07, 2008

Easy Like Sunday

When the furniture is all moved around so Mom and Mr Karate finish up the quilt, the best thing to do is find a place to take it easy. (The instrument is Mr Karate's cello. It is not a bass of any kind, double or king.)

Saturday, December 06, 2008

Saturday Caturday

This is the fabric for the back of the pretty quilt Mom is making for ------------. I am doing a Quality Assurance check, making sure the material is warm and soft and well loved. The top is almost finished, and Mom and Mr Karate will work on it later tonight.


Added 11:45 A.M.

Here is the finished quilt top. It is King-Sized, so it is ginormous.

Friday, December 05, 2008

Fun Friday

See that squiggle of fleece? It is attached to a wand, and when Mom waves it around the fleece tail wiggles, and I chase it. Here I am trying to sneak up on it. I like to play at night, before Mom goes to bed.

This is my 989th post. Since I post every day, you should have no trouble figuring out when my 1,000th post will be. Mom says it will be on Bait-oh-Ven's birthday. Which means nothing to me, but Mom says that's a good day to listen to his 9th.

Once again, here's proof that beans are crazy.

Anyway, I'm off to play!

Thursday, December 04, 2008

Six-Six Photo Meme

Parker tagged me for this meme.

Go to your Picture Folder on your computer or wherever you store your pictures.
Go to the 6th Folder and then pick the 6th Picture.
Post it on your bloggy and tell the story that goes with the picture.
Tag 5 other glorious peoples to do the same thing and leave a comment on their bloggy tellin' them 'bout it.

Here is the my picture. Mom organizes photos by month, so this is me, in June, sitting on my Gizzy Quilt enjoying the fresh air.

I am tagging my fur cousins Roxy & Lucky, Diva Kitty, Poppy Q, Victor, and my new pals Scylla and Socks.


About the fireplace, in yesterday's blog... It is in fact a Christymas present from a friend. It does say it has an Amish mantle, and I don't know anything about it being on an infomercial. I do know Mom is slightly annoyed because it didn't come with destructions. That being said, it's warming her backside as she helps me with this post.

And yes, it is 3:30 AM. She says Mr Hot Flash is responsible.

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

What the Heck Wednesday

I have been getting Christmas cards in the mail! (I have more than Mom!!!) Thanks to those who have sent them. Mom mailed ours on Monday, so the guys in the bloo shorts are going to be bizzy. They Santa came early and delivered a fireplace.

Really and truly.

Would I lie to you?

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Tuxie Tummy Tuesday


Be sure to check out Mom's quilting blog. She received her Doll Quilt Swap Quilt and she's absolutely crazy about it.

Monday, December 01, 2008

Rainy Days and Mondays

As if being Monday isn't bad enough, we get this:

Yech.