Monday, August 31, 2009

Millie Monday

When I watch the birds outside, I am very quiet.When Mom watches the Tennis, she is very noisy. It's gonna be noisy here for the next few days, because Mom LOVES to watch the Tennis.

Yes, the cat cup I was sitting in yesterday is the same cat cup Mom bought over two years ago that I have never used. I was just testing it yesterday. I didn't stay in it very long. I'm not saying I'm going to use it a lot, but I had to check it out. You know how it is...

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Honoring Senator Edward Kennedy

Today I would like to honor the life of Senator Edward Kennedy, a tireless champion of the disenfranchised. He was a consummate politician who knew how to get things done in Washington in a bipartisan way.

He will be sorely missed.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Family Friday

My favorite Mary-land Blue Crabs (KidBean and SweetBean & their Mom and Dad) sent Mom a lovely note and some drawings from KidBean. Mom got home late from a rough day of day hunting feeling all snarky when she found this in the mail. She went from snarky to squee-ing in ten seconds flat.

Bast, that woman needs a vacation!

(Monty Q, honey, thanks so much for making sure everything was up to snuff. I can tell you checked it out! ***smootchies***)

Thursday, August 27, 2009


When I was a little kit, I didn't like getting touched.But now I do. I make sure I get my scritches every day. I tell Mom where I want them, and I let her know when I've had enough.

I even rub up against her legs in the morning while she gets my foods ready.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Wacky Wednesday

Mom's on stay-cation next week, so I'll be able to be a better blogger. She's been very preoccupied lately with other stupid stuff. I hope to get her back on the straight and narrow!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Happy Birthday M..(Auntie Karate)!

Today is Auntie Karate's 47th birthday. Happy Birthday, Auntie Karate! Go on over to Roxy's place and leave her some HB wishes!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Millie IBOL Monday

Well, hello there!As you all know, I am an internet celebrity. I didn't ask for this. I got hitted by a car and almost went to the Rainbow Bridge. Malcolm rescued me, and lots of beans and cats on the internet contributed green papers to help pay the v-e-t bills.

As a celebrity, I feel obligated to help give back. A couple of days ago I told you all about the Iraqi Bundles of Love Project. Beans who sew and knit thought this was a terrific idea. But if your bean doesn't have roomfuls of extra fabric, it was a bit hard to contribute.

Not anymore.

Mr IBOL has made a deal with Sew, Mama, Sew, an online store, and they are offering a prepacked bundle for the insanely inexpensive price of....

Fifteen Dollars! (15USD)

For 15 US Dollars, the lovely folks at Sew, Mama, Sew will pack a bundle and send it to Mr IBOL. What's in this box, you ask?

  • Five yards of new fabric
  • 16 sewing needles in a case
  • 32 pearlized pins on a wheel
  • 1 Tomato pincushion
  • 1 pair folding scissors
  • 1 150 yard spool of white thread
  • ...AND the cost of shipping is included in the price!

They are offering 150 bundles. If you would like to contribute, click HERE to order. (You can even pay with Paypal.)

That I am alive today is proof positive that there are a lot of good people in the world, and if the IBOL project helps make the world a better, safer place for everybody, then I'm all for it.

Mom packed up two more boxes yesterday to send to Mr IBOL. One of then was -completely- filled with fleece! This is a project I really believe in.

Thanks for your support.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Big Red Bug

Mom went food hunting yesterday and brought home a big red bug. It was a real ugly sucker and I had to check it out. I know Mom killed it good, because I watched as she tore it apart.


Saturday, August 22, 2009

Take the Stickies.. PLEASE

OK, it's HOT. We got plenty of HOTS. We also got lots of STICKIES! I hate the stickies more than I hate the hots.Meet my new best friend... the air colditioner.

Friday, August 21, 2009

IBOL Box Ready to Fly

Mom and I filled a box full of stuff for the IBOL (Iraqi Boxes of Love Project). It has some big pieces of fabric, and an old baby quilt top Mom never finished. It's got thread, and needles and pins. It's got safety pins, elastic and buttons. Mom even got some yarn and knitting needles to add. I have checked everything out, as I usually do, and this box is ready.

Mom and I am really happy about this box.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

IBOL Project

I need to ask you all a favor, it's a biggie, and you can all help: A quilt blogger, Kristin, has a husband who's currently serving in Iraq and has got a little side project going.

It's called Iraqi Bundles of Love, and it we can all participate. He's coming home soon, and he wants to leave behind something of value. You can read about the idea here, at Kristin's blog:

So he's asking for fabric, yarns, pins, needles, thread, etc. You put all this neat stuff in a USPS Large Flat Rate Box and send it out. All the information is on his blogs. You have to leave a comment to get the shipping address, and you have to act fast. The deadline for shipping from the US is September 7.

If you live outside the US, you can participate too, leave a comment on the blog Iraqi Bundles of Love, and Mr IBOL will email you.

Here's the FAQ:

Here's information about what to send:

How to build a bundle:

Mom and I are getting a box ready. Care to join me? Let's show Mr IBOL what Cats and Dogs in the blogosphere can do!

Hot Spot Thursday

Here's my hot spot. Or rather, the spot where I nap when the Hots are here.

They can go away any time.


Anybody else want my hots?

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Cold Air and Closed Doors

You all know I don't like being in a room with the door closed. This makes Mom uncomfortable at night, when she has the air colditioner going in her bedroom. So last night she hung up this fabric as a curtain. She tacked it to the partially closed door (which is why it looks so funny right now).

Such luxury! I was able to go in and out without waking her up. And I got to sleep in the nice cool bedroom last night! You should have seen her jump when I came out from behind the big chair this morning! Ha ha ha!

Today is Roxy's second Blog-o-versary! You have to go over and give her the Paw's Up for two fun years!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Millie Monday

When the hots are here, the window gets closed, and the coldbox comes on. It's a bit comfy-er to watch the birds outside.

As you can tell, Mom finished her big quilt. You can read more about that here.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Silly Sunday

Lookit all the Turkey Stinky Goodness Mom brought home the other day!Lookit me eating my crunchies!Imagine Mom rolling her eyes!

HAHAHAHA! I am so glad I'm a cat!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Hot New Hampster

The hots have finally arrived in New Hampster. Mom says these are called the dog days of summer.

I don't get it either, but she said it like it was a bad thing, so I'm not complaining.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Family Friday: PlusOne Bakes!

PlusOne came over yesterday and he and Mom baked Brownies, and made a Yellow Cake with Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting. You can see PlusOne liked the frosting.

His Mom and Dad (Auntie Karate & Mr Big) came to pick him up, and before they left, half the brownies were gone. They took the brownies and the cake with them.

I have it on good authority there was nothing left by the time they all went to bed last night.

...I'm betting Roxy didn't get any.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Three Thursday Things

This is a nice spot.... oh, three things...

1. Mom's got a video tour of her sewing room over here if you want to go see it. Me, I'm just gonna nap...

2. PlusOne will be coming over later. Mim-may has been teaching him how to bake English Muffin Bread. Mom's gonna teach him how to bake brownies!

3. Mom made Basil Pesto with all the Basil she picked from her garden yesterday.


Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

(in which I fully expect to hear the sound of Fiona fainting)

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Tuxie Tuesday

You want me to move? I'm not finished here...

Monday, August 10, 2009

Remembering Sprout

Violette Noelle
May 10, 2008 ~ August 10, 2008
My Special Angel

Sunday, August 09, 2009

Easy Like Sunday Morning

My new hiding spot revealed! With headrest.

Saturday, August 08, 2009

World Cat Day

Woo hoo! It's World Cat Day!I don't care if Mom cleaned up the entire sewing studio and cleared off the table, and was getting ready to work. If I want to nap there, I'll nap there.I mean, like, seriously. Whose house is this anyway? I thought every day was a Cat Day.

Mom's just bummed because her metal masheen had to spend the day in the metal masheen hospital because the injin light came on while she was driving to her day hunting gig, and it cost more green papers.

Friday, August 07, 2009

Far Out Friday

When Mom starts moving stuff around from one room to another...It's best to just get far out of the way...
and find a quiet place to nap and watch the birds.

Thursday, August 06, 2009

Blog-oversary Buffet

My Gotcha Day is also my Blogoversary. Mom really went all out. She set out three bowls of stinky goodness for me! From the left, Mixed Grill, Beef, and Turkey. She always leaves out some crunchies, too.So which one did I devour?
The Mixed Grill.

Gotta keep 'em guessing!

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

3 Year Gotcha-Day!

This is my 3 Year Gotcha-versary!Mom thinks she's the one who "got" me three years ago today.Of course, the truth is, I'm the one who "got" her!


Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Tuesday Treats!

Lookit the neat presents my friend Oreo sent me! Turkey Temp-tay-shuns treats, Turkey stinky goodness, a bouncy toy, some primo 'Nip and a bird toy that chirps!
Mom got a quilting book, a stinky bar of soap in a fussy box, and this bird and scissors. Mom's so dense, she JUST FIGURED OUT that the bird is a PINCUSHION and the bird's flaps are for her hand sewing needles!!!

My stuff is way better. Way Better.

Thanks Oreo!

Monday, August 03, 2009


The man in bloo shorts brought me a package! It was full of presents from my friend Oreo and his Mom in Furr-ginia! The presents were for Mom for her birthday and me for my Gotcha Day (coming up on Wednesday). There was a quilting book for Mom, and birds and smelly good stuff for each of us.


You'll just have to wait until later to see more!

Sunday, August 02, 2009

She Loves Me Sunday

Mom loves me. I know she does. How do I know? This bag is full of stuff Mom bought yesterday, and it's all for me!Lookit! There's Breeze pellets and pads for my Breeze box, enough stinky goodness in my favorite flavor for a whole week, and Temptations treats.
I'm glad she loves me. I just wish she wouldn't stick that flashy box in my face when I'm trying to sleep!

PS, the man in the bloo shorts left us a box with Presents yesterday! I will show those off tomorrow! (thank you Oreo!)

Saturday, August 01, 2009

New Hiding Spot

Mom didn't make the bed this morning, so the bedspread is on the chair. She still doesn't know where I am.

She has to go hunt the Month End today. It must be a very hard thing to catch, because she hunts it every single month. That or she's just lousy at hunting.