Sunday, January 31, 2010

This is Love

Mom got a new cell phone, and lookit the picture she is using as her background! Those are my favorite Little Sticky People, SweetBean, KidBean and Mooshie. They belong to Monty Q. Every time Mom looks at this picture, she smiles.

(Every time Mom tries to take MY picture with that thing, it shines a bright light in my eyes, so I turn around and walk away. I guess she isn't interested in having a picture of my #13 as the background on her phone.)

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Dear Megan in Oz

Dear Megan in Sydney Australia,

You have certainly given me a lot to think about. For those of you not paying attention... yesterday I admitted I was a bit hard on my Mom, but it was because I didn't want her to think she had me wrapped around her little finger. Megan in Oz, one of my regular readers, left this comment...

PS. Millie - thanks for your note. I feel as if I'm famous - I've had my name included in one of your blog postings!

I understand the whole "cat as aloof goddess-like creature" facade, but to be brutally honest, I don't think it suits you. I think you're a much warmer, loving cat than that.
Another option might be to present yourself to your mom and the world as one of the cleverest cats on the planet: one who was born "in the gutter" (almost literally, I guess), but who had the determination and smarts to elevate themselves to their present very happy circumstances by choosing - from all the possible moms around - your mom. As you might say: "Wowza!"

You have scored yourself a wonderful forever home with a doting mom and every comfort that you could possibly want.

If you went with this approach, then you could acknowledge your mom by boasting to the rest of us about every new wonderful thing she did for you, which, in turn, would add to your cleverness in finding her.

What do you think?

Sydney, Australia


I've learned a lot since I came to live here. Gizzy (my bestest pal, who with my big sis Jasmine is now waiting at the Bridge) told me if I was smart I would continue to learn new things. I am very fortunate to have friends in the blogosphere who help keep me on my toes, (so to speak.)

I've given it a lot of thought, and Megan, you're right.

I did start out in the gutter, I certainly have scored a wonderful forever home, and I do have every comfort a cat could want. My Mom is pretty awesome. She's smart, she's talented, I've got her wrapped around my paw, and she's all mine.

Thank you Megan.
(purrs & smootchies)

Friday, January 29, 2010

Formerly Feral Friday

Wowza! Lookit all this stinky goodness! Mom bought a squillion cans of it. There is beef, chick-hen, liver and my former favorite, turkey.

My Mom rocks!

P.S. Megan, you are right. I am a bit hard on my Mom. I do love her. I just don't want her to think she's got me wrapped around her little finger. A catgirl like me needs to maintain the appearance of being aloof. Thank you for being such a faithful reader.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Thursday Thoughts

Mom and I have been watching the tennis in Oz. This morning Andy Murray hit the most incredible shot we have ever seen. Mom thinks that everybody will be seeing the video of this shot for years to come.

Tennis is good, but I prefer bird watching.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Yes I Can Wednesday

I've been eating Turkey stinky goodness, and Mom's been buying it by the box, as you can see in this picture. My Turkey stash is on the left.
Lately, though, I've lost my taste for it, and Mom's been going through the cans in the bin on the right, trying to find another flavor. I'm liking the Chick-hen and the Beef. (No fish. I hate fish.)It's a girl-cat's prerogative to change her mind. I can! I did!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Rain, Rain

Yesterday morning, it looked like this outside.It rained hard all day, and this is what it looked like late in the afternoon.
And if you thought THAT was a surprise, lookit what Mom found when she came inside:

Monday, January 25, 2010

Monday Monday


Sunday, January 24, 2010

A Little TOO Easy on Sunday..

Mom got up, watched Andy Roddick beat Gonzo, went food hunting, did the washing machine shuffle, went clothes hunting with Mim-may, finished her little quilt for the Doll Swap, and otherwise has been taking it easy today.

How easy? She forgot to help me blog!


Saturday, January 23, 2010

Snuggly Saturday

It's sunny and cold out, but it's nice and warm in my hammock. I'm gonna hang out here. Mom's gonna sew and we're both gonna watch the tennis. It's gonna be a good day.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Formerly Feral Friday

Wowza! I got a package from my pal Oreo in Furr-ginia! There were Temp-tay-tions treats for me, chocolates for Mom, a fun toy mousie for me, and some sewing stuff for Mom, and a nice calendar full of cute tuxie kitties!

The stuff is great, but I really enjoyed smelling the package and all the smells that Oreo left for me. Thanks Oreo!

This would never have happened if I wasn't formerly feral!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Two Months Thursday

In two months, I'll be with my sweetie! I can't wait!

Mom has been wicked busy the last couple of weeks. Busy at day hunting, and busy working on her little quilt for the Doll Quilt Swap 8. She got her head fur cut, her eyes examined, and Mr Karate is coming over for dinner tonight. She's been watching the tennis in Oz, and I've been getting my scritches.

The sun is out, it's warmish (over 32F) and the snow is melting.

All in all, a pretty good day!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

(Okay, I was looking at Mom, but then I heard this funny sound, and looked away.)

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Monday, January 18, 2010

Monday, Snowday

More of the white stuff is falling. Mom's grumbling because she has to push it around so she can get her metal masheen out to go day hunting.

Hey, Mom was trying to watch the tennis in Australia last night at the same time as Iron Chef. Can anybody tell her if the new Iron Chef Garces won his first battle?

Sunday, January 17, 2010


This is what it looks like outside today. It was warmish yesterday, and a lot of snow has melted. We might be getting more though, later today.

Mom's got a lot of her stupid chores done, and will be spending time in the sewing room today, where I shall snoopervise her newest batch of quitly trees. She was squee-ing last night because she did her taxes and some guy named Uncle Sam is gonna be sending her some green papers.

I can see a trip to Mary-land in my future....

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Saturday Caturday

Mom is sewing crazy wonky trees, and I am watching the big black birds fly around outside and trying to figure out how to catch them.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Formerly Feral Friday

I sure am glad I am a Formerly Feral kitty, and don't have to do anything more than enjoy my life. I love my cat hammock. From here I can watch Mom sew, or I can look out the window at the world.Mom and I want to wish Mrs Photographer a very Happy Birthday. Here she is with her fambly, Mom's brother, Mr Photographer & The Pretty Girl.
This picture was taken at Yosemite National Park, with El Capitan in the background. Mr Photographer is also a rock climber, and this fall became the oldest person ever to lead one of the routes on El Cap. Mrs Photographer is a climber too, and has built her own canoe.

Happy Birthday Auntie Mrs Photographer, and may you have many more!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

What's Worth Looking At?

You wanna know what I was laughing about yesterday?

Well, SweetBean got hold of some scissors and experimented on her own hair. MomBean had to bring her to get a proper haircut.Mooshie couldn't take his eyes off her, either! (Isn't he is just such a cutie patootie?)

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Tuxie Toosday

Mom says she fixed up that Murphy dude yesterday, but she came home -really- tired. I gave her lots of cuddles. But she didn't take out the flashy box except to take a picture of this.I mean, like, SERIOUSLY, does this look like a picture of me to you?

Of course not, but, Mom's had a rough week, so I'll make an exception. Because, you know, she's my Mom and I love her.

(but don't let her know I said so)

Monday, January 11, 2010

Murphy's Monday

Mom says her Friday project blew up over the weekend and she is not looking forward to going day hunting today.
She's gonna need lots of purrs and cuddles when she gets back later.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Easy Like Sunday Morning

I found this nifty new place to nap. Mom didn't put away the pillows from when our friend Red visited at Christmas.

Mom calls me "Princess" when I nap here.

Dunno why.

Saturday, January 09, 2010

Sunny Saturday

It's very sunny out today, but it is cold and windy. I am very comfy and cozy. Mom has had a rough week day hunting, but she says the project she was working on is finally over, and she says it ended well.

So I have forgiven her for her transgressions this past week. She plans to take it easy this weekend, and I plan to hold her to it.

Friday, January 08, 2010

Did It Again Friday

She did it again last night! Mom got home late from day hunting. Except it turns out she wasn't day hunting. She went to Mim-may's house. She had bought Mim-may some yogurt and was bringing it to her and Mim-may said, "Would you like to stay for dinner?"

Mom stayed.

My dinner was late.

And Mom's doing the Doll Quilt Swap again, and she's gonna be a Swap Mama again, and last night she got the list of all her Swap Babies and was all night in front of the computer reading other blogs and printing out stuff.

Like Max says, something around here is gonna die a toothy death.

Thursday, January 07, 2010

Nippy Thursday

Mom came home from day hunting yesterday about an HOUR late! Can you imagine? It was cold, and I was HUNGRY! After I had my dinner, she said she had a little present for me.It was a new scratching pad, loaded with 'NIP!
Oh my, oh my, oh my oh...

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Tuxie Tuesday

Hey Mom! What are you doing over there? I'm here, come sit down next to me. I need more scritches.

Monday, January 04, 2010

Millie Monday


(hey Mom, don't think you can take a picture of me without my knowing it.)

Sunday, January 03, 2010

Not Very Easy on Sunday Morning

Mom was a busy bean yesterday. She did the washing machine shuffle, washed all the dishes, changed the sheets on her bed, and took down the Christymas tree. Now the stuff is in the big storage bins that have to be brought down to the dungeon. She can't even carry the box with the tree, so that will have to wait until Mr Karate comes over.

It's been snowing off and on since Friday, but we haven't got very much. Thank goodness. It's very windy out, making it very cold. Mom is going to stay in, and I plan to get a lot of pets and scritches. After all, she's gotta watch my pals, the guys named Pat.

Saturday, January 02, 2010

Snowy Saturday

If this is January, then there must be snow in New Hampster. Isn't it pretty? The thermometer outside reads 32F, which is 0C. Mom wouldn't say that's particularly cold for winter. She'd say it's nice.
Then again, she's a bean, and we all know beans don't know anything. One thing I know for sure, though, is that I am very, very happy to be a formerly feral cat.Ahh... napping on a nice, soft, warm pile of laundry inside after having a dinner of my favorite stinky goodness. Yup, doesn't get a lot better than this. I think I'm going to command Mom to sit in the recliner so I can get some scritches...

Friday, January 01, 2010

Happy New Year 2010

Millie 2010
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Happy New Year Everyone! Purrs and Hugs to all my friends all over the world!

Smootchies to my Sweetie, Monty Q! (Mom's looking forward to her trip to Mary-land in March for the Big Dunking.)

I hope 2010 is a great year, filled with love and purrs, temptations and stinky goodness, good health and day hunting for everybean who wants to (Mom made me put that in).

Mom says she caught the ever elusive Month End and the extremely rare Year End. She is furry tired and plans to rest the next few days. We're gonna watch the Rose Parade later.