Sunday, October 06, 2019

My Annual Exam

I know why I have to do this every year, but what I don't know is why Mom feels the need to post about it.

I don't like being in this crate and I certainly don't like getting poked and prodded but I can tell you that Dr Scott thinks I am perfect.

Which is hardly a surprise.

Monday, August 05, 2019

My 13th Gotcha-versary!

Thirteen years ago today, Mom's life changed. She didn't KNOW her life had changed. She just thought she was adopting a cat, but if she HADN'T adopted me, nobody would know about her. I got her to blogging, and later, making quilts, and then blogging about quilts.

Mom thinks living with a tame feral cat is interesting. I won't come when she calls me, and she never knows where she will find me. There are all kinds of places in the house where I can nap, and while I have my favorites, there are some I use maybe once in two or three years. Rarely do I nap in such an obvious place as the couch (and the only reason I was there was because Mom was sitting next to me.)

So where am I now? Let's see. You are all accustomed to seeing the couch as in the top photo, but there is a table with a lamp in the corner that you rarely ever see.

The table isn't as deep as the couch, so it sits forward from the wall.

 See me?

Mom stuck a basket back there when we moved in, almost five years ago, partly because she didn't know where else to put it.

Clearly I have found the right spot. And I don't mean the basket in the corner.     

Sunday, May 26, 2019

Millie on the Porch

It's really nice out. Finally! Mom has opened the front door and the window to the porch, so I am taking advantage of the lovely day by taking a baff in the sun.

It is very important to survey the world around me.

I am now 13 years old, a senior kitty. I have a good life, and am enjoying it with Mom.

Sunday, February 24, 2019

Spring Is Coming

Every day Mom lets me go out on the front porch, even though the temperature is close to freezing. I get to stay out there for five minutes, and that's enough for me to scope out my territory and see what's going on.

However, when the weather is really nice, like when it's sunny and the temps are in the 40's F, Mom will let me out on the porch for a bit longer than that.  You can see me out there enjoying the weather.

Saturday, December 22, 2018

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christymas all you kits and kats and woofies and little sticky people and all my other favorite peeps like Megan and Julie and Mary and Mr Karate and Rubylocks and Little Miss.  Mom and I hope you all have a happy and safe Christmas Season.

Sunday, December 09, 2018

Happy Holidays

I want to wish everybuddy a Happy Holiday season! Here I am cuddled up next to Mom (she is under the quilt.)

We are both fine. The house is all decorated for Christy-mas and Mom has done all her shopping. I am keeping the house mouse-free except Mom doesn't like when I try to eat them. 

Oh well!

Sunday, November 04, 2018

A Millie and the Mouse Story

It's been kinda quiet here at chez Millie during the day. Most of October was grey and rainy. Today it's sunny, so I've decided to nap in my kitty condo in the studio.

 Mom wanted me pose, but seriously?

I have a great story to tell you, but there aren't any pictures. Remember I said Mom hired some "pest" guys to keep the mice out of the house? Well it kinda works, but some still manage to get inside under the kitchen sink. Mom set up a trap and we have caught a couple, but the other night Mom was watching TV and I was napping nearby when we heard the trap go off.

Now I am no dummy. (I mean, I'm a CAT!) I went running to the cabinet, and got the door open. There was lots of rattling, and it turned out the mouse had got a foot caught. I pulled it out, trap and all and ran into the other room. Mom followed. I put the mouse down, and he got away. I merely went over and picked him up again. Mom got a little bit worked up. I tried to tell her everything was OK, but the mouse got loose and ran behind the desk.

Mom got really pissed and she yelled at me! Can you imagine? She told me it was bad enough she could hear some mice under the kitchen sink, but now she had one running loose in the house and she was ANGRY! She went on and on and I just let it go in one ear and out the other because, Hell-Oh! I'm a CAT!

She went to bed, but not before reminding me to Do Your Job! (Dunno where she got THAT from.)

Well.

The next morning she got up and got my food dish and refilled it, and as she walked toward the Office where my food tray lives, she looked over and saw the little mouse I had deaded overnight.

I have to give it to her. She looked right at me and apologized!

Yup!

She said she was sorry for yelling at me and she would never doubt me again.

I just looked at her.

However, I have been a good share of treats every day.

Heh.

Thursday, August 30, 2018

I Work At Home

Mom just added the binding on this big quilt. She put in on this red chair and went to do something else, but I knew this quilt needed some of my furs.

What better way to do that than to take a bath?

In other news, Mom decided to get me some help in keeping mice outside our house. She hired an ex-term-inator to come over and make sure the mices and mousies stay away. Some dude came over and left some bait traps all over inside the house, left a couple of spiffy traps outside and then sprayed some stuff outside. Mom says I should not be insulted but the ex-term-inators can get to the mices and mousies in places neither of us can reach.



I'm good with that.  Now it's time for me to take a nap on this nice comfy quilt.


Tuesday, July 03, 2018

It Was HOT, HOT, HOT!

It was really, really, really HOT yesterday.

Mom was very surprised to find me hanging out on the front porch instead of napping in the air-colditioned house.

What can I say? Warm air, nifty smells, bird and chipmunk TV? Why would I want to be anywhere else?

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Checking In

Hello kits and cats!

It's Spring in not-quite-sunny New Hampster. Mom has been to the big box hardware stores and bought dirt and herbies, which she will be planting when it isn't raining outside. Me? I keep finding new quilts that need my Quality Assurance checks and need an even distribution of my furs.

I've been spending a lot of time on the front porch watching the birds and everything else. It isn't quite warm enough to leave the window to the porch open all the time, but Mom has moved a kitty hammock out there for me for the good days.

I hope you are enjoying your Springtime!

Monday, April 02, 2018

Millie Performs Quality Assurance


Hey kits and cats, just checking in.

I am fine! The weather is getting warmer, the snow is almost gone and Mom lets me out on the porch every day now. Sometimes I can stay out there for half an hour!

But you know it's not all fun and games, I have to do the Quality Assurance checks on all her quilts, and omicat, has she been prolific this past year. I'm pretty sure I've had to do these checks on a dozen quilts! This particular one is the second one this week! It's a good thing I'm an expert.

It's a tough job, but somecat has to do it.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Beating the Cold!


Ha ha ha!

Lookit me! I am beating the cold of New Hampster! I am really and truly at the famous Opera House in Sydney Australia!

 Yup, I am really here! Up close and personal! 

You can't get more up close and personal than THIS!


OF COURSE I am with my best buddy Megan!

I told Megan that the next time I come, I'm going to bring my Mom, because she has always wanted to see the famous Sydney Opera House too.

Thank you Megan (and Michael).

Monday, December 25, 2017

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas Kits and Kats!

I am perfectly fine and warm here in my winter tent! It is snowing outside so we have a white Christmas!

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Morning Snow

It snowed late yesterday so when I woke up this morning everything had a pretty white coating of snow. Naturally I had to go out on the porch to see for myself.

I am fine, just not blogging so much, so don't worry about me. I'm not going anywhere.

Well, maybe back into the house. It's below freezing out here.