Friday, April 29, 2011

Formerly Feral Friday

I told you Mom is de-cluttering. Check this out...Mom got rid of the old encyclopedias.She got rid of the old broken water cooler, and the little purple chest of drawers. (She put the out with the trash last night, and this morning when she got up they were gone! The trash truck hadn't even come by yet!)
Look at all the empty space!
Mom says I have nothing to worry about. Me and all my stuff are staying put.

That's one of the advantages of being formerly feral.

I am a very happy cat.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Thursday Things

Amid all the craziness here with Mom cleaning stuff, Mom finally got the When When prize packages ready. Mom will give them to the man in the bloo shorts and he will be delivering them to the winners soon!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Almost Wordless Wednesday

You know that story about Nero fiddling while Rome burned? Well, I am staying out of Mom's way as she wrecks the house. She has decided to "de-clutter", except it's bigger than that.

Stay tuned!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Remembering Sweet Praline

I am a bit blue today. One of the legendary Catizens of the Cat Blogosphere, dear Sweet Praline, has crossed to the Rainbow Bridge. I know I'll miss one of my favorite cat Divas.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Millie Monday

Mom and I didn't do much this weekend. She did the usual food hunting and what she calls the washing machine shuffle. She watched a little tennis and I napped.

The sun came out a little bit, but it's gone away now. I am tired of cold grey days.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter everybody! I am enjoying a nap on Mom's nice, warm sheets out of the dryer. This was the view outside for a little while yesterday. You might have to click the photo to biggify.
Fortunately, it didn't amount to anything!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Happy Birthday Mr Karate!

Happy birthday to you,
Happy birthday to you,
Happy birthday dear Mr Karate,
Happy birthday to you!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Formerly Feral Friday

Mom says I have to eat crow.

I say HECK NO! I like BEEF!

Mom just laughs.

I don't know why she wants me to eat something different.

It's not my fault she -finally- figured out what I want when I meow at her after dinner. It's not my fault she finally has a lap worth sitting in.

And for the life of me I don't know what this all has to do with Formerly Feral Friday.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

(Almost) Wordless Wednesday

(yeah, I'm on Mom's lap. She had her little camera in her pocket. She got it out, and held it up to take a picture. So finally here's proof.)

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Tuxie Tuesday with 'Nip

Where's the 'Nip?
It's right here, Millie, growing very nicely. It's small now, bit it will get bigger.

OH! OKAY! Thanks Mom!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Millie Monday

Do you know what Mom did outside yesterday?
She built a box for dirt. This is on the side of the house, and it's in the shade most of the day. She says it is for let-us. I can think of a few things cats would like to be let to do in this box, but Mom says that is why she stapled the mesh over the top.This is going to be very interesting to watch.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Sleepy Weekend

I've been napping in the heated cat cup and on warm laundry out of the dryer because even though it's April, it's -cold- here! Mom's even got the heating monster going.

While I've been napping, Mom has been doing some "shopping therapy." After balancing the books this week, Mom went shopping. She bought bags and bags of Temptation treats for the Cats who won the When When Contest. She went to the Evil Little Chocolate Store to buy the evil little chocolate for their moms, she went food hunting, and then she went shopping for herself.

Did she buy herself some treats? No. Did she buy herself some geeky toys? No. Did she go her favorite quilting store and buy fabric? No. Did she buy dirt for her garden? No. Did she buy ME anything special? No.

She bought herself some clothes.


So what will we be doing the rest of the weekend? I will be napping, and Mom will be tippy-tapping or reading her Kindle.


I forgot something.

I got into her lap again. And stayed there for a while.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Finally Friday

Mom hasn't done anything all week. Usually she makes quilts at night, but this week she balanced books, did all the dishes and sat around reading*.

I'm not complaining. I've been sitting next to her most nights and getting plenty of scritches, but I run whenever she brings out the little camera, so no pictures.

Oh well!

*What's Mom been reading? The Gardner Heist, The Help, The Disappearing Spoon, Gunn's Golden Rules.

The When When Contest officially over!
Gracie, Emily & tt, there is no snow in the back yard, so you have won consolation prizes. Please send your favorite flavor of Temptations and your snail mail addresses to me at darlingmillie AT gmail DOT com. (You know how to put them together.) Mom will be putting together the prize packages this weekend, and hopes to mail them next week!

Thanks for playing this year!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Thinking Thursday

I'm thinking.


(Noela, Queen Munchkin, Yoda, there is still snow out back.)

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Happy Birthday Sweetbean!

Today is SweetBean's birthday. She is five years old today.

Mom can't believe she is five. Mom says, "How did SweetBean get to be FIVE?"

Same way I did, I tell her! By eating, napping and playing and growing!

Sheesh! Sometimes beans are soooooooooooo dumb.

Happy Birthday honey!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Tattle-Tale Tuesday

Mom claims she spent about three hours balancing the books last night.

This is a complete and utter fabrication. She did not touch any books and I didn't see her with any magazines either. All she did was shuffle papers across her desk, write little x's on some special papers, and click boxes on the computer. She wasn't too happy with some guy named "Bank" either, by the time she was done.

I'm just sayin'

For those of you who did not win the When When Contest, you might still be in the running for the consolation prize. This is the view out back, and you can see there isn't much snow left out there! Remember what it looked like back in January?Mom and I will send treats to the contestant who correctly guesses the day the snow is gone out in the back lot. (Sorry Monty, honey. It isn't you.)

Monday, April 11, 2011

When When Winners!

It's Gone! It's When! Woo Hoo!

Dear Cats, the When When Contest is over! There is NO snow on the ground outside, and we have two winners!
Kikkycat doesn't have a blog, but she represents a lot of cats, and Jenny is one the cats at Forty Paws. Concatulations, LadyCats! Please send me and Mom your street addys and be sure to tell us what kind of Temptations treats you like the best.

Thank you to all the cats who participated and make this contest one of the most anticipated contests of the year!


Sunday, April 10, 2011

Is It When Yet?

The winner of the When When Contest will be determined when Mom looks out the window and doesn't see snow anywhere in the picture. This is the view out the window this morning.
Mom wasn't sure if that stubborn patch of snow was still there, so she zoomed in with her nifty little camera. She could see a very small patch of snow under the bushes.She went outside (in her pj's!) and checked. There is a teeny tiny patch of snow. This means Simba, Claude and Marlene, and Daisy the Pomeranian, you guys did not win the When When Contest.
I'm really sorry.

Saturday, April 09, 2011

Slow Saturday

Baby Grace, Rose & the Royals, I am sorry, but that patch of snow hasn't melted yet! This means you are not the winners of the When When Contest.
Yesterday Mom took the day off from her day hunting gig and took Mim-may to the Portland Museum of Art to see their Biennial Show.They had a good day. Mom says they had awesome real live dead fish for lunch at Nara Sushi.

Me? I stayed home and napped in the sun.

Mom's gonna play with dirt today. She's promised to plant me some 'Nip!

Friday, April 08, 2011

Not When Friday

I am sorry Hannah. That little patch of snow is still on the ground outside. You have not won the When When Contest.
There is a lot to look at outside, though. What has got my attention?That nice fat birdie in the bushes. He looks tasty.This, not so much.

Thursday, April 07, 2011

Thursday Thoughts

The snow is finally melting! Will today be The Day? Will the snow be all gone when Mom posts a picture when it is finally light enough to see?

I do not know. I am thinking we will have a winner of the When When Contest very soon. Who will it be?

Is it you, Obi?

Sorry, Obi. The snow is still out there.

This is the weather forecast for the next five days. It tells Mom we should have a winner soon. If your beans measure how warm it is outside using Cell-sius instead of Fair-en-height, you can do the conversion here: Temperature Converter.

I am thinking if you are the winner, Mom and I will need to know two things:
1. What is your favorite flavor of Tempations Treats?
2. Does your Mom (0r Dad) prefer Milk of Dark Chocolate?

I like Beef Temptations, and Mom likes Milk Chocolate. (Yeah I know, she's a wimp.)

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Almost Wordless Wednesday

Syocom, Ellie, I'm sorry, but today is not the day.

(Thank you everybody for the wonderful birthday wishes! Mom and I had a great time reading them.)

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

I Am Five!

Today is my Birthday! I am five years old! Whoo Hoo!

Five years old is a pretty big accomplishment for me, since I almost went to the Bridge before I was five months old! I've had an amazing life for a little tuxie who grew up in the streets of New Haven, Connecticat.

I got hitted by a car, got rescued, got famous, got fixed, and got a forever home! That was just the beginning! Then I got a blog, and I got friends around the world, a big brother and sister (Gizzy and Jasmine, who are both at The Bridge now), and I got a terrific Mom, who I have trained very well.

That would have been seriously cool enough, but it doesn't stop there! I got an awesome ManCat of my very own (my dear Monty Q), and an extended family in Mary-land. I have sticky little people! KidBean, SweetBean and Mooshie! (ok, they're Monty's and not really mine, but they are, sorta. I even have my own special Angel, my Violette.

And Friends! Oh. My. Bast! Do I have the best friends in the world? You betcha! Every day Mom says a prayer of thanks for all of you, who have made my life (and hers) so wonderful and exciting. I am sending each and every one of you a smoochie and a headbutt.

(Don't tell Mom, though! She thinks I am a Diva and too aloof for that sentimental stuff. It's to be expected, after all. She's a Human Bean. It's not her fault she wasn't born a superior species.)

Happy Birthday to Me!

Island Cats, Derby, sorry guys. That pile of snow is still on the ground outside. You won't win the When When Contest. Soon, I hope...

Monday, April 04, 2011

Millie Monday

Abby, Orinch, I can't tell you how sad I am the snow is still here and you are not the winners of the When When contest.
Mom's a little tired of that view out the window with no green grass or flowers, so she just took a picture of the snow pile we are all watching. If you want "the usual" view, just let us know in the comments.

HEY! That's not funny, Mom! Where's the fleece cover for my cat cup?
(Millie, it was dirty. It was covered in fur. I put it in the washer.) Fine. Suit yourself. I'll just nap in these nice, warm, clean sheets.


Sunday, April 03, 2011

Easy Like Sunday Morning

Rusty, Iza, there is still snow on the ground outside. I am sorry to say you are not the winners of the When When Contest this year.
It is getting warmer and sunnier every day, and there may be a When When winner very soon!
I'm napping in the sun in my cat hammock, so I'm happy.
Mom did a little fabric shopping at her favorite quilt shop, Quilted Threads in Henniker NH on Saturday, so she's happy too.

Saturday, April 02, 2011

Sneaky Saturday

Dora, Trouble, I am sorry, dear friends. There is snow outside. You did not win the When When Contest.
Mother Nature played a good trick on us yesterday. It was a better prank than I could have thought up on my own. We did not get as much snow as we could have, and it is melting, so I am sure we will have a winner soon.Can you see the birdies I am stalking?

Friday, April 01, 2011

April Fool!

Pierro, Gracie, Samba, Kirby, Ava, Ginger the cocker spaniel... you guys all guessed wrong. There is snow outside right now, and that means you haven't won the When When Contest.
Mother Nature has pulled a big April Fool's joke on all of us. Instead of giving us sunny skies and warmer weather, she has decided to give us the one thing we don't want.