Thursday, June 21, 2018

Zarathustra and I

You all know that The PO'M and I have a 'thing'.  Luckily, The Hubby doesn't much care, nor does he worry about all of the smooches I plant on Paddy, or Manny Manfred or Chili Bruce.

But, I have an affair going on that is beyond all of that!  Yes, I'm talking about Zarathustra, the Mews and Almighty Gingermancat at FatCatArt.  Having expressed my deep and abiding admiration for Z for ages now, I long to visit him in the fur.

Image, to my great joy, finding myself placed in a painting with him!  Oh, be still my beating heart!

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Used with permission of FatCatArt.ru
That's me, holding Z!
He's gonna break my necklace...
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Yes, my friends, Z and me...whether he's got a cone on or not...he makes my heart go pitter pat!

Thank you ET (you started all of this! 😹), and Sveta Petrova, the remarkable artist who actually lives with Zarathustra, and his sidekick David Bowie, who fans the flames of our great love by discovering new images of Z in classic artwork.  Check out their website, and order a few items for yourselves.





Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Window Wednesday

Chili Bruce loves the window in our downstairs bathroom, which is currently being remodeled.  He wedges himself inside, even though there really isn't enough room for him. 

Don't worry, The Hubby has nailed the screen into the outside frame, so CB won't fall out...no matter how hard he pushes!

CB is deft...
...and determined...

...to wedge himself in that window!

If you cannot see the video below: https://youtu.be/J-5RCxbx9Kc


Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Cat Bees


We discovered that a nest of bumblebees took over 'Mama's House' shelter!  I had cleaned out the old straw from The Cat Hotel, and was doing the same to Mama's House, when I saw bees flying all around me.  I stepped away, and then peeked over the edge and watched the furry, fat bees wriggling around in the straw!

Just after dark, The Hubby and I carried Mama's House out the the back of our yard, and set it up on bricks so the bumblebees can continue their residency until it gets cold again.  The PO'M and Sweetie only use The Cat Hotel, but I've kept Mama's House ready in case we had a new cat visitor or as a less-insulated, summer abode.

Mama's Bee House Shelter
Funny thing is, I placed a Bee House for native, non-hiving bees on the barn months ago, and we had a lot of visitors to that!

The hollow bamboo is purrfect for bee nests!
Am thinking about nailing up a few signs, "This Property Protected By Cat Bees!"

Monday, June 18, 2018

BREAKING NEWS!!!! Name Changes at Eastside Cats!

When I TNR'd The PO'M in March, 2014, I named him Patrick O'Malley.  As time went on, I called him Patty.  But too many people think he's really a SHE when I say 'Patty', so The Hubby suggested that I get with the program and call him PADDY O'Malley.  Now, Paddy is actually short for Padraig, which is a very old, Irish (or Gaelic) name.  Patrick is the English form of Padraig, so we'll just go with this...

Introducing...


Paddy O'Malley (still The PO'M)
and the goofiest cat in the WORLD!
Image from our photo session Sunday afternoon
A dear friend (ET) called Manny 'Manfred' on FB, and once used, the name just seems to fit.  Manfred Mann is an old 1960's rock group, so riffing off of that, we've renamed him...

Introducing...


Manny Manfred Fred!
Three names, because Chili Bruce Lee has three too!
Image taken Sunday while he was asleep, but then he opened his eyes!
And I'm this close (thumb and forefinger a wee space apart) to renaming Angel.  She is living upstairs on her own, and only gets fussy when she can see her humans, or can hear us on the front porch.  Angel is adorable, with soft, bunny fur, and both of us call her Baby or Cookie as often as we use Angel.

Introducing...


Angel Baby Cookie...
ABC!
Image taken Sunday while she was keeping cool by chillaxin'

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Everybody Must Get...Cats!

Everybody Must Get Stoned CATS!

(Correct Title of Song- Rainy Day 'CAT' Woman #12 and #35)

by Bob Dylan

Copyright © 1966 by Dwarf Music; renewed 1994 by Dwarf Music

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They'll stone CAT you when you're trying to be so good
They'll stone CAT you just like they said they would
They'll stone CAT you when you're trying to go home
They'll stone CAT you when you're there all alone
But I would not feel so all alone
Everybody must get stoned CATS!

They'll stone CAT you when you're walking on the street
They'll stone CAT you when you're trying to keep your seat
They'll stone CAT you when your walking on the floor
They'll stone CAT you when your walking to the door
But I would not feel so all alone
Everybody must get stoned CATS!

They'll stone CAT you when you're at the breakfast table
They'll stone CAT you when you are young and able
They'll stone CAT you when you're trying to make a buck
They'll stone CAT you and then they'll say good luck
But I would not feel so all alone
Everybody must get stoned CATS!

Well They'll stone CAT you and say that it's the end
They'll stone CAT you and then they'll come back again
They'll stone CAT you when you're riding in your car
They'll stone CAT you when you're playing you guitar
Yes But I would not feel so all alone
Everybody must get stoned CATS!
Alright

Well They'll stone CAT you when you are all alone
They'll stone CAT you when you are walking home
They'll stone CAT you and then say they're all brave
They'll stone CAT you when you're send down in your grave
But I would not feel so all alone
Everybody must get stoned CATS!

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