Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Although I refrain from showing photos of litter boxes, you are looking at one here. Notice the puppy pee pads taped to the knotty pine paneling, due to Chuck's insistence that he stand UP halfway through urination. He does not do this every time, nor every day...but often enough that we need to preserve the house! We believe this is a symptom of his constipation, or he may be getting arthritic. We have a holistic vet visit scheduled for this coming Saturday; this is one item on my list to discuss with Dr. Sheppard.
Friday, May 27, 2016
|My office credenza call collection|
|How cute is this?!|
Have a great weekend, all!
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
As an update on The Stairway To Heaven; I have not yet been able to coax Patty to come inside! He'll gladly walk up the steps, then he flops down on the second floor deck for me to pet him. I open the door; he looks in, then beats it back down the steps. Oh Bother! Sweetie simply watches, and does not appear to be inclined to try the feat herself. Am I deterred? No Way! May have to mix it up a bit, with food or time of day. Onward!
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Monday, May 23, 2016
Thursday, May 19, 2016
|The Hubby did the laundry!|
I am a lucky woman!
Wait a minute...
|What the hey?|
|...and nicely FLATTENED too...|
|"Oh sure, blame me!"|
"Well, Angel, it's white fur...and only you
wear that color, just sayin'"
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
|As I returned home from my evening walk...|
|Patty appeared out of nowhere!|
|Patty has extra-special cat radar...|
|...if I am nearby, he'll come find me!|
|See him hiding behind the plants?|
I didn't until he had stepped out onto the walkway...
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
|How many cats do you see?|
|Yep, that's Patty O'Malley sleeping in the garden!|
(Actually, it's part of a rain garden that we are s-l-o-w-l-y creating)
|Sweetie is much easier to spot...|
|A little closer...|
|That Patty O'Malley, master of cat-mouflage!|
Monday, May 16, 2016
Release date: April 29, 2016 (USA)
Director: Peter Atencio
Stars: Jordan Peele and Keegan-Michael Key
My first movie review! Truly, there are not many cat movies in Hollywood today, but let's hope this begins to change, since cats have already taken over the internet. "Keanu" is hilarious! I have not watched Peele and Key's TV program (Key and Peele, on Comedy Central), but I know enough about them to realize that they make fun of everyone and everything. Here is the blurb about the movie:
"Friends hatch a plot to retrieve a stolen kitten by posing as drug dealers for a street gang."
I was relieved that the kitten, named Keanu, was never mistreated nor suffered at the hands of any character portrayed in the movie. Even the baddest of bad guys love the kitten!!!
Here is a link about the kitten:
However, let me make this VERY CLEAR: this is not a movie for a youngster, nor anyone that is easily offended! It is rated R for some very good reasons! The writers take potshots at EVERYBODY, and there is a lot of curse words, nudity, gang-type stuff, and rampant drug paraphernalia usage...even some George Michael music...if you can stomach it! Hahaha! If you take the movie as a complete and utter SPOOF of cop movies, shoot-em-up movies, any Patrick Swayze movie (and every other type of movie available!) you will have a good time watching "Keanu".
And the kitten steals the show! A tabby kitten, with a meow as sweet as honey...what isn't there to love?
Thursday, May 12, 2016
Spent a long weekend in Washington D.C. I visited:
The visit to the Folger Shakespeare Library was a last minute add-on to the itinerary, but it turned out to be FANTASTIC! Was given a personal tour by a very knowledgable and enthusiastic woman (so sorry, cannot remember her name!) who allowed us to look at a First Folio of William Shakespeare's plays! Getting to actually see one of these rare and priceless books was crazy fun, and I scored this cat magnet for the refrigerator after the tour. There were notes handwritten by Mark Twain and other notable scholars and Shakespearean actors on display, and I went back a second time just to run in and thank everyone for making our visit so memorable.
|View of Lincoln Memorial from WWII Memorial|
The Lincoln Memorial
The Jefferson Memorial
Martin Luther King Memorial
World War II Memorial
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Vietnam Nurse's Memorial
Marine Corp War Memorial
Georgetown Boat Tour
Visited Rosslyn, Virginia
|Marine Iwo Jima Memorial statue|
Then, there were the historical buildings:
Toured: The U.S. Capitol (very cool!)
Saw from outside:
The White House
The FBI Building
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing (missed the tour...rats!)
The Supreme Court Building
The National Archives
to see the Constitution, Bill of Rights and Declaration of Independence
The National Museum of American History
to see The Star Spangled Banner, First Ladies Gowns, Julia Child's kitchen
The Library of Congress
|View seen in many a Hollywood movie|
The National Gallery of Art
to see prints made by Paul Revere himself!
The Folger Shakespeare Library
|The coolest 'frig magnet EVER!|
Washington D.C. was full of joggers with leashed dogs, tourists from other countries, and police. Every cop was pleasant and helpful, but one has to go through metal detectors at each federal building. I did not spy a single cat, just plenty of homeless folks sleeping on the sidewalks. Happy to be home now, for a couple of days of staycation.
|"Welcome Home, Mama!"|
Thursday, May 5, 2016
|Angel, under the chair|
|Angel, on top of the chair|
|Chucky's snail impression|
Wednesday, May 4, 2016
|One wooly, by the bedroom|
|Second wooly, in the upstairs hall|
|Wooly Number Three, downstairs hall|
|Fourth Wooly, next to the chair|
|Who is in that chair?|
|It's The Wooly Transfer Agent himself..|