Sunday, January 20, 2019


No photos exist of the disaster that occured this morning.  The Hubby reports that Manny reached up and hooked his claws on the cutting board that held a nicely chopped banana.  The banana was due to grace MY breakfast, but instead, it hit the floor.  Oh noes!

Manny being weird
Fortunately, the crisis was erased by the surfeit of organic bananas on hand.  Oatmeal with bananas, cinnamon, and a tablespoon of peanut butter was served on schedule, and I wasn't told about the bananacatastrophe until later.

No animals were harmed in the making of today's post, and The Hubby was only upset by the banana loss for a few minutes, because Manny is too cute, and now all is forgiven.

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Barbarians At The Gate

For the first time in many months, Da Boyz were able to breach defences, and scamper straight up the stairs.  Actually, it happened twice within 24 hours!  Angel was beside herself each time, seeing those barbarians at her doorstep.  Thank goodness the screen door was latched!

Angel's growls, hisses, and shrieks brought the humans to the rescue in seconds.  Da Boyz didn't seem to care a whit that they'd broken radio silence, so to speak.  They were dutifully carried back down.  Angel keeps up her patrol, guarding the gate.

Angel at the top of the stairs
"Stay Away, Barbarian Boyz!

"We wanna explore everything!"
The Hubby has beefed up the downstairs door mechanism, to prevent those rowdies from bashing the door open again, as they wrestle together.

Friday, January 18, 2019

Tabby Too Much!

We had lovely, warm sunshine a few days ago, and The PO'M and I had a cuddle session on the deck.  Any image I snapped of him straight on were blurry, but when I held the camera low and shot upwards, Paddy really shined in the sunlight.  Here are a few of my favs:


"I'm so cute!"

"What with this hair, Mama?"

Paddy tries to look dark and mysterious

He's just too much! πŸ’•
The weatherguessers are predicting inches of snow...or not...for this weekend.  "It all depends", they say.  The Hubby reports that the grocery stores are packed, as people stock up, whether we have a significant snowfall or not.  What isn't up for debate, however, is the deep cold that is coming.  I really don't worry about The PO'M so much, since he rolls on the ground when it's summer or winter, but Sweetie is an older ladycat, and I wish I could sneak her into my coat to keep her warm from now until about May.

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Thankful Thursday: A Year Ago

Da Boyz chillaxin' a year ago.
Manny's Great White Spot is in evidence, while CB is demure.
The Hubby and I couldn't get enough of watching Manny and Chili Bruce sleeping together a year ago, and the wonder and delight at watching them snooze is still as fresh to us.  We count ourselves so very lucky to have been at the right place at the right time, to have adopted them.  There were two other women hovering about while I played with Da Boyz at the pet store adoption center, and I am convinced that they would have been adopted by someone else if I'd hesitated.  We are thankful that we struck when the iron was hot, so to speak!

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Wednesday, January 16, 2019

No Donut

Outside the Troy Police Department, looking for Donut
Last year, the Troy Police Department in Troy, Michigan, announced their newest and cutest recruit in their Feline Unit: Donut.  Pawfficer Donut was a global media sensation, and since I work in the City of Troy, I vowed to visit the kitty when I could.

Yesterday, I screwed up my courage, 'cause, walking into a cop shop makes one queasy, even a law-abiding citizen like me, and stepped into the station lobby.  I asked if Pawfficer Donut was available for an interview, and received a polite turn-down from the desk officer on duty.  Apparently, Donut stays home when not attending impawtant city duties.  I will have to keep track of Donut's next appearance via the city newsletter or website.  The desk officer and I had a wonderful time discussing service animals, especially dogs.

Trust me, my goal is to be nose to whiskers with Pawfficer Donut soon, and will report on the meeting when it happens.  I've discovered a few photos of Donut, plus a video, which are below.

"Purrtect and Serve"
From Troy Police Department - Troy, Michigan's Facebook page

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Bag Cat

Angel rarely jumps onto my bed, but she did when I placed a bag of newly purchased cat toys up there, and then walked away!  She dug right in, and found the catnip toy.  I quickly removed said toy for her amusement, since seeing her inside a bag made my heart leap into my throat!  No kitties were harmed in the making of this post, I assure you.

Monday, January 14, 2019


Absorbing as much sunshine as possible!
After taking photos of Da Boyz sleeping together on Sunday morning, I climbed back into my bed, and napped for hours!  I guess sleepiness rubs off...

Saturday, January 12, 2019

A Chance Encounter

Friday morning, I was at the optometrist.  To my wondering eyes, a gorgeous dog peeked 'round the corner, and I sank to my knees to pet this wonderful baby.  You should have heard his tail thumping the floor!

Interestingly, the employees were a bit shaken by our (dog and me) interaction, since the woofie is never supposed to encounter patients.  They offered lint rollers for the fur, and were bowled over when I snapped a photo!  I assured them that, 1) I wasn't reporting anyone to anyone, 2) I am already covered in cat hair, so a few dog hairs ain't no big thang, and 3) who would turn down a change to rub that big noggin, and pet that glorious tummy?!?

I forgot the woofie's name!  Darn!

Just because I was wearing a cat scarf, cat earrings, and a cat pin...doesn't mean that I don't adore woofies too!
The computer screen on my pin reads, "Mouse Error"
My 'old' glasses

Maybe my 'new' eyeglasses? Cat-eyes!
Image grabbed from the interwebs
I really liked this pair.  They are ordering them in a smaller size, since I looked like Elton John in the set that they had!
Rockin' the glasses, Elton!
Image grabbed from the interwebs

Friday, January 11, 2019

Farewell, Angel Oreo

My sister's former cat, my nephew cat, was just helped to The Rainbow Bridge.  Angel Oreo was mostly an outside cat while my sister's children were young.  New neighbors built their house in the field that Oreo like to play; actually, he 'allowed' them to build on his turf!  That family fell in love with him, enough so that they asked if they could adopt him, as he was already spending so much time with them.  He had a good life, with two loving families, but he left us too soon.

Farewell, Oreo

Baby Oreo
Oreo, at 15 years
Photos used with permission

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Thursday, January 10, 2019

Thankful Thursday: I'm Not Sorry



Cutie kitty!


Dude, get a nickname!

Rosa Silva, the author of "I'm Not Sorry" and "Stop Meowing and Go The F*CK To Sleep" and blogger Cat Lady Confidential, gifted me with a copy of her cat poetry book.  I read it within minutes of opening the package. I enjoy haikus, and there are plenty here, and so many other poems.  I've included a few images from the book, and heartily recommend that everyone acquires a copy of their own!

I am thankful that Ms. Silva reached out to me, after commenting that I hadn't read her poetry book yet.  So very kind, and I recommend that you read it not because of the gift, but because I know all will enjoy it as much as I did.

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Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Sweetie Is Sweet

I adore Sweetie!  She, however, dislikes my camera.  She looks hunkered down and wary in many of my photos. The PO'M is a brat when I am not focused on him, so he will chase Sweetie if I pay too much attention to his mind.  That would explain why she doesn't like the camera!  I try to be stealthy, but The PO'M is a smart one, and so is Sweetie, by being ready to bolt away at any second.

I adore Sweetie!

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Mac The Outreach Cat

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The note reads:
Meet Mac!
CMPL's Outreach "Cat"
Mac is a "Joy For All" Companion Pet.  He was recently purchased to accompany our Outreach Librarian on her visits to local senior residences.  Robotic companion pets have been show to comfort and amuse lonely people, especially people with Alzheimer's or Dementia.  When not busy visiting senior residences, Mac will be available for check out as part of the library's Tech To Go Collection.

I visited The Clinton-Macomb Public Library over last weekend, and was bowled over to see a robot cat on the counter!  I petted Mac, and you'll see that his head moves, and he purrs.  Mac was new to me, having not come across a cat robot before.  Of course, I would prefer a living, breathing kitty at the library, but for its purpose, this seems a wonderful, thoughtful solution.  Cool!


Monday, January 7, 2019

Farwell, Angel Leia

The Whiskeratti lost Leia this weekend.  Please visit and offer words of solace; her journey over The Rainbow Bridge was quite sudden, and unexpected.

Hugs and Purrs

Saturday, January 5, 2019

Sunpuddle Saturday

Chili Bruce, soaking up the rays!
He was asleep, then woke up to roll on his back for this photo
Manny, pretending to be fierce!
He had been napping with CB, then moved to a shadier spot to rest; I caught him in mid-yawn

Friday, January 4, 2019

Facial Friday

This video isn't long, but watch to the end, when The PO'M really shows me how much he loves me! 


Thursday, January 3, 2019

Thankful Thursday: Blurry Lovin'

Paddy O'Malley wouldn't stand still this morning; he wanted pettin' and lovin'...and he wanted it NOW!!!

I am thankful for this mancat; he's so silly, chubby, bratty, and lovely...I intend to spoil him rotten for every single day of his life!

Blurry, but you can see his fangs!

"Don't take photos; PET ME!"


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Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Angel vs. Whisker

Why does Angel want to eat her spent whisker?  Do any of your cats do this?

If you watch my videos, I won't let her swallow the thing, but it's definitely what she wanted to do!

P.S. I apologize for the broken jigsaw puzzle thing with my last post; I think it's fixed now.  Thanks for letting me know!

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Welcome 2019!

Wishing you all a wonderful 2019!
Let's kick dirt over 2018 with our back feet,
and turn our whiskers toward the sunrise, and the future.

Hugs and purrs to each and every one of you!

Sweetie, with some Prisma adulterations
I made a jigsaw puzzle for your enjoyment!

New Years Sweetie puzzle on
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