31 May, 2024

Score: Cat Mom: 1 Sweetie: 1

The Swee Wee takes her retirement very seriously.

She allows nothing to interrupt her regularly scheduled programming.

As long as we keep a supply of food in her bowl...which often needs to be hand-delivered to her whilst she enjoys her cat quilt...life is good.
If said food bowl has a hole in the middle that shows the bottom at 3 or 4 am, she regularly makes sure the staff is advised immediately by paw to the face, or a meow in the ear, so the servant can stir the gushy stuff so no hole is visible.

Madame doesn't like holes.

HOWEVER...

After receiving her breakfast yesterday morning, she decided that everything needed to see the light of day again.

Someone still had the food bowl in her hand, and managed to CATCH IT when it made it's reappearance.

Someone has SKILLS!

The previous time such an even occurred, the evidence wasn't found until after it had dried on the blanket, the wall, and the window ledge.

Cat Mom: 1
Sweetie: 1 
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30 May, 2024

Yep, That's How It Is

Living with cats is like...
Am so very thankful for our wee overlords!

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29 May, 2024

You Otter Know

World Otter Day is the last Wednesday in May.

"The day was established by IOSF (International Otter Survival Fund) to help draw attention to otters, celebrate them, and raise awareness and support for their conservation globally. 

The aim is to put otters on the map, and at the forefront of people’s mind!"

Otters look like water cats to me, and I love 'em!
Otter in chalk, by David Zinn
Adorable Otters, by Maggie Vandewalle
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28 May, 2024

Two Peas in a Small Pod

It's Twozday!

Manny and Chili Bruce shared a one-cat sized beddy for a nap, and they didn't give a fig that it was too small.
Eyes Open
The napping begins
Two peas in a small pod!
The brown one is Chili Bruce, and his brofur Manny is the one being sat upon.

27 May, 2024

Grief

 America honors the military personnel who've given their lives today, the last Monday in May.

Memorial Day.

Today, we honor those who didn't come home, and the loved ones who grieve.

My May 2016 photo of the US Marine Corps War Memorial in Washington, DC.

Make Love, Not War

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26 May, 2024

The Victorian Era is Not Dead...

...it's alive in a coffin in the dungeon!!!

On this day, 26 May, 1897, Bram Stoker's "Dracula" was published.

The celebrated book is of cultural importance; critics have inevitably classed Dracula as a genre novel but it falls into so many of their categories – vampire literature, horror fiction, gothic novel, invasion literature, crime, mystery, the supernatural – that categorisation is problematic. 

It is much more than that – a fine novel, dealing with Victorian sexuality, British culture, and more, and, moreover, it is a significant addition to the novel genre in its own right.

And...there are some fun memes for your enjoyment too!

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If you have not read the actual Dracula novel, I highly recommend it; it's surprisingly fresh for a book written during what is thought of as a very repressed time in our history.

For those who want to have some fun with it, please consider Laurie R. King's "Castle Shade", when Sherlock Holmes and Mary Russell assist the Queen of Romania to solve dark doings at Bran Castle.

25 May, 2024

Snoozer

It's Caturday, and a sleeping Manny is our model today.

I played with a few filters in Prisma, then created a collage.
Click on the image above to enjoy a jigsaw puzzle.
The original, in noir.
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24 May, 2024

Chair Thieves: Round Two

Da Boyz think they've got the upper paw, but we have not yet begun to tussle for MY CHAIR!
See?

They've already begun to loosen their wall of audacity!

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23 May, 2024

In The Garden

Am so very thankful that our garden plants seem happy!
Red Columbine
Prickly Pear
Wild Geranium
Maple Leaf Viburnum
Virginia Waterleaf
And I cannot help it; Henry is so cute!
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22 May, 2024

Eight

It's Sweetnesday!

Today, exactly eight years ago, Sweetie The 'O' Cat was caught on camera just lazing 'round the place.
22 May, 2016
She was obviously resting as Spring finally lost its grip on Michigan weather, with sunshine and purrfect temperatures.

How brown her fur appears in these snaps.

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21 May, 2024

*slurp* πŸ«–

 21 May is designated International Tea Day by The United Nations

Honouring women around the world, from crop to cup

"This year, International Tea Day highlights women and their role in the tea sector.

It is also an opportunity to celebrate the cultural heritage, health benefits and economic importance of tea, while working to make its production sustainable “from field to cup” ensuring its benefits for people, cultures and the environment continue for generations." - United Nations

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20 May, 2024

🐝 Bzzzz ❤️

"Bees and other pollinators, such as butterflies, bats and hummingbirds, are increasingly under threat from human activities.

Pollination is, however, a fundamental process for the survival of our ecosystems. Nearly 90% of the world’s wild flowering plant species depend, entirely, or at least in part, on animal pollination, along with more than 75% of the world’s food crops and 35% of global agricultural land. Not only do pollinators contribute directly to food security, but they are key to conserving biodiversity." - World Bee Day; United Nations

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19 May, 2024

Historic Cats of London

Found this delightful video by Alice Loxton, "History Broadcaster and Author"; this woman enjoys history the way I do.

Hope you enjoy the video as much as I did.

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18 May, 2024

International Museum Day

18 May is International Museum Day

Learn more here.

I love museums, and visit them whenever I can, and wherever I roam.

Today on Caturday, I present a sampling of my photos; there is always something wonderful to see and learn from.

"Boat Installation" by Dale Chihuly
The Columbus Museum
Columbus, Georgia
Rocket
National Air Force Museum
Dayton, Ohio
The UFO Museum
Roswell, New Mexico
1952 Oscar Mayer Weinermobile
The Henry Ford, Dearborn Michigan
North American T-28 Trojan Trainer Aircraft
Selfridge Military Air Museum
Harrison Township, Michigan
"Man Crossing A Square on a Sunny Morning", 1950 by Alberto Giacometti
The Detroit Institute of Arts
"Portrait of Hermine Gallia", 1904 by Gustav Klimt
The National Gallery, London
Historic cat carrier collection
The Feline Historical Museum, Alliance Ohio
Lion Statue in front of the Molly Brown House Museum
Denver, Colorado
Pacific Northwest Totem Poles
The Field Museum, Chicago

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