Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Wandering on Wednesday

This is one of two cats I feed. I don't know how often the other cat comes around, but this one I see a lot. I get a girl kitteh vibe so I named her Shae. I figured that's good for male too, though it leans female. I read years back that cats respond to the sh sound so that led me to this choice.

Shae will meow at me, and often will be waiting on the front patio for breakfast, which is served on the back patio.  She won't come near me but the fact that she tries to communicate with me makes me wonder if she wants to be friends. Or if she's saying hurry up! I've started talking to her but I don't try to touch her.

In other news... I'm already prepping for hurricane season. I was horribly unprepared for that five day outage. Collecting is also expensive so I'm doing this in stages. I have added several good LED lanterns, and Monday a very impawtant accessory arrived: my cell phone power bank. It gives 8 charges, according to the specs. I spent a lot of time last fall trying to keep charged.

Of course, THE accessory to have is a generator but darn, those are expensive. It won't be this year. Perhaps 2020.

Sunday, February 24, 2019

Today, A Leia Memory

Happy Sunday to all.

Leia definitely had the makings of a fairy cat, I think. 
She was always slightly mysterious, especially with those enormous green eyes. 

She didn't care too much about closed room doors BUT she wanted in cabinets. It was an affront to her, I think, that they were closed. She was smart enough to figure out how to open them; I'd have to use child safety devices, and in the case of the kitchen sink cabinets, a spatula, to keep her out.

And still, I would sometimes hear her trying to open the doors. Bang, bang, bang!

Especially at night. Silly kitteh.    :)


With Florida winters, you never know what you will get. This year was fairly mild, and already the temps are rising. Spring is coming early this year, and as always, it's bringing bugs with it.

Yesterday I started walking around the outside of my house with my outside broom, knocking down tiny starter homes for wasps or hornets, not sure which. I think hornets, but either way, I am the official demolition crew. This is the time to get them, when they are just single rooms and not an entire d***** mega hotel. This doesn't kill the actual queens, and they are free to go elsewhere that doesn't have a crazy human with a broom.

I try not to use actual bug spray; there are stray or feral cats that come through, and I want to keep them safe. Besides, other bugs will just take their place, so the broom is just as effective and safer at this point. In past years I haven't caught them early enough to knock them down. Those nests get big enough, you need an expensive pro to deal with them. 

And of course, we have hurricane season 2019 to prep for. Fun times.

Thursday, February 21, 2019

A Toby Memory

Toby had a real problem with me working on my feet. I never did anything painful or outrageous, but still, if he saw me doing it, he would get a very concerned look on his orange face. Then he would pull my hand away so I could pet him instead. Maybe he knew how much he disliked it when I trimmed his claws, and assumed it was awful for me too.

Unbelievably, we have more Angels. Wally from The Island Cats, and Sammy the Meezer. I imagine we all know by now. Really, haven't there been enough crossings for this year?

In possibly related news, I picked up a box from an office supply store for my work today that included no less than seven wine vouchers from Is this a message from the universe or something???

**** I'm in no way promoting this wine company, I just thought it was a funny name. I don't even drink.

Friday, February 15, 2019

#team fairy

I have always loved the world of fairies! I currently have a fairly decent collection of items too.

Here I have three houses. They MUST all have doors that actually open. The architecture can vary wildly, as you see here, but the doors must open. 

I think it's quite rude to offer lodging to tiny folk that can't get actually get into the houses. And maybe it's just me, but I think that might be a very bad idea, to annoy them.

I got this one tonight. It even has a light inside, if I want to turn it on.

However, as much as I adore fairies, I don't feel the same way about gnomes.
I feel strongly, always have, that the two do not mix, but are at best, irritations to each other, 
if not outright enemies. So, you will never find any gnome items in my house, 
no matter how cute they may be.

Happy Caturday!

Thursday, February 14, 2019

The Day of Love

Today is Valentine's day, generally recognized as a day of romance, but I'm using it to tell my best furriends how much I miss them, and that I will always love them. 

I'm grateful you are both beyond pain and suffering, and all illness, and free from any consequences of my mistakes and failures. 

Until we meet again. 

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Hawaiian Cats

  • My newly retired boss and his wife are currently on vacation in Hawaii. They are also cat people. So they sent me this picture.

  • I counted 31 kittehs. 

  • Release the fried chicken, au naturel! 

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Caturday Memories

A few old pictures of an orange cat and his sidekick.