Friday, July 27, 2012

All The Mews

Hello Friends, Miss Sissi Cat here to bring you the news of the week.
The news is that our mama has been really busy with those itty-bitty kittens we are fostering. She thought we were a handful until these two came to live here. She's still trying to get some good photos of them but so far most every photo is a blur ....... they are fast. We'll give you an update on them soon.

So while mama was busy we went through her photo files and picked out some photos to show you.

We found a dragonfly getting ready to lift off.

And a cute little ladybug.

The theme for Freda's Photo Time this week is Statue. Mommy says this is one of her favorite statues in our town. I guess that's all the photos we have for today.

Wait a minute! What would a post about critters be without your friendly neighborhood squirrel? Besides who said you cats get to do all the posts?

Bandit: "Well excuse us Mr. Squirrel. It's too hot to play chase so go away and stop bothering us".

By folks!
Have a great weekend.

Please visit our friends at Freda's Photo Time, Camera Critters and Bozo's Pet Pride.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Growing Strong

Inch by inch, row by row
Someone bless these seeds I sow
Someone warm them from below
Till the rain comes tumblin' down

Pullin' weeds and pickin' stones
Man is made of dreams and bones
Feel the need to grow my own
'Cause the time is close at hand

Plant your rows straight and long
Temper them with prayer and song
Mother Earth will make you strong
If you give her love and care

Old crow watchin' hungrily
From his perch in yonder tree

In my garden I'm as free
As that feathered thief up there. (Beat it crows, this is my garden .... I saw it first!)

Please take a moment to visit Hootin' Anni's Thursday Theme Song.

The first four photos were taken at the local community garden. I like to stop by and visit when I'm over that way.

Friday, July 20, 2012

House Guests?

Hey Friends, Big Boy here to bring you the news of the week. And you aren't going to believe some of the news I have to tell you.

But before we get started I want to show you this apple. Ms. Freda's theme for this week's Photo Time is fruit. We think fruit is weird, it doesn't smell like kibble or tuna or mouse or anything good to eat so we're not sure what it is used for.

Now for the news. Our Mama had a spay/neuter event this week and even though we missed her we knew what she was doing was very important to all the kitties out there. But it's what she brought home from the event that really confused us. It seems there were two little girl kitties that were too little to be spayed at this event. Someone needed to foster them for a month until the next event. By that time they both should be big enough.
But you can imagine our surprise when it was Mama that came home with these two little Rug Cats! They are like little whirlwinds of energy. In fact ......... hey, what are you two doing here?

Move over Big Boy.

Hi there peoples and critters! My name is Aphrodite! The lady at the hoomane society wanted to names me Medusa but this Squirrel lady talked her into calling me Aphrodite instead. Squirrel lady said looking at me would not turn someone to stone but it might melt their heart. Whatever all that means. Aphrodite was the Greek Goddess of love and beauty and I loves everybody but I'm a little shy at first. I'm about seven weeks old and I like to play with toy mice.

My turn, my turn. Heys! I'm Athena. The Squirrel lady weighed me and I'm 1.1 pounds. That means I'm a big girl, well almost. I like to run and explore everything I see. I like to jump and climb too, it's fun. Whee!
As I was climbing the Squirrel lady's jeans she said I was going to need my own climbing tree/scratching post. I wonder what that is?

Oh, what's that over there?

See you later!

SQ here: These two, especially Athena, are little bundles of energy. They will be here for a month and then go to the shelter to be adopted. So far they haven't met the other cats. We want to wait awhile and let these two get adjusted before making introductions. Also getting photos of these little wiggle worms was not easy, I will try to get some better photos of them a little later.

For more visit Freda's Photo Time, Camera Critters and Bozo's Pet Pride.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Work Those Paws

Hey everybody! Spooky here to tell you what's been going on this week. First it's been really hot, we've been sleeping a lot but we also have been working out.

We've been practicing for the Blogville Olympics. What do you mean you haven't heard about it? Cats and dogs all over the Blog Universe are taking part in the events. Click HERE to learn all about it.

Hey! Sissi Cat here. I've been working out. Here you see me doing my neck exercises.

Spooky! Look! I'm doing chin-ups! What do you mean this isn't a chin up? My chin it turned UP towards the sky.......that's a chin-UP!

We have been doing all kinds of workouts but sometimes we move so fast Mama can't catch all the action with her camera thingy. She said this was a Blooper!

We have been working our paws to the pad. But we think we are ready for the Olympics.

While Mama was waiting for us to wake up from our naps she followed some little bees around. See the bokeh in this shot, it's for Miss Freda's Photo Time.

Also take a look at Camera Critters and go pay a visit to our friend Bozo for Pet Pride. 

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

A Little Gravel in my Travel

Sit in that six-lane backed up traffic
Horns are honking, I've about had it
I'm looking for an exit sign

Gotta get out of here, get it all off my mind
And like a memory from your grandpa's attic
A song comes slippin' through the radio static
Changing my mood
A little George Strait 1982

And it makes me wanna take a back road
Makes me wanna take the long way home

Put a little gravel in my travel
Unwind, unravel all night long

Get lost and get right with my soul
Makes me wanna take
Makes me wanna take a back road.

Most everyone knows I'm not much of a country music fan but once in awhile I find a song that I really like. This one got me with the line "Put a little gravel in my travel". It describes the kind of drives my hubby and I really enjoy. It also reminds me of another couple who enjoy the same kind of scenery, what do you think Betsy and George?

For more visit Hootin' Anni's Thursday Theme Song.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Golden Bright

Hi Friends, Spooky here. Sorry, I'm not trying to be rude by not looking at you. It's just the sun feels so good on the back of my head I don't want to move. After all that wet stuff falling out of the sky last month the sun is very nice.

Anyhow, I have some pictures to show you. We were looking at mama's photos the other day and found this really pretty birdie.

The Golden Pheasant is native to forests in mountainous areas of western China.

This adult is a yellow color mutant and does not have the red color of the Chinese Golden Pheasants. Mutations in colors are common in these birds especially the ones in zoos or aviaries.

Aren't those Bright golden feathers just beautiful?

Speaking of bright and golden this sun feels so good. I think I'll take a nap now.

The Spookster signing off for now.


For more visit Freda's Photo Time, Camera Critters, and Bozo's Pet Pride. 

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Cool Change

If there's one thing in my life that's missing
It's the time that I spend alone
Sailing on the cool and bright clear water

There's lots of those friendly people (and creatures)
They're showing me ways to go
But I never want to lose their inspiration

Time for a cool change
I know that it's time for a cool change
And I know that my life is so pre-arranged
I know that it's time for a cool change

For all my friends who are sweltering in the summer heat I offer this little cool break. Please check out the video, it is filled with beautiful, refreshing images. Grab something cool to drink and kick back and relax for a few minutes with The Little River Band. I will be watching too. Our temps will be climbing to around 100 degrees (37 C) by Sunday.

For more please visit Hootin' Anni's Thursday Theme Song.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Happy Fourth of July

This holiday many pets will run away and be lost. Animal shelters will take in more animals than any other time of the year. Please protect your fur babies from the noise and fireworks.