Thursday, August 17, 2017

Two kitties on the porch couch

Ringo and Lucy both love to sneak out on the porch anytime they can (with sneak meaning that Jim opens the door for them).



Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Sadie's leg stretches

This is Sadie. I sometimes like to stretch my legs out in funny ways (according to my mom). But hey, I have to do what feels right!






Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Lucy's Outdoor Adventure

or. . The Morning Lucy Nearly Gave Mom a Heart Problem.

Lucy: Mom went out to feed that other cat, Blackie. I wanted to see what was going on, so I zoomed out the door.


Wow, I'm outside again! It's been a while. I'm going to run down the driveway! Wheeeeee!


Now I'll run around the house, just for fun. Hope Mom can keep up with me!


Black: What is happening? Mom is running around and yelling at that other cat. I don't like it, and where's my food?


I ran around the house twice, but now I forgot where I am. My tail puffed out and I forget where I'm going. Help! Help!

I am on the neighbor's balcony. Mom is coming toward me. . but I'm scared. . .


Run! I jumped off the railing and into the garden. Look at the impression I made.


I'm running through the neighbor's backyard, fast, and I can't see Mom anymore. Help! I'm lost!


I hear Mom calling and I remember a familiar tree, so I start climbing it. I call out to Mom.


Mom sees me! She calls my name and I meow back. She goes to get a ladder. See how high up I am?


Mom climbs up and waits until I come a bit closer. Then she suddenly and firmly grabs me!

She carries me back inside, holding me so tightly I can barely breathe. I'm back inside again, safe!

****

This happened yesterday morning, and I thank our friend Connie for the idea to re-create it in miniature. Lucy is back inside, safe and sound. I had to scruff her to get her out of the tree, which I don't like to do to cats, but in this case it was necessary.

Let's hope the rest of the week is more quiet!

Monday, August 14, 2017

What we did on summer vacation

Jim and I had a good time on vacation. Things went well with the cats and the new cat sitter (Lucy was sitting in her lap by the third day!).

We went to my uncle's cabin in Door County, Wisconsin. I went kayaking for the first time and really liked it! I didn't fall in and only got one foot wet while getting out. This is me with my nephew.

We went back to the National Railroad Museum in Green Bay. They have a wonderful display of railroad china. Of course, I had to photograph the Chessie plates.

We learned that for $3 each, we could ride in the cab of a locomotive. We rode in a 1950s era diesel--pretty cool.

We stopped for a meal at Titletown Brewery (located in an old railroad depot).

We then drove across the state and went to the Mall of America, where, to my delight, there is a Tim Hortons. I love their coffee and it's hard to find except on Amazon.

We stopped by a large hobby shop where Jim worked years ago. They have all sorts of neat stuff. I found a new Schleich kitty that looks like Lucy.

We went to Faribault, Minnesota, which is notable for two reasons. First, it was the birthplace of the Tilt-A-Whirl.

Second, the downtown scenes for the movie Grumpy Old Men were filmed there. This was the drug store (which, sadly, is now a pawn shop).

Lastly, I test-drove this car. It's a go and I'm picking it up on Friday.

Monday, August 7, 2017

Vacation? What?

Sadie: What? You're taking a vacation?

This is what I think of your vacation! *hand gesture*


Yes, it's true. We're taking the week off. For the first time in many years, we're taking a road trip to Door County Wisconsin and then over to the Twin Cities. We've found a new professional pet sitter who is able to accommodate our needs (medications, multiple cats). We're both nervous and excited.

Also, Rene needs time to research and buy a newer car in the coming weeks, fill out loan paperwork, etc. After 8 1/2 years, her Grand Am needs a lot of repairs and it's time to replace the car.

We'll be back next week!

Friday, August 4, 2017

Come on, Mom

Mom, I'm trying to nap on you and you just want to take my photo. Can't a girl get her beauty rest?

Mom?

Sigh.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Brothers can be so annoying

Ringo: Hey, Lucy!

Do you want to play? Poke, poke, I know you do!
Not really. I'm comfy here.
What's a mancat supposed to do? Mom, we need another tunnel!

Two kitties on the porch couch

Ringo and Lucy both love to sneak out on the porch anytime they can (with sneak meaning that Jim opens the door for them).