Friday, December 31, 2010

Soon to be 2011

This picture is on Tuesday, just one day after our big storm.  It's cold, but we have some lovely sunshine, and I'm soaking it up.  I even went out on our patio a few times in the snow to get some fresh air.

I'm a bit annoyed at Mama for making my backside look so large in this picture.  After all, the camera adds 10 pounds.  I'm not that voluptuous.  (If you can get past Lucy's bum, you can see that she's giving me a rather dirty look.)
Any plans for New Year's celebrations?  I'll be eating Fancy Feast, and Mama made a big pot of chicken tortilla soup.  We're going to watch a movie and eat.  We'll probably be all tucked away well before midnight.  

We wish all of you a peaceful, happy New Year!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Warm Christmas Memories

We had a great time on Christmas.
 From Mama and Papa, we got two toys from Nip and Bones.  Simba was excited over the envelope they came in.
We got a nip nanner and a stinky sardine.

Our Grammy (Mama's mama) in California sent us two different flavors of Temptations and a hedgehog.  Even though the hedgehog has no catnip or smell, it was a really big hit with both of us, especially Simba.  If you pull his tail, he wiggles, which makes us want to attack him (I can never resist a wiggly tail).  Thank you, Grammy!
Snow started last night, and we're having a snow storm and possibly a blizzard today.  This is all the more reason to be cozy in my warm home on my warm blanket. 

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Waiting for Christmas

Mama and Papa are back from their trip to New York.  They walked all over and saw lots of the city and all the Christmas decorations. They stayed in New Jersey, just a few minutes away across the Hudson River, because they drove and Papa's goal is to never drive in New York.

I'm glad they're back.  Simba and I are getting excited for Christmas.  There are always good smells, happiness and catnip at this time of year.   

The lady-cat with the color-patched coat sleeps on the hearth.
She dreams of catnip toys, soft blankets and tasty treats.
The wind rustles at the windows, trying to get in,
but she's warm and happy, waiting for Christmas.

Friday, December 17, 2010

My Hectic Week

Hi Friends. It's been a busy week!
First, as you know, I helped with Christmas cards. (The white mousie was no help.)
Then, I ate one of many (many) meals.

Next, I helped Mama with her work.
 Please disregard the mess.

Oops. I got distracted by her vanilla yogurt.

Finally, I got to rest.

Friends, if you help around the house, be sure you get some treats out of it.  I plan on hitting Mama up tonight for some.

p.s. I'm being left behind while Mama and Papa leave tomorrow for New York for a few days to see all the Christmas decorations.  I don't mind since I like the cat sitter now.  After all, she scoops my poops and feeds me.  What's not to like? 

p.p.s. Mama changed my blog thanks to some very helpful advice from Judi, Sammy and Andy's mom. She put your Christmas cards on a separate page.  If you have a card that we don't have on this page, please let us know!

Saturday, December 11, 2010


Yesterday, I helped Mama get some Christmas cards done. I was willing to get off my blanket just so I could snoopervise and make sure she finished these. I really have no idea what she would do without me.

As they were about to leave to the post office, Papa noticed there was a nail in the tire.  They spent the rest of the afternoon getting a new tire.  It was expensive and time consuming, but Mama says they're blessed because the mechanic in town was able to fix it and they were able to afford it. 

Mama has a cold so I'm going to go sit with her while she watches movies this afternoon.  We hope you are all having a nice weekend!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Christmas Card and Stuff

We saw that a lot of you have Christmas cards, so we wanted to make one too.  We both wish that Mama was more talented.  Everyone's looks so good.

We haven't had snow since Thanksgiving, but it's been pretty cold.  The high this week has consistently been about 35F.  Mama says I've turned into Velcro.  I never leave the electric blanket. It's like I'm stuck on it.

Mama is off work today.  She's gonna wrap gifts and send out some Christmas cards and do a little Christmas shopping.  Me?  I'll be on my blanket if you need me.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Cats on Tuesday: Ratsie Watch

I've been on ratsie patrol lately.  I can go weeks with ignoring him and forgetting he exists, and then I hang out with him again.  Sometimes, he makes me mad (but not as mad as my nemesis makes me), but usually I just enjoy smelling his wonderful scent and chewing on his tail.

Do any of you have a favorite toy or item that you consistently like to spend time with?

 Please visit Cats on Tuesday hosted by Gattina and her kitties.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Exciting Times

This was an exciting week.  Now, I'm sure some of you are thinking exciting must mean I found a mouse or chased a squirrel or at least ran around the house.  Well, when you're a 14-year-old lady cat like I am, excitement means the flannel sheets and the electric blanket were put on the bed for the first time this season.
The bed has been so warm. I never leave!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Still Thankful

Hi there!

Did any of you or your beans go shopping yesterday for the Black Friday deals?  Mine didn't.  Mama doesn't really like to shop, but she did go shopping for cat stuff.  Our cat sitter is doing a pet drive for a local shelter. Mama bought a bunch of food and treats, etc. for the kitties that have to stay there until they get their forever homes. I was in a shelter before Mama adopted me. I wish there weren't so many homeless animals!  I'm so blessed to have my home and wish they all had homes too.

I hope you're enjoying your weekend!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Snow & Turkey Make for a Great Day!

We had our first snow of the season yesterday. It was so beautiful.

I only wanted a quick look.  Mama had dragged me out of my warm bed to see it. I just wanted to get back inside.
I had some delicious turkey yesterday. Even Simba enjoyed it.  Today we're just all going to relax. We're going to have rain, but unfortunately, no snow.  I hope you all enjoy your day!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

I am very thankful for my home with so much love and warmth and food! I am also thankful for all of you, my dear friends.

I want to wish you all a wonderful Thanksgiving.  If you're in Canada, happy belated Thanksgiving. If you're in a country that doesn't celebrate Thanksgiving, I hope you have a lovely weekend.

Head taps & purrs,
Lucy (and Vicki)

Saturday, November 20, 2010

I'm Back...Finally!

Dearest Friends,
I am so happy to be back!  Mama and papa came back from vacation last weekend.  Mama couldn't help me with my blog until today because of her work.

Well, I made friends with the cat sitter in spite of myself.  She blabbed to mama how I just sit and purr and don't hide. 

Although it's getting colder, we still have quite a bit of sun some days.  I missed being able to watch the world from my patio.
There are going to be a lot of preparations for Thanksgiving around here over the next few days.  I can't wait!  I don't care about the cranberries, potatoes or pie, but I love turkey.  It will just be the four of us, and since Simba doesn't like meat--he's a strange one--I hope I'll get a good portion.

I look forward to visiting you all!  I wish you a wonderful, relaxing weekend!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

À Bientôt

Hello Dear Friends,
I want to thank you for coming to my 14th gotcha party last week. You really made my day special!
I've missed you all. Mama has been busier than usual, and she's getting ready to go on a vacation for a couple of weeks in Europe.  Simba and I will stay home.  The cat sitter will be coming by daily to feed us.  The cat sitter will also be trying to murder me.  That’s why I’ll be under the bed.  It’s better to be safe than sorry.

I’m sad that I’ll miss Halloween, but at least I’ll miss the humiliation of being squeezed into a costume like last year.  I heard Papa say it was like stuffing a sausage into a tutu.  

We will still visit until it's time for Mama to leave, but we may not get to post again until her return.


Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Lucy's 14th Gotcha Day Party!

In the fall of 1996, I decided I wanted a third kitty.  We had two male middle-aged cats at the time.  I figured I needed a female kitten to ensure the least amount of problems with introducing a new cat.  On my lunch hour, I went to the shelter and they only had one kitten if you can believe it.  Actually, she was at least a few months old.  She was sleeping in her litter box and looked up at me with her green eyes with the same expression she still uses every once in a while today.  Also, the rare times she’s boarded, she’ll sleep in the litter box.  I think it somehow gives her a feeling of security.  I’ll bring her bed to the boarding place but she’ll still choose the litter box.  Fortunately, they always keep them clean.

I went back to the shelter the next day, Saturday, to bring her home.  As soon as she alit from the carrier, she immediately took over our home and the two resident cats.  Strangely, at some point later, she became very fearful of strangers.  We can’t pinpoint when that happened, but in her early ears she was gregarious and sociable.

She loved playing with the plastic ring on milk jugs.  She’d go to any lengths to chase them and sometimes even brought them back to me.  We’d play on the stairs.  Up and down she’d go. She was tireless, and she kept a trim figure.  Those days have long gone.  Some things that haven’t changed are her pretty green eyes and her sweetness with a dash of sass.  I love her so much.

In celebration of Lucy’s 14th Gotcha Day, let’s party!  I have all of Lucy's favorites: ham and roast beef and  vanilla ice cream and marshmallows. 
 There’s music, catnip, crinkle balls, “pillow garden” stations and two unmade beds with clean sheets.

We also have party favors for when you leave.  The bones are for the doggies.

If you're a human, we have a t-shirt for you:

Thanks so much for coming! Stay as long as you like!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Pillow Garden

Have you heard of a pillow garden? It's a place where you are surrounded by pillows in a gloriously unmade bed.

In between some rainy days, we've been having beautiful, sunny fall days.  I'm still able to enjoy my sun puddles most mornings. I like to sit on my patio and see the leaves blowing and all the colors of autumn.  Mama says my coat colors remind her of fall.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Hooray for the Weekend

Hi Friends,
Mama wasn't able to help me blog this week. She says she doesn't have time because of work. We may only be able to blog once a week, but we’ll see.  We still visit in between from time to time.

It was a rainy week (Mama took this picture of me last week when it was sunny). I’ve been sticking close to my bed and pink blankie and playing with my Morris catnip pillow and crinkle ball from King and the Kool Kittie Krew.

Mama baked twice this week.  She made pumpkin bread and sugar cookies.  My opinion of the pumpkin bread?  Ick.  Two paws down.  My judgment on the sugar cookies?  Scrumptious, but I only got a couple crumbs. 

The case of the missing hairball has been solved.  I heard Papa ask Mama if she cleaned up a big ole hairball that Simba had yakked up yesterday.  She said no, she didn’t know about it.  He said when he went to clean it up, it was gone.  They couldn’t figure out where it would go to.  Apparently, it was huge.  The next day, Papa found it.  It was stuck on the bottom of his slipper, MOL!
I hope you all enjoy your weekend.  Our town is having a Market Day.  It’s an annual tradition that’s been taking place for 34 years.  They have crafts, music, artists, food and demonstrations of Colonial-era cooking.  I’d like to see a demonstration of a Colonial-era mouse roasting on an open fire, but it probably won’t happen.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Femme Friday

I've been hatted! My friends Andy and Sammy (and their mom, Judi) at Sammy and Andy's Place have a wonderful collection of hats.  Each Friday, they feature a different lady cat in a hat that's just right for that particular lady.  I just love my hat, and as most of you probably know, pink is my favorite color.

Now that I'm dolled up, if only I had somewhere to go.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Cats on Tuesday: Mancat on Man Shorts

Simba loves to hang out and nap on his daddy's shorts.  The only thing is that daddy's shorts should not be on the floor.

 Please visit Gattina, her kitties and kitties around the world at Cats on Tuesday.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Sun Puddle

I spend every sunny morning chasing this sun patch around. I love to sun my tummy. (Mama is very embarassed about my naughty art work.)

Happy weekend!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Cats on Tuesday: Lap of Luxury

A new hotel will be opening later this month in Ft. Worth, Texas.  It will feature custom upholstered beds, chenille and satin blankets and 18-inch flat-screen TVs. If you're a human and you're interested, sorry. This hotel will be exclusively for dogs and cats.

Now, I thought I was knew what luxury was.  I get sun puddles all morning, my soft pink blanket in the afternoon, yummy foodies and fur brushings.  These pets get facials (I saw a picture of a dog with a blueberry facial and it looked like he was trying to lick it off), turn-down service every night (Mama, you now need to turn down my pink blankie) and suites that overlook an atrium, where robotic squirrels are the floor show (I bet real squirrels taste better).  The starting price is $65 a night and goes up to $200.  They also have a boutique where they sell Swarovski-crystal collars and $400 pink argyle cashmere dog sweaters.  For $20, your dog can have a 30-minute swim in the dog-bone shaped pool.

You know what? When I think of the homeless animals out there and my days in the shelter, I feel pretty fortunate.  Being in a loving, forever home is much better than all the luxury in the world.
Please visit Gattina, her kitties and kitties around the world at Cats on Tuesday.

Monday, September 13, 2010

I Got Mail!!

I'm so excited!  I got a package over the weekend!  Actually, it was addressed to Simba and me.  It's from the Kool Kittie Krew.  I knew it was coming, so I've been watching for it.  They wanted to send me something because a few weeks ago I said that I never get mail.  Isn't that just the sweetest?
There are two different kinds of treats (Party Mix and Indoor Adventures), a package of four crinkle balls, a catnip pillow and a card.
The card is so cute.  It has a kitty giving the cold shoulder (something I love to do when I hear the camera turn on).

Inside it says "You're nobody 'til you've been ignored by a cat."  MOL!  Truer words have never been written.  In addition to all these wonderful gifts, Mama won a drawing that they had on their blog a few weeks ago.  She got a $25 gift card to a market in our town.  Isn't that great?

One of the best things in the package is this picture of King. He is so cute.  I love his sleepy face.  He's just so handsome and sweet.

I also especially love the catnip pillow.  It has Morris' face and his autograph on it.  I rubbed on it and rested on it for a long time.

We just want to thank our friends.  They are so generous and thoughtful!  I'm now off to get some of those yummy treats!