Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Tuesday Toes

I have big, manly back paws. I am rather proud of them, muddy or not.

Since my back feets are so big, sometimes I can't keep them tucked in when I take a nap:

Momma and Granny think this is funny, when my back feets stick out. So then they go and bug me during my afternoon nap. [*sigh*] You know how it is.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

For Miss Peach

We love you, Miss Peach.

My Momma is Crazy

I think I've said before that my momma is really weird, even for a Bean. Well, look at what her idea of a party is:She stuck her whole head in a bucket of water---for an apple!!! Now if that isn't crazy, I don't know what is. She said she got the apple first and won, so it was totally worth it.

That is not my idea of a party. I much prefer sitting on snugglies and eating jellied eels--thanks, Fat Eric!

Friday, October 26, 2007

Friday Family: My Sister

So, a couple of you commented on Coco in the pictures from Tuesday. Coco is my sister. She’s a long-haired dachshund. Having a wiener dog for a sister is almost like having a kitty sister. There was even a wiener dog “LOLCat” recently. Coco liked it a lot:

She’s a pretty cool sister, even though she sometimes growls at me when I get too close to her stinky goodness. We have to take turns napping on the Boppy Pillow, because there’s only room for one at a time, but we both sleep in the big bed with Momma, and there’s room for both of us to nap on the couch, too.

Coco likes to get under the blankets to nap. Momma interrupts her, too:
We play together sometimes and chase around the apartment and wrestle. Sometimes, when we’re outside, I’ll wriggle my butt and leap out at her when she comes around the juniper bush! That’s really funny. She’s brave, too. Last night she chased two Vishus Deer out of our yard! And we go hunting together sometimes. Coco’s really good at killing moles and mice and voles. She is a bloodthirsty killer.

My sister is awesome.

Side note and question: Sometimes Momma comes up to me and scrunches me and says “You’re so cute I can’t stand it!!!” What happens if she really can’t stand it anymore? Will she explode or something? Do any of you guys have this problem? Thanks for your advice.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Tuesday Thanks

I got something in the mail yesterday!!! Gretchen sent me a package with some super mice and lizards and Temptations for winning the "guess the fuzzhead bears" 100th post contest!!! (oh, and a bookmark and stickers, but Momma said she wanted those.)

Coco and I checked them all out.

I practiced Daisy's Lizard-Disciplining techniques.

And then I had crazy fun with the red stripey mouse all afternoon!

Thanks, Gretchen! That package was AWESOME!

Friday, October 19, 2007

Thanks, Mickey!

Mickey the Black Cat honored me with the I Love Your Blog Award! I am so excited. I like so many of your blogs out there in the Cat Blogosphere I can't even single one out. Kitties have a natural talent for blogging, I think.

Thanks, Mickey!

'partment Wars

Some of you asked whether I decorated our 'partment with nice muddy paw prints. Well, Momma tried wiping some of the mud off of my paws, but I don't like people messin' with the feets. So I had to get most of the mud off myself. I didn't leave too many prints, though, because I cleaned up in the kitchen. See what a nice guy I am? Coco gets dirty paws and a dirty belly, too, sometimes, because she's got a low wiener-dog chassis. So Momma always keeps a towel by the door anyway and we got little rugs everywhere and a washable cover on the sofa. So even when we do decorate things with furs and paw prints, they get cleaned up.

Some of you also asked about my momma's Ph.D. She is getting a Ph.D in Theatre Studies, concentrating on history and aesthetic theory. I am not exacting sure what this means, except that not only does she read a lot of philosophy books by dead Germans, she also goes out a lot at night to see plays and movies. As far as I can tell, she's pretty weird by Bean standards, but she's my momma, so I love her.

But she got back at me for stayin' out too late and for gettin' muddy paws. Look--she caught me droolin'!!! I gotta figure out how to work the flashy box so I can get her back...

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Tuesday Toes

Sometimes when I go outside I get dirty toes.

I think muddy paws show that I am a manly, outdoorsy kinda guy. Momma says it shows that I'm a slob. Tomato/tomato.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Blessing of the Animals

Momma left me last weekend to go to the Big City, so I didn't get to put this up last Sunday. There are some Blessing of the Animals celebrations today, too, so it is still appropriate.
October 4 was the special day for St. Francis of Assisi. Some churches now celebrate Mr. St. Francis by having Blessing of the Animals ceremonies, which is real nice, I think. We could all use a blessing now and then, don't ya think?

St. Francis was an old hippie who lived in Italy a squillion years ago. His first name wasn't really St. He got called that after he died. He loved all living things and reminded Beans that they should be kind to animals because we should honor all creation with love and peace. He sounds like a nice guy, even though he had funny hair. Here is a picture of a pretty St. Francis window that shows him with his animal friends.

Friday, October 12, 2007

Friday Pictures!

Hey every-buddy! Look what the great, talented folks over at Zoolatry made up for me!

This is my Autumn Country Boy picture. It is very appropriate, because Momma said she's gonna go to the pumpkin patch to get me a pumpkin tomorrow!

And this is really appropriate, too, because I am my momma's study-buddy. She goes to Cornell and teaches there (her official title is "Doctoral Candidate," she said).

They really caught me there, didn't they? It's true--this is me helpin' Momma grade papers:

Thanks, Maggy and Zoey and Miss Ann at Zoolatry!!!

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Tabby Friends on Tuesdays

Since it's Tabby Tuesday today, I thought I would introduce you all to my new cousin, Sassy.

Sassafras is still a three month-old baby, and I haven't met her yet. Granny and Poppa got her a month ago. She and her 2 siblings were found in a lady's back yard when they were only 3 weeks old, and the lady was nice and took them to a v-e-t where a kitty nurse bottle-fed them and taught them how to go potty in the box and everything. So then when they were 8 weeks old they were ready for their forever homes! Sassy is very lucky to have a forever home with Granny and Poppa, because they spoil kitties really well.

Sophie hissed at Sassy at first, but then she realized that it's cool to have a little sister, and now they play together. Oreo just ignores her, because Oreo has seen so many kitties and doggies in the past 19 years that she really doesn't care anymore.

Sassy likes to snuggle and she even lets the mini-Beans pet her. I'll meet Sassy at Christmas time.

Friday, October 5, 2007

Friday Warning

Oh man, everybuddy, I broke the rules last night. I stayed out after it got dark and didn't come back when Momma walked around the yard callin' me. I got all wet in the creek and saw some scary, scary things, and came back to our window at 9:45PM. I thought it was fun at first to be a Bad Boy and not come running when she called, but Momma was really scared and then I just felt bad. Plus I was cold and wet and hungry. I probably shouldn't do that again.

Plus, Momma told me that she had just read about Vishus Moose on the loose here in New York State now!!! They are in the Adirondacks, which is less than a squillion miles from Ithaca. This really freaked me out. So all of you New York State kitties: be very, very cautious! The Vishus Moose have invaded!!!

Have a safe weekend, every-buddy.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007


Hi Every-buddy! The man with the funny T-shirt dropped off our computer today, so I'm back on-line! Momma says it needed a new screen and cables and maybe some other things done in its intestines. She said that warranties are very good. I'm going to try to catch up with what you all have been doing in the past week!

Yoggie tagged me for a desktop picture-sharing meme yesterday. These are the rules:

1) Upon receiving this tag, immediately perform a screen capture of your desktop. It is best that no icons be deleted before the screen capture so as to add to the element of fun. Here’s how to do it: Go to your desktop and press the Print Scrn key (located on the right side of the F12 key).

2.Open a graphics program (like Picture Manager, Paint, or Photoshop) and doing a Paste (CTRL + V). If you wish, you can “edit” the image before saving it. (If you have a Mac, it's different. You just open the Screenshot programme and click on photo and that's it!)

3.Post the picture on your blog. You can also give a short explanation on the look of your desktop if you want. You can explain why you prefer such a look or why it is full of icons. Things like that.

4.Tag five of your friends and ask them to give you a Free View of their desktops as well.

5.Add your name to the list of Free Viewers with a link pointing directly to your Desktop Free View post to promote it to succeeding participants.
Others who have played: Francine of La Place de Cherie Chez Francine, Bloggishi, Unchained Melody, LadyJava’s Lounge, Mariuca, Revellian, Dot ComDesktop, Emila’s Illustrated Blog, Spiff, The Spaceman, Rolando, Brown Baron, The Kat House, MAX Mother's Home!, I Was Born2Cree8, Skittles' Place, Faz the Cat, Yoggie.
And now me, Jimmy Joe!

Here's our desktop, seen on our brandnew LCD screen!

Momma likes everything neat and orderly, so she lines up all of the icons on the left. That's a picture of a Cat of the Day from a few years ago, which we think is very funny, so it's our wallpaper picture.

I tag Eric & Flynn, Sammy & Miles Meezer, and Tripper the Psyko Cat (although I'm a little scared to learn what his desktop looks like, my cat curiosity is greater).