Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Tabby Tuesday

Thanks for all of the Happy Thanksgiving wishes, every-buddy! Thanksgiving was grate. While Momma was in the kitchen making the second pie (that one was apple, not nearly as good as pumpkin) I lay out on the table in the main room and greeted everybody as they came in. There was Miss Diana and Mr. Andrei and Miss Lindsay and Miss Janet and Miss Lisa. Everybody was thrilled to see me and gave me tummy rubs. Whenever someone stood up (to get some wine or go to the bathroom or whatever), I would jump right in their chair, so I could get my dinner, but Momma forgot to get a plate out for me so I didn't get served. This was very disappointing, because I sat in the chair very politely. Then Miss Janet had to leave, though, so I hopped right up into her chair and put my two front paws on the table and very nicely licked up the pie-crust crumbs off of her plate. That was pumpkin pie, which, as you know, is very good. I know it's rude to put your paws on the table while eating, but Momma also forgot to get a seat pillow out for me (she's not a very good hostess, I guess), so I had to use some bad manners to get to my plate. I'm sure you all understand. Coco and I helped Momma cut up the turkey and we cleaned up the plates and board and tonight we're gonna make soup! I am very helpful in the kitchen.
Momma has not been very supportive lately and I haven't been able to get my bloggie posts up regularly. Sorry every-buddy. This is the last week of classes, and she says she is super busy but things will get better next week. I sat on the computer when she got home from teaching today and told her she couldn't work until she helped me blog, though, hahaha!
Also, the camera battery went "beepie beepie beepie" and now it's dead so I can't upload pictures today. So I thought I would share with you the latest pictures that Granny sent of my cousins Sophie and little Sassy. Sassy has great tabby stripes, doesn't she?

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving, every-buddy! I hope you have a big bird roasting in the oven today!

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Momma and the Ostriches

Momma said she checked my bloggie on her computer at work this morning, and the picture of her feeding the ostriches didn't show up. I don't know why, because you can see it when you look at the bloggie on our home computer, but I thought I should post it again, because it's really cool!!!

Momma's Finally Back!

Hi every-buddy—Momma finally came home and turned the computer back on! Whew!
She got home yesterday after midnight and then got up early yesterday morning and was running in and out all day. I was very upset until she finally came home to eat dinner and we sat on the couch and graded papers. I told her over and over again as soon as she walked in the door how sad and lonely I was while she was gone, so I don’t understand how she could get up and go away again yesterday.
(I had to work JJ)
That still doesn’t explain why you would leave me again, Momma, after having been gone for a squillion days.
Whatever. Miss Anne from upstairs came down every day and gave me my crunchies and cleaned the latrine and sat on the couch and I helped her write her papers, but she would leave again after a couple of hours, and I was so sad because not even Coco was here. So thanks to all of you who stopped by to touch my nose while my Momma was gone! It sure did make me feel better knowin’ that all of you would be sure to make Momma feel really guilty when she came back.
This is some of the stuff that she saw when she was in Arizona:

Funny trees with arms! Momma says they are called “cacti.”

A pretty sunset!

And she fed ostriches by hand!

I asked her why she didn’t bring an ostrich back to roast for me for Thanksgiving, but she said she already had the turkey in the freezer…whoopee!!!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Meme and Gingery Wednesday

Seven Things Meme: I was tagged by MoMo for this meme! These are the rules:
* Link to the person who tagged you and post the rules on your blog
* Share 7 random and/or weird facts about yourself
* Tag 7 random people at the end of your post & include links to their blogs
* Let them know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

OK, I don’t think of myself as being particularly random, but here are some things about me that you might not already know:

1) I get my teeths brushed every night. I have yummy poultry-flavor teeths-paste.
2) Momma cuts the claws on my front paws once a month or so. The back paws are off limits, though.
3) I hate the evil carpet-eating machine. It is loud and scary and it goes after my precious furs. I run and hide on the sheet shelf in the closet when Momma drags it out. I figure she can’t change her sheets and vacuum at the same time.
4) I stare at Momma in the morning while she eats her Bean crunchies, because when she’s done she puts coffee cream in there for me. I love having cream after my breakfast crunchies. I don’t understand why Momma wastes good cream in her gross coffee.
5) Coco and I wrestle almost every night. She makes growly noises and lunges at me, but then I WHACK her on the butt, and it’s really funny, hahahaha!
6) I knock on the window screen when I’m ready to come in. I don’t like to be outside for more than a couple of hours at a time, tops, because I get lonely after a while.
7) I like bread. Momma makes breads all the time—muffins, pumpkin bread, corn bread, rolls. I like to lick them. Crackers, too, and English muffins, and…mmm, you get the picture. The best? Bread with butter on it!

OK, I tag Sunny, Olive Oyl, and Rascal, and the Ballicai Chairman Mao, Brainball, and Dorydoo, and Tiger Lily.

So, since it’s Wednesday, I thought I’d show you a good example of my gingery fluffness:
I bet your Beans are sayin’ right now, “Oh, I just want to scrunch that fluffy ginger-and-cream sweet-bun!”, right?

Well, believe it or not, Momma is leaving me for 5 days, so I am going to be seriously massage-deprived. She is going to a place called “Phoenix,” for a so-called “conference.”
I can’t stand it!

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Easy Like a Fall Sunday

It was frosty last night, and this morning, there was still frost in the shade where the sunshine couldn't get:

Even though she doesn't like the cold, Momma likes the way the frost looks on the grass and leaves.

We went outside in the morning sunshine. Coco watched the leaves falling:
while I inspected the bushes that are going to sleep for the winter:
Then I ran inside for some brunch and took a good sunbath!
It's gonna be a good Sunday!

Friday, November 9, 2007

Friday Finally: IDYA!

Oh man, every-buddy, I’m sorry I haven’t posted all week. Momma hasn’t helped me at all, all week, and sometimes she didn’t even turn the computer on before she left for work, so I’m gonna have to get caught up with what everyone has been doing this week.

I spent all week tryin’ to get her to dress up for Anastasia’s dare, but every day Momma would say “Oh, JJ, I’m so busy today, we’ll have to do it later.” What do you think she was so busy with? These are her excuses: teaching, individual research project meetings with all of her students, the dentist, physical therapy, a film screening, a German conversation group, and general errands. I gotta tell you, though, I’m not sure I’m buying all of her excuses. I mean, she made banana-nut muffins last night, and she left them on the table for me, so I start licking them, and then she yelled at me and said I can’t have them! What is that? She finds the time to make muffins, and then says they’re not even for me?

Well, remember a ways back when I suggested that Momma become a catnip farmer instead of her so-called real job? Here’s Momma in the outfit I helped her put together:

Farmer Momma Joe!

I hope Anastasia is reading and laughing somewhere.

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Easy Like Sunday Morning

Since there's an extra hour in the day today, Coco and I are gonna take an extra long afternoon nap on the bed. Where's Coco?

It's a trick question! She knocked Sock Monkey out of the way and is sleeping under the covers! Hahaha!
Anastasia haunted me on Dia de los Muertos, daring me to her last challenge. I'm working on it...Stay tuned.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Thursday Thirteen: Fall

It is November today, so I thought I would share 13 things I really like about fall:

1) The trees turn ginger, an excellent color.
2) Windy days outside so I get the crazies!
3) Cold, dark rainy days so I can take a nap with Momma.
4) Momma's pumpkin pie. It is pumpkiny, creamy, eggy goodness with crunchie crust...mmm...I love it with Momma leaves it on the table so I can lick it. She always calls me "Jimmy No" when she sees me doing that, though.
5) When Momma changes the clocks so we get to spend an extra hour snoozing in bed.
6) The big Thanksgiving feast. Momma fills the table with so much yummy goodness, and sometimes the Beans who come over sneak me some of it under the table!
7) Pumpkin bread.
8) When the wool blanket comes out.
9) Leaves on the ground, blowing around. They give me the crazies, too.
10) When the stupid mousies try to come inside because it's cold. It's funny to see Coco get all worked up when she thinks she smells one. Every once in a while we find one and give it to Momma as a present.
11) Pumpkins out on the porch. They smell very interesting.
12) Pumpkin pie. It's worth mentioning twice.
13) Looking forward to that turkey...it's better than Christmas!

What do you guys like about fall?