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Trick or Treat

Trick or Treat

Posted by on Oct 31, 2013 | 2 comments

Well, this about says it, no? Check out some tabby cat costumes on http://tabbycatclub.blogspot.fr/ because even though I have no stripes, some of my best friends are tabby cats and these guys know how to DRESS UP! I guess what I should really be doing is taking really good chicken bones and salmon mousse and my favourite kibble from Purina to where all...

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Remnants

Remnants

Posted by on Oct 30, 2013 | 4 comments

Uh, oh, we’re about to take the trip on which I could either be cool or throw up. That’s about the two choices I have. But seriously, folks, I wish to comment on what I saw in the kitchen as mama cleaned out our fridge before the jaunt. I’m not sure even she knew what was in there and had a great time discovering the “small but...

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Sockeye To Me!

Sockeye To Me!

Posted by on Oct 29, 2013 | 2 comments

(This was the best salmon I have EVER tasted–thank you Arnie, the fisherman!) Do you know what our guests from Vancouver brought me for dinner? A can of WILD SOCKEYE SALMON, that’s what. Now, is that a nice guest or what? These are friends of mama and papa from years ago and they take care of 100 acres of land with sheep and goats and probable...

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Una Gatta in Maschera

Una Gatta in Maschera

Posted by on Oct 28, 2013 | 4 comments

  You want Halloween?  THIS is Owloween at its best!!!!   To read well, the title of this blog should really be “Un Gatto in Maschera” (from Un Ballo in Maschera–haha–get it?), masculine, but since I’m female down to my patty paws, I took a literary/operatic liberty. So, these guys at The Tabby Cat Club have a...

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No Is Not A Four-Letter Word

No Is Not A Four-Letter Word

Posted by on Oct 26, 2013 | 1 comment

(Yeah, she was talking to THOSE guys, too!) Mama was discussing with me her often-present wish to jump in and do everything and go here and go there, and when she reads the local morning paper, she says, “Loulou, look at all these activities around this part of the world. The French really know how to have a full and active life and a good time, to...

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Down On The Farm With Mousebreath

Down On The Farm With Mousebreath

Posted by on Oct 25, 2013 | 13 comments

http://mousebreath.com/2013/10/living-laughing-loulou/ I’d like to correct the fact that the wolf of Rome is indeed FEMALE, a girl wolf, NOT a male wolf as I mentioned in my interview, but something that looks like a wolf if always a boy to me and I apologize to that nice wolf who suckled Romulus and Remus and started the whole shebang! (Did you know...

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Learning a Lingo

Learning a Lingo

Posted by on Oct 24, 2013 | 6 comments

Mama says that if you want to travel and really have fun, learn a few stock phrases first in the language of the country, as in “Where is a good, inexpensive restaurant where locals eat?” Or, maybe more important, “Where is the bathroom?” Certainly do not forget “May I bring my kitty with me to your hotel?” I have...

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Sex and the Single Kitty

Sex and the Single Kitty

Posted by on Oct 23, 2013 | 0 comments

See, what a skillful surgeon can do? Now I know I am absolutely NOT qualified to talk about this because of, you know, that thing they do to kitties at the vet that let’s them live a healthier life and so on, but I thought it was time to address the “fixing” of animals in general. Mama and papa are not exactly fanatics about...

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Loulou’s Funny Video Picks

Loulou’s Funny Video Picks

Posted by on Oct 22, 2013 | 1 comment

Hey, I can give that poodle a run for his money–(This just happens to be an aria from Tosca(t)   People are always writing me and they send me things about what kitties can accomplish, but these two were particularly wonderful!! One of them was on the Huffington Post, to whom I give credit for an amazing home video, and the other one is, well,...

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A Parrot from the Past

A Parrot from the Past

Posted by on Oct 20, 2013 | 0 comments

  Well, I have been doing some research on a story from The New York Times, May 18, 1913. The headline caught my little fast eye when I saw “Cat kills rat and saves his friend, the parrot”—you can imagine how my little heart quickened at this! Aside from all the bad rap kitties get about BEING a cat (hunting, killing and so on), I feel...

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House Arrest

House Arrest

Posted by on Oct 19, 2013 | 0 comments

(This is not me, but it’s how I feel about the HOUSE) Well, I certainly hope that the small-minded, self-serving members of the House realize what havoc they have caused (and how much in dollars it has cost THEM and the USA in the last months) by blocking Obama on raising the debt ceiling and allowing our country to continue it’s (now receding)...

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Loulou’s Friends

Loulou’s Friends

Posted by on Oct 18, 2013 | 0 comments

Well, today I thought I would just post a few snapshots of my friends over time, some of whom I didn’t even know, but I was happy to know that they made my mama and papa happy and were taken care of pretty well themselves! Louie was found at a garage sale; Fiat was discovered at the Fiat car agency in Santa Barbara; Hooker was wandering around...

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Kitty Call – Hello Out There

Kitty Call – Hello Out There

Posted by on Oct 17, 2013 | 2 comments

They’re not taking me to the vet, no way! Well, maybe just this once… Hello, out there! This is number 200 of my blogs, and I would LOVE some feedback (well, anything with ‘feed’ in it is an okay word to me!) from whoever reads these things…you never know who’s out there. It’s just that I would like to know what subjects...

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Cabernet Kitty–Chin, Chin

Cabernet Kitty–Chin, Chin

Posted by on Oct 16, 2013 | 8 comments

Pour a little more, okay?     Mama will never have to drink alone again. Not that she ever does! Not with papa around to clink glasses and gaze into her eyes and she into his. Mama’s sister-in-law sent this to her today (WHERE does she find these things?) and she is tickled pink (or rather, black and white, like ME!). I’m wondering if...

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Speechless

Speechless

Posted by on Oct 15, 2013 | 1 comment

Do you ever get that feeling that you’ve lost your myow? This morning, I tried to say something about breakfast, as in “WHERE is my breakfast and WHY is no one putting it in my dish?” And my poor little myow just wouldn’t work! It came out sort of like meep, meep but mama knew what I wanted (as always) and so she condescended to put...

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Different Strokes

Different Strokes

Posted by on Oct 13, 2013 | 1 comment

  (My friend, Fiat, and I. Doing our thinking yoga…) You know, none of us kitties thinks exactly the same as the other. We all have ideas in our little skulls that are ours alone, or maybe we agree or disagree with others, depending on the subject—for example, I happen to like little birdies and love to keh, keh, keh at them without running at...

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Ethics vs Anarchy

Ethics vs Anarchy

Posted by on Oct 12, 2013 | 0 comments

You know that mama and I read a lot.  Right now, however, the most important subject of our perusals of many newspapers is the United States of America as hostage to fiscal terrorists, anarchists and downright lawbreakers called…you guessed it: The House of Representatives. (Whoever they are!! But all I know is that mama and papa are really upset with them...

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Reviewing Reviewers

Reviewing Reviewers

Posted by on Oct 11, 2013 | 0 comments

Mama and I are having a lot of trouble with book reviewers. We both love to read and we read and read and read, sometimes a little too long into the wee hours and then both of us wake up a bit bleary and red-eyed and wonder why we didn’t sleep well (maybe those images of Achilles’ battles or Commissario Montalbano’s famous killers or...

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Pumpkin Piety

Pumpkin Piety

Posted by on Oct 10, 2013 | 0 comments

Papa and mama took me out for a drive the other day (to prepare me for our “crossing” into family-land) and there were many, many pumpkins in a field that looked like a Cinderella/lookalike contest was going on and every contestant had brought her wheels! I wonder what all the fuss is about Halloween with costumes and such when the celebration,...

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Hesperian Days

Hesperian Days

Posted by on Oct 8, 2013 | 3 comments

I have noticed, in my meanderings in the garden, that evening is coming sooner than it used to. I have also noticed that when I awake, stretching my little lithe body down the length of the bed and yawning my little pink-mouthed yawn, that it is dark as a dungeon and I think, maybe it is still night and I should just sleep, but I know it’s not night...

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