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The More, The Merrier

The More, The Merrier

Posted by on Jul 31, 2014 | 0 comments

Yep, these two are about to pull into port on Saturday and start chasing birds with me in the garden! (Or a certain black kitty…) Well, now I’m really getting ready for the praise and adoration I so clearly deserve: Saturday there will be four more family members, including the little cutie-pooties who play with me in the garden and whom mama...

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Putin’s Pride

Putin’s Pride

Posted by on Jul 30, 2014 | 2 comments

Well, the sanctions are in for Mr. P, and I’m just not sure at all that they’ll be a wake-up call for the Russian people. Evidently the populace, or at least 50% of it, doesn’t feel that sanctions are going to affect anyone at all.   Just you wait. A restless (young) citizenry is not easy to control…(article is from 2012 but very...

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Love’s Labors Lost

Love’s Labors Lost

Posted by on Jul 29, 2014 | 2 comments

Well, a certain friend of mine, in first love (maybe second, I reallly don’t know, but lets’ call it early love) was told on Skype not to make the trip he had planned to the USA to see his chosen lady, and frankly, even as a kitty, I was MIFFED. It’s none of my business but family is family and boy, could I give that young lady a piece of...

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Book Ends

Book Ends

Posted by on Jul 28, 2014 | 0 comments

Oh, boy, mama has just about finished a book and now we sweat! The search for another book begins and as it stands now, she has a pretty blank list except for The Wife, by Meg Wolizer, which her step-daughter gave her for her birthday and it’s about over. I love to read over her shoulder, but when we finished the Martin Cruz Smith books set in...

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Garden Of Eatin’

Garden Of Eatin’

Posted by on Jul 27, 2014 | 6 comments

And this is only HALF of the garden! Hey, you want to see a garden? Well, check this one out—our neighbor has been gardening this piece of land since his family owned a few more acres around this little spot, but much was sold off over the years by the owners and heirs.  Jean tends the one you see in the photo. I tried to get a better shot, but just as I...

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Oli Is Travelin’ Tonight On A Plane…headed for Spain!

Oli Is Travelin’ Tonight On A Plane…headed for Spain!

Posted by on Jul 26, 2014 | 2 comments

Hey, I happen to love that Elton John and that particular song and he LOVES kitties, so there.  So Daniel may be travelin’ tonight on a plane, but mama and papa’s grandson is arrivin’ tonight on a plane. We hope. His mama just called to say there was a FOUR HOUR DELAY from Olbia, in Sardinia where he was visiting a friend. So…the dinner...

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Lightning Up

Lightning Up

Posted by on Jul 25, 2014 | 2 comments

Boy, howdy, last night was a humdinger!!! Mama says that the mama turtle is banging on her drums to bring in the babies from the rain (or at least that’s what HER mama told her when she was young and gullible…haha) and that’s what makes those boom-boom sounds in the night sometimes around here. Well, last night, that drum started about 4am and...

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The Breeze and I

The Breeze and I

Posted by on Jul 24, 2014 | 5 comments

Gazpacho and I, waiting for the next course… Actually, it’s really The Breeze and We here in this little fishing village where, in summer, the soft, silky breezes (when they finally arrive!) waft over our little bodies (well, in my case) just after a lovely cold lunch of sardines garden tomatoes with olive oil and basil, sliced sweet onion, and...

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Born Free

Born Free

Posted by on Jul 20, 2014 | 3 comments

Mama and her mama…Thank you, grandmama, for having mama!!! Or I wouldn’t have dinner… Well, that’s mama. Years ago when mama’s mama was sort of thinking that mama should (what they called then) “come out” and mama had no intention of doing that for many reasons, she told her mama, very kindly and calmly, that she...

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Hummus Where The Heart Is

Hummus Where The Heart Is

Posted by on Jul 19, 2014 | 0 comments

  Oh, boy, I can see that glitter in mama’s eyes—she’s getting into her middle eastern cooking phase (that is, as soon as she gets out of her Indian curry, chutney phase, which is right now because I see something turmeric-yellow simmering on the stove) and just whipped up what you see below with a little of the fresh mint in her garden...

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Be My Guest

Be My Guest

Posted by on Jul 18, 2014 | 0 comments

HI!!! We’re here for a week!!!  How many bathrooms do you have? Well, mama is just tickled pink over an email she received from her good friend whose stepdaughter and kids announced (!) that they were coming to see their papa and her for a few days, and mama’s friend did a little laying down of the law about house guests in a small space and...

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Date Night!

Date Night!

Posted by on Jul 17, 2014 | 8 comments

Well, my papa is taking my mama out to dinner tonight and I just felt that if the mice are away, the kitty will play!!! So I am taking a little break from the computer and stretching out my little kitty body “on the rocks” so to speak, haha, and kicking back for the evening. I’ll catch you up tomorrow, okay, and we’ll talk about...

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Hair-raising

Hair-raising

Posted by on Jul 16, 2014 | 4 comments

You know, for a kitty who rarely has a bad hair day, advice on how to keep your hair and how to make it shiny and what to eat for healthy hair just is not on my reading list. But mama is lamenting her lack of shine when all these years her hair was really bright and shiny and now she’s eating more eggs to see if that will help.  It does with doggies,...

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Tips and Tricks

Tips and Tricks

Posted by on Jul 15, 2014 | 5 comments

  My tip: Smack garlic cloves with the flat of a heavy knife to help peel them.  I just jump on them after playing around with them in the kitchen… Well, I’m in the kitchen watching mama put down notes about little things she comes up with that are tricks that could save time or little tweaks that could make things you cook taste better or...

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Little Fishes On The Grill

Little Fishes On The Grill

Posted by on Jul 13, 2014 | 6 comments

Today we sort of passed up a great experience, but we’ll be going to another one soon, that is if they’ll tuck me in a basket as I suggested and get on with it.  The weather looks stormy and then turned into a beautiful perfect day for eating sardines! What kitty would not want to go to a sardinade??? Get it? SARDINE is in that word, right? And...

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The Sum of Summer

The Sum of Summer

Posted by on Jul 12, 2014 | 0 comments

That’s mama standing ON her own shadow–she’s waving goodbye to me after ABANDONING me for her walk… Oh, I wish I could go out on mama’s walks with her, trotting by her side just like one of those no good bum Jack Russells (mama actually LOVES JRs but I have to malign them because…well…I’m a kitty and have good manners...

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Garden Gold

Garden Gold

Posted by on Jul 11, 2014 | 2 comments

You know, I was thinking that maybe you’d like to know a bit about mama’s garden and how EASY it is to grow some pretty far out items–things you don’t usually find in a garden and then some things you DO find but that maybe some people are shy about trying to grow and so I went out and took some shots of mama’s weird things...

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Basic Training

Basic Training

Posted by on Jul 10, 2014 | 0 comments

Going nowhere fast… Well, I don’t know about your neck of the woods, but starting out on an adventure can be hazardous to your health (mental, that is). Mama and papa have planned, for weeks now, to try to take the fast train to Barcelona from Perpignan, which was installed and operating as of last year and which promised to be great fun for a...

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Milly Moo, the Kitty With Class

Milly Moo, the Kitty With Class

Posted by on Jul 9, 2014 | 4 comments

First of all, what a great name for a kitty.  I like Loulou, but Milly Moo?  Well, I have to let you in on the wonderful story of a little boy’s anxiety (https://uk.news.yahoo.com/pussy-footing-around–adorable-family-cat-walks-three-year-old-boy-to-and-from-school-to-help-ease-his-anxiety-095705793.html#HQ4NfIw) and his adorable kitty, Milly...

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The Art Teacher – Rufus Wainwright

The Art Teacher – Rufus Wainwright

Posted by on Jul 8, 2014 | 2 comments

His music makes me feel like dreaming… I didn’t even know who this guy was until yesterday when mama’s good friend sent her a website to open as a little birthday gift, and boy, was that a really nice present! This man can SING. If I could sing like that, I’d consider my life complete. Mama’s friend also sent a website of a...

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