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Go Gently Into That Goodnight

Go Gently Into That Goodnight

Posted by on Jul 31, 2015 | 10 comments

Sushi on the stair Well, this is not easy to talk about, but mama saw a kitty up for adoption on a blog—an older kitty who had been 12 years with a family and the couple divorced and they actually took the kitty to be…well…done away with, but the place they took him said, no way, we will find a home for this sweet kitty. Number one, that was a wonderful...

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Out of Africa

Out of Africa

Posted by on Jul 30, 2015 | 9 comments

Fermenting injera–notice paw print on left; haha, just kidding.   Well, I’ve been watching mama make injera, which is an African bread, Ethiopian, actuallyl, that serves as a plate and also as a lovely scooper-upper for the food served with it. Mama is making a curry and thought that injera might be a change from chapatis, which are the...

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Visitors

Visitors

Posted by on Jul 29, 2015 | 4 comments

NO SEA FOR ME! Well, I’m pretty tickled because we’re about to have several family members here in our little town and also nice friends of theirs and ours and it’s going to be a hot time in the old town pretty soon! It’s so great when the kids come around in summer and everyone eats together and they’re on the beach and we...

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Trump Card

Trump Card

Posted by on Jul 28, 2015 | 8 comments

So would you vote for this guy?   Hmmm…I’ve been thinking; what rhymes with Trump? Frump, clump, grump, hump, lump, mump, plump, slump, sump, rump, stump, thump, and dump. Which I hope the American people will decide as the best action when it comes time to choose. Not very pretty words, right? Well, what do you expect when your name is not very...

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Better Reception or The Art of Receiving

Better Reception or The Art of Receiving

Posted by on Jul 27, 2015 | 10 comments

the The neighbor’s smaller tomatoes and fresh tomato soup (with shrimp salad) Well, mama says she is just not good at this. I, on the other hand, could teach her all about it, being a kitty who gets petted and snuggled and fed and brushed and given malt paste for hairballs and most of the bed at night. Their bed. But papa says that mama is pretty bad...

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Unlucky Lindy

Unlucky Lindy

Posted by on Jul 26, 2015 | 6 comments

Yes, a hero, but with so many other facets… Well, I’ve been thinking. Mama just finished her book, a biography of Charles Lindbergh, and she is walking around huffing and puffing about his part in trying to dissuade the United States from entering the war (ie helping England and several other events) when Hitler was stomping on most of Europe...

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Random Rage

Random Rage

Posted by on Jul 25, 2015 | 8 comments

I can’t believe what happened in a little town nearby. Well, you won’t belive this but a young woman, a marginale, as she is called in France, someone without a home who lives on the streets, went into a toabacco store on the main place in a town near us and pulled a kitchen knife on the owner and stabbed her and when her son tried to...

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Rain, Rain, Go Away

Rain, Rain, Go Away

Posted by on Jul 24, 2015 | 6 comments

Is this a beautiful squash plant or not?  But can you see squash? NO WAY, JOSE. Oh, well, I guess I have to take up my place under the bed because that mother turtle is banging on her kitchen pans again to call in the little turtles out of the rain, or at least that was mama’s mama told her was happening when she got nervous about thunder. Actually...

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Garden Guru

Garden Guru

Posted by on Jul 23, 2015 | 4 comments

Original planting in our neighbor’s entrance to his garden. Half a kilo and growing! Mama says she has NEVER tasted tomatoes like these. EIGHT INCHES ACROSS!!! And sweet as I am… And here they are, heading for the grill. Celery and chervil Leeks and lettuces Darling dahlias Hey are those sardines from his garden, too? WOW.  ...

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Hiatus

Hiatus

Posted by on Jul 22, 2015 | 8 comments

No that’s not a little town on Maui.  It’s what I’m taking because I am WIPED out from this heat and you’ll just have to bear with me as I gather my thoughts and strength and resources to talk with you all tomorrow.  Meanwhile, here are a few pics that might make you smile: Practising for the Bolshoi… I solemnly swear to tell...

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Fancy Schmanzy

Fancy Schmanzy

Posted by on Jul 21, 2015 | 2 comments

Pretty, but it had better taste good, too… Oh, boy, mama and papa have made a pact, and you know what that means. Well, it means that they have decided between them about something that maybe they did over a period of time but will NEVER DO AGAIN. (Like take me on a boat, haha–in your dreams!) In this case, it’s fancy restaurants. They...

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Cat-a-lan

Cat-a-lan

Posted by on Jul 19, 2015 | 8 comments

That’s a donkey on there with his legs showing. Well, you may not know this, but this part of France is very Catalan and our nice vegetable-producing neighbor has put up a great big flag to scare away birds and varmints (whatever they are) from his produce patch and it’s so nice to wake up and see it undulating in the soft winds of summer. Even...

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HMR–Hurray for Meals Real

HMR–Hurray for Meals Real

Posted by on Jul 18, 2015 | 6 comments

No, it doesn’t mean that, it means Home Meal Replacement, which sounds a bit like replacing your home with a plate of food but actually it is the trend in America and now, unfortunately, the trend in Europe. For so long I have loved mama talking about how the French and Italians love cooking from scratch, love their open markets, love going...

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Anthro Analysis

Anthro Analysis

Posted by on Jul 17, 2015 | 4 comments

Why on earth would I want to come in the house when I can be here? Well, I been thinkin’…these anthros need a trainer or at least a school where they can go to learn how to live with others in a peaceable fashion. They have NO manners, for example, when it comes to putting out a lunch for what appears to be everyone in the family but instead, they...

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Apres The Big Bangs

Apres The Big Bangs

Posted by on Jul 15, 2015 | 2 comments

Well, I been thinkin’…mama went out and got herself some feathers in her hair as a little present to herself, and I’m sort of worried because I don’t want to wake up in the night and think she’s a bird and jump on her head. But they are really nice feathers, even if they did come from a rooster—I just don’t want her crowing...

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French Fried

French Fried

Posted by on Jul 14, 2015 | 4 comments

Well, that’s what we all are here on Bastille Day because it is hot as Hades and will be for some time. I just lie around looking limp. But there is going to be a hot time in the old town tonight. About 100,000 anthros show up here for the fireworks on the beach and it’s pretty rowdy. There is music and dancing and little tiny anthros are all...

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Sacked Out

Sacked Out

Posted by on Jul 13, 2015 | 4 comments

Well, I been thinkin’…this summer is really getting to be summer and I don’t think I’ve been through this kind of weather before, or at least I can’t remember when I have been so lethargic, whatever that is, and lazy, I know what that is, and just plain wiped out! So are mama and papa. But mama’s in the garden still,...

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Liberation

Liberation

Posted by on Jul 12, 2015 | 8 comments

I know, I’m supposed to stuff up my ears, but I’m starting with the eyes… Well, I’m getting out my earplugs because mama has warned me that Bastille Day, the 14th of July, around here is VERY noisy and that there will be all sorts of things going off, whatever that means, but I think it means those things that burst in the sky and...

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Soccer To Me

Soccer To Me

Posted by on Jul 11, 2015 | 2 comments

A victory kiss Well, I been thinkin’….I was more than remiss in not mentioning my admiration and adoration  of the Women’s World Cup Final, which was won by our very own USA team with some of the most amazing goals ever kicked, especially the one from midfield right over the goalie’s head!  I’ve only seen Miralem Pjanić do...

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Cat-alogue

Cat-alogue

Posted by on Jul 10, 2015 | 2 comments

I’m thinking of writing my memoires, but they haven’t popped up yet! Probably just writer’s block… Well, mama’s friend, Cathy, has written a book, cataloguing her life with her partner and kitties and ducks and others in Missouri and she wants mama to draw some pics of her kitties for the book and I have to say they are pretty...

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