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Acquiring Shares

Acquiring Shares

Posted by on Mar 31, 2016 | 8 comments

Well, today I want to thank generous readers for helping me with my photos—especially for sharing their experiences and websites with me that have to do with photo-editing. From Dezi I learned that places like picmonkey.com and pizap.com and imikimi.com and blingee.com (to name a few) are great for messing around with your photos in a simple way, and...

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Uh, Oh — Bare Asses

Uh, Oh — Bare Asses

Posted by on Mar 30, 2016 | 6 comments

Oh, great, now they’re trying to do selfies. Oh, boy… Oh, now they’re tryin’ to look all innocent and everything… To be sung to My Boyfriend’s Back (whatever that is): Well, the donks are back and they’re making lots of trouble. Hey-la, hey-la, those donks are back. They’re eatin’ mama’s oatmeal...

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Shots of Spring

Shots of Spring

Posted by on Mar 29, 2016 | 10 comments

Let’s start with the good stuff:  COMPOST cooking away under those nasturtiums. Well, just for fun, I took these while mama was gardening and it’s how our little patch of heaven looks as the season opens up to budding and germinating and flowering and all those springy things, whatever they are. Roses just budding.  Give them a month or...

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HAPPY BUNNY DAY

HAPPY BUNNY DAY

Posted by on Mar 27, 2016 | 9 comments

My new Easter suit!  Fits well, no? A day to leave your egg-o behind and celebrate with all the bunnies and egg-hunters and that’s why I am dressed in my bunny suit, even though I have no idea what the Easter thing is about but there are lots of chocolate eggs around and I’m going to look for one somewhere out in the yard.  Bonne chance.  Mama...

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Brussels

Brussels

Posted by on Mar 26, 2016 | 6 comments

Victims of the latest attack, our hearts and minds are with you in Brussels, you who live peacefully, innocently, joyfully, and then find yourselves bombed by monsters for no reason at all; who find your souls changed from one day to the next, your lives, your children's lives, your loved one's lives, who wake up to a different world from the one in which...

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Saucy Tomatoes

Saucy Tomatoes

Posted by on Mar 23, 2016 | 10 comments

Well, here they come, the little devils that will grace our summer and fall and winter soups and pastas and stews and bruschette and above all will be bitten into raw, just picked with a little salt on the side to provide us with a taste of tomato heaven. I hope. Mama has just replanted the seedling to give them more force, as the French call strength, and...

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Bon Voyage

Bon Voyage

Posted by on Mar 22, 2016 | 6 comments

  I would thumb my nose at being left, but I chose my paw instead! Or, actually, sometimes not so bon, especially when you are leaving a beloved pet who is aging or ill and you simply have to travel and you get torn between so much love for your kitty or doggy or mouse or gerbil or whatever it is and you can’t cancel your trip because you actually...

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FYI

FYI

Posted by on Mar 21, 2016 | 12 comments

Kindness, caring, thoughtfulness, empathy, so many words that one cannot associate with some candidates. Okay, I am putting in another link to an article today that I really feel is important and must be read by everyone.  You can agree, disagree, whatever you wish to do, but when something is this meaningful to me, I just have to link to it. I really...

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Super Model

Super Model

Posted by on Mar 20, 2016 | 10 comments

Well, mama’s friend in Hawaii, Rosiland, sent her this incredible website of Kristina Makeeva and of course it would be just after my…er…rather non-professional shots that I thought were okay for a quick laugh.  But after I saw THESE, oh, boy.  I’d better not quit my day job. But I hope so much you like these because even I was...

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Photo Shoot

Photo Shoot

Posted by on Mar 19, 2016 | 12 comments

Well, today I am just tired. I’m taking a snooze to recuperate my strength because all week long I’ve been reading with mama about politics in America and Italy and all of the graft and greed in the soccer world and the tennis world and in other sports and we have been watching the documentary on Lance Armstrong, and frankly, I know down to my...

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Sleeping Around

Sleeping Around

Posted by on Mar 18, 2016 | 8 comments

Between two knees… Sleeping with kitties was one of the many pieces of advice that mama’s friend, Kate, gave to her, before Kate died suddenly in Modena, Italy two years ago. She said that sleeping with cats can be psychologically beneficial, sweetness for the spirit and keep your (arthritic?) knees, joints, whatever warm and soothed through...

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Coffee Break

Coffee Break

Posted by on Mar 17, 2016 | 12 comments

This is not mama’s brand of coffee (she drinks Nespresso), but it’s a good one, too.  It’s the only cup she could find. Well, mama walks out to get a delivery of coffee that she ordered and it usually comes in just a couple of days and it had been several days and so she called the Post Office and they knew nothing about it and it turns...

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Day Breaks

Day Breaks

Posted by on Mar 16, 2016 | 4 comments

Me, waking up to get my “twigs” in order. So I was thinking, while I watched mama make a fire in our fireplace with tiny twigs, then bigger ones and then two big logs–where do you learn those things because mama loved to make fires (she would be a great pyromaniac, haha), and she said, “Loulou, I was a Girl Scout”, which meant...

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The Virus of ISIS

The Virus of ISIS

Posted by on Mar 15, 2016 | 8 comments

What on earth can free countries do to save young women, children really, who are used by ISIS as sex slaves and forced to take contraceptives so that they will not get pregnant? How does one unravel the tightly knit organization of ISIS that infects its children’s lives with weapons training and ISIS doctrine? Who ARE these monsters? Why can they...

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Bouquet Garni

Bouquet Garni

Posted by on Mar 14, 2016 | 0 comments

Well, mama said to me this morning, “Loulou, is there anything more exciting in spring than a beautiful bunch of seed packets just ready for planting?” To which I replied, “Well, actually, I can think of several things…” but she cut me off and rushed out to the garden to put together her (tiny) greenhouse, called a serre in French,...

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Cabbages and Kings

Cabbages and Kings

Posted by on Mar 13, 2016 | 4 comments

Are they losing their marbles?  I don’t eat that purple stuff! You know, we kitties suffer when our anthros decide to cut back on the carnivore plan and start putting things like the aforementioned on the table. Do they really think I’m going to go for soy milk and broccoli fritters and broccolo romano pasta?  Or broth made from everything in...

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Help Wanted

Help Wanted

Posted by on Mar 11, 2016 | 6 comments

Hoping for recovery, we post this lovely photo of an extraordinary kitty Moved on to Beagle Heaven. We are so sorry. ***** And to brighten everyone’s day: http://features.aol.com/video/these-baby-elephants-think-theyre-lap-dogs?icid=aol%7Ccarousel%7Cdl1http://features.aol.com/video/these-baby-elephants-think-theyre-lap-dogs?icid=aol%7Ccarousel%7Cdl1...

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Spring Has Sprung

Spring Has Sprung

Posted by on Mar 10, 2016 | 8 comments

…and the grass has rize. Wonder where the birdies is. My mama’s mama used to quote that in the spring and now mama quotes it to me. I don’t wonder at all where the birdies is because I don’t give a farthing, whatever that is, for birds and in fact, just the other day, I protected a little sparrow while he was bathing. Or she was bathing....

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Litter-ally Speaking

Litter-ally Speaking

Posted by on Mar 8, 2016 | 8 comments

It's the most wonderful cat litter I have ever used and I have used ALL of them. If you wish to throw it out periodically (mama doesn't do this ofen because it's never dirty!) you may put it in the garden with no...

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The Burden of the Beast

The Burden of the Beast

Posted by on Mar 7, 2016 | 10 comments

THIS CAMPAIGN STUFF IS DRIVING ME NUTS! So are we tired of hearing about politics, yet?  You haven’t seen the half of it, believe me.  But I do wish to draw attention to a very informative blog, It’s Noodle, on which several extremely important parallels are drawn between Trump and other cult leaders. I also wish to mention another article that...

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