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WIFI Woes!

WIFI Woes!

Posted by on Jul 31, 2016 | 10 comments

Hey, is that where the WIFI resides?  Maybe I can make it work where mama is! Just push that little button until I see 5 green dots?  Are you kidding?               Well, damn, mama does not have internet any longer or wifi and cannot help me with my blog, but she says it may show up any moment but who knows and so I am...

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Mermaid Musings

Mermaid Musings

Posted by on Jul 30, 2016 | 9 comments

Hey, this is NOT a mermaid!                                 Well, and this is clearly NOT a mermaid but one of mama’s Shadow Pics that she insists on taking all over the planet and I think that’s a ruin of a Greek temple she is leaning on, but what do I know? I...

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Of Mice and Zen

Of Mice and Zen

Posted by on Jul 29, 2016 | 14 comments

                Well, this is a terrible photo of a photo of the mouse because MAMMA has the camera and I had to use my IPad to take a photo of photo on my phone. Awful, but you get the idea, no? Okay, that may be a stretch, of mice and zen, but mama has discovered at the house of those little anthros a mouse that...

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Loulou Learns Latin

Loulou Learns Latin

Posted by on Jul 28, 2016 | 10 comments

          ,   Here I am waiting for, my gazillionth snuggle of the day from my SURROGATE MAMMA! Well, all I can say right now is amo, amas, amat, but let’s just stick with the ‘amo‘ part.  I LOVE MY NEW COMPANION, Anne, who is going all around Roma, evidently when she’s not with ME, cuddling ME and...

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By The Sea La La La

By The Sea La La La

Posted by on Jul 27, 2016 | 13 comments

                      Well, folks, I may have to take a little break here because mama is helping me from afar by sms I’m still stuck on how to insert a photo of where she is so I’ll just have to put in a photo of another sea and hope that suffices. Hey, rhymes with ‘mices’,...

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Window Dressings

Window Dressings

Posted by on Jul 26, 2016 | 6 comments

Mama is NEVER GOING TO GET ME IN ONE OF THESE OUTFITS, NO, NO, NO! These are in a pet store near where we are staying and one day mama passed the window and a poodle was getting trimmed and brushed and whatever it is they do to poodles who frequent this shop and mama was FASCINATED.  Here is more of what they are selling there…it’s pretty...

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Nice Place To Visit But…

Nice Place To Visit But…

Posted by on Jul 24, 2016 | 12 comments

Hey, where are you guys going?  Am I coming, too? Well, we took a little jaunt (mine, virtual) through the Doria Pamphilj Gallery this morning with my live-in guest handler (haha), and they all three came back looking like zombies. WHAT A PLACE TO HANG YOUR HAT!  Er…capello. The entrance is so lovely, with a courtyard and orange trees and a fountain...

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Well-Bread

Well-Bread

Posted by on Jul 21, 2016 | 14 comments

ARGGGG…why won’t they ever just stay here in the house and watch me SLEEP? Well, there they went again, on some pretext of visiting a bakery in a little town nearby, Genzano, where they had spent the night learning how to make Genzano’s famous loaves.  The old baker (in shorts and smoking his cigarette –this was 20 years...

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Take A Look

Take A Look

Posted by on Jul 20, 2016 | 8 comments

Please take a look: Messymimismeanderings left a comment on my July 19th blog, and if you can, I’d like you to try and read Mimi’s blog, because it is from Baton Rouge and there is first-hand information about what happened there.  And very personal and touching. So useless these terrible losses of life, black and white and brown. So useless to...

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Kitty Kicks

Kitty Kicks

Posted by on Jul 18, 2016 | 16 comments

Photos just for fun.  We need that right now.  But, uh, oh, it looks like mama’s coming after me to exercise! Is she nuts? Mama says meditate before exercise. Trying to outstare the couch while meditating. Warm up a little by throwing yourself around a bit. Okay, let’s start with legs: Does this really work for the inner thighs? And how many...

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Sunday Scenes And Sadness

Sunday Scenes And Sadness

Posted by on Jul 17, 2016 | 16 comments

Rome’s security is enhanced by gladiators following a police vehicle.  Mama and papa were out this morning just trying to get their hearts and souls back to normal by looking around them, by seeing beautiful monuments, by having a little bite of mid-morning mozzarella and a café so thick and creamy that one’s body has a hard time staying down...

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Saturday’s Roam in Rome

Saturday’s Roam in Rome

Posted by on Jul 16, 2016 | 12 comments

Mama loves this trumpeter blowing his horn of hope.  I hope it reaches to Nice. A lovely old-fashioned barber.  I hope he doesn’t want to give ME a trim! Fresh porcini for tagliatelle (home-made pasta in this little trattoria called Memmo). And this charming (and famous, we found out) woodcrafter just up the street from the trattoria.  There were...

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Nautical Nostalgia

Nautical Nostalgia

Posted by on Jul 16, 2016 | 2 comments

What I saw outside of our porthole! I’m not feeling much like a light story of a moment in my kitty life.  I’m not feeling like writing at all, what with the horrors in our beloved Nice, a kind and beautiful city of many different kinds of people who appeared to live peacefully together.  No longer.  But I’ll keep writing to remain sane....

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No Photos Today

Posted by on Jul 15, 2016 | 8 comments

Oh, Nice, beautiful, vibrant Mediterranean city, where many different people appeared to live peacefully together, where hidden in your depths was insanity that cannot be described in words.  Suicide bombers. But he wasn’t. The man killed a woman in a head scarf first.  Then the 80+ others. Mentally unstable is a mild description.  He was a husband...

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Bravos For Bastille Day

Bravos For Bastille Day

Posted by on Jul 14, 2016 | 16 comments

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, NAN! AND HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO PHOEBE, TOO. Well, I’m mixing a couple of languages there and I have to admit to borrowing this wonderful photo from France Today (for which mama did an article but I don’t know when it’s coming out yet), but it is Bastille Day in France even if we are here and I think there is some small...

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Love Thy Neighbor, And Others

Love Thy Neighbor, And Others

Posted by on Jul 13, 2016 | 8 comments

I’m going to write all my friends out there one by one, Swiss kitties, bunnies, 15 meowing kitties, the whole Funny Farm, my aunties, Mya, that bad doggy down the street (the exhibitionist!), a couple of kitties in Devon, that kitty who loves water, and Ellen, and mama’s sister, and papa’s ex, and the Island kitties, and Karen, and Dezi,...

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Random Ramblings

Random Ramblings

Posted by on Jul 12, 2016 | 9 comments

Mya in her new stroller!  She is so, so happy because her little legs give out too soon on walks and now she has a little cart to sit in, plus I’ll bet there are LOTS of people coming up and saying, Oh, that is so, so cute, I wish my doggy had one, and things like that.  Actually, mama thought maybe I would like one but I’m not sure, even if it...

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Bug Eat Bug

Bug Eat Bug

Posted by on Jul 11, 2016 | 10 comments

Thank heaven they are not in my couch…yet. Hey, out there, brilliant solvers-of-problems-that-you-are.  Does anyone know of a biological pest cure for termites?  Surely there must be a bug in the world who wants to EAT termites instead of letting them eat our mirror and our books and our floorboards (well, I think they are in there but there are...

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