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Blah Blah Blahs

Blah Blah Blahs

Posted by on Jan 18, 2018 | 0 comments

So, I know I’m supposed to be UP and JUMPIN’ and RUNNING around like a crazed weasel after reading the morning news, but right now, what I’m feeling more than anything and more than ever are the blahs. Maybe because it’s winter.  Blahs happen then, or at least to me.  But it’s okay, because it builds character, whatever that...

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Girl Toys

Girl Toys

Posted by on Jan 17, 2018 | 15 comments

DO I EVER HAVE TOYS LIKE THOSE? So where are they, mama? Well, I am wondering about my good friend, Mya, and her amazing doggy bed full of wonders.  Her mama found her one morning in her bed among all her toys that she had arranged nicely in her little abode!  Mya, I mean, not her mama.  I think she did a bang-up job, don’t you?  I think my favorite...

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Teeth Time

Teeth Time

Posted by on Jan 16, 2018 | 16 comments

HEY, DON’T YOU TOUCH MY IVORIES!!!  I can do a lot with two teeth! Hey, THEY talk about having my teeth cleaned but I’m not big on whatever they do to put you OUT during the ordeal, plus I don’t have many teeth and I’m afraid they might steal some of my remaining chompers. BUT, mama and papa are off today to get THEIR teeth done.  I...

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Sticks and Stones

Sticks and Stones

Posted by on Jan 15, 2018 | 12 comments

Our president said WHAT? Mama says this may be dating her, but she remembers, “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can never hurt me.” WRONG. Words do matter, especially when speaking of other countries less fortunate than our very rich USA.  What if someone called your little town the word beginning with ‘s’ that T used...

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The Market’s UP

The Market’s UP

Posted by on Jan 14, 2018 | 14 comments

Hey, not THAT market with all the graphs and things.  I mean our open market that happens on Sundays around here.  Also Wednesdays. And there is the Cheese Lady who has some pretty nice things in her little truck. But because of the winds and last night’s rain, we weren’t sure there would BE a market today. BUT…sun is breaking through and...

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Winded

Winded

Posted by on Jan 13, 2018 | 15 comments

WHAT’S THAT NOISE OUTSIDE?  I’M FEELING WINDED BY THE WIND! As in LOTS of wind out there.  Mama has been cuddling me because the sound of so much wind is a bit disturbing to this kitty at times.  The windows rattle, the outside furniture blows around, the lemons and kiwis are blown off the tree!  It’s WILD around here. So this is my...

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IMAGES..GRRRRRRRRR

IMAGES..GRRRRRRRRR

Posted by on Jan 12, 2018 | 13 comments

TAKE THAT, COMPUTER! I KICK-BOXED MY COMPUTER YESTERDAY WHEN THE PHOTO OF THE TORTILLA GAVE ME A HASSLE!! (I think that worked.) Well, when you want to give a chef his due and say a little about his WONDERFUL tortilla and the %&#^%#&%image of the tortilla will NOT copy and paste, you really are doing a disservice to the star of the blog. SO sorry,...

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Chef du Jour

Chef du Jour

Posted by on Jan 11, 2018 | 12 comments

(I’d better clean this up before maman sees it…) Well, I am drooling into the computer, which is not exactly good for it, mama says, but this tortilla of Jean-Luc (Mya’s papa) is making us all crazy.  Especially since we are NOT in Nice where the chef lives and cannot partake of his delectable specialty. Mama says it’s GREAT when...

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King Cake

King Cake

Posted by on Jan 10, 2018 | 11 comments

Here’s how it works.  When mama is in there inventing a new way to make galette des roi, I chill. I mean why should I be the sous chef when all she wants is someone to TASTE it when it’s done and let her know how it went down, right? Hey, I’M HERE, maman (we’re back in France and I have to practice my French), I’M HERE. Toss...

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Body Language

Body Language

Posted by on Jan 9, 2018 | 13 comments

Well, mama went and did it.  Tweaked another recipe for a lunch we are having tomorrow.  Note the use of ‘we’….I am the star attraction, as always, and everyone cuddles and pets me and then I disappear, having made an unforgettable impression on the guests. In my dreams.  I make an impression all right! Just yesterday a distant friend...

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Cornmeal Kicks

Cornmeal Kicks

Posted by on Jan 8, 2018 | 13 comments

Okay, mama is bugging me to mention that in this cold winter coming or already here, one of the simplest, tastiest dishes on earth is polenta and sausages.  Simple:  For four people, sauté any number of sausages you like until nicely browned (drool).  Stir 1 cup of corn meal (polenta is corn meal and there are many  (we happen to have an Italian one from...

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Whither the Weather?

Whither the Weather?

Posted by on Jan 7, 2018 | 16 comments

I am so miffed at this weather.  I can’t go outside.  I can’t run around in the garden. FIE on winter! Boy, those weather-makers sure know how to screw up a kitty’s life!  For three days we had full sun in every room and mama cut kiwis and Frederic our helper cut lemons and papa got enchanted as the sun came through our windows after...

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Pie In The Sky

Pie In The Sky

Posted by on Jan 6, 2018 | 17 comments

Ha,ha. Get it?  Sky and pie? Pie in sky? Lemons in sky, then pie?  Oh, well, let’s move on… Well, around here, those lemons are being turned into juice, pie, curd, you name it, and two commenters mentioned lemon meringue pie.  Mama’s pie has no egg white topping (which can be added to the basic tarte when baking), but it is made with the...

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The Last Stretch

The Last Stretch

Posted by on Jan 5, 2018 | 12 comments

Well, after all that exertion, sometimes one just has to lie down and be L-O-N-G.  And s-t-r-e-t-c-h.  I call it Repose Yoga.  Plus it’s nice every now and then to be a long kitty instead of one of those curl-up-in-a-ball Tuxies. We were ALL exhausted after giving the lemon tree it’s annual haircut. Hey, when we do a job, we DO A JOB!!! Thank...

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DEAD-LINES

DEAD-LINES

Posted by on Jan 4, 2018 | 9 comments

Mama, if you aren’t going to help me tonight, I’m out for the count! Well, mama was supposed to help me piece together a blog tonight, but she has a deadline and has to meet it (whatever that means, I’ve never met Mr. Deadline, have you?) so I’m sort of curled up on the couch awaiting her services. Ah, well, it’s a...

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Black-eyed Fortune

Black-eyed Fortune

Posted by on Jan 3, 2018 | 11 comments

This whole holiday thingy has worn me out but I’m making up for it little by little. And, I don’t know about you all out there, but at our house on New Year’s Day we HAD to have our black-eyed peas or forever be broke.  Well, not really, but those peas are supposed to bring good fortune, just as lentils and sausages do for Italy and...

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Kitty-Finders, Inc.

Kitty-Finders, Inc.

Posted by on Jan 2, 2018 | 8 comments

Wow!  This wonderful lady has found SEVENTY lost kitties? HEY, you want some help findin’ those kitties.  I’m at your service! (A tough friend in Rome who will search to the end.) Well, mama’s sister and also Mya’s mama sent this sweet story from the New York Times.  There are simply some anthros on the this earth who should be...

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Touchy Feely

Touchy Feely

Posted by on Jan 1, 2018 | 11 comments

Well, I was ruminating on things and decided to just do a little riff here on the music of being a kitty with all its perks, and I came up with a few shots that I had mama take whilst I was being TOTALLY indulged by you know who—begins with a ‘p’—and that felt like a good way to start off the New Year, even is it IS YEAR OF THE...

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