Living with Loulou

A French kitty comments on just about everything.

Cornmeal Kicks

Posted by on Jan 8, 2018 in Uncategorized | 13 comments

Cornmeal Kicks

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 Tarangna that is whole-grain but plain corn meal will do...

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Whither the Weather?

Posted by on Jan 7, 2018 in Uncategorized | 16 comments

Whither the Weather?

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 lunch and just sat there in Nirvana.  But today, AWFUL...

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Pie In The Sky

Posted by on Jan 6, 2018 in Uncategorized | 17 comments

Pie In The Sky

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 easiest dough possible.  I think, actually, all of this was in...

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The Last Stretch

Posted by on Jan 5, 2018 in Uncategorized | 12 comments

The Last Stretch

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 heaven for mama’s helper (apart from me) who is primo at...

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DEAD-LINES

Posted by on Jan 4, 2018 in Uncategorized | 9 comments

DEAD-LINES

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 nice evening with a fire going and papa giving me rubs and I’ll...

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Black-eyed Fortune

Posted by on Jan 3, 2018 in Uncategorized | 11 comments

Black-eyed Fortune

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 France, but with mama’s family, it was those delicious...

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Kitty-Finders, Inc.

Posted by on Jan 2, 2018 in Uncategorized | 8 comments

Kitty-Finders, Inc.

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 wearing halos, no? Of course there are some kitties who could sport one, too, right? ...

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Touchy Feely

Posted by on Jan 1, 2018 in Uncategorized | 11 comments

Touchy Feely

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 DOG!!!  And this is...

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Smiles and Surprises 2017

Posted by on Dec 31, 2017 in Uncategorized | 22 comments

Smiles and Surprises 2017

Well, let us ring in the New Year with a laugh.  Thank you, Daniel, who sends me funnies all the time, for this one. I must admit that when mama or papa scratches me…er…near my tail, I go into paroxysms of joy, whatever they are.  But I go into them. Now, dear readers, please have a safe and bubbly new year with nice things to munch and good friends and family to chat with...

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Climb Every Mountain

Posted by on Dec 30, 2017 in Uncategorized | 8 comments

Climb Every Mountain

MARY SENT THAT? Thank you, Mary, and happy new year, too. Mary McNeil sent this lovely ‘gift’, this wondrous kitty for the New Year, and I know you’ll enjoy the story.  So moving. So you see that kitties can accomplish anything, with love and care and determination. I am just back from that HARROWING (whatever that means) sea cruise and they SAID there would be no waves and that everything would be smooth and we...

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