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When all else fails…

…go with a cat picture.

I feel like such a spectator at the moment. I can’t tell you how many times I half-compose a tweet and then X out of it, because I wasn’t about to say anything meaningful or insightful. I’m communicating entirely in likes.

And yes, he’s adorable. But when he wakes up, he tries to chew great lumps out of the basket. My laundry basket. Little bastard.


Comment from durnedyankee
Time: December 9, 2020, 9:29 pm

Yes, but look at his pert derrière, that’s what our readers want.

What’s his take on the vaccinations, or the Vatican, or Venice, or other things that begin with V.

Comment from Skandia Recluse
Time: December 9, 2020, 9:40 pm

vivacious Venice vixen in vermillion.

Comment from Armybrat
Time: December 9, 2020, 10:47 pm

I used to stagger out of bed to find my precious (when we were both many years younger) curled up in the porcelain sink like that. She’s been gone over 7 years now. I still miss her terribly.

Comment from Deborah HH
Time: December 9, 2020, 11:06 pm

I guess cats don’t really get excited about chew toys the way dogs do. What would a cat chew toy look like? Catnip tied up in a baby sock or a cotton bandana so you can play tug?

Does Uncle Badger grow catnip for——dang, I can’t remember the cats’ names.

Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: December 10, 2020, 12:01 am

For us a cat chew toy looks like this


Our cat -really likes them. I have no idea what Silverine is, but we let him have a full pack of these over two months or so, and he’s just fine…..

Comment from durnedyankee
Time: December 10, 2020, 10:13 am

Drug addict Delilah recommends – Chlorophytum comosum


Nothing like having your cat jonesing for a fix, following you around when you move the plant so they can’t get at it.

For eating holes in baskets and the plastic brim of your “Jeep” watch caps, we recommend Pomchees.

Upvote for Skandia Recluse! Well done!

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: December 10, 2020, 1:44 pm

The little ginger is Wellington. The other cat I don’t call by name on the Internet because he’s named after the place we live. I’m still paranoid as hell about the Internet.

They like catnip toys, yes. Cats LOVE valerian root, too. I sometimes find them curled up in my herbal cabinet.

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: December 10, 2020, 3:36 pm

I don’t intend to incite any emotional outbursts but did y’all know about this?


Comment from durnedyankee
Time: December 10, 2020, 5:16 pm

Chicken for a holiday meal?
Call THAT a holiday?

that would be like every other day around here.

Comment from BJM
Time: December 10, 2020, 6:52 pm

@Durned – same here, our Christmas dinner will be a rack of lamb with a pistachio crust. I finally found a butcher who doesn’t “French” the lamb rib bones.

Comment from Mark Matis
Time: December 10, 2020, 11:42 pm

I bet that if you were to fill your washing machine with water and dump the contents of the laundry basket in, he would soon find another place to lounge…

Comment from durnedyankee
Time: December 11, 2020, 10:42 am


Okay, now I’m curious. You do realize that, apart from napping, cooking has become the official hobby hereabouts.

Now I just have to convince Mrs D that lamb isn’t just for Mary any more.

(cue the music!)

Oh, Mary had a little lamb
Shouting the Battle cry of Freedom
She fed him very well
Shouting the Battle cry of Freedom
One day she fed him powder
Shouting the Battle cry of Freedom
And she blew him all to….pieces
Shouting the Battle cry of Freedom

Hurrah for Mary
Hurrah for the lamb
Hurrah for the soldiers
Who don’t give a damn
If every lamb in Washington
goes marching off to school
Shouting the Battle cry of Freedom

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