Saturday, August 25, 2018

Kitty Krack

WARNING:  Addictive substances!!
The User displaying absolutely no remorse and plotting to get her next fix.
Yes, it's true.  The new scourge of suburbia:  PARTY MIX!  The sight of these little packages makes Daffy so excited she gets a little wild-eyed.  She is crazy for them, even though they make her tummy a little dense.  But, as you can see from her expression, nothing is going to stop her from getting more.  NOTHING!  Thanks a lot, Friskies!!

More information about Daffy's skin condition.  Since it was a grooming visit and not a medical one, the vet did not pursue the exact nature of the condition, but the treatment she gave us is called Douxo Seborrhea Spot-on, which is very easy to apply.  The active ingredient is Phytosphingosine 1%.

Heat wave is back today, but at least we got some rain this week!  Hope your summer has gone well!  All I know is that I have seen quite a few monarch butterflies this week, so I'm happy!  xoxo

Sunday, August 12, 2018


These giants weigh a little over 2 pounds each. 
PATTY:  So, you're expecting to see Daffy but no can do.  She's snoozing in the window and doesn't want to be photographed.  We had to have a grooming intervention last week ($150 because she has to be sedated), so she has a few "bare" spots on her belleh.  It's just astounding how much she was shedding!  We absolutely could not keep up with it even though we were brushing her at least twice a day.  Plus, we learned she has a skin condition that is causing copious amounts of dandruff so now we have to apply an ointment to her coat.

Instead, what you are seeing here is a mountain of tomatoes that I harvested last night.  These are not the first, as you know, and will probably not be the last but they are GIGANTIC (in both size and flavor).  Also harvested were a few squash and some anaheim peppers.  Here's a photo of some of the smaller, normal sized tomatoes.  Yum, huh?

We're normal and will probably go into a salad or sandwich. 
Yesterday I watched the Sex & The City movie.  Quite possibly the stupidest thing I've ever watched (and I've seen "Meatballs" and at least one other early Bill Murry movie).  How did this series/franchise ever become so popular?

But the big thing for me this weekend is that I have been trying not to think about the big failure I am having at work.  It's BIG.  What do you do when you have a FAIL at work?  Usually, I can fix it; but this time I don't know.  Plus, I have reached a level of IDGAS that is disturbing for me.  Usually I care . . . I really care; but lately, IDGAS.  Honestly, I'm stressed out.  Too much has been assigned to me and I'm not getting any institutional support.  Bear in mind:  I'm part-time.  I'm retired.  I know what you're going to say. 

At least I didn't have to have my belleh shaved, right?!  Have a good week, all!  xoxo

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Garden Magic

Love you Bhu and miss you every day!!  xoxo
 PATTY:  First (and furmost) is a photo of our sweet Bhu.  I love this photo of him because you can see dusty on his face.  Wonder where he'd been exploring that day, but look at those eyes!! 

The garden has produced some veggies this year so far and I'm hoping for lots more.  All these veggies scare Sabryin, so he's been on the phone trying to convince his friends they need some of them.  I'm happy to keep (and eat) them all.  
Summer squash, wax beans, and two other types of squash I don't even know what they are!
Tomatoes and peppers.  Salsa here we come!
 This isn't our first harvest; we've been eating tomatoes and squash for weeks now.  There have been failures as well as successes.  Japanese Beetles have overrun the pole beans.  The yellow pear tomatoes seem to have some sort of wilting virus; unfortunate because these are my favorite tomatoes.  And something has taken a fancy to the Japanese eggplants, so we will have no harvest of those this year. 

How does your garden grow? 

P.S.  We do NOT grow cucumbers, so Daffy don't worry.  xoxo

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

No escape!

I hate fireworks.

Where can we go to get away from the fireworks?

Humans are weird.
PATTY:  No escape from fireworks on the Fourth of July!  It doesn't matter how spectacular the City's celebration is, there are still jackasses in the neighborhoods who spare no expense to purchase an arse-nal (pun intentional) for those one a.m. private shows that keep everyone awake for the rest of the night.  Apparently, blowing up things has become irrevocably associated with loving your country, which also apparently has nothing to do with loving (or even considering) your neighbor.

DAFFY:  The purr-ice of fureedom, as they say.  xoxo

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Sergeant Daffy, Squirrel Patrol

Stink Eye for the squirrels!
PATTY:  As you can see, Daffy has found Bhu's window fort and has taken over the Squirrel Patrol! 

DAFFY:  Don't get excited 'cause I'm NOT goin' out there and messin' with no squirrels. 

PATTY:  No problem!  I don't want you out there anyway.  You stay right where you are.  (Love her pretty green eyes.)

Stay cool during this hot and humid June!  xoxo

Saturday, May 19, 2018

The Bed Chronicles

Daffy is interviewing for Executive VP of Mattress Inspections. 

I think she's gonna get the job!  She's a natural!
PATTY:  Howdy at the end of May!  Amazing how time flies whether or not you're having fun.  Last month I did not have any fun because (a) it was tax time; (b) auto insurance was due; (c) had to get a new HVAC system; and so on. 

Daffy is shedding like crazy!  She's not a big fan of brushing or combing (or too much interaction of any kind, for that matter) so it's difficult to keep the matts at bay.  She's also found Bhu's window fort and now spends most mornings there snoozing and keeping track of the critter traffic in the yard. 

Hope you're all well and happy!  xoxo

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Daffy's Trump Do

Can you see it?
Close up of Daffy's Trump Do.

Saturday, March 10, 2018

#1 Gotcha Day!

Oh, Hai!  Has it been one year already?!  Time flies when there's plenty of Tuna noms!
PATTY:  So here we are, one year later and we've only spent about $4,000 so far on our wonderful rescue kitty, aka Daffodil.  Day by day we get to know her a little better and day by day she comes to trust us a little more.  At present, she is drinking sardine water, all happy at the Daffy Buffet we have set up in the kitchen.

Sabryin commented on the lack of posts produced by Daffy and I explained that Bhu was eight years old when he had his first post . . . and THAT was accidental, after all.  It was supposed to be MY blog and he was a guest star; but it turned out he was more interesting than me.  I can't argue! 

What exactly have we come to discover about Daffy?  Well, first, we're pretty sure she is a Maine Coon:  her musical chirping, her fascination with moving water and her need to play with it, her magnificent muff and glorious belleh furs, and her absolutely stout, weighty body!  Second, we know she has feline asthma for which we have to give her a dose of meds every day ($28/month).  Third, she's a little too hefty to groom herself entirely and sometimes when she gets going she actually falls back producing a loud thud (she gives me stink eye when I giggle at her).  Sometimes it takes her two or three tries to jump up onto the bed from the floor.  And she sways when she walks and when she runs she gallops. 

Evidence of Maine Coon-ness.  This would be her after dinner siesta pose.
So join us in celebrating one year of Daffy Love and let's hope for many, many more!  xoxo

Monday, January 15, 2018

Dear Minnesota: Second Notice!!

Daffy's Tip of the Day:  Fleece jammies make great pillows!
PATTY:  Apparently, Minnesota won't take its crappy weather back and we have had s-n-o-w again!  And it is brain-bucking cold, the kind where your fingertips burn even if you're wearing gloves and there can't BE enough layers between your skin and the air.  I should head south, like Ann of Zoolatry; although I hear it's not so warm down there, either! 

Daffy can't wait for the morning when Poppy takes off his jammies and puts on his day clothes.  He has the softest, warmest fleece jammies and as soon as they're off, she jumps up on the bed and kneads her way into a blissful day-long nap.  She'll be up at 4 for her next major feeding.  What a life!! 

Today is Martin Luther King day and I realize there are generations of folks who have no idea who he is or what he did.  "The time is always right to do what is right."  "We must live together as brothers or perish together as fools."  The dream persists in so many of us, but the reality pains our souls.  So, if you pray today, don't pray for health, wealth, success, or romance.  Pray for peaceful coexistence and an end to hatred and the violence it spawns. 

It's also a day off, which for me is not a very profitable situation since if I don't work I don't get paid, so I will be enjoying my sewing mojo, which recently returned.  I've been working on the North Wind quilt using Kaffe Fasset fabrics and just need to design the borders and then it will be a quilt!  Hope you all will have a happy, productive day!! 


Sunday, December 31, 2017

Dear Minnesota,

Trying to stay warm on the Missouri Start quilt.
Dear Minnesota,

We received some of your weather by mistake and would like to send it back as soon as possible.

Patty & Daffy & Sab