Sunday, August 3, 2014

Checking In!

BHU:  Hai, it's me again!  Didja miss me?  Purrobly not, right?  Well, anyhoo, nothing much has been going on around here.  It's been quiet, but the weather has been "wonderful" [quoting mai mom] so the 'rents have been spending lots of time outsides!  I keep asking what is the condition of my catnip plant, but I get no answers. 

PATTY:  Well, we didn't want to disappoint you, but the fact of the matter is that every kitty in the 'hood has been butting head into the 'nip and it is beaten down and lookin' sad!  Sorry dude!  Other than that, the garden is doing good thanks to the fabulous compost I make!  And I have been busy saving seeds, too . . . chard, snow peas, mustard and tomatoes, so far.  Beans are growing, turnips need to be dug up, potatoes are almost ready and I still haven't figured out what to do with the Lemon Grass, but HEY, it's lookin' good!

Top:  Glorious sunflowers and the Mimosa in the background.  Bottom:  Madonna Lilies, Genovese basil and the mystery vine that grows in the compost bin every year.  I think it's some kind of squash.  The flowers are pretty.
Hope your summer is going well!  We are only two weeks away from the start of school here, bringing 30,000 more teen pods to the area.  Anybody else live in a university town?  If so, you know our pain. 


Tuesday, June 3, 2014

I've been waiting for this!

Thanks too Ann of Zoolatry for this graphic!

BHU:  For me, this is every day and I hope it is for you too!  xoxo

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

May (we have spring back, pleez)!

BHU:  I am tired of the cold.  There were a few days there when I thought it was over; that spring was here.  Okay, akshully there were a couple of days when I thought I slept through spring and it was already summer, but that's kinda the way it is here.  And then there was the BIG STORM!  Okay, the hail was BIG, I tell ya!  BIG!  and LOUD!  Ten minutes of what sounded like aliens pelting our house with rocks or baseballs.  I wasn't skeered. 

PATTY:  Now THAT just isn't true, Mister.  We were all scared.  You can see the damage it did to the garden.  A new kinda camo for the car, a completely shredded hosta and a decapitated tomato.  But what's that thing in the top left of the collage?  A pizza, of course.  Just showin' off. 


Thursday, May 8, 2014

Yellow Jacket Trap Lure

BHU:  Well, mai mom wants to post a recipe for yellow jacket trap lure and she's too lazy to take a new piksher of me, so she just closed her eyes and aimed the mouse at a long list of files that started with the word "bhu".  This is the one where the mouse landed.  Like it?  I think it shows off my versa-tilt-ity.  I asked her why she wants to post this recipe here on mai blog because, after all, it has nutthin to do with me or mai furrends.  She sez, "I want to be able to find it.  I will lose the piece of paper on which I wrote it, but it will always be here fureffur and effur."  Her alternative smartness is sometimes inspiring (but most of the time it's alarming).  Anyway, here's the recipe.  If I was a yellow jacket, I'd be skeeeeered!

1/2 cup sugar
1 cup apple cider vinegar
1 banana peel
4 cups water


Sunday, April 20, 2014

Now it's spring!

PATTY:  Now it's spring!  Bhu seemed so sad the other day when it was cold and rainy.  The two of us have arthritis and so I know when he is hurting.  Now the warm weather is back and there are still some rainy days, but it's not so bad because the cold is gone.  And, as you can see, a walk around the yard provides color and cheer! 

BHU:  Happy Easter, furrends!  xxoo

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Holy Hail!

BHU:  Hey, mom, you put these quilt blocks on the floor and I thought they needed to be re-arranged a little bit.  Do you like the new arrangement?

PATTY:  Uh, NO; but I guess it doesn't matter what I like, right?  Speaking of things I don't like, what is the purpose of hail anyway?  Oh, I know:  to smash down all the beautiful daffodils and narcissus that JUST bloomed! 

BHU:  Must be.  Hope it's over for a while, though.  Hope all mai furrends and their families are safe and dry tonight!

PATTY:  Me, too.  xxoo

Saturday, March 22, 2014


BHU:  Hai, effuryone!  I reminded mai mom that it has been over two weeks since she let me visit you and she says it's because of Lent.  She says she has given up Responsibility and Obligation for Lent.    I'm tellin' ya, I don't understand this human habit of creating trouble and stuff before the holiday.  How can it be a holiday if nobody is havin' fun? 

PATTY:  Somehow, in a weird way, I think you actually understand my sacrifice.  


Sunday, March 9, 2014

Up, Down, All Around

PATTY:  I can't figure this one out.  Where's the top, or the bottom?  Anyway, it feels like spring today and everytime the weather gets like this I think:  Snow Peas!  I should be planting snow peas! Instead, what I am doing is washing all the quilts and linens from the big bed because Bhu had a hork-fest yesterday -- not just once, but twice.

BHU:  Ahem, it was a Hork Marathon.  And could you please keep it down because, as you might know, I lost an hour of sleepy time this morning.  It's not fair, but I'm gonna make up for it.

PATTY:  Effurrybody please keep fingers crossed for Spring Time!  xxoo

Note the impressive collection of dust on the 'tocks. 

Monday, February 24, 2014

No Kill Quilt

PATTY:  I finished it, despite major injury to my poor broken fingers, but it is too late for the auction, which is tomorrow.  The gold kitty is in honor of Ginger Jasper and the brown and caramel one is in honor of Sweet Praline.  I took a photo of the back of the quilt which was hanging in front of a window and the backlighting gives it an eerie illusion of kitty ghosts.  How much would you bid on this quilt?

BHU:  Where's the block in honor of me?

PATTY:  Oops!  xxoo

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Bhu's Blues

BHU:  So if for any reason you are feelin' sorry for yerself today . . . whatever it might be -- not enough 'nip, toys you don't like anymore, menu that's gettin' a little boring -- WHATEVER it is, it can't beat what happened to me on Valentine's Day.  See, I'm havin' a great snooze on the big bed and suddenly mai poppy scoops me up and shoves me in the crate and the next thing I know somebody's shovin' needles in me and I start feelin' a little woozy.  And then what happened I can't tell you because you will just be too horrified! 

PATTY:  I don't think it was all that bad, geez!  Bhu is fine.  He just had to get shots and in his inimitable way he created such DRAMA that they had to sedate him just to give him shots!  But his little hissy fits worked because they told us that he needn't come back for shots again probably ever. 

BHU:  I coulda told you that!  Ish, they never listen.