Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Go Team Floof!

Maggy and Bhu remind us that it's not impawtant who wins the games, it's fun getting to know each other. Thanks, Ann of Zoolatry, for this lovely graphic of the two BFFs (Beautiful Fluffy Furrends) cheering on the athletes! xxoo Patty

Sunday, July 29, 2012


BHU: Mai mom sez she is bored. That said, so far this morning (and it IS Sunday, the day of rest) she has trimmed the basil plants and made a pesto momma (everything except the cheese and then it goes into the freezer), gone to the grocer for garlic and sausage for our zuppa Toscana dinner, gathered branches from around the trees after the windy rain we had (YES!!!) last night, sawed some limbs and tied them up in neat little bundles for garbage day, boiled a dozen eggs to make egg salad sammiches for lunch this week and then she got online and experimented with picmonkey.com. Now she is holding her fingers that it works because, Lord knows, it has been a while since she posted!! Also, I realizes that effurybody is either pawticipating in or following the Catolympics, but I'm just not athletic. I neither likes spawts nor do I pawticipate. But I am visiting a bit just to keep up on the successes of mai furrends and hopes effuryone is having fun! xxoo

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Right Now:

Puddles from Heaven! Temperature dropped from 104 to 91 in just 15 minutes! New banner from Ann of Zoolatory! THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU! xxoo

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

I blame the SEC

As everyone knows, we are having an epic heat wave and an as-yet-to-be-formally-announced major drought. I am offering these photos as evidence.  My grove of redbuds looks like a scene from late October, not early July.  They are losing their leaves!  I am watering them daily, but to no avail. 
Remember the gorgeous magolia blossom I showed you a few months ago?  Losing all its leaves, too.  There is a robin's nest in this bush and the birds are totally freaking out.  I've added lots of impromptu bird baths about the yard and I think they appreciate it, but I think they are still dazed by the unrelenting heat and dryness.  You can see the grass is past history!  The only green we've got is the clover.  I swear, it's starting to look like Midland, TX around here.

Not to mention that even the areas that I have been very careful to water don't seem to know they have moisture.  I am pouring gallons and gallons on everything and it's just evaporating.  And to add insult to injury, my yellow pear tomatoes are punking out. 
Mostly, I'm pretending I live in Arizona.  There are a lot of people who actually move there because they prefer this kind of dry hot hell.  The last time we got any precipitation at all was on June 23 and we got less than 2/10th of an inch.  It's been 100+ degrees every day since the 24th and it's going to continue to be 100+ through next week.  There is some talk of rain Sunday.  I've never experienced anything like this and I just don't know what to do.   I'm hoping that people will refrain from using fireworks tonight, but I have little faith in humans.   Bhu is purrfectly fine with it, though!  "I gotz mai noo haircutz and it is very COOL!" 
Aside from looking exceptionally sleek and cool these days, he is also horking up a lot less!  He seems really much happier without all that fur!  Here he is posed with some laminated fabrics that I purchased to make a bed cover.  If he DOES hork up on the bed, I can just wipe it off!  The fabrics in the upper right hand corner are going to be used for a couple of organizing projects for the kitchen and bath.  Oh, and maybe a new pair of jammies pants for me.

As for the SEC, I blame the heat wave on them.  Since MU moved from the Big Ten to the SEC, I think Mother Nature thinks we are "southern" and that this heat is perfectly normal for us.  Uh, Mother Nature, we are not IN the South! 

Happy 4th!  Please be safe! xxoo Patty & Bhu