Saturday, December 26, 2015

Happy Birthday, Poppy!

Happy birthday,Poppy!! 
BHU:  Mai poppy always reminds me that I am the BEST birthday present he ever got in his whole entire life!  Who can argue?  Happy Birthday, Poppy!  xoxo

Friday, December 25, 2015

Happy Yuletide!!

YULE DINNER:  Salmon, new potatoes, and brussels sprouts!

SINFULNESS:  Yes, this IS a chocolate cheesecake and, yes, it is 4" tall and weighs about five pounds (which is how much you will gain if you eat a small slice).  YUM!

BHU:  Yes, mai mom and poppy gave me some of that salmon to nosh on and I loved it!  I also want to wish all of you furrends the very best for the holiday and more good stuff to come in 2016. 

PATTY:  xoxo

Sunday, November 29, 2015

The Vigil

Waiting for my mom to come back and pet me some more!  Where is she?!
PATTY:  We've been absent for a while, I know.  Bhu is doing well!  He's a little creaky, but so am I!

BHU:  That's for sure! 

PATTY:  And he's LOUD!  Yowling all night long.  One night last week I swear he was yowling "Mom!  Mom!  Mom!"  He has quite the repertoire.  I've been thinking about recording him and compiling an "Operatic Stylings of Bhu" CD.  A cappella, of course.  Do you think there's a market for that sort of thing? 

Anyway, you can see his very handsome profile if you look real hard.  He really IS waiting for me to come back to pet him.  Poppy took this photo and although there were already two hands ready to pet him, he waited on the edge of the bed until I returned.  He loves me, doesn't he.

Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving weekend!  xoxo

Friday, October 16, 2015

Old Enough to Vote!

A vintage birthday greeting from Zoolatry.
PATTY:  He made it!!  Eighteen years old!  YAY!  xoxo

BHU:  Now I'm old enuf to vote! 

P.S.  We have no internet this weekend, but when we are back online we will have a REAL party!

Thursday, October 1, 2015

17 to 18

BHU:  Hello, furrends!  It's been a long time!  Didja miss me? 

PATTY:  Just popping in to say Bhu will be 18 in just 17 days.  I hope we all last that long.  He's keeping us awake all night with excessive vocalization (loud screaming, howling and screeching).  Sleeps like a baby all day.  We are not amused but we are taking him to the V-e-t next week.  I know what she will say, though:  I'm almost certain it is cognitive dysfunction.  In addition, I'm positive that the adult humans in this house are suffering from sleep deprivation! 

BHU:  Why waste yer time sleeping when you could be petting or feeding me??  I don't unnerstand you humans. 


Thursday, July 16, 2015


10:00 am and sound asleep!

6 pm and sound asleep!
 PATTY:  So, yes, we have been gone a while and I know it worried some of you; it always worries me a lot when someone doesn't post for a while.  Although we have had some family turmoil (my father-in-law passed away in June, as well as other things going on), but the number one -- NUMERO UNO -- problem we have had is Bhu.  He sleeps all day and at about 9:30 pm when we are winding down and getting ready for a night's sleep, he's bright as a button singing/screaming/yowling his brains out!! 

Egads, for a while there we thought he was gravely ill, he cried out so much.  But for such an "ill" boy he was having no problems packing away the Whiskas and Fancy Feast Appetizers and all of his bodily functions were functioning -- especially his MOUTH!  So, we are still in that mode, not getting any sleep at night, using ear plugs and shutting the bedroom door . . . but mostly we get up and tend to his effurry need all through the night.  I wish there was a Pawrents' Union I could complain to! 

Beautiful Mimosa blossoms outside my bedroom window!
So, instead of sleeping I look out at the yard and enjoy the mimosa blossoms.  Watching the bees digging down into the blossoms of this tree is quite a bit of fun.  They have to manipulate the feathery froth to the side; fun to watch!

These apples are much smaller than they look!
And watching the apple trees to make sure no deer try to eat the new fruit!  I'm afraid the deer are on to me because I did fall asleep the other night and woke up to find the lower rung of apples gone.  Drats!

Anyway, being an elder kitteh pawrent is no picnic.  Share stories if you will!  Is it going to get better, worse?

Hope your summer is going well!  xoxo  Patty & Bhu

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Snow What!

You know what I want!

Face furst into the white meat chicken primavera!
PATTY:  Yes, it snowed all day yesterday and some this morning, but eventually the sun came out and the sledding began!  The hill behind our house is filled again with happy, sledding kids. 

BHU:  I will stay inside, thank you. 

PATTY:  Well, me too, aside from shoveling the drive and what not.  But a snowy day is always a good day for working in the sewing room, so head on over to Sew Sew Patty (tab at top) and see what happened!  Stay warm and remember Spring will be here very, very soon! 


Sunday, February 15, 2015

Waiting for Spring

I will just be here in this chair waiting for spring!
PATTY:  Lucky boy to have a warm and cozy sunspot!  I see your fur is growing back, too! 
BHU:  It's all good, mom. 

xoxo Stay warm and dry!

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Retro Bhu

Cleaning a little waiting for the snow to start falling and I came across these three photos of Bhu from long, long ago.  Isn't he handsome?  Doesn't he just exude confidence?  When he was a kitten, we were setting something up in the living room and a box wound up in the corner.  Box + Kitten = Permanent Installation.  So this wound up as his little "safe corner," where he could go whenever he felt he needed centering.  We gave him this vintage atlas to exercise his claws and another vintage book sort of wound up there, too, right alongside the basket where we keep all his toys. 

"Hello!  You wanna see mai Lair?"
"There's mai box and the claw strengthening equipment.  Just ignore mai mom's dum sun hat."
"I'll just sit here and guard mai toy basket.  Ahem."
Stay warm and safe today!  xoxo Patty

Sunday, February 1, 2015


Are you kidding me?  FEBRUARY?!! 
BHU:  That was a long nap!  What happened to January? 

PATTY:  You just snoozed through yet another month, Bhu.  But don't worry; that box lid looks really cozy and you seem to fit just perfectly.


Wednesday, January 7, 2015

What's Out There?

A new year!
PATTY:  Bhu perched in the window on the first day of the new year and it was a lovely, sunny day.  Today, not so much.  A BIT CHILLY!  Oh, well, it's winter; what can we expect? 

BHU:  Ice on the window.  Can't see through the ice on the window!

PATTY:  So a few things have happened in Bhu's world the past several weeks.  Recently, Bhu has become excessively vocal.  No surprise:  he IS part Siamese and he's always sung to the ghosts.  So, I asked for help.  On Facebook.  Paula, Brulee and Truffle's mom, saw my plea and signed me up for a very cool group on Facebook.  It's always good to have the wisdom of those who have been there!  I got some great input and found a very helpful article on Catster ("What to do when your cat shows signs of senility.") 

BHU:  I'm Feline, not senile.

PATTY:  Ahem.  Sabryin and I changed our behavior, recognizing that he just wants more attention and so we stop what we are doing and give him pets.  He immediately quiets down and typically curls up and takes a nap.  I just want to thank the two groups on Facebook that made me feel less desperate about the situation:  The Cat Lady Coalition and Cats With Blogs.

Though we missed the Happy New Year hoopla, we look forward to all that 2015 has to offer and hope that some of it is great joy, superb health, and plenty of kitty treats for all our peeps and furrends!  xoxo