Monday, November 12, 2018

November snow!

Where'd my furs go!?! 

Why'd you do this to me?!!
PATTY:  So, as you can see, Daffy got a fur cut -- basically her whole back end.  She still looks amazingly beautiful but I worry about her being cold.  However, as  you can see she is intelligent enough to have found a nice warm spot for naps.  Yesterday afternoon she even came up on the bed and climbed onto my stomach and lap and snuggled while I read (Postcards from the Edge by Carrie Fisher which was pretty funny, so I recommend it).  This was a VERY rare occurrence (not the reading; the lap snuggling)!  She has NEVER climbed on anyone's lap for snuggles.  This fur cut has altered her personality a little, I guess.

As is becoming the habit, apparently, when the weather changes her fur starts flying off her body.  We were finding hand-fulls of fluff everywhere.  In the morning the path to the kitchen was covered with big tufts of fur leading to the food bowls . . . a feline Hansel and Gretl twist!  Then all of a sudden, as if overnight. her back end was completely matted and all the mats were like concrete -- we could NOT brush them or comb them out.  She was suffering and confused about what was happening, so we had no choice but to take her to the vet.

That's because unlike normal kitties, she won't let strangers touch her without biting their hands off.  So, not only do we have to pay for an office visit ($53) and grooming ($35), we also need an anesthetist ($50) to administer the sedative.  I realize there are some human females who spend about that much for grooming visits to the salon.  So, am I complaining?  Nah.  We lived with Bhu, the Mat-Master of them all, for 19 years and so I should say we are used to it (but we never really are).

If you are some of the "lucky" Americans who are having snow this week, may I sympathize!  All I can suggest is plenty of hot cocoa.  xoxo

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Before it's too late!

Graphic compliments of Ann of Zoolatry!
PATTY:  I love my sister but she doesn't vote.  Why?  Because she doesn't read and so she doesn't know who the candidates are or anything about their values or platforms.  She doesn't know what constitutional amendments or proposals are on the ballot and I'll bet she doesn't even know where her polling place is.  She is, however, registered to vote.  This just makes me so mad and I tell her but she always counters that the issues really aren't relevant to her life.  Of course, she is so wrong but I'm glad she has the intelligence to NOT vote if she knows nothing about the issues.

If you are a person who knows nothing going into the polling place, I have a treat for you.  Wouldn't you rather be informed as you cast your vote?  Here is a link to a site that will tell you what is on the ballot in your city and what those things mean:  All you have to do is type in your address or zip code and it will show you what's on the ballot so you can be prepared.

DAFFY:  Wish I could vote!  I'd vote for tuna! 

Wednesday, October 17, 2018


PATTY:  Thanks to Ann of Zoolatry (, Daffy has fulfilled her dream of masquerading as Katy Perry for Meow-O-Ween!  I mean, seriously, they could be twins, right?  So Daffy is thinking that with this costume she is going to be raking in the treats!!

DAFFY:  Fer shur, no doubt!  Kiss Kiss!!


PeeEss:  Today is Bhu's birthday.  We miss him so much!  

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