Monday, September 22, 2014

Mancat Monday, and An Invitation

MARLEY:  Well I caught the WEERDEST litle thing a day ago.  It wasn't a mousie and it wasn't a baby mole.
TBT rhinks it is a baby opposum, but he has never seen one before.  Its the snout, he says.  But it wasn't very different from a mousie to us, so we nommed it real good.

But TBT has something ta mention separate from that so I turn it over ta him.

"Friends, I am trying to plan a luncheon of all cat/doggie bloggers in the Washington DC area in late October.  So if you happen to be in the area then or want to attend a luncheon with others, let me know.  I'm planning it at a reasonably nice Chinese restaurant for October 26th, but we will see who can come when.

Just mentioning it...

Back to the Mews.

Hmph,  I think my possum capture just got overtooked by Bein stuff!  Oh well.  It was a good Mancat Monday annyways.

27 comments:

Brian said...

dang, I don't know what that is but it might be an alien!

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

Yum, looks tasty! I bet they won't be serving anything as fresh and yummy at the restaurant where the humans are going to meet! My human wishes she were closer.

William said...

Hmmm. I think I agree with Brian!

Boy that lunch sounds like fun, and especially in October! But...even if my mom did fly, she'd probably be on the no-fly list. So I don't think she'll be there. Or us, either. :-(

The Swiss Cats said...

We don't have opossums here ; thank you for the gastronomic review ! Purrs

pilch92 said...

I would love to go and meet some bloggers, but I don't think I would be able to make it to D.C. in October this year- sorry.
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The Church Cat Family said...

I don't think any of us should drive much more than an hour to see each other. I would love to meet and greet, but would want to know who could come, where they're coming from and how we can make it fairly distanced for everyone. For me, I would have to drive over two hours. When Paula was here, she was attending a conference and didn't have much choice for where we could get together. Now, with those of us interested, we should be able to come up with a centrally-located venue; and, thank you Mark, for your interest in this. Hope it all works out. ~ Julie

Cheysuli and gemini said...

If we could get together that would be very fun! But alas, Seattle is not the DC area!

Oui Oui said...

Hey Mark, you know we are interested and would be glad to help out with some driving!

Jans Funny Farm said...

How neat you have people in the area who hopefully will be able to come to a get together.

Katie Isabella said...

How I would love to go!

Megan said...

But Mark - are you sure that cats actually like Chinese food? (LOL)

Megan
Sydney, Australia

Tyler said...

We had a baby opossum visit us indoors. Sitting in a darkened room, mom was grateful to discern movement on the cat tree, since we hadn't used it in a while. She soon realized that not only did we have a visitor, but she was a baby opossum. It was much bigger than yours, too big for us to challenge but exactly like a miniature opossum. Ma's embarrassed to admit that although she tried to chase it down she was too scared to pick it up when she got close. She found out on the web that it was large enough to live on it's own. So she closed it off in the room with the open window, said a prayer and went to bed. Our visitor exited that night.

Kitties Blue said...

That's an opossum for sure. We get those here as well, along with raccoons, squirrels, skunks, etc., etc. Mom says that she would be interested in that luncheon. She may be going to BarkWorld, but if not would like to attend. We are in southwest VA. Please keep us posted as you make plans. janet.blue@thecatonmyhead.com
XO, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

Flynn said...

I have never seen a possum and we don't get them here. It does look like the shrews I catch in the fields though. They have long pointy noses like that. They are more closely related to moles than mice which is probably why I never eat them when I catch them.

Sweet William The Scot said...

You caught a shrew, common name for the small, insectivorous mammals of the family Soricidae, related to the moles. I catch them also. Got I wish I lived in your area I would attend the luncheon.
Sweet William The Scot

Katnip Lounge said...

Hey, as long as you can call it tasty it's all good!

Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs said...

My Mommy wishes she lived close enough to come she would love to meet TBT in purrson. And she LOVES Chinese foods.

We thinks that mighta been a baby possum, but it's kinda hard to tells. If it was you are lucky cause possums kill ticks

"Because many ticks try to feed on opossums and few of them survive the experience. Opossums are extraordinarily good groomers it turns out – we never would have thought that ahead of time – but they kill the vast majority – more than 95% percent of the ticks that try to feed on them. So these opossums are walking around the forest floor, hoovering up ticks right and left, killing over 90% of these things, and so they are really protecting our health." http://www.caryinstitute.org/discover-ecology/podcasts/why-you-should-brake-possums

Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs said...

We thinks Sweet William The Scot is right that it is a shrew that it what we first thought of when we saw it.

Sometimes, Cats Herd You said...

We hope the DC area bloggers can work out getting together. The head peep says she wishes she lived closer so she could join you!

The Island Cats said...

That was a nice catch...whatever it was!

The mom says she would love to meet all you DC area folks...but she lives too far away. We hope it works out.

Mr Puddy said...

I love to see it can fly ... So please allowed me to WHACK !!

Angel Prancer Pie said...

You can call it anything you want - we call it DINNER!
Concats on the kill, kittehz.
XOXO

MeezerMews&FrecklesWoofs said...

Good catch, whatevfur it is, MOL!

Our Pawppy came from DC and our uncle still lives there, in an assisted living pawlace, so we can't stay with him anymore...but its also over 6oo miles from where we live now...sigh...

Punapippuri said...

It looks like our shrews, but they taste icky so we are glad yours was better! We wish Äiti could just hop on a plane to go to the blog lunch, but it's too far . Sorry!

Cleopawtra said...

Sweet William the Scot was right it's a shrew, we had many here where we live. When I was little one of our Mommy kitties would always bring them into the house for the babies to play with and to learn to hunt. My Mom hated it when she did, I'd just laugh to see her running from the little things.

Angel Ginger Jasper said...

Oh I don't know what it is but I bet you enjoyed it. I really wish I was going to be over there for the meet up because I would have loved that

Kjelle Bus aka Charlie Rascal said...

Me to think it´s an Alien *mol*

Sounds like much FUN with a luncheon !

To bad that we have that BIG pond between us :(