Monday, March 31, 2014

Well, Here It Is...

AYLA:  I was watchin this large bright yellow thing on the floor.
TBT did somethin to it an it started movin.  It kinna looked like it was spinning, like a alien space saucer!   I got out of there fast.
But Iza watched it closer.

She said there was something UNNER there.
And she tried ta CATCH IT!
But it kept stopping and changin directions.  She reached unner the thing and announced there was something in there an it felt like it had a tail.
So I came back an watched along with her.
 I DID see a tail unner there!
But then it stopped.  TBT fiddled with it an got it movin again a few minnits [TBT:  new-recharged batteries]  But then it would only move when he held a button on the top down.  And then not at all.  So we all ignored it after that. 

TBT:  After a 2nd set of recharged batteries, it still would only move with some fussing and then it stopped completely!  Looks like I have to return it.  Maybe a replacement will work better.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Not Yet

AYLA:  Nope, still not gonna get NEAR it...  Its worse than that Weasel Ball!

Friday, March 28, 2014

Something Odd

AYLA:  Im up on the top of the bookcase watching somethin odd.  Marley an Iza are watchin down below.
Well, Im more cautious than they are.  I like ta be out of reach of Strange Stuff.
We'll let ya know whats goin on when we unnerstand it better ourselfs...

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Thankful Thursday

AYLA:  Well, we are tryin the Thankful Thursday again.  Ya may recall last week we were thankful that the snow was gone fer the year, an it turned out we were wrong about that.  But NOW, we are pretty sure it is REALLY gone (from here annyway), so we are thankful fer the very same thing as last time.

I went out on the deck ta enjoy the view from the rails.
Did a few intense stretchies (ooh that felt good)...
And some Power Walks back and forth across the deck!
Then I went back inside.  Cuz while it might not be "COLD", it aint perzactly "WARM" either.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Ess Panther

IZA:  I'm the panther of the hill!  Up HIGH!  Watching fer tossed mousies.
Being all normal usually...
But then the supernatural world takes me in...
And I is all SPOOKY!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014


IZA:  We are ALL thoroughly disgusted here cuz IT IS SNOWING AGAIN!!!  And we are south of Washington DC.  TBT told us it WOULDNT do this again.

So Im just gonna sit here by the warm TV...
And nap the day away on my empty DVD box pillow!

Monday, March 24, 2014

Mancat Monday

MARLEY:  Its a bit cool today, an sometimes windy, but it is sunny so Im enjoyin the outside.   After hunting mousies (dint catch anny), I decided ta do some nice grass-rolling...

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Easy Like Sunday

It doesn't get much better than this!
On the softy warmed waterbed, on the laundry, an the laundry is still WARM an we is sorta all together!!!

Friday, March 21, 2014

Spring Warmth

IZA:  This is a great place ta sit on those sunny-but-still-cool Spring days.  The dark heavy cover warms up nicely, an the metal outside-cooking box holds the warmth well.  Cant say much about its softness, but warmth is the impawtant point here.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Thankful Thursday

Today we are thankful it is finally SPRING!!!
All the snow here dissappeared overnight an TBT says he is pretty sure we wont see anny more til next Winter.  YAY!
We are runnin around in the backyard.  Well, not Ayla; its windy an she hates that.  But it is sposed ta be even nicer tomorrow so mebbe she will join us outside then.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

A Rare Snow Treat

IZA:  Well, we have finally caught up ta the recent snow pictures, and *I* have a pleasant surprise.  It started when TBT FINALLY opened the deck door after the night snow fell.  I had been waiting a bit desperately.    Why?  Well, let me sneak up on that a bit.

First, those are MY pawprints in the snow.  I was innerested in the faint birdie tracks, so I went right out.
I was too fast fer TBT ta realize why I wanted OUT, some of these are later pictures, but it makes more sense ta show them first.  See my pawprint at that hole in the snow?  I dug that hole, fast!

Why?  Well, ya see those little drops of red?  That's birdie blood!  I plunged my mouf inta the snow an ran back inside.  Thats when TBT suspected somethin...

Yeah, I was at the deck door at night when a birdie hit the deck door.  An I alone knew where it was even though it got all covered in snow as the night went on.  And on and on and on!  I was practically DYIN by mornin.

I grabbed that birdie an was in the house like The Flash fillin his plate at Thanksgivin Dinnertime!

I was growlin at Ayla a Marley pretty serious.  TBT said I was like a tiger in the room protecting a abtelope kill.  Whatever a abtelope is  (but it must be good food).
Fortunately, TBT pretty much figures what we catch is ours, especially when it is already dead.  But he IS a bit particlar particuliar fussy about where we eat that kinda messy stuff.   Fevvers are fine, but he doesnt want blood an guts on the carpet.  Personnally, I think that would improve the smell of the carpets (HE should have his nose down on them alla time), but "what-ever".

So he took the birdie from me (a right only HE has) and tossed it in the baffroom, let me run in, and closed the door so I could have privacy with my prize.
There wasnt much left of it when he opened the door again 10 minutes later.  I was well pleased.  An full.  Ayla an Marley were jellous.  A few hours later, they were both sniffin my butt, admirin the birdie I got ta eat!

It doesnt get much better than that...

Tuesday, March 18, 2014


AYLA:  First, I wanna say we SOMEHOW missed St Patty's Day (glaring at TBT).  Second, We are a little behind with our pictures, so this is the warm day before the new snow.

Now, here's the deal.  Ive been avoiding this fer a long time, mostly successfully.
TBT suspected, but couldnt tell by just lookin an Ive allus looked away quick when he tried to be sure.
But outside, with no flash, he caught me straight on an got proof...
Not real badly (ya should see some of the pictures we found on the innernets), but there it is. 

Monday, March 17, 2014

Good Marley Hunting

AYLA:  I mentioned yesserday I was watchin somethin?  Well, heres what I was watchin.  See him out there?
Dedicated ta his werk...
Ta catch the mousies...
Endlessly patient on his lonely vigil...
Well, that's why he catches them most...

Sunday, March 16, 2014


AYLA:  OK, I'm OUT.  Not my normal thing these days.  But I'm lookin around carefully.  Not over THERE.
Not back THERE!
Ah, THERE!!!
What's there?  Tell ya tomorrow...

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Caturday Saturday

IZA:  Im gettin warmed up fer the day inna nice sunpuddle (after a good breakfast).
Gotta get the old tongue warmed up too!
OK, thats enough.  Dont wanna get it burned!  Back ta nappin...

Friday, March 14, 2014

Freaky Friday

MARLEY:  I really surprised TBT.  First of all, we dont play with the Turbo-Trak all that much lately.  Second, when we do, its pretty intense for several minnits!  So when I walked by an gave the ball one good whap an walked away, he was surprised.

When he saw where it stopped, he was REALLY surprised!

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Garden Tour Thursday

IZA: Well, our first garden tour of the year!  Finally, somethin is growin...  There are lots of individual ones poppin up, but I have several nice clusters ta show ya.

The first 2 are skwerl-clusters, cuz they are out by the garden an TBT knows he NEVER planted anny way out there.
So some evil skwerl dug a couple up from the lawn some time ago and replanted them  by the garden "for later".  And of course the stupid things ferget about half of what they bury.  So these clusters have developed from one bulb multiplying slowly over the years.
This one is deliberately planted.  It loves this spot.  Previously planted crocus bulbs in the lawn tend to die off after a few years, but this one just keeps coming back.  TBT remembers seein it back in 2001.  Its right below the deck rails, so it is easy ta remember.
And they arent all purple.  These yeller ones are in the flower border.  The whole border used ta be full of them, but there are only 5 clusters left now.  The voles have gotten all the rest.
And, of course, daffodils are stickin their leafs up now all over.  Some have flowers that are gonna open soon.  This is the best area of daffodils.
Now since its kinna windy, lets all run inside the house an catchat.  We have some Pounce, some Greenies, and warm chicken broth with Nip.  And plenty of toys, too...