For more months than I can count, Crystal Stewart has been nominating me for all kinds of awards, etc., etc. I do appreciate the thought. We don’t do awards ever, but I am giving in this one time for something called the TMI Tag–whatever that is! This is it readers! The one and only! I won’t be nominating anyone. Also I am really doing this for someone else–I cannot say. . . .
01 What are you wearing? Jeans, flannel checked shirt
02 Ever been in love? Yes.
03 Ever have a terrible break-up? Yes.
04 Any Tattoos? No.
05 Any Piercings? No
06 Favorite Band? A lot but not fixed on any one
07 Something You Miss? Companionship
08 Favorite Song? I Have Grown Accustomed to her Face.
09 How Old Are You. 70+
10 Zodiac Sign? (Classified, and stupid!)
11 Quality You Look For In A Partner? Trust Kindness Loving Caring Likes Cats
12 Favorite Quote? If You Tell the Truth, You Don’t Have to Remember Anything (Mark Twain)
13 Favorite Colors? blue but taking a fancy to pink as well
14 Loud Music or Soft? soft
15 Where Do You Go When You’re Sad? No place to escape to
16 How Long Does It Take You To Shower? 5 minutes
17 How Long Does It Take You To Get Ready In The Morning? 15 minutes
18 Ever Been In A Physical Fight? Never ever
19 Turn On? Love
20 Turn Off? Bigotry, Drunks
21 Fears? Lonliness
22 Last Thing That Made You Cry? an Email
23 Last Time You Said You Loved Someone? Today.
24 Meaning Behind Your Blog Name? Feline Cafe–feeding station for cats
25 Last Book You Read? Stories of Cats and the Lives they Touched
26 Last show you watched? Coronation Street
27 The Relationship Between You And The Person You Last Texted? Lovers
28 Favorite Food? Kelloggs Corn Flakes (keeps me alive!)
29 Places You Want To Visit? Scotland again
30 Favorite Flavor Of Sweet? Dark chocolate
31 What Instruments Do You Play? Clarinet, Harmonica
32 Favorite Piece Of Jewelry? Class ring
33 Last Sport You Played? None
34 Last Song You Sang? I Have Grown Accustomed to Her Face
35 Favorite Chat Up Line? (very old not used anymore) Don’t I know you from somewhere? You remind me of _______
36 Last Time You Hung Out With Anyone? Not hangin’
37 What’s Your Favorite Drink? Coffee regular black no sugar– not fancy kinds. Need it to get through the day
38 How Tall Are You? Average height
39 Have You Been Betrayed By Someone You Care About? Once–no second chances
40 What is your favorite pie? Apple
41 What was the last thing that made you laugh? Comedy TV show “The Mick”
42 Mention A Movie That Always Makes You Cry? (Cry with Laughter: “Catch 22”)
43 Favorite job? avionics jet mechanic
44 How would you describe your body type? Handsome and very fit
Scooby and the vacuum cleaner is about, you guessed it, Scooby and the vacuum cleaner. I have said this before, but no one believes it, so a 30 second video clip should set the record straight. And no, he is not deaf! He is a pest when it is time to vacuum especially when he walks in front ot the vacuum cleaner, and I must avoid sucking up his tail!
Valentines Day has come around again! What do we do on every Valentines Day here? We show some vintage valentines! Where did they come from? When my father was young, he saved his holiday cards, and I inherited them. Valentines are the most numerous followed by Christmas cards. The numbers trail off for the other holidays. This year I picked out many of the 3 dimensional cards for viewing. None of them have been punched out, and I am not going to punch them out either, so you kind of have to use your imagination how they would look or go together. The cards are from the 1920’s. Sorry, but there are no cats on any of them,.
3D valentine card 1927
Vintage 3D valentine 1927
Inside vintage valentines
3D Girl side detachable 1928
3D unfolds towards front 1928
3D vintage valentine 1922
Scooby the cat may be defined as a “social eater”.
I did a little research, with the emphasis on “little”, and found people describing Scooby’s unusual behavior. What does he do? When he is hungry he will come near me and sit and stare at me for as long as it takes for me to get up. Then he leads me to the kitchen where his food bowls are. If they are empty, I give him some food. That sounds like reasonable behavior–I am out of food! More often than not, there is food in the bowl and he just begins eating it. If I walk out of the room, when he notices, he will stop eating and follow me, and do the whole staring routine over again, until I return to the food bowl. Then he eats some more. If he looks like he is about to stop eating, or does stop, if I immediately scratch his head, he eats more. I need to stand there until he is finished. If I leave, he will follow me out, and bother me until I go back to the food bowl and watch him eat. When he is done, then he will wander off. If I am not around, he will eat on his own.
He eats when other cats are eating also OK. There have been no changes in the household whatsoever.
Opie (doorway) Zeke (foreground) Scooby (right) eating
Is this an actual condition or not? I read several explanations. I don’t play with him enough so he does it for attention. Not likely. Or he was confined in a cage for a long time and only ate when a human brought him food. Possible. Or he just likes company. It took me a while to figure out I needed to stay by the bowl until he was done. It would be nice if he would go out into the kitchen and eat on his own. There are no issues with drinking out of water bowls.
This 30 second video is of my cat Zeke, a Maine Coon, in the catio in the rain. He is the only cat that goes out in the rain. Many times he comes inside soaking wet! The noise in the background is falling rain.
There was a gale at night–a nights gale–or could it be a “nighting gale?” It has not been so cold, and the boys really want to go out into the catio in the morning. They wait by the window for me to get out of bed for whatever reason at night. The best way to have peace is for me to just open it and go back to sleep. I check the structure regularly and although it is very old it is still solid. The camera flash illuminates them. When I look out it is so dark I cannot see them or anything else. The camera reveals. What they see only they know, and they are not telling. There is a small stand of tall pines behind the house which is shelter to birds and small animals. The girls do not seem to be interested in going out much any more, especially not at night in the cold and rain..
A Personal Note
For the first time ever, I tell you dear Readers that I am having difficulties continuing this blog. I have been doing this since 2013 on WordPress. Doubts happen to everyone, I know, for different reasons. Things seem to be changing here, but I cannot say how or why. There are no health issues. I am very distracted from this to say the least. I plan to try to keep up the pace.
Marigold does not always get the all the air time she deserves. She was arrested by Animal Control at the age of 4 while roaming the mean streets of Tacoma, Washington. She is the only cat I have with “street smarts”. She is going on 15 years old now. So, here she is:
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