Tuesday, December 30, 2008

New movie & article

Mom and I would like to take this time to wish our readers a HAPPY NEW YEAR! Hard to believe that 2009 is almost here.

Mom went to see the new movie "Marley & Me" last night! A friend recommended the book to her a while back, and she absolutely LOVED it! So she was very excited about the news that they were coming out with a movie. Mom gives the movie 5 thumbs up, but warns that there is a very sad part in it. Not recommended for someone who has recently lost a beloved pet (such as my aunt & uncle!)

Christmas pics to come within the next few days.

Here is a link to an interesting article which comes from my other blogging site. (CatChannel.com) Mom highly agrees with it. Only, she's not so sure about the "improving grades" part since I am often her source of procrastination. MOL!


Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Friday, December 19, 2008

Mom's brief morning of birding


"I decided to venture out into the -15C (-25 w/windchill) this morning to attempt to do a bit of birding. I didn't go out too far, only along the small wooded area next to my mom's place and a bit further. Anyway, I didn't see anything going out, but I had a bit of fun coming back. I saw one Chickadee near the path. Then while I was going across the wooded area next to my mom's place, I heard some Chickadee chatter, so I did my little call (for the first time, lol), and next thing you know, I had about 6 Chickadees coming around!!! Even if I didn't find anything exotic, it made my morning, just the fact that I managed to attract some birds. :) When I looked up, I also noticed a nest very high up in the tree, but I'm not sure who it belongs to... (I'm very much a novice at this!!) I might try to go out later with some sunflower seeds and try to attract one to my hand."
Pathway by my mom's

Black Capped Chickadee!!


Someone's nest.. hehe

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

First snowshoeing evening of the season!

You know you're in the country when..... you snowshoe your way to the mailbox at the end of the road! There is a storm at grandma's right now, so Mom gladly made her way to the mailbox with her snowshoes!

Oh yeah, I forgot to mention that Mom and I are at grandma's for the holiday season! I was excellent in the car on the way down, and I only spent a few minutes hiding under the bed! Mom made sure to bring my beds down, but I don't feel like sleeping in them. I would much rather lay on the ceramic tiles! (But Mom keeps moving me. Something about being "elderly" and developing something called "arthritis"???) As usual, Mom forgot something at home - my food!! So she was sure to go get some at the vet today! Phew... I thought I was going to have to go 3 weeks without food!!!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Annual Xmas Bird Count!

Well, Mom took part on her very first "Xmas Bird Count" through our local nature club where different groups go around and count birds (sounds logical!), and she really enjoyed it! She and her nature buff friend were supposed to do it in the country where she lives (to find more interesting birds), but her friend's dad (the pro) is feeling under the weather, so they had to join another group. They ended up going around the city (much to Mom's friend's dismay), but they had fun nonetheless. Mom said that it
was warmer in the car anyway. MOL.. They found LOTS of Pidgeons of course, some Crows, Hawks, Gulls, Chickadees, Mourning Doves, Starlings, Song Sparrows, and a Purple Finch (probably the most interesting find, MOL)!!

They took a lunch break at one of the ladies' houses (who has a white cat!!!) Mom said she was much, MUCH, MUCH!!!! Smaller than me though. But very friendly! Apparently she wasn't very interested in my scent though! Weird.. Mom accidently sat on the cat's favourite chair & her friend freaked telling Mom that she was going to be full of fur. Anyway, of course Mom just laughed and told the lady that she is used to having my fur all over her. MOL.. They had gouda cheese, french baguette, and smoked salmon (mmmm)!! Oh yes, and some chocolate & banana bread. Mom certainly doesn't eat stuff like that everyday! MOL! But they're "well established" university professors, so they have the means. MOL..

Anyway, Mom had a great time and was glad that she decided to go (despite her exam tomorrow evening).

Mmmmm, birding cookie.... (from the potluck)

Fluffy, Ph.D. being studious. (I think I studied more than Mom has been!)

"Blink kisses"!!

Mom found this article by Pam Johnson-Bennett and thought it was very interesting! Mom and I exchange blink kisses too. This just confirms it. :) Mom is also convinced that a kitty's slow eye blinks also conveys trust in the person. But then again, why would I "kiss" someone who I didn't trust? MOL...

Can Kitties Kiss? Just Look into Their Eyes ...

Posted Tue, May 29, 2007, 10:00 am PDT

You may or may not be aware of cat kisses, but they're something cat lovers have talked about for years. Some believe in them and some don't. I happen to be a believer in the ever-subtle -- but extremely endearing -- cat kiss.

If you're envisioning your favorite feline puckering up and planting a whisker-tickling smooch on your cheek, you're on the wrong track. A cat kiss is actually a very slow blink of the cat's eyelids.

Cat kisses are given to other cats, and to some lucky humans. It's usually reserved for a companion with whom the cat is familiar and friendly. You can even return a cat kiss with your own slow blink.

The next time you're sitting on the couch and your kitty is relaxed on the chair across the room, pay close attention -- because she may be offering a cat kiss. Her posture will be relaxed with her facial muscles also relaxed. Her eyelids will ever-so-gently close and reopen. You've just been kissed!

Don't attempt cat kisses with unfamiliar cats or ones who are stressed and anxious. You don't want to offer a direct stare to an unhappy or conflicted kitty. Reserve cat kisses for those relaxed and happy moments with the cats in your life.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Mom, you're silly!

...She says that if she could, she would marry me because I'm purrrrfect. (Can't argue with that!) But she's still weird. MOL!

Monday, December 8, 2008

What the.....

Why is my tail wet???

Whoa, I just did the weirdest thing! Everything here is quiet (I was napping, and Mom is studying for exams). Anyway, all of a sudden I hissed!! Of course Mom quickly looked over, and she thinks I just had a bad dream because obviously no other animals or people are here to hiss at (besides, it's something I NEVER do, even when other people are here!) But, I did have a toy right in front of my face, so I think I just got a little startled. I'm ok now though, and of course Mom came over to comfort me. >^^<