Fantastic Friday

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Woo-Hoo it’s Friday! Last night was Nanny last art painting lessons.  Now, she can devote her full attention to me. So, her last assignment was to do a painting of  her choosing. I finally put my paws down, and  I told Nanny, if she was going to ignore me again for 12 hours it better be about me. And she did!  She did a painting of Laila and I. I know, Nanny needs a lot of practice, but  did she capture my LOVE for Laila?

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Yesterday, I did not mention anything about Laila on Valentine’s Day. She probably thought how insensitive I was, but I was waiting for her to get my surprise package, which was delivered on Valentine’s Day!  We sent the painting to Laila.

And my sweet sweet Laila sent me this lovely Valentine Card. 

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There’s also a secret thing inside the card…. Sorry I’m not sharing!

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 Isn’t she the greatest sweetheart?

Without Love… Where would we be?

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Is Love a Fancy or a Feeling?

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Is love a fancy, or a feeling? No.

It is immortal as immaculate Truth,

‘Tis not a blossom shed as soon as youth,

Drops from the stem of life–for it will grow,

In barren regions, where no waters flow,

Nor rays of promise cheats the pensive gloom.

A darkling fire, faint hovering o’er a tomb,

That but itself and darkness nought doth show,

It is my love’s being yet it cannot die,

Nor will it change, though all be changed beside;

Though fairest beauty be no longer fair,

Though vows be false, and faith itself deny,

Though sharp enjoyment be a suicide,

And hope a spectre in a ruin bare.

——–Shakespeare’s Sonnet 116

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Too deep?
All we need is love, love, love (and food).

Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Mancat Monday

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Got snow? We did! 28 inches!

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Nanny brought the snow inside for me to explore.

More birds – Female Black-capped Chickadee

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Next bird on the list – Wood Duck

http://www.birding.com/topbirds.asp

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Here’s the information about the Wood Duck:
http://www.birding.com/topbirds/414wd.asp

Hear the sound of a Wood Duck:
http://www.birding.com/images/414.wav

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Male Wood Duck


Snowy Caturday

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Is the snow over?


Friday Snow Blizzard Ready?

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Am I ready for the big snow storm?

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Yep, I’m ready for the big blizzard!

All a mancat needs is LOVE (and food).


Thankful Thursday

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Is it snack time yet?


Mancat Monday

Study paints cats as killing machines

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We already knew that… Always have been, always will be.

On the news yesterday:

(NECN: Amy Sinclair) – A new study is painting the nation’s cat populations with a tough brush. It says they’re essentially killing machines.

The study shows outdoor cats kill 2.4 billion birds a year and another 12.4 billion small animals.

So what’s a responsible cat owner to do?

“I think it’s a good idea and possible to have cats indoors and have them be happy and healthy,” says cat veterinarian Dr. Debra Givin.

“What we want to avoid are bored, fat cats who eat as their only pleasure,” says Givin.

Unless of course, cats take a cue from dogs and learn to chill out more. But, somehow, that seems unlikely.

Here’s the link to the video and article

That’s a lot of birds…  Why are the birds disappearing? Could the causes be… pollution, pesticides, mosquito diseases, effects of human interaction etc… ? What are they trying to tell us?  Cat over-population? Your thoughts?

Is there any training course  to learn how to chill out like a dog (please don’t bother answering this question)?

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Take a good look  at me now. Do I have the face of a mancat killing machine?

Here’s another drawing bird – Male Black-capped Chickadee

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