Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Spring Cleaning, sort of

It's a hard thing to do sometimes,
take cleaning windows for example.  
See these 'clouds' on the glass? (you may need to embiggen the photo)

And here on the other window

Those are cat nose prints
left by Mr. Larry (awwwww)
He would sit there and yowl at me while I sat
in the swing and ate my lunch.

I'm not sure I'm ready to clean them off just yet

Monday, March 28, 2011

Happy Birthday El!

The Gurl  turns 18 today
Happiest of Birthdays to my incredibly wonderful daughter!

It's such an honor to be your mom and I'm ever thankful for the privilege of being able to watch you each day from birth to now and see the amazing being you have been and the are still yet becoming. 

Thank you

I love you 



Saturday, March 26, 2011

Somewhat of a Springy Sunday

Enjoying my 'One Perfect Moment' roses; the orange geraniums; the last of my clivia and fresh rosemary (from my bush in the backyard that is over 4 ft tall) as well as some asparagus fern.  

The stained glass window was made for me by my stepmother, Milli.  
It's about 2 1/2 ft wide & 2 1/2 ft tall to give you some perspective.

In her old home she had made 4 panels that were 5 ft long and maybe 24" wide.  In one of them was a unicorn; it must have had over 200 pieces to it and some of the pieces came out from the glass in a three d effect spilling florets from the unicorns feet outward.  She has it stashed somewhere in her garage.  Breaks my heart not to see it as it was meant to be seen; with all the glory of the sun coming in behind it lighting up so beautifully. 

Warmin Up

After dinner; Miss Jenga likes no where better upon being let out of her room, than the hood of my still warm car in the garage.  It's apparently an efficient bunn warmer. 
Nice perspective on how big this cat is no?

Friday, March 25, 2011

Candles of Light

I iz very fluffy with my winter coat but I haz an inner 
fire to warm my heart
(and the mascara never runs)

Thursday, March 24, 2011

The Bengal Mystique

I encourage you to click this image; and click again to full size.  What strikes me most about Bengals is the bridge of their nose; while most cats' bridges go straight down from the eyes; notice the elegant flare out under the eyes and back in to the nose.  She's so lovely and her fur is softer than silk. 

And with a face like that, is it any wonder she gets away with murder?  Case in point... Here's me laying out a commissioned T-Shirt quilt; trying to make a pleasing design given the materials*.And where is the Bengal?



*the shirts alone; the background will most likely be all black.  Since there was catnip all over the danged carpet & the teen was asleep on the couch I didn't have the heart to get out the giant sucky thing so I just laid my duvet cover down and set to work.  The minute she heard the 'whoumpf' of the coverlet being laid out; she was on it like a rocket!   It's hell to make the bed too! But she is so dang cute when she flies up and lays as flat as she can under the fitted sheet~

No idea why someone wouldn't want to adopt her.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Not Wordless Wednesday

That Woman said the first thing that came to her mind when she saw this photo was
"Don't give me any lip"  (get it? the lip of the S all flippy and everything?  Ya; I didn't get it either)

*sigh*


On the other hand, when she saw this photo
She nearly fainted with squee.  Not because they bear an 'un-catty' resemblance to 
a famous science fiction character; not because they are so 'ugly' they are cute; and certainly NOT because she could dress them in tiny clothes...

She finds them utterly charming all on their own; with the darling expressions of cattitude in their eyes  and reflecting from every wrinkle of their adorable cat bodies.  And I needed to put a smile on her face; even if it was a little one. 

Since she sad  and crabulated these days that the trip they had planned where they were leaving ME to starve for a week  going to the cherry blossom festival in Washington and going to see Miss Teri & the Fabulous Furrydance Cats (INCLUDING THE FAB MR.NOFURNO) and they were going to meet up with Mr. Pierro & Mile's mum as well as Mier Cats had to be cancelled. 

  Sad slaves are no fun at all. 
cheer up mum
xoxo
Ms. Stella O'Houligan


Tuesday, March 22, 2011

The Ineffable Truth

That Woman has forgotten
Here is a visual to help her pathetic understanding
(*It rises and sets on Me) 


xoxo
Ms. Stella O'Houligan

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Three Cats & a Teen

This rainy, blustery day finds us all indoors
(click images to enlarge if you like)

There's the tuxie in a black ball to the Teen's right
There's Miss Scraps on the arm
(as That Woman is 
'blocking' a quilt in her sewing room Scraps has been temporarily evicted from her chair)

and then there's Me. 
artistically draped

and close up
(no cats were awakened  in the taking of these photos :)  )

 A nice pile of snuggly woobieness
Happy Sunday!

Peee SSSS: Miss Jenga was in her room; under the down comforter and on top of her heated blanket; I couldn't even get a glimpse of a tail. 

Thursday, March 17, 2011

A Musing

Hi there!  That Woman here.  Something occurred to me today that I'd like to share with you.  Someone recently posted a comment on this blog in relation to the photos I put up in reference the the rescue efforts in Japan.   I had been trying to distance myself visually from the tragedy in Japan as each time I would see any photograph I'd start crying.

When the CB went full tilt into getting the blogger buttons for aid and links I decided to 'paw up' and post up.  I am happy to do so.  Given that I have no funds to send; it's the very least I can do in promoting awareness.  The commenter made a rather pointed statement of asking why I would post such pictures of animals when there was so much human devastation.  Yes...  you read that correctly.  Apparently for some people it's an 'us vs them' issue.  After I gave this some thought; I decided that I would address my perspective, after all it's my blog.

To me, these are beings in distress. Humans and Animals.  I can hold in my heart and mind the idea that just because one might be covered in fur, walk on four legs, and don't speak our languages:  they are no less relevant to this planet that we are. Period.

xoxo

Happy St. Patrick's Day!


Celebrate the day doing what you love; with those you love. That's my motto.  So here I am with my woobie and my green fuzzy ball.  Now once That Woman gets outta my face I shall accomplish my motto. 
xoxo
Ms. Stella O'Houligan

Deep breath; enjoy the tranquility
reflecting pool at Nixon Library/photo by The Gurl



In other news:
These pictures were borrowed from Deb at Welcome to Just Cats and Simba at Simba's Antics
Thanks guys!


Help the rescue efforts


Along with other bloggers, today That Woman and I are joining with Blog Paws be the Change for Pets to support raising funds and also awareness of the plight of animals in Japan. If you go to the Blog Paws for Change website you can learn more about World Vets and their efforts in Japan and other countries. There you will find a chip in Widget if you wish to donate directly to World Vets.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Wordy Wednesday~

HI! MY NAME IS ZACK


AND MY WORD IS

ADOPTED!!!

I am a rescue & was adopted by That Woman's mom after her kitty Big Lu went over the bridge in December. 


I like living here and hope my new person doesn't spoil me too much with treats so I gets all fat!  I'm a sexie ManCat but no Ladycats like fat ol' rollie balls! 


s.....t.....r.....e.....t.....c.....h..... !
Oh ya... I think I'm gonna like it here just fine!



Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Tuesday Tuxie Toes



My Little Poem

I ain't saying She she's obsessed
or anything as dark as that
but the woman can't keep her lips
of each of my pearly white spats

They are sweet as candy to Her
smooth and tender and pink
She would kiss them endlessly if I let Her
But that would drive me over the brink


BACK! Get BACK Woman, 
fiendish wanton you are
stow your horrid  fetish
or you'll find your brains in a jar!


That's what happens you see
it's so sad but no less true
when humans get too much of dem feets
they can wind up all dead 
 and black 
and blue



Miss Jack (Skellington)
 







Saturday, March 12, 2011

SUNday

Hello and Happy Sunday Kittehs!

I've been working my paws to the bone helping That Woman with her quilt deadline. 
What sort of treats do I get for my trouble? 
A sunny spot to sleep in
And Extra Nip all to myself 
Scraps has her lazers on me but to that I say 'pphhhhhbbbbtttttt!  MY S, MY TURN; I like my S right over the 'wrinkle' in the rug.  

On Sundays we waits for Her to getz her coffee; then she makes 'the wrinkle' and sprinkles it with Nip.  Then we who have all been waiting in the circle of patience get to claw the bejeezubs outta dat ting!  We love it!  Then we flee outside and play chase across the yard.  We all come flying back in with big tails, whiskers up and that crazeee look in our eyes!    

All She has to do then is make a 's' noise and we fling ourselves back outside all excited!

We Love Sundays With Her spending time playing with us; brushing us; giving us treats.  Then we all go off to nap! 
Have a lovely Sunday!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Good Morning Sunshine!

Hello Kittehs!
Here I am enjoying the lovely early morning sun!
Oh I love how it heats up my furrs first thing!

She always has to open my curtains right away (even on day's she has a headache) so I'll stop meyowling at the window)

Each day she leaves for work; this is what she turns around for one last looke before heading out the door.
If I squint my eyes and dip my head she will come back & give me head bonks (on this level of my tower I am even with her head) We will spend a moment or two in the sun with our forheads touching.  It's a lovely way to start the day don't you think?

xoxo
Miss Jenga 

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

The Many Moods Of Miss Jack

As previously slandered stated Miss Jack likes to sleep. 


 A          Lot

Naturally, being of the feline pursuasion; this is her natural state of being
and she's really good at it
and it's adorable



But she is capricious our muse and does upon rare occasion exhibit other  catittudes

the wrist

the "OMC it's Nature! It's ON ME, GET IT OFF!!!"

The Joker

The vicious Lion Hunter!


The paw to forehead *typically seen after she's watched Scrappy attemtpt a triple back flip off the arm of the couch*

The EMO for her album cover

*gratuitious cute pink & black nose*
And finally

The Wild!

oops;
how did that get in here?


"HEY!  I COULD SUE!!!  I DO NOT resemble a...a...  
whatever that was...

That's Defamation of Character that is!

I demand a formal retraction & apology!"

Oh jeez Miss Jack; such a drama queen!  At least we didn't use the flash!  MOL!







Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Welcome Spring!


Mmmmmmmmm Spring!
My favorite!
Lots of sticks to rub
Birds to watch
Shade to nap in
Lizards to hunt
Ahhhhhh
Welcome back old friend

xoxo
Ms. Stella O'Houligan

Monday, March 07, 2011

All Kinds of Squee~

Hey'a KitKats! 

Wanted to share something way coolio!  Back in November I had an art show (as y'all know from my art blog) While I was there that day we wandered around to some of the other galleries there.  My good friend Vickie Valdez and I found a gallery that was featuring her lovely bottles.  I had purchased one of hers without knowing she was the artist!!!LOL  She makes these cool bottle vases and then makes necklaces and hangs them around the bottle.  I chose this one.  You can see why.

yes; it's a wee purse and it opens!
(I bought it immediately at that) 

I've decided 
When it's Ms. Stella's time to move on to her next journey;
some of her furs will tuck safely inside here.

While we were at that gallery they were having a silent auction
Vickie bid first on this item; then I bid.  We joked with each other about it but knew since the auction didn't officially close for awhile we were sure we'd be outbid.  And quite honestly, with her being a Vet and all I figured she'd go back discreetly without me & up her bid for it.  She never did.  The auction closed and we heard nothing. 

Then last weekend when my week coudln't have gotten any worse; I got a call from the gallery; I had won the item and sadly they had misplaced my information and only found it that day.  Four months later.  They mailed it to me and here it is. 

A Steampunk Polymer clay cat pin.  The whiskers are long and soft; not hard wire.  Since I'm a total steampunk chick this makes me squee big time!  Check out the wee flywheel on his nose!!