Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Invictus

Heya KitCats! 

Ms. Stella here

One of That Womans' favorite poems.  Here I am (albiet ear-less) in front of The Gurls senior project where she was learning calligraphy from That Woman.  They were writing some lines. (That Womans are the large letters, the smaller lines all in green are The Gurls)  

I look particularly enigmaticin front of this verse, no?

"Out of the night
that covers me
Black as the pit
from pole to pole"

**ebil laughter**

My other favorite verse from a different book of poems is:

Eight of my lives are gone
it's been years since my fur was slicked
but blow North wind, blow
I'm damned if I'm licked!

COD that's awesome!



Friday, May 25, 2012

Licking our wounds



We would like to thank all of you who stopped by and left comments of condolence to us for our loss.  It means so much to see so many of the CB lending purrs, hugs and tears. 

Over the next few days That Woman will be visiting all the commentors and saying 'hi'(as soon as her computer is out of the hospital).   Oliver has been receiving and overdose of loves and games and treats to help him and The Gurl is doing better and staying busy at work.  That Woman has also been busy at work and maybe that's the best too.  

We have each visited Eli's resting place under his favorite climbing tree where The Gurl laid him to rest.  That woman went out and nearly collapsed in seeing the wee site festooned with all the rose petals That Gurl took from her very own rosebush.  A mother's heart aches.  

We would like to offer a special thanks to ML for posting on the CB for us this wonderful badge. 

Thank you so much.

xoxo
Ms. Stella O'Houligan
(who was just getting used to having her own personal Ornj goon squad)

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Do It Quick

I remember a saying

"If you have to swallow frogs, do it quick"

It is with a horrendously heavy heart that I must tell you our dear Elliott is gone.

At this time I must suffice this entry to say that last evening I went to bed and bid The Gurl to lock up when she went to bed.   

She did not.

Sometime between her going to bed and this morning, Elliot seeing his chance,
  pawed and pawed at the screen door (that was not denied him by the sliding glass door that was to have been closed) until it opened.*

This morning when he was not begging for breakfast at my bedroom door I grew concerned.  I looked throughout the house and discovered the slider open.  All the other cats had remained inside curiously enough.

We searched all over this morning in the time we had,  but as weekday mornings go it was hectic so we eventually had to give up and get ready for work/school. 

The Gurl returned from her first class a few hours later and resumed the search but further afield.  She came across his collar and what remained of his gorgeous tail across the street. 

I was still at work when she called me sobbing.  She told me what happened and that she buried his tail in backyard under one of the trees.  He was her very favorite and I greive for her and Oliver who is alone now. 

 R.I.P. Sweet Boy Elliott

You will be greatly missed.

*I would like to add here that he has done this since he was a kitten, long before he was ever permited short excursions outside with us in the backyard on sunny days*

Monday, May 21, 2012

Unexpected

Heya Kittehs,
I got a story to tell ya
You will LOVE this!

Players:
Elliot
Oliver
Southern Alligator Lizard

Chorus:
ME (Ms. Stella)
That Woman

The Scene:
Beautiful  morning, sun shining, sprinklers going, warm already at 75 degrees.  That Woman is enjoying her cuppa on the patio swing; I prefer to sit on the bench just adjacent, just out of arms reach; naturally.

Enter the players...

Ollie & Elliot foundering somewhere in the bushes,  a great rustling is underway and suddenly, there is a great Ornj floof tearing across the grass towards us...


Oliver is yelling to us.  "HeY yoU gUyz looOOKouT! Eli gotza GIAnt toady & he's BrINgIn it!"

That Woman and I regard each other thoughtfully for a moment and then She speaks... 

"Stellie?"

"hummm?"

"Is that...??"

"No.. No I'm afraid not.  Do you think we should tell him?"

"Oh no,  I think some lessons are best learned by doing, don't you agree?" *sly smile*

*ebil smirk* "Oh yes, quite." 

meanwhile, the scene changes. 
Elliot, who had been streaking across the yard (about a 1/4 inch off the grass, flat as a pancake) has suddenly stopped. The physics of the moment captured the following: owing to his great speed his body attitude resembles a puddle of butter that was thrown into a wall sideways...  His face is the picture of instant confusion


He cautiously raises a giant, well tufted paw...  and with lightning speed brings it down on the area of grass just in front of him with a look of pride and accomplishment.

 Then abject horror

In the next two seconds several things happen simultaneously

 Elliot has lept straight up 4 feet in the air.  His great floofy tail is ramrod straight. (and it should be noted the aforementioned look of pride has vanished)

He has flung his whapping paw about 20 times in such rapid succession that it can't be seen with the naked eye. 

  Oliver, who had been standing just off the stage is now has eyes as big as saucers and he has immedately folded up into a loaf position 

  There is a very agressive and angry footlong Alligator Lizard, mouth open, tail whipping sideways
waiting...

(google photo)

(what Eli saw)

That Woman  casually walks over and gently places her hand down so the victim can crawl up on her arm so she can place it out of...er...
well, so that she can move it and rescue poor Elliot who has bolted from the scene in an Ornj firey blur. Poor boy nearly didn't make it through the screen opening and has knocked the screen door from the tracks. 

After placing the poor creature on a brick fence where it casually wanders off she returns to her swing.

She turns to Ms. Stella

"think he learned his lesson?"   

"Doubtful... you know da boyz." 

(simultaneously) 
*sigh*

Ms. Stella
"Funny as hell, you're gonna blog this right?"

"Oh yes most definately."  

"That's good, too bad there wasn't video."

True, maybe next time.


**note; Eli was fine, the Alligator lizard survived, tail intact to intimidate the next unsupecting Ornj mutant**

Saturday, May 12, 2012

OMCod How Much Fun!


We'd like to wish a Happy Mother's Day to alla you out there be you mom's of humans, cats or even goggies!  
I; Miss Stella, am giving That Woman some hours in the morning to sleep in.  Isn't that just the nicest thing of me?

That Smartyskirts over at GloGirly found this cool site to make fun photos of My Gorgeous Self!  It's so easy even That Lame Woman can do it!

Here's me in China (or in someplace they speak in squiggly lines)!
 And New York!

How fun is that!!! 
The site is Photo Funia
Beware, it's addictive!  

Oh, time to get Her up.  Gotta go! 
xoxo
Ms. Stella O'Houligan

Intervention

oh dear

looks like we'll be planning an intervention for
Ollie
(after I chuck the chipmunk back over the fence)

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Wonderous Wednesday


I wonder...


What my boy toys will think of these photos?


the sultry eyes...


 hmmmmzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz



Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Ms. Finny de Floof

We want to dedicate our post to our sweet friend, Fin, who left for the Rainbow Bridge on Tuesday.  
Her Mom, Meg, and her Dad will miss her very much, as will we all. 

Not gone...
Just gone on ahead 

 RIP dear Madame de Floofador; 

xoxo
Ms. Stella O'Houligan
That Woman
Miss Jack
Missy Jenga
That Scrappie Cat
The Ornj Mutants Elliott & Oliver

Friday, May 04, 2012

Verb

The correct verb is 'was'

                                                                           as in:  'This was your chair'.

Happy Caturday human,
now go find something useful to do.

Thursday, May 03, 2012

Division of Management and Labor

 here we find Ms. Stella (aka Management) working hard supervising the labor force of Ollie & Elliott.  She really gives it her all can't you tell?


I don't have to explain myself, get back to work you mutants!  And keep the noise level down!