Monday, November 18, 2019

What's Not Funny?

Hey, kids..furkids, that is!

Howyadoin'? I have a problem. I don't think my friend Bridget understands me. Or, at least, my sense of humor. I think the world around me is good for a lot of laughs, but she doesn't see it that way.

Here's a good for instance:


I like her and all, but she often either misses the point in our conversations or has no sense of what's funny, like with the car looking in the window. I wonder if that'll change over time as she gets to know me better, maybe?

Meanwhile, she is completely unaware that I can read her mind. I know EXACTLY what she's thinking. Heck, I think I'll find me a new girlfriend..

This one's awfully cute, though.
Maybe she's just pretending and is secretly enjoying my comment.
Maybe that's it!

Remember, furry friends:

A man who laughs always keeps a smile inside - (Ancient feline cave scratching)
Tom


Monday, November 11, 2019

Vets Who Had No Trouble Minding Their Own Business

Hey, boys and girls on this Veterans Day..

I know none of us cats are veterans of any conflict or war, but we have in our circle of friends and family a whole bunch of veterans representing the different branches of the military. The housekeeper talks about how all the branches are represented in her family except for the Coast Guard..I better be careful! She might put me in a uniform and throw me on a boat!

We want to honor those who served our country, but we also want to do something different this Veterans Day. Just a few minutes ago, we found out that about half of returning veterans after WWII went into business for themselves. Most of the time it was a bunch of them who got together and brainstormed. Along with that, we heard it was really tough to get back in the swing of civilian life after harrowing experiences overseas. They did make lasting friendships, though, with those who shared so much and still do so today.

Here's the article that lets us take a glimpse into the world of post-war entrepreneurships (sp?):
https://www.businessinsider.com/companies-started-by-military-veterans-2016-11 including Sam Walton's idea of a discount store...its name escapes me, hahaha!!

So hats off! For some, it'll be wallets out as we support those who decided to strike out on their own
after doing their country proud.


Proud to be an American
and God bless the USA,
Tom



Monday, November 4, 2019

Hats Off to This Annual Event!

Hello effuryone on this Monday as holidays are fast approaching.

This an important day today, one for thoughtful consideration of the planet we live on.

courtesy of the Cat Blogosphere

I can't help but think that so many of us around the world are conscious of how important our climate is and how we impact it and how it impacts us. At the same time, there are those who completely ignore this and we can't seem to knock it into their heads or those we join in this effort, are far too lenient when it comes to emissions and overall concern on the part of the population.

I know, pretty deep thinking for this old cat.

For instance, don't let India slide for the next three years, giving them until 2023 to clean up their act.
I think I remember their being given all that time by somebody-or-other. Too lenient.

As far as all the other peace-related topics-grudges, ignorance and politics get in the way of peace in other parts of the world.

That's as far as I'm going to stir that kettle of fish!



We entrust our leaders to respect our thoughts and wishes and act accordingly.

So there. National Election Day is tomorrow..I don't vote, but I'll ask any human reading this that we can easily tie today and tomorrow together.

Over and out,
Peace
Tom

Monday, October 28, 2019

Helloween..Yes, That's Right!

Hi, guys!

This week contains one of the most dreaded, hated, feared, and useless (in my opinion) holidays ever..it's not a holiday, it's more like a scourge on the earth..
Let me explain..

It's Halloween. I don't like it. Never have. It's okay to be creeped out in the movies or by a scary story, but to celebrate creepiness, I don't think so. Around here, it gets intense since the housekeeper sticks around past her thank-cod-she's-gone time and gets candy and cupcakes for the priests ready. Just a heads up: there's no pumpkin-shaped cat kibble for us, so that ticks me off, too.

So, here are some creepy-themed posts which get into the spirit of things, but on a much more sane level:

This is me in fictional Lilliput where I'm big and scary, haha! (I wonder if they play miniature golf in Lilliput and if they call it putt-putt, lol!)




Then, of course, there's me in the light of candles...ssshhhh..Don't move! Someone or some-thing just opened the door behind me..!!




The ultimate disguise..here I'm Inspector Perrot, the inimitable sleuth's sleuth..! Easy for me to say, hehe



So, these are my Halloween thoughts and how I look at the durn event. What I suggest is finding that special quiet spot that evening, a closet, tucked away on a shelf or under the bed and just sleep the night away. For humans, more used to this sort of activity, if you don't have visitors, read a good scary thriller or watch a movie that keeps you on the edge of your seat.

Ever curled up in peaceful slumber,
Tom



Monday, October 21, 2019

It Doesn't Get Much Better Than This!

To all my furry friends!

Happy Monday! The start of a new week and it's the week before All Hallows Eve..and what some people are calling Beggars Night. You dress up, go around to neighbors and you have to tell a joke before you get any candy..Hey, it works! Kinda like when we go outside and we go up to a house where a cat lover lives and we get a nice snack, and we don't even have to tell a joke or anything!

Anyhoo, this week I want to talk about how much I like to be pampered. It's the ultimate in sigh-tisfying pleasure for a cat with the sort of floof that needs lovin' like mine. The housekeeper gets my favorite comb and goes for the bib first, then the sides of my head, between the ears and slowly down the back. Just talking about it gives me shivers of joy!


There's a lot of fur that comes off with any combing session which usually lasts about 15 to 20 minutes,  along with cooing and head scratches from the housekeeper, the whole nine yards. Another good thing, too, is we catch those pesky mats before they catch up with me!

Hope you all have a good week and set aside some time for the person you love to spoil you by a happy brushing or combing and..let me see, something about releasing endor-fins? (but that sounds fishy to me!)

Furs furrever,
Tom

Monday, October 14, 2019

Columbus & His First Mate

Hiyo! How's everybody? Sorry to wake you. I know it's afternoon. Today may as well be Saturday or Sunday..I'm finding myself snoozing more than usual..

We're celebrating Columbus Day here in the good old US of A. The day we celebrate the discovery of  America by Christopher Columbus in 1492. My recollection of that time is kinda fuzzy now. All I remember is we got lost or something and that was when it all started for men to never ask for directions since everything worked out, anyhoo.

He always had a hankering to be out to sea. Salt water taffy, not so much. I was his best first mate, the compass rose he gave me attached to my collar (isn't it cool?). He wasn't overly religious, but on board ship I heard him using a few swear words that involved God when it came to his crew. When he wasn't sailing the ocean blue, he would sit on a rock, I would sit on his shoulder, and we would fancy ourselves out on the waves headed somewhere.

(courtesy of Wikipedia)
So, anyhow, if we wind up in your neck of the woods, I'll look you guys up and we can have a grand old fish fry. I know I'll be looking forward to that and seeing you all!

That's it for now. Captain Chris is giving me the high sign that we're about to shove off.

Anchors aweigh!
Tom


Sunday, October 6, 2019

Let's Leave the Leaves for Just a Minute!

Where are you??? Oh, wait...under all the leaves! I stopped counting after seventy-five zillion two hundred billion elebenty-one trillion. It pooped me out!

I found myself thinking of summer and what a good one it was for window whiffies and sunshine and little bugs that came to say hello, knowing I'm just an old softie, not about to bother them. They know it, too! Even at night when the moths come around, I just watch and wonder why the light draws them so, but then, maybe it's like us with the sun. Good thing we can't get too close!

Anyway, back to summer and those good memories! This was a particularly fine day. There was just the right amount of breeze, my furs warmed up real nice and a ladybug was telling me all about her grandbugs..okay, maybe not..


Do you have good memories of a sunny summertime?

Furry happy,
Tom