Saturday 26 December 2020

Boxing Day Is a Windy Day!!

Julie: Well, Christmas is over for another year.
Mum spent Christmas with family at a sister's home.
I got to stay in my home and I liked that
She came home that night.
It was cloudy and there was some rain, but not too
bad and pretty mild mum said.

Today, however, it is still mild, but really windy!
I am happy to be indoors as I do not
want to get blown around!

Mum made a video of the wind.
Later in the day, we got more rain.
The temperature is going down too,
but Sunday should be sunny again.


Friday 25 December 2020

Merry Christmas!

Julie: It's almost midnight on Christmas Eve!
I must clean up to be fresh and pretty for Christmas Day!

There, I think this will do.
I wonder when Santa comes?

 Wishing everyone a very


Monday 21 December 2020

Christmas Week!!!!

Julie: I have a new spot  where I love to hang out.
This is the spot where I did my Christmas card.
The light is warm and there is a felt cover on this desk.
It has a few sparkly things on it, but it is still
pretty cozy. If I look toward the block, I can see into
the kitchen. I like that . MOL!

 Yup, this is a well placed desk and perfect for me.
We cats are smart about finding great vantage points.
I can see whenever mum goes to the kitchen. Since she likes hot drinks, 
that's pretty often! MOL!

Just a few days until Christmas! I am looking forward to having mum
home with me for  a few days too !

Friday 18 December 2020

The Last Friday Before Christmas Friday!

Julie: I am happy.
I'm, always happy when mum comes home from work.

I follow mum around as she changes into comfy(PJ's) clothes.
As you can see, I'm always ready for any potential belly rubs.
I get them too !

I don't always want to pose. I want more belly rubs!
Oh well, at least she's home and I will have her
for the weekend!

Last night, mum had to come home is a snowstorm.
It was not too windy, just snowing.
There will be gusty winds overnight with more snow.
The prediction is between 15-30cm(6-12 inches)
overnight. This is what mum found when she came 
home last night.
By morning, the storm will be pretty much over.
The forecast is for temps to rise through the weekend
and then rain and 10C(50F) on Monday!
Such is life in Nova Scotia!

 Yup! I am very happy to be an indoor cat!
The weather is always purrfect.
While mum hopes she does not have to shovel too
much, I never have to worry about that.
I wonder if I should try stepping in that white stuff
after the storm. Mum says my paws will get cold!
What do you think?
Would it be FUN?

One week until Christmas!! WooHoo!!!
Now that will be FUN!

Monday 14 December 2020

Happy Monday and a Christmas Card

Julie: I did not get much in the way of outdoor time
this weekend as it was cool and rainy on Saturday
and cool on Sunday. I only got to sit out as long as 
it took mum to fill the birdfeeders.
It you look closely, you can see me giving mum a raspberry!

When I went inside, we decided that it was time
I got my Christmas card ready.
Feel free to take this card for your collection.
As you know, I do not pose very often. Heehee!

I purr that you are all doing well and looking forward
to Christmas!
Mum and I enjoyed our week together and I am 
looking forward to  the new year when mum has
more time off!!!!!!!!

I  like having mum at home.


Friday 11 December 2020

Happy Friday!

Julie: Oh what a FUN week I had with mum!
I think she really enjoyed it too. We still have the weekend.
Yesterday as a strange day. It was cold with a
rain-snow mix and then the sun came out!
Can you see how much I enjoyed that!!

I love laying in the sun. It's cozy.
It makes me feel sleepy too.
I also got some belly rubs and I really liked those!
I also helped mum with decorating so I really
enjoyed this sunny nap.

Mum goes back to work on Monday
I will miss all the belly rubs and attention.
Well, at least during the day. I will get plenty of
them in the evenings !

 For now I will enjoy today and the weekend!
It will be be sunny and I will most likely enjoy more time 
here. We are still tweaking our decorations and we
will work on my Christmas card.
That will be FUN!!
What will you be doing this weekend? 

Friday 4 December 2020

Let's Get this Vacation Started!!!!!!

Julie: I am excited. Mum said that when she comes
home, she will be on vacation for a week!!
Can you imagine? A whole week with mum
giving me belly rubs?! I can't wait!

I think mum is about as excited as I am too.
No wonder. She gets to spend time with me! MOL!

 So, instead of having a FUN weekend, I get to have a FUN week!
Now that's pawsome!!!!!!!!!!
I wish you all a FUN weekend too.
What plans do you have?

Monday 30 November 2020

Out For a Short ,But Fun Time


Julie: Once again I was lucky enough to get outside.
It was later in the day and the sun had gone behind
the clouds.Once again, rain is in the forecast.
It was also getting cooler.

Just before I went inside I saw a twig.
Naturally I had to play with it!!
I am a cat after all. MOL!!

I'm just going to give this twig a whap!

Whoa! Where did that  go!
Down there huh?
Guess it will stay down there as I know
mum won't let me go get it and I'm not sure
I want to  either
Oh well, it was a fun outing even if it was short.


Friday 27 November 2020

Julie's Peek-a Boo

Julie: Hey mum,guess what?
Now you see me...

Now you don't!!!!!!  MOL!!!

Um, Julie... I don't think it works that way!

I know mum, but it's FUN to do! MOL!!!!

Monday 23 November 2020

My FUN Weekend!

Julie: I got to go outside.
         It was sunny and warm too!
Needless to say I was excited!

I had a good look around... 

then I hopped into the grass .
Mum is right. The tasty young grass is gone, but there
is still some grass!
I loved exploring and all the smells.
I was good and stayed close to mum.

Earl was in the tree and screeching.
I ignored him. After all, it was my time outdoors.
He can run around anytime.

Even though my outdoor time was short, I really
enjoyed it a lot . I hope it will be a long while before any of that
white,cold stuff comes around. I like my short excursions!
I hope mum lets me out again soon.

Friday 20 November 2020

Finally Friday

Julie: Fine dining. I have a window with a view 
at least when it is in Spring and Summer.
Now, it gets dark sooner and there is not much to see
outside except... dark!

I don't mind as I am concentrating on my supper.
When I'm done, I hop down and hang out with mum.

Also, I know mum complains that I never look at the
camera . I am proving her wrong! I will do it when 
I choose to do it!  HA!

Proving mum wrong was FUN!!
As it is Friday  and the week is over, it means
more FUN will happen. I like that especially when it
includes belly rubs!
Now THAT is FUN!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday 16 November 2020

Julie Doing What Cats Do Best!

Julie: Yesterday was Sunday.
Mum calls that a "lazy day"
I call it a purrfect day for snoozes.

Mum can run around and clean and do laundry.
I will spend that time having a quiet nap.
We cats are smart about recharging our energies.
That way, we can see what goes on in the night
if we so choose.

Hi mum, I see you there.
You can do your thing . I will see you at suppertime.
For now...Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz!

 I love being a cat and being loved.

Friday 13 November 2020

Friday the 13th!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 Do you know what day this is?



Gee! That was FUN!!!!!!

I hope I didn't scare you! MOL!!!!

This is probably as scary as I get.

(mum, it's NOT a yawn)

Have a FUN weekend!

Wednesday 11 November 2020

Remembrance Day 2020


For the Fallen


With proud thanksgiving, a mother for her children,

England mourns for her dead across the sea.

Flesh of her flesh they were, spirit of her spirit,

Fallen in the cause of the free.


Solemn the drums thrill; Death august and royal 

Sings sorrow up into immortal spheres,

There is music in the midst of desolation

And a glory that shines upon our tears.


They went with songs to the battle, they were young,

Straight of limb, true of eye, steady and aglow.

They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted;

They fell with their faces to the foe.


They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: 

Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.

At the going down of the sun and in the morning

We will remember them.


They mingle not with their laughing comrades again; 

They sit no more at familiar tables of home;

They have no lot in our labour of the day-time;

They sleep beyond England's foam.


But where our desires are and our hopes profound, 

Felt as a well-spring that is hidden from sight,

To the innermost heart of their own land they are known

As the stars are known to the Night;


As the stars that shall be bright when we are dust, 

Moving in marches upon the heavenly plain;

As the stars that are starry in the time of our darkness, 

To the end, to the end, they remain.



Source: The London Times (1914)

Monday 9 November 2020

Julie's Visit Outside...Supervised of Course !

Julie: Saturday was a really nice day.
It was sunny and warm and mum let me out
for a while. I was good. It did not walk off the ramp.

It was fun to see what was going on.
I saw birds and squirrels at the feeders.
I did not try to chase them though.

Mum saw something !
What is hiding behind the tree branches?

Birds! A big flock of birds!
They were happy to just fly around and did not
try to land. They certainly did not try to come after me!

Birds don't really go after cats do they?
Either way, mum was close by.
Something to do with me not wandering off.
I'm not sure I am ready to try that yet.
I only want to eat some grass!
It's hard to find because our yard has lots of weed
in it and only a little grass. Darn!
At least mum will pick some grass for me!


Friday 6 November 2020

Finally Friday!

Julie: I'm laying on the floor trying to ignore mum and the
camera. However, I realized that all of you might like to see
me! Gee!

 I think mum did OK by not using the flash as no cat
wants to see glowing eyes.
We had snow on Wednesday and it is pretty well gone.
Anything remaining in the shaded places will disappear
as the temps will rise up to 15C and it will be
sunny well into next week!
Good! I like sunshine! That means porch time.
WooHoo!!! What FUN!!!

 I purr that you all will have FUN!!
What will you be doing this weekend?

Wednesday 4 November 2020

Monday 2 November 2020

Halloween Visitors!

Julie: On Halloween we had some visitors to our yard.
Mum caught this deer as it was leaving.
It is at the end of the driveway.
This was about 1:30 PM

Mum also saw some birds at the feeders.
Here is a Chickadee.

This bluejay liked the seeds as well.

Around 5:30, mum saw another(same) deer!

This time there were 2 deer!
One was looking at mum, but did not leave.
Mum was inside the porch.

They had a good time in the yard.

The pictures are not good as the window mum had to use
is double paned and the outside pane is broken.

Julie is expressing her feelings about the visitors.
She is most likely jealous that they are outside
and she is not.

Never fear, she did manage to have a short outing.
That will be another post.
Because we are off the beaten track and COVID
we had a quiet Halloween.
We (at least me) are happy these critters
decided to drop by!