Tuesday, September 30, 2008

It's Me....Sam. And I'm Blogging!

I have control of Skittles' Blog!!!!! I sneaked in through the open window.

Finally I get to speak. I get to tell my own story. I'm so excited. Skittles said she has lots of internet friends (we won't mention SlyCat) Maybe I can make a friend or two.

My name is Sam, The Marmalade Cat. I'm an independent sort of guy. I've been on my own for at least 5 years now. So, I'm pretty good at hunting and finding food.

I used to belong to someone. I don't like to talk about it. It was a sad time in my life. That pet human of Skittles wanted to know if I left of my own accord, or if I was abandoned. But I just stared at her.


That human looks kind of nice. Skittles loves her very much. So today when she followed me around with a small metal flashy box, I sat down and let her get about 10 feet away.

She didn't try anything, so I took a bath. She seemed to like that. Weird.

Anyway, I've been in love with Skittles for 5 years now. She and her pet human lived here once before. I would come around then a lot and follow that beautiful tabby all around the yard. Even then Skittles would bop me on the nose. She's kind of cute, ummm, well actually, very sexy when she does that. I like strong women.

Then "that man" came along, and Skittles and her pet moved to Las Vegas. I was so sad! Did you ever know that you can actually feel your own heart break? I'm a strong man-cat, but I cried a few tears.

Then! Skittles and her human came back! I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw that certain fierce huntress slinking around the yard again.

Skittles says she tormented "that man" mercilessly with rats and lizards and such. She would hide them in his shoes and pockets, until he finally left. Then she and human came home again. Yeah for me!

I'm still courting Skittles. I intend to woo her away from SlyCat. She smells so good these days. She has this aura of catnip about her all the time now.

Well, that's all for now. Maybe one day I'll have a blog of my own.

Yours Truly,
Sam, The Marmalade Cat

Monday, September 29, 2008

Yoga Tuesday

Oh, my! I'm a bit exhausted. I've been getting involved in a heated debate over at the Lutheran Surrealist. Pro-Life vs. Pro-Choice.

I need a yoga class to unwind.

Come and join me. Forget about politics for just a few moments.

Breathe in very deeply. Center yourself and let your thoughts become quiet. Exhale slowly......



I feel so much better! Very relaxed and ready to take on McCain/Palin and Obama/Biden.

Now, time for refreshments!

grilled scallops

traditional prime rib
and for my vegetarian friends.....asparagus lasagna


Luv,
Skittles, The Huntress

Sunday, September 28, 2008

I'm In Charge Here!!!!!

I'M IN CHARGE HERE! YES, INDEED!

How do I know this? I can train my pet human to do anything I want. Recently I decided to take up residence on the desk, specifically lying around on the keyboard.

(I posted this photo a couple of entries ago, but I think it's a fairly good example of what I mean)
So, my pet human starts whining and moaning about fur and dander in her computer. She keeps trying to push me away. She picks me up, puts me down.

This seemed like a perfect time to get what I want. I kept at it, day and night. Anytime the PH sat down at the computer.

Finally! She gets the idea and she puts my favorite blanket on the corner of the desk. Note: the desk is not for any of her work of course! But I still wouldn't sleep on the blanket. I continued to sleep on the computer keyboard.

So, my PH put a towel down on the blanket, then put some NIP on the towel for me.
Took her long enough to get the message.
I don't even bother to line it up before snorting it!

Ahhhhhhh! stoned.
See, if I'm persistent enough, I get whatever I want.

BTW: I went to visit Ginny today, my unpaid political adviser. She had this wreath on her door. I think this is the prettiest wreath I've ever seen.

Luv,
Skittles, The Huntress

Friday, September 26, 2008

Date Night With SlyCat


I had a wonderful date night with my steady boyfriend, SlyCat.

You can see all the wonderful things we did over at his site: Sly Likes Things.

I think I need to relax and have a spa day now.

Luv,
Skittles, The Huntress

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Thursday Thirteen

I was minding my own business, staring at photos of SlyCat on my computer, when my pet human dumped a bunch of oookie stuff on my desk.

"Skittles, you need to get ready for your date night with SlyCat. It's coming up this weekend. I'm going to help you get ready. You want to be pretty right?"

Bubble bath, wash and dry your fur.....cleanse and tone your skin, makeup, and of course some perfume.

"No thanks," I said. "I'm already beautiful."
"Besides, I think SlyCat would probably prefer a tummy shot instead of smelly gooky ooookie stuff."

13 Things I Need To Do To Get Ready For Datenight


1. prepare some new tummy shot photos

2. catch a nice appetizer to bring along, perhaps some fresh lizard or rat

3. get up to date on all the local sports news around Evanston, Illinois (I should be able to talk about sports!)

4. strut my stuff in front of Sam, The Marmalade Cat to make him jealous

5. call my girlfriends

6. Diet? maybe not, I'm pretty sleek as it is.

7. Should I be able to intelligently discuss the economy? I don't know, maybe not, maybe play dumb a little

8. Consider getting some soft claws in beautiful fashion colors. Sly might like that.

9. bring out my teddy dog and practice kissing.......just in case!

10. learn to bat my eyelashes

11. play hard to get

12. don't answer the phone!!!!!! just let it ring.

13. do I need to anything else?????????? Should I learn how to giggle nervously?

Luv,
Skittles, The Huntress

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Wordy Wednesday

My political statement for today. Some catizens believe the Patriot Act has eaten away at our individual civil rights, including privacy. Our government uses the Patriot Act to spy on our enemies, supposed or not.

I disagree.

The greatest threat to our privacy is not the government. It's Google.

Yes, Google. We can all thank Larry Paige and Sergey Brin.
At one time, I used to sign into Blogger with a unique username. Then one day I was required to have a gmail account. Or some such silly thing. So, hey why not? I got my own address: skittlesthehuntress@gmail.com. My pet human has her own gmail account with her name. Personally both I and my pet human freak out at the ads that pop up on the side columns when reading our emails. Gmail scans the content of our personal and private emails, and then targets marketing campaigns based on the content. BAD!

My pet likes to use the Picasa photo manager on her email.
So, today I clicked on the photos button while in gmail. Guess what I found? Picasa has been tracking every single photo ever posted on not only TWKK, but also my pet's other blogs, which are now inactive.

Every photo of me, every photo of yoga poses, every photo of my teddy dog,
Every photo of SlyCat,
Every photo from Morocco,
AND every photo of HAM FOR MILES, at yoga classes.

I am shocked. Picasa had a couple of thousand photos, many of them are from posts that are saved as drafts and have never been posted to the public forum.

Every bit of data the government could ever want on anyone, anywhere is being held in the Google servers. Heaven forbid that Google should ever fall into enemy hands.

Luv,
Skittles, The Huntress

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Mighty Huntress Monday

The war continues and it's my turn to lob the next bomb.



I really didn't appreciate my pet human using MY blog for her political stuff. So I sent her a message last night.


Next time the rat will be IN her shoe, not just next to them.


I am the Mighty Huntress. Apparently my pet human keeps forgetting about this.

Can't wait to hear her shriek.

Luv,
Skittles, The Huntress

Thursday, September 18, 2008

I Accept The Challenge

Recently on the Cat Realm, Mr. Chen won the award for the next dare. Here it is:

Mr. Chen dares you all to
come up with one creative, fun, useful way to save the environment
and put a picture of yourself doing it on your blog!

Well, I was doing this a long time ago. Here I am from a post on Nov. 4, 2007. I'm into recycling.


Luv,
Skittles, The Huntress

WARNING:

The Post Below Is Not Kitty Related. It Is Political. Do Not Read If You Wish To Remain Politicos Free

Words for the Weekend

From WW, aka The Pet Human.

Skittles and I have an agreement. I can use the blog for my stuff on weekends. Kitties are always welcome to comment. I welcome all viewpoints. (I will not be posting a link for this on cat blogosphere, however, as it is not kitty related)

Today I received an email from a dear friend, 80 years old, Kentucky bred, avid tennis player, Navy wife, staunch conservative. The email read this:



"This lady has a point.
May 5, 2008 at 5:35 pm

Just how much Senate experience does Barack Obama have in terms of actual work days? Not much.

From the time Barack Obama was sworn in as a United State Senator, to the time he announced he was forming a Presidential exploratory committee, he logged 143 days of experience in the Senate. That's how many days the Senate was actually in session and working.

After 143 days of work experience, Obama believed he was ready to be Commander In Chief, Leader of the Free World, and fill the shoes of Abraham Lincoln, FDR, JFK and Ronald Reagan.

143 days -- I keep leftovers in my refrigerator longer than that.

In contrast, John McCain's 26 years in Congress, 22 years of military service including 1,966 days in captivity as a POW in Hanoi now seem more impressive than ever. At 71, John McCain may just be hitting his stride.

Think about IT!!!

Think you know who this man is?
This possible President of the United States !! Read Below and
ask yourselves, is this REALLY someone we can see as the
President of our great nation!!!!

Below are a few lines from Obama's books; In his words!

>From Dreams of My Father: 'I ceased to advertise my mother's race at the age of 12 or 13, when I began to suspect that by doing so I was ingratiating myself to whites.'

From Dreams of My Father : 'I found a solace in nursing a pervasive sense of grievance and animosity against my mother's race.'



From Dreams of My Father: 'There was something about him that made me wary, a little too sure of himself, maybe. And white.'

From Dreams of My Father: 'It remained necessary to prove which side you were on, to show your loyalty to the black masses, to strike out and name names.'

From Dreams of My Father: 'I never emulate white men and brown men whose fates didn't speak to my own. It was into my father's image, the black man, son of Africa , that I'd packed all the attributes I sought in myself , the attributes of Martin and Malcolm, DuBois and Mandela.'

And FINALLY the Most Damning one of ALL of them!!!

>From Audacity of Hope: 'I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction."



I'm not sure who "this lady" who has a point is. But I emailed my friend to ask. If all these quotes are true, I will admit, they push me closer to the conservative side.

P.S.
This post in no way reflects Skittles' political viewpoints. She will post her own party agenda next week.

Formerly Feral Friday

My pet human was going to enter this for Meow Like A Pirate. But, I said to her: I'm a girl. Are girls pirates? I think I should be the galley wench.



Anyway, I'm not really meowing like a pirate, I'm just LMAO!

Hahahahahahahaha HAR! 13 google searches for Thursday Thirteen! That was a great post! I crack me up! HAR!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Thursday Thirteen

Good morning everyone! Today it's time again for my favorite type of Thursday 13.


13 Google searches that led to TWKK:


1. A Moroccan, a cat, and my fat ass

2. Legalizing cat nip

3. Kitten cannon (bad people!)

4. 12 lurid poems about kittens

5. lovely cats, photos (from Poland)

6. I sleep on top of the bedspread

7. How much is a truffle mushroom worth (Jeter Harris never reported back on how his Mom's mushroom's turned out)

8. Baby bello mushrooms smell bad

9. highest mountain not climbed (sheesh! that's from my pet human posting her stories)

10. Cat eating Skittles

11. Shelter Island Yoga

12.Benne Venta Bernise (???????????????)

13. How to make a red rope licorice dispenser Wayne's World. (3 hits just in the last hour!)

Now I need to focus and stand guard. I need to watch for Sam, The Marmalade Cat. So far he hasn't found me.

Luv,
Skittles, The Huntress

Monday, September 15, 2008

Tabby Tuesday

Oh wow! Sam, The Marmalade Cat is back. And he's still chasing me. I see him in the front yard.
Maybe I can hide................no, he'll see me here
Maybe behind the lavender...........no too exposed
This is better. He'll never find me. Maybe I can leave his engagement ring out on the front porch where he'll find it.
Oh, Skittles! I see you! I want to talk to you. I have much to tell you about my trip this summer vacation. I found a lovely vacation home for you and I to share. No, I won't take back my ring. I still want to marry you. I've been in love for 4 years now. I've waited patiently, now it's my turn to talk.......

To be continued.....................................

Saturday, September 13, 2008

The Hand Report

Thank you to all who inquired about my pet human's hand. Here's the report.

She went to the neurologist Saturday morning. I asked her what Dr. Tim said.

WW: "It's a bruise on the ulnar nerve that runs through the elbow. It was amazing, he knew even where my back was hurting too. He said it should heal in about 6 weeks to 3 months."

STH: "Ummmm, the ulnar nerve? Isn't that usually referred to by humans as the funny bone? You bruised your funny bone? How embarrassing is that?

WW: "It's not embarrassing or funny either! Besides, Dr. Tim was concerned that my right hand showed considerable weakness, especially for being my dominant hand. I'm supposed to pay close attention to that in the coming weeks."

STH: "You've bruised your funny bone??! I've got the whole cat blogosphere worried and praying for you! Can't you make it more dramatic? I can't tell my fellow kitties this! I want something serious!"

WW: Well, Dr. Tim used the word neuropathy. It's Latin. Does that sound serious enough for you?

STH: "Oh, I suppose."

So, mostly the numbness is an annoyance right now. I have a little trouble with strength in my hand, and it makes gardening a bit challenging. But, according to Dr. Tim, the numbness will go away.

Many thanks to all the kitties for their prayers! The prayers were answered.

Luv,
WW
&
Skittles (the drama queen)

Friday, September 12, 2008

I AM SAM, SAID SAM I AM!!!!!

Look closely! It is I, Sam The Marmalade Cat.
I have returned from summer vacation.
AND I have returned to win over the beautiful, sleek, stunning, Skittles. This is my territory. Where is she hiding? I know all about SlyCat.
Did SlyCat really think that I was gone for good? Doesn't he know that I'm a real Tom Cat? I'm tough, and I don't let one rejection of marriage stop me. I have every intention of winning back my Skittles.

Did SlyCat really think that just one date night since May is enough to woo a stunning princess? Where is she???? I will find her, and I will not take back the ring I gave to her in May.
Oh, Skittles! I found you! Hiding in a box on the side deck??? You're mine! Just listen to my proposal..........

To be continued..........


p.s.
from WW, the pet human: I came home for lunch this afternoon, and was stunned and happily surprised to see Sammy for the first time since late May. He looked very healthy and spent much of the afternoon marking the yard as his territory.

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Wordy Wednesday

OH HEY!!!!

What does one do with a stack of freshly laundered beach towels?????
Sleep on them of course!
Snnnnnnnnnnnnnnzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz!

Hmmmm! Maybe this should be Wordless Wednesday instead.

Luv,
Skittles, The Huntress

p.s. my pet human will see a neurologist on Saturday about the hand thing. Sometimes it gets better, then sometimes it goes back to the way it was

Sunday, September 07, 2008

My Hunting Perch

RETALIATION!!!!!

This is my favorite spot to watch for huntables. The best hunting in the yard is off the western side of the house, by my side deck. I can watch from the window, then pounce from above!

There are lots of birds in that tree, but it's in the neighbor's yard. He doesn't like for me to chase his birds.
But that's ok, I found something else, something nice and juicy to bring into the house.
My pet human will "love" this one. HAR!

Luv,
Skittles, The Huntress

p.s. the pet human had to go to the doctor today. When she woke up this morning, her right hand was completely numb. Her arm started going numb too, so she left work early. Thankfully a stroke was ruled out, but there will be further testing for nerve issues. So unfortunately I won't be posting much for a while.

Saturday, September 06, 2008

New Friends Made While Hiking In The Sierras

My pet human returned from a backpacking trip in the Sierras. (I'm still mad at being held as a POW during this time!)

But she also brought back photos of some new friends she made. Did you know that dogs go hiking too?!!!!

Here are photos of a nice group of hikers who brought their dogs along.

Ladies and Gentlemen, I present to you: Max and Sullivan! They even carry their own packs! This photo was taken at 1000 Island Lakes outside of Mammoth at about 10,500'.
But wait!!! There's one more new friend! Here she is: Katrina!
Katrina normally hikes under her own power, but she was feeling a little high altitude sickness, so her human packed her in that day.

But even more impressive is this: guess where Katrina gets her name. She's a refugee from Hurricane Katrina! Wow!
She's a cutie!

More photos from my pet human's recent hiking trip in the Sierras.

1000 Island Lake with Mt. Ritter in the background
Approach meadow to 1000 Island Lake, again, Mt. Ritter in the background.
Reflective pond along the trail to Duck Lake.

Luv,
Skittles, The Huntress

p.s. oh, yeah.....all photos copyright protected. See bottom of sidebar if you have questions.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

It's Me....Sam. And I'm Blogging!

I have control of Skittles' Blog!!!!! I sneaked in through the open window.

Finally I get to speak. I get to tell my own story. I'm so excited. Skittles said she has lots of internet friends (we won't mention SlyCat) Maybe I can make a friend or two.

My name is Sam, The Marmalade Cat. I'm an independent sort of guy. I've been on my own for at least 5 years now. So, I'm pretty good at hunting and finding food.

I used to belong to someone. I don't like to talk about it. It was a sad time in my life. That pet human of Skittles wanted to know if I left of my own accord, or if I was abandoned. But I just stared at her.


That human looks kind of nice. Skittles loves her very much. So today when she followed me around with a small metal flashy box, I sat down and let her get about 10 feet away.

She didn't try anything, so I took a bath. She seemed to like that. Weird.

Anyway, I've been in love with Skittles for 5 years now. She and her pet human lived here once before. I would come around then a lot and follow that beautiful tabby all around the yard. Even then Skittles would bop me on the nose. She's kind of cute, ummm, well actually, very sexy when she does that. I like strong women.

Then "that man" came along, and Skittles and her pet moved to Las Vegas. I was so sad! Did you ever know that you can actually feel your own heart break? I'm a strong man-cat, but I cried a few tears.

Then! Skittles and her human came back! I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw that certain fierce huntress slinking around the yard again.

Skittles says she tormented "that man" mercilessly with rats and lizards and such. She would hide them in his shoes and pockets, until he finally left. Then she and human came home again. Yeah for me!

I'm still courting Skittles. I intend to woo her away from SlyCat. She smells so good these days. She has this aura of catnip about her all the time now.

Well, that's all for now. Maybe one day I'll have a blog of my own.

Yours Truly,
Sam, The Marmalade Cat

Monday, September 29, 2008

Yoga Tuesday

Oh, my! I'm a bit exhausted. I've been getting involved in a heated debate over at the Lutheran Surrealist. Pro-Life vs. Pro-Choice.

I need a yoga class to unwind.

Come and join me. Forget about politics for just a few moments.

Breathe in very deeply. Center yourself and let your thoughts become quiet. Exhale slowly......



I feel so much better! Very relaxed and ready to take on McCain/Palin and Obama/Biden.

Now, time for refreshments!

grilled scallops

traditional prime rib
and for my vegetarian friends.....asparagus lasagna


Luv,
Skittles, The Huntress

Sunday, September 28, 2008

I'm In Charge Here!!!!!

I'M IN CHARGE HERE! YES, INDEED!

How do I know this? I can train my pet human to do anything I want. Recently I decided to take up residence on the desk, specifically lying around on the keyboard.

(I posted this photo a couple of entries ago, but I think it's a fairly good example of what I mean)
So, my pet human starts whining and moaning about fur and dander in her computer. She keeps trying to push me away. She picks me up, puts me down.

This seemed like a perfect time to get what I want. I kept at it, day and night. Anytime the PH sat down at the computer.

Finally! She gets the idea and she puts my favorite blanket on the corner of the desk. Note: the desk is not for any of her work of course! But I still wouldn't sleep on the blanket. I continued to sleep on the computer keyboard.

So, my PH put a towel down on the blanket, then put some NIP on the towel for me.
Took her long enough to get the message.
I don't even bother to line it up before snorting it!

Ahhhhhhh! stoned.
See, if I'm persistent enough, I get whatever I want.

BTW: I went to visit Ginny today, my unpaid political adviser. She had this wreath on her door. I think this is the prettiest wreath I've ever seen.

Luv,
Skittles, The Huntress

Friday, September 26, 2008

Date Night With SlyCat


I had a wonderful date night with my steady boyfriend, SlyCat.

You can see all the wonderful things we did over at his site: Sly Likes Things.

I think I need to relax and have a spa day now.

Luv,
Skittles, The Huntress

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Thursday Thirteen

I was minding my own business, staring at photos of SlyCat on my computer, when my pet human dumped a bunch of oookie stuff on my desk.

"Skittles, you need to get ready for your date night with SlyCat. It's coming up this weekend. I'm going to help you get ready. You want to be pretty right?"

Bubble bath, wash and dry your fur.....cleanse and tone your skin, makeup, and of course some perfume.

"No thanks," I said. "I'm already beautiful."
"Besides, I think SlyCat would probably prefer a tummy shot instead of smelly gooky ooookie stuff."

13 Things I Need To Do To Get Ready For Datenight


1. prepare some new tummy shot photos

2. catch a nice appetizer to bring along, perhaps some fresh lizard or rat

3. get up to date on all the local sports news around Evanston, Illinois (I should be able to talk about sports!)

4. strut my stuff in front of Sam, The Marmalade Cat to make him jealous

5. call my girlfriends

6. Diet? maybe not, I'm pretty sleek as it is.

7. Should I be able to intelligently discuss the economy? I don't know, maybe not, maybe play dumb a little

8. Consider getting some soft claws in beautiful fashion colors. Sly might like that.

9. bring out my teddy dog and practice kissing.......just in case!

10. learn to bat my eyelashes

11. play hard to get

12. don't answer the phone!!!!!! just let it ring.

13. do I need to anything else?????????? Should I learn how to giggle nervously?

Luv,
Skittles, The Huntress

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Wordy Wednesday

My political statement for today. Some catizens believe the Patriot Act has eaten away at our individual civil rights, including privacy. Our government uses the Patriot Act to spy on our enemies, supposed or not.

I disagree.

The greatest threat to our privacy is not the government. It's Google.

Yes, Google. We can all thank Larry Paige and Sergey Brin.
At one time, I used to sign into Blogger with a unique username. Then one day I was required to have a gmail account. Or some such silly thing. So, hey why not? I got my own address: skittlesthehuntress@gmail.com. My pet human has her own gmail account with her name. Personally both I and my pet human freak out at the ads that pop up on the side columns when reading our emails. Gmail scans the content of our personal and private emails, and then targets marketing campaigns based on the content. BAD!

My pet likes to use the Picasa photo manager on her email.
So, today I clicked on the photos button while in gmail. Guess what I found? Picasa has been tracking every single photo ever posted on not only TWKK, but also my pet's other blogs, which are now inactive.

Every photo of me, every photo of yoga poses, every photo of my teddy dog,
Every photo of SlyCat,
Every photo from Morocco,
AND every photo of HAM FOR MILES, at yoga classes.

I am shocked. Picasa had a couple of thousand photos, many of them are from posts that are saved as drafts and have never been posted to the public forum.

Every bit of data the government could ever want on anyone, anywhere is being held in the Google servers. Heaven forbid that Google should ever fall into enemy hands.

Luv,
Skittles, The Huntress

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Mighty Huntress Monday

The war continues and it's my turn to lob the next bomb.



I really didn't appreciate my pet human using MY blog for her political stuff. So I sent her a message last night.


Next time the rat will be IN her shoe, not just next to them.


I am the Mighty Huntress. Apparently my pet human keeps forgetting about this.

Can't wait to hear her shriek.

Luv,
Skittles, The Huntress

Thursday, September 18, 2008

I Accept The Challenge

Recently on the Cat Realm, Mr. Chen won the award for the next dare. Here it is:

Mr. Chen dares you all to
come up with one creative, fun, useful way to save the environment
and put a picture of yourself doing it on your blog!

Well, I was doing this a long time ago. Here I am from a post on Nov. 4, 2007. I'm into recycling.


Luv,
Skittles, The Huntress

WARNING:

The Post Below Is Not Kitty Related. It Is Political. Do Not Read If You Wish To Remain Politicos Free

Words for the Weekend

From WW, aka The Pet Human.

Skittles and I have an agreement. I can use the blog for my stuff on weekends. Kitties are always welcome to comment. I welcome all viewpoints. (I will not be posting a link for this on cat blogosphere, however, as it is not kitty related)

Today I received an email from a dear friend, 80 years old, Kentucky bred, avid tennis player, Navy wife, staunch conservative. The email read this:



"This lady has a point.
May 5, 2008 at 5:35 pm

Just how much Senate experience does Barack Obama have in terms of actual work days? Not much.

From the time Barack Obama was sworn in as a United State Senator, to the time he announced he was forming a Presidential exploratory committee, he logged 143 days of experience in the Senate. That's how many days the Senate was actually in session and working.

After 143 days of work experience, Obama believed he was ready to be Commander In Chief, Leader of the Free World, and fill the shoes of Abraham Lincoln, FDR, JFK and Ronald Reagan.

143 days -- I keep leftovers in my refrigerator longer than that.

In contrast, John McCain's 26 years in Congress, 22 years of military service including 1,966 days in captivity as a POW in Hanoi now seem more impressive than ever. At 71, John McCain may just be hitting his stride.

Think about IT!!!

Think you know who this man is?
This possible President of the United States !! Read Below and
ask yourselves, is this REALLY someone we can see as the
President of our great nation!!!!

Below are a few lines from Obama's books; In his words!

>From Dreams of My Father: 'I ceased to advertise my mother's race at the age of 12 or 13, when I began to suspect that by doing so I was ingratiating myself to whites.'

From Dreams of My Father : 'I found a solace in nursing a pervasive sense of grievance and animosity against my mother's race.'



From Dreams of My Father: 'There was something about him that made me wary, a little too sure of himself, maybe. And white.'

From Dreams of My Father: 'It remained necessary to prove which side you were on, to show your loyalty to the black masses, to strike out and name names.'

From Dreams of My Father: 'I never emulate white men and brown men whose fates didn't speak to my own. It was into my father's image, the black man, son of Africa , that I'd packed all the attributes I sought in myself , the attributes of Martin and Malcolm, DuBois and Mandela.'

And FINALLY the Most Damning one of ALL of them!!!

>From Audacity of Hope: 'I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction."



I'm not sure who "this lady" who has a point is. But I emailed my friend to ask. If all these quotes are true, I will admit, they push me closer to the conservative side.

P.S.
This post in no way reflects Skittles' political viewpoints. She will post her own party agenda next week.

Formerly Feral Friday

My pet human was going to enter this for Meow Like A Pirate. But, I said to her: I'm a girl. Are girls pirates? I think I should be the galley wench.



Anyway, I'm not really meowing like a pirate, I'm just LMAO!

Hahahahahahahaha HAR! 13 google searches for Thursday Thirteen! That was a great post! I crack me up! HAR!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Thursday Thirteen

Good morning everyone! Today it's time again for my favorite type of Thursday 13.


13 Google searches that led to TWKK:


1. A Moroccan, a cat, and my fat ass

2. Legalizing cat nip

3. Kitten cannon (bad people!)

4. 12 lurid poems about kittens

5. lovely cats, photos (from Poland)

6. I sleep on top of the bedspread

7. How much is a truffle mushroom worth (Jeter Harris never reported back on how his Mom's mushroom's turned out)

8. Baby bello mushrooms smell bad

9. highest mountain not climbed (sheesh! that's from my pet human posting her stories)

10. Cat eating Skittles

11. Shelter Island Yoga

12.Benne Venta Bernise (???????????????)

13. How to make a red rope licorice dispenser Wayne's World. (3 hits just in the last hour!)

Now I need to focus and stand guard. I need to watch for Sam, The Marmalade Cat. So far he hasn't found me.

Luv,
Skittles, The Huntress

Monday, September 15, 2008

Tabby Tuesday

Oh wow! Sam, The Marmalade Cat is back. And he's still chasing me. I see him in the front yard.
Maybe I can hide................no, he'll see me here
Maybe behind the lavender...........no too exposed
This is better. He'll never find me. Maybe I can leave his engagement ring out on the front porch where he'll find it.
Oh, Skittles! I see you! I want to talk to you. I have much to tell you about my trip this summer vacation. I found a lovely vacation home for you and I to share. No, I won't take back my ring. I still want to marry you. I've been in love for 4 years now. I've waited patiently, now it's my turn to talk.......

To be continued.....................................

Saturday, September 13, 2008

The Hand Report

Thank you to all who inquired about my pet human's hand. Here's the report.

She went to the neurologist Saturday morning. I asked her what Dr. Tim said.

WW: "It's a bruise on the ulnar nerve that runs through the elbow. It was amazing, he knew even where my back was hurting too. He said it should heal in about 6 weeks to 3 months."

STH: "Ummmm, the ulnar nerve? Isn't that usually referred to by humans as the funny bone? You bruised your funny bone? How embarrassing is that?

WW: "It's not embarrassing or funny either! Besides, Dr. Tim was concerned that my right hand showed considerable weakness, especially for being my dominant hand. I'm supposed to pay close attention to that in the coming weeks."

STH: "You've bruised your funny bone??! I've got the whole cat blogosphere worried and praying for you! Can't you make it more dramatic? I can't tell my fellow kitties this! I want something serious!"

WW: Well, Dr. Tim used the word neuropathy. It's Latin. Does that sound serious enough for you?

STH: "Oh, I suppose."

So, mostly the numbness is an annoyance right now. I have a little trouble with strength in my hand, and it makes gardening a bit challenging. But, according to Dr. Tim, the numbness will go away.

Many thanks to all the kitties for their prayers! The prayers were answered.

Luv,
WW
&
Skittles (the drama queen)

Friday, September 12, 2008

I AM SAM, SAID SAM I AM!!!!!

Look closely! It is I, Sam The Marmalade Cat.
I have returned from summer vacation.
AND I have returned to win over the beautiful, sleek, stunning, Skittles. This is my territory. Where is she hiding? I know all about SlyCat.
Did SlyCat really think that I was gone for good? Doesn't he know that I'm a real Tom Cat? I'm tough, and I don't let one rejection of marriage stop me. I have every intention of winning back my Skittles.

Did SlyCat really think that just one date night since May is enough to woo a stunning princess? Where is she???? I will find her, and I will not take back the ring I gave to her in May.
Oh, Skittles! I found you! Hiding in a box on the side deck??? You're mine! Just listen to my proposal..........

To be continued..........


p.s.
from WW, the pet human: I came home for lunch this afternoon, and was stunned and happily surprised to see Sammy for the first time since late May. He looked very healthy and spent much of the afternoon marking the yard as his territory.

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Wordy Wednesday

OH HEY!!!!

What does one do with a stack of freshly laundered beach towels?????
Sleep on them of course!
Snnnnnnnnnnnnnnzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz!

Hmmmm! Maybe this should be Wordless Wednesday instead.

Luv,
Skittles, The Huntress

p.s. my pet human will see a neurologist on Saturday about the hand thing. Sometimes it gets better, then sometimes it goes back to the way it was

Sunday, September 07, 2008

My Hunting Perch

RETALIATION!!!!!

This is my favorite spot to watch for huntables. The best hunting in the yard is off the western side of the house, by my side deck. I can watch from the window, then pounce from above!

There are lots of birds in that tree, but it's in the neighbor's yard. He doesn't like for me to chase his birds.
But that's ok, I found something else, something nice and juicy to bring into the house.
My pet human will "love" this one. HAR!

Luv,
Skittles, The Huntress

p.s. the pet human had to go to the doctor today. When she woke up this morning, her right hand was completely numb. Her arm started going numb too, so she left work early. Thankfully a stroke was ruled out, but there will be further testing for nerve issues. So unfortunately I won't be posting much for a while.

Saturday, September 06, 2008

New Friends Made While Hiking In The Sierras

My pet human returned from a backpacking trip in the Sierras. (I'm still mad at being held as a POW during this time!)

But she also brought back photos of some new friends she made. Did you know that dogs go hiking too?!!!!

Here are photos of a nice group of hikers who brought their dogs along.

Ladies and Gentlemen, I present to you: Max and Sullivan! They even carry their own packs! This photo was taken at 1000 Island Lakes outside of Mammoth at about 10,500'.
But wait!!! There's one more new friend! Here she is: Katrina!
Katrina normally hikes under her own power, but she was feeling a little high altitude sickness, so her human packed her in that day.

But even more impressive is this: guess where Katrina gets her name. She's a refugee from Hurricane Katrina! Wow!
She's a cutie!

More photos from my pet human's recent hiking trip in the Sierras.

1000 Island Lake with Mt. Ritter in the background
Approach meadow to 1000 Island Lake, again, Mt. Ritter in the background.
Reflective pond along the trail to Duck Lake.

Luv,
Skittles, The Huntress

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