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Friday, March 25, 2011

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall

at least Melon is more likely to bounce than break should he fall off this wall.

I started to entitle this
"Melon keeps an eye out for Spring
and also for stray cats who do not belong in Melon's yard."

Unfortunately, Melon thinks Fred and Flora qualify as strays, which makes getting cats in and out rather interesting.  There have been some real strays around:  adorable cat formerly known as Buster who in his new home is Bentley, adorable little orange baby who I see lurking at the edge of my yard and the rather pitiful long hair Siamese mix I call Bonnie Gone Bad, because s/he looks a great deal like my adored Bonster.  The last is shy of people and has had fights with Fred and Melon.  If I see it out, I do take it food across the street.  I feel sorry for it.  I don't quite know how it survived this last winter, but it managed.  It's a gorgeous cat. And no, I'm not looking to adopt another. 

Maybe I should leave it at Humpty Dumpty.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Will wear silly outfits for treats and attention. 

Actually, I was thinking more of corned beef and cabbage.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Prayers for Japan

My sister in law Lou gave me these wonderful notecards for Christmas, maneki neko-- the beckoning cat.  It's supposed to be calling for good fortune for its owners.  It's based on the legend of a cat who helped its owner by calling to visitors.  The exact details vary, depending on the version. Now you can see umpteen versions.  Some come in non-cat colors, like pink or purple, and each has been assigned a meaning:  love, prosperity, ward off evil, etc.  This picture probably depicts a Japanese bobtail, a traditional breed.  Calico Japanese bobtails are considered the be the epitome of the breed.

Scotty and Lou were in Japan just before the major quake hit.  They missed it by hours.  I'm so thankful they left before the disaster.

My heart goes out to all those suffering in the devastation.