Computer Malfunction

I apologize for not having a recent post. Our super duper HP laptop, which contained all of our photos, died. I had backed up a lot of them, but not the most recent photographs – which, ironically, I was planning on doing the week the laptop died. We took a trip to Best Buy’s Geek Squad, where they diagnosed the hard drive and told me that they couldn’t even access the files on it – all for free, I might add (my thanks to Tracy at Country Girl, City Bling for recommending them). We were there for about 3 hours, and ended up getting a new Lenovo laptop. Two days later we had to go back to Best Buy to exchange our new laptop for another new one – I’m sure you computer geeks must know how aggravating it is to set up everything on your new computer (on a new operating system, no less), only to have to exchange it and do it all over again! I also worked to put our new photos on our PC, too. C’est la vie!

Bo: Omigosh, mummy, I can’t believe you lost all of our beautiful photos!

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Kobi: For cat’s sake, Bo, it wasn’t her fault! I love you, mum.

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We have a couple of guests here today, as well. Our friend Sainty showed us how pleased he is that it’s spring by using these (fake) flowers as his bed.

Sainty April 2015

And Big Orange says hello and Happy Spring, too!

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Quotes of the Day

Kirk: Computer, go to sensor probe. Any unusual readings?
Computer: No decipherable reading on females. However, unusual reading on male board members. Detecting high respiration patterns, perspiration rates up, heartbeat rapid, blood pressure higher than normal.
Kirk: Uh, that’s sufficient. Strike that from the record, Mr Spock.
(Star Trek, “Mudd’s Women”)

Spock: I prefer the concrete, the graspable, the proveable.
Kirk: You’d make a splendid computer, Mr Spock.
Spock: That is very kind of you, Captain!
(Star Trek, “The Return of the Archons”)

Spock: Computers make excellent and efficient servants, but I have no wish to serve under them. Captain, a starship also runs on loyalty to one man, and nothing can replace it or him.
(Star Trek, “The Ultimate Computer”)

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Fashion models

The barmy Bo, bringer of “Baal”-istic-like balderdash.

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The keen Kobi, the kabalistic and kooky kat.

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It’s a crazy life we live, you and I.

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Quotes of the Day

You can never be overdressed or overeducated. (Oscar Wilde)

Fashion fades, only style remains the same. (Coco Chanel)

My cat is older than many fashion models. I won’t even discuss the fact that she also weighs more. (Gina Barreca)

“It’s a crazy life we live, you and I” is from the Little River Band’s “We Two.”

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When I was two, I was nearly new

It’s our birthday today. We are two years old!

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We still hang out together.

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And we still fight!

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Quotes of the Day (really, selected poetry!)

Tattoo was the mother of Pinkle Purr,
An enormous leopard with coal-black fur.
A little brown kitten that’s nearly new
Is now playing games with its big Tattoo…
And Pink looks lazily down at her:
“Dear little Tat,” says Pinkle Purr.
(a.a. milne, Pinkle Purr)

I love my little kitty
her coat is so warm.
And if I don’t hurt her
She’ll do me no harm
I won’t pull her tail,
Or drive her away
And kitty and I
Very gently will play.
(Mother Goose)

Now I lay me down to sleep,
I pray this cushy life to keep.
I pray for toys that look like mice,
And sofa cushions, soft and nice.

I pray for gourmet kitty snacks,
And someone nice to scratch my back,
For windowsills all warm and bright,
For shadows to explore at night.

I pray I’ll always stay real cool
And keep the secret feline rule
To NEVER tell a human that
The world is really ruled by CATS!
(Anonymous)

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Creative Blogger Award

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Thanks to the wonderful blogger and her cat Sonu Singh at But I Smile Anyway, I’ve been nominated for the Creative Blogger Award! (Or, as she put it, the Can’t Be Arsed award!)

The rules are as follows:

1. Contact all of your nominees and notify them of their award. You can pick as many blogs as you like, but five is the minimum.

2. Give a shout-out to the blogger that nominated you and post a link to their website.

3. Share five random facts about yourself.

4. Display the Creative Blogger Award image above your post.

5. Pass along these rules to the nominees.

So, five random things about myself.

1. I’m playing fetch with Kobi as I’m writing this.

2. I have celiac disease, which means I can’t eat wheat, rye, or barley, or any derivatives thereof. (Fortunately, I don’t like beer!)

3. I love the beach!

4. I like to write.

5. My husband and I are big geeks (okay, that might not be a surprise!). We both used to collect comic books and still peruse the comic book racks. I have 6+ long comic book boxes in my spare room.

Now it’s time for five other blogs to nominate.

1. Hands on Bowie

2. Gentle stitches

3. These Days of Mine

4. Two Cats Views

5. One Spoiled Cat

Thank you again, Ritu, for nominating me!

 

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The proof of the cat is in the mouse

Every cat has its day. A cat in the hand is worth two in the bush. Give the cat his due.

These are the proverbs that would exist if cats wrote them.

When the cat’s away, the mice will play. Too bad for our mice that the cats are always around.

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Resting after a long day’s work.

Kobi and his mouse-2

Quotes of the Day

The cat is nature’s Beauty. (French proverb)

It is better to feed one cat than many mice. (Norwegian proverb)

After dark all cats are leopards. (Native American proverb)

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Sunday Selfies with Kobi and The Cat on My Head!

It’s me, Kobi, with my favorite mousie! Mum and dad say it looks like a rat, but I love it! It’s the best!

Sunday Selfie with Kobi

Quotes of the Day

The cat is the only animal which accepts the comforts but rejects the bondage of domesticity. (Georges Louis Leclerc de Buffon)

If cats looked like frogs we’d realize what nasty, cruel little bastards they are. Style. That’s what people remember. (Terry Pratchett, Lords and Ladies)

Never try to outstubborn a cat. (Robert A. Heinlein, Time Enough for Love)

This is part of The Cat on My Head‘s Sunday blog hop!

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The first day of spring

This week we received some new furniture, so we moved the furniture around a bit. The animals are enjoying the new arrangement!

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(Sheba) Wow! My own couch!

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(Kobi) Um, not quite!

We also added a cushion to a side table. The cats loved this!

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(Bo) Look at all this sun!

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(Kobi) You’re right, Bo, this really is comfortable!

Unfortunately, it does not look like spring here where I live.

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What?

We’re hoping the snow won’t accumulate too much!

Quotes of the Day

Spring is nature’s way of saying, ‘Let’s party!’ (Robin Williams)

Spring is God’s way of saying, ‘One more time!’ (Robert Orben)

Every spring is the only spring, a perpetual astonishment. (Ellis Peters)

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Sunday Selfies Blog Hop

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I am the beautiful Bo, and my tail is like a peacock’s – except it’s a cat’s tail. (More on my wonderful tail will appear later this week!)

Quotes of the Day

There’s no need for a piece of sculpture in a home that has a cat. (Wesley Bates)

My cat speaks sign language with her tail. (Robert A. Stern)

Cats seem to go on the principle that it never does any harm to ask for what you want. (Joseph Wood Krutch)

This is part of The Cat on My Head‘s Blog Hop!

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Caption this

What do you think Kobi is thinking in this picture? Inquiring minds want to know!

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Quotes of the Day

Every day’s an adventure when I step out of my door. That’s why I usually wear a hat and keep my head low. (Steve Buscemi)

And all your future lies beneath your hat. (John Oldham)

Any old place I can hang my hat is home sweet home to me. (William Jerome)

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As the crow flies

We found out recently that crows like to eat peanuts in the shell. They crack the shell and then eat the peanut inside. We have hundreds of crows in the area. In the morning, they fly from the river, eastward. In the afternoon, they fly back to the river. Groups of crows (or, more accurately, a “murder” of crows) frequently lounge in our neighborhood.

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Feeding peanuts in the shell to our local crows.

The cats now have a daily morning TV show called “Feeding the Crows.” They look forward to this every morning!

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Quotes of the Day

I’d rather learn from one bird how to sing than to teach ten thousand stars how not to dance. (e.e. cummings)

In order to see birds it is necessary to become a part of the silence. (Robert Lynd)

Faith is the bird that feels the light when the dawn is still dark. (Rabindranath Tagore)

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