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Sunday, September 20, 2020

Mr. P. P. Pumpkin

Hello I am 
Mr. 'Perfect' Peter Pumpkin
I'm residing at Casa U. 
The humans were totally amazed when the found me
they were not looking.  
BUT they said when you find perfection you must seize it.
I decided I wanted to be fancy for my first meeting 

They said I'm the perfect shape, size color, not a dent or scratch on me
and most of all appears my stem is perfectly PERFECT.
Pumpkins in the past have come up short...pun the stem department.
And best of all I was ONLY 
 I was adopted from Wegmans my adoption fee was ONLY
Evidently this is an unheard of price for Perfect Peter Pumpkins
Below is my original Selfie

 Ivy and I were lonely
Muriel Mum adds the purrfect pop of 
Fall Color

Saturday, September 19, 2020

Symmetry and Snicker Saturday

Below photos are of a new multi-purpose building.
We have watched this building rise from a giant hole in the ground
for the as 18 months maybe 2 years on our way to and from
lunch at Seaboard Cafe.
Finally it is finished.  As far as we can tell
they only occupant so far it
Publix Grocery Store which occupies the entire first floor

In spite of the major inconvenience, I do like the symmetry and art on the side of the building
Note all grocery carts all lined up neatly.

 Personally I would not want to live above a grocery store or on this very busy corner.

Side note:  This post was prepared using new blogger.  It is my 2nd post 
I liked the option when it was time to select image.  There are several choices:
1. from computer, 2. from photos, 3. from Blogger...haven't tried that yet 
4. from URL

Garfield by Jim Davis
This is for my Orange-Man Teddy King of Baconia
Teddy guard you bacon E.T. and his friends know about Bacon!!!!

Garfield Comic Strip for September 15, 2020

Friday, September 18, 2020

Nature Friday and Pup on Feline Friday

I thank our hosts
and LLG Gang 

Auntie HiC
I wanted to show off some of my tricks. I’ll do anything for a 🎾, ha!
Here is a short video.  I can read Mom's hand signs, and understand what she is telling me to do!!!
Mom brushed me today, and I’m looking good, and feeling 5 lbs lighter.

click on the link it is 19 seconds

I can’t wait to see the Felines’ reaction when they see me. Teeheehee

❤️ Pup (Formerly known as Stray) 

You look very ‘formal’ all spruced up to the 9 with your soft furs
The felines are on a need to know...and they don’t need to know.
We both know Rocky and Kat will be in awe...although they like to
appear aloof THAT is just the Feline nature.
Pup Standing ovations for such a wonderful video
OMDs you know hand signs and understand verbal commands.
You make Auntie so Proud

Lovingly Auntie HiC


For Nature Friday I have 
gorgeous Hibiscus that live at Logan's Nursery.
They were nearly as big as a dinner plate.

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Thoroughly Poetic and Thankful Thursday#38

Today we join Two  SPOILED CATS 
Angel Sammy and Teddy for their poetic pictorial poem.

Here is today's inspiration

Hello Missy
come here quickie
don't be so prissy
I just want a kissy

Whoa cowboy
A choke hold is no way
to treat a girlie
trying to be Coy!!

Brian and his siblings are out host

I am very thankful to give you an excellent update on my dental visit on Tuesday, September 15.
WooHoo my gum is healing and the bone graft is getting more stable.
No cutting or dicing or slicing today.
My dentist wants to give my body another month to continue healing. I go back On Oct 19th.
Any way happy dance.  Oh I can chew on that side now but still no seeds or nuts at all until gum is completely heal. Thank you for all your kind words
Hugs Cecilia

Pickles by Brian Crane
This is a continuation from yesterday's Pickles
Roscoe's nose lead him astray and I'm sure Muffin, his superior Feline Sibling
was MOLing at this.
Pickles Comic Strip for September 15, 2020

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Wordless Wednesday

Hosted by Comedy Plus

Pickles by Brian Crane: September 14, 2020
We MOL'd/BOL'd/ and LOL'd at the last frame!!!

Pickles Comic Strip for September 14, 2020

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Happy Tuesday Tale from Kat

Hosted by Comedy Plus

He is such a  little whipper snapper and needs a chill pill.
Obviously, he’s brain hasn’t gotten the message that there will be no “catnuts” roasting by the open fire this season. 😹😹

In the meantime, I’ve discovered a new hideout on the dry sink. Mom put a blankie in it, so I’m comfy.

I’ll keep y’all posted on Rocky’s progress, and my patience. 😻

❤️ Kat Your FIRST Feline Nephew

Dearest First Feline Nephew...
MOL MOL 'no catnuts roasting on an open fire'...Auntie is rolling on the floor with tears in her eyes.  That is HILARIOUS

Sometimes.....Auntie has learned over all her 100 years....that throwing one's weight around can sometimes be a sign of lack of confidence and maybe Rocky is trying to figure out his place in the pecking order of the house. 
I predict he will 'magically' become less of a whipper snapper and more docile in the weeks to come. Uncle says Rocky would be wise to wave a white flag of surrender...
I love your precious photos. 
Thank you for your sweet email It made my day.
Lovingly your Auntie HiC

Monday, September 14, 2020

Sparks and Awww(esome) Monday

Two very, every day, photos turned into 
Awwwesome Photos

Awwwesome first

Kalidescope effect in LunaPic

Now that the weather is finally cooling down I enjoy afternoons reading in this chair on the back porch.


Awwwesome second
Dreaming Art Effect in LunaPic

Original Wasp

Sunday, September 13, 2020

Sunday Selfie

Oh those blue eyes....WOW
Venue: Dollar Store
Occasion: Welcoming Party for 2021
Starring:  Felines as always
Price: $2.00 
Large Calendar and one on the left were sold together
Small one on the right is for my pocketbook.
Yep I still use a pen to record my appointments

Next photo was taken last Sunday, September 6, at 7 am
from our driveway. I've taken a few photos of 
the full moon and sun rising this past week.  This is #2.
Our house faces north.
There is just a hint of the sun rising in the wispy clouds (left photo)
BUT please notice how it is ever so gently kissing the tops of the 
pine trees in the center of the right photo...and another full moon setting to the west.

Saturday, September 12, 2020

Snicker Saturday

A little kitty potty humor

The Argyle Sweater Comic Strip for September 05, 2020

Mother Goose and Grimm
 by Mike Peters

by Brian Crane
Pickles Comic Strip for September 08, 2020

Friday, September 11, 2020

Nature and Feline Friday and Remembering

Thanks Comedy Plus for hosting Feline Friday

Thanks LLB Gang for hosting Nature Flower Friday

My orange Nephew Rocky 

Last but not least here is a very short video of Rocky
Cute music:  The kitty is singing the song of his people in 1st soprano

All flowers photos taken at Logan's Trading Company

This was first posted on September 11, 2010 

In Memory of Victims of September 11, 2001
and their Family and Friends
We'll never forget you!!!
Taken on a beautiful August day in 1987.
Celebrating our Daughter's birthday in New York City 
Taken from Staten Island Ferry

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Thoroughly Poetic Thursday #37

Today we join Two  SPOILED CATS 
Angel Sammy and Teddy for their poetic pictorial poem.

Here is today's inspiration
English Cottage

Today I'm going to try to tell you a true story by way of poetry.
Background:  my DNA is English, Scottish and Irish
1968 my first job at NC State University in: Mechanical and Aerospace Department, one of my favorite Professors was from England.

One day maybe in May
in walked Professor Bailey
He always had a smile and a kind word.
He was a little person with a huge personality.
While opening his mail he was
listening to the conversations we gals were having.
All discussing our DNAs and things
we learned from our families along the way.
I was proudly proclaiming my DNA
English with a hint of Scottish and Irish they say.
The top of Professor Bailey's head was just visible over the counter
I noticed a bit of mischievous sparkle in his eyes.
He looked at me with a smile saying,
"My Dear Cecilia you are 100% Southern American thru and thru,
not a spot of English do I see or hear in you!!"

When I saw this English Cottage, the conversation with Professor Bailey popped in my head. In fact any time I'm asked my family background, I get a big smile
on my face thinking about Professor Bailey.
Maybe I'm Southern American with a splash of English, Scottish and Irish
to spice up the mix.

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Wordless Wednesday

Hosted by Comedy Plus

Icicle Lake, 
Leavenworth, Washington 
Trail Art photo taken by the Doodz mom
It is acrylic

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Happy Tuesday Ta(i)les

More snippets of snap shots from our Saturday cruisin'
Happy Curly Puppy Tail 
Friendly Raccoon
 While riding thru one area I kept seeing these signs.
Finally we stopped.  What a wonderful way to welcome students to 
the start of a school year in spite of it all being Virtual Learning.
Randy (I named him) Raccoon is the mascot for Aldert Root Elementary School here in Raleigh.
What a happy and unique way to make the students feel a part of the school.....
from home.

Monday, September 7, 2020

Awww Monday and Sparks

Happy Accident Photo.  I went out to get the newspaper lo and behold the Man in the Moon
was in his full splendor.  Sun rising behind me and moon setting in front of me.
The blue of the sky and them full moon were stunning.  Too bad I don't have a fancy camera with a long lens..this was taken with my iPad.   

Sunday, September 6, 2020

Three S's: Sunday, Selfie and Silly

Life is like Ground hog day nowadays...
Several of you saw this lovely pup
on Wednesday...then my 2nd post popped up.  She is such a beauty
I'm posting her again. I mistakenly set 2 posts
I know Angel Madi's head is hanging in shame.  Madi ran a tight ship..if she were here I'd be walking the plank for sure.

We met her on Saturday..
She is an Australian Doodle
Quite the lady too!!
What a beautiful girl and look at the 
profile.  Humans pay big bucks
to get fur this color and this soft.


Pickles by Brian Crane
Pickles Comic Strip for September 04, 2020
Some time ago I read an article about Brian Crane. When asked where he gets his ideas for Pickles he said he always keeps his eyes and ears on alert for ideas.
Most come from every day life with family and friends.  I'd love to be a fly on the wall at a family reunion.

Garfield by Jim Davis
Garfield Comic Strip for September 04, 2020

Saturday, September 5, 2020

Saturday Symmetry

More photos from our Saturday cruisin'

This is one of my favorites...I love the unusual windows and the blue door.
I think that is an Celtic Cross on the front door.

Friday, September 4, 2020

Nature and Feline Friday

Thanks Comedy Plus for hosting Feline Friday

Thanks LLB Gang for hosting Nature Flower Friday

Once again Nature right out our front and back doors
Front border is about 2 years old this is the most blooms
Back border is at least 25+ years.  It blooms every year but this might be the best in several years.  Pretty much care free plants.

Are you ready... sit, back turn up your volume and be ready to be 
Entertained for 45 wonderful seconds.~~~
Starring two
Brudders from other Mothers

Pup and Rocky

Tik Toc video "Can I pet that Dog"  

click below!!

Dearest Rocky and Pup!!!
Bravo standing ovation
What an adorable note and the video(yep Auntie watched and listened to it).  Twice‼️‼️‼️‼️
Pup is a fun-gi w/a very active tail.
Lovingly Auntie HiC

Thursday, September 3, 2020

Thankful and Thoroughly Poetic Thursday #36

My Ginger Nephew Rocky says


Rocky here! I want to thank you, and all our wonderful blog furiends for the heart-warming comments about my incredible news. The past 4 months have been stressful, and your encouraging, kind comments have been greatly appreciated. 
I went back to vet Tuesday for my last round of vaccinations, including Feline Leukemia. I was a good boy.

I’m so happy to be FeLV negative, I can’t contain my excitement. 😹
Check out this quick video

Rocky Jumpin' catfish that cube is crazy!!
Hugs Auntie HiC
Kat and I are still getting to know each other, but I know he likes me. He gently washed 👅 my face this morning while Mom was holding me. 😻
Tomorrow on Feline and Nature Friday Auntie will share a very funny video 
Starring Pup and ME....

❤️ Rocky Your Orange Nephew 
Dearest sweet Ginger nephew!
 OMC Kat has claimed you as his.  I know for a fact he only washes the faces of those he loves.  I expect once you two fall into a routine and you are comfy you will be washing his face!  

Lovingly your auntie HiC❤️💋🥰👏🏻‼️

Today we join Two  SPOILED CATS 
Angel Sammy and Teddy for their poetic pictorial poem.

Here is today's inspiration
Everlasting love and friendship
Very comforting
Only you know the true me
Through thick and thin, highs and lows...
I have your support and you have mine
Our love is deeper than the ocean
Near you is where I want to be...always

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

In PURRsuit of Flavors and Wordless Wednesday

I thank Da Phenny and Chef Shoko for 

Today's PURRsit is supposed to be a sheet pan meal
As always, in my world, rulez are a suggestion..
1.This is not a sheet pan but it is kinda flat...
2. You could make a meal out of this cranberry cornbread
slathered in buttah!!

Cranberry Orange Cornbread
1 navel orange
2 large eggs
1/2 cup low-fat buttermilk
1/4 cup canola oil
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 teaspoons baking soda
3/4 cup yellow stone ground corn meal
(it did not indicate plain or self rising, I used self rising which I always have
plenty of)
1 1/4 cup all purpose flour
1 cup fresh cranberries, mom used dried.
1.Heat oven to 375, coat a 8"x4" loaf pan with cooking spray
2. Grate zest from 1/2 of the orange into a large bowl. Cute the orange in half and squeeze all the juice. Whisk in eggs, buttermilk, oil, sugar, brown sugar, and salt until blended.  Scatter 4 teaspoons of baking powder over the top of this mixture, let it stand until foamy, about 3 minutes.
3. Stir together cornmeal, flower and cranberries, add them to wet ingredients, stirring just until batter is almost free of lumps.
4. Spoon into loaf pan, bake until a toothpick inserted comes out clean, ~ 35 to 40 minutes, Cool on a rack.
Tip: if you cannot find cranberries you may use fresh blueberries or raspberries.

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Oh one has given me a middle name Greg(arious).  Something to do with 
all the 'talking' I did on this trip.
Sincerely Rocky Greg(arious)