Saturday, April 19, 2008

Googly Eyes!

Just found and wanted to share this link to an SNL video of a skit broadcast 2 weeks ago featuring the great Christopher Walken. He's spooky, crazy, BIG-haired, classically trained yet, surprisingly FUNNY!

I didn't realize that "GOOGLY" was a four-syllable word until spoken by Mr. Walken!

Here's the GOOGLY EYES link:

MORE COWBELL? My favorite Christopher Walken skit:

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Senor Don Gato...Part 2

After calling our local Animal Control office, only to be told they didn't DO kitty tree rescues, I spent hours that afternoon trying to coax that kitty down from its lofty perch. In an attempt to quench its obvious thirst, I sprayed water up into the tree, hoping the droplets would gather together and stay in a crevice long enough for kitty to have a good drink.

Late in the afternoon, our neighbor heard my attempts and volunteered to use his mountain-climbing gear to rescue the kitty. The higher he climbed so went the frightened kitty, reaching an estimated height of 40 feet. For the safety of the kitty and our would-be-hero, the rescue was called off in hopes that kitty would finally come down by itself!

That night there was a TERRIBLE thunderstorm! Lightning flashed through the windows like paparazzi. Thunder shook the very foundation of our house as fifty mph winds howled through the trees. As I lie awake it occurred to me that Nature's way of self-pruning its trees was a real and present danger to that unprotected kitty. I worried and prayed for that kitty's safety until long after the storm passed.

The next morning I gingerly approached my garden, desperately hoping that kitty had survived the night. Silence. No mews. No green eyes. No evidence that a NEW kitty grave needed to be dug. Nothing. And that was that! A quick-said prayer of thanks and that was that...until three months later when I spotted a very young cat peeping out the unclosed shed door.


Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Senor Don Gato...Part 1

This is GATO, one of three kitties residing at our home. The other two are his mother, Le Femme Nikita (Niki) and Mercedes (Sadie), his sister. His brother, Buttons, lives with our daughter.

How did we come across this feline family?

In late March of 2003, a brown tabby kept appearing in our backyard. I soon discovered the reason for her daily appearance. Whenever I went for my yard tools, soft mews came from the rafters of the shed. Mama cat moved her kittens soon after my discovery. I didn't hear a WHIMPER until one day in early June.

While weeding my garden I heard an occasional mew coming from SOMEWHERE. The animal seemed to be in minor distress but in looking, I found nothing! It became so aggravating that I stopped working in the yard, leaving the remainder of work for the next day.

Day two began in silence, but soon the mews began again, this time with more urgency in their tone. Having lost Friskey (our twelve year-old buff tabby), a year (almost to the day) earlier and because the mews were strangely emitting from the area surrounding his burial site, I became obsessed in finding their source. Yeah, was a bit like Pet Sematary!

After HOURS searching, I finally narrowed it down to the trees above the garden, but couldn't see ANYTHING! The mews were getting pretty desperate, so I went over into our neighbors yard. I now understand how the CHESHIRE CAT became invisible in WONDERLAND's trees! If not for those huge, piercing-green eyes and that hot-pink tongue (now panting from dehydration), I would never have spotted that kitten looking down at me from 25-30 feet in our neighbor's tree!


A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes...

What is every girl's dream? To become a PRINCESS! Rooty's Fairy God-Nana visited yesterday! The result? PURE GLEE expressed on the face of our Cinderella!
P R I C E L E S S !

Cinderella Panties or Hat?

I'll allow the readers to decide for themselves.

Not wanting to expose her "bits & pieces", my creative granddaughter has figured out a more appropriate way of displaying her new BIG GIRL, PRINCESS panties!

This "fashion statement" was made as a direct response to Nana refusing her request to wear her Princess dress while dining on Mac & Cheese!

Toile + Cheesy Sauce = Panic-Strickened Nana...


BTW, this photo was taken just prior to a 3-minute TIME-OUT... for launching this Beanie leopard at Senor Don Gato! It would appear that Rooty has inherited her throwing skills from the same gene pool as did her cousin Andy.