Thursday, April 28, 2016

Since ALMOST NO ONE PLAYED, I am Extending this until Monday - How About a Little Help?


I wanted to use this picture today but I couldn't think of anything clever to write. So I gave it a couple of looks and decided to have a Caption the Photo contest. Yeah! But you only have until tomorrow morning (about 9 am pacific time) to come up with something clever.

There will be a prize!

And it WILL be sent in 2016, probably by May.

So put on your thinking caps and let your clever self SHINE. Good Luck to you ALL.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Back By Request. . .

A PoemByNoodles


Once upon a Time I knew
Who I was and who were You
Then came a day fresh and new
When I couldn't tell Who was Who

As we became better Friends
I knew our Love would never end
Friends like you are hard to find
Hard to keep, but I don't mind

You know Me better than anyone
What I eat and what is Fun
'Lo there be a day when I am Blue
I know I can always count on You

Once upon a Time there were Two
Then You found Me and I found You
And just like that we just Knew
We's be Friends Through and Through

Me and Tiffy

Monday, April 25, 2016

Zombie-Fied and Other Stuff



I am going through a period where I think I am running out of things to say. This happens and when it does you might see a run of POEMS or a couple of PHOTO ESSAYS. Usually they signal a dry spell - or simply busy times. Right now I think I have a little of both. It is Mommy #1's last month of HIGH SCHOOL and she has so many activities and things happening! And since she does not drive or have a car, she relies on Mommy #2 to get her everywhere. It can be a little tiring, you know. So the result is we are all a little ZOMBIE-FIED right now from lack of sleep, stress, and so on. Please forgive me if sometimes I ramble.

Hey did you all notice that BLOGVILLE has added a FACEBOOK page? I just found it this morning and I tell you, I am pretty excited about it. It is a closed group so not just anyPUGGY can join. That keeps the group manageable and I appreciate it. But what a GREAT idea! You can find BLOGVILLE news on it and when BAR happens later on it will be STREAMED LIVE! That is super cool.

I think I am finally adjusting to Mommy #2 working from home. We are establishing routines and I no longer expect her to bend to my every whim. Just most of them. Molly still pulls the "Let Me Out To Potty" ploy where she rings the bells because she is bored. She rings them to go out and then she immediately turns around and barks to come in. Her bark is ear-piercing and can be heard in OUTER SPACE so when she gets going it is in everyone's best interest to buckle to her demands. One day last week Mommy penned her up after she rang and barked like 4 times. She, Mommy, could not get any work done. Molly got the hint. I am just happy I can sit snuggled up to Mommy's feet when she works. It is my favorite spot. 

That's all I have today. I just caught myself staring at the screen thinking about nothing. That is what I mean by ZOMBIE. I think I will snuggle on my Star Trek bed and catch some ZEES. 

Catch ya on the flip side.

Friday, April 22, 2016

Morning Mourning and Musings

The world lost an amazing artist yesterday. Mommy #2 says she is kind of reeling from all of the losses 2016 has thrown at the entertainment industry. I mention the entertainment industry because let's face it - my great aunt Agatha's passing is not newsworthy.



In honor of the artist known as PRINCE I have changed the color of my page to purple. Just for the weekend, mind you. But he was a person worthy of this tribute. He influenced all of my favorite musicians! Really - music is played a lot in my house. Think of all of the songs he wrote that were performed by others - here's a link

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/15-great-prince-songs-that-were-hits-for-other-artists-20160421

So I am taking a few moments to just remember Prince Rogers Nelson and thank him for all he gave to the world.

It is raining again today. This is a nice change from last year when we got so little rain that we were begging for it from other states. It is still not going to be enough (helpful but not a cure) to solve our water woes and we are looking at another summer of water rationing. Not only that but on the heels of el Nino is la Nina - which is supposed to be a dry season.

I am lucky. I have a raincoat so I am good.



Tonight is the start of Mommy #1's dance show. She is a member of the dance team at her school and this is the climax of their year. They will perform 5 shows in total. Very exciting. It is also the weekend that she is going to decide what college she will be attending in the fall. Can you believe it? She is going to COLLEGE? I cannot even wrap my head around that. I know my COUSIN E went away to college last year and we only see her once in a while. I am not sure I can handle that with my Mommy #1. I will miss her a lot if this is true.

I am going to leave you with this Prince video. I found it on YouTube and it is awesome. Enjoy.
Have a magical weekend and make sure to tell those you LOVE that you. . . um. . . LOVE THEM.


Thursday, April 21, 2016

The Anticipation of a Treat

What this photo does not show is the sliding motion of my paws. I am jiggling
with excitement and my paws won's stay put.
There is nothing better than the anticipation of a TREAT. Other than actually GETTING the treat - that's a lot better. But the anticipation . . . . that is something special. It all begins with those magical words

"Noodles and Molly - do you want a treat?"

As if I would ever say no.

SHE goes about doing her THING while we spend a couple of seconds - which seem like hours - looking at each other in amazement, "Did she REALLY say that?" Then we realize it IS HAPPENING and we dash like idiots where ever SHE might be. At last we see them - the treats, that is - is her hand, teasing us.

"First I need you to sit and calm down," she says. "I don't give treats to girls who are acting all weird and anxious."

Well, who wouldn't be anxious? This is a TREAT! Not an every day occurrence around here. Okay, okay every day yes - for doing nothing special, I think NOT! But here we are, minding our own business and not doing anything special and a TREAT is being offered seemingly for no reason at all.

I am squirming and twitching all over at the thought of a treat. I yip. I smile. I yawn (?) Anything to make the time for the treat NOW. Nothing. We sit.
And sit.
And Sit.

My legs are no longer holding me up as I slide to a LAY DOWN rather than a sit. I can't help it. The burden of the moment is almost too much for me. It overwhelms me.

"Noodles, there are no treats for laying down," she says, And I try very hard to stay upright despite the increasing anxiety.

Finally she says "Good" and gives us our un-asked-for and unexpected treats.

I think I have just found paradise.

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

This POST Has Nothing To Do With FOOD



And it has EVERYTHING to do with potty habits - specifically SUNSHINE the CAT'S. She is old, I get it. She cannot leap as high as she used to. . . she walks very very slowly all the time. . . she is cantankerous, maybe more so than ever. . . and so on. So as a favor to her we tried some kitty litter (for her potty room) that would be friendlier to MOTHER EARTH and Sunshine's growing sensitivities to everything.

As luck would have it, Chewy.com was offering a kitty litter to try out and review so we LEAPT for the chance. After all, we LIVE with that awful kitty litter smell. Sometimes it's so present but vague that no one can tell if she naughty peed somewhere or simply used her box. Plus she had taken to pooping OUTSIDE the box on occasion and we were hoping a different litter might stop this nasty habit (it did not). The kl of choice was World's Best Cat Litter by World's Best. Hmmmm. Sounds a little snooty and egocentric, doesn't it? Perfect for a cat like Sunshine who is snooty and egocentric as well.


This litter is predominately corn and is therefore 
  1. 99% Dust free
  2. Has great odor control
  3. Clumps (making scooping easier)
  4. Pet, Human and Earth friendly
Those are all qualities we PARTICULARLY LOVE in my household.

Know what? It totally, Totally, TOTALLY lived up to its promises. There is none of that cat litter smell, no perfume (which we ALL hate) smell, no debris all over, no PUDDLES of pee in the cat box corner (from not absorbing) and it holds up to a cat's daily use. It does not disintegrate or expand into bigger messes (some biodegradable litters do). It really is a fine product which Mommy is considering as a permanent replacement to the commercial brands we have been using.

Did it stop Sunshine from pooping outside the box? Well, no. She still does it on occasion. But she also sometimes poops IN the box and so the litter must be to her liking. We think her poop-capades are more old age than bad litter.

I'm a HAPPY cat now
We give World's Best MULTIPLE PAWS UP for living up to its promises and for being a really quality product. If you are a kitty or if you live with kitties - do give it a try. I think you will be quite pleased with the results.

** I am not and was NOT paid for this review nor for any reviews I have done. I received the product free of charge for the sole purpose of trying out the product and writing an honest review. All opinions here are my own.