It’s Been a Long Winter…

When the Cat bypasses you to take a turn under the Seasonal Affective Disorder Lamp, you know you’re in trouble.

Spring is soon, Michelle B.

Comments

  1. Aww, poor woebegone little kitteh! *snorgles it better*

  2. Oh how nice it is to be a cat :) And an adorable one!

  3. Spring may be soon, but up here in Canada, it’s not soon enough!

  4. SquirrelyWhirley says:

    We had nice weather here yesterday so we opened all the windows to let fresh air in. Of course all the cats were glued to the window screens watching the birds, so now all their furry heads smell like outside. Am I the only one that likes the smell of kitty fur and outside? It smells like yummy dirt :D

  5. Queen of Dork says:

    purrrrrrrrrrrrrrr…prrrrrrrrrrrrr.purrr.purrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.

  6. Solar powered kitteh follows a Ra food diet.

  7. I empathize kitty. Scootch over.

  8. Spring? What is this thing of which you speak?

  9. Queen of Dork says:

    260: Hahahahahahaha!!!! :)

  10. Man, I gotta get me one of those lamps, pronto. :(

    Cat’s belleh is just asking to be rubbed!!!!

  11. Scoutch over kitty, make room for me!

  12. TrixandSam says:

    260Oakley for the win!

    (Time to start a log of best 260Oakley puns. They’re just too good.)

  13. i_wuvs_puttins says:

    Well, we got 20 inches of snow in my neck of the woods this week, so spring can’t come soon enough for me! I made a snowball and put it on the kitchen floor for my two kittehs to investigate. They’re amused for a while and I get to type without two sets of paws batting at my fingers. It’s a win-win!

  14. I don’t know. I’ve got one weird cat who naps under blankets. Why he’d enjoy total darkness, not to mention I don’t get how he breathes under there, is anyone’s guess. But he’s the weird one who tries to swim in his water dish, so that explains a lot.

    Agree with Saffron …. that belleh wants a rub!

  15. Queen of Dork says:

    Junk Drawer Kathy: I know. Recently, I was sitting on my couch in the livingroom and I heard all this commotion in the kitchen. I couldn’t see what was going on from where I was sitting but from the sounds of it I think my cat was trying to swan dive off the kitchen counter into his water dish.

  16. i love this kitty!

  17. Resriechan says:

    Q: How much Ginger did they need,
    to make this’y’ere Gingerbread Kitty?

  18. Prongs, I think the Garden State Plaza got twenty inches of snow! Over here I was lucky and only got a foot!

  19. ʇɐɔ uʍop ǝpısdn

  20. Queen of Dork says:

    Calling all Peeps: I need advise. I got this paste stuff for SamKitty which is supposed to help with his joint health. Because sometimes he seems kind of creaky when he tries to sit or lay down. (he’s kind of old). So anyway, I got him this paste stuff which is supposed to help his joints. Cool. But now, to get him to eat it? How!? I was telling my friend Resrie that I thought I got him to eat it in his wet food mixed up in there but I looked and he’s turned his handsome, furry, kitty nose up at that. He has not eaten his paste-infused concoction all the way. What do I do? How do I make him eat this crap?! He’s being sooooo stubborn. (dang cat. I’m just trying to help).

  21. Queen of Dork–
    Two methods: 1. Put it on your finger, open cat’s mouth, and scrape your finger off against his little front teeth. 2. Smear it securely onto your cat’s paw and he will lick his paw clean. I say “securely” because otherwise he’ll shake his paw and the paste will fly everywhere. Hope this helps!

  22. @ i_wuvs_puttins – I used to do something similar by putting ice cubes in the sink or bathtub. I miss the rattling noises now, heh. The snowball-on-floor method sounds quieter!

    sooooo warmmmm…. Orange creme kitty has the right idea, there. I get about an inch taller every time the sun comes out in winter, then droop again when it goes back to cold and nasty and gray. Bleah. Hmm…. Provide a soft fluffy kitty belly and smooshed ears with every lamp, and even the biggest winter-philes would line up to get one.

    Also, do those whiskers remind anyone else of a plant that’s been sitting un-turned near a window until every part of the plant points toward the sunlight?

  23. Awesome as always! I need a S.A.D. lamp. And a kitty to lie under it.

  24. QoD – depends on what an individual cat likes. I used to have to fold hairball remedy inside part of a canned sardine to get one of my cats to eat it. Another one, believe it or not, liked mesquite barbecue sauce (a goodie normally forbidden to him), and I’d stir his antibiotic into a dab of that to avoid having it spit across the floor.

    If there’s anything really strong-smelling that he likes, try that, maybe it’ll drown it out. Then you can try gradually reducing the “goodie to medicine” ratio and see if he’ll stay fooled.

  25. QofD: I have to give one of my dogs an allergy pill on a regular basis. He’s the original Mr. Fussy Pants and he can spot/smell a trick at 20 paces. I put the pill into a blob of baby food (it’s Beechnut 1, I think, just turkey and turkey juices as the ingredients) and he’d eat 100 pills if I wanted him too. I always feel so smug and superior after tricking him. Makes me realize how infrequently I’ve won over the years. :)

  26. QofD- one possibility is to put a little on his face and he’ll clean it off. I’ve been through all sort of medicine situations and what works one day doesn’t the next. Sardines or liverwurst are stinky enough to do the job. Sometimes cream cheese works, sometimes no.

  27. I used to put the paste stuff on my cats forepaws. They couldn’t stand to have that gunk on their feetsies and just had to clean it off.

  28. On the tops of their paws.

  29. Queen of Dork says:

    metsakins: I tried your idea of putting some on his face. I chose this method because he is a very clean, clean kitty who always likes to wash his face. He got really mad at me when I did this and gave me a very dirty look, like, “how dare you, you stoopid lady?” (that’s his spelling, not mine). Anyway, he seems to be licking it off so maybe this worked.

  30. Fluidstatic says:

    Ahn, this ginger pritty looks like the cat I had growing up. Soak up them rays! hehe.

  31. Stinky used to sit with his head up inside lamp shades. He looked very festive that way. ;)

  32. QoD, I used to give Stinky (joint) stuff that came in a dropper. Are you having any luck with the pasty stuff?

  33. Queen of Dork says:

    Theresa: I think so. I’m not sure. After I smeared the stuff on his face, he ran out his door into the back yard. But I’ve been monitoring him and he seems to be cleaning his face. Which is where the paste is smeared so I hope this will help. I want my baby kitty to be okay. I love him.

  34. QofD – not sure how much paste you need to give him, but we just switched from L-Lysine paste (after cleaning a lot of paste off blankets and floors) to pills for one of our cats and figured out an amazing new thing: greenies pill pockets! I swear I’m not being paid for this… BUT: we have two cats who need daily pills. one cat is a skinny nervous-type (hence the pills) maine coon who might as well be a weasel for all her twisting and turning powers of escape, the other is an adorable child-like “velcro-cat”…until you come NEAR her mouth with any medicine. (MANY terrorizing days in the past of most of her pink dropper-issued antibiotics missing the mark in the battle and staining her face for weeks). Anyway, pill pockets. stick whatever you need in the middle of these little pill “bucket” shapes, pinch closed (or, if a larger pill, schmoosh all around it), and the cats LOVE them. Even Selkie who isn’t really one for treats. We’re all much happier now.

  35. Queen of Dork- one of my cats needs a joint health supplement because she broke both hips when she was young (she’s fine now, just a little stiff sometimes)- I skipped the paste and went straight to the joint health treats. Breeder’s choice, or Zuke’s- they *stink* but she loves them, and they help her mobility a lot. I have to hold the other cat back when I give them to her.

  36. @Webbee– a “skinny” Maine coon? Isn’t that like a “skinny” bowhead whale?

    [Seriously, it's quite possible for them to be skinny under all that fur. - Ed.]

  37. Theresa, it would seem… but it would also seem that since childhood I always have an affinity for the runt of the litter… she’s maine coon in every other way; her parents were HUGE and from whom she inherited the same size ears, paws, and tail, but everything in between is just a bit on the skinny side (can’t really tell for all the fur until you pick her up). Gave her supplements as a kitten, but at this point the vet just says that skinny cats tend to live longer anyway, so we’re embracing it…well, as much as the musteline mainecoon will let us before she slithers away again! ;)

  38. Musteline mainecoon– snerk! Weaselly Woozle! :P

  39. Kitteh sez: Mah tummeh is a solar cell for a SLEEPIN’ MACHINE!

  40. Queen of Dork says:

    webee: Thanks for the info. SamKitty also thanks you and everybody else for the wonderful advise. (He doesn’t know he thanks you but he does on my behalf. Please don’t tell him I’m speaking for him. He’d not like that.) *gulp* Especially since he’s still a bit mad at me for “THE SMEARING THINGSANDSTUFF ON MY FACE INCIDENT!” (He’s very dramatic). :)

  41. puddlepeppers says:

    Thanks, Neopatra, for the tummeh solar cell!

  42. I tried putting paste meds on one of my kittie’s face. She promptly gave me the disgusted look. Then she proceded to wipe it off on my couch. I swear she gave me a smug look right after she was finished before I could get to her. One day I pit it on my fnger and held it out to her as a treat, and she licked it right off. Go figure. I was happy to call her and give her “treats” after that. It is worth a try.
    Ginger kitty above is lovely with the halo of vitamins D on her fur.

  43. Resriechan says:

    Here ya go, folkses: two relevant earworms with audio. ‘Course, if ya gots a relevant BEATLES number & you’re a dyed-in-the-tiedyed hippie, that’s whatcha gots tuh start with (sorry, English teachers, I gots a danglin’ participle they-uh)

    and, alternatively (with the seasons kinda switched, but pretty darn fun)

    Peace and either rainbows or sunny skies (yer individual preference!) to ALL!!!!

  44. @QoD, Samkitty is a drama queen!

  45. Resriechan says:

    Hey, Q — you never told me (in our own emailing earlier tonight) whether your rainy cloudy skies, gave way to a rainbow or not???

  46. Resriechan says:

    (Hi, Theresa!!! How are the classics on your bookshelves, doin’?
    How’s the base-baru (japEnglish for baseball)??

  47. awww my moms cat Patrick almost looks like this kitty. Patrick also loves the sun and of course his daily dose of yogurt and milk hes very spoiled but, its too cute holding the yogurt container and seeing him squeeze his big head in the container to get the yogurt at the bottom lol

  48. Queen of Dork says:

    Theresa: SamKitty is such a drama queen that he has stipulated in his updated/revised/modified contract that I must purchase for him a diamond encrusted tiara. I’m not sure yet where I’m going to buy this thing for him. (He drew a picture of how he insists it should look). Also, I now have to buy more Crayons.
    Res: No, the system moved over too quickly for the rainbow to take shape, alas.

  49. Resriechan says:

    (wait a minnit, there….maybe it was VonZepp who was groovin’ on Base-baru, the other weekend & not Theresa…..hhhhmmmmmm…)

    “Eeees a puzzlement!” — The King (Yul Brynner); film The King and I

  50. This is my cat O’Malley! He’s famous! He is constantly on his back…or meowing…or meowing while on his back.

  51. Resriechan says:

    @ Q: my condolences re. the Rainbow.

    Also: I have a few broken, leftover crayons, from my nieces & nephew’s “supplies”. Could you melt them down & reform them? I also have some tissue paper with which you could make new labels……

    Signed,

    The Drama (King) will NEVER know.

    Trust me!!!

    (evil Vincent Price laughter, in the background, a la the M Jackson video)

  52. Queen of Dork says:

    MichelleB: Beauty cat you got there! As it stands currently, I just tried to pet my cat and I swear I heard him mumble something about “razor blades” and “sandwiches” or something like that. He seems to be mad at me.

  53. Resriechan says:

    (cricket sounds/ chirping)

    “Hello??? Where’d everybody GO??

    (feelin’ like the kid left alone in the living room, realizing that everyone else just left to go to the beach, without me???)

    “Anybody?” “Ferris Bueller? Anybody?”

    (eyes darting back & forth, puzzled….)

  54. Hello Resrie (waving)

  55. Queen of Dork says:

    Resrie: Everybody is sleeping. This is the PERFECT time to TP the Snickering Lounge! Are you ready? shhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. Let’s go…………*snickers behind hand madly*

  56. Resriechan says:

    (WHEW!!!)

    Hiya! How’zyer weather at yer location?

    (flagrantly lifting a famous commercial tagline)

    “Got snow?”

  57. Queen of Dork says:

    (whispering) oh boy! Theresa’s up, too! Let’s go.

  58. 21 inches, baby!!! Snow, I mean. :P

  59. PS Fried ravioli in the Snickering Lounge, no waiting!!

  60. Resriechan says:

    oh THERE you are, Q — NO WONDER I couldn’t see ya, you were hidin’ behind that pillar.

    um…are you SURE the ‘rents have already gone ta bed?
    Doesn’t one of ‘em usually stay up, pretty late on Saturdays????…

    Signed,
    Wimpy Little Recovering Ex-Catholic Girl

    (who would rather NOT have to go to Confession???)

  61. Resriechan says:

    @ Theresa: have any four-legged companions …affected the originally snowy-white couleur de la neige, chez vous?

    (Hint: the answer has to do, with the snow, & with the color yellow ….)

  62. Queen of Dork says:

    Theresa: I have syrup! Let’s make snow cones!

  63. Queen of Dork says:

    P.S. And play Twister and drink hot chocolate with marshmallows! And watch scary movies! And make popcorn! *hands Theresa bowl of yum, warm, buttery, salty, delish popcorn. hides under sleeping bag from scary movie*

  64. This looks like one of my cats, Isabelle!
    I know – what are the chances of two cats looking alike, right? Spooky!

  65. Resriechan says:

    (pouting furiously & looking like an insulted Society Maven)

    Q:

    “bu’…wait…you said it was going to be TP’ing??? How come you changed it to fun stuff and then, only invited Theresa??? huh??? wha’ …..????”

    (slinks off toward corner, sobbing & heaving shoulders,
    dramatically to induce guilt, then looks around the corner, to see if Q took the bait…..)

  66. Queen of Dork says:

    Resrie: Duh. Of course you’re coming. C’mon. shhhhhhhh stop slinking, would you? Ow! get off my elbow, Res. Ouch! Of course you’re in on this one. shhhhhhhhhhhh c’mon. *looks over shoulder*

  67. Resriechan says:

    ….”I have some DARK choc. drink powder….AND tiny marshmallows….”

    (feeling angst, trauma, PTSD,….

    actually just bored, but these other phrases, sell more newspapers..)

  68. Resriechan says:

    (sniff) (really???Are you sure, cuz I just made

    another comment & it’s– BIG, PRARIE-DOG DRAMATIC SNIFF, here —
    “AWAITING MODER — sniff –ASHUN!!!!!–sob, sniff, weep, wail & moan)

  69. Resriechan says:

    (whispering)

    (is yer elbow better, now??)

    (quietly sniffling)

  70. OK, EVERYONE WHO WANTS TO BE IN THE PICTURE GET ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE TABLE!!!

  71. Resriechan says:

    Theresa: do you want Jesus, to be in the middle of the table???

    Drat!! Where’s that da** Judas gone off, to, now????

  72. snerk snerk snerk

  73. AWW :D I want to cuddle that kitty so much :D

  74. Hon Glad steps from behind column. “What do you girls think your doing?
    It’s way past your bed time, fried Ravioli! fried! Christ on a biike what next, haven’t you read about the calories and salt content in popcorn? But if you want to walk around in a bell tent sized khaftan, thats entirely up to you.
    QoD yes, I know you were a dancer, but your not now ,sitting behind a …puter
    all day is just not the same, you silly goose.

  75. Resriechan says:

    Catholicism at its….???

    “I’m the bloody POPE, I am!!!”

  76. Queen of Dork says:

    *Throws handful of marshmallows at Hon Glad* :)

  77. Snorglepup says:

    A long winter indeed! What I can’t get in sunshine, I make up for in chocolate.
    * picks up marshmallows from floor and sneeks to Snickering Lounge for hot chocolate and cold ravioli.*
    Hey, look at all the toilet paper! My cats will love this!

  78. Queen of Dork says:

    Snorglepup: Could you please bring some cheese? We’re going to make fondue.

  79. HonGlad-Thank you for telling the CO Brat Pack to go to bed already. Damn, their giggling was keeping me up!

    Ladies- get a good night sleep and I’ll make you pancakes in the morning, yes, with m&ms and strawberries if you want.

  80. Queen of Dork says:

    Katrina: Could I have eggs instead?

  81. The Scottish deep fried Mars bar and the deep fried Cadburys cream egg, pales into insignificance to the onslaught of calorific crap, you would seem to favour.

  82. Queen of Dork says:

    Hon Glad: What?! Deep fried chocolate?! ewwww. That sounds really disgusting. I don’t think I could stomach that. There’s a casino here that sells that kind of junk along with deep fried Twinkies. Yuck.

  83. Queen of Dork says:

    This is a bit off the subject but have you guys seen that cute, adorable new Friskies commercial? It’s so cute with the cat running around doing things and the music to it is funny.

  84. Resriechan says:

    PANCAKES????? WHERE??? I”M READY!!!! KATRINA????
    ARE THEY BUTTERMILK????? Do ya have blueberries or lignonberries; or just maple syrup???

    HELLO???????

    (anybody? Ferris Bueller??? anybody???)

    (cricket chirping sounds)

    (slinks off to corner again to pout some more)

  85. Resriechan says:

    oh — wait– you said, with M & M’s???? maybe….that sounds good —

    KATRINA????

  86. Queen of Dork says:

    Resrie: And the KoolAid flavor of your choice, too!! :)

  87. Resriechan says:

    oooooooooooooooooooooooooooo BAby.

    That would be (sorry the wording hasn’t been converted to Politically Correct, by the mfr of KoolAid) “Black Cherry”

    YUMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM

  88. Queen of Dork says:

    I just put more paste on SamKitty’s face. He got really mad at me. He’s in my room packing his suitcases. He said, “I am so out of here, Lady.” He’s putting paperwork in his briefcase. I think I may be getting a call from his attorney. *crap*

  89. Resriechan says:

    Q:: THAT is EASY to solve. Hide his cellphone while he’s packing his suitcase.

    And anyway; he’s a BIG ORNERY pain in the tuckas. If he leaves, you get your own bed, back again.

    There are PLENTY more kittehs (who LIKE TO SNUGGLE)
    in the (as it were) sea…….

  90. Queen of Dork says:

    Peeps! I just gave SamKitty a massage and kisses…many, many kisses on his furryness. He liked it and purred throughout the whole thing. (and he smells grea!). I think he forgives me for smearing his medicine/paste/stuff/crap on his face!

  91. *confetti and cheering!*

    It’s no fun being put in the doghouse by a cat.

  92. Queen of Dork says:

    BStrange: I just petted and kissed him some more. He said, “purrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr”

  93. Queen of Dork says:

    Have you ever felt your ear? I mean really felt your ear with your fingers? What a strange feeling appendage that is. I’m bored. I live in Vegas, have plenty of money and I’m bored. That’s redonk. I’m going out to see a show or something. Bye, Peeps!!

  94. Queen of Dork says:

    Oops. Just read my comment back and it sounds wrong. I don’t have plenty of money like I’m rich or something. I meant I got my income tax refund check and feel like I should/could maybe treat myself to something nice for once. Maybe? Oh, who am I kidding. I need that to pay bills. *crap*

  95. Q of D… you sohould take a small bit of it and go treat yourself… The bills aren’t going anywhere but we all know the money is.. It’s going to be gone after you pay bills and such

    so do your self a favor and take a small bit of that money and treat your self to something fun to do. THat park you meant to visit or that tourist attractio htat you always wanted to go see. OR perhaps a more expensive restaurant you have been intending to visit.

  96. Two delightful men talk about everything– they get to deep-fried Mars Bars at 5:55

  97. Queen of Dork says:

    Kittyadventures: Thanks for those oh so sweet and needed words! Maybe I could pinch just a tad and maybe do something for me. I always have to take care of my daughter and SamKitty. I could maybe go up to the bookstore and buy a nice novel and even treat myself to the coffee shop that’s in there. Perhaps a mocha and a scone. hmmmmmmmmmm. (I’m so boring that this is my idea of a day on the town. good grief).

  98. Queen of Dork says:

    *looks around* Good Heavens. Where is everybody? I’m the only one on CO? Oh boy. This could actually be kind of fun. *kicks off shoes and dances. does the shimmy. does the “shuffle off to Buffalo.” slides down banister into a heap of pillows. gets up and does the “cabbage patch.” blows bubbles every where. Runs around in circles while throwing confetti.*

  99. (whispers quietly, from outside the window)

    (“Verrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrry innnnerestingk!!!” “Puzzlingk, but innnnnnnnnerestingk!!!” )

    (winky winky)

  100. QoD – Your not alone I was lurking, watching Colin Firth, went on to Helen-
    bon bon Carter, but she was trying a bit too hard.So your in Vegas, a natural
    progression I guess,show girl to Momma to working in a cubicle.
    I don’t suppose you’ve had much snow or rain there, don’t they have extreme
    air con, so the old Dames can wear their furs?
    So whada you vont to do?

  101. Queen of Dork says:

    Hi Honey Hon Glad!
    Well, right now it’s kind of cold here. It rained yesterday and I was anticipating a nice rainbow because the mixture of sun, cloud and rain seemed perfect for a rainbow to materialize but that didn’t happen. There’s a dusting of snow on the summit of the moutains around this valley. I’m enjoying and soaking up the cold because I know that by June it will be stupidly hot around here.

  102. Where did you start out from, I mean where were you borned. I don’t know how mobile the American population is, it’s such a huge place.

  103. Queen of Dork says:

    Hon Glad: PS – I just went outside. Very nice. It’s cold but so sunny and very windy. The sky has these different shades of blue; light blue by the horizon, darker blue at the top. There are huge white and grey clouds just hovering in the sky right now. This is what I love about the desert. The sky. I can see all of it at once. And the brown mountains right now are dusted with snow so they look as if someone siffted confectioners sugar on top of ginger bread. *bliss. sigh*

  104. Queen of Dork says:

    Oh! Hi Hon Glad. I posted my last comment before I saw yours. I was born on an army base in Maryland, thousands of miles away from where I currently reside. In fact, I couln’t get any further away unless I jogged to California.

  105. OK, you…
    QoD- and everybody, eggs, pancakes with anything in/in them and a nice yummy assortment of juices. I Am at your service.

    As I live in a very verdant area, when I went to Las V., a few years ago, I thought the place looked like construction site. The desert has lots of sky but no trees!
    Where do your birdies live?
    Resrie- hello!
    Hon Glad-hello, to you, too! Deep friend Cadbury eggs? I have to think that one over-I’ve lost 30 pounds, it may not be worth bringing forth the monster within that eats everything….

  106. in/on them. (sheesh)

  107. Snorglepup says:

    The birdies live in the cacti. I love the coyotes singing in the morning.
    Baroooo…
    Deep fried anything: Blaah.

  108. Queen of Dork says:

    Katrina: Wow! You seriously lost 30 pounds?! Wow! I’m so jealous! How did you do that?
    About Vegas: It does look quite like a construction site in some areas because they’re always building something somewhere. It’s kind of a joke around here about the cones in the road. But the area where I live is very much just desert. It’s not uncommon to see somebody clip clopping down the road on a horse. And there really are tumbleweeds that blow down the street. I really love the desert at least in the winter months. Summer, not so much. Too hot. (hopefully this comment won’t get deleted. That happened to me once before when I was describing the desert. I don’t know why)

  109. Queen of Dork says:

    PS – Katrina: There are lots of trees here. Sometimes in the heat of summer, I wonder how they survive. Or how I survive. There are lots of humming birds in the summer. I have a feeder in my back yard. There are these bushes which I don’t know what the name for them is but they have this flower on them that smells EXACTLY like grape KoolAid. Very weird. But fragrant. There are wild sage and rosemary plants growing everywhere. There are many olive trees which are pretty but which most of us are allergic to. There are beautiful Mesquite trees and Bird of Paradise plants. I don’t know. I love the desert. I think it’s so pretty.

  110. Resriechan says:

    HI KATRINA

    I CAN HAZ Pancakes w/ fresh boooberries on ‘em???

    (Strange but true: Florida being another verdant locashe, me family have more than once, wandered off en masse to a boo-berry farm where you kin pick yer (no, NOT yer nose; not w/ me ma watchin’!!!! NO SIREE BOB or Ed or Leslie etc.) own
    booberries fer a few OW-ers; ya get a nice-size bushel basket fer maybe a few bucks (& when there’s 7 Thomas peeps all a-pickin’ ; them’s a lot uh boo-berries);
    then ya takes ‘em ‘ome to yer new-fangled refrigeration & freeeeeeeeeeeeezer,
    clean off & rinse ‘em booberries, let’em air dry fer 30 min or so,pack the dry, fresh booberries into them lil’ plastic thingumybobs (different from YESIREEEBOBS)

    then 3 months later when it’s dead o’ winter, suchas….NOW???
    Ya gits ‘em out/ the freeeeezer gadget & puts ‘em into buttermilk pancake batter and………………………………………………………………………….(oh almost firgot — ya gots ta put that they-uh battah into a hot skillet fir a few minnits)…………………………

    BOY HOWDY !!! THEM’s sum ‘o the best wakeyuhups ya duhn’ EVAH et!!!!

    HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOBOY!!

    (yeehaw)

    (etc, etc. & so forth in various kuntree expresh’s uv enthooooooooosiasm)

    Signed,
    Cowguuurl Kuntry Emma

  111. Resriechan says:

    (sigh)

    Now on THAT little clean story , I can’t even see why (although surely/ ?Shirley?) there’s some reason…

    “Help, help, I’m being repressed!!!”

    (sigh)

  112. Resriechan says:

    @ Katrina: the Ed’s or the compooter system or su-in has my comment to you (with a story about blueberries in Fla) “awaiting moderation”

    and to my knowledge, “ain’t ” (sorry, Ma!) nuttin’ unkind or dangerous or controvershul w/ my comment/ story. And it’s (only) about 2 paragraphs long…

    (woe is me)

    (whoa whoa whoa)

    (Starting to pick out a lonely blues tune on a harmonica AND an acoustic gee-tar AT THE SAME TIME)

    (owwooooooooooooooooooooooooooo)

  113. I commented above suggesting joint health treats for QoD’s cat (over the icky paste)- that got stuck in Moderation limbo too (though it was later approved & posted) – I’m assuming there’s a fancy computer program that picks out certain strings of letters or words that may (or may not) be offensive, to weed out the creepy peoples. But sometimes it gets us nice people too.

  114. Queen of Dork says:

    silentk: I know. There’s been a whole bunch of moderating lately. Thank you for offering advise to me!

  115. Resriechan says:

    Hi Q oD!! I’m about to shut down me leetle lapy-topy fur the night….my thinggie is still under moderation……I think I figgered out, why the compoooter system got skeered….but ennyway; this is sign-off fur me. Hope that SamKitty has either …(ready for a punchline?) “fur-given” you ….or went to take a nap.

    Please let Katrina know that I had sump-in to respond, but that I was moderated to infinity (and beyond?)

    Peace out fur tonight (and maybe also Mon evening..?)

    [No need to make a big deal out of it. The comment was longer than average; it probably looked like spam to the filter, which is an automatic system. - Ed.]

    L.

  116. QoD – Blahh. I hate that reality check moment. It always feels like I imagine a dog must feel when it hits the end of its leash going mach one. YAY YAY YA-yoink, HURK!, gyaaah.
    I have to agree with kittyadventures, ‘specially since your “a day on the town” sounds a lot like mine. *nod nod nod* No matter how small a thing it is, something must be worked into the budget under “sanity preservation measures”.

    B-“a Cadbury’s Creme Egg and a used paperback novel”-Strange

    PS, resriechan, Now I miss being able to pick blackberries and apples (for free!) or cherries (not, but reasonable, as long as a person doesn’t break off the thingie at the end of the twig that the cherries grow from and make the tree owners annoyed – thankfully that wasn’t me) and do the same thing. Blackberry apple pancakes, OMNOM.

  117. PPS – gave myself a craving for apples. As I no longer have scads of apples lurking patiently, waiting to be used when the berries come out… off to the store! S.A.D.-lamp kitteh has also made me crave orange creme somethingorother (again).

    How contradictory: The pages of CO with “edible” animals (shush!) ruin my appetite in the nicest possible way. The pages with animals I’d never have dreamed of eating make me hungry. Go figure!

  118. Queen of Dork says:

    BStrange: Your metaphor of the dog on the leash is very accurate! That’s exactly how it feels! *yank. errrffff!*

  119. Resriechan says:

    @ Ed:

    just to let ya know …I understand things getting somewhat filtered…and getting things down to a 3-word punchline is not one of my skillz.

    .At other times, Ed/ moderation of a comment submission,
    has been a fairly brief, temporary status. From what I see (time logged in)
    ….my blueberry picking story was on [moderation/ hold] for about 3 hours in the midafternoon on a Sunday….when there weren’t lots & lots of new posts/ pictures through which we could browse…

    That’s when peeps — even those other than me — tend to chatter about another topic for more than one or two words…

    length of time under hold midafternoon was my main question/puzzlement…

    Thx for releasing it & thx for linking the bunny video in the other area for me.
    Peace.

    [We just adopted a dog, and were out walkies; then, yes, I did take a nap. About to go out for walkies again in a sec, too - Ed.]

  120. Well, even these guys ( http://xkcd.com/705/ ) must have other things to do on weekends. Maybe. :D

  121. i thought my cats were the only ones who liked sitting in front of my seasonal affective disorder lamp – LOL :D

  122. Queen of Dork says:

    My cat just threw water on me. Then he walked on me. (I’m not making this up).

  123. QoD, at least he didn’t THROW UP on you. Stinky would do that. 8O

  124. MaggE mae says:

    THAT KITTEH WITH “S.A.D. is way tooooo cute!!!!

  125. Katrina says:

    That is OK, Resrie, I found your comment.
    NO, these are steady and sedate Connecticut bluberries, no that riff-raff you are describing. These have been picked, ever-so-perkily, by WASP-y women in Burberry (see what I did there 260?) overcoats, sinking their Manolah Blanick stilettos into the straw, just for you.

    Ummm. I really do have four blueberry bushes, but they are taking a nap right now.
    Lingonberries this Summer!
    By for now.

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