Friday, March 27, 2009

Can't A Cat Just Take A Peaceful Nap ?

One would think that there would be sanctuaries where a cat could sleep without worrying about idiots with cell phone cameras. Not where I live! I get up this morning for my breakfast and what do I see on the computer? This picture of me while I was sleeping. That's not all....Mr Candid Camera took others as well. While I must admit I'm not camera shy, I do have my good side and this isn't one of them. Hell, my coat's not even brushed! I wonder if he'd like it if I were to take some pictures when he has one of his little friends over to spend the night?

Pets Of The Week:

My pal, Melanie, and her roommate Dawn, have a couple of felines that they live with and Melanie was kind enough to send me this picture of Tygie and Floyd. Tygie's the grey one and he only has three legs. That's more than enough legs for any respectable feline, but Melanie says he doesn't get around too well, so Dawn gave him a bath and trimmed his coat the other day. Tygie didn't take to that very kindly even though Dawn was just trying to help. Floyd high-tailed it when he heard Tygie's, meows for help. You can read more about Tygie and Floyd at Melanies's blog, "Honey!!!! I'm Home!!!!" at

Some people say that cats are sneaky, evil, and cruel. True, and they have many other fine qualities as well.

My pal Dutch, the domestic goddess, has a cute pup named Bambi and evidently Bambi doesn't enjoy walks in the snow. Dutch does a daily walking routine for exercise and she attempted to take Bambi out in the snow for exercise and ostensibly to conduct any personal business she might have on her agenda, but Bambi didn't seem to like that idea. Personally, I can't blame Bambi 'cause I don't like the idea of squatting in the snow under any circumstances. Stop over and say hello to Dutch and Bambi at

A dog teaches a boy fidelity, perseverance, and to turn around three times before lying down.- Robert Benchley

The Cat's Meow And Puppy Dog Tales:

Young Chuck, moved to Texas and bought a donkey from a farmer for $100.00. The farmer agreed to deliver the donkey the next day. The next day he drove up and said, "Sorry son, but I have some bad news, the donkey died." Chuck replied, "Well, then, just give me my money back." The farmer said, "Can't do that. I went and spent it already."

Chuck said, "Ok, then, just bring me the dead donkey." The farmer asked, "What ya gonna do with him? Chuck said, "I'm going to raffle him off." The farmer said, "You can't raffle off a dead donkey!" Chuck said, "Sure I can. Watch me. I just won't tell anybody he's dead."

A month later, the farmer met up with Chuck and asked, "What happened with that dead donkey?" Chuck said, "I raffled him off. I sold 500 tickets at two dollars a piece and made a profit of $898.00."

The farmer said, "Didn't anyone complain?" Chuck said, "Just the guy who won. So I gave him his two dollars back." Chuck grew up and eventually became the chairman of large corporation that probably received bailout money.

What Is A Cat? Cats do what they want. They rarely listen to you. They're totally unpredictable. When you want to play, they want to be alone. When you want to be alone, they want to play. They expect you to cater to their every whim. They're moody. They leave hair everywhere.

Conclusion: They're tiny women in little fur coats.

What Is A Dog? Dogs spend all day sprawled on the most comfortable piece of furniture in the house. They can hear a package of food opening half a block away, but don't hear you when you're in the next room. They can look dumb and lovable at the same time. They growl when they are not happy. When you want to play, they want to play. When you want to be alone, they want to play. They leave their toys everywhere. They do disgusting things with their mouths and then try to give you a kiss. They go right for your crotch as soon as they meet you.

Conclusion: They're tiny men in little fur coats.

That's Possum's Journal for this week. Have a great weekend and more next week.

Stray Tuned !

Friday, March 20, 2009

You Go For A Walk To See The World And Everyone Gets Huffy !

I decided I'd go for a walk outside yesterday and you'd think some people would be happy to see me expand my horizons, but nooooooo! Hey, the front door wasn't completely closed because someone was unloading groceries, so I went outside to see what was going on. The next thing I know, Jimmy's got me by the nap of my neck and is holding me so tight I thought I'd poop!

By the nap of my neck! I haven't been picked up like that since I was a kitten and I really didn't like being embarrassed in front of that cute little calico honey I was flirting with. When we got home, I just went to my secret little cat nap place and completely ignored Mr. James.

Pets Of The Week: In my treks around the journals I picked up some pictures from a few journals and I thought I'd share some of them with you. My pal, Missie, has a real menagerie at her house with the likes of her two pups named Maizy and Oliver. She also has a couple of cool cats named Merlin and Mona. Now, that's a lot of M&M's (plus an "O")! Either way it seems the letter "M" is the dominant letter. How Oliver slipped in is a mystery to me.

Now I'm not much for dogs per se, but I have to admit these two pooches are really good looking pups. That's Maizy at the top left and Oliver's the little guy on the right. Of course Merlin and Mona are the two kitties in the middle and usually, that's where you find cats...smack dab in the middle. You can visit Maizy, Oliver, Merlin and Mona at their mistress' journal called "A Middle Aged Woman's Ups And Downs." Try it, you'll like it.

Koda's a Corgi that lives in Southern California with Betty. He's a cool little guy that seems to have the run of the house and word has it that he's got everyone well trained to do his bidding. As it turns out, Koda recently got some doggie cookies as a treat and Betty's son didn't know they were doggie cookies, so he ate some.

Everything turned out ok though. Betty's son said they tasted pretty good. My only concern for the young man is the possible side effects of eating doggie treats. I know of a case of a nearsighted woman that gave her husband dog food by mistake and he had to be rushed to the hospital. The dog food didn't hurt him, but he was sitting in the middle of the street licking himself and a truck hit him. Stop by and visit my pal Koda and Betty at......

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The Cat's Meow And Puppy Dog Tales:

Bubba and his wife raised their nephew until he was of age including providing him with a college education. The nephew eventually got a job in South America and moved there permanently. The nephew stayed in touch with his aunt and uncle and last November, he sent them a beautiful parrot.

In December, the nephew called and said, "Uncle Bubba, did you like the bird I sent you?". Uncle Bubba said, "Yes sir, he was delicious." His nephew said, "Uncle Bubba, you ate the bird? I spent a fortune on that bird. He could speak three different languages." Uncle Bubba said, "Well, he shoulda said somethin'."

Ma was in the kitchen fiddling around when she hollers out, "Pa, You need to go out and fix the outhouse!" Pa replies, "There ain't nuthin wrong with the outhouse." Ma yells back, "Yes there is, now git out there and fix it."

So, Pa mosies out to the outhouse, looks around and yells back, "Ma There ain't nuthin wrong with the outhouse! " Ma replies, "Stick yur head in the hole!" Pa yells back, "I ain't stickin my head in that hole!" Ma says, "Ya have to stick yur head in the hole to see what to fix."

So with that, Pa sticks his head in the hole, looks around and yells back, "Ma There ain't nuthin wrong with this outhouse!" Ma hollers back, "Now take your head out of the hole!" Pa proceeds to pull his head out of the hole, then starts yelling, "Ma Help! My beard is stuck in the cracks in the toilet seat!"

To which Ma replies, "Hurt's, don't it ?!"

That's Possum's Journal for this week. Have a great weekend and more next Friday.

Stray Tuned !

Friday, March 13, 2009

Pets Of The Week - It hasn't Been A Very Good Week

Sadly, I have to begin with bad news. My pal, Linda in Washington lost her Gabi Lin on Wednesday. Gabi was sick for a few days and got progressively worse. She died of renal failure. Please stop by and see my good friend Linda as she is devastated.

I'd also like to commend my pal robin, author of "The Yellow Brick Road" for keeping in close touch with linda not only with Gabi's condition, but Linda as well.

If you want to see some fancy chickens and other interesting critters, you should stop by and see Kelly who publishes "The Chicken Chronicles Again". I always enjoy seeing her beautiful animals and keep up on what's going on there. I think you will find it interesting. You can read Kell's blog at

These aren't the only creatures that Kelly has. She's got emus, horses, peacocks and an asortment of show fowl that is incredible. You'll understand better when you visit her blog site.

The Pets Of The Week feature is going well but remember to send your pictures and stories to and we'll post them. It doesn't matter if you have already sent in pictures. Things keep changing and new pictures and stories happen every day.

The Cat's Meow And Puppy Dog Tales:

A woman went to a pet shop and immediately spotted a large beautiful parrot. There was a sign on the cage that said $50.00. She ask the owner, "Why so little?" The owner replied, "Look, I should tell you first that this bird used to live in a house of prostitution, and sometimes it says some pretty vulgar stuff."

The woman thought about this, but decided she had to have the bird anyway. She took it home and hung the bird's cage up in her living room and waited for it to say something. The bird looked around the room, then at her, and said, "New house, new madam." The woman was a bit shocked at the implication, but then thought, "That's not so bad."

When her two teenage daughters returned from school the bird saw them and said, "New house, new madam, new girls." The girls and the woman were a bit offended but then began to laugh about the situation.

Moments later, the woman's husband, Robert, came home from work. The bird looked at him and said, "Hi Robert."

This Just In: The age old question has finally been answered.

An Amish lady is trotting down the road in her horse and buggy when she is pulled over by a cop. The cop said, "Ma'am, I'm not going to ticket you, but I do have to issue you a warning. You have a broken reflector on your buggy." The woman answered, "Oh, I'll let my husband, Jacob, know as soon as I get home."

The cop added, "Another thing, ma'am. I don't like the way that one rein loops across the horse's back and around one of his balls. I consider that animal abuse. That's cruelty to animals. Have your husband take care of that right away!"

Later that day, the lady is home telling her husband about her encounter with the cop. Her husband said, "Well, dear, what exactly did he say?" The woman said, "He said the reflector is broken."The husband said, "I can fix that in two minutes. What else?"The woman replied, "I'm not sure, Jacob, something about the emergency brake."

That's Possum's Journal for this week. Have a great weekend and I'll see you next week.

Stray Tuned !

Friday, March 6, 2009

Pet's Of The Week - Beowulf? No - MeowWoof ! - I AM THE CUTEST ! - YOU ARE NOT ! - AM SO ! - ARE NOT !

I have a conundrum that can only be answered by you, the ever observant readers. It seems that two of my pals, namely Linda in Washington and Robin in Tampa (or thereabouts) are having a discussion as to whose pet is cuter. Discretion being the better part of valor, I must disqualify myself for two reasons, A) Both ladies are my pals and B) being a fancy feline in lust, er, love, I would be slightly prejudiced.

The two beauties in question are the lovely Gabi Lin, who permits her pal Linda to live with her and the ever fetching Princess, who runs the house where Robin lives. Quite frankly, it is a difficult decision, but Linda and Robin really want to know who's the cutest pet.

To set the record straight, it has been said that some felines are quite contrary and can become very snoopy. I've heard the rumors that felines often do things that can be controversial and that their behavior is sometimes very rude. This picture was sent to me anonymously from the Florida area.

On the other hand, it is a well known fact that although canines are said to be man's best friend, they often think about themselves before others. Furthermore, I've been told that you really can't turn your back on them for they will quickly take advantage of any situation. This picture was also sent to me anonymously from the Washington State area.

So, now for your viewing, dining and dancing pleasure, I present to you the two lovely ladies, Gabi Lin and Princess. These lovely ladies are patiently waiting for your vote and unlike American Idol contestants, neither of these two ladies are cry babies, if you get my drift.

The decision's in your hands fellow readers. You will determine who is cuter. Remember, of course, that both Linda and Robin know where you live. The again you can also make a comment anonymously.

I would also like to show you the very beautiful Ebony who lives with my pal, Julie, author of "Julia's New Journal." Julie also lives with my pal Zoey, who's pictured on my sidebar. Ebony reminds me of a beautiful feline named Lucky Max that lived with Jimmy. Visit Julie at

I would be remiss not to show you a picture of Beanie and Brother Kirt taken in the 1950's. Beanie loved trouble and Jimmy and Kirt spent half their time bailing Beanie out of trouble. You see, Beanie loved to chase dogs, cats or kids. He didn't bite (that much), but he scared quite a few kids. He's only a pup in these pictures. Then again, so is brother Kirt.

The Cat's Meow And Puppy Dog Tales: Today's stories were sent to me anonymously. The first one came from somewhere in the northwest and the second one came from the southeast.

Two Robins were sitting in a tree. "I'm really hungry," said the first one. "Let's fly down and find some lunch." They flew down to the ground and found a nice plot of newly plowed ground that was full of worms.

They ate and ate and ate till they could eat no more. "I'm so full, I don't think I can fly back up into the tree," said the first one. "Let's just lay back here and bask in the warm sun," said the second. "O K," said the first.

So they plopped down, basking in the sun. No sooner than they had fallen asleep, when a big fat tomcat came up and gobbled them up. As the cat sat washing his face after his meal, he thought... "I JUST LOVE BASKIN ROBINS."

Linda received a parrot for her birthday. The parrot was fully grown with a bad attitude and worse vocabulary. Every other word was an obscenity. Those that weren't expletives, were to say the least, rude. Linda tried hard to change the bird's attitude and was constantly saying polite words, playing soft music, anything she could think of. Nothing worked. She yelled at the bird and the bird yelled back. She shocked the bird and the bird just got more angry and more rude.

Finally, in a moment of desperation, Linda put the bird in the freezer, just for a few moments. She heard the bird squawk and kick and scream-then suddenly, there was quiet. Linda was frightened that she might have hurt the bird and quickly opened the freezer door. The parrot calmly stepped out and said "I believe I may have offended you with my rude language and actions. I'll endeavor at once to correct my behavior. I really am truly sorry and beg your forgiveness."

Linda was astonished at the bird's change in attitude and was about to ask what had made such a dramatic change when the parrot continued, "May I ask what the chicken did?"

That's Possum's Journal for today. Have a great weekend and more next week.

Stray Tuned !