Friday, June 2, 2023

Ask Madame Lisa

 "Do you really think this person can see into my future?

Maybe she'll know if I live to be 50 and will get lots of


I hope you live to be 50, Precious. However, it may not pan out
for either of us to last that much longer.  I'd be 120 and too old
to scoop your litter box.  And at 50, you'd be more crotchety
than you are now.

"Well, I wouldn't ask much of you, Lynn. Except
to flip my frog, throw my paper wad, feed me,
brush me, buy my food fur me, clean my potty,
buy my litter, open windows fur me and give
me my wacky weed.  Let me in and out the
back door fur the patio.
Surely you'll be able to
do all that!"

I'm not sure, Precious.  I already feel tired just
hearing your request.

I found this by accident and bought it immediately.  
I am hoping it is insurance that I never get stung by a
bee, wasp, or hornet again.  But if I do, even if it
is on my lip or face, I'll suction out the poison and 
hope for less pain for less time.  I will be able to try
it on misquito bites as they chew me up and spit me
out in the yard when I am cleaning bird baths.
It works by one-handed suction and if the strong
suction I feel just trying it means anything, it will work.

Maybe Madame Lisa saw this tool in my future!

These are my iris and I thought a reader I know, 
who loves the color pink, might enjoy a peek at them.

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Friday, May 26, 2023

Baby 'coons caused Lynn to be late!

 "I just want to tell the whole furry world that Lynn left

me fur an entire whole long lonely day."

"I'm still shaking my head over this fact of being
neglected, under fed, late brushing, and late legs.
No kitty should have to endure such goings on."

I know, Precious. It was so bad of me to abandon you safely
at home in your hiding spot under the bed, with full tummy
and no interest in getting up for hours.

However, my childhood girlfriend drove 300 miles to
spend the day with me before she drove on north to
see Lake Erie. I drove 60 miles south to the big city
we decided to meet up in.

We had a good visit and lunch and walk about the 
metro park botanical garden in the area.

As we were going to the parking lot, I spied theses two
tiny baby raccoons.  Still nursing they were so tiny.
And no sight of mom or other babies.

I did a shuffle walk to get them back to the grassy
area away from the park road.  Oh, how they cried,
and squeaked and rattled and hissed.  I wanted to
pick them up by the scruff of their neck and make
this ordeal for them go faster, but I would never pick
up an animal. Fear of bites and scratches is a good fear.

Eventually with the help of my girlfriend we got
them onto the park path.  Then they actually started
following me!  They had sniffed and rubbed my shoes so
much I guess they now thought they were with mom.
I stopped dead in the path and they did too.  After a minute
I started walking and they went into the rough grass area.

"Well, that is all good Lynn, but I did not get my supper
until after 5 PM and my brushing at 5:30!  So legs were
1/2 hour late!"

Yes, snookems, but we got in a few hours of rest
and relaxation, didn't we?  Just hope mom raccoon
found her way to those babies.

"Psst ev-furbody, did you see silly Lynn with the
skinny legs?  Makes it uncomfortable fur me to sleep."

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Friday, May 19, 2023

"Don't Fence Me In"

 "Lynn, this is purrfect fur me.  How did you get the man who

rubs my belly to agree and do all the fence work?  And could

you stop singing Gene Autry's song!"

Well, Precious is took a bit of convincing, however he wanted
you to join us safely outside too.

But this is just when I am right there with you even
though I don't think you can escape, I have to know you
will not jump over the fence.

"Lynn, tell 'em how it is made."

Precious, it is made with 2x2's and 25 feet of chicken
wire.  The wire was meant for keeping the deer off
the young sapplings I have planted.  But they are
now protected with black drainage pipe.

It has a small "gate" on one side so I can easily go
out and in for bird bath fill-ups and getting into the
back yard.  But it sits right against the house so you can not
squeeze out.

"Maybe the deers won't come and eat the patio
flowers in pots this way, too? But how will chippie
make it onto the patio so now I can snag him?"

There is plenty of tiny space for a fat chipmunk to 
slink under and will he be in for a surprise when he
sees you sitting there fat and sassy waiting with
baited breath!

Of, course I'll be making sure Precious is not too
curious about the plants as they grow.  So far this has
only been in place a week and she is very bashful
about stepping out.  If I move or even try to talk to 
her, she dashes right back into the house.

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Friday, May 12, 2023

Sights to be seen from the bike

 "Lynn, are you going to bring any of these babies home?"

I don't think I can get a calf on the bike, Precious.

They are nowhere as small as you, and I don't think I could get
you on a bike either.
I just love seeing the pastures of cows with their calves every
Spring. And watching the little ones grow all summer long.

And I always enjoy seeing and saving a snake from
death by bike.  This skinny fellow is a milk snake,
probably born last year from it's length.

There are two donkeys in the above photo. This farm used to have
a white one for years.  I have not seen it the past 2 summers.
Maybe these two brown ones are the new grazers.

"Lynn, maybe you could hitch us a ride on the burros.
I think that might be fun fur a bit."

"Well, do you think you could do some Precious
looking now you are home?  And what about a 
bite to eat, I'm starved after your long ride.
All these strange animals better not show up
at my place setting. I'm too hungry to share now."

And the amazing Eastern Blue Birds have now
built a new nest in the front yard box while feeding
the first 5.  Can't wait to see how these go.

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Friday, May 5, 2023

Curio Kitties

 "Lynn tells me stories all the time. I've come to realize she is older

than the Sphinx Cat so is most of her stuff.  Here's all the un-live

kitties she has collected in her 100 thousand years."

"The tiny slinky looking grey one is fur me.
Maybe you can see the similarities."

"The tiny wolfie you see belongs with the
Nativity Scene.  But he lives here the rest 
of the year, under strick cat rules."

"The one with the feather is in honor of Angel Seney.
She loved carrying large turkey and hawk feathers
ev-fur where with her.
The black and white is fur Angel Suzy Q."

I started my curio collection in 1972 and it was
to be cats with ceramic bows and roses only,
but as I found few of those over the years,
I started expanding.  I am not on the hunt for 
more, just if I'm in the right place and one is waiting
for a new home it may find it's way here.

And we have had the good luck to see our Eastern Blue Birds
raise and fledge 5 babies.  They started the nest in the cold of
March and I feed them meal worms.
We offer 2 bird houses and year to year they switch out.
Now they are out in this down turn of weather.
In the 30's at night again, with lots of rain.  About
6 inches in the past 5 days. I am just sick of it.

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Friday, April 28, 2023

Indoor Camping

"Lynn, don't put that sheet in the pantry.  I want it."

Precious, I am trying to fold laundry.
What are you going to do, go camping?

This bulge in the sheet is Precious.
I draped it over the basement stairs banister
for her enjoyment.  When she is finished camping in
a few weeks, it'll need a good washing.  All the
grey furs embedded in it will be unbelievable.

"What are you doing?  Trying to make me
look like I'm in jail?"

Nope, Precious,  I just wanted humans to see
the inside of your tent.  I had to raise the
"flap" to stick my head under  to get your picture.
Just don't try lighting a camp fire under there
just because it has turned back to winter.

We had extreme heat 2 weeks ago. And now
this week it is 30 degrees below normal every day.
The bird baths are frozen in the morns, and
we have had the "10" snows after the
forsythia blooms.  Oh yay, that is supposed to
be THREE snows.

"Oh my,  Lynn just read on The Poupounette that we have
spam folder on Blogger!  I have 74 comments and Lynn just clicked on 
many to load the comments where they were intended.
Thank you all very much and sorry Lynn did not see them earlier."

PS, I do not like computers at all and I am very
ignorant actually for this reason.

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Friday, April 21, 2023

She stepped out!

 "Lynn, this is a bit scary.  I like the warm air and sitting here with you but it is all so new to me.

Four or five times a year Precious and I spend
a lovely long weekend or even a full week at home
alone.  The first time this year it was in March and
the weather here meant staying inside unless I 
dressed like and Eskimo to take a walk.

The week after Easter, April 10 thru 16, we had an exceptionally
long week at home together.  And the weather was
picture perfect.  I biked 5 days out of 7. 
And had lots of weeding and pruning to do and loved
every bit of it.

So here I was sitting on the patio for a bit
in the shade as it was 79 degrees and hot in
the sun.  I have not put the screen door up yet
for the back but I left the glass slider open a few
inches so Precious could sit and smell the air.

She shocked me when she asked if she could come out and look
around.  She was tasting the air in this picture.  She never did
go all the way over to inspect the grass.  But she has never
been a grass eating girl.  Peepers and Seney loved to eat it.

Every time I moved a bit to get her picture
she started to bolt for inside.  Which is a good 
thing actually.

"Lynn,  I think I better go in and take a long
bath.  I must have gotten dirty just being out here."

The Ohio Wildlife Division has just issued a
warning statement that Lyme disease is up in Ohio.
I stopped to speak to a jogger while I was riding,
and he had stepped off the path just a couple feet
into some grass and immediately had ticks on him.
And this is just mid April.  One good reason
that I am glad Precious is not too interested in
However, on that note, she did go out 2 other
afternoons with me. I had my plants sunning
but they can not be planted until mid May
due to more frost will occur.

After a wonderful week, on Monday 17th we
had rain, sleet and snow.  Can't wait for real
Spring to get here and stay.

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Ask Madame Lisa

  "Do you really think this person can see into my future? Maybe she'll know if I live to be 50 and will get lots of treats." ...