#SoCS: Mini Mouse

Gibbs the cat here! I’ll be taking over for the human today. She didn’t quite know what to do with the SoCS prompt of mini/maxi and I understand. I was scratching my ears too until I spied the mini mouse (one of many) at the foot of the cat tree. Mini mouse and her brothers and sisters are some of my favorite toys. The little things bat around easily and never squeak, not even when they’re in the clutches ofRead more

Attack of the Catnip Banana

“We are never more fully alive, more completely ourselves, or more deeply engrossed in anything than when we are playing.” -Charles Schaefer- Gibbs the cat loves his catnip banana. Gibbs enjoys playing “attack of the catnip banana” with the human. The human obliges with a hint of mischief, a bit of delight, wary of the claws that don’t always land on the banana (if you know what I mean) (I mean skin piercing and blood could be involved if notRead more

Adult Stretchy Athletic Pants

“This is not a game.” How often have we heard that in TV, movies or elsewhere? Today, it’s a mantra of some, taking the health of self and humanity seriously. Others, perhaps not so much, and this is where I struggle deeply. With pastors that still want their church pews filled, with politicians who promise a timeline of return to “normal” or refuse to shut down an election, and with people who continue to defy social distancing and safety practicesRead more

Anxiously Waiting…

Sitting here, waiting for a game to begin around 5:40 pm CST. Getting anxious by the minute. I’m a football fan and my forever team is the Green Bay Packers. No question, will live and die a Packer fan. You’ve heard of Vince Lombardi, right? The Lombardi Trophy? He was the coach of the Packers from 1959 to 1967. Led the team to five NFL championships and won the first two Super Bowls. Lombardi was ahead of his time asRead more

An Empty Cup

“There is a hell lot of a difference between a quiet mind and an empty mind.” ~Soshail Akash~ I have a somewhat quiet mind right now. It’s Sunday, as I type. November 3rd. The football game is on mute because our guys aren’t having a good start and I’m trying a little professional sports voodoo. I’ll let you know in a minute if it worked. Having a quiet mind is not easy to do. The thoughts. And the more thoughts.Read more

Clueless

It always gives me a shiver when I see a cat seeing what I can’t see. ~Eleanor Farjeon~ I see what he sees, in the fuzzy distance. But I am clueless over his thoughts. Is she friend or foe to him, in this particular instance?   Does he ponder a gesture of friendship, or the pounce of an attack? The scene could be two cats, merely relaxing a few feet apart, or the onset of a game…the principal players plotting toRead more

What the Heck? v.3

It’s that time again, boys and girls! I know you’ve been waiting with bated breath. On a day when I was perusing the vibrant colors of a nearby garden center, I came upon a dish towel in the gift area with an amusing saying. I’m providing the first part, but you have to finish the sentence. There is something I want desperately, but is nowhere to be found. Clues are non-existent other than you will probably say “Oh, duh!” ifRead more

Football Sunday

Hey kids! It’s football Sunday! The Big Game! My beloved Green Bay Packers and Da Bears. It’s a historic rivalry that goes back in time, way back. The winner goes to the playoffs. The loser goes home. The game will be outside, in Chicago, with wind chill temps around 10 degrees. While the Packers have not had the best season, with many injuries and times of sloppy play, the fans received a huge gift this week. Dude! You’re back! AfterRead more