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Welcome to the Thursday afternoon pootie diary, our daily friendly place to take a few minutes to relax, smile, and recharge before going out to battle the forces of evil in the big, bad real world. (In other words: this is a happy place. Please help us keep it that way!)

So loosen your tie (if you are unfortunate enough to be wearing one), kick off your shoes (watch your aim, please - no wee beasties should be hurt in this process....), and let me know what beverage you'd like to have pushed through teh 'Toobz with your fresh-out-of-the-oven mincemeat brownies (selection includes some fancy organic loose herbal tea, water from the spring up the road, and that half-full bottle of some cheap Carbernet from last weekend that's taking up space on the fridge door......).

It was a dark and stormy night here in the backwoods of Maine as I was putting the finishing touches on this diary yesterday.... thunder and lightening and rain, oh, my!

good book

The late and much missed Jez is no longer here to share her ebil weed ~ but that just means there's more for all the rest of the world's felines. Jez did love her 'nip....

jez and the nip

The current resident wee beasties are having a great time. Penn has become a lap cat in the last week (guess he heard me threaten to get him a baby sister to fill that role.....). Since Penn's 'superpower' is sleeping well, the lap cat role fits him well ;-)

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Bonus kitteh belleh for Swampyankee....:

sleepy kitty Penn

Hobbs prefers to spend his time protecting me from all the bugs in the Maine woods. The fact that such guard duty involves lots of time sitting on sunny window sills has no influence on his decision to be so vigilant. Really, it doesn't ;-)



Next, an interlude of the LOLcats you've been waiting for (yes, I can hear you drumming your fingers on your desk with impatience from all the way over here.....):

To start.... the second installment of the new, rebooted Star Trek is out on DVD this week. Yes, my copy is on its way to my undisclosed backwoods location ;-) So, some Star Trek themed LOLs for your amusement....

fingers not right


built in insignia


try again Scotty




Since the Star Trek movie has young actors playing the classic characters, some young pooties for your enjoyment:


big dog gone


joke like that


This next little guy looks like my Penn ~ and Penn came into my life about the same way, convincing me that he wouldn't take up much room ;-) Now he's fifteen pounds of snuggly cuddler....

let me stay

Next, some general LOLs:

ice cream so close


ink pad

A couple more pretty ones ('cuz you must have known I wouldn't stop chattering without posting a couple of my father's photographs.....):

Entangled trees

shock absorbers

chihulyseven upload

forest floor

Dance of freedom

Now, and definitely finally, some concluding public service announcements:

1) The non-captioned, non-Jez/Hobbs/Penn pictures are my dad's work. He was an amazing photographer. See here for some more evidence (not necessarily his best work, just the electronic files I could pry off his laptop one time that he came to visit).
2) If you need a dose of cute and can't find the day's pootie diary, try this foster kitten web cam. If the resident fosters are sleeping when you click over there, you can use the DVR feature to find a time when they have the zoomies ;-)
3) Need more cute kitties? Try the Itty Bitty Kitty Committee, another foster family.
4) Good works clicky links below. Please use them. The pooties and woozles thank you for doing so.

take my hand scary world

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