Monday, October 16, 2017

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Thursday, October 12, 2017

We Love This Time Of Year.

We've had a great week of beautiful fall weather, mild days and cool nights. We haven't seen any hot air balloons near us, but that's okay. They make almost as much noise as Caroline does, and who needs that? Sunday morning will mark the last mass ascension for this year's fiesta.

As for the gas balloon race, the winning team made it all the way to somewhere between Labrador and Quebec, Canada, beating the old record for longest time in the air and most miles covered. With almost 60 hours of flying time, we sure hope they had a catbox with them!

Another reason why we love this time of year is we can finally nap in the sun without boiling. Why, I'm demonstrating that right now!

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

I'm Talking To You, Mom.

Can you imagine what I'm saying to her?

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Ivan Interrupted.

Well, I was enjoying a nice snooze.

Monday, October 09, 2017


So we saw no hot air balloons at all this weekend. Not even far far away! Mom said they probably drifted west and south. I was pretty disappointed because I still want a ride in one of those things. I still have six more days for chances, I guess.

But do you know what? For the first time ever, on Saturday evening Mom saw seven out of the eight gas balloons in the America's Challenge Gas Balloon Race*! It was a fluke that she did, since what first caught her attention was a light moving in the distance. When she went out to the balcony to check it out, she realized what it was...then saw another, and another, then three more! Then, there was one that floated very close to us! In the darkness, she thought it was thrilling to see those softly glowing orbs silently drifting in the sky.

Albuquerque Journal

Meh. We slept through it.

*As of this posting, two had already reached Canada!

Thursday, October 05, 2017

Week End.

We sure are glad this week is nearly over. But we're even more glad our cat buds have made us smile and sometimes laugh right out loud when we most needed it.

It may even be safe for a long nap now. Well, at least until Saturday when the Balloon Fear-esta starts and gets the little boys all wound up.

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

All Living Creatures.

Did you know that it's the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi today? We bet you probably know that St. Francis is the patron saint of animals, but did you know that this day is celebrated all over the place and by people (and their animals) of all faiths as well? We're going to celebrate by FEASTING!

I wouldn't mind a CheezIt or nine to start, if you're listening.

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

We Know People Are Sad.

And we know that other people act in incomprehensible ways that make our people sad.

We just can't fix it. We can only wish for peace for those lost souls.

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And a cat note to Tom Petty: our old bro Eddie loved you, man. We will miss you. RIP.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Clouds And Rain And Rain And Clouds.

Yes, fall came to us suddenly. We've had and are in for some chilly days and nights while this storminess works its way through the state. Believe me, we are not complaining! In fact, we are relishing it because we know this is not really how fall works in the southwest and we'll probably get another blast or nine of heat.

In the meantime, it makes for good curling up weather.

And ― most importantly ― cuddling on mom weather!