My FB friend said that “the noises are enough to stop war”. He’s correct.
We hope everyone had a wonderful day. On Friday, Lastech had to work and I wasn’t going anywhere near a mall. I shopped on Black Friday once. It was before it was called Black Friday and it was an accident. While I take pride in being frugal, I’m not THAT intent on saving a dime or two. Instead, I spent the day with the pointy eared people. Lastech took these photos.
I know that most of you are familiar with the Simon’s Cat videos at Youtube. Here is a video of his real kitties who provide him with a lot of inspiration.
Thanksgiving is upon us and we would like to extend our heartfelt wishes for a great holiday season for everyone.
In addition to Thanksgiving, many of our friends are celebrating the first day of the Festival of Lights, otherwise known as Chanukah. The first day of Chanukah and Thanksgiving fall on the same day for the first time since 1888. It won’t happen again for a long time.
And now for the recipe… This is the only pumpkin bread I have ever really enjoyed. Most of the time I find it dry and mealy. This is NOT dry. It’s rich and heavy and moist.
Mom and Dad’s Pumpkin Bread
5 cups pumpkin (1 large and 1 small can)
2 cups white sugar
2 cups brown sugar
1 cup oil
1 tsp salt
1 tsp cloves
2 tsp cinnamon
4 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup nuts
5 cups flour
Mix all the ingredients well. Makes 2 large bread loaves, or up to ten mini loaves. Bake at 350 for 1 hr. for a large loaf and about 40 minutes for a mini loaf. May take longer. I check the small loaves after 30 minutes and the large after 50 minutes. Bread is done when a toothpick is inserted and comes out clean.
We always greased the pans and sprinkled them with sugar (rather than flour). We also sprinkled a bit of sugar on top as it made the top crunchy.
Love and best wishes to all from everyone here at JBoD,
Lastech, Rudha-an, Tito, Miss Jenny, and Titanescu
Note from Rudha-an: Lastech wrote most of this post. I wrote the bit about Titanescu. It was a joint effort, but he did most of the work.
Miss Jenny has been picking up an annoying habit lately. Some time at night, she’ll pick up one of her balls with her front paws then toss it or just drop it. The sound of her hard plastic toy with the pieces of tin inside hitting the floor wakes me instantly.
I now hide the toy in question every evening. But that got me thinking about all the odd stuff the pointy eared ones do. Once in a while I’ll find a present on the bed near my pillow. Nothing gross, just odd… Jenny leaves me the occasional wine cork or curiouser yet, the odd potato.
Why? What goes on behind those blue peepers? The Boober had his own eccentricities. Like loving my singing Corsican songs to him. From across the room he’d look up wide eyed then amble over to sit on my chest purring. I couldn’t begin to tell you how we started this routine, he and I, let alone why he only reacted to this particular type of song.
Kitsy the Space Oddity rabbit kicked me the first time I blew raspberries on his gut, but he grew to enjoy the attention. With him, it wasn’t just one odd thing. The way he did everything was strange and entertaining.
Tito likes to spoon water off the fountain with his paw to drink it. And when he begs for food it’s usually for another cat. Go figure…
Rudha-an: Titanescu is still showing us who he really is. His real oddities will shine through at some point.
Why are the pointy eared people so weird at times? The video says it all.
Lastech managed to get some very nice profile shots of the pointy eared people.
…and here’s Shorty & Kody with a big dose of “cute”.
At the end of October, I posted about our trip to Angel Island. I only posted the fog and harbor pics from that trip.
Now I’m going to share another batch of photos. While we were there, we took the tram circuit around the island. While it was frustrating because I wanted to step out and explore, it was also good since we could see just where we wanted to go when we go back. And we certainly will go back at some point.
It’s Caturday again and Time for the pointy eared people to shine.
If you visit often you’ll know that we adopted a crotchety older kitty earlier this year. We alternate between calling him Titanescu and Titanus Grumpicus Bunny Butt. He spent the first month hissing and swatting at the other two. Then it was reduced to the occasional half-hearted swat. Finally, they could sleep within a foot of one another for at least 10 minutes without a slapfest.
Then I saw this:
Then it went to this:
The above is a milestone as this pic shows what Titanescu is normally like.
Cute warning! Be sure watch until the end though. My thanks to a Facebook friend who shared this with me.
I’m hoping to post more often now. I started a project almost a year ago that took up far too much time but I finally finished it. I have a new project, but there’s no time limit and I can do a bit here and there. I’m hoping to have the rest of the pics from our Angel Island trip posted soon.
Now it’s time for the pointy eared people to shine.
Titanescu, on the other hand…
This is just a random bird pic. I was at the park a while back and this Steller’s Jay collecting peanuts.