Candle Glow

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Mama and I explored the subject of cats and candles. While there are people who enjoy sitting by candlelight it is of importance to be aware where the cat or cats are. I know that at holiday time when candles are burning my mama and papa make sure I am not anywhere near the flames. Last Christmas I was delighted to have them place the small ceramic Christmas tree so that I could enjoy the colored lights. I had no interest in the flickering flames made by the candles.


Now from what I understand my so called half-sister or the girl cat my parents had before me Cha-Cha wasn’t always so obedient. You can see her sitting on the holiday table with the punch bowl on one side and the candle on the other. However the candle wasn’t lit until she got off the table and settled down.

Another thing to be aware of is that while candles are burning there is plenty of ventilation in the room since cats can be sensitive to chemicals, scents and soot that gets emitted by burning candles, especially scented candles. Candles should not be burned at all if you have a cat that has a respiratory condition such as asthma.

So play it safe and be sure your cats can enjoy the holidays with no worries. If you have more than one playful cat you might consider electric candles or place glass cylinders over burning flames. Remember never to leave a burning candle in the room unattended. I am proud to say my mama and papa have never had to worry about me but then I am only one cat and I don’t have anyone to play with or to annoy me so that a dangerous situation can come about.


Grumpy’s face says it all about the holidays.





The Computer and Me


Here I am waiting for the printer to print out some of the things I want from the computer. Naturally mama gets upset if I lean too much on the keyboard but hey, I’ve got large paws. As far as papa’s laptop goes I just love to lay on it because it is so warm but that is another story.


After I have finished with my work if the winter sun comes out I always look for a sunny spot in which to relax. 

Another amusing picture for you and I can tell you I have also had those moments when mama has found something I have written on the PC.


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Bring On the Bird


I know all about pigeons and crows and song birds in season. I know what a chicken looks like when mom has roasted it and man, that bird is tasty. What I would like to know is what a turkey is like but here in Latvia there is no Thanksgiving Day. So this blog is from mama and me for all to enjoy and to say to those who celebrate Happy Thanksgiving! I suggested the memes from Google for your enjoyment and mama added her poem.


Thanksgiving Day

 Can there be

Except for when we get the

Christmas tree

A time more pleasant

Than is Thanksgiving Day.


A day for friends and family

Giving thanks for what we have

Good food and drink

 and a time to think

Of how good the Lord

Has been to us.


So gather together,

one and all,

the two-legged

and four-legged,

as well.

Share that turkey,

there’ll be plenty for all

and some furry, happy and full tummies to rub.


So let’s give our love

to everyone,

in our family tree

and have a truly

Happy Thanksgiving Day indeed!