Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Feeling Out Of Place

Icy and the girls wish you a safe New Year's Eve.

Monday, December 29, 2008


He don't smell like I thought he would.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Hope You're Enjoying the Holidays

Icy and Bootsy hope you are all having a safe and fun holiday season.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Nessa's Story

Nessa was writing a story, but she hasn't workied on it for a year. Just for fun, Icy and Bootsy made a cartoon of the last chapter she wrote. Her last chapter of the story is at:
Her regular blog is in the sidebar.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Happy Holidays

from Icy and Bootsy

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

It's deja vu again

...and again and again and again...

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Icy Feels Bad

Icy is getting old and she feels bad. She has trouble walking and it is difficult for her to go up and down the one step to go outside. She doesn't stay out very long. She just doesn't feel like posing for pictures much, so I went over to Phantasm Park and got a picture of Joan of Ark and Sir Lancelot. Icy couldn't go. She just sleeps most of the time and has trouble going from one room to another. But she enjoys the cat. They lay together a lot.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Unwelcomed Guests

There are some creatures in Icy's Domain that she doesn't really appreciate.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Rabbit Rabbit in the backyard

Icy likes to watch the pink rabbit hop around in the backyard.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

I'm Only Napping, Guys

Getting old can be scary when you just take a nap and the Grim Reaper and Devil come to check you out.

Sunday, October 26, 2008


Icy is the senior citizen of the yard and is often called upon to settle disputes among the denizens of her domain.

Monday, October 20, 2008

11 Years of Blogging

We first posted a picture of Icy and Dusty in Oct. 1997. Lately I've been trying to learn how to make animated movies and practicing on the Growing Up Lammy blog. While Icy and I were out celebrating at Ugly Grace's bar, a friend, Flowering Kudzu, got up on the bar and danced and sang us a song.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Hello Neighbor

Bootsy watches the cat from next door, which was born about the same time. These two are not directly related, but the daddy of the yellow one was one of the fathers of Turdy, Bootsy's turtle-shell brother. Mama Noname Cat had sex with both Midnight and Morris within minutes and one of the eggs was fertilized by two different sperm. Cats are peculiar like that, maybe. And maybe not. Midnight had a yellow sub-coat, so he might have been like a brother to Morris or something. There's a solid black cat that comes around often that is the same age (6 months) as Bootsy. Icy says, Who cares?

Monday, October 6, 2008

Enough Is Enough!

"I've had it with you, Bootsy! You're gonna stop chasing me, or else! See?"

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Something In Common

Icy and Bootsy get along very well, considering they are dog and cat. But they have something in common. Icy recently lost her daddy, Dusty, and Bootsy has lost two brothers, Turdy and Mr. Gray. So they console each other when they feel down with sorrow and grief.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Visit From The Devil

TLP, Tan Lucy Pez, said she missed the Devil who had a blog for a while, so he came by and asked Icy if he could give a shout-out to TLP.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Stressed Out

Some days you wonder if you're going to make it through the week.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Rabbit Rabbit or Mouse Mouse?

The mouse dons a disguise to fool Bootsy.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Fly On Her Nose

I didn't notice when I took the picture, but there is a fly on Icy's nose. I just noticed it as I was looking at some pics I took yesterday. You may have to click on the picture to enlarge it to really see it. I just thought it was amusing. Sort of. But maybe not for Icy.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Upper Bunk

When you are the youngest, you take the upper bunk.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Icy's Slide Show

Icy complained that this is her blog and she wanted some of her pictures posted.

Friday, September 19, 2008


It got a little windy last Sunday, but we were very lucky that it only blew down two limbs from the tree and didn't do any structural damage. There was a lot of serious damage in the area. The electricity was off for five days because the electric company crews were down in Texas helping where the hurricane first came inland. We just got the wind, no rain, after it traveled inland a thousand miles. It makes us realize how devastating it must have been when it first hit shore in Texas.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Dusty Doggy's Grave

For some strange reason that I don't understand, our cat, Bootsy, likes to use Dusty Doggy's grave site to go potty.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Getting Fit

A neighbor came by to give Icy some advice about getting physically fit and staying healthy in her old age.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Doug Recites Poem Underwater

I was joking with Doug and called his poem The Onionville Chronicles instead of Unionville, saying it made me cry. He replied saying it should be read underwater. So here is Doug reciting the last canto of his epic poem underwater. You can sample a little of it, but to hear his original reading, click here to go to the post on Waking Ambrose.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Rainy Day

It has finally rained and cooled things off around here. I got out my old movie camera and went across the street to take a picture of the house in the rain, but one of those nutty girls next door saw me taking a movie and ran out in the street to show off!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

We Have Relatives We Don't Know About

A young black cat comes by to visit Icy and Bootsy. We haven't seen this one before, but it must be one of the kids of Midnight, the big black cat that is the father of Bootsy.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

From the Archive

Here's a post from a few years ago.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Good Luck Dance - Rabbit Rabbit

Good luck and enjoy the fall! It's our most favorite season of the year.

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Friend or Dinner

Bootsy does some serious thinking before making a decision.

Monday, August 25, 2008


The Alien Guy's mother came by for a visit.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Lonely Kitty

Boots or Bootsy is very lonely now. Mr. Gray has gone missing. He wasn't sick. He was very playful and loved being in the house, but he went outside and has not been seen since. Bootsy is like Icy, she won't go outside unless I go out with them. I just found the black tortoise-shell kittens body in the basement. He had been sick for several days before he disappeared. We had given away the other kitten that looked exactly like Boots. So out of the four kittens which Mama Noname had, there is only one left, and he is very lonely now, since he was so used to playing with the others. I also noticed a dead yellow kitten in the bushes in the yard next door. No name hasn't been around in a while.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Bad Hair Day or Showing Age?

It does appear that Icy was having a bad hair day. Or is she just showing her age? She will be fifteen in April. That's getting old for a dog.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Icy and Mr. Gray

Mr. Gray shows affection for his Aunt Icy with a smooch.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Icy and Bootsy

They have become good friends and share the work as gatekeeper.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Aunt Icy and her nephews

Icy and the two cats, Bootsy and Mr. Gray, enjoy the fresh air and sunshine on the porch. We haven't seen the black Tortoise shell kitten in about a week and think she has died. The last time we saw her, she was very sick and wouldn't eat. She could barely walk and had a foul odor.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Icy Does Kung Fu Fighting

After watching Master Tom out in the yard, Icy felt she had to show him up.


Thursday, August 7, 2008

Master Tom Does Kung Fu

Music Background. You may have to lower the volume.

Look at that silly old man, Master Tom practicing Kung Fu in the back yard! Naw! That really isn't him. He just made a cartoon of himself and put it over a picture of our yard. But it does look like him, even if he can't move like that.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Learning New Customs

It is the custom that when dogs meet, they smell each others butts. But cats usually touch noses. Icy has finally learned the custom of the cats.


Thursday, July 31, 2008

Icy Asks Dr. Doggy

Icy asks Dr. Doggy if chocolate is bad for her.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Don't Feel Like Blogging

Icy is just not in the mood for making blogs.

Sunday, July 20, 2008


We at first called her Tortie because she is a tortoise-shell cat.

Saturday, July 19, 2008


We call this kitten 'Boots' since we lack the imagination to think up a better name. There were two kittens just like this one with white paws, but we found a home for one of them. So we have three kittens left: Mister Gray, Boots and Turdy the tortoise-shell kitten. Mama Noname was a stray when she came here and had the kittens, and since the kittens have been weened, she has left or found a new home. She stops by now and then to see the kittens, but she doesn't stay very long.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Mister Gray

Mister Gray is the kitten that is solid gray except for a few light highlights. Even his eyes are gray! Sometims he looks like an alien from space which they often call Mr. Gray.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Monday, July 14, 2008

Icy Raps

She not only talks, but also sings:

Doggy doggy arf arf

Oh, how I love this life of mine

Where humans are kind all the time

I sniff booty and bury bones

All day I guard the home

--Written by Dusty Doggy before he passed away.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Story of Creation

A dog's version of the Creation.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Monday, July 7, 2008

Icy Still Very Upset

Icy hasn't gotten over the loss of her daddy, Dusty Doggy. She will not eat very much, and mostly just walks around from room to room and yard looking for him.

Thursday, July 3, 2008


The kittens chase fireflies in the warm summer evening.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Rabbit Rabbit

Good luck this month.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Icy Gets Sarcastic

Wise Icy says: The more a cat is run over, the flatter it gets.

Friday, June 27, 2008

Neighbor Visits

The cat next door had kittens the same time as Little Noname Cat. One of the kittens came by to visit our kittens.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Dusty Doggy

1992 - 2008

This is a picture of Dusty when we first got him when he was about six months old. He was sixteen when he died, which is about the average life span for a dog. He was Icy's father.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Getting Wise

We learn through our mistakes.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Cooling Off

Cool the tail, feel cool all over!

Monday, June 23, 2008

Learning A Foreign Language

Icy continues her education.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Dusty Doggy

Sort of...

Friday, June 20, 2008

eye tricks

This picture just seems strange somehow. Like her head is too small. It must just be a distortion because of the telephoto lens.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Dogs Are Gross

Little Tortoise-shell kitten doesn't understand why her Aunt Icy doesn't dig a hole first, then cover it up. She thinks it is so gross to just leave it on top of the ground.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Life Is Full of Surprises

We never know what might jump out at us next.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Too Big To Sit On My Lap

Either the kittens are growing fast or Mama Noname is a very small cat.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

We Need To Rest A While

Icy is too old to jump up with Little Noname. But the concrete is cool.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Bad Luck?

Oh, no! A black cat is crossing my path! Does that mean bad luck?

Monday, June 9, 2008

Cat On A Hot Tin Roof

Or hot tin awning over the porch, or patio. Whatever.

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Cat in the Kettle

Icy sings

Happy Now

Icy is satisfied now that we are taking pictures of her again.

Friday, June 6, 2008

Get Along

Little Noname Cat pleads with Icy, asking her if we can all get along on this blog.

This Is A Dog Blog

Get back to taking pictures of me!

Thursday, June 5, 2008


You don't eat until your papa is done!

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Babies are getting big

Little Noname's kittens were born March 29. They are about nine weeks old.