Sunday, August 14, 2011

Fungus on Sunday

 The rainy season brings up some surprising things in my yard each year.  In the front yard, I mostly get fairy-ring mushrooms, but the back yard produces huge toadstools. Each of these beauties is the size of the palm of my hand.  They are probably very poisonous, but I find them fascinating.

 Fungus?!? What about us?  This is our blog!
Emma:  Yeah!  We are supposed to be the focus of this blog.

Karen Jo:  Okay.  Tell me all the fascinating things you have done since yesterday.

I dodged the scissors once more and I really hid from that pointy thing.

Karen Jo:  That was a seam ripper that was recommended as a way to cut out your mats.  I decided pretty fast that you are far too wiggly for me to try to use anything with such a sharp point on it to get rid of your mats.

Emma:  The weird litter boycott continues.

Karen Jo:  The Desert's Sand remains pristine, untouched by kitty paws.  It's fine with me.  Now I only have to scoop one litter box.

Emma:  Herman, Do you think this new litter thing is really just a fluke, or is Mom being tricky?

I am not sure, but I think we better keep an eye on her.

Karen Jo:  I didn't have to share my lunch with any kitty, either.

You got out that stinky stuff that you put on your meat.  I don't like that.

Karen Jo:  I didn't put any horseradish sauce on the meat, just on my plate.  I dipped the meat in it just before I ate it.

I don't like the way it smells at all.  It put me right off.

Karen Jo:  Don't blame it all on the horseradish sauce.  You don't really like roast beef in the first place.

I like rib roast, but you don't get it any more, just like you don't get lamb any more.

Karen Jo:  Sorry, but both of them have gone beyond my budget in price. We will all have to wait for a big sale. Don't worry, I will be roasting some chicken again soon.

Yay!  Just don't put too many herbs on it.

Karen Jo:  What else have you been doing?

Emma:  Both of us have spent a lot of time looking out the windows. There have been birdies and rain and wind to watch.

There was a full moon tonight, but it was too cloudy to really see it.  It was nice and bright last night, though, and we looked at it quite a bit.


Summer at said...

I checked out the Desert Sands website and there is not one photo of their litter! I am curious as to why you guys did not like it.

The Island Cats said...

We get those mushroom thingeys in our yard too. Mom pulls them up and throws them out.

We're waiting to see how long you two can hold out before trying that new litter.

Bengal Duo ~ Zulu and Deene said...

Don't put the bitey on those they are not good MOL

Marilia said...

MOL.... sorry, I´m laughing!!! Lovely post about "fungus" and CATS!!!

Angel Prancer Pie said...

Did you say chick-hen? We really didn't pay much attenshun after that. Happy Sunday.

Katnip Lounge said...

Mommy is laughing and calling you two "LAP Fungus"...she is so rude.

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Marley, and Laz) said...

Yeah, what IS it about Beins puttin stinky stuff on purrfectly good meat alla time? Would you beleef that TBT cooked chicken thighs an forgot ta leave one plain (an M/V, not pan-fried) fer US! AGAIN! Iza was so despret she even ate some of his spicy chicken!


Angel, Kirby and Max said...

We do not like the scissors, either! You two keep Mom in check!

Gemini and Ichiro said...

Enjoy watching your birdies!

Jans Funny Farm said...

Surprisingly, this summer - despite the humidty! - we are in drought and for the first time Jan can remember we haven't had funguses (?) popping up everywhere.

Unknown said...

You seem to have had a nice bonding conversation with your human:)

Mocha Barney, Ashley Pumpernickel and Winniechurchill

Vanillabeanseed said...

Hey! Saw you on life from a cats perspective and thought we come and say hi! Look forward to great posts! :D

Unknown said...

I hope the fungus doesn't get in the way of your fun, cats.

Anonymous said...

Nice you have had birdies to watch. Hope you needed the you like watching it rain some of us do. Hope you find a way to take care of those knots. Hugs and nose kisses

Ellen Whyte said...

LOL sounds like mummy is up one on your kitties for once! Hope you find some nice cheap roast on sale this week.