Monday, October 31, 2011

My feral kitten...............update

My little feral kitten is doing great considering she has only been in the house 1 day.  She still hisses at you, but then I tell her she is just trying to be a big cat and then she starts to purr again real loud.  We had play time in the living room this morning, but because she is a feral she really doesn't know about playtime.  I tried the catnip mouse a ball etc and she just sat and stared at them.  Helmsley the dog kept his distance not really knowing what to make of the baby.  I weighed her today and she is 1 pound 10 ounces.  Ghost Hunters is live tonight so while I watch it, I will have baby kitty with me for more playtime. 

Sunday, October 30, 2011

My feral kitten.............update

My little feral kitten is doing real good.  I gave her a bath this afternoon and she did not mind it a bit.  I used the new Wen pumpkin spice shampoo so she smells real pretty.  I then sprayed her down with the all natural flea spray that smells like cloves.  I towel dried her and wrapped her up in the towel.  She really likes that and purrs just like a little motor boat.  Purrs and purrs and purrs.  She is now sleeping in the cage but I will now take her out for alittle bonding time. 

My feral kitten................update

The baby kitten is in the house now.  In fact, I just wrapped her in a soft towel and carried her in.  She, I now believe she is a girl and she is so very small.  I first guessed she was 10 weeks old but in fact she is much younger.   When she saw Wicket my older female cat she just started meowing like crazy.   She really needs her mother, but as I told you before, her mother was picked up by the humane society as she was a stray or feral.  Her sibiling are gone also.  I feel so bad for her.  She is going to have a bath as she really really stinks.  Sleeping in leaves and dirt etc has not made her smell so pretty.  Besides the fact she slept in the cat pan all night.  She has now figured out what the towels are for so she is sleeping in them.   Her ears smell so she probably also has ear mites.  Her feet are crusted with crap, oh she really needs a bath.  I am going to attempt a bath later on when she gets more settled and her body temp adjusts to being in the house.  I need suggestions. 

My feral kitten cat...................update

This morning I went in to check on the little kitten and give him his breakfast.  He was doing fine and just sitting in the cat pan.  Why they like to sleep in the cat pan is beyond me.  He also let me pet him.  Were making progress.  When we travel in the car that is where Malley cat likes to sit.   In a hour or so we will bring him in the house.  That will be fun.

The Funny For The Day...............My car got door dinged

Yesterday my best friend, her sister-in-law, my daughter, her grandmother (husbands mom) and I went to lunch at Jimmie Johns before the fashion show.  When I was leaving Jimmy Johns daughter came running out of Jimmie Johns and said to me, that is your car and I said yes why?  She replied,  grandma door dinged you.  Sure enough there was a nice new white door ding on my silver car.  My mother-in-law door dinged me.  I had a good laugh at that one.  Husband laughed also. 

Saturday, October 29, 2011

My feral kitten cat....................update

This morning I went into the garage to check on the trap and as luck would have it, the little kitten was in the trap.  He had eaten all of the food.   I wanted to get the trap up off the floor because it is cold in the garage.  I put the trap inside of the large cage and added new food and water.  I also covered the cage with a old heavy wool army blanket.  He is now doing ok.   I had to go to a fashion show this afternoon so he was on his own to get use to his new surroundings.   When I came back to check on him he started to meow at me right away and HE WAS PURRING at me real loud.  I am now doing the dance of joy.  He has now figured out that I am not going to hurt him and I am only trying to help him.  I tied twisty ties around the top nice and tight so he can not get out again.  I placed the kitty potty in the cage along with alot of towels for a bed and the food and water.  Now came the big challenge, to get him into the large cage.  With husbands help when we opened the trap door and he very calmly walked into the large cage.   He went right to the kitty potty and flopped down in it and started rolling all around and around.  The kitty potty made him happy.  He then preceded to do his business.  Yeah!  he knows about the kitty potty.  We again put the blanket around the cage for warmth and secured it down with bricks.  This cat is not going to get out of the cage.  We also turned on the heat lamps in the garage so he won't be cold.  (Instead of the normal lights in the garage they are heat lamps for the winter to keep the car warm)  The car is not in the garage at this time.  I did just check in on him and he is doing ok.  I did buy flea spray today for kittens because I do have to deflea him before he comes in the house.  Since he was born outside who knows what he has.  Tomorrow should be fun as that is the day we are bringing him in the house.  He should be calm down enough for being in the house now.  If he is adjusting ok and all is going well, I will have to take him to the vet this week for a checkup and make sure he doesn't have worms, etc.   With my other cat just having surgery this week, that bill was around $600.00 ouch!!! this new cats vet visit is not going to be easy on my budget.  If you are a cat lover and would like to help with the vet bills,  please check out catlady531 on etsy and see if there is something you could use or want.  I can use all of the help I can get right now.   Thank you and I hope you are enjoying reading about my little feral kitten cat.          

Friday, October 28, 2011

My feral kitten............update

This morning I went and checked the trap and nothing.  At noon I checked and the food was eaten but it did not set off the trap.  I looked inside the large cage and there he was using the kitty potty.   I quickly closed the door.  I just came back from running some errands and he has escaped from the cage.  How I do not know.  Will Feral is loose in the garage again.  I reset the trap with more stinky cat food and opened the door to the large cage.    I think Will Feral will be a challenge.  

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Feral kitten running loose in the garage

Well,  I came back from picking up the large cage to put the little feral kitten in and went into the garage to look at the little kitten.  To my suprise the little kitten had caught himself a mole and was getting ready to eat it.  Since moles are blind, I figure it walked into the cage and the little guy killed him.  I am very happy to learn he has already learned to hunt.  I got the new large cage all setup with the food, water, blanket and the necessary kitty potty.  I opened the trap door very slow and got it positioned just right in the big cage.  He flew out of the trap and passed me so fast I did not know what happened.  I now have this little black kitten running or I should say hiding in my garage.  Daughter and I searched for a half an hour and could not find him.  We are hoping he did not go up into the rafters of the garage.  There is no way out of the garage so he is in there somewhere.  I have now reset the trap with the food in it in hopes I can retrap him.  I really think he is now too smart for that and since the garage has an endless supply of mice and moles I will never catch him.  I will check on him in the morning. 

I have trapped the feral kitten

Well gang,  I caught the  little black kitten in the trap.  It did not take long.  It is little and wide eyed as if to say,  oh what mess did I get myself into.  I have it in the garage with a bowl of food and water.  I am going to Gloria's house (sister-in-law) and get a cage to put it into (so I can bring it in the house)  until it can become a little tame.  I am hoping that I got it in time before it became too feral.  If it is a boy I think I will name it Will Ferrell (get it).  I took Malley cat out to the garge to see the little one.  Mind you Malley cat is also black and when I sat Malley down next to the cage it was too cute.  The kittens eyes got real big and it meowed and came over to side of the cage.  It looked at Malley like Mommie?   It seemed real happy to see Mommie.  Well, Malley gave that deep moan to the kitten and the kitten backed up sad and heart broken.    I will keep you updated on the kittens progress.  

The feral kitten and the trap

The little black cat is in his (I really think it is a boy) hiding spot and waiting for his breakfast.  I set the trap right where I feed him and he ran.  I called little kittie I have food and he turned around and came back.  It has been 20 minutes and he hasn't gone into the trap yet.  He is about 10 weeks old and I think he is already too smart to fall for that.  I am hoping he goes in there.  It is nice stinky tuna flavored wet food.  They like stinky food.  I will keep you posted.  If he hasn't gone in there by night fall, I will pull the trap as I do not want to catch a skunk during the nightime skunk walk.  Wish me luck.  I think he will go in there when he gets hungry enough. 

I have a little feral kitten cat living behind my garage

There was 3 very tiny feral kittens living in my backyard behind the garage.  I tried and tried to catch them and sadly I am now down to 1 little black kitten.  I think I know what happened to the mother.  About a month ago she was living the next block with her babies and someone got mad and called the humane society.  Why they call it a humane society is beyond me because as soon as they pickup a animal, if they feel it is not adoptable or even if it is, it is now a dead dog or cat.   They came and got the mother and 2 of the babies, but they did not know was that there were 3 more babies.  The babies ended up behind my garage and because they are feral I did not want to feed them.   But I gave in and fed them.  The tiny tiny little one did not make it.  The other disapeared 2 days ago.  Now I have the 1 little black cat left.  I can't really take it in as I already have 2 cats and 1 big dog but I am not going to leave it out there.  So I got a trap so I could catch it. 

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

free is not good enough 1940s willet maple early american couch and chair

Ok here it goes,  my parents had a beautiful 1940s willet maple early american couch and chair.  Mom had the cushions recovered in the 70s.  Then it was in style now it is just plain ugly.  Oh wait the 70s look is back in.  The wood is beautiful the cushions have no stains or holes etc.  Its only fault the cushions are ugly,  but they can be recovered.  I really need to get rid of this set because I need the room.  I called the St Vincents DePaul people and they came to pick up the items.  They looked at it and said no.  It was too ugly and no one wants early american.  The willet maple is collectible.  Ok I am giving this set away for free and because people that are in need of furniture won't take it because it is early american.  What is wrong with people.  People that are in need of items are being picky.  What it won't go with their decor inside their cardboard box.  Screw it,  I guess I will not donate anything more.  If you need a couch and chair I guess you are out of luck because you are being too picky. 

Friday, October 21, 2011

Nancy's Recipe Box..................Brickyard Bistro Sandwich


  • Cut focaccia in half horizontally. In a small bowl, combine the oil, vinegar, oregano and rosemary; brush over cut sides of bread.
  • On bread bottom, layer with onion, turkey, salami, roast beef, cheese, tomato and lettuce; replace bread top. Cut into four wedges. 
  • Makes 4 sandwiches


  • 1 loaf (1 pound) focaccia bread
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh oregano
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh rosemary
  • 2 slices red onion, separated into rings
  • 2 ounces sliced deli smoked turkey
  • 2 ounces thinly sliced hard salami
  • 2 ounces sliced deli roast beef
  • 2 ounces sliced provolone cheese
  • 1 plum tomato, sliced
  • 2 lettuce leaves

The Funny For The Day................The old lady and her car

When I saw this,  it just brought a smile to my face.  Here is a REAL old lady story!! She is AWESOME!  So is the car!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Nancy's Recipe Box............................Texican Chili


  • 8 bacon strips, diced
  • 2-1/2 pounds beef stew meat, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 2 cans (one 28 ounces, one 14-1/2 ounces) stewed tomatoes, undrained
  • 2 cans (8 ounces each) tomato sauce
  • 1 can (16 ounces) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 cups sliced carrots
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 3/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt, optional
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

  • Prep: 25 min. Cook: 9 hours

  • Directions

    • In a large skillet, cook bacon until crisp. Remove to paper towels to drain. Brown beef in the drippings over medium heat; drain.
    • Transfer to a 5-qt. slow cooker; add bacon and remaining ingredients. Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours or until meat is tender, stirring occasionally
    • 16-18 Servings

    The Funny For The Day...............................Men

    For all those men who say, Why buy a cow when you can get the milk for free.  Here's an update for you: Nowadays, 80% of women are against marriage, WHY? Because women realize it's not worth buying an entire pig just to get a little sausage,..... and.....

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    1. Men are like
    Laxatives. They irritate the crap out of you.
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    ATT1A2726.gif                                                      8Men are like Blenders You need one, but you're not quite sure why.
           9 Men are like Chocolate Bars ... Sweet, smooth, & they usually head right for your hips.
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    ATT1A2726.gif                                                      10 Men are like Department Stores ... Their clothes are always 1/2 off!
    ATT1A2726.gif                                                      11Men are like . Government Bonds .... They take soooooooo long to mature.
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    ATT1A2726.gif                                                      13Men are like Popcorn . They satisfy you, but only for a little while.
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    12! .
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    Now send this to all the remarkable women you know, as well as to any understanding good-natured, fun kinda guys you might be lucky enough to know !!!!!!!!!!

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    Wednesday, October 12, 2011

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    Saturday, October 8, 2011

    Nancy's Recipe Box...................Pumpkin Pancakes with Cinnamon Brown Butter Recipe


    • In a small heavy saucepan, cook butter over medium heat for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown, stirring occasionally. Add the maple syrup, cinnamon and nutmeg. Remove from the heat; stir in pecans.
    • In a small bowl, combine the flour, brown sugar, baking powder and salt. In another bowl, whisk the eggs, milk, pumpkin and cheese. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened.
    • Drop batter by 1/4 cupfuls onto a greased hot griddle; turn when bubbles form on top. Cook until the second side is golden brown. Serve with brown butter.
    7 Servings

  • Prep: 20 min. Cook: 10 min./batch

  • Ingredients

    • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
    • 1/4 cup maple syrup
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    • 1/2 cup chopped pecans, toasted
    • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
    • 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 2 eggs
    • 1-1/3 cups 2% milk
    • 3/4 cup canned pumpkin
    • 1/2 cup ricotta cheese

    The Funny for the day.....The Psychiatrist and The Proctologist

            Psychiatrist and The Proctologist

            friends graduated from medical school at the same time and decided that,
            in spite of two different specialties, they would open a practice
            together to share office space and personnel.
            Smith was the psychiatrist and Dr. Jones was the proctologist; they put
            up a sign reading: "Dr. Smith and Dr. Jones: Hysterias and Posteriors".
            town council was livid and insisted they change it. So, the docs changed
            it to read: "Schizoids and Hemorrhoids". This was also not acceptable,
            so they again changed the sign. "Catatonics and High Colonics" - No go.
            they tried "Manic Depressives and Anal Retentives" - thumbs down again.
            Then came "Minds and Behinds" - still no good. Another attempt resulted
            in "Lost Souls and Butt Holes" - unacceptable again! So they tried
            "Analysis and Anal Cysts" - not a chance. "Nuts and Butts" - no way.
            "Freaks and Cheeks" - still no good. "Loons and Moons" - forget it.
            Almost at their wit's end, the docs finally came up with: "Dr. Smith and
            Dr. Jones - Specializing in Odds and Ends".

    Friday, October 7, 2011

    Nancy's Funny Life Stories.......My Mother and the pink daisies

    It is hard to believe but it has been 3 years ago today that mom passed.  In remembering my mother I have a funny story to share with you.  The year is 1970 and mom has now been a widow for less than 2 years and she just started working so money was tight.  The roof on the house had a small leak which in turn made some crackling in the ceiling in the livingroom.  Not having the money to replace the roof my mother had a great idea.  I came home one day from high school and found mother in the livingroom on the ladder.  She had cut out of construction paper large pink and yellow daisies and was pasting them on the ceiling to coverup the crackling.  You cannot imagine how embarrassed I was when one of my friends came over and saw the large pink and yellow dasies on the ceiling.   Fast forward.... when mom did have the money she put in a drop ceiling in the livingroom.  One the ceilings are very high and the second was to cover the daisies.  If anyone ever takes the drop ceiling down they will have a good laugh at the pink and yellow daisies.

    Thursday, October 6, 2011

    Nancy's Funny Life Stories......You broke your arm how?

    Todays funny is about a friend of my Aunt Mildred's named Sylvia.   Picture it,  the year is about 1950 and Marshall Field's in Chicago had pay toilets.  Yes there was a time when you had to pay 10 cents to use the toilet in department stores.  My Aunt Mildred and her friend Sylvia were shopping at Fields in Chicago when they had to use the restroom.  My Aunt paid her 10 cents and into the toilet she went.  Her friend Sylvia was too cheap to spend the 10 cents so she decided to crawl underneath the stall door.  When she was crawling underneath the door she slipped breaking her arm.  For the next 50 years my Aunt and her friend had a good laugh at how she broke her arm,  crawling under the door in a pay toilet.   P.S...... Sylvia was a surgical nurse at Wesley Memorial Hospital in Chicago and served in the US Navy with my Aunt. 

    Monday, October 3, 2011

    Nancy's Funny Life can now tweet

    I have just added the tweet button to the bottom of the page so you can now share the funny of the day or delicious recipes with your friends.  Remember the tweet is at the bottom of the page.  Happy tweeting.

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    Sunday, October 2, 2011

    Nancy's Recipe Box.................Potato Kielbasa Skillet


    • Place potatoes and water in a microwave-safe dish. Cover and microwave on high for 4 minutes or until tender; drain.
    • In a large skillet, saute kielbasa and onion in oil until onion is tender. Add potatoes; saute 3-5 minutes longer or until kielbasa and potatoes are lightly browned.
    • Combine the brown sugar, vinegar, mustard, thyme and pepper; stir into skillet. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 2-3 minutes or until heated through. Add spinach and bacon; cook and stir until spinach is wilted. 
    Yield: 4 servings.
  • Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

  • 15


    • 1 pound red potatoes, cubed
    • 3 tablespoons water
    • 3/4 pound smoked kielbasa or Polish sausage, cut into 1/4-inch slices
    • 1/2 cup chopped onion
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
    • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
    • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
    • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
    • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
    • 4 cups fresh baby spinach
    • 5 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled

    The Funny For The Day........How To Clean Your House

    1. Open a new file on your computer.
    2. Name it 'Housework.'

    3. Send it to the RECYCLE BIN.
    4. Empty the RECYCLE BIN.
    5. Your computer will ask you,
    'Are you sure you want to delete Housework permanently ?'
    6. Calmly answer, 'Yes,' and press mouse button firmly..
    7. Feel better?

    Works for me!