Mancat Monday: Whiffieless, an Award and a Tortie Feral


Brian's Home.  Adopt cats, we deserve it! What’s wrong with this picture?  Yep, the dang windows are closed, and they’ve been closed forever.  Okay, not forever, but it sure seems that way.  It has been raining, raining, and raining some more.   Our blogging buddy Marg, who lives about an hour south of us, says she is building an ark, so we may have to get ready to board any time now.  The rain is supposed to stop, for maybe a day, and then it’s supposed to come back again.  Sigh.

So, let’s move on to a few things that are more fun.   I received a great award from my pal Soeedy the Cheeky House Bunny.

Brian's Home, adopt cats, we deserve it.Speedy gave us the “I am part of the WordPress Family Award” and we thank you so much!  Did you know that Speedy and his Mom opened Speedy’s Card and Gift Shop? Well, you really should check it out, they have some really cute things!

Now then, if you remember last week I challenged my Dad to get a picture of one of the elusive feral tortie cats.  The torties are so human shy, there is just no getting close to them.  But, my Dad accepted the challenge and he actual got two pictures of one of the torties having a drink out of the bird bath.

Brian's Home.  Adopt cats, we deserve it! Here she is having a nice drink.  This was taken early last week before the monsoon moved in.  The two torties have been here since they were kittens.  I think she suspected that someone might be watching her because she was about ready to leap and run when Dad got this one…

Brian's Home.  Adopt cats, we deserve it! She is a cutie, and she often catches a snooze under the older bath part that is leaning up against the base.  We have a hard time telling the two torties apart and we think they are not only sisters, they are twin sisters.

I hope you all have a wonderful week!  Remember, adopt cats, we deserve it!!!!!  More Forever Homes More Often!  Purrrrr! Zip! Later!

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Sometimes, Cats Herd You

The feral tortie is a real cutie. She’s lucky to have neighbors like you who give her a safe place to nap and drink.

The rain finally stopped here, so maybe your rain will stop eventually, too, and you will get window whiffies again. We’ll keep paws crossed for you, so you don’t have to ride in Marg’s ark.

11 years ago

she is a cutie pie!

11 years ago

We’ve been having way too much rain. It should stop, we need sunshine!
The tortie kitty is very lovely!


awww sweet captures there. — what no flowers outside that window yet down south?

11 years ago

The ark is just about ready to go so kitties, get your bags packed.
That tortie kitty is so pretty. I am glad they have a place to eat and drink.
We sure hope the sun comes out on all of us. Needless to say, we are tired of rain. Yesterday was awful.
Take care and have a great day.

Pat Hatt
11 years ago

All that rain sucks indeed, congrats on the award and she sure looks like she knew she was being watched.

Hannah and Lucy
11 years ago

We know how you feel with all that rain Brian – we had several months like that a while back. Watch out you don’t get webbed paws. We hope your ferals have somewhere dry to hang out in.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

11 years ago

I hope your rain stops soon!
Fun photos of kitty in the bird bath!!
xo Catherine

Ann Paws
11 years ago

Oooo great shots! The tortie is very pretty. Hope it stops raining for you guys soon!

Madi and Mom
11 years ago

Hey Brian my bfff Puddles lives in SC too. She told me it was raining cows and buffaloes at her house. MOL MOL MOL
Hugs madi your BFFF
I hope you can see my post today some cannot

Laila and Minchie
11 years ago

What a beauty! We didn’t realize you live so close to Marg. You are so lucky!

11 years ago

Oh geez, I do hope the rain ends soon! I love the pictures of your feral friend. She looks like the pictures of the cats in Italy. My assistant has a calendar of the cats of Rome. They are always sitting next to fountains and ruins.

Your pal, Pip

Miss Kitty
11 years ago

So sorry you can’t have your windows open Buddy. Hopefully that rain will go away this week. I checked out Speedy’s blog, nice cards too. Congrats on the award…enjoy. Those two kitties are so fortunate to have your Dad looking out for them. Too bad they will not allow him to approach them. Oh well…maybe one day! Have a great Monday Brian & Dad!!!

Katie Isabella
Katie Isabella
11 years ago

Brian, love seeing the Tortie. They have a special place in mommy’s heart. I don’t mind though. I have a special place too.

Brian, we have had buckets and gallons and rivers of rain. There is another rock slide on I-40. This time not over MY mountains going east, but about 40 miles farther west. These rains make rock slides. Last 3 years have been horrible.

11 years ago

Big conCatulations and what fantastic photo’s.. Sister Sasha you looked gorgeous yesterday as always xx00xx

Mollie and Alfie

easy rider
11 years ago

She looks great! … to build an ark is a good idea:o) Hope you will get some sun tomorrow for a wonderful whiffie-tuesday :o)

da tabbies o trout towne
da tabbies o trout towne
11 years ago

dood…wear there bee rain…ther bee werms…were there bee werms, ther bee fishin ta due…tho hope it stops long enuff ta get sum fishin in……de tortie iz one gorgeous lookin gurl 🙂 haza marvelous mackerull monday everee one !!

11 years ago

Oh Brian, she´s a pretty tortie girl!
Have a nice week!!!

Marks Mews
11 years ago

Its a shame yer not getting the whiffies, but later this summer, you may be glad of the rain now.

Layla Morgan Wilde
11 years ago

Oh those feral pics of that gorgeous tortie are wonderful! Can they be trapped before they get pregnant?

Cathy Keisha
11 years ago

You got a nice window perch there. Concats on the award. Bet if the tortie saw how handsome you were, she’d be smitten enough to let your Dad catch her. BTW, you need to add Sister Kit to your header and at the bottom. I’m sure she’d like that even though it’s really none of my business.

11 years ago

Ugh, sorry about that all rain, Brian! Hang in there!

I’m so glad your dad got these pictures! I have a soft spot for torties. My Lucy was a tortie. I’m so glad they have a place to go. I wish they could have an indoor home but I know they’re completely feral so I suppose that’s not possible. You guys are so good to help them.

CCL Wendy
11 years ago

It never rains but it pours! At least with all this water soaking into the earth, you shouldn’t have a drought this summer (hopefully). Concats on your award. You are deserving as always.

And that little tortie is a real beauty! I love the pictures of her in the birdbath. If she has to be feral, I’m so glad she’s feral in your back yard.

Caren Gittleman
11 years ago

Congrats on your WELL DESERVED AWARD! We definitely feel that YOU are OUR family!
Love the Tortie girl!!
As for the “ark” We have had about 5 days of sun (highly unusual here!) Will send some down south to you! 🙂

Sue Brandes
Sue Brandes
11 years ago

Congrats on the award. Oh no! Can’t open the windows. Hopefully soon. Aw she is very pretty.

Tillie and Georgia
11 years ago

We have been enjoying sun and warmer temps(finally)
The rain will be making a return soon though.
Guess that is OK, the forests need it 🙂
The Tortie is very cute!!! We’re glad your Dad got the pic 🙂
Purrs Tillie and Georgia,
Treasure,Tiger,JJ and Julie

Sweet Purrfections
11 years ago

We think you had a little more rain in the Upstate than we did, but we had a lot!

Mewsings of Garden Cottage Cats

Mieow Handsum Brian, It’z terrible when it rainz so much, it jus seemz so dizmul ^..^ good napping dayz . But on da brighter side Concatz on your Awardie ^.,^

We jus wanted to fank you fur stopping by and fur all your soft purrz & hugz fur Penelope. We don’t know if you knew dis or not, but Penelope thought you were quite da handsum dude.
Speaking of which, da Tortie sisfurz are pretty Cute ^.,^

Headbuttz dude ~

Angel and Kirby
11 years ago

We got an open window for a little while today!

The Island Cats
11 years ago

Brian, we wonder if that water is birdie-flavored. 😉 We sure hope that rain stops. We don’t want you all to float away.

Texas, a cat in New York

Concats on the award! Maybe it will bring some sun?

The feral tortie is beautiful. Wish they could get a nice, warm (and dry) home!


Oui Oui
11 years ago

Your dad did a great job with the torties. They are lovely, too bad they are ferals. Haha, all that rain is on its way up here! (But we are 3 inches short this year, so its a good thing. I think.)

11 years ago

It’s raining here too, but it will be over very soon and we don’t get enough! Too bad you can’t send any of yours our way. That tortie girl reminds me of Binga, except Binga is the polar opposite in human friendliness – she can’t get enough human attention!

11 years ago

congrats on the award! That tortie is pretty cute and looks a lot like one of our cats.

Adan & Lego
11 years ago

She is quite lovely~!! And graceful!!

Molly The Wally
11 years ago

Your weather Brian sounds like our Summer last year. It rained and rained and nothing grew and we got loads and loads of slugs. We thought we’d need an ark too. Hope your weather improves and you can open your windows again. Have a terrific Tuesday.
Best wishes Molly

Fuzzy Tales
11 years ago

We think your dad did great, getting pics of the tortie! Too bad they’re both so shy, but we’re glad they have wonderful care from your family.

Concats on the award, Brian, and send A BIT of rain to us! After our LONG and COLD and MISERABLE winter, we’ve had glorious, perfect weather, but it’s too dry now!

11 years ago

Oh no! I hope the sun comes out soon and you can open the windows. Bob, Lola Oscar, JoJo and Mr. Magoo feel your pain. They get especially stir crazy when it rains for more than a day…they’re thinking of you!
The feral tortie is beautiful, your dad got some great photos of her. We hope she’s healthy and happy.
Congratulations on your award!

11 years ago

Oh dear, If Marg is building an ark, it can’t be good! Good shot of the tortie 🙂

11 years ago

Dear Brian,
Right now, me would like just a little rain. we is having the hotest spring ever Records that was set in 1998 was broken today! The River is furry high, about 6 weeks a head of schedule and it is like August outside! Today it was over 100!
Mes will trys to sends some of that your ay.
Concatulations on the award! And to your Daddy for getting a shot of the elusive tortie.

11 years ago

Good luck on building your ark…make sure and save space for some dogs… I love the torti cat, gorgeous!

Nikita and Elvira
11 years ago

We love the water fountain pics!

Oh, and how about another award!

The Versatile Blogger Award

11 years ago

We have one of those and we always drink out of it :- Oscar and Henry x