Saturday, May 19, 2012

Lionel, Back From the Cat Wars

Lionel, exhausted after the Cat Wars
but still looking handsome

I think the lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer are here! It's supposed to be 90 degrees by this afternoon. How crazy is that for NW Wisconsin in May!

I hope 'I'll Have Another' wins the Preakness.

Hope you all have a great weekend!!


Reference to the 'cat wars' from Sophocles the Hyena, an old children's book we loved. :-)

P.S. The closest Lionel gets to Cat Wars is when he and Tuppence chase each other around the house. :-) They're both so big that it sounds like thunder!

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Update:  5:50 PM CDT:

I'll Have Another Won the Preakness!! Yea Mario Gutierrez and Yea I'll Have Another!! :-)

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Parsley said...

What a sweet kitty face!

Amy Burzese said...

What a pretty kitty. I like his name. :)

Ruth Kelly said...

My first thought was, "oh no" thinking Lionel had had battles with other cats in your neighborhood. I really have to watch my youngest cat - I don't want her coming in with battle sores.

Marti said...

Our summer days are here, also. But I like the beginning of summer when it is hot but dry, you know, in Arizona it is a dry heat. Have a good weekend,

The Thriftiness Miss said...

Wow 90? I'm from Michigan
and it's supposed to be like 84 today but we'll probably get whatever you get.. Lionel so reminds me of my big orangy cat. But we thought he was a girl when we got him so his names Dippity lol Have a great weekend!

kathy b said...

Lionel is beautiful. THe kittens are feeling great and sounding like it from the ceiling noise when I am below them in the house.
Elaine is now PUDDY ....I was wrong on the sex...
Babka is still Babka and a girl.

MadSnapper said...

Lionel is really a beautiful kitty. glad he is home safe from whatever wars he went to. right now it is 89 in the shade and i checked the sun i was sitting in by holding the thermometer in my lap and when it got to 100 i came in the AC. let the long hot summer begin. but that is normal for Florida, not where you are.

Tiny Tess said...

Hello I'm just popping by to say Thank You for my Birthday wishes, it means a lot as it was my first one.
I'm glad Lionel wasn't in any wars, and I don't want to see any soap!! I came back from swimming Mom and Dad said I stunk!! so I had to have a bath!!
Your soap looks lovely
Love and Hugs Tess xxx

Unknown said...

Go I'll have another!!! I hope he wins also. Sweet kitty. You may have to polish off that mint simple syrup!! Enjoy!

Debra Hawkins said...

Wow! 90 there today too! It is 90 here but I live by the Gulf

Unknown said...

What a cute kitty :) Nice to hear that you have some nice and warm weather:) This is Eva Ason, I had to create a new blog :( and it will take some time to find everybody again. Have a lovely Day!


Angie Vik said...

I haven't read that book before so will keep an eye out for it. I thought your blog post title was fun and intriguing. Lionel looks like a good-natured cat.

Chatty Crone said...

She's a gorgeous kitty for sure. And you almost had 90 degrees today? Phew.

Carla from The River said...

Sam was so happy to see Lionel! What a cat!

Eileen H said...

Mid May here in the UK is very wet, grey and chilly...we should be having some sunshine I know where it is :-)
Lionel is lovely and I like his name.

Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

Love the photos!!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What a sweet kitty...and a wonderful book! Enjoy your day! I'm loving this's so gentle and leaves my skin soft and silky!

Lois Christensen said...

What beautiful eyes your cat has! Hope you had a nice Sunday. It's been a little too warm here today for me! Enjoy!

Natalya said...

Hi! WOW what a lovely kitty he is. I LOVE his eyes. The eyes of cats have always fascinated me. I'm a dog person, but cat's eyes a beautiful. We're in CO right now on our trip (I MISSED EVERYONE THIS MORNING!!!) and it is STEAMING. I am SO glad the RV has air conditioning. SO GLAD.

What a beautiful horse. So glad he won, it just me...or do race horses suffer from an extreme deficiency in decent names? (LOL) I mean seriously, like non of them actually have normal names. (come to think of it horses in general are given strange names by their owners, even if they're "normal" names. Dear me, the horse I fell in love with at 10 years old was named "McQueen"!!!!! A black beauty gelding with a star on his forehead. So lovely...*cries* ok, I'm better now.)

Have a great rest of your day. You're blog always makes me smile! :) :) :) :) :) :) :)


Unknown said...

Lionel's twin is jealous!! :)


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