Friday, April 15, 2016

Missing Windup Keys

Rusty:  Hey, look at Merci go.  She could really flip that toy around and Jan had better watch out!

Merci:  Yes, those were the days.  I was young,  lovely and bursting with energy.  Yesterday Buddy and I didn't even want to go for a walk when Jan took down the leashes, so we stayed home.

Buddy:  Getting old isn't much fun, is it?  I hate to miss a walk but nowadays when the rain threatens, so do my aches and pains.

Merci:  I can't believe that picture was taken in 2003.

Rusty:  None of us were born yet.

Merci:  That's it.  Make me feel really old!

Rusty:  What I meant was I enjoy seeing these old photos of you.

Merci:  Just because I'm older than you doesn't mean I'm OLD!

Buddy:  Way to go, Rusty.  Tick her off and see that little Merci spirit explode.

Merci:  Little?  Did you just call me little?

Rusty:  Looks like I have company in the doghouse, Buddy. 

Buddy:  I didn't mean little little.  I just meant smaller than we male dogs.

Rusty:  What Buddy meant is that you are a smaller keg of dynamite than we guys.

Buddy:  Yes, you're still full of spirit. It just takes longer to wind it up.

Merci:  You're right.  I think I'll go grab a nap.  Maybe then I can remember where I left my windup key.

Buddy:  Mine is missing too.  I guess when we reach a certain age, we have to expect to start losing things.  The first to go must be the windup key.

Rusty:  No, the first to go is the memory.

Merci:  Oh, yes.  I forgot.

Cover picture used with permission

Percy:   We posted our first Mousebreath interview in quite a while today.  It's with Jaimi Ilama from Open Door Publishing (a nonprofit) who wrote "The Upstairs Cat".

Cyndi: We hope you will go by Mousebreath to read Jaimi Ilama and The Upstairs Cat.

We are joining the Pet Parade blog hop with hosts Rascal and RoccoBionic Basil, Barking From the Bayou and Owned by a Husky


  1. Hari OM
    I lost both the memory and the winder-upperer, so I knows jus' how ya feel Merci!!! Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  2. Older and wiser...! Nothing wrong with that!

  3. It's nice to go down memory lane. Unfortunately our pawrents need a GPS!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  4. I don't like walking in the rain, either.

  5. We prefer standing around and standing in the sun rather than walking
    Lily & Edward

  6. interview two day waz AWESUM !!!!! way kewl ta see ewe bak ...we think uz catz R gonna pick up a copee oh Amazon's book !! ☺☺☺

    heerz two a tiger shovelnose catfish kinda week oh end ♥♥♥

  7. If Jan finds her windup key could you let her know where she did? Maybe Mommy's is in the same place! You never know, right?
    We cats do NOT get older, we just are wise enough to let "the young kits" do all the work.

  8. You guys are too funny. M can relate cuz she's old too (so she says). Everything hurts and you have trouble moving, so she says. M can even see signs where I have aged a little.

  9. Merci you keep those boys on their paws!

  10. Oh yea, my Dad says getting old is a pain, or lots of pains some days MOL! Hey, Sister Precious says she thinks The Upstairs Cat sounds purrfect!

  11. Yeah mommy sez gettin' old bites. Me's not sure what it bites but she doesn't seem to like da taste at all. MOL

    luv ya'


  12. Mom says she can relate to the memory thing!!

    The Florida Furkids

  13. I will checkout the interview - I have missed them.

  14. Our catretary/dogretary is worried about the loss of her windup key too...and the loss of the door to the vault that holds her memories...or maybe even the loss of the entry key to that vault.

  15. I lose my start-up key quite a bit...and my marbles! BOL!
    P.S. Thank you so much for the thoughts and POTP. They made a huge difference. ♥

  16. Mumsy has to wind herself up just to get out of bed every morning. We don't mind that, we will stay in bed as long as she does. Her memory is on hold a lot of the time. She better not forget to get our foods ready though. We hope you two are feeling up for a walk the next time. Hugs and nose kisses

  17. If you do find those wind-up keys and there is an extra one, can you let the mom bean have it? She's got no get up and go these days either.

    Have a great weekend efurrybody!
    Sasha, Sami, & Saku

  18. When you find your wind-up keys, will you check to see if ours are there, too? :)

    We'll go check out your Mousebreath interview now. Woohoo!

    Hugs to you all, dear pals.


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