Monday, July 22, 2019

Buckwheat's Gotcha-Versary and Birthday

From the Mum:
Today is Buckwheat's 3rd "Gotcha-versary" and also what we consider his birthday since we don't know the official date. This makes him 8 years old now. Buckwheat came from the SPCA about 7 weeks after losing our first cat William. He brings joy to us everday, with his soulful eyes and dependant nature. The incessant meowing can be a little nerve wracking on a occasion, but he does it because he has to be with someone all the time, he is the least independant of cats and can't handle being by himself, unless he's asleep. He has a way of pleading at me with his eyes, I can't capture it in photographs, but you can tell that he is silently saying "excuse me, I love you, please pet me and give me all of the attention". He is the sweetest of the Sweet Wheats. Happy birthday-versary Buckwheat, I got you a new toy to ignore and you'll get an entire pouch of Bisque for dinner instead of the usual, half.

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Secret Paws Christmas 2018

Every year  for the past many years, we have participated in the Cat Blogosphere's Secret Paws gift exchange.  This is my 3rd year of it and every time I have met new cat bloggers from around the country.  This Christmas was no exception.
I sent a box of goodies to the 4 nice cats of Cats Herd You, I hope they enjoy all of the things that we put in there.  

My gifts came from a nice clowder of kitties who live at a place called Broken TeePee, I'm not sure where that is, but they go by the name, "The Farm Cats", so I bet it is a pretty neat place. I don't think we had met them, or seen their blog before, but now we are following them on Instagram because they are pretty cool and they have great taste in gifts.

We opened the box when we got it, but I wasn't allowed to open the wrapped prezzints until Christmas day.  Luckily they didn't wrap up the nip fish that I could smell through the sealed box, I stole that out as soon as Mum broke it open.


Lick-Lick-Lick

 Oooh, what fun this looks!


Of course I had to try out the box once the prezzints were put under the tree.  (We recycled this box and sent our gifts to our Secret Paw in it)

Finally Christmas morning came around.  Mum put some of the gifts into my stocking and we opened them in the bed.  That was great fun!

Look! A Jackson Galaxy fishing pole with feather attachments! How great is that??!! I love it!

Here is the final loot pile, pretty great right.  Mum really likes her cat face journal notebook and Happy Goat Soaps.  I wonder if the Farm Cats have the goats who make the soap.  The treats they sent me are pretty great too, look at ALL that Party Mix!  That will last me until February at least (maybe if I was allowed to eat them all at once anyway.  It'll probably last me until spring time)  I haven't tried the fancy feast ones yet, but I bet they are tasty too.

Thanks very much to Ms. Patty, and The Farm Cats Harry, Sherpa and Pumpkin!
You can follow them at brokenteepee.com





Saturday, November 17, 2018

Wheat Wonderland

Hello Friends!  I know, I know,  "Buckwheat! Why do you not update your blog anymore?" is what you are all saying.  Well, as you saw on my last update, I post regularly on my Facebook page, but sometimes getting Mum to the computer to do work for me is like pulling dog hair out of a dog tail.  Not easy or fun.    She finally decided that today we would put something on here and mess with the background a little bit.  
Here are few things that I've been up to in the past few whiles.


Napping

More napping

Aaannnnddd....Wait for it....

More napping


Yup you guessed it:  Napping

Just when you thought it wasn't possible...

I do take pictures with my eyes open on occasion.

Check my Facebook for more frequent updates:
https://www.facebook.com/bucky.snapp.52/

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Where's the Wheat?

I'm on Facebook!  And Instagram!  Sorry for those who do not use those platforms, but that is where the goods are. 
But, for those of you who haven't seen me in awhile, I'm still here, getting cuddle mauled by Jaques the Octopus, and enjoying every minute of it.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

SPAM

No I'm not talking about the ham like stuff that comes in can, but email SPAM. 
I'm sure glad that my Gmail pays attention to what is legit and what is fake.  I just opened my SPAM folder and found all kinds of nonsense.  This was mainly because in my main mail folder there was a Phishing letter, telling me that I had to send two different kinds of Visa and AmEx gift cards to some unknown entity telling me that they were garnishing my wages for many hundreds of dollars that I owed to a debt.  Last I checked, I don't get paid for my services of being a lovable, soft furry creatures. Although the peeps wished that I brought in some sort of money, MOL! Additionally, I have not made any large dollar amount purchases that I owe money for. We marked it as a scam, and it vanished, otherwise I'd let you see that too.  However they are addressed to Angel Kitty William, who was a credit card thief in his past life, so who knows, maybe it's real...

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

A Book Review


I have never done a book review, because, well, I'm a cat and I cannot read.  However, I do like picture books, especially with pictures of birds.  I look out the back window all day and watch the birds at the bird feeder, so I guess LL thought that I needed more bird education, that must be why she asked Chewy to send us a book for our February Chewy Influencer promotion. 

 I present: The Sibley Guide to Birds, 2nd Edition by David Allen Sibley

 This is a full size book, measuring in at 9.5x6x1...inches.  It is beautifully illustrated, we loved the paintings of all of the birds.  It's great how the author did multiple paintings for each type of bird to show the many wing positions that you might see when they are flying and also how the feathers look at different life phases. The descriptions of each breed of bird are very descriptive and easy to understand.  He includes a map at the bottom of the page that shows where the birds live, however it would be nice if the birds were categorized based on regions so it might be easier to find one if you were wanting to know what kind of bird you had in your yard. However, the birds are listed by their groups, such as Eagles, Grouse, Owls, Warblers, even Wading Birds, etc. So, if you have an idea of what type of bird it is, you can find that group in the index and locate them that way. 

We are very impressed with this book, and we have seen many bird books. This one is very nice, the quality is excellent with heavy paper and secure bindings, lovely pictures and we liked the descriptions. He does a great job of sounding out and writing words for the bird songs and calls, about the Common Loon, Sibley writes, "Voice: Low, melancholy yodeling or wailing cries"  This is very accurate LL says, she grew up on a lake in Maine where they had many melancholy loons. 

If you are in the market for a bird book, The Sibley Guide to Bird second Edition is Buckwheat approved and recommended.

Here is a page on Red Shouldered Hawks.


Did you know that we were sent this full size, amazing book at no charge, for just being a Chewy Influencer and sharing our opinions in return, how great of a program is that?  Pretty great I say.

Buckwheat's Gotcha-Versary and Birthday

From the Mum: Today is Buckwheat's 3rd "Gotcha-versary" and also what we consider his birthday since we don't know the ...