Monday, 5 March 2012

Mum's the word and Judi-Bug!

There was a fabulous meteorite shower all over the UK at the weekend and I missed it.

LOL!

So here instead is the best bit of a conversation I overheard on my commute to work yesterday illustrating why mums are just brilliant!

Mum of teenage girl: You’re not overweight, you’re underheight. If you were 6 feet 10 you’d be normal weight.
:-)

Speaking of mums – today me and Charlie are waving a big hello to wonderful mum Judi-bug of SASS. She’s just had a biopsy and we have everything crossed for good news.

She gave Charlie such a wonderful hat to wear and today we honour her by showing it off here again.



Charlie says: I enjoy the spring sun on next door neighbour's mat.

Pic taken last Saturday when it was sunny and warm. Sunday was wet and windy and just horrible!

Happy Spring everyone!

93 comments:

Jemi Fraser said...

Love the hat! Too bad on the meteorite miss!

Claudia Del Balso said...

Spring?! We won't see any signs of spring till the end of May if we're lucky ;) Wishing Judi-Bug good results on her biopsy. Sending good vibes her way. Charlie looks magnificent in that hat. He's such a stud ;)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Charlie looks good in hats! He should wear more.
We were rainy and cold all weekend. But thankful that was all after what those storms did in the midwest on Friday.

KarenG said...

Somehow I don't think that underheight comment made the poor girl feel any better!

Teri and the cats of Curlz and Swirlz said...

That is a lovely springtime photo, Charley! Glad you enjoyed the sunshine while it lasted. And yes, Judi-bug is in everyones prayers and we are purring for good news for her...

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I'm hoping the best for Judi-bug! Sending good thoughts her way.

Charlie makes a perfect looking doorstop. :)

Hope your sunny weather returns soon!

mshatch said...

That is too funny that Charlie goes over to the neighbors house to sit on their step!!!

Au and Target said...

Spring and meteors! Double wow.

Tracy Jo said...

Bummer you missed the meteor shower! I watched video of it...looked cool. I am crossing everything here for your friend. Positive thoughts. LOVE Charlie's hat! Happy Spring!

Dawn Simon said...

What a great quote! Tee-hee!

Best wishes to Judi-bug and hugs to Charlie.

Helena said...

I would've LOVED to have seen a meteorite show! I've only caught glimpses of the odd sky rock now and then. A whole slew of them would be grand.

Best of luck and hope to Judi-bug. And may Charlie have lots more days of warm sunshine.

Brigid said...

The mum was right:)
Loving Charlie's new look.

joanne fox said...

I missed the meteors too! How annoying. Lovely pic of Charlie in the sun. Isn't it great to see pring on its way. x

The Furries of Whisppy said...

We are all praying for Judi-Bug.
How nice to have warm and sunny. We have humid, sticky and rainy. :(

Teresa Ashby said...

I saw nothing of the meteorite shower either!
Sending positive thoughts and good wishes to Judi-bug.
I love Charlie's hat. There is something so special about a cat soaking up the sun - that's just as it should be.
Happy Spring - it must be soon mustn't it? x

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Old Kitty .. I know I missed it too - it was cloudy down here the weekend before .. for another sky phenomenon .. and this weekend I went to sleep!

Isn't that a brilliant reply .. hope they laughed too ..

Charlie looks comfortable - thinking of days to come .. and yes - yesterday was foul - but we do need the rain rather desperately.

Happy Spring to you too ... cheers Hilary

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Lynda R Young said...

lol, whenever there is anything cool going on like eclipses or meteor showers, I ALWAYS miss them ;)

Mark said...

There was a meteor shower here? I missed it :( I would love to see a meteor shower. Hope she recovers well after the biopsy.

fairyhedgehog said...

I always miss meteorite showers and so did my Mum; perhaps it's hereditary.

Marg said...

We are all purring and praying for Judi-bug. Charlie you are looking so happy sitting on the neighbors mat. Take care and have a super week.

Theresa Milstein said...

You have daffodils??? Charlie looks satisfied on his spring perch. Happy almost springtime!

If I were 5' 6" instead of 5' 3", my weight would be perfect!

Hannah and Lucy said...

We loved seeing Charlie again in his spiffy cap - very much the best sort of cat about town.
We are purring and purraying hard for Judi too.
We love the conversation you heard and the girl must have been very heavy to need to grow that tall to be an acceptable weight - perhaps they could stretch her like a piece of elastic!
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Ginger Jasper said...

Nice to see you in your hat again Charlie and it realy suits you..Mum smiled at the conversation and thats a good thing to smile. We missed the meteorite shower too. Its bright here today but cold. Yesterday was horrendous and mum was wet and cold many times on call outs.. Hugs GJ x

Fuzzy Tales said...

Oh, you have glorious spring! We have a -20 Celcius windchill today. LOL. But we're supposed to be +9 or +10 on Wednesday, so we'll hope for that.

We posted angel Annie's hat too, done by Judi. Really hoping it's not cancer, are sending her mega-purrs.

Anne Gallagher said...

Charlie looks so content. Missed the meteors, but did get to see Venus and Jupiter this last week. Lovely.

Bassetmomma said...

Our thoughts and prayers are with Miss Judi too! Too bad you missed the meteor shower!

Mr. Pip said...

Hi Charlie,

The sun looks lovely! Enjoy! Thanks for supporting Miss Judi!

Your pal, Pip

Clarissa Draper said...

Oh, how cool it would have been to see a meteor shower!

Love Charlie's hat.

And I hope Judi-bug has good news.

Thanks for all the updates.

KarenMcG said...

Love the Mum's logic to her teen-age daughter.

And, Charlie, what a great hat! Mum Judi did a fantastic job.

The Boys and I are joining in with the paw circle to keep Mum Judi in our thoughts and purryers for good news about the test results.

Jennifer Shirk said...

Ha! I must be a little underheight too. LOL

Lydia Kang said...

I always miss meteor showers because I'm either in too bright a place or too sleepy a state of mind.

Brian said...

Love your hat Charlie! We all love Mom Judi and send our purrs, love, hugs and support each and every day.

Madeleine Maddocks said...

Hugs and prayers to Judy.

Oh gosh I didn't know about the meteorite showers.

I hope Charlie's hat gives him good protection from them.

Ann said...

Happy Spring to you to Kitty and of course to Charlie as well. Looks very happy there soaking up the sun.

You do hear very interesting conversations! I am never that lucky.

Have a wonderful Monday!

J.L. Campbell said...

What a lovely picture of your cat and the front garden.

Hope your friend gets good news.

Talli Roland said...

Haha! I love what the mother said!

I didn't see the meteors either, but it sounds like a lot of people did. And yes, yesterday was brutal. Ugh. Nice to see the sun today!

lbdiamond said...

hehe. cute kitties!

LTM said...

Ahh! I love Charlie. That's how I feel today with the sun out and snow on the ground. I want to soak, but it's darn chilly! :D

Yay for Mums! At first I thought you meant chrysanthemums, which are also wonderful. But "moms" like the one you quoted are the best~ <3

(I miss those meteor showers all the time, too... *snort*)

TK and Squashies said...

Now that's a styling hat! Purrfect fur Charlie.
Me is sorry you missed all the sky-sparks. Mine mommy gets made when the news tells of events AFTER they happens. Which is a lot.
We are all purring fur Judi too.
Love, TK

Susan Kane said...

I hope the daffodils/jonquils survived the storm. they are the bravest little spring flowers.

Pasha said...

Aww Handsome Charlie, We hope your friend Judi-bug of SASS gets better soon.
Be careful not to get catnapped by the neighbors. Who can resist a heavenly white fluff like you?

Rene said...

Bummer that you missed the meteor shower! We too are purring for Judi!

suzy doodling said...

That's a lovely mum comment, lovely photos of Charlie enjoying the sun.

ABBY said...

We are share in sending out our best purrs and prayers for Momma Judi-bug.
purrs
>^,,^<
♥Abby♥Boo♥Ping♥Jinx♥Grace♥

Nas Dean said...

Charlie looks adorable in that hat. And the warm sunny spot picture is cute too!

Hope you hear the good news you waiting to hear!

Ciara said...

I'd think you lived near me. Same thing this weekend. Bright and sunny one day, bleak and windy the next.

Ann Best said...

Best wishes for Judi-Bug. Sending prayers her way.

How disappointing to miss a meteor shower. You'll have to live long enough to see the next one, my friend!

A wave from Jen and I'm throwing another hat to Charlie. Don't think it can compete with this hat, though!
Ann Best, Memoir Author of In the Mirror & Imprisoned

The Golden Eagle said...

I tend to miss meteorite showers, too. Though not as often as eclipses--someday I WILL see one all the way through!

I love the spring picture. :) And that's a great hat!

Carol Kilgore said...

Charlie is a handsome cat. Thanks for commenting for Alex today at Under the Tiki Hut.

I played with your hamster :)

klahanie said...

Ah yes, evidently a bit of a fireball over the UK. I should have used my superpowers, chased the darn thing and had one heck of a BBQ :)
That joke. The last time I heard that I fell off my dinosaur. Yep, I'm that old!
I hope all will be okay with your friend.
Happy spring to us in the um Northern Hemisphere...
Take care,
x

Elizabeth Mueller said...

Ugh, cold is so old. I want warm! *hugs*

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Romance Book Haven said...

Lovely photos of Charlie enjoying the sun. Prayers for Jodi.

Oh, wish you had seen and taken pictures of the meteorite shower.

Jamie Burch said...

Good wishes for Judi-Bug! Love that hat on Charlie and the sunny pic is a wonderful one.

Hope more sunshine comes your way! :)

Take care,
~Jamie

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

I resemble that quote! Loved it!

We are sending our purrs and prayers to Judi as well!

Debra Harris-Johnson said...

Charlie looks great! How about a pic of yourself and Charlie. Or did I miss that?
dreamweaver

Patsy said...

Saturday was lovley, wasn't it? Don't blame Charlie for sitting out in the sun.

Talking of sun, there's a sunshine award for you over on my blog.

Hilary said...

That mom sounds amazing... what a lucky girl

Susan Fields said...

Thinking positive thoughts for your friend Judi-bug! And I like that mom's take on the weight issue - we moms can be so creative. :)

William Kendall said...

I've seen meteor showers periodically. They're always beautiful to watch.

Charlie looks serene, as ever.

Katie Isabella said...

Happy Spring darling. Many more to you. You are so luxuriant and beautiful. xoxoxox

Hart Johnson said...

You're so sweet to remember people's health events and send out the good thoughts. I will add mine. And Charlie looks great in his hat! Sorry you missed the meteor shower! I live in a place with so much light pollution, that we don't see a ton when those things happen.

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Stephen Tremp said...

I'm sending big thoughts for Judi-bugg right now! And it looks like Charlie is standing guard. But laying down. He's a cat, not a dog. So he's laying guard.

Medeia Sharif said...

I also miss celestial events.

I hope everything turns out for the best with Judi-Bug. :)

Soggibottom said...

All paws crossed here, wish I could convey that all paws that used to be here 6 x 4 - Well. :-)
:-)
All paws crossed dear friend x x x

m.q said...

Charlie look so handsome!!!
sweet Charlie and Jenn,
we love you!!!!


hugs,
BoBo Salem, ChaCha, Kochie, Sachi,Oren and Damak Dimetrius
(and sweet angel Rambo too)

Creepy Query Girl said...

awe- loved that mom's attitude!

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

Beautiful picture of Charlie. Wow you have daffodils blooming already. I'm totally jealous.

Pk Hrezo said...

Oh you missed it!! bummer! We saw a meteor shower once on the beach of FLA and it was amazing. Raining stars, if that can even sound believable.
I'm sure Charlie is ready for Spring!

LynNerdKelley said...

Hello OC. Bummer that you missed the meteor shower. I always seem to miss them, too! That's a great piece of conversation that you overheard between that mother and daughter! And Charlie's new hat - hey, he's really stylin' now. Go Charlie!

Cynthia Chapman Willis said...

Happy spring to you, too! And wishing all good things for your friend, Judi-bugg.

PS Charlie looks adorable in that hat.

Jen Chandler said...

What a cute picture! And I love the hat!

I always miss the meteorite showers around here. Why do they have to occur at 3am?!?

If my cat would sit on the front stoop, he too would be allowed out. Unfortunately for him, he likes to roam and roll in dirt!

Happy Wednesday,
Jen

Margo Benson said...

Sending best wishes to Judi-Bug. Just a few glimpses of Mr Sun today in-between rain showers!
Charlie looks darling dapper in that hat x

Al said...

Cute!

Carolyn Abiad said...

Charlie is a very patient (and very cute) kitty. My cat never let me put anything on his head.

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Charlie looks very content in the sun. I hope the weather got better after Sunday for his sake. :)

JDC said...

Cloudy any time something cool happens here >_>

Katie and Glogirly said...

Wishing Judi-Bug good news and lots of purrs.
Love the hat!
: ) Katie

Janet Johnson said...

What a great Mum!

And isn't spring lovely? Things are starting to bloom here, too. Good stuff!

DWei said...

Dang, maybe you'll see another one in the future? I don't think I even get meteor showers around here.

Life 101 said...

I spewed red wine on my computer screen when I read the bid about "Your not over weight, your underweight. If you were 6' 10" you'd be normal."
You are soo funny.

Cezar and Léia said...

Bonjour dear friends,
I'm here anxious waiting for Spring time as well.
Thanks for your kind visit and comments in my Birthday post, you are so gentle!Your blog is very cool!
purrs and love
Luna - WE LOVE LUNA and hugs from my mammy Léia

Margo Berendsen said...

Oh my goodness you have spring! Look at Charlie with that green grass and daffodils! Yes I know you said the weather was yucky the next day, but here in Wyoming, we wont' get any hint of green for another month :(

Wendy aka Quillfeather said...

I'm sorry to hear Judi-Bug is not well. Hoping results come back clear. Take care xx

Deborah said...

YAH! Happy Spring...I guess when your special like Charlie, you can sleep anywhere you want too!
xxoo
Deborah

Esme said...

What a funny day-we have had the same weather here-hail and then 25 degree weather. Charlie looks great sunning.

Michelle said...

Too cute!!! We've just hit autumn... I love autumn it's my favorite season.
Xx

Mr Puddy said...

I like " You’re not overweight, you’re underheight. " MOL
I take note for this one, so I can eat more without feeling guilty...tee...heh
Have a purrfect day Charlie : )
xoxo

PS : Thanks Charlie, to be a great friend to me for a very long time : )

Tracy said...

Did Charlei run away from home? Is that why he was at the neighbors?
:) spring is definitely on its way...

Jilda said...

Charlie is so handsome, I hope he has many sunny days to sleep on the doorstep.

martine said...

Dear Kitty
thanks for the warning, it is always better to be safe than sorry, I have removed the link and hope that does the trick.
much love
martine

Tracy said...

you know I thought about that conversaton you over-heard...what a nice parent to 'frame' the weight issue in those terms...Charlie looks like he's enjoying the beautiful day!