Monday, 24 September 2012

Last of the summer ice cream

Bloggie friends!

Summer is truly over!

On Saturday, the sun shone, the birds sang, Charlie rolled around on the dirt and grass and I was still wearing my open-toe sandals, singing "Oh what a beautiful morning" while devouring a tub of chocolate flavoured frozen yoghurt.

On Sunday, not only did I return home from work drenched from the stormy rains but I was chilled from the cold and groping in the dark for my house keys as it was night time by 6.30 pm. Oh and Charlie hadn't moved from his sleeping position on my bed from the morning.

Roll on Christmas!

Charlie says:  Dirt and grass are good for my furrs.


(pic taken 22/09/12).

Have a warm and comfy week everyone!

p.s. great news about Squashies - she got two blood donors and is hanging on in there! Yay!



71 comments:

Prancer Pie said...

Oh yes, dirt is most wonderful fur our furs! We are so glad to hear about Squashies, we'll keep purrin.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Charlie, hope you enjoyed your last warm roll in the dirt.
Good news about Squashies!

klahanie said...

Hey Old Kitty and that lovably talented Charlie. Summer? Ah yes, I sorta', kinda' remember those fleeting glimpses of that mysterious glowing orb aka the sun :)
For your vast North American audience, "yoghurt" is "yogurt" or "yogourt"...with confusion and have a good week, eh.
Gary
x

Mark said...

That is some great news about Squashies :) Personally I prefer Autumn and Winter to Summer and even though I am getting quite cold, I'm still not about to stop eating ice cream :)

Amber DaWeenie said...

I feels fur ya, Charlie! Purrrty soon you's gonna have da snows on da ground. And da COLD weather. Guess that's why I's hap-pee I's lives in da Sunshine State!

Brian said...

The only good thing about the cold stuff is Snuugle Season is right nice! Howdy Charlie!

Eileen said...

Silly weather - from heat to cool in mere hours! We woke up to frost this a.m. but it was nice this afternoon.

Stay warm and cozy, both of you!

Theresa Milstein said...

I'm glad to hear about Squashies.

I don't want this warm weather to end either. This time of year can feel like August or November. Hope you get more sunshine than rainy days! Poor you in the cold and rain. At least Charlie has a warm bed all day!

Oui Oui said...

This was our hottest summer on record. Although we kitties didn't mind all the sun, the mom is glad this summer is over. She suffered through no AC for 5 days when the letracity went out in a big storm during a heat wave with temps of high 90's & more.

The Chair Speaks said...

Clever Charlie, you are making the best of the warm sun while you can. Have a great week ahead. Purrs!

Pasha said...

We've been waiting, and waiting, and waiting... for summer to be over, but nope! still a long way to go it seems!

♥Charlie looks devine as always!

Helena said...

Here in Colorado the leaves are starting to fall and our hottest summer on record is over. Hope we have a nice long mild autumn.

My fat old cat seldom moves from my office chair while I'm at work all day, but when I'm home she wants my lap and treats.

Christmas is fine, but I like Halloween more!

Teresa Ashby said...

The weather is horrible isn't it! From lovely to ugh overnight!
But it's good news about Squashies! x

Lynda R Young said...

Good to hear about squashies!!
Winter is over here. Wanna swap?

The Furries of Whisppy said...

And all too soon, it would be Christmas again. :)

the writing pad said...

Wonderful about Squashies - not so wonderful about the winter setting in, when we havent even had autumn yet :-( I don't blame Charlie at all - for two pins I'd have still been on my bed, when I got home from work (eh?) ... You know what I mean :-)
Take care and here's to an indian summer ... Or at least, one more dry day before next June.

Medeia Sharif said...

That is great news about Squashies.

The weather has finally cooled down where I am, but it's still too warm.

Hilary said...

isn't it crazy how fast the weather changes.... Last night I went to an outside concert at the beach. I wore so many layers I could barely move!

Cezar and Léia said...

Hey Charlie, the green grass looks a cozy place, perfect for a nap!Here the weather is changing a lot, I see several signs of Autumn around my place!
purrs, love and a great week to you all,
Luna - WE LOVE LUNA and hugs from my mammy Léia

Jemi Fraser said...

Glad to hear Squashies got some help!

Our weather has changed as well. I love fall when it's clean and crisp - not so much when it's dreary and rainy :)

Janet Johnson said...

Sigh. The end of Summer is truly a sad moment. But luckily I LOVE Autumn. :) Have a great day and keep warm!

Fuzzy Tales said...

Please don't mention ::whispers:: Christmas yet. Ugh.

It was a mere 6C this AM, as I left the house at 6:30, but at least it was plus 6C, not minus. LOL.

Hannah and Lucy said...

It was a huge shock to the system yesterday Jenn the temperature was so much lower and it is still raining hard here now over 24 hours later! We hope it had stopped for you when you had to go to work today. Say hello to Charlie for us.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Hart Johnson said...

Last of the ice cream?! NOOOOOO! There are thankfully a few fall flavors I love--pumpkin... eggnog...

I wish I got as much joy from rolling in the dirt as Charlie did...

Madeleine Sara said...

LOL! That definitely sums up autumn/ winter for me. Groping for keys in the dusk to get into a darkened house to find snug kitties having been in their beds all day.
Hugs to Charlie and also to Squashie.

Come At Me Bro said...

This is great!

LTM said...

Oh my goodness! The same thing happened to me, Kit! I was all jogging in shorts and hot on Thursday, and then Friday it rained. Now it's 40 degrees! :D

But yes! Great way to look at it--bring on the Christmas! <3

Clarissa Draper said...

It's getting cold here where I live as well. Time to take out the winter clothes. I'm glad that Squashies is doing well.

Tamago said...

Hello, autumn! It has got quite cold these days! I hope you stay warm, too. Charlie looks like enjoying dirt and grass a lot :-) His fur looks shiny. Dirt and grass must be really good for fur!

Repositório said...

yes! We love to stay dirties!

Ginger Jasper said...

We have much the same. Saturday Mum and dad went to Grasington and it was glorious. Yesterday freezing and since tea time yesterday rain and more rain.There are flood warnings everywhere again.Sheesh lets hope it picks up for a while.. Stay snug my friend.. Hugs GJ xx

KarenMcG said...

Man, that weather can change on a dime; we broke a record Saturday night/Sunday morning--28 degrees F.

Love to see Charlie all stretched out and rolling around in the grass.

William Kendall said...

Good for Squashies!!

I love when cats stretch out like that...

Liza said...

Yep, I have cold feet today, literally!

Cat said...

Charlie looks furry happy having a good roll, mew can't beat it!!! MOL

Purrs

Basil x

Karen Lange said...

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today. :) Alex has always got something great to share, doesn't he?

Hope you have a wonderful week too!

Stina Lindenblatt said...

LOL I guess Charlie was comfy. :D

Arlee Bird said...

Summer may be officially over, but the temperature here in L.A. says otherwise. The light patterns look like autumn but that darn August heat wants to linger on. Come on cool weather.


Lee
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ABBY said...

Charlie
You look so handsome and happy!
woo rollin in the dirt!!!

purrs
>^,,^<
✿•*¨`*•. ♥Abby♥Boo♥Ping♥Jinx♥Grace♥✿•*¨`*•.

Katz Tales said...

Brrrr, it sounds cold! Meow to Charlie!

mshatch said...

I am sorry to see Summer go, too. It's my favorite season and my cats like it,too, all that nice dirt to roll about in. Good news about Squashy!

Manzanita said...

Take another beautiful stretch, Charlie......ummm, feels so good. What I miss is the rain.....pure rain. More rain, please.

Life 101 said...

This weekend was very "fallish" around here too. I built a fire in the fire pit.
I haven't dug out my sweaters yet.

Ellie Garratt said...

So pleased for Squashie. I was wondering how she was.

Yep. Summer is over!

Susan Fields said...

It finally got cold around here - I thought it might stay in the 90s all through the winter!

Romance Reader - Nas said...

Love to Charlie! Our summer is just starting!

~*Connie*~ said...

Yes, the summer ice cream is gone, but the fall ice cream is waiting :)

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Old Kitty - so pleased about squashies .... and hasn't the weather changed! Poor souls that are flooded again ...

Keep dry, warm and cosy ... and be Charlie for a few days! Cheers Hilary

Words A Day said...

so long farewell to Summer!
Looking forward to cosy evenings of fires and stews and books...

meowmeowmans said...

Yes, it's turning colder here, too, and the leaves are starting to change! Here comes fall! :)

Katie Isabella said...

Oh Charlie, you are so glorious. xxxoooxxx

The Golden Eagle said...

Looks like Charlie's having fun in that picture. :)

Glad to hear about Squashies.

Lydia Kang said...

What a happy cat! Almost makes me want to roll in the dirt...almost.

Mr Puddy said...

Charlie ! You always have choice ! Here where I live , it heading to Spring ! Come down here if you want warm sun : )
xoxo

Thanks for purring for me

Samantha Vérant said...

No, no, no! I don't want summer to be over. Charlie emailed me meowing the same thing. He loves rolling in fresh grass, he'd said.

Marg said...

Oh Charlie, that looks like so much fun to roll around in the grass. And darn it all, why did Mom have to bring up chocolate yogurt. Now I want some. Hope both of you have a great day.

Summer Ross said...

Charlie stretch! He's super cute. It's getting darker so much sooner and it seems like one day it was still light out at 6:30 and the next it was dark. I miss summer already...

DWei said...

That's really good news to hear! :D

LynNerdKelley said...

That's great that Squashies has two blood donors!

What a difference a day can make, huh? I'm always sad when summer ends, and even though it's officially Fall, we're expecting triple digit weather this weekend here in Southern California, so I get to wear my flip-flops a while longer. Yay! You have a great weekend, too, OC!

Cheri said...

We are thrilled about Squashies too! We wills end some summer to you both!

Thanks for coming to our party!

cats of wildcat woods

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

It is still quite warm and humid here in NYC ...but I know that weather won't last much longer. I do love autumn and the cooler weather, I just wish the sun lasted longer as in summer!

D..J. Kirkby said...

We were astounded by the change in weather between the two days last weekend! I am hoping the first weekend in October will have much better weather on the Sunday as that is when we will be celebrating Canadian Thanksgiving (in England) and traditionally this is the last day we eat outdoors for the year.

Patsy said...

Autumn is definitely here.

Len Lambert said...

Yes, summer is over, yaikkks. Back to wearing thick sweaters, coats and boots!!!!

Katie Isabella said...

Precious baby.

Jay Paoloni said...

I wish I could be rolling on that same dirt Charlie is rolling on!

Livia said...

I hope you enjoyed your last warm roll in the dirt, Charlie! I love ice cream too...it's so rich and tasty when it hits my taste buds! :)

Jennifer Shirk said...

WAH! I miss summer already!

Athena said...

Nice pic in the sunshine! Glad to hear about Squashes.

April McLeod said...

Summer sure does make us smile too but there's plenty of good things about fall to look forward to fur sure!
Love the pic of Charlie in the sunshine!

Brenda @ Its A Beautiful Life said...

Your furry ones are a joy to visit.