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Title: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on May 12, 2008, 05:01:39 PM
 I am back from another fantastic weekend at Scarby!
I went with my dear friend Lady Brandess.  We had fun shopping- Moresca of course for a new bodice for her- and listening to music- the Rogues, Cantiga, Jim Hancock, The Shantyman and  more! The weather spell Sat went a bit awry. Too much hair of cat. It was HOT and Humid.
Sunday I got it right- a bit more tail of newt- and it was sunny, cool and a nice breeze! A perfect faire day!
We had a ball and were sad to leave faire at 4PM.  My Evil twin will be at faire next weekend! Yo Ho. Watch your valuables!
Busy today doing after faire things at Meow Manor. The Royal Felines missed me.  Tachi would not take his pills or the cat sitter and does not eat well when I am gone.
I have a lot of catching up to do here on the forum!
Twas a nice surprise to find my realm had returned! Huzzah to  DB and John!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Amras Elfwine on May 12, 2008, 05:18:26 PM
Welcome back to the throme, Majesty...it was so good to get to spend a little time with you in wonderfull Waxahachie!

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v222/AmrasElfwine/P4190095.jpg)
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: eloquentXI on May 13, 2008, 07:38:25 AM
It was so lovely to have you with us at faire this weekend and even more lovely to spend some time with you.
Amras beat me to the punch, as I've got photos to share too!

(http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn213/megsfairephotos/Scarby-%205-10-08/007.jpg)

(http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn213/megsfairephotos/Scarby-%205-10-08/015.jpg)


Quite looking forward to meeting your Evil Twin Sister. Until I see you again, take care!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on May 13, 2008, 01:24:01 PM
 OOOH! Great photo Amras! I only wish we had more time together at faire! It goes by way too fast!
Loved your Photos, Eloquent!  I lug my magick box around and never take any.
 Tachi likes his picture too!
 My Evil Pirate twin can't wait to toast your day of birth. She tells me she is starting early. LOL!
Hugs!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: CountessofPhoenix on May 13, 2008, 07:02:44 PM
Dearest Queen Bonnie,
    I do not know where else to post this info, so I shall post it here. After working for years towards this goal, I learned this afternoon that I have been accepted into nursing school. At 51 to make such a committment is frightening but I guess sooner or later we all must decide what to do when we grow up!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on May 14, 2008, 05:57:45 PM
 Hugs and Huzzah to you Countess! I am so happy for you!   You are brave to take on Nursing school- but I am sure you will do well! Thank you for sharing your news!
 Early this morn I was awakened by violent thunderstorms!
I was concerned and the Royal Felines were scared. Especially old Chingy. She hates storms! All seems well here with only a few limbs down.
The fish in the pond and the moat monster Squelch, are very pleased with all the rain. The Royal Veggie garden is perking up too.  Now if I can only keep my Evil Pirate Sister's crew from eating all the fresh veggies! Pirates! Glad the Scurvy Cat will not be in Port too long. The rum is almost gone. Where did I put the spell book for the never ending cask of rum potion?
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on May 15, 2008, 03:30:14 PM
 Scary storms here last PM. The Royal felines and I huddled in my big bed. None of us like thunder or lightening- unless it comes from my staff!  My crystals and weather spells kept the worst of the storms away from Meow Manor. Whew! Only a few tree limbs down this AM.
The fish are happy because the pond is full with all the rain. All is lush and green.
 I was up early and posted  here-then got busy with chores.  When I checked in a bit ago- my morning posts had vanished?  POOF! All Gone! Is it a hex- or a spell or just another attack of Nargles? I re-posted Potions101 and Wild About Harry.
If there is Anything I have forgotten- that was in my past realm- that you would like revived- PM me and it shall be done!
One of the Royal felines has a head cold- so she is off to the vet tomorrow. Poor KoKo. She is quite miserable. A snuffy Siamese is a sad sight.  Not great timing. Scarby weekend looms and Meow Manor is full of pirates!  I wish pirates knew how to pull weeds. They are hopeless- messy too. I bet those pirates stole my posts?
 LOL!

Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Element of Air on May 15, 2008, 10:33:51 PM
it has been a tough week. i shall see your twin though on this Saturday Morn.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on May 15, 2008, 10:58:47 PM
OH Finally back on.... I was truly worried the Nargles had gone and gotten all my friends.....  But Bonnie let me know where you all were hiding from them!!!!

I wish I had time and money to drive to Scarby.... but alas I am so busy hauling TBs here there and everywhere I can't find time to have garbed fun. So much to do. I need a get work done twice as fast spell!

That was a crazy storm.... had me hanging from ceiling at about 1:30am.... new puppy, Reggie(Reginald Dawg), was not impressed but my Poodle cross,Caterpillar, was barking at the thunder! Reggie appears to be a blue heeler/lab cross that Cali found on the road... very smart and OHHHHH SO CUTE! HE is now the family spoiled BRAT! He is so well mannered (for a puppy) he does not chase the chickens or the cats. Has not even bugged the ducks.... amazing for a puppy!!!! He is black with white paw tips,a bit of white about the muzzle and a blaze between the eyes, and a bit of white on the chest. CUTE! 

Sorry to hear one of your kitties is ill. I had to treat King for his skin problem that he gets if a single flea or whatever bites him.... Finally have that cleared up again!!!! Well Have fun a Scarby all! Cat
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on May 16, 2008, 12:45:01 PM
 Glad you made it here, Cat! Huzzah!
 Glad the seagulls did not eat the trail of breadcrumbs I left for you to find us here!
Back from the Royal Vet. As I suspected, KoKo has a head cold. She is on antibiotics and was given fluids. She is so tiny- only 5.8 lbs.  She is so well behaved. I think she is feeling better already!
I shall see you on the Morrow, Element of Air- when you pick up my Evil Twin Sister for Pirate weekend! Yo Ho! I will be glad to see her gone for a few days!
She and her crew are causing a commotion here at Meow Manor! Usually things are quite tranquil here!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: eloquentXI on May 18, 2008, 08:17:02 PM
Your Majesty, I did so quite miss you this weekend but it was, amazingly, wonderful to meet your evil twin sister. Do not worry yourself, she did not steal anything (that I know of). :) Do apologize to her for not catching her before I left out of early!

Here are some photos of her wreaking hav- I mean, behaving herself! :D

(http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn213/megsfairephotos/Scarby-%205-17-08/040.jpg)

(http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn213/megsfairephotos/Scarby-%205-17-08/038.jpg)

I will quite miss seeing you almost every weekend, but before we know it, TRF will have started again!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on May 19, 2008, 07:30:24 PM
 It does look like my Evil Twin was having too much Booz- er- fun!
Great pictures, Eloquent! Huzzah!  Alas! She did not take any!
We had a good hug when she came back from faire. She brought me the most beautious staff to work on. I have forgiven her for borrowing my jewels and silverware.  She has sailed back to pillage the Carribean. She will be back on TRF pirate weekend- yo Ho! Much thanks to Sir Jarrick Rafe and Element of Air for conveying my Twin in such comfort and style- she enjoyed their company and music and singing! Court positions are to be posted for their service! hUZZAH!
 The Royal felines were  sad to see my Evil Twin go. She gives them tuna!  Meow Manor is a bit quieter now! Pirate free too!
 
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Blushing on May 20, 2008, 01:04:27 AM
I do ask forgiveness for taking so long to post here ... and I do hope this is the proper place to post such tidings ... it was so very lovely to meet you that weekend in April!  I hope to visit again.  Mayhaps you may one day travel to my shire.  Cheers!

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g164/Blushing_Biggins/SS851605.jpg)
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on May 21, 2008, 04:43:03 PM
 Great picture, Blushing! It was lovely to meet you and fun to dance! I hope we will meet again!
I will be away from the forum for a few days. Worry not. I have Wizard business to attend to over the long weekend!
Do watch Meow Manor until I return! Keep it Peep free!
Huzzah FOKTOP!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Lady Ann of Draycott on May 22, 2008, 05:12:09 PM
Don't worry Queen Bonnie, we will take care of everything while you are away!  ;)
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: RenRobin on May 28, 2008, 12:36:31 PM
So now we know what wizzardly business our Queen was up to...Hope you had a marvelous time.  I am renvous. ;D ;D
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Trillium on May 28, 2008, 12:38:53 PM
I already knew what wizardly business she had, someone spilled the beans to me.  :D  From the pics I've seen, it looks like a wonderful time was had!!

I am soooo jealous....
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on May 28, 2008, 01:46:23 PM
 I had a wonderous time at Renndevous! You can tell from the pictures!
Fun to be the BIG Surprise!
Hugs and thanks to Wenchie and Lady Nicolette!
 Hugs to all there! I was treated ROYALLY!
 More anon!
Somehow coming home on the jet I caught a horrible head cold. Busy whipping up potions to disspel the misery.
 Royal felines were happy I returned. My memories will last a lifetime! GROUP hugs to all who were there! I miss you already- but we can meet here! huzzah! Twas magical!!!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Molden on May 28, 2008, 02:31:56 PM
I had a wonderous time at Renndevous! You can tell from the pictures!
Fun to be the BIG Surprise!

My Dear Queen - You being the BIG SURPRISE is a VAST UNDERSTATEMENT!!!

I was at the Red Hook Pub having a libation with a beauty - when out of the corner of my eye, I caught a flash of red hair and yer trademark crown...rubbed my eyes, shook my head, double checked my drink - then realizing it WAS INDEED THEE - I sprinted down the hill to see for sure.

I think I freaked a few 'danes with my greeting. And thankfully, I was forgiven by the beauty because ... well, it WAS You, My Queen!

What a TREAT to see you there!  ;D
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on May 28, 2008, 04:05:52 PM
 Thank you, Molden! It was a treat to be there and glad to be the Surprise! I had such FUN! I have not done any traveling since Lord A passed away. I think he was with me in spirit. He would have loved Renndevous!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Molden on May 28, 2008, 04:52:22 PM
Thank you, Molden! It was a treat to be there and glad to be the Surprise! I had such FUN! I have not done any traveling since Lord A passed away. I think he was with me in spirit. He would have loved Renndevous!

'twas My thought as well Majesty. I had knocked off a few of Lady Mikayla's favors - being the clumsy oaf I am capable of...in the process of putting them back on her favor sash - I saw her Lord Ambrosius favor. I offered a toast right there an' said - "Here's t' ya Bob...but I allus liked Grog better!"

Many commented that he WAS there this weekend and indeed would have had the Grandest tyme! Sliante'!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Quiet One on May 28, 2008, 05:09:13 PM
Queen Bonnie,  it was a WONDERFUL suprise to meet you this past weekend.  The Lord A pin you favored me with has found a special  place on my garb.

Here is one of my memories from the weekend

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3179/2528919399_4c98167331.jpg)
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Lady Ann of Draycott on May 28, 2008, 05:48:34 PM
Queen Bonnie, I am so glad that you had such a wonderful time at RenDezvous and I am so proud of you for having the courage to conquer the big flying dragon in the sky to get there! Huzzah!  ;D
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Lady Guinness on May 28, 2008, 07:45:38 PM
Dear Queen Bonnie~it was wonderful to meet you and have the chance to spend sometime with you in Tenn. I look forward our next meeting.  :)
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on May 29, 2008, 08:52:19 AM
 Molden, My Evil pirate twin also misses her first mate, Grog!
I loved musical Men! great picture, Quiet one. So nice to spend time with old friends and get to know new friends at Renndevous.
This AM I am still fighting this miserable cold- but my cats her thrilled I am home.
Hugs to all!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Element of Air on May 29, 2008, 09:30:30 AM
I am so happy for your joyous excursion and your safe return.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on June 01, 2008, 12:17:58 PM
 I am still suffering with this nasty head cold. More posts when I feel better. I need to take out stock in Kleenex!  Royal Felines are still in nurse mode! More anon!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: eloquentXI on June 01, 2008, 02:16:32 PM
Lots of fluid, my dear Queen! Sending well wishes and warm hugs your way.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Element of Air on June 01, 2008, 02:25:09 PM
Queen Bonnie, Should you need anything or want some company, I know that I would not mind coming over to visit. I have LOTS of Vitamin C pills I can chew to protect me. Even if you want to have some food brought your way, I would not mind. (I am really bored)
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on June 01, 2008, 04:44:01 PM
 It is boring being sick. I do not do it well. Thanks Element! 
I am Ok. I am no fun to be around when I am unwell. I will see how I fare on the morrow. Mostly what I do lately is sleep.
Lots of fluids- I can do that! LOL! Hoping I recover soon before I drive myself crazy!
  I have a nice HOT Siamese keeping me warm today! Just what I need!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: RenRobin on June 03, 2008, 06:33:42 PM
Feel better my Queen!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on June 04, 2008, 03:50:53 PM
 I am trying to feel better. This bug is stubborn.  I just want it to go away.  I am not good at being sick. Fie! Drat ! Bug begone!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Trillium on June 04, 2008, 04:02:19 PM
Sending faerie dust your way!  Hope you feel better!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: eloquentXI on June 04, 2008, 10:39:29 PM
Seems like many have gotten sick that went to Rendevous! Was it an evil plot by the Peeps?!
Sending as many feel better thoughts and wishes and hugs as I can your way, my Queen!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Element of Air on June 05, 2008, 12:44:43 PM
My Lady Queen, I hope that you are doing well or better at least. This is one pesky bug that has you!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Lady Ann of Draycott on June 05, 2008, 01:05:54 PM
I hope you are feeling better Queen Bonnie!  Will we perchance see thee at The Central Texas Renaissance Festival this weekend?   :)
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: PurpleDragon on June 05, 2008, 02:01:40 PM
My dear Queen Bonnie,

It sounds to me as though you have been invaded by the same nasty bug which inhabited myself nigh on 2 weeks ago.  I had to go to the doctor and get antibiotics to get rid of it.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on June 05, 2008, 05:01:38 PM
 The bug is still hanging on. I doubt I will go to the Central Tx faire this weekend.  Let me know how it is, Lady Ann. I just don't feel up to doing much. Var and I plan to go the last weekend.
  Now another worry. Fuzzball my beloved Ragdoll Royal feline has been missing all day. I am concerned as he rarely misses a meal. I can only hope he returns with cooler weather when the sun goes down. I have called him all day. Not like him not to come when called. 
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Element of Air on June 05, 2008, 10:52:18 PM
Fayt came home a few hours ago when the winds died down. I hope Fuzzball come inside too. I was thinking perhaps the two met up and were spending the day together. Hehe.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on June 06, 2008, 06:39:08 AM
 Fuzzball finally showed up at 9PM.  I think he spent the day under the house out of the wind. I am relieved.  I love all my cat family.  I actually slept last night.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Element of Air on June 06, 2008, 06:34:44 PM
I still find that funny how both our kitties came inside at the same time. It was like they had their curfew.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on June 06, 2008, 07:08:42 PM
 Feline curfew is 9PM. Synchronize your kitties!
  I am feeling a bit better today.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Drouzin on June 08, 2008, 12:00:16 PM
Wow things certainly have changed around here!  Sorry to hear you're feeling under the weather Queen Bonnie.  If you take that can of Tony's I sent you and take a big wiff it will clear your sinus cavities out for a few moments, or at least prompt a good bout of sneezing ;).  Get well soon! :)
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on June 08, 2008, 01:31:34 PM
 I think this is one of those linger on bugs. I am sure tired of it- but feeling a bit better each day.
Poor Fuzzball is not feeling too well though. He does not eat much or dring much and just sits in a corner. Not at all like himself. I guess a trip to the Royal Vet is in order monday- unless he bounces back. I am giving him treats and trying to get him to eat. Just doesd him with hairball meds. I hate to see an animal suffer.
  Tony's seasonings make me think of Nawlins! Always a cheering thought, Drouzin!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Captain Kilian on June 09, 2008, 07:46:36 AM
I always go with Thai food to clear my sinuses, and it usually works quite well,  plus i got something tasty to eat!
Other then that I take those 'airborne' tablets several times a day, and wow, what a difference. Those things really provide your body the fuel to fight off damn near anything.

Hope you are better soon!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on June 09, 2008, 08:26:54 AM
 I have been taking Airborne tabs and Zicam and vitamins and potions and SCOTCH!. I am getting better.  This is a hang on bug though. Drat!
Off this AM to take Fuzzball to the Vet. He is still not doing great. I am worried. I hope they can fix what is wrong with my Fuzzy! I am worried about him. More anon!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on June 09, 2008, 08:27:10 AM
 I have been taking Airborne tabs and Zicam and vitamins and potions and SCOTCH!. I am getting better.  This is a hang on bug though. Drat!
Off this AM to take Fuzzball to the Vet. He is still not doing great. I am worried. I hope they can fix what is wrong with my Fuzzy! I am worried about him. More anon!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: CatAshtrophy on June 09, 2008, 09:36:33 AM
I hope your cat is okay. It's never fun having to take them to the vet. I'm glad to hear that you are starting to feel better though.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on June 09, 2008, 10:42:10 AM
 The News from Meow Manor is not good. Fuzzball has moderate kidney failure. I left him at the vet. They are starting him on 2 days of IV fluids. $$$$ It will buy him more time. I was not up to the decision to have him put down right now.  I am very sad today. He is part of my family.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: CatAshtrophy on June 09, 2008, 11:39:01 AM
I'm so sorry about your kitty. IVs should make Fuzzball feel better. When my old cat was old and ill, she frequently had IVs (several a week for several months) and it made her feel alot better. I hope that IVs will improve the situation for Fuzzball too. It's so hard when a pet is seriously sick. *hugs*
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: KeeperoftheBar on June 09, 2008, 12:52:08 PM
Queen Bonnie, I am so sad to hear about Fuzzball.  Having lost a cat earlier this year I know it is never easy.  May the Good Lord help you make the correct decision and may Fuzzball know the love you have.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Trillium on June 09, 2008, 01:04:26 PM
Sending you and fuzzball lots of healing thoughts. 
I worry that someday soon I will have to make the same decision.  My kitty is now 15 and gets around fairly well, but I worry about her.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Var Greyshadow on June 09, 2008, 01:14:44 PM
Sorry to hear about Fuzz!!!  :(  Hope the iVs help!!!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Tremayne on June 09, 2008, 04:47:52 PM
Unhappy news, Bonnie. You said he wasn't very old. Did they provide any explanation why a cat his age would have kidney failure? Hugs to you for the hard decision that may soon be ahead of you.  :(
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Taffy Saltwater on June 09, 2008, 05:47:59 PM
I'm so sorry that you and Fuzz have been doing poorly.  I like hot toddies when I'm sick.  If it's okay w/the Royal Vet, you might try Pedialyte for Fuzz.  I had to syringe it down my Spooky, but she turned around.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on June 09, 2008, 07:44:21 PM
 The latest news from the vet is that Fuzz was responding very well to the IV fluids. He was eating and might be able to come home tomorrow.  I will enjoy what time we have left together. I have been through the kidney failure before with Mai Thai before we moved to TX.  As long as Fuzz has a quality of life- all is Ok. This is just not easy. I have so many elderly cats.  He is one of the younger ones - he was a stray so no way of knowing how old he is-6- to 8 ?- the oldest Siamese cat now is about 18. I had one live to 20.
 Cats give so much love. This is hard times- but It goes with loving your pets/friends. Saying good bye is
never easy.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: PurpleDragon on June 10, 2008, 07:39:33 AM
My dear Queen Bonnie,

I myself have been there, having to decide whether to let a loved one go like that,  it is not an easy decision to make.  The last one I recall was my wonderful little tom-cat named "Lynx" (He looked like one complete with ear tufts and all), he was but 2 months old and the vet diagnosed him with feline leukemia... Sadly I was not in a position to afford to pay for the treatments that could have saved his life and I could not see myself putting him through such suffering as that dreaded disease would cause him.  So many pets have I buried over the years... so much love I have gotten from them.  The question truly becomes "Who Owns Who"...
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on June 10, 2008, 07:43:38 AM
 Too true! I love Fuzz and he depends on me. he is a rescued cat. I can only hope he has some time with a good quality of life. I am coming to terms with what I must do. it is never easy. My cats are my family. They give me as much- if not more love than I give them!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Lady Neysa on June 10, 2008, 09:19:02 AM
Aw, so sorry about your kitty Bonnie!  I hope he is happy and comfortable however long he is still with you.  It's incredible how these furry creatures become part of our hearts.
When I lost my big boy Pouncer to FIP a fews years ago it was very traumatic.  I have a dainty little girl who has been throwing up a lot and losing weight. Most of  the tests have been inconclusive, and they want to run still more. Something about a kidney function test/ kidney value -or something I didn't understand- was high. I didn't like the sound of that.  It's hard to put a price tag on their lives, but I made the decision not to take any heroic measures. She's over 10, so as  long as she is still happy, content and not obviously suffering I'm gonna let nature take it's course. 
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on June 10, 2008, 10:16:48 AM
 I am not usually one to take heroic measures but I am just not feeling great right now and probably am spending too much on making him feel better. It makes me feel better too. I can only see what develops.  I know it is only buying him a bit more time. I vowed I would not do this again- but each time and cat is different.  Sigh.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Lady Guinness on June 10, 2008, 08:08:55 PM
I am so sorry to hear about your kitty, I know this must be a difficult time for you. Hugs!!!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Element of Air on June 11, 2008, 12:08:13 PM
Queen Bonnie, I really enjoyed spending Monday at the manor with you. I missed seeing Fuzzball that day. I hope he is doing well and that you are able to pick him up today from the vet. Just let me know, if you need anything or want someone to spend the day with, I am not far away. Sending good thoughts your way!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on June 11, 2008, 07:20:13 PM
 I also enjoyed our time together! Fun! The welcome is always out for both of you! Huzzah!
Fuzzball came home today. He is still not quite himself- but good to have him home. I will love and enjoy him while I can.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: CatAshtrophy on June 11, 2008, 08:04:19 PM
I'm glad Fuzzball is back home. I'm sure he's much happier to be back home with you.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Taffy Saltwater on June 11, 2008, 08:28:25 PM
Glad to hear Msr. Fuzz is home again.  I hope you're back up to snuff.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on June 12, 2008, 12:02:46 PM
 Fuzz seems happy but I can tell he is still not feeling good. He is taking it easy in the coolest part of the house. The Siamese are baking on the porches. They love it hot and hate the A?C.
I still have lingering symptoms but gradually feeling better. The Rendezflu is a hanger on kind of cold! Meanwhile I still have to water plants, clean the pool, the house and do the shopping, cooking etc etc. Where are those house elves?  I think they all went to the beach without me! LOL!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: RenRobin on June 12, 2008, 12:49:30 PM
I think my elves must be with yours, as they have disappeared at mine too.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on June 14, 2008, 10:25:51 AM
 I guess when the house elves return we need to take away their socks!  Maybe they will stick around and work? LOL!
 This will make no sense to anyone who has not read Harry Potter!
 Company at Meow Manor this weekend. All is in readiness for friends. Good to not be alone. Tomorrow marks a year since Lord A passed to Wizard land.  I made it!  Not easy- but I am still going! Think Energizer Bunny- but a kitty instead-  I don't want to be a wabbit!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on June 16, 2008, 09:13:42 AM
 I had a great weekend with renn friends here! A toast was raised to Lord A. He would have loved the company. he is in my thoughts a lot. The pool was refreshing. Fuzz perked up a tiny bit to see old friends- but he is not doing very well. He is home and in familiar surroundings and close to those who love him.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: dbaldock on June 16, 2008, 12:03:19 PM
Glad to hear that you and Fuzz are feeling better, and that you had a fun weekend with renn friends!  :D

If you're going to be in town over the 4th, you can probably see some more renn friends at the Clandestine Concert (http://www.clandestineceltic.com/calendar.html) at the Cactus Cafe (UT Campus, Austin) on Thursday night, July 3rd.  I'm planning to be at the concert, maybe with a few friends.

Take Care,
David Baldock
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on June 16, 2008, 12:14:15 PM
 wow! Post more info on the concert? Sounds great. Not up to driving in town after dark- but perhaps I can go with someone?
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: dbaldock on June 16, 2008, 12:48:12 PM
wow! Post more info on the concert? Sounds great. Not up to driving in town after dark- but perhaps I can go with someone?


Well, I was looking at info about the Texas Scottish Festival (Arlington, TX) and saw that Clandestine performed this year.  Clicked on their link, and saw this message on their home page, "Shows in Austin and Houston in July."  Clicked on Houston, and saw on their Calendar that they're playing at the Mucky Duck on July 5th.  Since I'll be visiting friends near Austin over the long 4th weekend, I was glad to see that they're playing at the Cactus Cafe on the 3rd.  I'll have to check the details, but there's a good chance that we can provide a ride for you.

This is the info off of the Clandestine Calendar web page:

Thursday, July 3 at 8:30 pm
Cactus Cafe
24th & Guadalupe, UT Campus
Austin TX 78701
512-475-6515

Saturday, July 5 at 7 & 9:30 pm
McGonigel's Mucky Duck
2425 Norfolk, Houston TX 77098
713-528-5999
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on June 17, 2008, 05:56:56 PM
 I read that one member of Clandestine is playing at Things Celtic on the 3rd also!
 Hot here at Meow Manor.  Squelch the moat monster is sulking. He wants rain and the moat is too hot , he says! The Siamese Royal felines LOVE the heat.
 My rendezflu symptoms linger on. I am sure sick of them! Stuffy head go AWAY!
 Fuzzball is still hanging on- but a ghost of his former self. Tachi is gaining weight and doing well on his Thyroid meds.
 I finished another wand today! It is wild!
I will be taking my crystals and wands and maybe a staff to the Fairy fFest- Serendipity Haven in Smithville on June 28th.
 Garb in this weather?  I will try it!
 Maybe it will cool off for the ARRG next month? Dream on!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Drouzin on June 17, 2008, 10:22:16 PM
Queen Bonnie I just wanted to pop in and let you know that you were in our thoughts this past week.  I would have let you know sooner but the flu has laid me low for a while, (at least I've lost 5 lbs.).  Perhaps it's a computer transmitted virus? ;)  I was sorry to hear about your Fuzzball not feeling well and will offer up prayers for comfort and happiness. 
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: dbaldock on June 17, 2008, 11:31:50 PM
wow! Post more info on the concert? Sounds great. Not up to driving in town after dark- but perhaps I can go with someone?

...
I'll have to check the details, but there's a good chance that we can provide a ride for you.
...

OK, I've checked with my friends Lynn & Paul, and we're planning to give you a ride to the Clandestine Concert on the 3rd.  They've been to Meow Manor before, so we shouldn't have any problems finding you.  :D

Right now, I'm not sure what time we'll be ready to head to Austin that afternoon, but as it gets closer to the 3rd, we can see if there are other Renn Friends that maybe we can meet for dinner before the Concert (if the Cactus Cafe isn't serving dinner that night, Google Maps shows eight or nine restaurants within a couple of blocks).  Otherwise maybe we can eat somewhere there in Elgin.

Take Care,
David Baldock

EDIT: Fixed typo.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on June 18, 2008, 06:28:19 PM
 I hope you did not get my rendezflu, Drouzin? Be well! Sending a well spell your way!
 I SURVIVED a year on my own. Lord A is watching out for me! Huzzah! I can't believe all the stuff I have been through in a year! Hugs!
 Wow! Thank you and Paul and Lynn for the ride in on the 3rd! The only decent place in Elgin is Morelia. It is good, inexpensive Mexican! But open for anything in Austin too.
Hugs to you too David! I am excited about the concert! Wow!
 Fuzzball is eating a bit more and seems to be getting a bit stronger. My hopes are up for him being with me a bit longer.
 
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: RenRobin on June 19, 2008, 07:55:20 AM
What is this Fairy Fest?  I have not heard anything about it.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on June 19, 2008, 09:25:21 AM
Glad to hear your Fuzz and Tachi are doing better..... We lost both our barn cats last week. I think someone in the area must have put out poison bait or some such to kill Coyotes and Bobcats. We found Figaro under the shed dead and Mint was not doing well but I could not catch her(somewhat a wild pussycat). We have not found her to bury but Fig got a stone on his!!!  I have decided not to get anymore barn cats if the rats and mice cause grief in the feedroom will have to barbait it. I can't stand losing my pets. Fig was my dog-cat. He rode around with us in the Greenman(my UTV) while we fed and watered horses and plants. He is SOOOOO missed!!!! Mint was my pain in the butt kitty always doing something not quite bad but not quite good! My ankles and toes are strangely safe now!!!! Even with all that biting and claw play I miss my grey pussycat!!!!   


Sewing and training horses here that is about all.  Bonnie I wish you were closer!!!! PHOEY on gas prices!!!! Cat
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: dbaldock on June 19, 2008, 10:22:25 AM
What is this Fairy Fest?  I have not heard anything about it.

I did a bit of Google searching and found where Kaade (http://blog.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendID=2264170&blogID=403581501) mentions that the old Excalibur site at Rocky Hill Ranch near Smithville is where Serendipity Haven (http://www.serendipityhaven.com) is holding their Faerie Bazzar (http://www.franlan.com/serendipity/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2&Itemid=3) on June 28th.

SERENDIPITY FAERIE BAZZAR
Saturday, June 28, 2008
10 AM to 7 PM
Serendipity Haven Festival Grounds
located on the Rocky Hill Ranch
2 miles East down FM 153 off HWY 71
Smithville, TX


Take Care,
David Baldock
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on June 19, 2008, 07:23:26 PM
 More info on the Serendipity Haven events can be found here under smaller faires.South. I hope this succeeds!  Close by and that was a great site! Thanks David for posting the info.!
 I am SO SAD to hear your news, Cat. Hugs. Losing kitties is never easy. I have so many old sick ones now. I am facing it- but poison is horrible. My heart goes out to you.
 TRF will be here soon! I hope!  Hugs!
 
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: dbaldock on June 20, 2008, 02:01:14 AM
...
Wow! Thank you and Paul and Lynn for the ride in on the 3rd! The only decent place in Elgin is Morelia. It is good, inexpensive Mexican! But open for anything in Austin too.
Hugs to you too David! I am excited about the concert! Wow!
...

Someone at the Cactus Cafe <cactus@union.utexas.edu> sent me an email on Thursday that said the Clandestine Concert on the 3rd is FREE.  I don't know how many people the Cactus Cafe seats (here's a quote from their web site: "When artists outgrow the comfy confines of the Cactus, we'll often move these artists to larger venues in the building such as the Texas Union Theatre (375 seats)"), but we probably ought to get there pretty early for a FREE Concert!

Take Care,
David Baldock
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on June 20, 2008, 12:54:44 PM
 I agree! Just renn mail me the details and I will be ready to go!
 Huzzah!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on June 23, 2008, 01:05:26 PM
 Sad and difficult times here at Meow Manor. One of my dear Royal Felines is beginning his difficult journey over the Rainbow bridge.
 Fuzzball, my beautiful big  Ragdoll kitty with eyes of blue and long fur like a silver fox has kidney failure.
I took him to the vet. It bought him time- but not a lot. I made the decision not to take him back. Not to prolong what can not be cured. He would be stressed in the carrier- passing in unfamiliar surroundings. He loves his home. Here I can watch and love him. He has not long left. Sad day here.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Trillium on June 23, 2008, 02:29:03 PM
Sending you lots of comforting thoughts!!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: CatAshtrophy on June 23, 2008, 03:16:10 PM
I'm so sorry to hear that about Fuzzball. I'll be thinking of you and Fuzzball. *sending hugs your way*
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on June 23, 2008, 04:09:37 PM
 Thanks! Amazingly he is still hanging on. This is a sad difficult day. my other cats are trying to cheer me up. I love them all.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on June 23, 2008, 05:10:42 PM
 My beautiful Fuzzball just crossed over the Rainbow bridge. He coughed a few times and died.  His pain is gone.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on June 23, 2008, 05:19:33 PM
Bonnie,
Sorry to hear about your Fuzzy!Very sorry. I understand your pain way way too well. My garden seems SOOOOO empty without the two demon kitties tearing around it. But as you say he is no longer in pain. He is now waiting for you too! Gosh but I will be over run with all the critters waiting me out! SOOO SOOOO many gone before! Blessings Dear friend! Cat
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on June 23, 2008, 05:49:03 PM
 He is now playing with Simba and Yeller and Dusty and more. It has been a sad day. He was a good friend and a loving gentle cat. I will have a horde of cats waiting for me- Lord A too. Tachi is trying to cheer me up.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: renren on June 23, 2008, 05:53:42 PM
My beautiful Fuzzball just crossed over the Rainbow bridge. He coughed a few times and died.  His pain is gone.

((hugs))

So sorry to hear!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen_of_Navarre on June 24, 2008, 12:08:08 AM
Dearest Bonnie
It is always so heartbreaking to watch a fur friend make their way across the Rainbow Bridge. It hurts to be left behind while they scamper on ahead to wait for us. Our tears fall to mark their passing. Our hand reach out to beg them to pause, they never look back for they can see what lay ahead so much better then we can.
My thoughts are ever with you
 Marguerite Queen of Navarre
Slave to the furless cat
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Element of Air on June 24, 2008, 01:52:51 AM
I am sorry that is has happened. But all will be well. I am sure he is still with you and much happier without those complications. Just know that Jerrick and I are always here for you should you need us.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: KeeperoftheBar on June 24, 2008, 07:17:51 AM
My Queen, I am so sorry to hear about Fuzzzball.  At least he passed while at home knowing he is loved.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Var Greyshadow on June 24, 2008, 07:30:14 AM
((((HUGS))))  So sorry to hear he has gone, but glad that he was able to ease over the bridge with much love!  Very glad I could see him one last time this weekend and send him off with a few extra pats.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Yrose on June 24, 2008, 01:55:56 PM
I'm sorry for lost and hope you recover soon. He is in the summerland and doing well now.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Lady Renee Buchanan on June 24, 2008, 05:47:11 PM
Dearest Queen, Steve and I send hugs to you.  We are sorry for your loss of Fuzzball but are thankful he is no longer in pain.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Var Greyshadow on June 24, 2008, 06:03:25 PM
Here's a picture of Fuzzball from a couple of years ago:

(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b7/Var_Greyshadow/Fuzz2.jpg)

He was a cute, sweet, loving cat.  May he be enjoying the company of many kitty friends and all the catnip he wants!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on June 24, 2008, 06:29:33 PM
 Great picture! He sure was a character. He used to follow me when I went for walks!  I would be half way to the library and I would hear MEOW! There came Fuzz trying to keep up with me. Thanks for posting the picture, Var!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: CatAshtrophy on June 24, 2008, 10:12:37 PM
From the picture, Fuzzball is a beautiful cat. Ragdolls are such amazing cats. My ragdoll Holly and I are sorry for your loss and wishing you well.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: PurpleDragon on June 25, 2008, 07:38:02 AM
Here's a picture of Fuzzball from a couple of years ago:

(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b7/Var_Greyshadow/Fuzz2.jpg)

He was a cute, sweet, loving cat.  May he be enjoying the company of many kitty friends and all the catnip he wants!

Beautiful picture.  He was truly a beautiful fur-person ;)  So deeply saddened by your loss.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: RenRobin on June 25, 2008, 01:22:38 PM
Bonnie,
I am so very sorry for your loss of Fuzz. (((HUGS)))
Robin
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on June 25, 2008, 02:38:51 PM
 Lord A used to call him the Speedbump with the wagging tail of Doom.  He loved to plop down right in the line of foot traffic and wave his big tail around- and would not move.  They are together now. My Siamese Royal Felines are being extra loving to me now. Alas- I have no more speedbumps.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Drouzin on June 26, 2008, 04:14:45 PM
We are so sorry to hear about your Fuzzball.  Hugs and sympathy from Judy & John. 
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on June 26, 2008, 04:54:01 PM
 Hugs and thanks, Drouzin! I am doing OK- but miss my fuzzy guy. Batman does too. He was Fuzzy's buddy.I give Batman extra love.Each cat is special.
 Busy getting ready to go to a fairy fair at the old Excal site. I will sell my wands and crystals- I hope. Trying to do a cool weather spell- but Mother Nature is giving me problems!  The grounds of Meow Manor are getting crispy! I hate grass that goes crunch!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on June 28, 2008, 08:10:55 PM
 Back from Serendipity Haven- the original Excalibur site in Smithville!  My first time vending at faire. What FUN!  It was a beautiful drive from here. The Meowmobile enjoyed it. The site is magical with huge oak trees. That kept the 90+degrees heat at bay. There was food anda pub and music and friends and I SOLD wands and Crystals! HUZZAH!  I will be going back in Sept for more! Nice to have a faire close by- well 40 min away from Meow Manor.  Hot, but happy and the Royal Felines are delighted I was not gone for a whole weekend!  Tachi is holding down my lap as I type!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Lady Guinness on June 29, 2008, 03:55:18 PM
Sounds like a lovely weekend Bonnie...I do hope we are able to make it to your neck of the woods next year...as well that you can make it to our shire, we would love to host you.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on June 29, 2008, 06:03:29 PM
 Hugs Lady Guiness! I know not what the future holds in store for my travel plans- Getting to TRF alone will be a challenge on my fixed income! I would LOVE to go to your faire someday.
 It would be great if you and Scotsman can make it to TRF or Scarby! I miss you both.
 It was a fun day yesterday. Nothing like friends and faire to lift spirits!
 I worked on staffs and wands today. I got covered with sawdust but the results will be worth it.  More work ahead. Fine sanding and then attaching crystals and finishing etc. Much magick involved- and sweat too! LOL!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Lady Guinness on June 29, 2008, 06:23:25 PM
Hugs~ I do believe that Scarby will be on our list for next year and I can not wait to see your woodworking skills! Sounds like a piece of art I must purchase and add to my collection of faire art. The decision would be tough though...a wand or a staff!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on June 30, 2008, 07:09:23 PM
 Huzzah! you will adore Scarby!  Come before it gets too hot!
 I was busy most of the day on wands and staffs! This lot are exciting!  I fine sanded 8 wands and 3 staffs. 2 more staffs are in the works!
 I am tired- but feels good to be creating again.
 Busy is a good thing to be. I have lots of projects!
Hugs Lady Guiness!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: dbaldock on June 30, 2008, 07:29:49 PM
Hugs~ I do believe that Scarby will be on our list for next year and I can not wait to see your woodworking skills! Sounds like a piece of art I must purchase and add to my collection of faire art. The decision would be tough though...a wand or a staff!

You can see pictures of Queen Bonnie's crafting and magik by looking at her web site:

Bonnie's Cats Meow (http://www.bonniescatsmeow.com/)


Take Care,
David Baldock
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: eloquentXI on June 30, 2008, 10:40:02 PM
Many many hugs for you Queen Bonnie! I am sooooo excited to see you in a couple weeks at AARG!
Element of Air and I have faire-themed food things in the works for the few days before AARG that I'll be staying with her. Can't wait!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Element of Air on June 30, 2008, 11:44:07 PM
Hehehe, the Queen and I at the Farie Bazaar this last weekend. We look identical in movement and posture. Hahaha. I am a Royal Duchess so I suppose it works. I even look as though I am wearing a type of crown!  :D

(http://www.moon-dawg.net/FaerieBazaar08/images/100_2356_jpg.jpg)

(http://www.moon-dawg.net/FaerieBazaar08/images/100_2359_jpg.jpg)

It was WONDERFUL to see you there Queen Bonnie! I always enjoy my time with you. I need to get myself some stones from you.


Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on July 01, 2008, 01:57:13 PM
 It was fun! Good pictures and a good time! Nice and cool under those big trees!  We look like we are watching a tennis match! LOL!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Ginette on July 01, 2008, 03:29:24 PM
Moon)Dawg has a way of catching ones personality.  You both look like you're having fun.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on July 02, 2008, 04:12:03 PM
Bonnie the pics of you at the new faire were nice to see! I am glad to hear you are vending a bit.

I have a request of you and the other horsey loving people here. Our 3yr old TB colt Home Ina Flash has a BAD abscess in one hind foot. Seems his temper tantrum in the trailer has become serious(very serious). Would you all pray for him by whatever God or Goddess or Deity you believe in. We hauled him yesterday and the vets are giving him a VERY VERY low chance of getting over(30% or less) this. Even if he makes it through they doubt he will ever race or even be a riding horse. We are truly trying for a miracle here! We most likely should have agreed to put him down but none of us could do it without a try.... so he is on IV antibiotics and has a week to make progress.... I am just really sad! Something so stupid can sideline something so BIG!  Sometimes I hate working with animals! But I know I can't ever give it up!
(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y161/MDFaduly/Homey.jpg)
This is picture we took the day before he stepped on the nail which added to the already abscessed heel. We are all just sick over this!
Cat
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: dbaldock on July 02, 2008, 04:18:21 PM
It was fun! Good pictures and a good time! Nice and cool under those big trees!  We look like we are watching a tennis match! LOL!

I think most of us can spot two Kilt watchers when we see them ... LOL!  ;D  ;)
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on July 02, 2008, 04:48:07 PM
 Ok You caught us David!
 Sending prayers for your beautiful horse to recover. How sad.  I hope it helps, Cat! I don't blame you for trying to help him! Let us know how he is doing?
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on July 03, 2008, 03:30:27 PM
(%$#**** insert bad word here!!!$#@!***?!!) My dratted and much hated vacuum cleaner quit working properly today. Can I kick it? Only 2 years old and a total piece of cra- er - garbage.  I have got it to work temporarily with the wizard's remedy- duct tape!  Next week the search for one that totally sucks- it is a vacuum cleaner- will begin! LOL!
 I will be spending a quiet weekend here at Meow Manor- creating things and keeping busy. Who needs fireworks???  Off to a Clandestine Concert with friends tonight!
 
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: indigocenter on July 07, 2008, 10:40:17 AM
And an awesome concert it was my queen!!!  Good food, good music with good friends is a tough act to follow!  Hope my driving did not instill fear within ya!   ;D
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on July 07, 2008, 03:50:57 PM
 Twas a very good time! So nice to get out! Your driving was wonderful! The concert was awesome! The dinner was great as was the company and conversation! Such fun! Grammercy for taking me along! HUGS!
 Busy all weekend working on wands and staffs. It is a lengthy process.  Much magick is used! I am tired- but love creating! Magical vibrations are coming from Meow Manor!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on July 16, 2008, 06:30:03 PM
 I completed 5 new and magnificent wizard staffs. Some will be for sale. Some are mine!
 Pictures soon- I hope. My staffs are hard to capture with a pixie box. They are just too magical.
 Now on to getting Meow Manor ready for the ARRG on July 26th. I started today. I took all the socks away from the house elves and they actually worked, happily too!
  Today would have been Lord A's and my 31st wedding anniversary. I made a special dinner- one he would have liked- and toasted him with one of hid favorite drinks- a Manhattan! I even lit a candle! I can still do special all alone!
 I miss my love, but am doing OK.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Lady Renee Buchanan on July 16, 2008, 06:50:19 PM
Bonnie,  I bet you could feel his presence there.  He will always be with you, though you can't see him.  Because he is in your heart.  It always remains full of love, doesn't stop because someone isn't in the room with you.

You are a wondrous woman and much loved by all.

Hugs and hugs.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on July 17, 2008, 07:01:00 AM
 Lord A will always be in my heart whatever I do.
 I choose to celebrate our love rather than weep over my loss. I have 30 Years of happy memories and who knows what the morrow might bring!
 Hugs!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen_of_Navarre on July 18, 2008, 02:34:02 AM
One the first day of Spring this year my husband and I celebrated 34 years of marriage. We are still best friends.  Shortly after that he had another spell with his frail heart. He is still beating the odds but each time he does this I suffer from unbelievable stress. I know our time is limited, which is why you rarely see us at the faires any more.  We take each day as it comes and try not to worry about the things we can not control. I know I would be lost without him. But I hope I can go on with the same courage and grace that you, Bonnie, show.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on July 18, 2008, 07:40:30 AM
 I can only imagine the stress in your life right now, Queen of Navarre. Hugs I hope he is with you for a lot longer time. That is all anyone can do- is take it a day at a time.
 
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on July 31, 2008, 01:02:35 PM
 Finally catching up here! I was a bit busy hosting the Annual July ARRG party here at Meow Manor. It was fun! Most of the nargles stayed away. One thing about hosting parties is I never have enough time to visit with all my friends- but twas a fun party. Lord A's garb is now home! Thanks to Blue and Zaubon who brought it here from Kilbur's home.
 I got 3 new gowns from my Royal Dressmaker- Chameleon Dreams! I dyed the material for 2 gowns myself!  Very pleased!
  The Siamese enjoyed the Arrg. The 2 other  Royal Felines hid.
 All is returning to normal here- whatever that might be! LOL!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Ambard on July 31, 2008, 01:13:00 PM
Once again you were an outstanding host. Midnight and I had another great time and I am pleased to have been part of it again this year. It was also a pleasure to chase away this years nargle.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on July 31, 2008, 02:06:38 PM
 Hugs to you both Ambard! You were a wonderful Nargle chaser!  You deserve the Order of Merlinus! First class!  We appreciate your help and friendship!
  Can't wait to see the rest of your pictures!  I need to have you out here again to shoot my wands and staffs and crystals. My photography skills are sadly lacking! Alas!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on July 31, 2008, 05:42:33 PM
OHHHH I am sad I missed it. I will make one someday!!!! We had so many things go down.... seems to me the nargles moved here! Calis truck had an oil leak(the sensor) and while looking to find that found the water pump leaking... so had to fix all those problems then hubby had to go rescue her as he was so tired after all the fixing he forgot to torque(simply tightened the bolts) and the belt guide flew off!

BUT before that we had a dog attack the BIG(16+hand filly) and she has a horrid cut on her back leg... but worse her brother(Deuce) the one who was going to race strained a suspensory tendon while fretting that he could not get to the dog and save his sister. Always something!!!!

I need a nargle removel spell PLEASE!!!! Cat
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on July 31, 2008, 05:55:38 PM
 It does sound like the nargles moved in on you Cat! Sending a Removious spell NOW!**** POOF!!!**** Narglesbegone!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on August 01, 2008, 04:37:52 PM
OH Thank You my dear Queen! I hope it works... I am truly tired of the darned things!!! Now if it just does not remove the filly... I think she is a Nargle herself. She tore the bandage off(this is something she just started!) and made it swell and bleed and a BIG mess! I may just have to beat her if this keeps up! And it was healing so nicely till she pulled this bad stunt!
  Ah well life got busy again! I have another set of race silks to make, 6 greenman pouches and who knows what else! You know how you get up some days and say there is something(fill in the blank) going to happen and all... well I beeped my mom on the Nextel on the way to work the herd and said I had a feeling I was going to be getting a bunch of business today and would be VERY busy this weekend.... and it happened. I was holding the horse for the farrier when the silks call came in, then I was tacking up the 2yr old when the Renboots call came and I have several other things pending! UGGHHH I love having money but I am so tired!  AHH well at least it keeps me out of trouble!!!

I got word the booth remodel is complete!!! I can't wait to see the new furniture and stuff she is bringing... Renboots will look TOTALLY different this year!  Wild! OH a few more months and TRF is here!!!! Cat
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on August 01, 2008, 04:55:08 PM
 I got brave and did a  small load of wash- and the garage toilet overflowed again. Fie! Drat!( Insert really bad word here!) The ARRG was just too much for my old plumbing. I have to " Hang in there" until Monday when the LCRA plumbers are coming.  I hate toilet nargles!
 Good you are busy Cat! Sounds like a lot!
 I am dreaming of TRF- but also Serendipity Haven in Sept! I will vend again- a few times- with Crystals, wands and staffs!
 
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on August 04, 2008, 10:37:18 AM
The fairy godplumbers were here! I call them that as they are so kind!
 Alas! I had to have the garage toilet removed and a clean out installed! Take THAT toilet nargles!
 I hope that banishes them from Meow Manor forever!
Off to do a load of wash and take a long bubble bath!AHHHH! Working plumbing is a GOOD thing!
 
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Lavender on August 04, 2008, 10:40:25 AM
There are few things better in life than a candle lit bubble bath.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: RenRobin on August 04, 2008, 12:44:26 PM
There are few things better in life than a candle lit bubble bath.

That and a great bottle of scotch for the Queen Bonnie! ;) :D

Let the Royal Pampering begin!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on August 04, 2008, 12:51:21 PM
 A purring royal feline in my lap is a good thing too! Yoshi is taking care of making me feel loved. It was a long weekend.
 I need a loving wizard to give me a back rub! LOL!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Drouzin on August 04, 2008, 09:19:02 PM
Books, baths, and cats, who could possibly need anything else?  I hope Dolly didn't cause any trouble your way?
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on August 05, 2008, 03:18:45 PM
 Dolly did not do much of anything here! Hoping for some rain from Edouard! Things are crispy here!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on August 05, 2008, 03:42:17 PM
 Nargles have infected my magick box. Having trouble replying here! Hope I can fix it!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: DeadBishop on August 05, 2008, 11:38:54 PM
Sounds like you're in need of some Nargle-B-Gone potion.  The first step is to empty a scotch bottle to mix it in.  ;D ;)
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Anna Iram on August 06, 2008, 05:35:45 AM
If that doesn't work DB I hear Bonnie has beeen looking for ye old kicking can. :)
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on August 06, 2008, 07:18:50 AM
 I aimed my wizard staff at the firewall and blasted it! **POOF!****ZAPPP! I think I am OK now! I hope! The Scotch helped too!
 I am really getting tired of Nargles!
 Hugs!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: daylight on August 06, 2008, 08:31:59 AM
Here`s to hoping everthing works right and for a very long time.   Have a great day Queen Bonnie ;D
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on August 06, 2008, 10:02:05 AM
 Thanks Daylight. I seem to have that problem solved! Now on to deal with all the others!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on August 07, 2008, 10:21:46 AM
 I could not resist! I got 2 new pets for Meow Manor. Our local nursery got in some metallic Koi!  Very reasonable price too. I was only going to get one- but could not decide between the gold butterfly Koi or the coppery one- so got both. They are all carp so will get along with my Serassa Comets and Shibunkins.
 I needed something to cheer me up in a month with no faire. They need names!
 
 
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: eloquentXI on August 07, 2008, 10:45:38 AM
Metallic koi! oooo! How pretty!

Maybe...for names, one Shiny and the other Sparkley? :P
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: PurpleDragon on August 07, 2008, 11:56:22 AM
If they be sparkly, I'm partial to the name "Mrs. Brisby" for a female, and maybe Justin for the other (if it be a male).  Both names remind me of "Mrs. Brisby and the Secret of N.I.M.H." where the crow (voiced by Jonathan Winters I think) says "Brisby, where's the sparkly, I gotta have that sparkly".
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on August 07, 2008, 03:52:00 PM
 Not sure of the sex on the fish. I guess I will find out if I have a male and a female if I spot babies. The goldfish sure are happy!
 I think one might be- PRECIOUSSSS!!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: RenRobin on August 07, 2008, 06:26:16 PM
Queen Bonnie,
My Koi just recently had babies...this is our third year in the house with the pond and I think we kept it too pristine before and this past spring there were more sticks that had fallen in the pond that we had not fished out and that was the environment condusive for the egg laying, I guess.  We have both ornamental goldfish and Koi.  They are now about 2 inches long.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on August 07, 2008, 07:22:48 PM
 I have one original Goldfish left. He is maybe 15" long.I have lots of smaller goldfish.  Mine are so happy and keep having babies!
 I have lots of water plants to share- if you need any, Robin!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: RenRobin on August 08, 2008, 07:43:45 AM
Thank you, I just may take you up on the offer.  I have a Lilly and it is usually rather beautiful, but the sun is doing a number on the leaves.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on August 08, 2008, 11:27:24 AM
 The sun is doing a number on everything. I have Snowflakes to share. Pads look like waterlillies but they have small fuzzy white flowers. They seem to thrive in this weather!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on August 10, 2008, 06:45:33 PM
OH I love the BF koi but we renamed them Lion koi after the ones I had took to flying out of the pond and drying on the rocks... Worked well then a heron found my pond and helped himself.... But that was at the old place and my new pond has not been so attacked... but currently have on Shuey and many many gold fish!!!!!!  They are breeding like rabbits! Good thing we have so many water tanks to fill with debuggers!!!! 

Bonnie, When faire here opens I would DEARLY love to have a cutting of the snowflake. I had it in the old pond in both yellow and white but it got killed off by the neighbor dogs....  So OOOHHH a new start! That would be so loved here!!! Well I am glad you found some really nice koi. I am looking for a couple but they just have to be the right fish! I always love to choose my fish!!! Cat
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on August 13, 2008, 12:58:43 PM
 I will try to see if I can get a snowflake to you, Cat. Not sure how well they travel.
 My New Koi are going well.
 Today I had mundane Muggle things to do. The Meow Mobile needed inspection and an oil change. Olive oil is nice! LOL! Grapeseed oil. Being silly.
 All here ar Meow Manor is broiling in the sun. We only got a few lonely raindrops yesterday. It did no good at all.
 Busy creating things to sell at Serendipity Haven. Wands staffs and my magical healing crystals. My Evil Twin is crafting pirate beads for pirate tresses. I told her they were cute! He hates that! No floggings for me today! LOL!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on August 13, 2008, 10:44:19 PM
Bonnie,
Snowflake will travel well if put into a zippy bag with a bit of water and if you carry an icer then just put it in there so it remains cool... otherwise shady cool area of the car....  OH my hubby says the guy he works with has kittens... so I guess I will be getting a couple of new outdoor mouser kitties soon.... the meeces are taking over the barn and sheds and eating my potted plants in the grow out area!  I hate having so many meeces and I can't get them to feed to Yul Snaker. Shame I can't train him to go out hunt and come back! <G> but Ball Pythons are not really very trainable!  Well Renboots had an off season overhaul and looks VERY different now... so open and airy! It is going to be a pretty exciting year!!!!  Well back to getting ready for bed...off to work horses in the AM tomorrow!!!! Cat
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Drouzin on August 19, 2008, 08:22:50 PM
Lol, there you are all crispy and we're wading through water in the streets!  Sending thoughts of wetness your way... ;)
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: RenShirts on August 20, 2008, 10:32:53 AM
We will love to see you at Middlefaire, stop by and see us.  I love forums I should visit more.
Later...Frank & April
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on August 20, 2008, 11:13:27 AM
 We got some rain here Drouzin! I was thinking of you! I had Jambalaya last PM! Yummy!
 MiddleFaire is a long drive for me- I don't do IH 35- but come to Serendipity Haven- at the old Excal site! Do pop in here more often Frank! Hugs to April!
  Huzzah to new kittens, Cat! Can't wait to see Rennboots! Can't wait for TRF.
 We got some rain here! The pond is full and the fish are happy The frogs and toads are singing- and I am too!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on August 24, 2008, 10:50:11 AM
 I made the mistake of adding Andouille sausage to the leftover Jambalaya.  It made me very sick. Guess smoked anything is a no no from now on. I missed the ARRG. (But said arrg a lot! LOL!)  I am better today but taking it easy on what I eat.
 Tachi has also not been feeling well. I think it is just allergies from the high mold count. The Vet said to give him more pills and watch him.
 Perhaps he needs a healing crystal?  I know I am wearing mine!
  More anon.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Var Greyshadow on August 25, 2008, 12:16:53 PM
Hope you and Tachi both are on the mend soon!  Allergies were awful here yesterday.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on August 26, 2008, 02:20:19 PM
 Tachi was worse this morn- so I took him to the vet and she gave him the works! Fluids, Antibiotics and vitamins. He was so good! I have to give him pills all week and take him back for a check up next week.
 He is my dearest Royal Feline. I have to take good care of him- and them all. That was the excitement here for the day!
 
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Drouzin on August 27, 2008, 09:28:21 PM
Bitten by the Andouille! :o  I'm not there yet, but I do notice a lot of acid after a fried oyster.  Boy does getting older stink! :P  Try using some ham seasoning/pickled pork, chicken, and shrimp for the next batch; it might go easier on the stomach.  Poor Tachi it stinks to not feel well; give him a scratch in his fav spot for me. :)
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on August 29, 2008, 09:13:40 AM
 I had put chicken in the Jambalaya with no ill effects! I added the sausage later.  I will steer clear of it from now on. It is a drag having an aging digestive system. I can still eat oysters though! Huzzah!
 Tachi is still sneezing and wheezing. Poor guy. Right between his ears is one of his spots! Hugs,Drouzin!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: eloquentXI on August 31, 2008, 04:20:40 PM
Sendings warm thoughts your way so that Tachi starts to feel better.
Just thought I would drop a message to say hi. Don't know if I'll be making it to Serendipity, but there is still a chance.
Hugs!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on September 01, 2008, 10:29:14 PM
OHHHH I hate when food makes me sick... I have to read EVERYTHING as so many are putting MSG in there and I get SEVERE migraines from it. You might check your andoille for it. I found it makes me ill if there is a high amount of it mixed with extra oils.

Sure hope Tachi is feeling better. Oreo(AKA Little Monster) is now an indoor kitty. He is black and white... not planned but he is just a perfect indoor pet! The other kitten is black with silver long guardhairs and has garnered the name Angus Mc Kitty and is an odd outdoor kitty... he insists on a cat box on the porch. Califia sent her fixed longhaired outdoor siamese type up here due to a BAD tom who was beating her up horribly so I also have Lura here now. So I went from 2 cats to 4 cats to 5 again in less then 2 weeks.... the boys will have to go get fixed when they are big enough!  King has claimed little monster as his protoge. He is teaching him how to be a pain!!! Gotta love it!

Well back to doing what I do! TRF is getting closer! I need to air out my garb!!! Cat
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on September 02, 2008, 07:41:51 AM
 I had an attcack of computer nargles this weekend. I think I have banished them???
 Tachi is still sneezing and stuffy- but eating. He goes back to the Vet tomorrow.
 Busy getting ready to Vend at Serendipity Haven this weekend! I have lots of nice things!
 Hope you can make it Eloquent!
 Off to preside over Garden Club this AM. Fun to hear about your Kitties, Cat.
 MSG does horrible things to me. I always check for it. Makes me VERY sick.
 More Anon!
Doing the happy dance- fair starts soon!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: eloquentXI on September 02, 2008, 11:04:14 PM
Change of plans- I will be seeing you this coming Saturday! Huzzah!
Very excited to see you!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on September 03, 2008, 06:44:20 AM
 Huzzah! That is great news! I am busy getting everything ready to vend! See you Sat! Faire soon! Huzzah!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on September 03, 2008, 01:36:59 PM
 Back from the Vet. Tachi is stuffy and taking more pills- poor kitty- but has gained an ounce since last week and is better!
 I had friends come over to help me muck out the pond. Got a lot of overgrown water plants out. I look like the Creature From the Black Lagoon and I am beat. I have a lot of water plants to re-pot- but will do it on the morrow in the cool of the morn. The Royal Fishies now have more room to swim!
 Glad the vet and the pond jobs are done.
 Onward to Serendipity Haven!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on September 05, 2008, 02:12:26 PM
 The MeowMobile has turned into a van!POOF!( Not really! I am a great wizard to get in as much stuff as I have! Wands- BIG STaffs, 2 tables, a chair, table covers, 2 jewellry cases and lots more! Whew! That was not easy! For those that don't know the Meowmobile is a Mustang!
 Ready to vend at Serendipity Haven on the Morrow. Busy getting ready for that so not much time here! Alas! I will catch up Anon!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Trillium on September 05, 2008, 02:21:11 PM
Good luck, Bonnie!  Have fun!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: wyckdblyss on September 05, 2008, 02:27:55 PM
Good luck Queen Bonnie! I am hoping to make a trip to Serendipity before it closes (no promises as I am saving money for a much needed vehicle). Hopefully I will make it out, if not I will definately be looking for you @ TRF!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on September 05, 2008, 06:18:08 PM
 Hugs Trill and Wyckdblyss!
 Ready to go on the morrow!
 Hopefully after this I can catch up on posts! Making all the things to vend has kept me busy! I still need a Sorcerer's apprentice! LOL!
More anon!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Taffy Saltwater on September 07, 2008, 06:24:21 PM
Hope you had a very successful weekend, mine Queen, and that you and Tachi are back in the pink.  Fins UP!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on September 08, 2008, 07:24:25 AM
 I am very tired- but it was a good weekend! I survived my first weekend as a vendor! It is a big challenge doing this by myself. I sold a few things and actually came out ahead. I managed to get all my wares in the MeowMobile- I used the BIG wand! LOL!
 I have a great booth space near the stage and the pub! . I loved all the entertainment! This is a great site and the faire may be small but it rocks! The music never stopped! I sang on Saturday and danced too.
 Tachi is in my lap now. He worries when I put on my garb- it usually is a long weekend. I think the cats were happy I was home at night.
 
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on September 10, 2008, 08:42:04 AM
Congrads Bonnie! Glad to hear it went well!!!! Our cat herd is all doing well.... Cat
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on September 10, 2008, 05:17:12 PM
 More problems with nargles! My picture has gone off the forum??? No idea how to restore it?? I even tried a new photo?? DB is stumped too. Help!Wonder if it is photobucket?? I checked and all seems Ok on that end.
 I hate not having a picture up.
 Busy working on things for faire- but the weekend is not looking good with Hurricane Ike approaching.Drat.
 More anon!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: dbaldock on September 10, 2008, 07:01:10 PM
I think photobucket changed something not too long ago --- where you have to declare the album as being "public" if you're linking to photos in it from a forum like this.

Take Care,
David Baldock
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on September 10, 2008, 08:25:17 PM
 Ok I will check it out! It linked to myspace ok. Thanks David!I hope that works!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on September 10, 2008, 08:33:29 PM
 I made my Photobucket account public but the picture still does not show up. Still need HELP! I hate not having a picture on.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Anna Iram on September 10, 2008, 08:41:35 PM
Yeah, Photobucket made some changes. I copy/pasted a link as I always do to some pics and ended up sending my entire bucket to someone. NOT what I had planned....grrrr

What link did you copy/ paste Bonnie? The bottom link?
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on September 10, 2008, 09:42:11 PM
 My picture went off this AM. I just typed in my photobucker url-in my profile like I usually do. I did not copy paste. I don't know how to do that.I did a system restore. All my pictures went off on this site.
 What link should I use??? This is driving me crazy!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on September 10, 2008, 09:56:10 PM
 I fixed it! Whew! That was not easy. Now all the rest of my pictures need fixing too. I guess photobucket changed something big time.
 Well that is ONE problem solved. Now on to Hurricane IKE. Battening down the hatches tomorrow. Serendipity Haven is called off for this weekend.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Anna Iram on September 10, 2008, 10:00:34 PM
Find the picture you wish to use on you photobucket page. There will be four or five links listed below it. Each is desinged for a different type of forum/email etc. Click on the bottom link and it should pop up a little box next to the link saying Copied. If it doesn't say "copied" in a little box then hold down the left mouse button and scroll the mouse across what you wish to copy. The text will highlight and then keeping the mouse in place right click and a box will pop up with all sorts of options. Find "copy" on the list and click it. It will copy it. Then find where you want to paste the link. Point the mouse icon and right click. Same box will pop up. Now click "paste" It should paste the link into place.

If this doesn't work call me. I'll ren mail you my number. :)


Ah I see you got it. I'll leave this if you want or delete as it looks like you've figured it out. Just let me know. :)
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on September 10, 2008, 10:02:30 PM
 I did it! We must have posted at the same time! Thanks Anna! Hugs!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Anna Iram on September 10, 2008, 10:04:38 PM
Not a problem. Been there. :)
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Lady Nicolette on September 11, 2008, 06:37:12 AM
Thanks, Anna!  I like to see Queen Bonnie's pretty face!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on September 11, 2008, 08:54:50 AM
 Hugs Anna and thanks Lady Nicolette! I love that picture that Eloquent took of me last Sat at Serendipity Haven! She is a very talented photographer!
 Now getting Meow Manor ready to withstand the hurricane. It is headed straight for us!
 I will try some weather spells- but I think hurricanes are just too big.Even for my biggest wand!
 I have candles and oil lamps and cat food and dragon food. The fish and the moat monster should be OK.Now for the monumental task of moving my plants that might blow over and pool furniture.
 I hope all in the path stay safe- and my evil pirate twin will see you at Serendipity Haven on the 20th!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Anna Iram on September 11, 2008, 08:11:19 PM
Yes, be prepared for power outages and lot's of rain. I suggest lot's of rum. :)

Hurricanes stink. Bah!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on September 12, 2008, 08:41:54 AM
 My Evil Twin Sister has rum! I have plenty of scotch and wine! I have fresh catnip for the Royal Felines.
 Moving in outdoor furniture today. Doing what I can.  I need a big strong MAN to help. My levitating spells are getting weaker!LOL! Some of this stuff is HEAVY!
 I am worried about Galveston. I hope the damage will not be as bad as they think.
YES. Hurricanes stink!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Anna Iram on September 12, 2008, 09:46:51 AM
I need a big strong man too Bonnie. Hurricane or no.  ;D

Looks like you'll at least be on the "better" side of Ike. Winds and rain, but not that really hard punch from the upper right side.

By the way, that is a nice pic of you. She has a good eye.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on September 12, 2008, 01:14:41 PM
 I borrowed a big strong man to help me with stuff I could not lift.I had him take down the 2 monster Macho hanging ferns on my porch and move the heavy pool furniture. I love the guys in garden club- all married- but very helpful!
 Lets go on a man hunt Anna! LOL!
 The hatches here are all battened down- as my evil twin likes to say. Not more I can do except say a few spells that the damage is not bad and all stay safe!  Now I will have a glass of wine and see what my crystal ball has to say.
 Answer uncertain- ask again later.
 More anon!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on September 12, 2008, 07:58:32 PM
Gosh we had to more the parrot hoard on to the porch, move furniture and cages... tried to think of every odd thing on the place that could blow around.... and I am dead sure we missed a bunch.  Noticed the winds are building here as I type.  I hope we get rain out of this!!! We moved the broodmares and my gelding into the big pasture and Deuce into his pen. I am working on anti hurricane spells and all but these are just too big... what happened to the little ones!!! I like little ones better! Cat
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Rani Zemirah on September 13, 2008, 06:15:49 AM
My Dear Queen Bonnie,

I am afraid that Ike may be my fault. We get so very parched up here in Northern Ansteorra, and sometimes my patience deserts me and I call the rain with an urgency that can.... whip things up a bit! I will try to restrain myself in future, and I have sent a spell of protection your way, although I'm not sure exactly where you are.

I fear that weather magic can be unpredictable at best, and I feel it may be wiser to relocate myself to a more hospitable clime, but family and finances prevent it at this time.

I do apologize for any damage, and would wish for an introduction that did not also necessitate an apology! Perhaps my small vitsa will be able to call on you at Scarborough one day. I look forward to getting to know you in the future!

Blessings,
Rani Zemirah
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on September 13, 2008, 09:22:31 AM
 All the weather spells have protected Meow Manor. All is welll here. I do fear for our friends in Houston and Galveston though. I hear the power is out there!
 No rain here- yet and we sure do need it.
 I hope all your critters are OK, Cat. You are in my thoughts. Greetings and welcome Rani!
 Weather spells are unpredictable and often exhausting! I look forward to meeting at Scarby!
 I reside east of Austin.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: dbaldock on September 13, 2008, 09:29:12 AM
Queen Bonnie,

It appears your spell may have stopped the rains over in Lee County (Giddings area), since the Austin TV weather forecasters are saying it may not even rain here after all.  In McDade, there are some light gusty winds - not even as much as a Summer Thunderstorm.

Take Care,
David Baldock
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Drouzin on September 13, 2008, 11:21:51 AM
Sending well wishes and happy thoughts to Queen Bonnie and those affected by Ike. :)
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on September 13, 2008, 12:28:21 PM
 We need the rain! I did not mean to stop that part. Too much tail of Newt? LOL!
  Glad you are safe David! Hugs to Lynn and Paul!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Rani Zemirah on September 13, 2008, 02:20:57 PM
I am so glad you are safe, Madame! I thank you for your kind welcome. I often find weather work more exhilarating than I think it should really be, considering the occasional consequence. Calling weather, at any rate... dispersing it can indeed be quite exhausting! I slept until noon today!! Of course, I did not fall into sleep until there was light on the horizon, but I still feel sluggish and drained. I will try to be more careful next time!

My name is actually Zemirah, with Rani being a Roma honorific, meaning Lady. You may address me in whatever manner you wish, however, and I will count myself fortunate that you address me at all! I witness the esteem and affection with which your subjects regard you, and I am intrigued to acquaint myself with those qualities which do inspire such devotion! I look forward to getting to know you in days to come.

I hope this day finds you well!

Blessings,
Zemirah
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: indigocenter on September 13, 2008, 03:39:19 PM
Ho Queen Bonnie.. I too drug in all the blow about items around..my helper mate had to travel Dallas way or I would have commissioned him to assist you in your labors.  And sign not a drop of rain and barely a puff of blow here.  Maybe a bit of salamander to the Ike mix!    :'(  Lynn
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on September 14, 2008, 10:14:55 AM
 I should have put croak of toad and hop of frog in the Ike mix! LOL.Perhaps the bottles got mixed up with spit of camel?
 Today is put it all back to normal day. I have everything back except the 2 monster hanging ferns and pool umbrella. I need to find a taller helping hand for those. Vertically challenged is sometimes a challenge indeed! Pond needed water and my poor roses!
 I am thankful we are all OK here- and can get easily back to normal.
 I also look forward to getting to know you Zemirah! Pretty name.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: dbaldock on September 14, 2008, 11:43:34 AM
Queen Bonnie,

Lynn and I will be over in Elgin this afternoon to eat some dinner.  We can stop by and help with getting the last few items put back in place at Meow Manor.  What time would work best for you?

Do you have a good, sturdy step-ladder?

Take Care,
David Baldock

BTW: It did rain just under 1/2" here in McDade last night.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Rani Zemirah on September 14, 2008, 12:39:20 PM
Your Majesty,

I am happy to hear that you are safe, and have not much work to put things right again. I do understand about vertical challenges, being not terribly ... err ... lengthy, myself! I am glad that you have so many willing subjects ready to come do your bidding, though. You must be a truly benevolent Monarch to have inspired such devotion and sincere affection throughout your realm.

I will check my "recipe" books to see if the camel spit could be the culprit. It sounds a likely candidate! Those pesky camels are always spitting somewhere they shouldn't!!  :P  We have, however, really been enjoying the rain and cooler weather here.

Thank you for the compliment, Majesty. Zemirah is a family name meaning "Joyous Melody". I also look forward to getting better acquainted with you, and your many fascinating subjects!

I hope you enjoy this beautiful day!

Blessings,
Rani Zemirah
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on September 14, 2008, 06:33:17 PM
 I shall keep my camels away from the potion room in the future!  With the impending storm all was in disarray here- for a few moments at least!
 I am sure that is what dried up the rain here. The house elves are moving the potions back to the Wizards tower. Lets see Amahl and Omar the camels, climb those steps! I think NOT!
 We have had a bit cooler weather here- but alas- no rain.
 I used a magick spell and managed to get the pool umbrella back in place- all by myself! Lord A would have been proud of me!  Now the Ferns present another problem to be overcome. Both I and the house elves are too short. I shall put my wizard's cap on.A solution will come to me anon!
 Setting a cooler spell in place for next weekend - for my evil pirate twin sister. Pirate weekend at Serendipity Haven! I sold her pirate beads- she had better sell my crystals and wands and staffs or I'll sic the moat monster, Squelch, on her!LOL! I bet she steals- er borrows my jewelry again too! Locking up the silverware!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Rani Zemirah on September 15, 2008, 12:54:21 AM
(heavy sigh)  Oh to be at Faire...

I have until April to wait, since the caravan cannot travel without feed for the horses and there is no Faire here until then. I try my best to banish this (r)envy of you fortunate souls, but I must confess to tinges of green in my vision each time I read that you all have so many weekends to enjoy the lanes. Our Faire lasts three days only, then it is all just counting until next year. Perhaps I will vend next season at another (semi-)local venue, that way I can enjoy myself, and feed the horses at the same time! Hmmmm....
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on September 18, 2008, 02:35:15 PM
 I have been busy creating things to  vend at Serendipity Haven. I love the creating- not so sure I love the selling- but time will tell. It has been cooler here so the Evil PirateTwin might be more comfortable. She always complains about the weather- even when my spells are PURRRFECT!  Looking forward to more faire! Then only a few weeks until TRF. I will be making merry there- not vending! Huzzah!
 Move to TX Zemirah! I know horses are way more expensive to feed than my Royal Felines! LOL! We have lots of faires- and more in the works!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Rani Zemirah on September 18, 2008, 04:29:18 PM
As much as I would love to attend your many wonderful Faires, Majesty, I fear your weather would soon melt me into a small puddle! I can barely tolerate the weather just to your north, and spend most of the summer (and some of the spring and fall) hiding from the heat, humidity and sun. The Kingdom of Colorado has more my type of climate, but I have elderly grandparents and a young daughter who need as much family time as I am able to give them, while we are all still present on this plane of existence.

Horses are indeed expensive to feed, especially in today's marketplace! Mine seem doubly cursed, as well, and I fear may have contracted Plague! They currently suppurate foul black fluid from below, and I fear may needs be put down, or at least suffer a visit to the local Chirurgeon (who surely shall leave me fit for naught but debtor's prison!).

Perhaps I will be able to visit your fair Faire someday. I will certainly contrive to make it so at some future time! A leisurely stroll of the Lanes with your sublime self sounds a lovely way to while away the afternoon! Anon, my Queen.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Var Greyshadow on September 18, 2008, 04:47:43 PM
You'll have to plan for the end of TRF or the beginning of Scarby, Zemirah - it's cooler then!  We even had snow on opening day of Scarby 2007.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Rani Zemirah on September 18, 2008, 05:32:20 PM
Sounds lovely! I've been busy planning (and purchasing materials for) cooler weather garb the last few weeks. Would love to actually be able to wear a cloak, at least in the morning or evening. I have some leather and lovely brocades that I've been itching to dig a needle into, as well.

Now if I can just get the "horses" healthy and fed... as I would hate for them to keel over and die on the side of the high road!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on September 20, 2008, 10:26:00 PM
AHHHH We survived IKE... 6 days of no power... 4 days of no phones.(even the cell tower was down!).... and worse the 16 horses needing water! We had to share one magical Generation device between 3 castles... running it for a few hours each to keep the magical Freezers charged and frozen! And an hour on High power to run the wells so we could collect water for our castles plumbing and the horses.  Made for a hair raising few days! After 4.5 days we finally got another 2 power generation items... amazing the magic avalible to wizards these days.

The day before the storm my arabian race gelding got snake bit, the 2 yr old filly with the cut leg torn down the fences in her pen and had to be moved. We have yet to get all the limbs and trees cut off the electric wires... UGGHH a spell I need an instant cleaning up spell!!!

But we were truly lucky that we were safe and sound in our new castle! 

Bonnie, I can hardly wait to see you at fair! AHHHH I am ready now! Cat
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: PurpleDragon on September 22, 2008, 09:23:01 AM
HA... We STILL HAVE NO POWER!!!!!!!!!!!!  Blasted Centerpoint beast, it dares to taunt this Dragon without power..
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Yrose on September 22, 2008, 11:08:24 AM
PD, don't feel alone, I still have no power too..... >:(
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Var Greyshadow on September 22, 2008, 12:21:40 PM
No power group hug!  We don't have it yet either. 

Queen Boinnie, can you do some sort of spell to get the elctrons flowing again?
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on September 22, 2008, 10:21:44 PM
Queen Bonnie,
I think a POWERFUL spell is in order to restore the magical lights to the rest of the kingdom!  I feel REALLY very lucky that we only lost it for 5.5 days! Gosh I feel bad you all are still without. Camping as a way of life is really rough!!! I missed my "puter and phones most! Well the horses are all back in there pens.... YEAH it only took my 74 yr old mom and I all day to get the fences back up and the guys wormed,shots and bandages(for the ones in need) and returned to their homes.... now all is back to normal on that end... but I still have much to do! Cat

PS on the flip side I bought 2 new fruit trees(if you are looking for them CHEEP hit the local Houston Garden Center) they are 70% off now!>>WOOHOO!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Rani Zemirah on September 22, 2008, 10:39:06 PM
I will send as much of my own personal power as I safely can to all in need in the Southern Kingdom. I hope you are all at least feeling very Rennie roughing it down there! Just imagine you are surrounded by other rennies in camp, and try and stock up on libations of choice (rum, scotch, Loki... water!) If possible, invite other rennies over to share in your "adventure". Set something small on fire in the yard (far away from other flammables) , and sit around and tell "remember when" stories about Faire's Past.

I wish I could offer more concrete assistance. I can only send prayers at the moment. I promise I will pray fiercely, however, and send as much healing energy as I possess.

Fare you well, my new friends!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on September 23, 2008, 07:30:47 AM
 Sending powerful spells that all will return to normal in Houston and Galveston and damaged areas- soon!  Fie on IKE!ZAPPPPP!!!***<<<<<
 Still recovering from Serendipity Haven!
 What a good time this past weekend!
 It was cool under the big oak trees and twas fun to see so many old friends. My Evil pirateTwin Womaned my booth and sold well. I am quite pleased. She is back out to sea- but will return for Pirate weekend at TRF. Hide your gold and rum! She returned my jewelry and MeowMobile before she left- so I might let her- Steal- er borrow them again.Pirates!
 She performed pirate Karoke and a few naughty ballads. I think she is as much of a ham as I am.
 I decided I will be vending at Serendipity Haven next March- I have a nice long time to work on more wands, Staffs and crystals! I am pleased that so many liked what I create!
 Glad I have a few weeks to rest up for TRF. See you all there!
 Now off to feed the Royal Felines!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on September 24, 2008, 09:30:59 PM
Well Thankee for yur kind spells and prayers... I have a cute joke about Hurricanes(and Himacanes,like IKE) to share. Perhaps it will make those down the south way feel better!!!!

Top Ten Reasons Hurricane Season Is Like Christmas:


Number Ten:
Decorating the house (with plywood).

Number Nine:
Dragging out boxes that haven't been used since last season.

Number Eight:
Last minute shopping in crowded stores.

Number Seven:
Regular TV shows pre-empted for 'Specials'.

Number Six:
Family coming to stay with you.

Number Five:
Family and friends from out of state calling you.

Number Four:
Buying food you don't normally buy . . . and in large quantities.

Number Three:
Days off from work.

Number Two:
Candles.

And the Number One reason Hurricane Season is like Christmas:
At some point you're probably going to have a tree in your house!

I would love to check out Serendipity next year..... Sounds FUNNNNN! Cat
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: PurpleDragon on September 25, 2008, 08:49:29 AM
You know you’re from the Gulf Coast when….

1. You have FEMA’s number on your speed dialer.
2. You have more than 100 ‘C’ and ‘D’ batteries in your kitchen drawer.
3. Your pantry contains more than 20 cans of Spaghetti O’s.
4. You are thinking of repainting your house to match the plywood covering your windows.
5. When describing your gutted house to a prospective buyer, you say it has three bedrooms, two baths and an open air feel to it.
6. Your SSN isn’t a secret, it’s written in Sharpie on your arms.
7. You are on a first-name basis with the cashier at Home Depot.
8. You are delighted to pay $3.50 for a gallon of regular unleaded.
9. The road leading to your house has been declared a No-Wake Zone.
10. You decide that your patio furniture looks better on the bottom of the pool.
11. You own more than three large coolers.
12. You can wish that other people get hit by a hurricane and not feel the least bit guilty about it.
13. You rationalize helping a friend board up by thinking It’ll only take a gallon of gas to get there and back
14. You have 2-liter coke bottles and milk jugs filled with water in your freezer.
15. Three months ago you couldn’t hang a shower curtain; today you can assemble a portable generator by candlelight.
16. You catch a 13-pound red fish - in your house.
17. You can recite from memory whole portions of your homeowner’s insurance policy.
18. You consider a vacation to stunning Tupelo, Mississippi.
19. At cocktail parties, women are attracted to the guy with the biggest chainsaw.
20. You have had tuna fish more than 5 days in a row.
21. There is a roll of tar paper in your garage.
22. You can rattle off the names of three or more meteorologists who work at the Weather Channel.
23. Someone comes to your door to tell you they found your roof.
24. Ice is a valid topic of conversation.
25. Your drive-thru meal consists of MRE’s and bottled water.
26. Relocating to South Dakota does not seem like such a crazy idea.
27. You spend more time on your roof than in your living room.
28. You’ve been laughed at over the phone by a roofer, fence builder or a tree worker.
29. A battery powered TV is considered a home entertainment center.
30. You don’t worry about relatives wanting to visit during the summer.
31. Your child’s first words are “hunker down!”
32. Having a tree in your living room does not necessarily mean its Christmas.
33. Toilet Paper is elevated to coin of the realm at the shelters.
34. You know the difference between the good side of a storm and the bad side.
35. Your kids start school in August and finish in July.
36. You go to work early and stay late just to enjoy the air conditioning.
37. Your garage smells like gasoline.
38. You’re more concerned about someone stealing your generator than your car.
39. You get excited when you see a bucket truck in your neighborhood.
40. You get really excited when you see the cable guy.
41. Adults chase power company trucks with greater enthusiasm than a 6 year old flagging down an ice cream truck.
42. You can create memorable meals wit h a can of SPAM and one gas burner.
43. Waiting in line at Starbucks for 2 hours to get a cup of coffee seems perfectly reasonable.

 

 
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Trillium on September 25, 2008, 08:58:09 AM
That has been officially stolen!!! ;D
Too funny...
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on September 26, 2008, 09:07:11 AM
 Huzzah to rennies who can find humor and laugh in the face of disaster! Too funny!
 Hugs to all!
 
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on October 01, 2008, 11:24:02 AM
 Busy time here with TRF drawing near. I have been busy getting the MeowMobile ready for the trip. Monday I had a recall on my tire valve stems- so had to Trek to Discount Tire in Bastrop to get that fixed. The also rotated the tires? I thought tires rotated all the time anyway? LOL!
 Today getting the headlights de fogged and unclouded. I bought a kit and was doing it myself- but the results were not the perfection I strive for- so my Royal Body shop has the car today.
 Tachi is ailing and my Vet said to give him canned pumpkin with his chicken babyfood. Tachi actually ate it. He is a Wizard's kitty!
 On to get organized for TRF. Getting out garb! Happy times ahead!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: RenRobin on October 01, 2008, 12:19:25 PM
Busy time here with TRF drawing near. I have been busy getting the MeowMobile ready for the trip. Monday I had a recall on my tire valve stems- so had to Trek to Discount Tire in Bastrop to get that fixed. The also rotated the tires? I thought tires rotated all the time anyway? LOL!
 Today getting the headlights de fogged and unclouded. I bought a kit and was doing it myself- but the results were not the perfection I strive for- so my Royal Body shop has the car today.
 Tachi is ailing and my Vet said to give him canned pumpkin with his chicken babyfood. Tachi actually ate it. He is a Wizard's kitty!
 On to get organized for TRF. Getting out garb! Happy times ahead!

My Queen, what does the pumpkin do?
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on October 01, 2008, 02:07:40 PM
 When you have a stopped up kitty it is supposed to help. I am being delicate!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Rani Zemirah on October 01, 2008, 04:53:16 PM
Majesty, I do hope Tachi's tummy is better today. I have never heard of the "pumpkin cure". Has it worked yet?

I would imagine everything down there is in an uproar getting ready for Faire. Are you in a happy whirl of anticipation? I can actually feel the excitement emanating from that region of the country as so many of you gear up for opening day! The last few days are always the most difficult to endure, I know, but they are also most full of the wiggly pleasure of impatience!!! I know you will all have a wonderful time!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: RenRobin on October 01, 2008, 05:05:24 PM
Ahhhh!  Gotcha! good to know.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on October 02, 2008, 02:40:16 PM
 Tachi was not doing well at all- so this AM I took him to the Royal Vet.
 I just got the news that he is diabetic and will need 2 shots every day.He also has thyriod disease which I have managed with 2 pills a day. I go to pick him up in 20 Minutes. At least it is not kidney failure. That is a relief.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: RenRobin on October 02, 2008, 05:21:39 PM
Oh Bonnie, I am so sorry to hear this news.  I will say a prayer for you and Tachi
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Rani Zemirah on October 03, 2008, 12:09:21 AM
Poor sweet baby... You are such a wonderful kitty mama, Majesty, I am sure Tachi knows just how much you love him. Sending warm, comforting energy to you both.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on October 03, 2008, 07:26:08 AM
 I am doing Ok giving Tachi his shots. The needle is so fine he does not even feel it. It helps that he is gentle and has a very sweet disposition. I think He feels better.He is in my lap purrring right now. This cat means a lot to me.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: KeeperoftheBar on October 03, 2008, 07:41:54 AM
My prayers and positive energy go to you and Tachi, My Queen.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on October 03, 2008, 09:40:42 AM
 Grammercy! Positive energy is always welcome! Tachi ans I need all we can get!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: eloquentXI on October 03, 2008, 11:44:03 AM
Sending warm thoughts and many a hug to you and Tachi, Bonnie.
I miss you very much and am so looking forward to seeing you next Saturday!
Huzzah for faire!
I hope Tachi starts to feel better!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on October 03, 2008, 02:42:40 PM
 I miss you too Eloquent! Thanks for the hugs!  I think Tachi is feeling better. No idea what to do about his shots while I am at TRF.
 Glad you will be there next Sat. I will not be at the POW for the parade. Friends are taking me to the Kings feast! I have never been! I am excited. Wondering what gown to wear! ???
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Element of Air on October 03, 2008, 11:48:52 PM
Ooo Queen Bonnie, the Kings Feast!? Congratulations! I have never been and well I don't when I will be able to with how much money it costs.

I am so very happy to hear that Tachi is doing better with his health. He is so lucky to have you and you him. I hope that he can pull through this. Sending More Positive Energy!


Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on October 04, 2008, 05:22:24 AM
 That is why Lord A and I never went to the Feast either. The cost.
 I am going to check in to seeing how much it costs to board Tachi at the vet. I may not be able to make all the faire weekends I had planned on- but I will be there for the first anyway.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on October 04, 2008, 07:24:45 AM
Bonnie,
Glad to hear your Tachi is doing better. I  finally had to put Wonton the Peke down. Steroids and Antibiotics would not keep the skin problem under control more than a day or two... he was a MESS! I know it was best but I still hate doing it! I will see you next Weekend!!!! I have to go out to site again... we are packing in all the RB goodies and setting up! UGHHH hard work! Cat
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on October 04, 2008, 08:28:10 AM
 Boarding at the vet is expensive- but I see no other alternative. No other way to get him his shots and pills. I will have to crunch numbers and see what  faire weekends I will give up.
 I have no problem giving Tachi his shots-and he does not even seem to feel them- but hope they help. He has so much wrong with him. Thyroid diearas and now diabetes.
I am feeling down about this today.
 So sorry about Won Ton . That is never an easy decision.
 See you soon Cat!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: RenRobin on October 07, 2008, 01:04:11 PM
Queen Bonnie,
What about taking Tachi with you in a cat carrier and keeping him in your hotel?  Leave the do not disturb hanger on the door knob and no one would be the wiser.  Bring one of the disposable kitty litter boxes that they sell at Pets Mart and bring his food and water and meds and you can take care of him still with no extra cost of boarding.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on October 07, 2008, 02:14:50 PM
 I had thought of that- and I would rather have him with me- but I check out Sunday AM and go to TRF most of the day. I can't leave him in the car all day- more $$$ to pay for the motel room for an extra day, than the Vet. He will be monitered and safe at my Vet and they love him.
 Life gets interesting. I will take things one weekend at a time.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on October 08, 2008, 07:36:29 PM
You should have gotten with me... I have the library setup with a bed and all and it would be no problem for you and your kitty to camp here!  I am supposing he would not be unhappy in a room with a bed,camelback sofa and victrola.   If you ever need to camp here PLEASE let me know!!! I will renmail you my phone!!!! Cat
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on October 09, 2008, 09:00:08 AM
 Thanks Cat and Hugs! I will see how he does at the vet this weekend- then go from there. So nice of you to offer.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on October 10, 2008, 11:35:14 AM
 Getting ready to leave this afternoon for TRF- .
 I will see you at Faire tomorrow Cat!
 The weather is beautiful and I am actually looking forward to the drive.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Element of Air on October 10, 2008, 11:53:11 AM
Yay! May your Travels be safe and speedy to Fair Queen Bonnie!

I will see you there on the morrow!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on October 10, 2008, 12:40:14 PM
 It will be great to see you element of Air!! May you also have a safe journey!
 Till the morrow!
Hugs
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on October 13, 2008, 12:39:42 PM
 What a wonderous weekend at TRF!!! I NEEDED that! There was way too much reality in my life! Faire revives me! So great to see so many friends and get and give so many hugs and  TRF seems like home coming!
 Sorry I missed the meet and greet on Sat- but the Kings Feast was worth it! All I could think of was how much Lord A would have enjoyed it! Prime Rib was his favorite! I think he was with me in spirit!
 I was pleased with my weather spell! No rain. A tad humid but bearable- at least I was not uncomfortable.
 I enjoyed the changes in the TRF cast- but miss those who are not there. Loved the Transylvanian court! Why do I feel I fit right in there? LOL!
 The Royal felines behaved very well in my absence and Tachi ate at the Vet and did OK. He is on my lap now and very happy to be home. Yoshi kissed him all over this AM when I got him out of the carrier.  Now to get ready for next weekend! My favorite- Fantasy Weekend! Perchance I shall find a wizard? Getting out my Wizard Wanted sign!Hope it works this year!
 
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on October 13, 2008, 10:01:04 PM
Bonnie,
I am SOOOOO excited to have you stay at the dragons den here in Navasota!!!!  I am planning to clean house in a major way can't have my queen staying in an unpacked box house!! So I am planning to unpack some and hide the rest.... someday we will be finished unpacking...maybe!!! Too many other things to do!!!! But I made my son clean his bathroom so you can safely enter it!!!! Cat
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on October 14, 2008, 04:16:04 PM
 I thank you and your son too Cat! No need to go to any extra trouble for me. I am happy to have a place to stay for faire! I can't wait to see your home and meet your animals! Hugs!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Sir Martin on October 15, 2008, 03:50:17 PM
It was great to see you again this past weekend, my Queen!  Sorry to have snuck up on you while you were watching a performance, but I didn't know if I'd encounter you again that day.  Glad you are well and I look forward to visiting again in future weeks. 
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on October 15, 2008, 05:04:27 PM
 Good to see you too Sir Martin! I am always happy to greet a friend no matter what I am doing! It is good to catch me when you can- I don't stay put in one place very long! LOL! See you again soon!
 Rain and cooler today. I am whipping up a wonderous weather spell for the weekend!  My magick box was again beset by nargles. I hope I can find the right spell to banish them! ZAPPP!<<<<<
 Today I painted a gourd to carry my potions in! I am pleased with how it turned out! Very magical!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on October 16, 2008, 05:42:07 PM
 Getting ready for another trip to TRF. The Meowmobile is half packed.  Looking like my weather spells are really working this weekend!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Rani Zemirah on October 16, 2008, 05:45:44 PM
I'll be sending fair weather wishes, also, Majesty! I'm sure you will have a wonderful time!!!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on October 17, 2008, 10:06:52 AM
 The weather spell came out purrrfectly this weekend! Tis looking great!  Cool is nice for a change!
 Grammercy!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Anna Iram on October 17, 2008, 10:11:37 AM
Have a wonderful faire weekend Bonnie. :)
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on October 17, 2008, 12:13:44 PM
 Hugs Anna! Any time at faire is wonderful!  I wish you could be there too! Remember the fun we had together at TRF a few years ago?
 I love it so much!
 Packing nearly done. Batman is IN and not happy- but he is safer. I take my Tachi to the Vet- then I am AWAY!
 More anon!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: eloquentXI on October 18, 2008, 10:17:25 AM
Have a great weekend, Bonnie! I so wish I was there again this weekend but when faire is so far away for me, I must pick and choose when I go. I will be bringing Capn Faye Culter with me, as she's flying into Dallas and I'm picking her up on the way to faire next Friday.

Enjoy faire and sing a bawdy song for me and I look forward to seeing you again at All Hallows Eve! :)
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on October 22, 2008, 07:07:40 AM
 Getting ready for All Hallows eve!
 TRF is too much fun! Made even more fun by staying with my renn fairmily-C. Dragonworks! Hugs!
 I am so lucky to have such great friends!
 Tachi is doing better. His glucose was too low  on Monday when I picked him up at the Vet. He had fluids and a reduced insulin dose. He seems to be feeling better. Eating more and purring more.
 I hope he is stabilised. Good to have my Familiar feeling better.
 Packing lots of black and orange for Halloween TRF weekend! My favorite holiday!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Element of Air on October 22, 2008, 10:34:20 AM
I am so pleased that Tatchi is doing better! I am trying to figure out what I want to wear this weekend. I am not sure.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on October 24, 2008, 07:39:17 AM
 The weather is cool and spooky for All Hallows weekend!
 Getting ready to leave for Cat's around noonish!
 Tachi is doing lots better. Even his coat looks better! I am encouraged- but I sure hate leaving him. TRF is the only event that could part me from my well loved kitty. I need faire and friends to keep my sanity- what little I have left! LOL!
 See you there!
 Whatever you wear  You will look lovely Element of Air!
 Hugs!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on October 27, 2008, 06:02:01 PM
 I survived Halloween weekend! I had fun at faire with so many friends there!
 Met a cute Gandalf- alas- he was married. Drat. Met another nice single man who does chain maile. Who knows?
 Got back to Cats about 9PM. I had several messages on the dratted much despised cell . My  Security system alarm went off while my friend was in feeding the Royal Felines! No idea why but It sure upset me, my friend and the cats! The security company is not being kind, courteous or helpful. I shall try another call on the morrow. I am not pleased or amused.
 Sunday I did not feel well. I went to faire hoping that I would feel better- but Alas. I made the meet and greet and left TRF around 1. I am better today. Tachi is doing OK- but his vet is unsure what is causing the Diabetes. Could be something really scary. Taking it one day at a time. Life has been interesting lately. Glad I have faire to escape to my happy place!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Anna Iram on October 27, 2008, 09:52:13 PM
aww Bonnie, I'm sorry you weren't feeling well while at faire. Glad to hear Tachi is doing better though.

Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on October 29, 2008, 07:42:39 AM
 This week I am fighting another infestation of Nargles!
My pond pump is going out. It works but is noisy. Luckily I have a fix it friend who is helping me pull the pond filter apart and fix that. Messy dirty smelly job. Nargles in the Security system and in the magick box too! ARRGGH! Working on anti nargle potions and spells! At least my weather spells seem to be going well this year!
 I shall stay home from TRF this weekend to deal with the Nargles and send my Evil Twin Sister, Capt Black Bonnie mac Fearsom to make merry with the pirates! Perhaps she will find another First Mate?  She is cute- in a scurvy sort of way.
 Tachi is doing OK.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Amras Elfwine on October 29, 2008, 10:11:55 AM
Bonnie Lass,
Wonderfull to hear that Tachi is doing well.
Keep those weather spells at full speed, theyre working beautifully here!

Your Amras
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: LadyElizabeth on October 29, 2008, 11:53:04 AM
I look forward to once again meeting your evil twin.  I hope you are successful in helping get those Nargles!!!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on October 29, 2008, 04:20:55 PM
 Tachi is doing Ok- so far. I love him so much. I hope he can continue to eat and enjoy life for a while longer.  he and I are so bonded.
 The Nargles are getting under control! More spells and potions needed to keep them at bay!
 My Evil Twin is looking forward to seeing you again, Lady Elizabeth!
 Watch out! She only gets on land 3 or 4 times a year. Yo Ho! and a bottle of scotch! LOL!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on October 30, 2008, 08:10:55 PM
 Queen Bonnie 13- Nargles 5. I am vanquishing the Nargles- with a little help from my friends! The pond waterfall is now splashing and clean. Not just a sluggish trickle! Huzzah!
 I am still on the Nargle warpath!
 Evil twin is here and has stowed her gear in the MeowMobile!Pirates have so much gear!!! YIKES!  She will be pillaging at TRF this weekend!  Beware! Hide the Scotch!And the older single pirate laddies too!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on October 31, 2008, 01:12:40 PM
OH I am so ready for the pirate twin! I have made new garb for your favorite pirate lad.... and meself will be capt'n the Grey Owl openly this weekend.... do hope this be not a trap to get us pirates! I would hate to be swinging.... Cat
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on November 03, 2008, 02:15:09 PM
 My Evil PirateTwin Sister had a wonderful time at TRF- You can probably tell from the pictures of her- if anyone posts them!
 She returned my Meowmobile- it needs a wash and my jewelry and taunted me. SHeE won tickets to TRF next year.2nd place in the costume contest on Sunday! Thankfully there were no babies in that contest!  I shall have to do a spell to get a few tickets from her. She was so happy she was dancing with 400 lbs of C.O.B that she always wears! LOL she has sailed away- but I am sure she will return if there is Booty afoot! Alas- she had no luck finding a first mate.
 Tachi is doing Ok. Happy to be home and the Nargle problem is getting under control- but I am sure tired.
 My Evil twin had a Lovely time with Cat and her pirate laddie! HUGS!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: LadyElizabeth on November 03, 2008, 02:25:13 PM
HUZZAH and congrats on the tickets!!!  I thought they were totally against giving tickets to the long standing rennies, but your twin proved me wrong!  I'm so very happy for you!

It was absolutely wonderful to meet your pirate twin and chat with her a bit...  She truly is the "devilishly" attractive side of you... hehe...  I'll post the pics once I download them.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on November 03, 2008, 05:26:15 PM
 My evil twin did something evil to all the babies on Sunday! LOL. She had help. No Babies in the contest Sunday!
( A Baby won on Sat!)  Now I will have to confiscate tickets from HER- instead of her liberating them from me!  Perhaps her persistance paid off?? Who knows? You should try again!!!!
 She had great fun playing with you and your Twin Sister and friends! Huzzah for Twins! I can't wait to see the pictures! I want to see what she was up to!- or do I???
  Alas! She had not yet found a first mate! But right now- she cares not!
 See you soon! When will you next be out?
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: LadyElizabeth on November 04, 2008, 08:42:49 AM
We will be at LARF this weekend, but back at TRF next weekend and all subsequent weekends until the end of fest!  See you out there then!!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: PurpleDragon on November 04, 2008, 09:25:32 AM
Oh, dear Queen Bonnie... While 'twas wonderous to see your evil twin sister this weekend, I await your return to New Market Village. 

As to the tickets, you need only tell her that she can either give you the tickets or you shall turn her into the royal guards under the charges of piracy.  That should loosen her grip a bit.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on November 04, 2008, 01:17:44 PM
 I shall be there this coming weekend!
 Royal Guards? My evil Twin will probably make them all members of her crew! She can be charming- when she chooses! LOL! I will find a way to get some of those tickets!  She would not enjoy a  pirate ship with glitter and a crew of elves and fae!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Trillium on November 04, 2008, 01:26:46 PM
You know my faerie dust is always at your service!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on November 04, 2008, 03:00:17 PM
 Hugs Trill! We magical people will fix my Evil Pirate Twin. LOL! Fairy dust AND Wizard spells! Those tickets are as good as mine!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Var Greyshadow on November 04, 2008, 04:42:31 PM
You could threaten to turn her into a bilge rat and have Mr. Scurvy get the tickets.  I doubt she'd like that.  Or threaten to turn the Scotch into water!  :o

She doesn't have a chance!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on November 06, 2008, 02:36:05 PM
 Scotch into water? Those tickets are mine!  My evil twin does not stand a chance! Piracy Vs Magick? I win!
 Getting ready for another TRF weekend! My weather spells and potions are working very well! I am most pleased!
 Tachi is eating and doing OK.
 Busy time here at Meow Manor!
 See you soon, Cat and Var and all R/Fers!!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on November 07, 2008, 09:42:38 AM
 The MeowMobile is packed. Heading out in a bit for Navasota! Looking like a glorious TRf weekend!  Very pleased with my weather spells so far for TRF weekends!
 See you there!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: eloquentXI on November 07, 2008, 09:54:04 AM
Have safe travels and give everyone a hug for me! I'll just be there in spirit this weekend. But I'm making the journey down for Highland Fling next weekend so, as always, I greatly look forward to seeing you!  :)
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on November 07, 2008, 11:14:52 AM
  HUGS  Eloquent!Will do! Great to see you next weekend! Why does faire time go by SOO Fast??
I am off!
 more Anon when I return!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Element of Air on November 07, 2008, 11:29:40 AM
Oh I am so excited! I made some new garb for this weekend for myself and Chris. I will be leaving in about 3 hours after I get off work at 2pm. YAY! I hope to see you soon Queen Bonnie!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Amras Elfwine on November 07, 2008, 11:32:51 AM
Bonnie, the Elfwines will be there tomorrow, probably a bit after noon...and we will be there Sunday as well.
Can't wait to meet as many of you good Texans as possible!


Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on November 10, 2008, 06:21:47 AM
 I had a lovely time with Amras and Lady Elfwine and met Blushing again too. Many from the Forum were at TRF this weekend.  The weather at TRF was perfection! I am most pleased with my weather spells so far.
It was such a grand time- the theme this past weekend was Roman Bacchnale. I did meet Senator Pompous Gluteas Maximus! LOL!
 Alas. While backing out at Cat's early Sunday AM- a fence post jumped out right behind the Meow Mobile! I hate the sound of Crunch to start my day! I did in the taillight lens! I feel like such a dope. Needing a designated driver- so I never do crunch again. Now dealing with finding a replacement- Huzzah for online auto parts!
 Also feel achy and stuffy this AM. I am mixing potions so I don't catch the nasty bug- TRF plague ? that seems to be going around! I don't want to miss  TRF Highland weekend!
  Doing all in my power to stay well. The Royal felines are playing Nurse!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Var Greyshadow on November 10, 2008, 07:06:04 AM
Oh, dear - not the TRF plague!  I have to admit my nose would not stop running yesterday and I'm still a bit stuffy today.  However, I think mine may be more attributed to the Pollen Faery or Mold Faery than the plague.  I do hope yours turns out to be the same!

So sorry about the Meowmobile!  If you and Cat leave at the same time, she should probably go out first and then stand and guide you out.  Fie on sneaky fenceposts!!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Amras Elfwine on November 10, 2008, 10:10:18 AM
The Elfwine camp had a marvelous time this weekend, and appreciates the hospitality shown us by the Queen, Var, Sir Edward de Johns, the elusive Botch...indeed, everyone we met this weekend made us feel very "at home".

I was able to be Bonnie's "Scotsman" during her rendering of the song at the Prince of Wales, pay witness to the dubbing, by the Queen, of  Var as Knight Commander of Squirrels, feature my Maryland buddy Scotsman, via cell phone during Tartanic's early morning show, purchase excellent fragance from Sir Edward at Majika's (if you have not yet sampled the scent "Lord Ambrosious", please do so, it is exquisite!)...the experienes were too numerous to cover here...

TRF is not only big, but its got qualit to go with its quantitiy, and we look forward to many returns in the future.

Majesty, thanks again for the welcome!

Oh, and we gave a squirrel blessing to the Meow Mobile on the way out of the gate last night...hope it helps!

Your Humble Amras
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on November 10, 2008, 05:29:50 PM
 Hugs to Amras! Twas wonderous to have you and your Lady visit TRF!  Such fun! You both are always welcome!
 The Royal Body shop will fix the MeowMobile- yet again. I need frequent crasher miles?LOL! I think the Squirrel Blessing did help! Poor MeowMobile. It deserves a better driver than me.
 Doing battle with the TRF plague. Many potions and herbal remedies have been consumed. We shall see who wins on the morrow! I don't want to miss Highland weekend!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on November 12, 2008, 01:24:40 PM
 Still doing battle with the TRF plague. I feel achy and flaky and hope I am better by Friday. When I am ill my eyesight gets worse- and that is very bad.Not up to driving when I feel like this. Don't need any more Crash noises!
 I made a wee Scots outfit for MacTachi2. Hope he gets to show it off this Sat. Still consuming potions! Mayhap this evening I shall try lord A's cure all. Go to bed and place a hat on the bedpost. Drink Scotch until you see 3 hats and you are cured- or you are too happy to care!LOL!
 
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: knarlyknot on November 12, 2008, 03:06:13 PM
Oh, our poor Queen, I do hope you feel better by this weekend.  Much love and healing energy coming your way.  {{{HUGS}}}
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on November 12, 2008, 10:30:52 PM
Bonnie,
I have to agree with Lord A's cure.... and if by chance in the morning there are 3 hats...you have gained 2 more hats!<G> ain't magic great!

I am still not quite cured of the plague either... seems like I get better then worse. But I am still battling it! I refuse to give in to it! You will feel better by Fri... Magic can take care of anything!!! The geese are to be caught and readied for Thanksgiving next week. I may do oyster/pecan stuffing on one of them!!! just 2 weeks till eat day!Cat
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: PurpleDragon on November 13, 2008, 07:17:02 AM
~makes a mental not of Lord A's cureall~  Must remember to try that one next time.  Now off to find a bed post since my bed has not any of its own. ;)
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on November 13, 2008, 11:28:02 AM
 If there is no bed post- improvise! Just hang your hat on a nail on the wall! If you see 3 different hats- it really is magical!
 Alas! Still achy and flaky and shaky today. Fie and drat.  Lets see! I shall try for a wizard hat, a pirate hat and a Scots tam! Still fighting the plague!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Amras Elfwine on November 14, 2008, 09:24:54 AM
I shall endeavor to be seeing at least 2 hats by in the morning!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on November 14, 2008, 10:31:32 AM
 Alas! Still feeling like something the cat would not bother dragging in. Sad to say I had better stay home and get over this TRF plague. Smart- but no fun at all.  Mac Tachi will have to get his debut a week later at the Barbarian invasion!
 Feeling down in the dumps today.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: DonaCatalina on November 14, 2008, 10:36:16 AM
I certainly hope you're better by closing weekend.
Sending healing thoughts your way!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on November 14, 2008, 11:25:26 AM
 If I am not better by Monday I am going to the Royal Physician! It nearly kills me to miss faire.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: dbaldock on November 14, 2008, 11:44:21 AM
Queen Bonnie,

Do you think you'll feel well enough for a meal at Morelia's or City Cafe, if you're in Elgin this weekend?

Take Care,
David Baldock
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on November 14, 2008, 04:27:52 PM
 No Idea! I am home this weekend. Feeling achy and not great- but might feel like eating. I will renn mail my phone number. Give me a call. Just not up to driving anywhere. My vision is down to nothing.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: dbaldock on November 15, 2008, 12:08:52 AM
Then I guess that means:  House Party At Queen Bonnie's!!!  (Just Kidding.  ;D )


We'll call tomorrow, to arrange meeting you somewhere in Elgin.


Take Care,
David Baldock
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Anna Iram on November 15, 2008, 07:33:15 AM
I'm putting on *my* wizard hat and sending you healing magic. It simply won't do for you to miss anymore faire. Certainly I want to see you back to your merry self by Thanksgiving! We've merry making and dancing to attend to Bonnie! Hugs. :)
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on November 15, 2008, 08:51:29 AM
 I found some antibiotics that Lord A had. Started on those last PM. I think I am feeling better. Trying to anyway. I HATE missing any TRF time. I sure will do my best to return next weekend and Thanksgiving weekend! We di have some dancing to do Anna! What fun we had at Scarby!
 TRF watch out!
  LOL David! Happy to have a party here- when I feel better- and now I have nargles in my dratted ice maker. No ice is a catastrophy! Fie on Kitchen Aid!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: dbaldock on November 15, 2008, 09:07:27 PM
Bonnie,

Thanks for going to Dinner with us!  And, for the tour of Meow Manor.   You're a wonderful artist.   :o

Did your Ice Maker fill after we cleared the fill-line ice-clog?


Take Care,
David Baldock
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on November 16, 2008, 08:56:30 AM
 It was fun to get together again and sure lifted my spirits!
 Thanks for coming over.
 The ice maker worked for a while. It seems frozen up again. I should have watched what you did to it.I  turned the freezer temp up a bit. Hope that helps. I hate being with out ice. Thanks for trying. I am sure it needs a new filter too.
 I am feeling much better this AM. The potions are helping.
 We had a freeze here. Glad I got all my plants moved! Whew! Big job!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on November 16, 2008, 08:00:48 PM
Bonnie,
Be VERY glad you did not go out...It was WAY WAY too cold...I am still frozen!!! even rum could not stop it. Just hope being this cold does not bring me bad luck....seems the plague is STILL going around and my luck it will be different than the one I just cleared out!!! I avoided people who seemed even slightly ill!!! But this weekend was really not as much fun due to the cold... fewer in kilts and those that did had long capes so you could not see the kilt anyway!!! And is commando... nothing to tie the blue to!Cat
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on November 17, 2008, 12:52:34 PM
 That makes me feel a bit better Cat- but I hate missing any TRF. No way I could have driven. Friday I could not even drive to feed my friend's cats. I was too woozy to get behind a wheel!
 I hope you don't get feeling worse. Sending healing magick! POOF<<<<<!***!
 
 I am on the mend- but still very tired. TRF next weekend and Tachi 2 will wear his Scots outfit I made! I hope the Barbarians don't mind!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: LadyElizabeth on November 17, 2008, 04:15:58 PM
EVERYONE missed you this weekend!!  Some random people we met wandering around happened to ask if we knew you or knew where to find you....  They were both clearly rennies and said they'd been at TRF for years, but not on these forums at all.  We informed them you were sick and would be back next weekend.  They seemed very sad.  Sorry I can't remember their names, I'm bad at names!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on November 17, 2008, 05:44:34 PM
 Nice to know I was missed! I sure missed being there!  I am bad at names too. Thanks for letting me know Lady Elizabeth. Hopefully I will run into the mystery friends this weekend or next! TRF- or bust! Laying out garb already.  Now if my darned tail light would just come in. Grumble.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: dbaldock on November 17, 2008, 09:19:26 PM
...
Now if my darned tail light would just come in. ...

Queen Bonnie with Tail Lights ...

Now there's an interesting mental picture!  LOL!   ;D


Take Care,
David Baldock
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on November 18, 2008, 07:43:00 AM
LOL!! I agree! Funny!
 I meant the tail light for the MeowMobile! But you knew that David!
 By the way- the ice maker is working! Huzzah. Thank you for the help. I love ice!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Randal on November 18, 2008, 02:35:48 PM
Nice to know I was missed!
Yes, you were definitely missed. I asked Var about you when she stopped by to visit before going to see the "Antique Rogues Show." Glad to see you're feeling better.

Randal
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on November 18, 2008, 03:38:32 PM
I am glad you are feeling better. I am fine just still snuffly!!! I think that is my boss and his smoking though....  I seem to be healthy enough!!!! My mom is almost over the plague as well.... but when she gets sick she is a grouch...she hates being out of the loop!!!!

Glad your ice maker is working again... still working on and planning the next outfit for the doll contest...the challenge word is >Dolman<

Should be pretty...I got the fabric and I am refining the design! I also have many pieces of carpet scrap and such to build the giant Puddytat toy!!!  Need something to keep the demon cats busy!!!!  See you FRIDAY!!!!! Cat
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on November 18, 2008, 05:31:10 PM
 Thanks Randal- tis good to be missed at TRF- but better to be there!I sure missed you all last weekend! Sigh! Not much can keep me away from faire.
 I think the mold count is high today Cat.  Drat that Mold Troll! I think he is as bad as the Pollen Fairy!
 Dolman should be interesting. It is always fun to see what you create!I envision a jacket with dolman sleeves.
 I thought I was the giant Kitten toy!?LOL!
 Kittens love to attack various parts of my garb- especially my feather fans!
 Here Yoshi is happy to unlace my bodice for me! He is quite good at it! Siamese cats are talented.
 I will have to think of a special treat for poor Tachi. The Vet is closed Thanksgiving and Sunday- He will have to be boarded for 5 nights next week- Wed-Monday. Poor Baby!I need to cook him a turkey when I get home!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on November 19, 2008, 02:56:15 PM
There should be much good duck,chicken and goose to take him some yummy bits! We cleaned the geese,a rooster and a duck today for TG day. Man they were fat buggers! So anyway we have much good food to cook. I am making Mandarin orange stuffing for the duck and a pecan stuffing for the goose. Not sure what I will stuff the chicken with!Maybe an Oyster stuffing!  So many yummy possibilities. I can't wait!!! See you this weekend... then again next THURS! WOOOHOOOOOO!!!! Cat
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on November 19, 2008, 03:34:23 PM
 Wow Cat!  That is a lot of fowl! I LOVE duck- and chicken. I have never had goose!  Looking forward to Thanksgiving! I have a lot to be thankful for!. See you same time on Friday this week. 2 ish. Tachi will love a kitty bag. He is doing Ok. I think he has gained weight.
 Working on weather spells! Hoping my TRF plague germs did not mess up the potion. Supposed to rain HERE- but we need it! TRF does not! Back to stirring potions. More tail of newt I think? Any a few sapliglossis leaves?
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on November 19, 2008, 10:45:18 PM
Be sure to leave out Salamander... that is sure to bring rain!!! See what you can do about the COLD they say is coming...I HATE cold!!! I will freeze to death! Cat
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on November 20, 2008, 02:25:26 PM
 We are trying to leave out rain and cold!  No salamanders involved. In my weakened state- not sure how successful my potion will be this weekend- but I sure am trying!
 MeowMobile is half packed.I am happy to be TRFing again this weekend! See you soon Cat!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on November 21, 2008, 12:32:33 AM
See ya tomorrow!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on November 21, 2008, 06:58:46 AM
 Same time! I will back in- with help! I don't want to wipe out the Spyder or Greenman! LOL!
 BRR! Cold here this AM. See you soon!
 So happy to be going to TRF again. But wonder where the last 2 months have gone? When faire is on time flies!I can't believe this is the next to last weekend!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Yrose on November 21, 2008, 08:31:31 AM
I wanna come to your house! The fowl and exotic dressings just sound too good!

There should be much good duck,chicken and goose to take him some yummy bits! We cleaned the geese,a rooster and a duck today for TG day. Man they were fat buggers! So anyway we have much good food to cook. I am making Mandarin orange stuffing for the duck and a pecan stuffing for the goose. Not sure what I will stuff the chicken with!Maybe an Oyster stuffing!  So many yummy possibilities. I can't wait!!! See you this weekend... then again next THURS! WOOOHOOOOOO!!!! Cat
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on November 23, 2008, 10:51:32 PM
Well Bonnie it sure was a SLLLLOOOOWWWWW one for us. Seemed like no one came over to the booth... could have played games in the open section of it almost all day! Sure makes it drag when trapped and slow! But I still agree where did the last 7 weekends go???

So glad you will be here Thursday! YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! cat
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on November 24, 2008, 06:05:20 PM
 I am sure things will pick up on the final weekend. Hard when things are slow!
 I am most pleased with my weather spells so far.
 Apologies for the cold weekend I was sick. Hard to stir the potion cauldron when you are ill. It just does not work!
 Hoping for good weather next weekend- to make up for last year!
 I had a great time as usual. Met many old friends and made a few new ones!
 Alas! I lost my Hogwarts headmaster badge! Must have come unclipped during a hug? I have had no luck finding another on line. I will have to ask Professor Dumbledore for another.  Royal felines were happy I was back.
 Tachi is not happy at the Vet- but only one more weekend to go for him. TRF  time goes by way too fast!
 My tail light for the Meow Mobile SHOULD be in on the morrow. The wrong one came in last Friday. Sigh.
 See you Thursday for Thanksgiving Cat!  I am making Creamed onions with sherry and herbs and cranberry sauce with pecans, REAL  maple syrup and bourbon!
 I have so much to be thankful for! My friends here- my fairmily is what I am most thankful for!  BIG HUGS to all!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: eloquentXI on November 24, 2008, 08:18:08 PM
I'm sorry to hear that Tachi is unhappy but only one more weekend. Hope the Meow Mobile gets fixed up just right so you can travel safely to TRF for Closing Weekend. I so wish I could be there to see you before the closing of the season but alas, I will just have to come and see you if I make it to Austin over my Winter break. Enjoy a hot mulled wine for me at faire and be safe!  :-*
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on November 25, 2008, 07:34:01 AM
 Hugs! I hope my Tachi can do one more long weekend. He thinks I am putting him in prison. Poor kitty.
 Awaiting the call on my tail light. It works but is duct taped to the car. I will be happier when it is fixed.
 The Welcome mat is always out for you to visit, Eloquent! HUGS!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on November 25, 2008, 04:57:31 PM
 Doing a bit of a happy dance! The long awaited tail light for the MeowMobile has arrived! It will be installed on the morrow! Huzzah!
 Getting ready for the final TRF weekend. And Thanksgiving!
BIG Happy dance about that too!
 I am setting up at Christmas By The Tracks Art show and Lighted Christmas parade in Elgin at the Blue Moon Auction Gallery- Dec 6th. Wands and crystals and pirate beads. I wonder if Muggles will buy. I am venturing on to new adventures!
 I need life after TRF.
 
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on November 26, 2008, 11:53:18 AM
 The Meowmobile has a new tail light! At long  last!
 Soon I am off to the feast put on my my auto body shop! They are thankful for drivers like me! LOL! It is really quite a nice feast!
 All set to pack the car for Navasota and TRF, on the morrow!  I think my weekend weather potions and spellls will be passable. Still working on Friday. It is hard to go up against Mother Nature! She has indeed been kind to TRF weekends this year!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Drouzin on November 27, 2008, 11:21:08 PM
After a particularly wonderful Thanksgiving with family we are finally home and I am wanting to spread the good feeling.  Happy Thanksgiving to Queen Bonnie and all who are on the boards!! ;D
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen_of_Navarre on December 01, 2008, 01:29:59 PM
Bonnie,
It was lovely to see you Sunday. I really do want one of your magical wands or staffs.
Hope to see you again soon.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on December 01, 2008, 05:58:26 PM
 Thanksgiving with Cat and her family was Wonderous!  I was thankful to be included! The food was yummy!Nice to be with a family for a holiday.
 Then 3 days at TRF! More wonderous! So many old friends and so many new friends too! The weather spells were better than last year- but wore me out!
 Lovely to see you Queen of Navarre! Just renn mail me about wands and staffs!
 I sold quite a few wands lately. All but 2 of my older ones are gone. I have many of the new ones though. I need to photograph them.And get busy making more.
 The Royal felines are happy to see the garb being put away and things returning to normal. Tachi is back home and was loved at the Vets. He got a good report card! Yoshi and batman and even Sabu are happily playing ball.All are happy with the cat toys I bought at Royal Paws a new shop at TRF.
I am sad TRF is over- but it was a great season. It went by too fast!
 Hugs Drouzin!
  Hugs also to Lady Hawk on the Hill and Lady Ann! We had a great time together at TRF! Lovely to meet you!
 More anon....
 
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: dbaldock on December 02, 2008, 08:38:21 AM
Queen Bonnie,

Did you happen to see Lynn & Paul at TRF last weekend?  They sent me a photo of themselves taken at the Faire, but didn't mention whether they saw you, or not.

Take Care,
David Baldock
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on December 03, 2008, 02:08:52 PM
So sad that you will not be camping here for a long time... but maybe Xmas!!! My mom and I are slowly decorating the place... now to tackle her back room!!!! I will have it ready for the holidays! Cat
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on December 03, 2008, 04:15:38 PM
 I did see Lynn and Paul! They both looked great and so happy!
 I miss you and Mike and Marianno too Cat. Sad TRF is over- but guess I need the rest. I will send a few pictures to your E-mail. Var took some great ones.
 Busy here doing things around Meow Manor. So many leaves. So much to do. The Royal Felines will get spoiled having me home on weekends. Working on more crystals for the Art show on Sat. I hope I sell a few things! Keeping busy is a good remedy for missing friends and faire!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: indigocenter on December 06, 2008, 11:39:45 PM
Queen Bonnie....We missed you at the Art Space at the Elgin Parade.... ???
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on December 07, 2008, 04:57:37 PM
 I was set up at the Blue Moon Auction gallery- inside. Not the Art space in the park. I packed up and drove home before dark then walked back to see the parade. The Muggles seemed to like my magical wares! I sold very well! So sorry I missed seeing you! Lets get together soon?
  Very tired today.
 I am dealing with more problems.  Faire ends and now reality REALLY sucketh. Fie, drat and insert several bad words here. I will deal with it. Everything is indeed a lot sometimes!
 
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: indigocenter on December 07, 2008, 07:08:36 PM
 :(  Confound our missing ye!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on December 07, 2008, 10:50:04 PM
WOOOHOOO! Glad to hear your had good sales!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on December 09, 2008, 08:54:41 AM
 Busy slaying demons! I miss faire! Way too much reality in my life right now! BUT I have a big sword and I know how to use it!
 LOL! Demons beware!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Amras Elfwine on December 09, 2008, 08:58:03 AM
Ooooh, a Demon Slaying...its been awhile since we had a good Demon Slaying.

*pulls falchion and dagger off the wall*

I am at your service, Majesty!

TALLY HO!!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on December 09, 2008, 04:25:03 PM
 Huzzah! Glad to have your help Amras! I think I am getting the upper hand.  You take that big green one over there and I shall do in the ugly purple demon! Take that- you evil one!!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: indigocenter on December 09, 2008, 04:28:14 PM
O My Queen,  me thinkst that was Barney thou have slayest!!!  GOOD WORK! ;D
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on December 09, 2008, 04:33:04 PM
 LOL! Is that why I though he was ugly! ?  Too much sweetness! Who knew it was Barney? Not I!
 The demons that plague me are not sweet but they seem to be shrinking.
 Waves wand around! More magick needed!  I am beset- but I will vanquish these demons!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on December 10, 2008, 12:40:04 AM
I am so tired of reality! I need a big dose of the unreal! WORK WORK WORK! Now for more magic... *poof<fizzle>*... My work room is nearly organized if you don't count the stuff in the hall and kitchen!  Bonnie I am glad your demons are getting slain!!! I may yet get the evil house trolls under control here!!!! WAY too much cleaning for my taste. Oh and I added another cockatoo. His name is Tango and he is a member of PA....Pluckers Anonymous... he needs a sweater but has refused to allow me to put one on him! He is pink and talks and is quit a cute birdy!  Cat
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on December 10, 2008, 03:55:53 PM
 POOF! <<< Magick coming your way Cat! *****!!!
 Huzzah for a new bird! Pink is nice- love the name. You will soon have him feeling fine! Maybe he wants a fur coat instead of a sweater? LOL!
 I cleaned yesterday.I have more energy when it is warmer!
 I hate this cold, but did more crystals and sold several to folks I met in the farmer's market! Yayyy! Happy people see the magick in them!
 I miss faire and you Cat. Lonely- but keeping busy. Demons are nearly under control- I hope! My sword arm is tired!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on December 14, 2008, 05:36:01 PM
 Enjoying the warmer weather today. I am taking a break from weather spells now that faire is over.
 Keeping busy. The Royal Felines are enjoying the uninterrupted routine and having me home.
 I am performing tomorrow night at a once a month musicale here in Elgin.  Vocal of course. 
 it is a bit lonely here but I am Keeping busy with all my creating and magical projects.
 Still hoping for a Wizard for Christmas- but time will tell. My crystal ball always tells me," answer hazy- ask again later."LOL!
 I sure miss TRF and the Meowmobile is not getting as many miles put on it.
 Most of the demons have been quiet this weekend. I still have a few to slay- but the demons are getting tired!
 More anon!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on December 18, 2008, 02:27:57 PM
 The singing went well. I had fun.
 Foggy and drizzle here. Another of the Royal Felines is sick. Off to the Royal Vet again tomorrow. Keeping fingers crossed and hoping it is nothing too bad. So many of the Royal Felines are old. It is KoKo this time.
 My crystal ball is being very positive when I ask about a holiday wizard. Hanging  magical mistletoe- just in case. Miracles do happen! I could use some magick in my life right now. I miss Lord A a lot. 
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on December 19, 2008, 10:20:03 AM
 Poor KoKo has a very infected bladder. She is now on antibiotics. I could have been something worse. I am thankful this is treatable. I have nice Vets. She was very well behaved too. Hopefully she will soon be feeling better.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: indigocenter on December 19, 2008, 10:22:46 AM
Ah my Queen I have a potion for that affliction... :'(
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on December 20, 2008, 08:52:53 AM
 I should have thought of you, Lynn!
 Where is my brain lately? Perhaps Santa will bring me one- along with a wizard and a Christmas peasant! HoHoHo!
 KoKo seems better this AM. Not as vocal.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on December 21, 2008, 12:18:49 PM
Must be something going about! Had a horse ill yesterday...seems better but still not herself today! She is one of the broodmares and I think the weather may well have something to do with it... hot,cold,hot,cold.... never know if you need a sweater or a string bikini when you get up! Cat
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on December 21, 2008, 01:20:30 PM
 Bikini yesterday! Raccoon coat today!
 I hope your Mare is better soon Cat. My kitties are busy keeping me warm!
 I hate cold weather! BRRRR! Humbug!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: indigocenter on December 21, 2008, 01:25:30 PM
Ye ole weather guesser has proclaimeth 25 degrees and breezy tonight...dig in! :-\
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on December 21, 2008, 10:42:44 PM
Well she took a turn for the worst only a few hours after I wrote.... started to act nervous and uncoordinated and then collapsed and died. This came out of the blue! The vet thinks it could be rabies even though we vaccinate so tomorrow he is coming to take her head to be tested! If it comes back positive all of us who messed with her(me,my mom,my son and my nephew) will have to take the rabies shots...UGGHHHH! Man who would have guessed looking at her when I fed that within only hours she would not be standing! I am still reeling from this!

Anyway  thought I should let you all know! Sad news though it is!!! Good news... the calves are growing and doing well!!Cat
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on December 22, 2008, 02:36:55 PM
 Drat! That is sad news indeed Cat. HUGS! So sorry for your loss and the rabies! Hope you don't have to go through that!
 Tis cold here and my pond pump finally died. RIP. The fish should be OK until I can get another!
 Good news here! Expecting a visit from a Wizard friend on the morrow! Getting all here in readiness!
Nothing less than perfection will do.
 NOT enjoying this cold weather. Tomorrow should warm up!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Rani Zemirah on December 22, 2008, 02:42:38 PM
Oh my... a Wizard... and at Christmas time, too!!! Oh, the possibilities! I'll be sending lots of... encouraging... little spells your way, Madame!!!

Happy Solstice, and any other Holidays you may wish to observe!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: LadyShadow on December 22, 2008, 03:13:45 PM
Sorry to hear about the horse.  I hope all is well and it was not rabbies.  I pray you and your family are well and did not catch anything.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: RenRobin on December 22, 2008, 05:13:33 PM
Cat,
Sorry for our loss.  I will keep you and everyone in my prayers that it is not rabies.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Rani Zemirah on December 22, 2008, 05:30:12 PM
Oh wow... how did I miss that???

Cat, I am so sorry for what happened, and I am praying that you and your family and all your other animals are safe and healthy!!!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on December 22, 2008, 08:15:00 PM
Thank You ALL! I think your well wishes and prayers helped! It was an acute impaction colic. Her gut blew out so there was NOTHING anyone could have done. It was fast and over quick! So no RABIES SHOTS>>>YA! 

OH BONNIE! A Wizard for Xmas... are you getting a Xmas peasant too???? I do hope so.  He will see nothing but perfection from you*POOF*! Magic it my dear! Cat
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: dbaldock on December 22, 2008, 08:35:29 PM
Drat! That is sad news indeed Cat. HUGS! So sorry for your loss and the rabies! Hope you don't have to go through that!
 Tis cold here and my pond pump finally died. RIP. The fish should be OK until I can get another!
 Good news here! Expecting a visit from a Wizard friend on the morrow! Getting all here in readiness!
Nothing less than perfection will do.
 NOT enjoying this cold weather. Tomorrow should warm up!

In case your Fish Pond needs a Waterfall, here's a pump (http://www.livingwateraeration.com/bc50.html) that might work.  :o

I hope your Wizard likes "millions" of dolls!  ;)

Take Care,
David Baldock
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Rani Zemirah on December 22, 2008, 08:39:37 PM
Cat, so glad to hear your relieving news!!! It will be a more wonderful Holiday Season because of it!

Queen Bonnie, your wizard shouldn't be able to resist a bit of natural vanilla dabbed behind the ears! Kitchen witch magic, my dear!!! Works every time...   ;)
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: indigocenter on December 22, 2008, 09:45:38 PM
So sorry about your horse Cat.  At least you are not facing those horrid shots.  Hope you all have a wonderful Christmas this year!!!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on December 23, 2008, 01:06:25 PM
 I am so glad it was not rabies Cat!  Sad about the horse but glad it was quick.
 Yikes! That is just a wee bit out of my price range David! Alas. My pond does need a pump. I will have to go to the pond place in Cedar park- I will need a co pilot- but I can drive there with BRAVE help.
 This wizard is more the Pachoulli oil type I think, Rani!
 I have other kitchen magick up my sleeves!  One gourmet dinner for 2 in front of a fire is on the way!  My kitchen magick hooked Lord A! Hope it still works!
 He has seen my website. Not sure I will let him see all my zillions of dolls- yet. LOL!
 Hoping the Royal felines will be on good behavior!
 More Anon! 
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Rani Zemirah on December 23, 2008, 01:07:42 PM
Good luck, my Lady, and good cookin'!!!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on December 23, 2008, 01:13:04 PM
 I am a wizard in the kitchen!
 Alas- still no Christmas peasant this year. But a wizard is much better!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: indigocenter on December 23, 2008, 01:21:45 PM
Let me know when you need a trip to the "pond place" and when through the holidays they are open and we will help if we can! ;D  Good luck stoking the luring fire flames for the wizard bait!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on December 23, 2008, 02:07:31 PM
 Hugs Lynn! so nice of you! I will see when Hill Country Water Gardens is open. I think not Sundays during the winter. Cedar Park is a nice drive- but too much traffic to tackle alone!
  Magical mistletoe is hung. Hopes are high. Fire is lit!  Dinner will be great!
  This is my Yule today!
 
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: indigocenter on December 23, 2008, 02:19:40 PM
I called them and they are in fact open this weekend... ;D
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on December 25, 2008, 09:29:33 AM
 My Wizard did visit! I got what I wanted for Yule! Huzzah!
 The bad thing about wizards is that they tend to disappear! But I am sure He will appear again soon!Twas a good time!
 Yesterday I got my Pump working again!
 I was sure it was dead- but it was warmer yesterday and when I plugged it in it hummed!
 I cleaned out the mucky filter and all is working again! Must be magick!I hope it stays working for a good long while! no need to go to Hill Counter now Lynn- but happy if you want to visit here!
 The Royal Felines and I are having a quiet day today. All is well!
 Happy holidays to all and prosperity love and happiness for the new year!
 
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Lady Renee Buchanan on December 25, 2008, 11:35:48 AM
Huzzah, Queen Bonnie!  I just watched the NORAD website that showed Santa's progress around the globe.  He brought you a wizard for your Christmas present.

Is this wizard a Ren enthusiast, too?

Merry Christmas, to our wonderful Queen of Everything.   ;D
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: eloquentXI on December 25, 2008, 11:48:26 AM
Warmest wishes for you today, my dear Queen! Hoping you have a wonderful Christmas day with the royal felines and keep us updated on said wizard.  ;) Hugs!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on December 25, 2008, 10:21:56 PM
OH my so glad your Wizard materialized! You missed a great get together here and everyone wanted you to know you were missed! My sis,Dani and SIL, Shelly both asked why you were not here!!!! Isn't it nice to be wanted! Hope your Xmas eve and day were WONDEROUS!!!!!! Love and hugs Cat
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: LadyShadow on December 26, 2008, 06:48:00 AM
I'm so glad to hear your Wizard showed and that you had a wonderous day.  It is also marvelous that the pump started working.  Hopefully it will continue to work and not give out again.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on December 26, 2008, 08:38:29 AM
 My Christmas eve and day were very-quiet- alas not wonderous. Just me and the cats- glad it is over! It is nice to be missed.I missed being with you all Cat. I know you all had a grand time!
 
 
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on December 26, 2008, 08:47:35 PM
We had a pleasant grouping.... My sister got a new automatic 10Gauge Shotgun for xmas and they brought out all the hunting shotguns and ammo and some skeet and we shot skeet(or more likely just scared most) and the rest of it was spent feeding calves talking and eating! A quiet night would be nice too though! Cat
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on December 27, 2008, 08:16:37 PM
 Poor skeet!  LOL!  A shotgun for Christmas sure is nice- but sounds like a noisy time!
 Much quieter around here.  Maybe I could open a skeet sanctuary?
 Busy today with creative stuff. Time flies when you are creating and fighting off nargles. Off to have some quality time with my heating pad- ouch my back- and the royal felines!
 Alas- no rain today- only a few big fat drops.  We sure need rain!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Ginette on December 27, 2008, 10:27:33 PM
Guns and nargles at Christmas now that sounds like it could make for an interesting time.   ;)  Maybe that should be put in the "you know you're a rennie when ..." guns and nargles are part of your Christmas traditions. 
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on December 28, 2008, 09:51:39 AM
 LOL! That made me laugh Ginette! Guns and Nargles sounds like a name of a wizard rock band!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on December 30, 2008, 12:39:52 PM
Well I suppose it could be a tradition...Mike's eldest daughter by an ex called and said she was coming by when the rest of the crew left...then showed up 3 hours later(I told her to make it early) after dark with her new boyfriend, her ex and his new girl and all the kids... and acted like a PUTZ... so I think the word Nargle fits here too! Makes me so mad when people do not respect my wishes! UGGH! But we said hi and then left her to visit with her granny who is here from CA and went back to the party at my moms... they left my house a mess and I was just glad they left!  She is a piece of work!  I prefer the guns to the nargles!!!! Cat

PS Bonnie, how are Koko and Tachi doing????
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on December 31, 2008, 10:04:29 AM
 KoKo and Tachi are doing OK. Meds and good nursing care and lots of love help! The Royal Felines are all very spoiled!
 Plans changed and I will be celebrating the New Year with the Royal Felines alone this year. But I have a new years day party tomorrow I can walk to.
 Wishing all here Happiness, prosperity, success and LOVE! What more can we need?
 Big hugs and hopes that the new year will be much better!
 Hope I can get that champagne bottle open myself! LOL!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: LadyShadow on December 31, 2008, 10:12:22 AM
Sorry to hear about your plans tonight.  I shall celebrate in spirit with you  ;D  Although I will pass on the champagne, not very fond of it.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: indigocenter on December 31, 2008, 10:19:43 AM
Bonnie...my neighborhood does a progressive dinner this eve and if you are up to a challenge you are very welcome to join us! ::)
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on December 31, 2008, 03:35:15 PM
 Thanks Lynn. Sounds like fun- but I can't drive at night!
 A friend came over and we polished off a bottle of champagne! She opened it! I started early!  12 noon!
 I won't make it until midnight!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: indigocenter on December 31, 2008, 04:07:18 PM
ok my queen!  another visit will be in order here!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Lady Renee Buchanan on December 31, 2008, 05:56:43 PM
Queen Bonnie, I will raise a toast to you and the Royal Felines tonight, as I will be celebrating with the Rogue Canines.  Steve has to work, and there's no room for me, plus I don't want to sit by myself, so on my way home from work, I picked up takeout BBQ wings & ribs.

I, too, shall probably not make it to midnight.  But being from NJ, which is an hour ahead of the Midwest, the **real** New Year's to me means the ball dropping in Rockefeller Center in NY.  So when it's 11 p.m. here, that's when I celebrate New Years.  Though I probably won't be up then, either.

Happy New Year!  And may 2009 bring a wizard to our Queen and good health and prosperity.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Anna Iram on December 31, 2008, 06:17:56 PM
Happy New Year Bonnie. I going out to the first real NewYears party I've been to in years. Looking forward to ringing in 2009 with style. Getting all girly as we speak.  :)

Yes! Let us all find love and whatever else makes us smile in the New Year.

}}}POP{{{

Champage all around for everyone and a toast to the New Year!

Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on January 01, 2009, 08:32:38 AM
 Twas a nice New Years Eve! A few friends called! My Pad Thai- from Central Mkt was good! The kitties amused me with their playful antics then got all snuggly!
 I watched old movies- and did not make it until midnight!
 Off to a New Years day party today.
 Hoping 2009 is a wonderful year for all here! Hugs to all!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on January 01, 2009, 01:58:42 PM
We watched Across the Universe and then sort of went to bed... I was awake at 12 but could have cared less! 09 will just be another year like so many others!  I have not been to a party in YEARS! I would truly love to get all Girly girled and go out but hubby prefers not to do such! Cat
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: indigocenter on January 01, 2009, 02:34:00 PM
I think it more appropriate to celebrate surviving 2008!  Actually every morning that we open our eyes and take a breath is cause to celebrate!   :D
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on January 02, 2009, 09:57:59 AM
 I agree! I SURVIVED 2008! And the holidays too!
 Glad that is over!
 Now on to 2009 and thoughts of Scarby and TRF!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on January 02, 2009, 02:02:35 PM
Yeah but 09 may not be any better! I am not gonna get my hopes up. But I will just keep on plugging along doing what I do and looking forward to Ren Fests and other fun things...perhaps a win photo or 2 ! Cat
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on January 02, 2009, 05:56:40 PM
 08 had ups and downs. I hope for a better 09. Time will tell but trying to be positive! May you have many wins Cat! Who knows what the new year will bring? My crystal ball is not saying anything! Ask again later! LOL!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on January 06, 2009, 08:56:58 AM
 Huzzah! We finally have RAIN here this AM! I hope it is enough to save a few of my parched roses!
  Off to Garden Club this AM.  I seem to be on the run lately. But Busy is a good thing!
  More anon!
 
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on January 06, 2009, 05:09:02 PM
We had rain...YEAH finally the SUN has returned!!!!! Still chilly but not gloomy!!! Cat
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on January 12, 2009, 10:39:33 AM
 All is fairly quiet at Meow Manor. The Royal felines are doing well although not enjoying the colder weather. Whenever I sit down I have a cat on my lap and 2 or 3 disappointed ones.
 Only one of me for 6 of them! They are my furry purry heating pads!
 The pond pump is still working! Keeping fingers crossed and the koi and gold fish are thriving.
 I am keeping busy watching over Everything- big job! Also sewing for my doll projects and making magical crystals to sell. Glad to not have to work on Faire weather spells but brewing up a brand new batch of Love potion number 999! Hope it will work this year!  It is extra potent!
 I will get back to wand and staff crafting when it gets warmer.
 I am so glad the holidays are over.I survived- but only just barely!
 The full moon had me a bit down last week- but I have quite recovered and am back to being  more cheerful this week. Janu- weary is almost half over!  *Hums a ditty from Spamalot!*
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on January 27, 2009, 02:51:20 PM
 Well it is a feast or a famine around here! I have had a few very busy weeks!
I got my Royal Veggie garden rototilled and ready to plant!  That was a big job! But fresh lettuce and tomatoes- Yum! 
 Also went for the tour of Sherwood Forrest Faire! It is 20 minutes from Meow Manor! HUZZAH! I looks so good! There was a great turnout last Sat. despite the cold windy weather. Bear/ Moon Dawg has pictures up.
I just heard that CTRF is on for next month-3 weekends in Feb- the old Excal site in Lockheart.  I plan to go maybe one or 2 days. Anyone want to tag along? About 40 minutes drive from here.
 I made motel reservations for Scarby- still searching out rides there and back and have a few weekends covered- IH 35 is beyond my driving skills alone. Traffic is scary for someone with limited vision! I even scare my Seeing Eye Bat sometimes! LOL!
 Speaking of rain- we sure need some. Mother Nature seems to be blocking my weather spells for rain lately. She was generous for the TRF weather spells. My poor roses are getting crispy. It is bad when even weeds die!* Doing a let it rain for 2 weeks spell! *POOF****!
 That is the latest news from Meow Manor!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on January 27, 2009, 11:23:23 PM
We got a small shower earlier today... and it was sort of misty raining after dark... I can hope we get a bit more as we do need it! I got the side bed along the pasture fence cleaned and worked... and we glommed 3 loads of wood chip mulch from the elec line clearers!YEAH! So I have laid a new brick edge and mulched it in... Mariano and I got the raspberry,blackberry and another blueberry planted and mulch around them in those beds! WOOHOO! So I am really getting geared up! The potatoes are peeking out the onions are dong and my mom and I have spent a load of money one seeds already this year! Heirloom types of many veggies! So now we wait! YUM!!!! Cat
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on January 28, 2009, 11:29:21 AM
 Sounds great Cat! I can picture it! Great you will have berries! I love the heirloom plants!  I need a Mariano to help me here! Can you clone him? LOL!
 We did not get nearly enough rain. Just drizzle.
 Not enjoying the cold today. Off to have chicken soup for lunch!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on January 29, 2009, 10:45:57 PM
We did not get enough rain either.... and then it got COLD! I hate cold!!!! I want to be out playing in the dirt but the ground was frozen this AM and did not thaw until it was fairly late!!! Cat
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: dbaldock on January 30, 2009, 12:29:32 AM
Hello Queen Bonnie,

A little bird told me that you're going to be out partying on Friday evening ...  ;)  ;D

Sorry I won't be able to make it over there for Dinner.  Since I'm on 2nd Shift at work right now, I don't get to leave Houston until 9:30 or 10:00 PM.

Take Care,
David Baldock
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on January 30, 2009, 05:29:02 PM
 I know the little bird you speak of! Tis true!  We will miss you David!  Tis always a good time with Renn friends!  Huzzah!  Gosh it has been busy here lately. I wore 5 crystals today and what a grand day!  Doing a big happy dance!
 I know- it is about time for the happy dance again! I have not done it for a while!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on February 08, 2009, 02:03:36 PM
 The Royal veggie garden is in- cold weather crops at least. Lettuces- Arugula, Butter, Mesculn raddichio, Onions, Chard and spinach. How I wish I had a Christmas Peasant to help me weed and do yard work! It is rather overwhelming!  Busy time here. Working on Doll restoration projects and telling the house elves what to do next around here wears me out! Plus taking care of EVERYTHING is a big job!
    I feel Spring is just around the corner!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on February 11, 2009, 08:24:07 AM
 Violent storms rolled through last PM. It was scary. The Royal felines cuddled close!  All seems OK here this AM. Whew!
  The rain should help the garden! And the dust at CTRF. I plan on being brave and going out there - if a magical valentine wizard does not appear on Sat. POOF! My crystal ball is in a mood lately and will not tell me anything!
 Fie!
 I printed out my Scarby Season pass! More magic! Now all set- if I can whip up a coach and driver to get me there and back! RTE 35 is still too much for my driving skills!  Off to survey  my domaine for damage!
 More anon!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on February 13, 2009, 01:59:25 PM
 Meow Manor escaped the storm with only a few tree branches down.  Huzzah!
 The Royal veggie garden is germinating! Huzzah.
 I was so sick last PM. I had a bad stomach ache. Better today. The Bug had me depressed and weepy for a day. I hate when that happens! There must have been Dementors nearby?
 Planning on the trek to CTRF on the morrow.  I will NOT sit alone on V-day.I hope the MeowMobile remembers the way to Dale. It has been a while. It knows TRF very well!
 Doing the happy "getting out garb" dance!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on February 13, 2009, 09:47:43 PM
Have fun!!!! I wish I was going but we have had so many things going on here! Last night 12-1 ish Rose had the foal! ITS A GIRL Her name is Zythos.  We have one sheep who looks like any day we will have lambs as well. I have been gardening as well.... building new beds and catching poison ivy on both arms.... not a pretty sight!!! Well have a brew or wine for me and SMILE! Happy B-day all! Cat
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on February 16, 2009, 08:26:20 AM
 Congrats on the new baby, Cat! I love the name! This is a busy time!
 My veggies have sprouted and the roses are looking better with the rain we have had.  I need HELP with my weeds!
I had fun at CTRF!
 It is small but full of renn friends! Not a bad drive from here! I thought of you as I drank my wine!
 I plan on going next Sat. Or rather my evil Twin will go. It is Pirate weekend I hear!
 yo Ho!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Seryn on February 17, 2009, 01:20:53 AM
It was so nice to see you this weekend Queen Bonnie!  I'll keep an eye out for your twin next weekend at the pirate invasion :)
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on February 17, 2009, 09:49:59 AM
 Good to see you too Seryn! Beware of my evil twin next weekend!   I hope lots of pirates invade! Yo Ho!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on February 19, 2009, 05:46:54 PM
 Busy week!
 I am so happy! I got a hand drawn  X Rated Valentine! it came late- but it was worth it!!!**** YAYYY! Perhaps the love potion is working? Time will tell. I won't!
 Things are getting green! My garden is growing. My few roses that are still alive are perking up a bit. The pond has lots of hardy waterlilies in bloom and the fish are happy!
 I got my Registration on the MeowMobile renewed! I am LEGAL for another year!!  Beware!
 My Evil Twin should blow in soon to steal my car to go to CTRF. Locking up my silverware and everything else of any value!
 The Royal felines are doing fine!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Tremayne on February 22, 2009, 09:02:21 AM
Sounds like life is good, Queen Bonnie. Full of all kinds of spring fevers  :D
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on February 23, 2009, 02:02:34 PM
 Life is better- but there are a few weeds still in the garden! LOL!
  My familiar Tachi is ill and a bit wobbly on his feet sometimes.
 Last PM while I was sleeping he slipped on the pillow and now I have a scratch under one eye. Ouch. Wearing a bag over my head until it heals! luckily I do not have any Royal Appearances for a while!
 poor kitty. it was an accident! Glad I keep his claws clipped.
 Went to CRTF this Sunday. Small faire but fun. The weather was Purrfect. 
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Seryn on February 23, 2009, 05:26:52 PM
Poor Tachi.  One of my mom's cats is getting a bit older and wobbles sometimes.  My kitties are still young thankfully, so the only scratches they give are the ones they give whilst playing too rough.  They think they're too small to hurt the humans, but they are wrong lol

Twas good to see your sister this weekend at CTRF!  What lovely weather, too :)
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on February 23, 2009, 05:42:51 PM
 Tachi is sick with Diabetes and Thyroid disease. He wobbles sometimes. he is old too. I love him so much. This is the first scratch he has given me. he is a gentle soul.
 My Evil Twin enjoyed seeing you too and had a good time and it was lovely weather at CTRF! I worked a perfect faire day spell!   She is off to ports unknown and the MeowMobile is back safely in the garage!
 Still searching for the silverware!  PIRATES!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Var Greyshadow on February 24, 2009, 07:03:53 AM
If the silver doesn't turn up, turn her rum and scotch supply to water and tell her you'll only turn it back if she returns what's yours.  Surely there are still some fat merchant prizes in the Caribbean for her to take. 
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on February 24, 2009, 07:41:27 AM
 I am sure I will find the sliver! She usually just hides it on me- but who knows with pirates?!
 She enjoys water. I could turn the Grog into Pink Koolaide! All pirates hate that! Yuck!!!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on February 24, 2009, 04:40:50 PM
 HAPPY FAT Tuesday all!
 I am making Jambalaya, wearing my beads and letting the cat toys roll!
 Big doing at Meow Manor!
 Perhaps the cats will parade for me? LOL!
 Now if I only had a hurricane like the ones at Jean Lafitte's tavern in Nawlins!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Ambard on February 24, 2009, 07:38:10 PM
We bringing our own hurricane this weekend my lady ;)
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: RenRobin on February 25, 2009, 08:13:35 AM
Ambard!!! We thought you and Midnight fell off the side of N. Austin.  Glad to know that is not so.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on February 25, 2009, 06:07:55 PM
 Huzzah! Good to see you posting Ambard! Er- I thought it was the 7th ? I have Hurricane mix- but too much just for one person!  Looking forward to getting together!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on February 28, 2009, 07:43:33 AM
 It was in the 90 yesterday. Today it is 50 and windy.
  I have nargles in my ice maker again. I fear the water line is frozen again.
 DRAT! Fie and (insert bad word here!)
 Headed off to the gathering at Sherwood Forrest this afternoon!
 If I don't get blown away!LOL!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on March 02, 2009, 05:36:40 PM
 RIP Ice maker. It died peacefully. Now I need another. I use a lot of ice! DRAT! Always something. Fie on the Nargles!
 Sherwood was such fun with friends there Sat! Windy- free micro dermabrasion! It is sandy out there! I am excited to see progress! This will be a great faire!
 I wore different garb- fun! Sort of a Ranger- but with bells on my belt! Noisy Ranger? LOL!It was fun.I was incognito. I wore the cutest leather jerkin that Cat made! I LOVE it!
 Spent the weekend with a wizard friend and we worked on my garden! I was so happy for the magical help! we removed the HUGE dead roses and more!
 My remaining roses are perking up and the veggies are doing great!

 
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Alphonse on March 03, 2009, 12:11:13 PM
Hmm? a wizard at work in your garden,sounds promicing...
Being a wizard myself,I do not often take up pro bono garden work lightly.This wizard,if I may ask, might he be the author of hand written Valentine's day cards?   ;)
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on March 03, 2009, 04:04:39 PM
 Yes Indeed! I did  make wonderous meals for the wizard while he was here and gave him plants for his garden too!  We enjoy each other's company- but I hate it when he has to disappear and go back to his wizard tower!!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: eloquentXI on March 03, 2009, 08:10:57 PM
So glad to hear that a wizard was there to help you in the garden, my dear Queen.  ;)

I look forward to seeing recollections from the magick boxes that captured you in your Ranger garb.

Things are rather busy hear, trying to get over being sick with a viral infection the doctor can't place nor can give me antibiotics for. Makes studying and working a bit challenging. But I've seemed to have found a lad thats worthwhile my time. Maybe your love potion worked for the both of us? I'll keep thinking good thoughts and hope that the wind blows away the nargles and being sick and brings good things for both us once Spring gets here.

Hugs!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on March 04, 2009, 07:55:07 AM
 Chameleon captured me and friends at Sherwood- awaiting her pictures!
 So sorry to hear of your illness Eloquent! sending healing magick vibes your way!
 Glad you have a lad! He is a lucky one to have found you!
 Perhaps my potions will work? Only time will tell. See you at Scarby!
 HUGS!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: dbaldock on March 04, 2009, 10:35:13 AM
RIP Ice maker. It died peacefully. Now I need another. I use a lot of ice! DRAT! Always something. Fie on the Nargles!
...

Are you wanting to find the direct replacement that goes back in your freezer, or a stand-alone Ice Maker?

Doing a little Google search, I found that the stand-alone, portable types of Ice Makers that are resonably priced all require you to manually fill them with water.  Having an auto-fill line connected to the water supply seems to be found only in the more expensive Ice Makers.

Take Care,
David Baldock
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Lady Ashly on March 04, 2009, 02:01:44 PM
Hello and good day Bonnie! I have been away yet again for quite some time, but HOPEFULLY now I can stick around for some time. This past year was hectic! On top of everything else I was only able to make it to TRF once and I couldn't even go in garb.  :'(
So how have things been on your side of the garden? I have to run around and get re-acquainted with everyone on here. I am probably forgotten!
Oh and I changed my name one final time, he he.

~Lady Ashlyn (formally just Ashly)  ;)
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Trillium on March 04, 2009, 02:47:19 PM
ASHLY!!!!!  SQUUUEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!
*swoops in for a hug-tackle*
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Yrose on March 04, 2009, 02:56:11 PM
Is this an under counter ice maker or one in a frig. The replacement on the one in the frig is not bad as long as the part for the door still works fine.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on March 04, 2009, 03:25:12 PM
 ARRGH! What a day! I definately need a Nargle Be Gone Spell!
 They are putting in my ice maker this Afternoon. They called this AM and had one in stock. It is in the fridge.The motor died. I did look on e-bay but no numbers matched. Good Old Kitchen Aid. (I am being facetious- I HATE Kitchen Aid) I just now got to read the suggestons . Thanks YRose and David!
 I had an appointment with the Royal Dentist this AM- just a check up and cleaning- and a lot of other errands to run today. When I went to go this AM- the MeowMobile would not start!!!!! I called Triple A. They got me going and I went right to my repair shop- they know me well. It was the battery. It was old and died. RIP battery.
 This is an expensive day- but not heartbroken about missing the Dentist Appt.LOL!
 HUGS ASHLEY! SO glad you are BACK!!!! YAYYY! No one has forgotten you!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Lady Ashly on March 04, 2009, 03:30:18 PM
*BIG HUGS* Glad to know I am remembered!! I've missed everyone.

HI TRILLIUM!!!!!! YAY! I was wondering where you were!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Trillium on March 04, 2009, 03:43:51 PM
I'm always fluttering about! 
Of course we haven't forgotten you!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Lady Ashly on March 04, 2009, 04:13:32 PM
We HAVE HAVE HAVE to get together at faire this year. All this time and we have never met! Are you going to try to to make it to Scarby this year?
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Trillium on March 04, 2009, 04:17:10 PM
Not this year.  We have to go to Missouri for my hubby's daughter's graduation so I have to give up Scarby this year. :'(
Can't afford both....
Hopefully we'll find each other at TRF!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Lady Ashly on March 04, 2009, 04:38:47 PM
I've never been to Scarby, so I am going to try to make it this year, We will definitely get together at TRF though. I am headed home for the day. Talk to you tomorrow!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Trillium on March 05, 2009, 07:59:27 AM
You're gonna love Scarby!  It is a beautiful site!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on March 08, 2009, 05:48:54 PM
 More troubles here at Meow Manor. My cat KoKo is very sick. It came on suddenly. She is prone to sinus trouble and delicate health after being lost for 2 weeks several years ago. I noticed her sneezing and having problems breathing on Sat. Nothing new. Stuffy nose. I got Antibiotics at the Vet on Sat. I thought she would respond. Now I am not sure she will make it through the night.
 I should have brought her in to the vet- but I have been through this before- so thought the meds would clear it up. I feel rotten. I hope she lives through this.
 
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: CatAshtrophy on March 08, 2009, 06:07:20 PM
That sounds scary. I hope your cat will recover quickly and be good as new soon.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on March 08, 2009, 06:26:03 PM
 I hope so too- but the signs right now are not good for recovery.  She is a 14 year old cat and - not looking good. If she makes it through tonight- I can hope she might recover.  Not much more I can do for her right now. Poor kitty.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: CatAshtrophy on March 08, 2009, 07:45:19 PM
I've taken my cat to a 24 hour emergency clinic before. Maybe they have one near you that could help?
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on March 08, 2009, 09:45:44 PM
 There is no emergency clinic near- and I don't drive at night.
 KoKo just died. I guess her kidneys shut down. I was with her. Very sad. This was so fast.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Rani Zemirah on March 08, 2009, 10:49:08 PM
My dear Queen Bonnie, I am so very sorry for your loss. I know you will miss her, and rejoice in the memories you hold close to your heart. May the Universe grant you peace in the knowledge that she is still with you always.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: eloquentXI on March 08, 2009, 11:29:38 PM
I'm so sorry, m'lady. So very sorry.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: KeeperoftheBar on March 09, 2009, 07:29:39 AM
I'm so sorry for your loss, My Queen.  They say "cats make the person." so KoKo must have been a fine cat indeed.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Trillium on March 09, 2009, 07:49:59 AM
Sending you lots of comforting hugs.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Yrose on March 09, 2009, 08:11:54 AM
I'm sorry to read of KoKo's passing. We always miss the ones we love, but remember she's chasing butterflies in the the summerland.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: RenRobin on March 09, 2009, 08:21:00 AM
((((HUGS))))
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Lady Ashly on March 09, 2009, 10:43:02 AM
*BIG HUGS* So very sorry for your loss. I know how hard it is. I just lost one of my dogs two weeks ago and it was a very difficult time for me as well.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on March 09, 2009, 10:46:05 AM
 This AM was very difficult. I called a friend in Garden Club and together some how she and I Buried KoKo. I find myself at a loss today.
I don't feel much like doing anything.
 So sorry for your loss too Lady Ashlyn!
They are Family!
 Hugs
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Alphonse on March 10, 2009, 01:42:36 AM
I am sorry to hear of your loss,my thoughts are with you. I know how hard it can be but try and remember the good times and that those memories will always be a part of you. Remember that you were blessed to have had the opportunity to have loved KoKo as you did and that you still have your other furry friends to love.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Anna Iram on March 10, 2009, 10:13:40 AM
Oh Bonnie, I'm so sorry. Big hugs for you and your other kitty. It was just Coco's time to go away. Perhaps to make room for someone new to come into your circle for you to love and receive love from.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on March 10, 2009, 10:23:46 AM
 I am doing better today! Thanks all for your kind words!
 KoKo was a character and the most vocal of my Siamese. It is lots quieter here now.I miss her and her buddy Chingy- my oldest cat is lonely without her. Chingy is pushing 20 years old.
 Yoshi is "bouncing" this AM. Hard to type with him bouncing on and off my lap and in front of the magick box!He is trying to cheer my up and it is working!
 The flowers are blooming and the faire season will soon start!
 It is hard losing furry friends. They give so much love!
 I still have 5 cats. 2 are fairly young.  I love them all.
 
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Lady Ashly on March 10, 2009, 10:43:04 AM
Glad to hear you are doing better Bonnie!  :-*
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on March 10, 2009, 06:23:14 PM
 I worked on a difficult project all day to keep busy. Var and I are going to a St Patty's Day celebration Sat - in Garb. I am going to wear the beautiful leather Jerkin again- from C.Dragonworks! I LOVE it!. I needed something green to go under it. I am re-making one of Lord A.'s green shirts into a renn shirt! It is coming out better than I expected. Must be the magick spells I am using! POOF!***<<<< Garbus transfigureaus! !!***<<< I will  embroider Mallorn leaves on the collar tomorrow!
 I ate the first lettuce and arugula out of my garden tonight! Yummy!
 Sure looking like Spring here! Hope it rains tonight.
 Yoshi is my constant bouncy companion. He knows I need a loving cat- or 5! It is very quiet without KoKo. She is playing over the Rainbow bridge with Fuzzball and Sushi and all the other cats who wait for me!
 
 
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: CatAshtrophy on March 10, 2009, 07:16:49 PM
I'm so sorry KoKo didn't make it. I'm glad you have found a way to keep busy and I hope that continues to help you through it.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on March 10, 2009, 07:30:15 PM
 Hugs! And Thanks Catashtrophy!! Staying busy gets me through a lot!  Creating things helps me feel better. I am hugging my remaining cats!
 I love them so much!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on March 11, 2009, 06:00:55 PM
 I finished my Renn shirt today! Looks lots better than I expected! I had forgotten how much I enjoy embroidery! It was not too hard to make. Fun and thrifty to re-use things you already have for GARB!
 It was a good project.
 Tachi is in my lap as I type. He is such a love!He is not loving the colder weather. I am loving the rain!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Alphonse on March 12, 2009, 01:58:24 AM
Indeed Tachi knows his stuff, cold rainy weather is purr-fect weather to spend snuggled up to someone you love. I think I have convinced Tremayne of that fact  ;D Summer will be upon us soon enough, best to make the most of the last of the cool weather. The rain that you are enjoying is headed our way, something to look forward too after the past years of drought.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on March 12, 2009, 03:19:30 PM
 Tachi is the smartest Siamese cat I have ever had and the most loving too. He is my Familiar. I hope he lives a LONG time!
 Tis good snuggle weather! Hugs to you both!!!
 This is a good soaking rain! Sure is doing good here! You can see the plants growing and greening up! Green and growing beats dry and crispy any day!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: LadyElizabeth on March 12, 2009, 03:27:06 PM
So yesterday wasn't a great day, I was kind of sad and then I came home and saw my beautiful snuggly persian prince sitting there and he came to my room to say "welcome home" with a little leg rub...  Then he slept all cuddled in my arms most of the night and left me waking in the morning quite happy indeed!!  Yeah for kitties and the way they make you so much happier!

(http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47b9df06b3127ccec66355df0d1e00000040O00AbtGjRqzcNWIPbz4Y/cC/f%3D0/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/)
Who cannot look at this baby and not smile!!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on March 12, 2009, 05:33:40 PM
 Yes! Kitties make me smile! If I had all the $$$$ in the world I would have LOTS and LOTS of kitties!  They are always there when you need a cuddle or love!
 Beautiful Persian prince Lady Elizabeth! Big Smile!
Yoshi is warming up my lap tonight- but Tachi is the King Of Siam! Why do I feel like waltzing? LOL! (I need a Siamese named Yul!- not really!  Sadly-The cat food and litter bill going down is a good thing. Sigh. )
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on March 17, 2009, 09:24:42 PM
The herd of kitties here sends their regards! Sorry to hear about KoKo!!!! I lost the old black Peke, Snafu on the 15th. I was actually glad she did not suffer, went down hill in 3 days and was gone! With all her problems and old age I am glad she was with me for her last years! She had a bad life before being one of the Funny Farm herd but her last years were spent building this house and helping to plant the gardens! She is now planted in the Peke garden...I am still waiting for my Peke trees to germinate! I want a herd of Peke! 

I am getting my new puppy in a few weeks! She is a Wienneryorkiepoo. I still do not have a name for her..waiting to see what she is like! Just finished and shipped the new banner for The Scot Shoppe at Scarby. And spent much of today spraying wildrose and poison ivy.... the 2 evils on the ranch!  We have a new lamb... a rammylammy... named Muttonchop. I am going to be buying a purebred Dorper ram soon for our breeder male! So much for you to see when you come visit!!!! Well I really need to get back to work! See ya soon I hope Bonny!!!!! Smile the lamb is gonna be gooooood!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on March 18, 2009, 02:02:05 PM
 So Sorry about your Peke, Cat. It is sad when a family member crosses over. HUGS!
 I know you will think of a great name for the weineryorkiepoo. I can't even imagine that combination.
 Yayyy for Lamb and new critters!
 In the saving for Scarby mode right now. Unless I can find another ride- only going the first 2 weekends. About all my pocketbook allows. Alchemy is not going well at this time.
 Dealing with the garden and elm tree seeds in the pool- yuck!
 So much to do. Still waiting for the house elves to get back from their Spring Break!
 
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on March 23, 2009, 08:28:11 PM
I am getting ready to tear up the new garden annex! I have so much corn and broom corn to plant that I really need the bigger area. Sis In Law found a source of mushy compost cheap! YEAHHHHHH! So my new annex will get a GREAT start! Maybe tomorrow I will get it tilled! YIPEE! I want my new puppy! I rescued a DARLING baby rabbit from the dogs... called him Bugsy! He is doing better I hope he grows the skin back soon! Life on a farm is always busy! Cat
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on March 24, 2009, 09:08:36 AM
 My veggie garden is doing well! I am enjoying my lettuce and arugula.
I moved all my plants out of the garage. BIG JOB!
 I had to re-pot many. Some were taller than I am!  The rain here sure helped green things up- but we need more! Things are blooming! I counted 30 blossoms in my waterlily pond!
 I have started packing for Scarby! Very happy to be going on opening weekend and Easter Weekend.
  Good about the Wabbit Wescue Cat! LOL!
 Bugsy is a perfect name! LOL!
 When do you get your new puppy?
 
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on March 25, 2009, 10:41:11 AM
 Taking Tachi , My familiar best friend cat to the vet soon.
 He is drinking a LOT and seems very wobbly. I hope he just needs his meds adjusted. He is on insulin.
 Scarby is coming soon and I need him healthy. I am paranoid after recently losing KOKo.
 More anon! Off to see the Royal Feline Doctor! Say a small prayer for my  feline friend!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on March 25, 2009, 01:14:08 PM
 Back from the vet. They are so nice there and Tachi was so good!
 It was unregulated diabetes. So relieved it was not kidney failure. His glucose was high.
 They gave Tachi Fluids and antibiotics and I will up his insulin dose. Hopefully he will be OK. The fluids are making him feel much better. I am happy my familiar will be around a while longer for me to hug and love!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: LadyShadow on March 25, 2009, 04:25:41 PM
I am glad to hear taht all went well.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on March 25, 2009, 05:40:06 PM
 Thanks Lady Shadow! It is such a relief. It is so hard when pets get old and sick.  My kitties are my family.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Anna Iram on March 25, 2009, 07:50:30 PM
Glad to see it was nothing serious! How old is Tachi now Bonnie?
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on March 26, 2009, 09:34:31 AM
 Tachi is 15 years old! Chingy is pushing 20! I am down to only 3 Siamese cats- and 2 strays that stayed.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on March 29, 2009, 10:35:01 AM
 Doing the happy dance here! Scarby in less than a week! Tra La!
 I need faire and to see the Royal Court and make merry a bit with friends!
 Huzzah!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on March 31, 2009, 04:12:56 PM
 I think I might not turn on the magick box on the morrow due to the April Fools day worm threat. Or is someone joshing me?
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: eloquentXI on March 31, 2009, 05:13:06 PM
Just leaving a note- can't wait to see you, Bonnie! Hugs and sending wishes of safe travels your way! See you at Opening Cannon!  :-*
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Melkar on April 01, 2009, 09:11:54 PM
I'm looking forward to seeing you Majesty!  You add the extra magic spark that brings Scarborough to life.  :)
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on April 02, 2009, 10:04:24 AM
 * Blushing!* Thanks Eloquent and Melkar!
 Midnight Ferret and I will be there with bells on! LOL! So glad I have a ride to opening! She is driving the MeowMobile! I can't wait to see you all! I am thinking my weather spells will be purrrfect! Doing the happy packing dance! Huzzah for Scarby!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on April 06, 2009, 12:09:51 PM
I had a wonderful time at Scarby with Midnight Ferret!So great to see so many R/F ers! HUGS!
So glad I got to go! It was a magical time and went by way too fast!.
 Now back to reality and it is not good.
 I picked up Tachi from the vet this AM. He is not doing well. He has stopped eating and I fear the worst. His  Diabetes is not yet regulated and he is loosing ground. Unless he perks up I will have a hard decision to make soon. He will not survive another weekend of boarding.
 I am happy I had such a nice weekend- but  very sad for my Royal Feline friend.He has been my buddy for 15 years!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Tygrkat on April 06, 2009, 12:20:43 PM
Queen Bonnie, I am so sorry to hear that Tachi is not well...I am sending strength and comfort to both of you...
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: RenRobin on April 06, 2009, 12:21:37 PM
Bonnie,
I am sorry to hear of his decline.  My prayers are with you.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: LadyShadow on April 06, 2009, 04:06:26 PM
I am sorry to hear of Tachi's problems.  I pray for comfort and and for the best.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on April 06, 2009, 04:44:23 PM
 Hugs and thanks! I need all the prayers I can get. I love this cat and hope he can be with me a bit longer.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on April 07, 2009, 03:32:12 PM
 I have gotten Tachi to eat again. He is frail but seeming to rally a bit. Alas! I just spoke to his Doctor and she is of the same opinion -it is not wise to board him until I can build him up and get his insulin dosage regulated. I will miss Scarby next weekend- and until my beloved cat is better. Faire is my life- but Tachi is very important to me.
Fie ,Drat and( insert bad word here!&&^%$##&@#***!!!)I hate missing faire!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: LadyShadow on April 07, 2009, 05:03:35 PM
All hopes that he gets feeling well soon.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on April 07, 2009, 07:40:14 PM
 I will do all in my power to get my familiar and best friend feeling better. He is the sweetest, most loving Siamese I have ever owned- or he owns me? So far he is doing OK! Fingers crossed!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: LadyShadow on April 07, 2009, 07:46:01 PM
fingers and toes crossed.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on April 07, 2009, 10:23:02 PM
Bonnie
Sorry to hear Tachi is not well again! Sometimes you have to make a hard choice! I hope he rallies back and can be with you a bit longer!!!! The cat I had outside,Alura, has vanished and I fear the worst. After the fight I had to save her from the infection I can't believe she has just disappeared! I heard the coyotes the other night so I wonder if they got her? Well if you need to talk you have my number!!!!! Oreo sends his best wishes to you as well.... he is training his new puppys to be good cats! Cat
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Amras Elfwine on April 08, 2009, 08:56:35 AM
I'll play the didge for Tachi tonight at the fire tonight...I bet he hears it all the way from here...thinking warm thoughts for him.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Anna Iram on April 08, 2009, 09:13:32 AM
Same here Bonnie. Good thoughts for the both of you.


Is there no way you can take him along and perhaps limit your time at faire each day to go back to your hotel and tend to your friend? Better than no faire at all....
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on April 08, 2009, 03:34:19 PM
 I had thought of that, Anna! He would not do well on a 2 1/2 hour drive- one way. I need to build him back up a bit.He is happiest at home. Right now he does not need the stress.
 The good news is Tachi is responding to the higher dosage of insulin! He is eating and less wobbly and not drinking as frantically. Hope is in my heart I can pull him through!
 I will miss Scarby this weekend- but If he gets better perhaps I can go in May- or a day trip? Or???
 
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Mast Hugger Kate on April 09, 2009, 06:05:34 PM
We will miss you much this weekend, but you must take care of your dear friend. Hope Tachi gets to feeling better and you can come see us again soon.  ;)
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on April 10, 2009, 01:18:11 PM
 Thanks and hugs Mast Hugger Kate! This was a very hard thing to give up faire for my kitty- but he is really doing much better today!
 I will sure miss being there and seeing all my friends and fairmily!I HOPE I can find another ride back to faire when Tachi is strong again!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Anna Iram on April 10, 2009, 01:40:32 PM
Bonnie, I'm so glad to hear he's doing better. :)
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on April 10, 2009, 03:45:34 PM
 Thanks so much Anna! I am spoiling him this weekend! He has eaten a whole jar of chicken baby food so far today and I have given him fresh catnip! He and Yoshi are snuggled up  in a Siamese ball!
 I am cooking myself a turkey leg for supper- since I can't be at faire! I shall just pretend I am at Scarby!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on April 13, 2009, 03:16:12 PM
 I sure missed Scarby this past weekend, but Tachi is doing better. He is spoiled rotten- but that is in the job description of being a Royal Feline.
 All is in bloom here at Meow Manor. my veggie garden is doing well and the waterlilies are thriving.
 Ah Spring. Hope I can go to Scarby a few more times though. Faire is about all I do for fun.
 Sigh!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on April 13, 2009, 06:26:40 PM
So glad to hear Tachi is better and spoiled!!! I now have a new peke... his name is Asneeze son of Achoo. He was dumped and needed me.... so what can I say I am a sucker for a mushy face! He is not very old and is very well mannered but has an ulcerated eye. We are treating it and hope to have the vet out to look at him and dehorn the 2 calves and the goat this week! We sure have a bunch of silly critters! Ohhh my yard is in full bloom Bonnie!!!! The little roses you brought me cuttings of are pale pink. Look sort of like my pale rose but a bit darker and not as fluffy... you and I were debating if they were the same rose last year... I do not think they are... what is the name of these beauties you gifted???? Also you saw my almost purple, mauvy rose by the veggies that you knew the name of and I forgot to write it down...stupid me! It is SOOOO fragrant!  Well I hope all your Nargles are well control... if not I suggest barbait... works on the rats plaguing the feed room! Cat
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Taffy Saltwater on April 13, 2009, 07:23:32 PM
Such good news about Tachi - Siamese are special.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: LadyShadow on April 13, 2009, 07:45:09 PM
Glad to hear Tachi is doing better.  Hopefully no more down turns.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on April 14, 2009, 09:29:50 AM
 Glad you got a new Peke Cat! Love the name! Will his eye be OK?
 This is awful. I can't remember what cuttings I gave you. Glad they are doing well. I will see if i was smart and wrote down the cuttings I brought in my journal.
 I did not. drat! Perhaps if I look at them I will know?
 Trying to go to Scarby this weekend with Var. Seeing if I can get someone from the Vet to come here to give Tachi his shots. Hope I can work something out. Sigh!
 I love my kitty- but hate missing faire! I hope  Fortune smiles on my problem!  * Waves magick wand!*
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on April 15, 2009, 08:50:55 PM
Well I am treating the eye in the only way you can and *fingers crossed* his eye will heal. He seems better after just 3 doses of antibiotic and I have been putting triple in his bad eye to keep it moist and all. Now it is just hoping! It does seem to be less sore and he seems not to be scratching at it! He is such a doll! So pretty! And such a great waggy tail!

Hope your weekend goes well! Tachi should be fine if they can come to the house to give the shots! Such spoiled rotten puddytats! Cat
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on April 16, 2009, 05:29:46 AM
 The Wand worked!  The vet tech is nice and all seems to be working out- so Scarby is a GO this weekend! I hope Tachi does OK- but this should be much less stress than being boarded.
 I will wave the wand and hope your Peke gets all better, Cat! If anyone can heal him, it is you! He has a wonderful home! Hugs!
 Doing the happy packing for Scarby dance!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on April 16, 2009, 11:54:48 PM
OH so glad you get to make it!!! We had a new rammylamby this am. His momma is Funky Sheep. I love spring! Of the roses you gave me the cuttings of so far 2 have come out pale pink ruffled. Waiting for the others to bloom! The climber I took one cutting off of in Magnolia is blooming now...OH how I love my roses! Cat
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on April 17, 2009, 07:50:34 AM
 I am glad too! Now just need to move this rain away by tomorrow.  Bringing my rain cape just in case Mother Nature wins this round of wet weather!
 I know I gave you several of the same rose cuttings. I wish I could remember what I cut? Might be old Blush? Or if it is very full and like an English cabbage rose more white with a pink blush might be Clotilde Soupert. I have so many roses- I cut what looked healthy last Fall.  If you have an apricot rose- it is Safrano.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on April 20, 2009, 03:51:58 PM
 AHHH! Var and I had a grand weekend at Scarby!
 The rain did cooperate and was gone by Sat AM. The day was cloudy at first but perfect faire weather not too hot- not too cold. I recruited many more FOKTOP Knights and sang The Scotsman at the unofficial pub sing! I also did a bit of bartering and am very happy about that! Sunday was cool and breezy with not a cloud in the sky!
 Perfect faire weather.  Var attended to Royal Guard duties and I drifted which ever the breeze blew me! Fun to see Avid from the Tenn Renn faire! 
  The weekend went by WAY too fast!
  Tachi was OK and did much better with the Vet tech coming in to give him his shots. He ate well and seemed happier. He goes in for a check up on Wed AM.
 Today was back to the dratted reality- but I dealt with the huge tree limb that fell in front of Meow Manor and a stuck lock on a rain warped door and muddy garb and grocery shopping!
 I like faire much better!
 Looking forward to Pirate weekend and hopefully a day trip or 2 back to Scarby?
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: jayson09 on April 21, 2009, 02:26:19 AM

hopefully they been together and they put in the same matches.


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Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on April 21, 2009, 02:05:39 PM
 I am busy spraying Meow Manor with Nargle be Gone!  POOF***<<<< Away with you dratted Nargles!
 I had quite an infestation here lately.
 The tree limb was solved- the city carted it away for me . Then Starbucks fax machine decided to make my life interesting by calling my number every 3 or 4 minutes. Annoying in the extreme! I called the closest Starbucks and beseeched them to MAKE IT STOP!
 That worked.
  My Royal fishies were acting strange and hiding and I found out why. A green Heron was trying to make them his lunch.
 I got out Lord A's BB gun to put a scare into the heron- I could never hit it- and a BB jammed in it sideways!  Then no hot water upstairs. What a day.
 I have spent today fixing all the problems and I am just about done! Tired too. I have hot water and the BB is out of the gun! I hope Nargle season is over here!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on April 21, 2009, 10:24:09 PM
Seems there have been nargle infestations everywhere. They ate the well pump, now the belts on both mowers have to be fixed... one stretched out one broke! And we think we have the rat nargles gone from the feed room.... those dudes were MONSTERS!  So I need a bit of Nargle spray too. Perhaps we should all spray to rid the states of them!

Well puppies had their 2nd pup shot yesterday... then we had the vet out and had the calves dehorned. The peke is doing great. He is such a doll. Will get pictures of him so I can share. Doc checked his eye and says it is looking good and to just keep doing what I am doing. Asneeze is sure he found heaven. He got new toys today and part of a chicken Subway while out on the town! He is now adjusting to all of us and has decided that Mike will not hurt him... he acted like he had a man abuse him but he is a VERY forgiving sort and now wags and begs for Mike to pet him. I think he is not very old..9-12 months.... Can't understand people dumping dogs!  Well wish I could have made the faire but this place is nuts! Cat
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on April 22, 2009, 01:46:26 PM
 Tis the season for Nargles! I'll send you the heavy duty spray Cat! LOL! Can't wait to see your new Peke!
 Took Tachi to the vet for a check up.  He is OK for now- but the diseases he has are not curable and we fear his kidneys might fail. I will love him while I can- but he is so dear to me.I can hope it is for a while! My vet is so nice! Tachi is well loved there and all knew his loud ROWWWW! He is like a Siamese rock star!
 Going on a day trip to Scarby on sat! Yayyy!
 That is easier than a weekend for me. I want to get in as much faire as I can!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on April 23, 2009, 10:44:47 PM
I can't wait for you to meet Asneeze. He is just a DOLL! His eye is looking WAY clearer now... I may beat the ulcer with luck!  He even plays now... amazing what good health does for a doggie! I will get a pic of him to post... I need to just haul out the camera and get snapping!!!!! The Lilliput girls are growing but are still small! They are SOOOOOO cute and sweet! Well if you need a new kitten Oreo's momma is preggers again! I got word today. Mike was brave enough to tell me after his boss said that... I told him I am tempted but I will refrain from getting another 2 kittens!!!! 4 house cats is about all I can handle!! Cat
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on April 24, 2009, 07:14:53 AM
 I want pictures! Glad the eye is clearing up too! You are a good nurse Cat!
 No kittens for me right now. Taking care of Tachi is about all I can handle.
If I were to get another kitten in the future I would love another Siamese.
 Good news!    The heron got hit  in the tail by a bb. It made an AWWK- and flew off and has not been back.I only got a few feathers. It was not hurt. I hope it stays away! My poor fish have been hiding for days. I wonder if any koi are left?
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on April 24, 2009, 01:31:38 PM
If they take the small fish they can eat I do not feel as bad as when they try to eat the big ones and just stab and kill them... Glad your magic is holding up... BB magic that is! They are such gorgeous birds but they can be hard to deal with. Most likely a younger one who is looking for an easy meal!!! We had a HUGE scarecrow at the old place to slow them down.... My mom and I had built a 12x12 by 24" pond in her old garden and it had a waterfall and HUGE koi (both bf/lion and plain) the herons stabbed all but a few then came back and got those as well. Made us crazy! Then we made the scarecrow and it slowed them down!  GRRRR I should get off here and sew!!! Cat
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on April 24, 2009, 03:31:53 PM
 Perhaps I need to do a scareheron? It was BACCKKK!
 I have never made a scarecrow. I was hoping one would just show up from Munchkinland! LOL! the singing dancing ones are the best!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: dbaldock on April 24, 2009, 11:50:06 PM
They make those Motion Controlled Sprinklers to dissuade animals from being on your lawn or garden.  If you point the sensor toward the area of your pond where the Heron lands, the resulting spray from the sprinkler should scare it off.

Take Care,
David Baldock
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on April 26, 2009, 11:35:17 AM
 Thanks David! I will check it out! Dratted heron!
 I had a great time at Scarby yesterday. The day went by WAY TOO fast!
 The weather was OK but got a bit hot and sticky in the afternoon. Glad I decided on my cotton gauze gown.
 I went to the $5 wine tasting. The Entertainment was a group of very talented German Dancers from a high school dance club.
 The German Twins did their rap also.
 Sorry, I hate rap and was not amused. Rap at faire is just so wrong! The wine was good.
  I Saw so many friends and listened to some good music and walked a lot.
 I went with Melkar. He was so good to take me! We had a nice drive up and back! Very congenial company!
 Tired today- but my kitties are happy I am home!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: dbaldock on April 26, 2009, 01:54:13 PM
Glad to hear you had a good day at Scarby!

Looks like the "Motion Activated Water Spray" type of Animal Repellent is available from about $48.

Google Shopping - Motion Activated Water Spray (http://www.google.com/products?q=%22Motion+Activated%22+Water+Spray&hl=en&scoring=p)


You couldn't ask your cats to go on a rotating Heron Patrol?  :D


Take Care,
David Baldock
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on April 26, 2009, 05:33:53 PM
Try stuffing a shirt and pants and add a hat and streamers off the arms... and perhaps a pie pan or two that rattle when the wind blows might help... Hard to say the sprinkler MIGHT work..... herons are weird birds! Cat
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on April 27, 2009, 07:54:32 AM
 What do you use for stuffing? Hoping a scareheron might work.
 
 $48 is steep for me right now. I will see what I can find around here.
Batman is my only out door hunter cat. He ignores the heron.
 
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on May 01, 2009, 10:32:03 AM
 I am hoping my heron has moved on. With all the rain lately- I have not seen it.
 I have been feeling a bit down and under the weather lately.  Nothing a good dose of faire can't cure-  going again in 2 weeks- unless a ride comes up before then. All is lush and green here.  Perhaps our drought is over?
 
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on May 03, 2009, 09:28:02 AM
We use shopping bags.... the ones you get EVERYWHERE! They hold up well in the rain and all and it is a great use for them!!!! Cat
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on May 03, 2009, 12:17:47 PM
 Great idea Cat! Thanks! I would not have thought of that!
 I am hoping the heron has moved on. The fish are acting more normal and not hiding.
 I am weeding today. It is an overwhelming job- but I try to cope. Today is cope day!
 Need to find a wizard who enjoys garden spells! Begone weeds! Somehow my spells against the weeds don't work. I have to get rid of them the old fashioned way. Thinking of faire in 2 weeks keeps me going.
 My sweet Tachi is still hanging in there- as am I.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on May 03, 2009, 10:13:32 PM
Yes I understand the weed problem!!! I too need a good weed be gone spell! I have been busy busy with the new pups and the new peke! He makes me work.... I have to put all the rocks around the pond back nearly every day! He carries them around and chews them! I call him my rock hound!  Glad to hear your Tachi is doing better! My gardens look great! The veggies are doing great! What happened to your latest White wizard prospect??
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on May 04, 2009, 02:55:38 PM
 I am beat from weeding today. Funny about the Peke rock hound! LOL!
 I will renn mail about the wizard , Cat.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on May 06, 2009, 02:13:31 PM
 Doing the happy Dance again!
 I have a ride to Scarby on sat! Huzzah!
 Off to check the weather and decide on garb!
 
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on May 06, 2009, 11:49:49 PM
Something COOL! UGGH it was hot today! Got my new old tractor today. It is a 70's International/Cub Cadet Loboy! Will get pics after we finish repainting it and all! Cat
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on May 07, 2009, 10:57:38 AM
 Hot and humid here too! A tractor! Yayyy! I just got finished trimming boxwood hedges! I am dripping from the humidity! Beware of ladies with power tools- and tractors too!
 So much to do here! I need a wizard's apprentice!
 LOL!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Var Greyshadow on May 08, 2009, 06:57:44 AM
Just be careful that apprentice doesn't enchant and multiply the mop bucket!  Better to have a few non-magical peasants.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on May 08, 2009, 08:00:29 AM
 Not looking for mouse eared apprentices!
 Perhaps peasants would be more useful around here. Still waiting for my Birthday peasant! LOL!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on May 10, 2009, 10:27:09 PM
I am hoping for a b-day peasant as well..... Next month I expect mine to appear to do all the hard chores! SIGH. Perhaps I need a pool boy... but no pool.... UGGHHH hard to be the magic of the place without wearing me out!  Hope your Faire weekend was great Bonnie. I know it was HOT! Cat
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on May 11, 2009, 01:47:15 PM
 I had a great Sat at Faire! It was not as hot in Waxahachie. Very nice weather Spell! I lost my bag there with my lunch and scotch flask. I posted about the experience under the Scarby thread- lost and found.  Luckily it was found. I laughed that my flask was returned empty. Some Rennie with good taste enjoyed a nice single malt! Small price to pay for getting the rest back!
 Reaper got good pictures of me dancing!
 I went to my property tax protest hearing this AM- and I got my appraisal lowered! YAYYY Me!
 Busy this week getting ready for me Evil Twin Sister and her crew!
 They will invade Scarby next weekend!
 Yo Ho!
 I hope I can whip up another good weather spell- cooler - for her!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on May 12, 2009, 06:02:02 PM
 OK I made a ScareHeron.  I did not invest a lot of time - no money and little effort in this project. I will see if it works!  It scares ME! LOL! I bet I won't have any crows in my yard! LOL!
  Sure HOT here today.
 Still working on the Pirate weekend cool spell potion!
 I hope all the Pirates appreciate my efforts!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on May 15, 2009, 10:28:48 AM
 My Evil Pirate Twin is here and getting ready to go to Scarby.  I am lending her my jewelry- but she will probably say she stole it! I also notice the Scotch larder is depleted. I'll be glad when they finally go and I can have some peace and Quiet! Pirates!
 My scare Heron seems to be working. My fish are lots happier.
 I keep thinking there is a stranger in my back yard!
 I had a neighbor with a weed whacker come and help with my garden beds here! I am so grateful for the help! I have nice neighbors here!
  Doing the happy dance! The passes I won at TRF arrived.  Yayyy! Huzzah!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on May 23, 2009, 12:45:07 PM
 Busy getting ready for the final weekend of Scarby! I found a ride for Sunday and Monday. Huzzah for friends!
 Working on weather spells to keep the rain and heat away. Not easy on this weekend. Mother Nature thinks it should be wet- or hot- or both.
 I have been very busy working on my garden. I had help from my neighbor! What a difference a bit of help makes! Things are looking better!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on June 07, 2009, 11:46:45 AM
 Sorry I have not been on much. Life is getting "interesting". It remains to be seen if it is good interesting or not.
 My alchemy is not going well and my financial guru has told me to cut expenses- yet again- by a lot.
 What to cut back next? Eating?
 I don't do lots of that anyway- but the Royal felines need to eat.
 I have decided the only way out of this mess is to rent a room out at Meow Manor.
 Busy getting things moved out of my guest room/ garb room. Sigh.It was great having a whole room for garb!
 No July ARRG here this year. They will do it at Sherwood.I am sad about that.
  I am hoping things look brighter after the full moon gets done sending me bad stuff. 
 I sure wish I had help- but tackling the mountain of STUFF I have to move - must be done. I have made a dent.I am getting lots of exercise!
 Not much time to get online- but that will come to an end- I hope. Sending spells that the economy will improve and with it my alchemy!
 I won't give up faire.
 Glad this hit AFTER Scarby. I had a good time there and met so many old and new friends!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: LadyShadow on June 07, 2009, 12:56:18 PM
I am truly sorry to hear what has been  happening.  And I hope that all will turn around and be grand once again.  Best of luck.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on June 07, 2009, 02:34:15 PM
 Thanks and Hugs Lady Shadow!
 I am strong. I can deal with adversity! Hopefully things will get better for us all soon!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Moon Dawg on June 07, 2009, 10:20:02 PM
Tis not the full of the moon that brings adversity. Mercury is in retrograde right now and therein lies your problem. The Full of the moon is the height of the lady's power. Use the waning to drain off negative energy and at the new moon begin your spells of power and let then grow with the waxing as the Lady's power grows once again in strength.
Namaste
Moon)Dawg
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on June 08, 2009, 11:48:31 AM
 I know about Mercury in retrograde! Not fun.
  Thanks for the tips Moon)Dawg!
 I am so tired I am not thinking straight!
 Draining of negative energy will proceed!
 I need more just plain energy too!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on June 09, 2009, 04:02:26 PM
WOW! Bonnie,
I can imagine the piles of stuff you need to move! I would hate to have to move stuff out of a room here!!! Mercury needs to be shot out of the sky... then lets see it go retrograde!!!!! I did my best on my BDay sunday but I fear I am still not a great Skeet(Mercury was moving too fast) shooter yet. I think I was about 1 out of 7 maybe! UGGH!  Maybe the others have something with using the big guns... my 410 did not even wing Merc!!!! Looking forward to TRF... just not NOW! How are the kitties??? cat
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on June 09, 2009, 06:02:55 PM
 I am making headway. My problem now is where??? to put ALL the vintage clothing I had stored in the 10 foot long closet. 1920's fur coats, Linen auto dusters, velvet gowns from the 1930's! even a red ryder vintage BB gun- probably from the 1940's? Hats, shoes, purses, gloves, neckties-  I am bogged down today- but will go at it again tomorrow. I called some vintage clothing dealers- but all are busy or broke! LOL! My back is broke! Ouch!
 Good luck shooting Mercury! Hope it works! It is causing problems! I am going retrograde too! Watch ME!
OOOH Sorry I missed your B. day Cat. Too much going on here!  We can celebrate our un birthdays when I come for TRF.
 Kitties are upset at the mess and moving their stuff! This is their house- not mine!
 Tachi is still hanging in there! Yoshi is helping me. Sabu is under the bed snarling and Chingy is cute! Batman is catching lizards!
 I LIKE lizards. Sigh.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: dbaldock on June 10, 2009, 07:01:15 AM
...
Kitties are upset at the mess and moving their stuff! This is their house- not mine!
Tachi is still hanging in there! Yoshi is helping me. Sabu is under the bed snarling and Chingy is cute! Batman is catching lizards!
I LIKE lizards. Sigh.


Do you think this "Cat Remote (http://www.thinkgeek.com/homeoffice/supplies/b640/)" would help?   ;D


Take Care,
David Baldock
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on June 10, 2009, 08:45:44 AM
 LOL! I needed that laugh this AM! Thanks David!  The cats are the ones in control!  They must have people remotes! Feed me! Brush me! Pat Me! Let me out! Give me a treat! I want to play! ETC!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on June 10, 2009, 04:50:13 PM
YUP the animals have the remote! Well this place is always nuts... Build a bigger house get more stuff.... this is the way of things! Hope you get it sorted out.  Did you try the costume rental shops in Austin??? Perhaps they could use them or maybe the theatre! GOOD LUCK! Cat
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on June 14, 2009, 09:06:50 AM
 Another attack of the Nargles here!
 I will not be online much. I lost my A/C upstairs- but the good news is the pool is fixed. It is HOT- over 100 degrees here.
 I have the guest room and bath ready to rent. I moved mountains and got it done. My realtor will list it today.
 I got my vintage stuff put away and will deal with the selling of it soon. A few things are or craigslist. Costume places are not interested in paying much for really nice vintage clothing.
 Sad news. I will have to say goodbye to one of my cats. She is not adjusting to all this well and is vicious and misbehaving. Attacking me and the other cats. This decision is not easy.
 Sigh. Life is not easy right now. More anon- when it is cooler.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on June 14, 2009, 11:58:06 PM
OHHH Sorry to hear about the AC.... that is rough! Need Nargle repellent!!! Hope you get a good home for your bad kitty! Sometimes animal refuse to accept changes! Mine all seem to take it in stride! That is just LUCK! Well off to bed loaded hay in the field and then got almost all in the barn stacked this PM...still abit in the trailer to unload in the AM>..... Sooooo tired!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on June 15, 2009, 10:22:48 AM
 The A/C people are coming out this afternoon. It was a rough weekend.
 Today is a sad day for me. It was 2 years ago on June 15 that Lord A passed away.  I am keeping busy today dealing with lots of problems- but remembering him and his love. Raise a glass to him at 4:30 this afternoon!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Rani Zemirah on June 15, 2009, 12:38:54 PM
My dearest Bonnie, you are in my thoughts this day and every other.  I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved, though also grateful that you had so many wonderfully joyous years and memories you shared with your Lord A.  I will be keeping the two of you in mind today as I go through my routine, and will toast the two of you at the appropriate hour, and with, I hope, the appropriate beverage, if I can find it.

Though today will be melancholy for you, my dear, I hope it will also bring you many smiles as you recall the life you two have shared, and the sweetness of the love created between you, that lingers about you, still...

May your pain be more diminished by your joys each day...
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on June 16, 2009, 07:21:27 AM
 Thank you Rani Z. I had a nice evening with renn fairmily. We remembered Lord A.
 I was pampered a bit. That was wonderful! I love my friends!
 Now back to the grind again today. The A/c guy was here and we thought the problem was fixed- but it was 84 upstairs again last PM. A/C is blowing hot air. Not fixed. I have another call in. Waiting for my room to be listed and the pool guy to come. ARRGGH! Another day of being hot tired and worried and waiting for people to fix things!
 Trying to stay calm. OHHHMMMM!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on June 16, 2009, 02:51:32 PM
AWWW sorry that all is going haywire! Glad you had some fun with the ren hoard. Lord A is always with you... even in this hour of hot and miserable! Did they check the outside coils? The ones in the Attic... if they are dirty it can cause some of that! Downside to having had a dad in the A/C heating business is I know when all is lost! sounds like you may have a freon leak if not dirty coils... or a bad dryer! The magic of A/C is that when it works it is great and when it doesn't it really is a PAIN! I hope they get it working for very little dough! Wave your magic wand over the unit and ask it to work!

Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on June 17, 2009, 12:52:51 PM
 Magick wand waving and lots of potions did the job!
 The A/C problem was a loose wire and a bad contact switch. All is working and I am cool and comfortable again.
 My good pool guy cleaned my pool yesterday afternoon so that is clean and working.
 I cleaned my pond this AM and watered.
 Now all will be well if I can get a good renter!* Waves wand hopefully!*
 I am worn out by all I have been through. It is finally catching up with me. I may sleep for a week! LOL!
 Royal Siamese are out in the heat. They hate the A/C! Crazy cats!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Lady Neysa on June 17, 2009, 01:56:14 PM
I only just read all that you've been going through as I haven't been on much lately.  I'm very sorry for all the headaches and heartaches you've been suffering.  Hopefully things will be looking up soon.  Hopefully you'll find a good renter, and perhaps make a new friend at the same time!  Good luck! 
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on June 17, 2009, 02:26:32 PM
 Thanks and Hugs Lady Neysa!
 I am hoping for a renter who will be a friend too! That would be lovely. This is such a beautiful quiet serene place. Fun to share it with someone nice!
 I am trying to catch up on posts myself!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on June 17, 2009, 04:26:57 PM
AHHHH! Good news! That was a nice easy fix! Now I am hoping for your mysterious house guest(IE Renter) to show themselves by tomorrow waving fistfuls of golden coin of the realm! Perhaps it will be a nice lady who loves to garden and clean ponds???? Well back to my hole to cut leather!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on June 22, 2009, 04:20:59 PM
 Busy and a bit sad time here. I had to call Animal control to come and get Sabu. She was impossible to deal with and attacking me and the other cats. It was a difficult decision for me to make. It took the officer a half an hour to get her. He knew what I was going through when he finally got her. She has always been difficult.
 I think the rest of the Royal Felines will be happier. Down to 4 now.
 No magical renter- yet- but I have hope someone will appear soon. They have to. Times are hard all around.
 I have stuff listed on E-bay and craigslist. Sad to not have the ARRG here in July- but maybe  next year will be better and I can host the party here again!
 I did go to see Marc Gunn at the Saxon pub in Austin Sunday. Free concert! A good friend picked me up. I cooked her supper! It was nice to get away from it all for a bit.
 Waiting for another repairman this afternoon. The new ice maker is leaking down the side of my freezer. Always something. ****Waving magick want so things get better here soon! POOF!<<<<<!****
 
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: RenRobin on June 22, 2009, 05:03:29 PM
((((HUGS!))))  Sorry to hear  of your loss and that you are still having ice maker woes.  I say an extra special prayer for you my queen.

Robin
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on June 23, 2009, 07:19:27 AM
 Thanks Robin! The ice maker is fixed! It cost a service charge. Ouch!
 I drink a lot of ice water.
 Now hoping I get a good renter. Not getting much response to my ads on craigslist. I am worried.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: LadyShadow on June 23, 2009, 09:23:35 AM
Have you considered posting adds on Backpage as well?  I usually get better response on backpage than I do craigslist.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Anna Iram on June 23, 2009, 09:30:11 AM


Bonnie, how about asking nearby churches if they have a board you can post on for a roommate?

Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on June 23, 2009, 06:14:06 PM
 What is backpage?  I guess like craigslist? I will see if I can find it. I will try anything!
 I have my listing posted at the church, library, post office, chamber of Commerce, city Hall and Edward Jones!  I had someone look today- but don't know if they will rent yet. They have to go through my realtor. It is a police dispatcher! I guess she would be safe!
 Waving my magick want won't hurt though! *** Come perfect renter!!! POOF!!!<<<<<****!!!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on June 23, 2009, 06:55:26 PM
 Thanks Lady Shadow! I just posted my ad on Backpage!
 Any other suggestions will be happily accepted!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: LadyShadow on June 23, 2009, 10:55:30 PM
There is another one called OLX, but I usually have problems getting messages from that one.  So I dont usually suggest it.  Glad to hear you made it to backpage.  Like I said, I have more success with them than I do on craigslist.

Best of luck.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: DT_Masters on June 24, 2009, 04:50:35 AM
I am making headway. My problem now is where??? to put ALL the vintage clothing I had stored in the 10 foot long closet. 1920's fur coats, Linen auto dusters, velvet gowns from the 1930's! even a red ryder vintage BB gun- probably from the 1940's? Hats, shoes, purses, gloves, neckties-  I am bogged down today- but will go at it again tomorrow. I called some vintage clothing dealers- but all are busy or broke! LOL! My back is broke! Ouch!
 Good luck shooting Mercury! Hope it works! It is causing problems! I am going retrograde too! Watch ME!
OOOH Sorry I missed your B. day Cat. Too much going on here!  We can celebrate our un birthdays when I come for TRF.
 Kitties are upset at the mess and moving their stuff! This is their house- not mine!
 Tachi is still hanging in there! Yoshi is helping me. Sabu is under the bed snarling and Chingy is cute! Batman is catching lizards!
 I LIKE lizards. Sigh.


I can appreciate the problem. I am finding out that there are a few difficulties to being a Generalist Extraordinaire! I may know a lot about a lot, I may be able to do a lot about a lot, but I am also finding out that that means having a lot of stuff about a lot!......................and I don't have a lot to put it in.

My big storage taker is information in general which means books, pictures, notes, tapes, disks. There are books from my fav evil, 1/2 Price, that are waiting for spots on the shelves that are triple and quadrupled stacked. Shelves that run from the floor to the ceiling. Pictures waiting to be scanned into the computer (and posted to the net) and boxes of DLSR pictures waiting to be put into albums. 20+ years of tape waiting to be transferred to disk....and it won't stop there for then it needs to be catelogued. As I am typing this, I am transferring files between hard drives which were pulled out of a crashing computer that needs to be reconfigured........but eventually, those files need to be sorted to some degree. I can spend days at the keyboard, accomplishing something in the worlds of electrons, but in the end, what do I have to show for it? What forgotten country have I rediscovered with new expanded boundaries?

And, of course, there are always new prizes from the hunt coming in!

I'm unsure how the EgypKits take this opening up of space here and there. I would often say, "It's one big kitten playground!".....but I think they like the open hallways now (accomplished by stacking the boxes even higher in a few rooms). It might remind them of the time when they really were kittens when they would chase each other from the den, turn 90 to go down the small hallway, turn 90 again to leap up and run across the top of the sofa (after slamming into the fish tank (since deactivated)), turn 90 to run down the space where the ballet barre/mirror is, then turn the final 90 to go thru the kitchen..............and back again. And if the lead one didn't make the 90 to the sofa but went into the bedroom and hid, the chaser might miss that crucial point.

Just remember, though: dogs watch us come home from the supermarket or the mall and must think we are the greatest hunters who ever lived!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: eloquentXI on June 25, 2009, 12:20:47 AM
Bonnie, I will be in Austin from Sunday through Tuesday and was wondering if I could stop by Meow Manor and visit both you and the Royal Felines while I'm in the area? :)
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on June 25, 2009, 02:32:00 PM
 HUGS! Of course Elo! I would LOVE to see you! Just let me know when. You have my number- or e-mail. Fun to get together again! It gives me something to look forward to!
 Things are rough here right now- but trying to keep my spirits up!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: eloquentXI on June 25, 2009, 04:46:16 PM
I'll get your number from Cassidy and give you a call on either Saturday or Sunday! :) Very much looking forward to it!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on June 25, 2009, 06:06:49 PM
 OK! It will be great to get together. Leave a message if I am out. E-mail works fine too. I check it often.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on June 29, 2009, 04:05:25 PM
 We had a mini pool party here at Meow Manor! fun day!  Eloquent and Element of Air were here!  I made Wizard fries and Magick burgers. Enjoyed a bit of girl talk and visiting! The Royal felines enjoyed the company too!
 Fun day! I needed this!  Good to get away from my problems for a few hours with fairmily!
 HUGS!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: dbaldock on June 29, 2009, 05:27:30 PM
Glad to hear the three of you had a fun day!   ;D

Take Care,
David Baldock
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on June 29, 2009, 09:29:15 PM
Wish I could get away!!!! I need a vacation! AH well glad you had some fun... Cat
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on June 30, 2009, 01:45:12 PM
 Nice to have a bit of fun now and then! We all need it.I sure needed it! Friends are so important when life hands you a few hard knocks!
 Take a break and come and see me Cat?I'd love to have you visit! Not looking like I will be getting away anywhere for a while!
 I am hoping for better times ahead.
 We got 10 minutes of rain today and it is not over 100 degrees!
 Whoop!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on June 30, 2009, 09:11:24 PM
I doubt I can escape! We are hauling 4 days a week and working around the farm the rest... Goint to John's for the 4th... he has a pool! He and Jan are old friends! Will be a blast!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on July 01, 2009, 12:59:38 PM
 Drat! OH well! I sure understand. No plans here for the 4th. I guess I need to find somewhere to go- or someone to come here!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on July 03, 2009, 12:20:23 PM
 I sold a staff today! Huzzah and also found some new recruits for FOKTOP! Huzzah and kill the peeps!
 Still hot here. It looks like fall with so many leaves off the trees. my roses are dieing. I will find out what the toughest ones are- if any live!
 Just me and the Royal felines for the 4th!
 I guess I will watch fireworks from the pool!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: DT_Masters on July 03, 2009, 03:18:22 PM
Kittens in the pool????????.................THEY MUST BE TIGERS!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on July 03, 2009, 06:01:10 PM
 LOL! Siamesers on swimboards! ???  ROWWW!
 Not really!  They will stay safe in the house. I will be by the pool.  not sure Royal Felines like things that go BOOM!
 
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on July 05, 2009, 12:08:49 PM
 Fireworks exploded in the sky right behind my pool. I watched from my screened porch. It was way too buggy in the pool. The Royal Felines did not understand the BOOMS- but liked the pretty colors!
  Glad the 4th is over.
 I have so many memories of that time- 1776! Lord A and I met fighting the Revolutionary War. Long story- wizards and time travel etc!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Lairde Daniel on July 06, 2009, 08:12:09 AM
Enjoyed our visit over the holidays!  Caitlin has already worked numerous enchantments with her new staff!  I have her working on a time displacement spell to hurry the time till the faire.  Look forward to seeing you soon ;D
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Lady_Lily on July 06, 2009, 10:57:33 AM
Stopping by to say hello! It seems like TRF 2007 was so so so long ago. Would love to get away from MN to come visit TX for some time! I'll be thinking good things for you in hopes that better times come for you fast!!!!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on July 06, 2009, 11:23:30 AM
 Hi Lady Lily!
 Hugs and thanks! I hope you can make your way to TRF again too!
 I enjoyed our visit too Lairde Daniel! So glad the staff is working well for Caitlin!
 Hope her time displacement spells work soon! I need TRF right now! Way too much reality in my life right now! LOL!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on July 06, 2009, 12:44:33 PM
Hope you find your new roomy soon! That would help the evil moolah situation! Looking forward to faire!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on July 06, 2009, 01:59:13 PM
 I do too! I have been selling things to help with my faulty alchemy spells.  I need a clean, quiet , non smoking Roomie who has $$$ for a room! That will help my problems!
 I think they are waiting out this heatwave?
 Dealing with my cursed, demonic ,possessed Kitchen Aid Freezer and the ice maker from hell again today. No ice this AM. Drat!  I fooled with it and think I have it working again- but my wand is at the ready. It was NEW and put in in March. It should work. Probably made in China out of saran wrap.
 Some days I just want to hide in my closet and come out when it is time for TRF. I need faire. Fie on reality.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: DT_Masters on July 06, 2009, 03:10:26 PM
I can agree on fie on reality. I finished Volume 15 of my diaries, er, ahem!, journals in less than two months, with about half of it being written/drawn since June 30th! It seems when I'd rather not dwell in this world, I flee to there to write, draw, and dream.....and the drawing is getting more dedicated. Ended Vol 15, start Vol 16 with curvy corner dragons.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on July 06, 2009, 07:32:42 PM
 Sounds like you have been busy indeed DT! I would love time to write draw and dream- but I keep getting attacked by Nargles!  not conducive to creating. Alas!
 I bet your journals are fascinating! how are the Egyptkits?
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on July 06, 2009, 11:49:03 PM
I think the nargle infestation has been working here as well. We had a new well pump installed in April and now it seems we need a well!GRRRRRRRRRRRRR! Then add Homey the accident prone colt seems to be lame again... hoping it is simply the adhesions breaking loose in the foot...from his other accidents! Then Warchild showed up lame on the same leg as last year... the one he got snake bit on during Ike! I hate nargles messing with the race horses! And worse the water well! Maybe your antinargle spells will finally work if we get rain!!!!!!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: DT_Masters on July 07, 2009, 03:31:47 AM
Thank you, My Queen.

How are the EgyptKITS? In a word....WILD. Osiris gave me a good swing last night as I was leaving for work, put 4-5 bleeding holes in my right forearm. I guess he just wanted a little something to remember Daddy by (I swabbed it with alcohol and bandaged it when I got to work). Osiris is everywhere for attention; Isis will come up to me when I am trying to catch sleep and look at me with her innocent eyes. Both are probably wondering what is going on with me being gone so much taking care of Mom's affairs......and coming home with the scent of Mom's cat on me.

It is "comforting to know" that what little progress I make in spring cleaning rapidly falls back into entrophy...........as arranged by the EgyptKITS.

The diaries I started in 2001 when I picked up the first one while shopping with Mom at Garden Ridge. It was one with a cat with a computer mouse in its mouth on the cover. I haven't always been dedicated about making an entry day to day. In Spring 2007, for example, I went something like two months without an entry. When one reflects a lot of the day about life in thought, it's difficult to put it down in writing later..........................these days, HOWEVER, it tends to be a necessary salvation!

Half Price Books tends to be my friend in this pursuit ...... and the reason why my apartment is bursting at the seems in the book area. I go in, search for those which are most conductive to my pen, such as those that are spiral and have line page, blank page, line page, blank page, etc.., and pick up loads of those. There are several blank ones, waiting for that day when they become a volume.

I started adding the drawings to them mostly after seeing the Dr. Who episode "Human Nature"......but also when I had to start to keep acting journals with representations of what my current thoughts were. Ie, I was studying up to play a real person, be their double, so there's a picture in there of Blofield from Diamonds are Forever. That's a simple enough illustration..........some of the other representations are very private. Something of a kick there, actually. While my acting classmates, real theatre arts majors, had school composition notebooks, here I am with my smaller but more formal journals, complete with a book plate on the front that says it's mine. When it comes to books and libraries, I tend to be something of a classic.

But also, in doing my own art work, there's an official public reason, an official private reason, and that it helps me dream into the worlds that a lot here like to play in as they can. Official, public: to develop my pencil illustration skill so I can record in those places where I can't have a camera. Official private: 2 reasons. First of all, I find it helps me have a new appreciation for those I take pictures of, for future projects, by sketching my work. Secondly, well, to live another life by being the art student........by the by, I have been described, once, as one of the groupies of an art teacher, the students who hung around her, followed her around.

And then there is being able to be in the worlds that one cannot actually be in.......but feel like they are in it because they draw it. I was copying a work on my wall the other day, Pena's "Maiden on Pegasus". It shows a topless maiden on Pegasus in flight, she's falconing, she's at altitude, there is a distant castle, perhaps hers, far below. (Right now, I'm not good enough to do my own work, so I practice on others, photographs as my models. Been doing a lot of "Tin Man".)

Okay, one can't be, can't do that.................but drawing it helps me to sort of feel what it is like. Of course, I suppose, it helps if one has read a few Pern stories as well.

It's rather interesting looking back at older diary entries, when things and people were not known for who they were. There was an entry about one TRF years back when Lady Kat was only known to me as "Blue Cat" and Kyva was "Warrior Woman".

Got to go, Volume 16 is calling!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Drouzin on July 10, 2009, 09:25:56 AM
Hey there Bonnie!!  Just wanted to pop in and give a little wave ;D!  I think there is a nation wide nargle invasion, yesterday they threw my take out dinner right out the car when I opened the door!  Oh well, the ants ate well last night.  I think the room mate thing is a great idea; I'd send my son right over but he only meets two of your three requirements.  Sigh, if only he'd learn how to clean. :-*
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: indigocenter on July 10, 2009, 09:33:10 AM
It tis a shame that we will not be at the Watermelon Festival Parade of the morrow to show the Sherwood Forest to the McDadeans, but alas 106 degrees is not conducive to a fun frolic me thinks!  I wish those stout folk who do turn out a hardy cheer!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on July 11, 2009, 10:13:56 AM
106 is not a good thing to play in... unless swimming! Watermelon fest sounds YUMMY!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on July 11, 2009, 11:25:22 AM
 I was going to join the paraders for Sherwood- but sanity stepped in and told me Heat stroke at my age is not fun! A nose dive into the pavement would not be a good thing for Sherwood- or my nose!
 I am offering the  hardy marchers a after parade cool off in my pool.  Alas- I am not a fan of watermelon.
 I have someone coming to look at my room this afternoon! Keeping fingers crossed. Getting out wand and brewing magick potions!  I hope this one works out! $$$ would be nice to have.
 Fie on Nargles everywhere! I need to send you Nargle Be Gone spray, Drouzin! I need to use some too! PHHHHTTTTT<<<<<!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: LadyShadow on July 11, 2009, 04:31:42 PM
I'm sure the ones in the parade would love the cool down.  And I hope you have the best of luck with the possible renter coming by.  Crossing all my fingers for you.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: indigocenter on July 11, 2009, 04:49:42 PM
My dear Queen, Sir David and I are wont of your company this eve to dine if you be available...wouldst thou?
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on July 11, 2009, 06:16:34 PM
 Alas! The (hopefully) renter was looking at my room! Sorry I could not join you. I think he liked it! Keeping fingers crossed. I will know Monday.  Ask me again another time! Sorry I missed out on your company! Thank you for thinking of me!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Lady Renee Buchanan on July 11, 2009, 06:23:58 PM
Queen Bonnie, I most humbly request a spell.

If you take your 106 degrees along with our 60 degrees, and add them together and divide them in half, then both of our locations could have a nice, comfortable 83 degrees.

Tomorrow is Bristol opening, and though the weather forecasters do call for a partly cloudy day with the highs in the low 80's, a spell from you would be sure to make it happen.

Grammercy.     ;D
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on July 11, 2009, 07:13:26 PM
 I will give it a try Lady Renee! Not sure my weather spells work long distance! We sure could use cooler here! POOF!!!^^^<<<
 Enjoy your faire! Hugs!!!!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on July 11, 2009, 10:14:12 PM
Well I do hope it works though it has been much nicer here in Navasota than the areas around us.... at least in the shade or in the evening... we have had a coolish breeze to make it bearable! But 80's would be SOOOOOO wonderful!  A bit of rain would not hurt either!!!! POOF us again QB!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Lady Renee Buchanan on July 11, 2009, 10:35:00 PM
I will give you all of our rain.  We really haven't had a summer yet.  Last Sunday was nice, sunny & in the low 80's.  The rest of the week, rain and/or in the 60's.  Friday night we had a downpour, and even this morning early it rained.

It was supposed to be nice for Bristol tomorrow (3 hours away NE), but now the forecast shows rain in the afternoon.
Queen Bonnie, another spell, please!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Trillium on July 11, 2009, 10:36:26 PM
Be careful with those poofs!!  We don't want too many!  No more Ike's....
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on July 12, 2009, 07:40:05 AM
 Magick takes a lot of energy and - no I don't need to whip up another Ike or Katrina!
 I have to be sparing with Weather spells! I want Mother Nature to work with me for TRF this year- so need to get on her good side!
 I would love rain and 70's here- but alas- tis not to be. My poor crispy yard and garden!
 Glad you had a nice first day, Lady Renee! Send us your rain!!!
 
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Trillium on July 12, 2009, 08:56:02 AM
All the yards down here are looking pretty crispy.  League City has mandatory water rationing and several other towns have voluntary conservation orders.

Have I ever mentioned that I HATE Texas summers?  :P :P
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on July 12, 2009, 09:14:06 AM
 I don't hate Summer here but the heat is getting me down a bit.  We need a break soon! I can cope with this better than cold!
 15 years of Vermont winter really was a downer!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: KeeperoftheBar on July 13, 2009, 07:16:25 AM
I agree with Queen Bonnie on the heat vs cold issue.  28 years in Montana, where they only have 2 seasons (Winter & Road Construction), and  23 years in Texas have convinced me that July & August in Houston is still easier to live with than Jan & Feb. in the Great White North.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Lady Renee Buchanan on July 13, 2009, 07:30:34 AM
Queen Bonnie, at least half of your spell worked!  The weather at Bristol yesterday (Sunday) was perfect.  Most of the day it was in the 70's, with a high of about 82 in the afternoon.  It was wonderful weather for our first day at faire.  Grammercy!   ;D
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on July 13, 2009, 09:26:52 AM
 Huzzah! Glad my spell worked Lady Renee! we strive for perfection! Now if I can just do the same for TRF in Oct!
  Huzzah Keeper of the Bar! We can start a cold haters anonymous club! Vt has Winter and Mud season!
 See you and Stud Muffin at TRF!!!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: indigocenter on July 13, 2009, 09:38:14 AM
Dear Queen...consider a cooling spell for the Aug 8 gathering at Sherwood as well!!! :P
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on July 13, 2009, 10:53:14 AM
 ! will try for the 8th- but I think Mother Nature has the upper hand right now! Hot and dry seems to me the pattern lately here! Alas!
  I'd enjoy cool and a bit of rain.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Yrose on July 13, 2009, 11:08:06 AM
The weather is hot, but hopefully this extreme will help us appreciate the coming of fall and winter. Just think what our winter might be like! Just maybe us enduring this weather will bring us a beautiful TRF season.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on July 14, 2009, 07:37:22 AM
 Whatever  weather we get- we will have fun at TRF. Looking like it will cool off a wee bit this weekend! I am trying with my spells- but will save most of them and my magickal energies for TRF weekends!
  Yesterday I took the MeowMobile over to Discount Tire as one of the tires was losing air.  They found it had been slashed and repaired- not their job. Very strange as Lord A ALWAYS took the car to Discount Tire.  I have a new tire ordered. Last August I took the car to a local garage in Elgin for an oil change and inspection and it took forever. They replaced a light bulb - but said nothing about a tire problem. Strange.
 Guess I won't go there again.
 Off this AM to pick up a new tire from D.T.- I love that place! All I pay is the cost of a warranty for the new tire-$19.99!
 May all my problems be this easy to solve!
 
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: RenRobin on July 14, 2009, 08:00:36 AM
So???? Did the fella take the room?  I have been saying some extra prayers for you QB, I hope they are answered soon.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on July 14, 2009, 08:36:57 AM
 Hugs and thanks RennRobin!!! He wants the room and is filling out forms with my realtor! She is doing credit checks etc. I have my fingers crossed! Hopefully I will know soon. If all goes through- he will move in in August. i am crossing my fingers and saying spells and incantations all will work out!
 I will be HEAVEN to not be so worried and strapped for $$$.
 I saw an armadillo this AM! I went out early to water and there he was by the back door rooting around by my potted plants! He trotted off when he saw me!
 I had never seen a live one up close! Funny critters!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: indigocenter on July 14, 2009, 09:03:16 AM
We have our fair share of the critter population.  The armored dillos will tear up a yard royally to hunt water and grub worms!  They are rather stupid and blind but they can make a mess.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on July 14, 2009, 09:07:20 AM
 I have seen the holes left by the dillo for years- but never met him in person! I wish he would go elsewhere- but not to be.  Not many grubs can survive this heat I think!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: LadyShadow on July 14, 2009, 09:21:59 AM
I am so glad things so far are working well with the Soon to be Renter.  I hope that they continue to be well.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: indigocenter on July 14, 2009, 09:24:45 AM
Anxious to hear about the renter!  Is he a cat lover?  a Renny lover? a potential chauffeur? a fix-it-gardener type guy?
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on July 14, 2009, 06:25:28 PM
 I tried to reply- but my post did not go through. More nargles? I will test this one before I write more!
 POOF! Lets see if this posts!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on July 14, 2009, 06:35:13 PM
 OK! I guess the Nargle be gone spray worked like- magick!!!!
  The potential renter is a divorced guy my age. NON SMOKER!!!!Likes cats, classical music, Old homes and cooking. He said we might have to fight over the kitchen- but no fighting at Meow Manor!  We can work that out. I am so new at this- but guess he is too.  Who knows what will happen? My crystal ball won't tell! Bad Ball! I am hopeful! Perhaps I can get another renn convert?
 I got my new tire! The MeowMobile is happy and I am relieved! Huzzah for Discount Tire!  I give them the Royal Seal of approval!  Purveyor to the Queen of Everything!  It was a good experience!  Glad I don't have to worry about that. I need a Royal Worrier. I am sick of doing that! LOL!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: dbaldock on July 14, 2009, 06:42:03 PM
OK! I guess the Nargle be gone spray worked like- magick!!!!
  The potential renter is a divorced guy my age. NON SMOKER!!!!Likes cats, classical music, Old homes and cooking. He said we might have to fight over the kitchen- but no fighting at Meow Manor!  We can work that out. I am so new at this- but guess he is too.  Who knows what will happen? My crystal ball won't tell! Bad Ball! I am hopeful! Perhaps I can get another renn convert?
 I got my new tire! The MeowMobile is happy and I am relieved! Huzzah for Discount Tire!  I give them the Royal Seal of approval!  Purveyor to the Queen of Everything!  It was a good experience!  Glad I don't have to worry about that. I need a Royal Worrier. I am sick of doing that! LOL!

Great News Queen Bonnie!


Has he ever tried on a Wizzard's Hat?  :Evil Grin!:

Take Care,
David Baldock
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on July 14, 2009, 06:48:06 PM
 Wizard hat??? Not sure! I only met him once! Venturing to new territory!
 
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Yrose on July 14, 2009, 08:24:29 PM
I do so hope things work out well with your potential renter. It does occasionally take time to make them ren converts, but your the best at it!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Anna Iram on July 14, 2009, 09:37:43 PM
Sounds like new adventures are heading your way Bonnie. :) I'm so glad to hear you've found a nice renter.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on July 14, 2009, 10:28:56 PM
OHHHH sounds like he should be a perfect fit! I do know you like to eat good food and it is nice to have someone else cook for you! and visa versa! I do wonder if you can make a convert???? Perhaps not a wizard but a knight.... in shining armour! OHHHH I hope this works out for you dear Bonnie! Soooo looking forward to faire... though it is looking like a may end up working again due to all that went on with the old house and daughter and all... LOOOONNNGG story will tell you about at a later date! I dare say I will be unable to afford to just go play!BUMMER! I chalk it all up to a really healthy batch of NARGLES!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: DT_Masters on July 15, 2009, 02:14:03 AM
Since I live on the edge of a wilderness, it's lots of deer and turtles and the occassional opossum and nugias. See a lot of deer on my way to work each night.......but around the complex, of course, it's CATS. Saw one today that I tried to catch as a kitten, but it let out such a cry of fear at the time, I let it go.

"NOOOOOOOO! I just wanted a free meal! I don't want to be caged! I want to be free and chase birds!"

Sigh...........if only it knew............
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on July 15, 2009, 09:38:52 AM
 If only the wild kitties knew how much food and love awaited them- they would be lining up to be tamed!
 I have an ex feral kitten. He is a lover and happy to be indoors!
 I live by a park- so the critters come from there. All visit me to drink out of the pool and pond.
 OH Cat! Sad you can't play this year! Drat.  Fie! We need to do something about the nargles!
 my potential renter is having problems touching bases with my realtor- but at least he keeps in touch. Hoping things work out.
 If I can't convert someone to Renn- they are hopeless! LOL!
 Trying a wee rain spell! My moat monster, Squelch is very unhappy. his moat is drying up! The dragons and Siamese cats are in heaven. They love it hot!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on July 15, 2009, 10:25:41 PM
Yeah the Dragons always like it hot but the pond here looks awful and the grass is looking a wee bit BROWN! I am still hoping things go better but so far it really does not look like that is the option.... if I can't afford tickets then working is the only way to be there... if one can call it being there really! I am there and in costume but no fun stuff... just work work work... and if the crew is like last year I may just say to heck with it and not work or go! I don't want to be the responsible one who gets screamed at when the sales are sucky! Particularly when I am not given the power to do anything about it! I hate that feeling!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on July 16, 2009, 07:57:53 AM
 The grass here is crispy! Sad!
 Hard keeping roses alive. The toughest ones might make it- if we get rain soon.
 Try to find another shop to work for that is not so labor intensive? I know lots of other workers have time off to enjoy the faire.  You work so hard Cat. You should not be treated that way.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on July 16, 2009, 05:11:11 PM
 I am remembering Lord Ambrosius especially today. 32 years ago today we got married. Happy memories for 30 years- but I sure miss him and all the love he gave me!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: RenRobin on July 16, 2009, 05:17:09 PM
((((HUGS))))   30 glorious years, now that is a Great number to strive for with my love.  I lift a glass in honor of Lord A! 

Huzzah!!!!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Rani Zemirah on July 16, 2009, 05:22:16 PM
My Lady Queen, my wishes are that your joyous memories of this day far outweigh any sadness that may haunt you at your loss, and that on this day, and every day, you rediscover small bits and pieces of the wondrous love that Lord A left lying around in the nooks and crannies of your home and your heart.

Happy Anniversary, my dear... and may your heart be gladdened by the sheer magic the two of you were privileged to share for so many years!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: LadyShadow on July 16, 2009, 05:42:48 PM
Happy Anniversary.  Time well remembered.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Lady Kett on July 16, 2009, 09:17:51 PM
Happy Anniversary and Happy Memories, Queen Bonnie
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on July 16, 2009, 09:50:52 PM
 I thank you all! The Love Lord A and I had lingers on and envelops me like a soft blanket. I feel him near- yet also miss his humor and protection and love.   Life goes on- memories are treasures.
 Tomorrow is another day.
  And Saturday I go see Harry Potter!
 Lord A is with Merlin, Gandalf and Dumbledore in wizard heaven.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: DT_Masters on July 17, 2009, 01:57:54 AM
A little late, but Happy Anniversary from me, the EgypKits, Distinquished members of the 4 Legged Gang, and the GoldFinner Gang!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on July 17, 2009, 07:31:39 AM
 Thanks DT Masters!
  Now onward into the fog!
 I wish there was fog here! More hot and dry here with a tiny, wee chance of rain.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on July 17, 2009, 02:56:47 PM
 Looking like the rental will go through! I just signed the lease. my renter will tonight. Keeping fingers crossed all works out!
 Going to see Harry Potter tomorrow! In Garb! Huzzah!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Lady Kett on July 17, 2009, 03:47:56 PM
Huzzah! Happy news Queen Bonnie!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on July 17, 2009, 04:08:21 PM
 Thanks Lady Kett! This will be a learning experience for me! A Happy one- I hope!  I am sure he will be nice! He has seen my wand collection! No one provokes a lady wizard! LOL!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: LadyShadow on July 17, 2009, 05:39:02 PM
I am so glad to hear things are moving along nicely.  Hopefully he will remain just as kind when he moves in.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on July 21, 2009, 03:41:01 PM
WOOOOHOOO! I am so glad for you! I saw the new Potter movie... I thought it was not the best of them but then I thought the 6th book was not the best either. You will enjoy it either way! It is a Potter fix...... I did not go in garb... too hot to drive the College Station in garb!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on July 21, 2009, 04:47:21 PM
 Var and I went in garb! I loved the movie!  fun! I think I will want to see it again! It was 3 hours long- but went by too fast.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on July 21, 2009, 06:46:02 PM
We found it too dark and a bit too many cuts in and out.... I like the others better.... But I will buy it when it comes out! I want the whole set! But anyway back to it!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on July 24, 2009, 12:36:40 PM
 I guess the movie I liked least was Goblet Of Fire. I think the director did not get the character of Dumbledore right. They are all good though!
 We got 40 minutes of RAIN here the other night!!! Not sure it is enough to save my roses or back gardens. All are fried. We are still in exceptional drought.
 I am getting all ready for my renter who is supposed to move in on the first.  New territory for me. I hate losing my privacy- but hope this will be a positive experience! I do what I must.
 The alchemy spells and potions are not going well this year- but I will go to TRF. It is the one happy thing I look forward to in life! Faire! friends and a bit of fun!
 Tachi is still doing OK- week and wobbly but still happy and not in pain. Chingy is also looking thinner and sleeps a lot. The other 2 are fine and playful. Strange with only 4 Royal felines. I use less cat food and litter. A good thing for my diminished finances!
 Not much new here. Glad July is nearly over! I am hoping things will be better next year. I miss having the ARRG here.
 
 
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on July 24, 2009, 10:18:26 PM
Yeah. I understand the finance thing. Having Cali do what she did left us in a squeeze. I am going to have to work faireI am still kicking it around...  or not go! I was so pleased that I was going to get to play but it is not to be! Maybe I will just go one weekend and no more this year. That way I can focus on the horses and such more. But going every weekend is out if not working. Oh Well could be worse! The TBs are all training well! And I am looking forward to you staying here... I plan to have fun even if not going to faire. Well I can't wait to hear how your new roomy turns out! I am hoping he turns into a knight in shining armour at the very least! I dare say he will be enchanted living at the manor! SMILE>>> any rain is good rain!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on July 25, 2009, 12:08:40 PM
 Not sure what Cali did? Renn mail me- or e-mail.
 Not sure if the renter will go through- he has not signed the paperwork or made his deposit yet. Kind of getting down to the wire makes me a bit nervous. If he bails out at the last minute I will be upset and back to looking for another renter or have to get the dreaded substitute teaching job.
 I look forward to staying with you too! Can't wait!
 Hope you can go to faire. You deserve a vacation!
 Back to hot and sticky here. My back yard is about dead.
 
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on July 25, 2009, 05:38:57 PM
I have been watering mine... trying to save the plants. I had to mow...funny how a small amount of rain makes the grass grow madly! OH I do hope he has not backed out! Subbing might not be much fun but at least it is not out in the weather! But I hope he comes through! I hope things look up all the way around!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on July 26, 2009, 10:38:03 AM
 I am getting a bad feeling about my prospective renter. Warning red flags are starting to pop up in my brain. Something is not right. Since he has not paid a deposit yet or signed the lease agreement- I put my room back up on Craigslist.
 There is not enough water in the world to save my back yard. I am trying to keep a few things alive. 40 minutes of rain does not do much.
 I hope things look up soon!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on July 26, 2009, 02:19:44 PM
Yeah I know what you mean.... we have not gotten enough water here to pull the pastures up! The grass is nearly gone! I don't blame you for putting it back up to let.... sounds like he may have found another place already! Good luck...
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on July 26, 2009, 03:18:42 PM
 I will need good luck. I am very upset about this. I hope things get better soon. My crystal ball is telling me nothing!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Anna Iram on July 26, 2009, 04:04:27 PM
I'm sorry Bonnie. Surely the perfect person will come along at just the right time..hmmm....which should be soon... Perfect Person???....*tapping foot*...waiting....
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on July 26, 2009, 04:22:48 PM
 I think the guy I had was too perfect- except not sure he was entirely truthful about everything.  Guess I will find out more tomorrow. I am uncomfortable with the situation now.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on July 27, 2009, 11:31:59 AM
 Back to looking for another roomie. This guy had too many problems. I think money might have been one of them.  I don't need someone with problems living here. My realtor is dealing with him and advised me to bail out.  I have a few other interested people.  I feel relief at not having a person I was beginning to feel uncomfortable about, moving in here.
 It would be lovely to find a rennie renter! Dreaming big!* Waving magick wand too! *
***** POOF!!!***** Send someone nice!<<<<!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Lairde Daniel on July 27, 2009, 11:45:05 AM
Things happen for a reason.  Praying that you get someone better!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: LadyShadow on July 27, 2009, 11:52:19 AM
Oh drats.  I hope that the right renter comes along quickly.  Best of luck.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on July 27, 2009, 08:37:21 PM
Have you posted it on here??? Perhaps on some of the other forums. Then you would get a Rennieter! Cat
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on July 28, 2009, 02:42:39 PM
 I did not think there was a place here to post a room rental??
 my neighbor is a carpenter and he came over to fix my kitchen wall. There was brick underneath the wall board so we ripped it off to expose the brick. Messy job but it will look nice. Also Meow Manor was in turmoil because I had some carpets cleaned.  Of course that is when a renter came by to look. There was also a tree limb down in the front yard. Nice man- but I think he might want to live closer to Austin. he will get back to me.
 
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on July 28, 2009, 02:51:40 PM
Ah well if he is the riht one none of that will bother him... if not then better he move on! Good Luck.  Not sure where on here to post but perhaps ask DB
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on July 28, 2009, 05:32:05 PM
 The guy was very nice and got back to me. He was enchanted with Meow Manor and the Royal felines. He just needs to decide on what kind of commute he wants to his job.
  I don't think R/F has a place to post rennie roommates wanted!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: midnightferret on July 28, 2009, 06:32:24 PM
Don't see why you couldn't post it in the Buy+Sell+Trade section: it is essentially a Rennie Classifieds. And I don't think Magister would remove a post by HRH QoE, so you? :)
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on July 28, 2009, 07:33:25 PM
 I will give it a try! Thanks and Hugs Midnight ferret! Miss you!
 
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Lady Kett on July 28, 2009, 08:52:26 PM
Good luck Bonnie! Makes me wish our daughter was going to school south-ward towards Austin instead of north-ward in Denton. I'd know someone was keeping an eye on her then!

The warm fuzzy thoughts headed your way are now being filtered through an anti-nargle filter, just in case!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on July 28, 2009, 09:09:57 PM
 Tis posted!
 Thanks Lady Kett!
  I need warm fuzzies right now!
 Nargles stay away!
 I hope a rennie finds me!
 Meow Manor is a lovely place to live!  It has good vibrations!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: LadyShadow on July 29, 2009, 08:02:55 AM
Hopefully that right renter will appear soon.  Best of luck as always
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on July 29, 2009, 09:53:56 AM
 Thanks Lady Shadow! I hope I find someone soon too.  It is getting close to the first of the month. I am  cross  this  first renter guy had not wasted my time until the last minute! Drat and fie on him!
  I am having a visit from a wizard for a few days in the middle of the muddle of my kitchen repairs! But happy to see a friend when ever they appear!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on July 29, 2009, 09:24:51 PM
OHHH a wizard.... So glad!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on July 30, 2009, 03:18:09 PM
 Tis the same wizard from TRF. We enjoy each other- but guess it is not serious. Sigh.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on July 31, 2009, 07:55:48 PM
Well a friend is not a bad thing! Perhaps it will become something in time... never can tell! Anyway I hope your new renter appears soon!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on August 01, 2009, 12:26:52 PM
 I doubt it. Casual relationship. OK but I am still looking for love. I have it- but it goes MEOW! LOL!
 My computer nargles have been banished by the Time Warner wizard! My modem was dieing and finally croaked yesterday. RIP.
 I got a new modem this AM! Huzzah!  All seems to be OK.
 Good to be back online.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on August 03, 2009, 10:23:48 PM
Sounds like a good thing. Having a bad modem is hard to take!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on August 04, 2009, 03:21:55 PM
 Being offline is horrible!
 Luckily all seems OK now!
 Another roasting day here!
 I had garden club. I joked - it is so hot here in TX- even the cactus are wilting! 
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on August 06, 2009, 08:18:11 AM
 getting hotter at Meow Manor. My upstairs A/C quit last PM. I hope the A/C people can fit me in soon.
 I am very discouraged. They were just here in June.
 I won't be online much. my Magick box is upstairs.
 
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: DT_Masters on August 06, 2009, 11:51:12 AM
I doubt it. Casual relationship. OK but I am still looking for love. I have it- but it goes MEOW! LOL!.......

Well, that makes 3! Kari refers to kitten love, you refer to kitten love, and I've got kitten and puppy love......is there any hope for any of us?

With Osiris, it's just "He's just the LOOOOOOOOVVVVVVVVVE Bug!" and "Pounce me! My Great Egyptian God!" (......I think I gave up accepting him as straight the day that when I told him, "But we can't lie together like this in bed.....we're both boys!".......didn't work.)
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on August 06, 2009, 12:49:57 PM
 I have Tachi- the King of Siam! He ROWWS and I jump to do his bidding.  Chingy is the dowager queen of Siam- very ancient but demanding and Yoshi is the Court jester. Batman is my watch cat. His job is to keep an eye on me!
 HOT here- but help is on the way this afternoon! Waving my magick wand- Hope it is something easy and inexpensive this time.
  I wish the alchemy spells were going better. I have given up on weather spells for now! There seems a curse on the realm. Alas!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on August 06, 2009, 06:36:16 PM
Bonnie,
We are racing at Gillespie on Sunday. That's in Fredericksburg... ninth race hole #1. I can hardly wait! Cat
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on August 06, 2009, 08:18:55 PM
 I hope you Win , Cat.
 Nightmare time here with A/C. Breaker is bad and needs a new one???. A/C is working- for now. Same problem as June- but still costs!
DRAT, Fie, and $$##$$%_insert bad word here!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on August 07, 2009, 09:37:43 AM
Is it and internal one on the unit or one one the house???? If in the unit ask them why it is going bad??? There is something causing it to blow... another component is bad.... just replacing that piece will not fix it just makes them more money... my dad always told us to look closer when a breaker keeps going.... he was an A/C heat man for all my life!!!! Owned his business.... My mom says get the old piece...ask them to leave it... watch them work on it! Also she says it could be a Compacitor(sp?) or a set of relays...that would be our guess.... but get the bad piece and send me a picture..My brother can look and see what they really did! I don't want you to get taken...makes me mad! We love you Bonnie!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on August 07, 2009, 11:11:49 AM
 I had a friend who knows electric stuff here this AM. The breaker was bad. I got a new one-$$ YIKES- and he put it in. I think all is fixed! So nice to be cool again! The dark cloud seems to have disappeared from over my head too!
 I was so upset yesterday I was in tears.
 Now that the full moon is over- maybe the Nargles will go away?
 I get by with a lot of help from my friends.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Lairde Daniel on August 07, 2009, 11:13:29 AM
Hello Good Queen,
     The family and I will be making our trip to Central Market this weekend, need anything, a ride?  Just let us know.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: LadyShadow on August 07, 2009, 11:13:54 AM
Sorry to hear you were in tears.  Hope all is well and stays well.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Trillium on August 07, 2009, 01:37:09 PM
Sending you lots of faerie hugs, Bonnie!!  I've been in tears several times lately.  But the full moon seems to have brought me good luck!  Hope things get better soon!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: LadyElizabeth on August 07, 2009, 01:44:13 PM
I hope you captured those tears in sacred viles, the tears of a good wizard are precious and used in some of the most powerful potions... 

I hope the moon and the luck and the Lord will heal your heart and help the situation so that things won't get bad again!!!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on August 07, 2009, 09:07:31 PM
Yes I hear Wizards tears are good for making rain! We sure need it!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Lady Renee Buchanan on August 07, 2009, 09:55:16 PM
Queen Bonnie,

Wizard up a big pipe from Illinois to Texas.  It rained so hard here today, Chiquita (my VW bug) is *almost* clean!  It is supposed to thunderstorm again tonight and tomorrow, and maybe on Sunday when we make the 3 hour jaunt to Bristol.

I'd happily send it all your way.   ;D
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Sir Martin on August 08, 2009, 08:35:05 AM
Top o' the day, Queen Bonnie!  It's been far too long since I've checked in on ye.  Hope thou are doing well and I anxiously await these next few weeks until I can meet up with thee again at New Market Village.  Only two months away ... huzzah!!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on August 08, 2009, 11:33:20 AM
 Hugs and thanks to you all! Still fighting Nargles! I am under constant attack it seems! The A/C is doing fine. Now the pipe above my waterheater is leaking- a lot. Slow leak I did not notice as I am vertically challenged.
 Waiting for the Plumber. I wish I would have just a few days with no problems!
 I am down- but not out. Sigh.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on August 08, 2009, 03:17:48 PM
 All fixed! I hope there is no more headed my way- except good things! I could use a few happy times. Dreaming of TRF!!! This has been a difficult time.
 Hugs to all.
 
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on August 08, 2009, 10:48:24 PM
 Back from the Sherwood gathering. I went disguised as a Muggle. Not fun- but fun to see friends and perform. I won't to the Muggle thing again- but so hot I could not do else.
 Back at Meow Manor- No A/C upstairs again.  The new breaker was not tripped.
 Back to sleeping on the couch. The black cloud is back over my head. Will this never end? What to do next????
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: LadyShadow on August 09, 2009, 09:12:49 AM
Understand the heat, hopefully there will be a sigh of relief from it here in TX.

Sorry to hear about the a/c again.  I hope it gets fixed soon.  My Hubby and Dad work in the a/c business, do I need to send them up there?
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on August 10, 2009, 06:34:17 AM
 I had a friend of a neighbor come over. He worked in the A/C business. It is working- but not great. There are still problems. Loose wire, dead fried lizard and I did sleep upstairs last PM- but still not cool. Set at 70 degrees- it cools to 79. Ugh. I will be happy to get over this. I got royally ripped off by the A/c company. Sharging me for a service call- doing nothing and leaving me in the lurch over the weekend.  I am still very discouraged.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Var Greyshadow on August 10, 2009, 07:13:02 AM
Sharing the A/C woes!  Our compressor quit yesteday evening.  It's an old system, so we bet it's dead.  Hoping to get someone from our home warranty company out today to see if it can be fixed.

Wish we could've sent some rain out your way - we had two good thunderstorms yesterday.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: LadyShadow on August 10, 2009, 08:05:27 AM
Oh Queen Bonnie, I hope it does get better.  I hate to mention this, but have you thought about reporting that business?
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on August 10, 2009, 09:04:32 AM
 I will talk to them first. I am very discouraged and depressed about this all.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on August 10, 2009, 06:49:12 PM
I had a bad feeling about that company! So sorry I do not live closer....my brother knows A/C and could help out...Sounds like you still have something wrong ask your friend to check the dryer....Sometimes that will cause what you describe...so many things are suspect. I do hope you get the Nargles under control. Our weekend went worse than yours though....We drove to Fredericksburg to race and during the saddling something went VERY wrong. Deuce flipped over and hit his head HARD and then he put all 4 legs through the wall boards. So we did not get to race and still do not know exactly way this happened as he is not like this...we ride him in all kinds of saddles and saddle him in many places... he has never even reared up or acted up while tacking up!  So we drove home with a VERY VERY sore shocky horse who is scraped up, bruised and depressed! I just hope that the swelling in the legs goes down and there is nothing major!  Bonnie...we will all get rid of the NARGLES soon! I KNOW IT!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: indigocenter on August 10, 2009, 06:54:18 PM
Go and buy two homeopathic remedies...Arnica and Aconite and put a couple of pellets of each in a bucket of water for the poor equine person and they will do fine!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on August 10, 2009, 08:29:21 PM
 Hugs Cat! Poor  Deuce! So sad and sorry. DRAT FIE and insert very bad word here! Hope Deuce will be OK???? HUGS! We need ALL the wizards here to banish Nargles. They seem to be spawning in this heat. POOF!!! NARGLES BE GONE!!! Yikes! That was a nightmare!!!
 I went to start my MeowMobile. It started but would not run. It kept cutting off. Check engine light came on!!!!! Yikes!
 I panicked!!! Just then the neighbor came with his car mechanic friend.
 It was only a split hose and another coming off the Air intake??? They fixed it.
 Working now- I hope!  I am hot and very worn out from all this.
 I am taking care of a friend's cats and plants for 9 days! I need the Meowmobile!
 NO MORE problems!!! BEGONE!!! What is up with this???
 I am beat!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on August 10, 2009, 10:00:23 PM
Hi I use the arnica on bowed tendons but being he is a racing type hoss you can't give them stuff that could test... SOOOO We are doing the bute and cool water and he looks WAY better this PM... Our vet is really good and will be out in a few more days to check him over. He thought it best to let the swelling and soreness go before trying to work him over. We may send him to the swim hole for a week or 2 of RNR....Cool swimming pools do wonders.

Bonnie I think this super hot dry weather is a Nargles favorite breeding weather. We have the well people coming out to drill the new well this Friday if all goes well.... I just hope the Nargles don't attack their equipment! UGGHH.

Holes can be a pain. Things MUST get better!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: indigocenter on August 10, 2009, 10:03:37 PM
If it is in homeopathic form it will not show on a test...For the tendons I would also add symphytum and ruta grav.  I dare say it would help.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on August 11, 2009, 03:39:56 PM
I think we got lucky. All te swelling on the legs is gone and the tendons are tight and cool! He still seems a bit *off* but today he actually talked to me and seems to feel more himself. Gosh but that was scary! I love that big worthless beast more than anyone should! Guess that is why the big trainers and owners don't raise their horses!  Deuce is everyones favorite. He is simply so sane and so sweet. I am so glad he is going to be ok! Cat
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: indigocenter on August 11, 2009, 03:48:39 PM
I would still give him a dose of the remedies I mentioned to clear the injury he sustained...
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on August 11, 2009, 07:31:26 PM
 Glad Deuce will be OK! HUZZAH!
 Whew!
 I know how you love him, Cat! HUGS!!!
 All better here today!  I am gaining on the Nargles!!! Still keeping fingers crossed and wand at the ready!!!
 Meowmobile is back running great!!!  It passed State inspection today! Got a few drool marks from the inspector too.
 A/C is working! I am happier. Dealing with more problems over the phone- (Press 1 for on hold forever! Yikes!) That is much nicer than car trouble, Plumbing leaks and no A/C.
  My neighbor has not seen Harry Potter and Loves movies. he is taking me to see Harry again- at IMAX!!!
 I deserve it! LOL!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on August 11, 2009, 08:12:23 PM
OH so glad you have them on the run...will your wand work on fireants??? The beasties got into my lizard worms today... killed a bunch but we saved much of them so the lizards get to eat!  Glad you got your car running,ac fixed and get to go see IMAX! I get a new waterwell tomorrow...no more sand! Cat
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on August 12, 2009, 06:08:27 AM
 Alas! Magick does not work on fire ants! Nothing works on fire ants. Dratted things!
 It will be nice to have things running smoothly for a change!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: dbaldock on August 12, 2009, 07:32:46 AM
Alas! Magick does not work on fire ants! Nothing works on fire ants. Dratted things!
 It will be nice to have things running smoothly for a change!


You might try one of these (http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/staticfiles/NGS/Shared/StaticFiles/animals/images/primary/anteater.jpg) to deal with fire ants.  ;)
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: indigocenter on August 12, 2009, 07:46:26 AM
Gosh...a long nosed rac :o :ocoon???
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on August 12, 2009, 10:09:43 AM
 OOOH! I have always wanted an Aardvark! I wonder if they do well in TX?
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: dbaldock on August 12, 2009, 12:40:29 PM
Well, Wikipedia say that the Giant Anteater (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giant_Anteater) is found in Central and South America, so I suspect they could survive in Central Texas.  I don't know if it's actually legal to buy and own one in Texas, though.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: indigocenter on August 12, 2009, 12:46:14 PM
Well if you order any, pick one up for me as well! ;D
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on August 12, 2009, 02:15:24 PM
I dare say they are like our dear Horntoads and can't eat fireants...
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: indigocenter on August 12, 2009, 02:20:31 PM
Well we could import a new and different species into our ecosystem to eat them that will tilt the planet on its axis quicker!  That is the govt way, anyway   >:(!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on August 12, 2009, 10:18:31 PM
I think they should genetically modify them to eat ONLY fireants... then we will have fat Aardvarks roaming around!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: dbaldock on August 13, 2009, 09:17:33 AM
I just found this UT - Imported Fire Ant FAQ (http://uts.cc.utexas.edu/~gilbert/research/fireants/faqans.html), and question #18 says:

Quote from: Larry Gilbert, Director - Brackenridge Field Laboratory, The University of Texas at Austin
18. Why not import anteaters?

Although anteaters are terrific ant predators, their cousin, the armadillo, is already in Texas, but has had little effect on RIFA populations. Good biocontrol agents are 1) highly host specific, 2) limited by their host availability, and 3) able to survive in the climate where they are introduced to control the pest species.

Anteaters consume a wide range of ants, not just fire ants and, except for the giant anteater, live in trees and usually eat ants that nest in trees. Because the RIFA does not usually inhabit trees, the anteater wouldn't have much of a chance to eat RIFAs. Also, anteaters are tropical and would not survive cold weather as well as fire ants do. Importing anteaters as biocontrol agents of the RIFA is an idea based on comic strips, not scientific observations.

(RIFA = Red Imported Fire Ant)
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on August 13, 2009, 02:23:01 PM
 Oh well! I will have my dragons blast the fire ant mounds! I'll give THEM fire!!!
 Fie on fire ants!
  I have the dreaded Nargles at bay for now! Saw Harry Potter at IMAX yesterday. Also saw a movie about the building of the Space Station at IMAX free before Harry Potter.! Wow! The 3 D was awesome. A friend took me.
 Nice to get away from it all for a day! Magick and outer space- just what I needed!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on August 13, 2009, 03:47:33 PM
WOW magic in Outer space...even better!!!! Glad you got away to have fun... Maybe we have the dread nargles on the run! Next week Doc is going to do EXrays of Deuces legs to be sure there is NO damage that could show up at speed... So far he looks happy and healthy but small cracks in the bones can be hard to know of without films...and deadly when galloping!  So he is on a small rest for now! I still think I should get a fireant muncher and build it a heated hut for winter! If they can eat fireants I need 2!!!! WOW looks like a storm brewing! cat
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on August 17, 2009, 12:31:14 PM
 No! More Nargles! Will it never end? Today the downstairs A/C died. Another capacitor. Another $$$$!  I am getting sick of my friendly neighborhood A/C guy. I hope I don't see him for a long time!
 The pool guy is on the way. Something is wrong  there too.
 I hurt my back trying to do too much. Tree limbs falling down.
 I just want a few boring days with no problems!!!
 But at least the Royal Felines are OK.
 Waving wand and disspelling the Nargles! I think I have a boggert and possibly a Dementor after me too?
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on August 17, 2009, 04:02:00 PM
 Looks like I will be seeing my A/C guy again. It quit.
  I wish I could quit too!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: RenRobin on August 17, 2009, 05:49:47 PM
Sorry about your constant Nargle luck. :(


(((HUGS))) Hoping for a better tomorrow for you.

Robin
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on August 17, 2009, 06:57:15 PM
Thanks Robin! I can use all the hugs I can get. This has me down- but not out- yet. The Nargles need to leave soon- so I can have a bit of $ for TRF- like gas and cat sitter money.
 
 
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Lady Kett on August 17, 2009, 09:44:06 PM
One super large case of Nargle-Be-Gone and an extra special Expecto Patronum on its way to you Queen Bonnie!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on August 18, 2009, 04:54:11 PM
DARN! Your Nargles need to be exterminated!!!! Perhaps that would do more than the A/C guys! Wish we were closer!!!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on August 19, 2009, 02:52:35 PM
 I even have the A/C guy talking about my nargles!  He was here this AM.
 Holding my breath- it is working again!!!  I am so much happier when my kitchen is not 90 degrees!
 Keeping fingers crossed- spraying Nargle be gone and waving my heavy duty magick wand!
 What a month!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on August 19, 2009, 03:20:30 PM
 i spoke too soon. A/C cut out again. Looking like I might need a new motor- $$$$. I wish this would just end!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on August 21, 2009, 02:55:47 PM
Bonnie, Is your A/c working now???
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on August 24, 2009, 09:03:16 AM
 All is fixed! I needed a new motor. it is heaven to be cool and comfortable again! HUZZAH! It does wonders for my outlook on life too!
 I got my pool cleaner fixed at last too.
 Perhaps the Nargles will leave me alone for a bit? I can hope! selling one of my antique dolls I would rather not sell to cover expenses! Times are rough- even for wizards.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on August 24, 2009, 09:40:43 PM
YUP! Tough all over....But hey TRF is coming soon! Looks like I will be going a few weekends at least as a patron...no working this year!!!! I was going to go ahead and work but the elbow tendon is giving me fits...I do dislike seriously OWWWWY pain!!!  I am not sure I could handle doing boots...just picking things up certain ways makes it scream and burn...So looks like on the weekends we don't race at Retama I will be playing. Not sure when or if we will get into a race but we have 3 maidens to go out now... not counting Deuce who is still REALLY sore....He is taking a few weeks off to heal!!!!

I am glad your A/C is working and the pool too! Nice when you get the Nargles at bay!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on August 25, 2009, 08:57:27 AM
 huzzah to TRF! Sorry about your elbow though. I hope it gets better. looking forward to seeing you all- soon! guess we will have to plan TRF times? is Marianno working there this year?
 Nice to have the Nargles at bay for a while!
 i hope deuce feels better soon!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on August 25, 2009, 02:05:39 PM
OK whoever let the Nargles out...PUT THEM BACK!!!! This am we sent Nelly(Deuces half sis) to the gates to stand...No biggie there..got gate card and all was going well but during her 2 mile easy gallop a horse in front of her fell and the rider had to pull Nelly up hard... Well she stepped wrong and it looks like she bowed a tendon in the left front leg..... Nargles are EVERYWHERE!!!!! This was such a freak thing and such bad luck.... now she is off till most likely next year..... All this due to another horse tripping! UGHH!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on August 25, 2009, 04:06:54 PM
 OH NO! That is awful.
 So sorry for another horse hurt. I hope she will be OK?
 Doing my best to get the Nargles, Boggerts and dementors back where they belong!!  HUGS CAT!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on August 25, 2009, 06:43:44 PM
I am glad....We are having the royal horse physician out in the morrow. I much regret that those evil beasties have gotten out at all... will be glad when they are all rounded up and back in their place!!!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on August 26, 2009, 07:48:30 AM
 I am putting out a Royal Decree! No more disasters allowed in this realm!!!  I hope your Royal horse physician can have your beasties feeling well again soon.
  Hoping for rain here! It was close last PM- but no rain here.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: midnightferret on August 26, 2009, 08:59:02 PM
Everyone tell the nargles and disasters that Midnight said they aren't welcome!

(I just spent our grocery budget on medicine. Can you guess which kinds?)

I mean it. If any more disasters happen, tell them I said they can't and that they have to go away.

In the meantime, these are my brugmansia trees. I know they should be in the garden thread, but I thought perhaps, since they are poisonous, they will ward off disaster here. Actually, they looked like this in June, and they are fatter and more happier now. In fact, they are ready for big tree pots!

(http://lh4.ggpht.com/_zPkzE0uYiGU/SpXmWJbCbPI/AAAAAAAAAJM/7v3Nl43TFoo/s640/CIMG0560.JPG)

My whole garden in June can be seen here (http://picasaweb.google.com/midnightferret/Garden#).

And boogers to nargles. (Auntie Majesty, I will send you proper correspondence tomorrow!)
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on August 26, 2009, 09:30:51 PM
Well I have good news ...sort of!... The horses have very minor damage to the legs... their legs are swollen and hot and the tendons are a bit thickened but there was no lesions within the tendons...so they should be OK... we are doing the 72 hour icing and Surpass med 2 times a day... support bandages on both fronts and all looks good!!!! So keep your fingers crossed!!!!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on August 27, 2009, 09:05:21 AM
 Good luck on the horses Cat! I hope the treatment gets them better soon!
 The Brugs look GREAT Midnight! Happy to see them thrive! I can't guess the medicine.
 My medicine is red wine. it makes me feel much better!
 Sept is a NO DISASTER month by Royal Decree!
 Only happiness and good times are allowed.  Glad Disaster August is almost over! Wearing lots of crystals- just in case!
 Alas! It rained all around us- but nary a drop fell on Meow Manor.
  Still hoping for healing rain!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on August 27, 2009, 12:01:52 PM
WOOHOO We got a good shower here...actually lasted longer than an eyeblink too!!! Maybe we will get a bit more...We sure need it!!!! sending rainy thoughts your way too Bonnie!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on August 28, 2009, 08:45:21 AM
 It went all around us. I don't think we got any rain. I saw dark clouds. Austin got it!
  At least it is cooler. my night blooming waterlilly is blooming this AM. I got buzzed by a hawk while in my pool last PM.  he zoomed inches from my head before landing on my pool umbrella!
 The nargles are still well and alive  at meow Manor. now they are in the cable TV. Cable guy is coming on the morrow. Only certain channels pause for a few seconds- strange. Glad my pool old TV is still working.
 I sold a doll to a collector and when she got it it was the wrong doll. We were talking about 2 different dolls.  We resolved the problem. I am so sick of problems.
 Fie on reality. I need faire!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: dbaldock on August 28, 2009, 08:58:00 AM
...
 Sept is a NO DISASTER month by Royal Decree!
 Only happiness and good times are allowed.  Glad Disaster August is almost over! Wearing lots of crystals- just in case!
...
 The nargles are still well and alive  at meow Manor. now they are in the cable TV. Cable guy is coming on the morrow. Only certain channels pause for a few seconds- strange.
...

I'm all for a "No Disaster September", since I heard that most past TX Hurricanes have struck in September.

Do you think maybe the channels are pausing so you can keep up with the storyline?   ;)  :D


Take Care,
David Baldock
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on August 28, 2009, 11:03:37 AM
 We only need the rain from a hurricane- no wind please!
 I think the nargles have infested my TV just to annoy me. Like I need more? my vacuum cleaner is also quitting on me. 
 This month has indeed been some kind of test of my stamina. I wonder if I passed???
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on August 28, 2009, 05:57:18 PM
OK If we all make it through this month ALIVE I say we need to have a HUUUUUGE party here at the Dragonworks..... I mean you know it is bad when your farriers truck breaks down so you have to pick him up to shoe the horses!!!! NARGLES-B-Gone...*POOFFFFF*
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on August 28, 2009, 07:35:50 PM
 Any party is good! A WE SURVIVED the NARGLEs party!!! Farriers truck broke down! Nargles at work again!  No MORE NARGLES!!!  Only 2 more days until Anti Nargle Month! huzzah!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on August 28, 2009, 09:02:28 PM
Hey Bonnie and all....I am dodging nargles and listing a few things to EBAD.... I put them in the sell trade listing but thought you guys should have the heads up!!!! Mariano outgrew his jerkin...man I hate that! Anyway I am going to be making him new garb so here is his outgrow.... http://members.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewUserPage&userid=mdfaduly

Also listed an OOAK pouch.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on August 29, 2009, 09:02:12 AM
 Both are beautiful! Love the unicorn pouch!  You are so talented Cat!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on August 31, 2009, 01:19:50 PM
 Strange feeling when I went outside this AM! It was cool!!! Or was it my imagination?
 Anyway I decided to start working on wands and staffs again. Huzzah. it makes me happy to create! I need happy right now. I love smelling the cedar as I work on it.  It was very bucolic with the sound of my waterfall and the birds and squirrels all around.  Perhaps all the sanding noise and dust will scare the nargles away for good!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Lady_Lily on August 31, 2009, 03:40:44 PM
Oooo Oooo I would love to celebrate anti-nargle month with you. While my last month hasn't been as full of horrible nargles as yours, the last 4 days have definitely made me realize that I dislike nargles greatly! Evil evil evil nargles...I thought I was lucky to be rid of them.

I'll think good thoughts for us all to have a good nargle free September.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on August 31, 2009, 05:54:27 PM
 Huzzah Lady Lily! join me in the happy Nargle free dance for Sept! Tis my natal month! No nargles allowed!  Tra La! join in all! Celebrate!!!
 The bagpipes play a merry dancing tune. The mead flows! All is  gay!
 The Nargles cover their ears and run for cover. They hate bagpipes!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on August 31, 2009, 08:10:32 PM
In that case I guess I should learn to play or at least torture a set!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on September 10, 2009, 01:19:05 PM
 The bagpipes seem to be working!!!  Whew!
 I have been busy on various projects. My neighbor is helping me fix stuff at Meow Manor! He thinks working on old houses is FUN!
 This is a real FUNhouse! lots needs fixing! We just made a new back gate!
 Nice to have help though!
 I am working on wands and staffs and making doll hats for collectors and trying to keep a few plants alive. no rain here-yet. But it is in the forecast! I am hoping. The royal felines are doing well and I am enjoying my a/C!
 All seems better this month- so far- I hope!!
 
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on September 10, 2009, 10:48:24 PM
We have had bit of rain...others have gotten way more...but hey I'll take it! Hope you get your tomorrow! Time to dance nekked in your backyard!!! Gotta make sure you get rain!!!!!<G>  Yeah our house is a fun house too...lots to work on!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on September 11, 2009, 07:51:18 AM
 Very gloomid this AM- but no rain yet! Time to start the dancing!  Paint my gate, wash my car and plan outdoor things to do!
 I want RAIN!!!! It is our turn now!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: RenRobin on September 11, 2009, 12:19:29 PM
We got a good downpour in Austin at the house in NW Austin today.  It usually passes us by too, so maybe you will get some later.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on September 11, 2009, 03:04:08 PM
 We got drizzle and some rain! At LAST! HUZZAH! I hope it is in time to save some of my plants !
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on September 11, 2009, 08:16:15 PM
YEAHHHH!!! Huzzah!!! Rain rain come to stay, leave from here another day!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on September 12, 2009, 01:29:46 PM
 Still raining here! Huzzah! The happy rain dance worked!
I took a walk in the rain earlier. It is strange not to be too hot! A/C is off.
 I am working on wands today. i love them all!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on September 13, 2009, 07:17:54 PM
WICKED COOL! WATER water falling from the sky!!WAHOO!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on September 14, 2009, 07:27:57 AM
  Wet Stuff falling from the sky was different! I liked it! All is turning green again! The fish are smiling. I hope I can save a few roses. Huzzah for rain!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on September 14, 2009, 09:33:49 AM
Well my dear friend...if you need new roses let me know and I will root you a bunch! 
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on September 15, 2009, 10:57:05 AM
 I sure lost a lot of my roses and landscaping with the drought. It will be lovely to see all your beautiful roses again Cat.  I had about 300 rose bushes. Not any more. I probably can't take care of that many any more. I will re-think my back gardens. Sigh.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on September 15, 2009, 01:23:57 PM
Yeah I guess rethinking is in order! Shame you can't get a roomy who likes to garden too! Mine are all blooming...just add water!<G>
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on September 16, 2009, 06:07:50 PM
 I few of my roses might pull through with more rain and TLC. This place is so old and so big- I really need a birthday peasant or  weed pulling gnomes or a tribe of house elves to help around here. I try- but way too much for even someone with magical powers to take care of. I try. Perhaps the new wands will do the job!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on September 17, 2009, 01:53:54 PM
Bonnie,
I got new *fine* china for Halloween Weekend today!  I have some with cute ghosties and some with really cute Jackolanterns... so we have nice plates to eat on that magically clean themselves!  I will have my house so decked out this year!!!! all my Halloween goodies get to stay home and do the house decorate thing rather than doing TRF!!!!  so the house will be WELL spooked! I will even have my undead butler working! Can hardly wait for OCT! We may have a race for mister Homey on the 2nd of OCT... That would be WICKED I have to enter him on the 30th so then I will know for sure but we have picked out a 5 furlong turf race for him!

Deuce got snake bit on the neck and is hot,sore and swollen... So treating him now for an evil... looks like an abscess! YUCK! But that is what happens when the weather changes! He is not a happy camper poor baby!

The cats are all happy!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on September 18, 2009, 09:49:04 AM
 OOOH! I remember how much I enjoyed your magical fine china last year! I adore Halloween! I have all my stuff out already. Orange and black- bats and spiders make me smile! 
 I can't wait to see your decorations!
 I saw a spooky cauldron stirring anamatronic witch at Lowes. I though of you! She needs a make over.
 I hope Deuse heals quickly.
 Busy here doing yard work. I got the pond filter cleaned yesterday and got it weeded. I am missing my favorite and oldest koi. I wonder what got him? sad.
 My neighbor is helping me. He thinks it is fun! I am hoping he keeps that feeling! LOL!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on September 18, 2009, 07:40:08 PM
Deuce looks like he is doing better...at least some of the swelling is gone and he is running around..but it is still hot and sore.
Sorry to hear you lost your old koi.... It was a ruff year for fish and such!   I have not gotten the decorations out YET! I am planning to redo Witchypoo soon!! Have to deal with my contest entries and all first then her! I am glad you have some help... Make sure you feed and wine/beer your helper to keep him coming back!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on September 19, 2009, 12:11:37 PM
 Huzzah to the good news about Deuce!
 Not sure what got Glitter, my gold koi. I loved that fish.
 Feeding my helper good Food and wine. He brings his own beer.  I let him sample coconut rum the other night!
 I ripped off a fingernail yesterday. That has slowed me down. I lost a favorite tiger eye cat earring yesterday- but found it out by the pool this AM.
Busy hiding the silverware and rum - I know my evil twin will be in port for the Sherwood gathering tonight. Yo Ho. There- I talked like a pirate!
 She will sing like a pirate tonight!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on September 19, 2009, 03:10:11 PM
WOOO HOOO! I see's ye talkin' likin'to a pyrate this day!

Spent part of the day killing ants, part tilling the bed and now I need to go out and dump all the compost and such into said bed and get the veggies in!  Fall veg season! Only slightly different from spring planting!  Time to start hauling out Halloween fun stuff!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on September 20, 2009, 12:58:27 PM
 my Evil pirate twin had a rare old time at Sherwood! Talking, drinking, singing and walking like a pirate!  I heard all about it! She was the opening act- followed by the Bedlam Bards!
 Twas hot and steamy at Sherwood but all had a grand time!I think my neighbor might be a new rennie! huzzah!
 Now she is off to sea again and I need new silverware. I hid my jewelry and she did not take that at least.
  I was busy repotting pot bound plants this AM. Now they are happier.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on September 20, 2009, 08:46:14 PM
I have added many new scented plants and flowers to the seating/beer garden... we have a large gardenia,the almond verbena and now a Papaya tree which has fruit... and rosemaries and and purple petunias...it smells heavenly! I have so many roses blooming...I can't wait to have you visiting...but due to rain I need to mow! UGGHH! Glad to hear you only lost your silverware... good thing it was all plastic! Pirates are never too smart! If she had bit into it you might have had a problem!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on September 21, 2009, 07:36:42 AM
Contest pictures are up... if you need a dolly fix go look!!!!
http://www.couturedoll.com/ch1.html
Cat
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on September 22, 2009, 12:47:55 PM
 It sounds lovely Cat! I can't wait to see your garden again.It won't be long now until TRF time! I am excited!  My garden looks so bad due to the drought.It will be great to see blooms again!
 Rain today here! At last!
 I might have a room renter. She is perfect! Keeping fingers crossed!  It would be great not to be so stressed about how the alchemy is going- or  rather not going- this year!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on September 22, 2009, 07:32:27 PM
Fingers crossed your new renter appears!!! Did you get to look at the dolls??? I am so excited that we are getting rain! We need it!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on September 23, 2009, 12:17:15 PM
 looks like all is still on GO with the renter- but I will breathe easier once she gives her deposit etc.
 I did see the dolls! Wow! What fun!
  Which one was yours?
 Drizzle here today. Loving this cooler weather! Fall sure is here!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: indigocenter on September 23, 2009, 10:31:49 PM
My Queen..It is told that the festivities of the 7 Sisters at Sherwood last Saturday eve was most memorable and we truly missed a grand dedication ceremony.  I fear no one had a royal cam of it, but I be hearing nothing but rave reviews, despite the mugginess of the eve.  December should be most exhilarating!   :D
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on September 24, 2009, 01:01:39 PM
 I am so sorry we had to miss it- and no one got pictures??? . I do not think my evil twin could have stood and more humidity that eve!
 She thanks you so much for the ride! Nautical Hugs from Her! HUG!!! I look forward to Dec!!!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on September 25, 2009, 11:23:47 AM
 I got the best news today! My room is rented!  Doing the happy dance of relief.
 Laura is even a rennie! She moves in Oct 5th!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: indigocenter on September 25, 2009, 11:53:34 AM
HUZZAH!!!!   ;D
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on September 25, 2009, 12:50:33 PM
 BIG Huzzah! Not I can breathe a bit easier about going to TRF. It will be lovely to have someone nice living here!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: indigocenter on September 25, 2009, 01:16:29 PM
Is she interested in the faires?
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Rani Zemirah on September 25, 2009, 04:11:42 PM
I am so excited for you, my Lady Queen!  How wonderful to have a new housemate who is also a friend of the Faire!!!  I envision much talk of Garb, lavish tea parties (of the Scottish variety... ;) ) and (keeping fingers crossed) perhaps a regular driver for you to Faire!?!  Perhaps she may even wish to apprentice herself to you as a budding Sorceress...!  Oh, the possibilities are endless!!!  Congratulations, Madame!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on September 25, 2009, 04:54:15 PM
 I do not think I will have a driver. She has horses and will be going back to San Antonio on weekends while I am at faire and works long hours. She wants to get back to the Renn world again.  I will be nice sharing Meow Manor with a kindred spirit.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: dbaldock on September 25, 2009, 05:02:33 PM
I do not think I will have a driver. She has horses and will be going back to San Antonio on weekends while I am at faire and works long hours. She wants to get back to the Renn world again.  I will be nice sharing Meow Manor with a kindred spirit.

Time to fence in your Back Forty as a corral?   ;D

The horses could relax and cool off in the Pool ...  ;)




EDIT: Fixed typo.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on September 26, 2009, 12:05:25 AM
Horses in San Antonio...Of the racing type perhaps??? I am so glad you have a renter!!!! Now you should be able to come hang and not worry about funds as bad!!! YEAHHH!!!!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Dracconia on September 28, 2009, 01:37:21 AM
*Curtsies deeply upon entering her Queens Realm*

I come to pay homage to the Queen and ask her admittance into this her own personal realm.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on September 28, 2009, 07:41:27 AM
My dear friend I have been working on the drinking garden! I have gotten more things planted and the edges of it are getting a rock border...I can't wait to see you!!! soonnn!!Cat
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on September 28, 2009, 09:03:30 AM
 You are most welcome here Dracconia! Hugs!
 I am working on my gardens too Cat! Too many weeds!
 I am getting so excited about seeing you all very soon!!! Getting garb ready for TRF!
  Var and I had a nice visit last weekend- went to a halfway to St Patrick's concert in Austin! Fun!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Anna Iram on September 28, 2009, 01:31:48 PM
I got the best news today! My room is rented!  Doing the happy dance of relief.
 Laura is even a rennie! She moves in Oct 5th!

Bonnie, I'm so glad this has worked out, and I'm *very* glad your new rommie is a lady. Much nicer I think all around. :)
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on September 28, 2009, 03:47:37 PM
 I just got a call from my realtor. My renter has pulled out of the deal. She found a place with 10 acres to rent so she can have her horses- just what she was looking for. Not very good for me. Back to looking for another roomie again.
 I am very down today.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Anna Iram on September 28, 2009, 04:54:30 PM
Aw, Bonnie. I'm sorry.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: RenRobin on September 28, 2009, 05:10:45 PM
Bummer!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on September 28, 2009, 08:12:26 PM
 Mega Bummer!  Fie! Drat! and( insert bad word here!)
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on September 28, 2009, 08:18:02 PM
Aww man that is not good!! grrrr! Not fair! Well maybe another one will materialize! I have some goodies for you!!!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Rani Zemirah on September 28, 2009, 08:23:15 PM
Oh, my dear Lady, how absolutely unsporting of her, and without even personal notification...  I'm so very sorry.  I wish I had a spell in my kit!   :-\
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on September 29, 2009, 09:17:59 AM
 it is upsetting and I would have appreciated a phone call from her in person.
 Sigh.
 Hoping I get a few good nibbles on my room- not just the Dratted scammers.
 I can wait to see you Cat. It will be coming up soon!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on September 30, 2009, 03:42:45 PM
 The guy who was supposed to look at my room on Friday canceled. Sigh. At least he let me know. I am putting my garb back in the guest room! I had one of those- going to faire and forgetting half my garb nightmares! Yuck. Pinching pennies, living on a shoestring and hoping things get better.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Ginette on September 30, 2009, 04:04:17 PM
What weekend(s) are you going to at TRF?   :) 
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on September 30, 2009, 05:40:56 PM
 I have free tickets- my evil pirate twin won last year.I have magicked a few away from her! LOL! Staying with Cat- so I will try to make every weekend- if I hold out- the Meowmobile holds up- and my $$ holds out and I don't get the TRF plague again and Tachi is doing OK!!! Keeping fingers crossed.  Waving the big wand and doing incantations and the happy going to faire dance for good luck. I NEED faire and friends and hugs. What a Summer I have had.  Getting ready for TRF weekend number one!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on September 30, 2009, 09:44:47 PM
One thing about hanging here...if you forget something I most likely have something you can get to work!! I have not even pulled mine out...possibly a first for me... Mike is going online to try to get my opening weekend tickets.... we did not get into our race...WAAAAA! I had so hoped we would be running Sat! Bad news on the filly,Nelly, who fell at the track after a horse went down in front of here while galloping...looks like her tendon is not doing so good..her doing as she refused to stay quiet and caused more damage....So after a talk with doc she is turned out to heal on her own and we shall see how it does!  But it does not look like she will race without a miracle!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on October 01, 2009, 01:14:27 PM
 hoping I don't forget anything. I need all my marbles! I know I am in good hands though staying with you cat!  So excited. Getting garb ready!  Yoshi is bouncing to see my garb out. tachi is sad. He knows what the funny clothes mean.
 So sorry about your filly- but thrilled we get to play on opening weekend at TRF! WHEEE!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on October 01, 2009, 08:11:58 PM
Yeah we are sort of upset that the injury got worse...but that is dealing with monster TB horses! She refused to behave...bad patient!  Your cats are as funny as mine...wonder if Oreo will remember you plan to eat him up???? He is such a funny cat! I am SOOO excited to get to play....what is the theme first weekend??? I guess I should go look!!!!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on October 02, 2009, 07:11:20 AM
 I bet Oreo remembers! Cats never forget anything!
The first weekend is Ocktoberfest. German.  Fun to play! I need it!
 Loving this cooler not humid weather this AM. I hope faire is like this! waving my wand!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on October 02, 2009, 08:02:14 AM
YUP went and looked it up... I still will most likely wear gypsy garb.... I don't get to wear it as often when working... all the layers are hard to work in!!! OHHH I can hardly wait! WHAT FUN! I get to spend a 2 whole days PLAYING!!!! YEHHHHH! You get to show me the ropes of being a playtron!!!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on October 03, 2009, 01:10:56 PM
 I will wait and see what the weather might be before deciding on garb!
 It will be such FUN!! Doubt there will be much I can show you Cat. I just wander at faire!
 Only a few days more now! Doing the happy dance!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on October 03, 2009, 02:40:10 PM
Yeah but I only get to stay in one place for HOURS!!!! Now I get to do pub sing, meet and greet and all teh FUN stuff! Cat
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on October 03, 2009, 07:12:55 PM
 I can teach you how to do fun stuff! Walk this way! LOL!
 I am never in any place very long!   It is a wizard thing!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on October 03, 2009, 09:51:44 PM
We gypsys don't like to be left in one place long...starts to make us crazy! Fritz the Fire dragon wants to go! He told me I should practice my balalika and bring it along... not sure I can play with this tennis elbow thing.... uhhh I mean Gelding elbow! Well off here We have the Colour Of Magic on the magic box!!!! I want a discworld!!!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on October 04, 2009, 04:18:30 PM
 It sounds like Gypsies and wizards will get along just fine!  Dragons are welcome too!
 I Love ballalika music!  I can do percussion!
 Just got done helping the garden Gnomes pull weeds. ouch my back!   Day of rest on the morrow!
 The excitement builds. i wonder if the  magickbbutton on the Meow Mobile still remembers how to transport to your house! I bet it does!
 Huzzah! Soon!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on October 04, 2009, 05:15:36 PM
OH You know I bet the Meow knows it's way here!!!! Oreo is gearing up for your visit!!! We have been attempting to clean house...with rain that is no mean feat!!! It is POURING! Sure hope most of it is over the newly dug pond!!! I am going to pull out garb this week and decide what to wear!!! If the weather is not wet I will carry the Balalika but if it is raining....no way! Maybe someone else can play it!!! My arm is so sore I doubt I can stand to hold the pick!!!!

Weeds...UGGH! We drove the pasture and need a day of dry to spray again!!!!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on October 05, 2009, 08:52:15 AM
 Trying spells for no rain on the weekend! Can't wait to see your Pond Cat!
 my pool and pond are full!
  Take it easy at faire! We will have fun no matter what!
 See you soon!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on October 05, 2009, 07:04:46 PM
 I am on another computer- just for now. Mine is sick. I will see you Friday as planned Cat! I won't be online much- unless my computer gets fixed! DRAT! I have a friend coming tomorrow to see what can be done.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on October 05, 2009, 08:16:59 PM
Sounds like the nargles know you are coming here and don't want you to leave...maybe your cats put them up to it!

See ya Friday!!!! WOOHOO!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on October 06, 2009, 03:11:53 PM
 I am back- sort of! On Lord A's old slow ancient magick box. Still planning on coming Friday Cat. At least I am back in touch.
 I hope my stuffy head is just allergies. All nargles are banisher from this realm!  I think it is time for a potion pick me up!
 
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: DT_Masters on October 07, 2009, 02:39:48 AM
The guy who was supposed to look at my room on Friday canceled. Sigh. At least he let me know. I am putting my garb back in the guest room! I had one of those- going to faire and forgetting half my garb nightmares! Yuck. Pinching pennies, living on a shoestring and hoping things get better.

I had one of those dreams ONCE. Don't remember much of it but it was like I was there or nearly was there and had bare minimal faery box equipment to do anything.

I am going to try to make opening Saturday but there are so many things on the schedule that could move into the way or that want to move into place (play season has started and with so many of my friends in them, I want to catch all the plays), that it is touch and go till the last moment. Fortunally, my garb is rather simple.......it's making sure I have enough faery box components where it really comes into play.

Curious thing, though; I was just hit with a mental image of walking the pathways of Scarborough like it was just yesterday.......and it's been months.

ANY.....how, like I said, going to try to make the opening.......and I'll take the more direct route this time instead of trying to sail the southern latitudes (ie, I-10).
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on October 07, 2009, 07:17:12 AM
 I hope you make it to TRF DTMasters! See you there!
 My stuffy head is just allergies. Not fun.
 Off on a trip with Garden Club today. Going to Martha's Bloomers in Navasota! Nearly to TRF! Fun to get away from the Nargles for a while. Tomorrow is pack the MeowMobile for TRF day. It is looking like my weather potions might just work for a nice weekend! Huzzah!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on October 07, 2009, 09:04:58 PM
Wish I had known you were to be there....we went to town today and could have come to marthas...any excuse!!! Cat
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on October 08, 2009, 02:07:26 AM
 It was a nice trip. We had 15 from Garden Club. All enjoyed Matrha's Bloomers. The tea room is great.
 It was a day long outing. Stopped at the Antique Rose Emporium on the way home.
 Hoping my scratchy throat and drippy nose are just allergies and not  the beginning of a cold. If it is a cold- I won't try to drive down and spread my germs around. Sigh. That is the only thing that could make me miss faire.
 Send me your e-mail address again Cat. I lost all my address book. I lost everything on my computer.
 
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on October 08, 2009, 07:52:30 AM
 Not feeling good at all this AM. It is seeming more like a cold. Sore throat, runny nose, achy. Off to the store to see what I can get to knock it. Not looking good for TRF- unless I feel much better tomorrow. DRAT!
 I will let you know Cat.  The weekend is supposed to be wonderful too!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: dbaldock on October 08, 2009, 10:16:01 AM
Bonnie,

You might look at H.E.B. for Oscillococcinum (http://www.oscillo.com/) from Boiron.  Or, check with Lynn D. for suggestions.

Take Care,
David Baldock
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on October 08, 2009, 01:05:39 PM
 I think I have some of that. I have taken it before! Good stuff. Thanks for the reminder. All help appreciated. I HATE missing TRF opening. I lost all my e-mail addresses. Hope Lynn e-mails when she can!! Cat- Itried to e-mail you too- but it got sent back???! Still holding out hope that when the front blows through- my head will clear up. Making Wizard Potion Chicken Soup. It had booze in it. Guess Ihave too much blood in my alcohol stream! I hate when that happens!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: indigocenter on October 08, 2009, 02:30:55 PM
What David said...take about 3 pellets of the Oscillococcinum 3 times daily until ya feel yerself agin!  Can't keep a good Queen down!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on October 08, 2009, 02:38:39 PM
 I went to Elgin Main Street Pharmacy and they had it. The Pharmacist recommended it also! Feeling too flakey to drive- so I walked. I am taking it! The directions said to take a whole tube! I should be feeling great by Tomorrow!
 I am hoping! Missing TRF opening wouls be too sad. Thanks Lynn.  Fie on this bug- or whatever it is!!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: indigocenter on October 08, 2009, 02:42:43 PM
It is not necessary to take the whole tube...they want to see product!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on October 08, 2009, 03:20:53 PM
 Good to know! Thanks Lynn! It was expensive! It will last longer only taking a few!
 Off to rest and hope for the best.   Kitties are playing Nurse!
 We had a big tree limb down! I hope no more fall! Tis getting windy here!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: indigocenter on October 08, 2009, 03:27:12 PM
I drove to Dallas today and thought of you as I passed Hillsboro and Waxahachie and rennie country!  :)
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on October 08, 2009, 07:24:22 PM
 I feel too flakey today to think of driving. Lots of typos today!  Hope I feel better tomorrow!
  Falling asleep.
 Get in touch Cat! I will e-mail you in the AM. I am very discouraged. What a week!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on October 09, 2009, 07:59:39 AM
 I slept like the dead last PM but still feel crappy this AM. It feels like a cold not allergies. I WANT to go to TRF but reason tells me it is smarter to stay home and get over this- not share my germs with all at TRF. See you all next weekend. Drat. Fie and insert bad word here!!!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on October 09, 2009, 01:45:29 PM
As long as what you have is not from kissing Winged Pigs you are OK!!! I sure hope I survive without you to guide me!!!!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on October 09, 2009, 03:32:14 PM
 Not the Porcine plague here. Just a common head cold- but I need to be careful as I am very prone to sinus infections that last forever.
 Hook up with Var. She will be there! I will happily  be your guide next weekend!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: KeeperoftheBar on October 10, 2009, 05:02:37 PM
Greetings my Queen.
StudMuffin and I are so sad that you were unable to attend the opening of TRF.  Your weather spells were as excellent as ever.  I have never seen as wondrous opening day weather as we had today in the 18 years I have been attending.   It was cool  and still and truly fantastic.  Many of your subjects queried me regarding your attendance and were terribly saddened by your absence, though all agreed that your health took precedence to our desires.   You and Lord A were there in our thoughts if not in fact.  I hope you are able to attend in the coming weeks.  SM and I shall be there for All Hallows and we look forward to seeing you then.  (If not sooner).

Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on October 11, 2009, 09:53:24 AM
 It was really depressing to miss the TRF opening. Not having fun here. I hate head colds. I have a bad one. Staying in bed and trying to get over it.  Fie on the knave who spread the germs my way! The timing was not good!
 I am pleased that my weather spells worked and trying to come up with more for next weekend!  No sneezing in the potion! LOL!  The royal felines are keeping me warm and taking care of me!  With good luck I shall be there on the rest of the TRF weekends.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on October 11, 2009, 08:59:38 PM
We missed you Bonie,
But I must say I am hooked on this NOT working and instead playing!! WOO HOOO!!!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Var Greyshadow on October 12, 2009, 06:59:21 AM
It seems the faire gods were saddened at your absense, my Queen, for yesterday not long after cannon the skies began to weep and did so to varying degrees throughout the day.  Cat and I had great fun both days, though we both said it would've been even more so if you were there too.  We gave greetings and word of your illness to many who inquired as to your whereabouts.  As KeeproftheBar said, openeing day could not have been muich better - to be comfortable in full garb all the day, to think about cloaks or gauntlets - Huzzah!!

Looking forward to third weekend when all of our evil twins will drop anchor and raise a little havoc.  New Market won't know what hit them!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on October 12, 2009, 07:51:37 AM
 I was thinking about all having fun at TRF. Sorry my weather spell did not hold for Sunday.  Cold germs in the potion? LOL! I think I am on the mend but at the coughing stage now. The Royal Felines are taking good care of me but are quite spoiled with me in bed with them. My evil Twin is anticipating Pirate Weekend!  Hopefully I shall be there next weekend- germ free!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on October 12, 2009, 05:30:12 PM
YES! You really must take the finest care of yourself so you are ready to party the weekend away!!!!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on October 12, 2009, 05:39:54 PM
 I am taking care. Not sure about the partying- but I sure could use some fun. Being sick is not fun. I need faire. Planning on getting better! Drinking lots of potions!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on October 13, 2009, 08:20:38 AM
 Feeling better this AM!  About time. Hopefully I will be in good shape for the weekend!  Working on a nice weekend weather spell!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on October 13, 2009, 10:45:33 AM
Must be working as the weather reports are saying lows in the 50's and highs in the mid 70's....both days and no chance of rain!!! WOOHOO! Still not sure what I am wearing yet!!! I am going on the hunt for wings to act as a base... otherwise I will get out the wire and such and see what I can do!!!  My wand is broken so will have to make wings the old fashioned way!!!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on October 13, 2009, 12:53:30 PM
 I have plenty of wands! Or you could just grow wings? I will wear my Wizard garb of course!
  I am feeling so much better today! Huzzah.  I am on for leaving here Friday! So happy to be seeing you at last Cat!  I feel a happy dance coming on!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on October 13, 2009, 07:41:35 PM
I am so glad you are feeling better!!!! YEAHHHH! Huzzah!!!! I am ready to have you here!!!! I hope this link works.... try it ! It should link to my Webshots photos and there you will find the TRF photos!

http://community.webshots.com/user/mdfaduly

See you this weekend!!! Cat
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Trillium on October 13, 2009, 07:50:48 PM
So glad your feeling better!  I missed seeing you on Sunday but it was a wet yucky day.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on October 14, 2009, 07:45:05 AM
 Thanks Trill! When will you be at TRF again?
 I am so happy to be feeling better!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Trillium on October 14, 2009, 05:57:07 PM
We are hoping to go again.  There is a possiblity of this Sunday but I haven't heard for sure yet.  We trying to plan an adults only trip.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on October 15, 2009, 08:59:07 AM
 I will be there! Hope we see you at the Meet and greet at the POW Trill?
 Feeling a bit nostalgic and wistful today. It would have been Lord A's Birthday. I will remember his love and wisdom. I sure miss him.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Lady Ashly on October 15, 2009, 01:52:59 PM
*bouncing up around like a crazy person* EEEEEEKKKK I am excited. Bonnie you will be there Sunday and there is actually a possiblity I may get to meet Trill FINALLY?!?! Oh tis grand news indeed!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on October 15, 2009, 02:46:54 PM
OHHH BOY and I thought I was excited!!!! Bonnie my dear your room is ready... the chariot has fuel and I am SOOOOO ready to go play!!! YIPEEEEE!!!!! And I will get to visit with all the other peoples!!! WOOHHOO!!!!!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Lady Ashly on October 15, 2009, 02:50:34 PM
Dragonworks will I get the pleasure of meeting you on Sunday as well??
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on October 15, 2009, 05:03:34 PM
YES!!! Though Bonnie I will be going gypsy as my bum elbow will not let me twist the spring steel for the wings...I kinda made it burn trying...So fairy I am not!!!!! I get to meet all of you with luck!!!! Not working this year has been SO GREAT!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on October 15, 2009, 06:55:50 PM
 I will be there both days! Looking forward to seeing you Lady Ashlyn. Yes! Cat( C.dragonworks) will be with me! We will be at the opening gate or meet us at the POW for the parade!
 The Meowmobile is mostly packed.  New Staffs for Authentic Wardrobe!
 Going through cell phone hell today. I HATE cell phones. My old number and phone is dead. Who knew if I did not use it for several months- it would just expire? No one told me1 DRAT! Getting a GO phone just for the TRF trip. DRAT. Hoping I can get it charged and activated. I have cell phone a phobia. Rant over!

 I am excited too Cat! Playing is FUN and I am ready for FUN! I can't wait to see you all tomorrow!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on October 15, 2009, 06:58:25 PM
 Gypsies have their own magick! Sorry your Elbow does not feel good! We will have fun no matter what Cat! Huzzah to FUn and playing! I am SO ready!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Trillium on October 15, 2009, 08:14:14 PM
*bouncing up around like a crazy person* EEEEEEKKKK I am excited. Bonnie you will be there Sunday and there is actually a possiblity I may get to meet Trill FINALLY?!?! Oh tis grand news indeed!

I hope we can go!  I need to call my friend and see if she has managed to corner her hubby yet for a decision.  Today is our 15 year anniversary so I am hoping we can celebrate on sunday.  However, if we do go, I plan to be in disguise as a gypsy.  I did wings this past sunday and my back is still recovering!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on October 15, 2009, 08:46:44 PM
 Huzzah for Gypsies! I hope you make it Trill! happy Anniversary! You need faire to celebrate!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on October 16, 2009, 08:11:11 AM
 Doing the happy going to Cat's and TRF dance this AM. Changing cat boxes and watering plants!  See you Soon Cat! Getting last minute stuff done! I feel nearly all better today. The cool front came through here! My weather spell is working! Huzzah!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Lady Ashly on October 16, 2009, 11:09:53 AM
It must be the faire in the air because I am feeling quite slendid as well. This weather is wonderful. Thank you for your magickal help Bonnie! This weekend will be the perfect weather.

Looking forward to meeting you Cat! I will have a few faire newbies with me. They are in for a treat!

I REALLY hope you can make it Trill! Happy Anniversary to you both!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on October 19, 2009, 03:42:09 PM
 Twas a pleasure to see you Lady Ashlyn!!! The weather spell was perfect! Now can I do it again for Pirate Weekend? I will sure try!
 The TRF time just went by too fast!  I sure needed faire!!!
 Grammercy to Cat for her hospitality! She is the perfect hostess as well as Queen's Companion and Thanks to her and Marianno, my Royal Squire for their assistance after dark too. When the sun goes down I need a seeing eye person- or 2! LOL!
 Cat and Var and I had such fun playing!
 Now on to Pirate weekend.
 The Royal Felines are glad I am home! Tis nice to be missed!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on October 19, 2009, 08:55:52 PM
Picture on here..... many great ones....
http://community.webshots.com/album/575087929CEtRxM

if the link does not work I will see if I can link another way!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on October 20, 2009, 07:47:07 AM
OOOOh! Nice pictures! Wow! You got such good ones! The link worked just fine!   Huzzah!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on October 20, 2009, 06:05:40 PM
YEAH never sure...sometimes they link perfect the next time they don't.... I had such a hard time choosing!!!!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: EmbyrretheFae on October 22, 2009, 02:03:15 AM
I came out to TRF and missed seeing you this past weekend :(  I hope to catch up with you again during the halloween weekend M'lady :)
Embyrre
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on October 22, 2009, 09:09:29 AM
 Drat! So sorry I missed seeing you Embyrre! I can be found at the Prince Of Wales for our R/F meet and greet during the parade- at the pirate Pub sing at the POW at 5. or at opening. Hope I see you on Halloween! Hugs!
  My Evil Twin is here and will confiscate the Meow Mobile for pirate weekend. She and her crew are loud and boisterous and I will be happy to see them pull out for TRF and leave MeowManor in peace! Busy working on wands and staffs and the pirates upset the magical vibes here! LOL!  Pirates!!!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Rani Zemirah on October 22, 2009, 09:28:52 AM
I've noticed, my Lady Queen, that your majik box seems to malfunction right after your ET (Evil Twin) "borrows" your jewelry, and doesn't function properly again until she's returned it!  You seem always to be out of contact during those times when she is in possession of said treasures...  Perhaps there is some crucial majikal crystal or rare mineral in the collection that aids in ethereal transmissions?  Perhaps a study is in order...  Have you a Royal Alchemist, by chance? 

In other news, preparations for my sojourn to the south are progressing apace, and I hope to be within Cannon range fairly early upon the eve of All Souls, in time for the All Hallows Eve festivities beginning early next morn and lasting well into the wee hours, or so I've been told! 

I look forward to your glorious presence, as well as your warm and welcoming company... :)
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: eloquentXI on October 22, 2009, 09:38:27 AM
Missed you greatly on Opening Weekend, Bonnie. Can't wait to see you All Hallows, being that I'm there if all the darned nargles would go away and I would get over this stupid cold. Hoping that all is well with you!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on October 22, 2009, 02:36:50 PM
Ah The Nose Nargles have Eloquent as well!!! I am fighting off a sinus infection I think... something about Mold and mildew Nargles gets me every time this time of year!!! I hate Sinus headaches... and so on the antinarglebotics with hopes of kicking them out before Weekend! Otherwise I am feeling Wonderful... See ya all fur Pirates of The TRF!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on October 23, 2009, 09:25:34 AM
 I have noticed that too Rani Z. Perhaps my Evil Twin steals some part of my Magick Box? Looking forward too seeing you and Eloquent Halloween Weekend. I hated missing opening!
 Fie on the Pollen Fairy and the mold troll and the cold nargles too!  Hope all get feeling in top shape soon!!!
 My Evil Twin has the Meowmobile all stowed with her nasty pirate gear. She will be headed your way noonish Cat! Make her behave!? Hide the rum and scotch! LOL!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: wyckdblyss on October 26, 2009, 08:47:48 AM
Queen Bonnie! I can report that your twin was in fine form yesterday. She was alot of fun to be with during parade, tis ashame I have yet to meet you though. Hopefully I will be able to get that privilage at Sherwood or Scarby this year.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on October 26, 2009, 04:25:24 PM
 My Evil twin reported she met you! She was very happy to do so! I look forward to meeting you also at another faire! Hugs!
Reports are coming in about the havoc Capt Bonnie created at TRF this past weekend! Not sure I will be able to show my face after what I heard she was up to!
 LOL! Going in disguise for Halloween! Should be too much fun!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on October 26, 2009, 07:22:45 PM
I have your disguise ready!!!!  I am ready for next weekend!!! Still looking for all the parts for my disguise!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: dbaldock on October 26, 2009, 07:41:48 PM
...
Going in disguise for Halloween! Should be too much fun!


Are you going as a flapper from the Roaring Twenties?  :D

(I've seen the photo of you and Lord A., and the old car you used to have.  ;) )


Take Care,
David Baldock
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Blackbead on October 27, 2009, 08:43:30 AM
{bowing low}

Your Gracious Majesty.

I am pleased to say that I was allowed the great fortune of speaking with your Evil Twin just before the opening cannon on last Sunday at TRF.  She was in rare form, indeed, and appeared ready to take the Festival by storm!  I saw her again as she passed by the table where my book signing was but she, like a leaf in a raging river, passed me by with a wink and a smile.

Till we meet again, I remain,

YHS,
Blackbead the "Privateer"
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on October 27, 2009, 08:58:56 AM
No she is not going as a flapper....  Not anything so common!!!  You just have to come out and see!;)
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on October 27, 2009, 03:14:19 PM
 My Sister spoke of meeting you! I remember the good times at Table Rock! She probably was on the way to do something nefarious! LOL!
 Flapper at a renn faire? Nay. Wrong century! Cat and I are cooking up a surprise!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on October 28, 2009, 09:31:31 AM
Mike is out on the hunt for my ears... do you know how hard it is to find EARS????? I am working on the tail section now. so back to it!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: wyckdblyss on October 28, 2009, 03:26:20 PM
Can't wait to see the pictures of your disguise! I am sure it will be amazing, just as you are M'Lady!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Trillium on October 28, 2009, 03:38:38 PM
definitely need to see pictures!!  I wish we could go!  But we just spent $100 taking the pirate to the doctor, he has bronchitis again and his asthma is acting up.  We have to use a nebulizer now. :P  Plus my barbarian has been waiting for his new boots to come in for 6 weeks. >:(  I know he doesn't really want to go without them.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on October 29, 2009, 03:19:41 PM
 Getting all in readiness for All Hallows Eve! Doing the Happy packing Dance!
 I am hoping someone got pictures of my Evil Twin Sister last Weekend. ???
 Hugs Trill! I hope we can get together at TRF this year! Hope your pirate gets better soon! Sending healing spells your way!
 Working on the Spell to change into something different- and of course magical - this weekend!
 Trying to push this weather front out in time! It is a slow poke!
 Back to the cauldron!
 
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Ginette on October 29, 2009, 03:45:58 PM
I can't wait to see you again my Queen!   ;D  It has been far to long since our last visit! 
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on October 29, 2009, 04:07:47 PM
 Indeed! It has been ages Ginette! See you this weekend! I will be in disguise- but perhaps you can figure out it is ME! LOL! HUGS!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on October 29, 2009, 07:24:16 PM
I will be harder to know..HEHE!!!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on October 30, 2009, 10:46:49 AM
 Beautiful weather is here! HUZZAH!!! This Weather spell is coming out nicely for the TRF season so far!
 Leaving for Cat's in about an hour! The Meowmobile is packed and ready to go! Top Down? HMMM?  I am so ready for a fun weekend at TRF. Can't wait to see all the R/F friends!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on November 02, 2009, 06:32:27 PM
Well it was another GREAT weather weekend at TRF... here are the latest photos.... on facebook... just click the link!

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2042100&id=1189374515&l=8434c30616
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on November 02, 2009, 06:58:16 PM
 It was a fantastic weekend at TRF! I hope I can duplicate that weather spell every weekend! It was great seeing so many friends from the forum- BIG HUGS!!
 We almost had a Renndevous! Great meet and greet picture.
 I can't open the link Cat! Drat! I willl try again.
 We had such fun! Cat was  totally awesome as Puss in Boots! I had NO fun as a unicorn! No one would play leap frog and there were NO male virgins at faire that weekend.LOL! Alas!
 Sunday I was so happy to meet Hagrid, an Orc, Sam and Frodo and so many more- I dressed in my more traditional garb and found a nice escort! I want to see lots of pictures!
 The Royal felines are happy I am home. Chingy my ancient Siamese was not eating- but I got her interested in food this afternoon. She is very fragile. Off to the vet soon, just in case. Resting up for next weekend!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on November 02, 2009, 08:22:24 PM
Try the link again... it should work just fine...unless facebook is having an overload moment
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on November 04, 2009, 02:43:33 PM
 Huzzah! Success! Great pictures Cat! We both looked wonderous! What a fun weekend!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on November 06, 2009, 08:58:59 AM
 More nargles at MeowManor! A BIG tree limb came down on my fence. The tree belongs to the city. They will take care of it- soon I hope. It broke my fence too but not horrible.
 This AM - no hot water! Alas!
 I called my plumber wizard and twas only the reset button again! Whew! No hot water in the AM is no fun. Begone nargles!
 The MeowMobile is packed and ready for TRF. Not sure my weather spell is quite as good- A bit of cat hair in the cauldron this weekend! Sigh! I tried!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on November 09, 2009, 04:12:56 PM
 Twas another wonderous weekend- with only a bit of rain late Sunday! Huzzah to another good weather spell!

 Our Greek feast was yummy!
 Saturday Cat looked awesome and came in 2nd in the toga contest! She should have been first- JMHO. Her garb as Ceres was amazing.
 I was Gaia on Sat. Mother Nature did not win so the clouds moved in for Sunday. LOL.
 Cat did a bit- OK a LOT of tweaking on my garb= I went as Hera Mother of the gods- and on Sunday I won! I will be at TRF next year for more fun and weather spells too! Very happy! Can't wait to see pictures! Sunday was good for the photographers!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on November 09, 2009, 07:43:32 PM
http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2042873&id=1189374515&l=292e1787cd

Pix of Roman Weekend!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on November 10, 2009, 10:27:19 AM
 Great pictures Cat!  Thanks for your help!It was such fun!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on November 12, 2009, 03:42:21 PM
 Getting ready for another TRf weekend! The Meowmobile knows the way! LOL!
 Looking like my weather spells might be Ok this weekend too!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on November 16, 2009, 12:45:16 PM
http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2043504&id=1189374515&l=5d7eee74c2

pics of Scottish weekend!!! And Pyro Juggler!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on November 17, 2009, 03:44:08 PM
 Good pictures Cat!  Working on another weather spell for Barbarian weekend!  Busy working on wands and variose projects. Rebuilt my waterfall again!  That left me kind of out of breath.  I REALLY need to try and steer clear of smokers at TRF this weekend.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Drouzin on November 17, 2009, 06:48:12 PM
Hey there Queen Bonnie!  Hope all is well at Meow Manor!  Any chance you will be heading to LARF?  I'm looking at all those pics C. has linked and I am so missing TRF!  This makes 2 years in a row we are unable to go. :-\  Sigh! 
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on November 18, 2009, 08:37:36 AM
 I WISH I could make it to LARF this year. So many happy memories of that wonderful faire. Sad I can't drive that far alone and the alchemy spells are not letting me do much far away. DRAT! I LOVED that faire. Maybe next year? Who knows?
 Good to hear from you Drouzin! Lift a tankard at the Painted Badger for me! Hope you can make it to TRF soon too!
 
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Drouzin on November 18, 2009, 08:45:35 PM
And we wish we could make to TRF.  Last year the flu and this year we used up the vacation days  :-\.  The house is still unfinished :P, but we actually have a room that has a twin bed if you ever need a place to stay, (and I know you'll be good with the 4 cats ;)).
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Sir Martin on November 19, 2009, 03:45:53 AM
My Queen, it was wonderful to see you as well as Cat out at TRF for Highland Fling weekend.  Your weather spells resulted in glorious days for New Market Village.  Here is a shot I got as you blessed playtrons and muggles all with your splendor while passing near the Sea Devil Tavern.  I look forward to seeing you this coming Sunday if you will be in attendance.

(http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h306/RocketMP/TRF%202009/a864bebd.jpg)
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Lady Nicolette on November 19, 2009, 08:41:29 AM
Well done, Sir Martin!  Huzzah to our beautiful Queen Bonnie!  May she always be happy and grace us with her gorgeous smile!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on November 19, 2009, 11:28:01 AM
  AWWW! I am blushing!
Great shot Sir Martin! Thank you!
 Yes! I plan to be at TRF this weekend and next too! See you all there!
 Hugs Lady Nicolette! Faire is my happy place!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on November 20, 2009, 10:53:52 AM
 Rain here this AM. At least the weekend is supposed to be nice! Soggy barbarians would not be good! LOL! The MeowMobile is packed and ready for the soggy drive to Cat's house! No top down today. Fie!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on November 20, 2009, 11:30:30 AM
YEAH! I will be waiting! What fun!!! Wish we could do the top down thing today but I dare say it will be wetish!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on November 24, 2009, 02:01:13 PM
 What a fun weekend at TRF- even with the drizzle on Saturday. We still had a ball. The Evil pirate twin got out on Sunday to pillage the village! The high moment was being taken for a bilge pump by a landlubber at opening gate! My Evil Twin was flattered indeed!
 Looking forward to Thanksgiving at Cat's and the final weekend of TRF.I have a LOT to be thankful for! Good friends and the fun of faire too. I will do my best on weather spells but there are forces working against me!
 I can't believe the TRF season has gone by SO fast! TOO FAST for me!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on November 24, 2009, 09:22:04 PM
I think we left it somewhere and we have not been able to find it... it just went too fast!  Well Mom and I went shopping and got all sorts of good eats!  Turkey is nearly thawed!!!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on November 25, 2009, 12:50:28 PM
 I can't wait! I am ready to give thanks! Busy getting all ready here to  leave tomorrow! I hope this weather stays around for the weekend! Glorious!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on December 08, 2009, 11:16:40 AM
 Busy time! I am recovering from TRF withdrawal. But it was a good season! my weather spells were OK. I had a ball staying with Cat and Mike and Marianno! HUGS! Mike is now a Royal Computer wizard! He booted the nargles out of my system! Huzzah!I hooked it back up myself! It works! Huzzah! Cat and Marianno were my rRyal seeing eye guides after dark at TRF. I would have been lost without them! HUGS!
  Home to happy cats and moving 40000 plants undercover for the hard freeze!  Whew!
 I did a local craft show last Saturday. Sold one wand! Sales were slow this year. Fie!  I plan on making the gathering at Sherwood- with wands and crystals too. Busy making My Scurvy new garb! He sure needed it. My evil twin is not much for sewing.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Anna Iram on December 08, 2009, 12:39:43 PM
Glad to hear things are on the up and up for you Bonnie, and a belated happy Thanksgiving to you.  :)

I'd love to make a visit to Sherwood and visit your booth. You make such lovely things!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on December 08, 2009, 03:30:52 PM
 OOPS! I won't have a booth at Sherwood! They are having an informal bazaar at the Dec 12th  Sherwood gathering. I will bring stuff then. I am hoping for a shop to consign my things there. I love making wands crystals and staffs- but not being stuck in a booth selling them and no $$$ to open a shop by myself.I will be there as a volunteer walk around character- working for tips!
 Sorry for the confusion! Hugs Anna! Things were great- going to faire always is a happy time. The upcoming holiday has me down though. Not a big fan. I still have Halloween stuff up! Deck the halls with bats and spiders! HO Ho!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on December 08, 2009, 07:31:32 PM
Well still trying to get things back in order. We have to replace the Wiper motor on the old Burb.... Always something! Hauling horses to track early tomorrow... and to swim again on Fri.... May have a race soon... need to have the shoer out now..... Had hoped to make it to sherwood with you but I think things are still to nutty here to go anywhere! Glad you had fun this year...I sure did. Well off to do more stuff!!!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on December 09, 2009, 08:59:41 AM
 Hugs Cat! I understand! drat. Where do you swim your horses? Now there is a 20% chance of rain on Sat. Another weather spell is needed! Getting out potions cauldron!
 Perhaps you can come out for a weekend when faire opens? Keep it in mind!
 The Royal felines are so happy I am home and not on the go! They are getting spoiled rotten!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: dbaldock on December 09, 2009, 10:12:08 AM
...
 The Royal felines are so happy I am home and not on the go! They are getting spoiled rotten!


We all know you meant to say "They are continuing to be spoiled rotten!"   ;)   ;D

Glad you're going to be able to sell some of your hand-made treasures at the Bazaar.


Take Care,
David Baldock
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on December 09, 2009, 06:51:19 PM
Well we worked Homey today alone and he did FABULOUS! A 38.6 @3f  was the 3rd fastest time of 12 horses... but rated 6th due to 4 having the same time.... Not bad for barefoot and in MUD!  We have the vet coming out Thurs or Fri and the farrier coming Mon... If all goes well we will get the next work Tues or Wed.... and swim him again mon afternoon.....and enter him to run for the 19th.... But this weekend we have MUCH to do!  But I hope the weather stays good for your gathering... Work a good weather spell!!!! NO eye of rain frog!!!!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on December 10, 2009, 09:04:45 AM
 You are right David! The spoiling never ends here!
 Great things are going well with the horses Cat!   Exciting to have a race so soon!
 Hoping the weekend weather is good !
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on December 11, 2009, 08:58:35 AM
BAH!!! I caught a cold and it makes me feel like sleeping!!! Glad I am not driving today!!!! Looks like your Weather potion may not work... they are forecasting rain,cold and more rain for the weekend.... I hope they are wrong about Sat... good luck at Sherwood gather and have fun!!!! Sorry I can't make it...but even if I wanted to you don't need to be around a SICKY!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on December 11, 2009, 10:58:58 AM
 Sending you a get better fast spell Cat! POOF!!!<<<<
 Awful time to get sick.
 I work up with another migraine so laying low today myself. Ouchies!
 My vision goes down to nothing.
 I guess I will see what tomorrow afternoon looks like. I Sure would like to go to Sherwood! PUn.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on December 13, 2009, 09:41:09 AM
 The weather yesterday was not great. Cold and drizzle. I did not go to Sherwood. Drat. I hope there is a gathering next month and the weather is better!
 I used up all my good weather spells on TRF I guess!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Taffy Saltwater on December 15, 2009, 01:13:12 PM
Those migraines are nothing to laugh about.  Hope you're all better.  Maybe let the weather spells rest a - spell? - and send them forth again when you have another gathering.  Luvvies to your fur babies & you.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on December 17, 2009, 11:45:53 AM
 The migraines hurt- but cut down my already horrible vision.
 I am better! Thanks Taffy! I will rest- a spell!
 The universe is a strange place.You never know what it will give you. A curse or a blessing.
 Last PM my neighbor was over helping me install weather stripping on my front door. I head a cat in distress- LOUD meowing- and it turned out to be a tiny 8 week old kitten. She marched right in and took over Meow manor.Ate everything in site and proceeded to charm me and love me. The Royal Felines are mildly miffed- but OK. After being sick in the kitchen all night- Kitten poop- ugh!-I took her to the vet this AM.  Lots of meds and $$$-but she will be OK. Now I need a name for this cutie. Aida was playing on the opera channel when she arrived. The kitten is a brown tabby with Egyptian markings and spots down her sides and tummy.  Very regal- short hair. I am toying with several names- but liking- Aida, Amneris, Nuri- means Gypsy in Egyptian- and a few other names- Solstice?  Nothing has stuck yet.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Anna Iram on December 17, 2009, 12:00:51 PM
Oh Bonnie how sweet! A Christmas present sent from the angels, and I like Aida. It means "visitor" or "returning" as taken from the Wiki.


Aida (sometimes spelled Aïda, pronounced /???i?d??/ ah-EE-dah, from Arabic: , pronounced [??a?jdah], an Arabic female name meaning "visitor" or "returning") is an opera in four acts by Giuseppe Verdi to an Italian libretto by Antonio Ghislanzoni, based on a scenario written by French Egyptologist Auguste Mariette. Aida was first performed at the Khedivial Opera House in Cairo on 24 December 1871, conducted by Giovanni Bottesini.
 
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: LadyElizabeth on December 17, 2009, 12:11:53 PM
I like Aida, it's beautiful, but you do know as well as I do that a cat fits some names and not others.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Anna Iram on December 17, 2009, 01:19:20 PM
This should give you lots of names to look at:

http://www.funcatnames.com/egyptian-cat-names.html

I happened upon Egyptian...Ameena is sweet...but as Elizabeth says it's got to fit.

Can we have a picture when she's feeling better?
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Taffy Saltwater on December 17, 2009, 01:27:03 PM
Or you could go for the Big Gods and just name her Bastet - protector of women and homes.  The Egyptian glyph for both cat and the sound they make is Mayet, which is one of my favorite ever names.  Back in the 80's I went to NYC and went to the Natural History Museum there.  There was a woman - believed to be a consort - mummy there and her nickname was Mayet.  As I recall, she was buried with her pet gazelle.

I'm a firm believer that young blood keeps our pets more active and healthy longer.  Congrats on the new fur baby.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on December 17, 2009, 03:07:36 PM
 I am also liking Shai Nefer- good luck. Nefertari -beautiful and still Nuri.
  I will take pictures when her poor belly is less bloated. She is a beautiful alert and loving kitten. She is ruling Meow manor. Amneris was the Princess in Aida- poor Aida was a slave. This kitten is a ruler I think! Isis?  Names are hard!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: dbaldock on December 17, 2009, 03:57:18 PM
"Hey Cat" ?  ;)  ;D
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on December 17, 2009, 04:07:10 PM
 LOL David! Great name!! She is only a tiny kitten now. if I call hey cat around here I could get one of 5! Or another stray!
 (Little stinky and Squirt are not good for when she gets feeling better!)
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on December 18, 2009, 09:49:15 AM
 The "baby" is doing better this AM! Huzzah.  Giving her all the meds is not easy- but they are working. She was playing with a ball when I wend down to the kitchen this AM. She and Chingy , my 20 year old Siamese are friends now too. Still trying to see what name fits. She is a little cutie and so loving. A true Royal feline!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on December 18, 2009, 10:02:23 AM
See the Goddess KNEW you needed a new kitten to cheer you up!!! How about Yule for a name! She sounds adorable!!!! PICTURES!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on December 18, 2009, 07:04:47 PM
 No holiday names. This is not my favorite time of year. She has cheered me up- and given me lots to do though!
 Kitten is feeling lots better. My neighbor and I went to get her a scratching post and a few non ABC( already been chewed) toys of her own and spent a few hours watching her play. She is a warrior princess!  Aeowyn? Ishtar? Still liking Amneris.
 Her tummy is looking better. Pictures soon. She is a charmer.   And feeling much better. I had forgotten how much energy kittens have!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: dbaldock on December 18, 2009, 07:35:56 PM
Do you have one of those cat toys that's a small fishing pole with a soft something-or-other on the line, to cast out for the kitten to chase and grab?  Another thing that some kittens (and puppies) like to chase is the light from a laser pointer.   ;) :D
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on December 19, 2009, 03:48:02 PM
 OH Yes! The cat fishing pole is one of her favorites- it has a ball with feathers on the end!. She likes balls and tiny mice too.
 Still no name. This is awful!I am working on it.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Trillium on December 19, 2009, 08:19:41 PM
don't feel bad that you haven't named her yet.  It often takes us several days, even a week, before deciding on a name. 
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on December 20, 2009, 08:58:13 AM
 I decided on a name- at last. I went with my first choice- Amneris the Egyptian princess from Aida. Neri is feeling much better and into everything. She got her claws clipped yesterday. My legs are happier! She is a sweetie and busy charming the Siamese. Chingy is already her buddy. I have to keep her away from Tachi- he is so sick. Batman is still miffed and Yoshi is curious.
 
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Merlin on December 20, 2009, 09:10:39 AM
My newest cats name is "The Hit"
It's simple....much like she is. She wandered up one day with broken ribs and a broken jaw.... was slobbering all over the place. We took her to the vet to get repaired and her name became "The Hit".

I really want a Khao Manee but I've never purchased a cat before....we always rescue them.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Trillium on December 20, 2009, 09:36:38 AM
Merlin,
Check online for rescues.  There are breed specific rescues for practically every breed.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on December 20, 2009, 10:33:57 AM
  hi Merlin-Good you rescued and fixed up The Hit! Hitty Kitty? LOL! Sounds like she sure needed helping hands- and a lot of magick!
 I had thought my next Royal Feline would come from Siamese rescue. The universe had other plans for me. LOL!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Merlin on December 20, 2009, 01:07:28 PM
We normally don't pick our rescues...they pick us.

"MaMaCito" is a black and white tabby that showed up in the back yard one day....each day she would come closer as I sat on the porch until one day she jumped in my lap and I noticed she was pregnant. She was searching a good home to deliver her litter and picked me. (lucky me)
She delivered a beautiful white and black buy who we still have....name is "Sir knight"
"Jordan" didn't fair so well as we suspect that she fell to one of the many red tail hawks in this area.
"Lady Chatterly" was given away to a great home.


I'll search for a Khao Manee rescue place.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on December 24, 2009, 10:42:44 AM
 I replied earlier- but it disappeared! ???
 Nargles again?
 I have had a lot of kitties that adopted me! They were all special. Funny how very nice cats just show up! Must be magick? LOL!
 Little Neri had a relapse yesterday - so back to the vet for more meds.  She is feeling better this AM and back to attacking my plants and getting into mischief. She is a non stop ball of kitten cuteness.  Yoshi keeps asking to go in the kitchen to observe and Neri chases him around. Yoshi spitting and growling and enjoying the chase I think. Neri and my 20 year old Siamese Chingy are friends and sleep together now!
 She has been a wonderful gift from the universe!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Rani Zemirah on December 24, 2009, 01:54:57 PM
My dear Queen Bonnie, I hope your Holidays are wonderful, and filled with Joy! 

I will be seeing you at Sherwood for opening weekend, I believe! 
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Lady Neysa on December 26, 2009, 11:34:01 AM
It's nice to hear about you new kitty Bonnie!   The universe does work in strange ways sometimes doesn't it?  Last year at Christmas time was when we were adopted again.  We found a tiny grey striped kitten hanging out on our porch. Everyone else wanted to love on her right away, but I was being the scrooge of the household, and said "no,no,no"- no more cats!  But as several days went by, this cat didn't budge!   Seriously, this poor little thing stayed on our porch, never moved that I knew of. I was hoping she'd "leave and go home", not knowing yet that she decided that this already was her home.  It's like she was being patient with me while I made up my mind. I finally relented and let her be fed, and that was it.  The poor little girl was starving!   After asking around the neighborhood if anyone lost a kitten, I finally caved in.   It's like she knew we would soon need another kitty to love, since we would soon be losing our "Brat Cat" (that I wrote about in another post)
You think it took you too long to name your cat?   That's nothing, its been a year and we never did come up with a proper name for her. We called her "little kitty"  right from the start, and it sort of stuck.  We just call her 'Lil' kitty' now.  She is a sweet little girl, who loves to snuggle,  and has the prettiest "kitty smile" I've ever seen! But I think that she thinks shes a dog.  She follows you around from room to room like a dog, and she loves to lick us.  She'll lick your hand when you hold it out to her.  She comes right up to my face and starts licking my nose! lol! Our other boy, Lucky has slowly accepted her, or at least tolerates her now.  He is a fat lazy boy, not very active - I forgot how fun it is to have a playful kitty zoom around the house again! One of these days I'll learn how to post pics on here.  
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on December 28, 2009, 06:23:16 AM
 Thank you Rani Z.  I had an OK Christmas. I visited a good friend I had not seen for a while for dinner. Her husband passed away several years ago. Good to get together with our memories.
 I Survived Christmas. Not my favorite holiday. Now on to Sherwood!
 Nice to hear about your foundling Lady Neysa! She had you picked out! Kitties are purrrsistant!LOL!
 Neri is growing and doing much better! She is so sweet and playful.I am not good at posting pictures either since photobucket changed.
 More Nargles here.
 A Huge tree came down in the wind storm last week and took out the power to my pool. I got that fixed-Tree cut up- and line replaced- but still the pool does not work. I have a call in to the pool people.
 Now no hot water upstairs and I managed to get my ladder to the attic down- where my water heater is. The dratted thing is leaking. I have a call in to my plumber. This is not fun.
 No Nargles in the new year is my motto!
 At least they let me alone during TRF!

 
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on December 28, 2009, 07:01:55 PM
Nargles again.... UGHH... Well I guess we had one too! We entered the colt this AM got a phone call from the track about 30 mins later telling me he had not been tatooed! We tried twice to have him done and I guess we just thought we had him done... not sure why we thought that! UGGHH! so now we have to haul him sat morning to the track to meet up with the Tatooer and have him done so we can enter for the following weekend races!!!! So he is not racing on the 31st..GRRRR!!! Always something! Worse though is the guys at Retama never let me know his papers were not marked with the stamp... we entered 2 times and they never said BOO!!!!! GRRRR..... 

I hope you can get all your Nargles under control!!! Sounds like you have a few of the lesser ones...we can hope they are the lesser type!<G> Always something!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on December 29, 2009, 10:43:11 AM
 The Nargle who decided my water heater had to finally die was an expensive one. $$$ Ouch. The plumbers had to get a new water heater up my attic stairs. They still have to get the dead one down. Too cold yesterday. They will return another time. Nice to not have to worry about hot water. The old heater lasted 17 years.
 The pool nargle is just a relay switch and it is ordered. Whew!
 Drat to your Nargle attack too Cat. I hope the colt gets cute tatoos? LOL!
 It is always something.
 Enjoying a quiet day today cleaning Meow Manor and working on doll repair and playing with the Royal Felines. Neri is growing and getting into everything. She rules here already!
 
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Lady Renee Buchanan on December 29, 2009, 12:53:17 PM
The Nargles jumped from Texas to Illinois.  Who knew!!!!!!!

We just had 4 days without internet service because something - and the guy doesn't know what, he just fixed it - caused our computer to revert to an old address that isn't used anymore.  Now I don't know anything of what that means, but in a nutshell, we couldn't get the internet.

So please, Queen Bonnie, thunk those Nargles on the head with one of your staffs and get rid of them once and for all!    ;D
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Anna Iram on December 29, 2009, 01:06:44 PM
I had a nargle in my car yesterday!  ;D It caused me to drop my keys between the driverseat and the center console. When I slide my hand between the two to try and fish them out my hand got good and stuck. My knuckle was lodged under the hard plastic side of the console but good.  Took me five minutes..a long time when one is stuck in such a silly situation...to figure a way to get it back out without damaging myself. Made me laugh,..after I freed myself. Reminded me of Lucy Ricardo and the Loving Cup on her head...

My sister says it's Mercury retrograde...but I knew better!

Here's hoping we are all Nargle free for the New Year.  :)
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on December 29, 2009, 05:54:28 PM
 LOL! Fie on Nargles attacking my friends! My wand arm is tired from all the anti Nargle spells. Today was a good one. Methinks the nargles are gone from Meow Manor- for today anyway! All the wizards must help me banish Nargles from the realm!
 POOF!<<<< Away all Nargles! Begone!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on January 02, 2010, 08:21:52 AM
 I had to rush my Tachi to the Vet on Wed. He did not eat and was very unsteady on his feet. I was so worried. He has thyroid diseade and is diabetic.
 Luckily it was only another sinus infection. Now I have to give the poor cat 2 shots and 3 pills each day. He is doing Ok and eating again.
 I hope I have Tachi my familiar for many more years. I love all my cats- but some are just special!
 Neri is doing well and now has charmed Yoshi and they play together. Neri the tiny kitten chases Yoshi all over the house! Chingy my 20 year old Siamese is NOT enjoying having her tail bitten and being jumped on by a kitten! She is NOT amused!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on January 02, 2010, 11:58:51 AM
Oh poor Tachi! I had one a few weeks ago! Got hit with the Love Boat stomach bug last night..no warning just hit me and refuses to leave me alone!   Your old kitty is getting her just dessert for what she did to old cats when she was young!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on January 02, 2010, 04:57:47 PM
 That stomach bug is NO fun at all. We got it on a cruise one year. Luckily it did not last long- because you feel just horrid. Feel better fast.
 Var came over today and Neri put on the extra special kitten show for her!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on January 02, 2010, 11:16:28 PM
OH yes the kitten shows are a riot... I have had Dr Oreo in residence! He has kept watch over me... snuggling and being sweet! I am feeling better but my stomach is still sore and grouchy!  Hope shopping today was fun!!!!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on January 03, 2010, 08:51:25 AM
 We had a good time together. I only looked. Var shopped.Things Celtic is such a fun place. We had lunch at a nice- but inexpensive Japanese restaurant. I adore Japanese food! Yum! Sushi and tempura!
 That stomach bug knocks you for a loop! Good Dr Oreo is taking care of you! Feel better soon!
 I was worried about Tachi last PM. No idea what was going on. He cried and shook a bit. All I could do was hold him and pet him. He seems OK this AM. At least he ate. He is so sick- and so precious to me.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on January 03, 2010, 11:24:50 PM
Well you know his time is borrowed and when it is his time you will help him make it pleasant...I know you will! It is so hard to lose our friends...2 and 4 legged but all of us are here on borrowed time... how ever long that turns out to be! Tachi is so lucky to have been your puddytat!!!!  I do think it is good a kitten has found you to help you deal when he does finally pass over the bridge...Think about this he and Bob will be together to guide you someday!!! I hate to see what the bridge will look like when I a go over...I sure hope it is big and strong.... with all the critters I will have waiting!!!!  Saw Bones at Petco today.... He was bugging me to make Sherwood as well!!! Pirates can't live without them...even in Petco catching fish!!!! Bought 5 bright orange and yellow guppies and a bloodfin tetra...those evil big tetras Cali brought finally died so I could get some nice fish!!!!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on January 04, 2010, 09:01:55 AM
 Tachi is still hanging in there. That rainbow bridge is going to be crowded with a herd of cats when I cross over!
 I hope you can make Sherwood too Cat!
 Great about the fish!
 It is supposed to be cold here. I will feed mine today.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Taffy Saltwater on January 04, 2010, 09:30:59 AM
I am sorry to hear that Tachi is not doing well.  I know he is very special to you.  We do everything we can for our fur babies, but sometimes all we can do is love them. 
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on January 05, 2010, 06:16:18 PM
 Tachi is hanging on. I can tell he does not feel great. Maybe the antibiotic is upsetting his stomach? He is eating. That is good. I think he will pull through.
 I got the last of my huge tree cut up today. I have a nice neighbor. He can have it for firewood. A church down the street took some too to give to people who need to keep warm. Meow Manor has gas logs.And plenty of huge old trees too.
 Neri is thriving and runs the place.  She loves chasing the big cats.
 I got a tip today at garden club about kittens attacking and digging in house plants. Putting pine cones in the pots! We will see if that slows down el destructo kitten. My begonias are looking sad.I have lots of cuttings.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on January 05, 2010, 07:54:00 PM
Black pepper helps too!!!! Sounds like she is a normal puddytat!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on January 06, 2010, 03:28:16 PM
 The pine cones are Ok looking and do keep her out of the pots.Black or red pepper would make her sneeze!
 The nargles are alive and attacking again. I am frazzled. The water line is backed up again. LCRA plumbers can't come until tomorrow. This time it is the toilet and the garage. Roots get in the water line. It will have to be rooted out. My carpeting is sodden. My neighbor and I pulled it out to dry- in this weather?!! LOL!
 my pool part came in but it is also the motor too. It is being ordered. This is going to be a lean month here at Meow Manor.
 At least I had a few days with no problems.
 Fie, Drat and insert bad word here!(!@@#$$@!)
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: eloquentXI on January 06, 2010, 04:34:03 PM
The pine cones are Ok looking and do keep her out of the pots.Black or red pepper would make her sneeze!
 The nargles are alive and attacking again. I am frazzled. The water line is backed up again. LCRA plumbers can't come until tomorrow. This time it is the toilet and the garage. Roots get in the water line. It will have to be rooted out. My carpeting is sodden. My neighbor and I pulled it out to dry- in this weather?!! LOL!
 my pool part came in but it is also the motor too. It is being ordered. This is going to be a lean month here at Meow Manor.
 At least I had a few days with no problems.
 Fie, Drat and insert bad word here!(!@@#$$@!)


Sending good energy your way, I'm sorry to hear that the nargles are being evil. Will send out my nargle-attack force later and see if they can get rid of the problem for you, Bonnie. I wish I could come down and see you before school starts but seems like things are lean here also. I will greatly look forward to seeing you at Sherwood Opening and expect a big hug!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: RenRobin on January 06, 2010, 05:15:55 PM
Tachi is still hanging in there. That rainbow bridge is going to be crowded with a herd of cats when I cross over!
 
Well, I have just experience my first pet death as an adult and I can not get over how badly I miss her.  My lovely little lap dog Bella has crossed over on the 5th, she loved cats, did not care for other dogs.  It hurts terribly.  When they make up your constant companion at home and so happy to see you when you arrrive home from being gone; it is very strange in the house.  But she was an older dog when we rescued her.  She is playing tug of war with others now.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on January 06, 2010, 05:20:48 PM
 Thanks Eloquent! I need all the good anything I can get here!
 I would LOVE to see you- but until the plumbers come no toilet flushing or any water can go down the drain. Not fun!
 This year is beginning to be just like last year- Faire is fun. Not much else is. Nothing more I can do tonight- except have a few glasses of red wine and de stress. I will pat the Royal felines and hope the Nargles leave me alone!
 You will get a BIG HUG at Sherwood! Yayy to the opening! That happy thought is keeping my spirits from sagging into the depths!
 Hugs Renn Robin. So sorry for your loss. It does hurt. I still miss Fuzzball and the rest of the kitties I loved. They live in my memories. Will you get another dog?
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: RenRobin on January 06, 2010, 05:24:50 PM
Yes we will, but not for a little while.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Taffy Saltwater on January 06, 2010, 05:36:21 PM
RenRobin, I am so sorry for the loss of your friend.  Please take care of yourself and remember the joy & love Bella showered you with.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on January 07, 2010, 08:31:13 AM
 Huzzah for Charlie the plumber. He was here a bit after 7AM after working all night. He got his magic snake thingy to clean out the clog.It is roots in the main line. Same thing that happened for the past 2 years at the ARRGs.
 Now I can flush the toilets and take a hot bath and do dishes etc!Doing the happy dance. One more thing fixed.
 The cold wind is blowing here. Maybe it will blow the nargles away? I hope.
 I am making hot turkey soup for today. The cats have enjoyed my new years turkey!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Anna Iram on January 07, 2010, 09:13:59 AM
Ren Ren, I'm so sorry your puppy passed away. Yeah, it's hard coming home and not seeing them, though I recall with past pets having passed seeing them from the corner of my eye for weeks after. I was never sure if it was a bit of their energy that remained, or if it was just my own memory. In an odd way, though it was helpful. Let me say goodbye and let them go at a bit of a slower pace.

Bonnie, have you tried using something like this for your root problem?

http://www.rex-bac-t.com/p-23-rootx-foaming-root-killer.aspx?gclid=CP3PkP_Fkp8CFSMEswodBxDQRg

I haven't any experience myself, but it might help keep those roots at bay.

Yum to turkey soup. If I lived nearby I'd be knocking at your door, soup bowl in hand just about now.  :)

Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on January 07, 2010, 02:11:05 PM
 The plumber puts down root killer. Meow Manor is so old. The lines are too. I hope the LCRA comes around and puts in another cleanout.
 Joy to running water again!
 More good news! I stopped giving Tachi the Antibiotic he was taking. It had been 7 days. He has been droopy and not eating well- but perking up today. I think the Baytril was upsetting his stomach? Poor kitty. Good to have him feeling better and eating again!
 Doing another happy dance! I love my kitty and want him around for as long as he feels well.
 The turkey soup was yummy. It has sherry, brown rice, limas and peas in it. Along with carrots, onions and turkey of course!
 You would be welcome here any time Anna! I have had that pet in the corner of the eye when one has passed too. And a rubbing against the leg. Sigh. So many have crossed the rainbow bridge.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on January 07, 2010, 03:18:23 PM
Sorry to hear you lost your pupdog... I have 7 dogs and 4 cats.... Losing one is hard but I find it is easier if you have another to share space with so it seems less empty. I would get another from a shelter or rescue... one that needs you as much as you need her!!! I can't imagine not having critters everywhere!!! Have the Peke asleep on the sofa with me and the Poohead is on one of his pillows!!!!

Bonnie, so glad to hear the Tachi is feeling better!!!! Still trying to get all the parts that can freeze put up,battened down or covered! No small feat here!!! Orchid the goat is cold so going to find the stuff to make her a blanket... hers got chewed up by evil rats in the barn!!!!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on January 07, 2010, 06:07:10 PM
 I have never been without at least one- usually more cats! I can't imagine life without a furry friend! I got all ready for the big freeze-I HOPE! I did not move to TX for this kind of weather!  BRRR!
 Hope all your critters stay warm, Cat! Batman won't even go out. He is getting to be a mostly indoor cat!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: DT_Masters on January 08, 2010, 05:35:29 AM
I came home from work two days ago and it went something like this:

"Hi, Kits, Daddy's home! Hi, Isis!" (petpetpetpetpet) Go in to look at the bed and no Osiris. "Okay, where's Osiris?" Go thru the various rooms calling "Where's Osiris?" with Isis looking as cute and innocent as can be. "Hey........you don't think when I went into the closet last night to get some things that......"

Open the door and there he is! "I thought you were on the window sill when I left! This is why we do a kitten check! I'm sure you probably left me a present for being in there all night!" (haven't gone looking for that yet).

Yep! My owners are staying warm, sleeping on a huge bed with lots of blankets, stuffed animals, and soft things (bags of laundry to be put away).
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on January 08, 2010, 12:45:43 PM
 LOL! Kitties do like to stay warm! me too! MeowManor is cold today.I am sewing by hand and listening to classical music.  Yoshi is my closet cat. I open my closet and that brings him running from whatever he is doing. He gets shut in a lot. He has been good about not leaving "presents" though.He does re arrange my clothes.
 I love your Egyptkits names DT! Can Neri join? Amneris is Egyptian! I had thought of Isis! Cute name for a cat.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on January 08, 2010, 02:43:48 PM
It has been silly here... the Sisters wienner have been insisting on being out.... but today they are in with the coats on... it is COLD.... they were good last night sleeping in the bathroom... no problem getting them back in...hehe! They went out this AM to guard the sheep head(we had Mutton fixed to eat) that they are enjoying in the yard... seems the resident black vulture was scamming on their sheep head!!! We have the hide tacked out tanning.... and the horns are going to be saved as well!!!!  I want this cold GONE!!! Bonnie...do your weather spell PLLLEEAAASSE!!!! I want warm weather back!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on January 08, 2010, 05:19:24 PM
 I would warm it up if I could! I can only do faire weather spells! I am all tired out from TRF! I want warm back too! The furry purr-y heaters will feel good tonight! Meow Manor is not great invery cold weather.
 OOOH! Lamb! Invite me over- when you decide to feast again- and it warms up!
 Fie on winter!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: DT_Masters on January 09, 2010, 07:45:01 AM
Names and the Angels in Fur to go with them; that's always been an interesting thing.

I grew up with a tabby, Nimr (Arabic for tiger), so when I was going to get my first kitten (but we know that works the other way around), I was planning on a tabby and calling such Artemis or Athena.

No tabbys available at the shelter, just a black kitten under the name of Ebony. When she was there, so small, in my palms, she looked up at me with green eyes and "said"........... THIS ONE IS MINE! I'VE GOT HIM!

Hence, the appropriate name search began and the black cat who was a minature panther eventually became known as "Morgan" (for Morgan de la Fey and numerous pirates).

Morgan guided me for 10 years. When she departed, I wanted another black cat and two cats so never to come home to an empty apartment. That next black cat, I had visions of being "Isis".

No black cats available but there were a brother and sister (the EgypKits). First, I couldn't break them up, so I decided to get both of them. But then I needed a mythical brother and sister name.

My belly dancing teacher immediately suggested "Isis and Osiris". And with that, the EgypKITs ownership of me began. In the avatar, that's Isis on top (tabby, pink collar, indifferent) and Osiris on the bottom (gray, blue collar, looking at the camera, "he's just the LOVE BUG!").
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on January 09, 2010, 04:53:07 PM
 Some cats are so easy to name- others are not. Each is unique!  I was planning on my next cat being another Siamese. Oh well! Neri is cute and special and I guess Bastet the cat Goddess sent her to me. Who can argue with a goddess of cats! LOL!
 Are you a belly dancer DT? Interesting and fun!
 Glad it warmed up today! Meow Manor survived the deep freeze!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on January 09, 2010, 07:24:50 PM
We survived the freeze until this AM when the temp dropped a bit more and well control froze... Small pipe on top of the big one with the controls and such riding the top of it!!!..It is now unfrozen and has been wrapped in aluminum foil and plastic and foamed!!!!  Drastic measures and such!

Got Homey tattooed today..EARLY... now my moms diesal is acting up... won't start lights staying on... Very odd... cruise control has been acting funny...sort of surging... NARGLES most certainly. The cold must have brought them out! Bought the cutest little rammy lamby at the auction... he is black and white sort of half and half.. we named him Ralphie (Have to get a pic)... He will be our backup breeding ram. Have to haul Funkalunk and sell him now.... don't want him to breed his momma!  All is well here as much as it ever is....

cats do have a way of claiming us and finding a name... even our best laid plans of a *cool* name get bombed when they end up Oreo.....But I would not part with my overly familar!!!

Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on January 10, 2010, 09:09:58 AM
 Fie on Nargles and cold weather too!  Sorry to hear about your freeze and your mom's truck Cat!
 I need to check on my tropical plants in the garage. They were Ok yesterday. Not loving this weather at all. I had to break out my 1920's raccoon coat to walk to the library yesterday! 23 Skidoo!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: DT_Masters on January 10, 2010, 01:09:53 PM
......... Are you a belly dancer DT? Interesting and fun!
 Glad it warmed up today! Meow Manor survived the deep freeze!

Off and on since 1986. My highest point was when I was a member of a troupe in Baltimore, under WAMEDA, 1988-1990.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on January 10, 2010, 01:45:34 PM
 That is cool DT!!
 I took a belly dance class- ages ago. Fun! Good ecercise too!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on January 11, 2010, 01:54:56 PM
Nargles hit again!!!! We replaced the o rings on the fuel injector on the red truck... started ran ...no fuel leak...then started to clatter and died!!!! UGGGGGG!  I fear the Nargles and Boggles are horrid when it gets cold!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on January 12, 2010, 10:10:58 AM
 OH No! Sorry to hear about the red truck! Your Wizard, Mike can fix it- I hope?
 It is warming up- I am doing more anti nargle spells! POOF!<<< NARGLESBEGONE!!! I think nargles thrive on the frigid weather.
 I had happy news here. My pool is working! The pump was OK! Huzzah! Any happy news at this point is welcome!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Molden on January 12, 2010, 11:02:01 AM
Ahhhh....wondermous goode an' well! 'tis a Grand thing t' be hearin' good news from yer Queen-dom Lovely Bonnie! May th' glad tidings grow an' multiply fer Ye!  :)
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on January 12, 2010, 07:31:22 PM
Well the Van is finally back working... New fuel pump fixed it.... Looks like my moms trucks problem may have been bad batteries! Got 2 new ones and she fires right up! So maybe the Dodge will tow for a while longer!!!   Got Homers papers turned in today!!! Now to enter him tomorrow...Maybe we will get into the race for Sat...

Glad to hear your pump is still good! Any good news is welcome!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on January 13, 2010, 09:54:07 AM
 Glad to hear your good news too Cat! Huzzah!Good luck with the race! Dare we say things are looking better? my Nargle begone spray worked!?
 I got a slow leak in my waterfall fixed yesterday and put my carpeting that was soaked back in the powder room.
 Onward into the fog!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Lady Renee Buchanan on January 13, 2010, 06:34:08 PM
Thanks to our good Queen of Everything who checked out and bought for me a wool cape.  Huzzah, Queen Bonnie, your kindness is appreciated.   ;D
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on January 13, 2010, 07:07:05 PM
 I am now the unofficial Rennie sales rep for the Elgin Lion's Club Thrift shop! Much renn garb can be found there- and helps a worthy organization if I can't wear it- happy to find someone who can. I got a blacksmith a linen shirt and found gypsy garb for his wife today also!
  My evil twin shops there often too! Pirate garb anyone?
 She is reading The Pirate Latitudes and drinking coconut rum tonight. Beware!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on January 13, 2010, 09:16:53 PM
WE ARE IN THE RACE......We are in Race 7 gate slot 9..... WOOHOO! GO HOMEY GO!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on January 14, 2010, 10:36:57 AM
 Huzzah! I hope Homey wins! I will be rooting for you!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on January 16, 2010, 02:11:28 PM
 Not much new today. I have a bad case of the Janu-weary blahs!
 I need faire.
 Neri is tearing up Meow Manor. Are all kittens so busy? I don't remember Yoshi being so active and into everything- but it has been years since I had a kitten.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on January 17, 2010, 12:19:07 PM
YUP Kittens are a RIOT...Much like small gang members!!!! 

Well we got to the track all went well up to Homey needing a shoe put back on... NO SHOER at the barn! So we got him up to the saddling area and the guy there tried to retighten the shoe enough to run him.... but it could not be done.. Homey was too rilled up by then... if we could have done it in the barn all would have been great...so he got scratched from the race!!! It makes you crazy!!!! I checked his shoes before we left and they were all tight.... but he kicked in the trailer,the stall and got a nail hung and pulled it out! Pure talent... So now he has 3 shoes and did not get to race! GRRRR!

Always something!

BLAH! Hang in there faire is on the way!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on January 18, 2010, 08:53:59 AM
 Oh Dear! So sorry to hear about the shoe trouble. The nargles must live at that race track! Drat! I was wondering how you did.
 At least the weather is getting warmer.
 I spent yesterday painting a corner of my 10' tin ceiling. The toilet upstairs leaked a bit and there were rust spots on the ceiling. I used rustoleum. Scary up so high on a ladder- but it looks much better. I keep busy. There is lots to do around here. Tachi is on my lap purrring. Neri and Yoshi are getting into trouble in the kitchen. Batman is out hunting and Chingy is sleeping.
 
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Baroness de Vale on January 20, 2010, 03:36:10 PM
Kittens are definitely small maniacs but so worth it!! I hope Neri isn't keeping you up at night. My mom has resorted to putting her two little ones, Speedy and Spooky, into one room at night. They've been knocking things over as they tear around the house and waking her up at night with all the banging. We found that using one of those little laser lights to get them to chase around in the evening seems to wear them out enough that they sleep better. Sending you some good cheer to get through the January blahs.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on January 21, 2010, 12:01:15 AM
Finally got the Yule stuff put back into Harry Potters room.... had to clean and sort it first... next is the House elf room attached to my work room..must sort the leather and fabric boxes!!!UGGHH! Not my favorite chore. But it must be done if I am to sew at all! Always much to do...keeping Oreo out of EVERYTHING is the hard part!!!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on January 22, 2010, 02:46:53 PM
 Neri is a mostly good kitten and knows PM is for sleeping. She caught a palmetto bug this AM and was very proud of herself. Mighty hunter and plant and bug killer! I put pine cones in all my pots and that deters her a bit!
 The big cats watch her and sometimes play too. Yoshi is fascinated.
  Meow Manor got a" haircut" today! The yard man cleaned all up and mowed and hauled off limbs from the tree that came down. Big job this year with so much zapped by the hard freeze.
 Going out to Sherwood Sunday for a photo shoot. Yayy to getting in garb again. Dressing like a Muggle is no fun! Thanks for the good cheer, Baroness! I love the names of your Mom's kittens! 2 get into more trouble. Neri sleeps with my 20 year old Siamese. Chingy keeps her in line!
 Janu-weary is nearly over! Huzzah to that.
 Good luck with Oreo! I bet he is a big help, Cat! LOL! Don't your house elves keep a tidy work room? LOL!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Capt. Morgan on January 22, 2010, 03:41:46 PM
I'm sure you will appreciate this video...I will never complain about my cat sleeping on my head ever again...

http://www.dogwork.com/catperch/

Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Baroness de Vale on January 22, 2010, 03:56:54 PM
hee hee that's so funny Captain Morgan
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on January 22, 2010, 08:14:12 PM
No my house elves are messy... I think letting them have old clothes was a mistake! Now they do nothing!... Well th shoer called yesterday and canceled till today then did not show up today... and worse did not call!!! So I called another shoer and he is coming Monday!!! GRRRR! Sure makes it rough to get stuff done... so mom and I refenced an area and moved the sheep and goats... moving the sheep was more work than doing the fence!  The dogs were mostly no help... all but the chihuahua... he helped even after getting kicked!  Kinda funny!   Well back to thinking about costumes and stuff...
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on January 23, 2010, 09:54:59 AM
 LOL! Too funny with the cat on head!  The cat was enjoying it too! Thanks Capt Morgan!
 I have Yoshi in front of my computer screen most of the time. Why I have so many typos!
 Good luck with the horse shoer! I hate no shows. GRRR! Fie and drat too.
 LOL! A herd chihuahua- like a sheep dog! I can see that. Too funny.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on January 23, 2010, 08:34:36 PM
A fat chihuahua at that!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Merlin on January 24, 2010, 03:57:12 PM
I told The Hit that there was still 3 months until Scarby.... she said:

(http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w133/srstunts/Cats/TheHit1.jpg)

Knight....aka The Boy said this news turns him upside down.
(http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w133/srstunts/Cats/Boy1.jpg)

MaMA said.... "Don't make me hurt you"
(http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w133/srstunts/Cats/MaMA1.jpg)
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on January 25, 2010, 10:05:23 AM
 LOL! Great pictures Merlin! Grammercy!
 I was out at Sherwood Forest for a photo shoot on Sunday! What fun! I was in awestruck wonder at all the building and progress going on! The cast is amazing and fun.
 I got illegally married in the Chapel LOL! Just for a photo shoot- luckily to a good friend. It made me smile all day. I had just remarked it would be lovely to be married there! It was SO Sudden! LOL! Be careful what you wish for!
 Back to being single again.
 This is going to be such a fun faire!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: indigocenter on January 25, 2010, 10:41:03 AM
There'll be no alimony for ya though, dear Queen!  hehe
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on January 25, 2010, 11:49:53 AM
 I would not ask for any alimony. The illegal wedding was not very long- or very serious! LOL!
 Back to my wizard hunting again!
 I need a lad of my own- not one that belongs to another!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on January 25, 2010, 01:57:59 PM
HEHEHE!! Sounds lovely... and fast! So the honeymoon was over before it began....Poor Queen Bonnie! Alas! Seems the wizard hunt is going poorly!Perhaps if you did not use a shotgun to hunt with!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on January 25, 2010, 05:09:57 PM
 No honeymoon at all. All was over in a click- or several.
 Twas not my doing- no shotgun- not even period- I just had my staff. I will blame it all on Zane the entertainment director at Sherwood!All his arrangement!   We have gotten a lot of laughs over it. I now have another ex husband! But we are still friends!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: indigocenter on January 25, 2010, 05:18:02 PM
Me thinks it is a good occasion to try out some special wine!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on January 25, 2010, 07:58:22 PM
I need to find out what the cost of getting into Sherwood will be. We are trying to work out coming up to it!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: angusmacinnes on January 25, 2010, 08:20:07 PM
try here: http://www.sherwoodforestfaire.com/tickets.htm
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on January 26, 2010, 12:40:53 PM
 Special wine is being sampled! Yum! Twas good to get together yesterday, Indigo center!
 Hope you can make it to Sherwood ,Cat!
 My guest room has been booked for opening- but let me know when you can come and it is yours!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on January 28, 2010, 04:27:17 PM
 Fighting more nargles! Why don't they leave me alone? I am not bothering them!
 Got my pond filter fixed today. I broke the bad plastic valve turnoff yesterday.  It is working again! Must be magick!
 Enjoying the warm weather even if it is drizzle.
 Going to curl up with a good scary book and my cats and some wine- of course and dream of faire and happier times.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on January 30, 2010, 01:45:43 PM
 I fixed my pond filter shut off before the cold weather hit. Yayyy!
 Now I think the full moon is getting into the picture along with the lesser Nargles.!
 Neri the kitten is misbehaving today and really getting under my skin!
 She has decided my plants look better OUT of the pots. While I was shopping- for cat food- she took the pine cones out of the pots and pulled those apart then pulled the plants out of the pots too! Gardening time in the kitchen. Lots of dirt every where!" Look at what I did!!!"she seemed to say. Bad kitten for sale!
 I collect vintage dolls and it seems they all get loose and need restringing at the same time. Not my favorite chore. I love it when their heads all fall off.
 I think I need faire soon!  A glass of wine will have to do for now!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on January 30, 2010, 08:19:03 PM
Bonnie,
Try using black pepper in the pots....sprinkle it on the cones and leaves.  Another good thing.... get a water gun and load it with water and vinegar and USE it on the bad kitty!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on January 31, 2010, 09:41:10 AM
 OK! At this point I'll try anything! I have a squirt bottle- but I had not tried vinegar and water. Neri thinks plants are playthings! She rips off leaves and carries them around in her mouth. Cute but the plants are not looking good.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on January 31, 2010, 09:58:30 PM
Sometimes that works better than anything... set it to stream.... if that does not work try Bitter spray,,,Yuck or one of those type things...spray on the plants and let her get a taste of it... Bitter Apple is one but Yuck is another... just ask at a Petco/Petsmart they will have several thoughts on stopping bad kitties!!!!! I lost Fluggle my older Bearded Dragon...the Yellow one. I will miss his silly smile! But he has not been 100% for a bit.... Ended up with a Leopard Gecko who is a MESS! He has metabolic bone disorder and is bent up pretty bad...still a bit rubbery too! So I am hand feeding him and trying to get him healthy! He is a bit worse off than the Water dragon because he is so much smaller! We have named him Curly since I have Moe the Spiny Fence lizard(Swift).  OH yeah and we had another Muttonchop born yesterday!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on February 01, 2010, 01:27:44 PM
 No disasters today- yet! I repaired the ears on the Egyptian cat Neri broke.
 The pepper might be helping. I just show Neri the water bottle and she backs off. She is smart!
 So sorry about Fluggle!  Hugs! Hard to lose any pet. He was fun to watch. Good luck with Curly! You need Larry now!
 Congrats on the new baby! Must be a busy time there for babies soon!
 
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on February 02, 2010, 05:39:08 PM
Yeah We have at least 2 goats due anytime(2 others maybe)... and then the sheep looks like 2 there could be 3.... no horses this year because Beauty did not take again... so we sold her... a barren broodmare who does not breed and costs lots in mare care is not an asset. Curly is eating well and seems to be trying hard... and who knows when and what Larry or Shep will be??!!!   Hope Neri learns fast Oreo still tries me!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on February 03, 2010, 09:31:03 AM
 Sounds like a busy time. Glad Curly is doing well!
 Neri is smart but persistent too. She tipped over a big plant today.She adores dirt and leaves! I wonder if she will help me plant my veggie garden? I want constructive behavior. Not destructive. She gets lots of time outs on the screened porch when she is bad.
 I am hoping all this rain gets out of the system before Sherwood!
 It is coming up soon.
 I bought my Scarby Season pass. Now looking for rides! I did OK last year.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on February 04, 2010, 11:24:46 PM
Still no baby critters! Yeah I am tiring of the cold,the rain, the overcast...ICK! I want sunshine... some rain is OK but this persistant stuff is old! You just need to find toys Neri likes! Maybe get her a couple of big leaves and a palm frond or two that she can haul around and kill... Oreo is sulking...I have been on the computer a bit more than he thinks I should... Hauling horses in the AM so gotta keep this short... if we have new babies tomorrow will let you know! Still trying to work out Sherwood. Grace(Mikes Mom) is gonna be out for the first 3 so no chance there! Maybe the last couple will work out... I want to make it at least one weekend! Things are just hecktic around here!!!!! ALWAYS!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on February 05, 2010, 12:42:08 PM
 I gave Neri spinach leaves to munch. She did not like them! She has a whole house full of cat toys. She likes to kill her own plants! Can you imagine Oreo and Neri together? They would take over the world- and kill all the plants! LOL!
 I HOPE you can make Sherwood Cat! Bring Mikes Mom? Sending a spell so you will find a way.
 Nargles in the pool system again! It was ON this AM and would not shut off. I flipped the breaker.
  Another part ordered$$.
 Sigh.
 I took the MeowMobile for an oil change. And I found some really cute boots at the thrift shop! I love our Elgin thrift shop!
 Someone did something incredibly kind for me- so walking on cloud 9. Doing the happy dance.
 I am also sick of cold gray days!
 I am saving all my weather spells for Sherwood and Scarby!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on February 05, 2010, 08:41:46 PM
Well this AM got up at 5:30.... got out to load the horses and found the truck would not move. All the rain last night made it squish and slick.... So tried to bckup nd was doing it till I hit a slippery spot with the rear wheel and it slid over and would not move! So had to wait till sunup to use the tractor to pull it up on the road... so rather than gallop we took the boys to swim instead! Very odd morning! I can imagine Oreo and Neri together!!!! That would be hilarious.... I was thinking you need to bring in oak leaves and such and put them in bowls near the plants and see if she plays with them instead... never know..it works with SOME!  Sorry to hear of your swimming hole issues... not good... Nargles are really bad!!!!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on February 06, 2010, 11:23:22 AM
 I hope your horses enjoyed their swim!
  Not sure anything would be left of the world if Oreo and Neri ever got together. They both are so full of the devil!
 I will see if she will play with any leaves she does not personally kill! Good idea!
 Right now she is beating up Batman.
 Nice to see the sun today.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on February 06, 2010, 09:09:00 PM
Hanging up and crazy crunchy toy is a great way to keep here busy! Mine love the mylar crackle balls... hanging them off a door handle so she has to jump a bit to hit it works wonders... anything she can attack!!!! That is all that keeps Oreo out of some things!!!!  We got a new cow today... she is same breeding as Georgie Girl so we named her Mae West...Moo moo big bull!  Got Danny Kaye a new blue halter today and got our Franken-Cupid display up at the gate today!!!!! He just has SOOO many incarnations!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on February 07, 2010, 11:13:17 AM
 She has toys everywhere. She loves those crinkle balls!
 I will see what I can rig up on the porch to hang stuff from. She loves her cat fish toy.
 So far she is doing better. I just show her the squirt bottle and she behaves!
 LOL!
 Yayy to a new cow. I'd love to see what you did for Valentines day! Frankencupid? He must be looking for his bride!
 My love life here still goes Meow!
  No cupids in my life- but maybe robin Hood's arrow might fine a love for me at faire? LOL!
 Dream on!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on February 09, 2010, 11:04:51 AM
 Neri dirt bombed the kitchen this AM. She can now jump on the kitchen counter- oh JOY!- and dug up a plant there. What a mess! Luckily she did not break the pot. The plant is a goner.
 She also stole the stopper out of my bathtub! That was funny! She had to get it off a chain! I found it under my bed- after much looking.  A friend at my vet said to try to hang in until her terrible twos are over- then she might mellow out a bit. I was ready to give her away this AM.
 Tachi's insulin was recalled and his new meds are double the price!
 Glad I am healthy! Spending my $$$ on cats!
 I need faire!
 
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: dbaldock on February 09, 2010, 02:20:46 PM
Do they make mostly straight jackets for kittens?   ;)   :D
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on February 10, 2010, 07:25:45 AM
 She could get out of it! LOL! One of her favorite things to do is untie shoes- even people who visit are not safe!
  I tried kitten proofing the kitchen counters yesterday. Moved more plants in the garage.  OK this AM- so far.
 getting excited about Media day at Sherwood this Saturday!
 I think my weather spell might work!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Merlin on February 11, 2010, 11:52:20 AM
(http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w133/srstunts/Hit1.jpg)

"The Hit" does not like snow.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on February 11, 2010, 12:10:33 PM
 Luckily today it is only cold rain here! The weekend is looking good!
 The Hit looks warm and cozy! Cute picture Merlin!
 Neri has been a good kitten today- so far! LOL! The day is still young though!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on February 12, 2010, 12:43:25 PM
 Neri has gone 2 days without breaking anything! Huzzah!
 Perhaps her coordination is catching up to her growth?
 Doing the happy getting into garb going to faire dance!
 Media day at Sherwood!
 I must look my regal best. It is so hard when I have so many pretty gowns to chose from!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on February 12, 2010, 08:44:11 PM
You will look awesome dear! Never fear Faire is here!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on February 16, 2010, 06:41:08 PM
 I did look awesome and regal too! See Moon Dawg's pictures! The media was awed! I even sang! Danced to Circa Paleo with Dooble the big elf. With this much fun on Media day I can not even begin to imagine how awesome Sherwood will be when it opens!
 Today was Mardi Gras! I celebrated with a friend for lunch. Wore beads - let the good times roll!LOL!
 Neri is on a good behavior roll! I like it!
 Faire soon! what a happy thought!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: dfloyd888 on February 16, 2010, 07:20:46 PM
Last Saturday was the first time I met Dooble.  The best stage picture was when he was imitating a violin by drawing a stick across his teddy bear.  Definitely memorable.

Is he a cast member at TRF or Scarby?  I'm not sure.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on February 17, 2010, 01:54:41 PM
 Dooble was one of the Christmas elves on cast at TRF! He is a great character and friend too!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: dfloyd888 on February 17, 2010, 11:31:59 PM
Dooble was one of the Christmas elves on cast at TRF! He is a great character and friend too!

As an actor, he knows his stuff.  It takes a lot of skill to play the type of character he does.  Not to mention that his garb is well done for the part.

As for me, if I manage to stay in character throughout Sherwood's run, I'll be very happy.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on February 18, 2010, 03:00:38 PM
 You will do fine!
 I am fighting off a head cold. Not sinuses. I HOPE I win! I have out all my vast array of potions. Not going to miss any of Sherwood!
 
 What a day! The Nargles were hard at work- but I vanquished them All! Huzzah!
 Onward through the fog!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on February 20, 2010, 09:45:32 AM
 I beat the cold with a very special potion! Yayyy! Feeling much better.
 Neri is not feeling well. She is coming into heat! She is so young for this to start. Not what I need right now with faire starting next Sat. I made a vet appt for her for Wed. She is driving poor Batman crazy.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on February 21, 2010, 10:37:15 AM
 I took my wands and staffs and crystals into a shop at Sherwood Forest yesterday.  Macushla and Gary at Medicine Stones will be selling my wares in their shop! Only one week until Faire starts! I am excited! I hope my weather spells work for opening!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on February 22, 2010, 10:04:08 AM
OHHH I did not realize it was so close!!! Maybe I can make it to one of the earlier weekends... will have to watch the weather!  Loving the new HHR... gosh but it is so much fun to drive!!!! Working on the kitchen again... got another set of shelving built.. Mike spent the larger part of yesterday doing it.... Still have to cut granite and tile to finish the window ledges and edge of the new counters. I have black paint to redo the fridge when I have time... have to get a cord so I can pull it out! I have to sand and tape off the trim then it will be black to match the stove... cheaper than buying a new one!  Ah well we have to make an appointment for my moms big puppy to get fixed... don't need any broken dogs here! or cats!   We have 2 new baby goats.... Eliza and Lotus... we nearly lost Lotus and the mom took some serious work to get the foot and head turned to the out door... good thing I am a good goat midwife! Eliza looks like her momma... white with grey on the ears,tail and top of the head and little black spot on her nose. Lotus looks like Aunty Orchid marked her.... She is choc and white banded with black trim around her hooves and white striped face... I will get pictures soon. Lotus is already a spoiled braty goat! Next one to pop should be Belladonna the goat I rescued last year.... She is so PRETTY!Well gotta run do chores and all... Have fun at faire hope to see ya soon!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on February 22, 2010, 10:56:16 AM
 Sherwood opens next SAT!!! Huzzah!  I can't wait. hope you can make it soon Cat!
 Wow! Sounds like you are busy Cat! So much going on! I bet your new kitchen will be so nice! It was nice before!
 Glad you are enjoying the new wheels!
 Just changed Neri's Vet appt to Next Monday. I have a local vet who makes house calls! Worried about the weather on the morrow and the local vet is thriftier too. Every little bit helps!
 Trying to save my weather spell energies for a good opening weekend for Sherwood! The Evil El Nino is fighting me!
 
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on February 22, 2010, 09:57:00 PM
We are discussing a Sherwood visit.. weather will be a big deal breaker! I hate to make that kind of drive and the weather turn up cold and wet...... Well we have someone interested in teh old house... fingers crossed it works out!!!! That would help on MANY levels!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: dfloyd888 on February 23, 2010, 12:02:27 AM
I'm just glad this crappy weather and the snow is hitting today (posting just after midnight, so it is 23 feb atm.)  Better that than hitting this weekend.

So, anyone have plans for this weekend?  I know I do. ;)
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on February 23, 2010, 11:12:30 AM
 I am SO glad I don't have anywhere to drive today. It was sleeting earlier. The Temp is dropping. Hopefully this bad stuff will clear for a perfect weekend!
 I envision a busy weekend for me too!LOL! I have plans for lots of weekends!
 Hope you can come to Sherwood on a perfect day Cat! Keeping fingers crossed on your old house selling!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on February 23, 2010, 05:44:34 PM
 Not sure what slipped into the cauldron today? It snowed! I saw enough of that stuff in VT!
 No snow for faire!
 I worked on more crystals today. That always makes me feel better. One had a rainbow inside!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on February 23, 2010, 09:19:48 PM
OK you and your Ice in the scotch.... spilled some in the potion!!!! It was still snowing last I looked... UGHHHH I want my warm back!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on February 24, 2010, 09:48:38 AM
 Warm is coming! I put a liberal amount of hair of cat in the potion today! SNOWBEGONE!
 Sctoch? No Scotch here!LOL!
 Sherwood in 2 more days! Huzzah! Nervous? Excited? Not me!
 
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on February 24, 2010, 09:28:15 PM
We had 2 more baby goats born today! Boys...Donovan and Neil Diamond.... I need a good day to do photos. We lost the other twins momma.... she had such a hard time with Lotus and just did not make it... so we have two spoiled rotten bottle goats now! OHHH they are CUTE! Have fun this weekend!!!!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on February 25, 2010, 09:43:55 AM
 Congrats on the new baby goats!
 Sorry about the MaMa.
 I plan on lots of fun this weekend and for the next 6 weekends!
 Hope you can make it out soon!
 Sherwood will be awesome!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on February 26, 2010, 11:09:33 AM
 Sherwood tomorrow! I know I will see a lot of R/F ers there!  Me Excited? Not much! LOL!
 The Nargles are trying to attack but all they could manage was a dead vacuum cleaner and a non working caller ID. I will deal with both when time allows!
 
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on February 26, 2010, 01:04:13 PM
Not sure yet but we MAY make it tomorrow! It will be a day trip and would be lots of fun! Have to wait and see! Vac nargles are funny things... they show up and then often leave and thing works.... Perhaps it will be that kind for you as well! 
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on February 26, 2010, 02:28:07 PM
 Wow! I hope you do make it to Sherwood tomorrow Cat! the weather spell is working out well!  It is a gypsy friendly faire!
 I tried my vac. It is dead. RIP.
 It was old and I think the switch died.
 I got a new one from E-bay!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Merlin on February 26, 2010, 03:03:29 PM
Any cat lover will appreciate the SIMONS CAT videos.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I1qHVVbYG8Y (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I1qHVVbYG8Y)
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on February 26, 2010, 04:08:41 PM
 Drat! That site had a error- said try again.
 I have a little cat purse for tips also-
 How is this for a song?
 Please feed the kitty-
 He's hungry and cat food is good!
Just drop in a bill and fill up his till
and he'll purrr for you just like he should.
 *Purrrrr! when a bill goes in.*
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Merlin on February 26, 2010, 04:11:14 PM
Hmmm... the link is good.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I1qHVVbYG8Y


Go to YOUTUBE and type in "Simons cat" .... They are so funny!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Lady Nicolette on February 26, 2010, 05:45:03 PM
Now you have a kitty ditty!

Drat! That site had a error- said try again.
 I have a little cat purse for tips also-
 How is this for a song?
 Please feed the kitty-
 He's hungry and cat food is good!
Just drop in a bill and fill up his till
and he'll purrr for you just like he should.
 *Purrrrr! when a bill goes in.*
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on February 26, 2010, 06:47:18 PM
 It is short and sweet- I have an pretty, itty bitty kitty ditty! LOL!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on March 01, 2010, 10:50:50 AM
 My tip song grew! Nitty gritty itty bitty witty pretty kitty ditty.! I actually did get tips! And sold a wand a staff and a crystal from Medicine Stones!  Huzzah!
 Opening weekend at Sherwood Forest faire was amazing and a great success! What fun to see so many friends! The weekend was so full and fun- and went by too fast- but on to weekend #2!
 The faire is magical and I am in awe of all the hard work and creativity that went into everything!
 It is a class act!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: dfloyd888 on March 02, 2010, 03:12:59 AM
If you have two people making tip songs, you have a nitty-gritty itty-bitty witty pretty kitty ditty committee.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Yrose on March 02, 2010, 08:45:02 AM
We had a fine time and Sherwood on Saturday and I found your staffs and wands for sale. One of them called my name and I'm the proud owner of your first sale at Sherwood! Here's blessing that you have many more.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on March 02, 2010, 01:57:56 PM
 HUGS YRose! So glad my wand went to a friend!  Grammercy!
 I makes me feel so good when others like what I create ,as I love doing the wands staffs and crystals! They make me happy! Enjoy!
 Neri is off getting spayed today. my other cats miss her.
 I miss her too!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on March 03, 2010, 09:32:10 PM
Bonnie,
I had such fun at Sherwood! Wish I was coming this weekend! I did have a minor glitch on the way home... the new pack beast had its key refuse to turn seems in its former life someone tried to force the key or something and it would not turn so it could not be started or even put out of gear to move it. I stopped to get fuel!...so I had to wait for Mike and the towtruck in Brenham to rescue us! But we got The Shiny Thing back today with a new ignition and drove her all over! Still love it!!! Such a great truck/car...Sports Truck! I have a custom order I am making tomorrow... got leather and all today!!! WOOHOO! Such fun! I found some cool sticks to make wands out of when I have time... perhaps I will list them on EBAY... along with my leather goodies and the old Polo Saddle I have that does not fit my horses! I hate when a saddle fits me that well but not the animal under me!  So it is time to be rid of it! So much to do! Glad you are getting Neri fixed... you could not handle a HERD of that! Meow Manor would topple!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on March 04, 2010, 09:40:55 AM
 Neri is home and all is happy here! The other cats missed her- well Yoshi and Batman at least. She is a bit calmer.  maybe?
 Sorry about the auto trouble Cat! Sounds like it was NOT fun! Glad you got it fixed! hope you can come out to Sherwood again soon!
 Now and then, walking around Sherwood I find wand material from trimmed branches etc! Fun! This Summer I will start crafting my wands and staffs again- once faire is over.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on March 04, 2010, 09:04:04 PM
Yeah I am going to start making all sorts of things once I get things under control in my work room!!!! Getting there... though now there is a heap of leather scrap and such to pickup again!!! As for the trucklet trouble just glad the warrantee covers that sort of thing!!!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on March 05, 2010, 03:48:51 PM
 Warrantys are wondrous things!
 Busy here getting ready for another Sherwood weekend! Can my weather potion hold the rain off for the weekend? I hope so!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on March 05, 2010, 09:06:38 PM
Got a HUGE amount of work done in the yard today... still a lot more to do... SPRING has bitten!!! My hands and arms are torn up fairly badly due to trimming roses and trees!!! BUT Mike came home from Sam's today with a new set of monster loppers... YEAHH!!!! 
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: dbaldock on March 06, 2010, 07:32:57 AM
Got a HUGE amount of work done in the yard today... still a lot more to do... SPRING has bitten!!! My hands and arms are torn up fairly badly due to trimming roses and trees!!! BUT Mike came home from Sam's today with a new set of monster loppers... YEAHH!!!! 

This is only a suggestion, but you'll need to be very careful when lopping monsters.   ;)   ;D

Take Care,
David Baldock
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on March 06, 2010, 08:40:10 PM
Yeah I agree lopping monsters is dangerous work... lopping rosebushes is worse!!!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on March 08, 2010, 11:33:04 AM
 my weather potion worked. We had a tiny bit of light drizzle on Sunday late afternoon! It was a most pleasant weekend at Sherwood! I am in love with this faire!  Tired today- I wonder why? LOL! I have seen so many friends and met so many amazing people out there! 4 weekends left to go! It is going by way too fast!
 I think Spring is trying to arrive here too. I have not much time for my garden. Faire comes first!
 Neri the kitten is doing fine. She has not broken anything or been naughty for a few weeks now! She is growing up!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on March 12, 2010, 03:21:15 PM
 Off to weekend #3 of Sherwood Forest faire. Looking like my weather spells will be purrrfect!
Huzzah!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on March 15, 2010, 02:33:55 PM
 The weather was purrfect! Twas a glorious weekend at faire! I LOVE SHERWOOD! Such fun seeing so many from this realm!
 HUGS all!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: dbaldock on March 15, 2010, 08:41:34 PM
Queen Bonnie,

Do you know if there's anything you can do about the forecast for next Saturday & Sunday?

I'm coming over to Sherwood Forest Faire, and would prefer a dry weekend.   ;)   ;D


Take Care,
David Baldock
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on March 15, 2010, 08:42:43 PM
Gosh wish I was going again!!! Sunday was so much fun!!! I love the new faire... so many friends!!!! The weather was beyond great!!!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on March 16, 2010, 10:38:48 AM
 I am doing my best. That Evil Wizard El Nino is hard to battle. I would like it dry also! It will be good to see you David!
 Come again Cat! So good to see you! Wish I had more time to visit- but being Queen of everything is a big job!
  Back to the weather cauldron. I want it perfect for Moon Dawg's wedding day too!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Sir Martin on March 16, 2010, 11:57:17 AM
My Queen - not sure if we are going to make it to Sherwood (but still hoping for one visit).  If not, Tessa and I will certainly see you at the Scarby RenDezvous.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on March 16, 2010, 01:23:15 PM
 I HOPE you and Tessa will make it to Sherwood Sir Martin!
 It is a lovely faire- well worth visiting. Of course I am a wee bit prejudiced. Hope to see you soon!
 HUGS!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on March 18, 2010, 04:57:51 PM
I am preparing for weekend#4 of Sherwood! It is going by way too fast! Var is coming and I will have an after dark driver to get me home! I can stay for the pub sing and fireworks! Huzzah! I can't wait to see what Var thinks about this faire I love so much!
 I bet she will love it too!
 
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on March 22, 2010, 11:32:22 AM
 good weekend despite the weather spell going awry on Saturday. BRRR! We made it until just before 5- but Var and I started shivering and headed for home before Moon Dawg's wedding.I just could not take any more cold. I thought I would never warm up.
 Sunday my evil pirate twin went- She has much warmer garb! She had a ball and will go again! She made good tips too!
 I am so tired today- but happy. Now back to reality. Fie.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on March 22, 2010, 10:25:21 PM
Looks like you had fun! How is Var??? Sorry I missed it this past weekend! So much happening here! Lotus my little goat and one of the new lambs got spooked and we found them dead... that wind was enough to scare anything to death!!! On the bright side we had 2 more lambs born Sunday. So it has been interesting here.... So we are very busy.... Homey is racing Friday barring any goofy things happening, we finally put him with my friend Tara and she will be running him here and at Manor so this is best for us and him!... and Friday night we pick up Mikes mom for a 2 week visit. Hope next weekend your weather spell is good!!!!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on March 23, 2010, 06:58:45 AM
 Var and I had fun! She loved Sherwood and wants to return.
 So sorry lamb and goat passing.
 Good Luck with Homey.
 The coming weekend weather spell is looking good! Almost anything would be better than last Saturday. we survived it!
 The time at Sherwood is going by way too fast. they are adding another weekend next year! Huzzah! 7 weekends of Sherwood Forrest!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on March 23, 2010, 10:59:20 PM
Yeah I heard that is cool!!! Well last night after I posted the little calf we were trying to save passed on. So sad she was a sweety!

I now have the twin to the little boy lamb that died in the house. The momma is Lambchop the lamb we had last year and she is not doing a good job. Pattycake is just thin and she was not letting her eat so now she is getting bottle fed and spoiled! Oreo thinks we got her for him specially. It is hilarious! So now my mom has Ralphy the Sheepdog and I have Pattycake the Sheepcat!

Well gonna be busy tomorrow. I have to setup the serger and get Mariano's Tailcoat done... the prom is April the 17th... I need to find some cheap Steampunk goggles! He will look so cool!... I will get pics!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on March 24, 2010, 02:04:26 PM
 OOOH! Steampunk at the prom! Cool!
 I bet Marianno will look fab!
 I am worried about Chingy my 20 year old Siamese cat. She is not eating much and getting very thin. I am tempting her with chicken baby food, Milk and trying to get her to eat Nutrical too. Poor old kitty.
 Sorry about your calf passing, Cat.
 Oreo is a hoot!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Sir Martin on March 25, 2010, 12:22:05 PM
I just found out that Tessa and I will be able to make it to Sherwood on Saturday.  Hope you will be there, my Queen!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on March 25, 2010, 04:05:15 PM
 Huzzah! So good to see you and Tessa, sir Martin. Glad you can make it.
 I will be there. My evil twin might be out Sunday. I am at the gate at opening. In the parade and all over faire!
 Looking like a great weekend!
 
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Sir Martin on March 29, 2010, 01:04:03 PM
We certainly had a great time at Sherwood Forest Faire!  It was wonderful to see you again, my Queen, and also nice to run into Moon Dawg and his bride Marydell.  Lots of familiar faces and surprises out there.  Sorry we missed Cat .. please give her a hug for us.  The management at Sherwood seem to respond to patrons needs in an expeditious manner.  Most of the vendors told me they consider this opening year a great success.  The adding of an additional weekend for next year seems to confirm that Sherwood has had a great start. Huzzah!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on March 29, 2010, 02:09:52 PM
 twas grand to see you and Tessa at Sherwood Sir Martin! So glad you enjoyed Sherwood faire! It feels like home to me and the people there are fairmily. I will be sad that next weekend ends the season- but on to next year! And Scarby too!
 I am SOOO tired today!
 
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on March 29, 2010, 09:30:18 PM
Sir Martin,
Wish I could have been there this weekend!!!! So many people I have missed not being able to go each weekend! Isn't the site GORGEOUS???? WOW is all I have to say for it!   

Bonnie,
Wait till you meet the newest spoiled brat on the place. Pattycake the sheep is a rotten child. And ever so CUTE! Anyway have fun this weekend if I don't see you!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on March 30, 2010, 09:39:29 AM
 I am working on the weather spell for the final Sherwood weekend! It is looking good! HOPE you can come Cat!
 I can't wait to meet your new young-uns!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: dbaldock on April 01, 2010, 12:48:14 PM
A couple of weeks ago, I spied with my little eye --- a Pirate!

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4017/4480865623_f636e0216b_b.jpg)


All of the photos I took at Sherwood Forest Faire are here:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/24964494@N04/collections/72157623744425860/ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/24964494@N04/collections/72157623744425860/)


Take Care,
David Baldock
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on April 01, 2010, 01:29:44 PM
 Wow! My evil twin sister and Hawke of the Bedlam bards! Perhaps she stole a song?! Nice picture David!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on April 02, 2010, 11:44:15 AM
 Sob! Sniff. Getting ready for the closing weekend at Sherwood! It has been Fantastic! Faire time goes by too fast.
 I think my weather spell might be a good one!
 
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Merlin on April 06, 2010, 06:18:28 PM
(http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w133/srstunts/wassupdogs.jpg)



You are attending opening day at Scarby this weekend...right?
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on April 08, 2010, 02:20:43 PM
  Sad Sherwood is over! It was a great season! Now onto Packing for Scarby!
 Melkar kindly offered to give me a ride for opening! Huzzah! I will be there Merlin!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Rani Zemirah on April 08, 2010, 11:03:59 PM
Hoping you thoroughly enjoy yourself for the opening of Scarby, your Majesty!  Have a wee dram in my honor, and I (and my young one, also) will be seeing you in a couple of weeks at RenDezvous! 
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on April 09, 2010, 10:55:39 AM
 It will be grand to see you and all at Renndevous in a few weeks Rani Z.
 I can't wait.
 Looking forward to opening! Only a few more hours until I leave! Huzzah!
 Garb and food all ready to go.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: DonaCatalina on April 09, 2010, 11:41:08 AM
Bonnie, be sure and find us before cannon- looking forward to seeing you in the morning.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Rani Zemirah on April 09, 2010, 02:27:06 PM
Not even a FEW weeks anymore... only TWO!!!  I'm sooooo excited to see everyone, and especially you, Bonnie!  I have MISSED you!!!  :)

HUZZAH!!!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on April 12, 2010, 04:27:39 PM
 It was grand seeing everyone at Scarby! Grammercy and Hugs to Donna Catalina and Don Juan for the  libations!
 Grammercy to MacIntire and Dark Wolf too!
 Pouting over no bagpipes at Scarby to start the day. :'(
 
 I was so happy to participate in the pub sing! Melkar and I had a fun time on the journey up and back!  So much good music and conversation we missed the exit onto rte 95 in the dark and had to backtrack! LOL! 
 Going on Sat next weekend with lady Paula- or maybe my evil twin might go instead. you never know with her!
 The Royal felines survived my weekend at faire!I am lucky to have a purrfect cat sitter!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Merlin on April 12, 2010, 04:41:18 PM
Queen Bonnie.... it was an honor to have the Queen share a scotch from this Scot's flask... good times this weekend.
I was kilted on Sunday and flew under the radar so many did not yell out "Merlin!" as they did on Saturday.

I'll see you on Rendezvous Weekend.... you must come by the 4-Runner for a mimosa!

Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on April 13, 2010, 09:26:01 AM
 Merlin! Grammercy for the libations! Yummy Scotch!
  Lord A often used to wear his kilt too. Tis a grand disguise. You look great in your Scots garb!
 I might be there this sat- but probably won't make Cannon!
 Looking forward to Renndevous!
 I Love Mimosas! Hold the OJ! LOL!
 
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on April 16, 2010, 11:15:48 AM
 Getting ready to day trip to Scarby with Lady Paula! Rain or shine- I love faire. I think the El Nino wizard might win this weekend. Sigh. I tried.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on April 20, 2010, 07:20:10 AM
 Getting ready for Renndevous weekend at Scarby! Going with Var. We always have fun together!
 Working on my gardens and started a new staff!
 Cute little Neri unrolled a whole roll of toilet paper. She did it very neatly- so I jut rolled it back up. I hope that got it out of her system? Kittens!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Sir Martin on April 21, 2010, 12:17:30 AM
Looking forward to seeing you this weekend, Queen Bonnie!  Keep working on that weather magick!   :)
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on April 21, 2010, 05:46:25 PM
 It will be grand to see you again Sir Martin!
 I am stirring my weather potion as we speak! Tis looking good!  HUZZAH for Renndevous!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Amras Elfwine on April 21, 2010, 05:47:42 PM
Lass, I am finishing up some old business in our story of long ago, and will have it finished very, very soon...its high time it was put to bed, so to speak...

Cheers!
Your Amras
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on April 22, 2010, 04:10:37 PM
 Huzzah! I remember our story! It was the first to appear on here as I recall! That was long ago in a galaxy far far away! LOL!I will check it out! Your writing skills always were so wonderful!
 I will look forward to seeing you Saturday at faire!
 Hugs!
 Busy getting the royal garb packed and the royal felines taken care of for the Renndevous weekend!
 I can't wait to see so many friends!
 Rumor has it that I might bring a few crystals and wands- pirate beads too- My evil twin makes those. See me at the tailgate AM get together- if interested.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on April 22, 2010, 04:20:57 PM
 WOW! Well done Amras! It brought tears to my eyes! I am so pleased and happy you finished THE Story! I had thought it lost in all but our memories! I adore how it ended! HUGS and may we never lose the spirit of Renn! Huzzah!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Trillium on April 22, 2010, 08:51:51 PM
Bonnie, I've seen rumor that Amras will be at Scarby this weekend.  Could you please give him a big sparkly hug from me?   ;D
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on April 23, 2010, 10:06:29 AM
 Not a rumor! He will be there! I will be pleased and happy to relay your hug! Sparkles and all! I wish you could come too!
 HUGS!!!
 Getting all organized. The Royal Felines are not pleased at being left this weekend. They know what is going on when the garb bags come out!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Trillium on April 23, 2010, 06:22:36 PM
I wish we could make it this year but it's just not in the cards.  No Sherwood, no Scarby....only one trip to TRF last fall...it's killing me!!!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Sir Martin on April 27, 2010, 01:50:48 AM
Sorry we missed you at RenDezvous, Trill.  One of these days (hopefully at TRF this fall) I'll finally get a hug from you!

Queen Bonnie - It was wonderful to see you this past Saturday.  I heard you were a little under the weather on Sunday, but I hope you are feeling better now.  I did not see any peeps at all at Scarby ... huzzah!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Lady Renee Buchanan on April 27, 2010, 06:50:50 AM
Hi Queen Bonnie,

Hope you are feeling better.  We missed seeing you at dinner on Sunday and are wishing you are back to 100% good health.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Hibernian on April 27, 2010, 09:02:10 AM
Queen Bonnie it great seeing you again this past weekend. Great friends, great faire and great weather!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on April 27, 2010, 11:57:57 AM
 I am still not feeling great. Stomach version of Renndeflu? Evil meat pie? Who knows? I hope it goes away soon.
 I feel awful about leaving faire sunday afternoon after the meet and greet after the parade - not joining in on the fun on Sunday but I just was feeling way too sick to stagger around any more.I hated missing the dinner get together too. Drat! It was so great to see you all! What a wondrous turnout of R/F ers!  GROUP HUG!!I love you all! Glad you all loved Scarby! Yes! Scarby is peep free! Huzzah FOKTOP!!!
 My ancient Siamese, Chingy was not doing well when I got home - so just took her to the vet for an infected tooth removal. She will be home Thurs. Chingy is 20 years old and only 3 lbs. Keep her in your thoughts and prayers. I have a great vet though- so sure she will pull through.
 I hope I do too! LOL!
 
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Rani Zemirah on April 27, 2010, 05:44:11 PM
Oh, my dear friend, I am so sorry to hear you weren't feeling well, and I've heard a couple of people were affected by the meat pies, so my money is on them as the culprit!  I do so hope you get to feeling your normal effervescent self as soon as is possible, though, and are able to get back up to Scarby before the end of the season!  A wonderful friend has offered to host us for Memorial weekend if I am able to secure funding for fuel and entry fees, so I am hoping to get back down there once more this season.  If all goes well it would be lovely to wander the lanes with you and chat without being pulled in ten different directions at once!  I adored the frenetic activity of RenDezvous, although it did have a way of wearing down my energy levels by midday, and left little time to actually speak at length with anyone!  I still have yet to make it to a pubsing to hear your lovely voice... so perhaps soon. 

Feel better soonest, dear lady, and please cross your fingers that this lucre charm I've been concocting will bring a windfall to my accounts!  :) 
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on April 27, 2010, 09:30:23 PM
OUCH I got stomach ill Sunday too!!! And I was not at faire. I think I caught it when we ate out! ICK...Hope your feeling better and Chingy too!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on April 28, 2010, 08:15:55 AM
 I am still not feeling great but trying to carry on.I dislike not feeling well.
 I hope all comes together Rani Z so you can come on Memorial weekend.
 I would enjoy wandering with you. I LOVED the Renndevous- but also wish I had more time to spend with each and every person there!  There was a lot going on!
 So sorry you got this bug too, Cat. It is no fun at all. Hot tea is the most soothing to my stomack. I have lost 3 lbs.
 I should here this afternoon about how Chingy's operation goes and how she is doing. With luck- she can return to Meow Manor on the morrow.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on April 28, 2010, 08:20:31 AM
This morning the crackhead designed septic system claimed my puppy Silkworm. You know the new aerobic sprayer type...wires hang out in easy to chew play with places and can be very deadly. Silk was hunting rats and got into the box which is not a good thing... So warning to all of you if you have this type and kids and pets check that the box covers and hides the wires and is weighted down so they can't open it or move it(ours was set on a brick) the girls pushed it over and the wires were hanging out...  Sad morning!

Hope Chingy comes home today!!! Love and hugs
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on April 29, 2010, 09:53:38 AM
 HUGS! SO sorry to hear that horrible news, Cat. That is an awful way to lose a pet.I am so sad for your loss.
 Chingy is supposed to come home around noon. I hope she will eat everything in sight and feel better now. She is a tough old girl!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on April 29, 2010, 08:01:33 PM
So how is the Chingy doing??? I do hope well!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on April 29, 2010, 08:21:20 PM
 Chingy is happy to be home. She ate a bit of baby food and drank a lot of water. I hope she will eat more and get stronger. She seems happier and more alert.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: iain robb on April 30, 2010, 09:30:08 AM
I trust Chingy -- and you -- are doing still better today. It was a pleasure to meet you, and to hear you sing at pubsing!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on April 30, 2010, 03:18:03 PM
 Var got pictures of pub sing! Huzzah! It was a pleasure to meet you too Ian.
 I am on the mend but still in pain today. Alas- no Scarby for me this weekend!  ( Drat those evil meat pies! )
 Chingy is eating better at each meal.At 3 LBS - she needs to eat a LOT!  She is a tough old Siamese! I am a tough old wizard! LOL!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: iain robb on May 03, 2010, 06:32:21 AM
Var got pictures of pub sing! Huzzah! old wizard! LOL!

And I believe those photos captured the moments well. Keep getting better -- and your little dog too!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Ambard on May 03, 2010, 06:59:24 PM
Here is a pic with your eyes open.

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Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on May 05, 2010, 11:45:13 AM
 Great picture Ambard.  Midnight Ferret and I love the same colors! so good to get together at the Renndevous!   Miss you both!
 Still in pain. Went to the Royal Physician for fix up potion. I think I am finally on the mend. About time. I am missing too much Scarby.
 Chingy my Royal feline is still feeling a bit bad today- but she is eating and the Vet has stopped her meds.
 Fighting more Nargles. Will it never end? The stars and planets must be in Pain in the gluteas maximus! LOL.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Sir Martin on May 05, 2010, 05:25:59 PM
I hope you and Chingy feel better soon, Queen Bonnie.  Here's something to lift your spirits ... you and Lord Stephen Buchanan at the Scarby pub sing during RenDezvous weekend.


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Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on May 07, 2010, 02:42:55 PM
 Thanks Sir Martin! Great picture! That did cheer me up!  I had such fun at Renndevous and LOVE the pub sings. Chingy and I are both hanging in there. My stomach is Ok now but the back thing will take a while. Ouch!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on May 08, 2010, 11:04:16 PM
Hope you are feeling better!!!! Wish Scarby was not so far! I just can't get away and stay with all the stuff here! Still feeling the loss of my puppy....Still sad but dealing with it! I hate losing my pets! Patycake is finally growing.... she is now just a bit bigger than a new born sheep.... she may remain stunted!!!! I am hoping.. I have plans to make her a Pirates perfect pet.... I will teach her to carry Barbados rum!!! What else would a Barbados sheep haul????? Have to get it OKed to bring her to Sherwood. She is such a DOLL! I have photos of her on Facebook... will try to get some loaded to share here!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on May 10, 2010, 11:00:26 AM
 Today I decided to wear my bodice as a back brace and see if that helps! I think it might. It looks silly with shorts- but who cares?
 Chingy is still hanging on but she has not eaten for the whole weekend. She is drinking a lot and I know her kidneys are failing. I will keep her comfortable and let nature take it's course. I am sad. It is so hard to see an old friend slip away.
 LOL! A Barbados sheep hauling rum! Cute! I want a pitcure! She would be fun at Sherwood!
 I am missing faire a lot.  Waving my magick wand to make this month better! POOF!
 
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on May 10, 2010, 10:07:11 PM
I am missing faire too! I am working on finding the right sized rum casks... prefer they be free or cheap!!!! Things are wee bit tight here.... what with buying the car and the trailer and the tiller..... But all are being used and needed so we just have to slog through till we get things worked out better.... So many things going on!!! Still trying to put the cows in the trailer....The bull loads! UGGH!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Tink on May 10, 2010, 10:17:33 PM
Queen Bonnie, though our paths have crossed many times, we have never formally met.  Even so, I would like to express my sadness, and to let you know that my heart and thoughts are with you and your dear little friend at this time.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on May 11, 2010, 06:08:47 PM
 My dear 20 year old cat and friend Chingy passed away a bit after 4PM today. I buried her beside her buddy koKo who died last year. both of kidney failure.
 Sad day but happy she did not suffer any longer. I was not easy to watch her die.
  This month has been dreadful.
 I need faire. Hope I can go soon- At least I am feeling a bit better.
 
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Anna Iram on May 11, 2010, 06:14:09 PM
Oh Bonnie, I'm so, so sorry. Chingy loved you very much to have stayed here for 20 years. That is such a long time for a kitty! I wish I lived near. I'd stop by and sit with you. Give you a hug and share a good cry. Hugs for you.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on May 11, 2010, 06:48:41 PM
 my 4 remaining kitties are being extra loving.
 I will get over this.
 I am just sad today.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Trillium on May 11, 2010, 07:58:36 PM
sending you lots and lots of hugs!!!!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Rani Zemirah on May 11, 2010, 08:14:17 PM
Many, many hugs, my dear friend...  I am so sorry for your loss, but also glad that you still have much kitty love to console you. 
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on May 11, 2010, 08:25:33 PM
 Thanks Trill and Rani Z.
 Good to have renn friends at times like this. I will be  Ok.
 
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Lady Nicolette on May 12, 2010, 07:37:38 AM
I'm so sorry, Bonnie.  I was thinking about Chingy over the last several days while I've been out of touch with the world.  Big hugs to you...Please be sure and take extra good care of yourself, too.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: KeeperoftheBar on May 12, 2010, 09:30:43 AM
I am so sorry my Queen.  Heaven has a new member to await you.  May that day be long in coming.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen_of_Navarre on May 12, 2010, 11:04:07 AM
I shed tears in sympathy for your loss as I remember the too soon loss of my dearest Singe and Du...

We have a secret, you and I

that no one else shall know,

for who but I can see you lie

each night in fire glow?


And who but I can reach my hand

before we go to bed

and feel the living warmth of you

and touch your silken head?


And only I walk woodland paths

and see ahead of me,

your small form racing with the wind

so young again, and free.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Sir Martin on May 12, 2010, 12:38:11 PM
Queen Bonnie - I'm sorry to hear about the loss of Chingy.  More hugs heading your way.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: iain robb on May 12, 2010, 01:16:05 PM
As long as you promise to use them one at a time, so as not to smother, I too will send hugs your way. Very sorry to hear about Chingy. I won't tell you you'll get over it in time. But time and perspective (and friends and kittens) will make the loss more bearable.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on May 12, 2010, 02:48:38 PM
 I miss my Chingy but happy she is not suffering. Neri is doing her best to cheer me up and be the only cat girl left. They all have been super loving today. I still have 3 boy cats.
 There will be quite a huge thundering herd of felines waiting for me across the rainbow bridge. Thanks Nicki, Martin, and Ian and Keeper and I loved the poem Queen of Navarre!
 I guess my wand waving paid off a bit this AM. The city crew was on my doorstep bright and early this AM.- before 7:30!- it took a backhoe to load up the big tree that fell on my fence! I love this town!
 My A/C guy was here with the part this AM- MeowManor was a busy place- and now I have my frost dragon working again. YAYYY!
 I hate being hot and sticky and uncomfortable.
 Still wearing my bodice as a back brace. it helps and is fun too!  I feel like a garden fairy as I water my plants! LOL. I am bouncing back. Now just need Scarby to be all better again! Hugs to all. You made me feel lots better. My cats are my family. you are all my fairmily! I love you all!
 
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: LadyElizabeth on May 12, 2010, 03:37:25 PM
Ah Bonnie, I'm so sorry to hear about your sweet Chingy!!!  I know how hard it is to loose a beloved cat, I lost my 14 yr old love 2 yrs ago... but my new kitten has been a great comfort!!  My prayers and thoughts are with you in your loss.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on May 12, 2010, 04:23:19 PM
 Thanks Lady Elizabeth! Kittens are a comfort. Not sure what Neri is. I think she is trying to be a comfort and has not broken anything or dug up a plant for a few days! LOL. I still have my overly familiar too. Tachi is hanging in there. I hope he lasts a long time. He is 17 years old.  He is my love with diabetes and thyroid disease.
 So nice to have it cooler upstairs- where my magick box is! I was not online much with the A/C out.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on May 13, 2010, 10:36:46 PM
AWWW  I have not had connection much of late. I am glad your kitty did not suffer long...still I know how hard it is to lose them! If you were here Oreo would make you feel better!!! Or at least make you laugh. He has been playing at learning to sing opera I think.... It sounds a bit like Italian opera at times. Oh Yeah we have Carrusso the new boy Canary.... and man can that boy sing!  Looking forward to faire.... long wait here! But I plan to get around to doing garb photos with my horses soon!  Need to get a few great pics of Studlump Deuce. He is such a fun horse! Well gotta get to bed...I fear the rainbow bridge will collapse with my animals and your alone....
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on May 14, 2010, 09:31:23 AM
 Thanks Cat!  I miss Chingy a lot- but life goes on.  My remaining kitties are a comfort. neri is a cutie. She and Oreo would take over the world!
 Oreo an opera kitty? LOL!  Puccini is my favorite!
  Hoping I can get back to Scarby!
 It is a long haul until TRF.
 
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on May 14, 2010, 11:25:22 PM
OHHHH I am SOOOOO Excited..TODAY I got my TRF tickets in the mail!!!!  ;D   Made my day... oh that and RAIN...real honest to goodness RAIN!

Yeah Oreo has been going around the house singing.... Not sure what brought out all this latent talent????
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on May 19, 2010, 07:52:17 AM
 Perhaps Oreo is trying out for Feline Idol? Cats are so funny!
 I came down with some mysterious violent blistery rash all over my body. luckily not on my face! Hives? The Dr had no idea.I have not been near poison ivy. Of course it happened Friday afternoon so I had to tough it out all weekend. I am on meds and it is slowly going away- but I sure have been miserable. it was scary. Keeping my fingers crossed it will be gone before saturday so I can make pirate weekend- just a day trip.
 I hope my TRF tickets come soon too!  Huzzah to TRF.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: DT_Masters on May 19, 2010, 07:32:17 PM
My Queen,

I hope you recover and hope to see you sometime this weekend at Scarbourgh. This is my vacation and it will be my first at spending a weekend at a faire.

My condolances to your loss; while on vacation, I've been getting lots of sleep and dreaming of Morgan and Nimer (the 1st), chasing blue jays and climbing trees faster than squirrels.

Again, hope that our paths cross soon.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Rani Zemirah on May 19, 2010, 09:59:35 PM
Oh, my!  How very unnerving for you!  I would imagine the doctor would recognize shingles, so probably not that.  Perhaps you've developed a sensitivity to something in your environment?  I hope you feel better very soon, my dear Queen! 
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on May 20, 2010, 08:06:22 AM
YIKES! I hope you did something so easy as changing to a new wash soap or something that you can pin down and change back! Sounds like no fun! I used to break out from certain clothes wash soaps when I rode my horses bareback.... some reacted with the sweat... My mom got her tickets...your turn! TAG YOUR IT!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on May 21, 2010, 09:29:02 AM
 I got my TRF tickets! HUZZAH!
 I have done NOTHING new. Changed nothing- eat the same stuff. It is still a mystery what happened with the violent reaction. The meds are clearing it up- but it is slow.
 I may be stupid but I am going to Scarby for a day trip Tomorrow. I hope I will be OK and it won't flare up again. My morale is so low- I need to get out of here. Keep your fingers crossed for me that I am Ok. I am always so healthy- this has got me down.
 Hope to see you there DT Masters!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Anna Iram on May 21, 2010, 09:57:14 AM
Bonnie, it sounds to me like stress. You've had alot coming at you lately and when you are over stressed for prolonged periods it cane really supress your immune system and cause reactions such as hives. My opinion of course, but I do know from personal experience.

I think Scarby will be a good tonic. Stay out of the direct sun and stay cool.  Drink plenty of water and try to avoid alcohol or too much sugar or caffenine. These create inflammation and can work against what you are trying to do, which is build your immune system back up. Laugh and sing, but you'll do that anyway and dance!  :)

Have fun and I hope you are feeling better soon. (Hugs)!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on May 21, 2010, 12:50:39 PM
 Thanks Anna! That is my thought too. I have been under lots of stress and seeing my 20 year old cat fade away was horrible.
 I am a health conscious person and don't do caffeine,  do drink tons of water and not really fond of sweets- unless it is dark chocolate! Yum!
 I need faire-apy!
 Hugs back Anna!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: DT_Masters on May 22, 2010, 06:24:34 AM
Sigh....maybe  not today after all.....but try again tomorrow.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on May 22, 2010, 09:33:05 PM
I hope it turned out a great day Bonnie!!! I am sure Faire-apy helped your morale if not the rest of ya!  I had Livestock Auction Therapy today! Bought a new momma goat...named her Agapanthus(Aggie for short) she appears to be at least half Toggenburg... We also sold one 4 month old lamb ram and 3 young billies! Got REALLY good money for our 4....YEAH! We have a ramling growing off to become Gyros and chops...YUM! We also sold the 3 crazy cows and bought a milk cow...she is bred and we bought a milk heifer calf for her to raise as well. Planning to make Yogurt and cottage cheese soon! YUM YUM! YUP you got it the farm is getting real busy! can hardly wait for TRF this year!!!Planning new garb for contests and such...
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on May 23, 2010, 08:04:01 AM
 It was a very nice day. I am glad I went. It did cheer me up to get out and see friends. Melkar is a good driver and we had enjoyable talks on the long drive there and back.
 It was hot and humid but I took it easy and drank lots of ice water and stayed mostly in the shade.
 I am OK! No more breakouts- so far.
 I guess I will go for Sunday and Monday next weekend- then on to TRF.
  OOOH! Sounds like you are so busy Cat!
 Can't wait to see what costume ideas you come up with.
 I have a few ideas too!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on May 24, 2010, 04:06:50 PM
Sounds like it helped to heal the tired Queen! faire can do that! Nargles have been spotted here on the Funny Farm,... they have attacked the tractor and now it is not mowing...it runs down the road but does not mow! UGGHH!  I do hate Nargles!!!! Perhaps if I can convince them that what they did was helpful they will fix it just to spite me?????? I will let you know if it works!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on May 24, 2010, 05:54:01 PM
 Sad to hear of your latest Nargle attack Cat! Drat. Nargles HATE to be helpful. It might just work! Or get out your wand!!!
 I hope I can keep them at bay here for a while.
 No Nargles needed at MeowManor!
  Twas a quiet day here! Thanks be!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on May 24, 2010, 08:47:49 PM
I do hope you can keep your Nargles at bay! They tend to trash everything!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on May 25, 2010, 07:35:14 AM
 We both need to banish Nargles from our realms!
 I should have named Neri- Nargle! She is being El Destructo kitty this AM. On a rampage tipping over plants and gnawing things. I think she has been watching Tasmanian Devil cartoons! LOL!
 
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on May 25, 2010, 08:00:31 AM
B vitamins might help! They help to calm SOME wild things! or a well placed vinegar in a water gun!  I have a new goat you will love! So far she is a real sweet laidback goat! Ahh well I hope Neri slows down a bit....HMMM Valerian root maybe????
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on May 25, 2010, 11:13:06 AM
 She is so smart- I just show her the water squirter and she knows to back off.  She is not always bad- just active and curious I guess.
  Was Yoshi ever like this when he was a kitten? I don't think so.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on May 25, 2010, 09:03:13 PM
Oreo is my main active cat...but when Angus gets going it is a fur cover lard ball rolling! It can be so funny!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on May 27, 2010, 07:48:28 AM
 Hot times around Meow Manor! Just the weather.
  Gearing up for Sunday and Monday at Scarby.  Thinking cool thoughts.
 Sad the faire season will be over. It will be a long Summer- but the pool helps!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: DT_Masters on May 27, 2010, 01:15:17 PM
Yes......it is a wonderful pool.....as is your entire palace is wonderful!

Will there be an AARG party there this year?

Trying to get the pictures from last week posted this week so the pictures from next week (Saturday, I plan) aren't caught in a backlog.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on May 27, 2010, 05:34:39 PM
  Alas-My poor pitiful plumbing is not up to another ARRG party.  It just got too large! my plumbing needs help. I am on a waiting list for a new cleanout from the LCRA.
I might have a small gathering here for the Sherwood folks who do the  Elgin Western Days parade.
 Today had way too much drama!
 Again!
 Make it stop!
 I had a friend here for lunch and was showing her some of my dolls when my REAL overly Familiar ,Tachi keeled over and could not stand. He is diabetic so I shoved corn syrup in his mouth and rushed him to the vet. We were both scared. My friend is a cat lover too so understood.
 Tachi will bo Ok. Low Glucose levels. He will need to be watched for a bit and is off insulin. My Scarby plans have changed to just a day trip on Sat. I have my dear vet tech watching Tachi Sat afternoon. She is a gem!
 He is my baby.
 Glad this happened while my vet was open- not late at night when I could not get him help. No emergency vet clinic nearby and I don't drive at night. It is a worry.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on May 27, 2010, 07:56:59 PM
Poor Tachi,
So sad he is having so many problems.  I wish I could make it up to camp out for the Western thingy but things are nuts as always!!!  Working with the new cow to get her tamed down!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on May 28, 2010, 12:29:26 PM
 Tachi is such a gentle, sweet cat. I hate him being so sick- but he seems Ok today.He purred and cuddled with me all night.
 I'd LOVE it if you could come visit any time CAT! I have a nice pool! my guest room is yours!
 There is a Sherwood gathering on the 12th of June too.
 Good luck taming the cow! LOL!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on May 28, 2010, 11:03:21 PM
Penelope cow let me milk her this PM....YEAH! I ordered books on cheese making and milk soap making today! Been meaning to do that but....We have a milking stand for the goats but have to add a ramp then I can milk the goats and sheep! Glad to hear Tachi is doing better!!! Tomorrow is our day of fun and hanging with our homeys!!! Then off to see Blue Oyster Cult and Foghat.... YEAH!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on May 31, 2010, 07:35:01 AM
 Wow! That sounds great Cat! That will keep you busy.
 I got my first BIG tomato today. The veggie garden is looking good. The Cannas and gardenias are blooming.  Tachi is still doing OK.  Not doing anything special today. Garden club tomorrow. Scarby is still going on- but I miss faire already.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on May 31, 2010, 01:37:01 PM
I have been getting tomatoes for several weeks now!!! I harvested a basket of potatoes and a few onions and I got two Monster zucchini and a big crookneck today! I have also been canning peaches and plum jam... need to can again today! Cleaned the dryer so I can do a few Romas and some herbs. I may also dry some of the squash....makes a good addition to my soup mix! Watering the garden again today. The corn is growing nicely and melons have baby melons on them... BUT it is HOT out today! Yeah I wish faire was spread out a bit more. We went and saw Foghat and Blue Oyster Cult at Sam Houston Sat.... Foghat was GREAT... BOC was marginal!Had fun!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on May 31, 2010, 06:26:48 PM
 Today there was a sale and party at the local garden center. I rescued a few plants from the clearance table - 75% off. They looked OK. Just need a little TLC and planting in the garden.
 I had cukes today too. I hate how they hide until they get HUGE!
 It was a quiet day here. Too quiet. I miss faire- but feel sorry for those at Scarby in garb in this heat!
 I am in my WET Renaissance bikini! LOL!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on May 31, 2010, 07:33:51 PM
Yeah it was HOT here too..... breeze was nice! A friend came over to scavenge all the old metal for scrap. Nice that what we did not need will help them out...long story...Well off to get more done!!!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on June 04, 2010, 07:43:40 AM
 busy with my garden. Ouch my back- but the garden is looking good! The rain sure helped1
 Tachi is still doing OK.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on June 08, 2010, 10:14:40 AM
 Tachi was failing a bit- so had his glucose tested and he is back on insulin. 2 shots and 2 pills for thyroid disease each day. He is such a sweet gentle cat and I love him a lot. The rest are doing fine. Neri is still a handful- gets into everything- but is loving and cute too. Yoshi misses Chingy and batman is keeping critters at bay when he goes outside in the morning. He is my last outdoor cat.
 Not loving this muggy weather- but saving my weather magick for faire days!
 My garden is looking very nice. The TLC plants I bought are thriving!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: DT_Masters on June 08, 2010, 11:28:34 AM
Well, I was scheduled to take the EgypKITS to the new vet this morning for their annuals but had to call up to reschedule because Osiris didn't want to be found..........and 5 minutes after the phone call, he comes bounding into the bedroom. Typicatl.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on June 08, 2010, 12:50:49 PM
 Cats can be amazing disappearing creatures when needed. A trip to the vet is* Poof* time!
 I used to have a vet who came HERE! That was nice! the cats still hid unless I shut them in the bathroom.
 I also like how the cat antigrav units kick in when they fall in a full bathtub! They hardly get wet!
 Of course cats are very magical.
 Giving Tachi, my overly familiar, lots of love and food and hugs so he will pull through.
 Off to the Farmer's market to get whet does not grow in my garden. Last week I got corn and plums!
 looking forward to the Sherwood gathering this Sat. Wondering which cool garb to wear? Everything is TOO HOT! Digging out my Renaissance bikini- or I guess it is more Roman?! LOL
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: DT_Masters on June 08, 2010, 01:50:52 PM
I was reading your passage to the two of them, they are both here NOW but in 75 minutes, will they be? I don't want to lock them up too far ahead of time and even that is a while before leaving.

Anyhow, was reading the passage to them when Osiris reaches over to the desk to pull a pen on the floor "Please, don't do that.".

Cats are MAGICAT.........but then again, it's like a section from one of my winged unicorn passages, where the one in question is a winged unicorn in human form (my pegarons are shape shifters as well). She is conversing with a magical immortal turned human again, where he is talking about going thru life anew, without magic, and she just sort of nods and such.

"Well, wouldn't you see your life differentally if you didn't have your powers, if you were like other animals, not magical?"---he says
And she stares at him curiously for several seconds before replying,

"What possibly makes you think that animals are not magical?"

Btw....Isis did it again....she ran across the keyboard and reset the browser to full screen. She does things like that.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on June 09, 2010, 12:32:17 PM
 Cats are indeed from the magical realm! I guess that is why I love them so much!
 Rain here today. My garden is loving it- but I am sick of soggy muggy weather. I guess there is more to come.
 I hope to do sewing projects today. In my dining room with the doors closed- so I don't get feline "Help!"
 Neri already stole my thread.
 Looking forward to garbing up for the Sherwood gathering saturday. I hope it dries up!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on June 12, 2010, 02:31:55 PM
 Hot and humid here. Off to Sherwood in a bit. It is 90 and feels like a steam bath out doors- but garb I must!
 Say a few prayers for my overly familiar, tachi. He is seeming to lose ground. Losing weight and a bit listless. I guess we will get his insulin dosage straightened out soon. I hope!
 He is my love!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: DT_Masters on June 13, 2010, 03:14:59 AM
My Queen,

Our best wishes for Tachi. We are so attached to feline friends that even when things go crashing because of them, we forgive and love them..........or when they put a claw into our little toe as it hangs off the bed.

Osiris, the toe clawer, gave me a decent run of the heart on Thursday. I did manage to get the two of them to the Vet in the afternoon on Tuesday, so Thursday, I am giving Osiris the flea medicine they gave me. He goes to sleep with me for a nap in the morning, but about 9 PM, it has been several hours since I've seen him. I call for him, "ring" his favorite toy, even try to bribe him out of hiding with cat food in cans. Nothing.

Unreasonable panic creeps into the mind. I get out the flashlight, start shining it into spaces, start clearing the pathways previously blocked by my stuff that he might use to get to a hiding space, talk to Isis "Where's your brother?". Nothing.

I eventually hear noises that I can separate from my neighbors upstairs, from Isis. He's found a new corner, looks up at me with his innocent boy eyes of "Can't I have some time alone?"...........

.........Isis didn't get her treatment till Friday. She took it much better.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on June 13, 2010, 08:03:32 PM
 I know all too well the feeling of panic when a kitty can't be found. They do seem to disappear at the most inopportune  times! POOF! They are no where to be found! When you do find the new sleeping spot-
  They act all innocent!
 Glad you got the flea meds and found Osiris!
 Tachi is not doing as well. His coat is not as healthy or glossy- but I hope it is only getting him back on the right insulin dosage. He is out on the upstairs porch sleeping in the sun. Siamese hate A/C. They love it HOT. 
 I had fun at the Sherwood gathering last PM. Fun to see so many friends. It was hot- but a nice party.Not many wore garb- but I did and was happy. Any excuse for GARB!!
 The pot luck was great as was the entertainment and mead! yummy! I am not a party late person so got home around 10. The drumming and fire spinning started after dark.  I stayed a bit and watched- but left for home and A/C and my comfy bed with kitties! Camping out is not my thing.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on June 14, 2010, 03:26:54 PM
 The utility locating services sprayed in front of my house today! I am soon to get my cleanout out by the street! After 3 years of waiting! I can have my toilet back in the garage! I hope! Fare well to plumbing back ups and worries- I hope!
 This is exciting.
 My lucky day!
 I also won a cook book at our local Farmers mkt as a door prize!
Too much excitement here today. LOL.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: dbaldock on June 14, 2010, 04:07:00 PM
The utility locating services sprayed in front of my house today! I am soon to get my cleanout out by the street! After 3 years of waiting! I can have my toilet back in the garage! I hope! Fare well to plumbing back ups and worries- I hope!
 This is exciting.
 My lucky day!
 I also won a cook book at our local Farmers mkt as a door prize!
Too much excitement here today. LOL.

This may be the day to buy a Lotto ticket!  LOL!   ;)   ;D
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on June 14, 2010, 05:44:11 PM
 I am never that lucky! LOL! If you see pigs flying I have won money! Or is it flying monkeys? LOL!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: dbaldock on June 14, 2010, 06:05:33 PM
Do you mean something like this?  :D

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4057/4629835005_867ac08ce0_b.jpg)

These were in a vendor's booth at the Wild West Show - A Texas Gathering at the Butler Longhorn Museum in League City, TX on 22-May-10.  I never did see them actually get airborne.   ;)
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Sir Martin on June 14, 2010, 06:46:43 PM
Those are the most vivid pigs I've ever seen, David.   :)

Queen Bonnie - I'm glad you enjoyed the Sherwood gathering ... wish I could have attended.  It's nice to have a faire fix.   ;)
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Tink on June 14, 2010, 11:11:57 PM
those piggies are so cute!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on June 15, 2010, 01:48:43 PM
 Oh MY! Flying piggies! Those are cute!
 Perhaps they have scared my Nargles away! This month is better- so far.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on June 15, 2010, 10:52:35 PM
HUZZAH for the cleanout!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on June 17, 2010, 08:07:12 PM
 Well it is in- the cleanout. BUT my pipes are clay and there are huge crepe myrtle trees planted over the main line. The plumbers rooted the line- but the roots can grow back.
 Charlie the LCRA plumber recommended I not put the toilet back in the garage- in case of more trouble later on. Sigh.
 Oh well.
 All else is going OK.
 Busy working on a fab costume for TRF. Fun getting stuff together.
 Tachi is still doing OK.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on June 17, 2010, 08:35:48 PM
There is something you add to your waste water once in a while that eats the roots...don't remember the name but it works well. We used to use it on the leach fields for the septic!  Ask around at Hardware stores and such! Glad the kitty is doing well!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on June 17, 2010, 10:27:39 PM
Hey wanted you to see the stuff I put up on EBAY. I tried some new things and I want your opinion!

http://members.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewUserPage&userid=mdfaduly.

Take a look at the ren stuff...ignore the tack auctions>>>HEHE!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on June 18, 2010, 06:27:23 PM
 The plumbers did not like the root killer I found. Charlie will come back in 6 months and put the industrail stuff down my cleanout.

 off to look at your stuff!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on June 18, 2010, 06:30:52 PM
 Very nice things Cat! Inexpensive prices too for unique leather works!
 I love the things you made for me! Hope you get lotsa bids!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: DT_Masters on June 19, 2010, 03:46:37 AM
Got a new kitten castle for free from one of my bosses. It looks something remotely like this
(http://www.catsplay.com/roundup.jpg)
No lower gatehouse but a tunnel midway up. It's in Uncia, waiting for me to make space in my vastly overcrowded apartment but......anything for the kittens.

That gives the EgypKits two of them, the main fortress and the keep, which looks something like this
(http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1420/1458403667_fafa6146f6.jpg) (sales representatives, I don't know who they are)
which was their first and is their traveling one.

They may not go for it but it is the thought that counts........anything for the kittens.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on June 19, 2010, 09:39:46 AM
 Cool! That looks awesome!
 My cats would love that. They have a scratching cottage with a tree beside it.
 My neighbor was making a big cat tree on my porch but has not has the time to finish it. Alas!
 All is quiet here! This month is going better than last month!
 Off to sew on my projects. If it ever gets less humid I have staffs  to finish too!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on June 20, 2010, 07:45:45 AM
We rebuilt the cat's climb tree yesterday. I ended up wrapping it in beads and sisal along with reusing some of the carpet that was not too ruined. had to make a new base and replace the bottom tube... between the male dogs marking and the cats hitting the pole at 400 miles per hour it kinda died! But it is now bionic. We made it stronger and faster<HEHE> I used ply on the base and wrapped the bottom half the tube with vinyl and sealed it with black silicon so the marking should not affect it the bottom tube now!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on June 21, 2010, 11:19:48 AM
 Sounds good Cat! Your Tree is awesome. I remember how Oreo hits it at light speed! I hope Joe finishes working on mine soon!
 Happy First day of Summer!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on June 21, 2010, 01:11:53 PM
Happy Solstice to you as well! Hope he gets your climb tree finished soon...might keep Neri out of trouble!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on June 21, 2010, 06:58:30 PM
 Neri has been in lots of trouble lately. She is super hyper- and into everything. Must be the Solstice?
 I am getting to the fun part on the felt doll I am making. Got the body all together- now on to paint and wigging and costuming. Good hot weather project.
 If the humidity ever gets better _ will start on my staffs.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on June 22, 2010, 06:06:09 PM
I have a broom handle I am working on! Bois D'Arc wood interesting piece to work on. We have been working on cleaning up and mowing... Hot work!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on June 22, 2010, 06:49:27 PM
 I got my doll finished- except for the costuming. Took pictures- but they are out of focus. Drat. Need to do better ones. When I get good ones- I'll send them Cat.
 Getting ready for the Elgin Western days parade. Sherwood is having an entrance! Should be good fun but hot. Good promo for the faire.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on June 23, 2010, 07:28:31 PM
Can't wait to see your new dolly all done! I have the skirt panels started for the fairy garb...still have not decided on material for the bodice! Keep thinking leather then velvet then leather again! I guess after I get the skirt and shirt made I will decide on the bodice fabric!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on June 24, 2010, 06:06:38 PM
 I still have not gotten a good picture of my doll yet. i will get back to dressing her after the parade.
 Photography is not one of  my skills.
 HMMM. Leather or Velvet? Go with leather! Lasts longer. you do such amazing leather work! Of course it depends on your fairy character too.
 I am getting bits and pieces of my costume together. Still need a trip to Back stage Bazaar in Austin. Haunting my thrift shop too- e-bay knows me well. LOL. Good I have several months.
 Getting ready for the Elgin Parade. All OK here- except waiting for my lawn mower guy to show up.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: DT_Masters on June 25, 2010, 03:38:17 AM
.......Still need a trip to Back stage Bazaar in Austin.........

One of my favorite stores. I'll often head out there to buy something that I don't have a current use for.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on June 25, 2010, 10:15:17 AM
Well I have decided on a covering for the wings...planning to use Litespan... I have a large piece left from making miniature balsa (6" wingspan guys) planes and it is light,tough and translucent but not clear.  So now that I have settled on that... we are off to the hobby stores looking for control cables and all sorts of odd stuff today when Mike gets off work! Should be both fun and productive! HEHE! Love real Hobby stores.... makes me want to work on my 64th(or smaller) scale B-52 flying model. I have the plans and would like to build but even small we are talking a wingspan of over 6 feet! and all the motors have to sinked up!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on June 25, 2010, 02:34:42 PM
 wow! What fun!  I am expecting a Da Vinci fairy! LOL!
 Great project.
 I am wanting to go to the 2 costume shops in Austin - just to see what they have for my costume. Var is getting great things.
 I am all ready for the Sherwood COOL OFF gathering here after the parade tomorrow.
 Then I can get back to my projects.
 I got my pool all clean and vacuumed myself!  More fun than vacuuming the house. LOL.
 It will be a job to get the Royal Felines herded into the bedroom and secured so they don't escape during the party. Neri is very fast- and very sneaky.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on June 25, 2010, 09:02:05 PM
Sounds like WAY WAY too much fun! Yeah these wings are morphing into much fancier than I expected..we got all sorts of fun stuff to use to make this do all the things Mike is thinking of doing... We will be checking into patents on the design of the working parts! Seems the smart thing to do! With all the stuff he wants this to be able to do... we shall see! Have fun on the morrow!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: dbaldock on June 26, 2010, 01:21:54 AM
...
 It will be a job to get the Royal Felines herded into the bedroom and secured so they don't escape during the party. Neri is very fast- and very sneaky.

I'll bet the Queen of Everything is at least twice as sneaky as a kitten!   ;)   ;D
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on June 26, 2010, 11:48:04 PM
She should be she has WAY WAY more practice at herding cats than the kitten has at being herded!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on June 27, 2010, 10:40:13 AM
 I did manage to out smart the Royal Felines and get them all herded to safety before the paraders arrived. I guess I can be sneaky when I need to! LOL!
It was fun!
 We were in the front of the parade-#8! We took 2nd prize! Huzzah Sherwood!
 The cool down party here was fun. Wonder why I am tired today? LOL
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on June 27, 2010, 03:24:27 PM
Wish I could have been there...I love parades!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: dbaldock on June 27, 2010, 03:32:33 PM
Wish I could have been there...I love parades!

I've got nearly 300 pictures of the parade, including 30 of the Sherwood Forest Faire group, uploaded to a set on my Flickr account:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/24964494@N04/sets/72157624241085799/ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/24964494@N04/sets/72157624241085799/)


Take Care,
David Baldock
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on June 27, 2010, 03:40:27 PM
 Great pictures David!  Thanks!
Huzzah! We looked good!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on June 28, 2010, 03:42:11 PM
 Busy working on wizard staffs today.
 I am at the very messy sanding phase. I work outside before it gets too hot.3 staffs in the works!
 Happy day also! The vet called and someone donated diabetic cat food and insulin. The Vets thought Tachi could use it. Yayyy! It is very expensive to have a diabetic cat- overly familiar!
 A Betty Boop watch I have had since 1995 went for a swim accidentally- OOPS!- but today I got it back all fixed! Very reasonable too. The watch is large and I can see it. Happy I did not ruin it! I had no idea wet watches could be fixed. Now I know!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Rani Zemirah on June 28, 2010, 06:17:42 PM
Huzzah for Betty!!!  And also for people who donate things for sweet kitties!!!  :)  Glad you're getting to work on your staffs after having to wait so long for cooperative weather, as well!  I am hoping to create some sort of order in our new place soon, but dealing with water pouring in under the patio door first is making unpacking very difficult, so any crafting has been put off indefinitely until I can fix the major issues first.  Hoping I can at least get a few favors done before TRF this season... 
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on June 29, 2010, 03:03:48 PM
 Good luck with the unpacking Rani Z. Never a fun job without the water. Hugs!
 Today I noticed Tachi was listless and not eating much. Off to the vet before the long holiday weekend. She ran tests. His kidneys are fine and so are his glucose levels. Whew!  He has another sinus infection - so back on antibiotics. I hope I can get him to eat a bit better. poor kitty.
 We got 20 minutes of rain here!
  Not enough- but better than nothing.
 No working on staffs today. I'll get back to it when the weather cooperates. Lots more sanding to do.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on July 01, 2010, 02:46:46 PM
 Tachi had another diabetic seizure this AM. Back to the Vet. He is not responding very well this time - so they are keeping him overnight. I am very worried. Keep him in your prayers. He is very special to me.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on July 01, 2010, 07:04:19 PM
OH That is sad news... Sometimes it is just time to let go though! If it is his time remember how much you love him and he loves you! This is the part I always hate!!!! Hugs... Hopefully in the morning he will be doing better!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Rani Zemirah on July 01, 2010, 11:03:19 PM
I will be keeping Tachi in my thoughts and prayers, as well as you, my dear Lady Queen.  I hope he is very much improved when next you stroke his fur. 
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on July 02, 2010, 11:47:20 AM
 My Overly Familiar has bounced back- yet again. I get to pick him up this afternoon. So happy. I was almost afraid to call this Morning! Briah the Vet Tech who cares for him when I go to faire was taking care of him this AM.
 He is eating and his blood sugar is back to normal. I hope it stays that way.
 Good news is such a relief! Thanks for your prayers! They pulled him through!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Taffy Saltwater on July 02, 2010, 12:43:29 PM
Such good news - thanks for the update.  I
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: DT_Masters on July 02, 2010, 02:06:56 PM
Glad to hear it, My Queen.

I finally got the kitten castle moved into my apartment....but not into its place yet. That still may be days off.

Osiris came first to check it out and now, 4 hours later, he has found his lair with it. I came out from 3 hours of sleep and there he was, on the second tier.....and there he is now. He was looking at ballet barre level into the dance mirror, but now he has curled back down again. (one of the reasons why the castle is not in its permanent place; I hope to get this place arranged so I can be using my barre and other pieces of gear regularly again)

Isis came out and inspected it but I have yet to notice if she finds it a fav place.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on July 02, 2010, 03:17:22 PM
 TACHI is HOME! So happy! I timed it perfectly- so it was pouring rain when I left the Vet's. LOL. I got soaked.
 The other cats are happy to see Tachi and licking him and fussing over him. He was very pampered at the Vet. He is walking around his realm exploring for now. They are following like a regal procession.
 I am hoping he bounces back and gets stronger with no more complications!
 Good about your kitten castle DT! Sounds like they approve! Still waiting in my neighbor to finish my cat tree.  Busy working on more wizard staffs.  Enjoying the rain. Doing the happy dance to have my kitty home!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on July 02, 2010, 06:14:55 PM
YEAH!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: DT_Masters on July 02, 2010, 06:19:39 PM
Well, Osiris found his way to Tier One, the top. I put him up there when I first brought it in, but he leapt down from almost 6 feet soon enough. Isis has found the ground floor .......but the two have been fighting like wildcats for the past few days, so there may be a dispute going on.

Osiris and Tier One: I imagine he climbed his way up or maybe leapt from Tier Two to Tier One: can't picture him doing a graceful leap from ground floor to Tier One, almost eye level with me. But in any event, not only has he found his way up there but he's now occupied it for some time ........ and I haven't even dusted it with catnip yet!

The castle was a handme down, gift, a freebe, from one of my bosses (and has been taking up half the cargo bay of Uncia, my Forester, for the past two weeks), so there is probably all ready kitten scents on it. But in any event, the two of them have accepted, decided, that it is part of their home now.

For some reason, I'm very much in the Charmed mood, so it is back to that........though my heart aches that Uncia is in the shop mode.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Rani Zemirah on July 02, 2010, 06:41:19 PM
I'm so pleased that Tachi is feeling better, and I, also, hope for continued improvement!  I will keep you both in my thoughts and prayers!  :) 

DT, The kitty castle sounds marvelous!!!  Pics might be fun! 
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: DT_Masters on July 02, 2010, 10:16:06 PM
......DT, The kitty castle sounds marvelous!!!  Pics might be fun! 

Okay, try to get some during the weekendk but understand, it will be a castle in a bachelor's apartment that has orderly self destructed.....like in the avatar. As I tell the EgypKits often as I leave,

"And remember, Daddy, proof that order exists in the universe..............it just doesn't exist here, loves you!"
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on July 03, 2010, 09:53:53 AM
Well two more HP movies down...watched 1&2 Thurs nite....then 3&4 last night.... great fun...Hope Tachi is still ding well! King is sitting here next to me Oreo is hanging on the floor and the other two are upstairs most likely stuffing their faces!   Cats....
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on July 03, 2010, 11:13:02 AM
 Tachi is walking a bit better but still seems to be stuffed up from his sinus infection. Not as wobbly and he snuggled next to me all night. Good Overly Familiar!
 He ate a bit and is enjoying the heat and humidity on the upstairs porch. Neri is with him watching birds and squirrels in the trees.
 Back to working on my Bastet staff! I am loving the one! Fun!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on July 07, 2010, 08:28:48 AM
 Tachi is slowly doing better. He eats several small meals. Still a bit stuffy- but so am I. LOL.
 I finished my Bastet staff. I love this one.
 Just got in from weeding and cleaning my pond- cleaned the filter too. Muddy messy work- but the fish appreciate it.
 Had a nice 4th. I watched fireworks from my back porch.
 Where did June go?
 
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on July 07, 2010, 07:22:36 PM
June is headed for Oct..... HEHE! Glad you had a great 4th... we did too I took a load of pics.... Still working on fairy stuff... YEAH!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on July 08, 2010, 05:55:25 AM
 Huzzah! Come on Oct!
 TRF and Fall weather!
Faire and good friends! We will have such fun Cat! Looking forward to it- and seeing your awesome fairy garb!
 Getting meowed at. Feeding time at Meow Manor!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on July 08, 2010, 11:58:05 AM
I milked the cow today and made another batch of Greek Yogurt...its perkalat'n now! I gave all the dragons(now 5) a spa day at the Funny Farm Hot Springs(aka Kitchen sink) and cleaned and redecorated their homes. They all have a serving of crunchy worms... and I will go out in a bit to collect greens! Yeah I am so excited about this year...hoping it cools down to like last year!!!!

I am so glad the Tachi is doing better... having sick critters is tough!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on July 08, 2010, 02:43:34 PM
 Sounds like a busy day at the Funny farm! 5 dragons! Wow!
 Greek yogurt is my fave!  I bet home made is wonderful.
 Tachi is getting stronger- and more demanding. OK with me. He is my love!
 Worked on staffs again today. I am having way too much fun.  Also made pirate earrings for my evil twin. Scurvy cat earrings with cats and skulls! She will love them! Interesting pirate earrings are hard to find at faire. I looked.
The garden is loving the rain.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on July 08, 2010, 09:16:22 PM
The Greek I found for my starter have 5 live cultures...so it is REALLY good for us! The fresh is so much better! This particular one ends up really thick and creamy...just add a bit of homemade jelly and stir..or use in cooking...YUMMY! If you can find Chobani brand yogurt it is far superior to any other i have found....
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on July 09, 2010, 09:23:46 AM
 Finding anything at the grocery store in Elgin is not easy. LOL. They discontinue everything I like. Lucky they even have Yoplait Greek yogurt! LOL. I get the plain and stir my own stuff into it or use it in cooking.
 Working on staffs again today. Doing an interesting Burled maple one! Using BIG crystals too. Fun. Nice to see the sun again!
 I am sure my grass is very long!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on July 09, 2010, 06:22:12 PM
Yeah we saw sun for a bit then TORRENTIAL rain then sun again with mild wetting drizzle.... but no rainbows to take pics of..DARN!

All the stores do that. That is why I am freezing starter culture to use so if they don't have it I will still be able to make it!  YUM! 

I got my fairy wand half done...still working at what else I want on it. Found it while cleaning brush out! Used silver soldier to tie down the wires and make a crystal cage! Sanded it and sealed it with poly...heavy poly coating it...I don't want it taking damage as I flit around! HEHE!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on July 10, 2010, 07:43:27 AM
 A friend brought by impatiens that a local nursery was tossing. I am a plant rescuer. Hope these will bounce back.I got them planted in my  shade garden yesterday.
 Still working on wands and staffs today.I got a very twisty piece of wood at Sherwood. I am loving it.
 Yours sounds awesome Cat. Can't wait to see it and your fae garb too.
 Had to give Tachi a small dose of insulin this AM. Increased thirst is a sign that he needs it again. Keeping fingers crossed. He is very thin- but was playing with Yoshi yesterday- so I think he is feeling better.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on July 10, 2010, 10:21:02 PM
OH I hope Tach is gonna feel better. So sad to hear he was needing it today...but I guess that is better than the other options!!! I love used plants...my mom and I tend to buy the sad plants and bring them home!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on July 11, 2010, 09:04:41 AM
 I knew Tachi would go back on insulin. He was off it for a week this time. Just giving him a tiny dose- once a day for now. I hope his appetite improves.
  I love it when plants that look like goners - rally with lots of TLC!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on July 13, 2010, 08:47:15 AM
Well still working on all the odd projects. FINALLY found a one off contest for doll clothing.... not due till Sept but I have the dress about half finished! The darned cow has been in a tizzy and hauled off and kicked me in the thigh really hard yesterday. It is black,blue and very swollen.... kept me up all night! Feels a bit better today but only just!  Still working on the wing thing so the bodice is still on the mannequin awaiting the pieces! I can't finish it till he finishes his parts!!!!   But it is coming along slowly!

The horses and such are doing fine. The goat my mom bought a few weeks ago at the auction is going back...she is so STUPID! She gets her head caught in the fence nearly every day and she refuses to tame down.... So we have finally had it! Some stupid animals are not meant to live here!  Agapantha(aka AGGIE) is about as sweet a goat as any I have seen! Well so much to do! Off to do it!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on July 13, 2010, 03:39:19 PM
 Ouch- sorry you got kicked Cat. Mend fast! No sense having an animal you don't like. There are so many nice ones out there. I'd hate removing a goat's head from the fence every day too!
 I gave my staffs a rest today. Did errands and went to the farmers mkt. Quiet day.
 Quiet is OK! Sure beats Nargle attacks!
 Dreaming of TRF and cooler weather!
 Tachi is eating a bit better- but still has a stuffy head.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: DT_Masters on July 15, 2010, 03:21:59 AM
"Let's play a game on Daddy! This time instead of you, I'll do it!"

I hope that's what they said, did to me tonight. The cat food in cans. Isis demands it all the time, Osiris often snubs it. Well, tonight, Isis begged for it but when I put it down, Osiris went right after it but Isis snubbed it. First time for Isis. But she was all cuddly afterwards, as she always is.

It had been delayed for a day since yesterday, she upchucked a present or two for me on the rugs. Standard kitten stuff that.

CATS..............you got to wonder about them................
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on July 15, 2010, 10:07:41 AM
YEAH...Mine have been on one... King is next to me on the sofa while I type... but ever so often Oreo runs through the house *singing* not sure what that is about. Mystic was pestering me this AM for pets... and hairballing the world! Angus only seeks you out on the toilet or in the bed.... Cats are weird beasts!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on July 15, 2010, 12:03:36 PM
 Tachi is my love! He is the purring cuddler. He is eating a bit better each day. Neri is my helper cat. Everyone needs one. They make sure you never finish anything- unless you lock them out of your work area. I had to do that today to finish a staff. Wire wrapping and gemstone beads are fun for cats. Glue, paint and crystals also are fun to play with.
 LOL. Yoshi watches me and looks beautiful. Batman goes in and out 400 times a day and keeps an eye on me when I am outside watering the plants.
 Working on many projects today. Finished another staff- maple burl with tons of crystals- brass wire wrap with gemstones! Awesome if I do say so myself.
 
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on July 16, 2010, 09:25:36 AM
 Tachi is having trouble breathing this AM. His sinus infection is back- or never went away. Hard treating diabetic cats. I have a call in to my vet.
 I worry about my poor little overly familiar. Luckily he is eating OK.
 I am making pirate earrings for my Evil Twin. Cats and skulls in venetian glass beads and amber! She was complaining about not being able to find earrings she likes at faire- she always just steals mine anyway! Pirates!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Rani Zemirah on July 16, 2010, 08:50:59 PM
I've always wondered how you manage to get them back before she leaves again...  Do you just feed her scotch (oh, or rum, since she's a pirate) until she keels over on the duvet and take them back then, or do you tie her up with a spell, flip her over and shake her until everything falls on the floor?  ;)  :D

I hope Tachi will feel better very soon! 
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on July 16, 2010, 10:47:48 PM
So how is your kitty???? I do hope they got him cleared up. Are they doing injectable antibiotics??? It would seem getting it in him quickly with the stronger stuff would be better than treating him for weeks with the lesser drug. Have they determined if it is bacterial or viral? If not have them culture it...it can save a lot of unneeded treatments... and tell them what drug will actually work as well. I know it is so hard to deal with because he is so sick.... I just hope they get it figured out! 

Around here I had to laugh....we went into the front pasture to unload the hay bales and dropped the first one which was attacked by the bull! It was SOOOOOO funny... Then the red colt did the same thing....and the 3 arabs... sometimes the critters are a RIOT!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on July 17, 2010, 11:24:52 AM
 Tachi is doing much better today. Perhaps he has a mold allergy like mine? The Chlorephenirimine is working. I got baby nose drops too- the vet advised this- just in case. Just stuffy this time- not an infection. It is a vicious circle treating a diabetic cat  with antibiotics. It does things to the insulin dose and upsets his stomach so he does not eat. At least he is eating! Whew!
 I thought Batman was in last PM- but guess I left him out all night. He was no where around this AM.I hope Batman Returns! Probably hiding until he is good and ready to appear- I HOPE! I have called and called and walked around the block and told the neighbors to look for him. he is probably hiding laughing at my efforts- or sleeping after a night of adventure.
 My evil twin knows if she does not return my belongs- I can retaliate- with magick! POOF!!! A glittering pirate ship would be the laughing stock of the Caribbean.She returns my belongings- but I think it is like a game to her to see how much she can get away with each time she comes. And I do have to hide most of the Scotch when she visits. She likes Rum too- anything but Gin. LOL
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on July 17, 2010, 12:45:33 PM
 I worry TOO MUCH about my feline babies. They are my furr-mily! LOL. Batman Returned. I guess he was tired from his overnight adventures- but seems OK. I feel much better now too. Whew!
 I once had 4 outdoor cats disappear about 4 years ago. There was a Coyote seen in this residential neighborhood preying on small animals. That is when all my cats came IN at night. Now only Batman is indoor/ outdoor.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Rani Zemirah on July 17, 2010, 01:09:02 PM
Oooooh... you could turn her ship PINK!!!  Can you imagine, a pink Pirate ship?!?  With purple glittery trim everywhere.  Oh!!! And maybe some lovely feathery edging around the sails...

Yes, I can see where she might want to avoid something like that...  :D  LOLOLOL

So glad Batman decided to follow the script!  ;)
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: groomporter on July 17, 2010, 02:13:51 PM
Had a stray boy cat show up on our doorstep last night. He's a little skinny, although not as skinny or small as he looks in the picture. I'd describe him as a lanky teenager. We think he's not quite fully grown and hasn't "filled out" yet, purrs like semi, and he needs to be broken. Currently in quarantine in the front porch from our others. I posted some fliers around the 'hood and posted him "found" on the local Humane Society website. Dropped in at the local vet to have him scanned for a microchip, but no luck.

(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs077.snc4/35218_446338338898_673048898_5893323_1713707_n.jpg)
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on July 17, 2010, 03:21:15 PM
 Blue would annoy my evil twin more than pink. She HATES blue- except for turquoise! Glitter annoys her. I can think of more things to do- if she annoys me too much. Don't mess with wizards!  Wizard vs pirate is no contest- but don't tell her that! She thinks she is so tough!

 Batman is happily resting! Me too!
 
 Beautiful kitty Groomporter! I bet you have been adopted!  He looks skinny but happy! If only they could tell us of their adventures!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: groomporter on July 17, 2010, 04:08:12 PM
I admit I've been tempted to put one of these petcams on our indoor/outdoor cat to see where he goes. It says you can set it to take pictures every 1, 5, or 15 minutes
http://shop.nationalgeographic.com/ngs/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=1074570&code=SR50002
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on July 17, 2010, 07:18:10 PM
 What will they think of next? A Petcam! LOL. Let me know how it goes!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on July 19, 2010, 11:40:14 AM
 Still working on wizard staffs and pirate earrings.
 Yesterday my neighbor came over and we got lots more done on the cat tree. It is about 6'tall with carpeted ramps for scratching and platforms to sit on and sisal rope to scratch. Fun project. The cats like it already and it is not quite done yet- but usable.
 Cleaning up today after the construction efforts yesterday. Where is this month going?
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on July 23, 2010, 01:47:50 PM
 I finished my projects. Made a few sculptures too, and a Bastet necklace- that looks old. fun.
 Looking forward to the Sherwood gathering this Sat. Yes-it is hot but I am going in garb lite.
 My Batman brought me a big lizard- right in the kitchen- where he let it go. What a sweet kitty.LOL.
 He went back out to terrorize more wildlife and eventually I caught the lizard and put it back out. It was Ok- but I did not know lizards could bite! Did not hurt- just surprised me. The poor thing did not know I was giving him back his freedom!I am fond of lizards- outside!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on July 23, 2010, 04:18:54 PM
I am betting your lizard was a green anoli....and they can bite hard when they want..but they do crack me up trying to be bad!
Batman needs to bring you dead leaves and things..... bad kitty catching live critters!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Rani Zemirah on July 23, 2010, 05:06:50 PM
Still, much better than bringing "previously live" critters, me thinks!  ;) 
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on July 23, 2010, 05:48:29 PM
 Probably an anoli! It was green and bigish- for a lizard.It was trying to be BAd with the bite.It did not try to sell me insurance- so not a gekko! Good Batman did not damage it! Guess he thought I wanted to play with it.He was very pleased with himself. I am lucky he rarely brings me stuff and always alive- never dead. What a pal!
 This afternoon Yoshi and I played catch/ retrieve. He brings me his ball, I toss it- he bats it back or runs after it and brings it back. No boredom around here with kitties! Tachi keeps me jumping to let him out on the porch and feed him and give him his meds. Neri helps with projects. I usually wind up shutting her away in the rest of the house when I am working.
I think my ice maker has nargles and finally died. I will call the local handiman Monday. Drat. The nargles are playing with me. I LOVE ice and it hurts to deal with cube trays as the cold hurts my hands- Reynauds syndrome.
 
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Rani Zemirah on July 23, 2010, 05:53:13 PM
Until you get that repaired you might keep a pair of gloves in the drawer next to the fridge so you can keep your fingers toasty while still cooling your drink.  Reynauds can be so difficult at times! 
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on July 24, 2010, 09:42:20 PM
OHHH Nargles again...we had them mess with the tractor and had to buy a coil for it... and belts for the little mower.... UGGH! Got the tractor back working...got the backyard mowed!  My brother brought me a small pumpkin he grew...this year we seemed to be good at growing squash.... my broomcorn is HUGE and still growing....  Still working on pastures... and dreaming of TRF and all the fun we will have!!!!!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on July 25, 2010, 08:31:49 AM
 Well- I fooled with the dratted ice maker and got it working again. Magick helps! LOL.
 Good idea about the gloves RaniZ!
 Glad you got mowed Cat!
 Had a fun day yesterday.
 Friends came over for a swim and then we went to the Sherwood gathering!I brought my magical dark chocolate brownies! Magical- because the disappear so fast! Hot but such fun to see so many friends and the new structures! Mud show stage , gaol, and new archery range! Wow! Much fun was had! Mead was consumed. I got home to meow Manor at 10PM and got meowed at for staying out too late! I could almost see Tachi tapping his little foot! He wanted to go to bed!
 Off to water my plants. We need a spot of rain here!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on August 03, 2010, 05:45:03 PM
 All is quiet here! That is a good thing! I think the nargles are on vacation! That is good too. Who needs THEM!!!
 I am keeping busy with projects and keeping all here spick and span.
 Tachi is slowly getting stronger.
 I had friends over and they cooked Steak on Saturday! What a treat!
 Tachi enjoyed the leftovers. No spoiled cats here! LOL.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Lady Kett on August 03, 2010, 07:48:46 PM
I think the nargles have melted in Dallas. 106 for two days in a row! And a few more to come. Ugh. We might melt too!

Glad to hear Tachi is better. Our cat goes to the vet tomorrow. Just a check up, but the prodigal daughter is taking him and I expect her to be a little "torn to bits" after the experience.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: dbaldock on August 03, 2010, 07:54:56 PM
I think the nargles have melted in Dallas. 106 for two days in a row! And a few more to come. Ugh. We might melt too!

Glad to hear Tachi is better. Our cat goes to the vet tomorrow. Just a check up, but the prodigal daughter is taking him and I expect her to be a little "torn to bits" after the experience.

Get her some long welders gloves.  :D


Take Care,
David Baldock
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Taffy Saltwater on August 03, 2010, 08:09:15 PM
This is back dating a bit, but last week I found a shed anoli skin on my stairs.  Very interesting & I like how he vacated the premises through his tummy, leaving an almost perfect shell, including a dome over the eyes.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on August 04, 2010, 09:12:17 AM
 Melting nargles is a good thing! It sure is hot enough!
 A shed anoli skin is quite a find! I have never seen one!
 
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Taffy Saltwater on August 04, 2010, 10:21:27 AM
It's really quite interesting. I've seen way too many snake skins, but this was my first time seeing an anoli skin.  I have the skin in a baseball cap for safekeeping, but at some point he'll have to be returned to nature due to dessication.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on August 04, 2010, 01:01:46 PM
 It does sound like a very cool find! I have seen snake skins around here- but never found an anoli skin.
 You have sharp eyes!
 Off to the dentist. Just a checkup- but I still hate going.
 I may have to have a swig of scotch to cheer me up after wards.Good little kids get a lollipop or a ring- I want Scotch! LOL.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on August 04, 2010, 03:23:41 PM
I need to go to a dentist but no insurance and money is kinda tight.... Will end up biting the bullet soon though! I have lizard and snake skins all the time around here...in the house and out.  Mostly Dragon skins!  One of my baby dragons(Stumpy) that Cali rescued broke his jaw...He is calcium deficient. So trying to help that heal and hand feeding him(with lots of extra calcium and D) Poor baby was eating and bit down on something wrong..... He is still so tiny(about6")! So he has a tape and peacock feather shaft cast on his face!I am just hoping it heals and he is fine. The other one(Fluggle The Third) has grown and is doing very well but he eats ANYTHING I give him...so getting the extra Calcium in him has been no problem.

My stepdaughters son is coming to stay for a few days so I may not have a lot of time to play on here!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on August 04, 2010, 06:07:20 PM
 I survived the Dentist. Just a cleaning- but that hurts when the stuff that numbs my gums wears off. I have super sensitive teeth, Scotch does help!
 Can't wait to see all your critters Cat! So good of you to help the needy ones! I love your lizards and snakes, cats and dogs too!
 Needy sick cat clinic here.  Tachi is about all I can handle! Luckily he is doing Ok. so far.
 I am still not feeling great. I guess I will break down and see my Dr so I feel All OK before TRF.
 I have not been feeling good since I ate the bad meat pie at Scarby. I am sick of feeling horrible.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on August 04, 2010, 09:59:41 PM
Find a tub of Chobani yogurt it has done wonders for me...It is a Greek yogurt that has 5 live cultures so it realigns your digestive system. I was having major yuck gut after having that stomach bug several times... since eating this(and using it as my yogurt starter) I am healthier than I have been in years!  Wish the cow was giving so I had fresh again!  But I have several goats and sheep due to freshen soon...then I will have fresh yogurt again!  YUMMY!!! I am so looking forward you being here this year. YIPPEEE!!! Huzzah!!!

So far the little dragon is doing well..I got him to eat a bit today!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on August 05, 2010, 03:01:46 PM
 I have been eating Greek yogurt. Can't find that brand here in darkest Elgin. HEB has Yoplait Greek- I get the plain or another more expensive brand. It helps but more is going on I think.
 I went to my Dr this AM and she gave me pills for my stomach- I will still eat yogurt. A shot for my back to numb the pain and new pain pills. Usually nothing works on me. I hope I get better. I can't afford extensive tests or physical therapy.
 I can't wait to come this year too!
 Counting the days! I hope I am much better by then!
 Tachi goes in to the vet tomorrow for his glucose check up.
 Glad the dragon is eating!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on August 06, 2010, 04:45:52 PM
I am sure hoping you feel better! I have some new things to decorate the room.... Samhain will be a BLAST!

I am so excited I have orders for custom ritual brooms and dolly sized as well. Terry got with me about a hanger for his dagger and I have the soft sculpture dragon(Saphirra SP?) from the book not the movie to make.... maybe things are looking up!!! I hope you have some fun stuff going as well!!!!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on August 06, 2010, 05:38:58 PM
 I am feeling better. The  Magick pills my Royal physician gave me are helping!
 It will take a while for my back to heal though. No moving mountains or millstones for a few weeks for me.
 Tachi went for a glucose check today. It was a bit low but that is better than too high.  He is happy and eating well- but has lost weight. When I went to go to the vet the carrier was heavy- but I thought it was because my back was hurting. I put the carrier in the car and locked the house and when I got in the car I had 2 Siamese meowing at me from the carrier. Yoshi had snuck in there to go with his buddy Tachi!  Both are happily baking on the porch in the heat. Siamese love it HOT.
 I am working on all sorts of things- but easy on my back stuff for now. Repairing a 1930's Shirley Temple doll look alike- Miss Charming. She will be very charming when I get her finished. She was a gift from another doll collector friend. Original with only a few boo boos in her composition. Easy fixer!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Sir Martin on August 06, 2010, 06:25:45 PM
Please follow doctor's orders and get well soon, Queen Bonnie!  We've got to have you and your magick in good shape for TRF.   :)
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on August 06, 2010, 07:19:38 PM
 That is my  Magical medical mission! I don't want to miss a single weekend of TRF! I have to be fit to do the weather spells!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Rani Zemirah on August 06, 2010, 08:06:06 PM
Not to mention keeping the Peeps at bay!!! 
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on August 06, 2010, 10:40:34 PM
Tachi sounds like he is in the same shape my old goat is in.... still kickin' but rundown and looking thin. Poor old Orchid looks down right OLD now... But she seems healthy!  My mom is still fighting a sore back...  Will need to go into the Chiropractor Monday to make sure it has not slipped out again!  She is hating taking it easy!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on August 07, 2010, 12:01:53 PM
 Tachi has a lot wrong with him but still purrrs and eats and snuggles with me and is now going downstairs! He discovered that KoKo who he hated is gone. Brave kitty.I love him so much- I hope he keeps on going a long time.
 I am hoping my back gets better. I am hating missing the Bastrop parade with the Sherwood folks this AM.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Anna Iram on August 07, 2010, 12:46:16 PM
Bonnie, what did you do to your back? Is this something recent, or an ongoing problem. Seems like lots of people have been hurting lately. I've gone and tweaked my back as well. On the mend. Perhaps I can offer some good stretching advice from my doctor?
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on August 07, 2010, 09:40:08 PM
Yeah I think it is in the water...My back was sore last night and this AM...not bugging me now! Could be I just stepped wrong swinging feed! I wish I lived closer The parades are always fun! AH but we went to the movies...saw Cats and Dogs in 3d... If you are a Bond fan this movie is GREAT! It also has references to Mission Impossible...and Caddyshack! Very Very funny!  Tomorrow we are tearing out the old porch at my moms and building her a new better one..bigger stronger faster... you get the picture! Safer for scotch drinkers!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on August 10, 2010, 02:13:34 PM
 I have been feeling horrible since April when I got food poisoning at faire. One thing right after another since then. Before this I never went in to the dr.
 I went back to the Dr yesterday. I could not stand the constant pain any more. She gave me anti inflammatory and pain shots. Pills do nothing except give me side effects. I am discouraged. Going next week for x -rays. I have not fallen or anything- not sure what they will show.I hope nothing.
 Going also for physical therapy tomorrow. my insurance covers nothing. I have a high deductible. Wondering how I will afford all this - guess I will need a big magick spell! ****Do Not charge the wizard a lot!***POOF!  LOL.
 Huzzah to a new porch and scotch drinking!
 I need one now!A BIG one! LOL.
I wondered how Cats and Dogs was. We went to see Flipped. Good walk down memory lane!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on August 10, 2010, 03:46:07 PM
Cats and Dogs was funny as H***! LOVED it! I have not seen Flipped yet... But being a James Bond lover from way back(started when I was 6-7) I really LOVED it... Very Bond...but with many many Mission Impossible things too! Just great fun... Adult but safe for kids!
My mom hates DR.s. Every time she goes to one the meds seem to have some side effect that is far worse than what they are treating...  Hope they figure it out! Some of it could be stress!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on August 11, 2010, 12:54:26 PM
 Perhaps we will go see Cats and dogs next weekend.  My neighbor loves to go out to the movies and lunch. Lucky me! Bob was a big James Bond fan. I loved the early movies and read all the Ian Fleming books ages ago.
 I had my first appt at physical therapy. A 5 minute walk from my house. I feel better already. They did Evaluation of my pain, E-stim and heat and gentle stretching. I go back Friday. Visions of $50 bills sprouting wings and flying away come to mind- but I can live with pain any more. Sigh.
 I need to be in good shape for TRF!
 
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on August 11, 2010, 11:06:41 PM
YEAH I understand that... I go see my chiropractor and he does the e-stim or laser when I have too much pain in my shoulder or arm... not very often anymore. But I do understand the need for relief!!! Well off to bed!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on August 12, 2010, 12:51:50 PM
 I love the E-stim. I need more! Is it addictive?LOL.
 I got the Meow mobile inspected today.it passed! Yayyy!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on August 12, 2010, 03:35:53 PM
Yeah we have to take my truck, the van and the Dodge all this month...UGHH! They will pass but UGGH! I harvested a HUGE amount of broomcorn today! So it is now spread out all over the library drying... MORE BROOMS... I am planning to go broom stick hunting this weekend... lay in a supply of really pretty wood in ready to deal with lengths... Then I can start carving them and getting them ready! Anyone needing a new ritual broom will have a lot of neat options to choose from..I ordered some nice 1" pentacles and dragons.... Fairy brooms.... That what I need is a fairy broom!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on August 13, 2010, 07:21:21 AM
 Huzzah to brooms! I bet they will be awesome!
 Yes! We need to sweep away those fairies! LOL. They are such dusty creatures!
I need to get back to my wands and staffs- but need to feel better first.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on August 13, 2010, 08:00:10 AM
I was thinking a broom for my fairy character... will have to see how she progresses. I hope you get to feeling better so!!!!!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on August 13, 2010, 04:19:22 PM
 A neat clean fairy! I want her to come here! Fun! She sweeps up her own fairy dust! How does she do on cob web collections?
 I need a new broom for Quiddich!
 The Besom 100 is getting old! LOL.
 Just taking it easy this afternoon. It is boring being in pain. Better- but not up to moving mountains yet- or leaping tall buildings.
 It is so crispy around here! We need rain!
 Tachi is better today. He was stuffed up so not eating much. so am I. Drat the Mold troll.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on August 13, 2010, 04:35:13 PM
Well I am fighting the mother of all headaches caused by the sinus torture trolls!.... UGGH Can't they simply leave me be!  Sat night or sun morning I have a possible new doggy arriving. She is a cream Peke... no name as she was a foundling.   So I am waiting to meet her!  I hope she has good house manners with the cats! We shall see. Anyway off to chore and the like! Glad to hear your siameser is feeling better!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on August 14, 2010, 12:39:20 PM
 Back pain today. Doing anything sets it off and as I am alone I have to do everything. The cats won't help. I am supposed to wait on them!
 I hope your new Peke is a good doggie!
 They are so smart.
 Hope your headache is gone!
 Am I getting sick of hot weather? Almost! LOL.
 
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on August 14, 2010, 09:44:31 PM
OH Bonnie...You just need a bit more Scotch... that helps with back pain and all else that ails...even work!  Sorry to hear the pain is worse.. If you were down here I would haul you to Doc our Chiro..he set my mom to rights. Hers is from when she was 3 and was run over by the car... she had an Xray and it shows some Osteoporosis just in that area.... So she is now taking calcium/boron and magnesium(with a few other minerals) pills... and he is keeping it adjusted... so now it is staying put... But she is also taking the MSM,Glucosamine and Chondroitin everyday instead of when she thinks about it... it is helping. So she is back to getting into stuff!

We got her new porch finished today... all the rails are up, the concrete pads for the concrete stairs were poured and hard enough to put the stairs back... so now she has it all! That has helped too! Anyway You better get better...we have a lot of Circa Paleo and such to dance to in a few months! You MUST be in top Bonnie form.... Besides we have scotch to drink!  Love and Hugs PLEASE feel better!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on August 15, 2010, 11:44:53 AM
 I wish that is all it was.I could cure it fast! LOL. I am worried as the pain is not getting better or going away.
 Very frustrating as I have so much to do around here and it all hurts.
Hopefully my Xrays next week will show what the problem is. I hope nothing too scary and my Dr can fix me up! Wish I had a good chiro here.
 I finished a 1930's composition doll I was restoring. A friend got given a box of dolls and sent her to me! How nice! She is a Shirley Temple look alike. Cute.
 Yes I do need to be in top form for tRF.
 I am working on it.
 Glad you are coming along with the porch. Can't wait to see you all again!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on August 15, 2010, 09:43:52 PM
Well the porch is DONE! Ready for you to visit and drink scotch!  The new peke is due thurs morn... She sounds so neat I can hardly wait.... I love Pekes! So cat like in many ways! Well all but the swimming part! There they do show the spanial!  I have an order for a Willow wand... From the lady I made the broom for... So I am feeling good. I got the dragon sculpture done for a friend and they are thrilled! I have the leather hanger done for Terry... So I am actually a bit busy! I just hope it keeps up! I like being busy!   I wish you could get to our Doc...he is just so good. Maybe they will find out what is wrong!!!   Here's hoping!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on August 16, 2010, 03:14:34 PM
 Great about the porch! I can't wait.
  Fun for you to get a new Peke! I hope she is as good as Sneezer!
 Good to be busy. I have so much to do but can't do a good job while I am in pain.
 Naughty Neri broke an Art Deco lamp last PM chasing a bug. Very sad about it. This is the first expensive thing she has broken.Trying to mend it but still sad.
 I am in lots of pain today.
 I hope this ends.
 
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on August 18, 2010, 04:13:00 PM
 Feeling a bit better today at least!
 I drove to darkest Round Rock to visit my Eye Doc. Annual checkup. I still can't see. I did not expect anything else. But I get another contact lens!
 Then went for X rays- just down the street from my eye doc!  Nice to do both in one trip! Long drive - for me.
 I had a few " I survived the drive" Scotch and sodas when I got home. The pain is lots less! Too much blood in my Scotch stream! Always a big problem! Plus I am doing the exercises my PT person advises. I hope I continue to do OK. X ray results soon.
 
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Lady Nicolette on August 18, 2010, 06:26:38 PM
Bonnie, my dear friend, I'm sending you healing thoughts!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on August 18, 2010, 10:21:05 PM
Sounds like you did great!!! Well all is well here... cleaned house yesterday... got stuff done...still more to do!   Always! Cat
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on August 19, 2010, 07:41:39 PM
 Lots of pain today. The X rays showed nothing. I had blood and urine tests today. $$$. This is getting hard to bear-And harder to afford.I was so hopeful yesterday.
 I am discouraged and upset today.
 I need healing thoughts! Thanks!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Rani Zemirah on August 20, 2010, 01:19:45 AM
On the way, dear Lady!  I am hopeful they will find the cause of your pain, and be able to relieve it, very soon! 
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on August 20, 2010, 08:50:01 AM
I really think you need to go to a chiro... When normal docs can only offer pain meds it is time for a bone crack... My mom was being told that she would need surgery when I was a baby and she went to her first Chiro... now we go often! He has found that the damage done when she was hit by the car at 3 is causing Ostioperosis in her low back... so she is now taking TriBoron and trying to avoid picking up too much weight! But a few weeks back she could hardly walk... he adjusted her 2 days in a row then a few days later and then 4 days later... will have to haul her back this week again to be sure it has not moved!!!!  If you need a good one you are welcome to come stay here and I will haul you to Dr Stancil... He is the one that helped our Jockey friend who had been in the bad wreck at Lonestar. He was having severe double vision and BAD pain...the drugs did not work(he could not take them and ride) so he started going to doc and it helped MILES!  Most amazing thing... he was told by the surgeons that there was NOTHING else that could be done! It is not always a fix but it seems to help more often than not.... Let me know!!! We have to get you in shape...lots of scotch to drink and miles of dancing to do!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on August 23, 2010, 02:44:09 PM
 Var came for the weekend. Despite my pain- we had fun. Just what I needed.
 A bit better today. Went to PT and they gave me everything --Traction ,Ultrasound, Tens and massage$$$.
 I got a back brace- weight lifters belt! LOL.
 Biofreeze gel helps some. Living on aleve. Drat.
 I wish I could find a good chiro here. Not having much luck- but willing to try.
 I need to get better. Pain is boring. Health problems are boring. Being broke is very boring!
 Hoping I will get all better soon. TRF looms!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on August 24, 2010, 09:30:18 AM
I fully understand...I am allergic to pain!  I do hope you start feeling better!!!!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on August 24, 2010, 10:13:23 AM
 My test results are back! I don't have anything scary-YAYYY- except the pain Hiss boo!. I am seeing a Chiropractor this AM. I hope I get relief.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on August 24, 2010, 12:45:08 PM
YEAH...Remember it can take more than one trip...sometimes 3-4 before it works and stays! I just hope they can get you straight!!! Glad you found one!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Rani Zemirah on August 24, 2010, 02:36:38 PM
YAY for seeing the Chiropractor!!!  ;D  BOO for the pain...  >:(

I'm glad you're getting some treatment, and extremely happy that your tests came back negative for whatever they tested for! 
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Anna Iram on August 24, 2010, 07:55:00 PM
Bonnie, I think the chiropractor and keeping up with the E stim (your chiro can do this for you) will do the trick. If the muscle was tight from being pulled, it may be pulling you sacroilliac joint out of wack, or going into spasm. The e stim will calm down and reset the soft tissue while the chiro will keep your joint in place while everything heals. Genltle massage in the area of the pull can help too.

Speaking from my own experince here. I know you'll feel better soon! Give it four or five treatments. I'm sure of it.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on August 24, 2010, 07:59:33 PM
YUP works a dream... I need to go in again now...but I have bunches of stuff to do that are lifting so will wait!  Keep us up to date on your pain so we can harrass it out of you!<HEHE>
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on August 25, 2010, 03:17:30 PM
 I went to a chiro yesterday! I got some relief! Yayyy! My Tens unit arrived last PM so I can keep up with that at home.I LOVE it! Bring on the painkilling vibes!  Feeling a bit better! I will go back to see my chiro and canceled the expensive PT. PT works but takes more time than I have money.
 Filling in the 6 foot trench. LOL.Hopefully I will be dancing and pain free by TRF!
 HUZZAH! Medication time soon! Red wine tonight- in the pool! My friend Jonell is coming over to medicate with me! She had knee surgery.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on August 25, 2010, 04:37:21 PM
PT only works if there is something to fix...  Having a place out in your back or neck is not a broke spot it is simply a needs to be put back spot! PT can also make pain worse if it is a sore muscle from a disk being on a nerve!  Trust me I know these things...WELL! I need to go in this week... and momma slipped down a slope this am while feeding the cow...it is not a major thing and not tall but it does hurt when you hit wet grass and go BOOM! So she will need it too!  Guess we go tomorrow or fri! Glad you are feeling better...and yes self medicating with rum or scotch is the best meds there are!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on August 26, 2010, 08:07:19 AM
 I hope you and your Mom get feeling better Cat! HUGS to you both!
 I am nearly pain free this AM! That Tens unit works miracles!I can't believe how good I feel!
 I feel like dancing!
 I have been in pain for months! I am so happy!
 I will go back to my Chiro next week- but keeping up with the Tens treatments AM and PM!
 Also so happy it is cooler and Neri behaved last night! Huzzah!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on August 26, 2010, 09:33:20 PM
OH YEAH! Chiro always helps... now if he could just get rid of the allergies!!! But NOTHING can do that! The weed pollen is so bad right now I wake up with my eyes closed and my nose stuffy! UGGH! But the new(to us) sound system is making Momma Mia sound AWESOME! Blows the doors off anything we EVER had!  Makes me feel like dancing!!!!! SOOOO glad you are feeling better..told ya chiro would fix ya up!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Sir Martin on August 27, 2010, 12:19:07 AM
Hope you all keep on feeling better.  Maybe the upcoming cooler weather will help with the allergies also.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on August 27, 2010, 07:53:11 AM
 Thanks Sir Martin!
 Loving this cooler weather!
 Feeling better each day! TRF here I come!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on August 27, 2010, 10:41:40 PM
Claritin helps so much as did the 12 hour decon..... Then run right out and spend the day mowing on the tractor and spraying Pasture Pro to kill weeds.... UGGHH This cool weather made me work ALL DAY!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on August 28, 2010, 08:17:14 AM
 This cool weather is wondrous!
 Loving it.
 Still feeling good! I hope it continues!
 Off to visit a winery with friends today! Good to get OUT!!!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on August 28, 2010, 11:34:43 PM
Sounds like a fun day! We worked all day...cut back the fig tree and painted all but 2 walls of my mom house...then ran out of paint...so Mike will have to bring a bucket home next week! Friday my mom and I mowed and sprayed the front pasture... So I think I am beat...but I am too tired to be sure! Still need to finish my bodice and wings...maybe tomorrow!!!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on August 29, 2010, 10:04:19 AM
 Sounds like a busy time there Cat! Whew! It makes me tired just to read about all your work!
 The winery trip was fun but a long ride. It brought back happy memories of when Bob and I used to go there. He loved wineries!
  My back is a bit sore this AM but I will see the chiro next week again.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Anna Iram on August 29, 2010, 10:18:11 AM
What a nice day. :) I'd love to visit a winery. We do have a couple here, or so I hear, but I've not taken the trip out. Tried very hard to make it up the coast of California to visit the vineyards there, but the weather refused to cooperate. One day...What types of grapes do they grow in Texas?

Glad to hear you feel better for the most part Bonnie! It will take a while for everything to get completly back to normal. Have patience with yourself. It took a while for your back to get to this point it will take a while for it to heal.

You have a fig tree Cat? We had a fig tree at our house when I was a kid. Such a treat.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on August 29, 2010, 10:38:33 AM
OH many types grow here but they use native Muskadine stock for many of the graft stocks... I have a couple of Cabs and a merlot grape growing here... still need to stake them sadly things need stuff they just don't get!   Yeah my mom has the green fig that grows behind her house(we swear she bought the tree not the house) it was as big as a 2 story house but has had a rough time of late. It is very old and the center rotted out so many of the large main branches are falling over at the ground with only a thin run of bark holding them...so I have been pruning and leaving the rooted to the ground branches to replace the lost center... trust me it is still HUGE!!! We also have at least 5 other figs on the place. Many are cuttings I rooted off friends trees! Figs are lovely that way! I bought and olive tree which is growing well in its pot.. I wanted to get a bit of size on it before finding it a permanent home!  TX has so many lovely trees but the freeze last year was brutal! We have several wineries close by here now....maybe Bonnie and I will drive over on friday to check them out!!!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on August 31, 2010, 12:31:57 PM
 I have a fig tree too. It is suffering because of the drought. We need RAIN!I adore figs! Cat made some awesome fig jam last year. All gone- hint hint! I had about 6 figs from my tree this year.
 Fun to visit the wineries near you Cat! Lets do it!
Becker in Stonewall TX is a favorite of mine!
 TX has some very good wines!
 Back to the Chiro tomorrow! I hope he snaps me good!
 Nice to feel better and I am trying to take it easy- but I want the pain gone!
Patience is not one of my virtues!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: dbaldock on August 31, 2010, 05:59:31 PM
...
Patience is not one of my virtues!


[irony alert]

You don't have a spell for Instant Patience?   ;)

[/irony alert]
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on August 31, 2010, 07:53:25 PM
We have a little one down the road that went in last year and is now doing tastings... and there is another not far ....I love Becker wines...
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on September 01, 2010, 02:24:37 PM
 Looking in my tome of magical spells and potions. Nothing for instant patience. Sigh.
 I remember that little winery Cat!  Fun they are doing tastings! Lets go!
 I went to darkest MacDade to my chiro. Got lost on a dirt rd with cows wandering around. Not fun. Finally found the place and got snapped but driving home undid all the good of going. my pain is on my R and that is the gas pedal foot. Ouch. My friend Jonell is taking me Friday. PAINBEGONE!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on September 01, 2010, 06:28:10 PM
Yes driving can undo the snapping. Mostly it is the getting in and out that seems to be the problem! funny thing... try a cold pack after you get adjusted.... It sometimes seems to help set it into place! Odd but I have found it to work!  Pain is not fun! Wineries are!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on September 02, 2010, 09:10:31 AM
 Fie on pain! Huzzah for wineries!
 Red wine is my medication!
 I will try a cold pack!
 Scotch too. Hoping that cold front gets here in time for the weekend! There is a sherwood gathering. I will try to go for a while!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on September 02, 2010, 10:34:55 AM
I was hoping to go...but John and Jan ask us to come hang out...how can you say no to a friend in a cast! Poor Jan broke her ankle and has a plate and screws!!!! So I feel we have to at least try to make her feel better!  So much to do before TRF... need to clean the room again and put the broomcorn up! I also have to finish the bodice for the fairy garb! Oh I am helping garb Flats for Roman weekend... so I am looking for all the yuckiest toga parts and such...SUCH fun! I have so many new characters I am helping to create... my mom is planning to go as a old fairy... just wait and see what I am planning,... Crone fairy! HEHE!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: dbaldock on September 02, 2010, 10:03:52 PM
Bonnie,

If you and Cat ever decide to take a trip to Scotland, I think I've found the company that you may want to contact - CatsWhiskersTours.co.uk (http://www.catswhiskerstours.co.uk/)   ;)   :D


Take Care,
David Baldock
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on September 02, 2010, 11:50:24 PM
HEHE!!! Cat Whiskers tours...comes complete with a supply of cat hair...so you feel at home!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on September 03, 2010, 07:39:18 AM
 Cat whiskers tours is purrrfect! Now all I need is the $$$ to go to drink Scotland dry! LOL.
 Sounds like a lot of fun projects Cat.
 Rain here this AM! We need it.
 My plants are happier!
 Off to the Chiro. this AM. I hope he fixes me for good this time.TRF is coming up fast!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on September 07, 2010, 03:40:50 PM
 Loving this rain! We sure needed it!
 I had a nice weekend. Willow came up to spend Labor Day weekend with me. We went to the Sherwood gathering and hug by the pool and played with kitties!
 Fun girl time. I enjoyed her visit a lot.So did the kitties> More love and attention!
 Now on to dream about TRF and get garb ready.
 I am getting a bit better each day- but I want the pain all gone- fast.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Moon Dawg on September 07, 2010, 06:36:36 PM
My Bloody Roof is leaking in my computer room! Bah!
M)D
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on September 07, 2010, 07:55:44 PM
Well rain is a good thing unless you have things to do outside...then well...not so good..but the roses are blooming....so is the papaya... LOADS of little hummers flying about!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on September 08, 2010, 09:45:04 AM
 Drat! Sorry about your Roof MoonDawg!
 Hope your magick boxes are not harmed!
 We missed you at Sherwood!
 My crispy crunchy grass is getting green! The pond is full! The fish are happy. The cats are unhappy. They hate rain.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on September 09, 2010, 09:26:03 AM
 I am older today. DRAT! Going to celebrate with a friend - going out for lunch.
 Looking like the rain has stopped!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Rani Zemirah on September 09, 2010, 09:38:21 AM
You are better today... like a fine single malt!  ;)
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on September 09, 2010, 05:46:44 PM
 Thank you Rani!
 That makes me feel better!
 I have decided to age backwards like Merlin!
 Not easy but I think I have found the spell!
 LOL. Today was fun!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on September 09, 2010, 07:00:43 PM
Plentyone and holding!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Lady Kett on September 09, 2010, 08:41:37 PM
Happy Plentyone day! ( I really like that word, I'm going to have to borrow it! )
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Rani Zemirah on September 10, 2010, 01:56:53 AM
My Lady Majesty, you are in actuality one of the youngest people I know, and no matter what spell you use, your spirit remains that of the child caught up in wonder at the magic to be found in every blade of grass and every drop of dew... and you are splendid!  No spell can improve upon that...
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on September 10, 2010, 04:25:39 PM
 AWWW! Blushing!
 Thank you Rani Z.
 I still play dress up and make believe!
 Lord A was the same way. For a very old wizard he still retained the childlike wonder and happiness of youth!
 I took the spell from his book!
 I miss him so much.
 Today was foggy Friday. Stress on the phone day. I survived with humor intact! Press 1 for confusion. Press 2 to wait all day. Press 3 to get someone with an accent you can't understand . Press 4 to start the process all over again!
 ARRGGH!
 I think I got my problem solved after an hour on hold and talking to 4 wrong departments! Off to medicate with a glass of red wine! I deserve it!
 
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on September 11, 2010, 07:07:57 PM
Red Wine meditation is always good! Scotch on the rocks makes for fine meditation material too!  Can hardly wait for you to see the new outfit! It is looking splendid I am really excited...never know what to expect when I start free cutting the pieces.... no net!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on September 12, 2010, 07:55:55 AM
 I can't wait Cat! I am getting excited about TRF being so soon!
 Can't wait to see you.
 I worked on my capelet and belt for my costume. I had to re-think a bit of it- but it is coming along nicely. The glod lame did NOT work for the cape- OK for the belt though.
I wish I was as creative as you Cat!
My crazy cats are having a race around the house!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on September 12, 2010, 09:02:37 AM
Mine are helping to keep us busy! Oreo was chasing the lazer light... too funny! King plays with the light a bit but Angus Mc Fatty ignores it totally! And Mystica went back upstairs...she is too much the Diva for mundane things like that! Oreo well still a kitten...100% I doubt he ever grows up!   

TRF will be so much fun this year...
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on September 12, 2010, 10:16:15 AM
 Neri is a high activity cat. She is so much like Oreo in temperment. Sweet but curious and very playful and into everything!.
 I am really looking forward to seeing you and TRF. I hope my back gets all better- but coming anyway!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on September 12, 2010, 05:01:14 PM
 Renn friends came by and I had a 3rd Birthday pool party!  I think Birthday week is done!
 What fun! No cake for me! I had and love pie! Chocolate bourbon pecan!!! Yummy!
 I needed it and I love and adore all my renn friends.  They all know me SO well!
 I got more wine for my B. Day! YAYYY! Wine and chocolate are my 2 major food groups! Bread and cheese is in there too.  Huzzah! Happy Happy Joy Joy!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on September 12, 2010, 09:44:15 PM
YES Chocolate is mostly my number one food group then Leafy greens,beer/wine,steak and then everything else!  Sounds like a great party!
Oreo has been really funny lately! The two male dogs had a war this eve...had to spank Pupper dog and lock him in the bathroom a bit... Asneeze was not helping so spanked and shamed him. They seem to finally have a truce going...GRRR to male dogs!

The wings are mounted on the bodice...still a bunch of details to work on but hey they are closer to done. I am getting SOOOOO excited. Will be hard to wait for 2nd weekend to wear it! So much fun coming!!!! Well got to get to bed. Being sick I have not slept well for many nights... hoping the antibiotic kicks it...tired of being icky! It seems to be a bacterial not just allergies!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on September 13, 2010, 07:53:02 AM
 I love fun and friends! Wish you could visit Cat- but know how busy you are. I hope you get feeling better soon! Sorry you have a bug.
 I am sure your costume will be awesome! I can't wait to see it.
 I am working on mine a bit more today. Once I get the belt finished I am done!
 I have to wait until Nov to wear mine!
 Fun!
 
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on September 13, 2010, 04:45:04 PM
Doing better today...feeling less icky! Got the bedroom cleaned longhair cats sure make a mess!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on September 14, 2010, 07:20:59 AM
 Huzzah! Glad you are feeling better Cat. The mold troll attacked me yesterday. I have a chiro appt this AM.
 I listed Lord A's mocs and boots on the forum and stuff on craigslist. I hope something sells. The dratted medical bills are eating me up!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on September 14, 2010, 02:41:55 PM
I understand that!!! I wish the coughing would leave!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on September 14, 2010, 04:20:53 PM
  I bet the  high mold count is not helping either! Sending you a coughing- be- gone- spell Cat! POOF!!!
 I hope you feel all better fast! Me too. TRF will be here before we know it!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on September 15, 2010, 07:43:05 AM
Got up to a horse running around the place...darned broodmare! Got her put up. Need to find her a new home. Getting out of Racing means fewer and fewer horses here!  She is a HUGE girl and just kinda steps out of things!  Well I am tired but I think I am getting better... feeling better so hopefully I will be 100% on opening weekend!  I hope you are too...so much fun to be had!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on September 15, 2010, 10:14:13 AM
 I did not know you were getting out of racing, cat! You can just enjoy your horses more that way!
 Glad you are getting better!
 I still have back pain- but can walk OK. I hope it goes away soon!
 I want to feel great for TRF!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: dbaldock on September 15, 2010, 10:47:07 AM
I did not know you were getting out of racing, cat! You can just enjoy your horses more that way!
 Glad you are getting better!
 I still have back pain- but can walk OK. I hope it goes away soon!
 I want to feel great for TRF!

Does your back pain go away when you're in costume, wearing a bodice or corset?   ;)  :D
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on September 17, 2010, 11:13:56 AM
 I am only in costume around here - disguised as a Muggle. When I don my garb- I hope the pain goes away! The bodice should help!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on September 17, 2010, 09:28:01 PM
If you have a chance make a hot bath with Epsom salts and SOAK!  It helps with the soreness and add good smells to help your mood!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on September 18, 2010, 07:54:40 AM
 I do that all the time. I have a big old claw foot tub for soaking.I love the lavender epsom salts!  I add oatmeal bath too.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Anna Iram on September 18, 2010, 09:29:42 AM
Bonnie, passing along what I've learned. I don't know if your backpain stems from the same problem as mine, but I've been extra mindful of my posture, both standing and sitting. No slumping into a soft sofa or sitting up in bed without a good support beneath my back. Soft is okay so long as your back is well supported. If there's immflamation, ice the sore spots after your hot bath. Side note here, you are so LUCKY to have a clawfoot tub! Love those. For those long drives to TRF bring along a pillow to support your lower back and ask for a hand when getting out of the car. When my back was really hurting that was hard for me.  A Lady should always be helped from her chariot anyway. :)

When's faire for you? Ours should be starting up here soon. The smaller ones anyway. I can't wait for the sights and sounds and smells of faire. I miss it.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on September 18, 2010, 06:12:34 PM
 I still have no idea what causes my pain. The food poisoning at Scarby did something to my immune system.I have had problems since then. Better- but not gone.
 I am a dancer. My posture is great. I have a sleep number bed- so can make it hard or soft.I use a lot of pillows for suppost. The Tens unit helps too!
 I go to faire with Cat. She drives- but I drive to her home from here.I have a rolled up towel like a donut on my car seat. I always appreciate help from a gentleman!
 TRF starts Oct 9th!
 Can you make it to TRF Anna?
 I remember the fun we all had when you came for Renndevous.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on September 18, 2010, 06:52:45 PM
Did your dr have any idea why your immune system is not working right??? Try the probiotic pills.... they seemed to help after I get Food Posioning and was so sick...took a bottle of those till gone and ate Greek yogurt and it seemed to fix it...
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Anna Iram on September 19, 2010, 11:10:39 AM
At the risk of playing ren Doctor, that sounds like a good direction to head toward. If your immune system is off there could be increased inflammation. As we get older our inflammation response can get out of whack and not know when to turn off. Maybe add a green supplement to your diet along with the pro biotics to give it an extra boost. I drink wheatgrass. If you like the taste of that and there's a juice bar nearby try that.

Something like this, maybe. Your local health foods shop should have plenty to chose from.
P
http://www.phionbalance.com/ph-balancing-products/alkalizing-greens/phion-green-superfood---capsules/
P
I'd love to come out for TRF. Very fond memories of that weekend and our first Rendezvous. :) Doubtful, though. It takes alot of money for me to travel to faire and missing work as well makes it very hard.

Bonnie. I knew you loved to dance but I did'nt know you were a dancer. Do tell!

Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on September 19, 2010, 04:13:43 PM
I got Phyllo dough today!!! And spinach(froz) so spinach pie is a GOOOOOOO! I am going to talk to the dairy down the way and try to buy whole milk to make fresh yogurt...safer than dealing with psycocow! If I can make a load of good yogurt them we can eat that for brekky!!!! YUM YUM!  I hope to have a dairy sheep sometime soon...still hunting!!!   
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on September 19, 2010, 05:24:35 PM
 I eat Greek yogurt every day. No idea what is really wrong. I am better- just not going really fast enough and I have been very healthy all my life. Not loving that. Juice bars- in Elgin TX??? LOL
 Yum to Spinach pie!
 Can't wait.
 Sold Bob's boots and mocs to friends today! Huzzah. He would be happy.
$$ comes in handy right now. Hard to part with garb he loved so much- but less hard when it goes to a friend who knew and loved him- and will wear it to faire.
 
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on September 23, 2010, 07:32:57 AM
 Fall is here! It feels cooler. I have the ice dragon turned off!
 He is enjoying his rest. me too$$$
  Busy working on making wands and have a few staffs in the works too. Hard with my back still hurting- but I have to do something!
 Tachi is eating well and is stronger.
 TRF is coming so soon!
Getting garb ready.
 
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Anna Iram on September 23, 2010, 11:16:05 AM
Haapy fall solstice! It doesn't feel very cool yet here, but there is a breeze and a certain something in the air. Love this time of year! Soon there will be pumpkin festivals with corn mazes toget lost in. Cider and roast ears of corn and Hallloween!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on September 23, 2010, 02:04:40 PM
 I put out my Halloween stuff today. Mostly gourds I have painted. Orange and black! Cats and Jack O Lanterns! Bats and spiders make me smile!
 I know Fall is here! The pool temp is down to 82 degrees. BRRR! Refreshing. There were huge spiders in the pool when I went to vacuum it. Dead! Wolf spiders? Scary looking anyway.
Whew!
 The harvest moon was so large and was beautiful last PM.
 Happy Solstice!
 Back to soak up more pool time. Pretty soon it will be too cold for me.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on September 23, 2010, 10:19:41 PM
I plan to start putting out my decor soon... have to rearrange my dining room first! 
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: julessweetie on September 23, 2010, 11:17:36 PM
The Dirt Fairy and I are looking forward to seeing you Opening!  Whenever we see you...The Dirt Fairy always decides she needs more stuff!  lol ;)  I think she has belt/accessory envy!  lol ;)  As...you have quite the belt full of fun stuff to look at!  lol ;)  She already has the bug!  lol ;)  See you soon!  ~ Jules
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on September 24, 2010, 07:34:38 AM
 OH NO! I was not meaning to be a role model for all my C.O.B. I have way too much! Between that and my heavy staff- I have a lot to lug around. Wizard strength training! LOL.I guess I need a wizard's apprentice to lug some of it? LOL!
 Looking forward to seeing you and the Dirt Fairy at opening Jules!
 Not long now! It is beginning to feel like TRF time!
 Can't wait to see your decorations Cat!
 They really get me in the Halloween spirit!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: julessweetie on September 24, 2010, 10:43:27 AM
OH NO! I was not meaning to be a role model for all my C.O.B. I have way too much! Between that and my heavy staff- I have a lot to lug around. Wizard strength training! LOL.I guess I need a wizard's apprentice to lug some of it? LOL!
 Looking forward to seeing you and the Dirt Fairy at opening Jules!
 Not long now! It is beginning to feel like TRF time!
 Can't wait to see your decorations Cat!
 They really get me in the Halloween spirit!

lol!  TOO LATE! ;)  She is already hooked!  ::)  Any luck in locating a handsome wizard to help you lug it all around???  It IS starting to feel like TRF time!  It is almost here...and I am sooooooooo ready!   ;D  See you soon!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on September 24, 2010, 03:54:04 PM
 Alas! No luck at all in the wizard department. I need to work on stronger love potions-- or???  Perhaps someone will find ME at TRF???
 Poor lass! Sorry I got her hooked on"cr-- stuff on belt".
 I started a few more wands today and working on another maple burl staff.
 Faire is in the air!!!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on September 25, 2010, 03:06:55 PM
Out at site this AM to take the boy child to do training day with Nichols Games again!!!! Helped Kim pick out paint for Renboots and Scot Shoppe.... they need sprucing..as happens to all booths. Love helping choose colours! WHEEEE! So Back home cleaning mopping and the like...standard house things...building shelving in the back door closet. Sorting SH*T! Ready for faire!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on September 25, 2010, 05:22:25 PM
 I ran errands this am. Had a cooling swim in the pool. Then went to my neighbor's 100 birthday party. She is an amazing lady. Still drives and plays bridge and lives alone. Nice party. Now off to another 50th birthday party. Huzzah to Virgos!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on September 27, 2010, 07:44:37 AM
 My cooling weather spell is working! 59 degrees here this AM.
 I got the Meowmobile all set for the drive to TRF- actually Cat's house. Checked tire air pressure, fluids and all is ready to go. I need more windshield cleaner! The rest was good!
  Doing the Happy Getting ready for TRF dance! See you soon Cat!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Ginette on September 27, 2010, 05:48:17 PM
I am now a proud owner of a Queen Bonnie original! Yep I got a pair of her skull ear rings! 
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on September 27, 2010, 06:18:27 PM
I am getting all ready here... Today it smelled like faire out...it was cool and smelled clean! WEEEEEEEE I can't wait! Garb pile is ready!!!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on September 28, 2010, 04:22:42 PM
 Glad they arrived safely Ginette! I have fun making them!
 I worked on wands and staffs this AM. I got covered with staff dust. Then because of all my health problems- I got a flu shot. The last thing I need this year is to get sick and miss faire!
 Reading in the sun for a bit before supper Batman joined me by the pool. The pool is only 79 degrees- but I took a quick refreshing dip anyway. BRRR!
 It is faire time! I can't wait, Cat!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on September 29, 2010, 09:11:28 PM
I am thinking about getting the flu shot as well! I never have but I was thinking it might be wise!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Sir Martin on September 30, 2010, 02:47:45 AM
Thanks for the weather spell, Queen Bonnie!  Looking forward to the magic of New Market Village in just a few days ... Huzzah!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: KeeperoftheBar on September 30, 2010, 06:55:10 AM
I am thinking about getting the flu shot as well! I never have but I was thinking it might be wise!

I got my flu shot last weekend.  I always get one as it is the only way I can be sure that my Mom gets one at the same time.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on September 30, 2010, 01:33:15 PM
 So far I am OK. Good I am setting a flu shot example? LOl.  Bring on the needles! Not going to lose one precious day of faire to being sick!
 But wait until I see the pollen fairy this year. She and her brother the Mold Troll are making me miserable.
 I worked on wands and staffs a bit today. I have some exciting new things in the making!
 I hope this glorious weather holds for faire- like all of it!
 I can't wait to see everyone soon!!!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on September 30, 2010, 03:26:55 PM
Yeah I agree let this weather remain...the house smells sweet... I have your room cleaned and alllll ready!!! Even mopped the floor and we shook the carpet outside! The house is looking very Octobery! All the big Animatronic things are now out and the house is decked out in purple,orange and such... Pirate got new clothes!!!  Nearly finished with my new fairy garb!! YEAH! This is gonna be fun!!! Cat
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on October 01, 2010, 02:08:40 PM
 A week from now- I'll be there Cat! Yayyy! I can't wait!
It is feeling like fall!
 Busy this weekend finishing wands and staffs,
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Sir Martin on October 02, 2010, 01:37:45 AM
I'll be there opening weekend too ... get ready for some hugs!   :)
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: DT_Masters on October 02, 2010, 11:25:57 PM
Tick.....tick......tick!

The prospect of making opening weekend and seeing so many friends is just so Earth shattering............and inconceivable to those on the outside. They just don't understand!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on October 03, 2010, 08:20:46 PM
I am ready for my hug Sir Martin!!!! I want it NOW!  But gee gotta wait till Sat! WOOOOOO I am getting really excited! Finished my 2nd weekend garb today! Now all that is left is to get dressed that sat! YIPPEEEEE!!!! It;s nearly time...Tick Tick!!!!! 5 days and counting!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on October 04, 2010, 08:46:33 AM
Bonnie,
We had twin sheep and twin goats born yesterday...The little sheep(1 boy,1 girl) are black with white app markings like their dad the goats are a white boy and a gold girl.... we named the girls Buttercup(goat) and Nutmeg(sheep)  the boys I am not worried about naming as they are going to be sold!   Now there is even more for you to see!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Sir Martin on October 04, 2010, 09:47:44 AM
Cat - I seem to remember you asking several months ago if anyone had pictures of  your "Puss in Boots" garb from last All Hallows Eve at TRF.  I was looking through some pics from last season and found this shot of you from behind as you walked toward the POW.  Did you make this?  Your costume looked splendid coming and going.   :)


(http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h306/RocketMP/TRF%202009/2f735173.jpg)
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on October 04, 2010, 11:13:29 AM
 Looking forward to lots of hugs from friends! See you Soon Sir Martin!
 Good about the new critters Cat. Wow! Twins! Not long now.I am excited but the cats know what is going on. They are not happy.They see the garb bags and get clingy!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on October 04, 2010, 06:49:16 PM
Martin... You know I make all my costumes... You had to ask???HEHE!!! I love that shot...can you email it to me????  dancethellano at hotmail dot com   I would love to have that pic... It makes me LAUGH!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Sir Martin on October 06, 2010, 06:18:45 AM
OK Cat, I've emailed the photo, so it's on the way to you ... see you soon!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on October 06, 2010, 09:01:31 PM
Got it...  See ya soon!

Bonnie,
My mom bought a special treat for all of us.... Edradour Scotch   Way too much money and actually WORTH it... so we will be sipping high on the hog! Gonna be a great year!!!! 

http://www.whisky.com/brands/edradour_brand.html
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on October 07, 2010, 07:55:30 AM
 Wow! That will be a wonderful treat. I have never had that Scotch.I have been low on the hog- or no hog at all- all this summer! Frugal has been my mode.I splurged and bought a small bottle of Ballentines Scotch! Sigh.
 Hugs to your Mom- until I can see her Friday. And hugs to you too! Can't wait!
 I'll be packing the car today. I think my garb grew!  But I am a wizard. I can get it all in the MeowMobile! See you around 2 ish tomorrow! HUZZAH! Doing the happy packing dance!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Rani Zemirah on October 07, 2010, 08:52:48 AM
Please drive ever so safely, dear Bonnie!  Enjoy Faire for me, until I see you on All Hallow's!!!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Taarna on October 07, 2010, 09:02:23 AM
That scotch sounds wonderful, and fit for a Queen's palate for sure! Do tell me how it is and your impression of it.

Young Sir Joseph is very excited and when I asked him what is the first thing he wants to do when heading into the gates, his answer " I need to find Queen Bonnie mom! I have to tell her about all the peeps I have slain this year and that I am killing Candy Corn too, because that is the food of the evil peeps and it gives them their power and makes them fat and fluffy!"

So dear Queen Bonnie, be advised you have an incoming report from a very young and enthusiastic member of FOKTOP! He does love you Queen Bonnie, as do we all!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on October 07, 2010, 02:37:37 PM
 Greetings Taarna! I will be happy to see Sir Joseph again and am honored that he is so enthusiastic in his passion for Killing the evil peeps! Well done!  I will be most happy to get his report. I had not known about the candy corn!  Huzzah to Foktop!
 I always try to drive safely.I hope the rest of the people on the road tomorrow do too! Thank you Rani Z. See you soon!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on October 07, 2010, 05:42:35 PM
That scotch is truly NECTAR OF THE GODS! Trust me I LOVVVVEVEEVVEV IT!  I am so excited tomorrow is only a daaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyy aaaaaa WAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!   YIPEE!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Taarna on October 07, 2010, 05:58:26 PM
Wish I was there already! I keep seeing the commercial where the King exlaims "The Texas Renaissnce Festival. Where your merriment awaits!" OMG I am SOOOOOO ready for MERRIMENT!!  ;D

I want to hand out faerie bubbles and faerie stones and see children smiling!!!  :D
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on October 07, 2010, 07:03:55 PM
 I can't wait for the merriment myself! And the Hugs from seeing so many of our Fairmily on opening weekend!
 I have not seen the commercial yet. See you soon!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on October 19, 2010, 06:19:12 AM
 Busy having fun at TRF. So nice to see so many friends! The weather spells are going well- even if it is a mite too warm. I drank a potion last Sat PM and turned myself into a fae! Great fun- but all back to normal now.Did anyone get pictures? My Evil Pirate twin will be out next weekend!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Rani Zemirah on October 19, 2010, 08:52:28 AM
I'm getting very excited about AHE now, and am having a hard time sitting still enough to get anything done!  I can hardly wait to see you, dear Bonnie, and everyone else, as well!  I'm so sorry I didn't get to see you as a Fae...  I do hope there are images of you somewhere! 
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: dbaldock on October 19, 2010, 01:00:00 PM
I'm getting very excited about AHE now, and am having a hard time sitting still enough to get anything done!  I can hardly wait to see you, dear Bonnie, and everyone else, as well!  I'm so sorry I didn't get to see you as a Fae...  I do hope there are images of you somewhere! 

Valt (a.k.a.- James Stender) has posted a grand shot of Queen Bonnie to both his photo website and Facebook:

James' RenFestPhotos Website (http://www.renfestphotos.com/2010/10/19/texas-renaissance-festival-2010-2nd-weekend-1001-dreams/)
Photo on Facebook (http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs906.snc4/71979_507800379059_224800088_75090_5180237_n.jpg) from James' TRF - 2nd Weekend - Part 3 (http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2472&id=224800088) album.


Take Care,
David Baldock
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on October 19, 2010, 01:26:48 PM
 I am excited about every weekend! can't wait to see you again rani Z.
 I just saw the nice photo Valt took of me in fae garb! Thanks David! No - still not on facebook.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on October 19, 2010, 10:31:04 PM
Still trying to find my garb for Pirate... Looks like red is the colour I will go with... I have a coolie coat that will work well if it is hot! Not sure yet what I am doing. I may do a skirt! Just not sure yet!!!! I did get my new sheath built for my cutlass... Now to figure out my hanger!!! I also have the bird and many other things to work in!  Sunday they will not get out until after Feast!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: DT_Masters on October 20, 2010, 03:25:05 AM
Photos from TRF, 9 October

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Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: dbaldock on October 20, 2010, 10:02:23 AM
Photos from TRF, 9 October

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Since Queen Bonnie doesn't have a Facebook account, I've extracted the photos of her that were in Mr. Masters' albums:

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Take Care,
David Baldock
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on October 20, 2010, 12:19:33 PM
 Nice pictures DT Masters! Thanks for posting them David.
 Can't wait to see what you come up with for garb, Cat!
 My evil twin will be wearing her same old garb. I am trying to keep her happy with a cooler weather spell for all the pirates! I hope she appreciates it. I guess I need more sweat of swabby for the potion! LOL
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on October 21, 2010, 06:01:37 PM
 Well, I fear my evil twin might have messed up my weather potion. Too much shiver of timbers in the cauldron? LOL.
 She is here and had her cra- er- things packed in the Meowmobile- ready to head out tomorrow.So far my jewelry is still in its box- but who knows?
 I will have to stay home and clean up the mess her crew made. Scurvy lot! I know she helped herself to my tickets. Drat. I'll get even!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: dbaldock on October 25, 2010, 10:46:38 AM
I'm not sure whether Zaubon has posted any of his TRF Pirate Adventure Weekend photos outside of Facebook, but here's a particularly nice shot:

Facebook - Zaubon's photos of TRF 2010 Pirate Adventure
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Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on October 26, 2010, 06:23:54 AM
 Thanks for posting that nice picture David.
 My Evil pirate twin was out on Saturday- but she said it was too hot! No sea breeze. The plundering was not great with so many pirates about- so off she went- back to Jamaica! She may show up again if it gets cooler. I got to go on Sunday!
 Twas a wondrous day! Much mirth and merriment was had!  The Kings feast was excellent! Yum! Prime rib and red wine!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Lord Virgo on October 26, 2010, 09:39:56 AM
Greetings Queen Bonnie,

It was wonderful finally meeting you and watching Circa Paleo.  Hope to see you many more times.  Take care.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on October 26, 2010, 03:50:29 PM
It was a pleasure meeting you , lord Virgo. Nice to have another Virgo birthday buddy! That is a good place to find me- dancing to Circa Paleo!
 I shall be back to TRF each weekend!
 See you there!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: DT_Masters on November 02, 2010, 04:50:52 AM
From Saturday, 30 October 2010

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About 1371 shots after editing.....which is kind of interesting in that I talk and visit more and I'm shooting 2-3X as much as oppose to when I just took pictures.

Shots of Queen Bonnie:

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Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on November 04, 2010, 10:53:47 AM
 Wow! Great shots DT Masters! That was a fun weekend!
 now on to Roman Weekend! Toga Toga Toga!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: dbaldock on November 04, 2010, 04:16:55 PM
Wow! Great shots DT Masters! That was a fun weekend!
 now on to Roman Weekend! Toga Toga Toga!

Are you going to set your Evil Pirate Twin loose on the Faire in a Toga?  ;-)
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on November 04, 2010, 06:11:06 PM
 No- I don't think all those Romans could deal with my Evil pirateTwin. She may sail in a bit later. She is a Scots pirate! Beware!
 I will be in disguise for Roman weekend! Wizards are masters of disguise! LOL.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on November 09, 2010, 01:59:54 PM
 The Roman weekend was such fun.
 how many asp puns can one fit into a day? A lot! LOL. It was chilly in the AM but warmed up quickly. I was looking for Julius Caesar or Marc Antony- but I found Calligula. Not quite what I had in mind- but he was a good dancer! LOL.
 I won the contest on Sunday- so I will be back at TRF next year! I hope they can stand another year of me!
 Now on to Highland fling weekend. My evil twin sister might show up- but you never know. Tachi my overly familiar now has bagpipes- but does not play them very well! Sounds like MeROOWWW! MeROOW!!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Trillium on November 09, 2010, 02:01:30 PM
Bonnie, I'm so sorry I missed you!  I watched all day Saturday for you!  I need my annual magical hug!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on November 09, 2010, 02:50:30 PM
 Drat! Sorry I missed you too. I was all over TRF. I rarely stay put very long. Will you be out again Trill? Maybe you did not recognize me?
 I hope someone got pictures!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Trillium on November 09, 2010, 07:48:20 PM
Bonnie, my friend, I would always recognize you!  However, I was wingless this past weekend, which may be why I didn't find as many people.

We'll be back out the Friday after thanksgiving.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on November 10, 2010, 12:53:02 PM
 I will hope to see you then Trill.I will be there. POW at noon is a good place to find me. Or opening cannon outside the gates.Unofficial pirate pub sing too- POW around 6 ish.
 I am still blind as a bat- so holler if you see me!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on November 11, 2010, 07:22:10 AM
 I made yogurt the other day. It came out - yummy! Thriftier than buying it.
 Getting ready for Highland weekend at TRF. Perhaps my evil twin might show up?
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on November 16, 2010, 04:27:51 PM
 we were both at TRF for highland weekend! My overly familiar made a hit in his kilt and bagpipes!
 Now on to Barbarian weekend. I am pleased with my weather spells! OK so far!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Lady Rosaline on November 16, 2010, 04:53:26 PM
And thank you for those spells! It was wonderful weather this weekend!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on November 16, 2010, 05:27:42 PM
 I am trying to keep up the good weather through the last weekend! Not easy.The Barbarians should be happy this weekend!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on November 18, 2010, 03:01:37 PM
 UGH! I am beat- but I got most of my tropical plants moved inside the garage- now it is a greenhouse- with a car! LOL. Some of my Brugmansias are over 10' tall. Ouch my back. Going to relax. Tomorrow is the Harry Potter movie- then TRF. I guess I will be a barbarian Druid wizard!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Lady Nicolette on November 21, 2010, 10:43:22 AM
There's a lovely photo of you taken at Sherwood in this issue of Renaissance Magazine, Queen Bonnie! 
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Lady Nicolette on November 21, 2010, 10:55:09 AM
Not sure if it's ethical for me to put the photo into the forum, I'm sending you a regular e-mail, Bonnie! 
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on November 23, 2010, 11:28:52 AM
 Thanks SO much Lady Nicolette! I had no idea I was in it!
That sure gave me a needed lift.
 The plumbing Nargles hit hard- but I am dealing with it.UGH!
 I had great fun playing Barbarian this weekend at TRF.
 Cat won the costume contest.
 I go there for Thanksgiving dinner! And tomorrow to my auto body shop for another Thanksgiving feast!!! I have a LOT to be thankful for!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on November 24, 2010, 06:55:33 PM
YUP See ya tomorrow.... Lots of food ready!!! YUM!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on December 01, 2010, 01:05:17 PM
 It was a great Thanksgiving with Cat and her family! Yummm! Those ducks were good! Everything else was too! Yumm to mince pies and lobster artichoke dip!
 TRF was fun for 3 days but I am so beat. Happy my weather spells came out good for the whole season! Now working on Sherwood spells and potions!
 There is a gathering at Sherwood this Sat. Zane has asked me to be at the workshop in the AM- in garb.
Then the lighted Christmas parade in the PM in Elgin. Then I can rest? Maybe? LOL
 The cats sure were happy to see me after the long weekend. Tachi was a bit droopy and seems to have lost weight. Feeding him Nutri Cal and trying to build him up. I know he missed me.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on December 03, 2010, 12:10:36 PM
 Last night was a challenge. Tachi, my overly familiar had a diabetic seizure- of course after the Vet was closed. He cried in pain and his head moved strangely back and forth. When he keeled over I ran to get the Karo syrup and got as much into him as I could. he responded right away. I just took him in to the Vet this AM. Back to antibiotics and fluids and lots of TLC. he is down to 5 lbs so I need to build him up.
 I know my love is keeping him alive. His heart lungs and kidneys are strong. Keeping fingers crossed.
 Also called for jury duty on Monday. Just what I need- more stress- Off with their heads!  LOL
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: dbaldock on December 03, 2010, 01:50:00 PM
Last night was a challenge. Tachi, my overly familiar had a diabetic seizure- of course after the Vet was closed. He cried in pain and his head moved strangely back and forth. When he keeled over I ran to get the Karo syrup and got as much into him as I could. he responded right away. I just took him in to the Vet this AM. Back to antibiotics and fluids and lots of TLC. he is down to 5 lbs so I need to build him up.
 I know my love is keeping him alive. His heart lungs and kidneys are strong. Keeping fingers crossed.
 Also called for jury duty on Monday. Just what I need- more stress- Off with their heads!  LOL

I hope Tachi recovers quickly.

Make sure to wear some of your Pirate costume when reporting for Jury Duty.   ;)   ;D

Take Care,
David Baldock
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on December 03, 2010, 02:40:31 PM
  Thanks David! Tachi is on the mend. He is an amazingly strong cat. The vet was astounded he has gone on this long.
 my evil twin could never do Jury duty. She would keel haul the lot of miscreants! LOL.Not sure they let a cutlass in a court room.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: DT_Masters on December 04, 2010, 12:01:11 PM
Will they let you be on a jury when they find out you are a Rennie?

I've been in a 1.5 week debate, first with my sis in law, and then with others, and they think Rennies are weird!.......The 'danes are an uneducated people.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on December 05, 2010, 09:35:50 AM
I say keelhaul the lot.... parking ticket..keelhaul... no drivers license... keelhaul...killed someone...flog then keel haul! No problem!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on December 05, 2010, 10:22:07 AM
 My evil twin sister are having a discussion of keel hauling- or off with their head! Both work well for wrong doers.Perhaps they won't want either of us on a jury.Lets hope so.
 I went to the actors workshop in Sherwood yesterday AM. Fun and the weather was perfect. I did get my Meowmoblie sort of stuck in the sand in the parking lot. A better driver than I drove my car out.I stopped when I realized I was in sand so I did not make it worse..
 The parade in Elgin last night was fun and again perfect weather. I think there were over 20 from Sherwood marching. We were well lit. Everyone seemed to like my evil twin sister. All the children watching the parade were good so she did not get to flog anyone!
 If rennies are weird- I am glad and proud I am a rennie! Muggles are strange too!
 Tachi is Ok but I wish he would eat more. I think the antibiotics upset his stomach.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: dbaldock on December 05, 2010, 04:51:06 PM
My evil twin sister are having a discussion of keel hauling- or off with their head! Both work well for wrong doers.Perhaps they won't want either of us on a jury.Lets hope so.
 I went to the actors workshop in Sherwood yesterday AM. Fun and the weather was perfect. I did get my Meowmoblie sort of stuck in the sand in the parking lot. A better driver than I drove my car out.I stopped when I realized I was in sand so I did not make it worse..
 The parade in Elgin last night was fun and again perfect weather. I think there were over 20 from Sherwood marching. We were well lit. Everyone seemed to like my evil twin sister. All the children watching the parade were good so she did not get to flog anyone!
 If rennies are weird- I am glad and proud I am a rennie! Muggles are strange too!
 Tachi is Ok but I wish he would eat more. I think the antibiotics upset his stomach.

Glad to hear you had a good weekend!  Those of us who stayed here in the Houston area to attend Dickens on The Strand (http://www.galvestonhistory.org/dickens_overview.asp) also had a nice (if a bit warm at 74°) day yesterday, and it's even nicer at 62° today.


Maybe you could fix Tachi a nice Mouse & Cheese Omelet...   :o   ;)   ;D


Take Care,
David Baldock
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: DT_Masters on December 06, 2010, 01:19:38 AM
Glad to hear that Tachi is better but......

.......this is probably the last night in this life for Mom's cat, Ruffles. They've seen a mass inside her in the past few weeks and today I heard that she was bleeding from her orfices. Things are being handled by Mom's friends since I'm not up there and if she hasn't passed from this life to the next yet, tomorrow will probably be that day. I've told my kittens, Isis & Osiris to wish her good thoughts even though they have never gotten along together.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on December 06, 2010, 04:21:27 PM
 So sorry to hear about your Mom's cat DT. I hope her passing is easy. Sad to lose a beloved pet. Give your Egyptkits a hug!
 Tachi is doing a bit better.I hug him a lot.
 I heard Dickens was good! Not very much like Christmas in Jolly olde England!
 Well because one rennie showed up- the judge canceled the whole jury!
 Just kidding- but the case was settled before court at 9. The Judge dismissed us! Whew! I was NOT sorry to go home.That hurdle is cleared.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on December 06, 2010, 06:18:38 PM
See you scared them into working it out...they heard one of us was a possible for the jury and they said,"lock me up".  See is works!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on December 07, 2010, 04:16:07 PM
 LOL! I am glad I did not have to serve- so was everyone else.
 The Garden Club Christmas party was today.The member who has itat her home each year REALLY DECORATES! Even the toilet is Christmassy! She is 90 next year so is thinking about giving up having the party. That is a lot to decorate.I gave a short report on our trip to Martha's Bloomers. That was a fun trip- So glad you and your Mom could join us Cat.

Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on December 08, 2010, 02:41:19 PM
Sounds like fun though! 90 and still hanging the goods up! YEAH That will be me most likely!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on December 08, 2010, 03:20:31 PM
 You would love bee! She has goats and all kinds of animals and DECORATES! She also has a green thumb like you. Might be the goat manure that helps too! LOL.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on December 09, 2010, 02:58:58 PM
She sounds like a DOLL!!! Well I am hoping to go to George and Brians Holiday party  Sat.... It will be fun..still not 100% sure...Mariano pulled another stupid so I may have to stay home as I can't trust him home alone! GRRRRR I am really tired of this!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on December 09, 2010, 05:47:36 PM
 OOOH! I wish I could go to George and Brian's holiday party. I hope you get to go. say Hi for me!
 So sorry about Mariano. Drat.-e-mail if you want to talk.
 no Sherwooders parading at Bastrop this SAt. Not enough interest- or all is too busy. My first weekend with no faire stuff. Drat. Fie and I guess I'll listed to CD's.and hug my kitties.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on December 10, 2010, 03:46:01 PM
Well we are going... I made a deal with him that if he got EVERYTHING done I asked he can go... he also had to buy clothes<HEHE!> Anyway Hug a puddytat and drink some spiced wine or a scotch and enjoy your weekend... We are taking the camera so I will share pics on FB! I am gonna dress up... black velvet! HEHE!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on December 11, 2010, 10:22:44 AM
 Yayyy! Say Hi to all from me. I will have a  pussycat party here. Catnip for the Royal Felines and red wine for me. Loving this warm weather! Yayyy- but guess I need to re re re cover plants for the next cold snap.Fie to roller coaster cold fronts
 I got lots done yesterday, Urns planted and car washed and downstairs cleaned. Muggle drudgery- but busy is good!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on December 12, 2010, 11:07:18 PM
Party was great! I ended up dressed in jeans and nice shirt...the heels I bought were cheap from Payless....They would not stay on... take a step walk right out of them... lost one coming up the stairs.... So I will not buy cheap heels again...FIE on crappy shoes!  Brian and Georges house is LOVELY and the party was quite loud and happy! Drumming,dancing....all sorts of wine and such.  MANY friends and people to visit with I did not know... so it was fun!!!! Wish you could have come! Glad you have your plants recovered...it'sa gettin' COOOOOLLLLLD!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Sir Martin on December 13, 2010, 01:28:50 AM
Cat is right ... really going to be chilly tonight!  Stay warm, everyone.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on December 13, 2010, 08:25:50 AM
OK I declare WINTER is over...now lets get back to our Spring time weather and not this BRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on December 13, 2010, 11:29:48 AM
 I did not move to TX for COLD weather.  Fie on it.Cold fronts belong in Canada or Alaska but not TX.
 The party sounds like such FUN! I wish I had been able to go.
 I did get out to see the new Narnia movie on Sunday. I enjoyed it. Also went to a fab Chinese buffet after wards.
 Tachi is doing OK but is a bit stuffy in the AM. So am I.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on December 14, 2010, 06:18:02 PM
I want to see Narnia next week while Mike is off...  I will enjoy having my goofy man home!!!!  Hope Tach is getting better... Boris is doing well a bit shaky and his head is slightly tipped but he is now getting around OK... Poor old critters!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on December 15, 2010, 10:00:59 AM
 Nice Mike gets time off.Great you get to see Narnia! Can't wait to see the next pirates of the caribbean movie- The had it on TV just a short snip. out in May.
 Tachi is eating Ok. He is still stuffy- but so am I.  I like today. Warmer.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on December 15, 2010, 07:16:09 PM
You never said if you saw the post on FB saying we found the knife... Holding it ransom!    HEHE!  You had kicked it WAY WAY under the seat!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: DT_Masters on December 16, 2010, 02:23:08 PM
I'm graduating with another degree tomorrow........and the EgypKITS are suitably unimpressed. "Oh, have you been busy? I don't think so! My pet batteries are never fully charge!"

On other news, I just ordered a pizza and the merchants said they had the number tied to a Kimberly.........have to wonder which one of them has been ordering pizza when I am not here, where the wreckage is, how it got in the place, and how they paid for it.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on December 16, 2010, 08:45:23 PM
So will this one make you rich???? I think the kitties are NEVER impressed unless they can kill it or eat it!....
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on December 17, 2010, 01:54:05 PM
 I replied on Facebook Cat! Don't hold my dagger ransom! I did not kick it. Must have been Nargles! LOL.I have been on FB a bit.
 Great for your degree Dt!
 Glad my cats don't order pizza. Now Sushi I would like!
 My kitties like ME! They can sleep on me! Better than an electric blanket!
 Boring here without TRF and faire etc.
 Sherwood is having another gathering party on Jan 15th. Hope I can go. Not driving after dark is the pitts.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on December 20, 2010, 12:22:35 PM
 Had a nice weekend wit a visit from a rennie friend! She and I had lunch here and laughed and talked and drank wine.
 I am making a Cleopatra doll for a project. Fun.
Crazy weather lately! I have NOTHING to do with this. Saving my energies for Sherwood in Feb!
 Tomorrow is the winter solstice and a lunar eclipse tonight! Exciting!
 Happy holidays to all.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: dfloyd888 on January 02, 2011, 10:49:00 PM
Hope your holiday season and New Year's went well.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on January 04, 2011, 07:20:39 PM
Have you returned from the North lands???
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on January 05, 2011, 01:30:52 PM
 I am back! Just have been super busy and not much time for the magick box- except to answer e-mails!.
 Tachi did OK while I was gone- but he had a problem- I think with the Nutrical , the cat sitter was giving him. he has had the runs for a while. Not fun. I am sick of cleaning up cat poop.
 I had a nice visit and Snow In GA. on Christmas day.
 Happy to be home. Glad the holidays are OVER!!!
Now onward to faire!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: DonaCatalina on January 05, 2011, 02:33:49 PM
Ah so that explains why Atlanta has its first major blizzard in 144 years.
lol
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on January 05, 2011, 04:38:07 PM
 That was NOT my fault! LOL!
 I dislike snow! I only do weather spells for faire! That is hard enough!
 Ugh! I just found out about no season passes at Scarby! Wondering how I will be able to go- or not- this year? Guess I have Sherwood to get through first! Luckily that is close to home!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on January 09, 2011, 08:43:49 PM
Wish I could afford to do the whole run of SFF but I will most likely make one or two weekends... depends on money... Mike wants to start looking for me a newer Burb as mine just really needs too many small stupid things.... Hard to let her go!!!! I love the Grey Owl... but I have to agree! We plan to fix the minitruck to use for minor things and running around town cheaply but I need a tow wagon!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Merlin on January 09, 2011, 08:47:05 PM
That was NOT my fault! LOL!
 I dislike snow! I only do weather spells for faire! That is hard enough!
 Ugh! I just found out about no season passes at Scarby! Wondering how I will be able to go- or not- this year? Guess I have Sherwood to get through first! Luckily that is close to home!

Weather spells for faire takes a lot out of us ! ! We have to let the dragon run wild in the off season...otherwise he is too unruly to tame come faire time.

You must make it to Scarby ! ! We should start a thread now for "Give the Queen a ride" !
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on January 10, 2011, 06:48:35 AM
 I hope you can make it to Sherwood Cat! Hope you find a good car too!
I agree Merlin! The weather is a difficult thing to manage. I am saving my energies for Sherwood!
 I might have a few day trip rides lined up for Scarby.I am working on it. Sad they don't have season passes any more. I can't afford FOF.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on January 12, 2011, 10:15:35 AM
 BRRR! NOT loving this cold weather! I know it won't last. Hard to get motivated when it is so cold. How did I stand it when I lived in VT?
 Getting out my Raccoon coat! 23 Skidoo!
 Passes flask- antifreeze anyone! LOL.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on January 14, 2011, 01:37:04 PM
 Well I survived the cold! Now it is raining. Well I tried to get better weather for the Sherwood gathering. My Cedar fever is not helping. I think I sneezed in the potion!  Drat that pollen fairy!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on January 15, 2011, 05:06:28 PM
I am not dealing with the cedar/juniper either... congested and yucky! Wish it would go away!  I do not like cold...I like cold and wet less!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on January 20, 2011, 11:51:19 AM
 I had a few days of relief from the Cedar monster- but it is BACCCKKK!
 Sneezy, drippy, congested all at the same time. Yuck. I hope i can make it disappear before Sherwood!
 Busy time here. I have so many projects to finish. I got my tin ceiling painted. It is 10" high. I am not happy about being up on a ladder- but the cats won't paint for me. LOL.
 Got my pool motor fixed. I did not do that myself. Lots more on my list.
 Willow and I had a ball at the Sherwood gathering party! I stayed up too late- but it was fun! We had a nice girly visit last weekend!  Fun!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on January 25, 2011, 06:07:51 PM
 Did you ever have a totally frustrating day that almost made you scream?ARRGH!!! Today was that day for me!
 Was it more Nargles or a visit from the Screw Up fairy? Maybe both!
I vanquished all the problems! Huzzah for the wand of reason and persistence prevailing.
Huzzah to well deserved liquid refreshment!  Red wine- just medicinal of course. Only a few more days of Janu-weary to go! ! Will I make it??? LOL!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on February 02, 2011, 02:51:46 PM
 BRRR! I am so tempted to use a weather potion on this freezing weather- but saving my spells for Sherwood and Scarby. Meow Manor is COLD! I hate cold weather. I have the Royal felines to keep me warm!
 I survived Janu- weary, but hope I survive Febu- dreary!LOL!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Merlin the Elder on February 02, 2011, 03:37:32 PM
Don't fret about the weather now, dear Queen.  It's warmed up nicely today to just under the freezing mark! Your spells will be needed in a couple of weeks! My magic wanes as I venture further from my territory, unfortunately, so I cannot be of much assistance!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on February 05, 2011, 01:36:31 PM
 Ahhh! We are thawing out! I hope this is the End of this freezing weather!
 I do understand about the magic being less as you get away from your realm , Merlin! We shall be most happy to have another wizard visit Sherwood!
 I survived the snow and freeze!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on February 06, 2011, 06:36:13 PM
I say we lynch and stew Phil if he is wrong about an early spring!!!!!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on February 07, 2011, 03:14:18 PM
 I bet Phil would be tasty- he is so fat! Groundhog kebabs anyone? LOL! Might be just an early spring back East? We need to see what the TX armadillo predicted.

Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Trillium on February 07, 2011, 03:16:17 PM
I think they have something to prod Phil to come up.  No groundhog in it's right mind would come out of its hole in that nasty weather they've had up there!!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on February 10, 2011, 11:37:38 AM
 LOL Trill! I am not coming out of my burrow in this weather too!
 I am sure sick of this frigid weather -but getting things done.
 Getting ready for Sherwood- in 9 days!
 I had a bit of an anxious moment when out of the blue, the people I consigned my wares to last year told me they are no longer doing consignment-11 days before opening!!! I had tried getting in touch with them for ages. It has worked out and I have another shop to sell my wands, staffs and crystals. Whew!
 Life gets interesting!
 
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on February 16, 2011, 07:03:53 PM
 I went out to Sherwood on Tuesday to bring my things to the new shop! Wow! Lots of new stuff at Sherwood! I CAN"T WAIT!
 So excited.
 Enjoying the warmer weather!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: DonaCatalina on February 17, 2011, 10:20:52 AM
Everything at Sherwood will be new to me, so I hope I don't miss the shop.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on February 17, 2011, 11:26:34 AM
 My New consignment shop is  next to the Dragon's Kitchen- up by the mud show stage. It is called Mystik Wonders Bazaar!  There is so much to see and do at Sherwood! Don't miss a thing! You might need to return!
 Looking forward to seeing you Friday evening! Beware. I might be dressed as a Muggle!
 But I will be back to normal on Saturday and Sunday!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on February 25, 2011, 10:41:59 AM
 On to weekend #2! Weekend #1 was TOO MUCH FUN!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: dbaldock on February 25, 2011, 12:22:02 PM
On to weekend #2! Weekend #1 was TOO MUCH FUN!

How was the Dinner Gathering at Cedars Grill last Friday evening?

I haven't seen anything posted about it --- must have been a doozy of a party!  (Where are the photos?)   ;)   ;D

Hope you have a great Weekend #2!


Take Care,
David Baldock
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Merlin the Elder on February 25, 2011, 02:10:57 PM
No pictures (that I know of)...we were too busy stuffing our faces!  It was a very nice gathering.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: DT_Masters on February 25, 2011, 04:47:12 PM
On to weekend #2! Weekend #1 was TOO MUCH FUN!

AGREED! And wish I could be there this weekend, but between the EgypKITs putting their claws into me for this weekend....and a week of flu setting me back, things have just knocked me out for this weekend.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on February 26, 2011, 10:35:12 PM
Bonnie,
I wanted you to know we found my new to me truck today!!! Her name is The Ivory Dragon. 2003 Chevy 1500HD Silverado!!!! Crew cab!  I will be posting pics on FB tomorrow!!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on March 01, 2011, 05:07:03 PM
 Huzzah to the new truck, Cat! I love the name! Love the FB pix of us together!
 DT! Hope you feel better soon!
 Trying to rest up a bit for weekend #3! I twisted my ankle- not at faire- going to my mailbox. It does not stop me- but slows me down a bit.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on March 03, 2011, 09:59:46 AM
 Sherwood again- soon! My evil twin might appear on sat. Who knows which of us will go Sunday!
 My crystal ball won't answer!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on March 03, 2011, 07:17:10 PM
I am thinking I will take the fairy potion you left here...I thought it might be fun to be a fairy for Sunday!!!!  Wicked fun!!!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on March 04, 2011, 11:57:25 AM
  I did make quite a bit of that potion!   Tastes like chocolate, dewdrops and rum! Fairies are most welcome at Sherwood! There are a flock of them this year! In the trees, on the rocks in the lanes- everywhere making mischief!! Lots of fun!
 I wonder if they like floggings?*Evil laugh from my evil twin can be heard in the distance!*!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on March 09, 2011, 09:46:12 AM
 My evil twin enjoyed herself and got a lot of booty- tips! She is back to sea for now- but I never know when she will be sailing into Sherwood again!
 She says- Get yer floggings while you can!LOL!
 Well I am going to be back at Sherwood with my overly familiar and magick spells this weekend.
 Perhaps a visting wizard might join me on Sunday!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on March 09, 2011, 10:12:41 PM
We are most likely going to be out Sunday... though Sat is a possibility too.... depends on many things....
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on March 10, 2011, 05:39:30 PM
 Huzzah! Sunday is looking good! I will be there with my wizard. I want you to meet him, Cat!
 Today I got my veggie garden started and my waterfall fixed!  Yayyy!
 The fish are happier too!
Sherwood time is going by way too fast! 4th weekend- already?? Yikes!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on March 10, 2011, 09:14:20 PM
I got may Heirloom Tomatoes in today and some eggplants... the Romas and plain mators have been in... I am hoping to have a good crop this year!!! Yummy food!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on March 14, 2011, 12:39:28 PM
 I bet your garden will be great Cat!
 I will do more on mine when I get help next Wed.I bought a 6 pack of different cherry tomatoes- so far but will buy heirlooms too.
 Another fine weekend at Sherwood! The weather was great!
 Waiting to see if my wizard is getting hooked on faire! I know he had a good time! So did I. The time change is making me draggy. let time alone! I hate the changing!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Hospitaller on March 15, 2011, 03:20:13 PM
Queen Bonnie,

Thought I had a quick glimpse of you on Saturday, but you were headed towards parts unknown and I had to move on. Was hoping to catch up a bit later and introduce myself, but never had the chance. was sad, as I have followed your "exploits" for some time on these forums. Was a good day, if a bit warm'ish and windy. ;) Perhaps we will meet sometime at TRF or Scarby. All the best - Hosp.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on March 17, 2011, 09:49:40 AM
  Greetings Hospitaller
  Drat!So sorry I missed you! I never stay in one place very long!  Do catch my attention the next time!
 See you at Scarby or TRF!!!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on March 22, 2011, 03:36:29 PM
 busy with Sherwood! I SURVIVED the 3 day weekend!  What a great faire. Only 2 weekends to go. I will be sad when it is over for this year!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Sir Martin on March 23, 2011, 02:17:13 AM
Miss you Queen Bonnie ... if we can't make it out to the last weekend of Sherwood, we will be trying for the first or second weekend of Scarby.  ((hugs))
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on April 04, 2011, 05:54:35 PM
 I miss you too Sir Martin. Sherwood is over.I wish it went all year!!! What a great run. I did not miss a day. I am tired but very happy.  I have the joust next weekend at Sherwood. Alas- I have a ride to Scarby on the 3rd weekend. Day trips after that- if I can swing it. Hugs!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on April 15, 2011, 06:05:10 AM
 The joust was fun. Then I picked up my consigned wands, staffs and crystals on Sunday.
 I have friends coming to help me transition to my first weekend with NO Sherwood. How will I last until next year? Hoping I can find a few more rides to Scarby.
 Onward through the fog!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on April 19, 2011, 07:26:46 AM
 New cat sitter coming today-To meet the royal felines. Scarby looming! I have one weekend all set.
Still need day trip rides.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: DT_Masters on April 20, 2011, 03:56:59 AM
New cat sitter coming today-To meet the royal felines. Scarby looming! I have one weekend all set.
Still need day trip rides.

My Queen, perhaps we should talk. I am hoping to do two, maybe three Saturday Scarby's this year, the first, I hope, this weekend. I can't promise anything but it seems something of a crime to ride out of San Marcos, passing Elgin, without at least mentioning it.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on April 20, 2011, 08:12:49 AM
 Grammercy DT! I have a ride this weekend- but would sure appreciate any future day trip rides to Scarby! Renn mail me! hope we can work something out!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on April 25, 2011, 06:19:49 PM
 Var and I had a great weekend at Scarby! Lots there looked just like people I met at Sherwood! LOL.
 It was warm and windy. The dust was a challenge to contact lens wearers.
 DT Masters got some fine photos!  much fun was had!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on April 26, 2011, 08:20:14 AM
Sounds like fun... My weekend was a great Saturday and a HORRID new day Sunday! Saturday got to see the Alamo(let down there) and the River walk(bummer there) but then went to San Marcos and found the Dick's Classic Garage Antique Car Museum and The CAF Old Airplane/War museum.... So the day turned out AWESOME.... but early Sun morn we got news my niece Tessa was the only person killed in a wreck with her Boyfriend,his dad and his dad GF. Still not sure if alcohol was involved but they had been on the lake all day water skiing.... The father was driving. So My weekend sort of got botched! Glad you had fun Bonnie... how it the Tachi???
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Sir Martin on April 28, 2011, 01:11:40 AM
Oh my gosh ... sorry to hear about your niece, Cat.  I hope the others involved in the accident recover from their injuries.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on April 28, 2011, 06:59:50 PM
 Awful about your niece Cat!I was so shocked and sad to fear about it on FB. Hugs  to all your family.
 Tachi is frail but hanging in there. The new cat sitter is wonderful. All the kitties were happy I got home. They are SO spoiled.  Tachi has been busy bossing me around. He WOWS and I jump! Neri stole the cat sitter's key when she left it here. Klepto kitty strikes again!
 Scarby was great- but Sherwood is closer. Still hoping for a few Scarby day trips. Worried about gas prices and TRF. Waving wand so prices come down!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on May 04, 2011, 06:48:23 PM
 Still hoping for day trip rides to Scarby- may 14 or 15?  I miss faire. Boo to quiet weekends! LOL.
 Garden club plant sale this weekend. I need to help.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on May 05, 2011, 08:56:57 PM
I sure hope the price of gas comes down...it costs nearly 25 bucks to fill the gas can and that gives me a tank or two in the push mower or tiller and a fill on the tractor...with a touch left to put in green man or the riding mower.... SAD SAD times! Used almost half a tank to do near half the pasture....Still have to finish mowing...but the tractor dropped a wire or something...Will not start!  When the tomatoes start to ripen I will be making spagetti sauce,drying them and generally canning them in many forms...  Peppers are doing well too! Peaches are starting to turn and a few plums(if I beat the turkeys)   Looking forward to you being here for TRF!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on May 09, 2011, 05:58:37 PM
 I hope I can come for TRF. It depends on gas prices. The Meowmobile is not an economy car- but it is all I have.
 I am very  down today. I lost another of my cat family. Batman was not feeling good this weekend and stopped eating. I took him to the Vet this AM.He had a high fever. He had FIP- Feline aids. No cure. I had to put him to sleep.I did not want him to suffer. I held him while it was done. He was a good kitty. Today is hard.  I only have 3 of my Royal Felines left. I will hug them all today.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Lady Kett on May 09, 2011, 08:23:34 PM
Long distance hugs to you Bonnie!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Sir Martin on May 10, 2011, 05:33:48 AM
Sorry to hear about your Batman kitty, Queen Bonnie.  I know things have been rough, but you simply must make it to TRF!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: KeeperoftheBar on May 10, 2011, 07:03:48 AM
I am so very sorry for your loss.  Batman must have been an extraordinary cat.  Of course, they all are.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on May 18, 2011, 07:56:16 AM
 It has been a difficult month. Life goes on. Only 2 active kitties- and Tachi who is so old and sick he does not do much but boss me around-seems like Batman left a big vacancy here.I have had 5 cats pass over the Rainbow Bridge since Lord A passed. I found another Siamese. I pick him up in a week and a half.His name is Conan. 2 year old Seal point male wedge faced.Yoshi will love him- i hope Neri will too. Hard waiting. I almost got a Bengal from a rescue group- but there were too many issues- so I said NO.
It hurt to pass on her.
 Hoping gas prices come down and I can get an inexpensive cat sitter so I can come to TRF.My life is faire. All the rest is marking time until faire.
 LOl
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on May 23, 2011, 06:42:47 AM
 My Evil pirate twin went to Capt Jack's POTC party at the Alamo Draft house last Saturday. There were 150 pirates in garb! Fun evening.  Good movie!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on May 27, 2011, 11:35:26 AM
 I'll be glad when THIS month is OVER!
 Going to Scarby on the Morrow and Picking up my new Siamese kitty on Monday if all goes well. Keeping busy- but I miss Sherwood.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Rani Zemirah on May 27, 2011, 11:45:17 AM
My Evil pirate twin went to Capt Jack's POTC party at the Alamo Draft house last Saturday. There were 150 pirates in garb! Fun evening.  Good movie!

Oh, how wonderful!!!  I wish I could have been there to take part!  How FUN!!!  :D
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on June 01, 2011, 02:12:14 PM
 I wish you had been there too RaniZ. it was FUN. Pictures are posted.
 I had a nice time at Scarby. Thumbs UP for the Scotch tasting!  Well done. I liked all except the Lagavulin. Too smokey peaty for me. I loved the rest. Speyside is my favorite!  saw many friends. It was hot but not too humid. The day passed too fast.
 My new Royal feline is home. I changed his name from Conan to Koda, He is not a barbarian kitty. he is sweet and shy and elegant. He is getting used to his home and me and I am gradually introducing him to my other kitties.It takes time and lots of patience with an older kitty.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Sir Martin on June 05, 2011, 02:00:45 AM
Hi Queen Bonnie.  I'm really looking forward to TRF even more than usual this year.  Had some unusual circumstances that prevented me from attending both Sherwood and Scarby this year, so I really need a faire fix.  Will try to be at TRF at least 4 or 5 weekends and can't wait to see you!   (( hugs ))
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Trillium on June 05, 2011, 09:53:04 AM
I feel your pain Sir Martin!!  I didn't make Sherwood or scarby again....  Not a clue yet about TRF but hope to make at least 2 trips.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on June 05, 2011, 08:46:40 PM
OH boy get to hug you guys!!!! You just really must not let life get in the way of TRF!!!!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Sir Martin on June 06, 2011, 01:09:09 AM
Trill - here's hoping the finance faery is kind to us in the next few months.   :)

Cat - hugs will be forthcoming at TRF!  I've been trying to get a hug from Trill for about 5 or 6 years and am determined to catch up with her this year.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Trillium on June 06, 2011, 04:20:18 PM
LOL!!  I am a sneaky little fae!  ;D  It doesn't help that we don't get to make it often, especially these last few years...  Here's to hoping the money faerie is kind to us!!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on June 06, 2011, 08:37:47 PM
Here's to hoping we all have a visit from the money fairy!!!!! I would love to have enough to spend a bit on stuff at TRF this year... Just food and drink and tips for my favoured performer!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on June 10, 2011, 10:02:27 AM
 That finance fae is sure elusive. I have passes from Last year- BUT with gas prices and a new pet sitter-$$$ I hope Just to get to go to TRF.
 This economy is the pitts!
 On another note- I am loving my new Siamese kitty, Koda! Kitties make me happy. So does faire and friends!
 
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Trillium on June 10, 2011, 10:39:32 AM
I hope I can see you this year Bonnie!  I've gone into withdrawals over my QOE hugs!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on June 11, 2011, 01:19:48 PM
 I miss you too Trill! E-HUGS here until we meet again! Then I can give you the real thing!

 Ugh to weekends without faire. Quite a few of those coming up before TRF!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on June 14, 2011, 03:32:54 PM
 Well the Nargles are back- or the full moon. Need to blame this on something. Tachi had another diabetic seizure brought on by a sinus infection. He is at the vet$$$. A plumber came to fix a leak$$. Needed another new pond pump. It is working but on a heavy duty extension cord as the GFI outlet is not acting right! Make it stop. I think the heat is affecting my magick spells!  Sigh! I need faire!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on June 21, 2011, 07:51:57 AM
 Back from a long weekend - family reunion with Lord A's cousins . They are all magical.
 Tachi my best friend in the world did not make it. I left him in ICU at the vet- but he had to leave me before I got home. I am beyond sad.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Lady Kett on June 21, 2011, 09:15:34 AM
I'm sorry to hear about Tachi, Bonnie. Lots of hugs and love your way.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Trillium on June 21, 2011, 09:46:04 AM
Oh Bonnie!  Sending you lots of hugs!!!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on June 21, 2011, 11:08:22 AM
 Thanks so much!  I just picked up his things.It was hard. It is so lonely without my overly familiar.  I loved him so much.  Hugs do help. My vets all loved him- he was there enough. I knew he could not hang on forever- but there is no easy way to deal with the grief of losing a family member- even if you expect it. I'll be OK though.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: KeeperoftheBar on June 21, 2011, 12:12:55 PM
My Queen, I am so sorry for your loss.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on June 21, 2011, 12:59:00 PM
Just wait till you meet the new house member here.... Lady Isabella the house goat... and Critter the Llama!  I am glad you had fun visiting with Lord A's family you needed to get away!!! Nargle may have followed you away and gotten lost if you are lucky!!! Tachi is at peace now! This is both good and bad... never easy to lose a friend!!!!! Can't wait to hug you in Oct.. with this fire BS  I am not planning to leave the lace...if the winds change or it jumps the road we could be added to the evac list...not really worried but a better safe than sorry!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Rani Zemirah on June 21, 2011, 01:48:37 PM
Dear Bonnie... I'm so very sorry for your loss.  I know how much Tachi has meant to you, and for such a long time.  I am glad he can finally run and play on the other side of the Rainbow Bridge, however...

Many hugs to you...
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Taffy Saltwater on June 21, 2011, 02:09:02 PM
Sweet Bonnie, I am so sorry to hear of your friend's passing.  Our furry friends give so much to our lives.

Please take care of yourself.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on June 21, 2011, 02:40:59 PM
 Thanks Rani Z and Taffy. Tachi used up all his 9 lives- and more ,bouncing back so many times. Guess no more bounce left. I just miss all the love he gave me- but have his memory forever. The vet is making a paw print ornament for me. Nice of them. The rainbow bridge has had a lot of my kitties cross over. It is a comforting thought that we will all be united there one day. I'll be Ok. I have survived worse- but this hurts.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Merlin the Elder on June 21, 2011, 04:19:59 PM
I am so sorry, my Queen.  My last furry friend that I buried, Rhianon's Lady Avatar (Avatar for short), I sang to as I dug her grave. I send you a warm hug for comfort.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on June 21, 2011, 04:28:32 PM
 I am totally unable to dig a grave or deal with my friend who no longer inhabits his remains. I am too sad. Thanks Merlin. Wizard hugs are special and healing.  Overly familiars don't come along every day. I feel cut in half with out him.  Avatar is a nice name.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Sir Martin on June 22, 2011, 04:47:43 AM
My sweet Queen Bonnie, I am so sorry to hear of Tachi's passing.  I know you had a very special bond that will forever be remembered.  Looking forward to an extra big hug from you at TRF.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Taffy Saltwater on June 24, 2011, 08:33:29 AM
Raistlin, the inspiration for Eben of the Two Lumps web comic, also passed on this week.  New Two Lumps can be read on Monday, Wednesday & Fridays at: http://twolumps.net/d/20110623.html
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Amras Elfwine on June 24, 2011, 08:59:29 AM
We now marvel at the great new Cat Star in the sky...peace, love!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on June 24, 2011, 09:10:47 AM
 AWWW! Thanks Amras. Tachi was a star in all ways.I will look in the sky tonight for guidance. He is missed greatly but will always have a place in my heart. He is with Lord A. now. My Vet made an ornament of his paw prints for me. Nice of them! Thanks all. Friends sure help at times like this! I am hurting but time will heal my heart.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: DonaCatalina on June 24, 2011, 10:06:50 AM
I am sorry for your loss. It is something that is nver easy to bear, but my thoughts are with you.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on July 02, 2011, 10:01:27 AM
 Thanks Dona Catalina. I miss Tachi a lot but my other kitties are trying to help ease the pain of his loss. koda my new guy sleeps with me now.  he is a sweetie.  I am coping.
 
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on July 07, 2011, 12:58:20 PM
 It is so hot out. I am working on costume ideas for TRF. Fun!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on July 14, 2011, 05:46:15 PM
 Things are better. Nothing has broken for a week! Huzzah! I think the Nargles are letting me alone!
Koda is a love. so Happy he joined the Royal Felines. Perhaps an overly familiar in training?  I think so!
 All is well at Meow Manor.
 
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: dbaldock on July 15, 2011, 12:50:48 AM
Things are better. Nothing has broken for a week! Huzzah! I think the Nargles are letting me alone!
Koda is a love. so Happy he joined the Royal Felines. Perhaps an overly familiar in training?  I think so!
 All is well at Meow Manor.
 

This good news makes me happy!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on July 15, 2011, 02:35:29 PM
 Well- I spoke too soon! The Nargles are back!
 I took the MeowMobile in for an oil change and it needs a brake job. It was squeaking. DRAT$$$. BUT I need my car and need it safe for TRF.
 And the cable people send me an upgraded high speed modem to install- myself!!!- and no power cable in the box! They will send a technician Tuesday. Good Customer service at Time Warner.  They have treated me well.
 Now - hope I can get through the full moon tonight!! LOL. Anyone feeling looney?
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on August 07, 2011, 09:45:43 PM
http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.151830501563454.40143.125328724213632

Hey if you are on FB here is the latest group of Pouches... Bonnie... Take a look...HEHE!!!!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on August 09, 2011, 01:49:37 PM
 Wow! Those are all beautiful!LIKE!!! If anyone wants wondrous pouches see Cat! She makes all of mine!

 We are sick of heat and no rain here at MeowManor.
 I am keeping busy fixing things and playing with my kitties!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on August 10, 2011, 03:06:52 PM
YUP me too...Feed and water the critters...water the plants... hide in the A/C then out and feed water animals again... too hot to really do things I need to do!  UGHH!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: eloquentXI on August 10, 2011, 03:17:59 PM
I know it has been a long time since I left you a note but just wanted to let you know that I am thinking of you and miss you dearly.

I just found out about Tachi...I am so very sorry. He was such a wonderful kitty and such a character. I was lucky enough to meet him in person.

The nargles better leave you alone. Don't they have somebody else they can go bother, like...mean people or annoying politicians?! :P

Sending hugs and lots of love, Bonnie!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Sir Martin on August 17, 2011, 01:37:30 AM
((Hugs)) to our most enchanting Queen Bonnie!  Best wishes for relief from the drought, and I am really looking forward to seeing you in just a few weeks at TRF . . . huzzah!!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on August 17, 2011, 09:43:24 AM
I agree lets send Nargles to the Whitehouse!!! LOTS of them!!! WOOHOO that would solve all mine and Bonnies problems.... Now to find a Nargle wrangler!!!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on August 23, 2011, 03:33:42 PM
 Thanks Martin and Elo- and hugs to all!
  I am Ok. Koda is the new overly familiar in training.  Tachi must have told him what he needed to do.
 Awful sad news about Scarby. Crying for a lost friend.:(
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Merlin the Elder on August 24, 2011, 07:56:30 AM
{{hugs}} We seem to be doing a lot more of that these days....
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on September 05, 2011, 02:01:29 PM
 Wild fires near here- Bastrop TX.18 miles away. Many friends have evacuated. I am OK so far but it sure makes you think! The danger from high winds is still high. I hope Meow Manor stays safe. We need Rain!! Alas. My spells only work for faire.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Sir Martin on September 22, 2011, 02:58:30 AM
I hope you and your home are safe, my queen!  The wildfire came within a half mile of TRF, so it was WAY too close for comfort.  Looking forward to a nice magical hug from you in a few weeks!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Sir Martin on October 03, 2011, 01:34:06 AM
Has anyone heard from Queen Bonnie lately?  It's getting very close to opening weekend at TRF and I haven't seen her on the boards in a couple weeks.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: DT_Masters on October 03, 2011, 05:21:03 AM
Has anyone heard from Queen Bonnie lately?  It's getting very close to opening weekend at TRF and I haven't seen her on the boards in a couple weeks.

According to Face Book, she posted on Willow Frost's Face Book Page 10 hours ago.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Sir Martin on October 05, 2011, 01:12:49 AM
Thank you, DT_Masters ... I was a bit concerned.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on October 11, 2011, 11:56:42 AM
 I did not mean to worry anyone! So sorry! Sometimes I don't get on the magick box as often as I'd like. I'll try to do better in the future!
 I will be at TRF every weekend- hopefully!
 See you all there- at opening cannon, or the Prince of Wales at noon and I usually go to the Pirate pub sing- now in the feast hall around 6.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Laird Fraser of Lovatt on October 11, 2011, 01:09:00 PM
I was about to say that i saw her Sunday, ghosting out of the "Scottish Mist", near the Polish area...

*sweeps a bow towards the Queen*
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on October 13, 2011, 01:40:52 PM
  I do love those Scottish mists!  Twas grand to see you before the mists got really damp, Laird.
Do give me greeting when you see me at TRF! I am blind without my seeing eye bat! He will be with me on Halloween- I think.  I plan to be at TRF every weekend. I usually watch the parade from the Prince of Wales. We are still doing meets and greets from there .
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on November 14, 2011, 06:29:22 PM
 Highland weekend at TRF! Ahhh! Twas not just a fling!
 I had a wondrous time.  Sorry I have not posted more but back and forth to TRF is keeping me busy! Happy to see so many R/F ers there!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Sir Martin on November 15, 2011, 01:17:05 PM
It was indeed a wonderful weekend, Queen Bonnie.  You and Cat always add to the magic with your singing, dancing and interactions with the patrons and performance company.  I'm hoping to make it out one or two more days this season.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on November 15, 2011, 01:56:15 PM
 Grammercy Sir Martin! 'Tis always a pleasure to see you too! I will be there - I hope for the rest of TRF. Working on banishing sinus problems and a scratchy throat today. Chicken Soup and Scotch should do it.  cat and I have such fun at faire!  Last weekend was especially nice!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: DonaCatalina on November 15, 2011, 03:19:03 PM
My Queen, you are one of the people I am definitely looking forward to seeing Closing weekend.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on December 15, 2011, 04:19:22 PM
 It was so good to see you and don Juan closing weekend! Hugs!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on December 15, 2011, 04:55:31 PM
 TRF has ended and I finally have a few minutes to check in here. Wishing all Happy Holidays and a cool yule!
 Hugs to all.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Trillium on December 16, 2011, 01:15:59 PM
Happy holidays your majesty!!!!!!  May it be filled with faerie dust and magic!!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: DonaCatalina on December 19, 2011, 11:00:50 AM
Two days until Winternight. Happy Holidays your majesty and a happy new year.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on January 07, 2012, 09:42:04 AM
 I survived the holidays. I visited family in GA.  Alas I came home with a bad cold that turned into a sinus infection.Not wat I wanted for Christmas at all. Now on Antibiotics so hope to be better soon. New years resolution- check in here more often! I don't seem to have lots of time for the magick box lately.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on January 16, 2012, 08:53:56 AM
 I am finally feeling better. Now on to thoughts of Sherwood.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Sir Martin on January 17, 2012, 07:45:27 AM
Glad you are feeling better, my Queen!  With luck, I shall see you in a few weeks at Sherwood.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on January 26, 2012, 05:33:10 PM
 I am finally on the mend. This cold sure has lasted. I am getting ready for Sherwood! My wares will be in 2 shops this year- Leatherwood- by the Greenwood stage and Abzu designs on the other side of the Greenwood stage.
 Crystals, wands, staffs pirate beads and more!
 See me at the front gate at opening and somewhere in the lanes after that! Looking forward to a great season.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Sir Martin on February 02, 2012, 12:06:40 AM
I sure hope I can make it to Sherwood this year.  Do you know if they have been given the OK to have fireworks?
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on February 02, 2012, 06:41:50 PM
 I am not sure they are doing fireworks this year.???

 I have a lot of magick in my life today!LOL!  Not what you think-Working on new wands for Sherwood!  Wand making comforts me and makes me very happy. All are made with magick and love, outside by my pond ,with native Texas wood I find- mostly around my yard!  I love all my creations. Each is as special and unique as the trees that give me their wood!
 See you at Sherwood! only 10 days now.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on February 08, 2012, 04:28:32 PM
 I took all my wands, staffs, crystals and my evil twin's pirate beads out to 2 shops at Sherwood today. All is busy there getting ready for opening. The grounds look great with spring bulbs emerging and green grass. Huzzah for opening day this Saturday! See you there?
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Merlin the Elder on February 08, 2012, 05:49:34 PM
You may count on it, my Queen!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Anna Iram on February 08, 2012, 06:06:38 PM
Bonnie, wishing you a wonderfully magical season at Sherwood. Hope all your wonderful crafts find new and loving homes.
 
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on February 10, 2012, 06:01:35 PM
 Thanks Anna! Hugs! See you on the morrow Merlin!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: LadyStitch on February 14, 2012, 04:56:59 PM
Queen Bonnie, I hope you are doing well after your vicious battle with the tree root.  10 years ago I did battle with a sewing needle and it won, but like you I didn't let it ruin my day of faire.
Hope you are doing well.  :D

Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Merlin the Elder on February 14, 2012, 05:18:24 PM
I, too, am most interested in your well-being. We did not see you on Sunday, and we were concerned...how fare thee?
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on February 15, 2012, 06:49:14 PM
 Nothing is broken except Lord A's dragon necklace- but I fixed that. My head aches and I am in pain. My nose looks like I should be ringing bells at Notre Dame. I made it Saturday, I was in shock- but Sunday I was in a world of pain- I stayed in bed. Monday I went to my Dr for a check up and a tetanus shot. That is hurting my arm.
 I dug out my masks for this coming weekend- if I can stand anything on my face. I Plan to be there. Need tips to pay the Dr bill.
 Fie! This year is not going very well. I really needed to land on the other end. I won't try to defy gravity again. Dratted root!
 I am healing but not fast enough.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Anna Iram on February 15, 2012, 07:31:13 PM
Sending big hugs and healing thoughts your way, Bonnie. Glad to hear nothing is broken!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on February 16, 2012, 10:51:55 AM
 Thanks Anna! I am amazed nothing was broken! Usually I bounce- but I just had too much stuff on belt to bounce this time! LOL. Better today.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Trillium on February 22, 2012, 10:25:09 AM
My Queen, I am so glad you were not terribly injured!

I bear good tidings!  The money faerie has found it in her heart to bless us with good business so we currently planning to be at Sherwood on 3/10!!!  Depending on vehicle space I may be in disguise... yarrrrr....
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on March 12, 2012, 07:33:30 PM
 I did not make Sherwood last weekend. I over did it and pulled something - my achiles tendon hurts a lot. I stayed home to rest it and heal. What a year. Our 3 day weekend is coming up. I will be there. Did you make it in the rain Trill?
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Trillium on March 13, 2012, 10:12:45 AM
Unfortunately, we did not make it.  Between the weather and a disagreement with the money faerie, we chose to stay home.  >:(   We were heartbroken by it, but it was for the best. None of us can afford to be sick right now.  I hope you heal quickly Bonnie!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on March 13, 2012, 11:11:29 AM
 Thanks Trill! Sorry you did not make it to Sherwood!
 I am hoping this heals fast. Any chance you will get to Sherwood at all this year? Hugs! That money fairy is a meanie!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: KeeperoftheBar on March 13, 2012, 12:09:35 PM
You must get healthy, My Queen.  If your tendon is not better by TRF, I shall be honored to have you ride StudMuffin.  Of course, I know you will spoil him terribly.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Trillium on March 13, 2012, 04:07:26 PM
Its not looking like it.  We really wanted to make it out there!  We just have to hope for TRF now.  At least its close enough for a day trip!  I'm going into serious withdrawals!!!!!!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on March 13, 2012, 05:04:39 PM
This weekend was WET...really wet.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on March 15, 2012, 08:48:07 PM
 I would be honored to ride Studmuffin! But hope I will be fine by then!I needed Studmuffin last week!!! I would spoil him. he is a cutie!
 I hope I see you at TRF Trill! Sorry you can make Sherwood! Hugs!
 I went to the Chiropractor today. He hurt me a lot but helped me too. Both calves were sprained or strained- not sure which is what- and my tibia was out and lots more. I think I am on the road to recovery. I will be depending on my staff this weekend.  I tried to lighten my wizard utility belt- but it does not look it. I have to have my mug, and pouch and wand and bells and hexed frog and cat tip basket and fan and dagger and....guess it won't be light. I need a sedan chair and 4 strong lads to carry me around Sherwood! ( Dream on!)
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on March 26, 2012, 02:27:09 PM
 Where is the time going? It seems that Sherwood just started and now next weekend is the last one!
 I still hurt but the chiropractor is helping. So is acupuncture. I can heal and rest after faire is over. I am having fun making folks laugh. Bless the tippers- thanks to all who feed my kitty.  See you at Sherwood!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: DonaCatalina on March 27, 2012, 09:45:00 AM
Hope you get better soon.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on March 28, 2012, 01:22:00 PM
 me too. Thanks! I hope to be at Scarby but will take a bit of a rest after Sherwood. Coming the end of April with Var- but will do day trips when I can find rides.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on April 15, 2012, 09:39:25 AM
 Home from a day trip to Scarby. What fun to be at Old Merlin's anniversary party!Friends, cake bagpipes and wine! Fun! I hugged so many friends but it was a fast trip. Back again in a few weekends.  Meanwhile I am getting much needed things done around here. Veggie garden in,Pond pump working. Roses planted, pool is getting there. I should be OK next week after the algae is killed.House is cleaned and my legs are slowly healing.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on April 26, 2012, 03:27:57 PM
I am making another Scarby trip- with Var! This time I get a whole weekend! See you there!
Busy here fighting Nargles. I think I have them vanquished for now. The Evil Peeps were especially bad this Spring! They were everywhere! Even at Sherwood. Brave members of Foktop are still fighting the good fight!
 Huzzah!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on April 30, 2012, 10:33:00 PM
 I had a lovely time at Scarby. I always feel close to Lord A there. He loved that faire so much. So many memories. Sad news about another Friend- Vandor, who has joined Lord A at the big Renaissance fest up yonder. A glass was raised in memory.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: C Dragonworks on May 08, 2012, 11:40:55 AM
At the rate things are going all of the Ren Faire is going to be up there!  I say stop it!!!! We need our friends here until they are old and tired then it is OK to go to the great ren faire in the sky!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on May 11, 2012, 09:35:35 AM
 Sad to loose good friends.
 I am having a rough time right now at Meow Manor. The attack of the nargles goes on.  Things are breaking faster than I can have them fixed.It is getting me down and discouraged. The latest was a very old Huge elm tree that came down in my back yard. It makes me sick to look at it. I called my tree guy- but no idea when he can look at it. I need guys with chain saws who want firewood?  Going back to Scarby for pirate weekend- or rather my evil twin will be there- just a day trip. Hang on to your gold and jewels! She looks needy!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on June 18, 2012, 02:33:18 PM
 My evil pirate twin had fun at Scarby! Thumbs up to the scotch tasting. Mych fun was had with Lady Paula and Huzzargh.
  Busy working to get the gardens around Meow Manor looking good again after the drought. For 2 years I was just keeping things alive- now I am actually enjoying gardening.
 Onward to the Parades and gatherings for Sherwood and the Celtic fest and see you at TRF.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on July 31, 2012, 11:28:49 AM
 Quiet time at Meow Manor. I am gardening and playing with the Royal Felines. Waiting for the Sherwood Celtic fest!  See you there!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Ginette on August 01, 2012, 09:40:34 AM
I can't wait for Celtic weekend, it wont get here fast enough!!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Sir Martin on October 15, 2012, 04:28:21 PM
It was wonderful spending some time with you on 1001 Dreams weekend, My Queen!   Thank you for lifting my spirits.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on October 16, 2012, 07:52:45 AM
 It was so good to see you Sir Martin! Big Hugs!!!
Sorry I had to rush off but I had been hunting the elusive Willow for ages! LOL. Will you be out to TRF again? My evil twin will be out next weekend!  Hide the rum and gold!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on October 16, 2012, 08:17:35 AM
 So sorry I missed TRF opening weekend. I over did the workload and my back was not co operating at all. After several visits to my torture doc and royal masseuse and saw bones I was able to make it out for Magical weekend!
 I wore Wizard garb in Memory of Lord A. His Birthday was Oct 15th.
 He was there in Spirit. I was so happy to be back among Fairmily!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on October 24, 2012, 07:06:05 AM
 My Evil Pitate twin really enjoyed herself at TRF this last weekend!  She was asked to escort a pitare from so Cal around tRF. 2 evil red haired pirates together! TRF will never be the same! Yo ho!
 Now on to Halloween!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on November 07, 2012, 12:39:14 PM
 I had fun at Halloween but got into too much cigarette smoke at the Sea Devil and had a headache for over a week. Had to go to the Dr twice before I got relief. Missed Roman weekend.
 I plan to go back this weekend- but I am having a hard time avoiding smokers at TRF.  I am bummed.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Trillium on November 07, 2012, 12:44:19 PM
Awww, glad you're feeling better my queen!!  Wonderful to see you finally Halloween weekend!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: DonaCatalina on November 12, 2012, 04:47:15 AM
I looked for you this past weekend; but never saw you. Hope you're better.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on November 15, 2012, 12:44:52 PM
 I did not make it Barbarian weekend. Sorry I missed you Dona Catalina!  I hope to be out this weekend - Highland weekend-and final weekend too.This has not been a good year for faire for me. Sigh.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: KeeperoftheBar on November 16, 2012, 12:17:01 PM
I kow the feeling, My Queen.  I shall not make it out to TRF for Celtic Christmas like I had hoped but I fear StudMuffin on the cobblestones would bother my hip too much.  This year is the first time I have only made it one weekend in the 22 years I have been attending TRF.

However, next year we shall be there making up for lost time.

Have a wonderful Holiday, Queen Bonnie.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on November 19, 2012, 04:06:03 PM
 You are missed Keeper! Big Hugs!  So sorry you can't make it. I will raise a toast to you and Stud Muffin! Those cobblestones are even difficult to walk on!!!
 Highland weekend was a good one. My weather spells worked well! Beautiful near perfect faire weather.Lots of lads in kilts and bagpipes!!!
 I saw many friends and had so many pictures taken. Someone even stopped me as I was trying to use the privy! I told them - "Make it fast"!LOL!
 When I got home , My Kitten ,Kismet was better! No mistakes to greet me!And I sold a crystal on my Etsy shop!!! Doing the happy dance!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on November 22, 2012, 06:59:47 AM
 Have a safe and happy and healthy Thanksgiving all!
 Headed out to TRF for closing then LARF! My evil twin and I get around! LOL!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on December 11, 2012, 12:04:21 PM
 Larf brought back so many happy memories of when Lord A and I went- years ago. I had a good time. The faire has gotten better. I Love smaller faires! Now I will create wands and staffs and rest up for Sherwood in Feb!
 Working on a lovely Diamond Willow staff today.
 The Royal Felines are happy I am HOME!!!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on January 17, 2013, 11:07:01 AM
 Not much going on here- until Sherwood starts next month! Looking forward to that!!!  ;D
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on March 26, 2013, 11:53:48 AM
 Sorry I have not been around- but busy with Sherwood Forest Faire! The last weekend is coming up. Why does faire time go by so fast?
 
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on April 24, 2013, 10:00:42 AM
 I survived Sherwood! Now on to Scarby this weekend! See you there!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on April 29, 2013, 09:12:28 AM
 It was so good to be back at Scarby! So many memories there. This was Lord A's last faire- now 6 years ago. Great to see so many old friends- and make new ones! Hugs to all!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on May 11, 2013, 10:32:56 AM
 Planning on another day trip to Scarby next weekend. Not sure I have enough magick to cool it off a bit! LOL.
 Big news! Getting an addition to the Royal Felines  soon. Another flame point siamese Kitten. Now Kismet will have Karma to play with.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on July 15, 2013, 06:15:02 AM
 I pop in now and then and am very upset to find spam! Off with their heads!I hate Spam almost as much as Evil Peeps!
 Busy at meow manor with Royal Felines and gardening.  That keeps me busy until TRF starts!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on July 15, 2013, 09:25:04 AM
 I am getting very cross! I don't like this Spamalot! Make it stop! I don't have time to deal with all the spam!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Rowan MacD on July 18, 2013, 09:53:11 AM
   Your grace-Rumors have it that the Peeps have something to do with it.  We are investigating!
   We will have to capture a few and toast...I mean...torture them for more information.   I hear that  they are particularly afraid of chocolate and graham crackers...Your loyal spies are stocking up on supplies.

   There is further intelligence that Spam is also delicious when tortured.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Rowan MacD on July 18, 2013, 10:13:08 AM
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Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Merlin the Elder on July 18, 2013, 01:58:41 PM
I just thought you should know that I'm LOLLING here...
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Rowan MacD on July 18, 2013, 02:11:14 PM
  I've been seriously missing the Peeps thread....
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on July 19, 2013, 10:00:52 AM
 I am here!I am trying to deal with the evil spam! Yes! I bet it is the Peeps that have been spamming my realm. Probably helped by Nargles!  Unite FOKTOP! We must put a stop to this evil spamming!  Kill the Peeps!!!And the sunglasses and ugg boots and whatever else they send at us!  They shall feel the taste of our swords!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Rowan MacD on July 19, 2013, 01:23:30 PM
 I do believe that the evil Peep on that throne is wearing the 'ugg' boots.  He likely has the sunglasses hidden!

 I will torture some spam over the flames of justice for during lunch for more information.   I can get about 4 of them on a sword.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on July 20, 2013, 07:19:39 PM
 Huzzah for all spam and peep torture!  Mash them together and run chariots over them?  I had 5 or 6 notices of Spam when I got home from my outing today. Blessed be to the wizard who removed the icky spam from my realm! Grammercy!
 We do not have one of those wise boxes that does everything and my owls are getting old and slow! Well- so am I.

Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: KeeperoftheBar on October 24, 2013, 06:45:46 AM
My Queen,
Will we have the honor of seeing you (or your evil twin) at TRF for All Hallows?
It has been too long since I paid my respects.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on December 21, 2013, 10:26:51 AM
 Please forgive me for being away so long! Problems with the Magick box then TRf - I finally get a chance to check in here! It has been a busy time! The Royal Felines and I are well. I am resting up before the next sherwood season!!!
 So good to see you on the final TRF Friday Keeper! Hugs!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on December 28, 2013, 09:38:56 AM
 Happy New Year to all. One of my new Years Resolutions is to pop in here more often!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Rani Zemirah on January 01, 2014, 03:42:37 AM
Wishing you and your familiars a wonderfully warm, safe and cozy Happy New Year, my Lady Queen!  Be well! 
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on February 07, 2014, 02:41:46 PM
 Thank you Rani Zamirah! Hugs!
 Now on to Sherwood.
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Queen Bonnie on May 19, 2015, 06:15:21 AM
 I have a ride! See you at Scarby- May 23rd! I need  faire right now! See you there!
Title: Re: News from Meow Manor
Post by: Sir Martin on May 21, 2015, 02:01:24 AM
Have a wonderful time at Scarby, Queen Bonnie!