The Big Piney Woods Cats

Monday, March 20, 2006

Heidi and Duke

This is our Mom, when she was a little wafer, about twelve to fourteen years old. It was taken in Brainerd, Minnesota, at her parents house, with another "cat that came before us" she named Heidi. Heidi, as you can see, was a little tuxedo kitten. The big guy sitting on the floor is Duke, the spotty dog.

Mom says she has alway been 'lergic to animals. She sneezes lots and has trouble breathing. Back in the 'good old days," when this photo was taken, there wasn't anything for allergies. Now they have stuff you can take, pills and inhalers.

She also told me she has "pop beads" around her neck. She wonders if anyone remembers them.


Note from Mom: The little cat I called Stranger hasn't been seen the last few days; maybe just passing through. Probably for the best, I wouldn't want Mistrie upset, or worse, by an intruder. The outside is her domain, it belongs to her, solely. She is so happy with springtime, running and playing. The worst of the weather is behind her now, she, like us, is looking forward to grass and flowers. She seemed to know today spring arrived, her demeanor changed.

Posted by One Of The Girls at 6:36 AM


  • Blogger Oreo posted at 6:40 AM  
    Purrrrrrty kitty!
  • Blogger Edsel/The Pooch posted at 7:11 AM  
    my Mom 'members pop beads. she used to get them from her gramma.
  • Blogger The Meezers posted at 7:37 AM  
    We're glad Mistrie is happier now. Our mommy 'members pop beads too.
  • Blogger Les Trois Chats posted at 8:09 AM  
    Our mom has lots of allergies, too. She is more allergic to dogs, and so is the boy (lucky for us, huh?). So they take their pills and use their inhalers - not just for us, but for grass and trees and stuff, too.
  • Blogger George, Tipper, Max & Misty posted at 9:36 AM  
    Our Mom, being older than dirt she says, remembers pop beads, too. How do you think I'd look in them?

    The Crew
  • Blogger Scooby, Shaggy & Scout posted at 9:54 AM  
    I remember pop beads. My older sister had them. I'm a '60 baby so they were "before my time" Maybe the stranger kitty's people went on a trip & he got left out by mistake?...You're right, Mistrie pretty much "owns" your yard. I wheezed & coughed & sniffled as a child too. sss mom
  • Blogger The Meezers posted at 12:52 PM  
    Our daddy has 'lergies too. Since he werks far away from home and is not home during the week, it's a little easier on him. He likes to say that he gave Mommy a choice - him or the cats, and he losted. HAHAHA. So when he comes home, we makes sure to rub our dander all over him. - Miles
  • Blogger Beau Beau & Angie posted at 5:18 PM  
    Maybe our Dad has 'lergies too. Seems he can't breathe too good since we been here. Moms says he allays had a stuffy nose it's jus a little worse. He doesn't care he still luvs us.
  • Blogger William posted at 6:45 PM  
    My mom not only remembers them, a few years back she found some somewhere and bought them. She made my bro wear them for a little while. Well, maybe for about ten seconds.
  • Blogger Mrs. Mac posted at 10:22 PM  
    ahhhchewww! Sorry, I haven't had my alergy medicine today :) My daddy brought home a little gray kitten inside his suit coat pocket back in the early '60's when I lived in Utah. Poor little "Misty" ran away the next day :( I searched the cold snowy streets to no avail ... ahhchewww! Thanks for stopping by Toni & Patches (Hauser ...Wauser ... maybe we'll run in to one another some day when you visit your daughter.
  • Blogger one of us posted at 2:15 AM  
    Yeah Mom is 'lergic too. We like the picture of your geese. How cool. We also want to offer you concatulations on the nice write up Jasmin did of your blog. It is a very nice blog and Mom loved the pict of Mittens Pollypaws peeking over the barn wood. ~Merlin, Shadow, Ko Ko
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