Memorial Day Ride for the Kitties

June 1

The Fat Boys didn’t show up for the morning walk from Big Ole. I guess they forgot the old Tom Hanks paraphrase: There are no holidays in retirement! That means I was legally and morally obligated to go for a walk with the Super and the Tasmanian Devils . . .

[The Super saddles up the Rolls Royce of kittymobiles . . .]

To err is human, to purr is feline. ~ Robert Byrne

If cats could write history, their history would be mostly about cats. ~ Eugen Weber

[As we pull away to the west, our association disappears in the rear view mirror . . . ]

In ancient times cats were worshipped as gods; they have not forgotten this. ~ Terry Pratchett

[Every view of water throughout is of Lake H2Obert from the west side of the lake . . . ]

The problem with cats is that they get the same exact look whether they see a moth or an axe-murderer. ~ Paula Poundstone

[A cutback through a church parking lot to see how the Devils are doing . . . ]

Cats can work out mathematically the exact place to sit that will cause most inconvenience. ~ Pam Brown

When Rome burned, the emperor’s cats still expected to be fed on time. ~ Seanan McGuire

I had been told that the training procedure with cats was difficult. It’s not. Mine had me trained in two days. ~ Bill Dana

As anyone who has ever been around a cat for any length of time well knows, cats have enormous patience with the limitations of the humankind. ~ Cleveland Amory

I gave my cats a bath the other day … they love it. He sat there, he enjoyed it, it was fun for me. The fur would stick to my tongue, but other than that… ~ Steve Martin

The phrase ‘domestic cat’ is an oxymoron. ~ George Will

[Coming back home by way of the lakeside . . . ]

No amount of time can erase the memory of a good cat, and no amount of masking tape can ever totally remove his fur from your couch. ~ Leo Dworken

[That’s the cats’ home on the right side of the duplex – they let us live there too . . . ]

[Home again on the patio . . . ]

There is, incidentally, no way of talking about cats that enables one to come off as a sane person. ~ Dan Greenberg

[Ruthie made this panorama . . . ]

BONUS COVERAGE – at no extra charge, the Super’s flowers from today

If you think squash is a competitive activity, try flower arranging. ~ Alan Bennett

Even if you think the Big Bang created the stars, don’t you wonder who sent the flowers? ~ Robert Brault

If you want to say it with flowers, remember that a single rose screams in your face: ‘I’m cheap!’ ~ Delta Burke

Bee to the blossom, moth to the flame; Each to his passion; what’s in a name? ~ Helen Hunt Jackson

Aerodynamically, the bumble bee shouldn’t be able to fly, but the bumble bee doesn’t know it so it goes on flying anyway. ~ Mary Kay Ash

At my age flowers scare me. ~ George Burns

The bird, the bee, the running child are all the same to the sliding glass door. ~ Demetri Martin

I sent my flowers across the hall to Mrs. Nixon but her husband remembered what a Democrat I am and sent them back. ~ Bette Davis

If you look at somebody like Sam Bee, she got to create her own thing without any expectations that there was a show there. That was probably liberating for them. ~ Larry Wilmore

What a kid I got, I told him about the birds and the bees and he told me about the butcher and my wife. ~ Rodney Dangerfield

If the English language made any sense, lackadaisical would have something to do with a shortage of flowers. ~ Doug Larson

Roses are red, violets are blue, I’m schizophrenic, and so am I. ~ Oscar Levant

People talk about mumblecore but I prefer bumblecore, hyper-realistic bee movies about how bees really are. ~ Mindy Kaling

Britain’s most useful role is somewhere between bee and dinosaur. ~ Harold MacMillan

I love, for example, ‘Full Frontal with Sam Bee.’ I just love her show. ~ Mick Foley

I think I’m a somewhat nervous bee who just wants to conform. Which, I guess, is common in bees. ~ Mathew Broderick

Weeds are flowers too, once you get to know them. ~ A. A. Milne

Our national flower is the concrete cloverleaf. ~ Lewis Mumford

I hate flowers—I paint them because they’re cheaper than models and they don’t move. ~ Georgia O’Keeffe

Up Next: The excitement is just beginning . . .

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