Sunday, April 03, 2016

Can You Bear It?

If you're tired of photos of Habu, then just skip this post!

But I just had to share a few more, cuz he's so purr-fectly cute! And I only have a few more days with him before I leave at the end of the season...

Yes, I play hard, but I know when it's time to rest!
Aren't I cute?
Yes, I DO nap hard!
Hmmm! Share a bed with Heidi? I'll have to think about that...
Isn't this just the best position from which to help Mimi with her computer work?
Great spot for another nap!

Monday, March 28, 2016

Now That's a Bloomin' Bloom!

Happy Easter Monday to All!

The Chicago House rose garden is doing an astonishing job of putting out blossoms. In fact, I don't think I've ever seen such an overwhelming display in all the 12 seasons I've spent here. And the fragrance? Remarkable!

Monday, March 07, 2016


Yesterday, NoNa/Habu/Zorro discovered the joys of playing with a ball of yarn!

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Apologies and Promises... and a Little Kitten!

I am so very sorry for my failure to post much this season. And I have promised a certain someone (Et voilĂ , Sylvie, je tiens mes promesses!) to post this weekend! Perhaps this will create some blog momentum for me...

So many topics, but I must begin with the story of the kitten rescue that happened about a week ago. Artist Keli happened to be at the right place--outside Medinet Habu, at the right time--just when some adults (not kids!) were nonchalantly abusing a teeny tiny kitten. A woman, one of the vendors outside the temple, picked the kitten up and was showing it around, and then she tossed it into a donkey-cart carrying sugar cane. The three men with the cart then proceeded to throw the poor little one onto the road. Keli yelled at them and whisked the kitty from the road and into the care of the Chicago House Crazy Cat Ladies!

Kitten seems to be in good health, is eating up a storm, and is into extremely heavy kitty sleep. She loves being around (which really means being held by) people. And there are plenty of willing kitty-sitters here. Keli, as kitty rescuer, has naming rights, but since she has not chosen one yet, I have taken to calling her "NoNa", short for "No-Name". This name comes courtesy of my Daily Challenge friends (Thanks, SueSea Q!).

Enjoy the photos!

Keli and Kitten 
Sorry for the poor quality of the photo but once NoNa was ensconced, I couldn't budge!

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Balloons Over Thebes

Happy last day of 2015! I think I will be glad to move into 2016 and see if it's a happier year for the World. We can always Hope!

There were 12 balloons in the air over Thebes this morning. So I have decided to create a new tradition for the last day of any year--for every balloon in the air over Thebes the morning of December 31 there will be a full month of health, love, peace and prosperity in the new year! It's worth a try!

Happy New Year 2016!

Sunday, November 15, 2015

In Mourning...

Image by Frederic Pradier

My Beautiful Beloved Paris! I know there are many people who are saying that all this focus on Paris is hypocritical because we don't have the same reaction when it's Beirut or Yemen or Syria. Please excuse me if I disagree! I grieve every death inflicted by senseless terrorism. This weekend it just so happened to be my beloved Paris's turn. I am also appalled at all the haters who have come out of the woodwork, demanding that Islam be eradicated or that all borders be shut to refugees. No, folks, not going to buy any of that! Sorry for the diatribe, but that's just the way I feel...