Sunday, April 6, 2008

I'd Like That...

Rusty
~
If only I could be one of my kitties. Life would be wonderful. Stress free. All I'd really have to think about is which bed to sleep on, which lap to sit on, what food to eat (it's everywhere!) and who's desk to covet. Ah, to be one of my kitties. I'd like that.

72 comments:

The Queen said...

Wow, I get to be first! Yeah Me! Ah, but the pressure to say something special, something musical or profound....shazbott...all I got is, you could sleep anyway you wanted at my place if you were a kitty and I don't have any cats! I would love the idea that you would tolerant my presence and look at me as if you understood my jabber even if you didn't have a clue! At the moment...kitty vs my teenager...no contest!
You figure out who would be chosen..lol
Love ya sis...glad your writing again,
Shara
ps...thanks for visiting

bindhiya said...

Dear Suze,
Hope you having a beautiful day!
that is so true! cats, dogs, birds, butterflies all kind of animals have a stress free life...only humans have this much stress..
love you sweetie!
talk to you soon..
♥ & ((hugs))
bindi

krystyna said...

Hi Suzanne!
I'd like to say - if all kitties and all animals be with you - life would be wonderful!
I like that pic too
and I have a big ask:
Could I borrow your kitties pics and put them on my next post? (with your link). My next post will be about "animals feelings".
Please, answer me.

krystyna said...

Have a wonderful Sunday!

Travis Erwin said...

But I've never heard of a vegetarian cat.

Leah said...

I often wonder about what it would be like to be my dog, Pippin. He lives the life of a Dauphin! Lovely photo.

Leah (I have to think of a nice sign-off, because I sort of think of "xo" as yours!)

Leah said...

p.s. check my blog post because I changed the wording!

Dawn said...

ahhhh.... the life of a cat. Yup. I'd like to be a cat too :)

Suzanne said...

Hi Queenie/Sis!

Teenagers. I was one and can you imagine being my poor parents? I can't! I would not wish me on a single soul! Yup, I was a challenge and somehow my Mom survived. So did Dad. I love them dearly because now that I'm older, I understand. Oh...My...God! Isn't there a blog award for parents like that?! If not, there should be. I would have killed me! Seriously. I couldn't imagine being a parent and putting up with my amount of crap! That took just pure, raw courage. And I had 5 sisters who followed close on my heels. Oh, and 3 brothers. Holy crap. My parents are still fortunately alive and well. My mom has often said the challenge is what inspired her! That's one remarkable woman. Dad, he was kind of a hoot. He taught us all about heavy equipment and how do be a mechanic! I have no idea how to be a mechanic, but can change the oil, do lots of other little stuff, but know how to operate a whole hell of a lot of heavy equipment! Who needs some backhoe work?! Oh, and can I move your vehicle with a bulldozer or plow a driveway? Please. I need the practice because of course practice makes perfect.

XO

Suzanne said...

Oh Bindi...don't we know it! My life is so filled with it. I keep thinking it's gonna get better, but nope. It ain't! Rob's preparing for the Florida Bar Exam and as stressful as my life already is, it's worse. I detress on blogger, but then have to swim though that muck as soon as I leave. I keep thinking Brian will drop by to save me, but nope, he's gone bye-bye. So I'm floundering alone. Oh well.

XO

Suzanne said...

You are welcome to anything you want. I love you so much it isn't even a question of if, but when. I'd be honored to have photos on your blog. Love you dear and please tell mom I'll be by soon. (She is just too cute!!!)

Much love and thanks for stopping by,
Suze XO

Suzanne said...

Travis,

You little rascal. I let out a big old laugh. I imagine my life as a kitty being like one of those post cards with kitties playing poker, drinking and generally just causin' trouble. I would be wearing an apron and cooking vegetarian! Oh, and also playing poker. I play a mean game of poker! No, you wouldn't win. Trust me. I played with the best in college. I don't screw around when it comes to poker and fish. Penny ante anyone!? I brought my biggest and bestest extra large mayonnaise jar filled to the brim. *Rubbing hands together and waiting for the big thrill...calling over to the Wild Onion...* "Can someone bring me a drink? (bottled mountain spring water please)" I'll see you in my dust.

XO

Suzanne said...

Bindi...meant to say "destress." Just typing too fast.

Suzanne said...

Leah,

You screwed me. I knew it, but I couldn't quite put my finger on it! Yoooooooooooooooooooouuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu little rascal. I have pretty good recall and when something doesn't feel righ, it usually isn't right. I knew it. I knew it, I knew it, I knew it. Okay...new rule. I'm always right! Why? Because I'm rarly wrong. I don't forgive you for this one because I don't want to go to rehab, I say no, no, no. I hear ya sista.

XO

Suzanne said...

`1... Newman wrote that. God help us. I believe that means #1. YUP, HE IS!!! I'm trying to look up a Leah word. Give me a moment. Dauphine. Jesus Christ. Will you knock it off!? You know what dauphine means? It's a noun and the king of France's eldest son. Alright, that's it. I'm not lookin' up another one of your BIG words ever again. I know you're just screwin' with me now. I'm on strike.

Au revoir

Suzanne said...

Dawn...can you imagine. What a huge exhale!!!

Suzanne said...

Leah...lots of typos!

Gig said...

Suze,
Stress free sounds wonderful, I think I could get used to that life. Maggie is lounging right next to me. She also loves to type like ohno. She always makes me smile. I could be a kittie.

love you,
Gig

Skeeter said...

Ah, to be a kitty. Life should be so good. Thanks for stopping by dear. It's great to visit you with again!

Stephen Parrish said...

I don't believe in reincarnation, but if I did, I'd want to come back as my cat (who is also named Rusty), and I'd want me to pamper me. If that makes any sense.

floots said...

loved this
harry came onto my bed in the early hours after a tour of the garden
unconcerned that she was rain-soaked when i stroked her
soon purring
thank you

Suzanne said...

Gig,

If only life was wimple. I meant simple. Hey, it's almost 4 am! Give me a break! Sweet Pea is sleeping (now not) next to me and just looked up as I started laughing into the air!

Stress free. That's what I want my life to be. And I don't want any idiots around me either. Unfortunately, Rob has informed me the world is filled with stress and idiots. I told him "Then I'll move to the country." He implied it could get worse. Okay...I'm going over to The Wild Onion. And dance. Come join me honey.

XO

Suzanne said...

Skeeter!!!

You're alive. I just ran to your blog to read. Holy crap. I knew it had to be ugly. I'm just grateful you and your family are okay. Cecile and her family are okay too. Huge exhale. When you wrote about tonadoes in your youth my thought was "What about the animals?" And you wrote about them too. I knew it wouldn't be pretty, but I'm grateful you included them. Isn't life strange honey? We know something few others know. Absolute terror. What an odd thing to know about.

I love you. I'm so happy you and your family are safe. I love that town and yes, I believe in Native American folklore. You are in a very special place. Cherish it.

When you have some time, come on over to The Wild Onion. You'll have a blast. And I'm sure you noticed the "Final 4." All great teams...equal in almost every way. UCLA finally bit the dust. Ugh. Oh well...there's always next year. Right? ;)

Love you!!!

'54Bomber said...

Bliss :)
Rusty looks like he is in seventh heaven!
_______________________
Suze,
Thank you so much for the comments re our award to you.
You're too kind.
Love,
Mark, Jo and Helen.
p.s. The word verification is a tricky one. M

kylie said...

hey suze,
just dropping by to say i'm not forsaking you. i'm a little preoccupied with writing posts before they seem irrelevant, displaying awards i forget to collect, making sandwiches for school lunches, blah, blah, blah
Rusty looks happy as a pig in mud. can i come live with you?
take care
k

CIELO said...

Wouldn't that be nice! Oh how I would love to sleep in that sunny spot where Rusty is, and just as worry free as he is... ahhhh, oh!

Have a great day, my friend!

Cielo

krystyna said...

Thank you Suzanne!
Big hugs!

CSI Seattle said...

I wouldn't mind being a cat. I'd get to sleep 18 hours a day, eat whenever I want, and go back to sleep. It reminds me of my weekends as a teenager.

I hope you are well.

Brian

Suzanne said...

Gig,

Couldn't we all baby, but we gotta make a living!

XO

Suzanne said...

Gig ~ just realized I answered your comment twice! You got a bonus round.

:)

Suzanne said...

Well, well, well, Stephen Parrish graces my blog once again. It's been awhile. Did it take so long because you actually had to swim here from Europe?

I'm surprised you don't believe in reincarnation. Seriously. If I was fortunate enough to be reincarnated as a kittie, I'd like to be your Rusty too! And yes, I do understand.

Most of our kitties are named after Seinfeld characters, Rusty is no acception. He's named after the farting horse. Not because he's a farter, but because it's a terrific name. Especially because when he does something bad we get to say RRRRRRRRRRusty, just like Kramer! How'd your Rusty get his name?

Your posts have been amazing. I always love to lurk and comment when no one is looking. Thanks for stopping by. We'll talk soon.

XO

Suzanne said...

Floots my dear man,

Our kitty Maestro (The Maestro) is also named Motor because if you just touch him, he purrs. It's brilliant! He's our fat, happy cat. Weighs in at a whopping 22 lbs. Not because he eats more, but because he's a tabby. A former Vet said when concern was raised about his weight "I'm partial to fat cats because too many are undernourished or starving ~ Maestro's perfect." So, no matter what he does, he's perfect!

Honey, how did Harry get a man's name?! Wet or dry, they're nothing like a kitty who loves you. You're a lucky man.

Love you my dear,
XO

P.S. And thank you for your amazing blog.

Suzanne said...

Mark!!!

Thank you so much my dear. Oh my goodness, what an honor. Honestly, when I saw if I was overwhelmed and cried. It's been a very difficult week here and to receive something so thoughtful and beautiful made my heart sing. You're too good to me.

And yes, Rusty is a very lucky kitty. I remind him often because sometimes he's a bad kitty! But he just goes merrily on his way as if he doesn't have a care in the world. Go figure. They're all a bunch of spoiled little brats, but I wouldn't change a thing.

:) Love you all, and thanks again ~ XO

Suzanne said...

Kylie,

Of course you can come live with us. Bring the wee ones and the animals ~ there's room for all. Bring the car too. I can't fit everyone in mine. I've been trying to catch up on comments and haven't eaten. Can you make me a sandwich too honey? Oh, and bring that purple flowering shrub. I covet that thing!

Love you,
Suze

Suzanne said...

Cielo,

Oh how I would love to sleep so peacefully in the beautiful, sunny spot, but he hogs it! He's a very happy kitty.

The roses are about to burst. Lots have opened, but the big ka-bang is yet to take place. I'm waiting with my camera for my June feature! Can hardly wait!

Love you,
Suze ;)

Suzanne said...

Krystyna,

You're more the welcome. Thank you!

XO

Stephen Parrish said...

Did it take so long because you actually had to swim here from Europe?

Your blog is taking longer and longer for me to view because you display all of your posts on the main page. Go to Customize, Settings, Formatting, and then show X (say, 10) posts on the main page, and your blog will pop up much faster.

Suzanne said...

Dear Brian,

Well, I was going to prove Ms. What's Her Name wrong as promised, and wait 3 days to respond, but I'm a classic blogger. I ran helter skelter, reading, checking, rereading, rechecking, etc. It was brilliant! I did you proud and loved every minute of it!

It's nice to have you here finally. I've missed you terribly. We all have. You're so formal with me. Honey, I'm the most relaxed person you'll ever meet, so lets order that pizza you wrote about over on Leah's and get a good beer, put our feet up and relax. Well, perhaps I should rephrase that. I'm relaxed if I'm not p*****.

We didn't win Leah's socks. I thought I was a shoe-in with all the info I gave her about size, color, make, model...the whole 9-yards. Nope, she went with another knitter! I'm going to hold a contest and make sure she doesn't win. You can enter honey, perhaps you will.

Love you and it's so nice to see your face and hear your voice,

XO

P.S. Good luck with the orals.

Suzanne said...

I know, I know, I know. Edit before you post. Lets is Let's. My bad.

;)

Maithri said...

You are wonderful my friend!

I've been havin a little bloggin break for a little while... I was sorry to hear about your beloved cat... I replied to your comment on my blog...

Take some time out for you my friend, Breathe, relax, and put your feet up...

Be gentle with yourself,

Love and hugs, M

ShutterSpy said...

Really sweet picture!!! :-D

Random Chick said...

I'd love to be one of my cats too! Except they are both kittens still and run around the house chasing each other...see this post:

http://confessionsofarandomchick.blogspot.com/2008/01/lol-cats-feline-500.html

Still, it would be fun! Hope you are doing well! I saw that you commented on my "spiritual blog." I haven't posted there in a few days because I haven't been feeling too spiritual lately...maybe I should just post and that will get me into the spiritual mood. Anyway, thanks!!! :-)

Skeeter said...

Hi Suzanne,

I think all the animals are alright after this set of storms that has blown through. The tornadoes were fairly small and isolated. I do have some animal pictures though - wild turkeys, coots, ducks, geese and all. I''' post the images soon.

INNER VOICES said...

*turns on suz's computer and changes background to to picture of himself, pets kitty backwards and musses up its fur and runs off*

Cecile said...

So simple, yet so powerful. I hope you are feeling better and I am glad you enjoyed the book.

Suzanne said...

~~UPDATE~~

I'M SICK AGAIN!!! SOME SORT OF BUG. I'LL BE BACK AS SOON AS I'M FEELING BETTER. THANKS FOR COMMENTING AND I'LL WRITE AS SOON AS I'M ABLE DEAR FRIENDS.

XO

Gig said...

Suze,
Hope you are better real soon, take care and gets lots of rest, lots of fluids, we will all be here when you get back...

Miss you and love you,
Gig

Cecile said...

Just checking on you, I'll call and ask Rob how you are doing. Get rest and feel better soon.

Jim said...

I am a close friend of Krys
and every friend of Krys is my friend too


except Keshi
be my friend?

Deepak Gopi said...

Hi Suzanne
It appears that the cat has eaten the mouse and taking rest for digesting.

Random Chick said...

Hi Suzanne!

Hope you are feeling better! When you get a chance, swing by my blog. I've given you an award!! Yayyyy!!!!

:-)

Leah said...

I really hope you feel better today--well enough to enjoy the lovely spring all around!!!

xo,

Leah

CIELO said...

Just passing by to say hi.... and whish you a lovely weekend.

Cielo

'54Bomber said...

G'day Suze,(may I call you, Suze?)
Have a lovely weekend and get well, soon.

Suzanne said...

Stephen,

I cut it to 15. Is that better? If not, I'll try 14! If not, I'll cut it to 10, but only as a last resort!

Thanks for the helpful tip and instructions.

Hope you're having a great day. I've visit soon.

XO

Suzanne said...

Maithri,

Hello my dear. Thank's for the kind and beautiful words written here and on your blog. I'm grateful you're in my life. You helped so much. Thanks too for taking time out of your busy life to respond, it honestly mattered.

I'm glad you were able to take time away from blogging. I've given it serious thought numerous times. I agree I do need to kick back and take some "Me" time as well. And I will. Serious ME TIME!!!

I'm exhaling as we speak. Thank you for caring. You know I adore you.

With my love,
Suzanne XO

Suzanne said...

Shutterspy!

Hi honey! I'm trying to play catchup after getting sick again. Will be over in the next day or so.

Hope all is well.
XO Suz

kylie said...

hey suze,
i knew you were sick and i was thinkin of you. it's good to see you chatting with everyone again
take care
k

Ludmila M. said...

Dear Suze,
How´re doin´now?I hope you´re feeling better than yesterday..Thanks for always stopping by..
XOXO

kylie said...

Suze, you asked if you should be concerned about being off peter's blogroll....he say's not to worry and he'll be in touch soon.
love,
k

krystyna said...

Hi Suzanne!
Wishing you Peace, Love and Harmony!
Have a beautiful Sunday!

Skeeter said...

Hi ya! Happy weekend :-) Talk with you later.

The Bella Paradiso said...

I don't know how you can read all 63 comments! What a beautiful blog page. I love everything about it. I love the black background. I love the paintings. I love your new hair color. I like that you admit to being long-winded and I love the cats, because I love cats and my new husband is allergic so my life has to be catless and I hate that. Visit me sometime...I am new!

Mr. Shife said...

I am so glad that you decided to comment on my blog. Since we are forever bonded by our coolness awards we need to stay in touch. I do lurk but not too much. I just figure when someone is ready to comment on my blog they will. I usually say something that will push them to publish their comment. Anyway on to your latest blog. I do envy my fat basset Quincy on the time. I mean the dude has his own personal servant - me. I feed him, walk him, pick up his poop, clean him, etc. I also envy him because he can lick himself well you know where. I can't be too vulgar on my first visit.

Whiney Momma said...

Awww...so cute. Yes, think I'd like to be a cat too!

Robyn said...

Suze! It's like a breath of fresh air in here! *breathing in deeply* Yes, smelling the roses...stopping here to do that my dear friend. Oh Suze, life! My birthday is on the 16th and I am so bummed out about it! You know what I mean...well probably not, you have lead a very full life! It's one of those moments in one's life, where it knocks you back and makes you re-evalute where one is in life. That is where I am as of now...just reeling a bit but that is where I am. Sucky job, no real adventure, no real talent...!
Ohhum! Well how are your wonderful ferals..cute as bugs?! Getting bigger by the moment. It is warming up as we speak...it hit 90 today, here in Elk Grove. I know can you believe that? I think it is going to be a hot,sticky summer...aagghhh! I will try to make my days off down at the coast for sure! I do not like over 100 degree weather!
Well my darling friend, I have missed you and relish all that you do! It was good to be missed and I too have missed you and the others! I will be over at the cafe, having something, anything at this point...lol!
Love ya!
Robyn

Suzanne said...

I'm sorry, I have to take Robyn out of order. Why? Because she needs me and I need her.

Oh honey, you know what, I have denied the last 5 years. I have refused to acknowledge my birthday. I don't want cards, candles, cake, phone calls, anything. I like to pretend I'm still a wide-eyed woman with dreams. Yet, reality seems to encroach. Probably because it should. You can't stand still. I know that. But, I honestly think woman go through a major mid-life crisis, way more powerful than men. It honestly hurts to look at what you didn't do than what you did. It is painful, mind-bending, heart wrenching. I know you know what I mean. Honey, we all love you so much and we all know. Perhaps some of us more than others (but they'll get their chance!!!), but we know none the less. I was coming home from the park today and while going way too fast on 80, looked out at the mountains and Tahoe and over the universe and thought "Life is hard." And you know what? It is. I'm almost 50 and think "Well, when's it gonna get easier?" I don't know? Perhaps never. Maybe that's the lesson. We're here to learn something and it isn't always easy.

And no honey, my life isn't a dream. It's hard work.

I love you with all my heart,
XO

Suzanne said...

Robyn, give me your address via my email. Trust me, you won't regret it. Just do it.

XO

bindhiya said...

Sweetie,
Thank you for your kind words and love..I miss you too..
hope you having a good day..
am going to post something at the cafe... :)

love you to the sky and back
((hugs))
bindi

Suzanne said...

Bindi,

I love you. With all my heart.

XO

Skeeter said...

Hi Suzanne,
Still love the long tall kitty pose. It's great. Am looking forward to seeing some more of your happy go lucky kitties. Best wishes!

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