Monday is for the Birds

Happy Monday everyone! Today is fun and games day, but first I must tell you that the treat crisis of yesterday was resolved. I went to Wal-Mart ( on a weekend I NEVER do that) and bought several bags of treats. 002

I know you all love bird TV. One of the cheapest birds to feed are hummingbirds. You can get a feeder for less than $5 and make your own mix, there is no need to purchase that red sugar-water. 002

For the food,you add 1 cup of sugar to 4 cups of water and bring it to a boil in a pan on the stove or in the microwave. I just heat it in the microwave in my glass measuring cup. Then let it cool before filling your feeder. We don’t completely fill the feeder because it would go bad in the heat before they can finish it. It is important to clean the feeder every time you feed because it will get moldy which wouldn’t be good for the hummingbirds.

Sammy had a great time yachting with Bailey the Boat Cat at Cat Scouts yesterday. His friend, Charles helped him find a great outfit.



  1. I’m so glad you mentioned about cleaning the feeder – some people don’t know to do that, and it’s dangerous for hummingbirds to eat food that has gone bad.

  2. Hooray fur the treats being refilled!

    And yes, the feeder has to be cleaned furry well. We have a furry small one, because that helps it from fermenting too. OMC!! Imagine a drunk hummingburd, MOL!
    We refill and clean it evfurryday! But its easy to access:)
    Isn’t it sweet when those little helicopter dudes sit on something?!

    1. That is really nice of you to clean it every day. My hubby is in charge of it and does it every other day. It is fun to watch them when they finally stay still.

  3. We don’t get hummingbirds in Britain but I love my bird table – usually full of sparrows and bluetits while collared doves, blackbirds, robins and starlings peck around the base. The birds love the bird bath too, especially the blackbirds, but I clean that frequently. As you say, I don’t think everyone realises that birds are susceptible to bacteria.

    1. A bird table sounds nice- you have a lot of variety. We feed cardinals, mourning doves, etc. in the winter, but not in the summer because of bears. I am surprised bears don’t go for the hummingbird juice.

  4. So glad the treat crisis has been solved! Also, it was a ton of fun at Scouts yesterday wasn’t it? YAY!

    Hugs, sammy

    1. Thank you πŸ™‚ My Sammy couldn’t stop meowing about how much fun he had.

  5. guys…we will pre tend that 98 purr cent oh de werdz……in thiz post….. that purr tain ta a sir tin “speeceez” …..iz knot heer & just say ……YAY for treetz N looks like a grate time sailin ~~~ β™₯β™₯β™₯

  6. We tried and tried and tried to feed the hummers only to have ants invade each and every time. No matter how I tried to thwart them the ants won. So I planted hummingbird plants instead.

    1. We hang our feeder on a shepherd hook so my hubby sprays the pole with ant spray and it seems to work. I told him I was afraid it would get into food, but he only spray the ends. I also have a little water cup that hooks on and you hang the feeder off of that so the ants get trapped in the water. Flowers are nice too πŸ™‚

  7. Glad yous all got tweats again. Dat’s just not wight to run out, not wight at all. MOL Sammy P looks pawsum. Da twip was so much fun.

    Luv ya’

    Dezi and Lexi

    1. The hummingbirds don’t mind if it isn’t red- and I am sure it is better for them too.

  8. We didn’t realize that you lived in an area where hummingbirds are living ! It looks like an amazing TV to us ! We’re glad your treats crisis got a happy end. Purrs

    1. Yes, we get hummingbirds from May-October. They are fun to watch for us humans and kitties too. Purrs to you too.

    1. Thank you. Yes, it is. I bet your Mum could find you some youtube videos of them to watch.

  9. Good work mom on the treats!
    We don’t have any humming birds here. We have humming flies and humming mosquito. The first we like the second love my mom when they bite her πŸ™‚

    1. I wouldn’t like any kind of mosquito biting me and those sound huge.

    1. I think everyone has lots of squirrels. Sorry you don’t have hummingbirds, they are fun to watch.

  10. Lady Ellen you are a warrier fur goin to Wal-Mart fur thee treetss!!! Yur a GRATE Kat Mumma!!!
    Purrincess Phoebe an mee share thee LUV of treetss an it cannot bee deenied!!! Mew mew mew…
    Pleeze give mee Rainbow Gurl mee <3 LUV <3 an lotss off ***kissess***
    Purrince Siddhartha Henry xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    1. All my kitties love treats, I am glad you have some too. I will give Pphoebe some kisses for you – and a hug too πŸ™‚

      1. Fankss fur sharin thee ***kissess*** frum mee Lady Ellen! Yur so nice an Purrincess Phoebe iss beeuteefull an sweet an mee finks mee will call her ‘Buttercup’…a gurl can nevurr have enuff nickynamess rite??
        Pleeze give Phoebe mee ‘Buttercup’ more **kissess** frum me….
        Purrince Siddhartha Henry xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

        1. That is a very sweet name and with her light colored furs she is a Buttercup. All my cats have several names πŸ™‚ Phoebe sends her love, but she is hiding under the covers on the bed- we had a storm at 4 PM and she is still there- wouldn’t even come out for dinner. XO

          1. Mew mew mew Lady Ellen mee had a few nickynamess also. Iss nice to have a few mee finkss!
            Iss mee buttercup Purrincess out frum UTB an eatin again?? Wee had a turriull Tee-storm thiss morning an mee almost jumped out mee fur!!!! Mee was runnina ll over an LadyMum let mee go inn thee bedroom closet. Then shee sat on thee bed an sang to mee an mee came out an shee cuddled mee an mee felt berry brave!!Aftur a while shee carried mee out to thee livin room n wee watched thee storm an mee was not scared anymore! Mee Rainbow Gurl wood bee proud of mee!
            Pleeze gie Phoebe mee ***KISSESS*** an <3 LUB <3
            ****paw kissess****
            Purrince Siddhartha Henry (no longer a fraidy kat!)

          2. I don’t go under the bed, I get right under the covers on the bed. I am a purrincess, I can’t sleep on a floor silly. That was nice of your Mom to sing to you and calm you down. If my Mom sang. there would be no safe place to hide. When she was in the college choir, she was asked to mouth the words- MOL πŸ™‚ I am very proud of my sweet purrince and I know you could protect me. Love, Your buttercup purrincess XO nose and paw kisses too.

    1. Sorry, I know you hate Walmart. I did stop going there for a year, I used to send the hubby to get the litter though ( it is cheapest). Then I started getting a few things here and there. With 15 cats, I need to get bargains wherever I can. I apologize in advance for Tuesday’s post.

  11. That hummingbird feeder sounds like a good idea. I buy a large bag of Stella and Chewy’s, not as cat food but I give them a few morsels as a treat. It is healthy, they love it and the cost is about the same per ounce as the treats.

    1. I will have to try that and see if my kitties will like it. I don’t like to do a lot of treats, but there is no stopping Grammie πŸ™‚

  12. **slapss paw over forehead**
    How could bee fink you mee Purrincess Rainbow Buttercup Phoebe gurl wood bee UNDER thee bed???? Pleeze accept mee humbull apawlogee. Sumtimess mee iss a bit silly πŸ˜‰
    Aunty Mingflower used to lie on her big pee-low with her yellow blankit over her when it stormed. Aunty Nylablue wood sit inn thee pedsestal bed an shee wood watch thee storms. Mee wants to bee brave like her….
    Mew mew mew Lady Ellen iss a bit ‘off-key’? LadyMum iss tone deaf an shee doess not know shee iss singin ‘off-key’ butt shee tries so hard how can mee not like her effort??? Mew mew mew..
    Mee was with you inn spirit sweet Phoebe; mee pawss rapped ’round you an mee purrin inn yur sweet littul ear…..
    ~~~head rubss~~~ an **nose kissess** an **paw kissess**
    Yu fairlee brave Purrince,
    Siddhartha Henry xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    1. You are my very brave purrince. When I hide under the covers, I pretend you are right near me. Nylablue was brave. Spooky is brave, he lets mOm vacuum him -that is what I have been told, I wouldn’t stay around to watch.Love, Phoebes XO- paw and nose kisses too my sweet boy.

  13. Mee-you mee can not emagine wantingto bee vacuumed!!! Butt sum katss DO like tee feel…..
    Mee will just stay under thee covurrss with you mee sweet littul buttercup!! Wee can meow storiess to each other an snuggle an have ‘happy nappy’ss’.
    Maybee you should ask Lady Ellen to put yur book of poe-emss an mee foto’ss under thee covurrss with you???
    At leest today there iss NO funder or lightning here; just rain, rain, rain…..
    ***paw kissess*** an ~~head rubss~~ an **nose kissess**
    Yur littul Purrince (oh so brave), Siddhartha Henry xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    1. That would be lots of fun and maybe we could have some toys and treats with us too- it would be like camping in our own little tent. You are my brave purrince XO Paw and nose kisses too.

      1. Yess let’s bring our fave toys an sum good treetss an maybe a boombox to lissen to musick…wee can snuggle an meow to thee songs an purrtend wee are campin!! Yur so brilliant mee buttercup sweetie!
        ***paw kissess*** yur littul cutie
        Siddhartha Henry xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

        1. That sounds like lots of fun, we have a portable dvd player too so we can watch movies like Stuart Little and Ratatouille. You are brilliant too my sweet poetic purrince. XO

  14. Oh oh can wee watch “Over The Hedge”???? It iss one of mee fave movies…
    Wee will camp out inn style…
    Do you have a favorite musick band or singer?? Mee LUVSS thee band U2…
    Now mee must find sum ‘Pupcorn’ fur us also!
    These stormss will not put a dampurr on our tie together!
    ***paw kissess*** an ~~~head rubss~~~ yur littul Purrince, Siddhartha Henry~~

    1. I have not seen that one, but if you like it then I know I will too. I like Frank Sinatra- my Mom always plays him when she is cooking. Mom always has Smart Food , that is popcorn with cheese on it πŸ™‚ Paw kisses and nose kisses and head rubs- oh my πŸ™‚

  15. MMMMM mee likes cheezy Smart Food poppycorn also!
    Thee movie iss grate an funny an sad an funny….an so amny anipalss!
    Mee doess not know Mistur Frank. LadyMum says hee was a ‘crooner’??? What iss thsat sweet Phoebe buttercup?? Mee has no idea what shee meenss…do you?
    ***paw kissess*** an ~~~~~head rubss~~~~~Purrince Siddhartha Henry~~~

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