Wednesday, December 16, 2009

What Goes On Here?

Strange things are afoot at the home of The Painted Possum. Christmas is almost here, Santa is scrutinizing the girth of our chimney, hoping for a successful ingress and egress, and everybody seems to be acting a bit wacky.

Let me introduce you to some local characters, who truly make a house a home.

I believe this is Inspector R.D. Agan and his handy sidekick, Inspector Clouseau.

They have no doubt been pursuing their favorite passtime, searching for clues.

Does this picture kinda make you think of Bobby Horton?


And LOOOOOK! A purple dog named Duque!

Alas, time is up. I'll add to the mug shot collection tomorrow!

Now it's tomorrow, and here's Duque, sans purple coloring and quite obscure, with his new best friend, Buttercup.

Buttercup is a foundling who appeared at the front door of the library, and came home to live with us, having suffered dire injuries in what appears to have been an encounter with a car engine. She's thriving, but has lost the injured ear complete. This picture is before the ear fell off; we'll soon post a portrait of her as she now appears with only one ear.

And here's the little baby cat after the ear totally fell off the noggin. She's otherwise healthy and very active and getting a big fat belly. And she also loves to sleep in the Christmas tree.

Here's Buttercup in her favorite spot, the Christmas tree!

And here's Duque, who loves Buttercup so much, he had both his ears fixed just like hers!


Joanne Cage! said...

If that fat man comes down your chimney, tell him he'd better not come down mine, because he can't get out at the bottom. Besides, I don't want those reindeer stomping on the new shingles around my chimney. Bah--Humbug!

Have you seen the "Christmas Carol" movie starring George C. Scott?

Ramey Channell said...

Oh, yes! I've seen A Christmas Carol with George C.S. He's the best! I've also seen him in Beauty and the Beast, in which he's likewise the best. One of my favorite peculiar people. It's a wonder he's not residing at my house of hysteria.

Joanne Cage! said...

One of my favorites of his films is "They Might Be Giants." He believed he was Sherlock Holmes, and his psychiatrist (Joanne Woodward) was Dr. Watson.

Joanne Cage! said...

Duque and the kitten are precious. Post another picture of Little One-Ear.

Fran said...

So to see, the whole family is working in the "detective" branch!:):)
What a good deed Ramey!
Buttercup is a real lucky bastard.
I'm looking forward to see the new picture.

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

I love this post. Too funny. And I like Duque better purple. I can't see him in the other pic. Buttercup is even cute with one ear. Lori Ferguson Jenkins has a dog that you'll probably want when you see it. It's a homeless dog and very cute. But I won't tell you about it because then you'll want it.
I have to tell you this: the secret word that I have to type below in order to post this comment is "hymine." Can you believe that?

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

I love Beauty and the Beast with GC Scott. But I started watching that Christmas Carol movie a couple of nights ago and got bored and stopped watching. I know it must have been good. I was probably just distracted somehow.
Now the secret word below is "annes." One could put the two together and you would have, well never mind.