MacKenzie Speaks: a little this, a little that…

Hi. I’m MacKenzie.

Handsome Cat
Have you been missing me?

The Mother of Cats and I have been very busy. May is always one of our favorite months as we can finally move back out into the yard to begin summer living in earnest. Here’s a little update on all that we have been up to:

The Mother of Cats cleaned the garage and then went out and bought all of these flowers for Yellow Boy and me…
Roses and flowers
but then she put them all into the front yard! I’m not allowed in the front yard. These are at the front window
…and these wax begonias and the alyssum are along the front walk. I love laying down in alyssum; don’t you? Why doesn’t she let me out front!! I think that it is high time that I threw a cat tantrum. She just doesn’t know how lucky she is!! Lots of people would just kill to have an alyssum-loving cat like me!
Cat and toys
Or I could just sadly dig around in my toy basket. Sniff. I’m not sure she loves me…
As soon as she got those flower into the ground it rained. Serves her right!! We stayed inside and made this little cat toy necklace together out of some stitch markers she made last week. See all of my cat fur in the picture? Funny, she didn’t add it to my basket the way I thought she would…
Bricked Garden
After days of rain it was time to move into the back. Do you remember Darwin’s Garden and the evil purple spiky flower? The plant that took over the garden and killed all of the other plants? I totally thought that old purple had won the fight, but look at what the Mother of Cats did to it… she dropped almost 800 pounds of brick on top of the plant, covering the whole garden, and then moved our garden swing on top. Hey. This is nicer anyway because now we’re in the shade!
Cat in swinging chair
Ha ha, purple plant! We win!
Rose Cuttings
She even took some cuttings from the Darwin rose before she dropped the bricks. They are going to a new Darwin’s Garden.
While we were out moving bricks (hey, I wanted to help. Why does she get upset when I’m in her way?) the cat next door came to visit. I don’t like him. I call him Enemy Cat. The Mother of Cats calls him Dobby after some Harry Potter character. Whatever.
I still keep my eye on him when he visits. He lives with the dogs next door, and if I get too close to him they bark. Hey. They have some nerve. This is MY YARD!!
The Mother of Cats finally poked him with the hose and chased him of. I like her style! We moved on to weed another flower bed. This garden has 5 rose bushes in it. Can you see them?
Oh, there they are!
There’s more gardens to weed, but the Mother of Cats has to buy more soil and flowers… That means we get to hang out in the swinging chair. That’s better anyway, because that way she spends more attention to me. Except when she tries to knit out here. I put a stop to that right away. Outside is for cats!!!

Next week we are going to put up the loom and start weaving. Woohoo!! You haven’t lived until you have put a warp on a loom with the Mother of Cats! This is more fun than a Christmas tree. Yarn chomping is tame compared with the fun of rolling in the warp!

Stay tuned. Next week should be a big one.

I’m such a good boy.

Can I have some cookies now?


Notes from the Mother of Cats: I also finished up every single WIP last month and completed the latest round of doctor visits and testing, but those will be new posts. I’m still trying to catch MacKenzie sleeping in the empty WIP basket. Every time I get up to get the camera he thinks I’m handing out cookies and comes running… rotten spoiled cat…

Author: Midnight Knitter

I weave, knit and read in Aurora, Colorado where my garden lives. I have 2 sons, a knitting daughter-in-law, a grandson and two exceptionally spoiled kittens. In 2014 I was diagnosed with a serious rare autoimmune disease called systemic sclerosis along with Sjogren's Disease and fibromyalgia.

20 thoughts on “MacKenzie Speaks: a little this, a little that…”

  1. MacKenzie: I hope you get to enjoy many warm sunny days out in the backyard. The backyard is the best. You should make friends with Enemy cat. Maybe they can tell you about living with dogs. It’s humorous a lot of the time:)

    The flowers look beautiful! You’ve got a lovely spot to sit and knit outside:)

    1. MacKenzie: the backyard is the best!! Pretty soon all of the bugs will be back and Yellow Boy and I will be able to chase grasshoppers and maybe even a garter snake!

      Thank you. I’ve really been putting a lot of energy into the yard, and the pay off is having the wonderful outdoor space for reading and knitting. Since Dobby the cat has appeared I feel like I need to stick with the boys while they are outside.

  2. Nice photo MacKenzie! 🐱

    Hi Mother of Cats! I hope you and your family are all doing well.

    I am happy someone is turning WIPs into FOs. My knitting is nonexistent.

    Your gardens look lovely. Way to win the battle with the Zombie weed!

    1. MacKenzie: Thanks! This photo is one of the Mother of Cats favorites. She took it while collapsed in an exhausted state on the couch (after gardening) while I was purring on top of her.

      I took the whole month to get the WIPs cleared out, butt I feel really good having all the stitch markers and needles cleared up again. I organized several large projects (yarn plus patterns) and am ready to dive back into the knitting fray again. Last night I cast on a shawl, but there is this new Stephen West sweater calling to me…

    1. MacKenzie: I am a handsome boy, aren’t I? The Mother of Cats says I am photogenic; Yellow Boy is afraid of the camera so his pictures are pretty awful. How lucky the Mother of Cats is to have me!

      Thanks for the garden feedback. I remains to be seen if I will keep these little guys alive. I put lots of that moisture absorbing gel and compost into the ground this time to improve my chances!

  3. Greetings fellow cat lover! Thanks for sharing this. I am a cat lover and we have just rescued three little cuties, Nera, Ebony and Ziggy. I have a poetry blog here on WordPress and today’s poem is about a cat I saw on holiday in case you have time to look? Have a good weekend, Sam πŸ™‚

    1. How nice to meet you. Both of my cats are rescues, too; MacKenzie had been surrendered by a previous owner because he was “bad”. He has a strong personality, but he is a great cat. I hope yours all have good stories too.

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