The Adventures of TLC Cai-Cai on Friday—-Farm Adventures, MOTH, June 24, 2022

Mom and I had just come out of the house

Where I had been eating BREAKFAST!!!

I go out early, early in the morning

Just at Daybreak

Not Daylight


Why so early?

Gosh, there are things to do

Stuff to see

And MICE to catch!


Mom and I came out the backdoor together

Mom going over to feed the Humming Birds

And I, to walk with Mom


What is it?

Just as I saw IT, so did Mom

I saw Mom put her hand down by the It


No more IT

I wonder what happened to IT?

Oh, well, gone.

TLC Cai-Cai


The Adventures of TLC Cai-Cai on Friday—-Farm Adventures, For Mom, June 17, 2022

I was out and about

When I saw





A Lizard!

You have to be Extremely Fast

To Catch a Lizard.

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The Adventures of TLC Cai-Cai on Friday—-Farm Adventures, Those Who Live with Me, Friday, June 10, 2022


We have a chipmunk…

actually, two that live with me in the farm yard.  But Mom can never seem to get a photo of them.  These Chips are the descendants of two Chips

who were friends with Sam-Sam.

And Fuzzy.

And Boomer.  Now their great, great grands are friends with me.

Since Mom can’t get a photo of them, she is posting one she saw out on the farm—where I NEVER go.

We also have several ground squirrels who share the chicken feed with the chickens.

Once more these are the descendants of Stanly and Stewart and their lovely squirrel wives—Shirley and Shelia.

It seems whenever Mom is around and the squirrels are around, she never has her camera.  BUT— out on the farm, Mom saw a squirrel hiding behind his tail.  So cute-thought Mom.

We also have a family of bunnies.

Momma bunny told me it was much, much safer to hang around the farm yard, than the farm proper.  She knows, she was over by the equipment area when she grew up.

It was a dangerous and very scary place to live.

The Gambol Quails have migrated in to share dinner with the hens.  They are extremely fast.  (and, of course, Mom never has her camera when she is working in her yard.)

The pair of Gambol Quails have BABIES— that run and dart very fast.  I have a goal….no! No! NO!!!! I don’t.  Never!  I can’t even think of that goal!  EVER!!!!

One day I was a tad bored, Skitter Bug was close, I was bored so I hopped out from under the peony bush right on her back. (Mom saw).  Mom screamed NO!

She didn’t need to scream.

Skitter Bug turned around very fast and pecked the heck out of me, then when I fell over, she flew up and pounced on ME!

Let’s just say—hens are off the grocery shopping list. (Although to be fair to me, I didn’t want to eat her, just play with her.)

We have


and birds


lots of birds.


One day we had a hawk…


I had to hide in the wood pile.  Mom was outside and saw the hawk.  She yelled at the hawk—“SHOO! Go away!

(I’m not sure if this IS a hawk—any ideas?)

These animals in the farm yard are NOT your dinner.”  The hawk just looked at Mom, but he did fly away.

So—that’s the working list of animals in the farm yard.

Plus, Me, Dad, and Mom.

(We also have a badger…Mom…did you hear me?)

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The Adventures of TLC Cai-Cai on Friday—-Farm Adventures, Working with Mom, June 3, 2022

When Dad goes out to the farm with one of his HUGE, BIG, LOUD machines

Mom goes into her yard, or out by the farm buildings, or into the corrals, or something or other.

The second I hear the back door open and then shut

I know Mom is outside somewhere.



I stop what I’m doing and start looking for Mom.

Sometimes I look for Mom in a sneaky way—like hide here and there.

Hide under this.

Or that.

Then I walk very quietly to Mom

Sit down and wait for Mom to notice me.

Other times I run down the road

As fast as I can.

Soon as I get to Mom, I start rubbing myself all along her legs.

Either way, Mom always stops and gives me really nice rubs and pets

Then Mom ‘gets to work’

Sometimes that means dragging the hose all over the lawn

Or loading up the wheel barrels with shovels, rakes, and the hoe

Other times it means Mom sits down on the side of the flowerbeds and starts grabbing the weeds

No matter what Mom starts doing I hang around with her

I hang around

And around


This is so sooooo boring.

I don’t mind waiting and waiting if there is a mouse to torment


But just laying in the shade, under a big leaf, waiting on Mom


I’m done!

See you later, there are things to do, and mice to catch!

TLC Cai-Cai

The Adventures of TLC Cai-Cai on Friday—-Farm Adventures, Invaded by a BIG Machine, May 27, 2022

I was finally outside running free, free, free!

I checked here

And there

And over here

Then back behind here

Down the road

Behind the grain bins.

I was just turning around to head back to the house for



I heard a ROAR!

Not just a roar, but


It scared me so bad I ran under some weeds next to Dad’s tractor shed

The ROAR got louder and louder


I made myself as small as I could get—keeping my eyes peeled on the sound

Then out backed Dad and the tractor

OH! Yes! The TRACTOR! 

The scary thing that lives on the farm

Well, one of the scary things

Dad has five tractors—FIVE!  And they are all huge, green, with giant tires that could smash a cat flat and LOUD!

I mean LOUD!

I slunk way down to the ground where I got so flat I was part of the ground.

Then I waited there.  All still and tiny and flat.

As I watched, Dad fueled up the loud tractor, then headed toward the equipment area

That means the tractor, the VERY LOUD tractor has to go right by my hiding spot.

I made myself flatter and flatter


Dad is gone!

I jumped up—all fluffy and my full size again—and dashed away, away from the tractor shed and all those potentially



As I was dashing away I saw Mom come out of the Backdoor—

MOM! I yelled.

WAIT!  I need breakfast!

Mom waited.

Swooped me up, gave me a kiss on my kitty nose, and put me in the house

Where I got BREAKFAST!

Purrrr, purr, purr

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The Adventures of TLC Cai-Cai on Friday—-Farm Adventures, May 20, 2022

Just so you know—I wake up BEFORE Mom and Dad!  I mean BEFORE!  Like when the sky is still dark, but there is a tiny rim of light over there in the East and two BIG stars, one high and one low shining brightly.

Mom always gets up at 5:00 a.m., but I get up Before MOM!

Until Mom and Dad get up, I do things to help them get up: I run across the bed really, really fast. Then jump off.  I walk as heavy as I can up Dad, cross over the top of his head and the pillow, onto Mom’s head and pillow, and walk down her as hard as I can.

Then when Mom turns over on her back I walk up (HEAVY) and stop right on her stomach and stand hard and stare at her.  When she opens her eyes and starts to touch me I lay down fast and put my face right into her face and PURR!

Then Mom and I have a long, long, long pet/purr time before I get tired and jump up, push-off,  and jump down.

If Mom doesn’t get up right then I do everything I can to get her up—I sit in the window and try to climb the screen to get at the Swallows building nests onto the house, (That ALWAYS gets me yelled at).

When I get tired of all those things, and I want Mom to get up and get me some yummy food from a can, I CLAW the drapes.


Mom flings herself out of bed and yells at me to STOP; I run off fast into the kitchen where I wait.

Yep! Five O’clock! Time for mom to rise and shine!

The Day has Started!

Smirk, Smirk!

TLC Cai-Cai