Tuesday, December 30, 2014

It's coming! I can almost see it...I'm going to wait right here until it gets here!  



I'm not worried, I'll know it's arrived when I hear all the pops and bangs and see all those pretty lights in the sky (I'm not crazy about the big boomie ones though)

Less than twenty four hours to go! So while we wait;

We want to say happy birthday to B. Kilban who is famous for his cat drawings. Check some of them out here; http://www.eatmousies.com/

Did you know that tomorrow is National Happy Mew Year For Cats Day?   http://www.examiner.com/article/happy-mew-year-for-cats-day-purrfect-holiday-rings-the-mew-year

And, FYI...January is National Diet Month, Prune breakfast month, National Soup Month, National Egg Month, National Wheat Bread Month, National Oatmeal Month and National Be On Purpose Month.

So, we'll keep watching out for it and you get ready to have a HAPPY NEW YEAR!


Noodle and crew

Friday, December 26, 2014

                     So... just what the heck is Boxing Day?



We wanted to say Happy Boxing Day to our friends out there in England and the other countries that celebrate it but we got to wondering just what Boxing Day is...So we went on the interwebbie and here's what we found...
http://britishfood.about.com/od/christmas/p/boxingday.htm    

Now you have the answer...that is something we here at It's Noodle try to do, give you answers to all kinds of questions, be they important, weird or obscure.
We look forward to yet another year of bringing you the senseless and sensational as well as the poignant and important stories that are in the news and sometimes not in the news but should be.

Have a safe and happy weekend and Happy New Year!!!!!


Noodle and crew

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

                              
      Noodle's Truthie Tuesday..."there are no sides here..."

 
 
With rallies throughout most of the United States and elsewhere in the world... to protest senseless killings by police officers...
With two police officers senselessly killed...
This conversation can not have sides if you are truly going to move forward.
Too many of your conversations are based in who is right and who is wrong...someone once said, "I have matured to the point where I don't have to be right all the time...there are no right or wrong answers or opinions, there are only different points of view."
Sadly you humans get so caught up in finger pointing and defending your positions that you don't get past those things to correct the issues at hand...

So, I came up with a little nudge to get you going...read the words, listen to the song then e-mail this post to four friends and ask them to e-mail that post to four friends and so on, and so on, and so on...

After all; You really do hold the key to love and fear in your hands, and it only does take one key to
unlock them both. And it really is there at your command.
So, COME ON PEOPLE, NOW...

http://vimeo.com/71869912



THE YOUNGBLOODS, "Get Together"

Love is but a song to sing
Fear's the way we die
You can make the mountains ring
Or make the angels cry
Though the bird is on the wing
And you may not know why

Come on people now
Smile on your brother
Everybody get together
Try to love one another
right now

Some may come and some may go
We shall surely pass
When the one that left us here
Returns for us at last
We are but a moment's sunlight
Fading in the grass

Come on people now
Smile on your brother
Everybody get together
Try to love one another
right now

If you hear the song I sing
You will understand ( listen )
You hold the key to love and fear
All in your trembling hand
Just one key unlocks them both
It's there at your command

Come on people now
Smile on your brother
Everybody get together
Try to love one another
right now


Have a terrific Tuesday!

Noodle and crew




Friday, December 19, 2014

Here comes Santa Clause, here comes Santa Clause... OK, does anybody see this guy? Hey you... up here!
                                                   


NEWS FLASH! We now have a contact me tab! So please feel free to contact us anytime....


Okay, so let's move on...

This has been on my mind for a while now, so here goes...
Sometimes I think people don't hear what they say when they say it. At least I hope that's the case...it's better than the alternative I guess. I still can't help but wonder why people see themselves as so drastically different from the next guy! I mean you are all people right? So what could be so different that you have to hate each other and kill each other and be afraid of each other even when you don't know that person you are so afraid of?
Cats come in all different shapes, sizes and colors but as long as you don't steal my treats It's all good...
Maybe you humans could take a lesson from us cats ( I hear dogs are pretty good about this stuff too).
The thing is if you people don't have a discussion this is what happens;
http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/cleveland-police-demand-apology-browns-protest-tamir-rice

and this; http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2014/11/30/brandon_mckean_michigan_cop_stops_black_man_for_walking_with_hands_in_his.html

and this;
http://www.vox.com/2014/11/24/7275297/tamir-rice-police-shooting

let's face it I could keep going but hopefully you get the idea...now, have the talk! Have it with the woman at the bank, the young man who bags your groceries. Have it with your Grandmother, your mother, your dad, the person who cuts your hair or mows your lawn. The person at in line at the drugstore or while you are waiting for your car at the mechanic...point is you've got to talk!

We want to send our love and hugs to the families of the victims of Sandy Hook...just remember they live with what happened every single day.
http://abcnews.go.com/US/sandy-hook-families-fight-gun-maker-move/story?id=27616657

Now for something no so serious...Ted Cruz!
He's back.... not that he ever went away. He was just craving the spotlight...
http://www.dallasnews.com/news/politics/national-politics/20141215-republicans-blame-ted-cruz-for-string-of-year-end-obama-confirmations.ece

Tom Coburn is apparently trying to carve out something to be remembered by and so he's holding up not one, not two but three bills in congress just as he's getting ready to leave, and not just any bills! One of them is The Suicide Prevention Program For Veterans Bill, What a guy!,     http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/12/15/1352015/-Will-Sen-Tom-Coburn-single-handedly-block-a-suicide-prevention-program-for-veterans

And let's not forget Dick Cheney the man with one of many a hearts... although we are not quite sure what it's made of. Mr. Cheney was on Meet The Press last Sunday explaining why torture isn't torture; http://www.huffingtonpost.com/andy-ostroy/post_8721_b_6330730.html


And lastly an absolutely beautiful song for Christmas.... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cjNfkbQr5zc


Have a wonderful weekend!

Noodle and crew



Wednesday, December 17, 2014

                   Not So Much A Wordless Wednesday....


 
 
We just didn't want you to miss this just in case you didn't see it on Monday night....
 
 
Have a great Wednesday!
 
 
Noodle and crew


Monday, December 15, 2014

                            It's Holiday Music Monday...
These great singers wander about through the city of Seattle during the holidays and sing of holiday magic and good cheer. They have been at it since 1978...This video was over two minutes long but the interwebbie and Mr. Computer won't let us load the whole song...but you get the idea...

Take a listen to The Dickens Carolers..... and find out more at; www.dickenscarolers.com


video
 
 

 

Have a holly, jolly, merry, merry Monday!

Noodle and crew

Friday, December 12, 2014

It's Time For Sticky Paws And Hairballs vs. Kitty Kisses And Fuzzy Hugs (holiday style) ...



I could be wrong but this may have been what they had in mind when they said I would probably play with the tree...


First up a sticky paw upside the head to TGI Fridays who have been decking their halls with drones! Yep...they are hanging mistletoe on drones that then fly around some of their restaurants stopping to hover above couples ( although I'm not sure how a drone knows if two people are in a relationship) where upon the couple is expected give each other a big holiday smooch ...
http://videos.huffingtonpost.com/entertainment/celebrity/tgi-fridays-delivers-mistletoe-by-drone-518545674
What could possibly go wrong? http://gizmodo.com/tgi-fridays-dumb-mistletoe-drone-cut-sombodys-face-open-1668233262

A big fuzzy hug to pet tech! Even cats and dogs love to get new techie stuff... check these out;
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/11/25/the-hot-pet-tech-gift-for_n_6221298.html?1417630076&icid=maing-grid7%7Cmain5%7Cdl21%7Csec3_lnk3%26pLid%3D576267

The holidays are right around the corner and we think congress deserves a big hairball in their stocking for bringing back the gift that keeps on giving...the anticipation of yet another government shut down!
Oh joy!; http://www.aol.com/article/2014/12/12/senate-to-take-up-1-1t-bill-to-keep-govt-running/21115492/?icid=maing-grid7%7Cmain5%7Cdl1%7Csec1_lnk2%26pLid%3D580823

A big fuzzy hug to diving right in: http://mom.me/home/16434-animals-play-snow-first-time/

A fuzzy hug to Ellie DeLano for her article; "The Cat That Has My Back";
 http://www.blogher.com/cat-has-my-back-1?wrap=blogher-topics/worklife/pets&crumb=178

And finally, here are a couple of lip smacking, kitty kissable recipes for homemade doggy treats BUT if you make them into small nuggets they are great cat treats too! This recipe is from Ina Garten, aka; The Barefoot Contessa; http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/whole-wheat-and-peanut-butter-dog-biscuits.print.html they would make a wonderful holiday gift for your favorite furry friend!
Here's one from Giada De Laurentis too! http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/giada-de-laurentiis/peanut-butter-dog-bone-treats.print.html


Have a wonderful weekend!


Noodle and crew

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

                    Some Winning Words On Wednesday!!!!!!
 
 

 
                           (The three winners...that's Noodle in the right hand corner)                                  


Hey everybody!We were among the three winners of the BlogPaws October Adopt A Shelter Pet Photo Contest!  www.blogpaws.com 
Check it out at; http://community.blogpaws.com/photo/albums/adopt-a-shelter-pet-month-photo-contest
We want to thank the judges and Natural Balance.(we are getting a gift basket from Natural Balance), Wow! http://www.naturalbalanceinc.com/



Have a great Wednesday...

Noodle and crew

Friday, December 5, 2014

                          A Few Things For The Weekend...


Today we are continuing on with the second instalment of Cats Who Served In The Military;

                                                                      Spy Cats

During the cold war, the CIA attempted to transform an ordinary domesticated house cat into a sophisticated bugging device as part of Operation Acoustic Kitty. The idea was to surgically alter
cats so they could eavesdrop on Soviet conversations from park benches and window sills.

The project began in 1961when the CIA implanted a battery and a microphone into a cat and turned its tail into an antenna. However, the cat wandered off when it was hungry a problem that had to be addressed in another operation. Finally after 5 years, several surgeries, intensive training and 15 million dollars, the cat was ready for its first field test.

The CIA drove the cat to a Soviet compound on Wisconsin Avenue in Washington DC and let it out of a parked van across the street. The cat walked into the road and was immediately hit by a taxi.
Operation Acoustic Kitty was declared a failure and completely abandon in 1967.

OK, we have no idea if there is any truth to this tail... but we got it from a reliable source... the internet!

Next up;

Did you know that it's possible that without refrigeration Ronald Regan might not have become president...
Want to know why? http://thecolbertreport.cc.com/videos/v06v9z/steven-Johnson


Check out Jen Bingham's open letter on McSweeney's titled; An open letter to myself when I had seven cats; http://www.mcsweeneys.net/articles/an-open-letter-to-myself-when-i-had-seven-cats


And finally, Jimmy Fallon and Brian Williams slow jam the news; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D25l1SWOF9M


Have a great weekend!


Noodle and crew



Wednesday, December 3, 2014

 A Very UnWordless Wednesday!

 
What do the tea party and the Republican party not have in common? Sounds like the first line of a great joke right? But...no, many tea partiers really like the idea of being able to create their own energy and not having to pay a third party so much for it. Err go many are in favor of solar panels and wind power. The rank and file Repubs on the other hand are very indebted and beholden to the big energy companies who have backed them and donated money to many of their campaigns...therein lies the problem.
The big energy companies like Koch and Duke, want to see solar and wind energy stopped dead in its tracks or at the very least have fines placed on its use. The faction that consists of tea party types as well as libertarians want to take advantage of the solar boom and save a little money causing even more friction within the Republican party. That makes states like Arizona, Oklahoma, Kentucky and Florida who all have legislation in play interesting to watch these days as many of their elected officials legislate in favor of the Corporations and against the best interests of their constituents. Ah, Democracy...
 
 
 
Next up, we just have to give a great big fuzzy hug to Michele Bachmann...I know, who knew right?

 
That brings us to; Benghazi, Benghazi, Benghazi! The patent war cry of the right has lost a lot of its steam after a ridiculous number of reports that all exonerate the President and Hillary Clinton et all. Even one they organized and chaired themselves! But that apparently is just not good enough for Lindsey Graham;



 
And of course we would be remiss if we didn't have a little something for the cats (and dogs of course); 
 
And not to leave out the conservative pets; http://www.glamourmutt.com/Republican-Dog-Collar_p_780.html
 
And if that weren't enough...how about Jimmy Fallon and Brad Pitt? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wBij_rEXdCk
 
Last but not at all least... music. A little something to get you into the holiday spirit; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KY9NWqS4M_U  ( From the Academy Awards for best song, Believe; from The Polar Express.)
 
 
 
 
Have a great Wednesday!
 
 
Noodle and crew