Thursday, August 4, 2011


My name is Mr Stubbs..
     ...........  I belong to no-one!!!

I seek out the hidden places...
I wait for no-one....
I keep moving......
          and know my surroundings....
I locate the exits...
each and everyone...

I like to hide.....
in secret places.....

 He that dwelleth in the secret
      place of the most High shall abide
      under the shadow of the Almighty
                                                     Psalm 91:1
 I belong to myself !
                                                                                                                                           You are my hiding place and my shield;
                                                                                                                                      I hope in Your word. Psalm 119:114

I come when I please...
I'll let you pet me.....
                  if I'm in the mood.....

I'll let you feed me too....

In the book "Mr Stubbs" written by T.L. McCready
and illustrated by Tasha Tudor, (1956)
 their Mr Stubbs has battle scars on his ears.
Our Mr Stubbs has some too!

Mr Stubbs in the book gets himself
built into a woodshed that carpenters
were coverting into a room!
Our Mr Stubbs managed to get himself
 locked in our shed for a few hours!


My name is Simon....
I wait......
                  I relax.....

I like to Take PEACE....
.......and  JOY....

The Mousiekin Family...

are my Friends....

 I belong......


After the passing  of our Beloved Cat
"Sir Markus Kitty", at the ripe old age
of twenty three,
Truly he was "The  BEST CAT EVER"!

 we decided, after 5 months, it was
time to adopt a new kitty. So we took a ride
to meet some Kitties at the
Shelter and give an older Cat a second chance.

We were compelled by a bonded pair,
and even though we had decided that
choosing another black and white Kitty
 would be painful (and were only planning on one) ,
we went ahead and adopted
the two, a gray tiger and a black and white.
They just looked so scared and abandoned.

 We were assured that they were
"mostly indoor" cats that stayed close to home.
(My fear was of a "door dasher" for we have Coyotes
around that we need to beware of)!

  Well home we came with the new members
of the family and ...
soon we were ready to allow them to check
their new surroundings. Simon (who is black and white)
went immediately under a bed... but Mr Gray tiger whom
we discovered had a stub tail, and quickly dubbed
"Mr Stubbs" (from T.L. McCready and Tasha Tudor fame) 

disappeared so quick as a flash!! He was not to be found
until the next day in a cupboard under the sink
with the door closed!! (he opened and closed it himself)

Well no sooner was he found then gone he was again.
The next morning he made his "DOOR DASH" escape
before Husband even knew what flashed before him!!
There was Mr Stubbs flying across the land..
far beyond the Pine trees......

After searching and calling, leaving food and water at the door,
on  the third day guess what was left in front of the door stoop?
You may have guessed "a  dead MOUSE"!!!
and you would be right!!!

Well, as time would have it he decided he would stay
and everybody now loves the cuddlely Mr Stubbs!!

Hubby-Bear knew he came second  to our dear
 Marky Kitty
.... so he bought this plaque!!
(Markus a month before he passed)

Markus looked young and
 BEAUTIFUL even in his twenties
we miss him sorely

Sir Markus
Dec 2010 age 23


Beloved, I wish above all things
that thou mayest prosper
and be in health,
even as thy soul prospereth.
                                     3 John 1:2
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Mr. Stubbs 
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  1. What sweet kitties and a sweet book as well...I will be looking for that one....we once had a Mr. Stubs but,alas he ran away from home,never to be seen again...thanks for sharing God's word which is always a blessing.

  2. Hey sweet sorry to see that Sir Marcus left you...I wonder my dear, do you think our King has a special place reserved in heaven for our furry friends? I wonder...I hope. But HIS love will reign/rain upon us so much that I just wonder if all will be made new. MR. STUBBS is a free-wheeling dude! A FREE SPIRIT! My darling little students remind me of cats...when I try to get them to walk in a straight line....they just do as they trying to herd cats!!!

    ENJOY THE DAY and oooohhh....the Mousekin family took their chances being so close in that one shot!


  3. Wow 23 that is amazing. What an adorable Kitty you had!! I just love cats. They are really wonderful. Thanks for sharing all about your cats. Very cute pictures ~Love Heather

  4. Dear Lady of Proverbs~
    What tender affection and
    care must have been lavished upon Sir Marcus to
    have rendered just one of
    his lives a total of 23 yrs.
    I recall seeing your lovely
    curtains in a high end
    catalogue once and never saw
    them again to order. Would
    you share the source please?
    Anita dear ~ Heaven would not be Heaven if our furry
    friends were banned at the
    gates...they are probably
    the most suited for that
    inheritance, given their
    love and loyalty in our lives..

  5. Hi to the Heritagetitchery Gal! Here is where the curtains are from:
    Country Curtains 1-800-937-1237

    Thanks for visiting and your kind words,
    Blessings Linnie

  6. Your cats are beautiful!!! I cried as I read about Markus. My condolences on your loss. And my congratulations on your two new family members:). I love this post!



  7. Dear Linnie,

    Oh, you make me miss all the kitties we've lost over the years, as well as the ones we had to leave behind in Idaho! Mr. Stubbs and Simon both look like cats we had a few years back.

    Thank you for another glimpse of those beautiful curtains!



    p.s. I hope you can find your plant book with my "mystery" in it! :)

  8. Dearest Linnie,
    My heart hurts for your loss, all of us who have loved our pets as family, grieve with you...but they all await at rainbow bridge, to cross over with us:)
    And what very precious, appropriate names you have given the two new ones!! I love the little book, as well!
    My aunt and uncle had a black and white, named Boots, and he lived for an incredibly long time as well...along with your love and care, maybe it's a good breed?
    You have been in my thoughts and prayers as you continue your preparations for a move...and that all those little issues will sort themselves out.
    Love you so very much my dear kindred,

  9. I'm sorry to hear that you lost Sir Marcus. He truly was a beautiful cat. It's a blessing that he even lived to 23 years old. I have four cats. My oldest will be 12 this year. I would hate to loose any of my little fuzz balls. :)

    Sounds like you are enjoying your new older cats. That Mr. Stubs sounds "naughty," but cute. :)

    Oh, and it was good to see The Mousekin Family again. I haven't seen them in awhile. :)

    P.S. I should be mailing your package to you on Monday. :)

  10. Hello KITTY! teeeheeee

    oh Linnie dearest, you are so kind! SEE, YOU SEE.....people like YOU and the Mousekins make me smile and just remind me that GOD works through any nook and cranny of human communication possible. He is in the LARGE THINGS, He is in the small...He even touches us through one another via the internet. How wonderful. YES, am a fairy with wings and I LOVE IT!!!!

    MANY HAPPY GREETINGS TO YOU AND YOURS...hey, how is the new house?

    BIG HUGS! Anita

  11. Very creative post.Amazing to find a book that has a cat that looks and acts like your cat,with the same name.Ilove God's word tucked into your story.I really enjoyed reading all of this post.Thanks for visiting me too.Denise

  12. Awww...this is so adorable! I love your mousekin family, and the kitty seems to also.
    We adopted our yorkie, Sasha from a breeder when she had a 'C section' and was not a moneymaker anymore!
    Isn't it heartwarming to give a lovable animal a 'forever home'? I cannot imagine life without that sweet dog! She was not even housebroken, and had never knew what it was to be a "pet"---now she does, and loves us so much!
    Many happy years with your new cat!

  13. Kitties and their personalities are so funny. I love that he has such a strong one! I'd never seen this book by Tasha and her husband. Its lovely!~

  14. Oh Gee, I love you Mr Stubbs! You are my kinda guy,,, mysterious, adventuresome,and an awesome hunter dude! And, by the by, 3 of my kitties are missing their tails and they do just fine, thank you very much.
    Your house is looking cozy and I think I already told you I have those bunny curtains too.
    I am so glad you took in the kitties. May they be eternally grateful and bring you many hours of purring contentment as they doze on your quilts,snooze by the fireplace and share all their mousey treats with you always!

  15. Lovely post! Our cat is 10 years old and considered one of the family. Sorry about your kitty he was a cutie. Thanks for sharing all the wonderful pictures.

    Cathy :)

  16. Precious Linnie!!!

    Teeeheeeeee! You think I should have a magazine? I have thought of that! Oh how fun it would be....I thank you for your enthusiastic comments and all I can do is hope that my passions are God-given and the hard work ahead will pay off...if I could just publish one thing.....

    Are you having a great summer? Have you moved in yet? If you see Christie Ray, give her a hug....and HUGS TO YOU!!!! Anita

  17. Hello from cloudy England! Thanks so much for visiting me - I have been looking at your previous post with the 'interesting' and fearful dental and medicinal tools and shuddering! And I have enjoyed the Mousekin family and of course, Mr Stubbs, what a grand gentleman he is.

  18. Many thanks for sharing,
    Linnie....Curtains now

  19. Oh dear Sweet Linnie, you made me cry, Or should I say Your kitty did! The passing of our dear Fur Children is such a sad time! Thank you for you Amazing photo's & stories. Bless you & yours Can't wait to see you again!

  20. Dear Linnie and the Mousiekins,

    What a lovely memorial to your dear Markus kitty. Glad to hear that your new kitties are feeling at home and Mr. Stubbs is now a cuddly kitty! We love the photographs of the Mousiekin family paying a call on Simon! Your Mr. Stubbs does look like the Mr. Stubbs in the Tasha Tudor illustrated book right down to the tail!

    Your friends,
    Diane and daughter Sarah and Tillie Tinkham and all the Mice at the Corgyncombe Courant

  21. Hi, I just awarded you and your blog the Liebster Blog Award! Check out my blog for the details...

  22. It always amazes me how much joy such a silent being brings :)

    I enjoyed reading about your friends...

    Grace & Peace to you,


  23. It is also hard to loose someone that has been in your life, even though they were not human, that brought so much joy.

  24. What a sweet and FUN post. Your kitty reminds me of my own. I love tom cats they have so much character.

    Blessings in Him<><

  25. Oh Linnie my dear,

    It is such a blessing to be a part of a circle of wonderful souls that admire each other's arts, given to us by the Creator. I so love your visits and also coming to see what the Mousekin family is up to.

    Well, this is IT! School starting, and all that.....but this is my ninth year, but most definitely not "old hat." For many changes will occur, but after a very illuminating chat with a dear friend, I realized that the only way to grow is by change. HERE WE GO.........

    Blessings to you and BE WELL!! Anita

  26. This is fantastic! I love it I read in another blog that someone is celebrating Tasha Tudor's birthday with a blog party - this would be perfect! Cats are so distinctive in their personalities - Love the picture of Mr. Stubbs underneath the bushes!

  27. Hello! When I was researching Tasha Tudor, I found that she was married to Thomas McReady. So I did a quick sqealing break in my mind and said to myself - I just read about a book he wrote and she illustrated! JUst love learning new things!
    Hope you have a great day,

  28. Linnie, Linnie, where have you been? I am anxious to see many more pictures of your lovely olde house! Jeri

  29. OHH! So that's where you've been! Buried under all those boxes......poor thing!

  30. YOU MOVED IN!!!! OH LINNIE!!!!

    I want pictures. I WANT THE SCOOP!


    Much love to you, Anita

  31. I am sitting here thinking... "I wonder if Linnie is having fun yet?"

    After the boxes are all emptied is the best part, arranging it all in a pleasing manner.... making it your home.

  32. I just had to pop in for a visit as I was drinking my coffee this morning. Please send your new address, my dear, so we might send little housewarming treasures...for I remember how much your timely gift meant to me...amongst the emotions of that bittersweet day.
    Much love to you dearest, and pace older little chickadees have to be gently reminded of this;))
    Hugs and blessings,

  33. What a sweet post. I never knew a cat that was 23 year old. That is amazing. Your two cats here are lovely and what a sweet story line.

    1. Thank you for visiting Bernideen :)
      So glad you enjoyed XX OO