Tuesday, June 28, 2016


HELLO friends its Gussie Mac here today to tell you all about the parenting video that I am offering online at no additional cost to you.   Now I am sure you are wondering how I, Gussie Mac can offer a parent video to you, when I myself have never been a parent.

Well friends it is a long drawn out story, that ended in a random DNA test, ...........well use your imagination.......and as the famous Forrest Gump once said, "and that is all I am going to say about that".

So...........I have been working hard with Cotton my little girl to teach her how to be a well behaved girl.  My parenting skills are so superb that I decided to share it with millions and millions of peoples on the internet.  It is called the "catch and release parenting style"    First I catch her then I release her.

For example you must always provide stimulation and activities for a young growing mind.  Here in our hallway which has been turned into a kitten activity room, you will see many items for her entertainment. 

You will also notice some pink pipe cleaners if you look close enough to her toy box.  Often Cotton sneaks upstairs and drags down Moms wreath items, and plays with them.  Each day she adds a new item to her box.  I think she may be working on  her own special wreath. 

This is not allowed in my parenting manual so I will need to figure out an appropriate discipline technique to use wif her.  So far I have not come up wif one. (Mainly because I have not mastered the art of CATCHING)

Do you see the new scratches on moms floor......guess what did that.
Often Cotton likes to go out on the porch to play.  She has a big gray furry buddy that she likes to play wif and he is very good to her.  We thought he could be her Dad but the DNA results proved differently. And once again, "that is all we are going to say about that".
Dad feeds him everyday, he will not leave.  Dad does not see the correlation between feeding and leaving.

Mom has a small jungle on her porch, and she takes very good care of her plants. Some of them are very old and WERE once very beautiful.  Now that Cotton has arrived, they have become her personal playground.  AS you can see I am telling her in a firm and fatherly voice to get her a## out of the plants, so far using profanity is not working on her.  Maggie suggested slapping her once or twice, but I told Maggie that would bring Sheriff Dan to our house, and we don't want to go that route.  Plus it may take my upcoming video on parenting off the best sellers list.

I think she just said "nannynannybooboo" to me. 

Can you find her....she is like a ninja, blending in and hard to find.  Do you see my mean stare at her.....so far it is not working.  Do you think if I offer her candy she will come out of the plant before Mom sees all the damage?

This is Cottons cat tree.  This is just one more obstacle that I must overcome if I am ever going to perfect my "catch and release program"  so far there is no catching.  Just taunting.
"Do you see me now DAD.....Do you see me now DAD.."

I may need a step ladder to get her down in time for her bedtime.  Maggie is laughing in the background.  I have no parental support in this household. I am on my own.  Learning as I go.
I may pee my pants I am laughing so hard!!!
Everyday she slips outside into Alcatraz, which would be a safe place for her to play accept she is small enough she can get out of the fence and venture into unsafe territory.  I am wore out.
Because Cotton is smart like her Dad she has figured out her Dad has very poor eyesight.  Right now she is hiding under the pool and I am trying to figure out a way to CATCH her and bring her back into the house.   I am wore out.
At the end of the day she is back on the porch resting in Dads old chair, while I am still outside looking for her under the swimming pool.  After reviewing these pictures I realize I still have some work to do before releasing my "Catch and Release" Parenting Video.  First I must catch her.......and so the story begins.
Angus McConnell


  1. Oh my goodness...Gus as a dad!!!!

  2. Oh dear, you have your paws full with that little one! I know you will do a wonderful job!

  3. Oh My Gussie, we thinks maybe that Cotton has a little (or a lot) of Angel Greta naughtiness in her!
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  4. Oh dear Gussie, I is finking you really really haf your paws full wiv that one! She certainly is a little bundle of mischiefs. Maybe try mixing sum of Maggie Maes potion in her foodables to slow Cotton down a little otherwise I do not finks yous gonna catch her....hehe...oophs, in the words of my BFF "I may pee my pants I am laughing so hard"
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  5. Angus Mac... you are a GOOD DAD... with a Naughty KITLET to TRY and Raise to YOUR EXPECTATIONS... it is gonna be HARD WORK... butt you have a GRAND Beginning here. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK... Cotton "TWILL" Learn.

  6. I ask you Gussie - what does the 'release" accomplish?
    Love Noodles

  7. Parenting is EXHAUSTING, Gus!

  8. Yes, after lookin'thru all your pikchurez an'listenin'tue all u hadta say'bout NOT catchin'Cotton - I wuz b-ginnin'tue wunder how u cood release that parentin'video. An'I hazta agree with Noodles - the purpose of the Release mode in your Catch'n Release Parentin'method iz???????
    Lady Shasta of Beaglebratz Manor

  9. You are a busy bee over there
    Lily & Edward

  10. guys, we cracked UP...at de jungle fotoz !!!!!!

    way ta go cotton !!! ☺☺☺♥♥♥

  11. Crikey Gussie ... No wonder you're wore out, mate! I could help you with the Catchin' but the release bit would be a bit difficult for me.

  12. Angus you are doing the best job you can with little Cotton. Keep at is so she can learn the house rules and not get in trouble.

  13. Oh boy Gussie, you have your work cut out for you!!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  14. you have super ideas, I bet that Cotton will be the bestest bee hived cat girl soon... and she is super clever, to get your own kitty back yard in a flower pot is brilliant...