Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Independence Day!!

Happy Fourth of July! Happy Independence Day! I hope all of our American friends celebrate safely and that all the furrys are safe from the boom booms!

Leo: I'm a Yankee Doodle Kitty...

If you recognize the picture of Leo here, it's because we've used it before!
I'm still working on my laptop and still don't have access to all of my pictures. But soon! The news is good, the new part worked and it's running. But now I have to put the whole thing back together. Which involves about a gazillion teeny tiny screws, so yeah, fun.. I did manage to test it without putting it together fully, but now I have to go back and reassemble. Gotta get motivated for that, MOL! Soon!

Happy day to everyone!!

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

A Year of Piper's Peeps!

First things first, I still don't have my computer back up. The part did arrive! yay! And it looks right! Yay! But I haven't gotten it put back together yet. boo! I need to soon though, before I forget which piece goes where and end up with the whole thing duct taped together every which way, pieces and parts sticking out of random spots... Anyway, soon! 

I didn't have to wait for the laptop fix to do this post because my mom emailed me the pictures! 

You see, it's been one whole year since we went down to Columbus to meet up with Jeanne of Random Felines to adopt Piper for my mom from the rescue she works for, Colony Cats! Thank you Jeanne! Piper has been a wonderful blessing for my mom and a great Mother's Day Gift! 

Yes, Piper was a Mother's day gift, even though we got her in June.. it took that long for mom to pick out the kitty she wanted, and for me to have my appointment that took us down to Columbus so we could choose from that rescue. 

Piper has taken over her house like a champ! She has her spot to watch birdies, and those knick knacks that used to be there? Moved! Because she'd toss them on the floor like a true queen if they stayed! The turtle tank gets regularly inspected. Toys get brought to her mom's bedroom at night. Yummy treats are never long in coming. Yes, she has whipped things into shape; Piper's shape! 

Here are the newest pictures!

Piper: This is where I sit next to my mommy. She pets me very well. See the bruise on her arm? That's from when she pet me one stroke more than I wanted. I smack her with my teeth because that's how I roll! 



Piper: The things I have to put up with sometimes.. Ok, yes, I do like chasing the yarns that make these things, but that doesn't mean I want to wear them. Confession! I steal these when they are finished and unguarded and toss them all around the house! The can be found in the kitchen, the bedroom, anywhere and everywhere, hee hee!



Piper: Oh yeah, that's the spot.... I love scritchin' time.. purrrrrrrrr



Piper: Smug cat is smug! Yes I am, because I totally got her wrapped around my paw!



Piper: Sorry, not interested in playing string now. Nap time. Stop the flashy flash box and let me sleep!



Piper: Here's my new spot to "Oh wait, I gots ta groom!"



Piper: Nom time! It's about time you gave me my snacky, I'm wasting away to nothing! Or at least merely large.. 



I hope you enjoyed a peek at Piper's Peeps! 

By the way, she's not sick. Cat's with mostly white around their eyes can tend to have weepy eyes, it just is what it is. 

Also, confession time... I told myself all week that I needed to do her post on the 26th, her gotcha day! But now that I look at her first post... But her first post was on the 23rd. And it pointed out that her gotcha day was actually on the 20th. Sigh, I have missed everyone's gotcha/birthday dates so far this year. I think I need to take my brain in for a tune up!

Piper's first post is HERE, and the rest of the story was the next day HERE

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Computer Down!

Don't you just love computers? They make everything so much easier and faster... right, yeah, sure... My computer, or I should say, laptop, is sitting in a box in about six pieces at the moment. And it's going to stay there until sometime next week when the new network card arrives..

It had been going on and off for a while, and I should have looked at it sooner, but it totally crapped out the other day so here I am, without my laptop.

How am I making this blog post then? Well, Greg had a laptop that we'd loaned to our niece, Twin 2, so I borrowed it back. But it does not have any of my pictures or photo tools or anything on it, so we're picture-less today.

We will be back next week, fingers crossed! And hopefully in time for a very special day!

See you when we're up and running properly again! Purrs and head bonks until then!

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Sunday Selfie

Cashmere did a sleeping Sunday Selfie this week and I think she looks just adorable! She's even got a little bit of a grin going!




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Thursday, May 31, 2018

Thankful Thursday

Oh boy have I got a BIG thankful today! And this one is ME, not the kitties. Actually, not sure how thankful any of them are about it, but it thrills my heart!

I just posted the other day about the girls Fourth Gotcha day. I had totally forgotten that I was going to share this picture then, but I'm also kinda glad I saved it for Thankful Thursday!

In recent times I've posted pictures of all three of the kitties sleeping in the same area, ie the bed. Not exactly cuddle piles, but some of them actually touching! But all on one single piece of furniture! That's big news around here because while they love each other and play with each other, they do not sleep together. The girls came here bonded, but even they, once they settled in, decided that sleeping alone was better. Silly cats, don't they know they're supposed to sleep in one big furry pile?

Anyway, as thrilled as I have been about them sleeping in the same vicinity, I was surprised by this just the other day:


Ok, that pink in the middle is ME and with me are THREE kitties!
 Leo is on the far left. That is his favorite sleeping spot, he's always there just behind my arm on my pillow pile/arm rest. He likes to grumble at me from there if I type too much.
Cashmere is next to him, leaning on him and is in the spot she likes to sleep in when Greg leaves for work. As long as Leo's not with me. They don't share. (until this time!)
Glitter is on the other side, back end on the other arm pillows, doing supercat across my stomach. She likes this spot in the middle of the night, even if Leo is already with me. She never cares what the other cats think. She will lay there as long as she wants scritches, then she will lay where Cashmere is, but with her butt toward me and her head hanging off the other side of the pillows. Again, even if Leo is there and he grumbles about it because.. she don't care what the other cats think. We call her the unflappable one. She cannot be flapped! Even if Leo gives her a slow paw of doom to the top of the head, she stays, she just turns away from him. No flap!

Anyway, see why I'm so thankful!? Three kitties, no whappy paws! All snuggle loves!
(Ok, Glitter always looks grumpy in pictures, it's her beautifully tilted eyes squinting at the flash and Cashmere was awakened by her daddy moving near. She's very aware of every move he makes)

It only lasted about 20 minutes, and of course they choose to do this on one of the hottest days, but I loved it! Also thankful that Greg woke up in time to get the picture before anyone moved!



We're thankful for Brian's blog hop too! Hope you all join in!

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Sunday, May 27, 2018

Double Gotcha Day!

Four years ago we took the eight hour trip back to Illinois to get two of Leo's sisters! It was worth the trip to get Leo, and it was doubly worth it to get Glitter and Cashmere!


First I gotta show baby pictures! Cashmere is on the far left, Glitter in the center and that's Leo on the far right (Spritz is between Cashmere and Glitter, Tuxie/Trixie is between Glitter and Leo, they are watching the 6th sibling, Mitts, play on the floor)


Here's Leo in the back corner (over Spritz) Glitter in front and Cashmere behind Glitters ear! My goodness were they scardy kittens!

We had Leo for three years when we went back for Glitter and Cashmere. They'd been adopted out and returned in bad shape. I decided they were not going to go through that again or be separated since they were so bonded, that we got down there as soon as Greg could get the time off! I have never regretted that for an instant! They are the sweetest, most loving little darlings ever!

Leo had ridden home so well, mostly on my shoulder, that I thought the girls would too. That was NOT the case. Glitter was car sick most of the way and Cashmere was scared and confused and her sister was freaking her out. I saw next to the cage so I could pet them through the bars. Worked with Cashmere anyway, Glitter stayed too far away and just didn't want to be bothered. I'm so glad I had those moments petting Cashmere when she couldn't get away because she hid a lot when she first got here. She liked the pets, and I think she felt safe that I couldn't pick her up since she was behind bars, so to speak.

Thankfully it didn't take that long for them to settle in. They hardly needed or wanted the safe room/home base more than a few days and were not bothered by either Star's hissing of Leo's curiosity. This picture is from early June and they were already out for snack time and a post snack play session!
 
I'm so thankful for the girls. I thought I was giving them a good home and saving them, but they are what makes a good home (along with Leo!) and they save me every day! I adore them and I'm so grateful to Chrystal for letting me have three Winnie's Wishers to love and cuddle!
 
 
I have been asking you all, that if you could, please take the opportunity of Chrystal's vacation and Birthday to send something, either a donation or wish list item, to Winnie's Wish! You see what wonderful kitties come from there! And if you know Chrystal, or read her blog, you know how wonderful she is! So if you can, please send along some love and help the kitties of Winnie's Wish! (and help find them homes too, that would be so awesome!!) I elaborated more about donating on THIS post
 
Thank you all!
 
And happy Gotcha day to my sweet girls, I'm so glad I got to gotcha them!!

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Thankful Thursday

Leo has something he's thankful for, especially considering the very cool spring we've had! He's very thankful for his self heated nap mat!

Leo: I loves my warmy warm warm nap mat! Especially when you consider we're lucky we even have one! Mommy usually only makes them, and other comfy beds, to auction off for Winnie's Wish. So we all feel really lucky that she made this one especially for us! Well, I think just for me, but the girls keep saying all of us, so whatevs, I got it now! Double thankful! Nap time now, night night zzzzzzz
 


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If you've been popping over for our (infrequent) posts lately, (seriously trying to get back in the routine of posting more!) then you might have noticed our campaign to get some love sent to Winnie's Wish and Chrystal while she's on her one and only vacation time off right now, AND her birthday which is coming up very soon at the end of her vacation!

We're hoping people will consider sending something from her Wish List on amazon or a donation using her paypal button on her sidebar! If you don't use amazon and want to send some litter or food or other needed item, you can use the red donate button on my sidebar and I'll send items in your name from my amazon (prime with free shipping!) Every little bit helps and there are SO many kitties in Winnie's Wish right now! (Boy could she use some adoptions too!!)

Please consider sending something if you can, or at least wish her a happy birthday! Thank you!!!

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