Don't you all have those pictures of your kitties that make you say What The Freak? I sure do! 'Cause kitties is freaky! Mine are anyway. And hey, I've seen a lot of yours so don't go thinking I'm alone in this! ;)
I might try to make WTFriday a thing for a while. If I don't forget.. because, ya know, I'm about as freaky as my kitties at times! hee hee
What gave me the idea for this was the following picture of Leo:
I took this picture because I could not tell WHERE the Freak Leo's head was! And that jumble of legs!
Who scrambled my kitty?!?
Some assembly required??
Contents may have shifted in transit?
As long as we're talking about freaky things. Did you notice Leo's Wonky claw? I don't think I've talked about it in a long while.. it's on one of his extra toes. The same toe on the other foot is a normal claw, it doesn't retract though, because there's no bone, or at least no attached bone in it, just kind of flops around. That one, the normal looking one, can get super long and really wicked looking! Especially if I don't keep up on the trimming. The wonky claw also does not retract and kind of flops around in a sort of boneless way. It is long and flat and very wide. Here's a close up:
It's half grown out here. When it's even longer the end will split into two pointy ends that look like a lobster or crab claw; you can see it starting to do that here. When I trim it, it looks like a little flat square. There's no quick, so I can trim it fairly short. Please note; it has it's own toe hawk!
Here's an old picture of it, when it was doing the lobster/crab claw split:
This was several years ago, look, no toe hawk!
That's my "What The Freak?" moment with Leo. Do your kitties have one?
Remember last month when Glitter was busy jumping into and sliding across the bed, bunching up the top sheet? Well, she did it again! And again, Greg couldn't get his cell phone working in time to get any of it on camera, just the aftermath.
This time, she dived into the window after rumpling up the sheet and Greg caught her coming back out from under the temporary (only temporarily up for the last five years..) curtain. Her eyes are still huge and playful! Wild girl!
What? There was a squirrel... Out the window I mean. No idea what happened to the sheet.. again.
Apparently all worn out from 'just looking at a squirrel' she had to take a rest break in her most favorite "comfortable" spot. (seriously, does that look remotely comfy to anyone??)
I keep telling you.. I'm just a sweet innocent girl who just keeps getting accused of all manner of naughtiness.. *sneaky side eye*
I don't buy it, I've seen her attack sheets before! Not that I've had any better luck getting it on camera than Greg does. Girlfriend is FAST!
If you haven't heard of it, please take a moment to read about Chrystal's Birthday Package Party and consider helping Winnie's Wish for Chrystal's birthday while she's on her once a year only vacation!
Ok, it's true, my mom shares her blanket with me. She even gives me my very own pillow. Say what you want. I'm pretty thankful for them, and for her. Because daddy sometimes keeps the house too cold for me and for mom!
Besides, I'm a special boy and I get special privileges and.... Oh hecks no.. hang on a sec!
I see you Cashmere! So NO, you cannot steal my spot or my pillow or my blanket this time! So there THHHHPPPP!
So yeah, anyway, pretty thankful boy here! Now, g'night, it's my naptime.
Before I get to the Big Idea, I want to thank everyone for their condolences on the passing of my mom's kitty, Sir Moose-a-lot. It really means a lot when you all surround those who are grieving with your love and care. All of us have, or will, go through the loss of our furry companions, and it's so heartwarming to know that we are not alone when that time comes. Thank you.
Also, thank you for your warm welcome back to me, the Celestial mommy, from my long stay in rehab for my legs. The story on that is not done, looks like there will be surgery and of course rehab again after that, but for now I'm grateful to be home with my kitties!
So the Big Idea!
You all know that I fundraise for Winnie's Wish, the cat rescue and sanctuary that I got Leo and his sisters from. Chrystal is the big hearted woman at the center of Winnie's Wish. She does all of this wonderful work mostly by herself and pours her whole self into it. I think she's an extra special person and that's why I do what I can to help out.
Chrystal's birthday is coming up! May 27th! And just before her birthday she will be away on her only time off of the year, her yearly trip to Florida. It is SO hard for her to leave the kitties and her own fur family, but she needs this time to recharge her batteries to continue the 24/7 work she does the other eleven months and twenty days of the year.
So I'm thinking, why don't we have a Big Birthday Bash for her! I know, I know, we can't all go to her house.. But we can SEND STUFF to her house!
We'll call it Chrystal's Birthday Package Party!
She has a Wish List on amazon of items she seriously needs for Winnie's Wish but her BIGGEST need is Litter and Food.
It would be wonderful if everyone could send a bag of food or litter! Can you imagine what a surprise that would be to come home to??
But there's more!
If we start now! We can give her a buffer, maybe enough to get through the ten days she's gone on this wonderful, pre-birthday vacation! What a relief it would be for her not to have to worry if the person caring for the Wishers will run out of supplies!
And if we keep it going long enough, she'll have shipments all the way to her birthday! What a gift!
So, are you with me? Can we do this?
Hands and paws in, y'all! On three.. One.. Two.. Three!
Happy Birthday Chrystal!!!!
Thanks for listening! And thank you for considering joining in on Chrystal's Birthday Package Party!
Please feel free to email me with any questions or suggestions! anniclan AT aol DOT com
PS. Paypal donations would be just as awesome! There is a button on her blog that goes directly to her, or use the one on my blog and I can convert it into litter and food and send it in your name!
PPS. You don't have to use Amazon, I've sent packages to her from Chewy! You just need the address which you can email me for or get from the amazon wish list.
On Wednesday we had to say goodbye to my mom's cat, Sir Moose-a-lot Goodyear Roadkill Thunderbottom.
If you'll recall, a little over a month ago I had asked for purrs because Moosey was going in for surgery. He had a broken tooth with his gum grown over it. He did very well despite his age and he started to eat well and he gained some of his weight back. We thought everything was good to go for him. We were very thankful he was doing better, which I wrote about after the surgery.
But in the last few weeks, he was going down hill again. Finally yesterday we got him to the vet. What they took off, thinking it was overgrown gums, had grown back. (we had opted not to have it tested) It was a tumor. And worse, it spread to a place it had room to grow, in his chest cavity. This caused fluid to build up around his lungs making it hard for him to breath and eat.
With heavy hearts we chose to release him from the pain he was so obviously in. He will be missed terribly.
Those of you who've been reading here a long time may remember when we lost my dad. Moose was his favorite person in the world. He was my dad's and my dad was his. Of course he loved my mom, but my dad was tops. My dad couldn't go to bed without calling Moose to go with him and Moose wouldn't allow him to go without him.
I like to think that when Moose made his run for the Rainbow Bridge, my dad was there waiting for him. Together again, time for a good long nap together.
My mom is heartbroken, as are we. Sir Moose was a part of this family for a long time and he will be missed greatly.