Saturday, September 29, 2012

Random Weekend

I found some random pictures on my phone. Now, as usual, it does not take the best pictures. But sometimes it's the handiest thing around when something cute is happening. Especially upstairs where I rarely take the camera.

I'm a little frustrated because I know I took more than one of each of these, but sometimes I forget that you have to push another button to SAVE the picture... Argh!

This first one I love of Leo, he's such a goof and I find him in this position a lot, so you've probably seen pictures of him like this before. But it's so cute!
Did I hear a bird out the window?!

This next one is a common sight around here... Someone stealing a drink from my freshly iced glass..
In this case it's Star doing the stealing. She used to get a drink every night, both from the bathroom and from my glass. Lately, she's only getting her drink in the bathroom. So when she came to steal some ice water, I snapped the picture.
I like to lick the cubes.. as well as get my drink.

I should take this moment to say how much better Star is doing! Her rash is gone and her fur is starting to grow back where she lost it. AND she started jumping again! We suspected arthritis in her spine perhaps maybe legs.

But for a long time she's been actually asking to be picked up and put on the counter, something very odd for her because she HATES being picked up. But when she stands in front of me and raises up to put her paws on my leg, giving me pleading eyes, what else do I think? So, expecting her to spaz out as usual, go all stiff and scratch the crud out of me, I pick her up anyway.. And don't get scratched! She comes softly, and as soon as she's counter high, she pushes and leans toward it so I set her on it. Where she gets her drink. I told Greg about it and we decided she was starting to show her age.

Now, when we had her at the vet, he gave her the allergy shot and said that it might do her some good with the arthritis too because it has some pain relief to it. Cool, I thought, and waited to see.

Two days ago, she came in for her drink, I waited for her to put her paws up, because if I don't, I still get mega-scratched! But she didn't put her paws up! She jumped! Just like she used to, no hesitation, no halting! She just jumped up and sat on the counter, all proud of herself. She did it the next night, this morning, (just to show off I think, not her usual time for a drink) and again tonight! My baby girl feels better!

And the last picture!
It has been chilly here. Not freezing cold enough to put a heavy blanket on the bet, but enough that we put on a second sheet for extra warmth. And ran a space heater, which both cats are afraid of!
I know I've shown video of Leo playing from under the sheet, grabbing his birdie or stringy and being a goof under there. When it got chilly, he started sleeping under the sheet! Oh was it cute!

He'd curl up somewhere near Greg's side usually and Greg would be careful not to kick him, to the  point he'd be sleeping with his legs off the bed! Leo will spend the bulk of the night completely under the sheet, cant see him, but the lump shows he's there. He does not sleep under both sheets, just under the top one. Two would probably smother him!

Then it started to warm up a touch, we moved the second sheet aside. Didn't put it away in case it got cold again, but left it on the bed, unused. Unused, that is, except for by Leo. But he's feeling warmer too, so he's not fully under the sheet any more. Well, you just have to see for yourself!
I'm snuggy warm, purrrrzzzz

Greg made sure he was tucked in good, and yes, this is the way he stayed most of the night! How cute is that?

Edit: Oh my gosh, I totally forgot to mention that one night when it was really chilly, Greg says he woke up to turn over and swears there was one cat on each side of his legs! Star and Leo both sleeping on the bed, together, with both of us here too! I sure hope that was not a dream.. MOL

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The Furries of Whisppy said...

That's really great about Star feeling all better AND jumping again! It's like when Whisky first started showing signs of arthritis and would struggle to get up and would occasionally limp. Then we started her on a joint supplement and she's moving easily again. The joy!
Star and Leo probably find Greg a nice heater that gives out treats! Hahahaha.

Sparkle said...

That is great news about Star! We kitties should have the freedom to jump and go where ever we like, and it's so nice to hear that Star has regained that.

Nadbugs said...

Oh Leo and Star. What a happy post, Andrea. I'm so glad Star's back bouncing. Star!! Claws in!! Mama needs her skin!

Katie Isabella said...

This makes mom and I both VERY happy to read and to see. Star's improvement is a joy to her, you and us too. We all are so sad when one of us is not doing well and Star (whose name is so pretty) is recovering enough to enjoy life).

Leo looks precious. You two, I can see that your pawrents are as easy a pushover as my mom is (and my human brothers). Mom winds up uncomfortable in the bed to avoid disturbing me almost all of the time. She just can't bring herself to make me move and I am always right here her feet or legs want to be.

Hannah and Lucy said...

We're so pleased that Star is able to jump up on the counter again - we bet she is very pleased with herself.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

D Ma said...

In our house last one in bed is out of luck. If it's me I try to find space by angling myself in odd shapes in between the boyz. Of course I wake up stiff the next morning...


Mom found a bunch of photos on her phone too. Sometimes those are the cutest!!

We're glad Star is feeling better.

The Florida Furkids

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

love the snuggly adorable!

Oskar said...

What great news about Star! Our kitties have never dared shared my people's drinks..

Nubbin wiggles,

Marg said...

Star, we are so glad that you are feeling better and getting your hair back.We love to drink water out of our Mom's glass too. And Leo, don't let anyone laugh at you, nothing wrong with that position. Take care.

Random Felines said...

we are glad Star is feeling better. mom loves that first picture of Leo. and if you think 2 is bad, you should have seen mom this morning - 3 adults and 2 kittens.... MOL

Brian said...

I liked the picturs! I sure am glad that sweet Star is doing so much better, that is wonderful!

GreatGranny said...

I wish I knew how to get my photos from my phone to the 'puter.
I 'm glad Star is getting better. I have organizers for Kassey to climb and it's easier for her to get on the counter with a table or chair nearby. She detests being picked up as well.
Leo sure is cute.

Sweet Purrfections said...

Yay for Star. Sometimes you get the best photos with the phone even if they aren't the best quality.

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Star looks so beauteous sipping her cold drink. It is very good to know she's feeling tippy top & in fine jumping form again! Yeah, even *I* have to admit Leo looks pretty snug and cuddlable there.

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Star looks so beauteous sipping her cold drink. It is very good to know she's feeling tippy top & in fine jumping form again! Yeah, even *I* have to admit Leo looks pretty snug and cuddlable there.

Callie (a.k.a. Trouble) said...

Sassy loves to drink out of the faucet also. After she gets her fill, Callie get up there, but she hasn't quite figured out how, so she just stands up there!

Texas, a Cat in New York said...

I'm so glad that Star is feeling better!

Clooney said...

That is great news about Star! Both Leo and Star are looking very floofalicious, such plush grey kitties! (PS: Wonderful LiveStrong post.)