Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Piper Peeps

When I left off in the tail, er tale, of my mom's new Kitty, Piper, she had just walked out of her carrier and into her new forever mom's arms for her first hug. We took a few pictures, and then Piper was ready to explore.

And by explore, I mean run behind the couch. Oh boy. It was really late but we didn't want to leave until we showed her where the litter box and food and water were. Greg looked over the back of the couch and tried talking to her. He'd been talking to her on the ride home, and also opening the cage go give her the occasional pet. She was so good when he did that, until the last time when she decided, "Oh, I can come out?" and tried like mad to get past his hand. I give him credit for being able to drive and keep her in the cage and eventually get the door shut again! I couldn't reach her to help from where I was sitting.. also couldn't pet her, totally unfair!

So Greg talked to her from over the back of the couch and she responded by going out the other end. I saw her head down the hallway and into the bathroom. Mom followed her and tried sweet talking her at which point Piper decided she had other places to be and went into my moms room and under the bed. Mom had forgotten to shut the door to prevent just such an occurrence.. Still gotta show her the litter and food, so this set off a big ordeal where Greg and mom tried everything, including moving the bed, to find the kitty. After about half an hour they took a break.. And found Piper in the bathtub behind the shower curtain.

Mom picked Piper up with the intent on walking with her to the foyer with the food and the back room with the litter. But mom.. well, she's no spring chicken, she made it to the first chair and had to plop down to catch her breath while carrying her new bowling ball, I mean, new kitty! I did mention the she had wanted a large kitty, right? Piper fit that bill, and more!

Greg took over then, he's a much better bowler, I mean, he's much better at carrying heavy objects.. I mean.. Greg helped! He took her to the food and water dishes and showed her the yummies, then carried her out to show her where the litter box was. I told him to put her in it, if nothing else, she'll get her foot scent in the box and know it's hers, right? She sniffed around, then decided to explore this room, which is my mom's craft and computer room. There are doll house miniature things on and under tables everywhere and two desks and a cabinet, oh so many places for a kitty to hide. Oh so many places for her to get completely around the room without ever coming out where you can see her!

But she kept talking to mom, and she wasn't running to hide, just kind of hugging the walls. Time for us to leave! Sorry mom, Greg had to get up early the next morning for work and it was late as heck! I figured it would take a day or two for Piper to get comfy and then she'd be looking for attention. I was wrong.. The second Greg and I went into the garage to leave and shut the door behind us, she came out and rubbed on my mom's legs! She put her paws up on mom's lap and gave one of her peeping meows as if to say, you can pet me now!

We're not even out of the garage and mom hollered, "She came out!" Figures.. Silly kitty! I called once we got home and found out that while Piper kept going off behind things, she also kept coming out and peeping at mom and asking for pets. She was exploring the house from behind one piece of furniture or another. She spent quite a bit of time behind the washer, so the next day mom blocked that off. Not a good spot for a large kitty to get stuck..

The very next day Piper was attached to my mom. Every time she'd get a little lost, she'd meow until mom called her or went to her and she'd come out and get pets! She sits next to her on the couch and demands pets. If my mom doesn't pet her fast enough, she shoves her whole head under her hand DEMANDING what she wants! Piper goes into rapturous joy when she gets pet, "oh yeah, that's the spot, purrrrrrrrrrrr!" When she gets up next to mom, she flops over hard into her leg for her pettin' time!

My sister spends a lot of time up at my mom's house, taking care of her and basically being there for her. She spends several nights a week up there too. So the first day she came over after Piper's arrival, she came in to see the kitty. And Piper ran under the couch! At least I'm not the only one she hid from! It didn't take long though, for Piper to realize she wasn't going anywhere, and also that she had two extra hands for the pettin' times! Now she flops next to my sister too, demanding her pets!

If my mom spends any time at all at the computer, which she does every day, Piper comes out and puts her paws on her leg and peeps at her, letting her know it's time for pets! Mom is going to have to get Piper her own computer chair so she can sit next to her! Because girlfriend will not be denied! When she says it's pettin' time, it's pettin' time doggone it!

So I guess you could say, Piper has settled in quickly and is perfectly capable of running the household already! And now some pictures mom has taken!

Piper: This is where I lay when I want to by next to my new mom, but she can't reach me over the end table. Doesn't keep me from kneading on the carpet and talking to her though!

This are my foodies and waters dishes. That pink thing is my toy. My new mommy's daughter, the one who bringed me here, bought me new furry mousies. I reward her for this by staring at the mousies when mommy holds them up for me and giving them the eyes of "what the hell is that?! Get it away from me!!" hee hee, I think it's funny. I would rather play with the old toys from the kitty before me!

I call this, "it's my pettin' time!" I needs scritchin's on my neck and do not forget the top of my head, I loves pettin's on the top of my head. I also call this, almost out of mommy's reach, because it's hard for her to bend over this far. But I am still in the training mode with my new mommy. She'll get it soon enough I'm sure.

My mom's previous cat, Sir Moose-a-lot Goodyear Roadkill Thunderbottom, used to love to sit in front of my mom and let her pet him with her foot. Guess what Piper did?

Piper: I call this, "Oh yeah, that's the good spot!" The mommy training is going really well! She already understands that rolly polly kitties like to have their back rubbed by the tail! (it's hard to reach that spot for us full bodied girl kitties!) All in all, I'd say I'm a pretty happy girl here!

And I can report that my mom is a pretty happy girl too! She's got a new buddy, and it only took a few days before she decided to sleep on the bed with her! I think we found her a really good match, don't you?

Friday, June 23, 2017

Someone New Pipes Up!

Meet Piper! She's got a lot to say!

You all remember that my mom lost her Sir Moose-a-lot Goodyear Roadkill Thunderbottom not long ago? Well, she was ready for a new furry friend and I decided that I would find one for her as a Mother's day present.

I had no idea it would be so hard to find her a kitty! It's not like she was super specific about the kind of kitty she wanted.. Just had to be a big headed, white faced, tiger and white or tux, short haired, large male, super friendly, maybe dog friendly, kitty. Easy peasy, right? I'll wait for the laughter to stop.. ;)

Of course the first place I looked was Winnie's Wish! (do you know me?? hello!) But the only one who fit the bill, sort of, has to go with his brother and he doesn't fit the 'super friendly' or even really large. The super friendly Wisher is Sunspot, who really really really needs a home! But there's no way I could pass her off as a white faced large tuxie seeing as she's a lovely tabby with patches of copper in her gray tabby fur. Seriously, how is she still waiting?? So pretty!
(speaking of the brothers Binks and Blue, come on, someone out there must want an adorable pair of sweethearts who, while they may take a while to adjust, will give years of joy to whoever adopts them!)

I checked out kitties in local places, but no one seemed to fit the bill. I only found thirteen thousand that I wanted to take home, but none for my mom. (no, we're not looking for more kitties, three in our little house is enough!)

Meanwhile, I had a surgery consultation coming up in Columbus. Hey! I thought, I know someone who works with kitties in Columbus!! You all know her too, I'm sure, as the mom of the Random Felines, Jeanne! She fosters for Colony Cats, so I thought maybe they might have the special kitty we are looking for. I wrote to Jeanne and told her my tail, er, tale of woe in trying to find a big headed, white faced, tiger and white or tux, super friendly, maybe dog friendly, large male kitty. She wrote back right away with two quick suggestions and said there were probably more. The two she sent were adorable! But if you noticed, I forgot a key piece of the perfect kitty description.. These boys were both long haired. Mom wants short hair. Poo.

I got the link to their Petfinder page and oh boy! Lots of kitties that might fit the bill! Mom and I looked and I put all the possibles into a list for her. A few days passed and I said, hey, did you pick a kitty? She gave me a list of four (out of I think 16) that she liked. Between looking at them and picking them, three had been adopted! Poo again.

That leaves one, right? So we had our kitty? Guess again, there were a few new ones! Or at least a few we hadn't noticed before. More lists, more narrowing it down. We were getting down to the nitty gritty! My appointment was Tuesday and I needed to let Jeanne know as soon as possible so if it was in a foster home she could get it to the shelter for us to see!

Finally, I think it was Saturday night or Sunday when she finally said, "Piper." I looked her up to make sure she hadn't been adopted and.. "Um, mom. Did you know Piper was a girl?" "Oh? Well, that's ok." She was one of the only kitties listed as "large". So I let Jeanne know and we made plans to meet after my appointment!

Fast forward to Tuesday, we got out of my appointment very late and pretty much (with one quick stop at a specialty nut company) headed over to Colony Cats to meet Jeanne and Piper! Jeanne was waiting outside. Have you met her? What a really nice sweet lady! And it's not just her kitty tattoos that let you know she's a cat lady for sure!

We did the paperwork outside (busy inside even though they had just opened! Hope they had lots of adoptions!) and finally I couldn't take it, I had to get in there and get my hands on some fur! A mostly black little tuxie obliged and let me pet her as she sat next to me, so cute!

Piper was not one of Jeanne's fosters, so she didn't know her on sight, but knew where she was sleeping. Unfortunately just before we went in, a little boy ran into her cat tree and she moved. As I looked around at all of the tuxies, I realized that one persons idea of large and medium and another's idea can be vastly different! LOTS of the tuxies and tiger and whites that had been listed as medium were certainly large enough kitties to satisfy my mom's want of a big boy! But Piper had been chosen, she's the one we'd be leaving with. They listed her as 'large'. Me? I would have listed her as Extra Large! But adorable with it! Lots to love! Jeanne found her by the fish tank, that's where we took the picture I shared above.

"You like fishies, Piper?" I asked her, "Well, you're going to love the turtle tank where you're going!" Jeanne lugged, I mean, carried Piper over to me and I tried to hold her, but she much preferred to move to the tree right next to me where she enjoyed letting me pet her. She especially liked having her back right at the tail base rubbed. I've had big kitties before, that's the hardest spot for the round ones to get at, so scritches there probably feel great. (Shh, I didn't tell mom this, but I got too aggressive with the rump rubs and she put her teeth on my hand, "that's enough of that, lady!" but it wasn't really a bite, just letting me know to cool it!)

Time to load up and head for home! And that's when we found out what a talker she was! The second Jeanne put her in the carrier (let me pause here to say that Jeanne is an expert getting a kitty into a carrier! just, pop, and she was in! I'd still be there struggling I'm sure!) and girlfriend started up with a litany of complaints mixed with the song of her people! We paid for the kitty, and she sang. We walked out with her, and she sang. We loaded her into the van, and she sang. We said goodbye to Jeanne, and she sang. We loaded up, and she sang. We pulled out, and she sang. Continuously. But not loudly, because she has this adorable, tiny little sweet peeping kind of voice!

Piper sang for at least ten full, consistent minutes. Then she settled down, thank heavens! Though she peeped every so often all the way home, she was done with the long song. She was a good girl on a stop we made to see Greg's sister and her family who live in Columbus, met everyone through the carrier door and sat quietly while we visited for half an hour. Finally, it was time to get on the long road home. It was about a three hour drive to my mom's house and Piper traveled like a champ.

My mom called several times while we were on our way home, Piper even peeped into the phone for her! She called so many times that my phone battery went dead! I had to use Greg's phone then and I put the hurts to his battery too. Mom said this was even better than Christmas! We had to get her present home so she could open it!

We finally arrived, and the sky opened up and it began to pour with rain! Gotta love the timing, right? But we were there and Piper was home! I had mom sit on the couch, we put the carrier next to her and opened it. She didn't hesitate, Piper walked out and into her first hug with her new mommy.

Welcome home Piper! And welcome to the family! Happy belated Mother's day to my mom!

Since this has gotten WAY longer than I intended, I'll tell you how Piper is doing in her forever home next time! (I heard those groans!)

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Two for Tuesday

Nice days means open windows! Leo and Glitter tried to share a window. It sorta worked..

Glitter: Ya know, if you moved over or sat up, we could both sit in that window..
Leo: Hm, maybe so, but then again, maybe not.

Glitter and Leo: SQUIRREL!!

Leo: Oo birds too!
Glitter: Where does that squirrel think it's going?

All of the critters out there seem to want to torment the kitties, don't they? Thank goodness for strong screens!

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Cashmere VS the Vet

Sweet darling loving FRIENDLY Cashmere had to go to the vet this week.. She wanted to explore the exam room. Until... the vet showed up! Oh the indignities! My girl hissed!

Neither she nor Glitter ever hiss! (Leo hisses when there is a substitute mail carrier) Shocking event for the vet I'm sure.. Probably shook in his boots.

Poor girl has a UTI and had to have a shot. She also has pills. The vet said, "I'll give her todays." And popped it into her mouth. Whoosh, pill down the gullet!

Yay, we thought, this means she'll be easy to pill for the rest of the ten days, right? Right. ...Now hold on, don't get ahead of me and start laughing yet! Wait for it..

Cut to the next night when she's due for her pill. Oops, we fed them their snack before we remembered she needed to be pilled. Well, the vet assistant gave us a syringe to squirt water down after the pill, so maybe she wont need the snack to get rid of the icky pill taste.

Greg gathers up an unsuspecting Cashmere, who decides it must be extra special cuddle time with daddy and starts purring away! Not that she's crazy about being picked up, but it was daddy after all, her most favorite person in the world! What's this? He brings her to the mommy, the not-that-close-second-favorite-person! This usually means nail clips, oh no! Cue struggles!

Claw clipping will come soon enough, poor girl, probably this week, but no, we were only after getting a pill into her. Nice tiny oblong pills. No biggie, right? I said no getting ahead of me!

It took a few tries, but I got her jaw open and popped that pill in, just like the vet had, closed her mouth, waited for a swallow, let go... nothing in her mouth! Perfect! Little squirt of water to follow and we're done!

Greg keeps hold of her to give her some "good girl" scritches and... what's this? There's a wet soggy pill embedded in her extremely fluffy bib!

How did she even get that out of her mouth?? I didn't see a thing! And I was watching!!!

Have you ever tried getting a wet soggy pill out of fluffy long fur without breaking it up because you have to reinsert it into the cat? Not fun, is it? Sigh.

Take two: Blap, saw her do this quick tongue move that slid it out of the back side of her jaws just before I closed her mouth! Little brat!

Take three: Faster this time, pretty sure it's in! Hold.. hold... hold.... ok water to follow, look around.... no pill! Has to have gone down! Whew!

A few "good enough girl" scritches and Greg lets her go. Zoom, she's off like a shot!

Then Greg says, "Hey, what's that?" There's a pill in the folds of my blouse... Oh no! But it wasn't wet or soggy.. hold on here.... Check the bottle, do a pill count. Doggone it, musta dropped one when I was getting one out! Sheesh...

Day one down, 8 to go... Will any of us survive? I have my doubts! (You can laugh now, I'm done!)

Cashmere: Thank goodness that's over!

Keep thinking that, pretty girl!

Hmm, probably should have titled this one, Cashmere VS the Pills!

Monday, May 29, 2017

Belated Gotcha Day and Memorial Day

Oh I did it again... First I miss Leo's gotcha day, then I miss our blogoversary, now I've gone and missed the girls gotcha day on the 26th too!! Bad cat mommy, bad!

I think most of you know their story? Chrystal rescued seven feral kittens and TNRed their very very feral mom. I fell in love with Leo the Chinese Lion immediately and when he was about 9 months old, drove eight hours to get him. I had considered briefly getting Glitter with him but we already had Star and were sure she didn't want one kitty invading her home, much less two. So we got my boy.
Glitter and Cashmere were adopted together and I thought all was right in the world.

However, things went awry with Glitter and Cashmere's adoption. The family broke up and the cats were mistreated and Chrystal took them back. She has never told me the whole story, but just says they were in bad shape when she got them back and that she wouldn't take pictures because they looked so bad. After their fur grew back and they got some weight back on, Chrystal started looking for a home for them again. None showed up.

Chrystal briefly considered trading Glitter for a shelter cat, knowing that the friendly beauty would probably get adopted better if she were seen in person. This would leave her sister alone though, and they were bonded. This was the sign for me, no way, not gonna happen! They will stay together, I told Chrystal, and they will come to me! So we made another eight hour drive and got two fluffy sweeties!

I have never been happier! It took them some time, Cashmere more than Glitter, but they are the sweetest, cuddliest, most fluffilicious girls ever! I love my three Wishers and considering how they like to stay glued to me, I think it's safe to say that they love me too! Ok, Cashmere loves Greg more than she loves me, but she still loves me darn it! :)

Happy Gotcha day my darling girls! So sorry I'm late!

Double tummy fluff! (glitter on the left, Cashmere on the right)

All three lined up (Left to right, Cashmere, Glitter, Leo)

Kitten picture! (Left to right, Leo, Glitter, Cashmere, and sister Spritz tucked in under Leo)
Today is Memorial Day here in the United States of America!
Thank you to all those who have served and have given their lives in defense of this country. We are grateful for the freedom you have provided.


Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Tummy Tuesday

Is there anything better than a fuzzy kitty tummy? Glitter has tummy fuzz in spades!

Apparently the mail is quite comfy..

Glitter: zzzzZZZZzzzzzz

Glitter: zzzZZZZZzz *streeeeetch, toe curl* zzzzzzZZZZZZZzzzzz

Didn't even wake up!

If you haven't yet, think about joining in on the Chrystal Birthday Package Party!

Friday, May 19, 2017


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?

Goofy boy...

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?

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Glitter's At It Again!

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!

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Thankful Thursday

Leo: ZzzzZZZZzzzz hmm what? Oh, hi..

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.

(If you haven't seen it, please read about Chrystal's Birthday Package Party!)

Thankful Thursday Blog Hop

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Tummy Tuesday

Cashmere shows off her fabulous caramel tummy!

You know you want to give me a tummy rub.. and I'll allow it! But not for as long as my sister Glitter does, she's a tummy whore.

Bonus, look at them toehawks!

If you missed it, please read about my Big Idea for Winnie's Wish and Chrystal's birthday HERE!

Saturday, May 6, 2017

A Big Idea!

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.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Goodbye Sir Moose-A-Lot

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.

Monday, May 1, 2017


It's me, Leo! Reporting on the bestest news ever!!!!

It's true! It's true! Mommy's home!!! And not just for the weekend like she's been doing.

For serious!

Sunday is over and she's STILL HERE!!!

AND she brought home lots and lots of stuff! I'm about worn out with the sniffing and inspecting!

When she left, she said she'd be gone maybe three months. But she LIED! She was gone for eleventy hundred and sixty five days! She says seven months, but we all know humans can't count right, know what I mean?

Let me tell ya, I have been sitting on her and pinning her down so she can't leave again, and THIS TIME it worked! I know she's staying because I telled her to! I shoulda told her like this before, sheesh!

She says she's going to the human vet today, and I don't like the sound of that.. but she promised she'll be back afterwards. I think I better sit on her extra hard... Maybe I can make her miss the appointment. I know I'd appreciate it if someone made ME miss a vet appointment, right! I'll do my best and I'll report back to you kitties so hopefully we can all figure out how to prevent this vet stuff!

Mommy says she'll be better about blogging and visiting and commenting now that she's home, but also that it might take her a bit to be back to previous posting levels. I'll give her a little leeway.. but not much! Because now that she's home, she MUST do my bidding. Right? Right!!

Oh, and she promises some BIG IDEA is coming for Winnie's Wish and Miss Chrystal, so stay tuned!


Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Friday, April 21, 2017

Freaky Friday

There are no pictures of the actual occurrence, but I have been assured that this is what happened!

See Glitter here on the end of the bed amongst rumpled up sheets? (I know it's hard to see, Greg took it on his cell phone in the wee hours of the morning)

Glitter: I don't know what you're talking about... I'm a calm, sweet, innocent kitty cat.. Totally. I mean it. You believe me, right?

About three minutes before this shot was taken, that top sheet was neatly spread over the bed, from head to foot. And then Greg heard a noise and turned to look! Glitter was DIVING onto the top sheet and sliding down the bed with her paws tucked under! (see, they're still under!) Then she got up and did it again and again while Greg fumbled trying to get video! But she managed to slide the whole thing all the way to the foot and all he got was this seemingly innocent looking cat on an unmade bed.

Who are you going to believe? Miss Innocent up there, or Greg who total witnessed the whole thing, sans the moments when he was frantically mashing buttons on his flip phone? You decide!

Don't forget, if you haven't stopped by our Blogoversary comment-a-thon, it's still going until midnight Friday the 21st! (that's today!)
Help the kitties of Winnie's Wish by just saying hi! (Winnie's Wish, for those who may not know, is the cat rescue and shelter where I got Leo and then his sisters, and for whom I am pleased to fundraise in many different ways!)

Tuesday, April 18, 2017


Boy am I really messed up! First I go and forget to post on Leo's Gotcha day, then I go and miss posting on our blogoversary!!

Six years we've been blogging! It does NOT feel that long! I can't believe my boy is getting that old either! Denial much? Na, not me! ;)

The first pictures I posted of Leo were not the most flattering. But all I had was a crappy camera and a crappy cell phone camera, so we got what we got. So glad I have better now! Although lately I've mostly been posting pictures from Greg's camera (No, still not home, will talk about that another day).

I'm so thankful to Chrystal for having Winnie's Wish and for giving me a chance to be Leo's mommy! And then a few years later, entrusting me with two of his sisters too! She took excellent care of my babies, raised them well from scared little ferals to loving cuddly lapcats!

For our blogoversary, would you please head over to Daily Dose, the Winnie's Wish blog, and check out the kitties on the side bar who are still waiting for their forever homes. If you absolutely can't make room in  your life for one or a pair, would you share them? You never know who will fall in love with one of them like I did six years ago, could be one of your friends or family members or even one of their friends! (so ask them to share too!) Thank you!

Winnie's Wish can always use donations and wish list items! I think you know that I'm a big fundraiser for her, right? :) Well, for this blogoversary I'm going to fundraise differently than I have before. I'm going to do a comment-a-thon! That's right! Just by commenting on THIS post, you can help Winnie's Wish! For every comment I will donate $1 up to $50!! (no, the same person commenting a hundred times doesn't count hee hee) Thank you, in advance for helping out the woman who saved my sweet heart cat, Leo the Chinese Lion and his sisters, Glitter and Cashmere! (and the other three who are also in great homes!)

Look! our first banner!

The first picture I ever posted of Leo! Scared on the ride home, poor baby! You can read the story HERE on our first post ever!

Here's a better, yet still early, picture of my fuzzy boy playing!

My favorite picture of our sweet Star, who we will always miss, ornery as she was. She was a love when she wanted to be, but she ruled all of us with a velvet claw.

A favorite Leo picture! also early!

Thank you all, for visiting, for being our friends, and for helping me help the rescue that saved my heart kitty!

Edit: comment by midnight EST on Friday the 21st to count for the comment-a-thon!

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

It's the Line Up

Glitter: These pets are great..
Cashmere: Soak it up while you can, it's my turn soon, sister!
Glitter: I could lay here all night..
Cashmere: No she won't, she'll run off to her tree perch and I'll have MY daddy ALL night! Patience works for me. *smirk*

She's right, you know. Glitter stays until she's done then she's gone in the blink of an eye. Cashmere stays until your arm falls off! Leo falls somewhere in the middle but also manages to make it feel like it's your fault he has to leave when he does go..