Monday, September 19, 2022

Meow like a Pirate Day

 Yup, posting the same one again... But I loves it!


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It's Meow like a Pirate day again! And I had so planned on making new pictures.. But time has once again gotten away from me, grrrr. So I'm dragging out my favorite old ones, starting with our Jolly Cat-gerrr!

 Fly your pirate flags free today, me harties! Yo ho ho and a crate of catnip!



 Cap'n Leo is goin' ashore to bury his booty on his secret treasure island! Don't try to get the location out of him, for the last pirate who tried is buried next to his last haul! Muhahahaha!



 Sirens Glitter and Cashmere lurk nearby, waiting to lure pirates to their watery graves! Don't be drawn in to their beauty or you'll pay the price!

 
Lift a mug of catnip rum and sing a few sea shanties with us as we celebrate another fun filled Meow like a Pirate day!

Sunday, July 3, 2022

Good News All Around

 Y'all, we gots good things happenin' finally! 
 
Leo: I do too know how to share, I don't know what everyone's talkin' about.. 
Glitter: Dude, it's because you usually try to chase us girls off when you wanna sit somewhere.
Leo: I never!
Cashmere: Dude... 
Glitter: Seriously, dude. 
Leo: Ok ok But that doesn't mean I don't know how to share, I just usually don't choose to! 
 
 
And this isn't even the good news!
 
See their daddy's feet in the picture? He's finally, after six months! finally out of the boot/cast/thingie! He's not walking all jaunty and without a care, but he is walking without the boot! Looks like he will not need surgery and will be able to go back to work probably by the end of the month! Things are looking up for our guy! 
(and the trial is finally going to start for the guy who hit him, fingers crossed that all works out right!) 

The other good news is Leo! You may or may not know that I'm always lamenting about his weight and begging him to please please eat more and put on a pound or two, anything! I just want him to have a buffer for when he gets sick, which is every spring and fall. Him and Glitter, allergy season or air/heat changes really gets to them. EVERY time he gets sick, he loses weight and I swear never puts it back on. But this time! He (and Glitter) went in to the V. E. T. for their usual snotty eye goopy issues and since we cannot pill them, they got long acting shots and a return in two weeks for a second one. Well at his second trip in, HE GAINED!!!!! 
 
Leo put on two whole ounces in two weeks!!! I nearly cried! 
 
You have no idea... It's so hard when they are skinny in the first place and are not food motivated. This is such a huge relief for me. And I'm so proud of him! 

Glitter gained four ounces, but she's a substantial kitty cat normally and has a bit of a buffer so, ya know, not as big of a deal but I'm glad she's healthy. 

Cashmere, by the way, never gets sick, and is at a good weight all the time. Stable Mable, that girl, lol

So there ya go, they all laid on daddy without fighting, daddy's getting better and is outta that boot, and Leo gained weight! We're just rockin' along here!

Monday, May 23, 2022

Glitter Questions

 
Glitter: What shoe?
 
 
 
Glitter: Why does everyone keep asking me about daddy's shoe?


Silly girl, her fur almost completely covers that shoe! And she does not give it up easily, even if it IS the only shoe daddy can wear right now. (still has the boot on the other foot)


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I have a couple of questions of my own, if you would indulge me please? 
I'm always thinking about ways to fundraise for Winnie's Wish (I know, you're shocked!) And a new idea is a Winnie's Wish car window cling or bumper sticker type thing. Or a Tshirt. 
Would anyone be interested in either or both or neither? Would you, or do you, wear tshirts or display things with a shelter name on it? 
Or would you prefer a cute cat shirt/car thing that has Winnie's Wish small so it's more cats, less branding the shelter?
Right now my design is several cats cavorting around and with the Winnie's Wish words. But I can start over. IF anyone thinks they'd get one to support Winnie's Wish. 
 
 
 
 
And While we're thinking about Winnie's Wish and Chrystal! 
 
Chrystal's Birthday is May 30th! 
What do you say we start another Birthday Package Party?! 
 


Use the Amazon Wish List and send something for her Birthday! 
Or use the donate button on my blog and I will make one big purchase with everyone's bits. 
OR use the donate button on Chrystal's blog and send money directly to her for Winnie's Wish.
 
Whatever way you can, if you can, please help out Winnie's Wish and make Chrystal's Birthday wonderful! 
 
 
PS: Please please do answer the questions about shirts or car window clings/bumper stickers! I don't want to make them if they wouldn't be used! Would your decision be based on the design? If so, next time I'll have a mock up what I'm thinking about to show you.

Sunday, April 3, 2022

Leo's Gotcha Day

 On March 26th we celebrated Leo's 11th Gotcha day! I didn't forget it, I just haven't posted about it yet. (We will steal the laptop back from daddy more often if we can..) But we remembered and he got a special treat and many extra snuggles that day! 

I'm going to share the first ever post I did about getting Leo. Maybe I should save that for our upcoming blogoversary but I really want to share it because I just reread it and it still gives me all the good feels! 
So here it is, it was called: 

Face To Face

Two and a half weeks ago, 8 hours from home, I fell in love all over again. That’s when I met the new man in my life. His name is Leo. Leo the Chinese Lion. And he is absolutely the mostly cuddly, sweet, fluffy, snugglishious grey kitty I’ve ever seen!

And I owe it all to Chrystal of Daily Dose of Dogs (AKA Cats With Your Coffee)! She is a private rescuer who took in a family of 6 little feral kittens last October, one of which is Leo. She’s an amazing woman with a heart as big as all outdoors! If you want to read about Leo from his very beginning, check out her blog. Leo’s story starts in the archives on October 8th.

That is the day I first set eyes on Leo, even before he had a name. I saw that little grey face with the huge scared eyes and my heart melted. I looked for mention (and pictures!) of him over the next few months and I shared the stories with my husband, Greg. I kept telling him that if we lived closer I’d want to try to adopt him. Of course, neither of us thought our older kitty, Star, would accept another kitty even if we did live closer. So I tried to content myself with pipe dreams of that fuzzy little baby.

I would joke with Greg about trying to contact Chrystal to ask about Leo, and we’d laugh because it seemed such a far fetched thing. Then something odd began happening. Greg started talking like maybe it didn’t have to be a joke or pipe dream. Then I started thinking he was the crazy one. Didn’t he know how far away this kitty was? He knew I was a little jealous that Star was HIS kitty. I’ve always loved cats and always had one or more. But this kitty, an only kitty for many years, slowly had transferred from being my kitty, to being his. She loves him deeply and completely.

If I’m holding Star and Greg comes in, she leaves me for him. If he’s sleeping, she will let me pet her as she lays on my book. But if Greg so much as shifts a finger, she rushes over to him to see if he will pet her! I’m only good enough for her if he’s not around. Yes, I think it’s funny, but I want a cuddly cat too!

So back to Leo. I tried to contact Chrystal a few times and heard nothing. Then one day I got an email saying she’d been trying to contact me! I have no idea why I didn’t get her e-mails, I’d even checked my spam folder several times. Whatever the reason, we got in contact with each other finally and I told her how much I would love to have Leo. We e-mailed back and forth a few times and it just became more and more obvious that this could really happen! Greg even decided to ask for a few days off so we didn’t have to wait for vacation to go get the kitty!

Fast forward to two and a half weeks ago and we loaded up my mom’s van with a kitty carrier, kennel, and gifts for the special woman about to make my dreams come true! Saturday as we prepared to check out of our hotel we got a call, Chrystal and Leo were there! If we hadn’t had trouble with the hotel doors and keys and manager we’d have been at the gas station to meet them in, I swear, 3 minutes! I was that excited! I don’t know how long it actually took, probably no more than 15 minutes that felt like an hour, but we pulled into the gas station and looked around for a car with someone looking for us.

We pulled into the just vacated spot next to Chrystal and I was beside myself with excitement! I had to slow down enough to give her the things I’d brought for her and her kitties because I knew once I got my hands on Leo I’d totally forget what I wanted to say! Still, we quickly got to the main event, the transfer of Leo The Chinese Lion! She handed us her carrier, and I asked Greg to get in the back of the van with me in case he got out and ran around and I couldn’t catch him. I was prepared for the worst.

I needn’t have worried. I opened the carrier and he sat there looking at me with huge gold eyes. I reached in to get him out, not an easy task, but I finally pulled him into my arms and he melted into my chest! This was not going to be one of those don’t-touch-me kitties! I wanted to just sit there and hold him, but Chrystal was waiting, so I reluctantly put him into the carrier. Chrystal had suggested the carrier rather than the kennel right away so he would feel enclosed and safe. He went to the back of the carrier and huddled.

We gave Chrystal back her carrier and after hugs and well wishes, we headed out for out 8 hour drive home. Was it excitement, I wonder, that had Greg get on the highway in the wrong direction? I don’t know, but I, for one, thought it was too funny! If you know Greg, you know that this kind of thing rarely ever happens to him, so when it does, I gotta tease! Love you Greg!

We got turned around at the first exit and about 20 minutes into our drive, I just couldn’t take it any more. I had to get him out of the carrier and into my arms. It was a lot harder to get him out of my carrier because it has a rim and he’s a very strong boy! But I got him out and he immediately crawled up to my shoulder, snuggling under my neck and leaning into my head. Ok, I thought, this is good for a minute.. But I can’t see him! I could, however, pet him, and I did. Eventually he started purring, but he refused to move from my shoulder!

Nothing I could do would entice him down. Sure, I could move him, put him in my arms, but within seconds he would climb back up to his spot. Stubborn! But at least I was holding him. He spent about half the trip on my shoulder, and half in the kennel. I don’t think he was fond of the kennel at all!



You can see the box I put in the kennel in the picture. I put it in there to give him a hidey hole to duck into, somewhere to feel safe and cozy.. Do you notice something? Like how it’s WAY too small for him! I never expected him to be so huge! I figured six months old; he’s going to be half grown, a teen kitty. But wow, he’s bigger than my Star who’s about 14! Given the size of his feet, regardless of the extra toes, I think he’s still got some growing to do, he’s gonna be a very big fluffy boy!

We arrived home fairly late. But I think I’ll tell the story of his first night and the following days in another post as this is running a lot longer than I intended for my first post! There are many more wonderful tales to come, including how I just knew Leo was meant to be mine. 
 
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Happy 11th Gotcha Day Sweet Leo!! I'm so glad I got you!

Sunday, March 6, 2022

Not Quite A Sunday Selfie

 

Leo here, ya'll! Thought I'd update ya on what's goin' on 'round here but didn't feel like waking up waking up enough to get a true selfie. So admire my toe hawks whilst I regale ya with an update. 
 
I figure that 'cause I'm gonna talk about daddy's feets that I might as well show you mine! And yes, I was sleeping like this for a long time. Mommy said I was too cute. She ain't wrong! 
 
So last we wrote, over a month ago! Dang, we missed all of February! Daddy had had his accident and was hobbling around in a boot and a cast. That lasted as long as it took for him to get that second opinion from the bone people vet then he put it in something else that laced up.. or something weird so mommy bought him a pair of larger shoes so he could wear one on that foot over the lace up cast thing. That lasted for a few weeks but when he went back, that sprained foot was no better so that foot got another xray and then put into a taller boot than the broken foot. Which is NOT getting surgery, much to mommy's displeasure because it's still in three pieces and is no closer to being healed or even coming together than it was the first day. But that sprained foot is the worst pain one, and it's not really sprained but has torn or pulled ligaments and tendons. Pretty ouchie I guess. 
So one foot is in a gray boot that goes half way up his calf and the other is in a black boot that goes to the knee. He's using his knee walker but which foot do you move it with?? The sprained one I guess, gotta be off the broken one. He's also using a wheelie walker on occasion, the kind with a seat you can use when you gets tired. 
We're so used to it that he can roll right next to the girls and they don't even flinch or move. I do, because I'm smart enough to know he's tipped that thing over a few times! 
 
We have been holding him down as best as we can. Mommy's gettin' jealous because even I spend a lot of time on him when he's got his feets up in the recliner. And worst of all, I have started sleeping up against him, sharing Sleepy Time Territory with Cashmere!  
 
Don't fret, we still pile on mommy, even all three at once occasionally! It's just that we're tryin' to help daddy so we pile on him too, yes, sometimes all at once. 
 
We all had to go to the vets last month. Daddy could not take us, no way. Not on his knee walker and with three PTU's! (that's Prisoner Transport Unit's to those that don't know kitty slang) So Twin 1 and her hubby came and took us. Glitter and I got antibiotic shots, Cashmere got.. some other shot. Turns out she wasn't sick (she never, ever gets sick!) but she was having a flea allergy problem. Mommy thought she got rid of those darn fleas or that at least they were dormant in winter, but nope, vet says that her rash was from fleas. We all got another shot updating our kitty shots, thanks for bringing that up doc.... I got drops for my nose, yeah, I fought that! Glitter got drops for her eyes, if you that that's easy, you don't know how strong and tough Glitter is, despite her beauty pageant appearance! 
As soon as we got home, as Twin 1's hubby let us out of our carriers, he quick as you please, and all by himself, put flea meds on our necks! Mommy was in awe! Usually takes two or three people to do this, because, you know.. we're fierce. We didn't even fight Hub1 though, and we don't hate him! He's seriously a great cat guy, he had skillz!
 
We gots a lawyer. No, not for the unappreciated vet visit, but we should consult with him over that! For daddy's accident. The guy who hit him was unlicensed, uninsured, under the influence (drugs), and in someone else's car! We know he was arrested, but that's all we know right now. I have a feeling it's not gonna be a short process... 
 
Mommy has wanted to help us with a blog post for a long time now. But since daddy's home all the time, he has stolen her laptop! She has had so little access to it that she has, after years of fighting and saying never ever, she put facebook on her phone! *gasp!* Time's, they is a-chaingin'! We'll try to wrestle the laptop away from daddy more and post more often, we miss our friends! 
Purrs and head bumps to all of you! 

Sunday, January 2, 2022

Leo's Scared Sunday Selfie

 
Leo: Friends, I is hidin' my face 'cause I had a scare! We all did!! Last Tuesday, while ridin' high over our post with the Auction Results, mommy got a call from daddy, and he was in the back of an ambulance! Mommy freaked. Out! We all ran from her, lemme tell ya, freaked us out too! Daddy got hit on the highway and his bus/van got flipped over! He got thrown down the other side when it flipped and landed on his face, ya'll, his face! 
You shoulda seen how we looked at him when he got home from the people vet building! Cashmere just jumped up on the arm of his chair as usual and stopped in her tracks and stared and stared and stared at his face! Kitties, people's got no fur to cover the multiple colors they can turn, it's freaky. 
He's got both of his feets wrapped up too, so he ain't walkin' right at all. Daddy said one is a cast and one is a boot, but the cast is on the bad sprain and the boot is on the broken one, does that sound right to you? Us either.. 
Momma says daddy needs surgery on his footsie, but daddy said maybe, and they don't stop going back and forth on it. Daddy has to see a second people bone vet for a second opinion so mommy stops harpin'.. I mean talkin' about it..  
One good thing, we gots him trapped now! He can't get away from us so we gets ta nap on him alllllll the time! We have to hold him down so he can heal and recover, right? That's what good kitty nurses do, so me and the girls, we's takin' this job very seriously! 
Another good thing is that Twin 1 and Twin 2 and their mommy (my mommy's sister) are coming over all the time and helpin' us all out. More people for pettin' time! 
So that's our scary end of year story, we sure hopes this new year is much better!!! Our folk's is tired of bein' hurt and not feelin' good! Anyone who wants ta send power o' the paw, purrs or prayers sure is appreciated by our daddy! And mommy too, maybe she'll feel your good will and stop freakin' out so much! 
 
Oh, and Happy New Year to ya all!!!! Purrs everyone! 
 
 
 
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Tuesday, December 28, 2021

Toothy Tuesday

 I don't know about you all, but I love seeing little fangs peek out... Leo shows his off like this a lot. Usually when he's happily asleep!

Leo: zzzzZZZZzzzzz Must nap in the new year... zzzzzz