April 25, 2020

Purrs and Prayers for Terry, Brian's Dad.

Please add Brian's Home Dad Terry, to your prayers.  He is in the hospital with heart issues.  I have firsthand knowledge of how all encompassing that is, when it is our hearts.  He will need us all right there with prayers, good wishes and purrs.




April 23, 2020

She Complains Both Ways

Kitties!  What's a cat to do?  She complains when I choose not to be there  with her as she falls asleep. She'll feebly call me in the night...trying to get me to come back to bed.  I will have been there  mind, perched on my usual place...on her chesticles until she turns out the light,  Then...gone like fog in the sun...off I go.

At first, the relief of breathing without me weighing her down ( as if!)  takes over.  Then, she starts whining for me to come back.   So, just before she is deeply asleep I come in and leap onto her belly. As she recovers from the startled time, I go to her head and settle on the pillow along with her head, and ease my warm side and shoulder onto the side of her face.  She aways smiles and drops off to sleep.

Complaint starts when I get tired of that, and get up to turn around..and settle heavily onto the side of her head, ear, eye and part of her nose.

Sheesh.  What do you want?  You say you love the warmth, the purring, my wee heartbeat, my fur...so...stop complaining! Can't breathe?  Not my lookout.  Eye mashed back into its socket..hey..learn to cope. My heartbeat so fast scares you?  I won't even go there with a smart remark.

So Kitties that's what I put up with.  Every day! I mean every night!  Darned if you do...darned if you don't.  Hey, look! I have a blue halo in my picture!


April 19, 2020

What *I* Think



Here it is.  Exactly what I think about it all.  You name it, and this is what I think.  Mom too.




April 16, 2020

Never Too Late to Learn

Kitties!  Mom learned something that she wished she had known way back when she still had the Admiral; never mind the rest of us...including me.

She has had to clean up our horking for YEARS!  And she could not understand why we did that so consistently.

While there will aways be medical reasons for horking up, the most common reason was something she had thought of several years after I came to live with her... and she tried to feed me accordingly. But she never knew the physical reason behind it.  Thanks to Catster, she does now through their on-line newsletter.

Mom had no idea at all...(no Vet ever told her while discussing my weight) that our tummies are only the size of a ping pong ball!!!!  They named what we do at the food bowl many times a "scarf and Barf".   Well goodness knows *I* was particularly good at that.  I do it rarely now because she started feeding me a heaping teaspoon of wet food to start in the morning, say.  After a few minutes, she would let me have another teaspoon.  The rest of the serving followed.  If I didn't return to it after an hour to two, she removed it.  The article mentioned that it is not necessarily in our nature to eat the entire serving at one time  That instead, we like to do as we would have done in nature, which is eat some...save our capture and eat more in a while.

Just sharing what she learned.  It has benefitted me as well as the carpet, though I like to keep my paw in and hork sometimes and watch while she uses up her tiny store of paper towels!






April 14, 2020

The Lady. Always Delicate and Proper

Of course I am, always delicate and proper Mom.  I take after you.  Oh...neither of us are delicate?  I concur.  Oh.  We're not doing a paper for school with our proper business language either?   I agree.  Better?  






April 11, 2020

The Life of Katie

Kitties...there are two introoder cats out there somewhere and so I stay on patrol at all times.  I had to leave this fab sunpuddle that landed in the spare room  to:



they won't get past me!






April 9, 2020

Life is Just a Bowl of Broccoli

Kitties!  Through the years my mom and the kitties who came before me, have spoken of all the trees we have.  I decided to put a picture here so you can see for yourself.  Every time another tornado comes through or a severe thunderstorm the town will worry about the forest of trees toppling on our homes.  And that happens quite often.





My town was carved out of thick woods/forest.  The trees are very old and very very tall.  Mom finally got two in the front yard down much as she disliked doing that. One was a maple and one was an oak. The oak was 90' tall.  The company who took it down couldn't get to the top with their bucket fully extended.  So of course when it was sawn at the top and the pieces were lowered to the ground with ropes. It made mom  truly sad to let it go.  The maple 60' tall as well.  But they either one would have cut our house in two as happened across the street with the neighbors home.

I'll think of all these things and more *I'm snoring this second in time* as all this time  we have been stuck in the house.  It passes before my grape green eyes!

We will get through this is what mom says and I believe her.  XXOO


April 4, 2020

Kitty Life as Always

Kitties!  This is what I was doing at night.  Brother who is leaving today back to his place was sitting there and I got up there behind him while he read.




April 1, 2020

Mom and I Need a Vacation After That! (A slight revision has been added)

Kitties!  I got to the v-e-t.  They took me from the car.  Mom was bid goodbye.  I was given 100 mg.   of whatchamacallit! All mom knows is about two and a half hours after she left me ( her not allowed in the Clinic- nor anyone else) she was called and told I said many many HBO words, cussed stylishly, growled and hissed and said some more unsavory things.  I fought too.

Mom was told that they would still try to give me all my shots if they could and burrito me for claw trim.  Mom told me she kept asking on the phone to the v-e-t, about how in the wide world I could do all that (she believed them...just could not figure how when I was packing the gabapentin) with sedative in me that worked great the one time SHE got it into me.

So I came home with no blood work this time as was planned, as they didn't want to torture me; and I'd had a full panel 6 mo. ago.  No real exam....no potty patch.  Just nails and shots.  Almost a bust.  They way they talked to her on the phone, I wasn't even going to get the shots.  But they got it done while mom was on my way.

Now.  When I got home, I ate big as soon as I got out of the PTU.  Then, I staggered to mom and asked to be picked up. She picked me up under my arms and settled me on her lap.  I immediately laid my head on her chest and closed my eyes  and fell deeply asleep.  The gabapentin had finally kicked in.  I slept 6 total hours undisturbed. They had waited 2 hrs., but apparently it wasn't enough.  Mom put me on my recliner after half an hour on her lap and that is where I slept my 6 hrs.

I slept with mom though at night.  ON her head. I needed that.

Here is a picture mom took when she laid me in my recliner.  My head was down and my face buried except the mustache side was up facing.

It was a bad bad bad day for me...and Mom too.  Next time they will likely wait a bit longer.  I hope I will recover from this because I had just started acting nicer while there the last 2 times.. They thought Mom should have been there.  MOM thought so too but they wouldn't let her.

Oh.  I lost 6 oz.  since August 2019.  Mom helped with that by giving me just enough dry food to cover the bottom of the bowl 1 layer (medium sized) and premium wet food 2 times a day.  I eat it all.  I have been more active too.

Last night

Air Lily, with Lily flying the pink jet, gathered up all my Twitter Pals, the woofies and kitties, and brought them to the Vet's office to hold my paws.  But they all landed just before momma got me.  It was so good to see them!