Friday, August 28, 2015

Remembering Audrey

Today we especially remember Audrey, who went to the Rainbow Bridge on May 10th, 2014.     We miss her every day, her beautiful pale fur, her sweet purrs, and fun ways such as curling up in Dad's arms when he was using the laptop.     Dear girl, we will see you again one day.

Also, my family's other kitties who went to the rainbow bridge:  Rusty, Kimi, Smudgie, and the kitties Mom remembers from her childhood:   Davey, Preebo and China Cat.      And my brother's dear boy Terence.

And Auntie M's sweet ones too:   Flossie, Kimi-2 and Amy.    

We also miss some woofies who were in  Mom's family, who went to the Rainbow Bridge - Misty, Taffy, Vicky and Moppet.   

Run free and happy, all you sweeties!!

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Sunday Selfie

Friends, I know I have been MIA for a while:  here is a Sunday Selfie to celebrate the beautiful Sunday we have here today.      Dad is busy working on staining our deck, otherwise I would show you myself out there enjoying the whiffies.

Instead you get me with some slightly annoyed ears.     I don't know what I was annoyed about when I took my selfie - probably the flashie focus light.  

Once again, I am joining with The Kitties Blue at The Cat On My Head for today's blog hop.  

Saturday, August 8, 2015

World Cat Day and Bootsie Needs Our Help

Today is World Cat Day.    You mean EVERY day is not World Cat Day?    

One way we can help celebrate all that we have on World Cat Day is to help kitties who are less fortunate than ourselves.       One of these sweet kitties is Bootsie, who was abandoned by his family and has a terribly painful ear condition that needs surgery.     Brian and Terry Frum  have set up a YouCaring site where you can read more about Bootsie and his plight, and make a donation.       No amount is too little: every bit helps.    Just click HERE.    There are also several updates about how Bootsie is doing, so do read them too.

Team Dash Kitten has added an auction they will be hosting for the whole WORLD to help Bootsie. To participate in the auction, either by donating something for it, or by bidding, go to ALL EARS FOR BOOTSIE

Ann of Zoolatry, thank you for both these great graphics!

Wednesday, August 5, 2015


Today is NOMS Day, a day to celebrate our other species friends and encourage tolerance and friendship.    Thanks to The Cat Realm for the great badge!        Here at our house, I am the only inside pet, but outside we have bird feeders that attract a lot of birds, even a hummingbird feeder that has frequent visits from one female hummingbird.   She is SO fast, I have no picture.   Then we have chipmunks running around our stone wall, and even a woodchuck who visits quite a lot.  Yup, no pictures.  

However, the most exciting visitors this summer have been the deer - it is hard to call them VISHUS deer, because the little ones are so cute.      The main visitors we see are two different mamas, one with a single fawn and another with twins.   Dad thinks the younger Mom of the singleton is the daughter of the other one.     Here are some pictures:

Inside the house, I have to be satisfied with some very quiet NOMS friends, like Mr/Miss seal here:

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Winner of Nellie's Finish the Sentence Game

Kitties, how cute is this:

This past week, I entered Nellie's Finish the Sentence game #22 and was the very first entry.     The sentence to be completed was "Hot days are...." so I thought immediately of "Hot Days are Lazy Days".   Truth be told, around here ALL days are lazy days, but hot days are definitely the MOST lazy ones.     I never ever thought my entry would be picked by randomizer, because it was the first one.    But it WAS!

Don't you love the picture?    Aren't those back feet the best, and the tabby W on my head?  

Thanks so much Nellie and Mom for my super duper cartoon.

If you have not ever entered the weekly contest, head on over to Nellie's blog and be sure to enter week #23!!

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Somewhat Uneasy Sunday

Hi, kitties.     Sorry we have been so limited in commenting this week.

Dad is still involved in painting, and I do like to lie on the canvas drop cloths he uses to protect the rugs and furniture from his splatterings.      As you can see here:

Kitties, I have some unsettling news, though with some of the things other pets and humans are facing, it is not that big of a deal.      Mom has been noticing that I seemed thinner, even in spite of having a good appetite.      She thought there was a chance I had diabetes.    So on Wednesday I was hauled off to the vet and they stole some blood from my arm to do their tests.   They checked the glucose right away and told the humans it was normal.       However, the test results showed that I was mildly hyperthyroid.   The vet had also commented on my heart being faster than normal, but said it could have been from just being there.    Seems not so, as that is a symptom of hyperthyroidism too.

I know many kitties have this, and my humans went through it with Audrey, whose T4 level was much higher.      So they are going to be trying to get me to take some medicine for it.   Wish us all luck!

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Sunday Selfie

Sorry for the slight blur, but I only took one shot so this is all I have for selfies today.

I wanted to say a little bit about Wednesday's Wordless post.   I do enjoy being on the deck and often look in that direction - Dad thinks I am watching for chipmunks.     But I also look down through other parts of the railing uprights.

But what I was really trying to show you was how nicely Dad had arranged the beach umbrella to provide me with shade.    I don't like the very bright sun outside, but with a bit of shade, and a nice bit of yellow towel for my tush, life is good.

Today as usual,  I am joining the kitties blue at The Cat on My Head for today's blog hop.

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Sunday Selfie/Assistant Position

Really, my assistant has been slacking off beyond reasonable.   Spitty was advertising for a new assistant, and I think I need to as well.     Occasional Sunday posts just doesn't cut it.

I am joining the Kitties Blue at The Cat on My Head for Selfie Sunday.    Mom got this picture yesterday as I was on the couch, angling for her to pick me up and put me over her shoulder.

Belated Happy Independence Day!!