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..

Monday, March 27, 2017

Leo's Belated Gotcha Day!

On March 26, 2011 we made an eight hour journey to meet Chrystal and pick up my darling little baby Leo! I say "little" because that's what I expected. But I've learned that there is nothing 'as expected' about my heart kitty!

It was my gotcha day, I got my fav snackie and good mommy snuggles! 'Cause I'm that awesome, right! Mommy said so!

At nine months old, I expected to see a long and lanky but still not full grown kitten! What I got was a long and lanky HUGE kitty, bigger than my senior kitty Star! I thought maybe since he was a kitten and smaller than her that she might accept him, you know, 'aw look at the baby!' Um, nope!

Chrystal said he'd take a long time to adjust and become friendly since he was scared of everyone but her. So I expected him to be frightened of me and to try to get away when I was trying to move him from Chrystal's carrier to my carrier. I pulled him out and he melted into my arms. Half of the eight hour trip back home was spent with him clinging to my shoulder, leaning into my head (the other half huddled in a kennel looking miserable but never making a peep.

I expected him to want to explore after I let him out of the laundry room that was set up as a home base for him. And he did, a little. But he would cry for me when he couldn't find me. I would go and find him, calling his name and he would run to me like "where did you go! Don't do that again!"

I expected there to be tension between him and Star but that they would eventually learn to live together, maybe even be friends. Nope, never. She despised him and he occasionally antagonized her on purpose, just for the fun of it. Funnily enough, she kind of liked his sisters when they joined us three years later, but that's a story for their gotcha day.

I expected to remember his Gotcha day because I kept thinking about it all month. But then it fell on a weekend home and I spend the day snuggling with him and not writing... whoops. I'm thinking, though, that if you asked him, he'd say he would rather have the snuggles!

Snuggles are the best, especially when I get kisses on the top of my head! I even let mommy get in a short tummy rub.. My little gift to her for adopting me.

I expect you all are expecting an obligatory kitty picture? This one, you get the expected!

This is how Leo spent half the ride home, snuggled over my shoulder. Couldn't move him from that spot with a stick of dynamite!
One of the first pictures of baby Leo and some of his sisters. Leo is top left. Under him is Spritz I think, front and center is Glitter and behind her ear is Cashmere!

This is after he shed some of his fear and was out playing still at Winnie's Wish!

Happy 6th Gotcha Day Leo the Chinese Lion! I'm so glad you got gotted by ME!!!!!

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Thankful Thursday

Thank you all for your prayers and purrs and good thoughts for my mom's cat, Sir Moose-a-lot Goodyear Roadkill Thunderbottom, who had surgery on Monday. He is doing really well!

Turn out the light and leave, there'll be no hand washing here today.
(wish I'd asked for a new picture of him! but here he is in his old round shape)

He had managed to gain back some weight before surgery thanks to his antibiotic and appetite stimulator putting him at 12 pounds!

We were worried that the lump in his mouth/jaw might be a tumor, might be cancer, might be something awful, but hoping it was just a tooth. Even that would not be very nice, but better than the alternatives. With his age and condition, we were also worried about just going in for surgery. My mom said he's only around 11, which isn't terribly old but does put him in the senior category.

Moosey came through the surgery well though! And the lump was the gum pockets around two broken teeth, all swelled up and over the breaks. It's possible someone may have kicked him. And it's possible that this could have happened before my mom got him when he was running around the cemetery near my sisters house, or on his recent jaunts. Or who knows really, how they broke, but they were. The doctor removed those broken teeth and some of the overgrown gum tissue as well as his remaining top fang because it was pocked full of cavities. Poor kitty! He has his bottom fangs still, and other side teeth, so he's not down to just gums yet!

And the really good news, he's already eating like a... well like a moose! He wasn't allowed to have anything until 7pm after his surgery and he was NOT happy about it! He bugged my mom, telling her over and over that his dishes were empty, darn it! FEED ME! But she stuck to her guns. And then he found some dropped dry food behind his empty food dish! Seriously, how did he even want that with a sore jaw? Oh yeah, he was on pain killers and antibiotics, feeling no pain!

And acting like a goof! She said he was pouncing around the kitchen like a little nut! I don't think he's felt good enough to play in a while so it was good to hear that he's all feisty and fun again! Of course, he might just be high on pain killers, but we'll take it!

And now that he's back on food, he's even happily eating his hard food which he loves and had to give up for the pain. And he still has lots of canned goodness and those bisques and chowders and gravies that we started him on when he started having trouble eating. He's one happy kitty on his way back to being fat and happy! (hopefully not back to 25 pounds though hee hee)

Thank you all again, for the good wishes! We're so thankful mom's boy is on the mend!!

Joining the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!