Thursday, January 28, 2010
The photo on the right, is the last picture of me and Mojo together. He was euthanized shortly after this shot. His tumor was huge and causing more discomfort that we could control. So on February 25th, 2009 Mojo's time on earth ended. It's hard to believe it's almost been a whole year. Fly High Superman!!
On a happier note, my great aunt, will be 97 this month. Here's a picture of her in summer 2009, at 96. She looks great!
My sister, Great Aunt Irene, and me.
Can't wait to see what the groundhog says tomorrow about our weather...
Thankful Thursday - an Award
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Monday, January 25, 2010
He takes his job as oldest mancat very seriously. It's tough keeping his younger brothers in line and out of trouble!
Friday, January 22, 2010
Pirate came to live with us in 2003 as a kitten. He had a stump of a leg, or a peg leg, hence the name Pirate. He could get around fine, but he would continually hit the stump on something and just shake it off...I image it was like hitting your funny bone or something. The stump kept a sore on it from being hit on things. The decision was made to have the stump removed up to his hip. He spent one night at the vet and was back home. He healed really quickly, and without that part of a leg, he was able to get around much better. He can climb stairs like a champ. He can jump, but not high enough to get on the counters...he is one of our best cats :)
He loves to play with fevvers especially and Da Bird is one of his favorites. He can wrestle with the best of them too. The main problem with have is because he is slightly curved, when he runs at the others, he looks threatening, so they (mainly Tanner) are afraid of him at times. Other than that, he is just like any other cat.
His tail is super thick to compensate too. The vets have to alter where they give some of his shots because of the missing leg. He is also a bit sensitive to you messing with the remaining leg. He potties fine and loves to dig!
Don't think though that he doesn't get into any trouble...he can find ways to be naughty just like his cousins! Here he is in a potted plant on the porch at the apartment.
Well, that's Pirate. I'm trying to get my sister to be a guest blogger and explain why he believes he is Canadian. I think she'll be posting soon to tell that story...since the Winter Olympics are about to start up again and they are in Canada this year.
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Window Views - A Painting
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Tent on Tuesday
This tent that Tanner is modeling for you, was a gift from Devon's godmother. She likes to visit the boys on occasion, and usually Devon hisses and acts ugly, unless she brings some sort of bribe. This was a peace offering on one visit :)
I don't think there's a cat in this tent, but Smokey could be in there with his eyes closed! He loves this tent, and hangs out in here quite frequently. One really nice thing about this tent, and the one below, is that they help raise money for a rescue group. The Marley Fund works with FeLV and FIV positive cats.
Friday, January 15, 2010
We lived in this dungeon for 5 months, while the house finished. This picture was taken about two weeks before we moved again.
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
We took him to the orthopaedist and he determined that there was a massive infection of some sort in his joints, primarily the elbows. We started on three times a day antibiotic injections (I learned how to give shots with Derek). It's amazing what we'll learn how to do for our babies! Because of the time schedule of the shots, I brought Derek to work everyday with me, and he hung out in my office. He was the sweetest little fella, with no meow, he would just open his mouth at you! It would melt my heart every time and I'd have to hold him.
After three weeks of the shots and fever reducer, etc...Derek was not getting any better, and in fact, was getting worse. The infection was spreading and more joints were impacted and he was in pain. It was determined that he had some sort of auto-immune disease that was attacking his little body, and we made the decision to have him euthanized. I had only known Derek for 4 weeks, but I'll never forget him.
Derek's ashes are in a sugar pot on my mantel because I had already decided if he were to get well, I'd adopt him. The rescue group was wonderful in letting me keep him forever!
Monday, January 11, 2010
In more exciting news, we've been given the Superior Scribbler Award from our friends Eric and Flynn.
The Superior Scribbler Award was started by The Scholastic Scribe to celebrate their 200th post. To read more about the Superior Scribbler Award click HERE.
As with every award, there are some rules that need to be followed:
- Each Superior Scribbler (SS) must pass the Award on to 5 deserving blogger friends.
- Each SS must link the author and name of the blog from whom he/she received the award.
- Each SS must display the award on his/her blog and link to the post which explains the award.
- Each SS is asked to visit the post which explains the award and add his/her name to the Mr. Linky List.
- Each SS must post these rules on his/her blog.
We would like to pass this award on to the following serious scribblers:
Perfectly Parker, Brian's Home, The Creek Cats, Raymond and Busby, and A House with Two Cats
Friday, January 08, 2010
Thursday, January 07, 2010
Wednesday, January 06, 2010
Tuesday, January 05, 2010
Toys on Tuesday
Tanner looking at a basket of overturned toys, wondering which one to play with next.
Smokey showing how to use the scratching post in this room. This is the oldest one we have, and it's held up remarkably well. This room is on the second floor, so the cats love to lay on this condo and look at the backyard where the bird feeders are located.
We have the "Anti-Tanner" cage set up in this room, so the skinny cats can eat when they want. The hole at the front is small enough that Tanner can't fit, so this works pretty well. Devon, pictured here, also doesn't think he will fit, but he can if he squeezes just a bit. I finally found him in the cage this past weekend, so that made me happy that he's figured it out!
Tanner and Smokey walking around the tunnels. These are great fun...Tanner loves to run through them chasing a string. He also enjoys sleeping in them.
The only bad thing about these tunnels is you have to hand wash them, because the wires that hold them up won't go in the washing machine.
The closet in this room is the one Smokey opened yesterday on the video. It holds their carriers and extra blankets and beds.
Tanner and I play in this room every morning...sometimes Devon joins us, but he is usually too busy helping Auntie get her makeup on to be bothered.
PS - Thanks to Zoolatry for another wonderful Header...we love it!
Monday, January 04, 2010
Mancats Are Unruly!
Smokey has always been fascinated with closets. He loves to hide in them and sleep. He loves the closet doors in the new house because he can open them whenever he wants. I seem to constantly go around and close doors only to find them open a little while later. I've given up :) I finally caught him in the act though...now I am trying to catch him opening the dresser drawers!
What naughty things do your kids do?
Friday, January 01, 2010
Happy New Year!!
Devon is worn out after all the partying last night. Here he is curled up in mom's new Snuggie on the couch.