Tuesday, June 20, 2023

The HOTS have arrived

 It is so hot here all we want to do is nap.  At 6:30PM, it was 97 degrees but it felt like 117! It may be that way all week! 

Angel asks that you disregard the condition of her scratching post! 

Thursday, January 13, 2022

Thanks, Swcret Paws and Life



 Angel here.   We want to thank everyone for all the thoughts, prayers and cards when Kirby left us.  We miss him so much.  Mom was so use to him meeting her at the door so he could run outside, that she still hesitates when she opens it.  He loved going outside when she out for the mail. 

Christmas:  That boy loved Christmas.  He would play in the wrapping paper as the grand kids ripped it off.  When our Secret Paws came every year, he would paw and claw at it till Mom let us open it.  This year it was so different.   Our Secret Paws Partner was Paw News for Cat Lovers  by BJ Bangs.  Mom called us to come help open the package and I would not come out of the bedroom!  Max joined her for a sniff and walked away. 


 Usually Max always picked out his toy and left the rest to us.  I finally came out after Christmas and looked  and sniffed at the toys and went on my way.   It was not the gift, it was because we were missing our brother!



After that Max started playing with them! Mom finds them all over the house!  And so did I . Wand toys are great!


 Mom got a book by BJ Bangs.  


She attempted to read it to us, but we're cats, you know, and would not sit still to listen!  Thank you  for the lovely fun gifts.

Tuesday was Kirby's 12th gotcha day.  Mom did not want to get out of bed to post about it.  And then her Great Grandson made an early and abrupt entrance into the world.  He was 9 or 10 weeks early but came out screaming! 2 lb.s 6 oz.s and 14 inches long.   He and his Mom are doing great.  They have her blood pressure under control now.  He is breathing on his own and has a feeding tube for breast milk.  It will probably be 2 or 3 months (when he gets out of NICU) before we get to see him!

Monday, December 6, 2021



  Thank you Ingrid.

Friday, December 3, 2021


Sweet Kirby

Kirby is 12 and has had diabetes for several years. We boarded him over Thanksgiving at the vet so they could keep up his meds. We became aware on Wednesday that something was not right. Over the next two day it became clear that he was having problems seeing and walking. He went into our tiny bathroom and could not find his way out. He attempted to get on the bed and fell over, laying there trembling. He's not eating much but is drinking a lot. He is not grooming himself. He is at the beginning of kidney failure. 
 Many of you have been here. You know what is coming . . Three new meds and fluids three times a week. He is blind. We can deal with the meds and fluids and not moving anything in the house. He is able to navigate the house for now. Max and Angel both knew something was wrong. They have smelled him and followed him around . At meal time, Max goes and gets him and basically leads him to the kitchen. 
 Now it is in our hands. We failed giving fluids to Wizard and Mac. Do we want to attempt it again? Is it fair to him to leave him in the dark? Are we really improving his quality of life? What is best for him, not us? He will come home tonight so we can love on him and say goodbye ,. 
 my sewing buddy

Friday, March 27, 2020

Friendly Fill-Ins

We hope you are all having a happy and healthy Friday! Now, are you ready for the Friendly Fill-Ins challenge? In case you missed the fill-in statements yesterday, we'll share them again below. Ellen of 15andmeowing came up with the first two, and I came up with the second two.

1. My favorite outdoor activity is _working in the garden.
2. One positive aspect of social isolation is I found out that I do this every day!
3. It's fortunate that I have family 5 houses down that I can visit with
4. I have TV schedules memorized.

We are all OK.  Dad is considered high risk and Mom is Medium risk.  We are staying close to the house and only go the grocery store and drug store when we can not make meals out of what we have.   Our Grandson is living with us and doing college and the Grandsons down the street are doing school online!

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to all of our friends.  

We have not been around for a long time.  Mom just has not has the mojo to do any thing for a couple of years.  Just about the time we think she is up to blogging, she has a down cycle. Today she is fighting a headache and could not remember how to create a new post.  

We did get Christmas cards  and Secret Paws Package mailed.  However, Mom forgot to to put a card in the package so the receiving kitties would know who it is from!

We are all as healthy as we could expect  for two older kitties living with a youngster.  Kirby's diabetes is under control for which we are all thankful. Angel is 12 and still looks and acts like a kitten!  She and Max still do not get along well but have learned to tolerate each other.
Max is still spraying, but not as much. 

We have a 22 year old grandson living with us  and it has made a world of difference in the social interactions with all of the cats, They all love him and will allow him to pet and pick them up.   he has to make sure they are all out of his room when he closes the door to go to collage! 

Monday, September 9, 2019

Helping an old bloger family.

Do any of the older bloggers remember Judy Bug and her blog, Sammy, Andy, Shelly Sierra Polli Katz? We had a card campaign for Judy while she fought her battle with Pancreatic cancer. Now her daughter Traci Lyn is in need of our support and assistance. Her apartment was destroyed Sunday morning. The firemen found Polli and Sierra. Sierra has burns on her paws. Shelly has not been found. there are two fund raisers going on.
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She did recover a painting of her Mom Judy