Tuesday, March 12, 2024




His bags were packed and he was ready to go.  He ask me to get him a ticket on the 4 p.m.  express.  We took him to the station and saw him off.   


We know Kirby was waiting for him with all that went before and many friends from the blog world.

 He was 13 years old.

Rest in Peace sweet boy.  We love you and miss you.

Wednesday, December 27, 2023

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year and Secret Paws

 MERRY CHRISTMAS!  Sorry we are a couple of days late.  It has been crazy around here.











Max is sick.  He has a heart mummer and CKD.  He has lost 5 pounds in the last 18 months!  The Vet pot him on wet food and he has not eaten in 3 days.  I felt sure he would eat eventually, but he does not like wet food.  We have dry on the bottom of the bowl, on top of the wet food, and mixed then together.  He will est a bite or two and walk off. His Dad gave up waiting and went back to wet. I know he needs the hydration he gets from wet, but he also needs to eat.

What else is going on?  Last summer, out giant Oak tree started shedding branches.  One went through the window of our Collage Grandson, he lives with us.  It took all of the upper glass and warped the frame just enough  that we could not get glass back in it. The middle of October, we hired a window company to replace all of the forty year old windows!  They said four to six weeks.  I expected it would be Thanksgiving week.  They called us on Tuesday before Thanksgiving and needed to re measure the windows.   It seems we do not have standard windows. One slides left and right. The three in the bedrooms were all the same. The two in the living room were the same but different from the bedrooms.The three in the Craft/studio were all alike, but different from all the others.   They had to custom make them. 

We got a call on Tuesday before Christmas wanting to do the work on Friday, December 22.  That was not a good day for us because of appointments. So we set it up for Saturday. three days before Christmas!..  All of the furniture had to be moved three feet out from all the windows. Our daughter and  her family came on Friday to help us deconstruct the house.  Computers, TV, couch, Beds, and shelving units had to be moved.    Angel and Max were very upset by all of this, as we humans were too. The installers were wonderful folks.  There were two guys and one of their wives.  They worked from nine a.m. until 7p.m.

We had to provide a drop light so they could see to finish.  It starts getting dark at 5:30! 

 As you can imagine, Sunday was spent moving every thing back where it belonged.  

Christmas day was spent with Our daughters house to watch the youngest grandson and the great grandson open packaged.  They live an hour north of us! So it was another long day for us. 

We slept till 2:pm on Boxing day! I think we caught up on rest and sleep! Today we finally got to open our Secret Paws package



 Max started to sniff and scratch it first!

Max selected Holiday treats!

Angel picked Original flavored Party Mix!

Angel had to check out Mom's cup!

Thank you Noelle, Reesie, Periwinkle and Stinky, and Mom Sharon.  We really enjoyed our gifts.

We hope you liked yours!

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!