Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Texas kitten update

Well, we are hoping (knock on wood, cross your paws) nearing the end of the snot. It was pretty epic though. Bless those kittens - they stayed friendly and purry the entire time. The meds helped though they disliked the nebulizer (we think it is probably the noise).
Amarillo

Bristol

Shiner

Marfa apparently had other places to be that didn't involve the kitten room. And check out the behind in that last picture over by the food dish. Yep - Chanel has figured out there is kitten food in there and makes a run into the kitten room every time mom goes in. Which is hilarious considering now that they are feeling better, the Texas kittens run OUT of the kitten room every time mom goes in. Thankfully they come right back either for attention or for canned food.

We wish all of our US friends a Happy Thanksgiving. Mom decided not to travel again this year, so she will be around most of the weekend. However, she got a new laptop AND is working on the database for the rescue, so we doubt we will get as much attention as those two things. MOL

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

calendar review

This month we got a request to review a calendar from Chewy.com. They are starting to have stuff for pet people on their website and wanted mom to take a look.

Disclaimer: we did receive the book and calendar at no charge, but that doesn't affect our review. All opinions expressed are our own (or mom's in this case). 

The Mom here....

I love me a good wall calendar. I hang it up in the entry to the kitchen and it helps keep me on track. Look - for me, if it isn't written down, it doesn't happen. So...payday, volunteer days, rescue events. Those are all on there. Plus...kittens arriving, vaccine dates, spay dates. The whole thing tracks what is going on in the house.


Of course, cute factors in as well and this one is adorable. The spaces are big enough that I can write in my notes and whatever and sturdy enough to hang on the wall. LOVE IT!



As a bonus, I also got a book with a similar theme. It is a small size and the pictures are adorable. I do love books like this - something cute to flip through and take your mind off of things.

So, next time you place your pet food order, get something for yourself.  

Monday, November 20, 2017

Blueberry

Seriously, could he get any cuter??


He is off to be neutered today and then will go up to the adoption center. He really has come out of his shell being loose in the house for the last couple of weeks. He and Chanel have a blast playing and he sleeps on the bed with mom. Some family is going to be very lucky to adopt him.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Random Fridays

Well, winter may not have "officially" arrived here in the midwest, but dang it got cold. We've even had some of that white stuff fall from the sky and may see some again this weekend.
If you look closely, you can see the floor vent under the arched scratcher. Mom moved the scratcher over there and Mozart used to use it as his mancat cave. Yep - he would crawl in there and sleep ON the vent. What mom discovered in the meantime is that with no cat sleeping on the vent, it does direct the warm airs out into the living room some. And when she looked over the other day, she found two lazy girl cats sleeping like this. (and she would like you to know the house is NOT set that chilly)

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The Texas kittens are much less snotty and seem to be feeling better. In fact, for the first time in over a week, they made an escape attempt out of the foster room into the living room. Fortunately they come right back when they hear the sound of the food can opening. Still another week or so of meds, but they are on the right track.

The goal is to get Blueberry neutered next week too.


Thursday, November 16, 2017

that was interesting


As most of you know by now, mom tries to take Chanel out at least once on the weekends to keep her social and used to being in the car and on the harness. The problem of course is that it is now COLD here and there are only so many places mom can take her.

They went out last Sunday and the final stop was the rescue's partner store so mom could clean the cat cages. Chanel was allowed out of her carrier and mom made sure to stand on the end of the leash to keep her from going too far (she doesn't wander very far anyhow, but better safe than sorry).

A nice lady came over and knelt down to greet Chanel. Mom introduced them and after a minute or so, the lady asked if Chanel has a head tilt (it sometimes isn't obvious unless you catch her sitting still). Mom said she does and explained the background story. Turns out the lady is a vet tech for a local specialty vet hospital in....their neurology department. They spoke a while about the tilt and the lady explained what they would have to do if mom wanted more info (the first step would be to knock Chanel out and get an MRI). Mom said if she thought it bothered Chanel she would do it, but that while she does sometimes fall off of things and can't walk in a straight line, she doesn't seem to be bothered by it - she doesn't paw at her ears or shake her head or anything else. The lady agreed that Chanel looks good. It was just kind of funny to have an accidental run in with someone who has the medical background.

Oh - and they did run into a big dog at another store. Mom and his owner spoke and he was allowed very slowly to come up to the cart where Chanel was sitting. She got a good look, hissed and raised the paw of doom....but didn't freak out much so mom says that is a good sign. 

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

new stuff

We got a surprise package in the mail - all the way from The Poupounette in France!! It seems we won their blogoversary give away. Of course, it took mom a couple of days to remember to bring it upstairs from the car....and then to actually OPEN it!!
Package inspector Daiquiri

hmmm....cat stuff and people stuff




Mom hasn't opened the one toy yet, but we have enjoyed the other toy and the treats and the mat. The tan material with the black and white cat looks like it is supposed to be a placemat, but mom thinks it is too cute and is going to try to find a frame and hang it up.

Thanks to #1 and all our French animal pals for the gifts!!

Monday, November 13, 2017

Blueberry

Mom decided on Friday to let him loose in the house. He is older and vaccinated...plus it is added protection from the mass snot that the Texas kittens have discovered and are dealing with right now.
His first night out he snuggled most of the night on the bed. Since then he has been coming and going but makes an appearance. He discovered the strawberry bed on Sunday.

He and Chanel have been having a blast together. She will run him over occasionally, but he gives as good as he gets.


He will come over and ask for attention, though he is still a little shy. The minute mom grabs him though he PURRS and purrs. He was going to be neutered today but was just snotty enough that mom didn't want to risk it. Hopefully next week. 

Friday, November 10, 2017

Random Fridays

Ivy looks like she has the right idea:

Mom will be at an event in town on Saturday. If you are around central Ohio (especially if you need some new ink), come see her from 10am to 2pm at Envy Skin Gallery, 1528 Bethel Rd., Columbus.

Otherwise it is supposed to be chilly, though mom wants to get Chanel out on Sunday sometime. And there was mumbling from mom about basketball AND football on TV. sigh....

Thursday, November 9, 2017

picking fights


Blueberry just laying around minding his own business

When along comes one of those pesky little Texas gangsters

"gotcha"

oh geez....now there is two of them

listen kid....

Blueberry is bigger than the Texas kittens, but that doesn't stop them from picking a good fight with him on a regular basis. He gives as good as he gets, but he is certainly outnumbered. Fortunately they haven't figured out they can gang up on him....yet

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

kitten update

The kittens are doing pretty well. They managed to catch a baby cold from someone so they are on meds and won't be ready for adoption until their goopy eyes and sneezing clears up.

That said, they continue to be a very nice, friendly, and outgoing bunch of kittens. Blueberry is a little more skittish than his four younger companions, but is still a friendly boy. He will purr and purr once you catch him and hold him like a baby.
Blueberry

Amarillo

so that happened

Bristol

let's see: left to right
Bristol (in the back), Amarillo's ears, Shiner's backside and Marfa

Marfa

As you can see in the pictures, they have runny eyeballs. But they sure do run around like nuts and are intent on eating us out of house and home.

Monday, November 6, 2017

we're back

Thank you so very much for all your support over the last month. It has been hard here but we are slowly finding a new normal. The girls are slowly taking over the house and making it their own. Junior seems to enjoy the antics of Daiquiri and Chanel. Spud is still his nervous self.

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We thought we would start of the week with some good news.
MILLIE GOT ADOPTED!!




She had been at a partner store for quite a while. Mom just wasn't sure how she would be with other cats - her interaction here had always been with her kitten present.

A nice young couple came in and filled out an application. They have other cats but the mom works at a vet office. Our mom decided to give them a chance....better to try and fail then not give Millie a chance at a home.

Normally adoptions are done and that is it - though the rescue will always take their animals back. However, mom gave them a break and this was done on a trial basis.

Millie gave them a run, but they love her. She is growly with the other cats in the house and has gone after one of them....but everything they told mom said it sounds fear based. They are going to try some calming treats and talk to their vet about maybe low dose medication. Remember that Millie was a stray for we don't know how long and no doubt that has encased certain ideas about other cats in her head. For now they are working with her and keeping her on a schedule while still slowly doing introductions. They love her and are committed to her. She even has a new name: Petra.