Monday, January 26, 2015

Wilbur's Workout Routine

Both youngsters are going crazypants on the new cat tree, but Wilbur is especially dedicated. This tree has certainly added a whole new dimension to his activities!

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

The New Cat Tree!

Yes, I finally caved and got the kitties a cat tree. Partly because they have been leading deprived lives without one, and partly to distract them from the wee Christmas tree I put up in the living room (cat tree is in the kitchen). That last part worked pretty well. They are beyond thrilled - Wilbur and Louie, that is. Skootch won't have anything to do with it. I think he's afraid of getting beat up by the other two hooligans. I will fill you in later on my life recently - all good - so more updates soon. I promise I won't wait another two months. Skootch, by the way, is fine.

Friday, October 31, 2014

A Good Report Card

So, Skootch got a good report card. His thyroid, kidney and liver levels are great! He's anemic, but not alarmingly so. He has the same heart murmur he has always had.I have actually been coaxing him out for playtime with the youngsters, and THAT is nice.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Back from the V-E-T

So, we are home from the vet and awaiting blood test results. Dr. Jeff poked and prodded and checked out mouth and ears and didn't seem too concerned, but we did a blood + urine test to see if anything is going on. Skootch was a very good kitty. When we got home he was very hungry, so I gave him some extra treats. The kids took one whiff of him and jumped back in disgust. 

Sunday, October 19, 2014


I am concerned about Skootch. I'm pretty sure he has renal problems - the pee levels in the litter boxes indicate this - and he's been trying to yak up something to no avail. Yesterday his yak was pink, which alarmed me, so we are going to the vet first thing Monday morning (tomorrow). Also, Louie has been snuggling with him all day on the bed, which is very unusual (usually Louie is more likely to pick on him!). Skootch is an elder cat, and has always been somewhat frail. We would appreciate some extra purrs.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

I went away ...

I went away on a fairly long vacation. I didn't want to leave the kitties alone all that time, so I had a house sitter stay with them while I was gone. I missed them terribly. As soon as I got home and came in the front door, I called for them. The first cat to appear was Louie. He sat at the top of the stairs and talked and talked and told me what happened. He had a LOT to say!

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Fur Mats!!

Skootch got fur mats last summer, and we had a terrible time at the groomer. He had an open wound that required stitches. So this year, I decided to take him straight to the vet, incase there were any complications.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Mom's Funk

We've been putting up with Mom's funk for almost a month now. She's got all sorts of lame excuses. Her knee is a mess, she lost her Cattywumpus notebook that she uses for posts and rhyming, blah, blah, blah. The upshot is that she hasn't been posting! Not our fault! We have given her LOTS of material lately. We are on strike!

Friday, May 2, 2014

Thought for the Day

... and when I don't play with them, they follow me around and do bad things, just to get my attention.
I must apologize for my absence these past couple of weeks - I've had a lot going on. I actually wrote five different entries for the blog, but didn't have time to sit down and draw and calligraph and scan and post.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Monday, March 24, 2014

The Dinner Time FLOP

This is his routine: first, he struts in front of my computer screen, smearing his furs all over it. Then he flops down and pushes everything he can reach off of the desk. Of course, he knows I can't resist the tummy. It works every time.

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Exciting News!!

Well, well, well! We are honored to have been nominated as finalists for TWO Nose-to-Nose awards at the BlogPaws 2014 Petblogging Conference! Yippee skippee! Very exciting! Mom will be there! Representing US!!! She is so excited she forgot to rhyme. We are up against some very worthy nominees, some of whom are friends, so we are doubly honored.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Siren Song

Wilbur is always ready for MY breakfast time. He finds my vitamins irresistible.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Successful surgery!

Big day today. Skootch went for his dental surgery first thing this morning. I got a call midday from Dr. Jeff, telling me that there were no extractions, just lots of scraping and cleaning. Skootchie came through the anesthesia all right. I was so relieved. You just never know. And to top it all off, Dr. Jeff drove Skootch home and delivered him to my door (he lives nearby)! This was a relief, too, because we had a miserable snowstorm today, and the vet is half an hour away from home on a good day - if there's a snowstorm during rush hour it takes HOURS. So Skootch gobbled down his dinner and wanted more. I told him to wait, just to be sure he keeps it down. PHEW.