June 23rd 2010 4:13 pm
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Well, River may be the cat of the day, but guess what, we have gone CATSTER PLUS!!! That's right, we are going snazzy! Mommy is trying it for a month, we shall see if she likes it, or is able to figure it out! If after a month we like it, we'll get a year subscription! Look forward for lots of pictures being uploaded and our profiles hopefully getting snazzy. Also... if we come running to you for help, please help us out, we are new to figuring this one out!
Although Mommy shouldn't have to, she and daddy do the programming for some of her online freelance work, so hopefully we can figure this out too!
June 21st 2010 12:56 pm
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Ready for some funny irony in your day? Mommy has decided she wants to teach herself how to sew again. She use to know how but lost the skill for awhile there. She thought she would start with something nice and easy. She bought 3 yards of greenish colored fleece cloth so she could have extra in case she makes any mistakes, a bag of fluffy stuffing, some new thread and pins and decided she was going to try to make me and River a new kitty bed. She thought it would be harder than just making a pillow but not too hard so she won't get too frustrated right off the bat. Well when she brought home the fabric home she decided to wash it first, just so it smells like home and not store for us. Then she put it in the dryer. After that she took it out all warm and soft and set it down on the sofa. So what did I do? I jumped right up on it instantly and fell asleep on the pile. Mommy took one look at me and laughed. I guess the fabric passes the Simone test! After a little while River joined me too, we were both snoozing on the fabric pile. As of today the fabric is still on the sofa, I'm still sleeping on it and it still isn't a pet bed yet. Mommy doesn't want to disturb me and take away the thing I am sleeping on, to turn it into a thing I can sleep on. Hehehehe, like I said, great irony! How many days do you think will go by before mommy finally gets her fabric back?
June 18th 2010 10:56 am
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Wow, yesterday was really scary.
It was really hot here yesterday and mommy hadn't turned on the air conditioner. Well it got to be over 85 degrees inside and mommy suddenly realized when her keyboard got too hot. She stood up to go turn it on and got really light headed. She hadn't had enough to eat or drink that day and she tried to catch herself but fell down instead. I panicked! I came running towards her from where I was sleeping crying out loud in fear. I ran right up to her and started bopping her head and licking her face and crying and crying. She sat up and picked me up and hugged me. Mommy doesn't know what happened, she didn't really black out just got really dizzy. Never happened to her before. Just a bad day I guess. I was so scared though. I told daddy as soon as he got home what happened, he said I was mommy's hero and he was very proud of me. I got a reward of extra wet food nom noms! I was just worried my mommy was hurt and wanted her to be safe, but the nom noms, make it even better. I'm on her lap right now out in the living room with the laptop, no more overheating for her, I'm keeping my eye on her!
June 16th 2010 10:22 am
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Brother says I have to play, so I guess I have to. Humph! Cranky Moe Moe face!
1. What time do you go to bed?
The better question would be when do I wake up. I say I sleep roughly 16+ hours a day. Sunning myself and snuggled with mommy. At night I hit the hay as soon as mommy does. I like to snuggle with her. I have her trained to sleep in just the right positions depending on how hot it is so I can be with her and comfy and warm
2. What is your favorite gift you have received and why?
hmmmmmmmmm I don't know. I like all my gifts. You can never have too many gifts. I don't really pick favorites for gifts, just people.
3. Whats your favorite way to wake up and whats the first thing you do?
Belly rubs are the best way to wake up, and they are also the first thing I do, ask for a belly rub!
4.What would you call yourself if you could choose your own name?
Lady Princess pretty kitty beautiful Simone ruler of all she sees master of her domain mistress to all the world queen of everything.
But barring that Simone will do nicely.
5. What was the last thing you ate that you really shouldnt of .
Yogurt. I love mommy's low fat fruity yogurt. I lick her spoon clean unless she remembers to put it right in the dish washer, and she never does!
6.What are you afraid of?
People touching my feet. I don't like that. I also am a little nervous around men and other kitties. Also, I hate when mommy leaves me. Daddy can leave, I don't care about him, but I don't like it when mommy leaves. She is my person. I get scared when she is gone.
7.Do you have brothers and sisters?
sigh... yes. I have River.
(I secretly love him to death, but don't tell him ok? It's bad for my image)
we may be getting ANOTHER one too... they just never stop do they?
8.What is your motto in life?
RUB MY BELLY!!!
9. Would you like to be famous? Why or why not?
Well... yes. I would like to be queen of the world! Of course, I all ready am in my little house, so I guess that is ok too.
10. What cartoon or comic book character best describes you?
Are there any beautiful but lazy comic book hero ladies? Because that one would be me!
11. What super-power would you most like to have, and why?
Ability to make the nom nom bowl never be empty. Super nom nom bowl filling power!
12. If you could play sports, what you you play and why?
oh dear... I don't run a lot or play a lot. I have no claws after the bad people, and am carrying a little too much Simone in my backside to be much of a playful kitty anymore. So I guess I would like to play, Competitive sun bathing!
Now for the tagging, you should all consider yourself tagged, I tag EVERYONE!!! Bwa ha ha ha ha
I'm unnecessarily evil sounding this morning, it must be because I woke mommy up last night at 2am to ask for nom noms, she is still sore about that. he he he he he...
June 10th 2010 12:39 pm
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Well it's been a while and all the great nom noms everyone gave me have seemingly been vanishing. I guess I must be eating them or something, I don't know.
There have been a few changes in my life recently, some good, some not so good.
Mommy is giving up on the diet more or less. I became so stressed out while I was on it that she decided that wasn't healthy for me either. She and the vet talked it over and have decided that it would probably be better for me to be a little over weight than highly stressed out. She is going to make a few food adjustments to see if that helps, but otherwise, she's not going to fight me being a little bit of a fatty. I like this change.
For food changes, mommy has put me on the wellness food now. She started adding the wet food in again, I love wet food. I was on some icky dry food, now it's all about the wet food. I can't eat the real gushy food that comes in cans though. My tummy is too sensitive for that kind, so mommy feeds me the pouches which have chunks of meat in them. I love this! No tummy problems for me!
Mommy and Daddy are also stress testing me to see if I can take in a new brother or not. I REALLY am not wild about this idea. I mean, seriously? ANOTHER brother? Do we REALLY need two of them running around? Mommy says we do. Go figure. She bought me a new kitty bed to replace all the old ones I destroyed while I was stressed out. I've been very good to this one. I guess that means there may be a new brother on the horizon some day soon. I don't know...
Oh yeah, mommy also bought me a new collar.
it has a bell on it
I can't sneak up on anyone anymore
I don't like this.
I mean, the collar is pretty and girly and pink and just like me, and it is brand new. But a bell? Mommy calls me her jingle bell now. She says I was sneaking up on her when she was writing too much and then jumping and landing claw first in her lap and causing her to have heart attacks, mommy gets pretty focused when she writes. Now I can't do that, she hears me coming and isn't surprised when I jump. This is no fun at all. She better make River wear one too. humph!
June 4th 2010 4:38 pm
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So I've decided I'm going to help mommy out, she is trying to make some decisions regarding kitties right now! I was wondering if anybody had some really great advice for all these little questions.
1) Mommy is looking to get us a new cat tree. We move around a lot between mommy's schooling and freelance writing and daddy's high demand skills, we move from town to town sometimes once a year. Right now they are considering a move to the Santa Clara area next year! I heard it is very sunny there!
Anyways, because we move, we usually rent our house. Now clearly they always make sure they can keep us! Mommy and Daddy would never get rid of us! But because they rent, they usually don't have as much space as a big house. Therefore, they like to keep lots of cat trees in the house for us to play on (and to keep River from scratching the rented carpets!) Our current home is pretty well sized for us, but because of the bigger size, there is one big room without a cat tree in it and we are always sad when Mommy is in there and there is no cat tree to play on. Anyways, price isn't a big issue, but they were wondering if anyone had good suggestions on where to find a good variety of cat trees? They want it to be pretty tall because River is a jumper, but they like lots of shelves close together and easy to climb between because I don't have front claws so climbing is hard for me. (Mean people declawed me before mommy and daddy adopted me)
We have two cat trees, anyone know a good place where we could buy a third or at least go looking for one? Any advice would be great!
2) Mommy is thinking about upgrading our catster account to the catster plus! We think it could be more fun! Do all of you kitties whose mommies have Catster plus think it is worth the 20$ a year? We'd love to upload even more pretty pictures of us. River in particular loves being silly and having silly pictures taken! So what do you think?
Thanks for any help you have guys!
June 1st 2010 10:26 pm
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Hello everyone in Catster land!!!
I just wanted to say thank you to everyone who offered me advice and kept me in their fuzzy hearts and purrs this past month. I am feeling MUCH better now. I haven't been naughty now for several days and I stopped ripping out my hair at last. I've been snoozing next to mommy on the sofa all night long before remembering I should tell everyone how well I'm doing.
I also wanted to say thank you for all the nom noms you guys have sent me! I hope I sent gifts to all my good friends as well, if I missed you, I'm so sorry, there are just so many great kitties out there and only one little me! What's more Mommy has been very focused on me getting back to good health.
Speaking of nom noms, mommy switched my diet. She is making the gradual shift from the old food from the vet to the wellness diet, she has heard good things about it. She is hoping this helps me with the weight problems I have. Stress or diet, stress or diet. Mom hopes to solve both problems! She has been mixing the dry food for a few days now. The first night she gave us wet food I ate it WAY too fast and WAY too much of it in one go. I got an upset tummy on the kitchen floor but mommy cleaned it up and it didn't happen again. I haven't had dry food in so long, it caught me totally by surprise! I love wet food so much though. Thank goodness it only happened once and then tummy accepted it afterward. It is so tough sometimes to make sure I'm happy and healthy! I'm a difficult girl and I know it, but I'm feeling so good now.
Again, thank you to everyone who offered help and advice and kept me in their purrs! And thanks again for all the good nom noms!
May 26th 2010 12:03 pm
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Oh dear, I was naughty again on my pet beds. Mommy is so worried about me. I was so positive about being in the smaller room but a day after being out in the whole house, I did it again. Mommy is worried about my naughty behavior. She and the vet think I'm all right but just really stressed. If anyone has any advice on how to help me that would be really nice. Mommy and Daddy are worried about me and River is so sad I keep being naughty in his favorite bed. What should I do? I'm so scared. I know mommy and daddy love me and would never get rid of me no matter what I did, but I don't want to be so stressed. Please help me out!
May 25th 2010 4:07 pm
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AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH Catster changed their page layout!!! I don't like change!!! I'm so scared of change... oh no... oh no... oh no...
I hope mommy figures it out soon so I can follow all my friends again.
I still don't like change...
The past weekend has been a tough one for me. I had an attack of severe stress and panic. I was so scared, I ripped out lots of hair, I peed on all my favorite beds, I was so sick and scared. Mommy was very tired of my behavior but she knew it was because I was sick and scared so she took it very seriously. After a vet visit to make sure I'm doing ok otherwise, Mommy moved all my toys, beds, and trees into the Master Bedroom. She washed and refilled all my waterfalls and put them in there, she washed all my food bowls and gave me and River our own and then she got new litter boxes, new litter, and put two of them in the master bathroom. She then locked me and River in there starting Friday morning. She was hopeful that if I was in a small space that had all my familiar stuff in it that the stress would go down. She replaced all my dirty beds with brand new ones, but before giving them to me she put them in their bed and mommy and daddy put their clothes all over them so they would smell familiar to me. I spent all weekend in there with River. After that she finally let me out into the rest of the house very supervised. I seem to be doing better now. I guess the stress has passed. She also gave me some kitty calming drugs the first two days. I had a very rough weekend. I don't know why I was so upset but it was really bad. Sometimes things just seem scary when you have a scary past. Lucky for me and River, mommy and daddy take VERY good care of us and would never think of getting rid of us just because we are acting naughty briefly. I'm a lucky girl. At least I'm doing much better now!
May 18th 2010 3:48 pm
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oh nuts, mommy caught me cheating on my diet. She has been doing some foster work for a local rescue group and there have been strange kitties in the office recently. I don't like this one bit, I'm a princess and mommy is all mine. You hear that other kitties? MY MOMMY!
Anyways, I started being naughty because one of the fosters got out and made the house smell like them so I started peeing on things and screaming at mommy. She got a little worried about this. She wanted to make sure I was just being naughty and not sick, so she took me to the vets. The good news is, I was in fact just being naughty and I'm feeling fine otherwise. Mommy replaced all my old beds and blankets that I had peed on and bought new ones after cleaning the house so I couldn't smell other kitties anymore.
The bad news?
Mommy and the vet found out I had gained back a lot of weight I had lost. They were so disappointed in me. They couldn't figure out how I had done it since they were so careful about my eating habits. Turns out, I have been jumping up and sneaking brother's food when no one is watching me. Mommy and the vet scolded me and have changed my eating habits YET AGAIN. Maybe cheating on my diet.... wasn't worth it in the end.
I sure hope I lose the weight again soon...
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