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I Am 11 Years Young!

December 29th 2015 8:07 pm
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Yuppers, I too had a birthday, so now I have 'caught up' with Pipo, MOL!
We are not twins, but we are only a few days apart...born in diffurent parts of our city...and then later we were gotted on the same day, so I guess we are sort of twins form diffurnet mothers, OMC!!

About a year ago, meowmy wasn't even sure I would still be here, I was so furry sick and fading away...I was diagnosed with IBD, and now I am on all kinds of meds and spawsial I have gained back some weight and I eat purr-purr-ly again...but...I only eat when meowmy feeds me with a spoon...shucks, I just do not have appetite, despite all the medicines. But meowmy loves me, I know; cause she does this three times a day. Sometimes I might eat one or two bites of my noms, sometimes I snatch a kibble from Pipo's bowl, but not nearly enough to sustain me...sigh...

I do not throw up nearly as much as before, I was doing that one or more times a day, now maybe only once a week or so. Sometimes when I do eat those kibbles, they just come right back up. YUCK!
Meowmy says she really doesn't mind feeding me,but she does have to make time for that, which can get hard on her working days...or if she has a lot of errands to do. The worst was when she had to go out of town, I had to go to a boarding spa, and she had to teach them what to do, MOL!! Pipo came along to snoopervise...Ha-ha!

So now I am 11, I am getting to be an old kitty...but the way I do silly things I still act kittenish! I love to chew on the cords like the USB to the confuser, earbud wires and even the power cord to the laptop. Between my spawsial noms, medicines and wire replacements, pawppy says I am his millionaire kitty, MOL!!
I don't know why I have to chew those wires, but they are so appealing...

I still wrestle with Pipo, pounce on my mousies and love to lounge in sunpuddles. And Catnip...don't get me started about catnip!! MOL! And making bread is a good way to massage the peeps here. Or in the air! My purr engine motorizes the bread making exercises:)

I got a new mousie to chase, as well as some ones that are on my page here.
And thanks so much fur those and fur all the other prezzies on my page. Its so decorated!

Manytoes made me this furry nice memento of this day:

Thanks Manytoes!

And the Birthday/Gotcha Day Club sent me this one:

Thanks Birthday and Gotcha Day Club!

Meowmy also made me this one:

Thanks Meowmy!

It was really snowy here, along with a lot of sleet, ice pellets and rain. A big wintry mess! I am glad I am an inside kitty fur sure!
Ad I am happy to be eleven years young!



Gotcha/Valentine's Day ~ After The Fact

February 15th 2015 12:34 pm
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Yup, you read that right...I couldn't get here to pawlay at all yesterday...not cause of pesky fleas, but cause meowmy said my brofur dog-guy was at a dance in Bloggville. What the Cat is up with that, Sheesh:( Sometimes the slaves around here are useless to me...but I guess I am stuck with them so I will have to just grin and bear it. MOL!

But, I do see that lots of other furry pals were allowed to be busy here in Catsterland.
There are oh so many prezzies on my page...fur Valentine's Day and fur my Gotcha Day. Thanks evfur so furry much to all of you!
I ♥ you all!
I shall try at some point to send out purr-purr thank mews...

Also cause of the peeps not cooperating with me to come here, I missed out on the free gift that was being sent out:( Shucks. Well here is my own version fur ya all: (( ♥ )) See, hearts and hugs go out to my pals:))

I did get good noms, some fum pawlaying time and a lot of chin scritches. I made bread on pawppy too, MOL! Isn't that a a fun thing to do to the peeps you love, make lots of bread and biscuits just fur them! Meowmy said she could hear my purr engine from across the room!

While the peeps were at home most of the day, they had to be outside in bitter winds and cold to clear out the sidewalks and driveway from yet another dump of snow.
Then they left fur an early Valentine's Day dinner but they got back befur dark...the roads were quite icy and whiteouts were apt to occur, so they did not want to be out after dark. This morning it was about -10F here, Brrr! Unfurbro-the-elder said his pipes had frozen in his apartment, so he had to call maintenance to remedy the trouble...they had not reminded the tenants to open their least the pipes had not burst in his den.

Well, I am still not eating more than a bite or a nibble or two at a time. So the hand feeding is still part of mine and meowmy's twice daily routine...a can each time...teeny spoonful by teeny spoonful. Meowmy says she could better spend that time doing other things, but hey, she is my slave and I need her, MOL! (When there is some $$ in the wallets here, they may get another vet's opurrnion and diagnoses, so I can eat better on my own...)
I have not lost any more weight and I can play and purr with the best of them. Howevfur I still do barfies, mostly on an empty stomach, isn't that strange? Makes meowmy think it is not pancreatitis cause that would make the upchucks happen right after a meal.

Well, Tundra my good pal and her helpfur furmily of artists made me a nice piccie memento fur my Gotcha Day:

Minko: 'Isn't this a lovely memento for my Gotcha Day from Tundra and her helpers! Thank mew furry much!'

Well, off to find a sunpuddle, there are lots to choose from today even though it is so furry cold outside, its warm and cozy in here!



I Had Birthday Number TEN!!

December 30th 2014 6:36 pm
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Yesterday meowmy was so busy all the day long, she could hardly even be here with me in Catster to help me see what all was happening...sigh...Sheesh, she needs to quit her job and hire a maid fur all the chores so I can come here to play a lot more, MOL!!

I appawlogize fur missing things...but I will furgive meowmy too...cause she takes care to see that I get all the good nutrition I need...else I would be a doing the feeding help/assist, I have gained a wee bit:).

You see, I haven't been feeling too well of late, and I just will not eat by myself at meowmy puts the food in my mouth...and I do eat it then. I do barf at times, too, mostly when my stomach is empty, go figure. The vet lady thought I may have pancreatitis, judging by my labs, so she gave me a prescription diet, but I won't eat that at all, and it even makes me do more pukies...YUCK! We can't afford to do the extensive tests she wanted to do, and so meowmy and her decided just to treat me as if it is indeed that nasty pancreatitis. I had shrunk down to barely 7 lbs, but now am a few ounces more:)

I wanted to let you know that I am now 10 years old, too! My Birthday was yesterday, so yes, that is why I am a bit miffed that I couldn't play here...but belatedly means an extension of the fun and attentions, right?? MOL!

I'm 10 years old now, so I can lay back and relax!

Minko ~ Dec 29, 2014
Minko ~ Dec 29, 2014 I'm pawyering fur a good future, fur me and my furmily and my pals, too.

Sunbeams on my birthday are welcome fur sure! I think the heavenlies are shining upon me...

My Portrait

I'm wondering about the future...

I got a tad frisky, too...

from all the sunbeams...

and from the attention...

and these props...

why...I couldn't resist a good bitey on them, MOL!

Now...what is this??

Something else good to chew on?!?

Oh My Catness...

As you can see, meowmy has been tinkering with my pictures. lately...she can add these white or black frames, blur the edges, lighten or darken them even change their colors, OMC! These pictures were all made on the same sunny morning, with her I-Pad! It doesn't have a flash in it, and close ups are purrty easy...the hardest thing is to hold it and use a free finger to push the shutter...though sometimes I am paw ready to help her, MOL!

That being said, it is by no means the end of her camera usage!! There are still things where that device is far superior:)

Now meowmy has to go shopping...fur some huge items...maybe Pipo & I will get the boxes...Christmas sure gave us some good she will be getting some bigger ones, the microwave gave up in a huge stinky electrical debacle and it was a wonder the house didn't get burned down...phew!
Then our fur sucking machine is way too long in the tooth, so a new one will be arriving soon...but, sheesh, will that mean we have to do more hiding? Or will all our fur deposits to soften the carpet be work fur nothing?
And this am the little counter height freezer decided to turn off furevfur...sheesh, the things that dwell in our den must think meowmy is a money bag and if'n she puts all that $$ in those items, well, will we get our noms?? And more toys and nip, too? Meowmy says each one of those items costs so and so many shifts extra of work...oh...good, meowmy that means you will be even busier and home less than befur...sigh...
I sure hope nothing else breaks or conks out around here!


And to all my Catster pals: Thanks so much fur the prezzies on my page, and the Pawmails, too! And Manytoes and furmily made this nice piccie fur me, too:

Thanks so much, Manytoes! I love it!

Purrs to all and to all a good night!



June 20th 2014 9:05 am
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I am sad…and maybe need to do some hissing, too!

Meowmy got a notice that I am a DDP, and with all the big nasty fleas here, I can’t see my self over in Diary Central..Right now I might have a better chance of seeing myself if I was in Union Station, cause that would cause a ruckus, MOL!

Well, thanks HQ fur picking me anyways!

Not much to report regarding me…status quo is how meowmy describes it. Still only eating if I am made to…about one can of wet food each day, whereas I should be having 2 or maybe 2 1/2. Usually I have kibbles and a can as snack food.

I am not hiding as much, and sometimes I come to meowmy or pawppy fur scritches.

I will wash my face after I get my medicine or food.

Well, all I can say is keep up the purrs and I thank you all from the bottom of my kitty heart for all the purrs, lawyers, prezzies decorating my page, comments and above all your love.



A Stinky Minky Update

June 18th 2014 9:09 pm
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Well, I am stable, but not 100% by any means. Sometimes I nibble at my food, sometimes meowmy has to put it into my mouth. I hate that , but since the food is usually yummy because its my normal wet food, I just accept it. Not sure why I do not consistently eat on my own...but I did just eat about a tablespoon of my food by myself. When meowmy put some more on my plate, I just stared at her, MOL!

I have done some urka-gurka's, but not much...meowmy says my tummy must be feeling yucky from the medicine I have to take.
After I get my pill, 2 times a day, meowmy has to give me water to make sure its down, and she always adds some baby meat from one of those wee jars. Thats pretty good, too...but if I decide not to eat, then meowmy puts it into my mouth...and hence I am a bit stinky...kitty food on my furs, eeuuwww! So I wash myself! Meowmy likes seeing me do that, I wasn't doing much grooming when I was furst not feeling good.

I go pee-pee in the box, and did a stinky-poo, too...MOL! Nothing amiss there!

But mostly meowmy is setting me in the box, she has not seen me get into it by myself. I just don't want to walk around...
I have been spending most of the time hiding, but this afternoon, meowmy put me in one of my kitty beds in the living room, and I stayed there.
This evening, I came out of there to go and beg pawppy fur some scritches and loves. I sat on his lap fur a while, too. Then I went into my 'regular' kitty nest closer to meowmy's confuser desk. All by myself!

So there you have it...not worse, but not a whole lot better either, I guess it will take time. At least as a kitty I have lots of that, MOL!

It sure was noisy here this afternoon and evening, lots of thunderstorms.

Pipo comes by to sniff me now and then, and we exchange a headbonk or two, but we have not romped or zoomed at all.

Dog-guy sniffs me too...sheesh, am I that stinky?

Well, meowmy has to go to work the next two days on second shift...she has made my medicine schedule fit around her work hours.
Pawppy is home in the evenings, so he can give me noms if I need any.

Thanks so much to all of you fur those rosettes, and prezzies on my page!
And many more thanks fur all the purrs and pawyers. I know they are helping.
All you furends are evfur so pawsome! ♥


Minko Isn't Doing So Well & Needs Purrs, Pawlease

June 17th 2014 8:52 am
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Well, this time there is an excuse about why we didn't play in the diaries of our pals or even post our own...

Our interweb connection died. It was not working at all for several days, Bummer. So meowmy went to mobile WiFi 'hot spots' to keep in touch, but she couldn't really take the time to post much from those places. But she did enjoy the coffee in those places, MOL!

Not sure why it got scared and left us…

And wouldn’t you know it.

That is when things happen.

Pawppy had a birthday and we couldn’t mew about that.

Meowmy got hit by a resident at her job. She is fine:)

There is a bird nest in the eaves next door, phoebes; so we are having fun watching that.

Anyways, our connection to the outside world seems to be fine now, hope it stays on, and we hope we didn't miss too much either.

Pawppy had his Birthday and the peeps left us to our devices and they went to visit a railroad museum.

Historic Train Station, Durand Michigan
Historic Durand Railway Station, Durand Michigan

It was interesting to them but not so much to us, we would have been spooked from all those noisy clanging bells, horns and clackety clacks! They had a nice lunch in that town, too...then they came home, and after some time they left again...and met up with unfur the elder and they ate a nice a concerted railway station! OMC!

(A Renovated Train Station)

Meowmy told the waitress in secret that it was pawppy's birthday and when dinner was done, he got a cake, complete with candle and the whole gang of employees singing a happy birthday to him! He was kind of embarrassed but that was one way meowmy didn't have to bake a cake, MOL!! Or have leftovers...shucks, we could have helped gobble up a cake!

Saturday, June 14th was Flag Day. Meowmy wore a flag pin to work...and it was lovely weather, so we flew our own flag at the den all day long.

Then on Sunday it was Father's Day. Meowmy had to work, so that was sort of a bummer, but she got to see lots of pawppy's; either visiting or being visited.

Well, all this chatter is fine, but now about Me, Minko...

Pipo is enjoying not being pestered lately, I am mostly in hiding mode. No eating, no playing...and only use the box if meowmy puts me on it. OMC:((

This all started on Thursday. Meowmy couldn't even tell any one of our pals about it, cause our interwebs was kaput. Such timing.

My pawrents thought I had hurt my paw by racing back inside the house after one of my furtive ventures outdoors. They thought that tincture of time would be the cure...but by the time it was Friday, they decided it was bad, so off to the vet I, Minko went...after being stuffed into a carrier, sheesh I thought that was rather undignified.

At the vet spot, I had to literally be pried from that carrier...MOL! I'll show them...

We wanted to post this about the same time the interwebs crashed here, but of course time has passed, and now there is more to report. So this is Minko's version of the first part...

I was hiding. A lot:(

And barely eating:(

Playing…nope not that either.

Then meowmy noticed that I was limping. Oh NO.

So she rudely stuffed me in a carrier and off to that vet place I went.

I have lost about 1/2 a pound. Too much, really.

Well the vet lady was unable to find any overt issue with my paw/leg (Left front), but she gave me some analgesic/anti-inflammatory pills to take fur a few days. She said she hoped tincture of time would take care of me. If not well, then further investigations would need to be done.

That first pill went down my gullet at about 1030 am, and now 12 hours later, I am acting a tad better:))

I have to take this medicine 3 more days. Purr that it helps me get better, and that I don’t need to go back to that scary vet place.

Meowmy was also wondering if it could be possible that I have Lyme disease, because of my vague symptoms. So if I do not stay better, she will ask the vet about getting me on the antibiotics needed to help rid a body of that scourge. Sheesh my pawppy’s Mother had that for many years and it was awful.

Hope all is well with all of my kitty pals.

I know that Pipo & I missed a lot of spawsial oc-cat-sions, but its good to be back now.


Now meowmy is back:

That bit above is what was going to be posted early on Friday when we couldn' now...

Minko seemed good for while after getting each dose of that medicine, but after a few hours it was back to hiding. and do not touch me. He was biting us if we did...

I had to force feed him and dribble water in his mouth to make sure he didn't have other issues starting. After each time I put him on the litter box, and he would go right away, not a problem there.:))

But the Lyme disease issue continues to be uppermost in my thoughts, given that the ticks are horribly prolific this year, and he keeps going outside. Kitties groom themselves, so he could have easily bitten off a tick if it was on him so that we wouldn't notice it. We did have one that needed removal on Dog-Guy.

So I called the vet back, and had a discussion with her, she wanted to do xrays...but I asked to get Minko on a course of antibiotics and see if that would help. She reluctantly agreed. Sheesh, I only want to do what my gut feelings are leading me to do.

Well, he is now on doxycycline for 10 days. Hoping for the best.

Now to solve the issue of him getting all those pests crawling on him...UGH.

(We never treated them for other than heartworms because they stay inside, an dog-guy gets treated so he doesn't have any... )

Pleas purr hard for my little Minko so that he will get better and feel more himself soon. He can be a rascal, but I hate seeing him suffer like this.

I will update when I can.


The Sweet Rewards Of Getting Busted

May 13th 2014 9:58 pm
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Pipo would be wishing he was a naughty kitty...well, maybe...

My naughty chewing habits have earned me a DDP honor, MOL!

Pipo just has to sit there and wonder what he need so do to be recognized fur being a goody four paws...poor brofur of mine...

Well, meowmy didn't have to be at her work, but she spent a lot of the day going on errands...doing chores, and other non-kitty stuff.
She went visiting a lot of other furry pages too, and now I have to get the leftover time...ahhh, that is the price I have to pay fur my chewing time, MOL!

Thanks so much fur the comments, prezzies, pictures, support and MOL's about this trouble I am in.

Tundra sent this nice picture to mark the event:
DDP Picture From Tundra & Gang - Thank Mew!

Tabatha from Kewlest Catster Kitties sent this picture:

DDP Picture From Tabatha @ Kewlest Catster Kitties - Thank Mew!

Pawppy says I keep eying the power supply to his Mac-book, its also an expensive dedicated one. He thinks he should get some peppered tape to cover the temptations...meowmy thinks we should just hide our cords better...duh...

I shall try to post my thank-mews really soon!

Off to spy out the land of 'cordster' here in my den...


BUSTED - Red Toothed

May 11th 2014 6:42 pm
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Unfur-the-Elder was here today, on account of that it is Mother’s Day.

Oh yes:

Happy Mother’s Day to all Mothers, be they of fur kids, real kids or both!

Unfur-the-Younger wasn’t here, but he didn’t forget to send a nice card.

Pipo & I purred and headbonked meowmy.

Of course Dog-Guy had to do his act of wagging and woofing.

As I was saying, Unfur-the-Elder was here. He always brings some electronics when he comes.

When evfurryone was sitting down to eat dinner, Pipo decided to take a nap on the condo in a sun puddle.
He entertained the crowd by chattering at bumble bees and other buggies out there. And he chased his tail.

I was not anywhere to be seen, but of course I have some neat hidey holes to snooze away the time.

Afterwards, Unfur-the-Elder came out of the living room…and he was angry…and not a little upset.
He presented meowmy with a unique item, not normally seen, the charger to his spawsial confuser. Its a dedicated one and can’t be interchanged with others.
Um…it was chewed right thorough and there were multiple bite marks all over it.
As you may recall, last week Unfur-the-Elder had to get a new USB cord, because somefur had chewed it up. OMC!

Well, I Minko get the blame, caught red pawed, or rather red toothed as it were, because Pipo was a goody four paws and had been sleeping all through the mealtime…and dog-guy was under the table gnawing on his own chew stick…besides which he can’t get into the living room, there is a gate blocking the way.

I am in trouble now.
Unfur-the-Elder says that charger will cost him $55. How on earth can I, a wee innocent kitty with big blue eyes and nice long whiskers, earn $55 to pay it back?
All the while our unfurs had lived here, nobody much paid cords attention, except the skinny slinky ones from earbuds…now I am into the big stuff. Meowmy says I have tried to chew the power supply to her MAC, and pawppy says similar things…

I need to consult Travis The Cat, his peeps know about law and jurisdictions and stuff like that. I don’t wanna go to kitty gaol.
I gave my sweetest purrs to Unfur-the-Elder and some headbonks befur he left to go back to his own den….maybe that will get me off the hook?

And how did you spend your Mother’s Day my furry pals?? MOL!


Again...Another DDP!

April 25th 2014 9:48 pm
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Another DDP!
And I haven't mewed anything to earn it, MOL!
Well, I have just mewed here at home furst because meowmy was at her job most of the day,and secondly because when I tried to follow pawppy upstairs, dog-guy chased me back down...the nerve...and then Pipo had to get in on the c=act and smacky pawed him, MOL!

Well, we have had some nicer weather of late, and were able to enjoy fresh air along with our sun puddles.
But today its all wet and rainy...well early in the day it was and lo and behold the sun came out when meowmy went to work. Hooray!

I have been enjoying a fine box even has peep holes in it, and it also is great to bite...its already full of my teeth marks, OMC! Sharpen claws, sharpen teeth and polish them too!

Well, meowmy says she is oh so tired,and so I won't mew too much...
We can't post my pictures in my regular photobook, so I will make them into rollover links. Still some fleas around here...

Rory sent me this nice picture to honor my oc-cat-sion:

Picture from Rory and his gang of artists - Thanks!

Then I got another picture from Tabatha at the KCK group:

Picture from Tabatha and the KCK group - Thanks!

Thanks for the comments and rosettes!
And thanks too, to Catster for the honor, and fur fixing most of those pesky fleas.


DDP! Hooray! Easter Greetings To All!

April 19th 2014 10:49 am
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Today I am a DDP!
Haven't written or mewed too much lately either, MOL!
Well, I sure don't mind having a turn in those windows of the DDP lineup!

Thanks in advance for all the messages, prezzies and pictures!
Meowmy has to leave in a few minutes to go to her work, but soon pawppy will be back from his errands and then I shall take a nap on his lap! Meanwhile I am enjoying the fine sun puddles that have been bestowed upon us here ...after I finish my bath whilst sitting in my latest has peek a boo holes in it, MOL!

And tomorrow is Easter!
Happy Easter to all of you!

Meowmy says there are bunnies in our yard of late, they got in when the snow was so high, and now they are under the wood pile, and dog-guy hasn't gotten at them yet...and hopefurly won't...

I don't know if they will help the Easter Bunny, MOL!
Next door there are chickens, they certainly can help with the needed eggies, MOL, MOL!

Purrs to all and Happy Easter!

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