March 21st 2012 3:28 pm
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Hi everyone, just wanted to check in and let you know we are still here but not around much. Mom is so stressed out it's not funny. We have a lot going on and she's trying hard not to let it affect me and Lacey but it's tough. Gramps is always yelling at mom, he's really not the nicest man to honest with you. He's always treated mom like she doesn't matter and has always said hurtful things to her.
On top of that our neighbors that moved in right before winter are the WORST! They are such jerks and mom asked the guy nicely to please park in front of his own house and not only does he completely refuse but he's running over mom's flowers that are there so now she's going to have to dig them all up and replant them somewhere else. He also told mom off, said that he didn't care what she wants it's a public street and blah blah blah. Even though mom tried to tell him that our company doesn't have anyplace to park and it's just common courtesy but nope. Absolutely no way.
Mom has not been feeling well at all these days. Stress is taking a toll on her and she's very depressed. She feels like nothing is ever going right and that she's a failure. Mom did meet a really nice neighbor on the opposite street from us yesterday. He lives in the apartment complex in back of us and mom went over to talk to him about fixing the fence in back of our garage because it's on their property but it's really broken bad and the kids in that apartment are throwing trash and playing in back there. They could get hurt and then it would be on us because it's our property. So anyway, mom was all prepared to have somebody else tell her off but instead ended up staying there talking for like 2 hours and laughing a lot and stuff. She needed that.
We miss Rick living across the street, we have no one to help us with stuff like this anymore and mom feels really alone. She has gone back to the gym a few times but is very low on energy and can hardly get herself to care about much lately. Sorry to dump all this stuff on you guys. We just wish things were different here at home. Plus so many of our friends here are going to the bridge, it's really sad. So anyway, sorry if we aren't around much or participating much. Mom uses what little energy she has to do work on the website and to get stuff done around here.
We love you guys!
Finney, Lacey, angel Alex and mom
We will purrr for your momma. Our momma stresses out a lot too.
Give your momma lots of love and cuddles. And tell her that little Tigey says stress is bad for our humans and to take care of herself -
Momma has to take time outs to think about kittens to get through her day MOL!!
Meows, sorry you'all are feeling stressed and upset, you are in our purrs and hope things get better, purring for peace for you.
Love, Miss Minerva and family
MOL, Tigey that's so cute. I'll tell my meowmy to try that. Thank you so much Miss Minerva, you're a sweet and loving friend. At least we know when we come here, we have lots of kitties and peoples that love us. And we love you all right back. That's what life is supposed to be about. Mom says there are 2 kinds of people in this world. Radiators (who radiate love and kindness) and drains (who suck the life right out of you). We try hard to surround ourselves with radiators but we can't control our neighbors (obviously) and we can't pick our families. I think I need to go and give grampy a big smackeypaw.
(((((HUGS)))) and PURRS! Mommy was not treated well when she had Grandad and Paw Paw to take care of, so we understand the added stress along with the everyday stuff they can not control. Keep handing out the fur lovins!
It stinks doesn't it Pepper. We know quite a few kitties on here that have the same thing going on. Mom says she wishes to could go to a spa or something! Get all pampered. That'll be the day, no moolah for that kind of stuff. But me and Lacey will snoozle her in bed and kiss her toesies. that might help.
Hi Finney and Lacey. We're here for you ((hugs)) and for your Mom too ((more big hugs)). Bad neighbors are just the worst. And I think old people sometimes just get difficult in their old age. Your Mom is one of the most wonderpurr person we know. She is so caring and nice. She's not a failure at all. You tell her not ever to think that. When people say bad things, sometimes you just have to have thick fur and let it roll off you.
Can your Mom find out who the landlord or owner of the apartment complex is and ask them to fix the fence?
Many purrs and prayers for your Mom.
Mietzi and Timo
Pee Ess: our Mom has bee slacking off on meeting gym guy too. But she's not discouraged. It's OK. She'll go tomorrow. Tomorrow is a new day.
Mr. Micky thought of Harry Potter when the Dementors(negative forces who come to take joy and happiness) came and Harry cast a Patronus Charm....Mr. Micky says think of your happiest memory and the kindest, best people in your life to banish them. :)
Hey Timo buddy! Mom says thank you and she wishes she could go and give you a big huge snoozle!!! Yeah, mom lets things roll off her for a long, long time. That's the problem. Then when it comes out, it REALLY comes out!
The guy with the fence is the nice one. So mom is all set with that, he's gonna fix it sometime in the next month or so and mom is okay with that as long as he does it. She even told him she doesn't care what it looks like as long as the kids can't dump stuff and crawl through it. He's a funny guy too so maybe they will become good friends, you never know.
It's our other neighbor who is directly next to us who's a big jerk. And actually grampy has always been this way. Always!
That's easy Mr. Micky, that's all of you here at Catster! See this is why we knew we could come here to talk about it. Mom doesn't need to be coddled or anything, we just want positive vibes and you guys are so pawsome at that! We're lucky to have found Catster. No matter where else we go, this place has the bestest kitties ever!
Headbonks? Do headbonks help? I think headbonks help! HEADBONKS for Finney's mommy from Mr River Cat.
Yes please! Headbonks are PAWSOME! Mom loves those.
I's goes and sits on neighboe, send miss hardhead...i mean Panda to gramps...make him cries uncle too!!!. let kringle loose in neighbors house. then he be too busy cleaning up to bothers anyone
MOL, sounds great Blizz! Let's do it!
Finney, I'd tell your Mum not to worry so about her grumpy neighbour.
As eventually HE will move or get too old to even bother irritating her.
Wasn't too long ago she and her brother were kids and driving one of ours CRAZY!
Use to come out of his house and SHOUT at us for being noisy. Dad said to him, no raised voice;-
'If you have a problem with my CHILDREN playing on their own street.
Have a go at myself or my wife. Just leave my KIDS out of it. As once upon a time YOU were one too!'
The man said;- 'I'm really sorry and it won't happen again'. He stuck to his word.
Of course we're now ADULTS and no longer do such thing. So, being now OLD himself.
He's NO longer able to 'HAVE A GO!'. The funny bit being he was in WW2.
You would of thought he'd be use to NOISE. Not moaning about two noisy children having fun.
Stupid fool, MOL!!!
Wait until I get my paws on him. How dare HE pick on my HUMANS.
Finney, believe me, you don't want to be messing with a CALICO!
I hope that little story helped un-stress Mum a bit. Isn't long out of her teens.
So, there's always plenty of stories to tell. Anyway........ :)
Ooops, sorry it's long! :(
Blizz is too funny!
Our meowmy is having a ton of way heavy stress, too,from her work, but she can't talk about it...not allowed...so whatevfur!
She is evfur so glad she has us furs and Catster (yes and Dogster) to help and have stress-less fun in.
Many hugs to you and your furmily!
Kitty kisses and headbonks, too...and some kneads and purrs!
Yanking out weeds is a good stress reliever, too...then you get too tired to think at all! MOL!
We are glad that your Mom has found a new friend.
Sending gentle purrs, hope things get a little easier for you!
MOL Chloe, I think you are little mixed up. Our grampy is the old grouch that yells at mom. Our neighbor is younger than mom and he's a jerk! So I don't think he's gonna get old that fast. MOL. Hopefully they will move but they just got here so I doubt that will happen anytime soon. Mom is just giving up. This neighborhood isn't any fun anymore. Everything changed last June when mom's uncle who lived on this street died. He was the life of the neighborhood and everyone was out on the street talking with them and each other. It was fun. Not anymore. Everything has changed. But maybe a bunch of you Catsters could come over here and really smackeypaw that guy! MOL. Chloe you sound like you're up for it.
WeeBees, we're sorry your meowmy is having stress too. Seems like everyone is lately. Mom says she'll take all the kitty kisses, headbonks and everything else you guys have! She says they are healing magic.
My mom understands about your mom's dad. There are such parents out there who can say things that are hurtful. She had such a dad. It was sad when he passed away but she felt bad that he had such a bitter life. He didn't trust anyone. My mom left home for college and never returned.
She was only 18 when she left. Your mom really needs to get away from such negative people and that includes that neighbor. My mom does weed when she is stressed or goes walking.......Yes, there are friends going to th bridge. My mom gets into those crying spells and then she remembers me.
I whisper to her that she should remember the good times and there were many of then....You, guys, are so special to her. Give her some head bumps tonight and purr into her ear to comfort her..
Meezers - Dogster is VERY stressful. Them dogs make me nervous. Stay away from Dogster.
Hi 'Cat of the Week' Chloe. As Cat of the Week you have the right to meow as much as you want to. It's the law. Nice to see you here.
Hi Angel Natasha! Hi Keisha, thank you sweetheart! Natasha we wish we could leave, we really do but mom has no money! Things are just as tough here financially for everybody so mom can't even save right now for leaving. She has been thinking that she has to figure something out but grammy begged mom the other night not to leave. And mom is afraid that if she did leave, grammy would go downhill. Plus mom is the only one who can give Midnight her medicine twice a day. Midnight's mommy, my mom's sister, won't do it. And grammy can't do it without mommy. sheesh! Mommy has to do everything. Natasha we're sorry your mom had a daddy like that. Our grampy has always been like this to mom too. Mom has left and come back and left and come back, mostly for grammy's sake and to take care of her. She told grammy the other night that when she dies, mom is not staying to take of grampy, she's had it. He's so ungrateful and berating to her. Mom's stayed here for years taking care of them, YEARS. Enough. Gee your mommy and my mommy should get together! MOL.
We have a dog-guy here so...Dogster is part of meowmy's life, too...know what...over there she is known as Growlmy...but she doesn't growl, really!
I, Minko love my dog-guy, but Pipo not so much...
But...lately the kitties have been way more active than the pups! MOL!
Hi buddy! You know our Mom's chated earlier today, Mom couldn't believe the dude next door. How horrible! Personally, I thank you should ask Angel Alex the Beautiful Observer to go scare him out of that house!!
We love you guys and keep up the great work on the website.
That's a good idea Zach although I don't know if she's up for scaring people. But maybe because it's for my mom she will. Her loyalty to us is fierce!!
We love you too buddy, furry, furry much. Glad our moms can turn to each other, they need each other right now.
Count me in !!! :)
Great big kitty angel hugs to your mom. Stress is so bad and mom has almost made her self sick with it while booboo was ill and so much is going on at work and bla bla bla (the list goes on) please try and chill that is what we are working on. Praying for peace in your life while we strive for it in ours. Stress is so not good for us.
Big purrs to your mom, Finney! Mom and I wish we lived near you, and then we would come to visit. Maybe there's some group your mom can join - like a book club or something. Sometimes it just helps to get out of the house for a little bit.
Big purrs to your mom, Finney! Mom and I wish we lived near you, and then we would come to visit. Maybe there's some group your mom can join - like a book club or something. Sometimes it just helps to get out of the house for a little bit.
Oh oh oh!!! I agree with Monida, can your mommy find a book club or something to get out of the house a little? My daddy goes to a pub quiz game once a week with some buddies from work and my mommy has her boxing, good to get the parents away from each other sometimes (even though mommy works from home and daddy works in a building so they are apart ALOT! hehehe!) Everybody needs breathing space. I bets there are some really cheap or free activities your mommy could do to get some social free time away from home. She could also go volunteer at a kids group, animal shelter, church group, etc etc etc, whatever she likes. That might helps! But... until then... MORE RIVER HEADBONKS! Careful, I'm not as big as Finney but I'm still a mighty hard headbonker!
Sending your momma purrs and hugs.
We are all so sad for yer Mom. Stress is not a good thing for kitties or peeplz. Mom wishes she could live next door to yews cause my dad would come fix yer things and she would come "fix" yer Gramps. She helps care for her mom and dad who are in dere 90s now. It is so hard when da parents become da children! Mom has a thing she spins round in her head (think it is called a mantra): "They do not decide who I am. God made me who I am and He is perfect, so I am perfectly made." I think she has some other things that go round her head, too, but probably would get us banned from Catster! I thinks Lacey should go pee on Gramps bed where he won't see it. And it would dry before bedtime so he'd sleep in kitty pee and we would all snicker! As for da dumb neighbor: His rights end where your property begins. Take pictures of da poor flowers, call the cops, and send him a bill for property damage. Of course a board with nail sticking up hidden in da flowerbed might make da point, too. Purrs and kitty hugs to Finny, mom and especially Lacey!!!
does the mean neigbhor have chicken? I could come and eat it. I could then sit there and gaze at him and put a spell on him and make him start running around barking or something....catmagick you know!
Tell you mom, Finney, there is only one thing thats certain and that is change. Sometimes mom says it helps to go out to a movie and spend a few hours away from people stressing you out....
and tell you mom she should sell her flower photos! They are lovely!
*pulls soapbox out, steps up, turns microphone on*
ok den... Finnegan sounds like we gots peeple purroblems...
Sometimes family members can be the meanest and that is so sad : ( Give him one smackypaw for me Finnegan!
Neighbors! Good ones are worth their weight in gold. Bad ones are nuthin' more than a heavy weight : ( Bad ones lead miserable lives and have to share it with everyone. You can't change 'em but you don't have to take the abuse either. Leave a few strategically placed sharp long tacks where he parks ; )
Your MamaCat is exhausted from stress! Stress can make MCs feel bad mentally and make them physically sick. Makes her wanna hide. Worst thing to do. You gotta nip her in the hindend and keep her bizzie.
Yer MC is prolly too much of a sweetheart and is takin' all tha abuse internally. Finnegan you has to lick her face a lot when she feels bad.
well my 2 cents is free and I got lots of cents : )
*turns microphone off, steps down off of soapbox*
You guys are all so pawsome and we wish sooooo much that you all lived closer too. Or we could just twitch our noses like Bewitched to come and see each other. Last night a cop got shot literally down the street from us. We didn't even know it happened until it was on the news. We're so used to hearing fireworks and gunshots and stuff now. We hate it here. Lots of negative energy all over the place. It's enough to feel like it's drowning you sometimes. Mom's got to go outside today and move her plants from the front where the dumb guy is running over them. To be honest mom would like to write a book about Alex and about IBD and stuff. But her mind is so mush she cannot think clearly at all. It's hard enough just to do the newsletters and stuff. No energy in the body and no energy in the brain. She's tapped out.
gram paws R gram paws N haz lived a long hard life N getz scroogy in ther yeers most lee frum medisins N stuffs they take coz it makes them all spazz a roni....
98 % oh de time they trooly doez knot meen ta yell N stuff... it just comes out fast coz they isn't thinkin furst...
gram paws N gram ma's freeka zoid a lot two coz they start thinkin bout the yeers old they are....n how manee be left... if ya getz R meenin....N start scarin their selves....
ewe knead ta tell yur mom ta park de cars in front oh yur house witha az much space bee tween em as her can
yur hous______________________________________________ ______
yur cars -------- ----------------- ---------------
sew him canna wedge in anywear; air can be letta outta tires, ooh...did we say that ?.... cement pavin blocks make a nice planter box wear inground flowers used ta bee
also tell yur mom ta reed this link:
like third section down...her mite bee able ta get a sign or call city ordinance bout one....
Sorry to hear things haven't been going so well. We hope someone walks their dog over to your neighbors lawn, and the doggy does his deed right by the front door!!! Things will get better. I know, my Mama's been sick all week. Nothin' serious, just the "bug." She'll get better soon, and you guyz will too. Remember, we wubbs you, and we miss you when yer not around!
BonnieBell I hope your mommy feels better soon. Tabbies, grampy has been like this his whole life! He's just getting worse as he gets older but he's always been like this. How come you gave us a link for parking in Tampa? MOL
Hey, I have a question! Some of you might know stuff like this. Since our house is almost 95 years old, could we declare it a historic landmark? Or do you have to have a famous person that lived there?
Vitamin D! Mom swears by it.
Your grandpa sounds very much like mom's mom. It got so bad with her last summer that my mom stopped talking to her. No regrets. Of course, her mom lives 600 miles away, not downstairs.
And here's an idea - maybe there's a cosmetology school near you where your mom could go and get a haircut or a facial for free. They're always needing "models."
We has been feelin tha sames ovfur here in Califurnia too. Mommy's mouth surgery is coming up realllllllll soon and she's so scurrrred, so we understands tha stress you and yr mommy must be feelin. I am gonna send you big strong purrrrrrrs ta boost you, Lacey and yr Mommy's spirits and hearts!
All great ideas up above about getting out of the house. Now mind you Mom isn't a book warm never has been but when she was a teenager she loved going to the Library to do research. And she also would go just to look at all the Art and Advertising Books. Art just doesn't have the bold colors and detail on the computer screen as in high quality books. (not unless you can afford one of those Macs with the 19in widescreen high dollar monitors like Mom sweats every time she goes in the Apple store.) Here's a bonus...because most people can do their research at reading at home now, most libraries aren't crowded.
Oh and Finn I'm happy our Mom's are close too because they really do need each other right now. And with every thought shared between them they just get closer which is the beautiful part of friendship. Through Thick and Thin buddy, through thick and thin! That's a promise.
Right back atcha Zach buddy! I think it's what's gonna save our mommy's sanity! Monster mommy has been taking all kinds of vitamins including vitamin D. But nothing helps her as much as being in the purest form of vitamin D, the sun. So that's what she forced herself to do for awhile today. Mom took some of her daylilies out of that front spot where he parks and planted them somewhere else. She has two prickly barberry bushes there but they don't cover the whole thing. She's gonna try and find something else super picky (heh heh) to plant there so he gets poked in the bum everytime he gets out of his car. MOL. Only problem is she can't by barberry anymore, it's considered invasive.
Oh Kitty Pryde! Mommy was thinking of calling your mommy a lot lately. I think she will now knowing your mommy has that surgery soon and she needs us. We'll be purring up a storm for your mom and my mom will help her get through it. (frankly it's easier than thinking about what's going on here, it'll take her mind off of it).
PS- forgot. we love the nail idea in the front yard. Linus that's a good one and twitching our noses to travel to distant places would be way cool! Mom says she was called a witch one time but the powers didn't come with the slam. Shucks. Mom said it could be that she was so young, that she have had the power but was to stupid to know it. MOL and LOL!
MOL, I know. Several of our furriends here have given us some "SHARP" ideas! MOL!!!! He'd know it was us though since they just argued about it. It would be way cool to just wiggle our nosies and visit each other. We're all too far from each other!!!
Hey, it's UR ground to put nails on. Ifn heeez stewpiid enough to drive on it - o well.
Jest twitchy dat nose and come on down here to where the grass is blue (sorta). We have airports here. Yews could be our neighbor cause all our neighbors is cat peeplz except da chickun peeplz cause dey is chickun and goat luvers. An our cops don't get shot cause our poleez horses will step on that bad guys. An' mom could send Sean over to work on grumpy gramps since Sean is a peeplz pastor and is supposed to know how to do that kinda thing. In Linus' world it all works out. Too bad 'bout da peeelz world. (sigh)
Finny, Mom just noticed your question about getting a historical landmark. Can be good, but can be bad. Sometime it gets funds to fix stuff up, but -- things can only be fixed to look like they did way back when which sometimes may not be what you want.
We can see that this diary is becoming fun, sounding off and figuring out for problem solving! How cool is that!?
And we thank you all so much fur your thoughts and pawyers...the stress from the issue meowmy had is resolved...and gone; hooray. Now she can sleep again, and knows her job is safe, and the only stress is the regular junk of being too busy, there! MOL!
We like how this diary turned out too WeBees. Gives us an outlet and it's nice to see everybody again. Lucy I kinda thought that but we were thinking more in terms of that way people HAVE to stay off our property and all that stuff.
Sadly, it kinda means the opposite. Historical landmarks just ask for peeplz to tromp around on you place like you is some kinda stinkin' museum. We rented a place that was an HL in Texas once. We had a sweet dog named Harley then. It nearly drove him nuts!
Oh caca!!! Forget it then. that's the opposite of what we want.
Thanks for the well wishes for my Mama!
Hey Finn 'n Lacey~!! Ha, I like Blizz's attitude 'n thoughts, give Gramps sumpin to do 'n keep 'em busy~!! Iz sad, but seemz like efury fur is unner stress dese days, mommy's last day o' werk's iz next Friday, no job. Shrugs. Time goes on, guess. Neighbors can be'z creeps, but sounds like U gotted some dat R really nice too, dat makes up fur da idiots at play. Gettin' outta da house really halps, spawcially when da sun is out 'n kits purrlay together 'n we share picnics too~! Mom iz sush camera nut, wonner what we did 'fore digitals came out?? Ok so my advice thrown in, when in doubt, DANCE~ SING!~ Put da musac on 'n turn her up~! Get mirror, shake it 'n boogey 'n do it like nofur iz watchin' 'n U jus' don't care~! Dat will do it, I promise~!! hehehe~! Mom doez dat a lot~! Keeps da mind YOUNG~! Mallee efen learned how to balance on her shoulders now while her dances~!!
Head bonks 'n more head bonks,
Oh Milo, I'm sorry your momma is losing her job. that stinks big time!
Well grampy doesn't want anything to do. He could be doing plenty of things but all he wants to do is sit all day at his computer and be a grouch. believe me, we've all tried.
As for the neighbors, we wouldn't care so much about it cept their house is literally in spitting distance (their driveway is 4 feet from our house and the windows where me and Lacey usually like to lay on the windowsills and look out. sigh.
Mommy know's her will get 'nother job, iz jus' hard right now!!~
Phooey fur ugly, nasty neighbors, FINN 'n LACEY~ U want's fur me to come 'n scratch their eyes out fur ya~?? I will 'n I won't think twice 'bout it either~!!!
We thinks Milo haz da right idea here....sing and dance, sing and dance....the whole worlds gone crazy anyway, might as well have some fun and turn yer back on it. (da world.) We think they've all gone crazy.........just have fun, it's the best we can do!
BonnieBell I agree but right now I like Mallee's idea!!! YEAH YEAH YEAH! come over and scratch them bad people's! Then you can even bites their noses or something too. Then when you guys are here, you can hang out wiff us for awhile, MOL. THEN BonnieBell and the others can come over and we can all sing and dance. How does that sound?
Sounds great, FINN 'n Bonnie, MILO does have the right idea~! It's like this, dood, when all else fails, be glad you woke up and be happy that you've lived..and enjoy the ride. It's all we can do. If we can't enjoy the ride, then what is life about anyhow?? There is no time for grudges, no time for regrets. Just time for love. I'm sending pawsome angel hugs to your mommy~!! 'n we'll be right ofur~!!
Purrs 'n love,
Baby Boy Blue
P.S. Yes, Mallee must get her BITES 'n Screetches in too~! MOL~!
Guys you want to see something funny? Go check out my new pics mom just put up.
So, mez thinks the nasty neighbors is really chickuns in disguise. Wez needs to send the smackety-swat team over dere to pluck them feathers. Then wez could take all dem feathers and stuff em into a wonderful soft pillow that gramps would sleep with and become happy cause he sleeps so good. O yeah. we'd cook up the chicken neighbors and feed dem to a dog somewhere. Howz dat?
Think Lucy is smokin' catnip. why would we want to make a poor dog eat dat?
I think it's a great idea!! And mom was thinking the same thing. He's one of those guys that "loves his truck so much". Mom says he's compensating. MOL