March 29th 2012 1:28 pm
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No not Pigeon from Catster, MOL. This morning grammy told mom to go to the window and see what was going on in the backyard. So mommy ran over to the window and let out a big GRROOOOOOSSSSSS!!! We had to go and see what she was looking at of course. A big red tailed hawk was just sitting there on the ground munching on a juicy pigeon he just caught here in our yard. Yowza that bird was big! I think I like to stay inside now, me no want to go out there. We're in the city for crying out loud but hawks and Peregrine Falcons are all over the place now. Grammy thought it was an eagle, soooo funny! Mom was like "eagles don't come into a residential backyard in the city". We do have eagles here but they stay over by the river and the damns. Anyway, there are feathers allll over the yard now and they are pigeon feathers! That's what those hogs get for pickin' at the bird seed on the ground all day. lazy bones! I have to say that looked pawsome though watching that thing just swoop down and grab it! Mom thinks I'm mean and gross but I'm a cat! HELLLOOOOOOO! Did she not know this? She's got some major surprises coming if she didn't, MOL.
Oh I just came over and poked mommy in the shoulder while she's typing and she called me her puffy orange creamsicle. MOL, yet another nick name but I love this one. she's been cutting a lot of knots off me lately! Leave some hair will ya? This is what the ladies like about me Ma! I had a big knot right under my chin. Stupid hair under there gets all oily when I eat. I try to clean it with my Gene Simmons tongue, MOL. Anyway, her friend came over and held me while mommy cut my nails and cut that chin knot off. Now I still have more on my bum. Every time she things she's got them all, nope. Not much else happening except last week at this time it was almost 90 and it's now barely 35 and very cold! Yesterday the sun was out while it was snowing. I think Mother Nature needs to lay off the organic wine.
So that's about it! Mom's on a good eating kick now and a lot of mom's have been sending her really good recipes! OH! Yesterday she tried this food called Quinoa (not to be confused with Samoa). She said it's just bird seed!!! Why would my mom be eating bird seed? If she turns into a pigeon, then look what happens to you! She better stop eating that stuff. I don't want a pigeon for a mom. I might want to chomp on her. MOL.
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
February 23rd 2012 3:39 pm
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Whoo hoo! I'm having a great week. First I want to say thanks to Samoa for making me the last dreamboat of the year! I truly thought I would never see that day. But here I am! Dreamboat extraordinaire. And now I want to thank my buddy Blizzard for making me a part of his new Catfather crew. Me, Zach, Orange Ruffy and some others. I think he picked me because of my golden touch. I'm a lover not a fighter BUT I take care of my own, ya know what I mean!!?? I won't let you down Blizz! As the Tabbies would say "I bee trewwwllyyyy honered!"
It's been nice here this week, lots of stuupppiddd burds coming back in the yard so me and Lacey are refreshing our birdwatching slurping sounds. Mom got her 2nd steroid injection in her back today and she says she's had a numb bum since she got home, MOL. It went MUCH faster this time, in & out of there! Since it's staying light out longer, me and Lacey have had the early spring zoomies. We've also been sneezing already and so has mom. And the weather guy dood said it's not our imagination, things are already getting ready to sprout.
Check out my new page I made for St. Patty's Day. MOL, it's one of our favorites! We all have St. Patty's Day pages but I really love mine. Did you see our buddy Yolo already sent a new kitty to his brofur Guido! We don't have the links right now, but you all know them. His name is Grazie and he looks like once he gets comfy he's going to keep Guido on his toes.
Okay gotta run cause mom is not supposed to sit here all night.
February 18th 2012 3:42 pm
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For a long, long time our toys have disappeared and mommy could not find them no matter how hard she looked. She thought she'd looked everywhere and moved all the furniture but I guess not. The other day she vacuumed the heck out of this place and when she moved her desk, WOW!!! It was a gold mine! TOYS TOYS TOYS! How did they get there since the hole is in back, which is pushed up against the wall? Hmmmm? Very curious. I think Alex is secretly stealing them to drive mom crazy, MOL. So that answered that question. Course the ones that once smelled like catnip have long lost their scent. Didn't even get to enjoy them. I swear it's not my fault!
So mom was pretty aggravated this morning. She joined another forum cause she saw all kinds of entries that kitties had pancreatitis, IBD, etc. and they needed help badly! So she joined and when they asked if anyone had any good links for sites with info, well of course we're going to give the link to our site. Why the heck wouldn't we? That's just stupid that we can't put ONE link on there to a page for pancreatitis when clearly this kitty is in trouble and his mom wants to learn more about it! Nope! Mom got the boot! Not kidding and the moderator was very nasty about it! Second time that's happened now. There's a couple of other ones that we joined where they are MUCH nicer than that and are super eager to learn about kitty health and all this stuff. So we're very grateful. But it made us realize once again how very lucky we are that Catster welcomed us when we came here and let us do what we had to do to help other kitties and their parents. That's all we were trying to do and now mom is upset that at least 10 people from what she could see, can't talk with her about IBD and the other stuff. I hope they at least find out site and write to mom. It's too bad, it really is. I know rules are rules but when a kitty and their parent need help and right away, there should be some exceptions. If someone else had put that page link there, it would be different. But because it's our own site, it's not allowed. Even though it's an informational site. Very frustrating!
Mom has been watching Fuse music channel today and hearing Whitney Houston songs she never heard before. That happened after MJ died too. Now mom is like "whoa! These are great songs!" I'm sure we'll be learning a whole bunch of new songs soon. Very sad about that lady, she was an AMAZING singer. Mom always loved her big time since she was younger. We like that it wasn't called a funeral but a "home going celebration". LOVE that! Still can't believe it though, it's weird. So many talented people that are my mom's age passing away!
Anyway mom put up a bunch of goofy new pictures of me! Hope they make you laugh! Catster & Catster furriends, you are still the best! Thanks for always helping us, TO HELP OTHERS!!! That's the way it should be isn't it? YES!
February 2nd 2012 4:04 pm
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My goodness. Someone named anonymouse just sent me some lips wanting to be my valentine. Phew! I'm all flustered and blushing. Whoever you are sweet girl, I'm so sorry. Simone and I just now became valentines. But thank you from the bottom of my heart. It's so sweet of you. And yes, I am a big flirt, MOL. Would you have me any other way?
You should see me lately lovin' on my mommy! Wowzers! that collar did something to my love bug button. At night when I'm on the bed with her, I snoozle and snoozle her and I have to be touching her all the time now. I didn't do that before! She said that collar is magic. And guess what? The lady that made it, just made something else to help with Lacey's incessant blabbering and pounding on mommy's door every night. It's a sachet that hangs on the doorknob. She's already sent it and it should be here Saturday I think. Hope it works. Mom is getting so sick of not having a good night's sleep. Sheesh Lacey, give it a rest!
Mommy wishes now she'd gotten a bigger bed. Me and Lacey hog the bed and poor mommy is hanging off the side. She says we're better than an electric blanky. She doesn't need one with us around, we're hot!
After Midnight's disappearing act yesterday she's doing great today. In fact, since mommy changed her anti-vomiting medication from Reglan to Zofran, she's doing excellent! MUCH better! That Reglan stuff gave her the twitches, which is actually a bad side effect of that stuff if you use it long term. And she was still throwing up so hopefully this stuff works even better. I think she's having a ball laughing at everyone because of her hiding escapade yesterday.
So that's the news for today. I am king of the bellies and I have a valentine to prove it!
January 21st 2012 12:25 pm
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Thank you everyone for the many POTPs you're sending and to anony mouse for the hearts of gold and the beautiful messages. You all are the ones with the hearts of gold. Grammy, grampy, mommy and her sister are all having a beer right now! MOL. They said the heck with hit. Plus now everyone is very concerned for the repairman's son who just totaled his car in this snowstorm. The house is a big giant pain in the floofy pants but it's a house (demon house, MOL). That's his son, a life. So we're waiting to hear back from him and hoping he's okay. If you guys could direct some of that wonderful, spectacular, purrs you have their way, that would be pawsome. sigh. Mom read on the internet and saw on tv that we're having a very big and wild solar storm. I wonder if that can cause all these kinds of things?
I know it seems like everything is always going wrong here but that's not true. It's just happening all at once right now. This year is certainly not starting off great. But we've had good things going on too. Mom's nephew that was in the Army Rangers and was in Iraq awhile back, he's home now and living back here. He was hit by 2 roadside bombs (separate times) but he's doing better now. I am mommy's giant floofy luv bug now. I can't wait to snoozle with her on the bed every night and I like to sleep there practically all night. I take up a lot of room, MOL. Lacey is the one who can't sit still. But she plays with us every day and snoozles us constantly. So that's much better! Lots of stuff, she just can't think straight right now.
So anyway, thank you to all you furs who are so pawsomely wonderful. We appreciate each and every purr, whisker kiss, hearts, POTP, all of it. We'll let you know as soon as we hear anything from the repairman about his son. I hope he's not hurt. Our neighbor that had that heart attack and fell down the stairs? We found out he broke two vertebrae when he fell so they came and moved him out. There's no way he can come back to that apartment and climb the stairs. Hope he's doing better, we don't know.
We'll keep you posted
Luv and poofy, floofy snoozles!
January 1st 2012 10:42 am
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Hello my dear and wonderful Catster furriends! Finally 2011 is GONE! Whoo hoo! I wish everyone the best year they've ever had in their entire lives in 2012. Lots of love, happiness, laughter, fun, great health, great wealth inside and out and an enriched and exciting life!
BTW, did you see I am Darcy's Furriend of the week? Little cutie! Thank you again Darcy! You should look at the pictures of him and his doggie sisfur Chloe. they are the cutest thing ever! So adorable and sweet.
So guess what? We're now offering a 10% discount for calming collars or any other of the collars they offer, on our website! Just come to the Gift Shops and check out my pictures and story and you'll see the discount code. Isn't that cool? Can you believe IBDKitties is THREE years old? Mom never thought it'd be this big or have so much work to do with it but she just keeps finding more reasons to talk about kitty health and prevention. Seems companies just don't care until the pet parent causes a big to-do! So that's what we'll do...cause a big TO-DO!
For anyone that's not familiar with our site and our mission, it all started because of how mom lost Alex. Now we not only help kitties with IBD but with all kinds of things and we focus big time on prevention and education! We have a great newsletter that always has new info and we have a large section of products that we recommend because mom has researched them completely and they are SAFE. So sign up for the mewsletter if you'd like and browse the site anytime. Lots of educational info too about kitty health.
Okay, gotta run because I'm burning a hole through mom's head with my staring for food. MOL. Love you guys! Thanks for being our furriends!
December 26th 2011 4:51 pm
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My mommy has been sick since Saturday afternoon. Not fun for her at all but me and Lacey gets her full attention. She's been great though all last week, playing wiff us, snoozling, brushing me! And I LET her! She only had to use the calming collar thingy on me twice! She found a big old knot under my armpit though and it was a doozy. Very close to my skin. She said "that's it Finney! you have to let me cut all these knots off before it get out of hand or I'll have to bring you to a groomer". GASP! A what? I don't actually know what that is but it doesn't sound good by her tone.
I'm still not 100% again wiff her but pretty darned close. She's been good about paying lots of attention to us, telling us she loves us A LOT and telling me I'm a good boy too. Lots of treats, YUM! Mom went out today for a little while and joined something called a gym. Who's gym and why is she joining him? She said she's going to be trying to get into shape and needs to get out of the house more often. The membership signup was actually a birthday gift from her friend Rick. Cool huh?
We got some nice gifts from a couple of our furriends here and on our website and of course the Secret Santa that gave me the nice collar that makes me go "aaaaaaahhhhhhhh". MOL. It's furry cold here! BRRRRRRRRR. So we've been snuggling on mommy's bed with her taking care of her while she's sick.
Hope you all had a good holiday. Mom says she's already counting the days until spring. jeez! MOL. she HATES HATES HATES winter. She wants the longer days back, shorts and t shirts weather and wants to get back out in her garden. She can't wait!! I have to admit it's furry boring not having all the birdies to watch all the time in the yard. BURDS! WHO SAID THAT! MOL. Sorry Tabbies.
See ya everybody! Gotta go snoozle!
December 21st 2011 9:07 pm
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Santa Paws came early to my house but only for me, not Lacey. I don't know how I feel about this gift he gave me though. I mean it looks nice on me and it calms me down big time and helps me love my mommy again but it smells awfully strong! I think Santa is trying to drug me. Anyway this purple collar thingy came in the mail today from a "secret Santa Paws" and mommy got super excited! She took it out of the package and her eyes started watering and she went PHEW! That's strong! She aired it out for a little bit and then put it around my neck! I don't usually wear a collar but she insisted. She said she's sick of me being such an Oscar the Grouch.
So anyway, mommy had her doubts about how well this thing would really work. But she put it on me and not even a half an hour later I was in la la land and I let her brush me, I rubbed on her, I lay down in my cube that's right next to her and I even let her kiss me. Well DUH mom! I'm stoned for gosh sakes! MOL. Anyway, I have to say I do like it. It even lasted a long time after she took it off but tonight she put it back on me and I'm wearing it for about an hour because I started getting furry grouchy again. This time I'm not coming to her right away though but I guess I'm taking baby steps. So after I let her brush me, mom kept telling me what a good boy I was and she gave me and Lacey treats. YUM!
She says she feels bad like she has to make me pretend to love her again. I hope someday I want to be with her again without having to wear this. Do you think? Mom says she loves that this is working, she feels like I'm myself again. But she hopes this doesn't have to be a forever thing. But for right now we're both furry happy and loving Santa Paws for bringing this. Want to know why we picked purple? Because Pipo & Minko did that furry cool picture of me for one of my recent DDPs and we loved it so much with the purple background, that mom thought the purple collar would look great. And it does!
So that's the news about me. Want to hear some more good mews? Cousin Midnight was playing up a storm tonight and had everyone laughing downstairs. Mom went down there to give her medicine to her and she bolted! She had mom chasing her down the stairs to her room in the basement and back up again and finally under the table. She NEVER does that! And it wasn't like she was scared, she was like "I am darned sick of this! I don't want no stinkin' pills in my mouff!!!" As Ingen would say "LEAF ME ALONE!" MOL. Then she spit the pill out about 5 times and she was making everyone laugh because she was really funny when she did it. She was in a the mood to play big time, big black eyes! Then mom rubbed her toy mousie in some catnip that uncle John (Blizzard's daddy) sent us and oh boy oh boy! That did it! She was going cuckoo! They were really lovin' it. She looked like a kitten again. Can you believe it? Two Christmas miracles on the same day.
Well gotta run, I hope meowmy takes this off soon. My eyes are waterin' big time. She took some pictures so look for them! She'll put them up shortly.
Keep purring for us! Mommy says she wants her Finney Winnegan back. I want him back too.
December 18th 2011 4:56 pm
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So I am being a big doodyhead again. YUP. Mom dropped a cheezit on the floor last night and instead of me rushing to get it, I started acting afraid of her again. Something is clearly not right with me. Mom says someone loosened up my screws. I don't see any screws what is she talking about? Anyway, I'm mad at her again. She's been playing with us, cuddling, putting on music and dancing and singing with us. But I figured out that when she's not here most of the day because she's got to go downstairs and take care of Midnight, I can get mad at her and take a baby tantrum.
She told me she's had enough and if that's what I want then I'm going to miss out on some great stuff. She emailed Santa Paws and told on me!!! What a rotten mommy! How could she do that?
MOM: I really didn't do that but I want him to think I did. He's really lost it.
Finney: sigh. I'm a big boy and I shouldn't be behaving like this but I don't like her so much anymore. I guess she HAD to go to the store and also clean downstairs because Midnight's mommy doesn't do it and it was filthy. I can understand that I guess. But I don't have to like it. I just don't understand why I suddenly get so mad. All of this never bothered me a bit before. She thinks I'm taking her for granted because she's here all the time. She's not furry happy about this bad catitude of mine. She said she's not falling for it anymore. I don't like the sound of that.
On the Midnight front the poor girl threw up this morning which she hasn't done in 2 months!!! But it's the Baytril and mom figured that would happen. Stinks because Middy was finally feeling better with her appetite and eating better and now this is disturbing her tummy. We kitties can never win.
Well, gotta go. Mom says I can't stay and fool around cause I'm bad. Plus I'm hiding anyways, stupid Cheezit! that orange thing ruined everything!
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