May 19th 2012 10:56 pm
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Since everyone gave me such wonderful advice with Finnegan when he went through his stage of being scared of me, I figured I'd ask for help with Lacey. She's not having the same problem at all and I still have Finney's calming collar. I do put it on her sometimes but jeez!
Okay I'm getting ahead of myself. I don't know if this is normal or not for their age. Both will be 4 in June. They are bored with their toys, bored with each other as far as playing anyway and just plain bored. Finney, he's laid back and couldn't care less. Lacey is restless and a serious pain in the neck! She drives me crazy!!! She claws at the door in the kitchen to go in the hallway and I only open that door for a little while very late at night because they used to play in the hall. Now I don't even know why she wants that door open but it's awful! She used to do it to my bedroom door but I started using the squirt bottle so she stopped. Now she's at the main door and I don't think it's the door in particular, she just doesn't know what to do with herself. I try playing with both of them constantly and they are not interested in anything anymore. I miss when they used to play with each other and when I played with them I wore them out. Now it's the opposite. She's doing it right now. She's at the door meowing and clawing at it. Then when I open the door, she doesn't even stay out there. She ends up coming back in and laying down. Drives me nuts.
And no, they are fine, no vet visit is in order, please let's not get into that. They are both extremely healthy, I've always known she was going to be a handful. I used the Feliway spray near the door, big whoop, does nothing. They don't want the laser pointer, they don't want the string, they don't want anything like Da Bird (they hate things on a stick, so weird), they don't want their kitty sitter videos, they don't want anything but they do want SOMETHING. And I do spend time with them, I just don't know what they want from me to get them playing. So my questions are:
1) how am I supposed to play with them and get them to wear off that restless energy if they getting older and just aren't amused by much?
2) If I got them leashes and took them outside once in awhile, would I have to put flea and tick medication on them and give them heartworm meds and all of that? And will they want to go out all the time after that?
And 3) HELP! LOL. What am I supposed to do? She's making me crazy!
May 2nd 2012 12:43 pm
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Mom is so busy these days so we cannot wish everyone their respective happy birthdays, happy gotcha days, rainbow bridge days, etc. individually. Please know if we missed you, we didn't mean to but we are wishing you concats and happiness here. We love you all. And thank you for my DDP today!! We had someone make us a lovely picture that she posted on our Facebook page but stupid fleas are preventing us from posting it. Hey, this is our personal Facebook page if anyone isn't already friends with us: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003742515040.
Oh and we learned something so sad right now. As New England Patriots fans we want to say RIP to Junior Seau. Just awful! We hope your soul is finally at peace and you're playing the game you loved so much, wherever you are.
Anyways! Happy everything to everyone, I hope you see this if you have a birfday or celebration already happening! Mom will be in and out for the next couple of days so no time to be on the puper too much.
Kisses and headbonks
April 23rd 2012 10:04 am
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Hi everyone! Our grampy is doing better. His blood pressure is stabilized and normal and he's getting plenty of rest, trying not to fly off the handle at every little thing (which is asking A LOT!) and Midnight is still keeping a watchful eye on him (she's a great little nurse). We just wanted to say thanks for all the purrs and prayers for him. To let everyone know, we've been through this before a couple of times so mom is pretty versed in the arteries (he already had a blockage removed before), the BP (he's had Bell's Palsey, 2 mild strokes, other stuff (broken a femur, shattered his leg in 17 places, had prostate cancer, skin cancer, thyroid, etc etc etc.) So we're pretty caught up on all this stuff and what to look for. And even though he wasn't in a room until 8 hours later (HISSSSSS), the ER doc was very, very thorough and checked for allllll these things (well, pertaining to his last stroke and arteries and all that). Mom said the ER doc was really cute, MOL. He's too young though. We've probably left out something he's had just cause we can't remember but that's just him! We didn't even talk about everything grammy has had. sheesh! But thank you again, we furry much appurciate it.
So our bad neighbors are doing furry bad things out of their house. Nottttt nice things at allllll. Our other neighbors are calling a cop friend of theirs to see what they can do and they are calling the number on our neighborhood watch sign. We want them gone but mom is afraid because these days people like them carry weapons so we have to be careful. In the meantime, since mom moved her desk out of our playroom we are NOT HAPPY AT ALL. She says she can get more work done though but I don't like it one bit. We are bored not being able to bug her constantly and usually we sleep on our towers with her right there working. Now our towers are in the playroom on the other side of the house. We can come and sleep in the living room but it's not the same. I don't like it. Finney & I are furry bored big time and she's trying everything to get us to play and even though we are bored, we are like "meh".
Mom wrote her friend Tracy last night and she's gonna help mom TRY and put us on a raw food diet. Good luck with that one. I'm more adventurous than Finney with food but still stubborn. He's a regular food snob! He wasn't always like that, only since he growed up. Hey! Did you see Ingen and Novi's new stroller? Mom says she would like to get us something like that but they are expensive and we can't afford it. Plus she'd have to give us heartworm and flea and tick meds if we went outside.
Well, I think that's it. oh! You can now follow me on Twitter! https://twitter.com/#!/IBDKitties. Mom kind of likes it but so far out of the 3 followers we have only one is a cat person!!! It's Tigger and Midge's meowmy. The other two look like they are advertisers just following everyone, that's not cool. We don't want our board to be somewhere that people get bugged.
Luv Lacey bug
April 9th 2012 5:36 pm
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Thanks to everyone for filling up all 3 of our pages with awesome pawsome colorful big eggies. They are beautiful and OMC look how many furriends we have. Again, thank you to Miss Mittens for splainin' to us how to do the gifties all at once. Next time I think we'll do a diary right before the free prezzies and repeat her instructions for everyone so you all can do it that way. Hope you don't mind Miss M! It'll be a great time saver and of course you'll get the credit.
If you haven't bought a Queen Tallulah feline breast cancer awareness bracelet don't forget that 100% of the proceeds go directly to research at UC Davis. Here's the link to our website again with the info: http://ibdkitties.net/giftshops.html.
Short but sweet diary tonight. Mommy says her brains are rolling down the driveway (gross mom) and she said she's too tired and can't focus to write a long or funny one. What a jip! I need to keep on her like flies on a poop ball.
Hey next special day is Earth Day, April 22nd. So we're putting up Earth Day decorations on our pages! Hope you all do the same, Mother Nature wants our attention so we better start kissing planet butt!
April 2nd 2012 3:18 pm
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What is that thing and why does it smell like CAT! Yesterday mommy's sister and nephew came upstairs and they brought this really big red thing. Mom calls it a chaise lounge but I call it a big red cat!!! I recognize one smell on it, Midnight. She's mommy's sister's kitty who lives downstairs. I smell that on mommy everyday, no biggy. But this thing is big and it smells like another kitty. Part of me recognizes it but I'm not quite sure! I was huffin' and puffin' and walking over to it and waving my head around in a weird way. Mom thought it was pretty funny actually, I don't see the humor in this invasion.
Mom says it's Moufasa, he's been gone to the bridge now for over a year. She said he used to live here downstairs too and that we knew he was here, we had no choice he was loud! He was a meezer!!! Funny thing is that Finney couldn't care less, he's adopted that chair for his own. Now he can spread out like the big poofy orange ball of cotton that he is. He's getting fur all over it and it's sticking too, MOL. Not like our other furniture that's something called microfiber. That stuff is my mom's favorite, nothing sticks to that.
I've been a brat mom says. Geez! First I have some new smells invading my house and now I am a brat too!? Just because I suddenly won't shut up. Maybe Moufasa is possessing me and I can't help myself. YEAH! that's it!!! That's what is happening. I don't know when it'll stop either, so deal wiff it mommy! ppppfffftttt!
March 26th 2012 12:09 pm
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Well, I don't get it. Mom woke up this morning doing what she always does. Playing with us, giving Midnight her meds, etc. We were doing great! It was a good day! Then she got on the forums to try and help others. So far today she's been attacked out of the blue TWICE. Some nut job just emailed mom to the site out of the blue and told her that mom doesn't have any idea what triaditis is, even though, HELLO! Alex died of it and mom's vet diagnosed her with it, we have 3 universities working with us on it, etc. etc. After working on the site for 3 years and all of these people seeing it, don't you think someone would have told mom by now if she was so stupid as to put the wrong terms on the site? Anyway, this person didn't even ask nice, she just attacked mom big time. Accused mom of being stupid and not researching anything before putting them up on the web.
PLUS! Someone on another forum (not this one), asked if they let their male non-neutered cat go without neutering, will he have health problems. So mom just explained that of course not all of them do but he has a higher chance of developing prostate cancer than a cat who's been fixed. Well, mom got hell for that too. This other person just came along and told mom she should stop scaring people and saying that all cats would die if they didn't get fixed or neutered. Where in the heck did they get that out of that sentence? Because that's exactly what mom wrote!
My mom is really trying hard to deal with a lot of depression and anxiety not to mention all the stuff going on here at home and out of the blue these crazy people attack her. I know, I know. Grow a thick skin and let it roll off. Sometimes you can't, you know? Mom is not in a good place right now but she is TRYING to climb out of it. Everyone wants mom to put IBD kitties on Facebook and this is the kind of thing she's afraid of. That people will come on and tear her a new one.
I don't get it, my mom isn't a saint but why is she a doormat too? Sorry to dump all of this here, I just need to talk, I'm really mad at these people for upsetting her. We were having such a good day. Sometimes mom doesn't want to do any of this anymore. Just crawl back into the sunset and disappear. Technology has made people more crazy and more mean. I've got some face kissing to do, got to kiss my mom for awhile.
Luv all you guys, thanks for listening
March 2nd 2012 1:09 pm
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I just activated my tornado check in thread in the plus section. I'm so worried about all of my friends in the midwest, please stay safe and when you can, when it's safe to do so, check in and let us know you're okay!!! This is unreal, it's only March 2 and there are EF4's going through the whole midwest today and tonight! 2nd time this week. We love you all and we're purring for your safety!!!
On a lighter note, HAPPY BIRTHDAY Dr. Seuss!! I love me some green eggs and ham, especially for St. Patty's day. MOL.
February 14th 2012 5:51 pm
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OMC! I don't even know where to start. I'm so excited I can hardly meow and mommy can hardly keep up with me. This isn't going to be long because my valentine/sweet baboo Linus are going on a midnight valentine's cruise together. He's very romantic! My day started out already wonderful when he asked me to go with him. And now!!! Now I am a dreamette! whoo hoo!!! I'm so furry excited. Concats to all you ladies who won as well, you're all gorgous, inside and out! I just can't believe it, I'm gushing! I'm already tipsy and haven't even started drinking my catnip champagne yet.
Thanks to all the men who voted for me!! You're all so sweet and I'm so honored!!! MMMMMMMMWWWWWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!
February 10th 2012 8:34 am
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MOL! Bet you thought it was another kitty cat. No way! No room or money for that. Plus mommy has enough with the 3 of us. So no calming collar for me. Wanna know why? Cause the nice lady, Deb, who makes the calming Collars made something especially for me. It's a door sachet. Mommy hangs it on her doorknob at night and it has all the same stuff as the calming collar. It's pretty big too, not like something you put in your dresser drawers, it's bigger than that. And it works great, mommy loves it! She's been using it all week.
So we talked it over with Deb and we're gonna offer it on our website as an IBDKitties exclusive. You can go to the same page as Finney's story about his collar, just scroll down below him and there I am with a picture of the sachet also. Check it out! IBDKitties gift shops. The price is there with a link to contact Deb and ask for it specifically because it's not on their website. She wants to see how it does and they are doing a facelift of their site soon anyway. It's half the price of the calming collar and works even better than Feliway (cheaper too).
Me and Finney have been playing and zooming a lot lately and cuddling with mommy. All is good with the 3 of us. And Midnight is doing better. Mom just wishes they could get a handle on her diarrhea, poor thing. But you know how it is when you have these stupid diseases, something works for a little while and then it doesn't anymore. Mom is gonna try and order one of the PetAlive products for loose stools on our site. Worth a try at this point.
Supposed to be 50 degrees today! Whoo hoo! Mom will open the windows and air the place out. She did that yesterday it was 47. I know, for you guys on the west coast that's freezing. We're like "a heat wave"! MOL. Nothing else going on (which is NOT a bad thing in this house). Mom has not been back to the gym to work out since the whole furnace episode. Her back is hurting her and she's been feeling lousy. She gets another shot on the 23rd.
OH! Last Sunday mom took Rick's mom out for the day. they went out to the beach together and they talked and talked and talked. Boy did his mom really need to talk. She loves my mommy even though Rick and mom broke up awhile back they are the bestest furriends ever. Rick's mom is still having a tough time since her hubby passed away last summer. It's only been 6 months and they were married almost 50 years. Did them both a lot of good to spend some time together. Mom says she'll do it again soon.
So that's about it! We're getting our monthly zealies tomorrow and I need to give some sweetie prezzies out, especially to my valentine Linus. See Linus? If you hadn't come home we wouldn't be valentines! Oh man! Finney just did a major stinky poop so I gotta go and open the windows or I'll GAG!
See ya later alligators!
January 28th 2012 5:34 pm
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Can someone tell me what happened to my beautiful, green eyed, handsome wonderful friend Merlin? We just came on tonight and saw that he passed away and went to the bridge but I don't know why!!! I'm so very upset and all of our eyes are leaking.
Merlin I love you! I never got to tell you how much fun you are. How gorgeous your eyes are and that they mesmerize me. How much I love it when you flirt with me and tease me.
OMC, I can't believe it. There's no diary entry about it and I don't see anything anywhere in the forums or in the diaries. *sniff* Merlin, you'll make the most handsome angel ever. We love you and your family. We're here if your meowmy needs us.
I gotta go get a hanky, I'm just to sad. Please somebody tell me what happened to my friend?
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