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October 7th 2013 3:06 am
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It's a double header today as Joss and I are in the diary spotlight. Woo-Hoo! Thanks so much, Diary Gal for honoring us both!

Also, I thank my pawsome friends for their concats as follows:

1. ANGEL BUDDIE & Family - pawsome pawmail;
2. SMILEY CASANOVA - pawsome pawmail & cool comment.

Also, it's been a busy weekend for Mommy. On Saturday, she made the autumn leave mosaic which was pretty much dry when she left the class. The only thing, she and the other lady had to finish the grouting at home because the time had run out at class. Yesterday, she was so busy that she didn't get around to the grouting. She'll do it some time this week.

Also, my cardiologist appointment is set for October 21st. I hate to go through this as I have to be sedated because I wiggle too much when the doctor shaves my chest and greases it up with some type of gel. Then he takes this thingy and rubs it on my chest which sends images of my heart to a screen. By this he can tell what's going on with my heart and then he prints out a diagnosis. I know all this as I managed to not be sedated the first time I had this done in September 2009 when I was first diagnosed with restrictive cardiomyopathy. Hopefully this situation is still stabilized and I don't have to have my meds changed or increased. This procedure is very expensive and Mommy wishes they had Medicare for senior cats. Anyway, purrs and prayers are appreciated.

Lastly, Mommy's upstairs human litter box acted up last night. She called Uncle Dave and he'll be by tonight. In the meantime, she has to use the old one in the cellar which she isn't happy about using as there are many spiders down there and she has to walk down two flights of stairs.

Oh we'll, she hopes she doesn't have to get a new one and spend more big bucks on top of my cardiologist visit. When it rains, it pours as the old saying goes.

Well, I best be going now as Joss has to write something too.

Purrs & Breeps,




September 28th 2013 5:54 am
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Of course, all of us gave Landy our birthday wishes; we just didn't have time to post yesterday. We did nothing special; no salmon or chicken except for the cat food type in cans. Sunday is Farmer's Market day so hopefully the salmon man will be there. This market is supposed to run through November 1st.

Anyway, Mommy got a reminder postcard from my cardiologist regarding my annual heart checkup. Hopefully, my ticker is still in good shape. Purrs would be appreciated for good results and that my medication won't have to be changed or increased.

Lastly, Mommy keeps telling us that she plans on changing our page decor to a fall theme.

Got to go. I hear Mommy is going to cook some scrambled eggs in a few minutes. I think I'll drop by the kitchen for a taste.

Purrs & Breeps,




September 22nd 2013 8:26 am
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Woo-Hoo for Bail as he's one of the Diary Picks today.

Also, too bad Mommy won't be buying salmon today as her bug hasn't completely gone away. The worse part is over with though. She ran out of bland food such as soups, applesauce, and saltines so she'll go to the store a little later today.

As Bail mentioned in his diary today, us kitties are on nurse duty. Right now me, Merl and Bail are on her bed with her. Joss is in the window soaking up the sun. Landy went downstairs for a bit and he'll be back.

Lastly, all that cloudy rainy mess that we had yesterday turned out nicely today. We got sun and it's supposed to hit the lower 70's.

Well, that's about it. Time for a nap.

Purrs & Breeps,




August 24th 2013 6:47 pm
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First of all, I extend my concats to Joss for her Diary Pick today. Way to go, young sis!

Secondly, Joss and I wash each other now. She pretty well saturated the top of my head and I got her neck. She did want to wrestle a little bit afterwards and I told her firmly that I wasn't in the mood. Mommy also told her that I wasn't up to it either.

Lastly, I did some sunbathing on the windowsill perch. This is the only window I can jump into as it's next to Mommy's bed.

Well, that's about it. Mommy has to give me my last heart pill for the day.

Purrs & Breeps,




July 26th 2013 11:13 pm
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Our dear friend, EDWINA (Eddy), made her journey to the Bridge. She was loved by all and will be missed.

Gentle comforting purrs and prayers are sent to Eddy's Mommy and family at this sad time. Fly free dearest Eddy and soar with the angels. Your memory will live on in everyone's hearts.

Purrs & Breeps,




July 14th 2013 2:57 pm
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I haven't had anymore strange episodes lately, thank goodness! Also, since I've been on the thyroid meds, I don't get the itchies anymore. Therefore, all the special food that was given to me for an alleged food allergy doesn't have to be given to be anymore. Mommy put me back on Fancy Feast and I'm doing fine! She still has some special food left and will hand that out when we run low on the other stuff. Landy likes it anyway and he can eat it. Bail used to like it, but now he's snubbing it and calling it "yucky".

Also, enjoy my new pic #10 which is of Mommy holding me. She took this with her IPAD mini iOS camera. It's easy for people who live alone who want to take self portraits or pic of them holding their pets.

This one came out a bit blurry of me, though. I think I moved in Mommy's arms.

Well, I must go now as it's time for dinner.

Purrs & Breeps,




July 3rd 2013 3:53 am
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Last Sunday, something strange happened to me. I really don't know what happened to me on that day. Mommy found me laying against the wall near her dresser and I was yowling. I remember her comforting me and telling me to "not leave her and to stay with her". Then I was back to normal and walked to the bathroom and laid on the rug in there. A few minutes later, she picked me up and cuddled me. I licked her on her neck as I normally do when she holds me.

Anyway, Mommy posted this on FB and got a lot of purrs and prayers from your caring Mommies and other friends. She is so grateful for all their kindness and concerns for me and her during my mysterious episode. Both of us were scared and don't want to go through this again. But with my heart condition, it may happen again.

Anyway, as of today, I'm still doing fine and i will enjoy my life as long as I'm able to.

I wish everycat and their parents a most paw some 4th of July.

Purrs & Breeps,




June 23rd 2013 6:11 pm
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First of all, Joss had her first birthday yesterday and we joined her in a catnip pawtry last night and a salmon pawty at lunch time. Mommy even sang happy birthday to her.

It was a very joyous weekend for all of us kitties.

I'm doing okay on all my meds and I may have put on a few ounces. Also, my right eye still gets gooey stuff in it. Mommy thinks she has to take me to the vet again about this eye issue.

Well, that's about it. I hope everycat had a pawsome weekend.

Purrs & Breeps,




June 9th 2013 5:51 pm
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We have some new photos that were entered onto our pages today. One of them is Mommy holding me. Auntie Laverne took this one when she came over last Sunday.

Also, Landy and I let Auntie Laverne pet us. Joss introduced herself and then she hid. Bailey introduced himself a bit later on and everycat knows what Merl did.

Lastly, I'm still on the Tapazole, and the vet says I have to take it for the rest of my life. I really hate taking more pills than I have to. I have to deal with it though to keep the old thyroid going the way it should.

Well, I'm going to let Mommy move a couple new pics onto my front page.

Purrs & Breeps,




May 29th 2013 4:19 am
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First of all,I'm one of the Diary Picks today! Thank you Diary Gal for this most pawsome honor! I also thank my pawsome friends for their gifts & concats as follows:

1. ANGEL BUDDIE & Family - pawsome pawmail & lovely blue healing
2. TINY & Family - yummy shrimp & cool comment;
3. RALPHIE & Family - pretty red rosette;
4. SMILE CASSANOVA - pawsome pawmail;
5. SAMOA - cool comment;
6. MILO BLUE EYES - cool comment.

Secondly, the vet called Mommy yesterday and said the Tapazole is working. It has gotten my thyroid levels lower and I'm to stay on the 2.5 mgs of Tapazole twice a day! My weight gain takes time. Two weeks on the pill isn't enough time for me to gain back my muscle.

Lastly, all of us kitties get to meet our Auntie Laverne. Mommy used to hang around with her in the 1970's. The last time Mommy saw her was in 1990 (Mommy's wedding, in fact). Since then Mommy tried to call her old phone number which was no good anymore. She finally located her through and gave her a call. She's to visit us on Sunday. Of course, all of us kitties are curious and know she's cool as she has a cat too.

Well, I got to run now as it's time for my thyroid meds.

Purrs & Breeps,


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