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October 29th 2012 12:11 pm
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Hurricane Sandy is on its way. Right now, it's been raining all day and the wind has been picking up. Mommy is watching the news on Channel 5 which is updating the storm continuously. We're supposed to get the brunt of this storm between 6:00 p.m. and 3:00 a.m. We do expect to lose power some time during these hours. Of course, we plan to camp out in the living room to be safe just in case one of the trees come down.

Right, now one of the redbud trees keep banging on the side of the house. We hope and pray this tree doesn't come down like part of it did during June 29th's derecho.

Alright, Mother Nature! What gives with all these violent storms in the past several years?

We will hunker down and ride this storm out just like we did with Isabel, Irene and the derecho. We pray that we, our neighbors, and all people in the path of nasty Sandy (a killer storm a/k/a Frankenstorm; a storm of tremendous magnitude).

Pepco Holdings have called in extra help for when these power outages occur.

We just had a small power surge right now so I'm going to post this before I lose it . . .

Purrs, Prayers & Breeps,




October 23rd 2012 4:48 am
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First of all, many of you may know that on the morning of my cardiologist visit, I barfed up bile and refused my breakfast. I was super grumpy when the doctor shaved my chest and he had to mildly sedate me. I didn't have to listen to his silly machine nor feel that probe on my chest.

Anyway this is the assessment written on the cardiologist's report: "The echocardiogram continues to show evidence of restrictive cardiomyopathy. The left atrial size is larger than last time, and this probably denotes progression of the heart disease. Today he was less cooperative, and a bit dehydrated. We gve him 100 mls of SQ fluids after the exam. Overall the heart function still appears stable and not close to the development of clinical signs. For now there is no need to adjust medicatin. Recommend to monitor, if the appetite continues to be poor please check with College Park AH for complete blood work."

There above, it is in a nutshell.

Last night I ate a little bit of dinner, and this morning I ate more breakfast (didn't clean my plate though . . . I never do that anyway). I'm more myself today and have been meowing, holding my head up more and even licking Landy and Mommy. I even gave Joss a little lick on the top of her head.

Mommy and I thank everycat and their parents for purrs on prayers here and on FB! It works!

Also, I thank the Diary Gal for choosing Bail and I as Diary Picks today. Also, our little friend ZOEY is in the limelight with us. Concats, ZOEY!

I also thank my pawsome friends for their concats, Halloween gifts and healing gifts as follows:

1. ANGEL BUDDIE & Family - lovely blue healing rosette and pawsome
2. TATE - scary ghost;
3. TONY & ANNA - lovely blue rosette;
4. TINY & TIGER - cool pumpkin & cool comment;
5. SAMOA - cool comment;
6. XENA WARRIOR PRINCESS - cool comment;
7. SMILEY CASSANOVA - pawsome pawmail.
8. SKYLAR - cool comment;
9. JASPER - cool comment.

Lastly, I concat Bail on his Diary Pick today and little Joss on her new top fangs which have started coming in!

Purrs & Breeps,




October 21st 2012 8:33 am
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I have a visit with the cardiologist tomorrow at 11:00 a.m.for my yearly echocardiogram. I don't like going there as I have to get my chest shaved again! How embarrassing! I also don't like being held down by the tech (even though she's nice) and having the cardiologist rub that probe back and forth over my chest while his silly machine records what my heart is doing. It makes a funny whooshing noise which is my heart beating through the machine!

I'll be glad when it's over with! Last year, I had to be sedated during part of the echocardiogram as I wiggled too much. I hope I don't get sedated this year as the stuff he gave me left me way too zonked out!

Anyway, purrs are appreciated for my heart to still be stabilized. I've been on the Sotolol and Enalapril since September 2009 without having to have the doses or type of meds changed.

Also, little Joss is getting bigger with each passing day! She tries to jump on me and all I do is trill at her and walk away. I don't want to be mean so I sing to her. I don't like to be jumped on and that's when Landy comes in really handy. Landy and Joss are the purrfect playmates.

Lastly, we're starting to work on our Halloween pages. It's going to take some time though.

Purrs & Breeps,




October 9th 2012 3:01 pm
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First of all I concat our new sis, Jocelyn Mae a/k/a Joss, sometimes we call her "Jazz-Lynn" or Jossie. Anyway, she's been writing a lot of diaries, much more than the rest of us. She's a bundle of energy and wants to play non-stop. I think she's really attached to me and Landy. She's also got these Ninja skills that she uses on us. She's even tried them on Merl and Bail. Mommy wanted to take a video last night, but unfortunately, the battery was dead.

Anyway, she's quite the opposite of Cam; she loves us all and is very social. She's not afraid of 17 lb Merl either. Poor Cam was scared of us getting too close to her as she grew up being the only cat from 1992 to 2000.

Still we miss old Cam and know that she is with many angels and young and healthy again. Jocelyn is her gift to us to help our family heal.

Purrs & Breeps,




September 23rd 2012 9:42 am
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Today is a special day as Cam and I both are in the DDP lineup! Thank you Diary Gal for honoring us :)!

I also thank my pawsome friends as follows:

1. ANGEL BUDDIE & Family - pawsome pawmail concats;
2. TATE - cool comment and pumpkin;
3. ANNA & TONY - cool acorn;
4. MILO BLUE EYES & Family - lovely red rose;
5. TIMMY TOMCAT & Family - pumpkin;
6. TABATHA - pawsome pawmail and lovely pic;
7. SMILE CASSANOVA - pawsome pawmail;
8. THE BUSH FURS - cool comment;
9. EDWINA - cool comment;
10. GRAZIE - cool comment.

Also, it's a rather cool day today as a cold front came through last night after the small storm we had yesterday afternoon. Mommy, as usual, got caught in this storm after shopping and getting her hair done in Laurel. On her way home, the sky opened up overhead, but to the sides, there were no clouds and the sun was shining. She called this a "dome" cloud. While it was still raining, the center of this dome-like cloud opened up and there was blue sky. The cloud then became a "doughnut cloud". She wanted to take a picture of this, but unfortunately by the time she could pull over, the cloud had changed it's shape.

Anyway, around 2:00 a.m. a strong wind came up and blew a lot of acorns off the big oak in our backyard. This morning, the squirrels are having a pawty!

Lastly, I still miss Cam and at the same time, I'm feeling better. During the earlier part of the week and last weekend, Bail and I were extra sad. Also, somecat, Mommy's not sure who, had a projectile barf on the litterbox room wall. It was a smelly mess and had also landed on the window/cabinet perch blankie and had dripped all the way down the wall onto the baseboard and floor. Mommy wasn't too happy to be cleaning it up when it was late at night.

Well, that's about it from me except we have to get our fall pages on. Mommy says this weekend and that's almost over with. She's now saying this evening she'll start working on them.

Purrs & Breeps to all,




September 18th 2012 4:41 am
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Thank you Diary Gal for choosing me as one of the diary picks for today and also cheering me and my family up.

We're still missing our dear sister Cam and have been supporting and comforting each other and Mommy during these sad days. We also miss our dear friend Colleen. Poor Bail is really taking it hard. I've been giving him licks of love since both girls have journeyed to the Bridge.

Colleen's passing was too soon as she was much younger than I. Horrible cancer knows no age and Cam's passing was unexpected. Like one of Mommy's friends said, "Cam's heart was holding secrets". Her blood work was better than Mommy's and likewise was her heart; no murmurs nor arrythmias.

Anyway, I must cut this short. Mommy has to finish getting ready for work.

Purrs & Breeps,


P.S. I also want to thank my pawsome friends for their gifts, comments and pawmails:

1. BUDDIE & Family - pawsome pawmail;
2. TABATHA - pawsome pawmail and beautiful pic for my DDP;
3. ANGEL SONNY BONO & Family - lovely blue rosette;
4. ANNA & Family - lovely blue rosette;
5. ANGEL COLLEEN - cool comment;
6. STINKY EYE INK a/k/a INKY - cool comment;
7. ZEKE & Family - cool comment.



September 15th 2012 4:34 pm
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I'm the one who misses Cam the most as I've known her longer than my brothers. During her last few months on earth, I had gotten closer to her. When she liked sleeping in the bathroom, I would sleep in there with her.

As I mentioned in my last diary entry, I was a bully to her and I regret being that way terribly. Now since she's gone to the Bridge, It's too late to apologize.

Rest in peace dear sister. I miss you and will never forget you.

Purrs & Breeps,




August 20th 2012 4:26 am
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I saw Cam using "us boys' litter box" this morning. I got a big catitude and was ready to lunge at her. Mommy held me back, and when Cam went into the master bedroom, I jumped on Cam and grabbed her by the scruff with my mouth. We fought and Mommy yelled for me to leave Cam alone. I ran downstairs ... I know I shouldn't attack Cam ... I lost it when I saw her not using her own box ... Mommy has given her this right as us boys use her litter box. I must control myself .. she and I we're getting along & I blew it.

It's time for me to chill.

Will Cam forgive me? I hope so.

Got to go now.

Purrs & Breeps,




August 12th 2012 9:57 am
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Wowza! Mommy got a new colorful shower curtain, a white bathmat and an aqua rug. Of course, I love laying on that new rug. I think it's there just for me to sleep on. It's comfy, so why not?

Also, we lost power for two hours very early this morning. We're fine now, of course. It's really strange 'cause we didn't have a bad storm.

The rain storm we had last night cooled it off and dropped the humidity a bit. What a wonderful change! Mommy has the windows open for us upstairs and we get to hear the birds and cicadas chirping.

That's about it for now.

Purrs & Breeps,




July 31st 2012 5:14 pm
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I'm sorry we haven't been around much lately. Other stuff has been happening, and Mommy hasn't been feeling well because of stress at work and flair-ups due to her RA.

She's back on the Cymzia (sp ??) again and hopefully that'll make her feel better and enable her to have more energy (some of the symptoms of RA are fatigue and aches and pains in joints).

Her new knee is doing fine though (that's the only part of her that doesn't hurt).

Anyway,we just found out that our friend NEWMAN had a birthday almost a week ago. We sent him a big layer cake and belated birthday wishes.

Lastly, I've been sleeping in the bathroom with Cammie a lot. I kind of like her and she and I are getting to trust each other more. Of course, we do box each other now and then. Also, I'm a good guycat and never jump her anymore. I sing to her a lot too!

Well, that's about it. Everything else is going okay around here.

Purrs & Breeps,


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