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Happy Birthday to Me

February 2nd 2011 5:38 am
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It's my birthday today. Well my estimated birthday. This one is special because it marks me spending half my life with Dad. Yep, he's giving me the longest home I've had in my life. He got back late last night because of this storm. He was stuck on the train for 90 minutes longer than usual. Last night all of us stayed with him in bed. (Well Pepi was at the foot and got kicked off at some point, but Lena and I were next to the pillow being sentries.) He gets to stay home today. He doesn't get paid, but considering the snow and everything, it's a good idea he doesn't go anywhere. Plus it's my birthday so I want some more attention!


Daddy's working

January 23rd 2011 5:16 pm
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Well Dad's been at his new job for about a week. He's gone longer than at previous jobs but not as long as others. Pepi is surprised he's been gone this long during the day. "It pays the bills." he says. I miss him too. This weekend I insist he hold me a lot. I started rubbing his cheek with my paw. He's taken care of me nearly half my life now. Cared for me when I got sick. Made sure I felt happy and safe. I'm so glad he adopted me and he feels the same way.

Lena has discovered the wet food too, now I'm never going to get any. She growled at Pepi when she tried to get some. Heh heh, that'll show her. But I'm still low on the totem pole. I used to be the only one who got the wet food, now I have to wait for the girls to eat what they want. Dad said he'll leave a little more out so I'll be sure to have some.


Dad found a job!

January 12th 2011 1:22 pm
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Dad got offered a position Monday. It was really fast, less than a week between initial contact and offer. He's accepted it and starts on Tuesday. It's in Chicago's loop so he's going to be gone more during the day. Pepi will hate that, but it's old hat to Lena and me. It's a contract position so in a few months Dad will be back home again. What can you do?

I've been asking for more attention lately. I love to be held and petted. Dad has to wake up earlier now so he tried last night. I didn't exactly help. I kept asking for pets and getting in the way. He didn't sleep at all. I wanted to help though. It will all work out.


OK I'm done with winter

December 19th 2010 9:17 am
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Dad went outside for a little bit for some fresh air and I got to go with him. But it was so cold I went back in after a few seconds. There was no grass to eat and the sidewalk was icy. I love going out but not this. When will spring get here so I can eat the yummy grass and nap on sun-kissed concrete?


A Little Update

December 15th 2010 8:12 pm
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This has definitely been a crummy year for Daddy job-wise. One aimless job and one overly-stressful job, neither of which worked out. Then some confusion about his unemployment benefits (which thankfully worked out). This Friday will mark 8 weeks of being out of work. There's some irons in the fire, but some rejections too. One place was where a friend worked from way back BP (Before Pepi). It would have been a new position, but Dad's not sure he wanted to be that much in charge of a lot of things. It's too bad it didn't work out, but sometimes that's for the best.

But I am enjoying the extra time having Dad around. This week Dad started volunteering at the local food pantry. He's gone for like 3 hours and I couldn't wait to see him again! I was right at the door to the garage when he pulled in. Dad likes going to the food pantry. While it's sad that SOOO many people need its services, he's very happy that he's helping and there are other people and businesses willing to help. Dad wants to give a shout out to Trader Joe's for their donations.

And since it is Christmas time, along with several other holidays rich in traditions, and since Dad recently discovered a liking for Celtic music, he's also going to give a shout out to Marc Gunn and his Celtic Music podcasts.

They're good podcasts. Marc Gunn is also a new father so if you like his work, give him your own shout out and spread the word and if you can, buy his stuff. The best way to support independent musicians is to buy their CDs and spread the word.

Hmmm, this isn't so little. Well I'll close by saying it's Dad's birthday tomorrow so some celebration is in order.



December 4th 2010 9:12 am
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We have our first major snowfall of the season here. Dad went outside with large cups to get some fresh snow to melt. (No, the budget is not so tight that we have to use the free water outside. MOL) When he was about done, he let me come out too. I was reluctant but this is OUTSIDE we're talking about. So I went. The sidewalk was cold and wet. Did I mention it was cold? I gave a disappointed meow and turned back to the door. Dad laughed and let me in. Now I have to wait until spring to go outside. :(


I got out!

November 9th 2010 9:31 am
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I was a bad kitty today. Someone dropped of a flyer thing in the door and when Dad went to grab it, I shot out the door during the second it was open. Dad didn't see me and didn't know I was out until our neighbor came by. Turned out I went to the front of the building and was seen by our neighbor's overly friendly dog. He came and got me and brought me home. He said I wanted to go inside his townhouse (I guess one door is as good as another). Dad was very happy I was home safe but upset that I got out without him noticing. I think I'm done going outside for a while. Once I was inside I went to the food. Who knows how long I was out.

Dad's scared I'm going to get out and never make it back. I'm a very nice and laid back kitty and with no claws I can't fight back against any mean animals or people. Right now we're very happy we have an pawsome neighbor who helped me home.


Dad can be silly

November 6th 2010 8:25 pm
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Dad was curious about how people were adding music to their Catster Pages so he looked it. I was "lucky" enough to have a short playlist added to my page. It's actually not that hard. Just follow the link at the bottom of the playlist and do what it says. Catster isn't listed, so you can use their generic embed code. Only thing to remember is that it uses YouTube so if it's on YouTube, then it can be here.

One of Dad's favorite musicians is Tom Smith and he put 3 of his songs (Rocket Ride, Talk Like a Pirate Day, and Rich Fantasy Lives). The other three songs are Hope Eyrie (about the moon landing; eyrie is a nest for eagles as in "the eagle has landed") by Leslie Fish, Ballad of Optimus Prime by the Great Lukeski, and The Touch by Stan Bush. As you may guess, his music tastes are ... unusual. We have to listen to his music nearly all the time. We hope you like them.


The News

October 25th 2010 7:37 am
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Dad got let go at work on Friday. It takes a special kind of coldness to work someone hard for 7 days then give them the boot on a Friday afternoon. It was a lousy job, but still a job. We're happy to have Dad around more and he's happy for now not to be at that job. He says this time he's going to be more careful about what he takes. Before he grabbed the first thing that came along even if it wasn't a good fit. He thought he could make it a good fit. Usually you can, but sometimes it just doesn't work. We're OK with monies for now and we have each other along with friends and family for emotional support. So we're good. Right now Dad wants to unwind and enjoy himself for a few days.


Another Update

October 16th 2010 4:32 pm
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As the eldest I'm being a spokescat for the three of us. Live is largely unchanged since I last posted a month ago. I still get my half-pill a day (which I hate). Dad is still at work. Fall allergies make life tough for everyone but that's normal for this time of year.

I wish there was more to day. Dad really likes reading the diaries of our feline friends but they don't post often. Dad feels a little silly mentioning it since it's been over a month since he posted. But some friends are have more eventful lives than us. We can't name names of course. That would be wrong. But you know who you are! MOL

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