December 20th 2012 1:22 am
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I'm TKC's Cat of the Week!!!!
And, Mom was on TV!!! She is the chubby one, with short hair and wrinkly hands and wearing a navy blue hoody. She was directing the news that day. You have to wait for the commercial to play. Then it goes into the news story about her station going HD on Shaw.
Mom at work.
December 14th 2012 10:47 am
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We had a huge dump of snow!
Mom barely made it home from work. She saw lots of vehicles in the ditch and parked. She was on late shift so she was out shovelling our driveway at midnight. We were wondering why she didn't come in right away. She let Lobo out of the back yard while she shovelled, and he romped in the snow in the front yard! There was no traffic at that time of night and they enjoyed the moment. Neighbours have Christmas lights, so it was quite beautiful.
Here is what it looked like this morning!
December 7th 2012 2:45 pm
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Me, Kitcat & Lobo, in Dec. 2012:
December 4th 2012 3:35 pm
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We will consider this an early Christmas.
Both Kitcat and I took turns getting some lap time this morning.
Then, we got to go out in our cat run and enjoy some fresh air. We broke a record for the warmest Dec. 4th in our area since records were kept! 13 C / 55 F
Then, Mom took Lobo for a little walk and stopped at a store on her way home and brought back a "back scratcher". It was for Mom (she cannot reach some of her itchy spots) but Kitcat thought it was for her. So she played with it and I joined her. It turned into our toy and scratcher. We will let Mom borrow it. Then, as the sun started to go down, I settled on Mom's favourite chair and Kitcat joined me. And, she actually groomed me a bit. It is usually the other way around. Me grooming the stinky girl. But this time she cleaned up my right ear and the top of my head. We then settled in for a nice long nap, together.
So, it has been a nice day for all of us.
November 22nd 2012 12:04 pm
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Kitcat doesn't know it, but she is going on a trip to the vet tomorrow morning.
She has gained quite a lot of weight over the last year. And, her fur has changed. It is thicker and oily. Plus she had some chin acne. Pretty well cleared up now.
But, the reason she is going in is that she has gotten a bit aggressive. Since Mom got back from her road trip with Lobo, there have been a few times when Mom went to pet her that she attacked Mom's hand with tooth and claw. That NEVER happened before. So Mom is assuming that she is feeling some pain? Something is wrong? Or maybe just another phase? Or perhaps the cat sitters over stimulated her? Either way, she is going in for a checkup.
Mom says, I am next. What? What have I done? Mom says I haven't done anything but wants to make sure we are both healthy. But I don't have to worry for a while. I am fine and looking forward to being an Olde Furt next spring!!!
Say a prayer for Kitcat and the vet that has to deal with her!!! Actually, Mom will be the one under the most stress.
November 18th 2012 1:20 pm
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Mom was having trouble sleeping so she got up early and put on a movie. I got on her lap and kneaded and purred for her. The sun eventually came up and I perked up when I saw a big bird land in our maple tree. It was a pileated woodpecker. We had a really good look at it. Brilliant red markings. Mom wanted to get her camera but didn't want to uproot me. So we just enjoyed the moment together.
November 10th 2012 12:43 pm
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A while back we mentioned that Mom rescued a little bird. She was supposed to make a video about it. She finally did. Auntie Lilian did the music for it. Here it is:
Bird Rescue 2012
October 26th 2012 9:32 am
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Mom & Lobo drove a long ways to visit with our nephew who had been in a terrible accident on August 27th. He suffered a serious brain injury. He went on to make a miraculous recovery and Mom just had to go and see him for herself. Here is a slide show of the trip ...
Prairie Road Trip 2012
October 24th 2012 9:30 am
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Mom is back with Lobo. She was totally wiped out. Sick and tired and done in.
Lobo was sick for most of the trip. He had diarrhoea 8 times in the back of the truck. Mom's cold got worse during the trip, then she got the flu. And, it got cold outside and also snowed a lot on their way back. Lobo did get better before the return drive, but Mom didn't. She is still sick.
But, her brother took good care of them and they got lots of really good visiting done. Nephew is very well! He is his old self and was cracking jokes and teasing Mom about being old, etc. He is skinny! He lost 35 pounds and only recently has started eating solid food. But, he is out of rehab and home to stay now. He still has some recovering to do but all is very well with him now. He has two very young brothers whom he takes very good care of. And, a tiny nephew, whom he is really good with. (His sister's little baby.) Mom visited with both her sisters and both her brothers and her best friend since elementary school. And she had lots of cats to play with. Uncle has 4 beautiful cats. Auntie has two now and Mom made sure to visit with them just before she left for home.
Now, I am helping her type this. We missed her. Kitcat was all over Lobo when he came home last night. Kitcat & I both slept part of the night with Mom. She stayed in bed for almost 12 hours!
October 15th 2012 7:27 pm
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Only 2 more sleeps before Mom & Lobo go on their prairie road trip.
Mom brought home enough cat food to last 3 months! So, we wondered, "How long are you going to be gone for Mom?" She reassured us that it would only be one week. She bought that much cat food because they had a sale. If you spent over $100, you got $25 off.
Anyhow, shortly after, we learned that our cousin Buster (auntie L's cat) was going to the bridge that afternoon. He was 19.
Then, Lobo started having troubles. He isn't looking good. And this is only a few days before the big trip! He went from his new normal, to not being able to do the ramp, not eating, and not looking interested in anything - overnight. Mom is terribly stressed. She was already! but now even worse.
So, we aren't sure what will happen. Mom will see how he is tomorrow, and call the vet clinic.
Kitcat & I are doing pretty good. Not too happy about the possible, upcoming trip, but we sure don't want Lobo to not be well enough to go.
I'm almost an Olde Furt now so I can say, "It sure isn't fun getting old."