November 27th 2013 4:13 pm
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Hi my friends, wishing you all a HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!
MOL tomorrow I will be 16 and just think it is turkey day too. As me and Mom reflect on my life we can't believe I am 16...where have the years gone. I am the oldest now, the oldest kitty Mom has had since she was a little girl. We have been together thick and thin, through good times and bad....but always there for each other. I am more of a loner, but when I want love there is no stopping me.
As the years creep up on me and Mom too my old body is starting to show my age, with me having CRF I like to report I am doing well and holding my own. My kidney numbers are good, I still love to eat and just loves to sleep in Moms closet. I sleep more than I am awake now and sometimes it takes me a while to get up.
I think I will be getting a special dinner tomorrow, I know I will get lots of love and hugs...but no gifts because we will be moving and we will get gifts then.
I am sure I will get a new bed, Mom already told me I am and a new harness for our trip, a new Vet not sure about that and of course a new closet for me to be in, she will fix it up just for me.
Well my friends I need to close Mom says she needs to get busy and finish what she was doing before our dinner time.
We want to let you all know once again we are still here, just that Mom is busy with going through things to get ready for the big move soon...now we wait for a date we can move into our house April/May.
Purrs, prayers, hugs, kisses and butterflies from heaven from all of us to all of you.
November 18th 2013 4:20 pm
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Hello my friends, sorry we haven't been around much there is so much going on around here, Mom says she feels she is in a whirlwind and we are right there with her.
Mom did great on the flight to Arizona, but we were not happy to be left alone only for our pet sitter to come visit with us.
I was tucked in my bed happily to be left alone, Zeke came in my special place to hide as well...that is OK him and I are good buddies we love hanging out together.
Tu Two and the doggies were stuck in the same area, Tu Two always hides from the pet sitter, but she slowly comes out to watch what she is doing. Doggies in their corrals being crazy like dogs are...what a sight to behold them being crazy.
Poor Kody was all alone in the front room, he had to be alone because he can't eat any of our food especially the dry and that was the only way Mom could make sure he was good and not eating Tu Two's food...he couldn't eat mine or Zeke's because we were in Moms room.
And of course Kandi is always in her room alone she doesn't mind at all, but wanted out from what I could hear.
Our pet sitter was afraid Kody was not doing well being alone so Mom told her to let me be out with Tu Two and leave the door open so he could go in the other areas, just not with me or Kandi. He was a good boy she made sure he didn't get Tu Two's food she would pick it up. We all did good and Mom was so happy.
We even had a special visit from our human sister, she stopped by to make sure we were all doing OK especial Kody and of course me & Zeke.
Now Mom and dad picked out all of the things for in our new home, it was overwhelming and Mom told us it took all day to pick and make sure everything looked good together. Because Mom wants something called the under mount sink, not sure what that is, they had to upgrade to the gourmet kitchen. They are getting quartz counter tops, Mom doesn't like granite, she says the ones they had were ugly and too busy for her. They are getting a stove top, built in stove and microwave...all stainless steel and of course the dishwasher....Mom told us it is going to be so pretty, with wood floors and tile in the wet areas...they are even getting window coverings...that is a blessing for Mom she was wondering what they could have on the windows.
Now for the whirlwind...you see Mom and Dad paid off their house, they need to sell our house, but can't until our house is ready, but then they need the money by then for our new house. They are working on getting a loan, what a hassle! They had a realtor come on Friday to see how much they could sell the house for. Mom and Dad have a lot of options but everything has to work out at the same time, if we sell the house before the new house is done, mom and dad want to rent this house until we can get out, that way we don't have to be moving more than once. What a whirlwind, plus Mom is always going through things around here...with 35 years of stuff, plus our sisters things from when they were little, their parents things...Mom has a lot to go through.
Mom is sad that she will have to give up her business here in San Diego, but hopes to be able to do some in our community once she is ready again. Just too much for Mom to do and very little time because it looks like we will be moving sooner than later. Dad is moving up his retirement date so we can be out of here no later than June 1st....
So the whirlwind continues around here, just know we are still here just can't always be on because Mom is busy and when she isn't she is tired...like today the doggies were in her chair with her and they all fell asleep...
Hugs and love from all of us, know we think of you all, miss you and hope to be on when Mom lets us..
Xena, Mom and family
October 25th 2013 3:27 pm
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Two big thanks yous for my 2 DDP'S, sorry it took me till today to thank you all for my first DDP on the 21st, but as you know there was much going on here with Kody and Mom just getting back from Arizona....
I am honor and blessed to have been chosen for my diaries, for my gifts and pictures. I am the oldest so it falls on me to report the goings on's here...
We are all resting today, ready to have a quite weekend, no leaving to go anywhere except of course Mom she has kitties to take care, but she will do that in the mornings and then have the rest of the day to rest like we will be doing. Just too much going on here lately but things are settling down now finally!!!!But of course when it gets hectic around here I go into the closet....
Speaking of closets Mom told me I am going to have a new closet to hide in when we get to our new house...she said it is a big walk in and just for me she will fix a place so the others won't bother me when I need quite time....my very own place in this closet WOW I feel so lucky!
Thank you again for picking my diary and honoring me 2 times!
Hugs to you all, purrs and prayers for our friends that are sick and those that have made their journey to the RB and for their families!
October 24th 2013 4:48 pm
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Sorry we haven't been around much, but as you all know our Kody was very sick, at the vet and couldn't come home until today. He is still not out of the woods Mom has to watch over him...but we know with our love and all of yours he will be well soon.
Now I have to tell you we did OK with the pet sitter Mom got for us and she did good with all of us. Zeke was hiding from her, she only saw him once. I spend my time in Mom's closet and room. Tu Two and Kody were out with her, she had to give Kody his medication, but she didn't know that he wasn't well, luckily when Mom came home she knew he wasn't OK....the doggies were very good and they had fun the our pet sitter...
Now for Mom and Dads trip, they drove over they actually got a 2 hours late start because Mom had to take Kody to the Vet ER. So off they went it took them around 7 hours to drive, they took their time, they drove over so they could check out the rest stops for when we move next year. They found some that were really nice with grass and shade...
So Saturday they met with the sales lady at the adult community in Vail, AZ. Mom told us the place is beautiful and out in the country with mountains. They bought the lot they wanted in a cul-de-sac, no one behind and no one in front...only 6 homes on one side...the view from our house will be the beautiful mountain.
They also got the model they wanted with the changes they wanted too. They are so excited to be able to get what they wanted and to eventually move. Everyone was so friendly to Mom and Dad they even invited them to their Friday evening social, but Mom and Dad were going to go have their free meal....
Mom took pictures of the Rancho Del Lago community, oh they are so wonderpurr...it will be a change for all of us, but Mom knows we will be so happy to see many news things...even snow on the mountain, maybe big fly birds and lizards too.
Mom and Dad have to fly to Arizona on November 8th, they have their appointment on the 9th to select all of their cabinets, flooring, window covering, etc...for the house...then they will fly back home on the 10th. Mom is afraid of flying so this will be hard for her, after flying to Europe and back she never wanted to fly again...but here she is going to fly...
We are so happy to have Mom and Dad back, it was hard on all of us to not have them here, but Mom knows we were in good hands.
So this time next year we will be in Arizona and we can't wait...but boy does Mom and Dad have a lot to do before we can move...
October 21st 2013 8:56 pm
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Well Mom and Dad made it back late yesterday, Mom is very tired so we will be back hopefully tomorrow....more news Kody is sick we will let him tell you when we are back...
Lastly but most important for this moment a big thank you to diary lady for choosing my diary today...and to my friends for your gifts and comments...
More to come tomorrow Mom has a busy day tomorrow so after she gets home!
Hugs and love to you all!
October 16th 2013 4:34 pm
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Well my friends we have watched Mom today as she is doing things we usually don't see her do....she pulled out this black thing she called a suitcase, we all thought is was a place for us to climb into and lay down or play in. Mom says no it is for clothes that we are taking with us when we leave....What What Mom what are you saying you are leaving us...No can't be, what about us, you are always here for us...Mom said don't worry Xena remember the nice lady that came over the other day she is coming over to take care of you....
Mom told me they are going over to pick out and buy the lot their new retirement home will be built on, so we can all move to Arizona and retire next year...that means Mom & Dad will be home more...oh yeah!!!!!
So as we all sat and watched Mom put things into that black thing we feel unsure and sad because they are leaving us...but what fun we will have while they are gone....not sure we all will.
She has all of our food ready, dogs food cut up in bags with dates, our pate she makes the small food processor in the frig...with medication for some of us, etc...she has been working all afternoon getting things ready.
Tomorrow Mom and Dad will leave to get the car they are renting to drive, then they will come home give me my fluids cause tomorrow is my day for that just will do in the morning instead of at night...then Mom will move things around cause we are all going in different areas and get the dogs into their corrals in the kitchen...then they are off to drive to Arizona....we will all worry about them driving for so many hours, but we know their adventure begins and soon ours will too...we can't wait...
We sure will miss our Mom....so we won't be on until Mom and Dad return we will all be having fun and guarding our house, watching our pet sitter to make sure she does everything she is suppose too...
Love you Mom and Dad drive safe and we can't wait to have you home with us again...
October 13th 2013 10:41 am
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Hi my friends sorry we haven't been around, Mom is still recovering from falling and hurting her back, but she is slowly getting better each day.
Now for the news: Mom and Dad will be leaving us for 4 days, that is right 4 days, can you believe it, well I can't they have never left us before.
Mom is a pet sitter and she is worried about leaving us with a pet sitter, how funny is that....not!!!
Our pet sitter Mom has trained and she has helped Mom, she will be buying Moms client list when we move next year.
I am not sure about being left alone for so long and having someone else come in and feed us, I know I will be hiding and so will the rest of us. We are not sure about strangers, but I do think Kody will come out and maybe Tu Two...I will just stay put in one of my many beds.
I heard Mom tell Dad our sitter is coming over today to meet us, Mom has already filled out the paper work.
While they are gone the doggies we be in the kitchen in corrals so they don't run all over the house and potty. Zeke and I will be out in the family room/kitchen. Tu Two and Kody will be in the front room...Now you ask why are we all in different areas...Ok here is the reason- Tu Two likes to bother me and chase me, Mom doesn't want that while she is gone it will stress me out even more, Zeke is a very slow eater so Kody will steal his food.
Tu Two and Kody being younger they are more active and both eat faster so that is the reason for all of us to be seperated.
I am sure everything will be OK, but Mom will still worry about us, thank goodness for text messaging, Mom wants updates on us every visit.
Mom listen we will be fine, don't worry...just remember when you get home we will be so happy to see you again....now the dogs will be a different story, lets see how they do...I think us kitties will do better than they will.
Mom and Dad will be leaving this Thursday and hope to return Sunday, they are going to Vail, AZ. to buy their lot and model they want for their retirement home in the gated 55+ community..this coming year we will have a lot going on, Mom and Dad will have to go to Vail more times because they have to pick things out they want in the house and something called paperwork and money...
OK now I need to go it is nice outside and I heard Mom say we can go in our enclosure for a while...I am right there Mom!
We are purring and praying for our friends that have made their journeys to the bridge and to the ones that are sick.
Hugs and much love to you all
Xena and family
September 10th 2013 2:56 pm
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Hi to all of our friends, we wanted to let you know that we may not be on much Mom has been having trouble with her laptop...first she thought it was the battery so she ordered another, got it today, charged it, but it is still going in and out..Mom now thinks it is the power adaptor cord....she order that but it will take time to get. When Dad gets home he is going to take a look at Moms laptop...Mom may have to take it in to be repaired...
So what that means is Dad will have to put Mom back on the regular computer so she can get in to his computer....she needs it for her business and of course us..
We just wanted to let you all know so if we are missing around here you will know why..
Also some news: Mom and Dad will be making a trip to Arizona to check out a 55+ gated community that they are thinking of moving into...the 2nd phase will start to be built in 1/2014 so they are going to check it out in October. Dad is retiring in 9/2014 so looks like we all may be moving to Arizona...to Vail...it is south east of Tucson!
Mom and Dad are excited but scared too because we all will be leaving our home, friends and family....but this will be their & our next adventure in life...lots of fun activities and they will get a new home that is energy efficient and a lot less than they can buy here in California..which is just way too expensive to live especially here in San Diego..
We hope those that have had their birthdays, Gotcha days and rainbow bridge days we are sorry we missed them...know we are thinking of you all and we will be on when we can...pray that Moms computer will be OK so we can get back on here
Hugs to all of our friends
Xena, Mom and family
August 26th 2013 4:34 pm
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She sits at the window, frozen in time.
What does she really see?
Ghosts from the past
a thousand years old
creatures we don't understand
Tail twitching, body poised
not moving an inch
mesmerized by the world outside.
A quite little mouse, white tailed deer,
or shadows from wind blown trees.
I look, I stare, but I just don't see
the view from cat's eyes so intense.
Hours pass, the cat stand guard,
sky bleeding night black to dawn gray.
Night after night
at the window of time
What stories unfold out of sight?
August 25th 2013 2:17 pm
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Happy Sunday to you all, hope you all are enjoying your day, we sure are just laying around being sleepy and lazy...this is what we do the best! Windows are open the air is flowing in even if it is a little warm and muddy today....
Now I have to help Mom with my diary entry today so I can thank the Diary Lady for picking me to be DDP today my diary was about Special Friends...and we have to say those of you still here with us day in and day out are special friends...and we love you.
Thank you for my pretty pictures my sweet friends have made me, your comments and love you have shown me today.
May you all be blessed with health, love and plenty to eat!
Princess hugs from me to you
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