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I Blew It!

October 15th 2013 7:04 am
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Yep! I blew it! Sniffle... I think I lost my true love. I didn't give her the love and attention she was so deserving of. We haven't been around here too much with all mom's homework and stuff. Snifff.... And now she and her family are gone. Maybe if I had sent her flowers or cupcakes or mice, she would have stayed....Sob....Oh....Samhain, please come back......


Some news and many thanks!

September 16th 2013 7:50 pm
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Hi everybody!

Just wanted to quick stop by for a couple of reasons....

First to give you all my thanks and appreciation. I had a wonderful birthday. There were gifts, pawmails, pictures, cake and a moonlit stroll with my lovely lady Samhain. Thank you all so much for making my 6th birthday so special. You guys are awesome!

Then there was a diary pick! We been on here several years, and you know, its still very exciting to get picked. Thank you for extra attention, comments and gifts.

And some news....

Grammy is moving from the the nursing home to an assisted living facility next week. This is great for so many reasons. It is a little more independence for her and a smaller place with good home cooking. There are only 35 residents, and the place is very homey. She still has her feeding tube, but is not using it to eat, so hopefully it can be removed soon. The place is only minutes from our house, so it will cut down on Mom's drive time substantially. From our house to where she currently is was about a 25 minute ride (one way).

Here is the other big news.....Aunt Anita is coming for a visit! The moms are going to the shore for a couple of days so she will come and stay with us. I'm looking forward to her being here. Mrs. Murphy is her favorite, but she adores me and lets me get away with alot, like eating on the kitchen counter(...shhhh, don't tell Mom).

How about that....Mom will be at the ocean for pirate day! she will have her laptop with her to do school stuff, but I am sure she will find some time to check in here too.

Thanks again for your love and friendship and making every day so special!
Feeling mushy,


Things I Have Learned

September 5th 2013 7:09 am
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Hi Everybody! I miss you guys so much. Today is my birthday, so Mom said I could come and play for a little bit. I can't believe it, how fast the years have gone by. I am six years old today. Seems not that long ago I was just a little kitten. I have learned alot since then.

I learned that being cute helps you get away with being bad.

I learned that Mom loves gifts, especially dead mice by her computer chair.

I learned that it is good to be the sheriff. Nobody messes with the sheriff.

I learned that laundry right out of the dryer makes the best bed.

I learned that when the doorbell rings, you should run to the door, not away. You gets plenty of pets and attention from visitors.

I learned that you never can catch that little red dot, so I stopped chasing it. I leave that to the younger ones. I still do love to play with my catnip toys. You are never too old for toys.

Mom said we can have a little party tonight when she gets home. She said we will have treats and nip and playtime and that maybe I can have something special for dinner.

A special shout-out to the lovely Samhain. I miss you, sweet lady. Let's get together for dinner and a stroll outside in the moonlight.

See you later tonight,


We're Back!

August 18th 2013 7:32 pm
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Hello friends! It seems like we have been gone so very long. Mom was taking summer classes and just didn't have the time to keep up on here. She has a week before fall classes start. She hopes they won't be quite as tough because they are stretched out for a full semester and not crammed into five weeks.

So, what have we been up to? Not much. Mom was working, going to school, and going to visit Grammy. She tried to always take some time to play with us at night, I think it helped her as much as it helped us. Something about a stress reliever..... Grammy is in a nursing home and is still improving from her stroke. She is walking with a walker and now able to eat real food. She has come a long way, but she still needs more therapy yet because she wants out of the nursing home and into something like assisted living.

We have all been okay. Rusty went back for a check-up from his pancreatitis flare up. Doc said that his liver and pancreas looked good, but was concerned that his kidney values are starting to show some early signs of trouble. She wanted him to try the prescription food, we bought one can and he won't eat it. He will go to our local vet and get blood work and a urine sample in the fall to see if there are further changes.

I was hunter extraordinaire today. I killed a mole in the basement and left it on the rug for mom, right by her computer. I think she was a little grossed out, but she praised me all the same.

I miss hanging out with my pals. I feel like we missed so much. I hope everyone has been doing okay. We will try to get here more often.

Hugs and purrs, Skylar


Good News and Not So Good News

June 27th 2013 5:55 am
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Hi Everybody!

I've got good news and not so good news. I'll give you the good news first. Short and sweet...I am a Daily Diary Pick today. Thanks Diary Gal! I didn't have one of those in a while. Of course, I didn't write a diary in a while either.

The not so good news is that Rusty is in the hospital. He spent the day with our vet yesterday and came home around 6:30. The doc talked to Mom around 7:30 and said that "if Rusty were my kitty, I would take him to the emergency hospital". Geez, when a vet would take her cat to another doctor, then you worry! So around midnight, Mom took him for the 1/2 hour car ride up to the hospital. There was not a lot of traffic and no waiting!

Rusty was throwing up the night before and was very lethargic and wouldn't eat or drink. We have seen this before with his pancreatitis, triadits, etc. Although this time, the onset was very sudden. Usually we would see symptoms gradually appear, so maybe this is something different this time. Our vet had given him fluids and antibiotics and something for pain. She had drawn bloodwork, but it missed the pick-up for the lab, so they will run the bloodwork from the hospital.

His doc that he sees when he is at the hospital is on this morning and she will check him out, do an ultrasound and should be giving me a call before lunch time. If you can spare a purr or two for him, it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

Hugs, Skylar


Sigh of Relief

June 18th 2013 7:02 am
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Hi Everybody!
We are letting out a sigh of relief. Mom came back home from Reno. She had a good time but was worn out. Right from the start, her trip was goofy. Her flight out of Philly was delayed, so she missed her connecting flight in Chicago, which then meant an extra flight and arriving 5 hours later than she should have. Her suitcase caught up with her later the next day! I think it is better to be a cat and to travel light, just with the coat on our back. MOL!

Aunt Anita was here with us and we had a good time. We played, we napped and watched movie. We got spoiled, she can never get mad at us, we are just too cute. Even Daisy warmed up to her. Twice she put her paws up to go on the recliner with her, but then chickened out. Maybe next time.

Mrs Murphy missed Mom though. She even stopped eating about half way through Mom's trip. Aunt Anita tried everything she could think of, but she couldn't get her to eat. She didn't even want to eat for Mom when she got home. Mom gave her an appetite stimulant and now she is doing better.

Mom started her first class last week. She is on the computer every night, but not for us. I had to beg her to update my diary!

Gram continues to do well. One of these days, Mom is going to take one of us to go visit her. Maybe me or maybe Rusty. We are the best behaved on the harness and the most sociable with strangers. I'll keep you posted on how that turns out.

Sorry we missed lots of special occasions. We miss you guys and think of you often. Love,



Oh NO.. Not again!

June 2nd 2013 7:56 pm
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Oh No! Not again. Do you know what I saw out in the hallway today? Suitcases! That can only mean one thing.....Mom is going away.

Turns out Mom is going to Reno, NV. Do we have any pals that near there? Mom might have some time to meet and greet. Send us a pawmail and let us know.

She is going for a bowling tournament. The timing isn't great, but he trip was planned since last year. Grammy has been in rehab now for 3 weeks and is starting to do better, although she still has her feeding tube. She is okay with Mom going away although she said she will miss her. Mom also starts school, so she will have to take her book and her laptop and probably do homework.

Aunt Anita will be staying with us for part of the time, but she also has to dog-sit for another of our friends. Just so she doesn't think she can combine the two jobs and bring the woofie here....ain't happening!

I feel badly that we missed alot of events here. I apologize, things were just really crazy for a while. MOm thinks she has herself in a pretty good routine now and things are a little better. We are all doing okay, sometimes a little needy, but okay.

I've missed you guys and hope you are all doing okay. I don't get to see the lovely Samhain as much as I would like, and to hang with my pal Zach (Skit misses him too). We are really sad about our buddy Charlie. Our purrs and prayers are with him and his family.

Hugs, Skylar


Spring Tag

April 6th 2013 9:21 pm
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I was tagged by Crouton, Tiger and Jezebel to name my five favorite things about spring. I had a few days to think about it, so here are my answers...

1. Spring = warmer weather
Warmer weather = food cooked on the grill
Food cooked on the grill = yummy treats for cats like hamburger or salmon! Nom Nom Nom!!

2. Spring = Warm sun puddles in the afternoon in the middle room. Glorious napping in the sun.....ahhhhh

3. Spring = growing grass
Growing grass = treats for cats I love when Mom brings in those tender blades.

4. Spring = warm house The humans don't turn up the heat too high during the winter since they are not home most of the day. It is a little too chilly for my liking, but I do find cozy spots to nap.

5. Spring = walks outside with my harness. Much nicer than in the winter.

I also agree with lots of the answers you guys have already given too. There is just something special about spring.

Oh, before I forget.....thanks for all those Easter Eggs! Do you know, some of mine were filled with catnip beans?

Happy Spring!



Update on Grammy

March 25th 2013 7:28 pm
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Mom was back to see Grammy at the hospital today. She went this afternoon because it was snowing really hard this morning and she was worried about the roads. Grammy is still sleeping alot and can't move her right side and her speech is somewhat affected. All her vitals are stable and they are waiting for the swelling around the brain to recede to see how much damage the stroke caused. The area where she had the stroke is deep in the brain and in an area where surgery would just cause more damage than the stroke itself. She knows Mom and will answer her, but then falls right back to sleep. Hopefully she will pull out of this and be transferred to a rehab center closer to home. Thank you all for your purrs and prayers, they mean so much to us. Love, Skylar and Mom Michele


Purr for our Grammy

March 24th 2013 11:24 am
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Our Grammy had a serious stroke and is in the hospital. Please keep her in your purrs. We love our Grammy. She is always good to us.

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