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.
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?
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
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.
February 25th 2013 8:10 pm
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Today's Diary of the Day is by Cinnamon
This is cool for a few reasons....
Cinnamon wrote about an inspiring little kitty that only has two legs.
Cinnamon lives close by to us, only maybe 12 miles away.
Mom knows Cinnamon's Mom! A while back Cinnamon's family had posted a picture that had Mommy in it. My Mom saw the picture and recognized her. The next time she saw her, she asked...."Are they your cats on Catster?" It was cool to meet a Catster Mommy!
Mom just saw Cinnamon's Mom last Thursday at work related Continuing Ed event and they talked about the very thing she posted.
Check it out and maybe make a new friend. Tell them Skylar and Mom Michele sent you!
February 7th 2013 7:38 pm
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I'm so excited! I have to share my news with you....I have Valentine! She is smart and sleek and has a wicked sense of humor that I always enjoy. She tells stories that leave me enthralled. She threw some subtle hints my way and I finally got the hint and asked her to be my valentine. What can I say, I can be a little dense sometimes, MOL! I know she is a little younger than I, but I do promise to be a true gentleman.
That's all for now. Mom has to go figure out what is up with our plus subscription. It was set for auto-renewal the other day and we got an email that said our credit card was refused, I think the date on it expired and I never updated the account. Best get this sorted out, we don't want to lose things off our pages.
Mom is hoping for a snow day tomorrow, then we can come here and play longer.
Ooops, I just re-read my diary before posting. I never did say who my Valentine is, did I? Told you I was excited, I can't even think straight! The lovely Samhain is my Valentine!
Stay safe in the storm. Hugs and purrs,
January 28th 2013 2:04 pm
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So it was really ugly here today. It started snowing around 5:30 this morning. Mom checked her phone a few times and there were no text messages about school delays ( when there is a delay Mom goes in to work later). So she gets ready and leaves a little earlier for work because at this point it is snowing harder. She is almost at work and her phone rings. She pulls over to see her missed call and it was her boss. So she calls him back and he says "Where are you??" Mom says," Driving to work". Boss says " We won't be opening today. You know there is no school, right". There is a big pause and Mom says "No". Meanwhile she realizes there were no buses in from of her and no kids at the bus stops, there was very little traffic, hmmm HELLO MONDAY! Mom asked if she could just come in anyway and get some work done. Last week she filled in for three other people and was behind on her own work. She stayed till around 11 and then came home and made us a big breakfast with bacon, eggs and fried potatoes. Did I mention bacon? I loves bacon!
Two things that made today better......
Did you see????????? Our buddy Blizzard is Cat of the Week! We adore Blizzard and his family and are so happy he was chosen. Don't forget to stop by and celebrate with him.
Did you also see today's Diary of the Day? He is a friend of ours. He lives in Clark Summit which is about 55 north of us. He speaks Spanish on his page. Mom had Spanish in school plus uses some at work so we try to comment on his page when we can. We sometimes have to use Google Translate because we are not sure of some of the words. If you stop by, be sure to tell him "Felicitaciones por haber sido elegido como Diary of the Day" (Concats for being chosen as Diary of the Day)
January 14th 2013 7:56 pm
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Mom came upstairs before and went in the living room. She passed the litter box and saw something small and brown. She said, " Oh, who flung a turf out of the box? Watch, don't step here, there is a turd on the floor". She looked at us, each, one at a time. Me, Percy, Rusty, Skittles, Ivan and Maedia. We were all hanging out in the living room. We looked at her, we looked at each other. Mom left the room and came back with a tissue to pick up the offending item.
We laughed when she discovered that it was, in fact, not a turd but a chunk of a hard pretzel! My goodness, what kind of savages does she think we are?
January 9th 2013 2:34 pm
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There is a contest going on and a group, that is near and dear to our buddy Blizzard and family, could use our votes.
Vote Here For the Animal Advocates of Carroll County
Would everyone go and vote? It will help them with Trap Neuter and Release for the Ferals in the area. You only have to enter your email address and zipcode to register. You can vote once per day. The top 5 vote getters receive $5000.
Your votes can make a difference.
Skylar and family
January 3rd 2013 7:35 pm
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I recently saw the term "House Panther" and rather fell in love with it. Although it conjures an image of a sleek, black cat prowling the house at night, I wondered if I could still be considered one. I set my Mom upon a research task.....Here are some results
Panthers are really the family name for several different kinds of big cats (lions, tigers, leopards and jaguars)
Panther comes from the genus panthera of the family of Felidae Cats---I am a a cat!)The word panther comes from the Greek πάν pan- ("all") and thēr ("beast of prey"). I am a beast of prey, just ask those moles in the basement!
Almost all members of the panthera family can roar (Except for snow leopards and me!)
Lets see what else. Here are some other generalizations from among the panthera genus.....
Compact and well-muscled.... Check!
Adept at climbing, crawling and swimming.....Two out of three ain't bad!
Prone to counter-calling between individuals......Well, when Rusty and I pass each other in the hallway I make a call that sounds like "dude"
Crespuscular..... peak activity around dawn and dusk Check! and Check!
Carnivore..... Do pizza bones count? Hmmmm
On killing prey they will drag it to a secluded spot.....I do this with ham and chicken! Check!In captivity can live up to 20 years....so far, so good!
Inactive for about 20 hours per day---I got that one nailed!
Defend the pride against intruders.....Well, I check out the intruders first, more often then not, I find they are okay and don't have to eat them!
What do you think? ......Can we be house panthers?