April 26th 2013 7:58 am
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I celebrated a birthday at the beginning of this month. Because Gram is in and out of the hospital and rehab, things have been kind of crazy around here. I did enjoy my day, Mom made sure to give me extra playtime with my red ball and my catnip heart from Zach. They are my favorite things in the whole world.
I do want to thank you all for thinking of me, sending birthday messages and gifts, and reminding Mom that it was my special day! I'm glad I have you guys around to help keep her in line. I want to thank...
Jezebel and Charlie for the singing Blue Bird
Tiger, Tiny and Beauty for the Flowers (they are so colorful)
Milo, Smokey Joe, Timmy, Zig and family for the Rose (so tender and beautiful))
Marmelade and family for Singing to me and for the Flowers (they harmonize really well!)
Mac, Ivy, Legalos and Zander for the Lady Bug (I chase her, but won't hurt her, they say they are good luck!)
Big Harry and Family for the Kite (it sure flies nice, we had some great breezy days for flying it)
Finney, Lacey and Angel Alex for the flowers (it may not feel like spring, but it sure looks like it)
Calista, Crouton, Pistachio and family for the flowers (they are still blooming and look great)
Sleeper, Samhain, Fearless, Owl and family for the Happy Blue Bird and the beautiful cake (it tasted as wonderful as it looked...yum!)
Angel Alfie, Buzz, Boo and Dave for the Rose (Red is my favorite color!)
Tink and Snow for the Cupcakes (they were huge and delicious- they rival the ones from House of Cupcakes in NJ)
and to the one who stole my heart, the handsome Cat of the Month,the Cat of my Dreams, Zachery Tristan who knows the way to my heart is through my bell, lol....thanks for the yummy cake
Thank you all for making my day so special! We love you guys all so very much!
And now the snowball story.....
Once upon a time, there was a pretty calico kitty. She lived in a far away town that received a snowstorm. Not an overwhelming amount, but enough that the humans had to shovel. They bundled up and got their shovels. They did the front steps and the sidewalk and around the cars. I watched and inspected their work from the living room window. They proceeded to shovel the sidewalk that goes around the side of the house. I monitored their progress and caught up to them as they reached the kitchen. I sat in the side windows as they made their way to the back of the house. They began to shovel the patio and the sidewalk up the backyard, making a path to the bird feeder and the heated birdbath. (Yes we have a heater, so the bird's water is never frozen) I sat in the back kitchen window on the very narrow ledge. All the other windows have a radiator under them that we can sit and even lay on quite comfortably. But this is just the window sill, only about 3" wide. I balanced there watching her. Mom saw me. I was watching her but I was also a little distracted because some new snow was falling, big flakes. I did not see Mom pick up the snow and pack it into a a little round ball. I did not see her toss it in my direction until BANG it hit the very window where I was sitting on the narrow ledge. I jumped( ahem, or maybe fell off). There is a little step ladder that helps us get up there, onto the kitchen counter where we are allowed to sit and to the window). I slowly climbed the ladder. I had to know what had just happened. Mom was watching and slowly saw two ears and then my head reappear, looking left and right, I saw Mom and realized what she had done! I gave her a look (you know the one!) and ran from the window. I didn't stay mad long, it was kind of funny. I got her back though, later when she was sitting on the toilet, I was in the sink and I splashed her a good one with the cold water!
So there you have it. The snowball story. And we all lived happily after!
April 5th 2013 6:34 am
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Can you believe it? She owes me big time! Mom forgot my birthday! She peeked on Catster from work today and that is how she found out. I expect presents and a dinner this weekend to make up for the fact that she is clueless!
In all fairness, she hasn't been around much. Our Grammy took that stroke and then went to a rehab center and then with 14 hours went to the hospital with an infection. She is still in the hospital. Mom was going every day to see her. She was moved from the hospital that was an hour away to one that is 30 minutes away. So at least she is a little closer. Grammy is moving her arms and legs pretty well and her speech is coming back. She does have some cognitive challenges and still has a feeding tube. We hope that the infections clear up and she can start getting more therapy. Hint to Mom- when you go visit Grammy, stop at Petco and get some stuff for my birthday - it is right up the highway!
We are so sorry that we missed so much fun lately. Zach has been Cat of the Week for two weeks and we didn't really get to celebrate with him. They say absence makes that heart grow fonder, but I know how he is, with all his lovelies, I don't want him to forget all about me.
I know the Sring Tag is making its rounds. Skylar and Ivan have been tagged and will try to do diary entries to play along. I thought I might want to answer too. Here are some things I like about the Spring...
1. Spring means it is time for my birthday!
2. Spring means Mom wont throw snowballs at the window and startle me. (that is a whole other story for another diary entry)
3. Spring means Mom will wash our bedding and hang it outside, I love how it smells when it comes back in. Better than when it comes out of the dryer.
4. Spring is the time when love is in the air. There is just so much romance going on. I saw the rabbits chasing one another and the doves pairing off and those robins were getting pretty feisty with one another.
I guess that is it for now. Thanks so much for my birthday presents and well wishes. And thanks for remining Mom about my birthday, she would have forgotten otherwise. Thank you for your purrs for Grammy too. We know that is what got her this far.
February 20th 2013 7:09 am
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It was gone almost a month. I looked for it every night. I was sad. I got a beautiful catnip heart from Zach and that helped me, but still I would think about my red ball.
Then, on Saturday, Mom was putting on her sneakers and said, "hey, what's in here?" There is was! My Red Ball!
Now this is where it gets mysterious.... those sneakers have been worn since my ball was missing. So where was the ball all this time? Who was playing a trick on me? If I find out which one of of my misfit brothers or sisters hid my ball from me, there is going to be unforgettable smackey paw! You have been warned!