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Who the heck is that?!

December 22nd 2012 12:55 am
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Oh, my friends! Have I got a story for you!

So you know how before Thanksgiving, my tail was hurting? Well, mom figured out what probably happened. A few days later, she heard a commotion in the kitchen. She ran out to find me huffing like a bull about to charge and slamming my tail against the kitchen window. Well, she looked out and what did she see? ANOTHER KITTY! Just sitting on the steps at eye level with me.

Well, she left me for a few days and when she got home last night, I ran outside to eat some grass like I always do. She was watching me when all of a sudden I poofed WAY up and side-hopped over to the bushes and then she heard the cat fight. She broke it up, but I was pretty pleased at myself for defending my territory.

Anyway, tonight she was feeling bad for the kitty so she put down some food outside. Not 10 minutes later, it was gone. So she put down some more. When she got back, it was gone again. She is hoping the kitty has a home, but she's beginning to doubt it. It makes her sad because right now it's only 14 degrees out, and it's only going to get much, much, much colder.

She seems to have some grand plans of getting the kitty inside, but don't worry, I won't let that happen! I am brave!!

(P.S. from mom: Even if I do get the kitty inside, I don't know that I would keep it. But the poor thing really shouldn't be outside in such cold weather. :( It makes me so sad.)


So sad. :(

December 10th 2012 12:13 pm
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My pal Burt,, of Tig and Cali's family has gone to the bridge. He was just a little kitty, but he taught us all so much about love.

Fly free Burt. We love you!


Fridge jumping, Part II

November 27th 2012 5:18 pm
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I told mom she needed to be clearer about what she meant when I jump on top of the fridge.

Normally she wouldn't care that I'm up there, but if you check out my new photo, you can see that I'm jumping across the kitchen. :) It's pretty awesome. And totally safe, I swear!


Howdy, howdy!

November 27th 2012 12:18 am
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Hi friends!

I sure hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! I went to my grandma and grandpa's house, and minus being terrorized by a dog, it was great! Right before I left, though, I decided to scare my mom by dragging my tail. Yup. I wouldn't lift it at all. So she hurried and got me in to the vet right before we were set to hit the road. The vet wasn't sure what was wrong, so we decided to wait and watch it, and of course it was just fine by the time I got to my grandparents' house. Hahaha mom!

Mom also ruined my fun. :( I made the mistake of jumping from the counter to the top of the fridge (a good 5, 6-foot jump across a huge gap!) while she was watching. She seems to think I'll hurt myself. Pshaw. Although she was able to finally figure out why the picture next to the fridge was messed up one day.

Anyway, that's all I've got for now. I know I've missed some of my friends' important and special days, and I'm very sorry. Mom is still crazy-busy at work, but she's trying to get her schedule down so that I can spend more time here playing.

Take care everyone!



October 25th 2012 10:33 pm
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Oh my goodness! I was DDP twice in a row! I just can't believe it!! Thank you so much everyone for the wonderful comments, pawmails and presents. You guys are just the super-duper bestest!

I won't be around much for a few days because my mom seems to think she can take a long weekend to celebrate her birthday and even leave me behind. What the heck?! That is NOT acceptable.

Oh - I should give you all an update! Ever since Mom got the calming, I seem to be doing a little better. I still scream at night and in the morning, but I quiet down after she puts the collar on. She's not sure if it's the smell, or if I just don't like to have it on so I stop screaming. Either way it works. But that stupid squirrel is still taunting me. Mom said she was almost tempted to let me at it. She didn't though. :(

I hope you all are having a fantastic week! Are you doing anything fun for Halloween?


Part II

October 19th 2012 10:09 pm
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Howdy friends. Sorry I had a bit of a freakout this morning. Sleep deprivation will do that to you. I want to say thank you for all your comments and suggestions.

I thought I'd mention some of the details about the meowing.

I really think it's over her wanting to go outside. It's mostly at night and in the very early morning. She sits either by the door or in the window and yells, and yells and yells. She does sit in the window by the door, stares outside, even though that's the window with the least amount of scenery, so I have no idea what she's looking at!

She is fixed.

And I think you guys are right, she probably needs a friend. Unfortunately, I'm not at a point I can do that.

She also do need to go to the vet. I'll try to get her in early next week.

I'll try to get some video of her too.

Thanks guys - you don't know how much it means to me that you all care so much. Thank you!!


At my wit's end

October 19th 2012 6:50 am
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I cannot take this constant meowing anymore! I am losing my mind. Monida is screaming at the top of her lungs until she's making herself sick. I can't handle it. The calming collar is supposed to be here tomorrow or so, and I'm desperately hoping it will work because I'm quickly running out of ideas and options.

Ok. Just a rant from a sleep-deprived, extremely stressed cat mom.


Note from mom

October 15th 2012 5:41 pm
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Guys - I need some advice.

Monida has started meowing and yelling nonstop. I can't take much more of it. It starts around 6:30 a.m. and continues all day and night. It's only a matter of time before my neighbors start to complain - if they haven't already. It's crazy ridiculous hard to find a place that accepts cats, in fact, I think the complex I live in now has stopped accepting pets. I can't get kicked out.

I don't know what to do. I've tried ignoring her. I've tried spraying her with water. I've put her in time out, nothing helps.

Does anyone have any advice? She is due for a vet checkup soon, but I really doubt it's medical. I think she just wants to go outside.

Please help.

(a very stressed out mom)


It's my birthday!

October 7th 2012 12:41 pm
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Whoa! It's my birthday today, and mom almost forgot! Luckily I have all of my pawsome friends!

Thanks for all the good wishes and presents! I can't believe I'm 4. That means I've lived with mom for 3 1/2 years. Hard to believe.

I'm still really enjoying my new abode. In fact, I've been really surprising mom - I've been acting more like a cat! I like to lay in the sun (I've never done that before!), and I play with my toys and chirp at the squirrels.

Oh!! Speaking of squirrels! There is a MEAN squirrel who sits outside my window and taunts me. He stares at me and flicks his tail. Ooohhh. I'll have the last laugh, Mr. Squirrel!!

Well, I'm going to go cheer on my Packers, but I'll be back before too long!

Have a great weekend everyone!


Request for a few purrs

August 23rd 2012 7:14 am
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Hi friends!

I was wondering if I could ask for some purrs for a few friends of mine.

I was sad to learn this morning that my pal Moses' dad unexpectedly left for the Rainbow Bridge. He fought in Iraq, and was a good cat dad. Could you maybe stop by and send your purrs?

My friend Colleen is battling a lump in her jaw. :( She's taking medicine for it in hopes that it's an infection. Please help me purr that it's not that dreaded c word.

And my pal Natalie is battling her tail. She is getting new medicine, so I hope that will help her!


Mom and I are sorry that we still haven't been around too much. We do stop by and check in every day, but we haven't had too much time to comment or write diaries. Mom is way busier than she thought she would be. Hopefully things will settle down when she finally gets used to her job.

I'm doing good! Mom let me go outside in the courtyard a few weeks ago, and now I like to sit at the door and scream for hours for her to let me outside. She says I'm going to get us evicted. I've also managed to dash past her through the front door, and instead of just rolling on the ground like at our old place, I run to chase squirrels and bunnies. She's taken to spraying vinegar around the door when she leaves so I don't run out. What the heck, mom?!

And I still want to do a photo contest, but it might have to wait a little while longer. But we haven't forgotten.

Talk to you soon, kitty friends!

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