Monday, May 16, 2016

Gotcha Day celebration!

Seven years ago today Willow and Nahum came home to live with us!!



Two beautiful kitties with so much love to offer!! 
Happy 7th Gotcha Day Willow and Nahum!!!

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

sun puddle surfin

Willow showin how's it done...




The humans always ruin the fun! I had to go to work, which meant changing of the guard (switching over the front porch from inside cats to outside cats.)

Oliver wasted no time coming in and lounging in the sun, much to the chagrin of the inside kitties.

Monday, May 2, 2016

healthy monday

Took five cats into the vet on Saturday. We take many at once because the vet gives a bulk discount.

Lasers on maximum!

Three went in for annual service (Willow, Nahum, and Theo), Marvin was for follow-up regarding his worsening asthma, and Buddy was for thyroid check-up. The good news is that everyone is doing well! Nahum and Willow continue to be pillars of health. Theo checks out all good, his thyroid medication continues to do the trick. Buddy is doing fantastic for a 17 year old kitty, which is awesome considering this past fall, I was thinking he wouldn't make it to the new year. He even gained a little weight. We adjusted his meds (increased Pepcid to morning and night and upped his methimazole to 5mg morning and night. Both of those things made a big difference, he's no longer horking, looks and acts like he feels really good. I'm quite happy about that.

Marvin, waiting patiently for his exam
Marvin got a steroid shot, which should help with his asthma since he's so resistant to taking his steroid in other ways. I talked with the vet about administering the steroid via a nebulizer chamber and she was supportive of that idea, she didn't think the steroid getting in the eyes and other parts would be a problem. So, I'll get busy on constructing a chamber for him, meanwhile the shot he received should be good for 2-4 weeks, so that gives me some time.

For the past few months, Sunday is my migraine day. But thankfully this weekend, it came on Saturday. So that meant I was healthy enough to finally get to some yard work on Sunday! Pierre kept me company.


I love his baby face. 

Happy Monday!!

Friday, April 29, 2016

everyday is a gift

I hope you don't grow tired of me marveling over Marvin. I suppose some day, having a cat at work with me will be normal, but until then, you'll need to bear with me as I gush with gratitude and joy!! Each day I get with Marvin is a precious gift!

First, a quick look back at Marvin's history. He had been abandoned and was scrounging food where he could get it. Poor thing was skin and bones - he had loose and rotten teeth and thus a lot of  pain. Some nice people put food out for him and emailed me asking if I could help him.

July 23, 2015
 The next day he went right into my trap like a good boy.
July 24, 2015
Then came getting him lots of medical care, food, and love. And now, he's still got chronic problems, which will shorten his lifespan, so I'm soaking up everyday I get with this guy.

Here are a few scenes from a recent hard days work...





Marvin maybe little in stature, but he's got a big heart and unlimited loves to offer! 





Enjoy this moment - it's a unique gift that's just for you!

Happy Weekend!!

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Willow Wednesday

"Willow's being cute again!!!"

Spend a few hours at my house and I bet you'll hear that statement a few times.

When you think about it, it's really a silly thing to say. Might as well say, "Wow! The sun came up again this morning!!" or "Yea, I think I'll breathe some air today!"  or "Does Theo want dinner?!" Pure silliness. Willow can't help being cute, it's just who she is.

So... Here's more of precious Willow being Willow...








Thursday, April 21, 2016

Happy Planet (dwarf-planets and otherwise) Day!

Happy Jupiter Day! No, that doesn't sound right. Happy Mercury Day! Hmmm... that sounds off too, maybe Happy Pluto Day! (but does that work? Plutonians lost their planet status awhile back, so they may be offended...) If I say Happy Earth Day, the Martians and Neptunians will all be up in arms (do they even have arms?) about the lack of inclusivity. So, I'll go with Happy Whatever Planet (or other large celestial orbiting body) you associate with Day!

Marvin enjoyed a wheezy-free day at the office on Thursday.

I know I've said it before, but I'll just keep saying it, I so love having him with me at work and he seems to love being around humans all day! He's such a socialite! At work, he greets people and then flops over on the floor and wants his belly rubbed! He's such a ham. What's remarkable about that is he never does that at home! He never flops over and never wants his belly rubbed!! Tummy rubs must be part of his work persona.

I'm celebrating Planet Day by celebrating Marvin! He's my latest rescue (recycled and reused) cat. Someone discarded him but I had the good fortune of trapping him and taking him in - giving him food, love, medical care, and everything else he wants and needs (not necessarily in that order).

Marvin with landing gear stuck in down position

Marvin with landing gear retracted
Yea for all the rescue kitties out there - this is the day to celebrate the rescue kitties!!!
Extra treats for all rescues!