Monday, March 4, 2019

Winter updates!

Winter time greetings!

Where does the time go?!?! We are all doing well. Not much new going on, lots of work, house hunting continues without much success. We've been in this tiny "temporary" apartment now for exactly a year. That was not in our plan! I'm happy to report that my depression has remained in remission since the retreat I did in early January! That has made life significantly better.

Pierre still loves cuddling with his papa! And I still love seeing them cuddle!

Rose insists in eating behind the couch in the corner! She needs to feel protected to let her guard down to eat. She has been coming out more and hanging out across the living room, giving us the opportunity to admire her from a distance. Maybe in another 25 years she'll let us touch her!

Oliver continues to amaze me. Even though he sometimes gets bullied by Theo, he refuses to cower, nor to fight back. He could easily kick Theo's butt, but he is so gracious. He occupies the space he wants to occupy and tells Theo to just deal with it. He's never aggressive with any cat, which is so different than when he was outside cat. Then, he would cross over onto neighboring properties and pick fights with the neighboring cats. I'm so grateful his outdoor days are over. He seems pretty grateful too! It's not uncommon to see him laying upside-down on the couch in his favorite spot!

You can look and admire how soft and beautiful I am, but you can't touch! 
It's still weird having a semi-feral cat inside our apartment! He keeps a distance from the humans, but occasionally lets us walk by him in the hallway without moving. I would bet a kilo of catnip that he lets us snuggle him long before Rose does!

Nahum is perpetually the playful little boy. I love that he never grows up!!

Marvs has been doing great! He still goes in for 2x/week juicing, which seems to help. He has nearly daily asthma attacks, which are rough to witness. He recently started sounding more congested, so he's been getting an anti-biotic that has helped. He won't take pills, but thankfully he still loves dry food. And now that he doesn't have teeth, he just swallows down the dry food, so now we can hide a pill in a small gel cap, put it in the bowl of a few nuggets and he eats them all down!

Theo gets more lovey by the day. He's very clingy and needs more and more affection. 

Nahum has a thing for my shoes. It's not uncommon to find him out sleeping on the shoes. He's such a unique personality, makes me adore him to no end!

Marvs has been super affectionate since his brush with death a number of months ago. When he's not on his heated spot, he loves hanging out on top of me or in my lap. 


  1. Nice to see you pop in and I'm so glad everyone is doing good and am very happy to see Marv!

  2. Nice to see an update of everyone. Glad you are all well. Good luck house hunting.

  3. I love hearing how all the kitties are. Hoping you find a house soon, it seems very hard at times.

  4. It's great to read an update, and to see that everyone is doing well, including Marvin! Best of luck finding the right house, fingers crossed it will be soon!

  5. I am so glad to see you all here today! And seeing all the cats is a joy too. Pierre, you will be as devoted as your Dad is in no time at all. Rose, bless you...maybe one day. Theo...Nahum, Marv, super seeing you and you too Dad. I hope the depression stays lifted away like sun shining into the Valley of your mind...bring the brilliance of Love.

  6. Great to read your post! I've been thinking of y'all, hoping things are okay. Hope the house hunting choices pick up with the weather. I love seeing all of your cats, but that photo of Theo just slays me! The tongue, the shape of his face, those whiskers! Ooh!

  7. guyz.....we iz buzzed happee ta lurn ewe N dad iz doin grate N heerz hopin it stayz that way....N when ya leest eggz pect it, de rite home will come a long....may bee even yet thiz spring ! ☺☺♥♥

  8. what a great update....we live with a semi-feral too so we know what you mean :)

  9. So nice to see the kitties doing well! Hope that black cloud stays away from you forever!

  10. Happy to see an update - was getting worried! Hope a house comes into your life soon - I sure know what a difference that makes. We are on rescue number 24 (over the years of course, currently 6)

  11. Thanks for sharing your update of all of you. We are happy that you and the kitties are all doing well. We just love the photos. Nahum really nevers wants to grow up. Have a wonderful day.
    World of Animals


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