Thursday, November 17, 2022

and more Theo

Theo had his second brain surgery, where another tumor was removed. This tumor was smaller. 

He's recovering well. And I'm super grateful to have extra-extra-time with him. Amazing gift!


Tuesday, October 25, 2022

more Theo

We learned this afternoon that Theo's brain tumor has returned. It was almost exactly two years ago that he had a large meningioma removed. This tumor is smaller and in same place.

It has affected his left side, not allowing his legs or face to function properly. 

We have elected for another round of brain surgery, to have the tumor removed. His heart disease is a little more advanced than it was back then, so that adds a complicating factor. 

We are not sure the date of surgery yet, either tomorrow (26th) or next Tuesday. Hoping for tomorrow. 

Neurologist said Theo is such a love of a cat, she can completely understand why we would make the choice to try to have more time with him. He is pure joy. 

Purrs for Theo. ❤️

Monday, October 24, 2022


Hello friends. 

Life has been good here, although this morning Theo was acting odd. His left side doesn't seem to be functioning well, we fear stroke. He'll spend day at vet.

Prayers and purrs appreciated. 

Wednesday, August 10, 2022


There are so many things about cats that I find amazing. Every so often something they do really strikes me as delightful.

This morning, it's waking to this... 
A neat little pile of poop in the center of Pierre's cat bed.

Everything about this is intentional. It's not hidden somewhere, or just a little hang on piece that dropped somewhere. This is a full on poop in a prominent spot.

I'm sure the cats know who the message is from. With my nose, all the kitty poops smell the same. I can rule out Oliver, not because he's above such forms of communication, but because his poops are much bigger. 

With the poop being in Pierre's bed, he's the only one who really frequents that bed, I, wondered if a cat was leaving him a message. And then I wonder, maybe Pierre is leaving me a message, him placing it in his bed as a signature of sorts. 

As soon as I saw the message I knew what it meant. I was too tired and lazy yesterday to empty the litter boxes and they haven't been cleaned in a while. I'm thinking Pierre, who grew up pooping in the great outdoors, doesn't like a dirty bathroom.

OK, Pierre! The litter boxes are now all empty and clean! But your bed is now out of service waiting to be washed.
- - - 
Tuna and Tuffy from work also communicate well. 

Monday, August 8, 2022

nurse Theo

Migraines suck.
Sweet loving nurse kitties are great! 

Healing purrs make everything better. 

Sunday, July 24, 2022

Sunday sleepy day

It's sleep Sunday!

A day of rest and cuddles in the air conditioning. It's crazy hot outside! 

The rest is nice after getting up super early to take in the sunrise. 

I hope you all are having a lovely start to your new week! 

Thursday, July 14, 2022

aging cats

Seeing my fur-babies become geriatric is so hard. They are slowing down, much less energy and of course, more health problems.

Nahum has bad arthritis in his lower back. He's on pain medication and various supplements, which have helped but sometimes we suspect he is still in pain.

Meanwhile Theo has been off lately. He went in to the vet this morning for a blood test that required fasting, and with his food scarcity trauma, skipping a meal causes him to panic. All his worst fears are coming true. The vet is suspecting pancreatitis, which I believe he has had before.

Pierre providing Theo some comfort.

Oliver also has bad arthritis in his back legs. His pain medication and supplements have helped but occasionally we see him hobbling some.

Tuesday, June 21, 2022


Best friends lick on each other.

Best friends get annoyed with each other. 

Best friends work through conflict, repair relationships, and forgive. 

Best friends protect you from scary humans. 

Best friends enjoy hanging out together. 

Sunday, June 19, 2022

Father's day!

It's that day again, the day to celebrate Oliver! He's the only father here. And he's a fantastic papa!

He takes good care of his son. 

This day has always been a day of mixed emotions. It seems a holiday geared towards people who have quality relationships with their fathers, at least that is what gets depicted in media - that would not be me. For me, it's a day of grieving what I wish I had.

I wish I had an engaged father, like Oliver is to Pierre. I hope you all take good care of your hearts on this day of mixed feels. 

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

take your fluffy cat to work day

Did you get the memo? Today is take your fluffy cat to work day!  I'm so glad I looked at that memo, would have been sad to miss out.

It's a good thing Nahum is so, chill.

He likes the individual attention, where he doesn't feel he has to compete with other cats to get play and attention. 
When does the work begin?

Nahum joined me for several sessions and did great! Everyone comments on what a large cat he is. 17 pounds of love and fluff! He adds such a calming energy to the room. 

ok, work day done, time for homes!

Home and sleeping in the spot.

I so love bringing cats to the office! 

Monday, June 6, 2022

home work

The cats love it when I work from home, especially Theo! The hole in his love tank seems to be getting bigger, as the frequency that he needs hands on love keeps growing more and more.

He's very insistent on getting his love time. He gets frantic when I don't settle down at my desk on his time schedule. 

After having his tummy rubbed for a while, he then settles in for a nice nap. He's been leaving my arms free, so I can still type and he's out of view on the Zoom calls. 

I love having him join me, it makes work so much more fun! I usually get a visit from Nahum and Oliver too. And I get at least one glare from Rose! 

Weather has been lovely, so it's kayak season again. I've been getting out as often as my schedule, health, and the weather allow. I love going early in the morning when there is no one else there. The peacefulness works wonders to quiet my soul. It feels like church, the loons and deer make lovely community. The bird song is delightful. 

Peace to you. 

Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Tuesday Two

These two...
Pierre still loves cuddling with his papa! Oliver, well, he tolerates it for a bit.

Pierre did find another cat who more than just tolerates it. 

Purrfect match! Who doesn't like cuddling with the Fluffy Nahums! 

Happy Tuesday! 

Monday, May 30, 2022


Greetings friends! 

Sorry we've been so quiet for so long. It's been a crazy year with lots of changes. Lots of stress! 

Sometimes with so much stress, it's good to hide under a blanket. But doing so means not sharing on the blog. 

We are all generally fine. Thankfully! Theo gave us a scare earlier in the year with a cancerous tumor (more on that in future post) but he's all better now.

Rose is still Rose, not letting us near her. She's so cute! 

When I lost my nice DSLR camera and switched to PC from Mac, taking and editing pictures became more challenging, but I hopefully found a new system that will work. Paws crossed! 

It's good to be back! Happy weekend! 

Friday, May 27, 2022

finally Friday

One of those weeks... 

Time for this...
Have a great weekend!