Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Monday night moon, Billie and bunny

Seed Moon? Feed me Moon?
Or Easter Moon?

Last night I took a picture of the full moon outside my kitchen window. On my calender it's called the Seed Moon. There is usually a full moon just before Easter. Notice the maple tree has not leafed out yet. I think if I looked very closely I might see buds.

For the kitties I call it the "Feed me moon". I stand right at the counter next to that window when I feed them and that what I said last night. Yes, I can be rather odd. :)

Billie is being so cute right now. All late morning and even right now, she is napping next to the little bunny I bought last year. She and I are worried about dear Miss Sweet Praline, who is getting a bump removed from her nose today. We are purring she makes a speedy recovery and is home to cuddle with her mommy tonight.

We are also holding Mis
ses Peach's family in our thoughts. Lapdaddy's brother has passed away and we feel sad for them. We understand how difficult it is to have beloved family members pass on. It leaves a hole in the heart that takes a while to heal over.

This weekend was another blah, do nothing one. I did some paper doll crafting; Alice and a faerie. Other than that, some house work and napping.
I'm still down, still tired.
Oh, our dishwasher finally croaked. And it did not smell good when it did. I actually smelled the motor burning out last night. For a person with a phobia of the house catching fire this was not a good thing! My husband checked it out and determined that it wasn't going to go up in flames. I guess we know where our tax refund is going!

So another week... I will get around to visiting and I hope everyone has a Happy Easter Week! Chocolate bunny's for everyone! And Nip Bunny's for the kitties of course!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Strike a Pose

Lady Cats

Miss Billie and Cricket love to strike poses in the evening. Usually around bedtime when the house is quiet and it's just me downstairs yet.
Like me, they do not like a lot of noise; loud talking, loud music, loud television. I'm wondering if some of the people in this house have hearing loss... ;)

Yesterday was a rather useless day. I did some crafting and then fell asleep. I have been so tired! I feel like a cat. Get up, eat a little, wash up, go sleep.

My husband is in the "planning stages" of working on things around the house. Um, okay... I know how this goes. He refuses to do any more woodwork stripping and staining thanks to Toeshee. He has made our doorways his personal scratching posts. He even manages to get his girth all the way up the door frame!

Other than house in disrepair issues and being worn out, there's not much going on. The kitties are doing well. Though Billie is being skittish and a little grumpy. She's eating really well and likes to be pet and cuddled, but when I try to clean her eyes or get a knot out she gets really irritable. Maybe, I can bribe her with some treats.

I will try to get some blog visiting in today and tomorrow.
Happy Thursday!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Mancat Silliness

Mancat silliness

Here are Cody and Toeshee showing off how silly they can be. They always seem to know when I need a little comic relief. Cody loves to drink out of my water glass. (No, I do not drink from it after he does.) :)
And Toeshee... Well, what can I say? Look at his belly!
"Ladies, this could ALL be yours!" Such a floof monster!

Spring came to Michigan in it's usual way; snow... So not funny! It melted by Sunday afternoon and I'm really hoping that's the last of it. We have crocus blooming and they didn't seem affected.

I saw Little Black Cat again. He ran from me when I tried to feed him. I feel so badly for him. I came in from that crying and my husband said that he wished strays wouldn't come to our house, because it always makes me sad.
But, if they didn't come to me, would anyone else feed them? I wish the world was a kinder place. Why can't the world be like our little Blogosphere?

Well, the sun is out and the temps are warmer, so I will try to be grateful for the little things.
I hope you all have sunny days and silly pets to bring a smile to your face!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

APurrfectly Mad Party

I'm 2 today!

Go Toeshee, it's your birthday, it's your birthday!

I'm a 2 year old manly mancat! These are my official two year old pictures. Momma hopes I will calm down now. Ha ha. She now thinks my party theme should have been Where the Wild Things Are instead of Alice, but we like Alice. The Mad Hatter cake is for the Beans. Sorry ladies, no Johnny Depp. :(
But, the cake is chocolate! the Cheshire Cat cake is a tuna cake with cream frosting infused with nip.
I have little nip mousies with extra nip to play with and Momma says we can trash the house, because it's well on it's way to being a big mess anyway.
Later she will make salmon for dinner.
So, party on kitties! Thank you for being my friends!

Momma Lorianna: I will try to make time to do some visiting today. I could not get a moment's peace yesterday! Aren't those cakes cool? I wish I could make cakes like that. I can bake cakes fairly well, but decorating is not my strong point.
I hope you all have a wonderful day. Thank you for sharing Toeshee's Birthday with me. :)

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Eatin' o the Green!

Happy St. Patrick's Day! Toeshee is eating his cat grass in celebration.
It is sunny and in the 60's today! So nice.
Tomorrow is "Mr. T's" birthday and I hope to post a little party for him.

Toeshee: I will be 2 years old! A mancatly Mancat! I even have a girl friend. Her name is Jelly Bean. I don't think she is a cougar though. I think she is Siamese, or Burmese, or something exotic like that. She is so beautiful and floofy! (Blush...)

My party is going to have an Alice in Wonderland theme. Chesire cat and Mad Hatter. Momma found the cakes online. She wishes she could really make cakes like that.
We hope you have a really Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Nipped at night

Nipped at Night

Hi efurryone! It's Miss Billie recovering from a Nip Party I had with Toeshee last night.
Momma gave it to us before she went to bed and it totally chilled us out!

So, how is efurryone? Momma lit candles all weekend for kitties and peoples.
She woke up at 3:30 this morning with a fever and lots of hurty joints. Another RA flare. She thinks it's because she hasn't been taking both shots of medicines due to some money problems. Her doctor told her she must take both to start feeling better. She finally got the refill for the one that makes her queasy, so this week she gets two pokes. Hopefully she will start feeling better after that settles in.

We have had a visitor come and go around our house. Momma calls him Little Black Cat. He would not let her come near him until a couple of nights ago. It was raining and he was on the porch with Sylvester. Momma took food out for both of them, thinking LBC would just run away, but hoping he would eat.
He didn't run away! He meowed very sadly and broke Momma's heart. His eye was runny and half closed. While Sylvester happily ate, Momma nudged the plate over to LBC and he started eating right in front of her.
She went back in and got him some more food.
He has not come back since. Momma feels very sad for him.

Why, oh why do humans not get their kitties fixed?! We do not understand it.
We hope LBC knows that he is not alone in this world and that someone cares. Momma will have a gentle hand, loving words and good food waiting for him if he comes back. And us kitties, safe in our house, will not be jealous.

We hope you all have a week filled with Love. Toeshee's 2nd birthday is Thursday, so Momma will try to post a party here. Knowing Toeshee it will be a wild and crazy party!

~Miss Billie~

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Purrs For Herman

Purrs For Herman

Please keep sweet Herman and his Mommy Karen Jo in your thoughts. Herman's FIV is active again and he has not been feeling his usual playful self. He now must take Interfuran ,which hopefully will keep the virus from getting too much of a foothold. His mommy is understandably very worried.

Karen Jo adopted Herman from a shelter, knowing about his FIV status, but wanting to give him a loving and happy home anyway.
He has blossomed under her love and is a wonderful, loving kitty.

I am holding you both in my heart and I will whisper your names as I light my candles, especially the candle in my kitty votive holder, tonight.


Monday, March 8, 2010

The Almost Fight

The Almost Fight

Toeshee: I am thinking about starting a fight!

Cricket: Try it and I will EAT you!

Toeshee: No you won't!

Cricket: Really? Go on. Try me. Come on fluffy butt floof for brains, bring it!
It might take me a while, but I'll chew you up and take a nice bath and nap afterwards.

Toeshee: Gulp... Momma! Cricket is scaring me again!

Cricket: Hee hee! It's just too easy!

Lorianna: All this before I finished my coffee! Happy Monday!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Rude Awakening

Who popped the bubble wrap?

Not us Momma!

So I received a lovely parcel of little pressies, including posh little leopard print catnip mousies, from Lovely Helena. (Thank You Helena, you are wonderful!)
In this box was bubble wrap. Big bubbles, big bang when popped. Especially at 3:00 am!

I was in the middle of somewhat precarious sleep to begin with. Cricket was on my legs as usual and Miss Billie was on my left side. Daddyman was snoring blissfully and the boy kitties were I think, somewhere upstairs. Suddenly I woke up to this loud Pop! Pop! Pop!
Scared the life out of me! See, I think a little background is needed to explain why I thought it was something very scary.

A couple of summers ago we had a very rainy couple of weeks. The house being old, has old wiring and my husband had not been able to get to all of it. (He's very good at wiring anything electrical.) It seems that some of the wiring didn't like the damp air. (this is my husband's reasoning for why it happened out of the blue)
The light switch in our dining room sparked. I mean flames shot out of it! And it made a loud POP noise as it did. I was absolutely terrified and even though power in the house didn't go out I turned off anything that was on. The sparking barely lasted a few seconds and then all was eerily calm. I called my husband at work. "Flames shot out of the dining room wall!"
He rushed home to find a freaked out wife and daughter. The cats were not fazed a bit of course even though I got out the PTU's ready to carry them out of our money pit, death trap house.
He turned off the breaker and got all the tools and wiring needed to do what needed to be done. A half hour later all was fixed. I saw the scorch mark on the plaster in the wall which was pretty scary. The metal box the switch is set into prevented it from catching fire.

So, being sleepy, with that memory in the back of my mind, I awoke to the popping noise terrified that it was happening again, this time in the family room.
No. It was bubble wrap. Being popped by my daughter and her boyfriend while they ate Ramen noodle soup and watched X Files.
Not only did it frighten me and my husband, the cats were really upset. Cricket flew off the bed. I think poor Billie halfway fell off the bed as she tried to jump off. And the two boys were no where to be found.

The teenagers sheepishly apologized, though I got the feeling they thought I had lost my mind. I didn't express anger, just complete fear and sleepy confusion. Husband just grumbled and fell back to sleep. (Of course.)

Anyway, that was my night. I'm tired. The kitties are napping. The bubble wrap is still here, but only because Cody seems to like the padding in the box as you can see from the picture. That cat has never met a box that he hasn't tried to crawl in and nap in.

I hope nothing goes bump or pop in the night for any of you!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Cats, Crafts and Cleaning

Wake us when it's Springtime

Hey all. How are you? Mr. Cody here to say hi.

And me Toeshee!

Cody : We heard Robins singing this morning. There is still lots of snow outside, but the sun is shining today. I want Momma to let me out to inspect the gardens, but she said no. We have to wait for the snow to melt and the temperatures to warm up. I am going stir crazy!

Toeshee: Just eat and nap and play with our cat toys Cody.

Cody: I don't like your idea of playing Toeshee. You jump and wrestle and bite! I like to play chase and hide -n- seek, but I hate it when you sink your teeth into me!

Momma Lorianna: These two boys of mine are a handful. They are more rowdy than the girls and eat more often too. Boys will be boys right? :)

I am hoping to get a cordless vacuum this weekend. It will make cleanup so much easier for me. Yesterday I swept the stairs, the hallway and the litterbox area. It was such a pain, literally and figuratively. The cat hair on the steps was like tumbleweeds!

I have been taking a different pain reliever called Tramadol. I take it with an acid reducer and an anti nausea drug. It is just okay as far as pain relief. It makes me a bit spacy, which I guess helps one not focus on the pain as much. But I don't think there is anything thing out there that can take away this kind of joint pain. It's just a matter of learning to live and function despite it. Most days, I think that's possible. I'm still waiting for that magic wand to take away the Sads and the pain.

I have been doing some crafting again, which is a really nice way to unwind. I have been making altered tags and envelopes for Easter. Lots of rubber stamping, glitter, ribbons, and coloring.
If anyone would like one, just let me know! I have six done so far and can usually manage about two a day. And Easter isn't even here until early next month! You will be doing me a favor, because me hands need the physical therapy and my mind needs something happy to focus on.
e-mail me at lfeecat@jasnetworks.net if you would like a card. They're not exactly masterpieces but, they are made with Love.

Have a really Happy week!

Cody and Toeshee: Bye! Hugs and Purrs!