Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Danger Danger!

We are going to have to start watching out for our not-so-sure-footed humans. So many of us have been stepped on this week. So far Batman, Puff, and me (Rissa) have had paws or tails stepped on. It usually happens when our food bowls are being refilled. Can we help it if we have to snoopervise? I think not! We know our humans don't step on us on purpose (or do they?) but we just wish they would be more careful!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Vet Reports on Spunky & Puff

My two brofurs, Spunky and Puff, had their annual vet visit on Saturday. They both got good reports. The vet cleaned their ears, trimmed their claws, and gave them their rabies vaccine.

Spunky is the largest kitty in our brood of 15. He weighed in at a whopping 16 lbs. 10 oz. Puff is #3 in weight at just over 14 lbs. Mom said if all of Puff's long furs were shaved he'd be at least two pounds lighter!

I was hoping I would get a reprieve this year, but I have to go in this Saturday. Batman is going back on Saturday for a follow-up on his nose. Two other brofurs, Bandit and Sable, are going for their annuals on Friday.


Friday, November 21, 2008

Fierce Fighter Friday

We were just visiting the Whiskers & Purrs blog and found out that today is Fierce Fighter remembrance day. It is to remember all of the furs who fought illness or struggles and have gone on before us to the Rainbow Bridge. We would like to honor and remember our angel brofur, Colin Feral.

Colin came into our home in mid-June, 2006. He was skinny, not neutered, and had a small wound on his front leg. Other than the wound he had he got a clean bill of health from the vet. Mom got him fixed, got his shots, and she thought he would be with us for a long, long time. Little did she know that he had a form of lymphoma. Colin became ill about two weeks after receiving his vaccines. He was lethargic and didn't want to eat. His blood work showed that his white blood cell count was over the top. Further inspection showed the cancer cells. Mom and the vet decided it would be best for Colin to help him cross the Bridge. He was a brave boy and mom held him through the crossing. Colin was about three years old.

Colin loved to lay in the bathroom sink. One of mom's friends photoshopped this picture of him so he appeared to be taking a bubble bath:

It still makes us smile when we see this picture of Colin.

All Is Well

Mom has been busy(l-a-z-y)and hasn't helped us post for a long time. But we are here now and wanted to let our friends know what's been going on.

Mom went on a cleaning spree in our living room last weekend. We don't want to say that our living room was a mess, but well, it was A MESS!!! She put things away that had been dropped on the sofa, she picked up stuff that had been left on the floor. She moved the new cat tree that had been sitting in the middle of the room. It's now by a window on the side of the living room. She says the room needs painting but that's going to have to wait until after the holidays.

Boxes arrived at the house this week too. That's always exciting. We love to snoopervise when stuff like that arrives. And my sisfur, Ginger, loves to shred boxes with her claws. She'd rather scratch cardboard than a scratching post. Some of the boxes contained two lamps and two lamp shades. Have any of you furs watched the movie A Christmas Story with your purrants? Do you remember the lamp that the daddy won? It looked like a lady's leg? Well, our silly mom bought TWO lamps like that for the end tables in OUR living room.

The other big box that came has a new/old Christmas tree. Mom told us that when she was a little girl her grandma had an aluminum tree and a light wheel at her apartment. Mom's mom always thought it was tacky but our mom loved it. So, she started looking for one. She found a vintage aluminum tree on flea-bay! It included the color wheel and a rotating Christmas tree stand! She is so excited. She said the tree is in excellent shape as is the original box. And the tree is from 1959 - that's one year older that her (our mom is OLD isn't she?) We are going to help her put the tree up over Thanksgiving.

And last but not least, my brofur, Batman, as a boo-boo on his nose. It wasn't healing so the v-e-t kept him at the office for a day and did a biopsy. It turned out that he has some type of dermatitis! The v-e-t said it's not usual for a kitty to develop this, but it is in an odd spot. So now he is being treated for that so mom can get it cleared up.

I think that's it for now. I will try to be better about getting mom to help me post! Have a great weekend everyfur!!!