Monday, July 29, 2013

The hots are gone and mom is home with us tonight

The hots left us on Saturday for a few days. We know it will get hot again before long, but we are enjoying it for now.  The night time temps have been in the high 50s for the past two nights, and it has been in the high 70s to low 80s. And the humidity is low! We aren't ready for cold weather yet, but this has been a pleasant break.

Memphis is doing very well now. He has been spoiled by getting canned food and will sit by his bowl whenever he thinks he should be fed. Mom has been feeding him in the morning, when she gets home from work, and a little before bedtime. She has seen him eat a little kibble in between his regular meals. She would really like to get him back on the kibble full time, but she doesn't want him to stop eating again.

There was a big convention in town over the weekend called FandomFest. It's hard to believe it started out as a small horror convention in 2005 or 2006. This year it was held at the Galt House hotel in downtown Louisville and at the Convention Center that is a couple of blocks away. Now it covers comic books, science fiction, fantasy, anime, and toys. Mom went all three days, so we didn't see much of her until late Friday night and late Saturday night. If she goes next year, she is going to try to get a hotel room so she doesn't have to keep driving back and forth.

Mom got signed photos from Michael Rooker (Merle Dixon), Scott Wilson (Hershel), Lew Temple (Axel), Iron E. Singleton (T-Dog), and Vincent Ward (Oscar) all from The Walking Dead.  Norman Reedus (Daryl Dixon) and Chandler Riggs (Carl) were also there, but she never got to meet them. She had just made it to the front of the line for Norman Reedus when he had to leave for the professional photo ops session.

She did get some of the pro photos taken with the celebs, but she didn't get to talk to them. Mom said people are hustled in and out in a matter of seconds. On Saturday, she had her picture taken with "The Dixon Brothers" and the actors from The Walking Dead in a group shot. On Sunday she had her picture taken with William Shatner (Capt. Kirk) and Gene Simmons (from KISS).

The celebs that she got autographs from were all very nice from what mom told us. She can't really comment about William Shatner or Gene Simmons because she didn't get to talk to them. From what she saw of Norman Reedus at his booth, he was very personable too. She is sorry she didn't get to really meet him.

Stan Lee, Gillian Anderson, and John Barrowman are some of the other big name guests who were there. She would have liked to have met Stan Lee even though she isn't into comic books.

We are glad to have mom home with us tonight! We've been hanging around with her while she watched a little t.v. Our uncle has been in Florida on vacation since last Tuesday. He will get home tomorrow afternoon. We will be glad to see him.

Oh, we almost forgot this! We had company this weekend. Mom's friend, Mimi, was here for the convention and she stayed at our house. She loves kitties and has a couple herself. She also has a dog, a little boy, and a husband. They all stayed at their house! MOL

Have a great night friends!


  1. I'm really glad to hear that Memphis is doing better! :)

  2. Thank you, Sparkle. It makes our hearts happy too. We hope he doesn't have another episode like that again!

  3. Whoa! Does your Mom know Boris Kitty's Humanz 2? She's into comic conventions and stuff like that. Every year they have a sci-fi pawty on Twitter. Her web site is I hope this doesn't go into spam. Your weather is about the same as ours right now.

    1. We don't know Boris Kitty or his humans, but mom took a look at their website. Very cool stuff she said. She said she will have to look for their sci-fi Twitter pawty.

  4. OH we are glad to hear that Memphis is better.
    Thank you for coming by and leaving such a kind message for my dear Abby.

    1. Memphis said thank you. And thank you for visiting us.

  5. Well hooray for Memphis! WOW! It sure sounds like the Mom had a grand time!!!

  6. Clarissa, just wanted to stop by to thank you for your words of comfort when Tom went to the Bridge. We miss him. xx

    Tinker, Mom Julie, Mittens and Anastasia