Monday, December 15, 2014

Monday, Monday

Mom and our uncle went to Phoenix, AZ for a long weekend. They visited friends who meet up there every December. Mom said they had a great time. One of her co-workers stopped by the house every day to check on us. He scooped the litter boxes, gave us fresh water, and filled our kibble bowls. He told mom that Johnny and Cash and Fred followed him around the house and kept rubbing all over his legs. We bet his own kitty and dogs were thrilled with having our scents on their dad! Mom had to go back to work today, but our uncle is here with us. It is nice having them back home.

We have our paws crossed that the plumbing problems are over with. Since mid-October the water heater has been replaced, a busted pipe has been replaced, the trap in the bathroom sink and the washing machine have been replaced, and now the main sewer line from the house to the city sewer line has been replaced. That is a lot of green papers spent. The homeowners insurance is covering the water damage from the busted pipe. So far most of the flooring in the living room and hallway has been installed. The contractor didn't measure correctly and they can't complete the hallway until the remainder of the new flooring arrives. All of the old kitchen flooring has been removed and the contractor will be here on Wednesday to install the new flooring. Once that is done repairs can begin on the two holes in the kitchen wall.

Also, we are asking for prayers for a friend from Facebook.

Judith a member of a message board that mom is on and in a group on Facebook that mom belongs too. She is in the hospital recovering from a fire that devastated her home. Judith has lost everything except her car and what was in it. According the reports mom has heard, Judith sustained burns on her face and hands when she went back to try to rescue her cats. One kitty ran out of the house, but did not survive due to smoke inhalation. Three were found safe in the basement, although one had a burn on her paw. Three or four others are not accounted for. Mom is in tears whenever she thinks about it. Things can be replaced.

There is a GoFundMe account set up to help Judith once she is released from the hospital. We are including a link to the page here: GoFundMe for Judith Alberty. Mom knows the lady personally who set up the account. Michelle was Bruce's mom.

Mostly, we are asking for prayers for Judith. She needs all of the love, support, and healing thoughts that she can get.

Clarissa & Co.


  1. Oh, we're in tears too, reading about Judith and her cats. Our purrs and purrayers to her and to her surviving kitties.

    And paws crossed for your plumbing problems and repairs. We'd say it sounds like a disaster, but as annoying and frustrating as that would be, it's not life and death, is it? Everything is perspective.

    Purrs and peace.

    1. You are so right. Mom was feeling sorry for herself and the plumbing woes until she learned about Judith. Mom said she is blessed to have a home to go home to and to know that we are there waiting for her.

  2. We're so sorry about your friend, Judith. How devastating for her!

  3. Poor Judith - my human is so sad for her. I'm purring lots for her and the kitties that made it out of the fire.