Since it has been quite a long time since we have been active, we are going to be Under Construction for a while - trying new fonts, designs, and updating our sidebar stuff. Hopefully we will get it how we like it soon so it won't change too much!

Also - Can someone tell me how to get rid of the giant gap below this notice - I cannot figure out how to do it - thanks!!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Thank you to everyone - we are back!

So I wanted to start this out by saying a big thanks to everyone who sent their wonderful thoughts and who posted such wonderful things about Floyd on their blogs. It was just so great. And I have to give a special shout out to Thomas, Charlie and Lola at The Paw Relations because not only did they do a lovely post about Floyd but they also were so kind that they sent a package of cat treats for him, when we were still able to get him to eat treats. It unfortunatly arrived after we had to say goodbye but it was just so amazingly sweet that they did this. We love all our blog frieds out there for being so great - honestly I got a nicer response from all of you then from some people who I know and who had actually met him in person. We had a tough weekend because we went to pick up his ashes on Saturday but things do seem to be getting better. I know we all miss him so much though.

You may have noticed that I changed the look of the blog a bit - since October is over I wanted to change from pink, and I had a green banner and so I went green. I am not sure what to do right now about the banner - on one had it is sad to have the one with Floyd on it up, but on the other hand it is sad to not have him in it. So right now I am sticking with the basics. I am going to be updating my bloglist soon - I had planned to do it sooner but then things got bad with Floyd. So if you are new or if you aren't listed let me know in the comments. I know that there are some I thought were there that aren't so please be assured that it is just me being a dork if you are a regular visitor and I didn't add you. Again - just let me know in the comments (or email is ok too).

This Wednesday is my birthday - I have some great pics that Zoolarty did that I will be posting - even the ones with Floyd. And for his birthday on the 25th I am working on a post about his - it has gotten very long and there aren't even pictures yet. I had thought about doing a commetathon on his birthday but since it is right before the holiday I decided to do it on my birthday. So for every comment posted I will be donating .25 to a cat charity (not sure which but right now I am leaning towards the Santa Paws Drive). So be ready to comment on wednesday! I will get the post scheduled to go up at midnight that day so you have a nice long time!

Barney is doing good - as crazy as always - well maybe a bit more so. He is a bit bitey again so I think we need to go back to the squirt bottle for a while. He is only 6 months old so I am not really surprised. Virgil was like that too. He is up to 8 lbs now, but still just looks like a big kitten. Virgil looked like a small cat at that age, so maybe this means Barney will keep his kitten looks.

The others are doing good too - we got them some raw food to try but so far they aren't fans. Three of them were into it the first time but didn't eat it all, but Virgil has absolutely now interest in it. I am giving them the canned food too so they won't starve. I will keep trying the raw - maybe they just need to get used to it.

So I will have some pictures to post later - I haven't gotten my new new computer yet (the other is just not working correctly) so it is still tougher to do stuff. But I did get a cute picture that sort of turned out on my phone of Barney and Lola snuggling - super cute except they were laying on me and I could only use the phone - you can't see Lola 100% in the one that turned out but it is still ok.

Oh, and I decided that in order to catch up on visits I am only going to comment on everyone's most recent post - but I am reading the older stuff too. I just don't have the time to comment on them all because I will just get behind again.


Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Welkhome bakhk!

What a full post!

My presidential running mate Turbo's Human's birthday is this Wednesday too!

What a pawesome way fur woo to celebrate yours!

PeeEssWoo: This WOOFIE isn't on your list!

Angel and Kirby said...

Glad you are back! I know who hard the decision is on the banner. WE still have Wizard up even though it will be a year on the 25th.

Danielle said...

It's good to have you back! I like your green, I just changed my template, too.

Ps This one isn't on your list. :)

PS Hi Virgil! I've been missing you. ;)

Madi and Mom said...

Hi Amy welcome back!! We missed you and your motley crew!!!
Hugs Madi and Mom

Anonymous said...

Glad you are back! The green banner is nice. And you'll know your new banner, when you see it! Kinda how mom was finding a box for Scooter's(RIP) ashes. Didn't know what it was going to be until she came across it. We have furry exciting news!!! We gots us a NEW sisfur!!! Her name is Cricket!!! Come say hi to her!

BTW...we're not on your list.

Milo and Alfie said...

It's just a thought but maybe yoo could do a header that included a photo of Floyd wearing his Angel's wings ~ with maybe a rainbow over him (symbolic of him being at the bridge). You might need to use photoshop or the like or get someone to help who knows how to use it.
That way we could still see Floyd everytime we visit which would be nice.

Barney is just so adorable. We love it that he is still rowdy and kittenish (a bit like Alfie Marshall who has never growed up).

One Cats Nip said...

I think if you choose to leave Floyd up on the banner it would be a wonderful little tribute. If you do change it maybe you could leave like one floyd and put up another kitty too.

The Creek Cats said...

We found out just how wonderful the blog community really is when our Cal left for the bridge in March. The kitties and their humans are just so caring and really help when you are feeling sad.

We think your birthday commentathon is a wonderful idea and we vote for SantaPawsDrive.

Oh, we didn't see our name on your blog list, forgive us if we overlooked it.

Brian said...

We are very glad you are back...tell Barney we said hello please!!!

Ginger Jasper said...

I love the green and welcome back. I think it is a lovely idea what you are doing for your birthday. Just lovely.. Hugs Gj xx

TwoSpecialWires said...

Are we the first doggie friends to comment? We hope that's okay! We're happy to be here ... and we're happy to know you ... and we're glad you're back ... and we are waggin our tails to know you are doing (mostly) okay.

Your wirey pals,
Jake and Fergi xxoo

TwoSpecialWires said...

Uh oh! Sorry Khyra! We saw you flash by right as we pawed on the Send Button! We can claim second and third doggie friends!

That's fine by us!
J and F

umi_e said...

Welcome back >:D<

We are glad to have you back! I like green too ;)

* Lookinf foward you next n3 :)

~ hugs from us here ~

Cheyenne -Millie said...

The cats out there and their humans in blog land are wonderful!!

We are glad you are back!

Jasmim said...

I'm glad you came back!

The Island Cats said...

We're happy to see you back!

Robyn said...

So glad to have you back!

I think the commentathon is an amazing idea. I love it!

Debra Taylor said...

I forgot to say happy birthday, Amy!



Cory said...

Welcome back! We love commentathons.

We know that the weeks following losing a baby can be so hard, but know that we have all been through it and we are keeping you in our thoughts and purrs.

Milo and Alfie said...

PS: We forgotted to type: Happy Birthday ~ we think what yoo are doing to celebrate is wonderful.