Well, apparently Random Tuesday is now a thing for me. So, well, here we go!
First, our friend Travis from Travis Littleman had some sad news - his sister had to go to the Rainbow Bridge yesterday. Travis has not got a lot of followers, and they don't post super often, but he is a cutie, and I know he and his mom could use some purrs and woofs (and heck, if they get a few more followers maybe they will post more often too), so if you could stop by and send some that would be great. (He also has a new post Here - his mom posted some pics on the blog)
Ok, so to balance that wih happy news - Moosie found her forever home! She decided that her foster home was the right one for her and decided it was time to stop being shy and to let everyone know it was the right place. We are so happy to hear that!
It always makes me sad to visit blogs and see they don't have a lot of followers - part of why I am sad when I get behind in visiting (like I am now - pet blogs alone I have 700+) because I want to try and comment for everyone because all my blog friends are important to me, and I want them to know that at least someone out there cares about them and what they are saying (of course on blogs with lots of comments that isn't a problem - two things I would love for Christmas - no more homeless animals and all blogs to have lots of comments and followers). This is why I started Friends on Friday in the first place, and also why I have so many blogs I follow.
I was just at Katnip Lounge and they are having an impromptu commentathon to help out Chrystal at Daily Dose of Dogs - one comment per blog - so if you haven't yet be sure to head over there!!
And like I mentioned yesterday, our friend Siku from White Dog Diary is having a very cool commentathon for 2 big milestones - her 2000th post and her 6th birthday and those are today and tomorrow! (And how funny is this - I decided to see if I could find the first comment we made at her blog - it is one year ago tomorrow - so we met Siku on her 5th birthday!!)
I am trying to come up with a better system for visiting - any suggestions are welcome! I am going to be slow today because 1) I have a nasty headache (and someone just made coffee, the smell of which usually makes my headaches much worse) and 2) I really am supposed to be working. I will be trying to visit tonight but I have a ton of stuff to get done at home (I have to put more lights up outside becauase I got some really cool color changing leds - and I need something around the front door - I can't believe I forgot to do that!)
Speaking of which I am repeating last weeks this week because I don't think too many people saw it. I will be repeating it tomorrow though, and also adding some other stuff. I know the holiday makes everyone busy so it is tough to visit (again, I am at 700+)
The cats - what can I say - they are CRAZY! There is a LOT of THoE (thundering herd of elephants) going on lately - it is crazy. Still a lot of tree climbing from the babycats, and Bareny would love if he could join them (he is just too darn big). I should have known that they would be climbing in the tree - because they are also the only cats that have ever climbed up on the railing. And Gus is the only one who ever climbed on the TV (and Stella is the only other one to consider it).
Gus is a total sweetheart. Don't get me wrong, all my cats are sweet and good natured - which is good because a lot of cat people think cats are standoffish and kinda mean, which mine so aren't - but Gus just wants to be friends with everyone. He will give headbutts (which for those of you who don't know are a good thing in the cat world) to every cat when he sees them - even if those cats are the older ones. He just wants them to know he wants to be their friend. They don't always appreciate it but he tries.
Oh, as far as the cats biting wires in the tree - there are 2 kinds of wire in there right now - the ones for the lights (which is instant water squirting to get them out if that happens - though they prefer to try to bite the bulb parts - also a squirt to get out), and then there is the wire I used in an attempt to shore up the broken branches. See, this is one of those trees where the branches fold up to store, so it is in 3 parts. A heavy cat on them causes them to loose structural integrity and fall down too far. I have used wire (usually whatever I could find quickly that wasn't my really good jewelry wire) to try and hold them up. It works ok when no one climbs on them. But sometimes the wire isn't strong enough, or wrapped enough times, and it breaks. So far I have just left it in there, but the cats like to try to bite it (especially Gus, the jewel thief - I think he has a thing for biting metal). I want to try to replace it with either white wire (which I couldn't find) or my other thought - white pipe cleaners if they are long enough - they fuzzy might make them blend in better. Right now though, I have kind of given up and am just letting the branches hang. Our storage methods don't really help the tree out too much so I am not sure what will happen after this year (the tree is only 3 years old so I would hate for it to be trashed but honestly it really is kind of bad at this point).
Oh, I still have some Christmas card and stamps - so if you haven't seen yourself on our list let me know and I will send you one - there is a tab at the top with the list (and if you are on that list and haven't gotten it yet let me know also - I am always paranoid I missed someone). Also, if you got one this year at the wrong address let me know and I will update. Let me know in the comments and I will email you (be sure you have an email or link to your blog in your profile so I can do that of course!) You can also email me a the link above.
Oh, if you follow me and have a blog and I don't follow you, let me know too. I have lost track of everyone I follow at this point - my brain is mush. And I want to follow everyone who follows me but I am sure I am not (and I think I lost some that I follow because of blogger being weird and if you use the follow at the top instead of the friend connect I have found it doesn't always work - I think there is a limit going that way).
Hm, what else, what else? I like Christmas music and listen to it a lot. Oh and also Hannukah music (well, at least by the Barenaked Ladies). I went out for lunch with sales today so I didn't watch anything. Right now there is Barenaked Ladies Hanukkah music on.
I have a picture of Gus I did for him to send to Ozabella who he has a major crush on - I will post it in a few days (I don't want to ruin the surprise for her - we mailed her a copy). I think it turned out pretty cute.
Oh, we still don't have working heat, but they have the heat cranked in the warehouse and the doors to the warehouse from our office open, so it is helping keep it at least tolerable right now.
Ok, that is all for now - I will try to post some pictures later!!