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!!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011


Hi Everyone! So I still haven't had a good chance to go visiting but hope to start today (I forgot I would have to catch up at work since I took Friday off).  So I know I am super behind and don't really have a good plan to get caught up but I will figure something out and hope to see everyone soon.

So a few updates. Trixie is doing great. She wants to jump and play but I am trying to do my best to keep her resting - she has climbed onto Brad's bikes a few times (she is the only one small enough to do so) but luckily that involves going from the floor to a chair to the bike, and she is allowed to jump chair height - but I still try to stop her for now. She is still tiny - only 6.25 lbs when I dropped her off. It is nice because Virgil is tiny too, well, compared to everyone else, so he isn't alone in being small. Of course she could end up having a big growth spurt, but I don't really think she will. She is a total sweetie and snuggles with me pretty much every night (though last night she was upstairs and I had Kirzon, Barney and Stella all snuggling). She gets along with all the cats which is great. Gus still keeps an eye on her, and he is the only one I have seen her actually washing so far. Since Stella hangs out with Barney a lot I think he likes having her as a companion.

Lola is getting calmer with everyone which is great - she even sits by Kirzon sometimes (and he lets her which is more shocking - he used to leave most of the time she would sit by him). She doesn't mind the other cats near her, and her tummy is doing good so I think she is happier again (well, she was always a bit crabby, so she is back to that at least).

Barney is just his normal happy, crazy self. He will be 2 in May - how crazy is that! And Virgil will turn 3 this year. I can't believe how fast the time is going. They are both loving that the birdies are back and every morning they sit in the front window and watch them. Stella usually joins them and so does Trixie. Kirzon is usually cleaning up any food they didn't eat so he hasn't joined them, and Gus usually just kind of wanders around checking everything out.

For me things are still crappy at work, but that is never going to change - I keep looking and hoping though.  And when I get home the cats always snuggle, so that is great.

I have a bunch of pics I need to post and posts to catch up with and hopefully will get them up soon. I also need to get new pics of Trixie post-op, since she is a ladycat now, instead of a girlcat (well, kind of at least).  I have finally figured out the easy way to tell who is who between Trixie and Virgil from the back, when you can't see their face or toes.  Trixie has a white stripe on one of her back legs (shoot, can't remember which) so if you see that you can tell. But still, sometimes I am not sure. She squeaks like Virgil, and she is so much like him - just a bit rounder, and of course with more toes. Their faces are different, but if you see them and not the face or feet, it is tough to tell. 

Ok, that is all for now. I hope everyone is doing ok.

Oh, wait, Hugo - Hugo has been at his most recent stop for quite a while - he isn't lost, he has just had a brief pit stop. That actually worked out good for me since I had to take my visiting break.  So I will have a Hugo update very soon for you all!

Oh, and I wanted to mention that if you have a smart phone you should look for the PetSaver app - I just added it to my phone (I have a windows phone and am guessing that the others have it or something similar) because it has first aid advice and you can keep info on your pets in there that could be helpful (I haven't done the full thing yet but so far I find it to be helpful). It is for Cats and Dogs (that is all so far) and has some good info - I think it would be good for me to have if something happened and I freaked out because it is info in one place. It will also show you vets and things around your location (so if you were not home with a sick animal you could look it up that way). I am not sure who came up with it but it is good. I found it because I was trying to think up and app to try to create (I want to try it at least once) and I thought of pet first aid, but first I decided to see if there was one already - there is. It has a pay and a free version, so you can check it out before you decide to buy it.

Ok, this time I am really going. Like I said I hope everyone is doing ok, and I will be visiting you hopefully some time this week. I am still not sure how I will go about it but I plan to try to see everyone! Have a great rest of the week!

(Quick update - decided to go in order of most posts missed to least, that way the number will go down quicker - so it isn't any sort of "we like you better" thing - it is just how many posts. Just to let everyone know!)


Brian said...

I glad everyone is doing fine! Hello Hugo where ever you are!!!

SAS....Sammy, Andy and Shelly said...

YAY!!!!!!!!!! Good news that everyone is doing so well!!!!!!

Mama recently got a new phone.....an Android type, which she thinks is probably a smart phone type.....:)....remember mama is an oldie but trying to keep up with the times!!!!!!! She's having some major problems getting things set up on it....like our email, but she will try the Petsmart thingy, too.

We love your newer lighter blog look....it is so much easier for our mama to read.

Love to all of you!!!!!!!!

Old Kitty said...

Great news about sweet Trixie!! Glad she is better and being so snuggly with everyone! Yay!

Awww lovely Lola!! Great to hear she's doing much better and even bonding with handsome Kirzon!

Hugs too to lovely Barney, Stella, Gus and Virgil!!

take care

Princess Jasmine said...

Glad everyone is doing well. Yep, me and Trixie should so have our own special tuxie ladygardenectomy club :) xxxx

Remington said...

Gustin--Ozabella here....got to make this quick as Remington is downstairs and will be back up soon. I miss you so much! Did you know I will be 1 year old very soon and then I think I can be your girlfriend! COOL! Gotta go....Ozabella....

Remington said...

Nice to hear from you....we understand what it's like to be busy too! I will pass the information on to Ozabella. She has a birthday coming up soon. I am planning a party for her -- don't tell her.... Take care!

Madi and Mom said...

Hi Amy it is so good to hear from you again....since we last spoke...Mom retired from N C State University after 25 years. She is home with me and Dad all day loooooooooooog and boy am I tired trying to keep up with her.
Hugs Madi

Admiral Hestorb said...

What great news and how happy that news is.

I want to see everyone and I hope you have time to post a little more about all of the babies.


Rene said...

I am amazed that everyone gets along pretty well. You are so lucky. Tucker still crabs around and hisses at Sadie nearly every day.

Thanks for the tip about the app. I am getting an iTouch at the end of the month and will soon venture into the app world.

Ariel said...

Glad to hear all is well...Hugs

Marg said...

Thanks for that great update. Sorry we haven't been to visit you either. Too much to do. Glad everyone is doing all right and that Trixie is all right.
I was wondering where Hugo was. I thought about him. I enjoyed visiting him when I knew where he was.
Take care and get some more snuggles.

Sagira said...

Glad that everyone is doing well and will have to check on that ap. :)

ABBY said...

Yay we are glad that Miss Trixie is doing so well after his lady surgery! AND we are also glad that everyone else is doing so well and we still keep you in our purrs regarding your work.

>^..^< >^..^< >^..^< >^..^< >^..^<
Abby Ping Jinx Boo Gracie

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Mom says we SOOOOOO understand - our GR had almost hit 600 -

We hope our furiends understand that we khan't khomment on all the posts anymore -

SO, fear not!

Thanks fur the tasty updates!

Now, fur some pikhs ;-)


Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

You may think Trixie is small, but she is still bigger than I am! The last time I was weighed, I was 5 lbs., 12 oz.

Danielle said...

We're glad Trixie is feeling well after her surgery!

PS Yes dear Virgil, I am definitely still your girlfriendcat. In sickness or in health, in commenting or no commenting! :)

Au and Target said...

Good to hear efurryone is doing well.

Anonymous said...

Loved getting the updates on the kitties. Your such a good mommy!!

Jude,Poo,Babybella,Piper & Marley

Cara n Crew said...

Good to hear efurryone is doing well! Pawsome updates all around :) Sorry the work thing is still a bummer tho glad the kitties are there for you :)
Pip, smidge, Minnie, and HOllie

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

Hi Hugo, hope you are enjoying your travels and new friends.

Glad everyone is doing so well and getting along...that is such marvelous news.

Relax about visiting, we so understand your situation at work and though we miss you, we hate to think you are stressing about getting around to everyone. Visit when you can, we won't forget you and we check your blog for news all of the time.

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

We really enjoyed yoor update and are pleased to hear that Barney is still his usual crazy-pants self, despite being nearly 2!

Purrs and smoochies from us both.