Hi Everyone! I am glad you liked the picture of Virgil and Trixie - and if you couldn't tell it was Virgil that was the yawning kitty. He left about 10 seconds after I took that third picture - mainly because I tried to move or something. Anyway, welcome to Random Wordy Wednesday - enjoy.
First - good news - the air in the office is kind of working - not great but not as hot (but still super humid and sticky). But I will take it after yesterday. I hate the heat (not that I am a fan of the cold either - I am a spring/fall kind of girl) so I am not looking forward to summer since it is always hot and sticky here (except one summer a few years back that wasn't - everyone complained it was too cold but to me it was heavenly!) The AC is on at home so the cats will stay nice and comfy too (that is my biggest fear in summer - that the AC will go off for the cats and Lola will be in her room stuck - though she has always handled the heat well, based on past experience - and she does have her own fan going at all times).
I don't have my other blog available to the public yet - I am still working on it. Once it is up I will let you know so you can check out my crazy ranting if you want.
Oh, the toy exchange - to clear up any confusion. It wasn't a used toy exchange (though that is actually a pretty good idea too - we have a lot of barely touched toys) Carly (from Cuddles and Catnip) was just smart and took the stuff out of the packaging - well, except the duckie was a little used because Tia loved it - and honestly I think that is what attracted the others to it. Kirzon and Barney are both crazy for it. In the future I am going to do what Carly did to ship toys and stuff because packaging is a lot of room and weight - and so it is a lot of extra shipping cost (not that I mind - I always take shipping into consideration but still it is a great idea). My cats have been known to take off with toys too - usually I lock the toys up so they can't get them but sometimes they get to them first - they don't really get used but I have lost a couple treat bags that way. She had let me know that she took the packaging off ahead of time and I wish I had done that too.
Oh, and Chrystal from Daily Dose of Dogs - she could use some purrs and woofs from you guys because she is dealing with a very sick kitten and doggie at the same time, while also helping out 7 other new kittens that were rescued from the flooding (as was the little guy who really needs the purrs and woofs) down in Southern Illinois. So head over and give her some love ok - and if you know anyone looking for a kitty, they have those too (especially Daphne who really needs a forever home a lot).
Lets see, what is up at our house - not much. It is a mess because I have just felt crummy the last few weekends, which is partly why there aren't many pictures. I like not having the carpet but the floor collects a lot more visible dust and stuff now. And I swear there are cat fur tumbleweeds - I am sure those of you out there without carpet know exactly what I mean.
The cats are getting less canned food for now. They were leaving so much behind it seemed like a waste, so instead of 1/2 can (small fancy feast can) twice a day it is 1/3 can twice a day. It seems to be working a lot better that way - there is still some uneaten but it is a lot less. They have their grain-free crunchy food all day, so they can nibble if they are hungry. I am also giving them different flavors instead of all the same, so they can find a different one if they don't like it.
Oh, Trixie's surgery thread finally worked its way fully out. Which is good because it was a little freaky. Her belly fur is growing in good, though the funny thing is the black furs are growing back quicker then the white ones. She is still the smallest but not by much - she is shorter then Virgil for sure, but her head is a bit larger because she is well, just shaped differently - a lot rounder I guess. But it can still be tough to tell who is who if there is only a sitting kitty from the back. In the sun she even has the same subtle brown stripes that Virgil had at that age.
Barney is being smacky with everyone lately so I picked up some rescue remedy - it seems to help Lola be calmer (and she needs to be on it again too if you ask me) so I am hoping it will calm him too. But he is entering the terrible twos after all.
Speaking of that we are having a party for him on Monday 5/16, which is the day we picked for his birthday. We have a few different couples we know will be there - Barney and Gracie, Virgil has asked Danielle, Gus has asked Ozabella, who said yes so it will be their first date. Stella is hoping all her boycat friends will be there - she likes all of the boys who are interested in her which is why she couldn't pick just one to date. Trixie is too young to date still, and doesn't have any blogging male suitors (she does have Petey from even before moving in with us but he isnt a blogging kitty) and Kirzon and Lola are going to supervise. All our friends are invited - dog, cat, human, bunny, fish, whatever! So we hope we will see you there.
Wow, this has gotten long, so I guess I will end this for today. I hope that everyone has a good week!!
Oh, I forgot to add (I planned to just forgot) that I know a few people have asked us about Facebook and Twitter - well honestly we don't have either and at the moment I don't have a plan to sign up, because honestly I can't imagine trying to add more stuff to keep up with - the blog is a lot on it's own (and we all know how bad I get about visiting when it is busy). So at least for right now we don't have one - and honestly I don't have personal ones either (technically I have twitter but I posted once on it years ago and never went back after that) because I want to keep my info out there a bit more controlled than they do. But if we ever get one I will let you know!