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Thursday, July 28, 2011

Ok, we were less back then I planned....

Boy this week has been weird - first of all, we had surprise managers in at work - yuck. And so that was stressfull and visiting didn't happen. I have to admit I have been very depressed lately because of my job, and I think that makes it hard for me to visit because I am always afraid of bad news. That and I feel guilty not visiting (and yes, I know I shouldn't but that is just the kind of person I am - I feel bad when I get a new car because I am convinced the old car thinks I don't love it anymore and will feel bad - and yes I am 100% aware of how insane that sounds. I think it is from being an only child and having "friends" that were toys to play with when no real friends were available - like, if you watch that TV show The Middle, when Sue feels bad about getting rid of her hot rollers - I could relate to that. Not that it matters, just wanted to let you know why I feel the guilt about not visiting). I do miss you all tons when I don't get to visit - I know I am always in a much better mood when I get the chance. Oh, this is going to be a long, rambling post is my guess - so just to let you know ahead of time. I honestly haven't looked at my email in forever - so if you emailed me that is why no responses. I mean, seriously, there are emails from WAY back - I just get so overwhelmed by it sometimes and mark it as read and plan to go back and read it but then I just never get around to it.

Ok, so enough about me being crazy - oh, and still a bit in pain. My mouth is healing but not great, and that is frustrating me because I have had a lot of dental stuff done in the past and never had this kind of issue (I had 10 baby teeth pulled at age 13 because they had full, solid roots and wouldn't come out even though the adult teeth were there - this hurts more). So now, on to cat news - not there there is a lot of it.

Lets see, I will go by age, oldest to youngest as usual. So that means, Kirzon. Kirzon is doing good - we got some new toys for them - giant (seriously like 18" long) pipecleaners - and Kirzon has one he seems to like. They were a bit intimidated by them being so big (except Gus) so I curled them into springs and they love them - even Kirzon has a blue one he likes! It is great that even at his age he still likes to play.

Lola is being her usual, crabby old lady self. But she likes to play too - there is a string she really loves (and I only play with it with her), and she is always very snuggly while she is out. She is only in her own room when we are not home or at night, so she wouldn't be seeing us anyway at those times, so I think she is ok with that, since the other cats don't bother her that way. But she is getting much better with most of them - Barney still likes to bug her but she really seems to like Trixie.

Virgil is very much a mancat now - he almost never chases Lola around anymore (Barney took that over) and he seems more mature - I guess at 3 he should be at that age. He loves his milk rings and likes to play with them - and the other cats seem to know that they are his toys, so when he wants to play fetch with them they don't try going after them (they do with balls and pompoms and he gets mad about that sometimes). He loves to be in Lola's room and usually spends a little time in there at night with her alone while I am getting ready for bed, which I do in her room to spend some extra time with her.

Barney is still very much a kitten - he plays and chases everyone, but especially Lola. I think he learned that from Virgil because that used to be Virgil's thing to do. He is a bit of a jealous boy sometimes I think but he loves his little brothers and sisters and snuggles with them a lot, especially Trixie and Stella, who like to wash his face, and he seems to love it when they do. He is always a snuggle bug, and he is always there to greet me when I get home from work - there are times when I am still in the car, and he is in the laundry room and I can hear him meowing for me to come in.

Gus is well, Gus. He has been more snuggly lately, especially in the morning when I have to go to work. He is always curious - I think the most curious of all the cats - but he is curious from a distance and likes to observe. He will sit on the dresser or the table and just watch what is going on. Oh, and he loves the heart shaped pillow so much and will claim it whenever it is free. Kirzon wanted to sit there once, so he sat next to Gus and Gus was all freaked out and staring at him. Stella sits there with him and he is fine but I think he still thinks of himself as a kitten and of Kirzon as the big leader mancat - even though Gus is bigger than Kirzon now.

Stella is a little troublemaker - she is always getting into things and knocking stuff down. There is a table in the kitchen with glass tiles on top - she has knocked it over twice and broken or chipped all the tiles. She loves to try to jump and get bugs she sees outside the windows, and that is what causes a lot of the problems. She and Trixie love to chase each other all over the house in the morning.

Trixie is doing great - she really fits in well with the group. She is still the smallest by a tiny bit, so she is the perfect size to play with Virgil if he wants to not have to play with a bigger cat, and she is so sweet to everyone for the most part. There have been times when some cat is walking by and she will just bop them, but I think that is her way to get their attention to play, and if they just ignore her she will move on to the next cat. She is also a big snuggle bug, and sometimes it is a contest between her and Barney to get the best snuggle spot. But at night, she always sleeps in the little cat bed on the end of the bed - she loves it. She will snuggle for a while, but then when she gets sleept it is straight to her little bed. Oh, and she is funny - she likes to touch faces. She is very sweet and loving when she does it but when she does it to the other cats they are weirded out a bit. I try to explain but they don't get it at all.

Ok, see, I told you this would be long! I hope to get in visiting and have some pictures for you to see tomorrow - I haven't taken any in a while so I hope to do it soon.

20 comments:

Brian said...

Hey, I'm glad all the crew is doing well and that your mouth ouchy is doing some better. Hey, I hear bosses at work are no fun at all!

Marg said...

Sure is good to hear from you and hear that all the critters are doing all right and hanging in there. Hope your mouth feels a lot better really soon. I always felt bad about getting a new car too. Felt bad for the old one that is. Take care Amy and take it easy and give all the cats a big hug. That will make you feel better.

Remington said...

Happy to hear you are all doing good! I am keeping an eye on Ozabella for Gustin....she is being good!

Fuzzy Tales said...

Work can be very draining and definitely depressing when you're feeling stuck in a miserable job. We hope for a better situation for you in that regard.

Glad to read that everyone is doing well, though!

Purrs for healing of your mouth!

Andrea and the Celestial Kitties said...

I'm sorry work stinks, but at least you got kitties to come home to and snuggle!
Trixie's brother Leo is a toucher too, not faces, not often anyway, but when he sleeps he tries to have at least one paw on me. I love it, except then I feel like I cant move, lol!
By the way, Trixie doesnt have to worry about sending her brother anything in return, he just wanted to do something special, not make her feel she had to reciprocate. :)

Old Kitty said...

Oh Amy!!! Booo to work!!! But don't worry about the blogging side of things and please don't feel guilty!!! Me and Charlie and all your bloggie buddies will always be here - always, always, always!! Yay!!

Awwww wonderful to read that gorgeous Kirzon is still a kitty at heart, Lola is adorable as ever and bonding with sweet Trixie - yay!

Virgil is all grown up and handsome! Barney is snuggly as always and I love the thought of his cute sisters Trixie and Stella washing his face! LOL!

Yay for fabulous Gus and his favourite heart shaped bed! And big extra smootches to the girls, Trixie and Stella!!

I hope your mouth continues to heal and the pain eases soon! Big hugs! Take care Amy! x

ABBY said...

Glad all the kitties are doing well! Just hang in there Amy it will bet better at work! And do not worry about commenting. It happens to all of us. Miss you!
purrs
>^,,^<
♥Abby♥

Au and Target said...

Hooray for happy cats, and hope that dental problem heals ASAP. It's depressing not having good teeth...

BeadedTail said...

We're glad all the kitties are doing well! We sure hope things improve at your job. It's awful dealing with that stress every day. Hope your mouth feels better soon too! Hugs and purrs to you!

Natalie said...

I'm glad to hear that the kitties are doing well! The mouth thing sounds frustrating - I hope it feels better soon!

(And I can totally relate to the guilty feelings: I'm like that too.)

chezcat1970 said...

That is so sweet that Barney likes to snuggle with his little ladycat sisters. We're glad that everything is OK over there--we understand about not having the ambition to post! Mama's life has been like that for a couple of weeks.

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

Momma cried when we dropped the SUV off at the mechanic who bought it from us when we got Pumpkin, so I totally understand.

It is good to hear all the kitties are doing well and are happily growing into a comfortable family. We love the glimpses of their interactions.

White Dog healing energy that your mouth is feeling better soon; there is nothing as uncomfortable as mouth pain.

Tia said...

Amy, so nice to see you back! I'm sorry that the human vet peoples had to do horrid stuff to your teeht. My human got that done yesterday too and she was all sortsa miserable when she came home. I sent my little girl kitten to cuddle her, and that seemed to cheer her up a lot. Hey, if you're really miserable, why not give up the work hunt and hunt mousies and bugs and feathers instead? It always makes me happy to catch the feathers, so I bet it would help you too! Anyway, it's way more fun than work hunting, or so the human implies.

Miss you lots! oh, and if you want a kitten to snuggle, I'd be happy to offload them onto you, ahem, I mean, let you come cuddle with them, while I put my paws up for a bit.

oliverandruby said...

Thank yoo for the update on all our fuuriends! We hope yoo are feeling better soon! Oliver and Ruby xxxx

Bryan said...

I can sympathize with you about work, mine is very draining also. Glad to hear you are feeling better, and that everyone is doing fine.

The Zoolatry Girls said...

Quick note here ~ did you get our email, with attachments?
The "Z" Girls

Beth said...

Take care and feel better soon!
Beth

Admiral Hestorb said...

you are a joy to read when you blog. love allof you to bits.

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

Hi Amy! We love to read your noos posts. We are glad yoor poorly toof is feeling better and sorry abowt your job. Smoochies.

Rene said...

We are purring for you (your mouth) and hope to see some photos soon. :-)