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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!!

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Holy Cow are we back?!?

Hey everyone! I know it has been a VERY long time since I posted anything on here and a LOT has gone on. Work has actually gotten worse - I know hard to believe - and it just is stressing me out so much! For the most part the cats are doing great, but sadly Kirzon passed away last year at the ripe old age of 17.  I know he had a good life with us but I miss him lots all the time. Barney has gotten to be a bit of a bully with everyone, I think he wants to be the alpha cat.  Lola is still her normal, crazy old lady self.  Virgil is still the loner/rebel cat he was before - tell him not to knock something down and he will do it immediately.  Gus is still Mr. Responsible - I would trust him to be in charge any day.  Stella is a great girl - not the most snuggly but loves to be petted and get attention (as long as she doesn't have to sit on your lap), and Trixie, well, she has grown up to be a huge snugglebug.  She sleeps by me every night, and snuggles with her big brothers when she can (Gus and Barney are the snugglebugs of the house along with her). 
For me, I still have the same crappy job (as mentioned above) and I know I won't be able to visit everyone like I used to, which I think is part of how I got overwhelmed before.  But I do want to post sometimes - probably a lot less often, and just let you guys all know we are still here and still doing well. I haven't taken a ton of photos lately, but here is a super cute one of Barney all snuggled up in a blanket the other day that I think is pretty cute.  So, I guess we are back!
ETA: And I am sad to see that one of our friends from before had to be helped to the bridge - it is sad news to return to, but sadly that is how life is.  We are all very sad to hear that Derby had to leave, but we know he will see lots of friends up there. 


The J-Cats said...

Wow! You HAVE been away a long time, and no mistake! Since your last post, EVERYTHING has changed here. Both Pixie and Possum flew off to the Bridge (aged 16 and a half and 17 and a half respectively) and they sent, at intervals, Trixie, Caspurr and Shimshon (Shimshi) to comfort me.
And I myself have retired. Unlike you, I actually quite enjoyed my job but it's nice to have more time for myself and for my furbabies.
Hope you won't be letting so much time go by before your next post.
Welcome back, anyway!

Cara n Crew said...

it is so good to hear from you! we think of you :) we had hoped the job stuff would be better. We are sorry to hear about Kirzon and are glad to hear everybuddy else is doing ok. We hope you all had a Merry Christmas and we send our best purrs and prayers for a wonderful New Year to come.

Pip, Smidgen, Minnie, Hollie

Cheri Wildcatwoods said...

So glad to hear from you again - please don't go away so long without anyone having a way to contact you. So many of us were very worried!

Cats of Wildcat Woods

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Bibi-Chan, Gen-Chan, Vidock, Violette said...

Wow! Is it really YOU???? It's great to get your news, although we are sad about Kirzon. So many great cats have left us… Anyway, we're still around but are family has gotten bigger and…somewhat more diverse!

The Chans of The Poupounette

Tails from the Foster Kittens said...

That is an awful adorable photo..

Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs said...

We are so sorry to hear about Kirzon. Our belated Condolences on his loss.

Good to see y'all again.

TK and Pip said...

Welcome back, we have missed you!

Derby, Ducky said...

How kind of you to remember Derby. We are missing the big guy.

Ducky and Mum.

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

I am nw to blogging this year and just heard you had a new post-welcome back.

Sweet Purrfections said...

How nice to see you again. We realize by the date of your last post that you may not know who we are. Our mom is Mom Paula and she used to have Sweet Praline. We're the new fur children in her house and are at a different blog. Just post when you want. Our mom finds it an escape from the stresses of her job.

Truffle and Brûlée

Jans Funny Farm said...

So glad to see a post. We have been so worried about you since you just dropped away.

We're sorry about Kirzon. WE have lost many friends to the bridge these last three years.

We aren't able to get around to visit as much as we used to, but we do hope you will post occasionally. Thanks for the update.


So glad to see your post and update. All of us have to juggle time constraints, and hopefully most find this (blogging) fun. If it seems overwhelming then you're right it's time to step back and slow down. Continued good thoughts for you and all the kitties.

Jacqueline said...

Welcome back!...So good to hear from you about all your babies, Amy; I've often wondered how you guys were and glad things are going as well as possible, except with the damn job of course=I can relate...My sincere condolences about the loss of Kirzon, it is never easy to let our babies go but LOVE never dies, so he will always be with you...Wishing you and all your babies a very Happy New Year filled with great health, great joy and great love!!...Sending love and hugs to you guys...J, Calle, Halle, Sukki, Mommy Cat, Daddy Cat

The Island Cats said...

So great to hear from you! We're sad to hear about Kirzon, but glad to hear everybuddy else is doing okay...well, 'cept for your crappy job.

We hope you will post more...when you can, of course.

Brian said...

Oh my goodness, I had to look twice. We are so glad to see you and we are very sorry to hear about Kirzon. Don't be gone for so long this time!!! Happy New Year from all of us.

The Florida Furkids said...

It's great to see you back!!!

The Florida Furkids

meowmeowmans said...

It's so nice to hear from you again, dear friends! We're sorry to hear about Kirzon going to the Bridge. Sammy flew there, too, last April. Maybe the two of them are hanging out together now.

Happy new year!

Angel and Kirby said...

We have missed you.I tried to send you an email to check on you but must have had the wrong address. I am so sorry about Kirzon. I took in my Mom's cat after she passed and now Mac has gone, too. We have added Max ( I know, too confusing ) He is a yellow and white kitty. It took him many months to settle in but is now a part of the family.

We do not blog very often, either, and I do not visit as much as I use to, but i am trying to get back to that.

Good to hear from you. Keep in touch!

Laila and Minchie said...

Are we ever happy you are back and okay! We were all worried. Hoping you and all the furries have a Happy New Year!