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.