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Thursday, May 5, 2011

Things on Thursday!

Hi Everyone! First, this is basically a random post - I just thought it was nice to have the title be Things this time - don't ask me why.

I think it is cool that a bunch of you checked out the link to Blue Buddha and the kitty armour. They are one of the sites I order my chainmail rings from and I follow their blog too. Their mascot is a kitty so they are obviously cool (doggie would also have been acceptable of course). I would recommend them to anyone (and their instructions are wonderful too).

So lets see, what is up with the cats. Trixie is a total snugglebug and she deals with all the older, bigger cats well. Barney is a bopper (he has been known to just randomly smack the others for no reason - I think he wants to play but they don't get it). It doesn't even phase Trixie. She will chase the others as much as they chase her and will even start it sometimes - she loves to play so much. Her belly fur is growing back from her ladygardenectomy, but one of the disolving stitches is working its way out - it isn't bad or anything but it FREAKS ME OUT and I can't even talk about it to Brad without him cringing. I hope it falls out soon!

Barney's second birthday is coming up on May 16 - we think he was probably born right around that day. We will be having a big party and hope you will all be there! I can still remember the first time I saw him at the vets - someone had left him there at their door in a box, and he needed a forever home. He was so cute, and I was there with one of the other cats for an appointment. I fell in love, called Brad on the drive home to talk about it and we decide to make him our baby! So as I drove I tried to pick a name - I of course had my girl name picked out (Trixie) but didn't have a boys - so I started to go through the TV shows I liked by day - I found it on Monday night (How I Met Your Mother) with Barney. And boy, it is a perfect name for him. I called the vet as soon as I got home and then was able to pick him up a few days later. Anyway, I will have more, including his baby pictures, as we lead up to his big second birthday party.

Speaking of pictures, I will try and get some posted - I really need to do that post about the toy exchange too (I feel guilty I haven't worked on it but I haven't had a chance). I haven't taken any lately so I will get right on that!

Lola has been super crabby lately and peeing again - she seems to be feeling ok but it has been raining a lot here and she isn't a fan of rain at all - she thinks all rain mean storms will be coming.  Hopefully a few days of nice weather will put her in a better mood. I have also been playing one of her favorite games with her - chase the laser pointer. She could hear the button on it click from a mile away. Oh, fun fact - the one I use in her room is a green laser pointer. I got it with my geekpoints at ThinkGeek because yes, I am that much of a nerd. My next goal - either a blue or the blue-lavender one (such a pretty color). When the rest play it is your standard red (and so you know I am SUPER careful with all, but especially the green one - luckily I am a pro at NOT getting it in their eyes).

Kirzon is a crazy old mancat. He now drinks from their upstairs fountain directly where the water comes out - it is so funny. He is getting nasty breath again so I broke down and am trying some of the dental spray stuff - he hates it but he hasn't tried to kill me over it either. It is supposed both prevent dental problems and be soothing, so I think that is why I am still alive.

Oh, I haven't posted Randomness much lately, so lets see, lunch is a sandwich - turkey and havarti with horseradish spread on seeded rye, and chocolate pudding. And of course a Dr. Pepper. I switched to sandwiches because they are way cheaper then TV dinners - which aren't to pricey in themselves, but I also got sick of them.

Ok, back to cats. Gus is his usual, German self. He loves to play with Trixie and sleeps near her a lot. He always checks the ceiling fan for bubbles before bed (when I blow bubbles for them to play with they are attracted to the fan in the updraft so he seems to think they originate there) and he is still a jewel thief.

Stella is doing good - we talked about it and decided that it is best for her to be friends with all the mancats who are interested in her - because that way she won't have to hurt anyones feelings. She wanted to just date all of them but I said no, she should just be friends and see what happens. She was so flattered though, and hopes that all the mancats will stop by the party for Barney and say hi to her. She also said that "they are all so handsome". She is a tomboy but can be quite girly sometimes too!

Virgil is good - he is the yelliest of all the cats, and of course the squeaker too. Being the second smallest (Trixie is still smaller at this point) he can get into places a lot of the others don't. We couldn't find him last night and we checked everywhere - usually I will at least hear a squeak and didn't even get that. He is the crafty one who wants to get out more than the others, so I panicked a lot, but we found him in Lola's room. No clue where he was hiding but there he was. If I ever can't find him all I have to do usually is either start the printer (he loves that thing) or go upstairs and open Lola's door (he will go and wait for me to let him in even if I am not going in that room - he loves it in there). He has been a bit angry because Gus and Stella are both sitting in his favorite spot on top of the printer - he will stand below, go up on his back legs, yell, but won't go so far as to knock them down or anything. And he and Trixie play together which is great - she is the perfect size. He plays with Barney but Barney is big and can get rough, so then Virgil yells (he yells anyway but only with Barney, and I will think he is getting hurt and it will turn out that he is the one beating up Barney half the time). But he and Trixie are so close in size it seems like more fun to me.

They are all getting along pretty well if you ask me. Lola is the wildcard but I think once the spring rains are gone she will calm down. And since I do open her window a bit for her when I am home she loves it.

Other than that, I am working on a secret surprise for someone which I am doing when I am home from work, and so I haven't done much picture taking and the house is a mess. I still get a headache from work everyday and hate the place in general but I am keeping my hopes up and trying to find a new place. In the mean time at least I have a job so that is good. I hate complaining about it all the time but boy it frustrates me so much.

Anyway I will try to get some pics up and the toy post in the next few days! And I will be getting Barney's party ready for the 16th - we hope to see you there!!


Mr. Grumpster Wilfred III said...

wow! you have 7 kitties now!! so awesome! i did not have time to read the post cuz mom is at work but we will catch up soon! thanks for stopping by and i have missed you guys too!!

Clooney said...

Well hello there Amy! That is a great update on all of the kitties! We will stop by for the B-Day party...will there be any ham? It's almost Friday and we hopes you have a great weekend with many special kitty cuddles.

Luv Cloon

meowmeowmans said...

Thanks for the thorough update, Amy! We always love reading about all your cats. Glad to hear they are for the most part getting along so well. :)

We will come to Barney's party for sure!!!

Happy Cinco de Mayo to you, Brad, and the whole gang! :)

Anakin Man said...

We love 'da updates, but me loves 'da fact 'dat Barneys b-day is May 16th!! Mine's is May 19th Hu Hu's!!

May is good month yes!

And me sissy TriXie says for me's to say hello to yous TriXie!

good hearing updates,
Anakin Man


Fabulous update on all the kitties and we are so glad everyone is doing so well. We hope your headaches will cease, that has to be awful. Looking forward to the BIG purrday pawty.

>^..^< >^..^< >^..^< >^..^< >^..^<
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Brian said...

That a great update and I'm so glad that Trixie is doing so good!

Marilia said...

Hi! Tomorrow my fifth cat arrives here.
Great update to us and to you!

BeadedTail said...

We enjoyed the update all efurryone! We hope Lola gets better after the rain stops. We'll be at Barney's birthday party too!

OKcats said...

Wow! There is a lot going on there! Our mom gets overwhelmed with 1/10th of that stuff!

White Dog Blog said...

The kitties sound like a lifeline to sanity for you! Everyone seems like their usual self and that is good. We love your updates and random posts.

Thanks for the kind words of welcome you left for my new brother, YoYo. He is amazed at how wonderful everyone in the blogging community is.

Andrea and the Celestial Kitties said...

Cool randomness!

I love that Trixie is a snugglebug! Family trait? Her brother Leo is such a big snuggler! He just got down from a huge snuggle and since it’s shedding season, I’m still coughing up furballs lol!

Getting smacked doesn’t phase Leo either. He has taken to diving at Star, causing her to try to give him the smack down and chase him. She’s got fast paws but he’s a faster runner! I swear he’s giggling as he runs from her.. He definitely loves to play!

Andrea and the Celestial Kitties said...

Cool randomness!

I love that Trixie is a snugglebug! Family trait? Her brother Leo is such a big snuggler! He just got down from a huge snuggle and since it’s shedding season, I’m still coughing up furballs lol!

Getting smacked doesn’t phase Leo either. He has taken to diving at Star, causing her to try to give him the smack down and chase him. She’s got fast paws but he’s a faster runner! I swear he’s giggling as he runs from her.. He definitely loves to play!

Old Kitty said...

Awww hugs to adorable Lola!! Awww - let's hope the nicer weather makes her happier!! And yay for Stella being friends with all her admirers - that's so sweet!! And great to know that Trixie's tummy floof is growing again - but yikes to that stitch thing!! Oh dear! Awww gorgeous Kirzon is just lovely and yay for Virgil being the loudest even if he is small!!!

Gorgeous Barney!!!!! Can't wait for his birthday pawty!! Yay!!

And as for Gus being his German self - lol!!!!! What a cutie!!

Have a great weekend all at Amy and the House of Cats! Take care

Anonymous said...

Great update, and we will definitely stop by for the birthday party!

Bailey Be Good! said...

I was lead to your blog by the name -- I couldn't imagine anyone having a "house of cats!" I had to see it for myself. ;)

I don't have too many cat friends, but I do have a couple, and some cat cousins. It sounds like you truly do have a house of cats! :)

It's nice to meet you all!

Woofs & hugs,


The Adventures of Scarlett and Melly said...

Thanks for all the updates! See you at Barney's party! (I love that he got his name from HIMYM - such a good show.)

Tia and Millie said...

Wow, such a lot of updates! Me and the human are glad to hear that everyone's doing well, and hope that Lola will stopp peeing too. Sorry we haven't been by in a while!

Debra Taylor said...

Barney the Bopper reminds me of our outdoor feral, Bootsie. He used to do that with his brother all the time when they were kittens. Have a great weekend!


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Oskar said...

We enjoyed the catch up & even checked out the kitty armor. Very cool!

Nubbin wiggles,

Unknown said...

We love all of your kitties, they're wonderful! Lola is a beauty - we have a Lola,too, she's small & black with a bit of white on her chest and the youngest of the brood at 1-year old. Barney is adorable & we love that he's a bopper! He probably wants everyone to play. Lola is like that!
Kirzon is a great cat name! Isn't Stella popular?! Good for her! Gus, love that name. We used to have a Gus visit frequently but he didn't want to stay. Virgil's awesome!

We were attracted by your username we saw in a comment since we have an Amy (me!) and with my husband, Scott, we started a blog for our cats - Feline Family. But I, Amy, have another blog started 2 years ago that's mostly about books and cats called "The House of the Seven Tails"!

Please come by and visit Feline Family when you have a chance!

Danielle said...

I hope Lola feels better soon. If she wants, she can teleport up here and visit me! It's furry nice and warm.

I will definitely be your date for Barney's birthday party, my sweet Virg!

the booker man said...

miss amy,

well, i am a total fan of randomosity! teehee. thankies for the updates on all the kitties! happy almost birthday to barney! and i sure hope miss lola will get some sunshineys soon so she won't feel all cranky pants anymore. lots of rain is no funsies at all!

the booker man

pee s -- my mama 'n daddy love thinkgeek, too. heeheehee.

pee pee s -- your turkey 'n havarti sandwich is totally givin' me the droolies!!!

The Creek Cats said...

Happy weekend, friends!

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Marley, and Laz) said...

Wow, that was quite an update on evryone! We hardly know what to say but that we unnerstand about random whappin an bubbles.

An we gotta ask about that potent sandwich you had. Please tell us the choclat pudding was separate!

Sagira said...

You going to have a big ol party on the 16th?

Sounds like things are going well, that is always good to hear.

Can't wait to see some photos. :)

Ariel said...

Wow that's alot to update.Happy Mother's Day to your mom.

Karen Jo said...

Thanks for all the updates. We will try to make Mom let us come over for Barney's party.

Herman and Emma

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

Wot a wonderful catch-up post! We can't wait for Barney's party!
Mom wants to know if yoo are on FaceBook? She has only just joined up herself (prolly the last person in the UK to do so! :sheesh:. She said if yoo are can you invite her to be a friend but be sure to state hoo yoo are ~ 'cos she is nervous of "friending" strangers.

♥Mona + Prissy + Angel Weenie♥ said...

Hi there kitties & Amy.

Thanks for the update on all of you. It's so much fun ready about all of you.

Maybe someday Mommy will let us have a kitty.

xxooxx & {{huggies}}...Mona & Weenie