Pawprints On My Heart

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

A Note From Kellykat

I just wanted to thank all the wonderful furry friends and beans who have been leaving me messages of encouragement and support. I feel special everyday that I discover one waiting for me. It means a great deal to know that there are so many fabulous friends that have me in their hearts.

I also have received many Christmas and Get Well cards from you. They are all beautiful and I have surrounded myself with them to remind me that I need to hurry up and get better so I can resume my place in the blogosphere!

While I have been away from the keyboard I have been well taken care of. We do A LOT of this:

The kitties take turns keeping me company and its just what the doctor ordered!

Thanks for not forgetting us and I promise that the kitties and I will be back real soon. We hope you all had a wonderful holiday season.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Steady Progress :)

good morning furry friends and beans! :)

kellykat came home on Thursday as hoped! and even tho she was a tad bit groggy and slow, she was sooooo happy to see stryder, scotchy and sugar! who isn't always in need of a little kitty therapy anyhoo, right? :)

the first day was a bit rough. it was hard for kellykat to sleep and a challenge to get all the protein drink down. her digestive system wasn't quite in sync, either, if ya know what i mean! :( however, by Friday things were getting a little easier. she has even been taking little walks and it helps her feel better overall! she's still tired quite a bit, but as she is able to get food and supplements down she will gain energy--and she's looking forward to that!

i read all your lovely comments to kellykat over the phone! she giggled and "awwwww"ed and it just warmed her heart to hear from you all. (and
Whicky, Angel, Oliver, Gerry & Mum--i DID do the rumbly purrs!!) so again, thank you! there's nothing like knowing people care to help overcome life's challenges and to speed up healing. even when she's tired, there's still a renewed spark in her voice and i know that's a VERY good thing!

oh, and there HAVE been a couple instances of uncontrolled biscuit making on kellykat's tummy! :-O oopsie!! shhhhh, don't tell scotchy i told on her tho. hehe. the second instance kellykat was able to let scotchy lie down for a little bit in just the right spot on her tummy. i think they both rather quite enjoyed it :)

so, that's the latest! kellykat may feel like sitting at the computer sometime soon to chat with you all, or maybe one of the kitties might have a few spare moments from taking care of and watching over their precious Meowmy to say hello! but either way, someone will be back again soon to chit chat and update.

hope you all are having a furriffic weekend!! =) thank you again for all your love and purrayers!!

~aunt josey~

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Update on Meowmy!

hello everyone! aunt josey here :)

stryder, scotchy and sugar asked if i would fill in for them to let you know about how their meowmy's doing! they are busy making biscuits on her bed and keeping it warm until she comes home :) they miss her so much but know she is in good hands!

kellykat's surgery went veryvery well yesterday! once the doctors got over some challenges with her IV, everything went smoothly. she was up and walking within hours of leaving the recovery room!

she has been able to keep a good amount of sustenance down and is looking forward to regaining her energy soon :) she is staying at least one more night, as the doctors are still monitoring her kidney function. she is in very little pain and so thankful! she is also extremely grateful that her boy-honey bean and parents have been there to give her strength and encouragement every step of the way!

she also wanted to let you know she is most appreciative of all the purrayers and good thoughts you've been sending her way! they are helping more than you know. THANK YOU!!!

and i have to add one personal note from myself...i have known kellykat IRL for over 20 years and i must express how PROUD i am of her and how COURAGEOUS she has been! she has been very steadfast for several months in preparing herself mentally, physically and spiritually for this change in her life, and i know that with her focused determination, lots of healing laughter and support from family and friends (beans AND furry kritters alike!) she will heal very quickly and be well on her way. i also know that she will be eager to take over the blog reigns soon, but until then i'll be helping out stryder and the crew!

thank you again for your encouragement and we will check back in again soon!

(((HUGS!!))) and lots of purrs,

stryder, scotchy, sugar and
aunt josey :)
(and of course, cousins
snax, trixie, cadet and cali!)

P.S. thank you to the folks at cat blogosphere for remembering kellykat yesterday!! how thoughtful!

Monday, December 8, 2008

Happy Holidays

Check out these lovely graphics from the Human at Zoolatry!

We are wishing you and yours a very happy holiday season. We will not be around for a while as you may know cause our typist, Meowmy, is having surgery tomorrow. She asked us to say a great big "thank you" to all the nice kitties and beans who have left her messages of love and encouragement, it has meant the world to her to know that so many friends out there care for her. We will be purring for her and taking care of her until she is able to return to her blogging duties. Thanks for coming by, we hope to see you all real soon!
-Stryder, Scotchy and Sugar

Monday, December 1, 2008

Happy Happy Gotcha Day Scotchy!

Hello everyone! Meowmy here, I'm taking over today to give a special message to one of my favorite girl kitties.
It was 3 short years ago that you became a part of our family. You were such an unexpected gift. The cute little foxy kitty who just showed up out of nowhere. You were persistent and you charmed us all. Now you have a special place in our home and our hearts. You bring us so much joy and happiness. We are so lucky to have been chosen by you little girl! We love you and are grateful to be your people. We look forward to celebrating many, many more special days with you.

In honor of Scotchy's special day we would like to give a prize to one of our blogging friends. If you would like to receive your very own copy of "Purry Logic" by Jane Seabrook please leave a comment on this post. A name will be drawn at random and the book will be sent directly to you from the publisher. You have until Thursday evening at 6:00 pm eastern time to leave your request.

Now I'll turn the blog back over to the kitties and go find Miss Scotchy so I can shower her in head scritches, chin rubs, and Party Mix while she showers me in kitty drool, purrs and makes biscuits on my tummy.

P.S. Special thanks to Ann of Zoolatry for the gotcha graphic.

UPDATE: Concatulations to Lorianna of Twilight's Muse. She won the copy of Purry Logic. Thanks to everycat who participated.

Friday, November 28, 2008

We Are So Proud

We are so proud of our Meowmy. She has been working very hard at something for several months now and she is finally close to the finish line. She hasn't wanted us to talk about it because she was afraid it might jinx it but now she says its ok to tell you.

All her life Meowmy has had problems with her weight. She has always been the one to get picked on and made to feel like she was never good enough. No matter how smart, or nice or funny or self sacrificing she is, it is just never good enough to make people forget what she looks like on the outside and just accept her for who she is on the inside. Now we have always loved her for who she is and never cared what she looks like but us cats are far more accepting than most humans out there, right kitties?

She has had to deal with a lot of rejection but she always claimed it made her stronger. But we all know that even so it still hurts a lot inside. She began to think that maybe this is why she has been rejected so much while she's been looking for a new day hunting place too. Not only that but she has begun to have some scary health issues as well because of her weight. That makes us sad cause we want her to be around for a long long time to take care of us and give us scritches and stinky goodness and yes, even shove that darned flashy box thing in our faces too.

Recently her mom and dad bean offered her an opportunity she couldn't turn down. They wanted to use her dad bean's 401K money to pay for her to have gastric bypass surgery. Her mom bean had it done almost 2 years ago and she is looking great and has never felt better. Almost all of her health problems have disappeared and never heard from again. This is what we all want for our Meowmy. So since June of this year she has been actively pursuing this path to healthiness. There have been so many hoops she has had to jump thru to get here but she is finally here. She has a surgery date and time set.

But here is the part that we are especially proud of. For the past several weeks she has been making drastic changes to her diet and eating habits. First it was just cutting down on calories and making healthier choices, and now she is on a special liquid diet to prepare her for the upcoming surgery. Can you imagine a Thanksgiving where you couldn't eat a single bite of all the festive goodies? No turkey, no mashed potatoes, no pumpkin pie? Well she did it! She made it thru with flying colors! She didn't even think about having a bite. We are so proud of her! She is pawsome. She told us that we could help to support her by eating her share of the turkey. We all agreed that it was the least we could do for such a good Meowmy. And all of her hard work has paid off. She found out yesterday that in the past 5 weeks, she has lost 21 lbs!!! Yay Meowmy!!!! Yay!!! We couldn't be more excited for her, she deserves it.

She still has several days to go before her surgery on December 9th. We plan to spend as much time with her as possible supporting her and loving her as only we can. We may not be around much for the next couple of weeks but I'm sure you all will understand and excuse our absence. This is a major surgery and has risks involved with it but we are purring for a positive outcome. So if you have the time please come by and purr with us and wish our Meowmy the best, she needs all the encouragement she can get. Thanks for being such good friends to us all.
-Stryder, Scotchy & Sugar

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Friday, November 14, 2008

Getting Clicky With It

So the other day when Meowmy was outside investigating the bee hive she got inspired by all the colorful leaves. She started clicking that camera like crazy. Since she is a pretty good Meowmy most the time we said that she could share some of her favorites with you all here on our blog. Wasn't that generous of us? We're hoping by setting this example she will be generous with the treats. With the exception of the fire pictures and the last "colorful trees" one these were all taken in our very own yard. We think some of these are pretty good. Please enjoy!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Danger! Danger Will Robinson!

Yesterday Meowmy noticed something weird in our trees in the front yard so like any blogger with a camera she went out to snap some pictures. Until the weather got cold we had been bugged (mol sorry couldn't resist it) by a zillion bees, well now we know why and more importantly where they went.

See how close they are to our house? This is not good. These bees were really annoying. Meowmy couldn't go outside for more than 2 minutes before they would be crawling on her. Once she said that they even went between her toes! That freaked her out but she stayed still and did not get stung. Plus they stole our foods! Yeah, they would swarm all over it and try to fly off with crunchies. It wasn't too bad for me and Scotchy and Sugar cause we mostly eat in the house but poor Grayboy and Silver. They are the two feral kitties that eat on our back porch. We think Grayboy actually got stung in the mouth while eating. Something has to be done about this!
While Meowmy was out snapping pictures she saw something else that was much more dangerous. Predators! Do you see them? They are kinda tiny in these pictures but scary none the less. These big hawks like to fly in circular patterns and swoop down and get their lunch to go! They have been known to fly off with all kinds of small critters including cats!

There were only 3 in that first picture but the last one we counted 10! They start at one end of the neighborhood and slowly make there way to the other. Poor Sugar was out playing in the woods when they showed up. She saw Meowmy and started crying for help! Meowmy found her and escorted her up to the house so she would not become some mean old birds lunch. Good thing Meowmy showed up when she did.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Monday, November 10, 2008

King Stryder

I know this may look a little feminine but my Meowmy assured me that this is truly my Mancat crown. I like all the sparkles, don't you?

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Dona Nobis Pacem

It Came!

The prize package that Stryder won for his entry in the Simply Siamese Fall Contest arrived a few days ago.

He was so proud to have won! He won the Lazy Crazy Fall category sponsored by Sassy Cat.

He couldn't wait to tear into it!

There were so many cool toys he didn't know what to think!

The mouse became a quick favorite. It squeaks when you whap it around.

After playing with the mouse for a while we headed back to the bedroom for some more playtime.

The bird was pretty yummy.

But the fish was too interesting to pass up.

Can you tell that all of the toys had nip in them?

After a long evening of testing out all the toys he finally passed out and had nip colored dreams.
Thanks so much to the wonderful beans that picked out these great prizes, they were purrfect!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Friday, October 31, 2008

Winners Are Posted!

No, these aren't the winners but it's Halloween so we wanted to wear our costumes one last time!
Don't we look great!?!
Ha ha! Sugar looks so funny!

Holmes already started his trick or treating! He's got a nip nanner and som Party Mix.

Even Meowmy got in on the act!

Winners of the Halloween Floof Costume Contest are now posted. Be sure to stop by and see if your favorite won. Have a Safe & Happy Halloween!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

World Premiere

Hey efurrybody, we're movie stars! Yes, its true. Our Uncle Tod gave Meowmy a camera that makes videos! Wasn't that nice of him? He said that he had a new camera and didn't use his old one anymore so he just gave it to her! So now we get to star in our own movies. So far we just have one but we would like to share it with you. We'll wait right here while you go get some nip or popcorn or something. Dum...te dum dum....are you back? Ok great, lets start the show!

So what did you think? Pretty cool right? Meowmy said that she didn't like her voice and that she is still learning how to use the camera but all in all it wasn't half bad, especially since there was no script and it was filmed on our back porch on a windy day. We hope you enjoyed it, til next time!

-Stryder & Scotchy

P.S. Today is the last day to vote for your favorite in the Halloween Floof Costume Contest. You have until 10 PM so don't delay!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Did Ya Hear?

I won! I won! I won the category of Lazy Crazy Fall sponsored by Sassy Cat! Yeah I know, I was surprised too! Thanks to efurryone who voted for me, you're pawsome!

Sassy's human is having surgery right now so the meezer's who held the contest are gonna send me something in her place. Isn't that nice of them? Get well soon Sassy's mom!

Speaking of contests, voting is going on right now in Scotchy's costume contest. Be sure to stop by and cast your vote for your favorite entry!

Monday, October 27, 2008

Creepy Crawlies

So here I was last night minding my own business, my girl had been calling me and calling me to come in but I just wasn't ready to yet. She had come home from her weekend with Almost Dad and was wanting to snuggle with me but I was taking my time and making her wait. She should have figured that something was up cause I am normally waiting at her car door to escort her into the house when she gets home, I don't punish her for not being home, I'm happy she comes back.

Well she just couldn't wait (can you blame her?) so she scooped me up and took me to her room and let the loving commence. I got on her chest and got all scritched and scratched and pet and purred for a good 10 minutes and then it was off to the food bowl. When I jumped back up onto the bed I went to my corner and began my bath. About 5 licks into it I got up and turned my back on her, she just thought I was being discrete but I had a secret. And I left it for her on her blanket.

At first she didn't see it, she just thought it was a clump of fur but boy was she wrong. I had to focus all of my attention on it before she would investigate. My powers of mind control finally paid off cause she got off her duff and took a closer look. And guess what she found. A SLUG!! He he ha ha ha! Boy was she unhappy! Even after she removed the poor thing she still was looking all over for slimy things all night. I tried to spare her from it but she was just too impatient. I guess she got her Halloween trick a little early this year!

P.S. Voting has begun for the Halloween Floof Costume Contest, be sure to go cast your vote for your favorite post!