Sunday, October 8, 2017

Vet Visit, Going Away, etc.

On Friday, Pierrot and I went to the vet for our annual exams. The lady was proud of how well we did. It was very stressful, though. We will be boarding here at the vet and that's the reason for the exams. They're required. The lady should have taken a picture of the boarding area. It's actually quite nice and for kitties only.


In about a week, the lady and big guy are leaving for four days in Miami. It's an award trip from the lady's work. There will be 600 other employees (1-2% of the company won this annual award) with their guests there as well. The lady doesn't want to be ungrateful--she's very grateful for the recognition--but would actually prefer not to go. She doesn't want to leave us and has some anxiety about all the things planned and forced when on the trip. If it were just a trip for her and the big guy, she would be much more relaxed about it. Enough about her.

Pierrot and I are healthy. The lady will get a call on Monday on urine and poo results. I'm starting a new medication for my back legs. We haven't talked about it here, but I've had an issue with my back legs for at least a year. It got very bad at one time. The lady stopped feeding me food with fish and it improved but it's not perfect. My back legs are very stiff and give out for seemingly no reason one to multiple times a day. I don't seem to be in pain and I even run around when playing. The vet admits it's a mystery on what's causing this. One theory is that because I'm declawed, I walk differently. (Interestingly, she's not convinced that stopping the fish is the reason for the improvement.)  Another theory is that it's arthritis. We will have an x-ray done if I worsen or if the medication doesn't work. The lady isn't completely sure if medication is the right idea long term since I don't seem to be in pain.  I have been getting cosequin for a few months and that also seems to lessen the number of times my back legs give out.

If you've read this far, thank you. We know this is much wordier than we ever post. We sure are revealing today.


Friday, October 6, 2017

Friendly Fill-Ins

Hello! Today, the lady took the day off from work to get some things done. Fortunately, that gives her time to participate in Friendly Fill-Ins too. I helped by doing numbers one and two.






1. October is the perfect time to bring out the blankets and watch the leaves fall.

2. Halloween is fine as long as no kids knock on my door. I used to think trick-or-treating meant they come to bring me cat treats. Turns out I was tricked!

3. Every October, I enjoy the fall season. There's a special feeling in the air. I love the colors of the leaves.

4. My experience with the supernatural world has to do with my Christian faith.

Thank you to our lovely hosts, 15andmeowing and McGuffy's Reader!




Sunday, October 1, 2017

My Week - 9/25


Here's my journal for the week:
  • Since the weather has been cooler, I've been enjoying looking out the window instead of spending much time on the balcony. 
  • We received our Chewy delivery and Pierrot is enjoying the packing paper just like Laila.
  • I'm happy about all the food in the Chewy delivery!
  • The lady found the remnants of the moth under a pad we keep on the floor next to the window.
  • I sleep every night in the bed with the lady. I have a routine. She shuts off the light and I have a snack. I then maybe have a drink of water or just hang out for a bit. Then, I meow for her to put me on the bed. The bed is super low and I jump on it during the day, but at night I insist on being put on the bed. I meow until she gets up and lifts me to the bed. This is the way I roll.
Yo, homies!


Sunday, September 24, 2017

Easy Sunday



I know I'm on the bed a lot in my pictures, but it's a place where I'll cooperate, somewhat, with having my picture taken. Whenever the lady or big guy go in the bedroom, I follow them in there and jump on the bed because I know I'll get petting and attention. I love it.

This was an uneventful week. I was miffed at the lady for missing Meow Like a Pirate Day. We've been posting on that day ever since I came to live here. She should have put a reminder in her calendar. I'm a kitty. I can't be relied upon to keep her on task except for my meals.

I wonder if I could ship Pierrot somewhere...


Sunday, September 17, 2017

Easy Sunday


I want to tell you about the fun I had yesterday. A moth was in the house. I ruthlessly stalked it over the course of several hours. The lady is always astonished by my murdering-for-sport pursuits. She doesn't understand how I can normally be so sweet and gentle and yet so merciless when it comes to bugs (and one hapless lizard in Texas).  It was the highlight of my week!


The highlight of Pierrot's week was finding another comfortable pillow. Remotes, laptop batteries, speakers all make the best pillows according to Pierrot.

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Praying for FL

Hello, friends. Florida is very much on our minds and hearts. We are praying. We really want people and animals to be safe.

I'm watching the big guy do some chores. 



The big guy needed a place for his lens cap and Pierrot was happy to help.


Monday, September 4, 2017

Happy Labor Day!

We are laboring hard at hardly laboring.

Happy Labor Day to our friends in the U. S. and Canada. Otherwise, happy Monday!

Friday, September 1, 2017

Flashback Friday and Friendly Fill-Ins

This picture is exactly six years ago. I was five. I had just moved in with the lady and big guy.
Annie, 9/1/11, less than two weeks after she came to live with us

We haven't participated in Friendly Fill-Ins in quite some time. The lady needs time to think and her work has been using up all her thinking capacity. I decided to give her break and took two of these fill-ins, numbers one and four.

1. My favorite fictional character is Garfield. What's not to love? He's orange, stripey, lazy and loves to eat! That's my kind of kitty!

2. A new TV show or film I am looking forward to this fall is _________.  I tried to find a movie coming out that I'd like to see and I couldn't find one I'm interested in. I'll look forward to reading others' answers. I'm sure I'm missing something really good.

3. One of my very favorite books is To Kill a Mockingbird. Only one?  I can change my mind every few minutes on my favorite book, but I remember reading this and realizing how special this book is.

4. The best time to curl up with the lady is in the evening while she's in the recliner reading or watching TV (but sometimes I lie down on the floor instead).

Friendly Fill-Ins is hosted by 15andmeowing and McGuffy's Reader.


Thursday, August 31, 2017

Thankful Thursday

We are very thankful for our safety and our home. Our hearts go out to those affected by Hurricane Harvey in Texas. There are so many displaced, humans and animals, and much devastation. It's heartbreaking. We are praying for them.


Austin Pets Alive! and Dallas DogRRR-Rescue.Rehab.Reform (along with other organizations) are rescuing, transporting and sheltering animals.  Samaritan's Purse is helping people as they struggle with all the destruction and damage.

Our friends at Lola the Rescued Cat put together a helpful post of different organizations helping animals.

We're joining Brian, host of Thankful Thursday Blog Hop.

Sunday, August 27, 2017

The Week of 8/21

Well, it's been another busy work week for the lady. Since I didn't post at all last week thanks to her, I thought I'd journal my week here:
  • I beat a fly twice with my paw and then ate it. The lady marvels at how I'm normally so gentle and sweet but ruthless when it comes to bugs.
  • Pierrot and I supervised the gardeners. Pierrot ended up falling asleep, but I didn't. I was vigilant the whole time. You never know when you may need to run for your life.
  • The lady made a big deal out of the eclipse, watching it on TV (we weren't in a good part of the country for viewing). We disappointed her by sleeping through it.
  • I ate grass every day.
  • I had no treats. I'm overdue and would like double portions!
  • I received combings every night and purred and purred.

Yo! Pierrot here. I did stuff too! I watched birds and yelled at the lady to let me in, to let me out, to let me in, to let me out. I heard the big guy tell her that I have her trained.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Happiness

Where you have old shoes and sunshine, you have happiness.


Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Grass and Comfy Spots

This week the lady grew a new pot of grass for us. I love grass! Pierrot gets distracted by the birds so I usually have the pot to myself. Our downstairs neighbor has a bird feeder to keep her kitty entertained. It keeps Pierrot entertained too. See the cracks between boards on the floor of the balcony? If he isn't hanging is head over the side, Pierrot often peers through those cracks to get a glimpse of the birds.



Isn't he comfortable?

This is my comfy spot. I really enjoy watching the view.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Thankful Thursday: Sunshine on My Ear




I'm thankful for the warm sunshine on my ear.
I'm thankful for my full belly.
I'm thankful for this nap.


We're joining Brian and his family, hosts of the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Sunshine and Old Shoes

What have I been up to this past week? Oh, just lounging on old shoes in the sun.



This is my favorite thing to do now. Don't knock it until you've tried it!


Pierrot spends most of his time on the balcony or in his perch, but the lady snapped this of him in the bedroom.  He was listening to workmen grunt as they delivered our new washer.

Happy Sunday Funday!

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Lovely

I know it's blurry, but we wanted to share this picture because the lady loves it.


Where did Pierrot's neck go? The lady says this was taken at an unflattering angle but it gave us all a good laugh.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Thankful Thursday

I want to wave hello to my friends on this Thankful Thursday.

Why am I thankful on this Thankful Thursday? I'm thankful for this blankie. I received it as a birthday present a few weeks ago from my friends, two gorgeous tuxedo rescue kitties, KaZee and FuzzE. They picked it out just for me and I love it so much. The reverse side is woolly. I use it every day. I'm not only thankful for the blanket but also for their friendship. They are the kindest family and I love them.
FuzzE is on the left and KaZee is on the right

We're joining Brian and the gang, hosts of the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Tummy Tuesday

Today is #tummytuesday. Did you know that? Feel free to show your tummy. If you like tummy rubs, all the better. If you don't, it gives you occasion to scold the hand that dares to rub. I personally love gentle tummy rubs.

 We were asked to share a resource that we hope you find helpful. If you wonder about pet health insurance, there is a resource at Reviews.com that was recently created for pet owners. They researched and reviewed companies that offer accident and illness coverage, plans with no annual limits and prescription drug coverage. They also report on each company's customer service. They help you analyze all the options so you can make the best choice for you and your pet. 

Friday, July 14, 2017

Hooray for Friday!

Hi! It’s been longer than usual since we last posted. The lady has a difficult time keeping up with my social media accounts and her busy job, and her job has to come first. Since her work keeps me in my litter, food and treats, I can’t complain too much. 
It's time for some new grass, lady!

Yo!

We wish you a happy Friday!

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Happy Birthday, America and Annie! Happy Gotcha Day, Pierrot!

We first want to wish everyone a happy and safe Fourth of July! We are grateful to our military and veterans for keeping our country safe and free!




Today is also my 11th birthday, and we are celebrating 
Pierrot's 3rd Gotcha Day, which was just two weeks ago. 

The lady is going to make our day special with a yummier-than-usual breakfast, time on our balcony enjoying bird watching and fresh air, catnip toys and long awaited treats (the lady held back treats for longer than usual thinking we'd therefore enjoy them more today).  We also have a fresh pot of grass that the lady grew just for this occasion. I love grass!  Thanks for celebrating our special day with us. The lady loves to make this day very special for us each year.

Friday, June 30, 2017

Friendly Fill-Ins

It's Friendly Fill-Ins time! As our lovely hosts put it, this is all about learning about each other and making friends. Speaking of our lovely hosts, they are 15andmeowing and McGuffy's Reader.
Sorry about the big guy's shoes. This is my favorite spot in front of the window. I hang out here most of the day. This makes the lady happy because her work station is just a few feet away.

1. My next day off will be Monday! I'm looking forward to a four-day weekend!

2. Fireworks are worrisome. I worry about animals and houses. The big fireworks shows are fine. We used to go every year, but we don't go very often anymore.

3. This week, I am thankful that we purchased a new washer (ours broke two weeks ago) and that we are able to purchase a new one.

4. Freedom is a precious gift and blessing.


Thursday, June 29, 2017

Thankful Thursday

We won The Island Cats' BlogPaws Swag Giveaway! We are all in awe of how many things we received. Pierrot is trying to take it all in.

There are treats, toys, food samples, probiotics, catnip and more!

Pierrot spotted (smelled?) the nip nanner and went for that first.

We put our friends' card and magnet on our fridge. To the right is the card they sent. Isn't it cute?

Looks like the lady is going to have to share the tote bag with Pierrot.

We are so thankful to receive this amazing prize package. Thanks, Wally, Ernie, Zoey and the Mom!

We are also thankful for the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop hosted by our friends, Brian's Home.