Mom has really been trying to work with me to get me ready for the BlogPaws conference in June. I’ve been wearing my harness a lot but what I need to work on now is getting out of the house and around people. The problem is, it hasn’t stopped raining, and even snowing, in weeks. When we have one or two days without rain, mom has outdoor chores to do and then it starts raining again. Mom says we can’t complain though. After four years of drought, we need all the rain and snow we can get.
Yes, we have a tree. Echo, Ocean and I have been alive and living with mom for seven Christmases and this is our very first Christmas tree. There was a good reason though, I guess, that we didn’t have one all those years. For the first five Christmases, mom was fostering kittens, lots of kittens, and knew a tree was not a good idea with all of them around.
In the beginning, we were those foster kittens. As you may know, Echo and Ocean were mom’s first two foster kitties. I came along a few weeks later. (There were several other kittens between Ocean and me.) The three of us were all … Continue reading →
Hello everyone and thanks for stopping by. I am one excited kitty today. I can hardly believe it, but I have been blogging for one whole year. That’s a long time in the life of a cat! When I first started blogging, I never really gave it a thought as to why I was doing it and it has been a bit of a walk down memory lane figuring it all out. But, before I get started (I might get long-winded) please help yourselves to some refreshments.
Several times I have mentioned that I was going to show you photos of the spring flowers on our deck but the weather had other ideas. Everything has pretty much recovered and, in fact, mom has added several more pots, so we have lots of color out there. Some of the flowers, like the freesia, have come and gone, but others have taken their place. This is the first time in years mom has had flowers in the yard so she is pretty happy with them. She really likes looking out the kitchen window on the pretty view.
I have to admit, I like smelling them — especially my two pots of catnip!
When mom decided to retire and move from Southern California, I thought she would have lots more time to spend with us. Some days, it does seem like that. She’ll sleep in a little bit with all of us curled up next to her. She’ll spend hours with me taking photos and collaborating with me on a blog post. She’ll read other blogs to me and we’ll make comments. She’ll put my harness on and take me outside to sit on the sunny patio or for a brief walk near the patio. We’ll snuggle for a nap or to watch a little afternoon TV. Now, that sounds like retirement to me!
Spring officially arrived on March 20th, the spring equinox in the Northern hemisphere. That is one of the two days of the year when daylight and dark are approximately equal. It is said to be a time of rebirth and regrowth and we are definitely starting to see the signs.
Here’s how I can tell spring is here:
Mom is brushing us more because we started hacking up hairballs. Hair is coming out by the hand-fulls.
My woofie furiend, Dieter, got a haircut. His mom thought it would be cute to give him a Mohawk!
It’s getting warmer and the days are longer so the doors and windows have been open more.
I’ve been away from the computer for a few days. The typist decided she needed some time off and, since I don’t have opposable thumbs and don’t spell very well, that meant a forced vacation for me. That’s OK, though. It gave me time for lots of extra naps.
We had wonderful, warm, sunny weather up until two days ago when it got cloudy and rained some. While it was sunny, I enjoyed warming my feet on the window.
The sun is trying to come out now but it is still very chilly. It is supposed to start warming up again tomorrow. I hope so! We really loved it when the doors and windows were open.