Is this the New Normal?

When mom decided to retire and move from Southern California, I thought she would have lots more time to spendPatio in harness 3-26-15 041 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!

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Is it a Toy?

Is your human a toy gadget freak? My mom is. She loves office stuff and kitchen gadgets. She says they are things to help her be more productive but I think they are toys.

Before she retired, she got lots more office stuff than kitchen gadgets. Colored pens and paper, various kinds of organizers, fasteners, labels and label makers, you name it, she had it.

I say ha! If they make her so productive, why can’t she keep up with my blog and social media schedule?

When she retired and we moved up here, she didn’t need a lot of new office stuff, and since she cooks a lot more now, kitchen gadgets have come to the forefront again. They help her do things quicker and easier, she says. Now, since I don’t do the cooking, I’m not sure about that, but once again, I say a lot of them look like toys to … Continue reading

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I Have a New Identity — ID Tags for Cats

OK, well, not really a new identity, just a new ID tag. Actually, I’ve had it for a while but I forgot to tell you about it. Back when we knew we were moving and mom wanted me to start going places with her, she got me an ID tag. Only trouble is, she thought we were moving to Orange, CA, so that’s what my tag said.

New ID tagsInstead, mom ended up “retiring” and moving to northern California so we needed new tags. Mom likes these tags from the pet store because they are convenient and you get them on the spot, but they are limited. As you can see, CA would not fit on the new tags. Her name and phone … Continue reading

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Where Was I?

Sleeping on the sofa

OMC! OMC! Will you look at that! Birdies all over my purple feeder.

Birds on purple feederAnd where was I? I was asleep on the living room sofa! Mom, oh mom, why didn’t you wake me up?

3 sleeping on sofa

Will they come back tomorrow? I hope so!

Wishing a happy Australia Day to all my friends Down Under!

Love you,

Christy Paws

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Here Birdie, Birdie

Back at the end of November, mom got us a couple of bird feeders on one of her many shopping trips. She had gotten rid of a lot of stuff before the move and some of it needed replacing. When she went to hang the feeders, she realized her little kitchen step ladder wasn’t tall enough to reach and she needed a ladder. Even once she got the ladder, there were more delays in hanging the feeders. Sheesh!New bird feeders

A couple of weeks ago, she got two more feeders and bird seed. She got a really pretty feeder with fake birdies on it and a purple one just for me! She said she had to do it but it is a little tacky so … Continue reading

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Feeling Lucky

Uh oh. It’s one of those days that mom is in a cooking mood. We spent several hours this morning catching up on our blogs and still are working on Sunday! Don’t know why she thinks she can take time to cook. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that she is hungry and if she doesn’t cook, she doesn’t eat. No fast food places around here!

She is making bread from the book Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day (she discovered that a few weeks ago and now always has dough in the fridge), soup that she saw on The Pioneer Woman (we watch that together all the time), and she’s also talking about baking cookies. Where in there did she mention something for us? Maybe we will at least get some of the special treats she makes us.

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Waste Not, Want Not

cat taking a treat with text overlay: Waste Not, Want Not My Favorite Treats!

C&O with chicken treatsWhen mom first started making us raw food*, she left all the skin on the chicken. After a few months of eating this delicious concoction, we all started getting a little fluffy, as mom called it. A review of the website that the recipe came from said to remove some of the skin from the chicken if that happened.

Back then, mom was making 30+ pounds of food at a time. So by the time she removed about a third of the skin, that was a lot of skin. She hated to … Continue reading

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