Sunday, November 19, 2017

My Visit to Tabby's Place

I am taking over Annie's blog to happily report on my visit to Tabby's Place in New Jersey. Tabby's place is a cage-free sanctuary for cats. Their residents primarily come from public shelters where they once were once scheduled for euthanasia. Yesterday, they had a Thanksgiving with Cats event.

These are just some of the things we bought to bring to the kitties (Pierrot not included).

They had containers of turkey and turkey baby food so we could give the kitties treats while on our tour of the facility.

There were treats for the humans too.

It's a wonderful place. There are kitties free roaming everywhere. It's a "cage-free sanctuary."

This is Pixie. Pixie's legs are paralyzed.

They put her in her window box next.

For those of you that know Lola and Lexy, their mommy sponsors Rosie, who is a darling!

This is Leah. She loves the sink!

This was a delightful day. I can't wait to go back! I have more pictures and plan on doing a second post soon.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Meow You're Talking!

We won a give away on Dezi and Raena's blog, Deziz World! It's a Chewy Meow You're Talking Goody Box. We have always wanted to try one of the kitty subscription boxes and now we have that chance! As you can see, the box is chock full of fun goodies.

I was being uncooperative when it came to picture taking. What can I say? I'm a kitty! Therefore, my picture isn't with any of the goodies but is one of my classic poses. I'm no less thankful, however, for all these toys and treats.

Pierrot and I are blessed to have these new toys, catnip and treats!

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Guns and Dames

Pierrot and I are 1940s film noir cats today.

Private Eye

Femme Fatale

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Friday, November 3, 2017

Hooray for Friday!

Some news from my week:

The mouse seems to have left. The big guy thinks the mouse decided living with two humans and two cats was not a good option for him. 

The lady put flannel sheets on the bed. This makes Pierrot happy. He has been spending his days in the bed hogging up the big sun puddle.

The lady gave us treats last night. It had been a long time! She walks around the living room and I follow her chirping. Then she quickly hides one and I get it. We've been doing it this way for a long time. Pierrot doesn't understand so she just gives his treats to him.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Crazy Cats

Pierrot and Annie have been replaced by these crazies.

Sunday, October 29, 2017


The big guy saw Pierrot stalking the couch so he picked it up to see if there was anything under it and out came a mouse! There may have been a scream, but he said we're not talking about that. Now nobody knows where the mouse is. They're off to the store to buy a humane trap. I heard some complaints about how we have a mouse and two cats. Humph. I never saw a mouse so it's just hearsay.

There's a mouse?

Friday, October 27, 2017

Friendly Fill-Ins

It's Friendly Fill-Ins time, hosted by McGuffy's Reader and 15andmeowing. Today, I, Annie, am replying to all the fill-ins.

1. I would like to interview Garfield. What's his favorite snack (after lasagna)? What does he want for Christmas? What's his favorite TV show? How many naps a day does he take?

2. I would like to be interviewed by anybody! It's fun to share tidbits of my life.

3. Halloween night means treats for me...I hope!

4. Once Halloween is over, the lady will eat lots of chocolate.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Thankful Thursday

We had a happy surprise when we came home from our time away. The evening we arrived home, there was a package waiting for us from The Menagerie Mom. Trout Towne Tabbies had won a giveaway on their blog for a magnet of a kitty napping on a laptop and they asked that it be sent to us. That is just so kind of them! On top of that, they also sent us a magnet of Annie and Pierrot (picture below and in our sidebar) and two toys. Annie and Pierrot were pretty stressed coming home after boarding at the vet and really enjoyed relaxing with these nip toys (after doing some bunny kicks, of course). This package came at the perfect time!

We are thankful for the generosity and thoughtfulness of our friends!

We are joining Brian's Home, host of the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop.

Sunday, October 22, 2017


Pierrot and I are happy to be home safe and sound.  The lady and big guy returned from Miami Thursday evening, and fortunately, the vet where we were being boarded was opened late enough that we got to go home with them that night. We were well taken care of, but there's truly no place like home. Oh! I want to tell you something. When it came time for the workers to pack us up in our carriers to go home, the lady offered her help. They emphatically said absolutely not. Only employees are allowed back there. A few minutes later, they came out and asked the lady to get me. I held off two bossy humans with my growls! What they don't know is I never bite or scratch. Of course, they had to go on and on about how easy and sweet Pierrot was.

This is Annie's lady. I want to just add a short note. I've decided, at least for now, to not give Annie the pain medicine we wrote about in our last post. Since she's not in pain, I feel better not giving her medication. We watch her intently and keep a journal of her episodes. She periodically loses her balance and it seems like this is due to back leg weakness and stiffness, but she doesn't display any pain symptoms. This also does not in any serious way interfere with her activity or lifestyle.

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!