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      Sunday, April 20, 2014

catstuff
07:46 AM - 04/20/2014

The topic: Well, after Rocky got up there

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and behind the stereo and disconnected the speaker and starts crying and crying, the stuff has been moved from the top of the stereo and he once again has access to up there.

I'm okay with that, I guess, as long as he's going potty. I just don't want him to be making himself sick by holding it.


catstuff
07:05 AM - 04/20/2014

The topic: Charlie has a name change

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Well, more of a nickname change. Instead of Charlie Tunafish Piano, he's now Charlie Aholé (a HOLE ay).

Yeah, you know what that stands for....


catstuff
07:00 AM - 04/20/2014

The topic: As much as I hated doing it

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I blocked access to the top of the stereo this morning. I'd like to see him walking around the house and as long as he's up there, I don't think he'll be in any big hurry. 

I did find a huge poo in the litterbox this morning, but I can't be sure it was his. Even though I've not seen a big poo like that in recent months. shade_smile

Since he hasn't been able to access that spot, he's been doing a fair amount of grooming, something he didn't have room to do when he was up there. Let's get back to some normal kittycat behavior, okay?


      Saturday, April 19, 2014

otherstuff
08:53 AM - 04/19/2014

The topic: About those advanced screening movies

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We went to one where Brian had to take our cellphones and put them back in the car. Or else we could have put them in bags and put our information on them and picked them up after the movie. They checked us going into the theater. 

Well, now we just leave them in the car, don't even bring them in with us. But what about the time? Sometimes I have to "powder my nose" as my father used to say and if it's close to the end of the film, I can wait. But how do I know how long until the end of the film? Of if it's a movie like Her and I can't wait for it to be over and wonder how much longer I'll have to suffer through this drivel?

I used to have watches that had dials that lit up. One of them quit working (even after a new battery). I don't know where the other one is. I have tons of watches, that all need batteries, but in the dark, I need light to see them.  So, I did a search on Amazon and found a few. Some were fancy light up watches, glitzy blingy light up watches. Not what I was looking for. Most were digital. Nope, not what I want. I want analog.

And I found one. An Armitron at a very fair price. It got here yesterday, it fits, the numbers are readable (don't need glasses to see them) and I'm happy with it. It will be my "movie watch" and I shall only take it to movies. I pulled the stem out so the battery won't wear down, I'll set it before we leave. 

Yay!


catstuff
07:02 AM - 04/19/2014
I'm watching Saturday morning Rifleman on AMC

The topic: Got the package with Rocky’s information yesterday

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Probably my rescue friends would have a better grasp on this, but it's pretty interesting. This package includes all of his adoption information as well as his vet records.

He was born on May 15, 2005.  He's a seal point Himalayan. He wasn't neutered until October 24, 2012. He was adopted out on December 8, 2012. 

And before he was neutered and in rescue, he spent lots of time being boarded at the vet's office. A week here, ten days there, and he got buspar while being boarded on a regular basis. 

No mas of that stuff. No more boarding. 

Last night I left the door to the office open. The only growling was the asshole Charlie in the bedroom.  Rocky stayed in the office and since there was no hissing or growling, I'm going to assume that everything was fine back here. He did start talking early, early this morning. He has the sweetest voice. 

He's spending more time off of the stereo and on the shelf looking out the window. I gave him some kibble this morning and he inhaled it, he was a hungry boy.  He's making great progress with us, if he's on the stereo and I start talking to him, he jumps down to a place that's more amenable to being petted. But he's not making it the other four feet to come to me, he's a man of compromise, I suppose. He'll gladly meet me half way....

It hasn't even been a week and he's doing quite well.

And Mario actually slept on the sofa last night, next to Sagwa (remember, Sagwa beat up Mario when Mario first got here and we had a trip to the vet).

Things are running pretty smoothly, all things considered.


      Friday, April 18, 2014

catstuff
12:56 PM - 04/18/2014

The topic: Brian’s going to the bank

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to deposit the house payment and then over to Home Depot (I added floor wax to his list). He says "I'm leaving!" and I yell back "bring me ice cream!" (A couple of weeks ago we agreed to not have ice cream during the week - Monday through Thursday and so far it looks like Sunday ice cream isn't a good idea, either, which leaves Friday and Saturday. Unless we go to Disneyland during the week. We can have ice cream at Disneyland any day of the week. Except Saturday. And that's just because our passes don't get us in to the parks on Saturday. Or major holidays.)

He tells me "no ice cream".  I want ice cream! "Well, I'm gonna sit here until I get my ice cream" I respond. He says "then you'll be sitting there for a while". 

Great! Now I have an excuse!


catstuff
08:57 AM - 04/18/2014

The topic: Well, Rocky seems to be

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More interested in the house activity this morning. 

He ate last night and I actually heard him purr. He was rubbing his face all over.  With him the only cat in the office and watching him have a hard time navigating all of the stuff that's piled up on top of the file cabinet over the years, I moved a bunch of it and made it easier for him which makes it better for me since I won't be worried he'll hurt himself.

He'd only eaten half of what I brought in last night, so I moved the bowls to a place where he'd have to get down off of his tower. This morning all of the bowls were empty. Good on him!

I left the office window open for him to watch if he so desired. At one point while I was still in here, I watched him looking outside and he was so intense his body was vibrating. Seriously, that's the only way I can describe it. It was amazing to watch.

Sadly with the office door closed overnight, Mario has gone back to under the sofa, which makes absolutely no sense. He slept in the bedroom under the bed after weeks of sleeping ON the bed. mad

I don't think the door will be closed for long, though. The other cats are really showing almost no interest in Rocky. That will probably change when he comes down. But if he gets to a place where he knows he's safe and won't be attacked, it really shouldn't take long for the integration. 


otherstuff
08:54 AM - 04/18/2014

The topic: Sitting here, looking at Amazon

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Drooling over camera lenses. Thinking to myself, I say out loud "if I had a thousand dollars to spend on anything I wanted" and before I finished the sentence, Brian just bust out laughing.

Yeah, I guess having a thousand bucks to spend on anything is kind of funny at this point in time.

*sigh*

I remember those days.....


      Thursday, April 17, 2014

catstuff
02:43 PM - 04/17/2014

The topic: Cats are out of the office

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and Rocky has the room to himself. Let's see how things progress now. He'll be able to sniff them through the screen door that leads to the patio.

I really don't want him living on top of the stereo, he needs access to food and water and the litterbox. It's not like when Red lived in the rafters. There was plenty of room to put that stuff for his convenience.

There probably won't be a lot of action on the catcam.

I may just do this in the evening and night and let the cats be in here during the day. We'll see how it goes.


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In her spare time, she makes pretty things to sell in her store.

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