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      Sunday, April 01, 2007

catstuff
06:51 PM - 04/01/2007

The topic: Photos revisited

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I started a new section in the photo album today.  “Revisited”. 

You know, when you look back through your photos and find ones that you really like or that just hit you as really nice.  The year we got Little Guy’s brood, Opie, Richie, Sammy, Daniece, Angel and Autumn was a good year for pictures.  I took a lot.


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This is Angel. Doesn't she have the bluest eyes? Autumn also has deep blue eyes. I wonder why the two cats with the most beautiful blue eyes are also the shyest of that litter.
 


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This is Sammy and Daniece. I really love how these guys used to just cuddle up into balls together.
 


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Sammy sniffing the Delphinium.
 


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Richie and Opie. I just love how their paws and tails are all intertwined.
 


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Angel, Sammy and Daniece. I sure wish Angel was more like this as an adult. You know, visible.
 


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Sammy, Opie and Daniece.
 


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Angel in the daylight, on top of the swing.
 


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This is one of my very favorites. It's Angel, Daniece and Ciara. Natural light.
 

      Monday, April 02, 2007

catstuff
09:28 AM - 04/02/2007

The topic: Lisa won’t be on the catcam

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For much of the day.  She had her re-exam this morning and while her mouth is doing better, it’s not doing better enough.

She’d put on some weight, also good, but the gums around her bottom molars (the top molars were removed last year) was a bright, angry red.  When the vet pushed on it with the q-tip on a stick, they bled.  Not a good thing. 

He said that leaving her on the high dosage of pred that she’s been on would most likely lead to diabetes, so that’s not an option.  He said at her age it’s not advisable to keep bringing her in and having her put under to work on her mouth. 

So, removing the rest of her molars should take care of the problem, once and for all.  There will be nothing for the immune system to attack.

She’ll still have her little teeny tiny front teeth and all four of her canines.  And one other tooth that’s on the top, the gumline looked fine around that.

We knew this was a possibility when he looked at her two weeks ago.  So, last night, all the food was pulled up, just in case she did need surgery today.

I pick her up at 3:30 this afternoon.

catstuff
09:34 AM - 04/02/2007

The topic: Hungry kittens

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So, we know the food was pulled up last night.  The kittens (who aren’t technically kittens anymore) got rambunctious.  Rory kept bringing her toy into the bed.  This toy is a long boa type feather on a plastic wand.  She likes to drag it around.  That would be fine, but Ron Howard was right behind her. 

They started wrestling on the bed.  I found the stick, tossed it down the hall.  Rory retrieved the stick and brought it back to bed.  After about fifteen minutes of her pouncing and Ron’s wrestling, I took the toy and put it under my pillow.  Rory knew it was there somewhere, but was unable to find it. 

She left the bedroom and I was able to get back to sleep.

catstuff
09:47 AM - 04/02/2007

The topic: Sad anniversary

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Five years ago today, we said goodbye to Rusty.

Rusty was a very special cat.  I could do anything to him and he let me.  Because I never did anything to hurt him, I guess.  He’s the only cat I’ve ever had that I could wrap my arms around and sleep with.  Other cats I’ve had won’t put up with this, but Rusty did.

He was a very special cat.

otherstuff
09:48 AM - 04/02/2007

The topic: Sad anniversary part II

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Five years ago today, Brian’s father died.

      Tuesday, April 03, 2007

catstuff
08:27 AM - 04/03/2007

The topic: It’s TUMMY TUESDAY #37

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Opie, who was sleeping on top of the freezer willingly obliged me when I showed him the camera.  He promptly went back to sleep.

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catstuff
08:30 AM - 04/03/2007
We found a dime on our walk this morning

The topic: Lisa update

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She’s home, she’s sore.  I was able to get her at 3:30 yesterday afternoon.  She was out of the carrier like a shot once we got in the door, the carrier set down and I unlatched it. 

The vet mentioned she’d been a little depressed after the surgery, he asked if she was like that before.  I really didn’t notice, but she was very glad to get home.  His follow up instructions left a little to be desired, though.

Before I left I asked if she would need a recheck.   One of the techs went back to ask him.  Yes, in two weeks.   After I was home, I started thinking about the Clindmycin.  I was supposed to use it until it was gone, does that still hold true now that she’s lost those teeth?  I call. They check with the doctor.  Yes, keep giving her the antibiotic through Friday.

Then I start wondering about the prednisone.  You don’t cold turkey steroids.  At 5:30 last night, I call again.  Ask about the pred. They put me on hold, go back and ask the doctor.  Okay, drop her dosage to a half a pill a day for a week, then every other day until he sees her.

This stuff should have been spelled out for me.  If I wasn’t an informed owner, it would have never even occurred to me to double check on any of it.

She got back into the catcam chair last night after getting some major smurgles from her daddy.  She loves her daddy.

She did keep her canines and one top tooth, the rest are history. She ate some hard food last night, but it was more of a swallow it whole than chew it type of eat.  Now that those teeth are gone, there should be nothing for the immune system left to attack and she should start feeling better soon.

Poor kitty cat.  She doesn’t know what’s going on.


10:06 AM - 04/03/2007

The topic: Lonee ate something

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That didn’t agree with her Sunday night/Monday morning.  She had pretty bad diarrhea yesterday. When I went into the laundry room for the first time, there were three areas of extreme runny splat.  The one I cleaned up yesterday afternoon, was just a tan watery substance that had grit in it.  I did pick up some metronidazole at the vet’s yesterday afternoon and I tested her with an empty pill pocket. 

She just sniffed it and looked at me as if to say “what do you want me to do with this thing?”  So, meds were out of the question.

But she hadn’t pooped until after four this morning and what she left was a mite thicker.  Not much, but a little better, so I don’t think it will be anything like what she had last year. 

She has been going outside during the day, eating grass and kicking back on the patio.  I wonder if it’s something she nibbled on out there.  It’s been years since she’s ventured outdoors

otherstuff
01:02 PM - 04/03/2007

The topic: Holy crap!

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So, Brian’s turning the big five oh this month, right?

I get the mail, there’s our bill from Blue Cross.  I open it. WTF!!?!  It went up $298.00!  Yeah, it’s for two months, but that’s a big jump.  $1002.00 for two months for the both of us.

Now, I’m sure if you think about it, you don’t see me talking about human health problems all that much. There’s a reason for that.  We’re pretty healthy humans (knock on wood).  We have insurance with hopes that we don’t need it.  I call Blue Cross to see about other options.  One is less than ten dollars a month difference.

I do an online search.  If we go with Aetna, it’s $238 a month and my gynecologist is with then and there’s no charge for the yearly ob-gyn checkup! 

Yeah, buddy, I think I’ll be switching companies this evening.

      Friday, April 06, 2007

catstuff
08:46 AM - 04/06/2007
We found two cents on our walk this morning

The topic: KittyMeezer

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He’s been around a little more each day. I haven’t seen or heard Notwally since the beginning of the week.  Brian thinks he saw him yesterday, but I dunno….  when he’s around, he’s very vocal.

Wednesday night, I put an amoxi pill in a Pill Pocket to see if Kitty would eat it.  He did.  So, I’m going to put one out at both his morning and evening feeding, now that it’s looking like he’ll be here (he did miss a few meals the past few weeks because he was following Notwally around).  KittyMeeze is walking a lot more slowly than he had been.

I so wish he’d come in because I know he’d be safe, but whenever he sees the inside kitties at the screen door, he hisses at them.  He’d probably be okay once in, but…...

      Monday, April 09, 2007

otherstuff
04:38 PM - 04/09/2007

The topic: I’m alive!

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I’ve just been posting a lot at Benny’s and working on the taxes (blech) and trying to set up a new store.

I’m doing a new store because the old one doesn’t have enough bells and whistles. And the new one will have a wish list and gift certificates and even the capability of coupons and discounts.  I’ve got it looking the way I want, now I have to add the database in, which will take a while.

But I’ll be able to do shirts and notecards and jewelry and some other things I’m looking to sell. 

And as soon as the taxes (blech) are done, I can dedicate my life to entering data over there.  (Blech.)

      Tuesday, April 10, 2007

catstuff
09:06 AM - 04/10/2007

The topic: It’s TUMMY TUESDAY #38!

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So, I look at the calendar this morning and it hits me.  It’s Tuesday.  And I have no Tummy Tuesday photo for today!

I wonder about going back through the archives, then go into make the bed. I tell the kitty cats my problem.  No Tummy Tuesday photo yet!  When I’m done, Walter jumps down from the window and comes to me in the hallway and sits by my feet.  I ask him if he’d show me his tummy.  He lays down on the floor.  I go into the office to get the camera and start it.  Back into the hallway, what do I see?

 


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Yep, I see a Wally Belly.

Thank you very much, Wally, you’re a very good kitty cat.

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      Wednesday, April 11, 2007

otherstuff
08:06 AM - 04/11/2007

The topic: Yay!

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I see a light at the end of the tunnel!  The stinky part of the taxes is done (unless you consider writing out the checks to the state and federal money grabbers) and I should have them all ready to go by this evening. 

Whew!  Then I can start adding to the store database and figure out how to take it live.

Another of the reasons I got the store was I wanted a place to sell the necklaces.  The auction thing is nice, but I don’t want to have to keep going in there and relisting the stuff that doesn’t sell.  With a store, I can just keep it up until it does.  That’s not to say I still won’t have the occasional auction.  There’s a chance I might have even more.

Especially when that catnip gets big enough to harvest.  Did I mention there’s catnip growing in the garden once again?  Benny’s Finest.

And if you’re really curious about the new store, you can see it at http://www.lvdesigns.com/store/ . Like I said, it's not live and there's no inventory up yet, but you can see what I did last weekend and check the various user options.

      Thursday, April 12, 2007

otherstuff
01:45 PM - 04/12/2007
We found an old run over, beat up penny on our walk this morning
I'm watching nothing
The current weather is cool, cloudy and very windy

The topic: Yay!

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The tax forms are being printed out right now.  When B. gets home tonight, we’ll sign them, tomorrow I will make out checks for both the state and federal returns, put them in envelopes, stamp them and take them down to the post office to get mailed out.

Woohoo!  We’re done!  Woohoo!  We’re broke!

      Saturday, April 14, 2007

otherstuff
06:50 AM - 04/14/2007

The topic: Today was the first day

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Of not getting up and going to breakfast at Izzy’s Cafe. 

See, Brian will not always be here to go since he’d like to get something going up at that property. And I’m not always going to want to go by myself.  And after getting up so early during the week, to go walking and make his lunch, well, sleeping in sound mighty nice.

And our favorite waitress got married last year and has been able to get off of working on Saturdays.  On top of all of that, they got a new cook in the past six months and we’re getting the point where we don’t really care for the food all that much. 

So, last week, we went in a little early and “our table” was taken.  The girls were all apologetic, because they usually have coffee cups and water already set up for us.  This was the perfect timing because we were able to tell them it wasn’t really that big of a deal and that they shouldn’t expect us every Saturday anyway, blah, blah, blah…

I slept in this morning.  It was nice.

catstuff
06:55 AM - 04/14/2007

The topic: Lisa update

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Lisa seems to be doing well, she’s drooling a bit, and she’s having trouble with hard food.  I’ve started putting a bowl of hard food covered in water at both feeders and the cats are eating it. 

She’s pretty happy, though, she purrs easily and although her mouth is probably still sore, it doesn’t feel as painful as it did a couple of weeks ago.

She has an appointment for Monday at ten, for what I hope is her last recheck.

catstuff
06:57 AM - 04/14/2007

The topic: I’m sitting here trying to type and

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Mystie is trying to sneak/push her way onto my lap by shoving my elbow out of the way.  She’s so funny and irritating at the same time.  She just wants to be loved and I just want to type.

She’s half on, half off of my left thigh.  Ah, she just got up, how much you want to bet she’s going to head for my shoulder next?

otherstuff
09:43 AM - 04/14/2007

The topic: Another part of the website is gone

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Somebody emailed me yesterday, having problems with the links page.

Try as I might, I couldn’t get the link fixed.  I figured maybe I’d just redownload the script.  Not gonna happen, the guy who designed it has shut the doors on his scripting business, at least in that incarnation.

So,  I figured with the Indian Florist spam I get, the spam messages I get, the people complaining about the comments made on their ratings pages, saying they’re just wrong and people are lying and blah, blah, blah, I decided to just take it down.

And take it down, I did.  It’s all gone, one less headache for Dianne.

      Tuesday, April 17, 2007

catstuff
07:21 AM - 04/17/2007

The topic: It’s TUMMY TUESDAY #39!

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So, yesterday, I happen to see Rachel on the bed.  Rachel’s fighting two things right now. She’s fighting a bladder infection.  She’s been leaving little bloody drops of urine in various rooms and sinks.  And she’s fighting letting me put my finger in her mouth and shove a pill down her throat. 

When I saw her on the bed, rolled over onto her side, I ran to get the camera and grabbed this shot of her.  Isn’t she pretty?


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catstuff
08:52 AM - 04/17/2007

The topic: Why we eat at the table

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Well, we’re supposed to anyway.  Brian ate Thursday’s leftover meatloaf and au gratin potatoes for lunch Sunday and he thought he’d be safe sitting on the loveseat.

Bad move.

Bart’s eating a piece of meatloaf that Brian sat on his shoulder.  Mickey is behind Bart, wondering if he gets a piece.  Ollie, the flatulent cat, is on the arm of the loveseat, checking out the food that is before his face.  Sammy does his “please, sir, may I have some more” begging, looking up longingly at the plate in Brian’s hand. Chandler just wishes everyone one get the hell off of his bed so he could go back to sleep.

otherstuff
09:01 AM - 04/17/2007

The topic: Let the games begin

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I’ve got a couple of places I post on a fairly regular basis. 

Ever since petsMart closed Acmepet years ago, I’ve not spent much time on “cats only” forums.


But wait! I'm not done yet!
I've got more to say!

catstuff
10:00 AM - 04/17/2007

The topic: I think “hairball” is a misnomer

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It should be “hairlog”.

Those things look nothing like balls.

catstuff
10:16 AM - 04/17/2007

The topic: Lisa update

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Well, it’s not over yet.  I have to take her in again, in two weeks.

She’s lost ten ounces since the surgery. The vet didn’t like that.  Her mouth looks a lot better, but she shouldn’t be having the problem eating dry food that she’s having.  So, he gave her a shot of depo-medrol (steroid) and a shot of B12.  I also came home with a twice a day, two week prescription of Clavamox.  I had a choice of liquid or pill and since Miss Lisa like the Pill Pockets so much, I opted for the pills.

And she stays on the pred for the time being (a half a pill every other day).

*sigh*

And there was no charge for any of it.  He said surgery follow ups are free. 

rotfl

      Wednesday, April 18, 2007

catstuff
12:48 PM - 04/18/2007

The topic: Lisa update

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Well, she must be feeling better because she started eating again. 

And I’ve seen her eating kibble a couple of times this morning.

Yay!

      Friday, April 20, 2007

otherstuff
07:12 AM - 04/20/2007

The topic: Brian has the day off

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and we’re supposed to be getting rain today, snow level down to 5000 feet.   Possibility of thunderstorms.  We even might get big hail.

He wants to go for a drive and I don’t want to take the chance of something happening to the computers, so all cameras will be off today.  And depending on the weather, possibly part of tomorrow.

I’m not a fan of thunderstorms, not when they’re right overhead.

      Tuesday, April 24, 2007

catstuff
07:33 AM - 04/24/2007

The topic: It’s TUMMY TUESDAY #40!

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Okay, so I cheated this morning when no kitty would roll over and gimme a belly shot.  I tried rolling Mystie over, but she just grabbed my hand and scratched at me.   Daniece was available and sleeping, so I wiped some gunk from the corner of her eye, then rolled her over, just enough to get this picture.


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I know she was thinking “what the hell are you doing to me?”  But I got my Tuesday tummy.  Funny thing, a couple of minutes after getting this picture, I opened the sliding door to let some of the cats out and a couple of them stretched out on the cement and rolled over.  Nice bellies, guys.  Nice bellies.  Thank you so much.  I appreciate your phenomenal timing.

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      Friday, April 27, 2007

otherstuff
08:41 AM - 04/27/2007

The topic: New furnace and air conditioner!

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Finally!

You might recall my laments during last year’s summer season.  About the air conditioner crapping out altogether, how it ran and ran and ran and ran and never did a darned thing about cooling down the house.  We had that A/C unit installed the year we moved in here, 1986.  And the furnace, we believe, is the original one installed when the house was built, back in the early 70s.

Yesterday, we had a brand new air conditioner and furnace installed.  This morning the heater came on and boy, is it fast.  The installer said this new unit would push air ten times faster than the old one did.

I can’t even believe I’m saying this, but I’ll love to check out the A/C when the summer hits, see what a swell job it does of cooling.  The house actually needs a 3.5 ton unit, but we got a 4 ton unit.  And something that kind of sucks about this house is that the rooms that get the most sun during the summer are the room where the temperature gets higher without the help of nature.  The office, with the computers and printers and the kitchen and laundry room, where we have a stove, an oven and a clothes dryer.  Here in the office, I even have a fan aimed at the back of two of the computers to help keep the air flowing through.

Yay! 

And ppffft! to you, San Diego Gas & Electric!

otherstuff
08:41 AM - 04/27/2007

The topic: Tagged?

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I was tagged on Tuesday.   I’ll have to think on this. 

To be updated….

catstuff
08:48 AM - 04/27/2007

The topic: The cats and the installers

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Oddly enough, the cats are becoming more accustomed to strangers in the house.  I don’t understand this.  But yesterday, there was no mass run of cats.  There was some, but cats like Jackie and Lonee stayed put.  The doors were opened, so they could go outside if they liked, but they liked it where they were, thank you very much.

Brian had stressed to the owner, that the front door must remain closed, as the cats are not allowed out front.  Both of the guys who showed up knew this (one was the owner).  Things seemed to be moving along (well, the darned screen door occasionally doesn’t latch when it closes and it would be pretty easy for a cat to just push its way out) pretty smoothly.  The furnace closet is in the entry way, probably four or five feet away from the front door.  This door was left open for the work. 

Well, one of the guys tells me “one of your cats is in the attic, the spotted one”.  A cat?  One of my cats?  In the attic?  A spotted one?  One of my cats is spotted?  And it’s in the attic?  Huh?  I go to the furnace closet, look up.  Rory?  Rory is in the attic?  Rory isn’t spotted.  (Hey, the mind doesn’t have a set formula for what goes through it.)  Okay, Dianne, don’t panic.  “RORY!”  I call her.  I get the flashlight, I look up. She’s gone. Damnit!

I call Brian.  Remember, I’m not in panic mode.  “RORY IS IN THE ATTIC!”  He’s as cool as he usually is.  “I can’t come home right now.” But but but….RORY’S IN THE ATTIC!  

I go into the garage and get the big ladder.  Carry it to the hallway and position it under the attic opening in the hallway.  Climb the ladder, move the cover and climb up some more.  “Rory?”  I look around. See nothing.  “Rory?” A flashlight would have been a good idea.  I climb back down, move the ladder so that some other cat doesn’t join Rory in the attic. 

I call one of my friends.  “RORY’S IN THE ATTIC!”  She calms me down.   We hang up.  I go into the kitchen, open a can of people tuna.  Start calling “kitty, kitty, kitty”.  The cats come running.  “No, not you guys, I want Rory.  Don’t you know that RORY IS IN THE ATTIC?”

I go back into the hallway, push the ladder over to the opening and climb up there again, put the opened tuna on the edge.  I slopped tuna juice all over my hand, ick, feels greasy.  I climb down and push the ladder out of the way, go wash my hand, then get the flashlight, move the ladder and climb back up.  I go a little higher.  “Rory?”  I shine the flashlight around.  I see her.  “Rory, come on sweetie, come to mama, I’ll help you down.” She just gives me that look, you know, the “what? Should I be concerned about something?” look.  I think “hey, I should get a picture of this”.  I climb back down, move the ladder, grab the camera, turn it on, move the ladder, climb back up it and look around again.  She’s gone. Crap.  I call her.  I see her walking over to me. Forget the picture, get the cat.  She comes close enough for me to pet her,  I pull her towards me and hold her.  I give her a little peck on the back of her neck and set her on the top of the ladder (one of the kind that has steps on both sides). She makes her way down.  I get the tuna, camera and flashlight, set it on the top of the ladder and close up the attic opening.  I take my tools and climb down the ladder.  I put the camera in the office, the flashlight goes back by the front door and I take the tuna outside and start tossing it out of the can for the cats.  I take the can with the juice into the kitchen, pour it in a bowl and add water and give it to the cats in the living room. 

And then I wash my hands and put the ladder away.  And I sit down and start wondering if there was another cat up there. 

There wasn’t, I knew there wasn’t, but I wondered about it anyway.

And until the guys were done with the installation, I stood in the hallway watching cats and doors.  Rory, having realized that it wasn’t such a bad adventure, none the worse for wear, hung around, too. Waiting for another attic opportunity.

She didn’t get one.

disneystuff
09:12 AM - 04/27/2007

The topic: A week ago today

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We went up to Disneyland. We spent the night at the Anabella Hotel.

We went up to take pictures for the gamebooks I’ll be making for the October trip.  I don’t know if I’ve mentioned these, but I thought it would be a lot of fun to have a contest.  This will be the ninth meet and we all pretty much know each other and the group has gotten so big, it’s hard to stay together.  This little contest will have a couple of benefits, that we don’t spend so much time together the first couple of days that by the end of the meet, we would gladly wring one another’s necks and I’ll get more pictures for the annual DVD I make.

I’ll be making books with pictures taken throughout the parks and Downtown Disney.  There will be five different gamebooks and people will have teams.  Each team gets one gamebook.  And the idea is to find where the picture in the gamebook was taken, and take a picture with the team members (minus the photographer) at that same location.  The plan is to have thirty pictures in a book and have two days to take them.  Thursday night, I’ll download the pictures and do the comparison and the winners will be awarded Friday morning, the day we wear the pinwheels and teeshirts.

So, we went up and Brian and I took hundreds of pictures at Disney’s California Adventure.  We tried Disneyland on Saturday, but the park was way too full.  We left around noon and came home. 

I took pictures of the room, if you’re interested in the Casita Suite, head on over to the family album (link to the album is in the footer of this page) and go to the Disneyland pictures.

      Monday, April 30, 2007

otherstuff
08:03 AM - 04/30/2007

The topic: Neighbors and fences

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The neighbors below us have chain link fencing.  For the past couple of weeks, they’ve not shut the gate that’s next to our house.

This bothers me.  I don’t know why, but it just bothers me.  I look down into that part of their yard (where I was looking a lot when KittyMeeze was not hanging around much) and the gate was always wide open, both sides.  I even considered going down there and shutting it, because it bothered me so much. This open gate annoyed me to no end.

Well, Saturday I heard them out there mowing and weedwacking.  And this morning on our walk, one of the first things I noticed when we walked past their house was the gate was closed.  Good.

I told Brian, I felt like getting a lock and locking the gate so they can’t leave it open again.

Just imagine their surprise to find a lock on their gate.

*grin*

catstuff
09:37 AM - 04/30/2007

The topic: Lisa update: YAY!

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She’s put on four ounces in two weeks.  And her mouth looks real good.  No more trips to the vet for this problem!  The vet said there’s not much left in her mouth for the immune system to attack.  *grin*

She will be on a maintenance dosage of prednisone to keep the problem at bay, but I think as long as she gets a pill pocket, she won’t care.

Did I mention how she reacts when she hears me opening a pill bottle?  She jumps out of her chair and comes over to me, waiting for her meds. 

Oh, wait, not her meds, but for a yummy treat.  A Pill Pocket.  I highly recommend these for cats who are hard to medicate.  Not all cats like them, though.  But enough like them in our household to make them a must have. 

Anyway, she’s home and she’s happy. 

catstuff
09:42 AM - 04/30/2007

The topic: Well, duh

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I don’t know why I didn’t think of this earlier.

The officecam is now positioned over the cat food feeder.  Looking down on the dry food.  The cats empty this feeder before they empty the feeder in the dining room. 

Cats gotta eat, y’know?

catstuff
03:31 PM - 04/30/2007
We found a penny on our walk this morning

The topic: KittyMeezer

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Well, it seems like he’s back for a while.  NotWally hasn’t been around in weeks. 

For a couple of months, we rarely saw KittyMeezer and towards the end of that couple of months, we never saw him at all.  We’d know he’d been here because there was a minute amount of cat food eaten during the night or day.  A little can of Fancy Feast took twenty-four hours to disappear.

I saw him occasionally on the house down on the corner, a place that has a large amount of juniper bushes at the side of the house, a place that feral cats called home for many years (until the bunwad started setting out traps and taking the cats to be euthanised).  He’d come out from under the juniper in the middle of the day and stretch out in the sun.

But within the past couple of weeks, he’s back here. Full time.  And for a couple of days, he was ravenous, not getting enough to eat, no matter how many cans of food we’d put out.  I finally put some of the Kirkland brand dry cat food out for him and he likes that.  That helped.

Anyway, last Friday, he was on the front bank, soaking in the sun.  I got a picture of him doing so. 


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It's good to have him back.

 

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09:05 PM - 04/30/2007

The topic: This might not be a very bright move

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But I’ve had it with the Gateway.  I love the machine, but it’s been years since I did a reformat.  So, that’s what I’m doing right now.

Keep your fingers crossed that all goes smoothly.  I’m really tired of it crashing.

The three webcams that run on that system should be back up sometime tomorrow.

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lisaviolet is sixty something, married with no kids, takes care of lots of cats, likes taking photographs, loves Southern California weather and spends altogether too much time avoiding her responsibilities.

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

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