Friday, September 26, 2008

Friday...night

So, Daddy has taken off work yesterday and today, so Mom's been busy with him and the beans playing and leaving a lot here and there. It's late but I thought I'd post a Friday picture for you all to see...This is me looking out the window, smellin the smells, and enjoying my open window time.
p.s. I see lots of kitties that have bf/gf's and got me to thinking that I need to find me a man kitty to lufs!!! Mommy says she thinks she saw a blog for kitties to find luvs one time, but sadly she can't find it anymore...do you know where I can find it?

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Tuxie Tuesday

Helping mom with her CVS/couponing stuff... Mommy got this picture after catching me trying to climb on the picture shelves behind me. I was too quick, so she didn't get any incriminating evidence that I knocked a few frames over. ha. I look sooo innocent, right? meow.
Be sure to check out my Mommy's Bloggy from time to time.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Saturday, September 20, 2008

My first two awards!!!!

Yay, I have my first two awards to share with you all!

The first was given to me by Kellykat/Stryder, Scotchy & Sugar. It was my very first ever award!!! They actually gave it to me right after my big party a few weeks back. I have finally gotten Mommy to post it...bad mommy!


I am giving this award to my fave guys from Cat's Eye!!! Hope you like it because I really enjoy reading about your boys!

And our second award is from -d ma, Diego, Theo, & Thompson over at Cat's Eye!!

Thanks Guys!!

The rules for accepting the award are as follows:


Give this award to five friends (and only 5) who are dedicated followers of your blog - one has to be a new blogger in a different part of the world. Link back to whoever gave you this award.


I have a few loyal readers that I know about so...I will award this award to:


1) Forty Paws

2) Derby

3) Angus Mhor

4) PB&J Is My Favorite

5) Our Life By Eric & Flynn

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

"When You Lie Next To Me..."

I wish Mommy had the chance to scan some pictures of Jewels, but she just hasn't had the time....I will try to get some up soon so you can see my sissy.

It's been 7 years since mommy had to put my sister, Jewels, to sleep. She had kidney failure and we found out about it very late. She was 3 pounds and could barely walk all of a sudden. All I know is that she went bye-bye one day and never came home.
Mommy says that the doctor said that if they hadn't taken her in to see him, that she would have come home from school that day and probably find her past away. That still makes mommy sad to think about.

Mommy says: Here's what happened. Jewels started walking funny and my mom decided to take her in to see JB, the vet. I was in Spanish class when there was a knock on the door. The teacher told me that there was someone who wanted to talk to me. I went to the door and it was my mom..who was crying so hard! I asked her what? and she couldnt even tell me for a few minutes. She finally got it out that Jewels was really bad and that she was signing me out to go to the vet with her. I got pizzed off because my brother didnt want to go. I still havent forgiven him about that, but it's okay. So, I got my stuff and got in my car to drive home, then to the vet. I honestly do not know why they let me drive in that condition. I was bawling the whole way home. When I got there I didnt remember the drive. Me, mom, and my step-dad all got in mom's car and drove the few minutes to the vet. I went in and I knew she was bad. She was normally scared of other people but she was letting anyone hold and pet her. It was so sad. They then sat her on a table and let us love on her some more before they put her to sleep. I am now crying, so if my typing goes to crap, you know why....She law lying on a flannel blanket and looked so sad. JB, the vet, came in and said he would do it when we're ready. And that we could leave the room, I DID NOT leave, Everyone else did, but I couldnt do that. Jewels had always been there for me when I was mad at my step-dad and just anytime I was in a bad mood. She would love on me and fluff me and purr. So, I felt I owed it to her to be there for her b/c she had always been there for me. As they gave her the shots, which had to be done more times than normal b/c she was so dehydrated and small, the country song "When You Lie Next To Me" was playing and I totally lost it. I just kept saying "shhh, it's okay" and my heart was breaking. After it was finished, they placed her in a bag and let us take her home. The short ride seemed to last forever, and when we got there we put her in the deep freezer. Yes, you read right, but it was my step-dad's freezer for deer. He's a taxidermist (mounts animals) and we did that b/c I wanted him to mount her looking like she was asleep. I felt he could since he didnt even want to be in the room to tell her goodbye at the time. I later discovered that he just couldnt do it even though he wanted to be in there with her. He just couldnt handle it I guess. So, fast forward about 3-4 years and my mother's kitty, Tigger, past from the same kidney problems. We were told we caught it in time b/c we knew what to look for, but months later, he too had to be put to sleep. My mother just couldnt bare to bury him, as I had felt about Jewels, so she had him cremated at a local place that specializes in cremating animals/pets. So, Jewels finally came out of the freezer and was also cremated. I now have a cute little white box with her name on it and a certificate from the place. A few weeks after she was put to sleep, JB's' office sent a sweet card saying sorry for our loss. That's all it said, but it was the perfect thing to say. The front had a kitty and a dog sitting in front of a sunset. It was simple yet perfect in every way.

I cannot wait to see her again one day. I honestly believe that heaven isnt just for people, that we will see our furry friends again. B/c what's heaven without some furries? Anytime I hear that song, I cry. Seven years later and when I think about my baby girl, I cry. I have gotten some weird comments about the freezer thing, but I don't care. I could not put my baby under the ground. Yes, she was cremated, but this way, I still have her with me. She is in my curio cabinet with all my little kitty figurines. I wish I could find a figurine of a kitty with a halo. That would be perfect...


So, this is my story of how my baby, Jewels, crossed the bridge.
If you read all of it, thank you so much. It means a lot.
And I don't know what I'm going to do when something happens to Gizmo. She's over 10 years old and I hate to think. But, she has always had something about her that makes her a fighter, mentally and physically, so I believe that is why she has outlived Jewels and Tigger by so long.
Again, thank you for reading...
~April

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Remembering...9/11/01






Tummy Thursday



I love snuggles.

I am happy it is almost the weekend, so Daddy and I can play b/c we didn't get to last weekend.

Mommy is working on her next trip to CVS and there are coupons all over the kitchen table...can you say "TEMPTING!!!"..mol.

Mommy was nice about the party, so I'm gonna give her a break and not whap all of them onto the floor. You're lucky this time, Mommy! Next time I won't be so nice...hehe

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Oy! I got in trouble...well, not really...

First off, I just want to thank everyone of you who came to my party! I had so much fun and made some new friends.

BUT, guess what! Mommy read my blog while she was away and saw that I was having a party! uh-oh...she wanted to punish me, but said that since everyone helped clean up, she would let it slide this time! hehe. I love my mommy.

Oh, but she didn't like the hairballs left in the shoes..whoops. Oh well. She said just to ask about a party next time and maybe she would help out but only if everyone helps clean up again!






Thursday, September 4, 2008

Party Time!...AND It's my 75th post!!...AND I am Kitty of the Day!!!

Ok, efurryone the beans and parents are leaving in a bit. Earlier than expected. So come on over and Party!!!


Let's see, we've got fresh catnip. Plenty to make Niptini's with.





How about some sushi!
I even have a DJ'ing kitty coming to help with the tunes!!!

This just seemed appropriate!!

For those of you who don't like niptini's....*gasp* Is there anyone that doesn't!!??
And of course, the cake!!

I just realized I am the cat of the day for Friday at the Tuxedo Gang Hideout!!! Go check me out!!! Thanks for making my day even better!!!

Goodbye, Texas.


I like windows...



Yeah, this is an older pic (a few months), but Mommy thinks it's cute. The second is a closer one. I was looking outside at the neighbor's kitty, Scabby. I don't like him. But, Mommy and daddy and the beans do. I do not know why...because I am their kitty...Mommy says that she likes to pet and feed other kitties in the neighborhood because it makes her feel good. I guess if she's helping out other kitties it is okay. As long as they do not come into MY house!


Oh, and don't forget that everyone around here is leaving on Friday! And won't be back until Sunday afternoon/night. I am thinking of throwing a party!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Tuxie Tuesday

We were not as lazy as I had hoped to be yestersay. Daddy wasnt supposed to work, but they offered it to him. He would get like double and a half overtime. So, I told him he could go and make extra money to buy me even more treats. Oh, and some litter! I need new litter in my box, Daddy...FYI...So, I didnt get to lay around on Daddy as I had planned. When he got home, Mommy left and went to the CVS store again and brought home even more stuff. Then we all sat down to watch the Tennessee vs. UCLA football game last night at 7pm (central). Tennessee lost in OverTime.. Boo, Daddy was not very happy about this. I tried to cheer him up with snuggles, but he was tired and went to bed b/c it was 11:00pm already! Then, I snuggled with Mommy a bit and went to the end of the bed where my spot is.
Oh, and I am going to be all alone Friday afternoon until Sunday afternoon!!! Anyone wanna come over and play? We have fresh catnip growing on the front porch and as I showed in my last post..lots of stinky goodness & treats!!!