A very happy birthday to the most excellent Fooder1 [personal profile] baranduin!!! I hope you are spending a relaxing evening with warm Harry floof, and even Harry himself, and wonderful birthday treats. :-D

Moo and Tuxie would like to send their greetings--take it away, you two:

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Moo: Happy Birthday, Baranduin!!! I woke up from my nap just to say that. You should be honored. Hey, King of the Mountain! You going to wish Baranduin a happy birthday?

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A very happy birthday to the most excellent Fooder1 [personal profile] baranduin!!! I hope you are spending a relaxing evening with warm Harry floof, and even Harry himself, and wonderful birthday treats. :-D

Moo and Tuxie would like to send their greetings--take it away, you two:

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Moo: Happy Birthday, Baranduin!!! I woke up from my nap just to say that. You should be honored. Hey, King of the Mountain! You going to wish Baranduin a happy birthday?

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( Nov. 6th, 2016 08:37 pm)
Our leaves peaked Friday and are past peak today. So there's as much brown and bare as color now, but there's still a lot of color and green still yet to turn. It's been a beautiful week here. This pic is from 2 weeks ago:

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Cats: Tuxie is doing well. I succeeded in doing 2 blood glucose curves on him a couple of weeks back--the first day was really high, but he was just getting over whatever digestive upset he had--whether it was from a lot of bad food or a virus. The next day, his values were very normal and his tests at the vet went well, except for raised pancreatic values, like me and Moo had. I need to start spot checking him, but I wanted his ears to recover from the pin cushion I had made of them. It's been great to see him climbing both cat trees again and he's been a cuddle bun. Moo is still being a painfully slow eater who I have to monitor for a good hour or so in the morning and evening so her food doesn't get devoured by the Tuxie monster--good thing they're cute.

Health: I had a tooth pulled and just got the sutures out yesterday. In 3 weeks I'll have an implant put in. I'm on celebrex for my foot and pinched neck nerve pain. I've had a couple of podiatrist appointments, am sleeping with a night splint on my left foot, which is helping, and getting orthotics made. More appointments to go. The neuropathy in my left arm from the pinched neck nerve is still troublesome, but the celebrex is helping with the pain some. Unless it gets a lot better in the next couple of weeks, I'll probably need to do some traction therapy for it this winter to try to stretch the neck discs some, after I get through with the dentist and podiatrist. I'm just not sure what that's going to require time-wise and whether I'll have enough work leave time for it. The hot flash and anxiety problems are ongoing.

I met up with a science fiction meet-up group for lunch at the Museum of the American Indians cafe in DC. I had my first fry bread, but it wasn't hot, so not that good--will have to get fresher fry bread sometime. I even had breakfast at Denny's that morning for my full Thomas-Builds-the-Fire experience, but driving into DC made me nervous, and my anxiety level was a little high to make the day fun, what with the election and my personal chemistry. There were beautiful beaded clips in the gift shop that made me think of [livejournal.com profile] deluxvivens. I've been thinking of her quite a bit lately. I really miss her. Walks in the autumn beauty and framing pics of it, snuggling cats, and good novels remain the best medicine for me. And watching SNL election skits online really helps.

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( Nov. 6th, 2016 08:37 pm)
Our leaves peaked Friday and are past peak today. So there's as much brown and bare as color now, but there's still a lot of color and green still yet to turn. It's been a beautiful week here. This pic is from 2 weeks ago:

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Cats: Tuxie is doing well. I succeeded in doing 2 blood glucose curves on him a couple of weeks back--the first day was really high, but he was just getting over whatever digestive upset he had--whether it was from a lot of bad food or a virus. The next day, his values were very normal and his tests at the vet went well, except for raised pancreatic values, like me and Moo had. I need to start spot checking him, but I wanted his ears to recover from the pin cushion I had made of them. It's been great to see him climbing both cat trees again and he's been a cuddle bun. Moo is still being a painfully slow eater who I have to monitor for a good hour or so in the morning and evening so her food doesn't get devoured by the Tuxie monster--good thing they're cute.

Health: I had a tooth pulled and just got the sutures out yesterday. In 3 weeks I'll have an implant put in. I'm on celebrex for my foot and pinched neck nerve pain. I've had a couple of podiatrist appointments, am sleeping with a night splint on my left foot, which is helping, and getting orthotics made. More appointments to go. The neuropathy in my left arm from the pinched neck nerve is still troublesome, but the celebrex is helping with the pain some. Unless it gets a lot better in the next couple of weeks, I'll probably need to do some traction therapy for it this winter to try to stretch the neck discs some, after I get through with the dentist and podiatrist. I'm just not sure what that's going to require time-wise and whether I'll have enough work leave time for it. The hot flash and anxiety problems are ongoing.

I met up with a science fiction meet-up group for lunch at the Museum of the American Indians cafe in DC. I had my first fry bread, but it wasn't hot, so not that good--will have to get fresher fry bread sometime. I even had breakfast at Denny's that morning for my full Thomas-Builds-the-Fire experience, but driving into DC made me nervous, and my anxiety level was a little high to make the day fun, what with the election and my personal chemistry. There were beautiful beaded clips in the gift shop that made me think of [livejournal.com profile] deluxvivens. I've been thinking of her quite a bit lately. I really miss her. Walks in the autumn beauty and framing pics of it, snuggling cats, and good novels remain the best medicine for me. And watching SNL election skits online really helps.
Happy Birthday, [personal profile] supergee and Happy Belated Birthday, [personal profile] gale_storm!!! I hope they are the start of great years for you.

Here, have some excellent cats!!!

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Tuxie and Moo in proximity, engaging in their strenuous morning routine.


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Mooshka and her very pink ear interiors.

*hugs*

Tuxie and his little shaved leg.

TUXIE

Tuxie is doing lots better. When he first came home after 3 nights at the emergency clinic 2 weeks ago, he was so full of love, he nuzzled me for hours--he's usually more of a rub against your legs or a short rub to your hand if he's liking being petted, but if he could have purred himself into my pores he would have, he wanted to be so close. He rubbed on Moo as if she was Saki, and got hisses to back off, then she came up and snuffled his face, so it was OK. He's since gotten back to his usual more self-contained sweet self.

The great thing is his neuropathy has reversed. He's walking totally on his toes and jumping into the bathroom window and on the sunroom cat tree like he hasn't in almost 2 years, which is wonderful to see. He's still looking interestedly at the kitty condo in the living room without jumping on it, so I don't know if his neuropathy is all the way better, but it's something. The vet lowered his insulin dose when I saw him the week before, and we'll see if it can be reduced further when we see the vet this week. I don't know if he's going into full remission, or just will be able to be on a small dose of insulin from now on--I'm sure hoping for remission. So the seizure may be due to having been able to get the carbs out of his diet a few weeks ago, but we can't know for sure without doing a brain MRI, which involves anesthesia, which I'm not willing to put him through, anytime soon at least. He's on an anti-seizure pill I give him twice a day for 3 months--he loves pill pockets, so it's easy.

I got a pet glucosemeter, lancets, and test strips, so if he ever has another seizure, I'll know if he is hypo- or hyperglycemic, and know whether he needs insulin or a sugar source, so I don't make the same mistake I made this time that made things worse. I got a lesson on using it at the vet, but I have some reading up to do on how to set it up still--bleh.

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Ms. Moo aka Princess Holstein the Winsome (called Mooshka by her minion) would like to wish [personal profile] benedict a very happy birthday, provided it does not require her to get up out of her throne, getting up being quite tedious.



However, if dry kibble is provided at the birthday party, she will so grace it with her presence in a flash--just say the word . . . national boundaries are not a problem; oh no, they are not.
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( Sep. 1st, 2016 12:40 pm)
Thank you for all your hugs and support. Yesterday was tough. Tuxie had more seizures yesterday morning after I left him and they were giving him valium, but once the seizures stopped, they started him on keppra in the afternoon and when I got to see him he was pretty doped up, but enjoyed catnip rubs and being petted asleep. They really weren't sure what was going on yet.

He hasn't had any more seizures and the doctor today thinks all of it is more likely blood sugar related than other brain issues, so she doesn't think the ultrasound is necessary (it's been a different doctor each day--that's how things roll at the emergency clinic). She says he is responding well now and they are starting him on his insulin at a lower dosage and we will see how he does. He could go home tonight, but it might be a better idea to keep him overnight--I'd rather have his blood sugar be monitored for 24 hours after starting his insulin again, frankly. I will go visit him this evening regardless. He is still blind--it could take days or weeks to return, or not at all.

I didn't get home until after 4 am Tuesday night, so I'm still exhausted and headachy and shaky today. I'm lucky to be teleworking at home.

Moo seems to be doing fine--I don't know what she thinks of Tuxie not being here. She ate more wet food this morning than she had been--a good ounce--only the one wet food so far seems to be acceptable among other flavors and brands I've tried. But she hasn't been eating much over 1 ounce a day, which I don't think is enough, so I'm giving her a little dry food at night again. I do not know if the removal of dry food changed Tuxie's balance or not, but it could have been the cause--it may be that he needs less insulin from now on if we get through this. He was eating more of his wet food, and has been eating well at the vets still. He will need to be on the keppra for 3 months. I hope to hear from our vet Dr C today and hope maybe he can shed more light on why Tuxie was having a low blood sugar seizure when I got home 14 hours after his last insulin dose before I dosed him. I wish I had gone home sooner. I am very tired.
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( Aug. 27th, 2016 09:32 pm)
For the last 20+ years that I've been walking around Greenbelt Lake, more often than not there has been one Great Blue heron about. I think for many years it may have been the same one. A year or so back it wasn't around much, and since then we've had a smaller more rumpled looking one around. Now it's been joined by a Great Egret. A regular I see by the lake said he's seen 3 of the egrets, But so far I've only seen the one.


Great Egret (for some reason this pic isn't showing up on DW--link on the link to LJ below to see it)
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( Aug. 14th, 2016 07:05 pm)
So I did go out to grocery shop yesterday, but since the water was almost too hot on Thursday night, I flaked on going to the pool this weekend. Not a lot done, but thank you so much to my friends who help me to not feel too bad about that.

Here's some critters I've seen by the lake over the past month for you:


I believe that is an American Painted Lady butterfly.

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Moo and Tuxie planned to do a little dance for your birthday, [livejournal.com profile] febobe, but as you can see . . .


. . . they are very, very busy cats. It takes a lot of work and dedication to prepare to win the only feline Olympic sport and they are working very hard at their form here. They hope to bring back the gold in the synchronized team division.



Happy Birthday, dear [livejournal.com profile] febobe!!! May you have a gold medal birthday with fun, yummies, and love today with your folks!!! (((((You)))))

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Moo and Tuxie planned to do a little dance for your birthday, [livejournal.com profile] febobe, but as you can see . . .


. . . they are very, very busy cats. It takes a lot of work and dedication to prepare to win the only feline Olympic sport and they are working very hard at their form here. They hope to bring back the gold in the synchronized team division.



Happy Birthday, dear [livejournal.com profile] febobe!!! May you have a gold medal birthday with fun, yummies, and love today with your folks!!! (((((You)))))
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( Jul. 18th, 2016 08:59 pm)
A very happy birthday to dear [livejournal.com profile] mews1945!!! I hope today is filled with love and all good things and that you feel a little stronger each day. Here are some pretties and fuzzies from around Greenbelt Lake, and thereabouts for you.


A sweet william in all their variety of colors that was blooming in May by the lake.


A deer in the woods behind my apartment building who was very fascinated by my talking to him in baby talk--so many critters seem to just love that.


A squirrel by the lake feasting at a lakeside house's yard where they put out bird seed.

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( Jul. 18th, 2016 08:59 pm)
A very happy birthday to dear [livejournal.com profile] mews1945!!! I hope today is filled with love and all good things and that you feel a little stronger each day. Here are some pretties and fuzzies from around Greenbelt Lake, and thereabouts for you.


A sweet william in all their variety of colors that was blooming in May by the lake.


A deer in the woods behind my apartment building who was very fascinated by my talking to him in baby talk--so many critters seem to just love that.


A squirrel by the lake feasting at a lakeside house's yard where they put out bird seed.

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KVETCHING

A lot of annoying times for me these past 3 weeks, in addition to the upsetting world angst. Nothing life shattering for me--I'm just bent out of shape like it was--shape up self! Car repairs that took 2 days and resulted in having to replace the radiator and fan assembly. At the same time, I had a maintenance person in for 2 days working on the drip that had become a stream from my bathtub faucet and had to keep calling on him when the first days work resulted in not all the water going up to the shower head when switched, until he came up with a makeshift solution, which I hope holds.

Then the next week my bedroom ac stopped working. That took a week and a lot of calling, waiting for contractors who did not show up, hot nights, then the maintenance man making my sunroom into a mess when he brought in a portable ac. It was finally fixed Tuesday.

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"Oh no!" says Moo, hiding her head under a pillow:


"It's past midnight where [livejournal.com profile] julchen11 is and surely she's gone to bed and we missed wishing her a happy birthday!!!!


"Well, maybe she won't mind seeing birthday wishes when she wakes up," says Tuxie, "so I'm going to say, Happy Birthday, Julchen, no matter how hard spell check tries to change her name to I don't know what!!!


"I guess you're right, Tuxie. Happy Birthday, Gulches! Gulches? It's Julchen, you stupid computer--I said, Happy Birthday, Gulches!!! Oh, it did it again--STOP that!!!! JULCHEN!!!! Happy Birthday, Julchen!!!"


We brought you some mountain laurel blooms and hope you had a lovely day!!!!

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"Oh no!" says Moo, hiding her head under a pillow:


"It's past midnight where [livejournal.com profile] julchen11 is and surely she's gone to bed and we missed wishing her a happy birthday!!!!


"Well, maybe she won't mind seeing birthday wishes when she wakes up," says Tuxie, "so I'm going to say, Happy Birthday, Julchen, no matter how hard spell check tries to change her name to I don't know what!!!


"I guess you're right, Tuxie. Happy Birthday, Gulches! Gulches? It's Julchen, you stupid computer--I said, Happy Birthday, Gulches!!! Oh, it did it again--STOP that!!!! JULCHEN!!!! Happy Birthday, Julchen!!!"


We brought you some mountain laurel blooms and hope you had a lovely day!!!!
lavendertook: (Moo elf)
( Apr. 1st, 2016 09:14 pm)
I have this pair of New Balance sneakers that don't quite match. Either that's an "N" when Moo stretches out like that, or a "Z" for Zorro! In any event, today is her and her son Tuxie's designated approximate birthdays! Today Moo is 11 and Tuxie is 10. Happy Birthday to my silly Interlopers, who 10 years ago were strays outside my building, and decided being inside with cushions was best. Happy Birthday Mooshka and Tuxie Tinuviel! Also posted at http://lavendertook.dreamwidth.org/195060.html with comment count unavailablecomments
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lavendertook: (Moo elf)
( Apr. 1st, 2016 09:14 pm)
I have this pair of New Balance sneakers that don't quite match.





Either that's an "N" when Moo stretches out like that, or a "Z" for Zorro!

In any event, today is her and her son Tuxie's designated approximate birthdays! Today Moo is 11 and Tuxie is 10. Happy Birthday to my silly Interlopers, who 10 years ago were strays outside my building, and decided being inside with cushions was best.





Happy Birthday Mooshka and Tuxie Tinuviel!
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A very happy birthday to [personal profile] baranduin from Moo and Tuxie and me!!!! Moo and Tuxie ask Scout, Teddy, and Harry to give their Fooder 1 lots of love and purrs today, and no surprises to step on.



lavendertook: close up of saki alert (Saki)
( Dec. 4th, 2015 06:19 pm)
Today is 2 months since I lost Saki. I'm doing a much better job this month of focusing on being grateful for the 16 years I had in the company of that magnificent cat-being than on the sadness of her ending. There are days, and times, but it's not as raw as last month. I am so grateful for the support from my flist friends who held me up during the worst of it. I couldn't get through without you. Thank you. (((((((FLIST)))))

Below is another favorite pic, this of Herself with a wool catnip-filled mouse an old friend made and sent for her. She tended to love her newest toy and her newest bed most, but her fondness for this mouse lasted many years and it stayed in her latest beds.

It's also 9 years today since my dad died--tomorrow would have been his 88th birthday. The 15th will be 5 months since Mom died. He and Mom have 4 siameses tucked around them, but maybe Saki is visiting with them tonight, too.

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Is that a smiling kitten cat, or is that a smiling kitten cat? So fluffy sweet and soft, but look at the strength in that possessive paw. THIS MOUSE. IS MINE. GO ME! LOVE U.

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lavendertook: close up of saki alert (Saki)
( Dec. 4th, 2015 06:19 pm)
Today is 2 months since I lost Saki. I'm doing a much better job this month of focusing on being grateful for the 16 years I had in the company of that magnificent cat-being than on the sadness of her ending. There are days, and times, but it's not as raw as last month. I am so grateful for the support from my flist friends who held me up during the worst of it. I couldn't get through without you. Thank you. (((((((FLIST)))))

Below is another favorite pic, this of Herself with a wool catnip-filled mouse an old friend made and sent for her. She tended to love her newest toy and her newest bed most, but her fondness for this mouse lasted many years and it stayed in her latest beds.

It's also 9 years today since my dad died--tomorrow would have been his 88th birthday. The 15th will be 5 months since Mom died. He and Mom have 4 siameses tucked around them, but maybe Saki is visiting with them tonight, too.

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Is that a smiling kitten cat, or is that a smiling kitten cat? So fluffy sweet and soft, but look at the strength in that possessive paw. THIS MOUSE. IS MINE. GO ME! LOVE U.

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lavendertook: close up of saki alert (Saki)
( Nov. 8th, 2015 08:55 pm)
My beautiful girl with her little crossed paws, contemplative:



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lavendertook: close up of saki alert (Saki)
( Oct. 23rd, 2015 10:35 pm)
It's almost 3 weeks since I lost my beautiful girl. The first 2 weeks were definitely the worst with all the second guessing and self berating and pity of her passing--this week has been up and down but a little higher up the spiral of being able to accept her passing and just grieving and missing her. I had the pleasure of phone conversations with [personal profile] grey_wonderer and [personal profile] zlabya the past week and that helped immensely--thank you my friends. And thank you so much for all the support in wonderful comments you have all been giving me. I am very grateful to have you helping me get through my new life without my pirate, princess, and steel-driving cat with me.


For the last couple of years, Saki would more often than not sleep at night in her little bed next to my pillow. Often times when I'd reach over my hand, she'd wrap her paw around it or my wrist, or lay her head in my hand, or both. There was a time she used to sleep on my pillow around my head purring in winter--that was definitely before my hot flashes and my acquiring a chillow. Wherever she was, she always loved for me to lower my head so she could snuffle the very top of my head for a few moments, like Galadriel kissing Frodo's head.

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lavendertook: (b/s waterfall)
( Jul. 19th, 2015 12:08 am)
Happy birthday, dear [personal profile] mews1945!!!!!

Here's some summer flowers from Greenbelt Lake to celebrate your birthday.



And now here's some fuzzies:



Ms. Moo is all boxed and ready to come to be delivered for your birthday!



And here's the Comeback Kid, Ms. Saki, who is 3 lbs more than she was a couple years ago and did her cardio exercises running up the hallway stairs today, here to say Happy Birthday to you.



And here is Mr. Tuxie Tinuviel, dressed in his best for your birthday.

We hope it has been a lovely one. *hugs* <3


Moo would like to wish [personal profile] hanarobi a happy birthday by telling her all about her birthday party the beginning of last month when she turned 10 and that insufferable Tuxie turned 9. And it wasn't that annoying Saki's birthday either, which made it an even better day.

A swell party . . . )
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( Mar. 9th, 2015 08:24 pm)
Happy Belated Birthday, [personal profile] monkey5s!!!! And look how excited my furry household is about it, too . . .

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. . . well, maybe not, but you know how furry households are. May the days of sun and snowlessness increase for the year in your honor!

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lavendertook: (kitten and rose bouquet)
( Mar. 9th, 2015 08:24 pm)
Happy Belated Birthday, [personal profile] monkey5s!!!! And look how excited my furry household is about it, too . . .

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. . . well, maybe not, but you know how furry households are. May the days of sun and snowlessness increase for the year in your honor!
Best way to surprise someone for their birthday is to pick a day that is in no way near their birthday! And the lucky birthday grrl this time is the one and only [personal profile] baranduin!

You see, back on Halloween weekend last fall, I was visited by a pair of Valkitties. And here's what they had to say:

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Minion. We want you to wish [personal profile] baranduin a happy birthday.

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Tell the minion when that glorious day is.

HiyaHoyaHiyaHoyaMeOW!MEOW! . . . )
lavendertook: (Moo elf)
( Feb. 20th, 2015 03:29 pm)
I took Ms. Moo in for a dental cleaning before work. It involves anesthesia, and she had a bad time with the meds she was given afterward last time she had dental work due to extractions, so it's been a major worry today. But I just called and she's waking up, no extractions were needed so no evil meds, and I'll go get her in an hour, so a good note to start the weekend on. I am so relieved.

I will try to make up to her this weekend for having such a horrible morning--"Hello! Hello! Food? Water? For me? WTF? Why?" then shoved in a box, swathed in fleecy stuff(Mmmrrrf!), and taken out in the bitter cold, and left at THAT PLACE. Poor girl.

Lots else to report, of course, but I'll start with that. Happy Froday, ya'll!
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[personal profile] ancalime8301, Saki and Tuxie are eager to wish you a wonderful birthday and hope Maia and Hana are making much of you . . .

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But they're a bit busy on birdwatch at the moment. Hmmmm, maybe Moo might have a moment . . .

Oh, Miss Moo . . . )
lavendertook: (Captn Saki)
( Sep. 12th, 2014 09:14 pm)
I'm sorry to be late, but very happy belated birthday wishes to [personal profile] benedict and [personal profile] ink_gypsy! I hope you had great days.

I wasn't able to throw a kitty party to celebrate Saki's 16th last Thursday until Saturday. But it was a good time, as you can see here:

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The birthday paw! You can see Herself surveying her birthday spread. A cupcake and cold cuts all garnished with copious amounts of catnip. For some reason, Saki and Tuxie go wilder over cold cuts than freshly cooked meats, and even Moo, who will touch no fresh meats or cat food except for her One Kibble, partakes of the cold cuts--go figure. So yeah, they had a proper little luncheon party spread.

She's 16, she's beautiful, and I'm hers . . . )
A very happy birthday to [personal profile] mews1945!!! For your birthday, Saki has decided to deliver herself to you.

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SAKI: I'm all bagged up and ready to visit Mews. It's kind of weird, though, that I'm in a bag and can still see you. It's like I'm in the Bag World. And you must be a Bagwraith.

Enter the bag here . . . )


And next we'll take a stroll around the lake:

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Here's that corner of the lake with all the wildflowers, earlier in the season before the gallardia and black-eyed susans took center stage.

And there's more to see. . . )
lavendertook: (owl in rain)
( May. 20th, 2014 06:30 pm)
A very happy birthday to [livejournal.com profile] hanarobi from me and my kitties!

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We send our birthday greetings from up the hill from here.

Kitty spam ahoy! )
Today is my April Fools, Moo and Tuxie's approximate birthday! We had a nip party. Tuxie got extra treats. Moo got more of her One Kibble and a good brushing. They both had a game of laser tag. Much fresh nip was consumed by all feline citizens in attendance.

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Mr. Tuxtux is 8 today.

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Just stealing a moment to wish [livejournal.com profile] ancalime8301 a very happy belated birthday with greetings from my furry housemates to hers.

Saki,  Tuxie, & Moo, 1/2014

Hope it's been a great one. (-:

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Just stealing a moment to wish [livejournal.com profile] ancalime8301 a very happy belated birthday with greetings from my furry housemates to hers.

Saki,  Tuxie, & Moo, 1/2014

Hope it's been a great one. (-:
lavendertook: (Saki looking up)
( Sep. 4th, 2013 09:15 pm)
Today is Saki's 15th (approximate) birthday and the 14th anniversary of the day she came home with me. :-D I wasn't sure we were going to see this day together back in the spring, so it's been a very happy day.

Since today is a rushed workday, I put on a Big Kitty Birthday Bash for all 3 on Monday because Moo and Tuxie's birthday got brushed under in April due to hectic-ness and worry over Saki's illness. The party was a blast for all 4 of us. There was an abundance of fresh catnip from my friend D's garden, chicken, crinkly plastic bags, mylar stick fights, new catnip toys, string, laser chasing (quickly devolved into laser spectatorship), Saki swinging in a bag, Capt Saki riding in the Plum Hork (she still gets so excited about jumping in and being carried), flinging of toys down from the top of the cat condo by Saki and Tuxie respectively, brushing of Moo and Saki (not Tuxie's thing), and a new cat bagel bed that Saki excitedly jumped in immediately. I've never met a cat before who so absolutely loves new presents--her head was all aquiver upon seeing me holding the new bed--and shows such happy gratitude for them (licks my hand upon claiming her prize). She is so much fun to spoil. There will be pics, but I don't have time to get them up tonight--might have to wait until next month.

Today I presented her with another new catnip toy--she came over excitedly upon seeing it in its package--and upon removal from said package, she immediately grabbed it, curled around it to chew and gut it with her back claws. Then there was brushing and a fresh catnip round for all the customers.

It's been 14 years of my experiencing unspeakable cuteness on a daily basis due to this fluffhead. So I'm going to begin to hope on her 16th birthday now, but I am very grateful for this day, and every day my loving, soft-spoken (for a meezer), and purry puppy-cat full of ideas, wants, and conversation is still here is a gift.
lavendertook: (Captn Saki)
( Jul. 20th, 2013 08:00 pm)
It's Caturday, so here's some cats. It's easy to keep track of Saki's weight when she likes sitting on the scale for a little bit.

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Moo is copping a snuffle of Saki while she sits on the scale looking the other way. You can see the feet of the observing Tuxie in the background.

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