Thursday, December 31, 2009

Camie (and Gracie)

We don't often post pictures of Camie because this is our blog, but she had to go to the V-E-T on an emergency yesterday, so we thought we would ask our friends for some purrs for her.

About a month ago, she got a lump on her neck, so Mom took her to the V-E-T then and they did a needle biopsy, but it came back just showing blood cells. The V-E-T assumed she had an edema and told Mom to keep an eye on it.

Well, yesterday when Mom got up, she took Camie out for a walk and she was fine. About 15 minutes after she came in, Camie was panting in the kitchen, and wouldn't come lay down. Mom finally got her into the living room to lay down, and noticed that her neck was starting to swell up. Mom thought it was an allergic reaction, so she drove to Target to get some antihistimine medicine. She gave her a pill, but realized almost immediately that the swelling was a lot worse, and that it would be best to take her in to the V-E-T.

When they got to the V-E-T, he decided that it didn't feel like an allergic reaction, so he took a couple of x-rays. Fortunately, they showed that her airway wasn't closed at all and that the swelling was all on the outside of her neck area. He still isn't quite sure what the problem is, but he kept her for the day, and gave her a steroid shot to help with the swelling and some antibiotics for her to take in case it is an infection of some kind. He also took bloodwork to send away to the lab and we should have the results later in the day today.

Here is what her neck looked like last night - about 12 hour after Mom first noticed the swelling. We are sorry the pictures aren't that great, but Mom still hasn't found the camera so she used her cell phone. (The bruising is from the bloodwork they took - not an injury)

Here is a bonus picture of Gracie playing with a flashlight spot. She isn't smart enough to realize that the light comes from Mom and you can't ever catch it.

PS - We also want to wish everyone a very happy New Year. We hope everycats' beans are safe tonight.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Saying Goodbye is Hard

We read some very sad news today. After 18-1/2 years, Princess has run off to the bridge to be with her beloved brother Caesar. Princess, we will miss you very, very much. You were the epitome of the word lady. We are glad that you are with your brother now, but our hearts are sad and our eyes are leaking.

Thank you for letting us use your graphic Skeezix.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Meezer Rule Wednesday

My rule for today - take care of your beans when they are sick, but only up to a point. After a while, taking care of them ruins your naps.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Tortie Tuesday

Wow, little did we know that when Tavi complained about not having enough Mom time, how much we would be getting. Mom came home from work last Tuesday with a fever and has been home sleeping, snorting, hacking, honking, and complaining about how much her head and ear hurt ever since. We liked it a lot for the first few days and spent a lot of time snuggling with her. Now, we are kind of tired of the interruptions to our sleep with her hacking and honking all the time. She is finally starting to feel better, but is still planning on staying home with us at least one more day. Of course after Friday, she will be back home with us for two weeks for winter break, but by then, she should be feeling better and not interrupting our naps.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Meezer Monday

This is how I spent my weekend. I slept a lot. Mom was gone both Saturday at a friend's house, and then went out to dinner on Sunday. The little time that was left, I cuddled with Mom. I think she needs to take some time off so she can spend it with me. I don't think she's been spending nearly enough time with me.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Formerly Feral Friday

Me Gracie. Me don't know if me Formerly Feral or not, but me found outside, and me only trust the Mom person at first. Me likes to sit on the back of the couch - this is where me is now. It has the best view of the pool area. Birds like to hang out there, so Gracie escape and som friends We hope y'all have a fabulous weekend.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Meezer Rule Wednesday

Here I am sleeping in the arms of my favorite bean. My rule is: If it is a special day for your bean, cuddle with them, and give them as many purrs as they can handle.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Fun on Tuesday

We got another package yesterday, and Mom finally got around to opening both of them for us. We are sorry for the quality of the pictures, but Mom still hasn't found her camera, so she had to use her cell phone, and it doesn't take the best pictures.Here is the package we got today.

Here I am helping open both of them.

The package we got yesterday was from Eric and Flynn and their beans. They thanked us for hosting a BBQ when they were here last month.

Here is the inside of the card.

Here is another card that was inside.

Here is the inside.

Here is one of the gifts. It is a bouncy ball. Gracie really likes it.

Here is another one. It has a cord that you can pull and it moves all around.

Here is a bone for Camie.

And here is a rawhide card for Camie. Mom was going to give Camie her treats when we went to bed last night, but Camie had other ideas. She took her treats and wouldn't give them back to Mom without a tug of war. Mom had to open them so Camie would not eat the packaging.

This is a wonderful toy. It is a kicker, and I tried to help Mom take it out of the box. Gracie and I LOVE it. It is so much fun to roll around with. There was also a black spider toy inside, but Mom doesn't know where the picture of it went. We also LOVE to play with it too. It is on a string so Mom can dangle it for us,
Here I am testing it out.

Here is a gift for Mom. It is a beautiful silver bookmark with a cat on it. It is perfect for her. She loves to read.

Here is the package we got a couple of weeks ago. It is from Mom Robyn of the Hotties (House of the Mostly Black Cats). She had a contest and gave a pin away and we won.
Here I am with the box.

There was a beautiful pin inside. Mom is going to enjoy wearing it.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Meezer Monday

We hope everyone had a great holiday weekend. Mom decided to desert us overnight to go play and sleep with a bunch of Camie dogs. One of her friends has 4 greyhounds, so she took Camie and watched them overnight. She came home reeking of strange dogs. I had to bathe myself just to get the stink off of me. We are glad she has her normal scent back now.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Formerly Feral Friday

This is where I've been sleeping every night. Mom puts a blanket over Camie, and I get up there and snuggle with her. It's quite warm. And it allows me to see when Mom starts to move so I can start to demand either treats or food.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Thursday Thirteen

Me Gracie. Me decided to post 13 things that maked the MLP go "Oh Gracie" this week.
1. Me chasded Cody under the bed. Me not like Cody much, so me chasded him under the bed - Gracie thinks he belongs under there.
2. Me used MLP's wicker dresser as a scratching post. It's perfect for that, so Gracie has to stretch and scratch, scratch, scratch.
3. Me pokded Tavi when he walked by. But he swatted me back, so me had to pokded him again.
4. Me tasted the MLP's dinner. It was okay.
5. Me convinced Tavi to play THoE at 2 in the morning just as the MLP was trying to go to sleep.
6. Me walked across the computer 50 million times.
7. Me chasded Cody again.
8. Me scratched, scratched, scratched, scratched, scratched in the litter box. Me likes to makded sure everything is well covered.
9. Me ignored the MLP when she called for Gracie. Me just kept hollering for her so she would come to me, not the other way around.
10. Me sat near Tavi and let him lick Gracie's head.
11. Me sat with Camie and purred.
12. Me fell asleep in a cute position.
13. Me loved on the MLP and prickded her lots. Me liked it so much, me did it almost every day.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Meezer Rule Wednesday

We entered a contest on Facebook, and would really appreciate your votes. We entered the Cutest Senior Cat on Facebook contest. nThis is one of Mom's favorite pictures of Tiki and I before he went to the bridge. She loves it because we are holding paws. It looks like you can vote once per day and we would love it if you would vote for us.
My rule for today: If you enter a contest, don't be ashamed to beg for votes.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Ticked off Tuesday

Okay, the person who calls herself Our Mom is totally useless. She still can't find her flashy box (not that she's really tried hard to find it). First it was because she was sick, and now it is because she has school. We got something really cool in the mail, and we want to show everyone. There is a picture of it somewhere here on our blog, but we want to see it in person, and Mom won't open the package 'til she can take pictures. Anyone want to trade Mom's for a while?

Monday, November 16, 2009

Meezer Monday

Mom was home with us for almost a whole week. She had Wednesday off, and only went to work for about 2-1/2 hours on Thursday, and was home with us all of Friday, most of Saturday, and all of Sunday. We've been doing a really good job of holding her legs down for her so she doesn't fall off the couch or the bed. She spent most of the the time asleep, except for yesterday. She was still laying down on the couch, but she spent a lot of time playing with a guy named Tivo. She went back to work today. We are not very happy about having our napping buddy gone again. She said it was only for a week and a half, and then she would be home again for a long weekend, and then she said before we know it, she will have winter vacation off and be home with us for two whole weeks. We can't wait. We love it when Mom is home to give us extra treats and nap time with her.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Formerly Feral Friday

I am still really good at demanding treats. And Mom almost always complies with my demands. She even came home early yesterday and is going to stay home today to make sure we get treats on demand. Of course, when she came home yesterday, she ended up sleeping for 5 hours. And she told us she plans on doing even more sleeping today. We think because she is staying home, she should spend time with us, not sleeping on the couch.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Happy Veteran's Day

Today, we thought we would post a few posters from WWII as a way of paying tribute to all of our veterans.
We also want to thank our Papa who served in the Air Force for 26 years. He was a Flight Simulator Technician. All pilots have to use a flight simulator to practice situations where it is unsafe to do it in a real plane - such as landing in bad weather, or having an engine go out. Our Papa made sure that the pilots had working flight simulators to practice in so that they would be safer if they were ever faced with one of those situations in real life. He may not have been in a combat situation, but he made sure that the pilots were able to be well trained before they got there. Thank you to all our veterans, whether they were in combat or not.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Thankful Tuesday

Me Gracie. Me sad today. Me not always like Jade, but me miss her now. Mommy says for me to tell everyone "Thank you!" So, thank you everyone for your purrs and condolences and hugs for Jade and for us. We are so thankful we have friends like you. Tavi and Me, Gracie, are spending lots of time loving on Mommy. Her is still sad, but her knows her did the right thing, and her knows Jade is healthier and happier at the Bridge.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

A New Angel

Jade ran off to the bridge a little while ago. I took her in to the emergency vet, and while they were writing up an estimate of how much it would cost to run all of the tests, I was alone in the room with her. I told her that if she needed to run off to be better to go ahead. She immediately started gasping for breath. The vet came back in and said she was going, and I told him to put her to sleep so she wouldn't suffer anymore. I only had her for a little over a year, but it doesn't lessen the pain of missing her. I know she is happy and healthy again, but I will miss her very much. Thank you all for your purrs. I am sure they brought her comfort in her last hours.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Purrs for Jade - Please

Hi, Camie's Kitties Mom here. I was hoping I could get some purrs for Jade please. I hadn't seen her in a couple of days which is not unusual, but I took some food into my room to eat, and she didn't show her face which is unusual. She loves to steal food from my plate. Anyway, I found her under my bed in the back corner - I had to pull my bed totally apart to get her, and she is a very sick lady. She is very lethargic, and feels a little warm to me. She is drinking lots of water, and will take a lick or two of baby food, but doesn't seem that interested in eating. I've gotten her to eat two syringes of watered down food. If she isn't looking better by tomorrow, I will take her into the emergency vet, otherwise, I will take her into our regular vet on Monday. Anyway, if you wouldn't mind sending some purrs her way, she could sure use them. Thanks.
BTW - Gracie is all over her stomach bug. It looked like it was just a 24 hour thing.

Friday, November 6, 2009


Me Gracie. This is how me feel. Me feel upset in my tumbly. Mine Mommy let me sleep on her and her covered me with a blanket. Me sleep lots. Me tired. Me don't like it when mine Mommy coughs. Her is coughing lots right now. Mine Mommy and me are going to sleep lots so we can feel better.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Meezer Rule Wednesday

My rule for today: When your mom can't find her camera, it's best to just sleep until she takes the time to look for it. Of course, that could lead to a really long nap.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Tortie Tuesday

Me Gracie! MLP is a dork. Her can't find her camera, so we have to use old pictures. Hopefully her finds her camera soon, because Gracie's been very cute lately - her said so.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Meezer Monday

This is how I spent my weekend - well this, and napping. Mom deserted us both days. On Saturday, she went to a friends' house, and on Sunday, she went into her day hunting place, even though she doesn't day hunt on Sundays. She was gone all day too. She did say she would be home one day the week after next, so I guess that it's okay that she left us both days.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Another 'TockTober Day

Me Gracie! Me doesn't like having my 'tocks ina picture. Me kept turning from the MLP, but her took my picture anyway. Me only likes to stick my 'tocks in her face, not her camera.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Thankful Thursday

It is starting to get chilly at night. I am thankful I have a nice warm bed to cuddle up in (and a bean to cuddle with - if I want).

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Meezer Rule Wednesday

Here is a short video of me eating some BBQed hamburger. I really had a great time. So, my rule for today is: If you are given the chance to be at a BBQ - GO! (and make sure you get to eat some of the nommy food.)

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Tortie Tuesday

Me Gracie! Here is me going purr, purr, purr and prick, prick, prick on the MLP. She doesn't like it when I keep pricking her. When I prick her too much, she chops off my clawrs. Me don't like that.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Meezer Monday

Mom had her BBQ yesterday, and I got to go (along with Camie).

Here the two of us are on the blanket in the sun. As you can see, I had a harness on, but noone was holding me. I never wandered off.
I got to eat a little bit of grilled hamburger. It was nommy. Camie got the rest.

Here I am on Grr's (etc.) mom's lap. She was so nice.
Now I'm with Grr's girl. She's nice too.
Here is Eric's and Flynn's mum holding me.
Here's their dad.
We all had a great time. Everyone spent a lot of time holding me, and petting Camie. Mom and everyone else talked about what else - cats and the blogs. If you want to see all of the pictures, you can visit the Southern California Cat Bloggers Meeting Place.