Sunday, October 15, 2017

Home again, home again, jiggety jig


Hi efurrybody!  I'm home and doing just fine after my visit to the stabby place.  

It started off kinda awful 'cuz the mom bean wouldn't give me any fuds.  Sasha and Saku were kind of mad at her too 'cuz they didn't get any either.  AND then the mom bean tried to grab me and put me in this box....but I runned away.  She chased me but I only wanted to go to the potty before we left!

The ride in the masheen was okay but I got a little scared when we got to the v e t office.  There sure are a lot of strange smells!  Mom bean left me with a furry nice lady who petted me and called me handsome. At least I think that's what happened 'cuz they told mom bean I was pretty pawsome.

To be honest, it's all a little hazy after that.  I had a pedicure, got a tattoo and a chip and then I went to sleep for awhile.  When I woke up I hung out until the mom bean came and picked me up.  I was happy to see her and I was good on the ride home.

Saku was not furry happy to see me. :(  He hissed and growled lots and mom bean sprayed him with the water bottle.  Usually she uses that on me so I thought it was pretty funny.  She did holler at me 'cuz I was running and jumping and someone told her I shouldn't.  

I feel fine! I been drinking and eating and sleeping and pooping and playing and pestering my brofurs.  Last night, this happened, Saku came and slept on the couch with me and I touched him.  Mom bean was soooo excited.  I think we're gonna be furriends after all.

Have a great day efurrybody!


Monday, October 9, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving!!




We have lots to be thankful for today, especially our furever home with the mom bean.  She makes sure we has good food, lots of toys, and great places to sleep in a warm and cozy house.  Which is a good thing, 'cuz it's getting pretty cool outside.  

We hope efurry kitty (and woofie) too gets to be as lucky as we are.

Best of all though, is all the wonderful furriends we have.  You are pawsome!!

Happy Thanksgiving efurrybody! 

Friday, October 6, 2017

On a more pawsitive note

Hi efurrybody, it's Sheldon here today!  I gotta say this place is a pretty good place to be.

I'm having so much fun with my brofurs, the fuds are nummy, and the mom bean says I has enuf energy to power the whole city.

There is lots of toys to play with and this mousey is my favorite.  No actually it's the string that comes with the mousey efurrywhere.  Or wait a minute maybe it is the mousey.  I can't decide!

I lub to wrestle with my brofur Saku.  He might be bigger than me, but I'm mightier....sometimes.  


My other brofur Sasha still doesn't like me much.  But if I am furry, furry quiet sometimes he even lets me snuggle up and sleep with him.
Mom bean says I don't know a good thing when I see it, cuz I almost always wake up and put the bitey on Sasha.  He doesn't like that at all!

I likes hanging out with the mom bean too.  I watch over her shoulder when she plays on the tippy tap masheen.  Sometimes I even help her.  :)

And sometimes I put the bitey on her too.  She says her arms look like pincushions....whatever those are.


Mom bean says this is her favorite photo of me so far.  I was so fast asleep I didn't even hear the flashy box.  She says I have two speeds, go and stop.  

Mom bean also says to tell you I'm going to get tutored later this week at the stabby place.  It doesn't sound like much fun to me, so if you can spare some purrs we'd all appawciate it.

Time for a nap in the sunny room!  Have a great weekend efurrybody.

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Farewell Cuzin Puddy

Mom bean told us yesterday that our cuzin Puddy ran to the Bridge that morning.  We is sad, as Puddy was the mom cat to our Silas and Shady, and she always came for a cuddle with the mom bean when she visited the farm.

Here is the message she received:

The only other news I have is sad but at the same time, had to happen. Puddy, who has lived at our place longer than we have (so I guess that makes it her place), had to be put down this morning. We assume she was almost 17 years old but the vet thought she was 18 plus. We think she may have had a stroke but as of two days ago, she quit eating and could barely walk. We were still able to get water into her but she couldn’t chew or swallow food so was facing a slow starvation, thus we took her in this morning. She is now buried in the flower garden between Luna and Anna.*

Puddy was an amazing cat. She was a great hunter and this spring, was still bringing us mice and birds and the odd chipmunk. In her prime, she used to go out into the pasture and bring back gophers. In our first year living in her place, we had a Japanese guest who I took for a mile long hike through the hills under a full moon. Puddy decided that was fun and came the whole way with us. She was once grabbed by a Great Horned Owl but survived that with three small puncture wounds. Not sure how the owl fared but I’m thinking he took a beating. Puddy didn’t back down to anything and put the run on many a dog. When we first moved out to her farm, P and I went out in the dark on the front lawn, plunked down a couple of chairs and were sitting watching the stars when Puddy jumped up into my lap. I guess she decided I was ok and I became her person from then on. I will miss her and how she would lie along my forearm with her claws wrapped around the ends of my fingers, being carried around like royalty. She was a pretty amazing arm cat who will be on her farm from now to eternity.

*Luna and Anna were the woofies who lived on the farm with Puddy and her daughters, P.J. (Puddy Junior) and Hollywood.  

Run free Puddy and say hello to Sami for us.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Sami, forever loved, always remembered

It is mom bean here again.  I've taken over the blog to share some of my favorite memories and stories of my beautiful girl Sami.  I'm sure Sasha, Saku and Sheldon will forgive me.....so long as I remember to feed them.

Sami came to us in August 2002 from the Regina Humane Society.  We had two cats at the time, Sasha and Silver, and my children convinced me we needed a third. (Don't ask me how....they just did).  When we went to the shelter I was adamant, we were going to get an older cat because kittens get adopted more quickly.  Ha!

We'll just take a peek into the kitten room they said.  We walked in and this little sprite of a kitten (about 6-7 weeks old according to the card) made it very clear she wanted our attention.  She jumped up and down, climbed the bars of the cage, and chirped eagerly.  We laughed because she reminded us of the Baby Sinclair of the Dinosaurs (a television program the kids loved), "I'm the baby, gotta love me".  

So we did.  And from that moment on this little girl had hold of my heart.  We brought her home to meet her older fur-sibs.  Sasha was tolerant (as he is with all kittens) and Silver hated her.  But they came to have an understanding.  As long as Sami was on the other side of Sasha, all was well.  Once Silver ran to the bridge Sami was happy to have Sasha to herself, and he was always her favorite...though the feeling wasn't always mutual.

Later when Shady and Silas came home, Sami became their mother.  She bathed and disciplined them even when they quickly out-sized her.  

Silas is the big orange tabby, his sister Shady is behind him, with wee Sami to their left.

Sami was always a little cat, she'd been found eating garbage in a bin (I assume someone tossed her) and I think that may have stunted her growth.  As the years passed, she became more rotund.  I always laughed and said it was pretty obvious she was my cat, short and round just like me.

She was our Walmart greeter.  There wasn't a person who came into the house that Sami didn't like.  However, when it came to the cats, she definitely ruled the roost.  Both Saku, and now Sheldon met the wrath of the paw of Sami and both learned to give her a wide berth. 

Sami was my cat or rather I was her bean.   Early mornings would find her perched on my shoulder (I sleep on my side), waiting and watching for any signs of wakefulness.  If that didn't work, she'd reach out a paw and touch my face gently.  AND if that didn't work, a claw would be extended to touch my face.  I learned to wake up before the claw was extended too far.


Sami never met a box she didn't like.  No matter the size she found her way in.  Her favorite box came into the house two years ago at Christmas, it sat beside the television stand with a towel in it (which I did switch and wash every so often).  That box is now in the garage as I cannot bear to look at it empty in the place it once 
sat.  

She also loved her toys, not to play with but to bring to me.  I'd hear her peeping her way down the hallway with her kitten, a Easter chick, or a mouse in her mouth.  Sami would drop the toy at my feet and you could see the pride on her face when I praised her for bringing the toy.

Her favorite watering hole was the toilet bowl.  She'd probably hate me for sharing this photo, but it makes me laugh. 

Sami could make me laugh, she could make me smile, and she was the first to comfort me if I was sad.  I think sometimes she was more in tune with my emotions than I am.

I miss her more than words can say.  I reach for where she slept on the bed in the middle of the night and she's not there.  I see one of her toys and I'm reminded I'll never hear that little chirp and trill again.  I see the fourth bowl that I no longer need to fill with food and tears fill my eyes.

Then I look at some of my favorite photos and I smile through my tears.  

  


I am so blessed to have had fifteen years with this beautiful girl.  What I wouldn't give for just one more day.  In time I hope we are reunited.  In the meantime, I'm sure she, Silas and Shady are getting caught up...while Silver is reminding her to keep her distance.  

Thank you to everyone who has left a comment in the past few days.  I take comfort knowing you understand our loss and have taken time to leave your kind words and purrs.  

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Purrs Please


Any and all purrs and pawsitive thoughts would be appreciated today.

Mom bean here.  Sami hasn't been feeling well for a couple of weeks.  I found a couple of her teeth in my bed one morning and since then she starting eating less.  The last few days have been troubling as her appetite has decreased further, her right eye waters, she's frequently sneezing and one side of her mouth appears to be swollen.

Today, she's hasn't eaten at all and until a couple of minutes ago, hadn't had anything to drink.  She's been sleeping most of the morning.  

We have an appointment at the vet in about an hour.  I'm praying that whatever is going on, can be readily fixed but am mentally preparing myself for the worst. 

She's on my lap at the moment, as if she knows she's the focus of this post.  I'll be giving her lots of love before we head out in the car.  I'll post an update later today or tomorrow.

Update:
Unfortunately my worst fears were realized.  Upon examination, the vet found a large invasive tumour that nearly filled Sami's mouth cavity.  We discussed potential surgeries and palliative care (which would have required pilling), but ultimately I decided I could not put Sami through more suffering and pain.  

With a heavy heart, and many tears I said good-bye to my sweet girl.  She went quietly and peacefully; I truly believe she knew it was her time.  Sami has joined her fursibs Silver, Shady, and Silas at the Rainbow Bridge.  I am grateful that she is no longer in pain, and I know the pain I feel today will be tempered in time.


Sami, you are and always will be part of my heart.  

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Thankful Thursday

Hi efurrybody, it's Sheldon here.

I'm furry thankful to say that I get to stay out with the other kitties all the time now.  Well, except at dark o'clock but that's because I won't stop running around and putting the bitey on the other kitties and the mom bean too (or is that g'ma bean?).  Anyway she says I have to stay in another room until I learn to settle down.

So you know what I did?  This morning when I woke her up at 5 a.m. with my crying, and she brought me in her room I curled up on her chest and then I.......

farted!  MOL  Now she says my name should be Stinky, not Sheldon.

Oh and another kitty has something to be thankful for today.  The other day, mom bean found a kitty in the back yard.*  Nope she didn't bring him inside.  He had goopy eyes, was furry skinny and had matted furs.  He was sitting in the bird bath getting a drink of water.  She was surprised when he let her come near and even pick him up.

She came back in the house and got the kitty carrier, intending to catch him and call the humane society.  She said it was pretty clear he'd been outside for quite a while.  Well, when she brought him out to the front yard, she left him in the carrier on the sidewalk while she ran in for the phone.  Some neighbourhood kids were riding by and they saw the carrier.  One little girl said, "hey that looks like Sammy".  

She told the mom bean he belonged to one of the neighbours, dropped her bike and ran down the street.  Within minutes the neighbours were at the house and Sammy's mom bean was crying.  She told our mom bean he'd been lost for so long they thought he was dead.  He'd been sick and they thought he'd wandered off to die.

But he didn't and now he's back at home again with his mom and dad bean.  That makes us all furry happy.  We sure hope they don't let him outside again, 'cuz he might just get lost again. 

*Normally I water early or late in the day.  For some reason that day I went out mid-afternoon.  It's hard to say, but I suspect I wouldn't have found Sammy otherwise as I hadn't seen him previously this summer.  Like the kitties, I sure hope his family keeps him safely inside for the rest of his natural life.


Sunday, August 13, 2017

Likely story

Hi efurrybody, Saku here today.


Appawently, that brat Sheldon, thinks he can take over my cat tree.  Not if I have anything to say about he can't!

Sasha and Sami say he's not all that bad, but I'm still not taking any chances.  Why just this morning, he came running out the bedroom when the mom bean went to feed him and he came running right up to me while I was having my breakfast.  I gave one of my best hisses and gave him the smacky paw.  He sure backed off in a hurry then...and so he should.

Mom bean tells me he'll be moving to his own house someday.  Well, it can't come soon enough for me!

Hope you're all have a brat-free week at your house.  




Saturday, August 5, 2017

Takeover Caturday!

Hi efurrybody!  I'm Sheldon and that G'ma bean said I could talk to you today.  

I'm really liking it here....well, most of the time.  I like to hang out with Sasha and Sami in the sunny room or the G'ma bean's room.

But I really lub it when the beans put the Saku in the sunny room....he really, really, really doesn't like me and I'm scared of him.....because then I get to run and play.  

I lub the tree, cat television, drinking from the water fountain, and stealing from the other kitties' food bowls.  I lub playing with all the kitty toys and running all over the house.  

I don't like having to stay in my mom bean's room all alone.  Even though I have toys and food and water, I cry lots until I get out or get tired.  

But G'ma bean says it is getting near time for me to move to another house with my mom and the sticky bean.  

She says I'm great fun, but a bit of a pest.  Saku says he agrees!  Oh, oh is that him coming now?
I'd better go check and see.

Have a great Caturday efurrybody!!



Sunday, July 16, 2017

Seriously Sunday

Hi efurrybody!  We're all in a bit of a snit here.  Can you guess why?

Well, first of all came this....
The sticky bean showed up with our bean sisfur.  Mom bean says he's gonna stay for awhile.  That might be okay but he makes lots of noises we're not used to and he's starting to move around.  We're just a little worried he might try to touch us!

AND then came this....
What the heck is that do you ask?  Well, it's in our cat tree and
it's watching OUR cat television.
And it's playing with our toys and hanging out with our bean brofur and our mom too!  
Mom bean says it's his name is Sheldon and she's promised he won't stay furry long.  Just 'til the bean sisfur and sticky bean find their own place.

Seriously, we sure hope so.  

Have a great week efurrybody!

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Calculated Caturday

Hi efurrybody, Saku here!

I think I've figured something out.  You wanna know what it is?

If I want the mom bean to catch up on our blog, I just have to pin her down beside the 'puter.

Gosh I'm a smart kitty!

We is having the really warm, hots here.  Sami and Sasha are out in the sunny room, but the sun left so I'm hanging out with the mom bean in the noisy box room.  She says, so far, there is no sign of thunder boomers.  That's good 'cuz that scares me.

Have a great Caturday efurrybody!


Saturday, July 1, 2017

Happy Birthday Sami!

Hi efurrybody, Sami here today!

It's my 15th birthday today.  Or pretty darn close to it.  The mom bean counted backwards from when I was 'dopted.  She's says I'm pretty lucky, cuz I share my birthday with Canada.  I'm okay with that as long as I get all the nip. 

Did you know I almost didn't get 'dopted by the mom bean?  When she went to the shelter, she was looking for an older kitty but her bean kids convinced her to go into the kitten room.  There I was, hopping up and down, climbing the bars of the cage and yelling "Pick me, pick me!!!"  AND she did. 

I'm a little kitty, more round than long though mom bean says I have lost a pound or so in the last year. My favorite bean is mom, but my bean brofur comes a close second.  They call me the Walmart greeter because everyone who comes to the house gets to meet me.  I haven't met a bean I didn't like.  Now Saku is another matter.

Same goes for laundry baskets.  I lub me a fresh load of laundry right out of the dryer.  

Mom bean appawciates my efforts too.  She'll be all "Oh Sami, you've done it again.  You've furred up my black pants."  Glad to do it for you mom. 

Today, we has sun with some clouds coming.  It's a nice day so I'm going to hang out with my favorite brofur, Sasha. 


Have a great day, efurrybody!  

Monday, June 19, 2017

Some of our favorite boxes - for International Box Day!

Who knew?  We sure didn't but the Trout Talkin' tabbies did.  Mom bean was reading their post and told us about it.  

So then, of course, we told the mom bean we wanted to pawticipate.  It took some convincing since she's been incredibly lazy lately!  

But I (Saku) sat on her on Caturday and helped her go through some pictures on her 'puter.  Just look what we found!!!

This is from July 2010 when we moved into our house.  Sami was helping to hold down the boxes until the mom bean got them unpacked.






Here is Sasha in a box from March 2013.  Sasha doesn't often sit in boxes so this is a rare thing.

Obviously the mom bean was excited about getting the picture 'cuz she cut Sasha's ears off.





Here I am in the same box in July 2013.  I really, really liked that box!

Mom bean had it in front of the window on a little table.  This was before the cat tree so it was a purrfect place to watch cat television.








Sheesh mom bean, did you really have to share this one?  It's not a box...well, tecknically it is a litter box.  Kitties, please disregard the mom bean's attempt a humor.  Since I have no thumbs I am unable to remove it.

Sami loves boxes too. In fact she had two boxes  to hang out in, back in February 2015.

The bottom box was a great box, cuz it held lots of toys.  But mom bean says it was too big to keep in the noisy box room.  Sigh...no appawciation.

Mom bean says this is what happens when a kitty gets too big for his box. 

Can you believe she threw this box away?  It was just purrfect in July 2015.


Christmas 2016 was a great time for boxes under the tree.  The sticky bean wasn't even born yet but he had lots of presents under the tree.

I kept them safe (and furred up) for him.


Finally, here we are in February 2017.  The sisfur brought home this cool box.  I was the only one to really check it out, but it sure made Sami and Sasha take notice too.  

I am sad to say that all of the boxes here have gone to...wherever it is that boxes go when the mom bean takes them away.  But not to worry, there are still boxes for us to enjoy in our home.  At least for Sami and me.

Have a great week efurrbody!  Hope you get a chance to hang out in one of your favorite boxes.

Pee Ess:  Thanks to the Tabbies for letting us know about this impawtent event.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Happy Birthday Sasha!

Hi efurrybody, Sasha here today.

Mom bean says today is my 17th birthday  She doesn't know for sure but based on my age when she adopted me, she says May 25th is pretty darn close.

I'm still furry healthy and chase my pesky brofur around the house.  My favorite things are my bean brofur, getting outside to eat grass, and napping in the sunshine. Mom's okay too, especially when she shares her chair with me...or is it when I share the chair with her. ;)
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Today we is getting rain and cools so I won't get outside or get sunny room time. 

That's okay, I'll just curl up on the couch and nap.  I'm sure I'll have Sami company furry soon.

AND mom bean says I'll get some extra treats today!  Birthdays are pretty darn good.

Have a good day efurrybody!

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Snoopervising Caturday

Hi efurrybody, Saku here today.   

The mom bean kept herself busy today.  First she mowed the lawn.

I can confirm that she did a pretty good job.  Though it could use a good raking.



While I was busy checking out her work, something caught my attenshun.

Do you know what it was?







It was these burds!  I would have liked to try to catch one (or three) but mom bean wouldn't let me climb the tree.*

I got a little excited then so mom bean said I had to go inside.


Hi efurrybody, Sami here.  I got to go outside too, after that pesky brofur!

I ventured into the shed to see how it looked.  I told the mom bean it could use a good tidy!

She did move some stuff out of it an into the yard later.




Then I checked out the downspout to see if it might leak.  Nope, looks good Mom.

(She thought I was trying to find a new way into the sunny room.  Silly bean!)


Phew, there sure are a lot of things to check out here in the backyard.  Good thing mom bean has us kitties to help.

After doing lots of yard work, mom bean went shopping.  She got some things for the yard and this new rug for the sunny room.Saku gives it 4 paws up!
Have a great weekend efurrybody!

*Yes, this old fir tree is dead.  Mom bean left it for the birds and bugs, but now the neighbour took down their tree it looks awful so she thinks she'll have it taken down.