A Return of Sorts…

I can’t really be sure who all reads this little blog, but if you do, it’s probably obvious I’ve been away.  Sometimes you just need a break and I’ve been busy and had a lot going on and this blog has fallen lower on my list of priorities than everything else.  It probably will continue to remain there until the new year, is my guess.

One of the biggest happenings of late has been with Uzi.  Ultimately he was diagnosed with diabetes, so we’ve been adjusting.

I am so glad that’s all it is, though. I was legitimately concerned we were going to lose him, but he was one hearty cat, and so loved.  Phoebe even decided to be Uzi for Halloween.

When all is said and done, the changes haven’t been too severe.  We moved a litter box upstairs to be closer to him as he regained his strength (alas, we discovered after the cats had basically destroyed the carpet in Phoebe’s room with pee, which really doesn’t take much – long story, but I think it will need to be replaced because we can’t leave the door open and I’ve tried so many things.  I’ve got one last cleaner on the way, but if that doesn’t work, we’re just going to have to tear it all up).  The injections are going well. I give him two a day and we’ve adjusted feedings.  He is gaining weight again (!!!) and is slowly returning to being our Uzi.  He has much less patience for Vega, however.

She is a fairly large turd, let’s just face it.  I heard Uzi growl for the first time in years, however, when he wasn’t in the mood to deal with her shenanigans.  I do also have to guard him while he has his evening meal.  I give the other cats a mini meal, but they go after his, and quite frankly the girls do NOT need to put on any more weight.

So, needless to say things have been a little crazy and that’s just the tip of the ice berg.  I’m sure I’ll check in now and then, but in the meantime I’m working on reaching my reading goal for the year, doing some gaming, and really just trying to relax.

Happy Hump Day!

Our Little Star

Thanks to Facebook and Timehop, I realized that this week marks two years of Vega being a part of our crazy family.  I can’t not acknowledge the momentous occasion, now can I?  Especially not after she has been repeatedly waking up each night to give me a very thorough bath.  I appreciate the attention, but couldn’t she just lay on my chest/head/etc. without the bathing part?

Like most young cats, she is into everything and loves to rub her face on anything she comes into contact with when she isn’t verifying that gravity still works by periodically testing the theory knocking items off of whatever she pleases.

She is obsessed with Bowser and can often be found near his enclosure. I’m sure she just wants to be his friend and she hasn’t once thought about chasing him and murdering him.

She is my shadow and while we are still working on her relationship with the kids, I don’t mind if she likes me best. Ha!  She has been warming up a lot more to Josh and is getting better about other people, so progress is good. I catch Uzi playing with her now and then and while she can be a pest at times, that moment of spontaneity (adopting her) was one my best.

Week In Review – Sick With Lots of Legos

Happy Monday!

Linking up with Meghan from Clean Eats, Fast Feets for another Week in Review!

Last week was an interesting one.  It was rainy and kind of bleh and I managed to catch a summer cold from who knows where.  There’s nothing worse than spending two days in bed when you’re sick, am I right?  I knew my health was truly making a turn for the better when Phoebe told me I didn’t sound too weird anymore. Ha! Thankfully I had cats to keep me company during the day and at night the munchkins.

Lots of soup this week, though, and tea with honey and a touch of bourbon or rum in the evening.

It was also a really rough week for Phoebe’s Barbies and Princess dolls.  There was some major partying going on and for some reason most of them are not into wearing clothes anymore.

A video game arrived that I am very much looking forward to playing this Friday night on Twitch!

I was feeling better by Friday and on Saturday we started putting together a massive Lego Disney castle because it was finally on sale and oh so magical.

It is massive and still under construction since I haven’t had enough uninterrupted time to really make headway.

Vega has enjoyed hanging out in my office, however, so I guess there’s that. I haven’t been letting them in lately because one of them was peeing, so I’m taking my chances.

I also had to take Ziggy to the vet this weekend because it looked like she might have a UTI and they are indeed going to put her on antibiotics (I just got the call) because she had a really large amount of bacteria in her sample.  Thankfully she’s fairly cooperative even when being forced to do something she doesn’t like, whether it be taking medicine or getting a thermometer shoved up her butt.  Oh the indignity.

Uff. Da. This One’s for the Cats.

I think one of my least favorite things has to be a summer cold. Normally I would love to spend 2 days in bed, but I’d rather not be sick and I’d rather it be winter so it’s easier to get cozy.  That is my excuse for missing two days of blogging, not that anyone is keeping track aside from me.  If you are, however, keeping track, I do apologize for my absence.

At least the cats enjoyed my time at home this week, when I saw them, that is.  They all have their own spots that they prefer to nap, and only spent a small portion of time with me. Probably because I kept getting too hot and didn’t want a warm fuzzball making me even hotter.

The cats are all good, though, if just a tad nutty.  Ziggy has definitely been a little different lately and I’m assuming it might just be old age?  We have a litter box in our bathroom now so she doesn’t have to go all the way downstairs anymore. She’s been a lot more vocal as well, though and meowing to go outside on the deck a lot, which is really unlike her.

Even more unlike her is the fact that it’s rained and she’ll still go out on the deck not even caring. She seems fine, otherwise.  Uzi is very much just Uzi.  Cuddly as always and doesn’t care who gives him attention. He’ll gladly snuggle up to the kids if they’ll let him.

Vega is also very much Vega… into everything, but also very often my shadow.  She is very much still playful like a kitten, but is mellowing out ever so slightly, which is good since the kids are still iffy about her and the other cats are not fans of her wrestling proclivities since she outweighs them by double.

Poor Big Bertha… she gets no love. :p

Photo Dump – Tea Parties, Dragons and More!

I have so many random photos from the past few weeks/months, so it feels like the perfect time to do another photo dump and figure out just where all my time has been going and because I wanted to save the pictures for reasons, but then they somehow never made it into a blog post, so here we go!

Can’t say that a book makes a very good pillow, but you know…

Not gonna lie, we’ve had a LOT of ice cream so far this summer.

Finally Josh joined us at the zoo!  Haha!

Playground break during carnival fun!

Phoebe had a picnic for her stuffed animals, and I included their names so no one is confused as to who is who.

Can’t have too many Bowser pictures, right?  He’s slowly growing!

The first and last time he held Bowser.  They get a little freaked out by his tiny claws.

Feed me, Hooman!

Best kitty ever.

Sleepy boy.

Before our pancakes were cooked.

Love when they bring me home colorful art!

He really is the best cat…

This one, however, is very naughty. 😉

The other reason for this photo dump is because I’ve just been really busy and distracted by other things.  Time to settle down and create a schedule for myself again, methinks!