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.
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
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.
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!
Okay, it’s true… I have nothing to write about. When in doubt, cats, right? I think that’s preferable than whining about coming down with what is surely the flu since that’s what Enzo has/had. The weather is equally dull and slightly depressing, so I’m not going to dwell on that either. Instead… cats. I think I’m starting to figure Vega out. Okay, maybe not the peeing thing… I still have no idea why she pees in my office and still have to keep the door shut, but at least she’s not doing it anywhere else?
That being said, it’s funny how differently she treats me from everyone else. Granted, Uzi and Ziggy have been around longer so they treat me and Josh pretty much the same, although Ziggy has a soft spot for Josh and his manly hands that give her a glorious belly rub. Vega is starting to treat him more the same, but she reserves more of her personality for me. She isn’t much of a talker, but will talk most often to me. She follows me into the bathroom almost every morning (much to Ziggy’s chagrin, as that’s her thing). She’ll meow at me and sometimes try and paw open the shower curtain. If I call for Josh or one of the kids, she’ll sometimes answer me instead. Haha!
My favorite, though, is that she treats me like a cat. I know exactly when she wants to play because she’ll chase me around like one of the cats until I grab a toy for her or play something else. She even grabs my legs when I walk by and last night she nipped at me. One day she’s going to kill us both when she tries to race me up the stairs, but it’s rather endearing nonetheless. She and Uzi play somewhat more frequently, but still not all that often, and Vega still enjoys sitting on Ziggy and snuggling and giving her a bath.
We’re all pretty happy with our big Lump. Okay, maybe not the other cats all the time (even if they are more spunky lately) and probably not the fish who she thinks are her own personal entertainment, but overall we like her. Now to get her to stop peeing in my office, destroying the carpet, and there you go! Cat family complete!
I was originally going to just title this Cat Dump, but that obviously doesn’t sound like something anyone would want to click on. I have a lot of cat photos, though, and not a lot of cat updates. Ziggy is getting up there in years and we’ve got her taking a joint supplement. She’s only been on it for about a week, but hopefully we’ll see improvement in her mobility soon. In the meantime, she can most often be found in the kid’s book corner when upstairs or on the couch… or really anywhere comfy for sleeping.
Uzi is still active and shows no signs of aging, except perhaps for his grumpy old man routine where Vega is concerned and he gives me the evil eye if I give her too much attention. He’s been fairly needy lately and I swear at times he and Vega are just jealous siblings both vying for my love and affection on a constant basis.
It’s funny how different the relationship is between Vega and Ziggy vs. Vega and Uzi. Vega has slightly more respect for Ziggy (doesn’t pounce on her too often) and likes to snuggle her and give her a bath, whereas with Uzi, she just wants to play and fight and annoy him and has zero respect for him.
Look at how cute and innocent I am!!
Get off my lawn! Hooligans!
We have an absurd amount of blankets and places for cats and kids to snuggle, so you really always have to be careful when you pick a pile up because one or the other could be hiding.
See?! Sometimes everybody plays nice! I love how much more the cats have grown to tolerate the kids. One night Both Ziggy and Uzi hopped up on Enzo’s bed when it was time to go to sleep. They still have a love/hate relationship with Vega though, since she’s ornery and they can’t tell when she’s actually going to attack them or not.
Just a boy and a kitty hanging out. I’m glad that Uzi has been such a good cat to have with the kids. He’s always gentle and so very patient with them, even when his ears and tail have been pulled.
Cats are good for the soul.