Saturday, October 21, 2017

Just a new photo...

Mommy caught my handsome face this morning and wanted to share with anyone still checking our site. Not much happening here, eating, sleeping and meowing at mommy for more food-so typical cat stuff!
Mommy cleared me a space under her quilting table to curl up while she does her computer stuff and put a lovely bath mat on it to make it soft.
So all of you have a terrific day and keep purring,
Charles

Friday, April 21, 2017

Relaxing and adjusting to being an only!

Well, I  seem to be finding out how nice being an only can be. While Mommy says I'm a little more needy than before the Princess went to the Bridge, I do like having the mommy to myself.
Mommy has been home a little more than normal...something about having teethies pulled and replaced with new ones (don't know how that works but she seems to be ok and she doesn't look any different to me).

Today, Mommy caught me relaxing on the bed, on her blankie. It makes me happy to smell her when she's gone...I don't feel so lonely and yesterday, I left her a surprise-a hair ball on her other blankie and quilt that she found when she went to bed last night. I think she liked it, as she saved it til this morning before she made it disappear behind the door where she doesn't let me go (the basement, Charles, has nothing for you to enjoy, so you don't need to go there).

So, in all my glory and messy bed, here I am!!!
Sending thanks and purrs to all that are still with us.
Charles and mommy, Anna

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Failed attempt!

So, yesterday, the mommy and her sister decided to see if Aunt Mary's feline, Charlee, might like to come and live with us. Charlee is a lovely gray and white girl cat and she immediately headed for my spot on the bed and nothing mommy could do last night would get her to move to the other bedroom, so we slept on the couch last night.
Charlee made her displeasure very happy by scratching and really biting hard. Now, mommy's hand is swollen and red (she bit REALLY HARD)  and my mommy has to go back to the job place tomorrow, so she's not happy.
Aunt Mary came and got Charlee this morning and all is good at the house again. Mommy cried when she had to give up on making Charlee comfortable here but it wasn't to be. I know that mommy is worried that I'm lonely while she's gone but maybe we'll try a little one next time and we'll put it in the spare room from the first. I'm not sharing my bed with no cat or at least not right away.
So,  every cat have a good week and watch out for those snooty, bossy girl cats...they lure you in with purrs and snuggles and turn on you on a whisker.

Friday, March 24, 2017

and then there was one! :-(

I lost the Princess this morning. When I returned home from work yesterday, she was laying near the food and water dishes, with no ability to move her hindquarters. She tried though and you could just see how much it cost her to do so. And no amount of coaxing would get her to eat.
I sat and held her, told her I loved her and that it was all right to go. Then i told her that I would see her at the Rainbow Bridge, where she would join all my other babies that have gone before her.
She was feisty and sometimes grumpy but she was my Princess and I will miss her greatly.

Charles will be an only for a while and we'll see how he adjusts to that.

Hug your babies-Princess was fine when I went to work yesterday and today, she's gone!
>''<


Sunday, May 29, 2016

Settling in and recharging to solar powered cat!

Thanks for all the kind words about the loss of our Runt. Mommy still cries when she finds herself looking for him when she gets home from her away time.  The Princess and Charles are settling into the new place quite well. There is a little alcove that Mommy has set up a desk in that has two nice windows. One is just above floor level and Charles has decided that it is his place when she is working on the computer. Princess loves the cool bathroom floor and has ventured near the patio door when Mommy is out watering her one planter.

We have been in our new place for just about two weeks and all seem to be settling in fairly well. We definitely have more windows to look out of and a big patio door that allows us to sun ourselves while Mommy is at work, and it's pretty quiet. But most importantly, NO DOGS walking by our door!

Mommy wanted to share a picture of Charles, recharging in the sun this morning by the little window... Happy Weekend and take a moment this weekend to remember those who paid the ultimate price to keep us safe, wherever in the world you are.

Monday, May 2, 2016

Updates and losses

Well, it's been a long time since we posted...Time moves on and often too fast. Our mommy has been working too many hours and then spending her free time loving on all of us but it's time for updates and a little talk about losses.

Charles is still the big boy! He loves to relax on his blanket during the day and sleep on mommy at night. Dinner time is his favorite time of the day, but nap time is a very close second.

Taz, aka The Princess, continues to be her regal and standoffish self but there are little cracks in her demeanor when mommy gets up in the morning or comes home at the end of her disappearing time. Then, she comes running to say hi and that her water or food dish are empty or not up to her standards! But, mostly, she spends her time curled up on her chair, relaxing.

And Runt...Runt is part of the losses portion of this post.

Almost two months ago now, on a Monday evening after the mommy had retired to her own sleep spot, a fire broke out at our home. The smoke detector that worked on Sunday didn't work on Monday evening. Our mommy was woken up by Charles banging (really banging!) on the bedroom door. When the mommy opened the door to see what had him so riled, she was hit with heat and smoke. She quickly closed the door (she thinks that Charles slipped into the bedroom then) and called the fire department. Mommy had to be pulled from her bedroom window to safety but all she worried about was us (good mommy!).

Our house, while unlivable right now, will be fine. The terrific fire department found all three of us-Charles in the back bedroom, Taz in the basement, and Runt in the front bedroom, on the bed. Runt has had some health problems that affected his breathing and even with the heroic attempts of the fire department, he had inhaled too much smoke and they could not bring him back. Mommy keeps worrying that if she had called him and tried to wake him, that maybe he would be with us now. But, honestly, in her heart, she knows he was sleeping and just crossed the Rainbow Bridge with no pain or suffering.
Our mommy's neighbor helped mommy find a box that night to put Runt in and in the morning, he was buried in our back yard and when mommy gets a chance, she will plant catnip on his grave. Runt loved his nip and he would like the fact that the local kitties will enjoy it in his memory.

For now, we are living in a little place with only one window and we smell and hear strange people all the time. But the worst part is ... There are dogs here too! We can smell them when they go by with their people. Mommy says we might be moving soon into another temp place but we hope that we will be back in our home by August.
Mommy is crying now, so we'll let her finish this and get ready for her leaving time. We hope you will all offer a little prayer for us and for our beloved Runt.
WE LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU, RUNT!


Thursday, December 25, 2014

Christmas 2014

Merry Christmas from 3 Kats and a Kwilter!

Other than the fact Charles decided I needed to be up at 3:45 rather than the 4:30 I had planned on (hey, that's sleeping in for me!), our Christmas is off to a great start! I am taking a break from the last wrapping chores to check my messages and send off this post.
All is calm, all is bright here at our house. Charles has spread out across my lap, spanning 8 inches off of the each side of  lap and the paws are flexing as I occasionally reach down to rub the tummy or tickle his chin. I've heard a friend refer to her tuxie as a land orca and right now, that's exactly what Charles resembles, and a really well fed one!

Will be heading to my brother's for Christmas with the family later and then home for some quiet before returning to work tomorrow. It won't be pretty but it never is when the PO is closed for an extra day but keep those cards and letters coming...it pays for the cat food!

So, from all of us here to all of you there, Merry Christmas and wishes for 2015 that it be your best year ever!
Snuggles and purrs,
Taz, Runt, Charles and mommy, Anna