Happy Purrsday Fursday tu yous all. 🙂 Yous know one of these days yous gunna paw intu meez blog and there will be no cawpet talk, no mowe pendin’ surgeries or doctows pointments. Or any uddew bad news tu weport. And on dat day yous purrawlly gunna fink yous lost. MOL But tuday isn’t that day. So, what du yous say wees get on wiff da news and updates. First, what fun weez had at da TCC yesfurday lookin’ at all da cutesy baby fotos. Sum of yous don’t hav baby fotos cuz yous wuz adopted as adults. And altho’ weez unnewstand yous pawents wishin’ they had baby fotos of yous, is nuffin’ tu be sowwy or embawwassed ’bout. Yous awe weally special. See almost anypawdy can fall fur a kitten, but yous gotta be sumfin’ special indeed tu catch a hooman eye when yous not a fluffy ball of energy wiff wide eyes and a squeeky voice. Altho’ sum of us nevew seem tu outgrow dat sqeeky voice. MOL Wees fawt evew foto on evew posty wus of da mostest bootyful and handsum kittys wound. 🙂
Now ontu doctor news. Mommy and me be off tu hers pointment wiff da eye surgeon tuday tu see ifin hers retina is still attached. Mommy’s no doctor, but da “black dot” is gone so mommy’s suwe all is well and hers can schedule da surgery on hers right eye fur da first Munday in August. Hopefully this one will go better and hers will be able tu see again. Hers did learn that when yous laser a hole in da membwane sumtimes these fings called floaters appear and cause yous tu see little spots. These “floaters du go away after a foo weeks. Mommy also has a ‘pointment wiff da specialist. Don’t know what hims gunna say, but da paperwork fwum da hospital sed tu follow up wiff hims. So that’s exactly what mommy plans tu du. Fankfully most of da pain and yucky symptoms dat had hers down hav gone away. Yay!!!
Meez knows yous all wunnewin’ what happened wiff da cawpet. MOL When wees last posted, da cawpet installers wuz gunna be at ow house yesfurday tu “patch” da paddin’. And mommy wus posed tu hav moved da furniture. Well hers didn’t move any furmiture, fank catness. An unmarked van showed up wound 10:45 and 2 men got out and went nex door. Weez heard all kinds of noises ovew there and wunnewed when they might show up at ow door. Yous know yous shuldn’t wunnew such fings. MOL ‘Bout an hour later sumpawdy pulled on da door twyin’ tu just walk in. Hmmph, Mommy keeps da door locked so dat nopawdy can just walk in on us, so finally da doorbell rang. Mommy went tu da door and a young man came in and sed, “What are we suppose to be duin’ here?” So mommy stawted tellin’ hims dat da pawtment flooded, and afur hers kuld finish hims asked ifin da pad wus still under da cawpet. Mommy told hims it wus, and he sed that paddin’ dusn’t dwy. And that it shulda been pulled out afur da cawpet wus dwied. And then hims stawted touchin’ da cawpet and mumblin’. Then hims pulled on da edge of da cawpet and a whole handful unraveled on hims. Hims told mommy da cawpet needed tu be weplaced. Mommy told hims these were fings hims needed tu be tellin’ da manager and hers got da fone and dialed da office.
While mommy wus relayin’ what hims had told hers he went out and got da uddew man and they boff went tu da back and stawted touchin’ da cawpet and pullin’ at it and havin’ it unravel in their hands. Da manager told mommy hers kuldn’t answer any of hers concerns but she wuld call hers (temporary) supervisor and get back to hers. In da meantime, da cawpet men had gone out tu their van and got on da fone. A bit later they returned tu work on da pawtment nex door. Wight afur 3:00 da manger called mommy and sed hers hadn’t heard anyfin’ yet but shuld tumowwo and she wuld let mommy know what they were gunna du ’bout this situation and that da cawpet men had been told a kupple hours earlier by their boss not tu du anyfin’ tu ow pawtment tuday. So now weez in limbo waitin’ tu see ifin they awe gunna du da wight fing or not.
And tuday is da deadline fur management tu hand down da decision ’bout whether or not they awe gunna wenew ow lease or not. Ow lawyer told mommy that ifin hers not get any news or call fwum da manager this meownin’, tu take a witness tu da office and wequest tu sign ow lease. Since they hav no legal wight tu not wenew it, then it shuld go smoothly. (paws cwossed) Well dat’s all da news and updates wees hav fur now.
Ow nex posty will be less news and updates and mowe fun!!! 🙂 Member that online magazine wees wrote an article fur? Well there will be mowe ’bout that in ow nex post.
Meweek evewpawdy is baby day over at da Tabby Cat Club. What that means is weez posted baby fotos. When sis Lexi wus a baby mommy didn’t hav a digital camera. Weez not sure hoo did really. MOL The big fing back then wus 35 mm. And mommy still had an old 110. It broke wiff fotos of Lexi still in it. At da time mommy didn’t hav da munny tu get da film developed so we still hav a 110 camera wiff film in it and half da roll of sis Lexi that mommy hasn’t seen since it broke. So weez don’t hav lots of fotos of Lexi as a baby. But we du hope yous enjoy da ones we du hav. As fur me, wees got lots of fotos but still didn’t hav a digital camera. So when we scanned them in da ‘puter they weally showed how bad they were. MOL Anyways, weez hope youz enjoy ow fotos. And head on over tu da TCC fur mowe cute baby fotos.
I’z wuz 3 weekz old and fat and feistee.
Dis is me on me first day wiff mommy in meez new home.
Meez gunna get yous.
Is also shoppin’ wound da world day tuday, and so here’s ow list. Check out Bacon, Fozziemum and so many uddews hoo hav started pawticipatin. Ifin there aw items you wuld like tu see or add, purrlease let Bacon know. Hope yous enjoy ow shoppin’ twip and wees can’t wait tu see da purrices yous hav. 🙂
Toilet Paper: Weez like da Charmin, so a package of 24 = 48 is $15.97 and da package of 36 = 72 is $19.97.
Pkg. of Ground Beef: $3.69 a pound on sale
Store bought pizza: Da only one weez will eat is Digiorno. (weez purrfur Pizza Hut) Da purrice varies ‘tween $4.99 and $7.99
Hot dogs: $1.29 fur da “mystery meat” dogs on sale
Bacon: $4.69 fur da cheap brand 12 oz. pkg. on sale Regular purrice is $5.99
Da cawpet peeps awe gunna be here sumtime tuday tu “patch” da paddin’ which wees hav been told by a cawpet company hoo dus lots of work fur ow pawtment complex, shuld NOT be dun and that da laminated cawpet cannot and will not hold up after havin’ been wet, much less flooded. They also sed that paddin’ CANNOT no matter what be dwied. Hims sed yous may fink it’s dwy, but it not; and shuldn’t be patched but wepplaced.
And we got our story wrote fur da online magazine and we’ll be shawin’ dat link wiff yous later on dis week. And guess what? Weez just ’bout tu get caught up. WooHoo Ifin weez still not visited yous, purrlease be patient, weez awe gettin’ there. Slowly but suwely.
Well here it is Tuesday alweady. We always make a Blest Sunday post until this past week. And as yous all know wees havin’ lots of twubbles here, ‘tween mommys healff and ow ‘pawtment issues. So it came tu ow attention that maybe yous wus fnkin’ wees wusn’t feelin’ tu blest this past Sunday. But that kuldn’t be further fwum da twuff. So wees decided tu take tuday tu splain just how blest wees awe. Yous see is not fings or even good times that make us blest. Wees be blest cuz wees hav each uddew and all of yous. So YES, WEES AWE BLEST!!! Wees finished ow story fur da online magazine and shuld hear back fwum them shortly. Wees will of course let yous all know when da story goes live.
Now fur sum Cat Scout news. As yous knows wees just had a sock hop and it hasn’t been tu long since we went tu da Philippines. Now wees fixin’ tu go on anuddew twip. Dis time wees be goin’ down intu da bayou on a Riverboat. Meez so excited. Me can’t hawdly wait. Wees even gunna hav a dwess up night. Wait’ll yous see meez costume.
Isn’t meez suitcase just da cutest? 🙂
Me guess yous purrawly wanna cawpet update. Pawently da cawpet cleaner did what hims sed and wrote down dat ow cawpet wuldn’t hold up and that da paddin’ wus a mess and all torn up. Da manager came tu ow pawtment yesfurday and sed hers wus gunna put in fur sum paddin’ pieces tu patch da paddin’ under da cawpet. What? Is hers an idiot? Oh well, dat’s da update. Oh and that they wuld be here on Wednesday tu stwetch out da cawpet and that mommy needed tu move all da furniture. NOT!!! Mommy’s not movin’ all da furniture so that healffy grown men can come in here and du sum sowt of patch job and unravel da alweady unravelin’ cawpet. Mommy sez is not hers job tu du their job. MOL Anyways, that’s all fur tuday.
Meow eberpawdy Lexi here. First led me tell yooz how tu reed minez rite-in’. Werdz are speld like thay sowndz. (All words are spelled like they sound) Sumtimez it helpz tu reed it owt lowd. Dezi habz ternd ober da blog tu me tuday soz I’z kuld make one of owr ejukayshunal pozteez. Altho’ sinz diz be berry impurrtant, da gutz of da postee will be ritten in hooman. Soz az youz awl noze I’z ternd 15 yearz old in April of dis year. I’z still aktib and mozt pee-pull wuld nebber gezz I’z dat old. Weez ben azdid lawtz of timez how I’z stay so aktib and yung. And minez fur iz soz shinee and I’z soz helvee. Well fur da anzerz weez habz tu goze bak and start frum da beginnin’ of minez purrawlemz ten yearz ago.
About ten years ago I was still young. Only five years old and very active. But that winter mommy noticed that I had begun to limp a bit and have a little trouble jumpin’ on the bed. I also started losin’ my teeth for no apparent reason. I had been born with chronic gingivitis and mommy had tried everything but nothing seemed to help. My VET said as long as it doesn’t bother me not to worry, but to make sure my food was soft so I would continue to eat. This wasn’t a problem as I already ate canned food. The VET said I probably had the beginnings of arthritis, but it was nothing to worry about either, at least not till it got worse and all year round. So we went on this way and another year passed. By this time my limp was much more pronounced and I had really dry, flaky itchy skin. Again, off to the vet we went. I was given some allergy pills for my skin and mommy was told it might be time to think about some medicine for my arthritis, Cosequin to be exact. It’s not a cheap medicine today, but back then it was really exspensive. And bein’ on a fixed income mommy just couldn’t afford it. So we went on a hunt to find something that would work just as well but cost much less. And if mommy could find something more natural, all the better.
We tried joint treats and chews and powders and none of them did anything. Some of them made me throw up and some I just wouldn’t eat. Most of them claimed to have this Cosequin in them. In the meantime the allergy pills given to me for my skin condition also proved useless. One day mommy remembered a product she had heard of long ago called Barley Cat. But mommy couldn’t remeber what it was for or what it did, but she went on the search to find it. Mommy looked it up and began to read the testimonials. One after another made claims about the benefits to their arthritic cats and dogs (Barley Dog) There were claims with regards to skin conditions and diabetes and hot spots and allergies and dryness and itchy-ness and as a food attractant. And the list goes on and on. It seemed whatever the problem was this one jar fixed or at least helped them all. And better yet….it was all natural. So mommy figured worse case scenario it doesn’t work, but at least it wouldn’t hurt me and there would be no nasty side effects. The only thing left to do was place an order. Mommy searched around to find the cheapest price and then placed the order.
Green Foods Barley Cat
A few days later we had this little bottle in our house and we were ready to give it a try. It was the middle of winter so my arthritis was in full swing and my skin condition had gotten so bad my black fur was covered in white flakes. First meal mommy mixed the Barley Cat into my food and served it to me. I smelled it and took a small bite and…yummy. This is good stuff. I finished off my plate of noms and mommy waited for the throw up that had come after lots of the other joint treats I ate. None. No throw up at all. The next dose mommy just sprinkled it on my food instead of mixing it in and I ate it even better. After about a week mommy noticed I wasn’t scratching as much and my skin wasn’t flaking anymore. My fur was starting to look shinier and healthier. My eyes seemed brighter and my limp? My limp was GONE!!! I was running and jumping and even playing with toys again. I hadn’t played in years. Those 6 foot jumps I made as a kitten and young cat came easy to me yet again. The zoomies I had enjoyed so much as a youngster I was enjoying again. The longer we used the Barley Cat the better I looked and felt. On my next visit to the vet when my examination was over he looked at mommy and said, “She looks great. She’s as healthy as a 2 year old what are you doin?” Mommy explained the Barley Cat and that according to testimonials it was good for what ailed you, and now she understood why. She bought it for my arthritis, but it seemed to help with all my problems. (We’ve posted this video before, but it really belongs with this subject.)
My fur is soft and shiny. No flakes in sight. Minez eyez glow like a pikshur ofhealf.
When Deztinee came to live with us and she was weaned and eating kitten food, she wasn’t eating very much. Mommy of course worried about her. Her fur coat was a typical Ragdoll coat, but it just wasn’t very shiny or healthy looking. So mommy started sprinklin’ Barley Cat on her food too. She loved it. And in no time she was eating more and her coat was shinier and healthier too.
A 3 oz. jar given as directed (1 teaspoon per day) lasts 1 cat 3 months. There is also a formula for dogs and 1 for humans. It can be sprinkled on food, mixed in with food. It can be mixed in water and made into a gravy or paste. We’ve recommended it to a lot of people over the years for a number of ailments and all who have tried it have been satisfied with the results. There aren’t a ton of testimonials on the Green Foods website anymore, but they do have information regarding their studies and clinicals as well as order information. Barley Cat/Dog/Human can also be purchased from amazon.com as well as many other sites and stores. The best part is that it’s affordable, it’s all natural and 100% safe. There are no harmful side effects and most cats love the taste so there”s no fighting to get them to “take their medicine”. It’s good for them, and can aid in digestion, promote healthy skin and coat, increase activity levels for aging cats, aid in the absorption of nutrients and minerals, calm and soothe arthritic joints and bones, and so much more. Giving it a try won’t hurt anything and there wouldn’t be any drug interactions with current medications. As with anything “natural” it will take a few days to get into the system and start to work. So if you’re dealing with itchy, flaky skin, allergies, eating disorders, arthritis, diabetes, poor energy levels, aging cats, or other ailment, give it a try. And if you do, please let us know what your results are.