- ButterBean - BooBoo - Lucky - WaterMelon - Scooter - Moose - Mama*R.I.P* - Scotch*R.I.P.* -

-Tiny - Face *R.I.P* - Eye - Princess - Brooke - Stripey - Smokey - Shadow - Piper

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Friends ...

Our Friends mom Michele sent us this today and writes the following ...

Thought you might enjoy a pic of Freckles and Steve.  They normally don’t hang out this close to each other, but what happened was that Freckles had been in that little bed for a long time, but when she got up to follow me into the kitchen, Steve got in there.  So when she went back and saw him there (her expression was all like, what the heck dude?), she just laid down in the floor right by him.  He wasn’t too impressed with her being right there, but he stayed.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Day after Christmas

Hard to believe that Christmas was just yesterday ...

Hiya effurybudy Moosie here - mama got up sicks this morning she was coughing and cold, had body aches and not feeling good at all she sent an e-mail to works that she was sicko and going back to bed. So I gathered the troops and we all snuggled in to get mama warms and took a BIG nap! Ice hitting the windows woke us up after 11 .. mama never sleeps that late (however she had been up and made sure to feed us all before going back to bed(good mama)) - she says shes feeling some better. she did get the sheets in the wash and she took a shower and made some hot tea. Im holding her down on the sofa now and shes resting ... Love and take care of your humans sometimes they need it

Tuesday, December 25, 2012


Ive been getting some spam junk in my comments ... so Im working on changing some settings

We have had a good christmas. I filled the bird feeders last night and woke hearing the kitties chirping at all the birdies. Its about 50 degrees here in so the kitties are outside playing. Stripey and Brooke were being taunted by a squirrel ... was so much fun to watch!

Shon got me some neosporen (ha ha) for all the cuts and scrapes I get and a new fondu pot - I use it to make candy and my other one had a broken arm/foot and was a pain to use ... now I have a NEW one.. yay!

Hope you all got all you wanted / needed / deserved! Merry Christmas

Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas effury budy!

Friday, December 21, 2012

Deer Santy - Love Stripey

Deer Santy Paws –

I never met you before, I don’t know you … but I thinks I might like you … will you let me sit in your lap an take a nappy – I like laps .. well my mamas lap she is my favorite person ever. So santy Ive been a good kitty, Ive been climbing the chrissymouse tree – I climb the trees outside so it was really nice of mom to put one in the house for me – I mostly like it .. mostly until I got stucks in it and the lights hurted my little leg– I thought  there were some birdies in it but it was really just lights and umm well I gave dady and momy the bitieeeee so please forgive me for that as I was hurtie and didnt really mean to but it hurted.

For chrissymouse I would like .. hum well – I want to lay on my mama all day – I like to play but if shes available that would be bestest. She spends lots of time with us so maybe some extra vacation days for her would be good so she could spend more time with us ...

Id like a new tree for the house without lights that will get me ... umm ... I like soft blankies and cuddly beds. Oh an my mama is sick Id like her to feel betters -

Ill stay up waiting on you – id like to meet you

Love Stripe-y

Wednesday, December 19, 2012


Sending love to my friends over at http://juniorbabee.blogspot.com/

Junior, you were very loved sweet boy, look for my Scotchy you boys can be friends.
Orion & Sammy love your mom shes going to need it .... purrs to you for missing your brothers

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Tuesday Morning Update

Stripey was fairly pittiful last night and just wanted me to hold her this morning - shes taking 1/4 tab of tramedol for pain - I think she took it ... I couldent find it but ... one never knows with a kitteh - she was slobbering so Ill assume she took it ... not really even sure she needed it but I dont want her to hurt.

My thumb is bruising up - I believe this to be a good thing, she bit me mostly near, around or on the nail my thumb really looks like I wacked it with a large hammer .. the other side of the hand is fairly swollen - obviously typing makes it worse. the other hand is good and the fore arm is tender just because of where it is but not really red.

Shons toes seem to be ok he is taking extra care with them and his hand is fine. We both washed our wounds well last night, peroxided them and put neosporen on them.

Mama is taking her meds very well and eating well. While she is getting to the box she is poohing before she gets her litter moved just the way she wants it. We are up to milkshake consistency now with no smell so I take that as improvement.

Last evening there was a kitty on the porch - he looks just like Stripey however he is MUCH larger - he was hungry so he ate - he is scared of opossums and not looking for fights - he let me talk to him but does not want me to get close. I will try to get a picture of this boy this evening if I can.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Stripey and the Christmas Tree

UPDATE - We is ok ... picked Stripey up from the vet - she is favoring her leg but seems ok - Shons toes are ok, he has been cleaning them and putting medicine on them - my wounds are ok, hurty but less swollen and look ok - I have cleaned up most of the blood that was splattered all over the floors and lil Miss Stripey is laying in my lap ...
It could and would only happen at our house. Let me start off by saying you are more than welcome to laugh, giggle and find the following funny - although it is completly TRUE!

Today is Monday 12/17/12 - This morning at approximately midnight thirty (12:30 am) Stripey got stuck and I mean litterally stuck in the christmas tree. Shon was still up and heard the ruckus and went to help. Her right little back foot was tied up in the christmas lights against the center pole of the pre-lit tree. Shon laid the tree down thinking that woul take the pressure off of her to help her get free but all it did was give her the opportunity to bite his toes. She bit 4 of 5 toes on his right foot.

At the kitteh screaming and shon begging her to calm I came running in just in time to see the foot biting happening. First thing I did was unplug the tree ... then I went to hold her down and she bit my left thumb - she ends up biting it several times as I have about 12 puncture marks on it, she also bit near the large knucke of my pinkie on the left hand so my whole hand is pretty well swollen, the middle 3 fingers work pretty well but still hurt. So I grabbed her with the other hand that she also bit, at the base of the thumb and on my forearm ... mean while we completly tear the tree apart and have to use scissors to cut the lights from around her foot. Once she was free I took her to the bathroom so she can calm, all the other kitties ran and hid.

I rinsed my wounds to be sure I didnt need a Dr. .. looked at Shons foot for the same reasons - after we decided we were ok the tree was tossed out into the yard. Shon went to check Stripey and she growled at him and was going to smack him. I went to look at her and she let me touch her - when I was satisfied that she could put some weight on it we decided to wait until morning to take her to the vet.

This morning I took her to my wonderful vets office. They called me a bit ago - no breaks, no fractures, but very swollen and sore and some tissue damage. Shes getting a shot, possible antibotic shot as she did have a slight fever but they think its from the trauma and some pain pills.

Needless to say we will not be having a tree in the house for a while.


Sunday, December 16, 2012

Deer Santy Love Bean

Deer Santy - Bean writing here to tell you that I have been a very ...err umm mostly kinda good kitty this year - most of the time ... usually  
For crissymouse I would like some cleaner for mom since I sometimes p in the floor
I like the crunnchies she fees us so some of thoes would be ok
I would like to feel better - my tummy hurts and Im stinky alot

Mostly Santy I would like all kitties and doggies to have furever homes - I think thats all ...

we will be looking for you ... oh and temptations ... i like thoes

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Thank you

Thank you friends for all your purrs and headbumps - we greatly appreciate them!

Its hard losing a baby and Scotchy was truly a big baby. He love to just lay on you or near you and touch ... now we know why, when he laid still he could breathe when he exerted too much energy it was hard for him.

Even when you have 14 losing 1 is still SO hard. They are all so different - together they make the whole pie take out a piece and you have a hole.

We are still sad but moving forward... ..

Mama Cats prednizone came Thursday night - she fights me about taking it so far Ive been winning .. today she will get some fluids. She has been eating pretty good but I dont feel that the intake is making up for the output.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Scotch 2007-2012

It is with great sadness that I type this post ... we (Shon and I) just got home from Virginia Tech Hospital of Veternary Medicine - Scotchy has gone to the bridge - today has been a rough day.

The short version is that the echo showed the lining of his heart thickened causing his breathing difficulity along with the diabeties he could not be treated to being stable to come home. If it had just been the heart he would have had maybe another year with medications. If it had just been diabeties he would have been on insulin for the rest of his life. With it being both and the treatments being opposite there was no hope. He went very peacefully - trying to purr the whole time.

update - we is sad ...

Scotchy update - bad

Scotch has lost 2.5 pounds - he is slightly dehydrated and ... he is Diabetic - his sugar was 395 he also has pancreatitis

Gets worse … his o2 levels are at 82 – they are waiting on a chest x-ray and hoping for pneumonia – otherwise he may need the oxygen chamber at vt … he could have heart disease or an embolism or a clot … hes not well … he may not live


I am a BIG Man cat
I havent been feeling well
I have been drinking lots of water and hanging out in the bathroom
My momy and dady loves me so I purr big for them
Im a big ol teddy bear
Grandma calls me Brutus but Im not a meanie

Momy texted the vet last night that I needed to come in - she called this morning and Dady took me by they think I am so sweet and loving and just a rag doll as I will let them do whatever to me and I just lay there

Vet lady called Momy and said
Scotch has lost 2.5 pounds - he is slightly dehydrated and ... he is Diabetic - his sugar was 395 he also has pancreatitis - this means the pancreas is inflamed.
Lee (the vet) thinks we are at the beginning of the disease
she is not happy with the way he is breathing and will be taking an x-ray of his chest

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Not so wordless Wednesday

Last night before bed mama asked for more food - I gave her 1/4th of a can of wet food - then put her back in her bed, I got ready for bed then gave her her medicine, which she took without a fuss.

This morning I woke at 4AM to the sound of someone throwing up - I dont have human babies, my kitties are my babies so from what I understand this is the mother instinct coming out that one of the kids are sick. I got up - uuggghhh 4 ... never did find the throw-up and I dont know who did it but when I got to the kitchen Mama came running from the laundry room with her tail up, wide eyed asking for breakfast - SO I fed her. And she ate! 1/2 a can with extra water - lots of extra water which makes me happy!

I had planned to get up early in case she had accidnets around the house from all the food she ate, no accidents, she made it to the box! Still very thin but looked like she only went once during the night. Since the vet shaved her butt, legs and part of her tail shes not cleaning so much which means shes resting. :) At about 420 the morning chores were done and I was going to nap on the sofa until time to get up at 630. Shon came down the hall and announced that he was awake and didnt think he could go back to sleep - So we took our showers, got ready for work and went to breakfast together at 530am .. Denny's was pretty much the only place open at such an hour. I got here to work at 715 after a quick trip to the store for some eye solution and holiday candy for my bowl at work.  Ah well .. .early day will be an early night - just happy that Mama cat is eating and for now seems to feel better! Oh she definately smells better too!!!

On another note Scotch has been acting like he dosnt feel well - I gave him some amoxicillin last night and this morning, his appetite has returned so as long as this is working he will not have to go to the vet - if hes not better in a few days he will go in - Im thinking its just a little cold or something.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

How about another

We are home, special liquid meds are ordered .. mama could not wait to get out of the carrier, ran right to the food bowl and gobbled down ... i made her some wet food - 1/2 a can with extra water she would not eat it till I put it back in the can ... shes still eating ... yay!

2 hours later ... shes not pooping :) yay! shes laying in her bed resting AND she took her medicine without fighting me ... happy happy! :)

another Tuesday update

She can go home - shes is still to get fluids daily and the other antibotic - they have found some liquid steriods - they have done soemthing about the teeth to make her more comfortable, willing to eat and willing to take the meds .... :)

Tuesday - Update

Just got off the phone with Dr. DeRolf - Mama has a fever today 103.1 - right side of her mouth is inflamed and irritated and the upper right canine has broken off at the gum line making her mouth very sore. He is going to give her something to make her sleepy so he can give her some relief from the mouth pain in hopes that will make her eat more. He is leaining toward the inflamitory bowel disease and we are starting her on prednisone - the steriod should help with the loose bowels. He also felt some enlarged lymphnodes but thought that could be because hes is so small that he could just feel them better - if by chance it is some type of lymphoma the steriods will help that as well.

Purr people and pets purr ..


Eye is much better - got the good drops called in :)

Mama is hanging out at the vets today - she ate again this morning pretty good, shes liking eating out of the can ... I dont care just seems odd to me ... she wasnt happy about having to go to the vets but .. she went and shes there - they said it could be 2 or after before they call me.

Monday, December 10, 2012

mama again

I came home early today due to an eye infection - been getting some things done around the house, really shouldnet be on the PC because it "stresses" the eye .. ha ha whatever I just had to share that Mama was interested in my lunch, macaroni and cheese and she wanted some crunchies. Then she MADE me let her outside and she is currently sitting on the porch banister in a sun-beam. its upper 50's here today and rainey ... Ill get her in before dark.
I think shes feeling better!

Mama Cat Monday

I am happy to report that Mama ate just about 1/2 a can of wet food this morning - while she would not eat it off a plate she would eat it out of the can ... whatever! As long as shes eating!! She drank some water this morning too and while she fights me for the most part about her medicine she did take it, she does not like me putting the thing in her mouth. She needs a bath something terrible cause she just smells bad but Im not going to subject her to that until later this week or this weekend. Overall I think shes feeling better - she goes back to the vet tomorrow for the day.

Bean seems to be ok from his fall over the bed :)

Sunday, December 9, 2012


Its been an interesting day - woke up early to a kitty making throw-up sounds was Bean on my head I moved out of the way and he threw-up on the bed beside me, now the next events are kinda foggy as it was 4AM .. Bean went head first over the bed - between the bed and the wall and got stuck with his back legs up in the air needless to say he started yowling - not knowing exactly what to do I pushed him down as he was closer to the floor than on the bed - he hid under the bed for a long while - I cleaned up the mess best I could and tried to go back to sleep.
At 7 I was up feeding, cleaning boxes and getting ready had to meet a dog run at 9 - drove to Lexington and got home just after 12.
Mama DEMANDED to go out ... so I let her out - its nice outside and she really wanted to go - she came in a bit ago, ate some crunchies, took her medicine and is now taking a bath on theheating pad on the recliner I dont believe that she needs fluids today and since shes been in she hasnt had an accident tho she still really smells bad.
Currently Im watching football holding Moose and Brooke is taking a bath beside me. She is very noisy in her bath taking - sounds like a large dog.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Nite time Mama update

She got some fluids ... she licked the juice from the wet food ... shes eaten a few crunchies ... shes pooed all over the floor because she cant seem to hold it ... shes layed in the cat bed, on the recliner that has the heating pad for her, on the dryer, hot water heater, kitchen table and is currently on the other laptop ... I have washed all the towels, litterboxes, moped the floor cleaned the bathroom vaccumed and cleaned the sofas .. you name it ... gave her medicine and all she wants is to go outside ... sheesh!
thank you for the purrs ... i think shes feeling better but I dont know ...

Mid-Day update on Mama

Vet called they rushed her blood work and everything came back normal so they are thinking she has intestinal problems - for now we are treating the symptoms - antibotics, fluids if needed and pro-biotics ... she goes back to the vet to hang out on Tuesday :) She has been wanting to go out, its about 70 degrees here, VERY unusual for our area in December, I told her no but she managed to get out through the screen for about 20 minutes, brought her back in, she ate a few crunchies and is now taking a nap. My sister is coming by this evening to help me give her some fluids - I dont think she really "needs" them right now but I also dont think it will hurt her to have some. Shes not eating much. She is moving about, she is scratchin the scratch box, she is meowing at me and she still stinks. Ive only seen her in the box 2 times today.

Saturday morning Mama update

Mama came home yesterday evening - she was full of her tortie self :)
She came home with oral meds (which she does NOT like to take) and fluids which I have not had to give her any yet - she also got a shot of antibotics while she was there. She is mouthy like normal and while shes not moving about as much she is active and she STINKS!

AS soon as we got here out she was and right to the food bowl - she is very interested in eating but not much at a time. Shes has eaten some dry food and mainly licks the juice off the wet food. She did "ask" for wet this morning although she didnt really eat that much.

She has taken up in the recliner - where I have put extra towels and a heating pad for her. Not sure what they washed her with buts its very anticeptic medicine clean stinky smelling. It is suppose to be a nice day here in Virgina - I see most of the kitties going out to play today and while they are out I believe there will be some cleaning with bleach and washing of lots of laundry.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Mama Update - Not Good - Not Good

Vet called me ... not a good sign to begin with ... Mama is down in weight to 5.4lbs from 7lbs. Lee(the vet) said she could feel an obstruction 2" x 1" that is mis-shapen ... its in the area of the right kidney, it is possible that is is the right kidney whiich would be better than a bowel obstruction in that area as it would be non-operable. they are doing an x-ray now ....

2nd UPDATE - The abnormal mass was in fact the kidney - however her kidneys are functioning normally - Lee is very concerned about the weight loss - has given fluids and will give more and is sending her home with some as well. The x-ray also showed she Mama had been shot at some point in her life. Ive only had her for about 3 years and they thought she was about 8 years old then. I really extremely DIS-like people sometimes. Her poo is currently yellow/red with some white in it - the points Lee to cancer although she cant immediately find cancer. For right now - we are going to treat the symptoms she has to make her more comfortable and doo blood tests to see if something comes back to show cancer or soemthing else that can be treated.

Mama Cat

 Mama Cat has not been feeling well the last few days - she has been having bouts of diarrhea - she ate a little last night but not much so she is at the Vets getting checked out. I think shes a little dehydrated too. But Im sure they will take good care of her today. Funny how kitties are all moping around until you put them in the box to go to the vet - then they get all mouthy :)

I will call after lunch to see how she is doing and give an update.

Bean is feeling MUCH better, he is sleeping on my pillow again.

Moose is feeling MUCH better as well and slept under the covers last night.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012


I was sleeping on the back bed on top of the huge fluffy dog bed when ma came in - she was getting dressed for work and her clothes hang in that closet. She asked how I was feeling and rubbed me some and squeezed my bellah which I didnt like ... she went out and in and in and out and I was dozing peacefully.

THEN --- she came in and picked me up - GAAHH she dosnt DO that ... I dont like THAT ... what was she doing. I have to admit I let out a squeek .. horrifying!

She took me to the BOX ... I cried NOOOooo in protest - after all Stripey was in there couldent she go, ma made her come out and she shoved me in ... horrid!

I gave her some big bad lip the whole way down the road - how DARE she, this is NOT what I had planned for today. We go there, she got the box out with me in it, I have to tell you she could have been a bit more gentle .. when we got in she opened the door and I came on out to say HI to everyone - how exciting people .. .

So I was carried to the back like a sack of taters - Ma said for me to be a good boy and they might give me a treat ... I like treats!

From Ma - So ... Bean has tape worms ... they checked him over good - and thats all they could find, so his treats today are worm pills :) poor boy! He should have gotten thoes about 30 minutes or so ago so things should be on their way of working out. Im just glad it wasnt anything too serious. im sure he will let me know all about when I pick him up this evening.

Monday, December 3, 2012

in the morning

In the morning I - ButterBean am being dropped off at the vets office for a day of pampering ... or at least thats what ma told me ...

The Truth ... the truth is Bean hasnt been acting himslef the last few days - third eyelid is showing, he is very stinky and gassy and his bellah is hard. He has been eating some but I havent seen him in the box SO he will be going on a short little day trip - get some attention from the peeps at vets and they will see if they can find something wrong with him. I hope hes ok but better safe than him be hurting ..

Friday, November 30, 2012


Moose went yesterday to get his teeth cleaned. His temperature dropped near the end of the procedure so he had to be wraped in warm towels (which he loved) put on a heating pad and had hot water bottles around him to get his temperature back to normal.
He is considered a slow recoverer so when I picked him up at 530 he was still very sleep even though he was done at 11am ... when he got home he had a hard time walking, standing, moving. He did eat a can of food with extra water on it and ate this morning good too. He can walk better this morning but is still haveing problems jumping and hes fairly growley. I havent tried to look at his teeth yet .. maybe this weekend.

Monday, November 26, 2012

no good excuses

just too much happening it seems .. .gotta get back into it ...

Bean has been feeling poorly the last few days, his 3rd eyelid showing and all he really wants to do is lay on the sofa and sleep. Ive been keeping an eye on him, he is eating and drinking if he does not continue to improve he will be taing a day trip to the vets.

Moosie has lost some weight and when we really started paying attention noticed that hes not eating his crunchies - he laid on me and let me look at his teeth ... not pretty - in fact they were ugly and the gums really really red and swollen so Ive been feeding him wet food with extra water - all he does is lick - he is going to the vet on Thursday for a teeth cleaning, his breath is horrid as well.

Otherwise everyone else seems to be doing ok ...

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

mostly missed

We were mostly missed by the bad stuff and we are glad. We have power so over all we are ok!

Southwest Virginia is very small piece of a huge mosaic of Sandy’s effects, but power outages in the thousands have resulted from winds that were sustained as high as 40 mph and gusted as high as 60 mph at Roanoke Regional Airport late Monday evening and early Tuesday morning. Several locations mostly above 2,000 feet and west and southwest of Roanoke saw a rare October measurable snowfall, though amounts are mostly light, owing to strong winds, warm ground, and most of the heavy snow having tracked into West Virginia and far southwest Virginia as projected.

Basically its windy here ... but we are all ok!

Monday, October 29, 2012

Hanging on

Things here in SWVA are blowing right along ... :-) the wind has picked up some and will continue to through out today and tonight .. Im just hoping for NO snow ... I dont really like wind but its better than snow ... would rather power not go out but if it does we will be ok. 
Right now this AM we have 10-15mph sustained winds ... thats suppose to pick up to about 40-45mph with gusts of about 65mph ... they think we will get about 4 inches of rain over 48hours which we can take on because we are considered dry - higher elevations near here are getting snow ... boo

Friday, October 26, 2012

Huricane Sandy

Hiya friends - As you probably know we live in South Western Virginia - near Blacksburg (Virginia Tech) and Roanoke. We are watching out for this storm that is supposedly coming our way. We can deal with some wind and some cold but we dont really like snows - some of us have never really seen snows .. humm with that said .. we will keep you informed on the weathers at our place. Please stay safe and warm .. we will!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

More Pups

Meet 4 year old Luke (laying down) and 5 month old Gus

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

I dont have dogs but ...

These 2 are pretty cool ... Diesel (the one standing) is a mostly Lab and Moose is a Lab/Dane

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Wordless Wednesday

Up Close and Personal with Steve
My friend Michele sent me this picture this morning

Monday, September 24, 2012

Monday Cuteness

As you can see the babies are getting better
They are eating well
They are sleeping well
They have started to play
Sunni and Hunni will be going back to their home next week
Enjoy some Monday cuteness

Thursday, September 20, 2012

OH NOs ... not again

The babies are eating well. They are eating about a can of wet food a day and some dry with water on it. They are playing and enjoy their time out of the dog crate running about in the room. I left them out to play about an hour last night and they had put themselves to bed so they were worn out.

I had to go to the vet this AM for Stripey to get a booster shot. While I was there I asked if they needed to see the babies and all they asked for was a sample of the poo since they are still having some diarrhea – its not bad, I would more call it loose stool – I had to take my kitty home so I got a sample and too it back to the vet, glad I did as the vets office just called and they have coccidia.

I have dealt with this nasty little bug before – in March actually and had to give ALL of my cats medicine for it – thankfully these 2 have been in the dog crate in a room with no feline visitors.

So they have a coccidia which is a microscopic one-celled organisms causing the disease coccidiosis. Virtually all cats become infected during their life. Infections usually cause no problems in adult cats, but evidence suggests that the parasite can cause significant disease in kittens. In infected kittens, the coccidia destroy the lining of the intestine and cause diarrhea with often contains mucous.

Albon is prescribed as a general antiprotozoal for the treatment of coccidiosis, a protozoal infection of the intestinal tract. Albon is also prescribed for the treatment of a wide range of susceptible bacterial infections.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Tuesday, September 18, 2012


the lady I got these 2 kittens from decided to give them a forever home once they are big enough to not need all the extra attention that little babies need. Im thinking first week of October they should be ready to go back. At that point they will be 6/7 weeks old, should be eating some dry food, they are already eating some wet but need to be weaned from the KMR and they wont need a heating pad any longer. I have given her a list of all the kitty things she will need for the babies to come back. And she has named them - SUNNI the orange female and HUNNI the yellow male. I think its cute since Ive been calling them SunShine and Honey for the past few days.

Monday, September 17, 2012


the babies are doing better. They are eating and taking their medicine well. They still have loose stools but its getting better. The orange one purrs as soon as you touch her. The yellow one is more active but will purr after you rub him a while.
They eat about every 2.5 hours – works well since my heating pad auto turns off about the same time – they are eating about 2oz each time and Im now mixing their food so they are getting wet cat food of chicken mixed with the milk replacer. They have 2 meds they take twice a day, one until Wednesday and the other till Friday. Aside from being tired from all the getting up and coming in to feed them things are well. they are warm, safe and well fed.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Foster Babies

**UPDATE** - Just talked to the vet – the babies are doing good and are playing right now. She thinks the Orange one is a Girl and the Yellow a Boy – they were a little dehydrated so they got some fluids and shes wormed them and has them on some tummy meds but they are ok. They are both eating and eating well, warm and playing. Shes thinking they are a little closer to 3 weeks old than 4.

I picked up the babies about 630 last night. They are quite small and were cold. I turned the heat on in the car for the ride home. I mixed up the babies some KMR when I got home and they both ate about 1.5oz at 730 again at 1030, at 2, at 5 and at 730 this morning. I fixed them up a bed with a heating pad to keep them warm. They seem to have slept good too. They are using the box having some diarrhea but not horrible. Their little butts are very sore tho. Dropped them off at the vets office this morning to hang out and get checked out, monitored and fed every 3 hours or so. They will lap milk from a small dish and I just happen to have some small ones that hold about 2 oz so it works perfect. I will pick them up after work this evening.  

Thursday, September 13, 2012

The things I get myself into

All the kitties are doing good. Stripey was spayed 2 weeks ago and is doing great! Hard to believe she will be 6 months old next week.

Today I got an e-mail from a co-worker she has been taking care of some kittens whose mama cat was killed by a car little over a week ago. The kittens are sick she says ...so I call her ... she thinks the 2 kittens are 4 weeks old shes been feeding them whole milk (no wonder they are sick) so I tell her I will take her kittens (boy am I a sucker) however .. when they are healthy, eating food and using the box she would be happy to give them a forever home (SCORE) so it looks like I will be fostering 2 babies for about 3 or 4 weeks .. sucks for me (ha ha ha) kittens at this age are great! I just gotta tell my hubby we are having guests for a bit .. humm

Pictures as soon as I can

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Booker T

the lady that took him has named him Booker T .. .she says he is just adorable and has been SO much company - he likes to watch her especially at night while shes reading - she wants him to sleep in the bed with her but hes not ready yet .. instead he sits on the night stand and watches her read

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Le Chat Noir

Le Chat Noir - otherwise known as the little black kitten I rescued a week ago went to what I hope will be his forever home this afternoon. The woman called me this morning whispering into my voicemail because she was at work that she wanted him if it wasnt too late. I called her back this afternoon and met her after work about 530 with him. She was very excited to have a little man coming home to live with her. I hope in the next few days I will hear what his name will be and how things are going. He is such a sweet kitten - I think he will be a lover boy seems that is just what she needs.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Kitten Update

The little black kitty is doing well. He is pretty friendly, very playful and PURRRRRrrrrrrsss he is also a talker which is fun! I left him in a large cat crate last night in the room where I keep all kitties when they first arrive. This morning I tested him out to see how he would be at large in the room and he did well. He scampered about and I got him a toy mouse to play with. He was having a big time. I went in and out multiple times fixing him an new litterbox and bed and foods and he thought it was just great. So today he will have full run of the room, he was definately stretching his legs this morning. Now to find this sweet boy a home.

Thursday, July 12, 2012


The little black boy went to the vets this morning - she just called me and ....

She thinks he is only 6 weeks old - he was treated for worms and will get his ears cleaned - he only has one testicle that is decended, she thinks the other still has time to drop but if it dosnt they can take care of it when he is nutered.
otherwise they think he is just the most adorable kitty :) Im glad he is well.

He will hang out at the vets office until I pick him up after work, what this means is he will be super loved on by multiple people all day! :) thats happy and just what he needs to get over his slight fears

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Last Night

9:05pm - we were finishing a movie we had started over the weekend and I was thinking man .. as soon as this is over I am going to bed ...

9:09pm - call from a friend ... he says please dont get mad at me but there is a kitten here in the warehouse where I work, its screaming, we have looked for more and the mama and nothing just this one. I dont want it to get squished or something - Can you help me??

He works at a steel manufacturing company so obviously there are huge machines and moving parts and everthing else.

SO off we went - got some cat food, a crate and headed there - Shon and I got there at 9:24 and were searching for the little ball of fluff ... of course it had to be BLACK ... is a darkish warehouse.

We located it and finally caught it. My friend caught it and was biten on both hands in the process but we got the kitten and had it in a crate with a can of cat food and were on the way back home - we got home at 9:52pm.

I gave kitty a little time to calm down and eat. Then went in to see it with a larger cat crate and a warm wash rag.
This little kitty is a male, solid black except for a few white furs on his belly and pretty sweet. At first he hissed then he started purring. He is a big talker! And his tummy is HUGE but I can feel all the bones in his body so he most likely has worms. If I had to guess I would say he is about 8 weeks old.
He has an appointment with the vet tomorrow.

I took some pictures with my phone so they are not the best but ... here he is .. Hoping I will be able to find him a good home once he checks out with the vet.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Friends ... A Happy Story

This is Freckles ... shes was dumped at a gas station where she lived for about a year, when a friend stoped there she greeted him asking for a treat. Please note we live in SW VA and this was happening in another state. The people that worked there and the people the visited the store had been feeding her but didnt know where she had come from, just that she had been around for a long long while. Being the nice guy that he is he went down the road bought dog foods and a dog crate, called his wife who immediately said bring her here dont leave her out there any longer. So he brought her home. Of course at that time she was matted, her furs long and icky and she was WAY over weight ... shes now beautifully groomed, is down to 33.2 pounds (vet wants her at 30) and shes living the life in the house with 2 cats.

This is Freckles and Steve ... As you can see the cat has taken her bed

Sunday, July 8, 2012



This my friends is Dixie ... I rescued her from the dumpster at a local shop/store called Dixie Caverns. I had her spayed and tried to find her another home but she wanted to be outside so I let her stay here. We have lots of room and we dont live close to a main road.
This morning I found her out at the main road, she had been hit. Im not sure why she was out there, I had never seen her more than a few feet from the front door. She was only here for a few months but they were happy months. In fact she spent all day this past friday in the house sleeping in my bed.
Its very sad to loose one even one you had not had for long and had not intended on keeping ...

Friday, July 6, 2012

Strip-y Cuteness

These were taken with my phone and this morning I was smart enough to figure out how to get the picutes on my phone to my computer .. so here is some Friday cuteness overload

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Stripey has a home

Stripe-y AKA - short stack ... Mama Moo's last baby to get a home ... has one .. MINE :-)

She is super sweet and a very needy little kitty. Shes very small and I mean really little but she loves to be loved and near her peoples.

I have had her 3 homes ... the first was with an older couple that had put their beloved doggie of 16 years down last fall. when the day came for them to get her they just couldnet .. they were not ready. I can understand that .. and I never want to force a baby on someone that isnt going to give it what it needs and she needs LOTS of attention.
The second home was one where the new mom really wanted her but the husband didnt and she was trying to convince him .. again not the best of situations.
The third home, I thought was a go ... then the girl never showed up to meet me and hasnt returned a call or text ... her loss cause this baby is adorable.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Face - Princess - Eye

Last fall I rescued 3 kittens that had been dropped by the river. I did not intend on keeping them so I named them according to their features so that we could distinguish between the three when talking. As it has turned out they are not adoptable because most people like friendly kitties and these are not very friendly.

Face has gotten failry friendly, he will let me pet him when I am sitting on the sofa or laying in bed. He does not like to be touched with 2 hands at 1 time and he does not want to be picked up. He began getting interested in the outside so I finally convinced myself that it would be ok ... I let him outside one day and he LOVED it ... climbed a tree, ran, played and at the end of the day he came back inside. Now he pretty much stays outside but comes in on occasion. Yesterday he let me pet him while he was outside - WIN :) He seems very happy to be out there and he is always welcome to come in but for now he perfers to be out.

Princess has never decided to be friendly. In fact in a weeks time if I see her once its amazing. About a month ago some kitty started pooping in my bedroom. Last week i figured out it was her. She pooed on the floor, on the bed, on the dresser. I confined her to another room with a litterbox, food and water. She pooed on the bed in that room instead of using the box. Thinking she may be sick I took a sample to the vet - nope not sick. However she could be stressed. SO ... knowing that I would probably never get her back I let her outside. I have seen her more in the week she has been out than I did in the months she was in my house. She comes on the porch to eat and drink and sleep. I see her playing in the yard and chasing bugs and pouncing grass. She finally seems happy. Face is out there with her showing her the ropes as he has been out for about a month. She does not run when I walk to the door to see her but she does not seem interested in coming in. Sometimes you have to love them enough to give them what they want and she obviously wanted to be outside.

Eye has turned into a love bug. He loves me ... only me. He wants to be petted and held and rubbed. He has an intestineal issue and in the last 10 days he has gotten in the habit of asking to go into the closed off room where I give him a spoon of wet food with his powder medicine for his instine. This medicine helps him so much. He has more normal box habits and he seems happier and much more loving - maybe because his tummy dosnt hurt anymore. Ive tried to let him outside and he just shakes. He likes to look out the windows but thats about it. He has a hard time seeing out of that eye and most things scare him. However I love him.

SO these 3 are staying. While I was willing to let them all live the life inside two of them seem much more "at home" outside. THey have plenty of building and places to stay cool, warm or dry. There is always plenty of food and water, pillows and blankets and shady trees.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Homes things and stuff

Mama Moo has never been friendly with me. Shes been living in the house for 10 weeks and not once has she seemed that being around a people would be a good thing. I picked her and her babies up about 80 miles from my house. My Mom had said that Moo could come live at her place. She has 2 other outside cats that are black and black & white. Moo is of course Black & White. Moo was spayed last Tuesday and Ive had her in a large crate since. This Tuesday I took her out to my moms with the intention of giving her a few days to get use to stuff and then let her out. She hid under her blanket ... wouldnet eat her food. Forecast was 94 for yesterday with 90% humidity so we took her inside. Yesterday I did some research and I worried about this little cat that was such a good momy and had been living in my house. I thought maybe I had failed at making her like people. I was sad that she was sad and I didnt know how to make it better. Then I decided it would be best to take her back to where I had found her. So last night I drove her back there. She perked right up, it was truly amazing ... I knew I had done the right thing when she took off running accross the long field with her tail up and she never looked back. She had lived there for several years, the vet thought she was 2 or 3. She is strong, she is spayed and she has had shots and most importantly I think she is happy - in most cases that is most important. I slept good last night and had no worries.

The last kitten has once again been spoken for ... she will go to her new home Monday evening. It has been so much fun having a baby in the house. Im happy that she will be spoiled and will have a home of her own.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

I need a home ...

Hi - I am one of the Moo Babies ... I had a home and was suppose to go yesterday but the people decided they were not ready ... they just put their pup dog down about 8 months ago and they arent ready for another baby like me.

I am 8 weeks old ... Im eating good and like to play
I need a home. Im located in South West Virginia

Wednesday, May 23, 2012



More soon

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Good News

Two of the kittens have been spoken for

This little girls name is Oreo ... and the same lady is taking this guy

But she hasnt thought of him a name yet ...

The other 2 are still looking for forever homes.

They are cuties so I dont think they will have problems finding someone to love them forever.

Mama Moo has been spoken for as well. My mom wants her to live at her house after she is spayed.

In other news the dumpster kitty is still at my house. Shes been going outside during the day and sleeping in the bed at night. Shes very sweet!