Friday, October 29, 2010


Since we dont know the M's actual birth dates we celebrate 'their day' on the days they were brought here to their forever home. TODAY 2 years ago is the day Maizee joined us from the Humane Society. We ALL were ambivalent about this new furbaby joining our small family so the first night she had to sleep in the guest bathroom all by herself, a radio was also in there to help soothe her in her NEW surroundings. She didn't think that was too keen though and cried her little kitteh 'mews' for quite awhile, it was heartbreaking. I just COULDN'T do it the next night so she was free to roam, which she did....all over ME trying to sleep AND being still somewhat of a kitten, she didn't sleep thru the night & would play off & on. The biggest habit she started though was climbing on my chest & curling up under my chin, try to sleep w/THAT happening most nights! She even did it to my houseguest Mo, who eventually had to lock Maizee out...she is cute, soft and warm but it does get old LOL! Luckily she stopped it as she got older and I later read that kittens do that because they get cold so easy, its also the closest spot to our hearts so I guess maybe they are mimicking snuggling up to their mama kitty.

Here she is right before leaving the shelter, she was tiny and see her tummy is still shaved from her surgery.

Here she is this evening sitting pretty as usual, she knows she's the princess of the house but is also 'scrappy' and holds her own when wrestling w/her big brother Murf.

All in all Maizee turned out to be a very pleasant & fulfilling addition to our home & hearts, we think the feeling is mutual. So Happy Day to her and we are looking forward to many many more!!!

Max's Halloween in Hemet

Halloween '03 and we were in a new place (motherNlaw quarters=attached large garage converted into a nice little apartment), but we still tried to pull off the holiday obligations. 'The pumpkin was carved by hand w/care, in hopes that trick or treaters soon would be there...'

"SNIFF SNIFF, Mama did a good job this year"

"MAMA where's MY pumpkin???"

Max waiting by the door for candy beggars, see HIS lil pumpkin behind him?

We had some kids come by but once again we lived in an area that wasn't well traveled by foot. Despite that Max still got all the attention and one kid even walked in & wanted to hold him...Max obliged.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Another Maxster Halloween

Halloween '99 and Max is totally anticipating the night of trick or treaters. Pumpkin, CHECK! Decorations, CHECK! Candy, CHECK! We were all set...

Here he is admiring my pumpkin carving. I put a rat on top of the pumpkin to scare him, nothing scares HIM.

"Nice try Mama but you didnt scare me....sheesh how immature!"

"Ok we're all ready, bring on the candy beggars. HELLOOO, where's all the kids??!!"

Sadly we were living in a townhome @the time so not only did we not have much room to decorate but didnt have many trick or treaters. Max still enjoyed what little did come by.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Happy Halloween Max!

My last cat Max used to LOVE Halloween and would even wait anxiously by the door for the trick or treaters. He was so adorable & friendly that EVERYONE wanted to pet while I handed out treats, Max was getting his own treats>>>all the attention a handsome boy could want! I will be sharing some of his holiday pics in the next couple posts leading up to Halloween...

'97 his 2nd Halloween and he is practicing his 'cuteness' for the candy beggars.

'98 and he is just back from the groomers...hence the festive colors in his bow. He HATED the bows but tolerated them cuz it led to our "oohing & ahing" over him MOL!

'98 and chomping on HIS pumpkin, yes every year he got his very own little pumpkin...and every year he would chomp on it. Sadly I didn't carry on that traditional w/the M's.

Even though Halloween is my absolute favroite holiday and I have TONS of decor I dont really decorate anymore cuz my daughter is grown, Max is gone and I haven't gotten Trick or Treaters where I have lived lately. Some year my dream is to live in a place that is all around accommodating for me to have the best dressed crib on Halloween AND be able to share it w/others...mostly the wee ones.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

A precious furrie has crossed the bridge

A classmate of mine from high school (April) lost her beloved furbaby Fluffy last weekend to a coyote and she is pretty heartbroken...even trying to take blame. I thought it might lift her spirits to see a loving tribute to her fallen pet, she is a huge animal lover & over the years has acquired quite a menagerie in addition to Fluffy. But Fluffy came w/the house...literally, as she was there already 2 years before April moved in~being an outside cat. April got to spend 6 great years being her 'staff' and Fluffy got probably double that in love & care. She will be greatly missed but will always be waiting for her 'MOM' @the Rainbow Bridge....

(April's comments are below the pics)

"Fluffy on the back wall of my yard -- and no, I did not bestow upon her this cliched moniker!"

"Surprised this photo isn't blurry because I was laughing so hard while taking it. Fluffy had been visiting me in my office and was lying on a bunch of paperwork that was on the floor and inadvertently walked away with a pink Post-It note attached to her butt!"

"I snapped this photo from inside my kitchen while Fluffy was basking in the sun on the back patio."

Note; April was able to bury her friend in the rose garden.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Good will hunting....

So I was tossing some of my late Grandmother's OLD crochet booklets in the recycling bin when some fell outside & after I had picked them up there was an envelope on the ground w/my Grama's name on it. It was laying there all by itself so @first I thought "I" had dropped it, but when I saw my Grama's name & the return addr I knew it was a 'find'. I figured it was probably receipts but DID relish "What if it was $$$?"...

It WAS!! There were 11 $2 dollar bills (1976) in a thin billfold. YES Grama actually slipped me $22 from 'beyond' just when I needed it>>>she hasn't changed♥ "I love & miss you Grama!!!" xoxoxoxo

(what a cool 'sign' from Heaven, huh? My mom has had those booklets since Grama passed in '01 AND they were sitting in my driveway since last weeks yard sale. Amazing that "I" found that WAS on it's last stop before the recycling yard.)