Monday, October 27, 2014
Friday, August 22, 2014
A Huge Loss
We didn't visit her blog much, and Meowm met her Mom, Janiss a few times at Blogpaws.
Beautiful and fearless Sparkle passed yesterday. She had been fighting illness and her little body couldn't handle it anymore. However, her spirit will live on in the hearts and memories of those she loved and those who loved her.
~Orion, Sammy and Emily
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
My Sweet Orion
I have been concerned about Orion this week. His ears have been very red and quite warm, but he seems to be doing better. But in watching him closely I am made more aware of how incredible he is.
Orion is my Momma's kitty. He wants to be near me at almost all times. If I get up and go somewhere, he almost always follows me. He spends most every night in bed with me. If I go sit on the porch and leave him inside, he sits at the screen and meows for me. While I am watching TV, which I do on the computer, he spends most of his time on the desk right in front of the screen. Occasionally he will go somewhere else and lay down but keeps me in view.
When I go to bed he is right there beside me. He lays on a pillow up near my head. Close enough that I can pet him, but also far enough away that I can reach up a hand and give his little paw a squeeze of love. When I have his paw in my hand and am giving it that little squeeze, he clenches up his paw as if he is giving me that little squeeze of love right back. Very often I will open my hand, but leave his paw in the palm of my hand. He will then adjust himself to lay his head on his paw and go to sleep that way. Or sometimes we are laying in such a way that he moves his paw to my arm, and lays his head in the palm of my hand and goes to sleep. Sometimes I move my arm away and he reaches out with his little paw curved to pull it back. I can't tell you how much these rituals warm my heart and make it glow. One night I woke up during the middle of the night and we were forehead to forehead....it was very sweet.
When he lays in my lap, he is content to stay there for hours. If I didn't have to get up and move, he wouldn't get up and move.
He is more Meezer than Junior was, or Sammy is. He does more talking than the two of them combined. He does not hesitate to talk to me about everything. I only wish I could understand. And he is the quickest to purr, and purrs long and loud.
He follows me to the door, and would go with me if it didn't involve a car ride. And he is waiting for me at the door when I get home. While my friend was living with me, she told me that Orion would meow at the door for a bit after I left. Such a sweet boy. I think he would be happiest if I was at home all the time.
He loves to be scritched anywhere on his head, and along his jawline is one of his favorite places. As you all know, he pulls out his fur about midway down his back to his tail and then some off his tail. I recently saw a diagram of how the muscles are affected in cats who are declawed. So I have started doing a bit of light massage just on each side of his spine near where he pulls out his fur. He will lay there quietly while I do this, and as I continue he will close his eyes in contentment. I believe it feels good to him. He doesn't like this near his back hips, but I will keep working on it. This is the most he has let me touch him in those areas since he adopted me. I truly hope it helps him.
Well, I can't think of anything else to say about my sweet boy right now, so I will get this posted.
Monday, July 28, 2014
Meowm hasn't helped us blog in a coon's age, however long that may be. She says she has had a hard time with it since Junior crossed the bridge. And then tons of other stuff got in the way, and it still causing a bit of trouble, and she just hasn't felt up to it. We just hang out with her, purr on her and let life move along.
Emmy is settling little by little, and when we say little we mean little. She is taking steps much smaller than baby steps, maybe ant steps would be a good visual. She has finally, as some of you saw, made her way to the tree that sits in the big bedroom and gets lots of good afternoon sun. I don't think Sammy quite knows how to handle that. He is still standing his ground about the big bed and under the big bed. Anytime Emmy is under the big bed, you will find Sammy on the floor outside of it, just watching Emmy. Meowm has to go shoo Sammy off sometimes so Emmy can come out for a breather.
By and large, Emmy is a cave dweller. She likes to be hidden, but that might just be because we don't leave her alone enough. Meowm says she can be very sweet when she wants to be, but we don't believe her!
Sammy and I just run around and play, or lay around and nap. I annoy Meowm when possible, and am usually not far from her.
That is about all the excitement happening at our house. We hope to check back in soon!
Orion and Sammy
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Tuesday, June 03, 2014
Ticked Off Tuesday
This quest you have for better photos continues to amuse me.
And seriously annoy me. Annoy me to the point of near tickedoffedness! Move along lady! You have tow others that adore the crap out of you! Bug them!
Hi Meowm! Are you done? Will you get up? I want to sit in your lap! Ummm, Meowm? You didn't clear the clutter. You really must remember the suggestions set forth by Glogirly.
Orion, Meowm clearing all the clutter in this house would be a miracle! But look, she saved the best for last!!!
Monday, May 19, 2014
What is this thing? And how do I get those treats out of there?
Oh, I see, paw them around a bit.
Then nibble them down here.
Miss Savvy, or rather her pawrents won this at the Cat Style Lounge that Miss Kate from Hauspanther put together. Miss Savvy's pawrents were flying and couldn't fit it in their luggage so they sent it home with Meowm. Thank you so much Miss Savvy and your pawrents!!!!