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At 8:08am on March 3, 2015, wendy said…

Lots how those fur babies doing ?? Have they bonded and started the race and play around the house with fur going everywhere ? I got my little spray bottle out and filled it with water and when mine turn from play to fighting they get a light spray to break it up. Mine groom each other and sleep together like the picture below. Sweet !
I hear the birds singing like they are trying their best to bring in the Spring Time ! They are ready and so are we !! :)

At 8:03am on March 3, 2015, wendy said…
At 7:04am on February 28, 2015, catlover said…
Hi Ellen-How are you ? Well I hope. I have resigned myself to my situation. My walking is not good and I don't feel too well most of the time. I do things when I feel OK, & don't do much when I feeel poorly. The new med that I told you about won't be available until sometime in April or May. My neuro said that when a drug is approved it takes a while to be ready for mass use. It has been quite cold here. I am ready for Spring. I saw where your area got a bit of snow last week. We just had a dusting. Hope your furballs are well, too. Anxious to hear from you. Susan
At 5:51am on February 21, 2015, wendy said…
At 11:31am on February 15, 2015, catlover said…
Hi Ellen-It is really cold today, currently 15 and it is dropping to 2 tonight. How are you feeling ? I am about the same. Still not sleeping well and tired all day. I see my Neuro on Tuesday, we will discuss a new med that just came out. I hope it will help me. How do you make out walking Ammi in this cold weather ? That is when cats have an advantage, no need to be walked. I hear that Cathy is moving this summer to NC. She seems excited about it. I told her to start cleaning out and getting rid of excess stuff. I plan to stay in all day and keep warm. Hope you have a good week. Susan
At 11:28pm on February 14, 2015, Mari said…

Hey! Why the skulls? Is that your diabetes demon?

At 8:08am on February 14, 2015, Mari said…

Hi! I was waiting to answer you to put my dog's picture on but I still haven't been able to. Oh well, I have a great dog that loves to take me for walks! She is part Labrador (her appetite) and a little border collie... She's very nice and when we have kids over who are afraid of dogs, she wins over their hearts. She is quite chubby and has been on endless diets! She knows how to shake the plum tree so the plums will fall down and she can gobble them up and also eat loads of raspberries on the bushes I have! The vet says that that isn't making her fat but....I don't really believe him! I've decided to just let her be. She's very energetic and runs around a lot so....

Rain today! Have a nice weekend!

At 5:38am on February 13, 2015, Kathy said…

Hi Lots. Love the quote up above.
Very cold here - supposed to have -35 windchill tonight and tomorrow. What do I like less - snow or cold? I think snow.
I did not go out for two days due to weather, and on the first day cleaned for 3 hours and got a ton of stuff done. But, on the second day I had lost interest and just sat around.
I would like to get the Netflix streaming. Lately they keep saying they are not getting the discs back that I returned by mail. If it continues, they will close my account (????)
BG have been pretty good. My nephrologist suggested I cut back on salt and I peed off nearly 10 pounds.
Yesterday at Target there was a line of last-minute Louie's trying to look at Valentines. Sheesh - get a grip.
My sister's pug, Simon, is quite overweight. That's cuz my brother in law slips him treats under the table.And when was growing up we had a Siamese that weighed 24 pounds! It didn't seem to bother him, because he lived to be 19 years old.
Well, my dear. Happy Valentines Day. Do something nice for yourself.

At 6:56am on February 10, 2015, wendy said…

Lots I should put him on Emilys post with a note ,ha I think I will then need to get on things I need to be doing today :)

At 6:52am on February 10, 2015, wendy said…


At 9:34am on February 6, 2015, catlover said…
Hi Ellen- I haven't been on all week. Just very tired from not sleeping well. Getting up 4-5 X a night doesn't provide much sleep. I have started riding my stationery bike. I brought it from the house. I try to ride 2-3 miles a day. I really need to get exercise since I can't do much walking because of the cold. We were lucky again the other day with the snow. Now they are saying the next storm will be all rain. Poor Marie, she is getting the snow. How have you been feeling ? How are the furballs doing ? Have the Z cats become friends yet ? I guess I'll go and have some lunch. Gotta keep the BG in the proper range. Take care. Susan
At 6:58am on February 6, 2015, Marie B said…

hi ellen, glad to hear from reed, even though it's not good news. we are freezing up here and more snow is on the way. thanks for keeping us all "in the loop".

At 7:50pm on February 4, 2015, irrational John said…

The avatar pic is just one representation of the "hermit" tarot card I found with Google maybe six years ago. I wanted to have something when asked to provide an avatar pic, but I don't like posting pics of myself. This was my compromise.

Dogs and cats can have a hard time understanding each other because their signals are different. If he keeps coming back, your dog may think the cats & he are playing. It's a mistake dogs make with people too because people have a tendency to bark at them. The barking can sound like a play invitation to the dog. The people say "No!" but what the dog hears is "Let's go!". 

At 8:18am on February 4, 2015, wendy said…


So glad you gave that kitty a good home ! Lucky kitty :) My sweet little boy kitten has turned into a tough cat and wants to woop up on the very cat that became his friend and welcomed him. Time to get him fixed . They still are bonded together but he just starts playing and it turms to tough and I have to come to the rescue.Bad Kitty ! :)
At 9:59am on February 3, 2015, Trudy said…

Hi Ellen. A people shirt would very likely work well for Ammi. Our double-coated dogs finally figured out that it's fun to roll around and wrestle in the snow. We have about a foot of snow accumulation right now, making our long driveway troublesome. It does pack down; we had 14 inches fall a couple of days ago. Zak and Zen should become good buddies by spring, don't you think. The three of them ought to keep each other entertained (and you!).

What happened is that late last fall the valves in my legs began to fail, so I've been dealing with swelling in my legs and feet off and on ever since. The toe infections came about when my swollen toes rubbed on my shoes. I bought some leather extra-depth shoes (brand is SAS), which helps. You suggested sandals, which is a good idea for when my toes are swollen; so I ordered a pair with velcro from Amazon. Mistressbinky also suggested some good shoe brands. I just won't ever be able to walk much anymore, which is rather depressing. Oh well, cheers!

At 6:42am on February 2, 2015, Pauly said…

no I have not heard from him in over a month now. Cant say what happened to our old friend Gator. Very cold here. Did you get alot of snow? I am pretty much home bound nursing my achilles heel that has spurs


At 1:04pm on February 1, 2015, Trudy said…

Hi Ellen. "Bare on the belly", huh. A bare belly wouldn't work in our yard today! We've had a steady snowfall for hours now, just a little coming down, but will no doubt give us a real accumulation. At least not a blizzard like Chicago! I'm glad Zach is making himself at home; sounds like all should be well very soon--as long as the bare-bellied one keeps liking his new diet! Not much going on here. My toes have been infected for some time, I'm on my second round of antibiotics; hopefully I can wear shoes again in a few days. I'm not going outside! We're having pizza tonight in honor of the game, along with (gluten-free for me) beer. Cheers!

At 11:43am on February 1, 2015, irrational John said…

What type of dog do you live with? Yes, dog's can definitely be more work.

As for big ... here's a pic of a friend's Saint Bernard, Cuba. Can you spot the little cat face in the pic? ;-)

At 10:56am on February 1, 2015, irrational John said…

At 6:08am on February 1, 2015, lotsofshots said…
How many cats is too many? Ellen

I exaggerated. I actually only have 8 cats ... though sometimes it can feel like more. ;-)

At 2:53pm on January 31, 2015, wendy said…

HAHAHAHA ! That video above is freakin funny !!!!!!!! :) I'm gotta watch it again,ha !!



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