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I cannot believe it is already time for CATS again. It just seems like last yesterday when I had to miss...where does the time go?
Baby. Poor poor Baby cat. Baby has lost a lot of weight here. She has been a bit sad. I try to remember that it is better than death row but I hate to see her so depressed. I think Baby misses that constant love. I now know why my own cats aren't so mushy. I never sit still. It is hard to love all over someone who is wiggling all the time. That is why my cats bonded by sleeping on my butt or back at night....and the occasional nap by my side during a movie.
Because of my allergies I cannot just sit and hold Baby for long periods of time in her hug position and it seems to offend her when I have to put her down. I let her sit on my lap to blog now. She sometimes sits in the window while I work on pictures. But she seems to be used to much more attention than she gets from us on a day to day basis.
My own pets are used to working in the gardens and just being around me. They can help dig or bird watch while I work. My cats often sit in the living room and bath while watching me cook in the other room. We are used to that lifestyle. Baby seems to miss "touching". I feel so guilty when I have to put her down it just breaks my heart. I can have twenty errands to run and the look she gives me walking out the door makes me feel like I have to go back and sit down and rub her................I just wished she wouldn't be so sad or take "not being held" personally. She was happier in her first few days than she is now. Toonces has been trying to pick up my slack and she has been working with him in his office on his book. I also told him not to raise his voice so loudly when she does something that they aren't allowed to do, like get on the dining room table, just tell her softly as to not hurt her feelings again.
I keep praying she will find her place here.
Also....we can't seem to find the food she was used to. I have even broken our "no wet cat food" rule and brought in some containers of the good stuff. Stuff that I got mine off years ago for their teeth, kidneys, weight, ...all the things the vet warned me of. But Baby has lost so much weight. I had to try something. My cats almost fell over their tongues trying to get to us the night I gave her some of of a can. They were crawling all over each other like they'd been on a diet for two years and someone had brought out the chocolate cake. It was embarrassing.
I give my cats tuna. She will not eat tuna. She will not drink milk. She ate a few Temptations. She will not eat cat ham like Darius. (Nice deli ham). I have been a wit's end. Toonces says it is just really hot and she probably isn't used to the heat. All the animals eat less during the heat. But mine have never lost so much weight.
I'd love to hear suggestions from those that have been through this and survived. She just had so much spunk when she came.
Calista has taken up napping in my office chair and is annoying when I need it. The other day I got up for a split second to plug in the external hard drive and she was already up it....then she hisses at me when I go to get her out. Of all the chairs in all the house she has to pick the one I need.
What's up? The short version....tonight I had a meeting with the art co-op where I was named treasurer/secretary. I added an extra work day to my schedule for this Saturday morning to help out and train some new people. Tomorrow I have to drive down after training to help hang art for the showing at the Homestead for July.
The month of July My Friend's Closet is closed so I should have some extra time. Toonces and I go to Tunica the weekend after the 4th. On the 4th I am having a huge family party at the Kibler house. (on the river). This Wednesday I am cooking dinner for Delane, Amy and the boys. We are looking forward to that. I'm reading Prince of Tides and loving it and Fergie is tops on my iPod. Speaking of music, if you haven't tried any Amy Winehouse yet, you should. Crap I just realized I missed Big Love tonight! I'll have to DVR the repeat.
Today Caleb and I went to see Evan Almighty . This movie didn't turn out to be the comedy I expected but was this sweet heartfelt movie about changing the world. It has a great message for families and love and nature and just a lot of good things. It may not have been what I expected but I really liked it. I teared up several times.
Little random acts of kindness can change world was the main message and I think we could all do well to remember that one.
Happy Tuesday Folks!!!
PS...I realize I have too much going on the site now looks wise but it takes so much time getting in to it just please be patient. I'll settle on a theme soon.