Saturday, October 14, 2017

Fall Evenings

My mug, the other evening, in my spot on mom's lap, spending precious time together enjoying the fall evenings.  Our fave time of day, our fave time of year.  All is good at Rose Cottage.

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Enjoying Life

I've been enjoying life a lot lately.  Possibly I still have eight lives left, 
including this one, wink, wink.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Sunny Autumn Day

It might be sunny, but it's cold in the house today.  We had virtually no summer this year, this is supposed to be fall now, and yet it feels like an early winter.

I just want to take a nap...

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Definitely Autumn

Here it is, well close enough anyway, that time of year mom and I adore, autumn. The air is crisp, the days are waning, and I'm sleeping curled up on the couch or tucked into mom's side, again. Happy as a clam.

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Cool Cat

I'm up to a lot of my old tricks again...including getting up onto the office chair, ottoman and couch without using the footstool mom had out for me when I was feeling poorly, and hanging out on the ironing board, which requires a couple of jumps in a tight space.

Mostly, though, I've been hanging out on the rug in the photo above, staying low where it's cool.  Although the weather has cooled quite a bit from last weekend's extreme heat.  I like being a cool cat.

Saturday, September 2, 2017


It's really summer now.  We waited long enough for it.  It's supposed to get up to 91 degrees today in Fortuna.  Mid-80s practically never happen here.

As of right now, not quite 9am, all the windows are open as far as they go.  Next, mom'll start turning on our fans.  Then we'll darken the cottage as much as possible.

To make matters worse, there are forest fires happening all around us.  If you haven't heard already, nearly the entire Pacific Northwest is on fire.  MAJOR fires happening in Oregon and Washington, fires likely still happening in British Columbia, and of course, California, where fires are very close to Yosemite and Sequoia National Parks.  As well as skirting the Los Angeles basin.

And then there are the hurricane and monsoon floods in Texas, Louisiana, and South Asia.

I sit on my perch in the window here and think about these all makes me very sad.

I'm also sad because I lost a never-met online feline friend this week, Tophey.  He was a beautiful Abyssinian cat who lived in Seattle with his humans.  He was young adult and in excellent health.  He died for no apparent reason.  Mom and I have been thinking about him for days...pondering the reality that life is precious and precarious.  We never know when our loved ones will make their exit.

So, especially since I recently had one foot in the grave but miraculously came back, mom and I are staying really close together, physically, emotionally and spiritually, for as long as we can.

Peace, and love.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Feeling My Oats

I'm feeling good these days!  Hurray!  Now just patiently awaiting autumn, our fave season of the year.   

Saturday, August 19, 2017

My New Normal

Life has settled into a new normal for me.  I'm kinda the same as I used to be, except older and less agile.  But after almost a month of near-daily health scares, and the subsequent vet visits and tests, and the days of more extreme ups and is kinda like it was before all that happened. 

Dr. Kris did my ultrasound on Thursday, and although he found two potential trouble spots in my innards, neither of them seem as though they'll kill me off anytime soon.  Whew, I think I just dodged a bullet or two.

I've even begun to regain a bit of muscle strength, so I'm more active again than I was a few weeks ago when all these medical issues started showing up.  And of course mom is taking such good care of me that I'm happy and feeling better.

I hope you'll stay with me as I continue my journey into old-cathood.  I'll have my less-good days, I'm sure, but I'll be here until the end.

Purrs and meows from Beeg.