Jan 11, 2014

Posted by | 0 Comments

Nemo: 14-weeks-old

Nemo: 14-weeks-old

January 11, 2014. I did not have original intentions to keep posting about Nemo and how many weeks old he is, however, it is hard to resist doing so when it annoys my oldest brother. So, here it is: Nemo is 14-weeks-old today! He continues to be a sweet cuddly kitten. He spends his days annoying the other cats, chasing the dogs tails or sleeping on my lap.  Below, enjoy a few other photos of Nemo from the past week. ~Karen 1/11/14 1/11/14 1/11/14 1/11/14 1/9/14 1/9/14 1/9/14 1/9/14 1/9/14 1/9/14 1/9/14 1/9/14 1/5/14 1/5/14 1/4/14...

Read More
Jan 11, 2014

Posted by | 0 Comments

Nemo: Helps Me Help Other Kittens

Nemo: Helps Me Help Other Kittens

January 11, 2014. It is hard to believe that our young Nemo is now 14-weeks-old! When I brought him home in October, I did not expect that we would adopt him. However, as the weeks went by, it became clear that Nemo had, in fact, adopted us. At his last veterinarian visit,  Nemo weighed 3 pounds 11 ounces. That is a far cry from the couple of ounces he weighed on the day he was brought to Catvando TNR. I try to do volunteer work for Catvando as often as I can. Last year, I fostered three different kittens (Caroline, Julia, and Charlie). All three now live in their forever homes. The day I acquired Nemo, I was at the Catvando office doing some computer work. Today, Nemo snuggled on my lap while I worked on computer files for Catvando in my home office.  There are many different ways to help an organization such as Catvando TNR. While their main mission is to Trap, Neuter and Release feral cats. They also end up fostering and finding homes for “friendlies” or the kittens who are young enough to be tamed. The organization also takes care of medical needs for so many cats and kittens. If you cannot foster or do volunteer work, consider sending a donation or send the group something from their Wish List  on Amazon. Many hands make light the work – or perhaps that saying should be changed to “many paws make light the work.” You get the idea. Give what you can, be it your time, your talent, your extra change. One person can make the difference for the life of some of our furry friends!...

Read More
Jan 5, 2014

Posted by | 0 Comments

Nemo: 3-months-old

Nemo: 3-months-old

January 5, 2014. Nemo is 3-months-old today!

Dec 29, 2013

Posted by | 0 Comments

Late Night Buddies

Late Night Buddies

December 29, 2013. Kelly and Nemo – hangout on the dog...

Dec 28, 2013

Posted by | 0 Comments

Nemo: 12-Weeks-Old

Nemo: 12-Weeks-Old

December 28 , 2013.  It is hard to believe that young Nemo is already 12-week-old! He is now able to leap onto chairs and small tables. He climbs onto our bed for afternoon catnaps.  And, he still loves playing in the...

Dec 4, 2013

Posted by | 0 Comments

Nemo: 8.5 Weeks

Nemo: 8.5 Weeks

December 3, 2013. At 8.5 weeks old, Nemo is exploring more of our home every day. He is very brave and will stand up to the other cats and the dogs.   Nemo is quite the climber and gymnast. Just a few short weeks ago, he would barely notice the small scratch post. Now, he climbs on top of it! Nemo, relaxing on our bed with the other felines, watches me from across the...

Dec 3, 2013

Posted by | 0 Comments

You Might Have a Kitten

You Might Have a Kitten

When you have no small children or teenagers living at home, and you have to say: Get out of the refrigerator, you might have a kitten. Get out of the dishwasher, you might have a kitten. Get out of my sock drawer, you might have a kitten. Get out of my laundry basket, you might have a kitten.   Get off of my keyboard, you might have a kitten. Get off of the bookshelf, you might have a...

Nov 30, 2013

Posted by | 0 Comments

A Little Effort Can Make a Difference...

A Little Effort Can Make a Difference

Today, another example of what happens when someone meets with something unusual in their daily work. We have all had that happen: we are going along, doing our job in the usual manner. Then, BAM! Something happens that requires a little bit of critical thinking, perhaps even a small amount of problem solving. We have had this Mailpost mailbox for almost ten years now. It is clearly labeled with the word “Mailpost.” And, yes, it is a regulation...

Nov 30, 2013

Posted by | 0 Comments

November Thankful Challenge Day 30

November Thankful Challenge Day 30

November 30, 2013. Today, I am thankful that this challenge gave me incentive to reflect daily on my life. From little things to big things, I can always find something to be grateful for.  I am also thankful that this challenge gave me a chance to get back into the routine of daily journaling and reflection. With November wrapping up today, it is time to head into the “most wonderful time of the year.” I will continue to...

Nov 29, 2013

Posted by | 0 Comments

November Thankful Challenge Day 29

November Thankful Challenge Day 29

November 29, 2013. Black Friday.  Today, I am thankful that I am not one of the millions of people who work in retail. I am also not shopping. What are you thankful for today? ...

Nov 28, 2013

Posted by | 0 Comments

Nemo: Crazy on Thanksgiving

Nemo: Crazy on Thanksgiving

November 28, 2013. Happy Thanksgiving to all!  This morning, it was tricky to get a good photo of young Nemo because he was so crazy active!  Enjoy the video below!...

Nov 28, 2013

Posted by | 0 Comments

November Thankful Challenge Day 28

November Thankful Challenge Day 28

November 28, 2013. A Blessed and Happy Thanksgiving to all of my readers! While the retailers would have us all thinking about tomorrow and  worrying that there are less than four weeks to shop for  Christmas, I prefer to spend this day being mindful that we are able to share this day with family and friends because so many of our men and women are serving in our military. I am thankful for their sacrifices.  What are you...

Nov 27, 2013

Posted by | 0 Comments

November Thankful Challenge Day 27

November Thankful Challenge Day 27

November 27, 2013. I do write quite a bit about cats – after all, I am a self-proclaimed crazy cat lady! However, I also have great appreciation for my canine furbabies.  Their many years of faithful service have kept our floors clean of any dropped food from the humans who dine in our kitchen. Today, I am thankful for them! What are you thankful for today?...

Nov 26, 2013

Posted by | 0 Comments

Nemo: The Dot!

Nemo: The Dot!

  Tonight, we introduced Nemo to The Dot.   Kelly and Ellie love this...

Nov 26, 2013

Posted by | 0 Comments

Here’s a Way to Get Chocolate!

Here’s a Way to Get Chocolate!

A tasty morning treat from my childhood was chocolate oatmeal. That is correct. Good old fashioned oatmeal with some chocolate in it. I loved it then; I love it now.  Who knew it would become one of those “gourmet” kind of foods? I was recently at a Dove Chocolate party and picked up some of their whole grain chocolate oatmeal. Now I know what I am having for breakfast tomorrow! What are you going to have?...

Nov 26, 2013

Posted by | 0 Comments

November Thankful Challenge Day 26

November Thankful Challenge Day 26

November 26, 2013. Today, I am thankful for one of my recent kitchen purchases: The Deep Covered Baker, by The Pampered Chef. Seriously folks, on the days when I intended to cook in my crockpot, but could not manage to get the ingredients into it early in the day, this baker comes to my rescue!  What are you thankful for today? ~Karen P.S. For those looking to purchase Pampered Chef items, or even have a party, contact my...

Nov 25, 2013

Posted by | 0 Comments

Purring Nemo, After His Bath

Purring Nemo, After His Bath

November 25, 2013. Nemo, like most kittens, is pretty messy. He walks through his water, his formula and his food. He sometimes walks through his litterbox deposits. All of these things means he needs a bath pretty regularly. Afterwards, he usually sleeps for a good long while. If you listen closely, you can hear him purring in the video below....

Nov 25, 2013

Posted by | 0 Comments

Nemo: Sunday Morning Grooming

Nemo: Sunday Morning Grooming

November 24, 2013. A little Sunday morning grooming by Kelly and Nemo....

Nov 25, 2013

Posted by | 0 Comments

Nemo: Owns the Bed

Nemo: Owns the Bed

  November 25, 2013. Young Nemo reached a milestone today. Okay, so this is really another way of saying he is quickly finding ways to elevate himself! And get into mischief. This morning, Nemo figured out how to get on the bed – All. By. Himself. This means nothing will be safe by the end of the day! Actually, it was quicker than that! Within minutes of getting onto the bed, he figured out how to get onto...

Nov 25, 2013

Posted by | 0 Comments

November Thankful Challenge Day 25

November Thankful Challenge Day 25

November 25, 2013. Today, I am thankful for the little things in life that make my work day more enjoyable: computer, smart phone, reliable car,  wonderful home office and my feline helpers.  Some times I take all of these things for granted, or I get annoyed when they do not work as I had planned. I will try to be more mindful of these blessings! What are you thankful for today?...

Nov 24, 2013

Posted by | 0 Comments

Nemo: Sunday Evening Fun

Nemo: Sunday Evening Fun

November 24, 2013. Nemo, at just 7-weeks and one-day old, loves his evening playtime. While Kelly snoozes on her bed, Nemo stalks Ellie Mae.   Nemo and Ellie Mae stalk the same fake mouse! I love how Nemo’s hair puffs up when he is playing. ...

Nov 24, 2013

Posted by | 0 Comments

November Thankful Challenge Day 24

November Thankful Challenge Day 24

November 24, 2013. Today, I am thankful to be able to share these past 31+ years with my husband.  While neither of us are ever perfect,  through the years we have cultivated a life that is perfect for us – flaws and all. What are you thankful for today?...

Nov 23, 2013

Posted by | 0 Comments

Nemo: Celebrating His First Month

Nemo: Celebrating His First Month

Just for fun, here is a video of some of the photos of Nemo’s first month with us. Such a change from October 8, from when he was three-days-old, to November 5, when he turned one-month-old!...

Nov 23, 2013

Posted by | 0 Comments

Nemo: 7-weeks-old

Nemo: 7-weeks-old

November 23, 2013. Young Nemo is 7-weeks-old today. While he is still pretty small, his personality is fairly large. He is very social and loves to be with my husband and I, our dogs and other cats. His favorite pooch is Kelly. And, God bless this dog because she has so much patience with this kitten, his sharp teeth and equally sharp nails. It warms my heart – and amazes me – to see how gentle Kelly is...

Nov 23, 2013

Posted by | 0 Comments

November Thankful Challenge Day 23

November Thankful Challenge Day 23

November 23, 2013. Today,  I am thankful for all of the experiences I have had which helped me to become the woman I am today. What are you thankful for today?...

Nov 22, 2013

Posted by | 0 Comments

November Thankful Challenge Day 22

November Thankful Challenge Day 22

November 22, 2013. Today, I am thankful for the warmth provided by cuddly furbabies on a chilly day. Pictured above: our dog, Kelly, with her kitties, Nemo and Ellie...

Nov 21, 2013

Posted by | 0 Comments

Nemo : 6.5 weeks

Nemo : 6.5 weeks

November 21, 2013. It’s always a good morning when Nemo snuggles with...