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My Missing Kitty

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This week has definitely not gone as I planned! Of course I already posted about the flu that took me down, but no sooner had I uploaded that adorable picture (seriously, look how sweet my cuddly cat is!) than something even worse happens – that cute, lover of a cat disappeared! One minute he was cozying up with me, keeping my toes warm, next minute both cats are gone!

The door had accidently been left baaaarely ajar and the cats finally noticed it right before my hubs got home. Ozzie (the orange cat) is quite timid in new situations, so he will only go about 5 feet from the house before running back in terror – so its not too worrisome when he gets out. But Vander (the cuddler in that picture) fancies himself an adventurer. So even though we were out looking for him within 15 minutes of the escape, he was nowhere near ready to come inside! No way was he going to respond to our slightly frantic calls or let us know where he was hiding. It was adventure time.

Fast forward to the next day. I have spent most of the day worrying about my little kitty, making any excuse to go outside and call for him –the only response I got was the barking of the neighbor dogs. I even made a last ditch effort (and looked like quite a fool I’m sure) of walking all around neighborhood as the sun went down, shaking a canister of food and calling him in my silly high-pitched cat-calling voice! By the time the sun went down (and I heard the coyotes howling in the not too far off distance) I dissolved into tears, knowing that my sweet little indoor kitty couldn’t make it another night out there.

But when the hubs came home, I convinced him to come with me for one more search before bed. We passed the neighbor taking his dogs out on a walk as we began the search. I headed towards the front, the hubs to the back. Suddenly I heard him excitedly shout my name and then the happiest sound I could have heard – a loud, unmistakable meow repeating from the back.  I tore back there to find my sweet little boy stuck in the neighbors dog kennel! No wonder the dogs were barking at me earlier and no wonder the cat didn’t respond during the day!

He came inside and acted completely nonchalant about being home again, while I couldn’t help but pour over every little thing he did. “Ooh look how cute he is cleaning himself!” “Ooh he just flopped down under the tree like he belongs there!” “Ooh look -he wants me to pet him!” Seriously, it was a bit pathetic! But my heart is just so happy having him home – we are complete again! 🙂 Call me a crazy cat lady if you will, I don’t mind! Other pet owners understand… right?!

And since all that excitement, today my little adventurer has been really busy:




Red heart  Welcome Home Vandy!


Funny Kitty of the Day

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Ozzie’s new favorite way to lay – missing an arm?!?


I found him sitting like that twice tonight out of the blue. Cracks me up every time I look at this photo!


Haha but don’t worry – he’s still got all his limbs..  🙂


My Favorite Halloween Costume Yet!

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First off, a quick update on my foot! Today I got a second set of xrays taken on the doctor’s request, as I’m still in quite a bit of pain when I move my toes or try to walk. He says the xrays seem to be clear, so the doc put me in a walking cast/boot for the next week and a half at least. Apparently that horse got me good and my foot is just taking its sweet time to heal.

In the meantime, this is my daily setup:


Always with a cat nearby to give me some loving! 🙂

Alright, its now time to show off our Halloween costumes! Every year my hubs and I go all out for our costumes, always handmade and we aim for originality. (also usually made using some combination of duct tape and cardboard Smile)

First up, some past years costumes!

  • 2008: Bender and Leela (from Futurama)


  • 2009: Jack Skellington and mine is a fun illusion – being carried in a pot by a witch

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  • 2010: Daphne & Shaggy (plus the whole Scooby Doo Gang)




Aaaand that brings us to this year’s costume! I LOVE it cuz it is so much fun, and will definitely do some variation of this again (when my foot is healed – who cares if it’s not Halloween then?!) Smile


  • 2011: Glow Stick Skeleton & Witch!

Here’s with the lights on:


And with the lights off:


And a bit of a dance photo shoot began Smile

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Here’s a little video of us practicing our glowing moves (my left leg glowstick wasn’t working at this point–we had to switch it out) **Watch the end–its my favorite part! 🙂


We had a blast dressing up – the only thing to remember is that you need to be in a dark place to really show off the costume. I think ours was shown off best when we were just walking/dancing down the dark street!

Question: What is your favorite costume you saw this year or have ever dressed up as?

Crazy Cats: Melancholy Ozzie

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All day long yesterday Ozzie moped around the house, with no apparent energy to do anything.

He looked out the window, sighing.

He flipped, and flopped, unable to get comfortable.

He looked at me, he looked at the other cat. He meowed a pathetic little kitty mew.

It was just that kind of day.

I understand little kitty. I understand.


Crazy Cats –> Vander & the Bowl

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I just emptied the tomatoes from this bowl, which left it sitting empty for Vander to discover the bowl’s true purpose – a perfect sized kitty bed!