Wednesday, November 30, 2011

~~ Wordless Wednesday With The Queen ~~

But this IS Our Holiday Spirit!
Looks like We need to Deck Her Halls ASAP!

Monday, November 28, 2011

ManCat Monday ~ "Yo! Yo! Beau Be My Bro', Yo!"

Brutus and Beau are now officially BroFurs!!

A cute thing happened last night.  One of my neighbors came to the door, Brutus' Favorite, as it happens.  Well, as is his custom, he finds a way around my futile attempt to block him, and slips into the hall to greet her.  When she opened her door to her apartment, (she's right across from me) Brutus saunters in, also as his is custom.  He's gone a visitin' with Aleksandra on several occasions, but last night wasn't a good time, so I had to fetch him.
Beau has been wanting out also, as of late, and seeing Brutus accomplish his escape spurred Beau into a
Protest Mode.
(A little back story - Beau has the most adorable chirp, not a "mehoww" but a
"Puuuuurrrrrt?", his voice rising at the end!)
He lay by the door, smelling, reaching out and "pppuurrrrt?"-ing for the better part of 20 minutes!
I still have that retched harness, and thought well, maybe he wants a walkabout, and it is permitted to have your pet on a leash anywhere in the building, so I called Beau over, rattling the harness and he came jogging over.
He took one good sniff of it, and backed away!

I've seen a vest-type of Harness somewhere.
They even come in woofie sizes.
I think for ChrissyMouse,
My Two MenCats will be sporting
A New Fashion for a proper Walkabout!

Have a Great Cyber Monday!!
By the way,  I have observed Brutus giving Beau Texas-size head-butts and chin rubs!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Thankful Thursday ~ Beau's in the Holiday Spirit

Beau has decided that today he will join me on the sofa, where I plant myself when I'm on the computer.
I'm very pleased, as this shows he is seeking company and isn't content to simply snuggle "in his room"!

Have a Peace Filled Thanksgiving Day.

Gentleman Beau
QM Rose
We would like to also extend Our deepest sympathy to The Taylor Family on the sudden loss of Seaborne.
He is a most Beautiful Angel and will be welcomed with much love.
Good-Byes are heartbreaking for those of us left behind, but Seaborne knew instantly, it was simply "So long, for now".

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

~~ A Royal Pictorial Report ~ aka ~ PICSPAM!!

My Apologies!

Blogger has been giving me HUGE FITS OF FRUSTRATION!

This WILL be remedied very soon.

Thanks for Dropping By!


We Are Not Amused with Blogger.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Veterans Day ~ 11.11.11

Memories of Allied Troops from Canada and the United Kingdom,

Thank You All for Your Service.

Please take note of a tag in my sidebar that refers to
A Cup O'f Joe for a Joe.
I have made a point to send a little something of a donation to sponsor one of our Service Members to a Free Cup O' Joe.
For as little as $2.00, a bit of Home, enjoying what is an amazing coffee (I've tried it! Awesome)
gives a Service Member more than a jolt of caffeine!
It assures them that we DO Remember them!
You will get an e-mail from the Service Member who received the coffee:
I have to tell you, it's one of the most heartwarming e-mails you will find in your Inbox!

That being said, when you see a Service Member, whether they are in active duty or a Vet,
remember to thank them.
It's the least we who stayed Stateside can do!

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

BEAU - Video...Interaction Apres V-E-T!

Just wanted to post this video I took of Beau today.  I feel pretty confident that in, ohhhh, another 2 weeks he just might let me close enough to take off that dang harness that's twisted around and looking all miserable on him.  Dr. Steinberg advised I NOT try for fear of another bite. (My hand is, I would say, 90% better, buit tomorrow I think I might make an appointment with the I.D. Specialist, because my knuckles on my left hand are still sore and swollen.  I just don't want anyone reporting this bite to any authorities.  "Authorative Types" are generally @$$-XXXX, well, fill in the "blank"!)

Brutus is NOT faring well at all this time.  She gave me a referral, of a specialized Vet that can do diagnostics, which he never really had, to confirm Asthma or something else - a "Lavage" of his lungs.
Also, it's been 4 years since he's had a full work-up...I want him to outlive me, so I need to get onto this asap...

I will try to post Videos to YouTube first then sending them here, because I think - well, hope - Blogger is happier this way.

Enjoy your Thursday.
Please rest assured Beau has more than enough food and litter for quite some time, many thanks!  He's not felt comfortable about his "Ham-mick" (I think he feels a little too "exposed" in it) but Brutus is lovin' his, thank you Mo!  (It is now withstanding 22.8lbs of Red Texas ManCat - I can't believe he GAINED A POUND since JUNE!  Oy!  And I've had him on Iams DIET formula!  His "Tinker Bell Laser", unfortunately met an early demise.)  He will chase that when he's feeling well.
He will feel well again.
I hope.

If you could hear my speaking on the video, I mentioned Beau had been on my bed - to walk across it, but still, I felt it was a significant move forward.

Well, look what I just saw him do!

We are Quite Amused.

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

"... November 1, 2011 - Day 33 of My Captivity..."

"...and My 12th Birthday!"

I let a Kodak Moment slip away yesterday.
With proceeds from the Auction, the first shipment of Feliway diffusers and sprays arrived, and is doing magical things.

Beau was in the Wing Back Chair in my bedroom, a favorite spot of his now.
I had tossed him a few of his toys, especially one I'd seen moved about: a Goldfish.
I had also spritzed my flannel jammies with Feliway!
I chirped to him in a way I had heard him do, and rolled on my back, acting - well, hoping I was acting "cat-like".
He eventually placed his chin down atop the Goldfish and closed his eyes.
I watched him as he gradually rolled over, as if to mimic me.
I began chatting again, inching closer as I spoke.
By the time I reached him, he had turned belly-up and was chirping.
I asked if he "wanted scritches" and he very nearly let me.
I got as far as his nose.
Brave, considering I have a referral to an Infectious Disease Specialist for what has so far defied 2 courses of antibiotics.

Then, as if someone snapped their fingers, Beau deftly righted himself with a "who-whut?" look on his "face."
A wee growl and he moved clear of my reach.
But stayed on the chair.

At the bottom of the page, there's a cat-to-Human age converter.
In Human years, Beau is 64 today.

"Will You Still Need Me,  Will You Still Feed Me,
When I'm Sixty-Four?"

Extra Gerber Chicken and Gravy Baby Food For You, today,

The Scorpio Cat is a powerful cat with more than a mere sting in his or her tail. This resourceful and intelligent feline will delight in organizing things and people, finding the normal business of the domestic cat to be boring and mundane. Determination is the guiding force of the Scorpio Cat...and it is indeed a force to be reckoned with. Felines in general are never easy to fathom and this particular feline is akin to a never-ending pit, being secretive, self-controlled and devious. Deep inside (if the owner is ever able to delve that far), the Scorpio Cat is truly a rather mixed-up cat, desperately seeking love and security. A Scorpio Cat may usually be recognized by a muscular body and beautiful eyes...the ideal specimen being one with jet-black fur and eyes of deep emerald green. However, the most notable feature will be the mask of imperturbability. Later in life, this feline stands out from the rest by his or her waddling walk...the result of over-eating...and often has bow legs. Normally healthy, when this cat does become poorly, then he or she will be extremely ill. Under such circumstances, the Scorpio Cat expects (and usually receives) all the tender, loving care due to such a sick member of the family. At the first sign of ill health (often a dry nose and labored breathing), even if it is suspected that this feline is malingering yet again, it is vital to book him or her into intensive care at the vet's office. If this is not done, then the Scorpio Cat considers the owner to be a failure who did not respond as expected. It will take a very long time for the Scorpio Cat to forgive this and the damaged relationship may never be repaired.
The Scorpio Cat will always remain a puzzle to the family...never where an owner thinks he or she might be...never doing what he or she should be doing. This is all a game to the Scorpio Cat...fooling the owner and leaving his or her human guessing. However, any owner of this feline will be in dire trouble if he or she guesses wrong. When this cat is cold, then he or she fully expects that the heating should be turned on. But, the Scorpio Cat will not hover by a radiator and shiver...he or she is far more likely to sit by the refrigerator, washing his or her paws. If the owner offers food and not heat then, in the eyes of the Scorpio Cat, that owner has failed. This all comes about because the Scorpio Cat finds it well-night impossible to express true feelings. Conversely, he or she will be deeply intuitive of others where feelings are concerned, possessing the gift of empathy and the ability to read emotions. This feline senses when an owner desires companionship and when he or she would rather be left alone. The Scorpio Cat is always strangely drawn to those unfortunate humans who are not fond of cats. If such an individual is invited into the home and tries to banish the Scorpio Cat, it will fail to work. This feline somehow manages to get into the room and insists on paying the visitor in question an abundance of attention...sitting on the guest or rubbing against the guest, or dribbling all over them. However, at the end of the day, the Scorpio Cat is basically a one-person cat. He or she will single out a member of the family with whom to bond and the rest will be virtually ignored. This feline does become genuinely attached, but in a rather aloof sort of way...offering companionship in return for a high standard of living. The Scorpio Cat likes to crawl around inside of objects...such as boxes and cabinets...and, being a born hunter, adores being outside.
A Scorpio Cat usually does best with a Scorpio owner. However, a native of Cancer would also a good choice, despite the fact that both are strong-minded, tenacious and complex. The next best owner would likley be a Pisces subject, although such an owner would need to be careful lest his or her "watery" instincts add further confusion to the Scorpio Cat's inclinations. Most owners of Scorpio Cats tend to develop a special telepathic bond with this mysterious feline. The Scorpio Cat always seems to know just what his or her human is thinking, easily senses danger, and will arrive for dinner just moments before being called. If there is a death in the family, then the Scorpio Cat is likely to be the first to know. This feline is the sacred cat which was revered by the Egyptians. Strange and arcane, the Scorpio Cat brings luck and protection to his or her owner. In short, the Scorpio Cat is pure magic.


I called him out to have another portion
of Celebratory Gerber Chicken Baby Food.
He Came with an eager look, into the kitchen!
He actually allowed me to give him 2 scritches before firmly expressing his desire to not be fussed with while he's eating!
This is my First-and Best-Birthday present!