Monday, April 23, 2007
I realize Monday is usually Abbie's deal but there's a lot going on around here and she's way to spastic to stop and tell you...
Mom and dad came to a decision. Mom is going to wait and take the LSAT one last time and then apply to law school again next year. They decided a good place to live would be in the middle of the east coast so they could easily move next year. We will be moving to Richmond in the begining of July. This brings about a big problem for mom and dad - they have to rent as they do not want to be unable to unload a house in a year if we move again, but most 'partments only allow for 2 cats in Richmond. I mean, we're all going, mom and dad are going to have to lie, but mom is awful worried about what will happen if we are found out. Any cats out there in similar situations?
So, in even bigger news WE GOT A WHIRLEY BIRD TOY AND IT IS THE BEST THING THAT EVER EVER HAPPENED TO US EVER! So we've been furry busy chasing it around. I had no idea my life was so empty until that little whirl whooshed by my ear and filled the void.
A special note to my Shamy - it was so nice snuggling with you on my tree this weekend. I hope you stop by more often!
Tuesday, April 10, 2007
My toes are so fluffy you can hardly tell that I have toes!
Percy and I would like to thank everyone for their gotcha day wishes. We feel furry lucky to have found such a wonderful home and such a warm mom and dad to sleep on.
Mom and dad having been talking about our future a lot lately and what they are going to do. It's not looking as though mom is going to get into the schools she wanted and she feels that maybe she rushed things and should take another year to apply. Dad wants her to go for it now, why waste another year not doing what you want, right? Mom's parents told her that if she doesn't get the right offers, they would pay for her to move back to California (with us and dad of course) and help her get into a condo. There's a lot more law schools in southern California and it would help to be closer to her parents so they could help out with things. But dad has lived here his entire life and is understandbaly reluctant.
Do you ever wish the future would get here already so you knew what was going to happen?
Do you think if we moved to California other cats would judge us because of our southern accent?
Saturday, April 7, 2007
Wednesday, April 4, 2007
To participate, write a post about balance in life and link back to this post. Answer any or all of the following questions or simply share your thoughts about life balance.
How do you achieve balance in your life?
Abbie - I balance all the time, I balance at the tippy top of the cat tree, I like to balance on top of the litterbox (it's curvy so it's hard to stand up there), I balance on the side of the tub while I snoopervise mommy's bath. What Eliot - oh, like balance all my activites... well, I find the best way to balance is do what I want to do until I'm told no.
Eliot - I find balance by taking ample time to meditate. I mediatate both to achieve peace and to solve problems.
Emily - I find my balance in my family time. During the day it's about birds and patrolling for bugs and getting my naps in, but at night I like to snuggle with mom and dad, that's the time when I feel safest and I'm most at peace.
Percy - Is this another diet question? I told you, I'm not fat, I'm just big bodied.
What is your biggest challenge in balancing your life?
Abbie - Um, being told no when I feel that I'm doing something that really needs to be done.
Eliot - Abbie running around disturbing my deep thoughts.
Emily - Knowing that there's buggies I could be chasing and eating somewhere.
Percy - The beans not not believeing me when I tell them that I need more dry food and I'm not fat, I'm the perfect size for a cat that weighs 19 pounds.
What are your priorities?
Abbie - Running around and keeping everyone alert, watching the kitchen, watching the bathroom, eating buggies, telling mom and dad what time meals are, naps and biting mommy's legs to get her to feed us more quickly.
Eliot - keeping the peace, quality time with my mom, solving problems with in the house like how doors work aand such and meditation through napping.
Emily - protecting mom and dad while they sleep, watching the birdies, patrolling for buggies, and keeping Abbie in line.
Percy - getting enough to eat and getting enough sleep, these things are pivitol in a healthy cat life, and I'm starving.
How have your priorities changed over time and why?
Abbie - Well, we all were previously shelter cats, my main priority used to be being cute to find a home, now my main priority is being cute so I don't get in trouble when I do something bad, oh and watching for buggies because I know mom hates them.
Eliot - My main priority was being cute to find a home as well, now my main prioritty is solving the problems of the house and trying to keep the peace. I also think it's very important to keep my mommy happy as she has been very stressed out lately.
Emily - My priorities have shifted drastically, first, it was get adopted, then it was all about bugs for a long time and keeping everyone on their toes. With the addition of Abbie, I have been able to slow down a bit. I still love to eat bugs, but now I spend night time with mommy and daddy. I like to make sure if my momma wakes up that I'm right there to purr forher and let her pet me and chase away the bad dreams. Daddy never wakes up, so if I'm not tending to momma, I'm keeping his feet warm, they are SO cold.
Percy - I too was focused on finding a home, and for a long time my focus was on my daddy, however now I spend so much time sucking in my belly to maybe be fed more dry food that I have very little energy to keep daddy's legs warm these days.
What advice can you share to help all of us balance our own lives?
Abbie - Chasing bugs is not olny good exercise but it also helps the whole house out!
Eliot - Taking time out to contemplate your problems makes life flow much more smoothly.
Emily - Good daytime napping is key to being a dutiful cat at night.
Percy - When you're starving, it's hard to be a productive cat, get enough to eat while you can, HIDE YOUR DRY FOOD.