Sunday, August 28, 2016

Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day

Thanks to Ann Adamus for the  Graphic

Hi Pals,

M and I had lots of fun trying to find pictures of the kitties and woofies that came before me.  But, alas, back then they really didn't take many.   In fact, we could only find 1.   So we've had to resort to pictures found on the internet that look like our pets..

Pepper was the first kitty M  ever had.  She got him when D went over to Korea right after the war.  Pepper was a well traveled kitty as M got him from a shelter in Florida while she lived there waiting for D to come back from Korea.   Pepper lived to be 19 years of age.

Then along came M's first ever doggie - Fritz, a grey and white miniature schnauzer.   Fritz attached himself like glue to M and really became her doggie.   She loved that little guy.   Then he got Arthritis at age 12 and it reached the point where he could barely walk anymore.  Here again we don't have a picture that we had taken, but this looks just like him.


After Fritz cane Tinker Bell, whom M and D got for my human sisfur.   Tinker Bell was a sweetie.  She used to wrap herself around sisfur's neck at night and sleep there.   Sisfur was about 14 at that point so she couldn't get suffocated.  The two of them were inseparable.

Tinker Bell Look Alike


The last kitty before me was Misty.   M and D answered an ad from a lady who had rescued her from the Humane Society because every time the lady went in their Misty talked to her.   That lady wanted to find a good home for Misty.   It was instant love by M and D when they met Misty.  Another sweetie.   Misty's favorite thing to do was visit D's size 13 feet when he sat down in the family room.   She loved it when D mauled her with his big feet and she kept coming back for more.    We think she was about 13 when she developed kidney problems.  After hydrating her a couple of times a week (the peeps learned how to do that at home) for two years, she reached the point where she needed to be hydrated daily.   While she was a good girl when getting hydrated, the peeps just couldn't do that to her every day.   They knew she would soon get smart to the routine and they would have a difficult time catching her.   They decided to let her cross the bridge rather than make her suffer.

Now this picture really is of our Misty.  That is the one photograph the peeps have of her.   She was another sweetie.



That pals, are all the anipals that came before me in M and D's life since they have been married for 50+ years.    Their only regret is that they wished they would have taken more pictures of each one.  But they didn't.   We feel, however, that the pictures we came up with are pretty accurate as to how they looked at the time we had them.

I have been on Twitter for 10 years and been a blogger for 8 years.   During that time (sadly) I have seen lots of pals (including 3 humans)  cross the Rainbow Bridge.  Lots of tears were shed at the time, but now we try to remember them with some happy memories

Twitter Pals that have crossed the bridge:

Thanks to the human of @JinJinDoggy and @PixelDoggy for keeping the picture current



Blogger Pals That Have Crossed the Bridge

Represents only those that asked Ann Adamus for a memorial picture in 2015 and 2016



Thanks to Ann Adamus for the Blogger pictures
We will always remember our rainbow bridge pals - forever and ever.    We really hope we don't lose anymore pals anytime soon.    

I've joined the blog hop hosted by Deb Barnes of Zee and Zoey's Cat Chronicles. Thank you Deb for hosting this important blog hop.

Mario


Thursday, August 18, 2016

My Favorite Place


Hi Pals,

This is my favorite spot in the apartment.   I like to nap here sometimes and it's great for keeping track of my humans if they go away in the car.  I can see them leave and always greet them at the window when they return.  They wave at me when they walk up the side walk to the door.

M says on this  morning we are having a Tornado Drill.   I've been through that once before and didn't find it too scary.   Some man walks around pushing on a horn that has a rubber ball on the end of it.    When he squeezes the red ball, the horn makes a horrible racket, but he doesn't come into the apartment and do it, so I'm not scared.    M says if it was a real warning, they would put me in the PTU and go down the hall where there is a room with no windows!   Sounds boring to me, but she says that is the safest place to be for such a storm.  But since this is just a practice run today, I get to stay in the apartment.

I survived the first Tornado Drill, so I'll survive this one too.   Apartment life isn't too bad, tho I think I'd still rather we lived in the house where I had lots of room to run around.    I run around here when I chase the Nieko Fly, and sometimes I get a case of the crazies and run from the living room into the bedroom and back again just cuz I feel like it..

Until next time pals,

Mario




Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Little Bein Visitors


Hi Pals,

What a great Sunday we had.   Two little Beins and their two humans came to visit us, and we had a good time.    The little Bein in the top picture is almost 3 years old, and the little Bein in the bottom picture is almost 1 year old.  They were fun and did NOT pull my tail or ears or anything.   Their human grandma has kitties too so they have learned how to behave around us felines.   The Beins have a big woofie at their house too.  They are growing up learning how to treat animals kindly.   The man human happens to be the brother of our SIL - they are family to us too.   We were honored that they would take time from their very busy schedules to visit us.

Well, pardon me while I get back to my job of napping on this nice Tuesday afternoon.   Thanks for visiting!

Mario


Saturday, August 6, 2016

Caturday Art Blog Hop - I'm BACK!!


Hi Pals,

Finally, i'm back and here to stay - I hope.   Now it's time to have the peeps put up  with the things I want to do.  Afterall, I put up with what they wanted to do and am still doing it!  (Meaning moving me into some old folks home, where life is really boring.)

The above picture started out like this:
It was really glowing orange because there is a street lamp right outside M's bedroom that glows orange at night.   Even tho the blinds were closed, she could not get rid of the orange color.   So she put it through PhotoShop  Elements 11 and used the "Carmalized" button, which toned down the orange considerably.   That almost gave it a grayed effect, but she liked that better than orange.

From there she went to Pic Monkey and gave it a frame.   She says she could probably do a better job if she could only sit longer in her office chair.  Oh well, this is better than nothing.

Can't wait to see all the other art work on Athena The Cat Godesses Caturday Art blog hop today 
caturday art badge

It's great to be back everyone.  i've missed you all.   Everything is fine here, although the peeps are still working on selling their house!   More about that later in another post.

Mario


Thursday, June 23, 2016

King Of My Mini Castle


Hi Pals,

I'm finally back and King of my Mini Castle now.   The move is over and we're all settled in (or so M says).    I think I like it here, but am not sure yet.   The peeps seems happy, so then I'm happy too.     For some reason I've started sticking to M like glue (or so she says).    D used to be my favorite human, but now I'm liking M better and I don't know why.   Maybe I'm still feeling a little unsure about this place.

I am very curious about what lies beyond the door in our apartment.  I had little peeks at a loooong hall going somewhere, but I don't know where.   M said maybe next week she'll put me in my airline carrier and wheel me down the hall so I can see what this place is all about.    There are a few woffies here as I've seen them out the window.   M says this is a pet friendly place and that is why they chose it.

Thanks for sticking around while we "went missing."   The peeps have been exhausted, which has been good for me because I've had lots of lap time.

Until next time,

Mario


Monday, May 23, 2016

Good News / Bad News


Hi Pals,

If I look unhappy in that picture, it's because I am!    I was happy (the good news) because I was outside.  Then the peeps dropped a bombshell on my head (the bad news coming up).   They explained that we/they are selling the house and the three of us are moving to something called a Retirement Center where there is independent and assisted living!  M said it  was good because I can come with them.   She said not too many places will take cats and/or dogs, but this one will.   

Well, that news ruined my outside time I tell ya!   I don't want to move.  I like our house with all the familiar smells and my chipmunk, squirrel and birdie friends.   The peeps tell me I'll like it where we're going and we'll all be together.  Well, that together part is nice, but this is the only house I can remember since being adopted.    And, I'm going to be shipped off to sisfur and SIL's house while the movers are coming and going for two days.   Moving day is June 10th - ugh!!

Isn't there some sort of law that peeps can't move while having a kitty live with them?  If not, there sure should be.

Then even worse, M said we probably won't do any blog posts until we have moved and we won't get around to visit except for today and maybe tomorrow.   See why I have a frown on my face and airplane ears?

Sad Mario signing off - until next time.


Saturday, May 7, 2016

Not Again!!

Hi Pals,

Well, I got hauled off to the vet again.   I had been throwing up for 2 days - a couple of hairballs and several batches of food.  So of course the human got all worried and off I went to the vet.  Dang, I've got to get faster at getting away from them.

Anyway, I'm happy to report that they gave me a little something to settle down my tummy and sent me home.   The vet lady said if it didn't stop, I should come back and they'd do a blood test and possibly Xrays.

Thankfully, it stopped and I'm back to normal.   Whew!  I have a wonderful vet and everyone at that clinic makes a big fuss over me, but I still don't like going there.  It's scary!


We have a whole bunch of sick kitties pals.   Let's all concentrate on the purrs and prayers for all of them.

Mario