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Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Woe is I


Salem here.
Yes, I was hauled off went to the vet, where unspeakable violations were visited upon my nether regions!


Mommy here:  Sunday night poor Miss Salem deposited an epic stinky poop in the litter box, you know, the kind you get up out of bed to scoop and the box is three rooms away.  She got a butt bath the next day--the stinky poops had morphed into loose stools and things were getting out of hand back there.  Monday night when I got home from work Salem was on my bed along with an unmistakable aroma--anal gland exudate--and sure enough her pants were a mess.  yikes.  Butt bath and sheets changed at midnight, and Tuesday when everything still looked swollen we were off to the vet.  I told the doc my suspicions whereupon he whisked Salem into the back for a clean up and a  "squeeze"...good golly that cat has a pair of LUNGS! 

 Poor little punkin was all backed up with thick waxy goo.  The vet complimented me on the accurate diagnosis...and he cracked up when I told him "I know my cat's ass!"

The Tiny Tux got a steroid shot for the swelling, and has antibiotics to take for the next week.  I've never had to pill her so that *may* be a challenge, and if she tolerates it I'm to hold a warm compress on her hiney a few times a day.  She came home and ate some chicken jerky for a treat and toddled off to sleep off the indignity in her Daddy's bed.

Poor thing.  
I'm sure she'll keep you updated...

Happy Wednesday!

XX  Salem and Mommy  XX

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Breaking Bob News!


We interrupt our regularly scheduled Catio Broadcast...

Look who visited Cousin Shadow on the back wall yesterday: 
Big Bob!

He was a thirsty kitty--apparently birdbath water = Avian Gravy.

ahhhhh, the paws pause that refreshes.

Happy Tuesday!

XX  Big Bob, Unwitting Guest  XX

Monday, November 30, 2015

Multi-Cat Monday


CC here.

The freezingdamncold weather has arrived.  

So what's a Cat to do to stay warm out on the Catio?

Demonstrated below are three Tried and True™ techniques:

1.  I like to snuggle in a nice cosy beddy.

2.  Rupert and Scouty step the warmth up a notch, doubling down the heaty factor with two bodies in a beddy.

3.  And Salem?  Salem don't need no stinkin' beddy...she relies on her thick dense layer of blubber winter coat to keep her warm.

ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!!!!!

Uh oh...she *may* have heard me.

Time to beat a hasty retreat.

Happy Monday!


Sunday, November 29, 2015

Screechy and Shadow


We know, we know...this photo is not a selfie, AND it has two figures in it!
The very antithesis of a selfie.

However, we are rebels and so using this as our Sunday Selfie entry on the blog hop sponsored by The Cat on My Head!  It was, after all, taken with a cell phone.

Plus, there hasn't been another good opportunity to post this.  Please observe how obedient the Screechy Lady Mommy is when walking on a leash with Shadow, and don't forget to marvel at Mommy's styling fashion choices...

Happy Sunday!

XX  The Lounge Kats  XX

Saturday, November 28, 2015



Well, to satisfy certain Inquiring Minds, we'd like to report that Mommy picked the oranges, too!
A great big bucket...

...and another HUGE tub--over 60 pounds (27 kilos) of oranges in total.
And just as well, it's probably gonna hit the freezing mark any evening now.

Now you might think "Those aren't oranges, they're GREENS", and you would be correct; they will turn color within a few days once they get indoors and warm up.  Most of them are destined to be sliced and dehydrated--Mommy enjoys a couple slices in her ice water daily and occasionally she throws a couple in her smoothie to give it a citrusy tang.  Since they are all organic with no insecticides, sprays, or wax on the peel they are good to consume completely!

Oh, and one more thing, the most important one, actually: 
We got nip!  
Salem's whingeing lament did the trick.  Here Kona is enjoying a nice nippy bib rub...boy was she wrecked!  Daddy grows some mean greens.

Happy Caturday!

XX  The Greens, The Oranges, and KonaKitty  XX

Friday, November 27, 2015

Sour Puss


Mommy harvested the limes* lemons.
what the heck?

The weatherguessers are forecasting our first cold snap of the year; possibly down to freezing!

lemons, limes...

Every year Daddy has conniptions that the fruit is gonna freeze on the tree and be spoiled, yadda yadda, yadda...Mommy is made of sterner stuff and willing to bet against the weatherman but to shut Daddy up placate him she harvested the lemons (that only she eats).

color me unimpressed.

We want catnip, Mommy.

Happy Friday!

XX  Sweet Pea and Salem  XX

*for those of you not in the know, the peeps bought the lemon tree several years ago on clearance without tags...they thought it was a lime tree until one of the fruits they neglected to pick in the fall turned YELLOW in December!

Thursday, November 26, 2015



Long before Daddy had a tablet to doodle on he used to defile the magazine insert in the Sunday newspaper, to wit:

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving--or a heckuva Great Thursday, wherever you are in the world.  
We love you all, and are so thankful you're our pals.

XX  Happy Thursday!

XX  The Katnip Lounge  XX