Ahhhh Christmas is over and now it is the calm after the storm. The kids were very happy with all their gifts this year and now they stay busy playing while they have off from school. They have been so busy that not once have they asked to have friends over – now that surprises me. So many new things to play with I guess.
On the down side just before Christmas on the 21st my cat Bugsy who is 15 years old was diagnosed with Cancer. Not what I was expecting to hear when we brought him to the vet. He has oral squamous cell carcinoma and it is one of those cancers that is not good – not that any ever are. I chose not to get a biopsy due to the fact of his age and that the Cancer is under his tongue in the lower jaw and even if it was 100% confirmed there is no treatment that will cure it. On top of that Bugsy has Feline HIV which does not help his situation either. So right now I have meds and pain killers to help keep him comfortable until it is time. I hate this part of being a pet owner. Right now he is still eating, drinking and purring, but it will not be long at all before I have to make that dreaded decision. I just know I do not want him to continue to suffer in any way. I am currently working on a Squidoo Lens dedicated to him and this horrible Cancer and maybe I can help others be aware of this before it is too late.
So the calm after the storm will not last here in my house for I feel that 2010 is not going to start off on the right note for me. In addition to that my Senior Dog Bailey is also just about 15 and her time is nearing as well. I have to tell myself that they are spoiled rotten, well taken care of and have had great lives. Many pet owners do not get to say their animals have lived so long. Can you tell I am writing to help ease my pain? Sometimes writing helps me do that. I would rather be writing about parties right now vs. my pets and this part of their lives.
I will keep you all up to date and post the dedication link here when it is complete – not easy to write for me.
If you have cats then I have to tell you this is a must have. I just got this great toy for my 6 cats and it is one of the best purchases I have made for them next to The Best Cat Litter Box Find. It is called a FroliCat BOLT Automatic Laser Toy for Cats , but believe it or not I have 3 dogs who love it too.
You take the toy and place it on a table and the laser points using the adjustable mirror and bounces all over the room and your cats will go crazy. It has a 15 minute timer so it will shut off automatically to save battery life. You can even hold it in your hand as well.
I think the design is a fun simple modern look. Add to the fun and add in some Meow-ee WoWee – that is what I call Good Catnip.
I am telling you this is a MUST have cat toy and you will come back and thank me – the cats Absolutely love it!!! and Dogs too.
To Order Your FroliCat – CLICK HERE
Sushi the Plumber
I just have to share that my cat Sushi found a leak in my bathroom yesterday. So I am sending a SHOUT OUT on her behalf for saving me time and money.
How did she find the leak you wonder? Well she was in the bathroom with me and I saw her starring into the corner under my bathroom vanity oddly. When I took a closer look after she was sitting there for sometime I noticed she was watching as water was dripping slowly out.
When I took a closer look and told my husband we found that our sink faucet had come apart under the sink and thanks to her we saved ourselves from a not wanted puddle that could have done more damaged if it went un-noticed. So thanks Sushi for that.
See cats are a good thing. You can meet Sushi – and the rest of the gang here:
Do you have a dog that is your little Diva? A true puppy princess you want to dress up in Pink Sparkles and Rhinestones? Well if you do I have put together a great page featuring some of the coolest most princess stuff you can find. I found some of the cutest beds – how about a pink slipper bed for your pooch. How cute is that? So if you have a spoiled pooch that you want to spoil even more than take a look at this:
Now that is just Dog Gone Cute!!!
Dodge - 1 of my 3
This is for those who are always wondering what breed their dog is. You can now buy a home DNA test for your pet – swab their cheek – send it out and get back what breeds are in your dogs DNA. While some do not care to know and love them for what they are – I do too, but I am still curious what breeds my mutts are. I ave yet to personally test any of my 3 dogs, but I plan on doing it. I just would really like to know and I think it would be pretty cool to find out. So if you are interested in finding out what breeds your dog is than you can read more on my Squidoo page here:
Cyber in a Pot
No I was not cooking him – he just decided he would like to lay in a pot I just cleaned. Needless to say I had to clean it again when he was done napping.
Cyber in the Dish Rack
Ok so dishes are clean and put away so what does Cyber do? Lays in the dish rack. What is with my cat?
A Fur Ball
Some find recycling your pets fur to be a gross thing to do, but I think it is very cool. I often wondered as I vacuum all those fur balls if there is anything they can be used for. Believe it or not many people recycle their pets fur to be spun into yarn and made into various things like – blankets, sweaters, keepsakes and so on. Do note that when you send your pets fur into a place that does this – it is all washed and sterilized. I have not sent my dogs fur in as of yet, but I have been saving it. I have not saved the fur balls on the floor, but fur I have brushed from her. When I have enough I will have it spun into yarn. I have not decided yet what I will have it made in to, but I think it will be a great keepsake from my senior dog whom I love so very much.
If you want to learn more about Recycling your pets fur then visit my Squidoo Page:
Oh and by the way even Martha had a show all about it – so it is a Good Thing.