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I live on 6 deeply wooded acres in the boonies of Middleville, MI. I'm married to an amazing man, Brian. He's pretty much the best thing that has ever happened to me. I'm a big animal lover. I have 5 cats; Bella (6), Cognac (3), Georgia (3), Maggie (2), & Auggie (8-9mos.) We recently lost our kittens, Aesop & Amelia, to a battle with Feline Leukemia. I feel the need to mention them. They were amazing beings that showed unconditional love like no other cats I've had. I also have Cheech (9) that I'm fostering. We have two puppies; Charlie & Henry. Having a blast! I'm a dabbler in photography, photo shop, & crafts. I'm kind of a bookworm/nerd/geek. Yes, I have read the Twilight Series. No, I'm not obsessed. I love Shakespeare, Nathaniel Hawthorne, C.S. Lewis, and L. Frank Baum - among others, obviously.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

A Mixture of Things

Brian and I have got a busy week ahead of us. Tonight we went to Meijer and did our grocery shopping for this next week. Brian and I have made a menu for our dinner and lunches for the next week. We've decided that Tuesday will be our shopping day.

Anyway, after shopping tonight we came home and I made homemade egg salad for sandwiches. I should have taken pictures because it was delicious. I used 5 hard boiled eggs, mayonnaise, mustard, thousand island dressing, pepper, and curry powder. Yumm-o!

Bella is getting better around the house. I'm quite pleased with her progress. The vet gave me kitty prozac to give her for the next couple months, and I honestly don't want to have to give it to her. I didn't need her freaking out because I'm trying to shove a pill down her throat. Georgia, however, has taken a few steps back with her behavior towards Bella. Brian, Bella, Georgia and I were laying on our bed the other day. Bella was not in anyway too close to Georgia... Brian was petting Georgia and she was really enjoying it. Out of nowhere Georgia attacked (which means she swatted at her several times - no claws out kind of attack) and then chased Bella into our livingroom. Bella retreated behind the couch. Georgia has since done it again. Bella is getting braver, though.

I came home from work today and all three of them were laying out in the open in the livingroom. So, awesome.

Getting back to Bella for a minute, she's out and about more and more. Tonight for the first time Brian got to see the trick that I taught Bella to do; catching cat snacks in her mouth while I toss them to her. :) Hopefully I can get video some day.

Cognac is doing pretty good with Bella, too. I haven't heard him hiss at her in days. He pretty much just follows her around now trying to smell her butt. He's very intrigued by her.

Cognac was all over me tonight and he was very curious about my camera. Which resulted in this picture:


And just because she's precious, here's a picture of Bella that I took a few minutes ago...


Coming up this Thursday my cousin Sara will be coming over. She'll be bringing my Goddaughter, Natilee. Sara loves the pictures that I take and asked if I would take Natilee's 6 month pictures to help her save money. So, hopefully I'll have the time to post an entry and include a few of those pictures.

On Friday Brian and I will be walking an hour for the Relay For Life. I'll also try to get some pictures of that, as well.

Saturday we'll be trying to sell a few items we don't need at a "last minute" yard sale. Brian and I would like to get rid of a few things without having to throw them out. Brian's parents and my Mom will be over, too. It should be a good time.

And sadly... A family cat of mine, Bocephus, was put down today. It was bittersweet. I'm sad to see him go. He was 19 years old. My Dad noticed last night that Bocephus' mouth was swollen. And noticed this morning that it looked like a tooth was infected. He got him to the vet this morning. They ran blood tests on him and discovered that his kidneys could not withstand the anesthetics to put him out to remove the tooth. She said he had a 50/50 chance of waking up. My Dad, whom always has a hard time making the final decision, decided that it would be best to put him down so he wouldn't be in pain any longer.

We got Bocephus when I was 4 years old. I remember being afraid of him because he was a black cat and I remember Robert had to coax me out of the car to come inside. Bocephus turned out to be my best friend when I was little. I carted him practically everywhere in our house. And he became very protective of me as a child. He hadn't been himself in the last few years due to his old age, but he certainly lived a long full life. He had been abandoned and was found under the hood of a car at the old HPS office building in 1990. I will miss him so much.

Currently, these are the only semi good pictures I have of him on this computer...



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