Sunday, 21 July 2013

Summertime Blues?


No blues here.

All is excellent, thankyouverymuch. :-)

The last of the kittens are gone, thank goodness. I had them for 8 weeks and that was more than enough. The final two were taken in to the vet's a couple of weeks ago, to be spayed and neutered at the age of 12 weeks. When the vet got a gander at little Celeste's reproductive parts, she got quite the surprise.

The little minx had been bred! Meaning, that at the extremely young age of (prior to) 12 weeks, Clooney and Celeste had been going at it behind closed doors. The vet had never ever seen kittens that young be sexually active.

I never saw or heard anything, but when I was not home, they were in their room with the door closed (to keep them contained and their food safe from Lila). So they had time on their hands... um, paws. Guess they made the most of it!

They went to a new foster home after they were fixed and I just found out today, that foster family has adopted the two of them together. How sweet is that! They are lovely little cats and Clooney was my fave. I just didn't want more cats in my house, although I was sorely tempted towards the end.

So now it is just me and my girls again. I have the front room back and can get at my computer without getting sliced and diced by squirrelly little kitty claws screaming around playing, using me for a jungle gym. Lila has emerged from hiding most of the time in the basement. Pips revels in having my lap all to herself again.

Lila has even decided that Maart is a good guy. She has come out when he's here, stood in his lap... and then is taken by surprise when she realizes that it is him petting her and not me! She's such a dipstick sometimes. Pips of course loves everyone.

Speaking of everyone, I am having a little family get together this afternoon. Maart will get to meet most of my family, including my two elderly aunts, and a couple of cousins visiting from Vancouver. When I told him I was doing this, and asked if he would come, he said sure. Last weekend, when I reminded him it was coming up and asked him if he was still game, he said (and I quote) "all inclusive or nothing". After only two months of dating me, that's pretty brave! But my family is wonderful (even my slightly loony oldest auntie) and I am sure he will be accepted in no problem.

So you will have to excuse me now, as I have some last minute tidying to do.

Saturday, 6 July 2013

Did ya miss me!?!?

I'm not gone... and I'm not dead. I'm just busy and the foster kittens (still have two, the other three went to their new homes last Sunday) are still zooming around the house, although a bit bigger (they are 12 weeks old) and more coordinated now. Pips is much more accepting and will play a bit and try and groom them. Lila remains terrified and growls terribly. Although... it is quite hilarious to see a big fluffy cat leap backwards when one of the kittens jumps in her direction. She is such a twit!

Summer is here in full force. It's been hot (30C +/-) and on the (more) humid side (than I like but...), with tons of sunshine but also lots of rain. That means lots of mosquitoes, damn their pointy little faces anyway. I'm loving the hot weather though. Beats -40 C/F any day!!

Still seeing Maart. It's all great. I like him, he likes me, we get along well. So far, that is the story. It's only been eight weeks so what more can I say!!

I've missed lots, and I have no idea when I can catch up. Between work, kittens and Maart, my time is not my own. But I am happy with how things are.

On a side note, I finally got the decision from the Appeal Commission on my shoulder injury as to whether or not the workers compensation board owes me my wages. It has been 2 1/2 years in this battle, and I am so glad it is finally over. And.... I WON!!! Huge relief to know that I will be able to pay down some of the debt that I incurred through that struggle. *big happy sigh*