Hello from Emily. If you can believe it Mom was still celebrating her birthday with friends. Perhaps she overdid it (snort) because she came down with a bad cold.
She did a bit of window shopping: a pretty autumn mug
Unfortunately, it occurred right around the time she needed minor dental surgery. So she has been "out of things" for a while. She is sneezy, croaky, tired and achy in the area where she had the extraction. Don't worry, though, I, Winston, have been nursing her.
The above photo shows me testing out a basket Mom purchased to store in her closet. Apparently, I'm not allowed to enjoy it. I still gave it my seal of approval.
Mom got to try avocado toast for the first time. She said it was delicious and she might try to replicate the recipe at home. This was before her dental visit. She is enjoying her soft food diet. She forgot how delicious mashed potatoes could be!!
Mom celebrated her birthday on Saturday. She booked a vacation day and had a lovely visit with family.
They went out to their usual breakfast spot, William's Cafe.
They wondered why they saw people dressed in costume and discovered a comic book convention in progress. They had free comics, too! Mom picked up the "prissiest" one there!
They went shopping. Mom said Easter decorations were out! She thought this little bunny was cute.
Plus Winston and I got a present! We both loved it! Cat Grass! Yummy
In fact, Mom says we love it a little bit too much and she only puts it out at certain times.
Mom says thank you for the advice on how to introduce new cat food into our diets. I am starting to like this new food a bit more. Mom is putting a few tablespoons of the new food (diabetic) into our regular food. The new food is Royal Canin Diabetic.
We will close with this cartoon from Pinterest.
Hello. A quick stop to say hello and to tell you about Emily's test results. Miss Emily had an appointment at the vet last Friday for a bit of grooming and to have some blood work done. The vet said to call the office early next week. Apparently, Emily's blood sugar is slightly elevated. A normal range for a cat her age would be between 4-6. A diabetic cat would have very high elevations with numbers at about 30. Emily's count was at 11.
The receptionist wants me to try out two new foods for Emily. Hopefully, these diabetic foods will help to prevent this from happening a few years down the road. I am to pick up some sample in the next couple of days.
Emily doesn't seem ill but she has been drinking a bit more than usual. I am concerned about introducing these new foods to her. She is a fussy little fur ball! Does anyone have experience with this situation? Any gentle hints and suggestions are welcome.
Winston is doing ok. I am monitoring him because the vet thinks he has a bit of a cold. The vet can't do anything for a cold. He is still eating, drinking and behaving like a hooligan. Here is just a chilling on the bed.
Also, the apartment hallway is uncharted territory and incredibly fascinating! :)
The weather here is still very wintery! It is windy, cold and icy! My vacation seems like a distant memory.
Enjoying a delicious cup of plum cinnamon tea. I had takeout lunch on my staycation and the cafe owner gave me a complimentary tea. It was delicious!
Hello to you from Winston. We have been having a fierce comeback of winter weather. Our Mom is thankful to be on her staycation this week. The weather has thrown snow storms, ice storms and even the threat of a blizzard! Emily and I are thankful we can just cozy up on a comfy couch!
Image from Pinterest
Mom says that one of her favourite parts of vacation is NOT having to set her alarm. She likes having a putter about type of morning.
Mom took several walks to the park. Somebody tried to decorate for Valentine's Day with these pretty, red glass hearts.
Here is a tiny birdhouse. Mom says it is probably empty and won't get used until spring comes.
Don't be afraid! I know I look like vampire kitty but it's just me, Emily. Mom snapped the photo just as I started to yawn! Guess what?! Several of Mom's appointments/plans had to be rescheduled because of our wild winter weather. One of the appointments was my vet visit. Mom says my appointment is now on Friday. I only get a temporary reprieve.
Mom has spent most of her time off cleaning, reading (4 books!), walking in the park and taking naps. The park looks pretty covered with soft, white snow.
She thought this lamp post looked like the entrance to Narnia.
Image from Pinterest
One thing Mom did try was to make her own garland. She saw this photo on Pinterest and thought she could give it a try. She is not done yet but I am thinking her efforts will NOT match the photo.
Hello. It's Emily. I'm staying all warm and snuggly. I enjoy cozy naps while Mom treks to work in this sort of weather!
Brrrr.....Are you feeling chilly yet? Our temperatures dipped down to almost-40C with the wind chill.
We even got a snow storm. That mild winter Mom was appreciating is now gone. I mean, this is Canada after all!
I don't mind though. I have food, treats, blankets, and cozy spots.
Mom's snowy, winter walks don't affect me too much.
Hi all. It's Winston. Sometimes the wild winter weather makes me a little crazy. At least, that is what I'm blaming my vandalism on. Yeah, I'm chewing on the handle of Mom's favourite tote bag.
But I can pretend to be innocent in the flick of a whisker!
See this wrecked clock. It fell on our Mom and then rolled on the floor. Mom was very annoyed. The clock wasn't even a year old. She also got a headache after. Mom was at least thankful that it didn't fall and hit us felines, though.
Hello, or should I say, "good evening"! It's Miss Emily. I'm feeling a bit disgruntled as our secretary has not been very good for us the past couple of weeks. She mumbles words that sound like "I'm tired"! We decided to force her to send out a quick update before she got to sleep. Winston and I are well rested and, quite frankly, that is all that really matters.
Perhaps Mom has the winter doldrums. It sometimes happens after the glow of Christmas. She did meet a friend for a warm beverage recently, though.
We have not had much snow at all this year. Sometimes a bit of snow dust. This is the view from the bedroom window one morning.
Mom says she doesn't mind too much. It makes walking on the sidewalks much easier as there is hardly any snow or ice. We think these snowflakes look like little stars.
Hello now from Winston. Emily always gets to speak first. Spoiled thing! Good thing I am so "gracious" and a gentleman!
This photo is of me in the bedroom closet. Mom didn't think I could jump that high. Boy, was she ever wrong about that!
Emily was right when she said we have had a mild winter so far. However, there are ominous rumblings of a snow storm coming this weekend. Mom needs to make sure we have enough food and litter for us!
Mom says she sometimes misses colour because outside is a drab grey or brown. If the weather person is right, though, that could change.
Happy New Year! Winston and I hope everyone had a nice holiday. Our Mom worked New Year's Eve but got off early. She was very thankful. However, I'm getting ahead of myself. Mom worked last week after Boxing Day. Work was VERY busy and also short staffed. Anyway, after her work shift, she was all scrunchy in spirit and maybe a tiny bit twitchy. (tee hee) However, all that soon changed.
She met a friend for supper at a Greek restaurant. The food was delicious. She tried something called spanakopita and fell in love. Mom felt the hard day slipping away like a bad dream.
After supper, they went to the theatre and relaxed in their comfy seats
Mom said the Nutcracker was amazing. She had seen it once almost 20 years ago. This ballet company gave it a Canadian flair!
Mom went to the park the next day. There was a tiny bit of snow on the ground. This lady was playing fetch with her pup.
Our Mom tried making some New Year's resolutions. Winston and I thought it was a waste of our time. We thought more naps, more toys and more cuddles and treats. Hopefully, Mom helps us live up to these high standards.
Happy purrs to you for a great week!
Winston and Emily