3.13.2014

Ben's Gotcha Day and other news

Hello friends, it's been a while between posts again because things have been very hectic here at Cat's Cats.  Robert slipped on the ice at the end of January and broke his leg in two places, this required surgery for a titanium rod to be inserted into the bone.  He was in the hospital for five days then home for two weeks and quite unable to do things for himself.  He is much better now thank goodness, zooming around on crutches and back at work :-)

During that time we missed Casper and Archie's Gotcha Day on February 9, (2008 and 2010 respectively).  Lots of dear friends remembered but had to go all the way back to January 22 to find a post to leave their comments!  Thank you so very much.

Then today I look at the calendar and realize that it is Ben's Gotcha Day already (2009)!!!!  I am so very lucky to have these delightful cats who enrich my life every day.  It's hard to believe that the years pass so swiftly, it seems only yesterday they were wee.

baby Casper and his sister Fluffy

Casper and baby Ben

baby Archie in his plane

Thanks for popping by, love to all!
Cat and the cats xx

2.14.2014

It's Valentine's Day!!!

Archie's special ladycat is the beautiful and talented Neytiri from Clooney's Num Num Fund and she made him a this wonderful Valentine.  Archie considers himself the luckiest mancat in the Blogosphere!!!


I would like to wish all cats, kittens and their peeps a very happy Valentine's day filled with lots of love!!!!


Btw, comments are off today so you can spend more time snuggling with your sweethearts  :-)

1.22.2014

Warm Wednesday....not!

Today in Toronto it's -29C with the windchill...Casper doesn't seem to notice :-)

Zzzzzzzzz

probably dreaming of tuna

Bliss

Stay warm friends!!!

12.31.2013

Happy New Year!


And so it's time to reflect on another year that has come to a close with alarming speed!

2013 started off with breast cancer and a fourth surgery.  It was determined that the lumpectomies and tissue excision was not working and the situation could not be saved.  Thankfully my lymph nodes were clear and I did not require chemotherapy or radiation, I felt so very lucky about that!  I underwent a double mastectomy with immediate reconstruction in a five and a half hour operation.  The recovery was estimated at twelve to sixteen weeks but really it has taken me almost the whole year to feel like myself again.  I had a little complication that required another surgery in February and a lot of trouble with my shoulders as a result of trauma to the general area, but weekly physiotherapy has helped me tremendously.  Then just when I was gleefully preparing to say good-bye to 2013 which has been the most difficult year of my life (next to 2011 when I lost my brother), and looking forward to my birthday and Christmas, things got worse.  My beloved father died quite unexpectedly at the beginning of December.  My family is bereft beyond description.  We are fortunate however to have each other, so many people are alone this time of year and I could not imagine coping with this kind of loss by myself.  Our Christmas was subdued but we were together and the bonds of love kept us going.  It is with a heavy heart that I ring in the new year but I would like to wish all my cat blogging friends who are so very dear to me a happy, healthy and prosperous 2014 filled with love and many blessings.


Here's to a new year, with new possibilities for all of us :-)

lots of love,
Cat and the cats xoxo

12.24.2013

Merry Christmas Everyone!

Dear friends, it has been a particularly difficult year for me but I have been sustained and supported by the kind friendships of the Cat Blogosphere.  Thank you so very much!


I would like to wish each and every one of you and your families all the joy of Christmas.  May peace and love surround you.

Love,
Cat and the cats

PS - comments are off :-)

12.16.2013

Best Birthday Cake Ever!!!!

Hi friends, we had a little soiree on Saturday night to celebrate my 50th birthday.  I wanted to share some pictures of my cake with you because it was amazing and I know that my fellow bloggers and lovers of all things feline could appreciate it more than anyone :-)


Inside it was chocolate with mint buttercream between the layers.


But of course the best part was kitties all around it :-)


Notice this guy's tail,



and these two playing with the string!