Thankful Thursday

Whew…it’s over! What you ask? The annual roundup. Dr. Neel from Vinton Veterinary Hospital and Tameka (our favorite vet tech) were here yesterday to give us our annual exams and vaccines. Yippee! Pffft!


2018 roundup


Astrid and Lisbeth were the winners. They didn’t need any vaccines. Cooper was the loser. He needed three. Cooper was up in everybody’s business until it was his turn. The top photo shows Dr. Neel and Mom trying to hold down 18 pounds of writhing ginger cat while Tameka attempts to trim his back claws. That was before he had to have his vaccines.

Giulietta was the last to get her exam. Though we’d all been confined to the kitchen, bathroom and vestibule, Dad couldn’t find her. As you can see in the lower middle photo above, she had managed to open the coat cupboard and hide inside.

We all got clean bills of health; though, Calista Jo has the eye “icks” and needs to keep getting terramycin. We suspected that. Best news of all, all our teefies look terrific.

Though Sawyer wasn’t part of the roundup, he was in the kitchen with us, as Mom wanted to get his claws trimmed. He was a total terror and exactly one claw was trimmed before the humans gave up. Way to go, little buddy!

We are not thankful that we had to endure this torture, but we are hugely grateful that it is over for another year. So, we are joining Brian’s Thankful Thursday blog hop. To join in click on the badge below.

Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

We’d like to apologize to Angel Sammy, Teddy and Mom Pam for not writing a poem today. We and Mom are all exhausted after today’s ordeal and our poetry juices just aren’t flowing. We promise we’ll have one next week.

Purrs and paw-pats, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy and Sawyer

p.s. We are sorry for not posting more photos, but our gyrations caused most of them to be blurry.




Caturday Art

When creating today’s “art,” I couldn’t decide which of the three renditions of Misty May I wanted to use. I liked them all. I did these about a week ago, and I think I created them completely in Picasa beginning with the pencil sketch.


Pencil Sketch of Misty MayMisty May - Phase 2Misty May - Phase 3


Misty May on Desk-002Misty May’s dad took the original photo when she was on the desk in the vestibule. She was waiting her turn at the Annual Round-Up. I just cropped it down to a head-shot for use on this post. By the way, Misty May wanted me to tell you that her Senior Panel blood work came back with all test values within the normal range.

The pencil sketch is our entry in Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty’s Caturday Art Blog Hop. To see additional entries or submit one of your own, click on her edge.

The Confessional

I had no idea that yesterday’s post about horking would bring so many confessions from our kitty pals with reference to their antics in that area. Guess our saying, “A day without throw-up is a day without cats,” is more appropriate than we ever knew. Too bad there isn’t a way to make money from that yucky stuff.

Sunday Selfies Reminder

I think our Sunday Selfies Blog Hop will feature a guest host tomorrow. The kitties dad went to the country a few days ago with his photo club. Some of the animals he saw begged to do selfies, so I have a couple of excellent candidates.

We’ve had a great turnout on the blog hop the past couple of weeks, which makes Kitties Blue very happy. They really hope to see lots of friends (old and new) again this weekend. Remember all anipals are welcome. If you want to include your human in the selfie, they are an animal so go right ahead. See you then.


On Thankful Thursday, we are thankful that today is not yesterday when we endured our annual roundup.

Yesterday we were poked, prodded and stuck. Yep, that’s right! Our veterinarian, Dr. Neel, came to the house for our yearly exams and vaccinations. It was pawful! First we were all corralled in the kitchen at breakfast time. We had to remain there together for about 1 1/2 hours before Dr. Neel and Tech Whitney arrived. Then the torture began. Instead of boring you with words, we asked Mom to put together a slideshow. Somehow, Giulietta lucked out and didn’t get her photo taken during the ordeal. Some of us only have one photo.  (Move your cursor over bottom of photos for captions.)


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See, wasn’t that dreadful.

We all behaved quite well, except for Mauricio and Lily Olivia. Mau was not a good Cat Scout and gave Tech Whitney his best mean snake impression. And Lily complained vociferously. In their defense, we don’t know Whitney. Our usual tech is Tamika. Whitney, however, was quite nice and treated us well.

The good news is that we are all healthy. Lily’s heart murmur, which was discovered on last year’s exam, is unchanged. A few of us, however, are overweight. Since being on Hill’s CD/Stress food, we all have gained a little. Mom and Dr. Neel had a pow-wow with regard to some solutions. We’ll keep you posted with regard to that. We are not reporting our weights here so as not to embarrass anyone.

Now we are good for another year and should not have to visit the veterinarian hospital (except Mau and Misty May who have to have their teeth cleaned). Purrlease keep your paws crossed for the rest of us to stay healthy and at home.

If you have a multi-cat household, we suggest you check with your veterinarian to see if they will make housecalls. Our vet charges a small fee for this, but it is negligible when compared to our multi-cat discount and the time and gas saved by not having to take us (a couple at a time) to the office. And it is much less stressful for us, which is the most impawtant reason to have your vet come to you.

If you’d like to read our post about last year’s roundup, you can do so here or here to read about the 2013 one.

We’ll see you tomorrow when we will be pawticipating in Create with Joy’s Friendship Friday Blog Hop.

Purrs and paw-pats, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo