Monday, September 29, 2008

For Auntie Deb

All of us here are purring and praying for Auntie Deb -- that the surgery on Tuesday goes well, that there isn't too much pain, and that her recovery is not only fast but "gets the job done." She's been in pain from this problem for too long now, and we will be purring and praying that this fixes the problem.

We love you, Auntie Deb.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

After Ike

MomMarilynn has posted some neighborhood photos of the past week -- the first week after Ike. We all know how fortunate we are -- no damage, water's fine, power finally restored after 7½ days. There are millions in the Houston area who are nowhere near recovery. And please don't forget about the pets affected by Hurricane Ike.

Stay safe out there, y'all!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

We are OK!

We have no new pictures or anything yet, but we just wanted to post to say we're all OK. The hurricane was noisy and wet and frightening, but we got through it and are doing OK so far. We haven't had electricity since about 3 am last Saturday morning, but our water supply is good. We go to bed earlier than normal -- don't want to waste those D cell batteries that are so hard to find right now!

Grandbeans are beyond bored! They have a few homework assignments from Thursday last week, but of course have made little progress. They are finding out what life without TV and video games is like! They're doing lots of reading, thank heaven.

We're basically just sitting around waiting for electricity to be restored, which we learned today won't happen until Monday or later next week ... drat! But everyone's safe and well fed, and those are most important!

PS -- The only reason this is being posted is because of the grandbeans' generous neighbor who has run a line from his generator to their house. Yay for good neighbors!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Go away, Ike!

We agree with KC -- we DON'T like this particular Ike, and we just hope and pray that everyone around this area will be safe. See you on the "other side."

A little humor -- very little humor!

Monday, September 08, 2008

Audace's own spot!

I've been adding a few more toys and scratchers to our collection, mostly to see what Audace might be interested in, something that would keep him out of Grace's way! Well, I found this wonderful S-shaped, carpeted creation with a sisal scratching square on it at Petco. It's amazing.

Grace had to check it out, of course, but since then she has had little to do with it.

Then Ruse had to check it out, and he likes it ... sorta! He really prefers the couch or the floor -- within five feet of anywhere I am in the house!

Audace, however, just LOVES it! He sits in it; he lies down on it; he scratches all over it! We have a winner - something that Audace prizes more than his mommy's special spot on the couch top!

Friday, September 05, 2008

Figuring it out!

Audace and Grace are still figuring it out -- whose territory is the 360-degree-view end of the top of the couch, anyway? They're battling it out -- end to end! (Ruse still stays out of the way!) Grace finally prevailed, but it took her a day or so to win this battle!