Wednesday, April 19, 2023

Grace went to the Rainbow Bridge today.

At age 17 years 10 months, Grace went to the Rainbow Bridge today. She was with me and my granddaughter Kira when she slipped from this world. Now she’s no longer in any distress — but Audace and I will need time to adjust to our home without her.

Tuesday, March 21, 2023

My Geriatric Cats!

 This year, my geriatric cats will be 17 and 18: Audace, 17 in April; Grace, 18 in June. Are they showing signs of their aging? Well, yes and no. 

Grace has lost quite a bit of weight and sometimes has problems digesting her food. She looks almost skeletal, and sometimes her back legs don’t seem to work normally. But then — on most days, she eats “like a horse” and everything works just fine — legs, voice — everything!

Audace has changed quite a bit since we lost Ruse in December 2019. That was a blow. Suddenly, Audace’s best pal was gone. Of course, he didn’t understand, but he definitely needed another pal. I thought he and Grace would draw closer, but that didn’t happen. He now chooses to sleep on my lap, talks to me lots, and just generally likes to be around me, wherever I am.

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

A formal portrait


Here's a formal portrait of Audace, age 15.

Such a handsome dude!

Monday, January 03, 2022

It's been quite a while!

Since we aren't on Facebook anymore, we really ought to update our blog periodically, I think! So … HAPPY 2002! 

Here's how Grace got through New Year's Eve fireworks — hiding and snoozin'!

And Audace just snoozed!

Then the night of January 2 turned cold (well, cold for these two pampered darlings!), so snuggling up was needed!

Happy New Year to everyone!

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Happy HAPPY birthday #14 to Audace!


Since we lost Audace's buddy last December, he has become my lap-kitty and my napping buddy! 

Happy Birthday, little buddy! 


Sunday, December 29, 2019

We lost Ruse today

Today, my grandchildren and I had to say goodbye to our precious Ruse. 

He had been failing for a while, but this morning I knew he couldn't wait another day to be released from his little body.

Ruse loved to be wherever I was, even if I was on the computer and paying bills!

He also loved to be under chairs — any chairs — especially chairs where I was nearby! So lovey and playful.

I will miss this precious boy forever.

Monday, July 22, 2019

National Crafts For Your Shelters Day

National Crafts For Your Shelters Day is celebrated on July 21 ~ but here, in our amazing pet blogging community it's been decided to celebrate this wonderful and important event for a full week! Thanks to Bionic Basil for the terrific idea!

For the people who crochet, here's an easy and very useful item for shelters everywhere -- KITTY AFGHANS!

These are simply single Granny Squares, but made with 16-18 rows, not just 4 or 5. I used Lion Brand Yarn's "Tweed Stripes" which creates the variegated look, but you can use any worsted-weight, non-wool yarn in any color, make your own stripes, or make them in solid colors. 

And finally, you can make these any size you want so they can be used for kittens, adult cats, puppies, adult dogs ... 

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone!

All of us - Grace, Audace, Ruse, and Marilynn - wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful 2019!

See y'all next year!

Friday, June 01, 2018

Happy Birthday to our lovely Grace!

Happy happy happy happy 13th birthday to our darlin' Grace!

Here's to a wonderful, treat-filled day for our lovely mamacat!!

Monday, April 30, 2018

Happy Tabby Cat Day to us!

Grace belongs to the Tabby Cat Club
and everyone there is having a PARTY!

She is READY!!

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Happy 12th Birthday to Ruse and Audace!

Happy birthday, boys!

Here's what they looked like at age 
6 weeks!

And here they are today!! 
They are so much fun! 

Saturday, October 07, 2017

We are loved!

We can talk about this now -- a bit over a month after Hurricane Harvey stalled over the Houston area. We are very grateful that our house didn't flood, but our food lady didn't want to take chances, as the water in the street kept rising up our front yard and the driveway. 

Our food lady decided to move us all to her daughter's family's house. Their street was flooding, too, but since they have a two-story house, we could all move upstairs if we needed to. The three of us were ensconced in their guest bedroom upstairs, and while it was NOT fun for all three of us to be stuck in one room together (and with our food lady overnight), we were safe. Very unhappy, but safe!

Below are two photos that show how we were moved to the two-story house. In the first photo, you can see our food lady's grandson (at the right) who is tall enough and strong enough to carry Audace in his carrier above the water, which was about two feet deeper at the previous intersection! Our food lady was in the pink jacket. 

Then (second photo) the nice, tall grandson and his dad went back to get Grace and Ruse. You can also see our food lady's grandgirl who had guarded us until her dad and brother could go back to get us.

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Another Gotcha Day - and we're all still here!

We have now set ourselves a record! Three kittehz -- mama and sons -- who have all lived in the same house with the same food lady for 11 years. Well, this may not seem like a record to others who have lived longer, but it's a first for all of us! Our food lady has had only two other kittehz who had longer lives: Angel Pluto and Angel Indy. But they all moved from one house to another with her, and other almost-siblings were in and out of their lives. 

Our interview with Mousebreath in 2012 still tells our gotcha story best!!

Thursday, June 01, 2017

Happy Birthday #12 to our beautiful Grace!

Happy HAPPY 12th Birthday to our beautiful Grace!!

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Happy Birthday!

Happy 11th birthday to 
Audace and Ruse!!

Ruse is doing what he loves best -- being near me and all my toys!
He's a very tech-savvy cat!

Audace is doing what he loves best -- snoozing!! Anywhere, anytime!

Happy HAPPY birthday to these guys!

Friday, December 30, 2016

Happy New Year to everyone!

Grace, Audace, and Ruse wish everyone a very happy 2017!

Friday, December 23, 2016


Usually, Grace's boys snooze near each other, especially when it's cooler in this house than what they're used to. 

Every once in a while, though, they decide to get really cozy!!

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Thanksgiving 2016

Happy Thanksgiving to all our friends!

Monday, June 06, 2016

10th Gotcha Day!

I love this day ... just about the best day of the whole year! Today is the TENTH anniversary of the day Deb and ML brought Grace and Pete and Foster (now Audace and Ruse) to me. We had such fun!!

Saturday, June 04, 2016

Kitty went to the Bridge

We lost Kitty today. He was suffering from kidney failure for about the past two months, but yesterday it was very clear that he was failing fast. This morning, he was worse, so my daughter and granddaughter took him to the vet's office to be helped to the Bridge. 

He had a wonderful life with my daughter and family, and we're all grateful for that. He's now joining Angels Cabernet, Indy, and Pluto.