Saturday, December 28, 2013

Grace snores!!

I've noticed that Grace snores for a while now ... not all the time, but it's there. I've heard Ruse purring in his sleep, but Grace's little snores are different!

What's hard for me to believe is that her snoring never wakes Ruse up, even when they're nearly nose to nose like this!!

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Snoozin' the holidays away!

Merry Christmas to everyone!

Grace & Company seem to do almost nothing except eat and sleep these days. I know it's chillier than usual outside, but how do they know that! They're always inside this heated house!!

Monday, December 09, 2013

Full of "beans" after their dinner!

Audace and Ruse sometimes turn rather wild after their dinner! Note the HUGE eyes!!

Friday, December 06, 2013

Cuddlin' up!

Cold weather ... and these indoor-only, spoiled cats seem to know when it's cold outside!

 Audace is so cuddly with his brother that Ruse is pushed out of their li'l bed and its lovely blankie!

So Ruse takes off and goes to his momma! Then she proceeds to give him a bath before they curl up to snooze together!

Monday, December 02, 2013

Grace at the dr's ofc

Today, I took Grace to her doctor because of all the coughing and heaving and hairballs. I had no idea what the dr would say, but she did surprise me. Here I was all focused on hairballs, and the dr was interested in HOW Grace was coughing ... and it could be asthma or maybe even an irritated bowel. Oh, my! I sure don't want a whole lot of experimenting done on my li'l girl. Anyway, the dr gave her a shot of cortisone, and we'll continue with the Laxitone and see what happens in the next two weeks.

Cutie at the doc's office!!

Sunday, December 01, 2013

God Bless our Troops

Grace & Company pray for safe returns home for everyone in our country's military service ...

Sunday, October 20, 2013


She is a beautiful mommacat!

To see all the fun and beautiful (and funny!!) 'tocks, just go to the Tabby Cat Club!

Monday, September 23, 2013

L-O-N-G time!!

We have become so used to checking Facebook every day -- and we post there just about every day, too -- that we have forgotten to post on our blog! Are others seeing the same thing happen, with themselves and with others, too?

Here are some of the latest photos we have posted of Grace & Company!

 Ruse ... in control!!

Audace ... not feeling so good for about a week earlier in Sept. 

Grace ... checking out Audace when he got back from the v-e-t!

Audace is back to normal again. I still don't know what the deal was, but I'm just happy to have my boy back to his normal, playful, talkative self!

Thursday, August 08, 2013

World Cat Day ... celebrate!

We are celebrating World Cat Day today ... well, we celebrate every day, but we'll post about it today!!

Audace, sitting pretty at the v-e-t's last week,
thinking he'd put one over on our doc and tech!

Grace, snoozing away on a hot summer afternoon!

Ruse, exploring from above!!

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Keeping entertained on hot days!

Audace and Ruse manage to keep entertained (when they're not snoozin') on hot days. The new X-scratcher is especially fun, and they take turns using it. 

Grace, however, just moves around from one cool spot to another. She's definitely not snuggling up with her boys these days!

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Our VSquillions

Two of the kitties who preceded Grace and boys in my household were Pluto and Indy. Let us introduce them properly!

Indy (April 1991 - March 2006)

Pluto (August 1991 - November 2003)

Here is a link to the blog post I wrote about the two of them:

 I wrote that up the day before I found out how truly ill my Indy was. I lost her the next day. 

Then Grace and boys came into my life a couple of months later, and ... what joy!

It was very hard to lose my Indy and my Pluto ... however, losing them didn't stop me from adopting Grace and boys! Who can resist these little jewels in our lives??

Friday, July 05, 2013

New scratchers!

I picked up a new scratcher for my pals today, along with refills for the round scratchers. 

Audace was more interested in the wrapping than in the new stuff! 

Then he started checking things out. 

Hmmm! He seems more and more interested. 

Ahhh ... he surveys all his new loot ... and wonders how he'll plan to use the new X-scratcher!

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Playing with painted stones

Grace and boys discover the cat-painted stones ... and sometimes actually play with them while I have the camera on! Ruse and, later, Grace were playing "soccer" with a couple of them for a while! It's very fun to watch them inspect and play!!

I've had the largest one for a long time, given to me by a friend when I was still teaching in California. The other six are some that I won in a bid, and which Savannah's mom sent me. I love them all. Soooooo darling!

See also the videos linked at the bottom of this post.

Ruse, checking them out

Ruse, still deciding!

Ruse, getting braver ...

... and braver!

Ooops, Ruse wasn't quick enough. Here's Audace, getting in on the game!

And two videos!


Thursday, June 06, 2013

Our 7th Gotcha Day!!

Seven years ago today, Grace and Audace and Ruse came to live in this house. (I can hardly call it "my house" since it's theirs as well as mine!) What a joyous day that was. 

Here are some photos from that wonderful day!

Austen (age 13) and Grace (age 1)

Austen and two kittens (ages 8 weeks or so)

Kira (age 5) and kitten

Parker (age 10) and kitten

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

On Hug-a-Cat Day!

Today was Hug-a-Cat day, I think. My three li'l beauties get hugs every day, whether they like it or not!!

Here's Ruse ... just before his hug this morning!!

Saturday, June 01, 2013

Happy HAPPY Birthday to our beautiful Grace!

Happy #8 today, Grace, my little love!

All these good colors complement Grace's loveliness!

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Our beautiful Grace ... on National Straw Hat Day!

I cannot improve on excellent work. 
I just love this photo of Grace, with her hat included. 
So wonderful!

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Happy Momma's Day to Grace!

Happy Momma's Day, Grace! Enjoy, enjoy!

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Two of Anne's

First of all, here's Cabbie ... before and after his summer haircut!

Before ...

And after ...

And here are two views of Kitty ... a very floofy cat! He NEEDS a summer haircut!! In the first one, he was looking at me upside-down! 

And here, he was rolling over ... trying to look cute? Begging for food??