feline friday helpful kitty!

Luna has been very anti-social this summer, what with her itchy skin and distaste for Abby’s curious nose. It’s good to know that she still can be her helpful self, though, when it comes to renovations.

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She’s always willing to hold down the drop cloth in a pinch 🙂

Hope everyone had a lovely Friday! Can’t wait to show progress on my finger AND the bathroom. Big summer!!!

beginning of the end…

The one perk to being home for a week after surgery was that the company we had chosen to use for sheet rock in the bathroom called and they were able to squeeze us in! It was like getting  a 2 for 1 deal – home recuperating and resting, while someone else did the work in the house! Bonus? No extra time needed off from work.

We finally can see the light at the end of the tunnel, and the beginning of the end to the year and a half saga of not having our main bathroom!!! Of course, we needed to have a quality inspection as the work was being done.

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Hope everyone is having a lovely furry friday! Next week I’ll share pics of the finger post-surgery. At least now I can type with all 10 fingers again!

furry family friday

The Man’s parents came down for a visit on Thursday and are staying with us for the weekend! Abby couldn’t be more excited to have more human playmates. We were all together in the kitchen talking when I realized The Man and his dad had worn similar outfits so, of course, I had to torture the three of them with a picture with they humored me with…

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and then Abby got jealous…

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and it was all downhill from there 🙂

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Hope everyone is having a beautiful Friday and preparing for a fabulous long weekend!

furry friday is snuggly

Even though I hate to admit it, Luna is getting older. You can’t tell when she’s chasing dust particles or making love to her scratcher, but the lady is getting a little bit slower, and having a bit of trouble jumping recently.

Last night as we closed the house up to go to bed, she was sitting on her counter in the kitchen (yes, she has one counter she is allowed on, away from the stove and food prep area), and must have looked up at The Man in an adoring way, so he carried her up to bed.

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Even though she hates the puppy and can sound downright feral if Abby approaches her at the wrong time, she’s still just a snuggle bug at heart.

furry friday helper

Furry Friday is typically a work from home day for me (which also translates into work in pajamas!) and today was no different. For some reason, though, Abby was being a ridiculous cuddle bug. Now, I’m used to her being my “couch buddy”, with her squishing her butt into whatever small space she can to be next to me. Today, though, it didn’t matter what I did to try to annoy her and get her to move to her chair: she was not moving.

Toe tickling, playing with her ears, playing with her whiskers and her lips, and generally being a nudge, no reaction. Normally I wouldn’t mind, but she insisted on being so close to me I had nowhere to really rest my one arm so I could write emails. Therefore, her head became a resting spot for my elbow.

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I guess sometimes being cuddled up just trumps everything else. Hope everyone had a fabulous Furry Friday!!!

furry friday EXPLODES!

As I’m a huge fan of irreverent humor, I’ve always loved The Oatmeal. I couldn’t help but share this Kickstarter with you.

If you haven’t checked it out, do it now. While the Kickstarter may be over (and yes, The Man and I will be getting our NSFW deck!) you can still enjoy all the comments, cartoons, and general hilarity that ensued thanks to the inception of this game. I cannot WAIT until we get our decks!

And of course, if you don’t know The Oatmeal but love kitties, make sure you check out how to figure out if you’re kitty is trying to kill you (which mildly freaks me out because Luna is totally that color gray) 🙂

furry friday shares :)

It was a blustery, freezing furry Friday here in the Philly suburbs and while I usually work at home on Fridays, I was out at an Open House in the city talking to potential applicants to the graduate Physician Assistant program I work at. It was one of the most rewarding days I’ve had in a long time.

Explaining to one of the students how many applicants we get and all the paperwork I go through, I joked, “I have no life.” The student said to me, “Oh yes you do. You change our lives just by giving us a chance for us to save lives being PAs.”  I swear I almost teared up. That statement absolutely made it worth it for me to have trekked around in the city in 15 degree weather.

Back home tonight, I greeted the Man at the door with a cooked dinner, and Abby and Luna waiting patiently for their own meals. We had a fabulous meal and are hunkered down now with the heater on, just relaxing.

I couldn’t let a furry Friday go without sharing this super sweet video from Cole and Marmalade: How Cats Say “I Love You”. Just a little nod to the impending Valentine’s day. Hope you’re all bundled up and warm, and enjoy!