Messages between Sylviag and catmom

By Sylviag on Dec 19, 2014 at 10:05 PM

Warm and fuzzies from me to you PS Did you get the package?

By Sylviag on Dec 15, 2014 at 10:44 AM

Ah I see, I thought he had flown there. Does he have any other animal companions? One of the vet techs at our vet's also does pet sitting and took care of our kittehs ost excellently several times this summer. I already checked with her and she will be avilable. Just need to firm up the details when we take Brodie back to get his stitches out. I do miss our wdower friend from WA who would stay at the house the whole time cuz it was a nice change fromhis small apartment

By catmom on Dec 15, 2014 at 10:27 AM

Toby, the senior declawed cat, was surrendered to Animal Rescue Connections, not the shelter. He will take Toby home in his car at the end of his vacation here in San Antonio. I will loan him a carrier, and will get Toby some toys, treats, and goodies for Christmas. I am sure he will have a good life with my friend. Your New Year's plans sound wonderful!! Who will take care of the kitties while you are gone?

By Sylviag on Dec 15, 2014 at 10:04 AM

Ossumness! Was this at Petsmart or the shelter itself? I suspect you are right on why he was given up for adoption Sometimes happens when people have a first baby and also animal companions. How will he get new kitteh home? Yeah, seior kittehs an blac kitehs have the toughest time. Yay for all the adoptions, Wonder why - but who cares as long as they are being adopted. Am all ready for Christmas cuz the adults in the family don't exchange prezzies and all the gkids get money. ecs are all up insde and out My big thing is getting the cookies made an mailed and that is done Had a big party for family and friends Sat which was a lot of fun Christmas utself will be very quiet as son an gkids going to Mexico again So we will just have Bryan's bro and his son for Eve and also MIL for a Champagne brunch on Day along with son's half bro and his family. Not feasible anymore to have MIl spend the night for various reasons. We will take her out to brunch also on Christmas Eve day so she will get to do something each day. Fir New Year's we're spending 5 nights an 4 days at the ocean which we are really looking forward to

By catmom on Dec 15, 2014 at 9:26 AM

Good morning, Syl! To answer your questions, yes, yes, and yes :-) Very busy weekend for me; and best news ever, I got my IT friend to ADOPT A CAT!! We took in a n 11 yr old declawed cat the owner surrendered because the cat did not like her new baby (I think that was just an excuse to get rid of the cat). My friend met the thiw weekend and agreed to adopt him!! The cat will stay in foster care until the end of the year when my friend gets back from his vacation. I am very glad he agreed to adopt him because it is very difficult to place "senior" cats. Just back from my shift at the adoption center, and we had six adoptions last week!! We have been on a big roll these last two months, adoption numbers have been much better than usual. Are you ready for Christmas? I am not, sadly. Still have some shopping to do, and the tree is up, but not decorated yet. This is the first year Kibby and Chessie have seen a Christmas tree, so they are obviously fascinated with it. I am leaving it undecorated until they get used to it. I have found both of them at one time or another halfway up the tree just chillin, like I put it up just for their pleasure :-).I will be joining my good friends for Christmas, nothing here at the house. We will have dinner and a great game night. Are you hosting the whole extended family at your house?

By Sylviag on Dec 15, 2014 at 6:11 AM

Wow - your oudoor decs ae beautiful! Is that what your friend helped you with? And was that the dinner you fed him :) And I love the double wreaths on the doorway.

By Sylviag on Dec 11, 2014 at 6:54 PM

Long time no chat. I ED adoptions went well last week. Are you ready for Christmas? Did your friend come to help you set up the lights? I bet your neighborhood decorates beautifully. I love seeing the decorated houses this time of year We have a few neighbors with lights but not that much here unless you go into the developments

By Sylviag on Nov 26, 2014 at 9:12 PM

I am blessed you are my friend.

By catmom on Nov 26, 2014 at 9:10 AM

Congratz on doz FPs!!!

By catmom on Nov 26, 2014 at 8:43 AM

Goodmornin, Syl! Hope you and yours have a wonderful, delicious and safe Thanksgiving!

By Sylviag on Nov 23, 2014 at 1:51 PM

Hello there. Sounds like a busy couple of days for you. I need to do some of that tomorrow but treating myself to a day here and watching th Seahawks I did manage a load of laundry. Hope some more kittehs got adopted when you go tomorrow. Actually I am except for picking up some fresh vegies and rolls Wed. What are you bringing for TDay?

By catmom on Nov 23, 2014 at 11:25 AM

Good afternoon, Syl. Just a fly by to say hi! Had a big storm last night with rain and small hail.... today is beautiful. Doing cleaning, laundry and papery stuff today, volunteer shift at the adoption center tomorrow morning, last trip to the grocery store after shift for stuff for TG, and Bunco tomorrow night. Are you ready for turkey day?

By Sylviag on Nov 17, 2014 at 9:34 AM

All good here in the arctic :) Back at the gkids until Thus when son comes home. We need to get home and take care of the kitties today but hoping it warms up some more which won't be much above mid 20s today. Hey any adoption means one more kitteh has found a foreve home. It would be cool if you could eve take pics of the kitties and when they go adoptied for Animal Rescues. So wonderful you volunteer. Was so disappointed by the Seahawks. So close and yet so far :)

By catmom on Nov 17, 2014 at 9:09 AM

Good morning, Syl. Hope all is well with you and yours. We are cold here, and will most likely have our first hard freeze tonight - time to break out the hoodies for the hose bibs outside :-) Volunteer shift this morning at the adoption center went well; we had 4 adoptions last week, and one empty cubbie this morning.. Wish we had more adoptions, but four in one week is still a good number. Has your weather eased up any yet?

By Sylviag on Nov 15, 2014 at 4:24 PM

Thanks! Was having some fun with KKPS itteh bitteh skolars. Hmm, you have been absent from skool long time now :) Not to this extent. Kinda of a fluke as the polar cold from the North hit head on with a warm wet from from the South right over Bend. Nothing is melting. In fact the 8-9 inches of snow have an ice crust so you can walk on it without sinking unless you try hard. Byan and gson out playig with the RC racers on the ice snow and having a great time. I fed theboth steamig bowls of soup for lunch. Me - I;m happy right here. Cool on your wonderful IT friend. We both love decorating the outsie o the house and yard too. So festive. T Day will be family and extended family so likely quite a crowd. Chistmas will be fewer as son, gkids, his BFF, wife and kids and their parents all go to Cabo for almost 2 weeks. Son's BFF's wife's parents own a house there. New Year's we have planned a 4 day getaway to the ocean for just Bryan and I. We're not much into parties.

By catmom on Nov 15, 2014 at 3:19 PM

OMG, love, love the bungled biology LOL!!!

By catmom on Nov 15, 2014 at 9:58 AM

Please drive safely, and don't drive unless you HAVE to.... Will you have snow/ice all winter there? We will most likely have some ice storms this winter but not consistently. I don't fly around the holidays unless it is an emergency - just too much trouble, so I will be here in San antonio for TG and Christmas. My IT friend is coming to stay for TG. He has family here, and he will help me fet all the indoor and outdoor Christmas decorations set up. Outdoor mostly, because that requires wrapping lights around trees and shrubs, and running power cords, steeing up sleigh and reindeer and programming timers :-) He will help haul the indoor decorations out of the attic and I will do the indoor stuff myself. Don't know yet what I'll do for Christmas, but I am included in those festivites at two of my neighbors every year. How about you and Bryan, do you have all the family at your house for TG and Christmas?

By Sylviag on Nov 15, 2014 at 9:37 AM

Hai, hai and hai! Thanks for both :) Oh dear, I hope our crew did not see "heated fleece kitty beds" LOL They all have baskets and floofies next to the wood stove and all over the house, with blankies but I bet they would love those. Yeppers down to zero tonight and not much above mid 20s today even though the sun is coming out. Driving coninues to be very treacherous and coming home yesterday from son's house was not above 25 mph. Thus am going back and forth was even worse as it was snowing with zero visibility and th snow kept freezing to the window - just lovely. I was not happy they hadn't cancelled school which they did do on Fri. We needed a couple of days and nights at home to be with our kittehs Have younges gson with us and the two older ones are fine at home. They were't planning to go anywhere in this weather. We'll go out out there tomorrow afternoon and I hope they have the highway sanded by then at least. Definitely staying in today and tonight. At least we don't have the cold, damp drizzle. Will you be home for TDay and Chrsitmas or going to Cali? So glad o see Betsy back.

By catmom on Nov 15, 2014 at 9:27 AM

Good morning, Syl! Been busy and COLD here. I see on the news that you are even colder in OR than we are here. I pulled out the heated fleece kitty beds last night for Kibby and Chessie. They used them until I came to bed and then it was a 'two cat night'. Cold, drizzly day here so I am staying inside and preparing 'to do' lists for the holidays :-) Are you housebound by the weather?

By catmom on Nov 14, 2014 at 12:25 PM

Congratz onna nudder FP! And fanks fur cluden me in deh fambily :-)

By Sylviag on Nov 9, 2014 at 1:36 PM

See my msg to violetd. Emayoed Betsy today and she answered. She's been world tripping :)

By Sylviag on Nov 5, 2014 at 3:55 PM

Not a one but we had been warned by our neighbor that we wouldn't All 1 acre or more lots and no street lights. Really not a good place for kids to be wandering around at night on their own. ALthough we hve no crime here to speak of from what Iheard from all the neighbors. Still. Lots of kids in the area but neighbor said they all pack them up in cars and go to the new expensive developments to score the good candy LOL Wow, that is quite a reductonint he number of kids in your area. Wonder why. Candy does freeze well and I have done that. But this year I just didn;t buy any so we wouldn't be tempted. I need to get into KSO and do some faving as icguy has made a lot of KKPS aifikso.

By catmom on Nov 3, 2014 at 9:41 AM

Mornin, Syl. Did you have a lot of kidlets on Halloween? I usually have about 100 or so; this year I only had about 20, so I have a lot of leftover candy. I will freeze it for next year :-)

By Sylviag on Nov 1, 2014 at 7:18 AM

Mornin and thanks much! Very nice surpise. Get any kids for Hallowscream? FInishing up massive yard clean-up project today. Next Fri son leaves for 2 weeks to go to Costa Rica with gal pal and another couple so we will be dividing our time to be home with them at night and home here during the day while they are in school.

By catmom on Oct 31, 2014 at 8:14 AM

Congratz onna nudder FP!!!

By Sylviag on Oct 29, 2014 at 7:40 AM

Mornin. No it isn't but we get through it and it was the best option for my sweet old lady. So glad your peepers are back in order! No I have not, sent a couple of quick answering emails and haven't heard a thing. Do you get a lot of kiddies for Halloween? Our first year here we got none. I understand they all drive their kids to the high rent district LOL

By catmom on Oct 29, 2014 at 6:09 AM

Oh, Syl I am so sorry for your loss. It is never easy to lose our beloved fur babies.

By catmom on Oct 25, 2014 at 1:15 PM

Hey, there, my friend! My eyes are finally doing much better! Thanks for asking. I'm back to wearing contact lenses, so I can play on the computer now :-) How are you and yours doing? Have you heard anything more from Betsy and John? I have not heard anything since her emayos....

By Sylviag on Oct 25, 2014 at 9:10 AM

Geez, my manners! Thanks for the congrats too.

By Sylviag on Oct 25, 2014 at 9:09 AM

Well hello there - how are the eyes?