We’re a little sad at the WriggleButtHome today. We know many of you know Patience and the whippets. Patience, Bill and the waggle have gone through way more than they deserved in the last couple of years. Patience has written about her wonderful sister, Martha, and how she’s been furry, furry sick. On Friday Martha passed away. We’re so sorry for her family and loved ones. BUT – we are so thankful that Patience arrived in time to say good bye and that Martha was such a wonderful and lucky lady to have such wonderful people who love her and was with her when it was her time to go.
Please keep Patience and her family in your thoughts and prayers to help ease their pain.
Happy Friday, guys! And almost Happy Easter, too! Mom’s off school now for Easter, which is great – more cuddle time for all of us! I’ve been thinking there’s been too much kitties on the blog lately and had a chat with mom about it. She says that since we’re not walking it’s easier to take pix of the kitties because they run around being silly. And with my beautiful black self usually being on the black couch or meditating with BamBam the pix of me tend to turn out a bit similar…
But I know you all come here for ME and I promise I’ll make sure Mom gets more pix of me.
She says her camera tend to have a hard time finding my black self on the black couch when trying to focusing. BOL! I also want to say that when I squeeze up against the edge like this I look a little.. ahem.. chunkyer than I really am.
Today Mom got us some liver (pork) and while chopping it up and preparing to freeze it she gave us all some to taste – even both kitties thought it was yummy. I’ve never had raw liver before (on its own, it’s all squished together in my yummy raw foodables), but it was just as yummy as the cooked liver Mom used to make for training treats. The kitties got heart for brekkie and I managed to steal a piece from Virus but then Mom went all psycho and made me give it back. She said that I’d already eaten my share and that unless the Kitties leave their meats on the floor I’m not allowed to take it. Not fair.
Oh well… I think it’s time for another nap.
First of all – thanks for all the good wishes for Mom. We’re pretty sure they worked well yesterday and perhaps not as well today. BOL!
Ok so we’re going to show you some (yummy?) kitty pix from the show later but first we’re going to ask you to keep your fingers crossed for Mom today and tomorrow. She’s got two exams so she could need it. (Notice how she’s preparing by spending the weekend on a cat show? She might have planned a bit poorly.,..)
Okay – so we’re home from the second day of the cat show. Since only Hyssing came along today it meant a whole lot less stress for me. He wasn’t all too comfortable staying alone in his crate initially and it was quite chilly in the arena so I took him with me and we sat and watched all the cats being judged by the judge he was going to have later. I figured it would be good for him to get used to the place and it worked so well! By the time it was his turn he was so relaxed and content that it was all a joy!
The truly charming judge, Mr. Karl Preiss (Austria), was so impressed by Hyssing’s harness that he said I was not to take it off for the judging – and then went on to go show him off! In the picture you can see him returning.
They had a nice little chat and he said some nice things about Hyssing, who became Excellent 1 again. The only thing he had to say on the negative side is of course his furs, but they should grow in eventually just like with Virus. And he made a point of saying that the furs on his legs are excellent.
After the judgings were over he came over and chatted a little and mentioned especially what a wonderful temperament Hyssing has and how nicely socialized he was and that he’d watched him in the crowd all day and that he was truly happy and balanced. I’m sure you can imagine how nice that is to hear!
Someone also asked about my simple “cheat” show curtains:
Here’s a close-up with the tent (the colors are not quite right, they’re more like the first picture!). The only thing that didn’t match was the place mat under the bowls – it’s got cute Easter chickens on it and I just had to use it since it’s almost Easter. LOL!
Puglette asked if I’d made the tent. Nope – I’ve bought it (but the patent is so simple that I might try to copy it once the boys destroy this one – which is inevitable I guess.). Admittedly I’ve only made curtains for show crates like these once before – but these really are laziness incarnated. I bought two brown curtains. Cut off the bottom half and hemmed the new edges. One of the “bottom halves” became the roof. If I’d had some more brain cell activity at the time the bottom one could have been hung in front of all the mess I keep under the crate. Oh well.. I hung the curtains next to each other (didn’t bother to sew them together, just placed them so they overlapped slightly). Then I put in a soft beige fleece blanket laid double, popped in the tent, the tiny blue litterbox, 3 blue toys, the food/water bowls (white with blue and yellow lines) and a cat or two.. and viola!
So it’s Saturday evening and Mom and the kitties are finally home. Here are some pix from today.
Virus didn’t think it was any fun – he spent most of his time in the carrier. Mom had already said this is was a trial and if he was unhappy he’d not have to come back. So – she’s withdrawing him from tomorrows competition.
They both got nice ribbons, though! Virus got his third certificate and is now officially (well – pending some paperwork) PREMIER – the champion title for neuters. Way to go Virus! Hyssing got “Excellent 1” as the best male of his group (that’s number 1 of 1 if you’re interrested. BOL!). Okay.. I know they don’t have to get the title, though. Tomorrow he’s going to the judge Virus had today. Mom liked that judge much better so I’m sure they’ll have a good day tomorrow.
Happy Friday guys!
Please keep your paws crossed for the kitties this weekend – they’re going to another show! Mom is making curtains for their show crate today, but is choosing a very much simpler way than last time. BOL! Guess she wasn’t up for much work.
Here she asked Virus if he wanted to help her pick fabrics: