A blog about the restoration, remodel and renovation of a 1929 Chicago-style brick bungalow

Posts Tagged ‘cats’

A Hole for Cats (or a Very Large Mouse)

In preparation for the impending bathroom remodel, we’re transitioning the cats to use the litter box in the basement. I never wanted to have one in the bathroom in the first place but the basement was such a mess that I was afraid their curiosity would get them into trouble. Over the past several months…

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Happy Pet Adoption Day!

Hard to believe that it’s already one year ago this weekend when we brought these adorable two girls, Romy and Lena, home from the shelter. They were both about six months old at the time (but are not litter mates). It didn’t take long for them to discover the heated bathroom floor, where we often…

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My Track Record…

…for being pet-less seems to be about 10 months, max. Say “hello” to Lena (pronounced “lay-nah”) and Romy (pronounced “roam-ee”) I was still quite sad over the loss of Henry and Ella last year and finally decided the house was just too empty without a couple of cats. One afternoon I decided to visit a…

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The Post I Want to Get Over With

I’ve been putting off this post for a while, because it still upsets me so much: I’m very saddened to write about the deaths of our 2 young cats, Henry and Ella. I never wrote about it, but back in December I took them in for a wellness check. Ella had some gunk in her…

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Oh Henry!

What cat would get his head stuck in a coffee cup sleeve (completely on his own accord) and be totally calm and nonchalant about it? This cat would! He also has been seen casually walking around the house with a bag dragging behind him and the handle stuck around his waist. What a goof!

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Looks Good on the Surface

I hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving! Of course I was super-busy with work leading up to Thanksgiving when I would have much rather had more time to prepare and just chill out. Along with some family issues it’s been a stressful month but things should start easing up in a few weeks. Needless to…

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No Longer Kittens

I haven’t talked about the kittens much (and I’m sure you’re thankful for that!) but I thought I’d give you an update. We’ve had Henry and Ella for almost a year already and they have quite the little personalities! Despite the fact that she loves to lie on her back, spread-eagled, Ella is very much…

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Life as a Kitten

Never a dull moment when you’re a kitten! Look at all we do: We sleep and cuddle! We pose and look adorable! We play hide and seek! We stalk while others are trying to bathe! We retaliate and attack! And of course, we do things we’re not supposed to do, but it’s just too irresistible!

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The Latest “Mews”

Yeah, been a while. No good reason other than trying to minimize the amount of time I have to spend at the computer, and most of that time is taken up by work activities. I’m trying to lessen computer-based work in the coming year, so we’ll see how that goes. Maybe my blogging will increase…

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The Slow Decline

Toward the end of November I could tell that our 13-year-old cat, Günter, who had been diagnosed with a malignant form of mast cell tumor disease last April, was on the decline: he wasn’t playing much anymore; he was spending more time on the heated bathroom floor; he became more finicky with his food; and…

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