Thursday, October 7, 2010

The Rainbow Bridge is Brighter

This week Mom's friend had to let her sweet boy Maximus go to the Rainbow Bridge.  He started having trouble walking earlier this week and the vet found lesions on his brain.  She made the difficult decision to let him go yesterday.
If you want to leaver her condolences, her blog is  She has several posts about Max and Mom and I agree that she shows courage and compassion that many people can't imagine.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Saturday Blog Hop and Potential Therapy Cat

Francine here!  Mommy said that I could get my very own entry to tell all of our furends and Blog Hop new furends about what she and I are doing!
You all know that I like to cuddle.  I cuddle with doggies, kitties and humans!  I also really like to get pets.  I make sure to purrr, puurrr, purrr when I get pets so everyone knows I like it.  I als o know how to do tricks that Mommy taught me.  She says my bestest trick is that I walk on my hind legs when she tells me to.  All I know is that I get a little piece of lunch meat when I do it.
Because of all this, Mommy thinks that I would make a great therapy cat!  Therapy kitties (and doggies and other animals) go to places like hospitals, nursing homes, schools and libraries to make people happy and let them read to you or pet you or just talk to you.  Mommy says there is still a while before I can get certified because I have to be a year old.
Are any of our other kitty or doggy furends therapy animals?  For our therapy kitty furends, what organization do you work with?

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Saturday, September 11, 2010

Saturday Blog Hop and The Most Excellent Cat Toy EVER

Hello everyone!  Karma and Francine here to tell you about the most fantastic toy Mom and Granddad got us this week!
 One of the delivery men left a giant box at our house and Mom told us it was for us.  We thought she meant the box, which is a pretty cool toy in and of itself.  But she said no, that wasn't it.
She said it was the thing Granddad was putting together.  We weren't really sure what he was putting together but it looked like fun to us!  It came with some furry mice toys attached and those are always a good thing.
Francine she decided she was going to help Granddad and practice her snoopervising.  She made sure Granddad was putting it together perfectly so his grandcats didn't have to worry about it falling down or breaking or anything.
After a while, Granddad finally finished and put the last piece on the very top.  See how tall our most excellent new toy is?
Of course, we immediately went to check it out.  Francine was enjoying the view from the top part of it.  She doesn't usually get to be on the top of the other cat tower (which is much shorter than ours) so she is really enjoying our new toy.
 We have been spending lots of time on our new tower.  It has so many toys and places to climb and scratch that we haven't even got to play with everything yet!  We even have enough room to play on it together.
It even came with a nice hammock bed that we can lay in and still play with the mouse toys!  This, my friends, is probably the best toy ever.

We hope everyone has a great day!  Mom and the dogs are watching football all day, which we think is boring but they seem pretty happy.

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Thursday, September 9, 2010

News about My New Brother!

Mom got some great news this week!
She gets to go meet and bring home my new brother in March!
If you want to learn more about it, go to her blog at The CRPS Girl (click here)

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

A Most Excellent Labor Day

Yesterday was Labor Day, a national holiday, which means that most of our friends and family had the day off work.

My Aunt Jennifer was off work and since Uncle Nick broke his phone and is going to use Mom's old one, she decided to come up and get it (Uncle Nick couldn't come).  She hadn't come up in a while so we were all really excited to see her!  We met her at the door and may have not behaved quite as well as we should....what can we say?  We were excited!
Mom and Aunt Jenn talked and Aunt Jenn played with Lola and I and made sure to give us lots of pets and hugs and cuddles.  Then we went outside so Lola and I could run around and play with the other little dogs and Aunt Jenn could say hello to them too.  We all ran around and wrestled and played until Mom had to go in.  Then we went to take a nap on Mom's bed while Mom and Aunt Jenn hung out.
Right before dinner, Mom's Uncle Kyle, Aunt Janet, cousin Abby, Aunt Kay and cousin Laura all came over for dinner.  Granddad made some really good human nommies and they ate a talked while we napped.
Lola is going to tell you about what she did after the people finished eating.  Mom was a bad Mom and forgot to take a camera, so she doesn't have any pictures of this weekend.
Helloooo bloggy furends!  Lola here, most fantastic agilitees doggie!  After Mommy and Aunt Jenn and evfurrybody finished eating, we went outside with Mom's cousins to practice my agilitees with Abby!  See, Abby is a super fast human and she is the only human as can keep up with me!  We hadn't got to do agilitees in a long time so I was a little confused at first but then I remembered.  Mom said that I did very very good and that I worked really well with Abby!  She also asked if Abby would be my handler if I start competing and Abby said yes!  Now we are looking for a doggy agilitee class that will let Mom and Abby be there.

Hope everyone had a wonderful Labor Day!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

It's The Happiest Time of the Year and the Saturday Blog Hop!

Happy Saturday everybody!  Before we start our post we thought we would let everyone who ahs been following Mom's story know that she got some GREAT news this week!  If you want to hear about it, you can go to her blog, The CRPS Girl.

This is one of our entire family's favorite time of the year.  What time is that?  The start of college sports, of course!  Mom was raised to love sports from the time she was born (during the ACC basketball tournament) but she was raised to cheer for a different team.  Fortunately, once she went to college, she found the RIGHT team to cheer for.
Yep, we're NC State Wolfpack fans!  Mom makes sure we all get to participate in the fun.  Here you see Lola modeling Mom's jersey with her game face on.

 Looks like Lola is really getting in to the football spirit!  I guess she thinks she's a quarterback.  Maybe someone should tell her that they play with footballs, not antlers.  It might hurt if someone threw an antler when the QB yelled hut!
 And here I am in the jersey.  We used to have our own but they got too small so Mom is working on getting us new ones.  Until then we will share hers.
Here you see me with my game face on!  I asked Mom is I could try some facepaint but she said not this time.  Maybe I can convince her for next time.  Then I will have the ultimate game face!
 I'm ready!  Put me in!  See, I'm a veteran at this football stuff.  I've been through three football seasons with Mom before this one, so I know how to cheer, how to get mad at the ref or players and when to just stomp out of the room or change the channel.  Of course, I was lucky enough to learn from Mom AND Aunt Jennifer on how to be a real Wolfpack fan.  Trust me, when Mom and Aunt Jennifer get together, they act like real fans.

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Saturday, August 28, 2010

Saturday Blog Hop and It's hard to Snoopervise

 Hello everybody!  It is Karma, most excellent snoopervisor to the mom, here to talk about my job.  Mom has a business making cute collars and leashes for other cats and dogs (and, of course, us!) and I have to work as her top snoopervisor.  She makes everything herself, so snoopervising everything she does is a full time job!
 Here you see one of my snoopervisor duties.  I make sure to test every fabric Mom buys to make sure it is comfortable enough for collars.  After all, we have to wear these things all the time, so they need to be as comfortable as possible.  Fortunately, these fabrics all passed my rigorous inspection.
 As you can see, my snoopervisor-in-training is not as dedicated as I am to her job.  She insists on taking breakfast breaks, brunch breaks, lunch breaks, afternoon snack breaks, dinner breaks, evening snack breaks and midnight snack breaks!  I know she is a growing kitten but that is a bit excessive.  Of course, I take breaks but my dedication to my snoopervising often comes before that!
Sometimes Mom forgets that I deserve the most fantastic rewards for my work so I have to take matters in to my own hands.  Silly Mom has this idea that cats shouldn't eat any people food but I generally ignore her when she starts talking crazy like that.  After my long day of snoopervising, I decided my reward should be some of my mom's powdered doughnuts.  If you other cats have never had these, you are missing out!  Of course, Mo caught me this time so I only got a quick nibble of my reward but don't worry, I'm planning to get some more when she is distracted.

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Friday, August 20, 2010

Wanna learn about Mom and her disease?

Obviously, a lot of our lives revolve around Mom and consequently, her illness.  We try to keep most of it off the blog since this is, after all, us dogs and cats' blog and not hers.
Mom has started a new blog about her and her journey with her disease, CRPS.  If you want to read about it, you can got to

We''l be back to our regularly scheduled blogging tomorrow :-)

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Taking Care of Mom is a 24/7 Job!

Y'all know that I still take care of Mom even though I'm retired.  Sometimes that means in the middle of the night, since Mom's disease isn't predictable at all!
Lately, Mom has started having ouches in her stomach and the doctors don't know why yet.  Mom thinks it is the same thing Grandmom has called Chron's Disease but they don't know yet.  It has been waking Mom up at night and nothing helps except her heating pad.
 Of course, I wake up with Mom and keep her company until she feels better.  Sometimes the pain sets off one of her pseudo-seizure attacks (which she is seeing a new neurologist for Monday to figure them out!) so I have to tell her before that happens.
But lately, I've had some extra help when Mom isn't feeling good!  Francine always knows when Mom is sick or sad and comes to make Mom feel better.  For a cat, she has remarkable instincts and will come from anywhere in the house to sit with Mom and make happy purr noises to her.
She is only a little baby kitten but she is pretty smart!  I think she heard about me being a service dog before I retired and decided to be a service cat at home.  She is pretty cute and Mom says her fur is very soft, so I guess those are good qualities in a service cat!  In all seriousness, it is nice to have a helper who knows when Mom is getting sick or sad.
Of course, once Mom is feeling a little bit better, Lola and Karma come to cuddle with her to so they can make sure we took good care of her!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Vaykaytion by Lola

This summer I hav lerned about somefing called vaykaytion. When Mommy sayz that she is gunna go on vaykaytion, it means that I get one too!
Really, I think Mommy just goes away to make sure I gets vaycaytions. She packs up my noms, bed, pink monk-e stuffie, braided giraff and says I get to go to Camp!
See, Camp is my daycare, Camp Bow Wow, where I gets to play wif ALL my furends there! I get to see a lot of my favorite peoples too. I play all day (well, except for my nap time) then gets to eat my noms, cuddle with Pink Monk-e and go night-night after I get my medisin.
Mommy said I have to get a b-a-t-h while I'm here, but that is kind of ok since I get extra time with Miss Erica who is one of my favorite hoomans there! Her dog Indigo is a Standard Poodle just like Mommy's new Service Dog will be and he is very fun to play with.
My vacation will be overs on Saturday, but that is ok cuz I gets to see Mommy then.
ok, I gots ta get off the computer before the Camp hoomans see me!

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Friday, July 30, 2010

100th Post-Looking Back and Ahead

It is pretty amazing that we have reached 100 posts in the blog!  When I decided to start this, Mom wasn't sure if anyone would read it or how it would go.  We've met so many awesome people and pups and cats through this!  We thought we would look back at what has happened through the past 100 entries first.
Mom got sick before we started the blog and had continued to get sick.  She had first discovered my ability to alert and was starting to learn about service dogs and if I could become one.  She had talked with my old trainer and started my service dog training.
A crazy little black puppy showed up.  She was 5 weeks old, dirty, skinny and dehydrated and the perfect addition to our little family.  Mom named her Lola and she grew in to a smart, crazy little sister for me.
We did a lot of traveling while Mom was trying to find a doctor who could diagnose her.  We went to Atlanta and Florida.  While we were in these places, we got to go do some fun stuff, like visit the fort at St. Augustine in Florida.
Mom finally got referred to her aesome doctor who was able to diagnose her.  He did a test that confirmed his diagnosis of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) and gave Mom and hour of relief (and an hour to pet me with what was at that time her bad arm).  Mom's CRPS had started to spread in earnest through all this and soon after moved to her entire upper body, including her right arm.
Our newest member of the family was left in a box in our driveway a couple months after that.  She was a scared, fluffy little kitten Mom named Francine.  After she got over her scare, she warmed up to me and Lola, obviously LOVED Mom and adored Karma.  Karma adored her back and Mom knew she was the perfect kitty addition to our family.
Soon after that, Mom's CRPS spread to her legs and that meant she needed a service dog who could help her if she fell or get her to her wheelchair.  I have a bad knee and poor hips, so I can't do that stuff and Mom decided to retire me.  Retirement has meant that I get extra spoiled by everyone and I get to hang out with every body more and I get to sleep more!  I still help Mom around the house and tell her before she gets sick when she's home.

Now we are waiting on a new service dog for Mom from CARES in Concordia, Kansas!  She will be getting a male Standard Poodle.  In the next 6 months we should find out exactly who my new brother is!
Mom's business, which she started in January, has really taken off and she has been busy with that.  Of course, that means that I'm busy supervising and modeling Mom's work!  We even get to test out the beds Mom is thinking about making!
Mom is working towards getting me certified as a therapy dog so we can go visit hospitals, nursing homes, schools and the local Victory Junction Gang Camp!  She is working on agility with Lola so that she and Lola can compete next year.  And of course, the cat sisters are getting in to everything.  Mom is making sure that Francine knows some tricks (yes, Mom trains the cats) and that Karma keeps up with hers.  We are hoping she gets her implant trial soon and that it helps so she can start doing more and maybe walking a little bit too.
Here's to another 100 posts!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Dixie's 3rd Gotcha Day

 May 31st was the third anniversary of the day Mom adopted me!  We celebrate this every year since I love Mom so much and she loves me and is so thankful that she adopted me!  She got me a really yummy cake and it said Happy Birthday since she couldn't find a Gotcha day one (she is going to special order it next year).
 It was really yummy!  Of course, Mom made me pose with it before I ate it and this was after she had taken like 5 pictures.  Enough is enough Mom, especially when special treats are involved!
 It tasted so yummy!  It was grain free, so it didn't make my tummy upset.  Mom always tries to do something special for my Gotcha Day and this cake was awesome!
 I even shared some with Lola.  Of course, she only got to lick the icing because she is allergic to so many things.
I thought that I would share the story of how Mom adopted me.
Mom and Aunt Jennifer had just signed the lease on a new apartment where pets were allowed and Mom knew she wanted to adopt a dog.  She also knew that she was leaving for Australia to study abroad in a week, so she thought she would just go to the shelter with Aunt Jennifer and get some dogs out of their kennels to play (at that shelter, dogs only get out if they are taken out by an adopter or volunteer).
They walked through the shelter and made a list of what dogs they wanted to take out.  I was the first dog on that list.  Mom said I was happy and she had never seen a dog like me or even heard of a Catahoula!  When she and my aunt got me in the room, they both thought I was a great dog.  After 45 minutes, they taught me to sit and Mom had totally fallen in love (Aunt Jennifer too!).  They agreed that I was the right dog for Mom but weren't sure about adopting a dog right before leaving for a month.  A volunteer came in and said that I had been there for months and that someone had sponsored my entire fee.  Mom decided to call Grandmom and see if she would mind dog sitting me until Mom got back.
Grandmom said yes and Mom grabbed my papers and ran up to the adoption counter.  Mom officially adopted me but they said she had to wait until the end of the week to pick me up because the spay schedule was full until then.  Mom and Aunt Jennifer stayed with me for a little bit more but then they had to leave.  Mom spent the rest of the day getting everything she needed for a dog.
The next day she got a call that she could pick me up 2 days early!  They got me in for my spay early.  Mom came to visit me after my spay and then picked me up the next day.
In the 3 years since we have had so many adventures together.  I've been a service dog, I'm going to teach the new service dog what to alert to, I've taught people who didn't like dogs how to love them, I've got to meet so many awesome people and dogs.  I can only imagine what the future holds!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

July 4th Name Game!

We have been reading about Frank at Frankly Speaking having a July 4th Name Game and we thought it was too fun not to pawticipate!  We will update you on the past month and half hopefully this week!

Ok, I'm first.  My name is Dixie and that was my name in the shelter.  I was a stray so someone at the shelter picked my name and by the time Mom adopted me, I already knew it very well.  It wasn't her style of name but once we had been together awhile, it was obvious that was the right name for me.  From the beginning she thought it did kind of fit since the Catahoula Leopard Dog is the state dog of Louisiana.  Some of my nicknames are Dix, Dixie Pixie, Pix, Pixer, Pixy, Monkey girl, Princessa, Purty Girl.  My full name is Dixie Lou

Lola was originally going to be Delila.  That was the first name that Mom thought of when she saw her in the yard but once we got to know her, we knew that wasn't the right name.  Lola showed up when Mom was having a hard time coping with losing so much of her independence and abilities and she gave Mom something that she had to give round the clock care and training (and I helped!).  She also made Mom laugh all the time!  Grandmom said we should name her something to do with laughing and Mom, who is a big IM'er, thought about LOL and then realized that the name Lola has LOL in it!  Lola's nicknames are Lola Badola, Crazy Girl, Bad Puppy, Silly Monkey.  Her full name is Lola Belle.

Karma was supposed to be Rosalyn form Shakespeare (Mom loves him!) but once she took over Karma's care, she realized that she was way to fiesty to be Rosalyn.  She kept running through names when all of a sudden the word Karma popped in to her head and she knew it was just perfect!  Karma's nicknames are  Boogie, Boog, Bad Cat, Stinky, Booga.

Francine showed up at a special time.  She was left at our house 2 days after what would have been Mom's Grandpa's birthday.  he passed away almost 6 years ago and Mom was very close to him and loved him very very much.  She has a tattoo to honor his memory.  Francine showed up and the whole family was trying to figure out her name.  Grandmom suggested FB (which was Deeda's initials...Deeda is what the grandchildren called him) for Fluffy Butt but Mom doesn't like letter names.  Deeda's name was Francis so Mom decided that her name should be Francine, since once again an animal came in to her life at a rough time and a time when she was really missing Deeda.  We think maybe she was a gift from Deeda since he isn't here with us.  Her nicknames are Fluff, Fluffer, Little Bit, Itty Bitty, Bine, Little Bine, Princess.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Note from the Mom

Hi everyone!
I am so sorry for our sudden disappearance from the blog.  The past couple months my CRPS has continued to decline at a fairly rapid rate.  Just getting through the day doing the bare minimum and working on my collar business has left me exhausted.
I haven't talked too much about CRPS before so I thought I'd explain a little more about it and what it is like for those of us who have it.  Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) is also known as Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy.  It is a neurological condition brought on by a traumatic event (sprain, broken bone, surgery, etc).  They aren't sure what brings it on or why some people develop it and others don't.  The nervous system is essentially stuck in the "on" position and non-painful stimuli hurt a CRPS patient.  The affected areas can also swell and change color, but pain the main symptom.  The majority of people with this disease have a mild form that is quickly diagnosed and sent in to remission with physical therapy and pain medication.  Those that don't display the typical severe swelling and radical color change have a much harder time getting diagnosed (like me).  If diagnosed before the 6 month mark, the chances of remission are high.  After that, they go down until the 12 month and above mark, where the chance is much much lower.  It can also spread to other areas of the body besides the one it started in.
My CRPS is fairly atypical.  I had the swelling, although it wasn't as bad as the typical CRPS patient's is, I had the extreme pain but I didn't have the color change. Over the past 17 months, my CRPS has spread from my left underarm to my left arm to my upper body and in the past few months to my entire left leg.  In the past week it has spread to my entire left foot, including the bottom.  When I take a step, it feels like I am stepping on needles heated in a fire.  The smallest touch, a good wind, movement causes that pain all over my body.  I can't wear tight fitting clothes or rough fabrics.  I haven't worn jeans since January (and I loved my jeans).  I haven't drive my car in 16 months.  I'm on a heavy duty narcotic pain killer called Methadone to manage the pain (a good day for me is a 7 out of 10 on a pain scale) which leaves me extremely drowsy, out of it and with slurred speech.  It is hard to think and write sometimes, especially since I use speech to text software.  There aren't many hours where I'm clear enough to write a good blog and let the girls on here.
We are going to try and get back to blogging, although it might not be very regular.  We will (and have been) reading everyone's blogs but we might not comment.

-Ashley the Mom

Sunday, May 30, 2010

What Memorial Day is All About

Tomorrow is Memorial Day here in the United States. Memorial Day is always on the last Monday in May. It is a federal holiday, so most places are closed and a lot of people have the day off. But that isn't what the day is about.
Memorial Day is a day to remember all of those brave men and women who served in the Armed Forces that have left us. The flag is flown at half staff from noon until sunset in honor of their contribution and loss.
So while everyone is enjoying time with their friends and family tomorrow, take a minute to remember all of the wonderful people that have already passed on who served our country.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Saturday Blog Hop and an update on ther service dog process

We are participating in the Saturday blog hop! Check out sponsor Life With Dogs. LWD, along with Two Little Cavaliers and Baby Patches at Nip and Bones. Want to join? Check on the link or the button in my sidebar! We are looking forward to getting to know new friends!

We thought today we would update everyone on Mom's search for a new service dog.  When Mom adopted me and when Lola was dumped at our house, Mom had a lot more energy and her disease wasn't near as bad as it is today.  Because of that, Mom isn't up to finding a good service dog candidate puppy and raising and training him/her so she decided to go the route of a program trained service dog.
Mom has a pretty unique situation, so it was hard to find a program that would work with her.  First, she has two different disabilities that she needs a service dog's help with and only 5% of all service dog programs in the United States will train a dog for multiple disabilities.
Second, our family has a lot of four legged members and they are a part of our family as much as Uncle Andrew or Granddad or Grandmom is!  Many programs that Mom contacted told her they would only giver her a dog if the family gave up the other animals, which was totally out of the question.  Everyone here is well taken care of, spoiled and healthy and loved.
Finally we found CARES who was willing to train a dog for both of Mom's disabilities and who said they never penalize an applicant for having pets.  Mom e-mailed them a lot of questions and she got answers within hours of asking them.  They sent Mom their full application and she has been working hard to get everything it needs.
They want 2 letters of reference, they want a letter from Mom's doctor and the medical records that show she really is disabled and the application form filled out by Mom.  After they get the application, they find a dog that is good for Mom then will interview her so the know they have the perfect match for her.  Mom is asking for a Standard Poodle and they agree that a Standard is the best match for Mom's health and personality.  We will talk more about why in another entry.  It takes around $15,000 to $20,000 to train one service dog, but they only ask for a small portion of that from the handlers who receive service dogs and they won't refuse to give a dog to someone who can't pay that.  They are a non-profit and always welcome donations so they can help more people!
We hope everyone has a wonderful (and maybe long if you are here in the US) weekend!  Mom and the rest of the human family are having a cookout and hanging out by the pool on Monday

Friday, May 28, 2010

We Like Sharing!

 We do a lot of sharing in our house.  Most of the time, Mom decides to share with us.  Well, except for Karma and Francine, who tell Mom they are sharing AFTER they have taken a bite of whatever Mom has!

 A couple nights ago Mom made herself some dessert and finished off the whipped cream, so she let me and Lola lick the tub!  There wasn't much left but it still tasted yummy!  This is the only time we get people food, so it is a very special treat and Mom makes us do our tricks to get it.
 Sometimes we share and sometimes Mom tells us to take turns so we each get equal amounts.  As you can see, Lola wiggles a lot when she does it and she also manages to get the whipped cream all over her face!
 Awww, Mom, did you have to pick this picture for me?  Yea, so I guess I get pretty in to these special treats too.  But it tastes so yummy!  And it makes Mom laugh, which we all like to do.
Do any of you share with you family? I have to say, we all love to share

Friday, May 21, 2010

Saturday Blog Hop!

We are participating in the Saturday blog hop! Check out sponsor Life With Dogs. LWD, along with Two Little Cavaliers and Baby Patches at Nip and Bones. Want to join? Check on the link or the button in my sidebar! We are looking forward to getting to know new friends!

It has been one of those weeks for Mom. She is learning how to live in a wheelchair rather than using her legs and it is a BIG change for her. Whether you have 2 legs or 4, learning to use wheels instead of legs take time. We have to get used to it too, because first Mom had a manual wheelchair, but that hurt her arms too much, so someone loaned her an electric one, and that one moves different and makes weird noises. We also had to have a ramp built, since every entrance to our house has stairs, and Mom can't walk up stairs any more. We are all adjusting, but it has been a little hard.
We are excited to announce that Francine is going to be the final feline member of our family (for now). She loves Mom very much (and us too!) and everyone loves her.

After being scared of everything when she first showed up (and really, who can blame her? She was stuffed in a box and left at a place she didn't know by a busy road!) she has really warmed up to everyone. Francine and I like to snuggle at night with Mom before she goes to sleep
(Mom says I need to let Lola say something too) Hellloooo bloggy furends! It iz Lola, most fantastyc syster of Dixie here! My new kit-in syster Francine is a purfect syster! She loves to plays with me and she makes her kit-in happy noises and nevur evur makes mean angry kitty noises! She is nice and cuddlee too when I wants to take naps...and she is soft, so she is the purfect napping partner
Hello everyone. Karma, supreme empress of the universe(KARMA! You may be Mom's top snoopervisor but you aren't the empress of the universe). Whatever you say Dixie remember, Supreme Empress of the Universe Karma. (Karma! You are supposed to be talking about Francine!).
Ah yes! My newest protege, Franicine. She has a luxurious coat that is sure to be almost as beautiful as mine one day. She understands how life should be and makes sure to beg Mom for everything, take bites of any food of Mom she wants when she can sneak it in and she understands how to play with a dignified, wonderful cat like myself. The perfect addition to our family and an excellent snoopervisor in training.

We hope everyone has a wonderful weekend and that you enjoy time with your families, no matter who is part of it!