Posted by: Metz | November 7, 2010

PAW IT FORWARD

Fridays are my long days.  I work my regular 9-5er and then volunteer 4 hours from 6-10pm, so I usually get home quite late.  Last night was no exception, made a bit later by stopping to pick up Wendy’s on the way home.

When I got home I was attacked by my kids Gabby n Ben who DEMANDED that I open this mysterious package received earlier in the day.  I looked at the box, yes indeed, it was the Paw It Forward package from Natalie at http://theadventuresofscarlettandmelly.blogspot.com/ YAY!  I was just as excited as the kids, but…

I made them wait.  What?  I was hungry and fast food doesn’t get any better cold, lol.  Believe me I was dying to know what was inside too. 

So after I ate we went into the living room, gathered the kitties around (Summer and Autumn promptly ran off), and opened the box.  Bella was most intrigued when I gave the box a bit of a shake and it rattled, some of her favorite toys are rattling ones.

 I was so tickled as I was pulling the items out, no it wasn’t the feather toys, lol.  There was just so many cool things, and they kept coming!  It was like a cornucopia! 

I think I literally squealed with delight when I saw the package of brownies.  How many times I have virtually drooled over Natalie’s creations, and now I was going to actually have some?  PURE delight!  Now I was sort of regretting waiting until after I’d already eaten my fill of Wendy’s, lol.  Even though I was dying to have one right then and there, since it was already extremely past the kids’ bedtimes I reluctantly set the brownies aside to wait for tomorrow (Saturday).

Bella immediately claimed all the teeny mice and balls.

 

I was a meanie though, and made her share.

Lucky tried to tell me he was too grown up to play with floofy things.

 

Then we broke out the feathery balls and teaser.  All I can say is, DING DING DING WE HAVE A WINNAH!!

(the above pic came out a bit overexposed but it was SO cute I had to fiddle with the contrast and stuff just so you could see it)

Everything was amazing, treats (BTW Lucky LOVES the greenies I’ll have to remember that), a can o’tuna for teh kitties, catnip spray, bunches of balls and little meeses (I think they propagated in there lol), and the card was so sweet.  I was so taken with the seal on the envelope too, way too cool!

Saturday morning the kids could not wait until they finished breakfast so they could have one of Natalie’s brownies.

As suspected they were more than delicious.  Gabby was heard to say “These brownies are Mega-Way good!”  Coming from a 12 going on 13 yr old that’s high praise indeed.  Seriously though they were wonderful brownies!

Bella was a riot this morning too pulling the teaser down from where I’d sat it, as it fell it draped on her which started a nice 5 minutes of entertaining us with a Chase The Tail kind of game.  Wish I would’ve gotten it on video, but still photos will have to do.

 

Once she “caught” it, she dragged it off like a lioness dragging her prey.  Too cute.

Ok everyone you’ve enjoyed the goodies that Natalie, Geoff, Scarlett, and Melly have sent us.  What do you say?

Bella?  “OM NOM NOM”

Autumn?  “SLURP SNORF OM NOM NOM”

Lucky?  “FEATHERY!  SOO FEATHERY!  I’M SORRY, WHAT WAS THE QUESTION?”

Sigh..I’m afraid to ask, Summer?

“Well of course!  Thank you SO much Natalie and Geoff for these Kitty Treasures, and most importantly Scarlett and Melly for letting such spectacular Kitty Treasures to leave your home!”

Thank you Summer.

Thank you Natalie, Geoff, Scarlett, and Melly for these wonderful things, and for the Mega-WAY good brownies!

For those of you unfamiliar with Paw It Forward, basically you have three blogger peeps you send some care packages to, kitty treats, toys, etc…, and they in turn send on to three blogger peeps and so on.  So I’m asking you, who would like to participate?  Who would like to get a package of kitty stuffz from teh Metz and Kittehs?  Let me know in the comments.  🙂

Now is where we reach teh End of our, ahem, Tail. 

Also, we’re still working on finding that purrfect home for Sheba in Texas, https://metzdarling.wordpress.com/2010/10/30/a-little-help-from-our-friends/ Please continue to spread the word, thank you Everyone!!!

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Posted by: Metz | November 4, 2010

Good People

Thank you to everyone who has put the word out to help Brinn find a new family for Sheba.  https://metzdarling.wordpress.com/2010/10/30/a-little-help-from-our-friends/ 

Sadly we haven’t had anyone express an interest yet.  Please, if you know of anyone in that area please ask them to continue to spread the word.

And Thank you again for all of your support!

Posted by: Metz | October 30, 2010

A Little Help From Our Friends

Hi everyone, I’m putting out a special request this post.  On behalf of a dear friend Brinn, who loves her fur babies SO much she often goes by teh name, “My Babies Have Tails” on various forums and blogs.

She loves them so much that it is breaking  her heart to have to try to find a new home for her kitty Sheba.  I’ll let her tell you in her own words.

Would anyone in SE Texas or SW Louisiana like to adopt a kitteh?

Sheba is a tabby girl cat, spayed, about 4 years old.  She was rescued from the local Humane Society about 3 years ago, she was on their “urgent list”.  They think she may have been moved from another shelter during Hurricane Rita.  When they shaved her to spay, they found two things, 1) she’d already been spayed, and 2) she had a tattoo on her belly, they weren’t able to find out the reason for the tattoo or who might’ve marked her.

Sheba is a real people person, and so talkative!  When she first joined our family she got along just fine with my other cat Sister, *pictured above, don’t worry she was safely monitored while bag sitting and wasn’t left alone for a minute*, and my dog.  Suddenly, about six months ago, she started lashing out, hurting Sister in one of their battles.  It got to the point where I was keeping them separated by keeping one in the bedroom one day, alternating time in the room vs the rest of the house so they’d each have some free time.  Then it got worse, when she went after my dog, who is half lab, half pit, whole pansy) I knew it was time to get her to a place where she’d feel safe and happy again. 

I’m temporarily housing her at my boyfriend’s house, but as my luck is running, turns out he’s allergic to cats.  So far it seems mild enough, but his brother is returning from the Marines soon and he’s REALLY allergic. 

Just so you know, I have made numerous attempts to find out the reason for Sheba’s change.  Through the vet’s help I’ve explored all the possible medically related reasons, even trying her on Kitty Prozac but it didn’t agree with her, we’ve also tried Feliway, special collars, a “re-introduction” method, and after all this time it has only gotten worse, not better.  I’ve finally reached the painful decision that perhaps Sheba would be happier in a one pet household, where she can truly shine and be her beautiful happy self once more.  It hurts SO much to let her go, but I know I have to think of her quality of life over my missing her.

Some things you should know, Sheba has an allergy to fleas, she has been an indoor only cat in the 3 years she’s lived with me, she has been outside, but always only on a leash/harness.  I would ask that her new home continue to keep her an inside – outside only on leash kitty. 

Medical-wise, she has had some issues with her teeth, some of her teeth have been removed, and the vet said that there may be more needed in the future.  She is still able to eat dry food, and will eat either dry or wet food with no problem. 

Sheba LOVES attention, and is a genuine 100% lap cat.  She is SO happy when spending time with you and sharing love.  Please help me to find the right home for my sweet beautiful fur baby. 

So if anyone is interested or knows of someone who is interested and lives in the SE Texas / SW Louisiana please please let me know.  If you can please spread the word.  If you are interested please email me at metztree @ hotmail and I’ll pass your info along to Brinn.  Thank you so much for your help!

Posted by: Metz | October 13, 2010

Bella At Five Months

This is WAY overdue.  I apologize for the lengthy time since the last posting.  There has just been TOO TOO much going on for me to even look at the computer most days, let alone corral a kitten for pictures.  But you’re not here for that, you’re here for the juicy stuff.

So without further ado

Since I don’t have vid capabilities here, please visit this link to see a lolcute vid of Mz Bellyboo chasing the elusive red firefly. 

http://www.flickr.com/photos/metzdarling/5076990574/

Posted by: Metz | August 12, 2010

It’s In The Bag

PROGRESS! 

Bella was playing like mad in a paper sack tonight.  Lucky could not resist.  First chance he got he zipped into the bag and before I knew it the two of them were playing!  YAY!

Posted by: Metz | August 11, 2010

Fishie Dreams

(this is to make up for the spider post lol)

Remember when I mentioned Bella’s love of the aquarium?  (The one my husband is WAY overdue to clean tsk tsk.)

Posted by: Metz | August 11, 2010

SPIDER!!

Ok no Bella this time around. And I’m not putting the pictures directly into the post just in case there’s anyone out there with a spider phobia like I have.
Still, this was a beautiful web and I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to take some pictures.
This spidey built its web between our basketball pole and our van. Perfect web. And in such a short time too, just an hour before my husband was standing in that very spot with nothing there!
http://www.flickr.com/photos/metzdarling/sets/72157624575100237/

Posted by: Metz | August 10, 2010

The Mighty Huntress

1) Bella has developed a fascination with the fish tank.  We are removing her from the lid several times a day now.

2) I love it so much when she flattens herself out when she’s on the hunt of her favorite prey, IE anything that moves.

Get a load of these markings peeps.  I tell you I am so fascinated by her many unusual patterns.  Lookit that white along the base of the tail!  It seems like most of those russet markings she had as a teeny baby are faded out now and she’s getting more stripes as time goes along.

Posted by: Metz | August 8, 2010

Bella and the Gang

Guest Photographer Gabrielle graciously provided us with some more pictures of Bella.  Warning, there are some CUTE toe beans ahead.

Zippy just looked so cute framed between these chairs.  Like he was smiling.

Renee charges her lasers.

Then she disarms and says, “Cheeese!”

Didn’t want to leave Remington out.  Here he’s hanging out in his favorite lounge.

At first I didn’t want to post this one when I realized I had cut off half his head.  But then I saw the wee tongue peeking out and went, AWWW!  (click the following pics to embiggen to get the full effects) 🙂

Autumn came charging out at me in the bedroom saying, “MOW MOW MOW MOW!!!” And she looked so cute!  Of course, being a Tortie she turned her head every time I clicked the shutter.  I had to settle for Mowless pics in the end.

Another view of Lucky, I so love his soft silky fur.  Other Tuxie owners, have you noticed this in your Tuxie?  Is it just me or do Tuxies have smoother silkier fur than other cats?

Mooom!  Summer stuck her tongue out at me!

She just did it again!!

“Nu-uh!  I wasn’t doin nuffin!  See?!”

Edit:  I felt so bad when I realized that I left Kassie out of this series.  As a result I now have a picture of her enjoying one of her favorite treats.  I love love LOVE how she holds it in her paws.  Too cute.

Posted by: Metz | August 5, 2010

Guest Photographer Gabrielle

Today’s guest photographer, Gabrielle, age 12.

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