Thursday, January 27, 2011

Sad Day

Today we had to say goodbye to Milli. Milli, who we thought has a stubborn hair-ball; in-fact, was battling FIP. She was such a sweet sweet kitty and we will miss her terribly. We were so lucky to have her in our lives - even for such a short 2 years.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Lilli's Journal

A small sampling from Lilli's 2010 Journal.....

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Holiday's Biggest Hit

Once the snow melts and Spring is in the air, I think the girls' new bikes will race to the number one position in the "favorite gifts category" for this holiday season. Until then, the biggest hit at our home is the map of "Abby's World".

A cool world map with a bit of personal whimsy added for fun, this gift will eventually make its way to a frame shop to be readied for the wall when Abby moves into her own room next fall... until then, it is simply fun to watch her and Lilli pour over the details while it is laid out on the kitchen table.

I am thinking a map of "Lilli Land" will definitely be our next foray into cartography!

If anyone is interested, the map came from Kidlandia... easily found with a quick google search!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Just a Hairball???

This is what our Milli normally looks like... plump and shinny with big beautiful expressive green eyes... and always willing to partake in a little rattle ball chasing ... just a great cat!

We rescued Milli from a shelter group about 2 years ago and since then we have learned what it means to have a "medium" haired cat... the "special" food and constant hairball meds... and brushing that beautiful fur whenever she will sit still (mostly by force). All seemed to work pretty good until a few months ago. Milli started to have a few medical issues... off to the vet we went. New food... new meds... and a little carpet steamer. It got better... but not perfect. Her food was switched again... this time to sensitive stomach food... still not perfect.

Today, we woke up to a very sick Milli - woke up on a Sunday - which meant Joe had to head to the "Kitty Emergency Room" with Ms. Milli. After handing over all our money (seriously, I have decided that I need to go back to school and become an emergency vet...) Milli was diagnosed. Thankfully - she is clear of all the nasty stuff.. no feline leukemia or feline aids, no parasites, worms, cancer etc... thankfully. After a cat scan on our cat, Milli was diagnosed with a massive hairball in her tummy that she is having trouble "passing". It has caused an infection - fever and all.

Our sick Milli is so tired after her visit to the ER. They gave her a shot, sent home 2 prescriptions and advice for yet another food switch. Poor Milli... hopefully she will be up chasing her balls very very soon!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Greetings From The "Deep" South....

Knee Deep in snow that is!!! It seems like our Christmas snow just melted... and now "POW".... what local meteorologists are calling the second biggest snow on record for our neck of the woods!

As for Joey... we miss him this morning; however, we woke him up so fast yesterday morning and sent him down the road so fast, his head was spinning ! We wanted him safe and sound back at the University before all this weather "hit"... and he made it just in the nick of time.

Please don't "judge" our winter : ) clothing... we are from Alabama... we (as in Daniel!) are not prepared!
Joe surprised me with a new lens for my camera for Christmas... and I am enjoying being able to get some great photos of my bird friends!

Jordan was loving the snow too!

Again... "Southern Sleds"... cardboard, plastic storage box top, and Abby's old Aussie car seat without the cover...

This was Holly and Daniel outside around midnight last night... just when all the fun started!

My snow angel... stuck in the snow!

These two are always so full of joy!

Below is one of the girls school ruler stuck in the snow in our driveway.... nearly 12 inches!

So much fun and sooooooo Beautiful!!! But...OK... now I am ready for summer!