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It's a good thing I didn't make any New Years resolutions, like posting every other day or something...

This year outlook for me being more on LJ is even worse than last year. Apart from having tons of work and never-ending stream of cats that need to be taken care of, I've got a new task now, albeit involuntary: house hunting.

Yeah, that's right: after 8 years of singing constant praise about the house I'm living in, I'm moving.

Again.

Not that I planned or even wanted it - I just got a call on Sunday that I have to move out, because the owners are coming back to Germany from Kenya and want to move in.

Swell.

Not like it would be any trouble to find an affordable house in a quiet location while being a single an having 6+ cats. Not at all.
I'm not sure if I should label it as suspicious or a wonder, that I already saw a perfect offer Sunday night. I went to see the house on Monday and it's really, really good. Of course it costs more than the current house, but with some tight rope acts it's doable.
I made my offer and now I'm waiting for the answer. If I get it, I'll be moving shortly after 1st April.

I try not to think about the move yet, because it's likely to make nauseated: a lot of stuff, a lot of furniture, a piano and 7 cats, several of them shy and one absolutely, completely feral.

Good news is, any spelling errors are Muck's fault: his tail is currently lying on my keyboard, successfully blocking my typing while he sits 2 inches from the screen, observes the cursor and occasionally tries to catch it... LOL
After so many cats, he is the first one taking such interest in my desk and laptop as well as TV. He's really sweet: can play all by himself, plays well with others and developed a habit of following me everywhere :-)

I'll try to post some pictures soon, he's growing so fast! For now, it's mostly in length and height, he's as slim as ever, but his legs could make him a Jared P. under cats... LOL. He's all gangly and clumsy, too, like a teenager heh.

I hope y'all are good

*hugs flist*
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stolen from [livejournal.com profile] twasadark





Other news:

Muck is doing GREAT!!!! He's such a sweetie and such a baby still! Constantly playing, running, looking at everything with BIG eyes... LOL
Yet he spent about three hours yesterday lounging on me, sleeping, while I watched TV and wished the soda bottle were near my hand... of course I haven't moved LOL.

Muck sleeping on me (big images!):

Read more... )


We've got new strays, one of them very shy and - of course - I got bitten several times yesterday. LOL.

Even more "of course", the cat in question, a 2 year old female named Lily, ended up in my wintergarden today. I hope she'll come quicker around if she's not locked up in a container... Truth be told, I don't know if she'll get better and we can't really let her free, because her FIP and Corona titer are through the roof and it's possible she is already ill - I noticed her eyes being "unruly", which is one of the symptoms of dry FIP. If she is, we'll have to put her down :-(
I really hope it won't come to that...

She's a exceptional beauty, too:

Read more... )

YAY!!!!

Jan. 22nd, 2010 10:40 pm
minniemax: (wheee!)
Thank you all for your prayers and kind comments!

THE MUCK survived!!!!!

The surgery went very fast without any problems at all. He still has to manage 24 hours after the surgery without his circulation collapsing and because his liver were incarcerated in his ribcage for a long time it has some scars, so there's a slight danger of releasing toxins because of the sudden blood flow and him going into shock and coma, but the surgeon said she hadn't had such case in her career.
Wow, could this sentence be any longer? LOL
As you see, I'm totally on cloud nine today :-))))

If everything is alright, I can take him home tomorrow. He still has a drainage in his ribcage then; it could be probably removed on Monday.
After that, it's 14 days being grounded LOL. No jumping, no playing... my poor baby.
My neighbour will lend me a cage he build for his cat after a surgery - big surface, but not high. So he can move in there freely, but not jump.

I promise to post pictures of him!

bad news

Jan. 20th, 2010 03:42 pm
minniemax: (Dean "Broken")
Isn't it great that the only news I can finally share after so long time are bad news?

I know it may sound weird, but please, could you pray for us a little bit?

Muck, my newest shelter 6 month old kitten, whom I have at home because he was so shy and afraid (no wonder after being thrown out at a motorway rastplace), is ill.

We thought he has a cardiac defect, so I went with him to a specialist for an ultrasound. The news were devastating - he has a diaphragmatic hernia. Basically all his intern organs are in the ribcage, so we don't even see his heart to see if he has a cardiac defect, too.
It could be because of an accident, but it also could be a birth defect.

We have an appointment for a surgery in a clinic on Friday 8.00 am and I pray they'll be able to help him - the last cat we lost a few weeks ago, Kitty, who had the same problem, didn't survive. She had to be put down during the surgery, because the inner organs were already fused together and couldn't be separated anymore. You can cut and separate the liver, the intestines etc., but not the pancreas.

So Muck's chances for surviving the surgery - which also costs between 800 and 1.000 euros (1.130 - 1.400 $) - are very slim to none, but I'll pay gladly if they manage to save him.

If we don't do anything, he'll die anyway - and it's more a matter of days and not months.

So took free time and am watching him the whole time, whether he still breathes or....
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Does Your Cat(s) Own You?

See how many of these statements apply to you and your cat.

* You believe every cat is a lap cat.
* You often claim that it was love at first sight with you and your cat.
* You have your cat talk to your friends on the phone.
* You can't fully enjoy yourself without your cat.
* No matter how large your bed is, it is not large enough for you and your cat(s).
* You spend more on clothes and food for your cat than you do for yourself.
* You have no reservations about kissing your cat on the lips, even when you know where his lips have been.
* You believe it is your duty to talk to, pat, and even feed every cat in the neighbourhood. You know their names.
* You let the neighbour's cat sleep over.
* You believe there is no such thing as a naughty cat.
* Your vet and grooming bills exceed your rent.
* When you need someone to talk to, your cat is your first choice.
* You talk to your cat when you are driving. He answers.

 

minniemax: (rofl)
Firstly, If you didn't see it yet, go and watch the missing scenes of Dean in Hell.
Go, you won't regret it!!!

Secondly, the book I ordered last week is here and I'm already totally in love:

"Dewey, The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World"

Not only is the topic of this book of high interest for me (why, how did you guess?), but it's also wonderfully written (at least for me - I can't be made accountable if you not like it, I liked "Angels and Demons"...)

Anyway, I found the perfect description of our fandom:

"   Then there were the complainers. I was a little disappointed, I must admit, but not surprised. There is nothing on God's green earth that someone won't complain about, including both God and green earth.
    One woman took particular offense. Her letter, sent to me and every member of the city council, was pure fire and brimstone, full of images of children keeling over from sudden asthma attacks and pregnant mothers spontaneously miscarrying when exposed to kitty litter. According to the letter, I was a murderous madwoman who was not only threatening the health of every innocent child in town born or unborn, but also destroying the social fabric of the community. An animal! In a library! If we let that stand, what was to stop people from walking a cow down Grand Avenue? In fact, she threatened to show up in the library one morning very soon with her cow in tow. Fortunately nobody took her seriously. I have no doubt she spoke for others in the community, in her overblown way, but general anger wasn't my concern. None of those people, as far as I could tell, ever visited the library."



*iz still recovering from laughing her a** off*

ETA: What the hell are the annoying Snap shots doing in my LJ again? I thought I got rid of them a long time ago. Anyone remembers how to kill them? Killed!
minniemax: (Dean relief)
YAY!
I went earlier looking for her in the area where she was caught the first time around. I talked to a few people and - coincidentally - found the woman in whose yard she was born!

So now I know that she was born in March 2005, had kittens 3 times already and was always very shy. She lived outside and came to the house only to feed. She disappeared shortly before she got my two rascals, said the woman. I told her what happened, that she was fed just a few hundred meter away and the young woman called the people from the shelter.

I gave her my phone number and she said she'll call me if she ever shows up.

And she did!! Tonight around 6 pm she got there and fed! *does the happy dance*

So tomorrow I'm getting the trap and will see how quick I can catch her LOL (there are many other cats, too...)
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Great, another pill to take *grumbles*

Got bronchitis and will be staying this week at home - my tummy just below the ribs hurts a little and I don't want a repeat performance of this spring's pleurisy.

Other than that, Houdini disappeared again and this time I'm afraid she ran away. I talked to the people where she was caught back then and they'll give me a call if she shows up.


And finally, clickety-click, please?

Adopt one today! Adopt one today! Adopt one today! Adopt one today!
minniemax: (srsly?)
it seems they aren't aliens after all

minniemax: (Alec pout)


and one angel... (be sure the volume of your speakers is on "high" *snickers*)




ETA: I seriously hate Scrapbook...
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Amos is watching Animal Planet... *facepalm*
minniemax: (Fiona)
The fantastic news is, Fiona is feeling much, much better and we have reasons to believe she did a full recovery.
The fever receded and she's much more responsive, going outside again and spending half of her awake time eating.
We still don't know what kind of virus it was, but meanwhile I only care about the fact she's better.

It were the worst 10 days in this year for me and I have a 600 € bill to pay and I'm exhausted, having not have slept properly since she's got ill, but I'm so happy to have her back...

Other good news is, the boy (who finally got his name: Dexter) and the girl (still unnamed) are growing fast and coming upstairs to play almost every night.

And now I have aliens in my living room... LOL )

The boy is getting much better - still a little bit shy, but playing with me, letting me get close and even touching me if I'm staying still, even if there's still no touching from me. I think he might be getting golden eyes and has the most adorable tiny squint :-P

Another amusing news: he's got the biggest crush on Fiona. It might be the most adorable sight I've ever seen, him rolling on his back before her, meowing, looking at her with those big eyes and basically behaving like a lovesick teenager... LOL. She's ignoring him though; I hope she'll play with him as soon as she's not feeling vulnerable because of her illness anymore.

Here's the little guy )
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Can you tell the difference? )

Now I'm going to hunt for names, because I really have to call them somehow.

=:O

Sep. 14th, 2008 02:47 pm
minniemax: (Wile E. Coyote genius)
Remember the sweet, itty-bitty, innocent looking black kitten I got yesterday?

Yeah, so I have now the proof that character traits by cats are all in the genes...

The Picspamming Story of a Wonderful Horror Saturday. )

So, how was your Saturday??
minniemax: (Default)
I might need another name...

why? )

squeee!!!
minniemax: (Default)
Stummel left the underside of the sideboard, which is very good, and found himself a tiny place in the corner in the laundry room.

Max the II went for the acclimatisation record and went outside with me already on his third day here. After a thorough checking of the garden he slept most of the hot day under the bushes, always coming when I called him. Then came night and suddenly he was gone. I wasn't very worried (it's typical for cats to "go out" in the evening), but I went outside now and then, calling him.

Finally doing another "round" I went around the corner to the winter garden - there he was, lounging on the sofa as usual, his face telling me clearly: "Mommy, are you stupid or just blind? I'm here, where I'm supposed to be!" *rolls eyes*

So he's very sweet and very well-behaved. He follows me pretty often and - of course - sleeps with me, the big softie :-)

Here a few pictures - what do you think, he seems to be quite happy, right? (Well, apart from the one picture where he tells me with his glare, now would be a good time to stop taking pictures LOL).

pictures )
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This is Stummel (=Stump), 13 years old, really small and terribly, painfully shy. As for now he stays under the sideboard and I guess he'll only come out when he's hungry.
Well, no problem, I've got time :-)

soooo....

Jul. 3rd, 2008 09:12 pm
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After I sniffed around the house for a little bit (still not allowed to go out, as if I were a baby! Phew!!)



I thought maybe it's time for the first report.

It's not half bad here (not that any environment could be ever good enough for a cat with a little pride, mind you) and the bed is of the decent sized variety.

The other chick here


is still growling, but it won't be long until she learns who has the pants on here, I'm telling you *hehe*

BUT!

What do I hear?? On Sunday comes another one???
Well, that calls definitely for sulking...



That's all for now.

Sulkingly yours

Max

PS The can opener babbled something about a cut (bzuh?), but I declined - I'm far too pretty for that.

Well, maybe next time...

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