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What’s a “low card” diet???


So listen up my pals! I heard Mom L tell Dad P that she was gonna put Sage, aka TKS, on a similar kind’a diet that Mom L is trying out. Something about “Low Card/b”?? Help me out pals, does this mean that my very own Mom L is now trying to eat LESS cardboard?? OMC!! I never even knew she ate that stuff!!

I know she has been trying to hold back on some of her favorite foods like bread and pasta—BUT LOW CARDBOARD!! (Card-o-hydrate)

And now, she is gonna make Sage cut back on her consumption of cardboard too!!! WHO KNEW!! Sage has been putting on weight by eating cardboard from all those Chewy boxes she likes so much! *slaps paw to forehead*!! And she has put on almost a whole HALF POUND since a month or so ago! It has to be all that soggy cardboard sittin’ around in her tummy, right???

Hover over those photos to see the dates they were snapped. What do you think? Does our TKS need to go on that “Low Card” diet???

Here are a couple more comparison photos.

Sage has gained about a half pound in just the last month!!! She went from 12 LBS 6 oz to 13 LBS 2 oz! And she sure does have a large tummy on her.

She cuts a wide image to say the least!

But even if Sage has gained a bunch of weight quickly—somepawdy help me understand how this “Low Card” diet is gonna make a difference?? And what’s up with Mom L tryin’ to to the same thing??? I have never ever seen Mom L eat one single piece of cardboard. SWEAR!! NEVER!!

As always, I really am lookin’ forward to your words of wisdom to help me understand what the heck poor Sage is gonna have to go through with all this “Low Card” diet junk!


REALLY!! Now this is happening!!


My castle is ever changing. Does yours do that too? I really must know if I am the only senior kitty who is forced invites castle guests. I do know there are many others like me, who have been abandoned on the cold streets without the love and care of humans. But seriously, do they ALL have to show up on my castle doorstep??!! I mean, who gave this kitten permission to simply wander around my WHOLE castle???

Why I was shocked!!

You can just see the amazement on my face, right? Here I am , lounging on my plush living room area rug, chillin’ before Dad P bring me my dinner, room temperature as I prefer, of course. And what do I see flash past me??? Some other happy go lucky kitten! And she is tall!!

And there she is, first in my our master bedroom, just takin’ her time to check out my our TV controls. I betcha she changed my favorite channels!! And she even spread all her smells on TKS’s favorite cat tree at the tippy top sanctuary!!

Then she just sashays down stairs to the shock of Katie and Sage!!!

Well I can secretly tell you that Katie has been slowly submitting to the playfulness of this introoder six month old kitten. SHOCK!! But there you have it. And NO!!! She is NOT—please Ceiling Cat let this be true—going to stay!!!

Please put all paws together and pray for me and my sanity that this long legged rambunctious teenager finds her  forever home ASAP!!



Lazy Days of Summer


We are all trying to find cool spaces, spa treatments and quiet time in the midst of our Northern California, east bay area heat wave. Not to mention we cannot open our windows for the last several days because our air quality is so bad, especially for Mom L and her interstitial lung disease from black mold exposure. But we are tryin’ to make the most of it.

Sage has sought out the cool corner in our master bedroom, at the midlevel of her cat tower. Normally she goes up to the tippy top but these days that is too warm. Dad P keeps our master bedroom dark and Mom L keeps a fan going for us. We all congregate in this room. Even Mom L does when she takes a little cat nap with us.

As for me, I hang out in the shadows until late afternoon, then I often rest, getting my sauna treatment, from the very warm afternoon sun. That feels so very wonderful on my old arthritic bones.

Katie likes to nap on our master cal king bed. Mom L caught her just opening her eyes with the sun starting to pour into the room. Mom L closed the heat/light blocking drapes and Katie wandered back into her kitty dream land.

You can see we have our Summer bedspread on. It is light weight seersucker cotton. We love it!! Don’t tell everyone, but often Mom L captures photos of me and Katie sharing a cool, darker spot to nap together. NOTE: I did not place my tail around Katie’s butt, Mom L must’a done that just for this photo op! (Mom L here: No way! LOL!!)

Have a happy, cooler Monday!


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