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I’m HOME!!!


Hear yee, hear yee!! The Princess did not move to Canada, she returned to her much loved home in Pittsburg, California!

Hey guys!! Thanks a ton for appreciating TKS and KK’s attempts at holding the “blog” in my absence and producing the last Friday Memes for Friday Smiles. IMHO—”they did good”!

So for anyone who follows my blog, and doesn’t know, I had the i 131/aka Radiocat hyperthyroidism treatment on January 21. I was in hospital for three nights. My first ever and last ever away stay from my castle.

So here’s my account of my rescue from the hospital.

First, I was so scared and nervous. But then I met my Registered Veterinarian Tech, Ms Erin, and I started to relax. Ms Erin was so kind and caring and compassionate. My treatment was at Animal Specialty Hospital in Oakland, CA.

So Mom L was totally in love with the art they use in their kitty area for intake and discharge. She had leaky eyes when Ms Erin brought me to her.

And then there was the one hour drive home. Mom L did the same thing she did when she and Dad P took me to hospital. She rode in the backseat so’s she could open my carrier and pet me to comfort me.

She even let me get my head and shoulders out to make sure that Dad P was driving safely and headed in the right direction—HOME!!

And then the moment arrived. I was HOME!!

Yeah, yeah, I know Mom L got me all blurry, but you get the idea, right? I was HOME!!

Well then I had to do an entire survey of my castle to make sure no changes had been made in my absence, and no “other” kitty had tried to use any of my stuff!

I started talking to Mom L and Dad P as soon as I left my carrier. I wanted them to know what I thought about this whole ordeal. I let them know that my RVT Ms Erin was super duper awesome. And that I know I am one fortunate kitty to be able to cure my hyperthyroidism. Not every kitty gets to have this. But, I turned out to be allergic to the less costly treatment, even using the transderamal gel on my ears. I started to vomit, then my ears started to itch and I got an infection in one ear. That’s why we all decided that I had to get the Radiocat treatment.

Moving forward…

My inspection of my castle was of course vocal. I meowed all my observations of any changes to Mom L and Dad P.

I checked out the down stairs and then went upstairs. Of course all the while I was being followed by my castle staff

They wanted to make sure I was pleased with how they took care of the castle in my absence. The toughest part was learning that the staff had taken advantage of using my preferred nip toy, the rainbow. A brand new one I got for Christmas in my stocking.

Phew!! Some other cat has spit on my fave Yeow nip rainbow!!

But then I found my holiday tree and it was scent and spit free!!

Ahhh…my spit is still on this one

I ended my inspection once I was assured that my favorite pink beddie was secure and ready for my long nap.

Thank you all for helping me escape. I am now taking a long needed nap

I am so happy that Dad P still serves me my meals anywhere I wanna eat.

Hey Dad P!! I am waiting!!

As some of you know I have lost about two pounds aka 900 grams.  I really need to get that weight back. I am trying, but I am also a very picky eater.

This is my current figure, I am very thin

Thankfully I have Mom L and Dad P to make sure I get whatever I need to keep me gaining weight. The last few days before my treatment, I was really grouchy and took that out on Katie and Sage.

Since my treatment, I am starting to allow closer relations with them.

I know you are butt bumping me Katie, but I want my treat more than giving you a paw whap! MOL

Life is good. Please send my your POTP to help me regain some weight. Thanks guys for being my pals.


How do you help get your family ready for the holidays?


I bet’cha all of you have special furramily traditions around the holidays. I just know your hooman families include all their fur kids in the celebrations at this time of year. Even if that means you gotta wear odd costumes and do photo shoots showing that you “love” being picked up and cuddled and all that stuff—am I right?

At my castle, things have a changed up a bit ‘cuz KK aka Kit Katie aka Katie has officially joined my castle residents. And I have to admit, she isn’t all that bad. Actually, I kind’a like her coming up to me and doing that “body touch and head bonk” thingy every now and then. I do discipline her with a hiss and growl now and then to make sure she knows I am THE PRINCESS!

So TKS has been doing some thinking about what she is hoping for come this Christmas morning.

Hmmm…just how good does Santa Paws think I have been???

Of course, TKS believes she has been simply brilliant all year!

Checking out the Xmas packing box to make sure nothing gets left behind

And then she had to make sure our Secret Santa Paws gifts were properly sniff tested.

Ohhhhh…yeah!! This is really great!!

As for me, I have, of course, been very patient with the youngsters. After all, this is the first Christmas Katie has been with us. Of course I have had to give her some hints aka stinky eye glares, as to how to treat out holiday tree and packages.

Touch it kid and you will regret it!!

But that is neither here nor there. This is the role of being a Princess in my castle. Of course, Kit Katie has been on a roll this year. Just look at what Mom L had to do as soon as Dad P put up our fake Christmas tree!! Just to keep KK from EATING the fake leaves!!!

Yes, Our tree had to be gift wrapped around the bottom to protect it from KK’s teeth!

Of course the instant KK could get a good look (nibble) of the wrapping paper protecting the lower tree leaves, she was right there on the spot!

Yum! paper dressing served with fake tree leaves

And the final solution was, “ick”, a doggie X pen around our lovely tree.

The doggie X pen is at least green!

But every night Mom L insists that KK gets supervised access to the tree. And as any juvenile will do, KK takes total advantage!

Nonetheless, we are all in a holiday mood and so looking forward to having out stockings filled with enough nip to go around the world!! As for me, I have been keeping a watchful patient eye on all the decorations.

I will protect all our holiday decorations

I have also introduced KK to one of my fave games. Trying to grab the peacock feather from under tissue paper!!

I got it!! Almost!!!

In the end, I have to say that TKS and I are grateful to have KK with us this year. She really is making such a difference in our family.

Thank you KK for being one of us!!

How are your holiday preparations coming along?


My Progress Still Shows


I know I am late posting today but stuff just happens, ya know??

But I really do wanna share some progress I am making in getting used to having other humans visit my castle.  As my long time readers know, I don’t get in Mom L’s lap, even though I know she really want me to. But I’m still thinkin’ about that. You also know that I am a bit stand offish when visitors come.

That’s what’s been changing more and more over the last year of so. One of the biggest jumps I have made in progress is when some human comes to visit and sits on MY our couch on MY the third cushion.

Mom L had a visit from her special yoga pal, Miss Kriss. She came to have a cuppa tea and cheer Mom L up as she is recovering from that nasty virus. Miss Kriss clearly didn’t know that she say on MY cushion on the couch. It was a real shock to Mom L when I strode over and hopped up right behind Miss Kriss!!

I hope she gets my hint! And LEAVES!!

But Miss Kriss didn’t get the hint.

Mom!! She’s on my cushion!! Get her off!

I gave Mom L my best stink eye and still I had to endure Miss Kriss on MY cushion! I finally gave up and found another spot. But I was confident enough to actually get behind her and touch her!

And then, Mom L’s neighbor came over a couple weeks later. Mom L sat on MY cushion and Miss Val sat on Mom L’s cushion. Now what was I gonna do?

Bah humbug!! I don’t like the middle cushion!

Yup, I marched right over and much to Mom L’s shock I hopped right up and settled on the middle cushion. Not my choice but hey, I’m making progress even at age 13!!


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