Lady and her siblings were found in a ditch by my sister, Natalie. She rescued the kittens and called me over to tempt me into taking one. After seeing them I just had to take one home for Dresden. He loved his stuffed animals so much that I knew he would love this kitty. We gave Dresden the chance to name the kitty. His choices were PamPam (which was his favorite word for things at the time) and Lady, because he was very much into Thomas the Train. He ended up going with Lady.
Dresden and Lady instantly bonded.
You never had to guess where Lady was at night...
...snuggled in bed with Dresden.
I even found the two of them sleeping under the Christmas tree one year.
Lady was very social and always wanted to be where the boys were. And when the boys weren't around, she would be near Larry. She loved to curl up and sit on Larry's feet when he was at the computer. When it was dinner time for the family she would eat her food as well.
When we got back from our NY and California trips a few weeks ago, Lady just wasn't the same. We started to notice her getting sick when she would eat. I have a feeling because of her social nature, while we were gone she was starving herself because she was waiting for us to get back so she could eat with us. This was the longest we have left her and I think she probably thought we abandoned her, poor kitty. We took her to the vet and they did an x-ray and blood work but couldn't find anything wrong. Our once obedient cat was now jumping up on the counter and table trying to find food. She was starving and wanted to eat but she couldn't keep anything down. She was literally starving to death. After waiting a bit longer to see if she
would get better we decided she was suffering too much.
Our Lazy Fat Cat was no longer the fat cat she once was.
Today she went to kitty heaven. Our family is going to miss our Lady Cat.
I guess the title says it all. Strider has been getting up on his hands and knees for a few weeks. In fact, I thought for sure he would start crawling while we were in NYC. He would get up on his hands and feet and stick his little bum into the air doing some sort of yoga move but it wasn't getting him anywhere. We have helped him by moving his hands and knees back and forth but when it came time to go forward on his own, he would do the belly flop. Today he was finally motivated enough to go after something. I was looking at a Target magazine and he must have liked the colorful pages and wanted them so he made the effort and crawled after the magazine. So, now it's time to baby proof the house. I guess I'll be going to the store tomorrow to buy all those little safety gadgets that a home with a baby needs.
I had to tempt Strider with banana puffs to get him crawling.
Each time he got to one end of the floor
I turned him around and sent him off crawling again.
Each time he made it to the end he received a little treat for his efforts.