Wednesday, December 3, 2014

A Long Time

Abby: Yes, it has been a very long time since we have written. TOO long. That is why I have such a grumpy face:

Abby Normal is grumpy.

However, we are very happy to report that all is well, here in the home of Abby Normal, Stygia, and Sticks! Everyone is healthy, warm, and very lazy. Okay, well, we don't LET Ms. C and Mr. R be too lazy, because we need to be fed on a very regular basis.


Sticks: As you can see, I am an excellent guard-cat. This spot is not only the ideal place for me to survey the most important things that happen in my home, but it is also very comfy!

Toilet Cat, Sticks.


Worm: Look at me. I am obviously the most gorgeous cat in this house. I am sleek, mysterious, and unlike Sticks, my fur is never unkempt.

Stygia, House Panther.

Thursday, November 14, 2013


Stygia: Ms. C says it is cold outside, but I can't tell from here. From here, it seems like the perfect place to bake. That's what Ms. C calls it anyway. She says I'm a sunpig. I am not any kind of pig, I am a beautiful cat. YOU can see that. Little do the other cats know this will be fuel for me... to stalk them... hehehe!

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Naps: Together or not?

Abby: I don't know how I let this happen. I was sleeping between Ms. C's knees, and right before the camera flashed, I noticed that Sticks was sleeping right next to me with her head on Ms. C's foot. In fact, our back feet were touching!! HOW could that be? I was, however, very comfortable and too lazy to move. Naps are very important.

Sticks: Mr. R wants all of you to know that my name is Sticks, not Styx. Did you know it has almost been one year since I have lived here in my forever home? I am called Sticks because when Mr. R first decided to take me home, I was so skinny and small that I was more like a bundle of sticks than the plush feline I am today. I love my home. I love my people. I even love Abby!

Stygia: I have my OWN spot on the couch, away from those tabbies. I do not need their company. Mr. R and sometimes Ms. C are enough for me.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Happy Gotcha Day and Birthday, Stygia!

Stygia: Today is a very special day for me, because it is both my Gotcha Day and my seventh Birthday! As you can see, I am here putting my paw down early in the morning so that Ms. C will be sure to commemorate this day as she ought!

When I first came to my forever home in August of 2008, I was 2 years old, and so skinny that Ms. C and Mr. R thought they were adopting an oriental style cat. However, as you can see from the examples below, this was not the case! I was depressed and not eating, but as soon as Ms. C gave the the BLUE MOUSIE that you see me rolling with, I knew that I was loved and promptly began to eat and play the way I really wanted to do. I just wanted to know I was loved. 

Besides being my birthday and gotcha day, I hope today will be just like every day since I came to my forever home with Ms. C and Mr. R -- one in which I can roll, play, snooze, and cuddle to my heart's content! 

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Spring Fever

Stygia: This is the BEST time of year because Mum opens the window, and I reap all of the warm benefits! In case you were wondering, I have fully recovered from my UTI problem. I am a much happier cat! Interestingly, it started to come back when my people were feeding me Temptations "Blissful Catnip Flavor" treats. Mr. R speculates that the bright green dye in it aggravates me. 

Ahhhh. The sun. The warm sun. From here, I can see everything. All of the birds, all of the other cats in the house, and Ms. C, since her desk is next to this window. Now, as long as it doesn't thunderstorm like it did last night, I will be very very happy. Because storms make me very very worried.

Abby: I find it important to snoopervise my people constantly. They were spending the evening watching a movie, so I was spending the evening watching THEM. Very important work!

Although, sometimes the work needs to be done while ON a person. Here you can see me keeping Ms. C calm as she watches the movie with Mr. R.  I pretend to sleep. But I am very aware!

Styx: Ms. C says I am "off the rails." I especially enjoy chasing my own tail in the bathtub, but I am not averse to doing so on top of the cat-condo as well. Round spaces are good; every cat knows that!

Monday, March 11, 2013

Poor Stygia!

Ms. C: Stygia went to the vet on Friday morning. She was not very happy about this! She meowed mournfully the whole mile-and-a-half to the vet's office.

As you can see, being at the vet is a scary experience! Stygia burrowed into my elbow/armpit area and remained there for the entire visit. Unlike Styx, she does not get mad and try to fight having her temperature taken or other indignities, such as getting an antibiotics shot. She just hides her little head and waits for it all to be over. She sheds a lot. But otherwise, a model patient:

It seems she has a urinary tract infection (UTI), which she has had before. She does not think that she is lucky that she has to take a pill each evening. I hope she will be feeling better soon. The vet said to expect to see a big improvement in 3-5 days, and if we don't see that, to give a call. Today is day 4 and she still seems to be uncomfortable, so we'll see what happens.

Cross your paws for Stygia!

Sunday, March 3, 2013


Styx:  As you can see, I have been making great progress! I actually managed to sleep right next to Stygia the other day. I don't think she was exactly excited about it, but she was very tired, didn't hiss, and didn't move away. I, myself, was very happy about this occasion. I hope for more.

As you can see, I also rest near Abby (I'm on the blanket on top of the couch). She also did not move away, which is new. We play together pretty often. Sometimes we get rowdy very late at night, which inspires Ms. C to get up and write about us. Tee hee!

I am also helping Ms. C with her new artwork. The paints Mr. R ordered for her for Christmas finally all arrived, and so she has begun to work.  Wouldn't you feel a lot better about work or anything you do in life if you had this view all of the time? 

Stygia: Bastet, grant me the serenity to accept the cats I cannot change, courage to chase the ones I can, and wisdom to know when to stop so Ms. C does not get out the squirt bottle again.