Saying Good-bye

It’s never, ever easy. Today, we realized, our little Pi Yao’s time had come. He was born in our home when we took in his Mother during the winter. She was a stray, who turned out to have a home with some very questionable people. We let her go back, only to find her at our door the next morning. Pi Yao suffered from Manx syndrome. Born with an cyst and an exposed spinal cord. It was amazing he lived so long, 5 months. He suddenly became very ill and we knew it wasn’t good. An infection in his spinal cord. I received a message from my mother while I was at work this morning, asking if I could call the vet, it was time. As I broke down, asking my boss if I could leave, she said of course. I held little Pi Yao’s paws as he drifted off into his forever sleep. We’re all devastated. Rest in peace, our sweet little baby Pi Yao.
Peaches and Pi Yao


Merrick Cat Food – Klout Perks


I’m not really sure how I stumbled upon, but saw a few of my friends there and decided why not sign up. Mind you, I haven’t paid attention to it because I’m still not entirely sure what’s going on there, but the other day I received an email regarding  “Klout perk.” I could claim this perk from Merrick, a pet food company that makes grain-free cat food. Always willing to have the kitties try new food (since California Natural and Solid Gold were recalled not too long ago…) I accepted the perk! Flash forward 2-3 weeks later and it arrived! First off, the box was super cute and a lot more than I expected for a sampler box. There were two samples of the wet cat food, a sample of hard food for adult cats, a blue and white checkered napkin, menus, a plate, and a cute little pink collar with charms!


After a lottery, Rosebud was chosen to have the first sample of wet food with a sprinkle of hard food (ok there wasn’t a lottery…he’s just so damn cute) and boy did he like it! We let him have quite a go at the sample before passing it on, but as you can see from the last photo, it was chop-licking-good. =)

Rosebud trying Merrick Cat Food

The highest praise, however, came from my cat-loving friend who mentioned that her cats eat Merrick cat food! I had no idea, I guess it’s not a subject we’d covered before. One of her cats has diabetes and has a strict diet. Knowing Merrick is good enough for her cats, I think we’ll definitely have to see about getting some for ours.
Rosie likes it!

Merrick cat food, Rosebud-approved!

Reading by the Fire

Reading by the fire
Ahh, it’s feeling like Autumn today! (Yesterday was miserable, so let’s not talk about that) I thought I’d do a little photoshoot with Anna, a book, the fireplace, and some old fake logs. Oh and why not a chicken! It’s been a while since I involved a chicken in a shoot. Kittens kept photo-bombing the shots, but that’s ok.
Cat bombed the shot
Unfortunately, I can’t decide which I like the most, so I had to upload them all.
Reading by the fire