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Title: Oh My
Post by: Steve on January 18, 2009, 03:23:01 PM
A stray wandered onto our block last night.  Stayed with our neighbor but we decided to take her in till we can find the owner.  Creme Persian? . . . Main Coon?,  de-clawed, totally friendly, a real sweetheart. In fact taking a nice nap on our couch right now.

No signs up in the neighborhood fitting her description.

Wish us luck.

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/new.jpg)



Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: mainecoonpeg on January 18, 2009, 03:58:34 PM
Oh My is right!!!!
She is beautiful   :D
Creamsicle Persian


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on January 18, 2009, 04:13:00 PM
Oh My is right!!!!
She is beautiful   :D
Creamsicle Persian

Yes she is beautiful. Little sneeze light cold probably nothing major. Right ear has slight redness in the small fold. Little minor ear wax right ear.  We brought her over from Alicias house and she made herself right at home as if she's been our cat for years. She's talking to us, purring, demanding pets and laps.

This angel has to have an owner.  We'll do what we can to find them. 


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: mainecoonpeg on January 18, 2009, 04:15:57 PM
Maybe she's home with her new "right" owners   ;)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on January 18, 2009, 04:17:51 PM
Maybe she's home with her new "right" owners   ;)

 ;) Yup I've been thinking this may be another "divine assignment" already.



Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: trudy1 on January 18, 2009, 04:19:03 PM
Oh wow, what a beautiful cat. good luck finding her owner.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on January 18, 2009, 04:23:01 PM
(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/new2.jpg)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on January 18, 2009, 04:23:55 PM
Oh wow, what a beautiful cat. good luck finding her owner.

We think we are going to ask for proof of ownership just to be safe. Unless the owner runs in the house and makes it obvious it's her, his, or their cat. We'll take our time.

Right now she's sprawled out on the couch luxuriating. She's 12 lbs we weighed her. She also loves to be held.

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/new3.jpg)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: tesla on January 18, 2009, 04:42:51 PM
She is so beautiful.  Apparently, she could end up like Gorgeous, just another kitty reading the "sign" on the house.

Hope all turns out the way it should.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: catmom5 on January 18, 2009, 04:45:23 PM
Sometimes they just show up . . . and stay! She IS very beautiful and she sounds very sweet. And it looks like she's very comfortable with you. Keep us posted, for sure.

catmom5


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on January 18, 2009, 04:46:44 PM
(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/new4.jpg)

What can one say?  :)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: catmom5 on January 18, 2009, 04:54:35 PM
WELCOME HOME???

 ;D


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on January 18, 2009, 04:57:40 PM
She doesn't have a pure Persian face. The ears are longer and she doesn't have the "pug" face.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: tesla on January 18, 2009, 05:01:14 PM
She does have a longer nose that is common in shaded silver or golden persians and what breeders term, "pet" quality persians.  She could be purebred after all.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on January 18, 2009, 05:05:57 PM
She does have a longer nose that is common in shaded silver or golden persians and what breeders term, "pet" quality persians.  She could be purebred after all.

Very true.  We're going to call our Vet and see about a quick check up just to make sure this sneeze doesn't get out of hand and to check that right ear. She (or he) does have a few mats.

For tonight we're just going to let her and ourselves luxuriate.

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/new5.jpg)




Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: lesliek on January 18, 2009, 06:03:18 PM
She/he certainly looks like your house is its new home ! Doesn't look like she's been out on her own too long or would be dirtier & skinnier.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: JJ on January 18, 2009, 06:13:49 PM
Steve this lil baby looks right at home on your couch. So beautiful - I sure hope you'll keep her unless the owner steps up with proof this beautiful fur baby is their's.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on January 18, 2009, 06:29:21 PM
Steve this lil baby looks right at home on your couch. So beautiful - I sure hope you'll keep her unless the owner steps up with proof this beautiful fur baby is their's.

We've pretty much already made a decision if the true owner can not be found we'll keep her.



Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on January 18, 2009, 06:36:58 PM
She/he certainly looks like your house is its new home ! Doesn't look like she's been out on her own too long or would be dirtier & skinnier.

She's in pretty good shape. 


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: catbird on January 18, 2009, 06:55:02 PM
What a lovely cat!  I hope if she's lost, her owners can be found, but that is sadly not often the case.  So you may have a new kitty--and what a kitty!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on January 18, 2009, 07:08:04 PM
What a lovely cat!  I hope if she's lost, her owners can be found, but that is sadly not often the case.  So you may have a new kitty--and what a kitty!

I know. Right now it appears a purrfect angel from heaven was dropped right into our lives.

We're truly astounded. It's like she's lived with us for years and she's only been here 4 1/2 hours.



Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: JJ on January 18, 2009, 07:59:38 PM
Steve since you mentioned a lil angel has been dropped into your lives - the coloring of animals like your new baby remind me of angels. Like when babies are born whether they be a white squirrel, white deer, etc. or with a lil mixture in the white - I think they are angels sent to us and we are to care for them. My dog now is like we have known we were meant to be together - she has the same coloring as  your new addition. So beautiful our angels are!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on January 18, 2009, 08:07:46 PM
We think she could be a Ragamuffin.

She looks very close to this.  The Ragamuffin Cat was bred from the Ragdoll cat family.

(http://www.cats-central.com/cat-pictures/ragamuffin.jpg)



Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: petslave on January 18, 2009, 09:19:36 PM
She's beautiful!  And looks like she found her home.  I hope you get to keep her.  She does look like a Ragamuffin, doesn't she.  I was going to say snowshoe or ragdoll with that white mask on her nose, but I don't know if they come in such pale colors.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on January 18, 2009, 09:35:01 PM
She's beautiful!  And looks like she found her home.  I hope you get to keep her.  She does look like a Ragamuffin, doesn't she.  I was going to say snowshoe or ragdoll with that white mask on her nose, but I don't know if they come in such pale colors.

A RagaMuffin's personality is one of extreme sweetness.  The RagaMuffin is docile, by nature, and must be kept from harm's way.  They enjoy having their tummies rubbed and will often lie on their backs.


Well, I think we just may have us a Ragamuffin.



Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on January 18, 2009, 09:50:53 PM
Well she ate, jumped on the bed and took a bath.

Now she's going to sleep right in the middle of the bed.  Guess I'll have 6" of sleeping space to make do with tonight.

See ya tomorrow



Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: catwoods on January 19, 2009, 12:02:29 AM
Lol, I hear you on the sleeping space. What a beautiful and sweet kitty. Hope you get to keep her.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on January 19, 2009, 04:49:17 AM
Good morning.

She slept better then I did that's for sure.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Spartycats on January 19, 2009, 05:10:19 AM
Perhaps Angel April guided her to you.
She is a lovely, lovely cat.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Pita_Purr_Parler on January 19, 2009, 07:07:19 AM
Gorgeous baby found you!! Wow. She is so pretty and looks right at home with y'all.  :D


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on January 19, 2009, 10:07:51 AM
(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/new6cropped.jpg)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Pita_Purr_Parler on January 19, 2009, 10:26:28 AM
 :D ;D Spoiled enough to feel right at home. too cute!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on January 19, 2009, 01:06:26 PM
She finally allowed me to snap a pic of those pretty eyes.

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/new7.jpg)



Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: catwoods on January 19, 2009, 01:13:15 PM
She looks very much at home.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on January 19, 2009, 01:31:41 PM
Really beautiful cat!  An open spot doesn't stay open for long.  She must have been drawn to good energy - a good sign for your home.

"Signs and Wonders"

 ;)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: 3catkidneyfailure on January 19, 2009, 02:14:33 PM
This little lady obviously has wormed her way right into your heart, Steve. I hope
you can keep her for she would be a lucky lady.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Mandycat on January 19, 2009, 03:54:15 PM
Really beautiful kitty, Steve!  I agree she looks like a Ragamuffin.  If you are unable to find her owner, I know you will give you a wonderful, loving home.  She seems very content already!   ;D


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Cato on January 19, 2009, 04:52:41 PM
awww.... what a lovely lovely kitty!  We have all fallen in love with her, I can see  :D


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: trudy1 on January 19, 2009, 04:57:41 PM
She's in such great shape, it looks like She would have an owner. did you call the spca to see if anyone was missing Her?
If not, you sure have a beautiful baby at your house. ;D


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Sandi K on January 19, 2009, 05:09:01 PM
Oh my, she is indeed a beautimous girl!  I am so thankful she picked out your home to go to!   


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on January 19, 2009, 05:11:14 PM
She's in such great shape, it looks like She would have an owner. did you call the spca to see if anyone was missing Her?
If not, you sure have a beautiful baby at your house. ;D

We took a few small steps today but are going to take it slow.  The only thing I can think of is two things.  An owner went out of town and she scooted out the door unnoticed or something.  Or she's been abandoned.  

She'll be safe and happy with us in the meantime.





Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Sandi K on January 19, 2009, 05:15:05 PM
Do you know if anyone new has moved in the neighborhood recently, I dont know what your area is like but that might be something you would know about.  Was she really hungry when you fed her like maybe she had been without food for awhile?  Steve, she is precious.  Unfortunately, in this day and age with the economy the way it is, perhaps she did get abandoned.  I hope it all works out, she is in the best possible place she could be, these cats are sooooo smart, they just know whose house to go to!   


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on January 19, 2009, 05:17:38 PM
This little lady obviously has wormed her way right into your heart, Steve. I hope
you can keep her for she would be a lucky lady.

We planned on readopting later this year. But life happens while your making plans.

 ;)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on January 19, 2009, 05:25:12 PM
Do you know if anyone new has moved in the neighborhood recently, I dont know what your area is like but that might be something you would know about.  Was she really hungry when you fed her like maybe she had been without food for awhile?  Steve, she is precious.  Unfortunately, in this day and age with the economy the way it is, perhaps she did get abandoned.  I hope it all works out, she is in the best possible place she could be, these cats are sooooo smart, they just know whose house to go to!   

We live in relatively pro active neighborhood.  People know each other and the pets up here but haven't noticed or heard of any new residents.  I drove around our neighborhood this morning for about 2o minutes and did not see one Lost Cat poster.

She wasn't starving.  We got her some dry food and she eats, drinks some water then bathes.

Basically within five minutes she made herself perfectly at home.  We're watching TV right now and she's in Kates lap schmoozing.
(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/new8.jpg)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: lesliek on January 19, 2009, 05:38:35 PM
Well it looks like she has picked out her new family ! Hopefully no one is searching for her because it sounds like it will be hard for you to give her up.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Sandi K on January 19, 2009, 05:41:23 PM
Wow Steve, she looks very large in size, she does have a Maine-coonish appearance to her.  Very unusual and beautiful colorings.  Both your girls look very happy. 


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on January 19, 2009, 05:45:38 PM
Wow Steve, she looks very large in size, she does have a Maine-coonish appearance to her.  Very unusual and beautiful colorings.  Both your girls look very happy. 

She's 12 lbs. Her colorings are very pretty.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on January 19, 2009, 08:58:59 PM
(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/new9.jpg)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: JJ on January 19, 2009, 09:13:38 PM
This little lady obviously has wormed her way right into your heart, Steve. I hope
you can keep her for she would be a lucky lady.

We planned on readopting later this year.

Really like this, really. So true......


>>>>>>>>  But life happens while your making plans. <<<<<<<<<<<<<

 ;)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: catbird on January 20, 2009, 06:02:34 AM
I keep coming back to look at this thread, because this is one of the most beautiful cats I've ever seen.  The red-tipped hairs on the lighter undercoat are particularly striking.  And she's sweet and affectionate as well--seems like the perfect cat.  If she is lost, I feel very sorry for the people who lost her.  I am so glad that this lovely kitty found someone to take care of her.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Pita_Purr_Parler on January 20, 2009, 06:24:35 AM
Are we sure it's a girl?

 :D I've not seen females that large.. but I guess I've never seen a  Maine Coone kitty either..


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on January 20, 2009, 07:30:15 AM
lesliek . . . we would love nothing more then a loving and dedicated owner to surface in this situation.  Kate and I are in no rush to find "the wrong owner" though. 

Offy . . .  she's a girl. 


The mystery here is how such a sweet and gentle little girl ended up wandering on the streets homeless. And why we can not find one clue as to an effort from an owner to find her.

If this had been April we would have been all over the place searching NON STOP until we found her.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: catmom5 on January 20, 2009, 07:58:37 AM
Had the same situation with Sassy ~ no one, absolutely no one was looking for her. Guess it was my lucky day!  ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: JustMe on January 20, 2009, 10:29:30 AM
What a pretty girl.  She looks very clean....couldn't have been on the streets very long.  Maybe someone dumped her off in your neighborhood or she wandered out or was turned out of an elderly/sick person's home, so nobody is looking for her.  Or somebody moved and couldn't take her.  Either way, glad you are able to give her a good home now.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on January 20, 2009, 10:52:45 AM
What a pretty girl.  She looks very clean....couldn't have been on the streets very long.  Maybe someone dumped her off in your neighborhood or she wandered out or was turned out of an elderly/sick person's home, so nobody is looking for her.  Or somebody moved and couldn't take her.  Either way, glad you are able to give her a good home now.

She's perfectly content taking the morning snooze in the comforter at this very moment.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: JJ on January 20, 2009, 11:03:02 AM
Steve a guardian guided this stunning beauty to your door cause they knew you would love and care for her for the rest of her life. Those eyes - wow, so pretty.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on January 20, 2009, 11:26:59 AM
Steve a guardian guided this stunning beauty to your door cause they knew you would love and care for her for the rest of her life. Those eyes - wow, so pretty.

It may be so. Our other four angel cats all came into our life guided on by "extraordinary and unusual" circumstances.

This could be no different.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on January 20, 2009, 02:41:05 PM
Not a very flattering Picture but . . .  :D

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/new10.jpg)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: caylee on January 20, 2009, 04:24:30 PM
;D ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on January 20, 2009, 05:19:48 PM
(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/new11.jpg)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Mandycat on January 20, 2009, 06:03:29 PM
Oh my goodness!  She likes belly rubs!   ;D  They say when you can touch a cat's belly like that, it is total trust!   ;)   ;D  She has indeed claimed you, Steve and Kate! 


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Cato on January 20, 2009, 06:21:23 PM
She's a big cat!  And a darling!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Sandi K on January 20, 2009, 08:31:15 PM
She is gorgeous, looks just like fluffy cotton candy!  :-*


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: mainecoonpeg on January 20, 2009, 08:34:08 PM
Steve and Kate.........
My crew is looking at the pictures of your new acquisition and her peaceful wonderful new home and people.
They are packing their little hobo bags.
They're moving in with you guys


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: JJ on January 20, 2009, 09:33:46 PM
Awwww Peg - so cute, their Lil Hobo Bags. I can just see them in my minds eye going up to Steve and Kate's door and saying "We Want to live with you, purty pleeeeassse!"


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: catwoods on January 20, 2009, 10:31:59 PM
 ;D Agree with Mandycat that it's total trust when kitties allow belly rubs.....

Great description, Sandi, "Fluffy cotton candy" ;D

Peg, lol on "packing their little hobo bags", ha, ha you can just see it, like JJ says.

Hoping this kitty does end up staying with you, Steve!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on January 21, 2009, 06:58:43 AM
She's on the screened front porch at this moment. Very curious about Charli' the squirrel.



Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on January 22, 2009, 07:00:44 AM
"It's gonna be a bright, bright sunny day"

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/new12.jpg)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: tesla on January 22, 2009, 01:25:49 PM
Poco, funny, I was thinking the very same thing.  Where's the squirrel?  Such a beautiful girl.  You could call her "candy" short for cotton candy, because she sure looks like it.  So beautiful and so content.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: straybaby on January 22, 2009, 01:27:35 PM
What a pretty girl.  She looks very clean....couldn't have been on the streets very long.  Maybe someone dumped her off in your neighborhood or she wandered out or was turned out of an elderly/sick person's home, so nobody is looking for her.  Or somebody moved and couldn't take her.  Either way, glad you are able to give her a good home now.

Also possible she came from another area. Someone else may have found her and taken her home. She gets out again, and they don't look too hard because they haven't had her long or they figure she "went back home". Think about some of the stories you hear about microchipped pets making it home after several years, they usually lived with someone else in between. I'm sure vets see many "found" pets and the finder has good intentions, but doesn't know how to locate owners. Same with lost pets, owners don't know all their options for finding a pet. I can't tell you how many good owners who had pets slip away from them, didn't know we had a city shelter system that dealt with lost and found pets. They came into the neighborhood shelter because they lived by it. Not sure what they would have done if they didn't know the 'hood shelter was there.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on January 22, 2009, 02:32:21 PM
For now she's in safe hands.

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/new14.jpg)

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/new13.jpg)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: caylee on January 22, 2009, 03:53:30 PM
 ;D "Guarding the 'mouse' "

Love the pix!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on January 22, 2009, 04:39:49 PM
;D "Guarding the 'mouse' "

Love the pix!

She's a doll no doubt about it.  I was trying to use the mouse to upload some pic's and she was playing with it.

I said . . "if your going to be my secretary you need to know I have to use the mouse".

 ;)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: caylee on January 22, 2009, 04:45:43 PM
She's a doll no doubt about it.  I was trying to use the mouse to upload some pic's and she was playing with it.

I said . . "if your going to be my secretary you need to know I have to use the mouse".

 ;)




;D  ;D  ;D  ;D


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Sandi K on January 22, 2009, 04:52:52 PM
Oh Steve, she is just precious.  She truly is an angel.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on January 22, 2009, 05:44:52 PM
Oh Steve, she is just precious.  She truly is an angel.

I can't help wonder right now if she is exactly that. 

I am truly humbled. 




Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on January 23, 2009, 08:19:30 AM
(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/new15.jpg?t=1232728654)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Pita_Purr_Parler on January 23, 2009, 08:21:51 AM
There's nothing I've ever seen before that says "No Worries" any better than that photo.



Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on January 23, 2009, 08:44:44 AM
There's nothing I've ever seen before that says "No Worries" any better than that photo.



Yes indeed her worries have ended and mine have just begun!

 :D

She has a few mats here and there that will need shaving.  No doubt our groomers are going to have to handle it.  Other then that and what kind of diet she's not real high maintenance.



Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: JJ on January 25, 2009, 12:36:11 AM
How could you resist not taking that lil face with those chubby cheeks in your hands and just kissing her all over it? She is a lil Angel girl.....


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on January 25, 2009, 08:11:37 AM
Okay we're thinking to call her Sasha.

Next up. . . Diet. . . .  Arrrrrgh. . . :P

I got two small cans of Wellness Chicken.  She looked at it, then went to her dry food and ate that instead. 

Okay, here we go. . . . . . . . the great "Who Do We Trust" game.

Wish us luck.




Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on January 25, 2009, 08:31:54 PM
Adopted . . .

Well, she's ours.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: NedF on January 25, 2009, 09:58:22 PM
That is such a beautiful cat! I really hope you find her owners or they find you because they must be frantic with worry.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: catbird on January 26, 2009, 06:02:52 AM
Adopted? It's official?

Yay!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on January 26, 2009, 07:13:16 AM
That is such a beautiful cat! I really hope you find her owners or they find you because they must be frantic with worry.

Ned,

If the owners were frantic with worry they would have contacted us by now.  There is ZERO indication that anyone is looking for her.  It has been 9 days now.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on January 26, 2009, 07:13:56 AM
Adopted? It's official?

Yay!

She adopted us.

 ;)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: kittylyda on January 26, 2009, 07:28:09 AM
Just catching up on this thread.  What a beautiful cat.  And so trusting with the belly rubs and all.  Congratulations on the new addition to your family!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Cato on January 26, 2009, 09:37:13 AM
Congatulations!!!   :D :D :D


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: JJ on January 26, 2009, 11:27:10 AM
Awwwww so glad Sasha adopted you and decided she wants to stay forever.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on January 26, 2009, 12:14:32 PM
Awwwww so glad Sasha adopted you and decided she wants to stay forever.

She's obviously not interested in leaving either.

 :D


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on January 26, 2009, 02:24:09 PM
Ned,

I understand what you mean. For now, she has a safe home.  If need be a permanent one.

I am working ultra creatively, and thinking "outside the box" in trying to solve this mystery with every obvious technique imaginable.

The owner is going to have to put out some effort, and STEP FORWARD.

It's that simple.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: NedF on January 26, 2009, 02:28:46 PM
Hopefully they'll put a lost cat ad in the paper or something. My mom was on vacation when Rusty disappeared and it was 7 days before she was able to start looking for him.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Spartycats on January 26, 2009, 02:35:28 PM
In the age of the internet, if people start to use something like this, maybe it will help.

http://www.tabbytracker.com/ (http://www.tabbytracker.com/)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: tesla on January 26, 2009, 02:58:08 PM
Well, I pray that all works out the way it should.  Sasha is quite beautiful and by the pictures looks like she has always been part of the family.  She looks so content.  I hope this is a congratulations on both your parts.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on January 26, 2009, 03:06:58 PM
Our Vet is going to check Sasha to see if she is chipped.

I am also going to visit Vets close by with some pics to see if perhaps they know her.

If every effort fails. Sasha has a good home where she'll be loved and given the best. 


What breaks my heart is there are so many abandoned pets these days. 


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Sandi K on January 26, 2009, 03:09:08 PM
Steve, can you tell approx how old she is?  Im not good at determining cats ages unless I can clearly see they are widdle kittens.   :D


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on January 26, 2009, 04:24:26 PM
Steve, can you tell approx how old she is?  Im not good at determining cats ages unless I can clearly see they are widdle kittens.   :D

Most likely 3 to 5.



Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: JustMe on January 26, 2009, 05:06:04 PM
If it was me, I would leave the fact that she is declawed out of any descriptions or photos you give out/post.  Only the real owner would know that detail or the owner's vet or a close friend IMO.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on January 26, 2009, 05:19:11 PM
If it was me, I would leave the fact that she is declawed out of any descriptions or photos you give out/post.  Only the real owner would know that detail or the owner's vet or a close friend IMO.

That's exactly what we're doing.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: petslave on January 26, 2009, 07:24:26 PM
If you're going to post anything or put a lost notice in a newspaper, be very vague, even to the point of just saying "found cat, call ...".  I wouldn't post a pic anywhere.  Leave it up to the caller to describe her to make sure her real people are claiming her.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: JJ on January 26, 2009, 07:32:19 PM
Good thinking petslave.

Steve you said your living in a pro active neighborhood. Would the possibility exist that someone drove thru your neighborhood and dropped this beauty off rather than a pet shelter in hopes someone would take her in and take care of her? Just a thought on Sasha showing up and you finding her before anything bad happened to her.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on January 26, 2009, 07:43:57 PM
If you're going to post anything or put a lost notice in a newspaper, be very vague, even to the point of just saying "found cat, call ...".  I wouldn't post a pic anywhere.  Leave it up to the caller to describe her to make sure her real people are claiming her.

We got every base covered to protect Sasha from unscrupulous people with bad intentions.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on January 26, 2009, 07:50:43 PM
Good thinking petslave.

Steve you said your living in a pro active neighborhood. Would the possibility exist that someone drove thru your neighborhood and dropped this beauty off rather than a pet shelter in hopes someone would take her in and take care of her? Just a thought on Sasha showing up and you finding her before anything bad happened to her.

Yes that is a very high possibility.

That's how our two feline tabby sisters "found us" back in 1985. We witnessed a young couple stop their car, the lady got out and put two barely weaned babies in the grass and then they drove off. I went out and walked over, looked down, and literally could not believe human beings could be so irresponsible.

We managed to coax the girls to lap warm milk from a saucer the first week. Then small portions of moist food from there on out.

The "girls" had a long happy life with us.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: JJ on January 26, 2009, 07:55:52 PM
Well Steve and Kate I'm sure if Sasha's owners do not show up she will have a long and happy life with both of you.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on January 26, 2009, 08:05:38 PM
Progress Report

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/new16.jpg)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on January 26, 2009, 08:10:37 PM
And just so each of you know I truly appreciate everyone's ideas, input, concerns and suggestions.

I truly do.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Sandi K on January 26, 2009, 08:36:40 PM
Oh my goodness, she is a real beauty and such a sweet girl.  Sophers could learn to take some lessons from Sasha!  When Sophers does the "belly move", its proceed at your own risk.   :o


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on January 26, 2009, 08:48:59 PM
Oh my goodness, she is a real beauty and such a sweet girl.  Sophers could learn to take some lessons from Sasha!  When Sophers does the "belly move", its proceed at your own risk.   :o

Sasha like most felines has her "limits" also. 

No doubt at some point Sophers will probably "give in" and let you pet the belly to your hearts content.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Sandi K on January 26, 2009, 11:25:45 PM
You may be right Steve, LOL  Sophers is still very very young and had a pretty rough start to her life being so ill so I dont think she got alot of it out of her system when she was a kitten.  Please keep those pretty pics of Sasha a comin!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: catmom5 on January 27, 2009, 05:32:32 AM
It's a really tough situation to find cats/kittens roaming and to know what to do. Most of you are familiar with Sassy, who walked into my life last June. She wasn't scruffy or shaggy looking, pretty thin, but she was the friendliest, most affectionate cat I've ever known. At some point she must have lived with people who cared for her, but she also had "street smarts"! We'll never know how she came to be mine (okay, mine in my heart if not my home  ;) ) but no one, no one was looking for her. I suspect she was simply turned lose to fend for herself. Maybe they knew she was pregnant, maybe not. There are a lot of renters/some apartments in my neighborhood and people are coming and going all the time. After a few weeks (and being vetted and cared for properly) I decided that no one was looking for her and she was mine! And, I'm sorry if someone was missing her, but they had every opportunity to find her but didn't. My other option would have been animal control ~ and that was simply a non-option although I did check with them daily for a while. And I don't for one second regret taking her in.

So, having had a beloved cat wander off and never found, I understand the pain of not knowing. It's absolutely heartbreaking and never leaves you. But having been on the "finding end" I still would do nothing different.

Not an easy situation, for sure, but I'm glad that Sasha has found a safe home and that, however she got to you, there is a good ending. I've always hoped that Shagger, my cat, was taken in by someone who gave her a wonderful home. As far as people just dumping kittens, cats, puppies, dogs . . . I think it happens much more than we'd like to admit.



Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Mandycat on February 18, 2009, 09:39:36 PM
Sent a PM to Steve to ask for an update on Sasha now that we are back on-line.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Sandi K on February 18, 2009, 09:55:33 PM
Oh thats a good idea Mandy, thank you! 


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: August on February 19, 2009, 12:31:10 AM
Oh wow, what a wonderful thread to read on my first day back on Itchmo after such a major drought!!   :D

I hope to see a happy update soon...with more photos!  They're so cute!   :D



Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on February 19, 2009, 07:12:31 AM
Sasha's running around at this moment on the screened porch trying to chase birds and squirrels.

She's a Maine Coon


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: catbird on February 19, 2009, 07:19:40 AM
More pictures pretty please!  How did you find out she's a Maine Coon?  How are things going?


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: tesla on February 19, 2009, 07:40:59 AM
Definitely more pictures, please........!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on February 19, 2009, 07:42:50 AM
More pictures pretty please!  How did you find out she's a Maine Coon?  How are things going?

A best friend is a Maine Coon "expert" and she came over to check out Sasha.  Sasha's very easy to get along with and she has a feisty side as well.  Likes to "run around" when she's in the mood for play.  She like's big balls of yarn.  If Kate is working on a knitting project she'll come in and casually pick up the ball of yarn in her mouth and just walk off with it.  She's obviously in excellent health.  She's totally un-intimidated by the cold and will take a nap on the porch in it. This is really different since our other four did not like the cold and would not go out if it was 50.  It's about 24 degrees right now and she's out there acting like it's nothing.

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/new17.jpg)





Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: August on February 19, 2009, 07:12:10 PM
Well she certainly is at home!   :D

She looks very happy to be living with you.   :)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on February 20, 2009, 07:14:36 AM
Well she certainly is at home!   :D

She looks very happy to be living with you.   :)

No problem there she has her favorite spots and such picked out already. 


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: JJ on February 20, 2009, 11:16:07 AM
She must have had huskie or great pyrenees in her genes - to love the cold. My dog is part Huskie and will sit outside even when its below zero. She seems content in that pic on the bench though.....


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on February 20, 2009, 11:21:17 AM
She must have had huskie or great pyrenees in her genes - to love the cold. My dog is part Huskie and will sit outside even when its below zero. She seems content in that pic on the bench though.....

If Sasha has Maine Coon ancestry it's no surprise they are made for the harsh Northern Winters. 


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: caylee on February 20, 2009, 03:23:20 PM
I thought of Sasha often during the long itchmo outage and wondered if she was doing OK. I'm so glad to read that she is still content in your home.

Hugs


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on February 20, 2009, 04:42:29 PM
I thought of Sasha often during the long itchmo outage and wondered if she was doing OK. I'm so glad to read that she is still content in your home.

Hugs

Her training, umm I mean my training is going very well.

 ;)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: JustMe on February 20, 2009, 05:12:09 PM
Steve,

I take it Sasha has found her furever home with you?  If so, I will move her thread out of our Shelter and Rescues for Adoption section into a cozy new home in The Den.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on February 20, 2009, 05:17:38 PM
Steve,

I take it Sasha has found her furever home with you?  If so, I will move her thread out of our Shelter and Rescues for Adoption section into a cozy new home in The Den.

Sounds good. Make it so!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: catbird on February 20, 2009, 06:58:52 PM
Steve, I do so enjoy looking at your pictures of Sasha.   I still say she is one of the most beautiful cats I have ever seen.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on February 20, 2009, 07:47:47 PM
(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/new20.jpg)

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/new19.jpg)




Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Mandycat on February 20, 2009, 08:22:18 PM
She sure is a beauty, Steve!  And looking very content!   :)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: caylee on February 20, 2009, 08:47:12 PM
I'd say that is one contented kitty.

Hugs


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: catwoods on February 20, 2009, 08:50:12 PM
She's a very pretty girl and she is making herself comfy and at home.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on February 21, 2009, 08:14:44 AM
Sasha is a BOY.

First "get acquainted" vet visit today.  Looking good.

The problem is he has so much  fluff back there we couldn't tell. 

 :)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: JustMe on February 21, 2009, 08:24:38 AM
LOL. So, how old does your vet think handsome "Sasha" is?


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on February 21, 2009, 08:28:43 AM
LOL. So, how old does your vet think handsome "Sasha" is?

5 . . my guess originally was 3 to 5.

Sash did an excellent job impressing Cindy.   ;)

(Sasha is a male and female given name. It originated in Russia and Eastern Europe as a diminutive version of the names Alexander and Alexandra.)

 8)





Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: JJ on February 21, 2009, 09:18:42 AM
Great name that is not gender specific. Does he stay in that lil bed or cozy up under the covers with both of you too?


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on February 21, 2009, 09:35:24 AM
Great name that is not gender specific. Does he stay in that lil bed or cozy up under the covers with both of you too?

Sash' enjoys variety. I bought him that snoozy bed but he likes to lay next to it.  This is his favorite spot.  Sometimes he will sleep on the bed.  And we're still not sure he is Maine Coon. We're still leaning heavily toward Ragamuffin.

Sasha weighed in at 13.80 Lbs.  Ragamuffin males can weigh between 15 to 20 lbs.



Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: catbird on February 21, 2009, 10:13:53 AM
Well, since this fabulous feline turned out to be a male, I'm glad you chose a name that works for both genders!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on February 21, 2009, 10:46:09 AM
Well, since this fabulous feline turned out to be a male, I'm glad you chose a name that works for both genders!

He's a very sweet boy.  Did okay at the Vet today too. Just a basic checkup.  When Cindy was done and we were talking with her Sash just lounged on the floor with his right paw curled, and made himself right at home.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: caylee on February 21, 2009, 10:54:21 AM
Well that was a surprise, but a pleasant one. Glad he checked out ok with the vet.

Hugs


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: mal on February 21, 2009, 11:06:32 AM



 ;D Sounds like Sash is just full of surprises.

Reminds me of my son when he got his 2 kittens. He told me they were brother and sister and I never thought to look LOL The first vet visit confirmed they were 2 sisters.

Regardless of the fact that Sash turned out to be a boy, he is definitely one happy fellow now that he is HOME.

Keep the pics coming!!




Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on February 21, 2009, 11:20:11 AM
I wonder if that look is . . "No more car rides for awhile okay?"

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/new21.jpg)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: caylee on February 21, 2009, 11:34:38 AM
That is so cute. Kitties do love to sit in empty boxes, in fact I sometimes wonder if they prefer them to the expensive beds we buy for them.

Hugs


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on February 21, 2009, 11:42:57 AM
That is so cute. Kitties do love to sit in empty boxes, in fact I sometimes wonder if they prefer them to the expensive beds we buy for them.

Hugs

To be truthful I think 9 out of 10 cats agree with you.   ;)

Although they may do that just to keep us humble.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: lesliek on February 21, 2009, 04:44:46 PM
Steve- Glad the vet visit went well, ;D about the sex though ! Good thing you picked a name that works for both.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Mandycat on February 21, 2009, 05:24:05 PM
 :D   ;D   :D   ;D   Well, HE is still a beautiful cat!!  Is it okay to call a boycat beautiful?   :D  Glad the vet visit went well.  I assume that he has been neutered since he is about 5 years old?  I think he looks more like a Ragamuffin than Maine Coon, although they are both big, fluffy cats.  Are there standards for them that can definitely distinguish the two? 


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on February 21, 2009, 05:32:07 PM
:D   ;D   :D   ;D   Well, HE is still a beautiful cat!!  Is it okay to call a boycat beautiful?   :D  Glad the vet visit went well.  I assume that he has been neutered since he is about 5 years old?  I think he looks more like a Ragamuffin than Maine Coon, although they are both big, fluffy cats.  Are there standards for them that can definitely distinguish the two? 

Yes he's neutered.  There are a few subtle characteristics like eye shape, nose shape, mouth shape that highly suggests Ragamuffin.

For now he's basically a "huggin' boy" . . .  :D


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on February 21, 2009, 05:45:58 PM
Steve- Glad the vet visit went well, ;D about the sex though ! Good thing you picked a name that works for both.

Sasha's right ear was a little dirty, so Cindy took a swab and it didn't turn out to be mites. She cleaned both his ears thoroughly and were going to give him once a day drops for this week for very minor inflammation caused by scratching-minor irritation.

He passed everything else with flying colors.  Only thing we need to start working on is trimming off some mats in his coat.



Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: catwoods on February 21, 2009, 07:21:42 PM
 ;D ;D ;D Well, I must amend my former comment! He's a very handsome boy cat!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on February 22, 2009, 12:49:45 PM
(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/new23.jpg)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: caylee on February 22, 2009, 12:55:43 PM
"oh, if only that door was not in my way . . ."


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on February 22, 2009, 12:59:28 PM
"oh, if only that door was not in my way . . ."

Indeed. Charli' and Sasha are getting acquainted. Charli' comes right up to the door.

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/new24.jpg)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: caylee on February 22, 2009, 01:14:39 PM
My cats like to chatter at the bird feeder out my window. They are so cute when they do that! Their tails swish and sway with each chatter noise.

Those are really cute pictures, Steve.



Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on February 22, 2009, 01:22:28 PM
Some here may have not met our pet squirrel Charli'.

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/Charli.jpg)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: caylee on February 22, 2009, 01:32:51 PM
Charli' and Sasha will become good friends in no time it looks like.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: JustMe on February 22, 2009, 01:53:52 PM
They are cute. I just showed Charli to my DH. 



Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Mandycat on February 22, 2009, 01:58:56 PM
Looks like a friendship is indeed blooming!   ;D  They are so cute!   :)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: tesla on February 22, 2009, 04:08:49 PM
They both look quite happy in their wonderful surroundings.  Love the pictures.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on February 22, 2009, 04:24:28 PM
They both look quite happy in their wonderful surroundings.  Love the pictures.

Sasha is definitely helping to mend my broken heart.  He's filled a huge void since we lost April last October. I'm still not over losing my little girl cat but time will heal.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: tesla on February 22, 2009, 04:42:51 PM
Sasha is definitely helping to mend my broken heart.  He's filled a huge void since we lost April last October. I'm still not over losing my little girl cat but time will heal.

Steve, I understand how you feel.  Both Jack and Spooky came into my life after Brownie and Snowy died within a month of each other last year.  I still miss them terribly and cry about them often, but the new arrivals have helped ease the pain.  I'm glad Sasha has found you, I think it must have been some divine intervention.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: August on February 22, 2009, 09:07:34 PM
OMG LOL at cutie pie Charli!   :D :D

What fun for Sasha (and everybody)!  We're so envious!  We've been trying for the past year and a half to coerce birds to come eat seed off our balcony on the 5th floor, but we've had very few customers.

Especially since Chami charged at the glass door and scared the one-and-only eater away.  ;)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on February 23, 2009, 07:36:44 AM
Ball I got Sash so he doesn't shred all of Kates pricey yarn.
(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/new25.jpg)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on February 23, 2009, 07:44:52 AM
OMG LOL at cutie pie Charli!   :D :D

Charli has two kids too. Another month or so and they will be full grown.  Charli just sits there non nonchalantly while Sasha does his "simba king of the jungle" routine. She's not impressed.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Spartycats on February 23, 2009, 08:14:50 AM
I love your pictures!  Sasha is a beautiful boy.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: JJ on February 23, 2009, 10:56:11 AM
Love the pic of Sasha in the box. He looks like he's saying "don't even think about taking me out of here. I dare ya!"  :D


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: catwoods on February 23, 2009, 02:51:11 PM
Very cute pictures! Charli looks like she's really checking out the indoors.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on February 23, 2009, 04:00:45 PM
Ver cute pictures! Charli looks like she's really checking out the indoors.

Charli WILL come in the door If I am not careful.  I open it just a little bit and hand her pieces of bread which she calmly takes right out of my hand.



Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: catwoods on February 23, 2009, 04:07:28 PM
That's amazing, Steve. I guess even the wild things can spot and will trust the people who are sympathetic to them.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on February 23, 2009, 04:14:44 PM
That's amazing, Steve. I guess even the wild things can spot and will trust the people who are sympathetic to them.

Yes it is amazing. And humbling.  I saved Charli when she was an abandoned baby squirrel so that trust was mutually earned. Now I can go out and sit on the steps and she'll come right up to me as if it's nothing. Or just forage around a few feet away. Charli's two years old now. And a mother of two.





Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on February 23, 2009, 08:35:36 PM
OMG LOL at cutie pie Charli!   :D :D

What fun for Sasha (and everybody)!  We're so envious!  We've been trying for the past year and a half to coerce birds to come eat seed off our balcony on the 5th floor, but we've had very few customers.

Especially since Chami charged at the glass door and scared the one-and-only eater away.  ;)

Charli' is without one single doubt probably the worlds most Spoiled Squirrel. She gets whole wheat bread, pecans, walnuts, peanuts, baked potato, sunflower seeds, fresh water, various naturals she forages, etc.

 ;)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Patricia on February 24, 2009, 07:54:23 AM
What a great story (about the cat AND the squirrel!)  Sasha is a gorgeous cat and looks so comfortable in your home - like he's always been there.  Perhaps he belonged to someone who died, nobody wanted him so he was taken for a ride and dropped off to find his own way in the world.  If so, he surely hit the jackpot to find such a loving home.  I enjoyed seeing all the pictures.  Sasha reminds me of a big buttercream ball!!!  Just gorgeous!  He looks like a ragamuffin to me.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on February 24, 2009, 08:28:05 AM
Content and Happy
(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/new26.jpg)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: caylee on February 24, 2009, 03:01:44 PM
I just love seeing those contented pictures. Keep them coming, Steve.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: tesla on February 24, 2009, 03:18:49 PM
I swear she looks like she's always been part of the family.  She looks so happy and content, you are both very lucky to have found each other.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on February 24, 2009, 04:52:18 PM
I swear she looks like she's always been part of the family.  She looks so happy and content, you are both very lucky to have found each other.

Tesla. . "HE" . .  LOL . . I still catch myself saying where is "she" quite a bit.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on February 24, 2009, 09:47:45 PM
What a great story (about the cat AND the squirrel!)  Sasha is a gorgeous cat and looks so comfortable in your home - like he's always been there.  Perhaps he belonged to someone who died, nobody wanted him so he was taken for a ride and dropped off to find his own way in the world.  If so, he surely hit the jackpot to find such a loving home.  I enjoyed seeing all the pictures.  Sasha reminds me of a big buttercream ball!!!  Just gorgeous!  He looks like a ragamuffin to me.

Sasha's past is still a mystery. But we are grateful and honored he's part of our life, he unconditionally accepted us, and is now carrying on the wonderful feline tradition that permeates this home. And indeed I get awestruck at how handsome he is.
He however is pretty nonchalant about his good looks.    ;D


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on February 25, 2009, 08:10:46 AM
Sasha Relaxing

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/new28.jpg)

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/new29.jpg)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: tesla on February 25, 2009, 02:52:33 PM
I noticed most of Sasha's pictures are with him on the porch.  Is that his favorite lounge space or does he spend his time looking for Charli?  My kitties like the back porch since it is in full view of the birdfeeder/squirrel feeder ;D

OOOOppppppssss, sorry Sasha for the gender mixup.  I even get my own kitties mixed up at times ;D  Of course, there's the roll call too whenever someone is getting into something they are not supposed to and I end up going through three or four names before I'm hollering the right cat's name.  I'm afraid senility may be making an early appearance, my poor husband is doomed ;D


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on February 25, 2009, 03:34:28 PM
I noticed most of Sasha's pictures are with him on the porch.  Is that his favorite lounge space or does he spend his time looking for Charli?  My kitties like the back porch since it is in full view of the birdfeeder/squirrel feeder ;D

Sasha loves the porch.  When we got this house back in 1990 the first thing I did was screen in the porch for our three cats.  He enjoys inside too, but I'm going to have to increase the cat door size to the porch for this big boy since he likes to roam in and out. Until that job is accomplished when it warms up I'm the "door opener".


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Sandi K on February 26, 2009, 10:13:05 AM
This kitty is absolutely stunning!  He does look a bit Russian, I dont know why...but maybe thats why you picked the name?   :D


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on February 26, 2009, 10:55:21 AM
This kitty is absolutely stunning!  He does look a bit Russian, I dont know why...but maybe thats why you picked the name?   :D

A few weeks back or so I was running through a list of names in my head because we wanted to call him something.
Since we thought he was a girl I started with Amy, Becky, Carly, etc, .  . and finally got to Sasha and a "bell went off".

He knows his name now and his nick names are Sash and Sashee.  ;D

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/new31.jpg)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Sandi K on February 26, 2009, 11:55:16 AM
Sophers would tell you to add Sashers to that list of nicknames.... :D


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: caylee on February 27, 2009, 01:42:46 PM
Laundry baskets do make for wonderful places for kitties to nap, whether they are full of clean clothes just out of the dryer or empty, they think of them as their special place to lay. 


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on February 27, 2009, 02:06:16 PM
Laundry baskets do make for wonderful places for kitties to nap, whether they are full of clean clothes just out of the dryer or empty, they think of them as their special place to lay. 

. . .and their special place to just look cute. "Aren't I cute?"  :D   ;D

Still waiting for Sash to get into that new plush bed I got him.  Obviously he knows I spent good money for it so he's taking his time obviously to see my reaction is.   :-X  ;) 


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: caylee on February 27, 2009, 03:09:52 PM
I've found that they prefer paper bags, cardboard boxes, empty drawers, open cupboards, and empty suitcases  over the expensive store bought beds we all think that our kitties deserve to have.  Go figure. ;D


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on February 27, 2009, 04:44:23 PM
It's Dinner!
http://s80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/?action=view&current=Sash.flv


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: caylee on February 27, 2009, 05:50:42 PM
I'm on dial-up, but I took the time for this to slowly load - and am I glad that I did. He is so darling! Thanks for posting this, Steve.

Hugs


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Sandi K on February 27, 2009, 09:00:03 PM
Oh I love the video!  You know the best thing about that video, is the wonderful human laughter Im hearing and the wonderful kitty chatter.  Thats the sign of a happy home.   :D


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Sandi K on February 27, 2009, 09:01:06 PM
I've found that they prefer paper bags, cardboard boxes, empty drawers, open cupboards, and empty suitcases  over the expensive store bought beds we all think that our kitties deserve to have.  Go figure. ;D

and they love BLACK fleece!  Just go buy some black fleece and they will stick to it like glue.  lol


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: caylee on February 28, 2009, 04:36:31 AM
They also like to curl up on the nice padded dinning room chairs tucked so neatly under the table - also dark colored fabric - so that when guests arrive and sit down for a meal . . . ;D

But that why we love them so much!



Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on March 01, 2009, 11:06:16 AM
(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/new33.jpg)

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/new32.jpg)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: caylee on March 01, 2009, 11:37:38 AM
"Oh goody!! Just look what I have found! Books and more books for me to read!  They will keep me entertained while my daddy and mommy are away from the house. I'm sure they won't mind if they come home and find a few knocked on the floor while I'm trying to find just the right one to read. ;D"


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: catwoods on March 02, 2009, 12:50:10 PM
Sasha has become quite the explorer.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Spartycats on March 02, 2009, 01:29:13 PM
I just love the pictures of Sasha!
Cream-puffy yet regal- a rare combination.    :)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Sandi K on March 02, 2009, 02:11:37 PM
He sure looks like royalty, doesnt he?  Prince Sasha   :D


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on March 02, 2009, 02:22:58 PM
He sure looks like royalty, doesnt he?  Prince Sasha   :D

Indeed the picture says it all.   ;)
(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/new33.jpg)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on March 02, 2009, 02:29:34 PM
I just love the pictures of Sasha!
Cream-puffy yet regal- a rare combination.    :)


Yes his coloring is amazing. So far the only breed I have found that has this particular color blend is Ragamuffin.

I just hope he doesn't become a 20 Pounder! Which male Ragamuffins can reach by adulthood. 


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: caylee on March 02, 2009, 03:14:10 PM
Well, if Sasha does reach 20 pounds, then we can call him our 'gentle giant'. ;D


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on March 02, 2009, 03:20:27 PM
Well, if Sasha does reach 20 pounds, then we can call him our 'gentle giant'. ;D

He's proud to be part of the Itchmo Family.  ;D


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: tesla on March 02, 2009, 03:28:29 PM
All hail King Sasha!

He definitely has an "air" about him. ;D


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Patricia on March 03, 2009, 02:28:14 PM
And he's a well read kitty too!

I never tire of seeing his picture.  He is such a pretty cat!!!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on March 06, 2009, 11:57:33 AM
(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/new34.jpg)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: catwoods on March 06, 2009, 12:20:17 PM
 ;D ;D ;D There's no space that kitties won't explore....


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on March 06, 2009, 01:02:21 PM
;D ;D ;D There's no space that kitties won't explore....

So true. Sasha can either look extremely charismatic or extremely bored also.  ;)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: caylee on March 06, 2009, 01:09:39 PM
So comfy sitting there in that basket.

Hugs


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: lesliek on March 06, 2009, 05:19:26 PM
Well if you will leave empty baskets laying around he's going to have to find a use for them ! ;D


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Sandi K on March 07, 2009, 05:56:07 PM
He's totally precious.   :D  Silly boy!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on March 07, 2009, 06:04:38 PM
He's totally precious.   :D  Silly boy!

Two nights ago it got very warm, so I went to the porch and Sash was out there laying on his back with his rear legs stretched out and his tail straight out between them. I went in and grabbed the camera (wait till they see this) and of course as soon as I positioned for the perfect snap he rolled over before I could catch the scene.



Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: August on March 07, 2009, 07:09:02 PM
LOL the new photos of Sasha are a riot!!  :D   What a character!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: JJ on March 07, 2009, 10:44:40 PM
Steve did you pose Sasha in that lil ole basket - how cute!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on March 08, 2009, 05:22:17 AM
Steve did you pose Sasha in that lil ole basket - how cute!

No he just climbed in it. Typical Sash.  Yesterday he opened the basement door which wasn't locked. (Basement is off limits while being worked on.) 


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on March 08, 2009, 06:59:59 AM
Toy on top of head trick
(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/new35.jpg)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: caylee on March 08, 2009, 01:24:49 PM
Thanks for the edit to explain what it was. I wanted to comment, but didn't know what to say. LOL

Very cute - it kinda looks like he is wearing a feather hat.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on March 09, 2009, 07:13:31 PM
Dang, Sash was sitting nonchalantly out on the porch. It's raining so the rain is kind of blowing in and he's soaked.

Just toweled him off. Fluffed him back up.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on March 09, 2009, 07:24:36 PM
Nice and dry. Much better.

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/new36.jpg)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Cato on March 09, 2009, 07:57:09 PM
Toy on top of head trick
(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/new35.jpg)

This is th latest in kitty-hat fashions?  :D


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on March 09, 2009, 08:15:37 PM
This is th latest in kitty-hat fashions?  :D

I couldn't resist.  ;D 


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: JJ on March 09, 2009, 10:54:26 PM
Awww Sasha fluffs up nice and purty as can be!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on March 10, 2009, 08:45:01 AM
The seventh son of a seventh son, It all ended so happily, I settled down with the family.

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/new37.jpg)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Cato on March 10, 2009, 03:15:09 PM
Sasha sure looks like he is enjoying home-sweet-home.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Sandi K on March 10, 2009, 05:00:13 PM
I am just in awe of this beautiful boy!  He is just so different in appearance and quite the eye-catcher.  Steve, I cant remember if you've said he has been to vet and did he check out OK?  Did they do any labwork just to make sure everything is alright with him? 


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on March 10, 2009, 05:35:45 PM
I am just in awe of this beautiful boy!  He is just so different in appearance and quite the eye-catcher.  Steve, I cant remember if you've said he has been to vet and did he check out OK?  Did they do any labwork just to make sure everything is alright with him? 

Yes we took Sash to our Vet for a get acquainted checkup. We had to have his dirty right eared swabbed, turned out negative for mites, just some minor irritation, so both ears got cleanings. We're still cleaning the right ear every few days with cotton balls and it's looking cleaner so hopefully it's not allergy or chronic wax issue. Cindy feels Sash is robust and healthy so the first visit was accomplished without "needles" or other surprises.  When we finished the basic exam we discussed a future plan for Sash for about 15 minutes. Sash jumped off the exam table. Laid down and stretched out with his front leg curled as if he was right at home.  Were planning to do a full blood workup in 6 months. 


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Sandi K on March 10, 2009, 05:41:46 PM
I bet he is putting on some weight now with being in a stable environment and normal food supply...he is just gorgeous....errr handsome I mean.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on March 10, 2009, 05:45:22 PM
I bet he is putting on some weight now with being in a stable environment and normal food supply...he is just gorgeous....errr handsome I mean.

Yes he is handsome. Surprisingly he maintains weight well. Ragamuffins supposedly are not inclined to become overweight but we'll see. Plus, he likes to play, and runs around when he gets excited which is usually when Charli' the squirrel and the birds are out front in the morning. Sash is 13.80 Lbs


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on March 10, 2009, 07:19:01 PM
That's wonderful that Sash has a nice spot to sun himself!

Yes it is nice for him. Now when spring comes full bloom the magnolia will shade the porch most of the day. But in the mornings there is good sun on the porch for a while.  Snuggly, Posy, Kitskin, and April would sun there in the mornings.

Kind of a tradition.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: JJ on March 11, 2009, 12:27:51 AM
He is just one gorgeous kitty and the coloring is similar to my dogs being soft and luxurious like Sasha's. Everytime I look at Foxy Lady I tell her that she is so beautiful and I feel lucky to have adopted her, err should I say, she adopted me  :D


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on March 11, 2009, 09:19:35 AM
I have my very own web space now! It's not really a blog, but a place where we can chat and stay in touch if the Internet has a problem and Catbird and Just Me have to be busy fixing it for us. It's really easy to post, but I will swat any trolling mice meanies with my mighty paws if need be.

http://sashasplace-steve.blogspot.com/

Your friend, Sasha


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: caylee on March 12, 2009, 02:39:52 PM
Thanks Steve - I bookmarked the blog.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: tesla on March 13, 2009, 02:35:45 PM
Thanks Steve, I've also bookmarked the site. 


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on March 13, 2009, 02:51:54 PM
No problem at all. Sasha thinks he's a internet big shot now so I'm going to have keep tab's on his feline shenanigans.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on March 14, 2009, 06:16:52 AM
"It's a Birdy"
(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/new38.jpg?t=1237042031)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Cato on March 14, 2009, 06:52:21 AM
" I can't see you, so you can't see me..."   :D


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: caylee on March 14, 2009, 11:03:01 AM
"Hello there little birdie, wana play with me?"


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: bug on March 15, 2009, 12:11:57 PM
Wow, could you have found a more perfect cat -- in every way? There is only one other cat that I've ever seen that looks remotely like Sasha and that's my vet's mascot, Swanee. He was brought in by a couple who wanted him euthanised because they just didn't feel like having a cat anymore. My vet refused, had them sign Swanee over and they rest is history. I could never look into blue eyes like that and say goodbye for no reason at all.

Might have been a similar pair of wackaloons that didn't want Sasha. What a lucky, luck boy to have found you.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on March 15, 2009, 01:00:12 PM
Thank you Bug,

We love Sashy, and have gotten to know him well.  Sash is a very unique soul.  He's about everything any serious pet lover could want in a pet, but without a doubt Sash needs a home where he can be an active and vital part of the family. And not just be considered "that stupid cat" who's always in the way, getting into trouble, and leaving hair on everything.

That home is here, how he found us in this way I don't know.  Some things just can't be explained. 

He's a real pal and joy to live with.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: bug on March 15, 2009, 02:04:58 PM
I'll bet! Sashy looks like a real character. I'll just let you know -- if he gets too hot in the summertime with that coat of his, a lion cut will make him the talk of the block. Swanee looked awesome sporting one of those.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on March 15, 2009, 02:25:21 PM
I'll bet! Sashy looks like a real character. I'll just let you know -- if he gets too hot in the summertime with that coat of his, a lion cut will make him the talk of the block. Swanee looked awesome sporting one of those.

He may have to cuz he does have some mats we are working on clipping. We may opt for a haircut around May or April if we have a warmer month then usual. A few are going to have to be shaved most likely. Start from scratch so we can keep him well groomed from there on out.  Also, he likes to eat his own fur when he finds a tuft laying around.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: bug on March 15, 2009, 02:44:27 PM
 :D I hate it when they do that!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: JJ on March 15, 2009, 11:21:38 PM
Thanks for the site Steve. I also bookmarked it today.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on March 16, 2009, 11:57:16 AM
Video
http://s80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/?action=view&current=Sash316.flv


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on March 18, 2009, 09:17:35 AM
"Oh!!!! SHES so CUTE!!"

Sub mail lady upon seeing Sash today.

I think Sash has an "identity crisis".   :D


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: mal on March 18, 2009, 10:13:42 AM



Sash is just an all-round smoozer. He sure knows how to turn on the charm. :)



Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: catwoods on March 18, 2009, 12:08:50 PM
Cute video of Sash, Steve, thanks.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Sandi K on March 18, 2009, 08:16:02 PM
OK I will play with this thing....but only for a short while....and only if I dont have to move too much, afterall Im a cat and not supposed to look like Im enjoying it too much.   :D

Steve, what a fluffball Sash is! 


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on March 20, 2009, 06:16:35 AM
You can see how nice Sash is looking these days compared to the "disheveled mess" he was when we took him off the street.
(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/new39.jpg?t=1237560588)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: lesliek on March 20, 2009, 07:27:27 AM
He is looking great ! And very much king of the castle.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on March 20, 2009, 07:29:14 AM
And the newest thing is Sash has kicked me out of my bed. Kate goes to bed earlier then me, and Sash has decided to take my area. So I've been sleeping in the next room on the futon so I don't have to crawl over Kate thus waking her up just to remove Sash who's sprawled out luxuriously like a bed hog where I used to sleep.  :)  


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: bug on March 20, 2009, 08:00:13 AM
Awww, that's so nice of you and sash looks so fluffy!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: caylee on March 20, 2009, 11:40:33 AM
Oh what I would give just to be able to give Sash a big kiss right on that big beautiful pink nose of his!

Hugs


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on March 20, 2009, 12:56:49 PM
Yes he's Purty . . Let me tell ya though this boy really likes to play. 


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: tesla on March 20, 2009, 03:11:53 PM
He's absolutely gorgeous, the product of all your TLC.
He's got you trained so quickly, having to take to the futon as not to disturb him, you are such a
quick learner ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: catwoods on March 20, 2009, 05:58:49 PM
Sash looks like he's thriving!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Cato on March 20, 2009, 06:09:52 PM
Sash is really one of the cutest cats I've ever seen. 


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on March 23, 2009, 07:07:53 AM
(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/new40.jpg?t=1237822846)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: mainecoonpeg on March 23, 2009, 07:11:14 AM
Could this handsome catboy look any more miserable..................? ;D
Wow Steve, what an awesome picture........total contentment......... :D


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Cato on March 23, 2009, 07:17:11 AM
awwww... luv to be able to rub that tempting furry belly!   :D


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: bug on March 23, 2009, 09:51:46 AM
What a wiener  ;D. What is it with the long-haired cats lying like that? Must be cooling off the tummy. Mia lies like that all over the house, too.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on March 23, 2009, 02:47:00 PM
(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/new41.jpg?t=1237850376)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: catwoods on March 23, 2009, 03:03:47 PM
 ;D ;D ;D I love those kitties sleeping on their backs pictures!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: caylee on March 23, 2009, 04:01:43 PM
I love seeing kitties lay like this - they are just begging for a tummy rub.

Hugs


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Mandycat on March 23, 2009, 07:39:35 PM
What a cutie!   :)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: JJ on March 24, 2009, 11:29:21 PM
Lookat that lil pink bellie - saying come on dad - ready for lots of belly rubs!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on March 25, 2009, 08:23:03 AM
New Door Rough In (Large Cat Door)
(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/new42.jpg?t=1238000056)

Sash is no doubt thinking. .  "Do I really want to relieve him of his front door opening duties?"  ;)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: 5CatMom on March 25, 2009, 12:52:53 PM
That's too cute.  Maybe Sash is wondering if racoons can fit through the kitty door, too.

5CatMom
=^..^=


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on March 25, 2009, 01:12:43 PM
That's too cute.  Maybe Sash is wondering if racoons can fit through the kitty door, too.

5CatMom
=^..^=

LOL. I understand. They can not get on or in our screened porch (it would be a real hassle) but our neighbor across the street woke up late one night two summers ago to find a raccoon in her kitchen eating Indy's kibble. The coons don't hang around here much anymore as well. I haven't seen one in years.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: tesla on March 25, 2009, 03:24:50 PM
So has Sasha actually gone through the door yet?  We have one but it's designed for the sliding glass door that leads to the porch.  We usually have to push the new ones through a couple of times before they get the idea.  Once they figure it out, it's usually no stopping them.  The only one I had a problem with was Mr. Brown, but he was always my "special needs" kitty.  We used to have a plastic insert that I had to cut half of it off otherwise he would not go through the door no matter what.  He just couldn't figure out how to push the plastic piece, so I kept cutting it back until he would use it.  I just replaced it with a new insert this fall after I lost my little guy.  Not such a draft as before so it should help out on the heating and a/c bill, but I didn't mind doing it for him.....sure do miss that boy.

Hope Sasha enjoys his new door.  BTW, I just love his tummy shots.  I just want to reach through the monitor and fluff that belly.  He's such a beautiful guy, I'm so glad you found each other :D


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on March 25, 2009, 05:07:28 PM
Yes he's gone though it. Figured it out. Aprils door was way too small for Sash, so I bought the large and made some adjustments and tweaks.  He apparently hasn't made up his mind though which he prefers more, "white glove service" (yours truly) or "self service" yet.   One thing about Sash is the cold doesn't even faze him. The girls didn't like the cold at all and just stayed inside. So this should ease my burden a bit being Sash is young and energetic and can go out there on the porch at will instead of me opening the front door 100 times per day.  :D

You know the routine . .   :)




Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Sandi K on March 25, 2009, 05:11:25 PM
This kitty is just the handsomest thing Ive seen!  Steve, how much is he weighing now?   


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on March 25, 2009, 05:29:54 PM
This kitty is just the handsomest thing Ive seen!  Steve, how much is he weighing now?   

Sash tips the scale back and forth at between 13.80 to 14 Lbs. He's probably put on a couple of healthy ounces since his official weigh in.

His eating pattern is excellent.  He never over eats.  He gets lots of activity and exercise.  We're thinking 14lb's is probably his ideal weight.  Still, he is a big boy. This is our first "big cat".




Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: caylee on March 25, 2009, 06:00:05 PM
Uh Sir Slave . . .er I mean Steve, why should he let himself out when he has you willing to do that for him? ;D

Seriously, that's really a great idea for King Sash.



Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on March 25, 2009, 06:13:13 PM
Uh Sir Slave . . .er I mean Steve, why should he let himself out when he has you willing to do that for him? ;D

Seriously, that's really a great idea for King Sash.



I'll let him figure it out.  :D   I'm hoping any time now he'll be thinking in terms of. "Hey, this is pretty neat."


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: JJ on March 26, 2009, 01:16:58 AM
Sasha probably likes the coolness of the porch with all the luxurious fur to keep him warm. I always envy them their fur coats that I wish I could wrap around my neck to stay warm and feel them close to me.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on March 27, 2009, 12:35:48 PM
JJ . . Sash is like a Giant Kitten. I can't believe his stamina he wants to play all day and evening at every available opportunity. The good thing is he is nice and quiet "after hours". 11:30 PM to 5:30 AM.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on March 30, 2009, 07:02:45 AM
(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/new44.jpg?t=1238427401)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: kittylyda on March 30, 2009, 07:07:25 AM
It's good to see that Sasha is keeping up with current events!  ;D


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on March 30, 2009, 07:46:21 AM
It's good to see that Sasha is keeping up with current events!  ;D

I only wish I was as nonchalant about current events (and life in general) as he is.  ;)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: macush on March 30, 2009, 08:36:40 AM
Actually it looks as if he's snoozing on the paper which is what we should be doing lately instead of reading it!   :P


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on March 30, 2009, 08:40:41 AM
Actually it looks as if he's snoozing on the paper which is what we should be doing lately instead of reading it!   :P

He usually ends up shredding it into confetti so he's earning his keep. ;)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: tesla on March 30, 2009, 11:33:40 AM
Good Sasha, after reading what's going on in the world, I feel like shredding the paper to bits, too. ;D


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: caylee on March 30, 2009, 01:21:36 PM
Ahh - the paper tent! My kitties love to play with the tented newspaper!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on March 30, 2009, 02:24:35 PM
Ahh - the paper tent! My kitties love to play with the tented newspaper!

Newspapers are still useful for something!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Mandycat on April 23, 2009, 08:50:56 PM
Steve,
     How is handsome Sasha doing?  Miss seeing his pics.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: bug on April 25, 2009, 08:13:10 AM
I was thinking the same thing! Hope everything's alright in his neck of the woods

Hey Steve! where are ya?


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Cato on April 25, 2009, 08:42:58 AM
Steve:  I hope all is OK?  We've missed you and Sasha!  Hope you weigh in soon...


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: tesla on April 25, 2009, 05:53:04 PM
I was thinking about Steve the day before yesterday when we were talking about Poco mssing.  Steve, hope all is well with you, miss hearing from you and seeing Sasha's beautiful pics. 


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: bug on April 30, 2009, 08:59:06 AM
I don't suppose anyone is a neighbor of Steve's or knows how else to contact him? It doesn't seem normal for him to have dropped off the face of the earth. I'm concerned that something serious has happened.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: JJ on April 30, 2009, 10:32:49 AM
I did leave a msg. on his blog site that he had set-up for Sasha updates and when I clicked my bookmark to leave another msg. the site has been taken down, deleted. Looks like Steve does not want to hear from us anymore. Whatever happened with the abuse thread that caused him to leave I have no knowledge of what went on so won't even begin to guess why he left.

Anyone else send him a pvt. msg. and not receive an answer either?


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: bug on April 30, 2009, 12:57:49 PM
Oh, I don't even know anything about that (abuse thread). I was just hoping he was OK.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on May 16, 2009, 05:29:35 PM
We're okay

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/new49.jpg?t=1242523717)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Cato on May 16, 2009, 05:32:01 PM
There you are!   :D


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on May 16, 2009, 05:36:37 PM
Hello!

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/new50.jpg?t=1242524664)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: lesliek on May 16, 2009, 05:57:24 PM
Welcome back ! We missed you.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on May 16, 2009, 06:03:45 PM
Thanks glad to be back in the fold.  Sash says Meow to everyone. Back in a bit Kate is kicking me off the computer.

 ;)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: mainecoonpeg on May 16, 2009, 06:12:20 PM
Glad to see you back with us, Steve
And thanks for the added bonus of Sash pics.
He looks wonderful  :D


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: tesla on May 16, 2009, 06:44:11 PM
Awww, Steve, so wonderful to see you.  We have dearly missed you and Sash. :D


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: bug on May 16, 2009, 07:45:36 PM
Yaaaay! Steve and Sash are back! Nice to hear from you both again.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on May 16, 2009, 07:48:11 PM
So Sash is his usual cute, abundantly energetic, and also laid back self and we had to do a ten day ear cleaning and medication (Otomax) regime to clean his ears. The regime worked great but he's starting to get dirty ears again.  It's yeast so we're trying to figure out a practical approach. It is pollen season so we wonder if airborne irritants may be the cause of the flareups, or if it is diet related or "other".  What has me wondering is April had this problem also with ear yeast . . She ate Wellness Chicken Wet and Sash is a kibble junkie who eats Wellness Complete Health Chicken. Not going to jump to conclusions unless there is direct evidence that many cats who eat mainly Wellness chicken have this yeast problem. Like everyone I'm as frustrated and at wits end about the commercial foods dilemma as it gets at this point.

Anyway we're going to see if we can fine tune an ear cleaning routine and try perhaps a diet shift, see what happens when the pollen counts ease up, and it's rapidly approaching hairball time. Were clipping mats successfully so we may not have to get Sash a crew cut. Other then these minor annoyances and they annoy us more then him he's a super pal. Mothers day we had a large group of people over and Sash enjoyed that and it was quite entertaining watching him follow everyone round. He likes to "help out".

Any tips and tricks on Ear Yeasties would certainly be appreciated.



Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: catwoods on May 16, 2009, 07:51:42 PM
Good to see you, Steve. Sash looks good.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: lesliek on May 16, 2009, 07:53:00 PM
Steve- RC explorer has had a lot of experience with yeast problems.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: bug on May 16, 2009, 07:53:49 PM
You know, my in-law's dog had ear yeast at one point and they got a liquid to put in her ears. That didn't do a bit of good. They actually found just drying them out and leaving them alone worked. No more stinky ears. Of course, that might not work for Sash or cats in general.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on May 16, 2009, 08:00:17 PM
Good to see you, Steve. Sash looks good.

I have some more pics I'll post. Some very cute ones hopefully I can capture one of him and Charli' the squirrel. I think he's finally taking a liking to her but still is pulling squirrel duty in the morning with the other ones I just hope the screen door holds up.   :D


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on May 16, 2009, 08:10:46 PM
You know, my in-law's dog had ear yeast at one point and they got a liquid to put in her ears. That didn't do a bit of good. They actually found just drying them out and leaving them alone worked. No more stinky ears. Of course, that might not work for Sash or cats in general.

It's pretty frustrating no doubt about it Sash had a minor typical irritation infection nothing major by any stretch. The Otomax is used to kill the yeast and bacteria. I got real freaked out because Otomax if it gets into the inner ear canal can cause deafness (potential side effect) but the Vet said it would take a lot of Otomax to get down into the lower inner ear canal and one drop twice daily used as instructed is okay.  We also use Cerumene which is an oil wax softener and he shakes real well and that wax came flying out all over the place.  Then the oil gets on the sides of his face and the fluff gets messed up of course for several weeks.  What we are doing is going with one drop rather then 2 to 4 which is a lot of liquid and typically a mess. (Major Cleaning typically 2 to 4 drops plus swabbing)

Sash is pretty good about cleanings although cats really don't like their ears being messed with. Your correct keeping the ears dry is also a big plus so bacteria-yeast doesn't have the ideal environment to thrive.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: bug on May 16, 2009, 08:14:02 PM
Well, I remember Red had very waxy ears and I used to clean them out on a regular basis (just a cotton ball), but it seemed the more I cleaned them, the dirtier they got. I just said "forget it" one day and left them alone. After some time, they seemed to produce less wax on their own, not as much brown stuff.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: JustMe on May 16, 2009, 08:15:43 PM
I'm having a similar problem with my cat BJ, the street cat we adopted last year.  Yeast in his ears.  It has gotten really bad now, and he was prescribed Otomax last fall, but will not allow us to clean his ears.  He's a wild man if we try to touch his ears.  Plus I'm also afraid to use Otomax despite reassurances.  The vet is going to have to clean them again.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on May 16, 2009, 08:22:39 PM
Well, I remember Red had very waxy ears and I used to clean them out on a regular basis (just a cotton ball), but it seemed the more I cleaned them, the dirtier they got. I just said "forget it" one day and left them alone. After some time, they seemed to produce less wax on their own, not as much brown stuff.

Sash despises Q-Tips so we've combined cotton balls and tissue. Our vet uses tissue for drying seems pretty cat friendly. We did one small Q-Tip swab yesterday which of course got Sash upset. We do know though that this is yeast.  So we'll just have to see if we can "figure it out" we're not going for the battery of tests if it's chronic we'll go for cleanings and try to time them and not over clean. Sash of course could care less he'd be just as happy with dirty ears as he would clean ones you know the feline mind set.  ;)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Mandycat on May 16, 2009, 08:23:39 PM
Glad to see you back, Steve.  Missed the pics of Sasha.  Sorry about the ear problem.  They can be stubborn from what I understand.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on May 16, 2009, 08:33:46 PM
I'm having a similar problem with my cat BJ, the street cat we adopted last year.  Yeast in his ears.  It has gotten really bad now, and he was prescribed Otomax last fall, but will not allow us to clean his ears.  He's a wild man if we try to touch his ears.  Plus I'm also afraid to use Otomax despite reassurances.  The vet is going to have to clean them again.

What we found is if we put Sasha on our "work area" . . and gently place him in a meatloaf like position, then pet him and relax him without him feeling over restrained we can then get into the ears without a lot of resistance the key is smooth, slow and gentle and knowing when to stop. Not every ear cleaning is as successful and thorough as we might like. Once that is done I get his toy out and immediately distract him from what we just did and it works like a charm.

I was paranoid about the Otomax also the key is one drop in the upper inner ear area and massage gently and well. I prefer not to have to use it again.  If he needs some drops ask your Vet about Tresaderm.  It's not as "heavy" and unnerving as Otomax and typical regime is one drop each ear per day for 7 days then every other day for one week. If we have to do meds again we're going this route. Whats important is completing the regime as instructed. And extremely frustrating to us home docs's and nurses of course now matter how it's approached.

If I discover any further "tips" I will pass them on.  (As bug also suggested definitely go with cotton balls)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on May 16, 2009, 08:47:49 PM
He has this uncanny ability to fall asleep anywhere. Here, there, on a pile of shoes, you name it.

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/new51.jpg?t=1242535593)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Fizzy1 on May 16, 2009, 09:19:43 PM
He is such a cutie!  Glad to see you back.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: caylee on May 16, 2009, 09:53:21 PM
Glad to see you back!

Have you thought about a combination of ear mites as well as yeast infections? Ear mites make the ears look dirty, too.

I just love the new pictures.

Hugs


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: alek0 on May 16, 2009, 11:54:33 PM
That's a funny pic! My Sophie also loves to sleep like that.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on May 17, 2009, 06:02:02 AM
Charli' and Sash about 30 minutes ago.  Sash knows Charli' now but he won't tolerate any other squirrels intruding on the territory.

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/new52.jpg?t=1242568737)



Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: JustMe on May 17, 2009, 06:41:57 AM
I'm having a similar problem with my cat BJ, the street cat we adopted last year.  Yeast in his ears.  It has gotten really bad now, and he was prescribed Otomax last fall, but will not allow us to clean his ears.  He's a wild man if we try to touch his ears.  Plus I'm also afraid to use Otomax despite reassurances.  The vet is going to have to clean them again.

What we found is if we put Sasha on our "work area" . . and gently place him in a meatloaf like position, then pet him and relax him without him feeling over restrained we can then get into the ears without a lot of resistance the key is smooth, slow and gentle and knowing when to stop. Not every ear cleaning is as successful and thorough as we might like. Once that is done I get his toy out and immediately distract him from what we just did and it works like a charm.

I was paranoid about the Otomax also the key is one drop in the upper inner ear area and massage gently and well. I prefer not to have to use it again.  If he needs some drops ask your Vet about Tresaderm.  It's not as "heavy" and unnerving as Otomax and typical regime is one drop each ear per day for 7 days then every other day for one week. If we have to do meds again we're going this route. Whats important is completing the regime as instructed. And extremely frustrating to us home docs's and nurses of course now matter how it's approached.

If I discover any further "tips" I will pass them on.  (As bug also suggested definitely go with cotton balls)

That's what happens, I don't always complete the regimen on the cats.   :-[  BJ is difficult to handle, not a docile kitty by any means.  He's fine as long as we don't "examine" him.   We don't know his history other than he was hit by a car and has a broken jaw that healed without intervention, all lopsided. 

We do use Tresaderm in some cases depending on what the infection is.  We've had problems with yeast infections in the past, mostly with our dogs, sometimes cats.  With the dogs, we are able to finish treatment, but it just recurs.  I did notice that the ears seem better when they are dry rather than leaving ointments in them, so we would "dry" them with cotton balls.  It is damp in my area a lot, too.  And these are German Shepherds so their ears are always upright and open, easier to dry out.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on May 17, 2009, 06:58:19 AM
I did notice that the ears seem better when they are dry rather than leaving ointments in them, so we would "dry" them with cotton balls.  It is damp in my area a lot, too.  And these are German Shepherds so their ears are always upright and open, easier to dry out.

Sounds exactly right.  Even if it is a chronic situation, the frustrating part is cultivating perfect timing, a schedule, and technique with a cleaning regime to keep the ears as clean and dry as possible with the least stress possible.  Some pets ears just get dirty so fast it get's incredibly annoying when you think you had it licked and in one week things are showing up again.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Spartycats on May 17, 2009, 07:02:46 AM
I haven't any knowledge about ear problems, but happy to see Sasha back. 
The picture with Charli' is adorable.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on May 17, 2009, 07:07:10 AM
 I hope I was of some help , if any questions or suggestions  let me know

Yes it was very helpful.  We also are having a very wet, cooler then normal Spring and things are really growing big time and pollen counts are very very high.  Sash's ear thing seemed to start up when Spring started so pollens are a number one suspect.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on May 17, 2009, 07:15:21 AM
I haven't any knowledge about ear problems, but happy to see Sasha back. 
The picture with Charli' is adorable.

Have a few more this one is good too. Sometimes I just have to scratch my head in wonderment.

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/new54.jpg?t=1242573209)

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/new55.jpg?t=1242579059)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Cato on May 17, 2009, 10:28:47 AM
Either that's an uncommonly brave squirrel or that's an uncommonly charismatic cat!  :D :D :D  Great pics!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on May 17, 2009, 07:09:39 PM
Either that's an uncommonly brave squirrel or that's an uncommonly charismatic cat!  :D :D :D  Great pics!

Today's an unusual day at least here. It's calm, beautiful, all creatures seem to be taking a reprieve from all the tensions of life and survival instincts and just giving peace a chance. I hope this trend can continue to blossom for all of humanity's sake. Because it feels wonderful.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Cato on May 17, 2009, 07:31:43 PM
Either that's an uncommonly brave squirrel or that's an uncommonly charismatic cat!  :D :D :D  Great pics!

Today's an unusual day at least here. It's calm, beautiful, all creatures seem to be taking a reprieve from all the tensions of life and survival instincts and just giving peace a chance. I hope this trend can continue to blossom for all of humanity's sake. Because it feels wonderful.

I second that.  Today is warm and fuzzy too here where I'm at and Lud knows we need some peace.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: mainecoonpeg on May 17, 2009, 07:32:58 PM
http://www.revivalanimal.com/store/p/677-AloCetic-Ear-Rinse.aspx

Steve,
I have 2 kitties that produce yeast and my vet from years ago recommended the AloCetic.

It works like a charm and the kitties don't mind it at all.
It does not burn the ears, because it's alcohol free, but the acetic acid (vinegar) helps squash the yeast which prefers an alkaline environment.

I also use it to clean the ears of the others and there are no issues.

I have been using this for over 10 years now

The pics are amazing.

ETA: I use gauze wrapped around my finger.  The texture grabs onto the goop without a lot of force or pressure.
        I am also afraid of sticking q-Tips into cat ears.  I knew someone awhile back who went too hard and too deep and punctured her dog's eardrum.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on May 17, 2009, 08:21:01 PM
http://www.revivalanimal.com/store/p/677-AloCetic-Ear-Rinse.aspx

Steve,
I have 2 kitties that produce yeast and my vet from years ago recommended the AloCetic.

Thank you I will check it out.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on May 17, 2009, 08:25:56 PM
This is Indy our neighbor Alecia's boy cat across the street. Indy is 21 years old. 

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/indy.jpg?t=1242591805)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: JustMe on May 17, 2009, 09:34:39 PM
Wow..Indy looks great for a 21-year-old cat.  Is that a recent photo?  He looks much, much younger.  His front legs are sturdy-looking, and he looks solid.  What do they feed him?


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: lesliek on May 17, 2009, 09:40:08 PM
Indy looks great !


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on May 17, 2009, 10:13:13 PM
Wow..Indy looks great for a 21-year-old cat.  Is that a recent photo?  He looks much, much younger.  His front legs are sturdy-looking, and he looks solid.  What do they feed him?

I took that pic just a few hours ago.  Indy can't hear he is deaf, and Alecia has fed Indy foods I wouldn't dare consider feeding Sash since he's been a Kitten.  He's had some standard things cats need vet attention for during his life but no major chronic problems with the exception of a flea allergy.  He is an amazing boy, one of those things that make you wonder.
Perhaps his destiny is about longevity this particular incarnation and even his Vet doesn't quite get it it's just one of those things!  He's  a sweet boy and great neighbor. This would have been Sash's big brother and housemate but Alecia couldn't keep Sash and you know the rest of the story from there.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on May 17, 2009, 10:27:35 PM
Indy looks great !

That's an exceptional picture ("capture") of Indy in real life he looks a little more fragile he's a small boy. Still, considering his age you can't help wonder what the "secret" is.  I think he's been fed Whiska's, leftovers, and Tuna most of his life.  ???


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: catwoods on May 17, 2009, 10:34:34 PM
Fun pictures of Charli' and Sasha, Steve. And Indy is indeed, lookin' really good.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: JustMe on May 17, 2009, 10:38:12 PM
My long-time vet likes to say certain older healthy cats came from "good stock".  One of my cats that made it to almost 20 was never sick during all those years, never had kidney failure.  Only had a couple UTIs later in life.  She ate mostly dry all her life (Crave) and a couple cans of Fancy Feast every week.  Then Science Diet Light and Iams Original.  My husband found her at the side of the road in a box near a farm at the age of 6 weeks.  Somebody left her and her littermate there.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on May 17, 2009, 10:52:56 PM
My long-time vet likes to say certain older healthy cats came from "good stock".  One of my cats that made it to almost 20 was never sick during all those years, never had kidney failure.  Only had a couple UTIs later in life.  She ate mostly dry all her life (Crave) and a couple cans of Fancy Feast every week.  Then Science Diet Light and Iams Original.  My husband found her at the side of the road in a box near a farm at the age of 6 weeks.  Somebody left her and her littermate there.

Probably true "good stock".  Still since globalization came into the picture you have to wonder why it's getting more difficult to find just a decent healthy basic diet for our pets and why health problems have been on the increase. We know the answer to many of those questions of course and unfortunately the Pet Food recall of 07 pretty much left a scar on my psyche I will bear for the rest of my life.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on May 17, 2009, 11:01:34 PM
I guess my next task is to get the rest of the neighbor Pets on this end of the block Photographed. That would be Betsy, Jamie, Jimmy, Shatsin, Flinny, Juni, Luna, Biscuit, Pepper, and Lou.

Maybe an "Official Portait". Wish me luck on that!



Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: tesla on May 18, 2009, 12:52:49 AM
Wow, Indy looks fantastic for that age.  Absolutely love the picture of Sasha and Charli!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: bug on May 18, 2009, 04:25:51 AM
Good lookin' cats all around your area, Steve. I remember my Angel cat, Moo found an abandoned baby squirrel one day and didn't hurt it, just brought it to me. We raised it and Moo and Freja Brown loved to chase each other around the house. When I finally let Freja go live a squirrel's life in the trees, Moo would chase all the squirrels outside thinking it was him. She missed him a lot until we moved. Sash is lucky to have a friendly visitor.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on May 18, 2009, 06:37:38 PM
(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/new56.jpg?t=1242671375)

Our "to do" list is getting mighty hefty for the next two weeks on the home front so I may be playing catchup around here over that time trying to keep up.

Have a great week!








Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: JJ on May 19, 2009, 07:03:33 AM
I can agree with your to-do list. Mine is very long too. 3-day wkend coming up will help a lot of yard work, planting of new flowers, etc. get done.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on May 19, 2009, 04:05:41 PM
I can agree with your to-do list. Mine is very long too. 3-day wkend coming up will help a lot of yard work, planting of new flowers, etc. get done.

I'm ready for summer. I still haven't completely thawed out yet.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on May 20, 2009, 02:03:33 PM
We finally declared this one the "official" family portrait

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/Sashee2-1.jpg?t=1242856956)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: caylee on May 20, 2009, 02:17:03 PM
That pose just makes me want to plant a great big kiss right on his pretty little pink nose! Just way too cute!

Hugs


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: JJ on May 20, 2009, 11:29:05 PM
Nice pic you have picked there Steve. Sasha looks great in any pic - could just squeeze and luv him up.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: catwoods on May 21, 2009, 04:31:34 PM
Good portrait of Sasha, Steve. I also like the one of him in the doorway.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on May 28, 2009, 02:24:21 PM
It's summertime, and the living is easy

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/new57.jpg?t=1243549401)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: caylee on May 28, 2009, 02:48:31 PM
AWwww what a cutie!!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Cato on May 28, 2009, 06:25:12 PM
I really want this cat


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: caylee on May 28, 2009, 06:52:32 PM
Me too, Cato. I'll bet Steve would share him with us if we lived near his home.

Steve - give Sash a huge hug from me.

Hugs


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: lesliek on May 28, 2009, 07:47:52 PM
Its really a shame how Sash still doesn't feel relaxed and at home with you 2 ! ;D You would never know he hadn't been with you his whole life.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on May 28, 2009, 07:57:05 PM
He likes to play too. And boy can he romp.



Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Mandycat on May 28, 2009, 08:27:59 PM
Sasha is one contented kitty!   ;D


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on May 28, 2009, 08:38:23 PM
Another one of Charli' (left) and Sash

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/new58.jpg?t=1243571841)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Fizzy1 on May 28, 2009, 08:42:44 PM
That belly is just asking to be scritched.    :D


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: catwoods on May 28, 2009, 08:47:21 PM
Great photos! It's so funny when cats sleep on their backs with feet pointed every whichaways.

Charli' is just so cute!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: lesliek on May 28, 2009, 08:49:32 PM
Charli is adorable,but my 5 would be tearing down the door to get her. Not in play.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on May 28, 2009, 08:52:45 PM
That belly is just asking to be scritched.    :D

Here you go. Scratch to your hearts content.

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/new59.jpg?t=1243572713)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Sandi K on May 28, 2009, 10:13:38 PM
The family portrait is great, definatley looks like Prince or King material.  And I have to say and its not meant to be an insult at all but Sash has huge feetseys!  Our Sophers does too. 


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on May 29, 2009, 08:57:16 AM
The family portrait is great, definatley looks like Prince or King material.  And I have to say and its not meant to be an insult at all but Sash has huge feetseys!  Our Sophers does too. 

Yes he does. His front paws are big.

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/new46.jpg?t=1243616184)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: tesla on May 29, 2009, 02:29:26 PM
Such a gorgeous cat!  I agree with Sandi, definitely looks like he comes from "royalty" :D


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on May 29, 2009, 03:46:59 PM
Now I don' want Sash's ego getting to big now.  ;)



Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: alek0 on May 30, 2009, 07:37:32 PM
What a beautiful cat! And that sleeping position is so funny :)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on May 30, 2009, 08:04:13 PM
What a beautiful cat! And that sleeping position is so funny :)

Sash does this all the time I walk around and there he is zonked out napping.
(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/new61-1.jpg?t=1243869573)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: alek0 on May 30, 2009, 08:12:32 PM
He he he, my Sophie sleeps like that too.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on May 30, 2009, 08:15:23 PM
He he he, my Sophie sleeps like that too.

I know I noticed.  ;)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on May 31, 2009, 08:43:27 AM
(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/new62.jpg?t=1243788027)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: caylee on May 31, 2009, 09:38:03 AM
Awwww! Give Sash a huge hug and kiss on that beautiful tum-tum for me.

Hugs


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: catwoods on May 31, 2009, 10:54:18 AM
Cats really know how to get max serenity out of a nap!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Sandi K on May 31, 2009, 04:03:11 PM
LOL this is one goofy kitty!  He is so funny, he definately is happy and loved and veeeeeerrryy relaxed!   ;D


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: DougG on May 31, 2009, 04:23:52 PM
Had to go through the entire thread - gawd what a gorgeous cat! And such a nice story too - he was just meant to find his forever home with you.

My Kobi spends half his time on his back like that, just begging for tummy rubs.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: mainecoonpeg on May 31, 2009, 04:37:28 PM
In my house this is referred to as the "kitty skin rug" pose.

My left index finger is trying to poke that beautiful belly.

I agree with DougG, Steve, "he was just meant to find his forever home with you."


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: tesla on June 01, 2009, 02:00:30 PM
 I agree with DougG, Steve, "he was just meant to find his forever home with you."

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I can't agree more....


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on June 03, 2009, 12:27:53 PM
As you can see Sash also has "another side".

Movie
http://s80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/?action=view&current=Sash2.flv

He didn't bang his head don't worry that was the cardboard.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: DougG on June 03, 2009, 03:58:13 PM
Heh heh. Attaboy!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: JJ on June 05, 2009, 10:24:17 AM
Luv his lil pink toes too! He is just a lil cutie pie.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on June 06, 2009, 06:59:43 PM
Well, with the warm and lazy days of summer rapidly approaching I guess this will be a rather common sight.

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/new63.jpg?t=1244343415)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: caylee on June 06, 2009, 07:05:49 PM
Sash sure doesn't seem to care where he takes his 'belly-side-up' nappy does he?? ;D


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on June 06, 2009, 07:14:38 PM
Sash sure doesn't seem to care where he takes his 'belly-side-up' nappy does he?? ;D

Not at all. That spot there is one of his favorites. And he likes using those moccasin slippers as a pillow.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Cato on June 06, 2009, 07:29:25 PM
she's actually guarding the door --- cat-style  :D


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: bug on June 12, 2009, 05:51:44 AM
I think Sash, like Mia, cools off sleeping that way. Their bellies are the only area without all that dense, long fur.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on June 13, 2009, 10:20:30 AM
The Kibble Kid

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/new64.jpg?t=1244917174)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: caylee on June 13, 2009, 11:26:23 AM
Thanks for sharing another cute pix of our king Sasha.

Hugs


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on June 18, 2009, 08:55:05 AM
Sash "Chillin Out" on the air conditioning vent.
(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/new66.jpg?t=1245344041)

Evening Snooze
(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/new67.jpg?t=1245344070)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: lesliek on June 18, 2009, 04:21:15 PM
He's a riot ! Love the weird sleeping poses,my Oreo likes to sleep up against something hard. Like bricks.Cats are definitely strange !


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: JJ on June 18, 2009, 10:05:24 PM
What a perfect spot for Sasha's evening snooze - he fits right in there. Too precious.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on June 19, 2009, 06:51:50 AM
He's a blessing. A couple of Sasha's unique and consistent personality traits are . . .

He likes to walk around with you a lot, sometimes right between your legs as you walk.  He also likes to relax on the kitchen floor while your working in the kitchen, usually right in the middle of the floor. Always wanting to help or supervise.

In general when people visit, I suggest . . "Oh, be alert for Sash".


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: caylee on June 19, 2009, 07:11:28 PM
Those are such neat pictures of 'our' Sashie Boy! Keep 'um comin'.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Cato on June 19, 2009, 10:43:29 PM
He's such a handsome kitty.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: catwoods on June 19, 2009, 10:49:49 PM
Cute pictures of Sash!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on June 20, 2009, 09:14:03 PM
Sash and I are going to chill out for a while.  The Miller thing (among others) put me over the edge and I may end up getting in trouble again breaking the rules around here. (Story of my life) . .  We'll be back.



Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Mandycat on June 20, 2009, 09:27:01 PM
Sash "Chillin Out" on the air conditioning vent.
(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/new66.jpg?t=1245344041)

Evening Snooze
(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/new67.jpg?t=1245344070)


Steve,
     I think Sash can give you lessons on chillin' and relaxin'!   :D   ;)  Come back soon!   :)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on June 21, 2009, 05:10:25 PM
We need to get Sash groomed (mats) and Kate is giving me heavy pressure to get Sash a 3 year Rabies Vaccination.

Sash will bite if he's mad I already know that.  And we're not sure if the Groomers will accept him without current Rabies Vaccination.

What do I do?


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: mainecoonpeg on June 21, 2009, 05:18:33 PM
Steve, Can you get a grooming comb under the mats without pulling the skin?
In other words can you slide a comb between the mat and the skin?

If so, do that and take a scissors and cut at the mat on top of the comb.
Then untangle the fur below where the comb was and down to the skin.

I have had wonderful success combing my long hairs, I find it very relaxing and so do they.

This is my favorite comb

http://www.thepetstoreonline.com/sashcoforlob.html

In all my years of owning longhairs, I find that brushing makes for more problems.
Not a big fan of "rakes" or the Furminator either.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on June 21, 2009, 05:41:14 PM
Peg I've gotten his left side cleaned up. Most of the mats I've been able to get a comb under. There are a few large ones though that probably should be clipped off with clippers though they are loose enough to get a comb under I believe and I could probably safely get them  It will be real tough to restrain Sash to get these he just does NOT like being handled for this type of thing at all. I thought about buying a grooming table arm with leash to help. Maybe even an e collar. Both Kate and I agree Sash could benefit from a short cut for summer, he baths a lot and his fur is really thick and we're being hit by the heat season now. (90's)  Also we could start fresh and keep his coat mat free in the future. He doesn't mind being combed.

The problem is I am excessively suspicious of vaccines and Kate doesn't think it will do any harm.  I also do not know what Sash's recent vaccine history is. I don't want to turn into a "wreck" over this thing but Kate may not give give me any other option. I'm a "do it your selfer" and Kate is a "someone else (pro) must do it" type.
 
I have this type of comb http://www.pet-supplies.com.sg/catalog/images/DSC_0126.GIF and the right side teeth are very wide and good for getting up under them mats.

That safari comb looks excellent also.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: mikken on June 21, 2009, 05:53:15 PM
Steve,

http://www.holisticat.com/vaccinations.html


FWIW.



Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on June 21, 2009, 05:56:48 PM
Steve,
http://www.holisticat.com/vaccinations.html

FWIW.

I know I've done so much study (excessive amounts) on this I'm now a total Luddite.  Then there's the "LAW". Which makes me even more resistant.  Because the laws on this stuff are more favorable to the Drug Companies then the animals well being.

Also our Vet said Sash only needs Rabies to be compliant. She's not recommending any others for him.

Anyway I guess my "break" from the "pressures and frustrations"  is over.  ;D May as well smile about it?  :-[


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on June 21, 2009, 06:54:28 PM
And . . . I also have to consider if I want Sash spending all his time laying on the air conditioning vent from now on until September.   :-\

He's not all that interested in the Porch during the peak heat hours of the day. And with the temps going to be in the  nineties with 105 to 110+ heat indexes mon-wed I suspect he'll be using the air conditioning vent quite a bit.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: bug on June 21, 2009, 06:58:17 PM
Steve,

Mia hates having her mats shaved, too. The way dh and I do it is he holds her like a football with all fourlegs dangling and her back end free and I get to it with the clippers. I only do a couple of mats at a time and she seems to tolerate it. She gets all indignant afterwards if you want to comb the area the next day, but she's a cranky kitten sometimes.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: alek0 on June 21, 2009, 07:11:37 PM
With Sophie we check for knots regularly and get them while they are small. She has never been to a groomer. And she loves to lie under the aircon, too.

As for vaccines, I only do the kitten shots and nothing after that, here Rabies is not mandatory for cats and they are indoors anyway and at zero risk practically. My vet doesn't have a problem with that, though his office kept sending me reminders for booster shots a few times which I ignored. Previous vet was a different story though, I was in shock when I saw Stefie&Mitzie's vaccination record and saw FeLV, for indoor cats and all vaccines given between shoulder blades and I was never informed about the risks and I asked!. Good thing I changed the vet and decided not to do any more after kitten  shots even though they had no problems.

I have to say Sophie was another matter though. After her kitten shot, and we did only first two core vaccines (http://www.catvaccines.com/chart_of_vaccine_recommendations.htm, so no rabies and no FeLV), no live viruses because of the other two, and she was very sleepy and not quite herself for days afterwards. And she is normally totally hyperactive, so after that experience bf finally fully supported me on no vaccinations after kitten shots thing, because we are convinced that for our cats risks would outweigh the benefits. If you decide to vaccinate Sash, I would recommend check out different brands of vaccines since there is a choice, and also anything specific for his breed concerning vaccinations since some breeds are more senistive than others.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: mainecoonpeg on June 21, 2009, 07:13:49 PM
How about a groomer coming to your home Steve?


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on June 21, 2009, 07:14:56 PM
Steve,

Mia hates having her mats shaved, too. The way dh and I do it is he holds her like a football with all fourlegs dangling and her back end free and I get to it with the clippers. I only do a couple of mats at a time and she seems to tolerate it. She gets all indignant afterwards if you want to comb the area the next day, but she's a cranky kitten sometimes.

I have zero experience with shavers.  As you and everyone know by now Sash is a real sweety. He has absolutely no desire to harm anyone. But he's really strong, and I mean strong, and if he doesn't feel like being handled for something a certain way or isn't in the right mood for it he will send a message by "clamping down" and it doesn't take much for those sharp teeth to break the skin. (I found that out personally in March) He's front de-clawed so he's obviously learned to compensate.

I suppose if I got or made some kind of a grooming table arm with leash he would figure he wasn't going anywhere so he might as well go with the flow and it might possibly be doable. A few mats at a time here and there.  


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Cato on June 21, 2009, 07:15:42 PM
And . . . I also have to consider if I want Sash spending all his time laying on the air conditioning vent from now on until September.   :-\

He's not all that interested in the Porch during the peak heat hours of the day. And with the temps going to be in the  nineties with 105 to 110+ heat indexes mon-wed I suspect he'll be using the air conditioning vent quite a bit.

Steve: long-haired cats really really feel the heat.  I just make sure that Cato is in a cool place when the weather is really hot.  Wiping him down with a cold wet face towel helps a lot I'e notices.  I've never had to resort to clipping his hair back, but I would not hesitate if there was no choice!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on June 21, 2009, 07:16:53 PM
With Sophie we check for knots regularly and get them while they are small. She has never been to a groomer. And she loves to lie under the aircon, too.

 If you decide to vaccinate Sash, I would recommend check out different brands of vaccines since there is a choice, and also anything specific for his breed concerning vaccinations since some breeds are more senistive than others.

Thanks alek0 it's appreciated.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on June 21, 2009, 07:19:35 PM
How about a groomer coming to your home Steve?

That's a possibility we have a mobile franchise in this city.  I don't know what the vaccination rules are though.

Plus I have to be honest with them that Sash will attempt a warning bite if he's not happy at the moment about the way he's handled. At least with us!  :P



Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on June 21, 2009, 07:28:34 PM
And . . . I also have to consider if I want Sash spending all his time laying on the air conditioning vent from now on until September.   :-\

He's not all that interested in the Porch during the peak heat hours of the day. And with the temps going to be in the  nineties with 105 to 110+ heat indexes mon-wed I suspect he'll be using the air conditioning vent quite a bit.

Steve: long-haired cats really really feel the heat.  I just make sure that Cato is in a cool place when the weather is really hot.  Wiping him down with a cold wet face towel helps a lot I'e notices.  I've never had to resort to clipping his hair back, but I would not hesitate if there was no choice!

We have a central air system, he's comfy on the vent when he wants a cool nap. He won't suffer inside. But Sash loves cool and cold weather anyway. Last winter he would take short naps on the porch when it was 28 degrees.  ???  He roams on the porch when its 10 degrees like it's nothing.

No doubt though he's feeling the heat.  But he's not stressed out about it. Plus he likes the coffee table right under the ceiling fan.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: JJ on June 21, 2009, 09:00:18 PM
Steve what about a Titre test for Sasha? That's a blood test that shows antibodies from vaccines and how much is circulating in their systems. Should Sash show enough in his bloodstream, then a trip to the groomers would be much easier.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on June 21, 2009, 09:20:49 PM
Steve what about a Titre test for Sasha? That's a blood test that shows antibodies from vaccines and how much is circulating in their systems. Should Sash show enough in his bloodstream, then a trip to the groomers would be much easier.

Yes I am interested in that possibility. Otherwise my only compromise would be the non-adjuvant vaccine. All rabies vaccines contain adjuvant with the exception of Purevax ®, by Merial.

The other possibility is he could be a reasonable gentlemen while they give him a clip. And we could figure all this out in an calm way rather then rushed manner.



Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: JJ on June 21, 2009, 09:27:09 PM
True, a calm, non-hurried way is best for Sasha and you too. Keeping positive thoughts that you'll find the solution best suited for all concerned.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Mandycat on June 21, 2009, 09:42:04 PM
I am pretty positive that there is no titre for Rabies vaccine, but you could test for the other vaccine titres.  The reason I say there is no titre for Rabies is that my brother rescued a kitty back in February and he had an injury.  Not knowing his vaccination history, the law says that the kitty had to be euthanized or quarantined for 6 months.  The vet said there was no way to test for either rabies or if the cat had had the vaccine in the past.  I respect your feelings regarding vaccination, Steve, but even if YOU feel positive that Sash does not have rabies, the law is going to prevail in whatever would happen if he should bite someone, or if he would be bitten by another animal.  You have to prove he has been vaccinated for rabies if that is the law in your state.  I can only say that I have routinely vaccinated my cats for over 40 years and have never had a vaccine associated problem.  Maybe just good luck, but in IMO, although there can be problems, I don't think that they are wide-spread.  You just have to weigh the pros and cons of vaccinating or not vaccinating.
BTW, my brother could never have an animal euthanized for no reason.  JR is being "quarantined" in a bedroom in my brother's home, and will be "out of jail" the beginning of August.   ;D  He is doing really well, and is a sweet kitty boy.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on June 21, 2009, 10:43:35 PM
I'm grateful for all the feedback. We'll figure out the solution.

Sash loves people. He's a gentle soul and easy going, but one thing is certain. He does not like to be pushed around or engaged in rough play and he'll let one know it if you cross the line.

Just don't know if a summer haircut is crossing the line yet!  :D

Can't wait to ask the groomer. "You think you can handle this?"

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/Sashee2-1.jpg?t=1242856956)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: JJ on June 21, 2009, 11:36:35 PM
http://www.dogs4dogs.com/blog/category/titretesting

What is Titre testing? A titre test is a laboratory test measuring the existence and level of antibodies to disease in the blood. Antibodies are produced when an antigen (like a virus or bacteria) provokes a response from the immune system. This response can come from natural exposure or from vaccination. (Note: titering is also called serum vaccine antibody titering and serologic vaccine titering.)

http://www.caberfeidh.com/CanineTiters.htm  What is Titre test? Covers the immune system & its response to the vaccine. Very informative and more food for thought.

http://www.squidoo.com/rabiesvaccine#module8199983
Do Cats Have Special Needs?

Dr. Jean Hofve, DVM and former Editor-in-Chief of The American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association Journal, writes: Ideally, for cats the Merial Purevax recombinant can be used in place of the older killed vaccines that CAN  cause injection-site tumors. She adds: When vaccines were given between the shoulder blades, these CANCERS were inoperable because they would grow into the spine, ribcage, and chest. This became such a serious problem that now it is recommended to give the Rabies vaccine in the right hind leg so that WHEN A TUMOR DOES DEVELOP, THE WHOLE LEG CAN BE AMPUTATED and thus the cat's life can be saved.

WTF - injection site tumors so lets give it in the leg so we can just whack it off when cancer shows up?


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: mikken on June 22, 2009, 06:28:02 AM
Of course there's titer testing for rabies.  I find it hard to believe a vet wouldn't know that as vets titer *themselves* for rabies!  Curious that they just don't vaccinate themselves every year or three, eh?


Steve, have you tried Feliway to try and mellow him out?  I like to spray down the area and let it sit long enough for the alcohol in the formula to evaporate off thoroughly before bringing the cat in.  So maybe Feliway on a towel where you're looking to work on him?



Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on June 22, 2009, 06:39:35 AM
What is ironic and frustrating is many states do not even legally require pets be vaccinated. They recommend it but leave it up to local regulations (animal control typically) to set the law.  And then you read alek0's feedback and it becomes totally obvious to anyone that Hong Kong laws and regulations in this particular area are more liberal and progressive then here in the U.S.

We have Vet's-Vet groups here in the U.S. who obviously believe it is time modify the vaccine system protocols as well.

The standard has been the adjuvant vaccines and now with the safer and less riskier non-adjuvant Purevax ® on the market. This is a new and major development competing against old school codified thought. So far Merial has not been granted a three year vaccine approval. They are limited to marketing Purevax ® one year rabies. (Go figure)

So at this time people have a choice of vaccinating every year with Purevax or every three years with the adjuvant. Complicate the matter even more say if your Vet is in the next town over in another state and then your dealing with two whole totally different sets of laws and regulations, etc, etc.

All to vaccinate a pet for rabies who obviously without a doubt will never be exposed to it unless some freak event like a rabid meteor crashing through roof lands on the living room floor and infects all the inhabitants.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on June 22, 2009, 06:59:05 AM
Of course there's titer testing for rabies.  I find it hard to believe a vet wouldn't know that as vets titer *themselves* for rabies!  Curious that they just don't vaccinate themselves every year or three, eh?

Steve, have you tried Feliway to try and mellow him out?  I like to spray down the area and let it sit long enough for the alcohol in the formula to evaporate off thoroughly before bringing the cat in.  So maybe Feliway on a towel where you're looking to work on him?

No Sash isn't a hyper cat.  He's as mellow as they get.  Unless someone handles him the wrong way.  We clean his ears for example it's no big deal to him he just has "time limits" for doing all this stuff.

We just want to get him a haircut!  :D  ;D 


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: mikken on June 22, 2009, 07:03:37 AM

All to vaccinate a pet for rabies who obviously without a doubt will never be exposed to it unless some freak event like a rabid meteor crashing through roof lands on the living rood floor and infects all the inhabitants.


*snerk*  "rabid meteor" <G>


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on June 22, 2009, 07:09:53 AM
All to vaccinate a pet for rabies who obviously without a doubt will never be exposed to it unless some freak event like a rabid meteor crashing through roof lands on the living rood floor and infects all the inhabitants.
*snerk*  "rabid meteor" <G>

LOL the more complex things become the more confusing things get.   :D  And the more difficult it becomes to see the "obvious" . . .


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on June 22, 2009, 08:27:41 AM
So it was February 19, when our friend Beth came over to check out Sash. This was back when we all still thought Sash was a girl.  Beth owns two Maine Coons.

Anyway Beth came on the porch and Sash got all lovey dovey with her so Beth sat down and started petting him. Sash was loving it then Beth said . .  "Do you like to play?" . .

Then she kind of started teasing him to play and then she somehow got him down so she could playfully poke his belly and rough fluff his fur, grab his tail and things like that.  I had no idea Beth has this side of her.  :D  But . .

At one point Sash decided she was being a little to rough for his liking and he stood up, gave her this look like "Okay, >:( this will be enough of that"   . . and he jumped right on her arm and clamped down on her shirt sleeve with his mouth. It didn't break the skin. I'm thinking. . What the! Oh my god. He just leaped on our best friend. . . . Beth, thought it was funny and said, "oh your a scrapper huh? Well we'll see about that! " and she kept on doing this stuff.  :P

Finally I said "whoa hold on here a minute let's settle down this is getting kind of out of control here" so we went into the living room to chat and Sash dropped the issue and continued schmoozing Beth.

I mean the fact is Sash is his own boss and if he feels like he's being pushed he'll let it be known he doesn't like it. His preferred self defense technique is obviously to go for a nip of the offender.

Okay back to haircut and compliance.





Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on June 22, 2009, 03:14:21 PM
And whatever . . . . . . .

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/new68.jpg?t=1245712258)



Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Cato on June 22, 2009, 05:06:34 PM
You can tell by the positioning of the ears that Sasha new you were taking his picture!!! 


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: JJ on June 23, 2009, 12:22:17 AM
And with those ears back - intently listening too!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on June 23, 2009, 06:46:06 AM
And with those ears back - intently listening too!

Oh yeah. And they perk up every time he hears the words, Vet, Rabies Shot, and Haircut too.

Every notice how cats can do that. Pick up on key words?  ;D


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: lesliek on June 23, 2009, 06:39:10 PM
Its selective hearing. You can call a dog,cat or child for hours & have them ignore you but open the fridge & everyone is right there ! ;D


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: alek0 on June 23, 2009, 06:54:09 PM
Yup, they definitely understand the key words, haircut, teeth, vet , trim...

My Mitzie has the largest vocabulary, and Stefie and Sophie are about the same.

PS rabid meteor, he he he... That really made my day. Btw, here rabies vaccination is required for dogs, but there are no mandatory vaccinations for cats. Which makes sense since most cats are indoors only, and in highrise buildings they are unlikely to be able to get outside.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on June 23, 2009, 07:22:48 PM
Sash giving me "the look" because I was trying to sneak a few clips and snips on some mats a little earlier when he wasn't into it.

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/new69.jpg?t=1245813537)

Not long after . . .

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/new70.jpg?t=1245813663)



Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: caylee on June 23, 2009, 07:30:11 PM
Awwwwwwww. . . .

Hugs


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on June 23, 2009, 07:41:14 PM
Awwwwwwww. . . .
Hugs

I think I can get these damn mats if I can figure out a way to get him to cooperate.  When he goes into the Kung Fu Kat mode though forget it!  :D


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: caylee on June 23, 2009, 07:51:26 PM
Have you tried to de-mat him when he is sleeping, as in the above pix?


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on June 23, 2009, 07:53:32 PM
Have you tried to de-mat him when he is sleeping, as in the above pix?

Hmmm . . . . now why didn't I think of that?   ;)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: alek0 on June 23, 2009, 08:18:11 PM
I've tried to trim Mitzie's nails while she is sleeping, but my evil plan didn't work all that well (about one claw per day at most, since she would sleep more lightly after first attempt) and she was rather annoyed with me, so eventually I gave up on nail trimming.

Is there anything that Sash really likes? My Stefie loves belly rubs, so bf cleans his teeth while I hold him and rub his belly and he actually purrs during teeth cleaning and doesn't struggle.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on June 23, 2009, 08:30:53 PM
I've tried to trim Mitzie's nails while she is sleeping, but my evil plan didn't work all that well (about one claw per day at most, since she would sleep more lightly after first attempt) and she was rather annoyed with me, so eventually I gave up on nail trimming.

Is there anything that Sash really likes? My Stefie loves belly rubs, so bf cleans his teeth while I hold him and rub his belly and he actually purrs during teeth cleaning and doesn't struggle.

Sash loves everything. Except me poking around his mats.  :)  Sometimes the mood is right and he lets me clip some.

I think the problem is I am so obsessed with getting the rest I become to much of a pest.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: alek0 on June 23, 2009, 08:41:20 PM
So, how about distracting him with something he really, really likes, while another person takes care of the mats?

Another strategy is to persist until you trim at least some of it, then give him some freeze-dried chicken. Sophie doesn't enjoy haircuts either, but put the bag of freeze-dried stuff where she can see it during hair cut so that she knows what follows after and it is doable. She does bite occasionally during the process (I guess cutting of those knots hurts), but not really hard so it is not a problem.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on June 23, 2009, 08:51:52 PM
So, how about distracting him with something he really, really likes, while another person takes care of the mats?

Another strategy is to persist until you trim at least some of it, then give him some freeze-dried chicken. Sophie doesn't enjoy haircuts either, but put the bag of freeze-dried stuff where she can see it during hair cut so that she knows what follows after and it is doable. She does bite occasionally during the process (I guess cutting of those knots hurts), but not really hard so it is not a problem.

There's a specific technique I use when I do it solo. He's usually curious about something and is so into it it gives me some time to get a comb under and snip or clip while he's totally distracted and focused on the item of his curiosity. Haven't tried the treat approach yet. But I think the "persist until you trim at least some of it" is going to be the way to go. I did manage to get his left side nicely cleaned up.

These mats are not tightly bound to the skin they are loose enough to work with. A few are sizable tuffs though. They really don't appear to bother him but they got to go so we can just comb Sash thoroughly. His coat is pretty easy to work with for such thick long fur.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Fizzy1 on June 23, 2009, 09:07:57 PM
Sorry, no suggestions for the clippings, but.....I feel for ya ;D  Neither of my cats were into combing for a long time (long hair kitties) but I just kept doing a bit at a time.  Now Scooby likes it, as long as she thinks she's going to get fed afterwards ::)   Fizzy tolerates it better than she used to, but it's still a chore. 


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: JJ on June 23, 2009, 11:27:17 PM
Steve sounds like you have made some progress in the clipping of the mats. Glad your persistence will eventually be well worth every kung fu look thrown your way!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: bug on June 24, 2009, 06:10:21 AM
Steve, that look is exactly what Mia gives me after cutting her mats or nails. Stealth grooming would be dangerous with her. I tried giving her tummy a kiss one day while she was in the "belly up Sash pose" and she nearly took my eye out with one of her back claws. I literally had to put the skin under my eye back together and goop a ton of Polysporin on it so it didn't scar. I probably could have used a couple of stitiches, but it worked out fine -- just a tiny reminder of what happened left over. Don't do it.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on June 24, 2009, 06:18:03 AM
Steve sounds like you have made some progress in the clipping of the mats. Glad your persistence will eventually be well worth every kung fu look thrown your way!

I sure hope so. LOL . . As long as I do not allow my persistence to morph into my "Fierce Determination" mode everything will be fine and we'll all be happy.

Whats interesting is I've realized both Sash and I are similar in some astounding ways. Unflinchingly and exceptionally loyal, gentle, loving, cute, honest, . . but no poking and prodding permitted  :D  (Yes, we have  faults and flaws also, but were working on it.)



Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on June 24, 2009, 06:21:24 AM
Steve, that look is exactly what Mia gives me after cutting her mats or nails. Stealth grooming would be dangerous with her. I tried giving her tummy a kiss one day while she was in the "belly up Sash pose" and she nearly took my eye out with one of her back claws. I literally had to put the skin under my eye back together and goop a ton of Polysporin on it so it didn't scar. I probably could have used a couple of stitiches, but it worked out fine -- just a tiny reminder of what happened left over. Don't do it.

Ouch ouch ouch . . . And you are correct. I slept on it last night and came to the same conclusion. Thanks for affirming. Think we'll just take our good ol' time here. The less is more approach. Relaxed . . . . . easy going  :)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on June 24, 2009, 07:37:17 AM
PS rabid meteor, he he he... That really made my day. Btw, here rabies vaccination is required for dogs, but there are no mandatory vaccinations for cats. Which makes sense since most cats are indoors only, and in highrise buildings they are unlikely to be able to get outside.

I called our Vet and I was surprised they do not offer PureVax™.  Apparently Pfizer has them "locked up" in some kind exclusive sweetheart deal and don't want to rock the boat. (Pfizer Defensor 3™) There is no doubt also some hard ball politics's involved in getting PureVax™  licensed for 3 years, although studies are in progress currently to prove immunity for 3 years. Pfizer has had a major lock on the market and I seriously doubt they are going to say "welcome aboard let's share!!!!" to a major competitor threatening to knock them for a major loop and off the trough with a safer alternative. 


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on June 25, 2009, 06:22:00 AM
It's totally obvious I'm going to lose the battle here over Sashes rabies vac.

The price I pay for not just mindlessly "going along with the program" really can be a heavy burden.





Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on June 25, 2009, 09:44:06 AM
Nice cool on the shoes . . . . . .

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/new73.jpg?t=1245951182)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Fizzy1 on June 25, 2009, 09:59:44 AM
 ;D  What a nut!  :D


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: JJ on June 25, 2009, 10:42:33 AM
So nice to be able to just curl about anywhere for a few ZZZZZZ's.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: bug on June 25, 2009, 12:51:45 PM
Ohhh, that is too cute.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: catwoods on June 25, 2009, 01:02:37 PM
That's a nice den space for a small lion. :)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on June 25, 2009, 01:04:26 PM
Ohhh, that is too cute.

LOL and I tell him that all the time. That everyone here on the forum would probably "smother you in smooches" if we had a get together here.  ;D


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: bug on June 25, 2009, 01:10:47 PM
That everyone here on the forum would probably "smoother you in smooches" if we had a get together here.  ;D

That's an understatement!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on July 02, 2009, 10:32:27 AM
Sash being mellow . .Obviously, this first pic is his love me hold me squeeze me look.

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/new74.jpg?t=1246559799)

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/new75.jpg?t=1246559835)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Spartycats on July 02, 2009, 10:56:05 AM
I just love seeing pictures of Sasha.  Thanks for posting them!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: JJ on July 02, 2009, 11:08:19 AM
What a great 'capture' of his eyes looking right at you - luv that!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on July 02, 2009, 11:37:58 AM
What a great 'capture' of his eyes looking right at you - luv that!

Sash hasn't hasn't been permitting me "good snaps" since June 25. .

Today he seems to be in the mood to be the "picture perfect" model. 


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: alek0 on July 02, 2009, 05:40:50 PM
Great photos, he is so cute.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on July 02, 2009, 06:17:47 PM
Cute as can be



Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: catwoods on July 02, 2009, 06:41:42 PM
Very cute photos!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Cato on July 02, 2009, 06:44:53 PM
Like I said: Sash is one of the most good-looking cats I've ever seen!  Great photo that with his looking up at the camera!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on July 02, 2009, 07:46:08 PM
(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/new76.jpg?t=1246592747)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: bug on July 03, 2009, 06:18:47 AM
Awww, goofy kitty  :D.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Cato on July 03, 2009, 07:13:25 AM
HA HA HA HA HA  :D :D :D


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on July 03, 2009, 07:38:20 AM
(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/new78.jpg?t=1246635477)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Meowli on July 03, 2009, 11:04:57 AM
I thought only my cats got into predi-cat-ments  like that! 
Meowli


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: catwoods on July 03, 2009, 12:44:57 PM
 ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: caylee on July 03, 2009, 12:53:21 PM
Oh, what a cute little pink nose sticking up from that bag!

:D


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: tesla on July 03, 2009, 04:28:59 PM
Silly kitty!  That's so funny ;D ;D ;D.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on July 04, 2009, 12:46:06 PM
Our Family through the years

Snugs (Left) Posey (Right)
(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/PugPose.jpg?t=1246739755)

Kitskie
(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/Kitskin.jpg?t=1246739807)

April
(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/April.jpg?t=1246739843)

And there'll be one child born to carry on
(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/new77.jpg?t=1246740460)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: JJ on July 04, 2009, 02:53:58 PM
Beautiful family. Sash looks right at home, secure in that look 'as in' "I Am Home".


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on July 04, 2009, 03:09:04 PM
Beautiful family. Sash looks right at home, secure in that look 'as in' "I Am Home".

With out a doubt all four had a role in "guiding" Sash to us. 



Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: bug on July 04, 2009, 05:05:05 PM
Awww, they were all so beautiful -- and Kitskie looks like a great big suck.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on July 04, 2009, 07:06:25 PM
Nice Rear Paw

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/new79.jpg?t=1246763043)

Bizzzzzzzness as usual

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/new80.jpg?t=1246763105)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: catwoods on July 04, 2009, 09:19:17 PM
Your kitties were all gorgeous.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: tesla on July 05, 2009, 11:05:56 AM
All your kitty family were so beautiful, thanks for posting them.

Boy Sasha is really "working" hard.  Talking about the "cat" days of summer. ;D ;D


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: bug on July 05, 2009, 07:18:41 PM
That is just the ultimate relaxy cat. He'd probably be comfy lying on a bunch of rocks.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on July 05, 2009, 07:32:21 PM
That is just the ultimate relaxy cat. He'd probably be comfy lying on a bunch of rocks.

No kidding. An he wasn't even phased by all the fireworks and stuff going off all evening last night. We shut the door for us but he went out the cat door and hung out on the porch. He's one Calm and Cool Cat.



Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: alek0 on July 05, 2009, 09:19:30 PM
He he he, great photos :)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: JJ on July 10, 2009, 11:30:37 AM
Relaxy cat - what a great word for Sash. That is one very calm, sleeping soundly gorgeous boy.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on July 14, 2009, 09:08:42 AM
Late evening snooze
(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/new81.jpg?t=1247591191)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: bug on July 14, 2009, 10:43:55 AM
Awww. Sleeping baby -- sooo cute. Looks like he's still listening to something, though. Sneaky boy.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on July 14, 2009, 12:59:13 PM
Awww. Sleeping baby -- sooo cute. Looks like he's still listening to something, though. Sneaky boy.

He's pretending to be asleep  ;)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on July 14, 2009, 01:14:32 PM
Sash the Ham
(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/new82.jpg?t=1247606030)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: caylee on July 14, 2009, 01:53:37 PM
Thanks for the cute pictures of your sweet boy, Steve.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: catwoods on July 14, 2009, 03:50:59 PM
 ;D Great captures of some of his expressions, Steve!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: tesla on July 14, 2009, 04:16:32 PM
He is definitely one beautiful boy.  Bug's description is so perfect, relaxy cat!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: JJ on July 15, 2009, 12:22:33 AM
Late evening snooze
(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/new81.jpg?t=1247591191)
Steve I didn't know you also did trick photography too. Look at the area on that piece of glass or ? between Sash's left ear an left eye - look closely - I see what looks like a sled dog/huskie with the black nose and the two eyes, ears you can barely make out. Really somethin'!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on July 15, 2009, 07:06:38 AM
Sash relaxing with Kate

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/new84.jpg?t=1247670347)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: caylee on July 15, 2009, 05:04:34 PM
Sash the cutie pie!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Sandi K on July 18, 2009, 08:09:02 AM
Sash is just beautiful, still reminds me of a creamsicle.   :D


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on July 18, 2009, 12:12:39 PM
Sash was racing around playing then gobbled down his food so fast he got hiccups.
http://s80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/?action=view&current=SashHiccups.flv


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: bug on July 18, 2009, 05:43:42 PM
Ooohhh -- Sash in real life motion! More! More!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: lesliek on July 18, 2009, 07:41:51 PM
Too cute ! Wait til he realizes you put that online though. Sleep lightly !


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: alek0 on July 19, 2009, 04:38:26 PM
Sash is so cute!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: tesla on July 20, 2009, 06:36:54 AM
That was cute!  I love cuddly Sash pics!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on July 20, 2009, 06:53:58 AM
Atta Boy!
http://s80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/?action=view&current=Sashtwirl.flv


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: macush on July 20, 2009, 07:41:58 AM
JJ -- you're right.  Took me forever but I found the huskie. ;D  Amazing what turns up unexpectedly in photos!  Or toast or rocks or trees.  If you look, you will find it.  Thanks for my "can you see it puzzle" for the day!   :D :D


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Cato on July 20, 2009, 05:20:48 PM
I love that picture!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: JJ on July 20, 2009, 09:56:04 PM
JJ -- you're right.  Took me forever but I found the huskie. ;D  Amazing what turns up unexpectedly in photos!  Or toast or rocks or trees.  If you look, you will find it.  Thanks for my "can you see it puzzle" for the day!   :D :D
Thx for confirming that too. Didn't want to think I was only one who saw the huskie!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: catwoods on July 20, 2009, 11:19:54 PM
JJ -- you're right.  Took me forever but I found the huskie. ;D  Amazing what turns up unexpectedly in photos!  Or toast or rocks or trees.  If you look, you will find it.  Thanks for my "can you see it puzzle" for the day!   :D :D
Thx for confirming that too. Didn't want to think I was only one who saw the huskie!

Yikes, I saw it for the first time tonight, It looks most like a huskie, but then I thought for a moment it looked a little like an opossum, too, and then I thought I saw two little striped front legs like a raccoon.... imagination getting carried away....and Sash looks completely nonplussed, with that creature in the glass sitting there....cats are experts in serenity. :)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on July 21, 2009, 06:41:11 AM
Those dark spots are on the plastic sheeting I just looked the lighting and angle must have been just right to create the illusion.

 ;D


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on July 28, 2009, 04:35:19 PM
(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/new85.jpg?t=1248827664)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Spartycats on July 28, 2009, 05:07:14 PM
Steve,
I'm sorry that Sasha seems so tense all the time.  I hope you can help him learn to relax.  ;D


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on July 28, 2009, 05:14:19 PM
Steve,
I'm sorry that Sasha seems so tense all the time.  I hope you can help him learn to relax.  ;D

LOL . . . good one!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: caylee on July 28, 2009, 05:17:47 PM
Looks like someone has lost their comfy porch chair! And I bet it is NOT Sash!

Very cute


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Sandi K on July 28, 2009, 07:15:45 PM
LOL OMG, please tell me he isnt snoring too!  Sash has no shame.   ;D


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: catwoods on July 28, 2009, 09:55:42 PM
 ;D Very cute!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: JJ on July 28, 2009, 10:10:54 PM
Now that is one relaxed lil boy. Steve you trainin' Sash to pose so you can take these great pics?  ;)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on July 29, 2009, 07:51:40 AM
LOL . . no training   :D  (Sandi, he doesn't snore . . "yet")


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: tesla on July 29, 2009, 03:41:26 PM
I would love to have Sash's life, I'm jealous!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: lesliek on July 29, 2009, 03:48:52 PM
Its a real shame Sash doesn't feel at home enough with you & Kate to relax ! ;D ;D


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: alek0 on July 31, 2009, 06:38:28 PM
Sooo funny and cute.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on August 18, 2009, 01:52:40 PM
Summer Breeze makes me feel fine, Blowin' through the jasmine in my mind

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/new87.jpg?t=1250632135)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: caylee on August 18, 2009, 02:09:49 PM
Oh how cute!! Thanks for posting all of the pictures of Sash, Steve.

Hugs


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: lesliek on August 18, 2009, 02:50:33 PM
You really should look into tranquilizers for Sash,its a shame how tense & uptight he always is ! ;) ;D


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on August 18, 2009, 03:06:54 PM
Sash looks like a Lion in this one. Plus, a bird has caught his attention he's really "zoned in on it"

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/new88.jpg?t=1250636696)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: caylee on August 18, 2009, 05:04:40 PM
Sash looks like a Lion in this one. Plus, a bird has caught his attention he's really "zoned in on it"

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/new88.jpg?t=1250636696)


I'll bet his tail is wiggling and he is 'chattering' at it too! ;D


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: catbird on August 18, 2009, 06:25:21 PM
Yes, I agree with Leslie.  It's a shame Sash is so hyper all the time! ;D


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Sandi K on August 18, 2009, 06:42:52 PM
LOL looks like he is trying hypnosis to capture that birdie with..... 8)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on August 18, 2009, 06:44:48 PM
LOL looks like he is trying hypnosis to capture that birdie with..... 8)

Ha ha! . . .  Looooook, into my eyes


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: bug on August 18, 2009, 07:55:45 PM
I think Sash looks mad in that one. "Why can't I have that birdie? Why!? WHY!!?"


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Cato on August 18, 2009, 08:04:20 PM
I just love these new photos of Sasha!  He's a BIG boy!

Was his tail thump-thumping while he zeroed-in on the bird?  Cato does that!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on August 18, 2009, 08:38:15 PM
LOL well the story behind this "look" is we have a Cardinal couple that's made our space their year round home the past 4 years.  They make a nest deep in the huge honeysuckle right in front. Anyway the male flutters around out front on occasion and it seems to annoy Sash once in a while. Bugs probably correct in her assessment and he was thumping his tail every few seconds which is a feline sign of annoyance with whatever may be on their mind at the moment.

Sash is most definitely interested in birds that's for sure.  He'd be a neighborhood menace to the bird population if he was an outdoor cat.

IF, one considers this a Menace
http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/new85.jpg?t=1248827664  :D


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: catwoods on August 18, 2009, 09:17:31 PM
Sash does look intent in that picture! He's a peaceful sort when relaxing, but he's all action when the bird comes into view. He sure is furry, too, just beautiful.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: JJ on August 18, 2009, 10:31:16 PM
Sash looking very intent and ready to 'pounce'.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on August 19, 2009, 02:33:02 PM
Sash always looks gorgeous in his photos, but this one is wild.  ;D

LOL yes it is a classic. The only thing he wasn't doing in that pic was snoring.  He was like, totally in "dream land".

Must have been dreaming about tweety birds flying over a fence. :D


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: tesla on August 21, 2009, 03:19:04 PM
Sash always looks so regal in all his pictures.  He's one handsome dude, no matter what he's engaged in.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on August 23, 2009, 11:51:24 AM
Whats that noise?
(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/new89.jpg?t=1251056934)

Sleepy time
(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/new90.jpg?t=1251057018)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: caylee on August 23, 2009, 04:35:23 PM
That's our boy, always on the look-out for danger - or umm maybe a way-ward birdie?


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: JoMax on August 31, 2009, 09:31:44 AM
Steve - Hi
I'm a newbie & have just been utterly capitvated by your thread & Sahsa's story here.

He's so gorgeous & so meant for you.
You have indeed been truly blessed.

Now I see catmom's point when she told me how often it seems a 'new' cat/kitten happens into our lives - when we are ready.  I guess you were ready for Sash & drew him to you.
(I lost my lovely boy 4 days ago and everyone on the forum has been wonderful)

Love from me & my little Eppie (I'll share her in my own thread later)
JoMax


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on September 05, 2009, 02:30:33 PM
Sash enjoying a fresh, clean, clear, and cool afternoon.

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/new91.jpg?t=1252189748)

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/new92.jpg?t=1252189777)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: lesliek on September 05, 2009, 02:43:27 PM
Sash always looks so regal ! [except flopped on his back of course  ;D]


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: wicked fate on September 05, 2009, 02:52:58 PM
Sash is such a beauty!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: JJ on September 05, 2009, 10:33:49 PM
He looks so completely at home and so sashafied!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: catwoods on September 05, 2009, 11:01:41 PM
These pictures really show off his very long fur.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: tesla on September 06, 2009, 12:21:57 PM
Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!  Everytime I see a picture of Sash, I always think what a remarkably handsome boy he is!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on September 16, 2009, 10:57:28 AM
The Fluff Muffin at work
(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/new93.jpg?t=1253127099)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: bug on September 16, 2009, 11:15:37 AM
Wish I could get paid to do that job.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: petslave on September 16, 2009, 12:47:56 PM
My gosh, if he's that fluffy in the summer, what's he going to look like in winter!  What a powder puff!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: caylee on September 16, 2009, 05:00:50 PM
"The Fluff Muffin at work"

. . .er . . .Then what does the 'king' do when he is just relaxing??  ;D

Hugs


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: JJ on September 16, 2009, 11:06:19 PM
Maybe Sash needs an 'assistant' in his work!   ;)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on September 17, 2009, 06:32:14 AM
Well to relax he likes to sprint through the house back and forth at full speed.  He nearly tripped me up and knocked me over a while ago when I saw a white blur heading toward me at an incredible speed and velocity.   :D




Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: JJ on September 17, 2009, 09:20:21 AM
Dat da da dahhhhh - its Super Sash!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on September 20, 2009, 10:17:31 AM
Kate found two kittens, brother and sister on the Church grounds this morning, apparently abandoned. We have them in the basement for now while starting a process of trying to find someone to adopt them.

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/kittens2.jpg?t=1253470555)

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/kittens1.jpg?t=1253470615)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: wicked fate on September 20, 2009, 10:20:22 AM
Awww. What sweeties.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: catmom5 on September 20, 2009, 10:22:15 AM
Bless your heart for rescuing these kittens. They are beautiful!
catmom5


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Spartycats on September 20, 2009, 10:37:16 AM
Oh, Steve,
Bless you and Kate for taking them home.  They look very shy and sweet.  I hope they check out to be healthy.  (Probably someone couldn't care for them - such sad times).
Would Sasha like some company?  ;)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on September 20, 2009, 10:50:27 AM
Would Sasha like some company?  ;)

Sash doesn't approve.  Kittens general health looks good.  Obviously the two are very attached to each other so it would be ideal if someone would adopt them as a pair.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: catbird on September 20, 2009, 01:19:58 PM
Oh, what little sweetie pies!  I'm glad they are safe with you.  Maybe Sash could learn to like them... ;D


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on September 20, 2009, 01:24:16 PM
Oh, what little sweetie pies!  I'm glad they are safe with you.  Maybe Sash could learn to like them... ;D

The neighbors brother and his girlfriend came over but they want to think about it.  We sent some pics out to other friends so hopefully we'll find a home for the pair.  


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on September 20, 2009, 01:51:34 PM
I will be honest, I am truly upset that someone would do this to these beautiful kittens.  I lost control and became angry.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on September 20, 2009, 02:36:21 PM
Well they just gobbled down some wet. Hungry little ones.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: lesliek on September 20, 2009, 02:55:55 PM
They are precious ! Thank goodness Kate found them. It does sound like someone left them where they would be found & cared for. Sash might surprise you,my Punkin was "mom" to the little 1 we found & he was 10 at the time.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: catmom5 on September 20, 2009, 03:01:39 PM
It happens all the time. I'm just glad that you were the ones to find them. My boycat, Jess, has been the absolute best nurturer for the kittens who have found their way to me. Sash just might surprise you . . . if not, I hope you can find them a really good home together. They do look very close.

catmom5


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on September 20, 2009, 03:23:51 PM
Both have loose wet stools . . definitely suspect fleas.  No problem using the litter box.  The little one sneezed twice once while washing her face, probably a tickle and then a second time I'm trying to be cautious hopefully it's just pollens or something.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: trudy1 on September 20, 2009, 04:11:56 PM
Oh, such cute pictures. They are both wonderful. Maybe You can keep them?


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on September 20, 2009, 05:20:56 PM
Alecia across the street, who rescued Sash and we then adopted Sash from, just came over. . fell in love, and we took them over to her house.  She has a perfect house for cats . . Her 21 year old boy cat Indy will have "company". "Threes company".  She has nice roomy house and a spacious downstairs room where the kittens can have their own big room with privacy till everyone's getting along.  I suspect Indy will probably let them know who's boss anyway.



Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: wicked fate on September 20, 2009, 05:25:23 PM
Steve,

I'm so glad to hear that. I'm sure they will have a wonderful home.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: lesliek on September 20, 2009, 05:25:49 PM
Wow,you found them a home already ! Hope Indy takes to them.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on September 20, 2009, 05:34:02 PM
Wow,you found them a home already ! Hope Indy takes to them.

Its a good situation.  Indy's a little more nonchalant at his age so perhaps any territory issues will resolve quickly. I didn't even expect Alecia to do this. I  asked her to come over and see them because she loves cats, and let her know what we were trying to do.  These two sweeties, and they are unbelievable sweeties just stole her heart away, so whatever resistance she had about adopting because of Indy's age being an issue melted away.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Mandycat on September 20, 2009, 05:35:09 PM
Steve,
     They are adorable!  I hope your neighbor is able to give them a forever home, and that they are as healthy as they look.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on September 20, 2009, 05:43:43 PM
Steve,
     They are adorable!  I hope your neighbor is able to give them a forever home, and that they are as healthy as they look.

You wouldn't believe how sweet they are. They love to lap, purr and knead while doing so, and they batted some toys around we took downstairs, and wrestled for a little bit.  Alecia's Vet is 3 minutes from here, so she can get them checked out.  They are very perky and alert so perhaps this #2 issue can be resolved with diet.

An added plus is we will be able to see them. The smaller one the White fella has that little black spot on the face and a black tail. They are both very lovely. 


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: bug on September 20, 2009, 05:56:38 PM
How wonderful of you to take them in and how excellent of your neighbor to give them a forever home where you can also keep tabs on them. A very happy ending for everyone!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on September 20, 2009, 05:57:37 PM
What happened is at the end of service this morning the kittens scooted into the church as the front door was opened and walked up to the alter right up to Kate.  Outside a resident across the street told Kate he had seen them for several days or more days and believed they had been abandoned.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on September 20, 2009, 06:37:53 PM
Sash checking out his new wrapping paper now that all the excitement has settled down.

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/new95.jpg?t=1253500541)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: petslave on September 20, 2009, 06:53:10 PM
That WAS quick!  They are so cute, great that your neighbor fell in love with them so quickly.  I hope she can keep them separated until they check out healthy.  Do you think they are siblings?  The white one looks a little smaller.  Poor little things, but what a great ending for them.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on September 20, 2009, 07:14:41 PM
That WAS quick!  They are so cute, great that your neighbor fell in love with them so quickly.  I hope she can keep them separated until they check out healthy.  Do you think they are siblings?  The white one looks a little smaller.  Poor little things, but what a great ending for them.

They sure act like siblings. Whatever it is they found a bond together. They were in the snuggle bed and the white one was kneading the other one. They are real snugglers. We let Alecia have the snuggle bed 4 cats have enjoyed that bed over 18 years it's permeated with good feline energy. To small for Sash he's not interested but that bed has real sentimental value. I suppose it's past time to "pass it on". The basement isn't the most luxurious quarters so I'm happy they have a nice room-house.

It's been pretty overwhelming today. I have so many things I'm trying to get started on but life happens. It seems like I can never get centered, focused . . kind of like spinning plates then someone tosses me some juggling pins, then a dozen balls, then some flaming sticks, etc etc,  . . .  I'm going "Hey wait a minute!"  ;)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: JustMe on September 20, 2009, 08:30:41 PM
Oh, what pretty kitties, Steve!  I love the markings on the little white kitty and the orange kitty.  Kate is an angel to rescue them and it is amazing you found them a new home so quickly.  Wonderful job!  Lucky kitties.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: JJ on September 20, 2009, 10:51:09 PM
Steve they are really adorable. So nice you found a home so quickly.

Can hear ya when you say you need to get 'focused'. I have been doing the exact same the past few months til this week being off decided that enough was enough and to just 'get er dun' already. Just with some of the dust, running the vacum, cleaning in just two rooms has changed the air. Can't wait til its all done.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on September 22, 2009, 04:03:26 AM
We are having a setback. Alecia is not sure it will work. So she is going to take them to the Vet today, and we are going to take the kittens Thurs through Sunday. I am working on the front basement for them, making it as comfy as possible. We'll do what we can to try to resolve this situation.  :(





Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: catmom5 on September 22, 2009, 04:06:56 AM
Not sure what the problem is, but I do hope you can make it work. Those sweethearts deserve the best possible home they can have. I don't think they will mind having their own lower level space if it means they are safe, well fed and loved, which I know they will be.
Keep us posted, okay?

Bless you for taking good care of the babies.

catmom5


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on September 22, 2009, 04:13:48 AM
Not sure what the problem is, but I do hope you can make it work. Those sweethearts deserve the best possible home they can have. I don't think they will mind having their own lower level space if it means they are safe, well fed and loved, which I know they will be.
Keep us posted, okay?

Bless you for taking good care of the babies.

catmom5

It's a tough situation. Anyway last night I cleared out most of the stuff and junk in the front and "threw it in the back part" temporarily. I can then close the door. I'm going to vacuum and then create a cozy as possible living area. The basement door has a screen door also. Then I am going to do everything humanly possible to try to give these two the start they need. We'll just take it one day at a time.

I'll give it my best and most noble effort.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: catmom5 on September 22, 2009, 05:06:19 AM
That's all any of us can do, Steve. I'm sure the kittens will be very comfortable. Does the screen door open to the outside? They will love that, if it does.
catmom5


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on September 22, 2009, 05:44:58 AM
That's all any of us can do, Steve. I'm sure the kittens will be very comfortable. Does the screen door open to the outside? They will love that, if it does.
catmom5

Yes onto the driveway which has a cover there is a space underneath the porch which I have an idea for so they can use this space also I'm turning on the creative juices.  We going to need to work hard to find them a home the adoption centers and shelters are overflowing it's a real heart breaker. Very discouraging.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: eclaire1981 on September 22, 2009, 06:45:24 AM
Hi,

Your cat is so beautiful. It look somehow like one of my cat. Your house is big, maybe you can take care of the 2 kittens if really no one adopt them. One of my cat dont like companion too. He will fight with cats too. But i actually introduce through a glass door, letting them seeing each other for a few months, it is the same like you introduce Charli to Sash, and they actually do not fight then. Your sash really is sweet little boy.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on September 22, 2009, 11:25:44 AM
Hi,

Your cat is so beautiful. It look somehow like one of my cat. Your house is big, maybe you can take care of the 2 kittens if really no one adopt them. One of my cat dont like companion too. He will fight with cats too. But i actually introduce through a glass door, letting them seeing each other for a few months, it is the same like you introduce Charli to Sash, and they actually do not fight then. Your sash really is sweet little boy.

Thank you. Our house is not big. It is a bungalow. However sweet ol' Sash has a side of him, he is possessive, very territorial, temperamental, he doesn't like to be pushed around, tested, provoked, or have his limits pushed and we are concerned Sash could hurt these kittens. Sash is declawed so he bites when provoked. We know he'll mellow out in time and with age but for now we have real concerns.

Anyway back to work!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: JJ on September 22, 2009, 06:31:26 PM
Steve Sash has same personality as my previous luv Lady. She wouldn't tolerate another dog in the house. She only liked my neighbors two dogs and so never could get another one while I had her. Very protective and a self-trained watch dog.

Wishing you the best in finding a loving home for your two new furry ones.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Spartycats on September 23, 2009, 01:42:13 PM
How is it going with the orphan kittens?


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on September 23, 2009, 02:25:29 PM
How is it going with the orphan kittens?

I drove Alecia and the cubs to her Vet earlier, less then 5 minute trip but her Vet had to go to the doctor.  :P

Trying again tomorrow for a checkout. They still have runs but they are behaving and playing normal.  Everything's been hitting the fan this week it's been total insanity.

My nervous system is pretty much in overdrive trying to keep things together! Seems like it's raining problems and challenges right on top of my head may have to put up my umbrella here at some point.



Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Spartycats on September 23, 2009, 02:41:37 PM
I'm all confused.  Is Alecia still considering taking the kittens?
So the vet is ill?

Hope you can relax, Steve!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: tesla on September 23, 2009, 02:43:24 PM
Wow, I missed all the excitement.  Steve, that was so wonderful what you and Kate did (Sash, too!)  I'm so glad you found them a good home and so quickly.  That is fabulous.  Pray all is well with their vet appointment, once you can pin down the vet. ;)

Hope things on your end settle down soon.  You might need to take some relaxation methods from Sash.  He's seems to be king in that department. ;D


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on September 23, 2009, 02:56:50 PM
Wow, I missed all the excitement.  Steve, that was so wonderful what you and Kate did (Sash, too!)  I'm so glad you found them a good home and so quickly.  That is fabulous.  Pray all is well with their vet appointment, once you can pin down the vet. ;)

Hope things on your end settle down soon.  You might need to take some relaxation methods from Sash.  He's seems to be king in that department. ;D

Sash is a good boy, good friend, and he loves the easy going life. But keep in mind he is possessive, wants things his way, he's excitable, and has a temper. He's a big, tough, rough and mean boy if he feels provoked or annoyed.  The secret is not annoying him.

 :D  He'll mellow out in time, but he's still young, kind of almost bossy at times, impatient on occasion, and feisty.

All Rise for the King!!!
(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/new85.jpg?t=1248827664)

LOL . .  ;D  Not so Kingly in this pic.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: catwoods on September 23, 2009, 10:04:51 PM
I missed this - good for you rescuing these kittens! Hope everything goes smoothly in working out a home for them.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on September 24, 2009, 01:34:14 PM
Kittens went to the Vet a while ago. Back home now.  Alecia has to go out of town tonight till Sunday. We are going to babysit and house sit them and Indy, they are right across the street. We'll perform some extra duties. Fecal sample for both which we will deliver to the Vet 5 or less minutes away tomorrow. They have some medicine for the runs and special food for tonight till tomorrows order arrives we'll get all the details later before she leaves.

What a whirlwind this week has been. 



Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on September 24, 2009, 03:28:00 PM
Oh I forgot to ad Alecia decided to go for it and keep them.  Just found out she's cutting her reunion to just tomorrow and coming back Sat.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: shadowmice on September 24, 2009, 03:54:56 PM
It's wonderful what you've been doing for these little kittens; I've been hoping something would work itself out for everyone and that you'd be able to settle down once again.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on September 24, 2009, 05:28:30 PM
It's wonderful what you've been doing for these little kittens; I've been hoping something would work itself out for everyone and that you'd be able to settle down once again.

I think Alecias motherly and protective instincts kicked in. They are boys, the little white one is estimated at 3 months, and the orange one 6 months.  I'm going to get some more pics of them the next few days to post.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: JJ on September 24, 2009, 08:40:04 PM
So nice that she is going to keep these two lil babies. Some things are just meant to be as you happened to rescue them and then they found a new  home.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on September 25, 2009, 08:17:14 AM
It's working out well. I was just over there we're going to baby sit tonight Alecia will be home tomorrow.  Indy has a nice sunny 2 room size private master suite of his own with his King Size bed and the lil' ones have the other half of the upstairs, large roomy living room, kitchen, dining area to romp around in.  It's a nice house, it was totally remodeled and overhauled two years ago. I'll get some pics of the kittens to post later.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on September 25, 2009, 04:36:25 PM
Big and Little Brother
http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/kittens3-1.jpg?t=1253933545


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Spartycats on September 25, 2009, 05:14:47 PM
Very handsome boys.  It looks like the white one has a black tail, in addition to the marking on his face - quite unusual.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Mandycat on September 25, 2009, 07:43:50 PM
Such cuties!  I'm so glad they have a forever home!   :)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: tesla on September 26, 2009, 05:07:19 PM
I'm so happy that they got a forever home, they're precious!

Great job Steve, for making this happen!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Sandi K on September 27, 2009, 06:35:43 PM
I missed all this!  Those kittens are so cute and its very sweet how they found each other even though they arent littermates, how scarey it must be for them when they are out in the big world on their own like that.  Im so glad they are inside and safe now.  Steve, were you able to get the fecal samples yet?  Im guessing they have parasites if they were outdoors on their own, fending for themselves.  Anyway hope you can get the diahrrea problem figured out and cleared up as it can be serious for kittens leading to dehydration really fast, etc.  My only other thought is hopefully Sash wasnt exposed to parasites the kittens might have...


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: BW on October 04, 2009, 11:16:03 AM
Steve, I have been following this thread and admiring the photos of your magnificent Sash.  How exceptional!  Somehow, in all the pages,  I missed the messages about your finding these kittens!  I only just now saw them. They are adorable, AND you already found them a home, how clever you are!  Bless you for helping these dear little babies. bw


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on October 04, 2009, 12:55:15 PM
Thanks for the kind words BW.  The kittens are doing great over there. Alecia's totally in love with them. Her 21 year old cat Indy is okay with it.  It's pretty interesting because on January 18th Alecia came home and found Sash in her house laying on her sofa. He found her cat door down stairs.  I saw her out front and saw Sash and asked "hey where did you get that beautiful cat?" I went over and she asked me if we could take Sash, she couldn't keep him, so we took Sash. Fast forward and Kate found the Kittens, Alecia came over to see them and they tugged on her heart strings so she took them home.

Things can happen in wondrous ways no doubt about that.




Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: JJ on October 04, 2009, 04:19:09 PM
Very wonderful ways for sure Steve. You scratch my back and I'll scratch yours - metaphorically of course!  ;D


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: BW on October 06, 2009, 01:14:21 PM
Steve, Oh my, that is something.  Can you imagine coming home and finding a gorgeous cat like Sash just reclining on your sofa!!!  That must have been a stunner!  And she couldn't keep Sash, but now has the two other little ones.  Yes indeed.  The Lord does work in mysterious ways.  AND you have beautiful Sash!  So everybody has a good home, and lots of love.  And you can see the kittens and know how they are.  What more could you ask for.  Does a person's heart good.  bw


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on October 17, 2009, 09:13:24 AM
Lil' break from the AcTiOn . .

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/new97.jpg?t=1255799507)

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/new96.jpg?t=1255799570)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Spartycats on October 17, 2009, 09:25:31 AM
Steve,
Thank you for a "Sasha fix"!
He is so beautiful.  I always love to see pictures.  He has relaxing down to a fine art, I'd say.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: BW on October 17, 2009, 12:15:38 PM
Steve,  just can't see enough of this gorgeous Sasha.   What a lovely animal.  Thanks so much for sharing.  Boy did you luck out when Sasha decided to visit you.
It looks like you might live in a lovely treed area.  So lots of little critters for Sasha to watch.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: bug on October 17, 2009, 12:50:18 PM
Just a big, fluffy, happy cat. Wish mine were this relaxed all day.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on October 17, 2009, 02:13:15 PM
Wish mine were this relaxed all day.

Me too. . .  LOL . .  Sash is a very energetic boy. Now that the weathers cool his activity level has gone back up to +10.  He races around the house and the porch.  This morning he was racing around and ran into this room and tripped me up. I grabbed this desk pushing a bunch of stuff off onto the floor and almost fell face first into my monitor.  :D  

These pics are after he's worn himself out.  The good thing is his patterns . . naps, mellow, easy going, or wild and crazy are predictable.  He a good night cat he crashes around 10:30 PM and 11:00 PM and I don't know what his routine is during the late late hours I know he goes out on the porch though. He's real good 90% of the time about not waking us up.



Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: bug on October 17, 2009, 02:33:53 PM
He's real good 90% of the time about not waking us up.

I would KILL for a good night's sleep. Mia is great at night -- only wakes me up once, usually. Pip, on the other hand, is a nightmare. She's up all night and she wants me up all night, too. She's on the bed, off the bed, on the bed, off the bed, scratching the door frame, scratching the dresser, the mirror, back on the bed. If I kick her out, she's scratching the door, rattling the bottom of the door. I can't win. Sometimes, she'll get me up almost every hour and I'm a zombie at work. Glad it's the weekend.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Sandi K on October 17, 2009, 09:16:06 PM
Everytime I see Sash pictures I think "cremesicle"!   :D  Sophers isnt so good at night....well she isnt so good during the day either but at night, she will knock one thing off the side table, then wait for a response, then will knock something else off and wait for a response and we go thru this about 3 or 4 times and then whatever else is on the table that is removable will all get swept off in one pass....thats if I dont wake up and acknowledge her...sigh...these kitties!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: JJ on October 19, 2009, 08:26:26 PM
Amazing what lengths our furry luvs will go to to have our attention.  :D


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: JoMax on October 20, 2009, 02:18:05 AM
And if knocking crashing around doesnt work, try walking over pillow & pawing faces, pulling hair - if no response repeat with claws out!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: catwoods on October 20, 2009, 03:34:30 PM
Sash always looks so comfy...also looks like he might be getting even furrier for the winter.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: lesliek on October 20, 2009, 03:47:08 PM
I thought he was a little fluffier too !


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: BW on October 21, 2009, 06:16:37 PM
Sasha is simply magnificent!!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on October 24, 2009, 09:21:51 AM
Saturday in the park . . (on the porch)

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/new99.jpg?t=1256404864)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: wicked fate on October 24, 2009, 10:15:26 AM
Sash is such an amazing kitty.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: BW on October 24, 2009, 10:19:54 AM
Oh my goodness, what a gorgeous photo!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: catwoods on October 24, 2009, 12:07:43 PM
Great portrait!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Mandycat on October 24, 2009, 03:25:41 PM
Sash is one handsome guy!   :)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: tesla on October 24, 2009, 04:20:29 PM
I just love this gorgeous picture of Sasha. 


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: bug on October 25, 2009, 05:19:30 PM
He has such nice blue eyes. Such a serious kitty.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on October 25, 2009, 05:45:52 PM
 ;) . . It's amazing some of the spaces cats can get into.

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/new100.jpg?t=1256521201)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: BW on October 25, 2009, 06:17:07 PM
What a cute little rear end! 


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on October 25, 2009, 06:23:22 PM
 :D  . . It's mostly fluff.   


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: JJ on October 25, 2009, 11:12:24 PM
Just luv that pink nose! Sash was meant to be with you-it shows in how healthy he is and happy.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on November 07, 2009, 02:11:19 PM
Good Boy!

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/new102.jpg?t=1257631788)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Sandi K on November 07, 2009, 02:39:08 PM
Oh nice picture of Sash, Steve...altho he doesnt look too happy, his ear is laying back just a tad...get over it Sash, we want to see your handsome face!   :-*


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on November 07, 2009, 02:45:21 PM
Oh nice picture of Sash, Steve...altho he doesnt look too happy, his ear is laying back just a tad...get over it Sash, we want to see your handsome face!   :-*

He was annoyed because I kept trying to get a super close up pic.   ;D


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: BW on November 07, 2009, 05:31:31 PM
I love the way the long hair sweeps away from over his eyes, almost as if the fur were long luxurious eyebrows.  Did you brush it like that, or is that just the way is grows?


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on November 07, 2009, 07:02:02 PM
That's the way they grow. They aren't real obvious unless his ears are back.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Sandi K on November 07, 2009, 11:12:50 PM
I still am amazed at the colors on Sash, the white and pale orange and those blue eyes and the pink nose, its really dramatic!  :-*


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: catwoods on November 07, 2009, 11:29:44 PM
Good portrait of very furry Sash.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: caylee on November 08, 2009, 05:56:25 AM
Aw . . . Poor Sash, but everyone is enjoying the close-up picie of you Sash!

More, more close-ups, please. ;D


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: JJ on November 08, 2009, 10:57:22 PM
Steve your latest pic - almost has Groucho Marx eyebrows - they just flow out to the sides. With his coloring you would never notice without the great 'close-up' you took.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: wicked fate on November 09, 2009, 03:37:56 AM
I can't get over how beautiful Sash is!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on January 01, 2010, 11:36:46 AM
Let me go downstairs and play. I promise I'll be nice.

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/new109.jpg?t=1262374510)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: JJ on January 01, 2010, 11:48:27 AM
Your still very beautiful Sasha and a very Happy New Year to you and your hoomans too!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: BW on January 01, 2010, 02:53:42 PM
Oh my, Sasha is sooooo gorgeous, what a sweet face!!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: bug on January 02, 2010, 06:02:04 PM
Uhh, Steve...Looks to me like he was saying, "You better open that door or I'll be messing something up big time!"


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on January 02, 2010, 06:19:59 PM
Uhh, Steve...Looks to me like he was saying, "You better open that door or I'll be messing something up big time!"

LOL your probably right . .  :D

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/new111.jpg?t=1262485150)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: lesliek on January 03, 2010, 07:18:46 AM
Thats what I thought too ! Open the door or else  ;D.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Sandi K on January 04, 2010, 05:59:43 PM
Oh my indeed, Sash is just absolutely dreamy looking!   Those ears do look a bit irritated at the door not being promptly opened for his highness though...and do I detect a swishing tail too?  :D


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: catwoods on January 04, 2010, 09:56:35 PM
Sash, with all that wonderful fur, is a welcome sight on a cold night!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on January 06, 2010, 05:58:14 PM
Make your own caption

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/new112.jpg?t=1262829396)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: JJ on January 06, 2010, 11:58:07 PM
Ha Ha - pity the poor fool that has to shovel that mess while I observe nice and warm from inside.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on January 07, 2010, 05:36:16 AM
Ha Ha - pity the poor fool that has to shovel that mess while I observe nice and warm from inside.

LOL HA ha ha!  ;D  that's exactly what I have to do right now! Another 6 inches of snow on top of whats in the picture.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: bug on January 07, 2010, 06:47:18 AM
That's funny. I didn't even consider the snow to be the issue. Aren't those birds in the background? I'm thinking, "lemmee at 'em!"


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on January 07, 2010, 08:37:58 AM
Snow stopped, but it's about -15 below with the wind.

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/new114.jpg?t=1262882226)

Doves

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/new115.jpg?t=1262883004)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: catbird on January 07, 2010, 10:12:11 AM
You didn't ask for captions on these most recent two, but my suggestion for the top one:

"Make this stuff go away!  I don't like getting it on my feet when I come out here!"


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on January 07, 2010, 10:25:14 AM
"Make this stuff go away!  I don't like getting it on my feet when I come out here!"

LOL I swept a little while ago so his Highness doesn't have to get snow on his footsies. 


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: catwoods on January 07, 2010, 03:32:37 PM
 ;D ;D ;D Typical cat, "Fix everything, fast."

I have a caption for the first picture, last night, "Hey what happened, it's all faded out there. Too much bleach in the precip?"


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on January 12, 2010, 09:03:59 PM
Finally! First time he's used this bed since I bought it for him last Feb.

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/new117.jpg?t=1263358944)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: JJ on January 12, 2010, 10:02:53 PM
Maybe Sash figured out the bed wasn't going anywhere - so might as well - and found out how comfy it actually is!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: JoMax on January 13, 2010, 04:09:56 AM
Ha, he's realised camouflage has advantages  ;)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: catbird on January 13, 2010, 06:43:40 AM
Maybe he finally thought it was cold enough that he could use something warm to add to all that fur!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: lesliek on January 13, 2010, 05:11:42 PM
No it was probably that Steve was going to give it away or donate it. As soon as you decide to get rid of something,they immediately love it ! Pitas ! ::)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: catwoods on January 13, 2010, 09:46:24 PM
It works for him in every way! Perfect color coordination, and he looks very snug in it!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on January 16, 2010, 11:26:25 AM
Time to celebrate one year with cardboard.

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/new118.jpg?t=1263669822)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: JoMax on January 16, 2010, 12:04:55 PM
"Why havent you made this into a box for me yet" ?? ;D


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on January 16, 2010, 12:14:20 PM
LOL that's his piece of cardboard he likes to lay on.  If I fold the sides he likes to run and then scoot into it like a tunnel. 


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: catbird on January 16, 2010, 12:29:03 PM
Happy anniversary, Sash!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: catwoods on January 16, 2010, 12:37:59 PM
Best wishes for your anniversary, Sash!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: lesliek on January 16, 2010, 04:29:25 PM
Happy Anniversary Sash ! Love your box tunnel.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: tesla on January 16, 2010, 05:58:36 PM
Happy Anniversary Sash!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Sandi K on January 16, 2010, 10:13:55 PM
Holy cow Steve, it looks like that bed might be a doggy bed, it must be for Sash to fit into it, I cant believe how big and fluffy this cat is.  His eyes are the bluest eyes Ive seen!  Happy anniversary to you and Sash, he ended up with a wonderful home, thank goodness!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: JJ on January 17, 2010, 02:46:39 AM
Happy anniversary to you and Sasha Steve. That blue outside the door - at first I thought it was the water in swimming pool with that white being your deck or surround on the pool for one to sit and grab some sun before diving off into that nice inviting blue water!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on January 17, 2010, 08:54:21 AM
LOL no swimming pool. Just a humble bungalow we bought real cheap and fixed up with TLC over the past 20 years bit by bit.  I was still hyper and ambitious back then and we were only going stay for five years but moving again lost it's appeal!

:D . .  








Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: JJ on January 17, 2010, 09:25:08 PM
Steve even though you do not have a pool, I will always remember the pic of your 'un-pool'  ;)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on February 15, 2010, 12:32:02 PM
Waiting for spring

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/007.jpg?t=1266265848)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Sandi K on February 15, 2010, 12:54:16 PM
LOL Steve, Sash looks like he's sitting there reading a magazine.....ho hum..hurry up and wait...lol!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: catwoods on February 15, 2010, 01:08:24 PM
Amazing how cats can tuck themselves into spaces...."waiting for spring"...ha ha, we're with you on that, Sash.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: catbird on February 15, 2010, 01:50:42 PM
 ;D
Some impressive curling up to fit in that basket, Sash!  Agree with Sandi he looks like he's reading while he waits--maybe checking the weather report.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: JJ on February 15, 2010, 09:09:12 PM
From your newest pic beautiful Sash - you could almost pose as a 'double' for a minature American Eskimo dog. With the way your ears and head are posed - you could have a new career. Think bout it.....


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on February 18, 2010, 09:18:44 AM
Sash has a new career now.  "Project supervisor"    ;)

I'm developing a web site and the only problem is he won't let me work!   :D





Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: August on February 18, 2010, 06:15:53 PM
That is hysterical!  I love that photo!  So cute!!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: JJ on February 18, 2010, 10:57:06 PM
Sash just wants to lend a helping paw, in fact - all 4 of them.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: JoMax on February 19, 2010, 04:42:16 AM
ROFL - How on earth did he get into the basket - been thinking about the mechanics of this & usually they go in front first, then the back follows, then the front pops up over the edge - but there can't be room for that.  He could've got in rear end first - but cats don't do that (?usually)  ??? ???

Such a talented creature will contribute so much to your website  ::) ::)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: JJ on February 19, 2010, 05:24:57 AM
JoMax its really a 'trick basket'. Sash came in thru the hidden trap door in the bottom  ;)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: JoMax on February 19, 2010, 05:35:24 AM
Ahh, that explains it
 - and the trapdoor makes the bottom heavy enough it doesnt fall over either!  ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on February 19, 2010, 07:01:25 AM
ROFL - How on earth did he get into the basket

LOL  :D . . I don't know!  I heard Kate say, "Steve look at this" from the other room.  I managed to grab the camera for a snap.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on February 28, 2010, 05:59:55 PM
(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/002.jpg?t=1267408759)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: catbird on February 28, 2010, 06:24:53 PM
Hope no one was trying to cook anything there!  :D


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: JJ on February 28, 2010, 10:09:08 PM
Is Sash waiting for dinner or breakfast to be served?


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: catwoods on February 28, 2010, 10:11:36 PM
 ;D It was just his turn to use the space!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: JoMax on March 01, 2010, 05:45:12 AM
They do choose the best places to kip! Atta boy Sash  ;)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on March 06, 2010, 09:32:29 AM
Sash and me on Skype
(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/Snapshotofme1.png?t=1267896675)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: catbird on March 06, 2010, 09:45:55 AM
Sash does not look too thrilled... :D

But his eyes are gorgeous!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: lesliek on March 06, 2010, 12:27:55 PM
I don't think Sash likes Skype !


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on March 06, 2010, 12:53:50 PM
He lasts about 4 seconds in that pose before the wiggling begins.   8)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: JJ on March 06, 2010, 10:03:59 PM
Maybe Sash doesn't mind his picture being taken but draws the line when it comes to live action!  :D


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: August on March 07, 2010, 04:41:02 AM
LOL at Sash's expression!  And I love that spread out pose on the kitchen counter.  That must feel nice and smooth and cool.   :D


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: bug on March 07, 2010, 07:07:54 AM
He's looking a little disgruntled  :D.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: tesla on March 07, 2010, 05:14:25 PM
He has that "how undignified" look!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: catwoods on March 08, 2010, 01:54:44 PM
Maybe Sash wanted to rehearse more, rather than ad lib? ;D


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on March 18, 2010, 06:23:59 PM
Sash? Where are you?

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/Capture.jpg?t=1268965365)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: August on March 18, 2010, 06:33:18 PM
Ohhhhh, what a prime spot!  Ruler of the house!  :D


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: lesliek on March 18, 2010, 06:36:03 PM
Looks like he is watching for someone to attack !  :D


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: tesla on March 18, 2010, 06:47:36 PM
This way he can keep a close eye on everyone!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: catwoods on March 18, 2010, 08:49:32 PM
That boy can climb!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: mainecoonpeg on March 18, 2010, 10:17:47 PM
Surveying the Kingdom...................

                                                    as it should be.................


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: JoMax on March 19, 2010, 02:20:57 AM
OMG - someone (NedF?) do a LOL about ceiling cat please!!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: JJ on March 19, 2010, 03:59:13 AM
Steve you gonna put a lil bed up there for Sash too? Maybe put some lil star decals on the ceiling so he can go to sleep gazing at the stars!  :D


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on March 19, 2010, 04:34:52 AM
He get's around. That's for sure. Let no nook, cranny, space, perch, or whatever go unexplored.

 ;) 


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: caylee on March 19, 2010, 04:40:19 AM
Sash, King of the Household! LOL

Hugs


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: catbird on March 19, 2010, 05:23:43 AM
Ah, he's a cat!  Always wants to keep you guessing, or give you heart failure.  Prime life missions for felines!  ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: bug on March 19, 2010, 06:00:35 AM
How'd he get up there without breaking all the glass jars?


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: JJ on March 19, 2010, 06:28:41 AM
bug scroll pic and you can see the shelves on the right that gave him access I would imagine  ;)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: bug on March 19, 2010, 06:33:14 AM
Oh, yeah, JJ -- but it looks like there's a bunch of glass jars on those, too! My mom's white cat would have had every one of those smashed on the floor  :D.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on March 19, 2010, 09:11:38 AM
How'd he get up there without breaking all the glass jars?

First he jumped on the kitchen counter.  Then he tip toed across the sink rim to the counter next to the fridge.  Then he jumped up on the top of the fridge.  Then he jumped up to the top cabinet.   :o  I have removed all major obstacles since.  :P


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Sandi K on March 19, 2010, 09:37:50 AM
Uh oh.  Thats why the decor in our kitchen now includes a lovely piece of cardboard taped to the ceiling and top of fridge... ;) :D


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on March 19, 2010, 10:39:47 AM
Sash has a little spring fever I think.  We haven't see 70 since last November and it's starting to bug him that the front door can't be open for his convenience. I'm working on a major web site launch so of course Sash has to be involved.  Meaning pay attention to me! If I ignore him the next thing I will hear is a clang or a crash in another room because he knows that will get my attention. His favorite trick has been to find a cord to chew on he knows that will get instant attention, and he bit my mouse cord right in half in about one second.  I'm cable guarding now so he's running out of that option.  If only I could teach him HTML or CSS and even better web asset management I'd have it made!

 :D


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: bug on March 19, 2010, 11:19:09 AM
Or you could get a wireless mouse and keyboard  :D. That'll learn him.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: JJ on March 20, 2010, 04:19:20 AM
Steve hoping Sash is a good student for your computer classes. At least that is not a 'destructive, get your attention' thingy.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on March 20, 2010, 05:28:42 AM
At least that is not a 'destructive, get your attention' thingy.

That can happen too . . .  Sash is very high energy. Waking up to 6 inches of snow this morning with another 5" possible later today (on the first day of spring) isn't exactly helping our state of mind right now either.  At least I'm working 24/7 now that helps!

 :)



Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on March 20, 2010, 05:32:11 AM
Or you could get a wireless mouse and keyboard  :D. That'll learn him.

There's no free lunch.   ;)  Being I'm now in extreme and serious production there's going to be wires and cables EVERYWHERE.  But!!!!  The good news is someone invented Cable Covers. So I have to shift from being "Director" to Technical Grunt laying on the floor covering cables.   :P


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: JJ on March 20, 2010, 06:10:35 AM
Snowing right now. An inch or lil more. But Foxy Lady loves the snow and get out in it, not so for Sash, poor baby.  ;)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on March 20, 2010, 07:06:38 AM
If the weather proceeds as reported we could have more then a foot by the end of today.

I need to move to Brazil!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: bug on March 21, 2010, 05:03:58 PM
If the weather proceeds as reported we could have more then a foot by the end of today.

I need to move to Brazil!

... or Canada... we're warm and dry in a place notorious for cold and cold.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: JJ on March 21, 2010, 06:10:31 PM
I like the Brazil idea too. Or if you wanna stay in the states, Texas is warm now with the temps in the low 70's. Have a friend who lives there and loves it.

Nothing wrong with Canada though but we all know it will get cold up there too as the northern winds blow down across the states that originate from up there and freeze our fannies off.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: catwoods on March 21, 2010, 09:05:04 PM
Belize is looking good to me right about now...going to 33F tonight. About 30 degrees below normal for this time of year.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: tesla on March 28, 2010, 07:39:39 PM
You are all welcome to head here to Texas.  Very nice upper 70's today, even got a sunburn yesterday while outside scraping paint off a door.  Everything is turning green, literally overnight.  It's so nice to see the beautiful shades of green after so many months of brown.  Add the splash of color here and there on the fruit trees, a true sight for tired winter eyes.  Of course, the weeds are delighted, too.  Already going to have to plan a day to start digging them up! :P


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: catwoods on March 28, 2010, 09:52:35 PM
That sounds good, tesla! Flowering trees are blooming in town, and things are slowly starting to leaf out. But the tree that usually blooms the earliest in the yard got freaked by the cold and went right to leafing, no flowers this year. We have been promised warm weather next week...


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: JoMax on March 29, 2010, 03:30:24 AM
Pretty spring-like here too at last - tho we're promised lots of rain for Easter.  My flowering cherry is just showing tips of pink blossom, loads of white bluebells out - and, yes Tesla, the weeds think so too - trying to plan time between showers to dissuade them   :P   At least I got my veg plot dug over yesterday - much to Otto & Eppies delight - "wow mum, a whole big new litter tray"  ::)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: lesliek on March 29, 2010, 05:44:12 AM
Pouring rain here today, but we are supposed to hit 80 by Easter. The weeds are loving it here too ! All the trees & bushes are struggling from all the snow.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on March 29, 2010, 08:51:10 AM
It appears winter has lost it grip.  Let's hope so.  Will see our first 70's this week beginning tomorrow. 



Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: JoMax on March 29, 2010, 09:53:53 AM
So 6in snow one week & 70s a couple of weeks later - and noticed you had 70s in Nov!  What a big swing your climate takes over there.....
Here :
dull & boring cold winter,
struggling in 50s most of spring/autumn,
60s as summer approaches & leaves (May, Sept)
and 70s in summer -swith occasional hot days 80 and sometimes heatwave days in 90s....

I'd much prefer variety


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Meowli on March 29, 2010, 10:08:01 AM
We get plenty of variety, not sure if you would want these extremes though! There's an old saying they use about New England (sure it's true in many other parts of US too) that "If you don't like the weather, just wait a minute"...
Meowli


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: JJ on March 29, 2010, 02:17:22 PM
Same here Meowli in Chicago. If you don't like the weather, wait 20 min. it will change. And it does. Going from 30 at night to 70 on thursday with rain on easter weekend. Will take the 70's now for sure. My puchinka's are blooming out front and hyacinths starting to peek out too. Maybe some tulips also.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on March 29, 2010, 05:38:51 PM
Investigate Scent on Floor

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/sash329.jpg?t=1269913008)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: caylee on March 29, 2010, 06:25:24 PM
LOL!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: bug on March 29, 2010, 06:35:05 PM
He looks like a samoyed in that picture! Geez he looks big.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: mainecoonpeg on March 29, 2010, 07:13:33 PM
Sash Ventura.......Pet Detective.......... ;D


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: JJ on March 29, 2010, 07:42:24 PM
Sniffing out a 'suspect' or smell, Sash Ventura is on the job!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: catwoods on March 29, 2010, 10:11:03 PM
Sash is leaving no stone unturned in scent examination.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: August on March 29, 2010, 11:52:13 PM
 :D  Look at those footsies!  Haha!

The weather has been totally strange over here in Tokyo.  Rainy and cold one day, balmy and sunny the next.  But the cherry blossoms have started to bloom so that must mean something good!   :)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: JoMax on March 30, 2010, 03:32:16 AM
Sash the Samoyed - yeah  ;) ;)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: catwoods on March 31, 2010, 12:13:10 PM
Violets are out! (Cross-posting this news flash to Happy Spring thread)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on April 03, 2010, 12:52:28 PM
Spring has sprung

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/Spring002.jpg?t=1270327881)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: catbird on April 03, 2010, 12:56:06 PM
Aw, he has his view from the porch back!  Happy Spring, Sash!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: caylee on April 03, 2010, 01:21:11 PM
Sash, I hope you are enjoying the warmer weather and the little birdies that you like to 'chatter' at!

Hugs


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: August on April 03, 2010, 02:27:43 PM
Haha!  For a second I thought that was a small patch of snow!

Yay Spring!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: catwoods on April 03, 2010, 04:18:05 PM
That's indeed a beautiful view! I love those flowers!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: lesliek on April 03, 2010, 06:45:46 PM
Is Charlie out & about for Sash to watch ?


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on April 03, 2010, 06:51:19 PM
Yes Charli came over yesterday.  She's pretty much stays across the street most of the time but comes over to visit once in while. Gave her a handful of walnuts yesterday.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on April 03, 2010, 06:52:26 PM
That's indeed a beautiful view! I love those flowers!

Those are blossoms on the magnolia tree.  Really pretty pink flowers.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: JoMax on April 04, 2010, 06:23:35 AM
Lovely spring pic - I too thought it was snow on the deck at first.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: JJ on April 04, 2010, 09:11:09 AM
Oh lookie here - Sash is able to be out on the porch again and enjoy the spring weather!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Sandi K on April 05, 2010, 07:31:14 AM
Oh how cute, he is soaking in the sun, contented once again...sigh.. 


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on April 10, 2010, 01:40:18 PM
(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/0031.png?t=1270935540)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: lesliek on April 10, 2010, 05:50:25 PM
Looks like you interupted Sash mid bath !


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: August on April 10, 2010, 06:34:03 PM
What a marvelous room!  I'd be in there with Sash hanging out, too!

Such a cute photo.   :D


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: bug on April 10, 2010, 06:45:53 PM
Say whaaaa??? Hey, can't you see I'm taking a bath? Have you no sense of decency?  :D :D


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: catwoods on April 10, 2010, 07:04:10 PM
Sash has a steady gaze!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: catbird on April 10, 2010, 07:14:03 PM
Yikes, how much does he weigh now, Steve?  He looks massive!  I know a lot of it must be fur, but still.  He's a big boy.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: alek0 on April 10, 2010, 07:20:15 PM
He he, what a stare :)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: JJ on April 11, 2010, 09:23:39 PM
Sash almost looks like he's leaning back in a recliner lookin' at ya.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Carol on April 12, 2010, 06:09:01 AM
I think I hear..."a little privacy please"... :D


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: JoMax on April 12, 2010, 10:13:10 AM
That look says it all!!  ;)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on April 25, 2010, 02:00:17 PM
(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/001.jpg?t=1272232744)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Spartycats on April 25, 2010, 03:20:38 PM
Sasha sprawl!   ;D


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: caylee on April 25, 2010, 03:48:32 PM
Awww . . ."At last, a warm ray of sunshine to warm my tummy as I sleep."

Hugs


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: lesliek on April 25, 2010, 04:30:44 PM
Quick grab a velcro mop handle & do the floors ! ;)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: catbird on April 25, 2010, 05:14:28 PM
 ;D ;D

I don't think I've ever seen a cat who can do the "sprawl" as well as Sash!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: August on April 25, 2010, 05:38:27 PM
OMG that is hysterical!   :D :D :D


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: JJ on April 25, 2010, 06:44:49 PM
Catchin' some rays. Now all I need is a lil hammock!  ;)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: catwoods on April 25, 2010, 09:06:03 PM
That is one completely blissed out cat!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: kittylyda on April 26, 2010, 04:08:50 AM
What a lovely new furry rug you have!  ;D


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: JoMax on April 26, 2010, 07:22:38 AM
Pricelss!!  One happy sash doing his sun-rug impressions  8)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: bug on April 26, 2010, 12:07:17 PM
LMAO! That is one flat cat! Sooo funny.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on May 09, 2010, 02:04:51 PM
Charli' and Sash

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/001-1.jpg?t=1273442578)

Sash helping do the laundry

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/002-1.jpg?t=1273442638)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: August on May 09, 2010, 04:51:07 PM
Awesome!   :D :D


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: JJ on May 09, 2010, 07:21:05 PM
Oh that expression - priceless! (in the basket)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: catwoods on May 09, 2010, 09:39:44 PM
Good to see Charli' again, and Sash is adorable as usual!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: lesliek on May 10, 2010, 04:33:31 AM
Maybe Sash wants a bath ?  :D Charli is looking good !


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: catbird on May 10, 2010, 05:28:38 AM
I would love to know what is going through Sash's mind in that picture with Charli... :D


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: tesla on May 10, 2010, 05:37:41 AM
It's so great seeing Charli pictures again with Sash.  Spring is in the air!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on May 10, 2010, 10:59:40 AM
And . . .

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/0041.jpg?t=1273517917)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: JoMax on May 10, 2010, 11:01:57 AM
 :-* :-* Sash - what an expression!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Janet on May 10, 2010, 11:32:42 AM
Sash is such a handsome kitty!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: bug on May 10, 2010, 06:27:50 PM
Did Sash snap that picture of himself? Looks like he was holding the camera a little close. Oh, yeah, kitty arms aren't that long.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: August on May 10, 2010, 08:04:34 PM
Oh nosie!  Want to kiss that nosie!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Sandi K on May 11, 2010, 03:31:17 PM
Oh my is right, how in the world do you keep that cat from getting totally taken over in hairballs?  He has the thickest fur I have ever seen, he is just absolutely stunning!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on May 16, 2010, 01:54:26 PM
Here, there, and everywhere
(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/Box.jpg?t=1274046629)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: catbird on May 16, 2010, 02:09:58 PM
Cat rules of ownership:

"What's mine is mine, and what you think is yours is also mine." :D


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: catwoods on May 16, 2010, 03:32:54 PM
 ;D ;D So right! Cats are so skilled at discovering the uses for every space that we never thought of...


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Sandi K on May 16, 2010, 03:50:26 PM
Me thinks he isnt fitting in that box so well...I could swear I see part of his...well....behind....on the outside of the box, lol  Sash is so gorgeous, wow!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: August on May 16, 2010, 04:24:30 PM
Those eyes!  Sasha blends in so well with all those pretty colors in your home!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: JJ on May 19, 2010, 01:30:19 AM
Sash just wants to help out his dad with licking some of those envelopes as he looks ready to work. Such a gorgeous kitty!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: lesliek on May 19, 2010, 06:38:47 AM
Looks like Sash is ready to work ! You need a bigger box for your assistant though.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on May 19, 2010, 06:57:55 AM
It's true. he loves licking envelopes.  I have to take them away from him because he likes the envelope glue or something.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: bug on May 21, 2010, 06:30:42 AM
It's true. he loves licking envelopes.  I have to take them away from him because he likes the envelope glue or something.

That's hilarious! I only ever had one cat that liked mint-flavored things and she'd always try to get the chewing gum out of my mouth. Never thought to give her an envelope, though.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: JoMax on May 21, 2010, 10:29:38 AM
So that's his 'butter wouldn't melt' expression then!   :P :P


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: JJ on May 22, 2010, 12:40:06 AM
He likes the glue - YECH. That is nasty stuff and full of chemicals. How could anyone like the taste, LOL!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Meowli on May 22, 2010, 02:54:32 AM
Sash has company. My cat Amir likes stuff like that too. Envelope glue, photograph coating, he likes to lick them and Meowmie has to hide all that stuff.  :P

Meowli


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: JustMe on May 22, 2010, 03:54:31 AM
Envelope flap glue has to be nontoxic since people lick it.  More than likely it is made from gum arabic (also used in foods for humans and pets) or a synthetic gum.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Beccaj on May 22, 2010, 08:39:49 AM
Sasha is beautiful!

Be glad he doesn't like to eat paper of any kind. My Tommy has always been a paper muncher. His brother Jerry liked to lick/chew on photos.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: JJ on May 23, 2010, 01:22:32 AM
Envelope flap glue has to be nontoxic since people lick it.  More than likely it is made from gum arabic (also used in foods for humans and pets) or a synthetic gum.
Does anyone know what envelope gum is made from?

The glue applied to envelopes is of two basic types. The glue applied to the flap that is sealed by the consumer is usually a gum. A typical natural gum is gum arabic, derived from a substance produced by the acacia tree. Synthetic gums are often derived from dextrans, which are produced by the fermentation of sugar. The glue that holds the rest of the envelope must be stronger and more permanent. This glue is often derived from starches, which are obtained from corn, wheat, potatoes, rice, and other plants. Also I know that cochroaches love it and that is why you should never lick an envelope as they can lay their eggs on it.

So might not want to lick those envelopes after all LOL!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: lesliek on May 23, 2010, 05:00:27 AM
My Sil was warned by an exterminater that roachs lay eggs in the glue in paper grocery bags also.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: JustMe on May 23, 2010, 05:33:11 AM
snopes and urban legends on envelope glue and roach eggs. 

btw, I personally don't like envelope glue.  Instead, moisten with a wet tissue/sponge or use self-sticking type.

http://www.snopes.com/horrors/food/tacobell.asp

http://urbanlegends.about.com/od/cockroaches/a/fear_of_licking.htm


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: catwoods on May 23, 2010, 01:12:51 PM
I've used a little drop of water to moisten envelope glue for years. I just figured I didn't really know what it was! That was enough to keep me from licking it.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on May 23, 2010, 04:37:54 PM
Also I know that cochroaches love it and that is why you should never lick an envelope as they can lay their eggs on it.
So might not want to lick those envelopes after all LOL!

Haven't had any cockroach sightings around here in a long time.  Thankfully!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on May 23, 2010, 04:41:22 PM

btw, I personally don't like envelope glue.  Instead, moisten with a wet tissue/sponge or use self-sticking type.


Actually I kind of like the taste of it.   :D  When I was a kid I was intrigued by the taste of "paste".  That jar of stuff you got in elementary school art class for pasting paper art together. 


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Fizzy1 on May 23, 2010, 09:23:55 PM

btw, I personally don't like envelope glue.  Instead, moisten with a wet tissue/sponge or use self-sticking type.


Actually I kind of like the taste of it.   :D  When I was a kid I was intrigued by the taste of "paste".  That jar of stuff you got in elementary school art class for pasting paper art together. 

Oh yeah, I can still remember how that paste smells!  And do you remember the "mimeograph" ink....the purply-blue ink on tests?  That smelled so good they should make food out of it!  :D


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: catwoods on May 23, 2010, 10:34:10 PM
I do remember the smell of the mimeograph ink, Fizzy. Hmmm, I wonder what it actually was?


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: JJ on May 23, 2010, 11:12:50 PM
Maybe you envelopes are made with a 'great tastin' paste. Not here. They are horrible and I wouldn't lick another one as long as I live. Use a kleenex with a lil water to wet it to seal the envelope.

No roaches here either as read on a site a long time ago that if you have spiders they eat the roach eggs. Nah, don't tell me its another urban legend too!  ::)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: catbird on May 24, 2010, 08:21:54 AM
Oh, yeah, I remember that mimeograph smell!  (Younger forum members are probably saying "what?!?" )  There was a distinct alcohol note to the fragrance IMO.  Or probably something toxic that will come back to haunt us all...


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: lesliek on May 24, 2010, 09:16:57 AM
Kind of like the mosquito fog trucks we rode our bikes through ?


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: catbird on May 24, 2010, 10:48:26 AM
Kind of like the mosquito fog trucks we rode our bikes through ?

Yup.  And came in through the windows of the house with that distinct DDT odor even if we were not outside!

No wonder we all seem to start losing our memory as we get older... :P  It's a wonder we have any brain cells left!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Meowli on May 24, 2010, 11:37:31 AM
Mimeograph papers, oh wow, yes, I remember the strong smell.....this was many decades ago dare I say how many?....eek. 

Meowli


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: JustMe on May 24, 2010, 01:00:09 PM
yah....the ink was almost a purplish-blue color.  ahhh....back in the  day.   :P :P   :D :D


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on May 24, 2010, 01:11:13 PM
Sash and Sweetie

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/NewMay241.jpg?t=1274735365)

Shoes

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/NewMay242.jpg?t=1274735426)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: catwoods on May 24, 2010, 03:11:35 PM
 ;D With a gaze directed toward the door latch or knob, looks like Sweetie is studying a way to get through the door!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: JJ on May 24, 2010, 09:05:12 PM
Sasha look seems to be saying: "Who dat on the porch, who goes there?"


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: August on May 24, 2010, 10:38:41 PM
LOL at the shoes!

"Ahhhhh, I love the smell of my parents!"


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on June 01, 2010, 04:50:48 PM
Embrace the day

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/June1.jpg?t=1275439580)

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/June11.jpg?t=1275439625)

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/June111.jpg?t=1275439659)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: catbird on June 01, 2010, 04:56:50 PM
This fluffy boy knows how to live!  :D


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: lesliek on June 01, 2010, 06:54:09 PM
Looks like you are overworking your assistant ! He needs more nap time.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: bug on June 01, 2010, 07:31:52 PM
The director needs his coffee breaks, y'know.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: caylee on June 01, 2010, 09:11:34 PM
Oh what cute ball of fluff that boy is! I just adore that picture of Sash in the box. ;D


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: catwoods on June 01, 2010, 11:06:08 PM
Sash knows the art of relaxation well!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: August on June 01, 2010, 11:41:20 PM
Baha!  Look at that big box of fluff!!   :D


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: JJ on June 02, 2010, 02:58:38 AM
Sash sure knows how to zone out - that's one cool cat!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: tesla on June 02, 2010, 02:58:55 PM
I love the picture of Sasha in the director's chair!  That captures his true Sashatude!  Such a handsome overworked kitty!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: JoMax on June 07, 2010, 11:11:17 AM
From real "Lord Sash" to "cutie kitten-pie-in-a-box" - he has the whole range off-pat!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Sandi K on June 13, 2010, 05:35:19 PM
Does this cat get worked up about anything?  That pic in the box is to die for Steve!  Mwah Sash!  :-*  Steve, how much does Sash weigh now?


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on June 13, 2010, 06:10:19 PM
Does this cat get worked up about anything?  That pic in the box is to die for Steve!  Mwah Sash!  :-*  Steve, how much does Sash weigh now?

18 Lbs  And fit as a fiddle.   


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Sandi K on June 13, 2010, 07:41:10 PM
I knew he was a big boy, 18 lbs wow.  And he does look so healthy too and just the handsomest cat Ive seen!  I would be terrified if Sophers got that big, lol


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on July 12, 2010, 04:32:58 PM
Schmoozing . . on a Monday Afternoon

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/712101.jpg?t=1278981049)

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/712102.jpg?t=1278981089)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: merrihart on July 12, 2010, 04:41:14 PM
oh my!  so comfy  :D


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: JJ on July 12, 2010, 04:41:25 PM
Whatta life and whatta lil cutie pie!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: catbird on July 12, 2010, 04:47:54 PM
I'm sure that when Sash first began visiting your neighborhood, he was looking for your house.  A porch seems to have been on his list of requirements for his new abode!  (This cat really needs to give up his high-stress lifestyle. ;D )


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: August on July 12, 2010, 05:37:34 PM
 ;D ;D ;D   Adorable!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: lesliek on July 12, 2010, 07:50:26 PM
Sash is so laid back !


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: catwoods on July 13, 2010, 12:03:11 AM
Both are good pictures but those kitties sleeping on their backs pics are always spectacular!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: bug on July 13, 2010, 08:20:42 PM
Awww, he looks so regal in his chair. And so contorted in his box.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on August 01, 2010, 08:25:58 AM
Sash and I are going to post a "shameless pitch" today . .  :)

Though we are not a Pet Site, at some point in the future we plan to do a nice writeup about the Itchmo Pet Forum, one of the best resources on the Internet for pet's of course.   ;)  

We're starting small . . Taking it one day at a time.




Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: caylee on August 01, 2010, 08:50:45 AM
Nice start on the blog, Steve. I bookmarked it so will be checking in from time to time to read what is new.

Hugs


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: catwoods on August 01, 2010, 01:36:29 PM
It looks good, Steve!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: lesliek on August 01, 2010, 02:59:03 PM
Great start ! And I got to leave the 1st comment !


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: catbird on August 01, 2010, 04:45:39 PM
Nice crisp looking blog, Steve!  How did you come up with the title?


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: bug on August 01, 2010, 06:52:32 PM
Right on, Steve! Nice site and I love the name, too. I have something new to read -- yay!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: JJ on August 02, 2010, 12:24:39 AM
I also bookmarked the site so can check in and see what's new. Congrats on the launching of your site Steve and thanks for Sash in his helping you when the site was in the planning stages.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: JustMe on August 02, 2010, 03:20:33 AM
Very nice, Steve & Sash!  All your hard work paid off.  Sash can take a break now.  :P


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on August 02, 2010, 04:09:03 PM
Nice crisp looking blog, Steve!  How did you come up with the title?

It just "popped" into my head one day. . .  :D


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on August 02, 2010, 04:19:42 PM
Very nice, Steve & Sash!  All your hard work paid off.  Sash can take a break now.  :P

LOL I think Sash needs to give me a break!  He has the most uncanny knack for demanding attention when I have to concentrate on the tasks at hand.   :)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: caylee on August 02, 2010, 07:37:52 PM
Don't they always??   ;D   It doesn't matter what you have, a dog or cat, they always demand to be the center of attention.  :o

Hugs


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: tesla on August 03, 2010, 03:22:21 PM
Great job, Steve and Sash!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Janet on August 03, 2010, 04:45:27 PM
Steve, Good job on the website. I know you have been very busy lately setting everything up.
Looks great!!!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on August 03, 2010, 06:11:36 PM
Steve, Good job on the website. I know you have been very busy lately setting everything up.
Looks great!!!

Thank you and "the boss" has been working hard too!   :D

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/Sash-1.jpg?t=1280887764)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: merrihart on August 03, 2010, 06:12:53 PM
LOL  he looks it!

I'm not much of one for blogs, but yours looked good to me.  :D


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: catbird on August 03, 2010, 06:41:02 PM
Oh, Sash, the effort of it all! ;D


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: JJ on August 03, 2010, 09:10:22 PM
Steve you worked your boy Sash waaaaayyy too hard. Just look at 'em will ya, all tuckered out and sleepy. Poor lil guy, LOL!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: August on August 03, 2010, 09:36:08 PM
Congratulations you guys on your blog!

LOL I love that boss photo.  The way it's angled so you can see Sash's face is hysterical!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on August 06, 2010, 10:59:34 AM
Okay, Sash and I will stop bugging you good folks and let you get back to the business of pets!

 :D


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on September 15, 2010, 06:14:50 AM
Sash . . .
(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/013_2.jpg?t=1284559998)

Sash and his new friend Felix, our new neighbors cat.
(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/014_2.jpg?t=1284560052)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: August on September 15, 2010, 06:26:19 AM
Ah, it's so nice to see our little poof-ball!  Looking satisfied and handsome as ever!   :D


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on September 15, 2010, 06:34:43 AM
Ah, it's so nice to see our little poof-ball!  Looking satisfied and handsome as ever!   :D

Poof Ball . . . LOL good one I have to remember that.  A break from "hey fluff muffin"


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Sandi K on September 15, 2010, 06:36:33 AM
I missed this pic!  This cat has absolutely no shame!  ROFL I do think, like catbird said earlier, he purposely purused the neighborhood and then picked your house.  He knew what he was doing, he thought OK, where can I live the life of the King that I am..... :D


 
Steve, Good job on the website. I know you have been very busy lately setting everything up.
Looks great!!!

Thank you and "the boss" has been working hard too!   :D

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/Sash-1.jpg?t=1280887764)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on September 15, 2010, 06:38:28 AM
Indeed, that pic is one of the top 5 classics in Sash's portfolio.   ;D


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Sandi K on September 15, 2010, 06:40:01 AM
Ive been missing Mr Sash, he's looking as good as ever and as laid-back as ever.  Is there anything that upsets this cat?  Although maybe he issues the marching orders in your house?  

Hey Steve, I didnt get to see that website of yours that was talked about earlier....can you PM me the link?


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on September 15, 2010, 06:43:10 AM
Ive been missing Mr Sash, he's looking as good as ever and as laid-back as ever.  Is there anything that upsets this cat?  Although maybe he issues the marching orders in your house?  

Hey Steve, I didnt get to see that website of yours that was talked about earlier....can you PM me the link?

Oh he's not always laid back.  He can be a real feisty boy!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Sandi K on September 15, 2010, 06:46:49 AM
Well Im sure if his servants get out of hand, he has to do something about it, lol  Afterall, he has to keep his domain running smoothly.  One little slip and he has an uprising on his hand...from those pesky humans.  :D


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Janet on September 15, 2010, 10:52:29 AM
Good to see Sash again and happy to see that he has a buddy.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: merrihart on September 15, 2010, 12:27:15 PM
He's looking really fine.  And his new friend looks pretty cool too.  ;)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on September 15, 2010, 01:12:29 PM
Funny thing is under all that fluff there is a lean muscular Sash.  He's like a walking or running cotton ball.   :D


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: catwoods on September 15, 2010, 03:34:54 PM
Sounds like Sash has all angles of kitty life covered! Great photos of him and his new friend.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: alek0 on September 15, 2010, 04:58:10 PM
Sash is looking great! And I can believe that there is a lean muscular cat under all that fluff, my Sophie is the same.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: JJ on September 15, 2010, 08:27:14 PM
Great descrip. of Sash - lean and feisty. That's our boy.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on September 16, 2010, 11:00:59 AM
Sash and Felix keeping watch
(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/Sash-Felix.jpg?t=1284663546)

Sash's Paw
(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/Paw1.jpg?t=1284663625)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: catbird on September 16, 2010, 12:32:28 PM
I'll bet nothing gets past your two "watch cats"!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: merrihart on September 16, 2010, 12:44:23 PM
Is sash a strictly patio cat?  It's nice that Felix comes and keeps him company.   :)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on September 16, 2010, 01:33:22 PM
Is sash a strictly patio cat?  It's nice that Felix comes and keeps him company.   :)

Sash is an indoor cat.  His screened in porch is the outdoors.  May try some walks with Sash at some point but most definitely not during flea season.  In general he's pretty content with the indoor lifestyle.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: lesliek on September 16, 2010, 04:28:14 PM
As long as he's happy inside, I wouldn't rock the boat by going outside. At least he gets through the door visits from Felix and Charlie !


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on September 16, 2010, 05:17:52 PM
As long as he's happy inside, I wouldn't rock the boat by going outside. At least he gets through the door visits from Felix and Charlie !

Agreed, I really think the rag doll and muffin felines were bred to be indoor dwellers anyway. Seems to be their preference.  Sash loves to walk though he walks right in front of your feet and glances back every few seconds to make sure your following where it is he's going. Which some times is the food dish.  ;D



Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: merrihart on September 16, 2010, 05:32:28 PM
As long as he's happy inside, I wouldn't rock the boat by going outside. At least he gets through the door visits from Felix and Charlie !

Agreed, I really think the rag doll and muffin felines were bred to be indoor dwellers anyway. Seems to be their preference.  Sash loves to walk though he walks right in front of your feet and glances back every few seconds to make sure your following where it is he's going. Which some times is the food dish.  ;D


LOL  Best place for him.  My own crew lead me to the food dish more often than not.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Janet on September 16, 2010, 06:06:22 PM
It's a little bit sad to see Felix sitting outside the door encouraging Sash to join him...but Sash is much better off watching through the screen. And, I'm sure Sash has a much cushier life!!! 
Has Felix been "fixed"?


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on September 16, 2010, 07:52:55 PM
It's a little bit sad to see Felix sitting outside the door encouraging Sash to join him...but Sash is much better off watching through the screen. And, I'm sure Sash has a much cushier life!!! 
Has Felix been "fixed"?

Yes he is "fixed".  Sweet and friendly, easy going.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Sandi K on September 18, 2010, 06:33:41 AM
Yeah I dont know if I would even take him on outside walks at this point either.  Sometimes things are better left alone especially as Mr Sash doesnt look unhappy about much of anything. 

We tried to do that for our KiKi when she was about 5 or so.  We put a collar and leash on her and got her used to it inside first.  Then we took her out for short little walks and it seemed to go OK until one day, we were heading out the door and were on the deck heading down the stairs and there was some sort of back-fire sound from a car next door and she freaked.  She panicked and tried to get away...by jumping off the deck with her leash and collar still on.  Thankfully I was able to grab her real quick, its amazing how fast one can move when instinct kicks in.  She was OK but that was it for her walks, I had nightmares for months of her hanging herself or getting away with the leash/collar still on and getting hung up somewhere. 


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on September 18, 2010, 03:13:03 PM
I'm in no hurry.  When Snugs was 18 we let her out for excursions in the back yard.  She didn't wander far but just liked to lay in the grass and watch things and nibble on a little grass. She would want to come back inside after about 15 minutes.



Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on September 19, 2010, 01:53:17 PM
Play Time
(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/Boys2.jpg?t=1284933080)

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/Boys1.jpg?t=1284933173)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: lesliek on September 19, 2010, 04:16:57 PM
That is so cute !


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: caylee on September 19, 2010, 04:21:40 PM
Awwww! ;D


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: catwoods on September 19, 2010, 04:34:39 PM
So cute that they are getting along, rather than fussing through the door!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on September 21, 2010, 12:06:20 PM
Introducing our retreat. Pets welcome. Enjoy the view.
http://bit.ly/ctZQd6


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: August on September 21, 2010, 12:18:45 PM
How adorable!!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on September 24, 2010, 01:11:53 PM
What you think?

This went live today. It's my fantasy ranch.   ;D
http://bit.ly/dxgPsv

Also, we've put SMF 2.0 on hold and chose a simpler forum for now.
http://bit.ly/aE7p8X

Man, I'm exhausted!



Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: catwoods on September 24, 2010, 02:10:00 PM
Steve, this looks great! That's a beautiful photo in your header, and the landscape pics are pretty, too, I especially like the one of the lake. I know this took a lot of work!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: merrihart on September 24, 2010, 03:51:08 PM
I like the new forum :)  And I love that first photo.  What a house!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on September 24, 2010, 07:11:19 PM
I like the new forum :)  And I love that first photo.  What a house!

No doubt.  I wish it was mine!   :D  Anyway if you want to join The Hideaway you will have to register for the password.  It's easy and casual surfers can not see anything we are doing.  Same as the Facebook thing you have to sign up and log in to see anything. Don't worry though we have security guards patrolling the perimeter making sure things stay serene and advertisers and marketers are not allowed into the premises.  LOL.   ;)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Janet on September 25, 2010, 05:59:45 AM
Steve, your site really looks great! I envy you as I would have NO idea how to do what you have done.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on September 25, 2010, 06:18:44 AM
Steve, your site really looks great! I envy you as I would have NO idea how to do what you have done.

Thanks. . . Hard work is the secret.  Anyway Sash and I are the only ones at the Hideaway right now.  We're kind of sitting around asking each other,

"where is everyone?"  . . . LOL   :D 


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: merrihart on September 25, 2010, 07:06:45 AM
Steve, I tried to register, got my password, and then was told access denied.  :-[

(also, I spelled my name wrong.) LOL


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on September 25, 2010, 12:04:39 PM
Steve, I tried to register, got my password, and then was told access denied.  :-[

(also, I spelled my name wrong.) LOL

 8)  Okay I deleted your registration.  Try it again and let me know what happens.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: tesla on September 25, 2010, 01:21:37 PM
Great job Steve, the pictures are beautiful.  I'm still waiting for my password to come through so I can login.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: merrihart on September 25, 2010, 01:42:56 PM
Steve, I tried to register, got my password, and then was told access denied.  :-[

(also, I spelled my name wrong.) LOL

 8)  Okay I deleted your registration.  Try it again and let me know what happens.


Nope, still access denied  :-\


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on September 26, 2010, 03:29:53 AM
Nope, still access denied  :-\

Odd.  If anyone else has the same problem logging in please PM me here. 


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on September 26, 2010, 08:13:09 AM
Okay it's fixed!



Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: JJ on September 26, 2010, 06:57:01 PM
What you think?

This went live today. It's my fantasy ranch.   ;D
http://bit.ly/dxgPsv

Clicked the link for the fantasy ranch and this is what I got:

Gone

The requested resource
/
is no longer available on this server and there is no forwarding address. Please remove all references to this resource.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on September 26, 2010, 07:42:32 PM
Clicked the link for the fantasy ranch and this is what I got:
Gone
The requested resource
/
is no longer available on this server and there is no forwarding address. Please remove all references to this resource.

Just tested and it's fine.  Still, it seems everything has been go haywire in IT land this past week.  Facebook went down, others also.

Maybe it's the full moon. LOL


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on September 28, 2010, 01:52:50 PM
Great job Steve, the pictures are beautiful.  I'm still waiting for my password to come through so I can login.

I also "tamed" down the registration form.  LOL . . . I think it frightened a few people.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Sandi K on November 03, 2010, 08:41:47 PM
Hey Steve, how is Mr Sash doing?  I havent seen any pictures in a veeeerrrry looooong time! I hope everything is OK.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on November 04, 2010, 06:36:24 PM
Sash is doing great. I'll take some pics soon.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Sandi K on November 05, 2010, 06:04:17 AM
Thats great to hear Steve, looking forward to the pictures of the Mr Sash, the fluffball!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on November 05, 2010, 09:16:49 AM
Here we are

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/1151.jpg?t=1288976892)

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/1152.jpg?t=1288977082)

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/1153.jpg?t=1288977114)

I Sing The Body Electric!
(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/1155.jpg?t=1288977334)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: catbird on November 05, 2010, 09:45:02 AM
 ;D
What great pictures, Steve!  In the first one, it almost looks as though he chose that area of the door as a "frame" for his portrait.  Is he wanting to come in?  Apparently he likes to "help" put the groceries away too, judging from that second picture.  And the "electric glowing cat" is just super!  ;D (Been a long time since I read that science fiction novel.)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on November 05, 2010, 09:58:39 AM
No sometimes he just sits there looking through the door observing his minions.  And what he's after is the carrots. They are like catnip to him he goes bonkers over carrots.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: JustMe on November 05, 2010, 10:16:05 AM
ROFL!  Sash...lookin' good, as always.  I like the door frame picture.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: merrihart on November 05, 2010, 10:24:53 AM
LOL Handsome furman.

I see your computer chair resembles my sofa.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: bug on November 05, 2010, 12:40:36 PM
I never get tired of seeing Mr. Poofball. I get the carrots thing. Katey loves celery and pineapple.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: catwoods on November 05, 2010, 01:56:55 PM
Nice pictures! Great to see Sash and his beautiful long fur, looking so warm and luxurious.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: August on November 05, 2010, 02:00:30 PM
Haha, I love that first door photo, too!  It almost looks like a cartoon!   :D


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Spartycats on November 05, 2010, 05:36:04 PM
What a handsome boy!  Thank you for the pictures.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Sandi K on November 06, 2010, 06:52:27 AM
Oh he's looking great Steve!  I too, love the front door pic, I think he's plotting his next mission.  I dont know how in the world you keep up with all that hair, Im assuming he gets matted often? I can remember, how old is he? 


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on November 06, 2010, 08:17:22 AM
We thinks Sash is maybe five or six.  We finally got Sash de-matted without having to resort to a shave.  It took a lot of time but we figured out a technique. One tiny snip at a time.  Now he likes to get combed and we can keep his coat nice. His coat is like cotton so regular combing is definitely a priority. 


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: tesla on November 06, 2010, 08:43:37 AM
Oh my, I love that first picture!  Such a handsome boy!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Janet on November 06, 2010, 09:28:01 AM
Good to see Sash again. He's as handsome as ever! Sash is obviously thinking...Steve, let me in!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: alek0 on November 07, 2010, 05:34:20 AM
Sash looks wonderful. And lol about carrots :)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on November 11, 2010, 03:49:28 PM
Argh . . Mr. Fluffball got's worms.  Must have ingested something. A rouge flea or whatever.  Anyway, our vet gave us a dose of Profender.

We'll apply tomorrow morning. 


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: catbird on November 11, 2010, 04:34:58 PM
Sorry to hear that he has worms.  I hope they are a sort that is easy to get rid of.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: catwoods on November 11, 2010, 04:40:00 PM
Sending hopes the de-worming goes well.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: lesliek on November 11, 2010, 05:10:50 PM
Yuck !  :( Nothing quite as gross as worms, hope the deworming goes well !


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on November 11, 2010, 05:16:38 PM
Yuck is right.  Tapeworms looks like we caught it early though. 


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: merrihart on November 11, 2010, 05:35:40 PM
ugh, how awful for Sash.  Hope the deworming works quickly.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Sandi K on November 11, 2010, 08:50:00 PM
oh no, worms?!  Poor Sash...and poor you too!  Ive thankfully never had to deal with them.  Errr, how do you apply the med? Or do I not want to know?  Im hoping you will be able to get rid of them quickly.  Do they make them feel sick?


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on November 11, 2010, 08:53:39 PM
It's a topical. Applied like advantage.  He's healthy things should be okay.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: JJ on November 11, 2010, 09:11:22 PM
Uggghh hope the deworming goes smoothly. Only had to deal with that once. Your taking such good care of Sash he should get thru this with no problem.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Sandi K on November 12, 2010, 08:27:35 AM
Oh OK steve, thanks for the info.  Hoping you can send those worms packing right away!  Let us us know how Mr Sash does.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: JustMe on November 12, 2010, 10:12:26 AM
Poor Sash!  Hope you can get rid of those nasties quickly. 


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: bug on November 12, 2010, 01:59:42 PM
Profender is good for a few things. He'll be right in no time.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on November 12, 2010, 03:10:34 PM
Okay we gave Mr. Fluff his dose.  Good placement.  No "shake" . . . probably the bonus is his fur is so think it covers up the application area nicely. He's sprinting around on his evening sprinting session right now.  Playing super cat.

 :P


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on November 14, 2010, 06:39:17 PM
Well Sash sailed right through his Profender treatment without even a second thought. Carrying on and being his normal self since the application on Friday. Now all we have to do is groom that little spot back there as the Profender residue seems to dry a little thicker then an Advantage treatment.

From what we can see so far the treatment has been effective.  


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: lesliek on November 14, 2010, 08:27:41 PM
Big Yeah for no more worms !


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Sandi K on November 15, 2010, 07:12:26 AM
bye bye worms and dont let the door hit you on the way out! lol  Leave our Mr Sash alone, bad worms!

Very good news Steve, yay!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: catwoods on November 15, 2010, 03:55:03 PM
Sash has got to feel better now without those uninvited guests...


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: JJ on November 15, 2010, 10:39:26 PM
So glad Sash has shown them the door - uninvited varmits!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on December 16, 2010, 01:42:52 PM
Pic of the Month

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/0021.jpg?t=1292535622)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: catbird on December 16, 2010, 04:13:56 PM
His pose says that he was just waiting for you to take his picture! :D


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: catwoods on December 16, 2010, 04:36:15 PM
Sash is looking really furry! Almost like he has more than he used to... ;D


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: bug on December 16, 2010, 05:47:49 PM
Seriously GQ-looking. That's one regal model.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: merrihart on December 16, 2010, 05:50:19 PM
Wonderful!  :-*


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Mandycat on December 16, 2010, 06:32:41 PM
Sash sure is one handsome cat!  His Winter coat looks gorgeous!   :)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: JJ on December 17, 2010, 12:02:53 AM
Great markings on Sash's face - quite an aristocat he is!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Sandi K on December 17, 2010, 12:41:32 PM
He's just stunning!  Our cremesicle cat.  :D


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on December 17, 2010, 05:40:12 PM
Yes he has his thick winter coat now and he's all pepped up in the cool weather.  He runs around on the porch and then comes flying through the cat door at full speed it's really funny it's goes BANG! as he races through it.  Gonna' try to video it at some point.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: August on December 17, 2010, 09:07:38 PM
Haha!  What a great pose!  Very sexy!   ;)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: JoMax on December 18, 2010, 06:25:09 AM
 :-* :-* to one well-sorted boy! 
(Will we get a 'favourite place' pic of him on the Xmas thread too?)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on January 04, 2011, 01:12:17 PM
Christmas Presents

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/Sash1225.jpg?t=1294175321)

Whats This?

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/Sash12252.jpg?t=1294175363)

Kiss my face soap smells soooo good

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/Sash12253.jpg?t=1294175442)



Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: catwoods on January 04, 2011, 03:09:15 PM
 ;D Funny how some scents put cats in 'sniff and roll' mode.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: catbird on January 04, 2011, 04:40:45 PM
LOL He sure enjoyed the paper and the soap--although I don't imagine that was actually what you got him for a Christmas gift!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: merrihart on January 04, 2011, 04:56:50 PM
Trust a kitty to love soap!  Especially a nearly white one.   :D


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: JJ on January 04, 2011, 11:42:38 PM
What a character!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: JoMax on January 05, 2011, 05:16:26 AM
Is he trying to ask for a bath - LOL!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Janet on January 12, 2011, 06:21:27 PM
Oh those kitties...happy with a bar of soap!
Bet all the DHs out there wish their wives were as easy to please at Christmas!   :)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on January 15, 2011, 05:21:37 PM
More Soap

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/Sash12254.jpg?t=1295140809)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: August on January 15, 2011, 06:20:43 PM
The pretty colors give Sash a pretty pink hue!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: catbird on January 15, 2011, 07:03:22 PM
LOL pretty funny how much Sash loves that soap!  Who needs catnip?


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: JJ on January 16, 2011, 01:39:35 AM
Now is that Sash's personal bar of Eau de catnip scented bliss?


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Sandi K on January 16, 2011, 11:36:05 AM
Thats so cute, I wonder what in the soap he is liking so much! As always, this boy is just stunning!  I just cant get over how beautiful he is.  :-*


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: caylee on March 21, 2011, 08:53:57 PM
Its been way too long between photos of our boy Sash.

Hint, Hint.

;D


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Sandi K on March 23, 2011, 07:22:45 PM
I agree, I need my orange cremesicle fix please!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on April 06, 2011, 03:03:03 PM
It's Spring

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/Sash46.jpg?t=1302130496)



Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: catwoods on April 06, 2011, 03:13:07 PM
Good to see Sash enjoying the season. ;D 8)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: lesliek on April 06, 2011, 03:57:39 PM
Funny how Sash celebrates each season the same way ! ;D He's definitely a champion napper !


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on April 06, 2011, 04:05:45 PM
And another

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/Sash463.jpg?t=1302134673)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: catbird on April 06, 2011, 04:32:26 PM
Yay! New pictures of Sash!  Chillin' on his porch in the spring air.  (Beautiful tree too BTW)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: caylee on April 06, 2011, 04:49:02 PM
Yayyyyy! More cute pixies of King Sash ;D :D :D ;D

Beautiful Tree too!

Hugs


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: merrihart on April 06, 2011, 05:46:27 PM
Glad to see Sash survived the winter.   ;)

Lovely spring pictures!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: bug on April 06, 2011, 06:22:03 PM
Wow! Look at the gorgeous blossoms and that super casual cat enjoying them. Ahhh, still the same Sash. Good to see ya!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: JJ on April 24, 2011, 09:38:02 PM
Missed these new pics of Sash just layin' back, taking a lil snooze and enjoying the fresh spring air, ahhhh nirvana.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on May 30, 2011, 09:26:50 AM
Enjoying some Rays

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/001-2.jpg?t=1306776323)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: caylee on May 30, 2011, 10:10:44 AM
Yippy, thanks for the picture of Sash!

Hugs


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: RufusTKatt on May 30, 2011, 11:43:01 AM
What a wonderful thread!!  I just read it from start to finish.  Love Sash and his pictures, so glad he found his way to you.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: merrihart on May 30, 2011, 12:06:33 PM
I'm really envious of your sunroom/porch today!

Beautiful Sash.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: catbird on May 30, 2011, 12:17:02 PM
A lovely setting made even more harmonious by the addition of gorgeous Sash!  He looks very content.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: lesliek on May 30, 2011, 04:04:52 PM
Sash is definitely king of the porch !


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: August on May 30, 2011, 10:06:06 PM
Oh man, what an awesome spot!  That must feel so fantastic!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: bug on May 31, 2011, 08:13:19 AM
Ahhh, soaking up the sun. It's nice to see Sash and it's nice to see the sun in your neck of the woods after all the storms.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Sandi K on May 31, 2011, 10:29:22 PM
Oh I missed seeing him so much!  He is as gorgeous as ever and I see he is still lounging in his Kingdom.  Thanks for posting the new pics, Steve. 


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: JoMax on June 01, 2011, 09:56:04 AM
Ah, I was wondering where Sash had got to lately - now I see he's just toooo busy sunbathing  :P


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Sandi K on June 01, 2011, 11:55:02 AM
LOL JoMax!  He certainly has the right idea, doesnt he?  With all that fur, I still cant figure out why these kitties crave heat the way they do. 


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: catwoods on June 01, 2011, 12:50:26 PM
A welcome sight! Beautiful Sash, sunlight, trees and shadows of trees! So tranquil.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on June 01, 2011, 07:38:38 PM
He's great. When we found this house the first thing I noticed was the porch.  It wasn't screened in but screening it in was a minor job. Then putting a cat door in.  We had our first three cats at that time.  It's a small house so during decent weather seasons it offers some additional space.  Of course Sash is out there even when it's freezing with that thick winter coat which of course is shedding right now as in "handful"s of fluff with every combing.

Been nice to have a couple calm and pretty days the weathers been real stormy, cloudy, windy, and rainy this spring.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on July 26, 2011, 03:13:24 PM
Sash Chillin'

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/0011.jpg?t=1311721762)

Whos This?

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/0012.jpg?t=1311721810)

The Neighbor

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/0014.jpg?t=1311721859)

Okay you can stay a while

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/0013.jpg?t=1311721937)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: merrihart on July 26, 2011, 03:39:31 PM
aw, visitin with the neighbor :)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Bridgett on July 26, 2011, 08:14:55 PM
 ;D :D  What great pics!  Such a handsome specimen of male felinity!  Love the photo of him chillin' in front of the fan.  LOL!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: alek0 on July 26, 2011, 08:48:04 PM
I love his sleeping positions, I wonder if that is along-haired cat thing, they practically never curl up to sleep I guess they are cooler this way.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Fizzy1 on July 26, 2011, 08:50:44 PM
Sash is sooo cool 8)  It's great to see that he accepts visitors to his home.  He's just gorgeous!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Mandycat on July 26, 2011, 09:34:26 PM
Sash is truly a cool cat!   8)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: August on July 27, 2011, 02:53:23 AM
That photo of Sash under the keyboard is a riot!  Such a big ball of fluff!!   :D

And I love how he's very slightly bending his ears down at the site of his neighbor.  So cute.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: catbird on July 27, 2011, 05:07:25 AM
Sash is the king of "Chill"!  ;D


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on July 27, 2011, 02:57:04 PM
The "neighbor" by the way is Piggy, the kitten stray Kate rescued a few years ago that Alecia across the street adopted. He's a real homeboy now.  The other frequent visitor is Felix two doors down.  Him and Sash are great buds.  It's way to hot right now though and no ones out and about.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Sandi K on July 27, 2011, 03:30:12 PM
All the "guys" like hanging out together.  :-* Great pictures Steve, thanks!  It sounds like you have a nice neighborhood. 


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: JoMax on July 28, 2011, 08:48:34 AM
Ah, I'd been wondering what SIr Sash had been up to lately - now I see it's too hot to do much but chill, but that's what he does best!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: catwoods on August 26, 2011, 03:55:12 PM
Enjoyed these pictures of Sash cooling his heels for the summer.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on August 27, 2011, 09:45:44 AM
Sash trying to crawl into a plastic water pitcher

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/Sash827.jpg)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: merrihart on August 27, 2011, 12:35:37 PM
LOL Sash!  Even if you fit, you couldn't get out the other end.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: catbird on August 27, 2011, 01:53:37 PM
Yikes, Sash, I hope you were able to back out of that OK!  Amazing how much of you is fur and can squeeze down smaller. :D


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on August 27, 2011, 02:04:01 PM
Yikes is what I first thought.  He was standing normally with this thing on his head.  I took it off and put it down and he tried to get back into it again.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: catbird on August 27, 2011, 02:10:28 PM
Cats!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: lesliek on August 27, 2011, 04:15:18 PM
I think you need a bigger water pitcher ! :D


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: alek0 on August 27, 2011, 06:20:22 PM
That is absolutely hilkarious.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Sandi K on August 27, 2011, 06:31:40 PM
ROFL, he tried to get back in?  What a silly goose he is!  Sash Oh Sash, what are we going to do with you?  I agree with catbird, I guess we can get an idea of what he looks like, under all that hair!   :D :-*


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: August on August 27, 2011, 07:03:55 PM
Oh.  My.  Gawd.  That is sooooo awesome!!   ;D


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: bug on August 29, 2011, 06:12:23 AM
LOL! That must have just been hilarious when he showed up that way. The worst mine have done is head in a kleenex box.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on August 29, 2011, 08:00:09 AM
And of course the obligatory Mr. Innocent look after the second removal of the offending headgear.

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/Sash8272.jpg)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: alek0 on August 29, 2011, 08:50:37 AM
Lol. Don't they always look innocent after :)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: JoMax on August 29, 2011, 10:36:13 AM
That's given me a much-needed laugh today - atta boy Sash!

What did he think was in there worth getting.....


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: bug on August 29, 2011, 11:14:29 AM
Haha! The first picture looks like some kind of fake, fuzzy plant was knocked over. The second has the classic deadpan, "what" look on his face. A true comedian. Silly kitty!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: catwoods on August 29, 2011, 03:30:41 PM
Missed this before, wasn't getting my unreads...lol, I've seen kitties try to get their heads into narrow boxes...not sure why...some curiosity about what could be up there at the end of that tunnel, maybe?!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Sandi K on August 29, 2011, 05:19:11 PM
LOL look at how the hair around his face is smashed down.  Mr Sash, you are a character.   :-*  I am still in awe of his beautiful colorings. 


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on September 02, 2011, 07:41:31 AM
Sash's cousin Opal

(http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/s720x720/301544_2399919879001_1281173022_32962417_7321932_n.jpg)



Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: merrihart on September 02, 2011, 07:56:59 AM
What a pretty girl!  :-*


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on September 02, 2011, 08:19:41 AM
Yes she is. Opal lives in L.A.   :D


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: August on September 02, 2011, 08:24:30 AM
Very regal!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: julia on September 02, 2011, 09:58:37 AM
Aww, so cute! Very unique face.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: catwoods on September 02, 2011, 02:42:53 PM
Opal is very elegant!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: lesliek on September 02, 2011, 03:35:24 PM
I love that dark stripe down her face ! The 2 of them together would be a spectacular picture !


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: catbird on September 02, 2011, 03:43:20 PM
Opal is a true beauty.  Her markings are lovely.  And by the brocade cushion and her expression, she knows she's royalty!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: JoMax on September 05, 2011, 09:11:08 AM
Yes, lovely stipe onher face - and what a biiiiggg tail!  :-*


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Sandi K on September 05, 2011, 09:04:46 PM
Aaaww, she's very pretty!  Thanks for sharing her picture with us. 


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: JJ on September 12, 2011, 06:47:20 PM
Nice pic of Opal. The face with 'catitude' - atta girl!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on September 13, 2011, 03:07:10 PM
Sash checking todays schedule

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/Sash912.jpg)



Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: catbird on September 13, 2011, 03:14:35 PM
 ;D ;D ;D

"8am--feed Sash
"8:30am--Sash's first nap
"9:00am--let Sash out on porch
"9:30am--play with Sash
"10:00am--pet and adore Sash
"11:00am--Sash's second nap
"11:30am--Sash wants snack
"12:00noon--Sash's photo op"

Or, at least, that's probably how he sees it!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: lesliek on September 13, 2011, 04:32:48 PM
 ;D ;D


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on September 13, 2011, 04:47:59 PM
Afternoon Agenda

1:00 PM Interrupt Steves attempt to nap.
1:15 PM Take nap now that he's not able to nap
3:00 PM Get up and see what Steves up to
3:15 PM Lure Steve to food dish

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/Sash912.jpg)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: caylee on September 13, 2011, 04:59:02 PM
 ;D   ;D   ;D   ::)   :D


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: August on September 13, 2011, 06:23:07 PM
1:15 PM Take nap now that he's not able to nap

L.M.A.O!!!!!!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Fizzy1 on September 13, 2011, 08:53:19 PM
I spent some time tonight re-reading the first few pages of Sasha's thread.   Love seeing pictures of Sasha.  Looks like his schedule is just too gosh darn Full! ;D


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on September 14, 2011, 04:31:11 PM
Time for a well deserved rest

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/Sash914.jpg)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: catbird on September 14, 2011, 04:35:26 PM
Of course! It was hard work following his busy schedule!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Sandi K on September 14, 2011, 07:54:10 PM
Im assuming because Sash is taking up over half the couch, that the human on the couch got no nap.   :D  Hey but at least they got to watch Sash while he was taking his....that is afterall what its all about.  ;)  This cat is so darn gorgeous!   :-*


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on September 15, 2011, 05:52:15 AM
Yes he takes up half the couch. You kind of have to work around him.  ;)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: JoMax on September 16, 2011, 10:33:52 AM
Quote
Yes he takes up half the couch
Well, those big fluffy feetsies need loads of room!
Oughta try my bed some nights - how can just 3 cats leave a space for humans just 1 1/2 by 2 1/2fr on a double bed?


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on September 18, 2011, 04:29:25 PM
Busy today. Sash caught his first mouse in the basement. An extremely rare thing thankfully.  I managed to catch the little thing and take it outside, amazingingly unharmed other then a case of what is probably fear overload.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: August on September 18, 2011, 05:28:46 PM
Oh wow, what excitement that must have been for Sash!  Congratulations to Sash!

And congratulations to little Mousie - I'm so happy to hear you were able to catch him and safely put him outside - he must have been pretty rattled.   ;)   Boy that little guy has a great party story now!   


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on September 19, 2011, 07:15:27 AM
Oh yeah Sash was like any other triumphant feline.  "Hey look at what I got"


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: merrihart on September 20, 2011, 01:03:38 PM
Sash is definitely my favorite GQ cat.   :-*


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on October 08, 2011, 11:09:18 AM
Situation Unremarkable - - Sash Left - - Felix Right

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/Sash10711.jpg?t=)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: lesliek on October 08, 2011, 03:54:04 PM
Kings of the porch & deck !  :)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: August on October 08, 2011, 07:13:29 PM
Situation Unremarkable

OMG, LMAO.  That is totally Sash's expression!   :D


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Sandi K on October 10, 2011, 08:13:06 AM
Ah, there is our King Sash....in his director's chair....errr, I mean throne....with his ever faithful Knight Felix holding guard.     :-* 


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: merrihart on October 10, 2011, 04:49:45 PM
the view is good, the company is fine, the sun was delicious....



Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Mandycat on October 10, 2011, 04:56:42 PM
They both look like they are just relaxing and enjoying life!  :)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: bug on October 11, 2011, 11:29:17 AM
Friends pretending not to be friends. Or enemies pretending to be friends. Sash the director giving a narrative, lol!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on October 11, 2011, 04:17:13 PM
Sash and Felix are best buds they like each other.  Haven't gotten the nerve just yet to open the door for Felix to come in though.   8)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on November 05, 2011, 09:30:43 AM
Sash's video pick of the week.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vw4KVoEVcr0


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: catbird on November 05, 2011, 03:17:29 PM
So cute!  Cats are such amazing moms. :-*


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: bug on November 06, 2011, 05:49:03 AM
Awwww. That's just awesome. And everyone thinks taking those babies away from them is no big deal. I'm a differ beggar on that one.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: merrihart on November 06, 2011, 07:55:27 AM
I'm with you, bug.  Cute video :)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: catwoods on November 08, 2011, 03:12:36 PM
Always a pleasure to see photos of Sash!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on November 08, 2011, 04:29:27 PM
Sash A Rama

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/1183.jpg)

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/1184.jpg)

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/1182.jpg)

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/1181.jpg)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: catbird on November 08, 2011, 04:52:01 PM
Well, we know who rules at Steve's house... ;D

Did he take all those balls of yarn out of the basket himself?


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: merrihart on November 08, 2011, 04:55:19 PM
 ;D  I love it!  All that yarn and only 4 paws.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on November 08, 2011, 05:19:07 PM
Well, we know who rules at Steve's house... ;D

Did he take all those balls of yarn out of the basket himself?

Haha . . Thats Kates job, once the job is complete Sash takes over.

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/1181.jpg)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: catwoods on November 09, 2011, 02:37:11 PM
Aww, he's so nice and furry... :)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Sandi K on November 30, 2011, 05:46:43 PM
Oh my I just saw these!  I love the one of Sash on the counter...."whadda ya gonna do about it'    ;D :-*


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: August on November 30, 2011, 05:58:14 PM
LOL, I just saw these, too!  Sash is a riot!   :-*


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on January 17, 2012, 05:36:45 PM
Happy New Year

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/Sash1171.jpg)

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/Sash1172.jpg)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Sandi K on January 17, 2012, 05:40:33 PM
Oh my, I can see why Sash would love that chair!  He is looking good Steve, is he doing alright? 


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on January 17, 2012, 05:43:25 PM
Sash is his usual self Sandi.  Always full of suprises.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: merrihart on January 17, 2012, 06:06:11 PM
I've always wanted one of those chairs!  Lookin' good, Sash.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: catbird on January 17, 2012, 06:14:10 PM
It looks like Sash rang in the New Year in style--first make sure the neighborhood is OK, then enjoy life from the comfort of a favorite chair!  What could be better?


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on January 17, 2012, 07:00:11 PM
It looks like Sash rang in the New Year in style--first make sure the neighborhood is OK, then enjoy life from the comfort of a favorite chair!  What could be better?

Amazingly mild winter so far. Above average temps no snow except for a couple light dustings and after the past six winters it's like huh? Is this for real?   8)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: bug on January 18, 2012, 07:40:39 AM
Don't talk too loudly about the nice weather. I did that and now we're paying for it with -40F overnight.  :P


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: catwoods on January 18, 2012, 02:22:36 PM
Sash always lounges with style!

Yow, bug that's a serious low temp, I couldn't cope...


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: August on January 18, 2012, 06:45:23 PM
-40F, LOL.  What is that?

Steve - what a chair!  OMG, we want one!  We want several!!   :D


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on January 22, 2012, 11:40:10 AM
Tis The Season For Good Pics

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/Sash1222.jpg)

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/Sash1221.jpg)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Sandi K on January 22, 2012, 12:25:56 PM
Oh my is right!  Good pics?  I'll say!!!  What an adorable face, Sasha boy.   :-*  Steve, I never realized along with his bright blue eyes, how pink his little nose is!  And look at all that fur.  Does he let you brush him or does he keep all that so beautiful on his own?  Simply stunning Sash.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Meowli on January 22, 2012, 02:01:26 PM
Cats just love love love sitting in the middle of everything...great expression!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on January 22, 2012, 02:07:38 PM
Sandi Sash takes good care of his coat but it's like fine silk and matts real easy.  So I've developed a combing and clipping routine "little bit here little bit there" so when he is in the right mood I can get some grooming done. Typically though each grooming session doesn't last a long time.   :)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: lesliek on January 22, 2012, 04:19:44 PM
Great pix !


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: August on January 22, 2012, 09:42:20 PM
Makes me want a big warm glass of eggnog!   :D   He's adorable!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Mandycat on January 22, 2012, 11:13:51 PM
Sash is such a handsome guy!  Great picture of him!  I wonder why cats seem to like to sit on paper?   ;) 


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on January 23, 2012, 11:36:35 AM
Sash is such a handsome guy!  Great picture of him!  I wonder why cats seem to like to sit on paper?   ;) 

Thats for us cats to know and you humans to figure out?   :D

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/Sash1224.jpg)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on January 23, 2012, 11:55:37 AM
Maybe it's cats like clean, fresh, and crisp stuff.  I just noticed that rather then the usual spots, Sash decided to lay down on the clean clothes I just layed out for later.   ;D


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: catbird on January 23, 2012, 12:21:44 PM
LOL only the best for Sash!  I love his expression in that last photo!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: catwoods on January 23, 2012, 01:47:02 PM
Beautiful pics of Sash!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Mandycat on January 23, 2012, 05:05:18 PM
Maybe it's cats like clean, fresh, and crisp stuff.  I just noticed that rather then the usual spots, Sash decided to lay down on the clean clothes I just layed out for later.   ;D

Oh, yes!  Clean clothes and paper - they were always favorites here too!   :D


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on January 29, 2012, 06:32:16 PM
Snooze Pics

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/Sash29.jpg)

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/Sash291.jpg)

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/Sash292.jpg)

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/Sash293.jpg)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: August on January 29, 2012, 06:51:32 PM
PLUFF!   :D

That last one is sooooo super cute!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: catbird on January 30, 2012, 06:10:45 AM
At least his choice in reading material is suitable for a cat!  That wouldn't happen to be one of the Mrs. Murphy mysteries by Rita Mae Brown, would it?  :D  Love the "belly-up" pose!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: lesliek on January 30, 2012, 07:02:59 AM
Sash looks very striking against the red blankie !


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: merrihart on January 30, 2012, 10:45:53 AM
Odd, how he starts out all dignified and studious, only to degenerate into a puddle of white fluff asking for a belly rub.   :-*


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on January 30, 2012, 12:23:30 PM
That wouldn't happen to be one of the Mrs. Murphy mysteries by Rita Mae Brown, would it?  :D  Love the "belly-up" pose!

Yes it is. And although he will lay like this for stretches of time he still has an amazing radar when it comes to a hand tempting to get to "close" to the belly at the wrong time.

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/Sash293.jpg)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: catwoods on February 01, 2012, 02:07:19 PM
Really cute! I love it when they sleep on their backs with the feet going upwards!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: caylee on March 07, 2012, 06:01:00 PM
Steve,
I tried to view these tonight and page said that they were not available.

Any updated links. I wanted to register tonight.

A pm here is OK.

Hugs

Introducing our retreat. Pets welcome. Enjoy the view.
http://bit.ly/ctZQd6


What you think?

This went live today. It's my fantasy ranch.   ;D
http://bit.ly/dxgPsv

Also, we've put SMF 2.0 on hold and chose a simpler forum for now.
http://bit.ly/aE7p8X

Man, I'm exhausted!




Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: August on March 07, 2012, 06:03:22 PM
What happens if you put your face on that flufftum?


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on March 12, 2012, 05:25:02 PM
Sash? . . . Sash? . . . Where are you?  Sash? . . . Wheres Sash? . . . Sash where are you hiding?

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/0012-1.jpg)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Sandi K on March 12, 2012, 09:02:51 PM
Oh Steve, Sash is just so gorgeous, that fur and the coloring gets me every time!  It looks like his slaves have been doing a great job, he doesnt look in the least bit disturbed by much of anything, lol


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: catwoods on March 13, 2012, 02:24:55 PM
 ;D sorry Sash something gave your hiding place away....


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: bug on March 17, 2012, 07:31:37 PM
 :D That is hilarious. Lucky you weren't storing any fuzzy hats or stuffed animals there. You would have never found him.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: lesliek on March 18, 2012, 05:43:09 AM
He looks like a stuffed toy in that picture ! :D


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: JoMax on March 18, 2012, 06:23:01 AM
 ;D ;D  Good job you dont have any playful cats around him - those legs might get mistaken for one of the fluffy tails on a cat toy!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: alek0 on March 18, 2012, 07:07:29 AM
He he he :)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on June 19, 2012, 02:48:13 PM
Can't believe he actually got (or even fit) into this little box, then started taking a bath.

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/6191.jpg)

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/6193-1.jpg)

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/6193.jpg)



Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: August on June 19, 2012, 02:54:58 PM
LOL!  So cute.  You'll be reinforcing the sides of the box soon.   :D


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: catbird on June 19, 2012, 03:26:42 PM
 ;D ;D ;D

Now how on earth did he do that?  Too funny--and he was comfortable enough to take a bath!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: lesliek on June 19, 2012, 04:31:36 PM
 ;D ;D The big question is can he get out ?


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on June 19, 2012, 04:49:07 PM
;D ;D The big question is can he get out ?

LOL actually I had to tilt the box over when he figured out he wasn't getting out easily and he just kind of spilled out.  ;D


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Meowli on June 19, 2012, 05:23:27 PM
The larger the cat, it seems, the smaller the box they want to fit into...
 ;D


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Sandi K on June 19, 2012, 09:06:00 PM
What a fluff-bunny!!!  You know, I think this is the first time Ive seen his paws close up....are they as big as I think they are?  Sash has some major big feetsies!   :-*


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Mandycat on June 19, 2012, 10:54:48 PM
Cats are truly amazing when they make up their mind that they ARE small enough!   :D


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on June 20, 2012, 08:31:09 PM
What a fluff-bunny!!!  You know, I think this is the first time Ive seen his paws close up....are they as big as I think they are?  Sash has some major big feetsies!   :-*

LOL . . yes, he has BIG paws. 


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on June 20, 2012, 08:32:19 PM
;D ;D ;D

Now how on earth did he do that? 

Thats exactly what I said!   :D


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: catwoods on June 21, 2012, 01:01:57 PM
 ;D Sash is a magician!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: alek0 on June 23, 2012, 06:39:36 PM
That is hilarious.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on August 16, 2012, 09:33:54 AM
Sash-Felix in cardboard box. Whoa, we think the brutal heatwave of June-July may finally have ended for real. 

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/0042.jpg)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: merrihart on August 16, 2012, 12:18:15 PM
does Felix come visit often?  He looks sweet.

Sash, how did you bear this heat with all that hair?  :-*


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: August on August 16, 2012, 03:38:59 PM
"Special delivery!"   ;D


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on August 17, 2012, 07:11:39 AM
does Felix come visit often?  He looks sweet.

Sash, how did you bear this heat with all that hair?  :-*

Felix lives two house over and comes over all the time.  Sash does okay in the heat. he lays next to his favorite air conditioning vent and always a nice cool spot.  Basically everyone was stuck inside for June and July since the temps were pretty much averaging anywhere from the mid to high 90's to the mid to high 100's.  This kind of heat doesn't really normally sink in till late July to August.     


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: catwoods on August 20, 2012, 03:07:20 PM
The photo looks cool and relaxing even though taken during the hot time of the year...


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on October 22, 2012, 05:15:07 PM
Nice Mellow Day

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/003.jpg)

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/005.jpg)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: catbird on October 22, 2012, 05:34:14 PM
Ah, the relaxed life of Sash!  :D


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on October 22, 2012, 05:45:51 PM
When he's not being ornery.   ;)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: catwoods on October 23, 2012, 02:14:29 PM
Sash looks comfortable and content. Such a beautiful, furry fellow!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: lesliek on October 23, 2012, 03:14:37 PM
Sash always looks so mellow !


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Meowli on October 23, 2012, 06:28:46 PM
Handsome mellow catboy!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: alek0 on October 24, 2012, 04:49:32 PM
He is so cute!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: August on October 24, 2012, 09:34:33 PM
You need to have his name written on that chair.   :D


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Sandi K on November 01, 2012, 02:36:42 PM
Oh Sash, you are as gorgeous as ever.  Steve, do you brush him all the time, he always looks so well groomed, not a hair out of place.  Does he like to be brushed? I can get in a couple of swipes with a brush on Sophs and then in return, I get a couple of swipes right back...with a paw and claws out.   ::)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on November 01, 2012, 05:51:17 PM
Sandy he prefers to groom himself.  Sometimes I can give him a decent combing but other times if he's not in the mood he'll bite me.  Since Sash is declawed he bites rather then swats.  If it's a warning bite meaning "okay thats enough of that now" it won't break the skin. But if he's serious or feeling moody or even mad it will break the skin with those very sharp front teeth.  I've been bitten so many times now from combings gone wrong it doesn't even phase me anymore but I do keep a good supply of bandaids.  ;)   Sash has two moods - mellow and sweet - and the other is totally CRAZY.  Thankfully 95% of the time it's mellow, easy going.  He just get's too worked up when he starts playing and running around and starts playing real rough and tough and if you play rough back he gets mad.  He's quite a character.   :)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Sandi K on November 01, 2012, 10:06:27 PM
Well, he does a great job of grooming himself, Steve.  And in a sick sort of way it makes me feel better that Im not the only one dealing with a cat who hates being brushed ...I'll try not to take it personally, then....even though she means it to be.   :D  Sophers has 2 moods, tortie and more tortie.   ;D


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on November 24, 2012, 10:54:26 AM
Happy Thanksgiving

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/sash1124.jpg)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: catbird on November 24, 2012, 01:29:20 PM
And a happy Thanksgiving to you, too, Sash!  Did you eat turkey?


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: merrihart on November 24, 2012, 03:07:34 PM
Happy Thanksgiving, Sash!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: lesliek on November 24, 2012, 05:31:54 PM
Happy Thanksgiving Sash ! I hope your humans made you a great turkey !


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: August on November 24, 2012, 07:54:33 PM
LMAO at that expression!!!!!

"So much to be thankful for."

 :D


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on November 25, 2012, 10:33:11 AM
Still not sure what that expression is, or what he was thinking at that moment. 8)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: catwoods on November 25, 2012, 02:02:28 PM
Oh that's a cute picture of Sash! He's nicely fluffed for the winter. Hoping everyone had a good Thanksgiving!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Mandycat on November 26, 2012, 12:34:22 AM
Great pic of Sash!  He is just so handsome.  Hope Sash and your whole family had a good Thanksgiving!   :)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Sandi K on December 24, 2012, 07:27:03 PM
LOL what a funny expression on his face!  He's very deep in thought about something...perhaps thinking he's not too pleased with his slaves service and trying to decide just exactly what he should do about it.  Gotta love ya, Sash.   :-* 


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on March 11, 2013, 01:18:42 PM
Snow is gone and Felix emerged from two doors down and the boys are back in town.

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/006_zps4955a868.jpg)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: catbird on March 11, 2013, 02:24:06 PM
Wow, all that snow melted fast!

Glad to see the boys enjoying the spring air.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: lesliek on March 11, 2013, 03:58:35 PM
 :D :D Glad the snow is gone !


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Sandi K on March 11, 2013, 06:04:26 PM
Oh my!  Look at Sash's gorgeous colorings down his back.  Mr. Cream-sicle.   :-*


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: merrihart on March 12, 2013, 03:29:47 AM
Oh, you have a great little platform there I didn't realize before, no wonder they like that spot!  Great to see Sash in his winter coat :)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Fizzy1 on March 12, 2013, 07:28:08 AM
I just love Sash!  He's such a cool cat   8)  :)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: August on March 12, 2013, 03:28:16 PM
No, no, that's just Sash's shadow being cast to the left.   ;D


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: catwoods on March 16, 2013, 03:00:38 PM
They look so alert!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on June 17, 2013, 03:14:17 PM
Most expensive box yet (new printer) but well worth it.

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/sash616_zpsfae42cf5.jpg)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: lesliek on June 17, 2013, 05:10:14 PM
I wonder if the cat would would come standard with every order ?  ;) ;D


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: August on June 17, 2013, 06:19:12 PM
 :D   His face says it all.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: caylee on June 18, 2013, 04:29:22 AM
Oh what a sweetie pie! I needed my Sash fix.

Hugs


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: catbird on June 18, 2013, 05:12:42 AM
I wonder if the cat would would come standard with every order ?  ;) ;D

I can't decide if this would be a bonus or a drawback!
 ;D

It's good to see that Sash is handling his "stressful" life so well...


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on June 18, 2013, 07:31:19 AM
And an early morning portrait just a few hours ago.

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/s6181_zpsa93a4565.jpg)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: GKit on June 18, 2013, 08:07:26 AM
He is just Gorgeous.   


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Fizzy1 on June 18, 2013, 08:43:50 AM
He's just one giant ball of fluff!  Thanks for the pics, Steve :)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: julia on June 18, 2013, 11:58:35 AM
Sweet pic! Sash looks comfy and confident. What a handsome kitty!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: caylee on June 18, 2013, 02:58:56 PM
He needs a big kiss right on his little nose! He is so cute and those eyes are so blue.

Hugs


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: lesliek on June 18, 2013, 03:28:59 PM
That is a great picture !


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Meowli on June 18, 2013, 03:44:44 PM
Such a handsome kitty! Sash is looking good!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Mandycat on June 18, 2013, 04:12:05 PM
Sash has no worries!   :D  He is such a handsome fluffball!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: catwoods on June 19, 2013, 01:37:32 PM
Sash looks so gorgeous in that early morning light!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on November 26, 2013, 10:29:58 AM
No I'm not posing for any glamour pictures today Steve.  I'm a busy kitty.

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/0072_zps94a7f796.jpg)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: merrihart on November 26, 2013, 12:14:45 PM
heehee, of course he's busy!   :-*


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: catbird on November 26, 2013, 12:58:21 PM
I was just thinking about you and Sash the other day, and wondering how you were doing!  Glad to see Sash is keeping busy!  :D


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: August on November 26, 2013, 01:09:22 PM
LOL  ;D


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: lesliek on November 26, 2013, 02:20:54 PM
Glad to see you both !


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on November 26, 2013, 02:35:56 PM
Sash has been busy today headbutting my sister in law's leg while her and Kate are making stuff in the kitchen.  And he likes to get into and explore the contents of visitors handbags or purses also - usually the first thing he does.  Whats in here?  :)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: catwoods on November 26, 2013, 03:22:05 PM
 ;D ;D ;D Sash is definitely intent on something!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Sandi K on November 27, 2013, 01:27:16 PM
Sash has places to go, people to see, things to get into...he's one busy guy!  :D  So glad to see you Steve, please stick around, we missed you!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on April 09, 2014, 07:08:34 PM
Spring  ;D

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/0044_zps7efc555f.jpg)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: August on April 09, 2014, 08:38:20 PM
 :-*  Love is in the air!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Mandycat on April 09, 2014, 10:08:46 PM
Sash is as handsome as ever!   :)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: merrihart on April 10, 2014, 03:05:16 AM
Hi Sash!  Glad to see you!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: JoMax on April 10, 2014, 04:14:46 AM
My, my!  How good he's looking  :-*


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: lesliek on April 10, 2014, 04:34:14 AM
Nice to see you ! I see Sash is hard at work looking good  :).


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: caylee on April 10, 2014, 04:38:27 AM
Steve, so good to see you and Sash! Missed both of you!

Hugs


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: catbird on April 10, 2014, 05:45:20 AM
Hi, Sash and Steve! It's good to see you. Glad the weather has gotten better so that you can use your favorite porch again!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: GKit on April 10, 2014, 10:54:28 AM
Hello, Good Looking! Bet he gets that all the time.  :D


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Meowli on April 10, 2014, 11:48:38 AM
What a handsome kitty Sash is!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Fizzy1 on April 11, 2014, 07:11:01 AM
He's gorgeous!  In a manly way, of course :D


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Sandi K on April 16, 2014, 06:13:01 AM
What a super-handsome poof ball!   :-*


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: catwoods on April 17, 2014, 02:05:01 PM
Sash is lookin' so good!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on May 15, 2014, 08:40:15 AM
That time of year again.  Naps.

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/0041_zpsfad0dd0b.jpg)

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/0052_zps450f299c.jpg)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: merrihart on May 15, 2014, 11:11:08 AM
Steve, how do you manage to keep that green carpet so clean?  Mine is full of bits and pieces of debris from the winter and fall :(  I took it up and shook it and it still didn't all come out!  *sigh*

Sash is looking lovely!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Meowli on May 15, 2014, 11:47:09 AM
Mr Handsome knows how to relax!!!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on May 15, 2014, 05:02:45 PM
Merrihart I use the vacuum cleaner on it.  Works okay if done gently.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: August on May 15, 2014, 06:19:07 PM
He's always looking so cute and fluffball-y!   :D

"Do not disturb"


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on March 23, 2015, 02:04:31 PM
Spring!

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/004.2_zpsl1yn6mwx.jpg)



Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: macush on March 23, 2015, 02:21:29 PM
Oh gosh -- it's been so long!!  Sash is as handsome as ever. ;D


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: catbird on March 23, 2015, 03:03:18 PM
Sash looks especially gorgeous with those beautiful flowers behind him! I'll bet he's glad to sniff the Great Outdoors again without getting cold.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: August on March 23, 2015, 03:14:31 PM
LOL!  That face!   :D   Especially with that pretty background!  Haha!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: caylee on March 23, 2015, 04:33:38 PM
 :-*  I want kiss that little nose of Sash's!   :-*

It's been way too long without my Sash fix! :(

Don't wait so long between pictures, OK? :D


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Mandycat on March 23, 2015, 09:48:18 PM
Sash looks great!  He is such a handsome fellow that I love seeing pictures of him.  I am really surprised, though, to see that you actually have trees in bloom!  After the harsh Winter here, there no buds to be seen yet!  The Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, DC doesn't have any cherry blossoms! 


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Meowli on March 24, 2015, 01:48:04 AM
What a handsome cat! I could just kiss that face!   :-*


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: JoMax on March 24, 2015, 07:04:38 AM
Lovely to be updated on handsome Sasha - looking as fine and fluffy as ever.

And to see blossom so full out - still a way off here.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: merrihart on March 24, 2015, 07:50:42 AM
You have flowers already!  I am soooo jealous!  Lovely Sash, you keep your dad in line now.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on March 24, 2015, 09:19:28 AM
We had a very mild winter this year. A few cold snaps but hardly any snow. 


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: lesliek on March 25, 2015, 04:35:49 AM
Sash is looking great ! Wow , flowers ! We still have snow & frost  :P.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: GKit on March 25, 2015, 07:37:28 AM
Oh, what an adorable face! Beautifully framed photo!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Sandi K on June 10, 2015, 12:25:06 PM
Awww, Ive missed seeing Sash.  What an adorable face and I still cant believe how relaxed and stretched out he gets when he's napping.  Wish I could sleep that well!   :D


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: catwoods on June 27, 2015, 01:49:40 PM
Sash having a peek inside after enjoying some springtime air!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on June 29, 2015, 08:06:14 PM
Sash has a "girlfriend" now who visits on occasion. She rolls around flirting with him but he's apparently content on playing hard to get.   :)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: merrihart on June 30, 2015, 09:31:58 AM
LOL You go, Sash!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Sandi K on July 04, 2015, 10:39:01 AM
Awww, you'll have to see if you can get a picture of when Sash's new girlfriend visits! 


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on August 24, 2015, 07:16:22 PM
Hello everyone. Sash enjoying a beautiful crisp August morning.  Crisp August mornings are rare in this part of the country but we'll take it.

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/001.1_zpswfarwws2.jpg)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: caylee on August 24, 2015, 07:51:07 PM
 ;D

Sash - handsome as ever!  :-*


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: alek0 on August 24, 2015, 08:30:17 PM
He looks great, very fluffy  ;D


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Meowli on August 25, 2015, 08:30:56 AM
Sash is such a handsome cat! I could just kiss that face!  :-*


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: catbird on August 25, 2015, 03:33:52 PM
Hey, Sash, I can relate to the "crisp" in the August mornings the past few days! You are lookin' amazing, as always!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: catwoods on August 25, 2015, 08:59:22 PM
Sash looks grand!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: GKit on August 25, 2015, 09:56:40 PM
He's so fluffy! He looks very regal in that pose.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on August 28, 2015, 05:27:34 PM
Sash got a new neighbor right next door, new playmate.  Indo, a descendent of the ferocious powder puff gene pool.

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/004.42_zpsootcraxw.jpg)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Mandycat on August 28, 2015, 10:03:23 PM
Sash has a pretty girlfriend!   :)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: August on August 29, 2015, 02:48:54 AM
Oh, what a sweet face!   :-*


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: lesliek on August 29, 2015, 05:28:55 AM
How cute ! Do they get along ?


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on August 29, 2015, 08:04:45 AM
Indo's a boy. And so far they are getting along fine.  Indo's more concerned about chasing bugs out front then Sash for the moment. 


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Mandycat on August 30, 2015, 10:11:29 PM
Oh!  I assume it was a girl when you said "powder puff gene pool"!   ::)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: catwoods on August 31, 2015, 02:32:46 PM
Indo's a handsome boy, too!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on September 23, 2015, 02:35:03 PM
Sash and Johnny

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/005_zpsrkmpbndy.jpg)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: catwoods on September 23, 2015, 02:44:33 PM
Cute picture Steve; Sash and his buddy enjoying the sunshine!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: caylee on September 23, 2015, 09:27:58 PM
 :D  :D  :D


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Meowli on September 24, 2015, 02:26:05 AM
 Love this!  ;D


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: JoMax on September 24, 2015, 03:24:11 AM
Hi Sash - you just keep on chillin' in the sun  :-* :-*


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on September 24, 2015, 11:32:38 AM
The whole crew is here today.   :)

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/001.1_zps5ix4kfku.jpg)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: caylee on September 24, 2015, 02:56:56 PM
 ;D


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: JoMax on September 25, 2015, 03:10:15 AM
So what are they looking at just out of ahot - another guest?? ;D


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: merrihart on September 25, 2015, 04:04:58 AM
That's great that there is no squabbling over territory at Sash's front door.   :)  All three are very handsome, but of course Sash is exceptionally so.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: lesliek on September 26, 2015, 05:44:35 AM
 :) they are  very handsome  bunch  !


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: GKit on September 26, 2015, 05:07:31 PM
 ;D


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: catwoods on October 11, 2015, 02:50:23 PM
They might want to come in and party with Sash!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: alek0 on October 14, 2015, 07:34:24 PM
Looks like Sash is really popular boy in the neighbourhood :) Not surprising  ;D


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on October 20, 2015, 02:20:38 PM
Sash, Johnny, and Butter

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/005_zpstpkqqvm5.jpg)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Meowli on October 21, 2015, 08:05:37 AM
 ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: caylee on October 21, 2015, 04:50:16 PM
 :D

Very cute! Thanks for posting. I need my  Sash fix.  :-*



Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on October 26, 2015, 07:22:22 PM
Introducing Bub's. One of a small feral family in our neighborhood less than a block a way who due to unfortunate circumstances was left behind.  We'll be taking care him and them.  Shelters out front. I've been going down there for a month to make sure they eat.  They finally followed me over here three nights ago.  http://vid80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/017_zpsyjc0mbbc.mp4 (http://vid80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/017_zpsyjc0mbbc.mp4)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: merrihart on October 27, 2015, 04:59:00 AM
How sweet a kitty is he!  Feral?  He doesn't seem feral, but maybe he's just used to you and Johnny there.   :-*


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Meowli on October 27, 2015, 05:26:49 AM
Sweet... ;D


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on October 27, 2015, 01:10:42 PM
These are semi feral cats who lived on the front porch of a caretaker house down the street who was there for 12 years.  They are used to people around but only trust a certain caretaker.  It's taken me several months to earn the trust of the core five family.  It also was a major cat hangout since meal time meant tons of food so Johnny and some of the other neighbor cats go there and they know the other cats.  They still hang on the porch at the empty house but know now I'm the provider.  But still aren't ready to give up the porch and their territory over there.  We are making progress though.  There are other people involved in this "rescue" also.  The real test will come this winter when the going get's tough.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: merrihart on October 28, 2015, 07:32:32 AM
Ah, of course they don't want to give up their territory!  and hopefully another cat lover moves in, but you can't assume that.   :-\

Thank you for taking up the caretaker mantel.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: catwoods on November 05, 2015, 02:21:08 PM
Good for you Steve, taking care of these lovely kitties!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on December 21, 2015, 05:03:13 PM
After a three month marathon of work we finally have the adandoned out door kitties on the other block living with us.  They have well concealed outdoor shelters as well as a partioned area of the basement with a cat door decorated with new snuggle beds

Coco and Sash
(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/002_zpsfgkf8kdb.jpg)

Sweety
(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/011.1_zpsy53wupcx.jpg)

Bubs
(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/Bubs2_zpskg8fl86f.jpg)

Cali, Sweety's sister
(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/001_zpsulxiym98.jpg)

There is also Lil Brother and Sister... pics later.



Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: caylee on December 21, 2015, 05:59:09 PM
I'm so glad! Sure they will continue to be well taken care by your loving care.  :-*


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Mandycat on December 21, 2015, 11:39:16 PM
Beautiful family!  So glad they have you to take care of them.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: lesliek on December 22, 2015, 06:26:12 AM
I am so glad to hear you convinced them your house & yard are safe !


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: merrihart on December 22, 2015, 07:46:08 AM
What a nice group of kitties.  I think Bubs is aptly named.   :D


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Meowli on December 26, 2015, 02:46:08 PM
Good looking kitties! Glad that you have them there and they feel safe! 


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: alek0 on December 29, 2015, 08:10:18 PM
Lovely cats!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: GKit on January 12, 2016, 11:42:25 PM
They look good! I am glad they are getting settled in with you.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: JoMax on January 15, 2016, 10:38:07 AM
Gorgeous kitties - good they have come to trust you and have secure places for winter.  Are they all neutered?


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: catwoods on January 23, 2016, 03:12:03 PM
What a great thing you've done for these kitties, Steve! They've allowed you to get some good pics of them too! Love the one with Sash on one side of the door and Coco on the other!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on February 19, 2016, 04:37:53 PM
Yes they are all neutered or spayed and have the left ear tipped. 


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on April 18, 2016, 06:10:23 PM
Been so busy!   :D

Coco and Cali

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/25_zpshiit7ubz.jpg)

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/29_zpsljnwqexp.jpg)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Mandycat on April 18, 2016, 09:57:03 PM
Sweethearts!   :-*   :-*


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: August on April 18, 2016, 10:08:26 PM
Oh, wow, this is so wonderful!   :-*


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on April 19, 2016, 01:09:00 AM
If raining at 4:00 PM this has to do for now till the cover is built.   :)

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/z32_zps0zvk8mo6.jpg)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Meowli on April 19, 2016, 02:13:21 AM
A fancy dinner party complete with umbrella'd table! Looking good!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: merrihart on April 19, 2016, 04:20:24 AM
That's awesome, Steve!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: lesliek on April 19, 2016, 05:19:59 AM
Really good idea !


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: JoMax on April 19, 2016, 09:48:27 AM
Love the al fresco dining setup.  Gorgeous kitties, so good they are cared for Steve.  Didnt realise there were that many tho... :D


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on April 19, 2016, 02:39:10 PM
Our place is now Land Of Paws. I also get Johnny and Butter who are neighbor cats. Butter is the orange kitty with the collar on the upper left. He's been friends with these cats for a few years when they used to live over on the other block.

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/002.1_zpsai9lfhsv.jpg)

Sash and Friends

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/005.1_zpsn3kczdyh.jpg)

Johnny

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/003.1_zpsyasrnohg.jpg)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: August on April 19, 2016, 03:06:09 PM
That is truly awesome!

"Sash and Friends" - according to Sash's ears, he doesn't approve.   :D


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: JoMax on April 20, 2016, 02:01:26 AM
Awww - they all look quite harmonious.  Better than my 4 who have lived together for ages and have home & security!

And Johnny - what a cutie xx


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: merrihart on April 20, 2016, 03:36:23 AM
  :D  The stare down!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: lesliek on April 20, 2016, 03:58:06 PM
They are all looking good !


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Mandycat on April 20, 2016, 07:46:13 PM
Very handsome and healthy looking crew there, Steve!   :)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: GKit on April 24, 2016, 11:24:12 AM
Everyone looks great! It's funny how the neighbor's cats also come to party.  ;D


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: catwoods on August 01, 2016, 07:13:34 PM
Good for you, taking care of these cats, Steve! They look great lounging around.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on December 19, 2016, 03:42:05 PM
Happy Holidays Everyone.  Things are going fine!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Mandycat on December 19, 2016, 05:25:29 PM
Happy Holidays to you, Steve.  Hope all the kitties are well!   :)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: lesliek on December 20, 2016, 06:59:26 AM
Happy Holidays !


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: GKit on December 21, 2016, 10:58:00 AM
Happy Holidays!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: alek0 on December 21, 2016, 10:20:53 PM
Happy Holidays!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: catwoods on December 26, 2016, 02:46:15 PM
Happy Holidays, Steve!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on May 15, 2017, 07:07:56 AM
It's May   :)


(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/004.1_zpsuerrfdz6.jpg)

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/4_zps09bbqnsw.jpg)

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/z83_zpsivwm8mdn.jpg)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Mandycat on May 15, 2017, 08:25:37 PM
Handsome family of cats you have there, Steve!  Thanks for sharing the pics!   :)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: merrihart on May 16, 2017, 03:21:51 AM
Gorgeous kitties!  I love the cuddle shot.


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: lesliek on May 16, 2017, 04:26:44 AM
They are all looking really good !


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: JustMe on May 17, 2017, 11:55:55 AM
Great pictures of your kitties, Steve   :)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: August on May 20, 2017, 11:07:56 PM
Everyone's so chill.   :)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: catwoods on June 20, 2017, 04:39:29 PM
Such nice and peaceful portraits of the kitties, Steve! A real pleasure to view them!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on August 11, 2017, 07:15:16 PM
Well looks like Photo Bucket wants $39.00 a month just to share!   :-\ 

Till I figure things out here is the library.  http://s80.photobucket.com/user/aprilette/library/ (http://s80.photobucket.com/user/aprilette/library/)


It's May   :)


(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/004.1_zpsuerrfdz6.jpg)

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/4_zps09bbqnsw.jpg)

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j161/aprilette/z83_zpsivwm8mdn.jpg)


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: lesliek on August 12, 2017, 07:01:32 PM
I think you can imagine what I am thinking you should tell them to go do ! Need a screw emogi !


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: merrihart on August 14, 2017, 03:27:41 AM
grrrr.  I'm sorry, but the way digital content is handled as an industry just pisses me off.   >:(


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: Steve on August 27, 2018, 11:29:39 AM
 ???  Am I seeing things are all the pictures really back?  Anyway love to all and Sash and everyone is doing great!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: lesliek on August 28, 2018, 05:55:38 AM
Good to hear from you Steve !


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: merrihart on August 31, 2018, 05:16:37 AM
I can see your pictures!  yay!


Title: Re: Oh My
Post by: catwoods on July 17, 2019, 02:45:47 PM
I'm glad I can see your pictures again, Steve!