Saturday, September 26, 2009

Vante's Photo Diary

Vante is taking over the blog tonight and wanted to show you a quick cameo of her evening.  All these photos were taken within about three minutes.  It's no wonder that Vante had a postcard of "The 4 faces of Vante," she has a very expressive face.  Enjoy!

"Hi Mom!"

"Let me nap for 5 more minutes... k?"

"OK, I'm up.  What is up with the camera and the flash?  I don't appreciate it - I mean, seriously, I just woke up."

"Hey Paparazzi!  I'm trying to eat here."

"If looks could kill you would be pushing up daisies woman."

"This food is delicious.  Thanks for the noms."

**We have tons of photos of Vante but have yet to capture one of her Grumpy Old Lady face, and believe me, she definitely has one.  It makes me laugh every time I see it and unfortunately I never have a camera handy.  I'll share it with you as soon as I'm lucky enough to capture it.**

Monday, September 21, 2009

Vante's been busy

Followers, thanks for your patience.  I just finished up seven days of Air Force Reserve duty in California and wasn't able to keep up with my blog.  Don't fret though, my husband was taking good care of Vante.  (I missed her last week.)  So... on with the show and let's play a quick game of catch up.

Two weeks ago we had 4 adults, two children (5 and 2) and two Chinese Crested puppies join our household for the week.  Vante was moved from the guest room to the office and adjusted well.  When everybody was at the house it was wonderful chaos.  Vante didn't care for the puppies but she loved the attention and did great with the children.  Here's a photo of my 5-year-old niece playing with her.

Last week Vanted moved back into the guest room, she was constantly running in there anyway.

I was exhausted from my reserve duty and driving back from California late last night, so Vante and I took a nap together.  She curled up against my tummy - melting my heart.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Plays well with Children

We've had lots of family visiting this week, to include a 5-year-old and a 2-year-old.  Vante has been extremely good with them.  (I do want to say that they are very pet-friendly children and savvy.  Their mom is a vet, so that had a lot to do with it.)  I do want to give credit where credit is due. 

Vante let them pet, brush and play with her.  She was very patient and well-mannered.  At one point Vante was walking through the house and the 2-year-old would follow her and almost continuously pet her.  Vante didn't seem to mind.  I'm very, very proud of her.  I'll post photos shortly, thanks for your patience.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Exploring the Backyard

As summer begins to think about turning into fall the mornings have been nice and cool here in Las Vegas.  So I bought Vante her own harness and leash.  We've gone into the backyard twice now and she has really enjoyed it.  I'll write more later, but she doesn't mind the harness and loves the wind in her whiskers.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Kitteh on the Keyboard

Vante has come so far.  She's no longer afraid of carpet, fans or the garbage disposal.  All three of those once sent her running for cover.  The carpet had her hiding in the bathtub for a few days, poor thing.  She still doesn't like the coffee bean grinder, but I don't even like that sound - it's hideous, but I must have my coffee.

She's sweetly unbearable when I'm computing.  Oftentimes she adds her own thoughts and ideas to my writing; meaning that she walks all over the keyboard.  She opens screens, closes them, she has taught me what the F11 key does and that you have to hit it again to get access to all the necessary options to do anything online.  She's taught me many things.

If you'll look above, she's helping me with her blog.  Her grumpy face is due to the flash... or maybe she doesn't approve of my latest posting and 2222222222222222222222222555555555

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Shoulder Kitty

Vante is my little purr monster, but she's my husband's shoulder kitty. She refuses to climb on my shoulders but the second he's around she's on his shoulders like a mouse on cheese, or a cat on milk, which she adores. She even likes it mixed with Slim Fast, or in coffee, cereal or straight up. She's not too picky.

As for happenings in the past two weeks I've postponed posting this because it isn't good news, but she has peed on the bed numerous times. It just came to my attention last week - before I left for work. I had to throw the sheets in the laundry (I was late to work) and that night I had to wash the mattress cover, which thankfully did the job it was bought to do and protected the mattress.

Fallout: we're keeping the three girls separated more. When they're all out and about we keep a much closer eye on them. Trying to prevent Amelia from even getting in the doorway to Vante's room. We used our home carpet shampooer to clean the carpets to try to remove any smell or chance she relieved herself on the carpet. (We have company with small children coming next week to visit.)

I still adore Vante, she's my purr monster, and Steve's shoulder kitty.