Monday, November 16, 2009


I had a pile of nicely stacked coupons on the floor from last Sunday's newspaper and little Miss V couldn't fight off the temptation.  She rolled and played in them until she became discounted herself.  She's so goofy!

(The photo was taken with an iPhone, so I apologize about the poor photo quality.)

Miss V is doing good and we're using a pheromone diffuser in her room to try to get her to chill out around her little sisters.  We've painted her room and she was intrigued by the furniture movement and fascinating new things I brought into the house to paint. 

She continues to burrow into blankets for naps.  Several times I've done a full house searches recently.  Finally I would go back into her room, nudget the blanket with my finger and finally hear a protesting meow.  She was curled into an impossibly tiny Vante-ball  underneath her favorite blanket every time.  Melting her momma's heart. 

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Vante gets some Bling!

As you all know several weeks ago Vante officially became part of our family.  Well, that same day I ordered her new necklace (collar) and tags.  When we left Best Friends Mike put a pink collar on Vante, so I decided to stick with pink for her.  I had her name and our phone number embroidered onto her collar and all the pertinent information put on her matching pink tag.  Here is Vante modeling her newest jewelry. 

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

My Quilting Apprentice

I laid out one of my newest quilts on the floor to take photos and within moments my quilting apprentice was inspecting my work.  She is such a ham, I never was able to get a good photo of just the quilt.  She just had to be in every photo. 

Monday, November 2, 2009

She's a burrower!

Vante is thriving with all the attention and TLC my husband and I adorn upon her.  In the past several days she has taken to burrowing underneath the blanket that I always seem to have over my legs and feet.  Her whiskers tickle my feet so it's a challenge to keep still but usually she just snuggles up next to my ankles and takes a cat-nap.

Off topic but neat nonetheless
While catching up on the news I read about this huge indoor dog park in Houston.  It's 50,000 square feet of indoor theme park with outdoor area too because it sits on 6.5 acres of woods.  There is a pet supply center, cafĂ©, grooming, daycare and overlooking lounge areas.  Dogs must meet socialization criteria, be in good health and up to date on shots.  One thing I don't approve of is their breed ban policy.  They site that they don't allow Pit Bulls or Pit Bull mixes in the off-leash play areas due to insurance reasons.  That is truly unfortunate and other than that I think it's great.  We need something like that in Las Vegas!
Here is the link: Unleashed Dog Park

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Let's Celebrate!

Vante, Amelia & Callie Mae all had a Happy Halloween safely locked away in our bedrooms.  I hope you and your four-legged friends had a safe and happy Halloween too.

November and the holiday season is upon us, but there are always lots of weird holidays and celebrations. I always found them fun and kinda silly but each has their own reason.  In particular I enjoy the animal holidays, and since you're reading this blog, I'm sure you do too.  So here they are in chronological order for November.

November is Adopt a Senior Pet Month
National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week - first week in Nov.

National Cat Week - first week in Nov.
Hug a Bear Day - Nov. 7

I find the Hug a Bear Day to be somewhat disturbing.  I truly hope their talking about teddy bears, but I have a feeling they aren't.  Call me a chicken, but I won't be participating in that holiday.