Sunday, December 8, 2013

Easy like Sunday

 Spyro:  I am wearing my new harness.  Isn't it jazzy?  I can hardly wait for spring so I can try it out outside.  The photo is blurry because I started to jump down just as Mom took the picture and I think she tried to follow my movement with the camera, because even the doorknob is blurry.

Karen Jo:  I like the design of it because it wraps around his body.  The D-ring is at the very back and I hope the stitching holds when Spyro pulls on it because he is very strong.  I got it from Nip and Bones.
 Oja: All of us are just lazing around today, trying to keep warm.  The sun is out, but the wind is howling.  I am in my warm hidey-hole, lying partly on the heat vent.  Rocio was lying on the floor under the blue blankie that you can see in his picture when I started to head over here.  I walked very slowly and cautiously because Rocio was so close to where I wanted to go.  I stopped on the way and approached Rocio close enough to take a sniff, then made myself very comfy back here.

Karen Jo:  I was watching in case any ruckus started.  Horus was up on the sewing machine cabinet, very alert, watching Rocio for any sign of aggression against Oja.  Rocio just lay still and I am glad that Oja took a sniff of him.  That is her first step in making friends, sniffing without hissing afterward.
 Rocio:  I am glad that Oja didn't start anything with me.  Horus would have blamed me for it.  I moved up here after Oja got settled in, so I would be more out of her way.  It's also more comfy up here on the soft knit stuff.
 Bambino:  Mom has this collection of fleece throws that she keeps on the couch in the living room.  I just love napping on them.  They are soft and warm.
Horus:  I know that the best way to keep warm is to find a sun puddle and I found a great one.  I love to nap up here on this big pillow.  If any of Mom's papers get in my way, I just shove them off on the floor.  I was really watching Rocio when Oja was close to him.  Any move from him and I would have pounced him good.  Oja is my friend and I won't tolerate any cat messing with her.

Karen Jo:  Thank you for all the kind words about missing me and the cats and about depression.  It did sneak up on my because I never felt really bad.  I just felt as if my emotions were stuck in neutral and I would snap out of it in time.  When I got really sick of it, I asked my doctor about it and I'm glad that I did.  I am not exactly walking around full of the joy of living, but it is much easier to make myself get my work done and things like blogging seem interesting again.


The Devil Dog said...

Karen, I got hit with post partum after PlusOne was born. I remember thinking that I could beat it, after all I was a college educated strong woman. HAH! I remember walking around trying to hold all my feelings in, instead of bleeding out everywhere. Lots of hugs and kisses and pug snorts to you. Lucky will come visit. She has trouble walking, but she still snuggles with the best of them.

mom, roxy & lucky

Summer at said...

I'm glad Rocio didn't give Oja any problems! Sometimes we don't get along here either! But you probably figured that out.

GLOGIRLY said...

That is a COOL harness!
I'm always keeping an eye out for these since Waffles has been going on outings!

(((purrs))) to you, Karen Jo.
And hugs too,

meowmeowmans said...

We think that harness is awesome -- it looks great AND it sounds like it is really secure.

All the pictures are terrific, but we have to say the sunpuddle one with Horus is the best, because we LOVE sunpuddles. :)

Big hugs, dear ones.

Angel Prancer Pie said...

Good to see you back!

Looks like you kittehz are learning to get along. We only can hope Precious and Princeton will someday tolerate each other as well...

Happy Monday!

Unknown said...

looks like everyone is busy napping away~

Katnip Lounge said...

We are mighty jealous of that fleece blanket mountain!

AnnStaub said...

Nice to meet you bunch of kitties :) You're all very cute and seem like a fun bunch there. I read back to your other post and just wanted to say welcome back! Even though I think this is my first visit. I started blogging when I was depressed and it really helped me a lot.

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Marley, and Laz) said...

Spyro, anny harness ya like is a good one. We cant wait to see how ya like getting outside. We sure do.

Katie Isabella said...

Oh, I would LOVE to join you on a fleece mountain on the couch! LOVE seeing you all. By the way, mommy said she misses Herman. A lot.

Fuzzy Tales said...

It's lovely to see you all back again, and we're glad Karen Jo realized what was happening and talked to her doctor. Lots of hugs and kitty kisses from us!

(We only blog once in a while now! LOL.)

Vanessa Morgan said...

Sun puddles are the answer to everything. Have a lovely week.

Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty said...

That harness looks great and you all look nice and comfy in the photos :)

Timmy Tomcat said...

That is a nice harness. Dad got Rumpy one like that because he tried to back out of the regular one.

We are presenting you and award on Friday so please stop by

Anonymous said...

Oh Miss Karen Jo...we did not know you had been hit by the depression bug. Mom Linda sends her warmest hugs..she has had clinical depression most of her life...and manages it very well with a small daily dose of med. We are right here anytime you wanna talk. And the kitties are looking very fine. I have a foster to adopt sisfur...I am terrified of her and hiss, growl anytime she comes near me...and I yowl like a feral when she jumps at me or chases me...I run from her. Mom and Dad really want to keep Sage, but not if it means I change back to my old ways of hiding all the time. So far I am not doing that...but I don't come down to play as much with MOm as I did...I am afraid Sage will be out...sigh...Dad really loves her and she follows him around like a woofie. SHe has been here 7 weeks so far

Jans Funny Farm said...

We are glad you are feeling better, Karen Jo. it's no fun to be depressed!

We had a scare since Jose's name wasn't on your card but you had a new one, Horus. We searched your archives and discovered you changed Jose's name. Whew! Nothing bad happened to him. Can you tell we are Waaaaaaay behind on news?

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Unknown said...

Thanks, KarenJo and Spyro, for stopping by our blog. Looks like we weren't the only ones on hiatus.
Glad to hear you're feeling better, and back to blogging, as well.
May 2014 be a far better year!

Cheers, hugs, and purrs from the Talk With The Paws crew.