Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Stare Down - Who Will Win?

Ready, set, go...
BOOM!
It's a draw.

Hope you enjoy your Tortie Tuesday!
Isabella

Monday, July 8, 2019

Sharing?

Hey, Bella. Will you share MY pillow with me?
See, we're barely touching. Isn't this nice?
HISSSSSSS!
Uh, okay, maybe not.
*sigh*

Hope you share in some happiness today!
Lexi

Friday, June 21, 2019

Happy Summer!

We've been practicing our lazy summer days for awhile now...
Notice we aren't cooperating by looking at the camera? We don't have to because we now have a ham of a sister who does what she's told...
She's weird.

Seven years ago tomorrow, June 22nd, our sister Sadie went to the rainbow bridge. In honor of her, we hope you take time for a Sadieday stroll...

Hope your summer is off to a great start!
Isabella and Angel

Thursday, June 13, 2019

An Update - Finally!

Sorry for the delay in letting everyone know how Lexi's spay surgery went on Monday. The surgery itself went well but she's been having issues pertaining to the medications since Tuesday. She was sent home with gabapentin for pain and a combo pain/anti-inflammatory pill vetprofin. Well, beginning on Tuesday she's really antsy, pants heavily and would cry - all of which are not like her at all. I kept her company while she was going through all that...
Yesterday Daddy called the vet and was told it was probably the gabapentin causing her reaction so she didn't get that medication last night. Instead they prescribed her trazodone which was supposed to calm her so she could sleep. Well, it didn't work. None of us slept past 1:30 this morning when she was moaning and really uncomfortable which for a dog means she was making soft growling and even crying sounds. Daddy brought her downstairs to her thick, comfy bed to get her to rest and she did do better down there...
We both stayed awake with Mommy until she got up at 4:20 to get ready for boot camp. I help her get ready every day so it was normal routine for me...
But Isabella was up and that is completely not normal....
So far today Lexi's been everything from restless to panting heavily to crazypants when our Chewy order came to even sleeping. She only got the vetprofen this morning and not the other two medications since they clearly are not good for her. We plan on napping today since our days and nights are turned around. Hopefully Lexi has turned the corner and will get better soon. 

Hope all is well in your neck of the woods!
Angel

Monday, June 10, 2019

Crossed Paws Please

Today is Lexi's spay day so we'd like to request positive thoughts and crossed paws for her...
We're pretty nervous for her. Even though she's a pain in a patooty, she's kinda grown on us...
We appreciate your good thoughts today. Thank you!

UPDATE: Lexi got home at 4pm and is loopy but doing well. She's resting and hopefully will continue to do so throughout the night. She's been sniffed but not hissed at so, yes, that means we're glad she's home. Thanks for the purrs and prayers!

Hope you have a good day!
Angel and Isabella

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Weekend Wrap Up

We hope you had a nice weekend. Here in the USA it was Memorial Day weekend which is when we remember those who have fought and died for our country. We're thankful for all who serve and protect our country...
We've been quiet around here because we've just been enjoying some time off. We're also enjoying spring...
And cuddles in sunpuddles...
And Mommy enjoyed her happy place with a friend...
We're kinda short on mojo around here but hopefully we'll find it soon. If you have any ideas on how to find it, let us know! We'll keep looking for it though.

Hope you enjoy your day!
Lexi, Angel and Isabella

Friday, May 17, 2019

Happy 1st Birthday Lexi!

Today is Lexi's 1st birthday! She may look all grown up...
But she's really a bigger version of herself as a  puppy...
She enjoys every day so we hope you do too!

Happy Birthday, Lexi!

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Nosy. Again.

Now that somemommy has time on her hands, she's been getting things done that she's put off for years like cleaning out closets. Being the worker kitties we are, we are helping...
I know I make it look easy but holding down boxes is a tough job...
What are you doing here, chica?
Oh my Cod! Lexi, you are such a pain in the butt!
Her nose never stops. It's always in our business. She turns one tomorrow but we've given up hope that she'll magically be less puppyish. *sigh* Anyway, somemommy appreciated our help and now has a clean and organized closet!

Hope you have a great day!
Angel

Friday, May 10, 2019

Finally Friday

It's been hot here so we've been hanging out, chillin'...
Oh Cod. What's she doing here?
Angel, you know she's nosy...
Ya think? *sigh*

Lexi leaves us alone most of the time but she still can't help herself. She turns one in a week. We're hoping she magically grows up but we won't hold our breath.

Hope you have a great weekend!
Isabella and Angel

Monday, May 6, 2019

Field Trip

Hope you had a great weekend! We had sunpuddles and open windows which meant lots of naps but I wanted to tell you about a big day I had last week. Since I was a little puppy, I've gotten car sick which limits where I can go. One of the places I do have to go to is the vet, of course, and during a recent visit he told my peeps to give me meclizine to keep me from getting sick. So that's what happened last week...
I made it all the way to the coast for the very first time! It was so exciting it was almost impossible for me to sit and listen to Daddy's rules...
But once he was done, I got to run around off leash smelling all the smells I've never smelled before!
I got my feets wet in the ocean, chased birds as well as Daddy and had a whale of a time! (Get it, whale? At the coast? BOL!)
By the time we had to go, I left my pawprints all over the beach...
It was so much fun! I can see why it's Mommy's happy place! The meclizine worked but came up a bit short. I got sick 10 minutes from home. I was okay after that and I slept really good that night too. It might not have ended as we hoped but I still enjoyed the field trip!

Happy Monday to you!
Lexi

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Thankful Thursday

We're still adjusting our routine after tax season. It takes a lot of practice to get our new normal just right...
We do have something to be thankful for. Isabella was re-tested for her hyperthyroidism after being on meds for 50 days and her results were fabulous! She went from 3.4 (4 is the upper limit) to 1.2! I won't be tested for several months since I'm no longer on meds for my hyperthyroidism because I'm allergic to them. I am finally no longer itchy all the time and for that I'm thankful. We're both thankful there is no room in this chair for Lexi...
The biggest thing we're thankful for is that we just endured our last tax season! Yep, we're officially retired as CPA Cats! After 20 tax seasons, Mommy's body just can't handle sitting for so many hours for so many days. She's also worked really hard to become healthy and lose quite a bit of weight the past 1.5 years so sitting for 25% of the year is counterproductive to that. It was just time for her to retire. Plus she's been saying to the Universe for the past five years that she wanted to retire at 50 so that's what she did! We're all happy and looking forward to not being stuck in the office next year and for whatever the future may bring!

What are you thankful for today?

Hope you have a great day!
Angel

Monday, April 15, 2019

April 15th Finally!

Boy are we glad today is finally here! We made it to tax day and only have one more return to do - Mommy and Daddy's tax return! They're going to owe this year so she doesn't want to do it. It's a good thing we're on the job though! Anyway, since the last time we posted, we've had quite a bit happen. First of all, let me update you on what's been going on with me... 
Turns out I'm allergic to the pills for hyperthyroidism too. My head was all itchy but not as bad as it was on the transdermal stuff. I scratched myself so bad that I had open sores for about a week but it's healed up and just a few little scabs remain. The vet says that I'm not a candidate for the radioactive iodine therapy because although my kidney levels are normal, they're on the high end of normal and something about iodine therapy would mean that if I developed kidney issues in the future, it wouldn't be treatable. So, I'm not on any treatment right now and I'll be tested every 6 months to check my levels and weigh options if anything changes. This news stressed Mommy out but she knows I can't tolerate the medication and she doesn't want to do anything to risk kidney issues in the future.

Isabella is doing fine on the meds, is hungry all the time (like normal) and sleeps a lot (like normal) so she's, well, normal...
Lexi is doing fine too. She's still crazypants but there are finally more moments of calmness than there used to be. Now that she's 11 months old, she sleeps a lot more which is a good thing...
Anyway, that's a bit of what's been going on here. We'll be back to regular visits now that we're not buried in tax returns. Thank you for being patient with us! We can't wait to catch up again!

We hope you have a great Tax Day!
Angel

Monday, April 1, 2019

Almost Done!

Phew! We've been MIA for quite awhile! This tax season has been been one of the worst we've ever worked through because of new tax laws coupled with new software. Oh, and a puppy...
Lexi tolerates taxes when she's sleeping but when she's awake, she has ants in her pants! She's still leashed to the desk most days because she's stealthy and leaves the room when we're sleeping working and gets into things she's not supposed to like our foods. Mommy isn't too keen on her looking out the sliding glass door in the bedroom and barking at the neighbor either. The neighbor doesn't hear her but we all have to be peeled from the ceiling. Anyway, she gets better every day but we're all glad when Daddy comes home and puppy sits so we can get the warm spot work done...
One last update on us. We're both on the same meds for hyperthyroidism but Angel was on the transdermal kind. Well, she had a really bad reaction that caused her to scratch her head so bad it was bright pink and covered with open sores. The vet said to stop the meds for a week to see if she gets better and then give it to her again to see if it's really the meds causing it. Since nothing else had changed, there's no way Mommy is going to experiment on her and possibly cause it to happen again so Angel will be getting the same pills as me. We get them in pill pockets because it's easy for me to swallow half of a pill pocket since I have no teeth. Angel turns into the Tasmanian devil when given a pill but she doesn't know it's in a pill pocket. Hopefully this continues to work for my little sisfur. Anyway, that's a quick update on us. Only two more weeks for the end of tax season so please be patient with us!

Hope all is going well with you! 
Isabella

Monday, March 18, 2019

One Month to Go

We know we've been quiet and not visiting much so we wanted to let everyone know that all is well here. We actually enjoyed a weekend away from tax returns with open windows and sunpuddles...
Mommy thinks I'm so cute with the sun lighting up my ears and I have to admit, she's right. Anyway, the countdown is on for tax season to end so we can resume our normal schedule of napping and playing instead of working. We're sorry to be scarce but the end is in sight.

We hope all is well with you!

Enjoy your day!
Angel

Friday, March 8, 2019

This Is Us This Week

We've been kind of quiet around here since 'tis the season of taxes. Don't worry, we take time off to watch snowflakes...
We've also been quiet since we've all had to go to the vet for our check ups. I had a follow up blood test after the one I got for my dental last fall showed I was close to having hypothyroidism. Well, now I do have it. Since I turn into the Tasmanian devil when given a pill, I have to have stuffs put on my ear every day forever. Because this isn't as easy to regulate as a pill, I'll be tested more often to see how I'm doing. 

Isabella's exam showed that she's dropped in weight from 14.75 lbs to the same size as me - 11.2 lbs. Turns out she's hyperthyroid too! None of us would've thunk it! She'll get pills every day forever since she has no teeth but she'll swallow it in half a pill pocket. A whole pill pocket is too big to swallow. Other than us both being hyperthyroid and Isabella having asthma, our tests showed we're healthy and doing well as senior kitties! 

As for Lexi, her exam was fine. She's 57 lbs and just plain hyper. She'll be spayed soon but the vet suggested she go through a heat cycle first. Oh joy. He said that waiting decreases hip and joint problems, however, it also increases her chance of cancer from 1% to 5%. Since the hip issues are more likely, she'll probably have to wait. Whenever it's done we're all hoping it calms her down. She's been in obedience school for five weeks and will officially flunk out at her final class next week. That is if Daddy takes her. It's not that she's a dumb dog like Bella and I think she is, because actually she's super smart. It's because she's too friendly and wants to play with the other dogs and their peeps. She listens to Daddy as long as he has treats but she knows when he runs out so does the doggy version of  "lalalalala, I can't hear you!" Let's just say, she better be glad there's a room full of witnesses! Anyway, she's a pawful in public and we're hoping she grows out of it. Soon.

That's the update on what's going on around here. What's new with you?

Hope you enjoy your weekend!
Angel

Monday, March 4, 2019

Weekend Wrap Up

Hey, Angel, whatcha doin'?
What's it look like I'm doing, chica? I'm enjoying a sunpuddle, window whiffs and some Birdie TV...
That's kinda boring. I'm more interested in your floofy belly...
I know it took you six months to let me get near you but I'm glad you finally did...
Yeah, well, it appears you're here to stay so if you can't beat 'em, join 'em.

How was your weekend?

Happy first week of March!
Lexi and Angel

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Thursday Treat #ChewyInfluencer

Today is a day filled with treats. First, we've had a couple of days off of taxes because Mommy has been in Portland with friends. Secondly, I get to review some Natural Balance L.I.D. Limited Ingredients Diets Chewy Bits Duck Formula Grain Free Dog Treats for the nice folks at Chewy.com. And finally, you get to see my cute face...
Well, that is until I perform the all important smell test where I put my snooter in the bag...
These soft, chewy treats have real duck as the #1 ingredient and two primary sources of carbohydrates so they're good for dogs on a limited ingredient diet. They are 100% free of fillers, grains, potatoes and chicken for dogs with food sensitivities and contain no artificial colors or flavors. Natural Balance L.I.D. Duck Formula Dog Treats are perfect for dogs from puppies to adults. After all that, all I know is that not only do they smell good, they look good too...
Let's go for the final test, the taste test...
The verdict is, they're very tasty so I give them four paws up! Mommy puts them inside some treat-holding toys to keep me busy so I can enjoy them longer. I've asked her to order more from Chewy.com in the future! If you're in need of treats, food, toys, anything pet related, be sure to check out Chewy.com. You won't be disappointed!
Disclaimer: Chewy.com sent me a bag of Natural Balance L.I.D. Duck Formula Dog Treats free in exchange for my honest review. This did not influence my opinion at all because when I don't like something, I won't eat it no matter what. It's my puppy prerogative. 

What's your favorite treat?

Hope you enjoyed seeing me!
Lexi