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

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Two for Tuesday #ChewyInfluencer

It's time for our monthly review for the fabulous folks at Chewy.com. We were asked our opinion of Weruva Cats in the Kitchen Goldie Lox and the 3 Fares Variety Pack Grain Free Canned Cat Food. That name is a mouthful! Let's see how it tastes...
It's hard to concentrate because I feel like I'm being watched...
Maybe if I ignore her she'll go away...
Uh, guess not...
Okay, back to business. Weruva Cats in the Kitchen Grain Free Canned Cat Food is like people food for pets because it's made with the best ingredients that are high in protein and low in carbs. There's no grains, gluten, GMO ingredients, potatoes, MSG or carrageenan. It's real, deboned meat in yummy gravy...
Mommy was concerned about Isabella being able to eat it because she has no teeth but the meat is small and soft enough that she can enjoy it too...
So, our review is mixed. Out of the four varieties, our favorite is Goldie Lox Chicken & Salmon Au Jus, We also like Funk in the Trunk Chicken in Pumpkin Consomme and Chicken Frick 'A Zee Chicken Recipe Au Jus. Neither one of us like Double Dip Chicken & Beef Recipe Au Jus. It's just, uh, icky. Three out of four ain't bad I guess!

Much thanks to Chewy.com for letting us review this food! It's something we probably wouldn't have tried but now will certainly buy in the future. Chewy.com has many choices so if you haven't checked them out yet, be sure to do so! They have incredible customer service and quick delivery that's free for orders over $49!
Disclaimer: Chewy.com sent us a case of Weruva Cats in the Kitchen Goldie Lox and the 3 Fares Variety Pack for free in exchange for our honest review. As you can tell this didn't influence our opinion since we didn't like one of the flavors and we're not gonna lie about it either. 

Have you tried anything new from Chewy.com lately?

We hope you enjoy something tasty today!
Angel

Monday, February 25, 2019

Weekend Wrap Up

Winter weekends here are dreary and wet but that doesn't stop me from wanting window whiffs...
I'm still not happy that Lexi is here but I don't let her stop me from coming downstairs anymore. After all, this was my house first! To show her who's boss, I even help myself to her water...
It's funny to watch her try to figure out why my smells are on her bowls! MOL! Anyway, I also helped Mommy work on tax returns so to cap off the winter weekend, I cuddled with the resident cuddling professional...
Today it's back to work since taxes are never ending. It's a tough job being a CPA Cat but somekitty's got to do it.

How was your weekend?

Happy last week of February!
Angel

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Happy Valentines Day!

Happy Valentines Day! Today is our mommy's favorite holiday since she loves love and anything with hearts on it. Since it's Lexi's first Valentines Day, she got Mommy a present. It's a pottery pooch...
She's the only one who got Mommy a present because puppy dog eyes only go so far...
See what I mean...
Anyway, Mommy loves it and Isabella loves the tishoo it came wrapped in...
Hope you have lots to love today too!

Happy Valentines Day!

Friday, February 8, 2019

Friday Night Fun?

Lexi, stop staring at me...
Lexi, stop sniffing me...
Lexi! I said stop it!
Do I look like I'm joking, chica?
Didn't think so...
Somepuppy is persistent but thank Cod she's smart enough to know when to leave us alone. Usually.

Hope you have fun this weekend!
Angel