Saturday, July 20, 2013

Brooch's Gotchya Day!

It's my first Gotchya Day!!

On July 20, 2012 the Mommies brought me home from an awful home where we discovered I was 10 weeks old (looked 5 weeks) I only weighed a little over a pound!  And my cat mother's family were feeding me adult food (suspected possibility of dog food too). It took awhile for my little GI track to get straightened out with Mommies' TLC and proper nutrition.  My birthday is actually May 14, 2012.

See my kitten pictures...

I now am over a year and about 9 pounds -- I am still petite, but that is also due to the Russian Blue heritage.

Not that we can forget how I currently look.... but here we go....


May the catnip always be plentiful and the string never fray,
~ Brooch Czarina

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Happy Gotchya Day - Book

My Big Brother, Book was Gotchya'd 9 days before me.

He was originally named "Fessy" (yuck) then the Mommies renamed him "Dasvidaniya" (transliterated Russian for "until we meet again"  daa-svee-daan-eeyaa) then they thought they were not going to be able to keep him, then decided that "Yes...Yes we can... we can make it through this." and re-renamed him "Book" so that his fresh start would have no bad connotations; coincidentally the same day they got me!

They chose to use date they got him minus 3 years cuz owner didn't know real date.  He had been in 5 previous homes.AND he was only 3 years old! :-(

The Mommies found him, like they found me... via Craigslist. As you just read, the Mommies had some rocky times for those 9 days -- but when he saw me, he saw a cute kitten to father/brother over!!  I helped him to start on the path of the Less Skitterish. 

If you want to learn a little more about Book, read here.

And a current picture of my dear ol' brother...

May the catnip always be plentiful and the string never fray,
~ Brooch Czarina

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Wordless Wednesday

5 seconds on the bed ... MINE!

May the catnip always be plentiful and the string never fray,
~ Brooch Czarina

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Update: Prozac and Me

Greetings all

The Prozac thing has come to an end. Although I thought they were tasty, I agree with The Mommies that the effects were not very good.

We have come to the conclusion that I am just a talkative cat -- in a different way than either Mommi/y ever had to deal with with a previous brother/sister.

Doctor Rich and Doctor Mary both hate to put cats on Prozac for the very reason we all hated it. They have a kitty that needs to be on it as it actually helps that kitty's Big Issue, although the Prozac makes him more affectionate and less nervous so he doesn't just pee on everything.

Before Prozac I was fearless and graceful and affectionate to the point of laying on one of the Mommies, and yes annoying....

During Prozac I was skitterish (common side effect) and not-so-graceful, and not nearly as affectionate (which made the Mommies sad -- but I didn't mean to, I just wasn't "feeling it") and annoying in a not so enjoyable way.

Post Prozac -- I am regaining my fearlessness -- Mommi commented the other day as she shook out a trash bag that I did not get all skitterish and run off! Yes point to Brooch!!!  I am regaining my gracefullness -- one cannot be prideful in their cathood without grace... and I am back to being affectionate -- sometimes to a needy degree, but the Mommies are happy that they have the affection back... my annoying self is back to an enjoyable degree -- I still cry out ... but the Mommies are trying to treat it with conversation rather than to tell me to shush.

The Mommies have taken many pictures and I've got something big that is new I want to share ... but since Mommi has to be home to have her computer open for me to work... sigh.... and she gets busy sometimes ... sigh.... what is ....sigh... a kitty to do?? ...le sigh....  (I am hoping if I "sigh" enough that Mommi might let me post regular again -- I mouse you all!!)

May the catnip always be plentiful and the string never fray,
~ Brooch Czarina