Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Simba Blue 3/20/2000 to 4/11/18

Hi pals,  Mei-Ling and Jade here,

Early this morning, before the sun woke up, daddy put our kitty brother Simba Blue in a carrier and took him to the vet.  Simba had just turned 18, but has been in kidney failure for well over one year.  He was on prescription medication but that was not a cure, instead, it allowed him to live a little longer.  Momma had been after daddy to let her take Simba back to the vet, but daddy insisted it wasn't time yet, even after Simba had jumped up on daddy's bed and pooped right in the center, then proceeded to clean himself off, like nothing had happened - LOL.  As time went on, Simba hardly ate anything, but spent an enormous energy gulping down water.  Poor Simba walked slowly and slept most of the time.  He wouldn't even run anymore when Jade and I tried to chase him.  Momma and daddy would tell us to leave Simba alone, but we just couldn't help ourselves, and would always invite him to play with us anyways.

As daddy and Simba were heading down our driveway this morning, momma got up and dumped the kitty sand box out, mumbling something about finally being free from cat box duty.  After more than 30 years, with 7 different kitties, that chore was FINISHED!  Momma did tell daddy that he could get another kitty if he wanted to, but that HE, would have to do everything associated with the care, and upkeep of it.  Daddy promptly declined.  Jade and I aren't to sure about how this will work out because we always blamed Simba for any potty accidents that happened in the house.  I'm leaning towards saying Simba is back in ghost form, but not sure how that will go over.

We are going to miss Simba, but he did have a very good life.

                                                    We love you Simba

Friday, May 26, 2017

5/25/17 We are still here

"Hello! Hello!  Mei-Ling and Jade here"

"Wait a minute!  Shouldn't that be Jade and Mei-Ling here?!"

 Arizona Empress Mei-Ling Star

Arizona Empress Yi-Tan Jade

"No, I'm the oldest and I had this blog before you were even born".  "I have "Seniority", whatever that is?"

"Oh, okay"

Mei-Ling snickers and pushes Jade away from the keyboard...

"It's been a super long time since my blog was updated"

"Wait a minute, shouldn't that be "OUR" blog was updated?"

"Sorry, that was an accident.  I guess my mind is thinking about the bully stick momma gave me earlier.   I left it on the living room rug"

"Mei-Ling, I think I hear momma calling me.  I'll be right back"  Jade runs off and Mei-Ling snickers.

"There is no Bully stick.  I don't like them, but Jade loves to chew on them.  I knew she would fall for the Ole Bully stick trick.  Doesn't she know what part of the bull she is sticking in her mouth?  Guess that's a silly question because we are talking about Jade, who likes to eat poop"

"So, as I started to say before Jade interrupted me, welcome to my blog.  Momma has been neglecting updating things here, so I'm going to take it upon myself to let everyone know what's been going on"

"We had an interesting winter this year.  Some days seemed like winter with hail, sleet and snow"

Snow - isn't it pretty?

Snow on the courtyard fence.

More snow coming.

"Other days, it would be nice and sunny, in fact, the weather was so nice it seemed like summer, without the pesky mosquitos and gnats around"

Pretty Cliff with patches of melting snow at base.

The deer are out looking for something to eat.

Turkey vulture sitting on cattle ranchers fence.  

"Jade an I spent most of the winter hanging in the bedroom with momma"  

Jade climbed in bed with me, and I was really nice and let her stay

"Daddy put up a small green house, but he is having problems getting things to grow.  I don't know why he doesn't put some tasty chickens in there.  I'll take care of them, he wouldn't have to do a thing, except maybe pick up feathers"  

  The roof is being replaced because it became brittle and the hail broke most of the panels.

"Our garden in the courtyard got murdered by mother nature.  Apparently she doesn't like tomatoes or hot peppers.  No sooner did momma get the veggies planted, mother nature sent snow.  Plants weren't happy and died"

Dead tomato plant.

"Mei-Ling, I looked and looked, but couldn't find the bully stick"

"I bet Simba took it, because he saw me drop it on the rug.  Let's go ask him"

Simba Blue, our kitty brother

"We better not wake him up.  He might get cranky and swipe with his paws"

"Okay, then let's go watch daddy repair the green house.  Maybe he will have some cookies in his pocket"

And, off they went...

The end 

Monday, August 29, 2016

Third times a charm 08/29/16

Hi friends, Mei-Ling and Jade here...

This is our third attempt to update our blog.  Normally, momma helps us do our blog using the computer.  The last three times, she had us use her Samsung Galaxy tablet.  For some reason, the menu bar had been missing, so we were not able to add captions to the photos, couldn't change the photo sizes, and even worse, we were unable to publish our page.

I'm  going to stop complaining now because apparently MOMMA didn't know what she was doing.

Now, onto more important things:  Ms. Donna, our thoughts and prayers are with you.  Please get better soon.  Demon Flash Bandit, Angel Zoom Smokey, the rest of your family and friends love you much and hope for your recovery.

And, speaking of Damion Flash Bandit, we received a couple of his Presidential bumper stickers.  Jade took them outside and put one on momma's car and the other one on daddy's truck.  You have our vote big dog.

Daddy is going to be very surprised when he see this.

Momma is proud to support Demon in his Presidential bid.

Time has really been flying by.  I am now two years old, and my little fursister Jade is one, can you belive that?  I'm the mellow pup, while as Jade is the trouble maker.  She has been told numerous times to stop bothering our elderly kitty brother Simba, but refuses to leave him alone.

Here I am...

And here is Jade...

This is Simba - he is 16 or 17 years old.

We need to welcome Kinley and Brinley to their new home.  Your new big fursister Finley will teach you everything that she knows.  We have to agree with Hershey when he said that the pups won the Lotto on getting a great home.  Congratulations girls, we are looking forward to watching you grow up.  

We had a very scarry summer.  We live in a rural community among lots of tall pine, pinon and cypress tress.  Due to the on going droughts that we have had, some of our lakes have disappeared, trees died due to the lack of water, so the humans were told strict fire prevention were in place to preserve the community and surrounding areas.  Not long afterwards, a fire occurred less than two miles from our home.  Luckily, it was noticed and put out right away.  About one month later, there was another fire, also about two miles away, but in a different location, and this fire was much bigger.  There were multiple fire departments working to put the fire out.  After battling the second fire for hours, it was finally extinguished.  Everyone here dodged the bullet this time around.  We got lucky.  Many humans have not been as fortunate as we were.  

Yup, that's a lot of trees....

Anyhoodle, that's enough for tonight, let's see if momma can get this published.  Keep your paws crossed...

Hugs and kisses, Mei-Ling and Jade

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

This is what has been going on....

Hi everyone, Mei-Ling and Jade here,

We haven't had our blog updated in months!  Time is just flying by.  I will be turning two years old on June 10th, and Jade will turn 1 on July 27th, can you believe that?  My little fursister and I get along great.  Her personality is quite different than mine though.  I am calm and mello.  Jade on the other hand, always seems to get in trouble.  Just today, Jade destroyed one of momma's Iris plants that was just opening up.  Now, it is in a zillion pieces because Jade thought it would be fun to rip it apart.  I tried and tried to tell her to leave the flower alone, but she wouldn't listen.  When she was done with the Iris, she moved on to some other plants.  Momma had to put up fencing around several of the planters to keep Jade from doing more damage.

As some of you might have noticed, we didn't get to post any of our pretty photos here.  There were over 3,000 photos in momma's computer, but the software program got messed up and refused to let momma have access to any of them.  Luckily, momma found a computer expert who could trouble shoot her computer remotely and was able to fix the problem.  Once momma could access the photos, momma immediately moved them all onto thumb drives so if the computer messes up again, at least the photos will be safe.  

Daddy has been busy reassembling the greenhouse he put up last year.  We had some real strong wind storms come our way, and every panel, plus some of the framing got ripped out.  Daddy discovered that two of the larger panels have disappeared.  There isn't anyplace locally where he can purchase replacement panels from so he had to order them through the internet.   The shipping costs were more than the panels were, can you believe that?

Momma hasn't been doing much of anything.  She tried to make a doctors appointment, but her doctor was out sick, so she ended up having to see someone else.  This doctor ordered a full set of blood tests and discovered momma's red blood count was dangerously low.  It was so low, that momma had to be rushed to the hospital for a blood trasfusion.  She was admitted to the hospital and received three units of blood.  Now momma has to get a bunch of testing done to figure out what is going on with her.   At least now, we understand why momma was so tired all the time.

We hope all is well with our pals.  We are still in shock about beautiful Whitley 's passing.  She is going to be missed by all of her friends and family...

Love to you all!

Mei-Ling and Jade

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Big girl surgery 01/30/16

Hello, hello!  Mei-Ling here.

My little fursister Jade had her big girl surgery done on Thursday.  Our regular vet couldn't get her in until February 18th.  Normally that wouldn't be a problem, but we are expecting a series of storms coming through, thus, our roads will become dangerous and mucky.  Daddy found a vet in Grants that could take her the next day, so that worked well.

So, Thursday morning, we got up super early and headed off to Grants.  I had to get a booster shot, while Jade was getting spayed and microchipped.  I'm happy to report that everything went well.  This vet office was a very tiny place and didn't do things quite as my vet does.  Jade did not get the tiny incision on her side, instead, the vet made the larger incision in the middle of her belly.  The humans were told it was a good thing the surgery was done that way because her uterus was quite large.  Also, once the surgery was completed, the vet tattooed a heart on her tummy which is supposed to indicate that she has been spayed.

I am so jealous!  I didn't get a tattoo after I had my big girl surgery....

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Jade's first snow 11/12/15

Hi pals, Mei-Ling and Jade here,

 Hey Mei-Ling, what's this stuff all over our fake grass?

Can I eat it?
 Mei-Ling. its falling from the sky...

 Don't be scared Jade, it's snow...

Mei-Ling, I'm cold... 

Me and my big mouth, but you got to admit, I rock in this coat.
I need to tell you a little something about my fursister Jade, she thinks she owns everything in the house.  She has very sharp teeth and likes to bit my legs and she even bit momma on the lip and made it bleed.  It's not that she is mean, as she is just a baby, but that biting stuff has to stop.   

Friday, October 9, 2015

Hi there 10/08/15

Hi everyone, Mei-Ling here.
I officially have a little fursister.   Her name is Arizona Empress Yi-Tan Jade.  She has been here almost two weeks now.  Do you want to see some pictures of her?
Here she is out in our courtyard - 10 weeks old.
She looks kind of grumpy, but she is really very happy. 

She loves to garden.
I was telling her that she better get out of momma's garden, but she wouldn't listen.  Don't you think she looks like a little rodent here?
She better get that stuff out of her mouth or momma will figure out she has been in her garden.
 I've been real good and sharing the stuffies with her.  In fact, I had this stuffie and she took it away from me.  She even takes all of my cookies, can you believe that? 

Look how tired she looks.  We had been playing all morning long and she is worn out - THANK GOODNESS!

 My fursister is tired.  She needs a nice nap.
 Okay, maybe we both need a nap.
 Having a little fursister is kind of fun, but I really wish she wouldn't take all of my cookies and stuffies. 

 On another note, we continue to have Internet problems.  Daddy doesn't know why we are always out of internet time, but when that happens, all we can do is wait for our allotment to be renewed.  Until that happens, we can't post anything, that is why we haven't been blogging much.  Pretty pitiful if you ask me...