Tuesday, October 31, 2006


~To All Our Friends~
~The Big Piney Woods Cats~
{Patches, Mittens, Mistrie and Precious}

Monday, October 30, 2006

Out My Window

This is my window. I can watch the leaves fall, the birds in the hemlocks, and Daddy working. Well, yesterday, look at what I saw....
Yes, snow! Momma says that is where the furless ones strap sticks to the bottom of their feet, and slide down the mountain. That field had 15 elk in it, the other day, but I missed seeing them.

Sunday, October 29, 2006


Remember that hour that I was helping Mom find this spring; the one that went missing? Well, she found it last night, inside the clock. It was there all the time!

Saturday, October 28, 2006

Susie And Me

Edsel'sMom sent this cute, calico, stuffed kitty to Momma, before she had her eye operation, so she could cuddle it, when she was in the operation place. Momma named her Susie. Susie resides in the living room now, on the banister, or on the back of the couch. If she gets naughty, I toss her down, and, believe me, she does get naughty, so she is on the floor a lot.

~Patches Lady~

Friday, October 27, 2006

I Am Better

Thanks everycat and everyfurlessone, for worrying about me. I am doing much better. I have a special diet now, either Purina EN, or Eukanuba (the vet was out of the EN so substituted Eukanuba.) I am still getting my medicine, until it is gone. I have been sleeping with Momma at night, again, and I even swatted at a string yesterday. I rolled on Daddy's shirt, too. Momma says I am getting back to "my old self," whatever that means.

~Mittens Pollypaws~

Thursday, October 26, 2006


Daddy calls me Little Squirt and Monkey.
Daddy says I don't walk, I prance.
Momma calls me Snoodleroo and Little Runt.
Momma says I am too cute for my own good.
I think they love me, what do you think?

~Precious Flower~

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Momma Says

Momma says soon
The leaves will fall
The winds will blow
The geese will call

Momma says soon
The rains will come
The clouds roll by
With not much sun

Momma says soon
Autumn will wane
and sleet will fall
On the window pane

Momma says soon
Winter arrives
Bringing Jack Frost
And less blue skies

~Mittens Pollypaws~

Tuesday, October 24, 2006


We are going to light a candle for MeezerMom today. She is having an operation and we wish her all the best.

Monday, October 23, 2006

Ear Fur

I was at Derby's party, and it was so much fun. I met so many kitties and they were all so nice.

While I was there, I wanted to find a scissor and cut my ear furs, but after all your comments, I decided to keep them. Momma would be very upset with me, anyway. She says she remembers when her oldest Little Wafer, Leigh, cut his hair the day before school pictures were taken. (He was in kindergarten.) I can't figure out how to use them, anyway.

Saturday, October 21, 2006

Derby's Party

Derby is having a great Purrday Party for all Oct. kitties. (Me and Patches, and also Mistrie, celebrate our gotcha day on Oct 8th.) Head on over there, I hear it is a party to beat all parties. I am still not feeling great, so I don't think I will make it, though.

Friday, October 20, 2006

What Do You Think?

I have always been the boss. Now this little pest comes around and she isn't even afraid of me. I chase her and she comes right back, then she hides behind the wall and shakes her butt and acts like she is going to attack ME!!!! What do you think?

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Precious Reports.......

I am getting brave, and starting to come out of the bedroom. Yesterday, I was sitting in the windowsill, in the diningroom, and Patches came over to me and stood up, so we could nose nuzzle. I am not quite sure if I trust her, she batted her paw at me the other day, and all I wanted to do was snuggle. I saw Mistrie outside last night, so I stood up and we played pawsies through the glass. She is so nice! Mittens, on the other hand, growls and hisses at me, but I know she has been sick.

Momma is going to an Eye Vet today and she will be getting glasses. I hope, when she can really see me, she still thinks I am precious. I will have to do some extra grooming and purr real sweet.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006


This morning blogger was down when I tried to post. Went to the Spokane Eye Clinic and got a good report. Tomorrow I am going to get fitted for glasses! Hopefully, I can get them the same day.

Mittens is all settled in. I have given her the bathroom and walk in closet for now. I will leave her in there for a little while. Patches missed her, and, although she can be so snarky to her, she asked to come in, and then gave her a kitty kiss; Mittens was happy to see her and gave her one back.

I have to make changes as far as feeding. Mittens special diet is just for her, and she can't have stinky goodness again (if it is truly a food allergy.) Patches is getting heavy, so maybe I will wean her off from it too. It doesn't seem fair somehow to give one and not the other. When Mittens comes out, all food will have to be put up and special feeding times adheared to. It is going to take some getting used to.

CalicoMom Toni

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Thank You

What a wonderful group of people you all are. Thank you so much for being there for me, with all your wishes and helpful suggestions. I will be picking my girl up today at noon, PST; hopefully she will be able to tell you about her experience at that time. Check back later.

**UPDATE** 9:30 AM....The vet called, Mittens has been rehydrated. She will be given special food and anti-vomiting medicine, and her weight monitored. Time has been set for 1:30 PM PST to pick her up.

**UPDATE** Mittens here.....I am home! It is so good to be back in my furrever home and I am feeling much better. They poked and prodded me, checking my blood and my pee. My lady vet said it could be a viral infection, but probably hypersensitivity to food, so I am eating Purina EN and getting two doses of liquid meds a day. When Momma let me out of the carrier, I didn't even hide, like I usually do. I recognized my favorite place, the walk in closet. Momma had given my blue bed a washing and put a litter box in there for just me, with my food and water. She says I need to stay in here for a while; if she lets me out, she has to take Patches and Precious' food and put it up and I can't have any stinky goodness!!! But, the best part is, I am home!!

Monday, October 16, 2006

Mittens Isn't Well

Please send purrayers for Mittens. I am taking her to the vet. Hopefully, I can get in this morning. She has had a stomach problem on and off for the past 8 months, but it always has gotten better, until 6 days ago. Her other vet said "irritable bowel." I worry now it is more than that. She doesn't seem to keep food down (when she does eat) and isn't using her litter box (pain?) She spends 98% of her time sleeping in the closet. I will update, as soon as I know something. Thanks.

**UPDATE* 11:00 AM....I had to leave Mittens at the vet for blood work and possible other tests. They will call me later on today and I will let you know the results. Please keep her in your thoughts.

**UPDATE* 1:00 PM....Blood work looks good! Possible just a food allergy. Keeping her overnight and rehydrating her, giving penicillin and another antibiotic, change in diet. Yeah!!! Thanks for all the purrayers!!!

CalicoMom Toni

Sunday, October 15, 2006


When the leaves start falling from the trees
And Mistrie's fur grows thick and long
When the geese start leaving for the south
I know that summer's really gone.

~CalicoMom Toni~

Saturday, October 14, 2006

Happy Toes

This is what Momma calls Happy Toes. You know, when you want to make biscuits, but there isn't anything handy to knead, so your toes just open and close. Here is a picture of Mistrie with the Happy Toes.

Friday, October 13, 2006

Cat Eyes

Look into my eyes
Do you see it?
The trust and love
Always there for you.

Look into my eyes
From there you see my heart
I am your faithful soul
Your feline friend.

Look into my eyes
Glass marbles of gold, blue, green
Do you see the love
Shining back at you?
~Patches, Mittens, Mistrie, Precious~ (in that order)

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Featured Site

I heard some exciting news I want to pass on. We are the cat blog of the week on About.com. Go HERE........and scroll down a bit. Thank you, Franny!

Kitty sandpaper kisses and purrs...
~Patches, Mittens, Mistrie and Precious~

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

More Sun Spots

On Friday, Patches showed you her sunny spot. I am doing the same thing, following the sun around.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

It's Getting Cold

This is Hemlock Haven, where Gree and Mia and all the rest of you come, to visit Mistrie. You can see one of the insulated beds Momma made for her for wintertime (she has four beds, one more under the deck that is insulated, and two blankets high up in the wood of the woodshed, one on either end.) It has been freezing now at night, Momma say's Old Man Winter is coming soon.

Monday, October 09, 2006


I heard Momma on the phone, talking about going to get rooster shots. She said something about micro-chipping, too. She told me that I had to be a good girl and go to T.E.D. today and get weighed, again. She says she hopes I have put on weight, although I am still a string bean. This picture was taken a month ago, before Momma had her surgery, so I look even better now!

Precious Flower

**UPDATE** Precious gained two pounds!!!

Sunday, October 08, 2006

Our Purrdays

Today is the day Momma set for our Purrdays/Gotchadays. (Me, Mittens, and Mistrie) Her eye still isn't good enough to throw us a party. That is OK, Momma; we know you loves us.
I am 9 years old, Mittens is 12. We have no idea how old Mistrie is.

Saturday, October 07, 2006

My Results

You Are: 20% Dog, 80% Cat

You are are almost exactly like a cat.
You're intelligent, independent, and set on getting your way.
And there's no way you're going to fetch a paper for anyone!
These are my results.
CalicoMom Toni

Friday, October 06, 2006

Sunny Autumn Day

I am following the sunny spots around the house, purring on Momma, keeping an eye out for the little Munchkin, and taking care of all my other duties.

Yesterday, Momma took Precious outside and introduced her to Mistrie. They had some good kitty kisses, then Precious took off to explore. She loves it outside, but Momma made her come back in.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006


If I look at Momma too much, my eyes go all funny looking, like her's. Most of the time I snuggle and purr on her.

Thanks to all you guys who stopped by and visited with us, purred for Momma, and visited with Mistrie. She had so much fun with you and is looking forward to seeing more of Precious. (Momma is going to introduce them when she can see better.) Precious is still in the bedroom, very lonesome because she won't come out in the cabin. (Probably because I growl and hiss.)

Momma says her eye will remain dilated for 10 days (the drops were very powerful according to the nurse) so her use is pretty limited; that, and her being very nearsighted since she was a little wafer. She wore hard contacts and is now going to go back to glasses, but has to wait to be fitted for at least three weeks (the good eye.) The corrected eye can take 2 to 3 months.

Sunday, October 01, 2006


CalicoMom here.

It has been a horrendous experience and I have a long way to go. My eye is still almost swollen shut and very red. It is still dilated for some reason, everything very blurry; but the Dr. said the hole was sealed! That is the important thing. I am able to look up some now, so thought I would update; and thank all of you for your wonderful comments. Thanks also to Missy (I got the package yesterday!) I am waiting until I feel better to give the girls the nip. Also thanks to Linda for the fev-vers!!!!

It will be a while before I can get glasses, so seeing is going to be a chore. I always wore hard contact lens and have decided to go to glasses. They say it may take up to three months before I can get the proper fit, and as nearsighted as I am, I just can't wait that long.

Thanks to all of you who teleported over. Funny, I could feel the presence of little furry bodies. Thanks to all of you for being my friend, for all the purrayers and good thoughts; it means so much.