Home From Surgery

I'm home!  I have a couple of stitches beside my nose and the vet had to give me a sani-clip because I got a little upset at the vet's office and messed on myself.  I heard my mom when she got to the vet's office and I was ready to go home.  In fact, when the vet technician came back to my cage and asked if I was ready to go home (with  my carrier door open), I literally leaped from the cage to my PTU.  That made everybody laugh because I was in the second level of cages and they heard me hit the PTU with a thud!  I fussed at my mom all the way home.  I have to go back next Thursday to get my stitches out and they have to tranquilize me to do that.  Thank you so much for your purrs. 

Mom!  Don't take my picture with my fur trimmed and the stitches.  I can't let them see me like this!

Mom Paula:  My Sweet Praline, you are beautiful to me!  Thank you to all of the kitty moms and dads out there for understanding my stress and the kind words.

Pee ess - For those asking, the vet is going to have the bump tested to make sure it isn't more than a cyst.


Update:  Praline is out of surgery and is doing fine.  I am on my way to pick her to take her home before I go to my Physical Therapy and Orthopedic Surgeon appointments.  Will post more later!

Mom Paula:  I just left Praline at the vet.  One of the little, resident rescue kitties in the vet's office jumped on top of Praline's PTU and growled and hissed at Sweet Praline.  Of course, Praline hissed back!

Mom will keep you updated during the day about my surgery to remove the white bump beside my nose.  Thanks for your purrs.


Monday, Monday

Mondays!  What can you say about a Monday?  Mom has to go to her day hunting job to earn green papers to keep me in the lifestyle I deserve!  However, it also means that she's gone all day long and I'm by myself.  That could also be a good thing because it means that I can sleep all day if I want to.  Thank you for all of the well wishes and purrs for my surgery tomorrow.  Mom says thank you for the comforting words when she was feeling guilty yesterday.

This song was running through my mind as I put together this post.  We couldn't figure out have to have the music playing in the background, so you'll just have to read the words and provide your own melody.

Monday Monday, so good to me,

Monday Monday, it was all I hoped it would be
Oh Monday morning, Monday morning couldn't guarantee
That Monday evening you would still be here with me.

Monday Monday, can't trust that day,
Monday Monday, sometimes it just turns out that way
Oh Monday morning, you gave me no warning of what was to be
Oh Monday Monday, how yould cou leave and not take me.

Every other day, every other day,
Every other day of the week is fine, yeah
But whenever Monday comes, but whenever Monday comes
You can find me cryin' all of the time

Monday Monday, so good to me,
Monday Monday, it was all I hoped it would be
Oh Monday morning, Monday morning couldn't guarantee
That Monday evening you would still be here with me.

Every other day, every other day,
Every other day of the week is fine, yeah
But whenever Monday comes, but whenever Monday comes
You can find me cryin' all of the time

Monday Monday


Easy Like Sunday

I think I'll try to take it really easy today so I don't think about my upcoming surgery on Tuesday.

Mom is feeling really guilty because she has been looking back at some of my pictures since February and my white bump has been there all along.  She says the honestly thought it was something on the camera lens. 


Photo Hunt - Fresh

Today's Photo Hunt theme is "fresh".  The only thing that was fresh in my house was the grass that mom planted for me.  Unfortunately, I didn't like it at all, but at least mom tried.


Vet Visit

Yesterday, I went to the vet for her to check on the white bump beside my nose.  Dr. Susan thinks it is just a cyst, but that it needs to be removed because of it's location.  She said as it grows bigger it could cause problems with breathing because of my flat face and also that the surgery would be closer to my eye and could also be more damaging to my beautiful little face.  Dr. Susan doesn't think it's cancerous, but she will have it checked to be on the safe side.  Unfortunately, it's going to cost a lost of green papers, but Mom says she'll find a way to take care of me.

What am I doing behind bars?  I didn't do anything wrong.

The rest of my news from the vet visit is good.  I've gained back the weight since my illness last year.  I weigh 7 pounds 10 ounces.  My heart sounded good and the vet said I was in great health.  She said there was some tarter on my back teeth, but that she would clean those while I was under anethesia next week.

I love this particular examining room.  I can jump up on the bench and look out the windows and feel like a queen of the vet's office.  Don't get me wrong, I still don't like this place, but you have to make something good out of something bad.

Okay, enough of this.  I'm ready to go back home.  Let me back in!


More Treats Please

2nd UPDATE:  Praline needs surgery.  The vet thinks it is just a cyst and not cancerous.  However, the cyst will get bigger and because of the location, it could effect her breathing, the vet wants to remove it while it is small and it won't involve major surgery.  Her surgery is scheduled for Tuesday morning and will cost over $400 because of the delicate location.  Keep those purrs coming.

UPDATE:  Taking Praline to the vet this morning.  That little white dot beside her nose is a bump, which is something new.  I'll update you when I get back.

Mom works at her home computer a lot when she gets home at night.  She trained (tricked) me into coming back here with her at night by keeping a bag of treats on the computer table.  Now, at night, when she gets home, I rush back to the home office before she can get there because I know I can get some treats!

So, in the words of Oliver Twist - "More Treats, Please!"


Thankful Thursday (oops! Wednesday!)

Mom's home!  She didn't get home until late last night, but I got lots of cuddles, belleh rubs, chin scritches, and treats.

Mom!  Don't leave me again any time soon, okay?

Oops!  I guess I am so happy that Mom is home, that I thought it was Thankful Thursday!


Tummy and Toesie Tuesday

I'm warming up my toesies and tummy for mom's return today!  My grandma bean came by and gave me treats yesterday and this morning.  She's on her way to the doctor's office this morning.

Pee ess - Be safe coming home on I-95 today, Mom!


Monday Meme

Isis and Denali tagged me to participate in this meme.  Mom has a bunch of picture folders, so I cheated and made her open the main folder titled, Praline.  We then went to the first folder and picked the 10th picture.  This photo was taken in February 2009 and I'm resting on my favorite place, the foot rest of mom's recliner.  Unfortunately, you can't see my face in this picture, but you can see my beautiful floof!

The instructions for this meme is:
1.Open up your first photo folder and find the 10th photo in it

2.Post the photo on your blog and tell the story behind the photo
3.When finished, select 5 bloggers that you think might enjoy it and tag ‘em!

I know this meme has been around for a while, so I'm going to let those of you who haven't done it to consider yourself tagged.

I've finished posting because my paws are tired since my mom secretary isn't here to help me. Mom will be home tomorrow.


Easy Like Sunday

I think I'm going to take it easy this Sunday morning by resting in the clothes basket.  All of mom's smells are in here, so maybe I won't miss her so much.  Have a great Sunday.

Pee ess - My grandparent beans are doing okay.  They are going to the doctor on Monday to get checked out and they still don't know if their car is totaled or not.  Thanks for your well wishes.


Missing Mom

Mom left me last night for 4 whole days.  She has a meeting at one of the universities.  My grandparent beans (who had the wreck) are also out of town because my uncle bean is in the hospital, so my pet sitter Janet is taking care of me again.  She's really nice to me and brushes me and gives me treats but she isn't mom.


Friday Hidey Hole

I think I have the purrfect hidey hole where Mom can't find me.  Many of you have seen mom's junk closet.  She hasn't been inside this closet in months (as you can tell by the clutter spilling out of it).

Maybe if I slip up here and try to blend in with the clutter and junk, she won't see me!

There!  Did my camouflage work?  Have I blended in with the junk?  Mom will never think to look for me here.

Wait a minute!  I'm not junk!  I'm Sweet Praline!  I have had fun sharing my hidey holes with you this week.  Have you enjoyed playing Hide and Seek with me this week?


Thursday Hidey Hole

Hmmmmm!  Here's a good place!  It's low to the ground and Mom will never find me under here!

Almost completely under the dresser.  I better hurry before Mom finds me.  I hear her coming down the hall!

Rats!  She discovered my hiding place again!  This was such a good place, too!  Where oh where can I hide next?

Pee ess - Sorry I didn't get to visit yesterday.  My grandma and grandpa bean had a car wreck and totaled their car, so my mom was with them all day.  They are okay, but the car is a mess.


Happy St. Patrick's Day and Wednesday's Hidey Hole


I just found out that I received an Honorable Mention in Brian's St. Patrick's Day contest for the Best Use of Green.   Thanks, Brian, for sponsoring this.

Best Use of a Green Beverage

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Rats!  Hidey Hole Discovered Again!!!


Tuesday Hidey Hole

Mom found my hidey hole yesterday, so it's time to find another.  This time I hid really good underneath a piece of furniture.

However, Mom's toes felt something soft and floofy and looked underneath her computer and this is what she saw.

Maybe if I didn't have so much floof, this would have been a good hidey place.  I was still close to mom while she was working.  I think Mom has too much work to do at home as evidenced by her desk. 
Do you see the Reese's White Chocolate peanut butter cup wrappers?  Mom just loves this time of the year when these are available.  You can also see some of my treats on the floor, too!


Monday Hidey Hole

I finally found a new hidey hole and mom found me this weekend!  She was working at her computer and kept hearing this noise at her feet!

Mom had to get down on her hands and knees and here's who she found under that bottom shelf in the back corner!
Guess it's time to find another hidey hole!


Not So Easy Sunday

What do you mean it's time to get up?  I've still got an extra hour to sleep!!!  I don't do Daylight Savings Time!


St. Patrick's Day Entry

I wanted to submit my entry for Brian's St. Patrick's Day contest.  I thought I would use "the best use of green"  as my category.  I don't have anything green around the house and mom is limited with the photo editing because of the new computer and older programs not working on Windows 7.

I know many think of beer of St. Patrick's Day, so where else would a beautiful ladycat want her picture, but on a beer can where all of her mancat admirers could look upon her beauty.


Floofy Friday

A floofy ladycat must constantly wash her floof to keep if fluffy and clean.  This might take all day.

Floofy paws also require extra attention!


Thankful Thursday

Okay, okay!  I admit it!  I'm a pampered princess and I'm thankful for it!  What's a diva, mom?


Wordless Wednesday (almost)

Mom Paula - Praline wouldn't touch the live grass I planted for her, but I can't keep her away from the silk plants!


I Don't Do Grass

This was my grass that mom planted in my special grass bowl back in February.    It was growing pretty well at the time, but when mom put it in front of me, I just sniffed it, turned up my nose and walked away.

February 2010

This is my grass bowl in March 2010.  Notice the yellow, wilting grass.  I still won't touch it!

March 2010

Mom says she gives up on buying me special things that cats are supposed to love because I totally ignore them.

I don't know what this green stuff is.  Where are my Temptations?

Would you eat this green stuff?  I don't do grass!!!


Acatemy Awards

I know we're supposed to use "movies" for our submissions, but I decided that our series, "As The Paw Turns" was worthy of submission.  If you didn't get a chance to follow the series, you can go here for the week of the series.

Here was our poster advertising the series:

This was one of my favorite scenes was from Day 2:  The Deception where I advising and teaching "little Mouchois" (Melvin) on all the peccadillos of Fursville society, and how he must learn and grow to be a proper mancat.:

Here was our commercial.

Awards for Best Catress should go to me and Best Supporting Catress should go to Maggy of Zoolatry. 

Best actor is a toss up because all of my favorite mancats (himmies/persians) were in the movie:  Bhu, Goma, Romeo, and Ginger Jasper.  Little Melvin would definitely win best support cator!

There is no doubt the ZH, Ann would win for best artistic interpretation on the theme!

We are thinking about a sequel, "Days of our Paws!"


My Junk Claw-sit

I think mom needs to clean out my junk claw-sit!  She has so much "stuff" on the floor that I can't get in there. 

I wonder if there is anyone out there that can help me get rid of this clutter . . .

Mom left me for a couple of days while she is out of town at a meeting.  My grandma bean has been checking on me and giving me extra treats.  I wonder is she would help me clean out my junk claw-sit!  I think mom thinks she is being organized since she is using baskets.  I don't think she has a clue!