Monday, July 21, 2014

A Liebster Award For Minko

Minko - Almost in dreamland...

I, Minko got a Liebster Award From Travis and his furmily. They are here:

Travis and Furmily

Thanks, Travis!

Here's da rules for dis here Major Award.

1.  Thank who nominated ya and link back to their blog.
2.  Answer da 10 questions posted by da blogger dat nominated ya.
3.  Nominate 10 bloggers fur da award.
4.  Create 10 questions fur your nominees to answer.

All the rules and questions are in Travis Speak, MOL!!

So these are the questions from Travis:

1.  Which are better, bacon or crab?
I have nevfur had either. OMC, I am deprived...

2.  Do ya like da vet?
Are you kidding? I have bitten  the vet, MOL!

3.  Do ya like pups?
I like my Dog-guy, but sometimes Pipo has to rescue me…

4.  How did ya get your name?
A long story, but since I was stinky upon arrival here, Minky almost was my name, but it was changed to a more dignified Minko.

5.  Do ya have to get your nails trimmed?
You betcha!! Otherwise I hear yelps from meowmy when I jump in her lap...

6.  What are your favorite place to snooze?
In one of the dog-guy’s nests, or a comfy chair.

7.  Has ya ever gotten to kill anything?
Lots of bugs, but once a mouse came in here…I helped Pipo and we snagged it…scared it to death.

8.  Do ya run away from da litter box after doin a stinky in it?
Not really. MOL! But I do cover up Pip’s cause he leaves them uncovered. Sheesh.

9.  What are da best piece of peeple foodz ya ever snagged?
Cheese, and salad dressing. Right off the table, MOL!

10.  What are your favorite toy?
A toss up - purrdon the pun - between a catnip furry mousie and or a crumpled paper ball, like a coupon.


I am going to be a furry naughty kitty and not nominate any kitty in pawticular…but if YOU didn’t get this and wish to do it feel free to join in. Its a lot of fun!
Here are my questions if you do join in:

Do you purrfur wet or dry noms?
Do you like getting brushed?
Do your peeps brush your teeth?
Do you know any tricks that you were taught by your peeps?
Are you a single kitty or part of a clowder?
Do you get to go outside?
What was the naughtiest thing you evfur did?
How did you get to be part of your furmily?
What’s more fun. boxes or paper bags?
Do you snore?

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Pipo - Shine on!

 This is Pipo mewing at ya today!

I got a Shine on award from Travis.

For dis award, dere are some rules.

1. Visit and thank da blogger dat nominated ya.
2.  Acknowledge dat blogger on your blog and link back.
3.  Share 7 random facts about yourself.
4.  Nominate up to 15 bloggers for the Shine On award, provide a link to their blog in your post, and notify dem on their blog.

This is where Travis has his blog, along with his furmily members:

(That’s why the rules are in Travis speak…)

Thanks, Travis! I shall try and do a good mewing job here…MOL!

Seven random facts? Hmmm, I didn’t think I was random, but here goes…

ONE)  I was gotten and bought by meowmy…but I fur sure am a pawppy’s boy! Pawppy gives the best belly rubs!

TWO) I hate those heartgard chews that all kitties are supposed to relish, MOL! Meowmy has to break them in pieces and put them in my mouth and make sure I swallow them…sigh…I hate all but my kitty noms!

THREE) I let Minko bully me out of the best sun puddles and nesting spots…but not without a hiss or growl. Meowmy says I am a pushover, but I say I am a pacifist!

FOUR) We have an AGO organ here, and when unfur the elder was practicing on it, I would make the pedals sound by walking on them. I still do it but all that happens now is a clunking sound, MOL!

FIVE)  I like the laser light toy, feathers on a wand, but my fave is a long thick twine on a stick…I will chase that all over! (Meowmy has to hide it when I am not playing with it...Minko & I will chew it up.)

SIX) Catnip is OK, but meowmy has seen kitties that are far more nuts with it than I. I just sniff it and get all stoned…

SEVEN) I am Minko’s protector! I beat up dog-guy, and come running at a moments notice if I hear Minko mewing that dog-guy has gotten too frisky. Then my smacky paw goes like a blur!

Nominate 15 others?? Um…OK, I am a Meezer with a mind of my own, which means I am gonna break rules to suit myself…mostly cause I don’t know nearly that many kitties in blogdom…and most that I do are already nominated…so…YOU are nominated IF YOU are reading this and have not been nominated by any others! MOL! Go fur it!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014


Minko is now eating regular food all by himself now.
One day I, Meowmy was sitting at the confuser, and I heard a distinct crunching sound. Investigating, there was Minko chowing down from the bowl he always ate from in the past. Hooray!

He's up to his usual games of mouse singing, jumping on the table while we are eating, and so on Also he has tried to get through the door to the bedrooms.which is an old game of tries to be sneaky and is furry fast like a greased lightening! MOL! If he does get in, then he tries to get into an inaccessible spot, to lengthen the time it takes to 'evict' him. Silly Naughty Minko!Its good to have him back!
Minko - Thinking up more mischief...
And just now pawppy told me that when he came home from work, there was a little booklet on the floor, and the attached string loop that held it to its original spot on a bottle was in several pieces. Um...only Minko he is such a silly rascal! And a naughty counter surfer!

We had a scary thing happen here last night, our old mill, a 159 year old structure, and rather a landmark was burned down to the ground. OMC:(

Bedford Mill Fire (Wednesday)

Updated link from  Thursday
Thursday's updated info

Meowmy took some pictures of it a few weeks ago. Who knew??

Bedford Mill as seen from the Bedford Park, on Waubascon Creek

All that is left now is a big smokey was so hot pawppy says the road asphalt even melted! Wow. Arson. Why do peeps have to do things like that? Now its gone forever.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

July Fourth - Independence Day

 We hope all our furends had a safe and wonderfur Fourth of July Holiday!

 Meowmy & Pawppy went to the airshow, replete with Thunderbirds, Balloons and Fireworks.

Here we are all Red-White&Blue!

 Here are the Thunderbirds.

Here are some of the 50 plus Balloons that were in competition.

This Balloon is called 'Alley Cat'.

This is 'The Hummingbird Balloon'

This Balloon is called 'BlueFish'
 This was sunset, before it got dark enough to have fireworks.
 And here are some of the fireworks.


Thursday, July 3, 2014

Canada Day


It was Canada's Birthday on July First.
Canada was 'born' on July 1, 1867.
Meowmy grew up in Canada, and when she lived there it was called Dominion Day.

We had some bad storms here on the night of June 30 - July 1. Many trees came down and the lightening was phenomenal. But July one was pleasant and bright! We didn't have any of our trees come down, nor did we loose power like so many did around here. We are glad about that!

Our Canadian flag was flying in the breezes all day long. Meowmy had on a Canada shirt…and there were red strawberries for desert here. In White yoghurt, MOL!

We did not have to get dressed up! (Just 'necklaces'...) Meowmy was out to do errands…pawppy said when he went to put out the flag, he first had to rescue a red hen that was in our yard, blown over the fence in the storm??

Minko seems fine,except he isn't eating a whole lot.
Pipo, well he is eating for both of them.

Now we have to get ready for the next holiday, July Fourth!

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Minko Update

Well, I am stable, but not 100% by any means. Sometimes I nibble at my food, sometimes meowmy has to put it into my mouth. I hate that , but since the food is usually yummy because its my normal wet food, I just accept it. Not sure why I do not consistently eat on my own...but I did just eat about a tablespoon of my food by myself. When meowmy put some more on my plate, I just stared at her, MOL!

I have done some urka-gurka's, but not much...meowmy says my tummy must be feeling yucky from the medicine I have to take.
After I get my pill, 2 times a day, meowmy has to give me water to make sure its down, and she always adds some baby meat from one of those wee jars. Thats pretty good, too...but if I decide not to eat, then meowmy puts it into my mouth...and hence I am a bit stinky...kitty food on my furs, eeuuwww! So I wash myself! Meowmy likes seeing me do that, I wasn't doing much grooming when I was furst not feeling good.

I go pee-pee in the box, and did a stinky-poo, too...MOL! Nothing amiss there!

But mostly meowmy is setting me in the box, she has not seen me get into it by myself. I just don't want to walk around...
I have been spending most of the time hiding, but this afternoon, meowmy put me in one of my kitty beds in the living room, and I stayed there.
This evening, I came out of there to go and beg pawppy fur some scritches and loves. I sat on his lap fur a while, too. Then I went into my 'regular' kitty nest closer to meowmy's confuser desk. All by myself!

So there you have it...not worse, but not a whole lot better either, I guess it will take time. At least as a kitty I have lots of that, MOL!

It sure was noisy here this afternoon and evening, lots of thunderstorms.

Pipo comes by to sniff me now and then, and we exchange a headbonk or two, but we have not romped or zoomed at all.

Dog-guy sniffs me too...sheesh, am I that stinky?

Well, meowmy has to go to work the next two days on second shift...she has made my medicine schedule fit around her work hours.
Pawppy is home in the evenings, so he can give me noms if I need any.

Thanks so much to all of you  fur all the purrs and pawyers. I know they are helping.
All you furends are evfur so pawsome!

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Minko Is Feeling Poorly

Well, this time there is an excuse about why we didn't play in the bloggies or even post our own...
Our interweb connection died.  It was not working at all for several days, Bummer. So meowmy went to mobile  WiFi 'hot spots' to keep in touch, but she couldn't really take the time to post much from those places. But she did enjoy the coffee in those places, MOL!
 Not sure why is got scared and left us…

And wouldn’t you know it.
That is when things happen.

Anyways, it seems to be fine now, hope it stays on, and we hope we didn't miss too much either.

Pawppy had his Birthday and the peeps left us to our devices and they went to visit a railroad museum.
Historic Durand Railway Station, Durand Michigan
It was interesting to them but not so much to us, we would have been spooked from all those noisy clanging bells, horns and clackety clacks! They had a nice lunch in that town, too...then they came home, and after some time they left again...and met up with unfur the elder and they ate a nice a concerted railway station! OMC!
 Clara's (In A Renovated Train Station)

Meowmy told the waitress in secret that it was pawppy's birthday and when dinner was done, he got a cake, complete with candle and the whole gang of employees singing a happy birthday to him! He was kind of embarrassed but that was one way meowmy didn't have to bake a cake, MOL!! Or have leftovers...shucks, we could have helped gobble up a cake!

Saturday was Flag Day. Meowmy wore a flag pin to work...and it was lovely weather, so we flew our own flag at the den all day long.

Then on Sunday it was Father's Day. Meowmy had to work, so that was sort of a bummer, but she got to see lots of pawppy's either visiting or being visited.

Well, all this chatter is fine, but now about Me, Minko...
Pipo is enjoying not being pestered lately, I am mostly in hiding mode. No eating, no playing...and only use the box if meowmy puts me on it. OMC:((

This all started on Thursday. Meowmy couldn't even tell any one of our pals about it, cause our interwebs was kaput. Such timing.

The pawrents thought Minko had hurt his paw by racing back inside the house after one of his furtive ventures outdoors. They thought that tincture of time would be the cure...but by the time it was Friday, they decided it was bad, so off to the vet Minko went...after being stuffed into a carrier, sheesh he thought that was rather undignified.
At the vet spot, he had to literally be pried from that carrier...MOL!

Pawppy had a birthday and we couldn’t mew about that.
Meowmy got hit by a resident at her job. She is fine:)
There is a bird nest in the eaves next door, phoebes; so we are having fun watching that.

We wanted to post this about the same time the interwebs crashed here, but of course time has passed, and now there is more to report. So this is Minko's version of the first part...

I was hiding. A lot:(
And barely eating:(
Playing…nope not that either.
Then meowmy noticed that I was limping. Oh NO.

So she rudely stuffed me in a carrier and off to that vet place I went.
I have lost about 1/2 a pound. Too much, really.
Well the vet lady was unable to find any overt issue with my paw/leg (Left front), but she gave me some analgesic/anti-inflammatory pills to take fur a few days. She said she hoped tincture of time would take care of me. If not well, then further investigations would need to be done.
That first pill went down my gullet at about 1030 am, and now 12 hours later, I am acting a tad better:))

I have to take this medicine 3 more days. Purr that it helps me get better, and that I don’t need to go back to that scary vet place.

Meowmy was also wondering if it could be possible that I have Lyme disease, because of my vague symptoms. So if I do not stay better, she will ask the vet about getting me on the antibiotics needed to help rid a body of that scourge. Sheesh my pawppy’s Mother had that for many years and it was awful.

Hope all is well with all of my kitty pals.
I know that Pipo & I missed a lot of spawsial oc-cat-sions, but its good to be back now.


Now meowmy is back:

Minko seemed good for  while after getting each dose of that medicine, but after a few hours it was back to hiding. and do not touch me. He was biting us if we did...

I had to force feed him and dribble water in his mouth to make sure he didn't have other issues starting. After each time I put him on the litter box, and he would go right away, not a problem there.:))
But the Lyme disease issue continues to be uppermost in my thoughts, given that the ticks are horribly prolific this year, and he keeps going outside. Kitties groom themselves, so he could have easily bitten off a tick if it was on him so that we wouldn't notice it. We did have one that needed removal on Dog-Guy.

So I called the vet back, and had a discussion with her, she wanted to do xrays...but I asked to get Minko on a course of antibiotics and see if that would help. She reluctantly agreed. Sheesh, I only want to do what my gut feelings are leading me to do.

Well, he is now on doxycycline for 10 days. Hoping for the best.
Now to solve the issue of him getting all those pests crawling on him...UGH.
(We never treated them for other than heartworms because they stay inside, an dog-guy gets treated so he doesn't have any... )

Pleas purr hard for my little Minko so that he will get better and feel more himself soon. He can be a rascal, but I hate seeing him suffer like this.

I will update when I can.