Crazy 8 Mercury Retrograde

Today has been a doosey.

As these following things occurred I couldn’t help but ask myself “What in the heck is going on ?” I typed into Google “What’s Going on in the Universe ? My answer came. Page after page of  information on “Mercury Retrograde “

It’s going to turn you inside out. You may be wondering why you feel like hibernating.

ahha‘ moment

Should have known. “New initiatives surrounding home and property are best left for a better time.”

No kidding ?

Yesterday I took back the metal running wheel. After research I realized it wasn’t safe. I had ordered two wheels last week.The Flying Saucer wheel came today. It was green, I had ordered purple. No problem as I was just glad it came. Hempy was stressed last night looking for his wheel. Back and forth he ran. Finally he just made his nest and went back to bed early.

Today I did a spot clean on his bin and added fresh bedding. I didn’t want too disturb his day slumber. I made him a basket for him covering it with the top from his old cage. No openings, safe or so I thought. I picked up his sleeping den and placed it inside along with a hanging water bottle and some fresh food. I put the entire basket on the kitchen counter away from any drafts.


After his Bin was ready I went too the kitchen and got the basket. I put him in the bin still safe and sleeping in his igloo. For some reason I decided to lift the top of the igloo and say Hello to him.He was not in it. I immediately went into panic mode and started moving the bedding around thinking perhaps he was hiding under it.  Having three cats roaming about my first thoughts were not very optimistic nor promising.

Hempy Houdini had escaped from his covered basket and time was passing.. I found him and China on the kitchen counter. Hempy was standing with his dukes up as if too say ” Make My Day” .

A Canon Moment I couldn’t catch. I had too get Hempy back to his bin.

He went straight for the “Flying Saucer”


I hugged China for not having Hempy for a snack.

On to next scenario.

Indigo Betta fell from top of two dressers that are stacked. The vase slipped out of my hand. Three cats roaming about, no time too lose.
Water everywhere. My floors are very clean. Indigo back in his refreshed vase  of water swimming about. It seems he escaped unharmed due too very quick maneuvers on my end.

I hugged China for not having Hempy for a snack.

I am exhausted.

©2014 Cynthia Martz

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On TLC a Cat’s Paradise

I had heard about the ranch a few years ago and thought how lovely,a little paradise for kitties to be safe and warm.I have read the news events of the past few days and am wondering what to believe.This man evidently has a huge heart.You can clearly see how much of himself he put into this place.I hope whatever goes down it is fair.Most of all I hope all the kitties are safe and the ones that are truly sick be put out of there misery.He mentioned he did not want to play God,but sometimes euthanasia is the kindest act of all.

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Manic China

My cat China (10 months) is driving me bonkers.

She is so hyper. She bounces off walls, climbs everything, eats all the time and totally makes me think she may be possessed.
She loves any and all bugs and small lizards that may get under the front door.

I did not sleep well last night. She burrows under my covers and attacks my feet, but mostly enjoys nibbling my toes and licking and suckling my hair.
She will not allow me too cut her nails and this seems to be a major insult too her if I should so much as pull the clippers out.

Everyone says “Welcome to the Kitty stage, before long she will be napping all day and night.”

I have an older cat also. Her name is Minnie and I got her from a shelter. She has been golden and well-behaved since the moment I brought her home. She was 11 months old when I adopted her in 2004.

Needless too say they did not like each other at the onset. They barely tolerate each other now but things have calmed down a bit. There were moments when I thought there were two wild animals living under my roof.

My main concern was my birds. I have 2 Cockatiels and 3 parakeets. They have separate large cages. China terrorizes them on a daily basis and I have to keep a keen eye on that drama. Then there are the Beta’s.

China and the birds

Sage the yellow one on the left died last March from foot lameness. Then Sand, the other yellow one got the same ailment but seems to be hanging in there. He is almost 9 years old. A long life for a parakeet. After Sage died I got another pair (Buttons and Bows).

I regrettably gave them a bit of avocado not realizing the dangers of that and Buttons had a massive heart attack at 3 months of age.

China had Bows for a snack and I darn near opened the front door and said “Outta Here”

I started out with 4 teils. Raine was 15 when he passed and dear Jesse was almost 11.


Now there is Baby K (almost 10) and Jesse’s mate Jack, who is close too 18.

Jack and Baby Kae

I started out with 12 parakeets 🙂

The Dozen

I do not believe in vaccines,why should my cat have too have them ?

When China was 5 months she was spayed,a microchip inserted and the State enforced rabies vaccination was administered.
The next day she was having seizures and very lethargic

In December 2011 she got worms,or had worms since taking her in?
A trip to the vet,a worming pill and she was good to go.
I refused all vacs.
They said she was a American Short-hair,beautiful coat and designs,very healthy.

I adopted Minnie when she was 11 months from the shelter.All shots were already administered.She never again seen a Vet office until she was 7 years old when Cinnamon was euthanized (2010)and I thought a checkup might be a good idea.

The vet told me she was one of the healthiest cats he had seen,her coat,her weight.

She has an appointment the 19 th of this month because I want to have her teeth checked.

She has lost two canines along the way.
They will insist on the rabies shot that they say is State mandated every year.

She had it in 2010,I will refuse it along with any other vacs.


From Michelle T. Bernard, Author of Raising Cats Naturally

No vaccine should ever be given on the same day as or within thirty days of any surgery, nor should a vaccine be administered to an unhealthy cat, no matter how minor the illness.

How anyone can think it necessary or desirable to inject an eight week old (or even younger) kitten with three (and sometimes more) viruses at once and then do it again in two or three weeks and then again! That poor kitten’s immune system must get so confused. There is no way a kitten would ever be exposed to rhino, calici and panleukopenia all at the same time. How can an immature immune system handle this onslaught? Some breeders actually vaccinate kittens before they even open their eyes and they vaccinate pregnant queens. This is absolute craziness!

An eight-week-old kitten is just beginning to wean, which is very stressful for the kitten. They are also teething. Their immune systems are weaning off maternal immunity and developing on their own. How can it be advantageous to vaccinate a kitten going through so much stress with several difference disease-causing agents and stimulate more antibody production? Many breeders will vaccinate a kitten right before he goes to his new home. That is a dangerous practice. Uprooting a kitten from an environment he was born into and thrusting him into a completely new situation with strangers is a very frightening experience for many kittens. Adding the additional stress of vaccination into the mixture is a recipe for potential disaster.

Catnapper Reality Shift

End of US highway 1 in Key West, Florida
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Key West, Florida

Minnie and I were on the couch watching TV the other day, when out of the blue the catnapper just fell down. When I looked at it, I saw a clear impression in the padding. This was highly peculiar, because I had just fluffed the bedding earlier and cleaned the catnip off it. I had also checked it then, and noted that it was very stable. Odd!

When I went back to watch TV, shortly after the catnapper had fallen, the little fan in the living room just stopped. I checked the plug to make sure it was plugged in, and saw that it was. I thought perhaps there had been an electrical problem, but nothing else had fluctuated… so I figured the fan had seen it’s day. A few minutes later, the fan started up again!

Minnie will not go near the catnapper now. I want to believe my Purrby visited us.

I posted this at this site years ago…Cynthia Sue Larsen is a beautiful lady

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