Sunday, September 12, 2021

The Latest on Lan

Happy Sunday to all!

Miss Lagniappe the Beautiful is doing pretty well. We are learning more about each other as we go. Turns out she was an inside outside cat before, which explains why she wants outside so much. She even got outside the other day! She was quite surprised, so I was able to scoop her up easily. But now she has a collar, as you can see. I think the color suits her nicely. Later today I am getting her a tag engraved. I think you can still do that at Petsmart.

However, she absolutely cannot go out my door, though we are considering some backyard adventures on a horse lead and cat harness now. I'm rearranging later today, to open up the front window space for her. The space by the door will be used for other things now. 

Today's event was her first outing in the big house. Vina was escorted to her office and Brekke went to the beach to celebrate her Gotcha Day, so it was a good time. She was rather confused at first, as you can see above. Just another step in the co-mingling of the Fur Folks.

**Vina is doing very well, physically and emotionally. I hope in time her peace of mind will be completely restored. I don't think we are quite there yet.

Monday, September 6, 2021

Sylvina Grace


Dear friends, we had something truly awful happen last night. Vina was attacked in her own home, by a guest's male pit bull. She was closed up in the bedroom but this foul beast pushed open the door and tried to kill her.

It had to literally be pulled off of beautiful Vina. She lost some fur but otherwise seems to be physically unharmed. It was so close! A few more seconds and that would not have been true.

Emotionally she's suffered a great trauma. I got to see her late last night. Her eyes... she looked so shattered, distraught. So would anyone who had their sense of safety at home destroyed. 

Even worse, Brekke was in that room too. It's unknown, but most likely pack instinct would have kicked in. They have always been on good terms, and it's heartbreaking to think Brekke could have been part of something so terrible.

Saturday, September 4, 2021

Happy Caturday


Fall is almost here!

Excellent day for a croissant.

Just ask Lan.

Saturday, August 28, 2021

Sunday Blog Hop

Welcome new furriends from the Sunday Blog Hop!

May I present Lagniappe, 14, my recently adopted foster cat. 

Her mom was 94 and had to enter hospice care. So Lan and I formed a new family.

She has a passion for her Turbo Track.

and her nip carrot too. We also have a crossiant around here someplace.

She's a very sweet girl; we are still learning each other. 

The rest of the story....

I'm happy to have an opportunity to take care of this gentle ladycat, but I was not expecting to adopt due to my current financial circumstances, and especially not a cat who is also medically needy (liver problems). The lady's petsitter asked me to foster her for two weeks while details got sorted out, and well, here we are. There really is no better home for Lan than with me among the people we know, but honestly we could really use the help. The link to our GoFundMe with more details is below. We have already used about half of what we have raised so far. We appreciate whatever our visitors might be able to do, including prayers for her.

or search GoFundMe for Lagniappe Tallahassee

Saturday, August 21, 2021

Happy Caturday


A full tum, a cat tree and an open window.

What else is there?

Enjoy your weekend, dear furriends.

Thursday, August 12, 2021



Good morning! So when I said I would not be a foster fail, I meant it. There are several very good reasons why it's not a good idea.

May I present the newest member of my family, Lagniappe.

The petsitter and I made an arrangement. Technically the cat belongs to her; she will take her to the vet and pay for medical care. She will live with me and I will oversee her daily care, as I have been doing. This is a good arrangement, in fact the only workable one.

Lagniappe did go the vet on Monday. Bloodwork shows elevated liver values. Could be inflammation, could be cancer. She is on medication now, will recheck the liver in two weeks. If needed, an ultrasound. If it is cancer, our time together will be short, but she will know love and care with me, and a minimum of stress. 

I've started a GoFundMe to help with expenses. The last thing I had in mind at this stage of my life was to adopt a cat, because it is expensive and I have difficulties of my own. All donations would be welcome; also, please share with your own social media if you are so inclined. I don't know that many people so my reach is limited.

Friday, July 30, 2021



Happy Friday!

I was looking at her yesterday and I swear her coat is softer and shinier than on Sunday. 
It seems improbable but her coat was so dry and dull that day, and now it just isn't. 

I have to handfeed her everything; right now she loves Tiki Cat Creamy Tuna and Temptations treats. This morning she gobbled up the Tiki and demanded treats for dessert. 

Also, I noticed that Little Miss will in fact eat her regular kibble (if I'm not looking). There is a noticeable dent in the kibble population now. She does it when I'm asleep or she thinks I am. There is just this tiny little crunching noise..... In reality I think, I hope, her appetite is being stimulated by the constant feedings, and she's getting hungrier.

This weekend the petsitter has been invited to meet with the family to discuss her "temporarily" assuming care. There is a neighbor/friend who would check on the pets and knows Allison, and supports this plan. I think that will do a lot to convince them. Because if not, this cat will not survive if she goes back.