happy mommys day!

Hi hi hi! Yes’s I knows it’s earlys in the morning and all good babies like me should be awakes and telling their mommys happy mommys day!

So’s with thats being says, appy mommy day to the bestest mommy in the worlds! I loooooooooves you’s lots and lots!

I’s almost 9 months old and I drives my mommy nuts, but she’s loves me anyways! I jumps on her and pulls her hairs and squishes her nose and she laughs and kisses me and blows bubbles on my tummy. Bestest mommy evers!

I growls and babbles at hers from the moments I wakes up and she always listens to me’s. Don’t I’s sound cute?

I knows says mommy yets, but I’s still loves you!

Happy mommys day and now lets play!

Welcome to 2016, you’re having a baby!

Hello, hello, hello!

It’s been such a long time since you’ve heard from me. So much has changed, some good, some bad and some exciting. I’m going to start with the exciting and later all move on to other updates and news.

So, welcome welcome to 2016! Where the heck did 2015 go? It seems like I blinked and it was just, poof, gone.

Well, already 2016 has come in with a bang! After almost 3 years I finally got my wish. I, am, having, a, baby! I thought my chance to have another would never happen and that mother nature would just continue to be cruel and trick me month after month. Get my hopes up just to send me crying in a corner all sad and cursing her until the next time. But, this time she was done playing her dirty tricks!

Yes, I went to the doctor today and I got the good news that without a doubt a little one has now made its home in my belly for the next several months. I’ll have an actual appointment with an OBGYN on the 25th and see if I can give an date range of when the little one is due.

dance dance dance, party party party!!

There is definitely other news to share, but this post was strictly for the baby announcement. I will definitely try not to be a stranger for so long now. I have so much to update everyone on.

Mother nature spoils things again!

*shakes a fist*

Darn mother nature spoiled my plans again. The perfect chance to have someone video Luna playing in the snow and guess what happens?

THERE’S, NO, MORE, SNOW!!!!! Yes, that horrible mother nature made the weather sooooooo nice that the snow turned into nice slippery ice. Ice, who the heck wants to play on ice? *groans*

Not only can’t the darn woman make up her mind if it will be hot or cold, but she clearly does not want me to have my first playtime with Luna in the snow! I’d strangle the woman if I could.

Ah well, it’s been a nice vacation minus a few hick-ups, but back home tomorrow we go, back to routine and schedules and oh yes, *packing*

Hey, anyone in or near Ottawa want to *PLEASE* come help us move?

Petawawa for Christmas, Year 3

Wow, what a way to start a Christmas break.

Yesterday morning started off in a panic.
1. An annoying telemarketer calls James cell phone and that’s what wakes us up…at 8:30AM.
2. I discover that my alarm didn’t go off at 6AM *grumbles*
3. Luna who always starts yelling at me at 5:30Am decides that she’ll just sleep in for a change. Yeah, she just had to pick the one day we needed to be up, lol.
4. Call Greyhound just to find out that if we can’t make the 10AM bus then we’re just shit out of luck and have to buy the tickets all over again. Oh and the next bus isn’t until midnight. *midnight*
5. So, quick run around the house and throw last minute stuff in suitcases, feed Luna, rush Luna through parktime while all the time watching the clock.
6. Everything is all set and finally tag Uber for a pickup…*groans* it’s a driver I had before that is as smart as, well never mind.

Exciting morning right? Well, we make it to the station in time, but guess what? Ha, the driver is late! All that running around and missing getting Mr. Sub just to end up waiting on the driver after all.

Luna was a little out of sorts for a while due to me rushing her, but once we got settled on the bus she was a good girl and slept the whole trip.

This makes the second year that we’ve had fun getting started on our trip to Petawawa for the holiday. Maybe we should try hitch hiking next year?

Luna meets Missy and Willy
Oy, now the first visit definitely did not go off perfect. Missy and Willy did not like the fact that Luna was in *their* house. Big bad hyper puppy lets growl and snarl at her and maybe she’ll go away?

Nope, sorry puppies doesn’t work that way. I just introduce you to each other one at a time and use food as bait, ha!

Missy and Luna aren’t friends yet…too protective over who they see as *their* humans. Missy snaps at Luna if she gets too close to James and Luna snaps at Missy if she gets too close to me. Still needs work, but much better than dealing with constant snapping and growling and wanting to bite heads off.

Luna and Willy, well I don’t think they care about each other now as far as who’s boss.

While here Luna will of course be on leash and attached to me…which she absolutely hates! In fact she’s complaining about that very thing as I write this, lol.

Ha, I think I started a bad habit. I was laying on the couch and Luna hopped on top of me and curled up. It was sooooooo cute! Tried taking a picture but James is a horrible picture taker. He chopped our heads off. *sighs* so hard to find good help.

Luna is definitely out of sorts here though. Constantly whining and grumbling and groaning at me. Not use to the whole idea of *whoops* must be constantly attached to mom again, who knows.

Now as long as the *warm* weather doesn’t the huge pile of snow into a mess I should be able to get someone to video Luna in the snow this time. Keep your fingers crossed.

A Puppy Christmas

This was shared on an email group I’m on and I just had to pass it along. Enjoy!

A Puppy Christmas

On the first day of Christmas my puppy gave to me

The Santa topper from the Christmas tree.

On the second day of Christmas my puppy gave to me

Two leaking bubble lights

And the Santa topper from the Christmas tree.

On the third day of Christmas my puppy gave to me

Three punctured ornaments

Two leaking bubble lights

And the Santa topper from the Christmas tree.

On the fourth day of Christmas my puppy gave to me

Four broken window candles

Three punctured ornaments

Two leaking bubble lights

And the Santa topper from the Christmas tree.

On the fifth day of Christmas my puppy gave to me

Five chewed-up stockings

Four broken window candles

Three punctured ornaments

Two leaking bubble lights

And the Santa topper from the Christmas tree.

On the sixth day of Christmas my puppy gave to me

Six yards of soggy ribbon

Five chewed-up stockings

Four broken window candles

Three punctured ornaments

Two leaking bubble lights

And the Santa topper from the Christmas tree.

On the seventh day of Christmas my puppy gave to me

Seven scraps of wrapping paper

Six yards of soggy ribbon

Five chewed-up stockings

Four broken window candles

Three punctured ornaments

Two leaking bubble lights

And the Santa topper from the Christmas tree.

On the eighth day of Christmas my puppy gave to me

Eight tiny reindeer fragments

Seven scraps of wrapping paper

Six yards of soggy ribbon

Five chewed-up stockings

Four broken window candles

Three punctured ornaments

Two leaking bubble lights

And the Santa topper from the Christmas tree.

On the ninth day of Christmas my puppy gave to me

My wreath in nine pieces

Eight tiny reindeer fragments

Seven scraps of wrapping paper

Six yards of soggy ribbon

Five chewed-up stockings

Four broken window candles

Three punctured ornaments

Two leaking bubble lights

And the Santa topper from the Christmas tree.

On the tenth day of Christmas my puppy gave to me

Ten Christmas cards I shda mailed

My wreath in nine pieces

Eight tiny reindeer fragments

Seven scraps of wrapping paper

Six yards of soggy ribbon

Five chewed-up stockings

Four broken window candles

Three punctured ornaments

Two leaking bubble lights

And the Santa topper from the Christmas tree.

On the eleventh day of Christmas my puppy gave to me

Eleven unwrapped presents

Ten Christmas cards I shda mailed

My wreath in nine pieces

Eight tiny reindeer fragments

Seven scraps of wrapping paper

Six yards of soggy ribbon

Five chewed-up stockings

Four broken window candles

Three punctured ornaments

Two leaking bubble lights

And the Santa topper from the Christmas tree.

On the twelfth day of Christmas my puppy gave to me

A dozen puppy kisses and I forgot all about the other eleven days.

‘Twas the night before Christmas and the kennel was still

Here’s the cute little Christmas story that makes its way around all guide dog schools this time of year. If you have a guide dog, I’m sure you’ve heard it…and if not, well, why not? lol

Merry Christmas and Happy New year to all handlers and those furry pups!

‘Twas the night before Christmas and the kennel was still,
The dogs asleep after eating their fill.
The Labradors curled up and quite snug in their beds,
With visions of edible goodies dancing in their heads.

The Goldens and Shepherds sprawled out on the floor,
Some twitched in their sleep and continued to snore.
The dog food was stacked neatly in the feed room with care,
With the scent of dog food swirling in the air.

The kennel cat lying on the cool window ledge,
Surveying the dogs as they lay on their beds.
Something was different, that little cat knew.
Tonight something would happen, it had to be true.

Before the trainers packed up and started for home,
They wished us all, “Merry Christmas!” in a merry tone.
The dogs sensed the joy during the training and walks,
The trainers were much happier and eager to talk.

In the mall working through the maze of people and stores,
We saw decoration and music and distractions galore!
The dogs pranced along without worry or fear,
But some balked at the man on the sleigh with the fake looking deer.

The cat sprang up when he was startled by a sound,
From a loud “Whoosh” in the air and a jingle around.
It reminded him of a dog’s collar when the animal shook,
But this sound kept on growing. He’d better go look.

From the rooftop came a noisy thump and ker-plunk,
The kennel cat scampered to the Christmas tree trunk.
A jolly old man in red appeared from the chimney,
Standing in the kennel gazing at the wonder in glee.

The dogs still so quiet, all sleeping so sound,
As this man dressed in red tiptoed in and around.
He patted the cat as he walked past his spot,
And made his way to the trainers’ empty coffee pot.

A brown German shepherd sat up not quite awake,
Followed by a Golden with a mighty loud shake.
All of the dogs jumped up making a loud noise.
In spite of the rumble, the jolly man kept his poise.

After preparing the coffee pot, it started to brew,
He sat down on a chair and took in the view.
Dogs all around him, spectacular in breed,
He knew well their jobs, the blind people they would lead.

The dogs standing up and barking quite loud,
Quieting down after a chorus of howls.
The man dressed in red laid a finger on his lips,
And with a twinkle in his eyes, he silenced the yips.

Gazing at the dogs in training he started to talk,
“Hello my pups, I’m Santa Claus”.
Turning to fill his mug with coffee and cream,
He said, “I’ve always wanted to stop here. It’s been one of my dreams.”

The cat peeking out began exploring Santa’s sack.
“Yes, little kitty, that’s an empty pack”.
Santa smiled as he looked into the dogs sparkling eyes,
Deep brown ones and gold ones held wide in surprise.

Some of the dogs he remembered from last year,
In their puppy homes, cute and full of holiday cheer.
“I didn’t bring you presents or bones for you to chew,
I’ll tell you something better, what you are going to do.”

“You are working hard with trainers who deeply care,
Giving you praise and correction, gentle and fair.””
You’ll go many places and face many strange things,
You’ll ride buses and subways and hear fire sirens ring.”

“You’ll See cars drive close to you, but you will stand tall and strong,
Not moving into danger, not moving toward wrong.”
“Just when you think that this trainer’s the best,
Once again you’ll be faced with another of life’s tests.”

After you learned every lesson your trainer can teach,
It will be time for your trainer to turn over the leash”.
“Your new friend will be someone that is blind and can’t see,
Your guide work will help them walk independently and free”.

“Some are visually impaired and can see just a tad,
Most of their sight is missing and their focus is bad”.
“Your training as guide dogs will replace their eyes,
You will work as a team facing challenges that arise”.

Santa sipped at his coffee and looked over the brood,
Knowing what he had to say next might sound a bit rude.
“Not all of you will do the work of a canine guide,
Your time here isn’t wasted, you won’t be cast aside.”

“Some of you will be a service dog for a person with different needs,
Making their life so wonderful, happy and free”.
“Your work is so important, People wait on long lists,
To receive such good dogs as you, the school folks insist.”

When the last drop of coffee filled Santa’s cup,
The jolly man turned smiling at each wide eyed pup.
“The best gift of all is to give something back,
That’s why there’s nothing for you all inside of my pack.”

Finishing his coffee Santa visited each pen,
Petting and scratching each dog again and again.
“Next year and many more after this magical night,
Your gift of guide work will replace someone sight”.

“Each day you’ll guide your new friend along the way,
Noticing harm you’ll step out of the way.”
“You will travel the cities and find new ways,
With the Masters harness in hand day after day”.

“Your master will love you and treat you with care,
And remember your training and trust will always be there.”
“The bond you share will be special and strong,
Like a new puppy or the tune from a song”.

After the last dog had been petted and softly soothed,
Santa put away the coffee pot and made ready to move.
Up to the roof top he rose quickly high above,
With a smile and a wave as he slipped on his gloves.

The dogs peered out the window as Santa flew out of sight.
They heard Santa say, “Merry Christmas to all, and to all a Good Night”!

Author Unknown

Off to Petawawa, the sick adventure

Finally, James and I are off to Petawawa later this morning to start our holiday that was suppose to have started on Saturday. Sadly, that didn’t happen. Why?

Well, on Wednesday evening James and I started feeling like we were coming down with something, a cold of some sort. No big deal. Whoops, very big deal, come Thursday morning James came down with a wicked high fever. I could boil an egg or 3 on him. He even cooked the bed, whew hot stuff. So I spent Thursday making sure he drank and got rest and Friday morning his fever went bye bye. He wasn’t completely back to himself, but he could at least stand without falling over.

Now for the bad news on why we couldn’t leave on Saturday. James got better, I got worse. So worse that I was puking every 10 minutes, couldn’t hold down liquids, medicine, food, nothing. It was absolutely horrible. I had the death bug so I come to calling it. There was no way in hell I was traveling like that. So why I was either curled up in bed or visiting the toilet Gods, James was speaking with Greyhound to change our tickets to Monday, (today).

But guess what, I’m still not better. This damn thing won’t leave me alone. I think it’s come back for round two! Any solid food I try to eat, toast, fruit, my stomach says screw you and back to the toilet Gods I go. *grumbles* At least this time I can drink if I’m careful. so I’m really hoping mom has lots of soup at home since I can trick my stomach into taking that since it is liquid, right? Man I hope so. I haven’t had anything to eat really since Thursday and I’m tiny enough as is. I can’t afford to lose more weight and I’m extremely weak now. I can barely stand up long enough to do the simplest things without being wiped out. This is definitely not good.

Anyways, this plans to be a very long 2 hour trip today and unlike last time, I’m not looking forward to this trip.

Oh yeah, someone suggested that maybe I’m pregnant. Ha if so, this is a cruel way to let me know it and the poor baby hasn’t had food since Thursday either. The horror of it all! Go away bug, now now now!!!

Anyone want to loan me a bucket?

The miserable sick Cat

The start of 2013

Happy New Year! Welcome to 2013!

how did I bring in the new year? It wasn’t by getting drunk. Nope instead I spent it playing monopoly over at rs games and first getting my butt kicked by James but I’m not out yet. I’ve remembered how to um actually play the darn game and I now give him a run for his money before he kills me, *smiles*

But, today is not just New Years. Nope, today is also the 6th month anniversory for James and I. can you believe that? I can’t. Six months like just flew by. It seems like we just met and just started dating. Where in the heck did that time go?

2013 is already starting out to be a great year. If you’ve read my other posts then you should know that we got our dream house and move at the end of the month.

We’re hoping for some other good luck things to happen this year so I’ll just keep my fingers and toes crossed.

So anyone care to share how they brought in their New Year? Did you get drunk and seriously imbarrass yourself? Come on, don’t be shy share some stories with me, *smiles*

Cat

Holiday with the Homuth’s

Snow snow snow, there’s snow everywhere!!

To start off this great family time I had a snow fight with James and he lost, *smiles* He kept threatning to throw me into the snow bank, yeah right, never happened. He’s just a sore loser, ha!

My first Christmas with James and family and I heard this quite often, “James, that’s it you have to get rid of her.”

*csmiles* That was dad everytime he found out that once again I like something that he does, deviled eggs, corn, bacon and lets not forget his leather jacket that I said I’m going to run off with. I mean how can I not feel loved after all that, eh?

If that wasn’t bad enough dad said I must go back South when he heard that I stopped celebrating Christmas.

*sniffs* What’s a girl to do?

*chuckles* Christmas Eve Kevin stayed over with his dog Dexter and slept down in the basement. he was sleeping quite peacefully down there on Christmas morning, that is until everyone started waking up.

We did the usual routine feed and let the dogs out to run around in the snow and burn off some energy and then come back in and tear the house apart, lol.

Well, at some point Noah went downstairs to investigate which is where Kevin was sleping remember.

Hey Kevin, did we forget to tell you that sleeping is not allowed around Noah? *smiles*

Noah nicely wakes up Kevin by plopping his big head on top of him. “happy morning Kevin!”

I got to meet more of the family that I missed last time we were here since I was sick then, and guess what? i wasn’t even nervous this time. Funny thing is, James forgot that he actually didn’t introduce me to one of his aunts and uncles before, tsk tsk, *smiles* I think he’s getting old and forgetful. Should stop all that drinking.

Whew, never been around so much cigarette smoke though in my life. My poor head.

We all had to pile into the car to go on these visits, and damn I’m glad to say for once that it’s a good thing I’m tiny. Kevin, James and I had to squeesh into the backseat and it definitely was a tight fit, *smiles* But, but that wasn’t the worse part. No no, dad had to go and let out the smelliest fart right as he got into the car. *gags* Whew, that smell stayed in for at least 5 minutes. Where’s the gas mask, the air freshener!

I think dad’s is even worse than Kahlan’s grandpa’s, whew!

Now for the gifts. I was still a bit uncomfortable since I don’t know the family that well and didn’t get anyone anything, but also my first Christmas thing so yeah. But I know for next year, ha!

Anyways, I got a very beautiful bracelet from James that just like the necklace I won’t take off unless I have too. A jewlery box that I absolutely love and can stick a picture in. As soon as I find Kahlan’s picture I’m going to put it there, some house shoes that looked very warm, but sadly need to get a bigger size and James and I got a Starbucks gift card, yay! That was a good thing since the money on my card just ran out, ha.

Now this trip is coming to an end. We are off for home tomorrow, but the best thing of all is we get to sign and view our dream house, *jumps for joy*

This has been the best holiday ever. I love you James and the rest of the Homuth family!

Cat

Petawawa for the holiday

Let the holiday begin!

James and I made it to Petawawa today to spend the holiday with the family. What will this be like for me?

Well, it will definitely be different. It’s not my family, but I now consider them my family even though I haven’t known them long. That’s a good thing right? Hmm, well, they consider me part of the family so I guess it is. Definitely a bit nervous since I don’t know if I’ll be seeing other members of the family that I don’t know yet. *hides under the bed*

But hey, mom remembered that I love pears and she had some here for me this time. That definitely made me smile and was unexpected. Now will there be ham as well? I surely hope so, turkey, bleh!

Jim is suppose to come home tomorrow and that will be good. Haven’t seen him since Thanksgiving the last time we wre here.

Hmm, I see and talk to mom more so not sure If Jim would be ok with me calling him dad or not. *ponders* I call him that to James, but not to him yet like I do with mom, Betty. *confused, nervous* Ah well on with the fun.

Now to figure out how to lock James out of the house so that I get all the pumpkin pie and he gets none, ha!

Whatever your faith please have a safe and happy holiday.

Cat