Archive for the ‘Louie’ Category

Dear Rocketman:

November 28, 2012

 Dear Rocketman:  Have you noticed a difference in your clothes since our return from South Korea? 

 Every time I put the clothes on the bed to iron, I find Louie making a home in the midst of the pile.

                            Caught you!  I pick him up and move him to another part of the bed.

Only to turn around from my ironing to find this again and again.  I give up and hope you don’t mind the added cat hair to your work clothes.

He Who Has Brought So Much Joy

November 8, 2012
I couldn’t find Louie anywhere this afternoon.  I looked in all of his usual haunts: our bed, my craftroom chair and the sliding glass door where he soaks up the sun.  Then I looked at the family room couch and found this little face staring back at me.
 

Here is a closeup.  We’ve had Louie for 8 1/2 of his 9 years.  I know that the promise of tomorrow is just that, a promise but I do treasure every day I get spend with him.  We love you Louie!

New Flooring in the Kitchen!

October 6, 2012

Sean, our contractor, knowing how anxious we are about finishing the kitchen worked the weekend to start on the flooring.  We went with Alloc because of his recommendation and also the durability of it.  I have a habit of dropping things like cans.

                                                       This was the old 20+ year old flooring.

Louie was hiding upstairs most of Saturday and Sunday while Sean was here.  This is a shot of the new flooring.  I think even Louie likes it!  Sean got a lot done but still has a lot more to do and we are number two on his list.  He worked the weekend only because he knows how we just want this kitchen to be done.  He’s one busy guy.

Saturday morning I was on the computer in the dining room with Louie on my lap when we both heard Sean’s car door slam.  I lifted Louie up to put him down and he panicked.  Being a declawed and three-legged cat, he only has claws on one paw and wouldn’t you know as I tried to put him down so that he wouldn’t hurt himself, that claw came up and took a nasty swipe at my face.

He got me twice in the lip and once on the cheek.  I ran to the bathroom for Kleenex and answered the door a bloody mess. I explained quickly to Sean what had happend and went upstairs to get a damp cool towel.  It would not stop bleeding so I went back downstairs and put some ice in the towel and went back upstairs to lay down for a bit.  The bleeding finally subsided and I was glad.  I did not want to have to go to the hospital for stitches.

I haven’t taken a picture of my face and won’t because I really don’t want to gross everyone out but let’s just say that I’m laying low for awhile.  It’s not a pretty sight.

Happy Birthday, Louie!!!

August 15, 2012

Happy 8th Birthday, Louie! We could never imagine all the joy and laughter you have brought to our lives.  We love you so much even when you woke us at 5 am this morning meowing like there was no tomorrow to tell us you were hungry.

Summers with Louie the Three-Legged Cat

July 9, 2012

Louie LOVES to be on our deck and he found a way to get onto the deck without me even knowing he is there.

He made his own little opening while we were living in South Korea.  He can go in and out at will.  Although I don’t open the sliding glass door until I can keep an eye on him.  We did have a wolf in our backyard one time.

This is one of the reasons he loves the deck….chipmunks!!!  He also loves to watch the birds at the birdfeeder.

It’s one of his favorite things to do.  He will meow and meow at me until I let him out even if it is raining.  I’ll let him out in the pouring rain and he runs out, only to run right back in.  He also doesn’t care to be out if it’s too hot.  If it gets up into the upper eighty’s or ninety’s or even 100’s, he doesn’t stay out too long.

And by the way, Rocketman did buy some screening material to redo the screen door but we just don’t have the heart to fix it right now.

It Begins With A Pendant

October 13, 2009


Most often a maedeup project begins with a pendant. I found this pendant on Etsy and fell in love with it. It is made by Lilly Allen Designs. The pendant is a Christmas present for my mom and has each of our names along with our birthstones. I used black cording because it goes with everything.


Making gifts is a great way to practice maedeup and the design possibilities are infinite. You just have to remember to use enough cording. My Korean maedeup teacher was so precise with figuring how much cording was needed for a project.


Here is a picture of the entire necklace.


I looked out this morning and saw that my grill (which was off at the time) was steaming. It was the strangest sight and I’m sure there is some physics explanation that would be way over my head. It was just something that made me go hmmm.


The tale of the three cats continues. There are still raging hissing matches from time to time so I was shocked to walk into the room to discover this sight. Louie is in the middle keeping an eye on the other two.
The good news is I got a full night of sleep without any interruption.

A Tale of Three Cats

October 11, 2009


There’s been a lot of hissing going on around my house lately. My daughter and son-in-law recently put their house on the market and asked if we would watch their kitties until their house sold. It’s hard to say no to your kids when they are grown (it was much easier when they were young) so of course I said sure.

My only concern was that we already have a cat, Louie, who has his own set of weirdness. He has always been terrified of everything so most of the day is spent under our bed. He could be the poster cat for the term “scaredy cat”. How would he react to two additional cats? Would he ever come out from under the bed? Would the two other cats pick on him?

I glad and proud to report that Louie has found his backbone. He’s not letting the two new kitties push him around and he is letting them know regularly who the Alpha male is. The picture above is of Louie (on the left) and Finnigan.


I’m one proud mama to find my Louie hissing and standing his ground with the hair on his back standing tall. I’ve even found him to be the aggressive one. The only problem I’ve encountered is that I’ve been awoken a few times to cat fights going on under my bed. It’s hard to get back to sleep after being awaken by two angry kitties.


I worried that Louie would be at a disadvantage since he is declawed and the other two are not and he only has three legs (I’ll tell that story in the future). I was wrong to worry. He has risen to the occasion and isn’t taking any guff from the two visitors.


The other kittie is a female, Meesery (or something like that) and she stays out of it most of the time. She prefers to spend her time eating me out of house and home. I am going through a bag of cat food a week with her around. She eats constantly while the other two barely eat at all. Louie will occasionally get in her face with a few hisses from time to time just to let her know too who the boss is.
The following picture is not for the squeamish so you have been warned.

This morning I woke up to the strangest sound. I thought it was the wind although it didn’t sound like anything I had ever heard before. I fell back to sleep for awhile but finally decided it was time to get up. I went into my bathroom to find this! Ewwww. Louie has never done anything like this so I knew it was probably Finnigan.
The new kitties also like to walk all over my craft table. Now I admit that my table is not organized and is covered with stuff. I do try to keep it clean but when I’m in my crafting zone, the table always looks like a tornado came through. I find containers of supplies have been knocked over even making it to the floor. I could get mad but it has been a good excuse for me to take the time to clean it up.
We are supposed to get 2-4 inches of snow overnight and for once I hope the weatherman is wrong. We rarely got snow in Korea and when we did it was usually just a dusting. I never drove while we lived in Korea so I know that my winter driving skills are rusty. I’m just going to hang around home tomorrow and referee the cats.