You can’t blame the cat

… for letting loose a panic pee across your bedding after you fished her out from underneath so you could gently stuff her into the carrier for her checkup appointment.

Picture this as one of your vacation days of your Thanksgiving week, during which you arrange appointments and social engagements with less stresses surrounding work.

She is an old girl of nearly 16 years.

She is my daughter’s cat.

She had her booster shots for her vaccinations, more protection now that she can venture outside in her yard.

She has become a bit of a wild child.

Go ahead. Rub my tummy.

I am double vaccinated and am testing my social situation exposure by going out more. There will be no wild child behaviour from me.

I look forward to seeing my daughter when she visits for “Emergency Thanksgiving” in November.

Thank you for stopping by.

T

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Warm fuzzy thoughts for Canadian Thanksgiving 2021

We are celebrating our first Thanksgiving in our new home.

It will be a quiet yet tasty celebration as we acknowledge the Pandemic restrictions and advice.

The geriatric Tabby Cat still brings us joy and amusement as she appreciates the benefits of her new home, the yard and the opportunity to guard it from the furry neighbourhood boys.

The Tabby Cat keeps watch for intruders in her yard

She will reach 16 years in November. We are impressed and thankful that she has lived this long and she survived the move this Spring.

She is costing me dearly with vet bills for her checkups, preventative maintenance and now, laxative powder that I have to mix in her wet food twice a day. The final product is rewarding – and impressive in size!

Tabby Cat is waiting for the treat

The human servant got in some Thanksgiving writing this morning. The cat didn’t make it on the list of things though 😀

Thanks for dropping by and not disturbing the kitteh.

Have a happy and safe Thanksgiving.

T

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Venturing farther from home

It was a restful, productive and otherwise quiet weekend during this pandemic. The high point was when we put a new collar on the cat.

She enjoys her new home, a house with stairs and a yard. The human servant is elated to have our own laundry facilities instead of relying on the communal laundry room that presented concerns about cleanliness and building security.

The cat has been enjoying her new porch and yard, the feel of grass under her paws after ten years of apartment life with only a balcony to the outdoors. She has also discovered gaps under the fence where she can squeeze through and explore the common yard before her humans have noticed. Being a plump old girl of 15 years, she doesn’t jump higher than two feet these days, not like the neighbourhood boy cats who like to visit her yard with intentions to say “hello”.

Posh Tabby with her new rhinestone studded collar

I think the rhinestone studded collar gives her a sense of stylish authority as she observes her domain from high vantage points or hides behind the porch steps to ambush and chase the furry boys out of our yard. It’s quite the entertainment!

Staying close to our own community

We don’t let her wander far without supervision.

Her human housemates are still staying close to home during Step 3 of Ontario’s reopening roadmap during this COVID-19 pandemic.

Being introverted personalities anyway, we are in no rush to join crowds at restaurants and theatres. We continue to work from home and only venture out for necessities or walks through nearby nature.

We had our first jab of the vaccine in June and plan to get the second one by the end of summer. One dilemma is waiting to get the same flavour as the first jab or believe the advice of health professionals to get the other MNRA shot. A friend mentioned that if you mix the brands, you won’t qualify to travel on some airlines. Well, it’s not like I’m in any hurry to sit in a tin can of recirculated air for two or more hours.

Gradual progress

We recently accepted single visitors to our home, masks on while inside for a quick tour then masks off while enjoying refreshments distanced on the porch and little yard. It felt so good to see family and friends “in real space” again.

How about you? Are you keeping within your bubbles and not taking risks with extroverted, crowded activities? I really don’t want us to go through a fourth wave and having to experience variants of this horrible virus.

Thanks for stopping by. Stay safe. Be kind.

T

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