Monday, June 23, 2014
Miss Kitty Here Today...
I don't know what has happened to us...
We don't run anymore. We don't chase each other anymore.We don't play anymore and our toys are never out to play either...what is wrong with us?
I think I have the perfect answer to that question Miss Kitty... "Could it be because of all the treats Izzy & Ino manage to come in contact with?"
You know, those very same treats that Ino claimed they happened to have "FOUND" them!
Now, all of you are..."TOO FAT" to do anything but lay and sit around...If you want to start playing again...Stop raiding/opening the cabinet doors and helping yourselves to all the treats!!! Especially Miss Izzy.... lock picker!!!
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Hello, Miss Kitty here with you this Lovely Evening...
I was porch sitting with mum earlier and now as you can see I am relaxing in bed where it is really cool.
Izzy and Ino are with mum in her room... this gives me the chance to get to the keyboard. Oops, I almost forgot how, it has been so long!
Oh, see how my fur has grown back...dad says I am his "Pretty Girl" again! Purrrrr...
Guess What? Miss Kitty has surprise for you too...
Thursday, June 12, 2014
On the Baths...
It looks as if you are half & half about Ino's bath! What she failed to tell you is the three of them sneaked outside when their sister Daun came over and forgot to secure the door!
Izzy is a master-escape-artist with door handles, they got out and went for a hike in the neighbor's yard...one street over! We had the hardest time getting them back in!
Ino was the one, because she's the lighter color of the 3, got into the fresh dirt I'd dug for my flowerbeds and rolled! She's easy to convince with bathing...but Izzy and Miss Kitty are fighting tigers...I'm still trying to catch them...yeah my bed is getting all the dirt from them...LOL!!!
I spent the day trying to finish cleaning up
the porch and front lawn. My neighbor gave me a thumbs up when I finished... as if!
I have done too much and now I'm slowing down with back pain...not pretty!! I keep going...slowly, because I don't want to give in to the pain...that's when I get in trouble and can't do anything for weeks!
What can I say, you have to do what you can to make it nowadays!!
I pressure washed it, now I need to re-stain the rockers. I'm tired of waiting on help that never comes! I can't understand folks now...
you are paying them and they still won't come... when they do...the job looks as if Izzy Ino & Miss Kitty had a hand in it when they are trying to get back at me... haha!
I've taken up enough of your time...I'm really thankful for this time on the keys...do you have to fight, as I do in this house for ... everything!!! I think I need to put my foot down...ha!
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Hey to everyone...Ino here again! I sneaked in to post today because...I am in a, how do you say it..."PICKLE!"
Look at me...do you think I need a bath! (taken Sunday)
Mum is running me around the house to get me in that water! I Hate Baths...but she says I will feel much much better if I get some of that dirt and tongue juices, (yucky) off my fur!
I don't see any dirt! Do you see any dirt on Ino! No because there is noooooo dirt!!!
Isn't it enough that I have to sit for her to use that dumb brush on my fur. She is always messing up my "Do"...
Can you help me buddies and Mum's?!!!
Ino need you now....
Friday, June 6, 2014
When Mum told me today is Friday...I could not believe it!
Is it me or, are the days driving fast by us?
Well, we could not live another day without putting some cool air in our rooms. I tell you, I didn't know what was happening to me until she did so...Meow!
Talk about hot, and those fans were not working at all! Izzy tried to see what were their problems but without any success. I told her to put that screwdriver away before she cause even bigger problems...they drive me crazy with their mischief!
(they are always getting into no-no things!)
Now, the house is so cool and cozy we slept all morning until snack time. Mum has to go shopping for camera stuff one of these days to get new photos of us. She said you wouldn't want to see the same picture. So, I dug this one up from the computer. Don't you think she is pretty?
From the old house, mum found the children's books from their library but some were scorched...a lot of them were burned. Her library is gone too! She was so sad because some of them were old and she spent years collecting them...She said they were all priceless!
Izzy and Miss Kitty just came into the room... they are meowing and trying to take over the keyboard so, I'm going to say good-bye...Meow!
Mum says to say hello for her and she loves and miss you all! She says to give all the fur-babies a big hug and kiss from us!!
We wish you all a Happy Happy Weekend...
From All Of Us And, Mum-&-Dad too!
Monday, May 26, 2014
Good Day to Everyone!!!
How are you today...Miss Kitty Izzy & Ino with you today...Mum said she needed to get some pictures of us when we settle down. We are so excited that she is home...we are all over the place!!
Ino jumped on dad's head and Miss Kitty had a cat fit and torn up the kitty room. Mum says dad's head is hot because we are so hyped... what does that mean?
One of the reasons why we are so happy is.. what you see below... Yep, she cooked Miss Kitty's favorite...mac-n-cheese!!!
Just before she put it in the oven to bake...
While the meat finishes up, mum put the mac-n-cheese on the plate to take this pic. Eno and I (Izzy) thought it was meatloaf she had in the oven...we soon found out it is... "Greek Chicken"... olives and all!!!
Mum said "meatloaf next time", and we're not going to forget it...when that stove goes on next time its..."MEATLOAF"... Yeah!!!
Oh, hum...I mean...MEOW!!!
See you next time...
Izzy & the others (hee-heeee...)
Saturday, May 24, 2014
All of You!!! It is so good to be home...Thank you all for your loving comments and staying with us through all our troubles!
My brother-in-law was discharged and they are on their way home after several stops. I rode home with my sister and we got home ahead of them. He is now waiting on a heart transplant! We all suffered a shock from this one! However, we have held up well, trusting in God and many prayers.
I have missed being with you and our furry friends..we hope they have been well. When you hug them today...give them hugs from us too!
This is a holiday weekend so hopefully I can get a little R&R...I am exhausted!! Izzy brought me up-to-date about her posts and was so sad dad couldn't visit with you because of work!
I still have much to do in the old home putting aside thing and giving to those who are stopping by to ask.
I feel so bad because of the condition of some things they ask for, but it doesn't matter to them especially if they can fix repair or wash away the ash, etc. You never know...and you think you're having it hard, right?
Take care and have a peaceful and restful weekend...
Love to you all,
Loretta and family...
Saturday, May 17, 2014
We have missed you much! How have you been? I'm so happy to be here with you again!
Mum told us some of our friends have had some bad weather just as it was here. We have kept you in our thoughts and Dad put the weather station on and we kept a watchful eye wondering if you all were well.
IzzyI've been sitting here waiting to type a post and was so happy when dad said I could. I have to tell you, Mum could not work at the old house because of the rain, but she has been busy.
Our uncle L J went in the 'copter way up to New Orleans. They dropped him at hospital and dad said he is in CCU because of bleeding inside and a bad heart! Aunt Pat is there alone so mum, granny and my other 3 aunts went to be with Aunt Pat. Dad said uncle L J is critical sick.
Dad said mum will break soon from so much
pressure (I don't understand)... Miss Kitty Ino & me worry. We want her to come home so we can keep her from breaking. Dad said she will be okay...she's strong woman!!!
Next time we want to show you how mum play games with us.
Happy Easy Sunday....
Izzy Ino & Miss Kitty
Saturday, May 10, 2014
Sunday, April 27, 2014
Hello Everyone, Ino here with you this evening.
Have you had a nice Easy Sunday? I sure hope you have, and I want to let you know my day has been just super great!
I've had time to sit and contemplate about a number of things because I found a very private spot without any intruders.
Sisters Izzy and Miss Kitty have spent their day taking it easy...napping the day away. Mum spent the day with us...cooked us some mac-n-cheese with Kitty's favorite... Meatloaf! Izzy and I agree with her...Mum can make some goooood meatloaf...
She brushed us several times and tried to clean our teeth...our fighting and scratching didn't deter her, but she was not pleased with us afterwards. She called us "wild barbarians"...Izzy and Kitty asked, "what's that?" And giggled a lot because it sounded funny...silly girls!
We are so happy Mum spent the day with us and what a lovely day it has been...after all, Easy Sunday is the best day of them all!
Sure hope all of you are having a Wonder Day Too!! Now I'm going to nap...I'm sleepy. Bye for now...meow!
Monday, April 21, 2014
Good Morning, how are you today? Izzy with you now. I am so glad to be the first one of us to post on the blog because it has been a while for us!
I'm waiting on Ino to come in the room...she's been pouncing on the two of us since very early in the morning. She's upset with us because mum only spent a little time talking with us and eating breakfast together before she went to the country house yet again!
She spends so much time away from us now and we miss her much, she's explained why but sometimes we need her here to cuddle! Mum let us see the pictures she's taken but I could only get one from her.
She said the hardest part is picking through the ashes. This pile is from the large ceder chest and in the throw away pile. If it didn't burn entirely, it had burn spots and can't be used.
Bedding curtains, comforters, towels bath sheets etc., all gone!
I'm just as sad as Mum, because we didn't get the chance to go to her family home for a visit.
We are all doing well she wanted me to tell you...my sisters and I are so happy mum have all of you! We purr much when she talks of you and tell us about all your comments. Miss Kitty & Ino have spotted me here and now I have to run.
Have a Great Monday,
All The Girls...
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
We suppose you are thinking all sorts of things about the folks behind the scenes here at. "She Spoke To Me"...
Please don't...for my three girls have done so and have been quite vocal about it too! But, as the sign says above...I am, really I am, forging ahead daily!
Weather conditions here have been the biggest problem... rainy stormy...just awful weather! We woke today with temps in the low 30's...freezing just above us, and it has been windy and cold all day! What is with this unpredictable weather? Health wise...I'm a mess! But, I'm forging ahead trying to deal with all that must be done.
If I don't get back with you as often as I have been in the past...please know this is why. I'm still sifting through the ruins and ashes...it takes time trying to salvage things... especially when I pick something up that belonged to one of my children, then, I have to fight back the tears trying hard not to completely breakdown...I haven't done so yet...It was such a huge loss, however...I'm forging ahead!!! In a hurry have to go to Services tonight so I might have mistakes...
The girls send their meows & purrs but mostly saying how they so miss you all...
Wishing you all a pleasant & peaceful weekend...
Loretta, Miss Kitty Izzy & Ino
Sunday, March 30, 2014
Good Afternoon Friends,
Miss Kitty with you today...I suppose I've gotten carried away with having my sisters posting each time. I just don't know how to explain it because I am still so happy they are here. The playing time in itself is fantastic...not to mention sharing and spending time together!
"I just don't know why she took this with me in mid-air! Has to be a head thing!"
However, I know it is time now to get back to work as mum puts it! She is still working on the computer...but if you should see that ole' virus sign it could be because she needs more work done. She said she has Norton... someone mentioned it.
Her drivers need updating...(drivers? What are drivers and why are they in mum's computer...I guess I need to ask Ino, she'll know, she knows everything!!!) But I'll have to wait because those two are sound asleep!
Mum shouldn't have said anything about Easy Sunday!
Now, I'm going to my fave place and start my easy Sunday... Hope you all have a great one!!!
Thursday, March 27, 2014
Hello Friends Miss Kitty here...I thought I'd post in between my washing up and cleaning my nails, hope you don't mind my doing so.
Mum said her computer is acting up again...she got a message from one of our friends saying a virus was on our site.
Well, Ino Izzy and me tried to sniff it down so we could throw it out but that ole' virus must have hid from us, because these three noses didn't find it!!
Mum said to keep looking and we would get it soon. She says we're having a virus catcher coming to help us so we'll catch that critter soon.
Take good care and wish us well finding that thing because mum is worried she said it could be a hum-dinger!!!
Purrs from Us...
Friday, March 21, 2014
Hope you are/can enjoy Spring too...
From: Miss Kitty Izzy Ino & Mum... Happy Spring!!!
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Thanks To All!!!
We sure hope you all have been well! The girls are very upset with me because of my lack of posting...
I am so tired up with insurance agent adjuster etc., until it is almost impossible to get "anything" else done. I'm now trying to find help with bringing down the shell/house and cleanup...
Still working with Fire Marshall and trying to secure a complete release, code inspectors, etc.
I've gone back and forth sending information and faxing papers, etc., and I'm still sending even today. Where when does it end!!
Just wanted to let you know we are here and this is what's going on...we hope to visit more soon/when possible!!!
Until then...Have a Great Week!
Izzy Ino Miss Kitty & Loretta
Saturday, March 15, 2014
I'm so tired from wrestling with Miss Kitty, as you can tell by looking at my appearance...that girl never tires...
I have to run fast and jump on top the entertainment center to get away from her! She's not a high jumper, but the girl loves to wrestle and play! Wow-whee, today is Caturday and time for a nap...have a nice...ZZZzzzzzzz...
Friday, March 14, 2014
Good Morning Friends
I don't know what it is about Mum's kitchen but I love sitting on her countertops. I heard her calling for me and I didn't make a sound...on no, here she comes...I hate when she disturbs me in my favorite hiding place.
"Ino where are you? I know I saw you come into the kitchen. Where is that girl?"
She's looking on top of the refrigerator, now on the washer and dryer...I love sitting on the dryer when she's using it because it is so warm. Silly Mum...the dryer is cold now!
Oh no, she coming to the cabinets again!
"Ino, I have looked everywhere else so you have only one more hiding place..."
She's coming closer...oh now she's moving the toaster oven. Now the can opener...she's almost here...I'm in big trouble...She's moving the toaster...omc...she's here!!!
"Ino there you are...I knew you were in here...what are you doing behind there...mummy told you not to..."
Oh not the dreaded warnings again I hate it...Yes I know all that stuff mum, but I love love the hiding places up high.
"Now you go in your room and climb your tree and shelves..."
Yeah yeah I know...I'll be a good girl...yes mum...sheesh, she does go on-and-on, I'll be good...until I get another chance...then I'm going back there again...I-love-it!!!
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Good Evening, I couldn't figure why these two girls were so
bored today. They didn't want to play with their toys or, play chase with Miss Kitty.
Izzy sat on my bed with such a sad face...each time I would talk to her she would only look my way.
Ino was the same as she sat on my sewing storage. She was so down-and-out!
So, Mum to the rescue!! I went into the kitchen and started preparing what I knew would perk them up..."Fried Fish Cakes"! Look at Izzy in the second pic and Ino in her second pic!
When I yelled, "Fish Cakes Girls" they came running!! I found they loved them when I cooked them for supper one evening. I changed the ingredients and added only baked trout or white perch with a whipped egg in a little milk to bind the cakes together, added parsley flakes, a pinch of salt and black pepper, then drizzled olive oil over mixture and stirred to bind. (Not for us only them.)
I shaped the patty then fried in a medium-high frying pan in either canola oil or olive...I used olive. (If fire is too hot lower the temp.) Cool, break in bite size pieces and let them have it!! (Miss Kitty is not as fond of them so I'll have to give her just plain fish.)
I call this a 'treat' however they don't have it often because of the egg even though it is cooked. I don't have to tell you how much this changed the moods and the movement in the house, right? No more boring day for those two...
Monday, March 10, 2014
Ino has been purring a lot lately. When I went into their room today I couldn't believe how she'd rearranged my curtains around the corner shelf. I went ahead and removed my poor doll from that spot and now, she is always there.
I've wondered why she turned wild cat on my doll pulling out her hair and roughing her up. Did I miss something? Did she tell you why she did it?
I wonder about this young lady...seems she's developed this queen like mind-set...look how she's draped those curtains!!!
Do I detect a hint of Cleopatra? Lol!!
Friday, March 7, 2014
Today has gotten away from me with having so many errands and doctor's appointments.
Hope you all have had a good one. The girls are upset with me because I was gone so long. Izzy, of course, is walking her figure-eights and meow like crazy because she wants to post.
Ino and Miss Kitty are sailing around the house having cat fits and knocking over everything in sight! Lovey & Amanda are whining to go potty and for a snack. The phone is ringing...
Oh my, what's a body to do!! We got so far behind because of the fire then, the insurance adjuster lawyers and investigators I haven't had a chance for personals. But, I have good news, seemingly, our worst legals are being settled...in our favor, and the others will follow suit!!!
Can you imagine...his folks, coming out of the woodwork screaming foul play and trying to have me arrested for his death, and he destroyed my home!! We think the suit was filed the day after his death...we are so glad the law
prevailed! But, I am deeply sadden that he is gone....it was a horrible way for him to go.... something I would never wish on anyone. I have not, and I will not have any ill feelings against my son-in-law Bless him!!
I need to get the gang settled in so I'll see you later or tomorrow. Thank you for stopping by, and to our new followers...thanks so much for following us...we appreciate your being with us...hang on it might get a little bumpy. lol!
Wishing All of You A Lovely Evening...
Loretta and the Gang
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Look closely and you'll see Miss Kitty's coat/hair is still growing in...it has been difficult trying to keep her from her habit of over-grooming and hair pulling. It covers all over, but now needs to grow out. Let's hope it continues to do so!!
Have a Great Wednesday Eve...
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Izzy Has planted herself and commandeered the keyboard today. I could not remove her from this spot with her grabbing everything in sight. She said it was her turn to post and she was not leaving ... so, this is what I'm seeing as I type. Lol.
I'm looking out of my windows and doors seeing the sheets of ice from the rain last eve without much complaining, because i know our friends up north are going through so much more than this.
For us here in Louisiana, it is a big deal because we don't see this often. Schools were closed because the streets and roads were hard sheets of ice.
This is out our back steps going down to the garage, as you can see it is a downward walk.
The roof of the garage is completely white and the girls are fascinated by it from the windows.
Our front lawn is also an incline and iced. I know where I'll be for the next few days, I don't ever go outside when the weather is like this ... risking another fall would be awfully bad.
We have another night of this and cold, then rain again. What weather we all have had this winter!
I would be remiss if I did not tell you all how much I have appreciated your wonderful comments, prayers, love and concern during our time of loss. Each time I'd read them I would always find just the right words to give me solace and strength to help me and my family, especially my Mum.
Of course the pain is still there, but I can cope so much better now because of friends like you!
Thank you all Dear Friends! Wishing You A Wonderful Tuesday!
Loretta & Family
Monday, March 3, 2014
Miss Kitty with you today...have you missed me?
Well, I tell you...I have missed you too! It is almost impossible for me to get near the keyboard when my sisters almost come to blows over it daily...meow.
Instead of going through their drama, (Mum's words) she will not allow either to have the keyboard. (Do you have to act lady-like to do so?...new to me too!)
Good news for us (Purrs)...Mum got out of bed today showered and dressed! She told us she'd had enough...it was time to buck-up! Oh no...we have to hurry and clear away toys then, hid other things under the bed! Ino staged a food fight with kibble last night...it is everywhere!
The curtains are torn, the blinds are askew, paper shredded... our room is a mess! We can't possibly get it done before she comes in... Hurry!
"Izzy get back there and guard the door!" M Kitty.
"Meow, shut up M...you don't tell us what to do!" Izzy. Miss Kitty still clearing away things ignored Izzy for the moment.
"But, I do!" Ino said. "Now get back to that door and pull your load...lazy butt!"
"I'm telling Mum..two against one, no fair!" Ino.
Mum listening in: "There is no doubt about it, I have missed my girls!"
Hello... and, I have missed you all too!
Have a Great Evening...and if all goes well, I will be back Tuesday...
Big Hugs & Lots of Purrs,
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Hello, I love posting on our blog...for me, it is an intellectual outlet where I can share with you my feelings about things. One in particular... that blasted doll!
I know, this again you're saying... I don't want any of you to think that I am an extremist concerning this problem, far from it! Rather, I love things to be in its place. I don't like disorder although, I can create it with the best of them. That darn doll was DISORDER...it had no place in our room!
Therefore, if you would look closely behind me, you will see I have finally dealt with this 'thing' that has driven me to wild actions ( do you see my hair?) That ole' gal really put up a fight but, being the wildcat that I am...I fought her accordingly...she didn't have a chance...not up against me! I have a wild- cat side that I have to keep held down but, when I need it... it fights to be released and I can't contain it any longer! Mol!!
No more sleepless nights for me...laying awake wondering if I should do the deed, or not! Well, it is done...I have promptly dealt with it in a manner befitting ...Ino...that's me of course! My fellow feline & canine buddies would have been so happy with the techniques I used!
Now, I need to let you know...my mum has really had a hard time with all the events that developed with us. Actually, doc threatened to send her to hospital... of course, she protested strongly wanting to stay home with us. He allowed it with stiff stipulations NO VISITORS PHONE CALLS & COMPLETE BED REST! Mummy was emotionally drained.
Dad is taking good care of her...no one else says doc or he will admit her in hospital! Now, we don't have anymore visitors... good!! Amanda and Lovey says they are so happy because they hate our doorbell ringing all day.
Mum says hello and she's feeling a bit better...she misses you all! She will be back when she can; they have put all legal matters into investigators and lawyers care. They are sure is will be sorted and mum will be fine legally.
Thank you all for your prayers and our furriends for their purrs whines and woofs... we love you all!!!
Now, Ino will go back to her fave spot...after I chase Miss Kitty some more!!
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Sunday, February 16, 2014
I'm sorry this may be a long post as I've had lately... I trust you will understand and read between the lines as to the heartlessness we are faced with...
I don't know where to start...it was a week yesterday when this tragedy happened but it is still bitterly raw in my heart. I think if I can just get the images out of my mind's eye and the realization from within, I would be able to function so much better.
I've had to endure so much lately but, I know time and Prayer heals all. Dealing with my daughter and granddaughter has proven to be the biggest challenge. Willie's remains are being cremated since the fire was so consuming and the Memorial is scheduled this coming Saturday because his family had to make arrangements to be here from Florida.
We learned the fire started in the kitchen from the stove...it was said he was cooking. They thought he was still in the kitchen but was found in the den. From there it has been all speculation.
What I can now tell you is... they were living in my Mom's home that she'd given to me, and my belongings were still there... everything important!
James and I downsized into a home in the city and we planned to keep the country home for those in the family who came to visit. It was an ideal arrangement and the family was so happy with it until...my daughter didn't have anywhere to live.
Reluctantly, we opened the doors to this home until they made arrangements...this was three years ago. Now...
Material things is how I view the lost and I think God we had insurance. I just don't know what will happen to them without saying too much or being over critical.
Why is it when things happen you see the raw ugliness and greedy side of people? This is what's tearing my heart out and it hurts more than anything that has happened!
I'm so sorry, but I'm afraid I'm going to have to ask for your prayers once again...to get through what we will be faced with in the future... seemingly, legal & court!
The girls are certainly enjoying their easy Sunday and hope you are too!
They send their Purrs to all of you...
Saturday, February 15, 2014
Ino with you again on this mild and windy evening. I thought I would help mum out and post for her...she has been busy busy with the insurance adjuster and paper work all day.
First, I want to share my window-watching experience with you. I thought my sister Miss Kitty was a bit nutty sitting at this window hours at a time and staring in one place.
Silly me...I learned it has advantages. Now, I've been sitting here for a long while too. Those thing mum call birds are fascinating!
She told me they were captivating and they are...so are all those leaves blowing falling and skipping across the yard. This is all so new to me! How did she know I would love this too? Did she tell Miss Kitty and Izzy about it too?
Dad just told me the curtain will come down on the stage in 15 minutes so I'm going to sit very still and watch with anticipation as this black bird comes closer to me. I can just reach my paw out and touch it...but not today, I want to keep watching before I think about catching it in my paw. You think I can?
Oh, I almost forgot...mum said she will be here tomorrow to let you know about what is going on. Well, until then, I still have some time left...ohhhh, I want to touch it so badly!
Happy Caturday Everyone!
Thursday, February 13, 2014
Good Evening Friends,
Here's hoping all of you are well. I know the weather on the east coast has been horrific...
please know you all have been in our thoughts and Prayers.
We are all doing as well as can be expected but what I am so Thankful For This Day is... all of the arrangements have been taken care of!
People in the community have been so very generous... what an overwhelming feeling of Joy & Contentment we have! In this small town our family is well known by all, and that in itself made the greatest difference. They came in groups with their arms and hands filled pocketbooks and wallets opened.
I cried as they reminded us of the things we'd done to help them and how our Dad was the most generous man they'd known. You tend to forget about deeds done, at least I do.
They mentioned how this now is the opportunity for them to pay in kind. How Blessed this family is, and how our Dad is still remembered after his death over 30 years for his kindness and generosity!
I would like to take this opportunity to Thank All of You for your words of kindness and encouragement, and how you expressed them in a way that brought solace and gratitude to us at our time of need. I will always remember each and every one of you...
With tears of Gratitude & Appreciation I Thank You from the bottom of my heart...
With Warmest Regards,
Loretta & Family