2016 Start

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Happy New Year!
I hope everyone’s start to 2016 was a good one. I spent most of the first resting and reading, but we did go out for a couple of hours to survey the flooding in Valley Park. The waters had gone down some, but, as you can see in the photos below, there’s still quite a bit under water.

Flooding in Valley Park, Missouri

Flooding in Valley Park, Missouri

Flooding in Valley Park, Missouri

Flooding in Valley Park, Missouri

The rest of my evening was spent snuggling up with this cute kitty below.

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Goodbye 2015

Taken by Katie

There’s still a bit of 2015 left to go for me, but many of my friends are already in 2016, so happy new year!

2015 has been a difficult year for me and those around me, so here’s hoping the new year will be much better for everyone. I’m sure most have heard about the flooding going on here in Missouri. I live quite close to the affected areas, but luckily we live on higher ground, so we’re fine. My roommate went out on Wednesday morning to see the rising waters and take a few pictures and you can view them here – Historic Flooding in Valley Park, MO.

Ending my last post of the year with an update on the little calico (pictured above) from the previous post. I’ve named her Sogo and she’s doing much better now. She seems to be fitting in well with the others, though she’s still cautious around them at times. She seems to be happy here and that makes me happy.

Paw Prints in the Snow

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Snowing again today and I’m stuck here in a cubicle when I’d rather be home snuggling with the cats. At least I have that to look forward to after work.

Rio had her first little trek in the snow last week. More like a few steps, as she was on our deck, but I’m not sure she liked it very much. She left these cute little paw prints for me though.

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I think she’s more of a watching the snow fall kind of kitty rather than a prance around in the snow type.

Also, signal boosting this for a friend of mine. Her kitties experienced a strange, unknown-as-of-yet illness, which resulted in a very large vet bill. Both kitties seem to be doing fine now. If you can either contribute to help them out or just spread the link, they’ll appreciate it!
Meeko and Winston

Winter Spring

DSC00563It’s been the usual crazy weather winter. We go from winter to spring and back in one week. It’s a wonder I haven’t gotten really sick with all the weather change! We’ll be back to warm weather this weekend though, so I’m looking forward to the nice days. I’d like for spring to come and stay for longer.

Yesterday evening, we had a good bit of snow, so I was able to catch Rio watching it before she realized I was taking her picture. She’s funny about having her picture taken and acts like we’re trying to snap her soul from her or something. Anyway, she still seems to be mesmerized by falling snow, while the boys couldn’t care less. They just want to lounge on their humans and steal their warmth.

Two more days..

Two more days! Then I can whine about having to wait a week between episodes..haha.

Anyway…Happy April!

It’s finally starting to feel like spring around here. It seems like it’s going to be a rainy month, but I’d rather have rain than snow and ice. Also, I’m looking forward to seeing the sakura trees around here in bloom again. Once they are, expect to see many pictures of them!

Enter March

"I'm watching you, Minion. Now, get up and feed me."

“I’m watching you, Minion. Now, get up and feed me.”

 
March felt like it snuck up on me, much like my cat in the morning, only it was nice enough not to pounce on me with 14 lbs. of weight. However, it brought a load of snow with it, so I’m not very happy with it yet. Once it brings me Spring all will be forgiven.

Even if it’s still cold here in Missouri, I’ll have a break from it next week. My roommate and I will be heading down to Florida to visit my family and a friend, so I’m hoping the weather will be nice while Katie and I are there. I know it’ll be a lot warmer, but Florida tends to be a little too rainy when I visit. Instead of Disney World, since we went there last year (twice even, but two different countries), we’ll be going to Epcot, so I’m looking forward to that! I haven’t been there in over 10 years if I remember right. I’ll be sure to take and post my trip photos! Maybe even in a timely manner.

Warmth?

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It seems like we finally have a break from the cold weather! It felt nice yesterday and, even though it’s raining today, it’s still warm, so I’m not complaining. However, it wont last because another cold front is coming through, so it’s going to get cold and snowy again. Spring needs to get here faster.

I give those around me permission to smack me if I ever start complaining about the heat when we get into Summer.