Goodbye 2015

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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.

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My roommate set up this gofundme page for the little calico kitten that we’re currently fostering. I’m posting this here in case anyone would like to help out in any way. Any help, be it a donation or sharing this, is greatly appreciated!

Calico-san’s Vet Bills
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After sleeping most of the night, the kitten seems to be feeling much better, so taking her to the vet to get checked out was definitely the right call.

Forest Park in Autum

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Last weekend I tagged along with Katie over to Forest Park for another photo assignment she needed to get done. I actually hadn’t really been over there to walk around before, so there’s another place I can mark off my list. It’s lovely there in autumn, though it was super overcast that day. Here’s a few shots that I took.

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I had Mamo-chan with me again. I really like how the colours in this one turned out.

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The STL Science Center is nearby, so of course I had to get a shot of the T-Rex.

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After we left that location, we headed over to The Muny to get a few more shots. We didn’t get to take as many there though because there were too many wedding parties getting photos taken.

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I look forward to going back there again! Hopefully next time there will fewer big groups of wedding parties.

Ending this with a Rio since it’s National Cat Day.
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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

Phantom Phriday Vol. 9

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Phantom Phriday Caturday edition since I forgot to push this post out of my drafts yesterday. Oops.

I may or may not have mentioned it here before, but the youngest kitten and ruler of the house, Rio, absolutely loves  cat cubes. So much that we have to replace them every month because she loves them too much. Even the one we got for her a week or so ago is already looking battered.

To see a cat cube go rolling across the living room floor is a nightly occurrence.

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IMG_8311She also has a habit of jumping into a cube before rolling it over to attack things, so I call it her armour.

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Bonus picture of Phantom having a chat with his new friend

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“Feed me, resin child.”

Happy Fri-Weekend!