April 4, 2012

miss kitty

Hey everyone,

to go along with the “where have i been post” we finally just miss kitty back yesterday. She was gone for 9 days while she was receiving radiation treatment to kill a tumor. So far so good, kitty cakes is feeling a lot better. Since she is still a mutant kitty, we can only pet her for half hour a day and have to scoop her litter box while wearing gloves. This might not sound that hard, unless your cat is glued to your lap constantly & sleeps at your face.

So far the first night was spent with her scratching at the bedroom door and squealing to get in, it pretty much broke my heart. Funny enough though the tumor was in her throat so her voice has changed now, it’s a much lower pitch and not so blood curdling. THANK GOD.

A little back story on kitty cakes for those of you who don’t know me, i found kitty on a website here called petfinder. It’s an orginization that works with shelters here to take photos and write bios of all of their pets. I found kitty on here in 2008 and for some reason i was oddly attached to her despite her not having a bio written up. It took us a couple of weeks to locate her because she has been trasnfered from shelter to shelter. Once we finally found her they let us know that she doesn’t come out of her cage for anyone and she’s incredibly timid. As soon as i opened the crate she came and instantly walked in to my arms. It was at this point the shelter staff pretty much approved my application regardless of my info and we took her home. She was pretty skinny and not eating for the couple of days so we took her to the vet (she really didn’t like car rides). At this time we were young (we still are young) and pretty broke. We spent what then felt like a fortune running tests on her wondering if we’d be able to afford it and finally determined she had an illness, we quickly took it under control with some medication but as she grew older the medication seemed to stop working thus leading us to the radiation therapy that seems to have done wonders for her.

Back to her hating car rides.. we were unaware of what happened to kitty in her previous home we were pretty much told she was found as a stray & they had no info on her. We had noticed that aside from turning in to a horror show in cars, she had a really hard time jumping on things. She usually just walks up to whatever object she wants up on turns around, looks at us and meows. It’s worked pretty well, we just lift her up and she meows when she wants down. Turns out her previous owners attempted to get rid of her by through her out of a fast moving car window. I’ll never understand this happening to ANY animal, but especially kitty. She’s just the sweetest, most loveable cat ever. She had to broken back legs and had road rash all over her frail little body. She had eventually scoured under a tree where the spca thinks she went to die alone but a passerby found her.

I’m happy to say that she’s found her forever home with us & she knows how to love people again. She’s not shy at all anymore and welcomes every guest that comes over by sleeping in their shoes. Despite her incredibly first (but long) start, it’s amazing to see how she’s overcome the abuse she’s put up with and not to sound like a crazy cat lady, it motivates me to make the most out of my life as well.

We’re (well, more so just me & beefy) so thankful to have this little super model home again, i missed my little shadow.

April 2, 2012

where have i been?! + some instagram

Hey everyone,

i've been away for a few weeks, i took a surprise trip to kamloops to see some family that i really needed to see. recently we've had some huge things happen (things you just don't talk about on your blog) that really remind you to bring your family back together. Being with them was the exact kick in the butt i needed to remember to be a better person & your family is your family. your only family. people can be added in to this family, and unfortunately some people choose to leave your family but it's always the ones you least expect that will be there for you in the end. it's rather strange how it works really.

when i got back from said trip, i came to find beefy had eaten the internet. ( he chewed the ethernet cord, and though i work at a communications company i was too lazy to grab one from the front desk).. so yes, this is where i've been, with family and lazy.

In other news, i will be updating this week! currently jonah and i are on the hunt for a new sofa that we so desperately need! enjoy some instagram pictures of pretty skies and spring!

March 11, 2012

Things i loved this week.

Hey everyone!

I thought yesterday was friday, but quickly realized i was a day behind on my blog. I decided since i was already a day behind i might as well make it two. Normally i schedule these posts but i had a busy week at work, so it just didn't happen.

before i continue, let me just fill you in on the recents. we finished out button tufted ottoman that we made out of a coffee table, i'll post the how to later this week! I got my hair re done yesterday, i started going to a new hairdresser who i'm very happy with but she's on vacation for a month, so i went to the same salon and a different stylist. This was just supposed to be a touch up and my roots, she forewarned me that there were a few copper parts that just didn't take so well but looked like "highlights"(which i found weird because i've been doing this colours for 1 year.. year and a half). I got out of the salon at 6:02 PM and they closed at 6:00PM so i'm fairly certain she just wanted me out, these are random spots she legitimately just missed. i'm so terrible at complaining, i feel bad and i don't want to hurt their feelings. normally in this case i would go to the drugstore and dye my hair black and call it a "new look" but when you pay $130 for your roots and brightening the ends, you don't expect it to look like a raccoon tail.

I guess i'll have to give them a call when they open, wish me luck.. i'll probably straight up vomit as soon as they answer. /firstworldproblems.

now, for the things i loved this week.. i'm just trying to get away from the "house and home" i drool and obsess over so much, mainly because i start following through with these things i love and spend far way too much money re doing the place each year.. but sometimes it just doesn't work out.

side note: I think all of us tattooed artsy girls love nautical themes, i've been looking endlessly for a nautical themed bathing suit, since i can actually wear one comfortably this year, but i can't find a cute one for the life of me. send me some links if you know of any :)

1. i just about died over this ship diagram found at iscreenyouscreen. 2. this dreamy, whimsical feather watercolour from jodyvanb 3. this funny cat print found at popcapopca. 4. this pretty owl print found at corid. 5. this hilarious bulldog bride & groom found at millerseye