Monday, November 2, 2009

No picture post

Sorry I don't have pictures with me. I am slacking off at work. :P

Status update on the girls
  • Hester: the fur on her paw is slowly growing back after being shaved from the wasp nastiness. I still have the occasional escapee wasp get in but this time they are coming via my closet with butts up against the front door of their original entry. However I think I have eliminated the wasp issue.
  • Enid: She still is the diligent of kittens on wasp duty. She immediately lets me know if we have an intruder. She complains the loudest that I don't let her eat her kill or mine. She still loves to bite my Dad and run around the house like a crazy thing.
  • Togetherness: Both girls have become the all-night snuggle bunnies. I don't have room to roll over. I think I need a bigger bed but then they will take up all that more space. I enjoy the snuggles and the early AM purrs and head bumps. Doesn't matter if I haven't gotten much sleep I am always willing to dole out loving pets and scratches. However when I am sleeping I don't appreciate the cleaning of my face....Enid! (Enid: What?! You were dirty and it is my way of giving you kisses! So there.) Now the bad news. Yes, there is bad news. This house has been dramatic in all kinds of ways. The latest is the house has fleas which means the girls have fleas. One flea left a nest of baby fleas on Hester's chin and ate away some of her fur. Poor baby. I have been using Advantage on the girls but I have to kill the fleas in the house. Round three with exterminator coming up! I feel like such a bad care-giver for these girls. Know this - I am trying!
Story before I sign off and getting back to work

Setting: 2 am. Snoozing with beautiful cat ladies (they will always be kittens though).

A clicking sound awakens me. Something starts pulling on my pajama top. First thought is "Someone is in the house and trying to get me" My eyes pop open and quickly try to focus on the danger. Danger is Enid with my pajama button in her mouth trying to rip if off. The look in her eyes says is all - "Wha?"


  1. Poor Hester - first the wasp, now the fleas. She just has no luck. Hopefully things start to turn for the better with the house.

  2. Try putting mint oil around where the girls sleep and litter pan. Mint oil seems to repell fleas. I use Dr. Bronner's Peppermint Oil Soap on the cats when they have an infestation. Good luck! Oh and pj buttons are definately on the "ok to kill"list.

  3. oh no! Good luck getting it cleared out.
    And yeah, pj buttons are fair game... drawstrings from pj bottoms are too, btw :)

  4. Oh, Red, please don't think you aren't a good caregiver for the girls! You love them. That is obvious. All the rest will get sorted out. Hang in there! We've all been there - expecially with a new home and all of the unpleasant surprises they can hold...

  5. ROFL! I have a king and wake up hemmed in and stiff! Yeah, and it's just the kittehs and me!

    And fleas happen... don't feel bad. Even human friends can bring them in. Good luck in the fight!

  6. Red: none of us ever doubted for a second that you are nothing but a dedicated and loving caregiver for Enid and Hester, stuff happens.

    All night snuggle bunnies, how sweet! And it sounds like those pajama pants were just asking for it.

  7. The nest of fleas on Hester's chin, was her chin red and inflamed with a black dot in the center of it the area? And the black dot eventually came out leaving a small crater? Cause that could be feline acne.

  8. Emeraldrb6 - no it didn't look like acne and in that spot originally I caught and killed the flea having fun there. I did think it might be acne but alas it is not.

  9. hubblespacepaws - OMG! My BFF were talking about your new cat furniture. She is trying to guilt me into building one for the girls. All I can see is "Kawabunga" leaps from Enid and Hester on to my head.

    My mother suspects my aunt who watched the girls from time to time is bringing in the fleas. For my part I dunno.

  10. Hopeing that Hester gets better and that all the ucky fleas are gone soon!

    Charlemagne and Tamar


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