Thursday, March 19, 2015

Challenge Walk MS

I've been away from posting because Mom and Dad have been busy walking -- first training for a 3-Day, 50-Mile walk, then doing the walk. This is their third year walking in the Challenge Walk MS 3-Day 50-Mile walk. The first two years the event was in Charleston, SC. This year they walked around Savannah, Ga. It was their first time in Savannah so they were very excited to explore a new town.

Jeni carrying the flag
Mom and Dad walk for their friend Nikki, who was diagnosed with MS about nine years ago. (Well, they started walking for her, now they walk for Nikki and so many others.) Mom got to carry the Challenge Walk flag for a mile of the walk, which really meant a lot.

Tybee sunrise
They had to get up bright and early every morning, beating the sunrise each day. Here's the sunrise at Tybee Island the final day. It was a beautiful place to stay and visit.

Cat friend
Dad met a bunch of cats along the walk. This one was really friendly and Dad got to love on him for a minute while Mom had a blister looked at.

Cat friend
Dad tried to get a good picture, but this was about as good as he could get. This guy was loving the attention, and walking in circles all around Dad asking for some love. He was a mix between my orange and Maggie's tabbiness.

Slow kitties at play
Charleston was more of a dog town, and while there were plenty of dogs along the walk, Savannah felt a lot more like a cat town to Mom and Dad.

Tybee Lighthouse
There were so many wonderful sights along the walk. This is the historic lighthouse on Tybee.

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This is Mom at the final mile of Day One of the walk (21.5 miles the first day). It was a beautiful walk through a canopy of trees. Mom and Dad were told this was in a scene in Forrest Gump. It is the Wormsloe State Park.

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There were some zombies at one of the rest stops, too.

Finger foot
The zombies provided "finger food" and brains.

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Mom and Dad also saw the Oscar Mayer Weinermobile!

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Be careful, because you might get attacked by sharks on Tybee Island!

Shark attack!
Dad got attacked twice!

Chickin Lickin
On their way home Mom and Dad found a restaurant for us to visit (if we're ever willing to go for a long car ride).

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Maggie's collar

Maggie's collar went missing about a month or so ago. Mom and Dad were convinced that it was in the garage and would turn up on a nice Spring day when they pulled everything out and reset the garage. But tonight Mom found it, right there in the closet where they should have seen it, except it was in my other favorite box so it was covered in Jasper fur, and also usually covered by Jasper. But we've all got our collars back on, except me because I am a master at taking mine off. Maggie's is the most important so we're warned if she's about to pounce, which she does often.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Kitty Cat Nap Time

OK, Kitty Cat Nap Time is almost all the time, but there's a particular time in our house when we all decide it's a good time to nap, and it's usually around 2:00 in the afternoon. We all retreat to our favorite spots and chill out.

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Maggie has lots of spots, but on cold days like we've been having lately she really likes the heated cat bed. I'm in my favorite box. You can see how Mom and Dad put the cat bed beside my box in an attempt to lure me out of my box and into heated luxury, but come on, look at that box! I'm pretty sure this doesn't count as us snuggling, but it might be the closest we've come to napping together in some time.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Small box, no problem...

Dad ordered new blades for his razor from Harry's (he really likes them ...) and they came in a little rectangular box. It was a tiny box, but Maggie didn't care.

Small box, no problem...
She was determined to get in the box. She tried for a minute before Mom just opened the box flat and let Maggie sit on it. That still counts, right?

Thursday, February 12, 2015

We got a Nano Bug for Christmas. It is like a robotic bug that vibrates around the kitchen floor. We had another one that never really got our attention, but this one has a fuzzy purple tail, and we really like to hunt this one.

Maggie and Huggy Bear investigate the Nano Bug
Here's Maggie and Huggy Bear investigating the bug. Huggy Bear is really drawn to purples and pinks for some reason, so he was all over this guy.

Huggy Bear gets the Nano Bug
Huggy Bearin action -- whapping the tail to check things out.

Huggy Bear hunting the Nano Bug
Of course, no hunt is complete until you put your mouth on it. Huggy Bear got a little excited and almost ate the purple tail, so Dad put it away on an old bread in the kitchen. We usually ignore that table, but Huggy Bear wouldn't be denied, and continued to look for the bug and found it on the table. Dad eventually had to put the bug in a drawer and give Huggy Bear some treats for all his hard work.

Our bug came from Target in the cat toy section, but they have other versions with the kid's toys too. If you don't have one, I highly recommend getting one.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Where else should she sit?

Since Mom's laptop wasn't available Maggie decided to sit on her iPad instead. It only makes sense, really.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Walking to end MS

Mom and Dad have a good friend who has MS. Their friend Nikki was diagnosed about nine years ago, and while she has been doing well recently, it has not been the easiest journey. Several years ago, Mom and Dad started joining Nikki for three mile MS Walk events in Marietta, Ga outside Atlanta near where Nikki lives. Three years ago Mom and Dad did their first 3-Day, 50-Mile Challenge Walk. They did the same walk last year, too, and this past fall they biked 100 miles over two days with Bike MS.

They are gearing up for their third 3-Day, 50-Mile walk, this time in Savannah, Ga. So far, Mom and Dad have traveled 227 miles and raised over $7000 for MS research and patient services. Well, it's fundraising time again, and while I don't do this often on the blog, I wanted to put the request out there for a little support. Mom and Dad each have to raise $1500 to participate in the 3-Day walk. This is one of their favorite events, but the fundraising is so challenging (more challenging than the 50 miles, for sure).

Any support is welcome and greatly appreciated. You can click here to donate to Dad, or click here to donate to Mom. (It's not a competition ...)

Thank you so much! We love the support we get from our amazing cat friends!