Monday, 29 September 2008

Meezer Monday

(dedicated to my sister, Stormie)

Today I am remembering just how dainty my sister was, and just how much she loved chicken. This following video was filmed about 3 weeks after Storm's second bout of feline lymphoma returned; she had started chemo again but her appetite had disappeared...however, Meowmie tempted Stormie with her favourite chicken and we witnessed The Return Of Chicken Face in our household once more! Meowmie literally had tears of joy running down her face when Stormie'a appetite returned and she ate's just such a shame it didn't last...

My new 'friend' Timmy is not at all dainty when he eats; he scoffs and gobbles his food up very quickly, making piggy-snorty sounds as he hoovers up his food - it's almost as if he doesn't believe he will ever be fed again! Storm and I always used to share our food bowl, even if Meowmie put out two bowls we would eat from the same one. Since Timmy's arrival I have tried, on a number of occasions, to share a food bowl with him but he is just not ready to share, so for the first time in my life, I have my very own food bowl.

Since our big fight a few days ago things are a little calmer; we play chase every day, usually when we have just woken up in the morning and when Meowmie gets home from work in the evening. Timmy still does most of the chasing. Timmy seems a bit more relaxed and even purred last night when I was sat 6 inches from him - that is a first! He is still a bit moody though and is definitely not ready for cuddles yet - we have managed to sleep next to each other a handful of times but it is usually with our backs to each other!

Oh...we know it's a bit early but we would like to draw your attention to the beautiful Christmas Cards that Siamese Rescue are selling this year - click the link on the right at the top of this page. All profits go to caring for Siamese cats in need - Timmy was one of these until my Meowmies gave him a home. There are currently around 10 cats...and a couple of ' the South East UK branch of Siamese Rescue (with many more across the country) which need medical care, feeding, housing, and general looking after...and we all know how expensive looking after cats is! If you want to help Meezers then please purchase some Meezer cards to give out this year! Thank you xxx


Niko and Cloud said...

that is a wonderful video of your sister. I am glad things are getting better between you and Timmy.

Cheysuli and gemini said...

I am glad things are going better with Timmy!

We love that video of Chicken Face!

Sabrina, Sam and Simon said...

Ohhh Castle, it was so heartwarming to watch that video of Stormie, it put happy tears in our eyes! At least you and Timmy are trying to work things out, and if a few spats are what you need to pave the road to some sort of serenity, we sure hope it works! That is just the way us kitties have to deal with things sometimes, we know that for a fact!
Hugs, purrs and headbutts to both you and Timmy,
Sabrina, Sam and Simon

Kaze, Latte, & Chase said...

That reminds us of how wonderful Storm was. Gosh we miss her!!! I'm happy to hear things are going better with Timmy. You two sleep closer than Chase and I do and I've known him for 2 years.


Daisy said...

I love seeing Stormie's pretty face again.

Harley is a big chow-hound, too! He gobbles and wolfs his food down as fast as he can, while I just pick at it.

HRH Yao-Lin said...

Dearest Castle

I am so sorry I haven't visited in sucha long time. It is all the fault of the stupid lazy human slave who seems to think yoga is more important that blogging. Whatever.

Anyway, I love that video of dear Storm, I recall the return of chicken face with some clarity, having followed her blog avidly.

Also, I am sorry that you now have a brother to torment you. I have to admit, Timmy looks a lot like me and appears to have my cattitude. I wouldn't bet on him not hissing at you - he looks like he might just be a grump like me! I am sorry for this but I salute your calm demeanor in the face of a moody siamese cat. Not something to trifle with, as well you know.

Good luck and welcome to Timmy who just might be a new face twin for me!

Lots of love

HRH Yao-Lin xxx

Camie's Kitties said...

We are glad that you and Timmy are getting along so much better. We hope things steadily improve between the two of you. That is a wonderful video of Stormie. We miss her as we are sure you do also.

Tiki, Tavi, Cody, Camie and Miss Jade

Princess said...

Hey... what is wrong with an exuberant eater... heh. I love food.
I liked sharing with Caesar but he never got much, he was a nibbler.
Pierro and I eaat different foods. I have old lady foods and he has allergy boy foods.

I loved seeing the video again.
I miss Stormie and Caesar. I think about them often. I think they are hanging out together. they were both just easy going sweathearts.
Pierro is okay but he is not to be trusted.

I am very happy to know that Timmy is calming down. Transitions and adjustments take forever sometimes.

Purrrs and much love to you always, Castlepants <3

Mickey said...

Castle,it is nice to see Storm ,even if only on video .
I hope Timmy will be a friend at some point. I think you would like that.
Don't give up hope :)
Purrs Mickey

muffinmidi said...

Hi Castle,
It's really hard to adjust to a new home. Timmy probably thought his foster home was his furever home. No wonder he's nervous and grumpy.Afer i thought I found a new home and instead got dumped again it took me a good three months to warm up to my people.And I was a lot younger than he is. Of course now I'm very attached to my people.I hoe things work out for you.

Black Cat said...

It was lovely to see the Return of Chicken Face again, even though it brought a lump to my throat. It looks like you and Timmy are working things out ::crossing fingers:: :) xxx

Parker said...

Stormie had the best chicken face ever!
Timmy sounds as if he's starting to turn the corner! I hope you get to snuggles together soon!

Isis said...

I must say Stormie did have the bestest Chicken Face I've ever seen, although my brother Ramses is a close second! ;) Honestly he's always hungry for chicken, well so am I, but I'm more ladylike abut my needs and desires! :)

It's great that you and Timmy are playing now and that you're also getting a little closer to each other all the time! :)

Currently we're working on trying to improve Abyssinian Welfare, not that it isn't good already, but improvements can still be made to make things better. We think it's vitally important for breeders to back their breed clubs welfare schemes as you have pointed out it's expensive to look after these rescue cats until they find forever homes like Timmy has with you... Keep up the good work! :)

X x

snowforest said...

We hope things continue to improve between you and Timmy ~ have fun playing the thundering herd ~ we play it in the mornings most often..

Aoise said...

The future is certainly looking calmer for you and Timmy. I'm sure you will end up snuggling together before too long.

Sunny's Mommy said...

I'm glad it's calming down some between you and Timmy. I loved seeing Stormie's chicken face video again :-)