Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Curious Kitties

These two have been crazy!  I think they've been working on reestablishing which one is the alpha cat, so they have been fighting more.  You can see in the second picture that there is a tuff of Arien's hair from them wrestling.  They definitely know how to get into trouble, but they still love their time cuddling with me and each other.

Tuesday, October 12, 2021


Kira hide from me when I had the camera out, but I caught Arien being cute.  😊


Wednesday, July 21, 2021

My Pretty Kitties

Life has been a bit different without Beren.  I noticed that the cats quickly started playing more and more, especially out in the living room.  Beren used to stop them if they were running around too much so without him policing them, they've been going nuts.  Arien has been bugging Kira more than she used too.  She intentionally chases and attacks Kira more.  Kira has been way more cuddly, even to the extend of getting aggressive about it if I don't stop what I'm doing to show her love.  Both are seeking more attention that they used to be able to get from or direct towards Beren.  Obviously we all miss him.  All in all, I think we are all handling this new stage in our lives about as well as can be expected.  We bought a bunch of puff balls, and Kira has been so so so happy!

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Goodbye Beren

 After years of waiting for a dog, I didn’t think when I finally got one, it would be for less than 5 years.  But after getting Beren and hearing the diagnosis of Ventricular Septal Defect when he was only a couple months old, I didn’t know what to expect anymore.  Truth is, in a lot of ways, it’s been a rough road for Beren and for us.  Last week we said goodbye, and I held him close as he was put to sleep.  Beren’s life never was very normal, especially for a Border Collie.  He was a great dog, forever studying me to learn my routines and patterns.  I’ve never seen a dog think the way Beren did.  I talked to him a lot, and I could reason with him.  He understood me so well.  Since he was blind in one eye, he liked to lean on me and stay close to me while I worked.  He pretended to be bold, but he was more of a scaredy cat.  Even though he wasn’t loud, the house seems so much quieter now.  I really miss him.

Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Expressive Arien

Arien is a very expressive cat.  It's really not that difficult to tell how she is feeling.  Normally her expression is a bit annoyed.  Hahahaha!  She's definitely the spoiled baby of the house.  😁


Tuesday, February 9, 2021

New Pics

I'm back!  Haha!  I am not sure why it took me months to get new pictures of Beren, Kira, and Arien or why I ended up waiting another month to actually post the pictures, but here we are.  😅  I think these are worth the wait.  I mean just look at how fluffy and crazy and cute they all are!  😍  I love these dumb dumbs even if they sometimes drive me insane and keep me from sleeping.  😂