Whiskers and worries

I apologize for being so silent lately! The past couple of weeks have been some of the most terrifying in my life as a Cat Mom as Sugar, my sweet kitty, nearly swallowed string. I want to start by saying everything is now completely fine with Sugar and this is a happy post written in celebration! I wanted to share my journey as I think it’s important we share and learn from others’ experiences to keep our furry babies safe and happy.

I’m not a veterinary expert so these are just my experiences. I found reading these types of stories while I was going through this to be triggering so this is just a warning that if pet sickness bothers you, please don’t read any further.

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What’s been blooming with me in May!

Hard to believe a whole month has passed in just a BLINK! Here’s one of my monthly catchup posts to see what I was up to, and some of my favourites for the month!

I’ve been spending a lot of time catching up on my 2020 mood blanket! As a recap, it WAS to be knit a square a day to match my mood for last year. Life got a bit loopy naturally, and I dropped the project for a bit. It’s over 3/4 done now, and I should be able to ACTUALLY finish it in a few weeks!!

I have SO many other projects I really want to get to (need to get back on track with the craft everyday thing!), but I’m focused on getting my rainbow on and done first.

Celebrated Mother’s day virtually again! My parents live out of province anyways, but we’re under really tight lockdown restrictions in Manitoba at the moment so no in person hugs. YET!

Came across this picture of me and mom many, many years ago. 🙂 Her hair is a perm here which is funny because it’s my exact real hair. Who would’ve known?!

Made delicious cinnamon rolls for World Baking Day on May 16th! I used the Easy Cinnamon Rolls recipe from Sally’s Baking Addiction, but swapped out the dairy and eggs for vegan equivalents and dumped in a pile of sprinkles. They were absolutely FABULOUS!!

The weather is really heating up outside and the cherry blossom and deer friends have come to play! Trying to sneak out every chance I get and capture moments like THESE:

Sugar the kitty had a big scare in the middle of the month and nearly ate string from box packaging. I was able to pull it out of her mouth (in consultation with a vet) and she’s 100% okay and happy as can be. But they were some of the most terrifying days of my life. Will be doing a post to share the scary “tail”!

Hug and love your sweet pets constantly! <3

And lastly, the biggest moment of the month – well year! – I got VACCINATED! I am looking forward to getting my second shot in the next few weeks, and then plenty of hugs and happiness to come!

If you haven’t yet, please get your shot to help others. It takes only a couple of minutes and then we’ll soon be back to doing what we love with the people we love.

By the way, these super kawaii masks are from Blippo Kawaii Shop! :3

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Now for some favourite things this month:

What I’ve been watching: I’ve been on a Star Trek kick! Every couple of years I started from THE BEGINNING with The Original Series (the one with good ol’ Captain Kirk for all of the non-Trekkies) and attempting to do a full walkthrough of the series while I’m still working from home. I am, in fact, a gigantic geek. 🙂

Eating: Two Rivers Flavoured Coffee Pods for Keurig from Amazon & homemade Cinnamon Buns

Video Games: New Pokemon Snap for Switch! The original Pokemon Snap for N64 was one of my favourites as a kid, and this is a modernized take. The graphic are absolutely stunning, and has many hours of gameplay. It’s a good game to pick up for just a couple of minutes a day to focus and relax. If you enjoy Pokemon games and collecting, it’s incredibly fun.

That’s all for now! I’m off to enjoy the great outdoors. xox

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Happy 3rd Gotcha Day, Sugar!

I adopted Sugar THREE years ago this afternoon! Every moment of the past few years with her has been the best, and she has been the one thing that kept me going strong throughout the pandemic (and the one thing that has kept me from sleeping past 3:30 am :’).

I remember every moment of the day she came home. The day started of with me spotting her on PetFinder and falling in love with the tiny calico, racing down to the Winnipeg Humane Society, then having my heartbroken when I found out she was already adopted but I was on the waitlist if something changed, going for a long run, and then receiving a phone call… I was completely out of breath (probably at the shock, and a bit of not being very fit!) that there was a mistake and she was MINE if I wanted to adopt her still. OF COURSE I DID!

I started this blog the day I got her intending on sharing life as a kooky cat lady. I didn’t actually post anything here until many months later though!

Just some favourite moments over the past couple of years! Amazing to see a shy little cat turn into a silly little cuddle monster, and me turn head over heels into a cat lady~!

The morning after she came home!
A couple of weeks after she got home she climbed to the top of the cabinets (bonus look at before they were painted pink – eek!!) Can’t believe this ever SHOCKED me considering she lives up here now! LOL!

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