Juggling life through a bi-polar lens. Sometimes up, sometimes down. Mostly trying to tread water in the middle. Creating a likeness to a normal life. Whatever "normal" is...

Monday, 9 February 2009

My new avatar/profile pic

The more observant among you may have noticed that I've changed my pic. Fluffy is still in it, though, and gradually taking over the picture!She is on the sofa, sitting next to K, who took the picture. I'm sitting on the floor, leaning against the sofa. Fluffy is yeowing at K because she just wants to climb on his lap, but he wants to take pictures. I like this pic because it shows her moving, yet her pupils are in focus. Nice one, K!

Here are some pic's taken the same afternoon.
Fluffy loves to be brushed.
Just look at the bliss on her face!
And here, Fluff and Scooter are caught in a rare moment of sharing for mutual benefit!!!
Usually he'll give her one of his stares and she moves away. Or, he'll lie alongside, leaving a gap, then sort of nonchalantly stretch, yawn, and "accidentally" pat her on the bottom, sending her springing into the air.

As you might know, they live with my mum. I get the bills, she gets the cuddles!!! But then, she also gets stressful trips to the vet: she called at the weekend to say that Scooter is limping on one of his back legs. He does have arthritis, so I am 'hoping' it's that, and nothing new. He won't allow a close examination, but she can't see an abscess or any wound. Maybe he sat too long on some frosty ground? If he's no better by Monday evening she's going to take him to the vet Tuesday. Waaahhhhh!!!

We had planned to be there this weekend- but instead we had to get a man out to fix the guttering and seal the roof- quite a bit of the thawed snow had come through! Oops! I miss my pusscats, especially if one of them isn't well. Mind you, if I had gone this weekend I'd have found it very difficult to leave him if he was limping. Poor Scoot!


MISS PEACH ~(^.^)~ said...

I noticed the new snap right off Helena! I like your cozy sweater in one of my favorite new colors...shades of gray. That is how my life is going of late. Time for spring to spring if you know what I mean. I hope Scoot will be better soon with the limp...I know how disconerting it is for us kitty mommies when our fur kids are not up to par. Miss Peach is still sleeping on top of the nice warm Motorola...I think it is a deep heat treatment that sooths her so much.
Have enjoyed looking at all your new goodies you have posted...shimmer watercolors!!? Now that is so cool...a must find for me! Do watch your mailbox for a tiny Valentine bringing love and good cheer from far away to warm your heart, from me and MIss Peach...
Best of wishes for your dear Daddy...he is a handsome chap.

Poopsie aka Blue said...

Lovely photo's!
So, glad see Fluffy doing well - hope Scooters limp is okay.


JB's Big World said...

There is snuggling going on at your house! Fluffy sure is floofy!

Dragonstar said...

It's the second one I like - the two of you looking at eachother. Lovely!

Julie said...

I can hear the purring from here! :o) don't they look sweet lying together? I hope Scooter is OK.

Lynda (Granny K) said...

Awww! I love the pics of you and Fluffy and her sniffy toes!
Stay warm Scooter! Hope he's OK.

CherryPie said...

A lovely set of photos :-)

Poopsie aka Blue said...

Hi again Helena!

Have just tagged you!
What were you, or Bob or Dilly doing as year ago...???


ChrisJ said...

I love all these cat photos -- especially #4. My cat doesn't snuggle, but he does love to be brushed. And Ilove him anyway.

Anonymous said...

Hi Shaana...I am so glad I found your blog again. You are the only one I feel I can turn to online when my depression sets in again...Its been so much better in recent years that it really throws me for a loop when it hits me again out of the blue :( Its mostly due to financial worries and the fact of feeling worthless cause I cannot get a job at my age :(

Anyway, you seem like you're doing well :)...I love your card!!! It puts my cards to shame. I really miss being able to make cards for my Mom ..she passed away in 2007 and I've still struggling with it every day :( Her passing has caused a lot of difficulty between my brother and me which makes things even worse.

As a result I haven't done as much with card making lately...have gotten into beading. My stamp store here is closing next week so I bought a bunch of paper and stuff from them yetserday...I really like you you cut around your stamps...will have to remember that technique :) You are very good!

You mentioned in your Christmas card that you lost my email so here it is: iorhael@drkdesign.com. Please write when you have a chance.

I love your kitty pics and hope you and K are doing well :)



P.S. I can't get my password to work right now so am sending this anonymously but I'm hoping you realize who I am ;)

Anonymous said...

Me again...I am just amazed at your unbelievable artistic talent as I look through your blog...This is a good idea to set up a blog for your artistic endeavors...perhaps I should do the same. I'm usually so busy doing web sites that I don't have time to do much craft stuff, but everything seems to have come to a screeching halt right now...both web sites and job leads...

Thanks for the ideas :)

I have a google name and password but have forgotten what they are..


i beati said...

You know i lost a cart like Fluffy last year and the hurt is so big I cannot say her name- I loved her so and she lived only a short life..

candy said...

i'm so jealous! i wish i could have a kitty like yours!!


i really like your blog, i'm gonna keep snooping!