Category: Family Life

Rest in Peace, Sweet Kitty

We lost our sweet, adorable, cuddly baby girl this week. Pixie, formerly known as Batman, passed away and I am heartbroken.

Our sweet kitty was only 3.5 years old–so young, TOO young to be gone. Earlier this week, we noticed she was lethargic and moving slowly. Two days ago, we noticed she stopped coming when called, wasn’t eating or drinking, and no longer demanded to be pet. She spent most of her time laying in the bathtub.

I brought her to the vet on Tuesday after work. Unfortunately, they were unable to diagnose her with anything as she had no other symptoms (vomiting, coughing, etc.). Our poor baby was just not herself.

The vet gave her subcutaneous fluids and gave me a syringe to feed her with. They took a blood sample and told me we should hear results by Friday. We were sent on our way.

This week, I was fortunate enough to work from home. Every hour or two yesterday I spent syringe feeding her a little bit of baby food and a bit of water. She seemed to be getting better. I wanted her to get better…

Last night, she headed into our hallway where she flopped down in this un-catlike position. I called my husband over and we were stuck. We didn’t know how to help. I grabbed my phone in an effort to find a vet who would do house visits, and in that moment she let out a painful cry. Husband went over to feel for her breathing, when she let out one last cry and passed away.

All of this transpired so quickly. Our baby girl was her normal playful self just this past weekend and in a couple days made a turn for the worst.

I didn’t tear much last night and thought there was something wrong with me. Today I realize I was in shock. I experienced a wave of emotions and today is filled with tears as we said our final goodbyes to our sweet little cat.

Pixie was my very first pet. She was always so silly and never vicious. In the last couple months, she finally seemed to feel at home with us. She was finally comfortable with cuddling with me on the couch while watching TV. I am heartbroken that she left us so soon.

Rest in peace, baby girl. Mama will love you forever.

Sincerely,
Squirrel

black cat

10 Kids Activities and Outings to Try this Summer

Hello hello! How often do you go on Pinterest or other blogs and see TONS of kids activities for toddlers and young kids? I have nothing at all against them and truthfully, I’ll be seeking their advice in a couple years. On the flip side, I often see articles like “Top 10 Amusement Parks to Visit this Summer.” However, I currently have a 9 year old stepdaughter who needs a bit more stimulation than a 3 year old, but is not quite a thrill seeker. Now don’t get me wrong, there are PLENTY of adventurous 9 year olds. I just don’t have one at the moment. As a result, here is a round up of 10 suggestions for our kind of kids activities. Continue reading “10 Kids Activities and Outings to Try this Summer”

Easy Breakfast Burritos with Common Kitchen Staples

Normally the Sunday of Memorial Day is a day for relaxing in the nice spring weather with a barbecue roasting in the background. Unfortunately, for those of us in the New York area, today is anything but. It’s gloomy and was down pouring when I left the house to go grocery shopping this morning. I returned to the house much soggier than when I had left. That’s alright though as I was looking forward to making some delicious and easy breakfast burritos.

This recipe makes 2 adult sized (honestly bigger) burritos.

Ingredients

burrito ingredients(Not pictured: sausages, whoops!)

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A Bear and Two Cats

Hi reader!

I figured what better way to start this blog than to tell you a bit more about me and my everyday life.

Husband

I refer to my husband as Bear, but for the sake of my readers, I will just refer to him as my husband. People might be puzzled otherwise 😉 We met at work when I told him a corny IT joke that I won’t ever live down. However, I must say it worked as we ended up married 2 years later! Continue reading “A Bear and Two Cats”