Hello All

Just a little update to let you know how it is going in our little corner in Iowa. The Gang is holding in there. Mazie has had an urinary tract infection, but has been doing well on antibiotics. Bree is back on antibiotics for her chronic bronchitis. The temp has fallen to -18 before windchill.  On the human front, My workmates have not been faring so well. Scotty has been diagnosed with stage 4 adrenal cancer, very poor prognosis. Then his implanted port (for his chemotherapy) has become infected the last two days. My second work mate has had an acute appendicitis complicated by her bowel shutting down. To add to that workmate #3 had a thyroid scan that showed masses that were biopsied today and are probable cancer. That is 3 of 7  of the entire group that work the cardiac cath lab. I am afraid that my friends are going to have a long road to recovery (if that is possible for all of them.)  Please forgive us for not blogging more, but I have had to pick up the pieces of the fallen warriors. Us 5 nurses that were doing the job of 7 are now 2. Please send out a prayer for those that need it. I am only asking for your understanding, didn’t want you to think that we had abandoned those we care about who lift us up.

Love to you all. Thank you for being a light in the dark

Marty’s Mom and the Gang

A little visit from us

Hello All! 

Hope this finds you all doing well. We have truly missed you all more than you can imagine.

There has been lots going on. The long and short tail (or no tail MOL) of it is: Grammy’s lost marbles has been a challenge for Mom and Gramps, new medicine is helping some. She also had big surgery this fall. Bree has been fighting her chronic bronchitis all summer/fall and is remission for the moment. Mazie has been having issues with her tummy and anemia, both are stable now. Abbe’s allergies have been out of control and she is on a three med regimen that is keeping them at bay. Anne is forming crystals in her urine, can’t figure out why, but special diet and lots of restrictions have helped.  Ralphie and I had remained unscathed until this month when I decided to get diarrhea. Mom went the probiotic way since I HATE the vet and it seems to have righted things.  Whew, put that down on paper and it is quite a bit- no wonder we go to bed so early…..

We hope you have all been safe, happy and healthy. Please don’t worry about us, we know that we are blessed to have a warm, safe home full of love and that is what matters. We will try to pop back in soon.



A little note from us

I know we have been away for a very very long time. There are many reasons, but none that we need to bother you our dear friends with.  Mother Nature has finally blessed us with warm weather, so we got outside today and wanted to share a picture or two of us so you remember what we look like.



Just in case you can’t see the Puffs, here we were earlier in the week on the bed.IMG_5682

Hope you have all been well. We really do miss Blogville TONS.


Marty, Ralphie, Mazie, Abbe, Anne & Bree


Hello all.

Just want to give you all an up date. Life here is chaotic. My Mum has lost most of her marbles. Would like to call it “chemo brain” but I fear it is dementia or worse Alzheimer disease. The kitties are doing well, Mazie has been dealing with some GI issues but have been trying meds, probiotics and special diet to combat that. Bree has been having flare up of lung issues but dealing with that with antibiotics and steroids.  Abbe has some mast cell tumors we are removing before they become cancer, and Anne is just Anne with a bad back 🙂  we are doing well as a small family but Gram is taking a lot of my time, so little posting and/or commenting. Don’t think we have forgotten you all or don’t think about you often, you are all VERY close to our hearts. Thoughts of Blogville is often what keeps the sanity going 🙂


The Mom


Bruce Finds A Home

Happy Easy all! We were very lucky to be the winners of a drawing that Dash Kitten had at Christmas time. Our package arrived Tuesday and I wanted to show you all!

DSC_0481Hey Ralphie, come show off our great book! DSC_0482Mom read it to us the other night, it is such a wonderful story about a lost little kitten who finds his furrever home. Mom loved all the sweet illustrations.DSC_0494Bruce the Cat also has his own website. Check him out at https://www.brucethecat.co.nz/

Thanks so much Marjorie and the Dash Kitten Crew! We love our new book!


Marty and Ralphie

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My Forth Blogiversary

Hello my friends.

Today is my Forth Blogiversary. I can’t believe that I have have been blogging for four years already. Thank you all my dear friends for sticking with me, and to all of you who have become new friends.

IMG_5619It is -15 without the windchill today. You can find me here celebrating on Mom’s flannel pillows right next to the hot air blowy thing. Hope your New Year is blessed with Love, Happiness and those you enjoy!

Peace Out