kitty companiona

kitty companiona

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Kitty Stuff and... I WON!

No, I did not win a kitty!  LOL!!!
Though you know I wouldn't have minded that.

First the kitty stuff.
We took the calico girls to the vet this past week for their shots and check-up.

Daddy is trying to calm his babies.

The vet tech weighs Penny.  She's a whopping 12.5.  I knew he was feeding her too many treats!
'Mom, she's twisting my ear!!!'
Behave, Penny, she's not hurting you!

Isabel watches the door for the coming of the Doctor.
'Do you hear footsteps???"

 Ha!  I have an idea!

I can do this!!!

RESTRAIN who???  What exam???  He-he-he!

It worked for Isabel.  What did I do wrong?
Well, I can always blind her with my headlights!

The girls were declared healthy, got their shots, and went home to rest after their stressful afternoon.

We always take them together because having a partner in misery keeps them calmer.  They really don't seem to be too traumatized by their vet visits and are not hesitant to be put in their carrier.
They're such good girls!

Now for the new little calico girl!

This is Millie.  She's a dilute calico.  Instead of the black, rusty orange and white like Izzy and Penny, she has medium gray, peachy tan and white fur.  The vet says she is probably about a year-and-a-half.  I thought she was younger because she's so tiny, only 5.5 lbs!

It is hard to get a good picture of her because she's so wiggly.
Come on up, Millie!

See why I couldn't resist this little darling???

She's been staying in my weaving room.  She now has a clean bill of health. Her quarantine period is over.  The next step will be to introduce her slowly to the other cats.
There will be some hissing!!!

Now for the Winning part.

Recently my friend Julie of the 'Knitting at Large' blog was contacted by Knit Picks, a wonderful yarn, knitting needles, and pattern company, about having a 'knit-along' and give-away to promote their expansion into more plus sized patterns. 

This is a smart move on the part of pattern designers and producers because there is a huge market for knitting patterns in larger sizes.  Larger people need more yarn to make a sweater, thus better yarn sales!  Julie and her blog has been THE key promoter for  making knitting accessible for plus sized women.

Knit Picks offered  several prizes through Julie's blog, one of which was a free plus sized sweater pattern and all the yarn needed to knit it.

                   WHOO-HOO!!!  I WON!!!  A FREE SWEATER PATTERN and YARN!

I hardly ever win anything, I'm so excited!  And what better to win than yarn!
Maybe the Megamillions lottery, but hey, YARN is good for me!

So thank you, Julie!!!
Thank you, Knit Picks!!!

When I select my pattern and yarn, I'll show you pictures.
Meanwhile, check them out!


  1. OK, first - Penny trying to hide up on the shelf is hysterical. I can almost read her mind "nobody will find me up here" LOL
    And MILLIE, what a great name (hehehe) She looks like a little darling, but aren't all Millie's sweet? (shameless plug I know) I'm sure the rest of the gang will fall in love with her quickly.
    Congrats on the win!!

  2. Oh Millie is a darling! Such a soft look about her! Glad the "calico girls" are in good health. The pic with her hiding behind the vet's sign is cute! Congrats on winning!

  3. First, Congratulations on your nice winning. I'm so glad for you. It's a nice time of the year too to win such a nice give away.

    I love the pictures of the cat trying to hide from the vet. That's just precious but what got me laughing out loud was
    "I can always blind her with my headlights" that a good one.... I love the name Millie. It seems such a nice name for some reason. he,he
    Millie is so lucky to have found you two. I'm sure that she will be great comfort to you and Zip.

  4. Pat,
    I am laughing and smiling at your girls and their vet visit! So glad they have a good report! Sounds like little Millie will be meeting her brothers and sisters real soon! Wish I could see how they react..... hopefully good!!
    She is such a cutie and a beautiful color.... dilute calico.... I'm learning something new here!
    Congratulations on winning such a nice prize! That will certainly make the winter go faster when you have a nice new project to work on!!
    Hope your Holidays are filled with good things.... and many happy Meows!!
    Cathy G

  5. Good for you! Glad you won!

    I love the kitty capers!

  6. Congrats on winning the yarn and pattern ....cant wait to see what you create.
    What great cat shots at the vet ...they made me really smile. Millie is gorgeous wonder you couldn't resist her.
    I am having an off time with blogging at the moment but I am sure I will be back strong in the New Year. Have a really Happy Christmas. xx

  7. Hi Pat, thanks for the constructive comment on my blog about my difficulty with my lack of space for my fishing girl. I think that you are right and the idea had occurred to me but I didn't want to pick up that big rock and move it but I just might do that. I just wish I could erase the design and start over.

    I'm numb over the sad and tragic news of the shooting in the elementary school in Newtown Connecticut. I just can't imagine something so horrific happening to innocent little children.



  8. Millie is gorgeous! I am a dilute calico, too!

  9. I'm glad all the cali girls got good reports from the vet and now lovely Millie can join the gang. I have my fingers crossed that all the introductions go well, good luck :-)


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