December 16, 2014

HAPPY TUXIE TUESDAY!

 I know. It looks like a black and white picture. I swear it is NOT. My chair is just pale blue and white! And it was cloudy the day the picture was taken, if that matters.
No, Mommy hasn't figured out the camera upload problem (download? What ever!), this is just one of the last pictures we did get into the computer! And I told Mommy not to publish yet another pre-run picture! Not on Tuxie Tuesday! And this was there.
Barb came over yesterday afternoon. And she smelled kind of suspicious.  There was another kitty smell! Hiss, you say? Nope. Barb rescued a kitty outside her work (it took her over a week and a Trap Neuter Return box). She took it to a vet, had it checked out, and now she has a new black kitty at her house named Midnight! Yes! Now you know why I can't hiss! Barb is great at scritchies, I know, and since it turns out Midnight is a cuddler and a real sweetie I am so happy she found her furever home with Barb! I am happy for Barb, too!
Tomorrow Mommy has another heart appointment and we hope that it is the last one and Mommy is okay. Just when we think we are caught up reading there are more posts to read, so I told Mommy we have to TRY to catch up today, as we won't be reading tomorrow.
It has been warm the last couple of days but it is going to be cold again.  We actually had one of the windows open all day yesterday! Not today!
Mommy has something good cooking in the kitchen today. Nom! It's just that so much people food smells good and I don't care for it, and I hope this isn't one of those things! You know I like stuff like spinach and sweet potatoes, and sometimes ham or turkey or chicken, but I would rather have my own stuff, please.
Have a wonderful day!
love ya,
QUINN








December 13, 2014

FINALLY!

Happy 12 13 14
Mommy thought that was cool.  I would rather say
Happy Caturday!
We have just almost caught up with our blog reading! Whew, there are a lot of blogs we love! So Mommy said I could post something.  She still hasn't got the camera thing figured out, but she's only really been feeling lots better today.  I have my chair back!
Barb didn't come on Tuesday. Mommy then slept for like two zillion days. She's coming Monday, instead. Hooray!
Mommy said now she has a weeks worth of kitty furs to sweep, and she wonders if the old hand held vac still works. It would be nice for the chair, at least.
No holiday shopping here. Just a Chewy box coming with my monthly foodies. Mommy doesn't get her disability check til next week, but we aren't spending green papers anyway, cause there are bills to pay. Honestly I don't see any ducks! And I don't even get an allowance (except for my PayPal account--hint hint. I want a cat tree and my Cat Attract*!) so why should the ducks get anything?
Have a great weekend! Cross your paws for Mommy figuring out the camera thing!
love ya,
QUINN
*Cat Attract is a brand of litter if you are wondering, peoples.
 
 

December 9, 2014

Tuesday Update!

I feel fine, efurryone. Absolutely! But now Mommy has a bad bad cold. And she feels miserable. When she came out to the living room this morning I jumped on my chair. She said "Really?" and I jumped down and went into my box.  Gotta give her some comfort when she feels crappy! Okay, Mommy, you can sit in my chair!
Still haven't figured out why my camera won't download (or is it upload?) to my computer all the sudden. I think I may have to wait until Mommy's brain feels better and she's not filling the place with tissues!
We called Barb this morning to warn her that Mommy has a cold, and give her a chance to reschedule. We left a message. Haven't heard from her, so I think she's still coming this afternoon.
When Mommy got home yesterday she didn't even eat dinner. She went to sleep.  Well, she slept when she wasn't blowing her nose!
Maybe more later. We'll wait to see how miserable Mommy is.
love ya,
QUINN

December 7, 2014

Easy Sunday

Oh, shoot! We had every intention of me blogging earlier this weekend.  But I was feeling a little crappy early yesterday morning, so Mommy was "keeping an eye on me". Nothing serious. I even had a really good play time later in the day.  You wouldn't believe how bedraggled my poor Da Bird is. I've really had a lot of fun killing it. A lot! Worn out toy, happy cat!
And we are seriously behind in our blog reading. Oh, shoot, again!  I think shoot is mommy's favorite saying this weekend! Kinda catchy. Especially when it has nothing to do with cameras!
Oh, yes.  I wanted to reassure you that I am purrfectly okay, now. Eating, drinking, playing, sleeping fine! Just one of those things. I threw up, I was really fine, Mommy worried. Ya know?
Mommy has to go to the clinic Monday, so we won't be catching up on my reading. And then on Tuesday, my friend Barb is coming! I love her scritchies! Sorry, but I won't be catching up on my reading then, either, probably. Real live scritchies, ya know?
Mommy's camera is loaded with new pictures. Only for some reason she's having a hard time downloading them to the computer. Did my laser eyes help demolish this?
Her Kindle for PC app is gone, too. Heh-heh. She only has her Adobe book reader working for her library downloads! Those are reasons we are late blogging.
I recycled one you haven't seen yet. Not the greatest.
Have an Easy Sunday.
love ya,
QUINN



December 2, 2014

Guess What Today Is!

Hey, did you know it is Giving Tuesday? And it is an international event! I think that's kind of cool. We wish we could participate, but are spreading the word anyway. That's participating, isn't it? Give to your favorite charity today! Or a new charity. Make up for all the green papers you spent on Black Friday and Cyber Monday and give some hope, instead.
Speaking of green papers, peoples have asked me what has been added to our PayPal account. Mommy has just enough to pay for this month's insulin! Woo-hoo! A little over half our needs! We are so grateful to you all! We know some of you are in the same spot as us, living on fixed incomes and all, so please let the blogosphere know if you need help, too.
The bug guys were here this morning, so we got that taken care of.  Tomorrow Mommy goes to the clinic about her diabetes.
Does anybody know how you ask Medicare for a walker? We know that the people vet has to write a prescription for it, but who do you give the paper to? Mommy definitely needs a walker!
And speaking of my Mommy, she still aches a lot from her fall. She said 40 years ago she would have been up and forgotten all about the spill. Now, she knows she's going to hurt for a few days! She must be older than dirt! Don't let her know I said that! I like my massages and pets and rubbies and scritchies and my foodies! I don't need her mad at me. No way!
There is no sunshine today. Maybe tomorrow. Mommy said the temperature is barely in the double digits (20), but that's all you can say about it. And don't even talk  about Celsius! That number is a negative one (-7)!
Giving Tuesday is also Tuxie Tuesday. And Tortie Tuesday. And a lot of other Tuesday things. But you know what? Tuxie Tuesday is the best! After Giving Tuesday, of course!
love ya,
QUINN


December 1, 2014

Monday Mutters



We appreciate your suggestions and what we are asking for is kind of short term help. $300 would help us cover this  month’s insulin on our present prescription drug insurance and the first month of next year with our new insurance program’s annual deductions. That is it. After that Mommy can handle everything. Can you imagine what it would be like if we didn’t have the government’s “extra help”?
Mommy has researched insulin help for several years. There is none if you are already insured. That’s the catch. We have insurance, so there is no help. Crazy, isn’t it? If you live on a fixed income and are anywhere above the poverty line you do not qualify for medical assistance from the county or state, and all the inexpensive or free help for insulin is for people without insurance. Mommy calls that “catch 21” I think. Or “22”. Or something. I forget. Peoples have weird words sometimes!
Medical Advantage plans—that is what she was on last year, and it got to be way too expensive, if you can believe that. Mommy had to drop it. She investigated the SilverScript prescription plan, but oddly enough they don’t cover the type of insulin she takes at all. Her regular medical insurance has been really great and we are keeping it. The new prescription drug plan (after she pays the annual deduction) sounds like a better plan for her medicines. The “extra help” takes a chunk out of that, thank goodness!
Mommy has been an advocate of help for diabetics, and now senior diabetic assistance, for years. Write your congresspersons. Call them (Mommy has!). Our congresspersons have been working on a plan to close that “donut hole” or at least make it not so big a hole. We wish the major insulin makers would allow generic ones that would cost less.  But that would cut drastically into their profits! So, insulin remains a big expense for diabetics. All the other medications she takes ARE generic, thank Cod.
I do have to tell you that Mommy fell yesterday and couldn’t get up right away. She wishes she had a wheel chair or even a walker she could occasionally sit in. But she doesn’t. She has balance problems. I was so upset when she fell and tried so many times to get up. I couldn’t help. After a long time she did make it up. She was shaken and found some place to sit down right away. Today she kind of hurts all over.
Oddly enough during the time she was on the floor yesterday her phone rang (nowhere near her) and she found out later that it was the pharmacy wondering if she had figured stuff out, cause this month’s insulin is sitting at the pharmacy waiting for her. I think she is getting kind of unsteady on her feet and should have help. We’ll see. Something to work on next year.
Pleasant stuff: Uh, its cold out and we are nice and warm? That really is a big help in Minnesota in the winter! We are nice and warm.  Mommy actually has a fan turned on lots of time! I heard that her last apartment was very cold in the wintertime. So she is really happy she found this place. It is comfy! I would have to agree! Sometimes our toes are cold, but there are warm things to sit on!
Mommy laughs at me cause I sit in “her” new living room chair a lot. But it is MY chair, right? I thought so.  She has the office chair! She can get a wheel chair or a walker she can sit in. I love my chair. It is sooo comfy. So there! Get me a cat tree! Then maybe I’ll let you sit in the chair more. Oh, I know. We can’t afford it. As Nissy would say, Mouses! My boxes are not that comfy, but at least they exist!
We have the bug guys from maintenance coming this week. We are so glad they try to keep up with any problems and do preventative care, too.
Mommy does have to go to the clinic this week to see her diabetic nurse, who is trying to see if they have any samples of insulin Mommy can have. It would only be about a week’s worth, maybe, but a help!

Whew. I had a lot to say for a kitty, didn’t I!
Have a good week, and keep warm.
Love ya,
QUINN

November 30, 2014

Easy Sunday and Help Requested

Happy Easy Sunday!
I absolutely love this picture of me. I take better selfies than Mommy! Woo-Hoo! The sun is sorta shining today, but no real sun puddles so far.  But we can still get our easy on. Hope you all have shopped yourself out. Or are you waiting for Cyber Monday? Peoples are downright silly this time of year!
I really didn't get any turkey. It was funny smoked stuff. Blech! But the sweet potatoes! Oh, my! I love them! So I was happy! Mommy ate her turkey without me begging for some. But she had to look out when it came to the sweet potatoes! Big NOMS!
Now to depart from our Easy:
I have to ask this since Mommy won't. We are in serious trouble (when aren't we, it seems like). It's Mommy's intsurance again.  They claim she has exceeded the limit of drugs for the year, and her insulin now costs $322. She is dropping them at the end of the year, because she can't afford their beyond limit charges. She has contacted her clinic and they can get her about a week's worth of insulin.
This whole thing is absolutely crazy again! She is switching intsurance again next year, but that means  it will only be $186 for the first month's drugs (with a deductible) which is hard for us to pay but a lot better than $322!
Is there any way to raise some green papers for us? We can't possibly pay for insulin through the end of December and pay rent. And if you don't pay rent here you are out the door! And it's cold out!
There is no way I am getting a cat tree this year. And I can get the litter I don't like cause it's cheaper.  And Mommy has put on hold some of her other medical stuff she pays "out of pocket". If you can help with anything on our wish lists, please do. But right now we need to pay for the insulin, cause, if you didn't know, this is life threatening. Yes, Mommy is a diabetic. And needs her insulin!
We hope we can solve this major problem, but... I really don't want to loose my mommy and my home!
We know that this is a hard time of year to ask, because many are struggling to get presents for their own families and food and other necessary stuff. But please? If you can help that would be oh so appreciated!
If you want our email address, it is ladycristant at aol dot com. The Pay Pal button is to the right. And if you are curious, our new stuff was given to us, we didn't pay anything, and it is all gently used.
This big worry won't stop us from celebrating, at least on my blog if nothing else.
We now return to Easy Sunday:
Stay warm, my friends. Snuggle up to your peoples! Lovies, it's cold outside (unless you live in a warmer place, then, are you prepared for company?)!
love ya,
QUINN

update:
Mommy has been on the phone for a couple of hours! It seems like the insulin will only cost $124 this month (we don't have it), and there will be $182 deductible for next year's new intsurance. Mommy does have what's called "extra help" through the DC peoples, and that does help us (it would be much more for the deductible for next year without it!). She's talked to the pharmacy, her intsurance and Medicare today! Whew! Maybe now someone out there can help us get through this! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

November 27, 2014

Happy Fanks Givin!!

From 
QUINN and Mommy Carol

November 23, 2014

Easy Sunday

Mommy, I really really want a cat tree for Christmas!  
Today it is foggy. I mean really foggy! And warm! So my Easy Sunday is going to be lots of naps cause although it's warm out, there is no sun! But I must say, I like the back of my new chair, and the seat,  and my new box, but please, now that we have room, could I have a cat tree? Please, Please, Please? I don't ask for much. And if I had a cat tree I would let you have this chair to sit on. Hmmm?
Today we are getting some groceries for Thanksgiving. And although Mommy said we are not having turkey, we ARE having turkey LEGS! That counts! And sweet potatoes!
Mommy goes back for the last of the heart tests tomorrow, so it won't be an all day kinda thing.  Which is good, cause they are predicting snow. They. You know, the weather guessers on tv?
Have a good Easy Sunday, all. Think good thoughts for Mommy tomorrow morning!
love ya,
QUINN

November 21, 2014

Friday Update

Just a quick note late on Friday (well, actually not really late, but a lot later than we usually post). Mommy did very well on this round of tests, and still has more on Monday.
I have been a good girl (of course--shhh) and snuggled with her when she got home before I let her up to write this for me.
Tomorrow morning she gets coffee. Yea!!!!! And she can drink coffee before she goes in on Monday, too. She couldn't today.  All she had was water. Halfway through the test she got a small diet soda and some graham crackers. Then afterwards she went to their cafeteria at the hospital for lunch. She likes their food. No, she didn't bring me any left overs. That's okay. We're having chick-hen for dinner!
love ya,
QUINN