Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Monday, January 30, 2012
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Monday, January 23, 2012
Some of the mancats in the house are now wearing collars. Smokey started wearing his special collar in October...
Some of you with older cats may be experiencing this same problem...weight loss, forgetting to eat, not wanting dry food, etc...With Smokey, we simply take him to the cage several times a day to help him remember to eat. We serve high calorie canned food (AD, Authority, ProPlan, etc...). Dry food is more calorie dense, but he isn't loving on that right now, so we grind it to a powder and add it to the canned food, with some extra water. There is also a bowl a dry in the cage, so if he wants it, it is there.
In early December we used a couple of appetite stimulants on him, and they helped him to remember that he was hungry and should eat. Since going back on the anti-anxiety meds, we haven't had to use the appetite stimulants...so we are thankful.
Has anyone else tried the Calming Collar? Have you seen a difference, or felt like it was helping?
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Today, Tanner will show us around the garden...we have had a few nice days and the boys have been able to get outside for short bits...highly supervised of course.
At least one plant is still living...Tanner was very excited about this...fresh Nip! It is important to keep it well pruned...Tanner demonstrates his technique for you all...Watch and learn!
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Saturday, January 14, 2012
We arrived back in Tokyo on Christmas day. We were staying in the Asakusa area. There is a famous temple here called Sensoji. Once Christmas was over, the city quickly started transforming decorations for the New Year...
Well, we hope you have enjoyed this quick tour of Japan...the boys will be posting next week :)
Friday, January 13, 2012
We arrived in Sapporo on December 22nd and were immediately hit with a snow storm. It wasn't a big one for the people of Sapporo, but for those of us from North Carolina, it was a big deal! We had fun and were thankful the city didn't shut down like our town would have!
We flew back to Tokyo this day, so that's where we'll be tomorrow...
Thursday, January 12, 2012
After spending the morning in Kobe, we grabbed a Bento box, ate lunch on the train and headed to Kyoto...the ride was about 1 hour.
Handwashing is an important step at temples...neat ornate fountains are stationed at the entrance to the more important buildings. Be warned though...the water is VERY COLD!!
This temple, and some shopping are all we did in Kyoto this time...we were only there a few hours. After dinner, we boarded the train and headed back to our hotel in Osaka. The next day, we had an early flight to Sapporo, so that's where we'll be tomorrow...stay tuned!
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
The next day, we took the Shinkansen (Bullet Train) to Osaka. We had a pass and could use the trains as much as we wanted for 7 days. On the way to Osaka, we passed Mount Fuji.
Tomorrow we'll visit Kyoto...we hope you are enjoying these photos.