Tuesday, December 31, 2013

New Year's Kisses! :D

Howdy all! So today I'm sharing an excerpt at Kay Berrisford fabulous blog! Stop by for a chance to win a bunch of lovely prizes! :D


Sunday, December 29, 2013

Update on Chester's illness and recovery

If you follow me on Facebook, then you know we had a drama over Christmas. If you don't follow me there, I'll update you quickly.

On Christmas Eve, Chester got sick with what I thought was a hairball. Now, my mommacat sensors went off because Chester doesn't get hairballs; Milly does. But I cleaned it up and went to bed. When we woke up Christmas day, Chester seemed fine so we took off for Christmas dinner. We got back late that night and Chester seemed okay but when we fed him, he didn't keep it down though he wasn't lethargic and he went back to eating and kept that down. It was really weird.

We kept an eye on him and he got in bed with us. The next morning, he seemed okay again but couldn't keep dinner down so hubby called Paws Around Town, who said they would stop by around noon. I'm so glad he did because by the time they got there, Chester was lethargic.

After three shots in the bum and some medication that I can't seem to give to Chester under any circumstances (he even laughs when he sees the pill pockets) Chester has been stoned on meclizine since Christmas. He's recovering very well and Hubby and I finally slept through the night comfortably last night :)

But like any good cat parent, I took pictures of Chester while stoned. So here is a pictorial of the Chester's recovery:

After his shots, Chester rested quietly in my lap while I shopped at Loose Id's After Christmas sale.
Notice that Milly was very close by. This was how they were all day.

Mom, I haven't forgiven you for the shot in the bum. 

That moment when you realize you ate the high calorie cat paste and it tasted goooooooood.

I totally forgot where I am.

Milly watching over lil bro.

Thanks Mom and Dad for watching over me. 
But please, stop watching me use the sandbox. 
It's sort of embarrassing.

Huge thanks to everyone who prayed for Chester and sent good wishes his way. He's recovering very well now!

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Coming Soon! All new blog for Lori!

To start 2014 off with a bang, I've decided to revamp my blogger a little as a place not only to share pics of my cats (and other links I might find) but to also share my story of cancer and lupus.

All throughout this crazy journey of writing a book and learning the ropes of this industry, it's sometimes easy to get caught up in the daily trials and tribulations of the ever changing landscape in publishing. When I started this, I just wanted to write some hot romance and enjoy myself. But recently I've been told my journey in fighting lupus has inspired people.

That's sort of a trip! I'll keep sharing my story, though sometimes I don't even know what to think about that.

Santa Cruz Looff Carousel and Roller Coaster, 3
Image by Elisa Rolle - Her pictures inspire me!

So here is my Mission Statement: I plan to bring you the hottest erotic romance I can dream up. My ideas are constantly changing and evolving so who knows what I'll think of next! :)

What else will be here: I'm a proud cat parent so I'll be sharing lots more pictures of Milly and Chester. I'll try to post them once a week on Monday, so you can start your week off right. I'll also bring you a bird's eye view of what it is like to fight lupus.

For those of you who celebrate it, have a very Happy Christmas! And to everyone... here's to an awesome new year. We fucking deserve it!!

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Lori's Cats: Milly

Dad! Where did the huge chicken go? It was right here on the box!

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Lori's Cats: We're back!

Mom seems well impressed that we're within paws length of each other and not fighting.

(Mom says: Yes. And this makes Daddy very happy!)

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Lori's Cats: Milly

These are not your pants anymore.
Wait, I don't need pants, I have fur.

 Oh well, they're mine now!

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Lori's Cats: Chester

Dad! When is Mum coming home? 

Tomorrow? YAY!!

ETA: She's home? OH YAY!1! :)

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Some sad news about Chester...

My heart is really heavy as I write this. Chester possibly has FIV - Feline Immunodeficiency Virus.

We're still trying to piece together all of Chester's data, trying to figure out if he has been vaccinated against this, which would cause him to test falsely positive. His previous vet has changed her business and she's a visiting vet now so she's looking into her old records for the info. The vaccine is controversial for a few reasons but one is that he would test positive for the rest of his life. I remember discussing this with the vet but I can't remember if we actually got him vaccinated.

It doesn't matter for Chester right now because he's young and great health. Great white blood cell count and the only reason we tested is because he dropped one pound for no reason. Milly dropped nearly three pounds for no reason too so at this vet visit, I was the hovering cat parent. The doctor and vet tech came here so we were all three packed in my bathroom surrounding the cats and I was sweating. Yeah I'm sure that didn't scare the shit out of the cats.

Milly was tested and is negative. The reason this is important is that when we reviewed the risks of the vaccine and since Chester was the wanderer, we may have given him the vaccine. I just can't remember. If he does have FIV, we will have to get her vaccinated. I know cats in the same household don't fight. I just don't want to take the chance.

FIV is similar to HIV in that it takes years to develop and Chester is 7 years old. He has many healthy years ahead of him but I have to be extra careful with him. If he's sick, there is no waiting around. I have to take him into the vet for treatment straight away. Like me, except mine is a people doctor. :)

So TL;DR - Chester has a sickie, almost like me. I was born with my propensity toward immune issues. Chester acquired his through a cat bite in 2010. We're a pair but at least we have hubby and Milly to take care of us.

My mom said I don't get a guarantee of having everything work out in life. All I can do is make the choices I feel are best and just keep going.