Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Catch Up with Albert and Elvis

Hey Everyone! It's been awhile but after a sweet alumni mention over at the IBKC for their annual fundraiser, I thought I could spend a few minutes and give an update on this furry duo. 


Both of the boys are doing well and enjoying the Texas heat...even Elvis who seems get furrier every day. His fluff is no joke and I've half a mind to enter him into some kind of cat modeling school so he can earn his keep.

Elvis right before the cat beard competition.

Elvis is special in so many ways...loves his mama(except at pill time), hugs my legs with his front paws every morning before I leave for work, enjoys random bursts of energy that propel him through the house at warp speed, and he prefers to spend his nights sitting on my chest so he can watch me sleeping.  His health problems haven't gone away though we're managing really well on a daily dose of new meds. We found a great internal specialist here in Austin and while there is still no real diagnosis, we haven't had a flare-up in over 8 months. Bubba's a trooper.

Elvis and his Calvin Klein ad.
  And this guy...the squirrely cat in the photo below...this guy is certifiable. Albert talks. A LOT. I don't need an alarm clock because this one is up with the roosters, chirping and talking and making general chit-chat with inanimate objects around the house. "Why hello Mr. Chair!" "And good day to you Lady Flip-flop!" "Buenos Dias Banana!"

Albert wears his crazy-pants every day. 
 Albert's animated though he wears a perpetual frown. Not because he's actually unhappy but because his mama made him that way. He's sweet and adventurous and loves to run up and down the stairs.  Even though he's smaller than his bro, he likes to throw his weight around and can be a bit of a bully. I get it. He was the runt of the litter so his Napoleon Complex is totally understandable.

Albert refusing to sit anywhere else. Stubborn.
 While he and Elvis don't always see eye to eye, they love each other as often as they fight.

Elvis and Albert
Thank you for all of the well wishes and know that they are reciprocated to each of you. Because they love y'all so much, here are a few more photos...

Christmas in Texas

I have no idea who's who.

Catnip Hiiigh!

Elvis wants to remind everyone to head over to the Itty Bitty Kitty Committee's fundraising page and help the homeless cats and kittens over at The Humane Society for Tacoma and Pierce County. Make a donation HERE.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Elvis and Albert

Brothers - Elvis and Albert, originally uploaded by CoriK..

Hey Everyone! Long time no write. It's been a busy time for us...getting Elvis better and completely off Prednisone(which he is), taking vacations, enjoying the limited sunshine and preparing for summer. Both Albert and Elvis are doing great!

Albert has matured into quite the cuddlebug. Seriously, I don't know that there is a sweeter cat in all the world. He loves attention and especially talking. He and Elvis have long conversations and generally from different rooms. He isn't aggressive anymore and instead of fighting with El, they have grand races around house...They seem to be enjoying each other as playmates more and more. Such young men.

And Elvis...Elvis is a little miracle baby. The doctors still aren't sure what was wrong with him. All they know is that he is 100% better
now and has been off of his medicine for 1 entire month. Elvis is also a snuggle-bunny. Just as sweet as Albert but a tad more shy. I'm not sure what we would have done if we had lost him as he is very much an integral part of this trio.

Anyhow, just wanted to pop in a say hi and that the boys are just fine and I hope everyone is enjoying the spring weather! It's still spring, right?


Friday, December 10, 2010

Cat vs Internet

If you don't follow a blog called The Oatmeal...stop what you're doing and click over to their site. I can't read it at work anymore because I laugh so loudly people give me funny looks.

This is a small bit of the new comic Cat vs Internet(click on the picture to read in full. Please!) and I couldn't have put it better myself. That chubby grey cat fits Albert to a T.
Heh I know why a pair of night vision goggles were delivered to my front door. Enjoy!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Seattle Snow Day

Snow Day, originally uploaded by CoriK..
We live at the top of a hill that is routinely shut down and blocked off whenever it snows. I love it because I get to play hooky from work; the boys love it because without fail, some intrepid driver tries to drive up and around the street closures. This leads to engine gunning, tire rolling and ultimately one car sliding backwards down the street into any number of parked vehicles. I imagine Albert and Elvis shake their heads, sit back and share a laugh at the insanity on the street below.
And yes...I've slid backwards a time or two as well. I just hope these two furr-brains weren't watching.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Man, I love this cat...

Elvis, originally uploaded by CoriK..
As soon as I walk in the door I set my keys and purse on the table and toss my sweater/knit outerwear onto the big pink chair in the living room. 5 seconds later Elvis is in the chair snuggeling into the leftover warmth. It's become part of our winter routine and is totally adorable and heart-warming all at the same time.

Friday, December 3, 2010


Mocha Jellybeans, originally uploaded by CoriK..
No nose, just toes, but who knows whose toes are these toes.
[Hint: These toes tow bros to and fro through the snow.Whoa!]

Update: these have to be the cutest toes in the whole world. Of course the belong to Albert!

Final Jeopardy

???, originally uploaded by CoriK..
Who knows whose nose is this nose. Wait..what?

Update: Good guess Kelley...Albert it is. 

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

What? You're Not a Cat!

What?, originally uploaded by CoriK..

My birthday is right around the corner and I wanted to let you guys in on a little secret...I don't just celebrate the day, I celebrate the entire month. I have parties and dinners to attend, karaoke to sing and Thanksgiving meals to prepare. I'm just plain ol' busy up until December 1st. All this is to say, don't let the sound of crickets chirping everytime you come to the boys site scare you away. The hiatus is only temporary. The boys are doing great, active and ridiculous as ever. We've had some silly firsts at the Livermore-Knight household and I can't wait to share...I have a little contest planned and I'll try to squeeze it in next week. Until then, have a wonderful week and enjoy the fabulous November weather!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Bubba Update

Albert, originally uploaded by CoriK..
Hey guys and gals, Albert here! Just wanted to let you know that the vet said my attention hog brother is going to be just fine. His test results were excellent...he always was the teacher's pet. He is down to one pill a day for three weeks then down to one pill every other day for three weeks after that and then done to none! This is good news for him but bad news for me...sympathy please? Every time Mom gave Elvis a pill she gave him treats afterwards and then gave me some too so I didn't feel left out. Ahh, the good ole days.
Anywho, now that Elvis is better it's back to your regularly scheduled programming...ME! Try to contain your excitement.
P.S. I'm really glad Elvis is ok. It would be no fun at all with out him. But you didn't hear that from me!

Monday, November 1, 2010

This one is doing just fine!

Elvis, originally uploaded by CoriK..
Elvis finished his last round of steroids this morning. We have an appointment at the end of the week to see if he will need more or if we are in the clear. Something tells me we are good to go. His energy is at 120% and he and his brother are playing together instead of fighting. If you look at his right(our our left) paw, you can see where the hair is finally starting to grow back from his blood transfusion. It's ALMOST like he was never ill in the first place.
Right now I'd like to put a little gratitude out into the Universe...Thank You for our continued health, happiness and everything else we are blessed with on a daily basis.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Trick or Treat

Trick or Treat, originally uploaded by CoriK..

We've been ready for a whole hour now. Where's all the candy!


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