Month: October 2015

My Cats Are Famous!!!

Had a nice little surprise this morning.  The superintendent of my building said I had a package delivered.  I was a tad confused since I didn’t order anything.  I was just on my way to Hamilton to work today, but decided to open the box before leaving.  It was a calendar:


There was a letter with it that said Boo and Pinky were selected to be in the calendar!  As far as I could see, they were the only sphynxes:


Tee hee!  I love that picture!  (Actually, I photo-shopped Pinky a couple years ago to this):

Pinky Fart

So now Peanut will be in the Pet Valu 2016 calendar with this pic:


….and now Boo and Pinky are famous as well!  How exciting!

Last week Mike and I went to Mississauga for an RV show.  It was amazing to see how many vehicles were on display.  We checked out little trailers like this one (which we loved and is just like the one we borrow from his uncle to camp in):


Right up to $150,000+ house’s on wheels.  It was pretty neat!  Had a cool experience when someone walked up to me and said “Hey, you’re the one with the plane!”  He reads my blogs and like’s Vyctor’s paint job.  He is building a Cessna 150 model and may be painting it the same colour scheme.  That would be amazing!  I would love to see a mini-Vyctor!

On the way back from the show, we made a quick stop at the airport so I could drop off the log books in my plane.  Vyc was due for his annual inspection.  I dropped off the books and wished him well.  My mechanic is awesome so I knew he was in good hands:


The inspection is done now and unfortunately, I needed to buy a new starter.  Ugh!  It was about $800 and I ordered it from Aircraft Spruce, which has a store at the Brantford Airport.  I asked the customer service person on the phone if I could pay for it with kidneys instead of cash.  I said that my mother had a couple I could give her.  After a laugh, she told me that wouldn’t be possible.  Bummer.

Speaking of mothers, I visited Janski this weekend.  I was completely shocked and dismayed when I saw the beautiful window decoration I gave her for her car, was stuck to the wall in her garage!  How could she not want such lovely art upon her vehicle:



I guess I better show my other pets in this blog entry, so the “non-calendar” pets don’t feel left out.  Here’s Mya sitting on Pinky (She always sits on her sisters.  We call it Myaing):


Pinky looks thrilled.

Gecko Zim has a nice fat tail:


Little pig has been eating lots of cute crickets lately.

Mike had a staring contest with Abby while she was at the vet’s office:


Abby won.

Not too much else going on with moi. I’m hoping the weather is decent on Thursday so I can go for a flight.  It’s supposed to be quite windy, which is my kind of flying (only when I’m by myself – not with passengers!)

Today’s symptoms: Feeling pretty decent today following a few “meh” days.  Tomorrow will be better!

Abby The Angel

Had a really bad day today.  At 4:00am, Abby’s colon had a blow-out party on my bed.  Oh fun.  Poor little girly has had bowel inflammation issues since I adopted her almost seven years ago.  I’ve been told by vets that she probably wouldn’t last to age three, and yet the little goober is going to turn seven on Halloween.  Anyway, she has been on countless medications over the years, had tons of tests, etc.  She can’t make it to the litter box so I have been cleaning my floors daily all this time.  I actually had all of the carpeting in my apartment removed and put in vinyl so it is easier to clean.  The vets I have seen have said no one would have done this much – would have put her down years ago.  Even after crying for countless hours this morning and almost making the decision that we were at our breaking point and that this was the end.  Mike came with me to the vet today.  I completely broke down to the doctor, saying I don’t know what to do anymore and I just can’t take it.  She said that I should feel absolutely no guilt as I’ve done so much for her (as she read through pages and pages of reports).  I just couldn’t do it though.  The vet said we can try a couple more things.  I can tell that Abby isn’t suffering – if she was, it would be a somewhat easy decision.  So, I brought the little goober back home with a purse full of new meds.  Paws crossed this is the answer.  I just want her to have quality of life, no matter how long that will be for.  Besides, how am I supposed to give up on something this cute?


I swear, she likes things on her noodle:


They’re all so cute – I don’t know what I would do without the freaks:


Look at little Boo sleeping, with her chin all smooshed against her paw.  Abby in the background:


As usual whenever there is a bag in view, Pinky is in it – no matter where it is:


Then we have Boo and Mya, who were initially (when I first adopted Boo), the worst of enemies.  Now best of buds, Boo with her arm around her bestie:


I asked Mya the next morning what she thought about this sisterly love act from last night.  She was pretty proud:


Boo was impressed too – just chillin, knowing how awesome she is:


Of course, we can’t forget the geckos.  Here’s little Peanut, looking adorable as usual:


Changing topics, Mike and I went to the Niagara Central Airport (in Welland) renaming ceremony.  It is now the Dorothy Rungeling Airport.  She’s such an awesome person – is now 104 years young!  “She was the first Canadian woman to hold an airline transport license, was the first to solo a helicopter, earned numerous air race trophies and was awarded the Amelia Earhart Medal.  She’s been called Canada’s Flying Housewife.”  From Niagara, too!  So amazing to watch the ceremony then meet her:


Yes, as I said, she’s 104 and she is sharp as a tack!  I showed her a picture of my plane on my phone and let her know what an honour it was to meet her:


Ok, I am completely exhausted after this emotionally draining day.  I’m going to try and post again tomorrow, as I have a fun weekend to share.

Today’s symptoms: Well, as you can imagine, today really sucked.  I am so physically and emotionally drained.  I can’t wait to go sleep tonight.  I’ve had lots of spasms in my legs and hands over the last couple of days, but quite bad today.  It’ll be better once my stress level decreases when Abby improves!

Manitoulin Island Flight

Mike and I just went on one of the best trips ever.  Last Thursday, we hopped in Vyctor and flew to Manitoulin Island.  I thought the flight would be close to three hours but it was just a little over two.  The scenery was amazing, especially from Tobermory to Manitoulin Island.


I was a little leery flying over the water from Tobermory to Manitoulin Island, but it wasn’t too far.  Then the scenery got even better:


I used to go there quite often as a kid, but seeing it from the air was a whole new experience.  The Gore Bay Airport was on the West side of the island:


After landing, we waited for a couple minutes while a Coast Guard helicopter fueled up and took off:


We dragged Vyctor over to the tie-downs after fueling up:


I felt bad leaving him all alone in a strange place for a couple nights, but I knew Vyctor would tough it out.  Mike and I met up with the head dude at the airport, who was extremely nice and accommodating.  I had phoned him a couple weeks previously to see if we could use the airport courtesy van.  Fortunately, we didn’t have too far to drive while there.  Our cabin (Wolsey Lake Cabins in Gore Bay) was only about ten minutes from the airport.  We loaded up the van then headed into the town of Gore Bay to buy some noms for dinner.  Once we picked up everything we needed, over to the cabin we drove.  We ended up with a cabin right on the water.  It was so cute!


Great view and lots of room to play catch, frisbee, etc:


The cabin was so nice and clean.  We were both very impressed.  Another nice thing was that there was a games room on site, with a pool table.  That certainly gave us a few hours of entertainment both nights we were there.

On Friday, we headed to Bridal Veil Falls.  We didn’t do the whole trail, as our main goal for that day was the Cup and Saucer Trail.  We checked out the Falls, which was a few steps from the road:


It was neat to see all of the fishies jumping up into the falls.

Next was Cup and Saucer.  I was really determined to dangle my legs over the cliff, which didn’t sit too well with Mike.  Oops!  After about a kilometer, we made it to the first cliff:


Mike got fairly close to the edge, which we were both impressed with:


And I did more dangling:


The view was amazing, needless to say.  And we got to admire the gum stump nearby.  Unfortunately, we didn’t bring any gum to stick to it:



We weren’t planning on walking too much further, but we did head up to the next level of cliffage.  Of course, I had to dangle again:

There were a few people there when we arrived, but no one else went out to the edge.  Mike thinks I’m mildly insane.


After heading back to the car (we walked 3.2km in total) we went to a restaurant (Twin Bluffs) in Gore Bay.  Mike ordered the Twin Bluff burger and said it was one of the best burgers he’s ever had in his life.  Slurp.

That evening, we noticed a fly buzzing around, pinging off the light in the main room.  I handed Mike the fly swatter and after a few failed swats, I yelled “Wait!”  I realize I’m extremely over-sensitive when it comes to animals (and anything living besides humans, because they can really suck), and I told him to let it live.  The fly annoyingly pinged off of the light for another ten minutes or so, before falling to the ground and spinning wildly.  I went over to him and realized there was something wrapped around his legs.  I untangled him, but then he laid there in a heap.  I felt so bad.  I ran and got a piece of toilet paper and tucked him in for the night:


We were THRILLED (well, not really) to see he wasn’t there anymore the next morning.  Good deed for the day, I saved a fly.  No applause, a cheque will do fine.

We headed back home on Saturday.  Before leaving, I decided to tuck in the stuffed fish I found in the games room:


While flying home, the owner of the cabins texted Mike and said that she loved the fish – it made her day!  Yup, I’m weird.

We passed the awesome ferry, the Chi-Cheemaun, which we used to love traveling on as kids:


The flight home was a tad longer, as we got vectored a little bit coming out of Toronto.  Still less than two and a half hour flight.  We enjoyed ourselves so much, we plan on flying back in the Spring and staying in the same cabin.  It’s nice to know we have good peeps to visit too, such as the Gore Bay manager and owners of Wolsey Lake Cabins.  My friend’s parent’s from work also have a cabin on Manitoulin Island and have invited us for RTV’ing next time we’re there.

Today’s symptoms: Still recovering from the trip, so am quite drained physically.  Lots of spasms in my legs, back and hands over the last few days as well.  Not fun but hopefully won’t last much longer.  I don’t have time for that silliness!