By Whiskers, family groomer and matriarch of mischief
Well friends, we haven't seen Grammy glow this much since we adopted her. She is embarking on another adventure. When she 'retired' became a volunteer with a blind lady (we call her Aunty L) and that volunteer relationship has developed into a wonderful friendship in which they see each other twice a week.
Then she decided to become a foster mom for kitties and did some other volunteer positions within the organization. This is where we beautiful, adorable, sweet, loveable, mischievous kitties came from. You may read our biographies under BIOS above should you like to know our stories.
During volunteering with the adoption organization Grammy joined Facebook and expanded her main page into two more... our family page, Whiskers, Mouse, Sweetie, Etude & Rondo and Sweetie's page Sweet Cecily Kitten's Tips to share her delightful furry felines (that's us) with you. This has become a part-time job where she does posts almost every day... including Wacky Wednesday, Thursday's Cat Joke of the Week and Friends and Family Fridays.
Then as if that wasn't enough we dreamed up the blog idea in 2014 and here we are. Well, you know, we do like to keep her busy and out of mischief.
Then the old dear decided to take up knitting... an appropriate Grammy job, don't you think? She started with making small items for sale (hats and scarves), opened both a Facebook and an Etsy site called Grammy Ds Knitting Bag and sold some things... but is finding word-of-mouth exposure is getting her more sales than the Etsy site.
Well, that wasn't keeping her busy enough, so what to do? What to do? MORE VOLUNTEER WORK! She started knitting for our local hospital... the same hospital that her medical clinic is affiliated with. Most likely if you follow us on Facebook you know she knits hats for the Cancer ward and preemie angel gowns for the Neonatal ward.
As if that isn't enough... last week she asked about their Baby Cuddler program, who to talk to about it and what steps to take to become involved. Well, it turns out this is an on-call program which suits Grammy to a tee. So the paperwork arrived today for Grammy to fill out and submit. First she has to get all her immunization information up to date.
The process is much more complicated than just filling out the form. Since Grammy is ANCIENT (oops, scratch that before Grammy reads it) there are few documented records of her immunity. She has had all those childhood illnesses that kids got eons ago but long before vaccines when they started to track these things. So she now has to go and have all the titres done.
Luckily, she has a follow-up appointment with her family doctor very soon so she'll pass along the form with the requirements and start the process. Looks like it may take until January 2019 before titres and paperwork are all in place.... then LOOK OUT BABIES! The cuddle-muffin will be on-call.
So what does that mean for us?
Well, since it is an on-call service, we don't know. It may mean we see a lot less of the old dear. It may only be for a couple of hours here and there as a mother needs assistance cuddling her baby. If so, that won't impact us very much.
Now that can be good or bad. Only occasionally at the cuddler program and we continue to get all the cuddles and such that we already get. Busy cuddling babies and we become cuddle deprived ourselves. OR on the bright side, we'll have more time to get into mischief.
I think we should write to the moms at the hospital and say, 'Demand lots of cuddle time from Grammy.' What say you, M&M Crew - shall we start planning our mischief? Look out 2019... you won't know what hit you!
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Five Cats, Five Personalities, One Goal - Mischief & Mayhem.