Friday, March 29, 2013

A Visit with Maggy, Zoey and Ann, a Portrait of Angel Squashies

Hello, Pip here.
We are in Florida!  In fact we have been in Florida for a whole month.
It has been furry cold in Florida, but is still warmer than it is back home in Maryland.  They have had lots of cold and snow at home.  I don't like the snow or the cold, on account that I had to live in it fur 2 whole years before mommy convinced me to live with her and daddy and TK.

It has been a hard adjustment fur me. I was so ascairt, I spent the first three days UTB. Then I heard mommy tell daddy that she was going to cancel the trip and take me back home, so I wouldn't be ascairt.  So I came out for a while so she wouldn't do that.  Then I came out more and more.  First I would hide when peoples walked by, but then I figured out that no one but mommy and daddy would come in the van.  Now I am out all the time! (Peoples still scairt me. I'm not tell you why! But you would be ascairt too!)

This is me in our Van, sitting on mommy.  Look at my BIG mancat paws!
So first mommy got to go visit Maggy and Zoey. It was a furry nice luncheon that Maggy and Zoey's Mommy, puts together so my mommy gets to meet all the Florida friends.  There was Angel Max, Bugsy and Knuckle's HH. (and flat Max!), Angel Sniffie, Angel Tamir, Ellie, Allie, Raz, Clifford and Cubby's Mom (and flat Raz!), and even Auntie Elinor cames, which was furry special because she is furry sick. *Purr, Purr, Purr, Purr*.

This is a picture Auntie Ann  made of all the attendees.
 While at the lunch Angel Max's HH mentioned that she is doing a new series of paintings called "Cats in Motion" and she wondered if mommy had any pictures that would work.  So mommy came home and looked at her thousands of photos of all of us, and sent a few to her for consideration.  And guess what?  She did one of
Angel Squashies!  She is so talented.  And guess what else?  Mommy got the picture to hang above Squashies' ashes on her desk, where she can see them all day... when she is at home.

HH paints Squashies
Mommy and daddy have been doing lots of stuff. Daddy has played lots of golf, and mommy has done lots of work (LOL).  They went to an airshow, and took an air boat ride, and saw lots of birds. Birding is a hobby of mommy's and she added lots of new birds to her bird list.  (Birding is a hobby of TK and mine too, but I don't think it's the same thing at all.)

TK and Pip, birding in Florida
And then, Maggy and Zoey stopped by to invite us to lunch!  They were furry nice and didn't want to scairt me.

Maggy and Zoey visit me!
So then mommy and Zoey and Maggy's mommy had a wonderful day together.  They had lunch and went shopping and chatted and chatted like sisters. My mommy had such a great time!  Before mommy knew it, the day was over.

We are going to be very sad to leave Florida.  But this is not the end of the trip!  Mommy is going to take the Van to Huntsville, AL to visit her sister for a week.  And then we are going to have another visit with a mystery Blogger, that has TK's tail quivering. (Can you guess who?)

You all have a safe and happy Holiday.
Love, Pip-Squeak

Update: Pip's closing didn't make it on the last posting.


  1. That is so cool! Our mom was able to meet Mo, Ann, and Sharon the first of the month. (Sounds like she just missed meeting your mom!)

    Please feel free to come through SC and visit us.

  2. Pip, it sounds like you and your fambly are have in a whale of a time in Florida!! Could you be going to visit the Three G's?

  3. So nice to hear from you guys. We think it is so great you and your Mommy got together with those other Florida cat bloggers. And the painting of Squashies is adorable. We will never forget sweet Squashies.

  4. Yo Pip ManCat
    Wow what an excitin trip!
    Those are some pretty pawsitively ManCat Paws!
    I get scairt too when strange peeps come by.
    Purrs my furendz!

  5. We are so glad to hear from you all! We're glad you're enjoying Florida.

  6. It's so great to see a post from you! We saw on the Zoolatry blog that you were there and wow, that was so cool. And the painting of Squashies is a wonderful tribute/memorial. :-)

    We can't guess who you're visiting next, but we'll look forward to a post!

    Happy Easter weekend to you all.

  7. Tee hee (we know, but won't let the cat-outta-the-bag) ...
    aren't you glad it finally turned WARM! With sunshine, too!
    Luv you guys! Sad to see you go ...
    The Zoolatry Girls (PS ... just so's you know, the ZH just got back from the groomers and she looks human once again!)

  8. Wow, looks like you're all having an awesome time! What fun to get to visit with other kitty bloggers!

  9. HH did a great job on Squashies' portrait. It looks wonderful. We are so glad that your Mom got to get together with all the other Mom's, and that Aunt El got to come.Glad you are beginning to enjoy the trip a little.

  10. Wow, it sure looks like you're having fun in Florida! We love the picture of you and TK birding together. That is so sweet. Oh, and the painting of Angel Squashies made us get all teary. What a nice way to remember her.

  11. It is so nice to see you and it sure looks like the trip has been lots of fun!

  12. We've missed you, so it's extra good to see you today., I think I can guess where you are going next because a little birdie/kitty told me, but I don't want to spoil it for everyone else. You have been having a very nice trip.,

  13. Awwwww perfect and ever so pretty Pip!! Awww look at you and your big paws all travelling with mum and dad and your beautiful big brother TK to Florida! How amazing are you! We are so glad you are having such adventures and visiting good bloggie pal friends and furriends! Yay! We love love love this stunning painting of gorgeous angel Squashies!! It really captures her fighting fun spirit!!

    Enjoy the rest of your adventures, sweet Pip-squeak!! We look forward to reading all about it soon! Take care

  14. Glad to hear that you and the family are having adventures and visiting friends. We understand being shy, I don't like visitors either and usually run away and hide for hours before coming in and sniffing them.


    Julie and Poppy Q

  15. Our Mom and Auntie El and Flat Raz had such a good time meeting your Mom. We hope we can do it again next time you're in Florida!

    The Florida Furkids

  16. What an awesome trip! I love Squashies' painting - I think it really captured something very special. I can't wait to read about more adventures!

  17. Pip, how nice that you got to meet Maggy and Zoey. And that your mom got to meet a lot of our furiends' humans. We LOVE that painting of Squashies!!

  18. Your Mom and Dad are having a great time. I'm sorry you are so ascairt, Pip. I understand completely. I run and hide whenever someone comes to the door.


  19. Good to hear you is less scairt Pip. Sounds like you is having a pawsome trip, with wonderful peeps and kitties to visit.

    Safe travels, and Happy Easter!

    Sasha, Saku, & Sami

  20. What a wonderful post! Love that first picture of you Pip and so glad you have adjusted to the travelling. How special that your Mom got to spend time with Ann and meet other bloggers as well. Hmm, we wonder who you're going to visit next? It will be exciting to find out! Have a safe, wonderful trip! The painting of Angel Squashies is very special.

  21. I love love love precious Squashies portrait and thank you so much for letting us see it. Boys, Pip..I am so proud of you for learning not to be scairt. You are getting to be such a grown up Mancat. Kisses and snuggles. Xxxxoooo

  22. We just love your wonderful post that you shared. The portrait is just amazing and done so nicely. Thanks for sharing the wonderful photos. Have a great day.
    World of Animals