Where has the time gone?

Today I received a birthday card from  Pipo, Dalton and Benji! Their Petcretary  is the BEST (unlike mine-glares at Mommy)


I, Marvelous am 3 years old!

I a couple of days, I will have been living in Canada for 2 years!

We have not been blogging since the end of May. Daddy had a horrible fall, he stayed with us for a while, then Mom was travelling back and forth on weekends to do the yard and house work (its a 6 hour drive). Then she went there for 2 weeks and cleaned the house (thoroughly) tried to beat the yard into shape (3 years of neglect) and built a shed. Dad was still furry ill. He had some some sort of bronchial infection. Then, 4 days after Mom got back to Richmond and overtime for the software rollout (They have one at the end of July and the other at the end of August), Dad was in a catastrophic car accident and has been in ICU in Kelowna (a 5 hour drive from Richmond) Mom has been there for the last 3 weekends (and stayed in Midway which is a 2 hour drive from the hospital so she can do the yard work).

Mom has been just too tired to blog for me!

I have been a totally rotten cat! I have escaped twice and gone for walkabouts in the townhouse complex, I have beating up Kozmo and Jo Jo and hissing at Cinnamon and chasing Ninja.
Mom threatened me with Violin strings last night when I was scratching the carpet on the stairs last night!

So you know we are all great, here are some pictures of all of us!


Cinnamon on her nightly walk, chasing her ball


Cinnamon in the Midway House last weekend


Kozmo giving Mom the evil eye


Jo Jo (in the carrier) and Kozmo in the backseat of the car, coming to Richmond


Jo Jo in MY blue bed on the sofa giving Mom a Raspberry!


Ninja doing what he does best…looking like an angel (he is not really)


Me! Giving Mom a VERY rare hug (I mostly growl at her)

We won’t be posting much, and we have not had much of a chance to read our furrends blogs, Mom has not had any time…and when she sits, we ALL want cuddles!

Can you guys please send some purrayers for our Dad. He is still in ICU.



65 thoughts on “Where has the time gone?

  1. I am so sorry to read what your mom and your family is up against. Sending healing purrz to your dad. You are being the heir to the Cat From Hell by being one yourself. This is gonna sound funny coming from me but you’ve got to help your mom get through this stretch.

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  2. OMC your family has really been though a lot. We miss you but understand that family comes first. We’re purring for your Dad to heal fully and quickly.

    Happy Birthday. We know it’s a tough time but we bet your Mom will make your day special with extra love and treats.

    The Florida Furkids

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  3. Marv first of all HAPPY BIRTHDAY. It sounds like instead of a human little boy having a case of “The Terrible Twos” it sounds like you are having “The Terrible Threes” !! Try to be a good boy for your Mom because it sure sounds like she has her hands full taking care of The Dad. We are SO sorry that he was so sick and now has been in a very bad car accident. Your Mom is up to her eyeballs in just trying to keep up with two households and yards and all of you……then trying to be “there” for your Dad as well. I’m sure you’re acting out because you want her HOME – I can imagine you miss her a lot. Let’s hope life will settle down for your poor Mom and all of you very soon and that your Dad recovers with no lasting problems!!

    Hugs and again – HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
    Love, Teddy

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  4. oh my this news is just awful!!!!! Sending TONS of purrs and prayers to your Dad (and frankly for Mom too, this has to be unreal for her)…………our hearts go out to all of you! Happy Belated Birthday Marv and cut your poor Mama some slack on this one……….she has her paws full and then some!! Sending lots of love and get well wishes for Dad!

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  5. On my You guys are having a horrible time. Being forced to be together is yucky. We really feel for your mom and dad. Your dad is in a tough spot so we send all the purrs we have to your mom and dad. The POTP will be with yoy. Take c are friends.

    Happy Birthday, Marv.

    Shoko, Tyebe, Budd, mom and dad.

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  6. OH NOES NOSE. This is the proverbial “when it rains it … it is a DELUGE” story and we are
    so sorry so many awful things have been happening for MARV and family, definitely NOT
    MARVelous … but somehow, tucked inbetween everything we do wish you a Happy 3rd Birthday and a Happy 2nd Coming To Canada Day, Marv … cause both are super special days for you and your family!
    May good things and many blessings come to ALL very soon.

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  7. We are so happy it’s your birthday but Holy Bad Luck Batcats! Your mom must be exhausted and I’m certain you are acting out for all the turmoil. We send all our love and purrs and hope your dad is on his way to recovery soon so mom can take a well earned and much needed rest! And you be a good boy!

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  8. Oh, Marv! Wow, so much of the not good stuff on the Mom’s plate.
    We send our purrs, prayers and tons of POT for your Dad.

    Happy Birthday, Marv!

    Ya’ll behave yourselves, OK?! That too will help your Mom a lot as she has to carry all those other burdens.

    ((((( ♥ )))))

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  9. Happy Birthday Marv….many hugs

    Marv and Ninja furry sibs and family
    I am so very very sorry to read about your sweet Daddy’s fall and then the horrible car crash.
    I send you all the prayers and healing vibes I can find.

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  10. Oh Marv, furst up, Happy birthday handsum. We’re so glad to be your furiends. As furiends, we’re sorry to hear ’bout all your family’s troubles. We’re sendin’ lots of big hugs and purrayers. Ifin we can do anythin’ to help, purrlease let us know.

    Luv ya’

    Dezi and Raena

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  11. I am so sorry, Marv!! I thought your mum had been a bit quiet, but my mum has also been awol for it seems like forever! I am sending mancatly hugs to you on your birthday and will execute the POTP for your daddy to get well quick! Oh, and my mum says to tell your mum that she needs to look after herself, ok!!! ❤️

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  12. Dear Marv, we came out blogger hibernation just for you. After moving, dealing with cat and human illness, it was time to vanish from social media for a long hiatus. I heard the news from Ann and wanted to wish you a happy purrday and big purrs of hope and healing for dad. Hugs to mom xoxo, Layla and the Cat Wisdom 101 crew

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  13. Dearest Marv, we came out of blogger hibernation just for you. We vanished off social media in May dealing with a big move, human and kitty illness. We heard the news from Ann and wanted to wish you a happy birthday and big purrrs of hope and healing to day. Hugs to mom. Hang in there. Lots of love, Layla and the Cat Wisdom 101 team


  14. Hari OM
    MARVELOUS!!! – I kid you not, I am sitting here this morning telling Bertie and Gail that I have not heard from you for aaaages… and then here you are popping up on my screen!!! But what news you bring us. This is no good at all my darlings. I am feeling badly that I did not be in touch earlier (though being down and out for six weeks myself with some mystery bug did have something to do with that…).

    I am sending super-strength POTP over your way and let mama Barb know that blogging must take a back seat in such things -though it is nice to know you are all still here and that we can get a glimpse of you now and then. Huge Huggies and whiskeries (and wags for Cinnamon), YAM-aunty xxx

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  15. prayers for all of you, I know you all miss your mom and dad and normal daily life. praying for healing and for strength for all involved

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  16. Oh dear gang, such an awful time, just awful. We’re all sending purrs and prayers to your Daddy and we hope you get some positive new soon. We’ve sure missed you and love you all. Happy Birthday Marv! Be nice to your Mom, she could use that about now.

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  17. I was wondering where y’all were! Sounds like a lot is going on in your family, purrs and prayers for healing for your Dad – POTP. Thanks for checking in, we wish much better stuff heading your way from now on.

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  18. Hey Marv! We really missed you guys and loved seeing all the photos, but we are really sorry about your Dad’s illness and accident, and all the extra work your Mum has had to take on. Oh, and Marv? Purrs are always better than growls!

    Purrs and Woofs,
    Tama, Genji and Ollie

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  19. Good Heavens, there’re too many bad things happening there. Don’t escape and add to the troubles, Marv. You’re probably feeling the stress of the situation. I hope things improve for everyone, but especially for your dad. The best of wishes to him, and all.

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  20. Happy Gotcha Day Marv! Avalon has been in Canada almost as long as you have! Where did the time go?!!
    We hope things get better for your Dad and that your Mom can rest soon. Try to keep giving her hugs!! We are sending her lots of love and hugs.

    the critters in the cottage and their human, Sophie XO

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  21. ♪♪Happy Birthday to you,♪♪
    ♪♪Happy Birthday to you,♪♪
    ♪♪Happy Birthday Dear Marv,♪♪
    ♪♪Happy Birthday to you.♪♪

    I’m sorry your mom and dad are having such a rough spot. Especially your dad. Your mom is working too hard.

    Big healing hugs all around. ♥

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  22. I am sorry that so many bad things are happening and hope your dad makes a good recovery. I am sending good thoughts, not only for him but for all of you.
    I nearly forgot, Happy 3rd birthday and 2nd Gotcha Day, Marv.

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  23. Yikes! That is a lot going on at your place! We are so sorry to hear about your dad and we send lots and lots of POTP and purrs! We send lots of purrs to your Mum as we are sure she needs them.
    We hope all you kits and woofies will get along for your Mum’s sake 😉 Good of you to give her cuddles . By the way, Happy 3rd Birthday Marv!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    We purr lots of good things come your way.
    Purrs,Georgia,Julie and JJ

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  24. Oh – we are so sorry to read all this ! We are sending purrayers and POTP for ALL of you, and hope your Dad gets better and your Mom can get some rest ! Please try to be good, but we know you are all missing your humans.

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  25. Oh, you poor dears. We had no idea you have been going through so much! Your poor mom must be exhausted to the core and it sounds as if you guys are showing signs of her stress.

    Praying for your dad in ICU, as well as all of you!

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  26. Happy Birthday Marv! I am so sorry about your Dad. I will be praying for his recovery. I know you act naughty because you miss your mom’s attention. XO

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  27. Happy Birthday, Marv! 🎂🎁🎈We have missed you ever so much. We have stopped by a few times to see if you’d posted, but sadly no! We kept asking our mom to write and check on you and your mom. She has been so wrapped up in the construction project and with Sawyer, she does nothing we ask. We are super sorry to hear about your dad. We hope he gets better really soon. Mom will add him to her prayers, and we all are sending purrs and POTP. Mom and all of us are also sending love to you, all of your fursibs and your mom. XOCK, angel Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy and Sawyer

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  28. We missed you, Marv! And Happy Birthday! We’re sorry everything is crazy right now. We can’t imagine how confusing it must be for you and your fursibs, and how stretched thin your Mom must be! We truly care. We hope everything calms down soon.

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  29. Pawkisses for a Happy Birthday dear Marv🎉Hope you have a wonderful day despite everything that’s going on at your house lately🐾😽💞

    So sorry to read about your Dad, Marv. What a terrible time it must be for all of you, no wonder that you react on your way to it 😦 Will send Healing Pawkisses to your Dad and Purrayers he heals up soon and some Soft Pawkisses for all of you, especially your mom. Hang in there dear furriends💗💗💗

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  30. Happy birthday, Marv! We are so glad to hear from you, but we are sorry that things have been so tough, and that your dad got hurt like that. Your mom really has a full plate, and then some. And it must be so disorienting for you, Kozmo, Cinnie, Jo Jo, and Ninja. We are purring and praying for Dad, and for you all. Love and hugs.

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  31. Oh, my goodness we are so sorry to hear all that has happened and what a load you have to carry right now. We are so sorry to hear about your dad. We send lots of purrs, prayers and hugs for him. We hope he recovers very soon and will be doing great. We also send lots of purrs, prayers, love, hugs and nose kisses for your mom and all of you fur sweeties. You all will be much in our thoughts and we thank you for letting us know what is going on. ❤ Mags and Chancy

    Happy Birthday sweet Marv!

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  32. Happy Birthday, Marv ! We’re sorry you and your mom had to go through all this, We send tons of purrs for your dad. Purrs

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