Mancat Monday: Coping with Our New Normal

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It’s Mancat Monday and if y’all wonder how we’re doing, we are doing okay. It’s been sad since our Sister Zoe left us to become an Angel, but we’re coping with it. I’ll thank you all properly for your kindness on our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop, okay?

Anyways, speaking of normal, it seems as though the stupid hots are returning to our area and yep, that always brings a chance of thunder boomers. Then, there is the normal noises of summer. Our neighbor, the one who had the noisy tree cutting humans had some brush cutting humans there over the weekend. Dang, it was noisy. Forturnately, Simon had his brave on and didn’t hide. Oh yes, those noisy fireworks will be coming up soon too.

Oh, and how’s this for normal. Yours truly got hauled off to the Vet. Seriously?!?! How rude was that?!?! I’m not sick, but I did have to go for a claw trim. Usually the Dad trims them for me but I had two that were doing the curly thing and trying to grow into my paw. So, the Dad thought he’d best have a pro do it. It sure does feel better, even if I didn’t like the car ride.

I hope you have a terrific Monday and I’ll see you on Thursday for our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop. Remember, adopt cats, we deserve it!!!!! More Forever Homes More Often! Purrrrr! Zip! Later!

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45 thoughts on “Mancat Monday: Coping with Our New Normal

  1. Summer

    Ugh, it was always bad when Binga had a claw that started to curl. Boodie is so good, my human can handle her at home, no matter what her claws look like. Me? I’m ALWAYS good!

    I hope the new normal isn’t too sad for you all. <3

  2. Madsnapper

    Yet again I am in learning mode today! I know that dogs have those claws that curl and try to grow back into the tall but I did not know that Cats Pause did that and now I do sorry you had to go to the vet

  3. Derry and Kim

    Life seems to be about adjusting to new normals on so many levels. We remember reading, years ago, a comment someone left on another blog, about how we never get over the loss, we just become accustomed to the absence. We’ve found this to be a life-truth. :-/

    Anyway, Brian, we’re relieved that your vet trip was only for your claws and that all is well.

    Take care, purrs from Derry.

  4. ATCAD ~Scylla, Chimera, Yin, Yang, Fenris & Tuiren

    The Mom needs to check Scylla’s claws, to make sure they aren’t doing the curly thing.Tuiren has one that does the curly thing and Mom says it’s very difficult to trim, but she got a great pair of nail clippers at the vet so she doesn’t mess up. Relived to hear you are OK Brian and just needed your nails done. Scylla sends love and nose kisses.

  5. Katie Isabella

    Yepper, Brian. Mom would like to let mine alone, but there is always going to be that curly thing and then, our pads will suffer. You did did what was best for you, and in a few weeks, it will be burrito time for me. We miss your sisfur too Brian.

  6. Madison

    We have thought about you all a lot. Still so sad about Zoe. Another friend our ours lost her dog last week too. It’s all sad, but life goes on and Zoe would want you all to enjoy your lives in the new normal.

  7. Diane

    Brian, happy to read your vet visit was just for a claw trim. Keep those newbie kitties in line! It’s hot hot here too for us. We need rain.

  8. Cecilia Upchurch

    MOL Brian
    Simon had his brave on I love that!!
    I agree with Dad about letting the pros take care of the curly claw. Just to hard to get a good angle on them with the clippers.
    Hugs Cecilia

  9. The Island Cats

    We know about new normals, Brian. Purrs as you all adjust. And good thing you got those claws taken care of…that could hurt more than going to the vet.

  10. A ShutterBug Explores

    Yep ~ already heard those fireworks ~ and some of the regular noises, cars, landscaping, and even heard and saw plane ~ wow ~ Normal? What is normal? I am not ready to go to other people’s houses ~ went to sister’s yesterday and it was strange ~ so much for normal ~ still feel apprehensive ~ Sweet photo of you ^_^

    Be Safe, Be Well,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  11. Sandee

    I’m sorry you’re having so much noise going on. Hopefully you’ll have some quiet. Dad did the right thing with those claws. Sometimes you need a pro to take care of things.

    More healing hugs to all of you. Miss Zoe was a wonderful kitty.

    Thank you for joining the Awww Mondays Blog Hop.
    Have a fabulous Awww Monday and week. Scritches to all your siblings and my best to your peeps. ♥

  12. Eastside Cats

    There is never a ‘new’ normal, Brian…we all just hunker down and deal with the changes by gritting our teeth sometimes, or having a nice cry at others.
    Glad you had a pawdicure; I am hoping I can schedule a human one very soon.

  13. da tabbies o trout towne

    dood…..catz due knot like change N peepulz due knot either, even if they say they do….we noe itz gonna bee ruff goin fora while ~~~~~~ ♥♥♥♥♥

  14. Teddy and Pam

    New normals are a big adjustment and I know you must miss Sister Zoe very much. As for the nail trim Brian – at least that’s ALL they did at the vet – no needles, no embarrassing temperature checks, etc. Not too bad huh?

    Hugs, Teddy

  15. Cathy Keisha

    Whoa Better tell your claws to behave. This year we’ve had tons of boomie things I think people got tired of quarantine and are getting out frustration. We don’t really hear them with our new windows but everyone is complaining about them. I’m sure you all are missing Zoe terribly.

  16. Raven

    It can be difficult to get used to a new normal, but it sounds like you’re adjusting. Too bad you still have all those noises. Sorry you had to take a car ride to get your claws trimmed, but it always feels good to have a fresh pawdicure.

  17. The OP Pack

    New normals are always difficult. We have to say that nothing is normal here, especially today. We hope the thunderstorms and the fireworks treat you all kindly.

    Woos, Lightning and Timber

  18. Melissa & Mudpie

    My Angel Tara had the curly nail thing happening once. The vet discovered it when she had to stay overnight with her diabetes once. I was heartbroken that she may have been hurting for awhile and I didn’t know it. We’ve had FIVE over 90 degree days in a row here in Vermont!

  19. Ellen Pilch

    Sorry you had to go to the vet for a nail trim. At least they did not steal your bloods.

  20. The LLB Gang

    Arty and I got groomed and the groomer took care of our nails…Jakey goes to the Vet this week for his nail trim. Hope the boomers stay away!

  21. Anne Robinson

    It is so good to see you here. I have had Zoe on my mind. I know she will be missed. Good to get those nails trimmed. It is an art I never mastered. Mister Kitty would bite me and claw me and scratch me! He should see his vet, they can handle him better then me You all have a nice week and take care HUGS

  22. Foley Monster, Pocket and River Song

    I hope the new normal does not include daily vet visits and loud noises. It is hard enough as it is

  23. Bell Fur Zoo

    Yep it are sooo hots here to and can you believe these crazies around us have already been shooting off fireworks for like a week and a half (insert biggest eye roll of life). Mama went and got brudder a good supple of his edibles so he does not completely loose his marbles.

  24. Kitties Blue

    Brian, we hate those noisy outside machines people use and so does our mom. We are certain it will take a very long time before your days are not constantly consumed with memories of and missing Zoe. We know together you are all strong and will help your humans with extra love as they grieve. XOCK, angel Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy and Sawyer

  25. messymimi

    It’s never easy to adjust to a new normal, but it happens. After a while, the memories don’t hurt so much, they bring comfort instead.

    Glad you got the nail trim.

  26. RO P

    I’m so very sorry about beautiful Zoe, and know that she’s lounging pain free and watching you all from up above. Dad always knows what to do with those claws doesn’t he? I’m sending lots and lots of hugs.

  27. The Oceanside Animals

    Charlee: “I had to go to the vet last week too. Mama and Dada thought I had a UTI so they brought me in to get checked out. I yowled the whole way there, the whole 15 minutes I was getting looked at, and the whole way home.”
    Lulu: “I had to go to the vet on Friday. They knocked me out, kept me for hours, and stole all my lovely dental tartar.”
    Charlee: “… You win.”

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