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Hello 2014!

New year = new chores! We’ve been spending time decorating, doing yard work and just organizing in general! I want to really start decorating our house – we don’t really have much furniture and all our rooms have become storage rooms – ooops! So, I have decided that my new years resolution is to be more organized! Not just with house stuff but I’ve been really bad about blogging so I want to really change that! I tend to gather lots of ideas and stories to blog about but when I get in front of my lappy I forget and my busy brain goes off topic.

My sisters bought me a new notebook for 2014. I will be carrying it everywhere! I also want to redo the front page of Mind-Speaks.com

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1. My hubby and our friend Paul at a Houston Gaymers event. 2. Bravely Default demo done! I can’t wait for the full game! 3. Blue shiny nails. 4. Free People have the coolest packaging, this was their shopping bag! 5. BLUE DR. MARTENS! Totally a pain breaking them in but they are slowly starting to feel better. 6. Pokemon Plushies! Most of these were gifts we gave to friends for Christmas. I am glad we have so many gaming/pokemon friends!

OH, we’ve been taking Tomo outside! He loves pretending to be a wild kitty. Here is a video of him in action.

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Link Love: Paper Source labeled my wedding as one of their favorite posts for 2013. So very honored!

Where have I been? Welll…..

It has been a few months since I did a real time post here. Well a few things have changed since I last really posted about my life. For the last 3 months we were house shopping! We fell in love with a home but someone put a HUGE offer over ours. So we continued our search and found nothing as big and beautiful as the home of our dreams. Until months later we received a call from our realtor saying the other buyers backed out and the seller took our back up offer!

So during Labor Day Weekend – we moved to our new home! Hardest thing about moving is dealing with our cats. They were so whiny when we slowly were packing up through out the month – they didn’t understand what was going on, they just knew SOMETHING was happening.

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1. Our new home! 2. Tomo already claiming the window in the bedroom 3. Welcome Home Basket from our realtor 4. Chandelier in our master bath 5. Cats enjoying a raining day 6. New rug in the living room

We adore our new home…nothing like going into your own space after a long day at the office! I never thought about having a certain type of “style” but hopefully we can make the inside modern even though the outside is pretty traditional.

Gentle Közi

This post may be a tad graphic, I also want to express I am in no way a dog hater. In fact – my dude and I were talking about getting a german shepherd but after what happened earlier this week….we may be rethinking that idea! Again I am not a dog hater.

Okay Monday night….or rather Tuesday morning was traumatic. It is 1am and I get a phone call from my sister Kim. She is crying. Absolutely bawling with fear in her voice. She tells me: “Közi was attacked…its really bad.” After moments of explanation and tears I notice my dude is calling emergency pet hospitals. My family is from a small town called Lake Jackson – thankfully I live in Houston so there are places open 24hrs to help pets. But what happened to our sweet Közi? He was pinned down and attacked by 2 adult boxers. They tore off his tail and ripped his tummy. I tell her to get him ready, we are coming to get him.

The thing about Közi is that – he is one of the most gentle cats you will ever meet. He is submissive, lovable and seriously my dad’s best friend. To think of him (or really any innocent animal) being mauled is heartbreaking. I got Közi when he was only a few months old, and after my dad grew attached to him I gave him to my family to keep and raise – he is now 6 yrs old and the family favorite. The weird thing about Közi is that he is a mute – so while he was being torn apart no one could hear him in pain. We are lucky that my dad DID hear 2 dogs fighting over something and after investigation he noticed it was Közi who was trapped between the 2 large aggressive dogs!!

After we arrived my dad put Közi in my carrier and I saw that his tummy was torn open – I knew this was going to be more serious than I thought. We rushed to the clinic signed him in and we were told he needed surgery asap. That he would recover and he wouldn’t die. A sigh of relief until we paid for the vet bills -_-;;;

It has been a few days and Közi is pretty depressed in the hospital – I hope we can take him home soon. He isn’t eating or reacting to our voices so I am worried that he is traumatized. Now I expressed alot of anger towards the owners of the 2 large boxers. If you have a huge dog, especially 2 of them – lock them up!!! We live in a community with a leash law, and with children. What if they hurt a child next? I just want them fined – to pay for our bills and to get rid of the dogs. My dad called the cops and animal control and they confirmed it is a house of college kids renting a house near my parents. My dad is really angry – he is going to fight them for hurting his buddy!!


Taken the morning before the incident. He lost more than half his tail in the mauling.

If you want to see pictures (not bloody ones) or get a more fuller story: my sister Kim has written her side over here. I am just disgusted by the whole thing – what is worse when I told people about our cat some have scoffed – “why spend so much money on a cat?” or “you can get a free one anywhere”. Seriously? They must not be animal lovers.

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OK we have two cats. My cat Tomo – is 5 years old big maine coon boy! He is a loveable, talkative but weird cat. When my fiance and his old lady cat moved in – it really stressed out Tomo. He was the only kitty for so long AND he wasn’t used to sharing me with someone.

Now, let me introduce to you to Jody’s (my fiance) cat. Her name is Missy and is 14 year old cat who Jody adopted from a wild cat shelter in New Orleans about 4 years ago. She was a mother to baby wild cats – she littered a handful of wild kitties helping endangered cats!! She is VERY loveable but over protective of Jody. She also is a huge lap cat and head honcho over Tomo. Even though she is half his size!!

Now they have become more lovey dovey towards each other so we rewarded them with brand new beds! We bought two different kind of beds not knowing which one each would like. I have dealt with my parents’ pair of cats with beds and both usually fight for the same one while there is one empty -____-; Sooo I was worried but to my relief they loved the beds and picked one to their liking. After a day or two later we noticed they actually started to share and switch beds. They are not territorial! It was really cute how they switch from time to time!!!

Random video of Tomo chirping while trying to get our attention outside of our bedroom.

So that is our family! What kind of pets do you have?