charmax: (we wed)
I get wed exactly 2 months today and I have my best man sorted! My cat Bailey having his dress fitting and looking very dapper too. :D

charmax: (Grin)
Back by popular demand ;) )

75 hos. Wow. The signing up doesn't close until the 14th.

[ profile] sol_se dropped by earlier to tell me about the love meme. It really felt good to see that this morning. Thank you I feel so loved!
I wish I had seen it sooner so I could have left something.

[ profile] astartexx I should have that vid/let ready in the next 24/48hrs.
charmax: (Sweet Charity)
For those of you on my flist that don't like cats what is wrong with you? Jeez! don't click. Further experimentation with the new camera. )

Have you seen the Ho's you can buy at Sweet Charity? So far 26 of us have joined up! It's a lot but not nearly enough. Get joining it's for a great cause.

Right, must get back to vidding - lots of projects, so little time.


Feb. 28th, 2007 12:39 am
charmax: (Yay!!)
30mins into my birthday and I have been allowed to open one present. The rest have got to wait until morning apparently *rolls eyes* so Andrea ([ profile] thedothatgirl) yours come first. You know you're awesome, right? Thank you so, so much for the Tinker drawing and the pretty card too.

I've scanned it in. :D

ETA: I am so chuffed with this I've even made it into a desktop wall.
charmax: (Scamp)
This was originally posted by [ profile] morgandawn some months ago, I keep forgetting where to find it so I'm posting it here.

cat spam

Jan. 26th, 2007 07:20 am
charmax: (Tinker)
My kitty Tinker decided to pose for me - large images )
charmax: (Buff)
Our beloved old man cat Buff passed away today. We will miss him greatly, he filled our life with so much happiness. ♥

drawn by [ profile] thedothatgirl Thank you again Andrea. x
charmax: (Scamp)
For anyone who doesn't know what's been happening with Buff (my elderly, formerly feral, FIV cat) he has been very sick for about a week and had been hospitalised for rehydration. Fortunately although he isn't totally out of the woods it seems that the immediate crisis has come to an end and my beloved cat has managed yet another comeback. Fingercrossed the anti diarrhoea meds seem to be kicking in and we can start to put some weight back on him.
charmax: (Scamp)
Buff is seriously sick again. :(
charmax: (Scamp)
So what has Charmax been doing these last 3 weeks? To be blunt not a lot. Me and [ profile] xandra_ptv have been having a whinge about The L Word but there is nothing new in that. We both have a love/hate relationship with that show. Xandra is leaning more towards the hate.

I suppose I should update on the real life stuff. I've been getting out of the house more in an attempt to get fit and shed some pounds before the summer. I'm doing pretty well so far (8 pounds in 10 days. Yay me! Yummy carrot sticks. Not!) I just hope I can keep my enthusiasm up. I've not done much art lately but that is all going to change now that I am going to be able to study the Photoshop course I wanted to do a while back. Anyway I can't usually work on art and vids at the same time and currently I am in a vidding space. Can I just say remastering vids is hard! The Xena vid is very nearly finished. All being well that should be ready tonight. There are other projects on the go but I am not going to discuss that now...

I have been back and forth to the vet's all week. Buff, my FIV cat, picked up an infection that took a while to get on top of. He seems to be on the mend now and he has to go back tomorrow to see if he is well enough to go on interferon. I hope so because I have heard marvellous things about it. In between Buff's visits I had to take Tinker to get her teeth cleaned. The anaesthetic has knocked her about a bit and the blood tests they did for her liver and kidney functions showed up a slight problem with her kidneys that they want to check on in a month or so. My babies are getting old. Poor tinker she does look sorry for herself she has razor burn where she was shaved on her neck and forearm and she is still a little bit spaced out from the op. I don't know what she was doing while she was there but she has worn all her claws down to nubs, she must have been going ballistic! I'm sure all will be well tomorrow when she has had time to recover.

What else? Oh yeah, dvd watching. I know "Rent" is old news to a lot of you on my friends list but I have just watched it. It doesn't sell in the UK so I had to get the region 1 from It was alright but perhaps not quite as good as I was hoping it would be. "Kinsey", wow that guy was weird. I rented "Crash" with no great expectations but I really, really liked it and can see why it won the Oscar. I know lots and lot's of people love "Sin City" but why oh why?! I hate it with a passion. "Closer" started off well but by the last 3rd of the film everyone’s self involvement was driving me nuts. Just get over yourselves already!

So that's the month of March in a nutshell. Vets, vids and vegetables. Pretty dull eh?

I'm gonna scuttle off now back to "Boom Boom Ba".
charmax: (Scamp)
Scamp's Day )
charmax: (Default)
Not such good news about Buff. The vet said he was old and had quite a slow heart rate as well as slightly swollen lymph glands and "noisy lungs" hence the cough I took him for. All these symptoms coupled with what facts we know about his history led her to suspect one of the immune diseases was possibly the root cause of his problems. She tested him for leukaemia and FIV (feline AIDS). I was able to take him home and she gave me some antibiotics to give him to see if they help with any infection. The blood results came back as positive for FIV. Her advise was to have him euthanized within the next few days because he could pose a risk to other cats. I will minimise his contact with neighbourhood cats and make sure my other two don't eat off the same bowl as him and things like that but I am not ready to let go of my ugly/beautiful Buff just yet. My duty as a pet owner will of course mean that I will have to do what is right by Buff in the end but for now I will give him the antibiotics, put him on a high protein diet and minimise  any stress. I  believe I will know when the time is right to have Buff put down but that time isn't just yet. It is definitely depressing news but I will have to try to treat him as normal and try not to look at him as dead cat walking. As long as he still has a decent quality of life I am happy to carry on. I won't let him suffer, we love him to bits. ♥ 
charmax: (headache)
So after I had worked myself up for the trauma and potential upset of taking Buff to the vet-  it didn't happen. The little bugger went out at 5am and didn't come back til 6pm thus making any vet trip impossible until after the weekend. Which means I will have to steel myself all over again. Even now he has gone out. I am beginning to wonder if he is checking out another home.

Of course with the benefit of hindsight it was a mistake to let him out but he is an outdoor cat and goes ballistic if you try to keep him in. He hadn't had his breakfast so I was pretty confident that he would be back but he must have heard us plotting and stayed well away. Although I am making light of it I am genuinely quite worried about him. He has a bit of a cough and given his age and condition I would have preferred to have had him seen today.  He WILL go next week!!

I was tagged by [ profile] millylicious. All I seem to ever do is memes lately! lol

List three random facts about yourself that your friends might not know. And then tag five other friends to do it.

01. I have a condition called polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) which causes fertility problems/Insulin resistance.
02. I was a disco dancer, tap dancer, ballet dancer, gymnast.
03. I lived in 40 different locations in my teens.

tagging > [ profile] sandy_s  [ profile] thedothatgirl [ profile] sadiquechienne [ profile] cellyjelly [ profile] dualbunny

Everyone was very busy and postful last night! It's going to take a while for me to get back to you all...
charmax: (James Blunt)
I shall be going to bed shortly, I need to get up early tomorrow because after much debate me and Max decided to book Buff into the vets. He is still well-ish but he could do with getting looked over - just to be on the safe side. We should know a little more tomorrow evening. I'll update about Buff then. Keep your fingers crossed for me that the dreaded leukaemia word doesn't arise. 

One last thing -

1. Reply and I'll write something about you.
2. I will then tell you what song/movie reminds me of you.
3. I will say something that only makes sense to you and me.
4. I will tell you my first memory of you.
5. I will tell you what animal you remind me of.
6. I'll then tell you something that I've always wondered about you.
7. Then post this in your own journal.

snagged from [ profile] titenani :D
charmax: (Shane - Cry)
Today was a very sad day. The stray cat (Spike) me and Max have been feeding had to be put to sleep. The past few weeks we have watched her health slowly deteriorate and yesterday we noticed her stomach had ballooned in size. For a while we were thinking she might be ill but this stomach swelling really just developed in a matter of 2-3 days. Her breathing was weak too. We didn’t know this cat very long but in just this short time we had begun to bond with her, every time we opened the front door she was there with her big green eyes staring back at us, purring and asking for food. It is just so sad; she was such a sweet little cat.  What I think upsets me the most is not only that she was seriously ill but nobody was taking care of her, loving her. We were feeding her the past couple of weeks but what about before then? She wasn’t being cared for, her last few months was not in comfort.  I feel guilty because what if we had taken her in sooner? I know now there was nothing we could have done to change this outcome but we could have made her life a little happier. Did we do the right thing by taking her to the vets now? These questions are really aimed at myself. The sensible grown up part of me knows this was right and the kindest thing to do it just hurts when you have to make that decision. What has happened with Spike is now leaving a painful question - do we get Buff looked at? We don’t know where Spike originally lived but we’ve had our suspicions that Buff has come from the same home. All the clues point to that. The thought of taking Buff to the vet and then being told he too has leukaemia is ripping my heart out. Just the thought of it is too much. We love him to pieces, he is our third baby.  All three of the cats are more than just pets they are like children, part of the family and the thought of losing any of them is just agony.
Fortunately Buff is making steady progress he is putting on weight, eating and drinking copiously, he is happy and he doesn’t seem to be ill. But the question is still there – he is content and happy now but what if he does have Leukaemia any symptoms might not show for a while. But then knowing, is that a good thing? If he does have this illness they cannot cure him.  It is all leaving a heavy weight in my stomach I can’t sleep thinking about poor sad Spike and our Buff. I guess me and Max are going to have to do some serious talking.

I think I am going to have to try and get some rest, even if I don’t sleep I need to lay down and relax it’s another early rise tomorrow. I want to thank  [ profile] sandy_s  [ profile] colour_me_sassy [ profile] astartexx and [ profile] dualbunny for leaving comments on my last wallpaper. <3 I'll catch up with ou all soon. Hugs.
charmax: (Orange sucking)
So I've finally finished the painting in the living room, I've put up the new net curtains, the new lampshade, the new clock etc I'm just waiting on the carpet and sofas to be delivered. So everything is back in place and I can finally get back to the computer and catch up on posts I've missed. It's not the end of the renovations I'm still waiting on the builders to come and work on the bathroom and kitchen. All fun stuff and so grown up. I wish I was better at DIY but sadly I am mostly limited to slapping some paint on the walls and I have to admit I am a little scared about the carpet laying cos I really can't afford to muck that up.

Now that I've got a bit more time on my hands I have been catching up with some of my DVD rentals. Maybe it was just the paint fumes but "Princess Diaries 2" made absolutely no sense and was very disappointing given that I had rather low expectations of it in the first place.It was nice to see the actor who played Mason in Dead Like Me though. I miss that show. Lemony Snicket was a lot more fun. I don't know the books but I liked the black humour of the film and even Jim Carrey was watchable.

I also caught up on Doctor Who I've really enjoyed this revival it is such a pity that Christopher Eccleston has decided to leave. Still his replacement was great in "Casanova" so I have high hopes for the next season.

After so much prodding I finally watched QAF (the first 2 eps of season 5). I wasn't expecting to like it but I did. I was intrigued enough to get the first season (though I haven't had chance to watch any of those eps yet.) How come nobody told me it wasn't just Brian and Justin fucking after watching the vids how was I supposed to know there were other charcters and plots and stuff. Mel and Lindsey seem quite annoying but I am hoping thats just the custody issues making them crazy.

I've recently obtained a new addition to the family. The semi feral cat I have been feeding for a few months seems to have adopted us. He just kind of moved in. In honour of this we have had to change his name from "that scabby cat" to "Buff" (after the noise he makes when he gets excited). Anyway here he is in his bed. He has hardly any teeth, his fur is a bit thin and man does he stink but I love him. And because they get jealous I have included my other two cats who are much prettier and less smelly and yet strangely less well behaved.

Buff Buff
Buff Buff
Buff Buff

One last thing I got tagged by [ profile] astartexx to do this meme :D I'm not going to tag others because from what I can see everyone has already had a go.

List your current six favorite songs:

Marcy Playground – Comin' Up
James Blunt – Out Of My Mind
Bree Sharp - Dirty Magazine
Richard Ashcroft – Buy It In Bottles
Gorillaz – Feel Good Inc
Jem - Just A Ride

My first fandom ever:

If we are talking online fandoms then it's BtVs, if you mean shows I was a fan of before I discovered the internet then that would be Blackadder.

My most recent fandoms:

Lost and Veronica Mars :D

5 Fandoms that mean a lot to me:

I thought I'd go for 5 fandoms people might not know I'm into.

  • Dead Like Me

  • Star Trek Voyager

  • House

  • Hex

  • Cold Case

Ok time to catch up with the rest of the world!

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