Monday, 25 June 2012

Fruits of my labour

Bloggie friends!

Here is my first crop of strawberries fresh from my potted strawberry plant! Yay!

Er... I didn't mean to advertise the brand of honey! Whoops! LOL!

Charlie says: I help you write your story with my back foot.


Pic taken 23rd June! He is so himself again - playing, jumping, eating, playing, jumping!

Unfortunately Charlie's tested positive for the calici virus. Will see the vets soon to discuss his palliative care. In the meantime, I write, write like the wind!

Have a great week, everyone!

81 comments:

Prancer Pie said...

Glad Charlie is feeling like himself again. We know lots of kittehz that live with the calici virus. Sorry to hear he has this, but hope he can be treated for symptoms. Purrs, purrayers, and headbutts.

Pee Ess - the Mommy is very impressed with your crop of berries!

klahanie said...

Hey Old Kitty,
I just love strawberries and thanks for such a sweet reminder.
Hope all will be okay with Charlie.
You write like the "wind". Sorry, a bit too much information! :)
See ya,
x

Fuzzy Tales said...

Congratulations on your first crop of strawberries! I'm thinking home made strawberry shortcake. :-)

Lots of purrs from the boys for Charlie, but as I've previously said, if it ain't broke, don't fix it!

And of course HURRAH for "writing like the wind!"

ABBY said...

oh dear Charlie we are sorry to hear about the diagnosis, but we are glad you are now back home and all better.

(((xoxoxo)))
purrs
>^,,^<
♥Abby♥Boo♥Ping♥Jinx♥Grace♥

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Wonder if Charlie is trying to write his cato-biography?
Praying Charlie's treatments will keep him going for many, many more years!

Tracy said...

Kitty, so glad Charlie is on the mend...I bet he was grumpy at the vet...if someone was pulling out my teeth, I might be a bit grumpy as well! Poor baby...take good care of him and those strawberries look scrumptious!

Katnip Lounge said...

Fresh berries! Yum.
Purring for Charlie's continued health--he seems ready to rule the world again; or at least HIS world.

Eileen said...

Aww, we're so sorry to hear Charlie is sick. Sending our purrs his way that he'll keep playing and being happy for a long, long time!

Mom says the strawberries look very yummy!

Sasha, Sami, & Saku (Mom Eileen)

Brian said...

Nice berries! I sure hope you keep feeling better Charlie!

mshatch said...

yummy strawberries, and from your very own garden! How delicious - and free!

So glad Charlie is helping you :)
cats are good that way.

storyqueen said...

those strawberries look so good! Poor kitty--hope Charlie is better soon.

Shelley

Summer Ross said...

I love strawberries and if I didn't have a black thumb I would totally grow some! I'm glad charlie is feeling better.

The Chair Speaks said...

The strawberries look so delicious! We are sending lots and lots of get well purrs to Charlie!

Roland D. Yeomans said...

I will say large prayers for Charlie to respond miraculously to the treatments. May this new week bring you only happy surprises! Roland

Pasha said...

We're glad to hear Charlie has recovered nicely :) hopefully calicivirus won't cause any major complications.
Bone Appetite on the strawberries :)

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Old Kitty - wish I was there munching on those fresh strawberries - just delicious straight off the bush.

Good old Charlie - and so pleased he's feeling better, even if the vet has detected something - which I hope they can help you sort out.

Charlie being better and helping you write strikes me as the best deal ..

Cheers and enjoy this sunny week - Hilary

Lynda R Young said...

It's great to hear that Charlie is feeling more himself again. I'm not sure what the calici virus is, but I hope he will continue to be okay.

And those strawberries are awesome!!! My strawberries are tiny!

Helena said...

So glad Charlie is himself again, and here's keeping my fingers and toes crossed that his care for that nasty virus goes splendidly well. Meanwhile, yay for you for writing!

Al said...

Home grown strawbs! Nothing tastes better!
Good to see Charlie so content!

Teresa Ashby said...

Delicious strawberries!
So glad Charlie is playing, jumping and eating - and writing with his back foot - sending positive wishes and thoughts to him and you xx

The Furries of Whisppy said...

Sorry about Charlie being diagnosed with the calici virus...but great news that he is feeling better. :)
Love strawberries!

the writing pad said...

So glad Charlie's over his tooth probs - hope the virus isn't too worrying. I also write like the wind sometimes - but I'm not saying what sort of wind :-)
Happy writing, Old Kitty, happy strawberry eating - happy Monday!

Mark said...

Awww well I hope Charlie's problems aren't too bad and it isn't too expensive to help him. Though a cat is of course always worth it :) Good job with the strawberries too. Every time I try to grow a plant it just dies :(

Gail Crane said...

Poor Charlie. Hope he isn't feeling too sorry for himself.
Lovely strawberries. Unfortunately the squirrels get most of ours before we get a look in :-(

Pk Hrezo said...

I bet Charlie gets better dental care than I do. lol Glad he's back in action...er, uh...action in Charlie terms anyway. ;)
The strawberries look great!

Hannah and Lucy said...

We are so sorry to hear that Charlie has Calici Virus and hope he will start to improve very soon.
Your home grown strawberries look very tasty - hope your plants keep giving you more fruit.
Take care
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Hart Johnson said...

That's a lot of strawberries! You must be a much better gardener than me.

So sorry about Charlie's virus! I hope they have what he needs to get him well again!

Jennifer Shirk said...

Oh poor Charlie! I hope the treatment isn't too bad.

Your starwberries look great!!

Stephen Tremp said...

Now I'll have that song Ride Like The Wind in my head today. Good thing I like it! I'd like to see what Charlie writes. It has to be better than what my monkey comes up with.

Rene said...

Oh yeah, yummy strawberries! We are so sorry the test result came back positive. :-( i hope it can be treated.

Clarissa Draper said...

I'm glad Charlie is feeling better but also sad he has a virus. Take care. Your strawberries look delicious.

Medeia Sharif said...

I'm sorry that Charlie has a virus. :( I hope he's treated soon.

I love strawberries. I never thought about getting a potted strawberry plant.

Jay Paoloni said...

Poor Charlie...
Get him to feel better, absolutely.

I'd love some strawberries too. Might buy some at the organic shop nearby...
Take care!

Gina Gao said...

This is a great post! The food looks amazing.

www.modernworld4.blogspot.com

Adam said...

cool strawberries

Carol Kilgore said...

Hope Charlie will soon be free and clear of the nasty bug.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I'm sorry to hear that Charlie has the calicivirus! I hope he has a mild form that isn't too serious. It says stress to a minimum...i think you and Charlie are good at that! Give Charlie a hug from me!!

I hope you enjoyed your berries!

My strawberries are finished for now but I usually get a second crop in September when it cools down again.

cleemckenzie said...

Yum to those strawberries. The picture made me hungry.

So sorry about Charlie's diagnosis. I don't know about that disease. Really hope the vet can help you and wonderful Charlie out. He needs to keep writing with that hind foot!

Julia Hones said...

Beautiful strawberries. I'm sorry to hear about the virus. Good luck with everything. Charlie is lucky to have you.

Debbie said...

Great harvest. Must be all the rain, eh? Good to see Charlie chillin' and you're being so productive, too.

suzy doodling said...

Hi Kitty, I love that brand of honey too. And, guess what, I've just made gooseberry jam with goosegogs from the garden. We think alike. Charlie is so clever writing your stories. Bet it's a cat-astrophic tale....xxx

The Golden Eagle said...

Those look like good strawberries!

I'm glad to hear Charlie's acting like himself. :) Hope he continues to be all right!

Hooray for writing like the wind.

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Charlie probably does a better job avoid typos than I do. :)

Tamago said...

Your strawberries look so yummy. I've never had honey with strawberry but sounds good - I'll try next time.
I hope Charlie gets better soon. Glad he is feeling himself.

Katie Isabella said...

Charlie darling, please be alright. Please don't be sick. Xoxoxox

rumpydog.com said...

Charlie, it's all about the quality of life dude, and you sure know how to enjoy living!

RaShelle Workman said...

Glad Charlie is feeling better. Hope the vet can come up with a good plan for help with the calico virus.

Enjoy your writing! xxxx

Ciara said...

My kids favorite time of year is when we get to pick strawberries from the garden. Your berries look great.

Jenn Soehnlin said...

I've always wanted to grow my own strawberries! And blueberries too, since I love them so much! You've totally just inspired me to do so. :)

Feel better Charlie!!

Theresa Milstein said...

Lovely batch of strawberries!

I've never heard of that virus? I hope he'll be okay. I had a cat who was diagnosed with feline leukemia. I was heartbroken. She lived another 10 or 11 years with no sign of cancer.

Jemi Fraser said...

So sorry to hear about Charlie! I don't know anything about that virus - but I hope he's not in a lot of pain. I'll be sending good wishes your way. *hugs*

KarenMcG said...

Those strawberries sure look yummy. What a great green thumb you have.

We're sorry to learn about Charlie's health issue. (I wasn't aware of that virus.)

Talli Roland said...

Yum, those strawberries look delish!

I'm really sorry to hear about the latest development with Charlie, but it's good to see he's back to his normal self in the meantime.

Marg said...

Sure glad Charlie is feeling so much better but sure sorry to hear that he tested positive. Hopefully they can do something to help him not get a full blown episode of the virus. Maybe give him vitamins or something to boost his immune system. We sure are sending tons of purrs to ya Charlie and glad to hear that Mom is writing like crazy. That is great.Take care.

LynNerdKelley said...

I'm glad Charlie is feeling good now, but so sorry he tested positive for the virus. I hope they give him the treatment he needs so he stays well.

How cool that you're growing your own strawberries! Yay for you, Old Kitty!

Ann Best said...

Do keep writing like the wind. Since I haven't been blogging lately, I've missed some of Charlie's trials. As others have said, I do hope the doctors can help him! Jen always sends prayers his way.

It's great to be at least halfway back. I've missed seeing familiar faces like yours and esp. your upbeat truly original comments. Hope the summer is being good to you. Hugs from me and Jen!!

Ann Best, Memoir Author

Shawn said...

Your strawberries look fantastic, mine were the size of an eraser on a pencil!! They did taste good but it would take a gazillion to make a serving!
Hope Charlie is back to himself and feeling chipper!

William Kendall said...

I haven't heard of that virus... I hope it's something that can be dealt with.

Au and Target said...

Poor Charlie! But he looks great and feels good so that's OK. Love your berries...

Kat and the Furrsonality gang said...

We hope Charlie will be better soon! Being sick is no fun.

And yum, those strawberries... we had strawberries growing here, but then the blueberries took over.

LTM said...

ooo! Strawberries, yum! It's very odd us posting on different days like this. I'm not sure Wednesday's working for me... I feel behind all the time. But I'm glad Charlie's himself again, and I hope he can live with this virus. Happy Writing! I'm revising like the wind, myself~ <3

KLo said...

My mother took my daughter strawberry picking last weekend, and they made delicious strawberry jam. Aren't strawberries just beautiful :-)?

Soggibottom said...

Good to see you Charlie.
You can live with that little fellow... just makes you even more special.
luvs Freya Rose Blossom X

Patsy said...

Yay! Strawberries, Charlie's feeling better and you're writing! Great stuff.

Romance Book Haven said...

Hugs to Charlie.

meowmeowmans said...

Fresh strawberries are the best, aren't they? So glad to hear Charlie's feeling better, though we're sorry to hear about the calici diagnosis. We know cats who are living just fine with it, though. :)

Lydia Kang said...

Glad he's feeling better. Enjoy those strawberries! (there's nothing like food from your own garden!)

Carolina Valdez Miller said...

So glad Charlie is doing better. Looks like he wants to be a writer too. And what beautiful looking strawberries! I've never been able to grow them so well.

LynNerdKelley said...

Happy Thursday, OC! I hope you and Charlie are doing well. Have a great weekend, my friend!

Life 101 said...

Our strawberries are doing great right now. There's nothing like picking one off the bush and eating it.
I didn't realize Charlie was an author too.
I chose to believe he will live a long a fruitful life.

Karen Jo said...

The strawberries look great. I am glad that Charlie is more like himself again.

DWei said...

Mmm... Those strawberries look great. I can't remember the last time I had fresh strawberries from a garden.

Deborah said...

Hmmmm, what is that Charlie has? I have never heard of it! I hope he is OK.
We have fresh strawberries too and they are delicious!
Happy Friday!
xxoo
Deborah

Esme said...

I would love to have strawberries in my yard. Charlie I hope that you are all healed and feeling much better.

xo the twins.

Katie and Glogirly said...

Strawberries are Glogirly's FAVE. I don't see the appeal...unless I can bat it around on the floor. It makes a cool red color on her rug, yet she doesn't approve.
; ) Katie

orbit said...

Nothing like fresh strawberries says dad, but he says they'd be better dipped in melted chocolate!!

D..J. Kirkby said...

Pallitive care? WHAT?! Is there no cure for Cali virus then? HUG for you.

Cezar and Léia said...

Coucou c'est moi, Luna!!!!
wow how wonderful, my mammy is strawberry addict! LOL Really it's a delicious fruit!
Hey Charlie, you are doing great job helping mammy there, I love your picture!So sorry about the calici virus, I'm sending love to your heart, be positive.
purrs and love
Luna - WE LOVE LUNA
( and hugs from my mammy Léia )

nutschell said...

Hope Charlie gets better soon. Your first crop looks awesome!
Nutschell
www.thewritingnut.com

Jamie Burch said...

Sorry to hear about Charlie's diagnosis. Glad he is doing so well and hope there is some sort of treatment that will keep him that way.

Hugs to you both!

The Teacher's Pets said...

Hello...It is good to be back visiting your blog again! I love that Charlie tries to help you blog with his foot because my cats do similar things while I'm typing! Cats just can't stand to be far away from their owners, that's what I say!