Getting Well and the Kitten Surprise


I thought I’d check in with you and let you know that I’m feeling much better. Back in April I got very sick and Mommy didn’t know what was wrong with me. She took me to Dr. Kevin and he ran all sorts of tests. Finally he told Mommy that all he could find was that I had five very bad teeth that were infected. He felt that if he cleaned my teeth and pulled the bad ones, I would get well. Mommy told him to do what it took to get me better.

I had to stay at Dr. Kevin’s for several days. I wondered where Mommy was and I was scared. Dr. Kevin fixed my teeth and gave me medicine for the infection. I was so glad when Mommy came and brought me home.

The five teeth that Dr. Kevin pulled were all on the right side. My mouth was sore for a long time and I didn’t feel very hungry. I got very skinny. Mommy worried, but Dr. Kevin told her it would take some time, since I am an old cat.

I had my 14th birthday on May 15th. By then I was feeling better. Mommy and Daddy told me happy birthday and gave me my favorite cat food.

I didn’t really start gaining weight until I figured out how to eat dry cat food with my teeth missing. Mommy saw me do it one day and was surprised. She told Dr. Kevin and he was surprised too. I don’t see why. Mommy had a bunch of teeth pulled and she figured it out. Why shouldn’t I be able to figure it out? Sometimes people are so stupid. (No offense, Mommy.)

I pick up a piece of kibble, move it over to where I have teeth with my tongue, and chew on the left side. Duh, humans, that isn’t so hard. Is it? Isn’t that what you would do?

I have finally gained my weight back.  Mommy is happy about that. So am I because I feel better. I spend most of the time on Mommy’s bed, relaxing. Lately though, I have strolled through the cottage to see what’s going on in the rest of the house.

On one of my strolls last week I ran straight into a kitten!! It ran by me very fast and then, I saw another kitten! Where did these little monsters come from, I wanted to know. Mommy explained it to me.

I see where Mommy and Amy have already introduced you to Sugar and Spice. They are kind of cute, as kittens go. (I never had any myself so don’t know why everyone thinks they are so wonderful.)

Sugar and Spice decided (on the very first night Mommy left them out of the kennel) that they were going to sleep with Mommy.

“Oh No!” I told them. “Mommy’s bed is my territory. You can sleep beside it or under it, but I’m not sharing. A few growls and hisses gave them the idea, although I still have to remind them each and every night. This younger generation has no respect for their elders at all!

I’m still pretty quick with a slap when another cat invades my territory, so they will learn soon enough. Precious’ kittens did. Lordy, never did I dream I would have to teach kittens their manners again once Mommy got everyone spayed. Who would have dreamed that kittens would just show up with no warning at all!

While I’ve been writing, they have managed to knock Mommy’s stereo off the shelf. Good. Maybe she will stop thinking they are so cute once they destroy a few more of her things. Oh, I didn’t mean to sound vindictive, but she is so goofy over them. But then, she was that way over me and my sister, Lucy, too.

Mommy will never change. She just plain ole loves us kitties.

Purrs, Lisa


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