Monthly Archives: October 2010

Boo!!! A Cathouse Halloween Update

By: Amber

First of all, Happy Halloween to everyone. We kitties don’t really like all the strange creatures that come around the cottage on Halloween. Mommy told us not to worry, we were safe as long as she and Daddy were on the job. She always goes to the door and tells them they are cute, and then bribes them to go away with a handful of “treats”. Hmmm, not OUR treats I hope!

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Amber, pondering whose treats Mommy is giving away.

It has been a bad month here. We have gotten use to Amy being gone. Well, almost. Mikey still looks for her. Sometimes he calls and looks trying to find her. He doesn’t do it as often now.

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Mikey is still sad and looking for Amy…

Tigger is still having trouble with his recurring UTI. He is glued to the litter box today, so will go see Dr. Kevin tomorrow. Poor Tigger. Don’t tell him I put this picture up.

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Tigger is really tired of having a chronic UTI.

Lisa is hanging in there. Mommy thinks she has gained a little weight. She spends a lot of her time sleeping. Mommy gave her this really cool robe to cuddle up in and keeps food nearby for her. Tigger and I want a robe like that to sleep on too!

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Lisa snuggled up and taking a serious nap on Halloween.

Oops, here comes Tigger…..

TIGGER: Amber!!!! You didn’t put that picture of me in this post!?

AMBER: Well, yes, it illustrates the point.

TIGGER: Illustrates the point? Amber, that’s embarrassing! How could you???

AMBER: Well, Tig, I, uh, I thought it was funny and I…

TIGGER: I’m telling Mommy! MOMMMMMMYYYYYYYY…..

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Lisa Is Home

By Tigger

Our Mommy brought Lisa home from Dr. Kevin’s Friday. Lisa is very thin, but sure seems to feel better. Amber and I are amazed at how much she is moving around the “Timid Cat Room”. We also noticed that she is eating ALL of her food. She is leaving very little for us to sneak and eat for her; AND she is growling at us when we try to steal it.

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Tigger decided to leave Lisa alone

Lisa has to take a pill every day. Ugh! She has never had to take pills before and does not like it! She fights it and Mommy has to catch her and make her take them. Lisa growls at Mommy and puts up a fuss, but she ends up taking the pill. Mommy can be real determined when it comes to making us take our medicine.

Sometimes Mommy lets us out of the Timid Cat Room. Amy bullied we timid/weaker kitties and we felt safer in our room away from her. Now we are getting to explore and visit the other kitties. So far our visits have been pleasant. I even asked to come out yesterday and wandered around the cottage before getting in Mommy’s lap for awhile. Amber asks to come out too. Mommy keeps the door closed now so that Sugar and Spice won’t drive Lisa nuts, not because we are afraid.

I think I am going to see Dr. Kevin tomorrow. Mommy believes my chronic bladder infection is flaring up. I think so too, but I really don’t want to go see Dr. Kevin. He’s nice enough, but sometimes he makes me stay and I don’t want to. I would rather be home! Sometimes I hiss at him to make sure he knows how I feel about being in the hospital. As big as I am, my hisses don’t seem to scare Dr. Kevin. Oh well. I guess he knows I’m just a big cuddly love bug kitty.

Purrs ~ Tigger

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Comments From The Pet Hospital

By Lisa

I’m at Dr. Kevin’s getting treatment for cancer. I had felt bad for awhile, but tried to hide it from Mommy and Daddy. I didn’t want them to worry. When Amy suddenly got sick and died, the stress made me unable to hide it any longer. Mommy saw how sick I was and took me to Dr. Kevin. He gave me fluids and took blood. The tests showed positive markers for cancer.

He thinks I have intestinal lymphoma. He told Mommy that I might live up to a year, but I might not. I’m an old cat, you see, and age can make things difficult. I am 14 1/2 and that’s getting pretty old for a kitty.

I am being a good girl and taking the shots and will take the pills Mommy will give me when I come home. I love Mommy more than anything and want to make her happy.

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Lisa, October 2nd. She loves to sit in box lids.

Just between us though, I won’t mind crossing the Rainbow Bridge. My brother and sisters are all over there waiting for me. My mom-cat is too and my dad-cat. I also have many kitties I have lived with here at the cottage waiting on me.

I saw my sister Lucy’s spirit when she came for Amy. She told me she would come get me soon. I have missed Lucy and will be glad to be with her again. She was my best friend and I’ve been lonely since she crossed the Bridge.

I don’t know if I will write any more posts. I wrote many of them when Mommy started this blog for us. I was the oldest and wisest, you see. Then I started feeling bad and Mommy said Amy could write the blog. Now Amy is gone and I don’t feel like it. I suppose one of the younger cats will write it, or they can share. We all share a lot here at the cottage. We get along good like that.

I know many of you are praying for me, Mommy told me so. I want to thank you. I appreciate it and I know Mommy does too. Thank you for the prayers, candles and everything. I love you all.

Purrs ~ Lisa

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The Day After

By Jay Jay Dog

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We are sad. Our Mommy and Daddy are sad. Mommy is the worst. She says she is “trying to pull herself together” cause she has to go to work today.

Some of the people at Mommy’s work laugh at her because she loves all of us so much.  They can’t understand why one of us being sick upsets her so much. I think humans are cruel sometimes.

My kitty-sister Amy crossed the Rainbow Bridge yesterday. Her heart was enlarged and just gave out. Dr. Kevin did all he could, but he couldn’t save her. There was nothing that could have been done to stop it from happening. It was a problem Amy was born with, Dr. Kevin told Mommy and Daddy.

Mommy cried and cried last night. The kitties got on the bed with her and tried to comfort her. Tigger head-butted her, Amber licked her face, Lisa treaded in her hair on the pillow and purred in her ear. They all got up real close and let her know they love her very much. I had loved on Mommy before we went to bed and tried to show her I understood. I miss Amy too. We all miss her.

We all tried to stay close to Mommy yesterday, and we are this morning too. We want her to be OK so she can take care of us and Daddy.

I’m old enough to have seen this before with Squeekie, Ellie, Sammy, Pretty, and Lucy. I know in a day or so Mommy will be laughing at us and our antics again. When one of us leaves Mommy to cross the Rainbow Bridge it takes her awhile to recover. She loves us that much.

Once we get used to Amy being gone, the cats will elect a new “boss-cat” and I will make sure they remember that I am really the one in charge.

Mommy will update the In Memory Of page on our site in a while. She just can’t right now.

We are planning some mischief to get into in order to take Mommy’s mind off Amy. If any dog and cats on earth can do that – we can.

Woofs and Wags ~ Jay Jay Dog

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R.I.P. Miss Amy

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March 3, 2007 – October 11, 2010

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Some Improvement

By The Kitties Mommy

 

When Dr. Kevin called last night Amy was showing some improvement. Her heart rate was almost back to normal, her blood oxygen levels were back up to normal and her body temperature was rising back toward normal. She had drunk a little water, but still not eating.

We should hear from him again in a few hours with another update.

Mikey looked and called for her last night. He misses his sister. His meowing almost brought me to tears. I miss his sister, too.

We still don’t know what brought this on. Maybe the tests Dr. Kevin had to send out to a lab will give us the answers.

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Waiting for News

By The Kitties Mommy

I’m sitting here, cell phone nearby, waiting for news about Amy. Kevin was at a loss as to what had happened to throw her heart into such a state when I talked to him last night. He asked if she was one to chew power cords, thinking she had received an electrical shock, even though he could find no burn marks. She isn’t.

I guess that’s not impossible, but I think its highly unlikely.

Her brother, Tigger, has a Class 3 heart murmur. I wonder if all of Precious’ kittens have potential heart issues. What about Precious herself? Or if genetic, did it come from their feral father?

Kevin hasn’t called this morning, so I will hold onto hope that Amy made it through the night.

For now, the kitties, Jay Doggie and I are just waiting.

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