July 16th 2014 3:23 am
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Good morning all, I apologize for the delay in updating everyone-Mommy has been looking for a job, and in between that, looking after 2 new kittens we are fostering here! They came to us 10 days ago-they were going to be euthanized, and mommy, though our house is full, could not bear for them to be killed, so she and daddy took them. They are somewhat exhausting for mommy-they get into everything! They are very cute though, and mommy and daddy think they will be wonderful kittens for someone!
Is it hard to say they will get homes? Yes-but this way they have a chance at life, at getting a good home-and they are very endearing-and they will get great homes. And by fostering, their lives were saved.
As for me, I am doing ok. Mom and Dad decided to hold off on the biopsy for now til my vet has time to read the previous biopsy results. Mommy and Daddy both feel that since I'm eating pretty well, drinking and using the box, to put me through something I've already been through might be too much.
I worried mom the other day. I didn't wake for breakfast and didn't wake til almost 2pm. But this wasn't a big deal, when I did wake, I certainly wanted to eat and ate well! Mommy figures that sometimes I just like to sleep in, especially on cloudy, hazy days when I'm relaxing. Mommy's tech friend said that sometimes older cats do that-but since I did get up and eat well there wasn't anything to worry about.
I have a couple sleeping spots I love, one is the little table by the window in the kitchen, mommy puts a blanket on it and I like to nap there. So does on occassion Mr. Paws and he and Calvin have been known to share it with me. I don't mind too much. Another spot is a box that Mommy made daddy leave up for now-our cat tree came in it but it's a good sleeping spot. Another is my mat in the kitchen. It's in front of the fan and I get a nice breeze.
Summer is lovely, isn't it? I am doing as I usually do, in between resting and eating, writing to friends and about them...and communing with those who've crossed-but then all we cats can do that, as you probably have noticed!
It's nice having Mommy here with us, but I know that Mommy is concerned. She has been looking for awhile, but so far hasn't gotten a job. It sometimes makes her sad-she went back to school to get a Masters, and now it seems that no one wants to hire here even with it. It worries her-though Daddy is working hard-it doesn't leave them anything extra and it worries Mommy. We live in NY, so Mommy figures there would be jobs. She wonders if other catster parents had had this experience.
Other than that, we are having a lazy nice summer.
love and light,
June 10th 2014 7:11 am
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Good morning all,
About me-I had my vet appointment. Dr. K. is concerned about the spot on my nose as it's spreading-and I have a small one on my side. He's asked Daddy to get the results from the other vet, but it looks as if next Thursday I will have a small procedure done to remove these things and biopsy them yet again.
There was talk of it might perhaps be cancer, but as he said to Mommy, not all cancer is alike nor is all 'fatal'.
My liver values are back and are holding steady. He does want me on a liver suppliment and Mommy would like to know if anyone knows of a cat liver suppliment that comes in liquid=the demarin pills make me ill-I do liquids so much better.
My allergies are very bad-because of my liver, he asked mommy to do these things:
1) Dust and vacuum as often as possible
2) Mommy and daddy got an air purifier-it's 'hepa like' and does get dust and dander and lots of other stuff. They wanted the HEPA one but it was almost 300 dollars and they simply couldn't afford it. So this air purifier is going in our living room. we have another in the bed room
3) the air conditioner, which Dr. K explained works like an air purifer in many ways will help and mommy put it on for me this morning as i was coughing.
I am eating ok. I've been a little more quiet, but as Dr. K told mommy and daddy-cats do rest when the weather is humid or oppressive, as people do. I like to lay on my little mat in the kitchen and rest.
I will keep everyone updated on how things go...
love and light to you all,
June 4th 2014 6:16 pm
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Good evening all,
Forgive the absence-we have some exciting good news! But first-
Mommy and Daddy are taking me to the vet on Saturday. The black dot on my nose-seen by 2 different vets and biopsied twice-has grown and this concerns mommy and daddy, as does my wheezing and loud breathing. Mommy said this week she hopes to be able to get an air purifier for me-It really helps me and the dust in the air has always bothered me. Our old one broke last Summer-the young furs were racing around and knocked it down one too many times.
Mommy worries about me. This past week she had a 'flashback' of us, in another life-she and I-and I was sitting with her as she sat at a table and was writing something...she said 'we've known each other before, haven't we Ruffy?' And when she called me 'Anu' I gazed up at her. Of course we have Mommy!
Do any of you furs remember your folks from the before time?
So I will be going to the vet-but mommy worries. I have lost some weight, and mommy and daddy will probably have bloods run.
Might I request some purrs? I'm not feeling too unwell-I get my chicken, I eat with the help of ciproheptadine, which is also used as a antihistimine, so helps on two fronts. It's just that my fur isnt' what it once was, and mommy worries-she's a worrier, can you tell.
Now-the good news!
1) This week, Mommy and Daddy officially adopted Paws, Ringo, and Miracle. They signed the paperwork, so they are now officially Ridgewood Clowder cats. They are all good cats. I don't mind Miracle much at all-we tolerate one another. I've even slept on the bed with Mommy and Daddy and she.
Now, the other good news-we have a new foster. She is a tiny little black cat mommy saw on death row. Mommy's heart breaks when she see's these cats, but this little cat's friend was killed the night before. The little cat's name is Ma'at' and since Ma'at is Daddy's patron, and the Goddess of Balance, and this little cat was named after her-daddy told mommy to pull her. She's very small, and doesn't bother anyone at all-she weighs only 6lbs and is way too skinny. Mommy and Daddy will be showing her-with their rescue-for adoption....but they are glad that she's adjusting well and will have a chance to find the best home....we are now at 10, so she is a foster...and mommy feels she'll get a great home as she's very funny, chatty, and affectionate. Mommy can't believe she was found as a 'stray'.
Mommy says she's very loud and probably got put out for making so much noise-she's very chatty and holds conversations. She adores Daddy.
I will let everyone know's how Saturday goes-til then I'm relaxing, and having some chicken.
love and light,