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,
June 3rd 2014 6:46 pm
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It seems like yesterday.
Mommy saw your picture, a little kitten that said 'kitten must go today-she has ringworm'. You, as young as you were, on 'Death Row'. They-the people there said that you were 'cautious' and 'needs experienced home-rescue only' because you were 'cautious'.
Your name then was 'Baby Josie'. You were very very small, and right away, sure of yourself. You followed us around, you were a kitten who ran with the big cats. You weighed 2lbs.
How did the time pass so fast-I watched you as you grew-into a funny, fey little tomboy. You hated being 'shown' for adoption'. You would hide. No one else understood why you hid from such nice people. But you knew where your home was.
Calvin fell in love with you-I enjoyed watching you grow and run and play.
Can it be a year already. But it is. Sunday night Mommy signed the papers that said you are officially ours. The little kitten from Death Row who daddy named Ringo because he said you had ringworm and they said you had to go.
Now you watch other cats come-and go.
Do you know you're now a part of us-there will be no goodbyes.
You are much much loved-and as my youngest sister, I am so glad you're here, in from the cold.
Love and Light,
May 16th 2014 1:14 pm
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My name was Anu.
I wore a coat similar to the one I wear today. It was often dusty as I lay atop the highest outcrop of sandstone, and gazed down and over my realm.
I was not 'wild'. My 'Master' was my servant. He bought me fish in the market place, the most succulent pieces of meat were mine, laid before me on a glazed plate. I was not a Prince, but in my realm I was a king and a jester besides.
I rode upon my Masters shoulder as he went about the compound piled high with stone, and when I grew weary, leapt off to find shade in the heat of the day.
The world was mine, a world filled with bright sun and the smell of a river.
I paced the courtyard, there were others, a cat with the softest coat, a female who wore an ankh on the softest loop around her neck, a jewel that shone in the middle of the pendant, but not as bright as her eyes. Then there was a sable male, who rolled upon his back and often fell off from the perch he lay upon, to turn quickly and land on soft paws, his expression amazed.
I was gathered in the early evening into my Mistresse's arms, but I did not stay there, I leapt down to the rough tile, and pace before her into the shadows as the evening turned to night and the wind from the water carried with it the softest hint of salt.
I leapt to the woven cloth atop the bed, I sat there, my own soft cushion padded with down and I gazed out and finally my eyes closed.
I was Anu. I was He who is Powerful, for I could see between worlds and even then, yes, it was known. I would wake and rise up and gaze at the Inbetween, and I would Know. I was Anu, and I was and still Am.
And I carry that Knowledge with me, all the Wisdom of light and shadow
that we, as Cats, wear as we wear the mantles of different colored fur.
For behold, we are Forever.
May 14th 2014 11:58 am
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Hello folks and furrs,
Everything is status quo here. I have a doctors appointment coming up soon-time for me to get re-checked but I appear to be feeling well-and I've been up to tricks, asking mommy and daddy for cold cuts and 'stuff I shouldn't have!
Mommy is still home with us. She's been looking for jobs, but tomorrow has a doctors appointment. I'm glad she's home! She feeds me whenever I want to eat, and our new sisfur loves her.
Our new sisfur doesn't love us, yet, but there are moments of tolerance. Last week mommy came in and found me on the bed, napping with her. She had her back to me, didn't see me, but then, other times, she'll chase us off the bed and out of the room if she can. Mommy said we all have to be 'patient' and Mommy thinks her fear is from having to defend territory against other cats in order to eat and protect kittens.
She had an exam last Friday-and the vet said she is up a quater of a pound and doing very well. She's attached to mommy, she coo's alot to her, and always wants mommy to be near and pet her. Last week she slept on mommys lap for an hour.
I am glad.
Everycat here is fine. No new news is good news I always say. I'm back to asking Mommy for some more ham now...
love and light-Ruffy
April 18th 2014 8:38 pm
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April Moonlight is in need of a home. She's currently fostering in Pa, because Miss Teri couldn't keep her-Miss Teri's mom nearly fell over April and April Moonlight is simply too active and full of energy to live with a lady who is so old and isn't well.
If you can, please share her profile and let others know about her....we're very sad about this, and we know Miss Teri-who was Kaci Sunshine's mom is feeling badly about it and wishes it could be different. But there is no one else to care for her mom, and April's play is rough-she might do well with another cat...
Please keep April Moonlight in your purrs...
love and light, Ruffy
April 1st 2014 5:46 am
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Good morning Furrs!
I am looking out at a lovely sunny day after so many days of cold and rain. This morning I rubbed mommys leg and she lifted me and kissed me and then put down some lovely cat food.
It has been two weeks since Miracle has taken up residence on the bedroom, and if all goes well, she will be spayed on Thursday and then, and then....
we will be allowed back into the bedroom on Saturday! Mommy says slowly at first, so not to upset her, but Miracle has been 'in heat' and this has caused mommy to be so tired, as Miracle wants to mate, and of course none of us know what to do about that.
We'll be glad when life gets back to normal.
I myself am doing well. I love it when warm weather retruns, and my appetite comes with it, one day last week it was rainy and cold, and I slept deeply the whole day, didn't wake to eat til 6pm....but then I ate well. Mommy was worried about me, but it just turned out that I wasn't wanting to get out of bed on such a dark and gloomy day.
This past week, a legend went to the bridge....a lovely little tortie, who has always been so kind to us-Miss Jezabel. We will miss her alot, but we know that her life is an amazing story, and her family are truly wonderful and amazing people. We send them much, much love.
And...we welcome, truly, a wonderful new little cat to Miss Kaci Sunshine's home. Little Miss April Moonlite has come home to mom Teri, and for this, we are so glad. We know she is very loved and wanted there, and she has big pawprints to fill, but we know that she is already doing so, and a more loved cat we can't imagine.
Thank all you folks, who have opened your homes to new furrs....and trust that Miracles Do Occur!!!
March 17th 2014 6:43 am
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Dear Folks and Furrs-
Trust That Miracles Do Occur!
May I introduce to you our newest little sister-Miss Miracle CNN!
As mommy posts pictures of her, you will notice something-some of the decorations on her fur are very similar to mine! :)
Miracle was on 'Death Row'. She was about to be anyway. Mommy pulled her just before she 'made the list'. She came to us March 9th, and I have yet to meet her because she has a cold, and Mommy said-'Ruffy, the last thing you need is a kitty cold!'
So Midnight has snuck in and seen her, and so has CK. It's put his little nose right out of joint!
Mommy was very worried about her, she hadn't eaten in 2 days, but she is eating now, whew. Mommy had to syringe feed her, but last nigth she finally wanted something to eat. Mommy made sure she got it.
What else can I tell you about her? Well...so far that is it, but we will keep everyone posted!
I want to wish all my friends a Wonderful and Happy Saint Patty's Day!
I'm feeling well today, eating well and enjoying the radiator in the kitchen. Mommy said the bedroom is chilly, and she'll be getting a microwavable heating pad for Miracle later.
Love to all-begorra me cushlas-
love and light
March 6th 2014 4:28 am
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This week has been mostly good for me. Mommy believes I have something 'stomach or liver related as our other vet said-I was well all this week and then daddy gave me the piece of chicken from a rotissire chicken, and I was ill again the next day. Mommy gave me some pepcid, which I spit out, and she found it later, so I got a little piece of cerenia and an appetite booster. Today I'm feeling well. There is still a plan to do the liver biopsy, which will be a 'small procedure'. Mommy feels my issues are something else, though-and she told daddy that she feels the vets aren't seeing or hearing whatever is making my breathing so hoarse, and wonders if I do have something with that....but in any case, as the mystery with me goes on, I go on, and just now I'm waiting for my steamed chicken to cook-mommy has found we all like a bit in the morning, steamed with a bit of broth, so it's cooking now. Mommy told me 'Ruffy, take advantage of it now, because when I go back to work, you'll be having it from the night before warmed.' But if I have it, well, that is a good thing.
Now...my announcement...and it is very exciting!...But I will only be making part of it...
Do you know-and you do...my saying 'Trust that Miracles Do Occur?'
And 'Be the Change?'
Well, we are about to do just that. A Miracle is about to occur...do you want to know what it is?
Well, then you must go to Natalie's diary....
love and light...and yes, Miracles.
February 25th 2014 10:18 am
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This past Saturday I returned to my old vet and had blood and urine taken from me. They ran a pancreas panel, and are testing something in my pee. I don't know why they wanted it, but they did.
It was upleasant, and i had to go on the way home, and peed in the carrier. Daddy gave me a bath.
On the plus side, I have been having chicken daily, whenever I want just about. Mommy got a whole bunch of chicken breasts on sale without the skin or bones-and she has been steaming them for me-well, we all get some, which make the others happy! I couldn't believe in my wildest dreams that I could have chicken whenever I want.
Mommy is worried about me, and she and Daddy just want to know what the issue is. Mommy thinks that I might have pancreatitis, or that it could be my liver issues. She's somewhat frustrated that no vet seems able to figure out what's going on, but she told the vet that since I had a sonogram already, she thinks that running another one that costs so much money is something they should do only if it's really felt that it will show something-Mommy had asked a third vet who has alot of experience about the company that was used for the sonogram is good. Little Vet feels they miss things, but this other vet stated he had used them for 10 years, and they hadn't missed anything he knew about. Daddy is leaning towards getting it done anyway, he feels that he wants to know, and thinks that whatever they can find out is a good thing, but Mommy feels that the sonograms never showed anything conclusive in Bella or Natalie, and is waiting to see what is going on.
I don't have the appetite I once had, though I love chicken and with the pepcid in my tummy do seem to feel better. I can't eat the thing I once did, the days of having a cast iron tummy are over-ah, saying goodbye to not having fried chicken and fish.....sigh.
But there are worse things, I guess, and when Daddy dropped a piece of fried chicken-the inside part-on the floor by accident and I scooped it up and ate it, I threw up awhile later. Mom says we're going to probably be joining the IBD.net website, as she thinks Auntie Lisa, who runs the site is 'brilliant'.
Today is a chilly, grey day here in NY, and I'm on Mommy's comforter on the bed. Yesterday was warmer, and I miss the sun-yesterday I was on the little table mommy put next to the window with a comforter on it, and I napped there most of the day. Today I'm just too chilly, I want to be where I can be warm.
Ah, well, it's naptime....purrs to every fur and good thoughts to all your folks!
love and light,
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