August 26th 2011 12:17 pm
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Daddy was laughing at mommy this morning, who is reved up about this hurricane.
I have not seen a hurricane, but this could be good practice if we move to LA (lower Alabama) in a couple years. Mommy and Daddy may have to help them evacuate the cats in the Freeport shelter to the Cat House though...though the Cat House has had a problem with leaks.
Daddy has to pick mom up tonight, and they have to take Bella over for her B12 shot. So not sure when they are going to do their 'hurricane shopping'. Daddy said that it would be fun to have a hurricane party. Mommy said that the house needs cleaning, so thats what they would probably be doing during the hurricane....
I'm not liking the little nipper they bought back from the Carolinas with them. Bad enough they had to go and this hood is still on my head, but now to have this little black and white thing that comes and bats my tail and then comes and bats my hood and all I can do is hiss...today I rose up on my back legs and stared down at him! Merifully he's not with us all day-he's wormy....hehehe...and too small....so he only gets exercise breaks. The BUB dones't like him. She hisses in her snakelike hiss...and he can't figure out what she is.
But anyone with me for wanting to put on the Jimmy Buffett songs and have a hurricane party? Tabbies of Troutown, what say you? What about the rest of you guys?
August 22nd 2011 6:02 pm
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Well, Dr. Paloni says my eye is doing better.
She asked the parwents if she should send Rachel over or me home with Rachel. In other words, I can't 'get over' with Rachel.
So the cone is on still. Yep.
And the looking sorry isn't cutting it.
I have to get rechecked next week. But I still have to wear the cone of shame.
Oh well. At least I'm home now. No chicken though. I want my chicken.
August 22nd 2011 7:32 am
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Firstly, I would like to start out this diary with a wish for Boxie Brown's mom-his human one-to know that we're all purring for her here, and hope she's feeling well.
As everyone who is anyone knows, CeeCee lost her battle with Fattly Liver Disease last Sunday-not yesterday-last week.
Mommy and Daddy had gone on 'vacation' so we weren't told...but we don't need to be. When a cat who has lived with us sheds their mortality and leaps up the Rainbow, well, we know.
I didn't like that Mommy and Daddy left-but Auntie Rachel came to take care of us. As a result...well, my collar didn't come off except for meals, and mommy thinks already my eye is looking better.
However, we are now despreate for more food-Auntie Rachel fed us, sure, but we let mom and dad know how dastardly they were to leave us here and I'm just now working on mom for my third feedling. So far she hasn't given in...but trust me...she will.
But something else came back from vacation with mom and dad. It's small, and it smells...like ANOTHER FUR!
I know it's in that bedroom in a cage. I saw it briefly last night. I would really prefer there not be another here...but it's small.
In brief-when Mommy and Daddy were away, they went to see a very large tree called 'Angel Oak'. (the tree is very big and very old, but as we weren't there, we couldn't play on it). Anyway, when they were there, they saw a family looking under a car. A little boy said 'Hey, it just ate a piece of my cracker!'
Then the family drove away.
There was a small black and white kitten that was very very skinny. Mommy and Daddy keep cat food in the car for emergencies for kitties outside. Mommy crcaked the can. It took her awhile but she managed to coax the small guy fairly close, grabbed him, wrapped him in a blanket and got him into the car. They also looked for the mommy cat and the other kitten the ladies at the shop there said were 'hanging around the back'. They looked for about 20 minutes, but couldn't find them. So mommy figured he would starve there...and she remembered what I beleive 'trust that miracles occur'.
Cee Cee Ryder Knowles sent Mommy and Daddy CK Angel Ryder Knowles to Mommy and Daddy to help-so of course he had to come here, right? (sigh).
To give them their due, they did try to get him into a small local animal rescue, but was told they were 'filled to the brim'. The rescue did test him, give him his first shot, treat him with flea/tick stuff you put on the neck cause he had both fleas and ticks...and gave mommy and daddy medicine for him cause he has a little cold.
He's in a small cage in the bedroom. I heard Natalie hissing and growling this morning, she hates him, nothing unusual there.
I go back for a recheck tonight. Maybe I'll finally get this blasted cone off? I hope so.
With much love to all....and so glad mommy and daddy are home...
From Ruffy's Mom:
When we were on vacation, our beloved CeeCee, who was hospitalized, passed to Rainbow Bridge. We had debated not going on vacation as she was hospitalized and very ill, but our vet advised us that there was nothing to be gained by remaining in NY as CeeCee was in ICU and we weren't able to visit her til she stablized.
Early Sunday when she was checked at about 3 in the morning, she was 'rallying' and doing slightly better. However, when at 5:30 our tech went to check on her, she had slipped away.
We were extremely devestated, and felt so angry and upset at ourselves even. We should have been there. I asked CeeCee to give me a sign she was ok.
On the Friday past, we went to visit a very large oak tree that is so ancient that it's limbs rest on the ground, in a welcoming pose to all.
In the parking lot of the place is where we met, and rescued CK Angel Ryder Knowles. The CK stands for Carolina Kitty. The Angel-well, he was found at Angel Oak, and we beleive our Angel CeeCee sent him to us.
He is currently caged in our bedroom. Natalie is registering her disappaproval, and is growling and hissing up a storm. He has a slight cold and we're treating him so he's as far away from her as we can make it. The vet that saw him in SC said that sadly, cats being dumped at tourtist spots is not uncommon. We'd like to ask the assistance of any Catster Humans in the Charleston area with finding, catching and rescuing CK's mom and sib. We searched long and hard, but we didn't see them.
We will see if the rest of the Clowder outside in the front room will aceept him or if he'll need to go for adoption. But we hope we'll be able to work it out...we really feel, in the words of Ruffy 'Trust that Miracles Occur'.
I beleive that CeeCee sent us to this little emmisary from heaven to us...for he's saved us as much as we him. A profile will follow as soon as I can post some pictures of him.
August 11th 2011 10:09 am
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Well, mommy looked at my eye last night and told Daddy she wasn't sure it is healing as it should be, so I'm getting hauled back to the vet tonight.
I have been getting really frustrated with this collar. The pawrents take it off for me to eat, but Mommy, when I'm done, puts it back on.
Yesterday she came in and got really worried-I had caught the corner of the cone near my neck on a metal end of the small table in the kitchen and couldn't get loose! I was so glad she came and loosed me because I could have choked!
Mommy said that it's all because I get annoyed at the collar, but she said that she thinks I might have been rubbing my eye against the inside of the cone.
I think I'm in trouble.
Gonna try to hide before daddy comes home to get me. Gulp.
Pssst...daddy has to pick up a kitty from the cat house who is very very sick and the kitty will go too, so maybe they will forget me in the rush of it all....
I've been eating and sleeping and going to the box just like usual.
August 9th 2011 5:16 pm
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Hey everyone !Good to be back!
I'm feeling good these days-the cone of shame is still on, but I get breaks from it when I eat. Tonight daddy fed me and went to pickup mommy and forgot to put it back on me. Mommy was not pleased, let me tell you.
Mommy brushed me out good yesterday and I enjoyed it. And this morning I was feeling very playful chasing toys.
I hope everyone is doing good out there...thinking of all of you! Hoping your summer is good...it's been nice snoozing in the sun with the air on here.
Hey-tossing a challenge out there to all you guy furs...write a poem about your favorite thing...your favorite girlfur, or whatever!
Lets see your creative sides!
chill cool cats!
August 9th 2011 1:57 pm
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A rainy sleepy NY day
A day to rest a day to play
A day to stretch with paws extended
Dreaming of the furs that we've befriended
Thinking of all with a deep purr
For it's good to be a fur!
And if you are a little scared
It's ok, really, we're prepared
A little sniff, a little hiss
Maybe even a little kiss
As you come in from the gloom
I meow to say welcome to the room
Felines know, we understand,
We never know just where we'll land
A scary place, forget it now
You are home and thats a vow
That we'll protect you from all that doom
As I whisper welcome to the room
Welcome to the room, oh little fur
Wondering just why this occurs
As you see, we're all here
We'll guard you through the night my dear
Never worry, settle down
I'll watch you here without a sound
A dance across the wooden floor
As can's open by the door
Our people getting out our food
Always puts me in a good mood
So you'll soon be able to eat
From your own bowl at your own seat
A place that might be small, I know
But it always has a glow
In the morning as the sun soon touches
My orange coat that mommy brushes
So welcome to the room at last
Forever honored and blessed by Bast
A speckled coat with big green eyes
That look too large for your small size
For little fur you've come so far
Watched over by a guardian star
Smile to myself, yes little fur
Alex whispers 'miracles occur'
As we welcome you to the room
Under the first light of full moon
August 4th 2011 4:58 am
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There was once a sweet boycat with orange stripped fur
He loved to play and to eat and to sleep and to purr
He liked the girlcats of every hue,
Those spotted and striped and those white black and blue
He liked sweet calicos, he liked siamese
He liked them all and he liked to tease
Orange Ruffy's my name I was named for a fish
From Daddy's Gulf Coast where it's served in a dish
I once was so skinny I had a big head
But now I'm a big cat who always gets fed
And I have the nicest disposition I'm told
I'm a dark mango color and so soft to hold
Ah but those girlcats, who get me right here
With their little whiskers and sweet eyes so clear
There's my Kaci Sunshine who makes my heart sing,
There's my little Ingen who makes my heart zing!
There's a little girl cat who's pure royalty,
Theres some innocent little furs who are so cute and so free!
And you know that I'm honored, by your attention its true
I never knew I was special til I met you
For a ginger ruffy cat that I am
Mommy said once I was just a ham
But I don't know about that, I like adventere it's true
and for my friends I'd do anything for you
So as I sit here, cat of the day
I'm moved by this honor, thats all I can say
And share it with every kit in from the cold
Because we just get better
We never get old.
So wistfully I gaze out into what must be Catster Haze
To celebrate with all of you cool nights and warm days
To welcome new additions, watch wings over Rainbow Bridge
As I wave to Boxie Brown, Hazel Lucy on that Ridge
And be just in the moment, welcoming you all
Here come the Trouttown tabbies to join me in Last Call!
So thanks for all the honor, thanks for all the love
Thanks for being the best of friends
Right here and up above
As I look back at the shadow of a skinny orange cat
Who meows to me in memory
Saying How bout that!
Cause in us all is greatness, in every shabby stray
All we ever needed was love
To be Cat of the Day
August 4th 2011 4:21 am
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I want to say wow, thank you! It's wonderful to be COTD today!
I mean, who would have ever thought a little...ok, maybe not so little..orange cat like me could achieve such an honor!
I had my hood off for a bit this morning to have breakfast. I hate it when Mommy sticks it back on my head! But I don't have much choice! Though yesterday mommy and daddy came in and found my cone of shame on the floor. I had managed to pull it off! Mommy worries when I do that, because she thinks that I could hurt myself. She's a worrier is mommy! But for a few hours it was bliss!
I have to go back for my check up tomorrow. I won't be alone. Bella is going for her B12 shot, and to be weighed. She threw up a little yesterday. And a cat house cat is going too! I hear she's she's a white little cat with gold eyes, but has an irritation under her neck.
Mommy said that this is the house of cats and the other place is the Cat house but it's becoming more like the cat house day by day, because as soon as one thing settles another rises. Smokie is itching again. Mommy said he and I may have to do a rabbit diet. She spoke to the vet about raw for us, and Big Vet was interested, but said she'd be cautious in our case, becuase we're FIV+ and our bodies can't fight off bad bacteria the way they should. She said she doesn't think it's a bad idea, but she doens't know enough about raw, and balancing the diet is the trick. Her partner is very into natural stuff, so she is open to new ideas. But she said she wasn't sure with us. Mommy isn't sure either, as she doesn't have alot of time, or a grinder and she is nervous about us getting sick. She likes the idea, but the one time she tried to give me raw chicken....ewwww...though I do like raw chop meat once in awhile. Smokie doesn't though.
I still am not perfect with my eye, and mommy is still worried about me. But like I said, she is a worrier. But she said that me having that cone on my head is a good thng,and she gets annoyed with daddy when he left it off the other day and came to pick her up at work because she said I'm wearing it for a reason and if she can't see me, she wants it on, because she doesn't know what I can get up to. She always ties it on good, too. Sigh.
You know little girl cat Furs, I'll be up for an outing soon...anyone game?
After all, you'll be with a Cat of the Day! yeee!!!
I can hardly wait to stop being a Cone Head!
July 30th 2011 3:15 pm
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There I was, minding my own business, then I got carted up and taken to THAT PLACE! Now, I love my vet, but I've seen too much of her these past few weeks.
So I had to stay overnight, and then next day, they drag me downstairs (ok, they carried me) to the surgery room, give me something that makes me feel drugged and puts me out cold, and then I wake up with a sore eye and this thing on my neck.
Oh, they stuck it on me pre surgery too. It bites. Well, not literally. That would be scary.
Heheheheheh. I had Smokieboo pull it off me last night so I could get some good shut eye. I don't like this thing, it's not catly. Its the 'Cone of Shame'. All the others watch me and that BUB is still doing sneak attacks. And Mommy scold her but then that fuzzball just gets picked up and cuddled by mommy cause mommy thinks SHE IS CUTE! UGH!
Some folks have bad taste.
But I'm back on the chow. Hey Tabbies of Trouttown, thanks for the Chicken!!!! Man, that was right kind of you! Almost made me feel normal, but hey, chicken with a collar is still better than a collar and no chicken! Got the fish too, dudes, you guys rock!
Er, there is another problem. Mommy had to take the lid off the box for me to go in and use it, but somehow, between the vet and here, my hygene was lacking..now the BUB is calling me PEE HEAD!
Mommy said she's getting some kitty towelettes later to wash me and make me feel better. I'm a clean cat, and don't like to be called names by that little Swifter sweeper with paws.
Ladies, listen, forgive me seeming a bit out of it yet. I still gotta hide a little though I was on the windowsill today and back on my own spot on the couch this afternoon...but I gotta watch for Daddy...he's after me with that eye medicine.
Back to the chicken....some of you little girl cat furs can cook right well, I hear!
I like catfish too....
er...whats it made outta?
with a lazy yawn,
July 29th 2011 6:55 pm
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Ruffy's mom here.
I am sure he will be posting tomorrow. He's just home now and not up to posting. He's too busy trying to escape the E Collar he has on that must be on for 2 weeks. He is not happy.
His procedure went well. He is on pain meds for the next 3 days. He also has to get ointment in his eye 4 times a day.
Dr. P put the e collar on him last night and said by the next day his eye was doing better. She thinks he's 'been at' his eye and this made matters worse. He has been running around, banging it into things to try and get it off. She said that she doesn't think a soft collar would be good, as he's a very strong and pulled off the one that Auntie Rachel tried on him.
Ruffy didn't eat too much, but then she said he might not. He is still medicated and under the anesthesia a bit so she said til it wears off he may not be too hungry...which for him is really unusual.
He's just laid down after trying to bang it off against something. We're hoping he'll rest. We have a small cage if we need to confine him, and are hoping we won't have to.
But he is home! Thank you all for your purrs, presents and wonderful kind thoughts.
Hugs to all of you from us,
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