Nicknames: Finney, Finney Winnegan, King of Bellies, Butterscotch King, Dreamboat, Member of the Catfather Crew
Gotcha Date: August 24th 2008
Birthday: June 12th 2008
Likes: Playing with Lacey, watching cartoons, tease mommy, bird watching
Pet-Peeves: the vacuum cleaner,
Favorite Toy: Bugs, string, catnip toys
Favorite Nap Spot: tower, the windowsill, mom's bed!
Favorite Food: canned rabbit
Skills: Can maneuver stuff with his big paws like a hand
Arrival Story: Finney was a gift to me from my veterinarian. I had lost my beloved soul kitty Alex and was beyond devastated. So depressed I wouldn't eat, my vet called me to the office to "talk". She presented me with this little orange hellion she named Finnegan because he looked Irish to her. Little did we know what a large boy he would become, he was such a peanut when she found him. Someone had abandoned him on the side of the road and when my vet found him, he was covered in fleas and had an upper respiratory infection. She said she would otherwise keep him but couldn't think of a better mom for him than me! So I took him home and now he's one of my two little scamps who run my house.
Bio: Finnegan helps me run my website dedicated to helping kitties with Inflammatory Bowel Disease, pancreatitis, fatty liver and other GI related disorders, http://www.ibdkitties.net/. Finney is thankfully healthy but my previous kitty Alex lost her battle to these diseases. I also have a blog: http://ibdkitties.blogspot.com/
If you'd like to see how much fun Finn and Lacey have, check out their youtube channel: The Finn & Lacey Show
Cat of the Day, May 15, 2010
Diary of the Day, October 3, 2010
Cat of the week, January 24, 2011
Finney, Lacey and Alex's mom here. I didn't think this announcement would make me cry so much but it is. I am not surprised this is happening, we've seen it coming for quite a long time now. I am a believer that some things just come to an end and you move on. I don't always follow that advice very well and who knows how I'll feel after it really happens. But I wanted to tell you all you just don't know what you've done for me. You have no idea.
When I first came to Catster I had been suffering from very, very bad depression for many years. I'd lost a lot in my life, had a lot of tragedy. I never talked about this but I want to tell you so you know what you mean to me. I never wanted to put myself out there into the public ever again. I fought it every step of the way. But when Alex got sick I had no choice but to join another group to get information on IBD. I met a lot of friends in that group I still have today but where I've truly met a lot of my friends and what helped me come back out of my shell was coming here and meeting all of you.
I've had so much fun and laughed so hard. Laughed until I cried or felt like peeing my pants! That's something I hadn't done for years. You all opened up my heart again and I just don't know how to thank you for that. I still have my days where I'd like to crawl back under the blankets and not have to deal with the outside world. I get hurt very easily. But because of Alex I have a mission, one that's not been easy to follow. Some days I still want to just give it all up and go back to when I didn't have to deal with it.
But so many of you still hold me up and carry me on your shoulders, if not here, then in regular email, Facebook and the phone. Not even my friends here at home treat me with so much love and genuine compassion. I just don't think I could have made it through so much without a lot of you. I consider meeting each and every one of you, one of the biggest blessings of my life. I'm truly, truly grateful for knowing such brave, strong, devoted people. You've taught me there is real love in this world.
I want you all to know I cherish all of our memories together in my heart. That will never go away. And someday when I'm sitting in a rocking chair and holding a cat in my lap, old and feeble, I'll think back to some of our pawties, our diaries about poop (Newman), our times of despair when one of us has lost a fur child or a human loved one, or even when someone we've known has passed away. We've all had each other to lean on and cry, appreciate what makes life really special and know that we were genuinely loved and cared for.
Nothing beats that in my book. And I will always, always love each of you so much. Okay, I'm crying so hard now I can't see the screen. I don't know what else to say except; we love you, myself, my angel kitties and my living babies. Thank you for helping me feel love and beauty in this world again. XXOO
Thank you to everyone for my DDP honors, prezzies and pictures and stuff. Mommy is sick with a bad sinus infection so we're not going to be staying long on the puter. Just wanted to let you all know we love you! Grammy and grampy are doing okay and now it's mom's turn to be sick. she went to the doc today to get medicine and will be good as new in no time. Thanks for coming to my gotcha day pawty, glad you all had fun!
Wow! This is my gotcha day and I am so happy because I have the bestest home, the bestest mommy and the bestest furriends! I love you all and I am so lucky to have you here to celebrate this day with me. Things have been tough around here so today is a good day for a pawty.
I know we haven't updated about grammy and grampy lately. the news about grampy is good and bad. his heart is doing better but his cancer is back and it's gone into his bone now. So he's going to his doctor this week to see about something called a hormone shot to slow it down. It can't stop it though, but it can slow it down.
Grammy has her eye appointment this week too because she has bleeding behind the eye. So we're not sure what's going on with that. We're hoping something with a laser can fix it but we'll see. So things are kind of tough around here. Everyone is taking it one day at a time and trying to make them both as comfortable as possible.
So on that lovely note, let's have a wonderful day today. The birds are singing, the sun is shining and it's my gotcha day! Thank you all for the wonderful prezzies and expressions of love. I love you all too! Very much! Thanks for being here for us. We'll probably need you all in the future.
time to pawty! have some cake, cuppycakes, tuna samiches, pizza, catnip juice and tea.