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It's a Christmas miracle!!!

December 21st 2011 9:07 pm
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Santa Paws came early to my house but only for me, not Lacey. I don't know how I feel about this gift he gave me though. I mean it looks nice on me and it calms me down big time and helps me love my mommy again but it smells awfully strong! I think Santa is trying to drug me. Anyway this purple collar thingy came in the mail today from a "secret Santa Paws" and mommy got super excited! She took it out of the package and her eyes started watering and she went PHEW! That's strong! She aired it out for a little bit and then put it around my neck! I don't usually wear a collar but she insisted. She said she's sick of me being such an Oscar the Grouch.

So anyway, mommy had her doubts about how well this thing would really work. But she put it on me and not even a half an hour later I was in la la land and I let her brush me, I rubbed on her, I lay down in my cube that's right next to her and I even let her kiss me. Well DUH mom! I'm stoned for gosh sakes! MOL. Anyway, I have to say I do like it. It even lasted a long time after she took it off but tonight she put it back on me and I'm wearing it for about an hour because I started getting furry grouchy again. This time I'm not coming to her right away though but I guess I'm taking baby steps. So after I let her brush me, mom kept telling me what a good boy I was and she gave me and Lacey treats. YUM!

She says she feels bad like she has to make me pretend to love her again. I hope someday I want to be with her again without having to wear this. Do you think? Mom says she loves that this is working, she feels like I'm myself again. But she hopes this doesn't have to be a forever thing. But for right now we're both furry happy and loving Santa Paws for bringing this. Want to know why we picked purple? Because Pipo & Minko did that furry cool picture of me for one of my recent DDPs and we loved it so much with the purple background, that mom thought the purple collar would look great. And it does!

So that's the news about me. Want to hear some more good mews? Cousin Midnight was playing up a storm tonight and had everyone laughing downstairs. Mom went down there to give her medicine to her and she bolted! She had mom chasing her down the stairs to her room in the basement and back up again and finally under the table. She NEVER does that! And it wasn't like she was scared, she was like "I am darned sick of this! I don't want no stinkin' pills in my mouff!!!" As Ingen would say "LEAF ME ALONE!" MOL. Then she spit the pill out about 5 times and she was making everyone laugh because she was really funny when she did it. She was in a the mood to play big time, big black eyes! Then mom rubbed her toy mousie in some catnip that uncle John (Blizzard's daddy) sent us and oh boy oh boy! That did it! She was going cuckoo! They were really lovin' it. She looked like a kitten again. Can you believe it? Two Christmas miracles on the same day.

Well gotta run, I hope meowmy takes this off soon. My eyes are waterin' big time. She took some pictures so look for them! She'll put them up shortly.

Keep purring for us! Mommy says she wants her Finney Winnegan back. I want him back too.

Luv Finney

Purred by: Pipo (Catster Member)

December 22nd 2011 at 5:25 am

Oh, My! Glad to hear of these great developments!
Keep it up!

Um...we are honored to be mentioned in your diary, Finney!
Our Oma (Grandma) loved the combo orange & purple. Gold and purple too. Royalty colors! Hmmm, Are you the king of your den?! MOL!

Nice to hear that Midnight is feeling frisky, too!

Purred by: Finnegan (Finney) (Catster Member)

December 22nd 2011 at 5:30 am

MOL, well I am a moody lion cat so I should have a den. Mom is having trouble with the smell of this stuff though. It gives her a headache, she's got furry sensitive sinuses. It makes my eyeballs water too! It's STRONG! No wonder I'm nice when I have it on, it knocks me out! MOL
Purred by: Nadia (Catster Member)

December 22nd 2011 at 5:31 am

I'm glad that purple calming collar is helping! Sounds like it's stinky. MOL. We were thinking that maybe you're acting up because of it being winter and all the windows are closed and it's darker and maybe some of that affected you?

I'm glad MIdnight is feeling better and playful. I am the queen of pill spitting. Mom cannot get one down my throat! I needed to take some meds for my asthma and it was nearly impossible, but furtunately I've only had flare-ups in the spring (knock paws on wood).

Purrrs for all of you!
Purred by: Finnegan (Finney) (Catster Member)

December 22nd 2011 at 5:36 am

Hi Nadia! I think the winter is definitely not helping. It was really nice there for awhile, nice enough to crack the windows open every day. But not anymore, BRRRRRR. It IS stinky Nadi, PHEW! It could knock out a horsey!

I'm glad you haven't had anymore asthma. We don't want you to be sick. Mom is going to try and take a video this week of Midnight playing if she can. Watch now cause she said that she won't be able to get her doing it again.
Purred by: Mr D - D'boat #19 (Catster Member)

December 22nd 2011 at 6:26 am

Wow he’s a stubborn wee puss.
Purred by: littleboy (Catster Member)

December 22nd 2011 at 6:28 am

wow that is good news! Mom got one of those collars for me last night and I wore it for the night ( I sprayed the curtains again so she is using the collar to calm me down) wow it was like I was stoned for real. She took it off and tonight I am almost back to normal, so I will wear it a little at a time to see how it works for me. She was concerned a little about the drastic change my catttitude. Great news about Midight! Very Merry Christmas to all of you!
Purred by: Finnegan (Finney) (Catster Member)

December 22nd 2011 at 6:32 am

Better believe I am!!! MOL. You know, remember when mom hurt her back at the end of the summer too? She was in a lot of pain for MONTHS. She could hardly do anything and she was always screaming in pain. I'll bet this is all a bunch of stuff that got to me. Littleboy you're lucky. I have to wear that thing until mom says I smarten up! I think I'm a pretty smart guy already, I don't need no stinky collar to make me smarter.
Purred by: Toki (Catster Member)

December 22nd 2011 at 7:41 am

Cool, Finney! That is the collar I was thinking of, the one Hazel Lucy used to wear! (I am not the Secret Santa Paws though.) I am glad you are doing well with it. Maybe you can hang it by your bed so you don't have to wear it if it'd really strong.
But I think you should still get checked out by the vet when your mom has the funds. In the meantime, I'm happy you will have a good Christmas. :)
Purred by: Luke (Catster Member)

December 22nd 2011 at 2:17 pm

I have one of those collars, too, Finney. Mom puts it on me whenever I start acting very naughty and picking on the other cats. She is amazed at how well it works. Calms me down almost immediately. The smell was very overpowering when the collar was new, now it's not so bad. Glad to hear cousin Midnight is doing well. Happy Meowlidays to you and your family!

Love, Luke
Purred by: Blizzard AKA The Catfather (Catster Member)

December 22nd 2011 at 2:25 pm

COLLAR????? Not for mees!!! (Though daddy says oh yes, i'm getting one!!) Glad you liked the nip!!! And Thank mew for mentioning mees in yous diary!!
Purred by: Finnegan (Finney) (Catster Member)

December 22nd 2011 at 5:54 pm

Yes, Toki we've already spoken to the vet and she thinks bringing me in when my check up is due is just fine. I'm still here and there with my mood but I'm trying. You're welcome Blizz! Luke glad to hear it worked for you and that the smell eventually subsides a little. Phew! My eyes!!! MOL
Purred by: Tink the Cat (Catster Member)

December 22nd 2011 at 5:59 pm

Mom was laughing out loud while she was reading this!!! MOL! It's pretty funny!! I hope your new collar works until you don't need it anymore!! Glad Midnight is showing her standup comedy roots!! As for Lacey, she's got everything she wants!! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!! Luv, Tink & Snow
Purred by: Finnegan (Finney) (Catster Member)

December 22nd 2011 at 6:44 pm

Thanks Tink. Glad we could give your mommy some comic relief. MOL. Guess what? Mom just went downstairs to tell grammy something and Midnight started playing with her mousie. Mom started throwing it around and Midnight was playing like a kitten! She wore mom out!!! Not kidding! Mom is enjoying every minute of this. She was just brushing me again, I let her. So she told me that all she wants for Christmas and her birthday (her birthday is the day after Christmas, blech), is to have me back to my normal spunky, lovey self and for Midnight to continue to be well!
Purred by: ♥ Jezebel RIP ♥ (Catster Member)

December 22nd 2011 at 6:49 pm

Glad your claiming collar is working - hope you can remember to be a lovebug without it too!
Purred by: ❤ BonnieBell ❤ (Catster Member)

December 22nd 2011 at 6:54 pm

So glad you all is doing better, you and Midnight. I hopes you can soon feel dat way wif out da collar though Finney! Just remember, Mama's are MADE to love, a-cuz dey are MADE of love. Keep up da good work, and we hopes Midnight feels better fer a long, long time too!! Merry Christmas!!!
Purred by: Finnegan (Finney) (Catster Member)

December 22nd 2011 at 6:57 pm

Bonnie and Jezzy mom hasn't even put the collar on me yet today and I've been all over her and let her brush me. I may change my mind later. For some reason at night I'm more skittish I don't know why. But she's going to wait to put the collar on me later on tonight when I get like that.
Purred by: ❤ BonnieBell ❤ (Catster Member)

December 22nd 2011 at 7:00 pm

So glad you all is doing better, you and Midnight. I hopes you can soon feel dat way wif out da collar though Finney! Just remember, Mama's are MADE to love, a-cuz dey are MADE of love. Keep up da good work, and we hopes Midnight feels better fer a long, long time too!! Merry Christmas!!!
Purred by: Shadow (Catster Member)

December 22nd 2011 at 8:40 pm

Glad that this collar is working for you, what is in the collar?? We hope that you have a great Christmas holiday, and all the best to you in the New Year!!

Shadow, Wilson and mum :)
Purred by: Finnegan (Finney) (Catster Member)

December 22nd 2011 at 8:52 pm

Hi Shadow. I guess it's dried herbs and they are NOT essential oils, not at all. But wow are they strong. Mom says she smells lavender and possibly chamomile but we're not sure about that one. Happy holidays to you too and you look furry cute in your outfit.
Purred by: Eva V

December 22nd 2011 at 9:06 pm

Secret Santa, eh? Cool!A lot of that is going around this year in catstertown! Wish he would be bring me something. Just kidding.MOL Have everything I could want and need from my own~ not so secret Santa. Her name is Mumsy!
Last March the calming collar kept me calm in a cage at the v.e.t. so that my injured paw was able to heal.
That was a miracle!
Also kept Katerina from smacking us around.
Glad it's helping you Finney.
Although like everyone else, we hope that you will get your memory back and remember that you love your mom!
That would be the best gift you could give to her.
Ollie and co
Purred by: Finnegan (Finney) (Catster Member)

December 22nd 2011 at 9:14 pm

Thanks Ollie, I hope so too. Mom & I are both trying really hard. she keeps telling me what a good boy I am so I can start acting like one, MOL. So far so good today and no collar yet. She's saving it for when I really need it. Plus it gave her a bad headache last night but she says she'll have to deal with it if she really needs to. She said me being a doodyhead is worse than her having a headache. MOL. Gee, I didn't think I was that bad!!!
Purred by: Mayflower (Catster Member)

December 22nd 2011 at 10:17 pm

Purple is the best colour... my colour is purple with special sparklies to show I am More Important And Distinguished than that pesky kitten of ours. I hope your new collar helps you to start to get yourself back in order, young man!
Purred by: Finnegan (Finney) (Catster Member)

December 22nd 2011 at 10:56 pm

Thank you Mayflower. MOL.

"Momma why didn't I get sparklies on mine????"
Purred by: Tink the Cat (Catster Member)

December 22nd 2011 at 11:01 pm

btw, the school colors here are orange & purple!!
Purred by: Indiana Angel Cat (Catster Member)

December 23rd 2011 at 8:25 am

Oh we had one a those things! It sniffs strong but it halps!
Purred by: Precious (Catster Member)

December 24th 2011 at 3:42 am

interesting diary...we've never heard of these collars for kitties...i'm so calm i'm almost sedate.... hope it help you Finney......
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