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An original poem by my mom in honor of the heroes Sept. 11th

September 11th 2011 10:15 am
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Ground Zero

Digging in the rubble
Under a dark and blackened sky
I lay my head within my hands
And scream "oh God, please tell me why!"

I knew that judgment day would come
Though I hadn't been prepared
To see so many brothers fall
Yet somehow I'd be spared

How do I go on each day
Without them by my side
While I dig deep within the earth
Praying to find some sign of life

My hands still bleed, I haven't slept
The light is growing dim
I won't give up, I took a vow
Although the chances are so slim

The smell of death is rampant
The dogs can't find your scent
It's one more day I've searched for you
And another day I'll search again

I need your strength to see this through
If you're there, give me a sign
I'll go to hell and back for you
Because a brother's love never dies

Mom wrote this the week of the actual Sept. 11th attack.


Dear Anony mouse

September 14th 2011 11:17 am
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Dear Anony mouse, you are the pawsomest there is! Top Cat extraordinaire! Thank you for our furry wonderful gift. We were not expecting that and certainly we were not hinting for it either! I hope you all know that. We just wanted to let everyone know we'd still be here but our pages might look like we weren't because our Plus Membership was running out tomorrow. And our dumb dumb mommy forgot to put the green stuff (NO not salad) aside for it. We panicked when we saw that because I don't know what happens to all of our pictures and everything when the Plus thingy runs out. We would have had to start alllll over again! That would not have been fun at all!

This makes 2 years in a row someone bought our membership for us. Last year it was Lucy, Leo & Charlie's momma. Pawsomest gift EVER! We kinda feel bad, we're not cheap, believe me. Mom would buy EVERYONE a plus membership, zealies, food, medicine, anything you needed, if we were rich. But we are not even close, not by a long shot. So we offer up our hearts, love, support, friendship, purrs, hugs, headbonks, all that stuff. We have endless supplies of that and we are absolutely thrilled to be able to share those.

Do you know last week, momma joined another forum only cause they were linking to our website. She looked at the thread and found there were numerous kitties with IBD. So she said, "well, okay, just to see if I can help". PPPFFFFSSST! HISSSSS, MEOW! Talk about catty and crazy! You had to jump through big time hoops to even post anything every single time! And mom wasn't even on there 2 hours when a moderator wrote her and very nastily said, "you'll have to remove your url from your page because of the donation button on your site, or remove the donation button itself!"

Exsqueeze me??? Mom was like "I don't think so!" And what would be the point of us being on there trying to help if we can't give people our website address so they can read our information? That's stupid! The button is very tiny and mom has been paying for this site out of her pocket all herself for 3 years. She didn't even want to put one up there at all. But so many of our good friends wanted badly to help with the site cost that momma said okay, we'll gladly accept the help of wonderful people.

Needless to say, we quit that site that same day and it's a darned shame that we can't help other kitties who need it because those moderators are power hungry. It's nuts! Anyways, didn't mean to go off on a tangent. It's just not right. But here on Catster, regardless of these furry awful fleas that seem to pop up every couple of months, we're able to do what we set out to do. Help other kitties. AND have the best fun and the bestest furriends besides that. Icing on the catnip cake.

I guess sometimes we all need a reminder of how great we have it here. Even with the little stuff that gets annoying, we can deal. So thank you Anony Mouse!!! WE LOVE YOU!!!

Luv Lacey, Finney, angel Alex and of course mommy Lisa


Mommy was in the hospital this morning

September 17th 2011 11:44 am
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My mommy hurt her back pretty bad last week. All because of her really terrible mattress on her bed. She can't afford a new one, she said they're too expensive. But she's gonna have to do something because this was the worst I've ever seen her. She rolled out of bed last week and she said a nerve must have pinched her lower back. It just got worse and worse as the days went on and finally yesterday was the last straw. By last night she couldn't walk upright and the pain was all the way down her knee, into her pelvis up to her fingers, etc.

So after a night of crying in agony she had her sister take her to the urgent care at the hospital this morning. They took x-rays and she doesn't have anything wrong with her disks, it's spasms and pinched nerves. So they gave her medicine there, some prescriptions and gave her a shot in of morphine in the fanny. She said that felt nice!! Not the shot, the morphine, MOL. I don't know what that is but it made her happier so that makes me happy too.

Now she's just nauseas but feeling someone better. Me and Finney never saw her like that before. Every time she walks, moves or breaths for that matter she crie out in pain! My poor mommy always has something going on. She says she hates her body, it's very uncooperative. So if we're not on here a lot the next couple of days, that's why. our typist really can't sit here for too long right now.

But we just saw that Harrison might have IBD now so mommy wants to keep checking on here in case they need us. Mom is gonna go back and lay down and rest for a bit. We'll check in later on when she can sit here for a few minutes.


Update on my meowmy & two friend's birthday pawty!

September 24th 2011 7:48 am
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Hi everyone, don't know who'll see this, it's so dead here this week. But I wanted to give an update on my mommy. Still not doing too well although she's better than yesterday. She was in pretty bad pain this week and yesterday was so awful she called her regular primary doc and they took her in the afternoon. She got more medicine for the inflammation, and some muscle relaxants. She has not been able to sleep all week because the throbbing in her back and now her legs and knees were so bad, it was keeping her awake. The pain was pretty intense. As some of you know, she has fibromyalgia and suffers from chronic migraines. So pain is nothing new and she's pretty used to it. She's no wimp about it. But this is different.

Mommy had a car accident when she was 18. An old man went through a red light and hit her broadside. They think that's a good portion of how the fibro started but can't be sure. Anyways, she was 18 then and now she's 46 so the difference in healing time and pain tolerance obviously is different. She's been really depressed, this is the time of year when she can go out in her garden and start getting it ready for next year. She has all these projects to do. And it's NOT that she feels she has to do them, it's that she LIKES to do them. It's her therapy and now she can't.

But anyways, the doc did some neurological tests on her and the good news is that it's all spasm related and no damage so that's good. She's gonna go to physical therapy hopefully starting this week. She's not happy about that as her insurance will only pay for so much of it. So on top of trying to get a new mattress now, she'll be paying off doctor/hospital and now PT bills for the next year.

We miss her a lot. She can't play with us, she's always sad and looks like she's cringing all the time. She's trying to spend time with us and we're trying to give her a lot of love and patience. We've been good the last few days. So anyways, that's the scoop. If we're not around or we don't answer pawmails or emails right away please know it's because mommy is taking naps and trying not to stay in the same position for too long.

On a happier note, our really good friends samhain & Sleeper are having a birthday party in their diary this Tuesday! They are new to giving parties so please stop by and give them some wonderful birthday wishes and have some fun with everybody! It looks like a great pawty theme as well! The setting will be at the Maharaj’s palace in Katni, India. We'll be there, hopefully for a bit but we'll at least stop in. This time we don't have to do the cleaning up!! Whoo hoo! MOL.

Oh and we have some new pictures up: This is of Mommy's garden this summer, and these are some new ones of us. Some of those are already here on Catster but you can look at all of them if you'd like. Finney & Lacey.

Hope you're all having a good weekend! Luv you guys and miss everybody!
Luv Lacey & Finney



September 25th 2011 6:14 pm
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You should have seen it. There I was...eating like I normally do. Chowing down making nom nom sounds and enjoying every minute of it. I was fine, all was good. Until...I got up on the tower. I started to groom like normal and then it happened...that sound, that motion, blap blap blap blap!!! Oh lord! Where can I go! In the midst of my hairball ejection I ran down the tower and landed on the floor just in time to flowjectile all over the place. And kept doing it as I ran through the whole kitchen. It wasn't pleasant.

Mom was super happy though that I got off the tower before I did it. She felt so bad! Boy, I couldn't wait, it just spewed all over the place. Stupid hairballs. It totally made me look and feel unladylike! Honestly! But I'm okay. I was back to being my googly self in no time. Like 5 minutes! MOL.

So that's my vomit story! Short but sweet and to the point. I know how much some of you love to read about this stuff so I figured I'd do a diary. I'm sure I'll see Newman here and maybe even Henry if he's still around. Haven't seen much of him lately. He was even COTD last week and I don't even know if he knows that!!!

I'm gonna do a mantra for all the kitties we're missing these days. "COMMMMEEEE BAAACCKKKK TOOO CATSTERRRRRRR. COMMMMEEE BAAACCKKKK TOOO CATTSSTERRRR". Everybody now!!!


Cats speak dictionary

September 28th 2011 2:17 pm
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Does anyone know if there's a dictionary out with cat speaking terms? I like the idea of making one. The tabbies just invented a new one, SPOING. I love it! But we all have so many words we use that is "our" language. Is there one? If not, what if we did one!!! We could sell it! What do you think? If so, I'll start jotting them down.


Mom fell and hurt herself AGAIN.

September 30th 2011 4:10 pm
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Well you won't believe this but mom has re-injured herself. Yesterday morning her friends were coming over to help her go and get her new bed. Rick usually will send her a text message first to let her know to put me and Finney in her office with the door closed so they can move the stuff in easier when they come back. He didn't and I heard him coming up the stairs. I tried to pull a Houdini and jump around mom but she moved to come at me and stop me, tripped and took a header and landed right on her knees on the hardwood floor. She's got no skin left on them and they hurt her like crazy! Not to mention it feels like she re-injured her muscles. sigh. Sorry momma!!!

Also within one day's time a new neighbor has moved into the place next door and she swears like a sailor every other word really loud OUTSIDE for the world to hear, even her kids. And right now her kids are outside playing in the driveway, screaming and now we won't be able to keep those windows open anymore because the houses are so close.

Top it off with Ingen missing and you have yourself a top notch day here!!! NOT.

Good news...Tigger is doing GREAT! His daddy just said that his vital signs are outstanding and he BIT the vet tech! Go Tiggy!!! Feisty is a great sign. Whoo hoo!! We'll have to hang onto the little bits of good news we have.


Purring for Biggles

October 4th 2011 12:37 pm
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Since Alex is busy with Ingen duty I'm going to take this one. Biggles needs major purrs right now. He's back in the hospital guys. His blood sugar is up to 300! He needs some big purrs today. He's lethargic and has lost 2 lbs fairly quickly. Also severely dehydrated. He's being stabilized at the hospital now. So please purr hard for our wonderful friend. I'll keep you updated on his condition as his mommy emails mine.

Good news too though! Tigger is probably going home with his daddy tomorrow! HURRAYYY!! He said that Tig wants OUT of there and bad which is THE big sign from a kitty that he's so had enough and is ready to be with his family. Yaaayy Tig!

We can't believe the amount of the funds that's been raised for Ingen in less than 24 hours! Unreal! Mom turned on the computer this morning and it's at $510!!!! Holy minoly!!! You guys are the pawsomest. Lots of those donations were from strangers so I'm pretty sure they were all from your friends on Facebook. Very cool of them! We have not heard from Bella's mom yet but I believe she will be picking Ingen up after she gets out of work. She may be on her way pretty soon. As soon as we hear anything we promise to update you.

Mom in the meantime is a big ball of stress. These new neighbors are horrendous. Mom is no prude. She will let out a bad word or two sometimes. But NOT in the driveway, outside, for the world to hear, constantly and in front of kids! This lady is not a good mom as far as we can tell. She swears like a sailor in front of her sons big time! She doesn't like mom already, hasn't even tried to say hi, even though mom did. sigh.

This whole summer has been about everything changing here. First mom's uncle died and the neighborhood went completely dark and quiet. Nothing is the same, no one goes out to talk anymore. And now this. Mom does not want to whine or complain. But it's sickening. Mom just said to Kitty P's mom "I wish I was on a nice island somewhere drinking pina coladas, laying in a hammock, watching the sun set, listening to the waves. AAAHHHHHH. Sounds so great!" I hope she has plans to bring us with her!!!


From mom: "I'm not going anywhere...only in my head!!!" LOL


Purrs for my mommy

October 8th 2011 9:17 am
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I know this is a busy purr day. Sally Maria is going to the bridge this afternoon, Samsara went to the ER last night, all kinds of stuff going on. You can tell there's a full moon coming! Anyways, if at all possible can you spare some purrs for my mommy? She's on her way back to the urgent care at the hospital. She woke up with so much pain this morning again that it's really more than she can stand. It's BAD. So she's off, AGAIN. She's so depressed and sick of it. I feel bad asking because there is so much going on and I know it's busy today. Even a little bit would help. Thanks so much, we'll let you know what happens.

Luv Lacey


Ingen update!

October 10th 2011 2:44 pm
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Just got an email from Jen! All is going GREAT with Ingen's trip! The driver said that Ingen has been eating and meows a little at first while driving but then settles down. She also said that Ingen is a "real sweetheart". (which we all knew anyways). The dogs don't seem to be upsetting her at all. They were in Montana this morning so all is going well!!! We're so happy and so glad! I hope this company turns out to be a great recommendation we can all use if anyone ever needs to in the future.

On another note mom went to see her primary care doc this morning and he's sending her to an orthopedist next Thursday. Mom needs a steroid shot right in the pain center of her back injury (which mom already knew). But it must be done by a specialist who knows exactly what he's doing so nothing gets damaged or worse!!! That's the last thing mom needs. She'll be going to physical therapy on Wednesday and she doesn't see the specialist until the 20th so that's a little ways off but at least not too bad. Her doc doesn't want her to stay on steroids too long obviously. He said that because she's taking the pills, it goes through her whole body which can cause problems. Giving an injection to the injury site just goes there. I wonder why they don't just do that in the first place? Wouldn't that save an awful lot of time, pain and side effects? Oh well!

So that's the poop on Ingen and my mom! Mom sat outside a lot this afternoon because it was so gorgeous today it's unreal. Mom said if she could bottle this, she'd be stinking rich! I don't want her to stink, I like the way she smells but the rich part sounds good! More toys, food, and stuff for me and Finney. MOL. After all, it's really all about us!

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