July 9th 2010 8:56 pm
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Dear Alex, my sweet little baby girl,
I can’t believe it’s been two years since you left this world. It still pains me after all this time. I love and miss you so much my little furry daughter. You were here with me for such a short time. But in that short time you taught me so much. You were an angel sent here to rescue my heart and when you left, you took a big piece of it with you.
There are so many things about you I still miss. I miss how we would watch TV together. You’d lie on my stomach and put your head on my chest where my heart is and fall asleep cradled in my arms. I miss how you’d jump on the bed, sit there and stare at me, patiently waiting for me to go to bed and snuggle. It was our favorite thing to do. Then I would lay on my left side and stretch out my arm, you’d plop yourself on your left side, spooned tightly up against me with your head on my shoulder. I’d slide my arm and hand in between your paws so we were holding hands. Then you’d put your head backwards up against my lips and just stay there forever while I gave you a thousand kisses.
During thunderstorms you’d hide in the closet. I’d go in with you and we’d lie on a blanket while I rubbed your belly and back. Sometimes we’d even fall asleep there until the storm was gone. I miss how you used to sit on your window perch and look outside at the birds. They’d fly so close to the window and taunt you constantly. When you died, the birds kept coming and even sat on the roof looking in the window for you. You were so adorable when you’d roll around on the floor and meow until I paid attention to you, as if to say, “look at me momma, look at me!” Every once in awhile you even said the word momma!
Whenever I was upset about something, depressed or sick, you’d come over and lick my tears, put your head on my lap or my arms and look up at me with eyes that just healed me. Those adoring, devoted eyes made everything better. I greatly miss how you would start a meow and end up yawning halfway through it. Your yawns would always sound just like Snoopy on the Peanuts cartoons. I wish I had pictures of how you’d be sleeping and stretch out your legs and spread your toes, cover your face with your front paws and stick out your tongue all at the same time. You stole everyone’s heart from the minute you came into my life.
I know you’re still here with me and visit me all the time. The two little buggers you sent me play with someone invisible all the time. When they’re in another room sleeping, I feel you on the top of the couch, rubbing up against my head and purring loudly in my ear. I feel you jump on my bed in the morning just like you used to do. Finn and Lacey are locked out of the bedroom so it’s not them. But I can feel you walking up my bed to come to my face and let me know you’re still doing our morning ritual.
I know you sent them here to keep me from descending into blackness after you died. I needed to have some comic relief and you knew that. I would never have started IBD Kitties if I didn’t have them to lighten things up around here. I couldn’t have thrown myself into the work you inspired me to do while being alone. You continue to be an incredible catalyst for change and because of you and the awful sickness that took you away, other kitties are getting the chance you never had. I tried with every fiber of my being to help you live but it wasn’t meant to be. Angels have a specific job here on earth and usually leave soon after. But I feel you stronger than ever watching over these other babies, leading me to seek them out wherever they are. We still have a lot of work left to do; we’re really just getting started.
I love you so much little girl, I hope you know how important you are to so many. You are that shining light of hope, the star that guides my every effort to make a positive difference. As much as my heart hurts tonight, I know I’ll see you someday on the other side and hold you in my arms again. I can’t wait to feel those sandpaper kisses.
Love, Headbonks & Purrs
Your mom Lisa
August 21st 2010 1:08 pm
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My momma had a strange dream about me last night. She said I was still living with Moufasa and Midnight, my kitty cousins, (which I hadn't lived with for quite awhile) and I looked really good! That I was in shape and not fat anymore and very healthy. She was petsitting us and taking care of us and couldn't figure out why on earth I was back here and not with HER. You know how dreams are, kinda cooky. She sad it made her both happy and sad to see me looking so good because she wishes she could have helped me be that healthy.
Momma, you need to stop feeling so guilty! You did everything possible and thensome. I think she'll always feel that way, even though it wasn't her fault I was fat in the first place. It was the lady that adopted me from momma's sister. She fed me stuff that was terrible including ice cream!!! It was yummy at the time but now I wish I didn't eat it.
Then momma's dream turned into her chasing a baby elephant down a dirt road in a jungle. LOLOLO! Talk about weird! But then again, my momma is terrific at dream interpretation and she says that's because elephants never forget. And she can't forget about how I was so sick. At least it was a really cute baby elephant! LOL! Crazy momma.
September 10th 2010 3:04 pm
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Well, My momma just wrote a guest blog for a very cool website, onlynaturalpets.com. The nice man over at that website loved our site so much he asked her to do this! She worked really, really hard on it and is pretty excited. We've had a good week with lots of kitties and their parents on Catster helping us with great information. Mom will be sending out another newsletter maybe Monday with a lot of that stuff (she didn't forget). She just wanted this to get out first, so here's the link if anyone wants to check it out!
Thank s again catster furry friends for giving my mom so much love and encouragement. It's helping her to do what she does with a positive attitude and that's really important in doing this work. We couldn't do it alone, that's for sure!
October 8th 2010 2:06 pm
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So here I was, sitting on my cloud watching my momma have a nice day in the gorgeous weather outside. She was working in her garden and had her camera out, taking pictures of the blue jays feeding on peanuts in the bird feeder. These nice people were walking their dog by our house and a pregnant cat came out of nowhere and started rubbing all over momma's legs and acting all lovey dovey. Mom asked the people if they'd ever seen her before and they didn't but it opened up the conversation to talk about kitties. They happen to have 3 kitties besides their little dog Lilly and momma snatched that opportunity right up to give them an IBDkitties card and start talking about kitty diets and health. They were super nice people, looked like around my momma's age, maybe a little younger. And they were very interestd and open to learning about nutrition and stuff. They talked for at least a half an hour and introduced themselves and were really great to talk to.
Well, mission accomplished for today! My momma is good at this, she will talk to anyone, anytime, anywhere to get them to understand how important it is to try and prevent the diseases that killed me! She talked a lot about me and I can see her eyes when she does, she tears up a little. The people saw the passion in her eyes as well and that helps them to understand how sincere she is. She was sure to tell them, she doesn't sell anything or charge anything. This is all done for the sake of the kitties and the people that love them. Even for their doggy!
They told her they hardly ever feed canned food. OH BOY! That was a good time to tell them they should start now and give them some food with moisture so they don't develop kidney disease and all that other junk. They were very open about it and it felt good. Momma always feels really good about what she's doing after she talks to someone and they are very interested in learning more. At least it's a start and hopefully they'll have very healthy kitties who'll live a long and happy life.
And now they might spread the word too! Education, education, education! Way to go momma! My wings are flapping hard for you, that's why it's so windy down there right now! LOLO. We're doing it, just like our website motto: Helping to try and save lives...one paw at a time!!!!
We make a good team momma, even if I'm not there physically, you KNOW I'm workin' it hard from where I am!
October 9th 2010 3:56 pm
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I had a busy day today and I'd like to share it with everyone. Today, quite unexpectedly, I took Teddy McLovin home to the bridge with me. Teddy and BK are well loved little guys here on Catster as they and their momma help kitties with all the need to learn about raw food and how it helped them so much.
This week for whatever reason, Teddy stopped eating and started to go downhill very quickly. We all thought he had an infection of some kind and never dreamed it would be so serious. By Friday, the vet's conclusion was that it was most likely FIP from having such a weakened immune system.
Today Teddy was in horrible shape and his momma couldn't let him suffer any longer. She went with him and Teddy passed away in her arms. I was there with him, holding his paw, waiting for him to close his eyes there and open them back up again with me. He took one last look at his momma, shed a tear and waved to her. I took him to my part of the field and he's resting comfortably. I've told him that when he feels up to it, he can visit his momma anytime he likes. It made him smile a big bright smile as he was very scared he'd never see her again. I explained the whole dynamics to him and he understands now that once he's rested, he'll be as good as new and will be able to fly wherever he wants. He thought that was pretty neat and can't wait to try it.
Teddy is a very special little boy who's had a hard life before he found his mom. She was his angel here on earth and now he's going to be her's. Please join me in wrapping our paws around Teddy's momma and giving her the support she so desperately needs right now. I know all of you Catster pawents are so good at that! Such a loving family.
I must run now, unfortunately I have others I'm going to need to pay a visit to soon. But for now, I'd like to reassure you that Teddy is doing splendidly here and is even getting visits from some of the other Catster members who've recently gone to the bridge.
Remember, the veil between our worlds is very thin and we are souls with bodies, not bodies with souls. We will all be together again.
Luv to all of you and lots of sandpaper kisses
Your guardian Alex
October 12th 2010 10:24 am
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So, the pregnant kitty that came up to momma the other day is named IVAN! LOL. Obviously not pregnant but still fat and flopping belly. He now has a collar with his name and address on it. He was just rubbing all over momma being real sweet and nice and then it happened. CHARGE! He lunged at her and tore her skin off. Yup, he's one of them cuckoo kitties who's nice one minute and mean the next. He broke the skin pretty darned good too, she was still bleeding when she went next door to tell the owners.
He's had all his shots, thank goodness! But the nice people were really upset and sorry. They said that his previous owner used to put on a leather glove and wrestle with him! Grrrrrrrrr! Stupid hooomans! He's now 5 years old and they've never been able to get him to stop this behavior. But at least he has a good home and they would never give him away. They do love him which made momma feel better.
They said that in their old apartment it was small and dark and he had no space to run around so he was getting fat and depressed. But now that he's able to run around outside he's hunting like crazy (my momma's a victim), and has a strong jaw. Maybe he'll lose some weight.
In the midst of momma being nervous about the bite, she did it again. Food talk! She said a raw diet would be purrfect for Ivan because she knows for a fact he's got strong teeth and a strong jaw. LOL. Anyways, momma's okay. Just another day in the life of crazy happenings here at home.
October 17th 2010 12:49 pm
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I have resisted getting wings for a long time. I don't know why. Me and momma are always hesitant to do stuff the same as others. But people often don't realize I'm an angel when I post or when they comment on my pictures and stuff. So I'm wondering if there's anyone out there who could make me a nice pair of wings? I'd like them to be nice and large to symbolize how hard I work here at the bridge to steer my momma to sick kitties so we can try and help them. Then there's my duties of crossing some over and making them feel at home. Licking their wounds and showering them with angel dust. I'm a busy little girl and so much stronger than I was in life. If anyone can help me out please let me know.
I know it's a busy time right now (unfortunately) and we want to say how sorry we are that our friend Athena has gone to the bridge. I've seen her, she's with many others here. She was brought over by our good friend Miss Mittens and resting comfortably. She's in the best paws possible now and pretty soon will be as good as new!
Thanks everyone, let me know if anyone knows how to do this.
Luv to you all, Alex
October 18th 2010 8:54 am
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Look at me! Look at me!!! Oh my gosh I feel wonderful. Momma says it's like I'm coming back to life in this picture! This is just what she pictured I looked like. In a beautiful meadow, chasing butterflies and lots of flowers around me with big flapping wings! Oh this helps my momma to really visualize it now and it warms her heart. Thank you Patricia and the Cornish Crew so very, very much for ALL of our new pictures with wings. She made us THREE! So we can switch them around. My momma is happy with tears of joy right now. Her heart is warm and fuzzy and we're both very touched.
I'm going to go and zip around now. I had some wings before but nobody could see them. Momma had to imagine them. So I put those away and now I'm keeping these new ones! What fun this will be! I'm going to go find Miss Mittens, Aryeh, Teddy McLovin'. Athena and the others and show them. We'll all spend the day zooming around and chasing buggies. Thanks again everyone! This is a special day for me and momma.
Luv you all
Alex and momma
November 3rd 2010 8:34 am
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HEY! It's my gotcha day! I'm getting all kinds of presents and stuff and for once it's not Finney or Lacey, HEE HEE HEE! Just kidding, I love them. But even an angel needs attention sometimes. There's so many of us up here, it's always hard for our moms and dads on days like this. But momma wouldn't trade a day she had with me. We love each other with a pure, spiritual love that only a pet pawent can understand.
Thanks to everyone for all the love and support we get here on Catster and the wonderful friends and connections we've made in such a short time. It's helped get my momma through some difficult days and for me, that's a big deal and means the world to me. I comfort her as much as I can, but it helps to have lots of other kitties and pawents lending me a paw.
We've only just begun our mission to understand and treat the awful diseases that killed me. And we're so happy to have a new army of kitties who are making a BIG, positive difference by educating and helping others. This is what me and my momma envisioned when we started IBD Kitties. To promote health and well being with our feline friends and get others involved in doing the same.
So thank you all for joining us and giving of yourselves so freely to help others. We are so proud of you and we love you all!
Much love, headbonks, purrs and sandpaper kisses (and a few wing flaps)
Alex (and momma Lisa)
November 4th 2010 5:32 pm
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What a great Gotcha Day I had. Lots of pawtying up here with all my angel friends. Wore me out so I slept in this morning while my momma was running around in the freezing, pouring rain doing errands. Yuck!
Well let's get down to business! My momma and I would like to thank so many people for your wonderful gifts and well wishes. You know how much you all mean to us! Thank you to BK & Teddy, Simone & River, Annabelle, Whispers & Misty, Da Tabbies O Trout Towne, Hunter, Kally Kat, Leo & Family, Sassy, Shadow, Spunky. Kaci Sunshine & Miss Mittens, The family of Indiana & Kitty Pryde, Tully, Luke, Natasha & Sammy. Gump & Nadia, Jezebel and sweet Sally Maria.
I think I got everyone, except somebody named anonymous left me a beautiful star with a halo. So whoever has that strange name, thank you very much! I love it.
It was a special day for me and my momma and knowing you all are here to comfort her if she needs it, makes me very happy. I know she's in the best paws ever!
Luv you all
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