September 1st 2011 2:11 pm
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Please if you can everyone, please purr for my friend Kelli. The one who just lost her beautiful Maggie to FIP. She JUST lost her other kitty today as well, Aussie. She had CRF but was doing very well until now. She went downhill yesterday and was in the hospital today when they called to tell Kelli she passed away. Ugh, I have no words for how sad I am and how distraught she is. 2 babies in less than 3 weeks! No one should have to go through this pain. Thank you everyone. :((
It's so hard to know what to say to comfort her. I wish I could come up with better words than, "I'm so sorry and I can't believe this happened, and I'm here for you." I know those are good words, they just don't seem enough to me. I'm more than sad for her, this just isn't fair.
Love Alex and mommy Lisa
August 29th 2011 12:04 pm
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Hey everyone! Finally getting a chance to thank everybody for my DDP day! Thank you to Felix Honey Angel, Biggles & family, Norman & Tink. And thank you all for the lovely pawmails and well wishes my diary. I hope I didn't forget anyone, please forgive me if I did.
Also, I wanted to let you all know that my momma's friend Barb who has the 17 cats and we were very worried about her and if she evacuated, she's FINE!!! All the kitties are great and she's also very good. Thank you all for your purrs. She ended up staying at her house, not happy about that, but still...she's okay. No flooding or anything! She's a special lady and has been super sweet to mom. Thanks again for purring for her, it worked!
My mommy and family are very, very lucky. There is SO much damage all over the eastern U.S. from that terrible Irene but they didn't have any. Thanks for all your purrs for them to stay safe as well. Those worked too! Not surprised though. POTP, powerful stuff.
We're hoping out friend Biggles is still improving today and oh we're furry worried about Monida! Please continue purring for them and also for Norman and Sally Maria. Sally M, is hanging in there, she's about as tough as they come that girl. We love you guys!!!! Continued purrs for all of you!
August 25th 2011 8:05 pm
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Hi everyone, don't want to panic you. I just need to know if anyone lives anywhere near Tom Rivers NJ. This is right in the path of Irene and a friend of mine is in her late 70's almost 80 and she lives alone with her 17 cats. She is not a hoarder she takes excellent care of them. She's alone and I was wondering if anyone lives close to there so they could check on her at all before or after the storm to make sure they are all okay. She's got plenty of food, batteries, emergency stuff. Even rented a large van to put all the carriers in case she needs to get out. BUT she has nowhere to go if she needs to and won't leave her kitties. Please let me know if you have any suggestions or know anyone near there. Thank you!
August 25th 2011 6:28 pm
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It is a wholesome and necessary thing for us to turn again to the earth and in the contemplation of her beauties to know of wonder and humility.
-- Rachel Carson
When we contemplate the whole globe as one great dewdrop, striped and dotted with continents and islands, flying through space with other stars all singing and shining together as one, the whole universe appears as an infinite storm of beauty.
-- John Muir
It began in mystery, and it will end in mystery, but what a savage and beautiful country lies in between.
-- Diane Ackerman
We still do not know one thousandth of one percent of what nature has revealed to us.
-- Albert Einstein
Bleed my soul, take my breath, hit me from every direction. Just leave me intact enough to begin again after this storm breaks.
-- Alex's mommy, Lisa
August 21st 2011 2:50 pm
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We have a ton of reasons to stay. TONS! We have not made any final decisions yet, still letting things simmer down. But the outpouring we have received since Finney wrote his diary was just amazing. And the clincher? Our friend Casey, who passed away yesterday. We realized on Wednesday when Casey's mommy pawmailed us telling us that Casey was nearing her end, that if we'd have left and deleted our pages, she wouldn't have found us as she didn't yet have our email address (she does now).
She would not have known what happened to us or anything and it saddened us to think we wouldn't have been there for her in these final days. Her mom is a special lady who has been a good friend and has done everything she can to help her baby through this. She had an extra 10 months with Case since we met her here and thinking we may not have been there for her or for our other friends if they needed us really hit home.
So far we have MANY reasons to stay and are leaning that way (very hard leaning). We just want to be very sure. We still wish Catster would fix these gosh darned fleas!!!! Pffftt. Hisssss. But anyways, please go to my friend Casey's diary and offer some support in the wonderful Catster way I know you all do. http://www.catster.com/cats/269874/diary/If_it_aint_movingth en_neither_am_i/733848.
Luv you guys!!
August 19th 2011 2:06 pm
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We're gonna try something new and do a few inspirational things every day. You never know what that might be. Could be a really wonderful and pawsitive story, could be a quote, a song, whatever. Our cup runneth over with love now from our friends here so we're going to share it.
SO! Without further adieu the quote for today:
Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born. -- Anais Nin
August 14th 2011 4:09 pm
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Hi everyone, I just wanted to let you all know that little Maggie who has been in the hospital now for 2 weeks didn’t make it. She passed away this morning on her own at around 9 am, I just found out. Maggie was the very first kitty to be added to my website in the Living with IBD section. She was only 3 and half, still a baby. Her IBD has always been very well under control so all of this has been quite a shock. They now believe it was indeed FIP because there was just nothing they could do to help her. It’s odd that when they drained her stomach the fluid wasn’t consistent with FIP but I guess that can happen. But the truth is they’ll never know. This has been a horrible roller coaster ride of ups and downs for Maggie’s mom Kelli and those of us that love her and Maggie so much. I have no words right now for how sad I am. I know some of you have been praying hard for Maggie so I wanted to let you know it’s over. She’s not suffering any longer.
Rest in peace little angel. My Alex will take excellent care of you now. Funny, I took a nap this afternoon and had such a vivid dream that Alex was still with me and she was fine! Not sick at all. How strange.
Kelli is one of my dearest friends and I'm hurting badly for her. Thank you all so much for purring so hard for little Maggie. I appreciate it and so does Kelli.
August 9th 2011 2:06 pm
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Well I hope this time my diary shows up, sheesh! What a day yesterday. We all managed to figure out some way to communicate but it was bad timing for me! I could have had a nice little get together for my birthday in my diary. But nope! Couldn't do it. But we managed in the forums which was fun too.
So I would love to say thank you to so many kitties. The ones who sent me pawmails, most of them didn't come through so please excuse if you didn't hear back from me, obviously it was flea season this weekend. But thank you for sending me your well wishes. I appreciate it.
Thank you to: Nadia & Gumpy; Smithwick, Maizy & Tigger; my little pal here at the bridge, Vern; Nikolai; Miranda and family; Kitty P. Angel Indy & Harrison; Mietzi & Timo; Annabelle, angel Whispers, and Mitsy; our new friend Perry (he's very handsome, he looks like Finney); Serena Honey Girl Angel; Colette & family; Harley; Ashlynne, Beepers and the rest of their family; my new friend here at the bridge angel Annie and her family Bugsy and Alex; Wally and his wonderful family; Natasha; Shadow & Wilson; Simba & his large family; Stormin' Normin; Blizzard & his family; Nellie & Alexis; Big Harry & his family; Teebo, Callie & Rose; Skids Kitty and family; Artie (the 3 legged trouble maker) and his family; Platelicker (I just love that name) and family; them tumultuous Tabbies O Trout Towne, Tigger & family; Lemon Drop & family; the wonderful Cornish Crew; Miss Kitty here at the bridge; my good friend here also Smokey Joe & family; my girl Tink; Bella & family; Pipo & Minko for my purrty picture they made!
I hope I haven't forgotten anyone and maybe I have because of Catster fleas, I hope not. But thank you to everyone also who emailed my mommy! How lucky of an angel girl am I to have so many spectacular friends? Seriously! I am just floating on air. Well I am anyways, but you all make me float even higher. My wings are filled with the love that floats up to me here and to all of us angel babies.
Thank you all again for making my birthday so special. It was a good day and I'd still like to have a pawty here at the bridge in my diary one of these days. I'm the only one who hasn't done it yet. I'll bet I could throw a good one too! Tabbies do you think you could get a truck load of trout up here? MOL!
Well, we'll wait until the fleas have subsided until we do something like that.
Thanks again everyone! Love you!
Angel Alex and family
August 2nd 2011 5:59 pm
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Hi everyone, we have a request. We need purrs extra badly for a kitty on our website, Maggie. She's been sick off and on since last fall but started to get worse in January. For the last couple of weeks it's gotten even worse.
This kitty is SO sick it's just unreal. She's been in the hospital for the last two days in an oxygen tunnel. She's having a hard time breathing, she was constipated, she's hardly eating and her temp keeps spiking high and going down, spiking high and going down. They gave her a second shot of Baytril today, she's really having a hard time fighting this. I'm so scared for her and we love her and her mommy so much. They are such wonderful friends.
We want to know what the heck is going on this summer with all of these sudden high fevers in kitties? Has anyone else noticed this? Seriously! So many on here are being hospitalized for it and so many that we know outside of Catster. It's frightening. We think it has SO MUCH to do with all of the horrible heat that's been never ending. She lives in Texas so it's been so much hotter there than anywhere else other than Arizona.
Please keep little Maggie in your purrs. We're so so worried about her. Thank you.
July 21st 2011 1:29 pm
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Well, it's hard to believe but for the first time ever, I'm an official guardian angel. No one has EVER asked me before and it took a beautiful doggy named Diamond to do it. Diamond is our good friends, Zach & Zoe's doggie sisfur. Thank you Diamond for trusting me enough to ask me to watch over you.
I take these duties very seriously and promise to keep you safe from those big, bad thunderstorms. I promise to watch you while you're swimming in your pool with your cute little lime green swimming vest on (smart mommy and daddy you have). I promise to sprinkle you with angel dust and heaven forbid if you get sick, I'll sprinkle you with healing dust.
Thank you again beautiful girl!