Diary of a Little Orangie
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July 22nd 2011 2:15 pm
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I have a very happy update to my sad diary entry from July 13th: ALL THREE CATS HAVE BEEN ADOPTED!!! The pawrents of Mr. Sam at the Bridge have decided to adopt Minda, Paula, and Merry. They will live happily efur after in their wonderful new furever home. It's about 5 hours away from their former home, so they won't have too terribly far to travel to arrive at their new home, where they will be loved and pampered for the rest of their lives. Thanks to all for your purrs and purrayers which helped to bring about this happy ending to a sad story.
July 13th 2011 10:56 am
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Hello furriends! I know I just posted about these three cats last week, but their situation has become even more urgent as their dying owner has gone into hospice care and her house is in foreclosure!, My fursibs and I are all cross-posting this in our diaries. Minda, Paula, and Merry are three wonderful kitties whose owner is dying of a brain tumor. The owner, Kathy, just went into hospice care and will not be returning home. Her house is going into foreclosure, so even though Kathy's wonderful neighbors (Catster pawrents of Albie and Mr. Silk) have been going across the street 2 or 3 times a day to check on the cats, this cannot continue much longer. These kitties have been declawed and must live indoors. PLEASE go to Minda, Paula, and Merry's page at the link below, read their story, and help if you can to save these lovely girls from going to a shelter. They can be adopted individually or together. They are located in West Virginia but transport to an approved home within several hundred miles could be arranged. Even if you can't adopt any of these girls, please share the link. Thank you so much!
July 6th 2011 8:42 pm
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This is a sad story. The mommy of these kitties is dying from a brain tumor. Our furriend Auntie Kat (mom to Albie, Mr. Silk, and many others) is their neighbor and is trying to keep them from going to an animal shelter. Please read their story, spread the word, and help if you can. Thank you!
May 31st 2011 7:14 am
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Even though I flew to the Bridge before my second auction on Facebook ended, the money raised from that auction along with the money left over from my first auction after my vet bills were paid allowed us to donate around $1,500 to help other kitties! Mommy sent $250 to the Winn Feline Foundation for F.I.P. research, and the remainder was distributed among five other kitties to help with their vet bills. There is just enough left to spay a couple of the mama cats from the feral colony where I was born, which may prevent some other kittens from being born with that horrible disease F.I.P.
May 14th 2011 12:54 pm
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I received so many rosettes while I was sick and after I went to the Rainbow Bridge! Mommy wanted to help me thank efurryone purrsonally, and she tried, but then the rosies kept on coming, and coming...over one-hundred of them! Mommy has a slow Internet connection and just couldn't keep up...(especially when Catster re-arranges where the rosies are on my page every time we go to it, so it's hard to keep track of who we have thanked!) We do so wish that we could send a purrsonal note of thanks to each and every one of you individually, but we want efurryone to know that every single message has been read, and we truly appreciate all of the kind thoughts, purrayers, and comforting words, more than you can ever know. "Thank you" hardly seems adequate to express our appreciation for your kindness. I LOVE MY CATSTER FURIENDS!
May 2nd 2011 11:37 pm
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I slept under the covers with Mommy all night long in the hotel, and I PURRED! I purred a lot! In the daytime, it was sad not to be able to walk or play the way I used to, but at night under the covers, it felt just like being a normal kitty, cuddling with my mommy! That is a good memory of my last night as an earth kitty. Mommy was nervous when she dropped me off at the neurology clinic in Roseville early this morning, but she knows the doctor is one of only four veterinary neurosurgeons in Califurnia and came highly recommended, so she knew he would do what was best for me. Mommy thought it would be hours before the tests were finished and the doctor knew any results, but he called Mommy just a short time later and told her that he didn't think we should do the tests because I had advanced stages of some nasty disease called F.I.P. and there is no cure. So Mommy decided to help me become an angel. Instead of taking me into a cold examining room, the staff let Mommy and Auntie Cai take me into a little room with soft lighting, an overstuffed chair and a sofa, and told them to spend as much time with me as they needed. Mommy held me for about ten minutes and she and Auntie Cai petted me and told me how much they love me, which really made me smile and turn on my purr. And I got to hold my special catnip squirrel that was a gift from Auntie Cai. Then Dr. Kortz then came in and explained to Mommy that he would give me some injections in the IV so I wouldn't have to get any more shots, and that would make me just relax and doze off. Mommy held me in her lap the entire time and I fell into a peaceful sleep, and then I realized that I was hovering over Mommy and Auntie Cai, and then I was flying!! And I was surrounded by lots of special furriends like Angel Buddie and McKenna, Hazel Lucy, Alex, my brofurs Lalo, Jimmy-Joe, and Shortstop, and so many other beautiful angels! My legs work again, and...I can FLY! The only thing I CAN'T seem to do is to dry the tears of my pawrents, aunties, my bride Minnie and my mother-in-law Wendy (Minnie and I eloped just a few days before I came to the Bridge), but Buddie gave me some stuff called magic healing angel dust, and I'm going to try sprinkling that on efurryone who is crying until those tears go away. Don't cry, my dearest ones...I had ten happy months as an earth kitty. I know you still love me, and I will always love you.
May 1st 2011 8:57 pm
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Mommy was going to wait until my fundraising auction on Facebook ends (on May 10th) before taking me to the neurosurgeon in Roseville (almost 5 hours from our house), but I have been getting worse over the past week and Mommy decided we just couldn't wait any longer. So she is taking the day off from work tomorrow so I can get those expensive tests to try and find out what is wrong with me and, more importantly, if there is any way I can get well again. We left today, because my appointment is early in the morning. Mommy's friend my Auntie Cai (meowmy of my Catster friends Haley Anne, Spot, and Jones) went along to keep us company. We're spending the night in a hotel near the neuro-clinic, and I am resting comfurtably. Mommy has not had the time to help me thank efurryone who has sent me rosies, purrayers, and good wishes...We will try to thank each and efurry one of you, but it may take awhile. In the meantime, please know that whatever the outcome of my tests, we will be furever grateful to all of you for your outpouring of love and concern for this little orangie.
April 21st 2011 4:18 pm
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Hi efurryone! I'm holding another auction on Facebook to raise funds to pay for the expensive diagnostic tests the neurologist says I need to have to find out what's wrong with me. Here is the link to my auction:
April 19th 2011 9:53 am
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Mommy finally got some time off from work so she was able to take me to see a neurologist, four hours away from us. (There are only four veterinary neurologists in California!) Surprisingly, the doctor didn’t agree with my regular vet that I have a spinal cord injury; He showed my x-ray to the staff radiologist, and the radiologist also said he didn’t see any significant abnormality in my spine. The staff was nice at the neuro-vet; one of the techs brought me a bowl of water, and when the other tech took my temperature and said I had a lower than normal body temp, she brought me a baby blanket. The neurologist spent close to an hour with me and asked Mommy several times if she had any questions for him; He wanted to make sure that her questions were answered. Mommy was really impressed with the level of caring. (Me...not so much...I didn't like being held in funny positions.)
February 25th 2011 10:34 pm
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Hi efurryone! Mommy was feeling so guilty because even though she really, reeeeeallllyyy wants me to get well, she didn't have any money to take me to the vet. She has always been one of those hoomans who said that people who couldn't afford to take care of their pets properly shouldn't have them, but since Daddy had cancer surgery and was out of work for four months and Mommy's job doesn't pay very much, she now found herself in that position! (Mommy says she will never be judgmental like that again.) When Mommy told some of her friends on Facebook that she felt so bad that she couldn't afford to get blood tests and x-rays to find out why I'm having trouble walking, one of her friends (Catster Chloe's mom Laurie) started a page on Facebook called Vern's Auction House to raise money for my vet bill! Mommy's eyes get all leaky efurry time she thinks about it! So many nice people including a lot of hoomans that Mommy didn't even know have donated and bid on nice stuff and services, and Mommy put in some of her things too. The auction ends on Sunday, February 27th at 5:00pm PST. Here is the link:
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Vern ~ sweet angel