August 22nd 2011 5:32 pm
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Mom has wrote this diary three times trying not to sound angry but she is simply put. See this past weekend wasn't that great for Mom and it was her birthday weekend. The one thing that she has to look forward to in her life right now became the main topic at her Birthday dinner Saturday night. Griswold. And as usual, Grandma thinks Mom doesn't need to get him. "To many animals, high vet bills, Caring for senior animals cost a lot of money.....After awhile she started sounding like Charlie Browns teacher to Mom but then Dad chimed in (she guesses cause he felt he had backing) Mom stayed strong. She knew they were only doing this because they didn't think she would get mad in front of Great Grandma (which of course added her two cents in too) Mom just calmly mentioned that Dad recanted and she couldn't believe it! You should have seen it, Mom being told by Grandma, Great Grandma and Dad about how stupid it was to get another kit. meantime Great Grandpa is talking about how they treated Dogs and Cats when he was growing up and the only one that not once made Mom feel bad was her knight in shinning armor, her Dad.
Truthfully, they are right. You want proof? Last night Tux fell off our deck. He already has a hip that is sore from trying to hold himself up to eat but when he left here he was dragging his front rs paw. He was in definite pain. Like that's not enough we found two more knots on Diamond Thur. night. And this morning Zoe walks up to me limping. WTH! Does she have sympathy symptoms for Tux. What happen?
Mom says "Dang, I give already. Got it, you don't have to scare me to death just to teach me a lesson!" So, I guess no Griswold now. I know, why do you think Mom is so mad. She was bullied into going to work and telling her girlfriend no.
This afternoon when Mom got home from work, I was putting more weight on it but every little move Mom or Diamond made spooked me. I'm not afraid of them but their movements. this too has claimed down too. All four of us will be chilling on the bed all afternoon and night.
Mom will sometime get a call back from grandma and grandpa letting us know how Tux is. Then she will let you know.
we will send lots of purrs to you all. hope you can find someway to get griswald. Purrs also that Irene stays away. We all have enough to worry about without a potential major cat 3 hurricane this weekend!
I'm so sorry Zoe! My whole family sends our love and purrs to you and Tux!
Mom said she called the vet and they said to watch me for a couple days. If it doesn't get better, to bring me in.
Mom says she apologizes she just feels the pressure and she's livid that her parents would leave their cell phones on so she could get a hold of them. Mom splits Tuxs vet bills with them but if he's not doing better then she might have to take him herself. As far as Diamond, I guess it's a watch and see game to.
Could this be a sign? I think so. Just a friendly reminder of how pets can worry you to death. Mom thought about nothing else all day at work.
We are so sorry to hear this. We're purring up a storm for your family.
Mom says Thank You Max. She also says she needs to work on the typos! MOL
i am purring for you.
Alexis...Thank You so much.
O my! What a hard and terrible weekend! Some peeplz means good, but don't see that they are makin' things sooooo stressful! And 'specially on her bday! That just no fair. My mom says not ever to make big choices when youz upset and never after 8:00pm. Don' let others tell your heart what to do. An' lookin' forward so much to havin' Griswold. Don' give up yet. An' poor Tux! Me's hopin' he's okay after day or two. Wez knows what BIG vet bills can be like, but human babezz cost money, too, and peeplz don' give up on 'em. We luvs you all. So sorry this is a bad time. Purring for y'all.
Oh dear - purring for your whole family! I hope everything works out exactly like it should!
My grandparents kept telling my mom not to get a cat and one day she took me home and told them, tough. I don't know if that would work for you though, but maybe your dad will come around! BIG PURRS!!
We are purring like crazy for all of you. Mom could probably use a good snuggle from you guys right around now. Lots and lots of purrs from our house to yours....Maedia and family
OH ZOE my BFF so sorry to hear your mom had such a hard week-end. Lucy took the words from our hearts, I hope your mom will not let other people make the choice for her. When the moma Ivey cat came here, there were all kinds of reasons why she should not be here, but mom looked at her and then she looked at the resources available to her to help her and so now she is here with us and we still have some rough times, but they are getting better every day. I hope you re doing better my dear friend, hurts my heart to hear you are so scared and hurting. Momas just know these things; maybe the time is right and maybe not but the choice is your mom and dad's no one else's to make.
lots of love my friend purring for you all, mom, diamond, you, tux and Griswold.
Lucy, I'm going to tell Zach how nice you are. What's the saying "You hurt the ones you love" Mom says she might be guilty of that herself. Mom and Grandma has that classic mother/daughter love/dislike "I'm not going to argue with you" type of relationship. And the whole beat up Chris session was started by Grandma.
Monida, Mom said we have a couple weeks before Griswold is weened so maybe.... And ps- who wouldn't love you, your so pretty.
Maedia, my dear friend from way back, Thank You for the purrs. Mom has actually been snuggling with me. At one point this afternoon me, Mom, Zach and Diamond were all asleep on the bed. Dad said he let us sleep.
He says he doesn't want to make Mom mad. And that he's aware that he never cleans up or feeds us, so it's not like Griswold would be extra work for him to have Griswold and that his mechanical animals suck up more gas than we could ever fart out.
They will work it out, and the best thing for the household will be the result. Maybe they need to do a pros and con but from Mom's prospective. MOL!
Callie, I love you.
mondia- moms dad said samething to my mom no pets. and she said to him well is not my problem u dont like pets. cause im getting one.
They also needs to do pros and cons from Griswold's point of view! This little baby really needs a family. Sometimes peeplz just gotta hold 'em to be won over. Worked for Linus. He's still here (and he ain't a cute baby anymore)! Lots of purrs for all of you! Purring for sweet dreams tonight.
OH! Most of you guys don't have dogs, but the dogster tip of the day was about rehab vets and prosthetic harnesses for senior dogs. Mom said a sling for Tuxs rear end legs would be helpful when he eats. She remembers Balty and Jez's Moms talking about how they had lost strength in their rear legs. Well now Tux is getting bad. Mom might look into the slings.
Did you know, it's one of Mom's dreams to open a dog park with a heated swimming pool in a building for rehabbing pets. Also she wants an agility park, cause the closest one is an hour away. Which is crazy! We live in a metropolitan area.
mom wants to get a dog
Lucy, I know you went to bed but you can read this tomorrow. Dad was reluctant about Diamond moving in too, but now he says that was the best decision Mom ever made for him. Mom agrees.
Alexis, Mom trains dogs as a hobby. It's her passion to take small and large aggressive breeds and make them into great examples of what they can be. Diamond is a big part of our family.
altought she dosent know if we actually get along with one. cause we never have been around them. that is very nice what your mom does
Zoe we're so sorry about all of this. Please give your mommy extra hugs from all of us. What a caca weekend for all of you!
So sorry to hear all of this. Sending y'all tons of purrs!
Awww, Zoe, sorry to hear your mom's birthday dinner went like that. We are purring for her and all of you. I hope things will work out for you to get little Griswold. Lots of hugs....
be sure to stay on top of the weather this weekend!
Mom is watching the weather now. We usually get a lot of rain and tornadoes from the hurricanes. So Mom said she'll keep an eye out.
There's four or five post her that wasn't sent to my email! Dang fleas.
typical! see ya tonite!
never hurtz ta ask R pal st francis ta lend a hand.... sew we be doin sew...we hope everee one bee in eggs ca lent health; tel yur mom crappola happens in threez....sew de crappola shuld be leevin ewe all a lone now.....purrs from de land oh trout
First off Happy Belated Birthday to your Mommy!! We's understand abouts family trying to interfere when you want something & it's not to their liking. Meowmy's family got mad every time shes got another kitty. Meowmy hasn't asked for any monies for us shes is taking care of us on her own. Yous do what yous feel is right don't worries abouts what everyone else says. Sending lots of purrrs & prayers to yous all!!
Read about Diamond. We've had that here, too. Our dad used to say he didn' want no more kitties, but everytime we added one, he was the one who decided they would be part of the family. And he and Miranda are soul-mates! We had bro dog, Harley,who went to the bridge several years ago. He had leg problem and took glucosamine. Really, really, helped. Mom also looked at all kinds of leg slings when Miranda was little (except we were trying to find something for the front legs!) Slings for puppies with bad back legs seem like they are a good thing. BTW - nothing reduces stress like cuddling a cute little baby kitten. Tell dad that.
Hey Zoe, I don't believe in signs.
We shouldn't have Katerina, but we do. Can't live thinking about what will or will not happen years down the road.
Purring that everything works out. Hope you are not limping anymore! STOP THAT you hear me?
Just read that Irene now on path to North Carolina's Outer Banks~is this bad news for you guys?
Purring and purring for everything and everyone to be fine.
Extra purrs for Griswold to join your home. You know the rule,
right? Once you name them, they are yours!
Guys, do you know how much we love you? Every single one of you.
Zach is going to do a report about hurricanes and earth quakes, so look for it.
Purrs for all of you!