November 22nd 2013 1:24 pm
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Little ones, I will tell you a story. I am a survivor. I have survived cancer. I have survived abandonment. I have survived a bottom cage in a very sorry 'rescue'.
I am a survivor. I am LUCKY.
Some years back, I was found by my pawrents. My daddy saw me, and that was it. He wouldn't and couldn't leave me in that bottom cage, and neither could my mom. He took me because I was the oldest cat there, a toy for the rambunctious kittens in the cage beside me. I was not wanted there-I was taken because the woman who found me waited a year, keeping me safe...in her basement. She couldn't have me in her house, she had a dog who didn't like cats. After a year, she finally was able to bring me in. I sat there another year-people didn't want what they considered an 'old' cat. It didn't matter that I was very loving to people, and funny and fiesty.
No one wanted 'the old cat'. The rescue founder, Bobbi Giordano of 'Bobbi and the Strays', when she found a lump on me, did not tell the vet to do surgery. No-she told him to let it alone. After all-I was just 'an old cat'.
My mom and dad didn't see it like that. Though they didn't know I had cancer, when they found out, they did not leave it. I had surgery and then chemo.
And now...well, 3 years later-here I am.
I have my Elderwise issues-I have 'subq' fluids daily. I take some pills for my blood pressure and my kidneys. I have gotten fashionably thin. I see less well, but well enough. I walk through the apartment like I own it-because I do! I love my daddy-LOVE HIM!. And, well, I appreciate and love Mommy too.
I lay in my heated bed and soak up the warmth, a gift from Aunt Dana of the many cats and funny boy, Bryan and uncle Jamison, and now a new Elderwise cat...we know she understands. I curl up beside daddy at night, and purr and purr, warm between the people who love me. I am the Bane of the Bad Kitten, chasing her when I feel like it. I look at the grey sky today and stretch and yawn...later good things will be put before me to eat...
I look at mommy smile and then come over and rub my ears and head and kiss me.
I am Cherished.
It is as it should be.
If I could make one wish? That every Elderwise cat would be rescued from want and fear tonight, from every shelter, from outside..
No I change that...
Every cat. All over.
And I know...perhaps...out there....the Powers that be hear this...and smile....
For after all, it happened for one little Orange Elderwise Cat....why not?
Thank you all for being my Furiends....
love and light,
Natalie the Natcat, Tiny Face, Tiny Paws
November 10th 2013 4:22 am
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I went yesterday, was carted in early to see little vet. They put this stupid thing around my leg. I hated it.
They did this 3 times.
And now I'm on another stupid pill. I have high blood pressure, apparently. So does Mommy. She told me that it's just a silly pill to take.
Blame it on the RB. It's all his fault. And the others.
I have to endure 8 cats in this place.
Ah, why can't they all get adopted?
Mommy still wants to take me for a second opinion...but i'm content for now in my little bed by the window. Daddy took the air conditioners out of the window last night and Mommy is hopeful that this will make things a bit warmer in here. The blinds were removed from one window-that small destructive creature they call the Beastess has been gnawing on them.
I hope that everyone else is having a lovely restful morning! Ah, a lovely soft blanket and sun!
Natalie the Natcat.
October 22nd 2013 4:02 pm
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It is impolite to discuss one's aches and pains when all too soon there is another star in the sky, and the rainbow shimmers with the crossing of a dear, dear friend.
I won't cry. Cats don't you know. And as I totter closer to that precipice myself, I know that at times Rainbow's end is a wonderful place...and as my body grows tired....well, one greets death-that our Ruffy will tell you is not 'death' at all, with relief, if some sadness in leaving behind those we so love. But not regret.
Kaci Sunshine didn't do regret. She, the exact way one would picture a cat that was Sunshine, was a tough and tender little Tangerine dream of a cat. Her eyes mirrored wonder and fun. She was always ready to stand up to whatever life offered. She feared no one, and she took no guff from anyone either.
Ah, that we could ask our Angels for the gift of immortal life with immortal youth. That we could hold onto life and good health for as long as our humans needed us. But we haven't that power...and we need, yes, we need to at times, purr our hearts and souls in synch with them, and reassure them....'there is always a Rainbow after rain, and yes, there is an end to pain....'
Kaci Sunshine is much missed tonight. My heart grieves for her dear mother and grandmother. There is no denying that even though we go on, there is the ache of those we leave on this plane..there just is, and there is no way to make it softer...some humans accept quicker than others, and others, well, they ache with tears that seem to come from somewhere so deep-for a chord that had connected has been severed.
But it hasn't, really. Its just one of the team has made that jump before...and as cats, we live shorter lives in human years than humans. Our people-well, this is the way of it.
Yet, we have the gift of sending comfort...our Creator-that splendid Catmagic is spun into so many forms, as it floats down to some, in the form of a feather, to others, a piece of ice to ping and smack one in the cheek, and to another, a glimpse of a tail around the corner of the room...
and you, my friend, my Tangerine ray of Sunshine, how, then, will you say 'I am fine, don't cry...'
But such is not for me to know.
And so tonight, as the clouds cover the moon, and as the chill evening comes in with the mood of grief, I turn and catch, in the reflection of the windowglass, an impish, elvin feline face, nose freckled, ears rounded, and dancing eyes. And I meow and call softly...for you, dear heart, will never be too far from the hearts who love you.
In honor of Kaci Sunshine....The Kewlest Catster Kat I have ever known....
Natalie the Natcat, Tiny Face, Tiny Paws