March 12th 2013 3:55 am
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Thank you so MUCH for my DDP yesterday. It makes me feel better about myself. You see, I'm just an plain ordinary little brown mackerel tabby kitty with a screwed up leg that doesn't work right. My coat on my right rear doesn't look good. The hair hasn't totally grown in from when it was shaved to keep me clean when I couldn't stand up at all and had to use my litter laying down. Brown mackerel tabby is the most common color and pattern found in cats because it's the natural wild color and pattern. Ordinary brown mackerel tabbies like me sometimes have a hard time getting adopted because they are ordinary, although black cats have the most difficult time of all getting adopted. If you have room, adopt an adult brown mackerel tabby or black kitty from your local shelter. Do what my mom does, go in and ask what kitties have been in the shelter the longest. Then choose one of those kitties who otherwise may never ever have a chance at life.
Now my human mom's been having to keep putting vaseline on my right rear paw pads at least twice a day every day lately. My pads are thickened and tend to crack open and hurt due to the leg not being used. The vaseline helps soften my pads and the cracks in them are healed but Mom has to keep putting the vaseline on them twice a day to keep them from cracking again, at least until I can use my leg if or whenever that happens. I can't shake the vaseline off and when I try to wash it off, it tends to spread around and make my hair on my right side and leg look greasy.
My human mom says that another plus of the vaseline she has to put on my paw pads is that when I lick it off, I ingest enough of it that it's helping me with my constipation. I have mild constipation due to my inactivity.
Although my DDP didn't get me any time off physical therapy, I haven't had to go into a top crate yet because Mom put Gabe in there for now so she can easily make sure he's peeing ok. She told me don't think I lucked out yet. Gabe won't have to stay in the crate for long. He'll soon be able to come back out again although he may still have to get crated or put in the bathroom so he can eat his special urinary food without everybody else stealing it from him. Also, mom already has brought the step stool into the room, another sign she will soon start trying this new physical therapy idea on me.
How can I get Mom to stop worrying about me and just let me be happy curled up in my bed? I don't need to exercise. My water and litter are only a step away from me. I have my food right by my bed so I can eat it without even getting up. If mom doesn't put it by my bed, I just reach out my front paw, hook it over the lip of my dish, and drag my food dish up beside my bed where I want it!
Once again, THANK YOU SO MUCH CATSTER for my magical DDP day yesterday & thank you to all my friends who are so sweet and kind to me, who made me DDP pictures, who congratulated me, and all the rest of my wonderful friends, THANK YOU ALL! It was sure nice to get to feel special and beautiful and loved by so many for a day, I felt like a pretty princess yesterday!
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No such thing as an ordinary cat! You are bee-yoo-tee-ful!