October 4th 2014 5:12 pm
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Hey Lucy Liu, you aren't the only one who gets to be a "victim" of shot day! I too have to endure the every-two-week shot routine. However, the reason I have to endure it is different than yours. I have flea allergy so bad that in spite of the application of Advantage II flea drops every three weeks (Mom finds that Advantage II's effects no longer last quite a month, it's effectiveness is lasting only a little over three weeks), I get so itchy and scratch myself so badly that I end up looking like a scabbed up opossum instead of looking like my beautiful self. (It takes only one flea bite to set off the itch-scratch flea allergy cycle in an allergic cat.) So per the vet's advice, Mom started giving me the steroid shot once every two weeks too. You're right Lucy, the shot does sting a bit but in my case, I no longer constantly itch and scratch myself into a scabby mess. My coat's growing back to its former luxuriant appearance. Mom no longer calls me "possum tail." I sure feel a lot better. Mom says the allergies changed my temperament and not for the better. Now that the steroid has my allergies under control, Mom says my temperament and personality are back to normal again. Once again I'm affectionate to Mom and easier for the other cats to get along with (for the most part anyway...I always have had a tendency to smack at some of the other cats if they come too close to me too quickly). One thing's for sure, allergies can certainly make a difference in a kitty's temperament. And all of us wish fleas would go extinct. What are they good for anyway?
August 19th 2013 11:48 am
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Sometimes it's the little things that mean the most, especially when those little things happen exactly at the time they're needed. Today I was comfortably relaxing in my kitty bed watching TV when Mom had to go disrupt everything by letting Destiny out to play awhile.
Naturally the first thing Destiny did was to get her favorite toy, her treat ball, jump up on the bed, and throw the ball into Mom's lap. As usual, Mom played her part by tossing the ball across the room for Destiny to retrieve it. Destiny retrieved the ball and flew back up onto the bed with it, almost stepping on me in the process. I growled a warning at Destiny which she totally ignored.
After a few times of this, I was getting really worried. I wanted to stay by Mom but I didn't want that clumsy gargantuan of a dog stepping on me either. It was then that Mom came to my rescue. She deftly picked up me in my cat bed and moved me right up by her side so she could make sure Destiny didn't step on me or get in my face and scare me further.
Protected by Mom, I remained comfortably snuggled down into my soft kitty bed although I still felt I had to growl warnings at Destiny when she came up to Mom to give Mom a toy to throw. I knew I was safe though. Mom wouldn't let anything happen to me.
Mom's moving me and my bed was just a little thing, but it was one of those little things that was timed right when I needed it and that's what made this little thing big to me!
June 10th 2013 8:45 am
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Hard to believe that it was only about 2 1/2 months ago that I finally got to leave the shelter where I'd spent approximately 3 years of my life and go to my very own forever home. I'd waited so long and I'm so glad Mom listened to me when I told her in every way I could think of that I chose Mom and wanted to come home with her. I've positively come a long way in the short time I've been here. My DOTD is just one more proof that good things happen when a kitty chooses you and you listen to the kitty and give that kitty a forever home with you.
Carina also thanks Catster for her DDP yesterday. Us both getting picked on the same day is very special. Both of us spent well over 2 years in the shelter waiting for a forever home. Gyselle, the third kitty who Mom adopted with us, got a DDP about a month ago. Carina and I chose Mom on the same day. Gyselle and Mom sort of chose each other, Mom chose Gyselle first but Gyselle also made it clear she was choosing Mom too.
All 3 of us, Carina, Gyselle, and I, were considered antisocial. Carina and I were so antisocial we were considered to only be suitable as barn cats.
All 3 of us were adopted from the same shelter on the same day, 3-27-13, and came to our forever home on the same day.
All 3 of us are social with Mom and get along with the other non-human family members and leave the birds, etc, alone. Mom says Carina and I are especially loving with her. She says I especially am so sweet and affectionate sometimes that she wouldn't even know I had been an antisocial kitty.
All 3 of us now have gotten diary awards.
And all of this is even MORE PROOF that when a kitty chooses you, you should honor that kitty's choice, adopt that kitty, and give that kitty the forever home it really wants so much, YOURS! Good things happen when you adopt a kitty who chooses you!
Thank you again Catster, diary girl, our friends, and especially thank you Mom for listening to us, adopting us when we chose you, giving us our forever home, and making all these good things possible for us.