Nicknames: Skeeter,Skittles, Lil B, Miss Puss, Gidget
Birthday: January 1st 1997
Coloration: Orange Tabby
Likes: Bird watching, sleeping, complaining!
Pet-Peeves: Anything that ticks her off at the time!
Favorite Toy: Fuzzy mice, live insects
Favorite Nap Spot: In her bed, under the kitchen table, on the dryer, in bed with her Mommy or her beloved Tommy with his fuzzy beard she can comb thru with her little claws!
Favorite Food: Keetah loves seafood, and she adores pastries & funnel cakes!
Skills: She can catch insects in her paw and eat them, very accurate and stealthy in play or nailing a human
Arrival Story: Keetah is my Mom's cat...or rather, Mom is Keetah's human! Lol!
Keetah was deserted by some apartment dwellers and someone took her in a box to show my Mom....Mom tried to find her a home but Keetah got out of the box and marched over to Mom and claimed her! The rest is history!
Bio: Keetah is somewhat wild, does not trust most humans, has a very angry and bad disposition but can be very loving toward my Mom ,Dad & brother Tommy, although she has been known to nail anyone just cuz she got the urge! She becomes very angry if awakened from a nap, raised voices or loud noises hiss her off big time and if she's comfy on Mom's, Dad's or Tommy's lap & they change position...look out! She hisses, swats, growls! ...Should have been named "Spitfire"!! Lol!
I HAD SOMETHING WRONG WITH MY EYE...IT'S UNCERTAIN WHETHER IT STARTED OUT BY GETTING SCRATCHED WHILE PLAYING WITH THE KITTENS OR WHAT...BUT MY RIGHT EYE BEGAN GETTING MORE & MORE BOTHERSOME. MUM GOT THE VET TO COME & SHE PRESCRIBED ANTIBIOTICS, TWICE , AND MY EYE JUST CONTINUED TO WORSEN.
ONE DAY THE AREA ABOVE MY EYE WAS SWOLLEN & WHEN MUM TOUCHED IT, BLOOD GUSHED ALL OVER!
ANOTHER VET VISIT, MORE ANTIBIOTIC DROPS...NOTHING HELPED.
THEN ONE DAY DAD CAME HOME EARLY FROM WORK AND THERE I WAS WITH BLOOD GUSHING ALL OVER FROM MY EYE. MUM HAD AN APPOINTMENT TO GO SEE A DIFFERENT VET IN A COUPLE DAYS BECAUSE MY EYE WAS NOT IMPROVING AND MUM HAD SEEN AN ODD LITTLE CLEAR SORT OF FLAP OF SKIN KINDA ABOVE MY EYE, LIKE WITHIN THE UPPER LID, BUT WHEN DAD CALLED HER (SHE WAS STILL AT WORK) & SAID HOW BAD MY EYE WAS BLEEDING, MUM SAID RUSH KEETAH OUT TO THE VET A.S.A.P! THEY CALLED TO BE CERTAIN THE VET WAS THERE & DAD RUSHED ME OUT. MOMMY WAS SO UPSET THAT SHE HAD TO BE AT WORK BECAUSE SHE WANTED TO BE WITH ME!!
AFTER A THOROUGH EXAM, THE VET DETERMINED THAT THE FLAP OF "SKIN" MOM HAD SEEN WAS ACTUALLY MY LENS!
I WAS ALREADY BLIND IN MY EYE!
THE DOC SAID IT WAS VERY INFECTED & NEEDED TO BE REMOVED. SO HE SENT ME HOME WITH PENICILLIN AND AFTER SEVERAL DAYS OF MEDS, IT WAS THE DAY OF THE SURGERY.
THAT WAS YESTERDAY!
DAD TOOK ME TO THE VETS AT 7:30 A.M. WEDNESDAY MORNING AND AFTER MORE PENICILLIN, I WAS ANESTHETISED AND OPERATED ON!
THE VET WAS ALARMED BY THE HUGE AMOUNT OF INFECTION BEHIND MY EYEBALL AND GAVE ME 3 SHOTS OF PENICILLIN THROUGHOUT THAT DAY. HE ALSO CLEANED MY TEETH. BY 5:00 P.M. DAD GOT TO COME & GET ME AND ALTHOUGH I WAS VERY GROGGY, I WAS SURE HAPPY TO GO HOME.
I ENJOYED THE RIDE AND DAD PULLED UP TO WHERE MUM WORKS SO SHE COULD COME OUT & SEE ME BEFORE HE TOOK ME HOME.
I HEARD MOMMY'S VOICE & OPENED MY GOOD EYE AND MADE A LITTLE MEWLING SOUND AND MOMMY GENTLY STROKED ME AND SAID SHE LOVED ME & SHE WOULD BE HOME AT 6 AND BABY ME. SHE HAD TEARS IN HER EYES.
WHEN MOMMY GOT HOME I WAS SNUGGLED UP TO TOMMY BUT WANTED MOMMY SO I CAREFULLY WALKED OUT TO USE MY LITTER BOX FIRST AND TRIED HAVING A NIBBLE OF FOOD AND A SIP OF WATER, WHICH I PROMPTLY PUKED. I TRIED A FEW MORE TIMES THROUGHOUT THE EVENING TO EAT & COULDN'T KEEP IT DOWN BUT 4TH TRY WAS A CHARM! MOMMY GOT ME MY VERY FAVE FOOD AND I ATE ABOUT A SPOONFUL AND SIPPED SOME DELISH BOTTLED WATER AND OOOH YUMMY IT STAYED PUT AND I CUDDLED UP ON MOMMY'S LAP & TOOK A LONG NAP. MUM SAYS I SNORED! GOOD GRIEF!
IT'S OBVIOUS THAT I HAVE BEEN BLIND IN MY LEFT EYE FOR A WHILE NOW BECAUSE I'VE ALREADY ADJUSTED TO NOT HAVING IT AND AM ABLE TO GAUGE DISTANCE AND HEIGHT.
EVERYONE WAS AFRAID I'D FALL AFTER THE SURGERY BUT I SURPRISED EVERYONE!
THERE ARE STITCHES HOLDING MY EYE SHUT AND THEY ARE VERY UNCOMFORTABLE BUT THE PAIN AND INFECTION THAT WERE MAKING ME SO SICK ARE LOTS BETTER. IT'S HORRIBLE TO LOSE AN EYE BUT I AM DEALING WITH IT WITH DIGNITY AND GRACE. I WILL BE TAKING ANTIBIOTIC CAPSULES HIDDEN IN LIVER, MY FAVE FOOD...WHETHER OR NOT I'LL ACTUALLY EAT THEM IS UNCERTAIN. I DON'T LIKE TO BE TRICKED BUT I KNOW IT'S FOR MY OWN GOOD AND I SURE DON'T WANT ANY MORE INJECTIONS!
I'M GLAD IT'S OVER AND TODAY I AM JUST RESTING AND GETTING MY STRENGTH BACK...AND SOON, MY VIVACIOUS SELF WILL RE-EMERGE! I HAVE BEEN SO REMOTE, DETATCHED AND HIDDEN AWAY WHILE I'VE BEEN SO SICK. I LOST LOTS OF WEIGHT TOO. EVERYONE TELLS ME I AM AWFULLY FULL OF HISS & VINEGAR, AND THAT I WILL GET THAT BACK SOON TOO, WHATEVER THAT MEANS! MOL!
LAST NIGHT I SLEPT WITH MOMMY AND SHE AWAKENED THIS MORNING WITH A TERRIBLE CRICK IN HER NECK & SHOULDER CUZ SHE DIDN'T WANT TO MOVE IN BED FOR FEAR OF DISTURBING ME. MOMMY SAID THERE WERE LOTS AND LOTS OF PEOPLE PRAYING FOR ME AND THAT MADE ME SO HAPPY.
I'M POSTING PHOTOS OF MY EYE BEFORE THE SURGERY AND IN A FEW DAYS I WILL HAVE SOME THAT SHOW THE NEW ME, SANS RIGHT EYE.
AM I STILL BEAUTIFUL? I'M SO AFRAID I WILL BE UGLY AND GROTESQUE NOW...I AM FEELING SO SAD ABOUT MY APPEARANCE. I'VE ALWAYS TAKEN SUCH GOOD CARE OF MY GROOMING.
TOMMY & MUM HAVE BOTH FRESHENED ME UP WITH LOVELY SCENTED WASHCLOTHS AND HAVE BRUSHED ME A LOT. THAT MAKES ME FEEL A LITTLE BETTER ABOUT MYSELF...I SO LOATHE LOOKING DISHEVELED AND I HAVE DEFINITELY LOOKED DISHEVELED SINCE I'VE BEEN ILL. MOMMY SAID THAT NOW I WILL FILL OUT AND RECOVER THE SHEEN IN MY ONCE LUSTROUS TRESSES. I HOPE SO....BUT MORE THAN ANYTHING, THIS ORDEAL HAS SHOWN ME JUST HOW THOROUGHLY I AM LOVED AND THAT FEELS BETTER THAN ANYTHING!!!
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MY EYE IS STILL BAD LOOKING AND OOZING BUT NOT BLEEDING LIKE IT WAS. I KEEP SCRATCHING IT AND RE-OPEN THE WOUND BUT OYY IT ITCHES! MUMMY DARLING HAS HOTPACKED IT MANY TIMES WITH WET CLOTHS...THEN SHE ADDS OLIVE OIL & HOTPACKS IT AGAIN AND IT'S DEF HELPING THE ITCHING, NOW SCABS AREN'T FORMING EITHER. HOWEVER...THE VET WILL STILL BE COMING TO HAVE A LOOK AT MY EYE AND I SUPPOSE MORE EYEDROPS WILL BE FORTHCOMING. I LOATHE AND DESPISE THE APPLICATION OF THOSE DROPS! THEY FEEL GREAT BUT I'LL NEVER ADMIT IT! IT'S INFURIATINGLY UNDIGNIFIED TO BE FORCED TO SUBMIT TO THE APPLICATION OF THE DROPS!!!! MIZ KEETAH IS ANGRY AND PERHAPS I SHALL CAUSE A BIT OF BLOODSHED THE NEXT TIME! MOL!! I HAVE HAD NO ROOM SERVICE IN AGES, NO CROISSANTS, NO FUNNEL CAKES....TIME TO START CRACKING THAT WHIPPING TAIL AND ENFORCING MY WILL!
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