April 30th 2009 11:04 pm
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Last night after meowmy was finished of working, she stopped by the Vet's to pick up our beloved Kashmere's ashes. As soon as she walked in the door, she was holding a white box closely to her chest. She then told all of us that Kashmere is now home to stay. We could see the tears in her eyes as she went upstairs to remove Kashmere's Cherry wood Urn from the white outer box. Mom opened her Urn and placed a cute little pink mousie along with a purrty pink sachet which contained a clipping of Kashmere's fur. She then closed and locked the Urn, followed by a gentle kiss before placing it on the bedroom bureau next to Picasso.
We all miss Kashmere purrry much but we know that she is now a beautiful angel with our brother, Picasso. Mom is still hurting deeply and will be fur a long time but we're glad that she has felt some closure after bringing home her little girl. We would all like to thank you again fur your love, purrrs and purrayers during this time of sorrow and devastated.
April 22nd 2009 9:43 pm
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Late last night at 11:45, our beloved sister, Kashmere made her journey into Heaven. Mom was chatting with auntie Joann (Patchez mom) and discussing how she just finished Kashmere's Birthday pages with Hello Kitty. About 5 minutes later, meowmy heard a horrible intense moan so she told Joann that she'd call her back, thinking that one of us must have been having a kitty disagreement. As mom approached the second level of stairs, she saw Kashmere having convulsions and ran to her. She tried to administer CPR but at that point, it was too late. Kashmere passed away purrry quickly in mom's arms. Mom them kept talking to her to please wake up even though there was no heart beat. She was in shock and couldn't believe what had happened. She held Kashmere for about 15 minutes, just rocking her hoping fur a miracle but unfortunately, that miracle was never answered. Mom then wrapped Kashmere is a white blankie with blue paw prints and placed her in a large box where she was kept in the cool garage until the morning when she would be taken to the vet. Mom got no sleep and hasn't eaten since 5:30 pm, last night. Today when mom had taken Kashmere to the vet, she asked to have an autopsy performed but since she was deceased fur more than 1-1/2 hours, it could not be done as the body collects bacteria and separates internally almost immediately. Later on when Dr Wray phoned, he explained about the deterioration and separation to meowmy to help her understand better. Since an animal is much smaller than a person, this process begins almost the time of death and invades the body more quickly. He also said that it sounds as though Kashmere had a clot which traveled to her brain and that's what caused the convulsions. Her dilated pupils also indicated that it was something neurological and that she was basically no longer with us. At this point, nothing could be done as it took her so suddenly. Kashy was already brain dead as Dr Wray explained. She has never been sick a day in her life and this is what makes it even more shocking. She may have had a clot as a kitten which suddenly traveled, causing her immediate passing. A blood clot is something that can not be diagnosed, especially if there isn't anything that gives indication such as with Kashmere. It can suddenly appear within and take a life within moments.
Kashmere is being privately cremated at the same Crematory as Picasso. She will be returning back home next week where she can rest next to her beloved brother. We would like to thank all of you fur all of your kind words, phone calls, gifties and rosettes. Mom would also like to thank each of you from the bottom of her heart and will get back to you when she is feeling a little stronger to do so.
Isis and family sent my brother, Cocoa a Birthday pawkage which arrived today but mom will take photos tomorrow. She just isn't up to much right now and we're doing our best to help her through this. Daddy is still at work (he's a safety supervisor) fur hazardous and can't leave without someone taking his place. Hopefully, he will be returning back home earlier than is planned. Unfortunately, there aren't many people who are licensed to do this job and he's responsible fur watching out fur his workers to keep them safe from hazardous duties. He has been calling meowmy often throughout the day to check up on her. Daddy will be with this pawticular job fur about another month or so (home on the weekends).
We love and miss you purrry much Kashmere and one day we will meet again and be together furever and ever... Kashmere made her journey to Heaven on my 14th Birthday (4/21/09). She would have been celebrating her 8th Birthday on May 1st and she loved "Hello Kitty!"
April 20th 2009 9:49 pm
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Our handsome brother, *COCOA* will be celebrating his 14th Birthday on Tuesday, April 21st and we are so proud to be sharing this special day with him. Cocoa is such a wonderful kitty and has been with meowmy fur 14 years. That's surely a long time together and we purray that he will have many more lovely Birthday's to share with us. As some of you may know, Cocoa was diagnosed with Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM) over 5 years ago and each and everyday that we have with him is a true blessing. Mom makes sure that he takes his medications daily and monitors his breathing just as she did with our beloved Picasso. Picasso had the same heart disease as Cocoa but Cassi's was at the advanced stages when he was diagnosed at 5-1/2 months. No matter what, Cardiomyopathy is a serious heart disease and should never be taken lightly. Our meowmy is terrific and we always know that we're in good hands with her, no matter how sick we are. Now, let's help Cocoa celebrate this special day. We have decided to make his theme POOH since that's his favorite character. Please feel free to stop by Cocoa's ALL DAY pawty and make this event memorable fur him... Thanks so much!
ALL DAY PAWTY:
(fur some odd reason, Cocoa's pawty link displays "Page Not Found")? I have no idea why it's saying this since it was working before. If this doesn't work fur you as well, please stop by the Forums page at the Party Time/Virtual Play Dates section.
April 18th 2009 10:45 am
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Holy cats, I can't believe that I'm today's DDP!!! When I signed onto the computer this morning, there was a message from Catster and well as from my auntie Hazel Lucy, informing me that I'm today's DDP *does happy dance* This was certainly a nice surprise. Mom is always so proud of us when we're honored, whether it's a small or a big one. An honor is an honor and that's something to always be proud of. I think I'll stroll over to Aria's home in the AT3 and we'll go fur a celebration stroll and then off to lunch fur some scrumptious crab cakes *gets GPS ready* By the way, did you see the new "Planet Earth Is Furever" giftie that Catster has added to the list? Wow, thanks Catster!!!
That's not all... meowmy also received a purrry nice surprise in the mail this morning and she was all excited as it was from Catster. She proceeded to open the envelope carefully and discovered that there was a lovely ladies Catster shirt and it was from my gorgeous girl, *ARIA & FAMILY* Mom can't wait to wear her new shirt and she'll be so proud, not only because it says "Catster" but it was from such a special family who she adores dearly. There were also Catster stickers and pins which mom thought was so cool! On the front of the shirt reads "Catster" and on the back reads "Here Kitty Ktty www.catster.com." We also received a nice thank you card from Aria, Bitta, Bubby, auntie Chris & auntie Sharon fur the Easter pressies that we sent them. Thanks purrrrry much auntie Chris and Family fur making meowmy's day so special.
Mom has decided that since her knee is still bothering her from that horrible fall the other night that she'll pass on walking the boardwalk and just have a delicious lunch with daddy at the Borgata Hotel/Casino. Actually, mom is under her hairdryer with these funny looking different colored thingies wrapped around her head. She kind of looks like she's from "another planet" right now *giggles* I wonder if that's why Catster has a new Earth giftie out now?
Sending a warm thank you to Catster fur choosing me, to all of you fur the pawsome catrats p-mails and to the following kitties fur the their catgrats gifties/rosettes: Isis & Fam (earth), Fido & Fam (birdie), Karisma & Fam (birdie), Gleek & Fam (tulips), Joy & Fam (lady buggie), Aria (blue ribbon)
April 17th 2009 1:52 pm
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Today, meowmy decided to take us strolling but not as long as we would have liked. This is actually our first stroll in 2009 and that makes it even more special. You see, last night, meowmy fell while leaving with her furiend from having dinner and she ended up cutting, scrapping and bruising her left knee and boy was she was feeling the pain after wards. Mom kept it elevated during the night as it has helped but is still quite sore and burning. She felt that since it was such a beautiful day today and has been pawmising us to go strolling, she chose to keep that pawmise. We went fur a little cruise up the street and around the cul-de-sac and then back home. All 6 of us Raggies had the pleasure of enjoying this beautiful thanks so meowmy and we all went separately, too! When she's feeling better (sinus infection and hurt knee) we'll go fur a longer stroll but fur now, this was fine. By the way, this is also Cannoli and Monte's first stroll ever and they seemed to have a fun and exciting time looking around and investigating their surroundings through the mesh. Thanks meowmy fur making our Friday so enjoyable... Daddy comes home tonight fur the weekend and we can't wait to see him *chases tail*
Tomorrow is going to be warmer so I think meowmy and daddy will be making plans to have lunch down the shore and even take a little stroll on the boardwalk. Sounds like a good plan to me, providing that mom's knee is feeling up to it. If not, than a yummmy lunch will still be part of their plans.
April 16th 2009 1:07 pm
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This morning was my vet appointment along with Kashmere and I did purry well. Actually, there was a moment when I had a Jaspurr-tude and starting making growling and snorting noises at Dr Wray. He began laughing and said that he must own the clinic MOL! When he first examined me, he held my face softly in his hands and stared making a "hummmm" noise. Mom got a little worried until he said to the tech "look how gorgeous he is!" See mom, he was just admiring me handsome looks and there was nothing to worry about. I received my Distemper shot but not the rabies this time since the 3 year is still good.
As fur Kashmere, she did well and just fell in love with the nice vet tech girl. Kashmere jumped onto the counter and began rubbing a purrring against her hand while she was trying to write. When it came to lifting up Kashmere's tail to check her bum, she wasn't happy and began to squeaky meowm just like a little mousie and held her tail inward. Dr. Wray then said "I know kitten... it's embarrassing huh!" He did tell that she's a purrty girl. We all love Dr. Wray so much and always feel comfortable with him. Yes, sometimes I get my typical Jaspurr-tude but hey, it doesn't last long.
Mom is still feeling a little tired due to her Sinus Infection so I think that we'll make strolling wither tomorrow or Saturday since it's going to be nice out as well.
By the way, the photos of us at the vet didn't turn out super great because mom didn't want to lug her professional DSLR camera to the vet so she used the Canon SD400 point & shoot. As you may recall, she dropped and broke the Canon SD880 IS a few months ago and that's when she decided to go with the DSLR. The one we used today is only a 5.0 megapixel, but it did the job. Thankfully, it was also compatible with our Windows Vista so we're now making this one our "vet camera."
Last night we have learned that our dear and special furiend, *MUPPET* was diagnosed with a brain tumor and unfortunately, there doesn't seem to be much that they can do at this point but that doesn't mean we're giving up hope *wipes eyes* Mom was devastated when she learned of this sad news and decided to go to bed earlier than usual. Mom is also not feeling well, due to a bad sinus infection so she's taking several antibiotics fur 10 days. My pawrents met Muppet and her meowmy, Cheryl last year in Las Vegas while Muppet was visiting a specialist fur her ear. It was such a nice meeting and my parents are honored to have met such a wonderful family.
Please keep Muppet and her meowmy in your purrrs and purrayers during this sad and difficult time. We love you Muppet and auntie Cheryl and always know that we're here fur you.
April 13th 2009 9:24 am
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This morning, I overheard meowmy talking with the girl from Dr Wray's office and she was making an appointment fur Kashmere and me on Thursday. I have to go in fur my 2 yr rabies shot and distemper this visit. As fur Miss Kashmere, she hates the vet and will roll in a tight little ball. Dr Wray and the vet tech will then unroll her to give the exam and shot (s). She has always been a purrrry shy and skittish girl since mom brought her home the purrry first day from the Shelter and she has never seemed to outgrow it. Kashy is friendly to meowmy and daddy and will walk up to them fur pets and snuggles but that's about it and of course, when she's in the mood. Anybody else, she'll hide and stay out of sight fur hours. Now when you're talking about me... I love going to the vet and seeing all those purrty girls at the desk. They make such a big deal out of me while passing me around, giving me lots of lovies and kissies. Hummm, kinda like I'm a Casanova or something. I better let them know that I have a beautiful girl named Bitta at home waiting fur me and that I'm totally off limits *giggles*
Mom isn't sure if she's going to take photos because all she has now is the professional DSLR camera which is kind of large. After her Canon Point & Shoot dropped and something happened to the extended lens, she decided to go out and get a DSLR instead. She'll have to think that one over?
Hope all had a wonderful Easter and didn't eat too much ham. Mom isn't feeling so great since she does have a sinus infection now. Those are never fun to have and are purrry painful in the nasal and eye area. Unfortunately, she has a few things to do today but plans on making it as brief as pawsible. By the way, our daddy left fur New York this morning and we're already missing him.
April 10th 2009 7:53 am
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Well, before we know it, Easter Sunday will be here in just a few days. Meowmy and daddy are planning on going to dad's niece's fur dinner, after all. Daddy is gone all week and is only home fur the weekends and most likely, this pawticular job will last another month or so. Hopefully, they won't call him back to Alaska but if they do, than there really isn't anything we can do. We have meowmy to take wonderful care of us, although we would miss our daddy purrry much! "Let's cross that bridge if and when we come to it" as meowmy would say.
Make sure that you leave plenty of fresh carrots fur the Easter bunny along with a little Easter note or card. I know that he'll appreciate it and leave you something special as well. We decided to do our diaries a few days earlier since we may not be on as much on Easter Sunday. Our thoughts will also be with our beloved Picasso as he will be remembered and missed this Easter Holiday. We're sure that he'll have a wonderful Easter celebration with his angel furiends in Heaven.
I would like to send a warm thank you to the following kitties who have been so thoughtful to send my family and me gifties & rosettes on my page. May each of you a Happy & Blessed Easter and Spring as well!
Thank you kindly fur your Easter Wishes: Aria (basket), Sammie & Taylee (eggie), Pandora & Fam (eggie).
April 9th 2009 4:22 pm
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Today meowmy was all excited when she brought in the mail because there were 3 cards addressed to Snowmitts, Kashmere and me and they were from our sweethearts. When we opened the envelopes, there were Easter cards enclosed and each one has a photo of our little darling bunnies, our sweetie pies...
On the front of my card is a purrty photo of my girl, *ARIA* sitting next to a purple fluffy bear and a photo frame of me that I had given to her. Awwww, that's so cute! She is also wearing the purple dress from you know who??? Enclosed was a beautiful message and this is what it reads...
Front: "HAPPY EASTER, JASPURR!"
Inside: "DARLING JASPURR,
I AM HOPPING DOWN THE BUNNY TRAIL TO WISH YOU A JOYFUL EASTER. MAY YOUR DAY BE AS EGG-STRA SPECIAL AS YOU ARE TO ME.
HIPPITY, HOPPITY, HAPPY EASTER TO YOU AND YOUR PAWSOME FAMILY!
ALL MEOW LOVE,
Isn't that the sweetest most thoughtful card you have ever read! I know it is fur me and I love my girl more than the Easter bunny has eggs! Thanks again Aria fur making my Easter EGG-stra hoppity special, just like you... *blows smoochies*
April 6th 2009 11:28 pm
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Today was such a horrible day as it rained purrry heavily fur most of the day... This morning it even disturbed us as it was falling against the skylights in the living room. Mom had to take some Easter pawkages to the post office today and there is one thing that she hates is drying in severe weather.
Daddy left fur New York this morning at about 3:15 am. We had a nice weekend with him and look forward to seeing him again when he returns back home On Friday. Mom isn't quite sure if she's going to make a Spiral ham with a delicious Praline glaze fur Easter dinner or if they are going to daddy's niece's? Mom will leave it up to daddy this time so maybe they will go to his niece's. It wouldn't matter to mom since she doesn't mind cooking... actually that is one thing that she enjoys. If they do decide to go to his niece's than mom will make the ham one day that week fur dinner here at home! Of course, that include would include homemade garlic mashed potatoes, baby asparagus and maybe even broccoli rabe! We'll pass on the potatoes and greens though *giggles*
Have you checked out our new photos today? Meowmy took pictures of us wearing our GO ORANGE shirt to help support the ASPCA. Just in case some of you are unaware, April is "GO ORANGE" month fur the ASPCA and wearing orange shows supports to help prevent Animal Cruelty. Mom also wears an orange ribbon during the month of April. This is one of the organizations that she has donated fur many years along with several others.
Mom also took photos of us wearing our formal black and white bow tie fur Easter on Sunday. Some of us will be having dinner with our sweethearts while the others will be spending it with meowmy & daddy...
Well, time fur beddie pie because mom has to go to work tomorrow so she needs to get her beauty rest.
**** On Easter Day, we will be mentioning each kitty that gave us Easter rosettes & gifties to help celebrate the Holiday. Since we don't update our pages everyday we aren't able to thank you in our diaries and that's why we chose to do so on Sunday... Thanks again to all of you who have been so thoughtful and giving ****
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