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A Cat's Will

May 3rd 2012 5:40 pm
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We found this on our buddy Tigger's page. Dad had to deal with the death of his parent's kitty and with my own health ... well it struck a cord so we're sharing it here.

A Cat's Will

Before humans die, they write their last Will & Testament, giving their home
and all they have to those they leave behind. If, with my paws, I could do
the same, this is what I'd ask...

To a poor and lonely stray I'd give:

- My happy home.
- My bowl & cozy bed, soft pillows and all my toys.
- The lap, which I loved so much.
- The hand that stroked my fur & the sweet voice which spoke my name.

I'd Will to the sad, scared shelter cat, the place I had in my human's
loving heart, of which there seemed no bounds.

So when I die, please do not say, "I will never have a pet again, for the
loss and pain is more than I can stand."

Instead, go find an unloved cat, one whose life has held no joy or home and
give MY place to HIM.

This is the only thing I can give -- The love I leave behind.


Vet Update

May 3rd 2012 5:39 pm
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I went to the vet last weekend. I gained 5 oz putting me on the plus side of 9 lbs. They also took some blood. I'm OK there so we're going to keep doing what we're doing and hope for the best. Dad's trying to get me to eat more. My prescription for the appetite stimulant is about done (thank catness). Just one more day, except I still need to take 3 pills tonight plus my insulin. I found that I'll eat more food if Dad sprinkles kitty treats on top of it. Is anyone else that finiky? Dad's afraid I may not have much longer. My illness has left me anemic and I don't play as much as before. I'm still happy and purr for him most of the time, but I spent a lot of time lounging nearby. I guess I'm just getting old. Maybe if I can get some weight and muscle back I'll have the energy to wrestle with Lena again.


Hey come back here!

April 19th 2012 6:14 pm
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You know those 4oz I said I gained? Well they ran away and took two more with them! :( I'm down to 8lbs 14oz. Dad thinks it's because I went to the vet last time with a full tummy which offset the scales. Tonight we went right when he got home and I was starving. So I'm going back on the stimulant and the bathroom all in the hopes I'll eat more. No one quite knows what's wrong except I don't care much for the gourmet food anymore. I Smithwicked it down for a while, now I turn my nose up at it and I'm back on the previous cat food I liked ... kind of. I'm in the bathroom now and not too keen on eating more of what I just got. The only thing I will always eat are kitty treats.


Nom nom nom!

April 7th 2012 3:30 pm
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Well Thursday morning I tried to lick Dad's oatmeal bowl clean. I hadn't been eating much and I was pretty hungry. Dad got really worried since oatmeal isn't a natural cat food. So after work he got me some yummy gourmet cat food in those little cans and put me in the half-bathroom to eat. What a huge difference that made! I was eating a lot. I went through about 5 of the 6 cans he initially bought (the rest was eaten by my sisters). This morning I went to the vet for a weigh-in and I had gained 4 ounces!! Dad went to get more food and I've learned that there's yummy food in the bathroom now where I can eat in peace. Pepi is not allowed in so she can't bug me or try to chase me away while I'm eating. This is great!

Thanks so much for your thoughts and gifts. Have a happy Easter!



March 28th 2012 8:25 pm
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I'm one of the diaries of the day! Hooray! I got some nice prezzies. I got a ribbon and some shrimp (yummy) and a rabbit (a little too rich for me but still yummy) and a bug for Lena! Daddy thinks he might have found a food that I'll eat and it's not the kind with gravy. But he only had one can so we'll have to wait for the weekend until he can get more. But I still have other foods to try plus the dry food too. The vet is closed early this week so I won't get my medicine until Saturday. But that's OK. I'm doing a little better now.

Thanks again everyone!

PS Dad's Mom is still sad about Wally. She really misses him. I offered to mail her Pepi but she said it was OK. Pepi isn't much of a cuddler and I understand there's more noise at their house than here. Pepi would hate that. She's too high strung.


Wally is gone and my vet report

March 23rd 2012 2:12 pm
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Wally went to the bridge today. Dad's parents thought he was doing better in the morning and thought to wait until Monday but they were convinced by friends that despite appearances he was still in pain. He passed about 1pm CST. It's so hard to notice little changes every day and too easy to fool yourself into thinking it's better. That happened to us just now.

You see I lost 8oz since mid-January. Dad thought I was at least maintaining my weight but that's not the case. The vet took some blood and they're running tests to see if I need to change my meds. Dad also thinks I may need a hunger stimulant because I just lick up the gravy in my canned cat food and leave the food part behind. (Hey if you humans had the choice, you'd eat nothing but this iced cream Dad sometimes buys for himself so don't judge me MOL.) I didn't get my vacsinations but apart from that and a little dehydration, I'm doing well. Just a problem that needs to be taken care of. And soon I hope.


Wally is Going to the Rainbow Bridge Tomorrow

March 22nd 2012 6:50 pm
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We got the news tonight. Wally, my Dad's parents' cat, was confirmed as having FIP and had been getting worse quickly. Anyone who has seen what FIP does to a cat knows what we mean. They're taking him to the vet tomorrow to go to sleep and be free of the pain. Daddy asked if they wanted him to come but they'd rather he remember Wally as he was before he got sick. It's probably for the best. And the appointment is in the morning so even if he did go, it wouldn't get there in time. They're going to ask about donating his body for science but it may not happen.

Please send purrs for a peaceful crossing and you angel kitties who read my blog, please welcome him. He wasn't a Catster kitty but he was very sweet and loving to everyone.


Sad, sad horrible news

March 19th 2012 5:28 pm
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Dad calls his parents every Monday. Tonight they told him their kitty, Wally, came down with FIP recently and we're all very sad. Wally is a very friendly cat who loved everyone and let anyone pick him up and pet him. He's very loving and loyal to his Momma (Dad's mom) and wants to be near her. Everything was fine last week then suddenly this... The scary thing is that Wallers is 13 years old. We thought FIP was a kitten's disease but the vet says it was dormant in him his whole life, he might have gotten it from his mother in the womb. Wally has a great life with a loving home and lots of attention. He couldn't have had it better.

Right now Dad is still in upset about this. His parents adopted Wally and another kitty, Gus, about the time he moved out here to Chicagoland. Don't worry about Gus. Vet says he's probably safe but he's getting checked anyway.

FIP is terminal and there's no treatment. All we can do for Wally is make him comfortable until the end. We miss him already.


Delilah got adopted!

February 25th 2012 7:16 am
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My Valentine, Delilah got adopted last week! That's super news. Her foster brother, CK, misses her but that can't be helped unfortunately. We wish her and CK the best and purr that everything works out.

I'm doing fine. I'm eating but using the litter box a lot. Daddy will have to speak with the vet about that when the girls go in for their annual check up. (Shhhh don't tell them. I want them to be surprised!)



February 5th 2012 6:02 pm
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Wow! This cute kitty named Delilah wants me to be her Valentine! Sure! And guess what, she's still available. Her family had to give her up through no fault of their own and now she's a foster who needs a furever home. She lives in NYC on the island so if anycat has a human who knows a human who needs a special kitty, let her know! Spread the word and help give my Valentine the best present ever!

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