Diary of a Ruddy Aby

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A Very Special Week

August 31st 2013 3:53 am
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Oh My Catness! First, good news at the vet, then diary pick, THEN Diary of the Day with my picture on the Catster community page! But, the very best thing is hearing from all my wonderful furriends, you'all are just pawsome kitties!
I apologize for being late with my thanks as my transcriber has been under the weather, Momcatt aggravated an old shoulder injury over the summer doing a lot of painting and gardening. The human doc gave her a shot that did not agree with her-poor Momcatt did not feel well for several days. We kitties gave her special attention and she's better now.

Special purrs to all my friends.
Love, Gentleman Jack



August 28th 2013 11:21 am
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OMC! This week has been pawsome. First, there was good news at the vet! I thought it would take me at least a couple of months again to have a normal blood sugar and now I'M a diary pick of the day!
Life is good :) and I am so blessed with all my wonderful Catster furriends.
Love, Gentleman Jack


Thank goodness! Good news today.

August 26th 2013 9:01 am
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Dad took me down to Dr. Prince this morning. We were hoping my blood sugar of 412 last week would come down some or at least not go up. Great news, my reading was 140! Purrfectly in the normal range! I'm to stay on 3 units of insulin,2 X day, and go back next week. I'm feeling much better overall and the lung problem I was starting last week has completely cleared up.
Thank you my furriends for all your purrs/prayers, angel dust and good wishes, knowing you'all were thinking about me has helped me get better.
Love, Gentleman Jack


Purrayers do help!

August 21st 2013 4:07 pm
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My sweet friends, all those good wishes and purrs/purayers have made me feel so loved by you'all. I can feel the warm glow and energy coming from all over the country and world wide helping me feel better.
I've had 48 hours back on insulin and I am feeling better-I'm still too thirsty and a bit restless, like last Fall when this started it will take a while to regulate my dose. We have an appointment Monday with Dr. P and will see where we stand.
Peaceful purrs from Gentleman Jack and Momcatt, Jenny


Not good news today.

August 19th 2013 10:43 am
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I had to return to the vet today. I just have not felt very good for several days. Mom has noticed me drinking more and the litter box is wetter.
The news was not that surprising as I'm a year older than when my diabetes was diagnosed. I've had 8 months off insulin. Today my blood sugar was 412, way to high. So, Dr. Prince has put me back on insulin twice a day. I'm just glad I'll feel better soon and since I did well before on insulin I should do well this time. I'm also starting to develop a lung problem and got meds for that.
I'm going to take a nice nap now, I'm tired from the trip, asking healing purrs from all my sweet furriends.
Hugs from Gentleman Jack


Eleven Years Ago

August 5th 2013 10:43 am
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My Gotcha day was eleven whole years ago, it seems like just yesterday. It was a brutally hot Alabama summer day. I was 5 months old and ready to go to my furrever home. I was born in a cattery in Huntsville, AL, so I'm a "Rocket City Kitty" :) I actually started life in the home of a rocket scientist who loved Abyssinians!
I've had a wonderful life with pawrents who love me dearly and I've been a happy kitty.
Thank you my furriends who sent me catgratulations on my Gotcha Day.
Hugs, Gentleman Jack


Carriers ready....

April 11th 2013 9:22 am
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Mom went with her friend for a nice long walk this morning, on the paved bike trail here....SAW a SNAKE ugggggg, but otherwise a beautiful spring morning. It's now cooling off and dark clouds are moving in. According to the weather forecast, SOMETHING is on it's way, severe thunderstorms, hail and possible tornadoes. Mom has all our carriers ready, wish we had a basement but the most interior spot in the house will have to do.
Stay safe everyone.
Hugs, GJ


Things that make an Aby happy in the Springtime

April 8th 2013 8:21 am
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Greystone, a Tennessee kitty furriend, has tagged me and asked me to tell what makes me happy in the springtime. It's taken me a few days to write as Mom has been sad after losing her good friend last week.
What makes me happy....
Generally, I try to take joy in each day, I especially do this after my health scare last year.
In the Springtime I love watching the birdies return, there were dozens of robins in the yard a couple weeks ago-a harbinger of Spring.
Yesterday, it was warm enough for me to go out on the screened porch for the first time this year and I had a puddle of sunshine to enjoy in the afternoon.
I love the fresh mountain air when when the windows are open.
I like to watch Mom work outside, she enjoys this.
I like to laugh when Mom startles the resident black snake and screeches, hehehehe,it resides in the back corner by the garden. Mom has made peace with it as it is territorial and helps keep venomous snakes away. Mom has learned to use a rake when moving straw,mulch etc.
Spring is a beautiful time of year, everyone enjoy.
Love, Jack


End of Winter, Beginning of Spring

April 5th 2013 4:13 pm
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It is the end of winter here on the mountain and the beginning of spring, daffodils blooming, trees budding out and life goes on.
Mom lost another good friend this week, C. had struggled and fought the good fight for 3 years against that insidious disease, cancer. Mom loves a poem Dad wrote long ago; "The Spring I didn't see is the one I miss the most." C. was a lover of the outdoors, beautiful flowers and took joy in life. She will be greatly missed.
Life goes on, Mom and Dad are going to a Celtic Fair tomorrow and are going by the garden center to buy mountain laurel to plant as a memorial.
Hugs and purrs from GJ


My 11th Birthday, didn't get Zealies...

March 26th 2013 3:18 pm
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Thanks to all who sent me birthday greetings and zealies. Catster was having problems this morning. Mom got notification in her email but the zealies did not appear on my page. Catster had the problem corrected later in the day but I'm disappointed that I can't see a lot of them and read your notes.
But, I appreciate all your good wishes and I've had a peaceful day snuggling in my bed on this cold snowy day.
Best purrs from Gentleman Jack

From Jack's Mom, Catster responded promptly when we contacted HG and also said they will refund any zealies that didn't go through.
Also, with Jack so sick last fall, we're especially happy to be celebrating his 11th birthday and seeing him feeling so well.

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