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So Thankful for Life

August 1st 2013 7:21 am
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Dear Diary
Wow time sure flies fast! This Saturday will already be the second anniversary of Meowmy saving my life once again.

I just about lost my life due to crystals. The vet wanted $500.00 cash before she would even help me. Meowmy only had $100.00 and was crying and the vet didn’t care, she even had my paw shaved, ready for the needle and she told Meowmy that she wouldn’t allow Meowmy to take me out of there!!

I wasn’t in any pain, but you can read all about that sad event in my past entries.

The one big thing we learned I shouldn’t eat hard food, only the soft medicated stuff. I love it now and Meowmy even adds water to it, too. We thought about trying some other stuff friends mentioned, but I have gone thru this situation twice and after the last big scare we just won’t take the chance. A couple of months ago I was on meds for over a week, symptoms starting up. I now have a wonderful caring vet that works with us and lets us charge as needed. That’s the way it should be!!

I’m not sure what one would call this, second chance on life, but whatever its called we sure are thankful and grateful .

This is Friday’s Meowmy: When we were going thru this sad situation a couple of years ago, we weren’t on Catster all that much but I do remember getting onto a puter to write about the ordeal and being able to read the support from fellow Catster members helped me so much. I will never forget the love and support we get from Catster and so appreciate it. THANK YOU!!!

We know of other kibbies who have had to leave for Rainbow Bridge due to crystals. Its one of the saddest situations. Friday has always shown symptoms where at least he has been able to get treated before it became too late, and for this I am thankful. Others have not been so fortuanet and my heart goes out to them. This is one of the reasons why Fridays diet stays the way it is. It may cost lots, but Friday is my baby and he is worth every penny I spend on his special food. I can always cut something out of my life for any of my furbabies to have something for them.

I remember this guy in town had heard I had sold my car to pay that vet to help Friday and this guy said I was stupid to do that. I listend to his talk, how he had a $300.00 limit for a vet bill, and if it cost more than that, well then the animal would get put down, and an older woman whom I thought was my friend agreed with him!! All I can say is everyone has their opinion on how much they can spend on an animal. Personally my furbabies come first and I have no limit. I will do what it takes. I believe a furbaby will let us know when their time has come, and by no means was it Fridays time. I sat on my back steps crying and crying, and I was all by myself, no one was there to help me. But I had made a promise to Buddy while he was dying that I would love and take care of Friday for him and I kept that promise!!

Today Friday is eight years old and just the smartest, cutest kibbie ever~he is so smart, he will go running in front of me, into the room where his personal box is kept, to urinate in the box so I can hear and see how much he has done!! I always tell him, It’s music to Meowmy’s ears Friday!!

I also make sure Friday does not gain too much weight, overweight males seem to have this problem a little more, too.
So, you see, the 3rd of August will always be a very important day in our lives ~ just not sure what to call it ~all I know is that I am so thankful for God helping us and watching over Friday.

Purred by: Platelicker ♥ DB#69 (Catster Member)

August 1st 2013 at 8:18 am

((Friday)) ♥

Purred by: Gleek (Catster Member)

August 1st 2013 at 8:57 am

That Crystal chick is one bad gal, but we're glad you're doing good. I've had her visit me numerous times, and I'm also only eating wet food. Dry food can be a real problem for cats, so stay off of it, Friday! Keeping you in our purrs!
Purred by: Henry (Catster Member)

August 1st 2013 at 10:34 am

Due to old age and bad hygene I'm on wet food too! But due to all the stories my meowmy has heard about crystals she really doesn't like me to have dry food either..So happy you're still here being silly and having fun with your loving meowmy!!
HUgs Lurvs King Henry
Purred by: Zeke Mama's Loving Angel (Catster Member)

August 1st 2013 at 1:49 pm

thank you for sharing and loving Friday our sweet friend so much that you didn't give up on him....Mom is just glad you found another vet that cared enough...too many just don't care! sounds like she was more into the money than helping your sweet boy.

We learned a long time ago with our Tallulah that dry food is bad, one reason is a lot of cats don't drink enough water and if they get nothing but dry it can cause them problems...Mine do get dry, but very limited they eat mostly wet food and I pay a lot for their food...guess I am crazy!

I think a lot of us here feel the same as you, we would do anything for our sweet babies...and the support and love here is awesome...know we are always here for you and we are glad you share this with us.

We think they should have a day to celebrate kitties second changes because so many of us have gotten second changes because of our families love...

Zeke and Mom
Purred by: Ben, Angel Dreamboat,#39-1987- (Catster Member)

August 1st 2013 at 9:30 pm

My Ben had crystals and it was expensive but he was worth more than you know. He was on the food and it happened again, another bill of 500. It never happened again. At eleven, he had a hyperthyroid, radiation treatment was 1000. Then, at thirteen, he got diabetes....We called him our cat around the world because his vet costs were that. When you have a special cat, all of them are special, you treat them as one of the family.
Friday, give your family kisses...You are one lucky cat as our Ben was.
He lived until he was sixteen years old....
Purred by: Tiger (Catster Member)

August 1st 2013 at 9:47 pm

That's an incredible story. Friday, your Mommy loves you so much! I don't understand how anyone could put a financial limit on their pet's life. My Mommy has spent a lot of money on all of us babies, because we are her babies.

Enjoy tgis day, because it is special. Friday sure deserved a second chance. He is lucky to have you. I know you watch him so carefully. I hope Friday continues to be healthy for many years.

Tiger and Mommy Dawn
Purred by: Tiger (Catster Member)

August 1st 2013 at 9:48 pm

That's an incredible story. Friday, your Mommy loves you so much! I don't understand how anyone could put a financial limit on their pet's life. My Mommy has spent a lot of money on all of us babies, because we are her babies.

Enjoy tgis day, because it is special. Friday sure deserved a second chance. He is lucky to have you. I know you watch him so carefully. I hope Friday continues to be healthy for many years.

Tiger and Mommy Dawn
Purred by: ♥ Jezebel RIP ♥ (Catster Member)

August 2nd 2013 at 2:03 am

My little brofur, Maurice, had problems with crystals too - they are no fun!
Purred by: ♥Friday DB #170♥ (Catster Member)

August 2nd 2013 at 6:50 am

Thank you all so much for taking the time and reading this long entry. I celebrate today and every day ~ but can never ever forget the day I almost lost him!!~I fought and argued with the vet. If your ever interested in the entire story, go back to the entry for August/11.

I agree with all of you, here at Catster we love and support one another and understand there is no limit to what we will do for our furbabies.

I just want to honor the day Friday got to live longer and also to let anyone who may be or will be going thru something like this to just scoop up your baby and ran with them to another vet. there are vet's out there with caring hearts that will work with you!!

Thank you all once again for reading, commenting and the gifts sent to my Friday ~ I love him sooo much and want him to have a long long life!!
Purred by: MILO BLUE EYES DB#73 (Catster Member)

August 3rd 2013 at 7:24 pm

Efuryday is so spawcial wif us kitties 'n our meowmy's. Dear Friday, my dear furiend, Ur mom is so right~! Dere iz no price cap on us furr babies~!!!! Mom sez her would beg, borrow, do whatefur it would take to keep me healthy coz I am her best furiend 'n be by her side always. Some Vets, like some Doctors r jus' in it all fur money, but some, 'n we know, r dere coz dey love kitties in dere hearts. We got a purrfect Vet Doc here. Sure hope we can find one as good once we are moved.

I know how much you love Friday, Mary. I know. because I feel the exact same about Milo. He's my friend, my companion 'n my best friend and the wonderful thing about that is he knows it too. No there is no cap out on veterinarian bills just to keep my baby healthy and alive. I am with you girlfriend.

Milo 'n Mommy Kathy
Purred by: Phantom -- Dreamboat # 113 (Catster Member)

August 7th 2013 at 2:38 am

We agree with all the others that you can't set a limit on what to spend to take care of our babies and we are so happy you fought for him and he is still here to celebrate with you. Such a handsome fellow and he deserved the chance you gave him and will give love forever because of that.

Purrs and continued strength to you mom and love to Friday.

Phantom, Spice and angel Patches
Purred by: Oreo ♥ ♥ (Catster Member)

August 7th 2013 at 8:30 am

4 out of 7 of us had crystals, 3 of whom had stones!! It is awful isn't it! Tigger and I had to have surgery, and Odie managed to get hers dissolved with special food.
You and your mom have fought a very brave fight, bless you both!! We love you dearly. We know that you'll do everything within your power to keep your family healthy and happy. Keep up the GREAT work!

OH! And concats on your DDP win today, my sweet special friend!

Love and encouraging purrs,
Oreo, the Kalifurnia Krew and mom Terry too
Purred by: Percy (Catster Member)

August 7th 2013 at 9:21 pm

Love you, Friday!!!!!! Great diary. I'm glad your mom is so loving and devoted to you. Eating dry food is like our humans eating crackers only everyday. They'd be in the hospital, too. My mom gives us wet food, too. And, yes, Catster is the best place to find love and support! Love you, dude!


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