Likes: Eating and begging for food, looking out the window at birds and squirrels and bossing everyone around.
Pet-Peeves: Going to the vet, taking medication, loud noises, the vacuum cleaner, ignoring her when she wants attention.
Favorite Toy: She likes playing with her cork ball, catnip carrot, catnip candy cane and boogie mat.
Favorite Nap Spot: In her cat bed, the teepee bed, the *cave* in the cat tree and on my bed.
Favorite Food: Wellness, Weruva, Tiki Cat, Pro Plan and FF. She's very fussy about her food. She loves people food treats such as spaghetti, blueberries, cheese & turkey.
Skills: She has turned me into her slave.
Arrival Story: Mittens had two other homes before coming to live with me. A friend of mine adopted Mittens and her sister Kaci when they were a little over 1 year old and they lived with her for 8 years. In January 2006, my friend knew she was dying from cancer and was seeking new homes for them. Two days after learning of their plight, I decided to adopt them. It's one of the best decisions I've ever made!
Bio: Mittens is very timid and shy. She hid in my bedroom closet for the first week, only coming out to eat and use the litter box when no one was home during the day or at night when everyone was sleeping.
At the end of the first week, she surprised me by leaving the safety of my bedroom closet and walking up to me and rubbing my legs. She let me pet her too! At that point, she set up headquarters under my bed for the next several months although she started coming out of the bedroom more and more often until one day, about 3 months after living with me, she appeared downstairs. Mittens is one of the most gentle, non-aggressive, peaceable cats I've ever known. She is a very sweet and affectionate kitty but very shy with people. However, when Mittens gets to know you, after observing and studying you, and feels comfortable enough to trust you, you will find out what a gentle, sweet and affectionate kitty she is!
Miss Mittens was diagnosed with intestinal lymphoma on December 23, 2008. She rapidly improved after starting chemo (cytoxan and prednisone) and did very well during 2009 and into early 2010. In May 2010, she had a follow-up ultrasound and it was determined that her cancer was in remission. Everything still looked good for her concerning her lymphoma. However, in May 2010 she was also diagnosed with kidney disease and a grade 3 heart murmur. Sadly, her kidney disease progressed rapidly and she began going downhill fast. In July, she became severely anemic and began rapidly losing weight and losing her appetite. Subq fluids didn't help her much and made her feel worse. She stopped eating and taking appetite stimulants made her vomit. By the end of August 2010, she had deteriorated so much that I made the painful decision to let her go. My sweet, gentle girl made her journey to Rainbow Bridge and joined the angels on September 1, 2010. She is deeply and sadly missed.
DAILY DIARY PICK: February 6, 2008; March 26, 2008; April 28, 2008; October 25, 2008; December 4, 2008; January 14, 2009; June 9, 2009; September 20, 2009; November 29, 2009; January 29, 2010; August 29, 2010; December 11, 2010; May 16, 2011; September 12, 2012 and September 13, 2012.
Proudly wearing pink in the fight against cancer
CAT OF THE WEEK: August 30, 2010 - September 13, 2010
CAT OF THE DAY: June 25, 2008
DIARY OF THE DAY: September 25, 2009
Toonces & Mittens Forever!
My sweet BFF:
My former guardian angel:
My gorgeous *adopted* sister Saki -- Sisters Furrever!
Saki & I were Daily Diary Picks together on 2/6/08
My niece Maci (she's named after me and my sister Kaci):
Today is another happy and exciting day for me! I'm a DDP again!
Oh my, there's no denying how much I love my diary being picked by HQ. But then don't we all love being DDP? MOL! Thank you HQ for picking my diary again today!
The Angel Express was successful in getting my message through 'cause as soon as she could this morning, mommy turned on her computer and checked her email. She was surprised when she read the email saying I'm a DDP again today (and very happy about it too!) and we came immediately on Catster.
Thank you for your congratulatory comments, pawmails and rosettes for my DDP yesterday!
Mommy rarely checks her emails or goes on the computer until the afternoon or early evening. Because I'm an angel, I knew about my DDP honor the instant HQ picked my diary. This morning I sent a message to mommy via Angel Express telling her to check her email this morning. She couldn't explain why she felt the need to check her email this morning, but she did so. When she learned the good news, she was surprised and is as excited as I am!
Thank you Catster for choosing my diary!
Thank you friends for your comments and congrats!
Love, angel kisses and generous sprinklings of golden angel healing dust,
Yesterday was my 2nd Bridge Day anniversary. It was a difficult day for mommy to get through.
Last night mommy wrote me a letter expressing her love for me and how much she misses me. She cried as she wrote it.
Somehow or other (did an angel whisper it in her ear?) she knows all about the Angel Express. All you need do is whisper a request to the Angel Express and ask them to deliver a message to a particular angel. The message can be in any form: a word, thought, emotion, prayer, song, music, image or something in writing, such as a poem or letter. The instant you ask, the message is received and delivered to the angel. Your messages always get through. I received and read my letter. You can be assured that if you send a message to your angels, they'll receive it.
You ask if angels use the Angel Express to send messages to you? Yes, we do! Sometimes you hear us instantly; sometimes it takes awhile for you to hear the message; and sadly, sometimes you block the message and never hear it. The angels send messages to you all the time, usually through your dreams or in a thought, word, image, music, song, sweet memory, coincidence or by sending a butterfly or rainbow. If you listen closely, you will hear us. Mommy heard my reply last night. When she heard it, she smiled and stopped crying.
My heartfelt thanks for your friendship and for remembering my Bridge Anniversary and for your pawmails and rosettes. A special thank you to Tundra and Pipo & Minko for the beautiful Memorial Pictures!