Perils of Pennelope Prudence

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Thank you

January 23rd 2008 4:14 am
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Thank you to everyone who has sent kind wishes and thoughts. We do intend to respond to everyone individually but there are so many messages it may take a little while.

It was a difficult decision and one that I do not want to have to repeat in a hurry. Somehow knowing that it was her time and being able to prepare ourselves has made it a bit easier. We didn't have that luxury with Penny's mumma cat, Mr Skins, in September. (Yes some would say age should have been a clue but....)

Now that my four girls, Skinny, Spinner, Alex & Penny, are back together I'm sure they are up to all the mischief they use to do when they were young. I'm sure they have also tracked down their brother (Chookie) and our other cat Tiger.

I suddenly feel sorry for all the other cats over the bridge! I'm sure there has been a very big, noisy party!

 

Move over the Rainbow Bridge

January 22nd 2008 2:27 am
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Princess Pennelope went over the rainbow bridge at 6pm on 22 January 2008 local tine.

Although she was still in relatively good condition, shewas having difficulty eating and was having difficulty getting comfortable.

As the cancer was terminal and with no treatment we made the difficult decision to put her to sleep.

Penny is looking forward to fishing the ponds and chasing the frogs once more.

 

Getting uncomfortable

January 20th 2008 2:38 am
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It is getting harder to be comfortable. I wouldn't take my medicine tonight, I don't want to eat, not even the nummies that daddy gave me. It isn't that I'm not hungry, I am. I'm just not sure about sliding it down my throat.

Mummy and daddy are trying to decide when to take me to the VET. I don't like the VET but mummy says I'll be far more comfortable. She also says I'll get to see Spinner, Alex, Chookie and Skinny Cat. They all went to the VET and never came home. The VET must have lots and lots of kitties. I wonde what size yard he has? Does he have climbing trees and lots of litter boxes?

Daddy says I am doing better than yesterday and suggesting they wait a few days. Mummy isn't sure. She was sad last night so I cuddle her in bed this morning and even managed a little purrr. She was very happy about that. She scratched my chin and throat and that felt so gooood. She suggested I go to sleep and let go. Let go of what????

People are strange at times. I'm going to try and get comfortable and sleep. Maybe I'll try and nibble on something a bit later. Yes, get mummy up when she has just got to sleep! MOL!

ZZZZzzzzzz.....

 

Tumour

January 18th 2008 5:34 am
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Mummy is very sad. My tumour has really grown in size and is now distorting my lower jaw. She says it looks as if I have the mumps. At first it was just a small lump on my left side, now it is very large and I look swollen under the chin. She has taken some photos and will put one up on my page shortly.

Although I'm still eating mummy and daddy are wondering if it is time. Daddy asked if they should take me to the vet. Mummy is reluctant as she knows when that happens I'll be going to the bridge.

She keeps hoping that it will go away if she ignores it. It can't be ignored. I'm still bright and alert. I can still do my wobbily walk. I can jump up on the bed. But I can't purr anymore. I don't want cuddles. I'm getting really fussy in what I eat but mummy and daddy keep tempting me.

The rainbow bridge isn't too far away at all.

Purrrrrrs.

 

Toy Boy!

January 17th 2008 1:41 am
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After all these years I have a special friend! ***blush***
He asked if I would be his special girl ****blush****.
His name is Thomas. I hope he doesn't mind me mentioning it here but for a cat my age it is a big deal! Oh! He is also FIVE years younger than me!!!!! A Toy Boy!!!!

He is a gorgeous tuxedo! Ahhhhh!

I think I'll go to sleep and dream about my best beau!

Happy Purrrrrsss....

 

Drugs!

January 15th 2008 2:58 am
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Okay, I've used that heading before. Then it was in relation to my anxiety medication (pretty blue pills). Now I use it in relation to my pain killer. Pain killer is my best friend!

Last week I was really tired and grumpy. I was still eating but getting grumpy easily and very wobbily. Mummy upped my medication and wow! What a difference. I'm once more a happy, demanding kitty!

Mummy said something about not being able to give me anymore increases and she hopes I will be a content kitty for a long time. I'm still aiming at making Australia day, the count down is on!

 

Getting Wobbily

January 10th 2008 2:14 am
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One thing everyone is noticing is how unsteady on my paws I'm becoming. I'm 19 and will be 20 (paws crossed) in 2 months - what do they expect. Add to that my slight illness and you would have to say I'm doing fantastic.

Mum and dad find it amusing and scary at the same time. I can still jump, run up the stairs and wash myself (okay, so maybe washing isn't a good idea with the goop my mouth delivers....) When I land, I wobble. When I groom, I'm likely to tip over. I fall off the edges of furniture as I sleep too close. When I wake up and go to move, I walk a very crooked path. I was doing my normal big kitten eyes sitting next to dad trying to get some food and he looked down - he said my front legs were getting bowed! Bowed! Can you believe that.

****Sigh**** Getting old and sick isn't much fun at times.

What is worse than getting a bit shaky on the legs? Everyone laughing when I tumble over! Yes, they rush over and fuss over me - but they LAUGH! It is kind of humiliating.

But for every grey cloud there is a silver lining. I discovered this week that it is an achievement that I can was my rear! I don't need stairs to get into bed with mum and dad, I can still jump up. Most importantly I still LOVE my food. One thing as an old furt you learning eating every day is very important.

Nap time!

 

Bath

January 5th 2008 2:34 am
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It happened. Mummy had been threatening to do it and she did. She gave me a bath. She said I was a bit on the nose.

What does she expect with this huge great lump in my mouth? Perfect grooming? I think the fact that I fell over in some of my own vomit may have helped trigger the event.

Anyway, it was horrible. She put my paws in water and my tail and lathered them up. she then rinsed them, changed the water and rinsed them again. She even used the face washer to clean my face chin and neck! I didn't mind that last bit too much.

I complained about the process. Mummy just cuddled me and said it had to be done. I just don't have the strength to object. In my younger days I would have shredded mummy and anything else within paws reach rather than have a bath!

I won't tell mummy but I actually do feel better. I don't have sticky mucus matting my fur and my paws are almost white. ****sigh**** oh to be a young healthy kitty again.

 

Rain

January 4th 2008 2:10 am
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It has been raining every day since before Catmas. Mummy & daddy say we should be pleased with the rain as we are in drought. I thought drought means no rain, I'm confused.

I don't like the rain. When I go outside my paws get wet. Mummy makes me go outside to do my business even if it is raining (I don't like the litter tray). I would much prefer to use the floor! If it is pawring mummy will take the big 'brella out to shelter me. I don't like the big 'brella, it makes a scary whoosh noise when it opens.

The rain isn't all bad. It means it isn't hot and sticky any more so I can sleep alot better during the day. That means I can snuggle up to mummy without getting my fur damp from sweat at night! Even mummy and daddy don't need to AC monster at the moment.

Everything has settled down after catmas. Mummy & daddy are back at work, cousin is back from visiting her parents. I'm told another cousin will be coming to stay with us soon, she will be going to university here in the big smoke also.

Wow! that means I'll have 2 cousins living with me! More teenagers to play with!

 

Happy Happy New Year

December 31st 2007 3:39 pm
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Here I am alive and Kicking in 2008! Yes I made it!

Mummy had planned for us to sit in the back yard in her swing chair to see in the new year. We had to change plans as it was raining with gale force winds!

Cousin dressed me up for New Years. She put a pretty green ribbon around my neck that matches my eyes. That's my new photo. She helped me decorate the house with balloons! Such fun such excitement. We did all that while mum and dad went to work.

I actually only took short cat naps leading up to the new year, I wanted to see it in after all! At midnight dad and mum popped some poppers and I didn't get scared. I ate a whole chicken breast for dinner! I stretched it over the evening! Yummy!

On a sad note the turkey is no more. Mum put what was left out with the garbage :). Ah well, I'll just have to make it to the next turkey holiday!

Did I make a new years resolution? I plan on continuing my longest death scene until all of you are screaming for it to be over! MOL! Next goal - Australia Day Holiday on the 26th!

 
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