July 21st 2009 9:44 pm
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We just wanted to take a moment and mention a dear Catster friend of ours who we’ve recently learned has crossed to the Bridge. His name is Moses, and for those of you who never were able to meet him and his wonderful mom, let me tell you that they are both quite special.
A thing called a Blog and then Twitter soon stole what time Moses and his mom had to romp around the Internet world in and Caster’s was eventually left behind. But Moses and his mom had a blast on their new sites, his mom is quite the writer, and I hear Moses became quite the popular chap.
After being rescued in an awful state of health, he stayed with his mom just 16 short months before having to say goodbye of past neglect/age related issues. But they were 16 loving months and his mom did everything in her power to help him get well and to feel loved and comfortable. Our hearts go out to this special guy and to his mom who misses him so. Their kindness and generosity that they bestowed upon us and others the short time that they were here in Catsterland will never be forgotton. Not ever. We will always love and miss him and will always look forward to reading his mom‘s latest Blog entry!
If you would like, you can visit his Catster room HERE, although they are not active on Catsters anymore. And you can read his mom’s last Blog entry about sweet Moses by visiting here.... http://lesley.typepad.com/umwhat/2009/05/moses-the-cat-rest- in-peace.html ..... if this link doesn't take you there you can go to http://lesley.typepad.com/ ...and scroll down to the entry named 'Loved'.
Sad Ooh ooh, aah aah’s,
Luvs and Hugs,
July 19th 2009 12:12 pm
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Meomy and I had quite a time getting my second video to be ‘aired‘. We finally received some tech support from Lucy and Mercedes *hugs* and now my video can actually be viewed. Hurray! The narration to this video is in my diary entry prior to this one, however the proper link to see the video is now here. We’re amateurs, what can we say? *giggles*
Hugs & Luvs,
July 18th 2009 8:03 pm
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What’s a Muppet to do? I had the camera crew come out today to begin the filming of my mousie and I‘s second video I scolded them for having way too many audible clanking noises in my first video, and I wanted it re-done with no extra noise this time.
Scene one was to begin with me heroically trying to rescue a little mousie that’s attached to somehow gotten himself stuck on a bunch of feathers. My mousie was to be thrown in race into scene two and together we were going to free the little mousie.
But then the camera crew did the unthinkable!! They panned out and filmed Armani and Spunky who were told that they could sit on the sidelines if they were very quiet! What?! Humph! Who’s the star here? I looked back at my furmates in disbelief, then I got up and gave that camera crew a close up piece of my mind with my short oohs and serious kitty looks! *giggles* Then I put my nose up in the air and slowly strutted off of the stage and into my dressing room, but not before turning back and giving them all one more serious look from afar! I‘m the star, humph! *giggles* I bet when other kitties view this video that they will say that they would have done the same thing!
Meomy says that I have let this video thing go straight to my head. She insists that my next video must include some of my furmates. Well, we’ll just see about that! *giggles - Mol!*
Ooh ooh, Aah ahh!
Hugs & Luvs,
July 16th 2009 5:19 pm
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My mousie and I have our first video in our room.... taken today! Hurray! We are amateurs so you can hear sounds from the camera that are not supposed to be there and there‘s a weird spin close to the end where the camera was trying to keep up with me. *giggles* But hey, with practice we should get better at this. If you listen real close you can hear my monkey 'speak', (edited...... my 'ooh oohs'), throughout the video. My mousie was too shy to say anything, perhaps he’ll speak up in my next video. He actually tried to stay out of the video and I kept glancing at him saying, “Come on mousie, join in!” Then I finally just grabbed him and sat him next to me! Mol!
We are very sad to learn the news that Fela Kiti has crossed to the Bridge. Our hearts, purrs and prayers go out to his family. He fought a very brave battle and is loved so much. *sad purrs*
Ooh ooh, Aah aah!
Other than the sad news about Fela Kiti, I had another good day today!
Hugs & Luvs,
*missing Smudge, Sissel, Calamity & Prissy & hopes that they return to Catsterland soon*
July 15th 2009 7:17 pm
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I am having a good day today! I even went for a box car ride which I haven’t felt up to in awhile. Meomy also discovered that I love to chase the box if she puts the feather wand, the one with the mousie hooked to it, in the box so the mousie is dangling out. She runs around pulling the box and I have a blast trying to catch that mousie! She calls it box car races. :)
I’m almost over my black eye that Nakita gave to me! She’s so hissy spitty lately. I know that she’s losing her eyesight, but come on. Just because I ran behind the couch headed one way at the same time she ran behind the couch headed the other way and we met in the middle did not give her the right to punch me in my eye! It watered and I kept it half open for two days, but today it looks and feels much better. What am I going to do with that sisfur of mine? She never has cared much for me, but I still love her anyways. Humph!
Meomy was gone yesterday! She knows that I do not approve of her leaving our home for any length of time, but yet she got up, showered and disappeared until way after dark! She had to take my Auntie P to her doc in Vegas for a treatment which takes many hours. I refused to eat for sissy C, I just sat by the garage door waiting for meomy to come back home. She said that while she was in Vegas she had tried to find me a dry food that I can eat. She came home empty handed and said that there was not one bag of dry food in the entire pet store that I could have! Humph! She did score some of the NB canned Duck & Green Pea though! I love that stuff and gave her my ooh, aah sign of approval when she showed me a can of it. “Pop that can open meomy, yummy!” There still are a few brands of food that meomy has to check out that kind Catster’s have suggested. *hugs*
I watched in amazement as meomy poured some of the California Natural dry that I flat out refused to eat into Spunky’s treat jar. He’s a crunchy treat fanatic and meomy hates feeding him the icky store bought treats. I giggled thinking what a prankster meomy was being and I couldn’t wait to see the look on Spunk’s face when he tried to gobble up that stuff! Ick! His look was not what I had expected when meomy pulled a few kernels out and gave them to him. He loves them and now begs at his treat jar for them!! What a nutcase he is! *giggles* Spunky’s happy with his treats and meomy’s happy that he’s eating nutritious treats. All’s good as long as I don’t have to eat the nasty stuff!
Purring for the ill kitties and doggies, and sadly there have been so many lately. The POP has proven to do wonders for so many! We’ll just keep putting our paws together and purring for them.
Ooh ooh, Aah aah,
Luvs & Hugs,
July 11th 2009 4:28 pm
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Ooh, ooh! I am so peeved, I cannot post any comments under diary entries! Is there some ‘puter monster lurking around in my PC messing with me? I’m getting really tired of seeing this sign pop up…. “There was an error posting your comment. (Error 3a) ”! Ooh, the nerve!! *hee, hee* I wonder if I am the only fur this is happening to or if others have had the ‘puter monster messing with them also? I think I must speak with HQ about this! Humph! *giggles*
I hope my friends know that I read their diaries and that I’m trying to leave them comments!
Hugs and Luvs,
July 10th 2009 7:39 pm
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This is a quick update to my diary entry below. Tony's mom talked with my mom late tonight and Tony is finally home and is suspected of having hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. He will need to have tests done to determine if this was the cause of his scaring his mom and dad half to death collapsing. He's been a healthy boy for 9 years now so this is such a shock to his mom. Please keep Tony and his family in your prayers.
They pray for so many including me and now they are asking for some for their precious boy. Thanks and hugs!
*extra hugs for Tony's wonderful mom*
My mom just returned home from visiting with Auntie M to find some frantic messages from 2 hours prior on her Messenger program. They were from my beau Greystone’s mom and she said that TONY was very ill and that they couldn’t locate a vet. Sir Sonny Bono reports in his diary that Tony threw up, then collapsed and was non-responsive and that Tony’s mom and dad were rushing him to a vet.
Please say some extra prayers for TONY. He’s our very good friend and we are just in tears praying hard that he holds on. Prayers for his mom and dad also!
Worried Ooh oohs and Ahh aahs,
Prayers and Purrs,
*waiting impatiently to hear any news and sending comforting hugs to Greystone*
July 8th 2009 5:57 pm
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I am so glad to be home! I decided this morning that I didn’t need to go to visit my doc. I got up with meomy, ate breakfast and then sat by my favorite window so I could watch the birdies. Meomy was so happy to see me up and acting normal, but said that I still needed to go to see my kitty doc. Humph! As I ran under the sofa I meowed, “No I don’t meomy!!” Then when sissy C and meomy tipped the sofa to retrieve me, I ran down the hall and under meomy’s bed meowing, “I’m fine, meomy! I really don’t need to go!”
Away we went! *pouts*
My kitty doc said that pain is probably a factor in how I have been behaving, and that meomy needs to make a choice. I cannot live on Buprenix forever and obviously I am once again growing tolerant to it by the way it works alright sometimes and then not others. She has determined that my problem is one of two things or both. Whatever is sitting in my bullae may be causing pressure there for causing my chronic pain, or that I have permanent nerve damage on my left side where the TECA/osteotomy was performed.
She did her neurological tests on me which I dislike, but what can a kitty do about it. The good news was that I passed them all this time! Yep, neurologically she said that I was ’normal.’ Last time she did these, I kind of flunked on my right side. So with a ’normal’ rating she’s leaning towards that I most likely do not have permanent nerve damage and that it’s the junk in my bulla causing my pain. Naturally she cannot be 100% sure.
My doc phoned the surgeon that we were hoping could help me out, but he said that he didn’t feel comfortable doing an osteotomy on me because I had the TECA and that changed the entire anatomy of my ear. *pouts, but at least he was honest* He has referred me over to the Veterinary Neurological Center in Las Vegas to see if they can perhaps help me out. Meomy is going to go on the ’puter and research this place before she calls them. The last thing we want is to have to put me through another surgery, but my doc and meomy have concluded that my quality of life is kind of going down hill and who knows how much longer I can get by on the Buprenix.
I will update you more when we learn anything. Other than going to see my doc and what we learned there, I had a good day today and my evening is looking good also! I think I might want my dinner now.
Ooh ooh, Aah, aah!
Hugs and Luvs,
Thank you to all who have said purrs for me, left comments, p-mailed and left gifties in my room! Hugs and Muppet kisses to you all! Meomy and I so much appreciate each of you!
July 7th 2009 3:46 pm
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Meomy says I have to go see my doc tomorrow. Humph! I have been having quite a few icky days and I have not been hungry for several days now. Meomy keeps opening different cans of my food, but I’m just not interested. I’m more interested in finding a nice hiding spot and getting lots of sleep.
The other day meomy could not find me anywhere. She was all panicked searching the entire house. She finally discovered me up on top of her bed’s wall unit sleeping in an old kitty house that’s up there. She said that she could see in my eyes that I was ill and I also didn’t want her to pet on me. I would cringe like it hurt when she tried. Yesterday I was awake for a little while, but just wandered around the house meowing the entire time. I didn’t want to eat, I didn’t want to play, I didn’t want my mousie, and I didn’t want meomy to pet me. Then I guess I really freaked her out yesterday evening. She looked for me everywhere and finally discovered me sleeping in a box. I felt cold to her and I didn’t respond when she tried to wake me up. All I know was that I was sound asleep and the next thing I knew I was frantically getting taken out of the box by meomy!
Boy was she happy when I finally lifted up my head and looked at her. She put me in my kitty bed, covered me up with a blankie and said her prayers for me. I didn’t move all night long.
Today I’ve been awake a little more, but still don’t have much of an appetite. I did try to sneak a few bites of the crunchy NB a little bit ago. Meomy says that I can’t have that as it may be contributing to part of my issues, although I still seem to behave the same even when I don‘t get any NB dry. She’s at her wits end as to what all is going on with me. She offered me Wellness wet and I walked off. She grabbed a can of my favorite Brandon Farms and I again walked off. Later she offered me some TIKI and I did nibble on that but she said that it wasn’t enough to keep a bird alive. Humph! I’m just not hungry, meomy!
So, tomorrow my doc is going to poke me and steal some of my blood and do whatever it is she does with it. We will also get an update on where my doc feels we should go regarding my bullae problems. She’s been trying to get with doc Lam at UC Davis to discuss my MRI more with her. Hopefully we will learn some helpful news for me because I'm really tired of the pain and whatever else is going on with me and nothing being done about it. I'm having more icky days than good ones now and I'm just really tired. I will be sure and update when meomy and I learn anymore.
Tired Ooh oohs and Ahh aahs
Hugs and Luvs,
I don't need gifties as I've been so generously overwhelmed many times in the past. But any prayers for me are so much appreciated. ~hugs~
July 4th 2009 6:29 pm
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It’s Independence Day! I want to wish every fur a Happy 4th of July! Skeezik’s parade was pawsome and there were so many cute entries. I think I signed up my float a bit late because I missed being in the parade, but that’s ok. Sweet Hazel Lucy let me ride up front with her and it was a blast! Congratulations to all who entered as I think you were all 1st place winners! That must have been a tough call as to who was the actual winner.
Meomy brought home a new food for me, and ick! I have my own feeding schedule and I want to stick to it, but meomy says that my food allergies will not allow me to. I like any wet food for breakfast, then I like to nibble on a can of TIKI for the rest of the day. For dinner I again will eat whatever wet food my furmates are eating. But during the night I like to crunch on my NB dry food. She says that I can no longer eat the NB dry because it has brewers yeast, potatoes, and tomato pomace in it. Humph! Since it’s tough to find a healthy crunchy food that does not contain the things I am allergic to, she’s been trying me on the few that she’s found. This time it was California Natural. You should see the size of these kernels, they are as big as my little mouth! She mixed some of it in with my dry food last night and I just picked out all of the NB and left the CN behind! Then I didn’t get up with her this morning nor was I interested in eating anything for breakfast or lunch. I had a belly ache from crunching on the NB. *pouts* So tonight she’s going to break up the CN kernels and see if that helps. I’m not holding my breath that she won’t find the NB gone in the morning and the broken up CN still in the bowl. But we’ll see.
Purrin’ hard for all of the ill kitties and doggies. Hooch! Hang in there sweet guy! *hangs head and prays for extra strength for Hooch’s incredible meomy*
Ooh ooh, Aah aah,
Happy July 4th!!
Hugs and Luvs,
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