Likes: I love to play with anything that can make noise while Mommy is sleeping. I like playing with Mommy's makeup, and of course I love Mommy!!
Pet-Peeves: I do not like having my belly rubbed, being out of Q tips to play with, and having an empty food bowl.
Favorite Toy: I like colorful balls, paper, those catnip fishies, and any thing that makes noise.
Favorite Nap Spot: I like to nap beside Mommy's bed on my pillow or on the bedside table.
Favorite Food: Anything edible. I love to eat.
Skills: I am the BEST nighttime spooner cat ever, according to mom.
Arrival Story: I was at our local pound waiting to be adopted. I was a stray, very skinny and hungry. My soon-to-be Mommy went to the shelter to volunteer by visiting with the kitties. She took turns visiting each cat/kitten, letting each of us out of our cage to get some exercise and playtime. Mommy told me that she didn't think I (then named Misty) was very pretty or interersting until she let me out. I immediately rubbed and rubbed on her, talking, purring, and giving kisses. I was very sweet.
Other people came in, and Mommy put me back in the cage after we spent some time together. Another human woman came in looking for a female cat (they only had 3 of us at that time). This lady walked over my cage and said, "I'll just take that one." She didn't even pet me, talk to me, or say hello. I had a bad feeling about this, and I didn't want to go with this lady. I tried to hide at the back of the cage, but she took me out of the cage and went to adopt me. My Mommy cried in the cat-room when I left. It might have had something to do with the pitiful, pleading look I threw at her on the way out the door. A little while later, the animal technician brought me back to the cage. Mommy said, "Didn't the other woman want to adopt her?" The technician said yes, but that they weren't going to adopt her to that woman, they didn't have a good feeling about her! So, right there I thought, "Now Mommy is going to take me home." I batted at her through the cage walls trying to reel her in. Sure enough Mommy said she would take me home with her! I am so glad they felt the same way about that other woman. I now have a happy, loving home (with lots of food).
Bio: When I first came home I weighed 6 pounds and was very skinny. I ate and ate. Mom said that I must have worms - yep, sure did. I got medicine and was very good about taking it. Then I had some sort of other parasite, which I had to take more medicine for. All the while, I kept eating. I am now "healthy" 17 pounds. Mommy says that I am a little overweight, but I think I am just beautiful.
Lives Remaining: 9 of 9
Forums Motto: Beautiful girls should have some curves.
Well, mom and Dr Dawn told me a new one today. She says I have spiral kites in my pee! What???!!! How can that be?
I *have* been feeling really poorly for the past week. Mom and dad had to take me to the v-e-t 3 (yes 3) times this week. First I went to some ER place, because I was so dehydrated and it was the weekend. The doctor there thought maybe I had Pan-Creek-Itis, or that maybe I had swallowed something. I got poked with needles in all kinds of places.
The next day I saw Dr Dawn and she poked me more. She sent me back to the first place to get a haircut and a deep tissue massage on my belly. The doctor there said that the massage pictures showed I don't have anything in my belly that isn't supposed to be there and I also don't have Pan-Creek-Itis. The interesting thing was that my liver glowed like a ghost on the pictures. They said that can be called Hep-Attic Lip-osis, and that I could turn yellow, like a banana! :O
So, mom and dad have been giving me this water-food several times I day. They squirt it into my mouth and it is so humiliating. They are gonna do that so I don't turn yellow. Don't they know I am a brown tabby, not a yellow tabby?!
Today I went back to Dr Dawn and she poked me in more places. Geez. Then she showed papers to my mom showing my BUNs are high and so is my cree-atin. Seriously? I thought my buns were fine! Is this bad for them to be high? Dr Dawn says it is and that I have cute kidney failure. I am not sure how my kidneys might be cute, but whatever. She said the water-food is helping my liver though, so we are supposed to continue that. (Great.) BUT, Dr Dawn was excited that she may know what is wrong with me! She says I have spiral kites in my pee! She said this is very unusual (I know I am pretty special already), but she thinks she might be able to fix me up with the right medications! Hooray!!!
Oh, mom wants to type now *hands keyboard over*
Daisy Mae's mom here:
Daisy Mae has been very sick. She wasn't eating or drinking or doing anything. The ER vet thought she might have pancreatitis or a foreign object in her system. Those turned out negative after an ultrasound. She was started on an antibiotic, syringe feedings, and subq fluids. Upon recheck, she is now in acute renal failure and has a serious bacterial infection in her kidneys. She has spirokytes in her urine, which could mean an unusual disease called leptospirosis. She is on a new antibiotic now and we are purring hard for this to work for her. Your purrs would be greatly appreciated.
Mom has been gone forever. I don't like it one bit. Is she ever coming home? *eyes well with tears* I sure do miss her. Every evening when dad comes home, I think it is Mom and I jump down off the bed and run to the door, waiting for mom...but it's just dad. Not that I don't love dad...but he isn't mom. I just keep laying in Mom's spot on the bed - it smells like her.
You don't think she has left me for good do you? I am a good girl - I keep my white's very white, and cover my poopies in the box. I do tend to pee in just the one corner of the box though - and Mom has to fight it to get it out. You don't think that's the reason she left, do you?
I keep her warm at night, and snuggle real good. I make sure she does a good job getting clean every morning, and even give her a good hand bath every night when she is trying to sleep.
She has been gone a whole 7 days! It feels like forever. Dad said she gets to come home on Sunday. I hope so - maybe I should throw her a welcome home party!!!
Mommy and i had a good talk last night. It went a little something like this.
D = Daisy
M = Mommy
*about 1230 am*
M: Yes, Daisy.
D: Mom? Are you going somewhere? I saw the suitcase.
M: Yes, honey. I am going to Las Vegas and Utah for a week.
D: Mom? Why are you going?
M: Mommy has a conference to go to and Grandma is meeting me there. Mommy is also going to see the kitties at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary.
D: Oh....Mom? I love you.
M: I love you too, Daisy. Now I need to get some sleep.
*15 minutes later*
M: Yes, Daisy.
D: Mom? Will you miss me while you are gone?
M: Yes, honey. I will miss you terribly.
D: Mom? You won't sleep with any other kitties while you are away, will you?
M: No, honey. You are the only kitty that I sleep with.
D: OK. I'll miss you, Mom.
M: I will miss you too, Daisy. Now go to sleep. I still have to go to work tomorrow morning.
*20 minutes later
M: *sigh* Yes, Daisy.
D: I like laying up against your tummy and side at nighttime, Mommy.
M: I like it when you do that too Daisy. It helps Mommy relax.
D: You know why I like it, Mom?
M: No idea Daisy.
D: Because I can hear your heart beat and I know that your heart loves me.
M: You're right it does, honey. Good night Daisy. I love you.
*Mommy pulls me closer, right up to her heart and we go to sleep. I sure will miss Mommy while she is gone*