August 17th 2013 11:51 am
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I sure do. I sent my family a sign from Heaven yesterday.
if you have a moment, please read my brother Tigger's diary entry for today. Do you beliEVE? We sure do. :)
The magic of the angels among us is everywhere, most prevalently in our hearts.
August 14th 2013 11:50 am
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I just learned that my friend McGregor crossed over to the Rainbow Bridge the same day I did. (just click on his name and you will be taken to his page)
I know his mommy is hurting just like mine is... and everything that you all have done for my mom has meant so much, for we do not feel alone. Love has lifted our spirits so high!
If you can take a moment to stop by McGregor's page, with some words of encouragement or a soft purr, I am sure his family will be sincerely grateful.
Rainbow love and purrs,
August 13th 2013 12:00 pm
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Mom and dad miss me so much and want me to know how much they love me. I do… and I whispered my love to them in the evening breeze last night. The day of my crossing mom’s best friend gave her the most beautiful wind chime, it is big with deep resonating chimes. Last night through the open kitchen window they heard the chimes softly gently resonating, and mom and dad both said… “Poo”. I smiled, because I did that. Every little bit of comfort helps.
I will be coming back home on Monday 8/19, reunited with my family on a different level, within a beautiful little kitty urn. Be at peace, my sweet family, for I am at peace. Look up in the night sky tonight, when you see that one special bright star, you will know it is me. Look up and beliEVE…
To my Earth friends, my Angel friends, my human friends, my feline and canine friends, thank you for all of the wonderful gifts, sweet words and candles glowing on my candle page. I am just getting around to catching up here, and I’m seeing so many wonderful diary tributes about me. Thank you, my SoulKitty AGGIE, my sweet mascot QUEEN TALLULAH, my best friend EBONY,
and my dearest forever friends ANNA, PAISAN AND SAPHIRA for your sweet and meaningful diary entries! I love you so much!
You’ve touched my family’s hearts in ways that words cannot describe.
August 11th 2013 1:14 pm
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There is no such thing as Good-Bye, for I am always here in the hearts of those that I love. This morning I woke up in a beautiful place filled with vibrant colors, gossamer butterflies dancing, fields of fragrant catnip fields, love and happiness. I am happy. I left behind the cancer that hurt me, never to come back and hurt me again. It is okay, although I am physically gone, my spirit lives.
My Journey to the Beautiful Rainbow Bridge was gentle and peaceful, surrounded by my loved ones in my favorite spot.
Mom has lived by this quote for 3-1/2 months: "When the world says "Give up", Hope whispers "Try it one more time" ~
We never gave up and we will always beliEVE
Do not weep at my grave for I am not there,
I’ve a date with a butterfly to dance in the air.
I’ll be singing in the sunshine,
wild and free playing tag with the wind while I’m waiting for thee.
We have MANY thank you’s to write for the wonderful gifts and messages. Thank you for the outpouring of love and support for me and my family today. I love you all so much.
July 31st 2013 7:21 pm
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It’s been 3 months since my cancer diagnosis. Mom looks back on Month 1, Month 2 and Month 3. Looking at how I was and responded back then compared to now. I’ve tried to stay pawsitive and upbeat, and I will be honest with my friends and say that I’m not doing as well as I was 1 & 2 months ago. Mom and I continue to fight however. Together, we read a very poignant post about euthanasia and when the ‘time is right’ to let a loved one go free. Mom cried tears over this, as she has cried tears every day for me, as my comfort, my life are so important to her. She realizes that my situation is daunting, and imminent. We try to hide our tears and fears, but we have to be realistic too. With that said, we continue to fight, to beliEVE, and to pray.
As far as I am; well, I don’t eat much cat food nor baby food any more. I pick and lick and drool often. Boiled chicken bites have been my saving grace and have been what have helped me pull through. Mom spends an hour every morning and an hour every evening tending to me and it is SO worth it. LOVE!
May peace be with you all, and thank you for reading, loving and beliEVEing.
Updates to follow…
With softest purrs of love,
July 23rd 2013 10:26 am
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I received a touching card in the mail yesterday from QUEEN TALLULAH and her family. In it was a beautiful butterfly of gossamer wings; I know you’re sending butterflies from Heaven as you purr softly from above. Thank you so much for your words of love and encouragement, and for watching over me! Please check out my photos; I feel so much comfort and warmth in being surrounded by such loving friends.
I love all of you so much!
July 19th 2013 9:55 am
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Dear diary, dear friends!
Mom is trying to figure my eating habits out. What I once loved I now don’t eat, yet what I didn’t like before, I now love. It sounds like a riddle doesn’t it. Mom is trying to stay on top of my riddles… this morning I barely licked my chicken baby food which was all that I would eat other than my boiled chicken. Yet I munched on crunchies today. Thankfully I Power Ate my chicken breast; mom was quite impressed with the amount that I ate. But.. I needed it. I am thin, but not bony. Everything about me is soooo good, except my eating; which is quite understandable given this thing in my throat. It’s gotten bigger, but it doesn’t seem to bother me.
Mom called my v.e.t. yesterday for some guidance. He was AMAZED at how well I still am doing after almost 3 months of fighting this!
She asked if she could increase my Meloxicam dosage to make me more comfortable, and asked about an appetite stimulant. The only side effect to increased Meloxicam would be kidney issues, and that isn’t even definite. Given my situation, mom and Dr. Pogrel both agreed to go ahead with giving me Meloxicam every day now, rather than 3 days a week. And, she is picking up an appetite stimulant today for me! She is not telling me this of course, MOL. She’s already figured out how to trick me into taking it. It is a small pill, but she doesn’t want to risk any pill taking with me, so she’s going to grind it up and hide it in my chicken treats that I LOVE.
We are fighting so hard and it has paid off so far. I follow mom everywhere and I purr and ‘silent meow’ to her to let her know I am okay.
Goodness this sounds like a medical journal. MOL! Let’s talk about fun things now.
My BEAUTIFUL inside flower that AGGIE sent me has bloomed and it is stunning! One of the most beautiful gifts from Heaven! I will post pics on my page.
How about a banana hunting pawty at my house? I love my friends, the door is open to all of you! Thank you for being my friends, I love you all!
July 16th 2013 9:03 am
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Really! I think our dear Diary Gal really likes me!! :)
Thank you my friend, for choosing me as a DDP again today! With that I had better step up to the plate and write something interesting! First off… I am incredibly grateful for ALL of the love from my Catster and Dogster friends, and humans alike. Everything from encouraging pmails, emails (< --- that’s a human thing, I beliEVE) rosettes, pictures, forum posts, games; to all of the love and laughter. I can’t tell you how much this means to me and my family.
I haven’t posted any updates in a while. I don’t want to come across as “it’s all about me” all the time… although I know that you all care so much. I continue to hold steady. Mom is now getting up earlier every morning to make sure that I get all of the nourishment and meds that she can get in me, because I eat so slowly. We have a new routine now. She feeds all of us our wet food in the kitchen (and she still continues to have to patiently follow me around with my bowl… which I will still pick at.) I sometimes finish my wet food, but I usually don’t. I like lots of gravy, and after I’ve picked out all of the antioxidant and medicine laced gravy (I know it’s in there teehee… and I KNOW you’re helping me, mom) she mixes warmed chicken baby food into what is left in my bowl. YUMMY! We then all eat our crunchies. I eat very slowly; and that is okay, because mom doesn’t want me to choke. Once the rest of the Krew is done, mom shoo’s everyone out of the kitchen and shuts the door, so it’s just US! I love ‘us’ time. And it gives us peace in continued feeding. She drinks weird brown stuff in the morning to help her wake up and ‘get going’… MOL! As I’ve said before, boiled chicken is my absolute favorite and it is what has kept me going, and what has helped me keep my weight on. Before, when she tried to give me my much needed chicken treats, everyone got in my face and bonked and rubbed and it was very distracting. Now, with just us, it is relaxing and I really do well with my food. I tell you, it is a challenge but SO worth the time and effort.
Another thing that is very special that I’ve made reference to before is that I have two beautiful flowers that my SoulKitty Aggie sent me. What has made them so special is that they’ve been around for almost 3 years, and neither has bloomed… until now. It is a sign of love that we beliEVE in. The outside flower has bloomed, and the inside one, has just opened. It is called a brassia orchid and it has 6 blooms on it; 5 of which have opened. I will post pictures when all 6 have opened :) It is a very special day today, being a DDP, having my orchid open today, and to be celebrating my granddaddy’s birthday in heaven today.
Okay… I have rambled enough MOL! Thank you for reading, thank you for your support, thank you for loving me. I LOVE all of you and mom and dad both are indeed grateful for everything everyone has done, and we continue our purrs of support for all in need in return.
The power of the Paw and prayer do work, as they have for us. We beliEVE!
July 15th 2013 8:51 am
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Holy cats, my sisfur Berkeley is Dog of the Day today! Yippieee!!! I am so happy for her! Poor girl has been kind of put in the back corner because of me…. I know that Berkeley would wish nothing more than to have me well again. This sure gives me and my family a happy boost.
Thank you HQ for honoring her today!! I wish kitties and doggies could be ‘friends’. We can purrtend though, since we’re all friends in real life.
Well Berkeley, welcome back to Dogster, you have been quiet for far too long! (On Dogster that is… whew your Gentle Giant woofs rock the house when you see a stranger.. MOL MOL)
July 8th 2013 8:28 am
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I am stunned… thank you HQ for choosing me as DOTD today! Thank you to all of my friends here for reading, following my story and beliEVEing! I keep typing and erasing my words… I don’t know what to say. But I will say this.
Don’t ever give up and don’t ever stop beliEVEing. That is what is keeping me strong, that and so much love. This honor means so much to my family... let’s put an end to cancer! *hands mom a box of Kleenex* Hurry up and dry your eyes before I attack the Kleenex and shred it to pieces! MOL!
I wish to thank BIG HARRY, SOUTH FLORIDA FAMILIA, FRIDAY, RORY and WEBEESSIAMEEZERS and their generous families for making all of the beautiful commemorative pictures for me; they mean so much to me and mom!
I love you all so much!
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