May 30th 2013 1:37 pm
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There’s a pawty in my diary! MOL MOL MOL
I am very excited, tomorrow 5/31 is my twelfth birthday!!! Mom is overjoyed to be able to celebrate with me! I want to invite all of my friends to come celebrate with me, as you are all so very special. It’s been a touch-and-go month and mom wasn’t sure if I’d be here to celebrate. You’ve helped us through my journey with love, laughter and tears and I am deeply, deeply grateful. The best birthday gift is that of LIFE. Every day is a gift; cherish it.
Okay, enough of the serious talk. MOL! Let’s put on our pawty hats and dance like nobody’s watching! My good friends MEIKO and FRIDAY are hosting a wonderpurr pawty in Cat and Dog Plaza, and they both made me groovy celebration pictures that I’ve put up on my page. Thank you both!! Why, I feel like a kitten again!
WHOOOPS!!! I am a terrible brother. *giggles* My twin brofur Tigger is turning twelve as well. Happy birthday to my sweet brother, I love you so much!
Please join us in celebration! I love love LOVE you all!
*puts on a pawty hat, wraps a few leis around neck and shakes cute little tail feathers in the Happy Birthday Dance*
May 27th 2013 8:29 am
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May 27, 2013
This is something that I don’t want to have to tell you, but that I know you already know. I am telling you because I want you to hear it from me and to let you know I am not afraid.
I have cancer.
I know this is the most difficult, unimaginable thing for you to comprehend and for us to face together; however we are facing it together and I love you so much for holding my little paws throughout my journey. I saw you crying one month ago today, 4/27/13, when my doctor gave you my grave diagnosis. I sat and quietly watched you, knowing how much you love me. I in turn love you so much for helping me fight. I know it is hard to be strong, yet I feel your strength; which in turn gives me strength.
Although I will never get better, I know that you are doing the very best for me to keep me comfortable and happy, and that we are sharing the most wonderful of days together. Who knows for how long? Regardless, every day is a treasured gift.
I love you mom, thank you for taking care of me and never giving up. I believe in the power of love!
I love you always,
PS.. and to all of my friends in Catsterland, Happy Meowmorial Day! I love you all
May 22nd 2013 8:26 am
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I THINK SO! I beliEVE so! I have been feeling the Power of Love consistently and strongly for the last month since my cancer diagnosis. Many thanks, HQ, for honoring me as a DDP today and to all who read my diary and are holding my paws throughout my journey.
First off- I am doing really well with my Meloxicam. Mom thought I didn’t have much time after that very upsetting day. Dr. Pogrel beliEVEs as well… as he was the one that said, “I THINK YOU SHOULD TRY THIS”…. After he and mom agreed not to pursue cancer treatments that have little effect. Mom at first said no to the idea of treating me with Meloxicam! Thank goodness Dr. Pogrel coaxed her. The Meloxicam has kept me comfortable and I am almost my normal self. That combined with all of the love all over Catster, and the extra attention I’m getting at home.
Hug your family members tight and let them know how much you mean to them… my family is letting me know that they will not let me go without fighting this terrible disease that afflicts so many. My 12th birthday is in 9 days… I WILL be around to celebrate it and I hope that my friends are at my side to share my special day.
My beautiful flower that I wrote about in my previous diary entry is growing taller and stronger every day. It is a sign and I thank my dear SoulKitty AGGIE for bringing it to me. I love watching it grow and I promise to post pictures on my page when it opens. My best friend EBONY has kept me company every day too, watching my beautiful flower with me. I love you both!
Have a wonderful day, stay pawsitive and beliEVE! I love you all!
May 15th 2013 10:26 am
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I take so much comfort in pouring my thoughts out on paper. I want to share with my friends that my wonderful SoulKitty Guardian Angel AGGIE sent me a beautiful sign!
I know that she and my little sister Eve are in cahoots together in Heaven, doing what they can to make me happy. They sure are doing a great job! I am happy to know that they are the best of friends in Heaven; I love you both.
Yesterday mom noticed a gorgeous flower coming up, about to bloom right in front of my bedroom window, right in front of MY bed. The thing that is so special about this is that this is the first time ever that this plant has bloomed for us, it is called a Bird of Paradise. I know that Eve and Aggie helped make it grow and flourish so that I can enjoy it at my window. What makes it even more magical is that my bedroom is ….. on the SECOND floor! It is a very special flower, reaching high so that I can see it! I can’t wait to watch it open. I beliEVE!
TeeHeeHee… I’m not done yet either…. For it gets even better! My sweetest friend EBONY checks in on me EVERY day, asking how I am. And she invites me over every day to sit in the window and watch the birds. Well my sweet friend, the angels brought me a very special bird; a Bird of Paradise for us to watch together from our warm sunpuddle. I beliEVE!
Do you beliEVE?
May 14th 2013 7:18 pm
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Well… okay. Mom has ME eating out of her hand. *giggles* I am figuring out her routine. I picked at my tuna… so mom gave me Friskies chicken. I picked at that. So mom gave me kibbles. Well I picked at those too! This is our secret, dear Diary: I’m picking at my food so that she hand feeds me … CHICKEN! Mmmm yummy boiled chicken breast bites, gently heated, and all that I want. One piece at a time, until I have had my fill. I love my family and I know they love me, as I slowly savor each piece.
C’mon, mom. You can’t fool me. I am on to you. I KNOW you have chicken for me, so I’m holding out for the good stuff. So don’t worry if I don’t eat my Fancy Feast or my Royal Canin crunchies. I really don’t mind waiting for the goodies; I have your routine down!
I’ve lost some weight, but I still look as handsome as ever. Perhaps even more so! My strategy is paying off… mom took another ½ chicken breast out of the freezer to thaw tonight so that she can boil it for me with the yummy juice. MMMMM! (ssshhh… hoomans are such pushovers…)
Until next time dear Diary and friends. Do you beliEVE? I do. I love you all.
May 11th 2013 2:39 pm
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Meows to my friends!
It has been a few days since I've written, and I am very appreciative of the concerned and loving pmails I've received.
I am holding steady now; it has been 2 weeks since the awful diagnosis of my cancer. I'm comfortable and content and I know how loved I am!
Mom's biggest challenge is getting me to eat, as it is bothersome. At first it was tuna that I loved the most, today it seems to be chicken. Mom boiled chicken breast for me, shredded it and hand feeds me after trying to get me to eat breakfast and dinner as best as she can. MeoWOW! CHICKEN! My kingdom for chicken! I gobble it down, yet I do so slowly and carefully.
(Mom: GO POO, GO!!! Baby boy!!!)
Mom figured this out. And to try to explain in human terms... sometimes the 'junk food' is just SO much yummier! We've all been on very healthy diets and prescription diets (*sigh*... my family...MOL) so mom gave us all regular Friskies wet food, and we ALL went nuts! Me especially! To make a human comparison, it would be like feeding us tofu, broccoli and peas for so long, then to be served a burger and fries; well we went WILD! MOL! So mom is giving me anything ane everything I want. If it is yummy friskies, which is still very good, it's friskies I get! And with boiled chicken for dessert! mmmmmmm.....
we have our quiet times too. I gaze up at mom and purr, and open my mouth to meow out to her, and nothing comes out. My little voice is not working as much as it used to. But it is okay, I am loved and mom knows when I tell her I love her :)
Until later, dear diary. To all of the dedicated mommies out there taking care of us, happy mommy's day.
I love you all. Every day is a gift.
May 6th 2013 5:57 pm
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My SoulKitty and Guardian Angel Aggie taught me that every day is a gift.
The smallest most inconspicuous, often overlooked gifts are the most treasured. My family has learned throughout my journey that the most important things can be so easily taken for granted. Mom’s spirits were lifted high today after coming home to *ME* after work, for this morning I was coughing and struggling and fighting taking my medicine. She was leaky eyed all day at that place humans call ‘work’, and couldn’t wait to come home to me.
I truly beliEVE my medicine is making a huge difference for me! If it can prolong my life for as much as possible, we are all grateful and determined to fight.
My gifts to my family this EVEning:
I pranced up to mom, tail held high, and gazed at her with love and light!
I was eager to eat my dinner, and ate with gusto! Mom didn’t have to follow me around with my bowl tonight.
I followed mom around the house until she got my dinner ready... I love my family!
I am enjoying my kibbles, after having eaten my entire bowl of wet food! (I get chicken treats later!)
Do you beliEVE?
We beliEVE! My family is grateful for my humble gifts tonight. My gift to my friends is that of furever friendship, support and love.
Every day is a gift. Treasure every moment that you can. My family learned that from me and will never forget this.
Good night dear diary, until next time.
May 3rd 2013 11:26 am
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My BEAUTIFUL Guardian Angel Aggie Waggie whispered her love into my heart today! She is such a wonderful angel, watching over me and asking how I am doing. Here is what I had to say to her:
Thank you for checking up on me! It has brightened my day so much. I have been holding steady all week since starting my medicine. Mom is praying that this holding pattern will stick for a long time to come. I am still eating very slowly. Mom follows me around with my wet food bowl every time I walk away from it, and I eat again when she puts it in front of me. Silly food bowl following me! After wet food I really do enjoy my kibbles, and I come and go from my bowl for about a half hour ever morning and evening until I’ve had my fill. Mom sits with me the whole time. She noticed that it is easier for me to eat the larger kibbles, than the smaller ones. Maybe they’re easier for me to grab with my teeth? I am drinking and using the kitty box regularly. It looks like my weight is stabilized (beliEVE!!!). Dad reports in every day to mom, who is stuck at work, and he feeds me turkey treats. I ate a WHOLE slice yesterday!!! This morning I am enjoying sun puddles in dad’s office with him. Mom and dad are grateful for whatever days I enjoy.
Aggie, want to know two things? There is a reason that we were both picked as DDP’s together yesterday. We are SoulKitties! I know that was a sign that you sent to HQ, to be together on the Catster homepage (beliEVE!)
Want to know the other thing? This one gave mom goosebumps. Auntie Jeanette sent mom and dad a card yesterday in the mail, expressing her love for me, and know what? The card arrived without postage!!! (I know that was you that made it arrive!) beliEVE!
I love you my SoulKitty Guardian Angel.
Happy Air Paws,
Your loving Poo
*giggles at sticky sweet Air Paws covered with grape popsicle dust and catnip* …MOL!
May 2nd 2013 8:36 am
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MeoWOW!! I am a DDP along with a number of wonderful friends today! THANK YOU HQ! This has been a very difficult week, as today marks the one week anniversary of my cancer diagnosis. My friends coming together in love and support has helped boost my spirits tremendously as mom and dad fight to keep me comfortable and happy. This DDP honor is so much appreciated as I share my story and love throughout Catster with my friends! THANK YOU!!!
I send out a very hearty concats to my good good friends and fellow diary honorees today!
AGGIE MY GUARDIAN ANGEL (I LOVE YOU, sweet Aggie!)
Please stop by their pages and offer some loves!
We are purring and praying for our friends who are dealing with sickness as well.
BOB THE TOMATO is fighting the same cancer as I am
MAZIE, Hazel Lucy’s sister, is in need of expensive dental work
SAMOA has a mass in her abdomen that her mom fears is cancer
STRYDER has trouble going potty and needs purrs of comfort
SUGAR BEAR, my cousin at heart, has survived breast cancer TWICE
Please stop by their pages and offer some encouragement and much needed love.
Thank you for beliEVEing in me and loving me!
April 30th 2013 1:01 pm
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The smallest things make my family so happy... like me eating all of my breakfast!
Mom talked to Dr. Pogrel yesterday afternoon and he suggested Meloxicam. Mom at first said no, as neither she nor my doctor want to put me through treatments that might not work for me. But... Dr. P. said, I think you should try it....
So mom picked up my prescription. Meloxicam is for pain/inflammation. She gave me my first dose and I didn't even run and hide as I usually do. Well, dinner time rolled around, and I'd become.... my old self!! I was acting happy, tail up, eyes bright, wanting dinner! I ate and ate and ate! Granted I still eat very slowly, but I didn't jump away from my food bowl as I'd been doing. I even had turkey treats without spitting them out.
Meloxicam won't take away my cancer, but I sure am feeling more comfortable after taking it, and if it gives me one more week, one more month, one more year together with my family, then we are determined to make this work!
My good friend BOB THE TOMATO has the same problem; please purr for him too. I am going to tell him about my treatment; I hope it brings him and his family some relief and peace as well.
This morning I even mewed, rolled over and did Air Paws for mom. Small miracles!
I love my vet. And I love all of you. Thank you for loving me and for keeping my beautiful candles lit!
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