It has been a long time since I’ve talked to you. And, I am very belated with my entry regarding my beautiful husband Bear, who gained his Heavenly Wings last month. I was so deeply saddened and shocked when I heard the news that it took me some time to try to compose myself. There have been a lot of sweet friends traveling to the Bridge these days.
*bows head, says a little prayer and wipes tears*
Bear, I want you to know that I always have and always will love you forever. The day we met in BCCP among all of the fun antics and having made such great friends as a result will never be forgotten. Mom was really excited that your mom was the very first Catster human that she got to meet; what an amazing evening that was! And it has since snowballed and continues to snowball. Meeting Catsters is such fun! Well… I DO hide for a while until I determine that the humans are safe. Oh I am getting side tracked.
I know my wonderful hubby is watching over me, and I know that my brother Poo who recently journeyed to the Bridge is helping show him around and get used to his beautiful new wings. Sometimes I look up and see the stars twinkling just for me. Thank you both. I love my brother and my husband so much, and I miss you both terribly. I am proud to be married to a beautiful angel.
Until we meet again, my dear Bear, and my dear brother Poo. If you’d like to visit Bear’s page, here is the link:
I was quietly minding my own business snuggling with Tigger this morning, when mom came down with the Porta-Jail and *rudely* picked me up and shoved me into the Porta-Jail... ??!?!? WTC? Well I dug my heels in and I would NOT have anything to do with this nonsense, making it as difficult as possible for her to accomplish whatever it was that she was trying to accomplish. SHEESH! Humans... I don't get them...
So, after having been rudely awakened from a nice nap, I was put in the fast moving Big Porta-Thingy that transported me to the v.e.t. And did I ever express my disapproval and YOWL.
Mom met with the very nice vet-man today, who looked at my history and said, let's start with the ultrasound and see where we are at, and proceed with an alternate prescription food in case the stones are still there. *GLARES* at the old-former vet-man who wanted to cut me and make me have surgery! HISSS SPIT GROWL
I was very good, I even rolled around on the table flirting with him! (mom rolls eyes) He gave me an exam and said I looked very good for a middle aged lady of almost 7 years. *blush* So then he took me in the back, did this sound thing on my tummy and brought me back to mom (she could hear me expressing my disapproval from down the hallway MOL MOL)at which point he said, "Odie is stone free"
STONE FREE!!!!!!! Mom about jumped up and hugged the White Coat! NO STONES! We are elated, especially after having avoided nasty unnecessary surgery for the SECOND time! YIPPIEEE!
I still have yet to get the results of my urinalysis, which will be on Monday. Meantime, I will be on Royal Canin SO for the rest of my life, and that is just fine if it means NO! MORE! STONES!! Having stones once is not fun, having stones twice is really not fun!
May we all join together in a group of love so that I can express my appreciation and love to all! Thank you, my friends, for being with me throughout all of this. It has been a long road and it has not been easy... however it has been worth it to FIGHT! Don't ever give up... fight fight FIGHT!
Wishing you all good health, happiness and much love. I love you all....
Please furgive the redundancy of all of our diary entries; the big day has finally arrived, the day my family has been preparing for over the last 9 months. We are going to start our drive across the country very early tomorrow morning, Monday 10/18!
I must quickly say: THANK YOU ALL who celebrated my birthday with me on Friday! I apawlogize that I haven't been able to thank you all personally, I am going to make up for it somehow once we're settled. Thank you for making my day as special as you all are as my good friends!
Anyhoo... things have been slowly disappearing from our house, and now the house is completely empty except for our kitty things and a few mundane human things. Well, kitty things take priority, right?? At first we were confused, a little scared and hesitant to venture about, now we’re having a ball, racing about the house and playing.
We will be driving 2000 miles from Minneapolis to San Francisco and it will take 3 full days of driving. Mom and dad will be driving all 7 of us kitties and our doggie sisfur Berkeley in the huge “van conversion” MOL MOL MOL which we’ve dubbed “The Ark”. We have faith in the Ark bringing us safely home, and we have a crew of Angel Kitties flying high above us, guiding us safely home. To all of our angel friends, thank you for guiding us and surrounding us with the safety and peace of mind that we need. Dad spent lots of money on the van to be sure it is in tip top shape for our trip, and mom got each of us our own carrier so that there is no possibility of any of us escaping. The house is full of Feliway, and catnip and we’ve had Rescue Remedy put in our water as calming agents.
Mom even had a Reiki session done for us last night, to bathe us in healing energy and calmness. During the session, we were all very relaxed, purring and snoozing. We will do what we can to make this as easy as possible.
We will be camping out in the van, all of us together for 2 nights. *giggles* we thought it would be a challenge to sneak 7 cats and a dog into a motel… MOL! The idea of camping at KOA campgrounds offers some excitement and fun to the trip. We should be arriving on 10/20.
I’m afurraid my family and I will be going silent for a bit. To those that have our email and cell, we sure would love to hear from you, and mom will do her best to update you.
To all who have offered your purrs and prayers, we are sincerely grateful. My family and I love you all! We will see you on the other side, ready to celebrate and have fun again!