November 18th 2014 2:47 pm
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I'm happy that mom has given me some time to visit Catsterland & to paw out a long over-due diary. *purrs*
As I look around my Kingdom today, I am filled with gratitude. Mom has been able to spend her days off with us, Sampson is still hanging in there and even attempted to spar with me today. *grins..... felt like the ol' times* Nakita has regained her position as Queen after an attempted overthrow from our new addition, Whisper. And Muppet is just as healthy and sweet as ever.
As with any family, we had a few rough months where we endured some close calls and heavy losses. At the beginning of this year our mom fell ill. Those graveyard zombies had finally caught up with her, and the doc demanded that she get away quickly, or become one of them! She now manages the day shift and has been getting better.
Then August came around and it's still hard to meow about, but I will try because I know there are friends who wondered and asked about my buddy Turbo. Turbo disappeared one day in July and mom and I searched every morning and night for him. Food and water was still put out near his outdoor den that he had built for himself, but there were no sightings of him. He had disappeared in the past for days at a time, but was always found in our yard. He was always so happy to see mom and would kick in his turbo and actually zoom over to her. So cute!! Then August 3rd, my grandma had a stroke. :( Mom was in Las Vegas a lot at the hospital and still tried to work. But without fail every morning & night she would come get me and we would search for Turbo.
Here comes the hard part to paw out. Mid-day on August 10th, mom suddenly busted through the door! We were all confused but soon learned that she had received a phone call at her work, grandma had taken a turn for the worse and she needed to get to the hospital in Vegas asap. She was quickly packing a bag and extra bowls of food and water were put out for us. She ran out back to grab something and Nakita got out. When she went to retrieve her, she spotted Turbo! She was so happy and was quickly walking over to him, but it was sinking in that something wasn't right.
Turbo was oddly stuck in the fence, he was not there when we searched for him earlier that morning. How he was stuck seemed impossible for him to even be there! He was like a hot potato, mom could barely hold on to him to get him inside. She ran luke-warm water over his shell to try and cool him down, but he didn't move and didn't stick his head out. Mom started crying and panicking and brought him to me. At first I was so happy to see him!! I bent down and nudged him and meowed, "Hey buddy, there you are!" But then I slowly bent back down and looked in where I could see his head inside his shell, Turbo sadly had recently just crossed to the Bridge. I looked at mom who was intently watching me, I bellowed out three painful meows, "Mom, Turbo's gone!!" I got up and retreated to the master bedroom, I laid on mom's bed just devastated and wouldn't even respond to mom. Bawling, mom had to leave for Las Vegas.
While mom was in Vegas with grandma and family, her friend/co-worker died in a car accident. On August 19th mom made the decision to let grandma cross over peacefully. Then we learned that my precious Catster friend, Stormy, journeyed to the Bridge on Aug 22nd. :( The days became a blur of chaos and grief, we all tried to comfort mom. Lots of different company came and went, and the next thing I knew Whisper was in our spare bedroom. Whisper was grandma's cat, but we already knew each other from the cat rescue we both were at years prior. Nakita & Whisper still have their moments, but for the most part Whisper has adjusted well to being here. Auntie M is considering giving her a permanent home in California, but for now I look out for Whisper and make sure she's safe and happy.
Now things have settled down and Thanksgiving is approaching. And I once again want to say how grateful I am that Queen Nakita, Princess Muppet, Whisper and myself are all happy and healthy. Sampson has his bad days, but also has his good ones. Mom is feeling better too and finally her days off are once again spent cuddling & playing with us. :)
I know we've missed a lot of good times and sad ones here in Catsterland. I hope this Thanksgiving finds every-fur as well as can be and lots of things to be grateful for. ~Sorry this was so long, and I didn't write it for sympathy, just to let everyone know what's been going on.~
Headbonks, Purrs & Love
*also grateful that Catster has worked so hard to exterminate most of the icky fleas*
August 5th 2009 3:18 pm
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First of all I want to wish my lovely STORMY a very Happy 5th Birthday!! Hope your day was special my StormCloud! *hugs*
Next, I want to apologize to my sis Muppet for busting on to her movie set while she was filming the next scene for her up-coming mousie rescue movie! *rolls eyes and giggles*
I couldn’t help it though as something, and I wasn’t quite sure what, was bothering me every time I attempted to walk! I busted in to see if any fur could please help me, and to my horror the entire film crew started giggling and filming me! whatever!!
As nonchalant as I tried to be about the situation, my furmates eventually spotted my dilemma and rushed in to try and help! They were giggling, “Dude! Hold still! You have a straw stuck to your belly!” A straw??? Mol!
Once again Muppet, I apologize for ruining your filming day and for plowing over you at one point! And oh yea, mom edited you out of the video! Yep, today I was the star! You don‘t believe me? Look HERE* *scampers off snickering before Mupps can catch him*
Headbonks and Purrs,
July 23rd 2009 6:06 pm
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Mom's had my video of me set up in my room for awhile now. We've watched it many times with no problems. But today, the day I mention the video in my diary entry called 'achievement', we no longer seem to be able to view it for more than a few seconds??
What is up with that, may I ask? Purrhaps it's just our silly slow computer and every other fur can view the entire thing? I hope HQ listens to Hazel Lucy and revs up a technical support blog, because then I can ask if they know why these things happen. :)
And oh, speaking of slow dial up computers........... mom received a disconnect notice for our phone service today! Do you want to know what the reason they stated was? It was for not paying the amounts due for HIGH SPEED INTERNET SERVICE that they NEVER provided!! MOL! Where's the irony in that? We want it, we can't have it, but we can pay for it? Aaargh! Life is just too comical for humans sometimes! Hee, hee!
I'm going back now to my good dreams of one day having high speed internet service......... a speed buggy to zip around Catsterland in!! :)
Until next time,
Headbonks & Purrs,
*blows another kiss to Stormy - giggles*