December 31st 2009 3:09 pm
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I am still in shock. I just learned that Harry joined his two wonderfur brofurs Zack and Riley at the Rainbow Bridge today. My whole furmily and I are in shock. Please send Harry's furmily your love and support. Zack went to the Bridge on May 16, 2009 and Riley went to the Bridge on December 7, 2009. This sweet furmily has more heartaches than a furmily should have to experience. Godspeed sweet Harry. You and your whole furmily are in our hearts and purrs and prayers.
December 26th 2009 10:04 am
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Meowmy thought she could make it back to my diary on Christmas Day but she wasn't able to do so. So much went on. Our day was furry full. Meowmy started the morning off with serving the delicious French Toast casserole to my brofur Jim and his girlfuriend Donna and to Jim's son Jimmy and his beautifur bride of two years... Amy. They had some very nice fellowship and a relaxed family moment before the "frenzy" began. After they had breakfast, Jimmy and Amy went home to prepare for the family Christmas gathering. Jim, Donna, my day and meowmy began preparing the delicious smelling food to take to Jimmy's. They baked ham and a turkey and would you believe that NONE of them would give us a bite. How rude. It smelled so delicious. Jim helped Meowmy and made the deviled egges. Meowmy says she doesn't know what he did but they were some of the best she has effur eaten. Meowmy put the potato salad together. Effurything smelled wonderpurr.
It was a VERY rainy day. Actually miserable, according to my meowmy. When they got ready to head out to Jimmy's, they had to put plastic over all the pawresents and food. They had the car totally packed to the brim. My pawrents did not get home until night and Jim helped my meowmy get her router hooked back up so that they can use all the catputers... my dad has a dinosaur and slow one and Meowmy had a laptop, in addition to the main catputer. It seems that when our DSL went out.... I don't know what DSL is and Meowmy WON'T tell me... she always spells it. How rude! Anyway, when the DSL guy fixed our phone and DSL lines, Meowmy thought that maybe her router was still working but the ol' gal did not know how to get it back up and running. Thank goodness for her catputer guru son Jim.
Speaking of Jim, I want to give a praise report on him. He had a CT scan recently... before he went back to the lung specialist. His appointment with the lung specialist was on December 23rd. Jim got both good and "iffy" news about his condition. The GOOD news is that the lungs are clear of the fungus! The "iffy" news is that he DOES have some scaring. We don't really know what that means for Jim down the road. His treatment with the antifungal will go on for another 6 or so months as the bone involvement takes much longer to cure. So, he is to return for another report on his progress with the fungus attacking his bones. He is still short winded but that may be the result of the scaring. The OTHER issue they found was that Jim has kidney stones waiting to "surprise" him and a cyst on his kidney that must be watched. Given the prognosis a few months back of terminal cancer, we are so very thankful and grateful to have gotten such wonderpur news about Jim. Thank you to effuryone who has prayed for my human brofur. Please continue to remember him in those purrs and prayers... but know he has come a long way into becoming more healthy.
My meowmy says she wants to apologize to effuryone who we have not contacted this Christmas season. She has been overwhelmed this whole year. In addition to the 12 of us kitties and 2 doggies, Meowmy has 5 grown children and 14 grandchildren. This keeps her time furry busy and shopping for the crew this year was really a job. We did not even decorate our home until a few days before Christmas and that was only minimal this year. We did not end up putting up a tree. Meowmy says she thinks it upset the whole furmily but next year she will do better.
Today, we got to open a package from Auntie Barbi, Cocoa and all the kitties. They gave us two bags full of mice, balls and catnip toys, Pounce treats, a stocking with Karisma's daddy Monte's picture inserted in it and a reindeer teaser. I can see Meowmy having fun with us on with it. Meowmy got a beautifur silver plated Christmas ornament from Auntie Barbi. It is a cute cat peeking out of a watering can. You can put a picture of one of us inside it. I wonder who will be chosen to go in the ornament?
I want to thank all my furiends again for the rosettes, pmails, messages, comments and love.
My rosettes and gifties were so appreciated.
On the 15th, Nekko sent me a purrty snowflake. He said, "Thank you Hooch fur the Jingle Bell's and beautiful plaque. You are great !! Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!! Love & Purr's, Nekko"
Jarvis and his pawsome furmily sent me some fun jingle bells. They said, "Meowy Christmas & Happy New Year! Don't know about you but we are glad to see 2009 go. Here's to a happy, healthy 2010! Love, Jarvis & furmily" Jarvis, my meowmy has said the same thing. We will be happy to see 2009 go away. We pray for a better 2010 for all our furiends and for our furmily, too.
On the 16th, Shelly Sue sent me a stocking with an image attached inside but when I tried to view it, I was told the image had been removed. But Shelly Sue said, "LOTS OF LOVE, SHELLY SUE" *scratches head in wonder of what he missed*
On the 17th, the awesome angel Navin R. Johnson-Davis sent me a purrty rainbow rosette. He said, "Congratulations Hooch on your DDP! My mommy immediately collapsed into a fit of giggles upon viewing your new profile picture.....She wants to smooch on you. I just thought you should know that. Hee heeee! All my love, Navin R. Johnson-Davis" You know, Navin, my whole furmily did the same thing. It was giggle city around here.
On the 18th, Edgar and his pawsome furmily sent my furmily and me some purrty jingle bells. They said, "Wishing you and your loved ones a Holiday Season filled with comfort and joy. purrrrrrrrs, Edgar, Emily Felicity, Gabby & Lucy"
On the 21st, Alfie and his very special furmily sent my furmily and me a big Gingerbread Man. They said, "Dear Hooch & family, What would Christmas be without peace and joy and gingerbread men and angels and friends like you? May your holidays be filled with happiness and health, good cheer, and the precious warmth of family together. We love you~"
Curly sent my furmily and me a purrty snowflake. He said, "Dear Hooch, Thank you very much for the pawesome Christmas stocking, the concatulatiions on my DDP honor, & holiday wishes! You are a very thoughtful kitty! I wish you and your furlmily the best Christmas & New Year efur! Love & purrs, Curly"
Mouser sent me a beautifurr snowflake. He said, "WISHING ALL MY FRIENDS A MERRY CHRISTMAS XOXOXOXO MOUSER"
On the 22nd, my supportive and purring furiend Rusty and his furmily sent me a big Gingerbread Man. They said, "Thanks for all the great gifts, Hooch! You and your Mom are the best. Have a very Merry Christmas. Rusty and family"
On the 23rd, my sweet and special angel Belle sent me a big Gingerbread Man. She said, "Happy Christmas Hooch. I hope Santa Paws brings you lots of pressies. Love you!!" I LOVE you, Belle. Thank you for being my special and most loved furiend and for all the purrs and angel dust you have shared with me to help me get better.
My sweet Calamity sent me a big piece of Mistletoe. She said, "To my OH SO HANDSOME Mr. Santa Paws!! *bats her lashes* I hope you have a very Happy CHRiSTMAS, WONDERPURR HOLIDAY SEASON and FANTASTICK NEW YEAR!! I Love you!!! AND knowing that you are stable health wise makes this THE BEST CHRISTMAS EVER" My undying love to you, Calamity.
Sox sent me a beautifur big Deck the Howls!! She said, "Merry Christmas Hooch" Sox is the sisfur of a special angel furiend named Garfield.
Harry and his pawsome furmily sent me a nice snowman. They said, "Hooch & family - Thank you so much for the sweet Christmas card you sent us! We love it! It is displayed with the rest of our Christmas cards for everyone to see - our friends will love seeing Santa Hooch! Lots of love, Harry, Albie, & Fam"
Ozzy and Harriet sent my furmily and me a purrty snowflake. They said, "We want to wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! meowy christmouse! ozzy and harriet"
Angel Ava Corrine and her wonderpurr furmily sent my furmily and me a cute lil' snowman. They said, "Wishing you and your families a Happy Holiday Season. May you all feel loved and safe! Kisses and Squishes!!! Love, Ava and Family!"
On Christmas Eve Day,Oliver and Dewey sent my furmily and me a snappy snowman. They said, "Dewey an' I wishes yu, yer furmily an' hoomanies da most WUNNERFUL Christmas an' nuttin' but laffter an' joy in 2010! We luvs yu so furry mush an' yu makes da sun shines bwiter ebbery day since we meeted yu on Catster!! PUrrrrrs..."
My precious furiend Mercy and her beautifur furmily sent me a furever emerald. They said, "Happy holidays to all of you! We just wanted you to know furever that you have one of the best typists around! We are enternally grateful. Enjoy your Christmas tree jewel! Love, Mercy and family" Mercy and furmily, thank you and know you have the furry best Catster pages effur. Your meowmy and you are all so talented. We treasure our furiendship with you.
Soc and his mommy sent me a furry nice snowman. They said, "Hooch you have been such a wonderful friend to me this year everyone at my house just loves you to bits,have a fantastic christmas,Love always Soc and mommyxx" Soc, my purrs are always with you.
Merlin and his sweet furmily sent my furmily and me some fun jingle bells. They said, "Hooch, Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year from all of us to all of you! Purrs & Breeps, Merl & family"
On Christmas Day, Riley and Skippy sent my furmily and me a Christmas stocking. They said, "Merry Christmas Hooch and to your family. We love you! Purrs, Riley and Skippy"
The precious furmily of some wonderful angels named Scooter, SooLing and Lola sent me a Christmas stocking. They said, "We love your Santa Hooch photo! Merry Christmas to you and your family, Hooch, and all the best in the new year. We hope Santa fills your stocking to overflowing with love, happiness and good health. love and purrs, Scooter, SooLing and Lola"
THANK YOU for the greetings and love.
Tonight my furmily and I got a big Gingerbread Man from Cocoa and his pawsome furmily. They said, "Dear Hooch & Family~ Thank You purrry much fur all of the wonderful Catmas pressies and fur making our Holiday special... Meowmy would also like to send you a warm thanks. Wishing all of you a Happy & Blessed 2010! Love~ Cocoa & Family"
December 25th 2009 4:58 am
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Well, it has been 10 days since my meowmy has allowed me any catputer time. I am slightly miffed but I must forgive her as she has been busy with Christmas to-do lists and wrapping and all that goes along with this season.
My whole furmily and I would Like to wish everyone safe, loved-filled and Merry Christmas today. I want to purrsonally thank all of my friends for the many purrs, prayers, gifties, comments, pmails and love that I have received throughout my year of various illnesses. I will treasure each one of you for the support. Without each of you, I don't know how my meowmy would have gotten through it. I cherish and love each of you more than I can put into words.
My meowmy has promised me that she will allow me to finally get to my most recent gifties and I will mention each one later today. But, to each who sent me gifties, pmails and comments since my last diary, I do thank you.
Until later this afternoon, MERRY CHRISTMAS from Santa Hooch!
December 15th 2009 5:59 am
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I have decided that I MUST take applications for a new typist. It seems that yesterday my pawrents had promised my furless aunt to come to Greenville, SC where she lives and help her strip wallpaper, repair a wobbly table, paint the bathroom where they stripped the wallpaper and then put a backsplash behind her new stove, microwave, and counter top... guess what? Well, they did NOT finish. Can we say biting off more than they can chew? They will have to go back to do the backsplash area. Serves them right for leaving us. Pfffffttt. WAIT! Uh oh! This means they will be gone yet another day. Oh no.
When they arrived home, they had to hurry over to give Kara her graduation present. Kara's other grandparents, mother, younger sisfur and my pawrents went in together to give her a camera, lens, camera bag, memory cards and a few other items. You see, Kara wants to get into something in the criminal justice end... she has watched too many CSI's. My pawrents arriving home so late pushed the celebration to almost 9:45 last night. We kitties think our pawrents need to stay home with us today... ALL DAY!
I will get my purrsonal thank-yous out today IF my typist can manage to hang around long enough to help me. She had better. And she needs to get our Christmas pages up, too. I know I am paying her way too much for this slack service she has been providing me lately.
December 14th 2009 5:40 am
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After my meowmy cut our catputer off last evening, I received more concats for my DDP honor. I found these thoughtfur gifts and some more funny comments this morning when Meowmy let me get on the catputer. Thank you so much for the sweet thoughts and concats. I will write a proper thank you this evening AFTER my meowmy returns from Greenville. She and my dad are helping strip my human aunt's bathroom wallpaper. I wonder why she put it up only to take it back down? Humans do silly things. Even my own pawrents are doing the same thing in our home. All the wallpaper is being stripped and they are painting. Seems like a waste of time to me to put it up and then take it back down a few years later. Goofy humans.
Hopefully, my pawrents will return in time for me to write... and some of my siblings are behind in their thank-yous, also. We really do need a new and reliable typist. I will be taking applicants soon for this position.
This morning, I found lovely gifties from ~
My pawsome co-DDP honoree - Hannah and her precious furmily aka the Texas Wild Bunch sent me a purrty snowflake. They said, "Wishing you a "howling" good time as a Daily Diary Pick today, Hooch. Keep up the pawsome writing!
Love & hugs, Hannah and the Texas Wild Bunch"
Pumpkin and his sweet furmily sent me a big piece of mistletoe. They said, "Sending lots of mistletoe wishes and lots of kitty hugs fur getting DDP today...sorry were late but our computer has had some flea's in it! MOL Hope you enjoyed your day and we are so proud to call you our furiend!!! woohoo....congrats Hooch!!" Now, where is Calamity? I need a smooch!
Lucy and her furmily sent me a beautifur snowflake. They said, "Concats on your Daily Diary Pick! Hope you had a great day with lots of loving! love, Lucy and family"
Aryeh and his pawsome furmily sent me a beautifur Christmas stocking. They said, "Concatulations on being a diary pick today!! We are so happy for you! Love Aryeh and family"
Riley sent me a nice blue ribbon. He said, "Thank you's for the jingle bells, so much fun to jingle jingle jingle all the way. Here is a blue ribbon to wear to celebrate your DDP yesterday. Enjoy. Purrs, Riley
11:30 PM EST ~
Nina and her sweet sisfur sent me a beautifur, big Christmas Tree. They said, "Meowy Catmas from Victor and Jelybean. I hope things agoing well for ya. P-mail me over the holidays and we can chat more. xoxo. J and V"
Joey sent me a nice blue ribbon. He said, "Dear Hooch, Thank you so much for the bell and your kind wishes. Your Pal, Joey"
December 13th 2009 6:33 am
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I woke up to learn that I am a DDP honoree today. Thank you Catster HQ and Diary Gal. I am honored. I am joined by two sweet furiends in this honor. Please concatulate Hannah and Joey.
Also, please give Hannah and her sweet furmily your love and prayers as her beloved brofur Riley went to the Bridge. Our hearts are deeply saddened for them.
And Joey was recently found to have cancer and is currently taking chemo. He had his first one. Please send Joey and furmily your purrs and prayers.
My pawrents were not home much of yesterday. You see, my pawrents first grandchild graduated from college yesterday. They got all of us up at 5:30 AM to eat. My pawrents had to leave at 6 AM for the drive to see Kara graduate. All this week my meowmy has been backing up my insulin shots because she had to get me on a schedule where I could get my normal 9 AM insulin shot at 6 AM. Well, because of all the EARLY to-do going on, I was catfused and I had not eaten enough of my food to receive my insulin so you know what that means... yes... a FF. I was not a happy camper as my meowmy was forcing food down my throat at such an early hour. Pfffffttttt. This morning, I made sure that I had eaten. Now we are reversing the time change for my insulin. Humans can be so trying at times in their demands on us! Too bad they can't be as purrfect as we are. MOL.
Today, my pawrents are preparing some covered dishes to take to the graduation celebration. Kara graduated with her boyfuriend of about 4 years and his pawrents live about an hour away from us. They are hosting a pawty for Kara and Frank today and so my pawrents will be gone yet another day. Right now my meowmy told me she has to go and make her covered dishes to take to the pawty but she has promised me that she will allow me to check my diary messages later today. It is a tough life being a cat and unable to do our own diaries without the help of our slack typists.
10:30 PM EST ~
Well, hiss and spit. I thought my meowmy would never get around to helping me. Is seems that they celebrated the day away at the graduation pawty for Kara and her boyfuriend Frank.
Angel Wanda and her wonderpurr furmily sent me a furry nice snowman. They said, "Congrats my friend on your daily diary pick win today! Love ya, Wanda, Norman and all of the rest of the herd from Texas"
My furiend Angel Sir Sonny Bono and his cute sisfurs sent me a lovely Christmas stocking. They said, "Catgrats Hooch on being a DDP! Hope you enjoy the day, we just wanted to say Merry Christmas too and we love you, Angel Sonny and my silly sisfurs Presley & Paris ~"
Tate sent me a delicious Gingerbread Man. He said, "Woohoo Hoochie Coochie!!!! Congrats on being DDP of the day again You deserve it my friend, you are an awsome fur friend and you so deserve to be in the spotlight I hope you are feeling better, and momcat too!!! Have a sparkling day! Tate"
Kibbles and his wonderpur furmily sent me a cute snowman. They said, "Congratulations Hooch on your DDP today Sunday, Dec. 13, 2009. Hope you have a Wonderful Day. Enjoy the spot light my good friend. Love, Kibbles, Francis, and Yoda"
Jerry and his sweet furmily sent me a fun football. They said, "Congrat's Hooch on being a DDP !! Have a ball furiend ! Love& Purr's & Wag's, Jerry & Family"
Hannah sent me some jingle bells. She said, "Congratulations Hooch! We're sharing DP honors today! Don't feel bad sweetie, I'm just as behind as you, maybe we can co-hire a temp to get caught up. Have a fun day today. Love, Hannah" I loved sharing the diary honors page with you, sweet Hannah.
Baxter sent me a delicious cup of Hot Cocoa. He said, "Congrats on being a DDP!! This is an honor for me to congratulate you. *I beat Rusty here!!* Let's celebrate with this hot cocoa and talk about Catmus! I'm an indoor cat now, so this is all new to me. Baxter"
Snowflake and his sweet furmily sent me a handsome snowman. They said, "Concatulations on being a diary pick, Hooch! Have a super duper day!! Love, Snowflake and family"
Mine and effuryone's special furiend Angel Calvin sent me some wonderpur jingle bells. He said, "I'm ringing bells at the bridge today in honor of your diary pick! Way to go - have a pawsome day in the diary spotlight." I hear you, Calvin. Know home much I love you!
Aedan sent me a purrty Christmas stocking. He said, "Hi Hooch! Concats on being named DDP!!!"
Kaci Sunshine and Mittens sent me some fun jingle bells. They said, "Congratulations on DDP today! Hugs, Kaci & Mittens"
Soc and his wonderpur furmily sent me a cool snowman. They said, "Concats Hooch sweet friend on your special day, here is a snowman for you to have fun wiff,we love you Hooch,have a wonderful day, Love always Soc , mommy and the Britt Kittsxx"
Oliver and Dewey sent me a purrty snowflake. They said, "HEPPY DDP!!!! Hope yu haz fun sellebratin'!!"
Ginnger sent me a big Gingerbread Man. He said, "Wow Hooch! You are quite the writer. You've got that diary gal wrapped around your paw! MOL. Concats on another DDP. Enjoy this gingerbread man, hopefully you won't have any more FF if you keep some of these on hand! Purrs & hugs,Ginngie" (((Ginngie))) I purr and pray for you effury day and night, Ginngie. Love you, dear furiend.
My sweet Angel furiend Mr. Sam sent me some nice jingle bells. He said, "Concats on being a DDP today Hooch!! WooHoo!! Have a great day! hugs, mr sam"
Jasmine and her precious furmily sent me some cute jingle bells. They said, "Concats on DDP!!! It is great to see you in da limelight!!! We love you!!! Love always, Jazzy, Isabelle Love, Pumkin Pooh and Blue xoxoxox"
Cocoa and his sweet furmily sent me a handsome snowman. They said, "Dear Hooch~ Sending you a big catgrats on your DDp honor today. We hope that you have a super fun day celebrating! Love~ Cocoa & Co. xoxo"
Karma Kitty and her sweet furmily sent me a purrty Christmas stocking. They said, "Hi Hooch, We send BIG CONCATS on your DDP today. We just now checked on the site today. We also hope you are feeling better. Remember we adore you. Love, Karma, Punkin, Charlie, Bobbi & Shelly"
Beautifur Angel Lola sent me some nice jingle bells. She siad, "I'm with Calvin, ringing bells in your honor for being a DDP today, Hooch. Congratulations! I'm ringing bells every day for good health for you, Hooch... ringing and purring! (Angels can do that, you know.) xoxox, Lola" Wow, Lola, you and Calvin surely are making some joyful noise.
Muppet sent me a cute snowman. She said, "Congrats again sweet Hooch on being chosen as a DDP! *hugs* Congrats to your parent's grandchild too on her graduation from college! Lots of Purrs & Luv, Lil' Muppet & Family xoxo"
To make matters much worse for me, I received some nice gifties since my last diary entry that my meowmy has allowed me to miss mentioning. I tell you... my typist needs to get her act together... or else... I think I need to have a "chat to chat" with her...
On the 7th, Eddy sent my furmily and me a purrty snowflake. She said, "Thank you Hooch fur the Santy Paw's and Plaque. You are so sweet !! We love you and your family so furry much. Here's some of our snow for you to play in. Have a great day !
Love & Purr's, Eddy"
On the 9th, Miss Mittens sent my furmily and me a lovely snowflake. She said, "Thank you dear furiend for the congrats on my DDP! Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas! Hugs, Miss Mittens (a/k/a Squeaky Voice)" Squeak on for many years, dear furiend.
And Princess sent my furmily and me a beautifur heart... just like hers. She said, "Thank you and your family for the power of the paw, we always know we can count on you for support, it means so much to us. Love Princess" Please remember Princess in your daily purrs and prayers.
On the 11th, Mr. Sam sent my furmily and me a beautifur Christmas stocking. He said, "I love you and your family right back Hooch! Many purrs and thanks to you all for sending me a rosette and celebrating me being a DDP today! hugs and love, mr sam"
On the 12th, Rusty sent me a Deck the Howls!! He said, "Hey Hooch! Do you like to climb trees? I did when I lived outside. Have a great Christmas season!! Rusty" I don't remember, Rusty. I was a little fur when I wound up at the pound and a nice couple adopted me. I have always loved to climb around inside our home, however.
And Mouser sent me some nice jingle bells. He said, "shot out to my friend how are you doing mouser"
Can you believe that my meowmy allowed me to fall behind... yet again? She is getting too slack... or is it overworked? Hmm, thoughts to ponder.
It is too late for my purrsonal thank yous tonight but my meowmy will try to help me tomorrow... AFTER she gets home. She and my dad are driving to Greenville, SC to help my dad's sisfur strip wallpaper in her bathroom. Like, isn't there enough to strip at our home? I will never understand humans. Furless beings can be catfusing fur sure. Meowmy says it is a 3 plus hour drive round trip. I think Meowmy needs to stay home more and take care of things here.
I do want to thank all of my sweet furiends for all the gifties, pmails, comments and support. *blows kiss*
December 6th 2009 6:39 am
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Pffffffttttt! After I pawed my diary yesterday, my meowmy got too busy to help me anymore. She muttered something about cleaning litter boxes and getting ready to go to a Christmas pawty out of town and then to my dad's high school Christmas dinner. Do you know that Meowmy would not help me anymore yesterday. I really don't like the way Meowmy allows HER agenda to get in the way of my agenda. This is kitty ABEWSE! Meowmy did not get in until late, time for my shots, at least. Then, her tummy gave her fits. Meowmy used to suffer from IBS (I think it is like my IBD) but has not had problems with that for years... UNTIL last night. So, I guess I must forgive her for not helping me after she came in.
I want to thank all my sweet furiends for the pmails and gifties for my DDP honor yesterday. And AGAIN, I really want to thank each and effury single furmily for all the prayers for me this year. Meowmy says that she knows that without the love and support of each of you, I would not have done as well as I have. It was indeed a long and painful year for me but I am as good as I will get now. My doc doc says I will need to be on the current meds (insulin, potassium, Ursodiol and Denamarin) for the rest of my life but Meowmy says that is a small price to pay to have her Tugboat Hooch in her life. Thank you all for loving me through my rough year.
My gifties that I received yesterday after my pawing of my diary were ~
Aedan sent me a purrty snowflake. He said, "Concats on being DDP Hooch!!!"
Mercy and her precious furmily sent me a purrty snowflake. They said, "Congrats on being a diary pick, Hooch! We think you can write your own book of medical terminology. Continued purrs to you always! Love, Mercy and family"
Vincent and his precious furmily sent me a yummy Blue Frosted Cupcake. They said, "conats on feeling better and ddp!"
Teebo and Callie sent me a delicious shrimp. They said, "Hooch, Concats on being a DDP! Celebrate by enjoying some extra love and attention. Here's a shrimpie you can snack on to avoid a FF. Purrs, Teebo and Callie"
Soc and his precious furmily sent me a purrty snowflake. They said, "Hooch my friend, concats on another ddp, have a wonderful day buddy but please promise me you will go have something to eat, we dont want you to get poorly especially now that santa will soon be here, love you sweet guy, soc and familyxx"
Kitty Pryde and Indiana sent me a fun snowflake. They said, "Wooowwwweeeee!!! Concats on being a Diary Pick Hootch!!!! We hopes ya likes snowflakies! We nevfur seen them here, but Mommy said they be goods to catch on yr tongue MOL! Hugs! Kitty and Indy"
Jaffa and his precious furmily sent me a delicious shrimp. They said, "Hoochie Boy! Concats on being DDP, great that you are so much better but you and your family are still firmly on our daily purr list. Big (manly) love Jaffa and family XXXX"
Binx sent me a delicious fun Mousie. She said, "Concatulations Hooch for being the DDP! Here is a mouse to keep you company so that you will get hungry enough after playing with it to eat it. MOL! Keep up the good work of getting better. You can do it!"
Chef Rooster and his sweet furmily sent me a yummy shrimp scampi. They said, "Concats on DDP Tug Boat Hooch! Chef made his famous scampi just for you to enjoy! You have a purrfectly great day our sweet friend! Purrs and Love Chef Rooster & Clowder"
My sweet brofur-in-law Poo and his precious furmily sent me a Holy Cross. They said, "concats on your DDP win, handsome sweet brofur in law! We love you!" You all know Poo's sisfur Lily, aka the Q-tip Queen, who drives around in her pumpkin.
Oliver and his precious furmily sent me a lovely blue ribbon. They said, "The bell family wanna congratulate you on being voted DDP: have a grrr-eat day and loadsa fun: oodles of love hugs n purrs xoxox"
Muppet and her wonderfur furmily sent me a purrty snowflake. They said, "Congrats on being chosen as a DDP, sweet Hooch! Happy to see that your fructosamine levels are normal! Hurray! Hope you have a wonderful day & don't have to have any icky ff's! Hugs & Luv, Lil' Muppet & Family xoxo"
Tate sent me a beautifur snowflake. He said, "Hi Hooch, Congrats on being DDp of the day Hope you had a great day and Happy Holidays to you and your family. Keep staying healthy! Love, Tate" Please send Tate your loving purrs. His sisfur Tonka went to the Bridge on December 4, 2009 and Tate and his furmily really miss Tonka and are deeply saddened.
Xena Princess and her sweet furmily sent me a purrty blue ribbon. They said, "CONGRATS to you Hooch you deserve it!!! hope you had lots of fun being in the limelight today!"
Harry and his wonderfur furmily sent me a purrty heart.They said, "Yay Hooch! We are so glad to hear that you are doing so well! Keep up the pawsome work! We love you! Happy purrs, Harry, Albie, and Family"
Casey sent me a yummy shrimp.They said, "Dear Hooch: A big congrats dear friend on being DDP today(does happydance around the computer)! We hope you get extra cuddles, hugs & kisses on your special day! Enjoy the yummy shrimp & your day in the spotlight sweet Hooch! Love, Casey"
Sweet Angel Baby sent me a purrty snowflake. She said, "Congrats Hooch on your DDP. Also happy to hear you are doing well, keep that up....Purrs and hugs, Baby"
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Sweet Angel Tonka sent me a beautifur furever crown. She said, "Thank you Hooch and family for caring about my beautiful girl Tonka. We are so blessed to have so many pawsome friends on here. Thank you! Love, Tonka and momcat" Very sad earthly goodbyes were said to Tonka on December 4th. She has been a sweet and special furiend. I will miss you, dear angel furiend. I love you.
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Sampson Silver Dollar and his sweet furmily sent me a beautifur snowflake. They said, "Here's a belated Concats for your DDP yesterday. We hope it was a pawtastic one! Best Purrs, Sampy & Gang"
Joey sent me a purrty snowflake. He said, "Dear Hooch, Thank you so much for your kindness to me. I love this family and am going to try very hard to be here a long time! Your Pal, Joey" Please add Joey to you purr list. He has found out some unwanted news about his health. He is a new member of a pawsome furmily. Read about his story in his diary and on his page and please spare some purrs for Joey.
And last but definitely not least, I learned tonight that a sweet furiend Riley is going to have to make his Bridge journey tomorrow. I am deeply saddened by this news. I had so hoped Riley would rally and be better. Please send your love and purrs to Riley and his furmily. My heart just keeps on hurting with all the losses of such sweet furiends. 2009 has been a very sad one for us... so many furiends had to leave us.
December 5th 2009 6:32 am
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OMC, thank you Catster HQ and Diary Gal. *winks* I am honored today to be one of the DDP honorees. Along with me is a sweet furiend Chai Latte-Capone who was chosen as a DDP! CONCATS to you, Chai!
I am doing okay but Meowmy is awaiting me eating a little more this morning or else I will have to have a FF. I don't want that so I must list my concats and then go think about eating before I have no choice in the matter and wind up with a FF.
Angel Wanda and her precious furmily sent me a purrty snowflake. They said, "Congrats on your daily diary pick win today! Hope you have a terrific week-end, the vet's office is closed on week-ends...right? Love ya, Wanda, Norman and all of the rest of the herd from Texas" This is a precious furmily to us and furry dear furiends. We have been good furiends since our furmily joined Catster and I am thankful for this precious furmily being such special furiends since the "get-go" as my meowmy says.
Kibbles and his wonderfur furmily sent me a purrty snowflake. They said, "Sat. Dec. 5, 2009 Concats on you DDP today. Have a Fantastic Day Hooch. Enjoy your big day. Love, Kibbles, Francis, & Yoda"
Jasmine and her precious furmily sent me a purrty blue ribbon. He said, "Concats on DDP!!! We are so happy you are doing well!!! Yay!!! Love always, Jazzy, Isabelle Love, Pumkin Pooh and Blue xoxoxox"
Newman sent me a purrty snowflake. He said, "Congrats on being a diary pick. The Diary Gal must like medical lingo jingo cause it sure sounded complicated to me! Have a pawsome day!" Newman provides his furmily with lots of fun and challenging times. He is a cool cat.
Eddy and her wonderfur furmily sent me a purrty snowflake.They said, "Congrat's Hooch on being a DDP again! Way to go ! We are so glad you're doing ok. Those vampires must have enough by now anyway's. Here is some snow fur you. It's just starting to fall outside my house. Have a great day. Love Eddy & Family"
Angel Macallan and his sweet furmily sent me a beautifur snowflake.They said, "*swoops in, sprinkling angel dust over Hooch & his furblings* ConCats Hooch on being named DDP!! I'm keeping a watch over you & your furmily... Much love...from me & my furmily, Macallan" I never see Mac that I don't think of the brave hero who I was honored to call my furiend. And I see the water works start in my meowmy's eyes. We love you, Mac. We will never forget you.
Karma Kitty and her sweet furmily sent me a Holy Cross. They said, "Hello Hooch, Concats on your DDP today. We hope you are doing good. We are still sending up many Prayers for you sweetie. Have a very wonderful day. Love, Karma, Charlie, Punkin, Bobbi & Shelly"
December 4th 2009 5:55 pm
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Yay, my Fructosamine came back in the good range. My doc doc called my meowmy this morning before Baby G's appointment to tell her that we seem to be on target with my new insulin now. I won't have to go back for a month. I will get my B 12 and another Fructosamine at that time. Now, I just have to stay well and have NO problems for that long. I can do it, really I can! *does the happy dance*
Chef Rooster made me chuckle with his comment. He called me Tug Boat Hooch. He said HOOCH! (Chef waves madly) I am glad you are back home and safe from those vampires! I am purring all is going well for you all! Keep on your Mamma. You are her Tug Boat. That is what My Lady calls me, as I guide her from the bed, to the potty, to the food and then to the food dishes..mol..all the while meowing my 'horn' . Tug Boat Hooch! Purrs and a (((hug))) Chef Rooster I really like that! Tug Boat Hooch... it certainly fits. MOL.
Newman said he never heard of a fructosamine. Meowmy looked it up and here is something that may help him understand better what it is - Patients with diabetes mellitus may be defined as having a disturbance in the oxidation and use of glucose for energy production. This may be secondary to decreased production or release of insulin by beta cells in the pancreatic islets of Langerhans, or due to an abnormal tissue response to the presence of insulin. This disease is relatively common in both dogs and cats and is treated with insulin injections and dietary restriction. Regulation of insulin administration is important in controlling diabetes. Fructosamine is formed by the glycosylation of circulating proteins and is related to circulating glucose concentration. Fructosamine measurement can aid in the diagnosis of diabetes mellitus and in the assessment of blood glucose control in treated diabetic patients. I hope it helps Newman more than it helped me because those are hard words for a cat to understand.
December 3rd 2009 10:35 am
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This morning was going along furry well. I helped my meowmy up and down the stairs with my food. I have gotten where I purrfur to eat my breakfast downstairs in the living room so effury morning, I assist my meowmy upstairs to get my food and bowl and then I help her take it back downstairs where I can dine. I normally try to stay ahead of her and I just love to turn sideways on the stairs in front of her to be sure she is carrying my breakfast properly. She keeps telling me to go on and that I am going to trip her. Now why would I want to trip her? That would cause my breakfast to spill out.
Things appeared to be normal. I got my insulin and my potassium as usual. Then about 10, Meowmy came in the living room carrying THAT thing... you know... the prison carrier. I took off like a streak of lightning but Meowmy was hot on my trail. I tried to hide under the chair in the living room but it was useless. Meowmy was cheating because she watched me run under the chair. She tried to get me out but I have her quite the struggle. When she finally got me, she began to feel wet drops in strange places and wondered if I had begun to pee out of fear but then she thought that if I had peed that it was strange. Then she felt her hair and it was wet. The goofy ol' gal had leaned into our Drinkwell while trying to capture me. Served her right!
Karisma had come home from her honeymoon in order to get her Rabies shot today. She was really D-U-M-B about the prison carrier. She went in most willingly. Didn't she hear my wails? The silly girl never made a sound the whole ride to the doc doc's. That's okay as I made enough for both of us. In fact, my meowmy rudely videoed me this morning in my attempt to escape from the prison carrier. She said she will upload it later if it is any good. Pfffffftttt. Maybe one day I can embarrass her, too.
Meowmy must really be out to get me. She allowed the vampires to take me back into the back room again. I had another Fructosamine. Wait, this is too early! My doc doc was in on this evil plot. They are all against me! Pffffffttttt. And my doc doc was supposed to have cataract surgery this week. Maybe IF she had it, I would not have had to see those vampires! Now she is going next week for one eye and the following week for the other eye. I think I will invite the vampires to visit her. Turn about is only fair play. Right?
So, we are awaiting the results of my Fructosamine. We hope to hear this afternoon late, like the last time but it could be tomorrow before we hear. In the meantime, I am to continue my 1 unit of insulin twice daily. Humans have a hard time deciding what is best for us sometimes.
Karisma will have to tell you about her exciting morning!
A big thank you to Emily Felicity sent me a Fall Maple Leaf yesterday. She said, "Thank you so much fur the beautiful crown fur my COTW honor! You are such a sweet boy! I hope you are feeling okay these days. purrrs, Emily Felicity"
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