December 9th 2013 6:01 pm
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Hello Catster Friends,
Thank you Catster for making me a DDP. I was very honored and surprised and thank you, my friends, for making my day so special with your good wishes and kind words.
Thank you for being the best friends two little kitties ever had. Even though we are hardly ever on Catster because of that holes in the head Mommy so many of you still remember us. That makes our hearts feel so happy and Mommy's too. We all appreciate the prayers and good wishes for Mommy.
Many people asked about our Thanksgiving. Well Mommy still has the turkey curse on her and this year once again despite taking the turkey breast out of the freezer on Sunday it still did not defrost by Thursday. Mommy keeps telling Daddy the refrigerator has to be too cold but he says if the milk doesn't freeze it is OK. Anyway I think Mommy was glad. Her head hurt and she spent the day in bed and we took turns cuddling with her. She mostly stays in bed because since the summer Mommy has been whining that something changed in her head and her shoulder and arm hurt too so she had to go for 3 tests
I heard Mommy tell Daddy that all 3 tests were positive. I said hooray. Everyone knows positive is better than negative. Mommy has more new stuff! She has a new bigger lesion in her left temporal lobe, a herniated disc in her neck which is causing pain in her shoulder and arm and her thyroid meds are no longer working at all. When Mommy was 15 she got hashimoto's disease and she never even went to Japan. She took meds now they no longer work. Phooey!
We do have 2 new siblings. One is named Poppy. She is still small. Some one tried to bury her alive. She was only 3 days old at the time and Mommy was still walking around and a man who was fixcing our house outside saw the kitten covered in dirt,even her eyes and ears were packed with soil, and called Mommy.
The other was a kitten from Mommy's feral colony who was hit by a car. He has a crack in the front joint and limps when he walks but can run like the wind. He has to go back to the Vet for reassessment.
Our darling sweet brother Imp has jaw cancer and Mommy must care for him. So when Mommy isn't taking care of us she lies in bed for pain.
We wish all of you and your families the merriest of Christmasses and hope that 2014 brings you every happiness and good health. Thank you for being our friends and we will keep all of you in our prayers. God bless you all.
Elise, Genny, Mommy Holes in the Head and the rest of the Family
PS you guessed it our beautiful pages and Christmas pictures were made by Auntie Aileen, the beautiful Priness' Mom. She makes us look beautiful!
November 29th 2013 12:35 pm
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This is Bill. Elise and Genny's Dad. Arlene and I want to thank everyone who remembered the girls for Thanksgiving. Arlene is presently too sick to thank each of you separately but she is always touched by your kindness to her girls. She had me write down everyone's name so hopefully in time she will be able to thank you herself.
October 1st 2012 10:21 pm
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Hello Catster Friends,
I hope that all of you had a fun summer. Ours was not very good. Mommy went into the hospital on June 30th and was sick most of the summer from a bacterial infection she caught in the hospital!
This was all the fault of my stupid brother Toby. Toby is a big fat cat and he had a Vet appointment and would not let Mommy put him in the carrier. Trying to hold Toby with one hand and close the cover of the carrier with the other is like trying to stuff a wiggling elephant into a zip loc bag. Although Mommy started trying to catch Toby 45 minutes before his appointment it just wasn't working. Daddy Shrek has no patience with this sort of thing so as the appointment time approached and Toby hid under Mommy's dresser, Daddy decided to get the vacuum cleaner and scare Toby out. That did get Toby out but just as Mommy was about to stuff him in the carrier he bit Mommy very hard and badly scratched her.
Now Mommy has been in animal rescue for 43 years and she has been bitten by dogs, feral cats and even a possum and she always says that it is no big deal. This time Mommy said it was a big deal. I was supervising the whole thing and it just looked like the usual punctures and lots of deep scratches. Mommy is a pro at that. Big deal! Mommy kept complaining about the pain and Toby never did go to the Vet.
The next morning Mommy's right arm was twice as big as the left one so she went to the doctor. Mommy had to be hospitalized immediately for blood poisoning and she was not happy. It was a Saturday so no rooms were available so Mommy spent the night in emergency and then was put in pediatrics in the Tinker Bell room.
Mommy had a nice big very clean room all to herself with free TV-not bad. The only other person staying in pediatrics was a little boy about 11 years old who had an operation on his leg. He had a cast on his leg and an IV and twice a day he walked past Mommy's room with his IV stand. Mommy felt bad for him because he was always alone so she would wave and smile at him. The little boy would just look at Mommy sullenly and keep walking. Mommy didn't think much of it. After all it was summer and this little boy was in the hospital.
Some time later the little boy passed her window and his cast was off and he was walking much better so she gives him the V for Victory sign and a big smile. When he passed that evening he had a woman with him whom Mommy assumed was his mother. She had on a burka so must have been Muslim. As they pass Mommy's window the woman starts to frantically tap on it so Mommy goes to the open doorway to see what she wants. To Mommy's shock the woman starts yelling at Mommy and repeating the words "American Devil!". Now Sister Arlene has been called a lot of things but never a devil of any nationality so she is very angry.
The problem that Mommy has is she doesn't speak this woman's language and except for "American Devil" this woman doesn't seem to speak or understand English. A mature person would just let this entire thing go and just walk away but remember Sister Arlene has been staying in the Tinker Bell room just a little too long. Mommy realizes that insulting words won't work so she decides on insulting gestures. The only thing that she can think to do is stick her tongue out, put her thumbs in her ears and wiggle her fingers at the woman while chanting repeatedly "Bubble bubble toil and trouble" in her best Halloween witchy voice.
To Mommy's horror the woman starts to scream which brings the nurses running and 2 of Mommy's infection specialists who were just entering pediatrics to visit her. One of them just happened to be Muslim. They all start questioning the both of them about what happened. To Mommy's embarrassment, she has to repeat the school yard gesture along with the chanting in front of them. The Americans are having a hard time keeping a straight face but the Muslim doctor actually starts to reprimand Mommy but she won't have any of that. She lectures the doctor on Muslim lack of civility in this country and explains that the child who is keeping silent knows perfect English because she has heard him speak it to the nurses. She then told the doctor to tell THAT woman that if she is the devil then she will meet her in hell which is where she is going.
Mommy then stamped back to her room as majestically as she could with a giant arm, an IV stand and a hospital gown with the back half open.
Well, Catster friends, I don't think Mommy will ever be chosen as a diplomat and that is OK with all of us. Sister Arlene is no bargain as a caretaker in that she forgets lots of things but Daddy Shrek is even worse and he doesn't even have holes in his head!
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