Some thoughts from a kitty's perspective

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A week from H@LL

June 18th 2013 8:47 am
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I am going to let Momma tell you bout this stuff. It is long, but she gots alot to say. All I know is that she had been majorly upset & not herself all week, but now she is ok.

Hello All - I wanted to tell you what happened the past week, as I know anyone here will totally "get it" & to share the tail (lol). I did not say anything about this earlier, because I was so freakin' upset & at the point of not being able to function, & I could not face the way I thought things would end.

As you may know, I am a caretaker for a little colony of 9. I know my outside kitties well - their particular "meows" (the ones that do speak to me),their markings, who comes for breakfast, dinner or both. They are all neutered/spayed except 1 which will be remedied as soon as I can catch Bunny - the little stinker. When I bring their food out, they see me & gather, but I always call "kiiitty kiitty kitty" in the same sing-song - different than the way I call my own kits.
Last Sunday, I did not see either Fluff or Peanut. Then again Monday. With Fluff, I wasn't too concerned, because she roams alot & doesn't show up every day. Peanut sometimes will miss a day, but she is a breakfast girl. Tuesday evening, I gave the crew their dinner, still no Peanut. I walked over by my fence as I have a HUGE mini rose bush that has blessed me with a full blown bloom that smells beyond belief. I was sniffing & I heard it...mew meow mew. I used the call, mew mew mew. THERE.IS.A.CAT.IN.THE.NEIGHBOR'S.GARAGE. It was late - nothing I could do. These neighbors are not exactly from Mr. Roger's need I say more...So Wed am - heard it again. I see the guy a few hours later & tell him "Sorry to bother you, but I am pretty sure one of my stray (can't use the word feral - they wouldn't know what it meant) cats is in your garage. He says "ok I will leave the big door open" GREAT! but then he lets his little yappy dog out, goes back & forth - no cat is gonna come out. I am praying - he closes the door after about an hour. High hopes, next morning I did not hear anything - that night "meowmeow" ARGGH! They are gone next day - nothing I can do. I am now freaking as in "I KNOW it is Peanut - no food no water she is going to die" All I can think about constantly is her & I do not even have to tell you the pictures in my head. Friday they are gone. I now cannot eat, my stomach is in ulcer mode. I hear this little cry "she is calling me to help her & I can't do anything, how is she still alive?" I call The Dad outside - "tell me you hear the cat that I am not insane" yep he hears it. He flips the fence & looks in all the garbage cans just in case. All I can do is wait for them to come back home & get myself even sicker. No food No water now for 6 days...she can't be alive anymore. The Dad & my Mom say "you have done all you could - maybe she caught a mouse in there. You can't break in their garage & they have an alarm." They get it, and it is the truth. Saturday morning, I bring out breakfast & go by the fence..."meow meow" A few hours later, I see them come home. I am out the door faster than you can imagine. "Please the cat is still in the garage, can I set a trap?" She opens the side door "I don't see anything are you sure?" I say "Yes I heard it about an hour ago, and she would be too scared to come out" She relents & says I can set the trap. Ok in my haste & hysteria I set the trap with food, but did not cover it with a towel & set it hair trigger. (this thought comes to me at about 2am as I lay awake for ANOTHER night) I think she must have caught a mouse cause with the amount of CRAP (insert other word) that is in here, there must be mice. She says "don't put a bunch of food in there, don't waste it on that thing" I hold my tounge...truly- I needed to keep the bread buttered. I offer to give her some extra hostas, I comment on how pretty the LILIES she has planted in her pot. She says that Sunday they are having a party. I figure for sure I will have a cat in the trap. I am up with the chickens Sunday morning watching out my kitchen window until I see them open the garage & they are looking at the trap. I basically went out the window "any luck?" "No but something ate that food - and it wasn't me!" seriously? "ok so we know she is still there - can I reset the trap?" Well we are gonna be bbq all day" "can I set it after your party? let me know" Then they leave for most of the morning & early afternoon. ARRGH I could have set it!! Then their party starts. They are not quiet people. The big door is open, but I know she is not gonna come out. By night time, they are a little quieter, door is open but they have a radio on in the garage. I am praying again..please slink out. Their party is going late. I cannot stay outside any more, and I risk pissing her off if I interrupt. I cannot even eat the Father's Day special dinner I made The Dad. He is upset that I am making myself sick "you cannot do anything more" Monday morning I see no Peanut, so I KNOW she is still in there. I go by the fence figuring I would not hear anything - she is dead. I stare at the garage that will become her tomb - dramatic I know. meow meow. OK if I do not get her out TODAY she will die. I know it - I am at psycho point. I am trying to work (ha) and watching to see someone come home. The Dad & I are in the yard working, I am looking at that door every 5 minutes. I turn for 1 second, and someone opens the door & lets the stupid dog out (I like dogs - this one is a pain in the A**) ok I am standing sentinel by the fence - OPEN THE DOOR OPEN THE DOOR. boom I see the door open, and I am waving. He comes out, and I say "please let me reset the trap - the cat is still in there I heard it I am not crazy & I KNOW you do not want a rotting dead cat carcass in your garage" (I said what I had to) He says "o gosh no come over" I almost vault over the fence - I am armed with a towel, paper, and a can of stinky ocean fish food. I say "just open the side door, then it will be quiet:" I briefly mention that I have caught them all & had them fixed so we won't have kittens running all over - to which he says that is good. He seems to care more than his wife. There is crap stacked on top of my trap already in 1 day. I put paper down, open the can, readying the trap, and I see out pf the corner of my eye, Peanut poke her head out. She looks scared & filthy & hungry. I try to keep calm, she starts to go into the trap while I am holding the door. I get too excited & drop the door too fast - she back out. DAMMIT. I tell him "see - now you know I am not crazy" I figure I will set the trap. he says "hey there she is by that chair, I am gonna open the big door half way, maybe it will run out" ok I take the can & go stand between the 2 cars about 6 feet from the door. Here she is..come on Peanut come on. I set the can down & back up. She comes out & starts eating out of the can. "ok close the door" the door noise scared her & she shoots down their drive - but SHE IS OUT!!! I thank him I clean my mess & I am shaking. He says "I am glad it is out I thought I smelled something in here" (Really what with all the mildew smell & piles of crap?) I go flying down the drive over to my yard, fly in the door & take the rest of the food & mix a bunch of water in, go outside & wait. There she comes into my yard & meowing at me. She is filthy, but not as thin as I would have thought - musta found mice in there. She eats, she looks at me & goes under the bush to nap & start cleaning her pretty white feet. I giver her some more food - the kind I give mine - she deserves it! I am so overwhelmed at this point I start sobbing. Hubby says 'good now you can smile again,HEY PEANUT STAY IN THE YARD WILL YA!" This morning, happy to report she was waiting under the rose bush for breakfast & I slept last night for the first time in a week. It is something how even if you cannot touch them, they still become a part of you. oh and who else showed up for breakfast? you guessed it, Fluff. Thank you for reading my novel.
All is well with the world.

 

bye to our friend

June 5th 2013 3:32 pm
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We lost one of our goody friends, Charlie. He got sick very fast, and he tried real hard to stay with his family, but he just got so very tired. We know he did not want to leave, but sometimes as much as we want to stay, we cannot. He only got to be in his very own home for a year after being on the mean streets for so long - it sure is not fair. Fly free and get them birdies dear Charlie. You will be missed so very much.

 

why thanks!

June 2nd 2013 6:22 pm
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thanks for the DDP! Momma & The Dad went camping this weekend, and Nana watched over us. Sad to say that we take complete advantage of her when Momma is gone. But I don't think she minds that Nana spoils us when she is gone. Felix gets his stitches out tomorrow. Apparently he jumped off the lower level of the cat tree while Nana was on the phone & she could not get to him fast enough to help him down first. She is so very upset that happened. But Momma had a thick blanket on the floor right there just in case,so that is actually what he jumped on & it was not that far. Mom is worried though because his leg looks a little swollen - it could be how it heals though too. But the vet will see it & take an xray. She gave him 1/2 doase of the tramadol on his ear, but he was licking his lips alot. He did eat some, and stopped doing it. Not sure whether to continue giving it to him or not...
Anyways it is getting to ne snack time around here, so meow at ya laterz!

 

my brudder

May 25th 2013 4:56 pm
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Momma brought Felix home today. He smells funny, and looks strange - he gots a naked leg! And he has the cone of shame...I had one when I had a catheter in my boy part...eeehhhh don't wanna think bout that any more. I wanna go in the bedroom but Momma says "no Tig, you watch the door" maybe I can see him tomorrow...

 

Felix vet

May 21st 2013 11:29 am
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For those that are my pals, but not Felix's yet, there is an update on his diary - dr is Fri

 

my little brudder

May 18th 2013 12:58 pm
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Please keep my little brudder Felix in your purrs. He is facing some major surgeries, you can read all about it in his diary. We all have our paws crossed for him.

 

wowzers

May 15th 2013 3:57 pm
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Me & of course my Momma say thank you for the pretty flowers for Mother's Day. Momma had a good one too - my human brother came here for dinner, and The Dad's Momma came here & The Dad's niece, and of course Momma & Nana. They made some small filet mignons for the moms, and some tasty grilled salmon. Momma baked a cake for dessert. Everyone laughed & chatted & smiled.
We finally have INTERNET that works!!! boy was the other company tapdancing when Momma called to cancel. She even said to the guy "why didn't you make all these offers before since I am such a loyal customer, or when I called 4 TIMES to complain?" This new one is almost as fast as a mousie on the run!

And guess what? Our human sister that lives 3000 miles away in Seattle is coming home TOMORROW for a few days! Momma is dancing around she is so happy. She has not seen her since New Years Eve.

Party time around here! We probably will not be on until like Monday, cause every available second will be spent with her!

 

sending lovely wishes

May 11th 2013 5:19 pm
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Gotta do this quick, while the stupid internet works. We was supposed to get the new one today, but somehow they said we wasn't scheduled! Momma was mad, but it will be on Tuesday instead. It has been out most of today. It is the phone line outside, and they just will not fix it!

Anyways, me and Maizy, and Smitty and Felix all want to wish all you Mommas out there a very HAPPY MEOWMA'S DAY! whether your babies is human or gots 4 legs, or wings - you are all special Mommas!

I wanna thank my Momma for rescuing us all, and for how hard she tries to make sure we all get our medicines and yummy food in just the right amounts, so we don't get all porky, and for getting us kitty grass salad to munch on & them treats I really like. And knowing the spot by my ear that I like to be scritched the bestest. Oh and for washing my blankie & making sure to give it to me when it is all warm from the dryer...I loves you Momma! we all do....and our Nana too!

 

birthday boy

May 2nd 2013 3:27 pm
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yesterday was my BIRTHDAY! I see that I got some prezzzies, and will look at them later today. Momma & The Dad went away for a couple days, and got back yesterday. Momma was a little busy catching up work messages. She did remember my special day though! I got an excellent massage. ( I highly recommend them, you feel like a kitten again) I yowled around the house for an hour just because I could, and I got some extra treats. I even got to use the new door mat to scratch - it is quite scratcheriffic too. I sure do not feel like I am 5 already. I still act like a baby kitty sometimes. I even got fish flavor food for dinner, which I hardly ever get. Smitty got some too, since his birthday was Tuesday & Momma & The Dad were not here - we celebrated both yesterday. Smitty was not happy though, but he was still mad that he had his tooth out & has to take icky medicine. Momma says that every birthday with me is special, because of the heart disease I have, some kitties do not get to be with their families even this long. I feel great & am happy. I go this month to see my cardiologist for my annual ultrasound & exam. I hope the news is as good as last year. Things improved last time, so I really think it will still be good! Momma wants to have me around for many many more years! Thank you for thinking of me, and I will get back to everyone shortly!

PURRS! Tiggie

 

tank mews

April 23rd 2013 5:06 pm
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thanks for the diary congrats! Yipe it is raining again today, but so far no more water..whew! Mom is heading over to update Smitty's diary

 
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