Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy New Year!

Wow - another year has come and gone!  For us this one has been much better that 2013.  We have had fun reviewing products, visiting other bloggers, celebrating Gotcha Days and remembering our kitties who came before.

Let's skip thru 2014 and reminisce on the fun we had - in January we all enjoyed hamming it up for Rubber Ducky Day!


In February we got a free consult with a pet psychic.  Nancy talked to Ivy, Darby and Albert.  It was very exciting and Mom learned some fun facts about each of us.

Ivy with bunny ears.
In April we all got silly wearing bunny ears for Mom!

In May we joined Black and White Sunday for the first time with Mom's shot of Mamacita snoozing on the chair next to the TV!

Pop and Al

Pop had surgery in June but came thru with flying colors.  He is cancer free and doing well.

We had an unusual visitor in our yard in July - a turkey!  She stayed around for a week or so, eating from our bird feeders!  Great bird TV for us!

In September, Callie volunteered to do the Mice Bucket Challenge in honor of Mamacita and Rosa's Gotcha Day!

Lil Bit and Gertrude at Marg's

November was a super fun month - Callie celebrated her first Gotcha Day with us and then the beans went to visit our friend Marg of Marg's Animals.

Georgie (left) with her momcat Lily.

December brought some changes to our household of cats - Georgie was diagnosed with diabetes and now has to have a special diet and insulin shots.  We had a auction for her vet bills and are so very grateful for all the help we got!

We had a good year ...all of us are still here and doing OK.  So many we know have lost beloved pets and people - we know that heartbreak.  Let's send healing thoughts to those who are ill and sympathy to those who have lost loved ones.  Our wish for you all for 2015 is for a year filled with love, laughter, contentment, and most of all... peace.

As New Year dawns may it lead you to the path of beautiful tomorrows. 
I wish you happiness and blessings of the New Year.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Wishing You a Peaceful Holiday!

Lily here (that's me in our holiday card) to thank you for all our ecards and snail mail cards.  Due to the illnesses of both Georgie and Snowball during the past weeks, Mom didn't get to post your cards on our blog.  She sent some out and emailed some (many came back for lack of postage!!!) - if she didn't get to you, please take our card with sincere apologies.

Georgie is still not well - she is not eating or "doing her business" in the litter box.  Nothing showed in her blood work or during the exam.  If things have not changed by Friday she will be x-rayed at the vet, hopefully showing some reason why this is going on. Meanwhile Mom and Pop are taking turns assist feeding Georgie to keep her blood glucose up and to prevent fatty liver disease from not eating. Please purr for her to get well.

Me, Lily under our tree.
The holidays can be tough on those who are having upsetting things going on in their lives at this time.  With this in mind, our wish to you,  is to have a peaceful Christmas filled with the love of friends and family, both two and four legged..

Friday, December 12, 2014

Santa Kitty Toy Hop: Dec 12-19, 2014

In an effort to inspire pet lovers to help out our the homeless dogs and cats in local shelters during the holiday season, Summer from Sparkle Cat Blog  and her mom have established this week long event .  Bloggers and others are invited to donate toys, treats etc to their favorite shelter, local or otherwise and then write about it.

Winnie's Wish kitty Sienna, a beautifully marked poly dactyl cat needs a home.

Our local shelters get plenty of community support so this week we are focusing on Winnie's Wish , a private shelter (meaning she foots the huge bills herself) run by Chrystal Parker .  You may know her from her blog - Daily Dose of Dogs, (AKA Cats With Your Coffee).  Chrystal, along with her daughters and husband, rescue and foster abandoned animals, many with medical issues, caring for them and nursing them back to health.  It is a never ending job but she loves it and the animals she encounters.

One way you can help out this shelter is to give them something from their Wish List.  This list includes wet and dry cat food, laundry supplies, trash bags, paper towels - all things needed when caring for as many cats at they have.

Or if you are feeling really generous, go to their blog page  Daily Dose of Dogs and click on the donate button and give a gift of money via PayPal.  Being a private feral cat sanctuary ourselves, we know how much every little bit helps.  Even a a few dollars goes a long way for food, litter and medical supplies.

You can also help Winnie's Wish by sharing this page so that many others have the chance to donate in some way to help homeless pets during this season of giving!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Purrs and Prayers for Snowball

Georgie at home

Georgie is home and doing well.  She will now get sub c fluids twice a week. The vet thinks that dehydration caused her constipation.

Snowball with his family

UPDATE - WED AM - The vet took an x-ray before surgery to see what she was dealing with since he had passed something during the night.  She felt that she could manipulate the rest of the mass without surgery and did - it was fur.  A big glob of fur was blocking his intestines.  I still don't know if it is still mega colon or if this was what caused all the problems.  We will take him home today.Thanks so very much for all the purrs and prayers for him.  So glad he did not need the surgery.

Snowball has megacolon and  is still at the vets.  They have tried enemas and manual extraction but he still has a mass in his colon.  If nothing has changed by Tues morning, they will do surgery to remove the fecal mass.  Hopefully if all goes well, he will come home on Wed of this week.

Please rev up your purrs and prayers for him.  He is a very special boy.  All his whitesters  are very upset that he is gone.  They are acting like totally lost without him..  He is their benevolent leader and father figure and they miss him terribly.

Thank you so much - you will never know how much your support means to me.  Your advice, donations, bids on the auction - we would be lost without all of you!

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Remembering Joey and Yoko

Snowball here.  This will be a long post cuz we have lots to tell you besides remembering our Angels Joey and Yoko.  Anyone squeamish, should stop now and skip down to the fourth  paragraph!

I have been very constipated and many of you may remember last year I had to be taken to the vets just before we lost Yoko.  Well I guess I am re-enacting that at the same time of year.  Pop noticed me straining at the litter box and luckily with some extra butter, bran and other stuff I was able to go some on my own.  I am still not feeling great but Pop is hopeful we can finish this at home. (UPDATE - will be taking him to the vet at 3pm today.)

Meanwhile inside the house, Georgie has not been feeling well and Mom kinda thought she was constipated too.  Well off to the vet with her since she just got diagnosed with diabetes and she was vomiting too..  They had to leave her there since the enema did not help much.  I know it took two for me to get it all out.  We are still waiting on word from the vet when to go get her. (UPDATE - Georgie is home but not much better - may have to go back to the vet today.)

This would have been a tough weekend anyway  - it is the anniversary of the passing of both Joey and Yoko.  Joey left us for the Bridge on Dec. 7, 2012 and Yoko went on Dec 6, 2013.

We all miss them so very much.  They each had such a unique personality.  Joey was a lover, a snuggle kitty who had to be literally in the middle of everything.  He was everyone's buddy and got along with us all.  He welcomed any new kitty with open paws.


Yoko was more reserved but she had a soft spot for Pop and a few selected other kitties - Joey being one of them.  Towards the end of Joey's last year, they often slept together.  Two sweet tabbies in one bed.  Yoko loved Christmas lights and would love to sit under the tree,  looking at the lights.


It is so sad to have another Christmas without our two wonderful cats here to enjoy it with us.  We know they are watching over us like the angels they are.  We think of you and sending you all our love,  Joey and Yoko.

P.S. The auction for Georgie's Vet Bills will end tonight at midnight so get your final bid in while you can.  Since our beans don't have a credit card, they have to pay with cash or borrow money to pay the vet bills as they come in.  It doesn't leave them much to live on for their expenses.  Our Giveforward  graphic will remain up until the end of this year. We don't mean to get sick but all of us are now senior kitties and things do come up.  Thank you all for all you do for us - sharing, commenting, posting, donating, giving and bidding!

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Thankful Thursday with Georgie


I am feeling so MUCH better these days.  I want to thank all of you who have shared, donated and bid on my Giveforward fund raising page, and my Medical Fund Auction.  It will help us pay off a good piece of the vet bill and medical expenses for my insulin.  There are four days left on the auction and new things are added daily so don't miss out.

I got shaved on my legs and neck and got jabbed a lot but I was a good girl.  Everyone told Mom how sweet I was.  I had to back to the hospital for a day last weekend to do a BG curve, whatever that is.  Mom got me low carb food and gets my blood to test everyday and gives me Lantus insulin injections every morning..  I don't mind cuz I do feel better.

I am still adapting to living in the house without my whitester brothers from the cat house.  I miss them a lot but I know I will make friends with the other kitties inside. My momcat Lily and litter mate Woody and sister from another litter Tabitha are inside with me.  We will be BFFs in no time. I venture out of my room for short periods but when it gets too much, I run back and hide in my cup bed.  Mom feels bad she had to move me inside with her but she can monitor me better this way.

Lily, Woody and Tabitha sleeping outside my room.

Your purrs, prayers and get well wishes thru all this have been so very welcome - and Mom appreciates all the advice, links and  chats with others who have diabetic cats.  We love each of you and are so very grateful for your help.



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