Saturday, August 30, 2008
As a reminder, on Thursday the bus Mommy was riding on had an electrical fire and the bus coach filled with very caustic fumes. Mommy is an asthmatic so the fumes caused her (and three others on board) to have an asthma attack. Though she was able to get the emergency symptoms under control (wheezing, gasping for oxygen, not being able to breath, etc) with her rescue inhaler that she always carries with her, she developed a very painful, deep cough that caused Daddy to take her immediately to her V-E-T. She was diagnosed with pulmonary pneumonitis (smoke/chemical inhalation) and the V-E-T put her on lots of meds and sent her home to rest with express instructions not to go anywhere for at least 48 hours or do anything that would cause her to breath in chemicals, etc (the doctor literally told her she was not allowed to clean the house all weekend). She was also warned that because her lungs are inflammed and somewhat burned and bruised, any bacteria or infection that got into her lungs would likely go straight into pneumonia.
Mommy is feeling better which is very good. We've been making sure that one of us is with her at all times. For example, last night she went to sleep with Captain Jack lying on her legs and Samwise lying beside her and woke up with Dante on her ankle and Fagin curled up to her neck. She is still coughing and it hurts very badly, but she is coughing less. She slept for 12 hours last night but we think that she needs to sleep lots so she can heal. She is trying not to think about how bad things could have been (her great uncle died from a bad asthma attack) for her and her fellow passengers but when she does it really scares her. We are taking care of that by purring at her as well as playing together in front of her so she is distracted. Dante is allowing her to brush him too so that she has something to keep her mind off of the scary stuff.
More than anything Mommy and us want to thank you for all our your good wishes and purrs and purrayers for her. Mommy has been moved to tears more than once when she realized how much love the kitties, woofies, buns and beans of the blogosphere were sending to her. We love you all and are grateful for the positive energy and love we have felt from you all. We'll update again soon and hope to get around to see some of our friends as well. Take care everyone and thanks again, truly.
We do have one favor to ask. We would appreciate it if we could all send some of our love and good thoughts to the people on the Gulf Coast who are watching Hurricane Gustav. Uncle Dave is from New Orleans and still has lots of family there. Last night Aunt Susan called and asked if we would be willing to lend our guest rooms to some of Uncle Dave's family that may flee from the Hurricane. Mommy told her to tell them to come on over and to bring their furries too. We purr and purray that everyone is okay and that the bad storm goes away!!
Thursday, August 28, 2008
1. Feed me only human food and stinky goodness - no cat crunchies, they are not good enough for me!
2. Give me plenty of fresh tuna juice - I do not only have to drink water you know.
3. Banish the Kid from my sight when he begins to annoy me and do not allow him around me until I am ready for him again.
4. The Nip is mine mine mine.
5. The Cat Dancer is mine mine mine.
6. I get to sleep on the bed and no one else unless they have my express permission.
7. Get rid of Beaux - I hate him!
8. Make Jack share the Captaincy with me.
9. I get first picks of sunbeams on the porch.
10. I get to sleep at the top of the stairs and you have to walk around me without saying "Dante, move please"
11. Pearl is to have unrestricted access to the house and can come ofur whenever she wants.
12. Milk should be served at least once a day.
13. You must love me most and I must be your favorite cat. This is only fair as you are my favorite humans.
Oh and one other thing - all next week I DEMAND that it be "Dante Week" - All me, all week! What do you kitties think?
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Monday, August 25, 2008
In other news, it's Not the Mama Monday!! We think Mo is awesome - a true cat hero - and we wanted to join in saying Thank You Mo!! We Loves You!!! YAY!!!!
Friday, August 22, 2008
Anyway kitties, have a Happy Finally Friday and a good weekend. PLAYPLAYPLAY lots and DANCE and EAT FOODS!! YAY FRIDAY!!!
PS: The Mommy wanted me to tell you that she weighed ME last night and ME now weigh 10 WHOLE POUNDS!! Does this mean that ME is almost a mancat?!?!
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Dante: I am thankful for my beautiful Black Pearl. Isn't she lovely? She is not feeling very well (and I am very thankful that it is only a cold that ails my beauty) and I wanted to let her know how much I love her and how wonderful I think she is, cold and all! Please feel better soon Pearl - I hate it when you feel bad!
It's Tropical Storm Fay and it just will not go away and leave my Lady in peace. I have decided to rescue My Lady, her family, and all of our Florida friends. On this mission, we will have reinforcements too as the brave Captain George is preparing her lovely sailboat so that all of the woofies can come and assist ua kitties of the Black Furrball on this mission. Which kitties are with me?!?!
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Captain Jack: My lady Boo, you and your family can come and stay with us until the big stormie passes. I could not bear it if anything were to happen to you!! If all of you come here, I can protect you from the storm. In fact, I think Boo and her family and all of our Florida friends such come and get on the Black Furrball. We can sail to calmer waters and wait out the storm in high piratey style!!!
Monday, August 18, 2008
Cocoa "Smudge" 1993-2008
We will miss you Smudge but we are glad you are no longer in pain and that you are happy. We know that we will see you again one day but we are still very sad that you had to leave us. Soft purrs to Uncle Mark and Shayla as well.
Sunday, August 17, 2008
Saturday, August 16, 2008
When God calls little children to dwell with Him above
Friday, August 15, 2008
This first one came to me from Dante's girlfriend cat Pearl and her brothers over at PB&J. Isn't it cool?? It was one of my very first awards ever and ME LOVES IT!! Loves it LOTS!!
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Excerpts from a Dog's Diary......
8:00 am - Dog food! My favorite thing!
9:30 am - A car ride! My favorite thing!
9:40 am - A walk in the park! My favorite thing!
10:30 am - Got rubbed and petted! My favorite thing!
12:00 pm - Lunch! My favorite thing!
1:00 pm - Played in the yard! My favorite thing!
3:00 pm - Wagged my tail! My favorite thing!
5:00 pm - Milk bones! My favorite thing!
7:00 pm - Got to play ball! My favorite thing!
8:00 pm - Wow! Watched TV with the people! My favorite thing!
11:00 pm - Sleeping on the bed! My favorite thing!
Excerpts from a Cat's Daily Diary. ..
Day 983 of my captivity.
My captors continue to taunt me with bizarre little dangling objects.
They dine lavishly on fresh meat, while the other inmates and I are fed hash or some sort of dry nuggets. Although I make my contempt for the rations perfectly clear, I nevertheless must eat something in order to keep up my strength.
The only thing that keeps me going is my dream of escape.
In an attempt to disgust them, I once again vomit on the carpet.Today I decapitated a mouse and dropped its headless body at their feet. I had hoped this would strike fear into their hearts, since it clearly demonstrates what I am capable of. However, they merely made condescending comments about what a 'good little hunter' I am. Bastards.
There was some sort of assembly of their accomplices tonight. I was placed in solitary confinement for the duration of the event. However, I could hear the noises and smell the food. I overheard that my confinement was due to the power of 'allergies.' I must learn what this means and how to use it to my advantage.
Today I was almost successful in an attempt to assassinate one of my tormentors by weaving around his feet as he was walking. I must try this again tomorrow - but at the top of the stairs.
I am convinced that the other prisoners here are flunkies and snitches. The dog receives special privileges. He is regularly released - and seems to be more than willing to return. He is obviously retarded.
The bird has got to be an informant. I observe him communicating with the guards regularly. I am certain that he reports my every move. My captors have arranged protective custody for him in an elevated cell, so he is safe. For now................
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Sunday, August 10, 2008
Friday, August 8, 2008
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Monday, August 4, 2008
We have pictures to show you of our presents from the beach but Mommy was bad and ran off day hunting without taking the pictures off of her camera so we'll have to show you tommorow!
We would also like to report that even though Mommy and Daddy brought home real live dead shrimp and real live dead fish fresh from the Gulf of Mexico, we were not given any when they had our humans friends over for dinner!! Wait, what? Captain Jack was given shrimp but not us? NOT FAIR!
Purrageous Mom: Sorry Dante and Fagin, but I had nothing to do with it. Remember that Aunt Susan was there and she had brought her best friend from vet school that was visiting named Dr. Susie?
Yes, she was nice. We found it funny that she and Aunt Susan are both V-E-Ts and have the same name too!
Purrageous Mom: Well, Dr. Susie shared some of her shrimp with Jack and you guys were in the other room...
Oh totally not fair!! Not only did we have TWO V-E-T-S in our house yesterday but the one who was not Aunt Susan gave the Captain shrimp? That's it!! Not more cuddles or purrs for you woman until you get our pictures edited for us AND give us real live dead shrimp and real live dead fish. Failure to do so will result in Aunt C becoming our new Mommy!! HMPH!!!!
Friday, August 1, 2008
We do have some sad news and we must ask for your purrayers. Wednesday a coworker of our Nana drowned off the coast of Panama City, FL (which is very close to where Mommy and Daddy are). She and her fiance were caught in a rip current and drowned before rescuers could reach them. She left a young teenage daugter behind. Please send some purrs to help her family. We think they may need as many as they can get.
In better news, Mommy sent us this picture. She and Daddy went shopping yesterday and found a dog bakery. She said she bought stuff for all of us and that it is in this bag. We wonder what it is!! Happy Friday kitties!!