Saturday, March 11, 2017
She's a little over three years old and had some gorgeous green eyes and glorious muff furs. Unfortunately, her former pawrents had her declawed, which is okay for an indoor kitty. We're taking her to the vet next week to make sure she doesn't have any after effects that are causing her pain.
Daffodil will have her own blog Daffodil and Patty and we hope you will visit and subscribe.
Sunday, December 4, 2016
|Beautiful graphic by Ann Adamus. xoxo|
Life is so different without Bhu: not so rich, not so fun. But this morning as I was making coffee I looked up out the window and saw big, huge, puffy white snowfluffs! A message from Bhu; he knew how much joy the first snowfall brings to me. He is saying to me, "It's okay mom; I'm good!"
Reading the comments on yesterday's post, I'm really challenged to find the best words to communicate just how grateful we are for your love and sympathy. So many of you have gone through this at least once and you know the deep sadness. I love that we have this community that cares and supports each of its members, human and feline (and canine). xoxo Patty
Saturday, December 3, 2016
|We loved him and he loved us.|
Everything that could possibly be done for him was done, but he was just not going to get well. There were too many issues. We were so lucky to live close to a major veterinary hospital where the absolute best state-of-the-art care was given. We had the chance to spend time with him, give him noms of chicken, and bid farewell before he proceeded on his journey.
Thank you, furrends, for your purrayers and concern. It made a difference and we love you! xoxo
Friday, December 2, 2016
|Bhu wants to know "Why you takin' my picture? Take me home!"|
|Poor Bhu appears to be tethered on both sides. He is not having a good day.|
|Getting lots of attention, but none of it feels good.|
|Lance, the Vet, holding Bhu while his bedding is being replaced.|
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
|Bhu in his ICU "Suite".|
|Hooked up to all his medical "bling"|
|"Hey, mom, that's some amazing static in your hair!"|
Your good wishes help a lot! Purray if you can; we would do the same for you! xoxo
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
If you have time, please say a little purrayer for him. I'm sure he's gonna be lonely for us tonight, as we are so lonely for him. xoxo
P.S. Pet your cat!!
Sunday, October 16, 2016
PATTY: Well, Sab and I are so thrilled to be celebrating this BIG birthday with Bhu! We love him with all our hearts! Here are just a few photos of Bhu through the years. Unfortunately, I lost one of my jump drives that has most of the photos from the first ten years.
BHU: Stellar work, Mom!
|In the beginning: just a little kitteh with a happy future!!|
|The Adolescent Bhu was just as confident as he is today! Quilts make the mancat!|
|In the spotlight: in his Purrfessional acting role from As the Paw Turns!|
|Demonstrating one of his many yoga positions.|
|His favorite place and constant companion.|
Sunday, September 18, 2016
|Howdy! Just hangin' out with my peeps today!|
BHU: Well, my poppy's been home a lot this year and so I've kinda switched over to having him be my primary pet provider. Not that you're a slacker, but he's more likely to pick me up when I yowl in the hallway.
PATTY: Yes, let's talk about that a bit. I remember when no one could keep you from jumping on the beds and the chairs and the counters and you would go just anywhere that was HIGHER. Now, you stay pretty close to the floor.
BHU: True. These old bones just aren't as resilient anymore. Hurts to land, so I just stay on the carpeting and when I want to go higher I yowl. You've heard me, right?
PATTY: Um, I think they can hear you in Stockholm, frankly. You're really loud!
BHU: Duh, for a reason! If you responded quicker I'd stop. When are you gonna catch on?? Poppy gets it . . . just another reason why he is now my PPP.
PATTY: Yeah, well you know how I hate to be manipulated. I have to say I'm very impressed by your repertoire and your vocal range. I've often thought about recording your "songs"; I think there's at least an album's worth.
BHU: I am pretty talented in that way.
PATTY: Let's also delve into your diet. While you were once a very finicky eater who had favorites and rarely deviated, you have turned into an unpredictable experimenter! You seem to get bored with your food quickly. We're running out of choices!
BHU: I don't see you eating the same thing every day, day after day; why should I?
PATTY: So, what's a typical day for Bhu?
BHU: Sleep, eat, pee, poo, get pets. Sometimes I let you brush me and I'm okay with that now.
PATTY: You will be 19 years old in one month. Are you excited?
BHU: It is what it is. Time for a nap!
|My new Primary Pet Provider. He does a good job!|
Friday, May 20, 2016
|I'm such a happy-looking plant! Why do I cause such misery??|
3 cups vinegar
1/2 cup salt
1 tbsp dish detergent
Mix, spray, repeat in a week
Bhu doesn't have to worry about the poison ivy because he never ventures beyond the walls of this abode, but if your kitteh likes to wander in the open air and you are concerned about what plants (s)he might be cozying up to out there, check out this blog post "Cats and Poison Ivy."
P.S. Bhu is sleeping, but I can tell he wants to say "Hi!"
*The over-the-counter brands of weed killer will kill everything, including enormous trees that will cost over a thousand dollars to have professionally removed. Just sayin'.
Sunday, May 15, 2016
|The Meister himself on the quilt prior to the puking incident. Does he look a little smug? Was it premeditated?|
|The quilt hanging on the line along with a few clothing items that caught part of the action.|
|Close-up of the clean quilt, ready to go back on the bed.|
Bhu is doing well. He had a lot of mats on his legs and belly, so we had to take him to the University Vet Clinic for a little grooming, for which he has to be sedated. Once again, he was true to his reputation: "extremely aggressive". It's a fact; it's in his medical record. His claws were impossibly long, also. I noticed when he walked across the wood floors it sounded like one of the Khardashian sisters . . . clackity, clackity, clackity. Only problem is, he is in stage 3 of renal failure and there's just nothing we can do. Good news is there is no protein in his urine so he doesn't need medication.
These days Bhu acts his age, I suppose, filling the day with sleeping, wandering around yowling (and getting fairly operatic sometimes), and demanding people time and pets. He loves to be with both his people but he will still NOT sit on a lap, not if you paid him a million pieces of fresh shrimp! I know his sight is not as good as it once was and I wonder about his hearing. But his purring still works. He's a major purrer.
Graduation has occurred and the town will be quiet for another three weeks. It used to be that every summer there would be an influx of more mature students taking graduate courses during the summer, but now everybody takes courses online, so the city really does get a bit quieter until August when everybody comes back. I like it quiet!
Hope you are all well and looking forward to summer. We're having a little cold spell this weekend and had to cover the plants . . . the basil in particular was looking quite ill. xoxo