Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Leo's 8th Gotcha Day!

Eight years ago today I finally laid my paws, er.. hands on my sweet baby Leo The Chinese Lion. I had loved him from the first picture Chrystal posted of him on the Winnie's Wish blog. He bonded with me almost immediately, clinging to my shoulder for half of the eight hour trip back home, (when he wasn't in his carrier/cage.) He called for me every time he got out of my sight in those first few days and came running when I called back to tell him where I was. Meant to be.

Just look at this baby picture and tell me you wouldn't have fallen in love too.



Happy Gotcha day my sweet heart kitty!

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I know we haven't been around, and I think most of you know why. The loss of my mother has hit me very hard and I'm having trouble getting back into the routine. Not to mention that I've been sick for five months now and have to see yet another specialist and who knows how long it will take to get into this one.
I have been trying to stop by for birthdays, gotcha days and unfortunate losses, but I'm sure I've missed many because I'm not on line much either. If we missed you, please forgive us and know that you have our best wishes and prayers.
Love you all, dear kitty people and kitty friends, doggy people and doggy friends, and everyone else!

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you in the US, happy Thankful Thursday to everyone else!

Please indulge me as I use my thanksgiving picture from when Star was with us and before the girls came. I love it! And I haven't had time to make anything new..


 
We have not posted much lately. Ok, at all. My last post should tell you why. We are still very much worried about my mom. Last time I said she was unconscious; she was unconscious for a full week. She woke up with what they call ICU Syndrome, unable to move her arms or legs, fingers, anything. And she still had the pneumonia. She started therapy right away to get strength back and it looked like it was going to be a quick recovery. Then her pneumonia flared again for a bit. She moved to a step down hospital for more therapy hoping to stay just a little while then move to an intensive rehab facility. Every time it seems like she's ready to move there, something happens. She got sick, very sick. I got sick, I am sure it's the same thing. She stopped eating and stopped trying at therapy. All she wants to do is sleep. this is not helped by a new heart medication that is causing her other issues.
Since she can't move, we are taking turns being there to feed her meals. Of course, like I said, she's not wanting to eat right now.
I know this seems like a very 'down' post, but even in the midst of this, I have lots to be thankful for. We did not lose her! I am so grateful for that! She can recover, I'm so grateful for that! Meds can be changed so she will do more than sleep, and I'll be grateful when the doctors make those changes.
 
Piper, my mom's pretty kitty, is at my sisters house. Piper is a shy kitty and does not come out for anyone. My sister was used to spending at least one night a week at my moms before all of this and Piper would come out once my sister was sitting down and quiet. She would even sit between her and my mom on the couch.
Once Piper was taken to my sisters house, she was shown her food and litter and then she went straight down to the basement and said, "bye people!" and basically hid from them. But did eat and wander the house when they were sleeping or away. They did not see her however.
Then one day she explored a spare bedroom and no one knew it. The door got closed because that's how it's supposed to be. And Piper stopped coming out for her meals. Uh oh... My sister heard a quiet peep after she'd not been seen for 14 hours. She opened the spare room and Piper ran into the closet. My sister got her out of the closet and out of the room and she ran back to the basement, stopping to eat! A little while later my sister was at her computer and something tapped her leg. Piper peeped at her, probably lecturing her about not closing her in that room any more and hey, give me more food ok? So Sister gave her more food. A little while later Piper tapped her on the leg again. A little more food. And now Piper talks to her and comes out! Apparently she does not like being so alone after all!
The blind Yorkie my sister has, Nala, told Piper she was not allowed on her bed. But there have been no other issues between them. They are not friends, but they are not enemies either. I'm sure both will be happy when Piper gets to go back home with her mommy, my mommy!
If you pray, please pray for my mom and the rest of us! We're all exhausted and we all want mom home! Thank you!!
 
 
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I had planned on having an auction for Winnie's Wish in November. As you can see, that's probably not gonna happen.. Time is running away fast! But Winnie's Wish still has many needs. They are in the middle of a huge TNR situation and while all the surgeries are taken care of thanks to a gofundme, they didn't anticipate how long each kitty would be with her before surgeries (because of how hard it is to catch them, they cannot count on getting them the day of or even the day before surgery) and after during recovery. This is taking lots of extra litter and food.
Although the great news is that a few of them are getting homes because they are friendly! Yay!!!
But the need for food and litter is still there, for the regular crew and the stop overs. So if you can, during this wonderful season of giving, please think of donating to Winnie's Wish or using their Wish List button and sending something from Amazon! Every little bit helps!
To donate, you can use the donate button on the Daily Dose blog's sidebar. (it's under the section about her books)
To use the Wish List click the banner below:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/2B5JHRZW1S7M
 
Sales of the two wonderful books Chrystal wrote also benefit Winnie's Wish! If you haven't bought them, do yourself a favor and get them now! One about cat and dog rescue, the other is a children's book on kindness. If you've already got them, consider getting more copies as gifts!
 
Thank you, everyone, for your patience while we are dealing with my mom's illness, and for everything you have done, and will do, for Winnie's Wish! We love you all, you are the best, kindest, people on the internet!
 
 
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Friday, October 19, 2018

Piper's Mommy

Piper's mommy, my mom, has been in the hospital all week. She's being kept sedated because she's on a vent. She has horrible pneumonia and something going on with or near her gallbladder. Obviously we have been very worried and at the hospital and out of touch on line for the most part.
They are going to start trying to wean her off of the vent tomorrow. But if it takes more than three days, they are going to talk tracheotomy.
We are worried, we are scared. We love our mommy, Piper, my sister and me.
I guess I'm saying, this is why I'm not posting. But I think you all understand that.
If you pray, please pray for her. Thank you

Piper is being taken care of and may move in with my sister for a while because it's likely mom will go to a step down facility to regain strength before going home. My sister is the only house with no other cats. She has a blind old Yorkie, but Nala won't 'see' the Piper and Piper will be able to easily avoid Nala. Send prayers for this situation too please!

Piper: I don't like missing my mommy. But will someone please tell me what a 'Yorkie' is and why it makes me nervous? Ok, so everything makes me nervous, I still want to know if a 'Yorkie' is a person from New York, or something to eat, or a fluff comforter to lay on!


Saturday, October 13, 2018

Caturday Art with Glitter

For today's Caturday Art I picked one of Glitter's pretty sitting pictures from this week. She was so cute, I thought I could art it up a bit and make her even cuter!


First up, Beauty


Dreaming


Flame. Now, lunapic had two flames, I think. This one was under art, not special effects.


Kandinsky


Pen

And here's the original