Wednesday, September 17, 2014

What We Have Been Up To

We can't believe it's been so long since our last post!  The mom has been slacking for sure!


First we want to thank everyone for their good wishes for the mom's surgery.  Those wishes worked so well that she canceled the surgery!  The big lump is still there but her leg has gotten so much better, she can cook, stand and sleep at night.  The surgery started sounding worse than what she is experiencing now - with drainage tubes for a week, not being able to get it wet, post-op pain, yadda yadda . . .

All kinds of things have happened have happened to us kitties!  We went to The Place That Must Not Be Named, and some of us are feeling our age a teeny bit.

You can see Carl is starting to get cataracts.  He's 17 years old now.
Julie had a quick dental to remove some tartar.
She broke a tooth (lower left fang) since last year and we wonder
if it was when she hurt her leg last spring.  Maybe she fell?
Anyway, she might have hyperthyroidism, we are watching her
and she'll go back for follow up testing in a couple months.
She's seventeen too.

Oui Oui waits her turn in The Girl's arms.  She just knows she is going to be violated!
 Mica Moo waits too, in the mom's arms.
It's just too scary to face!

The mom said good bye to her first ferals.  As a going away gift, they started eating out of the dishes when she was spooning out their food.  She could have petted them if she wanted.
That's some good stuff!

Now there is feral colony #2!
There are six cats but so far only four have shown themselves.
And these ones are so wild, the mom has to sit in the car
to take their pictures.
The local TNR group asked the mom to handle their
substitute care taker program and she is super excited to help!
And there is going to be a big winter shelter building event!
Fun times!

We hope everyone has been doing well!  Best wishes and fair skies to you all.  We hope to get back on track posting now that things are going better.

38 comments:

Lone Star Cats said...

Glad y'all survived your vet visit and dat your momma didn't have to have da surgery.

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

Wow, it sounds like a lot has been going on! Paws up for helping out the ferals!

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Iza, and Marley) said...

We are purring that evrything has been going so well!

Vanessa Morgan said...

Aaah, so even your mom went to the vet. I hope her surgery went well.

Mr Puddy said...

This is GREAT NEWS !
Thanks COD ! Your mom don't need to do surgery :)
And Concat to her for her new roles of local TNR group !
Me and mom are so exciting for her too :)
Paw up & purrs for your mom
xoxo

The Church Cat Family said...

Don't be too hard on mom, ours has been out of touch, too. Good news on the surgery..it's always good when it doesn't have to happen.

Good luck with the winter shelter..wow! Those lucky kitties!

As far as the place not to be named, hey, we have one of those places here. We don't like how personal..ahem, they can get, if you know what we mean..!

Hugs-Tinker, Stasia, Chopin and Bridgie

Pat Hatt said...

haha Cassie got violated last week too, she feels your pain.

Hannah and Lucy said...

We're glad your Mom's surgery was cancelled by her as it's not so ouchie now. Please don't mention the "V" word it leaves us in terror.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Annie Bear said...

It's so great to see you guys. I've been thinking of you lots. This is great news that surgery isn't needed! Really great news!

Sorry about Julie and Carl but it seems they're doing pretty well for being 17. Lucy had hyper-t too. It affected her blood pressure so she was on a daily pill for that that I was able to just give her in her food. Hopefully, Julie won't need that.

It's so nice that you're continuing to help the ferals.

Quinn and Angel brandi said...

Oh, glad to hear (read)you on your blog!
Glad your mommy is doing better. And your Julie and Carl are good senior cats. Stay healthy, all of you!!

BeadedTail said...

We're glad your mom is doing better and didn't have to go through scary surgery! Glad everykitty is okay and yay for your mom helping those ferals!

Marg said...

Glad to hear that the Mom is feeling better.That is great news. Carl and Julie sound like they are doing really well for their age. Hope they continue to do as well. Have a great Wednesday.

Katie Isabella said...

Bless you so much Oui Oui's mommy for doing that and Oui Oui, you look precious. Carl and Julie, I love you as does mommy to the nth degree. You two stay healthy. I want to hear you and see you for a long time to come.

SO grateful that you did not have surgery. Prayer always works. Sometimes the answer to it is not what we thought it would be or even wanted but it does work. xxooxx

Brian said...

Y'all sure have been busy and we are happy to see you! That Mom needs to take care of herself!

Caren Gittleman said...

that is PAWTASTIC news that your Mom doesn't have to have surgery!! YAY!!!!
Wow about all of the ferals and all that is going on over there!
You have been busy!!!

LP said...

It's great to see you all up and (almost) running again! :P

Carl and Julie, you are doing amazingly well for seventeen!! Keep up the good work and keep us posted about Julie's possible hyperthyroidism.

Your Mama is an angel for helping the ferals!

the critters in the cottage xo

Kjelle Bus aka Charlie Rascal said...

Glad your mom-person didn´t need the surgery and that you all "survived" the V-E-T visit :)
Sixten the cat who lived here before me got hyperthyroidism when he got old too , he ate medcine for several years.

XOXO

dezizworld said...

Meez so glad to hear fings awe goin' welativly well, but purrlease tell yous mommy to wefink da surgewy. Weez know it all sounds bad, but not havin' it might lead to much worse fings, and weez will be purrayin' eevew way.

Luv ya'

Dezi

Kitty Cat Chronicles said...

GREAT NEWS about your mom's knee!!! So wonderful! Sorry you all had to go to the V-E-T, but you know it's for your own good. Looks like you all behaved so well! How nice of your mom to help out with the feral colonies :)

da tabbies o trout towne said...

guys...glad yur mom doez knot haz ta go thru sir jerry....sorree bout havin ta go two de eevil place, way kewl oh yur mom ta help de ferals; may her bee blessed ten fold ♥♥♥ ...N glad ta see everee one again;

stuff haz changed in trout towne....

we hate burdz now ~~~

pilch92 said...

Thanks for the update. I am glad your mom doesn't need surgery and everyone is doing well.

Austin Towers said...

You might not have been posting, but you've sure been busy!! Glad for the good news of no surgery for mom! That's brilliant! This no posting thing is beginning to get annoying from my point of view! The Staff is slacking big time!!!

Sometimes, Cats Herd You said...

Great news that your Mom didn't need surgery after all! It sounds like you've been up to a lot, and it's really pawesome that your Mom is helping out with the local ferals. What a great cause!

Maxwell, Faraday and Allie said...

Oh that is SOOOO cool that your mo is the substitute caretaker snooperviser!!!!!

And we are GLAD for no surgery but are still VERY worried about the lump. It needs to be gone, not just "less bad." Sending her TONS and LOADS of healing purrs....!

Flynn said...

I am glad your mum doesn't need surgery now.
I was recently diagnosed with hyperthyroidism too and my numbers were very high. I have to have a pill every day for the rest of my life now, and after only 3 weeks of pills my numbers are in the normal range.

ANGEL ABBYGRACE said...

We were so glad to see your post and glad that "the" Mom does not have to have surgery. We are glad everyone checked out pretty well. We will purr for Carl and Julie.

The Island Cats said...

We're so happy your mom's leg is feeling better and she doesn't have to have the surgery. And that you all survived the evil vet, too.

How great that your mom is gonna be taking care of the feral kitties. That is so cool. :)

meowmeowmans said...

We are glad you survived the v-e-t. That place is scary!

And paws up that your mom doesn't have to have surgery. That is awesome!

Thank you, Mom Paula, for helping those ferals.

Hugs!

Clooney said...

So happy to hear that you will not have to go through with the surgery, that is awesome! Continued purrs for all to heal completely with ease...Sorry to hear that you kitties had to go to the vet, that is always stressful but we are glad things are mainly ok with you all. Bless you for helping out the ferals, have a good week!

The Swiss Cats said...

We're glad that everything has been going so well for you all ! Concatulations to your mom for her new role ! Purrs

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Bibi-Chan, Gen-Chan, Vidock, Violette said...

Thanks for the update. We've missed you! And w ehope the leg continues to get better!

Purrs,
The Chans

The Indulged Furries said...

You've been very busy during your time away. Glad to hear you're all doing well.

Timmy Tomcat said...

Dad the nursey man thinks less is more when it comes to medicine. He tells his friends that you have to remember that when you go to a surgeon their solution is to cut. More importantly you cannot Un-Cut. Once done it is done and they are never 100%.
We all wish Mom well and are glad things are getting better. It can take a lot of time.
Purrs
Timmy and Family

Timmy Tomcat said...

Wow how exciting to be helping more kitties! Very nice.
We purr for the elders. Remind them to take an extra nap a day. That may not be needed MOL
Timmy

Eileen said...

Great to see you again. We is furry happy your mom bean is feeling so much better too!

You is all furry brave to go to the place with no name!

Sasha, Sami, & Saku

Kitties Blue said...

I tried to leave a comment on this post three other times, but every time, I ended up in Google+ somehow and I could leave the comment. Anyway, at this point I just want to say how glad I am that you decided not to have surgery. Anytime you can avoid it, that is the best way to go. Hugs, Janet

www.shelter-cats.com said...

That's a lot of news- and happily it's good news! Glad Mom Paula is feeling better without surgery and ready to tackle the TNR job.

Fur Everywhere said...

We miss seeing you all around! We are glad that you are all doing so well! Purrs and hugs <3