Some Sad Cat News

JD sent in these pictures of her beautiful cat Leela with some very sad news:

I always meant to send in pics for you….but work and life kept getting in the way. A poor excuse…but it is the unfortunate truth. I will have to send in more of our other fur babies soon.

The universe isn’t cruel enough some times…despite everything around us…our cat quit eating last week. We discovered she had an abdominal mass, considered inoperable. A week of comfort care and love later, we had to put her to sleep. We knew it was time when she quit drinking and continued to grow weaker. Despite all of this she still came out for love and affection anytime someone found her hiding spot.

She was our “talky kitty”. A hundred different vocalizations depending on her mood and situation. One that would hide just out of sight if company was over, but always came out when the room was quiet and still. A notorious creeper that was never content to sit next to someone, but rather had to creep slowly into your personal space over a period of 10-20 minutes…only to try again if removed from a book or lap top. A bed hog extraordinaire, that excelled in the late night wake up. At the end she gave us one last goodbye “meep” before her heart stopped forever.

We had the privilege to share her company for 12 years, but I still wish we could have had more. She will never be forgotten, and will be missed by all in our home.

I’m so sorry JD. I the one comfort I have when I lose a beloved furry friend is that I have always given them a loving home in a world that has too much tragedy. It’s the most important comfort I believe that we can have while we mourn our buddies. Thank you so much for sharing Leela with us.

Friday Guest Cat Blogging

This little ball of joyful fur comes from Ange. And yes, please keep sending me these little rascals for Fridays. It’s always nice to see them.

Hi Chris-

Photo update of my friends’ kitten named Pants. I’m still not sure she’s gotten any bigger but she’s still so damn cute. Last time you saw her she was able to sit inside a purse. My friend said.. “she looks like she’s desperately holding onto a secret”.

Guest Friday Cat Blogging

Thanks to Ange for sending us this little bag of fur for Friday’s Cat Blogging:

Hi Chris,

This is my friends cat named Pants. The kitten followed her home one day mewing all the way, and she realized at that moment she was now a cat mom. Pants fits into purses because she’s still so tiny. I told my friend I had to meet her before she got any bigger so she brought her over to my house for my baby shower. Best present ever!

-Ange

Friday Guest Cat Blogging

Sorry I haven’t been around much this week. I’ve had some adulting to do.
So I’m throwing it to Dana and Dodger to pick up the slack for my laziness:

Not a cat, but another photo of my dog, Dodger. He’s an American Staffordshire Terrier/Border Collie mix (with a little cattle dog thrown in for good measure). He’s smart, athletic, vigilant, and with me and my husband, a total goofball and lovebug. He had a rough start to life– was raised and trained in a women’s prison in Washington state. I adopted him through a shelter when he was 1.5. He’s now 7. He’s a complex dog in that he is wary of strangers, mostly children and other men. He seems to love women. But once he figures out you’re trustworthy, you are a friend FOR LIFE. He has also been given permission to bite of Trump’s tiny hands if he ever encounters him.