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Dis majiklolly appearinged in mai inbox dis morning frum JD.

Emo the cat and Official Channeler on teh Grate Toona haz askted me to gibs you hur laytest pome.

Ode tew Noms, by Emo Cat

Toona.
Toona toona, tooooona.
Sardines.

Toona? Sammun? Toona? Sammun?
Sardines!

Toona toona toona
Toona toona toona
Burp

Plz tu Halping BunnySlippers

Ohai, peeps!!

Ower deer frend BunnySlippers am in a tuff spot.  Shii am on disability and am needing to get a noo place fur hur and hur twu furry babiez tu lib.  Shii needs muneys to paying a deposit and deh nawt-sekkond monfz rent.

Shii sez:

Mai landlord haz frowed me and teh gal onna oddur sied ob teh wall owt ob teh plase cuz he wants tu maek sum big big repairs (stuff he shudda dun a loooong tiem ago) so he can sell it.

Ai gots noe munnies foar a deposit oar a nawt sekkund munf’s rent tu hold a plase til Ai kin moob.  Teh onliest reezun Ai’s still alibe iz cuz Ai maded teh promise to Taco an Tara dat tehy wud awlwayz haz a home wiffs me. Ai haz a sad cuz Ai haz libbed heer foar obber 15 yeerz, teh longest Ai haz ebbur libbed ennywher in awl mai 62 yeerz. ……  Ai haz a beeg beeg skeered ebbry minnit an Ai keeps “dissociating” frum teh stress an losing track ob fingz an mai mind wont focus oan ennyfing for berry long at awl, so Ai nawt makin any progress wiffs teh packing. ….. I kant breakify teh promise Ai maded to tehm. Ai juss kant. Ai’s gonna get dehydrated frum awl teh teerz.

If u can haz a spare munny or twu, u kin halpsing Bunnyslippers!!!  Please goingz to PayPal, http://www.paypal.com, select “Send Money” from the menu, and enter deh emayo address   broe3 at cox dot NET  (convert dis back to regular computer speek) and select “I’m sending money to family or friends.” If u send deh money frum ur bank account or ur PayPal accownt, dhere am no service fee.  Donations will go directly to BunnySlippers; neither cween nor any wun else will have access to the donated funds. Please be aware that BunnySlippers did not come to us asking for help; this “pass the hat” is being done at the suggestion of a caring peep who expressed concern to us about hur situation and asked if there was some way to help.

If five peeps eech gib 5 munnies, dat am 25 munnies fur hur.  If anuzzer five peeps eech give 10 munnies, dat am 50; five peeps hoo give 25 makes 125; 5 peeps hoo kin spare 50 munnies will donate 250 munnies.  Put dat awl tugezzer and it am 500 munnies!!!  Ebbree liddlol bit halpz!!!

Teddy crosses the Rainbow Bridge

Dis landinged in mai emayos tuday frum Diamond Kitteh.  mai heart am borking fur hur.

Ohai mai cween, I bear sad tidings. Today we helped Teddy cross the
Bridge. He had a very peaceful death. Here’s the story:

This household was very peaceful yesterday evening and this morning. Last
night I brought Teddy up to my bedroom (where he and his mother, brothers
and sister came when the kittens were about 3 days old); after awhile he
jumped down and went to the top of the stairs, where he lay with Twitch
keeping him company (something she never does). He even batted at his toy
butterfly. This morning we all got up early (again, something that never
happens) and Teddy had some cat milk, then he and I sat on the stoop while
I had my tea. It was a coolish overcast day. After awhile Ted strolled
across the yard and went through a little opening in the cedar hedge and
sat peacefully in his hidey hole for about 15 minutes, then came back to
the stoop. He did this again awhile later, only this time he stopped and
sprayed near the vegetable patch to show those male cats who come around
who is the boss here. Then I gave him some cat treats. He couldn’t smell
them, but once he felt them with his lips on my hand, he eagerly ate them
up; I let him have all he wanted.

Eventually we came inside, he climbed up on the toilet and had a drink,
had some toona joos, then we settled on the floor in the living room. I
brushed him all over (he loved having his belly brushed), him purring all
the while. At 11, when the vet was due to come, Teddy went and hid behind
the couch… My sister, who is a nurse, arrived (through a happy
coincidence), then the vet. Teddy went very peacefully. He protested
slightly to the poke when he got a sedative, then tried to climb off my
lap, but soon relaxed, purring. The vet gave him lots of time to fully
relax. Then a little shaving and poke with an IV, which didn’t cooperate.
Same procedure on the other front leg. Teddy showed no signs of discomfort
through any of this. He was totally relaxed and was gone within 30 seconds
of receiving the IV. My sister stayed for a couple of hours, which was
great.

Teddy is now wrapped in a blanket on my kitchen table. I got to clean his
eyes, the egg yolk off his cheek and the gummy medication build-up from
inside his ears. When I’m ready, I’ll take him over to the vet’s to
arrange for cremation.

Even this morning I was wondering if I should postpone this day, but when
I looked objectively at the situation, I realized it was the right thing
to do for Teddy. He’s free of his nose/sinus problems, weakness and nausea
now, scampering around the Meadow with his brother, Bear, my other heart
kittehs and everyone’s heart kittehs. And the Night Watchman will watch
over him. Be at peace, sweet Teddy, gentlest cat I’ve ever known.

DK/4point5kittehs <3

Spencer am at deh VET ER Hospital

  1. IDK — vet can’t see him until 5:15!!!!!! It is so odd. He has what should be a (if what I read is true) a benign tumor on his gum , covering his canine tooth. It is about the size of a large marble.
    BUT – he is also breathing odd – very loudly and it looks like there is swelling in his nose — so that is what has me freaked out most.
    He is not is distress – but is working harder than normal to breath. And he is subdued.
    Spence is a very paranoid dog – he over analyzes every situation – so he just hates being examined. After he was neutered i had to get him out of the crate — he would NOT come out for the vet staff.
    Poor baby is probably in for some intense examination.
    If vet is at all unsure I will probably go straight to the specialist hospital that took care of Jazz.

I called the specialist vet hospital — they said to bring him straight in to them now, based on the trouble breathing and that his gums are not bright pink … 

Should be fun trip — 30 minutes with a dog that hates the car ….

I hate that place — because it is where I lost Jazz. But they are the best

… May 27, 2014 at 5:48 pm 

 

Well, when I got Spencer to the hospital his temp was almost 106. Hella ohai even for a gog. So, the first order of business was getting that down. It came down to 103 and she did a physical exam over Spencer’s clear objections. The exam did not show any overt reason for his difficulty breathing. No pain or clear change in breathing by position change. She feels the lump in his mouth is unrelated to the breathing difficulty and is just a common type of benign tumor.

The problem is it appears that it is harder for him to inhale than to exhale – indicating an obstruction. They are running blood work out the wazoo today and doing full chest xrays and an abdominal ultrasound to see what they can see. If there is nothing to see and the all else indicates that he is safe to sedate then they will scope his nasal passages.

I could have waited for him to be done with the tests and taken him home and then brought him back again tomorrow — but with his tempo climbing so high in the car I elected to leave him. They said he was resting quietly in the crate. And Spencer will object to something, but when it is clear that it is going to happen anyway – he just goes with the flow. So, I think it will be easier for him to just stay rather than coming home and then having to adjust back to being handled by the vet staff.

He is at the full blown specialist vet hospital. Could not be in a better place other than home and well. I had to sign a level of resuscitation order — middle ground – chest compressions etc. but not extraordinary measures… *sigh*

May 27, 2014 at 6:14 pm 

Well — the chest xray shows his lungs are full of white spots. He either has a severe fungal infection or tumors — no good answers. They are starting him on anti-fungal drugs and anti-inflammatories. The problemis that if it is fungal, then when the fungus starts to die – the die off will cause it own terrible probelms. So – I may not get him back.

The doctor has experience with this type of fungal infection from research she did at U of I. She is sending off a urine sample to a research facility somewhere to get a definitive test result. If it is not the fungal infection – I think the end game is worse.

 

Update from Roofie

Ohai friends!

 

I received this update from Roofie and am posting it with her permission.

 

*Hello friends!  *i skweeezul yue!!*
 
Altho i didn’t see her all day yesterday, i just had mai very own therapy session wif Dr. Baysay.  She reassured me everyfing will be alright.  Mebbeh she had a Spring kleening session wif the babies bekoz she woz piney fresh tudae.  :))
 
After monitoring aspirin absorption since Tuesday night, mom may be released today to a short term convalescent facilty to continue her psychiatric, nutrional, and internal med diagnosis & care.
 
So far, i foresee just 72 hours (in this atypical HAWT wevvur, blargh…) to refresh mom’s room, tidy house, hire someone to help me whack her prolific shrubberies, and shneek sum, erm, recyclables out of the house.  :o/
AND am thankful furrit!! 
 
I can’t thank you all enough for your healing beams fur mawm and kind, soothing words.  I truly feel your beamsie embraceness! ♥♥♥  :)))
 
Kindly share this greeting of gratitude and hope with other friends.*
 
 

Please to continue sending your beams and good thoughts to our friend and her Mom!

Purrrrreakness Stakes

Purrrrreakness Stakes Race Day Actibities on Yesterdaze LOLz 
Caturday — May 17, 2014

Horses/jockeys/trainers/etc may b real or imaginary

Pre-race Party starts at 1 pm (USA Eastern Tyme)

At deh party u kin:

  • Provide bio information uv ur horse, jockey, etc.
  • Tell us deh silk kullers uv ur stable
  • Describe ur attire, noms, drinks, etc.

Don’t furget dat u kin embed pixors and videos in ur comments!

Deh RACE will b on deh 4 pm LOL

Preakness general info –

  • Held at deh Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland.
  • Distance: 9.5 Furlongs (1 3/16 miles)
  • Dirt track wif left hand turns
  • Horses: 3-yr olds
  • Record 1 min. 53 seconds (Secretariat 1973)
  • A blanket uv Black-eyed Susans (the Maryland state flower) is placed around the winner’s neck.
  • The Woodlawn Vase: Created by Tiffany and Company in 1860 as a trophy for the now defunct Woodlawn Racing Association, the Woodlawn Vase is presented each year to the winning Preakness owner.
  • The Painting of the Weather Vane: As soon as the Preakness winner has been declared official, a painter climbs to the top of the replica Old Clubhouse copula to paint the weather vane. He applies the colors of the winner’s silks to the jockey and horse, which will remain there until a new winner is declared in the next year’s Preakness.