Skip to comments.Prayers for my 24 year old kittie -- (doing much better now)
Posted on 07/20/2006 11:51:19 AM PDT by freedumb2003
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I'm very glad to hear Musica is feeling better! Hooray! That's is fantastic news! (o:
Thanks for keeping us all up-to-date.
Thank all of you for your warm thoughts and prayers -- clearly they worked!
All praise and honor to God for His merciful healing! This is wonderful news! May she continue in good health.
Good news - thank you for keeping us up to date.
I'm so glad to hear that Musica is doing better.
Fantastic!!! So happy to hear Musica's doing better. Amazing power of prayer!
Yes, prayer is powerful and I thank God every day for my FRiends here. So I pray for all of you and it is a wonderful reflective thing :)
Thanks iceskater! :)
I really appreciate your concern.
Thanks A-Girl! :)
I am a little slow in getting back to so many of you who have checked in.
But so many have been so loving it is tough to keep up!
FR is a blessed place. And I am blessed (twice, thrice?) by my FRiends who have such love in their hearts :)
I am also humbled.
Hello freepers, I have a favor to ask.
About eight years ago, I rescued a cat from the pound. He is an awesome cat, and I don't regret adopting him. The one problem is that I am alergic (he was meant to be an outdoor cat as a result). This cat is not your usual cat, he is almost like a dog, and craves attention. The only problem is..... he is a crier, and a loud one at that. Why does he cry, he wants attention.
Unfortunately, he wants attention very early in the morning. I started getting complaints from neighbors and had to board him temporarily while we moved into our new home. The boarder said, that he only cried the first night, there were no other animals in his area. But the minute another cat was brought in, no more crying.
Here is the problem, I just can't adopt another cat right now, as much as I'd like to and the pound is out of the question. Is there anyone out there, any cat lovers, that would be interested? He is a beautiful cat and is very sweet and playful.
I live in the Fresno area. If there is anyone out there interested, I'd sure appreciate it.
Ping to diamond6's dilemma.
Can anyone help?
Whoever has the kittie ping list can you extend the ping?
I really feel for you diamond -- but you can see I am not in a position to help. But I will pray for a good home for your sweetie.
Thank you so much, and I'm sorry for being so self-centered. How are things going with your cat? I haven't had a chance to read the thread, I have a four year old who is very "distracting" (smile).
Trussell ... Do you know who handles the California ping list?
Your problem is NOT "self-centered." We can't reason with our pets -- we have to take them for what they are and sometimes it just won't work. A barking dog is a neighborhood problem, so (sadly) is a caterwauling kitty. We have to be fair to your neighbors.
I am pleased that this thread might become someplace where people can come for help, prayers, comfort or support for their kitties. There is the kitty ping list, but I think it is a little more up-beat.
Musica's thyroid has normalized again, thank God, so the prayers and warm wishes certainly worked. I don't know how many more crises I will have to live through (at 24, she is apx. 120 human years old), but I am happy to have made it through this one. Every day we get with her is a gift. The vet calls her his "Miracle Cat" -- understandably.
I will take all good news for her.
We are all here to help d6 -- no problem is too small.
FR so rocks! :)
That is almost exactly how Musica looked 10 years ago (she was chubby believe it or not)!!
What a wonderfully spoiled doll! :)
Yes, Mandy height wise is about average. Weight wise, she was something like 15 1/2 pounds when she was at the vet a couple of months ago. Absolutely love my girl.
I also just noticed some of Mandy and Musica's markings. The little tuft of white at the chest and on the belly. Our Tabbys are stylin'!
Well, Tabbys are the beautiful mutts of kitties. The chances are Mandy will be wonderfully bedevilling you for many, many years to come :)
When I got a second cat, the vet warned me my first cat would no longer be a people cat but a cat's cat. Also, it's usually important to bring in a kitten not a grown cat.
My neutered male Abyssinian was almost like a surrogate mom to the kitten I got. He also spent more time with the kitten then me from then on. But, that kitten adored me too. He would go from room to room meowing and looking for me if he heard my voice on the phone.
I don't know what your neighborhood is like but an outdoor cats life expectancy is 2 years mostly because of cars. Mentally, warn your cats with images of being hit by cars to keep them out of the road.
Check out "What the Animals Tell Me" by Sonya Fitzpatrick and "Cat Talk: The Secrets of Communicating with Your Cat" also by Sonya Fitzpatrick. She had some interesting things especially about what a cat scratching post must be like to work and prevent scratching furniture.
Years ago I used the services of animal psychic Beatrice Lydecker after reading about her in Cat Fancy magazine. I only told her of my cats' names and they 'told' her things that only we knew. Around that time she was on Regis's show before it was syndicated, too. She said animals talk to her in images and we can 'talk' to them that way too. The listening to them, well Sonya's book goes into it, but way too hard work for me.
Well, he's made it eight years, so I guess my cat has "broken the record".
I just hope I can find a loving home for him.
Molly McGuire wanted to say she's glad Musica is feeling better.
Mr. Bubbles is happy that Musica is doing better, too.
FYI, you can alleviate the problem by feeding the cat late at night. Then they just want to sleep the meal off and it's well into the morning hours by the time they wake up.
Don't forget to thank your vet too! And don't forget that for Musica to hit the 24-year mark, you had to have taken pretty good care of her as well! Still, that's great news, and it gives me hope that my brood will live nearly as long.
What a couple of sweeties!
Molle has the coolest "mask" :)
Musica's beloved "sister," also a tabby, passed away 5 years ago (so that would be 19 years) -- I still grieve to this day.
The vet is great -- he makes it a point to see her personally and calls her his "miracle kitty." He is sure Musica is his oldest client of any type of animal (I assume he doesn't have sea turtles on his clientele list).
FWIIW, Musica has alwas been 100% indoors -- I think that makes a big difference. Of course, she has always been ornrey and egocentric. I think giving in and letting the cat knows she IS the center of the universe helps a lot, too ;)
Good luck, from an east coast cat owner.
Do cats really sleep after every meal?
I have no idea but mine have tended to sleep more as they have gotten older.
Thank you for that - I've been needing some prayers myself these days.
Your cat looks like she's got one of those bellies of "infinite squishableness".
The little white patch is adorable, too. Our first family cat was one of those grey/brown tiger stripey cats. I've always had a soft spot for them since. Mandy's a beauty.
Beautiful kitties! Molly is so expressive
She's a stinker :)
Last night, she was having herself a major pout/whine fest because her brother infringed on her territory when I was about to pet her. She and I went into the bathroom and shut the door until she could calm down. I then patted the toilet seat lid (which is usually a place she loves to sit and get pets) and asked her to come over. She just looked at me like "I'm happy now, but I own you, you don't own me". So I pretended like I was crying. The eyes that were kinda half shut suddenly opened big and wide. She immediately got up and jumped up on the toilet lid like I wanted her to. She didn't want to see me sad. I love that little girl :)
My understanding is that most do. At the very least, they're more lethargic for a while after eating.
Man, I wish I could help. I'm sure my girls would get used to him eventually. But you live so far away!!! I wish you could just get him a kitty friend - I'm sure it would solve the problem!! Well, hopefully someone down your way will be able to take him.
I try to always feed my cats just before I konk off myself. That way I know they will not hassle me too much early in the morning looking for their next feed. They still hassle me, but wait a little longer before doing it. The picture of kitty paws up and belly exposed is what my black kitty does all the time (she's about 6 years old now). Always on her back. Been thinking I could make some money off her if I put a red light out as she's always on her back. But then who'd want 200 caterwauling males outside one's door? Something tells me they wouldn't exactly be paying customers.
So glad to hear Musica's thyroid meds kicked in and she's now doing well. Wonderful news, and I know the relief you are feeling. My oldest cat is now 18 years, so I know where you are coming from. We cherish each day now with our older kitties.
We're adding a fourth cat to our menagerie this weekend, so I know I'm in for a lot of grief and hurt looks from the 'kids'.
The three torties I have now are 100% indoors. All were more or less rescues, but only one came to me as a kitten (she's now 5 years old). The oldest is nine years old. The youngest is a little over 1 year, and was trapped as a feral.
I recently made the decision to go with a fairly expensive brand of cat food, Innova Evo, in the hope of keeping them healthy longer and keeping expensive vet visits to a minimum. It's a dry food, but it's grain-free and low-carbohydrate (which sounded like a good idea to me because cats are carnivores). I also give them other goodies, such as fresh meat, good canned food, fresh butter, and yogurt, once in a while.
They absolutely love sprawling on our porch, which has sliding glass doors and screens. I know they would love outside adventures, but (1) the landlady doesn't like cats running around and messing up her careful yard work, and (2) I know that letting them outdoors shortens their life expectancy.
My first tortie, back in the early 1990s, only lived about 2-1/2 years because she refused to stay indoors, even after being spayed. I took her with me to TN for a year, and she did fine, running around outside, under the house, etc.
Then, a few months after I came back to CA, she literally just ran under the wheels of a car one night (I was away at a friend's place for Thanksgiving dinner). My roommates told me about it the next day. The ironic thing is, the street where I lived in TN was a lot busier, in terms of vehicle traffic, than the street I lived on later in CA. I was heartbroken... and I also fell in love with torties while I had her.
Wonderful news about Musica!! You all were in my prayers!!
Thanks paulat -- after I heard Musica was better I "sagged" and didn't get back to you.
But I am still a little concerned -- the Vet says we can't up the medication level again.
I know I will be re-pinging this thread again someday. Just not "soon" if our prayers are answered.
24 -- almost 25 years old. Like I posted earlier, Musica has been with me from my 20s to my 40s. Pretty astounding. Neysa (her sister) hung in there for 18 or 19 years. Also pretty astounding.
My blessings have been manifold: Neysa who stayed with me so long, Musica -- who is tougher than nails, and a wonderful wife I don't deserve (please, PLEASE don't ask me to sequence them!); ).
And a small number of good FRiends who help keep it all together.
Musica sends her regards (in that she gave me "the paw" like you can see on my profile).
I posted "The Rainbow Bridge" for someone tonight. It is a gift we can forward.
Oh, sweetie...when we post to threads with probs...we don't expect a response. We know people are going through a difficult time.
I think most of us just want to express support. We don't need anything back.
But we do like the updates!
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