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Prayers for my 24 year old kittie -- (doing much better now)
Me | 07/20/2006 | me

Posted on 07/20/2006 11:51:19 AM PDT by freedumb2003

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To: freedumb2003
Praise God!!! Thank you for the update!
251 posted on 08/08/2006 9:32:11 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: freedumb2003

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.


252 posted on 08/08/2006 9:35:38 PM PDT by LibertyRocks (MY BLOG: http://libertyrocks.wordpress.com)
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To: freedumb2003
Good news!! Just heard back from the Vet and she says that Musica's thyroid has gone back to normal (with her meds)!!

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.

253 posted on 08/08/2006 9:42:59 PM PDT by FJ290
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To: freedumb2003
Indeed they do! You're welcome!
254 posted on 08/09/2006 5:58:48 AM PDT by EdReform (Protect our 2nd Amendment Rights - Join the NRA today - www.nra.org)
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To: freedumb2003

Good news - thank you for keeping us up to date.
I'm so glad to hear that Musica is doing better.


255 posted on 08/09/2006 6:50:42 AM PDT by iceskater (One person's mess is another person's filing system.)
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To: freedumb2003

Fantastic!!! So happy to hear Musica's doing better. Amazing power of prayer!


256 posted on 08/10/2006 6:25:00 PM PDT by Heart of Georgia
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To: Heart of Georgia

Thanks Heart!

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 :)


257 posted on 08/10/2006 6:27:25 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (The Democrat Party stands for open treason in a time of war.)
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To: iceskater

Thanks iceskater! :)

I really appreciate your concern.


258 posted on 08/10/2006 6:30:36 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (The Democrat Party stands for open treason in a time of war.)
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To: Alamo-Girl

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.


259 posted on 08/10/2006 6:34:19 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (The Democrat Party stands for open treason in a time of war.)
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To: freedumb2003; All

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.

Thanks!


260 posted on 08/10/2006 6:38:37 PM PDT by diamond6 (Everyone who is for abortion have been born. Ronald Reagan)
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To: BenLurkin; stuartcr; Darkwolf377; DarthTinkerbell; bwteim; EdReform; pookie18; linda_22003; ...

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.


261 posted on 08/10/2006 6:48:11 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (The Democrat Party stands for open treason in a time of war.)
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To: freedumb2003

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).


262 posted on 08/10/2006 6:51:20 PM PDT by diamond6 (Everyone who is for abortion have been born. Ronald Reagan)
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To: diamond6; trussell
Praying that the Lord would reveal the perfect home for your beloved kitty ...

Trussell ... Do you know who handles the California ping list?

263 posted on 08/10/2006 7:11:38 PM PDT by Pegita ('Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus, just to take Him at His Word ...)
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To: diamond6
Thank you so much, and I'm sorry for being so self-centered. How are things going with your cat?

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.

264 posted on 08/10/2006 7:18:10 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (The Democrat Party stands for open treason in a time of war.)
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To: Pegita; trussell

FR so rocks! :)


265 posted on 08/10/2006 7:19:23 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (The Democrat Party stands for open treason in a time of war.)
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To: freedumb2003; Slings and Arrows
A very special request for the Kitty ping list.


266 posted on 08/10/2006 7:30:30 PM PDT by darkwing104 (Let's get dangerous)
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To: freedumb2003
Here's another one of my Mandy. As you can see, she's quite malnourished!

267 posted on 08/10/2006 7:38:37 PM PDT by Blogger (http://www.propheteuon.com)
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To: Blogger

That is almost exactly how Musica looked 10 years ago (she was chubby believe it or not)!!

What a wonderfully spoiled doll! :)


268 posted on 08/10/2006 7:42:58 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (The Democrat Party stands for open treason in a time of war.)
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To: freedumb2003

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.


269 posted on 08/10/2006 7:51:34 PM PDT by Blogger (http://www.propheteuon.com)
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To: freedumb2003; rintense

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'!


270 posted on 08/10/2006 7:57:01 PM PDT by Blogger (http://www.propheteuon.com)
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To: Blogger

Well, Tabbys are the beautiful mutts of kitties. The chances are Mandy will be wonderfully bedevilling you for many, many years to come :)


271 posted on 08/10/2006 8:03:13 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (The Democrat Party stands for open treason in a time of war.)
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To: diamond6
You've got a talker. Usually they are oriental types in their lineage. Longer sleeker body types then broad faced Persians types. But a talker can be demanding. I feel for you. How hard it must be not to be close to him. Maybe he needs a buddy.

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.

272 posted on 08/10/2006 8:22:59 PM PDT by AmericaUnite
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To: AmericaUnite

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.


273 posted on 08/10/2006 8:25:53 PM PDT by diamond6 (Everyone who is for abortion have been born. Ronald Reagan)
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To: diamond6; Slings and Arrows; Glenn; republicangel; Bahbah; Beaker; BADROTOFINGER; etabeta; ...
See post #260 - kitty looking for good home. Can provide own Viking helmet.


274 posted on 08/10/2006 11:30:36 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Visit www.greenhelmetguy.com! We'll put a corpse on the rubble for you.)
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To: freedumb2003
I will continue to pray for your beloved Musica. These are my babies. :o)

Molly McGuire wanted to say she's glad Musica is feeling better.

Mr. Bubbles is happy that Musica is doing better, too.


275 posted on 08/11/2006 12:02:48 AM PDT by NRA2BFree (Only two defining forces have ever offered to die for you, Jesus Christ and the American G. I.)
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To: diamond6

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.


276 posted on 08/11/2006 12:04:39 AM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: FJ290

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.


277 posted on 08/11/2006 12:37:15 AM PDT by pbmaltzman
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To: freedumb2003
24 years???
I did not think that was possible - I thought the upper range was 20.
We have always gotten our cats off of the streets as rescue kitties - don't really know how bad their early developement ever is - our record is 17 years for my psycho-calico - she let me know when she was ready to go - wept like a baby anyway.
278 posted on 08/11/2006 3:53:55 AM PDT by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: NRA2BFree

What a couple of sweeties!

Molle has the coolest "mask" :)

Thanks again


279 posted on 08/11/2006 4:42:13 AM PDT by freedumb2003 (The Democrat Party stands for open treason in a time of war.)
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To: Psalm 73
our record is 17 years for my psycho-calico - she let me know when she was ready to go - wept like a baby anyway.

Musica's beloved "sister," also a tabby, passed away 5 years ago (so that would be 19 years) -- I still grieve to this day.

280 posted on 08/11/2006 4:43:57 AM PDT by freedumb2003 (The Democrat Party stands for open treason in a time of war.)
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To: pbmaltzman
Don't forget to thank your vet too!

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 ;)

281 posted on 08/11/2006 4:53:30 AM PDT by freedumb2003 (The Democrat Party stands for open treason in a time of war.)
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To: diamond6

Good luck, from an east coast cat owner.


282 posted on 08/11/2006 6:01:19 AM PDT by FourtySeven (47)
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To: Spktyr

Do cats really sleep after every meal?


283 posted on 08/11/2006 6:12:58 AM PDT by diamond6 (Everyone who is for abortion have been born. Ronald Reagan)
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To: diamond6

I have no idea but mine have tended to sleep more as they have gotten older.


284 posted on 08/11/2006 6:45:38 AM PDT by iceskater (One person's mess is another person's filing system.)
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To: freedumb2003
So I pray for all of you and it is a wonderful reflective thing :)

Thank you for that - I've been needing some prayers myself these days.

285 posted on 08/11/2006 6:46:45 AM PDT by iceskater (One person's mess is another person's filing system.)
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To: Blogger
As you can see, she's quite malnourished!

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.

286 posted on 08/11/2006 7:07:05 AM PDT by RepoGirl ("Bobby, if you weren't my son... I'd hug you...")
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To: NRA2BFree

Beautiful kitties! Molly is so expressive


287 posted on 08/11/2006 7:59:30 AM PDT by Blogger (http://www.propheteuon.com)
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To: RepoGirl

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 :)


288 posted on 08/11/2006 8:03:02 AM PDT by Blogger (http://www.propheteuon.com)
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To: diamond6

My understanding is that most do. At the very least, they're more lethargic for a while after eating.


289 posted on 08/11/2006 9:01:46 AM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: diamond6

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.


290 posted on 08/11/2006 9:20:43 AM PDT by Kaylee Frye
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To: Spktyr

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.


291 posted on 08/11/2006 10:40:24 AM PDT by flaglady47
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To: Blogger
Heheheheh. That's awesome. She looks like a sassy one.

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'.

292 posted on 08/11/2006 3:19:34 PM PDT by RepoGirl ("Bobby, if you weren't my son... I'd hug you...")
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To: freedumb2003
FWIIW, Musica has alwas been 100% indoors -- I think that makes a big difference.

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.

293 posted on 08/11/2006 4:29:51 PM PDT by pbmaltzman
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To: freedumb2003

Wonderful news about Musica!! You all were in my prayers!!


294 posted on 08/11/2006 9:20:37 PM PDT by paulat
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To: paulat; Monkey Face

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.

Thanks


295 posted on 09/20/2006 9:51:59 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Insultification is the polar opposite of Niceosity)
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To: freedumb2003

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!


296 posted on 09/21/2006 8:23:34 PM PDT by paulat
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To: paulat
Cat and Dog lovers (and I am pretty sure parakeet, ferret and guinea pig lovers) are the best people on the planet.

To love someone who can't say the words back is the greatest gift God gave us. It is unselfishness taken to its extreme. Because we don't see it as unselfishness, but rather returning the gift of love.

We are blessed. And I am home with my kittie tonight and she is giving me "the attitude." Dang, I am smiling to beat the band! :)
297 posted on 09/21/2006 8:29:53 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Insultification is the polar opposite of Niceosity)
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