"We are here to love each other, serve each other,
and uplift each other."
I've returned from my short trip to Tampa Florida.
Hubby played in a "old timer hockey"
National tournament, 60+ division.
I accompanied him as a cheerleader, and managed to
get in some shopping between games!
We Canadians LoVe to shop in the states!
*P.S. the boys came in second place, they lost in overtime.
my full figured girl who is on a diet
I'm happy to be back home!
Spring has finally arrived with all its possibilities!
The cats ignored me for a short time.
"Get over it girls, I'm home now!!"
Both cats had a rough time upon arriving home
from Arizona last year. The reason why I
chose to stay home this past winter.
Many of you wondered why but *I was not ready to share.
Those of you that follow my blog know that Babie was diagnosed
with Bladder Stones which were removed and now
we closely monitor her; making sure she is drinking enough
because her body produces these stones. She has had
a followup X-Ray in March checking for recurrence
and I am HaPPY there are no crystals forming!
Getting weight off her is the biggest challenge.
She's fed twice daily..1/2 cup in total. Indoors cats really enjoy
napping so I am trying various stimulants to keep her moving about..she can't resist the moving dot of the laser light!
We place Paisley's food on a counter so Ms.
Piggy Babie can't reach
*Babie NOT as agile as Paisley.
my sweet shrinking violet
Oh boy where do I begin. The main reason
why I chose not to travel to Arizona this winter.
I felt it necessary to keep her from stressful situations
and 5 day road trips and hotel overnighters had
to be avoided for her sake.
She is 14 yrs. & in April of last yr. with extensive blood work
and full examination was diagnosed with
Inflammatory Bowel disease and Pancreates.
Symptoms: She was throwing up frequently with diarrhea wasn't
eating much and lost a tremedous amount of weight .
I decided no XRays or ultrasounds. I would allow her
to heal with a few interventions of meds and Vit B12 shots.
In December after a check in, Vet informed me
Ms. Paisley had days not months left to live!!
You can well imagine how these words resonated with me!
I froze for a moment, I reflected on her life with me all these
years! We shared so much family history,
so much sorrow, and so many good times together!
As pet owners you know we are never ready to say goodbye
to our fur babies!
"You must know that you can swim through
every tide and change of time."
The first few days after hearing this news I was
devastated with overwhelming emotions of sadness.
I'm sure Paisley picked up on this hopeless energy so I decided
to deal with her illness with the same positive approach when
I dealt with my 2 cancer battles and WON!
I would keep my mind clear on the now, enjoy my time with her,
keep my emotions cocooned, and focus on
HOPE & HEALING!
I allow her to lead the way..animals have a
I imagined myself in her place and together we figured out
what made her feel better.
I stopped giving her one of the meds which
stressed her out .. she's not one for taking pills orally
*give her 1 Tbsp. of canned Tuna (packed in water)
with a bit of Vit. E.
*dry kibble (extra calorie formula)
*a probiotic capsule (contents only mixed w/ butter)
*Vit. B12 shot monthly
With so much weight loss; ( see in photo above)
I have sheepskin rugs and an UGG throw to keep her warm.
Radiant Spring has arrived and Paisley has no diarrhea,
throws up once in a while (most cats spit up fur balls)
Very active, engaging, eating and feeling so much better!
The Vet is absolutely shocked with this turnaround!
Paisley is now my shrinking violet but don't humans
do the same as we age?
I feel blessed and thankful for every day I have with her!
She feels better and so do I!!
=^.^= Purr-Zzz =^.^=
Naturegirl and the girls