Sunday, May 19, 2024

A Few Purrs for Mama?

 

Giovanni

Hi everybody, it's mes, Giovanni! 

Me is here with a special request today. Mama is a bit of a mess and could use a few purrs.

Let me explain...

About a month ago, Mama was putting together an over-the-sink shelf and hers dropped it right on hers foot. It's a pretty heavy metal shelf, and hers had a few HBO words to say when it slammed on hers foot. 

Hers foot still be hurting, so hers had the doctor look at it when hers went last week. The doctor thinks Mama has a hairline fracture in hers right foot. Theys took an x-ray to make sure nothing more serious was going on, but Mama still doesn't have de results for it. Maybe hers will get them later today. Hers says de foot doesn't hurt too much unless something touches the top of it (shower water, sock, shoe...). 

Also, Mama's heartburn has been reallly really bad the past few months. Hers almost went to de ER twice cause de pain was dat bad. After talking to hers doctor about it last week, her doctor thinks Mama has a bleeding ulcer in her belly! Theys did some blood work, and theys found out Mama is now anemic from a serious iron deficiency. The doctor says this supports the theory of a bleeding ulcer in Mama's belly, but they is going to do an endoscopy on hers on Friday to see what is going on down there in Mama's belly. Please wish Mama luck! Hers has had heartburn for 15-ish years now. The last time it got really bad, hers had to have her gall bladder yanked! 

De iron deficiency is making Mama feel crummy. Hers gets headaches everyday and sometimes hers gets really really tired. The doctor is going to have Mama start going to de hospital for iron infusions through an IV. That doesn't sound like fun at all, but Mama tells me it won't be too bad.

If you could please send my mama a few purrs, mes bets hers would appreciate it. Mes wants Mama to stop hurting so much. Mes and Tylan don't like it when Mama hurts.


Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Purrseverance Release Day!

 

Purrseverance

Today is the day we've all been waiting for - Purrseverance: Inspiring Stories of Cat Resilience and Hope releases! 

I've dreamt of this day for the past decade, and it's finally come to fruition. 

And I have SO many people to thank for helping turn my dream into a reality.

I'm thankful for all the contributors; their stories made this book an amazing one! Robin Bisha, Janet Buickerood Blue, Belinda Brady, Marjorie Dawson, Debbie De Louise, Terry Frum, Linda Kay Hardie, JaneA Kelley, Katherine Kern, Laurie Miller, Lorianne Miller, Terilynn Mitchell, and Julia Williams contributed fantastic stories about their kitties to this collection. You can read more about each contributor on our Purrseverance page Thank you to Ann from Zoolatry for helping me get the photos for the book print-ready, designing an adorable bookmark, and making book badges. 

Thank you to everyone for your patience! This project took me longer than I had anticipated. I wanted it to be purrfect before I sent it out into the world.

Here's the blurb from the back of the book: 

What do cats do when faced with adversity? They persevere. "Purrseverance" contains 16 accounts of how our feline friends triumphed over life's challenges: from the cat who learned to trust after surviving a hoarding situation, to the cat who conquered a life-threatening illness, to the cats who persisted and eventually found their loving forever homes. Each account is told through the eyes of the cat. These tales show that even seemingly hopeless situations can turn around. These stories will inspire you to keep going and persevere when facing adversities in your own life. "Purrseverance" was compiled by award-winning cat writer and enthusiast, Sierra M. Koester.

You can purchase your copy of Purrseverance: Inspiring Stories of Cat Resilience and Hope in print and ebook from BookBaby, Amazon, and Barnes & Noble.

Twenty-five percent of sales proceeds will go to Colorado Feline Foster Rescue

Purrseverance

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We are joining Angel Brian's Thankful Thursday blog hop.

Thankful Thursday


Friday, April 5, 2024

Siamese: The Social Butterflies of the Cat World

Today is National Siamese Cat Day, and, just in case it wasn't completely obvious, I'm a Meezer lover.

I originally shared this article on December 10, 2020, so some of you may have already read it. 

Tylan doesn't need to know that National Siamese Cat Day slipped my mind.....

Please show all the Siamese cats in your life a little extra love today!


Tylan
Tylan is a handsome seal-point Siamese who came to the United States after being rescued from Bangkok, Thailand.

My cat, Tylan, is a handsome seal-point Siamese. Tylan was rescued from Bangkok, Thailand. He was being cared for by a cat hoarder who rescued him from Bangkok's streets. True to a Siamese's nature, Tylan is loving, affectionate, and people-oriented despite the extraordinary challenges he's faced in his life.

I've been owned by Siamese for more than 15 years now. While their gorgeous appearance is what initially drew me to the breed, it is the breed's personality characteristics that stole my heart. I have no doubt that after you read about the Siamese, you'll fall in love with them, too.

Wednesday, April 3, 2024

A Double Thankful Thursday

 Hi everyone! It's mes, Giovanni!

Last Friday (March 29) was my first birthday! 

Mes had a great birthday celebration. Mama gotted mes this new bird. Hers saw the one our friends at Brian's Home - Forever had, and hers thought mes would like it, and guess what? Mes did!

Bird

When you poke de bird, it chirps and flaps its wings! Mes has a good time with it. Tylan doesn't play with it, but for some reason, hims likes to come over and watch it when me plays with it. MOL.

Tuesday, April 2, 2024

Happy Birthday to the Mom!

 Today is the Mom's birthday, and she is a billion years old. 

Happy Birthday, Mom! We love you!

Purrs and love,

Tylan and Giovanni