Monday, June 8, 2015

Mancat Monday

Hi everyone, it's mes, Carmine.

Mes needs to ask for a few purrs for my sisfur, Lita, who is not feeling well.  Hers is coughing and a bit crackly again when hers purrs.  The Mom is quite worried about hers, especially because hers curled up and laid by mes a couple of times!  It is always mes who seeks hers out.  

The Mom says Lita will be going to the Stabby Place tomorrow.  At least it is not mes, MOL!  The Mom hopes they can finally get a handle on this respiratory stuffs.

The Mom here.  I guess Carmine doesn't realize he is going to the vet tomorrow, too, for a weight check.  Please don't tell him.  It has been three months since his last weight check and B12 injection.  This is the longest time he's gone between visits since he was diagnosed with IBD, so I'm really hoping he has remained stable and that we're on the right track with his treatment.

In other news, today is Best Friends Day.  There are so many reasons my kitties are my best friends.  Here are just a few of them:

  • Carmine and Milita love me unconditionally.  No matter what kind of day I'm having or what kind of mood I'm in, I can always count on the fact that my kitties will love me.
  • They provide comic relief.  Carmine, especially enjoys acting like a total nut sometimes, and it is really hilarious.  Kitties can always make me smile.
  • They comfort me.  Carmine comes over to me when he senses that I am having a particularly bad pain day or when I'm sad.  He'll jump into my lap or curl up beside me and purr, and that always makes me feel better.  Milita doesn't usually seek me out when I'm not doing well, but if I find her, she'll give me a hug.  
  • They are always there.  I am blessed to have some friends I can turn to when I need emotional support.  However, the vast majority of my friends don't live near me.  When I am having a bad day and just need a hug, I know that I can count on Milita for one.  
  • They inspire me to be a better person.  It wasn't until I got Milita that I began to learn how to really love people.  Carmine and Milita have taught me how to love someone without necessarily liking their behavior.  They've taught me how to let some things go and how to forgive more easily.  They continue to teach me important life lessons as time goes on.
What makes your cat a great best friend?


  1. We hope the vet will give Carmine something to make her feel much better.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

  2. Nice to see you Carmine, have fun on your suprise trip. Purrs and prayers to dear Lita from all of us.

  3. Purring for Lita!!!!!
    Have a nice week!

  4. Good luck on those vet visits, kittehz. We are sending lots of purrs and purrayers for Lita.

  5. Purrs for Lita - hope all goes well. Best friends definitely take good care of each other.

  6. Hoping and pawyering that help can be found that works to heal Milita, and that Carmne will have a favorable report!

  7. all wayz sendin de best oh blessings frum R rockin awesum pal St francis; heer hopin de "visit" goes smooth lee & everee one getz an A plus health record ♥♥♥

  8. We hope everything goes well at the vet tomorrow ! Purrs

  9. I am purring for Lita and hope the vet can get on top of her infections.

  10. I am sending Milita LOTS of purrs! Keep us posted.

  11. We hope Melita feels better soon!

  12. I am praying for MIlita and Carmine too. Very nice post, cats are wonderful companions, I can't imagine life without them.

  13. sending many purrs and prayers for both!!!!!!

  14. Mee-you Carmine mee hopes thee Vet visit goess well. That B12 stuff iss grate! It helps with so many fingss.
    Aunty Nylablue got monthly B12 fur her IBD (along with lotss of medss as you know).
    Mee will purr an purray fur a quik visit an fur thee IBD to stay away or at lest under control ;)
    Yur furend Siddhartha Henry =^,.^=
    Ok LadyMum over to you:
    What made Mingflower & Nylablue my best friends'? The love & trust we built up with each other. Mingflower hung on to Life until after my hip surgery in Oct '05>>>once I was able to walk normally again I told her she could 'let go' & she did the next day! Renal Failure.
    Nylablue too hung on to Life just to be with me because I was having trouble 'letting go'. Once I told her I was 'ready' she was able to relax & she did not fight being PTS. She had developed Diabetes & wit all the other illnesses it was unfair to keep her alive because she had ZERO quality of life.
    Now Siddhartha Henry & I are learning to trust each other. The bond is starting to form...finally after 6 months. He is my 'clown in fur' & makes me laugh a lot.
    I am his Nurse & do his daily eye treatments & Lysine. We play together a lot & he loves for me to hold him & sing 'his song' to him....I am sure the bond will deepen as time goes on....
    Sherri-Ellen :)