Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Monday, December 3, 2012

Friday, November 30, 2012

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Happy Birthday Sammy!!

Today our Sammy turns 10 years old!  Mama says it doesn't seem like that long ago that he picked her to bring him home.  As usual, she doesn't have any recent pictures uploaded, so we have this one from 4 years ago.
We wanna say Happy Birthday Sammy, & thanks for opening Mama's heart for more kitties!!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Update on Mama & Baby Cole

On this day last month, Mama was in the hospital having emergency surgery on her hurty leg.  She had a septic hematoma, which means she had a lot of built up fluid & blood that got very badly infected.  Mama thought she had the flu & being blonde, didn't connect the swelling & pain in her leg to the high fever she had.  When she finally figured that it might be connected & called her bean v-e-t, they told her to get to the ER!  Within a half hour of being admitted she was in surgery.  They got 2 litres of fluid out of Mama's leg in the operating room & inserted a drain that stayed in her leg for 2 weeks.  She had a staph infection that affected her liver (back to normal now) & the first antibiotic they gave her messed with her kidneys pretty bad.  She has to have blood drawn Thursday to check her levels & we're purraying that the kidneys are back to normal too!  She was in the hospital for 5 days & one of her bosses came to check on us, feed us, & scoop our poops efurry day...we love Mama's bosses as much as she does!!  She also has an appointment with the surgeon on Thursday to make sure her leg is healing like it should.  It's been a crazy few weeks, but we loved having Mama home for 2 weeks after she came home from the hospital!!

Now for something really cute!!  Baby Cole at 7 months...growing like a weed!  He weighs almost 21 lbs, he can eat some baby foods & he's just doing awesome!!  He had to go back to St. Louis Children's hospital the end of Sept. for tests.  They tried him on pedialyte but he got bad diarrhea, so still no other sugars but fructose.  They also took biopsies of his small intestines to see if his body has the enzymes to digest glucose & other sugars.  If so, this may be something he will out-grow.  The results haven't come back yet but they should any day now.

Well, that's pretty much what's been going on around here...we've been taking care of Mama, eating, sleeping, pooping...the usual stuff.  We're still trying to get Mama to help us blog more, but you see how well that's working.  We're gonna keep on trying, it might work someday...right??

Thursday, September 20, 2012

RIP Poppy Vic

We have no words...we're just so very, very sad.  Our hearts & prayers go out to Ann & her family.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Happy 8th Gotcha Day Festus!!

Can't believe it's been 8 years already since I brought that tiny little fluff ball home!  He's still a fluff ball, just not tiny anymore...and I love him with all my heart!!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Wordy Wednesday

Oopsie!  Mama forgot about our blogoversary yesterday, so we wanna thank KC & ML for remindin our furiends ( & Mama) & thank our furiends for stoppin by to see us!!

Mama's leg is still swollen & hurty after almost 3 weeks.  Her bean v-e-t said it will take a long time to heal & that it was a miracle that Mama didn't break her leg.  She also said that when Mama does somethin, she doesn't mess around.  We think that means she hurt it really, really bad...

We have some sad news to report.  You know we're always talkin about Auntie Lori, well she had to help her 15 yr old poodle, Shadow to the Bridge Monday.  He was a good old woofie, he always laid beside Baby Cole's cradle efurry night.  The v-e-t said he probably had cancer & that they couldn't have done anything for him.  Auntie Lori & her family are takin it pretty rough, so if you could spare a few purrs or tail wags for them we'd sure be grateful.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Update on Mama's owie...

Mama goes tomorrow to the bean v-e-t to get her stitches out.  Her leg is still pretty swollen & hurty, she's a little worried about it cause parts of it are hard & a little numb.  We've been pretty good about not hurting her...well Fes jumped right on it last night & boy did we hear words from the bad word list!!  Maybe a few that should be on that list!  But he got up & snuggled her neck for awhile so she forgave him.  All in all, we've been been very good.
We wanna thank all of our furiends for the get well-wishes for Mama, it just means the world to us!

Monday, July 16, 2012

Poor Mama

Mama is such a klutz!!  Last Sunday she stepped on Emma & ended up falling in the floor & bruised up her right knee pretty bad.  If that wasn't enough, she fell at Auntie Lori's on Thursday & ended up with 5 stitches!!
Auntie Lori & Uncle Nick are remodeling an old Victorian house.  Mama had to go potty really bad & her nephew was in the downstairs bathroom...so she decided to use the one upstairs.  She'd never seen the one upstairs & she opened the door, took a step (without looking at the floor) & fell into about a 3 ft hole!!  The hole was there so Uncle Nick could get to the pipes & no one else ever uses that bathroom.  Thankfully she didn't go through the ceiling & the nephew, Shaun was there in seconds!  He pulled her out & Auntie Lori took her to the ER (after a half hour of Mama saying she wasn't going!)  So she got stitched up & stayed at Auntie Lori's house a couple days.
She's still hurting quite a bit & we are trying not to jump on her left leg but we forget sometimes...she always manages to catch us before we land though.  So far anyway...

Friday, July 6, 2012

Festus is in trouble...

Mama is mad at Fes...he decided the litter boxes needed scooped so he peed on a pile of dirty clothes Mama had in the bathroom. They were already dirty so we don't see what he big deal is, but she doesn't see it that way.
So, she decided she was gonna give an update on Baby Cole & put a picture of her & him on our bloggie.  Mama & Auntie Lori (Cole's grandma) took Cole to St. Louis for a check-up on Monday.  The baby bean v-e-ts were so surprised when they saw him!!  He now weighs 17 lbs & 8 oz, has 2 teeth & cutting more & is just in general a big ole healthy baby!!  He gets to start eating pureed chicken to see how he does on foods.  He has to go back in September & be admitted for a couple days for tests & to be started on other foods where he can be monitored.  It's amazing how much he's grown in 2 months!  Cole was 4 months old on July 4th...he's come a very long way.  If ya can't tell by the picture...Mama loves him bunches!!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

For ML

Our hearts are breaking & our eyes are leaking for our wonderful friend ML.
Please know that you are in our hearts & prayers & that we love you very much.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Happy 8th Birthday to Festus!!

This is an old picture of Fes cause Mama is BAD!!  She has a squillion pics of Baby Cole & few new ones of us.
Anyway, it doesn't seem possible that Festus is 8 yrs old already!  He's still a mama's boy & is constantly lickin on her neck (EWWWW!!).  As bad as Mama is, he still loves her...I guess we all do, after all she hands out the treats, fills the food bowls & scoops the poop.
You are all welcome to come party with us & help celebrate Fessy's special day!

Monday, May 28, 2012

Memorial Day

Remember those that died for our freedom.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

No fair....

Mama didn't even put up a picture of Emma yesterday but she's gonna put 2 pictures of Baby Cole up!  Doesn't she realize this is a CAT blog??
We'll let her get by with it this time, but she better start using tha flashy box on us...not that we really like it.  It's the principle that counts!!

 Aunt Nonnie (our mama) bought him some new shoes & his grandma bought him a new hat.  He really wasn't impressed with either one but he especially didn't like the hat.  That & the fact they were laughing at him.  Poor little blurpy...

Friday, May 25, 2012

Happy 6th Gotcha Day Emma

We're not up to writing a whole lot with all the sads going around.  But, we are furry thankful for our Emma & furry glad she's here with us.  We are just gonna take some time to be thankful that we're all together & Mama's gonna take a little time to go visit our Baby Cole (he's doing amazing!!).

We love you Emma...we're so glad we gotcha!!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Goodbye sweet Parker

Perfectly Parker has gone to the Bridge.  We all have furry leaky eyes...we love Parker dearly & she will be missed by all.  Purrs, purrayers, hugs & love go out to Parker's pawrents.

Until we meet again precious girl...

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Happy Birthday ML!!!

Today is the birthday of a furry special person...Auntie ML!  We wouldn't be on here with a bloggie if not for her, so we want to wish her a furry HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!  We love you Auntie ML!!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Goodbye dear furiend...

Beau has gone to be with his mom, Cathy.  We can just imagine that joyous reunion!

Until we meet again dear furiend.

Please keep Rose from Rose & the Royals in your purrayers.  She did such a wonderful job of taking care of Beau until it was time for him to go Home.  We are keeping her in our hearts & purrayers.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Baby Cole is home!

He's home with his grandma & papa & settling in quite well!  Mama got to see him yesterday & she couldn't get over how much he's grown.  When he left the hospital Thursday he weighed 12 lbs 6 oz, hard to tell what he weighs now, he's quite the little piggy!!
Mama thinks he looks like he's plotting something in this picture!  He smiles all the time & is just such a good natured baby for all he's been through.  He has a genetic disorder that causes him to not be able to tolerate glucose, it's very rare & the dr told them there are only 300 cases diagnosed in the world.  He's got a tough road ahead of him, but we know prayers can get him through!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Baby Cole is coming home today!!!

Baby Cole is FINALLY coming home!!  He looks happy about it too!  He will be coming home to his grandma's house because unfortunately, his mama is not really prepared to be a mama.  Especially to an infant with medical problems.  She loves him dearly, but she needs to learn to take care of herself before she can take care of him.  But anyway, he will have LOTS of love & wonderful care & most likely be spoiled rotten as babies should be!!  To think that 2 months ago we didn't even know if he was gonna survive...now he's a happy healthy big boy!!
We know we have our furiends & their beans to thank for that!  Mama doesn't have he words to tell you how much you mean to us or how to thank you properly.  You have been here for us, even before we started blogging & now Mama's eyes are leaking, so we just want to say: THANK YOU & WE LOVE YOU ALL!!!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Sad Day

We just learned that our furry good furiend Fin ran off to the Bridge on Monday.  We have leaky eyes & heavy hearts.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Another update

We're almost scared to post this, cause efurrytime Baby Cole gets close to leavin the hospital he gets another illness.  But, they are supposed to remove his central line Monday or Tuesday & Baby Cole is supposed to be able to come home the end of next week!  We hope we didn't jinx him by puttin it out there, but we know that some of our furiends & their beans have been sending lots of good thoughts for our baby...and we just can't tell ya how much we appreciate all of ya!!

In other news...Mama bought us some crunchy foods that we aren't happy with.  She forgot that she bought it for us before & we didn't eat it furry good.  She told us that we have to wait until next week to get our good crunchies back.  Next week???  How cruel is that??  Surely there is someplace we can turn her in for cruelty to kitties......

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Baby Cole update...

Things did not go well, so Baby Cole is still in the hospital & will be for a couple more weeks.  He came down with Rotovirus & is having diarrhea again.  At least he's still doing great on his formula.
Hopefully he will get over this & FINALLY get to come home!!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Good news!!

If all continues to goes well, Baby Cole should get to come home from the hospital tomorrow!!  He's 7 wks old & has only spent 2 days not in a hospital.  We are all so happy & excited, we can't  believe he is finally coming home!

We want to thank you all again for all the purrs, purrayers & good thoughts that you sent our baby & our family.  There are no words to express how much you mean to us.  We love you all!!

Friday, April 20, 2012

Baby Cole update

Baby Cole is still in the hospital...he's been at St. Louis Children's hospital for 42 days & we still don't know how much longer he'll be there.  His little body does not process sugars well.  They started him on a sugar-free formula awhile back & added a little more glucose each day, he tolerated it for awhile & then the major diarrhea came back.  Now even the Pedialyte causes him to have diarrhea.  They were supposed to start him on a new formula with fructose yesterday but Mama hasn't heard how well that worked.  If it doesn't work, then sometime next week they are going to do an endoscopy on him.  The GI doc said he may have a very rare genetic disease & won't be able to process ANY kind of sugar.  Not sure what happens if that's the case, he said we'd cross that bridge if we came to it.

With the TPN feeds, he's growing...as of Wed. he weighed 10 lbs 11 oz!  Mama & Auntie Lori snuck down to see him on Wed. & got to spend a little time loving on him.

Thank you for your purrs & purrayers, we ask that you keep them coming!  Here's some more pics of His Royal Cuteness...

Monday, April 9, 2012

Happy Birthday Marg!

We wish you a very Happy Birthday!

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Baby Cole!!

Grandma & Cole
 Mama & Auntie Lori had a good visit with Baby Cole...it was furry hard for them to leave him.  He is doing just awesome!  They are introducing simple carbs into his formula a little more efurry day, as long as he keeps it down & has no diarrhea.  Mama got to change a poopy diaper at 3:30 yesterday morning & was sooo happy it was "normal".  The GI doc asked her if she wanted to bronze it, she told him yep & that she would set it up where efurryone could see it!

Cole & Aunt Nonnie (Mama)

We did find out Sunday that he has RSV, a respiratory virus that can be furry dangerous for babies with compromised immune systems.  He's had to have his nose suctioned out but so far his lungs are clear.  We're just purrin & purrayin that he continues to do well.

Cole getting sleepy
They are still talkin about him bein on the TPN (nutritional feeds) for a few more weeks.  But as long as he gets well that's all that matters.

We wanna thank efurrybuddy again for all the purrs, purrayers & well wishes for our baby.  We think they've made a world of difference for him!

Monday, April 2, 2012

Sad, sad weekend

It's been an awfully sad weekend for all of us in the CB.  First, Dad Mark from Kattonic Cats crossed over the Bridge on Saturday & then we read that Scooby from Little Cat Feet crossed over on Sunday.  We have furry leaky eyes here.
Rest in Peace dear ones.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Good news & sad news...

The good news is that Baby Cole is doin MUCH better!!  He gets 2 oz of the new formula efurry 3 hrs & yesterday he had a "real" poop!!!  He's over 9 lbs now & doin stuff a 4 week old baby should be doin.  Mama & Auntie Lori (Cole's grandma) are goin down to St. Louis on Monday to see him & his mama & comin home Tuesday night.  So expect to see lots of pics of Cole posted!  Mama hasn't seen him since he was 1 day old...he's 4 weeks today so she's anxious to go see him.

The sad news is that the Kattonic Cats daddy crossed over the Bridge yesterday.  We are furry sad for them & their mom.  Stop by & leave them some purrs if you can.

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Happy 6th Birthday Emma!!

 Emma did grow into those big ears!!  Here she is at a couple months old (don't pay any attention to the date, Mama took a picture of a picture).

And here she is all grown up! She didn't mind Mama taking this pic, although she looks a little grumpy.

We'll do a Baby Cole update tomorrow...so far good news!!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Baby Cole update...

The bean v-e-t told Cole's mama that he would be in the hospital at least another month.  They are gonna start him on a sugar-free formula today & see how he does on it.  They have an idea what's wrong with him but his mama couldn't remember what they called it...she's 19, away from all her family & friends & pretty overwhelmed by all this.

Auntie Lori (Cole's grandma) hasn't been able to go back down because she tripped up the steps, then fell down the steps at her house.  She has a hairline fracture on her arm & wrist & has to wear a splint on it.  She also has a hairline fracture on her foot & ankle & has to wear a big boot-like thing on it & use crutches!  She can't drive for at least 2 weeks.  Good thing Granny didn't name her Grace!

As for us, we're still eatin, sleepin & poopin...our normal efurryday stuff.  Thanks again for all the purrs & prayers, they mean the world to us!!

Friday, March 23, 2012

Frustrated Friday, an update on Baby Cole...

Baby Cole is still in the hospital, still having awful diarrhea & the doctors are no closer to finding out what's wrong with him.  He can have nothing by mouth, he's getting nutritional feeds through his central line.  The uti & e-coli are cleared up so there's obviously something else going on.  It's just wearing on everybody, especially little Cole.  Please pray that they find out what's wrong with him so hopefully they can treat it.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Mama's not fond of THIS pink & new update

You know how Mama was whimpin & whinin about not getting to see Baby Cole?  Well, she got a chance to go afterall but she couldn't because she came down with pink eye...WTH??  She"s been wipin her goopy eye & runnin into things cause she can't see furry good.  She managed to get herself to a FastCare clinic & got some antibiotics but she can't be around anybuddy for 24 hrs.  Hmmmmmm...what about us??  We don't want her nasty pink eye!!  Oh well, as long as she doesn't get her goop on our food or treats, maybe she can stay.
Baby Cole seems to have stabilized again.  They aren't sure what's goin on with him.  Auntie Lori sent us a new pic of him, so if you wanna see somethin real cute this is it!

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Baby Cole update

Friday Baby Cole was doing so good there was talk of him getting to come home this weekend.  But Saturday he started power puking & power pooping, all of his levels that had been back to normal went sky high again & they had to put in a new IV to rehydrate him again.  Monday they are going to take him to surgery to put in a central line.  Efurryone is so upset & wishing they would figure out what's causing all this & fix it already!!

Mama wants to go down & be with him & his mama, but she can't drive in St. Louis...she does good to drive around here.  Auntie Lori's fiance` is mad at Mama for pointing out that he was being a jerk to Auntie Lori, so she can't ride down with them.

Anyway, if you could keep the purrs, grrs & purrayers going, we would really appreciate it...maybe send a few to Mama so she doesn't go completely crazy with worry.  Thanks efurrybody.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Sammy's Gotcha Day & update on Baby Cole

Mama's too tired to hunt for a picture, but we want to wish Sammy a Happy 9th Gotcha Day!!  Mama can still remember seeing him in the cage with his brother at the animal shelter...she poked her finger in to pet his brother & Sammy promptly pushed him out of the way so HE could get to Mama!  Mama said he chose her, so he came home with her & "Daddy".

Baby Cole is doing much better thanks to all the purrs, grrrs, purrayers & prayers!  He still has a ways to go, but he's getting better & that's what counts.  Two attempts this week to put in the picc line were unsuccessful & Mama's not sure what the baby v-e-ts are gonna do about that.  We'll let you know when we find out more.

Thanks again for your concern & your comforting words.  They mean more than we can ever say.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Update on Baby Cole

First off, we would like to thank efurryone for their purrs, grrrs & prayers!  It really means so much to all of us.  Thank you also for the badge, it's sooo precious!

Now, on to the update.  Baby Cole is out of picu for now.  The doctors say it's still day to day, but things are a little better.  He has to have a picc line implanted in his little arm for the high power antibiotics he'll be taking for the next 10-14 days.  They are going to do an ultrasound on his kidneys to check for any abnormalities.  When he was admitted to St. Louis Children's hospital they found he had a severe UTI & e-coli.  Not sure what other problems he may have.  We are just praying that the antibiotics take care of everything.

Again, we are so very grateful for your kind words & your prayers.  May God bless you all!

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Purrs & purrayers needed!!

Guess we don't get to be happy for long :-(
Our little Cole was airlifted to St. Louis Children's Hospital a few hours ago.  They're not sure what's wrong with him but he is in very critical condition.  Please send purrs & purrayers for our little blurp, he needs all he can get.  And if you can spare a few more, his mama & grandma could use some too.

Monday, March 5, 2012

A happy post for a change...

Yesterday at 11:19 am, Mama got a new great-nephew: Cole Alexander!!  He's our Auntie Lori's first grandchild.  Mama's gonna go check him out this morning but we told her NOT to bring him home!  He's pretty cute, but we don't need anything like that here...

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Another furiend at the Bridge...

We are so furry sad to hear that another furiend has gone to the Rainbow Bridge.

Whitey, you are truly loved & you will be truly missed.  Rest In Peace dear furiend.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

2 years ago...

Two years ago today, I helped my precious Joey go over the Rainbow Bridge.  It as the hardest thing I've ever had to do.  He was only with us for 2 months but there's not a day goes by that I don't think of him.
Mama loves you baby, please watch over us.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year!!

Wishing all of our furiends a happy, healthy new year!!  Happy 2012!!