Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Maggie takes over, and Easy Cheese

Hi guys! Maggie here. I guess with Huggy Bear gone that leaves me to take over the blog. I'll try to keep it interesting with just little ol me ... for now at least. There's been talk of getting me some kittens to train but we've got to wait until Mom can be home with them and socialize them. 

I wanted to share one of the last pictures of Huggy Bear, not to be sad, but because it is also one of my favorites. The vet tech gave him some Easy Cheese that last day and he enjoyed the heck out of it -- even got some on his nose. That's my brother for you -- enjoying life until the very end. 

Saturday, May 04, 2019

Goodbye friends

I had really hoped for a little more time, but it turns out today was the day for me to cross the Rainbow Bridge. Mom, Dad, and the vet were optimistic that the steroids would give me more time. Today turned out to be a bonus day with Mom and Dad. But I was incredibly restless, didn't even sleep but maybe a few minutes, and hadn't eaten in almost a week. So we made the tough decision to go ahead and cross the bridge. But now I get to be reunited with my brother Jasper and sister (and littermate) Josie. As much as I wish I had more time, I had almost as much as Jasper and a year longer than Josie. And I was lucky -- I have never been alone. I always had my brother and sisters by my side, and note everyone gets to say that. 

Thanks for all the purrs. Please keep Mom and Dad and Maggie in your thoughts. Until we meet again (but not too soon) ...

Huggy Bear McKitten-Cat
September 15, 2004-May 4, 2019

Friday, May 03, 2019

Tough news

Well I just got back from the vet specialist and it's not good news y'all. I'm home with steroids but I was diagnosed with Large Cell Lymphoma in my stomach and GI tract. Unfortunately there's just not a heck of a lot they can offer me. Chemotherapy doesn't do the trick with cats with Lymphoma. So I pretty much get whatever I want -- I had some milk earlier and maybe I'll get Chick-fil-A later. If I'll eat it then it's mine. But my weight was down again from last week's vet visit and as much as it makes them sad Mom and Dad won't let me waste away and suffer either. Hopefully the steroids will keep me going for a while but we just have to see. 

My purr is still strong, I'm still the lover that earned me my name, and I'm going to live every moment I have. Please continue to pray and purr for me (and especially for my Mom -- she having a really hard time). Thank you, my friends. 

Vet follow up

I'm at a different vet seeing an internist/specialist for a follow up. I've been eating some of the Urgent Care food but I'm still down a little and clearly not 100 percent right now. I hope this vet can get under the couch because I like it under here.