My beautiful baby boy. Thank you so much for keeping him safe until I could find him.
"Look at my beautiful boy. He is so handsome. Could not have ask for a more purrfect forever home.
For those that don't know Frosty I had him for 2 1/2 years when Linda put in an application for him. Frosty is a Turkish Angora with odd eyes and he had cataracts. Of course I thought no one could take care of him as good as me, after all he was my baby. I had him from the time he was about 4 months. Linda didn't care that he had cataracts as she had a Turkish Angora, odd eyed with cataracts in the past. Well she adopted him and took him back to the bay area. Shortly after being in his new home he made a trip to the eye doctor and he was a candidate for surgery but before he could have the cataracts removed he had to have a dental. Once he healed from the dental he had the cataracts removed. It is a very long process with eye drops 4 times a day and many vet visits. Frosty now has all most purrfect vision thanks to his wonderful Mom Linda. When I would get pictures of him the top of his head would be pink from all the kisses his mom was giving him :)
I cannot thank her enough for giving him the best life he could have.
I took a leap of faith and quit my job to start writing full time in the book that I had been having so much trouble with. Its been quite an experience. I've had to give up every bit of extras which I used to have in my life and live as simple as possible because I'm not getting paid until I publish the book. So its been an eye opener in many ways. One of the best things that came from me writing full time is Rosie and I being together all day every day! One might think we would get cabin-fever and start to fight, but the opposite has happened; we're closer friends than we ever were before, if you can believe that was even possible. I need to take breaks from writing throughout the day, and Rosie gives me reason to do so. She has learned to communicate her feelings so well, its amazing how she talks to me with her own little language.
Her favorite thing at the moment is blanket-forts in the living room. She has me build several separate blanket-forts out of the chairs around the room. She then acts like she's a little pinball flying around the room, ducking under the blankets into each separate fort one at a time. She leaves her tail sticking out and wiggles it around with excitement waiting for me to grab her through the blankets. She likes the tension to build up while she wonders where I am outside the fort. Then I grab her through the blankets and she makes a loud noise that doesn't sound like any animal I've ever heard before, and she runs out from under the fort and into the next one across the room, where she waits in the dark with her tail wiggling outside, waiting again for me to grab her.
I've modeled one of the animal-characters in my book after Rosie, using her behavior and personality to construct this really cool relationship between the protagonist and his little sidekick. It actually makes me get tears while I'm writing because I can see in the writing just how much Rosie and I love each other. I'll be sure to let you know when I finish writing and send you a copy. I'm not promising that you'll like it! But you'll probably enjoy the scenes that mirror Rosie and I together. Its gonna be a while before its done though!
I'll attach some pics below. Thank you again for bringing Rosie and I together. It would sound strange to think she and I could keep becoming better friends, but its really happening, day after day, into years. There's real magic happening here with me and my little friend. Its living medicine, and it works, for both she and I.
We're all doing fine. The cats still don't really do stuff together, but they are very comfortable together as you can see in the photo. Theo still likes to chase Belle a couple of times a day to get some exercise, and she will either run, or stop and hiss and tell him to go away and leave her alone. But it seems to be just their way of communicating. Theo got very heavy (18 lbs), so we are restricting their food and Theo is slowly losing a little weight. He's around 17.2 now. Belle seems to stay pretty constant. I think she helps herself to some of his food if her bowl is empty.
We were cat sitting for a friend for a couple of weeks. His cat has been here many times, as our friend stays in our home when we go on vacation. Anyway, Butterball wants nothing to do with Theo or Belle and avoids them both. She stays mostly to herself and is very hissy toward our cats, who pretty much ignore her. We're happy when we get back to a two-cat family!
Snowball has been doing amazingly well! He was very calm on the drive home and spent most of the afternoon under my bed adjusting to his new space. He was very friendly and receptive to getting affection from the whole family (he drooled on everyone's hands and would not stop purring). He came out last night after everyone went home and was super cuddly all night. You could tell he was torn between getting pets and wanting to explore the house. He was up all night alternating between cat mapping and being friendly. He was constantly purring, head butting, and making biscuits on me. I left him some dry food and water which he enjoyed under the bed and he used his box successfully already. He was so active last night that he has been recharging his cat batteries ALL day! He found an unofficial cat hammock inside a couch and has been waking up to receive pets and occasional treats. Everyone is already in love with him! I've attached some very cute pictures from yesterday and last night. Enjoy!
Here is a little picture show of the stressful life of Miss Daisy (Sziamiau) and Spencer (Mikkamakka) ;) My house wouldn't be a home without them.
After 1 short week, Lucy is settling in nicely. I have put her on Royal Canin for Ragdolls and she loves it! I bought her crystal litter for long haired cats and she uses her box with no problem. She has zero interest in toys or the cat condo I got her, but she is very content with lounging around and purring. She does not put up much of a fight when being brushed and I have been able to touch and brush her hind quarters (which is an improvement from when I first took her home last week) Our nightly routine consists of face rubs, purrs, and pets before she snuggles into bed next to me, and waking up to see those beautiful, blue eyes just brightens my day! She is the perfect cat for me and is exactly the companion I have been looking for. I am blessed to have her in my home and I look forward to many years of love and memories to come. Thank you from the bottom of my heart...
Just thought I'd share some more photos of our little furry friends! They are an endless source of joy!
Thanks so much for inquiring on how Marcie & I are doing & why we haven't been in for nail trimming. She is doing very, very well. She is full grown & has filled out so nicely, she's got such a nice muscular little body & her coat is healthy & shiny. We stopped bringing her in for nail trimming because it progressively upset her a lot each time & she would throw up when we got home. So now she & I have a bit of a wrestling match & I cut her front nails about every 5 to 6 weeks. I use your method, I always watched closely so I would know how to do it. The only problem is I can hardly get 1 rear claw cut, never the less all of them. That takes my husband & I to cut those!
As far as how I am, I don't think I told you, but my cancer came back last Sept. I have been on chemo again since last Oct. I became resistant to 1 drug about 6 wks ago so now I'm on a new course of chemo & have had 4 treatments now & I'm feeling better so I think it's working. I'm not sure how much longer I will have to be in treatment but hopefully not too long. But I have had Miss Marcie by my side the whole time & that helps so much. She is still as affectionate & loving as ever & always makes us laugh. We are so thankful to have her & couldn't love her more if we tried.
I hope you are doing well & once again thank you for all you do to save the lives of kitties everyday! Take care & if I need you to cut Marcie's claws again I'll be in touch.