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Your Purrs and POTP paid off!


I am joining my buddies Brian, Seal and Simon, Brian’s Home, for their weekly Thankful Thursday Blog Hop. And I have a ton to be thankful for!! You know Mom took over my blog on Monday to tell you about what’s been happening in my castle and with me.


Well, I did have to go the my doc so’s he could do that ultrasound thingy. That was to check for lymphoma (my irritable bowel disease can progress into that) and last Friday he snatched some of my bloods so’s he could do a test about my kidney disease progress.


My ultrasound showed NO LYMPHOMA at this time and no suspicious masses and whatnot!! AND—my blood results show that my kidneys are back in the normal range!!! Even though I take prednisolone for my IBD, which is not good for my CKD, that med has NOT pushed my CKD to become worse!!! WOO HOO!!!

Now I do have some bile sludge stuff in my gall bladder which probably is upsetting my tummy and making my appetite not so good. So’s the doc is putting me on some oral med, chik-hen flavored of course, to help me feel better. I get my fluids twice a week from Mom L and Dad P, and my appetite stimulant about every three to four days to keep me eating. We are gonna try me on some salmon oil for my furs but I’m thinkin’ I am not gonna like that stuff. Kind’a like I don’t like that cerenia pill bein’ put in my food. I can smell that thing six inches away from my food bowl and I won’t eat until they remove it. I’ll just have to feel a bit nauseated. Oh well…

So you know that I am thankful beyond any words. And Mom L and Dad P are over the moon happy with my test results. I am still not outta the woods ‘cuz I am, as you know, a senior gal. But I have your POTP and the best vet and greatest love and care from Mom and Dad, Katie and TKS.

Thank you all for being here for me. Click on the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop badge below and transport yourself over to some other really fine blogs!!


Changes in Savannah’s Castle


I am turning my blog post over to Mom L today.

Thank you, Nana, for allowing me to talk about the changes in your castle residents.

It is with great sadness that I want Nana’s readers to know that her Dad P and I made one of the most difficult decisions we’ve ever made. Our gorgeous, precious, loving, cuddly Court Jester Eowyn, needed to be rehomed.

Eowyn is a perfect snuggly, affectionate lap cat with all people. She and I were especially bonded over the six months she lived with us. I was so excited that Eowyn got our shy Katie to run and play with her all over our home.

Katie was starting to behave like a senior cat because of nine-year-old TKS and seventeen-year-old Savannah, my heart kitty for all times. To see her become her young five-year-old self was heartwarming.

In August 2021, Eowyn and her two kittens, Arwen and Frodo, were found abandoned in a city park where Delta View Cats, our nonprofit, feeds a cat colony. We decided in October 2021 to adopt Eowyn. I registered her chip to me. However, in January, we finally found a wonderful home for her two kittens, Arwen (with the head wobble and asthma) and her brother Frodo. Eowyn always liked to go in to their kitten room and do some rough and tumble playtime with them. But as they got older, she was less inclined to spend much time with them, but she always visited every day.

Once the kittens were gone in late January, Eowyn’s behavior began to change quickly. She began to play too rough with Katie so Katie stopped playing. Then she started to stalk and attack Nana and Sage. She would corner them in the litter boxes, or back them into a corner where they had no escape. Nana is deaf and could not hear Eowyn and Nana has severe arthritis so she cannot get away quickly as Sage was able to do. Eventually, the three girls started staying most of the day and even the evenings in our master bedroom. Sage wouldn’t come down to have licks of Dad’s ice cream because Eowyn was always right there. Nana wouldn’t come sit by me on the couch to watch TV and get brushies because Eowyn would always try to sneak up on her from the back of the couch.

And yes, Dad and I asked for advice, coaching, cat behaviorist input etc. It only continues to accelerate and we saw to way to give Eowyn the attention she needed and deserved while also being able to give Nana, Sage and Katie all the attention and love they needed.

Long story short, Eowyn is now “Callie” and living as the only cat with a delightful, loving and kind young couple not far from us. She gets to sleep with them every night, and she gets all the cuddles she wants, she has no other cat giving her competition for her humans’ atention. She also has a doggie pal who she doesn’t mind at all. So, her life will be the best life she needs. I will never stop loving her and missing her. Please enjoy a couple videos and some photos of her in her very own castle where she is the reigning Princess!!


Watch Eowyn, aka Callie, climb up onto her new Dad’s neck to relish in cuddling with him!

Dad and I made the best decision for all four cats involved. I hope Nana’s readers can see this. Thank you for understanding.

Within the first week Eowyn was gone, all three girls started coming back to our living room at night; Sage to share ice cream with her Dad, Katie has started playing like crazy again with her wand toys and other toys, and Nana is once again back comfortable next to me on the couch at night. Clearly they are all more at ease and outgoing now that Eowyn has her own castle.

Lastly, I want to let you know that Nana goes in today, Monday for an ultrasound to learn if her irritable bowel disease (IBD) has escalated into lymphoma. She has had this for 8 of the ten years she has lived with us. Her heart murmur has moved from a stage two to a stage three, likely due to her chronic kidney disease (CKD) and her IBD. She has been losing weight, and lost six ounces from January 2022 to yesterday at her vet visit.   Her arthritis is severe but this spunky lady still hippity hops up and down our stairs from bottom floor to top and back again. I will let you know what we learn from her ultrasound. Send her purrs for it to show only the IBD.

Nana asked me to sign off with her usual, so here it is—


Monday meowsie news!


Some of us in my castle have been switching things up a bit lately. Most notably that would be me and Katie.  Ya see, after Eowyn entered my castle as my Court Jester, I have not been very comfy leaving the confines of my majestic royal suite (aka my master bedroom).

But lately I have been venturing downstairs to sniff out some new toys and to try out Miss Andrea’s new handmade beddies that Mom L commissioned to be constructed for me, purrsonally!

You can see my admirable bright green/turquoise eyes and my playful nature as well as view me enjoying a pawsome sun puddle!

And little Katie has been playing more and more and even starting to climb that very tall cat tree!

Of course,  TKS aka Sagie, is just being her normal “hand out and see what happens” self!

Hmmmm—except for that one photo of her reaching up to latch onto some kind’a chik-hen on Dad P’s dinner plate!!!

And of course, Ewoyn is just  being her usual self. Crazy pants!!

So that’s what’s been going in my castle. What’s up with yours?? Let me hear some updates in my comments purrlease!!


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