Greetings, readers. Steinbeck and I missed most of 2020 ‘cuz we were taking care of Mom.
I helped by doing lots of purring and sleeping.
It all started back in April when Mom, as Steinbeck puts it, broke her heart. She was out in the yard raking and started having some pains but she ignored them. In fact, it was two more days before she went to the hospital.
I am so glad she got to the hospital, but I wish she hadn’t stayed there that long.
Mom said they opened her heart and fixed it but she had to be real careful after that. Obviously she didn’t listen ‘cuz the end of June she fell at home and broke her left femur.
Do felines have femurs, too?
Check Google. Anyway, she was back in the hospital again and then afterwards had to go to another place for rehab. She finally got home and we figured that was it. She started healing and doing therapy and she could even walk without her cane. Then one morning when she got up, she could barely stand on that leg.
She had to go back to her doctor’s house so they could take pictures of her. I still don’t know how they got that camera in there to take pictures of her bones.
Mom was really discouraged when she found out she had broken the plate in her leg. Back to the hospital for yet another surgery. This time they replaced her fake knee with a new fake knee and put a rod in her leg. The doctor told her later that she has about 15 pounds of metal in her leg so she just subtracts that in her mind when she weighs herself. I do, too! MOL!!!
We’re all doing fine now that 2021 is here. We hope you all had a great holiday. Oh, Mom is walking without a cane again and she’s working full time. She’s working from home but she doesn’t disturb our naps too much.
I like having her work from home ‘cuz then I can but her sooner about getting supper ready. Mom is just getting this new site set up so we hope you all found it. She still has work to do on it but at least she’s letting us talk with our friends again.
26 thoughts on “Hello 2021!!”
Yay, you’re back and your Mom’s all better! 2020 sucked in more ways than one. We’ve also heard that hearts can break in more ways than one, and that break your Mom’s had can take you across the bridge faster than the evil pandemic! Hope to see you lots more, and yes, we got an email saying you posted, just like before. XOX Xena and Lucy
Xena and Lucy, so wonderful to see you again! We are all very glad that Mom didn’t go over the bridge. She’s a fighter. Purrs…..Hemingway and Steinbeck
We are so glad to see you again and send purrayers and Power of the Paw that you and your Mom have a much better New Year !
Thanks so much. We all really appreciate it. Mom says she doesn’t want to see the inside of a hospital at all this year…..and neither do we. Purrs…..Hemingway and Steinbeck
I was so happy to read your blog again. You guys are so handsome—and fun.
Thanks Donna. Purrs……Hemingway and Steinbeck
Wow! All that on top of covid-19 going on! Glad she is all healthy now and I’m sure you were a big help!
Mom said she’s had the Covid test 6 times now and she hates it. We haven’t had a test like that and we’re glad. Purrs….Hemingway and Steinbeck.
Awww. Your nose isn’t big enough to get a swab up there!
We are so delighted to see you boys and hear that your mom is now doing well. However does she even lift her leg with 15 pounds of metal in it? Please protect her from getting the nasty virus and having any accidents in 2021. Happy Mew Year! Please stop over and meet our new sisfur, Kizmet! XOCK, angel Lily Olivia, angel Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy, Sawyer & Kizmet
Mom showed us a picture of Kizmet before and we think she’s beautiful. She’s very lucky to be living in your house. Mom says she’s going to take up karate ‘cuz her leg could really be a lethal weapon now. MOL. We’re very happy to be back here and we’ve missed you! Purrs….Hemingway and Steinbeck
Mom: Covid wasn’t enough for you to deal with??? Heart attack and broken bones??? I hope Steinbeck and Hemingway are taking great care of you now. May 2021 be a better year, all around!!!
LOL….the boys have done a great job of taking care of me. Having a heart attack during Covid was not fun. I couldn’t have any visitors. However, I’m recovering and healing.
Welcome back! I missed you. Praying you all have a much better year! XO
Thanks so much. Mom says so far 2021 isn’t too bad. We have had more sunshine and she’s back to working full time again. Thanks so much for the prayers. Purrs…..Hemingway and Steinbeck
Steinbeck and Hemingway, nice to have you back. Good to hear your momis now doing fine now. Keep eye on her and she will stay healthy. Year 2020 was weird, my dad broke his heart, too, at the end of August, he was away for a long time, now he is recovering.
Very heartbreaking year in many ways.
in faraway Finland.
Kosmo, we’re so glad your dad is recovering. We hope that he continues to recover. It’s hard when our humans have to be away for a long time. We know it’s hard on them, too. We’re super excited to see you again and wish you and your humans nothing but the best. Purrs……..Hemingway and Steinbeck
Hi guys! Oh boy have we missed you but you have been VERY busy keeping your Mom well and out of the hospital haven’t you…….we’re sorry she’s been through so much – that’s just awful really but thankfully she had you two to take care of her and keep her smiling. WELCOME BACK………….sending you hugs and hopes that you all stay healthy!!
((((Teddy)))), We are so happy to see you again. We love taking care of Mom but we also like to see our friends. She’s doing much better and really appreciates all the kind wishes and thoughts. Take care and don’t eat too much catnip.
Purrs…….Hemingway and Steinbeck
We’re glad to hear your mom is doing better. Happy New Year!
Happy New Year to you! Mom says 2021 just has to be better. Purrs…….Hemingway and Steinbeck
My goodness! Your mom really had a 2020 to beat all 2020s. SO SO happy she’s back on the road to recovery yet again. She is a tough cookie, and nobody loves cookies better than I do!
Love and licks,
Cupcake, Mom loves cookies, too! We’ve really missed you and are so excited to see you again. Purrs…..Hemingway and Steinbeck
I’m glad you two were there to help your human heal – it sounds like she had a really hard time of it.
She said it was a tough year but she’s a fighter.