A Friend in Need of a Home

Mom got a note from a human friend of hers who has a kitty looking for a forever home.  We decided we would do what we could to help ‘cuz we’re both adopted and we know how important it is to have a home.

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HELLO!

My name is Punky – short for Pumpkin.

My human left this world and didn’t take me with her.       I am looking for another human to let me live with him/her.        I am a pretty good companion cat.       I know my name.       I come when you call me  –  most of the time.       I am a cat, you know   –   I do have to maintain my reputation of being somewhat independent!       I don’t necessarily like to be held, especially for a long time.        But I do like to be petted   and   brushed – a lot!      Especially under my chin!       I am a really good purr-er.      I like to play with my toys and toss them up on the couch.       Sometimes I test my human and jump up on the couch to see if you will tell me to get off!         I love to look out the window, but I don’t go outside.       I never have!       I am an indoor cat!       I have been declawed and neutered.       Some people say I am the largest cat they have ever seen.       But others say I am only the second largest cat they know.                      Picture2

 I am 12 – 14 years old with no health issues.       I don’t like human food.      I eat only Friskies Seafood. 

If anyone is interested in Punky, just let Mom know and she will put you in touch with Punky’s foster-mother.  I know she would like a nice home soon.

We hate to see fur people who don’t have homes so we hope someone can help.

We think Punky’s really cute but Mom said the two of us are enough for her to handle right now.

What does she mean by that???????????

Mom’s Turn

Being good.......
Mom, we’re just going to take a nap while you work.

Why did Mom go to the vet yesterday?

She didn’t go to the vet, she went to her doctor.  Humans don’t call their doctors vets.

Fine, but you haven’t answered my question.

Get out of the way ‘cuz Mom wants to talk to our readers.   You’re always sitting in front of the computer monitor.

Well, I suppose I can let her have the computer for a little while.  Just don’t be too long ‘cuz I’m sure it’s treat time somewhere in the world.

From The Mom:

The boys told me that they’ve been writing about some of my health scares lately. I appreciate the kind words and encouragement from all the fur people friends and their humans.  I was beginning to think that Hemingway was right when he said getting healthy can be hazardous to one’s health.

Let me explain.  Back in September, after getting some pretty bad blood work results, I decided it was time to change my route and make a turn onto a healthier road.  I started out by walking every morning.  I still do that and I now do a little over a mile and a half every morning.  I have not missed one day.  Living in Minnesota, winter walking outside can be risky…..and sometimes impossible.  There was only one day so far when I had to turn around and go back home because it was too slippery.  However, when I came home from work that day, I went out and did my walk so my record stands.

In addition to the walking, I’ve changed my eating habits.  I’m not following anyone’s plan.  I’m doing what feels good to me.  I’ve noticed that instead of craving chocolate and other sweets, now I crave salads.  Who would have thought that could happen???  It would be like Shakespeare deciding he didn’t like treats.

So, all of this should be good for me, right?  Well, I sing in choir at my church and we do live streaming broadcasts of our services.  The past two Sundays I have gone from a normal color to gray and sweaty in front of my director’s eyes.  The first time it happened, it was so intense that I actually had to sit down in front of God and everyone!  I was told later that nobody saw me do it.  I figured it was better than falling over other members of the choir as I crashed to the ground.  We are fortunate to have several doctors and nurses in choir so I had excellent care after these episodes.  It’s no fun at all to get so disconnected with earth!

Since it happened two weeks in a row, my doctor wanted me to come in so we could figure out the problem.  No heart attacks showed on my EKG, but my pulse was only 46 and she didn’t like that.  She is weaning me off of the blood pressure medication I’ve been on and has started me on a new one.  She had already tried cutting my original dose in half, but since I had the same problem a week later, the medication was still not right.  So, for a couple of weeks my body will be adjusting to this new medication while going off the old one.

The reason this happened is that I’ve lost about 50 pounds since I started this new journey.  My body is going through all sorts of changes.  My doctor also told me that I need to add protein to my breakfast to keep me going during the day.  I was happily eating my oatmeal and blueberries, but now I’m also eating some protein.

Would I change anything?  Nope!  This is turning out to be an interesting journey.  Anyone else going on a new healthy road, needs to remember to stay in touch with their doctor.  I’ve been able to drop one medication entirely and that makes me very happy.  My latest blood work was stellar so both my doctor and I are pleased.

The boys don’t understand all that I’m doing, but they watch out for me.  They are great little caregivers.  However, I’ve noticed that when doing something nice, they think they deserve a treat.  They’re not that different from us humans!

Sorry to be so long-winded, but the boys don’t let me use the computer that much.  Thanks for listening.

Can we have our treats now Mom?

Happy New Year

Shakespeare, are you doing what Mom said?

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Did you call me?  I’m just playing house in this cool box Mom got.

You’re supposed to be working.

Working on what?

Working on your New Year’s Resolutions like I am.

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I don’t see anything on that paper.

I know.  I’m having problems with it.  What is a resolution anyway?  I looked it up on the internet and it said something about being determined.

Well that already fits us!   Why did Mom say we had to write resolutions?  She knows we want to play when she’s home and not do work stuff.

Well, I think it has something to do with the fact that this is the end of 2012. 

Oh nooooooooooooooo.  What’s happening to 2012?  What are we going to do?

Relax!  The humans have a little over 365 days in what they call a year.  2012 ends tonight at midnight and then it becomes 2013.

So when we wake Mom up for breakfast it will be 2013?

Yes…..as long as we don’t wake her up before midnight.

I wouldn’t think of doing that.  Well…..I might think of it but I know I shouldn’t do it.  Hey…is that a resolution?  I think I’ll take a little nap and see if there are some things I should really be determined about in 2013, so don’t bother me.

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I think it’s kind of sad that 2012 is ending.  That means that the next big thing will probably be your birthday and we’ll never hear the end of that.

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From the Mom:

Boys, you’ve made 2012 so much fun for me.  You’ve grown into real nice kitties.  I still remember the day I first adopted the two of you.  Hemingway, you were first and I counted on you to be nice to your new little brother when he arrived.  You still have your little quarrels, but you also look out for each other.  I think the best resolutions you two could make would be to stay as sweet and thoughtful as you are.  I know you want to wish all of your fur people and human friends a VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR.  All of us hope that all of you dear friends have a year that’s filled with love, hope, peace and joy.  May this be the year when humans really reach out to help others.