This is our Emily..look at that ruff! She didn't get enough hands-on while she was little, and drifted...had come from 'the streets' and was just to small and sweet to be put back. BUT!! She is determined to be a lap cat, loves her comforts, and responds to the slightest touch! she would love a home where she can be admired and brought the rest of the way out of her shell...She loves to be on this pedestal..a kitchen stool actually, right where I pass frequently, all the better to be caressed often...
Then we have the latest item, Dabby & Lulu! they LOVE the new cat tree, and somehow manage to both fit into the circle at the top! Well, i didn't take one of those two, so here's one with Dabby and Muldoon squeezed into the same spot!
And Sarah and Maurice (Muldoon's brother) in a wait for it.....box.
And of course, news of Bridges...think I mentioned that he's not positive for toxoplasmosis (if he had been there's an easy fix) the aspiration from his lymph node may tell us something tomorrow...do stay tuned, and keep him in your prayers. He has been having just two or three seizures a day, and those short...Still eating VERY well!! What a blessing!!!
And a big Richmond HOWDY from Stella the wonder cat!!
With heavy heart...on Monday, Bridges started having seizures again. He had been every day more like a normal cat, running and playing, no longer afraid of the others and their activity, climbing where he had never dared go before...I was so happy, as I'm sure he was! Two weeks of heaven, and each day a new step taken...then on Monday, the 15th, he started again with the seizures. Dear Dr. Anne saw him that samw day, gave him acupuncture and a new herbal remedy: Wind toxin (what a name) to add to his mix. and suggested another strong dose of belladonna. He had a seizure while at her office, and as he's wiped out and relaxed afterward, she could draw some blood! I've been waiting all day to get the results: if he has toxoplasmosis, which sometimes causes seizures, it can be treated... He has continued to eat well, and has gotten all his medicines down in his food! He's grown a lot, and his coat is better...some good news. But all day today, he has just seized and then slept, exhausted. No life. Hope the new meds help; hope he has toxo, and can be treated. Stay tuned:-)
Big deal for us...all was so dry, for so long..east coast folks likely don't know the feeling...it's a very uneasy one, waiting for nourishment which is not coming, knowing at least that the big trees are okay for now, not even thinking about the groundwater (fracking etc.) but for the moment, after a near-week of gentle rain, the grass is coming back, the succulents are, well, succulent, and things look happy.
I'm sure it worries the animals too, more than us. So for now...respite. Monroe is still living in the tree for the most part, spent a week or two in the house, on the kitchen counter, grabbing huge hunks of chicken before they went into the grinder, devouring them...and being available for hugs at all times. Now gone again...he's attracting followers: can you spot three cats in this photo?
The founder of Bee Holistic, Cynthia Burke, has been caring for cats most of her life, volunteering with such groups as the wonderful Animal Balance, and Fix Our Ferals. In 2011 Bee Holistic Cat Rescue and Care became a registered non-profit.