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Discussion in 'Caring for Strays and Ferals' started by Jcatbird, Apr 15, 2018.

  1. Graceful-Lily

    Graceful-Lily *Alien* Top Cat

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    @tarasgirl06 - Yes, that is exactly what I was thinking about. I've seen people who can barely handle one cat and I've seen people with multiple cats that take such great care of them all. It all depends on a lot of things. Unfortunately, animal lovers and responsible owners such as ourselves get grouped and punished with the rest who tend to be in the majority.
     
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  2. Jcatbird

    Jcatbird Thread Starter TCS Member Top Cat

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    I am going to take it easy tonight. I have an owee! Rib isssues. The kitties wanted me to show you all that they have everything under control though. ( when do they not! :lol:) They left the cat room to watch over me.

    My babies were worried about me.
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    Mitsy and BJ were waiting for my return.
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    I got the ,” once over” from Nurse Mitsy.
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    A taste test by BJ. Lol
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    Very serious!
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    Mitsy made BJ do a bit of blood work. Lol
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    I’m okay Whistle.
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    Really! You and Bonjure relax.
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    A worried, checking me out.
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    Sniffing....
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    All over.
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    Not good enough....
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    Eye ball to eye ball! Lol
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    Monitoring.
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    Bedside manner is great!
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    Awwww!
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    Massage therapy.
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    Bonjure blanket for my legs.
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    Mitsy is staying. Meditating and sending healing vibes.
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    I have angel prayers on my shoulder.:kitty: ( this really got me!:redheartpump:)
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    Kodiak too!
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    I can’t make a move.....
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    Without the scrutiny of my medical team.
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    You’re never alone if you have a kitty. Or couple of dozen +

    Have a great night everyone. We’ll get back to those super adorable kitty tails later.
    Sending purrs and :heartshape:
     

  3. Jcatbird

    Jcatbird Thread Starter TCS Member Top Cat

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    Thank you for explaining about quotas. So true.
    Thank you for healing vibes too. It only hurts when I laugh, cough, move....:flail:ow. :flail:Ow! :flail:Okay, gotta stop laughing now. :biggrin:
     
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  4. rubysmama

    rubysmama Forum Helper Staff Member Forum Helper

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    Oh, no. :alright: :hugs: :catrub: I'm glad you have friends to help out. :grouphug:

    Awwwww, so precious. :petcat: :catlove: :heartshape:

    Sending healing vibes your way from Ruby and me. Take care of yourself.

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  5. Graceful-Lily

    Graceful-Lily *Alien* Top Cat

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    @Jcatbird - How is Wanda Heart doing today?
     
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  6. tarasgirl06

    tarasgirl06 TCS Member Top Cat

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    *PRAYERS* and healing thoughts of wellbeing going up, and out, for you, @Jcatbird! And no wonder everyone is staying close -- they need their mom to hurry up and get better so she can take best care of them and play with them!
    Quotas can be a "bummer in the summer" (or any other time)! @Graceful-Lily is right -- there are (a lot of) people that should never have cats, and then there are those (like present company!) who put their all into loving and caring for them, and everything in between. I'm sort of obsessive on humane education, because I had it from the start and believe everyone else should, too. When we share a planet/country/city/neighborhood with others of other cultures/ideologies/origins and species, it works out a lot better when we start out learning that we're all here together, not to run power games and dominance over others, but to get along together. Yes? Yes!:yess:
     
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  7. Mamanyt1953

    Mamanyt1953 Rules my home with an iron paw Staff Member Forum Helper

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    EEP! FELL? RIBS? Thank goodness you have human help, as well as your nursing staff!

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  8. CL56

    CL56 TCS Member Adult Cat

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    Falling is never a good thing, ouchie on the ribs !
     

  9. Jcatbird

    Jcatbird Thread Starter TCS Member Top Cat

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    @tarasgirl06 Thank you for the comments about being an inspiration here. As you know it’s really just doing what I can and what is right. You have inspired by doing the right thing and by your love of kitties. We both hope it’s something that every human will do in time but for now, very grateful for each person who understands or wants to learn. Perhaps we can leave things better than we found them and others will pick up where we leave off or the need to do this kind of work will be completed! :)
     
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  10. Jcatbird

    Jcatbird Thread Starter TCS Member Top Cat

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    @rubysmama @Mamanyt1953 @CL56
    I’m having to rest a lot today. Not something I want to do but .... no choice right now. Lol My help has been here for the kitties. Thank goodness! I had to walk them through the routine but the kitties are content. In fact, they are enjoying the extra attention and lounging time. It was really funny seeing them all running to see who was at the door. I tried to corral them until our help got oriented, :noway: ! Cats formed a greeting committee. Bj was all over my friend and Muffin carried on a running conversation.

    @Graceful-Lily Wanda Heart met her first stranger. She was scared at first but agreed to purr if I held her. She’s having better poops so that’s good.

    Thank you to everyone for the healing hopes! As much as I hate to say it, I’m in need of them today. Moving is very painful and I am told that will be the case for a bit. Staying mobile though! At least when I’m not covered in kitties. Lady decided to give Physical therapy and Muffin acted as heating pad. It seems to have helped!


    Hi!
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    Mom doesn’t want to sit on the floor with me right now!
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    I kept asking though....
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    Mom grunted but she finally did what I asked! Lol I win!
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    Whistle took the shift after Banjo.
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    I got purr therapy. Those who do not know the love and devotion of a kitty, are missing one of the most wonderful things possible.
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    They do not leave my side now that I am hurt. BJ may look like he is sound asleep but the slightest movement on my part brings him up immediately.
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    Wanda Heart came out for the company.
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    She was nervous but okay as long as I held her.
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    She did have one panic moment. Poor baby. She ran frantically back and forth until she realized Mom was talking to her. She stopped to be rescued and held.
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    She let the stranger pet her and even gave us a smile.
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    Her confidence returned.
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    She owns her room again. :catlove:
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    I hope to ,quickly ,be back to more frequent posts but for now, following doctors orders. My left arm just can’t hold the phone quite as long as usual. Taking photos from floor level is limited too but, we’ll be back!

    Thank you everyone! Have a great night!
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  11. surya

    surya TCS Member Top Cat

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    I hope you heal up quickly!
     
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  12. Buffster7

    Buffster7 TCS Member Alpha Cat

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    Ohhh girl, I'm so sorry you're in pain. When you're feeling a little less pained, how did you fall? Ribs cracked, or out of place? Either one is horribly painful! I'll pray for accelerated healing and marked lessening of pain. I'm so glad that you have some help - rest up and we will see you as you are able! :hearthrob:
     
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  13. Jcatbird

    Jcatbird Thread Starter TCS Member Top Cat

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    @surya Thank you! Just one more little owee! I hope you are resting well in the new place. Kitties all okay?

    @Buffster7 How did I fall? :lol: Like a lead balloon! I was afraid someone would ask. Lol
    I had a plumber come in to do a repair I couldn’t do. If only I were big and strong!!!! I prefer to do things myself but sometimes I can’t. He left a screw loose and I found it. ( I seem to be good at finding things) I fell between the tub and commode and hit one on the right, one on the left. My left side got the worst as I was folded over the side of the tub, then fell between the two. I was very lucky that I didn’t hit my head on the concrete. I was getting ready to fill a litter box and I actually landed with my bum on the box of new litter. Saved by cat litter!!!:flail:The poor box was in terrible shape afterwards though. (Could have been worse. I could have landed in the cat box! Ewewewe!)
    It was really a freak kind of accident but that’s usually the kind I have. The last time I got hurt (excluding the hornet sting a couple of weeks ago) it was by a hand cart ( dolly) handle that caught me in the head/ face. Someone else let it slip. I find it’s always best to do things myself. Maybe I just need to be more observant of what others do? I have some cracks and have a pretty good couple of contusions. Thorax, ribs. My back isn’t very happy either. This isn’t the worst injury I’ve ever had but it isn’t the best. It’s just really hard to sit, lay, bend. Standing feels great. I think something was kind of shifted for the better today though. Muffin worked on me and I felt much better after she walked off my rib cage. :flail:Thank you Doctor Muffin!
    I’ll be fine though. I had a couple of broken ribs about twenty years ago and you just have to stay mobile. Prayers for accelerated healing and less pain are hugely appreciated! Thank you!
     

  14. Jcatbird

    Jcatbird Thread Starter TCS Member Top Cat

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    Ohhhh! I just read about a food being discontinued. It’s a cat food that is keeping a kitty going! @maggie101 Needs others to help to keep the company manufacturing this food. Emails from others could make the difference for this kitty.
    Canidae Discontinuing Some/all Of The Pure Line :(
    Anyone with help or suggestions, please do! Strength in numbers! This is another kind of rescue!
     
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  15. NY cat man

    NY cat man TCS Member Top Cat

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    Yes, rib injuries hurt- don't ask how I know- and you have my full and complete sympathy. You are indeed lucky that you didn't hit your head, as that could have had serious consequences. You are also lucky to have your feline therapists on hand to lift your spirits. Best wishes for a speedy recovery.
     
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  16. rubysmama

    rubysmama Forum Helper Staff Member Forum Helper

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    Just read the description of your fall/injury. Sounds scary and painful. Sending you more vibes for a quick and complete recovery.

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  17. Buffster7

    Buffster7 TCS Member Alpha Cat

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    Oh ouch ouch ouch, I flinched when I read this! People make mistakes and these things do happen, but I hope you have an opportunity to let the plumber know what can happen when screws are left loose. I always want to know if I make a mistake that can potentially cause harm so that I'm more aware and can guard against it in the future.

    A dolly in the face, a hornet on the lip, the injured hand, cracked ribs - these are just the handful that I know about. You're a tough cookie! Thank goodness your med staff seems to know what to do - I would never have thought that pressing on the rib cage would improve your condition, but Muffin knew better! ;)
     
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  18. dustydiamond1

    dustydiamond1 Minion to Gypsy since October 2016 Top Cat

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    :hellosmiley:little Wanda hugs and kisses back to you. :kiss::kiss::hugs::hugs::hearthrob::redheartpump:
    And of course many kisses and hugs to BJ and all the rest, try to be patient about sharing mama.:doh2: I thought I had posted this 2 days ago :doh: :vibes:
    :vibes::vibes::vibes::vibes:for your poor sore body:heartshape:
     
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  19. surya

    surya TCS Member Top Cat

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    I know what you mean about the healing massages Jcatbird. My little black kitty has been massaging my tummy and helping me burp, lol!
     
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  20. Furballsmom

    Furballsmom Cat Fan especially Black Cats Staff Member Forum Helper

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    :yeah: :agree: :vibes: :grouphug2: :hangin:
     
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