Phoebe Gives A Stinky Update

Hi everyone! I am sad today because my sister Stinky is sick. Well, she isn’t acting sick which is good, but her right eye pupil is always dilated. Mom took her to the vet yesterday and the vet thinks she is blind in that eye now, but when she looked with her ottoscope ( or whatever it is called), she thought everything looked fine. That means that there is probably something wrong in her brain and the only way to find out is with an MRI. The vet told her to go to a neurologist, but those are few and far between so Mom needs to do some research today. Her niece ( the one that manages the vet clinic we go to) told her they may be able to do an x-ray instead. Mom should have gone there first, but she was being cheap frugal so she went to the vet clinic with reduced pricing.

002She helped decorate the tree like she does every year

We will keep you updated. Thank you all for your care and concern. All purrs and prayers are greatly appreciated.

I did promise a giveaway.040This was the sneak preview. A mat, a Santa hat and 2 books. 007I am also adding in this 4 pack of candy canes ( catnip). Just comment today through Saturday ( once a day for more chances).

My sweet purrince is having a commentathon to celebrate his one year gotcha day. For every comment he gets, his Mum will donate 75 cents to those poor kitties Mom wrote about yesterday. Click here to visit him. And special thanks to the reader that donated to both ROARS yesterday.

I sure hope my Grammie visits soon, I haven’t seen her since Monday. She did go to the vet with Mom and Stinky though. I love her so very much.



  1. Oh, sorry to hear about Stinky’s eye problem. Hope it isn’t as bad as they are saying. That’s good kitty is feeling ok, though. My kitties Paolo, and Cricket send good wish purrs =^..^=

    1. Thank you for your kind words, I hope it isn’t as bad either. I think the eye is less dilated today, but I hope it isn’t just wishful thinking.

  2. Oh Darling. PLEASE ask mommy to get another opinion. I can’t believe she would suddenly get blind. She had no warning and wasn’t acting differently was she? Can either Vet office recommend a cat ophthalmologist? Mom would volunteer to help with some green papers.

    1. Thank you for your kind offer, but we will manage. I tested her twice today and she blinks and seems to follow with that eye. I think it is a little less dilated- I am praying. The vet I went to said I needed a neurologist because they eye seemed fine.XO

  3. We are going to be purring and praying super hard for Stinky and hope you can get a diagnosis very soon. Sending love and warm hugs. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

  4. I am so sorry about Stinky. Having been a vet tech and doing rescue (with vets) for 35+ years, I was concerned about the symptoms. Usually, these symptoms point to neurological or brain related issues. We have had a few cats who had issues like this. You are a good cat mom. I am here for you. Prayers for Stinky, and you. Hugs.

    1. Thank you, you are very kind. I actually think it looks less dilated today, I hope it is not wishful thinking on my part. I am going to take her to our regular vet next week and possibly do an x-ray if they think it could give us answers. XO

  5. Sorry you got such disappointing news about Stinky. Hopefully whatever is going on to cause her eye issue is not causing her any pain.

    One thing I really appreciate about my vet is that he’ll tell me when tests (like an expensive and involved MRI) might give an answer, but probably won’t make any difference in the treatment options. But of course if the MRI could tell you that Stinky has a treatable condition, it would be an easier decision to go ahead with it. But there’s still the issue of whether a facility is nearby and the cost doesn’t break the bank.

    It’s hard to balance trying to do everything you can, paying the bills, and giving kitty the best quality of life.

    I do hope you can get some good news about Stinky.

    Purrs, Raven

    1. I am going to bring her to our regular vet next week which is what I should have done to begin with. I think the eye looks better today, but time will tell. XO

  6. We sure do hope and purr that Stinky will be fine.

    We will purr furry loudly fur her, and we will ask meowmy to do lots of pawyering.

    And those purrsents you have to give away look super!

  7. I’m keeping my paws crossed that Stinky is alright…….maybe the x-ray would show something then you wouldn’t have to do the neurology doctor visit? I’m sending lots of POTP!

    Hugs, Sammy

    1. Thank you, your purrs and prayers are appreciated. I am going to go to our vet next week and do the x-ray if they think they could see something with it. I always thought x-rays were for bones, but I know they do lungs too. XO

  8. So sorry about Stinky. Hope that you can find out what is wrong with the eye and do something to help her. Maybe she just went blind in the eye for one reason or another. Sending lots of purrs to Stinky.
    Thanks so much for the shout out for our fund raising. You all have a good day.

  9. Thank you for the update on Stinky, Phoebe. We are continuing to purr, bark, and pray for her, and for all of you. It’s good that Stinky is still acting normal otherwise. Please do keep us updated, and we’ll of course keep purring and praying for an optimistic diagnosis.

    1. Thank you for all the purrs, barks and prayers. I think we are going to try an x-ray first and hopefully get answers from that.

  10. We are so sorry to hear about Stinky’s eye problem. We do think a second opinion is in order. We will be purring and praying for dear Stinky.
    Angel Normie, Mika, Sasha & Grady Lewis

  11. Aw, poor Stinky! Thanks for the update, Phoebe. We know your humans will make the right call on how best to proceed. No one knows Stinking better than them!

    1. Thank you, we will go to our own vet next week. I think it looks a little better and she is acting fine so I am hoping it was from boxing with Phoebe.

  12. If you could dangle something in front of the bad eye while covering up the good eye, you might get an answer. I have the same thing. My eye had a hemhorage and I was instantly blind, but an eye doctor could see the damage. MRI seems too far to go to me.

    1. I did try that today twice and I think she can see out of it because she blinked. I am hoping it was an injury from boxing with Phoebe. I hope your eye is OK now.

  13. We be so glad o hear dat Stinky be actin’ good. We are sendin’ lots and lots of purrayers fur her to be okay. You all look just gawjus. Have a blest day.

    Luv ya’

    Dezi and Lexi

  14. stinky……shirley we will send mor blessings frum R pal St Francis two ewe; and we hafta say if yur eatin yur foodz, & drinkin yur waterz, & playin like ya all wayz due, & usin de box like ya shuld….we wood opt for an exx ray two… insted oh MRI….we noe yur mom mite feel diffrunt; but if all iz well with ya… but yur eyez lookin a bit unusual…MRI mite bee kinda….extensive…iz that de werd we want ? anyway….heerz hopin for all de best ♥♥♥♥♥

    1. Thank you, I agree that it does seem excessive- and expensive being that she is acting fine. We will go for the x-ray next week and do a lot of praying in between. Thank you for the blessings of St. Francis. XO

  15. I am purring for Stinky and hope it is not neurological. An X ray may show something that makes an MRI not needed.

  16. So very sorry to hear about Stinky. I will keep you and kitty in my prayers. Sending Hugs your way.

    1. Thank you for the purrs and prayers and we hope LadyBird feels better soon- that spider bite must have hurt.

  17. Sweetie we are going to keep positive..i tell you sisters exotic cat of ten years had a lump on his leg..prognosis a sarcoma or mast cell invavsive cancer..results just came back clear of any nasty..nothing..he will be miracles can and do happen…we think your give away is lovely and Phoebe..Stinky did great with the tree..much loves Fozziemum and the whole gang!! <3 <3

    1. Thank you for your encouraging words. I think her eye looks a little better today, but I may be delusional. She is acting fine though. I am going to our vet next week which is where I should have gone to begin with. Thank you XO and lots of love to you and your gang.

      1. We hope that is a good sign..and yes you do tend to query if you are delusional..i like to think you are too sane! huge hugs Bev xxx

  18. Mee sweet buttercup gurl mee iss so worried fur Stinky gurl. Shee looks so well inn her foto…mee will keep purrayin fur her! An wee fink thee price of thee MRI iss reedickuluss! So iss good if an X-ray will find the trubble for way cheeper! Our Hu’manss not made of $money$ (so LadyMum tellss mee!)
    An mee finks shee gave tyou wrong info…
    Fu efurry commint LadyMum doe-natin 20 centss an another Lady iss doe-natin 25 centss an a 3rd lady iss doe-natin 30 centss purr commint…that will tote-tal 75 centss pur commint….Sorry LadyMum did not spesee-fie…..Wee all so want reederss to know THEY NOT SPEND A CENT; just come bye an look at mee fotoss an commint! Wee will do tally Katurday nite. Fanks you Purrincess Phoebe fur all ways supportin mee an LadyMum. Yur a true Purrincess! An mee hopes you get to see Grammie Joan reel soon…
    ***paw kissesss*** an ~~head rubsss~~ an *tummy tickulsss*
    Yur Purrince, Siddhartha Henry xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    1. Thank you my sweet purrince, I hope the comment a thon is going well. Sending you lots of love and kisses. I am going to post about the card you sent me on Sunday. Love, Phoebes XOXOXOX

      1. Mee-you mee sweet Phoebe how iss deer stinky gurl today? Thee Commint-athon iss purrty slo. Bad time of thee year to try to raise $money$. Butt wee have 60 comments ‘tween WP,FB, emails an phone callss so NOT a toe-tal bust. Mee goin to tally commintss tomorrow nite. Mee will bee here Sunday to read yur bloggie mee sweet buttercup gurl…..
        An mee furgot to ask fur mee name to bee put inn fur thee draw….mee has been so worried about Stinky mee furgotted!!!
        ***paw kissesss*** an ~~head rubsss~~ an ^^tummy tickullsss^^ Siddhartha Henry
        Yur funny littul Purrince xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

        1. I think that is a lot of comments- great job! It is a tough time of year to raise money. Your name is in the drawing my sweet XO and paw kisses.

  19. Hi Phoebe. What a shame the vet wasn’t able to give any answers about Stinky or even any advice it seems. I like what Raven said. It would be good to know how MRI results will make a difference as far as treatment, but of course I know you want to know what the potential issue is. We’re hoping there’s no issue of course!

    We’re now heading to the to the commentathon.

    1. Thank you for going to the commentathon. And for your kind words. I am going to bring her to our regular vet next week which is what I should have done to begin with.

  20. We were glad to read that Stinky is acting normal, that is good:) Maybe all our purrs and pawyers are helping!

  21. Fankss fankss fankss Purrincess Phoebe!!!! Wee did a tally an wee raised just over $300. $money$ tween thee Commint-athon an thee GoFundMe page of Lady Nikki’ss…..So wee berry happy 😉
    ***paw kissesss**** an ~~~head rubsss~~~ Siddhartha Henry thee happy littul Purrince xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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