Hi everyone. I am still taking a break, but I wanted to join Brian’s Thankful Thursday Blog Hop. Noel is hanging in there ( knock on wood, 3 times). I have no idea how long she will be with us. She amazes me. She is so frail, but eats most of the time and moves around quite a bit. I thought we were going to have to help her to The Bridge this week, I am glad that hasn’t happened yet. I still plan to keep spending a lot of time with her. I am thankful that I can be home most of the time with no other commitments.
I also wanted to join Sammy’s Poetry Day. Pam was so sweet to use a photo I offered her of an odd vehicle that used to go by my house. I thought it would make a fun poetry prompt. It is actually called a velomobile. Click here to learn more.
Every day when I went to get my mail
this rode by without fail.
I was surprised to find out it is a bike
nothing you would drive on the turnpike
You can buy a kit to make it yourself
but to fit inside you need to be the size of an elf
Lorianne of Four-Legged Furballs,my co-host has kindly offered to come up with all 4 fill-ins for Friday and host it herself this week so be sure to visit her blog to get the statements.
I am hoping to visit blogs, but I will be sporadic for now. Thank you all for your kind comments, purrs and prayers on Monday’s post.
I am going to take a break from blogging to spend every moment with Noel. I fear the end is near and we are going to have to make that awful decision this week. She is just fur and bones. I can see she is getting weaker by the day so I plan to spend all my time with her until the end.
This photo was taken on September 1st and she has rapidly declined since. I am hoping she will rally for a while, but I am also realistic.
Hi everyone! Time for the Friendly Fill-Ins. Please leave your link (at bottom of post) here or at my co-host’s Four-Legged Furballs. You can also answer in the comment section. Thank you to all who participate. Don’t forget to add your link to the hop so everyone can visit you.
1. I am a stickler for ___________________.
2. By the end of August, I plan to ____________________.
3. _________ is my favorite thing about myself.
4. These days, my biggest priority is _________.
1. I am a stickler for thank-you cards/notes.I always send them and I get annoyed when others don’t for things like weddings and showers.
2. By the end of August, I plan to still have Noel with me. I am really trying to be positive, but her appetite comes and goes now which scares me.
3. My optimism is my favorite thing about myself.
4. These days, my biggest priority is Noel.
Noel enjoyed The Great One’s visit. I told her to be very gentle and she was. She kept bringing her toys. And she even wanted a photo with her which is very unusual. She wanted her to have the crown to be the queen.
Another shot of Sammy enjoying corn on the cob ( he only gets a little). He seems to prefer the Silver Queen to the Butter and Sugar variety. He never bugs us for any meat or other people food, just corn on the cob.
Every morning Prancie and Brody patiently wait for a taste of butter.
Don’t forget to enter our Black Cat giveaway ( see yesterday’s post).
We are joining Athena’s Caturday Art Blog Hop and The Pet Parade. Today is a special day to celebrate black cats everywhere. They are least likely to be adopted from shelters. I am the proud mom to four and I have two angels too. I used Pizap to make a collage of my four.
Noel is sticking her foot out, Drake is in his bed, Jinx is being held by his Dad and Trouble is on the rug.
Then I went to Fotor and made the collage into art. I also made it into a puzzle ( see below)
And to celebrate Black Cat Appreciation Day we are having a giveaway.
Noel is posing with the prizes. A catnip mat with black cats printed on it, 2 black cat clips that can be used to hold bags of food shut and a gray mousie from IKEA. All you have to do it comment on this post before Monday at 9PM (EST). Sorry I can only afford to ship in the USA. If you do not live in the USA, you can enter and if you win, pick a friend from the USA . If you live in a country that says you need to do something to enter, put the answer to 5+7 in your comment.
I used Fotor, blue effect on Noel’s photo because the results of Noel’s ultrasound have left me blue.
The internist that did the ultrasound thinks it is a mammary tumor. The ultrasound showed that there is cancer in some lymph nodes and her intestines. There is nothing I can do, but spoil her and keep her comfortable. I will know when it is time. For now she is eating and playing so I will take it day by day. I will not let her suffer. Thank you for all the purrs and prayers.
PS: I asked about steroids, but the vet feels she will be at risk of infection and it would not benefit her.