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Saturday, September 27, 2008


From the ICHC LOLcattery

We were supposed to let Cyrrie of 922 Cats host today's Caturday post. And as you can see from the photograph below, Cyrrie the avowed foodie is just as sweet as a kitty can be. No, he's not trying to nom Buddy, just bayve him.

Cyrrie Bayves Buddy

However, as Fate would have it, a sweet little white kitty named Pearl drifted by and we got distracted. So, apologies, Cyrrie, but when you hear of Pearl's adventures, you surely will not begrudge her the Hostess o'the Day position.

This is Pearl.

Thanks to Hurricane Gustav, poor Pearl became so terrified and discombobulated that she stopped eating for quite a while. As any cat person knows, if a cat doesn't eat for more than two or three days, it becomes a candidate for liver problems (specifically, hepatic lipidosis, or fatty liver disease). Which is why you should NEVER EVER put a cat on a diet without a vet's recommendation and supervision.

Well, Pearl, who is the most beautiful adorable little blue-eyed white shorthair, was temporarily rehomed due to Hurricane Gustav, and became so terrified that she hid under the bed and refused to eat. Naturally, she began showing symptoms of hepatic lipidosis, including yellowing of her normally pristinely (dare one say Pearly?) white ears. She's spent the past week in a feline hospital on an IV.

Her hoomin brought her back from the vet just yesterday, and she appears to have regained some appetite, which is good news. We are very, very happy for Pearl and her hoomin. If you have some kind feelings, good thoughts, beneficial karma, food vibes, or just general "be-well-furry-one" feelings running around in your personal hoomin bubble, please direct as many of them as you can spare towards little Pearl, who can use them. Let's hope she's soon back to a shining state of health.

Pearl in happier days:

Be well, Pearl! Be fluffy and furry and purry and happy and hungry and well-fed and contented and all good things that kitties deserve to be!

Gustav Proclaims Innocence

La Casa de Los Gatos' own personal Hurricane Gustav the Cat insists on DNA tests to prove his innocence. We believe him. He's hardly moved out the door for over a month now.

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At 4:06 PM, Blogger spira62 said...

You will be pleased to know that Pearl is indeed eating, between long and frequent napping. I am sure she will be back to her feisty self in no time. Thanks for taking the time to help me out, Pearl and I appreciate it greatly.


At 9:57 AM, Blogger Alien Trucker said...

Pearl has had her life plate full lately and it is good to know she has started getting better.
It will all be good soon. Especially now that hurricane season is almost over.
I always thought it funny that she seemed to know of my allergies and would make it a point to rub herself all over me.
I am glad y'all made it through the Gustav mess with minimal damage and distress.
Now if you can get through the "Roswell mess" with the "ease" you survived Katrina and Gustav. I am sending you...and the cats...good thoughts Tamara.

At 2:32 PM, Blogger Lizzy said...

Yay, Pearl! 922 Cats (and "kitten") are all for ya!!

At 12:55 PM, Blogger ThePoliticalCat said...

Hey, Tamara, hey, Rocky!

I hope the "Roswell mess" is not about your health, Rocky. You're both such nice people, I hope there is no mess, only love and caring and the recognition that we are, truly, One Light though the lamps be many.

Of course Pearl helped out with your allergies! It's what cats do.

Thanks to you, Rocky, I have this terrific new friend, Tamara. Tamara, anything I can do to help, whether it's Pearl or just a rant or two to keep you amused — just let me know.

Stay well, both of you, and the kid, and, of course, healthy vibes to little Pearl.

At 12:56 PM, Blogger ThePoliticalCat said...

Hey, Lizzy! Only one "kitten"? Has AreToo grown so pulchritudinously plump or sober that he no longer ranks as a "kitten"? Poor, lonely Angel.

Many thanks to Cyrrie for his kindness in stepping aside for Pearl!

At 9:10 AM, Blogger spira62 said...

Thanks to everyone for the well wishes. Pearl is gaining strength and eating well. She has begun to venture onto the back porch, but only during daylight hours. You never know what's out there in the dark, foxes have been a surprising problem for the cats, and she is still a bit weak.

At 9:12 AM, Blogger spira62 said...

Oh, and we do thank Cyrrie for being so magnanimus!


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