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I wish that I could just see him run again

sitting on grass

I wish that I could just see him run again, like he did when he was young.
My little hurricane as he shot through the house, over the chairs knocking stuff off the tables
He would hit the stairs at full throttle and it would take him two leaps and he would be at the top.
I would walk into the bedroom and he would peek out from under the bed then he would grab my ankles. Lol
He would jump from the bed onto the dresser and then to the cat tree and then up to his perch that was made for him that overlooked the entire room, it was almost to the ceiling high.
When he was through with this little outburst of his he would just jump from the perch to the bed.
It really is no wonder why he has arthritis now, he was pretty tough on that body of his
Watching him though was like magic as he sailed through the air and as he would run his hair would blow against him and you just knew you were witnessing how the royals play.
My king.
Model is Mikey
Mikey's House (Page)
Mikey's House (website)

Mikey's Cat House (Group)

Happy Easter

cat egg

Cat Cell Phone Covers

I know, this is something a little different from what I usually post here but they turned out so dang cute that I wanted to at least let you know about them.

I sell most of my work on Redbubble and there are many different products available. I really like the phone cases and the greeting cards too. :)

I actually got my Daughter Haley one of these for her Birthday with her Cat Tiggy on it and she just loves it so much. 

Redbubble does quality work which is why I have chosen them to handle most of my production.

There are many, many more photographs to choose from for these covers but here are a few.

They offer many models of the Samsung Galaxy and also several models of the iphone.

To purchase my phone covers just click on the images below.

cat phone covers preview

cat phone covers preview

cat phone covers preview

cat phone covers preview

domestic cat dressed up as lion

domestic cat dressed up as lion roaring

Mikey decided he wants to be a Lion for Halloween. Lol

Model is Mikey, he is roaring. Lol

Pet First-Aid Kit

DIY Pet First-Aid Kit

Use this kit in an emergency until your veterinarian can take over
Here’s What You’ll Need:

1)  Phone number, clinic name, address of your veterinarian PLUS
     contact info for  local veterinary emergency clinics

2)  Absorbent gauze pads

3)  Adhesive tape

4)  Cotton balls or swabs

5)  Fresh 3% hydrogen peroxide to induce vomiting
     (always check with veterinarian or animal poison control expert before          giving to your pet)

6)  Ice pack

7)  Disposable gloves

8)  Scissors with blunt end PLUS tweezers

9)  Over-the-counter antibiotic ointment

10)  Liquid dishwashing detergent for bathing PLUS towels

11)  Small flashlight

12)  Oral syringe or kitchen baster

13)  Alcohol wipes

14)  Styptic powder

15)  Saline eye solution PLUS artificial tear gel


Mikey and Mitsi Dental Surgeries

Mikey has a bad tooth and has been suffering with it for about a week. I will be taking him in on 2/10/17 which is when we get paid. His vet wants to do full blood work on him and then deal with his mouth which is going to cost a bit I am sure.
My problem is that Mitsi, my little rescue cat who has Stomatitis and had dental surgery several months ago is scheduled to go back into surgery on the 2/16/17.
I have 2 cats in pain and both need surgery within a week of the other and I am totally freaking out. I won't be able to afford to have them both done so I am asking for help. I have to at least try to come up with it.
Right now I have both cats on Buprenex which is crazy expensive. Mikey just started with the pain meds but Mitsi has been on it for months now.
I am just drained, having two of them going through this at the same time is wearing me out.
If you can help, that would be so great but if you cannot I totally understand. Prayers are needed too and I will gladly take those as well. I know some of you have already invested money for Mitsi's mouth and I thought it would be just one surgery but they did not take out all of her teeth like I thought they were going to because of the condition of her mouth which was just awful. Her Vet was having a tough time getting her gums to even hold a suture. So sad.
She was doing great for a little while after surgery but then it started creeping back because there are still teeth in her mouth... I just want this to be over for her, she has been through too much. This is our last chance because I won't put her through anymore.:(
As I said, we get paid on the 10th and will be able to cover most of it, just not all. their vet has been so awesome too, she goes above and beyond for my animals, she has been incredible. She is already giving me a discount on Mitsi and I just don't want to ask her for more after all she has already done.

Donations can be made here

or Directly to the Veterinary Hospital
Just give them the info below..
Mikey and Mitsi Dental Surgery
Newberg Veterinary Hospital
3716 E Portland Rd, Newberg, OR 97132
 (503) 538-8303 

Dr. Tina Johnson
Or you can also donate via my PayPal at ibjennyjenny@hotmail.com

Thank you.

I'm sorry I have to even ask.

Mikey's House (Page)

Mikey's House (website)


While he is sleeping

white cat sleeping

I watch him as he is sleeping, so sweet, so peaceful.

I wonder if he really knows just how much he means to me,
and how many times he has saved me from the dark.

I watch him as he dreams, eyes flickering, hearing his cute little noises as he breathes.

Does he dream of wild things and running through the woods?

Does he dream of climbing trees and chasing birds?

I wonder if he dreams of something more....

Have I been to him, all that he is to me?

Wait for it....

Today is 5 years....

I rescued Roo from Sacramento many years ago he had been living at his house his whole life
but his owner died 2 years prior to us meeting. She was an elderly lady and one night she went
outside to feed Roo and she fell down and later died from her injuries.

The daughter of the lady then moves in and blames Roo for her mother's death and decides to
pretend that he just doesn't exist, she kicked him out of his own house.

When I met Roo, my heart just broke in two, he weighed only six pounds,his mouth was
so inflamed from bad teeth, his tongue stuck out and he drooled constantly.

I decided to rescue Roo and I took him home.

I took Roo to the vet for an exam 2 days later and their diagnosis was not good,
he had been so malnourished that there was not much left of him.
He had pharyngitis (strep throat), Stomatitis, ulcers inside his entire mouth
and he had an enlarged kidney, they recommended euthanasia.

Ok, well, I don't agree with making any animal suffer but I had just spent the weekend with Roo
prior to his vet visit, I looked into his eyes and it was so easy to see that all Roo wanted was to be loved. He was in bad shape but the thought of his story ending this way was too much for me to handle.

I told the vet 'no way' and I took Roo home. I wanted Roo to experience what it felt like to be loved
and cared for, if even for a little while I put Roo on a round of antibiotics and pain medication and hoped for the best.

4 weeks later I took Roo in to see a different Vet, he then weighed 10 pounds 14 ounces and he was thriving. He would eventually reach 16 pounds which is a far cry from the 6lbs when we first met.
He still had issues with his mouth but not like before, no drool and his tongue was back in his mouth because the swelling was gone.

The vet said that Roo looked great, she thought that at some point Roos teeth would need to be pulled, all of them but it would have to be later because he had been through too much already.
We actually managed his mouth issues for a long time.

Almost five years later Roo began feeling ill and we thought it was because of his teeth. We scheduled the surgery and they pulled all of his teeth but when Roo woke up from surgery he was blind, he had a bad reaction to the anesthesia. His blindness was permanent.

I was crushed. All I had ever wanted to do for Roo was help him but there he was so scared after surgery and in pain and I could barely even take it.
The following days he managed it better than I did and somehow he began to adjust a little to the sight loss., he would even go up and down the stairs in our house.

He was an inspiration.

But on November 28, 2011 I woke up to Roo being ill again, this time though, something was different, he sat with his nose to the ground and he just looked defeated. The vet thought at this point there may be a tumor or something and said we would have to do all of these tests but I chose to have Roo put to rest that day. The vet gave him a shot that would not take hold right away,...we lived up the road and I was able to get him there and sit with him all wrapped up in his blue blanket and watch him go peacefully as I told him how very much we loved him.

You know, Roo walked in to my life when my life was already full and some how found a place
that just belonged to him.

He is was my shadow, following me from room to room and when I would sleep he was under my chin, always.

He was Mikey's friend too.

When I think back to the time when Roo was out in the cold, starving, sick and all alone, as people did nothing but sit back and watch as he was slowly dying, I am angered and saddened all at the same time and I am thankful that I am not a person with the ability to just look away.
I am also thankful that I said 'no way' to putting Roo to sleep that day when we first met, it only reinforces my thoughts that if you listen to your heart, your heart will always show you the way.
Roo was put to rest on November 28, 2011.
His presence in our lives is missed every single day.
Roo’s spirit taught me so much about appreciating life…right now.
His sweet soul and kind heart will live on…

for as long as I live, he shall not die.

I wonder if they knew one another

It's crazy because of all the scenarios I had played in my head while I was pregnant with my son back in 2003....
I never ever imagined it would go the way that it went.
There was no way to prepare for his death at all.
I was 6 1/2 months pregnant one minute, decorating his room, gathering things that he would need...nesting I suppose.
And then the next minute I was in hospital bed surrounded by nurses and Doctors who were telling me that my son was going to die as soon as he was born.... which was 12 long hours later. 12 hours of listening to his little heart beat inside of me, knowing it would soon come to a stop.
I suffered from a Placental Abruption, oh but I was suffering from so much more.
I held him afterwards for a long time, we even napped together for an hour. I got to put a diaper on him and a little hat and shirt and wrap him in a blanket. They took photos of him for me and before we left the hospital they gave us a little satin box that contained a birth/death certificate (not a certified one but a hand written one), it also contained these little cards with his hand prints on them and his footprints...a Keepsake Box .
Within a couple of days we were picking out his itty bitty casket and then a plot at the cemetery, his funeral was so surreal to me....I just wanted to go home. My heart ached, my head ached and my body ached...my body did not understand that he had died and so I had all the milk but no baby to feed, it was physically uncomfortable and emotionally excruciating.
On the way home I remember thinking about the little white kitten that had been following me around since my son had passed on...he had been sitting up with me each night as I cried and following me from room to room during the day.
Through all of the sorrow I was feeling in that moment after the funeral, I felt this little bit of comfort knowing he would be there when I got home...I mean that thought literally took the edge off...
Now, 13 years later I wonder if they knew one another, Mikey and my Son...
Because the plan worked so perfectly.

Or could this have been just one of those things?

I don't think so.

The footprints here belong to my Son and the Model is Mikey
You can read our entire story below if you want to.
In Memory of
Johnny Boyd Brown
A Little Boy Born too Soon
July 1, 2003- July 1, 2003
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