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I'm not me without him

This has been so difficult for me. 

I know he was 18 years old and he lived a long life but I suck here without him.

We were always together no matter what. 

Im trying. 

He has some of the most amazing followers over on Mikey's Cat House

and everywhere really, people from all over. 

I feel so fortunate to have so many of you love him so much. 

Mikey pretty much died from old age, there was no specific illness that took his life, he just stopped eating. 

He had had all the best medical care, I even switched him to a geriatric specialist. 

Wr tried all sorts of stuff and ran all the tests but in the end his body just shut down.

I took him in to be put to rest and his heart stopped after they gave him the sedative. 

It was peaceful but it was awful. 

Im doing the best I can to pick up the pieces but I dont know....

I just miss him. 

We have never been apart this long. 😔


This was taken a couple of weeks before he died. He had lost so much weight, he went from 23lbs to 10 lbs in a little over a month. It was awful.






Mikey died on February 16, 2021
I can see his grave from my bedroom window.




THE DAY THE MUSIC DIED

 


He is gone and he has taken so much of who I am with him. 

I will post more later but for now I need a minute. 

18 of the most beautiful years.

Mitsi Passed Away


I wanted to let you know about Mitsi, my Mama cat, she passed away in November.
Mitsi was pregnant when I rescued her and she had her kittens the very next day.
We let her raise her kittens in the warm house and when they got older I created an online adoption application for them and over 50 people applied to adopt them. They all went to amazing homes.
I knew from the get that I wanted to keep Mitsi.
About six months or so after the kittens went to their forever homes Mitsi was diagnosed with severe stomatitis which means her mouth was inflamed, her gums were a dark red and her throat looked like hamburger meat. Her whole mouth was covered in ulcers.
The only hope for a cure would be to have all of her teeth removed and it would cost $1200 for the surgery in Sacramento but with no guarantee it would work.
We decided to wait because of the money it would cost and we moved to Oregon.
She was on pain killers but cats don't do so well on long term pain killers, their kidneys usually get pissed off.
Once we moved here I raised the money to have her teeth removed and it didn't cost quite as much but still a lot.
Mitsi did so well after surgery but her vet was concerned because her gums were so bad they wouldn't even hold a suture.
She recovered and we thought she was home free. She was so happy but then it returned and it was worse than before.
For the last year of her life she has been on pain meds every single day.
She has been mostly out of it all the time. We did have our times though each day when she would be all lovey.
The last few weeks of her life I noticed her weight loss. I figured it was her mouth hurting and her not eating enough.
But on November 26th she went to take a step and fell over. She had two seizures and she died in my arms.
My heart has been broken ever since.
I just miss her so much.
You know, when I met her she was a feral cat living under a trailer. I tried to get her many times with no luck but the day before she was to have her kittens she decided to take a chance on me and she allowed me to get her into that carrier.
She did it for her babies, I know she did. She took a chance and it paid off. She always seemed so grateful.
I really do miss her so much.
This is Mitsi, I called her Mama though because she earned that title.
Model is Mitsi (Mama)

Here is the post when we first met.



Semi Retired


Back when Mikey was younger, he and I would spend entire days just taking pictures.
I know he didn't truly understand what I was doing with this camera in my hand but if I didn't know better, I would swear he knew exactly what I was doing.
It was a game to Mikey, I would get down on the floor with him and just watch him play.
I believe my best shots came from that time.
He would roll around on the floor and try to get me and then he would hide and I would go look for him and then I would hide and he would look for me.
It was so much fun and those memories are some of the best memories I have had in my life.
I enjoyed every second that we would spend together.
Now a days at 17 years old, he doesn't play so much but we still spend entire days together, just not with my camera in my hand.
Don't get me wrong, I still take a ton of pictures of him (as you know), its just not my main focus with him these days like it once was.
I guess you could say he is semi retired. Lol
Instead, these days we spend our time loving.
We talk about old times...
I do all the talking actually and the fact that he can't hear me makes me seem nuts but I dont care, I still ask him if he remembers stuff. Lol
He knows what Im saying, he doesn't need those old ears.
Mikey listens with his heart and he hears mine perfectly.
Model is Mikey

If you have been impacted 

by the recent wildfires in Paradise, California 

Your cat may be waiting for you at the 


Alley Cat Allies Recovery Center®

Camp Fire Monkeys Need Your Help

It has been 128 days since the awful Camp Fire and many cats are still being rescued off of that mountain.
There are still so many more.
Fieldhaven, with the support of Alley Cat Allies are working tirelessly to bring these babies home.
They need our help.
Please consider making a donation to Fieldhaven to help the Camp Fire Cats of Paradise, Magalia and Concow.
Please.


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
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Mikey's House (Page)
https://www.facebook.com/mikeyshouse/
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Mikey's House (website)
http://www.mikeyshouse.org

Mikey's Cat House (Group)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/mikeyscathouse

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





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