Post 709: Ali the special kitty…

Ali the black kitty just turned five years old a few days ago. It wasn’t a sure thing she’d make it to that birthday because she’s had serious health issues this past year, coming close to death too many times. Now, her veterinarian says she can’t survive much longer, and I know Ruth and Tim’s hearts are breaking. 

Ali and her human, Ruth. Ruth blogs as sunsetdragon.

Ali and her human, Ruth. Ruth blogs as sunsetdragon.

Ali’s more than just a family pet. Ruth’s husband Tim has serious health issues, and Ali is his best buddy. When Ali does well, he does well or better. She snuggles with him, comforts him, helps him deal with the vicissitudes of dementia and his other health issues. He could be her kitten, for all the love and care she gives Tim. They are inseparable. 

The beautiful Ali, doing much better now, thank you!

Ali. 

Now, this beautiful creature, this loving and sweet kitty is near her end. Prayers for Tim and Ruth while they prepare for the sad day they have to see their little companion pass into memory.  

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UPDATE ON ALI


Per Ruth (sunsetdragon): “I wanted to tell you that we got a call from our vet and she has new medication that we can afford that she is certain will help Ali. She has been on the phone with her mentor who is a vet back in Chicago, and Ali meets the criteria of felines who this medication will help.
We have hope.”

Good news! Let’s hope and pray this helps Ali to come through this medical crisis! 

Post 708: Dougy poses nicely…

Dougy’s  had little blog exposure, so today you get a Dougy extravaganza, a photo shoot taken to show you Andy didn’t tear all his fur off! 

To help him feel better about having his photo taken  — no one in my family likes to be photographed, even the critters… — I let him select the setting.

Yes, you can bet Dougy wanted to be on his ottoman for the photo shoot!!

Yes, you can bet Dougy wanted to be on his ottoman for the photo shoot!!

"Say kitty litter and mouse cheese!"  Dougy smiles for the camera.

“Say ‘kitty litter and mouse cheese!'”
Dougy smiles for the camera.

He seems agitated...! Why?

He seems…agitated! Why?

"Settle down, Dougy! We'll be finished pretty soon."

“Settle down, Dougy! We’ll be finished pretty soon.”

Oops! I'm losing my photo subject!

Oops! I’m losing my photo subject!

Oh! I foget about that dang camera strap! Once I hold it back, Dougy settles down a bit.  Very little!  "Stop moving your head, Douglas!"

Oh! I forget about that dang camera strap! Once I hold it back, Dougy settles down a little. Very little!
“Stop moving your head, Douglas!”

"That's right! Hold that cheesy pose a second longer...! Good kitty!"

“That’s right! Hold that cheesy pose a second longer…! Good kitty!”

Yep, that's Dougy in the yellow oval in the door way.  He's had enough for one day!

Yep, that’s Dougy in the yellow oval in the door way.
He’s had enough for one day!

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