Post 324: A video update from David & a great cat and kitten blog

There are days when I toss up my hands in despair…well, frustration, because I haven’t a clue about what to post. Today is just the opposite! I could do three posts very easily with what I want to do. I’ll combine two in this one, then work on the third one later.


David continues to do very well recovering from major heart surgery February 3rd. I think he looks and sounds amazingly great when you consider doctors split him wide open, chopped on his heart, put in a new part, then stapled him back together! No matter how delicate the operation actually was, it is amazing somebody said, “I believe I can…” and did come up with the protocol to repair hearts like David’s, in the way they did!

(I know he’s feeling a lot better because he wanders at first talking about things that are inconsequential when one knows our big questions are about that huge wound in his chest! 😉 I say that in a bemused way, not as criticism.)


I don’t get involved in blog awards because they have a chain letter feel about them. There are blogs, however, that are consistently notable for content, whether it be text, videos, or other elements like, well, extremely beautiful photography of some of the cutest kittens I’ve even seen!

The latter refers to one of my favorites: ThreeCatYard. I’ve attached a link to today’s edition. I highly recommend taking a few minutes to visit this and older posts to see how the two kittens, Rhea and Davout, captured my heart! Tell me you don’t want one of each after you see them in action! Impossible!

Especially cute in today’s ThreeCatYard is Rhea’s little cave where she’s been hiding out.

Post 317: David’s heart surgery update video

David and his two cats (Zeus and Phoebe) continue to do well, and here is his update video:

I tried to make a donation via PayPal, without success. I keep running into some glitch where I completely fill out the details they need, but it insists I’ve left a field incomplete. It doesn’t highlight or indicate in any way which field it might be, so….

I doubt David wants his address out on the Internet, but I hope to figure out some way to contact him to offer some financial help for both his immediate expenses and for his cat foundation.

Post 309: David’s heart’s doing fine for Valentine’s Day!

Here’s David’s latest update on how his recovery from major heart surgery is going:

Two weeks ago, David was handed a death sentence if he didn’t have immediate heart surgery, and today, well, you watched the video! Amazing, isn’t it?!

Post 304: Update on David and his recovery from heart surgery…

Here’s the update on David and his recovery from heart surgery:

There’s a short update on how his ginger cats, Zeus and Phoebe are doing, too!

Post 297: David’s heart is not so good.

I’ve subscribed to many YouTube accounts featuring cats over the years. One of my favorite’s is David’s Zeus & Phoebe’s Cat Sanctuary.

I suppose part of their appeal is the fact they are ginger cats. The late Louie was a ginger cat, and I think they are pretty, intelligent, entertaining, and just pretty darn wonderful cats. Watch any of the Zeus and Phoebe videos, and you’ll see what I mean.

Another part of these videos’ appeal is David, Zeus and Phoebe’s human. He not only makes long and interesting videos for people who love cats (guilty!), the videos are informative, often have useful recommendations for helping you give your cat or cats a better life. I like him and his very well-trained cats a lot.

Sadly, David learned late last week a bronchitis issue he’s had for a long time actually is misdiagnosed (or undiagnosed…?) congestive heart failure. David will die, his doctor told him, without major heart surgery, not the news someone who just had a 50th birthday wants to hear.

David entered the hospital this morning, February 3rd, and, if you’ve watched the video above, you learned he will have his very extensive heart surgery today to try to repair his broken heart. Prayers and thoughts for David, who has been on my mind since I watched his video yesterday announcing why he can’t post any new videos on either of his YouTube channels for at least three months…if everything works out.

As someone who has two cats, I try to imagine how I’d assure they have good care if I die or have major health issues that end my ability to have them around. That gave me concern about Phoebe and Zeus. How would David have the medical care he needs yet assure his little buddies get as much care and love as they get at home in Colorado?

David has family in a close-by state, it turns out. They will care for David’s cats as long as needed. I feel relieved for the cats that they are assured a happy future, regardless of David’s outcome. On the other hand, I hope and pray that future can be with David three months down the road.