Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Introducing FrankenKitty... formally known as Ivy


Ivy as a showgirl - compliments of Noley

Ivy with her hat

Frankenkitty

Ten years ago this coming August, Linjit brought home the cutest little ball of puff. She was soooo small and so young that she fit in the palm of my hand. She was too small to eat on her own and required around the clock bottle feeding and uh potty stimulation (yes it was that intimate). The good news for little puff ball that I was on bed rest rest with the Yahoos and had all the time in the world to be her surrogate Momma Kitty. Well over the past ten years IVY has become a fixture in our house and thinks of herself as one of us. While she may look like a cat, in her mind she is just another one of the kids.
Two weeks ago she got very sick. I took her to the Vet and discovered that underneath all of that fur she had a nasty bite of some type. We drained her and thought we were done. Two days ago while picking her up to give her antibiotics, I discovered she has literally split at the seems. Her skin started to rot when the infection had pooled in her stomach and hind area. She looked like she escaped from the traveling "our bodies exposed" exhibit. She did not appear to be bothered by the fact that she had two massive areas on her body that was missing fur, skin and exposed straight on muscle.
I took her to the vet immediately. They said it was one of the worst cases they had seen and was not sure there would be enough skin to sew her back up.
Well, the folks as Bradshaw Vet Clinic in Elk Grove did a great job. IVY is the proud recipient of a new hiney with her butt life and abdominoplasty. While she looks like a five year old cat now....sans fur that is. She is still not out of the woods, but with some prayers and lots of drugs she will be okay.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Oh mY sIx moNthS AlreaDy?


Boy does time fly...it has been six months since we first met this Charming Young Man. He has gone in just a short amount of time from being the only child in his kindergarten class that did not speak or read English to be one of the top five students in reading, writing and math. Now that is a testament to intense English immersion for kids in school if I ever heard of one. While definitely NOT politically correct...it WORKS!
video

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Life lessons for six year olds...





Happy Birthday #6 MeiMei. Little bunny FuFu had another lifetime moment this week on the morning of her birthday...and it went like this.
MeiMei:(7:05am) Mom, is today my birthday?
Me: Yes, sweetheart. Today is your birthday.
MeiMei: Am I six this morning?
Me: Yes, FuFu you are 6 this morning and each morning for the next 364 days.
MeiMei: But Mom, something is wrong?
Me: What is wrong?
MeiMei: I do not feel any older. I do not feel six. I feel the same as I did when I was five.
Me: Yep honey, that is how you feel when you get older...each year when my birthday comes, I still feel like I am 38.

And now for the cake... So what do you get when you have a nine year old that is obsessed with cake shows on the cooking channel? Uh you get FuFu's birthday cake that's what. So you ask what is it? Uhhhh I do not know...but if you turn it upside down it could be used as a weapon.