My Purrfect Minnie

the Circle of Life

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I remember that day she literally sit up on her quilt in the bathtub.Since her stroke on February 7th 2018,it was the safest spot for her.

I should have gotten a photo in hide-sight.It was so memorable.

Going through grief for my beloved Minnie.
Thinking too much, knowing what was inevitable.

I am doing some research.

On the evening of the 6 th of March Minnie lay very still, she made no attempts at her pretend running, she had no odor about her.
She smelled sweet as always when I held her in death the following afternoon.
Right eye open; the left frozen in a wink of sorts as that was the side she was laying on. She passed peacefully in the home she had known since 2005.

In my research I read:

“Later, while interviewing a psychiatrist about complicated grief, she comments that people “often have an easier time” when the dying is slow, when you watch your beloved animal slowly disintegrate. In a sense, she says, the mourning begins before death knocks on the door, when someone is dead before they’re truly dead.”

Source:
https://longreads.com/2017/11/01/how-much-is-too-much-to-save-a-dying-cat/

In hide-sight she slept all day and wandered howling and confused at night.
She ate constantly and still wanted more. She lost more weight very quickly.
She had gotten her bowels straight after so many years of the IBS stress China brought upon her.
She sit and stared at her water bowl,or laid next to the frog fountain in awe of the trickling waterfall cascading down.

She no longer sought out lap time and would let me hold her but soon became agitated.

It was as if she was getting me used to the fact that she was leaving me.

After her stroke when she could no longer walk, she allowed me to care for her. She still snuggled her head in the palm of my hand and suckled my neck like old times.

I will remember my precious Minnie as my purrfect feline.
The one that threw up in the litter box, never on the floor.
The one that was never sick except once with a URI.
The one who always came when I called her name.
The unconditional love she gave.
I will be loving her always.

Adopted at 11 months of age January 7th 2004- Rainbow Bridge March 7th 2018 (Age 15 Years)

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90 Days Epclusa


I have started a VLOG of my feelings on this treatment. It is the only pill I take now. I also will be mentioning my 15 year precious feline Minnie that had a seizure on the 7 th of February.I am caring for her as a newborn since she has lost all mobility in regards to walking and doing for herself.

If Minnie Cat Could talk

Will your heart hold on with my love?  Will it keep on beating as you lay a top my chest.


My Minnie, My love

Will your heart hold on with my love?  Will it keep on beating as you lay a top my chest.

Your purr sounding so purr-fect

I am thankful for each purr and meow you greet me with.

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Minnie says:

If I could talk.

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I would tell my purr~son how much I dearly love her. I would thank her for her kind and compassionate heart. Her unconditional loving care since the day she adopted me in 2004.

I was 11 months old and had been at the shelter here in Key West. I was rescued off the street at 4 months with  a belly full of kitties.

I would have been a great mama.

I will be 15 on Valentines Day.

 

This past few years I have slowed down.

I know the bridge they speak of with the Rainbows is getting closer for me. I have no canines now, my eyes have brown specks and I don’t hear as well as I once did. I move much slower and appreciate my purr-son taking the frame off her bed so I can still get up easier.

I love sleeping beside her. I have always been a lap cat. Lately I just find a good napping spot. I know she misses my cuddles and purrs, but in my own way I am preparing her for future days that will eventually  come.

Mama knows I am a sweetheart.

I never bit her even when I had teeth, not once. I never  left my home to venture outdoors. I think I may be the only cat that is actually so fastidious I go to the litter box to throw up any hair balls.

That makes me really special, I know I am.

They say on the other side of Rainbow Bridge I will see my favorite mate Shy. I sure do miss him and the way he cleaned my ears. Mama does that now.

I will be as I was as a kitten full of imagination and vigor.

I never did do much meowing unless I am hungry. I know I make this  endearing hum, no word for it.

Then of course my Moto Purr which comes out of the blue, especially sleeping at my purr-son’s side or getting  my daily massage.

I always wag my tail high in the air and I am stealth as cats come.

My purr-son calls me her rattle tail.

Of course she occasionally calls me Minnie Garbo, Minnie Muffin, Minnie Penny.

Such sweet names for me.

In 2011 my Purr-son took in a stranger.

Her name is China and she was a mere 12 weeks old. Needless to say this cat hated me and I her. I suffered from bullying and the torture of IBS runnies for many years.

We still do not bond like Shy and me but we do walk past each other without trying to kill the other.

I am and always will be the Queen.

I have never eaten any of your birds like when China ate the Blue parakeet.

I love you.

I love Chibi the hamster too.

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We’ve been so close, we two, these years, Don’t let your heart hold tears.

When I cross the Rainbow’s Bridge; SMILE, FOR WE WALKED TOGETHER FOR AWHILE

Be Like a CAT

Human have lots to learn from our pets.

They live life in the present, no drama, no muss, and no fuss.

Maybe some fuss but completely on their terms.

That is because animals don’t care what others think about them.

They spontaneously do what makes them happy at that very moment, eat when they are hungry, sleep anywhere at any time, and ask when they want affection. all the “coulds”, “shoulds”, and “what ifs” don’t exist.

Take time to enjoy some sunbeams.

Be finicky. Why eat something unless you are 100% positive you are going to enjoy it?

Take lots of naps.

Don’t hold grudges.

In multi-cat households, smack downs happen all the time, but just a little while later, there we are on the bed, curled up together.

Why is it so hard for humans to do that?

Don’t dwell on illness. We cats rarely let on when we are feeling unwell, unless it is something important. That’s because we know it’s boring to complain endlessly about minor aches and pains.

Groom frequently, but do it for the right reasons. When we cats bathe ourselves, we aren’t trying to impress anyone. We are doing it for the sheer pleasure of looking good.

Stretch! It keeps you supple and limber. You may not need to sleep curled up into a little ball, but wouldn’t it be nice to be able to if you ever had the desire?

Sleep as much as humanly possible.

Relax and find a way to be comfortable at all times.

Groom several times a day by taking frequent showers, shaving and brushing your hair.

Play regularly.

Make others work hard to become your friend.

To act like a cat in the attitude department, don’t be overly nice to everyone you meet, but instead make them work a bit to prove themselves before you allow them into your life.

Cats spend their days sleeping,washing,eating

They have no trouble asking for what they want

They will use you as furniture if they feel like it;

and if you get in the way,you’ll get washed too with their remarkable tongues

Take care of yourself like a Cat

Get enough sleep

Eat when you feel like it

Wash yourself carefully and with deliberation

Ask for what you need

If you don’t want to be with people, hide from them

A Little Self-Absorption is good once in awhile

Perfect Feline Deserves Perfect Food


I have been on a mission to find a healthy choice for my oldest cat Minnie. She was a petite cat at 11 months when I adopted her. Very few health incidents other than a fairly bad Upper respiratory infection a few years ago. She has lost all her large canine teeth.

Minnie will be 13 in February. She’s my heart.

 

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Adoption Day (11 Months old Feb 2004)

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Before China she was getting Fat (2011)

 

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Minnie at 12 years of age

China, my youngest having found at my door step 4 years ago is a very robust, beautiful coat and literally will eat anything she finds. She especially likes dust bunnies Smile

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China at 4 years of age

The problems with Minnie started around the same time as China’s arrival. Stress related IBS.

Can you imagine having the runnies every day for all these years?

I have been keeping a journal on my mission.

She seems much improved.

 

No wet food for three days and I notice with just the Science diet for sensitive stomachs she has less runnies and not as many crying scenes nor vomiting.

Than I read that it is one of the worse foods for a cat.
So my research is back in full swing.

Anything that will help my Minnie.

I tend to favor products that are made in our country (USA)

 

8:56 AM 10/23/2015
Vomited this am.
Feeding more often but less at each feeding.

2:25 AM 10/25/2015
Pudding Plop Puddles =   Runnies and crying

She is very fastidious and never leaves any messes for me to clean up.

EXCEPT IN THE LITTER BOX

7:28 PM 11/2/2015
Minnie seems to be doing a bit better, she still weighs barely 10 pounds.

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She loves the Natures Variety.

Licks the bowl clean and isn’t demanding to be fed constantly.

The BEST Canned Foods for your Cat

Top brands that I use include

Weruva

Tiki Cat – the kinds with NO FISH

Pure Vita

Hound and Gatos

Soulistic, some grain free Wellness and some Merrick Pate Perfect Bistro.

Please note that not all of these are carrageenan free, and most have BPA in the can linings.

This is my  go too when funds do not allow the quality foods I have starred here

Fancy Feast Classic

 

Sheba Pates

 

Nature’s Logic – All canned formulas

*Nature’s Variety – All “Instinct” formulas

From “Four Star” Grain-Free

Newman’s Own Organics Grain-Free Canned Cat Food – All “grain-free” varieties
Note: The “Newman’s Own Organics” non grain-free formulas DO have both carrageenan and guar gum

Weruva – Cat’s In The Kitchen pouches
*Party Animal Organics “Tom Cat Turkey Recipe

Cat Obsession


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It’s easy to see why someone as obsessed with cats, music, art, dancing and drumming feels drawn to Bast.

“Are cats lazy? Well, more power to them if they are. Which one of us has not entertained the dream of doing just as he likes, when and how he likes, and as much as he likes?”
–Fernand Mery

“It is easy to see why Bast the Cat Goddess has been associated with pleasure, music and dancing for millennium. Just think of your own sensual, comfort-seeking cat who loves to be stroked and petted, gets tipsy on catnip and can often be found curled up in the coolest places in the house! Cats also love to play, their graceful movements resembling lighthearted dancing with their purring as musical accompaniment. Bast offers to teach us to refuse to take things too seriously, to luxuriate in our grace and sensuality, and to never waste our energy.”

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Thoughts on a Special Day

Today (Heart Day) Minnie  will be 11 years old. I adopted her in January 2004 , two months after Master Purrby (1994 – 2003) went to Rainbow bridge.

The Cat that listens

When I say”Come, Minnie” she appears in moments

If I say “Are you hungry” she says “meow”

I say “Let’s Go” she “meows” and meets me in the kitchen.

She sprawls her fluffy self over the center of my chest and lays still

Our hearts beat together and feelings of contentment wash over me

She hums her perfect purr.
© Cynthia Martz 2014

Her adoption picture 2004

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Today 2/14/14

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Heart Day Pies and a Full Moon too

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