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Re: That Schmoo, he is one tough kitty fighter

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Tuesday report: Thank you, friends, for your kind words on this thread and how you like to come to read it, and how you feel safe to come here when a beloved furry (or human!) one needs prayer...or you need help with a pet...or just because you still like reading stories about the remarkable Schmoo. It means a lot to this old cat momma that you find inspiration, fun and kindred spirits on this thread. I owe you pics of some new cat pendants DH bought me that capture different personality traits of the Schmoo . . . to come this weekend. Also, the Kitty Sitter is hanging in there, but life in h... Continue Reading

 

Re: That Schmoo, he is one tough kitty fighter

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Monday report: After some nasty storms last night, we were rewarded today with cool temps (for July, anyway) of 80 degrees and almost no humidity. I had good hair for the first time in months! I used to show many photos of Schmoo administering "Prairie Justice," which as many of you know is when he would pounce on a catnip bag or his plastic rat and thrash it (ideally, he'd carry it to a loose grocery bag, deposit the suspect onto it, then thrash the whole mess). He started doing this after he was diagnosed with heart failure. It seemed like his way of kicking heart failure to the curb, and w... Continue Reading

 

Re: That Schmoo, he is one tough kitty fighter

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Sunday report: Thanks for your kind words on the post re: "Schmoo's watchful eye" on me. Today I was trying to catch up on some loose ends ... and of course didn't get as much done as I would have liked. But then again, I didn't have my disciplinarians with me. Whenever I had a writing deadline, Schmoo and SophSoph knew it. They'd all pile in to the desktop beds, hemmed in on either side of the computer keyboard, as if supervising me. They didn't want my lollygagging. They, of course, had no such constraints ... so I endured frequent interruptions -- from them walking back and forth o... Continue Reading

 

Re: That Schmoo, he is one tough kitty fighter

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Saturday report: I geared myself up recently to put to paper some of the tougher parts of Schmoo's illness. As I reviewed many of the posts here, and my own journal entries, I returned to the theme of me watching Schmoo like a hawk for any change, large or small, that might indicate a problem. We've all been there: staring at a beloved furry one who is sick, monitoring all sorts of signs to make sure we give them the best care. Many times I've joked here on the forum that Schmoo would try to avoid my hovering; even the Kitty Sitter quipped, "He's probably thinking, 'get out of the house and q... Continue Reading

 

Re: That Schmoo, he is one tough kitty fighter

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Friday report: Glad to hear from SLH -- we've missed you and send prayers for your beloved father's health. We hope Beauty Junkie's feeling better, too. The Kitty Sitter picks up Kiki-Girl's ashes tonight, and she said she'll need a friend this weekend because it will be another blow -- although she's happier to have Kiki back at home. We've had each other's backs on this Schmoo forum, brought together by a highly spirited fighter kitty. Through good and bad, thick and thin, tough and tougher, friends stick. The Clan of Schmoo sticks. Just like a couple of my favorite felines not so long ... Continue Reading

 

Re: That Schmoo, he is one tough kitty fighter

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Thursday report: Normally we have a host of bunnies chomping the grass in our backyard, as we live near a wooded area. Recently we've noticed the bunnies (and birds, Schmoo's arch-nemesis species) have been joined by some squirrels. Early this morning I opened the blinds over our sliding door to the back deck and surveyed the backyard. It looked the United Nations of the animal kingdom: a half dozen bunnies, birds and squirrels chomping on their morning snicky-snacks with a big woodchuck wandering along the border of the far woods -- all peacefully sharing the yard. A few minutes later as I a... Continue Reading

 

Re: That Schmoo, he is one tough kitty fighter

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Wednesday report: Thanks to Tissyanne and Beauty Junkie for wonderful reports on what your kitties have taught you over the years....I wish they were my kitties, too! Today's report is a simple dedication to Beauty Junkie, who is having a rough time after an Orencia injection. We know you love all parts of the Schmoo, but let's face it, you love those Schmoo Man Hands the best...so this photo is a little pick-me-up for you. Get a load of these mitts . . . no one would say he had "petite" paws: Continue Reading

 
 

Re: That Schmoo, he is one tough kitty fighter

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Tuesday report: Prayers and good wishes to everyone hurting (furbabies included) that matters look up soon. In talking with the Kitty Sitter as she negotiates the grief-storm of losing Kiki (it's 1 week, today), I said to her that all of our pets are true gifts in the sense that they become our teachers. The show us how to master all the little details that go into taking care of a loved furry one -- whether that's as simple as providing them with a proper diet or as complex as administering injectable medications into the muscle. As I said to her, her first kitty, Koko-Girl, taught her how t... Continue Reading

 

Re: That Schmoo, he is one tough kitty fighter

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Monday report: Matty 6 (Anna) and Shop Till You Drop, I've passed your posts in sympathy to the Kitty Sitter over the loss of her Kiki-Girl to her...I know she will appreciate you taking the time to post when you're both going through emotionally trying times yourselves. She's struggling and it helps her to know that others are thinking of her and her kitty -- and that you've been there, too. There's a lot of global strife going on in the news lately, which leads me to today's Schmoo Tale. Many times I sneaked up on Schmoo and snapped photos because he seemed so mesmerized with something o... Continue Reading

 
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