Wednesday, January 25, 2006

This is my angel Crystal Elizabeth. Now she is on God's hands. I pray that my angel is happy. Posted by Picasa

She loved to be outside in the sun. Posted by Picasa

She loved her brother, Jamesie, more than he knows. Posted by Picasa

This one speaks for it's self. Posted by Picasa

She was beautiful, inside and out. Posted by Picasa

She always liked blankets. Posted by Picasa

This is my girl. Posted by Picasa


Hello. I am posting to tell you all that Crystal died today around 1:30 in the afternoon. Her body had begun to shut down causing seizures. We were able to spend about an hour with her. She was very thankful for all of your prayers and support. Although she did not recover, she was able to find peace and be happy. She went to God knowing that she was loved. That is what is important, that she was happy. We are all very sad and are grieving her loss. She was an amazing cat. So much personality and spunk. She was always there when you needed some comfort and love. She was truly a queen around here. When she came to live with us she became a part of the family, as well as a part of my heart, immediately. She was loving and affectionate, when she felt like it. She loved the sunshine and warm grass. She was not just my cat, she was my friend and companion. I pray that her life was happy and content, right up until the end, which was peaceful. I have shed many tears over this loss and I expect I will shed many more. She was special and everyone should know that. I hope that I have been able to allow you to see just how special she was by writing this blog. There will be no more entries except for some pictures that show Crystal as she truly was. So, I hope that you will join us by saying a small prayer for Crystal and letting her hear how much you care. Thank you, goodbye.

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

That is me on the pillow and Jamesie is on the bed. We always get on the bed while my mother is changing the sheets. Posted by Picasa

Why did she wake me up? Posted by Picasa

Vets Suck

My mother is posting a letter that I sent home with my family. I told her to post it and she better do it. I will check when I come home.

Anyway, I am at the veterinarian's office. I am very sick, I have kidney failure. I went to an emergency veterinarian first and they kept me over night. They have taken a lot of blood and umm... Well... My urine. They put plastic tubes in me so that I can pee, which makes my mother happy. Go figure, all I had to do was pee and she smiles with tears in her eyes and rubs my head while saying "You are such a good girl." They put an IV in my right arm and kind of made a cast around it. Then they wrapped it in pretty purple bandage so that it matches my collar. I am sick but pretty. That was very nice of them. My mother came and picked me up and I thought I was going home. My mother told me that I was still to sick to come home so they were "transferring" me to my regular veterinarian. I rode in the car all the way to the veterinarian on my mother's lap wrapped up in my second favorite blanket (I peed all over my favorite). They have poked and prodded me then they stabbed my with a needle and stole my blood. I never believed in vampires before, but I do now. I think they all live in Troutville, Virginia! So anyway, they told me that I have to stay here! I do not want to stay here by my self. If I have to stay Jamesie (brother) should have to stay too! You know, I actually miss him a lot. I am very lonely and I want to go home. Please understand, There are nice people here at the office, but I miss my family. Come to think of it, I am not sure if they are nice or not. They force feed me and wake me up all the time. Not to mention all the prodding and "looking" at me. That part really sucks. Then again, they are letting me sleep in an incubator. I love warm places, like my mothers arms. I guess that the people here are nice, but I miss my home. My grandmother brought me my stuffed mouse, my rabbit pillow, and my favorite towel. It is nice to have a part of my home with me, but it just is not the same.

That is about all I can tell you about what is going on. My mother told me that Oreo asked for prayers for me and I want to say thank you for them. I feel like I am all alone but it helps to know that everyone cares. I will send more information when it happens. For now, know that I am trying to get better and have promised my mother that I would be pleasant (no biting, spitting, clawing, running away, or hiding) to all of the staff here. TTYL Bless be.

Crystal is not at home

I am very sorry to have to tell everyone that Crystal will not be posting this week. She is very sick and is at the veterinarian's office. She has been diagnosed with kidney failure and she is trying her best to recover. There hasn't been much change in her condition since she got sick on Sunday. If there is any change I will post and let you know. Please send all of the love and prayers that you can to my girl. She is lonely and scared because she is away from home. We will be visiting in the morning and will pass along the messages that you all have sent. Thank you for the support.

Crystal's Mother,

Thursday, January 12, 2006

No way 2

This is the other way. See? I am shaking my head. Posted by Picasa

No way

You have to look at this picture and the next one together. I am shaking my head No. This is my answer to the question of more pictures. Posted by Picasa

This is how she found me

I was sleeping, until she woke me up! Posted by Picasa

Sleeping is important

I am so confused. I am not sure if I should be mad or happy or just sleepy. Let me explain and you can decide for yourself. I admit that am sleeping a lot because I am not as young as I used to be. So my mother wants pictures of me and gets the bright idea to come and wake me up! How dare she. Right?

So I look cute for her but do you think that one was enough? Oh no she keeps me awake for a long time. I show her how patient I can be by standing still and letting her photograph me. More and more shots she takes till finally she rubs my head and say are you sleepy my girl? Well, duh. You woke me up. So I am sitting there and she laid down on the bed and made a spot for me. She hugged me and said thanks then we went back to sleep. So, what do you think. I am going to go with sleepy. That is my normal state. Thank you for listening. Bless be.

Monday, January 09, 2006

Belated for the oldest!

It occurred to me as I wrote the birthday message for Steven that my blog was created after his brother's birthday. I wanted to send belated birthday wishes to Jeremy, my human cousin who turned twelve on October 7, 2005. All the love and prayers for you Jeremy! We hope that you have a wonderful year as a PRE teen. Take the time and enjoy your self. Do not rush through this year because you want to be a "teen". You will have plenty of time for that after it happens! Have some fun and be a kid. Then you can appreciate the time when you have grown up. Hoping and praying to see you all soon. Tell everyone Hi! Kisses and love for all three of the little terrors that are my cousins! Bless be.

Steven is ten!

We all wanted to send a great big loving HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my cousin Steven! We have a lot of holidays right in a row in this family, but birthdays are always special. Steven is very special to us! He is a blessing who was given to this family today from God. Thank you for that day and the many happy days that have followed. We love you cousin, never forget. May you have a wonderful, happy day today. We will see you soon and give you great big kitty licks to show that we missed you on your birthday. Have a great day sweetie, love us all. Bless be.

Thursday, December 29, 2005

Sniff sniff

Ha-ha. That is my brother! I did not cut off his head in the picture. He was trying to sniff the camera. I just thought it was funny and that I would share! He can be such a pain, but I love him anyway. Have a great day! Bless be.

Secret Paw

I have had a very good day today! First, my mother dropped a chicken nugget (my favorite) on the floor and then I got a present! I got a secret paw gift! I am very pleased with what I received. It is a mouse that is weighed down a little (just so I do not have to chase it as far) with a long tail that has a ball with catnip in it attached to the end.

This is such a smart idea! I bet the cat that invented this toy has made so much catnip, he must be rolling in it. I also received a bag of “yummy chummies” and a bag of cat treats. Sorry, no pictures. They are in a shiny bag, the glare made it look like a lightbulb! Anyway, my mother gave us some of both and they don’t call them yummy for nothing! I was kind enough to share all of my gifts with my brother Jamesie, on the condition that I could share his. We made a wonderful bargain! We are very thankful to both of our secret paws and wish everyone a joyous season! Thank you to my secret paw, Charlie and Pandora! Bless be!

Thursday, December 22, 2005

Mice in the house

What did I tell you? Jamesie and his poor mouse killing skills have shown themselves to be outrageous. We had not one, not two, but three mice in my house. My mother bought this no kill mousetrap and there were three of them in the trap today. I could not believe my eyes! Three invaders in my space.

While my mother was getting her coat on to go free the little invaders I was looking through the top on the trap telling them not to come back! Why in the world she lets them go I will never know. They might just come back! Although she does take them down to the barn (no animals, just empty) so that they are less likely to hike back up to the house. I say when you need a trap just go snap! No need to walk them anywhere just dispose of it and that is all. I am glad they are gone, one-way or the other. I like to prowl my house without running into strangers! Bless be.

The heat is on

I have wonderful news the weather is getting colder. This means that my humans will turn on the heat. I like to spend my days lying beside the heater feeling all warm inside while I sleep. I supervised my mother when she got the heater out. It is one of the portable ones you use if it isn’t to cold. So got it out and plugged it up. I was right there. Why would I be anywhere else? I am warm and happy while I lay there. That is what I call kitty heaven. The only dark spot on my world of warmth is my brother. He is a pain in the tail! He will run down the hall at me as fast as he can go and attack me! He never hurts me but I mean I was SLEEPING. Just because he is up and wants to play does not mean that I do. I object to being housed with such a beast. Maybe I can talk my mother into a tranquilizer for him. Bless be.

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Moved things, why?

It is snowing and icing here in Virginia. We are experiencing a cold week. I love it! I am happy right where I am. My mother has been cleaning and she moved my things. (Insert kitty sigh) I have asked her repeatedly not to move my things. It makes everything different. I have to walk around and get the feel of own home back. I get no respect. She did turn on all of the other heat so I will only punish her a little. A small lick on her ear from my sandpaper tongue or maybe I will jump up on top of her while she is asleep. That should teach her a lesson. Then I will allow her to apologize by rubbing me and cuddling me while I sleep. Hum… that sounds wonderful. I will have to try to see if she will fall for that. I will let you know. Bless be.