Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Wonderful Wednesday

Good afternoon to all of our friends, both old and new!  We are all doing well in hot, hot, hot Kentucky! It is so hot that we don't even want to lay on mom when she is home. And if you believe that we have a bridge we would like to sell to you!

Lily is adjusting to her blindness. She tends to stay in the family room and kitchen. There is a bed that is in a corner under a table. That is her spot to sleep. She seems to feel safe there and we leave her alone. She still sleeps in the recliners, too. Mom has been putting drops in Lily's eyes twice a day. That is for the glaucoma she has. Mom has to take Lily back to the ophthalmologist on August 3rd.  We will share more information when we have it.

Mom is slowly cleaning out closets. There is too much stuff in the house and mom said it has to go. If she hasn't used it or worn it in the past two years then it is going out. Eventually she wants to have a room cleaned out and set up for her arts and crafts things; a place where she can close the door and work without being snoopervised by us. We don't know how we feel about that! Some of us like to be helpful and make sure mom is doing a good job!

We hope all of you are well and staying cool during this hot summer!

Clarissa & Co.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Lily Rose Could Use Some Purrs & Prayers

My sisfur, Lily Rose, could use some purrs, prayers, and healing thoughts. Her eyes have clouded over and she can no longer see (or see very little). Mom took her to the vet on Saturday. Mom was told she has glaucoma and cataracts. She is now getting eye drops twice a day for the glaucoma. Lily will have a follow up visit with Dr. Tolar on August 3rd.

Other than Lily's eye issue, her health is good. She weighs a healthy 11 lbs. Her heart and lungs are strong. At age 14 she's doing well. Lily is learning to adapt. She knows where her food and water are located, and she knows where the litter boxes are. She no longer get on the cat trees, but she does jump up into the recliners to sleep (or she will sleep in one of the cat beds that are on the floor). The only big change we've noticed is she wants to spend more time in mom's lap. We think she feels more comfortable and safe there. Lily will sometimes walk right up to a wall before she knows it is there, but she hasn't run into them. At her age, mom is not going to have Lily's cataracts removed. Now if she starts having pain or worse issues, she will do what it takes to help relieve that. Lily is also deaf in one ear, so we are trying to be careful and not sneak up on her.

In other news, we have had too much rain and boomers around here. And when it isn't raining and storming it is just too darned hot! Mom has wanted to go swimming a few times but it never seems to work out for her. We hope everyone who is in the boomer range is staying safe! We would gladly share some of this rain with southern California if we could!

Take care!

Clarissa & Co.