Cookie Has a Snow Cone

tortie cat eating snow

Cookie has a snow cone!

Cookie enjoys a bit of snow from the top of the round pot at the foot of our deck steps. A snow cone!

The temperature finally rose above freezing so Cookie and I went outside in the sun. In her condition, she can’t regulate her body temperature so well and I’m always a little concerned for her little paws, and the rest of her as well.

She’s still a little shaky but she can make it up and down steps, slowly. I’m impressed that her tongue is nice and pink! But we had a nice visit to the yard and it really energized her.

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I’m One Tough Cookie

tortoiseshell cat on log

Cookie the Lioness.

Someone’s feeling better!

Cookie the Lioness is on her log in the wilderness and all is right with the world.

It’s just a short step up but considering she could barely walk the other day, this is an accomplishment. Cookie is surprised anyone would expect less. I wish I could have caught the full indignation of her green eyes, but it was so dark outside all day I just couldn’t focus before she looked down.

tortoiseshell cat looking out door

Cookie dreams of her back yard.

But we want to thank everyone for the good wishes since she’s been ill. We visited another veterinarian (my regular vet is out of town for the holiday) and had an exam and blood tests and have some new directions to take with her treatment. She’s responding well already and we haven’t even begun some of them.

The staff remarked how good she looked for 19. “I don’t know what a 19-year-old cat is supposed to look like, but I am not just any 19-year-old cat,” Cookie says. But even I had noticed I don’t see the somewhat milky, bluish dilated pupils and extreme striations in her eyes or the gaunt face I’ve seen on other cats her age. “I am a goddess, you remember,” she responds. Immortal, you mean? Sometimes Cookie just gets full of herself.

And even when we are back inside, dry and warmed up, we sit at the door and dream about being in the back yard.

Being slightly indisposed, Cookie apparently told Mewsette, her understudy, it was time to get to work and start monitoring me, and since yesterday morning Mewsette has been with me non-stop, very comforting and affectionate and purring, and all the black cats have been attentive as well.

But someone slipped up in my supervision and I had another little gall bladder attack yesterday…I was more concerned I might not be able to take care of Cookie! But I also didn’t get the chance to update on Cookie’s progress yesterday and we hope no one was worried.

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Who’ll Stop the Rain?

tortie cat on picnic table

Cookie's out in the early morning rain.

This walking in the rain stuff isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. The ground is all wet, the leaves are slippery, and there isn’t a spot of sun to sit in. But have you ever seen the rain comin’ down on a sunny day?

tortie cat steps up on the bench

Walking in the rain is no fun.

I stepped up on my log and onto the picnic table bench and all the way up on the table, and it’s just wet everywhere. Really, I just can’t stand the rain. Raindrops keep fallin’ on my head, and it’s so dark, it’s just like a rainy night in Georgia. If the rain was purple, or if there was some fire to go with the rain, that might be kind of cool.

But this has to clear up, nothing last forever, even cold November rain.

All I want is to sit on my picnic table and look at the yard, and I wonder, still I wonder, who’ll stop the rain? Not my mom. And I honestly think she’s putting words in my head because she’s singing in the rain and I just wish she’d stop! Now I’ll have these songs in my head all day!

tortie cat looking angry

Stop it with the songs AND the rain!

 

 

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Maple

dilute tortoiseshell cat in cat bed

Maple in the Woolies Bed.

Here is Maple a few years ago modeling a Woolies bed; she is now 17. I saw this lovely dilute tortoiseshell kitty tonight, and she seems to be holding her own. We’ll have to see how she does.

She belongs to the owners of My Three Cats & Co., Inc., my longest-standing customer for design and illustration. Over the years she has modeled many a product this company carries, happily trying out new toys and treats. She’s as sweet as she looks. Let’s wish her health and comfort, and her humans too.