Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Cookie Reports

Cookie on Wednesday: I'm giving a bit of an update --

All of your purrs, purrayers and good thoughts have been working for me - a big THANK YOU!! Even though I am still without sight, I'm a much happier mancat. Confusion is now being replaced with routines and I can find things better. Mombean helped me figure out how to get in and out of my 'room' (the giant-sized woofie crate) . It has a lip on the front about 4 inches high, so mombean left the door open and put my front paws up over it onto the floor outside and left my hind paws inside it, and I went out like this a few times. Now that I know I am not going to fall of a cliff, I go in and out on my own now, which is good 'cause that's where my things are.

Mike comes in and hangs out wif me, just like old times, but he has a habit of helping himself to my snacks. I got lots of those and mombean says I have even put on some weight. She and da vet worried I wasn't eating and drinking enough - ha! That stinky goodness I get sure is yummy.

I'll update if I have more news to share and once again thanks so much for your support, it has meant a lot to all of us!! The CB is so caring.

Cookie: I'm much calmer today. Yep, that means that I wasn't when I woke up at the vet hospital and couldn't see anything. Since I can't see to get around, I need a safe place to stay when no one is around to help me, like at night.

At first I fought being my new 'room'. I tipped over my water dish and then walked through my litter box, of course I shook my paws. Mom said I was messy, the wet litter makes a kind of mud which dries like cement.

Mombean had to put me in a tub with a couple of inches of water. Yuck.

That was okay because I couldn't really clean my feet with all that litter clay on them.

Then she had to clean the tub.

My beans got me a new kind of litter called silica crystals.

I tried walking on it and it sounds crunchy and feels strange, but I'm getting used to it. I can't make as much mess with it - oh well, fun while it lasted. Even though it is low, I am still sometimes missing the box. My new 'room' is such a nuisance.

My favorite thing to do though is get comfortable in my new bed, which is in 'my' our office and guide mombean through our blog posts when I know she is at the computer.

As you can see I take frequent snooze breaks. These pictures show I have no tail, that is because I am also a cancer survivor and have had my tail tumor removed a year and a half ago. That adjustment wasn't as hard as this one is.

Hope everyone is having a good day.


Cheysuli and gemini said...

Cookie, we are glad you are home and doing as well as you are. What a sweetie you are!

Kwee Cats said...

Oh Cookie, you have been through so much. We are so inspired by you. We don't think we'd be anywhere near as sweet and brave if we were going through what you are right now. We're keeping the purrs coming for you, Sweetheart.
(((hugs))) kitty-kisses, and nosebumps

Clooney said...

Dear Cookie,

You are a very brave sweet kitty and we are glad you are feeling calmer and that you are back at home. We will purr our hardest for you to get your sight back. Good thoughts to you Cookie.

Everycat said...

Cookie you are a brave lad and we know that you will adapt to this loss of sight. It takes a little while but it looks like you are doing ok. We wondered if a heavy water bowl, like dogs use would be helpful as that type can't be knocked over? Things will get easier for you, you are safe at home now

Love and purrs from
Gerry & Oliver

Marg said...

Cookie, you poor thing. You sure are a good boy to be so brave about all your troubles. We are sending tons and tons of purrs and we have instructed our donkeys to cross their hooves for you to be all better and really soon too. You sure are a pretty kitty. We love your colors. Have a better day.

Fuzzy Tales said...

Oh, Cookie, we can only imagine how scary this is for you. We're continuing to send our purrs and purrayers.

*Kitty kisses*

Brian said...

Calm is good sweet Cookie. That noise you hear is my sister and I sending you mega-purrs.

Junior and Orion said...

Well, you have certainly been thru some stuff haven't you Cookie? We are purring and purring for you and for your sight to return. In the mean time, be sure to tell your people not to move stuff around. You know where stuff is, and you will remember as you start walking around. Hang in there!!!!

Katnip Lounge said...

Hang in there, Cookie! It might take a little time, but you'll be getting around soon, and we're still purring that you get your sight back. Your Mom loves you so stick close and you'll be OK.

Ginger Jasper said...

I am so glad you feeling better and I am sure with mums loving heelp you wwill get around fine.. Hugs GJ xx

Daisy said...

Oh Cookie, you are such a brave boy! At the shelter my Mommeh used to volunteer at, there was a kitty who had a bad anesthesia reaction and could not see, hear or barely move afterwards. The vet said to wait 2-3 weeks because it can take the brain a while to recover. That kitty did get significantly better over time. I hope you might still regain some of your sight!

Tillie and Georgia said...

Gee Cookie, we are sorry you had to have a bath :o
Bet you feel better though ;) We are happy that you hang around with your Mom. That will make you feel safe. That bed... that will make you feel comfy :) heehee

Purrs Tillie and Georgia

ABBY said...

Oh Cookie
You are so brave and we stand in awe of your grace and determination to get better. WE know that things will calm down once you become accustomed to your new circumstances. WE will keep you in our purrs.

Pee Sss
Being tailless is a good thing!

Athena said...

Oh, Cookie, you are so brave. Kit and I are purring so hard for you.

The Lee County Clowder said...

Hang in there, Cookie. If wors comes to worst, you will adjust. Kitties are tough critters.

Lisa and Baby said...

We want to be sure and thank you for leaving kind words upon Jack's passing over the Rainbow Bridge. Our cat and cat-loving friends are helping us immensely in recovering from the loss. Baby has deeply grieved, but is doing much better with right attention and love.

Gattina said...

Poor Cookie I just read what happened to you ! That's real strange loosing view because of teeth cleaning ? Do you have diabetis. Hope your view gets back ! until then it's better you stay in safe place you look so comfy on your new bed !

Brian said...

I sure am happy to hear an update from you sweet Cookie, we're all sending you purrs and thinking about you!

ArtemisiaFSS said...

Cookie, you are very brave. We are so sorry you are having to go through this. We are sending purrs of comfort while you adjust to this new challenge.

Junior and Orion said...

We are so glad to read that a few things are getting easier for you Cookie! We are still purring for you!

Furkidsmom said...

Thanks for the update. We're glad you are making a new routine and doing so well.

The Florida Furkids and Angel Sniffie

Amanda said...

Oh Cookie, I just got caught up with your blog and now I'll be thinking about you and checking back to see if you make any improvements. You are a brave kitty and I'm glad you have such good people to take care of you.
~ Amanda & Tobi

SuziQCat said...

Cookie we are glad you are home and adjusting to your lack of sight. We are still purring that it will return to you. Hang in there friend.

~Four Crazy Cats

The Lee County Clowder said...

Just checking in. Glad to hear Cookie is adjusting.