Wednesday, June 6, 2007

the lady at the grocery store

there's a big blessing going to the lady at the grocery store who gave mama one of the jars of baby food that she was buying for her kitty. i've been hungrily lapping at the plate for about 10 minutes. i'm pretty sure mama will give me more if i want.

mama here...suz has had the diagnosis of kidney failure for nearly a year. the doctor recommended the kidney diet, and she refused to eat it. i wasn't willing to force her as she's already so tiny, and i wasn't sure she'd survive the wait. so i've fed her what she's wanted to eat. for the most part she's done well, but like i mentioned earlier, she's been sliding and i've been watching it.

when i got home, though, she met me at the door, rubbed my ankles and asked for something to eat. that seems like a good step!

thank you sooooo much for the purrs...i know they help. it's been good to feel them swirling around us today.

know that you--each of you--is well-loved by us!

a little update: suz ate half of a 2.5 oz jar of chicken baby food! i gave her a little and she licked the bowl clean, so i gave her some more and she ate that too. she walked away licking her lips.

44 comments:

Phoebe said...

Dear Suzanne, I'm glad that you are feeling a little better today. I'll bet that baby food is good for you because it has lots of water in it.

Karen Jo said...

Suzanne, I am also glad that you are feeling a little better. Eat and rest and continue to improve. I'm sending you some {{{hugs}}} and praying for you.

Marilyn MonREOW said...

Oh, dear Suz, I'm sooooo glad you're feeling better -- the baby food sounds very good for you, and please eat and drink as much as you can. Know that I'm sending lots and lots of love and non-stop purrs.

Chairman Mao said...

Yay, Suz, I'm glad you're feelin' better -- take care of yer sweet self and eat and rest and get lotsa lovies from your wonderful momma. We Ballicai are purrin' and purrin' for you.

Love and gentle kittyhugs,

MaoMao and the Ballicai

Marie the Defender said...

Go Suz Go! We are so glad you are feeling better...and we hope it'll stay that way for a long time to come!

Marilyn MonREOW said...

Yay, just read your update, Suz -- I am so glad you ate the baby food! And licking your lips, too *smile*. I am so happy! Keep getting better!

Jeter and Mickey said...

Dear Suzanne,
Jeter and I are purring and purraying for you. We hope that you are feeling much better.
Baby food is great! Eat up girl!
Love--Mickey

Grr, Midnight & Cocoa said...

YAY! we're furry glad you've got your appetite back. keep eating and drinking and cuddling your mom so she won't worry. we're purring and praying lots that you'll continue to feel better and better.

Tina T-P said...

Hi Suz - We are so glad that you are feeling better. Chicken baby food - sounds yummy. You keep getting better, we're just getting to know you! T.

Zoey and the furballs (the Zoo Crew) said...

Zoey's mom: Thank the Lord for baby food. That's very good news that Suzanne wanted to eat. Zoey has gotten so finicky about the only thing that she'll eat is Temptations, and then only beef ones. We know we're supposed to only feed her the KD but won't eat it. She won't eat anything the vet wants her to eat, so like you, we've given her anything she'll eat, even if it's just Temptations.

Miss Peach>(^,^) said...

Oh my sweet sister Suz! All day my purrrs have been flying north to you...I'm still in my frying pan but just came in to et a few bite out of my FF and a few crunchies. Mommy might get me some Baby fud too since you seem to like it. I am glad to try anything new ONCE MOL! Last night mommy wayed me and I just tipped at 5 pounds. Oh well, I say live each day to the fullest as it is a precious gifty from the Lord.
I love you so much as so many of us kitties do. What a wonderful world it is that we can be so furrrry closely connected here in these little black boxeswhere all of our furrry furrrends live
>(^,^)<

Skeezix the Cat said...

Suzanne, I'm vary vary happy yer doing a littul better. I LOVE baby food! Rocky got it win he got sik last week, and now it's all we'll eet! Try the turkey!

Oscar the Puppy Cat said...

Hello little one. I'm sorry that I wasn't around yesterday. My Mommy took the kids swimming and they were gone ALL day! I couldn't use the computer. I feel like I'm missing so much with you and Peach but please know that you're my dear sweet daughters and I love you very much. My Mommy wants to know your snail mail address. Would you have your Mommy email my Mommy?
triskart@hotmail.com Her name is Kim

I love you!
Daddy

Parker said...

Goodie! Keep eating and feeling better and I'll keep praying!
Purrs Suz and a big smooch and hug!

Daisy said...

Oh, Suzanne, I am glad you are doing better today. I hope you keep eating and eating and feeling better each day. I am going to keep you in my purrs.

Emma's Kat said...

You will be in our thoughts and purrayers definately Suzanne! I'm glad to hear you are eating some of the baby food. Get some rest today and feel better soon!

The Meezers said...

Suzanne, keep eating the baby food - it's good for you and will make you stronger.

we is purring furry hard for you sweet Suz.

Ali & Fiona said...

Good Job Suz, we knew you could show that kidney failure whose boss!

Love & Purrs,

Fiona & Ali

The Furry Kids said...

Yay for eating, Suzanne! That is good news. We're still purraying for you.

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

We'll keep purraying fur yoo. Baby food is deelish. Effun when old Punkin woodent eat anything or drink she wood go fur da baby food. Mom thinks it kept her alive until she cood eet.

The Meowers from Missouri said...

GOOD KITTY! suzanne, we're glad your mom got you some beanbaby food, an' you felt good enough to taste it--an' then gobble it!! keep your strength up, sweetie!! bless you--we are purrin' an' purrrayin' for you!

the meowers

Riley & Tiki said...

Yay grocery store lady. Yay for baby food!! Keep on eating the baby foods. They will make you feel better!

DEBRA said...

Dearest Suz

I am glad yu are feelin a little better today. We are all purring furrs yu. Juss continue to lap up dah gud tastin babie foods!

~Abby

Caesar and Princess said...

Well, it is good to know that Caesar and I are not alone and neither are you. we missed this as things have been hectic here.
We are purring for Suzanne and mommie too. We have been very fortunate that the foods that the vetlady gave us, we like it and we have been gobbling it. we got four different samples plus the Epakitin nutritional supplement powder.
We are super happy that you are liking the baby foods.

(((((huggles+snuggles)))))

ML (Mary Lynn) said...

KC said...
we's all purr-rayin fur Sweet Suzanne. that chicken baby food wuz tha only fing my big sisfur Bear could eat fur a long, long time. they fed hers Science Diet A/D by syringe, but she's would usually eat tha baby food voluntarily.
Lots of love 'n purr-rayers fur Suzanne 'n fambly...
Purrs, KC

Tara said...

I'm so glad you are feeling better sweet Suzanne! Get lots of love from your Mom, she loves you very much!

Lots of Purr
Tara

Artsy Catsy said...

Oh, Suzanne, good for you! When my mom's 21-year old kitty (Millard) was in kidney failure, chicken baby food was all she wanted to eat, too. My mom would mix some water into it, to make sure Millard got lots of fluid.

Rocky

Bounce, Lucy and Trixie said...

It was furry nice of the grocery store lady to give yer mom some foods for you. You has to eat keep up yer strength. We're purring for you Suzanne and hope you feel well reel soon.

Dragonheart said...

I'm purring and praying for Suzanne.

Suzanne, I am glad you are feeling a little better and eating some baby food. Sendings lots of healing purrs your way and keeping you in my prayers.

Forty Paws said...

Oh we're so glad that she is eating the baby food. Many sick poodins will eat that when other stuff isn't appetizing. We're still sending you lots of purrs, purrayers, hedbutts, hugs, nose kisses, and chin scritches.

Obi says, "Get Better Suzanne!!!"

Luf, Us

caricature said...

Oh Suz u r so sweet and adorable! I am praying for ur good health. Take care and get well soon :)

HRH Yao-Lin said...

oh I am so sorry you is poorly, really sorry. I hope you feel better soon little cat.

All my love and purrs

Yao-Lin xx

Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

Great job eating the baby food sweet Suzanne. We're going to keep sending out prayers for you and your mommy. You're surrounded by good thoughts!

Karen Jo said...

I dropped back by to see how you are doing and saw the update. I'm so glad that you like the chicken baby food, Suzanne. Eat it all up and drink your water. I hope you will feel better and better. Here's some more {{{hugs}}} and the prayers are continuing.

Radcliff, Allie, Luna & Ozzie said...

Way to go, Suzanne! Eat all the baby food you can get.

Still sending healing purrrrrrrrrsss

Caesar and Princess said...

Hi Suzanne. we have been thinking about you all day. We love you.
*snuggles+huggles*

P + C

Eric and Flynn said...

Dat's grate noos Suzanne. We're so glad yer eating sum foods now cuz we wuz reely worried about yoo. Yoo haf to keep eeting now to git yer strength up.(((Hugs))) and purrs to yoo.

Derby said...

Yay, gotta eat something, so whatever it is, that is good.

muffinmidi said...

Hi Suzanne,
Mommy and I are praying for you. We're so happy to hear that you're eating again. Keep eaing and drinking. You mommy needs you.
Love Tracy & Muffin

Roger Fritz said...

Dear suzann all 3 of us aare purring for you to get better. Mu shue wants you to know his wife cat muffin has had kittney faiular for over 8 years they do sub q fulids at home


Lilly Lu and Iris and Of course Mu shue too

jcfloresinc said...

Dear Suzanne: Glad to hear you are eating some and feeling better. I'm glad you like the baby food. We are puuuuurrrrrring and puurrayering for you.
Samantha & Tigger

poppyq said...

Suzanne - keep up the eating girl. Mums cat before me - Puss had renal failure too. When she wouldn't eat the biscuits mum let her have whatever she wanted.

Sometimes she would get yoghurt or melted icecream. Puss wouldn't eat any until mum wiped some around her mouth the she would start licking!! Her vet said it was ok to do this as this gave her some more calories. After being smeared with it then Puss would start eating some off the spoon.

Her favourite - caramel dairy food!

Hope you feel better and you are lucky having a great mom to look after you.

Miss Peach>(^,^) said...

and how is my sweet sister Suz doing today? R U eating that nice baby fud your mommy got 4 U?
I ate a little bit from my can of FF, almost all. That is furry good for me and specially 4 my mom!
I luf U my sweet sister Suz....your sister Miss Peach...not in the frying pan at the momment>(^,^)<

DaisyMae Maus said...

EXCELLENT NEWS! Purrs are furry healing!
DMM