NYLABLUE’S 1st Memorial Anniversary

Namaste handsNamaste an humbull greetinss frum Thee Purrfect Pad. Today iss a reememburrin day fur LadyMum an mee not going to meow on or do Sunday Selfie….thiss bloggie iss fur you today LadyMum.  Go ahead….mee will sit with you as you type an wipe yur tearss ok??? =^,.^=

“Siddhartha Henry you really are becoming a Prince. Thank you ‘little man’!!”  All right, here I go….

Today is the 1st Anniversary of NYLABLUE’S passing. Hard to believe an entire year has passed by. Sometimes it seems like forever & sometimes it seems like yesterday. I have finally stopped calling Siddhartha Henry ‘NySiddhartha’. He seriously must have wondered what I was saying for the first few months we were together, lol.

Going thru the photos on PiZap & FB & WP I see so many memories & the tears are flowing freely. I never thought I’d love another cat like I had loved Mingflower but I was surprised & if it was possible, I loved Nylablue even more….I have decided to showcase certain photos here in memory of ‘Sweet Feet’ because a picture is worth 1,000 words!

The 1st photo I saw of Nylablue May 2006

The 1st photo I saw of Nylablue May 2006

I was smitten from the 1st time I saw her….


Come up an see mee sumtime!! 2007

Come up an see mee sumtime!! 2007

Our first Spring in our new apartment…Nylablue was so-o relaxed! LOL…..

Queen on her throne, lol.... What an expression!

Queen on her throne, lol…. What an expression!


May mee share coffee with you Mum?

May mee share coffee with you Mum?

And then came the Peridontel Disease so Nylablue had the rest of her teeth removed in 2009. She was a real trooper thru that ordeal:

A girl must allwayz look her best!

A girl must allwayz look her best!

Once she recovered Nylablue found lots of things to laugh about & it was wonderful to see her so healthy & happy:

Laff an thee werld laffss with you......

Laff an thee werld laffss with you……

She had a knack for always being in my spot & looking so innocent:

Thiss your spot Mum???

Thiss your spot Mum???

Wee brought The Purrfect Pad over to WP August 2012 & received such a warm welcome that we decided to make this our blog home. And we made so many friends…..friends for Life!

Nylablue: A study in Beauty 2012

Nylablue: A study in Beauty 2012

No matter what she was doing Nylablue had such beauty & grace…..thinking of her takes my breath away still….

Remember her sassiness???

Talk to da toesiez!

Talk to da toesiez!

She sure had “CAT-TITUDE’ didn’t she???



Nylablue? Who iz DIZ Nylablue you speek of??

Nylablue? Who iz DIZ Nylablue you speek of??

LOL oh how you made us laugh ‘Sweet Feet’!!!!

Mee ferst efurr Selfie!

Mee ferst efurr Selfie!

Remember when Nylablue took her 1st selfie?? It was mid 2013 & she had just been diagnosed with the IBD. All of you rallied around us & 5 of you became Nylablue’s ‘Guardian Angels’ assisting me with Vet bills & medication costs. You gave us an extra 18 months of being together & I am eternally grateful. We made every moment count:

2 Sisters together...my 'DiDi' girl...

2 Sisters together…my ‘DiDi’ girl…

Nylablue fought the ‘good fight’ with our love & Dr. Dave by our side to care for her so ‘purrfectly’:Nylablue & Dr Dave 2013 2

The Dynamic Duo

The Dynamic Duo

And then there was Nylablue’s “crew”:

Mee furry own 'crew'

Mee furry own ‘crew’

Binky Mouse, Dot the LadyBug, Eesha Chinmaya the blue Ellyfant, TwinkleStar her Pony, Greybaby Ellyfant, Zippy thee Hamster, Pinky Pig, Petal Pink Kat an TanuJa Kitt….A better crew no kitty girl could ask for….

Nylablue’s favorite stuffie was of course TwinkleStar (from Aunty Janet of Kitties Blue, Nylablue’s other family):

Mee pony! Mee Pony!!!

Mee pony! Mee Pony!!!

So many memories…we lived a lifetime packed into 8 1/2 years we were together. She was the apple of my eye & yours:apple-of-my-eye-1apple-of-my-eye-2

Nylablue made our world a better place. Saying “Goodbye” was so difficult but we had to once the Diabetes set in. She was ready to go to Summerland, but she wanted everyone to remember her happy & carefree eating her tuna-tuna:

Nommie nommie tuna-tuna...

Nommie nommie tuna-tuna…

And we remember our Nylablue with the turquoise eyes:

Look into mee eyez.....

Look into mee eyez…..

“NYLABLUE you are gone to Summerland but I feel your presence here a lot to this day. I see you doing ‘bunny binkies’ out of the corner of my eye. Siddhartha Henry is asleep in your Pedestal bed so it is not him….I even hear your sweet ‘eeowws’ in the quiet of the night Nylablue. Maybe it is just my mind playing tricks on me….I prefer to believe you’re here in Spirit watching over your Mum with Mingflower by your side. I love you so much…both of you.”

Mingflower the Merciless 1987-2006

Mingflower the Merciless 1987-2006

My sweet beautiful girls I think of you daily. Every night I kiss your ash boxes & say ‘Goodnight My Girls’The Girls with Eesha Chinmaya 2015

Thank you dear friends for taking this walk down memory lane with me. It means the world to me.

Nylablue's last photo Nov. 21st, 2014

Nylablue’s last photo Nov. 21st, 2014

“Night night my precious Nylablue Sweet Feet….”

LUB iss thee BEST gift of all.....

LUB iss thee BEST gift of all…..






Siddhartha’ss smilin sunny Sunday Selfiess

Namaste an greetinss frum Thee Purrfect Pad…it iss mee favorite day of the week: SUNDAY!!! Woo Hoo!! An thee Sun ISS shinin an mee has been out inn Condo furinallee… Befur mee popss out again mee wantss to join Sunday Selfiess with Kittiess Blue:Cat On My Head Selfie Badge Mee thott mee would combine mee Sunday Selfiess with ‘getting mee easy on’ AN sharin a chat mee an LadyMum had last week (aftur shee returned frum shoppin). Efurry foto tells a story rite????NO Chick-hen


Seereusslee LadyMum


Mew mew mew yur funnyThere may bee NO chick-hen but wee do have thee lafftur don’t wee????? Wishin efurryone a smiling sunny sort of Sunday!! Bee seein youss’….Siddhartha Henry =^,.^=

Sum of this an sum of that……

Namaste handsNamaste deer furendss! Happy Diwali to those who sellybrate thiss wunderfull an majicall holyday…. Today’ss bloggie will bit a bit of this an that. Ferst let me tell you mee iss doin grate! Oh yes thee Pro-byeotick an G-I foodabullss are pawsum. And guess what? LadyMum found mee Tuna-tuna mee can die-gest!!!! Woo Hoo!  Mee presentss mee Tuna-tuna:Tuna-Tuna fur meeThat smiling kitty on thee can sayss it all don’t youss’ fink??? Mee iss so-o happy! Iss sorta nice it iss ‘BLUE’ brand inn memoree of Aunty Nylablue also…..

Mee iss feelin so much better an mee iss playin again an hangin out on mee Mousie Tower efurry day:Mee anmee mousiessOn thee left mee iss about to let go of Greyboy Mousie who luvss to bee dropped on his head, mew mew mew…. On thee rite iss Reddy Mouse who has a soft felt cover an mee likess to nuzzle him a lot. LadyMum lookss all over town fur new Mousiess just fur mee…..now THAT iss dee-voshun!

Wee did sumfing nice fur Aunty Sheila…now mee not tootin mee horn butt mee ISS tootin  LadyMum’ss!! Shee has a furend inn North Carolina who doess auckshunss on FB to raise $$money$$ fur her Vet billss an LadyMum can relate to Vet billss….as youss’  all can also. Anyway, LadyMum had bid on a necklace an did not win an then there was a mix-up about a reeplacemint necklace an aftur a few weekss of emailss between Ladiess, LadyMum was abull to buy thiss necklace fur Aunty! It gotted here just over a week ago an LadyMum rote a Thank You card an rapped thee necklace an gived it to mee Aunty Sheila. Wait till you see thee necklace:Nylablue necklaceIssn’t it gorgeeuss?? An so fittin as Aunty Sheila chau-furred Aunty Nylablue an Ladymum thee 18 monthss Aunty Nylablue needed her treetmintss. LadyMum has been lookin efurr since Aunty Nylablue went to Pure Land fur thee purrfect gift an mee finkss this iss IT!! Aunty Sheila reelly liked it an wee are so happy! An LadyMum gotted to support her furend’ss auckshun; so it iss a win-win rite?

As fur LadyMum shee has sum sadss…what shee callss ‘Thee NYLA Bluess’ as thee annie-versary of her passin approachess. LadyMum iss tryin to bee brave butt mee seess thee tears inn her eyess….then last nite shee checked thee mail an thee Governmint sent her sum formss about sum Penshun an they want fotocopiess of her Marriage papur to Mistur Kevin an thee Death papur of Mistur Kevin 4 yearss later  (which they all ready have on file)…..that DID it….shee bursted into tearss an mee tried hard to consoul her. Butt what can mee, a humbull kittyboy do fur a hertin heart? So mee gave her many ~~~head rubsss~~~ an brott her mee faverite mousiess an snuggled inn bed with her. Shee said mee iss so deer an sweet an mee iss growin up inn-to a fine mankat! Mee just not want to see Ladymum so sad. Shee gotted efurryfing ritten an copied an shee will call thee Office on Monday an make sure it iss ready to mail. An mee iss goin to stay ‘on duty’ an make sure LadyMum KNOWSS mee Luvss her 150% purr cent!

An did mee menshun thee bad weather here? PICKERELL it has rained fur 3 dayss an nitess an wee thott wee wood float away! Iss berry chilly here an mee can onlee bee out inn Condo fur 15 minutes an then mee wantss inn where it iss toastee warm…..An to fink Aunty Bev (FozzieMum) iss havin Summer where shee livess…. mew mew mew….at leest no snow here…yet…..

Wishin efurryone a happy peecefull weekend where efurr you are inn thee werld an purrayerss to thee people of France who are goin thru such turribull timess…

Mee sayin purrayerss fur thiss werld of ourss:Siddhartha Henry and RedBee seein youss’…… Siddhartha Henry  =^,.^=

Siddhartha’s Silly Funny Sunday Selfiess

Woo Hoo furendss of Thee Purrfect Pad!!! Iss Sunday Selfie time!!! Mee joinin Kittiess Blue fur thee weeklee Bloggie Hop:

Cat On My Head Selfie BadgeSo mee was ‘hammin it up’ last nite an here are mee fotoss fur today:Mee can not see youssMew mew mew….aftur ALOT of fottoss, LadyMum asked mee to open mee eyes an thiss was mee reply:Nanner nannerButterfliess are free an so iss mee tongue!!! LadyMum gave up helpin mee an since mee was awake me thott maybe mee wood werk on mee *easy on* fotoss fur Brian’ss Home an Thee Island Katss. TanuJa wanted to bee part of thee fun:Easy On with TanujaTotallee enjoyin getting mee *easy on* an doin mee silly funny selfiess!!! Iss grate to feel so much better now an wanna have fun! Wishin efurryone a peecefull an happy weekend! Bee seein youss’ (if mee openss mee eyess) Siddhartha Henry =^,.^=

Blissfull Blue Katurday Reeport

Namaste handsNamaste deer followerss  an furendss of Thee Purrfect Pad…..may mee say FANK YOUSS ALL SO MUCH fur all thee **purrss** an purrayerss on mee behalf??? <3 FANK YOUSS ALL <3   Littul bye littul mee iss feelin better an thee nomss are purrty good! Here iss a foto of mee new foodabulls an Probye-otick:New Foodabullss an Probyeotick Does thee ‘blue’ kat on the bag look fammylar?? Aunty Nylablue eated thiss brand of kibble also….mee sorta feelss like shee iss REELLY with mee more now than efurr!! *wipess eye with paw* …Just sumfing inn mee eye, no reelly;  just sumfing inn mee eye……

Mee has G-I  an  Digestive Sennysitive wet foodss that are nommie! LadyMum givess mee a bit of Performatrim Beef fur snack an iss hopin to add chick-hen back into mee die-et inn thee future. Mee iss OFF Dental treetss as too high in Pro-teen but mee can have Semi-Moist Greenie chewiess! Whew mee was worried no treetss at all! The Proviable-DC powder has no taste or smell an it goess inn mee food an no trubble eatin it…. so littul bye littul mee digestive system iss calmin down an mee feelss more like meeself an not all icky an sicky an pooped out!! Mew mew mew…

As youss’ know, LadyMum iss all wayss on thee look out fur a new toy fur mee. Well shee found thee coolest toy EFURR!! Pleeze let mee introduce Rollie Blue Mousie:Rollie BlueIssn’t hee grate?? Hee has 4 wee wheelss an mee playss with him ALOT! Hee luvss to play ‘tag’; yur IT littul dude!Grate Furends

 An then wee has snuggle time:Rollie Blue CollageSo even tho’ it iss a ‘Blue’ Katurday it iss a ‘Blissfull Blue’ Katurday an ‘Blissfull’ dayss are thee BESTEST of all!!!! Ok mee gotta run……bee seein youss’ Siddhartha Henry =^,.^=



Siddhartha’ss Sentymental Sunday Selfiess

Mee-you mee furendss….Happy Novemburr 1st to all!!! Well aftur thee past ruff week mee wanted to do Sunday Selfiess, so mee iss joinin Kittiess Blue to do just that!!Cat On My Head Selfie BadgeMee iss restin ALOT so mee presentss mee Sleepy Snoozy Sunday Selfie with Angus McGhee mee Scottie stuffie an TanuJa (Aunty Nylablue’ss stuffie kitt):Selfie with Angus an TanuJa Not quite a ‘Selfie’ butt mee finkss youss’ will furgive me rite???? Mew mew mew…..An to go with a Selfie iss mee *Easy On* foto:Gettin Easy On with AngusThiss one’ss fur you Brian (Brian’ss Home) an Ernie (Thee Island Katss)!!! Mee iss doin better…littul bye littul. Mee iss eatin mee new die-et an it iss purrty good. Mee iss hopin mee can add one more wet food so mee has a bit more variety. LadyMum iss reesearchin fur mee an will go check foodabulls out on Tuesday. Mee wantss to send our mee HUMBULL FANKSS to all of youss fur thee **purrss** an POTP an emailss an commintss youss’ have left. Wee iss so blessed to know all of youss’ an all thee POTP gave mee strength to go on…..All thee LUV iss so wonderful…..Namaste deer furendss  <3

Purrince Siddhartha Henry =^,.^=

Thee epic saga of mee last 4 monthss as told bye LadyMum

Namaste an greetinss frum Thee Purrfect Pad!Namaste handsWhew what a wild time wee has had here as all of youss’ know. LadyMum has asked if shee can tell thee story frum her point of view an mee agreed! Now shee mite go into a ‘epic rant’ so pleeze bear with her….shee has to get thiss ritten down an outta her system. All mee can say iss wee are blessed to have Aunty Sheila in our livess  <3   OK LadyMum take it away:

Hi Everyone: The ‘littul Purrince’ is correct. This is going to be an epic rant! This whole saga started back on June 18th when a group member of our Feral Cat Rescue group scared me half to death about Siddhartha Henry’s health & said he NEEDED that FVRCP injection to boost his Immune System. As I knew nothing about Panleukopenia I deferred to someone who I thought knew more than I did. (my 1st mistake). Then July 7th I took Siddhartha Henry to Dr. Melissa & as she knew he had survived the Rhino Virus AND Panleuk she should NOT have given him the vaccine because his Immune System would not tolerate it. (my 2nd mistake).  As Siddhartha Henry’s bowels deteriorated I became more & more concerned. When I was offered the Homeopathic route by his former ‘Human’ I decided it might be a safe alternative to traditional medicine. (my 3rd mistake). He started the Homeopathy  treatment September 30th & during the first 2 remedies he was doing somewhat better. Not perfect but anything was better than nothing. And then things unraveled & back to Homeopathic Practitioner we went with another fur sample & we were told he had a serious Bacterial Bowel Infection & needed 3 different remedies to make him better. We were told “IF Siddhartha Henry DOES NOT RESPOND TO THESE TREATMENTS HE IS ‘FINISHED!” When I asked what she meant by ‘finished’, we were told “You can take him to a Vet & have him PUT TO SLEEP!”  Instead of trying to find a reputable Vet to check him out I agreed to the alternate treatment (my 4th mistake). 2 weeks into the regime of morning & nighttime treatments with remedies that REEKED of ALCOHOL Siddhartha Henry got very sick. He was howling & pacing & freaking out all the time. Eating so much & could not keep his bowels firm no matter what I did for him! The past weekend was a living H*LL for both of us. By Monday I was a wreck & locked in the bedroom crying because of his behavior. Sheila did get an appointment with Dr. Melissa for Thursday…..but by Tuesday morning I knew he needed to be seen that day. Dr. Melissa said she had ‘no time’ for an emergency! WHAT THE H*LL???? What kind of Vet care is that? I then called Dr. Dave’s office sobbing & begging for someone to see him. (I would have be able to take him to the new Vet right out of school because Dr. Dave REFUSED to treat him AND would have to pay full price upfront; no credit line; take it or leave it; so I chose to ‘leave it’!)  While this was happening Sheila called Dr. Ian & got us  an appointment for that afternoon. She also ran a stool (sludge) sample up to the Clinic to be tested while I was preparing a written timeline of events.  I found Dr. Ian to be kind, gentle, personable & caring. He said Siddhartha Henry has NO bowel infection or any infection period. His exam was all normal. Yes he had lost almost a pound but was hydrated & in great shape. Dr. Ian said despite all that was done to Siddhartha Henry he was actually in good physical health except for the Bowels. His diagnosis is IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME due to his previous illness with the Panleuk that weakened his Immune system & made his bowels susceptible to the condition. There is a slight chance it might be IBD which of course we do not want…..so for now he is being treated as an IBS kitty. WE decided to go the route of changing food & introducing proper Probiotics into his diet. So now Siddhartha Henry is eating Royal Canin Gastro-intestinal kibble & wet food. He is taking Proviable-DC probiotic in food daily & that will grow proper flora in his gut. ALL Homeopathic remedies are stopped! If needed I can use Bach’s Rescue Remedy as it does not have ANY alcohol in its’ formulation. Since he has started eating the gastro food his demeanor is that of  Purrince Siddhartha Henry from before July! He is lively & playful & calmer & more loving. Also he is finally sleeping properly because he was  only napping for 20-30 mintues at the most & always so ‘hyped’ while on the bowel remedies…all that alcohol I suspect?!?!?!’ Already there is no pain in his eyes & he is not all cramped up. I have been doing research on Panleukopenia & have learned a lot. I should have done this when I was first told he had suffered & almost died from this illness as a kitten. I screwed up big time….I hope Siddhartha Henry forgives me; I feel like an idiot! Mind you I have never had a Panleuk cat before so I should not be so hard on myself. **sighs** I can tell you I am very angry with myself & at the group member who scared me witless to get that DAMN FVRCP shot & at Dr. Melissa for giving it to him. A proper Vet would have said he did not need it as he HAS natural immunity because he is survived the illness!!! That shot being a live vaccine made his body think he was ‘sick’ again. I feel just terrible about  what I have put my ‘DUDERS’ through. It could have all been avoided. Plus the costs of the Homeopathy is probably not refundable & I only paid a third of the total costs & feel awful because now these remedies are useless to me & a waste of money for his first ‘Human’. The other thing that has infuriated me is me believing he would die if the treatments did not work. I feel like his first Human & I were duped! All this to deal with plus my Pneumonia followed by Viral Sinusitis followed by the awful Flu virus I had this past weekend. My Immune system is also in tatters as are my nerves. Wednesday I slept on & off all day due to the serious fatigue I am suffering from now. It is hard enough taking care of a ‘special needs’ cat when well so trying to care for our ‘littul Purrince’  while being ill has done me completely in! I keep muttering “This Too Shall Pass” over & over.

The moral of our story: Do not believe everything you are told. Do your own research. Ask people ‘in the know’. Follow sensible advice. Question anything that seems ‘off’ or wrong (like a remedy smelling like 150% proof!)

My humble thanks & gratitude go out to Sheila for standing by us thru this entire ordeal with her quiet  rational calm (totally opposite to my frenetic hyperactive temperament) & assisting us to getting into a fine & reputable Vet Clinic & for all the times she has listened to me cry over the phone to her about Siddhartha Henry. I’d be lost without you dear friend! And just think….with proper Vet care & a new diet & less stress you won’t have to listen to any more distressed phone calls!!!!!!  As Siddhartha Henry would say, “WOO HOO!!”

Mew mew mew  you leern purrty quik there LadyMum….deer furendss mee iss not quite ‘out of thee woodss’ an it will take at leest 2-3 weekss fur mee bowelss to settul down butt at leest mee goin inn the rite direckshun. All thee support an emailss have helped us so much. LadyMum will need sum more rest an then wee will bee back vizitin soon. Fank you all fur all thee POPTP; now mee knowss how Aunty Nylablue lived so long with her Bowel Disease! It was yur LUV  a devotion to her that keeped her goin…now mee has felt yur total LUV an devotion an mee iss humbulled an so fankfull to call all of youss’ mee furendss….Mee LUVSS you LadyMum***paw kissess*** ~~~head rubss~~ an <3 LUV <3 Siddhartha Henry =^,.^= an LadyMum

Pee S: Wee send out an ‘epic’ FANK YOU to Aunty Susan who helped LadyMum with thee Vet bill an to Aunty Sheila who paid thee rest an iss letting LadyMum pay her back monthlee…..Both of you Ladies are ‘epic-ally PAWSUM!!!!!! ;)