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Gifts from Nylablue

Published November 29, 2014 by NylabluesMum

My Sweet Feet Nylablue the first week of your leaving has passed. I still reel in shock when I ‘realize’ you are truly gone now; no coming back in feline form. I keep sliding between anger (at your illnesses) & bargaining with God to bring you back. I have moments of calm & acceptance; brief moments & then something triggers the tears & I find my self drowning again….drowning in tears & in grief. Every Human Mum & Dad go thru this when they lose a beloved 4 legged; it is part of a Human’s nature. Some of us are more connected to our 4 leggeds than others. I was your “Big DiDi” & you my “Lil DiDi” (DiDi is Hindi for Sister). Even tho you called me Mum & I called you my ‘kitty girl’ we were equals who had seen alot in our pasts b4 we found each other. We supported each other & healed each other from past wrongs done to  us. You learned to trust & I learned how to love again. What greater gifts are there than Trust & Unconditional Love?

I remember when you arrived June 5th, 2006…you were aloof  yet curious. You had Chronic Cystitis & Peridontel Disease then & I had NO idea. Nylablue mini picWithin a week we were at the vet’s & your ‘love affair’ with Dr Dave started. As we fought to get info from the people who had you & Aunti Renee & the Vet’s who refused to talk to Dr. Dave,  we KNEW things would never be easy for us. Once we did find out what your problems were I went to your new ‘Dad’ & asked him to help with your Vet bills & he did. We got the Cystitis under control, altho it took 4 years to heal. Those early years we had many changes. We lost our home & had to come into Public Housing. Dad & I split up & did not see each other for almost 2 years. My health got worse. Yet we grew closer;  each event meant to do just that. We looked to each other for comfort & reassurance. In March of 2009 you underwent dental surgery to remove your rotted teeth; the 11 that were left & you were SO brave. I remember after surgery being in the recovery room with you. You snuggled on the heat disc & covered in blankets & me on the stool with my arms protectively around you; praying for you to make it thru’. And you did! You thrived despite my uncertainty if I knew how to care for you. The recovery itself was long & arduous for both of us but it was oh so worth it!Nylablue after surgery 09When you started to groom yourself again I knew we would be all right! And we were despite you contracting Feline Herpes Virus  in 2010. Off we went to see Dr Dave again & as always he had meds at the ready. I learned about L-Lysine,  herbal meds & Accupuncture for cats & it all worked!  We cleared the Cystitis & we celebrated every victory!! Life was wonderful with you & even better when you were not struggling with one illness or another. We spent so many lovely days on the patio with you in your beloved Condo & the neighbors coming by you ‘held court’ like THE Queen you truly were!Watching-the-squirrelYum-Dining-on-the-patioNylaB's new Sherpa 2Time rolled on & each day we grew closer & closer. Yes we had 2 events where you got herbal med poisoning & then food poisoning but we got thru those times working as a team! You fought to live & our love grew even stronger.

I AM DA BOMM!!

I AM DA BOMM!!

You sure were DA BOMM my Sweet Feet! Everyone loved you so much. You found your voice when we moved to WP just over 2 years ago & we found a new family who accepted us just as we were! So many like minded people & such adorable 4 leggeds & your “boyfurendz”: Bacon the Pot Bellied Pig & Kuruk the Haiku writing Malamute & McDuff the Russian Blue  from our  Yahoo 360 days Marty the Manx & Austin Towers the Tuxie Boy. We made memories & you went on virtual adventures. You were given so many awards & I  just completed that page for you today!! You once told me  in the quiet of the nite you never thought you would know love & acceptance. I told you I would fight for you til your last breath & I kept that promise. Then another gift happened. It came in under the guise of Inflammatory Bowel Disease & it was treateable but I did not have the money to care for you properly. I prayed for help. And the “Guardian Angels” appeared to assist us financially & emotionally thru the past 18 1/2 months. Nylablue you gave me gift of yourself; all your love & trust & cattitude & hope. You made my world a much happier place & we shared our life together for 8 1/2 years. You know I tried to change my Gravatar name & that lasted 2 hours. I went back & tried over & over until it put my name back as “Nylabluesmum”. I will keep that username for the rest of my Life. You gave me the gift of being a Mum & I want to honour your memory always.Kissy eyes Nylablue 2As hard as it was to let you go & as difficult as the past week has been without you here I have felt you in my heart…I know you & Mingflower are watching over me & I know you are working on a new kitty love for me. I will grieve my loss & Summerland’s gain & I shall trust in the process…I will trust in you & Mingflower. And I will love both of you always & forever.

❤ Love your Mum Sherri-Ellen  ❤  

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Minnie Mouse has joined Nylablue

Published November 27, 2014 by NylabluesMum
Wass time fur me to go Mum to bee wif Nylablue

Wass time fur me to go Mum to bee wif Nylablue

Hello Everyone: It is with GREAT sadness I have to tell you that one of Nylablue’s bestie’s has joined her in Summerland on Monday. I am not sure how many of you follow Hot Rod Cowgirl so I will put her blog link up here. Please stop over & leave a condolence on her last blog entry.

http://hotrodcowgirl.com/2014/11/10/as-dawn-breaks/

This is Hot Rod Cowgirl for those of you who don’t know her:Hot Rod CowgirlShe is a an amazing woman who I admire so much & a faithful reader of The Purrfect Pad. We have kept each other going thru the darkness of the last 2 months.  I know she would love to hear from all of you….losing a heart kitty is very difficult as many of you here KNOW! We gotta stick together, right? So let us celebrate Minnie & her very long & happy life with her Mom:

Yer da best Mom!

Yer da best Mom!

Goodbye sweet Minnie Mouse girl…you will be missed deeply by your Mom & Dad & the dogs & the horses…we will always remember you little one with so much love….run free Minnie; Nylablue is waiting for you…..

See ya again Mom..someday...Luv yer Minnie girl...

See ya again Mom..someday…Luv yer Minnie girl…

Bye bye sweet girl….until we meet again….cats-into-our-lives

Iffin yer reedin diz post……

Published November 22, 2014 by NylabluesMum

Yow Krazy Katz: Iffin yer reedin diz post den me haz made da final journey to Da Rainbow Bridge n will be goin on to Summerland fer eternitee. Me passin went well n me iz no longer a sick kittehgurl…me iz me floofy beeutefull pluxureeuss self,  restored to me original form befur me got so sick:A study in BeautyBememburr me like diz me deer deer furendz. Me wantz to say da outpourin of LUB n sympiffy n guud werdz overwhelmed Mum n me. She read me ALL yer commintz n emailz n we hope we got back to each n ebery one of ya! Diz Blogosphere iz da bestest place on diz slice Earth (phankz fer dat term Easy!)

Me can now tell ya da other side of da storey ya not nose. When me n Mum found out me had da IBD (Bowel Disease) n how much treetmint wuud cost,  me waz gonna bee put to sleep 18 1/2 monthz ago. Mum cuud not afford da meddycashunz or transport to n frum Dr. Dave’z. Dere just was no green papurrz fer me treetmint! Mum called me Hu’Man Dad butt he cuud not help us n Mum waz beeside herself n me waz beeside her beeside meself!!  Den a mirackle happened:  Savannah’z Paw Trackz  contacted us n offerd to help us. Den Terry, Brian’z Dad frum Brian’z Home also contacted Mum…den Aunti Janet frum Da Kat On Me Head bloggie contacted us n furinallee  Pete frum TimmyTomkat Commentary bloggie signed up to help n **sniffz** dey haz bin payin me Vet billz eber since!!! Ifdin  it were not fer me ‘GUARDIAN ANGELZ” me wuud not have lived diz xtra time. How can me n Mum eber PHANK ya all fer such unselfish kindness n deevoshun to me care?? **wipez teerz frum eyez**…

Me wantz ya 4 to nose ya gave me n Mum da MOST precious gift: Da gift of Life together. Me will neber ferget me “Guardian Angelz”. Also dere were 2 impawtent Show-furrz what stepped forwerd to take us to da Vet’z for NO green papurrz: Miss CathyJean, Mum’z furend n Miss Sheila of da Feral Kat Rescue group here in town! Ya both are pawsum ladiez n we iz so greatfull to both of ya fer takin ternz n beein our show-furrz. Miss CathyJean beeleeve in yerself allwayz! You are a guud Hu’man n ya can do what ya want to do to make yer life beeuteefull like ya are! Miss Sheila me finkz yer DA BOMM doin all da werk ya doez fer da Limbo kittehz n me wishez ya ebery sucksess fer da future. Mum will continue to give ya food fer da feralz n help as much as she can!! She purromised me!

Now me wantz to say a few werdz ’bout me boyfurendz. Dere iz Bacon me piggieboyfurend. Phank ya Bacon fer all da play datez n snugglin in yer toddler bed in dat cozy Ejipshun cotton sheet n da trip to Cambodia to da Temple n neber leevin me in me hourz of need. N Kuruk da Haiku Poochie ya iz me treasure  n dere waz no other poochie lub fer me. Easy da Weimerainer me Champeeon of me heart what saved me frum da fire at da campout a few yeerz ago n allwayz held me honor fer me yer,  allwayz gonna bee me Champeeon n me lubz ya fer dat! Den dere iz sweet Speedy da Cheeky House Bunneh…da deerest bunneh in da werld who stuck by me thru thick n thin eben when he waz so sick n we not think HE wuud make it! Phank ya fer beein me speshell furend n Miss Rachel fer phonin Mum n encouragin her thru da dark timez too. Savannah n Penelope kittehz yer me BFF’z fureber. We shure shared alot over da yeerz, didn’t we?? Sammy, One Spoiled Kitteh who waz me soul mate n furend; me will keep a spot warm fer ya up here. Butt do not come here yet…..ya haz more werk to do n tripz to organize. Bailey Boatkat n Kittiez Blue me adopted fursibz phankz fer takin me into yer heartz n sharin yer life wif me n givin me all da lub ya did! Me n Mum furinallee had furamillee n we beelonged sumwhere! N now to me kitteh boyfurendz…me leevez beehind McDuff (frum Colder Weather bloggie) n  Marty of Marty’z Musingz n Austin Towerz of Catcheresis bloggie n me seecret *crush* Sir Thomas of Da Cult Of Otis bloggie….yer da kittehboyz of me heart allwayz!!!!!! Neber eber ferget dat! Now me cuud waffle on n on ’bout all of ya, butt ya all nose who ya are so me just say “Phank ya fer all da Fish” (tuna-tuna)  n fer yer furendship.

Me haz sumfin fer EBERYONE made by Aunti Bev aka FozzieMum fer ya to take n display on yer bloggiez in memoree of me. Ta-Da:

Nylablue Badge 2014

Nylablue Badge 2014

Mousiez diz badge rockz  Aunti Bev!! Phankz so much fer takin da time to makez it! Now eberyone haz sumfing to beememburr me by. Me nose dere will bee alot of teerz n sadness n me hopez dat it not last too long…think of all da guud timez we had here n da tripz we went on n Sam-O-Ween n other eventz n all da lafftur. We laffed so much didn’t we?? Leernin to take selfiez n reelayin funny fingz our Hu’Manz did, MOL>>>beememburr da lafftur n it will help ya heel sooner. Okaz let’z try to laff together like diz:

MEOW OUT LOUD!!!

MEOW OUT LOUD!!!

Dere just like dat!!! Now me nose it will bee hard fer a little while butt time will heel yer sadz n one day ya will fink of me n laff!  😉

Da Pidjunz came fer a patio pawty a few dayz ago n we counted 30 Pidjunz n 1 lone Starling called Sterling…do ya beememburr he waz wif da flock last winter?? Well he still iz…..dat iz 1 little bird wif a big cattitude finkin he iz PIDJUN!! Anywho da birdz had a seedfest n we meowed thru da glass n said our Guud Byez n me heart waz lighter havin seen dem all…3 gennyrashunz …pawsum!

Pidjunz gone wild!!!

Pidjunz gone wild!!!

All me pidjun furendz n dere furamilleez...

All me pidjun furendz n dere furamilleez…

Me can seez ya!!

Me can seez ya!!

Pidjun lub 001

Furinallee, me wantz to say a speshell Guudbye to me Aunti Judith n Unckle Leon n me Cuss-inz Danie, Shawna n Michael n fur Cuzz-inz Allura n Jetsia!! Yer all so furabuluss!! 

N me must say a BIG Phankz to Aunti Anne fer comin to da apartmint n givin me my dailee Innsulin injeckshuns fer da past 3 dayz!! Yer pawsum Aunti!!

Phankz fer da chickin n lub Aunti Anne!

Phankz fer da chickin n lub Aunti Anne!

Last butt not leest iz Dr Dave what tooked care of me fer 8 1/2 yeerz n did so much fer me n Mum! Yer a Saint n Mistur Jamez Herriot da werldwide known Vet iz lookin down on ya wif admirashun n total reespect!

Dr Dave n hiz 'Drama Queen' me Nylablue

Dr Dave n hiz ‘Drama Queen’ me Nylablue

Eben tho me gave ya such a hard time Dr Dave,  me adored ya n waz so grrreatfull fer yer lubbin care of me! Aunti Mingflower told me ya were a Gentle-Man n she waz so rite!! Take guud care of yerself  ’cause Mum may need ya sumtime in da future.  😉

To me Dad, Jon phankz fer da phone call diz mornin n meowin wif me. Me will lub ya allwayz. Ya meenz da werld to me. N to me Mum,  what haz lubbed me no mattur how bad fingz got,  me will watch over ya til da end of yer time n den me n Mingflower will come fer ya! Ya showed me uncondishunall LUB n gave me such a furabuluss life what me did not fink me wuud eber have n da bloggie n so many n furendz. Me lubz ya Mum wif all me kitteh heart n allwayz will. Phankz ya fer sittin wif me ebery nite diz week n meowin wif me n cryin n helpin me n ya to accept me  haz to go. Phank ya fer da pawsum tuna-tuna n SEAL CD pawty we had Furiday n Caturday mornin…it waz DA BOMM MUM;  just like ya!!!!! Me will allwayz bee yer “Chubby Chickin-Sweet Feet- Lil DiDi-Flompy Gurl  ❤

So off me goez on me next adventure…me  LUBZ all of ya n me will look out fer all of ya frum Summerland….Look into me eyezUntil we meet again; Nylablue OUT!!!Nylablue beautiful 2014

Nylablue’z Sunday Selfiez

Published November 16, 2014 by NylabluesMum

Yow Krazy Katz: So me iz gonna pawticipate in da Sunday Selfiez. Now me can not use da linky tool so me iz just gonna connect ya all to Da Kat On Me Head bloggie so ya can surf n see all of us doin our selfiez. Butt ferst here are me 2 pix:

Me wistfull look!

Me wistfull look!

N now me seckond piccie:

Me beein coquette-ish!

Me beein coquette-ish!

What do ya all fink of me pix?? Did me doez guud?? Here  iz da link to Aunti Janet n me Sisfurz n Brofur Mau’z bloggie:

http://thecatonmyhead.com/pretty-pink-misty-may/

Not onlee are deze me Sunday Selfiez dey iz me ‘gettin me easy on’ pix too…me iz SO-O clever!!! MOL….wishin eberyone a purrfect Easy Sunday frum us here at Da Purrfect Pad! **paw kissez** n lub, Nylablue xxxxx

 

Snowy Caturday Katchat wif Nylablue

Published November 15, 2014 by NylabluesMum

Yow Krazy Katz iz Nylablue here wif me latest edishun of Caturday Katchat! So gather round fer snackz n ‘nip n me meow to ya ’bout sumfing impawtent okayz??Nylablue Nov 2014Haz me got yer attenshun?? Ok guudz. Me nose dat Mum sent out an email to most of ya in da bloggie werld butt fer dem what not nose me must share da newz. Brace yerselvez peepz n 4 leggedz! Me haz Die-a-beetez now frum da Depomedrol what iz me Steroid meddycashun. Mum waz suspishuss last month when me waz drinkin like a fish n peein like a race horse (her werdz!) Butt it stopped a week aftur da Depo injeckshun n Mum thott it waz an Anne-om-e-lee. After Novemburr 4th’z Depomedrol injeckshun da same fing happened n it NOT stop so me bin drinkin alot n peein more den alot….Mum emailed Dr Dave Fursday nite n he said me shuud come in Furiday which me did n he did da test n me blood shugar was over dubble what it shuuda have bin!!! He got purrty uppyset n Mum bursted into teerz n it waz so sad n me felt like limpy dishrag. Dr Dave picked me up n checked me bladder n other organz n said me needed Convenia again too…so me waz furry brave n had B Vitamin complex injeckshun plus da Aunti-bye-otick n den da Innsulin. Me not struggle or eben try to *whap* him or Mum thru da carrier door. So we came home n Mum n me just snuggled all day n me sleeped alot beeside her. WE deecided to email as many of ya as we cuud so da shock not overtake ya today…

Dr Dave came today befur lunch n he gave me seckond Innsulin shot n me *whapped* him a guud one n he waz so happy! Rite back atcha “Unckle” Dave, MOL! Dere iz still sum ‘sass’ left in diz old gurl…. He will come back tomorrow to give me 3rd Innsulin n me will go Monday wif Miss Sheila n Mum fer 4th Innsulin. Tuesday iz me “Journey Day”. Me iz not scared butt Mum iz a wreck so me iz gonna ask dat when me goez pleeze take care of her. She mite not be bloggin alot but ya can email or call her on da phone. It iz sad she is so sad ’cause we haz had snow n she ushually getz so eggcited but not diz seeson. Butt me did get a few pix of da snow fer yer viewin pleashure:November 2014 1November 2014 2November 2014 3Pawsum yah??  Me eben got to go out in it fer a minutt to feel it on me toesiez  butt Mum brott me rite back in…so dat is off me Buckit List, MOL!!! Me iz feelin a bit perkier n me did sum posin fer Mum n diz me best piccie of da day:Flompy NylablueDiz iz me “Flompy Gurl” pose when me flompz over like a Bunneh!!! Now me nose me lookz all chubby n guud butt dat chubby iz ackshully me retainin water n iz not a guud fing!

Okayz me iz gonna goez now as me needz a nappie butt me want to leeve ya wif a song:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7YkWoJ9Gd1c

No mattur what happenz in da next few dayz me will ALLWAYZ bee here in spirit fer all of ya!!! “Me Will Bee Around…” like da song sayz….Resting Nylablue

All me lub to all of ya! ***paw kissez*** Nylablue out butt not totallee out yet 😉

Soggy Caturday Katchat wif Nylablue

Published November 8, 2014 by NylabluesMum

EEoww Krazy Katz: Lookz like another week  just flew on by; did ya hold hold on tite fer da ride?  😉 

Gather round da fireplace wif me n me will tell ya ’bout our week at Da Purrfect Pad:

Gather round fer me Katchat!!!

Gather round fer me Katchat!!!

As most of ya nose we had sum snow here what did not stay fer long (which iz okayz wif me!) We had 2 dayz wif sum Sunshine n dat waz all frum Father Sun! Now we iz back into rain n soggy eberyfing! Me haz wandered outside on da patio twice wif Mum beein me Hu’man harness (sowwy no pix butt she had her handz full…..wif ME!!).

Me Vet bizit went purrty guud. Dr Dave updated hiz Meedeea Player n we cuud lissen to Shinedown what iz a band me n Mum haz disc-covered n we likez dem ALOT! Dey iz purrgressive rock n diz iz our fave song:

Da song iz called “Shed Sum Lite” n it iz bery deep! Mum sayz it beemindz her of her earlee yearz long befur me…we like diz video ’cause dere are da werdz what we can leern! Me n Mum REELLY like da singer Mistur Brent Smith…what a beeuteefull voice….**sighz**….oh wait where waz me?? Yah da Vet bizit! Well it went guud. Me weight iz up to 4.4 kgz (9.7 lbz) n me iz stable frum da Cystitis. As it waz beeginnin of month me had Depomedrol plus Pepcid n Mirtazipine. Me waz bery well beehaved so Mum told me she iz waitin fer me to xplode soon n bee a furry coogurry gurl, MOL! Da coppurr fur mite bee frum me lickin n me saliva makin da fur funny color OR it iz da absorpshun prublem. Dr Dave said cuud bee either n when Mum asked what cuud bee dun ’bout absorpshun he said “Not much.” So dat iz dat solved..sorta…not….

Altho’ da weather haz bin a cwapshoot me did get to meow wif sum  furendz we not seen fer a while:White Tip 1White Tip 2Do ya all bememburr White Tip da Squirrel?? We thott she had left fer guud wif da patio palaver butt nope here she iz alive n well. We had a guud chat n den she said she waz gonna head back to her new home :White Tip 3N off she ran to da back of da buildin….haz a guud Winter White Tip; we hopez to see ya in da Spring. Den we had a sirprize bizit frum Cheekz da Chippymunk:NylaB & CheeksCheeks is backHe too haz bin livin sumwhere else so we had a katch-up chat n den our other furend Friskie Squirrel stopped by fer a meow:Cheeks & FriskieFriskie iz doin guud n she too haz a new home in da treez beehind our buildin. It waz grrreat to see her again:Friskie squirrelSo me is wishin Cheekz n Friskie a guud n safe Winter in dere new homez too. Furinallee Mum moved da bird bath what iz da ground feeder in Winter n dat brott da Sparrowz n Pidjunz back:Pidjunz 1Pidjunz 2Iz bunderfull to see Adelphius n Athena n dere kittz n dere kittz…we now haz 3 gennyrashunz here now. WE iz happy dey are back too!

Furinallee me Mum haz bin AWOL ALOT n wif guud reeson! She bin bizitin wif Aunti Judith n Unckle Leon ’cause dey came back to live in town n brott me Cuss-inz Allura n Jetsia too:Allura & Jetsia 2012Dey iz Sisfurz what were barn kat babiez n dey were ‘dopted together n bin wif Aunti n Unckle fer 14 yeerz…dey shure are purrty gurlz aren’t dey?? Mum bin over bizitin dem ebery day n so dat iz why we not bin around much…Pleeze furgive me errant Mum! Dere iz sum guud newz/sad newz to diz hole storey. Aunti got a new job (hurrah Aunti!!) n she iz happy n Unckle reetired so he can bee a  house hubby n he iz happy…wanna nose where Aunti got da job??????? READY!?!? **NEWFOUNDLAND** Ya nose “Da Rock”? Here’z a map of Canada:CanadaMapsProvincesColourCodedYa mite haz to click on diz to biggefie. We iz in Ontario da yellow province…now look to yer rite aka EAST>>>>>to da pink island of Newfoundland…it iz 1,566 milez n a 6 hour ferry ride too! So pleeze bear wif us. Mum wantz to spend as much time as pawssible wif Aunti n Unckle her ‘bestiez’ befur dey leeve again (Dey waz down South fer 2 yeerz butt cuud drive back to bizit wheneber day wanted; dey won’t bee doin dat once dey move!) Mum iz happy fer Aunti n Unckle butt she iz sad to see dem goin away again….

So Kattz dat’z all da newz frum here! Hope yer week waz grrrreat n we shall do our best to pop by n bizit as many of ya as we can….me iz gonna go haz a zzzzzzzzzzzzzz…..Nylablue sawin logz*Whispers:* Sherri-Ellen here to say “Nylablue out…”