Letter of Love to Purrince Siddhartha

Published August 8, 2018 by NylabluesMum

My dearest Purrince Siddhartha : LadyMum here. I know we live together & spend so much time in each other’s company, so you must be wondering why I’m writing a letter to you. I don’t know what else to do.  I have a lot to say to you ‘littul man’….

You came to me when you were a funny, feisty 5 month old kitten!  

I was so excited to finally have my dream cat: a Burmese boy I named Purrince Siddhartha.  I’d dreamt of a cat like you since I was 20 yrs old so when you showed up a week later after NYLABLUE was PTS I KNEW you were Heaven sent.  I knew NYLABLUE & Mingflower put you in my path.  That first 7 months was wonderful.

Then you got sick & started acting out. We stumbled thru 2015 & with the help of Aunty Sheila we found a Vet who diagnosed your IBD & got you on a proper diet & Probiotic which you responded well to!!

Mumma Mary-Ellen suggested we leash train you to walk safely & burn off the energy you had & to settle your unruly behaviour. We’ve gone thru’ a lot of chaos with the 2 unhinged tenants & the ‘trolls’ out back; but we kept walking & perservered…. 

Then that fateful August last year when you ‘alligator death rolled’ out of your Kitty Holster & ran & I had that massive seizure changed everything. Thankfully friends came to our aid & Molly dog saved you from running onto our busy street & being injured or worse!

We changed walking areas & yet another ‘troll’ scared the crap out of you & we gave up walking. Winter was closing in anyway which was all right with me. You stopped overgrooming in November but restarted in March when we started walking again. So back to the Vetman & he suggested Apoquel which worked not only to stop the overgrooming it helped your IBD & you were doing so well. But I can’t afford $125. a month for that medication on top of the $125. I spend monthly on your Rx foods & meds. So you are back to over grooming & acting out & over vocalizing. I’m trying my best for you Purrince Siddhartha  but I feel like I’m failing. Some days I can’t walk very much & you are so irritated when you can’t be outside for long. You no longer like the condo. You act like you don’t even like me.  I lose my temper because I’m so frustrated; not because I don’t love you ‘littul man’. I LOVE you so much, yet we argue far too much. And the icing on the cake: I’ve found two growths on 2 of your ribs on right side (where you’ve over groomed). When I touch that spot you flinch….I am now terrified you either have fractured ribs or Cancer or G-D knows what….

So this coming Monday we are going to see VetMan & I’m going to ask for bloodwork to be done; for him to examine your ribs; even X-ray your ribs. I have saved enough money to get this done so I can find out for certain what is wrong with you. If the rib issue is the cause of the over grooming &/or the over vocalization. I need answers; we need answers. Whatever the outcome of this appointment is I will do all I can for you. At this point you have a 50/50 chance of being with me a month from now. My heart is breaking in pieces pondering your fate. But like all my beloved felines before you, if you are terminally ill or need something I can’t provide I will NOT let you suffer. Your welfare is my 1st priority. It always has been…. I love you with all my heart my sweet ‘Purr-amedic’ & that will never change…..

Today I made a decision to DROP the name ‘Henry’ from your name as the person who wanted you to have that name has left our life. You were originally Purrince Siddhartha & always will be. With all my Love, LadyMum 

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82 comments on “Letter of Love to Purrince Siddhartha

  • hello purrince siddhartha its dennis the vizsla dog hay yoo and yore mama shoor ar lukky to hav eetch other i no that yore mama wil tayk gud kayr of yoo no matter wot the deel is with yore ribs and those bumpeez!!! i am sending lots of vizsla tail wags for yoo to be all rite and the hipster kitties send purrs!!! ok bye

    • Mee-you Dennis gguess what?? Mee not goin to Vet Man tomorrow; hee not goin to bee there. An both Mumma Mary-Wllen an Aunty Sheila have to werk rest of month so no ride available…Mee sorta happy mee not goin fur thee car ride…mee hopess mee can get more Apoquel fur mee over groomin (an it helpss mee I-Bee-dee!)
      Fank youss’ fur thee tail wagss an *purrsss*. Yur thee BEST!
      ***nose bumpsss*** Purrince Siddhartha xXXx

  • Dear Purrince Siddhartha, I Marvelous, Kozmo, Jo Jo, Ninja and Angel Queen Penelope send you many many purrayers that you are A-OK. That the things on your chest are what is bothering you and it is nothing very serious.
    We also send your Lady Mom Hugs and Strength!
    Purrs
    Marv

    • May Buudha Kat bless ALL of you Marvellous an Kozmo an JoJo an Ninja! An many fankss Angel Queen Penelope fur yur purrayerss….mee all so hopess thee bumpss are nuthin seereus!
      An LadyMum sendss her grattytude an fankss to all of youss’ all so.
      ~~~head rubsss~~~ Purrince Siddhartha~~~

    • Thank you Sue & the Sensational Six!! I too, hope all Siddhartha’s problems can be explained & dealt with.
      He was scared & ran off & I managed to get back to place & find him at patio door yowling. 2 friends helped me & we got him inside & then I had a seizure. I’m so done with this place 😦
      Thank G-d for friends like you!!
      {{{hugs}}} Sherri-Ellen

  • dood…..we ask st francis ta watch over ewe N help see ewe thru thiz…him will send az manee blessingz as ewe knead; even sum spare; heez kewl like that…N pleez tell mum ta chek round with local agenceez that help with vet billz N de like; her can google “help with vet billz” N they can point her in de rite directshun ~~~ we hope all iz well ♥♥

    • Mee-you Tabbiess iss wunderfull to see youss’ today! What a day it has been. An mee will take ALL thee blessinss an sum spare with FANKSS!!! Mee was scared out back an gotted out of mee clothess an ran off. LadyMum hollered butt mee was gone….when shee came to thee patio there mee was yowlin to get inn! Two furendss gotted us back inn an Ladymum syringed mee with water an Bach’ed mee earss an had a ‘seizey’….wee spent most of afternoon inn bed with fan on snuggullin! Mee iss feelin better now.
      An LadyMum sayss FANKSS fur thee advice an shee will Googull ‘help with Vet billss’ fur sure!
      ***nose rubsss*** Purrince Siddhartha xxXxx

  • Oh we are SO sorry that you are both going through such a hard time. We are crossing everything you’ve got that a solution can be found for the various issues. Sending lots of purrs and love.

    Everyone at The Poupounette

    • Mee-you Chan Kittiess an Numburr #1 an Tommy doggie an Vee Horsess iss luvley to see youss’ here. Has been a ruff ‘go’ fur both mee an LadyMum. Pawss crossed Vet Man can sort mee out. Mee got scared bye a nasty man out back ran away today….was found on patio yowlin. Once mee an LadyMum gotted inn, shee had a ‘seizey’. So wee gotta find a new place to walk again?! PHOOEY!!!
      **nose rubsss** to all, Purrince Siddhartha xxxXxxx

  • Awww little dude, we do hope things get better and know that we’re purring really hard fur mew buddy!

    Big hugs

    B&TBT xox

    • Mee-you Basil mee furend guess what mee found? Thee lammynated foto that LadyMum used when yur Mumma did her long distance healin on mee!!! Mee iss usin thee foto again. Pleeze keep **purrin** fur mee with mee grattytude to all of youss’!!!
      ***nose bumpsss*** Purrince Siddhartha xXxXx

    • There are always choices & possibilities Kristiina & Kosmo. However not all the options maybe affordable or workable. So I have to be realistic about whatever the results are. I need answers & affordable solutions…..we shall see what happens…
      (((hugs))) Sherri-Ellen

  • Such a sweet letter from a loving Mom to her “heart kitty” and we hope and pray that there is not something horribly wrong with Siddhartha……but if there is, and he is suffering we know you will put his needs first and won’t let him suffer. It’s what we do for our furbabies even if our hearts break. You and Siddhartha have been through SO much. I’ve always said that you two needed each other for many reasons and even though it’s been a hard road for BOTH of you, I think it was “meant to be”. We will await more word…..and until then send you love, hope and light.

    Hugs, Pam and Teddy too

    • LadyMum SURE poured her heart inn to thee letter didn’t shee Teddy an Lady Pam?? When mee red it mee gotted leeky eyes. Shee reelly LUVSS mee an does not want mee to suffer. Mee hopes Vet Mann can sort mee out; mee not want to go to Pure Land yet…
      An LadyMum an mee are ‘meant to bee’ fur sure!
      ~~~head rubsss~~~ Purrince Siddhartha~~~

      • Sweet Purrrrince, I think your work here is NOT done by a long shot. Mom and I believe you and your Ladymum need each other in ways even you two don’t understand. Be brave – be a good boy – be patient………and know that you are TRULY loved!

        Hugs, Teddy and Mom

        • Mee-you Teddy mee iss beein sorta payshunt (mee needss to werk on this) an mee iss beein brave fur sure! An mee feelss thee LUV frum all ’round thee werld!! It bringss tearss to mee eyess an LadyMum’ss!!! LUV sure iss powerfull issn’t it Teddy?
          ***nose bumpsss*** Purrince Siddhartha xXXx

  • Oh, no, my sweet Little best furriend, it’s not your time yet! You and your sweet LadyMum have had terrible years and now it’s time to heal for the both of you and healing goes over rough paths, but you already knew that. You both hang in there, we shall purray and send my strongest Healing Pawkisses for you and your LadyMum to feel better soon and let me add a little purring too as I like to do that a lot since my history of last week💗💗💗

    • Mee not want to go littul Binky….just lie you mee wants to bee here. Butt mee has not been 100% purr cent an LadyMum iss turribullee wurried. You know how our Hu’manss are…an thee werst year was bee-tween 1-2 yearss of age befur mee I-Bee-Dee was diagnosed. Last Dee-cemburr with thee Pancreatitis was no picknick either, butt wee got thru’ it.
      Yur ***paw kissesss*** an ❤ will carry mee thru'. Mee sendss POTP an Buudhist purrayerss of healin an **purrsss** to you deerest furend!!!
      Let'ss ***purr*** together okay???
      ~~head rubsss~~ Purrince Siddhartha~~

  • Oh Man this is an ‘oh crap’ moment!!! It does sound to me more like cysts than the dreaded “C” as they would be painful and uncomfortable for the little man. Keeping the prayers coming for you both that something simple can be found to fix the problem and keep us in formed because I am sure that we all will be happy to help you out with the cost….little amounts from friends build up to big amounts. Be Positive Sis it will work out ok… Rachel ,Nick and Speedy ❤ ❤ ❤

    • Hi Sis & Nick & Speedy!! Things better bl**dy well work out! I’m at wits’ end. Was walking Purrince Siddhartha @ 12 & all was well til 1 of tenants purposely scared the sh*t out of the cat. Siddhartha got out of vest & t-shirt & ran away! I threw clothes, lead & keys down. Amanda let me into Common Room & I stumbled thru there out to front of building. Screaming for Siddhartha & he was on patio yowling to be let in….I am positively sure I HATE this place. When 1 a$$hat stops; another starts!
      Had to syringe Siddhartha a lot & rubbed Bach’s in ears AFTER the seizure I had. I can barely walk I’m so sore….Pass the ‘Kitty Valium’ please!
      {{hugs}} Sherri-Ellen & **nose rubsss** Purrince Siddhartha xXx

        • Rachel I was gobsmacked when I came out of the front door to building & saw him pacing back & forth & yowling at the door!! It was like Molly was still with him; guiding him to safety. Once we were both inside I had a mighty seizure…spent all afternoon in bed…
          And don’t get me started on people here. A$$hat is a drinker & his GF hates ‘black’ cats…need I say more??
          ❤ Sherri-Ellen & Purrince Siddhartha ❤

    • Mee-you Summer an Lady Janiss at leest Ladymum luvss mee an will bee with mee on Monday. Shee has her questshunss reddy. An if mee needss testss shee iss goin to get them dun. Fur now wee just beein calm an playin toyss an goin fur walkss an snuggullin ALOT!!!
      ***nose kissesss*** Purrince Siddhartha xXXx

  • Siddhartha and LadyMum, we are so sorry things are tough right now. LadyMum, your letter was beautiful in its honesty. Please don’t assume the worst; we are purring and praying and hoping and wishing that all goes well at the Vet Man tomorrow. Please know we love you both lots!

    • Hello Kevin & Tracey & girls: Purrince Siddhartha sees Vet Man on MONDAY…I’m not assuming anything; just considering the possibilities. I want to be wrong this time!!! Totally wrong…fingers crossed!
      {{hugs}} Sherri-Ellen & ~~head rubsss~~ Purrince Siddhartha ~~

  • What a touching letter 😦
    It’s snickers anniversary today and he said there is no room at rainbow bridge so Siddhartha cannot go there for YEARS yet ,don’t even think about it !!
    It’s most likely cysts ,cancer isn’t usually painful to touch
    And I would think that grooming cancerous lumps would be the last thing he would feel like doing !
    Maybe they are like the dermatafibromas I had , non cancerous tumors.
    Sending healing vibes for Siddhartha ,and strength vibes for you
    Love you both loads
    Xxx

    • Oh Eevee I sure hope you are right & I’m wrong!!! I am now so worried for him. And I am sorry about Snickers…..I KNOW how much you loved that dog. I hope he is right about no room @ The Bridge!
      Purrince Siddhartha sends his ~~head rubsss~~ an ❤ to you Aunty~~
      And I send you Love & ((hugs)) to the Moon & back, Sherri-Ellen

  • My dearest Sherri-Ellen and Purrince Nephew, I know this was a very hard letter to write, and your honesty is admirable. I will happily help in the same manner as I did with Nylablue. Just let me know what you find out after your vet visit. With the overgrooming, Siddhartha may have overstimulated some pores and caused some cysts or fat deposits. Please do not jump to the worst conclusion. It angers me that nothing can be done about the “crazies” who reside in your complex. I know how much the walks help Siddhartha, and I am happy that Mary Ellen has been able to help with that some. If having a larger kitty condo would help, let me know, and I will help make that happen. You and Siddhartha belong together. You are in my daily prayers as is Siddhartha, and that will never change. I love you both dearly and am sending lots of love and hugs today and all the Kitties Blue send POTP. XOXO, Aunty Janet 💗💖💝💞💜💕😘💐

    • Dearest Janet I am crying as I read your comment. Your generosity & kindness is boundless & I am so humbled by your support. When I know something, you will know. I SO-O hope you are right about the cysts.
      And I do my best to keep the ‘littul Purrince’ away from the ‘crazies’. This year he has been safe so far which makes this over grooming issue even more mysterious?!?!?
      Thank you for the offer of a bigger condo. First let me find out what is exactly wrong with him & then we can figure out the rest.
      I agree that Purrince Siddhartha & I are a team & belong together. I can’t imagine Life w/out him at this point.
      I can feel the ❤ love ❤ & (((hugs))) & it feels lovely.
      Love & {{{hugs}}} Sherri-Ellen & ~~~head rubsss~~~ neffkitty Siddhartha~~~

      • I wish you could find a different place to live or at least a different place to walk your Prince that is safer than your apartments. Is there someplace you could drive him to that wouldn’t be so scary? I think your neighbors enjoy tormenting you and him and you need time away from them.
        If you do need help with a bigger condo, I would be able to help a little. But I’m not certain that’s what he needs. My cat stays in and is very vocal but she shows no desire to go outside (even though I have bought her a halter and a stroller). She just talks a lot and wants to be with me. I think that Siddhartha just needs all your attention and he worries when you have seizures. You need to assure him that you will still be there. Unless something is seriously wrong with him, but I think he is just worried about you even as much as you are worried about him.
        He loves you.
        Patzy ❤

        • Hello Patzy an Juliea I can’t afford to move. I don’t drive. And Purrince Siddhartha would not enjoy being driven anywhere to walk as he doesn’t like being in a car. I appreciate your ideas; however I live here & I will NOT be forced out by mentally unstable people. If anything else happens I am calling the Police….I can fight dirty also. Purrince Siddhartha LOVES to walk so we will walk in between the 2 buildings. No one bothers us there.
          I also appreciate the offer of help with the Condo. I think we will be ok with the one he has. Now that this has happened, he is enjoying the Condo again. That is a good thing!
          We will get thru this; we always do. And I love him as much as he loves me.
          (((hugs))) Sherri-Ellen & ~~head rubsss~~ Purrince Siddhartha~~

          • Good for you! Don’t give up and keep fighting those bad people as much as you can. Get restraining orders against them. Then you will have more clout when and if you need to call the police. There are low income attorneys that can help you.

            Guess what? I went for my first and second stroller rides around the neighborhood yesterday. I won’t wear a harness to walk though. I scream very loudly like it’s choking me to death. It isn’t but I put my foot down at the harness. It’s the same kind you wear Prince and I have two sizes. But nope, I’m not wearing it. I sure liked the enclosed stroller rides though and mommy needs the exercise since her doggy crossed over. It was cool!

  • This is a heart touching love letter. Lucky you Purrince Siddhartha. With all our love we hope that you have nothing serious and overcome it soon. Looking forward to hear your good news. Yu me brav frind get well zuun. Luv yu.

    • Mee-you Blackberry an Lady Fatos mee iss lucky to have LadyMum…mee iss hopin there iss nuthin reelly wrong with mee. Mee will bee brave an will do what Vet Man sayss…mee purromisess!
      ***nose rubsss*** Purrince Siddhartha xXx

    • Thank you Rebby an McDuff! I am keeping all my parts crossed at this point. Losing Purrince Siddhartha would me the last straw for me….
      Sending you good wishes & love & POTP & prayers. I’m always ‘here’ for you!!!
      (((hugs))) Sherri-Ellen

  • No, no, no! This is NOT good news. BFF, you have to be okay. For LadyMum, especially. Wait a second. If Henry is gone, are you not my Siddhartha Henry Penry?! This is all too much to take in at once. I have full faith that the doctor is going to give you the all-clear. ❤ ❤ ❤ *ear licks* Noodle

    • Mew mew mew oh Noodle mee Moodle it ISS a lot to take inn! Mee can bee yur Siddhartha Martha….mew mew mew….or how about Siddhartha Dhartha??
      An mee hopess VetMan can fix mee over groomin problem an that thee bumpss are not evil….*gulpsss*
      **ear licksss** an ~~head rubsss~~ yur Siddhartha Martha~~

  • Oh Prince Siddhartha, this is such a fine letter you have received from your mom, and I know why she has sent it. Fear not, all will be well at the Vet Man, and a remedy will be found for the grooming over and bowel issues. I’ve changed foods to help my weight, which is due to too many carbs which come strangely enough from my vet food for urinary crystals. A high er protein diet with less carbs actually helps. Exactly what a mouse died does, Mol seems like God knew what he was doing, huh.with our old horse, too many cards and not enough work caused no end of issues, including itching. Maybe yours is the same? Anyways, good will out and your mom needs and loves you very much…
    Toodle pips and purrs
    Erin

    • Mee-you ERin mee agreess about thee letter! Mee all most fell off thee couch when mee red it when shee was at counsellin today. When LadyMum ree-terned mee ~~~head rubbed~~~ her sumfing silly!!! Then wee went out fur 2 walkss an lotss of bird watchin! Mee iss on Royal Canin GI Moderate Calorie kibbull an wet food bee-cause of thee I-Bee-Dee. Maybee mee needss sumfing new? Wee will see ERin….Ladymum sayss shee iss rulin nuthin out at this point 😉
      ***nose kissesss*** Purrince Siddhartha xXx

  • Little Prince & LadyMum – we are purraying and sending POTP to both of you that all will be well. Little Binky had a wonderful miracle, and you can too !

    • Jean I hope you are right about the bumps. I try to enjoy Siddhartha but when he is over vocalizing at the top of his lungs or throwing up for no reason or trying to escapse I worry. The ‘Littul Purrince’ is not right. We DID have a good day today…thankfully…
      (((hugs))) Sherri-Ellen

    • Many fankss Lafy Marjorie an Harvey Buttons an Miranda an thee Gang yur kind werdss soothed mee a lot. Mee will bee cur-agee-uss an will fite thee good fite!
      Fankss fur yur sue-poort!
      ~~~head rubsss~~~ Purrince Siddhartha Henry~~~

  • Oh Sherri-Ellen. I too type through tears. We can’t give up yet. Let us know what the vet person says, and if it can be fixed with $, I know many will be willing to help however they can. Love to you both.

    • Hello Amy, Xena & Lucy I am not giving up. I just wanted to let everyone know that Purrince Dharth has not been right for most of the year. I hope I am wrong about everything & Vet Man can sort our ‘Littul Purrince’ out!!
      (((hugs))) & ❤ Sherri-Ellen & **nose kissesss** Purrince Dharth xXx

    • Double CRAP is right Brian & the Gang! I am hoping I am totally wrong about the bumps! Hoping I can find a way to afford the Apoquel if needed…just hoping for a miracle of some sort. My heart is breaking a bit more every day…..
      Love to all there, Sherri-Ellen & Purrince Siddhartha ❤ ❤

  • Oh no my friends. My heart breaks for the two of you going through all of this. I wish I could transport there at a snap of hoof and be with you. Know that you have all of our love and prayers in hope that something can be done. Sending major hogs and snout kisses. XOXO – Bacon

    • Mee-you mee wishess you were here with mee all so Unccle Bacon. Butt mee feelss yur LUV an mee iss brave….
      An if anyone can sort fingss out it iss Vet Man!!! 😉
      **nose bumpsss** neffkitty Siddhartha xXXx

  • Oh, Dear me. This is just heartwrenching to read, and ponder over. I hope and pawray that its something simple and easy to remedy, so that you can spend many moons and earth/sun orbits with your beloved LadyMum.
    Tons of hugs and love and POTP going out from here…
    (((((((((( ♥ ))))))))))

    • Mee agreess with you Pipo an Dalton. Mee has not been rite this yeer an now LadyMum iss REELLY wurried as I get werse….mee has even scared meeself. Fank you fur all thee POTP an Luv…it meenss thee werld to mee.
      ~~~head rubsss~~~ Purrince Siddhartha~~~

  • I am in tears as I write this. I know Angel Phoebe is waiting for you, but she doesn’t want you to join her yet. I will be praying constantly for you and that it is something treatable. Could it by fatty deposits? or did a chippy bite you while you were in your condo? I am so worried now, I pray it is not cancer. XO

    • I am sorry Ellen to upset you. And I don’t want Siddhartha to join Phoebe either….I just don’t know what to think. So much is going on with him & I need answers. The bumps are definitely NOT bites. They are VERY hard so I’m not sure about fatty deposits….I too am praying I am wrong…G-D let me be wrong for once in my Life!!!!!
      ((((hugs)))) Sherri-Ellen & ***nose kissesss*** neffkitty Siddhartha xXx

  • my heart is in pieces too and my tears are running… and I hope there is a way to help PSH and you…. you are one of the people with a heart of gold you take care for others and you help out even when it brings pains to you… and you give so much for and to others… so I hope there is something good what comes to you too…

    • Many thanks Katty for your hearfelt words. I hope something affordable can be done for Purrince Siddhartha’s over grooming & that the bumps on his ribs are benign or just fatty depostis like Jean suggested. All we can do is hope for a ‘pawsitive’ outcome right?
      (((hugs))) Sherri-Ellen

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