Mom has shared dozens of photos of various Kitties Blue in the antique dough bowl. It became a cat bed the moment it entered the house and has been enjoyed by several of us as well as our predecessors. Most of the time either Lily or Astrid is camped in it. Sometimes even Mauricio enjoys its coziness. On occasion Lisbeth stuffs herself into its confines. The humans were surprised, however, when I began lounging in it a couple of days ago.
Mom says that I am TOO BIG to be a bowler. I beg to differ. I say that I fit purrfectly. As we are in disagreement over this, she said I could post some photos and ask for the opinions of our readers.
Granted, I must curl up in a tight ball to fit. But what’s wrong with that? Don’t all bowlers need a ball? MOL! I crack myself up!
So what do you think? Am I too big? Is the bowl too small? Or is it just right?
In unrelated news, Fiona asked me to say thanks for all the prayers, purrs and POTP. Mom appreciates all the suggestions and advice. The more she knows what has helped others treating a CKD kitty, the better prepared she is when she talks to Dr. Neel.
Today was not a good day with regards to Fiona. Dad held her on his lap for about a half an hour prior to trying to do her fluids. She was happy and relaxed, which seemed purrfect. But the moment Mom tried to insert the needle she threw a fit. Her anger and agitation escalated to the point where Dad had to pack her up in her PTU. Off to the vet they went. Dad says that she was, as usual, the purrfect patient and took her fluids without a peep of complaint.
It was suggested that Fiona picks up on some vibe from the humans that they are nervous and tense when they begin the procedure. Mom says that she doesn’t feel at all apprehensive until Fiona lashes out at her. At this point it might be Mom and Dad who need some of those purrs and prayers if y’all don’t mind too much.
So tomorrow is the Caturday Art blog hop. We will have a very special post. I hope you’ll join us.
Purrs and paw-pats, Calista Jo
Sometimes it is so hard being a kitty pawrent!! You are doing your best and I am sure all of us would be the same. Definitely sending you and Dad POTP!! xoxo
Silly girl…but a cute one!
Wow you are so sweet in that bowl! Is it fleece lined fur extra comfort?? MOL!
Sending along lots of purrs and pawyers fur Fiona and extra ones fur the Mom & Dad:)
Calista Jo I think you’ve got that in the bowl!
I think you fit perfectly. We will pray for your folks too.
You know how it is. If you fits you sits.
We think that bowl is purrfect for you…and don’t let your mom tell you otherwise. 🙂
As it’s said, if I fits, I sits! Our Mom certainly understands about having to give shots and medication and vibes that those require. There’s something about going in with the right frame of mind but that is hard, she says, and she is sending you the very best good thoughts.
That bowl looks like the purrfect spot for a kitty to chill out!
You fit purr-fectly ! In the cold you want to be curled up tight and snugly ! Maybe next July not so much !
I hope you don’t think this is a crazy suggestion, as I base it on personal experience : maybe an animal communicator could “talk” to Fiona about how and why she has to go through this. If Mom & Dad are sending off worried vibes, it is only because they love her so much and want only the best for her and not to do anything to hurt her.
The bowl looks like a perfect fit to me. More purrs for Fiona, and mum and dad too.
Mee-you Calista Jo mee finkss yur purrfect inn thee bowl..tote-tally rockin it!!!
An wee iss sorry Fiona iss unwell….An mee will do sum seereuss purrayin fur Aunty Janet an Pappaw to bee abull to do thee subbyQ on Fiona themselves….
***nose kissesss*** Siddhartha Henry xxxxxxxx
That bowl is absolutely purrfect! Sending purrs for Fiona! How traumatic to go through things like that for all of you.
We think you fit just purrfectly, or that the bowl fits purrfectly, briefly said everything is purrfect ! Kiss on your lovely nose from Zorro. Purrs
You look like a bowling beauty to me! Oh Fiona, what’s up girl? Give the peeps a break sweetie, they are trying to help.
Aw, don’t you let anyone tell you it’s not a purrfect fit! My goodness, if Freckles can do it, so can you! https://livingwithmyancestors.wordpress.com/2014/09/20/michelles-weekly-pet-challenge-8/
I think you fit just perfectly!
Healing purrz to Fiona. I had a Twitter furrend who used to take his cat to the vet every morning before work so they could pill him and give him fluids. Staffpurrson wasn’t even going to attempt it by himself. I believe he has a deal worked out with them.
You fit that bowl purrfectly!
Yes, cats are very sensitive and can pick up on all the emotions going on around them. Sending soothing purrs to Fiona.
Athena and Marie
I think that bowl fits you like a glove, Calista Jo!
We’ll send some extra purrs and prayer not only to Fiona, but also to her mom and dad! It’s good to hear that Fiona feels well enough to fight, but that certainly doesn’t make your job easy, Mom and Dad! Fiona sounds like how my parents’ cat Trapper acts when it comes to nail trims – Trapper is one chill dude, until nail trimming time, when he becomes 20 lbs of fury. The only solution we’ve found is to distract him with a snack of Cheez Whiz every time we trim his nails. Does Fiona like anything like that (cheese, yogurt, baby food?), that she can lap up as a distraction during fluids time? I so wish we could make our furbabies understand us, so that we could just tell them what we’re doing is for their own good. Well, we’ll certainly be sending lots of purrs and prayers to you!
calista joe….itz knot ewe thatz two big….which ewe R knot bye de way…. itz de bowl thatz two small….
N we R troo lee sorree fiona….& mom & dad two, we noe itz knot eazee…
R gal pal peanut ….her mom & dad had a ladee come in two adminsiter fluids; three timez a week; de ladee iza vet tech & onlee charged a small fee az de supplies were all reddy at peanut’s houz…. may bee ther iz sum wear in yur area that wood due thiz ?
heerz two a flathead sculpin kinda week oh end two all ♥♥♥
Isn’t there a cat saying “If I fit I sit or sleep in it” and you certainly fit purrfectly Calista Jo.You look very comfy and cozy in it.
Hugs to all and nose-kisses to my sweetheart Ms Lisbeth,
Calista Jo that bowl suits you purrfect !!
Sending lots of (((purrs))) to Fiona and to your humans too <3
Calista Jo I do believe that bowl is just PURRFECT for your napping and lounging. It’s about time it was used by more of the KB crew……aren’t you glad you discovered the joys of bowling? We’re sorry that Fiona is just plain NOT HAPPY with getting her SubQ at home……I’m thinking she loves visiting the vet so much that she’s more relaxed there than even in her own home!!! Anyway, we’re sending POTP to “Mom and Dad” because they do try so hard……..
You look comfy in that bowl Calista Jo.
I think you fit just right Goldilocks. 🙂
You fit perfectly into your bowl Fiona and it means you won’t have to share it with any other cats.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx
I think you fit perfectly, Calista Jo! And I have to agree with the vet, even if you humans don’t think you are sending out vibes, I bet you are anyway because Fiona knows that if she pitches a fit it will throw everything off with you guys… so she does. We kitties are hypersensitive and often know more about what is going on inside our humans than they do!
Calista Jo, can I join you in the bowl? I promise not to take up too much room! Also – to the Kitties Blue humans: we love you for all your good work and love you are doing for Fiona. Purrs and prayers for your continued love and patience, too.
CJ, you fit perfectly! You look so comfy.
And Mom, a vet tech suggested doing the sub-Q fluids in an area that isn’t a favorite spot. She also suggested on top of the washer or dryer since it is an easier reach for humans. Put a comfy towel on it to keep her warm.
Or you can “burrito” Fiona to prevent her lashing out.
She said that the cat will associate those spots with the sub-Q but will leave her favorite spots, favorites!
Sending purrs to Fiona x
I think ya fit just fine!
Sendin purrs for Fiona, and your peeps!
If a cat says he fits, when he fits. End of story.
I’m feeling for you and Fiona 🙁
You just fit. Your Mom just doesn’t understand. You have to fit a little snug. You should be able to lay in the bowl from now on.