by Janet Blue on October 28, 2021

Please accept our apologies for this late post. The reason is our
final thankful, which cut into Mom’s writing time. She’s old and got
tired and blurry eyed before she could finish this last night.

Sawyer Thankfuls

Wednesday a week ago sucked, as we eluded to in a previous post! Sawyer had an appointment with Dr. Neel but never made it there. He started biting and scratching Mom as soon as he saw the PTU. Dad wasn’t home to help. Once on the road, Mom hit a curb with her right front wheel and shredded her tire. As she had to wait for AAA, she had Chris come and pick Sawyer up and take him home. Mom had to reschedule Sawyer’s appointment for yesterday.

Mr. InnocentLuckily for Mom, Dad was home this time and got Sawyer in the PTU. Sawyer did not do his usual PTU pooping trick. And he was a purrfect gentleman for Dr. Neel. Now that was the trifecta of thankfuls.

Sawyer has been having seizures more often (every 7 to 10 days). His last one was Monday morning. So, he had blood drawn for a phenobarbital monitoring profile as well as an FeLV antigen and FIV antibody combo test. The final two checks were to make certain he did not pick up either disease during his walkabout.

We are so late with this post that Mom just heard from Dr. Neel. The FeLV and FIV tests were negative. Yippee! His liver and kidney function and glucose levels are all good. His pheno level was in the therapeutic range but has gone down several points. So we are going to up his dosage slightly. That’s definitely oodles of thankfuls!

Another thankful is for Sawyer’s weight gain. He weighed in at 9.1 pounds. After his walkabout he only weighed 6.88 pounds.

Giulietta Thankfuls

This note was on yesterday’s vet bill along with a charge of zero for Giulietta’s euthanasia.

The lack of a charge was nice, but the message truly touched our hearts.

The other thankful with reference to Giulietta can be seen in this photo.



We received the beautiful ornament/suncatcher (accompanied by the note) from Sharon, Noelle, Reesie and Raz (our family at Friends Furever). The note, written as if from Giulietta, made Mom tear up. Mom has hung the ornament above her head on the bed post, and we all now have Giulietta looking over us when we go to sleep at night. It’s a comforting feeling.

The Final Thankful

This is Mom and Dad’s thankful, and we are unsure how we feel about it. Last night they met with a possible new cat sitter. We love our Treat Lady Chris, but she cannot come four times a day to give Sawyer his meds. Mom has not been outside the city limits in three years, and she and Dad would like to go to Atlanta to spend Thanksgiving with Dad’s nephew and family.

The sitter’s name is Kit, and she is very nice. We all made an appearance and most of us hung out the entire time, especially Cooper and Kizmet. In fact, Kizmet made a fool of herself by kissing, head bonking and playing with Kit. Kitten’s have no self-restraint. Anyhoo, she only lives two blocks away and can handle the requirements with regard to Sawyer. This isn’t a done deal, but we expect we will be “fending for ourselves” for the holiday. Here’s hoping we can train this Kit person to be Treat Lady #2.

We are participating in the Thankful Thursday blog hop at Brian’s Home. If you would like to do the same, click on his badge.


Once again we must apologize to Angel Sammy and Teddy for not posting a poem today. Mom says she will try to have it for tomorrow’s post, but she’s not making any promises. Of course, she isn’t. She’s such a slacker! Sorry Mom, you know it’s true!

So that’s it for today.

Purrs & paw-pats, Misty May, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy, Sawyer & Kizmet




Raven Indulgedfurries October 29, 2021 at 4:59 pm

It’s wonderful that you have so many thankfulls. Hopefully bumping Sawyer’s meds up a bit is all he needs to get better control of his seizures. Paws crossed!

Marv and Mom October 28, 2021 at 9:59 pm

What a ton of wonderful thankfuls! Sometimes things seem so awful and the good things help us put them into perspective. We are so glad that your Peeps have found a new Treat Lady that can handle Sawyer and we are glad that he was good for the vet and his numbers are better. We hope you have a marfellously happy evening and a terrific sleep with your angel over your head!
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Sue Brandes October 28, 2021 at 7:08 pm

Sending prayers for Sawyer. That was so nice of the vet. So pretty.

Ellen Pilch October 28, 2021 at 6:44 pm

That is a lot of things to be thankful for. I am glad Sawyer has gained weight. Hopefully more meds will help the seizures. XO
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Summer October 28, 2021 at 6:37 pm

Yes, you have a boatload of thankfuls this week!
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Marjorie at Dash Kitten October 28, 2021 at 4:52 pm

Oh you had me wiping away tears at your messages. How kind people are and what a beautiful gift too.

I m SO GLAD you have a treat person #2

The Island Cats October 28, 2021 at 4:46 pm

I hope the medication dose change helps Sawyer. And I hope the new sitter works out too. The sitters we used went out of business so the mom is looking for someone new. She doesn’t have any trips planned but she’s thinking ahead. Purrsonally, I think she should just stay home all the time with me. ~Ernie
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Mary McNeil October 28, 2021 at 4:16 pm

We are sorry to hear Sawyer (and Mom) havebeen having a tough time, but glad there are some things to be thankful for.

Xena and Lucy October 28, 2021 at 2:03 pm

Our mom shredded a tire the same way last week. And it had to do with a trip FROM the vet with Riley. She has AAA, but decided to see if there was anyone in the roofing company where she pulled into their parking lot after the curb incident. One of the owners came out and changed her tire for her! She told him when she needs a new roof in the next few years she will be back (hopefully without needed a tire, too, BOL!) So she’s thankful for that.
And we’re all thankful for Sawyer’s lab test results. XOX Xena and Lucy
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Brian Frum October 28, 2021 at 1:38 pm

How awful about the scratching and clawing thing and hitting the curb, but that was a nice bunch of thankfuls! I can sense the reluctance on the pet sitter, all you need is an escape artist making a dash for it. Thanks for joining our Thankful Thrusday Blog Hop!
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Meezer'sMews&TerrieristicalWoofs October 28, 2021 at 1:15 pm

Those thankfuls made me thankful too! Last Wednesday must have been horrible, but glad that this time round it all went well.
Hope the med adjustment will be helpful for Sawyer. We are pawyering for you!

Giulietta’s memorial is so lovely.

We do hope that Kitty Sitter #2 will be ‘purrfect’ and a good fit for your needs, so that you can go away with peace of mind, and be able to relax!
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Loulou October 28, 2021 at 12:40 pm

Hey, you guys (and gals), YOUR MAMA IS NOT OLD. If you were trying to put YOUR feisty mama in a mama-holder to take her to HER doc, she might spit and hiss, too, right? So have some empathy! But boy, are we thankful for your good health report, and mama says there are some new meds for cats that you might have already seen.They are mentioned in this websitehttps://www.thesprucepets.com/managing-cats-with-epilepsy-3384728
We are probably no help at all but we love Sawyer!!!!!!
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Canadian Cats October 28, 2021 at 12:23 pm

We all have so much to be thankful for. Now to find the most shiny pearl in the dozens of yucky ones.
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Sandee October 28, 2021 at 11:29 am

Healing hugs to Sawyer.

I’m glad you didn’t get hurt heading to the vet. Yikes that’s scary. We love AAA too. So good to have.

Fingers crossed that Kit works out.

Have a fabulous Thankful Thursday. Scritches all around and a hug to mom. ♥
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Teddy and Mom October 28, 2021 at 11:01 am

It was worth waiting for – this Thankful post of yours…..lots of wonderful thankfuls indeed from Sawyer’s tests being good to having a possible really nice new kitty sitter so Mom and Dad can go away on a much needed break, AND of course we totally think the Loving Gesture of not charging you for Giulietta’s farewell is lovely. As lovely as the suncatcher that Miss Sharon sent……we are sending something as well but as is the case often these days it will be a few days before it can come to you. The main thing is that right now – your world is in a good place – for kitties AND humans. We have a feeling Miss Kit is going to be a PERFECT sitter for you Kitties Blue. Your parents have had a LOT to deal with and deserve a break!!!

Hugs, Teddy and Mom too
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The Florida Furkids October 28, 2021 at 10:52 am

We think these are all FABULOUS thankfuls!!! We are also very happy Sawyer got to his appointment and that he got a good report.

We had no idea that that beautiful note would come with our gift. We are so happy that you like it!!!

The Florida Furkids with love and whisker kisses to Sawyer from Noelle who would love to snuggle with Sawyer!
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