by Janet Blue on January 14, 2018

Health Update

Before I show my selfie, Mom asked me to fill you in on what’s going on at our house. Holy carp…2018 continues to be one sucky year. We’d all like to turn the calendar back to 2017. Calista Jo is now sick. She was rushed off to the vet office today with a badly swollen and infected right eye. Mom had to put a warm, wet compress on it to help get the eye open. Her fever was not as high as Cooper Murphy’s was…only 104 degrees. She got sub-q fluids and an injection, and is now on the same antibiotics and antibiotic eye ointment as Cooper Murphy, who has two more days of medication. C.J. is now the one being confined to the living room.

As we did with Cooper Murphy, Mom, Dad and Kitties Blue are asking for purrs, prayers and POTP for Calista Jo. But more importantly, will you please pray that this infection doesn’t work it’s way through our entire fur family. Thank you.

Sunday Selfies: Week #179

I didn’t expect to be back with you again today, but I was the only one hanging out with Mom today. I really didn’t want to take this as you can see by my ears. This actually is the best of three photos I snapped.

Astrid hosts week #179 of Sunday Selfies.

Now that I have showed you mine, it is your turn. Here are a few guidelines if you are new to hopping or our hop.

  • The link to add your selfie to the hop is below.
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  • You do not need to be a cat to enter. All anipals are welcome regardless of species.
  • The hop remains open for entries through Thursday midnight.
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Happy Birthday

Sunday Selfies - Sophie Servos birthdayMom, Dad and all the Kitties Blue are sending a message to a very special friend, Mom Sophie, AKA LP, from Critters in the Cottage. Today is her birthday. We wish her much love, joy and blessings as she celebrates. Hope you can drop by her blog and wish her a happy birthday.

Thanks for joining us again today. We appreciate all the love and support.

Purrs and paw-pats, Astrid


{ 52 comments… read them below or add one }

LP January 16, 2018 at 11:15 am

We are sad to hear that sweet Calista Jo is now unwell with an eye infection. We know it sucks for her to be isolated from the others but that is best for everyone and only temporary for her until she is well again. We hope that is very soon! Also, we are still keeping Cooper Murphy in our thoughts and sending lots of love to him.
Thank you for the birthday wishes, Janet. We thanked you on our blog today 🙂

Sending lots of continued love and support to everyone and that includes your Mama,

Sophie and the critters in the cottage xo


speedyrabbit January 15, 2018 at 11:45 am

OMB what a way to start the year,hope CJ and CM have a full recovery soon,and you look pretty today,xx Speedy
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MrJackFreckles/Pipo/Angel-Minko January 15, 2018 at 2:05 am

Purrs, pawyers and POTP for Calista Jo and for all of you Kitties Blue to stay well.
Astrid that is some selfie!! Tee-hee!
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Linda Arthur Tejera January 14, 2018 at 7:15 pm

Oh, dear, so sorry to hear that the eye infection is traveling. Praying that all will be well and that no other kitties catch it. Lovely selfie!
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Melissa & Mudpie January 14, 2018 at 6:33 pm

You poor things! We’ll be purring for all of you!


Maggie January 14, 2018 at 6:17 pm

Oh no, poor Calista Jo! Purring and praying for a quick recovery and no more outbreaks.
Maggie, Mickey Mouser, and Rufus the Red
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Raven January 14, 2018 at 6:14 pm

Purrs to all of you that the sickie don’t run through the entire household. Your ears do look a bit less than thrilled to be doing a selfie today.
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Valentine January 14, 2018 at 5:07 pm

Oh no, Miss Janet! I’m sorry to hear Calista Jo is now sick. That is just not right that the Mew Year has started off this way for your family! I just hope that your anipals are on the mend. I cross my paws that no more of them or you get to feeling icky. Sending my luv.


The OP Pack January 14, 2018 at 4:43 pm

Lots of POTP for Calista Jo and Cooper for both to be doing much better soon.

Woos – Lightning, Misty, and Timber


Charles Huss January 14, 2018 at 4:38 pm

So sorry to hear that Calista Jo is now sick. I sure hope everything will be okay and the rest of the year will be better.


Deziz World January 14, 2018 at 4:23 pm

Gawjus selfie. We’re sendin’ hugs and purrayers fur all.

Luv ya’

Dezi and Raena
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caren gittleman January 14, 2018 at 3:52 pm

sending purrs and prayers to all of you and pray it doesn’t go through the entire family. I feel your pain, my oldest stepdaughter is facing a huge surgery soon and we are waiting for results of a mass they found in her. Sending prayers.


Mary McNeil January 14, 2018 at 3:27 pm

Purrayers and POTP to Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy and all the rest of the family – including humans.

Astrid, it is always a pleasure to see a tortie !


NylabluesMum January 14, 2018 at 3:19 pm

Mee-you mee sendss xtra POTP to cali Jo to get better soon!!! An mee iss purrayin to Buudha Kat to purrtect thee other katss frum thee icky eye innfeckshun there. PHOOEY this not bee a grate start to yur year at all Aunty Janet…mee iss sorry…..
An astrid yur selfie iss luvley; you should tak fotoss’ more offen.
An wee visited Critterss an Lady Sophie with Birthday wishess all ready. Mee on thee ball today, mew mew mew…..
Lotss of LUV an ***nose rubsss*** Siddhartha Henry xxxxxxxxxxx


Jan K January 14, 2018 at 2:15 pm

We are so sorry for your tough times and are sending all of our warm thoughts and prayers for a full recovery for everyone, and no more sickness there!


Hairballs and Hissyfits January 14, 2018 at 2:03 pm

So sorry to hear about the illnesses! Sending out lots of pawsitive energy! Good luck!


Random Felines January 14, 2018 at 1:26 pm

we are sending lots of purrs that everyone starts feeling better and no one else gets sick
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The Swiss Cats January 14, 2018 at 1:24 pm

We cross our paws that the infection doesn’t spread to the rest of the family. We send tons of healing purrs to Calista Jo and hope she feels better soon. Zorro send her special healing kisses. Purrs


Canadian Cats January 14, 2018 at 1:16 pm

2018 is not great at the Blue house for sure. We are so sorry things are so miserable. Cooper Murphy and Calista Jo we place purrs and big hugs from mom on you both and wish the warmer weather would appear and help out the health problems of yours.

Shoko, Kali and Jean
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Basil January 14, 2018 at 12:43 pm

Guys we’re so sorry that 2018 has been crappy so far and send many many healing purrs…

We just popped offur the the Critters page and left BD wishes! <3

Big hugs

Basil & Co xox
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Jackie Avery January 14, 2018 at 11:51 am

It was good for you to step up for the selfie, Astrid, even though you didn’t really want to.
I am sending good thoughts for Calista Jo to soon feel lots better, and for the infection to stay away from the rest of you.
Memories of Eric and Flynn


Brian Frum January 14, 2018 at 11:45 am

That’s a very nice selfie! We’re all sending purrs and prayers to sweet Calista Jo and we sure hope she feels better super soon.
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Annabelle January 14, 2018 at 10:47 am

Oh my the first 14 days of January have given you more than you should have had to handle! We are sending all types of purrs and prayers that everything settles down and everyone returns to good health very quickly. purr purr purr


BJ January 14, 2018 at 9:26 am

Sorry you are off to a bad start for 2018. Kitty prayers for a quick turnaround to a better year, full of health and good mews.


Jeanne Foguth January 14, 2018 at 9:22 am

Astrid, I’m so very sorry to hear that 2018 has been such a health crisis for your family. Mr. M is organizing purrs, prayers for Calista Jo’s eye, Cooper Murphy’s complete recovery and limiting for that horrid infection.


purrjamm cats January 14, 2018 at 9:11 am

So sorry to hear this. We too are going through sickness in our family. Mr. Chivers had an URI last month, went away and is now back in full force. He is on medications to. We are sending prayers and hugs your way for a super speedy recovery. Stay healthy and eat well furiends. Purrs


Ellen Pilch January 14, 2018 at 9:08 am

I am sorry Calista Jo is sick now, I will add her to my prayer list. Nice selfie Astrid. And I will head over to wish our friend Sophie a Happy Birthday. XO


The Island Cat January 14, 2018 at 8:34 am

That’s a great selfie, Astrid. Jeez, we’re sorry to hear that Calista Jo is now sick. That seems to happen a lot…one cat gets a cold…everybuddy does. We sure hope that’s not the case and Calista Jo feels better soon. Happy Birthday to LP! We love her…she’s one of our favorite humans. 🙂
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The Florida Furkids January 14, 2018 at 8:27 am

We’re sending purrs and prayers out to Calista Jo and to ALL the Kitties Blue to stay HEALTHY.

The Florida Furkids with tons of love and kisses and healthy vibes to Mau from Allie
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Pam Greer January 14, 2018 at 7:52 am

Oh no, I hope Calista Jo gets better quick and no other kitty cats get that yucky infection!! Sending lots of prayers and purrs.


The Menagerie Mom January 14, 2018 at 7:43 am

We are sending many, many, many purrs and prayers to Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy, and all of you! We want nothing more than Calista Jo and Cooper Murphy to recover, and for the rest of the Kitties Blue to remain free of this nasty infection. Astrid, your selfie is lovely. Do be sure to give your mom and dad lots of extra cuddles, as we can only imagine how stressful this all must be for them. Purrs and prayers!
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Scylla, Fenris, Tuiren, YinYang & Chimera (ATCAD) January 14, 2018 at 7:36 am

We are so sorry that Calista Jo is now sick, we are sending healing purrs to her and Cooper Murphy we have our paws crossed both will be better soon and that no one else in your family gets sick.

Fixing to head off to wish LP a Happy Birthday, thank you for letting us know.

You did a great job hosting Astrid, we hope to see you again soon.
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Roby Sweet January 14, 2018 at 7:13 am

Oh no! Poor Calista Jo. We are sending purrs, prayers, and everything else we can think of so she will get better and no one else will get sick.
Love, Roby & the Real Cats


Timmy Tomcat January 14, 2018 at 6:36 am

Astrid sorry we did not say how wonderful you looked today. Miss Fitz says airplane ears are a purrogative of a lady cat.
Timmy and Family
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Timmy Tomcat January 14, 2018 at 6:34 am

On no! We send all of our purrs and prayers to Calista Jo and Cooper Murphy. It is terrible that this infection is running through some of the family. The stress of needing to get different kitties to the vet is something we have been dealing with so know how it feels.
Love, Purrs and Prayers to all
Timmy, Dad Pete and Family
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Deb Barnes January 14, 2018 at 6:25 am

I’m so sorry to hear of all the ailments at your house with your precious kitties. Purrs and Prayers being sent your way for a speedy recovery from the Zee/Zoey gang.


Athena January 14, 2018 at 6:03 am

We are so sorry to hear that you are going through such a horrible time.

Sending you healing thoughts and purrs xx
Athena and Marie
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Teddy January 14, 2018 at 5:10 am

We’re just SAD that the totally mean eye infection Sawyer had is working it’s way around the house there. We hope CJ is the last one to have to deal with it – at least we know that the Blue Hospital is well equipped and willing to work with patients there to get them fixed up ASAP. Hope that’s the END of it though…..for all of your sakes!! Happy Sunday to everyone……….

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Little Binky and Granny January 14, 2018 at 3:56 am

So sorry to hear that Calista Jo is sick now, KittiesBlue. Seems that nothing every comes in one 🙁 Sending lots of Healing Pawkisses your way and Purrayers to feel better soon <3 <3 <3
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Harvey Button January 14, 2018 at 3:30 am

Miss Janet our best wishes are heading your way and we will give the infection a black eye. (I would say this is stronger terms but Mum says this is a public forum and even infections need to beaten to a pulp quietly and politely).

Get well soon Calista Jo and Sawyer.

* nosetaps *

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Lone Star Cats January 14, 2018 at 3:20 am

Sendin purrs for Calista Jo!
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Summer January 14, 2018 at 2:52 am

I’m sending lots of purrs to Calista Jo – and more purrs to keep this infection away from everyone else! You guys don’t need to start off 2018 any worse than it already has.
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The J-Cats January 14, 2018 at 2:51 am

Oh, poor Calista Jo! That really sucks. Trixie is prone to eye infections so we know!
Purraying it gets better quickly and doesn’t spread to the others.
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TONYA WOODRUFF January 14, 2018 at 2:15 am

We are sending loads of purrs, purrayers, and POTP to you. sweet Calista Jo. Seems like 2018 is off on the wrong paw for several of us. HISS!!


Noodle January 14, 2018 at 1:34 am

We are sending lots and lots of purrs and prayers and we did our “make it better” dance so rest assured, things will be okay.

Big hugs…

Noodle and crew
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McGuffy's Reader January 14, 2018 at 1:27 am

Oh, no. Did Sawyer bring in a bug? It does not take much to upset balance with a herd. I know. Get well soon. I will Bee back later…❤
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Marv January 14, 2018 at 1:03 am

Oh Dear! You poor guys! I will add Calista Jo to my purrayer list and will keep purraying for Cooper Murphy! Its awful when everyone gets sick.
And Astrid you are beautiful – even if your airplane ears are showing!
We are also sending loads of love and strength.
Purrs Marv and Mommy
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Yael from Playing In Catnip January 14, 2018 at 12:57 am

I’m sorry to hear Calista Jo is now sick, too. Praying everyone recovers soon.
Yael from Playing In Catnip
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ERin the cat January 14, 2018 at 12:54 am

Oh holy carp, for sure. Heres hoping the quarantine sees an end to the high temperatures and all you guys are OK! Sending purrs and prayers to you all


Edie Chase January 14, 2018 at 12:36 am

I’m glad Cooper Murphy is feeling better. I will send POTP to Calista Jo and I hope that infection clears out of your house.


Peaches & Paprika January 14, 2018 at 12:29 am

Oh no! We are so sorry to hear ’bout the eye infection. I had one of those. It was not as bad as yours but I had to take drops and other stuff too. Sending purrs to your household and you!
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meowmeowmans January 14, 2018 at 12:10 am

That’s a nice selfie, Astrid. Even with the airplane ears. 😉

We’re really sorry to hear that Calista Jo is sick now, too. We will purr and pray for her healing, and for protection and health for you all.

Happy birthday to L.P. We think she’s awesome, and we will be sure to stop by the Critters in the Cottage to wish her a special birthday.



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