Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Gorgeous Ginger Wednesday!

Our Prince, Brutus The Brave Hearted, Top Chef and 100% Texas ManCat!

...oh, and Pillow-Lover...

pee ess!
We are so very grateful for your purrs and prayers earlier this month! 
Yes, We faced some serious health issues, and want to 
Thank with all Our hearts Our Blessed Auntie ML and KC for keeping you
posted and asking for the purrs & prayers.
As always, they were granted!
Brutus saw his Special V-E-T on July 3rd,
received an injection of Depo-Medrol and hasn't wheezed or coughed since, not once!

As for me, I was in hospital 3 days.  I threatened to leave 
Against Medical Advice if not discharged
so I could return to My Royals, as
no one, Except their Auntie ML, of course,
knew they were alone.
I am currently completing a series of Iron infusions 
that, if Dr. Sidhom, Our Hematologist-Oncologist is satisfied with the lab results,
should end by next week.
No internal bleed has been found.
The Doctors are now simply leaning to a dietary insufficiency,
or Malabsorption Syndrome.
We feel so much better now!
Even the color in Our cheeks have returned!
Thank you all again for your thoughts
and virtual bickies and hugs!

We love you all so very much!

With humble gratitude,
Prince Brutus
Queen Mum, Rose
~ ~ ~ 

Saturday, July 17, 2010

~~~The Royals Salute Our Troops in Afghanistan!!~~~

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Kiki and US Marine Brian Chambers
Kittehs Kiki and Keykey have found a home in the midst of war. And it’s all thanks to three US Marines, Brian Chambers, Chris Berry and Aaron Shaw. They started a mission to help find homes for stray cats that they found while serving in Afghanistan. After finding Keykey injured by a c-wire, Berry took care of his wounds and nursed him back to health and the two of them have been best friends every since.
And now Keykey is living with Berry’s parents in Michigan while Kiki is living with Chambers’ parents in Texas and both are enjoying their new loving homes! Those Marines are definitely heroes in our book as is also the group of Royal Marines that started the organization called Nowzad in 2007. This organization rescues stray and abandoned animals in Afghanistan and Iraq.

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Men who are expected to be "killing machines" succumbing to the sweet soft furry purrs of a kitteh!
God Bless them and their Comrades in Arms!

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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

The Royals Remember...

In Loving Tribute to Grandma Taylor

Drawings of Flowers - 4When the Royals first came to Us,  a friendship developed between me and Auntie Deb.  Deb is the consummate mom: wanting to know daily the growing up and escapades of Brutus and Marigold.
Our phone calls became daily, and included how her daughters were growing into women, recipe exchanges, and all manner of things.
One morning I woke up with a verse in my head that something told me was from the Bible, but I couldn't place it.  When I spoke to Deb later that day, I asked her if she was familiar with it, and she too had "heard it somewhere" but couldn't place where.
"I know who can answer this!" and she made a three-way call to Grandma Taylor. 
An introduction over the phone was as good as in person, and Mrs. Taylor immediately became someone I wished I could spend hours with!
Deb had me recite the bits and pieces of the mystery scripture to her, and she, too was puzzled.
It was agreed she would "look into it" and get back to Deb.
While we chatted on the phone, I was doodling with searches, and finally came across where the lines from my dream came from: The Prayer of St Francis of Assisi.
Deb immediately called her very much loved Mother-in-law back and told her that we had found it. By that time, Grandma Taylor had her Bible research books out and was puzzling and searching away for those familiar words!  She was glad (and maybe a tad relieved!) that I had finally found the tricky lines within a "Catholic" poem, and that would explain why she couldn't place it in the Bible, as well!

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In my memories, I have a vivid picture of a vivacious God- devoted woman who would be a formidable opponent for her brilliant Grand-daughters, Tatum and Sloane on any board game imagined.

Well into her 80's she provided the "Car-pool" Sunday mornings to safely usher her friends, or whoever needed the ride, to  Services at Church, and returned them safely home. 

"Unable are the loved to die.  For love is Immortality"
                                                                   Emily Dickinson 

St. Francis is the Patron Saint of Animals.  The Prayer written by him is befitting and comforting, and I would like to share it with you here.
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, light;
and where there is sadness, joy.

Oh Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek 
to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we recieve;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.

To the Taylor Family, 
Our most sincere of condolences
are yours.
Our Father in Heaven will see you through,
and heal your pain.
May he bless you all.

With greatest affection,
and Rose

Sunday, July 04, 2010

Weekend Update

Rose is home from the hospital and Brutus did get to see the vet.
We'll have to wait for the details from the Royal Family.

Friday, July 02, 2010

Friday Update

Rose is still in the hospital, hoping to get out today or tomorrow.
She has been given emergency blood transfusions, may have some type of internal bleeding.
She is extremely worried about her cats, she has no one close to look in on them.
Please send her lots and lots of purrs and purrayers.
And some for the Royals, Emily, Brutus and Marigold.

Thursday, July 01, 2010

QM Rose Needs Purrs

Rose is in the emergency room being treated for severe anemia.
Don't have a lot of details right now, they plan to give her blood transfusions and vitamins.
She will be there overnight, maybe longer.
Brutus has a vet appointment Saturday afternoon which may need to be canceled. He has bronchitis and a possible heart problem.
Please send all The Royals lots of purrs and purrayers.
~KC & Mom ML