Thursday, August 28, 2014

Thankful Thursday - Eyes

Hello everyone! Hope you had a great week since last Thursday.

First, I'd like to thank @pepismartdog (soon I'll be linking names to pals) for hosting this wonderful blog.  It's always good to be pawsitive about everything and being thankful is a sure way to make us realize how fortunate we are.

This week I'm thankful that my Mom's eyes and vision are better.  She had a little scare this past Saturday when   she started seeing flashes and little worms from her right eye (which da proper human term is "floaters").  She was scared 'cause she thought she might be having a retinal tear or detachment which can be really bad if not attended to immediately.  The good news that we are so thankful for is that she had her eye checked and her retina is okay.  Phew!! What she has (besides old age - wink,wink - you're a young girl Mom, you know I like to kid wif you) is something called Posterior Vitreous Detachment (just a long difficult words to make you feel scared!).  Anyway, it should go away after a few weeks.  

Another fellow who is happy that he can see is my brofur, Sebastian.  He came to live wif us when he was a year old and caught a cold almost immediately.  When Mom took him to the vet (shudder), he had an ulcer in his eye.  Even our good friend @MizzBassie's mom came all the way to our house to bring some drops for his little eye, but it was too late.  Unfortunately, the vet didn't do what he was supposed to do and by the time Mom changed vets, Sebastian's eye had to be operated and he lost one eye.  We are so thankful that Dr. Dollys made him better and he has become a very handsome and rakish cat (a nip addict too, but that's another story).


So another week of good tidings for us.  Thank you so much for stopping by and reading our little stories and for leaving comments.  We get a kick in knowing that we had a visitor to our blog.  Little by little, we are visiting our friends' blogs too.  Always something new and as it is Thankful Thursday, we know the news will be good!

Until next Thursday, be safe, have fun, and try to be thankful at least once a day.

Your pal,

Angel Smokey


Thursday, August 21, 2014

Thankful Thursday - Homer

I belong  to a book club in Twitter and we use the hashtag #Readpawty.  A few years ago, we read a book about a blind kitty and his human.  The book is called "Homer's Odyssey: A Fearless Feline Tale, or How I Learned about Love and Life with a Blind Wonder Cat" and it was so  pawsitive to see a kitty overcoming his so-called disability and his Mom always making sure he would do well.  What a duo they were!

Today makes a year that Homer crossed OTRB and I'm thankful for Homer and other kitties like him who prove that what humans perceive as a "disability", is just another very normal day for them.  Many people are changing their profile on Facebook for 24 hours to honor Homer.  Another wonder kitty that I love, Lucius, made this picture and it's the one I'm using in Twitter and Facebook as my profile to honor Homer for 24 hours.

Thanks Homer and Lucius for teaching us that disability is really "this ability" !

Oops! Almost forgot to show you Homer's picture:

Until next Thursday, have a wunnerful week!

Thanks for stopping by.

(Angel) Smokey

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Thankful Thursday - Tommy

Hiya Pals!

Hope everyone has had a good week so far.  I am thankful today for a neighborhood cat we love and have named him Tommy.

We had to take Tommy to the vet when he stopped eating.  The vet said he had gum lesions that are very painful so this caused him not to eat.  To help him with this, he eventually had to have his teeth pulled out.  Ouchies!!!

Long story short, he had his teeth pulled out last week and we finally were able to bring him home today.  He'll be staying with us a few weeks until we know his gums are healed.  Keep your fingers crossed Tommy doesn't have to return for a second round of surgery.  

For now, we are happy Tommy is with us.  We are very thankful to his vet who is such a nice lady and took good care of him.  I'm also thankful for having such a great pal in @Mariodacat, who showed us what to possibly expect.  He has a whole section of this procedure on his blog.  Talk about ouchies!

Until next week, thanks for stopping by, and always be grateful for even the tiniest of things,

Angel Smokey