Discussion in 'Prozinc / PZI' started by EricH., Mar 14, 2020.
This is a message l just sent a close friend. I hope you all understand.
I just wanted to thank you for the kind words about Phoebe. I've never hurt this bad from losing an animal before. I hate to say it but even losing Bobo didn't hurt this bad. I guess thinking l saved her on Tuesday only to lose her on Thursday made the hurt that much more greater Lisa. Plus never being away form Phoebe for more than 12 hours a day, in a 5 year span because l had to be home for her insulin made us more closer. I could tell her glucose levels sometime and most times just by looking at her. Yesterday morning l woke up like l always do when my internal clock woke me to treat Phoebe. Only this time l woke with the loneliest feeling I've ever had in my life laying in bed knowing Phoebe was gone and no insulin was necessary. It hurt so #ucking much l wanted to put my fist through a window to take this pain away!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! At that moment l started reading some of the amazing kind words people had for me in my grief that was posted for me on felinediabetes.com One special person messaged me and some suggested. She helped me save Phoebe LITERALLY on 7/2/2016 when she basically died and went DKA on me!!! Carol asked me if l had any other cats? She said she knew l lost Bobo 9/26/16 but didn't know if l had anymore? If not in HONOR of Phoebe l should think about rescuing a cat in Phoebe's honor and beautiful memory. Don't tell anyone yet but l adopted these two girl's in her memory.
The top one is currently named Mittens and she's 9 months old. The orange one is named Blossom and is 13 months. I'll bring them home today or tomorrow. I was told before l got to the shelter that Blossom was extremely shy and afraid of people. Exactly like Phoebe when l got her. They couldn't believe how she was all over me rubbing on me and extremely friendly before me as you see her reaching out to me! In the video you see her scratching at the glass. The shelter worker Mary never ever seen her do that and Blossom has been there for a year! Also Mittens was reaching out of her cage for me! I asked to hold her. Mittens jumped out of the cage into my arms! They couldn't believe it. I decided on them both immediately.
One other thing that my friend's told me on felinediabetes.com that helped me make this difficult decision was that she said. Eric Phoebe would want you to be happy and there's A LOT of needy cat's out there looking for a wonderful home. Phoebe would want you to share the LOVE you shared with her for so many year's with other needy cat's. So that's we're I'm at Lisa in my healing process.
I hope you all approve.
I fully understand your pain and am so very sorry for your loss. I admire your courage and selfless -ness with your choice to go forward and open your home and your heart to those 2 beautiful babies. Today is one month since I lost my Molly - the civvie sister to my sugar cat. It was tragic and I am heartbroken. While I know there are many deserving kitties in need of a home I am just not there yet , so again I wanted to let you know I admire you for giving those 2 special souls a loving home. May you find peace and happiness.
Eric they are adorable! Phoebe must have told them what a wonderful cat dad you will be. I’m 100% sure she approves. Can’t wait for more pictures!!!!!!!
I'm really happy for you, Eric. You'll be the best pet parent to these two lovely girls and it's a wonderful way to honour Phoebe. They're lucky they found you and you're lucky you found them.
I totally understand Lisa. For 20 years I've had cats. They all overlapped each other. I never had one by themselves. Phoebe was the exception. When Bobo passed l told her she could be the Queen and the only cat. I wanted to focus all my attention on her. I didn't want to stress her out and her diabetes by introducing another cat. She didn't like outsiders. She was extremely territorial. Whenever the neighbor cats would come in the yard it was WWIII. She growl, hiss, and urinate in her rage. I'm laughing now thinking about how feisty she was! Unfortunately she'd take it out on Bobo for 24hours. So l decided once he passed she'd be solitary. She loved it. But now that she's gone I'm alone. I have no one. No wife. No kids. My heart hurts.
Thank you Kris! It's a bittersweet day. ❤
Thank you Sharon!!! I can't be alone. I have all these toys and scratching posts that need to be used! Thank you for your guidance and help.❤❤❤
Eric. I could cry I am so happy for you. The only thing that helped me in my grief of losing my soul kitty was to lavish so much extra love on my remaining kitty and then when he went got 2 more as soon as I could. Please keep us appraised of your new adventures. Remember they may take awhile to adjust. We will be expecting updates
Oh Eric! That is wonderful news, opening your wounded heart to 2 cats in need. I do believe that bringing another life into our lives, can help us heal emotionally.
Hoping that Mittens and Blossom help you do that healing. They are not replacing Phoebe in your heart. No person or pet could ever displace Phoebe in your life and memories. The new kittens are coming into your life to bless your home. They will have a wonderful life with you.
It's not always the right time to adopt another cat. But sometimes, doing that just feels so right, you can't possibly do anything else. What you said here says it all:
They choose you, freely reaching out and grabbing a hold of you and jumping into your arms was a clear sign from a shy cat that you were meant to be together. Enjoy your new life sweet babies, with one of the best cat dads that ever existed. So happy for you all.
Crying in joy for you Eric. Please give those 2 kittens a hug from all of us here.
Oh Eric , bless your heart that you rescued these 2 babies
I really think Phoebe wanted you to adopt these two and didn't want you to be alone
She wants you to share the love you have from the best dad ever
Looking at there pictures I actually was saying to myself that Blossom was a feisty one
That are both so adorable and thank you for taking them and giving them the best home they can ever have. I was reading when you said that Phoebe was a feisty one when she would see the other cats in the yard and hiss and growl, and then take it out on poor Bobo, , she sure was a feisty one.
Please keep us updated and send lots of pics, are you going to keep the names they already have. Phoebe is probably looking down on you right now and saying good choice dad, these two were meant to be taken home with you
Peace and love to you Eric and enjoy these two precious girls
They probably can't wait to get out of those cages
Bless your heart for rescuing not one, but two gorgeous kitties that need a forever home! I know it's fast, but sometimes that's exactly what's needed. You had so much love to give Phoebe, and now there's two kitties that have lucked into a very happy and loving home. Phoebe will be happy that the love never ends. It just grows and grows.
Thank you Kris!
Thank you everyone for the uplifting and positive words! I'm going to have my hands full l can tell! Lol!!! Still missing and forever will miss Phoebe!!!
That's YOUR place Eric! I recognize that cat tree in picture 1 and the sofa in picture 3, and the .....................
Ok, simply noticing some of the stuff from your other pictures you have posted in your other threads.
They are going to LOVE watching the birds from your windows, and will be running you ragged chasing each other all around your home, and playing with toys and all the other good things you have there for them. They are going to be so spoiled, as they should be.
Belly rubs? One of them let you do belly rubs?
Welcome home kitties.
Looks like Mittens has settled right in! Blossom will follow soon I’m sure, once she knows she is home forever. I’m so excited for all 3 of you! Welcome home kitties!!!!!
So glad to see you have your new babies home. And thank you for confirming my thought that Maybe I will keep Little solitary at least for a while so I can really work her numbers and now leave food out during the day to try and further regulate. With 2 cats leaving food is a crapshoot as you never know who ate what. I sort of feel I neglected Little a bit the last 4 months as I was desperately trying to save and rehabilitate my Molly girl after an anesthesia overdose. I tried everything even hyperbaric oxygen treatments. Little was so used to getting so much attention and was stressed and acting out during the past few months as most of my attention was focused elsewhere so I really didn’t play with her insulin dose thinking her stress level could change at any time and we would end up in trouble. That was probably a mistake. Bless you for opening your heart to those 2 beautiful girls. When I actually first got Molly, it was under the same circumstances. I had just lost a kitty and my then boyfriend showed up with her thinking it would help. I was so mad and so not ready. I about had a nervous breakdown in the beginning. What I learned was that it did in fact help me heal. I hope the additions to your family do the same for you during this difficult time. Peace love and cuddles to your beautiful family and please post kitty pics!
Blossom likes hiding under the end table on my records...she's super shy at the moment but getting more responsive to my petting.
How is Little and Molly doing now? Thank you again for the kind words.
Unfortunately I had to let her go so i truly know how you feel. I’m sure Blossom will come out of her shell once she realizes she is safe and loved
I'm sorry. Blossom will come out. Phoebe was the same way. That's why l wanted Blossom. She was in the shelter for awhile and needed a chance.
Well I’m thinking she hit the lotto. My bet is she will be sleeping on your chest in no time !
They are both gorgeous. Looks like a threesome made in heaven
Mittens is an angel! Complete sweety. Very affectionate! Blossom hasn't moved in three hours. Still under the end table on my records. She nipped at me 15 minutes ago. And keeps getting grrrrr's when Mittens tries to coax her out. Any suggestions? I think I'll leave her be.
Let her be. She will get comfortable, figure out her surroundings, feel the love and come around.
Yes let her be. Just keep talking calmly so she gets used to your voice. She may come out later tonight, when things get quiet, and check things out.
Agree, let her get used to her new home
Oh Eric those pictures melt my heart, look at Mittens letting you rub her belly
Like some have said ImI sure Blossom will come get used to her new surroundings soon, she was in the shelter for so long, this is all new to her
They are too adorable
Well Mittens is on my chest now!
Mittens was awe struck seeing birds for the first time and the cardinals at the feeder! And didn't know what to make of the 5 deer that came through the yard!
Thanks Diane! ❤
I'm upstairs now and Mittens is next to me. I can hear Blossom moving around. Hopefully she'll except me, Mittens, and her new home.
Mittens is telling me it's bedtime! This little angel is tired! Goodnight all and thanks for all the help and wonderful advice! Phoebe would approve.❤
Good night Eric, Mittens and Blossom, you are killing me with these adorable pics
Just read Mittens was on your chest , precious girl, she is loving life
She must love looking at the cardinals, such beautiful birds my favorite
Blossom will except you and Mittens in due time
Is Blossom settling in a bit more? Getting used to her new forever home?
Deb l recieved a call from the shelter on Monday. Apparently Blossom was the victim of an ex-husband dropping her daughter's cat off at the shelter! The ex-wife and daughter wanted Blossom back. Knowing their heartbreak l brought Blossom back. They asked me if l wanted another cat or money back? I told them well l wanted a cat. They said they had one that'll be available Wednesday. So l adopted this little boy who's 5 1/2 and now named Roky.
Poor little Blossom- but how wonderful she will be back to her original home - hopefully, she will settle right back. What a terrible man to do this
Roky is adorable - so you can't pick him up until next Wednesday?
Update on Mittens?
Mittens is now Mazzy! Sarols became Roky and l picked him up on Wednesday already. He's home with us. In the bathroom currently getting used to us.
Mazzy at home...the other morning l awoke with 5 toys she brought upstairs and put under the bed as l was sleeping!!!❤
Eric, you have such a good heart! Taking Blossom back so her mom could have her again to cuddle and love.
Plus, you now have Roky to love.
So many shelters are going to have to close and don't know what they are going to have to do to keep the cats fed and sheltered. They are pleading with people to foster cats here.
Bless youEric . Glad Blossom is back with her family but that must have been hard for you. Thank you for making room in your heart yet again for another gorgeous baby. Keep us posted on progress
Thank you everyone. Roky and Mazzy are doing great! Roky is trying super hard too win Mazzy's heart over. She's the Queen since she's been here 4 more days than him. He's meowing and chattering at her now!
Plus Mazzy is a girl! Women always rule the roost, no matter what you guys think.
Hopefully they will be sleeping in a kitty pile soon. I’ve always wanted a kitty pile but never got 2 together or 2 that liked each other enough so there was always that hierarchy. Wishing you a kitty pule on your head soon!!
Good for you, Eric! Two lovely kitties now have a good home.
Eric that was good of you to get Blossom back to her family that loves her. I love Mazzy’s new name and Roky is adorable! What fun to have 2 sweet kitties to play with
I came home and witnessed Roky and Mazzy touching noses. Progress being made.
Oh Eric you do have a big heart, That little girl must have been so happy when she got Blossom back
Roky and Mazzy touching noses , so adorable
Roky is so handsome and Jazzy is a beautiful girl
She's the queen bee there lol
Can't wait to see more pics
Mazzy took over your bed I see
Hahaha! It seems that way. Phoebe definitely did with Bobo!
Bobo and Phobe would pile up together! I hope these two will! Mazzy is super laid back and Roky is super intense and bouncing off the wall! Hopefully he'll settle down.
Thank you Kris❤
Thank you Sharon! I can't believe someone would do that!?! Some cruel people in this world!
Loving these pics
I picked up Phoebe's paw prints today.
I still can't believe she's gone. I know l have Mazzy and Roky but l still miss Phoebe tremendously. They have definitely helped my heartbreak and reminded me how crazy young cats can be! Hahaha! And how you can't sleep in the middle of the night!!!
I know how it is, I have the ashes and paw prints of my cat Jake
I keep them right on my dresser
Even though I have Tyler and Perry, Jake was so special to me
Yep they keep you up at night
These two I have still wake me up at least 3-4 times a night
They are 11 and are brothers
They are more work than an infant
Please keep us updated on your babies
They'll have Phoebe's remains next week. I pray they do. Illinois is on lockdown. The only good thing about the lockdown is I'm home from work until April 8th. Meaning alot of kitty time! They're both chasing each other around the house right now! Lol!
watch your toes!
Especially with Roky! He's super frisky
Mazzy and Roky both had a great day today. They made allot of progress today! Roky definitely trusting me more. First time on the couch letting me pet and love on him. Mazzy was in the cat tree watching. Then nudging me for attention. ❤
Bless your heart for taking Blossom back to the shelter. I bet that girl was so happy to get her Blossom back. Roky is such a handsome boy and looks like he'll fit right in.
Mazzy bird watching this morning. If you look closely you'll see a red bellied woodpecker in this picture.
Roky made it into my bed. This is a big step for this shy handsome little boy!
Find the bird in the picture quiz! By Mazzy's left side, on the wide tree trunk, between the 2 silver railings in the picture. I can just make out the red on the head and the black and white pattern on the back of the bird. Can't see clearly enough to tell if the bird is a male or a female. (Yes, there is a difference between the amount of red on the head folks.)
Oh my god look at Roky , I love it, watch out Eric , Mazzy is going to get mad at you lol
I'm glad the 2 of them are getting use to each other .
Dumb question is Roky 5-1/2 months or years old
Month's. Roky was born 10/8/19. I'm 10/12!
Mazzy was born 7/6/19. Mazzy has gotten mad...lol But l have two hands!!!
Roky & Mazzy progress. They're sleeping in the closet together. ❤
Don't mind the couch Phoebe destroyed.
They’re so cute! They’re going to be best friends soon and so much fun to watch!!!
They are both giving you the squinty eyed skeptical look.
"We were sleepin'. You woke us from our snuggle nap. You go away now, and let us get back to sleep. Please"
I thought the same thing Deb! I’m so glad they are getting along.
I KNEW IT! Quicker than even I anticipated but so awesome!!
Phoebe is home now.❤ l picked up her remains today. l want to thank everyone of you for all your support.
RIP dear sweet Phoebe what a bittersweet day, Eric
Time to remember with love the little girl, and then to give that love to your new little ones
Wow - you are so lucky they get along so well
and they are twins!!!
Thank you Carol. What's uncanny is that Roky resembles Bobo. He's the braun and Mazzy is the brain's of the outfit!!! Lol!!! He listens to her!!! It's cute!!! Mazzy is long and agile! Roky is fast, stocky, and strong! Like his Dad!!! Hahaha!!!