Wednesday, March 28, 2007

A Purr-fect Storm

"Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea." - Robert A. Heinlein

Our Wednesday Words of Wisdom and our prayers go out to a fellow congregant of mine E. whose kitty cat is ill. Murphy is 17 and she's suffering from kidney problems that may or may not be related to the contaminated cat food recall. Murphy is old and sensitive and has shunned being brushed of late, so when E. dropped her off at the vet to have her kidneys checked they offered to do a "little shaving" to get rid of some of her matted hair. Much to E's surprise Murphy came home as you see her below. E. is asking for prayers (and perhaps a little sweater) to help keep Murphy happy and comfortable as she deals with her illness.

Cats are Wonderful Friends

Gentle eyes that see so much,
paws that have the quiet touch,
Purrs to signal "all is well"
and show more love than words could tell.
Graceful movements touched with pride,
a calming presence by our side
A friendship that takes time to grow
Small wonder why we love them so.
- Author Unknown


Nina said...

Poor babe, she must feel awfully chilly.

There's a sleek lioness look to it, and the go-go boot rear legs are charming, but she probably sees it as just another indignity.

Anonymous said...

This is E and I want to thank your for doing this. Murph is okay and I think (hope, pray) that she (yes...she not he...named after Murphy Brown) is a bit more comfortable without the matted fur.

My prayer is that I have just made her a bit more comfortable and can keep her out of pain...and that, when the time comes, she just falls asleep in a spot of sunshine.

Thank you,

Eileen said...

Poor kitty. Prayers for E's kitty and for E.

She needs a nice little kitty nesty.

Anonymous said...

As undignified as it looks, it was probably quicker and less painful than a hand-picking-out of the mats.

Chihuahua sweater?

owned by an old, non-grooming cat

The Ranter said...

Oh, the poor pussycat. That looks so inhumane...