Friday, August 22, 2008
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Monday, August 18, 2008
Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.
When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor. Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.
They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent. His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.
You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.
Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....
Diamonds I will miss you.
Sunday, August 17, 2008
The exciting news is that they found my cat Diamonds. I reported her missing on June 20. They found her outside 2 blocks away in someone's driveway. Animal Control picked her up and called us to identify her. My husband went to see her and said it could be our cat but wasn't sure. So he sent me to identify her. I knew in my heart it was her. She looked the same (very clean), however, her body was very thin and showing lots of bones. She was alive but the vet said to me, "You can leave her over night but I doubt she will make it through the night." I was so upset. They found her on Aug 13 (Wed). The vet also said that she probably had kidney failure. Well, they ran tests and her kidneys are fine. However, her liver levels were very high. Which she said that can happen when a cat starves herself and then starts to live on her fat like the children that are starving. She refuses to eat any food. They tried force feeding her with no luck. She was a very picky eater when she was living at home. Never ate any wet food and only dry. She loved her treats but she continues to not want to eat. So Friday they put in a feeding tube. The update yesterday was that she wasn't keeping the food down and was throwing it up. She also has anemia so they gave her a blood transfusion yesterday. She is now lifting her head, standing and turning and just yesterday started to purr.
It's a total miracle that she is still alive after almost 2 months of being outside without any self defense as she has no claws. So anyone who reads my blog please say some prayers for her that she starts to eat so she can come home again.