Tuesday, October 21, 2008

The day my life changed forever.

  Hello my dear followers. It is with great solemness that I return to my blog today. It has taken me a week to prepare myself mentally for this.
 I will take this one sentence at a time.

Starting back at the beginning of this nightmare of a week................

Last Tuesday began pretty much like any other day. I had forgiven the people for being gone so long, and things were quite peaceful around the house. I was enjoying having them stay home all day long, especially so that my food bowl was always full. But on this morning, I should have realized something was askew. First off, I had not been fed since the evening prior, after which they took my food AND water away. I protested loudly all morning, but they would not give me any food!!!! And then they brought out this familiar looking green box with a little door on the front. I discovered that my beloved Fluffy was inside. I went in to snuggle with her, and the people shut the door. I still was not too concerned. We got too go outside and go for a ride in a huge noisy machine. I actually got quite comfortable and began to doze!

The next thing I knew, I looked around and I was in a huge white room. I could hear dogs barking and other felines crying. What was this horrible place? And the smells...indescribable. Then suddenly, I was being taken away by a strange person, and my female person was leaving! Again, I protested loudly. That was my last memory until later the same day.

Now, it is all quite a blur, but I remember fragments. I woke up to Fluffy's blank stare. Apparently she was just as confused as I was. I remember my female person coming to take me away, going again in the noisy machine. All the sounds seemed so much louder! I unnervingly felt no pain, I was just very thirsty. We returned to the warm home, and I was relieved to be in familiar surroundings. My female person finally opened the little door and I tried to walk out of the little green box. Suddenly, I was on my side on the floor! The room was spinning. Dear heavens, what in the world was wrong? And what are these annoying and strange blue bandages on my front paws? I struggled to the bathroom, and then was picked up and placed in a warm, quiet spot on the couch where I again fell asleep.

 I awoke sometime later, still very wobbly and thirsty. What were these stupid bandages for? And worst of all, I couldn't quite pinpoint it, but something was missing. It wasn't until hours later that I realized what it was. I will spare my readers the ugly details. Let's just say my life has changed forever. As the days have passed and I have sought treatment with my therapist, I am learning to cope with my new found disability. I am reaching out to my fellow felines to let all of you know that there is life after this surgery. You must find a good support group, and realize that you are still a feline. I wouldn't be able to cope without my people and Fluffy.

I am feeling much better today. I am not sure, however, why my front claws do not seem to be working. I don't know if that is a side effect of the medicine, but until they come back I must remember to be careful what I jump on to.

That is all for now. Thank you to all my readers for your continued support. I will make it through this difficult time. I am thinking about starting a feline support group. More on that later..........

M. Wooley

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

The people came home!

 They're back!!!  My humans have returned.  I was beginning to give up.  I gave them the cold shoulder, but decided I much preferred a warm lap to holding a grudge.  Besides, I think I punished them enough with all the things I managed to get into while they were gone.  Hopefully they will not pull a stunt like this again.

A very relieved,

M. Wooley

Thursday, October 9, 2008

What about my 401K?

I am trying not to panic.  They are not coming back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  What am I going to do?  I have not yet mastered the can opener.  I will surely starve, unless I can rip through these screens and attack these annoying birds outside.............I must practice.  Please excuse me if I do not blog for a few days as I must refine my survival skills.  Who knows, with no caretakers and in this economy, I might actually have to learn to fend for myself!!!!!!!

A distraught,

M. Wooley

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Just me and my Fluffy.

I has been strangely quiet around here.  I'm becoming increasingly convinced that the humans are not coming back.  At least not my humans anyway.  A pair of them showed up the other day and made themselves quite at home.  I didn't mind so much though.  They did make sure my food dish was full before they left.  I have nothing left to do but eat, sleep, and keep myself groomed.  No sense in letting myself go.  On a brighter note, Fluffy did return for a visit, although, I have since discovered that she is not as interesting as I had remembered.  Rather a quiet one.

I never thought solitude would be so......lonely.   Sigh.

M. Wooley

Sunday, October 5, 2008

All is quiet on the homefront.

  Well, the people have been gone for quite some time now, and I'm honestly beginning to get worried.  But I'm sure they will be able to find their way home.  Especially when they start to get hungry.  In the mean time, I am keeping myself amused.  There is so much more to explore and play with when they are not here to get in my way!  

It's late and I'm off to bed.  What nice comfortable pillows they have!

M. Wooley

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Dental hygene is no laughing matter

 Yes, my loyal readers, I have been lazy.  Isn't that what felines are supposed to do?  I do apologize for my extended absence.  I was, more accurately, on strike against the humans after an incident a few weeks ago involving a plant and a toothbrush.  I won't go in to details, except to say that I have forgiven them.  

We did also have a strange rather tall and hairy human stay with us a few weeks ago.  He didn't like me trying to use his laptop though.  He did smell quite interesting.....I wonder where he came from?  He made extremely loud noises though, so I'm glad he decided to leave.  Have I seen him in a blog somewhere?  Hmmm..............

Some strange things have been happening the last few days.  I don't quite know what to make of it.  The humans seem to be moving a lot of things around and putting things in giant boxes.  I am mystified by this strange behavior.  They have also been a little on the grouchy side.  I can't help it if I'm curious - it's genetic! They should know better than to tantalize me with strange and interesting new things.  Eventually I will find out what is in those big boxes.

All for now - I will do my best to not let my laziness take over so that my blog does not suffer.

M. Wooley