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Sunday, October 28, 2018

Sally Crossed Over

Sally crossed over today. She had cancer and had quit eating and drinking over the last day. She lived longer than her three brothers, Smokey, Reno and Obi and she never took all of the medications that those three boys endured over the years. We will miss her around here. She was finally sitting on my legs once I brought out the plush blanket a couple of weeks ago. She would only sit on me with the plush blanket in place.
                                    May 1, 2002 to October 28, 2018


Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Smokey has crossed over.

Smokey May 5, 2002 to March 5, 2018


Smokey was here for a lot of years. He was among the first foster failures. He came as a foster and remained as a forever kitty. He was among 4 from the same birth mother. Smokey, Sally, Reno, and Obi. Sally is the only one left from that family. They were all born with Feline Herpes and they have each had various problems over the years. Obi had severe kidney failure and crossed over, Reno had a blood clot loosen and impact his hind legs and he crossed over in the night. Smokey had small-cell lymphoma in his small intestines since August, 2013, and he was treated with chemotherapy since then. He also became diabetic as he was on prednisolone for his intestines and that can cause diabetes in felines. And then he had a gimp in his right hind leg and so he received pain medication for it. So he was on a lot of medications for 5 years, but he kept on going. He eventually began to lose weight slowly, but then he had a glucose crash last fall and he never really recovered from it. So he crossed over to be with all those who came before. He was so loved in this household. We truly miss him.



Thursday, January 12, 2017

10th Blogoversary!





Hello everyone! It is actually our 10th Blogoversary! We sure haven't posted much over the last few years, but we try and stop by if we see that a kitty has crossed over and leave a few words on the blogs.

This is Smokey. He was a foster failure from 13 years ago, when we took in 4 foster kitties who were all very ill. They were about 9 months old when we took them in. It took a long time to get them over their horrible diarrhea, and get their Herpes-1 virus under control. They all had a messy eye on the right side, except for Obi. We are foster failures because we end up falling in love with the kitties and keeping them.

And we have another group of foster failures, where we have 4 more kitties who are now about 2 1/2 years old. We need to update our blog. It is on Maw's list of stuff to do.

Thanks for stopping by! Hugs to all of you!

All of us at Forty Paws.

Sunday, September 4, 2016

G.T. Crossed Over





Today is a very sad day at Forty Paws. G.T. crossed over this morning. This poor guy went through so much in his lifetime. He broke his leg in 2005 as you can see from this picture. He was climbing up onto the top of the china hutch and fell off, breaking his leg. He had horrible allergies for fourteen years, and received allergy serum shots every week, in addition to extra shots at the vet when he would start scratching and ulcerating his skin in various spots on his body. And over the last few months he went into severe kidney failure and was on fluids and also had to be put on Lasix because the fluid would build up around his lungs and cause him to have rapid breathing. Medical intervention throughout this guy's life kept him alive.  And he would NOT TAKE PILLS. So everything had to be injected into this kitty. He did fine with injections. But forget about any pills!

He was a happy cat, and loved to eat anything with spaghetti sauce, alfredo sauce, salmon, rotisserie chicken, turkey, shredded cheddar cheese, and certain salad dressings. He was always licking off my plate. Yes, he ate cat food as well as human food... He sat on my lap a good deal of the time, and slept with me as well.

We lost his brother, Dorf, last September when I was at the PSI Pet Sitters Convention. He threw a blood clot and it paralyzed the back end of his body. So he crossed over on September 10, 2015. And now we have lost G.T. on September 4, 2016.

We fostered the entire litter of these cats back in 2000. There were 8 kitties, and they all looked so identical, that we put ribbons on them when they went up for adoption so that people could look at their biographies and see what kind of kitty they were. Both G.T. and Dorf went to the adoption for several weekends, and were not adopted, so we ended up keeping both of them. And we really enjoyed them so much! They were both such great kitties! But they both had serious medical issues for the majority of their lives, and so we wonder how the other 6 kitties did in their homes.

So very sad here at Forty Paws.

Luf,
All of us at Forty Paws and Maw

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Additional Secret Paws 2015

 Misty Mae playing in the cat tent!

 Madeline lying on the home made quilt with the nip attachment!

 Misty Mae, Midnight (behind the tent in the center), G.T., and Smokey
Misty Mae, Marmalade and Midnight


 Marmalade lying in the cat tent.

 Misty Mae, Madeline, Marmalade, and G.T. (in the back)

Madeline chillaxin' on the homemade quilt!


We luf all of the prezzies that we received from Angel Smokey and Tessie! We have been playing with them all day and all night and all day today! And we also received a 3 pack of Yeowww Catnip cigars, which we totally luf!!!!

Hugs from all of us at Forty Paws!

Friday, December 25, 2015

Secret Paws 2015!!!!


We got the most awesomest Secret Paws Chrissymouse Presents!!! We will post more photos later, cause Maw has to leave now.

We luf all of the stuff Angel Smokey and Tessie!!!

Hugs, All of us at Forty Paws


Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Dorf Crossed Over

Dorf crossed over the bridge on Friday, September 10, 2015. Maw was at the PSI Pet Sitter's Convention in Myrtle Beach, SC when Dorf threw a blood clot which caused him to lose all feeling for the lower half of his body. Luckily, Paw was at home watching after all of the cats and found Dorf howling and carrying on, so Paw rushed him to Dr. Stevenson and found out what had happened. Since we had lost Reno a couple of months back when he threw a blood clot, and then had a heart attack, we decided it was time to let the ol' boy go. Dorf had no teeth, was blind, had horrible arthritis in his hocks and was on pain killers, and had developed fluid around his lungs. He was a favorite of this household and is missed very much.

Luf, All of us at Forty Paws