Wednesday, January 01, 2014

Happy New Year

It was a year ago today that Spooker had her first 'episode' when I thought it was her last day with us.  She'd stopped eating, became cold and listless, and I thought it was the end.  That first episode, I force fed her and gave her fluids, and she bounced back.  A bit weaker, but she was still with us.
There have been at four more episodes this year, each time she's bounced back, a bit weaker each time, but still with us.  She stays mainly on the bed on her pillow, but gets up and down on her own via pet stairs.
We have agreed we're no longer force-feeding her, just watching and observing and offering her food.  She still uses the litter box and her pee pads, and now she's on an uptick, demanding Temptations every time I go into the bedroom.
Every day with her has been a gift, and I  never would have imagined, a year ago today, that she'd still be with us to welcome in 2014.
A year ago, Peter and Chloe were still with us, and I could not imagine having Sonora and Chili Pepper and Angelo and PJ and Diego in my life.  Funny how grief can open your heart to new love.
They have reminded me that we need to treasure every day we have with each other, and I treasure each day I have with each of The Purries and our fosters.
We wish each of you a Happy New Year, and hope that you treasure every day of 2014 ~ even when life is rough and the day is rotten, there are still blessings to treasure.
Love & PURRS,
Mo and The Purries


  1. We wish you many blessings in 2014--

  2. Miss Spooker still looks good! I hope you all are blessed in 2014!
    Jessica and Toffee

  3. That's such a wonderful post. We wish you all a truly happy new year--may 2014 be kind and merciful and generous to you all.

    Purrs and peace,
    Nicki and Derry

  4. We purr that 2014 brings you much happiness!

  5. Oh that is all so true. We sure wish all of you a very Happy and Healthy New Year.

  6. What a wonderful post. We purr that 2014 brings many blessings to your home full love. Happy new year!

  7. We are so sorry for the huge losses you suffered this past year, but also grateful for the new love in your hearts and lives as well!...We hope you all enjoy great health, wonderful joys and unconditional love throughout 2014 and beyond!...Happy New Year, dear friends...xoxo...J, Calle, Halle, Sukki, Mommy Cat, Daddy Cat

  8. Enjoy every day you have with Spooker---and we wish you only the best for 2014.

  9. May 2014 be a blessing for you and a fresh new starting point. (Hugs Spooker)

  10. Happy 2014! I hope there are lots of happy things in store for the upcoming year!

  11. Our Chica had many set backs but rallied thru them. We hope Spooker does too. Happy New Year and may this one be the best yet!

    Cats of Wildcat Woods

  12. So, so true. Happy New Year, dear friends! We hope your 2014 is filled with much health, joy, laughter and love. :)

  13. Happy New Year!

    The Florida Furkids

  14. Happy Mew Year my furends!
    May 2014 find you all healthy

  15. We wish you all a super happy 2014!
    Purrs Georgia and Julie,
    and Angels Tiger and Tillie

    Thank you for your kind thoughts and purrs
    when our Tiger crossed the Bridge.
    She was a sweet kitty .

  16. Hi new pals. I so enjoyed reading your story over in Mousebreath. What wonderful humans you have to adopt all of you and also rescue others at the same time. They are special people. I bet you all have a good time over there too because there are so many in your family. I'm an "only child" (he he) so I have to have M & D play with me instead of another kitty. Sometimes I wish I had a sisfur or brover!

  17. Just saw your Mousebreath interview. We've read your blog in the past but not in a while. Two of our angels are Daphne and Chloe. Spooker sounds like our Louise in her ending months. She was 17 or 18 when she finally passed away. Take good care of yourselves. You are all adorable. Purrs and hugs, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

  18. happee bee lated new yeer guys...we just reeded yur interviews over at mousebreath...we wanted ta tell ewe spooker, bee glad yur dad stayed in florida !!! if him had kept mewvin, ya mite of even had MOR brothers or sisters !!!! purrhaps !!! hope everee one haza grate week oh end, we enjoyed yur interviews !!

  19. We loved reading your interview at Mousebreath! We hope Spooker will continue to 'hang in there'. Hope 2014 will be a great year for all of you.



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