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awty
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   Posted 9/8/2011 9:43 AM (GMT -6)   

The most important thing I own is my cat Moki, I have had him for six years, he was abused for seven years prior to me owning him.  I have spent time and patience re-training him, but he is still easily stressed, but he brings me so much happiness.  He is a big boy, a strong boy, and he has never scratched or bitten me, but lately I notice he can’t jump on the bed.  I know something is wrong with my Baby, and I take the feet off the bed so he can get up on his own, I change the window he uses to go outside, and I observe him for a few days.  He is eating and drinking, can run down the stairs, jump off the bed, but has trouble walking upstairs and jumping up on the bed. 

 

I finally decide to make the vet appointment after a few days as he was still having difficulty, as soon as I make the appointment, I head upstairs, and in his true boyish way, Moki sprints past me on the stairs like nothings wrong.  Yip that would be right I think to myself, but inwardly I am delighted for the improvement.  I still had to help him on the bed, so keep the appointment anyway.

 

Vet appointments are always hard for me, it is stressful to know that the pet you love is going to be scared and stressed from this visit, but it is necessary for him.  I complete a nightshift, come home, toilet, fed, play and cuddle my bundle of fluff, and then it’s time.  I begin to fell nervous, I stand his cage upright, I pick Moki up and lower his back feet into the cage, he fights me, wriggling like a fish out of water, but in the end, momentum wins and I get him in.  He was so very brave in the car, he had a little bit to say, but not too bad. 

 

At the vets, he is bought out of his cage, he is scared, he doesn’t know the vet, and wonders why his teeth are being picked at, and why his legs have to be pulled.  He doesn’t strike out, but he wriggles like a worm and the vet is amazed at how strong he is.  The vet reaches for the thermometer, Moki sees this coming and he isn’t at all happy with the prospect of this being poked up the pie hole.  My Boy won that round, the Vet decides it is causing him too much stress so he won’t proceed, I am happy my Boy has spunk.  After much poking, prodding, squeezing, listening, it is established, my little lad has hurt his back, the fourth vertebra up from his tail.  I am relieved he isn’t internally sick, doesn’t need an operation and I can take him home with treatment I can do.

 

The ride home was very different, Moki in no uncertain terms let me know how unhappy he was, and boy did he have a lot to say.  I got him home, ring a friend that had been waiting to see how he was, and within mins Moki had been sick x4.  This was totally stress, he bought up all his meds. 

 

I clean up, then scoop him up, and take him to bed with me as I had been up all night at work.  I wake in the afternoon, and as I make my cups of coffee and are waking up, I let Moki go outside for the bathroom.  He comes back when he is ready, and I shut up the house and close all the downstairs windows and start to run a bath.  Before I hop in the bath, I decide to check on him, BUT, where is he?  I start looking in all the rooms, in all the places he can hide, I ran up and down the stairs, I am panicking inside, I want to cry, I can’t find him anywhere.  I call outside even though I know he was inside, I run from room to room again, I am aware I am hurting my knee on the stairs, but I must find my Moki.  I can’t though, I am devastated, upset, spent and can’t work out what happened.  I have a five min bath, get dressed, and start the process again; I look in places I have already looked, as if by magic he will be there this time. I open the doors, front and back, and in he walks.  In between telling him off and picking him up and kissing him, I figure out, he had jumped from the second story bathroom window before I closed it for my bath.  For a cat that can’t jump up, he sure can find his way down.  I text my friend and tell her Moki really upset me, and I don’t want to go to work, I want to stay home and be with him, the upset feelings hit me hard, I wasn’t prepared for them, I feel them in there rawness, and I can’t shake it off.

 

I however head out to work, I am still texting my friend, telling her I am in a world of pain tonight, my knee is so sore, my tummy and back hurt, and I just want to go home.  I say goodnight to her as I am walking towards work, its 2130hrs, it’s dark and as I turn the last bend before reaching work, I see someone lying on the grass near the stream that runs past work. I immediately thought of a colleague I had found in that position that I had to gave CPR to, I didn’t want to ever have to go through that again, but I can’t just leave him there.  He was down a small bank, trees surround the area and I assessed my danger, and didn't want to check him on my own.  (I feared it could be someone pretending to be hurt, and they may want to grab the person that goes to assist.)  I went to a neighbouring house, (he was scared to open the door at first), and asked him to call an ambulance and come with me to check him.  We took the phone with us, and checked, thank goodness he was breathing, I woke him up, but he was so off his face he wasn't making sense apart from the f&^k off words, they came clearly.  He stood up to walk, and promptly fell down, out to it again.  I stayed till the ambulance came, waking him at times to check responses.  He was just as unco-operative with ambo, and they were putting a call through to the cops as I was leaving.

 

May this coming day be so much less stressful, a day off to be with my Moki will be good medicine I think!  Sometimes it really is the little things that hit hard, I can cope with big stuff, I expect that, the little stuff, I don’t see coming, can throw me for a six.  turn   turn turn turn turn turn

 

Tell me, how was your day?


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   Posted 9/8/2011 11:36 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Awty,

My day has been good so far. I took a nice walk with my dog and have a friend coming over for coffee later. I did some errands and worked on some projects. Really not a lot, but I don't do a lot anyway.

Lucky thing that you found that guy,. What if nobody had found him? Would he have died? Do you think he was on some kind of substance, or alcohol? You were very kind to help him.

I am glad that you found Moki. Sounds like a cool cat. What does he look like? I had an abused dog, well twice, so I should say dogs. One I kept for eight or nine years until I had to put her to sleep. The other one I had for 15. I cry when I think of her becuase it was May 31 when I had to have her put down. I miss her so much... It is hard to talk about. But she was a good companion for many many years.

I thank you for starting this thread. I loved what you wrote. You are a fine person and I hope that you never forget that.

Hugs, Karen
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awty
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   Posted 9/8/2011 12:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Awe, thanks Karen,

I don't often write about myself at all. It is devastating when a pet has to be put down, that was the stress I was carrying with Moki, the risk of possibly having to make that hard choice for him should he had something worse. I very much understand how much sadness lossing your two special buddies creates, like me, they are your children. For me though, it runs deeper, for so many years growing up, I lived in isolation, if I managed to entice the family pet in, I felt less alone........enough said there I think, but Moki makes me feel less alone in this world now.

Moki is a grey, long haired, muscular, loop sided lipped bundle of joy, with a personality of naughtyness that I constantly laugh at. He loves to hide behind the curtain, wait for me to walk pass, and jump on my ankle, or hide under the coffee table, wait, and then go in for the big pounce. Not so funny if you have a mug of coffee in your hand.

Yes, the lad was very much under the influence, the risk being if he stood up and had walked face first into the river, or, if someone else found him and hurt him, or as it was night time, even the lower temp could have made things worse for him. I did get him to stand to assess wheither he was hurt, and he feel face first on the grass.

I am pleased you got your morning walk in with your buddy, special times those walks for both of you, enjoy your coffee later today Karen

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   Posted 9/8/2011 9:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Wow, Awty.  First of all, let me say you are really a good writer.  With all your detail you literally had me in suspence reading about Moki.  I'd love to hear more stories about him.   And I am certainly glad that he's okay.  Especially since he jumped out the window after his traumatic time of getting checked out.
 
And it certainly sounds like that man was lucky that you found him.  He is fortunate that you are a caring individual.
 
As for my day, it was extremely uneventful; which was nice.  The Lions Club in our town is having our annual Harvest Fair and I spent the day volunteering.  Specifically, I inputted sales items into their computer system that will be sold tomorrow.  ..I never realized the level of detail that they go through in planning this day.  I have been in town for 17 years now and this fair is a really big event with any profits going to local charities.  It felt nice to be able to contribute and it also felt calming that it kept my mind off my issues for awhile.
 
I am going back again tomorrow to help.  I hope you have a much better day.
 
Cass

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   Posted 9/8/2011 9:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Good night all,

See you in the morning.

Hugs, Karen...
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awty
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   Posted 9/10/2011 6:42 AM (GMT -6)   
Awe thanks Cass, that's generous of you to say,

Sounds like you had a great day too, it's a big event to orginise, it's great that you enjoyed it and went back the next day, hope the second day was just as much fun.

Hope you have a good weekend Rain.

Well, Moki has been a gem, he is eating, (without his knowledge) his pain meds each day, and this has enabled him to think he can jump again, I still have the feet of the bed, but at least he can get up there on his own.

Today was a lazy day for me, I had to work a nightshift, so I watched Rugby games all day, New Zealand is hosting the rugby world cup, and I am sports mad, so while Moki slept most of the day, (which is the best thing for him,) I did jobs in between games.

Walking back to work tonight was uneventful, for which I was pleased for.

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   Posted 9/10/2011 8:29 AM (GMT -6)   
Sounds like things are coming around Awty, I am happy for you. Moki sounds like a really cool kitty. I don't have cats because I am a dog person. But I remember the ones when I was a kid. My grandparents had a restaurant so we always had mousers. But they were cool cats. Except for one who bit me when I was a bsby. They took him to farm after farm and he kept finding his way home. Oh well. His name was Micky. lol... Different than Moki, but close. Then we had Panto. My grandfather was saying panther, but I called him Panto. He was black. Miky was orange tabby long hair. Well I am rambling. But wanted to wish you a good day.

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awty
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   Posted 9/10/2011 8:57 AM (GMT -6)   
Awe, Micky knew what he wanted and where he wanted to be, we think we pick pets, but they pick us, I like the name Panto, that's cool, as is Miky.

Moki was funny tonight, he has been super clingy all week, and before leaving for work I settled him on the bed, and came downstairs for five minutes to get things ready for work. I grabbed an Indian meal I could heat later at work, put it on the floor in a bag, and what do you know, "KAPLONK", that sound only means one thing, Moki has jumped of the bed, my little Thumper ran down the stairs, smooched me round my legs, and sat on the bag with my meal in it. He does this when he doesn't want me to leave, just sits on whatever bag I am getting ready.

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   Posted 9/10/2011 9:12 AM (GMT -6)   
That is so cute Awty. They know. My german shepherd knows when I am leaving and tries to stop me. She has a little seperation anxiety. But she calms down after I go. So my husband says. But she tries to block the door. She knows when I pick up my purse that I am leaving.

She is such a stinker sometimes when I walk her she wants to play tug of war with the leash. But for the most part she is good. But will only go so far and then she gets out of her comfort zone and wants to come home. Kind of cute when she stands there and wont go another step. lol... But I wish she wasn't so scared of things. She acts agressive at home where she feels safe, but not when she is on a walk. Oh well. We go anyway.

I hope that your day goes well.

Take care Awty,

Hugs, Karen
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awty
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   Posted 9/10/2011 9:51 AM (GMT -6)   
Awe, they are priceless. Our work dog used to be like your Shepard, what worked best for her is when I show her I am the leader. Dogs are pack animals, they think thier job is to protect us, but I taught Tess, I am there to protect her, and in turn, she slowly increased her trust and was happy to be lead. (This off course could only be achieved by exposing her to situations that triggered her) Not in an unsafe way, but just over time as things cropped up, like happening to be out walking when fireworks went off, she is terrified of them, but I needed to show her, I am the boss, stick with me, nothing bad will happen. (Because fireworks only occur a few times a year, she isn't over this fear yet mind you, thunder will set her off too.

They really do have such strong personalities aye Karen, and some people think animals have no feelings.

Hope you have a good day too, have fun

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   Posted 9/10/2011 10:43 AM (GMT -6)   
Oh she is afraid of thunder. We are working on her with that. When it happens we give her a treat. Hopefully this will work. If she is too scared, she wont eat. But so far so good.

She feels that she has to be close to me. Even follows me into the bathroom. And likes to be touching you. She is getting better. Will be two in January. So hopefully will mature mentally. She is still puppyish now. Love her though.

Thanks for the good day wishes. So far, so good.

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   Posted 9/12/2011 4:18 AM (GMT -6)   
Well, today was pretty good. Woke up without the shoulder pain that has been tormenting me the past few days.

Then I read the feedback for my thread on here. Mostly pleased by it; it was inspiring.

Cooked some burgers and spend some time snuggling with my fiancee. Watched some TV together. Can't beat that. :->

Also, our pet tabby cat is old and adorable. :-D Like most days, he laid around and tried to eat things that aren't healthy for him. And we took a stray puppy that had been wandering around our apartment for a few days to the shelter. Felt good. :-)

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   Posted 9/12/2011 9:14 AM (GMT -6)   
Awe TWD, that sounds like a perfect day, I am pleased you woke without pain, makes a big difference to how you feel aye. It's really great you got feedback that is of benefit.

Karen, I didn't realize your furbaby was only two, how cool to have a younger one around.

Hoping you both have a good day
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