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NF-Lee's Gildor and Frodo

Why I haven’t been posting lately.

Posted on 2008.06.11 at 18:25


Lavender Took
lavendertook at 2008-06-12 21:52 (UTC) (Link)
Your babes are all gorgeous, human and feline alike. Raoul has had such a long loved life--16 wonderful years--how long to 17? And he'll be surrounded by loved ones until the end who will do all they can to minimize his suffering--he's a lucky being, truly. And I'm so glad Pixie found such a loving home after years of the breeding life--I'm not fond of cat breeding and I'm so glad she got a real home--she sounds like such a sweetie--I'm glad you have her.

And I love your telling of their voices--siamese's can have such different voices. My meezer, Saki Took, has a voice just like Frederick--I call it a Stevie Nicks voice. My Storm, my previous meezer, and one of the meezer's I grew up with, Pye-Pye, had ranges like Angelo, though Stormie was a little softer, probably like Pixie.

I'm glad Pixie is doing better. And Angelo sounds like he'll be with you a long time still. I can't imagine the work of 3 sick babes though. I lost my 12 year old Milli, the kitty in the icon, in Februrary after a year of care and recovery until the final downward swing with lung cancer her last week--I know what you mean about the good part of caring for them--I'm glad I got the chance to pamper her for her last year.

I've lived with cats all but 2 of my 46 years, and with siamese's all but 4. I grew up with meezers and my parents never had any other kind of cat. My mom and brother together live with 2 siamese sisters my Dad insisted they all get and named Aurora and Borealis a little less than a year before he died--they'd sit in the pockets of his sweater.

I'm the cosmopolitan one out of the bunch in that I also have domestic shorthairs. (-; I can't live without cats for housemates, and I don't think I'm fully happy without at least one of them being siamese--I need those possessive little talkie guard cats. I never planned to be more than a 2 cat household, but a couple of strays,a mom and a kitten, had other ideas and moved in with us almost 2 years ago now so Milli and Saki and the strays made 4. Now, after losing Milli, we're down to 3. My meezer Saki is 10 and I hope she'll be staying around for as many more as possible.

I adore that pic with Pixie sitting across Angelo's impossibly long body! And Raoul balancing that glass on his belly!

I was wondering if you have anyway to make films or have a live feed for your daughter to view the kitties with? My heart goes out to her being so far from her family cats.

I'm so sorry it's been such a difficult spring for you. Remember to take good care of yourself, too. Keep us updated on your dear furry ones--you've got plenty of flistmates here who love trading cat stories.
mechtild at 2008-06-13 13:41 (UTC) (Link)
Lavendar Took, I loved reading your response this morning. I want to answer it more fully when I get home from work. See you later, fellow cat-lover! ("Meezers" - I love that for Siamese; I've never heard the expression before.)
mechtild at 2008-06-13 20:54 (UTC) (Link)
Hi! I'm back home again.

So you had/have Siamese cats yourself, Lavender Took? Then you know all about their special charm, including their range of voices, and the way they love to use them ("talkie little guard cats" - they are certainly talkie! - or most of them are). And you know about the special satisfaction of being able to care for a beloved cat before she or he dies. That's one of the pluses of having cats that are raised to an indoor life. Our cats were indoor-outdoor growing up, as were all of my mother's after I'd gone out on my own. The worst case scenario to me to have let the cat out only to find them dead on a road. No time at all to say farewell. You say your Milli died of lung cancer. If it doesn't trouble you to think about it, was that her primary cancer, or did the cancer metastasize to her lungs from elsewhere?

You asked about sending our daughters movies. Yes, we've been taking little movies of them all along. When we get a disc's worth we mail it to her. Emailing them as attachments means they have to be compressed to a very poor quality. She'd rather wait to see good versions of the clips.

I hope your kitties live long and happily. And no, ten is not old for a cat, not at all. Saki should be with you many more years!
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