In November, when I last wrote. My skin was literally dripping from my bones with sores and my little body was pained and uncomfortable. I had lost so much weight I was but a grumpy stick of un-wellness. I was in and out of the vets and spent many a day hospitalised on a drip with pipes here and there to help me breathe. It was a dreadful month in all honesty and I could barely lift a paw to write about it. Then, in December, I met a lovely Vet called Mr Godfrey and he set me on the right path with an amazing skin regime and diagnosed me with URTICARIA PIGMENTOSA. Finally, a name for my condition and a treatment plan.
I am sat here today with Momma, sending my thoughts through her fingertips to the keyboard, just pouring out how grateful we all are that I am bouncing about like the kitten I am inside and playing, eating and being happy again with no breathing, piddling or skin issues and all from a small dose of antihistamines. That tiny pill did all this when all other interventions nearly had me, well, very very poorly. So, I am free of my shackles and with it a breath of fresh air. Momma came off worse with a tummy ulcer - fancy that!
In these last four months we have seen kittens leave and kittens being born. Filly cat has five delightful crazy critters that I have taken under my wing and am teaching them all the naughty things to do. They follow me about like a chain of baby elephants, nose to tail squeaking as we march. I have taken on their schooling and education in all matters concerning misbehaving and do not take any rubbish which usually results in a clip around the ear and back in line they get.
We had a new starter too from the house of Lexifers where the great KING SLINKY was born. He is a red & white midget with huge catitude and absolutely no manners what so ever. He has taken many clips about his lug holes and is now forming a neat line behind my well trained FILLINGS (FillyCat babies). His name is Elton, he is far from trained and is very silly, goofy and daft and is always trying to outrun the world. He has slotted in very well and has a second family in Gazoo & Sol. Ah, yes, Sol. He is currently still here after a mishap with his scheduled USA home. Oh well. He will soon be off to join his full brother Cookie in due course as a wonderful cuddly pet.
Ikon has continued to have willy problems, then, miraculously it all stopped now he is neutered and Momma is on the hunt for the purrfect home for him. We are up to 13 cats and the food train is straining at the sides as well as Momma's energy levels. It has been such a worry that something more serious was wrong with him and he was due to see a specialist if things didn't change soon. Phew. More money in the pot for food!
The Horraces have been breeding all winter? So much for hibernation and slowing down. Nope, not at Maystar HQ. They are onto a good thing and must have told the entire woodland as there were 14 of the grey jobbies bouncing about all Winter. To add to that the Wood Pigeons landed en-mass and brought with them Sparrows, foxes, Hedgehogs and even a flock of tiny Long Tailed Tits. The Sparrow Hawk was having a field day. Don't mention rats!!! All this nature in our teeny plot of suburbia. SaBreena is out there into late cold evenings, thick coat keeping her body taosty, watching life unfold in front of her eyes. She is the only one brave enough to venture out. Magnus Rex & Ikon get to chase a few critters but in general, they are both terrified of the Horraces which yap and launch at them. Plucky little F@rkers!!
I will endeavor to keep you all up to date with the goings on. It has just been a bit tricky. Thank you all for being there out in the world to receive my words - for now I shall bid you farewell.
Your Queen Vee =^..^=