Sunday, December 30, 2012


We are seeing some improvement in Lily today. She isn't eating much on her own but will take her Critical Care food by syringe and is drinking water and a bit of diluted milk on her own. What has happened to her is still a mystery but we know the heart is weak and cats do get down for reasons similar to our flu. I read a few lines in the used book I bought titled Folk Medicine by D.C.Jarvis. I couldn't sleep so I opened it to a page that had this written..

I have come to marvel at the instincts of animals to make use of natural laws for healing themselves. They know uneeringly which herbs will cure what ills. Wild creatures first seek solitude and absolute relaxation, then they rely on the complete remedies of nature. An animal with fever quickly hunts up an airy, shady place near water, there remaining quiet, eating nothing but drinking often until its' health is recovered

Just this quote helped me sleep.
Ed is staying close but not cuddling. I know prayer works. Thank you all so much.
Isn't it amazing how they know what to do. He is so old himself  (25 this coming May) and yet has the wits about him to know what is going on. He's a real treasure.

I am finished now with many clients and starting with new ones. I have diabetic cats, cats on thyroid medicine and cats on diets. I tell ya, even with animals we know that health is everything.

Hope you are having a good Sunday. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for all your prayers and soothing comments about Lily. She is far from out of the woods but as long as she shows improvement, we will continue to do what needs to be done to hopefully give her a little more time with us,  and Ed.

hugs, Deb. 


  1. I hope she will get better.

    Warm hugs

  2. Their little bodies are just like babies--so fragile when it comes to illness. She couldn't be in better hands though and I'll continue my prayers. XOXO

  3. Will continue my morning and evening prayers for her, dear Ed, and you.

  4. I'm holding Lily in my thoughts. Bless Mr. Ed for his loving presence, he's a true gem.

  5. You have such a kind soul....all the best to you and your kitties.

  6. Deb
    am a longtime lurker and I always read your lovely blog,but have to let you know I am keeping Lily in my prayers and all my kitties are purring very hard for her.

  7. Love and rest works wonders...their little bodies cope with much more than ours can. I've always hated syringing food so I use my fingers to place the food in their mouths.
    Still thinking of you all.
    Jane x

  8. Hi Deb,

    I'm just reading up a bit...
    So sorry to read about Lily's illness.
    We too will pray for her.



  9. I really hope she gets better! It's very sad and stressful to take care of a sick pet. Will keep her in my thoughts today!

  10. I'm keeping lily in my prayers, when our old white lady cat Tasha was ill her coat went strange the hair looked a bit greasy, not greasy feeling but different looking, ( does that make sense), when I look at lily t reminds me of her.The vet told us their coats reflect their health, I hope she can pull out of this and if its her time that she goes softly, our Tash was 21 and developed an anal gland infection, with meds and teaspoons of water she pulled through but it damaged her heart, she did live four years after the infection.Please know you are in my thoughts,

  11. So glad to hear that Lily is improving. I will continue to pray for all of you. I am so glad she is surrounded by those who love her... her kitty family and her human parents. So much love. That must be such a huge comfort for her. Blessings.
    Love and Hugs to all,
    Lily, WA, USA

  12. Wishing Lily well. She is surrounded by love and I'm sure that helps.


  13. Glad to hear Lily is doing better. I hope she continues to improve!

  14. I treasure you and your cats. You're such a good mother to them. I hope you have more years to come with those that are ailing. In my thoughts.

  15. Glad to hear that Lily is feeling a bit better :)
    Me and my mom-person hopes she continues to improve.

  16. I hope she keeps improving. Seniors' health issues are scary but sometimes the little ones are tougher than we think. I knew of a puppy who had a heart condition and was supposed to live only 3 or 4 years. She lived to be 8. Lily may not be ready to leave you yet!


  17. Continued prayers and purrs.. Get well sweet one.. rest and drinking are the best things.. Hugs GJ xx

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  19. Sending sweet Lily, you and all the kitties hugs and purrs Deb!
    xo Catherine & Banjo

  20. Sending healing thoughts + prayers to lovely Lily and all of you. Mr. Ed is her guardian angel.

  21. Do hope Lily continues to improve - and Ed is such a star.

  22. I'm just catching up on your posts and so sorry to hear Lily has been ill. It's so hard when your pets are elderly and you are trying to keep them with you just a little bit longer. Lily couldn't be in better hands. Glad you had the little guy to cheer you up some today!