Emergency Love Needed

arctic1 001-cropFriends, Barney is in surgery as I write this.  If you would please keep him in mind for the next few hours, I would be so grateful.

He’s swallowed something — from the films, it looks like one of those clips that come with the Da Bird cat-toy.  Around 24 hours ago he started puking.  I kept hoping it would get better.  It didn’t.  I was up all night with him and when he puked again at 4:30 this morning, I bundled him to the emergency vet.

By now he may be under.  He was dehydrated and so the vet wanted him to stay on electrolyte drip until his blood —

Oh jeez I don’t believe it.  Now Bugs is throwing up his breakfast.

Enough.  I better go clean up.

Please — the next few hours are going to be critical for Barney.  Please pray for him, or do whatever you do that’s prayer-like.

Happy new year.  You think?

Update three hours later:  Vet just called.  Barney tolerated the surgery well and complications appear unlikely.  More details to follow.  But for now:  YAYAYAY.  Also, Bugsy ate some baby-food.  New Year is starting to look a lot better.  After a somewhat questionable start.


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Anita loves cats. This must be because she, too, has had nine lives. She’s been dancing since she could walk, she was a commercial artist and advertising producer, she earned a third-degree black belt in Aikido, she is a drummer with the Afrique Aya Dance Company, she is an attorney, and she’s a meditator and a devoted student of Nonviolent Communication. She also spent one lifetime sidelined with a devastating back injury in 1992. Since then – FELDENKRAIS METHOD® to the rescue. The FELDENKRAIS METHOD is all about dreaming concretely – thinking intelligently and independently by way of a gracious and kind physicality. The work affords all who study it a process by which to reach, with movement, into the mind and the heart, to make nine lives into one whole being.
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34 Responses to Emergency Love Needed

  1. rena1021 says:

    Keeping my fingers crossed for your boys – and you. May it be a happier year than the start it’s taken!

  2. dawn knapp says:

    We are with you. Holding you all in love and comfort and peace. Deep breath…

  3. Herman says:

    We’re keeping that poor guy in our minds. Hope it all goes well…

  4. Cats are masters of timing, aren’t they? Best wishes for you and your furkids and try not to worry too much (next to impossible, I know!) We went through this a few years ago an it was no fun at all. May Master Bugs have an uncomplicated surgery and a speedy recovery.

  5. Bonnie says:

    Thoughts and prayers with you and your boys!

  6. OMG! Hope everything will be okay!! Keeping fingers crossed… xoxo Roxy & Tigerlino

  7. kolytyi says:

    Fingers crossed for Barney and Bugs. I hope all things will go smoothly and you get back Barney soon in best shape.

  8. Clooney says:

    Oh thank goodness, just saw your update. Sending huge purrs and prayers Barney’s way for a full and complete healing and recovery with ease. Also sending purrs to Bugs and you. We hope that 2014 will bring you health, joy, love, prosperity, peace and possibility.

  9. Pattie Williams says:

    I am!!!!! I love all 3 of you and of course am doing my part to send you love, support and encouragement! P

    Sent from my iPhone


  10. dawn knapp says:

    YAYAYAY! Now you can get on with that Happier New Year!

  11. OH MY!! Just read this and also the update, hoping they are both ok!

  12. Oh gosh, I am so glad to hear he came through surgery and is recovering. You know I love him because he’s my kitty’s doppelgänger and also because I know how special he is to you. I will keep praying for both Barney and Bugs, and you.

  13. Angel Abby says:

    Keeping all of you in our purrs and prayers.

  14. Charles Huss says:

    Glad to hear Barney is doing better. What a start to the new year.

  15. Carolyn says:

    OMG!! I am so glad Barney is ok. Please keep us updated about both of them! What a way to start the year 😦 xox

  16. looloo says:

    My God, Barney!!! Please, please, please, our God, be it God or Allah or “God” knows who… Keep that little kitty healthy!

  17. Sparkle says:

    I am purring for a speedy recovery for Barney! And that Bugs just had a temporary upset. Wow, what a way to start the new year!

  18. Connie says:

    purrs to all of you

  19. Oh my! We keep you all in our purrs!! Please keep us posted.

  20. Marcy Benham says:

    My goodness, Barney! And Bugs…sympathy vomiting…really? Glad to hear Barney’s surgery went well, and that Bugs is eating baby food! Did the vet say what they found with surgery? I live in fear of one of my dogs ingesting something which will give them problems. I feel your worry and am glad it’s resolved happily so far! Happy New Year!

  21. Love sent… And a hug for you.

  22. Karen Lucas says:

    How absolutely terrifying for you, considering what you’ve been through. So relieved that he came through the surgery ok and that his brother is eating – wow! What a way to start the new year – everything else will be wonderful in 2014, for sure!

  23. Anne d says:

    My prayers certainly for big beautiful Barney.

  24. Hope the boys are ok.

  25. Oldcat says:

    Good luck with Barney’s recovery. Hopefully Bug’s issue is just stress. Best wishes to all of you.

  26. So sorry for your furbaby’s ordeal, how worried and frightened you must have been. Thank God
    Barney is on the mend, and that Bugs is feeling better. He was so sweet to share the pain with you and Barney.

  27. Well crap. Go offline a couple of days and look what happens…I hope Barney is hope and recouping, and Bugs just had a hairball. Happy New Year indeed!

  28. So happy fur you and Barney! I know how it hurts you humans when your kat is hurting. My human cries when a kat is hurt and she purrays fur it. But God ALWAYS answers her! (purrs)!!



  29. cat9984 says:

    My cats (SuperSnoops and Kommando Kitty) are wondering how Barney’s doing.

  30. Basil says:

    Keep us updated, thoughts are with you!!

  31. Cats & Co says:

    Shoot me! Why didn’t I see this earlier in my inbox?! 😦
    Glad to know Barney did good during the surgery!

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