Update: ADOPTED!!! Within one day of posting. Was it me? Who knows, but hurray!
World, today I have for you a bachelorette whose name deserves to be screamed from the rafters of a Medieval dinner party in the spring. Please welcome:
Princess Phoebe Butters!!!!!!
All Hail Princess Phoebe Butters!
Now, Tree House describes her as “the prettiest kitty in all the land.” I’ll amend that to “the prettiest kitty in all the land who is no longer adoptable from Tree House and has all four of her legs.”
Princess Butters bestowed her presence upon the House of Trees in December of 2015 when she demanded to be removed from her outdoor circumstances. It would seems that she had once been princess of another land but was overthrown from her kingdom due to some nonsensical reasons that no one could possibly fathom. Apparently, her previous captors tried to contain her power by having her claws removed. HISS! Although she no longer has her beautiful claws, she still loves human companionship and is most interested in one on one play sessions. She would do best in a kingdom all of her own, or possibly with another co-princess of a similar disposition. Although it’s not very royal to mention, Princess Phoebe Butters may have a touch of the IBD. This has yet to be confirmed.
If you need a Princess to rule your heart, seek no further! Princess Phoebe Butters awaits! All hail Princess Butters! Long live the Butters!
Awaiting her new court at The House of Tree.
You may have all noticed my absence last week. Well, my absence was due to Doodle’s abscess. You see, despite MomFOD’s frequent brushings, Doodle (our dog) somehow managed to get dental disease. Sadly, she had to have many teeth pulled and it happened on Tuesday Haikusday and there was much fuss over the dog. Anyway, she’s better now, but she has inspired me to wax poetic about teeth.
Glistening white, sharp
Used to eat and to wake you
When it’s time to eat.
Chewing, Brushing, Care
Is needed to keep them clean.
You must brush the teeth.
Unhealthy teeth cause
heart disease and other pain.
Do not ignore teeth.
Alana here for a moment. For many years, I brushed Doodle’s teeth. I wiped them clean, I used a toothbrush and doggie toothpaste. I even fed her a raw diet. And yet, still, I noticed one wiggly tooth that started receding. The doctor and I watched it for four months and still it wouldn’t fall out, so we scheduled a cleaning and extraction. It turns out she had six teeth that needed pulling. And now she seems in improved mood, she’s not licking her lips all the time, and her breath smells lovely and fresh.
If your buddies suddenly have bad breath or you notice any loose teeth, you should not ignore it. While dentals can be expensive, in the long run, they can save your friend’s life. Infected teeth can lead to heart disease and other life-threatening infections. If you don’t already brush, start doing it! It is really more important than you might have ever thought.
Crepes and Alana.
UPDATE 3/28/16: This great guy was adopted, along with another special needs kitty. Hurray!!!
Today I have a treat for you! I realize it’s St. Patrick’s Day, but please remember that Pi Day was earlier this week. And so, I bring you a lovely slice of Apple Pie.
Have you ever seen an apple pie with this lovely of a face, or really, with any face at all? Highly unlikely. This particular pie was not made in a cozy bakery. NO! This pie is from the street. He’s a street pie. But don’t let that concern you. It hasn’t diminished his quality at all! He’s just an All-American slice of pie, hold the eyelids. But again, what pie have you ever seen with eyelids? Probably none.
Apple Pie has eyelid agenesis trichiasis, which means he requires artificial tears several times a day to stop his little lashes from rubbing on the surface of his eyes. There are a few different options to treat this, such as removing his eyelashes (will require period visits to the vet) or getting his eyelids repaired. He doesn’t yet have the funds needed for a distinct course of treatment, so he’s going with the eye drops for now. It’s like drizzling a bit of caramel sauce on your pie – it just makes him all the more lovely.
Apple Pie’s appearance here today was a request from our friends at As The World Purrs in conjunction with Great Plains SPCA Merriam. To learn more about Apple Pie, visit his website! He’s still a tiny little guy who loves to play and would love to meet you! Please share his little pie face and help him find his home!
Pie checking out the world. Or pooping. Not sure which.
Pie in a hole.
Apple Pie and his buddy “A La Mode” (I don’t actually know who that is.)
It’s been a slice!
UPDATE: I’ve received word that a kind doctor has agreed to do the eyelid surgery pro bono for Apple Pie! That means all he needs is a home! Step one complete! HURRAY!!!!
Apparently today is “National Napping Day.” I believe I just produced some lovely haiku about napping, and yet I am compelled to produce more to celebrate this most sacred of days.
Grumble, grunt, and snore.
Outside, I am restless but
In my soul, I dream.
I kick tiny paws
Running so hard I take off
Always on four feet.
Curled into a ball
Tiny paws tucked on my nose
Fifteen times a day.
What do you guys dream of while you nap?