Patience Is a “Fur”tue…

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Hello Kitty lovers,

If you have been following my blog, “The Kitty Cat Diaries”, you will know me. I am “Luna Skye” and I am a “Chemo-Angel Kitty”.  I send letters and small gifts via the U.S. Mail, to my assigned “buddies” via the Chemo-Angels program.  I love sending little gifts , snacks, toys, pressies etc..to cheer people up who are not feeling well and who are going through Chemotherapy.

When I’m not doing my letter writing with my human Mom, I am just being a regular kitty cat at home, living with my humans who love me very much. I love them too, but don’t tell them that OK? it might go to their heads and then they might expect displays of affection just any old time.  That’s just not going to happen!

So do you know that I came to live at my home now on January 29, 2013. I was 1 1/2 yrs old and now I am 4 yrs old! My mommy has been very patient in waiting for me to “come around”.  At first I started just jumping up on her chair and sitting on a plastic bag at her feet. That is what I did last Winter of 2013-14. Mommy put a plastic bag on the foot part of her “Lazy Boy” chair! She knows that I love to get into bags, any kind of bags (paper, plastic and any kind of bag or enclosure).  But with kitty cats like me you MUST be careful because I love to get into all bags. If the bag has any handles at all, you MUST cut them so I do not get caught inside of them. I am very curious and I might just put my head inside of the handles and then my head would be stuck and I could get hurt very badly.  In fact, if mommy throws the plastic grocery bag on the floor quickly for even just a moment, I curl up inside of it and EVERY time, I stick my little head inside of the handles!! It’s the very first thing that I do! Sooooo please please remember to always cut those handles! I’m precious  and I know your kitty is too!

So back to my story:  So last Winter I did start getting up to sit with mommy but still not too close but close enough and near her legs. At times I would put my chin on her leg and be really cute!  The bags she used just as “bait” to get me to sit near or with her!!  Then one day I stopped sitting up there on her chair. No matter what she did, I just didn’t want to sit  there any more.  I go and lay down to sleep under the couch in the Winter time because there’s a heat vent that goes straight under there. It’s nice and dark and cozy under there.  Just as mommy is cozy but she is not dark and I do prefer Dark places.  Do you know that the first 6 months that I lived here, I slept in mommy’s bed with her? Yep, I put my chin on her arm and I slept there every night. I don’t know why but I  suddenly stopped sleeping in her bed, in her room  and I even stopped going in their bedroom.  If I do enter their bedroom, I suddenly now realize where I am and I tend to LEAP over the line between the hall and bedroom door!! It’s almost as though….well…Mommy thinks I’m somehow afraid in her bedroom and that I think the line where the doorway meets is something scarey and so I jump over it!

Mommy was a bit sad last year and so I pampered her and as I have said, I did sleep on a bag at her feet and on her chair. I stopped doing that and then I slept in the rocking chair in the spare room.  Then I stopped sleeping there and I started sleeping on the window sill, special kitty cat seat!  Suddenly, I just stopped sleeping anywhere except the basement!

I do enjoy the creepy crawly things in the night downstairs! I love the dark (even though they think for some reason, I need a night light!!???)….I don’t!  Shhhhh….don’t tell because I just pamper them…they like it when I please them. I don’t do it often but sometimes I allow it to just happen.  Soooo then as I’ve said, I slept in the basement for a few months. I do enjoy it when mommy sleeps in her “Lazy Boy” chair and daddy has already gone up to bed! Because now that Im not finicky about where I sleep, I jump right up on her chair and get up on her tummy and I do the “kneading”  or the “bread rolling”  steps.  I get up on her and start “poking” and “picking” at her belly and clothes until I feel that it is “comfy”.  I settle in and go to sleep and I just love sleeping there for hours if I am allowed!  Gosh, I am giving her what she always wanted so why doesn’t she stay there forever so I can just enjoy myself?  She usually lets me sleep there for a couple of hours and then she goes up to bed to be with her hubby human.

So all in all, it has taken me almost 2 years before I have gotten to the spot in my life that I can comfortably get up and actually sit ON mommy’s lap.  So please, If you have a kitty and especially one like me who’s been through a lot of abuse and has “issues”…..please give them lots of time to get to know you.  Two years is a very long time but my mommy is /was patient and she just let me be who I am. She pets me and loves and feeds me.  She plays with me and always has.  She even just leaves me alone when I feel like that too!  Mommy went to get some advice from a “Cat Behaviorist” at first when I would not be or wasn’t very sociable even with her!  That educated person told my mommy that she could “bring me back to the shelter and get another cat who likes to be cuddly and sit on her lap”!!! My mommy cried and told the lady that she already “loves me” and that “Cats are not just things you can toss away”…we have feelings and I had been through so much, being part of the “Ann Arbor 88” (a group of 88 kitties found in a hoarder’s house a few years ago in about 2013).  I had been abused and neglected, scared and starved. I needed lots of time, love and affection. I needed to be who I just AM!

I’m so glad mommy didn’t give up on me and I didn’t give up on her either! Now we snuggle together on her chair all the time! She thought it might never happen. She thought we were just going to be “friends” and say “hello” to one another from time to time.  She thought I might only allow her to love me by petting me, brushing me, feeding me and cleaning my potty box!  But no!!!!…… I needed 2 years! I needed that time! Now we are the best of friends and I help Cancer patients to smile!  I sit with mommy every day now and we both enjoy it so much!

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A Cat’s Eye View…

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Hi Furrriends,

It’s me, Luna Skye! I’m sorry that it’s been awhile since I’ve written, but a whole lots been going on at my house.  First of all, the Summer was here and my daddy was home. I like it when daddy is home because then mommy and daddy are both home.  But the problem is that also then neither of them are home so much.  I do like routine you know!!?  My routine is as follows:  Get up from sleeping wherever the heck I want to sleep…usually in my mommy’s bed, in her arms and in a fur ball with my chin on her arm. (*she wakes up with her arm asleep sometimes, but that’s OK, it doesn’t bother me too much). Then I “talk” to everyone until they both pet me while I eat. Yes, I have this weird fettish of wanting to be petted whilst eating my food. I’m not quite sure where that one came from, but nonetheless, I do enjoy that human affection when filling my stomach up.  After eating…oh oh oh!~!!!! I forgot something…rewind…..go back….back some more….OK stop!  After sleeping, I get up first and then I do some “thunder storming” around the house first. THEN, Daddy gets up first and he turns on that loud thing with the water that pours out.  I patiently wait for him and then we go downstairs together….of course I race him and I always win!! Then he starts doing the business of making some hot water with a bag in it and some kind of bread thing that POPS up and makes a loud noise! I just cannot get used to it and I jump a mile every single time I hear it!! Then I hear mommy getting up and I don’t care if I’m in the middle of a long drink of water from the faucet; I run as fast as I can to mommy and rub my head on her hand and let her pet me.  She needs that you know? So then she knows what to do and she starts getting my dry food ready for the day and my new ice cold water for the day and then I get that soft gooey food that smells so awesome.  After that I usually shake my head to get the loose stuff off and it flies all over the place (I like that part too! hee hee) and I lay down for a nap.

So I like my routine and depending on if it is when my human daddy goes to work or not, thats what makes me either happy or not so much. In the Summer time I like to stand on a chair (as in my feature photo) and look out the front door at critters and such.  In the Winter, I just find the nearest heat vent or warm body and lay next to it or in my mommy’s case, on top of her!  I just love when mommy’s got a nice furry and fat robe on, otherwise she’s just too boney and I get down sometimes because I like a little “cushion” where I lay my lil punkin head!!! Summer time I am more aware of the sounds of birds chirping and the buzzing of the bees and other little tiny critters. I run around from window to window and have lots of fun absorbing the outdoor life, from my safe indoor “TV”.  In the Winter time though, I just feel more lazy and I don’t do any of that. Mostly, I get mommy or daddy to play with me for a bit after breakfast and then I like to sleep most of the rest of the times!

I’ve been a good little “chemo angel kitty”. I have found a few friends who saw my Facebook public celebrity pet page and they are sick and so I send them a cheery note sometimes,until they are done with chemo and stuff.  I like my calling and I enjoy making people feel warm and fuzzy. I am a warm and fuzzy kind of gal. I also am a chemo angel kitty to a little girl who’s only 4 yrs old, so pray for her OK? The lil stinker is so cute and I just love her because she just adores me so much…..ya know?

Well, I just wanted to say “hey” and check in with ya…Winter is around the corner and I’m just a lump on a log during that time. Well, not to say that my mommy is like a “log” but she is pretty boney when I go to lay down on her and that’s why I prefer the big blue robe or even better yet, a blanket on her lap. Sending kitty love and hopefully I won’t wait so long to check in next time! Sending love and kitty purrs to you and yours!! Hey visit my page on Facebook if you like or on “Catster” too. My “Catster address is on this blogs pages…you’ll see it up there someplace.  My Facebook page is at: https://www.facebook.com/AngelKittyLunaSkye  go there and come check me out, ok? If and when you arrive, could you and would you please just “LIKE” the page for me? Mommy told me to ask you that, because I don’t really care; I only care about people and other furry critters…so I send you my kitty love….

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A Lesson In Trust

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Hello Purrfect furriends!!
It’s me, Luna…How are you all doing? I’m doing so good! I helped my daddy figure out that a bird fell into our fireplace! I told him it was there and I got him and I got mommy and we all were listening and looking with a flashlight! Daddy found it and he got it out and saved the day! If I was wild and in the outdoors, I might want to eat the little fellow…but since I’m fed and loved, why shouldn’t he be also? So I decided that I should let them know about the little chirper and save the day! It feels good to be a heroine sometimes. Although it’s still pretty fun to drop a bird at the feet of the hoomans we love, isn’t it? MOL…(**MOL= meow out loud)
I didn’t have a very purrfect day on Caturday! I was laying in mommy’s arms and she was giving me love. It was such a wondfurful Caturday morning and then daddy was worrying me a little…I perked my ears up and my whiskers moved and my eyes got as big as saucers….He’s usually a pretty good daddy and he loves me, so I trust him…It’s hard for me to trust because I came from a bad and abusive hoarders home.  I trust him none the less…but he came from nowhere and whisked me into this black nylon “purse” thing (carrying crate)! I didn’t know where I was going or what was going to happen to me. I was being very brave continuing to trust this hooman who’s not my #1 but my #2 hooman! We left mommy at home…she was letting water come out of some holes on her face! She seemed very sad so I didn’t know if I should worry about her or worry about me!???
We drove awhile but daddy was reassuring. He touched the open sides of the “purse thing” and spoke softly and gently to me. We arrived at our destination and there were about 7 animals in a line and then daddy was very smart!! He had brought a fold up chair and put me in my case on his lap. We stayed there for a long time until they called my name “LUNA STEWART”!??!! Daddy got up and took me into a room, that looked vaguely familiar! This nice man and lady petted me and spoke softly to me and I sorta liked it and I was purring…UNTIL SUDDENLY….the man picked me up like I used to pick up my babies in the back of the neck!! I was thinking “WOAAAHHH…HOLD ON THERE BUDDY!! Do you know who I am?? I’m Luna….Queen of the House!!” He pretty much told me that I was not Queen of his house..MOL…then he POKED ME IN THE BEHIND!!! Much to my surprise!! I hissed at him because it all happened so fast and it kinda smarts!! OUCHHHHHHEY WAAA WAAA!!
Finally, after 2 whole hours (because it was the low cost shot clinic day and everyone was there and there feline brother and their canine sister and all of their feline and canine aunts, uncles, kids, cousins and everyone else who cannot afford the $52.00 exam fee AND the shot fee, were there! Everyone was standing in this long line that went out to the street! I mean there were cats and dogs of all breed, shape and size! A nice German shepherd came up to my little “window” on my “purse” and she said “Hi” to me …and I said “Meap” to him…he was OK…but then this big burly dog with a spiked collar came up to me and I scratched and hissed at him through my cage! *Daddy thinks maybe this was the kind of dogs that were at the “hoarders” house where I used to live?? The dogs were starved and they started thinking of us Felines as “dinner”…and I mean it…some of my BFF’s were “dinner” for some hungry Pit Bulls! It wasn’t really their fault, I was hungry also!! But just the same, I didn’t want him near me!!! ( OH and BTW..just FYI…I mean…if something happened to me (God Forbid)..Mommy and daddy have an insurance card for just me…but for medical emergencies and stuff that I hope to never have! So I will always be taken good care of…but they didn’t really have the extra money for the cost of the exam AND my 3 year distemper booster shot!)
After all of that…the Dr and the nurse petted me afterwards, and all was well in the world again and I sounded like a freight train, they told daddy; because I was purring so loudly! MOL…MOL…We went home and we walked in …well Daddy walked in and I was still in the ridiculous “purse” thingy! Mommy was waiting for us, especially for ME…MOL…she gave me my breaf-gast and I gobbled it up slurping all the way!!! Then I went to my spots: the side window…the door wall window…the bay window seat box with the fluffy pillow for me to lounge all day on!!! Everything was as it should be….except….my mommy had wet eyes??? HMMM…Not sure what that’s for?? But all in all, I’m “HOME” and that’s all that matters…..What I learned today…or on Caturday…was just one more lesson on “trust”. I trust them more now because they took me out and brought me back to my furrever home, where mommy was waiting for me!!! I was so happy to see her and eat my “breaf-gast…..she pet me awhile and and snuggled on me and gave me another drink from the silver spout that is in their hooman’s “eating room”. That silver thing that water comes out of and I either bat at it or drink, depending on my mood or thirst levels!
Thank you for coming to my “Kitty Cat Diaries”….I’m learning about trust more and more each day that goes by and they show me how much they love me!! G’nite Furrriends!!! Purr at ‘cha later!
Love, Luna Skye

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Luna Chattering/ Talking to her little Buddy….*(cute alert)

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The Chemo-Angel Kitty

Hi…my name is Luna…and I want to tell you about my life just a little bit. I don’t think you should turn the page now because you think it’s going to be boring. I am anything but boring, I promise you that. I am “Angel Kitty Luna Skye”. I am a Chemo-angel Kitty cat. I am an all white domestic mix of short/medium hair. I have had 2 kittens and I got them and me out of a hoarders house to save us. It wasn’t their fault, but the doggies were eating my furriends. They were hungry and their instinct made them kill us to eat. There were 28 other kitty’s or so …and about 10-12 dogs. I got out one day and hid in a neighbors backyard deck. I had my kittens and nursed them and then someone found me /us. At first I was very worried because I was taken back to the human hoarders house, because the neighbors found us under their deck and took us back where they thought I lived. But as soon as they saw some of the conditions, they called the Huron Valley Humane Society in Ann Arbor, MI. This was in or about July 2011.
Soon, a bunch of people came and took my other furriends and me to a place where they took care of us and fed us and we got cuddles. Then, because I was nursing and sick and underweight (only less than 5 lbs and one year old); I got to go to a foster home. I stayed there for 6 months and then I was adopted by my mommy and daddy. I’ve lived with my mommy and daddy now for 15 months and I am having a great life now! If you read some of my other blog posts, you can see my daily diary and find out the fun I have every day now and the love I give and receive.
So my mommy has been a Chemo-angel since 2006 or so. It is a non profit org. online which was started by one woman and has become something very wonderful. You see, it doesn’t matter what age that someone gets that scarey diagnosis of “Cancer”; it’s scarey regardless. My mommy’s mommy passed away of colon cancer in 2002 and she has had several aunts and Uncles pass away also from different cancers. So mommy found out about the Chemo-angels and she filled out the forms and became one. She got her first “buddy” and it went from there. Mommy is still friends with most of her ex-chemo-angel buddies. She’s had many because she is also a special assignment “angel” and a Prayer “angel” for the program.
When I came along, it took me about a year to become the more comfortable, affectionate kitty cat that I am today. I was very scared and skiddish and didn’t like much attention. I was kind of a loner but still liked to know that someone was home with me. So a while back, mommy got her first child chemo-angel buddy. It is a little girl and she is only 3 years old. She has 2 sisters and one is older and one is younger. She has a mommy and a daddy and everyone loves her and we are all fighting for her!! So mommy thought to herself …”what could I say or do with a child that would make or could make this any easier or better….even if only a little bit?”
That’s where I come in!! Mommy asked me to be this little girls Chemo-angel and now I am “Angel Kitty Luna Skye” and I have my own facebook page and my own pet celebrity facebook page! You can find me on facebook under the pages at “Angel Kitty Luna Skye”. I put up pictures and lots of people come and look and they “like” my page. Sometimes I make new facebook friends and furrriends!! Now, since the little girl is only 3, I have to be inventive and I send her fun little gifts and toys to cheer her up and make her smile. You send uplifting cards, smaller gifts, toys and stuff to keep them happy, or busy in the hospital during chemo therapy treatments etc. I send things like : bookmarks, sidewalk chalk, bubbles, jump ropes, sun glasses, pj’s, coloring books and pages and markers, crayons, jewelry and other fun things that mommy comes up with for me to send to her. She loves getting pictures of me and seeing my video’s now on facebook. Her mommy can show her my pictures and videos easily now because she found my mommy on there and they are friends and so am I now.
I love being a “celebrity” pet and having my story told and my photo’s out there in the world. I was “cat denmaster” for the month of December on Catster magazines group. I was also the “diary of the day” last year about the same time, at Easter. There’s a nice cat there on Catster, who makes cool pictures of me and the other kitties, in cool looking frames and he puts my photo in there and sends it to mommy. She loves it and now she is trying to make some of those photos too. I think it would be much more fun, if I was a little child, to get mail from a Kitty than a 52 year old mommy and grandma! MOL….MOL…..(*that is “Meow out loud”)…Im the best kitty in the world and I’m just so cute and precious. I am very persnic- KITTY!! I stand and look out the window like one of those little “cabbage patch kid that you see at the art shows. The ones that stand like they are looking out of a window. Have you seen those before?? They are like backwards and looking out a window but it looks like I’m a real baby or toddler..MOL
I hope you enjoy my photos, blog posts and video’s because I know that I really enjoy you coming here and taking your time to read posts about me and looking at my pictures and video’s. Please feel free to look up the Chemo-angel program at: http://www.chemoangels.com . Also, feel free to look me up on my facebook page at: Angel Kitty Luna Skye ! My Catster profile is at: http://www.catster.com/cats/1289866 come and see me some time!!
with love,
Luna…Chemo-Angel Kitty

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A Day In The Life Of A Famous “Chemo-Angel” Kitty…”Luna Skye”

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Hello All Puursons and Felines:
If I had a diary (which I do! (shhhhhh don’t tell Mom!) …it would go something like this:

Oh My Gosh! Luna’s Diary journal entry :
5;45 am: Get up! The alarms going off in 30 minutes, I can’t wait that long! Plus…I want to be FIRST!
6:20 am: Luna’s really mad now because we waited for the real alarm clock to go off before we actually get out of bed….well…Dad did anyways…Mom’s a pushover and Luna knows how to melt her heart….or is it those butt scratches Luna wants….right in moms face….so she finally just gets up anyways
7:30 am: Luna actually eats her breakfast, even though demanding it at 5:45 am….she really wasn’t THAT hungry!
8:00-11:00 am: watch mom clean litter box….then poop….watch mom waiting for that poop, she cleans it up ….I pee!! Then Luna grooms, bathes, watches birds & watches the dog next door poop…then a nap!
11:30 am dad comes home for lunch…Luna wakes up….runs to greet him and then runs away just after he bends down with his sore ack, to pet her!
12:15 pm: mom goes on her gadgets or iOS devices! “Oh no you don’t!!”….Luna wishes to play and finds every cute little face and guilt trip in the book until she gets mommy to play…again….oh…did I forget to mention that mommy always plays with me after breakfast too? That’s just after eating but before my self-grooming”bath”!
1:00-4:00 pm: drink water, pee, look out the side window, look out the back window, eat a dry food snack…..drink water….pee….poop..look out the front window….Oh My Gosh! All of this watching, peeing and pooping is tiring Luna out!
5:00 pm: dinner time….nope ..no..nope..Luna doesn’t like “minced” why can’t you people remember?
5:20 pm: mom finally gets Luna her favorite kinds of wet foods!! Oh happy day!! Luna is happy kitty with a full tummy once more!
6:00pm: Luna grooms herself, hides under the couch the whole evening just to get away from that darned loud box, they call a “T.V,” and falls asleep just before mom and dad go up the stairs to their bedroom….or..um….Luna’s bedroom…
11:00 pm: Luna gets carried upstairs in a laundry basket and gets put on her/ their big bed……Luna crawls into the “no handle” paper bag that is on her/their bed!!
**11:30 pm: (mom puts paper bag WITH LUNA IN IT CURLED UP LIKE A TOY…..onto her tummy….(hey a moms gotta get her cuddles however she can get
Them!…when it comes to this kitty!)……We all sleep…zzzzzzzzZZZZZzzzz
2:00am: Luna squirms out of the bag and crawls up under moms armpit with her little chin on mommy’s arm ….and sleeps….and the world is right once more….for awhile…hmmmmmmmph!
Love, Luna…everyone’s purrrr-friend!

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The Original “Fly Swatter” & The “Peek-a-Boo” Shuffle…

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Purrrr to all !! Well You know me … I mean maybe you do or you maybe don’t? But you’ll get to know me better if you read my awesome story! I truly have an amazing story because I was at a bad home and then foster care for 6 mos and I had two babies! They got to go together to their furrrever home, and boy…am I glad! Now I’ve been with my mommy and daddy since Jan 29, 2013! It’s been about 15 months and I think Im going to keep them!!
I have two stories to tell you ! First of all I GOT A FLY TODAY!! I went to get mommy and I got her to follow me. We were at the big doorwall window and there was a fly! Imagine in your mind how pawesome I am because this is what happened next…. “WHOOOOOSH” one swipe of my paw and I got that fly!!! One swipe!!! Yep I put up my paw way up high and it went a bit “loopy” on me but it was a great play toy for a few moments! Mommy was hyperventilating because she felt sorry for that silly ‘ol fly!! Doesn’t she know Im a “meat-a-vore” you know…the opposite of “veg-a-vore”??? Well then I got to really entertain mommy and daddy! I know they’re so proud of me! So I kept toying with that little critter for a few! I put it in my mouth, roll it around…spit it out! I did that a few times (and I know mommy was waiting for me to bring it to her as a gift, like usual, but “WOOOP THERE IT WENT!!! In the mouth…roll it around “MMMMM” and “snap”!! It was gone, vamoose, adios.., yayyyy for me!!! Us know Im the finicky cat that eats for no one and only what I like, when I like it and where I like it…. Most of all the way I like it! That was one yummy fly!! Mommy was aghast!!! Daddy was cracking up!!! I was mostly just “full”! Haha MOL!!
Then…now that I had all that extra protein all of that extra energy… It was time for playing “peek a boo” with mommy!! Mol mol…she hides and pops up and says “ppeeek!!”or “peek a boo!” And then I run and hide and I pop out of a box or from behind a wall!!! Then she tries to do the same and then daddy decides to play and there we are,… all. 3 of us running around the house playing “Peek a boo”!! It must look really funny to other hoomans!!! Yea … MOL…they think they were “running around” and playing with me, but I’d say it was more like a “shuffle” they do Not a good run like me!!! “I’m the Queen of the house I say” as they’re sprawled out on the couch ready for a good nights sleep!!!!… While I’m just getting started for the night! Gotta go do some more fly swiping and bug chasing !!! Hahaha love, Luna xx