Tuesday, May 13, 2014



Popcorn is a very lucky lady to be alive. 

A lady was driving down a country road and saw, what she thought, a dead cat laying in the middle of the road.  To her horror as she started to drive past, the cat raised its head.  Bless her,  she stopped and took the cat to her house.  She said it did not appear to have been hit but was obviously blind (the cat has no eyes at all)  the next day she realized she was in over head and made some phone calls.  One of them to us.

Popcorn was a mess.  She had no eyes,  infected sockets. She had a weird tumor growing in her ear, she was not spayed, had a bum food (turns in real strange but appears to be a very old injury) and covered with fleas.

We bathed her, dewormed her, started her on antibiotics and the next day took her to the vet (it was Sunday when she came in,  she was eating and did not appear to be in immediate danger)   Her blood work showed she was very anemic and had hemobart.  No surprise, she was covered with fleas when she came in.

A month later, she was finally spayed,  growth removed from her ear and her eye sockets sutured closed.

When Popcorn came in she had 4 legs.  She really disliked Nicky and would chase him across the shelves to beat him up,  including the upper ones.  She miss judged and fell and broke her leg.  The vet repaired it and put in a bone plate.   A few months later, she was chasing Nicky to beat him up and fell again and broke her leg above the bone plate.  This time there was no repairing the break.  The ortho vet felt it would be best to remove the leg.  X-rays showed that her bone had not regrown with the bone plate and where this break was, casting it was basically impossible.   That is why Popcorn has 3 legs.

She has also had several surgeries to remove the polyp  from her ear.  The last time it was done  as major surgery and one of the side effects was that she is now vestibuler.  That is why she has the tilted head. 

Even with all of that,  she is a sweet cat.  She has stopped chasing Nicky across the shelves,  she waits and beats on him on the ground  :)

After eye surgery

After having her leg removed

Just hanging out

Enjoying a fluffy bed

See the head tilt

RIP Katerina

Sadly the decision was made to kiss
Katerina goodbye and send her back
to her maker.  Cancer always wins
in the end.

We were blessed to have her in our
lives for 6 months.

Thank you for the gifts from our Amazon wishlist!

Thank you Janice Conrad for the tunnel, toys, cube and food!
Thank you Autumn Alfama for the tunner, freshstep and food!
Thank you Lucy Kline for the amazon gift card!
Thank you Dayna Logan for the amazon gift card!
Thank you Beth Adams for the amazon gift card!
Thank you Juan Rede for the toys!
Thank you Megan for the food!
Thank you Julie for the ear cleaner!
Thank you Karen Allred for the freshstep and trashbags!
Thank you Anita Heermann for the ear cleaner!
Thank you Teresa for the foods and cat nip toys!

Thank you Brent Cormier for the Gain and disinfecting wipes!
Thank you Sarah Bulmer for the treats!
Thank you Donna LeTourneau for all the freshstep!
Thank you Jennifer Fuhrman for the freshstep!
Thank you Lynda Golombeck for all the freshstep!
Thank you Karin Burns for all the freshstep!
Thank you Natasha Holladay for the freshstep!
Thank you Wendi Trotter for the cat litter!

Thank you Charlie Hill for all the freshstep!
Thank you Katherine Dew for all the freshstep!
Thank you Molly Graham for the freshstep!
Thank you Kimberly Qassebji for the foods and tent!
Thank you Rachel Albert for the undercover mouse!
Thank you Brooke Gently for the towels!
Thank you Jennifer Wegis for the food!
Thank you Laura Ford for the catnip toy!
Thank you Ann-marie McCuish for the water filters!