Friday, February 8, 2008

Finally Friday

Rocky: As you know, our cat labor union (the AFT-CIH: Associated Felines Training Completely Incompetent Humans) recently staged a strike. I'm pleased to announce that after hissing all grievances then engaging in collective bargaining for Temptations and chin scritches, we reached a resolution. Now it's Finally Friday and we have a weekend of work planned to make up for lost time.

We have customer orders to fill, so my weekend will be spent snoopervising the production of cell phone charms, bookmarks and a couple of brand new products soon to be launched - eyeglass holders and crazy cat lady necklaces and pins ...
Also, Finally Friday is a perfect time for forgiveness. I have completely forgiven my mom for her excessive absenteeism since I learned that the reason for it is that our dear friend Jim has a medical problem and she has been helping him with doctor appointments and tests. He had been treated for gout, which didn't help, and now an MRI shows that he has some kind of bone tumor in his foot. It might be what is called a "giant cell tumor" which can be very serious and can metastasize to the lungs whether or not it's malignant, which hasn't yet been determined.

Jim has been part of my mom's life for almost 30 years; he's like a human dad to me and I'm very worried about him. Here is with with me and my mom on her birthday in November.

With my full support, my mom is going out of town with Jim again on Monday to a major orthopedic center. The doctors here are saying that, at the very least, he will be facing a biopsy and major foot surgery to remove bone and, if possible, replace it with cadaver bone. In the meantime, Jim is in a lot of pain. He loves kitties, so any purrs you can send to him will be warmly received and will work wonders. Also, if any of your humans have had experience with any condition that at first seemed like gout but turned out to be a tumor or something else, we could sure use your advice.

16 comments:

Daisy said...

Oh, I hope Jim will be better soon. That sounds very scairty! I am sending my best and strongest purrs to Jim.

Tybalt said...

Oh, that sounds very scary for Jim and you and your mom! I am purring very hard for him. I sure hope he gets well.

If you need any extra paws to help this weekend, my sisters and I can teleport over. You know Holly can be super helpful with the delicate work!

Dragonheart & Merlin said...

We are sorry to hear that your friend Jim is in so much pain. :( We will send our strongest healing purrs his way and keep him in our prayers.

Gandalf & Grayson said...

You Mom is a furry good friend. We will be sending strong purrs to Jim for a good outcome and relief from pain.

Riley & Tiki said...

How awful!! We will purr our hardest for Jim.
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Kellie The Orange Cat said...

I am glad you have sorted out your labour grievances!

I am very sorry to hear about your friend Jim, that is very scary. I will purray for him.

Diamond Emerald-Eyes said...

Oh...I'm very sorry to hear about your friend Jim. I will certainly purrrrr for him and include him in my preyers!

We look forward to the crazy cat lady necklaces.

HRH Yao-Lin said...

oh dear, purrs to Jim - that sounds truly dreadful and I admire your human for taking such good care of him. x

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Purrs to Jim. We have not had experience with that. Hopefully it is just a funny growth of some sort and not a cancer.

Purrs

momsbusy said...

we is keepin ars motors all revd up fer jim! can yus hears them????

yuki & kimiko & kintaro

Parker said...

These are for Jim -
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Camie's Kitties said...

We are purring loudly for Jim. We hope it isn't as serious as the doctors have said and that he heals quickly.

Tiki, Tavi, Cody and Camie

Nermal, Nico, Virgil, and Maggie said...

We send all of our healing purrayers to Jim!

Wrigley & Cobalt said...

We are very sorry to hear about your friend Jim. We will be purrrring real hard for him.

Kaz's Cats said...

Oh Rocky, We're glad that you worked out your grievances with your Mom, but we'really sorry to hear about Jim. None of us have had any experience with anything that sounds like his condition, but we're gonna purray and purr that he gets the right medical help to get better asap.

Gentle headbutts

Gypsy & Tasha

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