Friday, March 20, 2009

Friday Five

Rocky: In spite of appearances (or lack of them!) we really are still here ... no thanks to our crazy human artists, whose lives are wearing me out ...

Here are the top five reasons we haven't been around much lately ...

1) Our good friend Terry had an emergency appendectomy so my mom left town to go stay with her while she recovers. And our dear friend Lois, who is undergoing cancer treatment, fell and broke her rib.

2) My mom has tax problems, so she's been spending all her time shuffling through stacks of papers and muttering things that I wouldn't dare repeat here.

3) A hit-and-run driver crashed into our human artist Jenni's car and knocked the whole rear end off it so we've been dealing with the police, the insurance company and the body shop and all kinds of human-running-back-and-forth.

4) All three of our human artists are frantically getting ready to show our work at Celebration of the Arts and Soul to benefit the Clay County Humane Society. If any of you live near Brazil, Indiana, come see us there April 17-19!

5) And here is the saddest thing: our cousin Keith has been diagnosed with cancer. We're spending lots of time purring and purraying for him, and we hope you'll join us. He's getting massive chemotherapy and if it doesn't put him into remission, his doctor says he'll only have 6-9 months to live. My mom used to babysit Keith when he was a child, and we're so sad and upset that this has happened to him.

Now I'm going to visit all of you in big old hopes that your lives have been going more smoothly than ours! Then I'm going back to bed to purr and purray for a totally uneventful, even boring, life at Artsy Catsy the rest of the year - no more illnesses, accidents, tax problems or anything else upsetting!

24 comments:

castle diva said...

My, you're going through a lot. We'll send purrs your way to help you all get through this busy, stressful time.

Hugs,

Ms. P and Cinza

The Meezers said...

oh dear Rocky. {{HUGS}} to all your humans and special purrrrss and prayer for cousin Keith

animalfamily said...

that's a lot to be going on. all the best for your upcoming exhibition and to cousin Keith in his recovery

Angel said...

We have missed you. Tax problems are terrible but health issues with your friends are worse. We hope Jenni was not hurt in the accident. We will send purrs and prayers for Keith. Cancel is a horrible thing that attacks good people. Hopefully the treatments will work!

Ikaika said...

Big hugs and many healing purrs to you and your family and friends. We will especially send healing energy to your cousin Keith ...

Max said...

Oh man, doood, you guys got too much on your plate right now. We'll be thinking really good thoughts for your cousin. I hope he can lay the royal smackdown on his cancer.

Aoise said...

Purring and praying for Keith in particular.

Baby Patches said...

Hi there Rocky and everyone! You stopped by my blog and its so nice to meets you. I puts your link under my cats who blog so I can comes visit again. Sounds likes you all had a lots to deal with lately. Purrs to you all that you get through it. Healing purrs to your cousin.

Country Cats said...

Wow, that is a lot to go through. We will be purring for all of you and Terry, Lois, and Keith.

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Oh dear! We have lots of reasons to be purring for you all!

Kaz's Cats said...

Oh Rocky, that is a whole lot of awful things to happen all at once. We're purring and purraying for everyone, especially for your cousin Keith,

{{{hugs}}}

Gypsy & Tasha

Karen Jo said...

You surely have a lot going on. I give you my very best thoughts and prayers, especially for Keith.

Chesney Cats said...

We are purring that things smooth out for you soon. We are sending extra purrs & purrayers for your cousin Keith to beat that nasty cancer!

Daisy said...

Oh noes! I am sending extra-strong purrs to you all, and especially for your cousin Keith.

My Mommie was in a little fender-bender in a parking lot just over a week ago, so we know the joy of dealing with insurance, bodyshop work, and rental cars, too.

oldwhitelady said...

It really has been a hectic time for your family, Rocky. Hopefully, things will slow down and smooth out.

We add our purrs and purayers, too. from Rocky Girl, Grey Feather, Sgt Mango Goldstein, Lady Fortuna, and oldwhitelady

Cats of Wildcat Woods said...

Mom is sending lots of healing calm energy to your family...you are going thru a lot. Hope it all gets better soon.

Sweet Praline said...

Wow! And I thought it had been rough around here lately. Sending special purrs to your bean friends.

The Island Cats said...

Oh...too many things going on with all of you! We hope life gets back to normal soon...purrs to all of you!

Derby said...

you do need some happy, uneventful things to happen. Lots of purrs to you.

Samantha and Mr. Tigger said...

Purrrrs to you all Rocky, Mom and Staff!! Extra healing purrs for your Cousin Keith!! Purrayers for a better rest of 2009!!
Your FL furiends,
and Maverick

PS: I hope you don't mind Rocky, but I used a picture of your cofTCats for The Tuxedo Gang Hideout 2nd Blogoversay!! I linked it back to you! Samantha

Parker said...

(((HUGS))) I will pray for your cousin.
We all hope that things get much better!

Renae & Count Chocula said...

purrs and prayers to you all during this frantic time of life. hopefully after the bite heals things should start to settle down a little. Extra purrs and prayers for Keith!!! Our mommy says the love of fur friends is a special blessing when dealing with Cancer. We soak up tears and ease fears.

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