Bad Mama

Tuesday, March 8, 2011
I am a  bad mother.  Poor, little Rose turned 17 last Monday, and I didn't post anything about her.  No cakes, parties or anything!!

Ignore the hair on mommy!
Emma took a few pictures that day, me lying on the couch and Rosie butting up against my head.  That was always her favorite position at night, in my hair.  That is when she was able to jump up on the bed.

We took Rosie to the vet on Saturday.  She had the itchies again along her spine.  She got her miracle shot which also helps her arthritis that is in her hips and right leg.  So now she is walking, jumping up more, and oddly enough, being extremely vocal.  My mother has been getting serenaded at all hours of the night.  I don't know if she wants mom to play her, feed her, or just let her roam around her house.

Rosie is down to 8.3 pounds.  I knew she was loosing weight, and have been worried, but I was still shocked when I heard her weight.  She is always at her dish eating The vet says she is fine, no diabetes or anything like that.  Next month she'll go in for more blood work to check her thyroid.  That may be why she is always hungry.  Please purr for her.  I know she is old, but she is my baby.


29 comments:

Cat Mandu said...

Happy Birthday, Rosie! (You don't look a day over 12!) I love your baby picture, too!
Mandu

Laila and Minchie said...

Happy belated birthday, Rosie! You are looking fabulous! Don't feel bad, our mom use to wear her hair that way too!

Brian said...

Happy belated Birthday sweet Rosie!!!

Sammy, Andy and Shelly said...

Gorgeous Rosie, we wish you a belated Happy Birthday......wowie, 17!!!!!!!! That makes our 13 and 10 seem insignificant. We wish you many more. Love to you and your's.

Sammy and Andy....the seniors

and of course Shelly, the new kid/kitten

Kea said...

Belated happy birthday, Rosie! Of course we're purring hard for you. If you're hyper-thyroid, it's easy enough to treat with methimazole, either via pill or transdermal gel, though it can take a bit to sort out the right dose. Paws crossed for you!

-Nicki and Derry

Mumsy, Chancy and Co. said...

Happy Birthday, sweet Rosie!! We are saying prayers for you. We hope you start eating better and stay doing well. Hugs and nose kisses

Danielle said...

Happy Belated Seventeenth Birthday, Rosie! You look very young. I hope the vet can help you get a little weight back.

Sparkle said...

Happy belated birthday to Rosie! I am sending lots of purrs and headbutts.

Boo-Bah said...

Shame on you mommy! Happy belated Birthday sweet Rosie.
Cindy, how much weight has she lost? I hope she is okay. Pearlene has low thyroid and has lost weight by taking her medcine.

I hope she is eating good. wow! 17 years old. I know how you feel they are like our children. Especially when we have them for such a long time.

I love her kitty picture.

Eric and Flynn said...

Belated Happy Birthday Rosie. We are sending you purrs for good blood work results.

Sweet Praline said...

Happy Belated Birthday, Rosie! I didn't know you were older than me. I'll be 16 in September. I've lost some weight too, but all of my bloodwork is fine. Sending you purrs that your bloodwork is okay.

Katnip Lounge said...

Happy 17th Birthday, a little late, Rosie! We think you don't look a day over 9.
Purrs for good bloodwork and yummy fudz.

Simba said...

Well, it is forgivable not to have a great fuss for an elderly girl like Rosie. My, goodness, 17 is quite a spectacular age. She certainly doesn't "look it". Ha, ha - cats don't get wrinkles like humans do.

Catsparella said...

Happy Belated Birthday, Rosie! I love the pic of you and your Mom when you were a wee kitten!

Catsparella said...

I also wanted to add that we are definitely purring for you <3

Tober the Cat said...

Happy Birthday Rosie! You look beautiful!

Fin said...

Happy Belated Birthday Rosie!! I have a hyperthyroid and I feel alot better with medications shoved in a pill pocket.

Au and Target said...

17, now that's a good age. Happy Belated Birthday, Rosie!

Mr Puddy said...

Happy belated birthday, Rosie!
Have a wonderful time !!!
and I'm sending a ton of purrs for your good..good blood work results !
Hugs and Kisses
xxoooxxx

Hannah and Lucy said...

Happy belated birthday Rosie - we hope you had a good birthday with lots of kisses and treats. You have very beautiful furs and don't look 17.
luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Mariodacat said...

Happy birthday Rosie. M says you should have thyroid checked. If it is that, it's easly helped by medication. If you refuse to be medicated, you can get the kind of med that your ooman rubs in your ear once a day. M used dat stuff on the kitty before me for about 5 years. Your ooman has to wear rubber gloves tho, otherwise she'll get the medicine too.

Denise Marie said...

lol, Cindy!! I wish I could spend a weekend scrapbooking with you!!

Nekkid_Alice said...

Rosie you're so pretty, I wish I had fur like yours, but I don't have any fur at all....

CCL Wendy said...

Well, Happy Belated 17th Birthday, Rosie! You sure were an adorable kitten. And, of course, you're still adorable, and don't look a day over 9.

We're purring for you to feel better soon, and that there's nothing wrong with your bloods.

Crafts Made By Me said...

I will purr fur her, and she is a good sister, but why can't she go to her house that i built for her?

JED said...

I'm late, too, Rosie. Even if we didn't make a big fuss for your birthday, we did have a nice little birthday for you. And we know you don't like TOO much of a fuss - as long as we keep telling you how pretty you are and keep scratching those ears.

It seems like yesterday when we first brought you home.

Gloria said...

Oh sweet Rosie, Emily and I will purr and pray for your blood work to come out well. I'm sure you had a good birthday with your family all around, telling you what a good kitty you are. We wish you lots of love and purrs!
Smile today. :)

Roy said...

Just as loverly today as when the 'baby' picture was taken. A late Happy Birthday pretty one.

Here's good wishes and crossed paws for good reports on the blood work.

Be strong, be healthy, be happy, and purr for Mommy. Make her happy!

meowmeowmans said...

Happy Birthday, Rosie! We are purring and praying that your blood work will come out okay, pretty girl.

Cindy, thank you for your kind and thoughtful words following our Maggie's trip to the Bridge. We are blessed and truly moved by the outpouring of support from our blogging friends during this time.

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