Monday, December 21, 2015

Cyndi is 12

MICAH:  We are so ashamed.  With all the upset over Sam, we completely forgot about Cyndi's birthday until someone left a comment today.

MERCI:  We are so sorry, Cyndi.  We hope you don't mind if we use your picture from 2011 again.

MARCUS:  If I had known, I would have shared my beef ear chew with you.

CYNDI:  No, you would not have shared with me!  And what would I want with a beef ear chew?

RUSTY:  The point is it is Cyndi's birthday and we don't have a present for her.

PERCY:  If we could get it for you, what would you most like to have, Cyndi?

CYNDI:  Thank you, guys.  I appreciate that you care.  If I could have anything I want, it would be for Sam's brain to heal from the stroke and Buddy to feel better, too.

Jan:  The weather recently turned cold again and Buddy doesn't do well in the cold.  I did an update on Sam yesterday but it was a backward instead of forward day.  He barely ate, but he isn't stupid.  He inhaled the chicken for my sandwich when I offered it.  A friend invited me to lunch and I left Sam asleep, gated in the bedroom.  I came home to find him standing at the gate, his body in the bedroom and his head between the kitchen wall and refrigerator.  No telling how long he was like that.

I was scooping dog kibble into bowls Sunday morning and turned to find Sam's face and shoulder against the hot metal grate of a gas space heater.  It was going at the time.  He doesn't seem to have much, if any feeling on that left side.  I caught him before he was seriously burned.   Later, he was cornered in the bathroom between the tub and toilet, head down, trying to move the toilet tank out of his way.  Some time later he crossed a blockade to wedge himself between the bed and a 5-tier shelf.  He was trying to squeeze between the shelves and the wall.  Even with all that was on it, it was moving, swaying and things were falling off.

I feel like I'm living in a war zone.  Blockades everywhere and sometimes they don't work.  He is a big dog and despite his disability, a strong one.  Last night he was a jack-in-the-box.  I'd get him into bed and half an hour or an hour later, he'd be up again.  Instead of his usual 2-hour at a time wandering, he walked - inside and outside - for 2 hours and 40 minutes this morning.

He needs constant attention and the only time I can do anything is when he is sleeping.  Visiting and commenting are on hold. 

A little comedy.  Yesterday I picked up a chicken to cook for Sam.  I left it, covered, to cool on the stove.  I surprised Micah just as he was ripping off a whole chicken leg.  He took off so fast the chicken leg went flying the opposite direction.  Never a dull moment around here.


  1. Happy birthday, Cyndi! We sure hope and purray your birthday wish comes true. Lots of purrs to Sam and Buddy -- and Jan too.

  2. Happy Birthday Cyndi! You are beautiful.
    We are praying and purring for Sam and Jan.

  3. Happy Birthday Cyndi, we know your momma's life is so busy right now but she didn't forget ever how much she loves you....we had to chuckle about that marcus and his chicken leg. We are sending Sam all of our prayers and good thoughts, we sure want him to start feeling better, sometimes we just cannot come up with the right words, but Jan they are down in our hearts. Hugs and Love Stella Rose and Momma

  4. Happy Birthday beautiful Cyndi from all of us! Don't worry about visiting, just take care of those sweeties.

  5. Well Happy Meowday Cyndi. Sorry fings awen't goinn' all dat well. Weez sendin' purrayers.

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Lexi

  6. Happy bday Cyndi. Still praying for Sam.

  7. Happy Birthday, Cyndi! I'm sorry things are difficult at the Farm these days. Please give Jan a lot of love, because she sure needs the support. We are praying for Sam too.

  8. Happy Birthday Cyndi ! We keep purring for Sam. Tell Jan not to worry about visiting and commenting, OK ? Purrs

  9. Happy birthday Cyndi, and we hope your birthday wish for Sam comes true VERY SOON. Purrs.....

  10. Hari OM
    HAPPY MEOWDAY CYDNI!!! I join you in wishes for your fur-mate Sam and for Jan; Sam may be the one with the illness, but it affects the whole group and I shall hold you in my heart during this time... Blessings to you all, YAM-aunty xxx (Who will be travelling again from tomorrow, so maybe won't be able to visit till after Chrissy...)

  11. Happy Birthday Cyndi!
    I am purring for Sam.

  12. Cyndi sweetheart Happy Birthday..we are sure you are not fazed it may have slipped Jan's mind as Sam has been so much in her thoughts and daily actions and as a kitty you are pretty switched on and understand..we send you our love and we hope Sam is keeps out of are all in our thoughts at this time and we send our POTP in turbo boost..loves Fozziemum xzx

  13. Happy Birthday Cyndi!

    So sorry to hear about Sam - it must be so stressful for you and him. Sending lots of love and support across the miles.

  14. Happy birthday to beautiful Cyndi. Jan, please don't worry one bit about visiting and commenting ... we understand! Just take care of things there the best you can, and be good to yourself. Hugs.

  15. Cyndi happy birthday!!
    Happy Holidays
    Lily & Edward

  16. Happy birthday, Cyndi! That was very generous and sweet of you to make your birthday wish for Sam. We are purring for him.

  17. Happy birthday, Cyndi! I'm purring lots for Sam to get better.

  18. Happy Birthday, Cyndi. Hope Sam gets better soon. We just read your update on the Sunday Selfie bloggie and we are sending Healing Pawkisses and purrayers his way :) <3

    Extra Pawkisses for a wonderful Christmastime :)

    Thank you for the video. Granny now wonders what I am doing, when she is away while she is feeling terrible that she had to go shopping without me..MOL :D

  19. I am sure you don't mind Cyndi, but we wish you a very happy birthday and continued prayers for Sam xxx

  20. Happy birthday, Cyndi!
    We're still praying for Sam. Please let us know if there's anything we can do. -Susan, Sophie, and Griz

  21. Happy Birthday Cyndi!!! Purrs and prayers for Sam.

  22. Happy Birthday Cyndi! I am praying fo.r Sam

  23. Happy Birthday, sweet Cyndi! We are still sending purrs and prayers for Sam, asking that he can recover.
    Jan, you have such a loving heart. But make sure YOU take care of YOURSELF! Funny Farmers, help your mommy!

  24. Oh, I'm so sorry to hear about Sam. That's a tough, tough thing to manage. I hope you're able to get a little rest and respite soon.

    Jean from Welcome to the Menagerie

  25. Oh, Cyndi! Happy Belated Birthday to YOU!!
    The best present you have is with you all the time, its your loving furmily.

    Meowmy will post a picture card fur you so you can have it whenevfur you are able to have your Mom fetch it fur you:))

    In the meantime here it is, you can C/P the url to snag the image:

    Sorry we are so late, meowmy was doing errands today and working yesterday.

    We sure hope your beloved Sam will get better. Sending lots of POTP!
    And big hugs to your Mom, too!

  26. We are so sorry to hear that Sam isn't better and that Buddy is not feeling well. Healing purrs for both to be better soon. We will try to send you some of our warm weather.

    Belated Happy Birthday Cyndi, we has our paws crossed you get what you asked for, you are a sweet sister.

  27. Happy belated birthday Cyndi! We're so sorry Sam isn't feeling any better, and Buddy isn't well either. It sounds like a furry busy and emotional time for efurryone, especially Jan.

    Sasha, Sami, & Saku


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