Friday, September 21, 2012

Happy Friday

We received a lot of nice comments about my loss of eyesight, which we appreciate.

My retinas detached due to high blood pressure and it's thought that the high blood pressure came from the hyperthyroidism.  The great news is that I've adapted really well. In some cases, when blindness is due to retinal detachment, the retinas can reattach.  The main symptom that Mama noticed on me was that my eyes were fully dilated all the time, which means they were trying to get light.

I'm 16 and just went blind early this year so that just goes to show that blind kitties of all ages make wonderful pets. This is a wonderful place that helps homeless blind kitties: Blind Cat Rescue  

I jump up on the bed, know where the patio is, where my own bed is, where my ham-mick is and where my food and water are. I use my whiskers a lot when walking around but I still bump into walls often.  I love hearing Mama and Papa talk and when I hear one of them come in the bedroom, I always get up and lie beside them.   Sometimes, Mama sings to me, which I love.  The downside to this, according to Mama, is I meow very loudly several times throughout the night, every night, and Mama hasn't had a good night's sleep in a long time.

Now for some fun. Humans, celebrate Friday by giving your kitties, doggies or other furry pals a treat or two (or ten). Also, Katie Isabella is having a house trashing pawty this weekend while her mom is away. Be sure to check her blog for details. Katie said I can eat in her mom's bed! I can't wait!


  1. Lucy, we're glad to see another update from you, and that you've adapted well. Lots of kitty kisses and purrs from us. :-)

  2. I hope she continues to do well. Best of luck with her. Deb

  3. Pretty Lucy, Princess says that "the golden years" fur us kittehz aren't fur sissies! MOL! We are glad to hear you are adjusting and there might be a chance fur your vision to recover. xoxo

  4. Hi sweetie Lucy! It's so good to know that you've adjusted well to being blind. We will be at Katie's this weekend. In fact, Boomer is already there because he's the co-host! Tutu said she'll make you an extra special Niptini. ;)

  5. Lucy, we had a kitty who was deaf, and it didn't slow him down one bit! It just goes to show that Cats are REALLY smart. We are glad you do so well, not being able to see any more.

  6. Hi Lucy,

    You are just as beautiful as ever. We are so happy that you are doing well.Have a great weekend full of treats.

    Peanut and Marshmellow

  7. Hi Lucy! We're so glad that you have adjusted well to your blindness. It just goes to show you how resilient us kitties can be!! We'll see you at Katie's and do some house trashing!!

  8. Mama, in her stupidity, on her iPhone accidentally deleted sweet Luna's comment instead of publishing it:

    Cezar and Léia has left a new comment on your post "Happy Friday":

    Dear Lucy,
    Thanks for your news.It's so nice that you are fine and well adjusted in this "new moment"of your life. You are such a gorgeous girl!
    I'm sending purrs and love to you all
    Luna and mammy Léia

  9. Hi, Lucy and Mom. We are so glad it sounds like you are doing well in spite of your blindness.
    From your comment wanting information about a Pet Feeder, the one we have is called the PetSafe Electronic Pet Feeder. Amazon have them, and so do Petsmart. It uses batteries and has 5 compartments for food. We only use it for dry, but expect you could put wet food in it if it was not going to be all day that it was sitting out. There are some other models that have cold packs, but not 5 chambers. Best of luck.

  10. Lucy, we are so glad you are coping well with your blindness. Remember to take your medication. We love you. Purrs!

  11. Lucy, I am so glad you are adjusting well. You are such a sweetie and so lucky to have such a caring family. Big hugs to you!

  12. Thank you for your kind words about Tamir. We will miss our very special ManCat but know he lives on in our hearts.
    The Florida Furkids and Mom Sharon

  13. We are truly sorry you lost your sight, but wouldn't it be grand if you regained it? We recently learned of Blind Cat Rescue and we think they are a great group. Our mom would't mind having a blind cat.

  14. it's so great to hear more about how you're doing
    you have adapted so well
    I love that you like your Mom's singing
    Siren gives me funny looks when I sing but he now lets me rub his belly which he never did before

    I wonder why you meow loudly at night
    try and let Mom know

    hugs to all

  15. Dear Lucy, you're a courageous little girl and I hope you get back your sight.
    Maybe the loud meowing is that Lucy needs reassurance that Mom is still there. Mom sure knows about lost sleep.
    xoxo Kassey


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