Friday, February 18, 2011

We Eat And Starve And Eat And Starve...

After I blogged day before yesterday, Au stopped eating again.  I let him pass up one breakfast and one lunch and then I had to force-feed him.  I thought he was a gonner, and then last night he started eating again.

This morning he's still sleepy but he is sniffing at his breakfast so I've left him to relax and work at his own pace. Au is still cheerful.  Last night he was scratching his cardboard box and whapping Target for pestering him.


These ups and downs are terrifying.  I would be in the nuthouse if it weren't for De Male, Target the comfort kitty, cheerful Boris, and all of you.  Thanks for the support, the helpful tips, the gifts of food Au may like, and just for being there.

I'm also thankful I'm a writer so I work from home.  My writing has gone to pot but at least I can spend almost all day with Au.  Mind you, as I've just given him his pills, I don't think he feels the same way about talking to me right now!  After pill time he is very much showing me the Tayul of Disappoval.

There won't be a post tomorrow as my mind is not on writing.  I'll post again on Monday with Au's latest news.

You probably already know this but in case you don't, Annie passed away day before yesterday.  If you can, please drop by to see her mum.

And if you've time, or like romance, please check out the latest interview for Blackmail Bride, my latest book.  Blackmail Bride, a tale of passion and mystery set in Scotland is priced at RM7.56/US$2.32.  It may be downloaded from here.   10% goes to Friends Furry Farm, a no kill animal shelter.

48 comments:

Brian said...

Sweet Au, my sisters and I are still sending constant purrs in your direction pal...and great big hugs for your Mom! Do your best sweet friend.

Eric and Flynn said...

We will keep the purrs going for Au and hope he will eat. He is such a sweet boy.

ABBY said...

Au we are purring so hard for you. We hope that you will continue to find your appetite and feel better.

{{AU}}

purrin
xoxox

Kea said...

Sweet Annie is dearly missed by our mom, who often has fits of uncontrollable sobbing. We boys are oblivious to her feelings, she says, unlike Ms. Annie, who was always tuned in to her.

But we are purring hard for Au, and the mom is sending you hugs....She knows what a terrible roller coaster of emotions it is, and the awful stress it puts on the body. She says to pay attention to YOUR health too.

Universal Blessings and Peace.

Lucy the Cat said...

Dearest Au, we're still hoping so much that you'll rally, eat on your own and regain your strength!

I know this is so hard. You're taking amazing care of your sweet boy.

Au and Target said...

Au ate his breakfast! Delighted and excited!!!

Cheysuli and gemini said...

I think it is a very hard time for you and Au. We had a hard time when Georgia was up and down. She always ate but she had good days and bad. That is very hard to watch all the time.

Katnip Lounge said...

Poor you! It is so hard to watch your beloved fur kids fail. Try to take each day one at a time, and remember that Au lives in the moment and if he's alert and engaged, he's happy. Or tormenting his brother, or you! I'm happy he ate breakfast.
We're here for you, sending purrs and prayers your way.

Mr Puddy said...

Au, I still purrs purrs for you. Keep eating, Buddy..Give your mom a smile !
xxxx

Neri said...

I'm just glad for some updates! Hoping for the best, and thoughts are with the humans and the kitties always.

pointe.csl said...

Still sending my hugs and purrs your way to Au and all at home. Pray that Au continues to recover.

sully86 said...

FIGHT!!FIGHT!!FIGHT!!

AL said...

Still here hoping and praying for your recovery Au.

Mumsy, Chancy and Company said...

Sweet Au we are still praying for you and we hope when we hear from you mommy on Monday she will have a very good report for us. Hugs and nose kisses

The Chair Speaks said...

Know how you feel in this trying time. Purrs to Au and you.

Us4 Cats said...

sweet lil one, we continue to purr and purr for you. we send hugs.

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Keep up the pawesome work: ALL OF WOO!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

ML said...

We are purring and purraying for sweet Au, such a lovely boy.
We's all been haffing crying spells over Annie running across the Rainbow Bridge all of a sudden.
It's really hard on tha hooman left behind, you know.
Sending your Mom lots of love and purrs, too.
KC

rozni said...

He was probably still digesting the lamb at the time.

Does he lap up meat broth?

Cory said...

We understand the roller coaseter of emotions you are on right now with Au...purrs to you.

Cat-in-Sydney said...

Au....don't make your mom feel sad, OK? Keep on fighting, mate! purrrr.....meow!

Blackie007 said...

Lots of purrs and headbutts from all of us. Au, please eat more, and get well soon. We love you.

BeadedTail said...

We're glad that Au ate his breakfast and we hope he continues to eat and play and get stronger. We're sending lots of purrs to him and hugs to you!

The Island Cats said...

We continue to purr for Au and we hope his eating will become more consistent.

Boo-Bah said...

Sweet little Au, please eat. We hope and pray that you will recover.
We are sending much love and hugs to all.

~Covert_Operations'78~ said...

I would have gone completely nutters already, in your position. I am praying so hard for my sweet friend Au. Please eat, Au Boy. We love you.

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

We are continuing to send purrs for Au. Yoo must be so worried abowt him. (((((hugs))))) and PURRS.

Cezar and Léia said...

Great news!
Be positive dear friends!
purrs and always love
Luna - WE LOVE LUNA

Life Ramblings said...

so glad that Au finally ate his breakfast. hooray for AU!

hope he's showing signs of recovery.

Old Kitty said...

Me and Charlie are sending you waves and waves of purrs and hugs!! We have everything crossed that Au continues to eat. We are heartened by the fact that he is whapping Target and being active. Bless his little heart!!!! Take care, please. xx

Huffle Mawson said...

I'm still purring for Au.

The Whiskeratti said...

We will keep purraying for all of you. Hugs!

Marilynn said...

Oh, those ups and downs are definitely scary. Please know that we're all purring and praying for you and Au - purrrrrrrrrrrrrrssss...

Marilynn, Grace & Company

Everycat said...

Come on Au sweetheart, we arew all purring for you from the UK. Large, appetite inducing rumbly purrs, big ones, really big.

*leaves just roasted pheasant for Au"

Whicky Wuudler
Oliver
& Gerry

lokithecat said...

Oh poor Au, we're purring for you. We wish you a good weekend.

Big hugs to you.

The Cat From Hell said...

Me is purraying for Au. Me thinks he is a real trooper and me hopes he eats.
Kitty kisses and Head butts
Nellie

meowmeowmans said...

We will keep right on purring and praying for you, Au! And for your Mom, too!

Please try to eat, sweet friend. (((HUGS!)))

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Yes, the ups and downs must be stressful. We hope Au keeps eating on his own.

Ginger Jasper said...

Au you are such a darling and I ache to know you are hurting. Come on sweet one you can do it, just eat a little for your mum.. Sending rumbly purrs.. We will check out the book as well.. Hugs GJ xx

Catsparella said...

Poor, sweet Au..we are purring so hard for you and your mom during this difficult time. Please know you are in our thoughts!

Lorenza said...

Au!
My paws are still crossed for you!
Please... eat... eat... eat...
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

I am hoping that Au is eating and sending you purrs and hugs!!!!!
xoxoxo

Simba said...

Glad Au ate his breakfast: I hope and purr that he will get into a consistent pattern of eating on a regular basis. It is so hard to watch a kitty decline. Maybe he will surprise you, though.

=^..^= said...

It is understandable that you are going mad with so much worry for Au. We wish we could magically make him better for you. The good thing is that if he is still playful and packing an attitude, he's holding up well. Keep your spirits up for him, Au's Mommy!

~Slash & Bronzy

Karen Jo said...

I am very glad that Au ate his breakfast. I hope and pray that he will continue to eat more and more each day. I would take his high spirits as a very good sign.

Cheri said...

I am sorry that Au is having such ups and downs. Thank you for caring for him so well and much! Sending lots of purrs for you both. We are hoping he will stabilize a bit and be with you a while longer.

Cats of Wildcat Woods

Cat said...

Come on Au!!! You can do it!! Eat, eat, eat!! Get all your strength back and wap that nasty whateveritis that is making you feel unwell. We are purring, purring, purring for you and we want you to stay with Target because he NEEDS you and so does your Mom!!! Be strong!! Fight and eat and eat and fight!!! You can do it! YOU CAN DO IT!! Please!!! Mega doses of purrs are being sent to you from us, Lautrec, Tiny and goofydawg Ellwood

Kitikata-san said...

Dear Au, please feel better soon and get your appetite back. Indeed, we all here at my house are thinking such good thought for you. Lots of purrs and sniffs from here to you.

My long gone cat brother had fe-leuk, and was "force fed" water and yummy stinky food by eye dropper on and off for many years. He always bounced back after eating and drinking something. We miss him, and the good days he had.