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Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Please Pray for Salem

This is Salem. I was going to make him my "poster cat" for my Halloween post, but decided to do it this week instead, because he has come down very, very, sick. I am anxiously awaiting for the veterinarian to call me. I took him to the clinic yesterday, they kept him overnight. The vet called me yesterday afternoon to say that he was doing better,but they still have not figured out what is wrong with him. One day he was a lively ball of fur pouncing everywhere, Monday, he was not able to go to the bathroom and was sick to his stomach and would not eat his supper. As I held him, he meowed as if he were in pain. ..... so here is Salem's very short life story. About a year and a half ago, my family and I were driving in town and saw that all too familiar sign that makes husbands say to themselves"oh no" and wives and children say, "oh,look!" "Free Kittens". Honestly, Sweetie, has become a cat liker(not lover) in his own sense, and knew he just might as well pull the car over for us to go take a look. My daughter picked out Noah, the little cat I have just lost to coyotes and have posted about recently. I see two big golden eyes and one small ball of solid black fluff and Salem is carried out also in my arms. We have been pals since. When I sit in my chair to stitch, Salem is lying right beside me, sometimes testing and approving the floss I am working with. When I am designing a project at the table, Salem is lying in the chair next to me. When I sleep at night, Salem sleeps right at my feet, only after being petted and rubbed for the night. Last night was a lonely night for me without him. So please pray for him to get well. I so appreciate it. I will let you know how he is in a later post.

8 comments:

City Mouse said...

Best wishes always, and I'll be sending good thoughts Salem's way.

LindaSueBuhl said...

Sounds like it could be urinary problems - not uncommon in cats and treatable! Oh my - you've had a rough run with your animals - hope you get some good news right away! Salem - you are a beauty.

The Gingerbread House said...

I pray your Salem's problem is a small one that can be fixed...Ginny

Nancy M. said...

I will pray for you and Salem. I hope it's nothing too major. Please update us when you can.

Lea of Farmhouse Blessings said...

I'm so sorry that Salem is not feeling well. I pray that he'll be back into mischief soon.

Blessings,
Lea

KathyB. said...

Oh no, I am hoping and praying for a good outcome too. I love my black Joey Cat, and know I would be very sad if he was in bad health. I have already prayed for you both.

Your Sweetie sounds like mine, "Oh no ! No more cats !" Funny thing is, he complains about the cats but he is the softie. Looking forward to hearing good news about Salem.

Pamela said...

Will keep good thoughts about you and Salem today. Hopefully it's nothing much and he'll be back in no time.

Julie said...

Well, Miss Kathleen...
Since I read your posts backwards (guess it's 'cause I'm left-handed????) I know that Salem is doing better!
I'm so glad to hear that your sweet companion is getting well!
I'm allergic to cats, so that is one love that I'll never know...
I'll just live vicariously through you, okay?
Blessings,
Julie