Friday, August 6, 2010

Follow Friday!

Yup, it's the weekend again!!!!  Yipee!!!  And that means Follow Friday 40 and Over is happening over at Java's Never Growing Old blog.  If you haven't checked out her blog, you really must.  Her posts are incredible, her sense of humour wonderful, and she is absolutely inspiring!  I just know you're going to love  her.

For those of you who have been following the story of Tiger's attack and recovery, I wanted to give you a little update.  For those of you who are visiting today, the "readers digest condensed version of the story" is that our shop cat snuck out one night a couple of weeks ago and got attacked by a dog resulting in significant injuries.  Fortunately Tiger is getting stronger every day.  She is using both of her back legs now, although she is only able to hold herself up about 3/4s of the way.  She is walking .... well, sort of shuffling ... and able to hold herself up to use the litterbox now.  All of these things are amazing when you consider what she has gone through.  I'm starting to encourage her to walk more now that her wounds are healed, but she still has to be kept away from stairs or any elevation changes as she could injure the hip that was operated on if she jumped down on it.

My husband has made a little pen for her outside so she can enjoy the grass and watch all the birds, bees, and butterflies go by.  I sit outside with her twice a day so she can enjoy the outside.  I'm nervous of leaving her there alone so I stay with her - we frequently have dogs show up on our property and I think it would frighten her to death right now if a strange dog just suddenly showed up and she was in a little pen that could so easily be knocked over by a bouncy dog even if it had no intent to hurt her.

Here's a picture of the little sweetie in her "pen" - she loves to lie there and look up at the sky and sniff the grass and she walks around in her pen, shuffling her way from one side to the other.

I can't wait for all of her fur to grow back in so she will really look like herself again.  If I take a photo of just her front half, and from the right direction so you can't see the area shaved under her chin, then she looks perfectly like herself!

Well, I hope everyone has a lovely weekend!



  1. She is a definite cutie (and that's from the mouth of one who is not a cat person!!). I'm SO glad she's getting better.

    It really is amazing how our pets become such a beloved part of our family, isn't it? WE have two beagles, one 12, one 1....and we are tremendously attached to both of them. We almost lost the little one last August (which I am going to post about next week).

    Anyhow, I'm rejoicing with you at Tiger's recovery.

    Have a wonderful day,

  2. She's looking better, and I know this has been tough! What a great idea to have her always does wonders for ME to be outdoors!

  3. Awww, poor little thing! I'm glad she's recovering, how terrifying that must've been!!!

    How funny that you live so close to Hamilton, what a small world. I haven't been back to Canada since I was 19 and I've heard Oakville has changed a lot. When I lived there we didn't even get a mall until right before we moved!

    Happy Friday and have a wonderful weekend:)

  4. P.S. I'm following you now also, the fuzzy grey icon (it's supposed to be cherubs!)

  5. Hi Ro- I'm so glad to hear that she is doing better. The weekend we are going to go visit a puppy that we are hoping to adopt. Wish us luck. Take care-

  6. Stopping by from 40 and over to say hello.

    Have a great day!

  7. Thanks so much for the continued updates on Tiger. Nice to know that my positive karma is working...giggle. This was a great week for animals as Peaches came home too.

  8. Poor baby, I'm glad she has you. So many hurt animals are out there alone. It's horrible but a lot of people are awakening to the fact that animals having feelings too.


  9. Good to hear your baby is still getting better. I think it's great that your Hubby made the pen. Take care Rose

  10. Sweet Baby!!! I'm so sorry to hear of her attack - how horrible for you both. My big baby (Casey the German Shepperd) has been going through some old age related health problems and it just tears your heart out. I can imagine how you feel.

  11. What a lovely kittie!.., Poor baby! I'm so sorry to hear that Tiger got attacked by a dog, yet it is very heartening to hear that she is on the mend!., What a dear little thing she is with a very sweet,kind and gentle face!

    I adore cats, (and animals of all kinds); all the best with dear Tiger!.., Please do give her a little kiss and a gentle pat for me!

    Thanks so much for sharing this touching, true account of your dear cats trials and triumphs!

    Also, it's soon that time of the week once more for, 'Tuesday And Wednesday Teatime In Blogland'!..,

    You are most warmly invited to attend and also to partake with our little teatime delights for my 43rd,'Tuesday Tea for Two' as well as for my 34th, Wednesday Tea For Me And Thee' weekly blog teaparties held @

    ..,Last but not least in our little 'suite of tea party offerings' is the delightful, 15th, 'Teapot And Tea Things Tuesday' shared blog tea party meme that I share with my dear friend Pam @

    ~The other 1/2 of the 15th, 'Teapot And Tea Things Tuesday' meme is my other meme, held also @ blog..,

    As I am fond of saying; you can never have too many tea parties in blogland!..,

    Hope to see you there!

    Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee

  12. jumping back. thanks for the comment on my blog re nature. i, too had to blow up my pic of the butterfly. it was hard to take. dogs have no sense re jumping up a tree. Take care. Rose

  13. Loved seeing a picture of your Tiger! So glad she is continuing to improve. She has really come such a long way and you're such a good Mama to take such good care of her. She is so sweet! ~Lili



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