Monday, October 01, 2007

Update on Brainball and Pinking the Blog for October!

The Ballicus Blog has gone pink for the month of October to support Gretchen's wonderful mom bean Dorothy and all ladies who fight breast cancer, and who have fought it and survived.

Our hearts and our love go out to them!

An update on me: I'm better. I'm still not 100%, but I'm much, much better. Mom is expecting I'll be back at 100% when I have another really good bathroom trip. Since I'm so darned floofy, I'm prone to constipation and hairballs. Usually they aren't too bad, but once in a while, they're pretty rough.

Even though I've still been napping a lot, I've resumed my Alpha Cat Patrols. They keep my household running smoothly, and it's very important to me to protect my Ballicus clowder and my beans. I take my duties as Alpha Cat very seriously. I've been eating and drinking pretty good today, hairball and / or constipation notwithstanding, and this morning, I took a dose of hairball remedy (followed by Temptations -- yummy!), so that should help, too.

If I don't continue improving as I have been, I will go to the vet. But as of right now, I'm definitely headed in the right direction. I really don't want to go to the vet, so I am doing everything I can to get better. Of all the Ballicai, I am the most recalcitrant when it comes to vet visits. To paraphrase Dylan Thomas, I "Do Not Go Gentle Unto That Good Vet." But Mom has made it clear that if I have to go, I will go. *ahem*, Mom. I thought I was the Alpha around here...

Anyhow! haha

Love to all you wonderful kitties. Your friendship and purrs have helped me, my beans, and the other Ballicai so much. Please keep your purrs coming. The Cat Blogosphere is so full of love and support and kindness that it brings a happy tear to this Alpha Girl's eye. Hey, I'm sure Warrior Queen Boudicea got teary-eyed sometimes, too.

And on October 16th, we Ballicai will host another party on the blog: it will be Dorydoo's third birthday!

My thanks to little brother MaoMao for letting me blog today.


Update, 3:11 a.m. on Tuesday: I've reached what I call SOP, Standard Operating Procedure -- that is, back to normal! Tonight, I ate and drank very well, had an excellent bathroom trip, ate and drank some more, took a nap, got back up, went straight to Dad, and asked him for a kitty massage! My Dad gives the best Alpha Cat Massages ever. Mom had told him that she'd know when I was back to 100% SOP when I went to Dad and asked him for a massage. And he gave me a nice, long one... ahhhhh! He was so happy that I'd asked, too.

Oh, it's good to be feeling fine again, and it's good to be a Brainball! I've donned my combat boots and am ready and rarin' to go, to patrol my perimeter. I am Alpha; hear me ROAR!

Of course Mom will continue to keep a close eye on me because I really scared her the other day. She'll probably be dancing reels in the living room every time I eat, every time I drink, and every time I poop, for days to come! Beans. Gotta love 'em, eh?

And I do. *grin*

Thank you, my friends, for your love, friendship, care and purrs -- a cat could have no better friends than you wonderful kitties on the Cat Blogosphere. I love you all.


Team Tabby said...

Long naps are good for making you feel better.

Purrs for you.

Moe & Mindy

Anonymous said...

Brainball we are so happy to hear that you are feeling better!

Gretchen said...

I'm so glad you are feeling much, much better today. You worried you mom bean half to death last night. All of us in kitty land were purring for you so that's why you feel better today, I'm sure. Plus the medicine. My mom bean gives me Temptations hairball stuff. They're pretty good.

Great Big Hugs...big sissy...G

For Mao,
Hey! Way to! Pinking it up is pretty cool. Thank you! My bean thanks you, too. She's gonna get teary eyes.

Mucho big Hugs...G

Penelope said...

Hope you get to feeling better soon.

I'm with ya on that vet thing. I'll do whatever it takes to avoid that place.

-- P

michico*Adan*Lego-小芥*阿丹*樂高 said...

Oah Brainball, I am sure you will recover soon. All you need is more rest~!!! And good sunshine, I am praying for you~!!! You will be fine soon~!!!!

Purrrrrs, Purrrrrs, Purrrrrs,
Purrrrrs, Purrrrrs, Purrrrrs,
Purrrrrs, Purrrrrs, Purrrrrs,
Purrrrrs, Purrrrrs, Purrrrrs,
Purrrrrs, Purrrrrs, Purrrrrs,

Unknown said...

I am very glad to hear that you are doing better and I'm very excited for the upcoming party.

Mickey's Musings said...

Good you feel better.Don't overdo it.Sleeping is good!!

mister jeter harris, hizself said...

Dear Brainball,
I'm so glad you're feeling better. We'll continue to purr for you until you're 100%!
Love--Mickey and Jeter

Hot(M)BC said...

Yay! We's gladd yoo's feelin better Brainball! Hairballs are icky. We hopes yoo feel all way better soon!
Sanjee, Boni Maroni, Mini, Gree and Pepi

Jake and Bathsheba said...

Brainball, we just heard that you were feeling poorly so we headed right over. Now, we're so relieved to hear that you're starting to feel better! Yay!

More purrs to you,

Kate (Pablo's mum) said...

You can't keep a good cat down for too long! Glad you're feeling better :)

The Cat Realm said...

I am so happy to hear that you are better! I hope by tomorrow you are totally back to normal!!! Purr purr purr purr purrr purrr.

Joey said...

Hi Brainball. It's nice to meetcha. I'm glad you're feeling better. I hope you don't have to get something stuck up your butt!

Lux said...

I'm sure glad you're feeling better, Brainball!

Dragonheart, Merlin, Devi, and Chloe said...

Brainball, I am so happy that you are feeling better! I hope you continue to improve. :)

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

Brainball we're so glad yer better. We wuz reeleeved to see yer update that yer having yer 100% feeling good massages again.I git hairball problums and it duzn't feel good when yer all bunged up.It's such a reeleef when yoo have a good poo isn't it. Mum sez "Eric I fink there must haf been a hyooj dawg in here last night using yer litterbox" I haf to have hairball paste on my paw efurry morning. I don't mind cuz it tastes good.
Enjoy yer Alpha Cat patrols.

Poppy Q said...

I hope you feel better soon brainball. It's tough being sick and you wanna stay away from the vet. Otherwise he's going to be looking at number 13.

Daisy said...

Hooray for Brainball! I am so happy you are doing better and back at SOP. I'll bet the rest of the Ballacai are so happy, because they need their Alpha cat at 100%!



WE is all glad to hear you are doing so fabulous! My Mom worries about me too!! Glad you don't have to go to the Vet. Now you can keep your patrols up without any trips!! Keep getting better!!


Anonymous said...

Hi Brainball,

I'm so happy to hear your feeling better. Me and mom were so worried.
I agree the Cat Blogosphere is a great place with wonderful friends....Love and Purrs Ariel

P.S Mao here's a big(KISS)for you.
Your such a sweet brother and the best boyfriend in the world.

Christine and FAZ said...

We're thrilled you're feeling better. Purrs FAZ

Mickey's Musings said...

YAY!!!!!Whatever is was is gone!
Hope it stays gone! Beans like ti fuss over us. I wouldn't have it any other way either!

Big Piney Woods Cats said...

Brainball, have you tried pumpkin. Momma gives that to Mittens who has the constipation, and it really helps. One Tbsp per day, mixed with a little water, and she uses a plunger. Mittens also takes lactulose, given by the vet.


LZ said...

Oh good, you're better!!! My AM gives the best kitty-massages too, its quite amazing how magical his hands are, he can make all of us (even Latte) melt into a pool of butter.


Zippy, Sadie, Speedy and M'Gee said...

Yay, we knew yoo cood do it! Beans is weerd, wathcing dem is sumtimes furry entertaining...We can't wate fur da party!

Dr Tweety of da Fab Five said...

Dear Brainball,

I understand da floofy ting. Bein' a floofy cat iz furry difficult sometimez. You iz lucky to be da Alpha cat. I yam not & I quake at da Auntie Stinkie, cuz she iz da one. Hoo-boy! I gotz to obey!

Here'z hopin' it all comez out da trap door today!
-Dr Tweety

Anonymous said...

Hey Brainball,
I am so happy that you are feeling better!!
Lots of love and a big hello to Mao Mao!

ASTOR CATS said...

We are so happy you are feeling better Brainball. We's glad you's been able to resume your duties and that your appetite for life (food, water, massages) is getting back to normal. Beans do get silly about poo and that kind of stuff but then they should after all - what else is there for them to do.

Midnite & Stray Kitty

Anonymous said...

Hi My Sweet Mao,

I tagged you for a meme.Please go to my blog and see...Love Ya Ariel

Unknown said...

Oh Brainball, I am so happy that you are feeling better! You gave us all a scare. Maybe you should let Mao Mao, Dorydoo and Marilyn groom you, then you won't get those awful hairballs : )

Anonymous said...

Yay! Brainball we are so happy that you feel better again. We really like the pinkness of your blog.

HRH Yao-Lin said...

Glad you are better Brainball! Now, get back to brainballing!! ha ha xx

Gretchen said...

Happy, happy, joy, joy! Brainball is feeling better! Yay!
I'm so thrilled you are feeling like your old self again. Keep it up! No more worries for the beans.

Hugsabunches, G
I'll have to learn how to head butt.

Rosemary B❤️ said...

We are gonna try to make our bloggie pink too.

Mao, we sure to love you and we are so glad that Brainball blogged today to tell us she is perking up

(((hughughuggles))) to all of you

Mr. Hendrix said...

Beans beans the musical fruit, the more you eat, the more you toot, the more you toot, the better you feel, so eat your beans for every meal. I think that is the cure for constipation.

What is that mommy? Ooooooh, you were talking about human beans. Silly me.

Glad you're feeling Alpha Roaring good!

Beau Beau & Angie Over the Bridge said...

We're so glad yur feeling better! Roar away!

Dr Tweety of da Fab Five said...

We tagz you fur a game from Henry & Clyde!

Pet's are 4 Life said...

We is so happy you is back to your old self!!


Mr. Chen and Ollie said...

Oh Brainball... we are so sorry we have not been able to get on the computer to come visit and we've only just found out that you weren't feeling so hot. We are so glad to hear that you're already feeling better though. We will still send you our healing prayers and purrs so you can have a full recovery!
Mr. Chen & Ollie