Here's Spooker in her natural habitat, our bedroom.  She lets Chloe come in anytime, and Jack is allowed to visit at night, but otherwise she doesn't like any of the other Purries to come in.  She just wants her bed-time at night with her Not The Mama and otherwise she mostly sleeps.  Every night when I go to bed, she curls up beside me, using my hand as her pillow, purring.
She'll be 17 this coming Mother's Day, and considering her diagnosis of the beginning of kidney failure was over a year ago, she's doing well.  She actually has put on some weight and her coat is much glossier than it was a year ago.  
She got a good annual check-up in March, and the vet wanted to do a dental cleaning, but after some thinking, I cancelled that appointment.  She gets SO stressed from vet visits, and with her age and health I decided going under anesthesia for the dental just wasn't the best option for her at this time.
We're just enjoying the time we have with each other.

Mo and The Purries


  1. What a joy to hear she is doing so well. We think you made the right decision re her teeth ~ if it's not broke don't fix it, when they get to a great age. xx

  2. She sounds like my Granson, Big Al. He is an all black mini panther who loves my bed. He lets me use it at night but man does he let me know if I move him when he's not ready.

    Al is 13 now and doesn't get around like he did. Climbs up the bed instead of jumping. That kind of thing.

    Hear ya about the vet. Why stress them out if you don't have to.

    Hope she continues to do ok.

    I sometimes wish I could just breeze time. I hate it when my loves get old.

  3. Mama's little girl... Glad to hear she is getting good news at check-ups. She looks great!

  4. It sounds like Spooker is doing very well!

  5. Anonymous4:41 PM

    Bless her heart! You might want to try some kitty toothpaste - just "eating" it can help diminish any gum inflammation (which can be painful). My orange boy likes the poultry flavor!

  6. We're so glad to hear she is doing well. Enjoy your quality time!

    Truffle and Brulee

  7. Spooker we think you look great. And we are so glad that your NTM is so good to you!

  8. Spooker,you are a cutie pie!!
    At the age of 17,you can do anything you want!!!
    Snuggles with NTM sounds divine ;)
    Purrs Tillie and Georgia,
    Tiger,Treasure and JJ

  9. We're so glad Spooker is doing so well. :)

  10. I demand (almost) exclusive Unner The Blankie connection to TBT at dawn. So I unnerstand.


  11. We luv you Spooker! Happy dance that you had a good check up. We understand the risks of going under, oh yes we do. As little as wiping the outside of her teeth with a warm wet washcloth daily can help.


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