Friday, October 9, 2020

Friday Flashback and Caturday Art.

First of all I just wanted to give a brief health update to explain why I haven't commented much for a few days.

Many of you know that I get a lot of problems with my gall bladder, but they didn't want to operate originally in case it accelerated the cancer. I have been getting repeated attacks which are steadily getting worse. I had a particularly bad attack on Sunday morning, only 5 days after the previous one so went to A&E.

They took me in and gave me the first morphine injection and put me on a drip, and allowed me to have clear liquids only. They had hoped to fit me in for an emergency operation on Monday but the theatres were too busy. When it seemed Tuesday would be the same they sent me home on Monday night. I had a phone call on Wednesday to say they could do it on the 26th.

They hope to do it by laparoscopy but warned me it may have to be open surgery which will mean a week stay in hospital. A laparoscopy would only be overnight.

As to the cancer. The tablets had stopped working in January and it had started to grow very slightly again, so they prescribed me a new tablet. My latest CT scan in August showed it was working. There is no more spread and one of the cancerous nodules had shrunk very slightly, so good news.                    I don't like to bore everyone with my health but just wanted to say why I hadn't been commenting much.

Okay, enough of that and on to the flashback which comes from December 2007 and was,                       "A Wet Sunday in the Hay Barn."

The weather has been very wet lately, so we hafn't been for many walks wiv mum. We yooshully stay in the garden while she goes out to do the horses and gets soaking wet.

Dad has been home more furr Chris Mouse, so he took us furr a walk and it started to rain again. He asked us if we wanted to go in the barn so we didn't get too wet. Well we don't mind getting wet, but it seemed like he did, so we said ok he could go in the barn if he wanted.

We wuz sniffing around and we could smell rats and mousies. Then we saw a ladder leaning against the straw, so we didn't even haf to jump up, we just walked up the ladder, right up to the top of the barn.

It wuz reely high up and we could touch the roof wiv our heads.

Then mum came back from putting the horses out in their fields, and it had stopped raining, so we all went for a walk together.

We didn't find any mousies though. They must haf heard us coming.
It wuz good just relaxing in the barn then having a nice quiet stroll.

The random photo this week is from 10.10.10 so exactly 10 years ago, and was chosen by the Trout Towne Tabbies. I have also made two versions of it for my Caturday Art.

I am joining Athena, the Cat Goddess for the Caturday Art blog hop.

For this version I started with Illusion at 50% followed by Frost at 20%

For the second version I started with Sunshine at 50%, then added Metallic at 35%.
I prefer the second version because I don't like Flynn's black butt in the first one!

preview108pieceCaturday Art 1 10.10.20
preview108pieceCaturday Art 2 10.10.20
I am joining Sandee at Comedy Plus for the Feline Friday blog hop.


  1. You boys were sure having fun out there and up there. Thanks for the update, we've been worried about you but we're glad to hear the optimistic news. Love and hugs from all of us!

  2. What a fun day in the barn!

    Praying your surgery goes well, and is laparascopic only. A week is a long time in the hospital, i remember.

  3. Look, Eric and Flynn had a lot of fun playing in the warehouse ... what a pleasure to see them in action 🤩🤩

  4. You would never bore us with news of what's going on with you. We all want to know, but don't want to intrude, either. We are grateful for what you've told us - and especially grateful that the new tablets are working. I have no doubt that Eric and Flynn are sending healing purrs every minute of every day. God bless you.

  5. we send lots of POT and positive thoughts to you... and we hope you will conquer that evil C beast. we would love to be in a barn... imagine how much mice we could chase together...

  6. Hope that Gall bladder surgery will be a laparoscopic one...I had that and its way easier than the open way...and they even sent me home the same day, OMC! Praying that the new tablets will keep working well for you.

    That sure was a lot of hay to have fun with!! Eric and Flynn would have had fun here,m we get lots of mice in our cellar at this time of the year...we live in an old frame home, and the deer mice prefer dryer and warmer places...yup, who wouldn't!

  7. I am sending healing purrs your way. I understand about not wanting to bore people - my human hates discussing health issues too - but we want to know how you are doing.

  8. We envy you boys all that hay! We can only imagine what kind of fun a cat could find in hay ...

  9. Mentioned on the news this morning,
    how far behind they are with cancer
    operations, but that seems more to be
    in London, Manchester and bigger cities,
    lets hope you get seen to 26th.. long it takes, and recover!
    Good luck with it..!

    The boys certainly enjoyed being in the barn..
    What fun..Bless them..!xx

  10. Sorry to hear you been in pain with the gall bladder problem if it's a laprocopy that would be good, and good news about the new tablet you seem to be reacting well too, my best wishes to you :-)

    I liked the fond memories photos looks like they "hay" had good shennanigans heheh!

    Have a mousielesstastic safe weekend 😷😷😷

  11. First and foremost we are glad you will have that nasty gall bladder OUT on the 26th! We have our fingers and toes crossed it goes quickly and perfectly and you will be back home as soon thereafter as possible. Secondly, we love the barn flashbacks with the boys - they loved exploring anywhere didn't they - especially the fields and barn. Love the colors you chose for the puzzles - we prefer #2 too!!

    Hugs, Pam and Teddy

  12. As always Angels Eric and Flynn you continue to entertain and delight me....
    Jackie thank you for the up date. I continue to send you lots of positive thoughts for your health. Excellent news on the new pill and may you stay pain free until surgery on 26th
    Love and hugs

  13. Barns are such wonderful places for cats! Lucky are those with access to them!

    We are all purring and crossing paws and hoofs that the gall bladder issue will be nothing but a memory very soon.

    Purrs, Woofs, and neighs,
    Everyone at The Poupounette

  14. Thank you for the update. We will continue to send purrs and prayers for an easy surgery and that the pill continues to work.

    We love the flashback and that snoozy photo is adorable. We like the second one best too! Thanks for the puzzles.

  15. Bet you are on pins and needles, waiting for the 26th!
    Good to read that the new med is doing its job.
    Thanks for the puzzles; will play them soon!

  16. The boys sure were having a lot of fun. We appreciate your health updates, and our paws are crossed for an easy and safe surgery.

  17. Prayers that all goes well with your procedure. Thanks for letting us know.

    Love your flashbacks. I wish I would have been blogging when these precious babies were with you.

    Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

    Have a purrfect Feline Friday and weekend. ♥

  18. Sending good thoughts for the 26th, and I'm glad the new med is working. Those boys in the the photos! They knew how to have a good time.

  19. doodz....we putted fotoz 3 on big a fy; we like it de best AND we like R pix for two day az well....ya all most sort kinda just bout blend in with de rug !!! awesum ~~~~ ☺☺♥♥

    N pleez ta keepz an eye out for & over mum in de next few sew that bass terd bladder doez knot give her trubull...we say GOOD RID ANTZ two it two ☺☺☺♥♥♥

  20. What a good flashback. We love seeing these two climbing in the barn.

    We are sending you many purrs that your surgery goes well and you can have the less evasive one. We’re glad the new medication is helping.

  21. We hope your gall bladder surgery can be done safely and are glad your cancer treatment is working - but we are so you have to go through all this.
    We enjoyed seeing the boys in the barn - we have many happy memories of barn cats
    Purrayers and Power of thePaw for your health !

  22. That hay sure looks like fun! Such adorable pictures. Continued purrs and prayers for you.

  23. Thank you so so much for the update on your health--so sorry you are going through this and am sending you lots of love and Frodo send an extra special big hug!

  24. It looks like the boys had a lot of fun there while you were working in the garden:)

    We did not know about your cancer or gall bladder issues. We are very sorry you have to go through this. We hope the surgery goes well and that it can be done by the easier method. Sending you lots of wishes and prayers to feel better soon. Hugs.

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber and Mom Kathie

  25. At first glance the first art was my fave but after biggifying them, it's the second. We hope the new cancer pill works for a long, long time cos we love you.

  26. I am sorry about your health issues. I hope you can get the laproscopic surgery. I am glad the new pills are working. You are always in my prayers.
    Cute flashback photos- sorry they didn't get any mousies. Thank you for the puzzles. XO

  27. So sorry to hear about your galstones, Jackie, but grateful that your cancer pills are working properly. We hope and purray that it's still possible to get rid of the stones by laparascopy. 26th is a lucky day, it's my twofeet sister's Birthday, so it must be lucky for you too🙏Jackie, could you send me your address please💗Pawkisses for a Happy, Healthy Weekend🐾😽💞
    We love the barn pictures, sweet Angels. It reminds Granny of her first kitty who climbed down the ladder when she met her the first time💗

  28. We were not aware of your cancer scare, and hope you do well with your recovery. It's a scary, scary thing. We prefer the second artified photo. Dad says your arty tweaks give it a "countrified" feel, whatever that means. Take care of yourself.

  29. Both are nice but I like the 2nd one better too. Sure hope you are able to get the needed surgery and that your meds continue to work for you.

  30. The boys are so adorable and we always love your artwork. The best of luck with your surgery and I hope it is done quick and you are home and recuperating. Will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

  31. You are not boring us with updates on your health at all. We hope it all goes well on the 26th and we're glad the meds are working.

    The art is beautiful as always.

    Sending our love and purrs,

    Athena and Marie xx

  32. Thanks so much for the update Jackie were thinking of you a lot so it is much appreciated. Nurse Dad says it is really great the new pills are working so well and that those gall things can be such a pain in the belly. And elsewhere he says. Thanks so much for showing the boys in the barn. We never tire of our dear friends! Or You and Ivor!

  33. Great flashback photos. We send lots of wishes for a good recovery and back to good health.

    Mindy and mom Nina

  34. Thanks so much for your health update. It sounds optimistic and I’ll continue to send purrs. The boys always bring cheer 💜

  35. We will keep you in our prayers. We did not know your health issues were so serious. Good luck with the surgery.
    The flashback photos were really cute - and the artifications are adorable.

  36. Mum Jackie, thank you for catching us up on what's going on with you, health-wise. We are purring and praying that your surgery goes well and those new meds keep on working for the cancer. We loved the flashback with Angels Eric and Flynn in the barn. :)

  37. Boys, Katie's favorite brother found his chemo and antigen hs stopped too and he is being give a pill. We know what you're going through. XXOO
    Boys, as you always captured my heart.

  38. Paws crossed! Sending my hugs and kisses to you! Great flashback photos.

    Pinot xo

  39. Sending lots of purrs and good thoughts your way that you have the least amount of pain, time in the hospital and that you heal quickly. xoxoxo -
    Tom, Penny, Bridget and the mom

  40. Hope the surgery goes smoothly and it will not be an open surgery. Hope the tablet will continue to work to reduce the cancer. Take care and have plenty of rest.

  41. Hope things go well for you. Medical treatments get better as time passes.

    Love the pics of the Boys...

  42. We have you in our prayers that the operation is a huge success, and your cancer diminishes with prayer. Love the adventure of you climbing he ladder in the barn. Mmmm, mousie and rat smells...

  43. Awww Look at these two! Aren't they just adorable. It's nice you have two to keep each other company & play with. You're a good mama! ~hehe~ I'm a puppy mama, but his playmate is my husband. If it's not him it's me or my grandkids (or my kids) keep him occupied and have fun with. I have 10 grandkids 3 great-grandkids and 4 kids of my owns & 4 mates (2 and 2 = 8 (with their spouses). At Christmas time we should rent a hall! hahahaha Have a good day! Bye bye kitty kitty!!!!

  44. Amarula wants to know if you will share your hay connection! She wants some so she can climb to the top and look down on Frodo!

  45. I hope everything will be fine! Must be!
    Adorable photos! All the best to all of you!


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