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> Do Finders Have To Be Keepers?, Not bonding with Sable
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post Apr 15 2008, 12:21 PM
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Kimberly biggrin.gif
i was just thinking about pleading for an update..........
how wonderful
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post May 15 2008, 11:39 PM
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Sable's doing well. In the morning she curls up next to my shoulder, and purrs and purrs and purrs. The four cats are all nose-to-nose now --fleetingly-- but everybody's pretty easy around each other. Her energy is still very low, but she seems content to learn what it's like to live in a home where she's loved. Still, she always seems vaguely surprised when I dote on her. wub.gif This photo was taken when she was in a flirty, playful moment. ~Kimberly
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post May 16 2008, 11:18 AM
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She is just beautiful. Thank you for sharing that gorgeous picture. When things are meant to be, they just seem to have a way of working out, don't they?

You did a wonderful thing, rescuing this baby. You can see the love in her eyes for you.

Keep us updated as you have time. It is so nice to smile at such a darling baby.


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post May 16 2008, 06:11 PM
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Here's "Bat Cat." She's peering down from a cat tower shelf above me. Ha!
I've been getting cranio-sacral work from a team of practitioners. At first I thought it was foo-foo, but after the first session I was SO sore afterwards! I couldn't believe it. After the second session I felt fabulous, positively high. So in getting centered in myself, and sharing healing energy, I decided to just hold my hands over Sable's kidneys, to see what healing they can find. Today I told my bodywork team, and they excitedly offered to help. So next week, both Sable and I are going to have cranio-sacral work! We'll get her healthy yet.....

Miss "Bat Cat" Sable:
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post Jun 8 2008, 07:50 PM
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How are you doing Kimberly? Your kittty friends?
I am feeding stray cats in my yard now! NO new kitties for me right now. Too heartbreaking. FEeling strong and happy watching from afar.
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post Jul 5 2008, 12:30 PM
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Hi everyone! Sable & Co. are doing great. I just got back from 25 days away (three back-to-back seminars) and everyone is healthy and happy, though my absence was hard on all of us. I keep telling Sable how beautiful she is (see picture), and now I'm consciously adding how beautiful and healthy she is. She walks slowly, and her energy is lower than I'd like for her, but it's only been six months to erase years of hardship. She's now a loving and well-loved part of the family. wub.gif ~~Kimberly
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post Jul 5 2008, 07:39 PM
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Thanks for the update. Sable looks beautiful in your new picture. I guess when things find a way of working out that just reinforces it was all meant to be. She is such a gorgeous baby and I am so glad you rescued her.

Hugs to all of you...I see a beautiful family! wub.gif


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post Oct 29 2008, 02:34 AM
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Update time! Miss Queen Sable this afternoon, soaking in the sun on my bed. Er... her throne! {{Excuse me, how could I make such a silly mistake??}} I think her kidney function has improved some across the year (evidenced by smaller pee clumps than she used to make). Can you believe it's almost been a year since I found her on the freeway?? (11/23/07) She sleeps much of the time; loves those warm and sunny spots. She's not a robust kitty, but she's extremely sweet and placid. She's much loved for however long she chooses to stay with us. She's much older than I thought at first, at least 8, maybe 10, maybe 12? ~Kim
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post Oct 29 2008, 12:09 PM
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QUOTE (Mink&WillowsMom @ Oct 29 2008, 08:34 AM) *
Update time! Miss Queen Sable this afternoon, soaking in the sun on my bed. she's extremely sweet and placid. She's much loved for however long she chooses to stay with us. She's much older than I thought at first, at least 8, maybe 10, maybe 12? ~Kim

those cats are really precious
when my Felice found me, I was telling everybody about a sweet and young cat
untill the first visit by the vet
i am sooo glad about the happy ending for Miss Queen Sable in your family!!!
thanks a lot for the update
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post Dec 16 2008, 05:20 PM
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Hi everyone! Took this shot a few minutes ago, wanted to share. wub.gif She wants to sit closer to the others now, and is reaping what she sowed with her swatting. They're cautious, but they like her all the same. She's a lovely girl, I'm so glad she's here. Isn't she beautiful?? A long way from that scrawny near-dead, bony, matted girl I found last year on the freeway, eh? ~Kimberly
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post Dec 16 2008, 05:27 PM
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She has turned into a beautiful cat!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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post Dec 16 2008, 05:38 PM
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She is, isn't she! Even when I first found her, I knew she would be beautiful if she survived. Here's a shot from shortly after I found her, so you can appreciate how far she's come. She's ~5 lbs 10 oz in this pic, and now she's over 10 lbs. Lots of mommylove, siblinglove, and good food. biggrin.gif
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post Dec 17 2008, 02:47 PM
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She is so beautiful. You had to be "guided" to her. What you have done is one of life's true miracles.

Bless you and all your babies, especially Sable, the "survivor".

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post Dec 22 2008, 06:55 PM
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I've discovered the Special Effects menu in my photo editor. I love this watercolor effect! Help, I can't stop....! laugh.gif
All the colors in Sable's fur makes her especially beautiful for this technique. wub.gif Enjoy!! ~Kimberly
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post Dec 23 2008, 11:20 AM
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What a beauty, no matter WHICH way she's pictured! Another testament to what so much love can do to create miracles! biggrin.gif


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post Jan 8 2009, 09:23 PM
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Hi Kimberly,
I was wondering how things are. I am starting to feel like I need a cat.... all I have for a pet is a gecko that lives in my garage and runs up and down the wall when I come/go.. how sad is that?! Still think we need more time,... but I do love kitties!
I'd love to surprise my boys with a baby one of these days.... might bring us all a bit closer. They are getting pretty independent as teenagers... but all is well. How are you?
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post Jan 16 2009, 10:50 PM
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Hi Joani, Wow, I can't imagine having a home without kitties for as long as you've been. I once had to wait 6 months (then-current wisdom after having leukemia in the house) and it was a lonnnnnnng wait.

Please consider getting two kitties! Watching a bonded pair is precious beyond words, and six times as fun as just one kitten. I think it's easier on them when you're away from the house too. They bond just as tightly with their humans.

It's SO past time to begin the remodel of the other house. Willow is now grounded until we move over there, so it's past time for me to get moving. (Literally.) It's just such a big project and intimidates me. But the longer I wait, the longer the kids are housebound. Purrfect fence has a sale right now on cat fencing... I'm tempted just to take advantage and then tuck it away. But then, the interest on the credit card might end up being greater than the sale discount. I'm reinventing myself professionally, and I've yet to replace the income I lost earlier this year.

The kittykids are good. Luna lost the extra weight she picked up last June. (I was gone for a month and she over-ate to self-soothe.) I put her on an all-protein diet and she slimmed right down and looks fabulous. Her energy and sparkle has come back -- good lesson for me! Willow is accepting his indoor-ness for now, and is even getting goofier and more affectionate with me. Rohan is lively and active, though the still looks frail to me. He didn't regain much of the weight he lost last August when he got so sick. But maybe it's just that I expect him to be the same size as Willow, since they're the same breed, but really, he's a much smaller cat. He loves to play. Sable is doing well. She's starting to interact with the others -- tiny, tiny baby steps there. Oh, and she's just started to sit in my lap! There'd been a few times for 5 or 10 minutes -- now all of a sudden she'll camp out for 90 minutes or more. In fact, they're all spending more time in my lap in the evenings. The annual Winter Cuddle. wub.gif ~Kim


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post Feb 3 2009, 04:06 PM
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SLEEPING BEAUTY AWAKENS It's taken 14 lonnnnnng months for Sable to relax to this point around the others. (And vice versa after she swatted them a few times.)

After I took the shot of Sable and Willow on the bed, I reached down to see if they were actually touching.
Not quiiiiite, about 1/2 inch of air between them.
Still... smile.gif
I have seen times where Will stretched his leg out and rested it on her hip, or she's let her tail rest across his foot.
"Oh gee, did I...?"

In the last month or two it's like she finally woke up. She was sleeping about 22-23 hours a day, and now she's awake several hours a day. She approaches the others now, and walks up to me. And if I pick her up, she sits in my lap for an hour+ at a time. She was sooo shut down, in her body and her spirit, and now she's healed enough and decided it's safe enough to engage the world outside her. Such a joy to see her emerge! wub.gif `kimbermama
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post Feb 3 2009, 08:35 PM
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These are beautiful pictures and a beautiful story about a beautiful family!

Course I am partial to black beauties and I see you have your share but in truth they are
all adorable and lovable.

Hugs to you all,
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post Aug 26 2009, 10:14 PM
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Sable's doing great. She's quiet, infinitely patient, and takes nothing for granted. She finally approached me for the first time. She's always been happy to have my attention, and purrs loudly when I pet her. And in the night she often sleeps next to my pillow. But until very recently, she didn't seek me out. A few times now, she's walked up to me, inviting contact. And when I pet her head, she arches up into my hand a little bit. Man, I don't know what happened to her in her first life, but this November it will be two years since I found her, and she's only now starting to ask and express.

Oh, and she likes Fritos. Her old owner must have eaten them -- she sparked up the moment she heard the bag, eyes all big and hopeful. Such a sweetie.


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