Welcome back for another edition of Caturday, where we catch up on the week's latest cat news, and get to meet some of your amazing kitties!
This week, Oreo churned out cookies and creme kitty sculptures (updated!), Simon's Cat returned in "Feed Me", Monopoly fans voted a feline as the newest game token, Treat Cupcake Bar produced pretty kitty cupcakes, an adorable ailment known as "bellyrubitis" swept the nation's shelters, Kaffee Katze delivered adorable cat paw accessories and kitty jewelry, Twitter added a LOLcat language option, and we met Pecan, the fashionable, sports-loving kitty nut!
Also, don't forget to enter for your chance to win a chic cat nap ring from Feline Fatale by I Love Crafty! I'm drawing the lucky winner this coming Tues., 2/12!
Handkerchief alert! This week's featured feline's story is an emotional one that brought a tear to my eye, but thankfully it has a happy ending!
Here is a happy and healthy Dot. She is 13-years-old, and had been struggling with tummy problems for almost a year. After many vet visits, tests, and blood work, no one knew what was wrong or how to cure her. She got so sick and lost half her body weight. She went from 12 to only 6 pounds. As much as I tried to prepare myself for her trip to the rainbow bridge, I couldn't do anything but cry and hold her frail little body.
Dot as a kitten
I have had her since she was a baby kitten and she is my kitty soul mate. She has been there for me through so much in my life. My heart broke at the thought of losing her. The good news is that in November, she made a miraculous recovery. She gained some weight back and is her old self again. Dot the cat still has a lot of love and cuteness to share for 2013.
Special thanks to Diana for sharing Dot's story with us this week! I can't imagine how frightening her illness was, but am relieved to hear Dot is doing better, and wish them both good health, lots of love, and much happiness in 2013 and beyond!
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