Showing posts with label Animals. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Animals. Show all posts

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

RIP Murphy

I am so heartbroken. There are no words to describe how I am feeling. My dear cat Murphy has died. She was sick for quite a while; however, the way she passed away has left me shattered, distraught and devastated. She was walking out to the dining room and collapsed. I am not sure if she was having a heart attack or a stroke.

As I tried to revive her, she crawled to me, struggling to meow and breath. I looked at her and told her it was "ok" to go and I would see her in the next life.

She died immediately after.

As I struggle to wipe away the tears, my heart is heavier than ever. I remember my life with this precious, sentient being and can only question why good things don't last forever. Why her? And I have to admit, I feel as if I lost a family member.

With that said, they say it takes a moment to meet someone, a day to appreciate them, a week to like them, a month (or more?) to love them, but it takes an entire lifetime to forget them. Rest in Peace Murphy. I will never forget the amazing cat that you were in this lifetime and the impact you made in my life. You will be forever missed. Laid to rest: 2003-2017

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Happy 11th Birthday Murphy

Today is my amazing cat's 11th birthday. I remember when I first got her 11 years ago. She was about a month old. She was already meowing the moment she walked through the front door, unleashed and ready to take over. My dogs wouldn't allow anyone near her, due to their protective yet maternal instincts. It was the cutest thing.

It's hard to believe she is 11 years old. Where has time gone? I hope she lives until I have my first child. One thing is certain, I am honored and blessed to have a wonderful cat like her. She was amazing then and she's amazing now.
Happy Birthday Cleopatra Dutchess Thomasina Murphy Marilyn Laura LaShonda Afshar Valo!

Check out the video of her singing "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star".

If you can't see the video, simply click here.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Thank you Billy Housh

My amazing Christmas gift from my dear friend William Hooshmandi came today. Simply amazing! It's a watercolor painting of my cat Murphy by the talented Joanna Barnum from Baltimore, Maryland.
Just beautiful! I absolutely love it! Actually "we" (as in me and Murphy) love it! Thank you so much Billy!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Update on my oldest dog

As many of you already know, my oldest dog had cancer. She recently had 3 huge masses removed. The vet stapled her area after removing the masses, but failed to do it correctly, as they were coming out days later. I had to take her back to the vet because she developed infections, including an open wound that was acutely infected.

Another vet that works in the practice stitched her, but once again, they did it improperly. They did, give her a cone/funnel so she would refrain from messing with the area (because she was actually messing with it). She was unhappy at first, but she's definitely getting use to it. 

I decided to go ahead and do what I could using the available resources to me and basically she is happier than ever. The infection is gone and she is running around and playing again.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Hey University of Wisconsin, STOP TESTING ON CATS


There is no excuse for the type of cruelty exposed in the photos seen here.

Please put your resources towards finding effective and kind ways to help people. Stop funding this type of animal cruelty and investigate this case to make sure those responsible are properly held accountable.

You will learn absolutely nothing by torturing an innocent creature. Torture is not science and this type of behavior refutes and emasculates human's natural rights to a modest degree of social harm. This is just unethical and should never be supported as ok. This is also relatively costly and no one wants to spend money supporting this sickening act.
I am disgusted that you have to go to such lengths as to test on a cat and it would be even more disgusting if you own one. How would you like to be experimented on? University of Wisconsin, you are disgusting for supporting this filth. Why test on cats when we have murderers, rapists, pedophiles, and other criminals in prison? On top of that, they (prisoners) are using government money to live a relatively lavish life. Leave the cats alone!
Let’s use our voices for those that cannot.
Please sign the petition. Just click here.

Friday, October 5, 2012

My dog is home from the hospital

So, I just got home from work and on my way home, I had to pick up my dog from the vet followed by her prescriptions. When I showed up at the vet, almost immediately, her tail was waggling and she started barking. It is just an amazing feeling to see her in good spirits again. She is living proof that there is no need to euthanize an animal simply because they are suffering and/or in severe pain. Solutions come naturally. My dog survived getting hit by a car and she survived cancer. Thanks to God, miracles always happen and to me, my dog is a real fighter who epitomizes a real miracle.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Amazing news about my dog

She is going to be ok. She pulled through. The vet had to remove not 1, but 3 cancer masses. She seems to be stable. I am so happy words cannot express. Now if only I can get this cell phone case off of my iPhone 5. hahaha!

Today, my oldest dog is having surgery

It's 5:30 am and I cannot sleep. Today, at 8 am my dog is having surgery. The vet confirmed that she does, in fact, have cancer. She suspected it was cancer, as did I, however; once she took the sample, the cells confirmed so. The vet also said that my dog, despite being 14 years old, has many years left in her.
When she told me this, I found my emotions being lifted almost instantaneously. My dog is truly a force to be reckoned with. Being a survivor after getting hit by a car at the age of just 1 and enduring seizures throughout her life, she still manages to live. I want her to pull through and I think inspite of everything that has happened to her, she's a real fighter.
Please keep her in your thoughts and prayers.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

My cat says hello

My cat Murphy saying hello. Despite being quite frisky and finicky, she is very intelligent and also extraverted. She is very capable of communicating relatively well and it is obvious that she understands the English language.

If you can't see the video above, just click here right now.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

The Bald Eagle, The National Bird & Symbol of the United States

I had the opportunity capture some shots of a Bald Eagle when travelling to Missoula on Saturday morning.