RE: [feline-heart] Nervously watching Pebbles - Friday 3.00pm Melbourne, Australia.
- Dearest Voula,
You will come to realize that this is the most supportive group of folks you
will ever come into contact with. NEVER will anyone be bored, insensitive or
non-responsive. I have been helped thru some of the most difficult moments
of my life by this group of such kind and also knowledgeable folks. Keep
your thoughts coming!
Purrs to you and yours,
Pum, Max and Linda
From: Voula Augerinos [mailto:catwoman1@...]
Sent: Friday, October 20, 2000 12:28 AM
Subject: [feline-heart] Nervously watching Pebbles - Friday 3.00pm
well it has been one hour since I gave Pebbles her first dose of
propranolol, and I am nervously waiting for side effects! Those of you who
have used beta blockers and found no problems are probably giggling to
yourselves about my terror of negative side effects. But I no doubt will
continue to amuse (or bore) you all with a blow by blow account in the days
You should see me. I am checking Pebbles' heart rate every ten
Well she has just come into the lounge room and is howling for food no
doubt...Now she is eating.
I am thinking "I wonder if she feels strange? I wonder if she is
feeling okay? Have I done the right thing?"...(Pause in writing to observe
closely her walking and moving...Yes...I think...she looks...normal.)
(Pause in writing....I followed her to the bedroom where she got on the
Now she is on the bed and I just went in and gave her a cuddle and she
is purring and kneading the crocheted rug on the bed with Ratty her toy
mouse, and Kritty her cat comforter (a toy cat with a heart beat
mechanism). I think I am going to need heart drugs soon!
The vet explained to me yesterday that my reaction and fear are coming
from my love for Pebbles and also from losing my Beautiful Sachie girl.
Sachie never had a sick day in her life till she got the cancer on the
kidneys, so now I find myself thinking if she could get sick so quick and
die in such a short space of time, then that is possible with Pebbles who
already has had problems for several years. And I had to laugh when the vet
said he is obsessed with checking his old dog's lumps countless times a
day. He said even though he is a vet his emotions when it comes to his own
dog override his training and knowledge, and he has to tell himself often
to stop his obsessing. But it does no good he says. He just keeps on
worrying and being afraid of losing his dog.
Yesterday at the vets, I was saying how I was thinking of getting
Pebbles a little feline friend, maybe in a few months, because she seemed
lonely, and was looking at the other cat in the waiting room with a sad
look in her eyes. Normally Pebbles
turns her back to other animals at the vets. Barbara, who is my best
friend, puts up with my anxieties all the time, and has been driven to
absolute boredom I am sure by my constant talking about the pros and cons
of every possibillity. Well she said to me yesterday when we were in the
waiting room, "And you want another cat?!? You really think you could
Well dear friends, I am sure you are starting to yawn too. I must go.
I have to check on Pebbles!
Love, Voula and Pebbles and my Beautiful Angel Sachie
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- Thank you so much for your kind words. Yes I have found this is a great
Love, Voula and Pebbles and Lucy and my Beautiful Angel Sachie.
> Dearest Voula,you
> You will come to realize that this is the most supportive group of folks
> will ever come into contact with. NEVER will anyone be bored, insensitiveor
> non-responsive. I have been helped thru some of the most difficultmoments
> of my life by this group of such kind and also knowledgeable folks. Keep
> your thoughts coming!
> Purrs to you and yours,
> Pum, Max and Linda