It's Wonderpurr to Feel Better

Dear Fwends, This is Dori back from being on a forced bweak from soshall meowdia. *wavy paws*

So it's been weeks since our last post, but taking a bweak managed to do one important thing: it opened Momma's eyes to how fweakin' old she's gotten! Sadly she's realizing that she can't juggle so many balls without dropping them ... watching them roll across the floor... under the couch... where they stay because her knees refuse to let her get down to retrieve them. I'm paraphrasing her.

Anyway! I'm happy to report that I'm all better after my surgery where I had to have rocks removed from my bladder. I would show yoo the surgery scar on my tummy but this is a pee gee rated blog and I'm not one of those meowdels who like to pose nekked. I'm very happy to report that I'm no longer invaded by aliens, nor do I have fire pee. I'm so happy to be better, that I've been playing and being silly more than I've done in months. 

While we were away, my sisfur ChauncieMarie is aging with grace and beauty as she celebrated her 19th birthday on February 9th. 

ChauncieMarie arrived shortly after my pawrents moved to our former home in Mississippi. She hung around the house of our neighbors who called her Chauncy, thinking she was a boy. But then she gave birth, and after her kittens were bigger, she left them with the family so they could give them a better life. She figured she’d always be homeless. But God knew what He was doing and brought her to our yard where she informed my momma that she was French. So, ChauncieMarie got a new name and a Forever Home. At 19 she's still spry, gleefully showing off her ability to maneuver pet stairs despite having diabetic sight and foot issues. She enjoys evening couch time with us, and snuggling with her buddy, Opie. And still wears her ear like a fascinator hat or French beret. After all, she's French.

Speaking of Opie, he just celebrated his Sweet Sixteen on January 28th. He enjoyed his favorite birthday dinner of tuna with a Churu for dessert. 

Momma loves to do photo shoots but with her time eaten up caring for us, this year's birthday shoot didn't happen. However good news is that while Opie has CKD, he's doing well and is living a happy life. And yes, he still loves to walk around crying with a ball in his mouth... especially in the wee hours of the morning.

Opie's long time lady, Peaches will be turning 16 in April. She's the birth mother to Jesse the Toothless Wonder, and also the Queen of the Wonderpurr Gang. While on break, Momma took Peaches to the vet because she's had the cold from hell for too long. 

We had another vet who sadly let us down in so many ways, among them not giving the right insulin to ChauncieMarie, and also not treating the feline herpes - slash - respiratory issues we all have. Peaches has suffered for too long, so when Momma took her to the Care Care Clinic we now go to, they helped Peaches with a Convenia shot. They also said her teeth were in bad shape - thanks to our old vet not addressing the dental issue. So Peaches will be going for dental very soon.

We had such a short winter here in FloryDa, that even though it's still chilly in mornings, the sun has been shining and I'm looking forward to my hammock returning to it's place in the window where I can welax and enjoy the view of deer doggos in our yard. 

Before I close, Jesse would like to bring yoo up to date on what's happening with him. In case yoo follow us on soshal meowdia, Jesse left his Instagram account and moved into mine, so we now share posting on @Shes.Adorapurr. Okay Jesse, it's yoor turn.

Frens,  Dis be me Jesse the Toothless Wonder back from my momma being “on break.” Although Ah dint see her breakin nuthin, but you know how Hoomoms hide how they’re really feelin’.

Anyway, Ah have a new motto for dis year: What Upsets N Scares Me Makes Me Stronger N Braver.

Since Ah went into partial remission, Ah no longer travel every week two hours to the University for chemo treatment. Intead, Ah be stuffed in da Bad Box every week to go to nearby Cat Clinic where they steal ma blood. Ah’m verra bothered by dis rood treatment but seems like dis be New Normal for me. 

Then the next day after ma blood is stolen, my mom gets a phone call from ma University doctor to go ahead an’ give me chemotherapy pills. Frens, Ah do not like them pills, and Momma has to wrangle me like a Yellowstone cowboy wrangles a baby cow. Sadly she’s stronger than me and so far she’s winning the battle. But Ah get a nice treat afterwards - clearly a bribe for me to like her again but Ah’m not one to turn down a Churu.

After all dis hoo ha bizness, Ah gets all frisky n brave, and trot round da house like Ah be da Boss. Ah gib dat Frank my best stink eye, and Ah let a certain AssRabbit know Ah’m not scared o him.

So Ah’m doin great and be a verra happy n good boi. Thankee much for sending nice messages of support. Momma read them to me and they made me feel warm in my heart. Lub you all. 💕🐈‍⬛ Jesse

Until Next Time...


  1. ChauncieMarie is lucky for reaching the age of 19. We hope we will have a kitty reaching that too.
    Happy that Dori is feeling better after getting rid of those stones!
    Opie is about one year younger than our 3 kitty siblings.
    Love Jesse's photo and thanks for all the updates.
    Mariette + Kitties

  2. Here's hoping life settles down for y'all from now on!

  3. we iz so ha-pee dat effurywun iz doin butter and your mum iz catching a break.

  4. Wow, I am telling mine Mommy we gots to scroll ups-and-downs to remembers who to give all the birthday wishes to ... lots of them, so maybe just One Great Big Huge HAPPY PURRS-DAY ALL will be good, OK? And all kinds of happyhappy good 'n' better health tucked in here, too which makes us feel good and smile for you, each of you. As for your Mommy and da-knees and stuff like that, well, mine Mommy don't do the up/down stuff so good anymore either and just has to buy me new toys and leave the old ones underneath whatever they went underneath forever and ever, amen. That's life now she says, whatever that means. Anyway, we was happy to hear from y'all and if'n you think FlaEEdah weather is crazyweird don't move where we live, I watched snow flurries from my window in the morning this week and by lunchtime mine Mommy said "it's too hot today!" MEOW. Luv, June and Ann

  5. I'm glad you're doing better. Tell your mom I know about the getting old stuff. It's hard, but the alternative isn't something I want to think about.

    Have a purrfect day and week. My best to your mom. ♥

  6. It's so nice to hear from you again, Dori. And We are relieved that your news is, for the most part, good. Yours too, Jesse. Purrs to you all.

  7. Wow! Such a good news report. We love seeing how ev-fur one of you is doing so much better. Maybe you all needed the same break momanger needed. And it is wonderful to see ev-furry one of you is improved or improving. Keep at it Jesse, you send this C thing on down the road fur ever.

  8. Nice to see a post from you. I am glad you are all better sweet Dory. Also glad everyone is doing well. I will be praying Peaches dental goes well. If she gets extractions be sure to email me at and I will have the Tooth Fairy send a gift. XO

  9. Gosh - so much news , some good and some not-so-good. We send purrayers and Power of the Paw to all of you,

  10. We are so happy you are doing better, Dori. We trust you about your surgery scar and totally respect your modesty.

    Happy 19th birthday to ChauncieMarie, and happy 16th to Opie! And hooray for Jesse.

    Lots of good and wonderful news at your place. : ) Love to you all!

  11. Dori, I am very glad you are feeling much better for having those alien rocks taken away. I am glad you are doing well too, Jesse. I regularly get my blood stolen too, but at least I don't get wrangled into a box. I am sure there must be vampires living in hospitals.
    Happy birthday to Chauncie Marie and Opie.

  12. Hi Dori! Thanks for all the news and Happy Recovery/Happy Belated Birthdays to all!

    The Chans


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