6.07.2009

THE CHAIR, A Special Post

Hi, Zoey here. The wonderful people from Hospice delivered a new chair for Great Grandma and of course, I had to try it out. I love all the special toys GG has to play with. Her room has a bed that goes up and down, I wish mine would do that. And there are chairs on wheels and sometimes I could use one of those when my little legs get tired. There's a table she can put her dinner on if she doesn't want to get out of bed. She has some bells she gets to ring when she needs something. Oh, what I wouldn't give for a bell to ring when I want my Temptations. And a machine that makes the air clean and pure. It has a long, long cord that I find is a lot of fun to chase. And her litter room has many special things, but I'm too much of a lady to talk about all of those. Anyway, I think this new chair is awesome, it comes with a tray to eat from, though if the Zoolatry Human put the tray on right now, I'd be hidden underneath it. And there's some foot thing that comes high up in the air when you want it to, but my little paws don't reach far enough to use it. The Zoolatry Human said they call this a "geri-chair" and I said, "no, I think they call it a zoey-chair".
Hi, the Zoolatry Human here, taking over from Zoey... my Mom has lived with us since 2003, and we are now blessed to have a lot of help from the wonderful Hospice people. Mom is now 95-years old, but recently seems to be transitioning to a new stage of life. In the last few weeks she has become much weaker, more confused, and often very sad. We are asking that she be remembered in your prayers. Not for recovery, that is no longer possible. But to pray that her days will be filled with only comfort and peace, no pain and no sorrow, until the time when the Lord calls her home. Thank you...

38 comments:

  1. Ann, just wanted you to know that I am thinking about your mom and sending my best wishes for peace and serenity to her - and to you, too. I'm really sorry that she's been having such a hard time. And of course, the cats send many purrs.

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  2. Hi Ann, I added you to my prayer list. It is discreet (only initials and general requests) and you can see it here: http://littlestudio.ca/Prayer%20List.html
    I pray you have a good weekend

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  3. Warm thoughts and sincere prayers coming to her from all of us. How wonderful of you to care for her and how blessed she is to be living such a long life.

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  4. 95, that is a great age. My human's grandma lived to be 92. How lovely for Great-Grandma to be able to be with the family and have so many great things to help her cope. That chair looks just purrfect for you, Zoey.
    Purring for Great-Grandma...purrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

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  5. G&G's Mom here. I will certainly remember your mother in my prayers. How wonderful that you have her home with you!

    I have had both of my parents living with me for 3 years now, and I pray everyday that each day will be full of peace, comfort, joys and happiness for them, too.

    Barb

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  6. Thinking of you Ann, XXOOXX

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  7. This looks like such a fun chair, Zoey.

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  8. All of you will be in our thoughts.

    It is never easy to lose someone so very special to you.

    It is harder though to watch them go.

    Paws khrossed for a peaceful transition.

    Hugz&Khysses,
    Khyra and Phyll

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  9. We will defintely be praying for your mom. We pray that she only knows peace, comfort & the love of her wonderful daughter.

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  10. I think Zoey chair is the perfect name for Great Grandma's chair.

    Mom Ann - My mom will be praying for you and your family and you go through this transition in your life.

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  11. We'll be purring and purraying fur yoor Great Gramma. Maybe like our gramma she misses her frends...our mom's mom was sad dat she was here wifout her sisters and a lot of her frends who left before her.

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  12. Our mum will pray for your mum and for you too.We will purr for her to keep in comfort and peace.
    Zoey, that chair looks just right for you.

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  13. Our Zoey wishes she had a Zoey chair too!

    Ann, we are praying for your mom and all of your family...

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  14. It is so very sad when they are at that stage in their lives, for them because they are ready and for us also because you know they are soon to leave but also because you want nothing more for them than to no longer be in pain, there are so many conflicting feelings.
    You are doing all that you can for your mom and I am sure she knows it,I think it would be hard relying on someone for everything, especially if you are much weaker and can't do as much.
    We will be purring and praying for your mother and you, just take it day by day :)

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  15. ZH Mom trains Hospice Nurses and you can't find a more caring wonderful people. Your Mom is in the right place. Purr to all of you.

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  16. I am sending my best purrs and SS is sending her prayers to you and your family. Our thoughts are with you in this trying time.

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  17. You have been blessed to have your GG and your GG has been blessed to have such a loving home with you and your Mom. We will purray for her and for your Mom. We are glad the Hospice people are such a help.

    {{{{HUGS}}}}

    prrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrs and tail wags,
    Zeke, Sushi, Tiger Lily and Ruckus

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  18. You know you can count on all of us to keep our rumbling and comforting purrs going for you and your family. Zoey, I think sharing that wonderful chair with Great Grandma is the most comforting thing we can think of.

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  19. Of course. Sending up purr-ayers now.

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  20. Ann, I too pray for peace and serenity. It is so lovely that your mum can be with her loving family at this stage in her life. I understand only too well and you are in my thoughts.

    With prayers, love and of course purrs from me and GJ xxx

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  21. Ann,

    Milo and Alfie said it was OK if I posted a comment today.

    I so understand where you are with your Mom - I went through similar to this with my beloved grandad (who died aged 100 years and 4 months old). We are sending all our prayers and love for your Mom's life to be as comfortable as possible as it draws to a close. We know she has had a wonderful life so far and is truly loved and cherished by you all - and that counts for a lot.

    When Grandad used to get confused and repeat questions over and over - I just used to answer them every time as if it was the first time he asked. I felt that was best. It seemed to work anyway.
    Sometimes the confusion was caused by something as simple as a urine infection - and so once he's had antibiotics he perked up again.

    It sounds like you are doing everything you can for your Mom and that is a wonderful thing.
    ((((((hugs))))))

    Jan

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  22. Certainly, we hope and pray for your mother that this final phase of her life is eased by all the love and care around her. That's so wonderful that Zoey can assist in this process, too. Kitties understand.

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  23. She is in our prayers. And so are you...
    (((HUGS)))

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  24. We are purring for your whole family as your Mom's days here with you come to an end. ~S,S,C & F

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  25. We think every chair is ours, so that Zoey-chair is purrfect for you!

    Mom Sharon here...I know how difficult this time must be for you. 95 is amazing!! I'll keep your Mom in my prayers.

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  26. I am sending lots of heartfelt prayers to you and your Mother. My Mother is in a nursing home in Baytown, Texas. I don't get to see her as often as I would like to. She has Alzheimer’s and doesn't have any idea who I am any more. It is a very difficult time.

    You are doing everthing you can for your Mother. Hospice helpers are angels.

    Many prayers and purrs from our home to yours.

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  27. HAI zoey! dis hansel heres....

    I jus wanna let yoo nos.

    I PICK YOOOOOOO CAZ I LUF YOO! i will make official onouncements tamarrra!


    ----luf,
    Hansel.

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  28. I'm purring and purring for your GG, and the Giant Kitty is too! We think that is an awesome chair she's got! Are you going to share the chair with you GG?

    'Oven

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  29. I am sending comforting purrs and wishes for your mother to find comfort and peace. And I am so glad that she is with you and surrounded by love.

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  30. We will certainly keep your Mom(GG) in our thoughts and prayers and wish her time be filled with comfort and peace.
    Purrs Micky, Georgia,Tillie & Mom Nancy

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  31. We understand your wish for your Mom. It is heart breaking to see ouf loved ones start that final transition, but when they tell us they want to go home, we know they are ready. We are sending purrs and prayers that her time will be peaceful>

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  32. Ann, I will be keeping your Mom in my thoughts and prayers ... she is so very fortunate to have you to love her and take care of her, as well as the hospice people to be there for her. Please give her a hug from me ...
    Love and hugs to you,
    Jan

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  33. We're still thinking about you. Purrs and hugs.
    peggy

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  34. Hi Zoey, It is so nice of you to test the chair out for your Grandma to make sure it is safe and comfortable. Make sure you take good care of her! Mom says my purring always make her feel good. So I'm sending purrs to your Grandma, k? Thank you for visiting my blogs!
    Luv,
    Marko =^-_-^=

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  35. Hi, I just wanted to thank you again.

    I also wanted to tell you how nice it is you are doing this for your mother. We took care of my great-grandmother for a long time after she got sick and it is one of the best things you can do. None of us would have done it any differently.

    You and your mother are most definitely in my prayers.

    -Lily

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  36. How lucky you are to have had your mom around so long.
    She is in my prayers.
    Love,
    ML

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  37. Zoey you look great in that chair, comfy too. Definitely we will be sending purrs and prayers up for Great Grandma for peace and less pain. Also purrs and prayers for your Mom cause it's hard on her too. It's great that the hospice people has been so great and helpful to you. BTW Mom really liked the post with you and the big guy. (Lion)

    Casper

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  38. Hospice helped in '83 when my mom passed from cancer. It is an organization filled with angels in disguise.

    Will keep you and everyone who cares for your mother close in heart and prayer.

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