Saturday, December 19, 2015

The power of a purrrrrrrrrr......

Dear George,
I have been a bit worried about my mummy.
She doesn't seem to be quite herself and seems to have to leave me more often at different times.
Still, at least, food appears regularly and she combs me and plays with me sometimes when I don't even want to!
I try to behave and come on her bed every night and she still gets up if I desperately need attention at 5am, so nothing really has changed, but I do worry if her routine changes.
What do you think carry on as usual, and hope she seems more like her old self in the New Year. We pussycats don't like change!!!.
With love from,

Dear Toby,
My friend, Tilly the Ugliest Cat, went through a somewhat similar experience with Celia. Horrible routine changes and she could tell that Celia was worried and upset. Celia would disappear then come home smelling as if she had been in a vet clinic.
Try to see this as an opportunity for snuggling close to your human, particularly if she is taking a lot of rest (which she should be). She may smell a bit odd but she is basically the same loving pet as she always was. We cats are great healers and this is your chance to practice purr therapy. There is nothing like it to make your human pet feel calmer and less frightened.
She will recover, when the veterinary treatment is over, and the normal routine will back. So practice that healing purr. Purring heals.


  1. Wishing your mummy a safe & speedy recovery!
    May your routine get back in track soon but, until then....purr, purr, purr :-)

  2. Toby, don't be scared! Mummy will be well soon!
    Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy New Year to you and your human family!

  3. My mommy was recently very ill and is still recuperating. Since it's just Mommy and me I have been very diligent keeping her warm and making her rest cause no one else is here to take care of her. Purrs work wonders. Checking on her makes her feel special. Good luck to all who have hurting human pets (purrs to you) and I wish you all healing and health in the new year.

  4. Good advice George. Just give the Mom lots of gentle head bumps and tons of purrs. Hopefully she isn' too sick.

  5. Such good advice, you are a wise kitty.

  6. Don't worry Toby Mummy has lots of friens taking care of her and loving her like you do xx

  7. Carla, the tuxedo catDecember 21, 2015

    Keep purring for your mummy Toby! Purring the vibration of love!
    Purr...until she feels it and she'll heal! She'll be fine!
    Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy & Joyful New Year to you and your mummy!
    Carla, the tuxedo cat

  8. Toby, wishing your mummy a safe and full recovery! My mummy went through this few years ago! You and mummy will be fine :-)
    Love and cheers

    1. Hi toby we are looking after mummy. Merry Christmas. Meow .
      Love Humphrey ❤

  9. Hi Toby, you have the bravest mummy. Everything will be back to normal soon.

    Merry Christmas - Humphrey

  10. Merry Christmas to you & mummy!
    May your Christmas dreams come true!
    Wishing you both the best and everything to be back to normal soon!


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