Saturday, October 13, 2007

Mattingly



First I want to tell you all how grateful I am for the outpouring of good wishes, purrs and prayers.  I am very touched.  I had very leaky eyes while reading the nice comments this morning, but they were tears of gratitude, not sadness.  Secondly, I have had some very good news from my brother.  It appears that the blood clot in my sister-in-laws lungs has dissolved.  The Doctor gave her a breathing test today and her O2 level never fell below 90%, even when she was off the oxygen and walking around.  This means that she very well could be discharged on Tuesday and come home.  Your purrayers really work fast!  Now on with the limericks.

This is Mattingly.  He lives in New York City with his sister Harlie and his Mom and Dad.  He was born around May 30, 2005.  His Mom and Dad found him as a dirty, sick, very hungry kitten on a street near their home and adopted him.  He is now a happy and healthy boy.  Mattingly is very shy.  He says that only about 10 people have ever petted him in his life.  When company comes, he hides under the bed and won't come out for anything.  Sometimes he stays under the bed for a couple of hours after the guests have left, just to make sure the coast is clear.  Before Harlie came, he used to lick his Mom's face quite a bit, but now he rarely licks her face at all.  Mattingly loves to play with his toys and if he can't find any he wants to play with, he will knock stuff off the tables and play with that.  He gets active and lonesome every evening about 11:00 or 11:30 and will meow loudly until Harlie comes to play with him.

                                      Mattingly is as shy as can be.
                                      He says, "Nobody strange is going to pet me!"
                                            When he hears the bell,
                                            He runs pell-mell
                                       Under the bed 'til the house is guest-free.

20 comments:

Boy said...

Weawwy gwad to hear that your sister-in-waw is better! Mattingwy is a vewy pwetty kitty!

Maggy & Zoey said...

Your pictures of sweet kitties, their personal stories and the wonderful limericks you compose for them are just extraordinary.
Always so much fun. We are all blessed by having you do this...
hopefully the blessings will return to you a-hundred-fold for good health in your family. Prayers have been sent your way.

Mickey said...

YAY!!!! Happy news!! Mattingly is a pretty cat and a lucky one at that!

The Devil Dog said...

What a great story about Mattingly. The limerick is very cute. As for your sister in law, what great news. And what a relief. I hope she is able to come home Tuesday. Tell your mom to get some rest. I'll send Lucky over after lunch for some cuddles.

Roxy

michico*Adan said...

Wowww, that is a long way to let Mattingly settle down. I am so happy that Mattingly is better now~!!!!

What a wonderful news and great Limericks you made for~!!!! After changing so many mommy and daddy, no wonderful Mattingly is so shy~!!! It can't help, hoping Mattingly will be good in near future.

Christine and FAZ said...

I am s glad to hear the news about your s-i-l and nice limerick for Mattingly too. Have a wonderful weekend. FAZ

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Good new about your S-i-L, we'll continue to send purrs and purrayers...

Gemini said...

We're so glad that things are going better for your sister-in-law. It's still a scary thing. We will continue to purr for you and your family!

Parker said...

He's a shy, but handsome boy.Glad you are feeling better!

Chairman Mao said...

Wowie Kazowie, that's GREAT news about yur sister-in-law! We Ballicai are still purrin' fur her, and we are so glad things are lookin' bettur! We Ballicai love you furry much and we are glad you liked our furrypurry Ballicus Blanket.

And hehehe, what a great limmerick about Mattingly! He sounds like a furry sweet kitty and I'm so glad he founded a great fureffur home.

Kittyhugs and purrs from MaoMao!

Marilyn MonREOW said...

Oh, Karen Jo -- I am so happy to hear the news about your sister-in-law! We are continuing to purr for her and for your family and we Ballicai are sending you big kitty hugs!

I love the limerick for Mattingly. He sounds like a sweetheart!

Purrs and snuggles from Marilyn.

caricature said...

Oh I just learned about your sister-in-law's pulmonary embolism - so sorry to hear about that. Glad that she is getting better. Wish you and your family the best of luck and lots of happiness in the days ahead :) Purrs and love for you from the SnowForest clan :)

Mattingly is very cute!

archi ann said...

great news and glad you were blessed.
silly cat - great limerick

Team Tabby said...

We are so relieved that your sister-in-law is getting ready to leave for home. Home is best. We will keep our prayers 'n purrs coming.

Moe & Mindy

PS we always enjoy the latest limerick

Bonnie Underfoot said...

Mattingly is a cool cat. It's good that he plays with Harlie. I don't want to play with Victor, but he chases me anyway. ::sigh::
I'm so glad you are feeling better. Your limericks are cheery, so we owe you some cheering, right? Right.

Willow said...

I understand Mattingly's shyness as I always hide when anyone else comes in my house too. That's a very nice limerick for Mattingly. I also wanted to say how glad I am that your sister-in-law is doing better. China Cat & I will keep purring!

Purrrrs, Willow

Lux said...

I'm so glad to hear your sister-in-law's lungs are better; this is such good news ...

It sounds like Ninna and Mattingly would really get along!

Karen Jo, I've given you an award; it's on my blog!

Tara said...

I just heard the news, how very scary for you! Its so hard when a loved one is ill. I'm so happy you sister in law is doing so better. I can tell you feel better from the great limerick for Mattingly!

Tara

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Donny and Marie and Casey said...

Yay!!!!! Me and Donny are dancing a jig, we're so happy that our purrz are working for your sister in law! Even Casey is smiling in happiness!

We are so glad to see your limericks again!

Happy weekend all 'round!

~Marie