Sunday, October 11, 2015

Good News, Bad News #SundaySelfies


Meows from Mudpie!

I have kind of a newsy edition of Sunday Selfies this week. First, the good news. You may remember that last week I was hiding my head because it looked like our favorite NASCAR driver, Kevin Harvick, was unlikely to advance in the Chase for the Championship. He had 2 really bad weeks and was in a "must win" situation. Well, guess what...he WON last Sunday and is once again considered a favorite to win the Championship! We'll find out in seven weeks :)

That ended up being the highlight of our week because early Tuesday morning my grandpa had another small stroke. This is the third time in three years, and just like back in December the doctors can't figure out why it's happening because all of his test results come back normal. He's on two new medicines that we're hoping will help. ***Paws crossed***

Last, but certainly not least, you may remember an adoptable cat named Elvira that we featured a couple months ago. She was even the star of her own music video! We were heartbroken to hear that Elvira passed away from liver failure last week. It's so sad that she never found her forever home, but the wonderful people at Franklin County Animal Rescue loved her, and home is where you are loved.


27 comments:

meowmeowmans said...

That is exciting news about Kevin Harvick. That was a great win, and we hope he wins the Championship!

We are purring and praying for your Grandpa. How scary and frustrating that they haven't been able to figure out the cause of those strokes. Hugs to you and your family.

We're very sorry to hear about Elvira having to leave for the Bridge. But we are glad she was so well love and cared for at Franklin County Animal Rescue. Fly free, sweet Elvira.

Lone Star Cats said...

Sendin your grandpa purrs.

A long long time ago, my peeps had a kitty named Elvira - she wuz a gray and white girl like Angelique! And so pretty. Unfortunately, she got hit by a car while snoozin in our own driveway (not us, some idiot who pulled up in our driveway). And she wuz just a baby too when it happened.

GLOGIRLY said...

We're sending you and your grandpa lots and lots of purrs and prayers.

And we're so very sorry about sweet Elvira. As heartbreaking as it is that she didn't have a forever home, we're comforted in knowing she was loved fans cared for at Franklin County Animal Rescue. Bless those loving rescue volunteers.

Marie Symeou said...

So sad about Elvira. Glad to know that she at least received some love at Franklin.

Healing purrs to your grandpa

Purrs xx
Athena and Marie

The Swiss Cats said...

We're sending your grandpa tons of purrs. Hugs to your mom. Purrs

The Island Cats said...

Well, having your mom's favorite race car driver win helps soften the bad news. We're purring for your grandpa and hope he will be okay. And we're sad about Elvira. Even though she didn't have her own home, at least she was somewhere where she was well taken care of and loved.

Anonymous said...

Your selfie is very pretty, Mudpie. Hoping Grandpa's new meds help. Sorry Elvira never found a forever home but she was "home" with those who cared for and loved her.

Deb Barnes said...

Blessings to sweet Elvira... We are grateful the folks at Franklin County Animal Rescue took such good care of her. Purrs from Deb and the Zee/Zoey kitties

Caren Gittleman said...

We are sending many, many purrs and prayers for your Grandpa!
xoxo
catchatwithcarenandcody

Cathy Keisha said...

That is so sad about Elvira. We featured a cat who later died while still in the shelter. It’s so sad. How’s your Dad doing now. They say that once you have a stroke, it weakens the blood vessels so there’s a good chance of it recurring.

Kitties Blue said...

We are so sad to hear about Elvira's passing without finding a forever home. We are sure she is frolicking and playing now. We are even sadder to hear about your grandpa's stroke. We'll be purring and Mom will be praying that his new medications help him and that this doesn't happen again. Happy your driver won. We wish him luck going forward. Mudpie, this is a most adorable and sweet selfie.You have the cutest nose and beautiful eyes. We are always happy to have you as part of our hop. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

ANGEL ABBYGRACE said...

We are so sorry to hear about Elvira's sudden passage to the Bridge, but you're right she was loved so she had a home with many Moms! Purrs and prayers for your Grandpa.
Happy Sunday #selfie
Annabelle,Boo,Ping & Mr Jinx

Anonymous said...

Deer Mudpie yur selfie iss luvley!
Wee were goin to watch thee NASCAR last nite butt it got rained out...PICKERELL!!!! So wee were goin to watch it tday butt it iss NOT on any channel wee get so-o dubble PICKERELL!!!!
Wee purrayin fur' Happy' Harvick to win Champ-eeonship! hee iss such a nice Hu'man!
An wee iss turriblee sorry about Elvira goin to Pure Land. Wee will say a 'Goodbye Purrayer' fur her....
***nose kissesss*** Siddhartha Henry an (((HUGS))) LadyMum

Ashley Montgomery said...

Congrats to Kevin Harvick! He's definitely had his ups and downs this year. Sorry to hear about your grandpa. Sending prayers and positive thoughts his way. Sorry to hear about Elvira as well. Glad to know that she was very loved though.

Hilary said...

Oh poor Elvira - so sad...

Flynn said...

I am sending purrs for your Grandpa. That is very sad about Elvira.

Austin Towers said...

That is so very sad about Elvira! Run free baby!! We are sending purrs for your Grandpa, Mudpie xoxoxo

Anonymous said...

Oh We is so sowry 'bout yous gwampaw, and Elvira. Weez sendin' lots of purrayers.

Luv ya'

Dezi and Lexi

Photo Cache said...

Hi nice to meet you. We are new here. So sorry to hear about Elvira. So sad that many kitties never get a chance to find a furever home.

Emma and Buster

Lola The Rescued Cat said...

We are sending lots of love and purrs to your grandpa. We are very sorry to hear about Elvira. You are right though, home is where you are loved and she was definitely loved.

LP said...

We agree Mudpie, home is where you are loved and Elvira was loved, which is good! We hope your Grandpa feels better and that the medicine helps him :)

the critters in the cottage xo

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

I am praying for your Grampa. That is heart breaking about Elvira.

Anonymous said...

We're so sorry to hear about your Grandpaw. Hope he recovers soon. Extra healing pawkisses are on the way.
Poor Elvira, but grateful that she had people who loved her around her. Soft Pawkisses :) <3

Dolly theDoxie said...

Paw prayers for your grandpa Mudpie. And sorry to hear about Elvira too. Love Dolly

Jean Dion said...

I'm happy you have some good news to temper the bad this week. Like you, I'm happy that Elvira had some love at the end of her life, although I also wish she had a home to call her own. And I'm crossing paws that medicine will help your grandpa!

Jean from Welcome to the Menagerie

Tails from the Foster Kittens said...

it is so hard when they leave never having found their forever home.. That happened to me with Chandler..

Nancy said...

Prayers to your grandpa, Mudpie. And our prayers to beautiful Elvira. I loved her video. She is another precious angel, and I'm sure she has found peace in the forever summer lands.