Monday, January 21, 2008

RN Shasta Cares for Ryder

Ryder (black and white cat) was recently diagnosed with liver disease. When he was quite critical recently, I made him a "temporary" bed from a plastic storage box and a blanket. At that point, he was too weak to jump into his favorite chair or on a bed.

Shasta (white cat) makes a point of checking on his condition frequently, as you can see from this photo. In fact, it was her behavior regarding Ryder that convinced us that something was seriously wrong with Ryder.

Their roles have been reversed. Ryder was always nurse to the "beans"; now Shasta is nurse to Ryder.


Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Oh Ryder, we'z so sorry to hear yoo aren't feeling well. We'z sending purrs fur yoo and fur yoor fambly too. Let's hope God doesn't need any angels fur a long, long time.

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Oh, and welcome back, we missed yoo!

Smeagol & Strider (Mystery & Gizmo too!) said...

We're sendin' purrs for you and your family too and hopes that you're feelin' better.

Tara said...

How sweet that Shasta is checking up on you Ryder. We are sending you and your family lot of purrs.

Tara and Kavan

jane said...

Shasta looks like she is a very good nurse and is taking great care looking after Ryder. Ryder, I hope you feel better soon, you are a very handsome fella!

Mickey said...

Hi,I'm Mickey.I heard from Zippy that Ryder was not well.I do hope he will improve and be happy . I will send lots of Purrs to help him out.
Purrs Mickey

The Meezers said...

oh Ryder, we are so sorry to hear you're sick. we are sending out lots of purrrsss to you. Shasta looks like a good nurse.

We don't think we've met before - we are Sammy and Miles Meezer and we live just outside Rochester! Mommy has been to Hornell many times.

Sammy and Miles

DEBRA said...

We are furry sorry to learn you are not feeling well. I think Shasta is takin furry good care of you, isn't it nice having a good furfriend to do that? We will keep you in our purrs


Samantha & Tigger said...

Hi Ryder, we are so sorry you are not feeling well and very glad Shasta is taking care of you! We will purr for you and send healing vibes out to you.
Your FL furiends,

The Cat Realm said...

Ryder - we are so sorry to hear you are sick! Now that the beans know what it is we hope you can get medicine that will keep you healthy and feel good for a long time!!!!?
It is so sweet of Shasta to be a nurse for you! We are sending healing purrs!

Captain Jack and Sir Dante said...

Hi Ryder - we saw on the cat blogosphere that you are not feeling well and we wanted to stop by and let you know that we are purring for you and hope you feel good for a long time! We think it is lovely that your sister kitty Shasta nurses you and makes sure you are ok. Mommy thinks its one of the sweetest things she has seen in a long time!

Radcliff, Allie, Luna & Ozzie said...

Hi, Sir Ryder. We just read you are feeling poorly.

Sending healing purrrss for you, and a big {{hugg}} for you and the rest of the family.


Derby said...

HI Ryder hope you are doing OK. Liver disease doesn't sound like much fun.