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Jerry has been wearing this plastic cone around his neck for two weeks so he won’t scratch his eye. The round the clock care he has needed couldn’t have been done had I not had Grandpa, and my three best friends to help. I’ve taken care of his medical needs on Saturdays and Sundays, and on the week days, they have all pitched in to help on their lunch hours.

After six appointments to the vet, my vet felt it was necessary for him to have eye surgery, so I had Jerry at the vet’s office by 8:00 PM Friday for the surgery.

I have been going through hell for two weeks, not only because of Jerry’s situation, but because all my indoor cats got seriously sick, too. Thanks to my vet, they are all well now, but the tiny kitten that that guy found and brought to me is still sick. He is so tiny and helpless and since I’ve had her for about a week now, I’ve grown to love her very much. I’ve been shoving the antibiotic into her mouth, and since she won’t eat, I’ve forcing kitten formula also. Today I came to the realization that she just may not make it.

I just don’t understand how they came to have ear mites, eye infection and the stomach problems they had, while none of my outdoor cats have.

My vet has been more than fair in the monetary charges, and I believe it’s because I’ve taken so many of my pets to her, including Peanut for all his shots, micro-chipping, and PeeWee for spaying and micro-chipping.

I'm not an angel at all, since I have quite a few giant size skeletons in my closet, it's just that I happen to be as big an animal lover as you can get.

Since I’m broke, and don’t believe in gift exchanges for the holidays, I’ll cook a turkey along with the fixin’s for my out of town brothers and close friends. The gate will be kept locked for those uninvited obnoxious out of town family member leeches who have always taken such advantage of my good nature!






This is just one of the pages of the daily and countless medications Jerry has had to have.

Picture album of my 11 dogs & 17 or 20 something cats - PAGE ONE
Picture album of my 11 dogs & 17 or 20 something cats - PAGE TWO
Picture album of my 11 dogs & 17 or 20 something cats - PAGE THREE
Picture album of my 17 or 20 something cats - PAGE FOUR
Jerry: Heartbreaking Situation
Jerry Update: Heartbreaking Situation PART TWO
Jerry Update: Heartbreaking Situation PART THREE
Jerry Update - 20 something Cats: PART FOUR
Jerry Update: PART FIVE

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fourcorners
Nov. 22nd, 2010 10:03 pm (UTC)
You are an angel, despite how large the boneyard is in your closet
playgirl
Nov. 23rd, 2010 06:42 am (UTC)
I have so many of them that there's no room for my clothes. heee
poetpaladin
Nov. 23rd, 2010 01:32 am (UTC)
Wow, that's just so much work!!!
playgirl
Nov. 23rd, 2010 06:21 am (UTC)
I think I'll start calling myself Nurse Playgirl! :o)
watch_and_see
Nov. 23rd, 2010 02:36 am (UTC)
It's a good thing there's no such thing as a perfect mortal because it would be excruciatingly painful for this flawed soul to be in her/his midst.

I am glad you have skeletons in your closet; it's just another thing that we have in common.

I love animals but have never demonstrated such huge devotion. You are very loving and kind.

=)
playgirl
Nov. 23rd, 2010 06:38 am (UTC)
Skeletons in closets are quite wise, because each one teaches us a new lesson in life. Yes, we do have yet another thing in common. :o)

It's good to love animals, but not so good to love them to the extent I do, because the pain I feel for those animals in this world that suffer, is sometimes more than my heart can handle.
watch_and_see
Nov. 23rd, 2010 01:33 pm (UTC)
" ... but not so good to love them to the extent I do, because the pain I feel for those animals in this world that suffer, is sometimes more than my heart can handle."

I refer to that as cripplingly empathetic. I have been there, but with people more often than animals. As long as you listen to your gut when it tells you that you need to change your behavior, you'll be alright. I can cope with feeling others' pain, now that I learned how to differentiate it from my own. I can make sound choices now. I spent most of my life oblivious to what was healthy for me, because I was so focused on other people's wants.
dlanor
Nov. 23rd, 2010 02:55 am (UTC)
Dang, you are getting the worst of it, aren't you?

Hang in there sweetie.
playgirl
Nov. 23rd, 2010 06:26 am (UTC)
Murphy's Law dropped in on me with a double whammy. Hopefully it will all be over soon.
ayoub
Nov. 23rd, 2010 07:49 am (UTC)
:(

Poor Jerry...

*hugs tight*
playgirl
Nov. 23rd, 2010 08:10 am (UTC)
I know. So sad.
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playgirl
Dec. 1st, 2010 06:29 am (UTC)
And in my eyes you'll always be special!
girlspell
Jun. 8th, 2012 10:58 am (UTC)
Omg! These pictures are incredible! Oh my....I cried a little when I read about the situations you found them.

Oh what a treasure you for what you do!
i_love_tazzus
Jun. 18th, 2012 04:36 am (UTC)
What you're doing is a godsend to these precious souls.
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