Sunday, March 8, 2009


video

Sorry it's been so long since our last update. With all that momma bean has going on, sometimes time just gets away from her. To make it up to everyone, we thought we'd start by showing a video recorded just moments ago of Moki. (As most of you know, it's been awhile since we last posted a video of Moki.)

As you can see from the video Moki is doing much, much better. His URI is mostly gone with only a lingering cough left. His appetite is now completely back, and Moki just can't seem to get enough food. He is now eating about two and 1/2 small cans of wet food a day. At this time, he is remaining on the Tamiflu and sub-q-fluids, both of which are working extremely well. His body temperature is remaining within normal ranges as well. While Moki still has difficultly walking, he doesn't let that stop him from getting around. For the most part at the moment, he is a happy, playful, little purr bug...

A while back, we mentioned that a friend of ours sent Moki, a Platinum Drinkwell Fountain, which we all hoped would improve his water intake. We have been meaning for weeks to reveal the name of the friend, and show some pictures of the fountain...so finally we got a picture taken...

As for the name of our mysterious friend, it is Daisy! We ask that everyone please join us now in expressing our thanks to Daisy! Thank you so very much Daisy for sending us this lovely fountain! There are a few kinks which we need to work out between Moki and the fountain, such as, the fountain sits very low to the ground, and with Moki's orthopedic problems, it is difficult for Moki to bend far enough over to drink out of the fountain. When Moki does attempt to drink out of the fountain, his lack of balance often causes him to stick his head in the fountains water stream, thereby getting it all wet. I think if we play around with somehow elevating the fountain, we can eliminate both sets of problems, but it will take a little tinkering with. In the meantime, to make things easier on Moki, we still have his normal elevated water bowl set out, (you can locate it in the far left of the picture...) while we run the Platinum Drinkwell Fountain next to it. We decided to keep both set up, to help get Moki use to the sound of the Drinkwell, and because Mini Munch, Little Kitty and particularly Orange Boy took a liking to the Drinkwell fountain right off the bat. To be honest I think Orange Boy may believes the fountain is the greatest invention since catnip...lol!

On a final note, yesterday afternoon on her way to a pastry shop in San Jose, momma bean took a short cut through a hotel lobby. While walking through the hotel's lobby, she noticed some people setting things up for a benefit. The name of the benefit caught momma beans eye, so she just had to go in and talk to the people setting things up a little further. It turns out that the benefit, B.A.N.D. Together was being held to help fund money for research into neurological diseases which afflict animals. How coincidental is that? Momma beans personal belief is that she was meant to be in exactly that place at exactly that time. In any event, she got the names and contact information of some of the people involved in holding the event, and will be following up with them over the next several days. Perhaps someone in the group can help Moki, or Moki can help someone in the group...She'll update everyone once she learns more.

Well thats all for now...We hope everyone is doing well, and will be around to visit you all in about two weeks, when spring break begins!

35 comments:

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Ya know, Moki, it looks to mom like yoo is walking a little bit better. Maybe dat is just wishful thinking on her part. Yup, yoor mom was meant to be in dat exact place at dat exact time so she could make contact wif dem other beans. We is glad yoo is feeling better Moki ((((hugs))))

Niko and Cloud said...

That is a totally cool coincidence-we are so happy for you and Momma Bean that she found that place!

Laila and Minchie said...

MOKI!!! Our hearts are melting watching you walking in the video. Our Mom also thought you were walking better. And that was really a coincidence you Mom found that organization. We are keeping our paws crossed.

Much love, hugs and purrs to you, Moki!

Laila, Minchie and Peggy

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Glad to know things are going well there. That was really nice of Daisy to send Moki the fountain so he'll drink more water.

Hope you get some good contacts from the benefit.

Daisy said...

We were just so happy to be able to help a little bit!

mog said...

That was more than a little bit. That was very generous of Daisy. Thank you.

Glad you are doing better Moki. Your walking a little better too if my memory serves me correctly.

purrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrs

Miz Mog and Meowza

Camie's Kitties said...

We are glad to hear that you are doing better Moki. That was very nice of Daisy and Harley to send you the fountain. We think a little box under the fountain would probably get it to the right height.

Still sending purrs your way.

Tavi, Cody, Camie and Miss Jade

Forever Foster said...

Crystal, we think you were definately meant to find the event. We hope it is a beneficial resource.

Moki, you're looking so much better, little fella!:)

Ferox said...

Long time no see. Moki certainly does look like he is brighter than he has been. I wish he was in our clinic down here :)

Honey P. Sunshine said...

moki, yer movin real gud

-d ma said...

that's one heck of a coincidence. glad to hear moki is doing better.

Little Big Man said...

Moki,you look so good little boy! We has missed you. Daisy is a wonderful kitty to send such a nice gifty. And for your momma to find that group is truly serendipity.

The Creek Cats said...

Moki, we are so happy to hear you are doing so well! Big thanks to Daisy for sending you that pawsome fountain!!

What a wonderful coincidence that your mom happened to stumble upon that benefit! We hope something great comes out of it!

Junior and Orion said...

That was very nice of Daisy to send that fountain to you. Try putting some old "yellow page" phone books under it. That will help elevate it.

Junior and Orion said...

Meowm is sending you tons of hugs Moki!

Furkidsmom said...

We're so happy to see you in that video. We think you look like you're walking a bit better too. Tell your Mom there are NO coincidences - she was lead to that spot!

Isn't Daisy the sweetest? That was so nice of her to send that fountain.

Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

Black Cat said...

Oh, Daisy is so kind, that drinking fountain looks the bee's knees! Like some others have said, a box or old phone books, maybe covered with some plastic sheeting or bin bags, should get it to the right height for Moki. Finding that benefit being set up is amazing. It was obviously meant to be and I hope it will result in help for Moki. :) xxx

castle diva said...

Moki, we're glad to hear you're doing so well. You're a special kitty!

Ms. P and Cinza

WhimPurr's Whim and the Whiskers said...

It's nice to see our Moki up and about! What a wonderful gift from sweet Daisy! Water fountains are the greatest! *purrs*

Sweet Praline said...

Wow, Moki! You do look like you are feeling a little better. My mom always believes that things happen for a reason, and your mom was meant to walk through that hotel.

momsbusy said...

what a great video of moki! we got so excited to see him walking so well.

daisy is so sweet to donate the drinking fountain to moki. those fountains are the best. it shouldn't be too hard to come up with a way to raise the fountain and keep it sturdy too.

can't wait to hear what becomes of that "chance" run in w/ the BAND together group in the hotel lobby.

Derby said...

Hey Moki good to hear from you. Glad things are going better. Mum suggests finding a few bricks to sit the drinkwell on. A phone book would work, but it would be messy when it gets wet.

Daisy is the best!

Charlemagne and Tamar said...

Moki, it looks like you are doing so much better! We're so happy to see you up and around and it's great to know that you are feeling better.

Guess that big snuggle pile worked, huh?

Charlemagne and Tamar

Hansel said...

oh moki we are glad to hear you are doing so well! we hope to continue to hear good things from you!

Cliff and Olivia said...

We're so glad you're getting better!

The Meowers from Missouri said...

it's done My Mama's heart good to see little moki joe doin' so well. she has not been helpin' us blog furry much lately acause she's been furry sad. there was bad things happen to her fambly, an' lotsa kitties who were furry sick or goin' to the bridge. but i fink she might help us some more now that she is smilin' as she reads to us about moki!

she sure thinks you is really, really special to help him so much, an' that makes her happy. thank you!

xing lu

jimbo said...

You're in our prayers everyday, Moki, don't you worry :) I'm so happy to see you getting healthier. Daisy is a kind soul, God bless you and Daisy too:D

lots of love,
JiMbO n Mommie Finn

PinkynAsh said...

We sure hope someone in the group can help Moki. Mamma and Daddy think things happen for a reason too.Purrs and prayers to Mokie,and his family.

Karen Jo said...

Daisy was really great to send you the fountain. I hope you can find a way to raise it a bit for Moki. I think that bricks are the best suggestion I have read so far. You are walking so much better, Moki. I am so happy that you are feeling better, too. The meeting in the hotel was just meant to be. I hope and pray that good things will come of it.

Christopher said...

I really like your blog. Since I am blind, I have my secretary read it to me.
I'm purrring Moki continues to be a happy kitty and his health improves each day.

Meows.

possumlady said...

Coming late to the party but am so glad Moki is doing so well. Isn't it amazing that when our cats feel good, we feel good!

Artsy Catsy said...

Hi Moki! Just checking in on you and Mom Crystal to see how you're both doing. Wonderfully, we all hope!

Purrs,
Rocky & staff

Karen Jo said...

I hope you are all doing well. I have given you an award.

Shadow / Molly said...

Moki dood yoo fought well and keep fighting hard as only yoo know how! It's fantastic dat yoo is doin better now.

felinesopher said...

dear Moki & mom,
long time no see...missed you both so much, hope all is well at your end, you're always in our prayers & thoughts...sending you love & healing vibes:)

We're also happy to see Moki's progress from this latest post, take care buddy!


Love & Blessings,
Meaouwy Troops

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