Friday, April 5, 2013

Thank You Anonymous Person From Kent, WA!

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I came home Wednesday afternoon to find a mysterious box on our front porch.  Inside, there was a teeny little kitten bed for Wylla and a nice note with get-well wishes.

Well, thoughtful anonymous person from Kent, she loves it!  It's perfectly Wylla-sized.  Thank you so much for this lovely gift!  We appreciate your thoughtfulness.  And did you make it just for her, Anonymous?  If so, your handiwork is quite lovely.   Thank you, thank you, thank you!



Wylla is doing and feeling better these days.  Since we started the upright eating/ hold upright afterwards routine, she's managed to keep her food down, and we've had very few vomiting episodes in recent days.

She's getting really good at pacing her food intake too. She'll stand at her station, have a few bites,  pause and stand for a moment, more bites,  and pause again.  She'll hop down, have a drink, then hop back up and continue.   It takes her awhile to eat a meal, but I think keeping it slow helps with digestion.  And the slower she eats and the more she stands on her own, the less we have to hold her upright afterwards.

We're all starting to figure this out, I think.




62 comments:

  1. Hooray for smart little Wylla! And her anonymous benefactor.

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  2. I think dear Wylla is smiling in that picture! It must be because she loves her new kitty bed so much :)

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  3. That is a very sweet gift and the person who sent it is amazing! I don't know much about your kitten's condition but wanted to ask you if you've had her tested for diabetes. My cat was vomitting for a few weeks and nothing that we did helped. We ran every xray and ultrasound scan the doctor recommended, but no blockage. It finally turned out he had diabetes and now needs insulin shots twice a day but he recovered immediately. Just a thought. It's less common in young cats but still a possibility. I hope she feels better.

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    1. Wylla was tested "up the wazoo" for just about everything. I trust that Laurie and the HS vets know what they are doing. (not trying to be critical...)

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  4. Wylla is such a smart, beautiful girl! Thank you Anonymous - you knew Wylla deserved a special treat for all her hard work at getting well! :)

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  5. What a wonderful surprise for itty bitty Wylla. A cozy new bed and a full tummy - what more could a little girl want. Glad to hear that the meal routine is working well for all concerned. This little girl is the smartest kitten I know.

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  6. What a dear, adorable pint-sized bed for Wylla. What a lovely gesture!

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  7. Squeeee! She looks so adorable and so happy in her little bed! "For me? A bed just for me?" What a lovely cozy spot for her to curl up in whenever she needs a rest. So glad to hear she's getting her meals figured out, too.

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  8. Anonymous people who send beds to kittens are the best!!!

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  9. Awww, too sweet. Definitely looks like it was made JUST for Wylla. So glad she's doing better. :)

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  10. That is so sweet! What a cute little bed :)

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  11. What a nice gesture! Wylla looks so sweet in her little bed! :)

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  12. Well isn't that just the cutest thing ever. And look at how happy little Wylla is! <333

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  13. Oh, how cute------I just noticed the paw print pattern!

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    1. *scrolls upward*

      Oh my goodness, it IS a paw print pattern! Thank you, eagle-eyed commenter!

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  14. WHo says cats can't be trained? Wylla knows what she needs to do to eat and keep her fuds down. And now she has a lovely bed to curl up in! Thanks Kent, WA!

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  15. What large adorable round eyes. So sweet and what lucky little girl :D

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  16. Aww! That was an extremely sweet gesture Anonymous! That bed is perfect for the little Princess Wylla! And I am also glad to hear that little Wylla is learning how to care for herself. She is growing and learning, and that's all good!

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  17. I don't know what it is about Wylla...she is such a special little creature.

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  18. Yay for Anonymous from Kent! Obviously Wylla is very appreciative, and she looks so cute in her little bed.

    Laurie, for folks too far away to drop off gifts on your doorstep, is there a way to donate online and mark the gifts toward Wylla's vet care? I imagine her vet bills have racked up quite a bit, and I'd be happy to help offset that cost.

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    1. I'm not Laurie, but I know that all Wylla's medical care is in the hands of the H.S. vets. So probably a donation to them earmarked towards medical costs would be greatly appreciated.

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    2. I would like to as well...anything to help her.

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    3. You probably could donate to the Humane Society for Tacoma and Pierce County and include a note that is for the IBKC vet costs.

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    4. Thank you for offering. If the expenses start to creep up, I'll set something up.

      You can always donate directly to the HS if you feel so inclined. : )

      https://www.thehumanesociety.org/donate2.php#.UWMT02B24s0

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  19. Such a sweet gift! People are pretty awesome.

    And what a smart girl Wylla is!

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  20. Oh what a cute bed for an adorable lil cute kitty! How nice that someone did that!! =) That's wonderful to hear she's doing so much better & learning how to eat better all by her lil self! =) Yeah for Wylla!!

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  21. Clever kitty. Nice bed, Anonymous!

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  22. I just want to squeeze her! (Gently, of course.) She is such a little cutie.

    And what a nice little gesture. You have a very good online community here. It amazes me.

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  23. Such a smart little girl, participating in her own care! And such a kind, thoughtful gift giver!

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  24. Now I have a new desktop background! (It's always an IBKC pic!) I <3 Wylla, especially since she looks EXACTLY like I imagine my cat Cassie would have looked like as a kitten--same color pattens, floofiness, etc.! (I rescued Cassie as an adult stray). My Cassie is clever and special too! :)

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  25. It's always great when a girl receives a present! Wylla's looking really cozy and comfy. So glad she is feeling and doing better.

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  26. Omg, she is so smart! What a cute, cute bed.

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  27. Such a pretty little bed for such a pretty little lady! Thanks Anonymous from Kent! :)
    Great to hear Wylla's getting better. Such a doll baby.

    Thanks also for sharing Ms. Audrey's story. Hopefully we'll get lotsa updates.

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  28. Squee! What a beautiful little girl in her perfectly sized bed!

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  29. She fits it purrfectly !!!

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  30. OK let's see Butterbean try to sit in this bed. :)

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  31. What a clever kitty Wylla is, to pace her food intake! Soon she will grow so big & strong (& fluffy) that she will overflow her cute new snuggly basket.

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    1. I'll bet she'll try to fit in it even when she's bigger! We all know how cats are with spots that are too small for them (boxes, cupboards).

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  32. I just LOVE Wylla (like everybody! What a doll!) and love this bed too! You mentioned, Laurie, that it might have been handmade -- anybody know where instructions for making such a bed would be, hopefully online somewhere? I'm not sure what you would call it, but it looks a lot like the IBKC's other darling pink bed. I'd love to make one for my kitties....

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    1. The quilt shops in my area have classes in making those baskets. You wrap clothsline with strips of fabric. I've never made one but love the idea of making one for a cat bed. Wylla looks darling and happy! What a sweet surprise gift :)

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    2. Thank you Beth! Now that I know what they are, I find all kinds of tutorials on the web for them. It's a whole craft thing I didn't know about, and some beautiful stuff -- like this one: http://www.craftstylish.com/item/50216/coiled-clothesline-and-fabric-baskets
      -- makes me want to do one right now! You can make them just with clothesline, or with clothesline wrapped in fabric. I'm thinking the clothesline could be dyed instead of wrapped... this is great!

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  33. What an adorable gift, and Wylla looks so pleased. Is there any chance you could post some pix of Wylla and the Bean? I would love to see her getting a Bean bath.

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  34. Yay for special gifts from anonymous Wylla fans! Yay for Wylla figuring out what makes her feel best! Happy weeekend everyone!

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  35. What an adorable gift. I'm so glad Wylla is participating in her own health care! I hope you can post some pix of her and the Bean, hopefully Wylla getting a Bean bath ..?

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  36. (I see that mer already said this, but -)

    How wonderful that Wylla is realizing herself that eating slowly and standing upright helps her feel better! She's a very smart little girl, and she's going to grow up into a gorgeous big cat.

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  37. It would be virtually impossible, nay, impossible to out-cute this cutie.

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  38. What a lovely present, Anonymous!

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  39. Beautiful Wylla looks comfy and happy. :)

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  40. I'm so relieved Wylla is doing better! Phew! And that bed is so cute and soft. It's nice to know there are wonderful people out there who are so generous!

    Keep up the good work, Wylla, Laurie and Anonymous!!

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  41. Lynn, India and ZoubisouApril 5, 2013 at 3:20 PM

    Sweet dreams, tiny Wylla- eat up and outgrow it soon!

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  42. Smart cookie Wylla! Your new bed looks terrific.

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  43. That bed is ADORABLE! Whoever made it is not only thoughtful, but also talented!

    So cute!

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  44. What a beautiful gift! Perfectly size for Wylla too :)

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  45. Wylla is not only adorably cute but smart, too - it sounds like she's figured out that eating slower is a good idea for her. And the little bed is pretty cute, too!

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  46. Oh, my, Wylla just continues to be precious! Thank you to the bed maker! Wylla sure has a lot of online aunties and uncles....Mary A

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  47. What a precious little bed for Wylla! I'm glad she is doing so well with her new eating routine :)

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  48. How wonderful! A sweet bed for a sweet kitty!

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  49. Lovely bed for a lovely Wylla kitty.
    Her eyes are so very expressive and pretty.

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  50. "I just happened to have this kitten-sized dining room set"

    Riiiight. Just happened to have it. :)

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  51. Oops. That post was supposed to go on the one with the "kitten-sized dining room set." Obviously.

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