Thursday, May 31, 2012

Thankful for KAYLA

Who is this Kayla?

Is she a new kitten?  

She is mommy's detachable fur!  
This is the wig that I got for free from Roswell Park's Community Resource Center.  Whether or not you are a patient at Roswell, any  woman with cancer which has caused at hair loss is eligible for a  free wig.  This matches my normal color and style perfectly!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Home's the MOST Excellent Place!

I'm HOME!!!  It feels so good to be home!  While I was hospitalized the 1st Anniversary of our Sunshine-Kitty's passing was 5/23.  This little video of my barncat brothers Sunny, Moony & Furby is done to the tune of Neil Diamond's- Heartlight... 

Friday, May 4, 2012

You can visit our Grandma on Caring Bridge

Grandkits Boomerang & Lazlow say:
Grandpa Randy has set up a Caring Bridge Site 
for our Grandma Carm:

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Thank You So Much!

Thank you so much to my Secret- Cafe-Press Gift-Giver!
This package came in the mail on Wednesday afternoon.
What a very nice surprise.  Such a sweet generous gesture!
Thank you!  XO CCL Carm

Thankful for our Cat Blogosphere Friends!

I want to thank all of our Cat Blogosphere friends for being
the warmest, softest and cuddliest place to land at this very 
difficult time in our lives!  Back in September I was diagnosed
with Multiple Myeloma.  It was a complete shock to us.
I had always prided myself as being such a healthy person.
Randy and I are retired elementary school teachers and 
we found a perfect volunteer career as docents at our local zoo.
As you know we had 8GR8CATS for the longest time.
We lost our Puffy in 2010 and Sunny in 2011.
Moony and Furby are barn cats from a local farm.
Candy, Tommy and Joy are Maine Coons from Chadwickoon.
Joy gave birth to a litter of 4 back in 2001 and Pride is her son. 
We have four adult sons, three daughter-in-laws, a grand-dog
and three grand-kitties, and three handsome grandsons.  
I had just attended BLOGPAWS -in Virginia just outside of Washington, DC and met so many wonderful friends in PURRson.
We got to see our National Zoo and meet the Magnificent 7
lion cubs who had just turned one year old.
And then this...
I want to thank you for all your love and concern.
Getting online every day and posting kitty pics, seeing all your 
posts and your pictures was a happy normalcy for me!
We visited via email, Facebook, Twitter to smile about the
silly things our furry friends had done and it was good medicine.
It kept my life in balance between the doctor's visits, chemo-
therapy and the roller-coaster ups and downs.
A very big UP was the birth of our granddaughter Kayleigh on 4/5.
I have to take a little hiatus to be an inpatient to have a stem-cell 
transplant.  It's a procedure that has to be done in a sterile environment.  Hopefully, this will rid me of the rest of the cancer and keep it at bay for the longest time possible.  
Multiple Myeloma is not curable, but thanks to medical science
it is a disease that is highly treatable and we have heard of
people who have had transplants who are living 10+ years.  
THANK YOU so much for being the PURRecious friends 
that you are- PURRsons and Kitties and your Dog friends too!
Special thanks to Ann Adamus for her lovely creation above.
Original artwork of me and the kitties by Artist Susan Faye.
I'm hoping it won't be too long before I am back and blogging.
Most transplant patients end up being hospitalized 3-4 weeks.
I will have an internet connection and a laptop.  
I'll answer email- 8GR8CATS @ or
Thanks for all your good wishes!
Love you all so much!
Carm- The Crazy Cat Lady

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Tuesday- Just Emily

A basket full of my favorite calico kitty!
She thinks the kids won't see her if she hides in the basket! : )