Saturday, October 27, 2012

Lazy Caturday

Got some sun puddle time in earlier today...

Now napping in my favorite spot next to mom watching football.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Cats and Trauma

A while back mom borrowed a post from my friends Ryker'z Boyz about Cats and Trauma.  The post asks if cats can experience trauma the way humans do.  In fact, they do!  In the very excellent book, "Animals Make Us Human," Temple Grandin states that cats can exhibit high levels of OCD-like behavior triggered by anxiety and fear. This stems in part from the fact that cats tend to be very set in their ways, much more so than dogs, and don't always adapt well to new circumstances. They can go from calm to terrified in seconds -- she says it's because cats have very small frontal lobes, the part of the brain which functions as the "brakes" for emotions.

Thanks to Ryker'z Boyz for sharing this information! To read the entire post with comments please click here to visit Ryker'z Boyz.

Last night was a reminder that cats do experience trauma and need time to heal too.  About 1:30am mom and I woke to sirens in our apartment complex.  It was a fire truck, ems and police.  They all stopped at a building a few buildings down from us.  We had a perfect view because of our old building no longer standing.  It was quite an eery sight seeing the fire truck, ambulance and police cars all in front of what used to be our building.  I didn't like hearing the sirens.  I kept meowing and running back and forth between the living room window and bedroom window.  It would be an hour or so before I calmed down and finally joined mom back in bed.  Mom didn't mind the meowing.  I think she was worried about me more than annoyed by the meowing.  :(

I am resting comfortably tonight.  Today marks 8 months since the fire.   I am doing well but would really prefer to not hear any more sirens, k?


Sunday, October 21, 2012

Monday, October 15, 2012

Addictive Blog? Me, Really???

Did you hear? Maxwell, Faraday and Allie gave me the Addictive Blog Award! Really??? Blushing...I'm honored!

I'm to share a little about why I blog, and how I got started...and then nominate 10 other bloggers for this award.

If you know my story then you know I got started blogging after a fire on Feb 23, 2012 took my home and big brofur Cosmo. Maxwell, Faraday and Allie were blogging about my progress.  Mom thought it would be good to start a blog for me.  Someone called me "Legend" because I escaped the fire so mom got me signed on to twitter (CJLegendKitty) and started this blog to keep all my friends...old and new...updated on my progress.

Social media has been a huge help to mom. It showed us how much people care which was a huge help in recovering from such a tragic event! Thank you to everyone who followed my story and prayed for my recovery!!!

To see how much I have recovered here's a pic from just a few days after the fire...

And now...

As you can see, I am doing well!!!  Mom still blogs about me occasionally when she has time.  I'll keep on her about that. 

Now I need to pass on the Addictive Blog award to some recipients:

Sebastian the Sensitive Soul (Have you met Harvey yet?)
Bunny's Blog
Katie Isabella
Sparkle the Designer Cat
Curlz and Swirlz...
Tails and Wails
Laila and Minchie
The Furries of Whisppy

Happy Monday everyone!