How We Got Chicken

It was spring of 1998 and Steve’s mom was moving and asked us if we could watch her cat for her during the move. We agreed. She brought over a young, orange tabby named Kitty. Steve had a small studio apartment so there weren’t a lot of places for her to hide so she immediately went under the futon (we were young) and stayed there. For two weeks. That’s how she got her name. 🙂 Needless to say, Steve’s mom never took Chicken back!

Here she is way back in 1998!

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Fundraising for Jena and Kitty Kat

I am passing on this information about Jena and Kitty Kat from Dr. Bob. If you can help, that would be great!

I, Dr Bob Rogers, am an expert witness in a law suit involving a vaccine associated sarcoma, VAS.
Jena G. of Corpus Christi is suing her Vet.
Her Vet gave her cat, Kitty Kat, two unnecessary vaccines, an adjuvanted PLPRhCv vaccination at a two year interval and an adjuvanted FeLV vaccine to an adult cat. Kitty Kat developed cancer, a vaccine associated sarcoma at the site of the vaccination. Jena spent $8,000 to try to treat Kitty Kat with surgery and radiation. Kitty Kat died.
Jena is trying to recover medical costs plus sentimental value. She is alleging the adjuvanted vaccine caused the VAS, that the vaccines were unnecessary and she would not have consented to their administration if given informed consent.
She is suing for professional negligence, malpractice as well as negligent misrepresentation.
She has good attorney, however the legal fees are estimated at $10,000 and you cannot recover legal fess in such a suit.
Please help us raise money for her legal fees.
I, Dr Bob Rogers am donating $5,000 as well as serving as an expert witness at no charge. I am hoping you can approach your friends and internet network of followers for contributions of perhaps $50 to $100. Anything will be appreciated.
If we win, the impact will be huge. I am hoping our malpractice insurance company will want to cut their losses from potential suits and advise Vets to quit using adjuvanted vaccine, provide informed consent and quit giving unnecessary vaccines. We will also take this judgment to the State Boards to show them Vets are breaking the law. This is hoped to be a wake up call.
Any money collected over the $5,000 goal will be used to obtain a Writ of Mandamus, i.e. to have a Judge explain to the Texas State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners that giving unnecessary vaccines is against the law, negligent misrepresentation. All 50 State Boards will be duly advised.
Donations are tax deductible and can be made to the NPO C.A.R.E.S.
(Critter Advocacy Responsibility Ethics Science)
5703 Louetta Rd. Spring, Texas 77379.
Thanks for helping the cats and the people who love them,
Dr. Bob
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Chicken’s Urn

Chicken’s urn arrived today. It’s very beautiful, but very sad.

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This and That

So, I’ve been trying to think of what to write about since Chicken has passed away, but I just feel defeated. I can’t think of what to write and I need to write more letters to Pfizer demanding reimbursement, but I feel like the wind has been taken out of my sails. I got pretty sad the other day when I realized that I will never have a new picture of Chicken to put on the blog. Whenever I made a post in the past, I usually tried to take a picture of her that day to put on the blog. I can’t ever do that again and it makes me sad.

Four days after Chicken passed away, her “sister”, Riley, was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism as well. Geez. What luck. Riley had the I-131 treatment on Friday, Jan. 12, 2012, just one month after Chicken. Her echocardiogram showed that her heart was clear. She is nine days post-treatment and is still in seclusion. I’m trying to convince Steve to free Riley from quarantine, but he is worried because I am pregnant. Do you like how I just casually mentioned that?

See, I was 8-9 weeks pregnant when Chicken had her I-131 treatment in December so I didn’t even really get to pet her or spend any time with her the week before she passed away. Fortunately, Steve did get to spend a lot of time with her and I know she appreciated that because she was always a daddy’s girl. We are also so sad that Chicken will never get to meet the baby. I know she would have loved being a big kitty sister!

Chicken was featured on the Catster blog the other day! Her blog got more hits that day than any other!

Lastly, a couple of weeks after Chicken passed, The Care Center was kind enough to mail these to us. We are so truly grateful that they did this for us. It means more than they will know.


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2011 in review

We’ve had visitors from six of the seven continents! Not bad!!!!

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Syndey Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 8,200 times in 2011. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 3 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

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Heavy Hearts

It is with a very heavy heart that I tell you that Chicken passed away on Saturday, December 17, 2011 at 5:30 p.m. She developed a blood clot called a straddle thrombus which caused her back legs to not work. We took her to the CARE Center where she developed a second clot which traveled to her brain. Unfortunately, she did not recover and passed away shortly after.

I will continue to write more on the blog in a little while. I have a lot of Chicken stories to share with you, including how she came to us and how she got her name.

Right now our hearts are broken and we are adjusting to life without her.

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Chicken is doing well!

Chicken is living it up at the Kenny Resort and Spa! She has her very own bedroom and an attendant named Steve who brings her food, gives pettings and makes sure she wants for nothing! Chicken has to spend two weeks quarantined because we have a little kitten at home. Even though the risks are low, it’s better to be safe than sorry! She’s settling into her new routine and seems no worse for the wear. Hopefully she will start to put on weight soon.

She wasn’t super excited to eat when she came home…until I busted out the big guns, AKA Trader Joe’s Tuna for Cats! I take the tuna and add a bunch of water to it and then make tuna water ice cubes in covered ice cube trays. I nuke an ice cube in the microwave and add her food to it and she’s in heaven! She gets all the tuna flavor without all the inflammation that fish can cause kitties! 🙂

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