Sunday, June 18, 2017

Happy Father's Day!

Happy Father's Day to our amazing dad! He is the best Sphynx daddy in the world! We love him so much! Happy Father's Day to all the other cat daddies out there too!

Made with About Dad Mega Kit by Clever Monkey Graphics

Saturday, May 27, 2017

We are still here, just very busy!

Hello, everyone! So sorry that I haven't posted in a while. I am still going strong! It's just that it has been very...
Posted by Merlin the Cancer Fighting Sphynx on Saturday, 27 May 2017

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Caturday Art: Chloe

Hello everyone!  We are very sorry that we haven't posted in a long while.  Things are very busy around here.  March is Nutrition Month, and as our mom is a registered dietitian, she is even busier than normal this month!

Today, for Caturday Art with Athena, we have a digital scrapbooking page of our new baby sister.

Kit - Aimee Harrison - Forever Friends (kit + messy edges) 
Template - Tinci Designs - Your Story 8

As you can see, Chloe is adorable.  She and Dragonheart have become best friends.  They were allowed to meet after Dragonheart's congestion finally cleared, and they now get along wonderfully!  Chloe is actually very good for Dragonheart - she has him playing like he hasn't played in months!  So she has been a very positive addition to the clowder, as far as Dragonheart is concerned.

Chloe and Merlin get along just fine, although Merlin just mostly ignores her.  Sadly Merlin is starting to slow down, and isn't interested in playing, even with his favourite toys anymore.  He is still a happy guy, always purring and wanting to be with our dad, but he just doesn't have the energy he used to.  He still seems to be enjoying life, however, and doesn't seem to be in any pain.

Unfortunately, Chloe and Devi do not get along.  Devi has attacked Chloe a couple of times, scratching her before one of our humans could intervene (they are always supervising Chloe-Devi interactions).  Poor Chloe then hisses at her, understandably, and starts growling.  Hopefully they will eventually learn to get along.  Our humans are getting tired of sleeping in separate rooms (our mom with Dragonheart and Chloe in the master bedroom, and our dad with Merlin and Devi in the spare bedroom).  We've tried spraying Feliway, to help Devi stay calm, but she just doesn't seem to like having a kitten in the house at all.  We've done all of the "right" things they say to do for introductions - playing paws under the door to start, rubbing the kitten with a towel and then letting Devi have her scent, introducing them with playtime and treats for each, etc.  They may never be friends, but hopefully they'll be able to co-exist peacefully!

We hope all our friends are doing well.  We miss visiting you and hope we'll have to time to do so again soon!

Saturday, March 04, 2017

13 Months with Cancer!

Hello everyone!  Merlin here!  It has now been 13 months since I was diagnosed with large cell lymphoma of the GI tract and spleen, and giving 1 to 3 months to live.  It has now been 13 months, and while I'm starting to slow down, I'm still doing well!

Of course, we are celebrating with a digital scrapbook page, and joining Athena's Caturday Art Blog Hop.

Made with The Bright Side of Life by Little Feet Digital Designs and Dagi's Temp-tations

It was on February 4th, 2016, that we received the news that I had large cell lymphoma, the more aggressive form of lymphoma.  At the time, we never imagined that I would still be here, 13 months later, enjoying life and meeting my new baby sister.

I'm still doing well.  I'm starting to slow down a bit, whether from the cancer, the steroids, or the weight gain due to the steroids, but the steroids are keeping me alive, so we aren't about to stop them at this point.  I'm back to having some mucus or blood in my stool a couple of times a week, but that's all. It doesn't seem to bug me, although my dad gets a bit annoyed when I wipe my bum on the floor.

Thank you all for your purrs, prayers, positive thoughts, and kindness.  Your support means so much to me.  However much longer I have, I am just treasuring every moment with my family.

Thank you.