Thursday, July 24, 2008

Thursday Thirteen: Enjoying our Cat Tree

We have a wonderful cat tree in our spare room / cat room. The morning sun shines in through the windows, and it is a great place to spend a sunny morning.

13 Photos of Us Enjoying Our Cat Tree














We would like to thank all our friends for their purrs for our mom. She is feeling much better now. For those who asked, she has had two surgeries for endometriosis, and has good pain relief for several years after surgery, but then the endometriosis lesions grow back, and the pain returns. Sadly, there is no cure. Even hysterectomy is not a cure, as many women will sadly have endometriosis return, even after a hysterectomy. Some of the drugs used to treat endometriosis, like Lupron, have nasty side effects, such as bone loss. It can be a very painful disease, and we hope that some day they find a cure.

36 comments

Eric and Flynn said...

Those are all lovely photos, we particularly like the second one. It is nice to have your cat tree in a sunspot.
We are sorry your mum is getting so much pain and hope that she can get some relief from it.

Isis said...

Oh your poor Mom... Having ouchy ladybits is no good at all! :( My too has problems that can't be corrected by surgery or the like - you can't fix damaged nerves and they cause pain when they feel like it too. Plus the meds she's on sometimes cause other isses too... When she's feeling icky we just take her to bed and cuddle her like mad - it always makes her feel better! :)

As for your cat tree, I've got my orders in for one for the run since Mummy told me about one she saw at a friends cattery yesterday! Time for Dad to get his tool box out! ;)

Purrs,
Isis

The Whiskers & Purrs Gang said...

Oh, we LOVE your cat tree! And, them pictures of you are wonnerful!

We is sorry your mommy ain't been feelin' so good. We will keep sayin' lotsa prayers for her.

Very truly yours,
The Whiskers and Purrs Gang

Gandalf and Grayson said...

Wow, you guys sure a photogenic! We sure hope they find a cure, too.

Rascal said...

What a great Cat tree! I'm impressed that you two share so well.

Spooky said...

Very nice photos!

How sad for your mom. I hope that a cure can be found someday.

Parker said...

Purrs to your Mommy!

Alasandra said...

We are so sorry your Mom suffers from endometriosis, we will be purring that the pain goes away soon.

Both of you looked very happy and relaxed on your cat tree. ~Socks, Scylla & Charybdis

PS: We think a cat in the lap to pet is a good remedy. But then again that is our answer to all the beans problems.

The Meezers said...

beautiful pikshurs!!!

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

All the pictures of you two are wonderful. You are best buddies, we can tell.

Many healing purrs to your Mommy. We didn't know that she was not feeling well.

Babs (Beetle) said...

MB has known a few women with this problem - One who spends her whole life in bed! It is not good to have!

I want a cat tree, but MB says we don't have the room. I think that's unfair.

Ana said...

Those are lovely pictures! Your cat tree is really very cool!

Mickey said...

Your cat tree is just the perfect size to enjoy alone or with each other!!
I hope they can find a cure for your Mom too,or at least a safe pain control!! Hugs for your Mom :)
(((((((((((((HUGS)))))))))))))

Purrs Mickey

Sen and Tom said...

Fabulous photos, as always.

We're sure that you are one of the main sources of comfort when your Mom is not feeling great. Purrs away!

Tazo said...

Pictures 2 & 3 made us giggle. DH, you're super patient with your brother. And it looks like you make a good foot rest. Merlin, it looks like you might be getting ready to whap DH in #7.

We hope your mom feels better. We know that you're taking good care of her while your dad's away.

Lux said...

I hope they find a cure for that horrible thing, too!

Cute pictures of you on your cat tree!

PB 'n J said...

What a perfect spot for napping - the sunshine looks wonderful!

We're glad that your Mom is feeling better, our Auntie had a hysterectomy to take care of her endometriosis, so we know it can be really bad.

Daisy said...

That is a perfect spot for your tree because it is sunny and has a great view! And it looks comfy, too.

Cheysuli and gemini said...

When you get back to Canada (and the language barrier isn't there) try acupuncture. It really CAN help with the pain.

Kaze, Latte, & Chase said...

I like how your tree is the perfect window height! Our guest bed is window height so we like to hang there a lot.

Kaze

Queen Snickers and Empress said...

Great pictures of you two! We both can't fit on our cat tree top, not that we'd want too :p We are with you hoping to find a cure for Endo!! Though momma is good now she lives with the fear it will return and another surgery will be inevitable. Momma is trying biomolecular therapy this time to see how it will work for her. Anything is better then nasty Lupron. She has felt very good with it! ~Queen Snickers

The Crew said...

You guys are so photogenic. You always look great, alone or together!

Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

what a great cat tree and what a perfect spot. we're very sorry your mommy is hurty. please give her some purrs and headbutts for us.

i'm sure your sweet faces always make her feel better!

puuuuuuurrrrrrrrrrrssssssss

Cat Street Boyz said...

So many cool cat trees around, a day should be picked for all of us to show off our trees! You look nice together and we like the color blue that's on your tree!=^Y^=Tinker & the Boyz

Java's Coffee House said...

That is a cool tree! I wants one! You guys look vera comfy. I hopes your moms gets better, I knows it's frustrating when you can't get rid of some stupid illness. Just give her lots of loves, maybe she can concoct her own cure.....likes by using stinky goodness blended wif ham and bugs.
Java

Junior said...

I love those photos! Cat trees in the sun are the best!

Meowm has the same issues your Mom does, but apparently not as bad. When Meowm had her lady gradenectomy, the doc cleaned up the endo-stuff but told her it was a 60% chance it would come back.

We are sending more purrs for your Mom.

Purrageous Pirates said...

Those are wonderful pictures of you guys - we really like your tree. We hope your Mommy gets better soon as we hate to think of her in pain!

mark said...

My best wishes I hope you feel better! It makes me sad to knwo you are in pain =(

The Devil Dog said...

Those are lovely photos of the two of you on your cat tree. You two really are very handsome. And very lucky to have such a lovely sunspot. We have not seen the sun in many days. We are sorry that your mom's endometrios keeps coming back. We hope they find a cure for it too.

Roxy & Lucky

Sweet Praline said...

Can I come over and share the tree with you? My floof will keep you warm.

Mom says she can sympathize (?) with your mom's pain. My mom has had 8 surgeries in the past 1 1/2 years. We hope your mom is feeling better soon.

Sorry we haven't visited the past couple of days. Mom's laptop crashed and she is still feeling a little yechy!

The Island Cats said...

You two look so good together on your cat tree!

Wally, Ernie & Zoey

DK & The Fluffies said...

You guys take snuggling to a whole new level!

Karen Jo said...

I can see that the two of you really enjoy your cat tree in the sunspot. I am glad that your Mom is feeling better. I also really hope that a cure can be found for this awful disease.

Puss-in-Boots said...

We love your cat tree, but either it's a small tree or you're very big boys. We think you're probably big boys...prrrroww!

Anyway, it sure looks lovely in that sunny spot. Our tree is by the big window so we can see what's happening outside, too.

Purrs

Mitzi and Bella

Puss-in-Boots said...

PS. It's us again...we're glad your mom is feeling better. It doesn't sound very nice at all and we hope they find a cure soon, too.

Sunny's Mommy said...

I'm glad your Mom is feeling better. I hope all of you have a great weekend!