Jacqui (jacqui) wrote,
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Buki Needs Prayers


This is my beloved Buki. I never post pictures of him because his face is so shocking. We were actually winning the battle, or at least turning the tide on these facial lesions, when this stomach problem cropped up. I know he's really scary looking but I don't care at all, I love him sooo much!

Help? I have another cat prayer/mediation/positive thought request for all of you.

Every time I've done this before it's had amazing results, so I really believe in this; the power of collective positive thought. My oldest cat Buki, who is a super-affectionate, lanky, white, blue-eyed, nearly bald, curly haired Cornish Rex kitty, has been losing weight, having diarrhea and throwing up a lot lately. I'm so worried about him. About an hour ago I got a call from his doctor, who was working late returning phone calls. They did a barium study on him today, and the vet said he'd found some kind of mass in his abdomen. It could be cancer but he thinks it might be a foreign body of some kind, like a big hair ball. It's the size of an egg, whatever it is. So tomorrow they're going to use a scope under anesthesia to go in there and take a look and see if they can get it out. If they can't then they'll open him up. I'm so worried he's too old, thin, and unwell to survive this. So I'm asking for your help. Will you do whatever feels right to you for my friend Buki? I love him so much and just don't want to lose him.

Just to remind you Buki is my scabby faced cat -- the one with the facial pre-cancerous lesions that we've been treating with the gazillion dollar medicine. He was a breeder cat who was passed around from one breeder to another, and was living in this little box attached to a long outdoor run, when I met him for the first time. I had gone to adopt one of his sons when I saw him. I always remembered him and felt so sorry for him, and when the woman who had him had to go away to rehab her father called and asked me to come get him, which I was so happy to do. I just adore this cat. I kiss him on his scabby face. I so hope this turns out to be some hair ball thing they can remove and then he'll start gaining weight again.

I'm watching Oprah After the Show. She has Cameron Diaz and John Stewart on. She just asked them if they could have any eight people living or dead over for a dinner party, who would they be?

"Would you let Lincoln come?"
"Well, he's a downer."
"Ghandi?"
"I guarantee you Ghandi would get into a fight with somebody because that's how my dinner parties go."
"I'm going with Eve..and this'll blow your mind, I'm going to serve apple crisp for desert."


Who would I have? Well, I've gotta go with Jesus, Mohammed, Buddha, and Hitler just to mix things up, then maybe I'd have the Romanov's just to clear up all those questions about their daughter Anastasia, and have them recount their murder. I'm dark like that. So that leaves two...I need a good woman...someone fun and feisty. I know, how about Josephine Baker? And then I could invite Chapelle because he'd be inappropriate with the religious guys, and he makes me laugh so hard. That'd be an interesting dinner party. Or I could go with an all gals kind of meal and have Sylvia Plath, Virginia Wolf, Colette, Mahalia Jackson, Frieda Kahlo, Sarah Bernhardt, Eleanor Duse and Eleanor Roosevelt. There are just endless combinations to go with here; you could have a literary group, a spiritual group, people in politics, great heroes and heroines, scientist and doctors, astrophysicists, film directors, actors, poets, comedians, astronauts, Paul Gaugin and a bunch of topless Tahitian women, or interesting celebrity break-up combinations where you've just never been sure you got the whole story; you could put Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes, and Nicole Kidman, with Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Jennifer Aniston, Gwyneth Paltrow, and if I could squeeze in one extra seat I'd invite Sean Penn, and Madonna. I'd lock the doors, get everyone pretty drunk on expensive pink champagne and just kind of lay back and see what happens.

Who would you invite to a dinner party if you could invite any eight people living or dead?
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