Thursday, April 15, 2010

Thursday In The Garden With Jonesie

Meow!  I want to thank all my furriends for sending me purrs while I was sick.  I have a condition called rodent ulcers, or the more technical name for it is eosinophilic ulcers.  Mostly I just get a puffy lip and mom gives me prednisone pills, but sometimes it comes out in very strange ways.  This time I got a tongue ulcer and I didn't want to eat or drink even though I was hungry and thirsty.  That made mom and dad freak out.  The emergency v-e-t thought it might be related to a respiratory infection, but when I went back to my regular v-e-t that wasn't the problem. 
My good pal Alfie Marshall teleported over while I was stuck in the house recovering.  Once he found out that I wasn't contagious or anything like that, he insisted on visiting.  He sat on the cat tree with me and we looked out at the garden together, making plans for gardens and garden parties  I let him have the top shelf.  He couldn't stay long because he had to get back home, but I love that he wanted to spend some time with me.  He makes me purrr.
I was a little hissed off at Ginger for telling stories about me.  A girl needs her privacy where certain things are concerned.  Mom and dad were really good about making sure my fur was all clean and mom brushed and groomed me.  I think I have a new little friend, named Jonesie Jr. with all the fur she got off of me!

You'd think that Ginger would help out in the garden while I couldn't....but  no.  All she does is roll and expose her belly.  She thinks that is helpful, but it's just a distraction.

Being a garden cat is hard work.  It's work I adore.  I expose my belly, but only after the hard work is done.
The magnolia tree is in bloom, can you see me behind it?

Mom's favorite daisies are back too.  Spring has sprung...and I've been sprung to be free to be in my garden once again.  My ulcer is almost all gone and I'm feeling so much better.  All those purrs worked wonders for me and I can now get back to taking care of my garden.


36 comments:

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

We like the purples!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra
PeeEssWoo: Hi Grete!

Fin said...

Glad you're better Jonesie!!

Cheysuli and gemini said...

I am glad you are better! And your garden is looking lovely!

Love Meow said...

so glad you are better Jonesie! We love your garden and the flowers are sooooooo purrty! :) xoxo

Jacqueline said...

We're glad to hear you are doing so much better, Jonesie...And how fun to get a visit from sweet Alfie Marshall; we know that perked you up!!...Your garden is looking lovely; it's obvious you've done a lot of hard work on it...xo...Calle, Halle, Sukki

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

Hi Jonesie,

I am SO glad yoo are feeling better. It was great to see yoo earlier in the week ~ and since I gotted back I've been telling mom and dad all abowt yoor fabulous
cat tree, 'cos I'd like one. They said I might hafta wait until a birthday or Chrismouse or summat. :sigh:

Love Alfie xx

Inigo Flufflebum and d'Artagnan Rumblepurr said...

You're looking so good my dear!!

MoMo said...

I am on a trip to a faraway place and can't post about my garden this week. Will be back ext week. Not tht there is much happening as the cool weather is descending on us rather quickly.

MoMo said...

Gee, SS pressed the buton too quickly, before I finished dictating. Really, I need a better typist!

I was just saying I am happy that you condition is not too serious and that youi are feeling better. Good to have Alfie visiting you too. Always great to have visitors.

Forever Foster said...

Jonesie love, it is great to hear you are feeling better. Your flowers are beautiful!

Parker said...

Oh Jonsie - I am so happy you are feeling better!

The Island Cats said...

Jonesie, we're glad you're feeling better! I get the ulcers too...I've never had one on my tongue though...right now I have a bad one on my lip...my mom and the vet thinks that I get them due to the change in the seasons...I always have problems in the spring and fall. Your garden is looking good! We're still waiting for spring to spring here...but it may today because it's supposed to be 80 degrees!! Whoohoo!

Ernie

Maggie May said...

Thanks so much for stopping by and wishing me a Happy Birthday!
♥ Maggie May

Kea said...

We're so glad you're feeling better now, Jonesie! Yay! And how lovely of Alfie to visit--we're sure that was fun! :-)

Daisy said...

Poor Jonesie! That is exactly what Harley gets, only his are usually on his lips, and he also gets linear granulomas down the backs of his thighs that are like long scabs. I'm glad the prednisone helped. We keep some on hand and at the first sign of an outbreak, Harley gets started. Luckily he is outgrowing it, I guess, because he is having far fewer ulcers (only about 1 every 3 months or so). We think Harley might be reacting to brewer's yeast and/or fish, which is in most foods, so we avoid that.

The Monkeys said...

We're very happy that you're feeling better, Jonesie! Your garden is simply beautiful!

Furkidsmom said...

We're so happy to hear that you are better. Your garden is looking pretty with those nice Spring colors.

Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

Alasandra said...

So glad you are back in the garden where you belong and are feeling better. We saw you behind the magnolia. ~AFSS

Teri and the cats of Furrydance said...

Glad you are feeling better and supervising again in the garden!

Sammy and Andy said...

Your garden is looking good, Jonesie.....we can see that you put a lot of hard work in it.

We are soooooooo happy to hear you are feeling better. xxxxxxxxx

Busby and Raymond said...

Jonesie, we are glad you are feeling better and are back in your garden. We think Ginger's belly is very distracting too! (but we like it a lot!)

CCL Wendy said...

Jonesie, I'm so glad you're feeling better girl. It's just not the same without you in the garden doing what you do best. Snoopervising! How wonderful that Alfie could come and visit you, too. I'm sure you gave him lots more tips to take back with him to England. He's a very good apprentice.

That Ginger is a funny girl. Don't be too upset with her -- it's just her gabby nature.

And your flowers are just gorgeous! You should be very proud -- and this is just the beginning!

meowmeowmans said...

We are very glad you are doing better, Jonesie, and that you can now get back to tending your garden. It's simply beautiful, by the way! :)

The Kool~Kittie~Krew said...

That is SO great that you're feeling better, Jonesie! You have a lovely garden and even though your sisfur is a distraction, we think she's a cute distraction.

Katnip Lounge said...

We are all so happy you are better, Jonsie! The garden isn't the same without you in it...for many reasons. Your flirty sister Ginger looks like our KonaKitty.

xx Lounge Kats

Ariel said...

Your a great garden cat love the beautiful flowers :)

catsintrees said...

Good to read you are doing better. What would a thursday be without you out and about in the garden.
We have some frienly daffodils visiting our garden these days.

TK said...

Jonesie we are so glad you are feeling better! We so look forward to Thursdays with you.
We LOVE that picture of you on the railing overlooking your tilled fields... Awesome shot!
Keep getting better my friend!
TK

The Whiskeratti said...

We are so glad you are well enough to werk in the garden, Jonesie!

ABBY said...

Jonesie we are all glad to see you are back doing what you love best and that you're feeling so much better.

purrs
>^,,^<
Abby

the casbah kitten said...

We're VERY glad that you're feeling better Jonesie and can get back to work. But take it easy, OK? That's a beautiful magnolia! Momma has been wanting one of those. . .

Mariodacat said...

Dat Rumble purr suggested I stop over, so I did. Here I've been missing your delightful blog all this time. So sorry to hear you have been ill, but good to hear you are getting better. Both of you are bootiful kitties.

Amy and The House of Cats said...

Jonesie we are glad that you are feeling better! We know what a dedicated gardner cat you are so it must have been hard for you to be stuck inside. It was so nice of Alfie to visit you. We are still sending purrs for you to be 100% soon!

Goldie, Shade and Banshee said...

We are so glad you are feeling better Jonesie!!

Eric and Flynn said...

We are glad you are feeling better. It was nice of Alfie to come and visit you.

Rusty said...

Glad you're feeling better Jonesie! You are an excellent gardener kitty.