Life Happens, Even to Cats

This first theme – the rest of this week and next week – will be about cats and is dedicated to my cat, Cimorene. There are a lot of cat blogs already on the Internet. I’m not trying to duplicate any of them, but I’m choosing this topic to start out with because my little kitty is very, very much on my mind right now.

Here’s why:

Last Friday, January 27, 2012, I took my five month old kitten to the vet to get spayed. Now this is a standard surgery, and I wasn’t expecting anything to go wrong. But something did go wrong. During the surgery she stopped breathing. While they got her breathing again and completed the surgery she had trouble waking up, and when she did, it was clear something wasn’t right. The vet thinks she may have had a stroke. So she’s had to stay in the hospital ever since. She’s making slow progress, but there’s no way to know whether she’ll recover or how much she’ll recover.

So if you have any extra prayers or positive thoughts you can send her way, I would appreciate it. In the meantime I will blog about her and maybe cats in general while I help her recover. I know not everybody likes cats or even animals. But I think everyone can probably understand or imagine what it’s like to have someone they love hurting or sick and in the hospital. And even though my kitty isn’t human I love her. And when someone I love, whether human or animal, is hurting, I hurt too.

Have you ever had someone you loved — animal or human — in the hospital or very sick? If you’d like to talk about it you can tell your story in the comments. Do you know of any cats who had a stroke and recovered? I’d like to hear about it if so.

My "princess" in the hospital

 

Why You Should Read This Blog

Welcome, Reader. Welcome to my blog!

My name is Rachel Bicha (pronounced Bee ka) and you can read more about me on the About Rachel Bicha page.

On this blog I will be talking about topics concerning history, culture, science, technology, animals, my life, books, writing, reading, and anything else that strikes my fancy. I have a wide range of interests, so expect a wide subject range. To organize things I will have weekly themes, with some themes running more than one week. Think of it like those thematic units teachers sometimes do, but no homework or tests. I will also be posting book reviews, because I LOVE reading!

So why should you read this blog?

First, because reading it will make you smarter. I like to use big words, so you’ll definitely increase your vocabulary here. You’ll also learn a lot of random facts and interesting bits of useless and perhaps not so useless bits of information. Not only will the above increase your knowledge, but it will also help you do better on tests and in class, believe it or not.

Second, because I’m interested in the world around me; I like to learn; I like to use my imagination, and I hope you do too. If so, we should get along famously. And you’ll find this blog interesting.

Third, my favorite question is “why?” so you should expect to see that question explored here from time to time. If you, too, ever wonder “why?” then — I can’t promise it, but — you might just find some answers here.

And finally, because reading blogs is a social experience — you get to know the author and sometimes other readers — and know that you are not alone, that there’s other people out there who think about things like you do, who feel things you feel, and who like things you like. And this is one of the most valuable things a human can ever know.

It’s up to you. You don’t have to read this blog. If this isn’t your thing, that’s fine. Thanks for stopping by. But if you think you’ll like reading what I have to say, come back and visit often. And welcome!