Monday, November 4, 2019

Dona Nobis Pacem: Blog For Peace

Hey y'all. Furst I've got a quick health update - some more test results came in. Da bacteria I had are gone (GOOD!), but da vet suspects IBD and hepatitis (not good). I'm now off the prednisolone, and still eating good with no nasty symptoms (GOOD!) So, we're just taking a wait and see approach for now, since if I have IBD, it's chronic and not curable - there's no need to rush me to a vet if I'm doing ok at home since it's stressful for me. We'll keep ya updated on my health. And fanks so much for caring - this lil buff tabby boy are so happy he are loved.

Ok, for da main point of today's post. We's joining annual blog blast for peace. A piece of what ya ask? Well, a piece of our minds on dis year's theme, which are "change your climate." It could mean a lotta things, your purrsonal climate, the environment, the air conditioner (just kidding on that one). We's choosing to talk about the climate. Ok, ya now us kitties like it hot (there's nuffin like a sunpuddle), but climate change are not a good thing (even if momma would LUV endless summer). I mean, what if the ocean's flooded the nip-growing farms?? What if it led to bacon shortages?? Y'all may have seen the fires in southern California this month - well, 2 of those fires happened VERY close to where momma used to live (she went to UCLA which had to cancel classes becuz of the Getty Fire and she lived right next to a mandatory evacuation zone for the Easy Fire in Simi Valley when she wuz 10). And we've all seen the news about the massive flooding hurricanes have caused - so much of this seems to be getting worse.

So what can we do? Well, we're cats. We aren't the problem. People are the problem. So make your humans recycle - I always make momma rinse out the Fancy Feast cans and recycle them. Tell them to watch their fossil fuel consumption - hey momma, that means LESS driving me back and forth to da vet. And most importantly, they can change their climate by VOTING. In the US, there's gonna be a big eleckshun in almost one year exactly. So make shure your humans know the positions the candidates have on environmental issues and VOTE accordingly. Your nip and bacon supply might depend on it.

Ok, we's not ALL serious here. Since it are also Mewsic Monday, we's sharing some peace-related/anti-war tunes for ya. Kinley Westie will have some more.


  1. I'm glad you're feeling a little better and the bacterias are all gone. I have bowel disease (probably inflammatory bowel) and I eat a predictable diet (just a few canned foods, mostly rabbit) and take medicine every day to help keep things under control. I hope you're able to figure out how to keep your guts working properly. I get "gurgly guts" when things aren't going so well.

    "Imagine" is one of my favorite songs. We try to be kind to the planet and consume as little as possible. And we definitely throw all my cat food cans into the recycle bin.

  2. Good going, Travis. Hope you stay feeling pretty good for a long forever, if that were possible:)

    We have to be good stewards of the earth and all its creatures don't we?

  3. Bacon shortages??!! That's the scariest thing I've read all day.

    Seriously, we have some problems to fix now don't we? Your peace blogging was written in a funny manner and so enjoyable. Thank you for bringing some humor to a sad situation.

    Peace to you and yours,

    P.S. And you have the cutest little face ever!!!!

  4. Hari OM
    Well, daaang... I's got dat IBD thing and it are not fun - jus gotta watch what goes in so less comes out. So to speak. you take care now Travis - you may even have to rethink the bacon intake. Jus sayin...

    You are so right about all that climate stuff - and getting polly tishuns to fess up about their policies on that are real difficult!!! Don't be shy in probing them though - cuz if they ain't serious about it, you can just ignore em!!! Hugs and whiskeries, YAM-aunty xxx

  5. This is such a great message! And I'm glad to hear that you are so much better, Travis.

  6. I am glad you are feeling a lot better, Travis, and the bad bacteria has gone.
    That is a good message, but ordinary people mostly try to do what they can. It is those who are higher who won't do what is needed.
    I recycle everything I can, then see the crusher truck collect the recycling, put it all in and crush it to take it to landfill.

  7. BACON shortages? YIKES!!

    We're happy to hear you are doing better!

    The Florida Furkids

  8. Mews LSCs!

    So glad to read the babby boy is doin' better these days. I certainly understand about stomach problems since I have issues with mine. Thankfully since the horrible occurrence in 2013 I'm doing lots better but having a chronic condition that can flare anytime and my risk for cancer is higher than most my GI orders an annual colonoscopy to make sure I'm in good health.

    Taking care of the earth is man's responsibility but some efforts cause equal if not more worries for our planet. Those wildfires on the west coast are always scary. I can't imagine living close to such a frightening scenario. In 2016 the Smoky's had a wildfire and we live miles from it but still, I was scared. I think more so for those directly involved. My heart was so heavy for those poor people. We could smell the smoke and we're about 45 minutes from Gatlinburg, TN. I read on someone's blog yesterday that the fires have been contained. Let's pray that they are extinguished completely soon.

    Thanks for sharing the dance floor with the 4M gang, my furriends. Have a boogietastic week!

  9. I'm really loving your song choices. the 60's were a time of activism, the potest music was amazing. we need that spirit now, don't you think?

  10. Mee-yow wow what a furabuluss Bloggie fore Peece Travis! You meowed it so guud!
    LadyMew ree-cycless efurrything here. Shee iss dilly-gent 'bout that. An shee does not drive an onlee usess Me-bilitee Bus fore Appointmentss. Shee an eether Aunty Sheila or Aunty Mary-Ellen will take her fore bankin an grocereess.An shee usess nite litess efurry nite. Rarelee iss overhead lite on. Mee iss purroud of her effortss.

    Travis mee iss hopin you will not have I-Bee-Dee as both 'angelss' Unkell Siddhartha an Aunty NYLABLUE were I-Bee-Dee kittiess an it was furry hard on them an LadyMew. An yore so nice mee not want you iscky sicky...Pawss crossed you get over tHE Heppytitis….it soundss ucky too!
    Bowie an Angelique mee ree-leeved both of you are doin guud. Pleese watch over yore Borthur OKay?
    ***purrsss*** BellaDharma

  11. I sure am glad all is okay Travis and I'm sure you will deal just fine with the IBD. We enjoyed your peace message and hope the humans get their act together soon.

  12. We do a lot of recycling here and composting too. It only takes little changes to make a big difference.

    We hope you feel better Travis. Sending POTP to you.

  13. Excellent message and beautiful peace globe. XO

  14. Travis, we are going to keep sending you POTP and hoping you continue to feel better. We agree being at home is the best !

    You all did a beautiful job on your Peace post. We hope it all helps !

  15. No bacteris a good thing Travis but IBD isn't fun is it! I hope if you stay calm and eat foods that don't upset you maybe you can keep this under control. I must say you really don't look HAPPY these days but I'm sure you are tired of going to the vet and being poked and having your blood sucked out of you. Hang in there buddy.........we are sending POTP. Lots of it. LOVE YOUR PEACE GLOBE! Right on!

    Hugs, Teddy

  16. We're sending purrs and prayers your way sweet Travis. Your Mom is right, we need to all work together to help our Earth and we need to vote - done!

  17. @The Indulged Furries - So far, I'm doing good.
    @Meezer's Mews & Terrieristical Woofs - So far, so good.
    @Mimi Lenox - Ya either laff or ya cry I guess, MOL.
    @Yamini MacLean - Yeah, dere are a LOTTA Bee Ess!
    @Summer - Fanks Summer!
    @Memories of Eric and Flynn - How frustrating!
    @The Florida Furkids - It are scary, huh??
    @Cathy Kennedy - Yeah, it are hard becuz sometimes da peeps do not know what they are doing and can make things worse.
    @Mike Golch - Fanks!
    @songbird's crazy world - Definitely!
    @Sherri-Ellen T-D. - Momma's hopin it's not IBD either - she's knows it can be tuff.
    @Brian - Me too!
    @C.L.W.STEP - Yeah, and it's worth it to try!
    @pilch92 - Fanks!
    @catladymac - Fank you!
    @Pam and Teddy - So far, I've been doing good. Momma's not convinced of the IBD diagnosis, she's kinda lost her faith in this vet (not that she's very good about trusting ANY doctors) .
    @Catscue Catmom - Fanks!

  18. I have IBS, which is no fun, so I can somewhat identify. When I was young I was idealistic and tried to maintain a recycling lifestyle but I'm less so now. There is so much more I can do, I know! And thank you for featuring one of my favorite Green Day songs!


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