Sunday, August 18, 2013

"Stuff" on Sunday

Well, Mom dropped the ball again. She didn't find out until late yesterday when she was reading a number of blogs that she follows,  that yesterday was:

BLACK CAT APPRECIATION DAY
We hope that all of the horrible myths about Black Cats will vanish, once and for all!

For those that may not know, it was also International Homeless Animals Day and Mom DID help Dakota blog about that.

Mom and I just wanted to let you know that if we aren't around much for the next two weeks or so, we aren't being rude, there is just stuff going on.


Last October when Mom leased her new car, she misjudged how far she had to reach from inside the car while closing the door, and did something to her arm. It took her until APRIL to tell the doctor and at that time the doctor thought all was ok. Well, we aren't sure. Mom has A LOT of pain that travels to her shoulder. She can barely put a jacket on and some other things that are unmentionables, because of the pain.( If you are in the immediate vicinity of Mom, watch out, we don't want any "swinging objects" hitting you in the face MOL!) The pain comes and goes and when it is bad, it's BAD! Mom went back to the doctor the week before last and the doctor said Mom has a "frozen shoulder." (Which is not a surprise to Dad, he says Mom has been giving him the "cold shoulder" for quite some time now, but I digress). The doctor is sending Mom for  X-Rays on Monday and then she will be starting therapy next week (2 or 3 times a week for a month). Hopefully that will solve the problem, if not, Mom has to see an Orthopedist and she isn't thrilled!

Also....this week Mom is going to BarkWorld for the first time!

She is excited because it is thanks to Rachael Ray's Nutrish dog food that she gets to go (you can read about it on Dakota's blog on Monday) Not to worry kitties, Mom hasn't gone completely to the "dog side", she is going to be attending some events/sessions for kitties at BarkWorld too! Getting me, Dakota, Dad and two blogs ready for her departure has her pretty busy right now!

Mom is doing her utmost to visit everyone and catch up on emails, but in the event she isn't around as much as usual, she is doing her best!



In the meantime, have an "Easy" Sunday and enjoy this shot of my toesies!


Love, Cody

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  1. Yikes on the ouchy that Mom has and we sure hope that PT helps her out. Tell Mom that the Flat and the Hat will see her at Barkworld!

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    1. Ohhhh Brian! You have NO IDEA HOW HAPPY I AM THAT YOU WILL BE THERE!!!!!! I can't wait to see you!!!! I am bringing my two "flat" boys too!!!!!! Soooo happy you are going!

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    2. I just got a new black cat last nite:-) her name is Lady

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  2. Hope your mum gets fixed up soon Cody cause thats doesn't sound much fun,and as for your toesies love them!xx Speedy and Rachel

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    1. thanks so much Speedy! I will tell her for sure! I am hoping that you are feeling much better! Love, Cody xoxo

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  3. Ouch indeed! Cody hubby has had that and it's very painful..the air can be thick with swear words!! hope mummy gets a good result for her ice ice baby shoulder and that soon she will be nice to your dad hehehehe and tell her to have fun at Barkworld which I believe happens here when the man comes to change the gas bottle and Doc loses his cheese ;) Big hugs Fozziemum xxx

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    1. ROFLMAO Bev! Ohhhh yes at times our air "has been thick with swear words!" lol. Especially when you move the wrong way and BAM!!! lol! Thanks for the laugh about about barking too! I needed that! (((((hugs))))) back!

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  4. Hope your mom's shoulder feels better soon Cody! Mom's looking furward to having fun with her at BarkWorld! BTW, she loves the picture of your toesies!

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    1. Hi Prudence!! Mom says thanks so much and she also said not to worry, this isn't my Nutrish post lol, hence NO DISCLAIMER! lol. My Mom is soooooooo excited to see your Mom again! She is going to wear the necklace that your Mom made for her, she LOVES IT! She thinks your Mom is just the best and loves her to pieces! Thanks about my toesies! Love, Cody

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  5. Oooh, so sorry about Mom's shoulder. Last year in March/April, Mom had a pinched nerve in her neck that made her shoulder and arm hurt - it is all kindof connected with the nerves. 10 years ago she had a frozen shoulder - she KNOWS, reaching behind her was the worst. She needed to clasp her bra in front and then rotate it around. It took a LONG time, more than a month, but it DID come right. We hope there isn't anything more going on in that shoulder and it will come right with the PT.

    Purrs

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    1. Simba thanks so much! You sooooooooooo "get it!" Mom has even put the bra in her teeth to try and grab one side! MOL!!! What a visual, eh? Yep, Mom read online that this takes a super long time to heal. As you know, if doesn't hurt every minute but when it does, it's BAD! Sleeping is hard depending on how Mom lays in bed. Thanks so much for your kind thoughts! xoxo

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  6. Caren we hope your shoulder gets better. We send healing vibes. No worries we will see you when we see you. Have a serene Sunday.
    Best wishes Molly

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    1. Thanks so much my furiend!!!! You will see me! I am trying to keep up with everyone but I know that Thursday through Sunday (probably) I won't be around! Have a great day! xoox

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  7. Okay the cold shoulder comment was sure funny but not the frozen shoulder! Feel better soon!! Sending purrs and hugs to you!

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    1. Meg, Mom needs to COMPLETELY "DISCLOSE" the "cold shoulder" comment, actually originated from DAD! When he heard Mom has a "frozen shoulder" he said that to her to make her laugh and Mom stole his comment :)
      Thanks for the purrs and hugs! Sending them to you too! ((((hugs))))

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  8. Your toesies are the cutest, Cody. I hope your mom has fun at BarkWorld.

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  9. Sorry to hear about your mom's shoulder, Cody! That sounds SO painful, and we hope all that therapy works, and that she gets better soon.

    Have fun at BarkWorld!

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    1. Thanks my furiend! We hope so too! Mom won't start therapy til she comes home from BarkWorld. She didn't want to have the sessions broken up. Mom said she will miss you there!

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  10. Bad mews on the pain front. Bummer.

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  11. We're sorry to hear about the pain. We hope the therapy helps soon.

    Have fun at Barkworld! Seeing how many cat bloggers are attending, our head peep is sad that she chose not to go. Maybe they need a more animal-neutral name.

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    1. thanks so much guys! Actually I think hardly any cat bloggers are going, not nearly as many as BlogPaws. Don't tell but I agree with you, they DO "need a more animal-neutral name" especially if they want Cat bloggers to attend. I have thought that all along.

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  12. Sorry about the shoulder. Nothing worse than being in pain. Barkworld sounds like fun...enjoy.

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    1. thanks so much!! One stiff drink and that should relax it at Barkworld lol!!

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  13. We will all be purring for Mom to feel better. Those frozen joints can be painful so we understand Mom being a bit on edge.

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    1. thanks so much Timmy! "on edge" is Mom ALL of the time so imagine how she is now, MOL! Love, Cody

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  14. Oh Caren! I hope the PT helps and you start to feel stronger soon. Thanks for the hugs for the Lyme. It's a relief to know what was making me so sick all summer and paws crossed now that I am being treated I can get back to normal. So far so good. I can't wait to read all about your experience at BarkWorld! Take care of yourself and hugs to you too.

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    1. Hi Amelia! Thanks so much! Will be starting it the week after next and I sure hope that it helps too. I feel worse for you. I hear Lyme is unreal. I am hoping that you are ok! My BarkWorld follow up will be in September on Dakota's blog! Stay tuned! Doubt I will be blogging from Atlanta, I know that Glogirly and others will, but I am doubting I will. I WILL be tweeting and posting photos to Facebook though. Stay tuned!

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  15. M here - I do hope the PT works for you. Yes, by all means, take it easy. Probably sitting at the computer all day doesn't help much either. Do what you have to do and get well. Have fun at Bark World - I hear that's fun too.

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    1. Hi "M"!! You got it! The computer makes it that much worse but what can you do? You gotta do what you gotta do! Thanks so much. It will be my first time at Bark World but I am sure I will have a good time!

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  16. so sorry to hear about your mom's pain. hope it's alleviated soon! sweet and delightful images! Ting Ting and Momma send their regrets too.
    Jax

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  17. So sorry about your shoulder!!! I can totally sympathize...I injured mine right before BlogPaws and have been in PT ever since. It's getting much better but it takes time. And I can totally relate about the *challenges* of putting on certain *unmentionables.* ; )

    Take care of yourself, don't stress, try to relax and know that fun will be had at BarkWorld!!!
    Looking forward to seeing you : )

    xo, Glogirly

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    1. Glogirly thanks so much!!!! OMC you did that too?????? What in the world happened? I am so sorry to hear that! Must be a "Cat Mama" thing eh? I am glad that yours is getting better, that gives me hope! Looking forward to seeing you!!! Deja vu with the planes again!! You are right, we will have a BLAST!
      xoxoxo

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  18. Cody, we're sorry your mom's been having such a rough time with her shoulder. Purrs from us that the physical therapy does the trick. Make sure she does all the exercises they presumably will give her, every day, otherwise going to PT is pointless. (And we're making an assumption you meant PT.)

    We sure hope she has a good time at BarkWorld in spite of the pain.

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    1. yep Mom meant PT and she says THANK YOU! She promises she will do the exercises once she gets them. Maybe they will help her to lose an OUNCE MOL!!!
      Thanks so much!
      Love, Cody

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  19. Ouch, hope your mom feels better soon! Love the toes!

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    1. Mom says thanks so much and so do I! Love, Cody

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  20. Oh yuck. A frozen shoulder sounds awful. Hopefully physiotherapy will solve the problem!
    Maybe you need to wear a sign that tells people to watch out for swinging objects at Barkworld. :D

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  21. Hope your mom's shoulder feels better soon Cody!
    My mom have no problems with her shoulders but I hear that my dad too say´s that she gives him the frozen shoulder all the time :)
    I´m sure your mom will have great fun at Barkworld

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    1. MOL Kjelle! Mom is laughing at this! Thanks so much! Love, Cody

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  22. Oh me oh my Caren we hope you are feeling better, that is awful news about your shoulder,but we will pray that they therapy helps you feel better. YOU just take care of yourself,we'll all be right here and waiting for you!!!

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    1. thanks so much Abby!!! I HAVEN'T forgotten you!! I will be in touch soon!!! xoxoxo

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  23. My human can't wait to see your human at Barkworld, Cody! (At least at the cat events! ;-) Seriously, it sounds like there will be lots of great sessions.) It's her first time too!

    My human hurt her shoulder a couple of years ago and she couldn't wear half her tops for, like, a year (she does not have many shirts that button in the front)! It does take time to get better - but you can't rush it, otherwise it might get hurt again. So be patient and do everything the doctors and PT tell you to do, even the hurty stuff.

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    1. Hi Sparkle!! My human is soooooo looking forward to seeing your human too!!!! (I hear ya, yep at the cat events!! MOL!) Yes the sessions DO sound catabulous and YAY your human and mine can be "newbies" together!
      Mom said to thank you so much for that advice. She has the same problem with not having tops that button (and she gained so much weight it is ridiculous, but I digress)....thanks so much!

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  24. We love our black cats - people are silly worrying about colours like that. Hope your mom's arm gets better soon. Lee and Phod

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    1. we love black cats too even if Mom never had one. Thanks for your well wishes!

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  25. We sure hope your mom's shoulder feels better, Cody. The mom has a friend who had frozen shoulder and it was no fun for her...the friend...not mom, though she did sympathize with her.

    And we hope she has fun at BarkWorld. We can't wait to hear all about it...though we think they should change the name to MeowWorld.

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    1. thanks so much guys! Actually I think their name should be changed to "Animal World" or...hmmm...will have to give that more thought!

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  26. Mom's older than dirt and she'd never heard of frozen shoulder until last year. Now you're the second person in a year she's heard of that has it!

    Hope the PT helps. Sending healing purrs to help with the recovery! *hugs*

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    1. pumpkin don't feel bad. My Mom is older than dirt too and she had never heard of it either until 2 wks ago. Thanks so much for the kind wishes!

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  27. Not to worry, our mama forgot about the holidays too. Miss Cindi, the black cat of our family, is giving our mama the "cold shoulder" about forgetting to appreciate her and the other black kitties.

    We hopes your mom is feeling better soon Cody.

    Purrs,
    Cindi Lou & The Kitty Krew

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    1. oh I bet Miss Cindi is upset! I would be too! Mom says thanks much for the feel better wishes! xoxo

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  28. Holy CAT that sounds like our mom, only she did it to herself lifting weights. *eyeroll* HUMANS. She's been in PT for a month and has another 1 or 2 to go (she tore her elbow tendon and messed up her neck but GOOD). All the pain (even unmentionables - heee!) that you describe? DITTO! Hang in there with the PT. Betcha your mom gets to learn what nerve glides are too! *sigh* Sad thing for us? They don't type so well when they're injured. Excuses, excuses!

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    1. OMC! Mom and I are shocked by the number of people that have the same thing! Oh no!! You sound like Glogirly that you are still in PT too!!! OMC we are so sorry! OMC it is in your Mom's neck too? MOL about the unmentionables :)
      Mom and I both hope that your mom is feeling better soon too!!!! Sending xoxoxo

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  29. cripes...the visual of trying to wiggle into an unmentionable had Mommy in GALES!!!
    We're sending purrs that PT does the trick! Don't sweat the visiting.

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    1. MOL MOL MOL!! You have my Mom laughing!!!! You have a similar sense of humor so that is no suprise! Guess what shirts I am bringing to wear at Bark World Friday night and Saturday? My "Scrotchy" shirts!! I LOVE THEM! Will try to get photos of them on me, unless my girth is just too much to photograph. I WILL be blogging about them, just stay tuned! xoxo

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  30. Oh! Swinging objects and bits are scary! Our mom tore her rotator cuff and had surgery but she hopes PT works for you. If its just frozen, it should.

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  31. You has fantastic toesies, Cody--they're DELICIOUS says the Human.

    Once the Human had sumfing called "calcific tendonitis" in her left shoulder and it HURTED soooooo bad. She finally had a cortisone shot and some physical therapy and it did get better after a while. Now she never has trouble with it. She does remember how hard it was to get dressed! We wish your mom the BEST.

    Barkworld? Well, okay, if you say so. Hmmmm.

    We give her amnesty from blogging & visiting for as long as she needs! As long as somebody takes care of YOU!

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    1. Awww thanks Spitty and tell your Human she can eat up my toesies ANYTIME!
      Funny that Ann mentioned the same thing as your Human! I am thinking that that is probably not what it is because my Mom remembers the day she tried to close the car door and felt it pull. We will see! MOL about BarkWorld!! MOL!!

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  32. Tell your mom to rest up and get well soon Cody! I also just have to say that this sounds almost exactly like what happened to my mom recently. The doctors told her she had frozen shoulder and/or tendonitis too. They took x-rays and found some calcifications in her shoulder. She had some steroid shots and stuff, but nothing the doctor gave was really working. One day the pain became so extemely severe and it was hard for her to get dressed too. Her doctor wouldn't refer her to anyone else (her doctor sounds not so great, but w/e). Anyways, one day the pain went away and it hasn't been back since. I read that when the calcifications are absorbed by the body, it can be very painful.

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    1. Hi Ann! Mom says "rest?" What's THAT??!!! She stays up til the wee hours of the morning watching Big Brother After Dark and then gets up no later than 7 (explains why she is so cranky lol). Ugh about your Mom but am glad that her pain left! Mom was supposed to go for Xrays today but is going tomorrow instead. Thanks for the info!

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  33. Sending lots of healing purrs to your mum.

    Athena xxx

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  34. Oh Cody we're so sorry to hear about your Mommy's shoulder! We hope she gets unfrozen ASAP. You have to make sure she takes good care of herself...we worry about her! We've not heard of Barkworld but good for your Mom visiting. I think you have the right idea of what to do while she's going to the doctor and visiting Barkworld.......SLEEP and show off your toesies!

    Kitty Hugs, Sammy

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    1. Sammy thanks so much! I'm afraid Mom is out of luck with being "unfrozen" at anytime soon but thank you!!! Love, Cody and "Mom" too

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  35. Great post cody. sorry about moms shoulder. love your toes picture. tell mom to have fun at barkworld. i got teri's candles sat. what a great give away

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    1. thanks so much JoAnn and how nice of you to come and visit me!! Mom says thanks so much!! She also said that she is THRILLED that you like the candles!!! Wonderful news!!!

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  36. Best toesies we have seen in a while. Mom says she is sending prayers that P.T. works. Ortho surgery, if it comes to that, is not fun. She's had quite a few. She did therapy for 46 weeks in the end of last year and beginning of this and felt pretty good when she was discharged, but says that it is time o go back. Have fun at Bark World, but don't per too many dogs. We know someone who would not like that. Purrs and hugs, Lily Olivia, Misty May, Mauricio, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

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    1. Awww thanks so much. Thank you for your kind thoughts. I am praying that surgery won't be necessary. You poor thing surgeries and 46 weeks of therapy? OMG. lol about petting the dogs!!!!! I will though :)
      oxoxoxoxo

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  37. I'm so sorry Caren that you are going through so much pain with your shoulder. Please take care of yourself, and don't worry about not being too much around posting. Health comes first, and that is all that matters! <3

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    1. thanks so much Francesca, the good thing is that it comes and goes. Thanks so much! xoxo

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  38. Ouch!!!!!! That's The Staff making a sympathetic noise!!! She feels for your mom, Cody!! REST and gentle physio will help a lot!! Tell her to enjoy Barkworld, but not too much!! MOL xox

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    1. Mom says thanks sooooooooooo much! Love, Cody xoxo

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  39. Huge purrs and good thoughts to you Caren! (I have some ideas for you and will email you as I just went through a shoulder "impingement" which is similar to a frozen shoulder.) Great toesies Cody!

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  40. Hope Mom feels better. has she tried acupuncture? it works very well for pain. Have a great time at bark World!

    cats of wildcat woods

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    1. thanks much but nope! No acupuncture for me! I start therapy when I get back from BarkWorld :) Thanks though!

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  41. OMPawz... I'z jus now seein dis bloggy post! (Da emailz were a bit messed up fur a couple dayz... dat'z mai "excuse", 'n I'z stickin to it, mol!) Ur pawr mom, Cody... dat big ouchie she'z got must make it hard fur her ta pick u up or play wif u, too ('n fur a kitteh, dat'z Bad Newz!). :( Shur hopes da PT works... u gotta make shur she dun get lazy about doin da "exercises", fho, coz dat'z da key (at leest, according to mai mommy, hoo had 2.5 monfhs uv PT at da stawrt uv dis year, herself). It'z a long purrocess, but wif u dere ta crack da whip (erm, metafuricalleez speakin, uv corss!), she can feel much betterz. Sendin luvz 'n happy fhotz,
    xoxo, Boomie

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  42. Our mom had a frozen shoulder for a while (2 years?). It went away after a while. We feel your pain. We also like the toesies!

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