Thursday, April 09, 2009


Hi efurrybuddy - it's Twizzler here.  Sorry I've been away for sooo long.  Things were just very sad at our house, losing little Meep and then poor Bear just 20 days later.  We can't thank you all enuff for all of your kind thoughts and words - it really meant a lot to us.

I've been doin' pretty good - I did hafta go on depression/anxiety pills 'cause I pulled-out all of my furs.  No, seriously - I really did pull 'em all out.  The only place I wasn't bald was my face & head (and that was only 'cause I couldn't reach those furs).  The meds have helped; almost all of my furs have grown back.  Sometimes I still give a good tug and yank some out, but it's still way better than before.

Now for the really excitin' news - I have a new 'dopted brother!  His name is "Jack" (kind'a after a famous movie pirate . . . ) - he's an FIV+ rescued House Panther (currently sporting a "lion-cut") and he only has one eye (hence the "pirate" theme!) 
Jack is furry friendly and all he wants to do is give & get love!  He just wants to sit in my mom or dad's lap and headbutt their faces.  Seriously, he could do that all day!  Me & Jack get along great too - we like to cuddle, give each other baths, and take turns chasing all around the house.  Oh and another cool thing 'bout Jack - he talks almost as much as I do!
My mom & dad weren't sure they were ready for another kitty after losing Meep & Bear so close together.  But they knew I was furry unhappy bein' an only-kitty.  Of course I still miss my little brother Meep and my big brother Bear so much, but Jack is a great new brother.  We get along so well that I kind'a think Buzzy, Meep, and Bear helped Jack to find me.


Blogger Teri and the cats of Furrydance said...

Oh pulling is like nail biting in is stress related and we are glad your anxiety meds helped you heal.

And a new companion! How wonderful of you to adopt a kitty in need, one that others wouldn't take because of his FIV or only 1 eye (tell him he looks like Johnny Depp, mol).

Your family probably knows, but it is very hard to transmit FIV, so usually housemate kitties to an FIV cat are at very very low risk, unless they do the Bitey too hard...licking and grooming each other...that's safe and feels good too, right!

We look forward to getting to know Jack better and we're glad you're back postin' again

April 9, 2009 at 3:18 PM  
Blogger Junior and Orion said...

We are so glad that your hair has grown back in....and we are real excited that you got a new brother! It is so nice to have a sibling to spend time with when the beans can't be there.

April 9, 2009 at 3:40 PM  
Blogger Elvin said...

Poor Twizzler! You must have been very sad to be pulling your own hair out. I'm so happy you have a new brother to chase and love!

April 9, 2009 at 3:55 PM  
Blogger Kaze, Latte, & Chase said...

Twizzler I love your new brother!! It is great to have a good friend.


April 9, 2009 at 3:57 PM  
Blogger Lone Star Purrs said...

We's glad that you gots a new brofur to keep you company!
~Meeko & Kiara

April 9, 2009 at 4:21 PM  
Blogger Angel said...

Good to see you back! Gals you ot a new brother to cuddle up to!

April 9, 2009 at 6:11 PM  
Blogger Kaz's Cats said...

G'day Twizzler, we're glad to see you back, and not pulling out your furs. We can't imagine how hard it was to lose 2 brothers so close together, but it's great that you got a new brother to share your home. We've got to agree with you - Buzz, Meep and Bear must have brought you guys together. Jack is a very handsome house panther, and he really does have the whole 'pirate' look down pat.

Big hugs and purrs to all of you,

Gypsy & Tasha

April 9, 2009 at 6:30 PM  
Blogger William said...

Wow, I bet Buzz, Meep and Bear did help Jack to find you! I'm so happy for you, Twizzler. Having a bro is always good. And I'm glad you are less stressed, too. Being bald is never very much fun!

April 9, 2009 at 8:50 PM  
Blogger Cheysuli and gemini said...

I am so glad you have a friend you like so much. What a wonderful thing for all of you! It is hard to loose two so close together. The Siamese who came before left us only 10 days after our big orange Iggy cat. It was a very hard time.

April 9, 2009 at 9:11 PM  
Blogger Poppy Q said...

Hi Jack, fanks for coming to keep Twizzler happy. I am glad you found a great new furrever family.

April 9, 2009 at 9:25 PM  
Blogger Derby said...

Oh noes, don't pull your furs out! But yeah, you were missing your buds and that isn't good.

Plus a welcome to Jack. He seems to fit right in with you.

April 9, 2009 at 9:30 PM  
Blogger Cory said...

We are in love with Jack and we can see you are too! Our Jonathan was FIV+ and he outlived any cat we ever knew and he never trasmitted the virus to any of us. He looked like that makes us fall in love with him even more.

April 9, 2009 at 9:30 PM  
Blogger Totally Timmy said...

I just found your blog and am so sorry for the loss of 2 beloved pets so close together. Your new cat is lovely and you are awesome for adopting a cat who might have been looked over by others. He is a beauty!

April 9, 2009 at 10:07 PM  
Blogger Max said...

Aw, Doood, I'm sorry you pulled out all your furs, but I understand. Buzz & Meep were Teh Awesome. And it's way cool that you have Jack now and that you guys really like each other. I know he doesn't replace your other brothers, but ya know there's always room for another place in your soul for a brother. Except Buddah. ;)

April 9, 2009 at 10:38 PM  
Blogger The Meezers said...

oh Twizz, we know that the bridge kitties still watch ofur us an send us new kitties when they know that we and the beans is ready.

Hi Jack, it's furry furry nice to meet you. You has a most wonderful furefur home and a great brofur!!!!

April 10, 2009 at 9:54 AM  
Blogger Charlemagne and Tamar said...


We're so glad that you are back blogging again - we missed you!

We're sorry to hear about the fur pulling - it's been a very stressful time for you and your family - and we're happy to know that you are getting better.

Welcome to Jack and what a wonderful Momma and Daddy you have to give him a loving home. We love the picture of you two all cuddled up and we look forward to getting to know more about Jack.

Sending purrs,

Charlemagne and Tamar

April 10, 2009 at 10:02 AM  
Blogger Parker said...

We just love Jack - what a dashing kitty!
I am glad your furs are growing back. How wonderful to have a sibling again - love is all we need! I'm sure that Buzzy, Meep, and Bear had a lot to do with Jack finding a home with you!

April 10, 2009 at 10:39 AM  
Blogger jenianddean said...

We are so excited for you. We just checked on you on Wednesday, too! Jack is suck a sweetheart. We are so glad that you are getting along so well already. Maybe you won't be so stressed out now. And we love one-eyed cats. We have Maggie, and knew another, and they make great friends and siblings.

April 10, 2009 at 9:50 PM  
Blogger ML said...

Congratulashuns. We are also lookin forward to getting to know Jack. He looks like might haf some interesting tales to tell us....
Love & Purrs,

April 11, 2009 at 12:40 AM  
Blogger Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Oh, we just know fur sure dat yoor brofurs sent yoo Jack so yoo could haf a brofur to love and so dat he could haf a furever home!

April 11, 2009 at 2:30 AM  
Blogger momsbusy said...

welcome jack! we is so happy you gots a new furever home wif twizzler.your love will helps twizzler to finally stop pulling all his furs out. jack, we think you will do a good job of helping effurryone heal and bring smiles back to efurryone. we can tell that twizzler is already alot happier in the picture of you two snuggled up together. we gotta go do the happy happy dance now!


April 11, 2009 at 7:38 AM  
Blogger The Island Cats said...

Hi Twizzler! Nice to hear from you. We're glad you are doing better sure have been through alot! And now you have a new brother! Yay! Looks like you and Jack are getting along real well!

Hope to hear more about you and Jack!

Wally, Ernie & Zoey

April 11, 2009 at 9:03 AM  
Blogger Hansel said...

Hi jack! glad ta see yoo all gittin along greats! We hopes yoo dun git the FIV too... be careful!

April 11, 2009 at 9:14 AM  
Blogger Shaggy, Scooby and Scout said...

Congrats on your new brother! He needed you as much as you needed him! We are so sad you were traumatized and pulled your furs out. No one should claim that animals do not experience grief and trauma! We are glad your meds helped you get over the hump!!
Welcome again to Jack and we look forward to sharing your stories again!

April 11, 2009 at 10:58 AM  
Blogger muffinmidi said...

After the sadness of losing three cats in two years I'm so glad that
you have some happy news! Welcome to the cat blogosphere, Jack. And, Twizzler I'm so glad you are no longer an only cat.

April 11, 2009 at 1:09 PM  
Blogger HotMBC aka The Hotties said...

Oh I's sure that Buzzy and Meep broughted Jack to yoo! It's grate that yall get along too :) Woo hoo! *waves paws to Jack* Mommy sez Jack is a purrfect name and yore Jack is as handsum as Cap'n Jack Sparrow too. We's glad yore furs growed out too. Mini hadded dat purroblem fur a while and hadta take meddycines, but later she didn't hadta no more.
Sanjee and the resta the Hotties

April 11, 2009 at 3:58 PM  
Blogger Victor Tabbycat said...

Twiz, you needed Jack an Jack needed you. Dat's what's impawtant. I fink Buzzerbee, meep an Bear is all smilin down on alla yous.

I met the NICEST FIV+ one-eyed cat! He was an awful looking mess from life on the mean streets, but had the highest meow and would have rubbed my skin off if I let him! You are wonderful to take in these special needs cats, knowing they may not stay very long. Hugs,
Tabbymom Jen

April 11, 2009 at 4:54 PM  
Blogger Mickey,Georgia , Tillie said...

WOW!!!! Jack,you are a very handsome Mancat!!! We can't wait for your furs to grow back,as you will look super!!!!
Twizzler,it must be so nice to have a sibling again that you can play with :) Looks like you are getting along just fine :)
Purrs Mickey,Georgia & Tillie

April 11, 2009 at 5:20 PM  
Blogger Fat Eric said...

We are so glad to hear that you are happy with your new brother and feeling better, Twizzler, and how lovely for Jack to have found such a great furrever home. Hope you and Jack and your humans are happy together for a long time.

April 11, 2009 at 5:35 PM  
Blogger brandi said...

Welcome, Jack, to your new furever home. You will be loved and loved and loved! Twizzler, I am glad you have a new brother to play with and be with. And isn't it cool that he really needed a nice home like yours?

April 11, 2009 at 7:02 PM  
Blogger Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

I am so sorry that you were so upset Twiz. We thought of you often. Just the other day mommy was scritchen my chin and said "I wonder how Twizzler is doing"

I am very excited you have a new brother and are happy. You'll always miss those who are at the Bridge. It can't be, and shouldn't be, any different. Jack will help you all smile again tho I'm sure.

I think you're right, Meep and Bear brought him to your family.

Welcome Jack! I can't wait to hear more about you and how much you love your new forever home.

April 11, 2009 at 9:14 PM  
Blogger Magoo, Smudge, Bella & Dolce said...


Your brofurs at the Bridge would never be upset that you found another furriend. In fact they probably sent him to your mom and dad. They know how much love is available in your house and now that they are gone some of it is just going to waste.

Jack is there now to help soak some of it up.

April 11, 2009 at 10:24 PM  
Blogger Cory said...

PS, we tagged Jack for the Life is Grand award!

April 13, 2009 at 12:04 AM  
Blogger LC, Ayla, and Iza said...

Hi Jack, I gived ya an awardie!


April 13, 2009 at 2:43 AM  
Blogger Shilgiah the Cat said...

Hurray Twizz! I'm so glad you're back and that you have a new brother! I'm sure Buzz and Meep and Bear sent him so you'd have company. Jack is a great name! Hope you had a Happy Easter.

Have a great week!

April 13, 2009 at 11:12 AM  
Blogger Puff said...

Oh Twizzy, we are so glad you are feeling better. Sometimes even beans need medicine to help them through the hard times.

We think your beans have the kindest hearts in the whole world for finding you such a good brother so soon. We know you'll always miss Meep and Bear, but Jack looks like a special mancat too. We think he looks ruggedly handsome!

April 13, 2009 at 11:19 AM  
Blogger The Crew said...

Gosh Twizz, this is great news. You won't be alone any more and Jack has found his forever home. It's a win-win situation for everyone. Now stop pulling your fur out!!

Welcome, Jack. We look forward to getting to know you better. Twizz has lots of friends in the cat blogosphere and soon you'll know everyone.

April 13, 2009 at 3:09 PM  
Blogger The Furry Kids said...

I think your brothers hand picked Jack just for you. We hope you're feeling better. No more fur pulling, ok? Hugs to all of you.

April 14, 2009 at 2:31 PM  
Blogger Karen Jo said...

Welcome, Jack! You have found the best forever home possible. I am glad that you will be there to keep Twizzler company. Twizzler, I am glad that you have mostly stopped pulling your fur out. I hope that having Jack with you will help you stop it completely.

April 15, 2009 at 12:00 AM  
Blogger Anderson Family said...

The boys are going to love it when I tell him about your new pirate kitty!

April 15, 2009 at 4:54 AM  
Blogger The Creek Cats said...

It's so nice to meet Jack! What a cool cat!
We think you have very awesome beans for giving FIV+ kitties homes! We have an FIV+ kitty, Rambler.

April 15, 2009 at 8:47 AM  
Blogger Jan's Funny Farm said...

Hoe nice that you have a new brother Jack. It sounds as if you were terribly lonely without your other brothers. It's sad they had to leave.

We hope all your fur grows back in and you don't have to take any more med. We want you all to be happy.

April 16, 2009 at 6:01 PM  
Blogger Edsel/The Pooch said...

oh my, i haven't been around much 'cause my Mom has been too busy to help me. i am so sad that your first brothers are gone, but so glad that Jack found you guys and that you found him. sometimes life just works out like that

April 22, 2009 at 10:52 PM  
Blogger Tun Tun said...

mew mew Twizzler I so happy you have a new brother. Mummy cried so hard over Meep and Bear. She says Jack is just too precious and she thinks that Buzzerbee, Meep, and Bear did send Jack your way.

Sending purrs and headbutts

April 23, 2009 at 7:18 PM  
Blogger Shilgiah the Cat said...

Just stopped by to see how you guys are doin' Hope your having fun together and that you and your family are all well.

April 29, 2009 at 2:38 PM  
Blogger Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

Hi! We're just checking in and hoping things are well with you.

How is Jack settling in? Probably very well with such a loving family and sweet brother. purrrrrrs

May 18, 2009 at 3:49 PM  
Blogger Ailurophile said...

Oh I'm so happy for you guys that you are doing better. And you got such a cute new brother! My heart and well wishes go out for you. Sending you many many hugs and purrayers and hoping all the best for you Twizzler and Jack and the hoomans. Take care :)

May 18, 2009 at 11:44 PM  
Blogger Mo said...

Aw, that is so awesome that you all have given Jack a loving home!
If Jack ever wants to do some posts over at House Panthers, he is ALWAYS welcome!
Sending *HUGS* and *chin scritches*
and the Purries

May 26, 2009 at 2:03 PM  
Blogger Charlemagne and Tamar said...

Hi Twizz and Jack,

We hope that you are doing well and look forward to hearing about your new adventures when your beans feel up to it.

Charlemagne and Tamar

May 28, 2009 at 11:33 AM  
Anonymous Lesa Hall said...

After the tragic two losses, I am really glad that Twizzler has a new brother. What a lucky kitty Jack is ;o)

May 28, 2009 at 5:05 PM  
Blogger Shilgiah the Cat said...

Just stopping by to say hi Twizz and Jack! Hope you are all doing well. Come back and share what mischief you two have gotten into when you can ;)

June 2, 2009 at 11:30 AM  
Anonymous dib said...

Hi guys!

Stopped by to see how you're doing and to share this twitter link:

This sounds like spam, LOL. But I really enjoyed it, it made me think of you!

June 2, 2009 at 7:00 PM  
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Hello! I love your blog! I am a Siamese kitty named Leia and I have just begun a new blog. I could use some support as I get underway - please link me!

Let me know if you link me, and of course I will link you too!

Thanks Much,

June 4, 2009 at 9:55 PM  
Blogger Leia said...

Oh Dear!! I went through this list of cat bloggers and gave my blog address and now I have had to CHANGE my blog location! If you have been kind enough to link me, please change the link for me, and if you have not linked me yet, I would love it if you would!! Sorry for the inconvenience, I look forward to getting to know all of you purrrfectly lovely friends!

Leia of the House of 7 Cats

*let me know if you do link me so that I can link you back!!

June 6, 2009 at 3:11 PM  
Blogger Shilgiah the Cat said...

Hi Twizz and Jack!
Please come back and tell us what you and your humans have been up to...o.k.?
We miss you!
Shilgiah, Tommy and Hope

June 15, 2009 at 12:46 PM  
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July 14, 2009 at 11:06 PM  
Blogger Charlemagne and Tamar said...

Hi Twizz and Jack,

We hope that you are having a nice summer and that you're getting lots of nice sunshine to nap in. We're having much nicer weather than usual here, so we've had lots of sunbeams to enjoy.

Hope that you are both doing well and we look forward to hearing from you again when you are up to it.

Tamar and Charlemagne

July 17, 2009 at 11:44 AM  
Blogger Jan's Funny Farm said...

We're not sure whether you've abandoned this blog after your two losses so close together. We hope you and your mom are doing better and are planning to come back.

July 18, 2009 at 2:10 PM  
Blogger The Meezers said...

Hi Twizz and Jack - we hopes that you is all ok. we misses you!!!!

August 5, 2009 at 2:43 PM  
Blogger The Meezers said...

Happy Gotcha Day Twizzler

August 21, 2009 at 8:04 AM  
Blogger Furkidsmom said...

Happy Gotcha Day Twizzler! We hope things are going well for you and your family.

Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

August 21, 2009 at 8:46 PM  
Blogger Karen Jo said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Twizzler! I hope that all of you are doing well and having a great time.

August 22, 2009 at 3:07 AM  
Blogger KitKat said...

Twiz, missing you a lot and Jack too. We hardly got to know him. I hope you get back to posting again. I hope your family is doing well.

Kissies and purrs,
Normie, Mika, Sasha and Grady.

August 23, 2009 at 10:53 AM  
Blogger jenianddean said...

Happy gotcha day, Twizz! Hope you're doing well ...

August 23, 2009 at 2:32 PM  
Blogger brandi said...

We miss you, Twiz and want to know how you and Jack are doing.
We hope you are blessing your beans lives with a lot of nice new memories.

August 25, 2009 at 6:27 PM  
Blogger Puff said...

Hi Twizzy and Jack, we just wanted to stop in and say Hi. We hope you guys are well and give your mom and dad a nuzzle from us.
Puff, Spot, and Baby Jake.

September 10, 2009 at 10:05 PM  

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