Wednesday, January 9, 2019

My Near-Death Experience

Hola kitties! I had a near-death experience on the last day of 2018. Lemme try to describe it for you. I'm using file fotos to illustrate since TW didn't think to grab the flashy box while this drama was unfolding and I know you'd rather see fotos than read words.

My Near-Death Experience

TW and I had just gone to bed about 3:15 a.m. When she finally turned off the big orange rock, I started to wash. Suddenly, I didn't feel too good. Had I swallowed too much fur? My throat felt swollen. I uttered some funny-sounding noises and started to cough. I could feel TW panicking so I jumped off the bed.

My Near-Death Experience

Like all good cat staff, TW knows the signs of when I am prolly gonna get an asthma attack and tries to be proactive. At those times, I usually sleep with my neck stuck out or make cute snoring noises. This night, I had been quietly curled up in a ball before I washed.

My Near-Death Experience

She turned on all the lights and followed me into the other room. I was in the hall sounding like I was trying to barf. If anything came out, I would swallow it which she knows isn't good for a cat. I moved into the living room and started coughing again. Then I saw it! A tunnel with a bright, bright light at the end. If I squinted, I could see rainbows and was that Buzz Lucas?? I started to walk toward the tunnel, the light and my Buzzy.

My Near-Death Experience

I wouldn't let TW near me with the inhaler thingy. I went behind the tree and coughed and gagged some more, then she saw me emerge in front of the couch. In actuality I was starting to walk into the tunnel towards the light and my Buzzy. I was shaking, wheezing and gurgling. I heard TW's voice in the distance calling for Pop, who was sleeping.

My Near-Death Experience
I saw Pop come in like a dream as I took another step toward Buzz who held his paw out to me. He was calling me his girl or was that Pop talking to me? Pop picked me up and in a moment, I was out of the tunnel which had vanished. Apparently by picking me up, Pop dislodged anything caught in my throat. I looked around and saw both TW and Pop looking worried and scared. A few moments later, TW was offering me food but I didn't feel like eating.

OK, I didn't feel like eating the slop with meds that she was offering. I felt like eating some kibble and so I did. Pop went off to bed. It didn't take me long to forget the tunnel and the light. I jumped on my pink perch and then into the Ivory Tower of Power condo. I wanted to play. The only tunnel I knew was the one in the hall that I always play in.

Pop saved my life. Someday I'll see Buzz again but 3:30 a.m. on December 31st wasn't the time.

39 comments:

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

I'm glad you were okay after that! We want you here on earth for a good long time, CK!

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Whoa, CK! That is one terrorifying story (well, except the part about seeing Buzz--that was sweet). I am SO relieved it was not Your Time. You are far too young and beauteous, and I lubs you lots XOXOXO

Momma Kat and Her Bear Cat said...

Way scarier than the cat cube that brutally attacked you twice! We're glad you decided to stick around and grace us with more of your wit! Ummm ... STUNNING!

Caroline Rhea said...

Phew. Glad you're OK. And well done Momma and Poppa for saving you.

Fr. Tom Fishworthy said...

This gave me the shivers. So glad you're allright, CK! - Tom x

Brian said...

You stay right here where you belong CK, we love you and we're sure glad all is okay.

Kruse Kats said...

Next time, follow the tunnel to St Louis where there will be 2 man cats and your homey.

Janet Keefe said...

Wow, that was really, really scary. We are so glad it was not your time. We imagine it took TW longer to calm down and get back to normal than it did you!
Jan & the crew at Wag 'n Woof Pets

Kitties Blue said...

CK, please don’t scare yourself, your folks or us like that again. We have enough drama in our lives. Yeah for your pop saving you! XOCK, Kitties Blue

Eastside Cats said...

Hokey Smokes, CK! That was scary, for your peeps!

edie said...

I'm glad you're doing okay. That was scary, I can't imagine how your Peeps must have felt.

Purrjamm Cats said...

Oh no! What a scare! Thankfully your folks to in-tune to your sounds and can act quickly. You poor baby, what a scare. Now go get some treats and chill out, you deserve it. Purrs

The Swiss Cats said...

How scary ! We're glad your dad saved you ! Purrs

Patty Woodland said...

It's good you did not die. We would all miss you

ANGEL ABBYGRACE said...

What a scary episode CK. We know that TW and your Pop were very concerned but we sure are glad you stayed here and didn't go into the tunnel.

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Pixel, Otis and #AngelJinny said...

Wow! CK, we were scared for you as we read this! Thank heavens you're ok! We agree with da rabbits of trout town! Stay here with us a very long while! ♡♡♡♡

Mary McNeil said...

Wo, CK - we are sooooo glad everything turned out ok ! We'd like you to stick around for a long time !

Katie Isabella said...

CK that scared me to read. Thank goodness being picked up dislodged whatever it was!

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

That was very scary. I am relieved that whatever it was got dislodged and you were saved by your Pop.

Melissa, Mudpie and Angel Truffles (Mochas, Mysteries and Meows) said...

How scary! We're so thankful you're okay. Don't scare your peeps like that again! They're not getting any younger ;)

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

WOW! That is scary. I am glad you didn't leave us. XO

Savannah's Paw Tracks said...

OMC!! BFGF! I was totally terrified until I got to the end. Don't you dare leave me!! You take care of yourself.

The Indulged Furries said...

CK, we're glad you didn't get all the way into the light and that your Pop (and TW) were able to help you.

Holly said...

Holy cow - that is terrifying. Thank goodness Pops was there. Glad you are ok and it was a temporary incident.

Jans Funny Farm said...

Did TW ever get to sleep after all that? Must have scared her half to death. Glad you are okay.

Lola The Rescued Cat said...

Oh my gosh! We're so glad you're okay, CK! How scary.

M. K. Clinton said...

That must have been terrifying for all of you! I am so thankful you lived to tell the tale!

Caren Gittleman said...

OMC you poor baby!! Thank COD for Pop!!! And...poor TW!!!!! I know she had to be beside herself. You aren't going anywhere CK, you got it? xoxo

meowmeowmans said...

OMC! That is so scary, CK. We are really glad this wasn't your time!

The Island Cats said...

Wow, that musta been scary, CK. We’re glad you’re okay.

Tails from the Foster Kittens said...

Very scary. I'm sure TW is still anxious over what happened. Purrs to you both

The Florida Furkids said...

That had to be super scary for everybody. We're glad your Pop saved you!!

The Florida Furkids

RRCatty said...

So glad you came back, but I know TW and Pop were scared! ❤️❤️❤️

The Menagerie Mom said...

Your Pop is a literal lifesaver, CK! Though I know you miss your Buzz, I'm glad you didn't leave us for him yet. Take it easy, CK!

Just Ducky said...

That is scary!

Three Chatty Cats said...

Geez, CK! That's very scary and I'm glad that your pop saved you! No tunnels for a very long time, okay? Unless it's the one in the hall.

Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs said...

Thank Cat for Pop CK and stay out of tunnels that have good looking mancats in them. They sound dangerous.

Marv said...

Wheew! Close Call! I am glad your Pop was there!
Purrs
Marv