Daily Photo: Lady Emeraude and Her Court of Jesters

four black cats
Lady Emeraude and her court of jesters.

Well, when they’re holding court in in the bathroom and Lady Emeraude is on the throne, what do you expect of three black cats who think I’ll mistake them for her and feed them her food?

This is actually from a few days ago. Emmie hasn’t been feeling well and it seems the lymphatic leukemia is finally getting the better of her. Her eyes have been weepy for a while, then I began to hear a sniffle. This developed into an upper respiratory infection that at first we weren’t sure wasn’t just the dry air irritating her eyes and now. But it’s part of her compromised immune system through the leukemia, the excess of white blood cells, the lack of red blood cells. Where she used to eat just about anything I put in front of her I’ve had to coax her to eat, and sometimes she just doesn’t. It’s not unexpected. She’s come a long way from the summer, and November when she was diagnosed.

Yesterday she sat on my lap for the first time as I sat on the floor in my studio. I’ve spent plenty of time sitting next to her on her bed in the bathroom, but she never got to my lap or stayed there if I placed her there. I think, like most of the cats who’ve spent time in this house, she likes my studio. She is welcome here.


Other daily photos shared on this date

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Package Inspection and Approval, 2013
black cat in box
Mimi inspects the interior of a box prior to packing “This box is the proper size and correctly assembled.”

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Possibility of Lunch, 2012
two black cats looking at squirrel
Could be lunch.

“Broiled.”

“No, too tough. Roasted, in his own juices.”

“We’ll make mom really happy.”

“I know, he stole her little nut grinder from the deck, and he broke two bird feeders.”

“Wait a minute, there’s a better way.”

“Raw.”

“Yes, raw.”


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12 thoughts on “Daily Photo: Lady Emeraude and Her Court of Jesters

  • January 31, 2014 at 7:32 pm
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    My Kelly is on her last few days too. Nothing special, just advanced years (18 or more). She has NEVER been a snuggler or a lap-sitter, but now she occasionally rests on me as she crosses over to the arm of the couch. She purrs a lot now. I think it is maybe a reaction to, not pain, but a sense of malaise. I hope her passing is as easy as Cookie’s was last June.

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    • February 1, 2014 at 5:05 pm
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      So sorry to read this Maureen, let me know if there’s anything I can do for you <3

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    • February 1, 2014 at 5:09 pm
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      Maureen, I hope for the best for you and your Kelly. Sometimes they wait until the very end to reward us with the affection we’d always hoped for. It makes those last days so very sweet.

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  • January 31, 2014 at 2:53 pm
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    we hope ya start ta feel better reeely soon emeraude….like two day..
    🙁

    sending de blessings oh St Francis yur way…..hugs az well~~~~~XXXXXXX

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    • February 1, 2014 at 5:11 pm
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      St. Francis has been spending a good bit of time here since last June! Thanks for your good wishes, Tabbies.

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  • January 31, 2014 at 7:55 am
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    I’m always hopeful to hear news of Emeraude in your posts, I am just enchanted by her. Bittersweet in that she’s not doing well this week but, oh my lord! She got onto your lap! That IS a big moment! Many good thoughts to Emeraude from me and Dante and Puck–let her know we are all purring for her, please.

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    • February 1, 2014 at 5:10 pm
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      Thanks, Lynda, Dante and Puck! She’s held out a great fight–I knew she would not five in easily. She’s holding on for now, and I’m sure she feels your purrs!

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  • January 31, 2014 at 7:37 am
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    Purrs and lot of energy from this end.
    Bittersweet feeling she getting onto your lap.
    Kiss Emmie for me and tell her I care… and my boys would also be there trying to get her food.

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    • February 1, 2014 at 5:13 pm
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      Maru, it’s always difficult when you need to give medications, and up to now it’s been in her food, but with her not eating I need to crush it and mix with water to syringe into her mouth, and she does not like that, but we’re still getting along.

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      • February 2, 2014 at 6:55 am
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        Love is on your side…

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  • January 31, 2014 at 4:34 am
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    We like the pic of Emeraude and her subjects 🙂
    We send her lots of purrs .
    She has done well and we know she is getting lots of love and care.

    Purrs Georgia and Julie,
    Treasure and JJ,
    Angels Tiger and Tillie

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    • February 1, 2014 at 5:14 pm
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      Thanks, Georgia and Julie and all your fur siblings! we’ll all work on keeping her comfortable for as long as she chooses to be here.

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