Today, the Kittenheads have let me use their blog to be a gushy mum. We hit a big milestone with Lishy the other night. Some of you may remember that when we decided Lishy would stay with us for as long as he could, I became obsessed with the notion that he must have a collar from PretaPawte, the same as Fui and Suey had. There was a problem though in that the collars are made to fit necks of 20-30cm (8-12 inches). For Lishy, we needed a collar that would fit a much smaller neck. The lovely Alison made a collar especially for the wee boy, of 12cm (4 3/4 inches). It was the teeniest collar I have ever seen. At the time of ordering, we had been warned that Lishy may not even make it long enough for the collar to be delivered. As Lishy continued to defy the vet's prognosis and grow, we have been letting the collar out. It is now 22cm (8 1/2 inches), and wont go much bigger. On Wednesday, I had the exciting experience of ordering Lishy a new regular sized collar.
I know some will think it is ridiculous to be excited about ordering a collar, but to me, it meant so much more than just something cute for tags to be attached to. Ordering Lishy's collar was a really practical indication of just how far he has come, and how strong he has become.
Today marks 11 months that Lishy has been living with us. He is showing no symptoms of anything other than tiring fairly quickly when he plays. He has been microchipped, fully vaccinated, desexed, and keeps up with the big cats, all things his vet said he wouldn't be capable of. I would like to say thankyou so very very much to all the people, kitties and pups who have commented, purred, sent emails and suggestions, and sent their love out into the world for our boy. I really believe that in addition to his tough spirit, all the positive energy that was aimed at Lishy has helped him get to this point, and I am so very grateful for that.
He is an extraordinary wee boy, and we are blessed to have him in our lives :)