Update for Boobalah

Update for Boobalah

image by Ruth Miller
Beautiful Boobalah

June greetings to you, and to all Boobalah’s buddies!

Our little beauty has good news on the health front this month. Her urinary tract infection (reported here last month) has cleared up with the help of antibiotics, so she is no longer taking them. With that one bodily function back to normal, it leaves another still with room for improvement. Boobalah continues to have loose stool and needs to stay on medication for that. But her echocardiogram last month came back stable and considering her high blood pressure and mild left ventricular hypertrophy, that’s something we want very much to keep under control.

All this medical care is possible because you help support her with your generous donations. Everyone at Tabby’s Place thanks you for it!

It’s always good to visit the cats, no matter what time of year, but spring has extra benefits. One stretch of road that I travel has wisteria or at least something purple that looks like wisteria; I can’t pull off the road for a closer look, but it’s pretty all the same. At this time of year, on the New Jersey rural roadsides, it’s the season for large natural bouquets of purple and white Dame’s rocket and other wildflowers. There are also a number of purple flowers in bloom behind Tabby’s Place in Cherny’s Garden. A visitor can sit in one of the solariums with a cat on their lap and see bumblebees hovering over and descending onto the blossoms in the garden. Sometimes, off in the distance, there’s a train whistle from the nearby steam railroad. It’s all relaxing, and always worth the trip.

Although she doesn’t have access to a solarium, Boobalah can go outside for rides in a stroller, but she’s living her best life inside the lobby, enjoying her meals and settling down afterward in cozy beds and cubbies. You can see her nicely framed by one of them in an image on the left.

Another time, she posed sweetly for me, but I didn’t have the camera ready, and when she began to move, I was afraid I’d missed my opportunity. But in an instant she had re-settled herself in the even-better pose you see here, paws held just so, a lady cat gentle and demure and very easy to love.

Now, you may remember that Boobalah and Bellamy had something special between them for a while, and then for another while they didn’t. I’m hearing that the relationship is becoming on-again, so stay tuned for further developments. Remember, the course of true love never did run smooth.

It’s been just about a year since Angela (our Development Director) dubbed Boobalah a N.A.P., as in Non-Anxious Presence. Every human encounters obstacles that can create anxiety, so it’s good to know there’s a N.A.P. for that.

Before I go, may you overcome all your obstacles as well as this white cat does with the obstacle course set up for her.

Wishing you all good things!

Your guest correspondent,