There’ve been some changes!

I think it’ll be a positive note, although not everything is as I wanted to be. But still there are some positives, which makes the whole month good. I can mark it with strong B.

First and foremost thing - 95% chance that Amaya is totally healthy! The last TLI test shows, that the hormone stays within normal limits without Amylactiv medicines. It means, that she doesn’t have to take medicines anymore! We also have to repeat TLI test after 3 months and then after 6 months to make sure, that it’s not temporary improvement. Keep your fingers crossed!

But a general blood test isn’t very good (Amaya has increased lymphocyte count) so we also made an ultrasound examination, it showed nothing wrong.
Furthermore vet told me, that pancreas looks really good, if he wouldn’t make her ultrasound test before he wouldn’t even think, that pancreas was in bad condition in the past.
So now we need to control how does she feel and we’re going to repeat general blood test the same time as TLI.

We also decided to modificate cats diet - we’re trying BARF feeding. My cats had never used this diet in the past, but I would love to feed them healthy.

Food which they ate until today was of course high quality, but still I had to supplement it with dry veterinary food (which has a weak composition of ingredients) and with natural medicines. All my cats have a problem with crystals in urine, urine pH is alkaline - it’s not good :(
We would like to resign first of all from dry food and maybe from medicines too (but later). I hope, that well-balanced BARF let us do this.

I bought some BARF samples for now, because near my home there is cat breeding, which feeds pets with BARF.
We use it for 2 days and it looks weak…
Cats don’t want to eat it, Purka did it once, Amaya tried a little bit, Misio didn’t want even try. Next time I tried to mix BARF with food, which they normally eat, but no one touched such a mixture…
I have no idea how to force them to eat healthy food, I can’t day by day categorically stop feeding them with dry food, I have to make it slowly, because I’m afraid of problems with urine and peeing.
No further facilitated by the fact, that it’s really hard to make a urine test for Amaya. We made it for Purka and Misio before we started feeding with BARF, we couldn’t make it for Amaya… :(

I heard that it’s hard to begin with BARF… I’m not sure if I should let them starve for one day, because we still can’t feed only with BARF for now.

Let’s change the subject - at the beginning of the month I bought my first glasses! Ok, ok - not really first, I wore glasses when I was a kid, but I don’t remember it ;)
Well, to be honest I really feel better now!
Of course I see better, but I also like myself more than before.
I like how people wearing glasses look like for a long time, sometimes I tried to imagine myself with glasses too…
And now it’s the moment, when I really need them; it’ll probably sound strange, but I’m happy about that!

Last weekend we had a driving license course with Adam. I finally make up my mind to have a driving license. It facilitates to visit some places with a car, for e.g. when we travel somewhere we can rent a car. We’ll have to do it if we realize our next holiday's plans. And… I think that we could buy our car, but I’ll plan it when we’ll pass all exams. When I’m looking at statistics I know that it’ll be probably hard to pass it, but I hope that I’ll be able to make it until next year :)
I learned a lot of useful things on this course, I also got a book to complete knowledge and now I’m making a lot of tests (similar to this final exam).
I’m starting my driving lessons on Friday! I’m afraid of that a little bit, because I didn’t have any occasion to even turn the ignition key, and I realized, that this first lesson is on the public street! Well… maneuvering area is too mainstream!
Anyway, keep your fingers crossed and try to watch out, when you’ll see blondie girl in “L” car on Ursynow district in Warsaw - just in case ;)

The weather is recently very nice, so I use my bike wherever I can! We also made our first grill this summer last weekend! We went to Kabaty forest with the bike!

Maja loves to spend her free time outside, we also like going for a walk. I think, maybe it won’t be so bad when we’ll go to the mountains in July… :)

Our trip is closer and closer! I’m worried about how she’ll be able to stand 6-8 hours on the trail. We’ll go early morning (when Maja’ll wake up) and we’ll go back to the small town around 1:00 - 3:00 pm. Usually she has a nap time around 10:00 am - 12:00 pm. It’ll be hard for her, because she doesn’t like to sleep in Tula baby carrier.
Later, when we’ll go to Wroclaw and Katowice it’ll be easier, because we’ll use a stroller. But it’s impossible to use stroller on the mountain trail…
We’ll see, I’m trying to not to worry about it now, I hope, that Maja won’t be bored after 1 hour walking…

I really love to travel, it’s one of my biggest dream to travel a lot! I really would love to infect her with travelling! I want her to expect with impatience each one trip - like me :)

I’m going to make my second tattoo in August. It’ll be related also with traveling, but more with crossing my own borders and with believing in myself and in my opportunities. I’m still working with it, I know that I have really low self-esteem. But I’m on a good way to handle it! I can fight for my now and I can also publicly express your opinion. It’s really a lot of if I would compare it with the past.
I’m going to show you my tattoo when it’ll be done.

No one like to be judged by people, I often encounter such behavior.
I should probably ignore it, but the last situation really touched me more than others.
That was a situation, when one of member of my family judged me (but he completely didn’t know the situation), and he badmouth me with his best friend… He could talk to me first, he could ask me about it and make sure, that he really understood my behavior and course of events…
And again I learn that you don’t choose your family…
But every cloud's got a silver lining, now I know who to avoid in future :)


Easy-going June

I owe you this post for a few days, I was procrastinating, because I’m busy all the time. You’re asking me about Nutka. So let's start from the beginning...

Nutka came to me at the beginning of May, and believe me, it was a huge coincidence. I don’t know if you remember, but I wrote in the past, that I wanted to be a temporary home for some cat and I found a cat, which I could take that time. But the charity organization, which took care of her refused me; they preferred to let her live on the street (specifically in the place, where she was found) instead of living in my home.
There was a fine detail - she was taken from private property, the owners of this place didn’t want her. So she was taken from charity organization by these people, and she was dumped in a forest far away from people.

I have no idea how the miracle happened, but she was found by someone in this forest. Nutka was taken by a woman, who has wonderful and pure heart, but she has a lot of rescued cats at home, so it was hard for her to take another one.
After a short inspection, she learned, that the cat has a special marking typical to two Warsaw’s charity organizations - incision of the ear (sterilized cats are marked, because if they’ll be caught again in the future no one will make a surgery again).
And she started to look for her on the charities fan page, as she wanted to make sure, that she wasn’t adopted and she didn’t run away from home.

She found her on one of Facebook photos. She also read my comment below this photo, I wrote there, that I can still take her if the charity organization will change their mind.

And that’s how she came to me (power of social media).
I made her veterinary tests, dewormed and I fall in love with her.
I started to call her Nutka. She wasn’t aggressive, she bit me slightly few times, but she was really scared after it happened. She looked like she was expecting me to hit her. Poor kitty, she surely had home in the past, after she arrived at my home she perfectly used a scratching mat, she didn’t jump on the table and kitchen tabletop - it looks like she was trained in the past.

Nutka stayed in my home the whole May, she moved to her own home exactly on International Kids Day :)
She would probably stay with us forever, because she was really cute, sociable and very joyous cat; she loved to play with everything - every single thing she found at home - clothes clips, clamping band or candy papers!
But I learned, that she’s typical “single child” cat - she’s afraid of other cats, so she hates them. The socialization was made correctly (we saw a little progress for a while, but it back away in 1-2 days). We also had a behaviorist consultation - she was watching cats more than 3 hours and we both decided, that it’s better for everyone to let her live without any cats.

Nutka wouldn’t be happy with us, and also my 3 cats wouldn’t be happy with her.
We found her a new home, she has a human for exclusivity there, she also has a good veterinary care, high-quality cat food and a lot of cat stuff.
I miss her so much, but simultaneously I’m happy because of her happiness.
She got a chance, the whole month when she was with us she had everything, which every cat in the world should have - love, a lot of food, soft pillow and hand, which can pet all the time. It’s better than wait for home on the street or forest.

I resent the charity organisation, which lied to me and show up with the hypocrisy. On a daily basis they promote the conscious adoptions and raising kids with cats.
They asked me about using my photos (with cats and baby and safe home for animals) very often. They shared it on their fan page when they need to!
And after all, I was treated like this…
They poured salt on the wound just a few days ago, when I asked them for full medical documentation and laboratory tests, because I wanted to send it to people, who adopted Nutka.
The charity organization’s volunteer said, that there were NO TESTS, even basic test, which is always made before narcosis (what a lack of responsibility!), they risked cat’s life and health, because it’s cheaper…
I trusted them, I supported them, I promoted helping them… Ant at the end I’m disappointed!

But after all my temporary cat is happy now and I’m happy because I trusted my intuition again.

June is going to be very positive and biking! The weather is great, I love to work outside!

We bought AeroPress and new coffee grinder, so I can finally make a good coffee at home :)

We also bought a lot of seedlings to plant on our loggia, we didn’t forget about cats of course! We want to make our loggia green and relaxing place. I love to code there and also spend my free time.

At the end of the month we’re going to take a driving license course. We finally booked it, we were thinking about it for a long time, there are some moments, when we would like to use it! And also we plan a long trip for next year, we’ll have to rent a car that time :)
Well… I’m thinking about next summer holidays, even when I have 3 trips before me this year!
Haha! I think traveling can addict! :)