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September 14, 2009

Power of the Paw Needed

It has been a rough two weeks.

The hoomans are still somehow in denial over the loss of George, who went missing on August 30, while they were in Hongkong. Somehow, we still hope that one day George will turn up. Every time a bird chirps, they would always look up, hoping that it would be our fat, avocado-colored brother. But it never had been. And we don’t know if it will ever be.

Poopie and I wanted to make this post the moment the hoomans came back last September 4. But we never could. Doing so would make things final. We still hoped that he would turn up. Although the reality is, George didn’t stand much of a chance since his wings were clipped. He was a hopping parrot, not a flying one. And with Gring Gring and a gazillion other cats in the neighborhood, I shudder to think at the 2 hours that my other hoomans failed to realize that he was already missing.
Every night I would dream bad dreams. Really really bad dreams about George. Maybe that is why when manang first learned that George was gone, she asked Poopie to comfort her. Who wouldn’t need comforting? Knowing that your brother, even if for two months, had gone missing and you don’t even know if he is alive, well or already at the Rainbow Bridge.

Last Sunday manang saw a black butterfly continually swooping down on a certain spot near my day time kennel and she was almost already convinced that it was George, it was still difficult to accept that he was gone. But each time a bird chirps and we can hear the fluttering of wings, a spark of hope flickers within us.

I never knew until then that there were so many birds around us. Beautiful birds. Lively birds. Living birds.

But that was not the end of it. We had delayed this post intentionally because we didn’t really know how to start, or where to start. Learning what happened and how it happened was not easy. But we choose not to think about it. But now we had to, because apart from George, another brother needs your help. And it breaks our heart into tinier pieces everyday.

My brother Batista is sick.

Batista was with Poopie when manang bought her Pet Taxi as they prepared to travel from Bacolod to here. He was this little tan mini pinscher boy with a big bark but an even bigger heart.
Last Thursday manang’s brother brought him to the vet for a check-up because Bat-Bat was not behaving like his normal self. His blood test results were very low. :(( He failed in all categories except for his WBC.

The vet said he had blood parasites or ehrlichia. Poopie and I searched it over the internet and it didn’t sound too good. Mommy Lilli said that if both RBC and platelets were low, he might already be in stage 3 if he does not respond to his medicines.

By some divine intervention manang will be going to Manila today for work. She would then be able to buy his medicines there since they were out of stock where Batista is.

Please everypup, please please pray for our dear brother Batista. He needs your help. Poopie still needs him. She will be going home again on December and she wants to see him and Kim Tzi there.

My sister loves him so much, and even if I had not spend any time with him, I also love him. He makes my sister happy and knowing that alone makes me happy as well.

Please Dear Lord, make my brother Batista well again.

In all fours and paws,

Aki and Poopie


Noah the Airedale said...

Hey pals,
First of all we are very sorry to hear about George the Parrot. Poor George. It would be hard not knowing what happened.
We hope Batista is ok. We have our paws crossed for him.

Noah Willow Tess Lucy

Maggie and Mitch said...

We're sending lots of AireZen to Batista! Feel better soon, buddy!
Our paws are crossed that George is alive and well and he found a new place to stay where he's being loved and taken good care of and hopefully one day you'll discover where that new place is.

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Thor said...

Hi Dear Aki and PoopĂ­e.
I am so sorry to hear about George. Hope he is well, in a good place with people that take good care of him, with much love.
I am keeping my paws crossed that Batista gets better very soon! Praying and thinking of George, Batista , you and all your family!


Raising Addie said...

Hello there!!!

We are so sorry to hear about George. He was a beautiful bird. Not knowing is the worst.

We will be praying for Batista. What a sweet heart! We will have all of our paws crossed for him.

Lots of Luv & Kisses
Addie, Lucie, and Hailey

The OP Pack said...

We are so sad to read this post. Poor George - we know how sad you must all be. We will cross our paws and send good sibe vibes that he returns one day and that Batista will be OK.

Hugs, the OP Pack

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

I'm khrossing my paws, waving my floofy tail, and sending Sibe Vibes fur all of woo!


the professionals said...

we are furry sorry for all the heartache you are going through at the moment, stay strong... it is hard! my paws are crossed and i am sending lots of pawsitive energies!

Lorenza said...

Hi, Aki and Poopie!
I am so sorry to hear about George
I have my paws crossed for Batista!
Take care
Kisses and hugs

Huskee and Hershey said...

We were so sad when we learnt about George on FB... somehow hoping that he is still alive and well does keep the hope alive, if not for a while. It's hard to not know what happened to the little avocado-coloured bird...

Gosh.. and now more sad news about Bat-Bat.. it never rains, but pours!! Sending all of you lots and lots of hugs from us.. Hoping that little Bat-Bat will overcome all odds and be back to his usual self.

Thinking of you and keeping you in our prayers..

Huskee, Hershey and mommy Shane

Paco,Milo, Maya and mommy Simona said...

EHY BROTHERS!!!!!!!!!!!
Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh noooooooooooo!!!
We're just come back and we've read these bad news from you!!!!
Ohhhhhhhhhhh poor George!!!
We're sooooooooooooooo sorry for him!!!
We're praying for him hoping he is alive and can find the way to home soon!!!!
Or he is in a good place with people that take good care of him, with much love!!!!!
George....we love youuuuuuu!!!!
take care of you!!!!
And poor Batista!!!!
We're keeping our paws crossed (and mommy and dad's fingers) that he gets better very soon!!!!!!
We missed you a lot dear brothers!!!!
We need youuuuuuuuuuu!!!!!
We're praying and thinking of George, Batista , you and all your wonderful family!!!!!
Please....take care of you!!!!!!
Hope to hear good news from you soon!!!!!
Tons of love..kisses...licks and pawsitive vibes!!!!!!

the 4 Bs said...

oh so sad. we are sending our special power of the Bs for Batista to get well. another B friend - we don't want to lose him.

we are so sorry to hear about George. he is such a beautiful bird. with clipped wings, he would not have much change to survive. we are very sorry.


Dino and Family said...

Oh Man! What bad news! Sorry about George. I am praying that Batista recovers soon! Hugs to your whole family. Love, Dino