Beauty And The Beast

Voilà la beauté de l’arbre de Judée.  It’s a breathtakingly gorgeous redbud tree, of the cercis siliquastrum variety.  I’ve never seen one before, but suddenly they’re in bloom everywhere.  The one in our garden is absolutely covered with huge, peaceful black bees.

Beppo, who’s been very ill recently, lies in the dappled redbud shade and tries to forget his troubles.

We too try to forget Beppo’s troubles, but it’s hard.  Even a warm summer day scented pink and buzzing softly is not enough to stop our worrying.  Send Beppo healthy thoughts through the blogosphere, s’il vous plait.

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17 Comments on “Beauty And The Beast”

  1. Jan Lang Says:

    Oh, poor Beppo, so sorry to hear you’re having a hard time of it. Sending lots of healing thoughts and wishes over the miles to all of you.

  2. Wendy Says:

    Hope Beppo starts feeling better soon, poor thing! What does the vet say?

  3. Abra Says:

    The treatment here is three shots of interferon spaced a week apart. He has to be under general anesthesia for the shots, since they go directly into the tonsils, and when he wakes up from that he’s really a mess and insists on being held for 6-8 hours afterwards. So, sadly, we’ve cancelled our trip to Bretagne, since there’s no way we can leave him like that. But, after losing Riley and Sushi so recently, we’re determined to do all we can to save Beppo. It’s a treatment that’s not available in the States, else it might have saved Sushi, who died from the same virus. And in fact he does seem to feel better today, whether from the first shot or the good vibes it’s hard to say.

  4. Rebecca263 Says:

    Hazzit, poor Beppo! We tried Interferon for my cancer, isn’t it a small world? I wish that I could have been held after, too- it makes you feel so poorly. Does Beppo shiver? One side effect for me was the shivers. I send warm thoughts and white light to your small family in France, and I hope that Beppo feels well again, soon!

  5. Debra Lane Says:

    Abra and Shel – Sending healing thoughts to Beppo your way. I did not realize you lost Sushi and Riley, I thought they were being cared for at your home. Hugs to you 3. Deb

  6. Lucy V Says:

    I’m so sorry to see that Beppo is not feeling well. He is such a sweet kitty.

  7. Char Says:

    Dear Beppo, Hope you soon feel much better !

  8. Ray Says:

    sorry you are all going through this. I just experienced this ‘journey’ with my dog. Good Luck & vibes to you all….

  9. Nancy Says:

    Prayers and vibes for good health to you all, from Minnesota! Dear Beppo, sweet Cheshire cat, your humans love you so much; you must recover for their sake as well as your own.

  10. Lauren Says:

    Forehead scritches to Beppo – I’m sad to hear that he hasn’t been well. Tons of positive energy is being sent from my way.

  11. Pat Says:

    Beppo, be well soon. We want to see you back “home” on Bainbridge Island. I just home visited 2 cats for 10 days while their owners traveled. None as beautiful as you B! Heal quickly.

  12. islandlass Says:

    Oh Abra, I wish Beppo a most speedy recovery!


  13. Eden Says:

    I’m so sorry about Beppo, and hope the Interferon perks him right back up.

  14. Rona Y (prasantrin) Says:

    How’s Beppo doing? I, too, send head butts his way.

  15. Abra Says:

    Thanks for all the good wishes, everyone. Beppo finished the 3 week treatment yesterday and seems to be much improved. We’re still keeping our fingers crossed, but things are definitely looking up.

  16. Malarkey Says:

    All kinds of good thoughts, vibes and everything in-between are being sent Beppo’s way from me. Keep us posted Abra, he’s such a sweetheart.

  17. sistaelle Says:

    Ah- pretty boy- sending soothing healing kitty vibes across the universe.

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