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:new:PLEASE NOTE: I am NOW donating portion proceeds of any prints of photos & visual poetry [ & my own professional hand-crafted greeting cards coming this Fall of 2010] depicting domestic animals, sold DIRECTLY through TEA PHOTOGRAPHY to the local shelters.
For MORE INFO. READ in the Cat-Dog Sub-Gallery...
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:bulletblue:Introducing: Tsuki
Or fully: Tsuku Blue, but what has ended up being "Tsuki-Lu" :aww:

Tsuki is Japanese for Moon. I named her this because she is as completely white as a full moon on a truly clear night. :aww:

Her birthday is set at or around July 4th 2009. So, as I upload this, she's about 5.5 months old. However, she is photographed here at the beginning of November, at about 4 months.

She was 2 lbs 8 oz. :( Underweight and very ill. :hmm:

:bulletblue:When I met Tsuki at my volunteer job at my adoption/foster group at PetSmart, it was near the end of October. She was from the other adoption/foster group- as two groups work through our local PetSmart.

I began to notice pretty quickly into my shift, that this tiny forlorn cat was very ill... watery eyes, sneezing constantly, difficulty breathing... OH NO!!!

It had suddenly hit me that she had a Respiratory Infection, and something had to be done before the other cats were infected as Respiratory Infection is HIGHLY CONTAGIOUS among cats!

I called the main lady of the other Foster group.... and the poor tiny sickly thing was picked up...

However, I couldn't get her out of my mind. :no: :ohmygod: sigh...

:bulletblue:I called periodically for about a week and a half, and the main foster lady gave me brief updates, indicating that the white kitten was improving.

Near the end of this week and a half, around 5 times of calling, I told her I was interested in seeing her for myself, and WE drove out to the foster care place ourselves...

At first, Tsuki DID seem improved, HOWEVER, she was being kept in a cage in a cold garage with other sick animals... and there were many things here that I just wasn't sure about, and that's all I'll say... :hmm:

This lady is nice, but really just has way too much on her hands... she truly thought the cat was improving, :nod: but with all as too many cats and everything else, she was not spending the time, to know the truth. She was planning to take Tsuki back to PetSmart in a couple days again... [and we'd be back to square one, with infecting the other cats!!!! :ohmygod: ]

:bulletblue:So, as it turned out, we decided & were allowed to take the cat, right THEN,

WHO, as it turned out, had NOT improved at all. Tsuki was really just as congested and having as difficult breathing as ever. She was actually breathing through her mouth. She was listless, etc...

I was able to have my own vet take her in the next day, and start her on heavy medications.

I was so worried about my other cats, though, but we had a little extra meds to give to anyone that started showing any of the slightest signs... We were hyper-vigilant, with all of them.

AND!!! I had to sleep so close to Tsuki to make sure, she didn't stop breathing in her sleep, for a couple weeks.

:bulletblue:The timing of all of this ended up coinciding with the Thanksgiving trip to Tucson, Az... :nod: [where my parents have a CAT-EATING-DOG ] and as she was not done with her meds, and I was not having my friend who house/pet sits, give meds or care for Tsuki.
Tsuki had to come along.

She was quite the addition to the adventure, and I must say what a great car-rider and absolutely NO trouble whatsoever. :aww: She was awesome! :D [Everything worked out with the dog, too. :rose: ]

Luckily, Tsuki was finally a lot improved by the beginning of this trip, but certainly had a long way to go and needed to finish up her meds! :nod:

:bulletblue:It had been a very scary thing to watch such a teeny life struggle so desperately, and not seem to have anyone who could truly be there for her. The timing was off for her. I think there was no right time. :no: Technically, we weren't available... the timing was NOT good, BUT, we didn't know what to do, but we had to do something.

It's been challenging, in various ways... but we are blessed to have this little survivor, who we see as a BIG GIFT.:heart::love: she is truly an amazing little creature, :omg:

:bulletblue:One other special and unique thing about Tsuki is that she is a Polydactyl cat.
This means that she has extra toes! :)

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gigi50 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:iconpinkdancingflower: FEATURED [link]
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LilSunnyGirl Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So Beautiful! :love:
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Daystar-Art Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
She's beautiful, and a fighter, too. I'm happy to hear she's okay :sun:
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KBAFourthtime Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011
Pretty kitty.
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DemonMathiel Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011   Photographer
Featured: [link]
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Sirio29 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011  Student Photographer
She's so cute! :love:
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:iconblhplz: This wonderful work is featured here [link]
We hope you like it!
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moniiiquee Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010
tsuki-lu.
-love she-
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MewtwosLittleOne Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
More than one of your beautiful anils have been featured in my custom widget 'Instant Love'.

I adore Tsuki; I wish her a long and healthy life.
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Dieffi Featured By Owner May 4, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I have featured this beautyful picture in my WHITE-collection[link]
I hope you will agree!
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Linda-art Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your beautiful photo is featured here: [link]
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KotChatul Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2010
Amazing <3
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Spidergirl79 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2010
Shes beautiful. <3
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bewilderedconfused Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
What an amazing story and you are an amazing person for not giving up on this beautiful cat. :heart:
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philippeL Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:wave: Featured here -> [link] :D :w00t:
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amaralisabel Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2010
She is absolutely gorgeous!
What a beautiful story, with such happy ending :love:
I believe the lady's heart was in the right place, as well. She was doing her best yet her best wasn't enough.
It's a shame that not enough people volunteer to take these poor babies and give them proper care.
Bless your baby's little heart, and yours, for caring.
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Miarath Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2009   General Artist
So beautiful. :heart: :)
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Cattereia Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2009
Interesting story! I must say, I'm absolutely glad that my cat has never been ill. She's gotten into fights and been wounded several times, but nothing as major as Tsuki. Certainly nothing contagious.
I'm glad to hear she's doing well now!
An excellent picture, too, by the way! She's absolutely beautiful!
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newanubian Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2009
She is so pretty and the name you gave her fits perfectly!! :nod:
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mssbehave Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2009
beautiful!
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2009  Professional General Artist
:aww: Thank you! :hug:
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mssbehave Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2009
you welcome :hug:
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AndromedaII Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2009
:iconawwplz: Wow, Tea, I do remember you telling me something about a new addition. She's so lovely..she's come a long way with your wonderful caring ways and love. :iconbigheartplz:
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Wild-Soul Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2009
She's a beauty! Glad that she made it. :hug: Now she's living with you too?
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mim304 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2009   Photographer
She's beautiful, Tea! You both are so lucky to have found each other! From looking at this picture, you could never tell she'd been so sick. :love:
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Shini-Smurf Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2009
omg, so beautiful :iconmonkeyloveplz:
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Caerolle Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2009
Oh Tsuki is so beautiful!!! :nod:
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2009  Professional General Artist
:aww: Thank you, Caerolle! :glomp:
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words-that-stay Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2009   Photographer
This reminds me of when we first got our Rolo. Glad that you were able to adopt her :)
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2009  Professional General Artist
I am also, and I am so happy for when you first got your Rolo, too! :aww: What a cute name for a cute cat! :XD:
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Samcatt Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2009   General Artist
did you sneak into mine and take a pic of sugar
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2009  Professional General Artist
:lol: ;)
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Jazzs-girl-4ever Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2009
featured :)
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thanks! :thanks:
How wonderful of you. :hug:'s
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Jazzs-girl-4ever Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2009
:huggle:
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JocelyneR Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2009
OMG, she is so pretty! Beautiful pic! :heart:
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2009  Professional General Artist
:aww: Jocelyne! :glomp:
Thank you so much. :thanks: :hug:'s
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JocelyneR Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2009
You are so very welcome, Tea! :tighthug:s

:iconsparklesplz: I wish you a very Happy New Year ! :iconsparklesplz:
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adelaar1 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2009  Professional General Artist
Poor kitty. But she is very pretty. ^^
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2009  Professional General Artist
Adela! :glomp: Thank you! :thanks: Yes, and yes. :nod:
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awjay Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2009
awwww....:heart:
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2009  Professional General Artist
:hug:'s
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awjay Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2009
thank you..:)
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VisualPoetress Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2009   Digital Artist
She is so beautiful, lovely shot sweet Tea :)
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2009  Professional General Artist
:aww: Thank you so much, Michelle. :thanks: :heart:
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VisualPoetress Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2009   Digital Artist
She is beautiful is she now part of your family?
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2009  Professional General Artist
Yup, she is. I know my artist comment about how it all came to be, is hecka loooooong, :faint: :giggle:
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VisualPoetress Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2009   Digital Artist
That is wonderful :) she will be very loved :)
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2009  Professional General Artist
:heart:'s
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VisualPoetress Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2009   Digital Artist
Take care going night night :) :hug: :blowkiss:
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