UPDATES 2.15pm: Thanks everyone for your concern. I’m a bit short handed here with Janice sleeping soundly in my arms after her medication. She’s still weak and it didn’t stop raining yet since yesterday. I’ll need to get her warm.




It has been more than 24 hours and I have not had much rest. I’m still monitoring Janice’s condition with her sleeping next to me now. Ever since the “horn case” last Thursday, which did not show any signs of her being sick, she suddenly turned for the worst last night. Her stools were soft, slimy and bloody. She vomited every few hours with clear slimy substance, almost anywhere possible. Occasionally, I saw blood stains on the floor. She barely touches her food although she did show that she was eager to gobble something down. Worst still, she is still shivering now and the continuous cold rain throughout the day did not make things any better. She didn’t even want me to caress her as I normally did. Neither would she want to sleep next to me. This is getting weirder and scarier every single minute.


From the last visit to the vet, she suspected that Janice could be having some fungal infection or tumor. It could either be horns cysts or cutaneous horns but it was rather rare on a young cat like 9-month old Janice. These tumor-like growths are almost always benign. I hated the sound of the uncertainty and it weakened my heartbeat. They might have to run more tests on her to be certain. Argh… most tests! I was advised to apply some cream on the affected areas and monitor her condition for the next few days.

I have thought of surgically remove those “horns” although the vet did say that it was not necessary. It could also be benign fatty tumor but on her forehead and not on her body? I’m feeling very insecure now as the “C” word has always scared the daylight out of me. I just want to make sure that those possibly “might be malignant” parts be removed. It even got me in more stress when I saw one after another of my J Kitty rotating shift in keeping Janice warm. It was some wonderful sights but… my mind kept running with wild thoughts.


I guessed I would have to take my kismet downstairs tonight to accompany her for another day. Just look at that sad looking eyes and tired face of hers. It just hurts my heart deeply to see her so sick. I just wish this bone-chilling rain would stop and I also wish that I could have done more to stop her suffering…


Life has also been quite cruel for Auntie Deb as she would have to undergo yet another operation on Tuesday. Daddy and us J Kitties would like to send our prayers and purrs for her speedy recovery. We love you Auntie Deb… Get well soon too!



  1. I am so, so sorry that Janice is feeling so poorly. I am purring my hardest for sweet little Janice to feel better soon. The “horn” things seem very mysterious and unusual for a young kitten.

  2. Oh no! Poor Janice. The horns do sound mysterious. However, now that she is sick, we start thinking some odd viral thing or something. I hope she gets better soon!

  3. I feel tewwible fow all the bad illnesses that you have gone thwough, and now little Janice..I will pway and cwoss my paws fow hew..I hope you can find out the cause, and cuwe hew..I would cewtainly take hew to see some doctow if you can
    smoochie kisses

  4. We are purring for Janice with all our might. Hopefully she will feel better soon. Purrs, S,S & C

  5. Oh, Criz, we are sorry Janice is so sick! We hope she will feel better very soon. It is scary not knowing what is wrong or what to do for her. But you can’t take care of her if you don’t take care of yourself.

    Purs, hugs and tail wags from all of us.

  6. We are purring and purring for Janice to be feeling healthy and back to her old self very soon!

  7. so sorry to hear that, hope she can recover soon. =]

    wow, ur house have 9 kittens!!?
    wahseh, banyak sangat!

  8. Oh no, we are so sorry to hear that Janice is sick. The horns do sound very scary. We hope she recovers soon.

  9. I’m so sorry. How awful for Janice. We’re purring for her – and you! have you thought of poisoned mushrooms or maybe a snake bite?

  10. Oh noes!!! Poor Janice. I will purr very hard for her to get better. This must be so hard on you as you have been sick too . I am sending lots of purrs!!!!!!!!!!
    Purrs Mickey

  11. Hi there, I am Poppy Q and I hasn’t met you before. I heard on the CB that you wasn’t feeling too good wee Janice. I hopes you feels better soon and enjoys lots of snuggles with your mum.

  12. O, Criz. Poor Janice. She doesn’t look well. Can you get her to the vet? You’ve got to take care of yourself, too. You’ve got the J-Family depending on you.
    Love and Purrs,

  13. We are sending purrs & purrayers to sweet Janice & we hope she is feeling better very soon.

    Hugs & Purrs,
    Sammy, Festus & Emma

  14. Those “horn” things sound very weird to me. I hope and pray that both you and Janice feel better soon. I am keeping Auntie Deb in my thoughts and prayers, too.

  15. Miss Janice
    We will be purrin and purrin for a speedy recovery…our healing purrs will be sent your way…

    Abby,Boo,Ping,Jinx and Gracie

  16. Oh poor Janice!! We are purrring and purrraying for her to get better! Purrrrrr, purrrrr, purrrrrrr, purrrrr and mooore purrrs!
    Your FL furiends,

  17. We've just heard Janice is very ill, we want to send our purrs and prayers for her quick recovery. Please get well Janice!!

    Mindy & Moe

  18. I’m so sorry to hear sweet Janice is not doing well. I am encouraged to see the other kitty try to comfort her. Perhaps that will cheer her and make her better faster.

    I am purring and purring and praying for her to get well and the rain to stop.

    Thank God she has you and isn’t outside on her own dealing with this.

  19. We came to check on you all. We’re glad Janice got some rest and hope you did too. What adorable pictures. We’re purring for her to get well.

  20. We are sending out tons of purrs for sweet Janice!!!

    Junior and Orion

  21. Janice, yoo has to fight this fing! Fight wif all yer might, all us kittys from the blogosphere are giving yoo some of our strength to pull through!

    Purr Purr Purr Purr Purr Purr Purr Purr Purr Purr Purr Purr Purr Purr Purr Purr Purr Purr Purr Purr Purr Purr Purr Purr Purr Purr

  22. Mr. Criz, Janice and you are in our thougts and purrayers … we hope that she pulls through this mysterious illness.
    Many hugs, purrs and headbutts,
    Sabrina, Sam. Simon and Momma Jan

  23. Please send Janice our best. That just breaks our hearts to read this. A young kitty should not have to be going through something like this. Please keep us updated.

  24. I so sorry to hear that Janice is so sick.. Did you take her to the Vet to see what is wrong with her.. And i was wounding why you let you kitty’s go out.. there are so many bad thing’s that they can get into that is very harmful to them.. I pray that she starts feeling better soon.. God Bless you and you fur babies.

  25. Oh poor Janice! I'm sure she has a fever and that's why the shivering. The vomiting and blood are very scary. Poor, poor baby! We'll be purring and purraying for Janice… and that no one else catches this!
    Victor & Nina

  26. Praying & purring for Janice.
    Not The Mama and the purries from
    Purrchance To Dream

  27. Chris,
    I hope Janice has only been infected, Like our Rosa in the beginning of this Summer: A fight with an unknown Cat, that was really dirty, and two days later her right chin looks like a golf ball. Filled with yellow and brown “stuff”.
    Our vet helped Rosa and after 4 days it was all gone. We have never seen that dirty cat around since then.
    Rosa was helped by her sister, Felicia, to keep him away.
    Even Cat sisters help each others.

    we hope the best for Janice

  28. We’re sending lots and lots of purrs for Janice to feel better whatever is making her feel bad!
    the Hotties

  29. I’m still purring for Janice!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Purrs Mickey

  30. Oh man … I sure hope Janice feels better very soon. Get well, Janice!

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