Recap for Weeks 3 & 4 of 2012 with Update on Yazmine

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Venture Realty International

The December Posting Challenge kept many of us in touch and I am continuing with a recap each week. I'm behind so here is the recap for weeks three and four of 2012.

My office manager Yazmine (a Siamese and great friend) has developed severe kidney problems and many of you have asked me to continue updates.

Yazmine has been doing much better.  I have been giving her subcutaneous fluids most days.  Most of the time she doesn't seem to mind the needle but once in a while her little meow sounds just like someone saying ouch.  Today I was getting ready to give the shot and she said ouch just before I was ready to give the shot. Then she looked at me as if to say, "Oh you haven't stuck me yet, have you?"  --- Just like a little kid. 

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And how here is one of my file photos of Yazmine:



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Comments (11)

Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905

Gary~first off, I loved your recap on "Y" and she sure is a beauty. I also know that Siamese are talkers anyway, just goes without saying!

I am going to bookmark, and I love personal messages...but you already know that about me.


Jan 29, 2012 06:35 AM
Gary Coles (International Referrals)
Venture Realty International - Las Vegas, NV
Latin America Real Estate

Gayle, Thank you. Siamese definitely like to talk -- I knew Yazmine was really ill when she stopped talking.  It is good to have her talking again even if she does complain.

Jan 29, 2012 07:27 AM
Toni Weidman
Sailwinds Realty - Trinity, FL
20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL

Yazmine is asking if you really are going to do that every day, Gary. Poor baby. Sasha is not having kidney problems yet but I expect it to happen someday.Sasha Weidman

Jan 29, 2012 07:45 AM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

Gary I love the shot of your office manager in the briefcase.  How sweet is that!  And glad to hear she's talking even thou she's a little upse with you about the shots.  You're a good Dad!

Jan 29, 2012 07:56 AM
Gary Coles (International Referrals)
Venture Realty International - Las Vegas, NV
Latin America Real Estate

Toni, Yazmine seems to realize that I need to give the injections almost everyday and usually she doesn't even flinch.  Today I think she wanted some extra attention --- and of course she got it. I'm glad Sasha isn't having any problems.

Jan 29, 2012 08:05 AM
Gary Coles (International Referrals)
Venture Realty International - Las Vegas, NV
Latin America Real Estate

Anna, Thank you. She has always wanted to be part of my business.  And, I am trying to give her the best care possible.  She really doesn't complain much and even when she gets the injections she doesn't get mad at me. I am sometimes amazed at the amount of trust that she shows.

Jan 29, 2012 08:07 AM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Gary-Lindsey is good about letting me give her shots and this is from a kitty that generally won't let you do anything like that but maybe in some way she knows that is what is keeping her alive. It was brought her back from the brink last year. She is also a talker. It is a very deep gutteral meow. She wants to be outdoors and I let her in the fenced in backyard but she want to be outside of it and heads across the road everytime. I know she is going to die one day but I want to know where she is when she does not laying dead somewhere or hit by a car. She is frail and staggers regularly.

Jan 29, 2012 08:38 AM
Gloria Todor
Premier Property Sales & Rentals - Media, PA
& Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA

Hi Gary, Thanks for the update about Yazmine.  Hard stuff for both of you, yet she is still hanging in there. Great photo of her hanging out in your briefcase.  I always like how cats know the places that are important to their human pals. 

All the best.


Jan 29, 2012 09:11 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Cats are so much fun, and I love that picture of Yazmine in the briefcase.  Ours will jump in the overnight case as we are packing.  I love how Siamese express themselves and are so affectionate.  Glad you sent out your cards, and we are wishing you lots of business from them. A

Jan 29, 2012 10:55 AM
Peter Pfann @ eXp Realty Pfanntastic Properties in Victoria, Since 1986.
eXp Realty, Victoria BC - Victoria, BC
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HI Gary,

Great to hear your office manager is doing much better, we don't want to see "the Boss" suffer"

it is handy to have the boss on your case (suitecase) making sure you are staying busy....


Jan 29, 2012 12:00 PM
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

Gary, I'm glad you are taking good care of your office manager... Yazmine... it's not easy to find a good job with health benefits nowadays! :-)  Hope your updates are behind because business has been good to you thus far!

Jan 29, 2012 01:11 PM