Irie is our cat. We adopted her seven years ago, on a whim, after we saw an ad for her in the newspaper and discovered she lived around the corner from us. She is one of the most chilled out cats you will ever meet, which really fits with the meaning of her name:
(I-rie \I ‘ -ree\ adj)
1: To be at total peace with your current state of being. The way you feel when you have no worries. 2: Powerful and pleasing 3: Excellent, highest 4: The state of feeling great. 5: IRIE stands for I Respect I Eternally. Meaning you have respect for yourself; being happy with who you are. 6: To be at peace and harmony with your self and the status quo of your existence. 7: Jamaican term for everything is good, higher self, serenity 8: To be happy, to be high, most commonly used by Jamaicans.
Irie is now fourteen years old, which is not young, but she should still have a few good years left in her. Unfortunately, Irie hasn’t been feeling very irie lately—Her appetite is small, she is limping … She’s just not feeling up to par. We’ve spent a decent chunk of our budget trying to figure out what is wrong with her, and the vet finally decided she has awful arthritis and needs to be on steroids and pain meds. They seem to be working, but Irie has racked up quite a vet bill.
This is where you can really easily help! The vet is having a holiday photo contest on Facebook. All you have to do is like the photo on the Facebook page, and Irie has a chance of winning a $50 gift certificate to the office!