Favorite Nap Spot: wicker basket, squishy pillow, any available sunspot, anywhere next to mommy
Favorite Food: Anything that is Foooooood!!! Mostly fish and chicken, Felidae Cat Food, Pumpkin
Skills: Hanging upside down, answer to my name, give sandpaper kisses, will sit & dance for treats, understands english, makes chirping noises to get attention, tight rope (narrow ledges) walker, computer skills like typing/launching apps/deleting files
Arrival Story: I was born in Austin, Texas. My mommy cat was attacked and killed by a dog, I was just a few days old at the time. My human parents fell in love with me at first sight and adopted me. I'm extremely loving and affectionate lap cat that will give sandpaper kisses on request. I'm really playful and active. I tend to have a "tomboy" attitude because I love to rough house and play. Cally, who's like a cat mommy to me, is trying to teach me be more of a "proper lady kitty". Cally taught me how to be a cat because my real cat mommy died when I was very young.
Bio: My name comes from the Robert Heinlein's book "The Cat Who Walks Through Walls". Very fitting since I ran into a door within the first hour in my new home after zipping around trying to burn off energy from my excitement. My new sister thought I was nuts and avoided me and my parents for three weeks. She was really angry about my arrival, but now she's happy I'm in her life.
I have 8 of 9 lives left - When I was a year old I decided it would be fun to climb the patio screen door. I got my claws stuck in the mesh and tried to get down. When I finally freed myself, I lost my balance and ended up hitting my head on one of the living room end tables on the way down. I somehow managed to walk away with just a cut on my lip, but mommy was freaking out about all this red stuff on my white fur. I kept telling her I was okay. Anyway, I still have a little scar on my lip from the accident.
My blood work came back normal, so the vet does think I had some bacterial overgrowth or IBD. Mom picked me up some yogurt, so as soon as I'm off the icky Flagyl, she help get my system back to normal with good bacteria.
So far I'm tolerating the Flagyl well, Daddy gives me the pills and then chases it down with 5 ml of water. I'm not loving those ear drops though... grrrr.. hiss!
Mom took me to the vet today to have them do my blood work and check me over. I had a little diarrhea a few weeks ago, and I've been playing with my ears a little too much lately. This morning as Mom was putting me in the carrier, she noticed that I had a little diarrhea again. I hate those baby wipes *sigh*
My activity level is normal... IndyCat 500 normal *giggles* I threw up a hairball earlier in the week, and felt better afterwards. But Mom didn't like the combination of events, so she carted me to Mr. Vet. He looked me over, did a fecal exam and pulled blood work.
We won't have the results of the blood work until tomorrow or at the latest on Monday. However, he did find some red blood cells present in my fecal smear. He didn't find any parasites, so that's good. He was thinking I might have IBD, in combination with allergies. Mom found that I have a reaction to anything corn based, so she's been careful on what she gives me.. either canned or dry.
He also did a test on my ears, as I had more wax in them than normal. I do have an ear infection, mostly likely due to my allergies from a few weeks ago. He sent me home with some ear drops and some Flagyl for my tummy. *crosses paw that clears everything up*
Other than that, everything "felt" good and sounded good. Strong heart, good sounding lungs.. etc. So we're just waiting for the results. Hopefully, everything comes back normal.
We were hoping Pixel finally got rid of her horrible bout of diarrhea from two years ago after changing her diet and getting her system back to normal. Last night, Pixel start having bad gas again and woke up this morning with diarrhea. We're going to change her diet to something bland for a few days - boiled chicken and rice, with a little pumpkin for fiber. See it slowly switching her back to the normal food w/ probiotics helps. We'll keep an eye on her for the next 24-48 hour to see if everything improves.