Nicknames: Boog, Ruffy, Baboo Kitty (my husbands nickname for him!)
Gotcha Date: July 4th 2008
Birthday: March 5th 2002
Coloration: Orange Tabby
Likes: Eating. He loves to eat. He can hear a can open and will magically appear at your feet, meowing.
Pet-Peeves: He hates getting medicine.
Favorite Toy: He loves small balls, catnip toys, things on strings.
Favorite Nap Spot: He likes the windowsill and the back of the loveseat.
Favorite Food: He loves my husband's fried catfish. He likes most meat and fish.
Skills: He can leap straight up like a Ninja when he's playing ro startled.
Arrival Story: Ruffy showed up one day sleeping in the back of a neighbor's car. They had no window in the back, and the then skinny cat climbed in and slept there. He was very friendly, and would run up to people for attention as well as food. We were able to find a lovely rescue to take him, as we had our hands full with 5 cats, but it turned out he was FIV+. We continued to show him for adoption, but no one was interested, sadly for them, but it was ok, he joined our cat family. He is playful, loving, smart and his favorite thing is eating.
Bio: Ruffy is an 'old soul' and with his funny, slightly tufted ears, and large eyes we believe he's got a bit of an 'otherworldly' feline spirit to him. Ruffy loves to eat, to sleep on the back of the sofa, to laze in the sun and to relax. His bouts of playfulness are funny because he's such a big kitten at these times.
Ruffy is such a gentle soul. As time goes by, we come to realize that he's such a wonderful and kind cat. He seems the most tolerant of other cats, and has a mellow nature. He's truly a wise old soul.
A big solid cat with a soft little meow.
Proudly one of Samoa's Dreamboats in 2012-Dreamboat #59.
Well, thank you for the purrs! They seem to be working! We went to the vet again on Saturday and I am up in weight a quarter of a lb. Vet tested my sugar, because it was a little high and cut the pred back to once a day. Mommmy said the pred and the fluids are helping me, and the vet explained to her that because I'm older, and have FIV+, that some of my health issues come from that. The vet told mommy I looked better, and I will go back in a couple weeks for anohter little check up and repeat bloods in a month.
Mommy likes this vet-he has a 'wholestic' approach, and encouraged mommy to even try the demarin with food for me-maybe in the afternoon after I've eaten. My liver numbers aren't good, but he's hoping to see some improvement, and as for me, I'm getting treated well with chicken and fresh steak-not to shabby if I do say so myself!
Thank you all for your purrs and power of the paw!!! It is helping!
I went to the vet today and Mommmy and Daddy were pretty concerned as I was very quiet the whole way there and when I got there.
The vet looked at my bloodwork up from last year. It was nearly the same! I had dropped off a pound and a half then as well as now.
He took blood, and is running a CBC and a special liver panel. He says my liver is very enlarged. Mommy is afraid=but the vet told mommy I will get pred 2x a day and fluids once a day or every other day as needed. She's to try to continue the liver suppliment and he suggested also that I get whatever I want to eat-which is great!!! Ah the days of fresh chicken that lie ahead!
Mommy ttold him she is afraid of the 'big c' and he told her not to go places yet-and my wanting to eat is a very very good thing! He said it could be some sort of allergy that hits me harder this way because of my immune system. She has AD to syringe feed me as well, though I'm doing very very well eating-
Today I came home and had some lovely fancy feast and then laid down. I don't seem to be feeling quite as bad. A b12 shot may be in order.
The vet didn't stock clinicare, but said he has no problem with mom trying it. He also suggested the colutrum that mom bought for the kittens, a little at a time maybe. He suggested putting a bowl of it down and seeing if any of us would drink it as he says we'll come to no harm and some cats love the taste.
I still think I will prefer chicken!!!
love you all!
love and light-Ruffy
I'm not feeling myself this week.Oh, I've been enjoying treats, but mommy and daddy both have noticed that I've lost some weight-a consierable bit of weight and I've been sitting on my little carpet in meatloaf position. This morning, despite pepcid, I didn't want to eat at all. Mommy said I was constipated-there was evidence I threw up and then passed a small hard poop. I wish she wouldn't discuss these sort of things.
Mommy is very worried. In a months time, I have grown scraggly, and I wasnt' to the vet all so long ago.
Today, to be honest, I'm not minding. Oh, I don't like going, not at all, but I'm feeling pretty miserable.