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Age: 12 Years Sex: Male Weight: 12 lbs.
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March 18th 2002
being with his humans. he follows us everywhere
anything not nailed down
Favorite Nap Spot:
back of the couch
whatever the humans are eating
Monster was born in my home along with his 3 brothers. I found homes for them and his mother, but he was so tiny for his age I though I'd wait a few weeks more before placing him. That was 7 years ago.
Monster earned his name by being exactly that - a monster from kittenhood. He acted like he'd never been fed in his whole life and would growl if you got too close to his food. He had to eat whatever was on my plate and would try everything he could think of to get to it. The spray bottle worked for a little while, then he just sat there and squinted his eyes while I soaked him. He's grown out of it, sort of. He'll still try to eat off a plate if he thinks he can get away with it. He's a big, healthy boy with bright blue eyes and a mind of his own.
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He is more dog than cat. He follows us everywhere, opens cabinets, overturns garbage cans, and starts games of fetch by dropping a toy in a lap. He torments his siblings one minute, then curls up with them in a chair the next. They don't know what to think of him.
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August 20th 2014 8:42 am
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Yes, furiends, Catster and I are both on the mend, thank goodness. I had an ultrasound on Monday and it showed that I have a mild case of inflammatory bowel disease. When mom thinks back over the past year, she thinks perhaps it was developing (I was throwing up a lot, but I have a habit of eating wall insulation) but she didn't really pay attention. She read that grieving for a lost companion can instigate illness, so she thinks that Diva's passing caused a flareup that resulted in more dramatic symptoms.
So now I am on some meds and am getting some of my energy back. I still don't eat well - the husband was complaining about all the half-empty cans of food in the fridge and how much is thrown away because I won't eat it. Mom asked him if he knows more about cats than she does, and if so what would he suggest. That shut him up. He got back on her good side by paying for the ultrasound.
Mom still has to follow me with the food bowl and coax me to eat a little at a time, although I DEVOURED a cod fillet last night! Hopefully when my insides feel better, my appetite will come back. The vet wants me to eat hypoallergenic food (duck and potato) but I won't even give it the time of day.
August 17th 2014 11:41 am
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Greetings, all my furbulous furiends. Yes, it has been a millenium since I prowled around on Catster. Fleas, and all that. Also, silly Mom thought she had been shut out because of the password debacle - she was not able to sign in on her tablet. But she discovered that she had never signed out on her desktop, so EUREKA! Here we are.
It's been a very sad time for mom and me. Last month we lost my beautiful older sisfur Diva. One Saturday she refused to eat breakfast, which was totally not like her. She was a regular vacuum cleaner. Mom rushed her to the vet, and within a matter of hours we had a highly likely cancer diagnosis. She had a big mass in her chest displacing her heart, fluid in her chest & abdomen, and her bone marrow had stopped producing red blood cells. We were absolutely stunned. Diva had been a little quieter than usual for a few days, but mom was not alarmed because she was a sedentary cat and she was still eating well. There was nothing dramatic to tell us that she was so sick. Mom made the heartbreaking decision to let her fly free.
And now I have been giving mom fits. I've been acting finicky about my food for a while. Mom kept bringing home different brands and flavors; one day I would like it, the next day I wouldn't. I was also vomiting sometimes. But I was still me - running around the house like my tail was on fire and getting into everything.
Then one day I refused to eat anything, including roast chicken, my favorite. Mom flew to the vet, where they took blood and xrays. All came back normal. The vet suggested an ultrasound to check for IBD. We also considered that perhaps I was grieving for Diva and my appetite would come back.
The next weekend I crashed. I turned my nose up at just about every kind of food, and worse, I didn't want to move. I would walk a few steps and sit down, or just lie at the top of the stairs or next to mom on the couch for hours. We rushed to the vet again and tested for pancreatitis - negative. Mom gives me pain med in a syringe, which I hate. I'm not vomiting anymore, thank goodness, and am eating a little better, although mom has to follow me around with the food dish. She's also giving me really cool snackies, like dried shrimp and cod from her dinner plate. I'm still not moving much, but mom is letting me sleep with her on the bed (the husband is away doing his airplane captain training, or this would not be happening!)
I want to thank my Auntie Lisa (Finney and Lacey's mom) for talking my mom down off the ledge, and all mom's Catster Buddy Facebook friends for their purrs and well wishes. And thank you To Hazel Lucy's and Mazie's mom for putting my profile on the Facebook page and to my Catster pals for the purresents and purrs.
We have an appointment with the internist for an ultrasound tomorrow and I will be sure to let you all know what the results are.
May 13th 2014 1:28 pm
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Oh my catness, I had absolutely no idea that I had been chose as a DDP on Saturday! Mom has been very slack about logging in regularly, but also Catster didn't notify me at all! Thanks to Angel Smiley and Angel Buddie for their p-mails!
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