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Waaaaa!….sniff…sob…

June 20th 2014 9:05 am
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Waaaaa!….sniff…sob…
Waaaaa!
I am sad…and maybe need to do some hissing, too!

Meowmy got a notice that I am a DDP, and with all the big nasty fleas here, I can’t see my self over in Diary Central..Right now I might have a better chance of seeing myself if I was in Union Station, cause that would cause a ruckus, MOL!

Well, thanks HQ fur picking me anyways!

Not much to report regarding me…status quo is how meowmy describes it. Still only eating if I am made to…about one can of wet food each day, whereas I should be having 2 or maybe 2 1/2. Usually I have kibbles and a can as snack food.

I am not hiding as much, and sometimes I come to meowmy or pawppy fur scritches.

I will wash my face after I get my medicine or food.

Well, all I can say is keep up the purrs and I thank you all from the bottom of my kitty heart for all the purrs, lawyers, prezzies decorating my page, comments and above all your love.

MIAOW!

 

A Stinky Minky Update

June 18th 2014 9:09 pm
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Well, I am stable, but not 100% by any means. Sometimes I nibble at my food, sometimes meowmy has to put it into my mouth. I hate that , but since the food is usually yummy because its my normal wet food, I just accept it. Not sure why I do not consistently eat on my own...but I did just eat about a tablespoon of my food by myself. When meowmy put some more on my plate, I just stared at her, MOL!

I have done some urka-gurka's, but not much...meowmy says my tummy must be feeling yucky from the medicine I have to take.
After I get my pill, 2 times a day, meowmy has to give me water to make sure its down, and she always adds some baby meat from one of those wee jars. Thats pretty good, too...but if I decide not to eat, then meowmy puts it into my mouth...and hence I am a bit stinky...kitty food on my furs, eeuuwww! So I wash myself! Meowmy likes seeing me do that, I wasn't doing much grooming when I was furst not feeling good.

I go pee-pee in the box, and did a stinky-poo, too...MOL! Nothing amiss there!

But mostly meowmy is setting me in the box, she has not seen me get into it by myself. I just don't want to walk around...
I have been spending most of the time hiding, but this afternoon, meowmy put me in one of my kitty beds in the living room, and I stayed there.
This evening, I came out of there to go and beg pawppy fur some scritches and loves. I sat on his lap fur a while, too. Then I went into my 'regular' kitty nest closer to meowmy's confuser desk. All by myself!

So there you have it...not worse, but not a whole lot better either, I guess it will take time. At least as a kitty I have lots of that, MOL!

It sure was noisy here this afternoon and evening, lots of thunderstorms.

Pipo comes by to sniff me now and then, and we exchange a headbonk or two, but we have not romped or zoomed at all.

Dog-guy sniffs me too...sheesh, am I that stinky?

Well, meowmy has to go to work the next two days on second shift...she has made my medicine schedule fit around her work hours.
Pawppy is home in the evenings, so he can give me noms if I need any.

Thanks so much to all of you fur those rosettes, and prezzies on my page!
And many more thanks fur all the purrs and pawyers. I know they are helping.
All you furends are evfur so pawsome! ♥

 

Minko Isn't Doing So Well & Needs Purrs, Pawlease

June 17th 2014 8:52 am
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Well, this time there is an excuse about why we didn't play in the diaries of our pals or even post our own...

Our interweb connection died. It was not working at all for several days, Bummer. So meowmy went to mobile WiFi 'hot spots' to keep in touch, but she couldn't really take the time to post much from those places. But she did enjoy the coffee in those places, MOL!

Not sure why it got scared and left us…

And wouldn’t you know it.

That is when things happen.

Pawppy had a birthday and we couldn’t mew about that.

Meowmy got hit by a resident at her job. She is fine:)

There is a bird nest in the eaves next door, phoebes; so we are having fun watching that.

Anyways, our connection to the outside world seems to be fine now, hope it stays on, and we hope we didn't miss too much either.

Pawppy had his Birthday and the peeps left us to our devices and they went to visit a railroad museum.

Historic Train Station, Durand Michigan
Historic Durand Railway Station, Durand Michigan

It was interesting to them but not so much to us, we would have been spooked from all those noisy clanging bells, horns and clackety clacks! They had a nice lunch in that town, too...then they came home, and after some time they left again...and met up with unfur the elder and they ate a nice dinner...in a concerted railway station! OMC!


Clara's
(A Renovated Train Station)

Meowmy told the waitress in secret that it was pawppy's birthday and when dinner was done, he got a cake, complete with candle and the whole gang of employees singing a happy birthday to him! He was kind of embarrassed but that was one way meowmy didn't have to bake a cake, MOL!! Or have leftovers...shucks, we could have helped gobble up a cake!

Saturday, June 14th was Flag Day. Meowmy wore a flag pin to work...and it was lovely weather, so we flew our own flag at the den all day long.

Then on Sunday it was Father's Day. Meowmy had to work, so that was sort of a bummer, but she got to see lots of pawppy's; either visiting or being visited.

Well, all this chatter is fine, but now about Me, Minko...

Pipo is enjoying not being pestered lately, I am mostly in hiding mode. No eating, no playing...and only use the box if meowmy puts me on it. OMC:((

This all started on Thursday. Meowmy couldn't even tell any one of our pals about it, cause our interwebs was kaput. Such timing.

My pawrents thought I had hurt my paw by racing back inside the house after one of my furtive ventures outdoors. They thought that tincture of time would be the cure...but by the time it was Friday, they decided it was bad, so off to the vet I, Minko went...after being stuffed into a carrier, sheesh I thought that was rather undignified.

At the vet spot, I had to literally be pried from that carrier...MOL! I'll show them...






We wanted to post this about the same time the interwebs crashed here, but of course time has passed, and now there is more to report. So this is Minko's version of the first part...

I was hiding. A lot:(

And barely eating:(

Playing…nope not that either.

Then meowmy noticed that I was limping. Oh NO.

So she rudely stuffed me in a carrier and off to that vet place I went.

I have lost about 1/2 a pound. Too much, really.

Well the vet lady was unable to find any overt issue with my paw/leg (Left front), but she gave me some analgesic/anti-inflammatory pills to take fur a few days. She said she hoped tincture of time would take care of me. If not well, then further investigations would need to be done.

That first pill went down my gullet at about 1030 am, and now 12 hours later, I am acting a tad better:))

I have to take this medicine 3 more days. Purr that it helps me get better, and that I don’t need to go back to that scary vet place.

Meowmy was also wondering if it could be possible that I have Lyme disease, because of my vague symptoms. So if I do not stay better, she will ask the vet about getting me on the antibiotics needed to help rid a body of that scourge. Sheesh my pawppy’s Mother had that for many years and it was awful.

Hope all is well with all of my kitty pals.

I know that Pipo & I missed a lot of spawsial oc-cat-sions, but its good to be back now.

MIAOW!

Now meowmy is back:

That bit above is what was going to be posted early on Friday when we couldn't...so now...

Minko seemed good for while after getting each dose of that medicine, but after a few hours it was back to hiding. and do not touch me. He was biting us if we did...

I had to force feed him and dribble water in his mouth to make sure he didn't have other issues starting. After each time I put him on the litter box, and he would go right away, not a problem there.:))

But the Lyme disease issue continues to be uppermost in my thoughts, given that the ticks are horribly prolific this year, and he keeps going outside. Kitties groom themselves, so he could have easily bitten off a tick if it was on him so that we wouldn't notice it. We did have one that needed removal on Dog-Guy.

So I called the vet back, and had a discussion with her, she wanted to do xrays...but I asked to get Minko on a course of antibiotics and see if that would help. She reluctantly agreed. Sheesh, I only want to do what my gut feelings are leading me to do.

Well, he is now on doxycycline for 10 days. Hoping for the best.

Now to solve the issue of him getting all those pests crawling on him...UGH.

(We never treated them for other than heartworms because they stay inside, an dog-guy gets treated so he doesn't have any... )

Pleas purr hard for my little Minko so that he will get better and feel more himself soon. He can be a rascal, but I hate seeing him suffer like this.

I will update when I can.

 

The Sweet Rewards Of Getting Busted

May 13th 2014 9:58 pm
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OMC!
Pipo would be wishing he was a naughty kitty...well, maybe...

My naughty chewing habits have earned me a DDP honor, MOL!

Pipo just has to sit there and wonder what he need so do to be recognized fur being a goody four paws...poor brofur of mine...

Well, meowmy didn't have to be at her work, but she spent a lot of the day going on errands...doing chores, and other non-kitty stuff.
She went visiting a lot of other furry pages too, and now I have to get the leftover time...ahhh, that is the price I have to pay fur my chewing time, MOL!

Thanks so much fur the comments, prezzies, pictures, support and MOL's about this trouble I am in.

Tundra sent this nice picture to mark the event:
DDP Picture From Tundra & Gang - Thank Mew!


Tabatha from Kewlest Catster Kitties sent this picture:

DDP Picture From Tabatha @ Kewlest Catster Kitties - Thank Mew!


Pawppy says I keep eying the power supply to his Mac-book, its also an expensive dedicated one. He thinks he should get some peppered tape to cover the temptations...meowmy thinks we should just hide our cords better...duh...

I shall try to post my thank-mews really soon!

Off to spy out the land of 'cordster' here in my den...

 

BUSTED - Red Toothed

May 11th 2014 6:42 pm
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Unfur-the-Elder was here today, on account of that it is Mother’s Day.

Oh yes:

Happy Mother’s Day to all Mothers, be they of fur kids, real kids or both!

Unfur-the-Younger wasn’t here, but he didn’t forget to send a nice card.

Pipo & I purred and headbonked meowmy.

Of course Dog-Guy had to do his act of wagging and woofing.


As I was saying, Unfur-the-Elder was here. He always brings some electronics when he comes.

When evfurryone was sitting down to eat dinner, Pipo decided to take a nap on the condo in a sun puddle.
He entertained the crowd by chattering at bumble bees and other buggies out there. And he chased his tail.

I was not anywhere to be seen, but of course I have some neat hidey holes to snooze away the time.

Afterwards, Unfur-the-Elder came out of the living room…and he was angry…and not a little upset.
He presented meowmy with a unique item, not normally seen, the charger to his spawsial confuser. Its a dedicated one and can’t be interchanged with others.
Um…it was chewed right thorough and there were multiple bite marks all over it.
As you may recall, last week Unfur-the-Elder had to get a new USB cord, because somefur had chewed it up. OMC!

Well, I Minko get the blame, caught red pawed, or rather red toothed as it were, because Pipo was a goody four paws and had been sleeping all through the mealtime…and dog-guy was under the table gnawing on his own chew stick…besides which he can’t get into the living room, there is a gate blocking the way.

Oh-oh!
I am in trouble now.
Unfur-the-Elder says that charger will cost him $55. How on earth can I, a wee innocent kitty with big blue eyes and nice long whiskers, earn $55 to pay it back?
All the while our unfurs had lived here, nobody much paid cords attention, except the skinny slinky ones from earbuds…now I am into the big stuff. Meowmy says I have tried to chew the power supply to her MAC, and pawppy says similar things…

I need to consult Travis The Cat, his peeps know about law and jurisdictions and stuff like that. I don’t wanna go to kitty gaol.
I gave my sweetest purrs to Unfur-the-Elder and some headbonks befur he left to go back to his own den….maybe that will get me off the hook?

And how did you spend your Mother’s Day my furry pals?? MOL!

 

Again...Another DDP!

April 25th 2014 9:48 pm
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Wow-wee!
Another DDP!
And I haven't mewed anything to earn it, MOL!
Well, I have just mewed here at home furst because meowmy was at her job most of the day,and secondly because when I tried to follow pawppy upstairs, dog-guy chased me back down...the nerve...and then Pipo had to get in on the c=act and smacky pawed him, MOL!

Well, we have had some nicer weather of late, and were able to enjoy fresh air along with our sun puddles.
But today its all wet and rainy...well early in the day it was and lo and behold the sun came out when meowmy went to work. Hooray!

I have been enjoying a fine box specimen...it even has peep holes in it, and it also is great to bite...its already full of my teeth marks, OMC! Sharpen claws, sharpen teeth and polish them too!

Well, meowmy says she is oh so tired,and so I won't mew too much...
We can't post my pictures in my regular photobook, so I will make them into rollover links. Still some fleas around here...

Fusrt:
Rory sent me this nice picture to honor my oc-cat-sion:

Picture from Rory and his gang of artists - Thanks!

Then I got another picture from Tabatha at the KCK group:

Picture from Tabatha and the KCK group - Thanks!

Thanks for the comments and rosettes!
And thanks too, to Catster for the honor, and fur fixing most of those pesky fleas.

 

DDP! Hooray! Easter Greetings To All!

April 19th 2014 10:49 am
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Today I am a DDP!
Haven't written or mewed too much lately either, MOL!
Well, I sure don't mind having a turn in those windows of the DDP lineup!

Thanks in advance for all the messages, prezzies and pictures!
Meowmy has to leave in a few minutes to go to her work, but soon pawppy will be back from his errands and then I shall take a nap on his lap! Meanwhile I am enjoying the fine sun puddles that have been bestowed upon us here ...after I finish my bath whilst sitting in my latest box...it has peek a boo holes in it, MOL!

And tomorrow is Easter!
Happy Easter to all of you!

Meowmy says there are bunnies in our yard of late, they got in when the snow was so high, and now they are under the wood pile, and dog-guy hasn't gotten at them yet...and hopefurly won't...

I don't know if they will help the Easter Bunny, MOL!
Next door there are chickens, they certainly can help with the needed eggies, MOL, MOL!

Purrs to all and Happy Easter!

 

Tennis, Anyfur?

April 9th 2014 10:17 pm
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A few evenings ago, meowmy heard me making a lot of noisy scuffles and running around.
What on earth was I into now?
Um, I was playing kitty tennis!
Which means I found one of the tennis balls rolling loose from the doggy toy box…and decided it was going to be my turn!
I rolled it over the floor, pounced on it, and smashed it under the couch. I retrieved it, and did it all over again!
Whee! Fun! Somehow I couldn’t get it to go up the stairs, which is what I do with mousie toys…then I throw them down and chase after them. So I left the ball at the bottom of the stairs, ran up and ran down again to pounce on it. Phew! I got so worn out I just left it and decided to go and pester meowmy as she was working on the confuser…which meant she picked me up and set me on the floor…sheesh…not even her lap!
So I went to the doggy nest and made that my nesting spot, MOL! Dog-guy had to go somewhere else when he wanted to sleep, teehee!

 

My Thwarted Efforts

March 4th 2014 9:35 pm
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I don’t think meowmy appawsiates my purrs and paws furry much…at least not lately…

She had to move her confuser to a different pawlace, cause the chair she wanted to use didn’t fit under her desk. She needed the other chair because her back was bothering her and pawppy’s chair helps…anypaws, now her confuser is on the table. So…I jump up there and then its easy to get between the confuser and meowmy…so she can hardly see the screen or the keyboard, MOL! So she says.
She just doesn’t appawsiate me…see, I start to purr and knead and wiggle a bit, and I don’t like it when meowmy moves her hands and arms to do all that tapping and typing. And why does she get to play with a mouse but not me?
Well after a bit of time goes by, meowmy picks me up, bribes me with a kiss and puts me on the floor…sigh…I told you so!

Well, so then I decided to get to the back side of the confuser. Hey its cozy back there. And…she keeps her confuser on a thick rattan mat. Um…the other name for a rattan mat would be scratching pad, MOL!
She didn’t think so though…and you guessed it, on to the floor I went…after I thought she had forgotten about that, I went to the back of the confuser again…and did not scratch. But…I saw this wee gadget protruding from the back of the keyboard, not the USB cord mind you, this thing was loose and made of metal, so I decided to jiggle it and rattle it, to see if I could dislodge it, to begin a 'bat it around the floor game’. Wow, a neato 'not a cat toy' toy! MOL!
But Meowmy didn’t think so either…she said hey! And I got put to the floor again. She said she needs that toggle to her lock down (It is a computer lock, not unlike a bicycle lock…)…sheesh! So now all I have to do is figure out how to get rid of that thing so that when meowmy goes to her work, maybe I can get to use the confuser myself…yes, that is my goal! MOL!
Until Pipo reminded me that my paws may not be able to manipurrlate the keys furry well…sigh...


I wanted to use the confuser myself to say hooray and thank-mew to Catster fur still being here fur us to purr and pawlay in!
Happy Kitty I am...despite all the thwarted efforts, MOL!

 

Chewy Me!

February 22nd 2014 9:05 am
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The other day when the sun peered out briefly it warmed up my snack!
Well, there was a fly in the windowsill, and meow my hadn’t been around to clean yet…so said fly awake…buzzed and splat, it were MINE! I savored evfurry morsel!

Then a few hours later after I had some so called real noms, I put a big barfy on the carpet right beside pawppy’s chair…meow my said that fly must have kept on buzzing inside of me, MOL!

I like to sit on the desk when meow my is there being my typist. Well yesterday I was there relaxing, and she was jostling a bit to do her catretarial duties…so I said, ‘NO, I want to relax and you are bothering me’, so I chomped down on her wrist…she said ‘Ouch’ and I was evicted…
Well, today I paid her back….

Meowmy has a little music player beside her desk on the end table…and its computerized so it has a usb cord…I tried to snack on that worm…but all I got was a big ‘NO’ and a shooing away…now that cord is all covered up. Dang! Busted and thwarted at the same time.

Pawppy says now he knows who chewed *his* usb cord the other day…I fear my bank account is going to be raided…

Well, I am off to find a hidey hole to take a nap….

 
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