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your cat eats that?

February 9th 2015 3:48 pm
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I don't really eat any human food. I do like whipped cream though.


Lucky Ducky

October 3rd 2014 10:36 am
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Well pals, I just got lucky, and Momma says I probably used 1/2 of one of my 9 lives. Tuesday, I didn't feel so good. I was in my bed, and did not want to eat or play. I didn't even really talk to Momma - we chat alot - all very unusual for me. Now, those of you that know me, I love my noms - so red alert #1. Tuesday night Momma even said to The Dad "I don't think Smitters feels well - he doesn't seem right." I ate a tiny bit Wednesday morning, but was still very mopey. Momma figured when she got back from the grocery to get Nana's milk, a vet call would be made. When she got back & went to put a few things in the basement, there was a pile o barf with something in it. At first she thought it was a leaf, but there's no plants inside the house that I can get to. When she went to clean it, there was a balled up section of curling ribbon - probably at least a foot long. Momma has been cleaning the basement & getting rid of things. She moved some wrapping paper from one spot into a different drawer. Somehow that must have been mixed in and fell. She really watches stuff like that, cause I am known to eat things I should not - so Momma always double checks. There wasn't even ribbon in the drawer.... She thinks that it was in between the sheets of wrapping paper (which was from our Nana's old house) So I got a 1/4 pepcid, and I am doing fine, back to my old self. It scared Momma, and she felt bad that it happened, but glad that I was able to get it out. I guess I gotta leave the spaghetti alone! So a word to the wise - make sure you double check when you move things!


surgery done

May 28th 2014 2:14 pm
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All went ok with the surgery itself. Now we have to wait 5 business days to find out what the heck it was. Vet said she had no idea what it was....It looked like a white mole to Momma. Vet gave me a pain shot instead of taking medicine home, which Momma is not such a fan of, it made me so out of it all night. I was so hungry but I couldn't even eat, so I slept until almost 8pm. Then I ate some, but my pupils where still huge & all wonky. Been sleeping most of the day today too. I got 2 stitches that will have to come out. Momma said why don't they just use the dissolveable ones....oh well. Like I said we won't know anything until prob end of next week. I hope my pretty furs grow back on my neck quick - I'm cold!

ps YAY Catster we got pictures back!!!


yikes and the bad B

May 16th 2014 1:11 pm
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I went to the vet for my usual poking and prodding. Do they enjoy sticking things...well you know...? My teeth look good - Momma was worried since I had the resorption before. However.....she had noticed a little bump almost like a little pimple towards the base of my ear on my neck, and mentioned it to Dr. Lebbin. Doc does not like to leave any lump or bump on that area no matter how small - it is not a good place for them to be and they are not always harmless- she says it is better to GET IT OFF. So I go on the 27th to have it removed. I hope it will be ok. Momma wasn't worried before, but now she kind of is...They will send it for biopsy, so we will know what it is - which I hope will be nothing. I had a tramatic visit though - I ended up peeing in the carrier on the way there (I never have before) so much that there was no pp for a urinalisys. and my towel cushion was soaked. THen I poopied on the way home. I am sorry Momma - I made the car STANK!!! sooo I went right to the basement in the carrier and had to have.... A BATH. I was so so scared, and Momma got soaked. She felt so bad to have to, but I smelled - and a kitty wipe was not gonna do it this time. I got myself so upset that when she wrapped me in the fluffy towel & brought me upstairs, I just laid there in her arms. This scared Momma cuz I am not the "hold me" type of kitty. I guess I wore myself out trying to jump out of the sink. I got a nice lunch & some treats though. I am curled up sound asleep on the soft blankie on the bed in the office while Momma is working. I will get a nice brushie later & I am sure some more treats. Keep your paws crossed my pals please? just for extra safeness?
signed, a very weary (but shiny clean) Smitty


an extra birthday treat!

April 30th 2014 7:22 pm
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I forgot to add, Momma did get me some treats. They are PartyMix puffs - lobster shrimp & scallop flavor. I loooove fish, but don't get it much, so these are really a special treat for me. I only get a couple, but they are really crunchy & I love that! And Momma says that bag is just for me!


purrfect day

April 30th 2014 8:27 am
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Thank you all for my well wishes & gifties! I had a good day. I rolled around on the screened patio, which is a bit dirty so I had to get wiped off. I sat on the shelf by the window & bird-watched (Momma filled the feeders so I could see a bunch of activity) The air smells of spring, and I got some catnip. We had one moment at dinner, Momma had just put some special birthday food in my dish, and just as I was about to start munching, Tigger flew into the kitchen, pushed me out of the way, and snarfed my dinner. I looked at Momma pretty pitiful, and of course I got a refill in my bowl. Tigger got in trouble, and kharma intervened, because he promptly barfed up all of it cause he wolfed it down so fast. So Momma said "see that's what happens when you steal Smitty's dinner" I lounged on the fuzzy blanket for a while, and got some good scritchings and all that mushy lovey talk from Momma. The Dad even said "happy birthday mr. mittens!" (that is his nickname for me) That even suprised Momma, for a tough-guy like The Dad to wish a little ol kitty happy birthday! thank you again!


It's my Birthday!

April 29th 2014 9:13 am
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Wowee I cannot believe it - I am 4 years old already! Momma found me during a difficult time in her life - her Aunty was ill & dying with cancer, and I helped to cheer Momma up. Aunty even got to see me before she passed & she got to pet me, and I made her laugh with my cute mews. Momma says I always seem to take care of everyone. I help Felix, and I keep watch. Every night, I patrol the house before I go to sleep. And I started to sleep on the bed every night which I did not do really before. I think today will be a great day. The sun is shining for a while, and Momma opened the window so I can sniff the air. I heard mention of getting a little tuna for dinner, and Momma was looking up a recipe to try & make some cat treats that I could eat. I probably won't get any new toys, cause we have a ton, but Momma said she got a new package of catnip that is nice & fresh for me. So I will say that I am a happy boy.

from Momma:
my sweet gentle giant, how I love you my Smitters. You have such soul in your eyes when you look at me, like you really understand what I am feeling & telling you. You have come a long way my bunny-boy - when I first saw you, you ran & I had to take a week just to get you to eat with me sitting there, then you ate from my hand, and then you put your trust in me to help you. Now you get to be a spoiled happy cat, never to know pain or cold, or hunger. (although I know you think you are starving ALL the time, you really aren't my sweet) I thank you for letting me cry in that soft bunny fur when I needed to, and for tapping me so gentle with your huge mitten paws to let me know you are there. You are a good big brother for Felix, and I know you try so hard to keep everything running smoothly around here. It seems you have become the family advocate! I hope that I am able to be a worthy Momma to you for many many more years, my wonderful big-boy Smitty-kitty. And no, it is not time for dinner!


Happy St. Patty's Day!

March 17th 2014 10:25 am
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I am the official spokescat for the family to send you all some Irish Blessings. Our humans are of Polish & Hungarian descent, but Momma has always ALWAYS loved St. Pattys & all things Irish. She goes all out, and hey that's ok! She makes soda bread & Guinness cuppycakes & Irish pub music is a blaring. And tonite we will watch Darby O'Gill & the Little People. All these traditions started when the human kids were small, and they stuck.
So me being the one with an Irish name, I get the day to be extra special! Mom is also starting to figure out how to put effects on our pics, as you can see by my nice hat & stein of catnip juice! (kitties can't drink beer) Have a wonderful fun day! Happy St. Patricks to all - and today it is purrfectly fine to be a wee bit Irish!



February 12th 2014 7:56 pm
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Well kitty wishes do seem to come true! Momma is still copying everything JUST in case something gets squirrely. But this is great news. I sure hope that anyone who had left will find out & come back. We will also still visit our friend Macy's forum - his Momma worked really hard to fix a nice site too. whew, sometimes it works my friends.....


hello & a Felix update - it's a biggie

February 12th 2014 2:07 pm
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Hello all. Well, not much goes on for me really. I am a good boy & I don't get into trouble. I make sure that Momma always knows the food schedule - I am like a clock & let her know if she is even 5 minutes late! I got a good sunspot yesterday. Momma said I looked all passed out & I was *blush* snoring! I had good dreams of birdies & food! Momma is getting sadder as the inevitable Catster end date looms closer. Then she got walloped with a bunch of bad news on Felix, which she will tell you all! I probably will have one more diary before Maizy's turn.

Hey all
Felix had full digital xrays yesterday. I was in with the vet for an hour going over everything. If anyone has any experience with ANY of this stuff, please give me a shout. Another bad thing about things closing is no more being able to do a search for things in the health section!
So here goes;
The right leg he had the luxating patella repaired, he must have been leaning heavier on that leg, so now the cruciate ligament is ruptured. Also his sesamoid bone is cracked in half on that leg. His left leg, has the luxation bad & also the cruciuate ruptured. His hips have gotten worse, and the femur is rubbing on the bone, so he needs the heads of the bones cut off. His front leg bone ends are showing some sort of mineral defect, probably genetic. The long bones of his front legs, the marrow space is very small - the bone walls are very thick. She mentioned possibly osteoptrosis, but that she had never seen that in a cat. His white cell count is low, either from the inflammation in those bones or that he has not much marrow space. I plain out asked her if I take care of all this, will he have a quality of life? I love him with all my heart, and I will do what it takes, but I also do not want to put him through things if it will not help him. I would have to make the hardest choice - he is not even 2 years old. She says that after the hip & knee surgeries he should be ok, not perfect (he is perfect to me!) and the front leg issues can hopefully be managed with diet & supplements and NSAIDS. Also he is very constipated from it hurting so much to try & go, and also prob cause he does not move much. So I have Lactulose & another med to help him go poops. She is sending the xrays to an expert radiologist/orthopedic vet, and also consulting with an internist regarding the mineral issues. My heart is breaking for my little pirate kitty. All I know is thank goodness that I have insurance & Care Credit, because I don't know what I would do. And on top of all this besides things closing here, while trying to prepare a bridal shower for my future daughter-in-law & their wedding in April. I am so sad...not about the wedding, just alot of stress!

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