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April 24th 2013 10:04 am
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Mom was really surprised at how a kitty can be all wacked out of it one second & turn into a wriggle butt when the medicine is attempted..not so fast there Momma! I ate some food late last night so Momma was happy. I did get to go downstairs this morning, and I am napping in my basket on her desk hutch. The cool thing is that she is letting me eat the wet foods I really like the bestest. I got some Halo salmon last night! We only get that once in a big while, but Momma knew I would eat that no problem, so I got some for breakfast too. Tonite is chicken. bummer. I am enjoying the extra lovie-mushie attention though!


home from the vet & how are these meds?

April 23rd 2013 5:24 pm
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The vet had to take out 2 toothies. I am still pretty out of it, and I got medicine to take. My hip xrays show that I have mild hip displasia. I do not have to have surgery, but vet lady said that even though it is mild, I was showing alot of pain. So I am taking Gabapentin for 30 days to "cool down" the pain & then the Cosequin should help me. I really want to go downstairs & climb in my basket on the shelf, but Momma says I cannot for a few days because she does not want me to fall. I am just glad to be HOME! I have been rubbing all on Momma when she comes & pets me. She says whew am I glad you have insurance!!!

Mom here - something kept telling me to get him insured, and boy am I glad I did! Vet gave him buprenex, onsior & antibiotic clindamycin. Anything on any of these meds? has anyone tried the gabapentin?



April 22nd 2013 11:53 am
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Thank you for the well wishes & gifties on my surgery tomorrow. Mom is glad it will be over - and hopefully will not continue. I guess this is the type of thing where some cats have all their teeth out. I love my white choppers! I go in early tomorrow morning, but Mom will post as soon as she knows anything. Thanks my pals for keeping me in your thoughts. Out bad toofie OUT!!



April 20th 2013 3:18 pm
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Hi everyone! Glad to be back. In between battling the water in our basement, momma took me to the vet for my checkup. She mentioned to the vet that I have vomited a few times, and that "Smitty just looks like he doesn't feel good, but can't put my finger on it" well, it turns out that I have tooth resorption. Mom feels like a bad momma that she has missed this - but it was not there when I was at the vet 6 months ago. I am not very good at letting her brush my teeth, but she does use a water additive. I also seem to have a sore hip, when the vet checked my spine & hips. Maybe from when I fell... Any ways, I must have my tooth out, maybe 2 of them. I will get an xray while I am asleep to see my hips. Boy Mom is glad now that I have insurance! The vet said that a virus can cause it - I tested negative for FELV but I did have a bad respiratory infection when I was a kitten. Mom wonders if a virus can lay dormant then cause a problem kinda like how shingles works. I go on Tuesday, and Mom is very scared & worried for me. Can you purr for me? Has anyone had this? The vet says it can spread. Anyone have any info to share would be great.
Smitty & a very very worried Momma


thinner me!

December 17th 2012 8:08 am
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I have lost some weight! it has taken about 6 months to lose a couple pounds, but MOm says that is the right way & that "I look mahvelus!" (a tribute to Billy Crystal days...yep she is old)
I haven't been on the new cat tree so much, but I got my own little bed on a trunk that is my favorite spot. Been showing the tyke about Christmas - we got in a bit of trouble jumping around under the tree, but mom assures us that there will be a couple tiny gifts in our stocking. The kitty tree was our big gift - we got it early. I am going to go & strut my svelte self around so mom can take more pics. See if you can tell in the ones she is posting!


I'm a good boy

November 8th 2012 3:58 pm
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Well, today the box came from Amazon & there was a new YOWWW Banana catnip toy in it! I love that toy, it is my favorite. I basically flattened the last one from chewing on it. So I jumped on the bed in Nana's room where Felix was, and momma was in there talking to Nana & she gave be the banana. I was so excited, and just started to bite on it, when Felix just strolled over & took it. I mean he just took it. I love that toy...but I was good and did not do anything but look at momma. She said "Smitters you are such a good big brother to let Felix play with your toy I am so proud of you" and after a minute, Felix went to have his lunch & momma gave me my banana back. It has some kitten spit on it, but that is ok. So momma says she is gonna order a couple of them next time so I can keep my very own one & not have to share. Thank you too for my ddp wishes. Mom was kinda tied up with Felix so she missed it. Maybe Santa will bring me a bunch of YOWW toys.....


Scary Kitty!

October 31st 2012 11:11 am
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Happy Halloween!
the 2 treats I get are the "not so good for you kind" Mom does have freeze dried ones, but I don't really like them. Nana went bonkers last Christmas & bought a bunch of bags for us (Party Mix, Whisker Lickins & the like) She meant well, so that is why I only get a couple. Maizy doesn't get any of them anymore, mom is trying to keep her totally grain free. But she will eat these freeze dried chicken breast strips, so she gets that. I eat some wet food - Natures Variety & Halo, but the vet had wanted me on the urinary food for 6 months since I had crystals. I go back for my checkup next month, so there will be a discussion about it, as mom does NOT want me on that um...stuff any more. I know Mom gets nervous about it, because Tig got blocked a 2nd time, and he was only eating wet food. So Mom will ask if there is a medication or some way that would prevent crystals maybe so that we can just eat the wet food, and not have to worry.

anyways, save me all your candy, send it to Smithwick R. c/o....
sigh...sorry momma....can I has some nip though?


I am sooooo hungry

October 20th 2012 1:52 pm
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I guess the diet is going ok. Mom will try & weigh me again, but I am very squirmy, and I kind of flop like those toys with the elastic & you push the button & they collapse..(mom is dating herself!) She has a digital scale, but it is not so easy. I think she is going to try & find a used baby scale because she will have to keep strict tabs on Maizy & then I can get weighed better too. Anyways, I am always always hungry. To the point of sometimes it makes mom kind of looney. I only get 2 treats per day, and sometimes some catnip, but other than that she pretty much starves me. She says I am getting what I should,(it's a joke - I really am getting just what the vet says) but to me, it is like a sniff... and then I try & sneak anything that does not get finished in another bowl. When Nana's doggie was on a diet, she would get rice cakes to fill her up, and it helped, but that is not good for kitties at all even though I probably would eat it too! I get my portion spread out through 4 feedings, to try & help. Mom says she wishes there was something I could nibble that would help keep me feeling full. And of course all they show on tv are commercials for Cat Chow & Fancy Feast or Friskies all the delicious looking noms.. just when I am the hungriest - MOM TURN THE CHANNEL QUICK!!! Sigh what we won't do to stay svelte & muscley. Maybe it will help if I just stare at the refrigerator for a while.....



August 29th 2012 2:11 pm
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thanks so much for my 2nd ddp prezzies & wishes! Today my tummy is ok. That is how it goes, I feel crummy, then I can't seem to get enough food. Mom has me on a diet, and she is pretty strict about it. She got some weruva at this pet shop she found - so maybe I will like that. I think that she will be speaking to the vet about maybe a med that will prevent the crystals for me & Tigger instead of pushing the prescription food. Tigger needs something, because he had stated to get them again in the spring, and he eats nothing but grain free wet food. So something is going on. We get water from a line filter that takes everything out. I do not eat any people food. Tigger gets a piece of raw chicken sometimes, so it is not like we get junk. Mom had us on a urinary supplement, but it made Tig's ph go up too high....all we want is 1 food, that all of us can eat, that makes us all happy & healthy..yeah like THAT will happen...
Mom did pick up a bag of EVO Wild treats or something like that. I got to have 1 of those - it is no grain or junk and boy was it yummy! Maybe I can have another one tonight for my snack. Mom is gonna talk to Finney's momma again to see what ideas she has. Well thanks for the good wishes for my tummy too, I 'preciate it. puurs from momma's gentle giant Smitters


rumbly tumbly

August 28th 2012 2:34 pm
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I have a tummy ache today. It seems that I have always had tummy issues since I was little. It is not cause I eat too fast - Maizy does that & she will yack. I savor each bite cause I don't get alot with my crummy diet. Some days my tummy just does not like to play nice. Mom waited a little while for it to settle, then gave me a little chicken wet food, and that stayed where it should. Mom says she will be talking to the vet when I go in about the prescription food. I had crystals, so the vet wanted me to be on it for a while to clear them up, but Mom really feels the food is not the best, and does not like us to stay on it long. I usually eat mostly wet food, and still got them. Very frustrating. I am due to go in within the next month for my shot, so it gives mom a bit to do some more research on food. Keeping our gulf coast friends in our thoughts & purrs

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