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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


tank mew!

August 25th 2012 11:32 am
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thanks for my gotcha day wishes & for the ddp wishes! Mom went on real quick & saw that! I did pretty good with Felix. We were all sitting waiting for mom to get our dinner (which by the way she never really does fast enough) and I turned to Felix & washed his face & his ears, and then he washed my face as much as he could reach cause I am waaayyy bigger than him. Mom was happy. For some reaon I still grab him by the neck, but it really seems to mom that I am playing, just a little rough. She was remembering that Tigger did that to me too. So she keeps saying "Smitty just you wait till Felix is bigger & he is gonna get you!" Right now I am about to take a snooze by the kitchen window in the sun so I must get to that, but thank you all my friends. Mom was hoping that Felix would encourage me to move more - We chased each other a bit this morning too!


a letter from momma

August 23rd 2012 2:49 pm
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from momma: Well who could guess that a scrawny little kitten stuck in a tree would end up such a big boy? My sweet gentle giant, always there to "tell me all about it". I hate that you have to be on a diet, and cannot have much of treats anymore, but it is only because I love you so very much & want you healthy & around for a long time my big boy. You always like to talk to me, and I think you have even mellowed Maizy some. Thank you for letting Tigger find you in the tree & then climbing up the screen-porch wall & screaming to be let in - I am a lucky momma to have a sweet bunny-fur, big pawed, chirpy boy and I love you.

from Smitty: my lucky day was smelling them ribs & wanting in! I guess I have always loved food! I thank you all my friends for the gotcha gifties. Mom says I get a treat tonite for gotcha day! I do try real hard on my diet, but boy it is not so easy. I have been watching to not play so rough with Felix, and I even washed his face the other day before breakfast. The Dad said I was probably tasting him....DaaaaaD - not funny.....well a little funny! thank you all my pals for the wishes!


it's all good

May 11th 2012 10:53 am
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I wanted to say a big thank you to all my pals for the gifties & well wishes for my 2nd birthday! I went back to the vet last week for a urine check & NO CRYSTALS!! and I lost a few ounces too so at least all that starvation mom has been putting me through worked. I could swear that I musta lost about 16 pounds I was so hungry. Well I guess since I don't even weigh 16 pounds...only about 14 1/2. Well, Tigger has his own news so I guess that is it for now.

Oh HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY TO ALL THE MOMS YES KITTY & DOGGIE MOMS..I SAID IT.... and thank you to my mom for seeing how much a scrawny little kitty needed her. I loves my mom...even though she is starving me...


WOW I'M 2!!

April 29th 2012 6:25 pm
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Today is the day Momma picked as my BirdDay. I am 2 years old already! All growed up Momma says. I got a bunch of extra scritches - the good by the ears & cheek kind. Best of all even though I am on a diet, Momma gave me a couple of Temptations milk flavor treats for my birthday snack. Boy I haven't had any treats for almost a month, and I chewed them so sllloooowwwly to enjoy every morsel. I go back to the vet Friday for her to check if the crystals are all gone & to see if I lost weight. Momma says it looks like it to her. It is really cold & damp & rainy here, nothing like last month when we set records. But I am a happy kitty cause I am warm & I have an almost full belly....stupid diet. & soft places to sleep. We are getting excited cause The Dad finished constructing our cat tree! Now all he has to do is put the carpeting on it, and some rope on one pole. It is all recycled materials except for a cement form tube that he is making into a sleep cubby for us. Mom says it is HUGE! (The Dad tends to get carried away sometimes) but it will fit right by the front window so we can look out. He measured the platforms so that the match the windows! He has to work alot this week, so mom says we prob won't get to play with it for another week...but what fun to look forward to! All in all I had a great BirdDay, and I want to thank my friends that left me gifties. Mom says she will help me write my thank you notes tomorrow. Well, it is dinner time, and I am not missing that! Peace my friends!!
luv, Smitters


diets r no fun

April 16th 2012 7:18 pm
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This diet thing is for the birds. I have never been free fed, but I had a tendency to finish Tigger's or Maizy's food that they left. And I might have had a few more treats than I should have. Sigh..Mom has been very strictly enforcing the food measuring, and NO food gets left out anywhere! Not even a crumb! The only thing I got to have was some cat grass, but how much salad can a guy eat? Mom says she is on a diet with me, but she seems to eat alot more than I do.....Then Tig went and got into trouble by opening my food container. If he would put the lid back on, dang it! But then I bet Mom would have brought me back to the vet thinking I was sick! I have to go back at the end of the month to have my wee checked to see if the crystals have all dissolved. sighhhh I dream of catnip truffles & mousausages, and fish pudding.....sigh.... Mom says to stop whining, and that I will live, but I am hungry....sigh..... Well, gonna take a nap so I can dream about all them good noms. sigh.....


saw the new doc

April 8th 2012 4:10 pm
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Well I saw the new vet, and she was really stunned that I did not get such a good exam before. Good news is she said I am a big boned boy, with HUGE PAWS, & only need to lose about 1.5lbs. And my blood work came out good. The not so good news, is that my urine test ultrasound showed some sludge & crystals, & there were crystals in the weewee. So she told mom that in order to dissolve them right away, she wants me on the SO food, then re-test in a month. I have to take Cosequin like Tigger does. She said I was on track to block up, and it was a good thing that mom followed her intuition that something was not right. Except that mom is really upset, and here is why: I eat mostly wet food, with extra water in it. The only dry I got which was Nature's Variety Instinct chicken, was 1/8 cup at night. I drink alot too - filtered water. She feels like she is doing something wrong - but she was feeding us the best wet food, and everything. So now what - if I almost blocked eating that good stuff- the prescription food does not seem so bad if it keeps that from happening. It was horrible when it happened to Tigger. A year ago today as a matter of fact. And yet the ingreds are just ewww. We don't know what to do, and mom does not want to play with my health. Well, I guess we will see in a month. Happy Holiday to all my pals. And I am glad that I did not get sick like Tig did, so besides being on a DIET, I am pretty happy. paw taps, Smitters

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