February 6th 2011 9:48 am
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Furends I am feeling great!
Da Pops is a bit upset wit me fur keeping my ouchie clean and neat but dats hoomans. I dont know why but they dont want you to EVER touch an Ouchie?
All day: "Rumpy Stop that!" and "Rumpy don't lick!" and "Rumpy stop causing troub..." Oh yeah! That was about jumping on someones head!
Like I was saying I feel GREAT! I am full of go-and-get-up!
I think we are having a kitty par-taa today! The bro-furs are all quiet like and are whispering! It is either that or they are going to gang up on me and jump on my head for a change. I hope so! Whee!
Thanks fur the purrs! I think that is why I am doing so well!
Oh Pops wants to say suptin! Bye!
Pops:"My little fellows burn is on track. He can wiggle around to get a small spot and I am going to try something called Yuck on it and see how that goes. It stops licking. My sisters dog just kept going so we shall see.
I am really happy he seems to be like before. I just have to start setting the limits I have let slide. He has to get back on track to share with his brothers. A tough lesson for this headstrong kid. He is very smart and finds ways around things. The little bug.
We are doing a vet run tomorrow or Tues so I will keep you up to date!
Thanks so much for the support! It really gave me the energy to get through this very difficult trial!"
Pete AKA Pops
February 4th 2011 4:23 am
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Furends! I am doing pretty well
I gave my Ouchie a lick last night cause Pops was "checking" my wonderful collar (I am starting to like it). I got a big hunka hunka hard stuff off and he liked that but then I got the other part nice and clean. I think cat clean and hooman clean is very diffurent. We like to get our raspy tongues to get right down to, well, us. Hoomans want to leave some "old us" on our Ouchies.
But dat Pops does know a lot. He really got me feeling better when this all started and I was like "Ohhh Leave me alone Ohhh".
Wow that Trout oil works gud so tanks Tabbies!
Ingen I will this weekend when I have more puter time!
Thanks too Toki who made me a nice suit to wear. I cannot wait to see it.
So Pops says about 2 more weeks. That will be a little more than a full month. Sigh.
Prrtt to my pals
February 3rd 2011 4:13 am
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Not much time today!
Took furever to spell that title! With paws n all it is rough to type. And what is the spelling with hooman words anyhow? Where did they get the name for today? Listen to a mouse or rat! They do stoopid stuff like that.
My Ouchie is less ouching.
I still have my collar cause I do lick too hard the part that is not all healed up. It got a bit of red leaking last night. I think Pops was going to remove my Tudor collar but he saw that and said: "Rumpy-Bump you have to be more careful or we will have a longer healing time!"
So I was good last night.
Pops has a good way to pet me too! He kind of reaches on either side of my Ouchie and wiggles his hand. It feels real good! Then he does under the Tudor Collar and my neck... I am all like: Prrtt! Prrtt!
I also have a good appetite with this cold. I think I am back up to my prior weight and Pops pokes my belly with his finger and calls me "dough-boy"... I am Rumpy-Bump. Silly guy!
So the purrs have worked but I am still getting better so thanks and keep em coming!
A Prrtt! To you all!
February 2nd 2011 4:26 am
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Oh catz we shuda posted last night!
Dat Pops buzy so we buzy too!
He hadda meetin on Monday to change his job!
We doan know what dat means but he says he will have more energy iffn he get out of, hmm, he calls it "The third ring of Hell"...
What-ever... Peeple funny... He funny too...
Monday: So me I was really feeling better. Then I pulled my scab again! I was all OUCHIE Ouchie ouchie then it was ok.It happened right when Pops put treaters down do I was like. WANT, run away, WANT, run away, Want, ok lets eat. I felt better in less than a cat-nap. Pops then put that goopy on me when I was chowin down. I said "so what I chowin down" so that was that.
Pops got another book that he told me says this takes one month to heal a "deep partial thickness burn". That seems like a whole lot to mumble. Just say "Ouchie"? Peeple! Dey mean well.
Tuesday: I was just about the same as Monday. That scab I pulled was hanging so I let da Pops clip it off. Really interesting. He had a big silver thing that his paw fit in. It opened like a mouth but had no teeth? It made a "snip snip" sound and my hanging scabby was gone.
Today Wednesday: Boy dat hard to spel! Today I had some more scabby hanging. Again with the snip snip. I got my goopy and am really kind of used to it. I stopped trying to lick it. Yuck. So I am pretty fit now. I do feel funny sometimes though. Like when I first got my Ouchie! Well not that bad but I have to run a bit to make sure. Then it is gone! Like being nipped hard with no one nippin. I wonder if Buddy Bud is behind this? Pop says its "You are healing little guy. The nerves are all working again. This is good news Rump. Only one little spot of deeper burn about 3/4 by 1/2 inch. Love you little furend. In a human dude way of course"
So doods and doodettes seems I am just about there! Another week and my collar can come off. I now kind of like it! I just hope my beautiful fur grows back and I can be in TICA shows like was the plan before my ouchie. Those Purrs you all sent will get me back to normal I am sure!
PS Happy Birfdayz to Buddy-Bud, Coco, and Pops too! MOL!
Love you All! (In a man cat way of course)
January 30th 2011 10:01 am
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Hi all my very special Furiends!
I am blessed to have you all!
And Wow! Another DDP!
I am doing pretty well over all. My burn has been progressing slowly.
They do that. Heal slowly. Pops got a book yesterday and he read it all through. He explained to to me as I was laying next to him.(I admit I was dozing for a bit cause he can get very boorish about fizzy-ol-gee and ant-atom-me) So he says my burn is a partial thickness but severe. It is mostly all down to the bottom layer so it will heal. He says there may be a bit that is almost through but... Maybe not. Time will tell. I just want to get this collar off! Gee whiz!
I feel really good. I am playing a lot more this week. I am running around with Toby and Buddy. Tim always plays nice, but, sometimes he will not give up a toy until Tim is done with it. I can get the others to give up a toy. Not Tim. Oh well. We are pals.
I have been feeling closer to my brofurs too! Before I would only really call Tim a close buddy. Now, well, I sleep with Buddy. I sit on the window with Toby. Tim says I am growing up a little. Maybe so maybe so.
Pops is busy putting all the information about my experience together to maybe help other kitties who get a burn. He thinks it will really help their caregivers too!
We are getting ready for more snow this week. There is no where to put it so Pops is worried. More for the hassle than really worried. We want it to snow cause then he may stay home and play! Come-on Snow!
Thanks again all my great furiends! It helps me more than you know! My Pops too! The brofurs are there for us but like Wow, We really love you doods and doodettes right back. Pops says we are going to have to say thanks to each and every one of you when we get a minute.
January 28th 2011 4:19 am
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I really have to admit I have been really amazed at the support and love that has poured out to me!
Thanks for the DDP the other day too! Wow! Special honors!
So the news that I want to share! Last night I told Pops too! He was a bit hard to wake up but I kept at it.
About 1AM I got my "Tudor Collar"(Very funny Pops) turned so I could get at my ouchie just a little. So I got hold of it and *Yankers*! I got a bit of it off. Underneath it was nice pink skin! Healthy and intact!
Now I have known this for a bit, cause, well, it is my skin, but, the Pops was worried that my skin had an ouchie all way through.
So after walking on him about 6 times he reached over and mumbled something and I moved so his hand bumped the part I just uncovered. He got right up and put the light on(It was a bit wet from my licking) to see. He gave me a big smile and tucked me in next to him.
Well I had to tell Toby but he jumped off the bed. And I had to tell Tim and he listened but went to the bottom of the bed and said "yeah yeah Rumpy we have not been on Mars!"
So I did not mind the goop so much this morning. I think it makes the old ouchie softer so I can nibble it better.
So that is the update for this morning.
I think all the purrs I have been getting made a big big difference so thanks. Keep them coming as I still have a while to go.
All of us are hoping to have time Sat to catch up. Snowed in! MOL!
Purrs and Bonks to ALL MY WONDERFUL FURIENDS!
We need each and every one of you!
Love in a Tomcat fashion
January 26th 2011 4:16 am
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Hi Purrs and Furs!
Imagine my surprise!
We got our treats and then there was a second helping a while later(the Old Man does that sometimes). So anyhow, I am chilling and see a big pile of dry in my little crate(I have two, one big enough to live in, I am special) so in I go. Next thing we are up at the Vet.
I do not mind the Vet lady. They like me and tell me how handsome I am(of course). I also not put up a fuss cause I think Pops gets more upset with me fussing I get by fussing in the first place. And, cat-o-dat the watching me play, eat, even use the pan, this has to end. So I just came out and gave my best Prrr-ttt.
She smiled at me. She gave me a pet.
Drum Roll Please!
Horns next! Taaa-Daaa-Taaa-Daaa!
I got a good checkup! The nice lady told us that my ouchie is fine and healing like it should be. It is like what peeple call a "scab" and the Pops call eshcar. He is an odd duck.
Then they trimmed the hair around my ouchie and they *wispers: Trimmed my bump*. I did not even have to go into my crate till I was done. The nice vet lady just carried me around and I said hi to the other kitties, oh yeah, there was a funny doggie there too! He said he was a "Bull-woof"!(woof is what doggies call themselves. I will not say what we cats call them MOL)
So I came home and played for a good hour with toys and thrown mousies. We did a lot of running with the little bug that is so fast. I think Pops somehow controls that bug cause when you look up at him he has something in his paw. He says "lasser" or something. Funny Pop.
But, wow, Timmers was, wow! He really knows the moves. He had his paws out real wide and moves around at the same time! Then he changes directions in a flash! Zoom zip zoom!
The truth is it was a little, well, scary. We all watched. No one tried to sneak in and steal the prey. We all had big eyes and I realized he does not go all out most of the time. He is just playing easy with us and having fun. Buddy asked "Learn anything Kid?". I just shook my ruff. Mew-Yep. That is why he is Top-Cat Timmy Tom.
So then he jumps up with Pop. Sometimes I butt in but I just kind of sat down on the floor and gave my paw a lick last night.
We all relaxed and took turns finishing dinner. A good night. Pops was not as up my bump all the time. MOL. So furs it looks like smooth sailing from here out. My ouchie is still an ouchie, but we shall be OK here at the Tom Cat home with the Pops and purrsevere.
January 25th 2011 3:46 am
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I am feeling better. I do not mean I am healing much just I was pretty much back to my old Rumpy-Bump self.
I dont know what that man thinks? He went and put me in the WATER again.
I did not make it easy. That collar came off. I flipped, flopped, jiggled, jumped, spun. I even spanned. Span! MOL! Thats when a cat gets their feets real wide and you cannot get them into anything! MOL! My word! MOL! So the bowl was too wide to SPAN. Ah well.
I mean if he would take this thing off me! I could clean myself.
And he has to stop mentioning when I get a dirty bump!
That bath made me MAD. I mean water is one thing but my back hurts now! And that back? What is this? It felt fine for a week now I have an Ouchie! I have an Itchy too! I did not feel good so after that bath I spent the night before last on the tree. That was not a good idea cause I overslept and almost missed treats. Well I was up but it was a rush.
I forgave the Pops yesterday when he came home. I was all down the stairs and sniffing the doggie door where his sisfur lives. I had a treat and even went in Tim's couch spot for a bit.
Then I came in to sleep with the Pops. I mean I have to make sure he gets up for treats and breakfast. Me and Toby made sure. I think we were early but only an hour or two. MOL. Not really! We just talk when he gets up to move around to get comfy. I try and tell him that if he went in a circle... Ah well maybe hoomans do not do that!
I have to go to the Vet today. I know it. So... I hope it is good news.
My cats I took some time to read ALL of my comments! I am blown away! It... It makes me warm inside.
Thank you all!
I think Pops needed the support more than me!
I told him to keep upbeat. Look at me. Not pretty but I am RUMPY-BUMP and I will persevere. MEOW!
Love you ALL!
January 24th 2011 4:16 am
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I had to give Rump a bath
I am afraid that even with the collar he can get to little parts of his burn and may lick here and then there and get an infection.
He HATES baths.
More so now
I had to wrap him in a bath towel
Very traumatic for both of us
Then I had to put his collar back on.
I tried to dry him as best I could but he was having none of it
He did not come in to sleep with me either.
I was upset but he came in this morning.
I tried to clean his wound very softly with water.
He actually does the best job so I left his collar off for an hour also
Today he seems like it is bothering him.
Some more of the top part has sloughed off but the bottom is stuck tight.
This is not good
It looks more like a big scab.
It may need surgery to clean up his wound and pull his skin together
This will depend on how it looks when they clean it up at the vets.
He will have to be sedated and have this under anesthesia.
I Know how to do dressings once he is debrided but I do not think a cat
will allow it. He already is getting skittish. Wary at getting a treat.
He did not want to even let me put his ointment on today
I am sick
I think I knew this deep down so I am ready.
Please send lots of purrs!
We really love you for those already sent!
It has really really helped me and the lad!
Pete AKA Pops"
January 22nd 2011 8:27 am
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Hi fur friends!
Wowee! I really feel good because of the great support I am getting from all youz pals here on Catster! It makes a Man-cat proud to know his furs are True-Blue even in the tough times!
So let me tell ya what is up!
Thursday I had a day with no big thing on my head! Whee! But! Now I have a new thing. It is not very big and it is funny looking. Pops put it on last night, Friday. I got it off once, and then there was a Rumpy-Pops show down! Argh! On again! Oh My! I was upset! Mad! How could he!
That Pops. He threw some toys at me! Oh Pops I don't want to... Oh look! The springy thing and... Oh the big mousie with nip! Whee! And this collar does not really get in the way! Oh well lets play! I play for a bit and then settle in with Pops on the couch while he reads. He let me in Tims spot and Tim came over and said it was OK. For awhile at least. MOL.
So then I spent the night with the Pops. Laying on him! MOL! He wiggles and squirms a lot but he sure is warm.
This morning I made my cat-mind up to let the collar go and see what gives. The other "cone-thing" was awful. This is an inflatable one. Pretty comfy really. When I lay down it is like a built in pillow. MOL.
So my ouchie is, well, ouchie. Pops says that is good! It means the skin is alive and well underneath. He is putting goopy goop on it and I want to lick it off, but, I try try try and cannot get it.
It does not taste good so maybe... We will see
I am a lucky cat to have my Pops care for me!
I am a lucky cat to have my Brofurs care for me!
I am a lucky cat to have all my Furiends on Catster care for me!
Yes I am a lucky cat!
I love you all! In a man-cat way of course!
**Note from Pops:**
"I am digesting this all by writing about it. Of course life goes on and there are other hassles I am dealing with. The long version of Rumps and my notes are on Tims Facebook page
http://www.facebook.com/notes/timmy-tomcat/rump-date -saturday-rumpy-and-pops-comment-on-the-whole-cat-astrophe/1 74833999225661
The short version is this:
The burn looks about the same. Second degree. Not real painful but it is and this is good. Shows the skin is alive. It still looks nasty but it is flexible and soft. He is a real good guy about all this. I am noticing he has a bit less energy than before. He sleeps a bit more.
The stress has been tough on us both.
I have been through real trials personally. It is very different when it is a loved one. It is such a helpless feeling.
The support all of our Catster pals have shown really have made this bearable.
Good friends and a spiritual contact are the real foundations getting through our trials living in this world!
If only I could purr!
Thank you all from deep in my heart!"
Pete AKA Pops