Blue-Eyed Benny Boy

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I Hope I Can Come Home Tomorrow

June 5th 2014 5:26 pm
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What a scary week it has been. Tomorrow I will have been at the vet for 3 whole days. They are keeping me in a staff office and watching me real close. I had an ultrasound of my bladder, and a urinalysis that showed a lot of blood. They gave me pain meds and fluids today and will check my urine again tomorrow. My mom misses me furry much:(

From my mom: Benson was having a bad spring was spraying a lot. I've had to keep him locked in one room, or let him stay in the outside enclosure and fenced yard. We catified his room last weekend by building shelving around the entire room, with steps to go up and down. I was finding puddles on the floor of his room, which was a new development. I'm so glad I took him in. I had weaned him off his anti-anxiety meds and was going to see how he would do just being himself. He was extra sweet and very playful. Even though he had one of his extra toes removed that was always infected, he still gets bi-lateral nail bed infections that have to be treated almost continuously. I'm hoping we can get my special boy back on track.

Hugs & Purrs,
Benny

 

11 Years Old Today

April 18th 2014 8:23 am
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Happy Birthday to me! Mom promised me I would always be youngest of the furmily, like she is. Well I almost made it 11 years, because now we have Kingsley and Paisley. I guess that's okay, because I sleep so much, and Paisley likes to play outside with me. She's a good tree climber - I have all my claws too, but I never liked being up so high.

Mom just got back from volunteering and we're gonna hang out today. Maybe have some extra nip and nap in a sun puddle. My mouth is all healed up and I'm eating good again.

The two foster Whitesters, Dixon and Dottie had dentals this week and they're still chillin' in their room. They are very quiet and we hardly know they are here, except mom goes in there with yummy food and comes out with empty bowls.

Wishing all my furiends a pawsome day!

Love & Hugs,
Benny

 

DDP - Yippee!

April 11th 2014 8:17 am
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I sure am lucky - thanks Catster for picking me as a DDP today and thanks furiends for the gifties!!

I went to the vet yesterday and I'm feeling and looking good. Mom locked me in the computer room for a couple nights so I could chill out. There have been lots of kitties running around outside and they are even peeing on my front door. I've been spraying a lot and have to take more meds to calm me down. I go outside every morning and mark my yard so those kitties will understand this place is mine, and sometimes I just forget that I'm not supposed to do that in the house. I'll be 11 years old in a week and mom keeps hoping some day I will understand, but if not, we will continue to deal with it.

Luckily the kitty where mom volunteers decided to come out of the ceiling/floor. All the kitties are back in their foster room. We still have the two Whitesters (Dottie & Dixon) in the spare room. Dixon is now friendly and loves to be brushed and petted, but Dottie scampers under the bed when peeps visit. They went to an adoption event this week, and next week go to a college to get their teeth cleaned.

We are loving the warmer weather - Spring is finally here! We wish you a purrfect weekend!

Purrs,
Benson

 

Yahoo - I'm Diary of the Day!

April 4th 2014 8:27 am
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Well this is sure exciting! Thank you Catster fur making my day spawcial!

I'm done with my medicine and have been feeling better. Each morning when mom opens the kitty door I run out in the yard and munch on the nip that's just starting to peek up through the soil. Then I roll around on it and act silly. After doing my duty, I run back in to my heated bed and spend most of my day there, until mom wakes me up to eat.

There's been a situation at the place where mom volunteers. A cat is lost between the floor and ceiling, and they can't get it to come out. The foster room has been shut down and the cats had to come out. There is now quite a bit of overcrowding. I'm not allowed to see them, but mom says there are two white kitties, named Dottie and Dixon, in our spare bedroom. They are very scared and hide all the time. We have to be very careful not to exchange germs.

Thanks fur the gifties and celebrating with me! Have a purrfect day!

Hugs,
Benny

 

What Next!

April 1st 2014 12:41 pm
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I just want to be healthy! Mom has been treating two of my infected toes for the last last ten days. This weekend she noticed my mouth was smelly and I was drooling and had bubbles coming out. Mom knew I wasn't feeling my best as I also didn't want to eat. I had a dental about 7 months ago, and last month I was in for my 6 month wellness check. Everything was a okay.

Off to the vet again. I have an ulcer on my tongue, small red bumps on my lips, and my gums are swollen and red. My vet says it's probably a virus, or I got into something I shouldn't have. Now I have to take Onsior and buprenorphine to see if it will help me feel better. Mom says I'm purrty cranky - but she doesn't blame me. She knows how it hurts to have a canker sore on her tongue.

My wish is for healthy toes, tongue, gums, and lips - and no more medicines! I also wouldn't mind some warmer days with lots of sunshine!

Disgruntled purrs,
Benny

 

What a Purrtastic Week I'm Having!

January 8th 2014 11:24 am
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Wowza, I was chosen a DDP again! All this excitement makes it worth getting out of my heated bed.

Good thing the Catster diary person doesn't know that I was naughty last night - I sprayed on the wall. Luckily mom caught me in the act and promptly cleaned it up. I can't wait until the weather is nice enough to go out in my yard, then I can spray all I want, wherever I want. My hyperesthesia syndrome makes me a little crazy some days and I get out of control.

Well, I guess the cats out of the bag now:( Time fur some more beauty rest.

Purrs,
Benny

 

I'm Cat of the Week at KCK!

January 5th 2014 1:04 pm
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Wowza - what an honor this is! I'm so happy to be chosen - thank you Kewlest Catster Kitties!

I've been doing purrty well. For the most part I like my new fursibs Kingsley and Paisley, we chase each other around. It's nice to have someone to play with besides Pouncey because she plays kinda mean - like she's hunting me down.

A couple months ago I had my toofies cleaned and at the same time I had an extra toe removed that was causing me trouble. It was an itty bitty toe and the bone was floating and not attached to anything. Unfortunately I've already had an infection, in both front feet. Mom just treats it with Animax ointment for a week or so and then I get better. I'm kinda bummed out because the vet said that shouldn't happen. Oh well, we'll just have to deal with it cause mom says the rest of my toes are staying - I still have 22 of them.

I'm spending my winter in a heated bed or snuggling with mom. It's going to be -21F tonight - brrrr!

Hoping our furiends are keeping warm!

Purrs,
Benny

 

New Furs in the House

December 9th 2013 8:21 am
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Hey furiends - I'm not sure what's going on, but there are two very cute furs camping out in our computer room. I haven't got to officially meet them yet - I think they need to learn some manners first. I'm sure sisfur Pouncey won't have a problem helping with that! MOL - the way she pushes me around:)

For today, I'm napping upstairs until I figure out more about this situation.

Love,
Benson

 

WhooHoo - DDP (and fleas?)

September 29th 2013 6:59 am
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Thanks for making me a DDP today Catster. There seems to be a flea problem because we can't post in our latest diary - getting an error 3. Here's what we wanted to say:

I'm feeling and looking better by the day:) Thanks, furiends, for the purrs and well wishes.

We'll probably wait a few weeks to have my toes and toofie fixed. We're lowering my fluoxetine dose in hopes of it making me want to eat more.

Love & Hugs,
Benson

 

I Got Infected Toes

September 26th 2013 2:57 pm
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I've been puking and having diarrhea for a few days and mom noticed two of my toes looked sore. Off to the vets we go, I got sick in the car - and couldn't wait to get out of that vinyl bag. The vet asks mom if she can take me in the back and look at me under a light - she said good luck, as I was hissing and growling at them. She calls mom back to show her a very sore toe, and a bad toofie fang.

I'll be getting antibiotics twice a day for possibly a month - yikes. When I'm feeling better, she wants to x-ray my toofie and maybe take out an extra toe or two. I have 23 toes and some of them are so squished together they can't get any air. I've been getting medicine put on them on and off for years. Mom doesn't declaw kitties, but she and the vet think this may be the best for my future.

I got a shot to help my nausea, but I still puked again on my way home. I sure hope I start feeling better soon. I'm mom's baby and we got some big changes coming our way in the near future so we have stay healthy and pawsitive.

Love ya,
Benny

 
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