September 17th 2014 12:24 pm
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of that day spa they run at the vets! They’re obsessed with poking innocent kitties in the ear! Why, I tried to politely tell them I don’t want my ears pierced thank you, but finally I had to threaten to lay the smack down if they tried it one more time! Was I ever glad when my Mom came to bust me out of there and take me HOME! I hear that they’ve increased my insulin dosage, for a while at least. I also hear that Mom now has one of those ear poking things. I have a bad feeling about this.
I am still too skinny at 15.8 and need to get a couple more pounds back. They figure 18 would be just about right on me, and I'm willing to do my part! I was never a wet food guy, but since all this happened they have made me a convert. And Mom's been putting chunks of beef or chicken on top of my dry for grazing, so I get more protein from it. Why she even cooked me some burger patties last night & put them in the freezer. Dad is jealous, mol.
September 16th 2014 12:49 pm
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in my “luxury suite” at the Country Grove Vet Clinic. I have to stay here all day for my Blood Glucose Curve, but so far the news is good in that I weighed in at 15.8. That’s almost a whole pound gained back since last Monday morning and that makes Mom really, really happy. But it is so BOR-ing in here! Wait, I spoke too soon, what’s that? Oh no, it’s Angel Mallow! And Angel Gracie! Oh no … they’ve come for me (faint!).
Angel Mallow dumps a load of Angel dust on Mikey and tells him he’s a big orange goof. More kitties appear, there’s Gin Gin and Zippy and Mojo and Molly Rose, the Hairballz … why the whole gang is here! They all have pillows stuffed down the seats of their pants and little Molly Rose is front & centre with Christmas reindeer bells strapped around her little hips. They’ve sneaked in to serenade Mikey and celebrate his turning that weight loss around. Angel Gracie sets down a boom box and they all start shaking their booties to her special version of Sir Mix-a-Lot:
“Oh my Dog, Zippy,
look at his butt - It is so big!
He looks like one of those rap kitties’ boyfriends
Who understands those rap kitties??
I mean his butt - It's just so big
I can't believe it's so round
It's out there
I mean, so cute
LOOK HE’S JUST SO ORANGE!
I like big butts and I cannot lie
You other brothers can't deny
Mikey’s butt is just so big
Fuzzy and orange....can you dig?”
Suddenly this day got a whole lot better (chuckle). Why, the vet ladies are rolling on the floor laughing. Hey, maybe THEY will pay US for this one!
Thanks, everyone, for the prayers and moral support! – Mike & family
September 13th 2014 2:22 pm
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Mom & I are doing pretty good with the needles, and I don’t complain too much about it. I growl & grumble a bit but I do that about getting my claws trimmed too. Overall I'm feeling a whole lot better over this past week, and I've gained a few ounces back since Monday when I had lost so much weight so fast you could feel all the bones in my spine. I have a huge appetite right now to make up for it, and Mom makes sure I get lots of food.
In fact, I had a face-off with Evie this morning over the kitchen food dish. The week I was not quite myself she had taken to walking in and eating out of it, that's something she has never done before in the five years she’s been living with us. Angel Mallow only ever allowed ME to share that dish with her, and now that I've inherited it I only allow Mojo to share it with me. So this morning I caught Evie in there crunching away and I ran her off. Don't get me wrong, I like Evie just fine, but a guy has to preserve order, after all!
On Tuesday I have to spend the day at the vet to get my blood checked over & over to see how well the insulin is working, then we figure out a plan from there.
September 10th 2014 7:35 pm
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went pretty well. I’ve had two insulin shots so far and they weren’t too hard on me OR on Mom. She stressed most about making sure to get the dosage right, checking & double checking.
But get THIS ... yesterday after we got back from the vet where they showed Mom how to do the insulin, Mom dumped the litter out of one of our boxes. Then she washed it. Then she put this funny litter in it that the vet gave her, not even enough to cover hardly ANY of the bottom of the box. I tell you, I am not sure we should trust these vet people if they don't even know how much litter to put in a box! Then when she left to take Dad to dialysis they shut me up in Big Bro Joe's room with my fountain and that box with the weird litter.
Well I tried to hold it but eventually I just had to go. Darn litter the vet seems to like sure didn't do much! But when Mom got home she made a fuss of me for being a good boy and then ..... she poured the pee into a bottle! Then she put the regular litter back in the box, guess she thought the other stuff was crummy too. Then she put the bottle of pee into the FRIDGE! Where the FOOD lives! You know, I think Mom is seriously going off her nut big time. The stress is getting to her. All I can say it it’s a good thing Dad is gone today and we can all relax.
September 9th 2014 6:56 pm
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It started when Mom noticed bigger pee clumps in the litter box. Took her a while to figure out who it was (well, little 9 lb Mojo Blackbear was ruled out pretty fast) and they noticed me drinking more than usual. Then came the kitty zits. Mom took me to the vet the beginning of July and she mentioned that I was drinking more than usual, but geesh, it WAS a really hot summer after all. At 18 lbs I’d lost a couple of pounds since my last visit, but that was last October , back before I got an energetic little sister to play with. AND who aces me out of my food.
Well the summer went on, those darn kitty zits just would NOT heal and then I started to go off of my food and last weekend even my water. Mom had to give me Pedialyte over the weekend, then she got me into the vet first thing when they opened yesterday. They weighed me and everyone was horrified that I was down to 15 lbs.
They gave me fluids and some special wet food, then took some blood tests. I’m doing really well yesterday & today, and I feel like eating and drinking again thank goodness. The test results came in today it turns out that I’m diabetic. Today Mom & I went back and they showed her how to give me insulin. I was pretty good about it, and I think we’re going to manage okay. Wish us luck!
August 29th 2014 3:21 pm
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a little fuzzy kitten with my fur mom and siblings playing in the only home I’d ever known. Then just after suppertime the doorbell rang. I could never have imagined how my life was about to change! The next thing I knew, I was riding in a car with two strange but nice humans called “Mom” and “Dad”, over a great big bridge on my way to my forever home. I met another nice human named Big Bro Will, and a strange big gray & white lady cat who was not impressed at all by my arrival. When night came I got to sleep with my new Mom & Dad, and my Mom will never forget how she woke up in the night to see me snuggled up in Dad’s armpit with a blissed-out look on my face. Or how she woke up again to find Dad had turned over and in a panic, flipped on the light to look for me. There I was, curled up on her pillow and I have been the King of the pillow ever since.
Even though I’ve added about 16 lbs since those days, I’m still willing to share my pillow with Mom and sometimes even with my little sister Mojo. And I was happy to be sharing my Gotcha Day with my kitty friends! I couldn't get this to post yesterday, but it's all good because we still have some barbecued Pacific Salmon and Tim Horton’s maple catnip doughnuts to take home to the family. Thanks to everyone who celebrated with me.
July 16th 2014 3:31 pm
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For the past 5 years my family has been on Cat Channel, which is owned by I5 Publishing. We checked out Catster back in December 2013 when Cat Channel announced they would be closing in March. Then Catster announced THEY would be closing, too. Then Catster announced they would not be closing after all, and CC extended their closure endefinitely. Confused yet?
My family decided we would stay with CC and wait for their next announcement, and with Catster until we knew what they were planning. Now with this latest announcement that Catster's long awaited new partner is none other than CC's parent company I5 Publishing, it seems that the two things we've been waiting to hear about have become one.
It looks like the friends we've loved on CC and the friends we've come to love on Catster have just become a stepfamily! And of course that means growing pains, hissing, ruffled fur and occasional hollers of "Mom likes you best!" In a perfect world they would keep both sites as they are, but probably that won't be happening. Hopefully they'll be to take the best features of both and merge them into something that we can all feel at home with.
Overall, we're very happy about the turn things have taken. Group hugs for all our blended family!
July 5th 2014 5:54 pm
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It’s sure hard to believe it was 7 years ago today that my fursibs and I made our entrance into the world!
Not long ago Mom & Dad were talking to the friend whose house I was born in, and Mom asked if they happened to have any pictures of me as a baby with my litter. He said he’s sure there are some, but he’d have to ask his now-ex. I am not holding my breath for him to remember. But the question got him started and he told us about that night 7 years ago. His then-wife was away visiting family and he was home with all three kids. The kids were all in bed and he was watching TV when my fur mom Mocha let him know that her first litter was on the way.
There were five of us, but one was stillborn. Our friend remembers frantically phoning around to anyone he knew who might be able to help him revive my fur sib, but it was not to be. Everything else went smoothly and there were soon four of us: A black & white boy who they decided to keep and named Dipstick, two calico girls who went to forever homes, and of course me. Our friend says he will never forget that night!
Today I am celebrating in grand style, making the rounds of napping spots as is the privilege of Kings. My darling Lady Dolly made me a wonderful birthday cake and I want to make sure everyone gets a piece.
My great birthday cake
She also gave me two lovely cards,
A card from lovely Lady Dolly
Another card from lovely Lady Dolly
is my Lady a keeper or what?
I am such a lucky tom and I thank my Catster furriends for celebrating my special day with me. Everyone gets one of these great waffle fruit treats that my friend Angel Gracie made, too.
Angel Gracie gave me a spa day to share with my darling bride, too. Like I said, I am a lucky tom!
February 21st 2014 8:25 pm
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A group of us kitties have been making the most of the last days of Cat Channel by participating in the Olympics. We formed curling teams and would you believe all three kitty teams won medals?
Team Mike represented Canada and consisted of myself and friends Timothy, Uncle Buddy Budd and Vika. We faced off this morning against our buddies on Team Steve, representing Great Britain and consisting of Steve, Mimi, Gretchen and Bonnie. And especially satisfying, our sisters on Team Mallow had to be content with Bronze. What a great Olympic run we all had!
February 19th 2014 9:12 am
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(¯`v´¯) Princess Molly Rose
(_»@«_) born 17 Dec 2013 on Pinto Island
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Proud Godfather: K. Pushkin
Doting Godmothers: Angel Q. Gracie and Q. Cherish
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