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Update on my health

May 27th 2011 5:17 am
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Dear Friends,

I had a little setback on Wednesday night, but I'm doing better now. My mom took me into the vet yesterday and it seems I needed some fluids to help me feel better. There is good news and bad news. The good news is, my weight is up. I gained some ounces since my checkup last month. :) The bad news is that the vet heard a heart murmur. This is something new, but she thinks/hopes it is due to my being somewhat dehydrated yesterday. I go back to see her on Saturday for a follow-up.

The other good news is that my blood pressure is normal. The change in the amount of medication has helped. It was slightly elevated last month, so the vet upped my Amlodipine.

Mom and Dad are going to start taking me into the vet to get fluids administered, since I won't allow them to do it themselves at home. The vet said that they won't charge for the administering of the fluids, just for supplies, so that helps out financially. :)

Purrs that the heart murmur is temporary would be most welcome.



A message from Genny (The Generator) and Elise's Mom :)

April 23rd 2011 8:22 am
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Hello Friends,

My mom keeps in email contact with Genny and Elise's mom. She said to let you know that Genny and Elise are doing well and their mommy sends her love to all her Catster friends. Right now she cannot visit Catster because of health issues, but her thoughts are with us.

Much love,


Feeling Better Today

April 4th 2011 8:26 pm
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Dear Friends,

I am back on my food today, no nausea and no vomiting. :) I also saw the vet. Mom and she had a long conversation about my prognosis. The plan is to see how the Pepcid works and then to start fluids twice a week. Since I am unwilling to let my mom and dad administer them, they are going to take me to one of the vet techs at my vet's office to have it done.

Thank you for the purrs, gifties for my page and p-mails. Thank you Boxie Brown for posting my request for purrs on the purr thread.



Colors of the Wind

April 2nd 2011 7:29 pm
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I heard this song on my friend Pixie's page tonight. It has been such a long time since I heard it. It's so meaningful to me that I had to share the lyrics with you.

Colors of the Wind

You think you own whatever land you land on
Earth is just a dead thing you can claim
But I know every rock and tree and creature
Has a life, has a spirit, has a name

You think the only people who are people
Are the people who look and think like you
But if you walk the footsteps of a stranger
You learn things you never knew
You never knew

Have you ever heard the wolf cry to the blue corn moon?
Or ask the grinning bobcat why he grinned
Can you sing with all the voices of the mountains?
Can you paint with all the colors of the wind?
Can you paint with all the colors of the wind?

Come run the hidden pine trails of the forest
Come taste the sun-sweet berries of the earth
Come roll in all the riches all around you
And for once never wonder what they're worth

The rainstorm and the river are my brothers
And the heron and the otter are my friends
And we are all connected to each other
In a circle in a hoop that never ends

Have you ever heard the wolf cry to the blue corn moon?
or let the eagle tell you where hes been
can you sing with all the voices of the mountain
can you paint with all the colors of the wind
can you paint with all the colors of the wind

How high does the sycamore grow
If you cut it down, then you'll never know

And you'll never hear the wolf cry to the blue corn moon
For whether we are white or copper - skinned
We just sing with all the voices of the mountain
Need to paint with all the colors of the wind

You can own the earth and still
All you'll own is earth until
You can paint with all colors of the wind.



Good Vet Visit Today!

April 2nd 2011 3:57 pm
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Hi Friends,

My vet was able to take my blood pressure today. Yea! Mom asked whether she had ever tried to take it on my tail (like several Catsters recommended) and she said yes, but that I didn't like it. So, she's sticking to my paw. :) She had me sit on my mom's lap and Mom petted me while she took the readings in the exam room (instead of taking me in the back room by myself where I tend to get stressed.) My blood pressure is a bit higher than normal, so the vet advised my mom to adjust my medicine up a little. Otherwise, I'm doing fine!

Bob had his Kitty Weight Watchers weigh-in today. He has lost 1 pound in three months. The vet said he is doing well, that the weight loss is nice and slow, but that mom can reduce his intake a little more. Poor Bob, he doesn't know it yet!

Love you all,

Tigger =^..^=


Pink Angel Food Cake!

April 1st 2011 7:13 pm
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Mom let me try pink (strawberry) angel food cake tonight...just a tiny bite. I ate the first bite and then she offered me a second small piece. I spit out the second piece, so Mom didn't offer me any more. Then I lunged for the piece of cake in mom's hand, took another bite and promptly spit it out! Mom was LOL I seemed to enjoy this game and would have continued had Mom not taken the cake away and eaten the rest of the it. :)

Do any of you have interesting human foods you like to eat?


Your junk food junkie Tigger


Please help Shelly Sue

March 30th 2011 8:49 pm
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Dear Friends,

Many of you are aware that Shelly Sue and her mom need our prayers, purrs and help. For those of you who do not know, Shelly Sue was diagnosed with asthma and she needs extensive and on-going vet treatment, treatment that her mom and dad simply cannot afford. They are making sure that Shelly Sue gets to the vet this Friday with great personal sacrifice.

There is a group on Facebook for Shelly Sue, which is helping to raise funds for her vet bill. If your mom or dad would like to join, please p-mail me with your parent's facebook name and my mom will invite them to the Facebook group. Please help Shelly Sue!

Love and purrs,


Happy News re: my Checkup!

March 26th 2011 4:19 pm
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Dear Friends,

I wanted to let you know how I am doing. I've had no vomiting or nausea for the past six days. Yea! :) I had my check up on this past Wedneday, and the vet did a complete blood panel, a physical exam, as well as "attempted" to take my blood pressure. The vet techs were unable to get good blood pressure readings, as I was not cooperative. I've still got catitude! MOL

The vet was happy to report that I have gained back the weight I lost this past year! I am an ounce shy of 8 pounds. That is pawsome news as it is so hard for CRF kitties to maintain their weight.

We got my blood panel results back from the vet on Thursday. The vet left a message with Dad saying that the results were "good". Mom and Dad were elated! Mom will get a copy of the lab report at my next appointment which is this coming Saturday the 2nd (for a re-blood pressure check) as she wants to see the numbers for her own reference.

My vet prescribed Pepcid for my nausea, and Mom had it compounded into a chicken-flavored liquid. I won't let her pill me, so thank goodness there is a liquid alternative. Mom has not used it yet, as I am not having nausea right now. But, it's good to know it's there just in case.

Overall, I am doing well with the CRF. My appetite is good and my weight is stable, and my numbers are good. We couldn't ask for more! :)

Sending love and purrs to my friends and thank yous for the p-mails, diary comments and presents!




Anonymous Rosette :)

March 19th 2011 5:04 pm
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Dear Friends,

I want to thank the kind purrson(s) who sent me an anonymous rosette - the power of the paw. I appreciate it so much!

Since I am writing in my diary, I want to give you an update. I have a vet appointment this Wednesday so Mom can discuss my recent nausea and occasional vomiting with my vet. I will also have my blood pressure and weight checked.

I have not needed anti-nausea medicine before, but Mom hopes I can benefit from it. As for the high blood pressure, it is a result of my CRF, and it is under control with daily medication.

It has been over a year since I was diagnosed with CRF, and I have done well during that time, all things considered. My quality of life has been good. Mom and I are grateful for that. There is no cure for CRF and we are just taking it one day at a time now.

I send my love to all my friends. Please know you are all cherished! I wanted to mention a few furs in particular: Angels Rocky Ann, Louis LeBeau, Mercy, Henry (my best furriend) and Hazel Lucy, I miss you. Genny (The Generator) and Elise, my Niece Zoey and Nephew Zack, you are in my heart always.

Love and purrs,



Snow Storm is on its way!

February 23rd 2011 1:07 am
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Hi Friends,

Another snow storm is on its way, probably this Thursday. Some weather bureaus have predicted a foot or more of snow for our elevation. Last week we had about 7 inches of snow--you can see the pics on my page. :) About three inches is still on the ground in shady spots.

Mom got stuck in the car in the snow storm last Thursday on her way home from work. A kind lady with a four-wheel drive truck stopped for Mom and gave her a ride home. Mom and Dad don't have a 4 wheel or all-wheel drive vehicle (yet) so it's pretty much impossible to drive in the snow with their cars. By next Winter they hope to have a vehicle which can handle the snow when needed.

Hopefully we will have power and Internet like we did last week when it stormed. If not, I'll be in touch when I can.


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