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Sampson Silver Dollar, Sammy, Sammy Samp

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April 6th 2014 4:48 am
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I'm 17 years old today and am a very blessed kitty to have made it to this age. I was diagnosed with restrictive cardiomyopathy in September of 2009 and have been on Sotalol and Enapril since then. The dose of the Sotalol was reduced last summer because, after time, it made my heart beat slower and caused me to have a few falling episodes. Since this reduction, I have not fallen once. I am now on 1 pill a day for an over active thyroid, and since early winter, I've been on a small dose of a pain killer because of a lower left canine pain (I can't get oral surgery because of my heart condition). Anyway, I'm blessed that I keep on keeping on. My appetite is pretty good and I love my catnip trips. I also walk up and down the stairs several times a day without any problems.
At my age, I take it one day at a time and enjoy each and every minute to its fullest.

My thank you's go out to HQ for the birthday cake and also my friends for their gifts and birthday wishes as follows:

1. ANGEL REBBY - bluebird;
2. SAM, MR. D & Family - heart;
3. ANGEL BELLA & Family - bluebird;
4. CALLIE ROSE & the BIRTHDAY & GOTCHA CLUB - hugging kitty with attached card;
5. LEXI - ladybug;
6. FRISKIE & Family - hugging kitty;
7. ANGEL HAZEL LUCY & MAZIE - yummy shrimp;
8. BEEPERS & Family - bluebird;;
9. GLEEK & Family - yummy cupcake;
10. LUIGI & SMILEY - football;
11. VELCRO - pawsome pawmail;
12. GUIDO , THE ITALIAN KITTY - a crown for me, The King & cool comment on pic of
Mommy holding me in a bunch of flowers;
13. PLATELICKER - yummy shrimp & cool comment;
14. FUZZ - cool comment;
15. LOIS K. - cool comment.

Also. The weather around here is slowly warming up. This is the first two sunny days in a row weekend so I'm really enjoying this. Sunny birthdays are the best!

Well, I must go now as it's breakfast time.

Purrs & Breeps,




April 5th 2014 6:53 pm
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First of all, concats Bail and Landy on your Diary Picks today! This the first time we have been honored in some time; of course, we haven't been writing much lately.

Anyway, tomorrow is my Big Day as I turn 17 year old! Yep, I was born in the springtime of 1997. It's hard to believe!

I'm on a lot of meds and I keep on keeping on! Also, i still love my catnip when Mommy gives it to me.

Well. I'm going to keep it short.

Purrs & Breeps,




March 3rd 2014 3:13 am
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We got another snowstorm again this morning. It started some time between 2:00 & 5:00 a.m. I think this is supposed to go on all day long! Not good, especially when spring is just around the corner! When will this winter end?

Also, we're praying and purring the power doesn't go off!

Meanwhile, Mommy has to turn on the news to see if there are any cancelations in our area. The plowing services are great though. The snow plow has been by five times this morning.

Lastly, it's March 3rd and Catster's Community page is still up and running! Awesome!

Purrs & Breeps,




February 14th 2014 5:10 pm
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First of all, Happy Valentine's Day everycat!

Secondly, we are soooooo happy that Catster is staying around. We're a tight community and we fought for our site. We love Catster!

Third, since Mommy doesn't have a husband or boyfriend, we're all keeping her company on this Valentine's Day. She gets a bit lonely then so we're trying our best to comfort her.

We also sent out a few roses and candies but unfortunately, the gift shop locked up on us. Maybe the IPad has a harder time loading up a bunch of gifts. Oh we'll, we did send some out to our corral members. I hope they got them.

Well, that's about it from me. I'm tired.

Purrs & Breeps,




February 3rd 2014 3:29 am
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I'm feeling much better today health wise and am honored in getting one of the Diary Picks today.

A few days ago, I was refusing to eat. It turned that I was getting sick of Fancy Feast Elegant Medleys. Yep, all of a sudden, it didn't taste good and smelled bland. Mommy gave me some Tiki Cat tuna and salmon/ chicken! I gobbled it up! She also got some Purina One shredded chicken and put a small amount of Tiki Cat tuna in the center and I gobbled that up too.

She thinks the painkillers have reduced my appetite. She told me that when she was on painkillers for her knee surgery and recuperation thereafter that a lot of food tasted bland. Fruits, sweets, cereal and roast beef were the only things that tasted good to her. Everything else had no flavor.

I think she's right here. Also, last night and this morning I was eating my dry food. Apparently, that has a strong smell and doesn't taste bland.

Anyway, I thank the Diary Gal for honoring me today.

I also thank my pawsome friends for their gifts and concats:

1. PAISAN - cool comment and Power of the Paw;
2. ANGEL BUDDIE & Family - pawsome pawmail & lovely blue healing rosette;
3. PLATELICKER - cool comment;
4. ZEKE- cool comment;
5. ELSA - pretty heart;
6. FRISKIE, HOMER & Family - power of the Paw.

Lastly, we had a warm sunny weekend. Today is a rainy Monday. The temps are supposed to drop, but I'm not sure if it'll be enough to make it snow.

Well, I must go now as breakfast will be served soon.

Purrs & Breeps,




January 28th 2014 2:13 pm
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I'm doing pretty good except my tooth is still tender so I'm to remain on the painkillers until further notice. Mommy was also given some ointment to put in my right eye. I really hate all this medication that I'm getting! All in all, I have not had any falling episodes since this summer, and that's good!

Lastly, I'm so sad that Catster's folding. We're all taking it hard along with Mommy.

I plan on writing a few more diaries until March 3rd. We keep wishing that somebody rescues our beloved Catster. Some of us have been here since 2006.

Well, I must run now. Have a pawsome day.

Purrs & Breeps,




January 2nd 2014 4:11 pm
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As of tonight, my left ear looks pretty good. The inside has a very small pinprick hole with a scab on it and the outer part has a bigger hole which isn't swollen and has a scab on it too. The piercing I received wasn't as bad as the one Merl received. Lucky for me and lucky for Mommy as going to the vet would cost a lot for antibiotic meds and ointment.

Lastly, we got snow right now and it's sticking to the grass. This is supposed to go on for several hours. Mommy hopes it doesn't stick to the roads as she has a doctor's visit tomorrow morning.

Well, that's about it. I think I'll take a nap on the arm of the big red couch.

Goodnight & Purrs & Breeps,




December 24th 2013 2:26 pm
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I don't believe this. I almost finished a diary and it disappeared! Fleas, of course, don't go away even on Christmas eve!

Also, Santa Paws will be cruising Calvert Hills some time around 8:00 p.m. tonight. Around here, he rides in a fire engine and not in a flying sleigh.

Also, we had unseasonably warm temps on Friday and the weekend. On Saturday it got up to 72 degrees! It felt like springtime. Everyone was loving it! Now, Old Man Winter is back with a howling wind and 37 degrees with an expected low of 30 tonight. Bundle up, my friends and also cuddle!

Also, I thank my friends who have sent some Christmas trees to us. We'll try to do that too.

Lastly, I wish everycat and their parents a very safe and Merry Christmas!

Purrs & Breeps,


P.S. Enjoy the Christmas Cuddle Bros pic!



December 5th 2013 5:10 pm
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My oh my, Joss has done it again with being in the Diary Limelight. Concats, Joss!

Also, Mommy has a vet appointment scheduled for me on Saturday so they can look at my tooth to see if I need another anti-biotic shot. I'm feeling pretty good as I let Mommy medicate me without yelping or running away. She even told me that the painkiller dose has been reduced a little bit. The vet will also tell her when to take me off the painkillers. She also has a concern as to why I'm shedding a lot (I have bald spots on both sides of my neck. Perhaps, I need more than one Tapazole a day. We shall see. Wish me luck.

Purrs & Breeps,


P.s. I all so thank everyone who has given me Power of the Paws and purrs.



December 1st 2013 4:38 pm
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Mommy received in the mail yesterday, the cardiologist's "Assessment" Here goes:

"Sampson has a history of restrictive cardiomyopathy with pericardial effusion and collapsing episodes prompting the previous visit. With the decrease in Sotalol dose to 10 mg twice daily from 20 mg every 12 hours, Sampson's sinus bradycardia has resolved. The heart appears essentially unchanged from prior visit with only a minimal amount of pericardial effusion present. His decreased appetite is concerning as well as his weight loss. It may represent progressive cardiac cachexia, progressive renal disease, uncontrolled thyroid levels, or be secondary to decreased appetite from the tooth abscess. It will be important to monitor his weight and appetite and recheck labwork (Chem, T4) at his C.P. Animal Hospital. Although he is a poor candidate for anesthesia, if his appetite does not improve and is a result of the tooth pain, a consultation with a veterinary dentist is advised. They may be able to take out the tooth with minimal anesthesia and/or local blocks."

I'm supposed to get rechecked at the cardiologist's 3-6 months or sooner if I have any weakness or collapses. I'm also to get my blood checked if my appetite remains decreased.

Anyway, I'm doing pretty good now. Today, I ate some dry food and loved the gravy off the tuna that Landy mentioned. Mommy has slightly decreased the painkiller dose too. The vet wants her to gradually do this but not to discontinue it until my blood work is checked out to see if the infection in my tooth is gone.

Wish me luck and purrs are appreciated so I can continue feeling better.

I know my time is not long and no one knows when I'll be called to the Bridge. Only God knows that. In the meantime, I'm taking it one day at a time and enjoying being around Mommy and my lovely new sister and my cuddle buddy, Landy and of course Bail and Merl.

Well, that's it for now. It's medication time for me.

Purrs & Breeps,


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