Sampson Silver Dollar, Sammy, Sammy Samp

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NEW PHOTOS

June 9th 2013 5:51 pm
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We have some new photos that were entered onto our pages today. One of them is Mommy holding me. Auntie Laverne took this one when she came over last Sunday.

Also, Landy and I let Auntie Laverne pet us. Joss introduced herself and then she hid. Bailey introduced himself a bit later on and everycat knows what Merl did.

Lastly, I'm still on the Tapazole, and the vet says I have to take it for the rest of my life. I really hate taking more pills than I have to. I have to deal with it though to keep the old thyroid going the way it should.

Well, I'm going to let Mommy move a couple new pics onto my front page.

Purrs & Breeps,

Sampy

 

GREAT NEWS!

May 29th 2013 4:19 am
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First of all,I'm one of the Diary Picks today! Thank you Diary Gal for this most pawsome honor! I also thank my pawsome friends for their gifts & concats as follows:

1. ANGEL BUDDIE & Family - pawsome pawmail & lovely blue healing
rosette;
2. TINY & Family - yummy shrimp & cool comment;
3. RALPHIE & Family - pretty red rosette;
4. SMILE CASSANOVA - pawsome pawmail;
5. SAMOA - cool comment;
6. MILO BLUE EYES - cool comment.

Secondly, the vet called Mommy yesterday and said the Tapazole is working. It has gotten my thyroid levels lower and I'm to stay on the 2.5 mgs of Tapazole twice a day! My weight gain takes time. Two weeks on the pill isn't enough time for me to gain back my muscle.

Lastly, all of us kitties get to meet our Auntie Laverne. Mommy used to hang around with her in the 1970's. The last time Mommy saw her was in 1990 (Mommy's wedding, in fact). Since then Mommy tried to call her old phone number which was no good anymore. She finally located her through 411.com and gave her a call. She's to visit us on Sunday. Of course, all of us kitties are curious and know she's cool as she has a cat too.

Well, I got to run now as it's time for my thyroid meds.

Purrs & Breeps,

Sampy

 

OUR NEW BACKGROUNDS

May 27th 2013 4:19 pm
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All our new backgrounds (except for the angels)are of Lake Artemesia which is a man made lake in College Park, MD. All the lovely flowers, weeping willows and other trees surround said lake.

My background has a lovely hip-roofed pagoda in which Mommy has sat under before in the past.

Anyway, enjoy!

Lastly, tomorrow Mommy will find out about whether the Tapazole is working on my thyroid levels. Keep your paws crossed that it is.

Purrs & Breeps,

Sampy

 

TAPAZOLE PART 2

May 26th 2013 1:21 pm
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Yesterday, Mommy took me to the vet's for another complete blood work panel to see how the Tapazole is working on my thyroid levels. The results will be in on Tuesday.

Also, my weight has not gone up. In fact, I lost one ounce. Mommy is concerned about this. She thinks that the low dosage of Tapazole isn't enough to help my hyperthyroid and they'll have to increase it.

Send purrs that my blood work is better and they didn't find anymore things wrong with me.

Lastly, I wish everycat a very pawsome Memorial Day weekend.

Purrs & Breeps,

Sampy

 

TAPAZOLE

May 19th 2013 5:36 pm
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This is to let everycat know that I've been on Tapazole ( 2 little pink pills a day) for about a week for my slightly overactive thyroid. I have no adverse reactions so far; no vomiting or lethargy. One thing for sure, my itches haven't gone away as of today. Maybe it takes longer than a week before the drug fully works.

Next Saturday, Mommy takes me to the vet for followup blood work to see how well the Tapazole is working. If everything goes well, I stay on these two low dose pills per day for the rest of my life.

So, I'd appreciate some purrs that everything works out well and these pills keep my thyroid working normally.

Purrs & Breeps,

Sampy

 

JOSS AND ME ARE DIARY PICKS TODAY!

May 13th 2013 9:57 am
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Can you believe it? Joss and me are honored today for our Mother's Day Diaries! Cool!!


Thank you Diary Gal for this honor! I also thank my pawsome friends for their gifts & concats:

1. ANGEL BUDDIE & Family - pawsome pawmail;
2. MILO BLUE EYES & Family - cool blue rosette;
3. SMILEY CASSANOVA - pawsome pawmail.

Also,we got cold weather again. It's only 59 degrees now with an expected high of 61. Tomorrow it's to be 64 degrees. We won't have windows open days until Wednesday when it's supposed to be 79 degrees. I can't wait!

Lastly, Joss bought Mommy a toy mouse this morning. She meowed while she carried it upstairs in her mouth and dropped it at Mommy's feet. She does exactly what I did when I was a youngster! Way to go, Joss! You're one smart cookie!

Well, that's it for now.

Purrs & Breeps,

Sampy

 

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!

May 12th 2013 4:11 pm
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I wish our Mommy and all Mommies in the world, a Happy Mother's Day!

I was good to our Mommy today by giving her many licks and singing to her. Also, it made her feel good to see that my leaky, squinty, right eye is doing better today.

As to my blood work, the vet called Mommy late on Friday night, and she found out that I'm going to be put on Tapazole for my slightly overactive thyroid. The vet believes this is why I dropped down to 11 lbs and also it could be the reason why I get the itches. Anyway, she gets to pick up the Tapazole after work tomorrow and then I get the pills the first thing Tuesday a.m. Hopefully, these pills will work on me and make me bulk up a bit and stop itching.

Lastly, we sent out some freebee #1 Mom trophies. I also thank everycat who sent them to our Mommy.

Well, that's it. Time for a nap and then my heart meds when I wake up.

Purrs & Breeps,

Sampy

 

VET VISIT

May 5th 2013 6:06 pm
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Mommy took me to the vet on Saturday to have a complete physical and a full panel blood work. The blood work will be ready this coming Monday.

I have lost some weight. Hopefully I don't have any health issues that have caused my drop in weight. I used to weigh 11.8 lbs and now I'm an even 11 lbs.

Send me purrs that the results are nothing serious. Having heart disease is enough to deal with.

Well, I must be on my way. I can't believe how fast these weekends go.

Purrs & Breeps,

Sampy

 

CHECK UP NEXT SATURDAY

April 28th 2013 10:12 am
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Mommy scheduled a check up for me for next Saturday 'cause she believes I'm getting too skinny! (maybe Merl can give me those 2 lbs the vet wants him to lose) MOL!

Anyway, she told the receptionist to book the appointment about the above issue. She believes they'll run a complete blood panel on me which needs to be done anyway. She also says my right eye doesn't look like the left one (I squint). Oh boy! Always something around here! If it isn't Mommy getting all these scares this year, it's us kitties getting stuff that scares her too!

We hope and pray that everything with my health turns out okay. Maybe the vet will have to give me a special dry food to make me pack on the weight.

Lastly, we had a lovely day yesterday. It was sunny and got up to 70 degrees! Mommy had three upstairs windows open for us kitties to lay in and soak up the sun. I did that in the bedroom window as it's the only upstairs one I can leap into from the bed to the windowsill perch. The downstairs one's aren't open until it gets warmer and only during the daytime or when she's at home.

Also, Mommy didn't hear about the results of her wearing the heart monitor last Saturday. They told her it would be ready this past Friday, and she still didn't hear anything. We're praying and purring that she doesn't have to take the same meds as I do for any heart-related problems. She's hoping the palpitations are only the result of her stressful job and eating chocolate. By the way, she stopped the chocolate (mostly chocolate chip cookies) for over a week now and the palpitations have lessened. Also, MSG makes her have those palpitations. A lot of food has it in there. Mostly, the fast food places and Chinese restaurants. Whenever she eats Chinese, she orders their no MSG low fat dinners.

Well, that's about it. I hope everycat is enjoying their weekend.

Purrs & Breeps,

Sampy

 

I'M SWEET 16 TODAY!

April 6th 2013 8:22 am
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On April 6, 1997 I was born in a trailer park in a town called Lexington Park, MD. My Dad was an apparent Maine Coon named Sampson and had long silver hair. My Mom was named Skimpy and was 1/2 Siamese with other half being domestic short hair. I also had four brothers, two shorthairs and two longhairs like me.

My now Mommy took me home to where she used to live at that time, and I was introduced to my other sibs, Bentley, Max and Jasmine Bibette. Bentley took me under his wing and we ended up having the greatest bond ever. Jasmine didn't like me at all because I was interfering with her's and Bentley's bond and Max was too sick to be bothered with anycat.

Now, in the present, I have another very close bond with Landy; we groom each other constantly and sleep together a lot. We also have some wrestling matches which I don't care for as I'm older now and my joints aren't as limber as they used to be.

Jocelyn Mae and I have also started to form a licking type of bond; she licks the top of my head a couple of times and I return same.

Bail and Merl are tolerated and we haven't formed any thick bonds. Once in a while I give Bail a small lick on his head. Merl and I just sniff each other and walk away.

Anyway, I'm hanging in there as best as I could with my restrictive cardiomyopathy which was diagnosed in September 2009. I'm on pills to help my old ticker do its job and to control its irregular beats. I thank God that I'm still here and glad that Mommy has a cardiologist to help monitor my heart once a year.

Now, I thank HQ for the yummy birthday cake and my following pawsome friends for their gifts and comments:

1. GLEEK - cool kite;
2. TINY & Family - cool baseball;
3. MILO BLUE EYES & Family - cute bluebird;
4. FRISKIE & Family - cute bluebird;
5. MARMELADE - pretty tulips, lovely picture and cool comment;
6. BEAR & Family - cool baseball.

Lastly, Mommy took some pics of Landy and I sleeping. This is how we spent my birthday. MOL!

Purrs & Breeps,

Sampy

 
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