October 11th 2009 11:30 am
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I've got brothers as my new Pals of the Week starting today. One look at Utu and Ra, and you'll know why I picked them!
First of all, they are very handsome orange mancats! Second of all, today is their birthday - both of them are 8 years old! Happy Birthday Utu and Ra! They are real brothers from the same mother. They had another brother named Foxey, but he is an angel at the bridge.
These brothers live a long, long, long way away from where I live. They live in Australia! If I had to pick one of them that is most like me, it would be Utu. He is a Sumerian sun god. I'm a Kenucky sun god. Utu also has freckles on his lips just like me.
Ra is the Egyptian sun god. Ra has a lot more white on him, and his eyes are golden, just like the sun. Ra is one brave boy because his favorite toy is his sister, Freya. You'll see why I think he is brave if you go check out Freya!
Now, let me tell you why it is important for you to be friends with Ra and Utu.
When I first joined Catster and was getting a lot of friends, I decided that it would be fun to make sure that I had a friend for every letter of the alphabet.
It was pretty easy to do, until I got to the letter U. I didn't have any U friends! Then my pal, Scooter, told me about the beautiful Ug! And Ug became my first U friend! And guess what? I now have five U friends, and Utu is one of them!
So, you need to look through your alphabet of friends. Do you need an R? Do you need a U? Well, if you do, then you've got the purrfect ones right here - Ra and Utu!
You'll say Rah, rah, rah when you add them as your new friends! Thanks for being my Pals of the Week, and have a pawsome birthday, Ra and Utu!
October 9th 2009 2:57 pm
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There are nine cats named Elise on Catster, but only one of them is my Pal of the Week! Are you friends with Elise?
Elise is a good witch and she is stirring up some special wishes for me in her main picture:
Wings of bat, bones of mummy, cancer leave Calvin's tummy!
Elise is from New York, and I think she looks like several kitties all rolled into one. She is a gray striped kitty, and she also looks like a calico!
I read a lot of Elise's diary entries, and I think she has siblings (like 20 or something), but they are not on Catster. I guess since she is the princess of the family, she is the only one that has a page. I do know that she had a little brother named Sammy who went to the bridge at the beginning of the year, and a big sister named Ginger who went to the bridge last Christmas.
Elise tells very funny stories about her Mommy and Daddy. Here was one thing I read that made me MOL:
A feral cat had kittens in their backyard. Her Mommy wanted to keep one of them, and her Daddy said: No - unless the kitty came with a trust fund Mommy couldn't keep her. We've heard our Daddy say no before too. It usually means yes.
I also found out that Elise's Mommy has the same name as my Grandmaw. It is an unusual name - Arlene. Isn't that cool? Elise started out her life as a feral, but once she got her forever home, she became the queen of the house! Be sure to stop by and ask her to be friends. Maybe if you're sick, she will cast a spell on your sickness too!
Thanks for being my Pal of the Week, Elise!
October 8th 2009 2:38 pm
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That Dude K. can whip out a song faster than any angel I know! Look at this pawsome song - all about courtesy tooting!
Courtesy toot, courtesy toot
We’re all tootin at da bridge
Calvin’s given us a brand new word
So we’re tootin here by da ‘fridge
Courtesy toot courtesy toot
Everyone’s tootin fur one another
Neighbors, friends, passers by
Mom, dad, sis and brother
Courtesy toot, courtesy toot
Kittehs fat, kittehs fluffy, kittehs small
There be so many kitteh’s here tootin now
Da lines be clear down da hall
Courtesy toot, courtesy toot
Look right, look left, look right
So much tootin goin on right now
We canna tell day from night
Courtesy toot, courtesy toot
Phew…now da bridge be stinkin
All us kittehs courtesy tootin
But one had beans I’m thinkin
Courtesy toot, courtesy toot
This fartin be totally ravin
Thanks goez out to my pal
Who sometimes be called CLAVIN
Courtesy toot, courtesy toot,
Calvin’s vet gave him good mews
I’ll still keep purrin him eatz his foodz
So him can toots along twos
Courtesy toot courtesy toot
I’m done tootin for now
I’s glad you got good mews my friend
Peace out, KNEAD on and how
I'm loving this song, Dude K.!
October 8th 2009 10:08 am
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Wowza, all your purrs are helping me! I went to the vet today to get my blood checked again. My favorite vet tech, Sarah, came to get me. I was gone quite awhile and when I came back out to the lobby, Sarah told Mawmee there was a line at the vampire's station.
So, Sarah said we had some snuggle time while we waited our turn. I had to wait longer while they checked the blood. I chillaxed and checked out the kittens in the lobby. One of them is orange like me, but he has gold eyes instead of green. He kept staring at me - I think he thought I was his mother or something!
Since I'm so good at the vet's office, Mawmee left the top unzipped, and I got to stick my head out and look around while we waited. My vet lady came out and told us that my red blood cells are increasing - good news! The shots Mawmee gives me every other day are working!
My white blood cell count is purrfect, so that was good news too. I'm not gaining any weight, so that needs to be the focus of your purrs this week, if you don't mind. I'm at 7 lbs. 6 1/2 oz. Of course, it is all muscular mancat, but I need to beef up and be like Gleek.
I'll continue with the same medicine this week, and next week we'll check out my blood again.
Thanks so much for being all about Calvin - I'm gonna stick around for awhile . . . . . . . . .
October 7th 2009 8:47 am
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It's been awhile since I've given you all a new word to use. Before I do that, I just want you to know that I'm doing okay for now. I'm eating tiny meals, and tomorrow I go back to have my blood checked. Hopefully, Ann Emia will be gone, and my kid knees and liver will be okay.
If you have siblings, you will really relate to this new phrase:
A courtesy toot is when you are chillaxin with your brother, and all of a sudden, you let a toot rip. Of course, if there are any girls around, you would like to blame it on them, but if you are embarrassed because they are giving you the evil eye, then your brother does a courtesy toot so that the two smells will mix and mingle, and no one in the room will realize who had the smellier toot.
It's just a common courtesy that you need to remember. There are a lot of rules for us cats, and this is one of the important ones, so be sure to practice it today.
Knead On . . . . . . . . .
October 3rd 2009 7:31 pm
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Our Daddy has been out of town for a few days attending a conference. That means Mawmee has been busy feeding me every hour, sitting downstairs with Sugar so she doesn't get lonely, and moving Vivien into the garage at night. Boy, Daddy will be surprised about that when he gets home - MOL!
Last night Mawmee was on the computer until about midnight, and when she came in the bedroom to get ready for bed, she looked over and saw three cats on the bed: Violet, Gleek, and ME!
She couldn't believe it, and I told her that I'm the man of the house, and I need to protect her since Daddy is gone. I fell asleep right next to her, and she said that was the bestest present ever. Dang, I didn't even know I was giving her a present, but she was happy.
It hasn't been too much fun getting my fluids from her because I usually sit on Daddy's lap and she supervises. So, the past couple of nights, I haven't gotten as many fluids. But, I'm drinking lots of water, so that is okay because Daddy will give me fluids tomorrow.
I go back to the vet next week for another check of my blood. This last week they took it out of my neck - those stupid vampires!
October 1st 2009 11:27 am
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I'm back from my vet visit. Of course, there is good news, and there is not-as-good news (see, I'm not calling it bad news)!
My red blood cells are coming back - pretty slowly, but at least no more of them have left. So, I'll continue getting the Epogen shots every other day from Mawmee.
My weight is down a few more ounces. I missed two whole days worth of food, so I'm going to do my best to catch up!
While I was there today, they gave me fluids because Mawmee had a difficult time doing it by herself last night. She dreaded pushing that needle into me because it was her first time trying. The needle for the Epogen shot is super duper thin and very easy to use, but the fluid needles are bigger.
I'm going to continue taking Pepcid and Prednisone every other day. I also got a shot of Convenia today which lasts an entire week. It is an antibiotic, and I'm glad to take one shot instead of a bunch of pills!
The vet says the chemo has helped because of my white blood cells being low. In fact, they are almost too low, so I got one more shot today to help stimulate my appetite, and to help with my anemia.
The girls are gonna love this because the shot is a steroid. So, I'll be turning into a muscular mancat - even more mancatly than I am right now! I hope I have the strength to eat and fight off the girls at the same time!
I go back to the vet next week to reassess my condition. She said that if we wanted to do chemo, she can always lower the dosage of what she gave me last week so that it doesn't make me feel as badly as I felt last weekend.
Thanks for all your purrs - I know they are helping me!
September 30th 2009 6:55 pm
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My pal, Lola, suggested I start a photo stroll for those of us who have Ugg boots on.
If you have any pictures where you're wearing your boots because you got your legs shaved, then tag the photo:
and you can join Lola and me in our photo stroll . . . . . . .
September 30th 2009 8:33 am
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Everyone is sleeping. The Daddy feels a cat next to him. He reaches out and touches the cat's paw. He turns on the flashlight and tells the Mawmee, would you look at who is in bed with us!
Yep, it was me. I climbed 14 stairs to get to the bedroom. Then I climbed 3 steps to get to the cedar chest at the foot of the bed. Then I jumped a big jump to get on the bed.
I stood there staring at both of them. They decided I must be hungry, so we all went downstairs to get something to eat. I wasn't hungry. Everyone went back to bed, and I stayed in the living room.
Mawmee hears someone on the cedar chest. She turns on the flashlight and yep, it is me! She flies out of bed - because she loves doing that at 5:45 in the morning - and helps me onto the bed. We all try to go back to sleep, but I'm not tired. I sit there staring at them.
All of a sudden, she reaches out to bring me closer to her, and then you hear, oh no, he has poopie on him.
Yep, she was talking about my butt! Daddy said, I thought I smelled something, and Mawmee said, well, why didn't you say anything? (you see Mawmee has allergies - wonder why - and can't smell too good in the morning).
Daddy goes and gets wet paper towels and I'm still in bed and Mawmee is working with a flashlight trying to clean up my BUN. After several trips back and forth, Daddy says, why don't we bring him into the bathroom?
There were only two brains in the room at that hour of the morning - one was Gleek's and one was mine!
The next thing you know, I'm in the bathroom getting all cleaned up. Then the top sheet had to get taken off which means Gleek had to be picked up, and that takes a forklift!
Daddy finally declared, it looks like I'm up, and Mawmee declared, I'm going back to bed!
Can you believe they thought I might be making my journey to the bridge just two days ago, and now I'm doing stuff like jumping on a bed and bringing poopie presents to them?
It has to be the tsunami of purrs that are coming my way. Thank you to each one of you for all your love and support. Tomorrow I'll be getting my blood checked to make sure my red blood cells are returning.
Please purr for Jack today as he is having a very serious surgery.
September 29th 2009 1:26 pm
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I got a lot to tell you today. First of all, I'm eating better today than I have in the last four days. Every hour, Mawmee brings me wet food, usually my regular Fancy Feast, and after I eat a few bites, she puts a bowl of Fancy Feast Gold dry food under my nose. I take a few tiny bites of it too. And, I'm drinkin' water and peeing good too. I've only made a couple of tiny poopies, but that is because I don't have much food in my tummy.
I've come upstairs - 14 of them - twice! Right now, I'm in the Litter Robot. The first time I came upstairs, Mawmee was so excited to see me. She huddled over me - I think she should join some football team because she knows how to huddle! I even purred and headbutted her and that hasn't happened in over a week!
My vet lady is going to be off on Friday, so I'm going in Thursday to have my blood checked. We're going to see if the shots that Mawmee is giving me is helping my red blood cells grow. Mawmee and Daddy decided that I am not going to get any more chemo. It wipes me out too much, and since it really can't cure my cancer, they don't think it is worth putting me through that stress each week. We're going to enjoy everyday that we have left together!
Now, I realized that I haven't had a Pal of the Week for a couple of weeks, and I need to get back to doing that. My new pal for this week is Nikolai! The girls are gonna love Nikolai because he loves the color pink as you can tell from this photo!
Nik, as I like to call him, has a super fancy long name - Nikolai Ivanovich Raskolnikov. He isn't really Russian, but was born under a trailer in Nevada. He left behind a life of destitution and now lives like a king!
Nik and I have something in common. We are both getting chemo. Nik has crystals in his pee. Wouldn't you know it - he has Crystal visiting him and I have Ann Emia visiting me. Leave it to girls to ruin a guy! MOL!
Nik's vet did some biopsies and while nothing showed up as cancer, he did have some cells that weren't quite normal. So, if you don't mind, please send some purrs his way and let's hope his chemo fixes all the bad stuff going on in his body.
Nik has two sisters, and a brother, and dang, he even has a rabbit that dresses up in clothes! Too bad there isn't a Bunnyster or Rabbitster!
Please stop by and send a friend invite to Nikolai if you aren't already friends with him. Thanks for being my Pal of the Week, Nik!
And I have one more purr request since everyone seems to be purring non-stop. My local pal, Jack is at the hospital with internal bleeding. He has been having problems for awhile - with IBD, losing weight, and having that chick, Ann Emia, visiting him too. Jack will be having surgery tomorrow, so keep him in your purrs.
Knead On . . . . . . . .
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