November 16th 2009 5:32 pm
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Tonight my Mommy was removing the blue stripes from our hallway since she and Daddy painted the trim yesterday and we don't need the blue stripes anymore.
I came over to show Mommy that I have a new stripe too. It's the same color as the paint! Mommy wondered if the hallway has tabby stripes somewhere now.
When she got to the window, she made a very mad face and said through clenched teeth, "Whose paw prints are these on the windowsill???"
I was quickly ruled out as the suspect because the paw prints were tiny and my big ole mitts don't fit! Mommy thinks it was Lilith, but it's kind of something Butters would do too, and he has little feet. I think my money is on Lilith too!
November 19th 2009 3:09 pm
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Mommy took me to the doctor to drop me off for blood and urine samples. It was to recheck my urinary infection and check my blood panel post-Radiocat. Then they called Mommy and said they really want to work on me on when Mommy is there from now on because I was so...uncooperative. But they were the ones that originally said it was easier for them if I was dropped off! So we are kind of confused and unhappy about this conflicting information. They made Mommy feel like she was just a big slacker dropper off-er of cats! It was their idea!
I did not give up any pee-pee but they got the blood. The doctor agreed with Mommy that I am in pain and don't seem the same. He thinks I hurt my back somehow. So I got a pain injection and supposedly it will most likely resolve itself if I keep quiet. I sure hope so!
Mommy and Daddy have spent so much time and thousands of dollars on me, and all they want is for me to get some pain free years. They want my thyroid cured and for me to be happy and comfy for once! Hopefully we are almost there.
November 27th 2009 9:43 pm
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Good mews, pals! My blood work was all normal and good from my last doctor's visit! My urine still needs to be retested though, so good luck to Mommy on that! My thyroid was a...ONE!!! Finally!!! This is not the final test to see if I am cured of my thyroid problem, but all signs point to it now.
Our new catsitter was great. Mommy and Daddy had only one bad thing to tell us about their trip down to Florida to visit Grandma Mimi. While they were out on Monday visiting Aunt Shelly, Grandma Mimi's house was burglarized. The burglars took both Mommy and Daddy's work laptops, Grandma Mimi's flat screen tv that we gave her as a gift two years ago, some cash and some medicine that belonged to Grandma. Mind you, Grandma Mimi is completely disabled with multiple sclerosis, and she and her husband hardly had tons of stuff to steal. Nonetheless, the burglars took what little they had, plus the two computers. It is very sad.
Mommy will be even more sad on Monday when she has to redo all of her work. Seems someone did not back up her important work to the network drives and will now be spending from now until Easter recovering from this. Note to all: BACK UP YOUR FILES!!!
Of course, the important thing is that they broke in while no one was home, and so we only lost some stuff that can be replaced. I am purring very hard that the police catch the thieves and find all the stuff, but it's a long shot.
We hope you all had great Turkey Days.
December 13th 2009 1:29 pm
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I don't usually do my own Christmas shopping or wrapping. I have a Mommy for that. But I do like to give gifts to people I know and to the occasional non-family pet. Mommy found this Christmas paper at Wal-Mart that says Meowy Christmas and Yappy New Year and has pawprints on it. I told her to wrap all gifts from me in that paper from now on. Now everyone will know which gifts are from me! Aren't I clever?
December 15th 2009 1:11 pm
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Today I got my pee-pee tested and the doctors say I have early renal insufficiency. Time to get on some calitriol. Other than that, my urine was very sufficient and healthy. We are just trying to get ahead of these kidneys of mine since I am 15 now.
I go back for a recheck in January after my medicine has time to work.
December 26th 2009 9:10 am
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Santa paws was very good to the young kitties in this house! They got new furry mice, a fling-ama-string and a Frolicat! The fling-ama-string is a HUGE hit, with all cats lining up to play with it...even Hazel! Everyone moved out of the way to let me play though because I am still HOH around here. That thing is fun! I played with it for a few moments and then let the youngsters have it back. The Frolicat is good too, but most kitties love the string thing the best.
For Christmas I gave Mommy the gift of sleeping on top of her (I have not been sleeping with her much lately and she was missing me) and Gilmore got under the covers in the bed and let Mommy pet him. Mommy said she loved both of our gifts very much.
Hazel decided to join Gilmore's new undercover kitty club. That is a club for kitties that love to burrow under the covers and sleep all day. I prefer to sleep on top of the covers. But Hazel figured out that she could combine her love of hiding, sleeping and being warm. But when people are in the bed, Hazel leaves, while Gilmore will stay.
This time last year, the kitties Mommy rescued were all hiding under the couch and would not come out. Now three of them sleep with her in the bed. Of course, she still can't pet any of them except for Gilmore, but who knows what next year will bring?
Enjoy all your new toys and pressies!
February 2nd 2010 4:24 am
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That is what I want to know today after finding out my dear orange friend, Alfie, has been suddenly and cruelly taken from his Mommy and his family and gone to the Bridge. I am physically sick and can't stop crying. I know mancats are not supposed to cry, but Alfie was one of our closest friends. His family has had so much heartbreak, losing Sydney Rose and Wally and now sweet orange lovebug Alfie. I feel angry and afraid and sad and my heart hurts for Alfie's momma and grandpa. I know that life is not supposed to be fair, but this just seems beyond unfair to me.
February 4th 2010 6:25 pm
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I just heard about the latest outrage that will befall me tomorrow. As if it's not bad enough to have to go to the vet and get my blood sucked and all kinds of other indignities, I will be getting a haircut! Of course, I must be lightly sedated for this to reduce my stress and because I just go crazy mean at the vet.
Since I am older, I can't reach my back furs to groom them. I won't let anyone help me either, like Mommy. It just hurts too much. So now I have big pinchy mats that are hurting me. My coat from the end of my back to my tail is all matted. Also, my nails are way too long. So I am getting a new haircut and my nails done. Does this sound like mancat activity to you? I think not.
Mommy says all men need a little manscaping sometimes and that I will look and feel better when it's done. I guess I have no choice in the matter since she is bigger than me and I will get taken whether I want to go or not!
The only good that will come of this is that Mommy will not drive to her office tomorrow but will stay at home and work there. I will be there to add my two meows to every conference call she has!
February 5th 2010 9:35 am
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I am home from the vet and feeling furtastic. I came out of the sedation very quickly and I am quite alert.
I only have one bald spot but the rest of my furs are all combed out now. I got my fur all wiped down with a baby wipe and my nails trimmed. It feels so great to be able to move without my fur pulling my skin. I can already notice a big improvement in how I feel!
The doctors found that both of my ears were severely blocked with ear goop. They cleaned it all out and that is the other reason I feel better now. I have more drops to take and they also gave me a shot of vitamin B12. I think I am going to start getting that at home twice a month now.
I lost almost a pound, but the vet is not worried. She felt my manly mancat muscles and decided I was very solid and not losing muscle mass. In fact, for a kitty that is almost 16, they said I am nearly purrrrrfect.
My pee-pee values have not changed. I still have some abnormal values but only trace amounts of protein being shed in my urine, so chances are that my kidneys, while mildly insufficient, are hanging in there for now.
Blood work will be back Monday, but all in all, all good news. Because of the sedation, blood work, urine analysis, etc. the bill was well over $500. I don't know why Mommy keeps giving the vet all our money, but she says I am worth every penny and more.
February 7th 2010 4:41 pm
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We have sharks at our house! Well, one Shark steam mop. I still am not using the litterbox consistently after years of Mommy trying to retrain me and figure out why. Sigh.
Anymeow, every night she has to clean our wood floors to remove pee. She thought the Shark would make that easier and less unpleasant, especially when the pees are dry already. Well, the Shark definitely works and is useful for some things, but the steam mostly just reactivates the cat pee smell, and it does not remove/absorb the whole mess. The result is a smelly, streaky mess. So Mommy's hopes of not having to clean the floor every day on her hands and knees are dashed.
Hey, maybe all this talk of cat pee will get me selected as a diary pick!