September 20th 2012 11:05 pm
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I'm doing well. Enjoying the cooling off after a roasty toasty summer. I'm a little stiff with arthritis, thanks to the original, butthead people who had me declawed & then threw me out like trash, the arthritis is really pronounced in my front paws, but my heart is still murmuring & I'm still purring. I enjoy spending my time up on the bed, on my pillow, next to my mama while she does some weird stuff on this little screen with buttons while this big screen up on the wall blares & babbles. Lately, my minions, SugarWray & our newest recruit Chooch, will join us & we find our comfy spots & snooze or bathe or just admire mama. I've been losing weight, along with the others who are older than me, so Mama & Dad have been feeding me kitten food for higher protein. Stuff is awesome & I don't get the poots from it. I also enjoy a cookie, biscuit, pancake, oh & ice cream & whizzies (whipped cream) too, as I am an odd cat who has a sweet tooth. Life is good. I may be getting up in years, but I dig it. I was elected as Alpha male. The other cats treat me well & don't muss with me. When they act up, I simply lay my paw on their heads & they remember to play nice. Gosh, it's good to be the King.
March 30th 2011 10:44 am
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A few years ago, my vet noticed a heart murmur & advised my humans to keep an eye on me. Then last year, my murmur was quite noticeable & my vet recommended I be taken to a feline cardiologist, but as the cost was formidable, they couldn't do it. I developed pink eye a few days ago & was seen at the vet's today & now, my humans MUST have my murmur addressed, thankfully my human daddy had some $ set aside so they can afford it, & I am to be seen be a wonderful feline/canine cardiologist on Tuesday, April 5th & my humans are worried sick that they have waited too long to help me. Feline cardiomyopathy is not rare, but it is often deadly & the way we kitties can die from it vary from a quick sudden death (which my step-brother Tigger died from) or a long suffering, painful death by throwing a clot which mimics a stroke or broken legs. To die that way would be horrible, especially since my human Mama loves me like crazy & I lover her the same & as she deals with chronic pain, she would be unforgiving of herself if I were to suffer in any way. We're reading a lot of stuff & we have found that there is good news with the chances of my getting on medication that will help me & prevent me from dying in agony. I am no fan of going to the vet, but if it means I get to spend more time with my humans, I will do all I can to prolong our time together. While my Mama is my favorite human in all the galaxy, my Daddy & I have been bonding & he too was caught leaking water from his eyes when they talked about my heart. I am hoping that there is a chance that I will be amongst other kitties that have done well with medicines & be able to squeeze in at least another 3 to 5 years with them. I am such a goofy guy & I love to fetch my toys & sing as I carry them to lay at my humans feet & there's nothing better than laying on Mama's chest & have her hand feed me turkey or chicken. I also enjoy my friends DingDong (a.k.a. SugarWray) & Panzy (a.k.a. February's Muddy Waters) & it would suck, big time, if I had to leave them so soon. So, my fellow Catster friends, I ask of you to send good purrs & vibes my way, especially if you can do so at around 4:45-:5:15 pm Eastern Time, on Tuesday, April 5th while I am being tested to see what is causing my murmur. To other kitties that have murmurs without a diagnosis as to why, please tell your humans that there are some feline cardiologists that will keep their costs to a minimum, work out a financial plan or accept CareCredit & that even if we're found to have really awful heart conditions, with medications, we can live a longer & less stressful life. My love, headbutts, & purrs to all!
April 7th 2009 9:34 pm
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I finally got my beloved & most revered human, my darling Mama, to update my page with new pictures to help us celebrate Spring & Easter. I've been oh so happy when we are able to open the windows so I can snooze in sunbeams & watch the birds, bunnies, & other critters frolic & partake of the goodies left out for them. We had out first thunderstorms of the year yesterday & I was NOT happy! I HATE thunderstorms & will hide in the craziest places (my current favorite spot is behind the toilet) & am inconsoloable all the while. When things calmed down, I took to following my Mama everywhere. I sure love to bide my time with her. I'm so delighted when she'll let me cradle myself in her arms, or rest upon her head (cat hat!) while she slumbers. Being that she is also nocturnal, it's awesome that she keeps the hours I prefer, so I party & play while she taps on that thing she calls a computer (what a waste of time, she could be rubbing my belly or simply admiring me instead) & just about when I feel it is time to wind down, she's calling for me to come with her to bed. How awesome is that? I bet a lot of you are running around & smashing planters & knickknacks while your humans are sleeping, but mine is right here, ready to break up any ruckus & also to rescue me from the more fesity of the group. I have been ranting at her to put up a Catster page for WooWoo's sister, Pansy Petunia, so she can direct her attention & unwanted affection to others. That crazy kitty thinks I'm her girlfriend. I only have eyes for my "Mama," doesn't she get it? Any way friends & fellow Catster kitties, Mama is working on a page for Pansy, who is a silver tortoiseshell calico Siamese. She's very pretty to look at, but she is quite feisty & to put it lightly, CRAZY! It's hard for Mama (or anyone for that matter) to catch her sitting still for the flashbox (humans call it a "camera"), so her pictures are not going to be as lovely & beautiful as my own, but then again, she's not nearly as beautiful as I am, so be nice when grading her beauty. Be sure to look for her page within the next week or so. Well, I am off to cuddle & purr with my Mama. Let me send a shout out to my Catster pals from all around the world. For all of you in the Northern Hemisphere, let's get together & rejoice that Spring is here after such a long & boring winter! For all of you Christian kitties, may you & your families have a Joyous & Blessed Easter.