Skills: He brushes his own teeth with the nail brush.
Arrival Story: Butch was adopted by my sister about five years ago from a family that had a baby and could no longer keep Butch. Butch was de-clawed by his first owners. They also took him to a pet psychiatrist. My sister was in the process of moving and I was going to watch Butch for about a month or so. That was two years ago.
Bio: Butch has no interest in birds, bugs or even squirrels. He will walk around a squirrel if one is in his path. He loves to drink water, and often spends his time sitting by the water bowl on the back deck. His favorite trick is pawing at his owners at 4 am (since he has no claws) to let him out, because his stray cat buddies are outside, waiting to eat. Once outside, Butch will come push the door open, go back outside, and let them in to eat. He’s a kind-hearted kitty.
Last night I wasn't doing so well. I finally got so sick that I wasn't able to walk well and had an upset belly all night. I have also lost about 2-3 pounds in the last 6 weeks. My mom has been syringe feeding me this last week because I just don't have an appetite. My Mom loves me and has done all she can. I let her know that I was ready to go to the other side. My Mom took me to the Vet this morning and I went peacefully to the Rainbow Bridge. Mom buried me in the yard where I loved to play and where she can visit me often. My Mom will miss me but she knows that I appreciate all she did for me.
Well I had some more blood work done and it confirms how I have been feeling - not too hot. My blood levels are nearly what they were when my Mom first took me to the vet last year when we found out I was sick. I don't have much of an appetite and have lost about a pound in the last few weeks, so my Mom is feeding me regular wet food (yum!) with my kidney diet food and I like that, it is giving me more energy. Who knows how long I will hang in there, but for now I am still frisky so things are OK. Plus my Mom bought me a new kitten bed and I love it! I spend as much time in it as I can, sleeping or watching the birdies out the window. See my photo above.
I got my blood checked again. Most everything is OK, but certain things went up, because I am tired of my food and therefore; won't eat the medicine that is in the food. So my Mom bought me a new kind of food and it is super yummy! I lick the bowl clean, and I am getting all my medicines now. We will check my blood here in a few weeks and see if I am doing OK. Other than that, just been hanging out on the deck, enjoying the "dog" days of summer - should be the "kitty" days of summer – gotta love the sun on your fur!