Pet-Peeves: being brushed and having her face washed and any of her sisters invading her personal space
Favorite Toy: Big crinkly mylar balls
Favorite Nap Spot: Mommy's bed or else the very top of the cat tree.
Favorite Food: Royal Canin and ALL treats
Skills: Chelsea comes when she is called no matter where she is and what she is doing. Without fail she will come running to see what Mommy wants while her sisters all have selective hearing.
Arrival Story: Chelsea has the same mother and father kitties as Allie. When I found out her Mom was expecting another litter, I knew I wanted another sweet baby like my Allie. Just as with the first 2 kittens, we managed to get lost on our way to New Hampshire. Their Daddy says we have keep adding kittens to the family until we get the directions right.
Bio: Her CFA registered name is "All4pauz Chelsea Snow Angel"
Well, I am back up over 9 pounds again finally. Mom still weighs me every week and I gain a few ounces but I am pretty stable now. Mommy is soooo happy. I am pretty much back to normal in every way and perfectly healthy. I am still eating well. Mom got us off the Fancy Feast dry (junk food....but I did love it!) and is very happy that I seem to like the Solid Gold Katzenflocken just as much . We are feeding the rest of the big tub of Wellness food to a stray kitty outside now. The next door neighbor's girlfriend moved away and she left the poor guy behind so Mommy is feeding him. He's not friendly...never lets Mom touch him or even come close but his life has been hard so she understands. If he is still around by winter, we may have to get him to the Humane Society shelter. But since everybody else seemed to prefer our new food too, this is a great way to use up the old stuff. He may have to settle for Cat Chow when that runs out though. Just because we get holistic food doesn't mean Mom can afford to feed it to the whole neighborhood. I love to go outside on the deck with Mommy. When I see that harness come out, I run to the door and wait for Mom to put it on. It kinds freaks me out and I walk backwards a lot but if it means I get to go out, then I'm all for it. Nobody else gets to go. Just me.(faking that illness really seemed to help Mom remember that I am special and deserve special treatment...MOL)
We got an email checking about how I was doing today and Mom realized it's about time I updated my diary. We really didn't have much to report but I need to let my friends know how good I am doing. After we switched to my awesome new vet and she did a few more tests and consulted a few experts, we found out that I don't have hyperT. Since I have been alllowed a full time junk food diet of Fancy Feast dry and all the treats I can beg, I have put over a pound back on. Mom bought a baby scale and keeps track of it at home but I was finally well enough to have my rabies shot last Thursday and Dr. Hester was thrilled with my progress. You can not feel my bones anymore and my chubby cheeks are back. She doesn't think I need to be quite as heavy as I once was but once I am stabilized at around 9 pounds she said Mom can start to try cutting back on the FF and introduce a better food back into our diet. Everybody is loving the FF but Mom is not enjoying the litterbox stink caused by 7 cats eating junk food. We have to call in one month with a weight check and Dr. Hester will decide from there. So basically, it seems like there never was anything wrong with me. I was just on a hunger strike. Mom is not amused........
The xray specialist called yesterday and said my xrays were good. No worries there except that I don't have good hips. Not sure what that means yet but it has nothing to do withwhat is making me sick. Then Dr. Hester called today and said my ionized calcium test came back normal too. So if everything is so normal, what's wrong with me? Mommy says I am much nicer since I got to stop taking the medicine (which I did not need in the first place). I stopped hissing and growling at Lucy and I even licked her head today. So right now I am on a diet. The "all you can eat" diet. Mommy bought all different kinds of new food for me to try and I really like Fancy Feast dry so my doctor said to let me have as much as I want as long as I eat good, she doesn't care what it is right now. Everybody seems to like it better than the Wellness. So much for trying to feed us healthy food. Mom's not thrilled with it but if I eat it, she's happy. If I don't gain weight back in the next 30 days, I have to have an abdominal ultrasound to see if I have problems in my digestive system. Tomorrow they will call to tell Mom how much my goal is to eat per day. Mommy's not sure how we will make sure that happens in a house full of kitties but she's doing her best. So now we know it's not hyperthyroid, not hypercalcemia....not any visible cancers that would show on an xray. So just what is wrong?? Mommy doesn't like this kind of mystery. But at least we are in good hands with my new vet. We like her a lot!