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Here’s Looking at You From A New Profile Picture

May 22nd 2012 10:01 pm
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And, hopefurrly being seen in a ‘different light’. We haven’t been around much and we apologize. Mom is busy trying to get a purrfessional pawtography business off the ground. She finally broke down and got a good camera and she’s still trying to learn it and find out what it can and can’t do.

We know, the pictures Mom posted aren’t the most interesting, but she was trying out the effects of incandescent lighting in the room along with low natural light conditions. She was also trying out things like sports mode to see how well the picture comes out if we’re moving around a lot.

She decided she’s still got a lot to learn.

In the meantime, she’s been all over the park, taking, of all things, pictures of doggies, trying to put together a complete purrtfolo. OMC, what a difference the camera makes! She says it’s a shame she can’t post those pictures.

One thing we noticed with the camera is it makes my eyes appear a lot more vivid blue than they truly are. Mom likes my ice blue eyes, but we don’t have software in the ‘puter to change the color back to what it should be. (And, you can bet, if my eyes are coming out too bright, you can imagine what Samsara’s look like. Giggles.)

Oh, one more thing. I should have gotten my last chemo treatment last week. It didn’t happen because my WBCs were too low. Dr. L. didn’t want to push me over the edge and compromise my immune system with the chemo. Then I should have gotten my last chemo treatment today and it didn’t happen again, for the same reason.

I went through an itchy episode last month and, ahem… took my spring shedding into my own paws. I have a couple of spots on me where my coat is a bit on the thin side. They tried giving me antihistamine; it didn’t work so they put me back on prednisolone. It took care of the problem.

I also had another ‘issue’ with my food last month. I didn’t want the wet food and I didn’t want my kibble. Even with Mirtazapine I wasn’t eating very much. Dr. L. was baffled. You know what it was? The last part of the bag of kibble got old—it happened to Samsara with her kibble too. And they kept giving us both appetite stimulant. You know how they figured it out? We were reaching the bottom of the barrel on my food and Mom got a new bag. When I saw what she had I couldn’t wait to bust it open to get to it. Samsara too. That kibble is our favorite.

Around the same time, I was doing so well with my IBD that I was off all my meds except for lysine gel. Then Mom tried sprinkling a little deVour product over my wet food for a couple of nights and I went right back to pudding poops and had to go back on Tylan for a few days. Thankfurrly, I’m back to where I was before.

I still don’t want the canned stuff and they weighed me last week —I lost weight. Would you believe they’re not happy about it? I was skimming 11 lbs. around Christmas and I’m down to 10 lbs. now. Don’t worry, they’re still calling me ‘chubby’!!

We’ll try to post more pictures at a later date. We still love effurybody; it’s just we can’t be around so much right now.

Purrs and headbonks…


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Purred by: ♥ Jezebel RIP ♥ (Catster Member)

May 22nd 2012 at 11:47 pm

Your new pictures look great!
Purred by: ♥ Jezebel RIP ♥ (Catster Member)

May 22nd 2012 at 11:53 pm

Your new pictures look great!
Purred by: ♥ Jezebel RIP ♥ (Catster Member)

May 22nd 2012 at 11:54 pm

Your new pictures look really pretty!
Purred by: Timo Katze - DB #105 (Catster Member)

May 23rd 2012 at 4:37 am

We love you, Colette. Great that you're doing good with the IBD. Now let's get those white bloods cells up. Purr, purr.
You look pretty as always in your new pics. Your Mom can post one pic of the dogs. One pic of 'friends' is allowed. Good luck to your Mom with her Pawtography business.
Purred by: Laura W

May 23rd 2012 at 9:08 am

my stars girl, you look furtastic in any light, samsara too so don't let your mom make excuses with her new camera and best fishes to her on her new endeavor...I hope she becomes rich and famous so like when I am being interviewed I can say, yes, that's colette and samsara's mom !!!


I hope your last chemo treatment can be finished and I hope hope hope you get a clean bill of health from this point forward with the stupid cancer and it's gone and stays away....

hugs girl, hi to sam

Purred by: Nonny - DG # 10 (Catster Member)

May 23rd 2012 at 9:38 am

You look beautiful in your new photos.
We are purring that your WBC numbers increase and you can get your treatment soon.

Purred by: Samoa - Diva Angel (Catster Member)

May 23rd 2012 at 8:07 pm

You would be a beautiful princess no matter what kind of camera your Mom uses! I'm glad she figured out the food problem. We get excited when a new bag is opened too - fresh is best! Only a few of us eat dry food, so she found getting the smaller bags is the way to go.
Purred by: WeBeesSiameezers (Catster Member)

May 23rd 2012 at 8:15 pm

We really liked the lighting in the new pics. You look furry elegant!

We sure do hope that your health will become great and stable.
You tell that 'C' to go away and stay away furevfur!

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