Binx


American Shorthair
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Home:West Lafayette, IN  [I have a diary!]  
Age: 6 Years   Sex: Male

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Nicknames:
Binxy, Beaner, Winky

Kitty Complexion:
 Activeness 
sleepyvery active
 
 Intelligence 
sillygenius
 
 Curiosity 
not curiousvery curious
 
 Friendliness 
timidaffectionate
 
 Vocal 
not vocalvery vocal
 

Sun Sign:
Quick Bio:
-cat rescue

Birthday:
August 23rd 2008

Coloration:
Black

Likes:
His sisters' company and climbing on the kitty condo

Pet-Peeves:
People walking up to him too fast

Favorite Toy:
ANYTHING with catnip :)

Favorite Nap Spot:
On my bed, on top of a fuzzy pink blanket

Favorite Food:
Tuna and Fancy Feast Canned Cat Food

Skills:
He can turn anything into a toy

Dwells:
indoors

Arrival Story:
Binx came to my attention, thanks to a fellow Catster by the name of Quincy (Catster id# 284067). His Mom is a Foster Mom for a local animal shelter and Quincy posted a story about his foster brother, Binx, having an operation to remove his eye. Upon reading this post, it reminded me so much of my kitty (Baby) that I immediately inquired about the possibility of adding Binx to my family. After talking with the Foster Mom (whom we think is an incredible and loving woman) - she decided that Binx could be adopted into our family. On an icy Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008 - to be exact, Binx's foster mom drove down and brought Binx to me and to his new home. Words cannot express my gratitude for everything the Foster Mom has done for Binx - he is an absolute delight and a very loving addition to our family. We just love him to pieces!

Lives Remaining:
9 of 9

Forums Motto:
Toys & Purrs make the world go round

The Last Forum I Posted In:
HALLOWEEN NAMES NEEDED FOR FOSTER KITTENS



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I've Been On Catster Since:
December 27th 2008 More than 5 years!

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

Catster Id:
935703


Meet my family
LizzyAngel Skinner
- Rest in
Peace
WinstonBaby
Lennon

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The View from Here - The Purrings of Binx


The Recovery...................

February 20th 2009 3:01 pm
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I haven't purred in my diary lately - as things have been soooo busy with the new baby boxer brother (Lennon) and all.

My eye (well - the space where my eye once was) was doing well for awhile. My drainage seemed to have stopped and Mom, Dr Heather and I all breathed a collective sigh of relief - thinking my eye was finally going to be OK and no additional surgery was needed.

2 weeks ago - Mom noticed my eye was swelling up - and I was starting to have drainage at the top corner of where my sutures where. Mom started cleaning it with antibacterial soap and putting compresses on it - to reduce the swelling.

Last weekend - I developed a slight fever -and my drainage was the worst Mom had ever seen it. She called Dr Heather - and made an appt for Dr Heather to examine me on Wednesday (the 18th of February).

In the meantime - Mom gave me 1/2 of a baby aspirin dissolved in water (to knock out my fever) and continued with the cleaning and compresses of my eye.

My fever was gone by Tuesday - but I was still having my drainage issues.

Dr Heather came on Wednesday - examined me - and told both Mom and I that she had to reopen the corner of my eye - where the drainage is coming from. She said it is not an infection (my fever was unrelated to my eye) and she wanted to reopen that part of my eye and scrape it clean - as she was assuming that I must have gotten something in there (maybe a lash or something) that was causing the drainage - as the rest of my operated area looked fantastic.

Wednesday Dr Heather took me away from my home - and I stayed with her overnight. She wanted to make sure that I didn't have any food past 7pm - and knowing that Lennon and I share the same sleeping quarters - she wanted to make sure Lennon was still getting food (cuz he has lots of growing to do).

I ended up not having surgery til late on Thursday and Dr Heather kept me overnight, again, to make sure I didn't have any adverse reaction to the anesthesia. Mom made sure she packed 2 of my blankies, my food and a couple of my toys - so I had some of my home comforts with me - when I was away.

When Dr Heather opened up the corner of my eye - she immediately found the source of my drainage issues - there were a couple of sutures still there - and my skin and fur were starting to grow into them. OUCH! Dr Heather removed the remaining stitches and that was the end of my surgery - nice, simple and quick.

I am now resting and eating. I am still a bit tired from the operation - but it sure is nice to be home again! I ate 2 cans of cat food, some kitty treats, drank a little milk and curled up on my pink fuzzy blanket to lounge in the sun :)

Paws crossed - this will be the last time we have to deal with my eye again!!

Now - I am focusing on the recovery.........

 

Eye, Eye, Eye....

January 24th 2009 3:00 am
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On Wednesday - Dr Heather stopped by to check on my eye.

I was having some problems with discharge coming from the area where my eye was removed, and Dr Heather initially put me on Clavamox - to see if that would help with the drainage I was having.

I am happy to report that my discharge has decreased dramatically. I have a small spot -in the corner of my eye - that has a little bit of discharge and crusting. Dr Heather looked at that tiny little spot and decided not to schedule surgery, to reopen my eye!! Dr Heather said that the discharge is getting smaller - and she hopes it will resolve itself on it's own - without surgical intervention. Dr Heather said it could be a part of the healing process, or there may be a little bit of my stitches still in there. Mom has to keep an eye on it (no pun intended) - and if I continue to have discharge - Dr Heather will go into the corner of my eye, where I still have a tiny bit of discharge (which is a lot less invasive procedure than Dr Heather was first considering).

I got my 2nd series of the booster shot and my rabies shots :(
I didn't even cry or squirm - Mom was so proud of me.

Dr Heather said overall - I am in excellent health and I have grown quite a bit since the last time she saw me. She said I am one sleek little guy :)

As you can see by my new pictures - we got a new family member! His name is Lennon & he is a boxer pup (he is a gift to Lizzy, from Mom, for Christmas). He is small for his age - so Mom has been caring for him as if he is a 5 week old (and not his real age of 8 weeks). Dr Heather and Mom will be monitoring his growth closely - and Dr Heather even gave Mom her cell phone # and home # - just in case something happens to Lennon and her office is closed. Dr Heather doesn't want Mom to take Lennon to the ER animal clinic - if she doesn't have to - as Dr Heather says Lennon really cannot be exposed to other dogs right now - as his immune system is fragile.

I don't know about that - you should see that little guy tackle me when we play - MOL! He even has these little baby barks and growls - I try to take him seriously - but he is so cute - and those itty bitty sounds that come out of my mouth - I cannot help but laugh and purr at him. As you may be able to tell - he is my newest play buddy! I have never been around dogs before - and I am quickly discovering they can be so much fun to play with - but - they do play a lot differently than us kitties do! That's OK - cuz when he wiggles his little butt - I cannot HELP but play with him!!

We also sleep together at night - with Mom. He is so warm and cuddly - but he sure does snore loud! Some nights he keeps me awake with all that snoring coming out of his lil snoot!

He also wakes up at 1 am (every morning) wanting a small bite of food to eat. Mom does it - as she says ANY caloric intake will help him immensely - even at 1 am.

Once I first moved in with Mom - I used to hiss and hide whenever she would walk into my cat flat apartment. Now - not only do I not hiss at Mom (I run up and greet her at the door), but when Daddy comes in the room - I no longer hiss or hide at him. I am still a bit cautious with Daddy - but I am getting so much better. I feel kinda bad that I don't run up to Dad, as I do with Mom. Mom said not to worry about it - as it took Winston 2 years to finally let Dad pet her and not run everytime she saw him.

I am slowly giving up my hobby of digging in Mom's plants. I found a new hobby - which Mom is not enthused about (but - hey - I am not digging in her plants - which is what I thought she wanted). Humans are confusing!!

My new hobby - hunting toilet paper rolls!! Yessss!! Only a REAL MAN will pursue the ever elusive, and dangerous, Charmin. Why they must be dangerous - as I heard such things uttered as "Don't Squeeze The Charmin"!! Why would any human even say that - unless it is dangerous?

Let's just say - once I am done with this "Charmin" character - he never looks the same!! You could say he looks a bit torn apart and shredded!

That' me:
Binx
The puppy loving Charmin Hunter!

 

How I got my name - Binx

January 3rd 2009 7:17 am
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Mom and I just hunted down how I was named, Binx.

Below is a link to the thread, where I obtained my name from fellow Catsters!

How I was named Binx Link!

I thought I would share with everyone, the origins of my name.

I think it is pawsome that it all started right here, on Catster!!

 
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