November 29th 2014 3:28 pm
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First we hope you all had a pawtastic Thanksgiving, sorry we were not around will get to that later.
Thank you for all of our Thanksgiving gifts, my birthday wishes and pictures.
We are all doing good, we are enjoying the beautiful weather we are having, we are loving it because Mom opens the windows for us as long as it isn't too windy (our wind around here is known as the Vail gail) It gets very windy here and when it is cold it makes it colder....some mornings it is in the low 30's, but after the hot summer months we love it and we are not complaining.
Now for other things, Mom just hasn't felt like getting on the computer even if we want to get on....there are times when her lap top runs very slow not due to the lap top mind you because it is wireless there are times when it runs slow. Mom thinks it is because we are in a rural area who knows...we sure don't know why!
Moms friends came over for the Thanksgiving week, Mom met them at the San Diego Zoo, they told Mom before we moved that they were planning on visiting Tucson and wanted to make sure they got together.
So the first day Mom and Dad met them at the Sonora
Desert Museum about 30 miles away from us up in the mountains. This place has all the animals that live here in the desert. Don't know why they wanted to see animals that live here we see them where we live.
They got to watch the raptors free flying Mom says it was amazing, but she knows they have to always be on the watch for the raptors flying around. They saw coyotes up close too, javelina's ( wild desert pigs) big cats, bats and so many more...Mom was interested about them she wanted to learn as much as she can because they are out there and one never knows when she will see one near our house. Yes we do have to be careful and we can't go outside like we did in San Diego. It is 21 acres with 2 miles of walking paths. They did a lot of walking and boy were they tired when they came home. While there they had lunch in one of their restaurants yum! Mom luckily got memberships for her and Dad so they can go back and see more. It was a great day, our visitors, Mom & Dad sure enjoyed themselves.
Getting there Mom and Dad had to go up and up on a curvy road, but coming back they tried a different way that was easier. They are still learning how to get to places around here sure hope they don't get lost thank goodness they have GPS in their car and phones.
Then they went to the Tucson zoo, unlike San Diego Zoo it is very small but nice, they spent a few hours there, they got too see elephants from San Diego Safari Park and Arizona's first baby born elephant, she is so cute and funny. Also a female lion from there too with her cubs, they sure are getting big.
Mom wanted her friends to come to our house to see where we all live so they said yes and followed, but first Mom wanted to go to a Holistic pet shoppe to exchange something and get more holistic items for us. They wanted to go and see this place. Then off to our house, they loved it and thought is was a beautiful place with the view we have.
I must say Mom and Dad sure have been gone and have left us allot lately. We miss them when they are gone, I don't get my can food during the day. Mom has been giving me food every hour or 2 now because I really don't eat enough dry and she wants to make sure I am getting enough food. She has to make sure I don't loose any weight.
Tomorrow Mom & Dad are leaving us again for a little while they are going to a tree trimming meet & greet party at the lodge this is the first time they will be going to anything at the lodge...Mom got a pretty ornament to put on the tree and she make yummy brownies to take.
I am doing well, Mom finally pulled out my heating pad, I sure love having it again, even though our house doesn't get cold but because I am thin I am cold and need the heat. Mom put 2 others out in her room on the cat trees if my furblings want to lay on them.
Now you know what is going on here, just been busy, well not me, visitors here and slow connection for the lap top...mom sure hopes this isn't something she will have to get used to...
We send you all our love and lots of hugs, know we are still here as a lot of us, just not around as much, but we are still waiting for things to get better around here and to waiting for more of our friends return.
October 1st 2014 12:52 pm
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Hello my fellow kitties this month once again we are celebrating TALLULAH'S KITTY BREAST CANCER AWARENESS and as well as human breast cancer awareness.
As you all know our sisfur Tallulah had this horrible cancer and we made others aware, even though she did survive and beat this cancer unfortunately the tumors went into her lungs and that is what made her lose her battle. But she never has stopped the battle no she hasn't, she is still making sure other pet owners know that cats and dogs get breast cancer and most kitties even if they fight lose the battle, we still don't know why this happens but it does, we have found out that even other cancers are attacking kitties and doggies (why too many)
So many of our girl kitty friends have gotten breast cancer and they too are in kitty heaven and from there they continue the fight they are PINK WARRIORS...one of our special friends Sugar also got this horrible cancer and her Mom continues to make others are aware as well as our Mom.
So this month we are honoring all of our friends that got breast cancer that may still be fighting and those like Tallulah are now ANGEL WARRIORS IN PINK....
Mom has decided to decorate all of our pages with breast cancer pink and ribbons another way to help spread the word.
As a reminder we ask that you take a minute and check your kitties for any lumps or bumps, hopefully no one will find any but if you don't, please take your precious fur baby to the vet and have it checked...this is serious and something we should be doing, Mom still checks all of us and she even checks herself...speaking of that Mom has to make an appointment for her yearly mammogram she does it every year in October...
So we will close this now, we pray that no one else gets breast cancer.
TALLULAH'S KITTY BREAST CANCER AWARENESS, SHE IS AN ANGEL WARRIOR IN PINK
Xena and family
August 27th 2014 5:11 pm
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I went to my new vet yesterday for the second time, this time to have blood work for my kidneys to see how I am doing.
I have to tell you Mom, Dad and me like the one we saw yesterday her name is Engie. She said if she didn't know I am 16 she would not believe it, she told Mom & Dad I look really good for my age.
I still have my heart murmur so she will keep checking my heart. They took my blood those vampires....
Well the numbers have changed because of my thyroid and the medication for it.
The Bun number went from 36 to 39
My creatinine went from 2.6 to 3.3
My vet is worried that the creatinine went up a lot so she consulted with a specialist to see what needs to be changed because my thyroid medication and thyroid has affected this.
My vet called Mom this morning I now have to get my 1/4 of my thyroid pills once a day instead of 2 times a day. Then in 3 to 4 weeks I go back in they will check my numbers again to see if that helped any. If not they may try a compound medication and/or have me get fluids more often for now I get the fluids 3 times a week.
They also gave Mom some new Kidney prescription food for me to try not the Hills Prescription I hate that and guess what? I like it, I actually an eating it...and the best part is Mom got a whole case for free because it is new and the company selling it gave it to the vet & me to see if I like it. Next time Mom will have to pay for it...
Now we have discovered that the lactated Ringers (my fluids) are in very short supply, they limit what you can order and some on line sites our completely out and it looks like this will be going on until 2015 sometime. Mom asked the vet about the shortage and she said yes they are having trouble getting the bags of fluids but they get them, if Mom needs any she can get them from the vet for $30 a bag...WHAT!!!!!
Mom just ordered 4 bags with no problem a week ago, but because of the shortage Mom just ordered 10 more for $7.24 a bag.....not that Mom wanted to order more but she can't take a chance that we will run out or have to pay $30 for a bag...what a rip off Mom says, she didn't say that to the vet...just hope we don't run out and when we need to order more we will be able to.
So I am doing pretty good, love my special area, enjoying my morning brushing, loves and not being in small places. Mom takes for out in back in her arms to let me see where we live, I haven't been in the enclosure, Mom feels it is too hot out for me and she doesn't want me to stress out.
Best part of going to the Vet I rode in style in our nice new car, I didn't like that I was next to Mom because dad drives the car for now, but Mom could reach me and talk to me, loved the ride home because I knew my venture to the vet was over.