Likes: I like to chase Bastet and let Bastet chase me up and down the hall.
Pet-Peeves: When Bastet jumps on me while sleeping.
Favorite Toy: I love furry tail on a stick and when Mom does homework, I run and hide her pencils.
Favorite Nap Spot: I love laying on the living room sofa in the sun.
Favorite Food: I get Pounce Kitty Treats in the morning before Mom goes to teach.
Skills: I used to be the best 'huntress' in the neighborhood. I like to tear paper.
Arrival Story: April 2007 I found myself along with my brother at a strangers house who took us to a clinic for 'operations', then one of our ears were clipped at the tip. We went back to the strange house until our recovery, then we were put back outside.
A month later my brother and I met a big cat they called Tough Guy but he wasn't so tough. He looked after his two black sons and took us in. A few days later he took us all down the street in the culdesac to a white house where we all went up on the porch. The lady and gentleman of the house opened the door and the lady said to me, 'Look at the Pretty Girl.'
Most of the time I stayed outside on their deck, while Tough guy and his sons went inside the neighbor's garage. I was the best huntress of all the boys and I brought my new friend treasures from new born bunnies to birds. The lady always came out to play with me. I didn't want to go inside until one day I saw my brother killed by a neighbor's dog and something attacked me in the night. I still don't know what is was. But the lady of the white house took me to the vet. I was stitched and the lady took me inside. Ever since then, I have been inside and do not want to go outside at all.
Bio: I live in Spotsylvania County, Virginia with my sisters Bastet, Baby Cat, and Miss Kitty and with my Mom and Dad.
Meowmy and I are besides ourselves with worry. Since I am now Queen of the household, while Meowmy is at school during the day, I watch over my older sisfurs Miss Kitty and Baby and my younger sisfur Bastet. Miss Kitty has been suffering over a year with Pancreatitis and seems to be wasting away. She will not eat the vet's food unless Meowmy mixes it with canned tuna. Even with that she still gets sick and when I hear her crying before she is sick at her stomach, I run downstairs to see if I can help her. I think she likes me there and finds me comforting until Meowmy comes home. Meowmy has taken her to the vet for tests and he says there is no sign of cancer or parasites which is good news, but because she can't keep food on her stomach, she seems to be wasting away.
My baby sisfur Bastet can't seem to rid herself of the bacterial infection she began in mid August. Again this past week she became lithargic, not eating, drinking from our fountain, or using her litter box. She wanted to stay in her room, and wouldn't ask to go out on her leash. Meowmy stayed with her at night because she seemed to need Meomwy's comfort and I had to stay out of her room which made me very upset. I scratched and rattled the door trying to get in, but Meowmy wanted Bastet to rest quietly without playing with me. After school last Tuesday, Meowmy rushed Bastet to the vet for another battery of tests. The tests again showed no cysts, tumors, or blockages, and the Feline Leukemia test came back negative. However, again as in mid August a large amount of bacteria was present in her urine and she lost 1/2 a pound since then. This was alarming because in May she tipped the scale at just 7 pounds. Last Tuesday the vet gave her an antibiotic shot instead of pills and liquid as he did in August. Next Saturday she will receive another shot and he will run another battery of tests. After the antibiotics have been out of her system for awhile, Bastet needs to go back for another battery of tests to see if the bacterial infection is gone.
The vet is baffled and hopes there is no corrilation between her Hemophelia and this infection meaning that her immune system is shutting down. If this is the case, this could be very serious. Meowmy and the vet are looking at it like this. It was difficult to get the initial dosage of antibiotics in her, so perhaps she didn't receive enough to kill all of the bacteria thus the infection returned.
Today, Saturday, she did eat the experimental food the vet gave her and some Greenie Treats, used her litter box and drank a great deal of water. She wanted to come out of her room, so Meowmy let her go downstairs. She is now sleeping in the sunny living room. So we are all happy there seems to be some improvement and hope this continues.
After being home a little over 2 weeks because of snow, Meowmy had to go back to school and her students on Wednesday.
We we were not happy about that and let her know about it when she came home that afternoon. DO you think we greeted her at the door? NOPE!!! We ignored her. We just let her call and call our names. That Miss Kitty came for pets, so did Baby and Menes, but do we didn't. We didn't talk to her during our regular play time.
You see, every night after her shower around 7:30, she sits on the bed with us to play with our toys before she goes to bed at 9:00. Weeeellll, Bastet and I didn't want to play on Wednesday night. Meomwy tried and tried, but nope...we didn't want to play. We just sashayed down the hall.
The next thing I know, Menes, our BIGGGG brother, comes dashing upstairs and takes the toy downstairs. Bastet and I go to the steps and watch through the railing as Meowmy takes a video of Menes playing with OUR toy. He tries to take it downstairs to his apartment, but the door was shut. He...he...he...... So after a few minutes, Meowmy took the toy away from him, and brought it upstairs. Much to MY disgust, that video is on HIS page right now....HIISSSSSS....
By that time it was her bedtime. She put away the toy and went to sleep. But we pounced on her all night. So we showed her we didn't like her leaving us for her students.