January 24th 2015 6:05 pm
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Meep and Bibi started a tag game in their diaries so I thought we would play too. Any cat who wants to play; consider yourself tagged and put a diary entry in for what strange human food you like to eat.
We have a few odd things we like to eat. Rusty likes "pizza bones" (the crust from pizza), Rusty and I both like McDonald's cheeseburgers (minus the onions, pickles and ketchup), I like oatmeal (cooked) and Percy loves salad greens. You can't open a bagged salad around here without Percy right by your feet within 2 minutes (that boy loves his salad). Daisy likes Goldfish crackers. And once in a while I like a Dorito. We also love lunch meat and I go nuts for cheese (American and Cheddar only).
I guess the strangest thing on that list is oatmeal!
See you again soon! Love and head nudges,
January 8th 2015 6:34 pm
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Like alot of the country, it was really cold here the last few days and nights. Last night it dipped below zero and with the winchill it was brutal. As you might remember me mentioning, we have two feral friends outside. Actually they are quite tame and let us pet them and even rub their bellies. The Moms made shelters for them and they get two or three meals a day and fresh water. Well last night was bitter and Ron, the big orange guy who is Daddy to most of my family was hanging around out back. He wouldn't go in the shelter and the Moms felt bad for him. Mom Michele went out around midnight and asked if he wanted to come in. He came and stood by the back door. So she scooped him and put him in the cellar....
Yeah, our Mancave! Rusty, Ivan and I love to hang out in the Mancave. And there she puts Ron down there with crunchies and water and wet food. She showed him the litter box and even put him in it and dug his paws around like you would for a kitten. She turned out the lights and came upstairs and we all went to bed. This morning she went down to the mancave, and gave him breakfast. She noticed that he hadn't used the box, so she put him in it again. She left Ron in the basement, because it was still only 2 outside and she went to work.
When she came home at lunch, she opened the front door and the smell almost knocked her over. She started pacing around the living room and pulled out the black light looking for pee. She asked us who missed the box. We all just looked at her like "it wasn't me". Then she realized....RON! she went down the basement and sure enough Ron had finally peed, but it was not in the box. At least it was on the concrete floor and could be scrubbed good, but did it stink. She scooped Ron up and put him back outside, it was at least a bit warmer and the sun was shining brightly. He pranced up the yard to go sit by the garden while Mom went back down the basement to clean.
There is still the hint of cat pee, but it is not so strong anymore. Mom wishes we could open the windows for fresh air, but it is much too cold for that.
Will Ron come back in tonight? He may not want too. I don't think he liked being cooped up, even though it was for his own good. He wasn't around at regular supper time, but did eventually show up and then ran up the yard after he ate. We'll see what happens. Although it is not supposed to be as cold tonight as last night. I'll keep you posted.
February 16th 2014 8:01 pm
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Sorry I didn't get back to you sooner, but things have been a little crazy here.....mom had tons of homework, we had 2 feet of snow in 3 days and had lots of shoveling to do(ours, the neighbors and grammy's), grammy was sick, percy had to go to the hospital and mom was in a car accident.
Here's the scoop. On Saturday morning, Mom woke up to find Percy in the crate with his collar off and his catheter missing, which meant a trip to the hospital. We already had about 2 inches of snow on top of the 1 1/2 feet we got on Thursday and Friday. Mom knew he had to go to the hospital, which is about 40 minutes away. They packed up and started out. They started on the state road and then went on the interstate (81N). The road was horrible, at times they were doing 25 with their flashers on for safety. They were about 9 miles from the exit to take to get to the hospital, going down a big hill when Mom's car started to fishtail, the back end was swinging pretty good. She didn't brake, but put the car in neutral to try to slow it down. Instead they went into a spin. The car spun all the way around and hit a car that was coming up from behind us that could not stop in time or avoid her. No one was hurt, although Mom's next and shoulders are stiff today (but that could also be from all that darn shoveling!). Mom's car only has a small dent on the back bumper, but the guy that she hit had more damage. they pulled over and had to wait for the police. Percy was in the carrier, meowing non-stop, he does not like being in the car!) Our gurdian angels, furry and human were certainly on duty, because it really could have been much more serious.
They finally were able to get back out on the road and get to the hospital. The trip to almost 2 1/2 hours!
The hospital took Percy right in and checked him out. Percy passed urine for the doctor with no trouble. The doctor did not want to re-insert the catheter (it would have been the third in two days). He feared that he could tear the urethra or that it would cause scar tissue build-up, making the path even narrower. They gave him 2 more medicines to take (in addition to what the doctor gave him Friday). One is for pain, and only to be given as needed, the other is to relax and dialate his urethra, prevent spasms, helping to pee easier. They, of ccourse, told us to watch him for any signs of straining. They did bloodwork and everything looked good.
The doctor also advised us to get rid of the crunchy food and make sure he gets lots of water. We brought him home and he has been doing well so far. He is eating and drinking and peeing just fine. We are adding extra water to his soft food, just to make sure he is getting enough.
I can't thank you enough for your stories, purrs, prayers, advice and encouragement. You give Mom strength and hope! We have lots to learn and will be checking out all the great tips you gave us and visiting the groups to learn more.
Thanks bunches. Stay safe.