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February 18th 2013 4:28 pm
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wow thanks all for the candies & Valentine's pretties. Mom did not get on Valentine's Day - her & The Dad went to the RV show in Rosemont to look at campers & stuff. She says it was fun & some of them were even nicer than our kitchen (and more expensive too!) there was one for more than 3 hundred thousand dollars!! they got some ideas though, cuz the ol popup is on it's last legs (it's a 1973!) anyways - Mom wants to look at all our gifites & see what everyone has been up to, so in the next day or so we will be back with updates & a couple o pics. purrs


HEEEYYY and whew!!

February 13th 2013 2:12 pm
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We have been lurking around, not a whole bunch & just have not posted diary entries. Mom has been having some issues with her eyeballs mol. It is called computer vision syndrome, and can cause your eyes to be burny & blurry & stuff. There was a light on the desk that while it helps with paperwork, was causing eye strain from the reflection & the screen. So we were not on as much & avoiding any bright white backgrounds. She is working on the monitor height & lighting to improve this.
So consequently, none of us were able to seek out Valentines like we did last year. :( I feel bad for Felix, as this is his first Valentine's Day, but next year will be better we hope.
In a good note, we caught Inky (she is Felix's momcat) and got her in for TNR spay today. Luckily, as they said she was in heat (she already had 2 litters since May) When we got most of the colony in the fall & rescued Felix, she had disappeared, and Mom thought something bad happened. Turns out that she had another litter. She brought them into the backyard in January. Sadly we found one of her kittens dead, and The Dad buried her. The other one, the LAST one to get fixed is still so scaredy, not sure how we will catch it. Heck Inky walked right into the trap while Mom held it open & tossed chicken in there! So once little Bunny is caught, that will make a bakers's dozen that have been spayed/neutered, with 4 of them getting adopted (1 being our sweet Felix). Mom is pretty proud of this!

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY TO ALL OUR FRIENDS! you are all our "sweethearts"

ps Maizy sends Zekie much love! xoxo


can it be true?

January 8th 2013 8:49 pm
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dare I say it...Mom did not feel me up for a while, so that she would know for sure, but it seems that the lump on my leg iiissss outttaa theeeere!
She says she will check every few days, but whew. Things are quiet, although I am still rather keyed up. Mom has been taking me out on my leash every night to stroll the yard, but it is cold, so I make 1 stroll around & back inside. If any of the feral colony is out there, I chase after them, so maybe that is why I am rather revved up. Mom has been a little bit sad the past couple days, so I think I will go & snuggly by her & give her a dose of Tigger-luvs (it's the best medicine around).
purrs my friends


New Year

January 3rd 2013 10:12 am
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Thanks to all my friends for the well wishes & the congrats. We did no t even know about it, as Mom was not on the computer much while human sister was here from Seattle. Mom wanted to spend every second possible with her! Mom checked my leg last night, and it seems like the lump is much smaller. Hopefully it is not just wishful thinking. It has to be GONE by the end of the month. Mom is doing all the end of the year junk for work, but next week should be a bit better to catch up with everything here!
Has anyone taken Duralactin or Welactin or Dasuquin? Looking at that stuff for my arthritis - mom doesn't want to do shots yet if possible. And NO MORE other shots for me. Mom says NOPE
I have been a bit geared up the past few days, and even with the Feliway I have sprayed a couple times. Mom doesn't know why - Felix is long neutered, and the outside kitties are all spayed or neutered. How would we know if there was some "boy tissue" left in there? The spray does not smell really strong - it gets cleaned up asap & sprayed with Nature's Miracle - Mom loves that stuff. She is going to finally order a calm collar through IBD Kitties - maybe that will help. But other than that - it has been nice. Mom will be moving her office upstairs into the human brother's room - since he moved out on his own. It will be a pain, but she says she will be glad to get out of "the dungeon" where her office has been for 15 years. So that means a move for our baskets too. But I can sit in the window so that will be good! Then Nana is gonna set up her painting art station where Momma's desk was, so she will have a little studio she can enjoy. Win Win Win situation!
Here's to a happy, healthy, peaceful New Year with some found fortune for all. We surely all deserve some happiness after the sadness in 2012. Purrs & Peace my pals!
& the rest of the Kitty Quartet : Maizy, Smitty & Felix


bumpy lumpy

December 26th 2012 11:08 am
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The vet was very impressed with mom to have found the lumpy. She said that it is a reaction to my shot. My tissues got inflamed, and if it is gonna do that, it usually happens within 3 weeks of the shot. The rabies vaccine she uses is not known to cause sarcomas, but she said that if it is still there in a month, she will take it out - being safe is better than sorry. She has already decided that I will not get any more vaccines. none. ever.

The other issue I have been battling a bit, is that when she checks my spine, I have an area that is very tender. So much so that I do cry & wince a bit. She mentioned to mom before that I prob have arthritis. Some days I do not get the Cosequin 2x, so mom is making sure to be strict with that first - otherwise the vet said she could try this shot - not a steroid, but starts with an a...Adequin I think? I would get 1 shot every 5 days until I have 5, then once a month. I am not showing any signs of slowing down or that I even have any issues, unless you press those areas, so mom thinks maybe we will see how I am doing in a month or so.
Has anyone had experience with these Adequin shots for arthritis though?

ps we had an excellent Christmas. Both human children came "home" and it was nice to see them. I made sure to get fur on them both to take back. Momma was very happy. We got of course our cat tree, and a Yeoww fish toy. Felix got a little chirping bird toy, and Nana got us a bag of treats.


another pal left

December 21st 2012 8:44 pm
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I had not checked for a little while, so I am not sure when this happened but when I went to go see Bumpurr's page to send a hello- they are not there anymore. Any pics in the forums do not link to his page or Cowboy, Cruiser or Smokey.
Bumpurr helped me learn so much about my HCM, and kept mom from worrying too much. So marks another loss. I know there were some misunderstandings with a few kits, but it is sad to see someone else is gone.

Can you all spare 1/2 a purr for me? Mom was petting me & found a small lump on my right rear leg- the meaty part. I had my rabies shot on 11/30 on that leg - the only shot I got. It is smaller than a kidney bean, and softish, so mom hopes it is nothing and is trying very hard not to freak out unnecessarily. I have an appt for Wed to make sure.


Wishingest Wishes

December 21st 2012 2:27 pm
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We want to send everyone our wishes for happiness, health (& a little wealth too huh?) This past year has had it's sadness. We have lost some dear friends here, and Momma has had 4 human relatives and friends pass this year.
But with sadness comes joy - we found Felix & saved him. And were able to get 2 kittens on the road to forever homes- they are patiently waiting at PAWS Chicago, and 1 more found a home. The lady called momma & thanked her for helping Kolby find his way to her. She sent some pictures & it is clear she loves him a bunch. We probably won't be here too much or might pop in right quick, so please everyone, be safe and have a joyous holiday, no matter what you may celebrate. Here is to looking for 2013 to be a wonderful year for us all.
Merry Christmas from the Kitty Quartet & momma too!




December 17th 2012 7:34 am
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It has been such a sad few days. Mom has just felt so horrible about all those children & adults that tried to protect them losing their lives. Her little niece is 6, and a friends granddaughter is also 6 - so to imagine them gone like that... So much sadness, so much violence. Could that person have been helped at some point, and this horrific tragedy been avoided? We will never know.
What we do know is that we wish everyone peace. Family & friends are the best gifts. Stuff is just stuff. So we say - go & hug someone today. Tell them why they are special to you, that you love them.

Mom took a completely embarrassing photo of me, and I relented and am allowing her to post it. shudder....

you are all special to us, and we send ((hugs))


Litter Genie part deux

December 4th 2012 10:51 am
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got a super bargain thanks to Brownie! Petco has the Genie on alse for $15.99. Per Brownie got a coupon for -$10 off. Then I had 2 -$5 petco dollars, so I got another one free!
Petco refills are $9.99 each, Target has them for $7.99 or a 2 pack for $14. You can get coupons on them too. Took another bag out last night - help up great. So if I can get close to a month with a refill, not so bad. We shall see.
Thanks my friends!



November 30th 2012 1:08 pm
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Vet says I am good. She cannot even hear any heart murmur or anything sounding funny! She says the atenolol is working very well for me. I am a nice slim 12 pounds. She noticed that I am still showing a tender spot on my spine, (I did 6 months ago too) that she says is prob arthritis, but I am on Cosequin, and I certainly bounce around with no problems, so she said unless I seem to be having issues, I don't need any other medicine. I am not showing any crystals in my urine, but the PH is creeping up again- it is at 7.2 already, which proves that just eating grain free wet food is not enough in my case. Some kitties just have the problem with PH - soooo I gotta go back to the rx food. Momma asked her about meds for it, and vet does not like to use anything because it can cause more issues with other organs & kidney issues. Mom is not thrilled with that food, but for now I will have to eat some of that food, cause momma does not want to see me go through all that pain again (not to mention the $1000+ bill that came with it). I got my rabies shot, and mom put the distemper shot on hold, as she want to wait 3 years in between them. So it is all good!

PS still loving the Litter Genie!

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