Some thoughts from a kitty's perspective

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it's always something

April 30th 2012 3:10 pm
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Even though I got a good physical report from the new vet, there may still be some trouble...She said that my urine ph is creeping up & alkaline. No crystals, but she is pushing the canned RX food since I still seem to be having trouble being on all regular canned, and she is worried that I can head for trouble again. She does seem to understand about the wet though. Mom is dumfounded, cause all I have eaten in over 9 months is grain free wet food, filtered water (good filter too) - nothing else - well ok I had a couple licks of whipped cream, but I cannot help myself.. On top of that, vet is concerned that my thyroid level is in the higher end of the gray area. She ordered another test for the lab to do (& another $100 eesh)- her concern is cause I am so young & have heart disease, and the atenolol could mask a fast heartbeat, which would have been a tip off for thyroid disease I guess. So we will see what it says. Next week is my ultrasound with my same says she just wants good news... I guess for some kitties, the all wet food diet is not enough... I was really hoping for an awesome 4th birthday tomorrow....Mom says not to worry, it will all work out, but we are a little bit worried.
purrs, a slightly worried Tigger, and a very worried momma



April 27th 2012 1:48 pm
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Today was my turn to see the new vet. She said I was a handsome guy (of course) and my ears were so clean you could eat off them. (ok I know that is a good thing but ew) I was pretty chill, then they took me to get blood & pee. Well, mom heard me growl at them down the hall. She said to Nana, "well Tig does not like anyone messing around down there anymore". Dr came back in & said I did good, but that it was ok for me to be a little grouchy cause I have dealt with alot & she knows I am touchy about the bladder area. Wow... can you believe it? She understood! She cannot hear my heart murmur, and everything is is clean clear & good. She will call mom with my blood & pee results tomorrow. My heart rate is perfect. She was so thorough she asked what time I had my atenolol so that she would know what my heart rate should based on the time when I took it.So now all I have to schedule is my annual ultrasound with my cardiologist, which should be as soon as she will be at their location. It is so great that it is the same cardiologist that went to our other vet office. Mom said something about my BirdDay coming up soon. I will be 4 years old already! I still act like a kitten though. Well, hope everyone has a good weekend.


goodbye my friend Bump

April 16th 2012 7:58 pm
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I just read about Bumpurr. Mom is crying. Of course we feel sad & we feel so awful for anyone that has lost a kitty, but Bumpurr was a special part of my life, because in a search on HCM, one of his postings came up, and that is how we even found Catster & how to fight this awful disease. I am glad that his momma was with him when he left for the bridge, and I know he is bounding around free. I also hope that Lisa & Bump can feel all of the love from so many kitties that they helped. Goodnight my friend, sleep well.



April 16th 2012 7:05 pm
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ok so apparently Smitty is on a diet - he has special food to help his crystals for right now, and he gets a measured amount each day & that is it - vet wants him to lose 1-2 pounds. I have always been a lanky cat and I don't really eat treats, so I never had to watch my weight. Mom keeps his extra food in a 2nd tupperware container on the bottom shelf of the entertainment unit. Sometime during the night on Friday, I managed to get the lid off the container. (hey I'm a talented guy) and Mom believes that Smits & I gorged ourselves, and here is why. EVERY morning around 6am we are just about dancing on Mom's head for breakfast. Maizy did her polite meow (yea so she says) and us guys were not around. Mom got Maizy her breakfast, and gave Smitty his breakfast - which he barely touched. Woah says Mom - Smitty are you sick? Smitty wisely kept his yap shut. I then strolled up around 10 am and picked at my food. Mom went to go check the mail, and she saw it - OPEN container, lid nicely set right next to it. She asked The Dad & our human bro if they gave us food. NOPE. So knowing that Maizy would not do that, and Smitty is too polite...well the jig was up. At some point I was called a little stinker...but I did not poot.....I guess it was cuz I hepped my self. Now the food has been moved into a container that does not have a tab on the lid (Mom figured out I clawed at the tab & popped it open) So Mom said "thanks alot Tig - all the progress Smitty made, you just undid! ARGGH" oh well, my crime spree was fun while it lasted!! BURP!!


whew 1 year

April 9th 2012 9:21 am
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Well, I passed the 1 year mark for the first time I totally blocked up & was in e-vet last Easter Day. I blocked again 10 days later, so mom says she will feel much better in another 10 days. It seems like we all have had issues with this problem, although Maizy just has very alkaline & concentrated wee. Mom is frustrated as to what causes this, and is going to dig into some research.
After all the whining I did, mom offered me a teeny bite of ham, and I sniffed it & walked away. Mom says I just wanted her to know that I must have it if I wanted it, to be at my beck & call. Anyways happy spring everyone, and thanks to all the gifties! Prob won't be on anymore today, mom has to take The Dad to get a tooth pulled..poor dad...


sweet spring

April 8th 2012 3:55 pm
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We want to send you all wishes for a happy springtime, whatever you may celebrate. I had a great day so far - got some new chicken food this morning - it was ok - sat in the kitchen window that was open in the sun & nibbled on some cat grass mom has sitting right there. Got a good scritchin, napped, then mom took me outside for about 1/2 hour to stroll in the yard. Now, I am about to nap again while she is cooking some ham & sweet potatoes. It has been a quiet relaxy day. Human brother is working, then going by his girlfriend, and human sister is in Seattle, but she called so mom is happy. Human brother made an excellent dinner for us all yesterday..potatoes with truffle oil, veal roast stuffed with spinach & goat cheese, and baby said she was about to faint it was so yummy. So maybe I will get a teeny bite of ham today. Hoping that everyone has a wonderful day & let's hope that spring will be a time of fresh new things, and good news for us all. oooh and word has it that The Dad has been at the shop working (FINALLY) on our cat tree!!
plus a big thank you to all our friends that sent pretty egg gifties for us.


glorious box & a stupid washing machine

March 5th 2012 1:30 pm
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Saturday The Dad got a new tv for the front room. The old one finally kicked it after being repaired & many years of use. I don't know where they put the pictures in these new fangled things, cause the old one was a big square thing full of pictures inside it and this one is skinny - where do the pictures come from? Mom says "that is technology Tig" ...however, being a box connoisseur, it came with this wonderful thin, tall box. It was laying on it's side on the floor, and The Dad went to pick up the box, and he said, "why is this so heavy?" to Mom. THAT'S CUZ THERE WAS A TIGGER IN IT!!! I darted in & out & played on top of that box all evening, until The Dad said it had to go out. Now if I can get Mom to buy me one of those kitty videos.....

Yesterday, Mom was cleaning the basement starting on her annual "throw stuff out" binge, and while we were working in the laundry room, I thought I would jump on the washer to supervise, but I guess I did not judge so well, cause I slipped & could not catch anything with my claws, and I fell off the washer on my side on the floor. Mom came running over to see if I was ok. I walked a little slow, but was jumping around by last night. She had said I was going to the vet if I was still sore, but I am ok - no worries.
So boxes = good, washer machines =bad.


mardi gras!

February 21st 2012 11:48 am
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Today is the day mom makes the yummy smelling soup. Usually she makes chicken & andouille sausage, but this year The Dad requested seafood gumbo. So that means there won't be any taste of chicken for me, but maybe I will try a shrimp with Smitty. Anyways - this means spring is not far away, so everyone party on today!


Ahh- sweet cupid!

February 14th 2012 6:13 am
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I am not usually a romantical cat, but it seems that we all need a day to feel all squooshy. To all of our friends, you are so special to us and we wish you a wonderful day. Please know that we think of all of you. For those we don't know as well, we hope that we can remedy that too! HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!!!
and a special wish for my Valentine girl Kaci!! xoxo



February 10th 2012 7:28 am
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I am a manly cat & maybe not so good at mushy stuff, but I stayed up all night to write my Valentine a poem. Smitty says it sounded good to him - so here goes:

My Lovely Kaci Sunshine
I think you are so very neat
You are totally more than sugar sweet
From the tip of your freckled pink nose
All the way to your tiny toes
Your orangey fur
Makes me purr
I am so glad that you are mine
My very special valentine

purrs, love The Tigman

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