Some thoughts from a kitty's perspective
May 10th 2012 8:31 am
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Mom has been so swamped with work, we haven't had a chance to come back on for mine & Smitty's thank yous - I am having my annual ultrasound today, so Mom will post what we always hope is good news. Keep them paws crossed!
May 3rd 2012 2:14 pm
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Found this on the Yahoo Heart Disease Group & it is so very beautiful. Posted it too in the Memorial Section on the forums
May 1st 2012 3:21 pm
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Well the vet called today & after they did the second test on my blood, she said I DO NOT have hyperthyroidism! So mom says that is a pretty great birdday present! So all I really need now is a good report from the cardiologist checkup next week. Mom was starting to feel really bad about the bladder issue. But after doing some more research, & hearing from a few other kitties too it seems that sometimes even eating nothing but excellent grain free canned food, you still can have issues. So hopefully momma is not blaming on herself too much. So we'll see when we talk to the vet next week maybe I can eat some of the rx food, and still eat the good stuff too. Or maybe just take some meds to keep in line. Anyways, I am having a pretty great birdday. Mom says I will get a teeny lick of vanilla ice cream, but just a teeny weeny teeny one. Thanks for everyone's wishes & purrs. Mom has to work all day tomorrow, but we will be getting to all our thankies (& Smitty too) prob on Thursday. So thanks again all my friends. Oh and Maizy only hissed at me once today, so all in all - pretty great day!
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 cardiologist...mom 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.
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.
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!!
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.
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 artichokes....mom 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!!
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.....
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