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the journey

July 7th 2011 3:48 pm
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well, so far so good for me! My fur is getting shiny again, and I have been flipping and jumping like my old self. I am not sure how long I have to eat the stinky food, but Mom says she will ask the vet. It has been a while since we have been here - although we have grabbed a few sneak-peeks here & there. Our Nana got very sick, and ended up having open heart surgery a couple weeks ago. Mom was at the hospital every day. But Nana is home & doing very well. I even took a nap by her just to keep an eye on her for Mom. I know we have missed many friends special days, and we apologize....sometimes you can only do one thing at a time. Mom got a few awesome pics of me out in the yard, which she will put up soon. In the meantime, hope everyone is having a splendid summer


melting kitties

June 8th 2011 8:26 pm
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Boy it went from being so cold & having to put the heat on to a blast furnace around here! Mom & The Dad got a new furnace & air conditioner put in at the end of Dec so we could get the tax break, and the service co. had to add some stuff & calibrate it or something before the air could go on. Well, we had appt set a few times, but the rain caused them to be cancelled. They finally set the appt for Friday the 10th. Then THE HEAT WAVE. I swear I was watching Smitty actually melt yesterday. It was soooo hot in the house, the inside temp read 89. It made Nana not feel very good, and Mom kept giving her cold washcloths for her head. I was pretty blech too. At one point the three of us were all splayed out in the hallway where we could get the air from the fans on both sides. Mom felt so bad for me, she took me in the bathroom, and wet my paws cause she read that kitties sweat from their pawpads. She then wet her hand and wiped my face & head off. At first I was kinda squirmy, but then heeeeeyyyy, that felt pretty good! I sat & let her wipe my whole face again. I think it worked, because I was able to go to sleep then. Smitty got a facewipe too, and his fur on his head was all sticking up, it was pretty funny. Maizy actually likes water, so she didn't care. I even ate my food cold, and that helped. Mom called the company yesterday & told them that she had a senior in the house, and that her pets were geting sick, and they made a special appointment for this morning! So aahhhhh we are now nice & cool. I even jumped around tonite & played with my catnip cigar from Boxie. Have a good night! signed a very kewl kitteh!...


the endless search for food

June 3rd 2011 12:54 pm
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Tiggie's Mom here - I just really need to vent. I did in the forums already. I certainly do not want to keep Tig on the prescription diet forever. I am afraid that the acid will cause him other problems down the line. I just put him on it, because he still blocked even being on 90% Natural Balance wet& 10% Blue Buffalo Wilderness dry. Had to get the PH down. I don't even know how long to keep him on that food. The vets say they can have it the rest of their life, but I am not happy with the ingredients, and boy do it stink! pew! But trying to find a wet food that is low minerals, has no fish except for salmon oil, and is not shredded. I looked online so much I got a headache. I don't even know how to figure out what the mineral % should be. It's like I just want to see a can, and it is exactly what I need. I realize there is no perfect food, but this really should not be this blasted hard. Every time I think I found something, I read that it is not so good. Or Smitty won't eat it. He is doing so good without any kibble - I am so proud of him. He takes all these meds with little complaint and eats his food like a good boy. ok now I feel better. The search continues tomorrow.....


guarded optimism

May 29th 2011 1:38 pm
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Well, my PH level is down to 6! yippeee!!! Culture shows NO INFECTION, NO CRYSTALS! Dr said that my bladder felt a little full, even though I had gone in the morning, so she had Mom give me a 2nd prednisolone yesterday, and stay on a whole one till Tues, before I drop to 1/2. Of course as soon as I got home, I emptied out. I even played with The Dad & Da Bird yesterday. Mom says that I am prob crabby cause I really have been through alot in the past few weeks, and so much meds jammed down my throat - she said she would be a little cranky too. I tried to go out this morning, but it started to drizzle. I did try to be a ManCat & stay in the mist for a while, but then I do not like wet feet, so sigh had to go in.
Mom wants to feel like this is all over, but it is still scary that maybe it could happen again. I think it should be ok with my PH down...but I know she loves me so much that is why she worries. Be safe everyone - hoping for no rain! Tig


ok vet tell me some good news!

May 28th 2011 7:09 am
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I go today back to the vet for my about 2 week after block checkup. So far so good in the potty department. Mom says that I still seem kinda not myself. I am not playing as much, and my fur is not at it's peak. Hopefully that is because of all the medicine & a pretty traumatic month & 1/2. I also have been pretty crabby with Smitty. I have played a few times with him, but sometimes he just walks up to me & I am growling at him to go away. Mom feels bad, cause Smitty doesn't understand. We are thinking that could be from the prednisolone? I have been on varying dosage of that stuff for over a month. But at least the second round of baytril is done. Mom says the plastic comes off the porch today! I am sure that will improve my mood too. Her & The Dad have been trying to take me outside, cause that seems to make me happy. For some reason I am obsessed with this one bush, and I feel the need to spray on it. Mom says at least she knows I am definitely still peeing! I mean my tail goes flippy & the back leg lifts up, and I let go ALOT. We figure that one of the cats around has sprayed and I am trying to remark. She sprayed the urine gone stuff all over by the plant, but it did not stop me the next day. So gotta find a solution to that, cause she does not want me to get upset by this. I will let ya know what the vet says, and I have so many thnk yous, both for my get well, and for COTD. If I miss nyone, it is not intentional, and we cannot thank you enought for the nice comments, and support. IT really helps!
Boxie Brown - my very own purrsonal Guardian Angel for the crown & my huge potp, Gimli for the fancy crown,Nellie & Alexis for the milk, Moonshadow Taz Hermie Gidget for the paw, Tommy Felix Lars Buster for the diamond, Kaya Skye for the emerald, Tyson for my ladybug, Skylar Miss Murphy Rusty Skittles for my ribbon, my man Tigger for the heart, Mea Mikka Miko Milo Mimi Maui Mokka for the shrimpie, Moninda for my birdie, Casey for the shrimp, TOki for a birdie, my good pals Finnegan & Lacey for the paw, the Bush Bros for a ribbon, Gump & Nadi for my heart, another good bud Hunty for my bird, Buddie for my special blue ribbon, Tigger, Cali, SObe & Scaredy for my paw & trophy, my newest pals Buddy Bo for the flower & paw and Tommy for the flower & mousie.
the special hearts with all sorts of nice wishes & words from:
Brantley & the Willams furs, Hazel Lucy, Reanan, The Texas Gang, Athena & Aragorn, Greta Daniel Buster & Sugar, Moonshadow Taz Hermie Gidget, Skylar Miss Murphy Rusty Skittles, Mia, Jezebel, Squirrel & KitKat, River & Simone, Zak Pugsly Yellow Meow, Tessa, Finn & Lacey, Tyson, Lady Baby Sammie & Cesar, Tate, Nellie & Alexis.

Whew! I gots lots o love! Mom tried to write all the names down so we would not forget, but just in case, we really do appreciate all the gifts of caring from everyone. I shall update probably tomorrow about the vet. Cause when we get back, I WANT MY PORCH! Have a peaceful Memorial Day to all. love ya guys! The Tigman


so excited!

May 23rd 2011 8:45 am
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Wow first a diary of the day and now COTD! I am so honored, and thank everyone! For some reason, when we click on the gifties, the "gift card" & comment that pops up is not showing. I don't know if this is just us or a site issue?
We will check back later, as we have so many many thanks for everyone.
health update: so far so good - almost at the 2 week mark since the blockage. I only have a few antibiotics left, and Mom thinks the Cosequin is helping too. It was so nice this weekend! I got to sit on the front porch & supervise while Mom, The Dad & my sister put grass seed in the big dirt pile that will hopefully be a nicer lawn than last year. They successfully moved Mom's prized hydrangea bush too. Then I got to loung around in the back on & off all weekend. Except I ate some grass & barfed. But then yesterday afternoon, Mom was putting the last of the garden plants in, and it got really dark, so she brought me in, and put the tools away - and holy smokes it started to hail! I mean big fuzzy mousie size jagged chunks! We never had hail that big before! Sister got a couple small dents in her car hood, and brother got a small paint chip. We have a truck, so Mom can't see on the roof too well. So 2 of the cucumber plants bit the dust, but the rest made it ok. Whew! I was worried, because that is one of my jobs during the summer, is to walk with Mom to check the veggie progress & chase any squirrels away from the tomatoes. Well - thanks again, and we will check back in later! purrs, a very honored Tiggie


day 8 and counting

May 18th 2011 11:54 am
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The last 2 times I blocked was around day 10, so Mom is ticking the days off the calendar. Doing pretty good, I lost a whole pound with being sick. I did eat a little plain chicken baby food, and I am trying to eat the other food. Mom feeds me throughout the day. I even got breakfast in bed today! The Dad said "I don't even get that Tigger!" Mom set the new fountain up, and we have been investigating it, so hopefully I will get brave & take some licks. I am resting, playing a little bit, and talking to Mom. We went outside on the leash for a bit too. And not one kibble of dry food for a week. I sure miss my crunchies though. I keep looking where the container was. Thanks so much to everyone for your gifties & purrs, and prayers and hugs. Keep em coming! I'll keep ya posted!


secret gift?

May 12th 2011 7:31 am
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Well, Mom was looking on here last night for more info to help me & to see what is up, and then these Plus pages started to show up. Somehow we are Plus Members now, and all we can think is that someone gave us a lovely thoughtful gift. It was something we had wished to have, but had not been able to do. So secret gift giver, we would love to know your identity for proper thanks, but if not, please know that we are so excited for the wonderful gift! Boy now we have even more stuff to explore on Catster! (ok Mom, don't forget that you do still have to work...ahem vet bills remember?) THank you to everyone for your gifts, thought, purrs. They have been such a help for Mom & for me too. I get to come home today, and paws crossed no more troubles.


thanks and purrs still needed

May 10th 2011 8:49 am
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thanks you for all the kinds words, and gifts for support, and also for my BirdDay. I got to take a long walkie on my leash on my Day! Sadly I am back in the hospital with another blockage, but again was caught in time. Our vet is suggesting a surgery, but we want to get more info on it first. I guess there was a big crystal that blocked so they put some mediine in there to dissolve them all. So my friends keep the purrs going - I don't wanna go back for any more of this stuff!



May 3rd 2011 8:01 am
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just a very quick entry, will be back later - everything is fine & we have so many people to thank, and Smithwick has to thank too.

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