December 29th 2012 1:12 pm
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Today Mom was going out to shovel. I could see from the kitchen window that we had a fresh new snow and that it was still falling. It looked really pretty and I could also see the birds swarming the feeders in the yard. I sat by the back door and meowed. Mom asked if I wanted to go for a walk. I paced in circles around the door and so she went and got my harness and leash. I patiently let her put me in it and then off we went. I went down the sidewalk to the front of the house and then up the sidewalk and up the backyard. I stayed on the path for the most part because the snow was deep in places. I was out about 10 minutes and then my paws were cold and I was ready to go back. It was fun. I haven't been outside like that for a while. Mom will post a pic on my page of us walking down the yard.
Stay safe and warm my friends.
November 29th 2012 6:23 am
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Today, Mom is just like one of us. She won't be using our litter box or eating our crunchies but she will be celebrating her "Gotcha Day". She had a "Gotcha Day" just like us. On this day, many many years ago she was adopted by her parents and brought to her new forever home. Just like a new kitten, she was only a little over a month old. November is National Adoption Awareness Month for the humans. Tonight her cousin is taking Mom and Mom's Mom (our grammy) out for dinner to celebrate. We hope she brings back a "kitty bag" of leftovers. We will celebrate here too, because we are glad we "got" her for our Mommy.
October 27th 2012 9:12 pm
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I guess we are as prepared for Sandy as we could be. Mom went to the grocery store, target and petco....so I guess we are ready. Actually, we have everything we need except D batteries, all the stores are out of them. We have several flashlights, some candles, bottled water, charcoal for the grill and plenty of cat food and litter. I think we could go off the grid for about two or three weeks and do okay. Mom is a shopper and likes to stock up when things are on sale or she has coupons.
Here is my concern about the storm. It is supposed to start raining and get windy here on Sunday, all through Monday and into Tuesday. I am supposed to go to the Vet on Monday morning and stay there all day, till Mom gets out of work at 5PM. They want to really hydrate me and then do my bloodwork and urine sample in Tuesday morning. They want to check my liver and kidney function and think that I may have been slightly dehydrated when I was first tested. Because the sugar and protein and white counts where having a party somewhere in my urinary tract the doctor wanted to wait till I was finished with my antibiotics too, in case these counts where thrown out of whack from the infection. My Mom is worried about leaving me there all day on the storm. What if she can't get back to get me?, what if the power goes out?, what if I am scared by the howling wind?, what if a tree falls on the building? She doesn't know if she should cancel and reschedule for later in the week or just go through with an for get me if it gets really bad. We don;t live far, only about 4 or 5 blocks away from our house, and about 15 minutes away from Mom's work.
To all our friends.... Please stay safe, we will be worried about you. Check back when you are able. Purrs,
October 23rd 2012 7:29 pm
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Mom had to take me back to the Dr today. I was throwing up over the weekend and just was not myself. On the bright side, my eye is looking better.
The Dr was pretty nice, but I was a little grumpy. Mom interrupted my morning nap to take me. The Dr gave me an x-ray (which did not tell her more than the fact that I needed to poop). Mom didn't listen when I told her that in the car! A good poop usually follows my morning nap! The x-ray didn't show anything unusual. She took blood from me (Vampires!) and took a urine sample. Yes, they took it! Maybe next time I will willingly give it, right there on their table MOL!
But why am I too sweet. Well, they found sugar in my urine. I told Mom that it just shows how sweet a mancat I am! Sugar should not be there, but could be there because I was stressed. There was also protein in my urine too. And if that was not enough, my white count was up so she also suspects that I have a urinary tract infection. She doesn't want to get to alarmed until all my bloodwork is back. She may refer me back to the specialist I had last year when I had pancreatits/hepatitis. She started me on an antibiotic, I am continuing on my eye drops, and she said I can take metaclopramide for my nausea and to start taking metranidazole again. ( I may have spelled them both wrong). She should have my results back tomorrow afternoon. I have another appointment already scheduled for next week as a follow-up.
Murphy has an appointment on Friday to have her blood pressure taken. Mom says should take hers too, before and after we get the bill. Mom told us that between me, Rusty and Murphy, she is glad we are not children, because now she won't be able to send us to college! We have been quite an expense lately. Our doc does not take Care Credit, (the cardiologist and my specialist do) but at least we put it on a credit card that pays us a certain percent back at the end of the quarter. Looks like we will be getting something back in January.
If you can spare a few purrs, we would appreciate it. No gifts, just a little purr. Thanks,
October 18th 2012 7:42 pm
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Did you ever hear of giving someone the "stink eye"? Kind of like the evil eye, or sort of a dis-approving look. Sometimes known as giving someone the "hairy eyeball". Mom has nick-named me "stink eye" even though my eye does not stink. Although I have been known to give some dis-approving looks in this house, especially to those younger kitties when they get out of line! MOL! Mom posted a picture on my page of my eye. It was taken on Wednesday and it looks much better today and looked much worse on Monday. Thank you for all those purrs, they sure are helping, I am much more myself today.
Purrs and a wink from "Stink eye"
October 17th 2012 6:50 am
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Hi Everybody. Mom said I could write to tell you all about my vet visit on Monday night. I went with Skittles and Murphy to see the Doc. She is nice and remembered me, somewhat fondly (MOL) from last year when I had pancreatitis.
Mom decided to take me because my third eyelid on my left eye was showing and was puffy and had an icky discharge coming from it. I was also throwing up about twice a day on Sunday and Monday. Not alot, but I would bring up my dry food and my appetite was a bit off too.
The vet is not quite sure what is going on. She took me in the back for an eye exam. She thinks it may be an upper respiratory infection that is causing this, I did sneeze a few times that Mom remembers. I had a bad one when I was first adopted and the vet says that the virus just stays in the system and can pop up from time to time.
She has me on an antibiotic and eye-drops and she wants to see me again next week. She is a little worried that my pancreatitis may be coming back but also thinks it just may be the infection throwing me off. My eye is looking better and I did keep food down today. My appetite is still not quite there, but Mom gave me real tuna mixed with some water and I finished my dish.
If you could spare a few small purrs for me and Murphy I would appreciate it. We certainly believe in the power of the paw and purr. Thanks!