Hello Again! Catch up Mews from Edgar Allen Poe, Aki and Sir Hubble Pinkerton

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We haven’t been writing for a while lately, ‘cause Mamma Cat was under the weather trying to pass some wicked kidney stones. She is slowly recovering from surgery to help get rid of them nasty, painful pebbles. But they weren’t exactly pebbles; one was a gigantic 8 mm boulder.  But enough about Mamma Cat’s medical issues; she is feeling a lot better today so decided it was time to get back to the business of letting us get back to communicating with y’all.

We were quite upset about how Mamma Cat was suffering. We spent a lot of time hanging out with her, purring loudly to help ease her pain, and taking long naps on the couch to be as close to her as possible. She really did appreciate all our efforts and told us that she didn’t know what she would have done without all the help she got from us and Poppa Cat.

This said, during our unfortunate absence, Aki also was under the weather for a while. But with our pretty lady doctor’s tender loving care he has made a remarkable recovery and is totally back to normal. We are all very happy to announce that Sir Hubble Pinkerton is doing extremely well and is once again eating like a little piggy.  The pretty lady doctor is giving him acupuncture treatments and some Chinese herbs to make his tummy feel better. He has even started showing interest in playing with toys! This made Mamma and Daddy Cat very happy, and this has definitely helped her to get better faster.

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This morning Mamma Cat was feeling so chipper that she actually was able to trim all our nails. I was, for the very first time an extremely good boy and I didn’t attempt to bite her or to kill the nail clipper. In the past I was very uncooperative with the vet techs when they trimmed my nails when they visited us so they could help Mamma Cat and Daddy Cat hydrate Sir Hubble Pinkerton with sub-Q fluids.  This morning I was so extraordinarily brave and well behaved that Mamma Cat and Daddy Cat showered me with the most delicious treats. I guess it really ain’t that bad since Daddy Cat sure appreciates it when my talons are no longer lethal weapons!  I like keeping him happy!

The other good news is that Mamma Cat and Daddy Cat finally found the purrfect recipe so they can hydrate Sir Hubble Pinkerton without his fighting them- making it almost impossible to peacefully give him his every other day treatment.  Sir Hubble Pinkerton is in stage 3 kidney failure and hydrating him helps to keep him feeling better and improves his appetite! They discovered that while he is being treated, by plying him with a plate of deli roast beef, by the time he finishes eating the treatment is done!  Everyone is now more relaxed and less anxious about the whole procedure since it only takes three minutes! The acupuncture treatments the pretty lady doctor gives him, and the Chinese herbal medicine he receives also helps him feel better! He loves his pretty lady doctor and she adores him too!

We are all very happy that we are back here sharing what is going on in our lives and we look forward to checking in more frequently.  We hope that all you kitties and your pawrents are also doing well! Thanks for visiting us! We look forward to hearing about what is going on in your lives!

Edgar Allen Poe’s warning, “Don’t eat Frog’s Legs”

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My dear feline friends!  Please heed my warning. I don’t want you to have to go through what I did this past weekend!

The other day I discovered a little green frog hopping around our living room.  I don’t know how it got there! But it certainly caught my interest.  Being the skillful hunter that you know me to be, I immediately pounced on it, captured it and killed it with dispatch. Its little legs that I quickly  devoured  were extremely yummy!

However, all I was able to eat were its legs, because Poppa Cat saw it lying in the middle of the room and he took it away from me right away.  He was kinda shocked that it was a frog since at first he thought it was just a piece of dried up wood.

Unfortunately the next morning I woke up with a major belly ache. I was throwing up all over and not at all interested in eating my breakfast. Mamma and Poppa cat started getting worried when I kept vomiting and running to the litter box.

Since I wasn’t feeling any better the following morning, without any warning, the two legged fur-less ones  grabbed me up and loaded me into a little box thingie and put me into the car and off we all went to what they called a “veterinary hospital”. I cried as loudly as possible, but no one paid any attention to my protestations.

When we arrived at the hospital a vet tech took me out of the carrier. The first thing she did was to take my temperature. It was the very first time anyone did that to me!  Do you have any idea how embarrassing that was for me to have a thermometer stuck up my butt? The next thing she did – of all unthinkable things- was to trim the sharp tips off my beautiful long pointy claws.  Oh the indignities with which a cat must put up !

But to make matters even worse, she stuck me with a needle and took blood out of my leg. Of course I fought hard with her and was generally uncooperative, but a big tall two legged hairless doctor came into the room and helped to hold me down so they could finish the job.

After they both were done with all their poking and prodding, they left the room, leaving me sitting on the cold metal table. I overheard the vet tech telling Mamma Cat that a pretty lady doctor would be soon coming in to examine me and give her the “blood work” results.

A few minutes later, a pretty lady doctor came into the room.  I must admit that she was very nice and petted me gently the entire time she was talking to Mamma and Poppa Cat. She told them that she believed that my snack of frog legs was the reason I was feeling so lousy. It seems that frogs have toxic juice on their backs!   She gave me shot of medicine to make my tummy feel better, and it worked in a few minutes. So I beg you-  please don’t play with frogs or eat them!!

I am feeling a lot better today! I guess I am sorta glad that Mamma and Poppa Cat took me to the veterinary hospital after all. But I ain’t gonna tell them! Let’s keep it our secret.

We Three Kitties must Endure Such Indignities As Revealed by Edgar Allen Poe

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Oh the indignities that we kitties must endure to keep Momma and Poppa Cat in high spirits!  While we simply adore Momma and Poppa Cat, sometimes we think that what they sometimes force upon us are totally unacceptable. I mean really!

Momma Cat spent a long time searching for us this morning. Momma Cat never gives up when she’s  on a mission! But she ultimately found us all hanging out together in Poppa Cat’s office. We were just minding our own business playing with some really cool toys, jumping around, chasing each other; having a simply marvelous time. We had just finished our breakfast and were contented. with full bellies. We were definitely in the mood to  start wreaking some havoc!

However, Momma cat had other plans for us. She approached us rather sneakily with that certain  glint in her eyes- a look that warned us that something was up and that “something”, (whatever it turned out to be), would not be at all pleasing to us.

When she gets that look on her face it generally means that whatever is on her mind is something in which we would rather not be involved. It could mean having to have a bath, or being forced to swallow some nasty tasting Omega 3 fish oil that she totally believes is very good for us!  If she was really cared about how we feel, she would have first tasted that stuff so she would understood and appreciate the sacrifices we make in order to make her happy.

Now we don’t mind it a bit when she brushes our teeth. We must give credit however because before she introduced us to this important kitty chore she thoroughly explained to us why it is necessary since it helps keep our “pearly whites” healthy. We don’t mind it a bit when she grooms us; in fact we think it is rather nifty since when she grooms us, it gets rid of all that loose fur and it helps prevents us from hacking up those yucky hair balls that she often steps in late at night.

But this morning was quite another story.  As she was walking toward me I saw the nail clipper she was trying to hide in her hand. I wasn’t fooled  ’cause I  spotted the handles.  I hate having my claws trimmed. I love my little daggers! They are very helpful in dealing with any kind of emergency that might arise .

Momma Cat has often attempted to trim my nails. But I learned that a few growls and a couple of hisses, and biting at the clippers is enough to make beat a hasty retreat. However,today she had Poppa Cat there to help her. He held me tightly so I couldn’t escape and the growls and hisses fell on deaf ears. Now my daggers are dulled… and I am furious.

At least I wasn’t the only one to have to put up with this indignity. She also clipped off Aki’s and Sir Hubble Pinkerton’s daggers. Unfortunately, I guess we now can look forward to regular nail trims since Momma and Poppa Cat learned that teamwork pays off.

What types of indignities do your pawrents subject you to and how do you deal with them? Please tell us in a comment so we can change our strategies.