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.
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!
There’s a time in every elder cat’s life when we must insist that we are treated with respect. I mean after all, what does a 15 ½ year old cat have to do to finally get his wishes across strongly enough to get them understood? I have learned that according to the rules in the world of the two-legged furless ones, respecting elders is to be expected. But it seems that the two kittens who have recently moved into my domain don’t yet have the brains or the good judgement to figure out that an elderly cat deserves to be treated with both esteem and admiration.
It’s was hard enough to have to deal with the first interloper- Edgar Allen Poe- my first younger brother. If I could have had my way I would have had Momma Cat change his name to “Nudnick”. His rowdy behavior and bossy attitude simply drove me up the wall. This inconsiderate brat-cat was overly fond of sneaking up on me when I wasn’t looking, jump on top of my back, wrap his paws around my neck and knock me over. Good grief! I am much too old and fragile to deal with those kinds of shenanigans. His rough and tumble activities were certainly not at all appreciated.
But fortunately, things around here are slowly starting to improve. I am so relieved that Momma and Daddy Cat found out about an Oriental Shorthair kitten who needed a home and decided to add this young’un into our household. Their act of kindness made it possible for Nudnick to blow off steam and behave better after playing with him. I am just over the moon happy that Aki is now part of our family because he still is young and foolish enough to get off on Nudnick’s outrageous, ludicrous behavior.
The two “kids”spend hours chasing each other around the house, playing hide-and-seek. They have so much fun hanging out together on the cat tree, and bop each other in the head to entertain each other. But I must admit that I get a kick out of watching them as long as they leave me alone. Their tomfoolery gives me a chance to climb onto the window box and bask in the sun, napping away contentedly- with no interruptions.
Unfortunately the two rascal hellions recently discovered that the window box is the perfect place for watching birds and checking out the lizards and squirrels. It seems that exactly the moment I curl up to catch a catnap they will suddenly appear and try to usurp my favorite spot in the sun. These two pushy kittens give me no respect at all.
Although at times having to put up with the kittens’ behavior can be very stressful for me at least there is something about Aki which has started to endear him to me and the reason I think of him as Cramazing! While some cats may have the opinion that I am nuts because I have an ear fetish; don’t knock it until you try it! There is hardly anything more pleasurable to me than chewing on kitties’ ears. They taste SO good!!
When my brother Hush Puppy was alive I used to chew on his ears whenever we were curled up together. I am beginning to suspect that it may be an Oriental Shorthair thing because Aki purrs away in contentment when I am chewing on his ears and Nudnick won’t even consider letting me near his ears! I will bet anything that Hush Puppy has a smile on his face since this also makes Momma Cat very happy too.