Sunday, November 11, 2018

Sunday's Update

Yeah, yeah, I know this is pink BUT I am choosing not to care. 
It's in the purrfect place to hang out right next to Mom in the office room. I sit or catloaf here a lot.

And yes, technically it IS Leia's, sent to her by her special mancat, Brody. 

Speaking of Leia...

We had a quiet week and then last night, she started throwing up again. 
It's not bad so far, but it's clear that whatever made her sick before is still an issue. 
So we need bloodwork to see what's going on. 

I don't want to make a big deal of this in any way but this morning I started a GoFundMe for her. I hate doing this, and I strongly suspect there is no group asked for money more than cat people, but sometimes there is no other choice except to ask for help. Of course, purrayers and good thoughts for her are just as impawtant.

Ok, mom fixed the link, above. This time we supervised her. See what happens when you don't watch your people every second??

Thanks from all of us here.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Monday, November 5, 2018

It's a Monday

Hello, furriends.

We did have a rough weekend. Here you see Leia cuddling with me, and you can see how NOT happy I am about it. But mom asked me to be gracious, since our girl was feeling so badly. 
So I put up with it for awhile.

See what a nice mancat I am? I think I deserve a statue or something, don't you?

Mom's note:

I finally got Leia to eat a decent amount Sunday, for her condition. It wasn't easy; I pulled out every trick I've used, plus the ones I've read about. Fried chicken bits and Gerber's Turkey baby food helped a lot. And tonight, more fried chicken, and then finally - finally! - she ate some of her proper Fancy Feast, seafood version. 

Joyful, joyful, is the sight of a sick cat finally eating!!

We came closer than we ever have to being in the red zone for that liver disease. I still don't know what caused this; I'm hoping for a simple case of a GI upset. We need bloodwork to determine if it's something else, and right now we just don't have that money to spend but by midmonth I should be able to get that done.

Vet care, especially the 4:30 am variety, can be astronomical. And then you have the sighs and quiet disapproval of the vet staff when you just don't have the resources at a moment's notice. 

This episode has made me realize just how much Leia is the heart of this household. Both Toby and I are pretty low-key people. Leia is our spark; even when she refused food she wanted her wand toy. 

As of Monday morning, we appear to be back on our regular routine. 
Leia asked for food about 9 pm last night, her normal FF; I am so happy about it.

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Not Happy Caturday

I knew someone was throwing up - a lot - but I didn't know who until the third day, when Leia informed me it was her doing. I watched anxiously but it never got better. And if she ate or drank,
it just triggered more. A body can only take so much of this.

So around 4:30 am we went to the vet (my regular vet who is a 24 hr vet).
Thankfully, all vitals were good, no evidence of anything nasty.
She had lost almost half a pound since her visit on Oct. 15.

They gave her fluids and an anti-nausea injection.
We will go back mid month for some blood work and see if anything is going on inside. 

Best case, it's just one of those things that happen to all of us, and this supportive care has ended it.

When we came back about 5:45 am, Toby was waiting for us.
He was rather confused about it all, since he was deeply asleep when we left.

Please, everyone, have a better weekend than ours has started out to be!

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

It's Wednesday!

Can't a guy have a little privacy around here??

PS: happy, safe Halloween!

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Cat Law PLUS Chewy Review

So, this is the most primo nap spot in the whole house, and we all want it.

One of us gets up, that's it, it rotates to the next.

Sometimes sharing IS permissable, especially if it's chilly enough.
Or you are sleepy enough and just don't feel like moving.

Now, here is today's Cat Law lesson: 
When mom has washed the duvet cover, it is ESSENTIAL that at least one cat help her put the bedding back together. She simply cannot do it alone. Extra bonus points if you plunk your bottom right on the white down comforter, too. Always draws raves from the mom. 

Or maybe that should be, raving... dunno... whatev. 

On to this month's Chewy review!!

We give multiple paws up; we've been eating a lot of this lately.

It's quite tasty, and very juicy. And it's grain free. 

Something that surprised mom though - the can is amazingly strong.
We are very used to much thinner, easy to open cans,
but this stuff is pretty tough. 

Thank you Chewy, for letting us try another new foodable this month.

**Chewy sends us stuff to try for free, but all opinions are our own.
This is a great company, excellent customer service, fast shipping.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018