In case you missed reading our “Mews Nooz” ezine these past few weeks, Mikey and I have been dealing with some “ramped up”, difficult health issues for him. As a result, I’ve taken him to the Vet on several occasions for consultation and exam. (The good news is he has gained one ounce!)
Last Wednesday we went because when I had had him there the week prior for what I suspected might be a Urinary Tract Infection, they were unable to get a sample.
So this time they kept him for the whole day (8 hours), and he still did not give up any. However, they did check his blood pressure and his T4 blood level. His T4 is a “5″ now (a little higher than the Vet likes) but it’s the blood pressure (250/185) that gave us all pause. Read the rest of this entry »
We recently received an email from Lindsay Balsamo, Intern Rep for Taylor Strategy, on behalf of The Friskies. as they are having several fun things going on this summer that involve Grumpy Cat & Friends: Nala Cat; Hamilton the Hipster Cat; and Oskar the Blind Cat.
This time, the gang are “debuting” their sophomore video single: “Cat Summer”!
And Mikey, Billy and I are helping get the word out about these Cat Sensations.
Lindsay writes, “The latest collaboration pays tribute to the group’s late pal, Colonel Meow, who passed away earlier this year.”
Further, as was done last year, this video has a “charity component” so that each time the video is viewed “one meal of Friskies Grillers (yum, yum – NEW) will be donated to cat charities nationwide on behalf of Colonel Meow, for up to 1,000,000 meals!” That’s a lot of noms to help feed the kitties.
The video is up now at YouTube. You can also get in on additional online hullabaloo when you use hashtag #CatSummer. These kitties really rock out!
Yours in viewing Cat Summer for charity,
P.S. There’s more information about this latest promotion at Friskies.com/Grillers.
Photo source: TheFriskies – YouTube
He is 17 years old today – that’s actual years, not gotcha years.
Today is no different “thought-wise”, although it is different in that our “celebration team” is getting smaller and smaller!
We used to get birthday cake (that Chuck and I would eat) and ice cream (again, we’d eat it) to celebrate Mikey’s special day. And Chuck would get a new toy or two for Mikey.
Yours in carrying on birthday traditions,
That scenario reminds me of Snowflake and why I gave up having plants sitting within reach of kitty paws.
I love indoor plants and years ago had them all over the house. I was especially fond of the bookcase shelves where I had many and various sized plants. They were beautiful; apparently Snowflake thought so, too, as she made it a point to regularly get onto the shelves, walk all over the plants, or, if they were in her way, bat them off the shelf with her paw.
Eventually “she won out” as I chose to put those that were left on a plant pole. In the bathroom! (As the Boys have aged, I have been able to now have a plant on top of the TV.)
Plants tattered at the mercy of kitty teeth and paws mean someone maybe needs some hands laid on! But wait before you spank. Read the rest of this entry »
Sometimes, though, the washing up may take some intervention.
Case in point; Snowflake. She was a “barnyard cat” and came to us with fleas and ear mites. Of course, we did not know this until we got her home!
So into the bathtub she had to go, Chuck went with her. She looked like a drowned rat and, needless to say, she was not happy.
After that, for the most part, she kept her all white coat spic and span. Except once or twice she would roll around on the driveway. And become a “gray” kitty. (She was not really an outdoor kitty but occasionally, when we were outside, we would let her nose around a bit.)
Mikey likes to take his tongue bath after he eats. He’ll start with his face, paws and then move around on his whole body. The whole process sometimes seems like it takes hours. And if you touch him while he’s bathing, he will start over.
Jonny would clean his face and paws and then he’d be done! Read the rest of this entry »
“The Boys” and I miss him terribly.
He sure loved to have his back rubbed, and would stand or sit on the floor beside me for hours, if need-be, looking at me, until I would get the hint that it was time for me to rub his back!
At which time he would jump up onto my lap, turn so his back faced me, sit down on his back legs and wait for me stroke his back. At other times, he would stand on my lap to enjoy the strokes.
Yours in remembering Bowie,
I’ve added his photo to the front of the urn that also has his name there.
Jonny is now in the bathroom, on top of the toilet tank. Bowie and Cody are there as well.
Jonny used to sit on the toilet seat with his paws on the tank, looking at Bowie and Cody. So it’s fitting that he’s there now, too.
Yours in kitties coming home,
The Catblogosphere community is incredible, and we’re glad to be a part of it.
While we’ve had cats for what seems like forever (The Boys themselves are 16, and we had four others before they came along that lived years), this was the first time it was necessary for us/me to help a beloved furbie to the Rainbow Bridge.
Many of you mentioned that you’ve had to do it numerous times. My heart goes out to you.
Mikey and Billy seem a “little more settled” now, as I think they were sensing Jonny was not well. As a result, I believe they were in a bit of turmoil, too.
I had hoped Jonny could get to 17 years (June 7) and beyond, but it was not meant to be. It was difficult enough knowing he was failing, especially so in the last few days.
And so now he’s at the Rainbow Bridge with Bowie, his fur family brother; Sweet Praline and all the other special kitties that you wrote about that have gone before.
Thank you all again for your love and support wrapped around us.
Yours in claiming your purrs and prayers,