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Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Toosday Noosday

Well, we were very saddened to hear that Caesar passed over the bridge Sunday morning while sleeping with his dear sister Prinnie. We hadn't been on the blogosphere Sunday, so we didn't find out until yesterday morning. We are all sending lots of headbutts and purrs to Rosemary and her family and snuggles to Princess.

In udder noos, last week Bow had his old geezer blood tests. They came back showing that he is likely going diabetic. So the vet ran the fructosamine blood test which measures the average level of glucose control over the past several weeks. This was high also. So the vet told Maw to get Bow onto a canned food diet of M/D, or D/M or W/D only. Well, Bow doesn't like canned food. And for about the last 6 months, he has been begging for treats ALL THE TIME. So he has been getting lots of treats. And the vet told Maw to try and get Bow cut back on the amount of prednisolone he takes for his eosonophilic gastritis and enteritis. Well, Maw tried the canned foods and Bow is like, "Are you kidding me?" And she has cut his pred in half so that he is getting 2.5mg daily instead of 5mg and so far he hasn't yakked, knock on wood. And he has been cut cold turkey off his treats. Maw wants to retest his blood in a few weeks to see how he's doing without all those treats. Bow was once diagnosed with having hyperthyroidism and was on meds for a couple of years for that, and then he went to get the radiology treatment for it and they found out that his thyroids were just fine. So Maw doesn't want to jump to conclusions just yet on diabetes.

Maw bought us new grooming tools last week. Since many of you poodins luf your Zoom Grooms and your Furminators, Maw got us those. She also bought a "curry comb" (that's what she said it's called when you use it on a horse). And she bought this weird comb for Obi cause he's long haired. Anyway, the fur has been seriously flying around here. Most all of us luf the Zoom Groom. Some of us luf the Furminator. G.T. lufs anything because he is the ultimate brush whore.

Speaking of G.T. Sunday night, Maw gave him his monthly allergy shot. Then he started yakking. And he yakked for half an hour. There was yak in every room of the house. And Paw slept through the whole thing! So Maw calls the dermatologist yesterday and now they want G.T. to get 12.5mg of Benadryl 1/2 hour prior to his injection. Yeah, right. G.T. is an incredibly difficult cat to pill. And he doesn't like Pill Pockets. So Maw is gonna see if she can hide the pill in a piece of Costco salmon cake or a piece of Albertson's roast Chick-Hen. Because G.T. LOVES both of those. And he has an increased injection schedule over the next couple of months to get him desensitized again. Good grief. This is gonna be fun....

Last night, Reno fell in Maw's bath water. He was trying to jump to the window sill because either Bob(bie) or Orinch were outside. He missed and fell in. Luckily, Maw was not in the tub yet or she would have gotten all kinds of scratched up.

Finally, Maw has her ann-yool sinus infection and is on her second round of aunty-bi-ot-iks. But they are tearing up her tumbly and she is FURRY ill. So we hasn't been getting around to all your blogs. Sorry efurrybody. Weze trying!

Luf, Us

17 comments:

Diamond Emerald-Eyes said...

Purrs to you Mom and to Bow and GT and I hope the whole lot of you are doing better soon. Poor Bow, it really sucks to get old.

Monkee said...

Wow! It's amazing to find a house that has more kitties than ours. We only have nine kitties here but that's enough if you ask me.

I hope everyone who is sick feels better soon.

Captain Jack and Sir Dante said...

Wow - there certaintly is a lot going on in the Forty Paws house! We hope everyone feels better soon!

Daisy said...

You sure do have lots going on at your house! It must be so hard to try to give a special diet to one cat when there are 9 other cats to get into it. I sure hope your mom is feeling better soon.

Dragonheart & Merlin said...

Oh my goodness! Lots going on at your place. Purrs to Bow, G.T., and your Maw. We hope your Maw feels better soon.

Sunny's Mommy said...

I hope those changes bring Bow's blood sugar levels down. It sounds like your Maw's got her hands full, taking care of kitties and herself! Benadryl does come in children's liquid. It's an alternative if she can't get a pill in GT. Of course, I'd check with the vet first. In liquid form it might work quicker and stronger.

I hope your Maw is feeling all better soon.

The Crew said...

My, it sounds like you've had your hands...er, I mean paws, full lately. Our best wishes to everyone, 'specially my friend Bow.

George

The Furry Kids said...

Holy cats! You guys sure are busy. We hope your maw feels better quick.
Hugs and purrs and purrayers to all of you.

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Purrs to your Momma. I hope she gets well soon!

Poor Reno. It's bad enough to fall in the water but then someone has to report it?

Mickey said...

WOW!!! Hugs & Purrs for everycat and Mom! I hope every cat,well,Bow,G.T. get better and Reno gets dry and Mom feels well enough to clean up all the yak and tend to sick kitties!!
Boy, I need a nap after all that;)
Purrs Mickey

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Sheesh, mom needs a nap just reading all of dat! Weird dat our mom used to get "change of season" sinus infections all da time but den dey discovered her alergee to mold and now she hardly effur gets dem. She does look funny when she wears her mask outside on warm wet days tho.

Kaze, Latte, & Chase said...

Wow its busy in your house!! What did you think of the curry comb? Meowmy was going to just use one of Snap's on us but ended up getting the zoom groom anyway. I LOVE the zoom groom!

Latte

Radcliff, Allie, Luna & Ozzie said...

Holy Bast! You kitties and beans have a lot of things going on.

Just what Maw needed, right? More special diets, more pills, and more shots.

Glad to know everyone is still hanging in.

Scooby, Shaggy & Scout said...

We love our Zoom Groom and Shaggy really loves the Furminator!!! Mom says she can't wait until she can get outside and let the fur fly out there instead of in the house.

Dr Tweety of da Fab Five said...

Oh da poor momee! We hopes she gets to feelin' better real quick. I bets dat all da kitteez in your housee needz her to be up & on her feets. We will send some healin' purrz your way.

Eric and Flynn said...

We hope Maw is starting to feel better now, and GT and Bow are ok too. I've fallen in the baff a cupple of times but it duzn't bovver me cuz I like the water. I lie on mum or dad and let my paws dangle in, and my tail float.
Eric

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

big hugs to all uf youse but i am sorry i laughed so hard when reno fell in the tub of water. poor maw, glad she was not in there yet!

smiles, auntie bee
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