Sunday, October 4, 2015

South Catolina Rain event

It's raining here in South Catolina, raining LOTS.  We are very lucky to have moved to our new house a few months ago, our old neighborhood is without power now and 2 out of 3 roads to that neighborhood have sink holes making them unusable.  We are in a good spot with good drainage and run off, but we are concerned for our friends in the rest of the area.   This is outside our house:

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Pee Problems

Those who follow me and Mum on the Facebook will already know all about this, but I think we have some of both followers, so I wanted to share here too.
Today I went to see Dr. Hudson, bleh, I don't like visiting him one bit.  

Yesterday Mum looked in my box and only saw several little marble sized pee clumps in the litter, none of my large mountain lion sized clumps.  This caused her concern, because being the mum of a neutered male cat, she is aware of the risk of urine crystals and blockages.  Every time I'd go in the box last night, she'd go in after me and look in the litter.  I made a few more marbles, but only after squatting for about a minute. She decided she didn't want to risk it so as soon as they opened this morning, she was calling to make an appointment.

We got there, I was not happy about it from the start.  We had to sit in the lobby for many minutes waiting for all these dogs to go in ahead of me (all 2 of them) and during that time these two office dwelling cats were being very nosy about me.  This little orange one came right up and stuck his smug face right in front of my PTU door.  I did what any sane cat who is locked up, would do to a smug introoder cat, I hissed at him.  Mum told him that was not a good idea, then pick him up and moved him away.  Then this little black and white one almost did the same thing, but mum moved him away before I got too offended by him.
The tech, Ashley (the one who tagged my PTU - Sweet William the first time I went there for a dental) knows me, and knows that I am very uncooperative with them told mum that Doc wasn't going to look at me without sedating me, this for everyone's safety.  Mum was fine with that, so they took me to the back, yes the dreaded "back", and she left me there..  The nerve she has. I don't know much of what happened next, so Mum will give her interpretation of what Ashley and Doc Hudson told her.

Basically they took him in the back and knocked him out, because he won't let them really touch him, much less palpate his bladder which was necessary, if he's awake. They did a urinalysis and found blood in the urine and white blood cells, which told them that he had an infection and cystitis in the bladder, but saw no crystals or sediment, which was very good news. They injected some polyglycan to relax the bladder and stop any spasms, inserted a catheter to clean out the urethra, also did bloodwork, which looked good.  He got an injection of meloxicam for a pain reliever and convenia which is an anti-biotoic that will last him 2 weeks.  They say he has Feline Urological Syndrome.  He should be fine in a day or two and then I continue to monitor his box usage and behavior just as always.  I am asking for suggestions or personal experiences on handling FUS in your cats, so please share any stories or recommendations on feeding and maintainance.  You can email at, comment below or on the Cats With Blogs facebook post that I put up.

Thanks Mum.    Now I'm home relaxing, but I still feel that sedative. My bladdery area feels all painy and stuff, so I'm sitting around looking confused and goofy right now.  I hope the feeling goes away soon.  I don't like it much at all.  

Monday, September 7, 2015

House guests

Yesterday the peepul had a new friend come over to hang out at the house.  I generally don't mind meeting new peepul, but what I never understand is why they think they have to make friends with me.  I 
I stayed upstairs under the bed for the first few hours that the guy was here, I knew there was someone in the house right away, but I wasn't overly excited to see who it was. 
Right before dinner time Mum came up to check on me and I realized it was time to eat, so I followed her down stairs and there in the kitchen, was this new human.
Of course everyone was all interested in seeing me and Mum and WB were quick to tell me how nice this new fella was and that I should be nice to him.
Honestly, he was pretty nice, he was close to Mum's size, not big and threatening like some guys, he was quiet, unlike others, he talked to me in normal peepul voice, not "cat voice".  I'm sure you know what I mean when I say "cat voice", you know how the humans do, they talk all high pitched and weird when they talk to us animuls, I really don't like that.  He didn't do that, he bent down to my level and let me decide what to do.  I decided, yeah, this guy seems cool and even rubbed up against his hand.  

Later on they tried to get me to sit in the living room with them, I wasn't so eager to share my evening couch time with the new friend, mainly because when I go into relaxed mode I let my guard down with my own family, but I didn't want to get too comfy with this new guy in the house.  It's hard to say what might have happened.  Once he left, I took up my usual spot in the living room for TV time.

How does everyone else handle visitors?  I'm betting many kitties just hide away and not show themselves to strangers.

Friday, September 4, 2015

Humans ruin all the fun

There was this super cool thing in the house last night.  I saw it and was chasing it all around to catch it.  That was until Mum saw that I was up to something.  I was chasing it near the barstools.  It was fast, like super fast!  It was squirmy and wormy, it had lots of legs and when Mum saw it, she spazzed out.  Any guesses on what it was?

Well it looked like this :
      Pretty cool huh?  (I know all the Mums are gonna say, EEK, centipede!. MOL)

Well, Mum went into killing mode and took it away from me.  We were both trying to get it at the same time.  I'd go for it, then she'd push me away and kept trying to grab it with a paper towel. It was probably rather funny to watch, but I think the WB was in the chair asleep the whole time and missed it all.  After a few minutes of being creeped out and freaking out trying to get it, all the while saying "no William, it might sting you, get away!" she finally got it wrangled it up in the towel and smushed it before tossing it in the trash.

I was so upset! I mean, I would have got it eventually, if she'd just given me more time.  I kept looking for it after it was gone and then yelled about it for a few minutes. But then she pulled out the Temptation bag and distracted me for bed time. 

I hope another one comes back tonight, that thing was really fun to chase!


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