Life can get interesting when you have 12 pets and a husband.
Of the 11 cats, 4 are senior kitties with health problems to match their age. The lone dog in the mix, also a senior, has developed his own health problems.
The husband, with his own health issues and also a senior, is remarkably patient and understanding of me and the pets. He loves us all.
The 7 younger cats, ranging in age from 5 to 1 year are going through dominance issues with some resulting bad behavior. It can range from screaming at each other to inappropriate urination. The pee-cat has been checked: no bladder infection, just a feline with passive-aggressive tendencies.
The sick kitties…. who you have learned about if you read the blog regularly, are Lisa (intestinal lymphoma), Tigger (chronic collapsing urethra and permanent catheter), Mama Cat (high blood pressure and mammary tumor), Tennyson (weight loss and inflamed gums), and Jay-Dog (low thyroid). All of the above are on daily medications.
Hubby and I also have daily medications. Lucky for me, he in in charge of his. I take mine and administer the pet-meds each day. Believe me, the calendar is full of names and check marks. I have my phone set to remind me to take mine.
To update on the last and upcoming vet visits: Tennyson went for a follow up yesterday and was given a 3 day round of antibiotics. He goes for a check up next week. It will be a two-cat trip, as Mama Cat is going for a check of the tumor, which I think has started to grow and spread down the line.
The prognoses for Mama Cat isn’t good. Her age (14), heart issues and high blood pressure make surgery a scary proposition.
Tennyson’s appetite had improved by late yesterday (I haven’t fed them this morning) and made me feel hopeful that we can get him up to par soon. I hope so. He is a precious kitty.
Speaking of feeding the kitties: they are gathered round me with demanding looks, so I better go open those cans.
~ Kitty Mommy