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Double Vet Trip

Thomas T. Tomcat had to have a tooth pulled Friday. Mommy took him up to Dr. Kevin’s early. Thomas didn’t mind going. His tooth hurt and was infected again. (Two weeks ago he has to get antibiotics for it. His poor kitty jaw had swollen up.)

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Mommy had a good laugh at Tigger. When he saw her get the carrier out for Thomas, panic set in and he ran for the hills… ugh, basement. Mommy didn’t see him again until midafternoon. About the time Tigger did come out of hiding, Mommy was getting out another carrier. Angel was going with Mommy to get a checkup and shots when she went to pickup Thomas. Poor brother Tigger raced off again.

Miss Angel had to wait to see Dr. Kevin because an emergency came in. A poor little dog came in, he was in really bad shape. His mommy thought he had been hit by a car. It turned out he had been attacked by a much bigger dog.

Angel was scared and tried to hide in the back of the carrier. She didn’t want to come out to be weighed and examined. Mommy got her out and she was a well-behaved little lady during her checkup. She is a big girl now: 10 pounds of kitty cat. Her heart is ok. That had worried Mommy cause kitties with her birth defect often develop heart problems. Dr. Kevin was very pleased with her. He gave her two vaccinations and she didn’t flinch or make a sound. (Angel is a brave kitty.)

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Thomas is doing really good with his mouth. He has stitches that have to be removed next week. He is eating and sleeping and when awake being his normal self. Angel is doing well too. Mommy thinks she felt bad this morning, but that’s normal after vaccinations.

Tigger finally came out of hiding after he figured out he wasn’t the vet-bound kitty. The rest of us teased him for being scared for nothing.

Purrs and kitty kisses to all ~ Miss Amber

 

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Snakes, Mice and Elections–Oh My!

By Amber

Boy are we glad this Election Day thingy is over. We were getting tired and fed up with commercials that made Mommy and Daddy say the bad words and yell at the t.v.  Last night they sat up late and watched the t.v.peoples tell who was winning and losing and all that stuff. We tried to nap through it. Fat chance.

It’s over now for awhile. Mommy says 2 years for one election and 4 for the big one like last nights. I/we hope that is a long time.

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Me, Amber, begging sweetly for cat-puter time.

There’s been bunches of things going on around the cottage while our human parents were wasting time on the election thingy.

For instance, we were invaded by outside critters and Spicy and Sugar had to catch and kill them. Three mice and a tiny little snake managed to get into our basement. Sugar killed the snake and brought it to Daddy. Spicy killed the mice (after having a good play-time with them first). Spicy gave the mice to Daddy for a treat. He tossed them outside just like he did the snake. Human’s!

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Spicy in the toy basket watching for mice.

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Sugar, tired from snake hunting.

Miss Lisa got a feline UTI and was a very sick kitty. It took two weeks of 2 kinds of antibiotics to make her feel better. She is a sweet old lady-cat, and tiny, she only weighed 4 1/2 pounds when she went to see Dr. Kevin.

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Miss Lisa with her assortment of food; she’s picky.

We kitties have been busy and have got lots to say…. if Mommy will stay off OUR cat-puter.

Purrs ~ Amber and the gang

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Hussy’s and Old Man-Cats

It was a crazy week here. It started out normal enough for a house with 10 cats. (You can’t understand that kind of normal unless you have a minimum of 6 cats – just saying.)

Then, Tuesday morning I noticed the kitten, Angel, behaving strangely. Almost as if she were in heat.

At 3 1/2 months old!? Nooooo, I thought at first. I’m imagining things. After a few more minutes of watching her pull herself across the carpet toward Mikey, purring and chirping; I decided she was either in heat or auditioning for a part in a cat porno film.

I called Dr. Kevin.

Angel already had a spay appointment scheduled in early September. Dr. Kevin said to bring her in and he would go ahead and do the spay that day. I’m sure he believed me to be paranoid. Ha! An old cat-lady like me?

Sure enough, when he called later that day he said she had indeed been in heat. The little hussy! Since the spay was done late in the day, she stayed overnight. I picked her up the next day, still a little loopy, but fine.

Thomas T. Tomcat, on the other hand, is having troubles of his own.

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A year ago we learned Thomas had a class 3-4 heart murmur. It wasn’t bothering him at the time. Lately he started coughing a lot. Dr. Kevin put him on heart medication, which he takes once a day. It is helping, but he seems to lack energy (maybe because he is 13-14 years old) or maybe something more.

I see a vet-trip for Thomas in the near future. (Sigh)

The other 8 kitties are OK for now. (I am almost afraid to say so…it seems like every time I do another one develops a problem.)

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