Thursday, October 25, 2012

Where The Cats P divide

A Note from Kaze:

We know we NEVER blog anymore but the Lap Lady was just thinking about all of the joy blogging brought her (it was the happiest period of her life thus far) and she's doing A LOT of reflecting these days. 

You see, a few months ago the Lap Lady and Tall Man went away for a while.  Then they came home, and the Lap Lady left.  And she didn't come home.  I missed her and did not understand at all what was going on.  The Tall Man was angry and sad and didn't pay us much attention.  Then the Lap Lady came back, put me and Latte in a carrier, and also Rufus in a carrier too, but not Chase.  Then we got her car and she drove us far far away from home and we never went back.  We arrived at this other place and we got out of our carriers and settled into our temporary home. We are staying in a big sunroom with windows on all 4 walls, tons of hidey spots, and beds, and toys, and furniture, and other good stuff.  But the Lap Lady said we're never going home again and neither is she.

In this new place we still never see the Lap Lady because she works and is in her last year of law school.  She says she knows this sucks for all of us (she doesn't  have to be so close to Rufus all day long!!) but it will get better.  She says she had to do it, she needed to be happy, and things just had to end.  I haven't seen the Tall Man, or Chase, or Auntie E, or Gamma, or anyone in so long.  The Lap Lady says Gamma won't be with us much longer as she has lung cancer and is too weak to come visit us, but she misses us.

Life is askeery. 

And even askeerier is that this weekend, Rufus is going to fly on an AIRPLANE!!!  He is going to leave us and go live with Grampa in Maine.  Grampa will love and take really good care of him but the Lap Lady leaks a lot of water from her eyes and says she will miss him so much.  And that she is so sorry to have done this to us.  Latte & I just love the Lap Lady and want to be with her though....and this new house, when we wander around when peoples are is so much fun!!!!!  Lots of places to run around and play. 

So friends, I guess you could say this is the official end to the Cats P.  We're spreading to the wind (all very well cared for) but no longer together.  All good things must come to an end they say...

Love and Purrs,

P.S. On January 30 Snap crossed over to the rainbow  bridge.  We are having a really sad year.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

She got a new camera and it inspired her!


Bird Hunting

Snap will be going to the Rainbow Bridge soon.  

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Chase the Hungry

We've been silent while the Woman finished up her summer class.  She's done.  Whoopie!

I have been eating eating eating eating and eating.  Thank you Fancy Feast Gravy Lovers!  It is sooooooo good, all I want to do is eat wet food.  So I've been gaining my weight back pretty quickly and I'm going in for a blood test and check up this week so I will be sure to let you all know how that goes.

In other news, Rufus is F.A.T.   The Woman needs to get on that.

Old School photobook thought we'd share

Friday, July 8, 2011

Rock Star

I mean, you all KNOW I'm a rock star, but the Woman and the Vet specialist are shocked and amazed that I am eating so well.  My lab results came back as 100% hepatic lipidosis.  I've already gained weight back (you can feel my bones less) and I'm encouraged to eat eat eat eat eat.  Which I love.  So for now, I'm hanging in there and being spoiled rotten and they are going to put me on a liver antioxidant and as long as I keep eating all should be fine.

A really great link about hepatic lipidosis.  The Woman has a friend (who is a vet in another state) who sent this to her.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

GREAT NEWS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Since there were so many loving purrs for me to eat.................I STARTED TO EAT ON MY OWN!!!!!!!!!!  No feeding tube!!!!  I love you all so much from the bottom of my heart (and the Woman too).  You all make us cry with your love and support.  We are sorry we can't get around to thank everyone personally, but know that each and every comment was lovingly read and cherished.

Even before the appetite stimulant I started to eat on my own.  Then I kept on rolling to the point where the specialist VET said I should go home.  She said I would start eating when I heard her voice and called me a "social eater" which is funny since I'm not at home.  She told the Woman and Awesome Man to spoil me rotten and pet me while I ate.

I yelled and screamed on the car ride home (in a new car!!) and looked right at the Woman and told her how horrible it was.  When I got home I got out bright and alert and went around to all of the liter boxes and left some extremely LARGE and voluminous poos.  I don't like to poo at the vet.  Then I got to have dinner served in the sleeping room with the Awesome Man petting me and I got to sleep in there too.  In the morning I got breakfast in bed again while the Woman pet me.  I purred and chowed down.  She cried, it was pathetic.

So as of now I'm home and doing great!  I even ate a lot of treats and played.  Now we're just waiting on the liver biopsy results and thyroid test.  But all in all I'm really doing well and I'm so happy to be home.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Feline Hepatic Lipidosis (Fatty Liver Syndrome)

The verdict is in and I've got exactly what the Woman was scared I have.  She is currently blaming herself for not getting me to the vet sooner, the Awesome Man for telling her he didn't think i was getting thin, and the stupid VET who on her last night at the practice didn't happen to think (from my very evident blood test results) there was much of a problem and "suggested" an ultrasound.  But, we have to move forward and stop the blame game right?  We seem to have caught it early and I've been hanging out with the techs at the hospital so I'm hanging.

My vet specialist is super smart and super nice and for once she was happy the Woman was educated in what was going on and what she is going to expect.  We don't have the details yet, and they are trying an appetite stimulant tonight, but this means I'm likely going to have a feeding tube inserted.  The humans will have to feed me 4x a day and it could be a few weeks, it could be up to a few months, I just have to decide when I want to eat again.  The humans are encouraged that I was eating yesterday but just haven't eaten since I've been at the vet. 

The cause is unknown.  They do know I don't have cancer (YEAH!!!) and the rest of my insides were good looking.  The humans really suspect it is Rufus.  Rufus has attached himself to the Tall Man even more than Kaze is attached to the Woman.  Rufus thinks the Awesome Man is his mother.  So we don't think we can kick him out of the house and I very well may have just gotten depressed and I'll get over it.  All of this is unknown and just guessing. 

So thank you all for your continued purrs, it helps us all so much knowing we aren't alone.