Saturday, December 30, 2006
Tweedle will do ANYTHING for Bri.. Right before this picture was taken, there was some mutual grooming going on, which made the scene all that much more amusing, since Twee is sitting in a take out box..
And then the promised pictures of Gypsy...
and Teddy (he's growing like a weed)
Friday, December 29, 2006
Em is still STARVING all the time. Every time I look at her, I see these big huge "I haven't eaten in SOOO LONG" eyes, and it is heartbreaking. I called the vet, and he wanted to see her, so we went in this afternoon.
She's "unremarkable" (his word for in good shape) but definitely down in the weight department. She had gained when she first went on thyroid meds, but has since lost some of it.
He took some blood to double check her thyroid, but suggested we go up to 7.5 mg instead of 5 BID. Good thing she can take cosequin twice a day, cause giving a pill and a half isn't going to be easy. But I can slip them in the capsules and just shove them in.
Her anal glands were full again. It happens from time to time on her. Pretty bad from his description of things.. I wasn't looking too closely.
Teddy and his new sister Gypsy were here over Christmas. It was a lot of fun. Gypsy isn't all that into having a little brother, so I would let him out and let Tweedle play with him. She LOVED it. Kept pouncing on him, following him around, and just generally having fun. Gypsy liked having the "free" time as well. She's a little love bug, and we spent quite a few hours cuddled up watching TV. She's a tabby like Emerald, but with some Torbie in her so she was full of attitude. Did NOT like having her nails trimmed :) I took a few pictures of them, I'll post them when the camera makes it back near the computer.
I agreed to board my husband's Aunt's cat at the end of the Jan into Feb. He's adorable, it should be fun. Hopefully, he can mingle with my own cats nicely but if not, that's ok too.
I should go medicate Em and make sure she's got some food.
Monday, December 18, 2006
I got a call from my husband's aunt. She has two cats, and the siamese rescue is taking one of them, and would I happen to know anyone to take the other. I'm sitting here thinking she needs a home for her kitty. Nope.. she just needs someone to watch it for a couple of months. Phew! I was thinking of adding hers to my own, which would not have been easy or fun. So I'll be cat sitting for Jan and Feb.
teddy will be staying for me for a week or so at the end of this week. I can't wait to see how much he has grown. He has an older sibling now, and she'll be coming too. Pictures will follow :D
Twee doesn't seem to smell as much after being on baytril for a while, but she is still sneezing, still snotty, and still uncomfortable. She is going to the vet, and he is going to listen to me about this.
Em probably needs to go up on her meds too. :( she's still hungry all the time. She gave up on eating the nice expensive food we bought, after buying a LOT of it. We were hoping after a few days she'd go back to it, but no luck. My goodness she annoys me, but I love her.. and she's worth it.
Everyone seems to have just ONE ear that is all gunky with black debris. it doesn't look like mites at all.. but I bet you it probably is. Will have to get some ivermectin from the vet when I go see him for Em's follow-up and twee's sneezing.
Eli was cute the other day. I rarely have Eli stories - although with static season coming I'll have more as he LOVES static so. I was on the computer playing games, and he jumped up on the desk, walked over and licked my face. it was so cute!!
Thursday, December 14, 2006
As Santa loaded his magic sack
filled with gifts for girls and boys,
he added candy and sugar plums
and batteries for moving toys.
At the top of the sack he carefully packed
the most special gift of all --
a darling pup for a boy named Timmy,
who from the sack tried to crawl.
Santa turned the puppy around,
he righted him right side up.
"Cause there's no more precious cargo,
than a precocious bright-eyed pup."
As he made his appointed rounds
and down Timmy's chimney slid,
he discovered all the sack havoc
what the blessed pup had done undid!
Santa looked around the room.
It was clear this family was poor.
He noticed the shabbiness everywhere
and their poverty he couldn't ignore.
He waved his arms and a tree appeared,
adorned by blinking lights.
He sneezed and holly boughs were hung,
he created a Christmas sight.
Then Santa took to worrying
about a home whose ends wouldn't meet,
and whether it would be fair to anyone
when a pup needs a lot to eat.
He scratched his head and knitted his brow,
accustomed to granting any child's wish.
And the puppy, grown impatient,
jumped up and gave Santa a kiss.
Santa sat down with pen in hand
and he wrote the following note.
He considered each word, thought long and hard
about every sentence he wrote.
"Dear Timmy, you are a splendid lad,
and I hoped to fill your request,
but for the animals of this world,
they each only deserve the best.
"One day, you'll grow to understand
that not every wish may come true,
but I know there's a dog in your future,
who will love the best of you.
"The time right now was not to be,
I hope my other gifts make you smile.
One day you'll be a fine young man,
but for a dog, you must wait awhile.
Santa sighed as he folded the note,
and the pup again pawed Santa's knee.
Santa patted the puppy's head,
lost in thought, absentmindedly.
The puppy worried about something amiss,
and whether he'd have a home.
Perhaps with someone to love him for life -
maybe love with toys and a bone?
Santa looked into the little dog's eyes,
in those eyes, love plain to see.
He said, "I've always wanted a dog myself,
and you'll be coming home with me!"
-- Jim Willis
Monday, December 11, 2006
Oh my.. PHEW!! My poor Tweedle has ALWAYS had a stuffy nose. Lately, it seems to be getting worse, and her sneezing fits are harder and harder on her. After one, there is a foul oder.. so I started her two days ago on Baytril, hoping to clear it up. She had sneezed out a wad of snot, that oddly did not stink.
Just now she had a huge sneezing fit than ran. She left behind a strong stench. It was like a really gross passing of gas.. but it was the same smell I have smelled from her nose..
I've mentioned to the Vet before about her sniffling and sneezing, and he's mentioned antibiotics.. They never seem to help in the past, so this time, I went right for the strong stuff. If this doesn't help.. I don't know what to do.