Friday, August 19, 2016

Fleurp


Fleurp

Fleurp, oh what to say about my sweet, demanding, expecting, hopeful, joyful kitty. Fleurp is the embodiment of hope... every time I get even remotely close to anything she wants, she chirps like a little bird, asking, almost begging, for it. She opens her eyes in that round hopeful "Puss in Boots" look that I have the worst time ignoring.


Fleurp becomes anemic every spring. We have yet to figure out the reason, but I have my suspicions. This past year she started becoming anemic in February/March which was very early but it was a very warm year and she had already started shedding. So I "furminated" her almost weekly until mid-summer, and she didn't have another issue. Was it because of the fur? I have no idea. I don't know why if that is the case why her anemia responds to prednisolone so quickly. I will try grooming her again next year and if it happens again I'll say we have our reason. There were years in the past when her anemia wasn't as bad as other years, so I'm not discounting that this was just an easy year.

Fleurp with the big round eyes
Muffin and Fleurp

Fleurp and Muffin have similar interests in life, and they have seemed to have formed a friendship. They often gang up on me to beg for food.  Fleurp has the most endearing way of asking when her chirps don't seem to be working, she reaches out with her paw and with her claws sheathed she attempts to pull my hand to her.. I have such a hard time resisting that - which I'm sure she has figured it out.

Fleurp with her tongue out

16 comments:

  1. She's a beauty, and wow, what endearing qualities! But that name, I love that name! I don't know what it means or how you pronounce it, but when I see it written, I think of the noise I think kitties make when they have their tongues out! :)

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  2. What a sweetie pie. Kitties bring so much joy in our life, aren't they?

    Emma and Buster

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  3. Fleurp really has you wrapped around her little dewclaw!

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  4. This melts my heart...a beautiful ode to a beautiful furry soul <3

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  5. What an interesting thought that her anemia could be tied to ingesting her fur. We hope you've found the answer. A furminator session is a small price to pay for a happy, healthy Fleurp, after all.

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  6. That's very strange but once you get outside the usual diagnoses all bets are off. Why wouldn't ingesting fur impede some bodily process? And I hope during this lull in kitten fostering you are thoroughly enjoying spending time with your household cats. It's not often you get the chance to do that. My offer still stands to ship a few your way ;). Things ares till escalating here.

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  7. Nobody knows how to sweetly manage hoomins like a kitteh does.

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  8. you MUST feed the Fleurp :)

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  9. Benny does the same thing with his paw, and it's darn adorable, and yes, impossible to resist.

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  10. Fleurp is beautiful...and Muffin adorable! I love that they gang up on you for food. Cats are so smart!

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  11. Fleurp is such a sweetie.

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  12. They are both such cuties.

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  13. What a beauty. Her heart and spirit must be just as beautiful as the outside :)

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  14. Fleurp is a total sweetheart!! ❤️

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  15. Surely you can't resist the FLEURP!

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  16. What a doll. It's funny that her anaemia would be connected to her fur, but feline health and its disruptions can be as inexplicable as cats themselves.

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