Monday, November 28, 2016

The State of Casa de Gato



Now that things have settled down a bit, it is time to focus on the needs of The Crew.

Jack has one eye that has been watering on and off for a few weeks now. I really need to get him ito the vet for a general once over and a specific look at that eye. I have a feeling we might be dealing with bartonella and I intend to have him tested for that.  Other than the eye, he does need more grooming now than he has in the past - prior to his I131 and becoming hypothyroid - but I am happy to do that.


Muffin is also pretty stable. She is still limping slightly, but she has learned how to get down the stairs so I'm thinking she is doing well. I put her on Adaquan and give her cosequin a few times a week.  She is also due for a general check up just to be sure.


Eli is a bit more concerning. I am a bit worried about his bladder so I have been giving him the UT supplement when I am able to. Whenever he starts screaming when we aren't in the room I make it a point to give him one. His mouth could also use a seriously good cleaning.

We are coming upon static season so he is often around hoping we will pat him until he starts sparking.. he must be the only cat in the world who loves static.


I love how Twee's forehead whiskers look like antennae. Twee also has had weeping eyes. I have tried antibiotic ointment and natural remedies so I need to her have her tested for bartonella as well. Twee has been spending a lot of time with the CatMan, which has been very nice for both of them.


Fleurp was attempting to give me the cold shoulder because I would not give her treats. It didn't last for long thank goodness because she is so darn cute.


Things are going well with Fleurp too *knockwood* She has been holding a steady weight and is even coming into the bedroom more frequently now that Kit has passed. I am unsure as to why that is, but I'm happy to see it. It wasn't like she didn't like Kit, she spent a lot of time with her in her last few days, I guess there are some things I am just not meant to know.. that and why she seems to be chasing ghosts (or maybe it is a fly??) and is running around the house like her tail is on fire.. (it's not, I checked)


Skippy was none too pleased I woke him up from a nap to take his photo..  Skippy is also doing well. His weight is a constant; my weight notebook has his weight always the same. I need to find him a nice Christmas bow tie... but I have been considering trying my hand at making one as I have all of the necessary supplies to do it. We'll see.

Me? I'm okayish. The keen ache has dulled and I'm sure as time goes on it will be easier and easier to remember. For now, I'm doing my best to avoid remembering. In other news, my stomach has decided to go on vacation.. which is interesting. Every once in a while (I think the last time was two years ago) for a few days to a week it absolutely revolts at even the idea of food and makes my life very interesting. I wouldn't mind so much if it would tell my brain to stop getting hungry. I can usually eat jello and toast as long as I go slow, so I get through it easily enough.  What really bothers me most is that I have some really awesome Thanksgiving leftovers in my fridge I can't eat.

As you can see I did a slight redesign on the blog. Comments? Suggestion? I think the font could be a bit bigger. I'm thinking of moving the labels to a page instead of on the sidebar. Does anyone use them? Do you like seeing them there or do they take up too much room?

The Fishies were all adopted on Friday.. the first day the shelter was open in their new facility.  I went and saw it yesterday, it made my eyes leak at how amazing it is, and how nearly unbelievably cat-friendly it is. I took some photos, I will share that with you this week. There might be new kittens at the end of the week, only time will tell.

16 comments:

  1. Happy to hear that the Fishes have been adopted and all the permanent residents seem to be doing well!

    I like the new design - gives it a nice clean look. I mostly use the sidebar to find the link to your Facebook page and click through old posts. So I might keep that info in the sidebar and move the rest to a page. About is probably good to have in the sidebar too.

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  2. I like the new look to the blog. I think it is easier to read.

    It sounds like most are doing well there, and if there are problems, they may be relatively minor. I am reminded that even after a great sorrow, the ordinary things in each day must be handled.

    I hope you start to feel more contantly well. It'd be a shame to waste all those leftovers!

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  3. I'm glad that nearly everyone is doing well - I can't wait to see photos of the new shelter facility!

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  4. Love the new look! Bright and fresh. But I can't find the "Like" button that used to appear at the top.

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  5. I too like the clean uncluttered look - brighter, happier. Probably the labels can go elsewhere - they are a tad distracting. Did any of the Fishies get adopted together? Kittens kinda need another kitten when they are that young...

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  6. Nothing wrong with a little "no change" around the house. Love Twee's doodlebobbers

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  7. I love the new header ... but you might want to expand or stretch it a bit to the right. On my PC (and Chrome), it's about 1/4 short of the width of the rest of the content. I like that you have so many labels ... it makes it easy to find posts when I'm looking for one from memory ... but you might be right about having them on their own page. I've gone through the same question, but I only have about ten labels (and something I should fix ... for my sake as well as everyone else's ... it make it so hard to remember what post is about what without more labels), so I've kept it in the sidebar for now. I'm so glad the Fishies have their forever homes ... I knew they'd be snatched up quickly ... so much personality in that group!

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    1. Yes, the header isn't all the way across the top on Chrome. Maybe it needs to be resized? :)

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  8. First off, I simply LOVE Twee's and Jack's photos on this post! I like your redesign. Sorry to hear about both the cat's health concerns and yours. Maybe you can score a multi-cat discount at the vets! I've discovered that my stomach (and intestines!) don't do the same job they once did, so it's been sheer trial and error to find out what stays on the menu or is removed. The weight gain is the most disappointing part of it all.

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  9. Glad to hear everybuddy is doing relatively okay. We hope your stomach settles down so you can enjoy some Thanksgiving leftovers before they get too old. :)

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  10. That picture of Twee and her antennae is killing me dead.

    I like the new design! I do use the labels from time to time, but I don't mind an extra click to get to them. :)

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  11. I had to check what blog this was because I didn't notice the layout, I do like the new design and of course liked all the photos

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  12. You certainly have your hands full with the cat's health and your own. Hope everything stays stable. I sure my stomach would decide to go off the feedbag for a few days...though I suspect it would be better if the brain decided to layoff hunger pangs.

    Great news about the fish kittens!

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  13. Twee's whisker antennae are adorable. I have several in need of dentals too, but can only afford a few a year.

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  14. We like the new look of your blog ; maybe your header could be resized, because it doesn't fill all the top on Safari. Twee's antennas crack us up ! Purrs

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  15. Great set of photos. Glad that everyone is doing well for the most part. I hope you're able to get through at least some of your leftovers! The hubby just finished ours off last night. I personally find myself using a search option more often than labels. But your labels are definitely impressive.

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