I, catmama, did promise that it's back to regular blogging schedule after our return, but I didn't foresee the busyness of the Holiday season + the catching up the work that piled up during our vacation, a combination so potent it will leave one exhausted to blog.
Anyway, the kitties and I are back, hopefully blogging on a more frequent basis.
First off, better late than never, we would like to thank Brian and the sister kitties at BRIAN'S HOME for the book they sent us.
The package surprised Catgrandma who was babysitting the kitties. She could never understand how kitties get mail :)
The beautiful book that was inside the package. Truthfully kitties, I have only skimmed through the pages and after the excitement of the Holidays, I will tackle this book.
Thank you again, BRIAN'S HOME. We are very appreciative.
And now for the somewhat sad news........we had to take Emma to an emergency pet hospital on Sunday night because we were worried she had UTI. Turned out she had. Her pee volume was going down and she had started peeing all over the sofa. To discourage this behaviour, we covered the sofa (leather) with newspapers because another kitty daddy told us that cats don't like crunchy noisy items when they step on them. Unfortunately this did not discourage Emma at all. She continued to pee on the sofa, at one point even in front of me as I was vacuuming the living room. She was also using the litter boxes in addition to the sofa.
However, on Saturday we saw blood in her urine. The newspaper held onto the bloody urine real well and so we called clinics around the neighborhood, but not one was open, but all the messages and websites for these clinics referred us to this emergency hospital in Berkeley.
That's where we were. Emma as usual was her quiet and calm self. She allowed the vet to touch her, poke her. She meowed only twice, but I kept reassuring her that mama is on her side.
After urinalysis and sonogram, they found her to have stone/s. Not sure. They would like us to go to our regular vet for follow-up. In the meantime, antibiotics were prescribed because she did have an infection.
My baby was suffering and she wasn't telling me!
At the hospital, the tech tried to give her liquid antibiotics, but she didn't like it and fearing this might traumatize her even more in addition to whatever pain she already is experiencing, we asked if they could give us pills.
She will have to take the pills 2x a day for 7 days. We'll try to get her a new vet soonest. Happy to report that when I hid the pill in the tuna she was able to eat the tuna and the pill without detecting the foul taste of the pill. So far so good. No pee on the sofa for a whole day.
We could use some purrs for our flirty Emma dear kitties. When we were in the hospital, there were 3 other kitties who came that were showing the same symptoms as Emma, except Emma was the youngest at 4.5 years. The rest of the kitties that came on Sunday were double digit in age.
Thank you for your purrs. And cat mamas feel free to give me advice about this because I'm basically new at this. Emma is perfectly healthy the entire 2 years that I've had her so I don't have any history to refer to. Thank you.
Oh, Pee Ess....Buster is perfectly fine and healthy, thank cod!