Wednesday, December 26, 2012

The Box


Today is Boxing Day, and so I thought it's appropriate to tell you the story about the box.

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Once upon a time when Buster first came to his furever home, he was a tiny bit. Big sister Emma was already full grown and could jump up to the top of the drawers and cabinets where she would stay perched and from where she would hiss at Buster. Little furboy looked pitiful in his helpless state.

Because of pity, we decided to give Buster a box for his hiding place. True to his nature, the box also contained his toys. He would carry his toys inside his box, where they would remain until today, can you see them?

However, Buster grew up too fast. Pretty soon he couldn't fit into his box. Yet we kept the box inside the room. Often he would laze about the top of the box.

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It is also Emma's favorite spot to oversee my morning ministrations before going to work.

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In the end, the box became Emma's sanctuary from Buster's constant nagging. Buster could only look and wait for Emma to come out.

Happy New Year everyfurry. Hope the New Year brings all of us peace and prosperity.

BTW, Emma has another vet appointment this weekend. We are hoping that things would still go fine, but she's not healing as well as we hoped. Please continue to purr for my darling furbaby. Thank you.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Monday, December 17, 2012

Friday, December 14, 2012

Mini Update

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Hello Kitties!

I'm feeling so much better this week. Mama and Papa are equally feeling good about not seeing any more pee in the couch ALL WEEK! Imagine that! I see mama bang her head on the wall on more than one occasion this week regretting that she didn't pick up on my distress signal - i.e. peeing on the couch - quickly.

Anyway, I know the peeps bury my antibiotics in a mound of delicious tuna 2x a day. I eat with gusto even though I know the bitter pill is there, but it's for my own good and because of that I am peeing even better. Mama is even noticing I've been eating on my bowl on top of papa's dresser. It's weird kitties, but we have bowls all over the house.

I heard mama tell papa that she found a regular vet for me. In the past, I've been seeing the vets at Banfield which is inside the PetSmart store, but the peeps are not really happy with the service and the care they give out there so she Yelped and Googled her way into searching for the vet for me. Hopefully, this one that I'm going to see on Caturday is loving and caring and would have my best interest at heart.

Paws crossed that I don't need surgery for the stones that the emergency hospital vet told me I have. Please keep purring for me.

Head butts y'all!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

What's New With Buster?

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Buster, is there anything new with you that you want to share with your kitty buddies?

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Nah, nothing impawtant to share. I'm just hanging inside my box :)

Monday, December 10, 2012

Happy & Sad

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.

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The package surprised Catgrandma who was babysitting the kitties. She could never understand how kitties get mail :)

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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.

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Flirty Emma

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!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Sitting on a Suitcase

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I'm sitting on a suitcase and it means one thing - my humans are back from their vacation to the Caribbean. Back to regular blogging again!!!!