Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Wacky Wednesday

Today's Wacky post is brought to you by Flynn.  Flynn loves to play, and his favorite toy is a catnip pickle.  Auntie received a shipment the other day, so Flynn and Harrison had a box to play in for the first time!  They loved it, even though it took Harrison a while to figure out how to get into it!  The flaps kept getting in his way.

Flynn loved the box and when you combine a box and his pickle, you get one silly boy!  Enjoy.


Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Tanner Tuesday

Tanner is doing really well.  We have not had any vomiting and he is eating like normal.  He has been taking his thyroid pills for over a week now, and he gained 5 ounces this week!  Looks like the pills are working.
Tanner and Harrison

Tanner is asking to play more as well and is snuggling in the bed at night.  I believe he feels better.  He will go in a few more weeks to the vet for a recheck.

Thanks for checking on my favorite orange boy!

Monday, July 18, 2016

Mancat Monday

The mancats and mancats-in-training have had a busy weekend...
Oliver showed me where to put the clean laundry...such a big helper!

Harrison thought he would try some tea...Flynn drank some one day too!

Tanner, Oliver and Harrison protecting me while I eat breakfast...did we hear something?

Tanner and Harrison enjoy a snuggle and a bath.  Love how their paws are touching


Salmon - It's what's for dinner!  Yes, we now have to put out 7 plates of food...the special red dish is Tanner's.  He doesn't make near the mess with it.  It is called Messy Cat.

Cousin Sophie prefers the Florentine food
Cousins Georgie and Pirate, Oliver and Tanner split three cans of Proplan
Harrison and Flynn share a can of kitten food...pretty soon though they will each need their own.

My three house panthers...from left to right.  Oliver, Harrison, Flynn

Well that's what the mancats have been doing lately...

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Wacky Wednesday

Today, we are featuring Harrison.  He loves to tote things around in his mouth.  He dances around with things and is just plain crazy at times!  Auntie captured these three quick videos the other day when a can of cat food fell on the floor.



Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Tanner Tuesday

Tanner continues to do well, although we have another condition to add to his list...
Tanner went to the vet last Friday, for his annual visit.  It was determined that he had lost almost 2 pounds since April.  I knew he had been going down some, but didn't realize how much exactly.  The vet was concerned of course, as was I.  His coat has also been looking a bit unkempt for a few days, so I was wondering about him.

You may remember a few weeks ago, I mentioned he was vomiting more.  I mentioned this to the vet and we agreed to do an extra intensive blood panel to see what was going on.  Our vet mentioned he was a bit worried about Tanner...never a good sign :)

I wasn't sure if the results would be in on Saturday or if I'd have to wait until Monday.  Thankfully, the vet called first thing Saturday morning to give me the news...

Kidney Values = all stable
Anemic = not at this time
Potassium, phosphorus = All normal

Pancreatitis = YES, continue with the Pepcid injections daily for at least two more weeks

Thyroid levels show he is now Hyperthyroid.  Two more pills a day for Tanner.

The vet was actually quite pleased with the results as these are pretty normal aging diseases, and treatable.

Tanner has started his pills for his thyroid, so hopefully the weigh loss will stop and he will start feeling better.

For those keeping track, Tanner now takes 7 pills a day, and gets potassium powder in his morning can food.  He is getting one injection daily of Pepcid, and one injection weekly of his Adequan.

He is a happy boy though and loves life.  He plays hard enjoys a cuddle on the couch at night.  I am so thankful he is a tolerant boy!

Monday, July 11, 2016

Mancat Monday

Sunday is a time for special treats, and yesterday was no exception.  The mancats all enjoyed some fresh catnip from the garden.
Oliver,Cousin Georgie and Tanner were all waiting for Auntie to come back inside...It's like they know when she is going out to get something for them!

Flynn absolutely adores catnip!  He gobbles it right up and rolls all around!

All four of the crazy cats! Harrison isn't so sure what to do with the catnip, nor does he understand why Flynn gets so crazy!

The catnip party moved to the front of the house, so Auntie went out and picked some from the flower bed there as well.  This picture shows Flynn and Harrison by the door.  Tanner on the orange rug, Cousins Georgie and Pirate in the middle.

Do you have a special day for extra treats at your house?

Wednesday, July 06, 2016

Wacky Wednesday

Today's wacky post is brought to you by Flynn.  Flynn loves his pickle toy and will toss it around and play with it for what seems like hours.  This video also shows Oliver trying to play with Flynn.  You can see how he can be a bit rough with his babies, so we are trying to work on teaching him to play nicely.  He likes to bop his babies!


PS - The mom should be featured here...she just now realized that her Mancat Monday post was actually posted on Tuesday!  The holiday has messed up our schedule!