Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to all, from our family to yours!

Monday, November 12, 2012

Mancats get an Award

The mancats are honored to have received, not one, but TWO awards this weekend!  They are both from Kevin Bacon, the cutest pig you'll ever meet.  If you haven't been to his site, pop over and meet him and his four cat siblings.
This first award is to be passed on to blogging families with multiple pets, either all the same species or a variety.  So we are passing this along to the four following families, since we are the Four Crazy Cats!

This second award is the 'Bring on the Nip' Award created by Nerissa's Life.

When you get this award, you must 1. thank who sent it to you 2. tell something you want to celebrate and 3. pass it on!

We would like to thank Kevin Bacon and his family for this award.  Today we are celebrating...Friendship!

We have met so many wonderful families through blogging and we consider you all our friends.  Our hearts go out to Karen, Spyro and Oja today as they process the loss of Herman.  Please go by and leave a kind word for them today.

We pass this award on to anyone that has not received it yet...

Monday, November 05, 2012

Mancat Monday

On Friday, Smokey was subjected to the Snatch and Stuff procedure and placed in the evil PTU.  He was off to a blood work recheck at the VET!  We left a touch early, so we also ran through the drive-in bank...a mancat's work is never done. 

Once at the vet, Smokey was weighed...he had lost a few ounces since his visit in August, but we already knew that because we weigh everyone weekly.  I mentioned to the vet that this seems to be his pattern, as he lost weight last fall too.  We are keeping a close eye on it, and offering extra snacks throughout the day.  Note: we weighed yesterday and he has gained 3 ounces this week!

After the weighing, he was whisked off to the back to have his blood drawn.  They are rechecking his kidney values, since they were borderline high in August.  We have been mixing some of the kidney diet food with his regular food since then. 

I spoke with the vet and asked many questions, as Smokey is my first cat to be 'aging normally' and I am not familiar with chronic kidney disease...the treatments, symptons, prognosis, etc...She spent a good bit of time talking about options and said we will know more when his results come back this time.  They will check him often to look for trends.  She said the next time he comes in he will need his blood checked, along with his urine and blood pressure.

The vet called on Saturday morning and said that his numbers have gone down, and she is very pleased!  I am pleased too!!  We will keep doing what we are doing for now and recheck him again in 3-4 months.

Thank you all for the purrs you have been sending our way...they are helping!!

Thursday, November 01, 2012

Window Views

Cousins Sophie and Pirate enjoyed some fresh air the other day...window whiffies are the best!