Monday, October 26, 2015

Mancat Monday

Good grief have I been bad about blogging lately!  Well, rest assured we are still around and living life to the fullest.
Here is a photo of the 4 mancats in the house...Tanner (orange), Oliver (black), Cousin Pirate (black and white in the middle) and Cousin Georgie (black and white at bottom of photo)

Everyone asks when I tell them how many cats we have in the house (5 total) if everyone gets along.  Well, for the most part they do.  The boys seem to be fine with one another with just a few wrestling matches on occasion.  It is the girl in the house that stirs up trouble :)  She especially doesn't like Cousin Georgie and let's everyone know it!  It keep life interesting, that's for sure!

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Tanner Tuesday

Welcome to another addition of Tanner Tuesday.  We are thankful these are less frequent than before, as Tanner's health remains stable, and his medical appointments are slowing down.
Tanner went to the vet school last Thursday for his recheck.  They did blood work and an abdominal ultrasound.  When Tanner got home, he just wanted to walk around with his "girl"...he loves this piece of fleece string and carries it around talking up a storm! 
Tanner's new Halloween costume is perfect for him this year...here is a quick preview of him trying it on..."I'm a Super Hero"

Tanner is still slightly anemic, but not having any side effects from this.
His kidney values remained stable
His Phosphorus and Potassium levels were all normal
His weight was up slightly as well

His kidneys are still abnormal looking on the ultrasound, but remain unchanged from previous imaging, so no evidence of disease progression!

He is cleared for two months and does not have to return until December.  

Tanner continues to defy the odds and for that I am extremely grateful!  Thank you all for your continued prayers and support...this is not a journey to take alone, so I appreciate you all!


Friday, October 09, 2015

Fantastic Friday

This is a quick update on Tanner - He is still in Remission!  He doesn't have to go back for a recheck until December!!
Here he is in the car yesterday on the way home...he refused to look at the phone!

I don't have his official discharge papers yet, they are going to email them, but they were pleased with how he looked.  Should be able to give a more detailed report on our Tanner Tuesday post.

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Happy Gotcha Day - Oliver

Today marks two years since I picked you up from a sweet lady in the parking lot of the Cracker Barrel.  It was love at first sight!  I was expecting a puny, sickly kitten, but you looked rather healthy from the start.  You had worms like most kittens do and you weren't the best bottle feeder, but you survived and thrived!
Your first night home...playing 
You loved your big brother from the moment you saw him, and he was completely smitten with you.

You grew into a sweet boy and learned to enjoy watching the birds and smelling the fresh air!

You helped with chores around the house...sorting pinto beans was a favorite!

At one year you were as handsome as ever...I can just feel how soft those paws are...

I would say you have settled in nicely in our crazy household.  You have been a blessing.  You bring laughter and comfort when we need it most.  Keep doing your thing Oliver Hughes...I will cherish all the time we have together.

Thursday, October 01, 2015

Thankful Thursday

Today is a great day to be thankful!  My boys are happy and healthy.  And although it isn't the best of photos, I love being able to get one of them together.  They were trying to decide if they wanted to wash one another or fight...it was cute, so I took a short video as well.
These boys mean the world to me and I love getting to spend time with them.  Tanner's health is stable at the moment and he is enjoying life.  Oliver is a nut and finds joy in everything!

Tanner goes back to the vet school on October 8th for a recheck...purrs would be appreciated!

Here is the video of Tanner and Oliver fighting/washing...Enjoy.  You can also click here to see it on YouTube.

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