Monday, January 10, 2022

Mancat Monday

Wow where did the year go?  This post will be photo intensive, but I'll start by saying everyone is doing well!
Charles loved the porch during the summer months.  He has grown into a super handsome boy.

He loves his mama snuggles and I love them too!  He nurses on this blanket and purrs up a storm.  He is a sweet baby.
Growing up and getting new adult teeth. (September)  He had his neuter in August and did well with that.
Pumpkin has had an interesting year.  She loves to sit and look out the window in my craft room/home office.
Charles loves to dangle his arms!

Flynn continues to do well.  He had a pretty boring year until November...

Better view of the dangle master at work

Pumpkin went to visit Santa!  I would normally have taken Charles because that is what kittens do their first year, but he is a shy and nervous boy, so he lucked out.

Rusty has had a boring year and is just loving life!


Flynn had a dental procedure in November and lost 7 teeth.  He will continue to visit the dentist yearly for monitoring.  She feels he will lose his two upper canines in a couple of years because they are being pushed out of their sockets.
Here you can see which teeth are missing now.  Thankfully, they were all pretty small teeth.  Flynn did well with his recovery.

Pumpkin had surgery the following week on December 4th.  She was spayed and also the vet wanted to take an exploratory look to see if we could figure out why she isn't growing and eating.  Her liver was the wrong color, so biopsies were taken.  It came back showing something called vacuolar hepatopathy.  There aren't a lot of blood work tests you can run on a reptile, so looking for issues with her endocrine levels or other hormones isn't possible.

She also started getting acupuncture to try and stimulate the appetite and heal the liver.  After three rounds, she ate a few wax worms on her own!  She has gained 13 grams as well, so we are all pleased!
Before her surgery, she did a few paintings...
Here is her first one...

Cousin Lenny gave us all a scare in October.  He collapsed one evening and having trouble breathing.  Rushed to the emergency vet and his heart was in some awkward rhythm.  We asked if he could be transferred to NC State Vet School, and luckily we got him in.  They had refused us when we called at first because that is our preferred emergency location.  Covid has caused reduced staffing and in my opinion put a lot of animals at risk because they can't always get the help they need.  Rant over, Lenny ended up getting a pace maker put in and is now doing well.

Charles enjoys this hammock on the condo on the porch...

Pumpkin dressed like a turkey for Thanksgiving.

Charles has the cutest markings...

Auntie and I completed our conceal carry course in July and both passed the shooting portion.
Charles loves Pumpkin...sometimes too much!

Current photo of Charles napping in Aunties bed with the sun coming in and flannel sheets!
Rusty, Harrision and Charles in Aunties bed...

Well, there you have it!  A LONG overdue update on the Four Crazy Cats!

Monday, June 21, 2021

Mancat Monday

 Things are going well with the Four Crazy Cats.  We certainly can't complain about life right now.
Charles is growing and loving life

He is a cutie pie and definitely recognizes me as 'mom'

He loves to play!

Rusty is watching the neighbors dog...

Pumpkin enjoys getting on the porch

Flynn is making sure Charles doesn't eat his food.  My biggest and smallest together.

Charles is learning some bad habits...he loves ice cream and mashed potatoes!

Flynn enjoys porch time as well and naps out there most every day.

Charles and Pumpkin.  They aren't as close as the look.  

Wondering if I am eating anything he needs...no Charles, you need to get in the floor!

Charles graced us with some roundworms, so everyone had to be dewormed again!

It's been one year since Oliver left me so abruptly.  I still miss that boy something fierce.

Cousin Teddy and Charles love to play together

Pumpkins new tank and stand.  She is loving her new home and has eaten a few bugs on her own!  

Well, there you have it...always an adventure for the Crazy Cats.  I promise Harrison is still with us...I don't know how I keep missing him in the photos!

Monday, May 24, 2021

Mancat Monday

 Hello all, it's been a couple of weeks but we are doing well.
Haven't shown a picture of Cousin Teddy in a while.  He ended up with a mild version of Charles' cold, so he is on antibiotics and eye drops.

The big boys were treated with some catnip last night...Charles didn't know what it was, but Flynn loved it!  Look at the size difference...my smallest and largest.

Harrison has been enjoying time on the porch.  He is starting to come around for snuggles again too.  I hope all is forgiven.

Rusty came for snuggles this morning too.  Charles has upset everyone!

The cutie has made some cats very angry...I had a "pee-er" last week...my floor was christened 5 times during the week.  I cleaned each time, of course, but broke out the steam cleaner this weekend.  It died before I was done, so I had to go buy another one before I could finish!

This morning I had two pees on the bathroom floor...at least they have moved on to linoleum!  Not sure who the culprit is, but hoping they will calm down soon.

Charles has discovered Pumpkin.  She seems to be feeling better, but still not really eating on her own.  She has nibbled at her salad, but no bugs...I am syringe feeding her.

Precious baby!  He sleeps in my bed at night on what we call, the 'mama' blanket...everyone loves this blanket.  Rusty will still nurse on one like it occasionally.  Charles nurses on the one on my bed at night and during the day when he naps.

Trying to act like a big cat!

Harrison and Flynn seeking comfort in each other.  They still come to my room for treats at night before bed.  I am trying to keep our routines the same.

Pumpkin needed a big snuggle the other night.  When she puts her arms back like this she is really comfortable!

Teddy and Charles are best friends now.  Teddy gets a little wild sometimes and is too rough, but Charles can dish it out as well.

Rusty loves that we have another nest of birds in the ferns outside...

Flynn knows the babies can't reach him on the counter!

Pumpkin at the vet a couple of weeks ago.  The vet was very friendly and helpful.  She thought Pumpkin had good body condition.  She showed me how to trim nails and give medicine.  Pumpkin is finished with her medicine now, so I will take another sample for the vet to test.  Hoping we are clear this time, but since she still isn't eating on her own, I won't be surprised if we have to do more meds.

Nice close up of her basking...

This is her new stand...waiting on the tank to arrive.  Her tank will be 4x2x2 feet, so the stand is just a few inches larger and 42 inches tall.  I wanted to be able to just look into the tank, since it is a front loading one.  She has a fridge now for bugs and salad and her supplements.  She is a spoiled girl!

Well there you have it...all is well (except for the peeing) at our house!  Hopefully by the next update the big boys will have gotten in control of their emotions and bodies!