Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Tanner Tuesday

Tanner continues to do well.  He is eating great and is now proud to be the "Big Lug" once again!  He has regained his spot as the largest in the house.  This week, he passed Oliver, and now weights 15 lbs 5 oz.  Now we don't want his weight to keep trending upwards, but I am happy he is eating well, and gaining.  We all know how quickly they can drop when sickness occurs.

Tanner enjoys playing in the floor at night.  He, Oliver and I have a routine now and they both seem to enjoy the time together.

Tanner also enjoys a good catnip toy and can often be found washing one or more of them!
This nip nanner and green catnip pillow are his favorites.  He also has a green pickle he enjoys.

Tanner also does a good job washing his own body, although he does tend to over groom some areas.  Here's a quick video of Tan washing.  I've moved around so you can still see his shaved and saggy belly, and notice on his hips/back legs you can see some thin spots in his fur.

Tanner and I would like to ask for some purrs.  I leave to go back to Kenya in 7 weeks.  Tanner still needs his potassium twice a day, but not everyone can give him these huge pills.  I have ordered some powder to see if he will eat it in his canned food.  Please send good thoughts that he will eat the food with the meds in it!  Otherwise, he may have to be boarded while I am gone.


  1. It's just so wonderful how well Tanner is doing! I'm sending purrs his way that the powder works - I'm sure he'd MUCH rather be at home than boarded.

  2. so glad to hear every update that he is doing better....hope the powder works

  3. Sending Mega purrs to you, Tanner !
    Keep getting better dude =^~^=
    Good thought from me to you
    Hug to the mom

  4. That's great to hear how well Tanner is doing ! We hope that the powder trick works. Purrs

  5. Looking good, Tanner! We'll send some purrs for you and the Mom's safe travels.

  6. dood....thatz knot poe tassium...itz......catnip ...thatz it...catnip !!! yur mom kneads ta start feedin ewe sum ...catnip....while herz gone....sew pleez take it...oh kay....
    way kewl on yur weight !! ♥♥

  7. That is great news that Tanner continues to do well. I am purring that he will eat the potassium powder.

  8. Sendin' purrayers.

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Lexi

  9. We're so glad Tanner continues to do well. Ernie has to take potassium twice a day, too, and I get his med made into a flavored soft treat. While it's a little large, I break it into several pieces and he eats it up with no problem. I use a veterinary pharmacy in Houston. While you'll need a script from your vet, they do ship FedEx. This may be something you could try with Tanner. Let me know if you would like more info. ~Island Cat Mom

  10. I am glad Tanner is doing well. I pray for him daily and I will pray that he can get his meds without needing to be boarded. We love the nip nanas.

  11. Glad he is doing so well! We are praying extra hard that he won't have to be borded, wouldn't want his progress to backslide!


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