Monday, October 26, 2020

Mancat Monday

 The boys are having another fun week...
Harrison is spending time in this hideout.  It is beside the baby's night cage.  Harry is a good baby sitter.

Flynn is grateful and needs to shout it from the rooftops!  The baby can't reach him in this chair!

Rusty still wants to play with baby but hasn't gotten up the courage yet.  He is very curious though and is a good baby sitter.

A bowlful of cuteness!

Update on the porch...the roof is on, the ceiling is up, but still needs more paint.

The inside and outside areas above the screen area are complete.  Still needs more paint, caulk, and the all important screen!

The boys are getting ready and have had their first dose of Revolution.

I've never seen Harrison in this chair before, but he is super cute!

There you have it.  Another great week for the boys and baby.  Hope you all are doing well.  Thanks for stopping by to visit!

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

What's Going on Wednesday

 Sorry, not sorry, for all the pictures in today's post.  We have had a good week and the panthers have a lot to show...

The boys got a pirate ship for halloween.  It was a bear to put together, but Rusty enjoys it.

Still loving my Chad snuggles.  He is definitely a male!  On Saturday, he got his first FVRCP vaccine and his FeLV/FIV test.  He was negative for both.  After a few hours, Chad was crying in pain and not wanting to use his front leg.  We figured he was a bit sore from the vaccine and told him to sleep it off that it would feel better in the morning.  Sunday morning, he doesn't want to eat and is still crying in pain if you touch him, or if he tries to move his arm.  There wasn't a definite moment when he cried out the first time, to indicate that maybe he had hurt it, but something was going on.  We went to church and then took him to the vet school for an emergency visit.  We wanted to make sure nothing was broken or dislocated.  After 4 hours, it was determined he is a drama queen and is sore from the vaccine!  By 6 pm that night, he was playing and running like nothing had happened.

Harrison has found a good spot in Aunties bed...lots of pillows there.

Rusty on the mama soft and warm

Chad has been having some diarrhea because of his antibiotic, so a bath was needed.  Thankfully, he is done with the medicine now and his poops are back to nice forms :)  Just in case you were wondering.

Another view of Rusty in the pirate ship...

Baby after his visit to the vet school...sleeping hard.  He looks rather proud of himself doesn't he?

Durham, where I live, is the Bull City...early voting is nice.  

Chad now weighs 2 pounds.

Grainy photo, but Rusty is playing hard...

Chad learning to puff up...he didn't know what to think of the big cats all getting crazy with their catnip!

Flynn found the fresh catnip in the garden...

Lenny on the porch hoping it will be finished one day :)

Harrison is getting braver with the baby, or maybe telling Chad, this is my toy.

Sweet kitten selfies

The roof for the porch arrived...can't wait to hear the rain on the metal roof!

Flynn is just a tiny baby and needed to be burped after his dinner :)  He was not amused!


Chad went to the eye doctor yesterday and he has some vision in both eyes.  He has something called Persistent Pupillary Membrane (PPM) on both eyes.  This effects his vision some, but nothing needs to be done about it.  He also has eyelid agenesis, which will need to be corrected in a few months when he is older.  Overall, a good report for Chad.

Flynn sleeping on the counter over the dish washer...babies can't keep their body heat in...

Flynn isn't sure why the baby is climbing in his food bowl!

Chad starting to eat off the floor sometimes with the big boys.  Cousin Lenny doesn't seem to mind.

Harrison playing on the stairs with the baby.

Well, there you have it...I hope you are having a good week and thanks for stopping by to visit us.

Monday, October 12, 2020

Mancat Monday

The panthers have had a fun weekend.  Everyone is adjusting a bit better to Chad being around.
Chad is playing hard and learning new things.  He is entering the crab jump phase and it is super cute!  He loves this S Scratcher and plays on it most when he is out and about.

Some were wondering if he will be a foster fail, and the answer is no.  He has an adopter who will take him once he is neutered and old enough to go.  I'm working with a friend now, who is the cat medical coordinator for a rescue to see if we can run him through her group to keep cost down.

He weighs 1 pound 11 ounces and is ready to start vaccines this week.  He is a sweet baby for sure!

The panthers are jealous but surviving.  They are still getting their nightly treats.

Flynn is looking over some Department 56 stuff we are trying to sell.

Rusty came by to look too.  Make sure we don't get rid of your favorite pieces buddy.

Rusty is getting braver and braver about being near the baby...he wants to interact, just isn't quite sure what to do.

Rusty and Flynn finding comfort in each other.

Rusty and Cousin Lenny checking out the pumpkins at the hotel

Rusty ready to swat the baby if he comes too close...Seeing Rusty with the baby has made me realize how much he looks like Tanner.  I've called him Tan more times that I can count this weekend!  He may look like Tan, but he isn't a loving, nurturing momma cat like he was.

Harrison loves the pumpkins and tries to take bites out of them.

Sleepy kitten...he loves the ripple rug as well.

Rusty has brought his teal rabbit over to show the baby how he plays.  

Rusty and Cousin George just hanging out.  Being up high means the baby can't get you!

Sweet sleeping baby in his bed.  We leave the cage door unlocked so he comes out when he wakes up during the day.  He sleeps better in his bed that he does being held.  He normally plays for about an hour and then needs a nap.  He will nap for a couple of hours usually and then ready for a potty break, snack and another hour of play before back in the bed for another nap.  Such a hard life.

Here are a couple of short videos of him playing...

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Wednesday, October 07, 2020

What's going on Wednesday?

 Another week, another round of exciting changes in the house...
What has captured the attention of Rusty and Harrison?

It's Chad!  He is a new foster baby and has upset the entire house!

How anyone can be scared of this sweet little thing is beyond me.

Chad was found by a friend of a friend and we ended up with him after his first foster home became extremely allergic to him.  She knew she had allergies, but thought it would be ok.  Nope, less than a week and she is a swollen, stuffy apple head.

Flynn is trying to play with the baby, but bopping him on the head isn't very nice and sends the baby rolling!

Chad seemed "off" to us, so we took him to the vet yesterday and found out that he is visually impaired.  He has an appointment with the eye doctor in a couple of weeks to determine how impaired he really is.  I believe he can see some, but you can tell he compensates well with his hearing.

He will remain with us until his appointment and we know more about his condition.  Fingers crossed that the potential home will work out for him.