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!


  1. So good to see you all again and hear how everuone is doing !

  2. Good to hear from all of you and you are doing well.

  3. Happy new year! It's great to see you all again. Some of you have been a bit too busy in ways one doesn't want. Lol. We're glad everyone is doing well now. BTW, Derry has had either 14 or 16 teeth removed and has been fine. Fingers and paws crossed for Flynn's future dentals. Take care, all. 🙂

  4. Great photos. I love Pumpkin's sweater. I am glad Lenny is OK. I had no idea a kitty could get a pacemaker. Wishing you all a happy and healthy new year!

  5. Thank you for catching us up! We are super happy that everyone is doing well. :)

  6. We learned two medical things today: a) that a cat can have a pacemaker, and b) a lizard can get spayed! Who knew!!

    Welcome back, we've missed you!


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