Thursday, June 30, 2005

I Don't Swing That Way

I'm just minding my own business today, laying in the warmth and all of the sudden NotSo comes over and climbs on my back. I thought, "Okay, he wants to wrestle," but he was SO MOUNTING ME! He got a grip on my neck before I started to try and get him off. Then Kim came over and chased him away.


I'm no longer top cat. The era of my being in charge has ended because of age and infirmity.

Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Getting Better?

We're all torn ... my new thyroid medication seems to be working, my coat is looking neater and the sheen is coming back. I've got my appetite back, but we can't tell if I've started gaining weight, yet. However, the medication is irritating my ears a little so I just HAVE TO SCRATCH and I'm getting bald spots around my ears where we're putting the medication. We're supposed to go back in the next couple weeks for another blood test (yuk!) and we'll talk about it. It hasn't been too bad yesterday or today, so we'll see. If it get's to be too huge a problem, I'm going to have to switch to oral medication. (double yuk!)

Friday, June 24, 2005

Tag, Yer It.

But first the rules to this meme game:

Remove the blog at #1 from the following list and bump every one up one place; add your blog's name in the #5 spot; link to each of the other blogs for the desired cross pollination effect.

  1. Presentstorms Corner
  2. Blog, Blah, Blah
  3. Adventures of a Domestic Engineer
  4. Crazy Like A Zircon
  5. Yeah, I'm A Cat
Next: select new friends to add to the pollen count. (No one is obligated to participate).
  1. Sherry
  2. Jovianne
  3. Birdie
So ... the challenge is to list the five things I miss most from childhood.

1.) My youth. No kidding. I wish I was young again, without this crappy thyroid problem, bad hips, bad knees and ears that work. Yeah, that'd be nice. Who wouldn't want to go back in time and be young again? Plus I was good looking, not graying and skeletal.

2.) My sister, Mei Ling. She was the best and took care of me. I can still remember curling up with her in the "big chair" in Ed's apartment. Then Kim would come over and I could see into the future and picture the family that would come several years later. But my picture had Mei Ling in it.

3.) Attention. (Okay, non-stressful attention.) Once Syd and K were born, I didn't get half the attention that I was used to, or deserved. Remember, I'm a Cat, and it's all about me! Sure, the girls give me attention, and Syd's is okay, but other kids just bother me.

4.) Outdoors. When I was a kitten, Ed and Kim used to put me on a leash and walk me around their college. I didn't care much for the leash, but since it meant I was allowed outside, I'd deal with it. I loved smelling the flowers, eating the grass and just being in the warmth.

5.) Blissful Ignorance. As a kitten, all I knew about or cared about was eating, sleeping, playing and having a clean litterbox. With growing up, grows responsibility and knowledge. We become aware of the world beyond us. I wish I didn't know or understand about war, disease, failure and death.

I'm going to have to give this a second shot, later. As I re-read this, it sounds so ... so ... depressing.

Sunday, June 19, 2005

Tag? Uh Oh.

I got tagged by Trillian over at Crazy Like A Zircon.

It's a pretty interesting one, and I'll try and get it done within the next couple days. Things are pretty crazy at the moment, but I'll get to it.

Tuesday, June 14, 2005

The Verdict is In

I'm not talking about that wacko human that somehow evaded being sent to prison for diddling with little boys.

The Vet called Ed today and as we'd expected, the tests show that the remaining part of my Thyroid has another tumor, causing it to pump out it's hormones. Kim picked up some new medications for me this afternoon. Apparently they rub it on my ear!?! We'll see about that! But I may give it a chance so that I can start feeling better, and gain some weight. Ed told them no more operations, and the Vet agreed.

I guess I'm still going to try and stick around for a while.

Friday, June 10, 2005

Not Again! Arrrrgh, humans are SO Sneaky!


Okay, so I'm happily taking a nap this morning, right? Well, Ed comes and sits by me, so I climb into his lap because he looked like he needed a snuggle. Next thing I know, he and Kim are putting me in my crate and out the door I go.

It was yet ANOTHER Vet visit, and this time I didn't know about it, because I've been feeling a little better. Anyway, it was "just" for a checkup, medication consultation and yearly shots. Well, the incredibly nice Doctor decided since I'm old, and since I'm an indoor cat and since my rabies shot isn't due to next year, she'd forego my other shots. I LOVE HER. Then we discovered that I'd lost another 1/3rd of a pound since my visit two weeks ago, so they decided to take some of my blood. MY BLOOD!! I didn't agree to that, but I guess Ed has power of attorney, because they did it on HIS agreement ... NOT MINE! Anyway, they're afraid that my thyroid tumor is back. *sigh* And here I thought Ed wasn't going to let them poke me anymore.

Oh, and speaking of poking me ... They did find that something called my anal sacs were impacted and overloaded, so needed to be "expressed." DO YOU KNOW WHERE THOSE ARE?!? DO YOU KNOW WHAT THEY DID TO ME?!? OH.MY.CAT! But I have to admit, I'm feeling better "back there."

The blood tests are supposed to be back Monday morning at the latest, so we'll see what's going on. Meanwhile, the Vet said to feed me as much as I want, when I want. (Did I mention that I.LOVE.HER?)

Thursday, June 09, 2005

A Shift in the Force


Remember below when I mentioned that the kids that Kim is watching have been leaving me alone? That was short lived.

Human children .... Phhhhssssssssst!

Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Too Many Kids and an Update

Kim is watching a couple kids during the day for a neighbor that needed some help. This means that for the next couple weeks, there are four kids running around the house, one of which is only two years old. They like "Kitties." Kim and Ed have made me "off limits" and amazingly, the kids have left me alone, even when I'm sitting in the middle of their activity. And if you've read much of this site, you know that I have to be in the middle of things, even when not feeling well, and even if the "things" I'm in the middle of are a gaggle of rug rats. I do tire out easily and will go sleep in Ed's office while he works. By afternoon, all the Cats will be sleeping in Ed's office.

As far as a health update ... I have stabilized somewhat. I didn't have a reoccurance of the infection, but it seems like my arthritis has gotten worse. Ed goes to pick up new pain medications tomorrow. I can no longer bend my hind legs at the knee and hips without a lot of pain, so I walk rather stilted. If I were a younger Cat, they'd probably be worried about rabies or something like that considering what I look like while walking. I am eating better, but need small helpings of food many times a day. I can't stomach full meals anymore, and just don't have a taste for the dry food that they keep out for me to snack on. Luckily, Ed and Kim realize that and as I'd stated in my last entry, will give me some moist food when I ask them to. I've said it before ... it sucks getting old.

I still can't get over the kind words many of you have sent, or included in the comments sections. Thank You. It does mean a lot to me to read them.