News & Mews:Look Who Came To Visit!

Happy Caturday, cat lovers! Let’s start the weekend off with the first step…

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News & Mews

  • We are pleased to announce the winner of our BIG giveaway is ♥Abby♥Boo♥Ping♥Jinx♥Grace♥. Concatulations! Please look for an email from Layla.
  • The deadline for tomorrow’s fab giveaway is tonight at 11:59 pm ET. The winner will be announced tomorrow and receive the prize in time for Mother’s Day.
  • We’re celebrating Domino’s birthday on May 1 and you’re invited! There will be a giveaway and treats.  Domino will be turning eight but given his feral history we can’t be certain of his exact date of birth. I choose May 1 because he fits the astrological description of a Taurus to a “T” (Watch for our feline Astrology report for Taurus next week) and the #1 for the independence and pioneering spirit of the number one in numerology. May is is also May Day or Beltane, the Celtic festival celebrating of death and rebirth when the flowering of spring is at its height.
  • Does you cat know well in advance when it’s time to go to the vet? Our vet, Dr. G who does our Vet 101 reader Q & A came for a visit yesterday to see Merlin and Gris Gris.  Merlin, who has bad cataracts and is nearly blind insisted on his daily stroll in the garden. I sometimes wonder what he sees. Dr. G. says he sees shadows and outline of objects, maybe like this…

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With Gris Gris, I try not to even think V E T or he’ll know. Look at those eyes. He knows something is up. Oh noes, not urinalysis!

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When the big white mobile clinic pulled up Odin was all ears…

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but somehow knew he was not on the list. Merlin, who has always been a good patient was more yowling and resistant. He’s lost a little more weight and kidney disease is slowly creeping its way in. Slow being the operative word. Siamese cats are notorious for stretching out the inevitable for a few years. Merlin will turn 18 this year and every extra month is golden.

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Gris Gris has lost a few ounces and developed a small murmur which Dr. G. think might be linked to hyperthyroidism concurrent with kidney disease. We’ll have test results next week. Meanwhile he’s never looked or acted better or happier. BUT, big changes can happen very quickly with geriatric cats and vet check-ups two to fours times a year are recommended. We’re hugely grateful to our mobile vet which avoids the stress of travel to a clinic.

  • The simple truth is cats don’t live as long as we do.  By their shorter lifespan they teach us to celebrate life, right here right now. Enjoy your kitties and have a wonderful weekend!

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15 Comments

on “News & Mews:Look Who Came To Visit!
15 Comments on “News & Mews:Look Who Came To Visit!
  1. Oh wowie we won! Yipppppeeeee! This is fabulous, thanks so much Layla!!!!
    We are also glad that you have a mobile vet unit that is really great…and we are super happy to hear that everyone is doing so well.
    purrs
    >^,,^<
    ♥Abby♥Boo♥Ping♥Jinx♥Grace♥
    Abby recently posted…Domains of the Heart

  2. I loved this so much. Our pets can teach us lessons we’d completely miss if we didn’t slow down and pay attention. ; )

    The in-home vet is an interesting option. Especially with multiple pets. If one dared visit Katie at home, they’d need to come with backup. And armpit length protective gloves.

    ; ) Glogirly

  3. Yeah ♥Abby♥Boo♥Ping♥Jinx♥Grace♥!
    Cats are most definitely in the moment,here and now, live life as it is kind of critters fur sure. We as humans do so need to learn and embrace more of this cattitude! Even the longest of lives are in fact short because they go by so quickly in retrospect so learn to revel in that impulsive moment and enjoy every sight,sound,smell,taste or experience that happens. In other words be a cat! Luvs to Master Merlin and dear,dear Gris Gris. Skeeter and Izzy and Mom too >^cc^< having a "moment" eyes

  4. Brings back memories of all my baby Admiral went through the last year of her life with two diseases. My girl knew when that time to visit her Dr was there. She hid and made it so difficult I had to get a Vet tech here to help capture her from her hiding place the last few times. (I had a cast on my right arm). Precious baby.

  5. I’m happy to hear that Merlin’s kidney disease is on a slow track, but sorry to hear about Gris Gris’ issues. It’s hard watching our cats age, but both of them are doing it far more gracefully than many humans!

  6. Did not know that about Siamese. Ours lived various lengths. One ran away (boo hoo, it was my own Siami and it was my fault. I had brought in a stray; I was 11 and I had obviously broken his heart); one ate something or was poisoned; the other lived about 16.)

    The boys are so cute.

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