Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Monday, December 11, 2017
This is Buster here! Can you tell by the look on my face that I was not thrilled that the vet called this morning to tell my mom that I DON'T NEED TO GO TO THE VET unless I start feeling worse aka not wanting to eat anymore? No, you did not read that last sentence incorrectly and I'll tell you why:
See, I l-o-v-e-d my car rides and the attention at the vets BUT I most especially loved stopping at the pet store afterwards to get special treats! These Little Lion tuna treats (as you can see) are the BEST (and my mom says they should be because they cost $3.95) and I also loved doing errands with my mom afterwards! I felt quite adventurous (and relaxed) while I watched her go in and out of stores and then get this stuff that she hates getting(she calls it "gas")!
My old buddy brother, Henry, used to tell me how much he loved car rides and I thought he was crazy because we all know car rides = vet visits but he liked the vet! Now I understand what the fuss was about and wish I could talk to him about it today! Gosh, I miss that food and chair stealer of a brother so much!
But I digress, folks! The vet called with my blood work results this morning and announced that I don't have a thyroid gland issue! I'm pleasantly surprised by this because I watched Henry get gooey stuff rubbed on his ear lobes for years and it looked just plain weird!
Instead the vet thinks I have a bacterial/viral infection or chronic rhinitis which causes me to not be able to smell my food very well (which makes perfect sense because my mom sometimes had to push food and treats under my nose!) so she's picking up a 14 day prescription of azithromycin (but my mom said "no" on my other med called clavamox because it gave me a tummy ache) today. I also have a bad tooth but the vet says I should wait on getting it removed because this infection needs to clear up first.
Here's hoping that (A) my mom takes me to the drug store to get my meds and (B) that the meds don't make my stomach feel yucky because my mom has lots of special wet food she can't wait to have me try and I also don't want to miss out on those Little Lion treats!
Thanks for your prayers!
Sunday, December 10, 2017
I found this on Facebook a few days ago and immediately thought of one orange tabby friend who looks like the one pictured who gets into EVERYTHING in the house and thought this tree idea would be purrfect for him!
Do you have a cat who needs a little (ahem!) supervision around the Christmas tree? If so, what do you do to keep him or her from destroying it? Please share!
Saturday, December 9, 2017
Buster didn't want to pawticipate in some of his blood work shenanigans on Thursday the 7th (he didn't appreciate the urinalysis idea) so we headed back to finish it last night!
As I've said in the last update, Buster now loves car rides (a major change from previous vet trips) so this must mean that he's (A) gotten adventurous and/or (B) he wants the vets to fix him so he can go back to being his pudgy 20 pound self as pictured
here last Christmas!
He's been eating fairly well since Thanksgiving but to see him weigh nearly 12 pounds (shown here from last night's trip to the vet) rings alarm bells in my head! I've been buying specialty wet food and treats which he will eat but only in small nibbles and then walks away when in the past he's gobbled anything and everything in sight!
My guess is he has a thyroid issue which is quite common among old cats (he's going to be 16 in May) so if I'm correct I know from past experiences with Henry that this condition is fixable for which I am thankful!
Please keep Buster in your prayers! Thank you!
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
I searched through my winter archives and found this blog post featuring the always silly, Iggy, that was written last December and decided to share it again in the hopes that if would help you get in the Christmas spirit! Also, it is a wonderful tribute to his bulldog sibling, Lemmy, who passed away in April 2017. I hope this brings a smile to your face!
It's Iggy again! Remember me? Of course you do! I'm the one who does all sorts of silly things just so I can get bragged about on that thing you people call "the computer"! See, every time I do something that makes April (that's my pet sitter) laugh she sends a picture to my mom and as soon as she says something like, "Oh, my goodness!" or "How did he do that?" that's the moment I know I'm about to appear on something called a Facebook page and blog where thousands of fans will love me! I am already f-a-m-o-u-s in Dover because I strut all the way to the grocery store or to the high school a zillion times a week BUT soon I will be famous around the world! I mean, who wouldn't love a handsome, funny, and athletic bully with drool going on 24/7 anyway?
So now that the introductions have been made let's get you up to speed on what I did last week, shall we?
Okay, so I had all weekend to think of something festive to surprise my pet sitter with so while I stared and barked at her from the yard I asked if she noticed anything different about me and she said, "No, Iggy, you are just being silly."
"No? Well, can you see anything different now that my hiney is facing you?" I said. And that, my friends, was when April shrieked and said she'd never met a dog who could turn a cinnamon bun tail into a Christmas wreath before! She loved my creative wreath so much that she took so many pictures of it that she lost count! After awhile the needles were making me itchy
so she took the branches out one-by-one followed by a close-up shot! Isn't my wreath beautiful?
When she held the final branch in the air she laughingly asked, "Arty (he's the one up front to my right) and Lemmy, you probably never get bored with a brother like Iggy, do you?" and they agreed that they sometimes wish I would be serious for once in my life (ha! ha!) but they wouldn't trade me for the world! Woof! Woof!
Love and Woofs,