Tuesday, June 24, 2008

CATS ON TUESDAY – BUSY WEEK AHEAD

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The link above is where cat lovers all over the world gathered and share their updates on their pets on every Tuesday. Feel free to drop in if you are a cat lover.

I’m kind of late in posting up this week as I had one too many so called “emergencies” in hand happening all at once within these few days. I’m truly exhausted from all the running around as I’m feeling a bit feverish with some body pain now.

Firstly, Mama Jess gave birth to two charming looking babies, Jimmy and Joey. Both are “growing up” too fast within 3 days. Just look at their sizes now. Amazing right? Well, it could be just an optical illusion due to seeing them being born wet and now so fluffily dry and cute.

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The next morning, I woke up to find little white rice like tapeworms in the stool of some of the J kitties. Frankly speaking, I do not even know they belonged to which kitty. But once discovered, I have to deworm them immediately before one spread to the other. They just had their pills taken not long ago and I hope the problems would be solved by the end of the day.

The worst thing that ever happened to me was to take my blood test results from the lab. Some results improved compared to the last test I took but my cholesterol level went up 40%. I have to cook more healthy meals at home now instead of eating out all the time, which would be quite a difficult task for me with all the mischievous brats growing up so fast. I hope I would be able to achieve that to be healthier to provide them with the best attention they are entitled to.

Since Papa Jonathan prefer to stay out most of the time, I did not notice well enough that he had lost so much weight. He has gone from a bubbly man cat to a bamboo stick cat. He did eat a lot all the time but since I changed the brand of the cat food (the other was out of stock until now) he usually takes in, he barely touches his food. I got panicked and took him to the vet for checkups. Phew! He was declared healthy but the vet advised me to keep an eye and study closely what his diet was. I did some test this morning and found out that he will just take a bite or two on semi-wet cat food, half if it’s dry but a whole plate of freshly cooked chicken meat. The rest of the kitties had no problems with the food, except Papa Jonathan.

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Subsequently, with the high price of chicken meat here now, I have decided to try him on other food. To my surprise, he gobbled up Bubble’s (my pet dog at my parent’s place) dry food. What? Am I having a dog or a cat at home now? Papa Jonathan is consuming dog food? Well, it’s better than him not eating at all. I have to find other solution fast but I guessed it won’t be harm at all for him to take Bubble’s dog food at the moment until I find other alternatives.

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This morning, I had to take my parents to the eye specialist for their annual check up. Mum had a minor laser surgery to correct some faults the doctor did earlier. Everything was fine for her now but my Dad had been diagnosed with mild glaucoma on both eyes which will need surgery in a few months’ time. I guessed somehow when age catches up, one could not avoid this problem as it is quite common amongst elderly people.

When I came back to my place, I saw blood spots all over my living room. I suspected that one of the Js had caught another creature in the house but there were no signs of any battle and all the kitties looked innocent. I had a hard time cleaning up those blood stains. Just as I was about to sit down for a rest, I saw more blood stains on the floor. I quickly grabbed hold of all the kitties and check their bodies thoroughly. Gosh! Mama Jessica was bleeding from the post delivery. It had never happen before. I had to rush her to the vet. Luckily, the vet comforted me that it was normal for a mother to bleed after delivery but I have to keep an eye on her in case he bled continuously for days. I hope that this will not lead to excessive hemorrhaging which could be fatal. I will just pray for her speedy recovery.

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17 comments:

PB & J said...

The babies are beautiful - welcome Jimmy and Joey!

We hope Papa Jon gets back to healthy soon.

Deana said...

I hope all your cats are back to their good health soon. I hate those blasted tape worms and when my dogs get them I have to de-worm both as they spread quickly. Darius picked up some worm last fall from eating birds and mice in the fields and they all four had to be de-wormed just because their food bowls are close together and they may share food. The other 3 were NOT happy with him!!!

Criz have a wonderful Tuesday!

Gattina said...

Oh my goodness pour you ! It sounds like the German proverb : One misfortune never comes alone ! No wonder that you are exhausted. Don't worry too much about your colersterol
just drop greasy food and chocolate. You can eat outside but pay attention to what you order ! No hamburgers that's for sure !
All cats sometimes have a period where they are getting slim to skinny especially when the season changes and it's very hot. Dog food is not good for a cat. I just would let him go for a while he certainly will find his appetite back.

ML said...

You have really been busy, Criz. Remember to get some rest for yourself, you can't care for everyone else if you get rundown.
The babies are just gorgeous.
Eat lots of salads and fresh fruits. Sometimes it's difficult at first (not for me, I love salads), but once you get started, you will feel so much better. Wash them all at once and then pack them away, clean and ready for munching. DKM has a great recipe for Spring Rolls and dipping sauce, yummy.
ML

Daisy said...

Oh my goodness, you have so much happening at once! I hope you are not getting too stressed out.

Are you sure the new babies are boys? They look like calico cats to me (which are almost always girls).

Ana said...

Wow, there are a lot of things going around in your house. I hope Mama Jessica and Papa Jon will be better soon. Take care!

Grr, Midnight & Cocoa said...

Purrrrrs for all of you! Wow - that sure is a lot to deal with!

Luna said...

Oh poor you, that is too much.Worms, birth, lost weight blood, colesterol... I hope everything will be better soon.

The babies are soooo cute! but it must be a miracle if they are really boys.
I think the calicos are always girls, and if they are boys they are lucky cats and a lot worth.

Criz, hope you feel better soon. Good luck!

catsynth said...

A lot of joy, but a lot of stress, too. We hope things calm down, and that all the cats int he family return to good health soon.

Jewelgirl said...

Hi Criz! I sooo missed the kittens
being born, so I scrolled back and got a peek. Thanks for posting
this.....Ahh so cute. I am glad
your kitties are all doing well.
My Spooky Do went to the Vet, and
they weighed him: 15 lbs 11oz he's
surely eating more than he should,
he's one BIG boy and he was the runt of his litter! Can you believe it? Glad you had time to stop by and say Hello!

felinesopher said...

oh, we're sending our purrs & purrayers to comfort you, hope everything will be ok.... my cats are always slim & skinny type never fat, i really dont understand why, although i think i feed them many;) and only now Bunjie is the robust type:)

few years ago i had high cholesterol too, i had to change diet & went to chinese healer (sinshe), finally it's going down, but the necessity of controlling diet is the hardest part, i must say:)

see our masseur kitties, Fatum & Brutum and when WE all become Significant Other to our beloved human

Kuanyin said...

Congratulations on your new babies! Wow...you ARE busy!

michico*Adan said...

THIS is really taugh for mommy cat!!!!
So taugh !!

The Lee County Clowder said...

Sounds like you need to spend a day sleeping with the covers pulled over your head.

Dorothy said...

Jimmy and Joey are darling. I can barely remember having held kittens that small.

I hope things even out for you soon. Being sick is not fun.

Katie & Da Katz said...

I hope Papa Jon don't eat dog food fur very long, cause it don't got enuf taurine in it.

duz him likes tuna??

Katie Kitty Too

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Well, you have sure had a busy time of things. We hope things settle down so you can all relax and just enjoy the newcomers.

purrs and tail wags

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