Saturday, April 30, 2011


"I haven't been rushing in to play with mom in the bathroom for the last two days.  Mom thought it was because she has gotten up so late.  After all, I was eating & drinking okay.  But today I was very lethargic and mom went to pick me up to see what was wrong.  My third eyelids were showing about 1/2".  But what really freaked her out for some reason was that I felt too hot!  Then the mean ole' mommy put me in a towel and shoved something up my... my... oh kitties it's just too awful to talk about!!  She said my temperature was 105.8 and call up our vet.  Dr. Alexander called her back.  They talked for awhile and mommy said she had a funny feeling.  So she & Jennifer bundled me into my harness and off we went to the vet.  Fortunately I like car rides.  The mean ole' vet took some bloods because they were worried about feline leukemia or aids.  But I'm a wonderful cat and my test was negative.  ::sticks out tongue::  Told you mommy!!  Mean ole' vet gave me two shots!!  One was a strong antibiotic and the other was to help bring my fever down.  I got two treats afterward and Dr. Alexander said that it was a good sign that I wanted them.  He gave mom some antibiotic pills to give me (seven pills) ack! ack! and two syringes (ick! ick) of stuff for my fever.  I have to go back on Monday to see how my fever is and how I'm feeling.  Dr. Alexander said that it was a Good Thing that mom brought me in because otherwise I might not have made it.  Mom said she had a gut feeling I needed to be seen and that she'll find the green papers somewhere.  (they charge $70 plus the usual $65 office visit for emergency visits)  Fortunately Dr. Alexander didn't think I needed to stay at the office but could stay at home.  He said I didn't have to be isolated from Da Boys but mom said she'd do it anyway so that she could keep an eye on what I'm eating & drinking & doing in the kitty litter.  Dr. Alexander thinks my mommy is smart.  I could have told him that!!  After all, she is my mommy!!  He also said that other than my fever I looked very very healthy.  Go me!!  I will let you know how I am feeling tomorrow and what Dr. Alexander says on Monday.  I will see him at 0830."

"This is me, being sick."

Lighting Candles Again...

Do you remember when the Cat Blogosphere came together one weekend in 2007 to light candles from one blog to another to remember dearly loved and sadly missed Ones at the Rainbow Bridge?
Kashim & Othello and Salome have not much been around visibly at the Cat Blogosphere the past months - well to be honest even the past year(s) - but felt with what is going on and with so many of our furriends needing purrs and purrayers we are in need of such a Weekend in Silence and Remembrance again.
If you want to join in, here is how:
Please light the above candle with us on your blog on Friday, Saturday or Sunday in Remembrance of all our dear furriends we had to say goodbye lately and those who came before. If you have a special kitty, woofie or furriend you are remembering let them know and they add him/her to the list.
If you want to join in please leave a comment here. You can also write to catboys AT and tell them your URL.

Candles lit for

all furriends affected by the bad weather in Midwest and Southeastern US| all critters in Japan that suffered from the big earthquake | SweetPraline |

Candles lit by

This candle lit by the
Teenage Mutant Ninja Kitty Horde & their Feeders