Saturday, December 10, 2016
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Thursday, October 27, 2016
This is an older picture of Huggy Bear (2008 -- wow!) but this is how you'll usually find him, snuggled up as close as he can be to Mom.
Sunday, October 09, 2016
My abscess is healing nicely and I'm feeling much better. Thanks for all the well wishes. Hurricane Matthew passed by us with few issues locally. We had heavy winds gusting up to 52 mph, and hard rain steadily on Saturday. In Columbia we had about 240 trees down and 31 roads blocked, but we were unaffected. Today was a prefect day, so nice that we had our windows open and enjoyed some fresh air.
Thursday, September 29, 2016
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Well I had quite the adventure on Tuesday, and not the fun kind involving a pirate's treasure map or giant robots from space or a Time Lord's blue Police call box. No, I had to go to the vet. It all started Monday night when I had an abscess on my left hindquarter rupture. It smelled terrible, and Mom and Dad instantly started to investigate.
I was sitting in my new favorite hang-out chair cleaning and cleaning this mess. Dad quickly scooped me up and took me to the big bathroom to help clean me up. Then I was whisked into the carrier and off to the emergency vet clinic. Mom and Dad didn't want things getting worse and they wanted me to be comfortable, but that guy wanted to do a ton of tests that started to feel excessive, and the price quickly jumped to almost $700.
I've gone through this before, so they knew what to expect, and this felt like overkill. I was doing better because most everything had already drained, so they took me back home and let me sleep in the bathroom by myself that night. First thing in the morning Mom took me to my regular vet. They were very nice to me, although I wasn't too thrilled about the barking dogs. (I know, they were nervous too.)
They had to put me under to do some minor surgery, shave the area, and clean it up real good. I'm home now and getting back into my routine. Mom and Dad have given me some pain meds that are a gel in a syringe. I've learned how to knock it out of Mom's hands, which is fun and makes me feel a little better and in control of some part of this situation.
Being in my box again helps too.Boxes make everything better. My sisters have been a little out of sorts since I came home, especially Maggie, who won't quit hissing at me, although we did share treats last night. (Treats make everything better.) So now Mom is worrying about her, too. But Huggy Bear is starting to hang around with me again, so I think it's more a smell thing.
It was weird, though, when I was at the vet because they talked about me being "a 15-year-old cat" like I'm wearing out or something. First of all, I'm 14-and-a-half. Secondly, my name is not Jasper McOldman-Cat. It's Jasper McKitten-Cat, and I stand by the kitten part of my name. So don't go writing me off just because I'm not a toddler cat.
Hopefully I won't be sequestered in the bathroom at night anymore. But it all depends on if my wound of seeping or not. Thanks for all the purrs and well wishes from the Cats with Blogs group on Facebook. It means a lot. I didn't get to post here because it all happened so quickly.
Also, if you've made it to the bottom of this long and rambling post, thanks for reading it all. I don't normally type this much (my paws get tired), but I wanted everyone to know what is going on. Now I'm going to take a nap on Mom's bed while she's not looking.
Sunday, September 18, 2016
Thursday, September 15, 2016
Monday, August 15, 2016
Mom is going through old pictures while watching the Olympics, looking for good ones for her 25 year high school reunion. You can see that we are being extra big helpers tonight. As soon as little box was emptied I was in it. Maggie is making sure the lid doesn't come off the other box. Huggy Bear is watching gymnastics. Meanwhile, Josie is downstairs wishing Mom and Dad would come watch tv in the living room like civilized people.
Wednesday, August 03, 2016
Mom and Dad got new couches earlier in the year. They worked with the old look of the living room ok, but then Mom found a new rug that looks really good with the new couches. Well that started a cycle that included painting the walls and a new chair. This chair is from World Market and is called "Cute as a Button" but the girls think it describes them in the chair, and not the chair itself. Now I will say Josie is a cute girl. (She was even cuter just seconds before this picture, but it started raining really hard and got her attention.) The other bonus of the new chair is that the old chair is currently up in the bedroom and I've been sleeping in it. I may (gasp!) like it better than my box for naps.
Thursday, July 28, 2016
Sorry for the TMI post...
Thursday, July 14, 2016
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Tuesday, July 05, 2016
Friday, June 17, 2016
Monday, May 30, 2016
Wednesday, May 04, 2016
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Sunday, April 24, 2016
Mom and Dad worked in the yard all afternoon. When they came in to clean up they realized that the pilot light on the water heater had gone out and ended up taking cold showers. Mom got chilled and couldn't warm up, so she got in bed and watched Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. Huggy Bear loves when Mom is in bed, and he even likes when she holds him. He's doing his best to help Mom get warm again.
Saturday, April 23, 2016
Mom and Dad were working in the kitchen last night getting ready for company today so of course we needed to snoopervise. Mom made two ice creams (Meyer lemon and peanut butter honey) but we didn't get to taste any of it. We weren't too interested in the potato salad or pasta salad. The big score will be today when they break out the hamburgers and brats. (They still owe me my yummy goodness birthday cake, too.)
Friday, April 15, 2016
Saturday, March 19, 2016
Friday, February 19, 2016
I just heard the news and I'm just in shock, but Diva Kitty is gone. Sophia was one of a kind, the only cat I knew who didn't need a name, just initials, because everyone knew who DK was. And just on the heels of the passing of Ginger ... This makes two of my oldest cat friends in one week. I think I'm going to just curl up in my box for the rest of the weekend. Purr with your people, curl up next to them, let them love on you. Too much sadness right now.
Monday, February 15, 2016
One of our oldest and dearest friends left us today. Ginger was one of the very first cat friends we made when we started our blog 11 years ago, and the first human (her mom Rita) we connected with via Flickr, and later on Facebook. Our hearts break for Ginger's loving parents Rita and Fred, who had to make the hardest of all decisions, and her cat-sister Mariah who is now an only cat. We've had other friends come and go, but this is one of the hardest. Please keep Ginger and her family in your thoughts and purrs. Rest in peace sweetheart. We miss you already.
Sunday, February 07, 2016
Saturday, February 06, 2016
I'm not feeling so hot tonight. I was a little dehydrated with some white spots on the edge of my nose. Mom and Dad tried to get me to eat some canned pumpkin because Mom read where that helps when cats are dehydrated or have upset tummies. So Dad put pumpkin around my mouth to get me lick it because I was dirty. I was a little constipated but finally used the bathroom. My breathing was quick, but now it has calmed back down. I seem to be doing a little better but I'd really appreciate some healing purrs just in case.
Tuesday, January 05, 2016
Mom had been sick for about a week now, dealing with sinus crud and no voice, unable to kick it. So we have been taking turns snuggling with her to help her heal. It is an important job. Here I am keeping her spot on the bed warm. (Moments after this picture Maggie pounced me and made me leave. She can be such a brat.)