Cinco de Meow last Friday was the date of our annual Roundup. That’s when our beloved vet, Dr. Kathie Neel, comes to the house to give exams, weigh-ins, vaccinations and nail trims. The vet tech who joined her this year was Cheyenne.
Here are a couple of photo collages from the annual affair.
As with last year, Cooper Murphy was the worst behaved followed by Kizmet. It’s no fun trying to wrestle with an almost 20-pound cat. Even Misty May at four pounds was a bit of a challenge, but we couldn’t blame her. She and Sawyer had blood drawn as well.
Everyone received an almost clean bill of health. We are going to try Misty May on medication again for her hyperthyroidism in the hope she’ll gain a little weight. She’ll be getting a much lower dose than previously to keep her kidneys functioning.
Sawyer’s phenobarbital levels are in the therapeutic range but at the very top of that range, so even if his seizures worsen, we cannot up his dosage.
I am extremely thankful that Cooper Murphy has maintained his weight at 19 pounds 12 ounces.
Cheyenne was quite taken with Raleigh, but when I offered him to her she declined the gift.
Dad Tom and I are thankful to have this ordeal completed for another year as are the Kitties Blue. And we are extremely grateful that Dr. Neel, who is officially retired, continues to take care of our brood.
Robins Leave Home
The three baby robins, Periwinkle and Stinky reported on during their Tuesday adventure, have all successfully left the nest. It took one of them two days longer than the others, but Dad Tom and I watched him take his maiden flight yesterday morning. When the babies’ mom came back to the nest a short time later she found it empty. We are thankful none of the wildlife predators that patrol our yard discovered the nest.
Kitties Blue and I are always thankful for those of you who follow us, read our posts and have befriend us. The pet blogging community is the best!
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Wow, that’s quite the happening at your place. We are glad things went well, and that the Kittie Blue almost all got a clean bill of health.
Hooray for the baby robins!
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Glad everyone did well except for needing thyroid meds. XO
That is nice that the vet comes to you. Our vet doesn’t do that.
Wish we had a home veterinarian!
Sounds like things are going in the right direction for most of the clowder.
Hugs and purrs.
What an amazing vet you all have! Even if some of you aren’t convinced of that (*cough* Cooper Murphy *cough*), Dr. Neel truly sounds amazing. Well wishes to Misty May, Sawyer, and all of you!
How cool that you get to stay home and don’t need to go into a PTU! We’re glad everyone did well.
The Florida Furkids with love and whisker kisses to Sawyer from Noelle
Glad you all got a good report from the vet. Nice that she comes to your house.
It’s absolutely fabulous that Dr. Neel – who knows the Blue Crew better than ANYONE – still comes for the annual round-up…..I know the kitties are more relaxed at home than at the vet. Glad everyone got a good report. We’ll hope that Misty May will gain some weight – she’s so tiny……good for Cooper that he’s not following in his friend Teddy’s pawprints with his weight!!!!!
I am glad the round up went well. It is good you have a vet you can trust, and who still comes when she is retired.
Very cool about the baby robins! They grew up fast!
So good that the vet will do home visits! Purrs for good health for all your kitties!
Wow, what a lot of vet activity all at once!
Lets hope Misty May will gain some weight…and that Sawyer won’t have worsening of his seizure activity.
I MOL’d about no offer taken for Raleigh!
How sweet of Dr Neel to still keep you all under her watchful and knowledgeable eye.