I Can Nap Anywhere


Feline/Friendship Friday


snoozy feline: grey Manx tabby cat asleep


Sawyer’s been napping a bit more lately, as he’s been eating his noms, which contain his meds. The phenobarbital and Keppra do make him sleepy. Dad Tom and I have no way of predicting when he will or won’t eat, and we often end up throwing out several bowls of food each day. So when he does decide to eat, we are thrilled, and we tell him what a good boy is!

Snoozy Sawyer is joining the blog hops at Comedy Plus (Feline Friday) and Create With Joy (Friendship Friday). You can do the same by clicking the links.


Friendly Fill-Ins: Week #306

I am overjoyed that both Misty May and Sawyer stepped up to help me with the fill-ins this week. My goal continues to be having Kitties Blue complete all the fill-ins each week. It’s not that I am lazy, but this desire goes along with me adding one or more of the gang to the Thoroughly Poetic Thursday inspiration photo. The intent is for this blog to be about the cats; and though, it is for the most part, I want to emphasize that as much as possible. (If you haven’t already, check out Lisbeth in yesterday’s inspiration photo and the accompanying poem, “Please Be My One & Only.”)

But without further ado or explanation, here are their completions and mine. All three of us used teal italics.

1. Misty May: I waste a lot of time whining and complaining.
2. Sawyer: At this very moment, I’m craving treats. (What a surprise!)
3. Don’t dismiss sharing your life with pets until you adopt one or more.
4. Living with cats makes life interesting.

Friendly Fill-Ins is a blog hop hosted by Ellen (15 And Meowing) and Lorianne (Four-Legged Furballs). They post the four sentences to be filled in on their blogs each Thursday. To join the hop, click on the Fill-Ins badge.

Thanks for joining us today. We’ll be back tomorrow with some Caturday Art.



Sawyer Update

I asked our mom if I could write our post today. That means we are not doing Friendly Fill-Ins but will include them tomorrow with our Caturday Art. We also will celebrate Dr. Seuss’ Birthday tomorrow.

Even though I am currently taking three medications, I haven’t been doing very well. In the past month I have had several focal seizures of varying lengths and severity. Then on the 20th I had a grand mal seizure, one month after my last one. I was fortunate that it stopped naturally after a few minutes. Then five days later I had another one that wouldn’t stop. Mom and Dad gave me 2 mg. of valium, but that didn’t help. That was the prescribed dose, so they didn’t want to give me more. So you know what came next…back in the car to the emergency vet.

Another 2 mg. of valium stopped the seizure, but my temperature was the highest it has ever been at 106-plus degrees. While I languished in a cage for 12 hours, Mom and Dr. Neel were discussing the situation. Dr. Neel also talked to one of the neurologists at the Virginia Tech vet school. Dr. Neel described my symptoms and history, and this is the probable diagnosis: Feline hippocampal and piriform lobe necrosis (FHN). This is pretty rare, and there is no cure for the disease. Supposedly my prognosis is poor.

I could go to the vet school for an MRI, but the bilateral, brain lesions, characteristic of the disease, often don’t show up in the brain until viewed after death.

If you’d like to read more about this disease, you can find several articles on-line.

Going Forward

I will continue on my Keppra (with my dose being increased again) and on phenobarbital. I am being switched to a chicken- flavored liquid, as I don’t always eat when the crushed pills are in my food. Slowly, I am being weaned off the Zonisamide as we have not seen that it helps me.

As my current meds are not really helping control my seizures Mom and dad have made the decision to try CBD oil. Mom has joined the CBD Oil Users group on Facebook, but so far has not found any helpful information.

This is how we need your help:

  1. If you have ever had a cat with Feline hippocampal and piriform lobe necrosis (FHN), please let us know the treatment you used and the outcome.
  2. Please share any experience you’ve had with using CBD oil to help control seizures and whether or not in helped.
  3. Also, let us know the brand and formulation of CBD oil you used. Mom is looking at CBD treats, as I L-O-V-E treats.

Finally, please don’t feel sorry for me. I do sleep a lot due to my meds, but on a day-to-day basis, I have a terrific life in a loving home. And I know I will have that for whatever time I am here. Of course, I do appreciate any purrs, prayers and POTP you can spare.


help for Sawyer


I am entering Feline Friday at Comedy Plus. Click on their badge to go there.

With thanks, purrs and paw-pats, Sawyer





I suspect you are asking yourselves: “What happened here? How can this be Doozy of A Snoozy 2? There was no Doozy of A Snoozy 1. Technically, you are correct. That post was titled, I Can Nap Anywhere 1.

I never liked that title and have been mulling over in my mind all week what I could rename this series. I came up with Nap Attack, Happy Nappy, Just-A Siesta, Nap Champ and a number of others I have forgotten.

If any of you have a suggestion, I would be happy to consider it, as I am not totally committed to Doozy of A Snoozy.

Giulietta and Fiona have always acted more liked conjoined twins and not just sisters. They can cram themselves onto or into the smallest spaces and are usually content to share.

G & F Snoozey on Catio

In this photo they are sharing a sunpuddle on a small side table on the catio, proving that they can sleep anywhere. Though, as you can see, I woke Giulietta up when I snapped this photo.

I expect this Doozy of A Snoozy series will normally run on Fridays as it did last week. Tomorrow, however, we will be participating in Show Us Your Paw Day being hosted by Sammy of onespoiledcat and Archie, Henry and Oscar of My Three Moggies. Hope you’ll join us.



We are starting a new series today, inspired by Lily Olivia. You may have guessed by the title of this post that our series will be titled “I Can Nap Anywhere.” As it is inspired by Lily Olivia, she is the first of us to be featured.

Lily Nap Dough Bowl 2

Lily Nap Dough Bowl 3

Lily Nap Dough Bowl 1

Mom had spread the newspaper across the kitchen counter and atop the antique dough bowl in which Astrid and Lily like to nap. And she wasn’t surprised to turn around and find Lily curled up there. She will nap atop anything. Mom had already been contemplating starting this series as she’s been collecting photos of us napping any and everywhere. This evening’s photos made the series a reality.

We don’t know if we will select a particular day and run the series each week or less often. We just know that Mom has lots of photos to share.

Purrs and paw-pats, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

p.s. These photos have the bonus feature of displaying lots of toes for those of you who like that kind of thing!