Veterinarian

PTU POOPER STRIKES AGAIN 💩

Wordlessy Wednesday

Sawyer needed to visit the vet to have his phenobarbital prescription renewed. He never makes a peep to and from or while there. Unfortunately, he likes to leave a gift in the PTU. Things were proceeding nicely until we were one block from the vet office. I won’t gross you out with the details. Suffice it to say, the poop totally missed the pee pad.

 

PTU pooper: Collage with a grey tabby Manx cat in vet office with vet and vet tech and alone sitting on the exam table.

 

Sawyer met Dr. McBane for the first time and behaved purrfectly for her and vet tech, Kendall. Other than his seizure disorder, Sawyer is in excellent health. We discussed medication changes to see if we could extend the time between seizures, which is now every week to ten days. Currently, we will not be making any changes, as we don’t want him to spend his life in a stupor.

Though I have shared a few words with you, Sawyer will be joining the Wordless Wednesday blog hop at Comedy Plus. If you would like to join in the fun, click on the WW badge.

Looking Back

As I was only a little wordy today, I do have a Looking Back post for you. It is from January 5, 2013. It is titled, “Fiona Gets Special Treatment,” and features her as well as two other angels, sisters Thelma and Louise. To visit, click on the title. A word of warning, I do have a mini-rant at the beginning of the post about college football bowl games. 

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If you do subscribe but have not been getting our post notifications, can you please let me know in the comments. Dad Tom has not been getting them, and I know of at least one other person who has not as well. I changed one of the parameters on the plug-in with the hopes of solving the problem. If it didn’t, I will rollback to a previous version.

Thanks for visiting us today. We look forward to seeing you again tomorrow.

 

 

THE VET & AMOROUS PRAIRIE DOGS

Thankful Thursday

Lisbeth and I have the first of the thankfuls this week. We visited our vet, Dr. Kaitlyn McBane, on Monday. I know Lisbeth was not thankful about going to see Dr. McBane. She let me know at full voice all the way there.

 

Tuxedo cat at the vet's office with veterinarian.

 

My first thankful is that our wonderful (but retired) vet, Dr. Kathie Neel, recommended Dr. McBane. She is so kind, friendly and knowledgeable and treats Kitties Blue with such care.

Our second thankful is that all of Lisbeth’s bloodwork was normal. I took her to see Dr. McBane with the fear she might have diabetes or hypothyroidism due to the condition of her fur and skin. Lisbeth gets probiotics, but we will be switching her to Omega 3s and a topical foam in a hope to clear up the problems.

The next thankful comes from Sawyer and me as well. We both appreciate each and everyone of you who continue to pray for him and wish him well. I don’t always mention when he has a seizure. They happen with regularity and it takes him longer to recover each time. He is so precious to us, and I wish we could do more for him.

As the kitties and I tell you often, we totally appreciate your support, following and friendship.

Thankful Thursday is a blog hop hosted by Angel Brian, and we so appreciate that he continues to host this hop from the Rainbow Bridge. To participate in the hop, click on the Thankful badge.

Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

The Two Spoiled Cats, Teddy and Angel Sammy, provided us with an adorable photo of prairie dogs to serve as this week’s inspiration for a poem.

 

hugging and kissing prairie dogs

 

Amorous Prairie Dogs

Come here snookums and give me a kiss.
Hug me with your tiny paws…pure bliss!
Please don’t my amorousness dismiss.

We can retire to our coterie
where I can woo you with poetry,
as I have a huge vocabulary.

We’ll spend our one hour for this year
getting very close together, my dear,
before our mating window should disappear.

© Janet Buickerood Blue – 1/10/2024

Each week Angel Sammy transmits his poem from the Rainbow Bridge to Teddy for publication. In our opinion, Sammy is an incredible poet, and he always writes a memorable poem. Please stop over to Two Spoiled Cats, by clicking on the poetry badge, to check out Sammy’s poem and get the photo for next week’s challenge.

Thanks for joining us today. We plan to be right back here tomorrow. So, we’ll hope to see you again then.

 

 

 

C.J.’S VET VISIT & A POEM OF LOVE

Thankful Thursday

Each Thursday, the kitties and I like to share things for which we are thankful. Voicing gratitude is important in order to keep a positive outlook on life.

This week I am thankful that our wonderful vet, Dr. Neel, recommended Dr. McBane as her replacement. Calista Jo and I had an appointment with her yesterday. She is thorough, friendly and kind, and I really like her. Unfortunately C.J. was not pleased with being in the PTU or traveling in the car. I was nearly deaf from all the meyowling and caterwauling there and back.

She was mostly well behaved while we were in the exam room, as she did a lot of self-soothing purring.

Calista Jo may have eosinophilic granuloma. She received an antibiotic injection and will be on steroids for the next three weeks.

I got several photos of her while she was quiet. Unfortunately, I cut the tips of her ears off in the best one.

 

C.J. vet visit: Large dilute tortoise shell cat lying on a pick towel.

 

I also am thankful Dad Tom and I were able to attend two concerts this past week. The first featured Cote Deonath, The Ultimate Elvis, which Periwinkle & Stinky shared with you on their adventure. If you missed that, click on the link in the previous sentence. We also attended a wonderful concert by Graham Nash.

As always, Kitties Blue and I appreciate your friendship, support and comments.

Angel Brian hosts the Thankful Thursday blog hop. If you would like to participate in the hop, post on your blog for what you are thankful and then click on the badge below to link up over at Brian’s Home.

 

Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

Each week our dear friends, Teddy and Angel Sammy, (Two Spoiled Cats) share an inspiration photo with the hope that some of their followers will write a poem about it. This week’s photo is totally precious. It looks so much like our Cooper Murphy and Lisbeth; though, we would never find the two of them in a such an embrace.

 

An orange tabby cat and a tuxedo cat embracing with the tuxie cat bathing the tabby.

 

Love’s Embrace

Love is not partial to any gender
or species. It is universal and meant
to be shared. A smile, warm hug, kind word—
each has its place and time; is
appreciated and reciprocated if the
heart is pure, the intention true.

© Janet Buickerood Blue – 11/15/2023

This poem is definitely unfinished, but I have been unable to bring it to a satisfactory conclusion. If I can complete it, I will share it again in a future post.

Each week Angel Sammy transmits his poem from the Rainbow Bridge to Teddy for publication. He is a masterful poet, and his weekly creation is always worth reading. Pop on over to Two Spoiled Cats, by clicking on the poetry badge, to check out Sammy’s poem and get the photo for next week’s challenge.

Thanks for joining us today. The kitties and I will be back tomorrow with some Fill-ins.

 

AUDREY & RALEIGH VISIT VET & HELP WITH FILL-INS

Friendly Fill-Ins

The Friendly Fill-Ins blog hop is hosted each Friday by Ellen (15 And Meowing) and Lorianne (Four-Legged Furballs). They publish the fill-in sentences on their blogs each Thursday. To join the hop, click on the badge at the left.

I did get some help this week from Kitties Blue. To my surprise, the youngsters, Audrey and Raleigh, stepped up. So, here are our fill-ins. We all used teal italics for the completions. Additional information is in parentheses.

1. Raleigh: I find my humans annoying.

2. PAWS of Connecticut is a favorite charity of mine. (As well as many other animal rescues/shelters.)

3. I often have to explain about my neuro-muscular disease to others.

4. Audrey: There’s a lot of deprivation in my life these days. (Raleigh and I had our annual vet visit on Tuesday. Dr. McBane said we are both overweight. That’s probably why Mom and Dad call me Hoover and are limiting my treats.)

Feline Friday

Here are a couple of photos from Raleigh and Audrey’s vet visit. The humans in the photos are Dr. Kaitlyn McBane and vet tech, Monet. They’re the best!

 

 

 

Audrey and Raleigh will be participating in the Feline Friday blog hop hosted by messymimi’s meanderings. If you’d like to do the same, click on the badge below.

 

If you missed our Remember Me Thursday post yesterday, I hope you will check it out by clicking on the link at the end of this post. I normally post at midnight, but due to a glitch with the post, it didn’t come out until around 9 a.m.

I also hope you will join us tomorrow for some Caturday Art.

Thanks for dropping in here today. Kitties Blue and I truly appreciate it.

 

MISTY MAY’S VET RECHECK

Slightly Wordy Wednesday

Mom took me back to see Dr. McBain yesterday. She wanted her to reevaluate my eye ulcer.

 

cat vet recheck: tuxedo cat lying on a paw print mat in the vet's office.

 

Like Mom, Dr. McBain was pleased to see how much better my eye looks. She did a stain on it looking for any injuries, which she couldn’t do last time, as the ulcer was so large. She didn’t see anything. My eye still has a discharge, which means the ulcer has not sealed over yet. So, I am on another 10 days of antibiotic drops. I only need to get them twice per day, so neither Mom nor I have to get up in the middle of the night.

Now Sawyer needs to cooperate. After just one week since his last one, he had a seizure in middle of the night last night. Mom was up with him for two hours. So, she’s still over tired.

So that is my report for today. Thanks for checking in with us.

Purrs and paw-pats, Misty May

Though she was slightly wordy today, Misty May will be joining the Wordless Wednesday blog hop hosted by Sandee at Comedy Plus. You can do the same by clicking on the WW badge.

 

Also, due to wordiness, we are skipping our Looking Back post today. We’ll have one for you next week.

 

VET VISIT AFTERMATH

Feline/Friendship Friday

Raleigh and Audrey had their final, three kitten vaccinations yesterday as well as claw trims. They were perfect patients to and from in the car and at the vet office. The ordeal did, however, wear them out.

 

Vet Visit Aftermath: In a collage two kittens, one buff colored tabby and one black/grey tabby are snuggled together sleeping in a navy blue chair.

 

We had a terrific surprise while at the vet office. Dr. Neel was helping out for the day. Though she’s retired, she comes in when needed. So, she was able to meet the new Kitties Blue, and we had a nice visit.

Raleigh goes back in three weeks for his neuter surgery. Audrey’s surgery has not yet been scheduled.

The kittens are joining the Feline Friday and Friendship Friday blog hops at Comedy Plus and Create With Joy respectively.

 

Friendly Fill-Ins

Three of Kitties Blue and I are joining the Friendly Fill-ins blog hop hosted by Ellen (15 And Meowing) and Lorianne (Four-Legged- Furballs). To do the same, check out either of their blogs on Thursday for the sentences to be filled in. You can join the hop by clicking on their badge.

I was fortunate this week to have Cooper, Kizmet and Sawyer help me with the fill-ins. I couldn’t have completed them by myself. As always, we used teal italics for our fill-ins and any explanatory information is in parentheses.

1. Cooper Murphy: I’m usually mellow and laid back but sometimes I can be a little hissy and snippy at my furblings.

2. Kizmet: A new show (or book or food I like is Hills’s kitten kibble. (I wouldn’t touch it when I was a kitten.)

3. Sawyer: I would like to skip any future seizures and jump right to a normal life.

4. I haven’t been to California to visit friends and family since 2017.

We all hope to see you back here tomorrow for some Caturday Art, which will be a follow-up to our Wordless Wednesday post, “Where’s Kizmet?”

 

 

 

KITTEN REPORT & FILL-INS

Feline/Frienship Friday

Feline/Friendship Friday consists of our kitten report.

They are absolutely the most laid back kitties. Neither made a peep to or from the vet or while we were there yesterday. They had blood drawn for their feline leukemia, AIDS and heart worm tests and are negative for all. Then they each got two injections, second distemper and first feline leukemia.

That all was after the weigh in. Cooper Murphy better watch out! Raleigh gained just shy of two pounds in four weeks. He was 2.56 pounds at his last weigh in and now is 4.5 pounds. He will be ready for his neuter surgery in four weeks.

Little social butterfly, Audrey, currently weighs 3.96 pounds. She gained almost as much as Raleigh. She was 2.24 a month ago.

Here are some photos from their visit.

 

kitten report: collage of six photos of 12-week old tabby kittens -- one orange and one brown.

 

Audrey is getting more orange in her furs, and I think she will turn into a torbie.

The kittens will be participating in the Feline Friday and Friendship Friday blog hops hosted by Comedy Plus and Create With Joy respectively.

Friendly Fill-Ins

As happens most weeks, I needed to get some help with fill-Ins. That help often comes from Sawyer, and it did again today. We both used teal italics for our fill-ins.

1. I collect a variety of items, but most have to do with cats.

2. I recently treated myself to two kittens!

3. I used to get my nails done every few weeks back when I went places (before COVID).

4. Sawyer: Though, I have never turned down treats; I have often refused to eat my noms.

Ellen (15 And Meowing) and Lorianne (Four-Legged Furballs) host the Friendly Fill-Ins blog hop. You can find the incomplete sentences on both blogs each Thursday if you’d like to participate. Click on the Fill-Ins badge to join the hop.

 

THEY’RE BACK!

Feline/Friendship Friday

Your newest feline friends are back today for the Friday blog hops. They had their first vet visit today, and they were totally “chill” about it. They didn’t even make a peep in the car on the way to or from.

 

they're back: tabby no-name kittens are in a collage from the veterinarian's office.:

 

Number 1 (on the left) weighed in at 2.52 pounds, and his sister (on the right) weighed in at 2.24 pounds. They received their distemper vaccine, flea treatment and deworming medication.

They will be receiving a 62″ x 62″ playpen from Chewy within a couple of days.

So, that’s our day three update. I suspect we’ll have another one tomorrow.

The kittens will be joining the Friday blog hops at Comedy Plus and Create With Joy.

 

Friendly Fill-Ins: Week #222

Kitties Blue and I like to participate in Friendly Fill-Ins each Friday. It’s hosted by Ellen (15 And Meowing) and Lorianne (Four-Legged Furballs). If you’d like to participate, you can find the four sentences to be filled in each Thursday on their blogs. Friendly Fill-Ins is a blog hop. To join the hop, click on the badge.

As is often the case, I had to get some help to complete this week’s fill-ins. Stinky agreed to take on #2. We both used teal italics for our fill-ins.

1. I would rather hear nails on a chalkboard than cats fighting.

2. Stinky: The best part of The Adventures of Periwinkle & Stinky is getting to spend the entire day with Periwinkle.

3. I wouldn’t mind if the current heat and humidity permanently disappeared.

4. If I could create one rule that everyone in the world had to follow, it would be to be kind to each other.

Thanks for joining us today. We’ll be back tomorrow with some Caturday Art. You shouldn’t be surprised if it contains kittens!

 

YEARLY ROUNDUP THANKFUL & POETRY

Thankful Thursday: Yearly Roundup

yearly roundup: collage of six cats, veterinarian and vet tech examining cats.

 

Tuesday was an exciting day at the Blue residence. It was the annual roundup. If you’ve followed us for any length of time, you know that our vet comes to the house once a year for the kitties annual exams and vaccinations. Dad Tom managed to get a photo of all the Kitties Blue except Lisbeth. To compensate for her being left out, she is included in the inspiration photo for Thoroughly Poetic Thursday.

Anyhoo, the entire gang, as well as Dad Tom and I are thankful the ordeal is over for another year. We do have a few things to report.

  • Cooper was the least well behaved, which was a total shock. Usually he’s easy going and doesn’t even mind a visit to the vet’s office.
  • Sawyer was the best behaved. He didn’t squirm, hiss or make any other sound. He has an aversion to being held and usually “melts down” quickly. Dr. Neel was especially proud of him as were we.
  • Cooper Murphy’s weight is holding steady at 19 pounds. That’s a lot, but we are delighted he’s not getting any bigger.
  • Misty May’s weight is down to four pounds nine ounces. She was forced to give up some of her blood and has hyperthyroidism, which I suspected. But all of her internal organs are in great shape. We are starting her on meds in the hope that she’ll gain some weight.

Those are the highlights of the roundup. No bandaids were needed—just a lint roller at the end of the visit. Dad Tom and I are super thankful for Dr. Neel (who is officially retired) and our favorite tech, Tomika, for coming to the house again this year. We are truly blessed that Kitties Blue get this special treatment.

Additional Thankful

Kizmet has another thankful. If you read yesterday post, “I Bought My Cat an iPad,” then you already know her thankful. And if you read the post, “Mouse Game Fanatic,” you know she is addicted to the Mouse for Cats game. It had reached a point where neither Dad Tom nor I were able to use our iPads without her crawling all over them and us or trying to knock the iPads out of our hands. So, I went to Ebay and purchased a refurbished one at a super reasonable price. She and the others who enjoy the game (Misty May, Sawyer, Cooper and Calista Jo) can now play all day if they so desire.

Thankful Thursday is a blog hop hosted by Brian. To participate, post on your blog for what you are thankful. Then enter the URL on the badge below in your browser to go to Brian’s blog.

Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

Thursday is also poetry day thanks to Angel Sammy and Teddy from Two Spoiled Cats who provide an inspiration photo. As I have been doing for several weeks, I added one of the Kitties Blue to the photo. Lisbeth is sitting in front of the rocking horse, but she is not the subject of my poem.

 

Two senior citizens: one driving electric wheel chair pulling the other on a rocking horse mounted on a platform. (yearly roundup)

 

Ride ‘Em Urban Cowboy 

When you cannot walk and need to ride
Why not have some fun
With your feline sidekick at your side
Get your trusty steed and toy gun

For a gallop to a cafe or park
Find someone reliable to drive you
Before on your adventure you embark
So you don’t take a tumble and get a boo-boo

Don’t jerk your reins too hard
As your driver may get off course
And you could end in a stranger’s yard
On the ground without your horse

Some may think you’re off your rocker
At your age you deserve to do what you want
So ride ‘em urban cowboy
Without fear of embarrassment

© Janet Buickerood Blue – 04/28/2022

If you’d like to join us in writing poetry, click on the poetry badge to go to Two Spoiled Cats to find next week’s inspiration photo. Please read Angel Sammy’s poem when you visit. You won’t regret it, as he’s a terrific poet.

Thanks for joining us today.

 

CREATING EMOTIONAL WELLBEING

Awww Mondays/Sparks

Today, I am combining my Sparks quote with my photo for Awww Mondays.

 

emotional wellbeing

 

The photo is of Kizmet offering Sawyer her support as he waits in the Sleepypod for his trip to the vet.

The Spark is from Vivek Hallegere Murthy. Murthy is an American physician and former vice admiral in the Public Health Service Commissioned Corps who served as the 19th surgeon general of the United States from 2014 to 2017. He founded the nonprofit Doctors for America in 2008. Murthy co-chaired President-elect Joe Biden’s COVID-19 Advisory Board from November 2020 to January 2021. On December 7, Biden announced Murthy would be his nominee for surgeon general.

Sparks is the creation of Annie from McGuffy’s Reader. Sparks began as a blog hop, created by our friend. Annie stated when she began Sparks,“I believe we are meant to be lights in this world. If we allow our light to shine, we can see where we are going. It is then that we can begin to truly see each other clearly. Together, we can light up the entire world.”

To participate in the Awww Mondays blog hop, click on the badge below.

 

The Adventures of Periwinkle & Stinky

Your favorite, fun-loving tabbies will be sharing another of their adventures tomorrow. Please stop back here to see what the heck they get up to or into. Stinky confided in me that it’s an extra special adventure, and that you won’t want to miss it.