sherpa18: yobbery: This one......just got out of the hospital this afternoon. When I woke up yesterday morning was vomiting and had uncontrollable dia..diah..diar...squirts. Formal diagnosis was Impaction along with "Dietary Indiscretion." I think he may have gotten into some chicken grease. It was pretty scary, but they got things moving and he's doing well now. He's upstairs passed out on the couch. They said he was pretty stressed being there and I suspect he hasn't slept since yesterday morning.Ack! Glad he's doing better! Good reminder that despite their reputation as "picky eaters", some cats are garbage disposals./ trust me, i know, i live with the bottomless pit, aka the white boy// just out of curiosity, can one be "impacted" while suffering the squirts?[i415.photobucket.com image 500x352]
The Ice Queen: tigerose: The Ice Queen: Ok, now on a happier note, Andi went back to the vet's yesterday. She has finally, FINALLY, broken the 2# mark. She's still under weight but catching up. She gained over 1# just in 3 weeks. They said she could take a long time to get to where she needs to be, if she gets there at all, but its progress. They were playing with her fat little belly and she kept running off of the exam table to the adjacent counter to try and get the treats. I think I should have named herProbably saying "FEED ME"[i1210.photobucket.com image 850x637]Looks like Maine Coon to me. They can take up to 2 yrs to be fully mature. And they can get into the 20+ lb range...biiiig kittehs!Oops, meant to finish the last sentence as named her the black hole. She's like a bottomless food pitOh I hope not a Maine Coon, I already have 2 of them. One is full adult and finished growing at 15#, the other is still under a year and is at least that much. I don't think I could handle 3 of them!
Savarose: I know there's lots of sad this Caturday (and my heart is so broken for one in particular), so let me share my happy, in the hopes of putting smiles on some faces.I am part of an online group known as Imagine Home, which allows kitties in one state to be adopted by someone far away. This weekend I will pick up a very pretty kitty named Jade in my part of Ohio (she's coming from Staten Island), and drive her to Elyria, about an hour and a half away, where she will continue with someone else on her journey to her new home in Rock Island, IL.It's my first transport, I am so excited to be part of such an awesome event. You know you're a crazy cat person when your idea of a fun Saturday night is helping to get a kitty you don't know to his new home, with no compensation other than the happiness of the new owner. Can't wait!
yobbery: ...just got out of the hospital this afternoon. When I woke up yesterday morning was vomiting and had uncontrollable dia..diah..diar...squirts. Formal diagnosis was Impaction along with "Dietary Indiscretion." I think he may have gotten into some chicken grease
OlderGuy: John Buck 41: Flickr is down for maintenance til 1am so your regularly scheduled Thursday night 'cat in wheatfield-Caturday? Yay!' pic is ppd. TFN.Never mind. A GIS found it.[farm6.staticflickr.com image 640x284]Like seeing that pic.. means more family is here...
OlderGuy: The Ice Queen: Word of warning, this is going to be a very sad Caturday :(I know.. :o(
lilyspad: [i.imgur.com image 300x299]
sherpa18: The Ice Queen: Word of warning, this is going to be a very sad Caturday :(OlderGuy: I know.. :o(yobbery: This.Bathia_Mapes: Indeed.I agree, and respectfully request that everyone please let the person break the news in their own way when they are ready to do so.
DoomsDayAardvark: As many of you are already aware, I have some very sad news to relate this week, but I'll relate the story for everyone.Tuesday evening, my sweet little Kay began to yowl in pain, and then vomit. He did this twice before he decided to go to his hidey-spot under the basement steps. After a little while, he came out, looking like he didn't feel very good. I was lying on the basement floor with him for a little while, when he yowled and vomited again. At that point, I decided it was time to take him to the vet, but since it was after 10, his regular vet was closed. Fortunately, I live quite close to a 24-hour emergency vet clinic. He was admitted almost instantly.They did some x-rays, and some other tests, and couldn't find anything definitive. They gave him some anti-nausea medication, but it did nothing for him, so they decided they should keep him overnight for pain medication and observation. I got home around 2 in the morning without him. I snapped this pic as I said good night to him.[i445.photobucket.com image 480x640]/side note...This woman is a saintWednesday morning, I was awakened by a call from the emergency vet saying that Kay had taken a turn for the worse, and that I should come see him. He hung on just long enough for me to get there, and have about 10 minutes to say goodbye. I held his paw as he took his last breath and drifted away.[i445.photobucket.com image 640x480]I spent much of the rest of the day sobbing.For a long time, I've used writing as a coping technique. I prepared this obituary for Kay to help myself through it. (Don't everybody click that link at once -- my host probably can't take a farking). It helped, but it still hurts.Many of you have already written kind words on Facebook and in emails. I cannot thank you all enough for the love and support you've shown me in the last few days. There are so many of you that to try to list you all individually is doomed to failure -- the list of who hasn't expresse ...
lilyspad: [i.imgur.com image 640x480]unless that guy is only 3 ft. tall....that is one big-ass dog!!!!
The Ice Queen: So here is my sad, sucky CaturdayMy uncle apparently has cancer and it pretty much shows up in his stomach, lungs, liver, and esophagus. Had some biopsies done so they could a) have definte Dx of cancer and b) see if they can figure out the origin tumor and type to know how to treat. Well, surgeon's office apparently said that the biopsies were negative. His MD didn't think it sounded right so was able to track down the actual path report. Um, yeah, weren't negative, the surgeon got crappy samples and the path lab had nothing to work with. Think there is a definite difference between negative and poor sample to test. So he has to go through that portion all over again. Nice huh :(
DoomsDayAardvark: The Ice Queen: So here is my sad, sucky CaturdayMy uncle apparently has cancer and it pretty much shows up in his stomach, lungs, liver, and esophagus. Had some biopsies done so they could a) have definte Dx of cancer and b) see if they can figure out the origin tumor and type to know how to treat. Well, surgeon's office apparently said that the biopsies were negative. His MD didn't think it sounded right so was able to track down the actual path report. Um, yeah, weren't negative, the surgeon got crappy samples and the path lab had nothing to work with. Think there is a definite difference between negative and poor sample to test. So he has to go through that portion all over again. Nice huh :(Oh my God, that's awful. Sounds like somebody needs to go to work with a clue-by-four over there.
tigerose: Gots to share a happie! We go to the local Winking Lizard every Thursday..its burger night...anyway, our waitperson..C...is going to adopt a cat she had been fostering..she also works for the APL..this kitteh had front legs that are too short to walk with, so she hops like a bunny..over big baby gates!!and she is a bit of a bully. C says she beats the dogs up ewth her front paws, which evidently are quite good for grabbing..I suspected she would not be able to let this one go?so, I haz a happie.Here's to you C..you totally rock!
OlderGuy: vudutek: Last week, the Mrs. had a nasty back spasm just as she was sitting down at her desk. Glass of water went sideways. Result: In true Fark comedy tradition, I had to order her a new monitor and keyboard. Secondary result: I was without monitor until Tuesday night. Tertiary result: I still have five pages to catch up from last Caturday!If you spill liquid on items, pull the plug quickly.. no power, no damage.. let 'em dry good.. may be ok.... if you let the smoke escape, pretty much done.. can't put it back.....
The Ice Queen: I never realized Kay was a Cozy Cat Kitty (that's the shelter I volunteer and foster for).The obit was very beautiful.....
sharbear: Yippity Skippity Happy Caturday all!OlderGuy I bet the house will look nice, have you found Trip yet?IceQueen I got the sad email, too. I'd like to donate some funds to help Kays owner offset the bill they have. Any suggestions on how to do that?DoomsDay ArdvarkYou have my deepest sympathies. My heart goes out to your family. Please let us know if we can help off-set the bill, it would be my pleasure in helping take a little of the pain away with the rainbow crossing. Much hugs. xoxtigeroseHave a safe trip! I'm excited for you, and that is just the thing I'd love to do on a Satuday night, drive a kitteh to a new home, bless your heart.John Buck 41- Your picture is something I look for along with BerthaMapes badge, it's just the right way to start things off.I thought it was John Buck 29 and holding! lol P.S. Sherpa did a great job on the site this week, thumbs up!
DoomsDayAardvark: As many of you are already aware, I have some very sad news to relate this week
DoomsDayAardvark: As many of you are already aware, I have some very sad news to relate this week, but I'll relate the story for everyone.
DoomsDayAardvark: my sweet little Kay
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