I recently sorted through a bunch of old pictures and came across these of Max, the kitty who introduced me to the amazing world of cats. He was one of a kind. These photos would be from sometime between 2005-2009.
I loved how his white whiskers framed his face so beautifully!
Max forever lives in my heart and I'm so grateful for his love.
Took five cats into the vet on Saturday. We take many at once because the vet gives a bulk discount.
Lasers on maximum!
Three went in for annual service (Willow, Nahum, and Theo), Marvin was for follow-up regarding his worsening asthma, and Buddy was for thyroid check-up. The good news is that everyone is doing well! Nahum and Willow continue to be pillars of health. Theo checks out all good, his thyroid medication continues to do the trick. Buddy is doing fantastic for a 17 year old kitty, which is awesome considering this past fall, I was thinking he wouldn't make it to the new year. He even gained a little weight. We adjusted his meds (increased Pepcid to morning and night and upped his methimazole to 5mg morning and night. Both of those things made a big difference, he's no longer horking, looks and acts like he feels really good. I'm quite happy about that.
Marvin, waiting patiently for his exam
Marvin got a steroid shot, which should help with his asthma since he's so resistant to taking his steroid in other ways. I talked with the vet about administering the steroid via a nebulizer chamber and she was supportive of that idea, she didn't think the steroid getting in the eyes and other parts would be a problem. So, I'll get busy on constructing a chamber for him, meanwhile the shot he received should be good for 2-4 weeks, so that gives me some time.
For the past few months, Sunday is my migraine day. But thankfully this weekend, it came on Saturday. So that meant I was healthy enough to finally get to some yard work on Sunday! Pierre kept me company.
I hope you don't grow tired of me marveling over Marvin. I suppose some day, having a cat at work with me will be normal, but until then, you'll need to bear with me as I gush with gratitude and joy!! Each day I get with Marvin is a precious gift!
First, a quick look back at Marvin's history. He had been abandoned and was scrounging food where he could get it. Poor thing was skin and bones - he had loose and rotten teeth and thus a lot of pain. Some nice people put food out for him and emailed me asking if I could help him.
July 23, 2015
The next day he went right into my trap like a good boy.
July 24, 2015
Then came getting him lots of medical care, food, and love. And now, he's still got chronic problems, which will shorten his lifespan, so I'm soaking up everyday I get with this guy.
Here are a few scenes from a recent hard days work...
Marvin maybe little in stature, but he's got a big heart and unlimited loves to offer!
Enjoy this moment - it's a unique gift that's just for you!
Spend a few hours at my house and I bet you'll hear that statement a few times.
When you think about it, it's really a silly thing to say. Might as well say, "Wow! The sun came up again this morning!!" or "Yea, I think I'll breathe some air today!" or "Does Theo want dinner?!" Pure silliness. Willow can't help being cute, it's just who she is.
So... Here's more of precious Willow being Willow...