Thursday, July 13, 2017

Marvelous Marvs

Time passes so quickly. It's hard to believe Marvin's two year gotcha-day is fast approaching. There were so many times with him where I didn't think he would live, but now he seems stable and going strong! He's also got some surprises tucked away in his furs.

All year round, even on the hot days of July, Marvin prefers to sprawl on his heating pad with no cushion. The heat must feel good on his old bones.

And then the other day he did something that completely shocked me! He was actually using the super soft, squishy bed! 

Oh Marvin, you are a joy and delight all tucked into a tiny chocolate kitty package. What a lovely gift you are. Remember what Marvin looked like before he was trapped? So glad he's inside and loved now, the way all kitties are meant to be.

In other news, I recently had the joy of visiting my happy place - Isle Royale National Park, in Michigan. My favorite place on the planet.

My heart is restored now.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Marvin's home!

I got the call from the vet this morning saying Marvin was eating better and was back to his usual grumpy self, a sign he's ready to return home! He's such a funny one, at home he's lovey and sweet, but at the vet he has a reputation for being demanding, obnoxious, and very vocal! His chart has been flagged for staff to be extra careful.

Now, Marvin's back home and eating!

The Marvinator - ready for some cuddle action

When he went to the vet he wasn't feeling good and wanted nothing to do with cuddles.

I'm grateful to have Marvs home and healthy again. He seems quite happy to be home too.
Thank you everyone for your purrs and prayers.  Go Marvin!

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Marvin update (two)

Some good news! I received a message from the vet this morning (Tuesday), Marvin is doing better. He's able to regulate his body temperature now and was eating a bit more.

We decided to give him another 24-hours of hospital care so he could get lots more fluids.

When I visited him this evening, the vet tech said he was doing better, eating about half the food they were giving him. He seemed more perky than last night, which is a good sign. Current plan is to check in with vet first thing Wednesday morning and hopefully bring him home before work. 

Meanwhile, in Marvin's absence, the other kitties are re-occupying the upstairs! They all slept with me last night, even Rose was nearby. What a delight to get to share the bed with them again.

They all miss their upstairs territory, which they had access to before Marvin came on the scene. It's sad they can't share the space with Marvin (he's very territorial). 
Theo so loves the spot on top of the cat tree!

Thanks everyone for your prayers and purrs!