stephbg: I made this! (cat herder)

I haven't been doing much at all in the way of long form blogging here, but over on Facebook the perilous adventures of TribbleJ are well documented. After he broke two (more) glasses in less than 24 hours over new year's eve I was a broken woman and conceded that maybe one day he might have to go back to the Cat Haven from whence he sprang. It's too much to recreate all of the fun and games here, but I wanted to cobble together some of my notes on where we are and where we might go.

Read more... )
stephbg: I made this! (cat herder)

It's just before 2am and I'm back from my first emergency vet visit.

Read more... )

Just a day

Jul. 10th, 2014 09:56 pm
stephbg: I made this! (cat herder)

Just stuff. Apologies for the Stephen Moffat style non-linear nature of the narrative.

Read more... )
stephbg: I made this! (cat herder)

On Friday 13th of June on the day of the full moon I went to Cat Haven and chose a kitten to become part of our family here at Sector 7. We are now a complete cat home again with the maximum number of three kitties as allowed by law. I am a crazy cat lady once more.

Read more... )
stephbg: I made this! (cat herder)

A few days after my last post about Cally, and as she came down after her latest dose of Tramal, it became clear that her time had come. The signs were many, but in essence she was going to be back in pain and discomfort for at least another couple of days before I could give her more pain relief. And the nature of that pain relief was making her treatment look more and more like the jerking of a puppet. Her eyes said no more. Her whiskers said no more. It was time.

Read more... )
stephbg: I made this! (cat herder)

Cally's final appointment made with Dr Laura tomorrow at 10:15am. Second of its type in under a month. Third in under 18 months. Fuck. Thanks everyone for your kind words over on FB.

Cally herself has made the timing of the decision relatively easy - she's had enough. I'm a wreck, even more so than for the others. She's been a huge part of my life for 20 years, and I've always been her one and only human. 20 years! I've spent more time with her than with any person, Husband included. She's drawn significantly more of my blood than Husband has too. People started telling me to prepare for her loss seven years ago when she was a mere 14. Suddenly I find I'm not prepared at all.

stephbg: I made this! (cat herder)

Although Princess dominated the cat medical news for a while, my attention was never off my eldest cat and old friend Cally. At 21 she is kept going by veterinary magic and a stubborn personality, but the nature of her end is starting to become clear. This is another "organise my thoughts" post. Blogging is handy for this sort of thing.

Read more... )
stephbg: I made this! (cat herder)

Princess Twinkle Toes is no more.

Read more... )
stephbg: I made this! (cat herder)

I've been wanting to write this post for at least a couple of weeks, to help me put my thoughts in order and make a decision about Princess' future. A couple of days ago something changed to make that decision easier, but I'd still like to talk this through. (TW I suppose – talking about the pending death of a pet.)

Read more... )
stephbg: I made this! (cat herder)

Had a good day today.

Read more... )

stephbg: I made this! (cat herder)

I appear to be awake at an unsociable hour and have a backlog of things I'd hoped to post about. This will no doubt be more than a little disorganised and rambly, so no change then.

Read more... )
stephbg: I made this! (cat herder)

First the good news: for the last week I can definitely confirm that Princess' pee has not had any visible blood in it. And in other good news, today we caught the aforementioned substance on one of the puppy housetraining absorbent pads we put out near one of the litter tray stations.

Read more... )
stephbg: I made this! (cat herder)

Last week Boris Giles went to the vet for his first annual checkup and vaccinations. A couple of weeks ago Princess went to the vet on a semi-emergency visit and was back again today, but we at least caught her pre-emergency.

Read more... )
stephbg: I made this! (cat herder)

With all the trouble we've been having with Princess' poo, 'twas her pee that sent us to the vet in a hurry this afternoon.

Read more... )
stephbg: I made this! (cat herder)

I haven't blogged much this year, and indeed have failed to blog many non-trivial things at all (part 2 of our Dunsborough anniversary trip being but one case in point). This is actually informative, because it reflects a year of poor health, even by my standards. Actually my poor health is one of the few things I did document even remotely properly, because of the amount of information I needed to track. This does not please me.

Read more... )
stephbg: I made this! (cat herder)

This is a frivolous post. I have not assigned spoons for this, nor is it anywhere in my various lists of priorities. My lists of priority tasks are long; my spoons are short. I can't really afford this. But sometimes you just have to kick over the traces and do whatever you damn want to. So I'm going to ramble for a bit.

tl;dr I ramble for quite a bit.

Read more... )

Old cats

Oct. 16th, 2013 04:56 pm
stephbg: I made this! (cat herder)

Because Cally and Princess are Cat Haven rescue moggies their exact dates of birth are a bit of a guess a few months each way, but about now I'm upping their ages from "y and a half" to "pushing y+1". Thus my two eldest are now the ripe old ages of Pushing 21 and Pushing 17 respectively. There's something to be said for hybrid vigour.

Read more... )
stephbg: I made this! (cat herder)

I was wondering why I was so attractive to my cats – I never seem to be without at least one physically attached to me at any one point, and I'll often score all four of them on the bed with me during the day.

Read more... )

Cat report

Jun. 11th, 2013 06:13 am
stephbg: I made this! (cat herder)

Life is good for the kitties of Sector 7.

Read more... )
stephbg: I made this! (cat herder)

Sometimes it feels like all I do is look after (and indeed blog about) the cats. There are worse things to spend my time on, but sometimes it gets complicated. Herein I record Buffy's spey and Boris Giles' sundry bacteria, with end notes on Cally's arthritis and Princess' thyroid.

Read more... )

Profile

stephbg: I made this! (Default)
stephbg

June 2017

S M T W T F S
    123
45678910
11121314151617
1819202122 2324
252627282930 

Syndicate

RSS Atom

Most Popular Tags

Style Credit

Expand Cut Tags

No cut tags
Page generated Jul. 20th, 2017 12:45 pm
Powered by Dreamwidth Studios