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Princess Twinkle Toes is no more.

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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.)

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Old cats

Oct. 16th, 2013 04:56 pm
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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.

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Cat report

Jun. 11th, 2013 06:13 am
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Life is good for the kitties of Sector 7.

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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.

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Last Monday I took Princess to the vet (along with Cally for her monthly Cartophen shot, sigh) because I was getting concerned about her weight loss and some particularly nasty self-inflicted wounds.

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I'm way overdue for a cat health report, but I'm inspired by this morning's trip to the vet to try and get it all down. Warning: Contains a lot of wee and poo. This is mainly a record for me rather than an exercise in deliberate sharing.

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We’ve had the current complement of cats for nearly two weeks now, so I thought I’d attempt a state of the cat nation post. Unfortunately we haven’t managed to get photos of everything I’d like to talk about, but we’ll keep trying. This post is about the new cat relationships in the house. Health and sanitation updates are somewhat less fun and will come later.

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It's that time of year here at Sector 7: annual flu shots for everyone shorter than me. Since all three candidates are getting on a bit, it's also a chance for a spot of maintenance. Cats love it when you change their spark plugs.

[Please note that I am in no mood at all to organise any more information today, so this will be a bit obfuscated.]

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Have just returned from the annual x3 cat vet visit for flu shots and worming. Yes, worming only lasts for 3 months but I've been doing it this way for a lot of years and appear to be getting away with it. Also had everyone's claws trimmed at once by the professionals, to varying degrees of complaint.

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Some recent cat pictures showing all three in Winter positions.

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Sometimes all three cats manage to distribute themselves about my prone flesh in order to steal my vital essence. In this picture I am the anonymous brown lump, most firmly tethered and weighed down by three little furry vampires. They *really* don't want me to move.

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Took Princess into the vet this morning to review her prednisone schedule (one per week being marginal at best) and trim the rest of her claws that Husband and I couldn't manage. A few days ago she broke her skin and ripped out large chunks of fur in very short order, so we had to act quickly. Read more... )

Princess

Jun. 23rd, 2011 11:14 pm
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Princess has been on one dose (5mg?) of steroids a week for a month or so now. Read more... )
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Strictly speaking since it's now after midnight, it's Yesterday This Morning, but it doesn't quite have the same ring of confidence about it. This be a rambly post-drug post: beware.

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How to medicate my cats. How do you do yours?

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