Saturday, August 12, 2017

So-So

Here I am, hanging in there.  Haven't been feeling too well.  I have good days and bad days.  We know I have arthritis, but there's something else going on that we're not clear on yet.  Hope to find out next week when I have an ultrasound.  Possibly something going on with my liver.

So I've become a real lazy bum.  Mom is taking really good care of me.  Feeding me a carload of supplements with every meal, giving me pain meds when I need them, assisting me as I need it with mobility.  And I sleep a lot.  On top of mom a lot of the time.

I'm also present to what's happening with me and with mom.  I'm eating and drinking and using my box regularly.  I wag my tail frequently.  I'm doing the best I can.  I'm an old cat now.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Almost Out of the Woods

Hey there, I'm still here.  Better living through xrays and chemistry.

I've been suffering with arthritis in my spine for who knows how long, as shown on yesterday's xray.  You know us cats, we're stoics, we never let on that we're hurting until we've got one foot in the grave.

Dr. Kris gave me a steroid shot yesterday that should last for two weeks. And several cans of Urgent Care food that I've been gobbling up since we got home yesterday...because I'd nearly stopped eating and let my weight get down too low.

So I seem to be on the mend, barring something at this point unforeseen in my recovery.

We're hoping the one shot will get me over the hump with pain management and getting my food intake back on track.  If that doesn't do it, we'll talk about longer term solutions.

Anyhow, glad to be back with y'all.  Purrs and meows!

Sunday, July 30, 2017

In the Woods

This is me, mere moments ago.  I'm sad to report that I haven't been well this week.  I was my robust, sassy self just last Sunday, then Monday I began to sink, as it were, physically.  Mom had me to the vet on Wednesday, I got a long-term antibiotic shot, it took three days for me to show some signs of improvement, which was yesterday, then today I'm feeling really punk again.  So we'll go back to the vet tomorrow for an x-ray.  The only thing the vet could determine last week, based on my blood test, was that I might have an infection somewhere internally.  Hence, the antibiotic.  But there could be something else going on.

Mom's beside herself.  She keeps assuring me I don't have to try to take care of her, too, along with just trying to keep myself together.  We both fear that my time might be short. 

Pray for us both, will you?  Thanks, dear readers.  I love you.  Beeg

Sunday, July 23, 2017

All Tucked In

I like it like this, sitting on mom's lap, all tucked into a little ball of cat fur.  One of my preferred modes of resting.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

In the Dog House

This is me relaxing on mom's painting table a few days ago.

Last night I climbed onto the very same table while mom was painting.  I stepped on wet paint on her palette, then walked on a finished painting!  Mom wasn't happy about that at all, needless to say.  And I momentarily wound up in the dog house.

Crafty mom, though, was able to carefully cover over my paw print.  And then she humbly apologized for yelling at me.

Then she said, "It's only a painting.  You, my love, are forever."

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Saturday, June 24, 2017

The Sweet Spot

Sharing a dish of Almond Dream with mom the other night.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Sleep

This is me on mom's chest while we were in bed together, one night recently.  I sleep in that spot frequently, although I'm always alert enough to scoot off when she turns over onto her side.

P.S. Mom snores lightly when she sleeps on her back.  Don't let her know I told you!

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Is It Summer Yet??

We may be ten days away from the summer solstice...but it snowed this weekend in the mountains not far from here (relatively speaking).  Will this rainy season ever stop?  We'll just have to wait and see.

Meanwhile, mom and I are camped out at home, having ourselves a bit of a stay-cation.  Which means mom doesn't have anywhere she needs to be for a couple weeks, so mostly we're home together and I get to watch her make art.

See you again, before the solstice. 

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Another Day, Another Nap

Who would I be without my requisite 18 hours of sleep a day?  I'll take every opportunity I can to get some shut-eye.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Feather Guy

I love feathers, they're my fave thing to play with.

Occasionally mom goes down to Miranda's Rescue and picks up parrot feathers from behind the big bird cages.  Then she doles them out to me to play with.

I love my mom!

Sunday, May 21, 2017

True Confessions

Just hanging out, waiting for the sun to come out today. 

I have a confession ~ see where my tail meets my bum?  I chew the hair off my tail there.  This is the latest (although I've been doing it for months now) iteration of my lifelong allergic dermatitis.  I used to bite my skin in various places on my belly, breaking the skin and causing hot spots.  At least I don't do that any more.  Now I just defoliate certain areas of my more-private parts. 

Mom gave me two different homeopathic remedies, but neither worked to stop me.  Now I've been on Omega Fish Oil for a couple months, which is good for my general health anyway, but I still haven't stopped my hair-chewing habit.

Mom used to be pretty worried about me doing this, and she still chides me sometimes.  But I'm in fine health overall.  So, it's just what it is.  Maybe I'll grow out of it.  I've still got a few years left in me.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Aging Kitty

This is me on mom's office chair.  Duh, it just recently dawned on me that not only can I sit in her chair when she's not sitting in it, but that I can use the chair to get up onto the table instead of having to jump straight up to the table.  An aging cat needs to figure out ways to make life easier on himself.

So, today is my 14th birthday.  That's 98 human years.  This last 13 cat years, since mom rescued me, have sure gone quickly.  I'll most likely be gone before another five years has elapsed.  So all of our time together, especially now and in the coming days/years, is and will be really special.  And kind of bittersweet at the same time.

Life goes by quickly.  Make sure you're happy and contented, and that you enjoy every day to the fullest.  Even if that means just hanging out around the house with your beloved human.

Sunday, May 7, 2017

It's All Inside

Prime view of the interior of my mouth...just in case you've been wondering what's in there.  I have a multi-colored palate, a pink tongue, and good teeth.

Monday, May 1, 2017

I almost forgot...

...to post this week.  But mom turned on her computer this morning just so I could post.  I'm committed to posting regularly now, and I hate to go back on my word.  My word is all I've got.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Mug Shot

My mug, April 18, 2017

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Fit as a Fiddle

I saw my new vet last week, Dr. Chris.  Same place I've been going to for several years.  Dr. Chris used to work here, but now he owns the practice.  Glad he's young -- well, younger than mom and me, anyway -- because he can be my forever vet.

Anyway, he gave me a clean bill of health.  I'm fit as a fiddle, he says.  And I now weigh less than I did when mom rescued me in 2004...which is a good thing as I'm an older kitty now.  And we need to watch our weight as we age and become more sedentary.

Happy Easter, if you celebrate.  Happy Sunday otherwise.  We're experiencing the front edge of a rainstorm as I dictate this.  It's windy with intermittent showers at the moment.  Mom and I are going to go take a nap on the couch.

Sunday, April 9, 2017

In Your Face

Here I am this Sunday morning, up close and personal.  Image tweaked by Prisma (app on mom's phone).

What's new with you guys?  Not much new in our neck o' the woods.  But mom thought perhaps I'd like to post once a week at the same time she posts on her blog.  So this could be the start of something new.

I have a vet appointment for this week, my regular annual checkup.  I know I've taken off the last pound or two of weight that I'd put on when we first moved to Fortuna.  So that's a good thing.  I'm back to my svelte self again.  And I've been feeling happy and contented, and have been my usual perky, playful self.  So I expect a good report from the doc.

Have a great week, catfans!  Hugs from Beeg

Monday, April 3, 2017

Okay, Okay

I had an email last night from Auntie Jan, poking me, reminding me that it's actually spring now and time for me to emerge from hibernation.  Okay, Auntie, I got the message...here I am. 

It might be spring officially, and we're having nicer days overall, but the rain isn't over yet for the year...there's more in the forecast for later this week.

There's not much to say except Hello!  I might need frequent nudges to post this year.  In my older age, I've pert near run out of things to say.

Have a wonderful April!