Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Wordy Wednesday.

Ever since Eric left I have been slowly losing weight. No obvious cause had shown up and it was put down to me missing my brother and also to getting older.
A few months ago I started to lose weight more quickly so mum and dad took me back to the vet and I had my blood stolen. The results all looked good apart from thyroid which was in the higher end of normal. The vet advised no treatment at that stage but to keep an eye on my weight. Mum weighs me once a week. Until about 18 months ago I was around 14 pounds. I have always been much smaller than Eric.
Two weeks ago when mum weighed me I had dropped 1.2 pounds in a week and now weigh 11.2 pounds. I was taken back to the vet and had my throat shaved and more blood stolen. This time the T4 was definitely raised. Mum and dad were told of the alternatives for my treatment and decided on pills which I will be on for the rest of my life. I have now been on them for a week and we think it will probably be another week or so before there is any noticeable difference.
Mum is surprised at how good I am to take them which she is thankful for as they are slow release and can't be crushed. I don't fight against them, but I don't like to swallow them but do before too long. I go back after 3 weeks of taking them to have another blood test to see if the dosage needs adjusting.When mum did my weekly weigh I hadn't lost any more weight so that is good.
Mum has been using all the photos that don't show my weight loss and also I have a very thick coat which hides a lot, but in the photo below you can see a definite change in my shape and you can feel every vertebrae when my back is stroked.

Hopefully we will get good results with the pills so I can continue with a long and happy life.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Mancat Monday - Chasing Grasshoppers.

The grasshoppers have grown big and fat and it is great fun to catch and nom them. If the video won't play, watch it here

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Easy Like Sunday.


Friday, August 29, 2014

Eric's Day Flashback.

Before we have our flashback, I would like to remind everybody to visit Sparkle's Memorial Service and commentathon.

This week our flashback comes from February 2008 and was originally an Easy Like Sunday.

This is a small pony stable but there is no-one living in it at the moment. Dad brings over some hay and straw from the big barn and puts it here ready for when the horses need it. there is a skylight in the roof that lets the sun shine in, so it is a good place to take it easy on Sundays and every other day of the week.

Sometimes when we are sitting here we can hear a mousie in the straw so we have to watch and listen. We can't usually get them because the straw is on pallets, and the mousies go under the pallets where we can't get at them. If we sit very quiet and patient, sometimes they come out because they don't know we are still there. Then POW!!! we get them. hehe

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Tail and Toesies Tuesday.

Every self respecting cat needs a glass to rest their tail on.
You may tickle gently, but a massage would be better.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Easy Like Sunday.

What's better than rolling in the dirt?

Rolling in a nice warm concrete gutter of course.
That felt good.

Friday, August 22, 2014

In Memory of Sparkle and Eric's Day Flashback.

 Before the Flashback I would like to pay my respects to Sparkle and her family. It was with great sadness that we heard a few days ago that Sparkle was very ill, then to see on her blog that she was going to the vet and may not come home again caused greater sadness, and we all hoped against hope that there might be some treatment which would help her. Alas it was not to be.
Sparkle through her human Janiss did so much for helping cats and humans alike with her advice and spreading the word to help get kitties to their Forever Homes.
She was very generous with her donations and fund raisers. We have truly lost a great friend, but she and her good works will live on in our hearts.

This week the Friday Flashback comes from February 2008 and I have joined Eric......
Just Mooching Around.
We have had good sunny weather for the last week and a half, so we are going outdoors as much as possible.

There are lots of interesting smells to check out like bunnies, badgers and foxes.The vishus deer don't usually come up into this field, but we'll have a good sniff around just to make sure.

Then sometimes we just sit in the grass and enjoy the fresh air.

Mooching around doing nothing in particular is fun.

Then it's time to go back to eat.