Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Gifts for Me and my Mum.

A while back we won a giveaway from Marjorie Dawson and the Dash Kitten Crew. I should have posted earlier, but as most of you know Flynn has not been doing so well for a while. Thankfully he is going through a better phase at the moment and I have been able to get some photos.
Thank you, Marjorie for the lovely gifts you sent to us.

From Marjorie was a sweet little hand made owl pin and some beautiful bookmarks of the lovely area where she lives.

Also for me was a lovely colouring book from BZTAT which is a lot of fun.

Of course Flynn wasn't left out and his present came from Jana at Colorado Catnip.

Oh nip!

This smells good!!

A ribbon to chew on too, that's even better.

But I have to admit to inhaling.

Time for another chew on the ribbon.

Now I need to sleep off my nip fest.
Thank you Marjorie, Jana and BZTAT for our lovely gifts.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Sunday Selfies.

My mum took me into the field so I could watch the mouse holes and enjoy the sun. I decided to take my selfie while I was there.
You can see more selfies with the Kitties Blue at The Cat on my Head.

Friday, May 27, 2016

Eric's Day Flashback - A Tale of a Tail.

This week the flashback comes from July 2010 and is called:

A Tale of a Tail.
  Flynn: Do you see how my tail and back is all poofed up? We were taking mum for a walk and she was in one field with Eric and I was walking up to the next one. They were coming to catch up with me because she doesn't like us going off on our own. When she came around the corner she saw I was stalking something. Then she saw it! A BLACK INTROODER CAT!!! She called for me to come back because we never see other kitties close up and she didn't know what I would do, but I was gone! I chased him up the field, over the hedge and up the next field. Mum was screaming at me to come back by then because there is an old disused gate that leads into our country lane and she was scared I would run out and a car would come along. I chased the introoder all the way to the gate. Mum doesn't know if I went out in the road or not and I'm not telling.

When I was sure he had gone, I went back to tell mum all about it.

Then I told Eric what had happened. This was what we were whispering about on Wordless Wednesday.

Eric said he would check that the introoder hadn't come back but I told him I was sure he wouldn't be back in a hurry.

Eric said he would check anyway and he put his hackles up so he would look fierce.

While he was gone I rested on some stones to get my breath back.

I saw Eric on his favourite lookout post on the hedge. He said that he could smell introoder there and I told him that was where I chased him over the hedge into the next field. We decided then that it was safe to take mum back home to get our supper.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Sunday Selfies.

The Ranitidine (Zantac) tablets that I am having shoved down my throat twice every day are making my tummy feel better so I am eating again.
I told my mum that I felt like going for a walk so we went out in one of the fields. It was thirsty work so I had to stop at the horse trough for a drink.
Mum asked me if I wanted to do a selfie and I agreed......

and did a tongue selfie.

You can see more selfies with the Kitties Blue at The Cat on my Head.

I told my mum I don't want to be on a prolonged blogging break so we have reached an agreement. When Eric was here we used to blog every day and visit as many friends as we could every day too.
When he had to leave us we found it very hard to get back into blogging and then only posted 2 or 3 times a week, but still tried to visit everybody every day.
We will aim to post twice, maybe three times a week, but only visit our friends on the days that we post. Hopefully that will work better for us.

Friday, May 20, 2016

Eric's Day Flashback.

This week the flashback comes from June 2010 and Eric is

Avoiding the Flashy Box.

Eric: Mum is trying to get my photo for Mancat Monday but I told her to take the flashy box away.

I refuse to turn around.

Haven't you got the message yet mum?

If I hide behind these Moon Daisies she won't see me.

Oops, she nearly got me.

Right, I'm coming out, but the daisy stays in front of me.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Sunday Selfies and an Update.

I told my mum that I wanted to do a Sunday Selfie today even though we are taking a blogging break.

I can see I am out of practice, I have chopped off part of my ear and my mouth!

It was okay though because dad came to the rescue and we had a double selfie.

You can see more selfies at The Cat on my Head with the Kitties Blue.

I have a short update for you as well.
I had been going on as usual, a couple of bad days every week or so but the other days I felt okay and was enjoying life. Wednesday and Thursday I had two very bad days and was giving up because I felt so rotten. Mum rang the on call vet and it was my usual one who rang back right away. He was on the phone to my mum for ages discussing my options with her.
I had stopped eating and all I wanted to do was continually eat grass but couldn't be sick, and I kept hiding away and lying on my side.

He suggested giving me Cerenia for 4 days and Rinitidine  (Zantac) to see if it would make me feel better. Mum was very relieved to be able to speak to our own vet because he knows me so well and knows the bad effects most medication has on me.

I have started eating again and am not looking for grass all the time. I started to get a little wobbly on my legs but he said that is to be expected because I have lost so much muscle mass. I don't seem to be having any ill effects from these pills apart from the Cerenia making me drool last night. I only have one more of them tonight and my vet wants to see how I am with just the Rinitidine.

He said that even though I had been eating very little, the low dose Prednisalone I have every day would help protect me against developing Fatty Liver Disease.

Mum and dad thought I reached the end of the road this time, but they should know I have fought back from the brink three times and I am determined to make it a fourth time.

Friday, May 13, 2016

Eric's Day Flashback.

This week the flashback comes from June 2010 and is called:

The Hunters.

Flynn: The grass was cut last week and made into hay for the horses. That means the mousies have less places to hide. Shhh! I hear squeaking.

Eric: I'm on my way. Don't do anything before I get there.

He's definitely in here somewhere.

We pat the grass with our paws to get him to move.

Flynn: Success! I've got him.
Look carefully, you can see him in the grass beside me.

Eric: I have to keep looking, there may be another one.

Helloooo, anybody home?

Huh! Looks like I'm out of luck and Flynn didn't even give me his mouse like he usually does.

Friday, May 6, 2016

Eric's Day Flashback

This week the flashback comes from June 2010 and is called:

Pheasant Poop!
Eric: We had been for a walk around the fields and were on our way back home when suddenly.....

Ahhh pheasant poop! My favourite. I love to roll my face in all it's stinkiness. It's not so good when mum shoves my head in the horse trough to wash it off though. Maybe she hasn't seen it.

Huh! She did see it and she shouted at me and told me not to even think of rolling in it. I'm going to sulk!

Flynn: Oh yuk! I think I stepped in it!