Monday, February 4, 2013

Mancat Monday.

We looked out of the cat flap and saw it wasn't raining, so that meant we could go for another walk.

Checking for any new sniffs.

Ahh, here's one.

Do you notice the end of my tail? I have been to the vet twice recently because I have a lot of muscle wastage on my hindquarters. We don't know what is causing it, and if I hold my tail up, I can't use the muscles to straighten the tip.

My sides are starting to sink in but I like to play and go for walks still and have been eating reasonably, but not as well as usual.

I nearly managed to get out of this photo before mum took it! You can see here though how much muscle wastage I have. Mum says I am like two different cats, big at the front and small at the back. I have to go back to the vet this week so if you have any purrs to spare I would appreciate them.



43 comments:

Derby, Ducky said...

Eric, muscle wasting? How are you at jumping? Same or worse? Hope the VET can figure it out.

We are sending our purrs.

michico*Adan said...

That looks very interesting to me!!
I hope there is no strange sniff!!

Katie and Glogirly said...

Monday, already??? hehe!
It's still Superbowl Sunday here in the states. ; )
I think you've got the better deal though.
: ) Katie

GTnCo said...

Please be ok Eric! Good luck at the evil VET

meowmeowmans said...

Those look like some nice smells, Eric and Flynn. We sure hope the vet can figure out what is causing that muscle wastage. :(

Hugs!

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Iza, and Marley) said...

We hope the vet just says you need to get more good meat to eat... Purrs.

The Whiskeratti said...

Oh Eric, we are so sorry to hear of this... are they running tests?

Brian said...

Dear Eric, my sisters and I will be sending you our very best purrs pal, and we will be sending them non-stop.

Katz Tales said...

Oh poor Eric! We are purring for you very loudly. let us know what happens, ok?

Mr Puddy said...

Eric, I hope nothing serious. You have my purrs plus paws crossed
And please us update !
((( hugs ))))

The Cat From Hell said...

Eric, me is sending yous LO|TS of Purrayers! Me hopes it is nothing serious.
Kisses
Nellie

Cheysuli and gemini said...

We will purr very hard for you. That does not sound like fun at all.

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

I am purring lots for you, Eric! I hope the vet can find a good solution that will help you!

Kari said...

Oh darling Eric! We need to know when you are not feeling your tip-top so we can send our prayers and purrs and love to you. When we kitties work together, we've got the power! Might we ask if you are eating one of those renal diets? Wasting is one of the side effects. And has the vet checked your thyroid? We started our prayers for you before we posted . We love you like you were our very own. God bless you , special one.

Sweet Purrfections said...

We're purring for you Eric. Please let us know what the vet says.

Punapippuri said...

Major purrs for you Eric - we hope the vet can sort it out and that tail tip points up again.

Punapippuri said...

Major purrs for you Eric - we hope the vet can sort it out and that tail tip points up again.

Terri said...

We hope they can figure out what is causing your problems, Eric. We will send lots of purrs and good vibes your way.

Prancer Pie said...

We are sending tons of purrs right away. XOXO

Angel and Kirby said...

WE are sending you lots of purrs!

CATachresis said...

I am a champion of purrers, Eric, so am sending plenty your way and hope the vet can find out what is wrong!! The whiffs look enticing! xx

Barb and TheDailyGs said...

It is so difficult on us Momma's when our babies reach their mature years and stuff starts happening. I hope your vet can help you thrive!

I've been reading quite a bit on proper hydration in cats (because of Gandalf's FLUTD) and how it can effect so many areas of their overall health. Actually, that's my mission of late, making sure I get at least 3 ounces of water a day in all of the Gs. And 8 glass a day in ME!

Prayers and purrs from me and the Gs!

Sometimes, Cats Herd You said...

We are purring very loudly for you, Eric, and we hope the VET can figure out what is going on so you are feeling tip-top soon. Sniff some good whiffs outside for us in the meantime.

Cezar and Léia said...

I would love to explore the green field there, it's beautiful and I bet it has delicious different smells!
You boys are lucky to live in such a beautiful place!
purrs and love
Luna - WE LOVE LUNA and mom Léia is sending hugs to you all and we wish a nice week.

Marg said...

Oh Eric, we sure do send you tons and tons of purrs and we are instructing the donkeys to cross their hooves for you. We hope they can figure out something to help you. We have our paws crossed too. Please keep us updated.

Angel MoMo's mom said...

Sending you lots and lots of purrs. Hope there is nothing serious. Will be back to check on you.

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

Eric we are sending many purrs and prayers that all is ok! Sending much love too!

The Island Cats said...

Eric, we have our purr motors set on high and will be purring nonstop for you.

Sierra said...

We are sending many purrrrrrrrs your way, Eric!!

Carmine, Milita, and Jewel

Hannah and Lucy said...

We are purring up a storm here for you Eric and we hope your vet has found out what is causing your muscle wastage. We are purring extra hard for you.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Laila and Minchie said...

Oh, sweet boy, we are sad to hear this. You are in our purrs that the vet can find out what is causing this. We love you, dood!

Bellen said...

Muscle wastage sounds a bit scary to me, Eric. I hope the vet knows what's what and can help you. Good luck to you!

Madi and Mom said...

Hey Eric my sweet boy...of course we are sending a ton of purrs and hugs across the pond to you. We know your mom and dad are very anxious to get you back on the right track.
Hugs Madi and Mom

Janet Blue said...

We are sending our usual purrs and hugs as well as prayers. We are glad you can still get outside to patrol your territory and check out all the new smells, but we want you to be in A-One health. Good luck at the vet, the kitties at www.thecatonmyhead.com, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Josette

Pellie / Penny said...

Eric, buddy! I can imagine that all these trips to the vet are not much fun for you - but sometimes a mancat has to do what is necessary. Especially when it comes to health problems. Pellie will say lots of prayers for you - so that the vet can figure out what the cause is. As for me I send you lots and lots of purrs.

Purrs,
Genghis

da tabbies o trout towne said...

dood eric....de blessings oh st francis two ewe...we hope de vet tells ya ya knead ta eat more trout; we be sendin purrz a plentee yur way ....

Marilia said...

Purrrrrrs to you Eric!

~*Connie*~ said...

That is so interesting about the tip of your tail! I'm sorry you are dealing with muscle wasting. I know when diabetic kitties have similar problems Vitamin B12 (Methylcobalamin)really does seem to help.

Ginger Jasper said...

Oh Eric myy sweet friend please dont be ill. I am purring my loudest to you and hope the vet finds the answer.. Mum sends her love and realy hopes it is nothing serious.. Hugs GJ xx

Shaggy and Scout said...

Eric we hope the v-e-t can pin down what is going on with your hinder.
You have our purrs for a simple answer and good outcome. xxxooo

ABBY said...

Eric we are all sending you purrs and we hope that there is nothing that some TLC won't cure. We are keeping you close.

xoxox

savannahspawtracks.com said...

Oh Cat!!! Eric!!! Sending right now, special delivery, arriving immediately....HUGE PURRRRSS...HEALING POWER LIGHT...AND SPECIAL SAN FRANCISCO CLEAN AIR TO BUILD STRONGER MUSCLES...AND MAKE YOU EAT LOTS...CAATTTTCCCHHH! SWOOOSH...There..did ya get it??? paw hugs Savannah and Mom Linda

Everycat said...

Eric, we are sending you huge, muscle building rumbly purrs to build up your rear end to it's fully muscled glory. We hope the vet can figure out what is going on and get you sorted out

Luff
Gerry & Mungo