Monday, February 11, 2013

Mancat Monday

Flynn:  There are lots of mousie runs here and I have heard movement.

I'm going to get you mousie!

Told you so!

Eric:  You aren't going to eat it are you? You know mum doesn't want you to.

Flynn:  Grrrrrrr keep away from my mousie.

Eric Update:
The first day he had the high protein all natural wet food he ate it right up. Since then he has turned his nose up at it. I bought some high protein additive and gluten free dry food which he is eating. He seems to eat better every other day, not large amounts but at least he has not totally lost his appetite.
Someone said in a comment on his Easy Like Sunday post that he was holding his tail up better. I have to admit to the photo being 3 or 4 weeks old and taken before it got "the droop". It still droops at the end but has got no worse. He is as lively as usual, jumps on and off the bed with no problem and some mornings plays THoE with Flynn. It is a puzzle what is causing the muscle wastage.



45 comments:

The Florida Furkids said...

Yum.....fresh mousie. We don't think our Mom would want us to eat it either.

We're purring and praying for Eric. We sure hope he starts eating and improves soon.

The Florida Furkids

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

Taking away an honestly-caught mousie is No Fair! I am continuing to send purrs Eric's way - I hope the vet figures out what has been going on.

Shaggy and Scout said...

Your guys are super mousers!

Thanks Mum for the update!

ABBY said...

You boys are prize winning mousers, guess what just happened? My sister Boo had a lizard in her mouth. Yes one got indoors and she caught it. But Daddy made her give it up. So she didn't get to nom on it.

ABBY said...

PeeSss
Thank you for the update on Eric and we are still purrin. WE want Eric to be completely back to his old self.

The Cat From Hell said...

We are still puraying for yous Eric!
Kisses
Nellie
PS Mousies is the PURFECT food for cats!

Brian said...

Come on Eric, you gotta do some mighty serious eating pal, you can have a mouse for dessert! We are all sending purrs and prayers to you. Great mousing!

Layla ( Cat Wisdom 101) said...

Hunting is a good sign but seeing a tail straight up would make us happy. Odin had a droopy tail recently and upon close examination found the source. It turned out to be a hotspot. It healed and the tail is up again. re: eating, as long as he's eating something is good. How is Flynn treating him?

Random Felines said...

don't feel bad, we wouldn't be allowed to eat that either....

keep eating buddy!!

Mr Puddy said...

I'm so happy you are eating and do thing as usual. Mom used to read some article about the muscle wastage.When you are a senior cat it happens, but as long as you don't have a problem with walking or when mom touch you butt you don't feel pain. It should be a good sign, Eric

Fynn, I think first time you said you are going to get Eric a mousie ; ) I guess you change your mind.

Still purrs and Paws crossed for you Eric
((( Hugs )))

Katnip Lounge said...

HURRAH for you, Flynn! xx Yr Sweet Pea

We have paws crossed that Eric continues to improve...could he have had a small stroke that affected his hindquarters?

JC said...

At least he felt well enough to go out and play for a while. Small steps ...

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

We would think there can't be better foods for us kitties than mice. They are sort of here just for US, right?

Cheysuli and gemini said...

We are glad that he is mostly liking his food. I mean, after all we can't be too easy can we? We hope that he gets to feeling much much better soon. Purrs to him.

Prancer Pie said...

Mousies on Mancat Monday? What could be better? We are still purring for you, Eric! XOXO

Clooney said...

Did you eat the mousie? We have Eric in our prayers and send him mega purrs for him to keep feeling better and to keep his appetite up.

dArtagnan Rumblepurr/Diego Hamlet Moonfur said...

Sweet Eric, we have EVERYTHING crossed that you feel way better immediately!!

Everycat said...

Apes just don't understand how good fresh mousie tastes. They are missing out on a treat.

Eric, please eat your new grub. If you don't like that one, there are other high protein, no grain foods available in the UK now (your vet might have other ones to try too) We have one called Bozita, which we like sometimes. Our ape buys it online.

We hope you get that tail up soon!

Gerry & Mungo

Hannah and Lucy said...

We hope Eric's Vet will be able to find out what is causing his loss of appetite soon - although if he is eating better every other day at least he is getting nourishment. Glad to hear he is still jumping up and down off the bed.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Cezar and Léia said...

oh dear Eric I'm always thinking of you boy! Please be positive and keep eating okay!
Everything will be fine soon!I'm praying and sending purrs to you!
Luna - WE LOVE LUNA

CATachresis said...

Nothing quite like fresh mousie!!!

Eric, we hope you start eating lots and get your strength back. Hugs and purrs xx

Sometimes, Cats Herd You said...

Fresh mousie snacks!

Keep eating the good stuff, Eric. Some of our seniors suffered from muscle wastage, and except for when it was accompanied by neuropathy with Louie's diabetes, our vet didn't have any real clue about it, either. Eric sounds like he's clear of that, so it sounds like one of those frustrating senior cat mysteries. We're purring for you, Eric.

Ginger Jasper said...

Glad to hear that Eric is eating something because that will help keep his strength up. I am purring my loudest for my pal and mum says you are all in her thoughts xx

The Island Cats said...

Your hunting skills always impresses us!!

We're glad Eric is still eating some...and acting normal otherwise...we hope the vet can figure out what might be going on with the muscle wasting.

Marg said...

Hi there Eric and Flynn. We know what happens when you eat a mousie, it comes right back up. Eric, we sure hope you eat all that good food. We have all our paws crossed for you.

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

praying that you find an answer...I am glad he is eating...maybe his appetite will increase once he adjusts to the food? Hoping so!
xoxo

Mumsys Kitty Korner said...

Oh, sweet Eric we so hope you continue to eat and the extra protein will solve the problem. We are still praying for you sweet boy and hope to hear real soon you are back in good health and doing fantastic. Chasing those mousies is fun and you need to be doing really well so you can help sweet Flynn run them down. Hugs and nose kisses

Laila and Minchie said...

Amazon said the kitty sprinkles whould be delivered to us Wednesday. Our mum will get it to the post office Thursday to send to you.

Eric, we're glad you are at least eating every other day. (((hugs)))

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

We're pleased to hear Eric is eating and are sending love and get well purrs. xxxx

da tabbies o trout towne said...

flynn...grate catch dood...ya shuld share with eric coz he canna get a mor high pro teen... glue ton free meel than good ole mouz.....less oh course ya both due sum fishin...

eric ...dood...az long as ya eat SUM thin at thiz point...itz a good thing

dont forgetz yur mewsic lessonz at nite either !!

SuziQCat said...

Our mom would not be happy with fresh mousie breath! Glad to hear Eric is doing better and eating some better at least on certain days. We'll keep sending purrs to him for a strong appetite!

The Meezers or Billy said...

we are glad that you are eating better Eric - but we is still purrring for you!

The Whiskeratti said...

Ooohhh mousie appetizer. We bet that's really good.

meowmeowmans said...

Well, WE think that mousie looks pretty darned tasty! :)

We are still purring and praying for you, sweet Eric.

Hugs to you all!

Janet Blue said...

What a good mouser you are Flynn. We don't like to eat the mouses. We just surround them and play with them until they expire from exhaustion. I guess that's not very nice, bur we are cats after all. Eric, we are glad that there are lots of things you can do, but you must eat…please! Purrs and hugs from the kitties at www.thecatonmyhead.com, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Josette

Madi and Mom said...

What a great outing for you two. That mousey mice doesn't stand a chance with you two on watch.

It was mom who said Eric's tail looked good. Anyway we are glad it is no worse.
Hugs Madi your BFFF

Loretta Thomas said...

Great catch...however, it will taste better if shared! Miss Kitty hopes Eric's tail and health gets better soon...mousie will give good vitamins...meow!
Miss Kitty xxx

Pellie / Penny said...

Flynn that was some pretty good hunting.

Eric, you need to keep eating all those new foods you mum gets for you.
I'm still purring for you.

Purrs,
Genghis

Derby, Ducky said...

Eric, please eat the good foods your mum has for you. We want you to be strong and healthy. No droopage.

Tiger Lily said...

prrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrring and wagging our tails for Eric and for all of you!

Tiger Lily and Sushi

Tk Nanerpuss said...

We are purring furry hard fur our furend the manly-mancat, Eric.
Eats your fuds Eric!

Katie and Glogirly said...

We're still purring for Eric and keeping him in our thoughts. I'm sure your Vet would have to ok this...but Glogirly wanted me to tell you about some freeze dried sprinkles (mine are Chicken) that we got from a company called Cat Man Do. They are tiny little chunks of freeze dried chicken that can be sprinkled on top of wet or dry food. I really like them and something like this might make your food seem more appealing.

xo, Katie

The J-Cats said...

Mummy and I are so sorry that Eric has been poorly. We are purring and praying for him very hard.

Trixie (and Mummy Shimona).

Angel MoMo's mom said...

Yikes, eating something else, treats, anything!

Meowers from Missouri said...

mighty hunter you are!!

glad to know our bud eric's appetite has improved, hope he will add "oomph" wif efurry mouf-ful!