Friday, August 26, 2016

Cat Health News

Angel gives me the stink eye!
The vet said that Angel's urine had bacteria, white blood cells and all kinds of riff-raff that shouldn't be in there.  Namely: a bladder infection.  She received a shot of Convenia, plus some holistic capsules that improve bladder health.

"Mama, let's go HOME!"
When we see our holistic veterinarian in a few weeks, we'll zero in again on Angelova's overall health, to see what we can do to get her into optimal ranges.

On the Chuck side of life, look at what I found when I got home yesterday, before Angel's vet appointment:

Wooly migration!
Chuck was herding my woolies again!  Well, just one wooly, but that's one more than any in a long time.  The Hubby and I take this as a good sign, and think that perhaps Chuck is feeling a little bit better.  We are now orchestrating meals with all of the holistic vitamins carefully crushed up and mixed in, and perhaps they are beginning to work for Chuck.  

P.S. Please visit Four White Paws blog and leave a note; their dear kitty Buddy left for the Rainbow Bridge.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Vet Visit for Angelova

Angel has a trip to the vet's office tonight; she is not urinating properly.  Lots of trips, not enough output.  We all know what that means...urinary tract infection!  Or bladder stones, or...

Will keep you posted.

Since The Hubby and I watched the Olympics and prior to that, the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, there are a lot of women competing who have 'ova' on the ends of their names.  So, we've added it to Angel's name too.  Angelova.  Cute, huh?  I also call her Angel-eeny, which I rhyme with bikini.  She's my babydoll; I love to sing-song to her!

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

The Weekend

The Hubby drove me to Toledo, Ohio on Friday, where my friend GG from Cleveland picked me up and we continued our journey to Chicago, Illinois. We then met up with DY from Cincinnati, SD from Colorado, and MG from Washington DC-area.
Got a flat tire in Detroit; that's The Hubby changing tires!
My friends and I attended two days of WizardWorld Comic Con, held in Rosemont, Illinois.  See more info here.  Before I was a cat fan, I was (and AM) a huge "The X-Files" TV show and movie fan.  I met these ladies and more back in 1998, and we try to gather together once in awhile to do nerdy, sci-fi things.  This weekend was our chance to ACTUALLY MEET the stars of the show, Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny.
Saw this cat purse while I was in line

Purchased this Pusheen The Cat doll, dressed as Sherlock Holmes
I was a Sherlock Holmes fan before I was a cat fan OR an X-Files fan!
People dressed up as their favorite comic book superhero, or villian, or any TV or movie character they wanted to.  Here are a few samples:

Audrey II from the movie "Little Shop of Horrors"

A couple of MIBs (Men In Black)

King Arthur and Court from "Monty Python and
The Holy Grail" movie

Monster from the movie "Predator"

David Duchovny reads from his new novel, "Bucky F***ing Dent"
(sorry, that is really the name of the book!!)
We listened to a panel of stars from the "Back To The Future" trilogy of movies: Michael J. Fox, Lea Thompson and Christopher Lloyd.  Then, we listened to a "The X-Files" panel consisting of David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi (Walter Skinner) and William B. David (Cigarette-Smoking Man).  The photos taken of those events are woefully awful, but it was really fun to listen to the folks who made such timeless movies and TV shows tell US, the fans, how much they appreciated our enthusiasm!  I will admit, I geeked out a bit.

THEN...we had our photos taken with Gillian Anderson (blonde) and David Duchovny (only guy). One could say that I was so star-struck that I DID NOT even put my arm around David's waist, but they rushed us around so fast that I simply reacted too slowly.  Whatever...I did thank them both, then within seconds we were in the hallway exit.
Left to right: Gillian Anderson (Dana Scully), DY from Cincinnati (playing herself)
me (standing like a block of stone), and David Duchovny (Fox Mulder)
So, there was a bit of cat stuff going on; check out Pusheen The Cat here.  I saw one person dressed up like Pusheen, and there were several people wearing cat t-shirts: kittens with light-sabers, Hello Kitty! as a zombie, and people wearing cat ears.  I would have worn some cat ears too, but I did not find any to purchase in the (seemingly) miles of vendors.  

The Hubby was more than glad to take care of both sets of cats while I was away; he was happy that I did not make him GO WITH ME.  I will visit everyone's blogs soon.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

August 16, 2016: A Remarkable Day for the 'O' Cats!

August 16, 2016: A Remarkable Day for the 'O' Cats!*

Why, you ask?

Because The Hubby put out his hand, and Patty O'Malley, Aries...
Sweetie all gave him rubs!

Snoozing Aries

Patty and I just have to be touching somehow

That's Sweetie, up on the Stairway to Heaven!
Yep, The Hubby is working his way into their little cat hearts...YAY!

Wait...there's MORE!

Not only that, Sweetie allowed me to put Advantage II Flea treatment on her.  She has NEVER allowed me that much license to touch her before.  This time, she just kept eating at her bowl, while I doused her between the shoulderblades.  Patty O'Malley got his too, but that's not news.

All of this progress, but still not much further with convincing Patty or Sweetie up the stairs.  Next week, I'll start trying daily.  Maybe making it so normal to them, that they overcome their hesitancy.

I'm off for a mini-vacation weekend; see you next week.
Have fun, all!

* not posted until today because it was National Black Cat Appreciation Day yesterday.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Black Cat Appreciation Day

My two favorite black cats!

Love on your own housepanthers today, or you can come over to my house and love on ours!

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

A Visit From A Floofy Tail

The neighbor's floofy-tailed kitty decided she wanted a few pets from me!  I am diligently trying to convince her and her sister that they can visit my house at anytime for lovin' and food.  It's not clear how well they are taken care of by the folks that own them, but I'm ready to take up the slack...whether The Hubby or The 'O' Cats are up for it or not!  Look at this sweet baby; why wouldn't a person want to snuggle with her?

Here is the story on the two floofy-tailed beauties.  I was told: the woman's son moved in with her, bringing these two black kittens.  She knew they needed to be spayed, so she contacted the local low-cost spay/neuter rescue, and they were dropped off one day to be transported to get their surgeries. However, both cats were treated as FERALS; spayed and ear-tipped, and then released one afternoon into her yard!  No one told her that was going to happen, so those two babies stayed outside for almost an entire day (during bad weather, too!)  After that, neither kitty wanted to remain indoors, so the people of the house let them out.  I spy them all of the time, but they tend to hang around their 'house' in the evening.  The people of the house used to let them in a window, but another neighbor says that often the cats just sit there and meow and no one in the house pays any attention. From what I see, both cats are fed, and they appear to be in good shape.  Actually, I never know which kitty I'm looking at, since they are so similar.  One day, they may decide to emulate Aries, and join my backyard cat club!