Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Angel and Chucky's 13th Gotcha Day!

Thirteen years ago, The Hubby and I drove out and came back with two kittens in a box!  The black and white kitten climbed the driver's seat and perched on The Hubby's shoulder, while the dark brown kitten stayed inside the box on my lap in the back seat.  We are first-time cat parents, and boy oh boy, have we learned a lot along the way!

Angel

In her favorite napping spot, perfectly furred to her liking!

https://youtu.be/aHt7cUIQRFI



Chuck

This is Chucky, a few days ago after he'd been given a dose of the appetite stimulant mirtazapine.  Only AFTER we'd given it to him, did I read that it can cause increased vocalization! It's really a form of speed! He kept on like this for almost two days; thankfully he's quieted down now, but we never really saw much of an increase in his appetite. We'll continue to work with yummy flavors and give him fresh food anytime he asks for it.

https://youtu.be/6cUWMngHsyc

61 comments:

  1. What a happy day that was thirteen years ago. May there be at least thirteen more years of happy days.

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  2. Aaaaaaaaaaaaaw Chuck looks and sounds so adorable. we're sendin' lots of purrayers fur him. And Angel is so cute in dat video. Big hugs fur all.

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Raena

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  3. Aw, what a great story! Happy double Gotcha Day!

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  4. Happy Gotcha Day sweeties, ya done good!

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  5. guyz....sendin 13 poundz oh R best fishez two ewe both fora total lee awesum lee happee day !! glad yur mom N dad finded ewe N ewe finded them ~~~~~ due sum fun stuff two day & heerz ta 13 mor witha yeer a head filled with happee nezz & health ! ☺☺♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

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  6. Happy gotcha day to both of you. So glad you two found such a good home. Chuck, you know just how to tell someone you are hungry. Have a great day.

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  7. Happy Gotcha day sweeties! You are loved loved loved.

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  8. Happy Gotcha to both your Angel and sweet Chuck with hopes and prayers that they will each be with you for a long, long time ... it was wonderful to read their stories.
    We also went back a day and read your earlier post, and send hugs for angels loved and lost ... such beautiful memories of so many. Thank you for sharing.

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  9. Happy Gotcha Day to two special kitties! That's interesting about the increased vocalization.

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    1. Not so interesting when it went on for almost 24 hours...oy! Thanks!

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  10. Happy Gotcha Day Chucky and Angel! Our two kitties like to talk ... so that's what I'm used to.

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    1. Chuck is a little vocal, but not like he was day-in-day-out! Thank you!

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  11. Happy Gotcha Day! And many pawhugs to all of you.

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  12. Happy Gotcha Day Angel and Chuck! That mirtazapine is dangerous stuff.

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    1. If only I'd read your warning sooner, but at least it's over now...and thanks!

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  13. Happy 13th Gotcha day Angel and Chuck!!
    Make sure you both get spoiled :)
    WooHoo!!
    Purrs Georgia,Julie and JJ

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    1. If you open up a dictionary under the word 'spoiled', there is a photo of Angel and Chuck! LOL!
      Thank you!

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  14. What a great day that was! Happy 13th Gotcha Day, Angel and Chuck! We loved hearing Angel's purr and Chuck's Narration of Cat Stuff!

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    1. Oh, so Chuck was narrating, was he? We didn't know...LOL!
      Thank you!

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  15. Happy Gotcha Day, Angel & Chuck ! Purrs !

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  16. Happy Gotcha Day to Angel and Chuck! I enjoyed the videos very much. Angel is so sweet! Lovely to hear Chuck's voice but he must have gotten very tired after meowing a lot for almost two days. I hope you get to bring more appetite to him.
    Purrs and smooches xo

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    1. Chuck is now the great moocher!
      Thank you!

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  17. they are such sweethearts! You are all blessed! Happy 13th Gotcha Day! xoxo catchatwithcarenandcody

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  18. Happy Gotcha Day Angel and Chuck ! We hope you had a wonderful day ! Purrs

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  19. Happy Sweet Gotcha Day Angel and Chuck !
    and many more to come =^x^= =^x^=

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  20. Hey! I'm not sure if anyone else has suggested it, but cyproheptadine is another appetite stimulant they can give kitties. Mirtazapine worked really well for Angel Jewel, but it turned Carmine into a total nut - he was crying like crazy and seemed really disoriented and confused. Needless to say, Carmine got all of one dose of the medication and that was it for him. He takes cyproheptadine during his pancreatitis flares (along with his anti-nausea meds and pain meds) to help him eat. It has worked out well for him. You may want to ask your vet about trying it instead. Mirtazapine is the first choice, but many people find that cypro works better.

    Happy 13th Gotcha Day to Angel and Chuck, and here's to many, many more!! <3

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    1. That's the same thing that 15andmeowing recommended. I appreciate the info, thanks! We don't ever want to go through that again.

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  21. Happy Gotcha Day, Angel and Chucky! May there be many more!

    Purrs,
    The Chans

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  22. Happy 13th Gotcha day Angel and Chucky...OMCs that is some talking you are doing Chucky.
    Hugs madi your bfff

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  23. Happy Gotcha Day to Angel and Chuck!! I didn't realize they were your first two kitties. Lovely to see the videos of both of them.
    Robin

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    1. And The Hubby is hoping it's our last two kitties, but he's WRONG about that! Hehehe!
      Thank You!

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  24. Happy Gotcha Day Angel and Chucky!

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  25. Happy belated Gotcha Day kitties! I bet you you have brought such joy into the lives of your humans! Cheers to you Angel & Chucky! BTW, Mom tried me on mirtazapine, too.

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    1. Valentine, I'm betting you didn't react well to that stuff either! Glad I didn't spend a fortune on the prescription, because it's going into the drawer. Thank you!

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  26. Oh, poor Chucky. I hate when medications have psychological side effects, and it's even worse when they don't work as well as you hoped. I'm glad he's feeling better.

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  27. Happy Gotcha Day!

    Purrs xx
    Athena and Marie

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