Wednesday, March 8, 2023

Thankful Thursday


Hi everyone, it be mes, Carmine!

A couple of weeks ago, the Mom told yous mes wasn't eating well at all. Hers had to do a song and dance to get mes to eat even a little at every meal. Hers was quite worried about mes. So hers gotted an animal communicator to talk to mes to see what the deal was.

So the nice lady tuned into mes and mes told hers that mes feels hot like an oven. Dry. Well, that didn't surprise the Mom cause mes has kidney disease and mes drinks like a horse, and mes won't let the Mom give mes those icky fluids under mines skin. 

The lady told the Mom to start feeding mes "cooling" foods like fishies and turkey and beef. Mes was eating mostly chicken before, which is a warming nom. 

Thursday, February 23, 2023

Thankful Thursday on a Friday



Hi everyone, it's mes, Carmine!

The Mom was supposed to help mes post this on Thursday, but hers gotted wrapped up in editing a story for Purrseverance. Doesn't hers know this bes more important?

Anyway, mes wanted to thank everybody who is purring and praying for mes. Mes also wants to thank everyone who wished mes a happy 18th birthday!

On mines birthday, mines Uncle Steve (Figgy's dad) came over and letted mes lay on hims lap. Wes all watched the movie "The Street Cat Named Bob." If yous has not seen it, it bes about an orange mancat (like mes!) and how hims helped save hims human's life. Wes recommend it; it bes a good movie. 

Uncle Steve fed mes some treats while hims be here. After hims left, mes gave the Mom a prezzie. Mes ated about 2/3 a can of Fancy Feast Medleys Turkey Primavera! Mes never eats that much, even when mes feels great. Mes likes to make the Mom smile. The Mom ordered mes some more of that kind of nom right away, MOL. 

Mes will post an update on how mes is doing next week, but mes is eating a bit more consistently nows, even if mes still needs to eat more, so that bes a good thing, right?

Thank yous again, everyone! Mes appreciates your friendship!

Thankful Thursday

Friday, February 17, 2023

Happy 18th Birthday, Carmine!

 Hi everyone, it's mes, Carmine!

Do you know what todays be? It bes a special day. It's mines birthday!

Happy Birthday Carmine
Thank you to Mom Robin of Playful Kitty for this pawesome Happy Birthday badge for Carmine!

Mes is 18 years old today. The Mom said mes is old enough to vote nows. Vote? Mes doesn't needs to vote. Mes is the boss around heres! Sometimes mes lets Tylan thinks hims is the boss, but wes all knows that what mes says goes. 

The Mom says mines Uncle Steve is going to come visit mes and bring mes a lap today! Mes sure does like hims lap. 

The Mom says there will be vanilla ice cream, toos. Hers doesn't give mes very much so it no upset my tummy, but mes loves a taste of cold white stuff!

Mes had better go rest up nows so mes can celebrate laters. Thanks for stopping by on mines birthday! 

Wednesday, February 15, 2023

Purrs and Prayers Needed for Carmine


Purrs and prayers
Thank you to Ann of Zoolatry for making this beautiful badge for Carmine. 

Hi everyone, it's the Mom here today with some news about Carmine.

Carmine has not been feeling well lately. He has not been eating very much. I suspected that his kidney disease was getting worse because his glucose has been pretty stable lately. 

I took him and Tylan to the vet on Tuesday for their kidney panels. Carmine lost a little more weight and is now down to 8.62. The vet is worried about the fact that he does not want to eat much.

I got Carmine's kidney numbers today, and they are as follows.

  • BUN: 52 (up from 45).
  • Creatinine: 2.9 (up from 2.7).
  • Phosphorus: 5.0 (up from 3.0).
  • Urine specific gravity: 1.018 (last was 1.019).
As you can see, his kidney values have stayed pretty stable, a little worse, but not enough to account for the big change we've seen in his eating. 

Carmine neutrophils are a little high. He may have a UTI so we are going to run him on a course of antibiotics for that.

Carmine's sugar has been running a bit on the lower side of normal, so we are keeping a close eye on that. Since he has not been eating well, there have been times where I have had to withhold his insulin so his sugar doesn't fall too much. 

We are increasing Carmine's appetite stimulant. We are also increasing his laxative as he is a little constipated from the pain medication he takes for his arthritis. We are hoping this will help.

I went home with a whole case of prescription a/d canned food for Carmine as he has always loved that. He isn't eating a lot of it, but he has been eating a little here and there. 

We are puzzled as to why Carmine doesn't want to eat. He is on anti-nausea medications, so nausea shouldn't be an issue at this point. 

I am going to book an appointment with an animal communicator. Hopefully Carmine will tell us what he wants or needs. I will get whatever it is for him. I just need to know what "it" is. So, if you have any animal communicator recommendations, please do let me know. 

In the meantime, we would appreciate purrs and prayers for Carmine. And if you can convince him to eat more, that would be wonderful. 

Wednesday, January 11, 2023

Thankful Thursday with Figgy

FTC Disclosure

Shortly after Christmas, I went to visit my sweet friend, Figgy. 

Last year, I got Figgy the Nina Ottosson by PetStages Buggin' Out Puzzle & Play Interactive Cat Toy for Christmas. After a year, he is a master at it. I thought I'd get him another puzzle toy this year to work his brain, so I ordered him the Catit Senses 2.0 Digger Interactive Cat Toy. I also got him some toys from CatLadyBox and some Greenies treats.


Figgy was very pleased with his new toys! I only had to show Figgy how to get treats out of the Catit Senses 2.0 once before he picked it up. I sat on the floor and said, "Figgy, you put your paw in here (in the tube) and scoop out the treats." I demonstrated with my hand. He caught on and had all the treats out in a matter of a couple of minutes.

Then he spent some time with me playing with his new fishing pole toy. 

Today, I am thankful that Figgy loved his new toys (and his treats, too). 

Today is Kiss a Ginger Cat Day, so give your orange cats lots of smooches today. If you don't have a ginger cat to kiss, you can blow some kisses to Carmine and/or our sweet friend, Figgy. 

Thankful Thursday