Yep, it was morning when Teri started this post, now it's dinnertime! We snoozed most of the day away, so we aren't sure what Teri was doing but she had a bunch of To-Do's today---vacuuming, mopping, putting up wallpaper border in the bathroom and maybe taking us strollering again today!
Ummm, so far none of those things got done, cuz she got side-tracked downloading Cat Relaxation music....hahahahahhameow!! We are relaxed, most of the time, but she said it was for the Guests at our B & B. Here's a snippet of the 4 hours of music she put on the Shuffle...
Music for Cats: While You Are Gone
Relaxation Music for My Cat and Me
Yep, Gizmo is still here, so he is getting to listen to the music now and he is looking quite relaxed!
In a couple of weeks, a new kitty named Jack will arrive to stay with us. His owners are going to Taiwan for 3 weeks, so he will stay in the 'Library Room' and Teri hopes he likes it and um, doesn't knock all the knick knacks off the shelves, hahameow!
The past few weekends have been purrfect Fall days and we have gotten out strollering in our winter coats and blankies. Teri said the red stroller a friend gave us is soooo nice with it's air-filled tires that make it both quiet and a smooth ride for us!
Brighton had his yearly Vet visit last week, and his labwork all came back A-OK and the SpG of his urine is down a bit now that he is eating some c/d dry. Ever since his urinary blockage in 2010, his urine specific gravity has stayed way too high (1.080 when it's best around 1.050) but Teri was reluctant to put him on a prescription diet...
But after she toured the Hill's facility and when Disco had to go on z/d for his IBD, she began feeding Brighton some c/d dry as a treat. And his SpG came down a bit to 1.060. So she is happurry about that. He also has gained a bit of weight and has a little pooch (no, not a dog, hahameow!). His 'show weight' was always around 8# and he now weighs 9.5# but still has a waistline and a greyhound shape, and looks quite dapper in his
Sew DoggyStyle plaid coat!
But on his oral exam, he was found to have 2 teeth with FORL's, holes that are very painful and have to be extracted. So the next day, he went back for a dental prophy.
Fortunately, no other problems were found and he did really well under anesthesia and bounced back quickly and was feeling fine by Friday.
Disco continues to do well with his treatment for IBD and is more playful and active, so his tummy must be feeling better! And he was able to stop one of the meds a couple of weeks ago, and this week, the vet said he could lower the dose of the Budesonide he is taking. So right now, he is just on 1mg Budesonide a day, Leukeran only 3 days a month and the z/d diet and all is good!
Oh, he did put on a pound this past month, cuz Teri was feeding him z/d kibble anytime he asked for it, so that 'snack' has been cut back to 1 tablespoon twice a day, which he is grumbling about! Teri is still hoping she can get him down to 13#, so he would hopefully be less prone to developing diabetes since he is on a cortisone-like medication.
Oh, Teri is still doing her Physical Therapy twice a week and trying to do the exercises at home every day, but so far no change in the numbness in her feet and parts of her legs. But she has lost 6 pounds so far on her diet and she thinks the exercises are making her back stronger, cuz she said she can feel it in her muscles that she is working them!
That makes her happy, as did the check she just got from Replacements, Ltd for the silverware they bought off of her! When her Dad died, she got the Towle silverware that was his and she has never used it, so her therapist told her she should look into selling it and told her where to look.
She got a check for $948 for about 7 place settings and some other serving pieces. Oh, she could have gotten more if she'd sold it on eBay, but she knew that she'd have trouble watching the bidding, getting around to packing it up, and mailing it out etc so this was easy-peasy! The money will come in handy to pay for Brighton's dental and put some in the bank, too!
Coco, well Coco is prancing around like Miss AmeriCat since her new 'Pageant' dress arrived from Poshy Pups! Teri says it's a Pink Confection, but us boys are just glad we only have to wear Casual Friday kinda clothes, hahameow! Oh, or the occasional embarrassing Halloween or Christmas get-up... No glitter, sequins or tulle for us, no way!
Teri has plans to take us to the Santa Paws cat show near Baltimore in a couple of weeks, but if us boys luck out, we'll get to stay home! Coco always gets most of the attention from the Pawpawrazzi anyway. Go for it, GirlCat!
We haven't had much time to visit...lately, still, for ages...but we know that that there is a fund raising auction going on for Random Felines, furriends of ours and you might just want to stop by and see if there is something for someone on your Christmas list there! Here's the link:
And we had to say Farewell to two friends recently, Herman and Squashies, and we are purring healing thoughts to their families, who we know are sad right now, at this time of year where we want to be festive and merry...
Well, we guess we have told you everything about what we've been up to, so this must be the 'End', hahahmeow!