(we especially like the crimped whiskers!)
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Teri had the day off today cuz she has to work on Friday to fill in for a co-worker...so she had some time to help us visit some of our furriends today and write a blog post and mail off a few auction items too (we donated 13 things to help Coco, too...). That was pretty tiring, so we all napped until dinner time...
But today's post is about two boys...Clem and Hero. We think we told you that one of the Vet Tech's at VOSM is interested in adopting one of the boys! Teri sent her all kinds of Cornish Rex info, on their care and such, as well as her 4 page Adoption Application.
She is looking forward to getting to know Emily and Daniel better and having them meet all of us when they come for a visit if they pass 'muster', hahameow. They do not have any other pets, which is nice and at least from the photos Teri sent them, they both really like Hero's looks.
So Teri has been letting Hero and Clement spend lots of time together and that is enabling her to get to know their temperaments better than when they are alone.
Clem seems very relaxed and happy with a companion cat in 'his room'. Teri says he reminds her a lot of Coco...very demonstrative and vocal. Teri even saw Clem 'grooming' Hero although it kinda turned into a 'bitey', and so far they have curled up on the bed, at different ends but that's ok. There has been very little hissing and swatting.
On the other hand, Hero is a bit jumpy and nervous, but his previous family said he was very 'jumpy' and frightened of new things like the vacuum or paper bags or loud noises. It may take him a while to feel comfortable, but he is being good about using the litter box in Clem's room and that's a good sign.
Teri is still keeping them separated at night or when she isn't home, but maybe after next weekend, they can try being full-time room mates...
Here's a couple of videos that Teri took today (we know they are behind those doors but we really haven't gotten to see much of them, either!)...
Monday, February 27, 2012
MeWowZa! We are Posting Disco's weekly weigh-in results, after 1 week on Young Again's Zero Carb dry and Rad Cat's Raw Free Range Chicken.
Disco went from 16# 3 ounces a week ago to 15# 10 ounces today... That's 10 ounces in a week and actually might be a little too fast... Nutritionists say about 4 ounces a week is a safe rate of weight loss.
But he is cleaning up the 'wet' food and Teri's seen us all nibbling on the dry, so it's not like any of us are refusing to eat (which is very dangerous for a cat, especially an obese one as they can develop Hepatic Lipidosis), so Teri will monitor Disco's food intake and add more Rad Cat if he continues to lose the weight too fast.
But losing is great and makes Teri smile, to know that there is hope for sweet Mr. TOL to become a 'Hard Body' again!
Saturday, February 25, 2012
Friday, February 24, 2012
First, Coco's Auction was a 'Purring' success, with over $700 raised!! We made some new furriends, too, as even some doggies donated items to Coco's Auction!
We are furry grateful for the support and giving and bidding and love of our Cat Blogosphere friends and she will be able to pay off a huge chunk of Coco's vet bill! And Teri is already saving up some things to donate to the next auction for the next kitty in need...
We found out that Sebastian, the Sensitive Soul, is a kitty in need, fur sure! We met his mom, Amy, at Blog Paws and she is the most lovely young woman and we just found out that a fire destroyed their whole apartment complex on Thursday.
We are very scared of the thought of a fire taking our home and even us kitties and Teri, and Amy and her family are safe, and we are grateful about that, but they lost everything in the fire. The Cat Blogosphere, and Anipals and Facebook friends are rallying around and George the Duck set up a Chip In for them.
Here are links to some posts their friends have done...
Fire Help Fund
A Tonk's Tail
And after that important announcement, we return to our regular broadcast, with news about us Curlie Swirlie cats...
Teri did take Coco in to see her surgeon on Wednesday, as she was licking at the site where the implants are. Of course, there had to be a fashion show involved, for everyone's pleasure. Here's a few shots of Coco in her Mardi Gras outfit!
The implants are pins to hold a piece of bone in place that the surgeon had to cut and move so the kneecap would align properly.
They are to stay in place unless they bother Coco or start to move. Well, they must be bothering her as she is licking, but they took xrays and the implants are stable, so we will wait and watch for now.
The other good news is that the physical therapy that Teri was doing on Coco helped increase her muscle mass to be within 1 cm of the 'healthy' leg, and as disappointed as some of you might be, there will be no videos of Coco in the Underwater Treadmill, hahameow.
Teri was glad to hear that, as it would be another added expense, but something she would have tried if it mean Coco would be helped by it. Of course, Coco never knew what might be ahead for her in that respect, but she is just happy that she now can have free run of the house again, after almost 2 months!
And Disco's down 3 ounces! So we hope to have good mews on his weekly weigh in on Monday! He got to nom on some fresh wheat grass today, but Teri later read it has 2 carbs per teaspoon...but mostly the cats just snip it off or yak it up later, so maybe he won't gain any weight, hahameow!
Us cats are eating some raw RadCat, but only if Teri mixes it in with Fancy Feast. But it's a start..
And Clem and Hero are doing great and got to meet for the first time today... When Disco met him last week, Disco was a bad cat and sprayed, and then Coco got to meet him, but she was a bit of a diva and hissed at him, and he doesn't need that since that's what the girl kitty he lived with before was like to him.
So even though it's early for Hero to be introduced to another cat, Teri has in her mind that Clem and Hero would make good roomies when/if Hero makes it to that level of his rehabilitation. So today, Teri let them meet and greet for 5 minutes and she will do that numerous times over the weekend, so she can supervise their interactions.
If all goes well, then she will rotate Clem and Hero between the bathroom and the guest room by themselves, also moving their litter boxes when they change rooms, so they aren't sharing boxes yet, until she knows they are ok with each others scents and interactions.
The other good news is that one of the vet techs at VOSM (where Coco had her surgery) is interested in adopting either Clement or Hero! She and her boyfriend have no other pets, which is perfect as the next step in their rehab... to go into a home with no other pets that is close enough to us that if it doesn't work out, that it will be simple to bring them back to the Curlie Swirlie house.
It was supposed to be warm and sunny here today but it's been raining on and off...Sammy got to have some freedom from the 'stud room' and he says he makes a very good
Teri is getting together with her friend, Voytek tomorrow and he is going to help her with doing her taxes (which will save her some money!) and so Teri said she'd make dinner at his place---Minted Pea Soup, Beef Stroganoff and Creme Brulee Ice Cream...
Oh, we thought you'd like to see Brighton schmoozing with Voytek when he came over last weekend. Teri is glad he's a cat lover, too...
Monday, February 20, 2012