Sunday, January 27, 2013

Simply Sunday Night...Already!

Just so you don't think we spend all our time lazing about...
here we are workin' for our kibble, hahameow!

We loves our Aikiou Stimulo Feeder and pester Teri to Fill 'er Up 
when we want a Nibble 'o Kibble!

And since Teri found a home 
for Coco's Previous Pink PTU

she ordered a new Blossom Pink Sleepy Pod for her. 

They are very spendy, so she said she will buy one a year 
til we all have one--
in chocolate, strawberry and blue, hahameow!

Coco liked the box, 
and she and Disco found the PTU 
warm and cozy, too!

The rest of our Sunday was spent 
following the sun around 
and soaking up some Winter rays!

And making Teri smile!

Hope your Sunday was just as enjoyable!

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Caturday Saturday

While Teri's been exercising 4 times a week,
 and going to physical therapy for her aching back...

Us cats have been thoroughly amused 
by her contortions on the floor...
and who ever heard of SITTING on a ball?!

She snapped this photo of Disco exercising, too...
Do you think that ball makes 
his butt look smaller, hahameow!

After a workout like that, 
Disco says he's ready for a massage!

Friday, January 25, 2013

Fashion Friday

Coco in her Chocolate and Turquoise Harness Dress...
with Booties to match! 
Photo of her wearing the matching ensemble
to follow
 as soon as she stops
flipping them off her footsies,

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Wordless Wednesday...

Yes I can keep working. You are not in my way.
(Two handsome cats, part of our extended family)
Brinkley 'n Percy, Office Assistants!

Oh, and don't forget to Hop on the BlogPaws Wednesday Blog Hop!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

It's National Answer Your Cat’s Questions Day

We would ask Teri
"Why, when we meow at you,
do you just say 'What?'?

We think that is a cop out, just to buy you more time to tap tap tap away on the computer...

Hey Hey Hey Hey Hey...

What part of Meow don't you understand?

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Mancat Monday...Brighton Style

Brighton loves his Red Mousie from West Paw Design
(Notice the paw action in photo #2)

Friday, January 18, 2013

Fashion Friday...Brighton Style!

This is Brighton, back in his 'Show Cat' days, where his nick name of Surfer Dude was our theme!
(Brighton is the name of a beach town in Cornwall)

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Fly Free, Little Pink Pig...

We were sad to learn last night, that our friend, The Little Pink Pig, fondly known as Piggy, crossed over the Bridge...

But he was in his mom's arms and she was able to tell him that is was OK to go to his BFF Vito now. 
She whispered to him that he brought love and joy into her life, and he brought the same thing to the lives of his many friends, too. 

Then she kissed him farewell and he flew away...

So today we visited their blog and went right back to the very first post and read each one and remembered all the hard times and all the happy times they shared.

And this photo was our favorite of them all, so handsome and wise and so full of love that he freely shared with us all... it made us cry to know this sweet mancat was gone.

We are glad that Grover is there to comfort her,  and as much as he pretended he thought Piggy was stinky, he will be grieving, too and need comforting, just like his mom will. 

May time soften the sadness, and may the love they shared bring a gentle peace to their hearts...

The Little Pink Pig

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Thankful Thursday...

'You wanted something?
I haven't got all day!
I'm still waiting...
What, you want to dress me up??
No, you can't put that Santa hat on me,
but I wouldn't mind a Harris Tweed jacket...
I am British, after all!
(This handsome fellow is Furlinghetti, one of our extended family)

Monday, January 14, 2013

It's National Dress Up Your Pet Day!

Coco says "Bring It On!"

Brighton says 'The Dude Abides!"

Disco says "I'm Too Sexy For My Hat, What Do You Think About That?"

They don't call it the Cat Walk for nothing!!

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Mancat Monday...Sammy Style

Who doesn't love a Winter Sun Puddle? Sammy loves it!

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Caturday Saturday...Disco Edition

Since we just got an email from Jen at Young Again, saying that she hadn't read a post about Disco in a while about how he was doing with his IBD... and she was a little afraid to ask. 

It's like that when a friend has a sick kitty, isn't it? One would like to think that no news is good news, but then you wonder if they've gone to the Bridge...

We are happurry to say that Disco is doing great! He just had the Pancreatic panel repeated and everything is within normal limits! It was very out of whack when he was sick! He feels good, plays more and likes his Rx diet and is easy to medicate, so he doesn't hide when it's time to get his meds...that would be tough for Teri.

Disco was diagnosed back in August 2012 with lymphoplasmacytic enteritis and colitis, and as often happens, had pancreatitis, too. IBD is likely due to a variety of diseases that result in an accumulation of inflammatory cells in digestive tract.

He has done well with his meds, which are slowly being reduced, just enough to keep his symptoms at bay but to control the inflammation. Each change in dose and food has been done in 2 to 4 week intervals--slowly so to know what the response is. 

Right now, he gets 1 mg budesonide, a steroid, once a day and is about to go to every other day. He started out on prednisolone (not prednisone as many cats can't metabolize it as well). But Disco became diabetic, so we switched to budesonide and he's doing great on that. Budesonide is utilized by the intestines with minimal absorption by the rest of the body, but doesn't work well in all cats. 

Disco also gets Vitamin B12 injections once a month--they are easy to give! He gets that because IBD cats also have poor absorption of B12.  

And he is also on Leukeran, because the biopsies showed some 'round cells' which can be a precursor to cancer. He gets the Leukeran in a cycle of 3 days on and 18 days off. So he has his own calendar with his meds on it, so Teri knows she gives it on time!

He started out on Hill's z/d food, and  Teri added Royal Canin Rabbit about a month ago and will wean him off the z/d this month. Just to make it easy, Coco and Brighton are eating the same thing...

She eventually would like to have them on Nature's Variety Rabbit Raw diet (as the gut vets say rabbit is the least protein reactive to cats) but we don't really know if that is part of Disco's issue.  

The supplements he takes are organic psyllium powder (Konsyl) 1/4 teaspoon twice a day, and he was on Fortiflora but a holistic vet I know didn't care for the animal digest in it, so on his recommendation she switched to the brand Rx Vitamins for Pets Nutrigest. He gets 1/4 teaspoon twice a day of that, too. 

All us cats are eating the same food with the supplements mixed in, so she's not really sure how much Disco is actually getting, but heck, they are good for any tummies, hahameow!

Anyway, that's our Caturday update on Disco...who is just happy to know that he doesn't have to put on a Santa Suit again for a while, hahameow!

Oh, and don't forget to Hop today...we will visit some new blogs and make time to visit our old friends today, too!

Friday, January 11, 2013

Feline Fashion Friday...Coco Style

OMC! It's Coco, getting her Rock 'n Roll on!
She just has to have one of these to match!

Because she's thinking about attending the PawVogue Party in NYC on Feb 9th!

Our closest friends know Teri kinda has a 'Cat Carrier' obsession...So it's not unexpected that she's been looking at Fundles, too...

and even these...named Pinkaholic, hahameow!

and she thought these, in pink and chocolate, were very stylish, too...

Guess you can kinda tell...they have Coco in mind, not Disco or Brighton!! Although, she did find some 'luggage' that's more our manly style!

and this manly model!

So far, she's just been window shopping, but we wonder if the guy in the brown shorts will be delivering us a package (that we won't be too excited about) soon...

Monday, January 7, 2013

Tabby Tuesday

Coco's beautiful coloring never ceases to amaze me....
but you can't really see it in this shadowy photo...

Here's a better shot, showing off her Brown Patched Mackerel Tabby pattern

Here's some 'action' shots of her playing with her new West Paw Xmas Mouse!