Saturday, April 6, 2013

Caturday Saturday...

Where have the past 49 days gone??? Did we take an extended nap? Where have we been? Inquiring minds (and nosy cats) want to know!

Yep, that's how long it's been since we have composed a blog post! We don't know what's gotten into Teri, but if we were going to do a Performance Review on her (which by the way, is long overdue and may be part of the problem---No consequences to bad behavior!!) she would be fired and replaced with a servant who really is at our beck and call!

Teri's been very busy at work with some extra duties and by the time she gets home at night, she says she doesn't have any brain power left to put pen to paper, so to speak. By the way, she uses the same excuse for not exercising!

And to top it off, she is going on vacation next week, so while she should be packing right now, we insisted she get back on track and write us a Caturday Saturday post! We think what really pushed her into it is that we are a 'Featured Member' on BlogPaws Community today and well, it would be kinda embarrassing if we had nothing new to say!

So what have we been up to? Well, Sammy and Disco had their COHAT's. What's a COHAT? It's a Comprehensive Oral Health and Treatment and they both had to have teeth extracted because of resorptive lesions, Disco 1 tooth and Sammy, 2 teeth.

As you can see, Sammy has very few teeth left because of resorptive lesions! He had that major procedure a few years ago and he put on weight and did so much better without those ouchy teeth in there! He still eats dry kibble, along with canned food.

Teri started adding Oxyfresh to our drinking water to help with gingivitis and plaque formation, so we hope that helps. Teri says she thinks it will cuz it's actually keeping our water fountain cleaner!

Oh, we got a new fountain, too! We had a Drinkwell 360 and we liked it and Teri said it was easy to clean. But Drinkwell came out with a new version, The Pagoda, that is all ceramic and Teri feels better about that. And it was on sale, so that's even better!

Let's see, what else... Oh, we 'celebrated' Mardi Gras and here's the proof!

And the B & B has been a getaway for a two kitties the past couple of months, too. But only one gave his consent to post his photo, so here's a pix of Czechers, a handsome tuxedo older gentleman cat. He is a wonderful guest and easy to give his meds to, and loves being brushed! We give him a large low litter box so it's easy for him to get in and out of, and he comes with his own automatic feeder so he gets a little meal every few hours. 

What else has been going on? Well, last month we got one of our extended family back, due to severe environmental allergies in this families young son. Teri is committed to being there for the kitties she's brought into the world, and she was happy to take Al back and see if she could find him a new home someday.

He has always been an only cat, so he is not sure how to interact with us, but he loves humans (and kids) so even though he is 12 years old, Teri thinks he would be happy in a new home. 

Al arrived on March 15th and had the guest room to acclimate in and this past week he has met us and there's been a few swatting matches and we don't like sharing Teri's our bed. While Teri's not home, Al is confined to keep us all 'happy'. 

She took him to the Vet (aka her day hunting job) and he passed his exam and labwork with flying colors and while he needs his teeth cleaned, cuz he has a resorptive lesion too, he is in excellent health for a young senior!

But today, on the stairs, there was a confrontation between Al and all us kitties and Teri had to throw a towel on Al and shoosh the rest of us away. Al was the aggressor, and Teri said it happened cuz we were all 'trapped' on the stairs and none of us could escape with discretion and valor. 

So we are back to step one and Al is separated from us again. She might try him on a behavior med to see if that helps, and of course, we always have Feliway plug-ins going in the house anyway. She says Al is a little like Sammy, in that being alone for so many years makes a kitty not have the social skills to live happily in a multi-cat home and adjustments need to be made to keep everyone happy and safe.

And then last weekend was Easter, and cuz Teri is trying to get enough holiday photos of us to make a calendar, we obliged her with sitting for some more costumed photo shoots!

OK, Teri says she has to get on with packing for her trip, so we'll let her stop for now, but we promise to be back tomorrow with some news about her trip and the B & B we will be staying in while she is away.

She says she will dictate our posts while she is on the road, and she says that she will visit our friends and let us all know what you have been up to, too! We hope you all are having a Purr filled Caturday!

Oh, and don't forget to Hop today, too!


  1. That's a great update. We had seen Al on your facebook page but wasn't sure who is was. :) We are glad Teri is committed to all the kitties. You guys need to give him a little break though.

    Sounds like a busy spring.....

  2. Good to see you post again. Have a good vacation. Hope Al and the kitties soon integrate.

  3. Wow! 49 days!!! Great update. Terri is a great human mom. We hope it's not 49 days before we hear from you again.

  4. Sounds like a very busy time indeed! Our human is asking what brain power is, because she doesn't remember, it's been that long since she had any. ;-)

    Tell Teri to have a wonderful vacation and to bring you all back lots of presents and treats.

  5. It's great to hear all your news! Sorry about the teeth problems. I have those lesion thingies too, but so far have not had to have any teeth out. The vet froze my mouth and did a "procedure" whatever that is? Also antibiotics helped. Tell your mom to have a great vacation. Love Austin xx

  6. There has been lots going on with you kitties! I hope Al finds a nice home where he can rule supreme!

  7. It has been a while, but Terri sure caught us up with everything! Thanks for the share...XO

  8. Nice to see you all and I think my Dad will be seeing you at BlogPaws. That poor Al, I feel bad for him.

  9. Thanks for the updates! There sure has been a lot going on with all of you. We hope Al learns to live with all of you...and you with him. :)

  10. We really love the updates, and the pictures of you all for the holidays!
    Thank you for the lovely comment on The Cat Blogosphere. Your words mean a great deal to us ~ Thanks!

  11. I'd say you were busy! Nice to hear from you again, and see all the photos--except those teeth!

  12. So great to see all of you! Disco, Mommy says you are handsome as ever!

    Tell Teri to have safe travels and enjoy her vacation. Happy Sunday. XOXO

  13. Oh my poor lover had to go to the dentist & have a tooth pulled & I wasn't even notified as next of kin so I could be there holding his paw the whole time. Your human iz so fired! I am sending all my love & purrs to my beloved. (let's hope they get there!) And we are sending love to poor Samuel too and Big Al. Right now I have a stinky hurty paw and That Woman is trying to decide what kind of glucosamine she could give me and if it really works. We know your human is busy packing but if she has any helpful suggestions of the otc stuff I would be grateful. I've been imprisoned for a week now & I can tell you I ain't havin none of this!

    Loves & purrs to alla youz
    Ms. Stella O'Houligan

  14. oh my cAT you guys have been busy! Al, we sure do hope you get a new home where you're an only kitty with kids to play with! Sounds like exciting times at your home right now with the B&B room taken up by Al.

    LOVE the photo shoot - Coco you're glam as always!


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