Catching up – Cory, June 10

I don’t know HOW I missed putting the videos of Cory’s first tub-hockey game AND the videos from his last trip to the Humane Society to get all legal here!!! Cory’s tub-hockey game: At the Humane Society: First one is cut off abruptly because of a discussion in the background that it wouldn’t have been appropriate to record and post: Cory’s exam, deworming, vaccinations, and microchipping (thanks, Martha!!!) Afterwards, ready to go home: Original post blogged on b2evolution.

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Cory and Loki at the Vet

Cory met his vet today, for a check-up and his booster shots. Loki needed his six-month check-up for his asthma and his borderline kidney problems, too. Sean was in a lot of pain so I went alone, with both cats in a single large carrier. Neither one really had any problem with the short taxi ride there. The driver actually recognized Cory and I from one of his school days. We were a little early, but that’s okay; they got Cory’s info from the HS into the system, and we went to the cat side of the waiting area. I…

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Yay!

I spoke to the Humane Society yesterday — our application for adoption is all approved! Okay, no real reason not to, since they approved us as a foster-home, but now it’s official, we can belong to a Cory-Bear forever! Next Wednesday, he goes in for his second set of vaccinations. At that point, I’ll finish up the paperwork, pay the adoption fee, he’ll get microchipped, and he’ll have his forever home, officially and legally. It’s questionable how thrilled the big cats are, since Cory’s going through a seriously rambunctious phase just now and pouncing on them every time he gets…

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Loki’s health

Part of this, near the beginning, is probably already in the previous post, but I’m going to try to cover everything. This may be a little long, because of that. If you want just the summary, read the part in the box below. This is really, really not how I wanted to start a year I was hoping would be better than the last two… Loki was diagnosed in May 2007 with borderline elevated kidney values. A change of diet has kept it controlled, with no change in Nov 2007 and Aug 2008. Due to more pronounced weight loss recently,…

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Memories of Nermal

Today marks five years since I made a final trip to the vet with my beloved feline friend Nermal.  Two and a half months before, he had been diagnosed with renal failure – which was fairly far along by the time we caught it.  From the day of his diagnosis on, my life was a blur of struggling to find ways to fight it, which turned into struggling to find ways to make him more comfortable and make sure he wasn’t suffering.  I was in college at the time, trying to create a better life for me and my cats,…

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Happy Adoptiversary, Trick!

Today, four years ago, Trick showed up on our doorstep on a cold, drizzly day, a cute small black-and-white cat about six months old.  Loki had been yelling by the front window for hours off and on. And, after a few hours in a back room with a comfy kitty bed and food and water, he started howling incessantly.  Since he showed every sign of being a housecat, we cautiously let him out.  He promptly began to act like he’d been there forever, and instantly became Loki’s shadow.  I’m actually kind of happy that we could never find out where…

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Furry alarm clocks

Yes, I am referring to cats. I mean, it’s dark when the alarm clock goes off, and I am not a natural morning person.  I’m keeping the alarm set because if I revert to my preferred natural schedule of being up until about 2 am and then sleeping until 10 am, I’m going to have an awful time when I go back to school.  Plus, Loki and Sean both need meds on a fairly regular basis, and since there’s no alarm clock created that can wake Sean up (okay, be fair, he’s on heavy pain meds and has sleep apnea…

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Wee-hour Reflections on Cats

This is based on various thoughts I was having at three a.m. So.  I’m lying here in a queen sized bed, in the middle of the night.  Beside me is Sean, sound asleep, and as usual, an earthquake probably wouldn’t wake him up. A few minutes ago, Loki jumped up on the bed and started demanding my attention.  He’s been with me virtually all of his 13 years or so, and I can pretty much pet him in my sleep — in fact, I’m told I have — but he was restless as well.  He curled up against my stomach…

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