Back to Normal

The purrkids are definitely relieved to have Kama out of here so life can return to its normal patterns. Freya happily reclaimed her spot last night beside Jackie on the futon, in Jackie’s room which was off-limits while Kama was here. Trick’s aggression is fading, and most of the gushifuds from supper and breakfast disappeared like it should. And teh Cory-Bear, well… apparently I exist for the sake of, every time he yells, dropping everything and going to him to pick him up and cuddle him. A tad inconvenient when I’m working on cat toys, since it means a lot…

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‘Bye, Kama!

Kama’s off to his foster home as of a couple of hours ago. Well, it’s a foster home now. Whether it will stay a “foster” home, I’m not so sure – he’s such an easy cat to love! He’s going to be happy there, whether it’s forever or for now. Earlier today, well, he had his vet visit. Apparently he has a heat murmur (II out of VI in severity), but that’s not so bad, really. Overall, doing surprisingly well after his ordeal, and nearly ten pounds despite being underweight! Treated for fleas and worms, got his shots, and getting…

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New balcony enclosure

Because it’s very easy for cats to get badly hurt by spending unsupervised time on a balcony, and because my purrkids really REALLY like being on the balcony, one of the first things we did when we moved in was devise an enclosure that would keep them safe. The landlord objected to the full-height full-balcony one, so we’ve gone through a couple of versions that were lower than the balcony railing. That way, through the summer when it’s hot, we can just leave a couple of low windows open and the cats can wander in and out at will, enjoying…

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Cory the marsupial, part two

These pics are of Cory in the “cradle” position from the YouTube video I linked to in the previous post. He isn’t staying in it all that long; I think he’s still getting used to the idea. However, he doesn’t resist while being tucked inside, and he’s certainly smart enough to have figured out what I’m doing. Once he’s settled securely, he starts to doze off, even if he’s visibly trying not to. He can be startled awake by noise or motion close to him, but then the eyes start to drift closed again. I think it’s helping. He still…

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Cory the marsupial bear

So. Angel having crossed the Bridge on Monday (you can see her whole story, with the ending, on this page), we’re all grieving and all having some serious adjustments to make. Trick and Freya are both demanding a bit more attention than normal but are largely okay. Cory, however, is having more trouble. For as long as I can remember, he’s only been willing to cuddle in the bathroom – it might be connected to his repeated sinus issues, my sitting with him and the steam helping, I don’t know – and he summons me there with kitten-cries when he’s…

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Angel’s progress plus a photo-bomber

More detail than anyone really wants to know, but some cute pics. Poor Angel’s reaction to the meloxicam has been, to say the least, bad. It’s been almost 48 hours since her third and last dose. I’ll spare you the grim details, but, well… large and extremely fluffy cat with very bad diarrhea means a lot of laundry, a couple of emergency fur-clippings in areas she was unthrilled about, and dropping everything to come running when she uses the litter-box in order to clean it, her, and change her bedding. Cory was not very happy about being unable to reach…

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Angel’s lameness, update

Well, it turns out that the surgery for Angel’s knee would cost a little over $2000 (Canadian). That’s a tad out of our range. There are some things we can try to make her more comfortable, but ultimately, the only real solution is to stabilize her knee by essentially creating a new artificial ligament. Our options are dwindling. She had a bad reaction to the Metacam – diarrhea, some limited vomiting and decreased appetite – so that has to stop, which means no anti-inflammatory to help with the pain or the swelling. The office manager is trying to find out…

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