Hi All! I've been very busy with no time to post. Have had a very sick kitty for the past month. Kezzie has had a very hard time. First, he had some type of trauma to his jaw and had to have all his teeth pulled from the left side of his jaw including his incisors and then had to have his tongue repaired. We don't know what happened (he doesn't go outside?) He is a jumper and likes to get up in high places and we think he hit something when he was jumping down from a high place. He came through this like a trooper. Then last weekend he started with some behavior that usually signifies a UTI so off the the vet he went again this Tuesday. Seems he has a bladder stone ... his bladder is the size of a walnut and the stone was the size of a marble so he was really uncomfortable. Came through the surgery fine and brought him home last night. He is having trouble getting to the litter box so he is being confined to one of our bathrooms much against his will. I am going to call the vet to see if this is normal after surgery. After all this expense, I've decided to get cat medical insurance for my cats. I've signed up Kezzie and Oscar so far and will get the rest on board over the next few months. I checked out several companies and the one I chose was the easiest on my pocket book. I've got a $250 deductible for each cat and then a co-pay of 30%. This way I can recoup some of their medical expenses for illnesses, routine check-ups, vaccines, and dental cleanings. The company I went with is PurinaCare
Now a little about Halloween and cats from my Vet's office: He suggests keeping your little furry babies indoors on Halloween, especially our little black kitties. You might want to keep your kitties in another room with the door closed when opening the front door for your trick or treaters so they don't run outside. Use candles around kitties with caution - they could either get burned or knock the candle over and start a fire (this happened to someone in my church recently from a kitty knocking over a candle in the bathroom). Also, candy or gum sweetened with xylitol is toxic to kitties. And remember all forms of chocolate can be harmful potentially resulting in poisoning or even pancreatic inflammation from the high fat content.
I hope you all have a great weekend ... I have a thousand chores to finish outside before it gets too cold, so you know where I will be this weekend. Happy stitching and Happy Halloween.