Thursday, April 19, 2007

Catblogging - Alex is filling out his form

Alex would like you all to know that he is doing MUCH better. He hasn't gotten much attention on the blog lately because of Duncan being in a lot worse shape, but Alex has given up a couple of those 9 lives in the past few months and is now coasting along with just a few bumps here and there. Last November, his vet OD'd him on Flagyl and he nearly left us, got over that for the most part, but was still spiraling down with malabsorption and weight loss so that by February we thought we were going to lose him anyway. Then we changed his food (and I guess the B-12 shots helped too) and he has gained nearly 2 lbs! That's a lot for a little guy who was down to 6 lbs. and has weighed as much as 12 lbs. in the past.

Alex is 16 years old, and he's starting to look it, but he's been having some crazy hours, climbing the wall, and being feisty and cantankerous. That's our Alex. Feeling better and looking better too.


He says "take a picture, it lasts longer", so I did. Here's looking at you, Alex. (I am thinking that Alex should have a pair of sunglasses. It would complete his look. What do you think?)


Tags and links: Friday Ark - Carnival of the Cats - This week's carnival is at The Scratching Post - - -

10 comments:

Nava said...

Good thing he still has 7 souls, the brave little guy.

Undeniable Liberal said...

Alex certainly isn't camera shy, is he?

K T Cat said...

He looks like a rough and tough little guy! I'm glad to hear he's doing better.

Blueberry said...

He loves the camera, and definitely not people-shy. Rough and tough too, but lovable. He's like Keith Richards... (without drugs)... he could have been a rock star. ;-)

Mariamariacuchita said...

He is inscrutable, as really intelligent cats often are.

Riley & Tiki said...

We are so glad he is feeling better!

Aloysius said...

I'm so glad Alex is feeling better. He looks pretty pleased with himself, as he should be.

Mando Mama said...

Such a dude. He is far more handsome than Keith Richards, and I bet he didn't snort his daddy's ashes, either.

Good grief! They give cats Flagyl? That stuff is nasty! Eeeek!

Blueberry said...

He was prescribed several times over what could have been a lethal dose of Flagyl, ended up with seizures and other neurological symptoms. Click on the "Alex" label for some older posts on that whole business. Yes, he will be seeing a different vet in the future.

Blueberry said...

MM: Alex would not have snorted his father, but he probably would not have hesitated before using him in his kitty litter. ;-)