Thursday, May 03, 2007

Catblogging - Alex and the Wild Kitty

Alex has a new vet so we got him a whole slew of tests run, just trying to find out more about all the things going on with him. Here he is at the vet. Look at that face!! That's the look that makes us do his bidding... except that he would rather not have endured the 2 days with the IV and wearing this crazy getup all night. Looks like a little Super-hero, doesn't he? That's what we told him.
Alex has Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), which we knew, and now he's been diagnosed with Pancreatitis. He is also dehydrated. So, even though he doesn't have to wear the silly cape anymore, we have to hydrate him every other day with a sub-Q needle and fluids. We've got pain medicine for him now too, which I'm sure he will appreciate. He has probably been needing that for awhile. Poor little Alex. He is a trooper.

Last week we went to a benefit for Thundering Paws, which is a no-kill shelter and rescue with mostly cats. We donated Duncan's canned food to them, since none of our 3 remaining cats eat that stuff. Marc Gunn played his "Irish Drinking Songs for Cats" set, which is a lot of fun. Marc is obviously as cat-crazed as any of us.
You can hear Wild Kitty, and even get your own copy right here at the link (CD Baby).

Tags and links: Friday Ark - Carnival of the Cats - This week's carnival is at When Cats Attack - -

PS: And here's one more mention of Duncan being Catmodel of the Week last week. We miss our little D-man.


Nava said...

Very neat that Duncan won Catmodel of the Week.

jams o donnell said...

I hope things work out fine for him.

Ellie said...

Alex was probably my fav when I met your family, well aside from you and Mr. Blueberry. His facial expression in that photo tells the whole story

beepbeepitsme said...

LOL@ wild kitty. I loved it.

Me said...

You are a good person, Blueberry. I tend to judge people by how they treat their pets, and you are a shinning example of a good person.
I'm so sorry you lost Duncan. Nothing else to say.

Mando Mama said...

Hey Alex! What's going on? You are looking pretty slick in that blue thing. Gilbert's mom just decided today to try the sub-q thing, since his numbers started creeping up again. I wish you cats could TALK because it would make it so much easier for your human parents to figure out what you need!

Tell you Momma I said howdy!