Monday, August 19, 2019

Tylan the Troublemaker

Tylan wrastles Carmine.
Carmine: Mom. Mom. Mooooooooooommmmmm! 

The Mom: Tylan, be nice to your brother.

Carmine: Moooooooooooooooooommmmmmmm!!! Heeeeeeeeeeellllllllllllllllllllllp!! Hims won't leave mes alone!

The Mon: Tylan, you gotta be nice to your brother. Come over here and sit by me instead.

Carmine: Why does hims has to get in my face so much? Mes hates it when hims does that!

The Mom: Carmine, he just wants to play. He is a youngin' and doesn't understand what it's like to have old bones.

Carmine: But hims is so annoying when hims does that! Mes means, mes is glad Tylans is feeling betters and all, but why does hims have to bother me so much?

The Mom: ::Chuckles:: Oh Carmine. Don't you remember when you were the little brother? You used to bug Lita all the time. Remember how much she didn't like it?
Tylan wrastling Carmine.
Carmine: But Mooooooooommmm........that was different. That was fun! This not be fun!

The Mom: I think Tylan would beg to differ.

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

A Few Words on Wednesday from Carmine

Carmine hanging out in his heated cat bed.Hi everyone, it's mes, Carmine!

A few months ago, when mes gotted my annual bloods work done, my sugar tested high, so the vet and the Mom decided to lower my Pred dose. My sugar is still high, but mes is no longer in the "diabetic" zone. 

Unfortunately, the lower Pred dose has caused my little joints to hurt more from the arthritis. Mes is on adequan once a week, but mes is still having a lot of pains. Mes is having trouble giving myself a nice bath. 

My fur actually got all matted and tangled, and the Mom had to comb thems out of my furs. That did NOT make mes happy! Now, hers gives me "brushies" with the comb just about everyday so mes doesn't get anymores tangles or mats in my furs. Mes tries to bite the comb when hers does this. Mes has never liked being brushed. 

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Tuesday with Tylan

Tylan lounging on the couch.
Hi everyone, it's the Mom with an update on Tylan. 

On July 3, Tylan went to the vet for another stem cell therapy treatment. He is not progressing as we had hoped, so the vet called the CEO of the manufacturing company, and he said they had had some success giving another cat a double treatment of stem cells, so that is what we are going to do tomorrow. Tylan will get a double dose of his stem cells. 

Tylan was having a lot of asthma trouble at that point, so while we did not want to complicate things, we decided to give him a depo medrol injection because breathing is kind of vital to living...

I am waiting for a Flovent inhaler to come for Tylan. As soon as it does, he will start on Flovent for his asthma. I hope it is helpful for him. 

Tylan has good days and bad days. I'm trying not to take you all on the roller coaster ride I'm non with him, but if you want to see more updates about him, just let me know in the comments.

Monday, July 22, 2019

Happy Birthday, Angel Lita!

Happy Birthday, Lita

Dear Lita,

Today, would have been your 16th birthday. I remember being so happy last year when you turned 15 against all odds, and I wish you were still here with us today.

Lately I have been missing all the little things about you that made you, you. I miss the way you used to poke at me for my your chicken at dinnertime and the way you would swipe food off my plate if I looked away for a minute. I miss the way you used to poke at your food to make sure it was dead before you ate it. 

I miss how you would always hang out near me while I wrote or watched television. You often laid close enough to me that I could just reach over and pet your soft fur often. 

I miss your sweet yet demanding little mew when you wanted someone to feed you. 

I miss your hugs. I miss how you would purr and tweet when you were really happy. 

I miss watching Meerkats with you, how you'd get so excited to see the meerkats and wave your paw at them like you were trying to reach through the screen and play with them. 

I hope that they are throwing a big party for you today at the Bridge with all the chicken you could eat and all the catnip your little heart desires. 

We love and miss you. 

Happy Birthday, sweet angel.

The Mom, Carmine, and Tylan 

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Thankful Thursday

Hi everyone!

We are way behind on our Thankful Thursdays! Those who follow us on Facebook have probably already seen this good news, but we wanted to share it with everyone!

Back in January, I entered the Cat Writers' Association annual communications contest. I was only able to dip my toe in the water, but I was really excited to submit my one entry.

I received a Certificate of Excellence for the article I submitted! I was really thrilled about that!

Then, CWA had their annual awards banquet at their conference. I wasn't able to attend the conference this year (but I hope to someday!). After the awards banquet, the organization sent out an email with all the winners of the Muse Medallions and Special Awards.