Tuesday and the Naughtiest Kitty

Happy Tuesday everyone! Today is Medical day, but first Phoebe has told me to announce the winner of her contest. There were a lot of naughty kitties like Dezi tipping over her mom’s wheelchair in the snow, but she didn’t do that on purpose. Flynn was funny stealing the clothes off of a robin ornament, Scylla bit her mom in the nose and Raven broke a Galileo thermometer. We had a few cord biters ( luckily no one got hurt) and Madi was quite the wood gnawer when she was younger, but one kitty family had so many stories of destruction and naughtiness. So the winner is……Critters in the Cottage for destroying lamps, knocking whole chickens to the dogs and pulling framed paintings off the wall.

For medical day, I will give you a Joanie update: The vet called me yesterday afternoon with good news. They got all of Joanie’s mast cell tumor this time, the margins were clean. Thank you all for the purrs and prayers- they truly helped. She gets her stitches out Monday and she will be happy, she hates being a cone head.

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For Tortie Tuesday , I went to Petfinder and typed in my zip code and Tortoiseshell. PAL, the shelter I crochet toys for, had one: https://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/27637722/ Poor Autumn has been at the shelter for over a year because she is FIV positive. I hope she gets a forever home for Christmas. We are hopping: Tuesday's Tails Badge

Tortie Tuesday and Mast Cell Tumors

Happy Tuesday everyone! Today’s health topic isn’t happy, but I wanted to write about it because awareness of so many diseases can lead to treatment and full recovery.

As you know, I brought Joanie to the vet on Wednesday because of a small bump. She will have it removed for safety on Nov. 7th during a teeth cleaning. The reason I worried about it and took action was because of something that happened to Lucy ( the kitty that recommends books every Friday).

Back in 2010, I was trimming her nails and noticed a small bump between them. I figured it was a wart or something, but got it checked. It was actually a mast cell tumor and her toe had to be removed to be sure everything was caught. She recovered quickly and was stomping around like a peg legged pirate the same night. Here is some information in more detail: http://healthypets.mercola.com/sites/healthypets/archive/2012/03/05/common-cancer-for-pet-dogs-and-cats-mast-cell-tumors.aspx . If your cat develops any kind of growth, it is best to have it checked out by a veterinarian.

Today is also Tortie Tuesdayso here is Penny in her butterfly costume with a little help from her dad:028 030Do you like my Scream guy in the background? I haven’t had a giveaway in a while, but I will be doing a small one on   Thursday and another starting November 1st.

Tortie Tuesday

Happy Tuesday everyone. Tuesdays are for Torties and being that we have one, I figured we would participate. Penny is a cutie and very sweet to us, but she sure can hold her own against the boys. 003

We used to have a Persian tortie named Sabrina and she was a sweetie. She passed away in 2012 when she was 18. She only had 3 legs because someone brought her in to get declawed and the vet left the tourniquette on too long so she lost a leg. The strength she developed  in her other paws to compensate was amazing. I adopted her from my sister and had her for 7 years. brina

 

One of my biggest pet peeves is declawing. I can’t believe any vet is willing to perform this mutilation.  It amazes me how ignorant people who have it done choose to be on this subject. I know all my fellow cat lovers feel like I do and are as opposed as I am, but we need to educate everyone. Being that today is medical day, I thought it would be a good time to discuss it. I am also going to continue the discussion on Thursday ( behavior day).

You all know it is like cutting off the first joint of your finger which no one would choose to do. After surgery, the poor kitties have a risk for infection and can’t do what they are instictively programmed to do. They are also at greater risk if they get outside.Please spread the word against declawing.

Have a nice day everyone! Only one week to Joanie and Sammy’s party!