Tortie Tuesday

Happy Tuesday everyone! Tuesdays are medical days so I will give you an update on my kitties. Fortunately, things have been going well ( knock on wood ,three times).  I brought Polar Bear in for his blood work and his thyroid medicine seems to be at the right dosage. He has even gained over a pound since he started on the medicine several months ago. He always has sneezing and runny eyes which are from his herpes. The vet said in an ideal world I would get a test to see if there are any polyps causing this. Being that it is not an ideal world and he has been like this for the 7 years that I have had him, I am not going to do that.


I also brought KaTwo in for her rabies shot. She had a little bump on her head too that I wanted to be sure wasn’t a mast cell tumor-it was a scab 🙂  She does need to be on a diet though, 15 pounds is too much for her size. I won’t mention any names of who fills her bowl when they come to visit ( hint: Phoebe loves this person very much).


I will probably bring Lucy for blood work fairly soon. She is 16 and I know at that age, 6 months is like 2 years to us. Other than needing thyroid levels checked, hopefully we won’t need any other visits to the vet.

And here is Penny for a tortie Tuesday photo:007Around this time 3 years ago, she appeared in our yard. We asked around and no one was missing a cat so finders keepers 🙂



  1. Jurrah fur Polar Bear feelin bettur an fur all thee good mewss there Lady Ellen! HHMMM mee finkss thee purrson who iss so-o luvved mite bee a sirtain Grammie purrhapss, mew mew mew….
    Penny doess look allot like mee Mumma Tori…so purrty!!!
    Pleeze give Purrince Phoebee mee kind reegardss an **nose kissess**..ok maybe ejust reguler **kissess** mew mew mw..
    ~~head rubss~~ Siddhartha Henry~~

    1. You are correct- it is Grammie 🙂 Penny says thank you and Phoebe sends her love and nose kisses and paw kisses and one regular kiss too 🙂

      1. Sendin ****paw kissess**** an ~~~head rubss~~~ to all of you there an Grammie allso.
        Yur all so wudnerfull an sweet an make mee so happy 🙂
        ****paw kissess**** Siddhartha Henry xxxxxxx

        1. We will tell Grammie for you XO You make me and my Mom happy too my sweet purrince XO

  2. Gee, and I was thinking of complaining in a future post because TBT is planning to bring me to the VET for one of those butt-squeezings.. I will just shut up an count my blessing-mice! ~ IZA

  3. Glad everybody is healthy these days…………That’s great that Polar Bear has gained some weight back. I’ve not gained ANY since I started on my thyroid meds……but then again it’s less strain on my arthritis that I’m light as a feather!

    Hugs, Sammy

  4. I’ve been debating with myself about finding a new veterinarian for Chuck and Angel and wondered if vet’s give a discount if you bring in more than one cat at a time…do you get a discount (for your huge clowder?), Ellen?

    1. I do not get a discount 🙁 When I bring 2 cats at once, I pay $50 for the first office visit and $40 for the next plus all the other charges. I think I should get a discount. My niece works there and she can get discounts on her 3 pets ( 3 is the limit, but their discount is 75%). Some vets may be better about that so I would ask around if I were you.

  5. So glad to hear all the check ups turned up so well.
    It’s a little stressful sometimes when we take them to the Vet.

  6. guys…sure grammie’z name mite bee missin frum thiz post 🙂 but we gotta say yur all lookin good N way happee yur chex up wented sew well…N de best mews….de werd diet iz now…. noe longer a loud ….az part oh any purrsonz speech two a cat !! ♥♥♥

    1. Yes, Grammie is the guilty one 🙂 I agree that word should not be allowed.

  7. Good news all around! We think Polar Bear is adorable. He looks very good . Our Angel Tulip had a thyroid condition too but she always looked so thin! Esme has runny eyes too. I’ve try putting her on Lysine supplements on and off but I really don’t see any difference. I think it is because she is so tiny, her immune system isn’t great 🙁

    the critters in the cottage xo

    1. Poor Esme 🙁 That is an older photo of Polar Bear, I don’t have a lot of him looking at the camera because he is deaf so it is hard to get his attention. Millie hasn’t gained weight like Polar Bear did, it must depend on the kitty.

  8. ***nose kissess*** to Grammie xxxxxxxxx
    **nose kissess** to Lady Ellen xxxxxxxxx
    ****paw kissess**** to Purrincess Phoebe XXXXXXXXXXXXX
    Siddhartha Henry =^,.^=

    1. Awww….you are a sweet purrince- nose kisses to you too and Phoebe wants to know why she doesn’t get a nose kiss too 🙂

  9. Oh Purrincess Phoebe mee did not know you liked **nose kissess** allso!! You can have as many **nose kissess** an **paw kissess** as you want!!!
    How’ss thiss mee Rainbow Gurl????
    Purrince Siddhartha Henry xxxxxxxxxx

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