Penny’s Tips Volume 134


Hi everyone. Thank you for the purrs and prayers for Emmy. I thought I’d let her tell you about her road trip before my post.

I had a long day. We left at 7:30 am and got home at 4 pm. My appointment was at 10:30 and we were there at 10:15. I had to have an echocardiogram and a blood pressure check. My bp was out of control because I was taken off the Amlodipine a couple weeks ago. I am now back on it. Mom and Grammie had the nerve to go to lunch because it was going to be a while until the vet could drain the fluid from around my heart. And they didn’t even bring me any food. And all I got for the long trip was this catnip heart. The ride was twice as long so I should have gotten 2 toys. At least mom doesn’t sing when she is with Grammie.

Sorry Emmy, that sounds like an awful day.

Mom has been decorating for fall. She really loves fall most of all. I found some freebies online to help you decorate and get some fall cleaning done. I hope mom gets the hint with the cleaning list.

The Clutterbug Blog has 5 free printables. Some of the printables on the site cost money, but if you scroll down, you will see the free fall ones as well as some other freebies. Click here.  

And the blog, Adore Them Parenting has 30 free Fall signs to print and frame for your walls. Click here. 

And now some words from mom- Cats with congestive heart failure live 6-18 months. I already know Emmy is on borrowed time with that liver growth, but even 6 months sounds good right now. The cardiologist upped her dose of diuretic, but we need to be careful because she has stage 3 of kidney failure. Poor kitty has so many issues She is such a sweetie though. I will do anything I can to have more time with her.

We are joining Comedy Plus’ Happy Tuesday Blog Hop

Tomorrow we will have some photos of Rosie helping home school Gremmie.


  1. Sounds like a wearing day for everyone. Emmy’s a little trooper. Thanks for the tip, Penny. Ellen, I hope you have as much time as possible with Emmy. XO

      1. I also take Lasix. It’s an excellent diuretic. We had a cat that was taking Propulsid until the FDA pulled it off the market. At the time, they were trying to get it approved for veterinary use. But yes, humans and kitties can take a lot of the same medicine (but not aspirin or a lot of other NSAIDs).

        1. In the past, I had cats on 1/2 baby aspirin, but it can damage kidneys. There is a new blood thinner for cats, Clopidogrel that is safer.

  2. Oh, dear, little Emmy, maybe even my cousin as a Tuxie, we are so sad for your problems and sad for your mommy. I hope you have time with your mommy and lots of snuggles. Being ill is so difficult and painful….

  3. Dear Emmy (and her Mom!) have a lot to deal with. We continually pray for her and hope she is with her family for as long as possible. We know she’s in the best hands possible. HUGS!

    Love, Teddy

  4. Sending purrs prayers and POTP. Emmy we know your mom will do what’s best for you.

  5. Aww Emmy that does sound like a long day and no foods is hard to overlook! I am thinking there was a good reason for that and your catnip heart with hugs and kisses on it was for making up for the whole day. Funny about your Mom’s singing. I will continue to pray for Emmy. I so understand you wanting to have more time with her. Penny we certainly know how much your Mom loves fall and Halloween. Your tips are sure to help her!

    1. I manage to get all the meds into her by mushing them into some gravy and syringing it in. XO

  6. CHF is silent and quick. My Hazel was diagnosed and died on the same day. She also had a large inoperable tumor pressing on her lungs and heart so she was very uncomfortable. She had had a clean bill of healthy one month before. The vet missed both CHF and the tumor. She was relatively young — 12. It was very sad. The vet had said they could help eek out another 6 months with the CHF but not with the tumor. RIP Hazel! Hugs for Emmy and we all wish her the best.

    1. I am sorry about Hazel, that must have been awful. I am hoping for at least 6 months, but the liver growth is getting bigger. XO

  7. I am sorry that the trip only got you one toy! Hopefully things will ease up for Emmy, but if not then do not dispair. The joy of a good life had now, honest, kind to others and true, will mean a better life to come.
    Gentle purrs

  8. What a long day for you and for you mom. Sending you tons of prayers and hugs.

    Thank you for joining the Happy Tuesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Happy Tuesday, Ellen. Scritches to all the kitties. xoxo ♥

  9. Charlee: “You are such a trouper, Emmy!”
    Chaplin: “We will keep up the purrs for you to have lots of time yet here with us!”
    Java Bean: “And we dogs will keep up the tail wags!”

  10. Mum and I are sending comforting thoughts, strength and purrs to Emmy.
    We know you will take the best care until it is her time to go.
    Hugs and purrs,
    Mum and Julie

  11. Is today Joanie’s BDay ? The Cat Blogosphere link said so – happy BDAY Joanie !

    Emmy we are sending you purrayers and POTP and much love – that catnip heart is just to show how much you are loved.

  12. Mee-yow Emmy you are s true truepurr to go thru so much!!! Tripell POTP to you!
    Yore mee heart iss so purrty. Pleese take yore meddycin an rest an enjoy yore Life with Aunty Ellen.
    Penny GRATE tipss purr usual.
    An Aunty Ellen wee send you lotss off support!
    ~~~head rubss~~~BellaDharma~~~ an {{{hugss}}} BellaSita Mum

  13. Emmy, we are catching up! We are glad you survived the Vet ordeal. We keep you in our purrayers and Penny, we too love fall, but Mom has been too busy to do any decorating in the giant mess that is the house due to disruption due to new floors. Keep being AWESOME Ladies! Purrs Marv

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