Jazzpurr asked me to thank you all for your purrs. She is back to normal, although she has decided not to sleep on mom's bed. Jazzy is out and about, but she isn't having much to do with mom now. Mom thinks Jazzy is afraid that she will get scooped up and taken back to the vet. Fred and Lily had appointments with the vet for their distemper shots. Lily is doing quite well since she had her ear surgery in October 2010. She hasn't had any more problems with her ear and abscesses forming. Her weight is holding at 12 lbs. and she is healthy. Fred has gained about 1/4 of a pound since last fall. He now weighs just a bit over 7 lbs. A little thin for his size, but better than he had been. His appetite is still good and his mouth doesn't seem to be bothering him. Fred has lost about six teeth since his last visit. He has chronic gingivitis and should probably have his teeth extracted, but due to his kidney issues, the vet (and mom) said putting him under anesthesia isn't a great idea. He was on a round of antibiotics to help with some minor redness and to keeping infection at bay.
I (Clarissa) finished my round of predisone for my skin irritation and over-grooming issue. I'm doing much better for now. I can't have more steroid injections since I had that cyst develop from the last one.
Lastly, we lost two dear furriends yesterday. Bendy Furr lost his fight after a brief illness. He had been our friend on Meowmail Forum for a long time. His mom does a lot of work with foster kitties, and she adopts those kitties with health issues or special needs that are usually considered unadoptable. We know she will miss her Bendikins as much as we will. Bendy got his name from his very bowed front legs. He had casts on his little legs as a kitten to help straighten them.
Our Aunty Jen's kitty, Willow, crossed the Bridge last night. Willow had taken up residence in the basement because she decided she didn't want to be around the other kitties at her home. Her momma couldn't find her at dinner time and went looking for her. Willow was laying under a table and Aunty Jen thought she had already left. But Ms. Willow hung on a while longer. Aunty Jen was able to bring her upstairs and lay her on a blankie and stroke her furs and talk to her until she closed her eyes and left this world for her new home. Our mom hadn't seen Willow for a long time, but she remembers when Aunty Jen brought her home as a kitten. She was the cutest thing, all tabby and torbie and oh so fierce...until you held her on her back a rubbed her belly. Then she would fall fast asleep. Ms. Willow was 14 years old. Unfortunately, we don't have a picture of Willow to share with you.
We hope all of our friends and family in the blogosphere are happy and healthy!