Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Happy Tuesday

Well, no sooner than mom was home from North Carolina, she packed up and took off again! This time she went to Merrillville, IN to see the one and only Alice Cooper in concert. She met a bunch of her friends there and they all went to the concert on Thursday night. This was her first (and maybe only) Cooper concert for this year, so she splurged and bought herself the VIP meet and greet package. There were 24 others in her meet and greet group, but mom said Alice took his time with each and everyone of them. Mom talked with him about movies and and asked him if he has had a chance to visit the Waverly Hills Sanatorium that is in Louisville, KY. It's in the list of the 10 Most Haunted places in America.

And here is a picture of mom with Alice taken at the meet and greet session:

He signed the back of the bobblehead that is on the table, the album cover that mom has in her lap, and a few other things. Mom has lost count of the number of times she has met him now, but she still says he is absolutely one of the nicest people she has ever met.

And now for news about us cats!  Both Daisy and Memphis went to the vet on Caturday.  Daisy was due for her annual exam and rabies vaccine. She also got a claw trim and her ears cleaned. It's a good thing too! Her little ears were filthy!!!!  Daisy got a clean bill of health and is good to go for another year.

Mom took Memphis in because of his hiding issue and not seeing him eat. Dr. R. couldn't find anything wrong with him except some gingivitis. He was weighed and he has lost 3 oz. since last November. Since Memphis's annual was due next month, Dr. R. thought it would be okay for him to have his rabies vaccine. He also got a nail trim and ear cleaning.

When mom got home she began filling up our food bowls. Memphis was eating some kibble and he totally freaked out. No one was bothering him and he just cried out and took off running.  Later on mom fixed him a bowl of canned food and let him eat in the bathroom with her. He ate like he was ravenous and then the same thing happened. He took a bite of food and then started screaming and yowling and growling while he high-tailed it into the corner! He had his ears laid back and he hissed at mom!

Memphis went back to the vet yesterday for a re-check of his mouth. Mom thought he might have a bad tooth. Dr. G. saw him this time. She called mom and said Memphis's gums were badly inflamed. He ended up having his teeth cleaned while he was there. The vet said his teeth were fine. Now he is home and on Clavamox for the next 10 days. Hopefully that will take care of any infection he has in his gums.

Memphis stayed out of the closets last night, but he shunned mom! And he hid from her this morning!!!!

It's always something at our house!


  1. We're glad Daisy is fine but we sure hope the dental cleaning does the trick for Memphis.

    There ARE products that can be rubbed on a cat's gums to help (your vet might sell one or more of them, or you can check on, but of course the cat in question has to learn to tolerate that. :-)

  2. Well Mom sure did have a grand time!

  3. I wish I could see Alice too. You lucky thing. And I am very concerned about your baby, Memphis. Please let us know.

  4. I hope that once his gums recover from the cleaning that Memphis is better. I know two different vets saw him, but I am wondering if they both missed something. It sounds like something in his mouth was awfully painful.

    P.S. Although my human was a rock journalist for many years, she never worked with Alice, but she ALWAYS heard such nice things about him from those who did/do!

  5. wow! How cool for the mom! She must have had the best time (with the exception of missing you)