August 23, 2010

Yet Another Vet Visit.

The Big Yellow Hallway Monster and I just got home from the vet. Crystals in our urine ... we haz them. (Well, HE has them. As far as we know, I'm fine.) So now BYHM has a new stash of canned food that's just for him, and he's going to get to eat fishy pudding twice a day instead of just once. Gotta thin out all that nastiness in our little urinary tract, dontcha know. We also have a new tube of calming ear goo ... everybody's getting a schmear. (Well, not the Big Acoustic Kitty, because it's not good for diabetics. But everybody else can have some.)

And BYHM has broken a new weight record for our fur-babies ... 18 lbs! That's a full pound heavier than Ziggy was at his peak! (Ziggy still holds the record as the tallest and longest cat we've ever had, though.) So the canned food is a bit of a balancing act ... we need the extra moisture, but we need to make sure we're not overdoing the calories.

In other cat news, Electric Mayhem and Big Acoustic Kitty are doing fine. (knock wood) As a matter of fact BAK's diabetes seems to be in remission right now, so he's trucking along without his insulin shots. The Little Grey Kitteh continues to enjoy his outings from the guest room, as well as his one-on-one time with me in the evenings. With BYHM at the vet, LGK got to spend an extended time out of the guest room this morning ... a little too extended, it turns out. I wasn't paying as much attention as I should have, and he and BAK had a little bit of a run-in with some minor aggression and tail-puffing. (I think LGK came around the end of the bed and discovered BAK helping himself to LGK's kibble.) Since every other time they've been around each other, things have been pretty good, I'm chalking it up to too much stimulation and not enough supervision. Bad Kitty Mama!

So, that's that. We did get our act together over the weekend and weed out some unnecessary items and put them up on Craigslist in an attempt to undo some of the damage caused by the recent (and still-to-come) vet bills. No nibbles yet, but we're keeping our fingers crossed.

In other news, fall semester started today and I have to go back to work tomorrow. But let's face it ... nobody comes here to read about that stuff. :-)

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