Sunday, December 30, 2012

JB's Health Report, and Thank You Grandma!

 This is me, JB.  I am giving you my health report.  I am still sick a lot and throwing up almost daily.  Mom has started giving me 1/4 Pepsi daily to see if that might help.  I still am eating good though and like my fresh snackies at least 4 times a day.  The vet thinks it is probably Inflammatory Bowel Disease.  Mom has to read up on this more because the potential treatment is steroids and mom is afraid to give me any kind of drug because I am so small.  Will keep all posted.

One thing that has made me feel better is this hand-knitted toy filled with catnip that grandma made for me!  It is so soft and I like to lay on it!

Plus, I think it brings out my pretty fur colors too!
Thank you, grandma!  I love it!
~JB

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

White Christmas!

 CocoBean:  Hey guys, it is starting to snow!

 Charli and Armani:  Woot, we are going to have a white Christmas!
JB:  It is going to be cold tonight.  I better get my snuggle on with mom!

 Gaia:  I can't see the birdies through all this snow!

 Chester:  The birdies are over here up in this tree!

 Armani:  I got a great view here!

 The snow came down for hours!

 JB:  It's hard to believe that yesterday I was catching sunbeams, but today I am catching snowflakes!  
Only happens in Texas!

Merry White Christmas!

Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas!

Wishing all our friends a very happy Christmas and best wishes for the New Year!

Love,
JB, Chester, CocoBean, Armani, Gaia & Charli

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Pippi Longstocking?

Sheesh, what is this?

Did my mom suddenly turn into Pippi Longstocking? 
Mom, your socks don't match!
~JB

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Laundry Day

Wash and spit cycle done.  Now into the dryer!
~Armani

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

My New Hat

 Mom got me a new hat recently.

The new hat has too much bling on it.  I like my old hat.
~Charli

Friday, December 7, 2012

Artistic Friday

We call this one, "Chester, Double Trouble".

Happy Friday!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Grumpy Cat

 I might look grumpy on the outside all the time....

...but mom says I am beautiful, inside and out, all the time.
~Gaia

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Google Wants our Green Papers!

 This morning mom tried to help us with a blog post, which is a rare occurrence, and google told us we had no more storage again.  We never bought more storage last time google told us this, but we were still able to post more on the blog.  All was well...

 ...till this morning when google demanded mom give up green papers so we can blog.  
Here's what I think about that!  Take note of how my whiskers twisted with frustration!

 Green papers don't grow on trees.  We hear mom saying that a lot lately.

For meowing out loud!  Here's another view of what I think about google taking our green papers! 
~Armani

P.S.  Update on JB.  JB has been eating well now for almost 6 days.  Very mysterious, how she was so ill last Sunday.  Will watch her for a bit longer and then will likely have to take her for more tests.  
Armani will get his first in home glucose test this afternoon.  We are all crossing paws that mom will be able to test him ok without fainting at the sight of a blood droplet!

Saturday, November 17, 2012

My Birthday Wish

 Mama Gaia:  Happy Birthday, son!
Chester:  Thank you, mama!
Mama Gaia:  What do you wish for on your birthday?
Chester:  Just one thing, mama.  My birthday wish is that I want my sister, JB, to be well again, and my brother Armani to be sugar-free!

 I will dream and purray every day and night, that JB and Armani will be well and healthy.  Armani is doing well with his insulin treatment, so mom has stopped worrying about him so much.

 We are behind on updating the blog, however, but have put updates on Facebook about JB.  
JB has been showing signs of kidney disease, which showed up in her recent blood test.  She has lost weight and has been having a sick tummy, so is not eating too well.  We hope with treatment of subQ fluids and ultimately a diet change soon, that she will improve.   
Mom, of course, is a basket case...

I will cross my paws every day for JB, and for a sugar-free Armani.
I am 4 years old today.  4 is a very important age, and I hope my birthday wish comes true.
~Chester

Pee Ess: A BIG happy birthday to my twin sissie, Sugar, too!  High Five, Sugar!  We are 4 today!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

I Need Attention Too!

 SomeCats in our house are having some issues lately, so I am not getting the attention I so very much deserve.

Here's what I think about that:
"I NEED ATTENTION TOO!"
~CocoBean

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Bartering for Belly Rubs?

 JB: Armani, did you really exchange head butts and kisses, for belly rubs and scritches at the vet yesterday?
Armani: Yes m'am, I did!  If I had to be there all day, I had to get something out of it!

 My brother Armani was schmoozing with everyone at the vet office yesterday again.   
Sheesh, maybe he really is sick and has lost his mind!   
When mom went to pick him up, everyone kept saying: "He is such a great cat!".  
Sheesh.  I'm great too.

So Armani's blood glucose curve results were down from his initial diagnosis of 470.  He was at 266, 287, 273, and 266 on his test curve.  This is pretty good news.  Now mom still start giving him a little more insulin per vet instructions, and we will see how it goes for another week.  Mom will be changing all of our diets slowly going forward, and will definitely be weaning us off dry food, which is very bad for cats.

We will keep updating Armani's progress.  The vet said he was doing really well so far!
~JB

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Priceless!

 Vet check up and blood test - $200
Glucose curve test and day at vet - $167
Insulin and syringes from the pharmacy - $162
Karo syrup - $2.59
...etc
Getting Armani to feel good and be healthy again?  PRICELESS!

We hope Armani's glucose levels go down and stabilize with treatment, but in the meantime, Armani wants all the LadyCats to know that this just means that he is extra super sweet!

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Armani Had to go to the Vet

Mom had to take Armani to the vet yesterday as he was visibly losing weight, but still eating fine.  Just got a call from the vet with his blood test results.  He has diabetes.  Normal range for a cat is under 170 and his test showed 470.  Mom is taking him back to the vet on Monday for a "glucose curve", and he will be monitored all day for a correct insulin level.  Though this is treatable, mom is sad, and she will have to give him insulin shots twice a day forever.  We will find out more next week on next steps in his treatment, as mom has never had to deal with diabetes before.  

For now, Armani is taking a nap and resting, and still looking as doodalicious as ever. 

Monday, October 22, 2012

Photo Bomb Monday!

 There I was, minding my own business, looking exceptionally floofy and super handsome and ManCatly, with all my luxurious furs draped purrfectly over the breakfast table.  When all of a sudden.....

Charli decided to photo bomb and tried to steal my thunder!  
Sheesh, little sisters, what is a ManCat to do with them?
~Chester

Please stop by JB's BIG WORLD here too!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Charli's 3rd Anniversary with Us!

It has been exactly 3 years today since mom met Charli. Charli came as a package deal with her 4 little Angels when mom rescued her from our neighbor's bushes. 

Charli was very scared and skinny back then and she was a dirty girl from living outside.  Just look at her dirty brown foot!

Charli took great care in raising a beautiful family of Angels.

Even though her family was beautiful, this is a reminder to please spay and neuter as not all kitty families were as lucky as Charli's to find good homes.  Charli's Angels were all adopted and we hope now are living happy lives.

Charli, since then, has been living life in the lap of luxury at our house, with plenty of treats, snacks, toys, and best of all....tissue paper!  She is very happy and her furs are now sparkling white!

Happy Anniversary and Gotcha Day, Charli!
 
Please stop by JB's BIG WORLD here too!

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Another Caturday, Just for Us Cats!

Everyone knows Saturday is Caturday, but did you know that every single day is just for us cats? 
Cats Rule!
~JB, Charli & Armani

Please stop by JB's BIG WORLD here too!

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Cat Fight!!

 Gaia: Ooh, Cat Fight!!
Chester: Who do you think will win?

 Gaia: JB for sure!
Chester: You are probably right.  That CocoBean is always causing problems, but she is a real scaredy cat!

 ****YAY, WOO-HOO, ROAR****  
The crowd goes wild!  
And the winner is....JB!!

Gaia: That JB is my hero.
Chester: You need to be more like JB when it comes to CocoBean.
Gaia: But CocoBean SCARES me!!
Chester: You and CocoBean are BOTH scaredy cats!!!

Please stop by JB's BIG WORLD here too!

Friday, September 28, 2012

Cats are NOT Color Blind

I'm here to tell you that cats are NOT color blind.  I know when my purple pipe cleaner has been stolen by SomeCat!
~CocoBean

Please stop by JB's BIG WORLD here too!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Life is Better with Red Mousies!

 I know everyone probably gets bored with my daily activities, but I continue to be very busy with my Red Mousies.

I am quite pleased with myself!
Plus, Red Mousies go well with Red Tissue Paper!
~JB

Please stop by JB's BIG WORLD here too!

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Looking Spiffy for the LadyCats!

 Armani:  I'm in my house taking a bath.  Need to look spiffy at all times for the LadyCats!

JB:  Sheesh, Armani, tell mom to clean your house!  It is overflowing with your furs!  Better not let the LadyCats see this bad housekeeping!

Please stop by JB's BIG WORLD here too!