Archive for the ‘chewing the cud’ Category

Let’s be real

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When I decided to make Stop and Eat the Flowers, it seemed like a great idea. I have mental health issues, and had a slew of physical health issues, and telling myself to create something – it was therapeutic. I don’t feel like leaving the house: Write something. I put off chores ritualistically, but made […]

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Father’s Day card finally cleared New York from the U.K.

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View this post on Instagram Father's day card arrived from @ameliaillustration The layover in New York was 😷 with USPS THIS IS NOT A COMMISSION! ISN'T IT LOVELY? Someone else has a Tommy, too. And that cats dad is a HERO! #etsy #fathersday Today is Tom's 3 month-post I-131 @fetchacure #spidercat A post shared by […]

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Shop local

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We live around a decent agriculture area. When Tom came back from his hospital stay, and it was time to make him another batch of food, there was no turkey in any grocery store. His father didn’t want me to substitute chicken, which was great, BECAUSE THERE WAS NO CHICKEN EITHER. There was also no […]

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B.F.F. PLAY (Paté Lovers, Aw Yeah!)

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I’ll admit, I never had much reason to recommend B.F.F., other than it being another cool line from Weruva. It’s been fish-based, and my bourgy girls don’t eat fish, they only eat shellfish. Otherwise we stick to the land creatures. I was researching foods to send Tommy with during his 4 1/2 day hospital stay, […]

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That was longer than I thought

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It’s nearly July? What’s going on with you, besides washing your hands and not touching your face? Did you buy any of your masks from TheCatBall? April flowers sure didn’t bring May flowers this year. Princess Yue Pajama Pants finally got her first physical and labs at the vet. She’s 11. Stewart had an ear […]

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We’re doing a new #Basepawscats Cat DNA experience

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Basepaws provided us with Catkits in 2017 in exchange for documenting the process, reviews, interpretation, realistic expectations, etc. Basepaws provided us with a free Catkit for Stewart 1 year ago, after accepting him into their research program because of his asthma diagnosis. What’s going on with the Catkit process now that Basepaws got their deal […]

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February was Pet Dental Awareness Month

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What were we doing? Not getting Dentals. Yes. I am as disappointed as you that I didn’t have any new dirt to post here, but there was a good reason. Hyperthyroidism likes to play with your liver, heart, and even the kidneys. Tommy had a grade 4 heart murmur and was ineligible for general anesthesia. […]

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Lala and the GoFundMe re: Tommy hyperthyroidism

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Hyperthyroidism in cats – Tommy

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He is a hot mess. He has a heart issue, elevated liver enzymes, and his T4 is a 15. We started the methimazole on Friday, sat down with his vet today, and he’ll be back at the vet next week to draw blood, check his levels, and adjust his methimazole. Am I even spelling that […]

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Basepaws Catkit DNA testing update #10

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Woo! All three cats have now received their health reports with 100 clear. What does this mean? (nothing) No…wait…they are not at an increased risk for diseases and conditions based on the DNA mutations they tested for, but nothing says they will stay well. Activity, diet, exposures, and even pure chance can still get these […]

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