2005_0204kittens0001…when she was just a little pippin.

Now, almost two years old and still very  “girly” compared to her rumbunctious sister. And racing about on the artificial hip with (mostly) no problem.

But yesterday…I took her to see Dr.D.

Sporran here:  this is about me so I’ll tell the story,OK?

Dinah thought I was “not very well” so she stuffed me into that nasty box-with-the-locks and would not even give me a chance to explain that I was “really alright. Sort-of…”

Anyway, Dr. D. (who is a real cuddle man!) squeezed my tummy (!) and then he told Dinah that “this needle is a godsend as it delivers a 14 day dose so we don’t have to get 14 pills down them.”

And then he picked up this needle.

It was ENORMOUS! And he jabbed it into me!

Well, maybe I don’t need to have a pill every day, but man! if they come at me again with this needle I’ll show them my needles. I have a full working set. And don’t you forget it, mister!

Dinah: We’re hoping (and so far, so good) the antibiotic will do the trick. Chronic cystitis would be miserable for anyone and Sporran’s had more than enough drama already in her short life.

Why? How? Life is as much a lottery for cats as for us. She’s on a good (make that very good!) diet, as are the others. And I don’t feed her exclusively on dry biscuits. Hell! They fare better than us some days!

Anyway, today she is much perkier and has already chased several skinks, butterflies and her sister.

Dinah is muttering something  about dashing away with a smoothing iron. Personally, I think she ought to be getting dinner sorted, but sometimes human are difficult to train.

kitten sketch _0001

<This is me!

And this is me and her   >   kitten sketch _0002

(And she’s drawn us too fat!)

And we are black! says Geiger

11 thoughts on “ON THE SICK LIST AGAIN!

  1. Love the kittie sketches. I’m having the same problem with my male cat Busby. He too has chronic cystitis, which is extremely life-threatening in male kitties since the crystals can cause a blockage that can kill them in 24 hours. So after buying nothing but premium cat food for 2 years of his life, and making sure he has water and canned food too, we’ve how done 2 weeks on tranquilizers (to relax the bladder), six weeks on prescription cat food and if the next test comes out OK, I was told we can either do a daily giant pill broken up over regular food (as if he’d eat it) or switch to a different prescription cat food that is not at all premium (first ingredient pork by-products–yuck!) for life. Keeping the two cats fed separately is a huge challenge too. So, all that said, I know what you’re going through and it’s not fun. But as you said, it’s really just a matter of luck what we or are pets are faced with healthwise and at least we’ve got good medical care for them.


  2. tara…yes, but sometimes the adventure can be a bit too scary!


    jana…poor Busby! My vet has done 5 sex changes for cats with stone-blocked penises. Good luck with the science diet.


  3. Laura…thankyou; Sporran is much improved. And thankyou for the sketch compliment.From someone as adept with a brush as you…well! 🙂


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