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Friday, October 13, 2017

Flower Friday

Today Friday the 13th and we are celebrating it on

We had lots of fog earlier this week.  It always reminds mom of this poem.


The fog comes 
on little cat feet. 

It sits looking 
over harbor and city 
on silent haunches 
and then moves on.

Below you will find an assortment of technicolor as seen
at Logan's Trading Post last weekend.

 These paintings was in Seaboard Cafe 
TOGM likes hot air balloons from the ground

Mums everywhere in every color

Pansies are the happiest flowers!! 
Always smiling 

Pumpkins in every color

and gourds galore

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

Angel Sammy and brudder Teddy

Today's 4 word challenges are 
rain, run, ruin, rabbit

Is you a rabbit: a true story

When my sis was a wee girl of about two
there was a ritual all must keep.
 After her teeth were brush and feets
were in her jammies way down deep,
She would run to her bed
Prop her head on her pillow
I'm ready she said.
I've selected a special book that must be read.
Neither rain nor wind would ruin reading time.
As mom read sis's eyes got heavy, the sandman
was close. For a few extra minutes,  mom sat trying to be still.
Mom felt a sneeze about escape against her will
Oh no she thought this surely wake sleepyhead.
Mom *wiggled her nose trying to ward off the explosion.
Sis was a tease often playing 'possum with mom.
She gently touched mom on the arm and said
Mommy is you a *rabbit?
Laughter erupted throughout the room.

UPDATES on Pilling and eating and such

Monday night  MOM mad a special trip to the grocery story to buy a package of lean hamburglar (that is what my sis called hamburger when she was a wee girl).  She divided it into 4 parts and froze it individually.  She browned a portion, drained it and cooled it.  About the time my nose got a whiff of the meat cooking, Mom bellowed Madi come quickly .I ran so fast my whiskers were blowing.
It was my very first tasted of hamburglar in my life and I love it.
I get it as a treat one time a day.  Mom thinks it might stimulate my appetite.

Pilling is no easier.  Yesterday Mom literally took matters into her own paws.
First she hid my pepcid in some Purina soft chicken treats.  I ate them w/o even noticing
Then she put my my daily dose of  cerenia pill (1/2 tablet) in the soft treats.  All we can say is that must be one smelly pill 'cause one sniff of them and I tucked my tail and ran like the wind.
I heard Dad says well what are you gonna do?  Mom say, I will get the pill in her one way or the other. I just haven't decided how.  She went into her bag of tricks, pulled out a tube of
LaxaNip(for hairballs) which I love. She buried the pill in big glob in a teaspoon .I heard her coming too late.  She had a most determined look on her face.  She picked me up, sat me on the vanity in the master bath, shut the door (that is never a good sign). She got my mouth open and in one swift move she got the glob of LaxNip off the spoon with her finger and on the back of my tongue before I could
say Meow!
Moral to this story is when a Mom is on a mission nothing will stop her.
Ruby and Summer mom has joined the ranks of the moms who poke their fingers down our throats.
She says to thank you moms for being the trendsetters!

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Tuesday Tales

Now that the sun has moved in the sky this chair is my favorite spot most afternoons
On October 2nd mom was present along with the flashy beast to snap this series of shots.

If you missed my health updates please click here

Monday's Vet visit update
Kidney levels are up a tad but not horrid. It has been a gradual increase since January but never a lot. Dr. S says values matter but he treats the patient not the values and how the patient acts and looks.  I got another cerenia injection, a convenia(antibiotic) and blood work.  I will continue my daily SubQs.  Dr. S checked with our local compounding pharmacy about the cerenia.  It is $250.00 for a month's supply.  It is compounded with almond oil for adding to feline food. Unfortunately they do not compounded for rubbing on ears.  If you cat has a sensitive sniffer and tucks tail and runs, due to the smell and taste of almond, you are up the creek with a boat load of almond oil.  They tried other flavors but the cerenia clumped in those. Supposedly cat's like the flavor... LOL That pharmacy has not meet Madi's discriminating palette. 
Brian and crew thanks for the suggestion though!

Monday, October 9, 2017

Monday Madi Mews Update

Greetings and Salutations my furry, feathery and unfurry friends.
I thought I'd give you a wee update on how I've been doing.  As you all know, I've had age related
health problems recently.  But no worries nothing I can't handle with the help of my peeps.
#1 News is I have come to accept my SubQs as my new norm.  Not to say I like them and I occasionally have SubQ daymares which involved daggers, fangs and spitting; however, Spring my Bunny  is very comforting during said daymares. Every time I go to the Vet they have to take the top off my PTU to get to me.  I get my exam sitting here and I don't budge.  So TOGM (the old gray mare) had a brainstorm.  She decided to try giving SubQs in the bottom half of my PTU. Much to the surprise of Dad aka SubQ stand and TOGM I don't move and I am quite calm. We don't have a clue why?!!
We are all **supercalifragilisticexpialidocious happy😻
(TOGM actually only missed 2 letters when typing this word)

The rumor mill aka TOGM says I am still the 😈 reincarnate when it comes to taking my
pills.  I truly turn in to the cat in my daymares above.  Mom even took me to the vet to have them watch her give me pills.  Guess what I was a sweet💓 there.  MOLMOLMOL guess we all know who is boss of me....ME!!  No I will not take it in a pill pocket, a soft treat, in butter or cheese or HAM.  But I will find the pill spit it out and eat the HAM!!  A kitty has her standards.  HOWEVER, TOGM pulled a fast one on me she bout an itty bitty kitty size mortar and pestle.

 She gently crushes the  takes out all her frustrations on pills.  She then gingerly sprinkles them over a fresh serving stinky goodness aka Fancy Feast.  I eat MANY mini meals a day so that keeps
my delicate Diva tummy from getting dangerously close to exploding.
Some days I'm really hungry other days not so much.
TOGM says being my loving mom is a full time job.  Sometimes I have extra good exciting days where I do wild and crazy things (stay tuned for tomorrow's post) and some days I'm very quiet, don't appear to feel very chipper and don't really move from this chair too much.
Come to think about it that sentence could actually describe Mom and Dad too. MOL

This makes the peeps very concern but I try to tell them worry doesn't change anything and that things work out and we just have to roll with the punches and punch back.

Our Motto:
We three seniors taking one day at a time living and loving life together.

TO THE ABOVE which was prepared on
Friday, 10/6/17
We tell things like they are here.  Mom says she probably jinxed me by writing the first part of this post.  Saturday 10/8/17 was not one of my better days. Starting at about 4 pm on Saturday, my tummy was MOST unhappy.  At one point mom thought we might have to go to the ER vet clinic for a nausea shot on Saturday night.  Thankfully it calmed down after midnight. I got thru the night w/o any more distress.Sunday morning I had mini meals maybe a tablespoon each...but they didn't settle well either so I had to go to the ER Vet at 11 am on Sunday morning.
The nice lady vet (whom I hissed at several times) gave me an exam everything sounded/felt good except my pp which was rather diluted.  Mom mainly wanted them to calm my tummy distress for today so they gave me a Cerenia injection.  Tomorrow morning I'll be seeing my vet to see what his
recommendations are moving forward. Obviously with kidney issues are no fixes only management as long as you can keep the nasty toxins under control. Mom will let him run some blood work to check my levels.
 I'll let you know what he says. 

** When mom looked up supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, to check the spelling, she also found out these interesting facts about the word.
The roots of the word have been defined as follows:
super(above), cali(beauty)fragilistic(delicate)expiali(to atone) and docious(educable),
with the sum of these parts signifying roughly "atoning for educability through delicate beauty"
According to the Mary Poppins film it was something to say when you had nothing else to say.
However, it is commonly defined as extraordinarily good or wonderful.

This word is for sure a $25 dollar word.


Sunday, October 8, 2017

Sunday Selfie Cat on Her Head

except we are changing it to My cat on her head

Also tomorrow we will post an update on Moi, Madison D Cat
Tuesday October 11, 2017 will be 8 weeks since I had the one time only 
slow acting 6 week cortisone shot, which boosted my appetite and filled me
with spit and fire.