*Don't worry san. I feel nauseous only sometimes. It's ok.
*he told Fern to tell me not to worry to much about his nausea last Sunday at his reiki session. I am thinking of getting him a raised saucer or at least put his saucer on another bowl so it's raised. It may help him although he is suspicious of this. I tried it before but I guess I would need to try again. He did eat his wet food last night and this morning though.
San thought I should blog for today since I am so much better in my body and mind. San said I have stopped gnawing at my skin until it breaks all the time and THIS is a cause for celebration. Last week I only had a tiny one and we put some antibiotic cream on it. We both feel that it was an achievement for the both of us. I know san feel thankful for this. I can't help smiling under my pillow case.
Here I was waiting for Adrian, my osteopath yesterday. I was so relaxed that gradually fell asleep on my tiger. I have never done that before.
Here I was falling asleep. Adrian told san that my body was much better and I was a very relaxed kitty. He was quite amazed at how well I was doing. I was also not so stressed in my head. He checked my bones and said they were all in alignment. THAT is good news as well.
My sister Popps was also in a good place. She had started to play with her lion and sometimes she throws him out of her bed as he was taking too much space.
Here she was giving him a lesson about playtime. She carries him about as well.
My brothers Bujang and that orange one Tanaka are also doing well. Huh? What do you mean I need to talk about them separately? Oh well, if you insist.
Bujang is also doing well. He has taken his TCM medicine without much fuss although he still needs to be persuaded to take the calming medicine. He is also much more playful and would run about with Tanaka more. San thought his back was better but Adrian said it was still a problem. The thankful part was that it was now stable and has not become worse. Adrian suspected that Bujang has chronic back pain. San said that was not good news. But Bujang seemed to be able to do the usual things okay so maybe it was not very painful now. Bujang told Fern that he 'could manage' the pain himself. But san will try to tell the needle doctor about the chronic pain next week. San thinks Bujang should still go eventhough he hates the needles.
Ya. My orange kitty brother is always napping. San says maybe he is a little bored as san has gone back to work. But at least now he is eating his wet food more times than not, although not as much as before. He does not irritate me as much as I am much more fierce and will tell him off. I know he is getting the probiotics and now he has his own tray of grass as well. Although I don't like him much, I hope he gets over his nausea and eats his wet food as enthusiastically as his dry food soon.
I am pleased to be the poster kitty for today. San says she has never seen me so pleased before and wanted to capture it here. It is true. But lately, san has been telling me that I am pretty clever for leaving my fur alone. I think I am as well. Eventhough I am going to the osteopath today, life is looking pretty good.
Popps loves her purple mouse and would sit guarding it all day if she could . The rest of the amigos don't seem to take to mice much so she gets all the toy mice in the house. But this purple one she loves with all her heart.
I would first like to fank effuryone who tried to encourage me to eat. san gave me the probiotics and I fink it is working already. Last night I ate some wet food for dinner and this morning I ate most offur wet food as well. I do not like the renal wet food and so san did not give it to me. I eat wet food fur ordinary cats. I fink I was nauseous some weeks ago as I was a little unwell and had fever on and off in the evenings for two days. But when I went to the vet, he said I was ok. He took some offur my bloods and there was nuffing but the kidney fings to worry about. Then offur course the white cat Popps worries me as well. I am still trying to adjust to not being the one in charge. I don't see how I can do this well. san says maybe I am a little stressed and therefore felt nauseaus. I hope to get a lot better sooner than later.
I think he just wants a change of diet. He does eat his renal kibble. He loves it a lot. So his morning I just gave him kibble for breakfast which he eats enthusiastically and last night he had kibble as well instead of wet food. He told Fern that he felt some nausea some weeks ago and that may be why he is off his wet food. I decided to give him some probiotics and wheatgrass to settle his stomach but if cos the grass will be here some time later as he only eats grass in trays.
He quite likes this probiotic and eats it without fuss. He gets it twice a day. We will see if he gets better. I don't think it's wrong for him to just eats kibble but as he has kidney issues it's probably better if he eats wet food as well.
I think he is a little out of sorts and has not been eating wet food although he eats his renal kibble. I tried putting some tuna water on his wet food in the mroning to no avail. The *acupuncturist said I can also try putting catnip on it. He is a little low on energy as well as he has to watch out for Bossy Boots Popps.
*he is not having acupuncture, just 2.5 ml parsley water to clean out his kidneys.
We have had a good week. Eventhough san is back at work, she does try to spend time with us although we think she should spend more time.
I am trying to find my way in this new situation. I know I would not win the fight with Popps but I am trying to figure out our new space. San says it will take some time for me to find my way and that is true. I am used to having things my way and so now I am a little confused. San told me to cheer up. Maybe I will. I will have to see.
I do not mind the needle doctor. I have now 2 more needles for chi. He is very gentle and speaks softly to san and I when we are there. What I do know for sure is that my fur is growing after 5 years and I bite through my skin only sometimes. The warm sea salt bath is also working well. However the TCM does not taste good and I try to get it out of my mouth by salivating. The needle doc gave san some catnip to put in my TCM as it might make me salivate less and eat more of the herbs. San says she will try. The needle doc also gave san some catnip seeds to plant. We will see if san has the green fingers for that. I doubt it but we will see.
I have been here close to five months. I have been trying very hard to negotiate my space here. I have learnt to relax a bit more and to play more. I love my purple mouse more than any other toy. It's doesn't squeak but that's ok. I have many more things to learn but my favourite routine is the 8 pm one. At 8 pm I get into my cage and I wait for night snacks. I don't have to sleep in it any more though. I only use it to eat in. I now sleep on the washing machine or on top of the fridge or in my red bed. San puts my red bed in the kitchen at night and closes the glass door. I am now used to sleeping the whole night through in one place. We'll see about the rest of the months though.
No. I do not want to open my eyes. I am pretending that the needle doc is not going to see me again. San tells me that my fur is softer and my skin is not too dry with the TCM. I am also slimmer as my digestion is better. I still do not like the TCM and I can smell it in my food. But I eat it anyway as I know it will help me get better. BUT do not ask me to behave better with the needles. I absolutely refuse to calm down!
Today is acupuncture day for both Bujang and I. Eventhough the post is for Saturday Easy, I am not making it easy for san to get me. Hiding under grandma's bed is one of the safest places to be and I plan to be under there until the time for the appointment to the needle doctor. Wish me luck everyone.
Saturday Easy will be for me as I will not be going to any doctor. I plan to catch more sunpuddles later on. I managed to touch Akira's butt yesterday and got time-out here. So it wasn't such a bad time-out. She screamed at me and san told me to behave. It was not my fault if she was not looking out for herself! The time-out was worth the shenanigan as I had never been able to do that!! It was so worth 2 exclamation marks.
I heard Popps say that I am a spoiled kitty. I must say I can't help it. I am just lovable. I sit on san's lap every evening and I only need to meow at her to make her sit still. I have also grown much in confidence and am actually glad that Popps is living with me. I told Craig that even though we may not be friends, I am grateful that she is here as there is less focus on me and Tanaka is afraid of her.
San tells me my fur is growing although very slowly and I am more outgoing these days. Life is better now for me with Popps here. She is a strange kitty with strange habits but she is ok.
No san just wipes me down as she thinks I need a bath to clear the 'grime' off my fur. I was a downstairs cat for 10 years and so there is much 'grime' on my fur. Also I have been licking my belly and so she thinks the sea salt will help.
I am thinking whether I am a spoilt kitty like my sister. I must say that now I am. I have many toys and the boys allow me to walk about freely. I am grateful for that.
Today we would like to say goodbye to our friend Chit who left for the bridge yesterday. She was a Diva in life and we are sure she would be a Diva at the bridge as well. We know her brothers and our brothers were there to welcome her last night. Fly High Chit!
I like sitting on top of the fridge. I know this used to be Akira's favorite place but she told Fern that it was ok for me to sit here. She is ok that sister of mine except she is still spoiled! But that is what life is.
I like it here more and more except for the evening cleaning up routine. I don't much mind being wiped down with warm sea salt bath but I wish san would stop trying to clean my ears! There must be a limit somewhere.
We continue to play hide and seek.
I know he knows I look at him when he is 'not' looking at me.
As you can see we are all resting for the weekend. We know san has our back and as we had been working very hard to take care of ourselves and grandma, san gave as many treats but not as many we deserve.
Yesterday Akira and Bujang went to the pokey doctor together. From that we knew that normal life had begun again.
We give thanks that our days without san passed without much grief and we were all healthy and happy, even grandma was not grumpy.
On another note, please purr for our good friend Chit who is not feeling so well.
For our first formal entry for this year I thought it best we have our own say. Here I am sitting on what used to be my rainbow bruffer Totoro's favourite seat by this window. It was his favourite as it is the highest seat and he could be left alone to rest. One of the sides is no more as I had accidentally kicked it and san decided that it would be better like this and easier for a cat like me to get into. Tanaka sits here sometimes as well to get away from Miss Bossy Boots.
The bottom has a hidey hole but none of us had ever used it. It is too close to the ground for safety and comfort.
I don't usually sit here in this cradle as this seat belongs to Bujang and no one crosses him. Yesterday I got into it as he was busy sleeping the effects offur his acupuncture session. I am trying to find my way again in my house as the white cat keeps chasing me. No, I don't fink it's the same as me chasing Akira. San seems to fink that I should be more understanding offur my sisfur Akira as I now know what it feels like being chased. It is NOT something I am prepared to comment on at this time. I am only glad I don't have to go to fur acupuncture eventhough I have some kidney issues myself. San is giving me parsley water in a syringe once a day fortnightly with 2 weeks off. All three offur us excluding Akira is on a renal diet. San told me that she would consider what steps we have to take once my June blood test is done. Please purray that it will be better as I don't fancy the pokeys.
San says this is a good picture to see all of my beauty :). It also shows my tail. The mom at Katnip Lounge asked me if my tail is kinked at the end. The answer is no. I have a short tail and some white fur at the end of it. The only cat with a kinked tail is my bruffer Bujang and offur course my rainbow bruffer Megat.
Ok. It's time fur me to rest and relax. I am also giving san my back as she told me next week she has to go to camp for 3 days. I don't see why the human beans can't take care offur themselves and need san to babysit. I am not pleased.
I told Fern that for the first time in my life I have a family who loves me. It is also the first time that I had so many toys to play with and I sometimes forget myself. I am also trying to find my way and am having some difficulties with territory and relationships with the others. The difficulty is I want to expand my territory and power but san thinks I should try to negotiate rather than intimidate. These days I get many more time- outs as san said I should never sneak up on the others when they are resting as family is where everyone feels safe and secure. I now have 3 bells as san says it's only fair that everyone can hear me and so the field is quite equal for everyone. She said I was a warrior cat before but now I need to be a family cat. I am learning slowly but I know this is where I want to be. I now am not allowed in my favourite red cube. It's a long story that I will tell in a later post.
This is still my favourite pose. It tells others that I am not a cat to tangle with.
I still hope to be able to sit quietly with my family without getting chased my my bitter Tanaka and now by Popps. I know she tried to sneak up on me several times as I heard san telling her to stop. I do not mind the acupuncture sessions much and am better at eating my meds. I now have more fur on top of my head and behind my ears. My fur is also growing slowly. I try very hard to stop biting my skin but I sometimes can't help it. At the acupuncture sessions I try to comfort my brother Bujang as he is still scared of the needles. Yesterday I had 3 new needles for my 'chi' to flow better. I know it will be a long process but I trust san and the needle doc. I know the needle doc likes me and he thinks I am a special cat as not many cats would allow him to poke the needles without fuss, actually I did not make a fuss at all. san usually sits close to me and sings us both a lullaby as we sit together. I am looking forward to be a calmer cat this year.
We hope that everyone of you also had a good week into the new year. We wish for everyone happiness and joy.