We thought we would post 2 pictures for each of us to show the kind of Sunday we had. Mine was very easy. I had SubQ yesterday with Dr T and growled at him a bit just to remind him that I was doing him a favor by behaving well.
Yesterday I went for my osteopathy treatment with Dr L. He was very gentle and massaged my hind leg gently. He said I was very handsome and asked San why I was not shedding so much. San said maybe it was the Omega 3 that I was taking.
My week was good. I went to acupuncture on Tuesday and yesterday I went to see my osteopath Dr L as well. I heard him discuss my condition with San. I was glad to hear that Dr L thought that I was so much more relaxed and that my muscles were all in fine condition. I was not pleased that he told San that my overgrooming may be the result of me feeling 'phantom pains' in my limbs. He said he had read all the literature and this may be the reason. My brain tells my body that it's in pain and so I lick my limbs to make me feel better when in truth there was nothing much wrong with my limbs. I fear San agreed with him as she thinks I live a relatively stress free life now. But they both agree that this condition was not going to go any time soon as treating the mind may not be an easy task.
I am gorgeous! I think 'nuff said.
San wanted to post this picture of me allowing her to give me scricthes at night I only allow this at night when I am in the study. I need to keep up appearances of a fierce no-nonsense kitty at all other times.
We are thankful that our commcat Blackie is finally home. He had to be boarded because he had hurt his shoulder and the vet had had to clean the abscess. In addition there were also feral dogs about the carpark and one of the commcats was attacked. Like our little Popps had said before - it's a hard life being a commcat. For now, he is safe.
He has grown much thinner at boarding. He ate a whole can of wet food at 2.30 pm when he came home and also at 5 pm for his dinner. But we think this is a better weight for him as he would have to do a lot of running and hiding.
We had a quiet week and we are grateful for it. Apart from our trips to acupuncture had nothing to complain about. San gave us all omega 3 in our TCM as she knows we will not eat it in our food and she said we appear to sleep more and scratch less. San read that omega 3 will help us with our skin allergies and will help Bujang with his osteoarthritis. Bujang does not have a slip disc (which we are all grateful for) but he has athritis of the spine because of his age (we had an X-ray done for his back last Dec).
It could just be that we are getting into the rhythm again after the Popps' bout of fever. We are looking forward to Popps getting her whiskers back though as she broke them all by rubbing her face on the dining table chairs. Of cos now our dining table has no chairs! San says cats come first then furniture.
Once we finish our bottle of salmon omega 3, San will give us one from sardines and anchovies. We think it would taste nasty but San says we will have to try.
One of these days we will have to tell San that we are cats and not guinea pigs!!
This morning Ms Akira decided to sit with me while I get ready for work. This is the first time that she sat here. She is getting more confidence to explore all the seating places possible outside of the study. She even sat in the canoe twice.
Tanaka, bless his heart, is trying his best to be nice to the girls. He sat here looking at Popps for a bit, quietly. She began by sitting facing him then she decided to show him her back. Tanaka takes all in his stride. He is learning to be a better brother.
We first begin with Ms Akira's thanks. She is doing well and enjoys being outside. Ever since we made changes to her situation she has not stepped into the computer room voluntarily. She loves running about with Bujang and has since rediscovered her love for walks, buy only infront of the house. We wish for her more discoveries that would give her joy.
Tanaka is still full of energy and finds joy in the tiniest movement. He is now more calm and patient and is learning how to live with his sister Akira although he complains to Fern that 'Akira will yell at anything'.
Popps is finding new routines after her fever. She is mellow and sweet and allows Bujang to stare at her for longer periods without growling. She is having some troubles with an allergy which we are still trying to find a solution for. But she walks about the house with more confidence and gentleness.
Bujang accepts his SubQ (at the vet) with good grace and does not threaten to rip the vet apart with his talons. He eats his TCM everyday and is learning to sit calmly when given the meds. He is the calm steady influence in the house and reminds the humans to speak softly and move quietly.
We leave today with our family collage. We have not been here everyday as sometimes San does not take our pictures as she should. We will try to make her more on task. We are delegating the monkey in our midst to do it.