So first I wanted to thank everyone for the wonderful comments - they really do help me to feel better on sad days. I will be doing another non-cat post on 8/9 for my parents anniversary. See my dad wrote some books on our family history, and so I was looking at them (I found another picture of my mom I was going to add to the one of her and Misty, but then I couldn't get it to scan - because the book won't stay in the scanner, it will take two people because it just tips out). It is funny our blogoversary is two days before.
Anyway, lets see, Kirzon is so far being good about his pills - they have a meaty flavor/smell added so I think that is way I am able to hide them in the pill pockets. He found it once but I just put it in a new pill pocket and it was fine. No change in the nasty breath, but it has only been two days. There wasn't any drool on his pillow so that was a good thing.
So Lola, she may be headed to the vet because she is still peeing. But only on the bed or the couch. On Sunday Brad was sitting on the couch, on top of a blanket with a new blanket also there. Lola walked up to him and was by him for a minute and left. He put his hand on the couch and there was a river of cat pee! Now I will admit I needed to clean the litter that day and hadn't yet but there was at least one that was perfectly clean she could have used. There have been a few more spots on the bed too (they are usually dry when I find them - because the other cats find them and make that "I smell cat pee" face). So I am debating taking her to the vet to get checked out. I am going to watch her for a few days because honestly she isn't acting like a cat with a bladder issue, she is acting like a crabby old lady who is pissed (the kittens are getting a lot braver with her and Virgil has been chasing her for the past couple days - which is not unusual but it goes in spurts). I just don't know what to do if it is the angry thing - I guess covered in plastic will be the way we live for a while. If we need to separate her so she can be calmer we will have to figure that one out, but no matter what she will be staying with us (she is still super snuggly with me and Brad). Since we have a big vet trip coming up in a couple weeks (Kirzon and the kittens) I am going to watch her til then - if need be she will make the trip too (which may mean she has to stay so they can get a sample - at this point I would hate to do it but it may be necessary).
Virgil is totally a mancat now - he has a lot more fur on his chest. Barney is following him into that - he is getting a lot less pear shaped. He is eating less of the canned food lately, but I know he steals kitten crunchies any chance he gets. He is still totally hanging out with Gus and Stella. Virgil is getting calmer with the kittens and he doesn't get as mad when Stella is nearby - she still has a little crush I think. And Virgil is a very handsome boy, so I can understand it!
And Gus and Stella, well, they are giant now. They will be 4 months old on Saturday (7/31) but they seem older to me. Especially Gus. He is going to be a giant! Stella is still much more kitteny then Gus - Gus is a cat now, at least when you look at him. He still acts like a kitten - he is a total sweetie too. They both are so funny and they run around like crazy people. And the funny thing is they have suddenly gotten in to playing with the toilet paper. It never happened before but then this weekend it happened three times - one night then last night in two different bathrooms. It is funny because we heard a story about their sister doing the same thing at the vets this weekend - I think Kirzon heard it and told them about it!
Anyway, I will try to get pictures up later - hopefully they will want to cooperate so I can take some new ones! They are so active lately it is tough!