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Monday, August 30, 2010

Crazy Bad Cats, Purrs, and Clarifications

Hi Everyone! First, I know a lot of kitties and doggies out there need our purrs right now because they are sick, but our friend Pirulo from Pirulo Furry's Thoughts could use some because he and his family live in Puerto Rico, which is right in the line of not one but two hurricanes. If you could send them some good thoughts to stay safe that would be great!

Also, it seems I need to clear things up. Kirzon's ear medicine - not for his ears. See Kirzon won't take medicine - pills, liquid, nothing - he fights me til his mouth bleeds (and believe me I am super gentle with him - he just twists really violently if you put anything in his mouth). I swear you would think he thinks I am trying to kill him - it is that hard to give him meds. So they prescribed an ear gel version of his antibiotic - which is for the problems he has with his mouth. He constantly gets infections because he rubs like a crazy person - he loves to rub his mouth even when it feels ok. So his antibiotic is compounded into an ear gel - they said that any balk area could be ok, so realistically I could put it on his bald chin. So his ears are fine, it is his mouth that is the problem.

And finally, well, I have a house full of bad, naughty cats. I have an aerogarden that I finally got set up - and it is growing (perfect for Gardening Thursdays!) So I hear this noise in the kitchen - Virgil is knocking all the little lids off the plants (there are some that are still not growing - it has only been about a week). And the other thing is that Stella and Gus are being too crazy - first I caught them playing in their tent - Gus was jumping on Stella in it! She had major surgery but won't rest - bad little ladycat! Then, I caught them by the Aerogarden too! Gaah! So much naughty!

I have pics of them attacking the garden - they will wait til Thursday - at least I can have one garden cats post! I have other pics too. Some are below, including Hugo with his new collar and tag (and a close up of the collar because I think I did a pretty darn good job on it if I do say so myself - it is a byzantine chainmaille that I made into a continuous chain). Enjoy!


Brian said...

But everyone looks so innocent, how can that be? Wow, Kirzon, your a hand full, or two! Thanks for telling us about Pirulo, how scary, we went right over to send purrs.

Sparkle said...

MOL - someone needs to tell your crew that Scafflaw Week was LAST week! I know about the ear gel thing - my human used to get appetite stimulant for me in that form. But I hated it and it turned out I did not mind taking pills (at least not too much)! So now if I need to get dosed, she just tosses a pill down my throat. I am the total opposite of Kirzon!

I am sending many purrs and good thoughts Pirulo's way!

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Yes, I think everyone looks very innocent... :)!

We will purr for Pirulo (and the rest of Puerto Rico) these next few days.

BeadedTail said...

Kirzon, we hope your mouth gets better then! Thanks to your mom for clearing that up!

The photos are so cute - especially the one with the 3 of them laying together!

Cat said...

Yes, naughty kitties indeed!

I love Hugo's collar tag, I've seen them at the Petsmart. You put them in the machine for the laser to do the engraving ...so cool!

Katnip Lounge said...

Oops! our bad...now we know that poor Kirzon's problem is his lil'chin. Wow, he must REALLY fight. We have some sqirmers but in the end they get the medicine...Mommy is as bad as the vet!

MOL! Kittens are so much fun and so naughty! heh heh.

Jacqueline said...

Precious photos=we just can't believe how big Gus and Stella are already!...Hugo's collar is adorable=he's a cutie!...Hope Kirzon's mouth is better soon...kisses, sweet friends...Calle, Halle, Sukki

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

That khollar is pawesome!!!


Au and Target said...

YOu two look great in that bag, and from those other pics you're purring. We're thinking good thoughts for Pirulo

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

We fink yoo must be exageratin! they are ALL the picture of innocence! MOL!

Old Kitty said...

Hugo's name tag and chain is just lovely!!!! Well done Amy - it looks ever so good and so Hugo!!! LOL!! Wonderful!!

And big hugs to Kirzon - I hpe the meds are working. It's so distressing when pilling a cat and the cat just doesn't want to know! The ear thing is a great innovation!

My goodness Stella and Gus are really grown! It's great to see them next to Barney- awwwww!! But they are following naughty Virgil's naughty habits! LOL! I hope some of your plants survive the kitty onslaught!! :-)

Have a lovely kitty filled day!

take care

Anonymous said...

Sounds like you've got your hands full with naughty kitties! I've never heard of making meds into gel. . . but it makes sense if humans have meds in creams. Do you think rubbing his chin is a little bit of kitty OCD?? We're going to purr for him to get better because ear gel or pills, it's No Good to have to take meds.

Eric and Flynn said...

They all look so sweet and innocent. Are you sure it is them and not Nott Me who is causing mayhem?

The Monkeys said...

Naughty little kittens! We love the photos!

Deli is like Kirzon with meds...absolutely impossible. Thank goodness for trans-dermal gels!

Anonymous said...

We're thinking good thoughts for Pirulo and family. Hugo is so adorable with his collar! And what the heck are you feeding Gus--he looks like a mancat already! MOL!

Rene said...

Is that Gus? Wow, he is such a big boy now. And look at Stella's cute shaved belleh! How can you stay mad when there's such cuteness around? :-)

Sammy and Andy said...

Amy, they all look so innocent in their pics!!!!!!!!! Is there ever a dull moment at your house?????

Wonderful pics and you definitely did a good job on Hugo's new collar.


Mishkat said...

The photos are all great! And we will purr for Pirulo (hurricanes are scary!)

We also wanted to thank you for your purrs and good thoughts for Blackie. His family really appreciates it and so do we!

P.S. Our mom loves your Byzantine chain - she really likes chainmaille earrings!

Mack said...

What handsome kitties!
And I am sending extra Macky healing sugars to Pirulo.

Mack (& Momma Amy)

Gattina said...

I think it is the hardest work ever to give a cat a pill ! I try to hide it in minced meat, but they always find the pill in it, and spit it out !
Otherwise we have to be two, one holding the cat wrapped in a towel and the other trying to open a sealed cat mouth ! We are both exhausted when it is finally done, fall into the next seat, while the cat sits there and starts grooming !

Mr.Mews said...

I must say I'm a little envious-that green pillow looks delightful. Perhaps its time to go shopping. You might say I'm a little "green."

Remington said...

Hi Gus! Ozabella here! I have to hurry because I am not allowed on the computer but Remington just went to the bathroom so I ran to the office to answer you.
I think you are cute too! You are like the Justin Bieber of cats! I would love to be your girlfriend when we get older! Just be careful not to tell Remington. He is REALLY over protective! It's like, no Ozabella, be careful Ozabella, not now Ozabella, mind your manners Ozabella, Ozabella remember you are a lady....I mean, REALLY! I am who I am! But Remington is always right there watching over me! A girl needs some room!
Oh no, here he comes -- gotta go! Later!

Neeko said...

Oh my goodness...
Thanks for stopping by you guys!
I feel sooo important since I entered Mr. Pip's circle :o)
You sure have a house full of cute fur balls!
I'm honored to be your newest friend!
Sure looks like your Mommy takes pawsome care you all...

See you around,
Neeko ♥

ABBY said...

Oh I see a bunch of innocent kitties!
(right!) We wish you luck keeping the garden kitten free! MOL!!!!!!!!!!

And Hugo is adorable!

We went right over and sent Pirulo purrs regarding Earl and Fiona....


Hansel said...

Oh we will purr for them!!!

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

Are you sure THOSE kitties are the "criminals"? Really? Look at those precious angelic faces...Really?

Hugo's collar looks spectacular! Nice job and color.

Sending positive energy and hurricane turning thoughts to Pirulo.

Pirulo Furry said...

Hi! I'm alive :) The hurracane went away and now there's calm. Thank you very much for talking about me in your blog. A lot of new anipals visited and sent me a lot of purrrssss. That helped me to be happy even during the hurracane.

caspersmom said...

I think the ear gel meds are great. Patches takes meds that way for her thyroid problem. She did take a chew pill pretty good for about four times and now she won't touch them. No way could I get any of my cats to take a pill. It was bad enough when I had to force feed Patches.

Goodness what a wild week you had. Sure hope you are feeling better real soon. Can't handle wild weeks when you aren't feeling well.


the booker man said...

hugo's collar and tag look grrreat! you did a super awesome job, miss amy!
i really really hope those nasty hurricanes stay way out in the ocean waters away from your friend pirulo and everybuddy else.
the booker man

pee s -- i thought it was a given that kitties are naughty. teehee. ;)

Nico, Simon and JayJay said...

WOW - those are PAWESOME cats in our book!!! Being naughty rules!! (& we should know - our Mom is ALWAYS yelling at us or squirting us with water for SOME reason!!) MOL!!

**We can't believe how big the babies are!! They look wonderful!!**

Great idea with Kirzon - our Mom wishes she had known about antibiotics that you can administer via ears a few years ago. Our brother, Austin, was notorious for not taking his pills!! He wasn't as bad as Kirzon, but he was really sneaky about spitting out the pills!! Luckily, us kitties will eat almost ANYTHING our Mom puts in a pill pocket!!

Have a great day!!

~Nico, Simon & JayJay :)

Tigger said...

Bad naughty cats are good, good, good, in my opinion, and the only way to live! Good job kitties!

MoMo said...

All the kitties look so adorable and innocent, so how can it be that they are so naughty? Looks like you have your hands full. Makes SS thankful that I am such a docile kitty by comparison.

Purrs to Kirzon to get better.

Huffle Mawson said...

Dear Mrs Amy

There are no bad cats.

Yours sincerely
Huffle Mawson

Madi and Mom said...

What darling pictures of your babies...they are loving life.
Madi and Mom

Anonymous said...

Amy and the House of bad naughties BOL Loved this post (sorry about the med issue, you know how I feel about it)

The Furry Bambinos said...

We think those qualify as Naughty Kitty Club entries! When our fosters come back from surgery, they immediately go back into full force kitten playing! Sorry about your garden - one of my previous cats ate a California Redwood tree. Srsly he did. (OK I was transplanting the 18 inch sapling, when he ate it, but still.)

Thanks so much for visiting and commenting today! I appreciate your input and enthusiastic remarks. We too have adopted kittens, but like you, those kittens were animals who came to us in need. In addition, we adopted Padre when he was an adult, estimated to be 4 to 5 years old at the time.

We do agree with you that assimilating an adult cat into a household with adult cats can be stressful for all parties, esp. the cats. My main complaint is with people who want "designer kittens" - a certain age, size, or color. We actually had one lady leave an adoption event to look elsewhere because the kitten we had wasn't "orange enough". If people want a specific look, then they need to go to a breeder. And pay a lot of $$$.

Thanks again for reading, and for your support!

Mom Sue to The Furry Bambinos: Padre, Panda Bear, Meerkat, Cookie, and Caramel