Sunday, August 28, 2016

Sunday Selfies and a Health Update.

This is not really a selfie but was taken by Carol. I think it passes as one though.

This is the sight that greeted my mum and dad, and Carol and Barrie when they came home after a day out. I was lying outside looking in through the garage cat flap.
I had heard the car arrive back so I was rolling around outside on the concrete waiting for tummy tickles.

You can see more selfies with the Kitties Blue at The Cat on my Head.

Health Update.

Those of you on FB will already know that I am having health problems again.
On Thursday night I was throwing my left back leg out and stumbling as I walked. The next day it was worse. Mum was worried I had a clot and checked my paws which were warm, a good sign. She checked my eyes too and they were steady.

She rang our vet, Mark and although he had a full day he was able to fit me in later in the afternoon. He knows me so well now and the problems I have with medication acting against me, so will always see me if at all possible rather than one of the other vets. He told my mum to give me a low dose aspirin immediately which would help protect me if it was a clot.

He said it is not a major clot because we would have been in no doubt if it was. He can't completely rule out it being a small one though.
He thinks it could be a severe arthritis flare up even though I have never shown signs of it before. We cats are very good at hiding things as you all know.

I had a Prednisalone in the morning so he couldn't inject me with the steroid he wanted to as I couldn't have both in the same 24 hours. He said not to give me my evening Pred, and to ring him in the morning to give him an update. If there was no improvement to withhold that Pred too and for dad to go and collect the steroid injection. I had that at 11am on Saturday, and as of 7pm Saturday there was no change. Mum was to ring him again at 8.30pm on Saturday via the emergency number because he is on call all weekend.

I will update as and when anything changes.
We haven't done much visiting the last couple of days, but I am sure you all understand.
Your purrs would be greatly appreciated.

Friday, August 26, 2016

Eric's day Flashback - Visiting.

This week the flashback comes from September 2010 and was originally published on 2 separate days.


Hellooooo. We've found your front door Mr. Squirrel.

A few days later.
Eric: Do you remember when we were knocking on Mr. Squirrel's front door last week? He wouldn't invite us in so we are back again.

Yoohoo! Are you there Mr.S? We've come to eat you join you for dinner.

You keep looking Flynn, I'll just look around outside.

Flynn: Don't be scared, we only want to play.

It looks like we are out of luck Eric.

Flynn: I will just make sure he isn't hiding around the other side of the tree and then we may as well come back tomorrow.

Ginger Jasper's mum Carol has posted on their blog. Be sure to go and visit!

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Visiting Friends.

As you will know if you saw my Sunday Selfie, we have had visitors last week. Angel Ginger Jasper's mum and dad came to stay with us for a few days.

It meant lots of extra cuddles for me.

Carol gives good neck scritches too.

Barrie gave me nice cuddles too.

I was very good because usually I struggle is anyone apart from my mum or dad pick me up, but I knew they both love kitties.

They all went out every day and left me in charge at home.
The first day they went to Port Isaac in Cornwall which many of you will know better as Portwenn where Doc Martin is filmed.

The small house is Doc Martin's house.

The harbour.

After they left there they went on to Pentire Point in Newquay.

Dad, mum and Barrie.

Carol, dad and mum.

They have lots more photos of the places they visited and I will show some more next week. Mum also has photos of Carol and Barrie driving dad's big tractor. Make sure you don't miss them!

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Sunday Selfies x 5

I am taking part in the Sunday Selfies again this week and this time there are five of us!
Ginger Jasper's mum and dad, Carol and Barrie have been staying with us during this week and we all have had a lovely time. It has meant extra cuddles for me and more company when I go for my walks.
They have been to lots of different places together while I stayed home and guarded the place.
Mum said she is going to post about it later this week.

You can see more selfies with the Kitties Blue at The Cat on my Head.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Eric's Day Flashback - I Told You So!

This week the flashback comes from September 2010 and is called:

I Told You So!

Mum told me I was wasting my time waiting here for mousies because they would be in the barn.

I know differently though. Just a bit of patience, then POUNCE!

Told you so mum!You probably can't see mousie because he blends in with the background, but I can assure you he was tasty.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Sunday Selfies.

I am taking part in the selfies again this week. I used the phone instead of the camera and then mum couldn't get it to load on the PC. She ended up emailing it to herself! Some things about Windows 10 really drive her mad!

You can see more selfies at The Cat on my Head with the Kitties Blue.

Friday, August 12, 2016

Eric's Day Flashback - Jungle Cats.

This week the flashback comes from September 2010 and is called:

Jungle Cats.

Flynn: This is our favourite jungle. It is rough ground between two of the fields and the bracken grows high here.

There are the remains of an old log pile too which is always good to explore.

Eric: It is good for sharpening your claws on. When you are in the jungle, you need to make sure your claws are really sharp.

We find all sorts of exciting things here like fev-vers nests and bunnies and even snakes.

And of course, interesting smells.

And you know what you do to strange smells don't you.