Category Archives: Cats

A mid-week cat fix

I walked into the living room after finishing up a column and found the cats splayed out in and around a patch of afternoon sun. Rather than save this for Friday, I thought it worth sharing today.

Enjoy your moment of cat lethargy.

The kids

Feline Friday the 13th

Duke, Toby and I paid a visit to our favorite vet yesterday. Dr. Ann Sakamoto, who was our go-to vet at VCA in Kaneohe, joined the practice at Hawaii Kai Veterinary Clinic just about the time that we moved from Kaaawa to east Honolulu. So she’s now just a short drive away. Easier to get to, less wear and tear on the cats, although you couldn’t tell that from the mewing and fussing on the way there yesterday.

Duke came away with some antibiotics to try and knock that the sneezing that has slowly been creeping back. And Dr. Sakamoto checked his eyes after I commented that they were often dilated. She says it looks like he’s got cataracts growing, so may have issues with eyesight down the line a bit.

Toby came home with glucosamine treats which, perhaps, will help him a bit with the joint pain that has decreased his mobility in the last 18 months. We’ll see.

Both cats also had their claws trimmed. They won’t let me do it, and it took an experienced vet tech to get a good hold on the squirming and sometimes yowling cats (Toby did the yowling) as Dr. Sakamoto wielded the clippers.

Anyway, both are generally doing well for being nearly 15 years old in human years.

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Feline Friday (The 13th)

First Feline Friday of the new year

Mr. RomeoWelcome to the first Feline Friday of the new year!

It’s appropriate for Romeo to have the honors this week because he’s been very much in evidence. He was very clingy at the beginning of the week, perhaps upset because we weren’t home on new year’s eve. He followed me around the house all day for several days, either jumping in my lap whenever I sat down, or standing next to me and using his claws to gently remind me of his presence. It took several days before he was finally able to calm down and go back to his normal routine of extended naps through the day, with occasional bouts of playing. He does dig around in the toy basket in order to drag out his favorites. This recent addition, a gift from our cat sitter, was quickly added to the short favorites’ list.

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Feline Friday #2: So long, 2016!

Yes, it’s the final Feline Friday of 2016. It has been a long year.

Our cat count was reduced to four when Ms. Kili died at the beginning of May.

Luckily, those remaining–Romeo, Duke, Toby, and Annie–seem to be doing okay health-wise, despite several geriatric maladies.

We’re all looking forward to the new year.

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Feline Friday: So long, 2016!