Tuesday, November 24, 2009

With Much Thanks

I would like to say thank you to all of my wonderful friends who have Petie in their thoughts since learning of his renal failure.

We so very much appreciate all of the thoughts and prayers Petie has received. The kind words from all of his friends is such a source of encouragement and hope for us, as we struggle with this illness.

Many of Petie's dear friends had asked if they could tweet about raising funds to help with Petie's vetrinary bills. To those of you who have been so generous to my dear Petie we say "thank you" from the bottom of our hearts. You need to know that it was an extremely difficult decision to allow this to happen.

Petie has now been on his medication since Saturday and he is taking it like a good boy with minimal fighting. I have noticed already that he is far less agitated than he had been over the past few days. This alone is a great thing for Petie as it is very difficult to see him be so very agitated all the time.

He is however having issues with eating his food. We have tried 3 different ones so far and he just plain will not eat them. The good thing is that he did have some of the dry kibble this morning that was mixed with his regular kibble. At this point I will be happy if he eats anything.

The vet said that once a cat goes off his food, it is very difficult to get them back on, so we continue to pray that he will somehow like one of the foods that we are going to try on him.

He continues to drink huge amounts of water which of course is a sign of the renal failure. The Vet said that this should hopefully decrease as his medication starts to work.

He will have a repeat blood panel in 4-6 weeks and at that time it will be determined if he will require additional fluids under his skin. I hope so very much that we do not have to do that for him just yet.

Petie as many of you know is a fighter and he has a strong will. I hope that he will continue to fight this with all he has.

Again, thank you all so very much for all that you have done for us.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Renal Failure- heartbreaking news.

Hello Everyone,
As some of you knew, I was not feeling too well last week, so mama did take me to the Vet on Saturday morning.
After many tests, x-rays, blood panel, examination etc. it has been determined that I am in 2nd stage renal failure.
I guess that I join a big list of kittehs that also have this condition. The Vet said that I only have 33% of my kidney function.
I have 2 medications that I have to take on a daily basis and new food that I am supposed to eat, that now has to be measured out, instead of free feeding me as in the past. So far I have refused to eat the new food.
Mama has not had any problems getting the one pill into me, but the other is a capsule and so far she has not been able to get me to take that one.
The Vet says that he cannot predict what will happen as I am turning 15 years old next week on December 4. He says that in the near future I will likely need fluids put under my skin with a needle to keep me hydrated.
I go back to see the Vet in 6 weeks for more bloodwork to see if the medicine, food etc is having any result on me.
Mama was so shocked that I had lost so much weight.. she knew that I had lost some weight because that and my drinking way more water was what prompted her to take me to the vet, but I had lost 10 pounds last week alone... good thing I am a big kitteh to start wif or there be nofing left of me.
Mama is heartbroken to say the very least. She is inconsolable over this turn of events. I am her bestest friend and have been with her through thick and thin. She wants to go back in time to before this happen when everything was happy and good. I am trying to keep mama cheerful but it is very hard to do.
Mama says she is going to do what is the very best for me and that she will not let me suffer if it should come down to making a choice.
I am sorry to have to share this news my dear friends, but we thought it was best for everyone to know, so nothing will come as a shock.
I do so hope that I have some good years left in me and ask for your prayers for me to help make that happen,
Love Petie

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Toast To Hansee

Today is the stag pawty for my dear friend Hansee, who will marry Poppy on November 22, 2009, at our November pawpawty.

A few weeks ago Hansee asked me if I would be an usher at his wedding. I of course accepted as this is one of the greatest honours of my life.

Hansee has been a wonderful friend to me and was one of my very first doggie friends on Twitter. He is warm friendly and so very much fun. But Hansee is also an extremly loyal friend and will stick up for anipals that are being hurt or made sad for any reason.

In the summertime when it was so cold here where I live, Hansee was always ready to send me sunpuddles to keep me warm.

When Hansee met Poppy_Dog it was love at first sight and his love has been true to her ever since. He does so love his Poppy and love shines in all of his tweets to her. This is the true nature of dear Hansee's personality. Poppy is so very lucky to have met such a lovely mate to spend the rest of her life with.

I ask all friends now to raise their glasses in a toast to Hansee, that he enjoy much peace and love with his dear Poppy as they take their doggie vows next weekend.

Hansee is so truly deserving of this wonderful happiness in his life!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Hansee Bundee Stag Pawty- come one come all on twitter

Hellos Everybody

I just thought that I would make a little post to let everyone know that on Sunday November 15, 2009 at 2 pm EST we are having a stag pawty to celebrate his upcoming marriage to Poppy Dog.

I do hope that everyone can join in to help us send Hansee off to wedded bliss with a bit of a bash!

It is going to be a casual affair to just have some good fun and celebration for our dear dear friend Hansee.

So all of us in the wedding party to hope to see you all there!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Halloweeny Night

Well, last night was Halloween and I am happy to report that I did not have to wear this stupid costume.
I did however be a very bad cat. For some reason for the first time in my 14.5 years I decided to do a Halloween Cat impersonation. My mama and daddy were right there in the family room and I did hunch my back and walk sideways. I do not know why I decided that this was a good time to try this, but I did.
To my horror, Mama and Daddy did laf at me, they was laffing really hard. I was so surprised, they not normally do this to me. So, I did hop up on my mama lap and pin my ears back at her. Daddy say I look like a cat that was possessed and did laf at me even more.

So, I did what any decent cat would do and did go sulk in the closet. This turned out to be a good thing as there was little goblins coming to the door all night and there was much hollering and yelling.

I did continue on with my Halloween antics all night long, with much singing and yeowling all the night long. I did jump up on the bed and sing, I did jump off the bed and sing, I did go right up to my daddy's ear and did sing.

They were very grumpy when they got up this morning, so I have laid low most of the day, because I have a funny feeling this does have to do with me.