Wednesday 26 March 2008

Cat blogging

Look at this poor old cat. Those eyes look awful. We don't think they hurt him, they're just useless lumps of jelly that allow him no sight at all.

His life revolves around his heated mat, his food and water bowls, his litter tray, all of which places he can usually find his way to and from if there aren't too many obstacles. In the evening his treat is to be groomed and stroked for half an hour in the company of his people in front of the reassuring sound of the television.

He's on three, maybe four, types of medication. Neo-mercazole to combat his hyperthyroidism, Fortekor to help his kidneys and amlodipine besilate for his high blood pressure. We also have some Periactin, actually a sort of anti-histamine but it works in small doses as an appetite exciter and when he's off his food we try to encourage him back to eating with a quarter tab of that and some favourite cat snacks.

He's drinking a lot of water, and his coat is coming out in handfuls. Our dear old cat, who has been our friend for 16 years now. I hope his quality of life is enough for him.


Xtal said...

awwwwww. i love bagsy. poor old cat.

joker the lurcher said...

even though lurchers and cats are not natural friends, i love the look of the old fella. could i ask you to persuade herself that old lurchers need heated mats too?

Catofstripes said...

Baggsy asked me to tell you that the only way to get the humans to sort this out is to pretend to be really really poorly and then they will get one from this place