Thursday, November 20, 2014

Thankful - I Am A Survivor of Feline Stomatitis

 Hi Pals,

Notice anything different about my mouth?   Yup - I has no toothies.   Now my pals that have known me a long time know the story and why, but some of you new pals don't know.   Since this is important information every kitty (and sometimes woofies) should know, we're going to do a quick recap.

When I was adopted at 3 years old in October 2008.   M took me to the vet that very day and the vet said it looked like I had a few bad teeth.  My gums were inflamed, toothies needed cleaning and maybe some pulled.   I also had infection in the gums.     Four different courses of antibiotics just didn't clear it up, so our vet sent me to a anipal dentist in another city.   He diagnosed Stomatitis and recommended all my teeth should be pulled or I'd never get rid of the infection and the bad gums could lead to other serious diseases down the road.

Here is an excellent article in my dentist's web site that explains Stomatitis.   If you or another kitty or woffie might have this, please read the article (click here)  and talk to your vet about proper treatment or a referral to an anipal dentist..   This is very important!

I have been Stomatitis free for 6 years, and living with no toothies really isn't a problem as long as I'm an indoor kitty and don't have to kill my own food or defend myself.   I even eat kibble.

If you want a blow by blow accounting for all we went through over an 8-month period, please check out the tab (Where Did My Toothies  Go) at the top of this page.   It chronicles our total experience.   

I've joined @PepiSmartDog's blog Hop.   We are thankful to his mom for providing the blog hop and for all her work with rescued animals in Australia.  I'm also thankful I don't have to worry about Stomatitis anymore!

Mario

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Got My Easy On And Selfie

Hi pals,

I've got my Easy on for today and I'm joining http://thecatonmyhead.com/ blog hop.   

It snowed last night (not much - about 1/2 inch), the house seems chilly today, and the peeps are going to watch the Packer's play.   It's a good day for me to borrow under the throw on the sofa and hide away.   It's warm, cozy, and private until the humans find me.

Hope your easy is going well too.

Mario

PS Sorry I've been missing for a bit.  M says she thinks she has her "act" together now.  Whatever that means!!  Humans!!





Monday, November 10, 2014

Where Are The Mousies!




Hi Pals,

Please excuse my back side, but it's pretty important that I keep patrolling for the mousies.   

Two nights ago, about 2:00 a.m. (M says), she woke up like she many times does, got out of bed, and noticed me missing.   The found me with my head between the blinds, tail wagging, butt wiggling, and I was very intent on what I was seeing.

It was MOUSIES pals!   M turned the light on over the patio and nearly screamed - one mousie was climbing up the screen door between the house and outside of the patio.  Boy was it ever neat, and I was reaching up trying to get him down.    I really wanted M to open that patio door so I could get out there and catch me a mousie!   She wouldn't open it for me!  Humans can be so mean sometimes.

Now, of you will excuse me, I need to get back on patrol.  Maybe tonight is the night I'll catch me a mousie!

Mario

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Thankful Thursday - Mr. B and Nip Pillow


Hi Pals,

There are lots of things to be thankful for, but today I'm focusing on just two of them.

We are extremely thankful for Mr. B, who took care of our yard all summer and took care of the leaves this fall (of which there were plenty).   M says that without his help, we probably would not still be living in this house.   Thank you Mr. B - you are deeply appreciated.    

I'm also thankful for my nip pillow.    M smothers this in capnip whenever I ask for it, and I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it so much that sometimes I ask for seconds.  he he  

I'm joining @PepiSmartDog's Blog Hop - hop on with us and you may meet new pals.




Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Dona Nobis Pacem and Surprise For M


"Let There Be Peace On Earth"

Written By
Jill Jackson Miller and Sy Miller 

Let there be peace on earth
And let it begin with me.
Let there be peace on earth
The peace that was meant to be.
With God as our father
Brothers all are we.
Let me walk with my brother
In perfect harmony.

Let peace begin with me
Let this be the moment now.
With every step i take
Let this be my solemn vow.
To take each moment
And live each moment
With peace eternally.
Let there be peace on earth,
And let it begin with me.


Hi Pals,

I'm joining lots of other Peace bloggers from all over the world in promoting Peace.   We happen to love the song I posted, and I know I used it last year too, but it's a beautiful song with very appropriate words. 

Now for my surprise for M.  Last night I hopped up on the bathroom counter as she was brushing her toothies.   She said "just a minute Mario -  my turn first, then your turn."    After she finished, she reached over for my hairball goop (Laxatone), put some on her finger and held it in front of me.

Pals I actually licked it right off her finger!   I have never done that before.  But, I decided it was better for her to get her finger goopy than for me to have goop all over my paw and have to lick that off.   M nearly fainted on the spot.  Then she mumbled under her breath something like "it only took us 4 years to reach this point."  ha ha

Peace everyone,

Mario




Thursday, October 30, 2014

Spooky Thankful Thursday

Boo Pals!

Are you ready  for halloween tomorrow?    I will be so thankful when it is over.   All those two-legged rug rats running around screaming from a sugar high - I tell you - a cat can't even nap through it anymore! The doorbell will be ringing off the hook until M and D finally turn the lights out.

M here:  Now Mario - it's really not that bad.  We only get about 50 kids, and D and I happen to enjoy the kiddos!   So just relax, close your eyes, and know that tomorrow you can catch up on your napping! You slept most of today anyway, so you shouldn't even be tired!   Help me answer the door like you used to do and check out all the great costumes.   Take your nap later.

I still say I'll be thankful when it's over.  It's Thankful Thursday, and that's what I'm thankful for.  So find your own something for Thankful Thursday M!   (Humpf!   I think we'd better go over the rules of who really is supposed to be catered to - it's ME!

Happy Halloween pals







Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Super Big Thank You and HodgePodge

Hi Pals,

M has had the Do Not Disturb sign out for me for the past week.   My birthday pawty last Wednesday was a total success.  I sure had a great time, but have been so tired ever since. (Shhh, don't tell M, I had too many niptinis.)  My pawty was a success because of all you good pals who came to wish me a Happy Birthday.   We are so very thankful for all of you.   

Today I told M to check to see when my first blog was posted - it was 10/22/09.  he he - it didn't say anything tho cuz we didn't know what to say and didn't know what we were doing.  We were green horns at this blog stuff.  As of today, I has been posting for 5 years.  So I guess today is my Blogoversary date too.  Woohoo

Sorry we haven't been faithful in visiting.  M's back and Sacro joint have been hurting big time so she can't sit very long in her office chair.   She says the change in seasons isn't helping any.  We'll get back on track soon - we hope.  You might want to follow me via email.  There is a button for that in my side bar.  I don't post every day, as you know.  I'm a hap-hazard kind of kitty.  Sometimes I only post once a week, sometimes 3 times. 

I've joined @PepiSmartDog's Thankful Thursday Bog Hop.   Thanks to Michele for keeping it going every week.  Hop on board and join us.  


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