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Fantastic and Not So Fantastic Updates

The photos for today’s post are all taken in the back yard. Every morning we take the kitties outside for some fresh air and adventure. It also gives them a bit of time away from each other.

Now, for the updates:

Wonderful News about Molly’s Knee

Molly in the lawn watching for bugs to catch.

We received the best news possible that Molly does not need surgery on her knee! The surgeon examined her and said the bone healed well but she still needs time for all the ligaments & tendons to heal. She doesn’t have any restrictions on her activity, but we will always try to keep the furniture & perches situated so that she has an easy path up & down. The less stress on that leg, the better.

Terrible News about Tilly’s Teeth

Shortly after receiving the wonderful news about Molly, we got really bad news about Tilly. I noticed a bit of drooly blood a couple weeks ago and it turns out she has stomatitis, which is now called Feline Chronic Gingivostomatitis (FCGS). This is an extremely painful condition where any bacteria on the teeth causes severe inflammation in the mouth. We were lucky to get an immediate consult with the veterinary dentist, who said Tilly’s case is severe and she needs ALL her teeth removed. She had her pre-op lab work today, and because her condition is so painful and already quite bad, surgery is scheduled for October 24. Until then, she gets pain medication twice daily and lots of canned food meals. We’re not looking forward to the surgery and recovery but it gives Tilly the best chance of having a healthier mouth and good quality of life.

Tilly in the lawn, surveying her domain.

Wolfie & Pearl

Wolfie being a big boy in the tree

Wolfie & Pearl are both doing well. They have wellness vet visits later this month, and paws crossed they have healthy check-ups. Wolfie is the sweetest big baby boy who still needs a daily cuddle with his blanket (preferably on Mom). He gets along well with everyone and absolutely loves playing with Molly….until she becomes a pest and he tells her to leave him alone.

Pearl alternates between being “Squirrely Pearl” who runs around the house like a crazy cat, and a sweet little girl who wants to be petted. She and Molly are still quite friendly with each other and play & groom each other frequently.

Pearl being adventurous in the yard

Again, I’m sorry to not be updating our blog or visiting yours. As you can see, we’re still dealing with a variety of health issues that are keeping us occupied and a bit stressed.

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Tilly & Molly updates

Tilly is doing very well on a lower dose of her anti-anxiety medication. She is much more tolerant of Pearl and is almost “friendly” towards Molly. They can sit next to each other in a window and watch the garden without any growling, hissing or smacking. YAY!

We took Molly to see her regular vet yesterday to get clarification about what happened to her leg when she fell a few weeks ago. Molly’s tibia (shin bone) has a small fracture at the top where makes the knee joint. Unfortunately, Molly’s kneecap is so loose that surgery is needed to stabilize her knee. We had her medical records sent to the surgeon’s office and we’re waiting for them to get back to us.

Here’s Molly getting cuddles from Dad while waiting for the vet. She’s getting lots of cuddles at home as we try to restrict her activity to allow her bone to heal.

Molly cat getting cuddles from Dad while waiting for the vet.

We hope you all are well and enjoying some fun summer activities (or winter if you’re on the bottom half of the world). I will try to visit your blogs more often before I’m back to 100% kitty supervision duty when Molly has knee surgery. Take care and stay safe my friends.

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Raven enjoys a new food

We’ve had a bit of positivity with Raven this past week. We found another food that she enjoys and doesn’t upset her system. It’s Rawz rabbit pâté. It has a well-blended consistency that she prefers.

She’s eaten rabbit-based food for a long time. Usually she eats Instinct Original Grain-Free Pâté Real Rabbit Recipe or sometimes I crack open a can of Ritzy’s Rabbit and smush the heck out of the chunks so she will eat it.

Her vet recommended we add probiotics to her diet, so while we were at the pet store getting that, we found the Raws rabbit pâté. It’s a high-quality food with no other animals proteins, and I like that it doesn’t have the montmorillonite clay that’s in the Instinct food.

The Rawz food seems to have perked up her appetite.

Nom, nom, nom.

Raven eating Raws rabbit food

I lucked into a photo with her tongue out! That’s not her name tag, it’s her tongue. Raven eating Rawz rabbit food
Unfortunately, Rawz rabbit food is nearly impossible to find and we don’t have any more. The pet store rep said something about “shortages” but didn’t know exactly why. I found a case at on online retailer in San Francisco and ordered it this morning. They said it ships within 24 hours, so I should have it in a few days.

When we have the next generation of kitties, I plan to feed them a food that isn’t a pain in the paw to find! Fancy Feast, here we come!

Purrs to everyone. I hope you have a great week and maybe get out a little more (safely of course).

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Sorry for being a missing blogging anipal

Just a quick update to let you all know we miss visiting your blogs and we’re not trying to be bad blogging anipals. We intended to catch up on visiting everyone this week, but life has thrown us a curve.

Raven has been quite ill, with more vomiting than any cat should have to endure! The vet thinks she’s having a flare-up of inflammatory GI issues that have been lurking for a few years.

We’ll get over this hurdle.  And after I get some sleep, I’ll get back to visiting your blogs.  I know all of you have been in our shoes, and thanks for understanding.