A letter from a happy kitten

October 12, 2009 at 2:50 pm (cat ailments, cat behavior, cat treatments) (, , , , , , , )

Hi kitties,

I’m back!

Actually I was always here- it’s my humans who weren’t. This time it was Mama who was hit by what she calls ‘a bad flu’… she still is suffering, but a little better now. She sounds different- with sort of a broken voice and all; also she smells a little different- she says it’s the anti-bio-tics that makes her smell like ‘medicine’ all the time. She stayed home some days, to my delight- but she went back to work today and I’m mad at her for that. Meow!

My second bloodworks result came in and it seems like I’m cleared from the Pancreatitis finally. I go back to the vet’s again next week though, since I have lost a little weight (0.25 grams) – and for a young and (now) healthy cat like me, losing weight is not ‘normal’. Laura, the vet, thinks it’s because I do not like my ‘prescription’ food much and do not eat as much as I used to. They’ll see next week and probably put me on another diet. I hope they give me a good-tasting food this time.

I’m turning 1 on the 21st of this month- Mama says that is still a couple of weeks away. That means that I have been with my humans for 10 months now. I guess months and years are a ‘human’ way to measure ‘time’. I don’t understand them much. To me, this seems like a lifetime. I’m a happy cat. I hope the humans and I can keep keeping each other through the ‘years’ and continue being ‘happy’.

That’s all for now, kitties. All the best to you all. I will post again, when the Mama is less busy and less ill 🙂

Love-

Sherkhan

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Changes Changes Changes

September 17, 2009 at 12:05 am (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , , )



What goes there, originally uploaded by Ehtesham.

Mama and Papa have been giving me the special diet that I’m supposed to be on since I have been diagnosed with Pancreatitis- it’s been some days now.

I’m getting used to the change; very very slowly!

I used to have the Science Diet Chunky Meat in Gravy- the high in protein nutritious diet that is very good for growing kittens- from Hill’s.

I am a wet-food person-cat; I eat dry food, too- but just as a snack through the day; wet food is what I eat as my meal! Yum! Bring it on, Mama-Papa! Meow!

Since I was diagnosed with the disease, some things have changed in my life- the major one being my food type. I still get Hill’s- but not a Chunky Meat version of wet food, rather those dull ‘minced’ kind. I have refused my food and meowed plenty to my humans so that they switch me back to my old food, but they just won’t listen!

They say that those high protein diets can be deadly for me now (as they’ll make my sick pancreas to release the enzymes that would make it decay itself) and they just cannot be indulgent now, even though it breaks their heart. I don’t understand. Those taste so good- how they can be so bad for me! The vet says that since I got Pancreatitis in such a young age, I might need to be on a special diet all my life; that sounds like a long time!

Meow!

Also- I got my first Vitamin injection shot last night. That seems to have to go on for some weeks as well… *sigh*.

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Hmphs!

June 30, 2009 at 12:53 am (cat ailments, cat behavior) (, , , , , , , )

I love my food; and even though Mama tells me to eat it s-l-o-w-l-y I’m far too impatient for that. I guess what I’m getting at is that when Mama gives me my food- I simply gobble it up! And that’s what kittens with GOOD APPETITE do!

Now, what’s wrong with that?!

I did the same yesterday- the Science Plan wet chunks and my favourite dry Whiska’s… and then I felt funny. I walked up to the corner of the hallway and meowed for Mama… and when Mama rushed in she kept on asking me what was wrong… well, as if I knew what was wrong! I just knew that I felt funny and that was why I had asked for her- to TELL me what’s wrong… seems like even she did not know…

Hmm…

Well… after a while I threw up all that I had eaten- the dry food and the wet- EVERYTHING!

I felt better once I did that- but the HUMANS- they took me to the Animal Emergency Centre. Sigh. The vet there did the humiliating thing of measuring of my temperature (I meowed, complained and struggled but Papa held me strong!); then pressed my tummy and checked my teeth and said that I was okay.

Helloooo… wasn’t I saying the same thing after I puked- that I was okay and they don’t need to take me to a vet! The humans kept saying that it’s always better to be safe… not sure how those humiliating thermometers are in any way safe though. Humans are impossible at times; but I guess it’s just their way of showing that they care?

Guess Mama’ll AGAIN nag me to ‘not’ to eat my food without chewing… and I know she means well; but there you go! MEOW!

Sigh!

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Kitten Food: Sherkhan on a Mission

June 23, 2009 at 1:58 am (cat behavior, cat curiosity, cat photos) (, , , , , )

I don’t know about you other kitties but me, I like my food wet and full of stinky goodness. So my Mama, being the good human that she is, gives me my food just the way I like it: two pouches of wet food (one in the morning and one in the afternoon) and some dry food to snack on through the day.

Till like two weeks back, I used to like Whiska’s kitten food as my preferred wet food – then… well… I stopped liking it.

Mama had a few boxes of Whiska’s in stock but she got concerned and gave me ‘Science Diet Chunky Chicken’ instead, so that I don’t go without dinner.

Papa thinks that was a mistake, he says- Mama is bit too indulgent and easily manipulated. And, I obviously know the art of manipulation- I am a kitten after all, it does not take much for me. Heehaahaa… so I mean, yea- may be Papa IS right- but ‘SHUSH, Papa’!

As I was saying- I don’t like Whiska’s anymore now, and Mama is having a hard time finding the exact Science Diet- as the local vet does not keep it in stock, neither does the local pet shop. She is placing the order with the vet today, but it may take some days to arrive. She is a little worried about what to do with my food.

Me? I’m still refusing to eat Whiska’s and asking Mama for my favourite stinky goodness every time she even ‘attempts’ to give me Whiska’s! I’m sure my trick will work….

Why? Well when you look like this do you even need to ask why?

No, you don’t! LOL!!

There is only one thing I’d need to say:

“Get your supply chains fixed, Science Diet! Jeez! I’m on a mission here! Help me help you, will you?”

Heehee… now- you kitties- do you like your food wet or dry?

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from your very own SHERKHAN

March 18, 2009 at 12:37 am (cat behavior, cat chat) (, , , , , , , )

I am back from my cat-boarding, did you miss me? I bet you did!

Annnywaaay…. there has been some changes at my home in the last few days…:

1. Papa can now see me a bit (I think). He hugs and cuddles me, but does not let me get too close to his eyes. I think his eyes still hurt.

2. Mama is at work all day and then when she comes back- she is still very busy. She says she would stay home all day to take care of Papa and me, if only she did not need the money. I think by money, she means Whiskas Kitten Pouches that I love so much. She still makes time to cuddle and play with me, but she complains about her backache, I think it hurts her- and her lack of sleep… and she does a lot of cleaning. I think that’s because Papa can get in-fec-tion if the house has germs- and cleaning kills germs. Hmm.

3. I am not allowed on Mama-Papa’s sleeping place even for a second now. I think it’s because I shred a lot and if my furs go into Papa’s eyes he will be in a lot of pain.

4. I made friends with the Ren-Human. I think she is Mama-Papa’s friend and she helps Papa put in his eyedrops when Mama is at work. She is nice and cushy, the Ren-Human… and gives good cuddles. She gives me good company through the day.

5. I have been a good boy in my boarding, but I was very scared on the day I was brought back home in that big boarding bus because there was a ‘woofie’ in the car who was also being brought-ed in the same bus. I pee-pee’d in my carriage and then had to go to a groomer for a thorough clean up, because pee-pees may cause infection in Papa’s eyes.

6. I am now almost 5 months old and I have my last dose of FIV vaccination soon. I think that will help me not falling sick when I go out- but it makes no sense to me how that will happen. How can a needle prick help you not falling sick?

Okay. This is my quick update. And now that I have caught up somewhat, I’ll do my regular posts from time to time when Mama is not so busy. Till then.. 🙂

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meeeeow… i hate ants!

February 1, 2009 at 7:30 am (cat ailments, cat behavior) (, , , , , )

no, i don’t like ants anymore. they crawl on me and bite me and i keep running around the house. i think mama and papa has been trying to get rid of them for me today… mama wiped them off with a foul smelling liquid. there were hundreds of them near my food bowl and millions in my litter room.

i hate to admit it, but the hiumans were right. ants are annoying… and i am annoyed!

meeow… i want the ants gone!

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ANTS!

January 29, 2009 at 11:47 pm (cat behavior, cat curiosity) (, , , , , , , , , )

ANTS!

i like to paw and claw ants! they are my prey… MEOW! so many ants in my house… gbgbgbgbgb!

humans are silly. i think mama totally HATES ants! she was so upset when she saw them this morning… thousands of them crawling around in the kitchen… near the rubbish bin and my food bowls! i pounced with joy. i tried to show mama that preying ants is fun! she made her line of furs on her forehead come very near to each other- i think that means that she was upset. humans ARE silly!

mama put a larger bowl filled with water under my food bowl. she said that way ants cannot reach my food. humans say a lot of things, but i wonder if that is REALLY right… mama also put that cold white thing in my water bowl. she said it will keep my water cold on this hot day… i don’t know all that much, but the cold white thing floats in the water and gets smaller and smaller and then vanish! … i put my paw in the water yesterday to touch that white thing. it was cold! and water tasted yummy and cold.

oh and i got to sleep ON papa’s furs last night! crook crook crook!!!

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hunting?

January 27, 2009 at 11:06 pm (cat behavior, cat curiosity) (, , , , , , , , , , )

i am home alone again *sigh*.

mama told me that they need to leave me alone 5 days a week, so that mama and papa can hunt food for me. the humans have been hunting whiska’s kitten food for me the last few weeks- i decided i like beef flavour the best and chicken flavour the least. i wonder if mama will teach me how to hunt whiska’s, so that i can hunt beef flavours more than the chicken ones? maybe i should try to make her take me hunting with her!!

i did not bother mama too much this morning when she was going hunting. i am hoping that she will hunt beef for me today. mrew! she seemed upset that i chew her white ear wire (i think the humans call it an ‘ipod earpiece’) in two halves (or was she upset because they were not equal halves? may be i will do it better the next time!). meow.. also it scares me when mama is upset.i know humans make silly pets, but i sort of like it when they cuddle me and upset humans don’t cuddle kittens!

meeeow! i think my humans are silly. chirrup.

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