Magic Meows

November 30, 2009 at 10:00 am (cat language) (, , )

I have noticed one thing- meows work!

And if you are consistent with your meows, they work like magic!

Like if I want the human to play with me the meow I make is ‘meowwwwwwww’, or if I want cuddles the meows I make are sort of like ‘meeeeeeeow’. Be consistent, do it a couple of times and the humans start to ‘get’ it.

Try it, and tell me how you go- okay?

Sometimes the humans need some basic training, but I have to say they do make good pets!

Meow!

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Pancreatitis in Cats

September 12, 2009 at 10:15 am (cat ailments, cat behavior, cat treatments) (, , , , , , , )



Precursor to sobriety, originally uploaded by Ehtesham.

It has finally been diagnosed; I have tested positive for ‘Pancreatitis’.

It explains my five vet visits in the last two months for vomiting, diarrhoea and constipation. It explains my meowhhs to Mama and confirms Mama’s gut feeling that something was indeed wrong with me. The vet thinks I have had this thing for some time now.

From this website, in short, Pancreatitis is an inflammation of the pancreas caused by leakage of active digestive enzymes into the pancreatic tissue. Which means, my Pancreas*- instead of doing its job of breaking down fats and proteins into simpler forms is inflamed and unable.

For now, I am to be put through a prescription diet; one of the simpler ones that does not put too much pressure on my pancreas. This may be a lifelong thing, as in- I may need to be on a special diet all my life. Mama will go to the vet today to pick up my new food.

I will also have to take a weekly injection for Vitamins (Mama is not sure if this also is a lifelong thing). Mama thinks since the new food is simpler for my digestive system break down into the necessary fluids- so that my pancreas does not need to work too hard and has time to heal- I will need to be supplemented with Vitamins- but she needs to ask the vet if that really is the reason.

The third thing is that I will have to take pain medication. This disease causes a lot of pain on the stomach, and even though cats are less complaining and more prone to hide pain- than dogs are- the pain is still there- pain medication will be a way to help me be comfortable.

So, this is it so far in my health grounds. While my parents are much distressed that I am in so much pain in such a small age (I am 10 months old!), they are determined in getting me fixed and making it as comfortable for me as possible.

One advice from my humans to all the kitty parents out there- if you can afford it at all- please think about getting a pet insurance. They know how much you love your kitties, and it will be easier for both you and your kitties in the long run. Mama-Papa had one taken for me since I was 2 months old and that has been much helpful for them. In the last 2 months the vet bills have been more than AUD $650, and the parents will be able to get most of it back. It is a large amount of money regardless and without the insurance taken for me months back, it would have been very very difficult for them to manage. Another thing is that the prescription diet that I will need to take, the cost can be claimed by the insurance; as well as the cost of Revolution.

If you need some information about pet insurance, please leave a meow and Mama will try her best to help you with whatever information she can provide.

That’s all for today, kitties and humans. While my parents are still very upset- they are also determined that they will NOT let anything happen to me.

*The pancreas is a pale pink, lobulated organ located near the liver & behind the stomach. More can be found here, if you are a knowledge junkie as my Mama is.

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The territory extension mission!

August 12, 2009 at 11:08 am (cat curiosity) (, , , , , , )

Meow, meow, MEOWW!

How many meows will it take to convince the humans that I WANT to get into that room that I recently discovered? The room with light green carpet and bean bag sofas and Papa’s miniature Lego castles?

Its Papa’s photography room, I get it. But, what’s wrong in letting me in there! It’s ME; I rule in this jungle! I have every right to sniff the Lego towers and scratch the carpets and enjoy the free space!

It’s my jungle!

True, the last two days I have successfully meowed in convincing the softer-hearted human (Mama, that is. Papa thinks she is over-indulgent; I think it serves me well) to give me a guided tour in that room for around 30 minutes (in human measurement of time- it’s one short ‘cat-nap’ long, to make it easy for you cats). She’d sit on one of the bean bag sofas while I sniffed, climbed and chirruped in that newly discovered territory. She even finds it cute, I think!

She’s not bad, that human, I must say 🙂

As a reward, I gave her furry good cuddles and a hearty strong head-butt. We all know that is a lot for us cats!

I think she’s bought. I’M GOOD!

Now, MEOW- please let me in there! Meow?

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In the mend… where’s that?

July 23, 2009 at 10:48 am (cat ailments) (, , , , , , , )

I have been ill lately with ‘gastrointestinal infection’ or something like that.

There has been many vet visits and even more ‘meow’ protests and requests to the humans for not taking me there, the humans paid no heed to them of course. I have been given 2 doses of needly things (I think they are called ‘injections’), some pineapple (must be some human food, they taste like crap) flavoured medicines- and lots of painful belly pressing.

Well… as Mama puts it, I am in the ‘mend’ now. I think we can put those ‘vet’ things behind- for now.

Ciao, you kitties. I’m off for a bit to meow at the humans- I need some cuddling.

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ahh… humans..!

February 7, 2009 at 10:22 pm (cat curiosity) (, , , , )

if only the humans were not so confusing *sigh*

my humans kept on moving from room to room last night. i kept asking them ‘wassup?’… and they kept talking to themselves about ‘hard con-tact len-ses’. i think whatever that thing is- papa had that stuck into his eyes for a long time and both of them tried to get that thing out.

i could help *mirrup*! but obviously humans think they know it all- and they did not even let me! they did not even think that i could help!

oh well… if only humans could understand cat…

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chasing my toy mouse!

February 3, 2009 at 12:02 am (cat behavior, cat language) (, , , , , , , )

i am slowly getting used to my daily routine…. *nod* miaow!

these days i do not meow outside mama-papa’s bedroom door when they go to sleep. i don’t even try to wake them up in the mornings with my meows. mama thinks that i realized that i don’t REALLY need to meow all that much, because however much i meow at the bedroom door- it does not open till my breakfast time; and mama-papa never forgets to give me food- so no use meowing for food either. that’s good because i can spend the time by chasing my toys instead!

do you think mama-papa is trying to train me to behave by not listening to ALL my meow-demands? hmm… whatever, i think i am learning anyway.

and oh- i now weight 1.8 kilos, when i was first brought in to my house- i used to weigh 1.1! i am growing up too- i am now 3 MONTHS AND 10 DAYS old!

YIPPIE-MEEEOW!

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turn off the heat!

January 29, 2009 at 12:09 am (cat behavior) (, , , , , , , )

i thought my house was on fire last night- it was so hot. i could not sleep and i kept on knocking and meowing at my humans’ bedroom door. i know humans can make things right with their miracle hands- i was hoping they will make the weather right too. i don’t think mama-papa heard me meowing at all, because they just kept on sleeping! if only i had hands- i’d open the door and get into that room and wake the humans up!

humans are not like cats- they sleep only once a day and for a long time. i think it’s very weird. how can an animal sleep for so long and so deep??!! what if a bigger animal comes and hunts them while they are sleeping?! i KNEW it would fall on me to guard the house. these humans cannot do a thing! oh well… so now poor little sherkhan (that’s ME obviously) stays awake and guards the house when the lazy humans sleep… sigh.

i heard the humans talking about the weather yesterday- they said it was 43 degrees cel-ci-us and that the whole city had a fire-ban etc etc. i have no clue what it means other than that it’s probably very hot and i am a furry kitten so it gets even more difficult for me! they also said that today will be 45- so it probably means MORE bad news.

i don’t want it to get hot. i want the humans to make it right! MEEEOW!

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i am a restless kitty!

January 26, 2009 at 11:20 pm (cat behavior) (, , , , , , , , , )

i think my humans are planning to leave me alone (again) in this house today, so i am making sure that they cannot do that! i am guarding the door and staying awake. i meowed at mama and groomed papa’s hair, but i refused to let them cuddle me to sleep. so i am running around in the house and guarding the door.

yes, i WON’T stay alone today!

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meowrr

January 19, 2009 at 10:20 am (cat language) (, , , , )

mama opened this account for me today and i am trying to see what i can write here. let’s see.

mama says she loves it best when i say meowrr. she’s read it somewhere that when kittens say ‘meowrr’- what they are actually saying is ‘hello’. so.. whenever i say meowrr to her, she also meowrrs back to me. it makes me all confused because humans should not say meowrr… but it’s alright anyway.

oh yes, i am turning 3 months old in 2 days. my birthday is on oct 21 and i came to stay with mama and papa on december 23- when i was 2 months and 2 days old. i know, it has not been long… not even a month, but we are doing fine as a family. the first day i came here- i was very scared- humans are so big and mama and papa were not the humans i was sort of used to seeing. also my brother who was brought with me to the pet shop got sold in the morning- to some other family. i don’t know where he is now and how he is doing. anyways, as i was saying- the first day i was so sleepy, but i was scared to sleep- obviously because humans need to be kept on guard… and you cannot guard them when you are sleeping. so i went under the sofa and dozed off… i expected that the humans won’t find me… but they found me. humans can be smart at times (not as smart as cats, but not as stupid as some cats think)…. and mama took hold of me and petted me- and i started to purr. papa had never heard a cat purr before. i hear he was a big dog person and had very little idea about cats. but he searched in that big flat box of his (it’s called a ‘laptop’- as i learnt later), and found out that cats purr when they are happy- that made him very happy.

i purr a lot now. i like papa and mama too- they are more or less my family now. whenever they pick me up- i start purring, and they call me purr-oo when i do that. i wonder what purr-oo means, because my name is not that. my name is ‘sherkhan’… i think. so yea- this is my life at the moment… i sleep, eat, purr, get petted, watch the humans do things and play- a life of a kitten is a life pretty well 🙂

more to come, but i should go and chase the noise machine under the sofa AT THIS MOMENT. meeeow, gotta go! chirp!

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