Saturday, October 24, 2009

Real Simple Cookie Recipe!

One of the blogs I am following is Eat at Bett's! It is a great little blog with lots of recipes! This is the one that was posted today. It's for very simple cookies...from a cake mix! If I had time I would try it.... Why don't you and let me know how they turn out!!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Beau Update

Here is the latest update on Beau! When I took him to the vet Friday before last I was told that he needed to have his teeth cleaned. He has Gingivitis and because of the plaque one of his teeth was loose and probably needed to be pulled! Bella had to have her teeth cleaned a few years back and she did fine so I figured it was good for Beau to have his done too. I took him early Tuesday morning and left him for the day. He had 4 days of Prozac...

When I picked him up I had to meet with the vet to discussed his treatment. He had to have 2 teeth pulled because the roots had degraded and he has antibiotics he has to take twice a day but no Prozac for now! He was acting strangely in his carrier while we were at the vet...kinda bobbin and ducking, like a prizefighter. After arriving home, I took him out of the carrier and his back end would not work. He just pulled himself forward with his front paws. Not really over the anesthesia!

He hid under the bed all evening and night not eating or drinking. That lasted through the next day. When he walked around the house he was limping...sad. They gave him a shot in his leg to put him too sleep..but because of the Prozac he had to have a little more so that meant 2 shots!

Wednesday he seemed to be a little better. I let him out on the screen porch with Bella in the evening and next thing I know....I was breaking up a cat fight! He had turned on Bell, who have flattened herself on the floor.

Now keep in mind they are best friends! They sleep together, eat together, play and just hang out all day. This was very upsetting to Bella and me! So I separated everybody and put him in my room...where he promptly got under the bed! When I woke up the next morning, Thursday, he was standing by the back door ready to go out on the porch again! He still was not eating or drinking...that I could tell. But by Friday morning he seemed to be even better and decided to have a snack! Now he is just slightly limping.

So as you can see, it has been very busy around here! Every day he is getting better and is just taking a while! Hopefully he will be cured by Monday! Maybe then he will have forgotten about peeing on everything and will not need the Prozac!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Hoping this one works!!

Took Beau to the vet today! He had to have his checkup and get his shots. While he was there we discussed the issues he has been having... By the way, did I tell you I am sooo tired?

He has been waking me up for a week or more now at 4:30 or 4:45 ....every single day! He will pee on something at that time of day so I try to hold him off until 6:30 or 7:00. That means trying to sleep with the light on...which does not work! It does calm him down for a while but not too long. So I get up and get to work. Good thing my "office" is in the kitchen! I cut out aprons and surf the web, trying to be quiet as to not wake up Sweet Mama. But most of the time, she is up by 7:30.

So the vet and I discussed meds for him. and he has been prescribed Prozac!!! Yay!! I am hoping that this is the magic pill for him and it will end the spraying! I am so tired of cleaning up pee by dawn's early light. Tonight I am giving him his first pill...Hopefully I can sleep until 8. That would make for a great day!! Please, please work! I'm keeping my fingers crossed!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

The Baby has Issues

This is Beau...the Baby! He is 5 (or 6 or so). He showed up on my front porch in 2004. Bella (she was 2 at the time) said she LOVED him and we must keep him. So we asked around and no one claimed him so we kept him. Then he had a few little operations and is here to stay! Very sweet! Loves Bella! Is a lap cat! Very playful! Chatty! Needy! Has issues!!

He has been fixed but he sprays...lots of cats in the neighborhood. Bella likes to make new friends but he is a bit jealous... I have taken him to the vet and put him on some kind of medicine but it does not work...just makes him dopey. I don't want to drug him but the meds that he was given put him in a coma and wears off just in time for dawn and the peeing begins again! I read here online that vets now recommend Prozac...anybody heard about that?

He is so loving and sweet ...just has this one problem. I can't keep covering every piece of furniture in tinfoil...Any suggestions?