Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Wordless Wednesday: "Helping" Decorate the Tree


(Please note that no Sphynx was harmed in the decorating of the tree.  It's an artificial tree and he didn't actually eat or swallow any of the greenery.  He just wanted to taste it!  Hasn't touched it since.  We think he thought it was cat grass at first, and quickly realized that it was not edible!)

Tuesday, December 06, 2016

Tortie Tuesday: Future Sister!

Hello everyone!  So a while back we told you that we might be getting a little sister in the future, and then a little while ago we posted a video of her as a newborn.  Back then you couldn't really tell that she's a tortie.

Well, we have some new photos of her to share.  You can now see the tortie pattern on her Sphynx skin.  She's a black tortie, which is why when she was a newborn it was hard to tell that she had a tortoiseshell pattern!




Our mom and dad think she is absolutely adorable.  We have to admit, at this stage, she is pretty cute.

Tentatively, she will be named "Chloe" after the character in "Smallville."  Our mom and dad are huge comic book geeks.

If all goes well, this little tortie will be joining us in March, when she's around 16 weeks old.  That gives her plenty of time to grow and allows her to be spayed and recover from her spaying before she joins our family.

Monday, December 05, 2016

Mancat Monday

Merlin here!  Thank you to everyone who commented on my post yesterday, and for all your continued purrs, prayers, and positive thoughts.


Today, since it is Mancat Monday, here is a photo of Dragonheart and I curled up on the bed together yesterday.  Devi was with us to start, but when our mom grabbed the flashy box, she took off.  Silly girl.

Be sure to visit us tomorrow - we have something special to share!

Sunday, December 04, 2016

10 Months Since Merlin's Cancer Diagnosis!

Merlin here!  I know it has been a sad week, with many friends making their trip to the Rainbow Bridge, but I have some positive news!  I also have some Christmas selfies, for Sunday Selfies with The Cat On My Head.

It has now been 10 months since I was diagnosed with large cell lymphoma of the GI tract and spleen, and given 1 to 3 months to live.  I have now outlived my most optimistic prognosis by 7 months!  So we are celebrating another milestone and are very happy that I am still doing well!


We did have a scare, back in early November, where there was one day when I didn't eat, drink, or use the litterbox, and I just lay wherever I was put, whether my mom or dad's lap, or my bed, or in front of the fireplace.  Fortunately, after eating some yogourt that night, the next day I was eating and drinking when food or water was placed in front of me, and then using the litterbox, and I started getting stronger again each day.  A week later I was back to my normal self, eating and drinking normally, having nice, solid stools with no blood or mucus, chasing my sister around like a crazy cat, playing with my toys, and jumping back up on the counters!  I'm still acting completely normal!  You would never know that I have cancer, besides one or two times a week when there is blood or mucus in my stool.


I'm still on steroids (prednisolone), so I have a huge appetite, and continue to be a solid Sphynx with lots of muscle.  So I haven't lost any weight, which is really good!

Right now we are taking it one day at a time, and just enjoying every moment we have together.  We do hope that I make it to my 9th Gotcha Day, which will be coming up just before Christmas:  December 22nd!  It would be a wonderful Christmas present if I'm still here for my Gotcha Day and Christmas.  Right now it looks like I will be, but you never know.  Hopefully I won't have another bad day like I did at the beginning of November for a while yet!

I am so thankful for all the purrs, prayers, and positive thoughts that so many friends have sent my way.  We greatly appreciate them!  We are so thankful to have such wonderful support.

Love to all of you.

Merlin

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Toesday

Can you guess whose dirty toes these are (they are from the same Sphynx)?  Yes, we are all in need of baths at the moment.  Our mom and dad have been putting them off, with the stress of the move, and then Merlin having a bad spell back at the beginning of the month.  But we are all doing great now, so there may be baths coming up this weekend.



So any guesses as to whose toes?

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Sunday Selfie: Dragonheart

Dragonheart here!  In honour of my Tenth Gotcha Day, that was celebrated on Friday, here is my Sunday Selfie for this week.  I know I'm looking off to one side, but I don't like having the flashy box flash in my eyes!


Be sure to comment on Friday's post.  We are holding a comment-a-thon to raise money for the OVC Pet Trust!