Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Toesday

Dragonheart here!  Just providing a quick update on how things are going at our house.

Our mom is super busy with the last week of her graduate program.  Our dad is busy doing his out-clearance, since he'll be taking the next couple of weeks off as we get the house ready to sell, and then he has to report for his new position the day after Labour Day, so we'll be separated from him again for a bit, but this time it will only be a few weeks.

Devi's stitches have dissolved, so her cone of shame has been removed, which has her very happy!  We are still waiting to hear back from the vet about the biopsy results.  We do know that she does not have skin cancer, which is a very good thing, but we are waiting for more detailed results as to whether there is anything else going on.  We have almost finished the transition to the hypoallergenic food, and she still has new lesions appearing on her skin, but she may need to be completely on the diet for a while before we notice any difference.

Merlin continues to do great!  He'll have his 9th birthday in a couple of weeks (September 2nd!)  We are hopeful that he will be with us to celebrate that big day!

I'm doing fine.  My gum hyperplasia is still there, but it doesn't appear to be bothering me too much, and I'm still eating and drinking.  Our pet insurance will not cover the full cost of the CT scan, so since money will be tight until we sell our house, our mom is doing to offer her services as a digital scrapbook layout artist for those who are interested.  Of course, that will have to wait until her graduate degree is done and we've finished with all the house stuff, because she wants to provide timely service.

Finally, here is a photo of my toes for Toesday.  Excuse the dirt, but with everything going on, our mom and dad haven't wanted to add to the stress with baths.

Dragonheart's toes

Thanks again to all our friends.  We will be back to visiting when all this chaos is finished!

13 comments

Punapippuri said...

Dirt - we se no dirt! Not like our muddy, greasy nekkids, hehehe.

Thanks for the updates. Merlin- we are looking forward to a wild old party on September 2nd. Devi - soooo glad to read it's not the nasty horrible big C, and we hope the new food will really help your skin heal up and not cause any allergic reactions itself. And Dragonheart, long may that nasty lumpy thing not hinder you. Oh and good luck to Mom and Dad with all that busy-ness - your life is pretty darn hectic.

Fur Everywhere said...

Wow, you all are busy!! We are sorry to hear about all the health issues going on there. We don't have pet insurance (too many pre-existing conditions here) but we are sorry to hear that it will not cover the full cost of a CT. You could do a fundraiser for the remaining cost. I would be happy to share it on social media. I would happily donate a little, too, if I have any to spare then. Carmine and Lita's meds have been so expensive lately. I can definitely relate to the vet bills and want to help in any way possible.

I truly hope your Merlin is there with you to celebrate his birthday. <3

Hannah and Lucy said...

We hope your Mom will soon be finished with her work and you can all have some time together and take a break. We were so pleased that your gum is not as bad as it was Dragonheart and hope it will gradually start to feel better. Here's hoping that you can all start to relax and feel calmer when your house is ready to sell and you even better have someone who wants to buy it.

Brian said...

That was a darn good report, except for your poor Mom being so busy!

Caren Gittleman said...

great updates and thanks for taking the time to do so! catchatwithcarenandcody

Three Chatty Cats said...

What cute toesies, Dragonheart. Thank you for the update! I hope you're able to celebrate with Merlin on the 2nd.

Just Ducky said...

Good luck to your mum finishing her grad school stuff. To dad on his new job. All of you, doing so well.

The Island Cats said...

Glad to hear you guys are doing well. Dragonheart...we just love your toes!

Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs said...

Glad everyone is doing OK. We have our paws crossed your house sells without any trouble and everything works out GREAT for all of you.

Pretinha said...

Estamos enviando ronronas para sua família...
eles tem muito trabalho para fazer.

LP said...

That is a lot going on! We hope your move goes smoothly! And congrats to your Mama for completing her degree! We just realized that you are in Guelph...our Mama lived there a long time ago! Thanks for wishing M+L a happy birthday :)

the critters in the cottage xo

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Bibi-Chan, Gen-Chan, Vidock, Violette said...

Dragonheart, your toes are works of art!

We're glad that you are all doing well and, in particular, we hope that Merlin will be with us for a good while longer.

Purrs,
The Chans

MISS PEACH ~(^.^)~ said...

Miss Hope here with good mews....my mommy can come and give you ALL a bath if you want...she is real good at it. I had mine yesterday and am rosy pink now. I sing a real nice bath song..."MEOWWWWWWW MEOWZZZZZZZ are ya finished yet mom!!?"
we are glad to read the good mews here and that you will be back to normal before you know it...wishing you all a smooth transition from station to station.
Much love and purrrrrs from the cozy cottage