Wednesday, September 07, 2016

Wordy Wednesday

Hello friends!  Today will be a wordy Wednesday, as we will catch you all up with the news on our end.

All three of us under the blanket we brought with us to the hotel

So the photo above was all three of us curled up under the comfy blanket we brought with us to the hotel.  We would never have white sheets at home!  They would quickly become stained with our Sphynx oils, even when washed regularly.

The good news is that our house sold!  So we are back living at home until the movers come to pack things up on September 26th.  Then we will be living in hotels in our current city and our new city until we take possession of our new home on October 13th, although we won't move in until the 14th.


All three of us in a row on the bed
If you read our recent news, you will know that Merlin just celebrated his 9th birthday (on September 2nd) and 7 months with cancer (on September 4th).  Merlin is continuing to do well, although he is vomiting bile and having loose or bloody stools on occasion.  Still, he continues to eat (thanks to the prednisolone which gives him an appetite), play, and behave perfectly normally.  He's a little stressed right now because our dad had to report for duty in the new city yesterday, September 6th, but he will be home on the weekend, so that's good.  Basically, he will be spending weekdays away from us in the new city and weekends home with us, until we move.

Dragonheart is unfortunately starting to chew on his gum hyperplasia mass again, so he may need to return to the vet sometime this week.  Hopefully all he needs are some more painkillers, until we can get him in for a CT scan after our move.

Devi is doing well.  She was on a low dose of prednisolone daily for two weeks, which seems to have cleared up her eosinophilic granulomas.  She is now tapering off the prednisolone, taking one pill every other day, while continuing to eat a venison and green pea allergy wet food formula.

Our mom continues to look for a job as a registered dietitian in our new city, now that she has completed her master's degree.  Unfortunately, there don't seem to be many dietitian positions open in our new city.  She's applied for all the jobs she's seen posted, but none of them have called her back.  She's also going to apply for PhD programs, which would start in the Fall of 2017, if she is accepted to do a PhD.



In the meantime, she is thinking of starting a digital scrapbooking for hire business, as she needs to do something to keep herself busy besides help us blog!  Is this something any of you would be interested in?  She is thinking of charging $10 per page for up to 4 photos, and $15 a page for 5 or more photos on a page (you would get either a 12"x12" or 8"x8" page suitable for printing, as well as a web-friendly version), and if you wanted her to use a specific kit that she does not own, you would need to pay for the kit as well (but she already has lots of kits, including some cat-specific ones).  You can see her full gallery of pages (beyond the ones we've shared here) at GingerScraps.  She can also do non-pet-related pages, as you can see from her gallery.  If this is something you think you might be interested in, please email us!  Thanks!

We hope all our friends are doing well, and are excited that we can visit you again!  We will try to get around to everyone who has visited us recently, but if we miss you, we apologize!  Sometimes the linked names in the comments don't let us find the blog they came from easily, especially when it's a Google+ comment.

19 comments

The Florida Furkids said...

Lots of great things happening in your lives. We hope things go well with the move! The digital scrapbooking sounds like a great idea! We're going to go check out her page.

The Florida Furkids

Hannah and Lucy said...

We are so pleased to see you all again as we had missed you so much. Happy belated birthday wishes for you Merlin. Please don't keep chewing your gums again Dragonheart as this will only make them very sore. We hope you are going on well Devi and get to eat venison which sadly we've never been given. Take care friends.

Punapippuri said...

Thank you for the update - you are so busy. Although we love the thought of whites sheets (and so des Äiti) we all know everything is better with fur and sphynxie oil! Good luck for all the changes ahead.

Just Ducky said...

Lots going on and changing in your lives, so keep us posted on your moves. How far between where you are now and where you will be living?

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

Thank you for taking the time to write such a detailed update. It's good to get all your news, although we wish there were simply no health issues at all.

We just love the pic of all of you under the blankie. We will cross our paws that the transition will be smooth to your new home/city. It's always stressful to change locations like that.

Purrs,
The Chans

dezizworld.com said...

Well meow, mostly good mews. Concats on da sale of your house. Ya' reckon dat gum chewin' is just nerves or stresws rather due to ya' know everythin' kinda bein' up in da air? Mommy's moved lots with kittys and some get more stressed than others. Anyways, of course we'll be purrayin' fur all of ya'. Da scrapbookin' thing sounds pawsum, but we don't have money fur stuffs like dat, so ask others. We's sure there are lots of peeps dat would luv it. So good luck with your business. Big hugs all 'round.

Luv ya'

Dezi and Raena

Pretinha said...

Awww vocês três juntos embaixo do cobertor é muito fofo!!
Vamos ficar com as patas cruzadas para que a mamãe de vocês
seja chamada para trabalhar em breve.

Jans Funny Farm said...

Boy, do we understand that last paragraph! We have a time trying to find blogs on G+. Sometimes to the point we give up on even visiting some blogs because it is so time consuming just to figure out where they are on G+.

We are glad things are moving along and that your dad will only be gone weekdays for a time instead of every day until you move. We hope everything goes smoothly and your mom finds an appropriate to her skills job she loves.

Brian said...

Y'all sure have so much goung on!

The Island Cats said...

We're so glad your house sold so quickly. Now we hope your move goes as smoothly.

Flynn said...

I am glad that your house sale went through, and hope the move goes well.

ANGEL ABBYGRACE said...

That is fabulous news about the sale of your home. Which can be such a stressful time. Thank you for the updates and big purrs for your babies.

Melissa, Mudpie and Angel Truffles (Mochas, Mysteries and Meows) said...

So much news! Your digital scrapbook pages are so beautiful I think you would be a great success!

Caren Gittleman said...

Lots of news! So happy your house sold! You have your hands full with all 3 kitties that is for sure!
Right now I am low on $$$ but if that changes I may look into your services! catchatwithcarenandcody

Toby Ayne said...

You do have a lot going on! Hopefully everything will settle down after the move!!! Hang in there all of you! Toby from Toby's Wrecking Crew (kittycaperz.wordpress.com)

The Menagerie Mom said...

It sure sounds like you are all keeping perfectly busy! Although I know it will mean a couple of weeks in hotels, I am so happy that your house sold and that you already have a new one lined up. You will all be so happy with this change, I'm sure! And I am so glad to hear that all of you adorable kitties are doing well overall (despite keeping your mom and dad and vet busy - but you sure are worth it!). Many purrs to all of you!

angelswhisper2011 said...

That's a busy time for all of you, Kitties. We hope the moving will go as smooth as it possibly can. Good Luck Pawkisses to you all and stay well my furriends :) <3

angelswhisper2011 said...

Btw that scrapbook is a good idea. Your mom is an artist and working home with you is the best of everything. Just wanted to say that :D

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

I am glad the house sold and you have another one to go to soon. I am glad everyone is holding their own, I will keep praying for you all. It sounds like the next month is going to be tough. Good luck to your Mom with the job hunt and the scrapbooks.