Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Cats on Tuesday: Tuxie Toesday

Cats on Tuesday Here are a couple of photos of me, curled up on my humans' bed (they have given up on "making" it, since I like to burrow underneath the covers and mess everything up anyway.) I'm curled up on top of one comforter and the sheets, but under their quilt from Newfoundland. In these photos, you have a good view of my hind paws - you can see how they are bicoloured, both pink and dark brown/black.

Dragonheart under the covers
Dragonheart under the covers (Click either photo to view a larger image)

Halloween TreatHootin' Anni awarded me a treat for Hallowe'en. :) I'd like to pass it on to the following cats:
Update on me: My new chicken-free food arrives today, so we'll see how I do with it. I'll be heading back to the vet anyhow, because I continue to have blood on my bum after I use the litterbox, and on the surface of my stools. This morning was particularly bad, with lots of blood, so my mom is very worried, which is why I'll be going to the vet tonight. I'm still behaving normally though - I'm as active as usual, eating normally, and playing lots! So, since I'm not acting sick, both the vet and my mom think it's likely the food I'm eating that's causing my problems. Clearly the first prescription food the vet gave me hasn't worked, so we'll try something else, that's chicken-free. We bought a sample pack that contains duck, turkey, and salmon, so we'll see if one of those agrees with me better!

Thanks again for all your suggestions, purrs, and prayers. I can't tell you how much my humans and I appreciate your friendship and support.


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

Oh my sweetest brother I am so worried about you:)) I rushed over early to read any update. Mommy got me new cat food too...all natural stuff with no bad things in it or by~products. Oh bummer, sometimes it is really tough for us cats!
I hope your trip to the vet will go well and they are gentle with you.
You are in my deepest heartstring thoughts:)
Love Peach

Anonymous said...

Oh DH you look soooo cute on the second picture ! I just wish I could plant a kiss on your head !

Sorry to hear that you still have some troubles. I hope the vet will find out what happens to you. But the fact that you behave normal and don't seem to be sick is already a good sign. Sometimes it also happens that little veins explode through the effort.

Cat Naps in Italy said...

You are such a beautiful cat! We hope you aren't too cold, we find the weather here is much colder in winter than it was in Indiana. We think it is because they build their houses with stone and tile, the cold just stays inside. We like to hide under the covers too (and we have fur). Sleeping near the radiator helps.

We are so happy to have found you. You are the only expat cat we know!

Opus and Roscoe

michico*Adan*Lego-小芥*阿丹*樂高 said...

Oah Dragonheart, Oah poor dear,
I am so worry about you!!!!!
What is wrong with your digestive system~! Oah dear, after seeing vet, please rest more.
I am not so sure if there is any advise of food I could give, but, michico says, maybe you could try sea bass, it a kind of fish. It is always useful in my country to heal the internal organs. Certainly you could ask the doctor first. It's only a suggestion.

Oah, I wish you recover soon~!!!!

Adan * michico

michico*Adan*Lego-小芥*阿丹*樂高 said...

Hey Dragonheart,
It's still me, michico again, I find a resource of Japanese website page to say sea bass's good feature and transfer to English by on-line dictionary for you, you can consider about that.
The originally webpage: http://www.b-gong.net/food/see-a072.html
After translate:
"The nourishment of the sea bass (a sea bass)

I take a lot of fat-solubility vitamin in a sea bass (a sea bass) for a white and include vitamin A, B1, D, iron content, potassium, DHA, EPA in richness.

I act on a mucous membrane of eyes and the skin, and the vitamin A is effective in improvement and the dermatopathia prevention of the asthenopia and, by improvement of the immunity power, can expect an effect for the cold prevention.

The vitamin D is the vitamins which are helpful for cancellation of the irritation, cancellation of the stress not only I do a bone and a tooth in vitamins making it easy to absorb calcium soundly.

Furthermore, because I include the iron content to lead to the anemia prevention, it is easy to be it for osteoporosis, and consumption of the calcium is a cooking ingredient wanting a remarkable woman to eat by all means.

But because it does not include vitamin C, I eat with vegetables in a lemon and summer to take in iron content effectively, and it is important to balance."


You can consider and ask about doctor's suggestion :)

Hope you recover soon~!

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

You do look snuggly in your pictures, particularly the second one.
We hope your V E T visit goes well. The fact that the blood is fresh and red and not old and dark is a good sign. Maybe you have a weak vein (possibly varicose) that is rupturing.

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

Ahhhh thank you for the sweet treat! I love apples we grow many here in Washington and send them ALLLLLLL over the world!
You look so cozy all curled up in your beans comforter. Thank you for the treat...I love October:)
You get better, I commando it!!!
Love Peach, oh come back and see Cole's Birthday Surprise!!!

Parker said...

Darn it! I really hopr that the new food does the trick. At least you are acting like you aren't sick. I think that's good!
ps - you are adorable!!!

Monty Q. Kat said...

Salmon sounds good! I hope it helps your bum.

Now scootch over, 'cause that blanket looks oh so warm....z..zzzzz....

Ramses said...

Get better soon ok! Oh and your bi coloured toes are cute! :)

FelineFrisky said...

DH - I am sorry to hear that you've been having potty box difficulties. that is so difficult to straighten out. Hopefully your new food will do the trick.

Blessing has new food now, for his kidneys. He is liking it.

Hope you will like yours, too.

Be well. D :)

Alexi said...

Dragonheart, you look so cute. I hope that you will be doin' bedder. The V-E-T is not fun but, perhaps necessary. We's purrin' for ya.


Mickey's Musings said...

Hi Dragonheart,I really like your toes.I bet it'e nice & warm in there too;)
I hope all goes well at the Vet and they can finally get this sorted out.All the trips mist be driving you nuts :(

Astrid (…and the kitties too) said...

We are purraying very hard for you little sweet Dragonheart!
We are worried too but we hope it is "only" food related and you'll find a sort of food that pleases you better and makes you feel healthy again.

Purrrs, Kashim & Othello

To all the mean people who think they must leave bad comments - once again:
If you don't have something nice to say: Just keep your mouth shut and go away! You don't have to hurt Dragonheart and his mom! Just stay away! period.

Forty Paws said...

Such pretty toes! It is always good when the humans give up on something because of us. That means World Domination is just around the corner.

That's an interesting treat. Don't eat it though. Your bum is having enough problems.

Good luck with the new foods!

Luf, Us

None said...

Hope the new food helps. Glad to hear you don't feel sick!

Tink said...

I really hope the new food agrees with you, so the bloody days are over!
The pics are cute! You look sooo adorable, I almost stroke my monitor... ;-)

I'm showing pics of the cats in their favourite napping spot!

Anonymous said...

Dragonheart, normally we don't worry about this much but you have had this awhile and we are worried too. Be well and enjoy those lovely covers!

Diamond Emerald-Eyes said...

You are such a handsome fellow Dragonheart, and you look so cuddly, all curled up like that. I hope they find out what is wrong with you soon. I will remember you in my preyers tonight, as always.

Anonymous said...

All the Good Cats hope that they find out soon what's wrong, and that you're back to normal again.

The Furry Kids said...

Oh, DH. I'm sorry you're still having 'tocks trouble. I hope the new food does the trick. We're still sending purrs and hugs and purrayers your way. Lots of hugs from my mom to yours, too.

Feel better, my handsome friend.


The Misadventures Of Me said...

Good lucks with the new foods. I hopes it works for yous.

Tara said...

You are very sweet Dragonheart! Congratulations! I'm sorry you are still having litter box problems. Lots of purrs for you!


Smeagol and Strider, Mystery (Sunnin' at the Bridge) and Gizmo too! said...

You look so comfy and cozy!!
We're purrin' and purrayin' that the new food helps. We're glad you're still feelin' normal, too.

Zippy, Sadie, Speedy and M'Gee said...

Ah, mom is still yakking about anal fissures and broken blood vessels. We hope da new food fixes what ever the prollem is...and that the new food is yummy, because we all love yummy food! Mom stopped making da bed here too, cuz Zippy burrows unner da covers and Speedy will pull da quilt into a pile to lay on. Sometimes he even lays on top of Zippy!

LZ said...

Latte and I want to thank you so much for the sweet treat!!! I'm sorry to hear that your stools are not better yet but I'm sure it will all get sorted out since you are feeling fine. Our bed is never made either.


ASTOR CATS said...

We hope this new diet fixes your problems right away. It's good that both your mom and the vet think it's your diet and that they can get different stuff for you to eat. Get better soon Dargonheart.

Midnite & Stray Kitty

Anonymous said...

Dragonheart- we will all be thinking of you and wishing you the best at the vet. You have very good humans looking after you and watching out for you....

from Calista, Baby, Dale and Darius (the D man)

Jimmy Joe said...

That looks like a super-comfy place to curl up and nap, Dragonheart! I'm sorry you're still having the poop problems. It took Coco a while with her special food to get regular poops, too. But now she's okay. I'm glad you have a good place to rest while you get better! Good luck at the T-i-e-r-a-r-t-z.
Your buddy, Jimmy Joe

None said...

You have different colored toes! How cute ;)

Hopefully your new food will be of help and you can be all healthy again.


Luna und Luzie said...

Dragonheart, you looks cute there in the bed :-)
Hope you will be well soon and the vet find out what it is.
Purrs and hugs to you!

Nice treat for halloween !!!

catsynth said...

We leave our bed unmade, too, it's more comfy for Luna that way, especially when I go away on trips.

We're hoping your humans are right and it's a diet issue. Diets can be changed. Thinking good thoughts...

Anonymous said...

Dragonheart you are soooo cuteeee...Meowwww..my mummy lets me on her bed too, but I usually only like it when she is sleeping, then I want to sleep on her head... :) Meoooowwwww

Anonymous said...

We don't have experience with the problem with the blood, but we do know that food allergies can cause all kinds of different reactions. We had a problem with itchy skin, and our friend Jade can't eat anything with any grains at all or she has severe digestive problems. We sure hope the change of food will take care of it for you. We're purrrrring you back to purrfect health!

Boy said...

sweet toes!
I hopes you get much better with the new food!

Anonymous said...

I love to hide under the sheets and quilts of my humans bed, too! It is so much fun and so warm and dark and soft!!
Congrats on your halloween awardie!

I hope so much that yu get better soon! I hope the vet finds out what the matter is with you.
Lots of healing purrs to you!

kuanyin333 said...

This news is worrisome...and Anela and I will keep you in our prayers! You still look beautiful though!

Mr. Hendrix said...

oh no sweet Dragonheart. This is no good. I'm sure your vet will take extra special good care of you until you are all better.
Mommy & Daddy are sending your beans extra hugs cause they know how worried they'd be if it was me.
Take care buddy. Bendrix and I are sending you the best thoughts and purrs for a quick recovery.

Mr. Hendrix said...

PS your pictures made mommy go "what a squishy little kitty head" Careful. That usually means kisses all over the head.

LZ said...

First of all, AWESOME costume!!! And secondly, how did your VET visit go? I figure its 8pm there so you are probably back. Still purring for you!


Angel Junior, Orion and Sammy said...

You look so comfy and content! Meowm loves the black and white fur on your nose!

We will continue our purrayers for you!

Fat Eric said...

I hope it went OK at the v-e-t and nothing serious is wrong. It sounds furry worrying.

My humans are going to Germany at the end of November for a weekend in Berlin. Any tips for places they should see? They have never been to Berlin before.

Black Cat said...

Your toes make me go all "aaawwwww"-y:) I hope the new food helps and that your stools will be blood-free soon. xxx

Karen Jo said...

You have the cutest toes, Dragonheart! Your sweet treat is wonderful, congratulations. I find this blood on the bum problem very worrying. I hope the new food fixes you right up.

Irishcoda said...

Hey, DH, you are in our purry prayers! That is scary that the blood keeps coming back, no wonder your bean is worried! Luckily the vet doesn't seem to think it's anything really serious beyond diet? Do kitties get hemoroods like beans do? We all hope you are all fixed up toot sweet!

Unknown said...

Dragonheart, you look so ADORABLE all cuddled up under your beans quilts, you look very comfy and I like your toesies.

I hope the change in food helps you. Keep us updated and we will continue to send good thoughts through the air to you.

Celeste said...

You look as sweet in the second picture. I think it is one of the best ever. I am hope you get better soon.

MaoMao said...

Awwww, Dragonheart -- we Ballicai wish you good luck at the vet, and we hope your poopy problem is nailed down soon. I'm so sorry you had a rough morning this morning -- we Ballicai love you and we're purrin' and purrin' hard for you that things get back to normal fur you very soon!

Those are supergreat pickshure of you -- you look adorable!

Kittyhugs and purrs from MaoMao!

Unknown said...

Wow, Dragonheart, your paw pads are very unique. Mine are solid pink, just like my nose!

The Devil Dog said...

You look very cute all curled up in the blankies, Dragonheart. I hope the new food helps your bum. I am glad you are still behaving normal. I hope they figure this our soon, for your and your parents sake.

Roxy & Lucky

Unknown said...

You are a very handsome cat my friend and his toes are perfect!!
Feliz Martes!

Happy COT

Luna Spain

The Furry Fighter said...

hey dragonheart!
what foods are you on? ise chicken-free and just eating Sensitivity dry food which is catfish and tapioca. seems we are both being tested for allergies to foods! hope your vet visit went OK dragonheart - please let us know asap!
happy fanksgiving for yesterday too xxx

Rosemary B❤️ said...

Dear Dragonheart, We hope the new foods will make your tummy better. I had this same trouble about two months ago... remember? my tummy did not like the foods so we had to go with one of the other prescription brands. It is really humiliating to have to go to the vet and they are fussing over our poops.

Thank you for this awardie. I am soo very proud to have this. Caesar is sleeping but when he wakes up I will tell him the good news!

These are adorrrrable pictures and we are going to send our favorite to Blizzie at kollig so she will say "awwwww how cute that Dragonheart is"

happy Day and good luck with the new foods. Salmon sounds very yummy!

Meowers from Missouri said...

oh, dragonheart--we are furry sorry to hear that you are still havin' problems! we's encouraged that you are not feelin' puny, as they sez here in the ozarks! we hopes that they treats you kindly at the v-e-t, an' that it will be the last trip there for a LONG time.

purrs from alla us!!

Anonymous said...

Oh, Dragonheart, sweet friend, I'm so sorry to hear you're still having problems! Please know I am purring for you every day and I'm glad you're going to the vet again, even though it certainly isn't fun. I hope you're better very, very soon!

Purrs and snuggles from Marilyn!

Shaggy and Scout said...

Dragonheart that second photo of you is an award winner!!! You are so darn gorgeous!
Paws crossed on feeling better soon!

Skeezix the Cat said...

I continyoo to be werried abowt yoo and yer poops. Was yer Halloween Costoom hand-made? It is reely terrifik!

Icon Baxter Bentley said...

I hope all goes well at the Vet. Keep us informed.

Anonymous said...

Feel better soon! I hate to hear that you aren't 100%.

Anonymous said...

Poor Dragonheart! I am glad you are at least feeling OK. My son (human son)had the same problem as an infant and it turned out to be a milk allergy. Once the cow's milk was gone, he was fine. Hopefully your Mom and the vet will figure out what your allergy is and then you will be fine too. My thoughts are with you!

Samantha & Mom said...

Oh Dragonheart, we hope they have figured out what is wrong. We will purr and purray for you. Maybe just a bad food reaction. You are so cute in your pictures. Blankets are fun to burrow in. (((((((hugs)))))))
Your FL furiends,

Lux said...

Ohhh, so sweet, those pictures! My beans have pretty much given up on the bed, also!

I hope the new food helps, Dragonheart. My thoughts are with you (and your beans - I know they must be worried lots).

Spike William and Angels China Cat and Willow said...

You are so adorable all curled up in bed. Your paw pads are very unique and quite handsome with those lovely colors.

Willow and I are both sending purrs and prayers that you new food will make you feel better.

Purrrs, China Cat & Willow

Donny and Marie and Casey said...

Oh no! I don't like all this talk of blood! I'm just so glad that you are acting ok. I hope that this new food will work for you...altho we are VERY VERY sad that you have to give up chicken. We don't think it's fair at all.

~your chicken-loving furriends, Donny, Marie and Casey

PS. Um...since you're not eating chicken anymore...can we have yours??? :D

jenianddean said...

My mom wants to just kiss your cute little nose! I hope your trip to the vet went well. We are so sorry you are having so much trouble. Keep us updated.

I missed your Thanksgiving post. Sorry...happy belated Thanksgiving. My mom and dad have some friends from Newfoundland and they celebrated with them a couple of years ago.

-Jasper McKitten-Cat

The Cat Realm said...

We are starting to get worried here too now... I hope someone founds out what is wrong with you soon!!!!! And get better!
Sending lots of get well purrs

Starbuck and Torrey said...

I love those pics! You are SOOOOO sweet! I hope you feel 100% soon!

Andree said...

I really love these photos. I think they are my all-time Dragonheart favorites. They remind me of my boys when they are good cats and come to bed at night. Thank you for posting them.