Sunday, January 19, 2014

Kitty Drama (again)

When you have multiple cats it seems as if there is always something going on with one of them. We take pride in the care that we give these guys and they all won the kitty lottery when they came to this house to live. The latest addition, Suede (aka Captain America) hasn't been feeling very well. Shortly after moving in with us he started scratching and lost some fur on his face and had an ear issue. After a few trips to our trusty neighbor the vet, and after much testing and lab work, we discover he is allergic to just about everything. That long list includes oak, elm, oats, and a bunch of other things. He has had a round of steroid shots in an effort to make him feel better. If cats could play baseball Suede would be a home run king. Move over Barry Bonds.
He is still laying around a bunch. He gets up and follows me around like usual but I can tell it is an effort for him.
 
As I write this he slowly came up into the office and took his usual place by the door next to Gypsy. Gypsy is always present when I'm at the computer and Suede is right by her side.
I think we are going to try some allergy shots this week and hopefully that will do the trick. My job today is to go out and try to find some firewood that isn't oak or elm.

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