Monday, March 30, 2015
Yep, we picked him up and he does, in fact, have an infection. I think it is kind of silly that we take the cat to the Vet saying we think he has a UTI. They keep him, give him tests, and the next day they say yes, he has a UTI. That will be $200 please. Oh well, it is well worth it to get him better.
He has a few chicken flavored medications he has to take and is back on patrol, checking out what the other cats are doing. He seems to be feeling OK but hard to tell with this little guy.
Sunday, March 29, 2015
Sometime ago we noticed some pee outside the cat box. While I find this a pretty revolting behavior, I guess it also indicates that something is physically wrong with the cat. All the cats seemed to be fine and we didn't have a clue who the culprit was. Cats hide ailments so they don't appear weak. Sandi has been stalking the cats, trying to learn who was the random pee'er and caught Tang in the act yesterday morning. If you have random cat pee going on the good news is that it was pretty much confined to a bath tub. Clean up was a breeze...
So, our neighbor the Vet, kept Tang over night at the clinic to run a few tests. I'm told that it is probably an infection of some kind but it has to be treated.
It has been a different kind of Sunday morning without Tang, aka "The Sheriff" patrolling the family room looking for sun spots.
He shows up out of the blue, all over the house. He is never too far away from us.
He plays hard and chills hard too.
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Monday, March 23, 2015
Gypsy had a great time outside with us. I hope we can spend more time outside soon. (without a coat)
Sunday, March 22, 2015
OK, this is the first time Zoe is getting attention on Gypsy's blog. Sandi has reminded me of this often so in order to keep the kitty peace in the house I thought I'd show her off.
Zoe, aka: ZoZo, is our big black cat. I say "our" cat but in all reality she only cares for Sandi. ZoZo doesn't even hang out with the other cats and they really try to avoid Zoe too. She can have a bit of an attitude.
Today it is all about Zoe, the big black cat with a big attitude. She loves her Mom.
Friday, March 20, 2015
I'm not going out in that!!!
This is supposed to be the first day of spring but, winter is reluctant to leave. We woke up this morning to a wet/snowy mess outside. If this was November we'd be excited to see the big, fluffy flakes but at this point, we're over it.
I'm over it too!!!
We had plans to get on our bikes to celebrate the arrival of spring but, that might not happen for a day or two.
Bring on the warm weather...Gypsy needs a Poodle Day!
Thursday, March 19, 2015
Hey, help yourself Dude!!
Gypsy is really comfortable around the cats. I think she might think that she is just a big, hairy cat sometimes.
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Sunday, March 15, 2015
A friend of ours found a stray cat in a run down part of Baltimore and took her in. They more than likely saved this cats life. As noble as that act was I was still surprised that they kept the cat because
1. She is allergic to cats and
2. They already have two beautiful Standard Poodles and they took up so much of their free time. These are the folks that got us thinking about getting a Standard!
Anyway they gave her a good home and shortly thereafter discovered that she (the cat) was pregnant. Along came the litter and this little guy was given to Sandi as a birthday gift. I had very little say in the matter. Actually, I had no say in the matter. That was a year ago and I'm actually glad that Sushi came to us.
Sushi has been a great addition to the family, bringing a little youth to the group of animals. He keeps the red boys on their toes as he will spring out and jump them from time to time. He is great with Gypsy, usually giving her a sniff when she is sleeping.
Our friend kept all of the remaining kittens and they have a great life. Just think what would have happened had they not found that stray cat?
Saturday, March 14, 2015
Recently this stressed out behavior seems to be getting worse. Maybe because she is getting older, not sure. We talked to our Vet about it and she prescribed some "happy pills" to take the edge off and help her relax. I'm not a fan of taking pills, even for myself, but if they will make her a happier dog I'll give them a try. Now that it is nicer out we can pick up our walking too. I'm sure that will help calm her down.
Maybe I should consult Cesar Milan?
Monday, March 9, 2015
Saturday, March 7, 2015
Last Wednesday night into Thursday morning we had yet another snow storm. The news was building it up like it was going to be the storm to beat all storms. It snowed mostly all day Thursday and I guess we got another 6-7 inches. The people in Boston laugh at that snow total.
She had a great time. We had to take advantage of the snow while we could. This weekend is going to warm and the big melt will commence. I suppose the field will be a soupy mess for some time.
Gypsy is now sprawled out on the floor, snoozing away, a very happy girl.
Sunday, March 1, 2015
Today was the day that I opened my first ever home brew. This is something I've never tried before but always wanted to give it a go. So a few weeks ago I brewed up a German Kolsch type beer. It's been sitting in Sandi's closet fermenting for the last two weeks. I'm happy that none of the bottles exploded. I've been worried that I created a skunk beer. Happy to say that it is drinkable. A bit hoppy but a good crisp flavor. Not bad if I do say so myself. I've been told that I have to name the beer and it has been suggested we go with "Gypsy Juice" not sure if I'm a fan of that one or not.
By the way, I did mention a few posts ago that we've gone with a Paleo diet. This is true but I guess I still get my share of liquid grain.
I've got your back Dino!!!
She picked him up and ran laps with him. She was happy to be outside with me.
Hey, I'm just sensitive!!!
Yes you are. Anyway, Gypsy had a ball running through these fields. The tree line was bordered by these deep banks of snow. Of course, after this first shot my battery went dead.
We'll get her back out in the fields again this afternoon and hopefully get a few more pictures.