Posts filed under “animals”
Amelia continues to do daily battle with the plush shark that previously drove her to Cute Overload fame. We originally got the shark at Manila Ocean Park, and it was a great travel pillow, but a much better cat toy. (For some reason Martha doesn’t care as much for the shark, or for any large [...]
It’s been over two months (but it feels like a lifetime) since Pandora’s death, and after a mourning period, we’ve been feeling ready to adopt since the first day of 2013. (New Year, New Beginning, and all that, I suppose.) Checking the list at local rescue shelter Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation (LDCRF) we [...]
Got this from the vet in the mail yesterday. It’s Pandora’s pawprint, impressed into a plaster heart before her necropsy and cremation. We opted not to get the ashes back, so this pawprint suffices for a memorial. …and Lessons Learned for Future Cat Care * Watch your cat’s phosphorus intake. While phosphorus is an important [...]
It is with great sadness that I announce the passing of Pandora, due to complications from advanced kidney failure. She was 21 years old. (April 1991 to November 2012.)
Our cat Pandora had a seizure last night.
There has been a side effect to Pandora’s health problems I had not anticipated: jaw dislocation. According to the vet, renal failure causes calcium-phosphorus imbalances that can lead to bones softening or changing shape. In Pandora’s case her jaw sometimes has these infrequent but alarming moments of orthopedic disengagement (don’t watch if you’re squeamish about [...]
Pandora the Cat is now 20 years old, and still enjoying a reasonably good quality of life, but her advanced years have seen many feline health difficulties common to cats her age.
Sad news: Jasper the Cat has died, at the venerable old age of 20. You may remember Jasper from my time living in Baltimore — he was my old housemate’s cat, and Pandora’s brother. An active and affectionate gray tabby with a roguish penchant for the outdoors, Jasper was excitable opposite to his quieter, more [...]
Oh look, Pandora’s gonna yawn:
Pandora has lately taken to jumping up on the couch whenever we sit on it, even getting up on our laps to try and use the computer. (This is our IKEA LILLBERG, which she had previously shunned since it was not as soft as gCouch, but she’s grown to like it.) Update: Oh look, she’s [...]