Re: off topic - Smoky & Bandit - kinda long

Laura Jordan ( laura@denverdirect.com )
Tue, 16 Feb 1999 08:01:00 -0700

Barb,

Sounds like your boys are going to be as big as my Garfield!! He's about 12
lbs and Patches was about 14 before he got sick! They'll be wonderful
companions and I like the way you call Smoky a house puma! My Garf was
called a big fuzzy weasel by my roommate when he first moved in with us.
Garf startled him in the middle of the night and James mistook him for a
giant hairy weasel! We still get a good laugh over that! :-D Anyway, glad
to hear the boys are doing well. Best wishes.

Laura and the Brat Pack

Moermond, Barbara wrote:

> Well, the boys are no longer breeders. They have recovered COMPLETELY
> from the procedure and are back to their destructive little selves:-).
> While Smoky was under, I asked the vet to take a look at his colon to
> see if there was anything obvious potentially causing the bloody
> diarrhea. They didn't have a small enough endoscope, so the vet wasn't
> able to do a full colonoscopy, but the distal end of the colon was free
> of lesions and looked totally normal. So. I spoke with my vet and we
> are going to continue the pumpkin (excellent way to add fiber to a
> kitty's diet - and most kitties LIKE it - it's very weird) and do some
> more tests on his stool to see if we can find anything out before we
> send him to the UW-Vet School for a colonoscopy.
>
> Poor kitty. Not really, though. He is obnoxiously healthy in every
> other way. Their weight's as of Thursday the 11th were these: Bandit
> at a respectable 6.5# (he's a very long skinny kitty) and Smoky the
> House Puma at a whopping 8.75#!! Not too bad for a couple of 6-month
> olds:-). Whenever they yawn, I look at their adult canines and try to
> extrapolate how much larger they will get. They both have quite a ways
> to go! It'll definitely be interesting to see how big Smoky is when he
> finally stops growing.
>
> I dropped them off at the vet's Thursday morning and my mom wanted me to
> do some grocery shopping for her and while I was at the store I was
> checking out the pet stuff (doesn't everyone?) and they had the best
> selection of cat toys I've seen. So. I bought some. OK. A lot. :-).
> And the best part is, that everything was a big hit:-). Ninja just used
> to give me this look like: excuse me? Is that for me? Why? Yeah,
> mom, whatever. (I really miss her attitude!!)
>
> I'll keep y'all posted on Smoky's diarrhea problem....
>
> Sending excess kitten energy and purrs to all in need...........
>
> Barb+Smoky+Bandito
>
> Barb Moermond
> State of Wisconsin - Higher Educational Aids Board
> Barbara.moermond@heab.state.wi.us
> <mailto:Barbara.moermond@heab.state.wi.us> - (608) 266-3091
>
> "Balanchine has trained his cat to perform brilliant jetes and tours en
> l'air; he says that at last he has a body worth choreographing for."
> - Bernard Taper
>
> In loving memory of Ninja (1990? - Sep. 9, 1998)

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