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Happy Hoppy Eighth Birthday

July 1st, 2018 · 12 Comments · Post Amputation

We celebrated the boys eighth birthday on June 30th. We are still in the Mature category be clear;) 

Happy Birthday to me

New treat puzzle, not plastic cause I get chin acne from plastic

See how I hold the yeowww banana

I’m laying on it. It’s mine

Hats again Mom?

I got this thing figured out

Enough of this hat I am backing out of it.

We had planned on having both the boys dental’s done in May had blood work done, and Saxton ’s comes back as a no go. We would retest in another month to see if things changed his blood work was great six months ago? Purrkins blood work came back good. We had his dental done. The Vet was accommodating with us and gets cats! We talked about all this before the dental on cage time what meds they would send us home with how they would sedate him etc. He made special arrangements for Purrkins to NOT come in early in the morning and wait in a cage for his turn. The office called us right before they were ready for Purrkins for us to bring him in. LOVED THAT they also let us pick up Purrkins as soon as the procedure was over. For any cat & cat owner HUGE! Less stress on all pawties! 

Two teeth had lesions and needed to be removed. Purrkins came home with three days of Buprenorphine so anyone who thinks three days of meds is ok on amputation IT’S NOT & it is cruel plus Amoxicillin for five days.

We were not prepared for two teeth coming out and Purrkins coming home seeing pink elephants! Purrkins did great on Buprenorphine and Gabapentin in recovery well lesson learned with no Gaba means a drunk ABLED  Purrkins with the Zoomies! Gaba made him sleepy just Buprenorphine does not! NOTED

Purrkins was to remain calm no jumping or stairs, and Purrkins did not get that memo. We got the recovery room ready and pulled the mattress off the frame and into the spare room we went for three days. Uneventful in the room. Purrkins did great.

Pink elephants?

Groovy

Phew I’m tired of those pink elephants

We were able to start brushing teeth again after 14 days. I do brush their teeth yes, I don’t do the most excellent job, but I get it done I was not sure it was enough, and it still paid off, everything was mild tartar, etc.  We added a dental chew in Virbac C.E.T. Enzymatic Oral Hygiene Chews for Cats they love them and come running when they hear the bag. The boys  have a preferred taste to the CET Poultry Toothpaste  that is the only one that is like a treat to them, and we use this tiny little brush CET Toothbrush for Cats 

Some info on dental health in cats if you have a cat, please read. Everything You Need to Know About Your Cat’s Dental Health

Below is a screenshot, not the entire article click the link above, please.

Saxton has since got blood work redone and YAAAAY it has improved, and now he can have his dental done. We will continue blood work every six months to make sure things stay stable. We Mark and I  decided we will not do Saxton’s dental until the next 6-month blood work Saxton needs a vet break, and we all need a break in all aspects. Nothing is urgent dental wise, and we are doing these to prevent problems with their health in the future well that is our hope! I have no idea what we were thinking about doing them both at one time anyway?!?!? 

My parents came to stay with us we had a wonderful time, time went entirely too fast!

Yep, that’s our Grandpa, and we love him!

Grandma said no to the photo of them both and I had to delete it which I understand! I get that from my Mom!

UPDATE ON FARABLOC blanket-

Purrkins uses his farabloc every day, and we continue to go to acupuncture and chiropractic we went May 30th. I move the blanket to his two favorite layabout places, and we have not had one episode until June 23rd. Purrkins was in his cat tree, and I forgot to move his blanket! The cat tree has been the commonplace Purrkins has had his phantom limb episodes? Might be all of the EMF’s are circulating in that area? 

He bolted out of his tree and down the tree to attack, bite, lick & scratch his no arm! Mark said he is having an episode again. I saw he did not have his blanket I forget to move it one time and crap! I grabbed the blanket and wrapped him in it. The episode stopped immediately~! No poop it was over just like that!

Farabloc WORKS anyone has a doubt try it because it has been a huge relief for Purrkins and this was the first episode we have had since it came in Dec. Worth the cost? YES! Was it just because I did not move the blanket for him? That is what I suspect. Time will tell. I can tell you I will never forget to move that blanket again! 🙁

We have ordered a faraday cage for the smart meter, and the wifi router will see what changes and if we have another break thru episode in between tune-ups? We have talked about seeing a pain specialist who is 1 1/2 away. Dr. Matt is an hour plus away so not a big difference, and Purrkins does not mind car rides he never makes a peep and enjoys the ride? Maybe the pain specialist will have some answers? Will keep you posted on what happens and what we decide to do from here.

Purrkins, two-year ampuversary, is the 27th, and

Super Stewie’s one-year ampuversary is the 10th!

We have more celebrating to do!!

More Pawties?

Saxton trying to help write Purrkins blog or not;)

Until then hope everyone furry and human alike are doing well and enjoying their summer!  

Love & Purrs to all!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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12 Comments so far ↓

  • Tiffany Garden

    Happy hoppy birthday from me, Tetrapod, RR Jake and our three foster kitties. 😀

    Also thank you so much for sharing your experience with the Farabloc blanket. I’m strongly considering adding one to our supplies here and knowing that it’s still doing wonders helps me make that decision. 🙂

    • Purrkins

      Thanks, Tiffany, Tetrapod, RR Jack & 3 fosters. Wow, 3 I need to catch up on your blog. Thanks for all you do!
      You welcome happy to share our experience & we will keep updating. It would be an excellent addition for your gear & always revolving trikitties and residents.
      Chin scratches to all the kitties please & Spirit kisses to Tripod!
      ❤️

  • Super Stu!

    Hoppy Birthday Mr Whispering Purrrrkins and Happy Birthday to you too My Sexy SaxTon!! 8 years old! Wow, you sure don’t look like you are in your ‘mature’ years! Be sure to stay young in your Kitten Catidudes!

    You make that Yeeeowwww banana look tasty Mr Purrrrkins, but Sexy SaxTon has you beat on the very cool looking ‘non-acne-making’ toy! 😉

    Congratulations to the both of you for having excellent blood work!
    Drunken Zoomies… hehehe! Whispering Purrrrkins, you do know how to get yourself into mischievous trouble don’t you!
    Good job on putting off your tooth inspection for six months SaxTon! 😉
    Spike can certainly tell you young fellas that it is important to take care of your teeth. He just had a terrible abscess form due to a bad tooth! Thank goodness the old man is feeling better these daze!

    I laughed out loud when I saw Mr Purrrkins in his armchair pose! Ha! Purrrrfect! And you guys are as good looking as your Grandpa!!! Tell Grandma it’s okay that she is camera shy like your Mum, we Ruv them anyway!

    Stay close to your Farabloc blanket Whisoering Purrrrkins, it’s telling you to have no more nasty attacks, it’s gonna protect you!

    Miss Holly, I am still giggling over your Hedgie Delivery! 😁 Love it! Stewie wants to send you a big hug for not forgetting his very special day! We sure wouldn’t want either you or Sexy SaxTon to miss out on the Pawty!

    We are soooo looking forward to celebrating your 2 year Ampuversary Mr Purrrrrkins! That is a milestone we all want to achieve! Lead the way my Little Big Fella!

    Tons of Lovin comin’ your way and massive hugs from
    Superb Stewie, Super Spitfire Spikey, Chester McBossy, Pretty Hissy Lily and Loudly Talking Ted, but let’s not forget your Pals, Petra & Paul
    ♥️😽😽🎗🐕😽😽♥️

    • Purrkins

      Thank you, Miss Petra. We are planning on following in Mr. Spikes footsteps!

      Sexy Saxton usually gets the votes on looks;) See even you call him Sexxxy!

      Mom has told us about Mr. Spikey and what a spitfire kitty he is, and he kicked that tooth infection to the curb! He is healing up like only a Spitfire Spike could do. Keep it up Spike we look up to you!!

      We will tell Grandpa we sure miss them in that room! We kept looking to make sure they were not hiding on us. I don’t like those attacks the lightning bolts come and get me. The farabloc stops them from zapping me. No more attacks are right. 🙏🤞🏻

      We are glad you giggled and loved the hedgie delivery he is slow, but we sent him on his way thru the internet waves. How could we forget the significant one-year milestone? We are coming with the Hedgies thru the internet;)

      Stewie is already in line keep it up buddy we have lots of celebrating to do. Follow my lead Stewie ok? I’m striving for the longest living tripawd kitty with brother Saxton in tow. We will be coming to your pawty first. Hedgies, bullies, and surprises 😉

      Love and hugs right back to you all chin scratches and belly rubs to the gang, please.
      ❤️😽😽😽😽🎗🦔🦔🎗❤️

  • Ingrid King

    Happy Birthday, kitties!

  • paws120

    Hoppy birthday you handsome guys! You don’t look a day over 2… neither of you! I know it’s your pawrents love and dedication that keep you both in tip top shape and healthy!

    Lol, things turned out the right way… One dental at a time please! That way you can each get your proper spoiling after 😉😉

    Purrkins, you are an inspiration to the Tripawds community! It is so wonderful to know you are still kicking that nasty stuff to the curb.

    🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂

    Happy birthday boys! Hugs and love to you all ❤️❤️❤️

    • Purrkins

      Thanks, Jackie
      Yes, it worked out thankfully only one at a time! Can’t imagine two on Buprenorphine holy cow😳🤭😬
      Mom & the onco says we threw that nasty 💩 away we plan on hopping on and never seeing that again🎗🙏🙏🤞🏻🎗
      Scratches to Huckleberry, Oscar, Andy & belly rubs to Mitchell
      ❤️

  • megstamum

    Happy Birthday, Purrkins and Saxton! My goodness you really are the luckiest boys and don’t you just know it! Of course, you also know how very lucky your Mum and Dad, and Grandma and Grandpa are to share their lives with your sweet selves! I’m puurfectly certain, you never doubt that for one moment. You are of course tremendously mature. What could be more mature, sweet Mr P, than climbing three-legged on the kitchen cupboards or doing drunken zoomies? Just don’t do both together, okay?
    Lots of love from all three of us, and we are VERY excited about your upcoming ampuversary too!
    Meg, Clare and Angel Pie ❤️❤️❤️

    • Purrkins

      Thanks, Clare, Meg & Miss Spirit Pie
      I am hoping for no more drunken zoomies, and if Purrkins was given a chance, you bet he would have tried. The boy does not get it!

      Meg/Shed, Purrkins/cupboards both redheads on three Meg on 3 and two wheels I should say;) We wonder why we have gray hair👵🏻😁

      Do hope to hear you get some reassurance & guidance from the pros on the wheels. I understand the frustration and fear, but you do not give yourself enough credit. Take a break and resume. CAKE & chocolate! You have this and have come so far!! We have faith in you 😘 look in the mirror, please!
      Lots of love to you three!❤️❤️❤️

  • jerry

    There is nothing better than catching up with Purrkins, Saxton and your family! Those photos are the BEST as always, they never fail to put a smile on our face.

    And extra points to you Holly for brushing the kitties teeth! I think you are the only cat mom who I’ve met that takes an active role in their dental health. YAY! Reason #10001 why we think you are so pawsome!

    So I must have been totally ADD when you mentioned Purrkins gets chin acne from plastic. Wow how did you guys figure that out? Just by taking the plastic toys away? Pretty interesting. So glad you could find ones he can sink those pearly white teeth into.

    HOPPY BIRTHDAY PURRKINS! Eight years young? You’re still a kid my friend. Cheers to many, many more years ahead. We look forward to lots of pawties!

    And extra hugs to Saxton for being such a good boy and putting up with the vet. Glad to hear he gets a break for a while.

    • Purrkins

      Thank’s Rene glad we put a smile on your face today!

      I know on kitties dental health, it is sad, I don’t think most realize what can happen when not taking care of kitties teeth. We do in humans and dogs whats different in cats? We can prevent disease and keep them pain-free. Saxton & Purrkins are the first kitties I have been faithful with we live and learn these things.

      The acne is a cat thing, and plastic can be one culprit. I knew that with plastic bowls but I did not think about when I bought the plastic food puzzle. DUH me! Purrkins got chin acne. The vet said it was chin acne did we use anything plastic? Food puzzle. I stopped the food puzzle and used wipes from the vet, and it’s not been back. Stinks because most food puzzles are plastic.

      Yep, Saxton hates all the vets he is happy to be on a break! I think the Vets won’t mind either really;) He is not the best patient hehe😼
      Here’s to many more birthday pawties & ampuversary pawties!

      SAFE, uneventful travels, please!!🙏
      Scratches to Wyatt, please.
      ❤️

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