Saturday, January 30, 2010

A Day in the Life of Bucky

Well, it's really every other day.  In this post we are going to take you step-by-step through giving Bucky fluids.

For those of you who don't know Bucky, he is a cat my husband found abandoned in a field in October.  We took him to the vet and discovered he has chronic renal failure (CRF).  The vet told us we must give him fluids subcutaneously (under the skin) every other day.  This helps him to feel better and helps with rehydration. Without adequate hydration, the blood flow through the kidneys is reduced which causes even more rapid deterioration of the kidneys. Subcutaneous fluid therapy does not repair the kidneys, but it helps the remaining kidney tissue function as effectively as possible.

1. Warm the fluid bag in the sink for approximately 10 minutes.

2. Dish up some yummy Fancy Feast.

3. Test the temperature of the fluids before administering.
4. Hang the fluid bag so it's up high. This enables the fluids to flow quicker.
5. Find Bucky (he's probably napping on the bed).

5. Carry him to the laundry room where I give him his fluids.
6. Make a "tent" out of the loose skin around his shoulder blades. Insert the needle with the open side up with a quick motion into the tent.  Open the valve on the IV bag.

7. Hold the needle in place while the fluids go in.  Notice Bucky is eating his Fancy Feast.  This is my way of keeping him distracted.  Somtimes I find it helps to do this in the laundry basket.

8.  Finished.  Give Bucky some love for being a good boy.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Happy Friday & an Award

Hi friends. Today I’ve been lazing about. Mama is washing the sheets, so I’m looking forward to making the bed later.

We received a neat award from Kool Kitty Krew and a House with Two Cats. Thank you!
This is the sweetest award!

1. Copy and paste award to your page.
2. List 10 things that make you happy and try to do one today.
3. Tag 10 bloggers who brighten your day.

Mama is making the list since all 10 things for me would be eating and napping.

1. Hubby and kitties
2. Blogging friends
3. A snowy or rainy day when I can bake and watch movies
4. Travel to Europe
5. Seeing a really good movie in the theater
6. Eating something yummy and sweet
7. Caffeine
8. Reading a good book
9. Going out to breakfast
10. Going on an outing with my hubby and walking around and enjoying the new sights

We saw that some blogs received this award from more than one person, so if you already have received this, you obviously don’t have to post it again. I hope you have fun listing the things that make you happy.

The 10 bloggers we're passing this on to are:
Amanda and her mom at Tabby Times
Cheryl and Buddy at Life is What You Make It
Martha at The Daily Grind and/or Kovu at The Kingdom of Kovu
Fuzzy Tales
Shawnee and her mom at The Shenanigans of Shawnee the Shepherd
Buttons and her mom at Busy, Busy Buttons 
Luna and her mom at We Love Luna
Malyss at Chronicles from the Shore
Goldie, Shade and Banshee and their PM from Sumac Stories
Wally, Ernie and Zoey and their mom at The Island Cats

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Say Ello to My Leetle Friend

This title is Mama's goofy attempt to sound like Al Pacino from the movie Scarface. This isn't about Al though. This is about my little friend, my ball.

Simba likes to watch the ball too.

Think fast!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Working Girl

Today Mama's computer was having a lot of problems , so she decided to work from the bedroom where the modem is in hopes of a better connection.  In order to do that, she actually worked in the bed. When she got up to get something, I decided to make myself comfortable.

I wanted to blog but she had to work, so I decided to help her.  Goodness knows, she needs all the help she can get!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Chicken! Yum Yum!

Mama made homemade chicken soup last night for dinner. She cooked the guts for Bucky and me.  She asked that I be delicate in case some of you are squeamish (like she is).  I like to call as I see it, and heart, liver and kidney qualify as guts in my book.

In case you're wondering, Simba doesn't like any kind of food but cat kibble. He's actually a little scared of real meat. Hee hee. What a wimp.

Monday, January 25, 2010

They're Back!

Mama is back from California.  She was gone 11 days. I'm doing my happy dance*.

*Happy dance is to get all squirmy and wiggly when one is happy.

Monday, January 18, 2010

I'm an Enigma

Mama has been gone six days now. I've decided to throw everyone off by not hiding from the cat sitter each day. I sit and watch her feed us. I even let her pet me. Everyone is amazed because I have never not hidden from somone that's not Mama or Papa.

Simba, the little suck-up, greets her at the door each day.

Bucky wasn't captured, but he's been biting butts, mainly mine and Simba's. I don't think he's bitten the cat sitter's butt (yet).

I'm looking foward to visiting my friends. I've missed you!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

There They Go

Lucy's FarewellMama is leaving me again.  She and Papa are going away for just under two weeks.  If you want to guess where they're going, you can go to Papa's blog.  He's going to post some clues. 

I'm stuck with the cat sitter and my brothers at home.  I'm going to try to do some posting and visiting while they're gone.  I'll need to share my woes after all. I also need to share the schemes of the cat sitter. I can't imagine that she's here just to feed us and clean up our poops.  I think that's a front. I know she plots some kind of evil against me. That's why I hide when she's here.  I'll let you know if I find out anything.

I'll see you soon, my friends!


Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Toesie and Tummy Tuesday

Ok. Here are my toesies and my tummy.  I'm showing it all off today.

Monday, January 11, 2010

I'm Celebrating

I'm so happy to have met all my blogging pals!  Mama and I are havin' a blast visiting all of you, getting to know you and sharing a little glimpse of my life.  Thank you!!


Saturday, January 9, 2010

We've Been Tagged

Mama has been extra, super busy with work this week, so she hasn't been able to help me do a post in the last few days.

We were tagged by our good friends Anya and Kareltje for The Lucky Chinese Tag Eminent Eights.  There are several questions we have to answer.  It asks for eight answers for each question.  Between Mama and me, somtimes we have eight answers, but sometimes we have less.

8 TV Shows We Like to Watch:

I don’t usually watch TV.
I only like a few TV shows:
Amazing Race
Little People Big World
Classic movies

8 Favorite Places to Eat & Drink:
The bedroom (I rarely get to eat in there)
Anywhere that has foodies
Cracker Barrel
In N Out
Mimi’s Cafe
Chez Stella in Paris
Hanks (little hole-in-the-wall Mexican take-out in California)

8 Things I Look Forward To:
Helping Mama make the bed
Visiting family
A good book
A good movie

8 Things that Happened Yesterday:

Hissed at Bucky
Went to PetSmart
Volunteered in Children’s Ministry at my church

8 Things I Love About Winter:

Snuggling in the electric blanket
Yet another reason to stay home and be cozy
Warm clothing
Reading and watching movies are even more fun

8 Things I Am Passionate About:

Deli meat
A warm and comfy bed
My faith
Don’t like cruelty to animals or children

8 Words/Phrases I Often Use:
Hiss (at Bucky because he pesters me on a daily basis)
You drive me crazy!

8 Things I Learned from the Past:
Don’t eat string of any kind (yet I still would like to)
Don’t trust strangers

Don’t judge people; allow them to be who they are. I’m far from being able to pass someone else’s judgment after all.

8 Blog Friends We Want to Tag:
We would love to see the answers from all our blogging friends.  We cheated a lot on this, so you can too!

Happy Weekend!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Bucky's in the Lounge

Hi. I'm Bucky. I'm taking over the lounge today. 
It's been really cold here lately.  We all have our ways of keeping warm.  Simba likes to sleep under the heating pad.

Lucy likes to nestle in the electric blanket.

I, well I'm happy with what I can get. The human lady keeps talking about how happy she is that I'm inside, safe and warm now. 
I have to agree!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Snow Day My Way

I was thinking about that horrible day when I was ruthlessly thrown out in the snow

With a little imagination, I can have snow inside and still be warm.  I prefer it this way.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Ode to Ratsie's Tail

It's slippery
It's scaly
It's wiggly
It's slimey
It's Ratsie's tail!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Lucy's Snapshots

The color of the day is pink!