Sunday, October 22, 2017

Liberated!

Pierrot and I are happy to be home safe and sound.  The lady and big guy returned from Miami Thursday evening, and fortunately, the vet where we were being boarded was opened late enough that we got to go home with them that night. We were well taken care of, but there's truly no place like home. Oh! I want to tell you something. When it came time for the workers to pack us up in our carriers to go home, the lady offered her help. They emphatically said absolutely not. Only employees are allowed back there. A few minutes later, they came out and asked the lady to get me. I held off two bossy humans with my growls! What they don't know is I never bite or scratch. Of course, they had to go on and on about how easy and sweet Pierrot was.


This is Annie's lady. I want to just add a short note. I've decided, at least for now, to not give Annie the pain medicine we wrote about in our last post. Since she's not in pain, I feel better not giving her medication. We watch her intently and keep a journal of her episodes. She periodically loses her balance and it seems like this is due to back leg weakness and stiffness, but she doesn't display any pain symptoms. This also does not in any serious way interfere with her activity or lifestyle.

18 comments:

  1. so glad mew are home! 🤗🤗

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  2. We are so happy you're home! And serious paws UP for holding off those silly hoomins. You definitely let them know who is boss. The pain meds... I have arthritis, and Mom tried to give me some pain meds too, once. Tramadol. But it made me feel and act awfully strange, so if you can hold off on that, probably a good idea. It's very unfortunate, but so far, we kittehs don't have anything that's the equivalent of Ibuprofen for hoomins. - Toby.

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  3. Annie, you showed those workers! I agree with Toby, it's too bad that nobody's invented something like Ibuprophen for kitties.

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  4. Welcome home, guys! We laughed about having to get your mom to load you into the PTU, Annie. :-)

    As for pain meds, if you don't need them, definitely don't take them. We don't remember--do you take glucosamine? They have it for pets, or the human stuff (same thing) can be given in the appropriate dose. Or there could be some other supplement the vet might know about, not a pain killer. Purrs from the boys.

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    1. She takes Cosequin, which I think is the same as glucosamine. It definitely helps. She had much more symptoms and more frequently before taking that.

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  5. It's so good and good to be home !!! We are happy for you !!!
    And we agreed with your mom about the remedy, Annie !!!!
    We like the photos very much, you are very beautiful and cute !!!
    Have a great week !!!!
    A meow of Bilbo and Frida

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  6. soooo happy you are home!!! I am sorry if I missed a post.....I am not getting all of the blogs I subscribe to in email. I wish it would be fixed! So glad you don't need pain meds right now. (((hugs)))) catchatwithcarenandcody

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  7. Glad the babies are home again where they are happy with mom and dad. And I agree, if they don't need it, don't make them take it. She's not showing pain you feel...and you are very tuned in to her.

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  8. Oh Annie! You're right...there's no place like home and we're so glad you and Pierrot are there.

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  9. I agree, the less meds the better. I am glad you are both home with your folks. Good job growling Annie :) XO

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  10. Oh sweet bootyful Annie, we're sooooooo happy you and Pierot are back home with your pawrents where you belong. There truly is no place like home. We'll be purrayin' ;bout your condition, dat God keeps da pains and discomfurts away. Our mommy hates to give us medicines ifin she doesn't have too, so we totally unnerstand. We're also happy your pawrents had a safe journey and made it back home to ya'll with no complications. Sendin' big hugs fur all.

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Raena

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  11. We are so glad that all of your home now, safe and sound and all together again!

    We have been sending you lots of purrs and prayers, Annie. When Angel Rosie didn't respond to pain meds, we didn't give them anymore either. She did get her anti-inflammatory metacam, but no pain meds. It sure is wonderful to hear that you are otherwise doing well, though! And, as always, you both are adorable, Annie and Pierrot!

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  12. annie N pie; we iz most happee ta see ewe both again...glad ya waz busted outta de slammer....hard timez N we noe yur glad ta bee home...pleez feel
    free ta raiz 19 kindz oh hellz ☺☺ N annie, ask mom ta chex inta cosequin ~~~~ ♥♥

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  13. You know what is best. Go with that. Pain meds are great, when absolutely needed, as a last resort. Sometimes they create problems, though. Chloe Jo has issues with pain meds. You are in our thoughts and prayers. xoxo

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  14. You're a good actress, Annie. Let them think you're fierce, then you can have your way. We hope your leg isn't bothering you too much. We worry about you.

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  15. You don't have to explain or justify why you're making a particular choice. Annie, we know that you weren't really growling at the people ... you were just telling them that Pierrot isn't sweet, right?!? A big sister knows! Bear doesn't usually growl at our vet staff - he's too frightened (NOT kidding) - I think he tries to play dead ... well, besides his howling of course.

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  16. Annie, you go girl! I do the growls at men then hide behind the mom, BOL. But I have to try harder because nobody is afraid of me. Maybe you can teach me to be a better growler? You think that when men ignore me and I then start head bonking them for skritches that it has something to do with them not running in fear of me?

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  17. We furgot ya'll had been away, and was wonderin' ifin ya' saw our give away? Ya' might not want to enter, but we wanted ya' to have da oppurrtunity. We posted it last week. It's fur a Scratchin' posty.

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Raena

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