Monday, April 30, 2007

Myst is Doing Well

Myst wants to know why everyone keeps looking at him with an analytical gaze. He wants them to know that he is happy, healthy and feeling fine, thank-you.

Still we all like to keep a close on him. Of course, my way of doing it is to pounce on him and chase him which we did plenty of this morning and I can assure everyone, Myst is well recovered and in fine shape.

Sunday, April 29, 2007

How Does He Do That?

Here's Rocky again. I do not know how he can sleep that way. I would never hang off anything like that. I hope he wakes up very carefully!

Friday, April 27, 2007

A Very Cute Kitten Video

Catnip Crazed

Here's an older picture of Myst with catnip. It is said that 1 out of 3 cats is immune to catnip. I saw that. Buzzy (who has since passed away) was totally immune to it and could never understand why Dandelion and I loved it so much. Now Myst is just as crazy for it. I hope our pet humans grow a big batch of it this year.

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Rocky's Dreams

I wonder what my cousin Rocky is dreaming? Maybe of having something delicious.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Cat Television

I am just doing my morning bird check. All of us cats do. We live near a creek and often migrating flocks of dessert, er, birds land in the yard. I've told them a thousand times to come over here where I can catch them, but they never listen.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

All is Back to Normal Now

Everything is back to normal. We can all sleep again. Myst had dilated eyes and acted insane - meowing without ceasing until he got hoarse as a side effect of the appetite stimulant he was given and nobody could sleep around here except Dandelion (the master at sleeping in this house).

The medicine is out of Myst's system now. He has healed well. He looks completely back to normal and is eating and chasing me again (yay!). Thank-you for all of your comments and support. Life is good.

Monday, April 23, 2007

Myst is Home (Again)

The vet called and said Myst could come home yesterday evening! He looked much better and more alert. I was thrilled and followed him everywhere but I stayed at least 3 feel away because he smelled different and he was too alert.

He is more active and chatty. We found out that the appetite enhancer is a kind of drug like speed. So Myst does not sleep much or rest and meows all the time. Whew! Terry said she did not get a wink of sleep last night for Myst running around meowing at everything in sight and jumping on her a dozen times. She is glad he is much better, but cats naturally act like they are speed, she says, so this was a real nightmare.

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Myst is Improving - Whew!

Thank-you all for your kind letters and concern. Myst is staying at the vets for now, making sure he eats, has no more constipation and gets shots for antibiotics instead of pills so his digestion is not as affected. He looks forward to coming home. (Terry says visiting is difficult because Myst wants to go home with her, but it is good for Myst to stay there.) He was a little dehydrated too. He is eating now, not as much as we'd like, but then he is a small sickly cat. Shaded Silver Persians are wonderful cats with the best of personalities. Purebred cats are great though breeders need to be even more careful to avoid too closely bred cats with this rarer group of them.

On the other hand, we Himalayans are a hardy group and Dandelion, a mixture of many cats, is probably outliving us all. He is 18 and going strong!

Friday, April 20, 2007

Myst is in the Hospital Again

Myst stopped eating and had to go back to the vet's for tests. Terry think the antibiotic is making him sick and of course, all the surgery he had and all has probably killed his appetite.

The vet is giving him x-rays (and his insides looked ok) and other things like an appetite enhancing shot and shots for antibiotic now instead of pills. He is going to stay there a few days to get better and get his shots.

I miss him so much. I am looking again for him in every nook and cranny of the house. I wish I had my playmate back and his normal self again. Terry is sad too and worries over it all because Myst has always been so delicate.

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Myst Plays in the Water

It is good to see Myst getting a little active again. I wish he would chase me more and I follow him around (there's still a strange smell about him), but he mostly just sits and watches the birds. He is not eating much and we are a bit worried but maybe that is just how it goes after surgery. At least he is drinking well, preferring this sink water to anything else.

I was up there with him, dipping in my paw, but when Terry grabbed the camera, I immediately jumped down, of course.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Come Here, Bugs!

I see wonderful flying and hopping things outside and they will not come into the house, darn it! I even stand and pound on the door to get them to come in here. They won't obey me... this is so frustrating!

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Amusing Humans

It's a great day for sleeping - just slightly cool and this blanket set out for me is nice and soft. I think my humans are mildly amusing as they point clicking boxes at me and make funny noises so I look at them. They are pretty good pets, I must say.

Monday, April 16, 2007

Myst is Recovering

This is Myst today as he watches the birds. It is good to see him up and around instead of sleeping all the time. He is slowly getting his energy back. I am cautious of him. He still smells like medicine, but he is too tired to bother getting mad at me for being so afraid, so things are settling back to normal.

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Myst is Home!

Well Myst came home yesterday, but I have not seen him. It was raining and he hates rain so he went off to sleep in a dark place under the sofa. He also needs to sleep more from having the surgery and all. We have not crossed paths yet.

Either I am asleep or he is asleep, but I know he is here somewhere. I can tell he is around and I keep looking for him. Eventually I will find him.

Terry says he is looking tired, but that is to be expected. She says he is happy to be home and it shows.

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Myst is Coming Home Today

Myst's surgery went ok although it took longer than expected and he is probably coming home this afternoon after the vet makes sure all continues to be ok. He will be put on another cat food, one with low acid now. He was on Science Diet regular adult and will now be on a special version of that.

Terry plans to keep us apart for a while until Myst smells like himself again. This will drive me crazy (being unable to go check Myst out for myself), but the last time he spent any time at the vet, Myst came back smelling different and it scared me to pieces. I was so scared of Myst that he sensed it and tried to attack me. Me! Who is 3 times his size!! Of course, I do not argue. I just run and cower in horrified curiosity. I do not argue with any cats --- ever!

Friday, April 13, 2007

Myst Came Through the Surgery

Myst just finished with surgery. It took longer than expected, but he is as ok as can be expected and will be spending the night at the vet's. Whew! Everyone is looking relieved around here, but recovery will take some time, they tell me.

That's good! Thank-you everyone for your thoughts and prayers. I am still looking for Myst around here. Surely he is just under a bed or something. Pardon me now while I go check for him.

Myst is Having Surgery Today

As it turned out, Myst has 2 kidney stones, the kind that will not dissolve and have to be surgically removed. They were causing his urinary tract infections. The vet is doing surgery today.

Terry is concerned because Myst is so tiny for a cat (its hard to tell in the photos because he is very fluffy, but he is pretty small). He will be staying at the vet's at least until Saturday.

I can't believe he is gone .... and I keep searching the house for him. I run up and down the hall (it always gets Myst out) with no luck. Then I went to get brushed and I purred a lot, keeping my eye on the door because Myst ALWAYS comes out for brushing when I am being brushed, but he never did appear. It is just not the same around here.

As soon as we know anything from the surgery, I will post an update here.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Myst to the Vet Today

Myst is sick again. He has another urinary tract infection we think. He had one just a month or two ago. We are at a loss. He eats Science Diet (and we checked lot numbers for the bad stuff which fortunately did not come here). He has a very clean environment, but he is a small and more sickly cat overall which is why we adopted him permanently. Because he is so small, it takes extra care for the vet to check him. Terry thinks he is the tiniest Persian she had ever seen (and the sweetest, she says) but she has not see how sneaky Myst can be. He can hide and pounce on me very very well!

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Warm Weather = More Places to Sleep

I am so glad the weather has turned warmer. It makes me even sleepier but I like feeling warm no matter where I sleep and I sleep in more places in the summer - even in my cat bed sometimes, but often on the master bed or sofa. *Yawn*

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Bin Muddy

I love to sit on the newspapers in the recycling bin. In fact, the family has nicknamed me "Bin Muddy." I am not sure I like that name, but I do love sitting in here. Happy 50th Birthday to Richard today! (He's the one who takes the recycling bin out every week.)

Sunday, April 8, 2007

Sleeping is Good to Do

My human, Terry, has been sick for a while and I guess she is feeling a bit down. She wonders if she lives too much of her life at a computer as she sees friends being more active, but its what she likes to do, but she wonders if she should like being more active.

Not me, sleep is the best pastime. Maybe she just needs to sleep more - or better yet, just brush me more often. I am sure she would feel fantastic if she spent more of her day brushing me.

Saturday, April 7, 2007

Pet Me Ceaselessly

Lots of brushing and a some petting and I am happy. Myst gets in moods where he wants lots of petting or none, but Dandelion ALWAYS likes petting and he licks his humans if they stop. I watched him get all the petting a cat could get in a day and it still wasn't enough. This probably explains why he is the only cat in the house who loves strangers.

Friday, April 6, 2007


I love the view here. Terry says whoever is on top is "King of the Cat Pole." Today, I rule!

P.S. I added a column of current cat news to this blog with the latest stories for Google and Terry's videos.

Thursday, April 5, 2007

Scooped Up and Cuddled

Myst is little and, unlike me, likes to be carried around sometimes. Well half the time, I just pretend to not like it and I mutter a lot when I am held, but I would miss being scooped up now and then if it ever stopped.

Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Monday, April 2, 2007

Cleaning House

Not just the laundry, but the entire laundry room deserves inspection. I smell pine on that mop. Terry tries to mop when we cats are not around because she's heard that detergent might be bad for our feet even thought she rinses it up and sometimes dries the floor with a towel.