Friday, 22 July 2011

Frantic Friday

We are a little short of sleep. The J-monsters slept a lot yesterday, so hit their peak of activity at midnight. That did mean that we mancats started the day with snuggles with Äiti, but now it means we are all very tired. However we have also been celebrating as Rilli-ukko's bloodwork cams back, well, better than Äiti expected.
Rilli has CRF and we know - but we hate the thought too - that he will not get better. However he is not anaemic and his kidney function is decreasing but in a slow way right now. His stinky breath is due to his urea numbers and some gum problems. However Äiti and ystävämme eläinlääkäri thought it would be worse, so we are actually quite happy. And Rilli is even hissing a little less at the upstarts. We thank you also for all your kind comments.
In answer to our extremely loyal reader Kari, Jura is a lilac and Jaava a lilac tortie. Äiti knows nothing about breed cats or if that is rare or not and will check with their breeder. The most important thing is that they are healthy and happy, and Äiti is not interested in breeding or showing them: in fact in England she would never have had a pedigree cat but many things are different here, and they come from a home where the priority is the cats not the breed. Äiti saw these two when they were a day old! But we do realise that Burmese cats are a bit different as they will climb anything and leap really high. And they know no fear as they are so confident.
They are so fast ! I know I was a dynamic little bundle of fur and fluff when I was pikku pentu, but these two are completely wild.
Äiti got these pictures on the sunny catio a couple of days ago. She says she needs a new camera, with enough frames per second and fast shutter, to catch Burmese kittens without a blur.
I think she should spend her money on more food for us, of course.
Their little teeth and claws are surprisingly sharp and strong.
What a view. Girlcat exposed! But remember she is very young, and a bit too young for mancat friends yet (Rumbles!).
The rest of us just tried to hide and keep a low profile! Even Stran-veli.
But we are beginning to have a few games with them. Because we are so big, we are being careful. And Äiti understands that the hissing is actually teaching them to keep away and behave as we want our own personal space! And the peemailling is teaching them it's our kingdom. It was really mean of Äiti to post about that. Afterall, a mancat has to do what a mancat has to do.


dArtagnan Rumblepurr/Diego Hamlet Moonfur said...

I wish we lived closer, that looks like so much fun!!

Tama-Chan, Benny, Vidock, Violette, Ollie, Hotesse & Heloise said...

First of all, congrats to Rilli on his bloodwork!

As for those two boisterous kits, did you know that there are actually two separate varieties of Burmese, the American and the European. The American has more extreme facial features and fewer recognised colours, so we think the Js are of the European type.

The Thundering Chans

Fuzzy Tales said...

We're glad Rilli-ukko's blood work came back better than expected and that he's holding his own; we appreciate the update.

We think Äiti is doing VERY well with the camera she has! They do look rather wild, don't they? LOL. At least they provide great entertainment!

Katnip Lounge said...

Hurrah for Rilli! Our Chuckles had CRF and very bad breath, also...he was FARTY, too! He did very well with his disease and we think Rilli looks quite plump and happy. Good job, Sir.

Those kits have so much energy, perhaps Mirksu should squash them to sleep at night.

Sparkle said...

Jura and Jaava look like so much fun! Nobody here knows how to play well - Binga is WAY too rough, and Boodie is, well, kinda weird, walking around with her toys and talking to them.

The Florida Furkids said...

We're glad Rilli is doing so well. We'll send loud purrs and prayers that he continues to do so!!

The Florida Furkids and Angel Sniffie

Angel Prancer Pie said...

So glad Rilli is doing well! Those photos are great! It must be hard capturing those two on camera! Purrs.

Kari said...

We are so pleased that Rilli's labs weren't too awful. He looks to be in fine shape. We know that your mum gives all of her kitties the best of care.
Our mum knows nothing about breed cats either. Although we do have an Aby sister who was brought into the vet for euthanization at age 9 but came to live with us instead and a slinky meezer older than 10 years who ended up in the pound. Mum had always wanted a Siamese but couldn't justify one when there were so many cats homeless. Your little ones coats are just so exquisite, mum doesn't know how to describe them when she tells people about them.
Stran, we love you! What an amazing mancat!

OKcats said...

Whew, what a relief about Rilli. My house panther, Snuggles, had CRF for quite a few years. I took him to the vet for his horrible breath, thinking he had more bad teeth that needed to be removed. Unfortunately, it wasn't his teeth. It sounds like Rilli's news is much better than I anticipated. Hooray!!!