Saturday, 15 October 2011

Sleepy Saturday

We're all having a bit of a rest - thanks to the fact Äiti is far too lazy to clean. The ninjas are developing their cuteness nicely and have positioned themselves safely away from the attentions of Stran-veli.
Mirsku-veli is posing on the catio, which is getting quite chilly.
Mirksu-veli has been very affectionate lately, in his own over enthusiastic way. Äiti is getting used to the mighty jaws clamping on her arm when he goes biting her after a belly rub. Mirksu-veli needs to prove he's all muscle afterall - he was quite upset by a comment from the Katnip Loungers on a recent picture which suggested he had a double chin. We have to confirm that paksu poika is solely made of mancat muscle, and if there is a hint of extra size around his mouth, it's because he has such a strong biting power all his muscle is bursting out through his fur.
And loyal readers, I thank you for your concern about my urinary system. The results did indeed show crystals, which ystävämme eläinlääkäri said could well come from the fact the sample was warm for a while. Thankfully she did not suggest a needle being stuck into my very precious body to extract more (I was wincing a that comment from my last post - no one is going near my bladder with any metal weapons!). She has however said Äiti has to do better with another sample - so the chase is on again! Methinks I will win, of course.  And also I get to have some more special food for trying to disperse any crystals I might have.  And in the meantime I shall have a lazy Saturday and hope that we shall have some more photos soon - Äiti is slacking but she does have a week's holiday coming soon so maybe we can knock her into shape then.


Fuzzy Tales said...

Be careful of special foods for urinary tract problems, okay? If you're concerned about struvite crystals, they can be dissolved on their own with higher water intake, i.e. a canned diet. If you choose urinary tract diets with a lower pH (I think that's it), you need to check the urine regularly for the pH level, because those diets can lead to oxalate stones with do NOT dissolve and cause blockages. Please do your own reading, though, to make an informed decision. I know you trust your vet, but I would not trust most vets when it comes to what's the best diet for a cat. Just my $0.02. has great info on diets for cats with urinary tract issues, and just in general. Lots of good info there from that vet. It's just her opinion based on her experience and training (yes, she really is a vet), but what she writes makes a lot of sense.


Fuzzy Tales said...

Oh, and I just wanted to add that one of the cat moms emailed re: feeding Wellness (as suggested as being one of the better foods by the vet at to tell me that she knows of a few cats that have developed oxalate stone after long-time feeding on Wellness -- so take everything with a grain of salt, please! I actually am not comfortable with feeding one brand exclusively--any brand--because none is perfect and I don't think just one will be balanced. But that's my own feeling.

Catio Tales said...

We thank you for this and have indeed been reading the website and following this closely since your painful, sad experience with Miss Annie- and we hope it is not happening again with Derry of course. Äiti is very worried about it, especially as some of us are dry food junkies. However she is really careful to have a variety of foods for us and there are many water pots around the house (personally I think they should be changed four times a day but for now twice a day is okay). Ystävämme eläinlääkäri is also against dry foods and wishes there could be a wet food I would like.
Your comments are much appreciated, and Äiti will be reading the website you recommend again tonight.

Angel Simba said...

That must be a first, to have a picture on the blog with the two ninjas not moving!!!

Good luck with the urinary issues. Audrey has had some uti's in the past - since she came to live with us, we give her wet pate canned food with added water in it. She loves to eat so is not bothered by that.

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

We think that's a most excellent photo of Mirsku-veli! And rather a nice one of the Ninjas doing synchronised resting!

Good luck on evading the sample gatherer, Puna-Chan!

The Chans

GTnCo said...

oh the ninjas are looking beautiful! and ... double chin? how rude! obviously he is just a masculine mancat of floof!

Sparkle said...

It's about time you guys had a rest - every time I come here, it seems like so much is going on!

Katnip Lounge said...

Mommy says cleaning is over rated. Which is why Daddy is the vacuumer at home. Puna, we wish you luck on hiding your whizzing activities from Aiti; does this mean you'll have to do stealth spraying? Sweet Pea is an expert on the subject.
OH! That photo of Mirksu? We thought it was the Rock of Norway for a minute, ha ha ha!

Kari said...

I hope that the crystals in your urine are from it being warm.
Our vet says no to dry food diets. Especially for males of any age. He told mum to read all food labels carefully and understand what she us feeding us BEFORE she feeds it to us. Mum tried to give us Wellness but we hated it. We eat wet food at meal times and have dry down for snacking
Lots of love.

Angel Prancer Pie said...

The ninjas are indeed developing their cuteness! Mirsku-veli you are a very handsum mancat! Any comment made is obviously out of jealousy! Purrs.

dArtagnan Rumblepurr/Diego Hamlet Moonfur said...

Mirksu-veli - purring for you to feel better, my handsome pal!