Category Archives: Those Cats

In which there’s no linkity, but there IS a photo of cats staring you down

I’m not quite finished reading these, but I’ll finish this weekend. I highly recommend both:

Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good AncestorMe and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor by Layla F. Saad.
White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About RacismWhite Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo.

I also highly recommend Library Extension, which shows you whether your library has books you search for on Goodreads or Amazon, and, if your library owns the books, how many copies in which formats and whether they’re checked out or not.

*STAREDOWN* -Chaos & Mayhem

Art Journaling Monday!

Welcome back to Art Journaling Monday! And thank you to everyone who commented Friday about Chaos. 🙂 He’s still seizure-free since he got home and is starting to feel more like himself. Mayhem is slowly thawing toward him – no hissing since Friday evening, just some crabby meowing at him. Today’s cat photo was taken Sunday – you can see part of Chaos’ largest shaved spot.


Linkity lacking links, but hey, Chaos is still alive!

It has been quite the week here. On Monday, Chaos had two seizures and spent Monday through Wednesday evening at the U of MN Veterinary Hospital. While there, he had no more seizures and all of his medical tests were normal, the seizures unexplained. He’s home and if he has another seizure, he’ll need to go on medication. Poor old guy! He’s 15.5 years old – the picture below is not recent, because he has a lot of random shaved spots right now and looks quite pathetic. And Mayhem has been hissing and growling at him for the past 24 hours – I’m hoping she relaxes soon…

“Everything sucks.” -Chaos

In which there isn’t any linkity, with an update on Mayhem’s rough week (she’s ok!!!)

Mayhem and I spent a good chunk of Sunday afternoon at the emergency vet because, while she’d been fine when I went to bed Saturday night, she was not fine when I got up Sunday morning. She was huddled in a corner of the bathroom, had no interest in eating, and seemed to have some pain around one of her back legs.

“Woe is me.” -Mayhem

Turns out, after x-rays, she has osteoarthritis in her lumbar spine area (her back near the base of her tail) and in her hips. D’oh! (She turns 12 on May 31st.) Don’t know if it had been getting progressively worse and she just hit the wall, or if she managed to aggravate it overnight. She got some subcutaneous fluids at the emergency vet and I gave her painkillers twice a day for a couple days. I didn’t need to confine her, because she set herself up in the dining room, under the dining room table and chairs, and mostly hung out there for a few days. I moved a kitty bed, water, and a litter box over there for her. She stayed pretty quiet Monday and Tuesday, but seemed much more herself Wednesday morning. Unfortunately, it seems like she can’t really jump onto stuff very well, so I suspect I’ll be figuring out ways to facilitate her getting to her favorite spots.

So! It’s been quite a week, what with the emergency vet and then the followup with our regular vet. I’m enjoying a couple of days off and decided that would include a little linkity vacation. 🙂

Have a great weekend, everyone! Thanks for visiting us here. 🙂

No linkity, but hey – this time there’s at least a cute cat picture…

Continuing the saga from Monday… I got home around 5:30 am Monday (went into the office at 2 pm Sunday) (shhhh… the cats totally ended up missing their Sunday dinner). After 5 hours of sleep, I was logged back in to work (but from my chaise lounge in my living room at least). Worked until 2 am Tuesday, then slept for 6 hours. You get the picture. If it hadn’t been Thanksgiving yesterday, I wouldn’t have had any idea what day it was… Not sure if there’s an end in sight quite yet – I have days and days of stuff left to do…

*aggressively cuddling, haunted by that missed meal* -Chaos