Pearl has been a model patient. Four straight months of Vitamin capsules filled with Cobalamin which were emptied into vitamin paste to disguise it's bitter taste and placed on the roof of her mouth each day. Some days, usually if Momma is in a hurry, she gets out the poking stick. The poking stick was borne from us galloping to the top of the cupboards and staring down at Momma. We know full well she will bring a chair over and we cringe back as our dose arrives, but this is no good, the cupboard is a safe place, so Momma devised the Poking Stick. It's silicone end to a wooden spoon feels yucky on the fur and she has a treat waiting if we jump down to her. So a bit like a carrot stick but with less calories! Now, when we see the Poking Stick, we jump down to get our treat and unfortunately our medication. We can be very smart you know and very tricky all at once - no two days are the same and I have a new hiding place under the wine rack, that Poking Stick can't get in there because Momma has to sit on the floor. I have it all sussed out you know, but she gets me in the end and my Atopica is served and I gag and retch and hunker down and feel sorry for myself for a whole minute.
Swinging briefly back to Pearl. Her four months were up, bloods revealed she was super dooper high in B12 and a little lacking in Folate, but hardly anything. That's a bit of scale tipping the vet tells us and nothing to fear. THEN, she went and got cystitis, Pearl not the Vet. I mean, REALLY! So now more medication and she is sharing with me at the moment. We are Cystease Sisters! It's great stuff and now she has it topped with a little Metacam that gives you that all over buss and brings your play time back as you don't have any pain and you can wee again in a comfortable manner. She is better already and Momma will continue to dose her for a further week to make sure it is all gone this time and it will be unless she stresses again over calling! AGHHHH Just one more blood test and a pooh screen and she can be mated in Spring time if it is all favourable.
Back to weights. I have to commend Lillibet for her terrific weight loss. She is svelte and sleek all over and silky smooth and has some energy again. Faith is in Momma's bad books she gained the 100g Lillibet lost and has tipped her back into the fat cat marker weight. She is like me, just has to sniff anything that isn't her diet food and BAM -weight gain. Filly and Robin are neck and neck and Momma is super chuffed with Robyn as at 10months old she just wasn't gaining any substance as she wouldn't stop suckling Tyga. This in turn just stopped her growing as she needed real food. Now Tyga is ensconced in her new abode, Robyn has steadily gained an entire kilo and is looking and feeling exceptionally heavy and weighty and now she is 13months old she has visited Magnus - we think unsuccessfully though. Filly has helped her transition away from her Mum and Filly is now neck and neck and a very big cat and wizzed on a kilo since her arrival. Remarkable when the dynamics change.
Flaire never really changes weight and keeps a stable 2.8k. She si super sleek and very muscular. She too gets extra vitamins each day but enjoys hers and is no trouble at all. SaBreena really likes vitamin paste, which is great as she has to have lots of it with raspberry leaf each day to aid her up and coming birth. She has gained a tremendous amount of weight in a month. a whole half a kilo. That's great news as she is a picky eater and trying to get her to feed the babies inside is tricky. I do hope she eats enough once they are here to feed them. Although, she is a healthy 3k and the kittens are a good size from the scan last week with good sound throbbing heart beats.
The boys had a bit of a Diet too, Ikon needed to lose a tiny bit as his tummy was swaying and Magnus Rex is a growing boy so he needs the little extras. They both get vitamin paste each day and Ikon has his eye drops twice a day then a good game of chase the Tigga Towers toy afterwards to shed the pounds whilst Magnus tucks into high calorie raw food as an extra. They are leveling out at around 4.5k and both are very muscular with the exercise on the wheel.
Well, I can feel my hunger pangs returning. I shall go and see what's in the oven today. I think ManSlave said he has wrestled a live boar to the ground and carried it home on his shoulders. I think not ManSlave!! Anyway it Veganuary or some such thing like that? I hasten to add we are not vegetarian creatures, we are high protein prey monsters and soaking beans and lentils is not as rewarding as catching me a Horrible Horrace or two! To that end Momma organised us some farmed bunnies for the mincer. Cruel to all you Vegans out there, but a girl gotta live you know!
All hail Queen Vee =^..^=