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Tommie at 15

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When our Tommie had his yearly wellness exam last November, including a blood test because he’s an official older dude, everything looked fine. In the Spring I noticed him drinking a LOT of water and peeing much more frequently, so we went to the vet. After a series of tests it was determined that he has the beginnings of kidney disease and had lost two pounds!

How could he have gone downhill so fast? Then I realized that while it was only 6 months in my calendar, in cat years, it was 2 years later for Tommie. Annual wellness exams are very important. Paying attention to our cats’ changes in weight or habits is equally so.

We give Tommie subcutaneous fluids twice a week. He won’t eat the prescription foods that are low in phosphorus for kidney disease, so I mix a binder into his food twice a day to prevent the phosphorus from being absorbed. In another month he’ll have a blood test to see how his innards are doing.

But, I can tell he’s a happy boy. He sleeps in the open and doesn’t hide. He delivers his favorite mouse toy to our bedroom every night announcing its arrival as he climbs the stairs. And he purrs me to sleep lying by my pillow.

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Tommie, Gracie, and Mickey Mouser

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Our cats have taken over the blog today! They have been interviewed by the fabulous Funny Farmer Felines for the online magazine Mousebreath.
CLICK HERE to read the interview.
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This is a rare photograph of all three cats together (without the use of photoshop).
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Tommie and Mickey get along fine.
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But three’s a crowd.

Thank you for visiting, Funny Farmers!
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Me and my Shadow

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Today is Tommie’s birthday. At least, it’s our best guess at the date. He wobbled out of the woods in front of our house 15 years ago; a tiny, hungry, absolutely adorable 6 week old kitten.
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He’s luxuriating in the early Spring sunshine, inviting tummy rubs.
He is my sunshine.

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Spring

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Spring has sprung,
The catnip is riz.
I wonder where the birdies is?
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It looks more like Thanksgiving than Easter, but there they were in our backyard this morning.
Happy Spring!

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Meanwhile, at Home…

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Maggie got something in the mail, and all we got is this stinkin’ box.
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“Whatcha got in there, Tommie?”
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It’s actually a pretty good box…
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Gracie sighs, “Will it be my turn soon?”

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Tommy

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Adopted

Handsome Tommy is shy and slowly warming up to people. This young cat is waiting at PAWS for his own true love. Won’t you be his Valentine?

Meanwhile back at my house…
eTomLicksTommie has a new favorite low calorie treat. It’s only one calorie per twenty licks. The difficult part is trying to count his lightning fast licks.
It’s available in lots of flavors and they even make it for dogs.

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The Calm Before The Storm


Last weekend Tommie and I celebrated the change of seasons.

He checked out the last bits of catnip in the garden.

And he judged it a very fine year for nip.

We are getting back to normal here in Connecticut after the storm. PAWS never lost electrical power, so the shelter cats were safe.

Shadow and Sparky

This is Shadow. His brother Sparky is hanging out in his hammock below.

These are two very fine cats waiting for homes at PAWS. They have a funny habit of splashing the water in their bowls. Quite often they need dry bedding when they’ve been too enthusiastic. I wonder where they learned that trick? Is it genetic? Maybe they were fishing cats.

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Designer Kittens

Fendi, Vuitton, and Ferragamo are back at the shelter and available for adoption. They were fostered by PAWS volunteer Cheryl with their momcat Givenchy and two other kittens (Hermes and Dior have already been adopted).
They’ve been well loved and are very affectionate and playful. Cheryl had her hands full, but she did a great job socializing them.


This is Fendi, she and her brother Vuitton are polydactyl.

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