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The adventures of Cody

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The vet hospital instructed me to make sure Rocco had a full bladder for his ultrasound today. Uh, sure. You tell the 120 yr old cat not to pee when he has to!

Yeah right!! Like they really think we can do anything about it?! Geesh! Like I can tell Cody to do anything and expect him to do it...like, "Cody, get off that pizza box!..."

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Cody thought bubble:

"Whaaaaaaa?? I'm not ON the pizza. What's the problem??"

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or- only after you prove you'll be chopping up that pepperoni for toothless! :)

or - show me my chicken first and I'll leave this heated box.

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Glad YOU GOT PEE!!! :aktion033::peeing::aktion033:

I asked my class what good thing happened to them today and got the giggles as I thought your answer would have been "WE GOT PEE!!" I didn't even try to explain when they asked me what was funny.

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or- only after you prove you'll be chopping up that pepperoni for toothless! :)

or - show me my chicken first and I'll leave this heated box.

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Glad YOU GOT PEE!!! :aktion033::peeing::aktion033:

I asked my class what good thing happened to them today and got the giggles as I thought your answer would have been "WE GOT PEE!!" I didn't even try to explain when they asked me what was funny.

ROFL Martha Jane!!!! :roll: All of the above is hilarious. And I'm still cracking up, thinking of you giggling in your class and the students wondering, what the heck is she laughing at??? :lol:

Last night Cody and I had OODLES of fun (NOT!) :wacko: First, while I was giving him fluids, he moved and dislodged the needle. My husband's record cabinet got sprayed with fluids. And yes, records - he actually still has all of his old vinyl records - tons of them and keeps them in a cabinet next to where I give Cody his fluids. Oh well, the cabinet should be feeling more hydrated and full of pep now :roll:

Then, when he got his pills, he spit both of them out. The little booger :lol: One landed near me, the other flew a couple of feet. When I gave him his Elavil the second time around, he screeched so loud I thought the neighbors were going to call the ASPCA reporting that someone was murdering a cat :rolleyes: Shortly afterward, I did hear the neighbors coming out onto their patio...wonder what they were thinking :biggrin:

So he was a real patience-tester yesterday. Still, it's impossible to be mad at these little guys when they're so cuuuuute...

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Today he's opened a big bleeding sore on one side of his muzzle :sad: Argh. The vet told me to give him Elavil for the face scratching, once to twice daily as needed. We've been doing once daily...guess it's time to go to twice a day. :sad:

Tracy :stripekitty:

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Oh my gosh, that is such a funny picture Tracy! My Sylvia does the same thing, camps out on the pizza box, but our pizzeria uses those old type flimsy boxes and Syl weighs 15lbs.....most the cheese ends up stuck on the lid... :wacko:

I don't know if this was brought up already and forgive me if it has, but have you tried "Pill Pockets" with Cody? I use them to give Syl her pred every night and they have been working like a charm. I'm shocked she's still eating them almost 8 months now....just an idea :)

Laura

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Last night Cody and I had OODLES of fun (NOT!) :wacko: First, while I was giving him fluids, he moved and dislodged the needle. My husband's record cabinet got sprayed with fluids. And yes, records - he actually still has all of his old vinyl records - tons of them and keeps them in a cabinet next to where I give Cody his fluids. Oh well, the cabinet should be feeling more hydrated and full of pep now :roll:

Then, when he got his pills, he spit both of them out. The little booger :lol: One landed near me, the other flew a couple of feet. When I gave him his Elavil the second time around, he screeched so loud I thought the neighbors were going to call the ASPCA reporting that someone was murdering a cat :rolleyes: Shortly afterward, I did hear the neighbors coming out onto their patio...wonder what they were thinking :biggrin:

So he was a real patience-tester yesterday. Still, it's impossible to be mad at these little guys when they're so cuuuuute...

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Tracy :stripekitty:

Tracy, you're going to have all my students thinking I'm even nuttier than they already do! I had just enough time to read this before I left for class. I've gone from thinking about your pee joy to your hydrated and peppy cabinet and the neighbors reporting an obsessive CCL for cat torture. Try to explain that when you get private giggles throughout class. I'm starting to feel like I have a fairly bizarre secret life. (well, it could be claimed I already had that but now I may have another one) :)

Thank for the Joy! I hope his face heals up soon!

Martha Jane &...

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Have you ever tasted Elavil?? Not that I have but long time ago we tried some on Merlot (RB 2004) when he was having bladder issues. We were to use 1/2 pill. We tried and tried to get that pill down (before we knew of pill shooters). It got to be like a pavlov dog reaction. We would come near Merlot and he would start having copious amounts of salivia and meowing like he was possessed. I don't know why but I finally one day turned to my husband and said "here, you try this pill". He about gagged at how bitter it was (mostly the cut end). We gave up on the Elavil after that. Joyce :huh:

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I don't know if this was brought up already and forgive me if it has, but have you tried "Pill Pockets" with Cody? I use them to give Syl her pred every night and they have been working like a charm. I'm shocked she's still eating them almost 8 months now....just an idea :)

Laura

Pill Pockets! Laura, what a great idea! Thanks! :) I thought they just made them for dogs...

So I went to Petco after work today, and yup, they had 'em for cats :banana: Salmon flavor, one of Cody's other favorite flavors. I gave both of his meds to him in the Pill Pockets tonight...SUCCESS!!! :banana::banana: Whoo hoo!! :happydance:

His face looks worse today :sad:

But no more spit-up pills :)

Thanks Laura! :cool026:

LOL about Sylvia camping out on the pizza boxes like Cody. I guess I should be glad that Cody only weighs 8 1/2 pounds ;)

Tracy and Cody :stripekitty:

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Tracy, you're going to have all my students thinking I'm even nuttier than they already do! I had just enough time to read this before I left for class. I've gone from thinking about your pee joy to your hydrated and peppy cabinet and the neighbors reporting an obsessive CCL for cat torture. Try to explain that when you get private giggles throughout class. I'm starting to feel like I have a fairly bizarre secret life. (well, it could be claimed I already had that but now I may have another one) :)

Thank for the Joy! I hope his face heals up soon!

Martha Jane &...

ROFL Martha Jane! I hope I don't get you kicked out of your school for excessive laughter :lol: I should probably stop making you laugh...nah! :lol: I'll tell you how we first discovered that Cody likes chicken so much...

...we had recently adopted Cody. Orion was still alive, and he was a mischievous little booger himself :lol: One evening, we were cleaning up the kitchen after dinner. The remains of a chicken dinner were in the trash. The trash bag was tied up and sitting just inside the front door. We usually cleaned up, got all the trash together, then made one trip to the dumpster. From the apartment where we lived at the time, the dumpster was a bit of a hike.

The trash hadn't been sitting there very long...I turned around and saw Orion eating out of the catbox! I thought, what the heck??!! I went over and found Cody by the trash bag. He had dug open a hole in the bag and was happily dragging out the chicken remains into the hallway. Little pieces of chicken were all over the floor. One piece had even made it into the catbox somehow. That's what Orion had been snacking on (thank goodness! I was beginning to think the worst. ;) I knew Orion had weird tastes...) :roll: The boys must have thought they struck it rich that night :lol:

Martha Jane, I really hope the image of a big black and white cat scarfing up chicken out of a catbox doesn't get you kicked out of school or the library :roll: If it does, we'll blame it on Cody :P

Tracy and Cody and his weird "brother" Orion in spirit :magicmoon:

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Have you ever tasted Elavil?? Not that I have but long time ago we tried some on Merlot (RB 2004) when he was having bladder issues. We were to use 1/2 pill. We tried and tried to get that pill down (before we knew of pill shooters). It got to be like a pavlov dog reaction. We would come near Merlot and he would start having copious amounts of salivia and meowing like he was possessed. I don't know why but I finally one day turned to my husband and said "here, you try this pill". He about gagged at how bitter it was (mostly the cut end). We gave up on the Elavil after that. Joyce :huh:

Hi Joyce,

I hadn't tried it until today - yech! No wonder kitties don't like it! I only tried just a little of the powder left behind in the pill splitter - Cody is also on half a pill. Very bitter.

Tracy :catwatching:

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Foolish me, Tonight my role call question was "where is you favorite place to dine ?" Sure enough as they started answering, all I could think of was Orion and the litter box. IPB Image Ok, so my students probably think I'm laughing at them when I keep laughing as they're answering. Thank a lot!! :bitchslap2::bitchslap2::bitchslap2:

Of course having seen Bleys poop celebration didn't help me either!

Love the thread, love the stories!

MarthaJane, Minsky, Baila and Crew :heart:

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Foolish me, Tonight my role call question was "where is you favorite place to dine ?" Sure enough as they started answering, all I could think of was Orion and the litter box. IPB Image Ok, so my students probably think I'm laughing at them when I keep laughing as they're answering. Thank a lot!! :bitchslap2::bitchslap2::bitchslap2:

Of course having seen Bleys poop celebration didn't help me either!

Love the thread, love the stories!

MarthaJane, Minsky, Baila and Crew :heart:

ROFL Martha Jane! :lol: Your poor students - indirectly, they're the hapless victims of 2 feline pranksters, and they don't even know it :roll: Even if you told them why you were laughing, they'd probably never believe it ;)

Last night, I got into bed...and it felt like I was lying on a gravel driveway. I thought, what the heck...?! Although I knew right away what it was...so I got up, and brushed off of the sheets...10 tons of kitty litter :roll: That's what I get for not making the bed before I go to work, and for not checking it for stuff before I get in. I've seen those "you might be a redneck" jokes...one of them goes like, "You might be a redneck if you have to vacuum the bed." Well, then I'm definitely a redneck, because I've vacuumed the bed bunches of times. Nice clean bedding, just put on the bed a few hours before...and poor old slobby Cody jumps up on it with his kitty litter paws and kitty litter tail, and then curls up so innocently :rolleyes:

Cody's grass is coming up! Whoo hoo! Soon, he'll be able to munch to his heart's content. Here's a pic from his old grass garden, in late spring before it all died. This was on our first 100-degree day. Cody just wanted to get out of the house and sit in the shade.

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CODY UPDATE??? WHERE IS MY CODY UPDATE?? Which reminds me I need to get after Juli for a Callie update!

Well u had me giggling several times while reading all I missed while I was gone.

I don't have kitty litter in bed--but Justice can sure bring leaves, dirt and muddy paws to bed.

He woke me today at 3AM to go outside. It was snowing like crazy and bitterly cold. Well as I was bringing them back up to bed a few minutes later, it occurred to me that I didn't pull the sheet and comforter back over where I was sleeping. I swear Justice looked at me and I looked at him--and we both took off as fast as we could for the bed. Justice slid in just as I made the bed--so mommy got to climb in bed with sheets cold and wet. Brrrrrrrrrrrr--Justice just let out a big sigh and snuggled down!!!

I am glad Cody grass is a comin!!! I love the pic of him getting some shade!!

Hugs!

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CODY UPDATE??? WHERE IS MY CODY UPDATE?? Which reminds me I need to get after Juli for a Callie update!

Well u had me giggling several times while reading all I missed while I was gone.

I don't have kitty litter in bed--but Justice can sure bring leaves, dirt and muddy paws to bed.

He woke me today at 3AM to go outside. It was snowing like crazy and bitterly cold. Well as I was bringing them back up to bed a few minutes later, it occurred to me that I didn't pull the sheet and comforter back over where I was sleeping. I swear Justice looked at me and I looked at him--and we both took off as fast as we could for the bed. Justice slid in just as I made the bed--so mommy got to climb in bed with sheets cold and wet. Brrrrrrrrrrrr--Justice just let out a big sigh and snuggled down!!!

I am glad Cody grass is a comin!!! I love the pic of him getting some shade!!

Hugs!

So sorry, Auntie Cindy; Cody does indeed owe you an update :) He's having "good face days" and "bad face days", even with the meds :huh: Today is a "good face day". And I'm very grateful to Laura's Pill Pockets suggestion. Now when I get the pills out, instead of giving me dirty looks, he comes over and starts singing :biggrin: His "Pill Pockets meow" is even more urgent-sounding than his "I want food!" meow.

OMG, Cindy, what Justice did is hilarious! Well, you might not have thought so at 3AM after you'd just frozen your behind off outside :biggrin: Justice definitely knows a good thing when he sees one! Oh goodness -not just muddy paws but leaves and dirt too??! Egads!! :ohmy: I guess I should be grateful that when I get into bed, I just have to worry about kitty litter and poofs of cat fur. :lol: Tonight, I made the bed when I came home...more kitty litter, most of it up by my pillow. He loves stealing my pillow while I'm sleeping. The one time I had a badly pinched nerve in my neck was all because of him. This has been 2 years ago...I woke up, searing pain in my neck, could barely turn my head...my neck had been stretched into a horrible position, halfway on/halfway off the pillow, for heaven only knows how long...and there was Cody, all curled up, taking up the whole pillow and sleeping blissfully, not a care in the world :rolleyes: It was no fun, but even then, I had to laugh at the reason it happened. And yep, I still let him steal the pillow whenever he wants to :lol:

The kitty grass is here!!! :banana::banana::happydance: I might have to add a little more grass seed to a few bare areas, but for the most part, it's here! So, of course, just as soon as the grass starts coming up, we get overly hot weather. Ugh :sad: So I've had to water it a whole lot...and Cody sees it all wet, and has no desire to go out and eat/play in his kitty grass garden and walk on wet patio and get his little kitty paws wet. Hopefully the weather will cool down and I won't have to water as much, and Cody will want to venture out on it so I can get some new pics! :banana:

Cindy, I sure hope you don't have to go out in the cold and snow again tonite! :luck: Hugs back to you and your precious pups :heart:

:hugs:

Tracy and Cody

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Awww Cody, now I can go to bed knowing u are doing OK--plus I won't have any kitty litter in my bed (and hopefully no cold wet paws)!

I am so glad Cody likes the pill pockets--he can be quite a little stinker at times!!

YAY, kitty grass!! Well I hope u can stop sprinking soon, so Cody doesn't get his sensitive little paws wet and can begin nibbling on HIS grass.

Hugs to u both!!

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Geez Louise, don't mess with Cindy when she wants a Cody update! And Cindy, aren't you feeling terribly sorry for Tracy that it's so hot where she lives? Wanna hit her with your snow shovel? :bitchslap: LOL

Tracy, your pinched nerve story prompts me to share this gem: Last year I found a lump in my breast. Went to my GYN pronto and she, too, was concerned. So off I went to get a mammogram and sonogram. By the time I got an appt with the breast surgeon, though, the lump was practically gone. He commented that it could have been a hematoma that resolved on its own. The lightbulb went off...... I said to him, "Could that have been caused by a 15.5 lb brown tabby (Henry) standing on my boob?" Bet that's a question he never got before. :lol:

Moral of the story: these cats are nothin' but TROUBLE!

Who, me, mom??

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I woke up, searing pain in my neck, could barely turn my head...my neck had been stretched into a horrible position, halfway on/halfway off the pillow, for heaven only knows how long...and there was Cody, all curled up, taking up the whole pillow and sleeping blissfully, not a care in the world-Tracy

I got an appt with the breast surgeon, The lightbulb went off...... I said to him, "Could that have been caused by a 15.5 lb brown tabby (Henry) standing on my boob? - Kim

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Ah, what a welcome laugh you two have given me tonight! Tracy, I sure hope your garden grows well.

Kim, who is the black cat in the pic?

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Geez Louise, don't mess with Cindy when she wants a Cody update! And Cindy, aren't you feeling terribly sorry for Tracy that it's so hot where she lives? Wanna hit her with your snow shovel? :bitchslap: LOL

ROFL Kim!! Yeah, I should be :bitchslap2: ...just for the heck of it!

OMG, your story about the breast lump has got me totally cracking up!!!! :roll: And there's that sweet, innocent Henry face, saying, "Who?? ME????" ROFL!!! :lol:

LOVE that pic, Kim. Yeah, who is the black kitty?? He/she sure is cute.

Pinched nerves are a booger...because ice only works for so long, then the doc wants you to switch to a heating pad...and in my house, a human using a heating pad is just not possible:

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Geez! Like he doesn't have his own heated pet bed! CATS...yep, nuthin' but trouble. :lol:

Tracy and Cody :stripekitty:

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Kim, who is the black cat in the pic?

That is Cameron, Eliza's brother. He worships Henry and I've been finding them in bed together every night. :blush:

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Geez! Like he doesn't have his own heated pet bed!

As well as the pizza box!! :roll:

Man, that CodyCat has got it made. Chicken..... his own lawn to eat.... heating pad...... mom's pillow....... :smokin:

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I knew he was a player, but so much for just a ladies man! Kim, everytime I see that Henry, I covet him more for myself. Only thing that stops me from trying to outbid Juli is lack of bid means and knowing I like him enough to not even attempt to aquire him when I'm not on my feet. Better watch out Juli, when I find a way.... :)

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Tracy, that is a WONDERFUL picture! Yep, Cody knows the house bliss spots!

Well, he should...after all, this is his house; he just lets the humans live here so he can have servants :roll:

Poor guy hasn't been feeling well today :sad: He's had diarrhea, threw up once...even refused chicken!!! :ohmy: He did eat some baby food, though, and he screeched for his Pill Pockets. I think eventually he ate a little food, but not much.

If this keeps up, he's getting stuffed into the evil blue box and going for a car ride to that place he loves (NOT!)...I hope this isn't a sign of an IBD flare-up. We'll see.

LOL, poor guy is such a messy eater because of his lack o' teeth, he has to "bulldoze" his food. Here's what he looked like tonite, after eating baby food and before washing his grubby little face:

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Tracy and sloppy Cody :stripekitty:

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