In a nutshell, for those not familiar: Cody was rescued from collectors 7 years ago. He's estimated to be maybe 11-12 years old or thereabouts. He's got diabetes (currently controlled without insulin) , CRF, IBD, FIV+, allergies, and is darn near toothless. He has no interest in catnip but is crazy for chicken and cat grass. He's a big-time lap cat and I don't sleep well without him sleeping on my face or arm.
The latest: As some know, Cody just had his "senior panel" blood work. Kidneys were pretty stable - BUN down slightly at 65, Creatinine up slightly to 4.9 (compared to 7 months ago.) He's still slightly anemic but no more so than 7 mo's ago. The blood test includes a urinalysis and on Saturday, we are going for attempt #3. He flunked his first urine test by - uh - giving his sample in the cat carrier on the way to the vets. Yesterday's retest attempt didn't work out either. Carrier and kitty both arrived dry, but the vet couldn't get enough of a sample, and then he "started to get mad", according to the vet. Which is unusual. Cody is usually very well-behaved at the vet's.
Cody is anxiously awaiting his new cat grass garden to spring up. We live in a townhouse and there is a small strip of dirt on our patio. The patio is fenced and also is covered with slats of wood. He gets to go out, under close supervision. Seems like everything I've ever planted in that strip of dirt has croaked. I don't have much of a green thumb; my thumb is more greenish brown and withered although I enjoy gardening. So I planted him some grass there a couple of years ago, and he loved it. And it didn't die! YAY! Then, this July's heat wave killed it I watered it like crazy but 113 degree heat was just too much for it. I planted the new stuff on Sunday, so Cody's cat-grass-eating party should be back in full-force in the near future. Meanwhile, he gives me dirty looks when he sees *his* strip of dirt and *his* patio covered with nasty ol' water. I know what he's thinking Poor, deprived little guy
Cody sends head-butts and loud purrs to everyone.
Tracy and Cody
Edited by Tracy IMOM, 11 October 2006 - 11:38 AM.