Mr. Bird seems to be doing pretty well since his kidney issue.
I kept him in the house for a few weeks so I could syringe water a few times a day to make sure he was drinking enough. He also had medication that he needed.
He was so glad to get to go back outside again since he loves the outdoors he goes in and out a few times a day. He loves basking in the sun, climbing fences, trees and chasing birds he never catches.
Our son Jeremy told me to get a cat fountain that in convinces animals to drink more water. I found one for about $20.00. We have had it about a month and the cats seem to be drinking a lot from it.
I took him off the Science Diet Urinary food because it was $40.00 for 24 – 3 oz cans.
I wanted to try the Purina Urinary Cat food and it is $21.00 for the 3 oz cans. Almost 1/2 price so hopefully it works. I also ordered the Purina Dry Urinary food. He seems to like the foods just fine.
Mr. Bird has such a tough life he is spoiled rotten but we love him and so do the dogs lol.
Mr. Bird has been acting strange the last couple of days. He is a neutered male cat that is almost 9 years old. He weighed in at almost 15#’s.
I was stalking him this morning using the litter box and discovered he would go to pee but nothing was coming out. Then he would cry and growl somewhat this is not normal for him.
I took him to the vet this a.m. and he took out a syringe of urine so it would help his pain he has two kinds of stones. They did a urinalysis and a looked at it under the microscope.
Apparently, this is quite common in cats but especially male cats.
He’s taking antibiotics and tomorrow we will try the catheter for a few days and do some blood work but he may end up in surgery tomorrow instead.
He seems very uncomfortable he’s such a laid back cat normally. I have him in his own room so he can rest without puppy intervention. I hate it when something is wrong with one of my animals.
Daisy has shared Zoee with Mr. Bird who does not seem to mind the clumsy feet of a boxer puppy.
They stayed like this for at least one hour then Bird got up and laid on top of Zoee.
Its wonderful everyone is getting along so well.
The little moments like this that I get to capture with my camera really make my day.
Stripey and Harry are two kittens that adopted us about 5 years ago.
Stripey was the one who had the broken jaw that the vet had to do surgery on and rewire his jaw before he was a year old. At the same time this surgery happened I had him neutered but not declawed because they lived outdoors and he needed his claws for protection.
He and his brother were outside cats unless we had really cold weather then I brought them inside. They hunted mice and birds in the barns and pastures. Every morning they greeted me ready to eat and every evening it was the same thing. At night was when they went off and hunted.
Stripey has been missing for 7 days today and I am so upset as well as his brother Harry seems depressed without him around.
This after our oldest indoor cat Ishy passed away about 5 weeks ago she was 14 years old.
Harry nor Stripey liked strangers so I know no one got him. I just have no idea what could have happened. He was here the night before and was acting fine and eating. I knew when he wasn’t there for his morning feeding something was up.
A cat in the clover on a sunshine-filled day.
Mr. Bird was being snoopy when I was taking pictures of the clover. Next thing I know he was right in front of me trying to get a photo session.
Most of our animals are not camera shy lol.
Stripey was just sitting there all prim and proper so I could not resist taking a picture of him.
This was taken using my Canon 400mm lens and it really turned out quite clear and he had no idea I was taking his picture.
Mr. Bird wanted out early on this day so I let him out when I went out to get some sunrise pictures.
As I looked back I saw him posing near some dead grass and I thought ” I need to take his picture”. He was staring off into the distance at something but I never could figure out what it was.
Mr. Bird lives in the house but every morning he goes outside.
He likes the springtime the best those days he will spend the most time outdoors.
Since our weather has been cooler he goes out and comes back in within one hour.
He does not like the rain, wind or heat much less the cold lol. When he is ready to come back in he sits in front of the french doors so I will see him staring in at me.
He just wants the best of both worlds indoors and outdoors.