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.
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.
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.
Around April 2015 a mama cat deserted her kittens that were about 6-8 weeks old and I tried to save them all but I couldn’t.
Stripey and Harry were the two survivors.
They were probably not quite a year old yet and something was wrong with Stripey. I took him to the vet to find out his jaw was broken he had been kicked in the jaw by someone. He had surgery his jaw had to be wired shut for many weeks. Needless to say, this was quite and expensive visit. The vet neutered him for free at the same time.
I later had Harry neutered so all our cats are fixed. We do our part to help the overpopulation of cats in the world.
We were not in the market any more cats at the time but needless to say, we inherited these two. They stay outdoors unless the weather’s bad then I bring them in the house.
This the life of these two cats lots of lounging around following me around in the pasture because they are quite snoopy. They eat two times a day and stalk lizards,
small snakes, birds, and anything that crosses their path.
Mr. Bird is good friends with them and they are always getting into mischief.
The cat’s life is a rough life. The first picture is Stripey and the second one is Harry.
Mr. Bird the cat was outside and Miss. Daisy did not like the direction he was headed so she proceeded to round him up.
He ran up into the tree and sat there like he owned it. I think he was thinking ” Ha Ha you can’t climb a tree”.
They play like this all the time because they are best friends. He stayed in that tree for over and hour sitting in that same position. We came in the house because of it being so hot outside.