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  1. To Jo and Wally Wee –

    Eat and get well! You’re both young enough to recover from this! It’s when you get old that the health risks increase. Bet it was that tangle of neighbors across the street. Don’t you have any sort of animal-control service that could take a look at the cats invading your turf?
    Love from Sidney V.

    • Both eating well today 🙂 Nothing we can do about those cats, they all look healthy and are eating well, Cats Protection have no powers. As for the RSPCA, the cats have a home (such as it is) and they can’t be forced to have them spayed….that’s it!
      Bring on the enforced neutering law!
      Poor Sid V, hope he’s ok.

    • We are being utterly spoilt with love and as much as we can eat, getting the mammie on duty up extra early, long may we reign 😉 😉

  2. Jozef is eating better today and Walter is back to his normal self, it’s a nice day here so they are both out having some sunshine therapy 🙂

  3. Thank your boyz for grumbling for us, cats united against nasty vets with pokers, specially men vets cos lady ones are not as scary to us who only lives with ladies.
    To add insult to injury a school girl saw all my indignity, she was lounging against the wall, said she was having work experience and looked as miserable as sin, think it all might have put her off being a vet.

  4. Aww Jozef. That is not right. That vet better find some new eyeglasses and have his readers handy – why should he have had to “shove a poker up your bum”. Tsk tsk.

    But I bet you will be feeling better soon and you got away with only one needle. I know when you are feeling much better your mammies will also be able to relax.

    signed: Sir Hubble Pinkerton and Dr. Hush Puppy- who are making grumbling noises.

  5. Oh Walter, I am sorry that Jo is under the weather too.

    It sounds like you may both have had some sort of bacterial infection, since Jo has the same symptoms as you had. Perhaps you both got into something “nasty”. But whatever, I am sure that Jo will soon be back to good health and I am so happy you are on the mend. Lots of head bonks and scritches and glow coming to you both from your auntie Jo across the “pond”.

    • Auntie Jo it was horrible, the roads were busy and we had to wait ages in the vets as he was running late. Then he couldn’t find his microchip/thermostat reader and had to shove a poker up my bum. But I only got one needle and our Walt said he had two. The mammies are wrung out like two old floor cloths they says. He thinks I will be better within two days, I’ll have to make sure I am cos I don’t want to go again.

      • Oh, Jozef. Not that stick up the butt. Don’t you want to just snatch it and say, “Bend over Mr. vet, vet, vet”?
        What did you and Walt catch? Could it have come from those next door?
        I hope you feel better real soon and don’t have to go back to the butt sticker.

        • We just don’t know how they got this, the cats opposite all look in good health but the toms after them maybe are not!
          Past our sell by dates with it all right now and even the neighbours who like cats are getting fed up of the situation here, which we can well understand. We love cats, all cats, but have to admit those are a nuiscance, yet there’s nothing anyone can do, just like the barking dogs we have to put up with. It’s up to the agents of privately rented houses to sort out complaints but they don’t give a damn.

  6. Well we are back off to the vets today, with Jozef this time, he’s showing exactly the same symptoms as Walter, just not interested in food.
    Unfortunately Sarah who cured Walt has gone on holiday and only male vets are on duty today, but Jeremy who we will see at 3.15pm is very nice, he’s French and loves cats, having two of his own.
    Hopefully with treatment JO will get better quickly like Walt has, but what a worry it all is to us.

    • Yeah I’d be pretty worried too. It’s hard to be rational when so many possibilities could be the cause of those symptoms. Hopefully, and most likely, it is a minor infection just like Walter had – that was contagious or something. I mean it could also be a virus I suppose – as they can cause infections and they are usually contagious.

      Hope it goes ok today – good luck!

      • Jeremy reckons it’s a virus and gave Jo a long acting steroid injection, but not an antibiotic one like Walt had, he said it wouldn’t help! So did Walt have one for nothing or will we have to take Jo back if he doesn’t improve. It’s a minefield! We are wrung out with worrying.

  7. It was a horrible stressful weekend, neither of us dared to say to the other what we were most worried about, but on Saturday I really thought there was a chance we would lose him because he looked so poorly and thin. He’s never been a cat that drinks water so he gets his moisture from his wet food, that made stopping eating all the more serious. I think if he hadn’t picked up before the appointment yesterday that we were lucky enough to be able to cancel then she would have had to admit him and give him fluids. He was such a good lad, we didn’t get to go into the back when she took him to shave the place on his neck and to take the bloods but when she brought him back she said he’d been really good, he’s a perfect patient, he lets me give him his tablets with no bother at all. I’m just so glad and grateful that he is so much better and is now eating like a horse. Neither him nor Jozef were very keen on the high calorie/high protein food the vet gave us to try to get into him but in the night after he’d cleared all the other plates I even heard him sucking away at that so he should soon get some meat back on those bones. People say cats (and people) shouldn’t carry excess weight but at times like this having a bit of fat that you can live off for a couple of days is no bad thing to my mind.

  8. Aww Pleased hes back and feeling better. Its always such a stressful taking Cats to the vet, i hate it when they get stressed and their fur malts.

    • Yes it’s horrible for mammies taking us to the vets, they dread it but they have to go again today with our Jo and he will say I gave him my germs.

    • Thank you for your messages. I suppose we cats shouldn’t hate vets really cos they make us better but the journey is horrible and hot and it’s scary in the waiting room and more scary in the vet’s room.

  9. There I go again, Walt, Joz, not carrying my thoughts through to the end.
    You are amazing, Walter. You stuck it out without shoving anything up theirs, and I admire you for that! -Shrimp

  10. Take care of yourself sir Walter. Are you just making sure your mammies are on the ball? Well, of course they are silly one. Get well soon. You have a lot of friends out here in cyberspace keeping tabs on you, and wishing you well.

  11. Awww Walter, glad you are feeling better. It’s so hard on us when our kitties are under the weather. It sounds like your vet is really thorough and kind. Also your mammies are muchly relieved I bet!

    Get all the way better and stay well dear kitty friend.

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