Thursday, March 4, 2010

Making Progress

Mom kept trying to take a picture of my shaved chest, but I wouldn't let her. A big mancat like me should have fur on his chest. You can see how short the vet lady clipped my ruff in the front, though. It's a bit cold going around bare-chested, too. I am doing a lot of meatloaf position on the rug, trying to keep warm. Luckily we had sunshine today, so I could warm up in the sunspots. I am feeling perkier today. I actually played with my flashy ball for a minute or two. I wasn't very enthusiastic about it, but Mom and I rolled it back and forth a little bit. Boy, have I been hungry! I ate up almost all the Stinky Goodness that Mom gave me for breakfast and lunch and I ate half a can in forty-five minutes after Mom got home from work, which is very unusual for me. I also ate some of my dry food. I have decided that I don't much like Mom squirting stuff in my mouth, but I am going to let her do it. She only needed two tries to get my Interferon down me this morning. Then I got my sardine! I really confused her about that. After asking and asking for my sardine for three days, when I finally got one, I only licked up the oil and nibbled at it. I had eaten more than usual for breakfast, though, so maybe I wasn't all that hungry at sardine time. I am still making poop puddles, but they are smaller and not quite as liquid. Maybe I'll get lucky and not have to go back to the vet for antibiotics.

Karen Jo: I really hope that you do get lucky, Herman. I think it was funny that every time I pointed the camera at you, you covered up your chest. I didn't realize that you were self-conscious about your shaved spot. I think you'll get back to eating your sardine again. You probably got used to not having it and didn't save room for it. I am glad to see you eating so much. The vet was very happy about your weight. You have gained one and two-thirds pounds since coming to live with me. You now weigh in at a mancatly 12.4 pounds.

24 comments:

Cat said...

Hi Herman...so sorry you had to have your man-chest shaved!! What a way to make a guy self-conscious!! I would feel the same, too! We hope you feel better soon...do you really like sardines? Hmm. Our Mom NEVER gives us those..should she? We DO get chicken daily..yep...she bakes chicken for us each week and we get some each day! We love chicken...sometimes Mom laughs at me because she says I answer better when she calls out 'chicken' than when she calls my name - Lautrec. Chicken is good so I don't mind being called Chicken (though I know Mom isn't calling me that, she's just announcing that there IS chicken in the kitchen. Sometimes I hear her say Kitchen and I get all excited because I think she is saying chicken, but she's not.) So, Herman, if you want some chicken, come on over...we'll share ours with you...it has special healing powers, too!! Really!

Brian said...

I'm glad you're doing a bit better Herman and that you are somewhat cooperating with your Mom. Keep it up, the medicine is impawtant!

Parker said...

Progress is good! I'm glad to see you are feeling a bit better!

The Creek Cats said...

We're glad to see you're making progress and feeling better, Herman. We're so sorry you've been unwell. Sending you lots and lots of healing purrs.

Pierro said...

12.6 pounds!!! Herman, you are big. I only weigh half that! I am jsut a little guy.
Your furs are very fluffy and I am sure you are cozy and warm.
I hope you get all better!

bonkbonkbonk

Gandalf, Grayson, Whitey and Gracie said...

Hooray for progress! We bet you'll eat all of your Sardine today!

Everycat said...

Cor Herman! 12.5 pounds is very mancatly and it's wonderful that you have put on weight, a really good sign. We are all very glad you are feeling a bit better and being more frisky. That fur will grow back in no time at all :)

Whicky Wuudler

Marg said...

Herman, we sure are glad to hear that you are feeling better and eating a little more. I wouldn't worry about your shaved hair. It is a badge of honor from the vet.

wildcatwoodscats said...

Sorry about having your chest shaved but it was all worth it if you feel better! Purring for your return to purfect health!

Furkidsmom said...

We're glad your poop puddles are getting smaller! How embarassing that they shaved your chest! Maybe you could go into competitive body building while you wait for it to grow back??

Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

SuziQCat said...

Hope you get better soon...poop puddles are no fun. My Mojo had IBD and we treated some with a product called Culturelle...it's a probiotic. We finally were able to get him cleared, sort of by accident, when we had to go back on the immune suppressants for his severe allergy flair up. He was back to normal poop in about 3 days. I know it can be trying...but hang in there!

Kea said...

Hi Herman, it's nice to meet you!

Taking medicine certainly isn't fun, but we hope it helps you.

Sending you purrs and healing vibes and hoping things improve!

-Annie, Nicki and Derry from Fuzzy Tales

Cheysuli and gemini said...

We are glad you are doing well and that you had a sun spot to lie in!

Gattina said...

Poor Herman you were also sick ? I say also because my little Rosie was very sick I already thought it was the end, but she recovered nicely now. I hope the same for you anyway the news sound good ! Sorry for your hairless chest, but it will grow again, don't worry !

Sammy and Andy said...

Herman, we are happy to hear you are feeling better....please continue to get better. We love you and will continue to purr for you. xxxxxxxxxx

One Cats Nip said...

Sorry about the chest fur herman I hope it grows back soon

Angel and Kirby said...

That chest fur will be back in no time! Glad you are eating better!

Amy and The House of Cats said...

Herman we are so glad you are feeling better! And we totally understand about not wanting to show your shaved chest fur - Floyd was the same way when he had to have his belly shaved.

We hope you keep feeling better and better!! Sending you lots of purrs!!

Ayla and Iza said...

We are happy ya seem ta be gettin better. Ya must be iffen ya are gainin some weight. Ya may have lost some furs temporarily, but 12.4 pounds is a good mancatly weight!

Shaggy, Scooby and Scout said...

Hi Herman! Good to know you're eating and feeling like playing! The sun does wonders for making a guy feel better.
Our boy takes a shot of interferon every week (for hepatitus c) and it makes him really sick for 24 hours afterwards. He is about 1/2 way through his treatments.
That chest hair will grow back before you know it, you are totally manly with or without it, you know!

The Island Cats said...

Herman, we're glad you're doing better...and we hope your chest furs grow back soon!!

TK said...

Aww Herman, not to worry about the fur thing. YOu're still a manly mancat.
You keeps taking your medicines and soon you'll be back to your old self!
TK

meowmeowmans said...

Sorry to hear about the chest fur, Herman, but we are glad you are doing better.

Inigo Flufflebum and d'Artagnan Rumblepurr said...

You're still a manly man Herman, chest hair or no chest hair!