Thursday, June 17, 2010

Tummy Thursday


Mom took this picture because the Kool Kittie Krew wanted to see my pudgy tummy. I am still doing well, but I got all barfy today.

Karen Jo: You certainly did. You barfed this morning and again while I was at work. It wasn't a hairball and it wasn't because you ate a bunch of dry food, then drank a lot of water. It was all Stinky Goodness both times and I can't figure it out, unless you did eat some of the green pea and duck and it was too rich for you. I did take the green pea and duck away about eleven this morning, so I don't get why you would barf again this evening. I won't give you any more of it and we'll see if the barfs go away. If they don't, then it's back to the vet. I am feeling so frustrated. I do everything I can to make you all well, then something else happens. You are also going bald. I found a bare patch on your back just behind your shoulders. The skin looks perfectly healthy, no scales, crust or redness, no sign of ringworm, just no fur. This happened once before, when you were really sick. Your elbow got bald. I thought it might be from your sitting in the meatloaf position all the time and just rubbing the fur off on the carpet, but I pointed it out to the vet and she didn't seem to think it was anything to worry about. The fur there has grown back again. I wish I knew what was going on. I am definitely not bringing another cat into the house.

Abby wanted to know if I am an Alpha cat. Mom just doesn't know. I kept my hoo-has until I was almost two years old and that tends to make males want to be Alphas. I boss Mom around some. I insist that she get up early in the morning and get my breakfast and I decide when I want to be petted and when the brushing session is over. However, when I see Mom with the syringe, I know that I am going to get my medicine whether I want it or not, so I mostly cooperate. I have ridden to the vet twice with other cats in the car and I didn't react to that in any way. I just made my usual grumbling meows about being cooped up.

25 comments:

Inigo Flufflebum and d'Artagnan Rumblepurr said...

We're so happy to see your tummy Herman. You keep working on it, make sure to eat LOTS every day.

Gemel said...

Bless your heart Hermman, we are sending lots of purrs your way to help you heal =^..^=

Spirit n Pixie n Tamal xox

Whskr @ Dash Kitten said...

I'm catching up with Hermann after a busy time. Good things are going to swell and the weight is going on! Lovely to see a demanding kitty cat playing with his toys and having birthdays!

Marjorie

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

I hope your barfisodes are just isolated incidents, and the same thing with your bald patch. After everything you've been through, you don't need to be sick again! Maybe it's all just part of living with FIV and FeLV.

Everycat said...

Did you eat up your fuuds too quickly Herman? Sometimes that can bring on a big old barf.

That's a nice fat tum you have there - glorious!

The bald spots might have happened if you had matts in that place. Matts can pull out hair from the follicles as we move around, or sometimes we gnaw a matt off when we groom and this pulls the good fur out too. This happens to Gerry if our apes don't watch for matts forming.

Here's to fatter tums!

Whicky Wuudler

Kea said...

Paws crossed the barfing won't be repeated!

It's nice to see your "pudgy" tummy, Herman!

The Island Cats said...

Oh Herman, we hope your barfing isn't anything serious! We think your tummy is cute!!

Marg said...

Sorry to hear that you are throwing up Herman. I hope that goes away soon. I can understand why your mom is so frustrated. It is so hard to know what to do.
Try to have a good day.

The Monkeys said...

Your tummy is looking good, Herman! We hope you don't barf anymore and can get back to working on your tummy!

Furkidsmom said...

We're hoping there are no more barfs!

Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

Hannah and Lucy said...

We hope you're feeling better today Herman - it's no fun when you barf (for you or your Mom). May be it was just an off day and you'll be fine again today - we hope so.
Sending love and purrs to you xx

Harry Spotter said...

Sorry about the barfing. Hope your tummy settles.

AttieCattie said...

jeez, Herman! you know what my my mommeh's gramma would say about you? "if it ain't an ass, it's an elbow."

TK and Squashies said...

You has a very cute tummy Herman! We hopes your barfs is just a little over-excitement at enjoying your fuds again.

The Kool~Kittie~Krew said...

YAY for your bellie pics!!! We love it and want to give you lots of snorgles! Sorry you were all barfy last night, hope it was just the the food was too rich.

One Cats Nip said...

Look at your adorable tum tum!!

Jacqueline said...

Adorable tummy shot, Herman!...We sure hope you are feeling better soon...kisses x3 sweet boy...xo...Calle, Halle, Sukki

Ginger Jasper said...

Gorgeous tummy. I hope you are feeling better soon sweet one.. Hugs GJ xx

ABBY said...

Herman
YOu do have a gorgeous tum!

We are sorry to hear that your Mom is frustrated, although we completely understand...and we hopes NO MORE BARFS!

We are hoping that the air loss is very temporary.

purrs for Herman

purrs

>^,,^<

♥Abby♥

Angel and Kirby said...

Love that tummy shot. Our Wizard developed a bald spot behind his ear and down his neck. The vet did not have any explanation other than stress. His did not grow back, but then ht happened in his last few months! We hope your furs grow back soon!

Sweet Praline said...

Keeping my paws crossed that there are no more barfs!

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

We are sending yoo healing purrs Herman. We hope yoo feel better soonest.

Katnip Lounge said...

Herman,
Barfies happen. Rupert is a barfy kitty...sometimes he just eats too much too quickly. Kitty stomachs are about the size of a walnut and he eats enough for a canteloupe!
In any case, aim for the carpet.
You have a nice round tummy, Mommy would like to pet that soft fur. We think you have fur like Kona's & she get bald patches too from undetected matts.

MoMo said...

Cute tummy, Herman! Hope you feel better soon and not barf any more.

Admiral Hestorb said...

I love you, sweetness. Get better.