Kitty Update 06 12 2022

It’s been so nice having Foxy Girl home again and then she got sick. I was worried enough to take her in to the emergency vet. She had a high temperature of 104.8. They ran all sorts of tests in including blood chemistry, FeLV and FIV. The two last tests were negative and the bloodwork just showed she was sick. She got fluids and an antibiotic shot. I took her to my regular vet the next day where they took blood samples to¬† send off for more tests, the most worrisome being an FIP test. Her fever was still high so she got a shot to reduce that and more fluids. After about 24 hours, her fever broke and she started eating again and was soon back to playing like a kitten. Later that week all the test results came back negative. That was a couple of weeks ago and she’s still doing fine.

As far as general happenings around the ranch, there’s been no new kittens. A single raccoon has move back into the area. He might be one of the young ones from last year. He comes by every night to eat the dry food that I leave out for the cats. He looks healthy and hasn’t caused any problems. The cats don’t seem too worried about him and he doesn’t bother them, so that’s good.

Little Sweety goes back to the vet in a couple of weeks, to see if her meds for hyper thyroidism are doing any good. Other than that it’s just the regular vet visits for yearly exams and shots for the rest of the kitties.

Oh yeah, there is one more cat hanging around. He’s a big white Persian who belongs to the neighbors to the north. They had been keeping him inside but he got out a few times and just loves being around all my kitties so they let him go outside whenever he wants now. His name is Darryl, named after Bigfoot in that TV commercial.

At night my big deck looks like a carnival with all the cats, raccoon and Darryl. And of course Silkie still comes by to growl at me and get fed.