Friday, November 24, 2006

Brendan and his Wife





We had to make a trip to the vets with Brendan Wednesday. He came up to the bedroom around three PM where I was reading with Ramona. Olof had just come in and Brendan went up to his new heat pad bed (which he likes a lot) and let loose a small puddle of red pee. He would never ever do this without a reason. He knew he needed the doc. So we called and got an appointment right away (one of the benefits of going to a large eight vet practice even though it is 30 minutes from the house). B had blood tests and his urine checked and we have antibiotics for him and MSM for anti-inflammatory. It is hard to tell exactly what it could be other than a bladder infection.

He has also lost weight, he is at 8.6 down from 9.7 on his last trip. We're in Portland for the holiday so I went to both pet food shops and bought a selection of things our local shop doesn't carry to try to perk up his appetite. The blood appears to have stopped and I think Brendan is taking a walk outside with Olof right now.

As far as Ramona is concerned, she and Brendan are a pair. I must have missed my invitation to the wedding but they are acting like an old married couple. Brendan has a favorite spot here, a round stool with a nice padded cover. Today Ramona claimed it and Brendan didn't say anything. But we removed her and placed her gently on the couch. Twice.

She also expects him to share his food, which he does, except that I move her away and give her her own bowl.

Just because she's a beautiful young wife doesn't mean she can run him around.

If Ramona looks a bit, well, plump in these photos that's because she was looking like a little pumpkin. We discussed it and she has gone on a diet so already looks a little sleeker. She really doesn't want to lose her girlish figure, it's just she really likes food. When I am eating she will come and watch with great interest, every little bite go from the plate to my fork to my mouth. And she looks like she's thinking "wow, she thinks that is edible! How strange!"

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ohh...we hope Brendan is OK. These senior catizens have to have lots of care but we know he gets the best care from you!

The Meezers said...

Ohhhh no, we hope that Brendan will be ok. we will purray for him.

Smeagol & Strider (Mystery & Gizmo too!) said...

We're sendin' purrs and purrayers for Brendan.

Ayla said...

I hope Brendan is ok too. Sounds like a urinary tract infection. Those are nasty. I'll be sending purrs and headbutts his way.

Anonymous said...

Oh, Brendan I hope that you are feeling better now! Purrs to you. Don't forget to drink plenty of water ya don't want to get all dryed out.

I didn't know it was Ramona at first. I thought Harper was the pork chop in the family. ;) Maybe she should take up dancing with her brother that'll help keep the unwanted pounds off!

---Beezer

Gemini said...

We hopes that Brendan starts to feel better. Purrs.

Scooby, Shaggy & Scout said...

Please keep us posted on Brendan! He's such a handsome, gentle cat.
What are you feeding the kids now?

bat & bandit & holly said...

get well soon brendan!

Anonymous said...

Me again. In case you didn't know, Brendan has been added to the list of kitties needing purrs at http://ppandpblog.blogspot.com/

CatDonna & Cats said...

Just adding mine to the voices of love and concern here. Hope Brendan gets well soon.

Magoo, Smudge, Bella & Dolce said...

We are hoping that Brendan gets better soon. Sending headbuts and purrs to him.

It sure sounds like Dolce and Ramona have the same eating issues. She is getting quite the little tummy too.

Justin said...

Hmm, nice couple...hehe!! n both of them are looking at the same direction...
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Finnegan & Buddy said...

Get well get well get well Mr Brendan!!! Buddy has had the pee issues too and it's not fun. We mix a few spoonfuls of water in with his wet food to make sure he is drinking plenty. We all hope Brendan is feeling better soon and of course we know his "wife" will take the best care of him.

Purrs from Buddy & Finny

Les Trois Chats said...

"Just because she's a beautiful young wife doesn't mean she can run him around."

Heehee - and amen! Ii'm glad someone is there to look after Brendan's interests. Sounds like Ramona is taking advantage of her own beauty (or trying to, lol). Tsk, tsk...

We hope Brendan is feeling much better now.

~ turtle

one of us said...

They probably eloped. :) Hope Bredan is getting betters ~Merlin, Shadow, Ko KO