Monday, July 18, 2011
MY LIFE AS A CAT, by Charlie
Ever since we first came here -- well, ever since we started coming out of our room on a regular basis -- we have felt it was one of our main responsibilities to check and make sure Mom is still alive, especially when she is lying in bed. So we often stick our faces in Mom's face to find out if she is breathing. So far, she always has been, which is good, because we don't want her to wake up dead someday, like our first mom did.
The only problem is that Mom does not really like a nice kitty face sniffing at her in the middle of the night. She says our whiskers tickle her and make her have to rub her face so that the tickly feeling will go away. This seems silly to me, but that's what she says.
I like to sleep with Mom at night, although I don't usually spend the whole night in bed with her. In the winter, I liked curling up under the covers with her, but now it is very hot summer weather, and cuddling is not such a fun activity. But with the ceiling fan running, it's usually cool enough that I can sleep next to Mom without getting overheated. Chloe sleeps with Mom sometimes, too, but not nearly as much as she did in the winter.
The results of Piper's bloodwork from last week didn't tell us exactly what is wrong with her, but Dr. Griswald talked to an internist, and the internist said maybe Piper has leptospirosis. So the lab is testing for that, too. Mom read about leptospirosis on the internet, and she didn't think it sounded like what Piper has, but what does she know? She's not a veterinarian, after all. The results of Piper's urinalysis didn't show much of anything except a low specific gravity, which means that Piper's urine is dilute and watery. The bacteria culture hasn't finished growing yet, so we don't know if Piper has a UTI or not. If you want my opinion, I think she's basically lazy and is just trying to get some attention. But don't tell her I said that!