Sunday 18 April 2010

Let's talk about Loki and some other things

If you read my blog, then you know that I have a cat called Loki. He's three years old and spends so much time with me that he's become my 'writing buddy'. He's such a cutie, too.

Well, yesterday we took him to the vet for his annual checkup and vaccine. Overall, he's a healthy boy and everything's fine but the vet did find a few things--teeth and ears.

I didn't expect the teeth, but she said it could be easily fixed by switching the dry food we give him at the moment from indoor to oral care. We grabbed a small bag that's prescription diet and when he's done with that we need to get his teeth checked again. The ear issue is something he's had since the day we adopted him. She gave us some drops for him, which he's had before. The prob seems to go away after the medication but comes back eventually. I think it's an infection he might've gotten as a tiny kitty when he was with the other tiny kitties, but I'm not an expert so I have no idea. That's just a guess.

He doesn't like the drops in his ears, but he's enjoying the new food. So that's cool. I'm just glad that it's nothing serious, but like everything else, if it's not treated now it could become a serious issue. Poor Loki.

Well, it's Sunday morning and I don't usually blog on Sundays, but today hubby and daughter have gone off to the pool for a little swim. I know I could (or is that, should?) be doing other stuff, but I think I need to finish off the weekend without pressure. I've been putting plenty of that on myself during the last two weeks, while trying to get through the second draft revision.

So I'm fifty pages behind... big deal, I'll just tackle it tomorrow. Right? I'm so used to piling on the goals and pushing myself to meet them that the few times I don't, I get all worked up. *taking a deep breath*

Besides, I intend to get the second draft of The Hidden #5 done by the end of this week. Then I'll put it aside for a few weeks before getting stuck into the final draft. With my daughter going back to school I should have more time.

One thing I did do the other night was start taking notes for a new idea that came out of nowhere on Friday morning. Actually, on Friday night I picked up a pen and notebook and wrote the first four pages by hand. Like I said, it came out of nowhere but when an idea is this pushy... I love it!

Well, that's it for today. I hope you're having a great weekend.


D Carney said...

Yolanda, keep an eye on his ears. Our kitten had reoccurring infections that we absolutely Could. Not. Get. Rid. Of. It was only one ear that oozed continuously. To make a long story short, it ended up being a tumor in his ear. We had it removed and the only damage is the ear canal is permanently closed so he's deaf on one side. But he's alive! :) I hope this doesn't happen to Loki, but thought you should know just in case.

Tez Miller said...

Poor lad :-( Manny had to have teeth taken out, but he escaped last year unscathed...only he was ordered to lose weight. Kittehs don't like portion control.

*hugs to Loki*

Yolanda Sfetsos said...

Hi Dee! So sorry to hear about what happened to your kitty. :( I'm glad he's okay, though.

When you say oozed, do you mean liquid? Loki's got a waxy residue, which the vet cleaned out. We have to go back after we're done with the medicine.

I appreciate you letting me know, btw.

Yolanda Sfetsos said...

Tez, Loki appreciates the hugs.

Oh, no, poor Manny. Not the teeth. :(

A few years back the vet told us Loki had to lose some weight. Luckily, this time he weighed exactly the same as he did last year. Phew. lol.

D Carney said...

Waxy residue. No matter how much we cleaned it, used antibiotics, changed a billion things, he kept having all of this gunk in his ear. It was so bad that when he shook his head, it splattered all over the walls! Gross.

Yolanda Sfetsos said...

Oh, the poor thing. That's awful. Loki's waxy stuff stays inside his ears, but he does scratch at it with his back legs sometimes. :(

Thanks for telling me this, I'm going to keep an eye on it and will mention it to the vet when we need to take him again. Soon.

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