Sunday, December 26, 2010

glug glug glug.....

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Kodak LOVES to drink water out of the sink...loves it! Good thing mom and our petsitter know this! He'll drink out of the kitty water fountain as well, but boy when he hears water running he races for it!! Yes, mom keeps tabs on if he's more thirsty than normal since he's diabetic....

We've had rain and we know alot of you have had snow-stay warm and dry!

Purrs

_Kodak, 3 Perf, Blossom and Skye

Monday, December 20, 2010

Happy Howlidays and a very Purry New Year!

Purrs to everyone during this holiday season! We hope Santa Paws comes to visit every one!


-Kodak, 3 Perf, Blossom and Skye


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On January 23rd, our mom will be running the Carlsbad Half Marathon for one of their official charities, Labrador Rescuers. Yeah, it's a dog charity.....but at least she's running for animals! Can you spare $1 to help mom reach her $3000 fund raising goal?? Remember all donations are tax deductible....

Sunday, December 19, 2010

vacation....

Mom is on vacation! Mom is on vacation! We've been trying to snuggle with her all day! We love snuggling with mom!

-Kodak

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Thursday, December 16, 2010

Thankful Thursday purr style

Mom here.... I'm thankful for all of my kitties. Especially Perfy who seems to have gained a bit of weight and is taking all of his meds without incident! Well except for today's nail in the right arm!

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Thursday, December 2, 2010

2 Corgi's Found!

The Power of the Paw worked!!! The 2 missing Corgi's were found and are safe with their humans!!!

-Kodak, 3 Perf, Blossom and Skye

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Power of the Paw for the 2 missing Corgi's

The 2 akita's were found today! They were turned into the Downey Shelter and have been reuinited with their human! But the 2 Corgi's are still missing. Can we put the Power of the Paw to work to find these two Corgi's? Let's bring these two dogs home!

http://dogpostdaily.com/reward-for-the-missing-corgis/

-Kodak, 3 Perf, Blossom and Skye

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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

4 Stolen Dogs in Long Beach (Bellflower) California-Please spread the word!


Terrible news. Kristina Rickard's (Dream Hi Akitas) van was stolen while it was parked last night at the hotel in Long Beach, CA. They don't know when it was stolen, but it was gone this morning (11/30/10). It has Trace (Top 5 Akita) and a young female Akita, and two corgis in it. Please cross post this to every list you are on and get the news out. Anyone in the Southern California area, please notify your vets office and local animal control in case the dogs are found, turned loose or taken to a vet. http://www.akitasdreamhi.com shows a photos of Trace, I don't have info on other dogs.

If anyone knows how to get this on the local news, MSN, etc. it would be a great help. Tom Rickard is on his way to Long Beach right now, and Lori is at home manning the phones, and Nener (Kristina) and David have Tamera Houser driving to hotel right now, so they will have help and wheels. Nener's cell phone is: 530-351-2412--please do not call to talk, but only if information is found or you have amazing suggestion--please text if possible. E-mail:dreamhi@c-zone.net . The police have already come to take a statement and hopefully they will be a great help.

2006 White Chevy Express Cargo Van, California license 8D20252, with a big black box on the back and three dog stickers on the back windows. If anyone was to see this van on the side of the road or parking lot, please report asap and check on the dogs. Hopefully, they will be found inside.

Christina Stanley

Here is an ad/reward with pictures of the dogs:

Here is a link to the news story.

Here is the Craigslist post that was put up today! Please spread the word!!! Lets get these dogs back to their owners! http://losangeles.craigslist.org/lac/pet/2087397890.html

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Santa Paws Drive for Shelter Animals

We have a cozy home with my mom and our dog, Velcro, but there are so many dogs and cats out there that dont have a home and will spend the holiday alone and in a shelter. But we can help them! Santa Paws has started collecting toys, food, gift, cleaning supplies, gift cards and money to donate to shelter across the country! Can you help?

We will be getting toys and gift cards for the animals at our local shelter. You can to..you can even set up a box at your work to collect lots of stuff for the shelter animals.

Here is the link to the Santa paws-it has all the info you need:

You will see the location of donation boxes all over the country. If you would like to start your own donation box you can contact the organizer at Justin@JustinRudd.com. You can also print out a flyer, start your own box and donate items to your local shelter. Here is the pdf file for your very own Santa Paws poster: http://www.hautedogs.org/santapawsposter8.5x11.pdf

Please help the shelter dogs and cats if you can!

Meow,

Kodak, 3 Perf, Blossom and Skye

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Monday, October 11, 2010

Lost Dog in San Clemente, California-please repost and Help if you can

APOLLO IS MISSING! PLEASE HELP US FIND HIM!
Apollo is a 2 year old Black Labrador Mix. He has a small patch of white on his chest and is around 55 lbs. He was wearing a black collar.
He was last seen on Saturday, Oct. 9th at approximately 2pm in the canyons around Talega Golf Course in San Clemente near La Plata and Hermosa. Apollo was recently rescued from the shelter where he was turned in by his owner.
He is up to date on shots. He is likely confused and scared out there on his own. We need your help! If you have seen or found Apollo, or are in the San Clemente area and are able to help us look for him, please contact us at 619-819-0234.


Labrador Rescuers

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

wordlesd wednesday...... Roar

Meow....

Skye

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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

HOT!

It's been HOT!!! Our house was HOT!! It was 109 F yesterday. We have one air conditioned room in our house- mom's bedroom! The cooler weather I on it's way!

Meow

Kodak

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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

tuesday zzzzz's

Purrssssssss........

Blossom

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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

tuesday toes, tummies....

Silly mom and her camera! She took this picture after we were all filling our tummies!

Were so sorry we haven't visited everyone's bloggie- our secy sucks! Something about a job... Whatever mom!

Our grandpa came to visit us on Saturday. He said Perfy was looking good! Mom was very happy to hear that! She thinks he might have filled out a bit! Yeah!

Meow

Kodak, 3 Perf, Blossom and Skye

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Saturday, September 11, 2010

9/11/2010

We will never forget.....and we will always remember our Mom's birthday! 9/11 is her day as well

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

my belated purrday

Mom has been so busy with "work" that she forgot to tell all my friends that it was my purrday in august! I am now 12 years old! Mom doesn't know my exact purrday since I'm a rescue- so she celebrates it during the month of august!!

I'm being a good boy- I take my green tea extract everyday and my pred every other day! I have mainly good days- I've had a few days when i've vomitted- mom has been very concerned but I have bounced back! The good thing- I love my food!!

Meow

3 Perf

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Sunday, August 22, 2010

sunday with mom!

We love Sundays. Well we like weekends because mom is at home with us! But Sundays she goes out running with that dog of ours and then she comes home and lounges! We love when mom lounges!

Meow....

Kodak, 3 Perf, Blossom and Skye

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Friday, August 13, 2010

Foto Friday

Up high again.....

Meow

Blossom

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Friday, August 6, 2010

Foto Friday

Meow

Blossom

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Monday, August 2, 2010

Monday Munchies

Perfy has eaten twice today!!! He ate his Organix this morning when mom got up and then had his chicken baby food when out pet sitter came by!!! Mom is happy!!

Meow

The others

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Sunday, August 1, 2010

not a good day yesterday

Perfy had a bad day yesterday! Didn't eat, slept and had 2 projectile vomit attacks. Mom was in tears. She was giving him water thru a syringe and she almost took him to the pet emergency- but around 9pm he "rallied".... He was walking around, he drank water and moved to "his sleeping spot" on moms bed and purred. Today he is acting a bit better. He got up and ate a little bit of food. He's now back on mom's bed. Mom is keeping both eyes on him! Paws crossed is was just a bad day!

Meows for my brudder Perfy

-kodak

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Saturday, July 31, 2010

Saturday Snoozzzzzzzzzzzze

I love my balcony! It's my favorite place to snoozzzzze!

Meow

Kodak 

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Friday, July 30, 2010

Foto Friday

Meow.....

Blossom

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Thursday, July 29, 2010

Saturday, July 17, 2010

AC!

Mom finally hooked up the portable air conditioner in her bedroom! Now we have a cool place to sleep! Even though the wood floors were ok- her bed with the AC blowing on us is much better! The girls haven't found it yet!

-kodak and 3 perf

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Friday, July 16, 2010

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Success of sorts

Mom wants to thank you all for your ideas! Perfy seems ok taking the Pred pill- but the problems have been with the green tea extract. Mom had originally bought the capsules- but Perfy wouldn't eat his food with it mixed in, which is why she bought the pills.

Yesterday, we got a treat..... TUNA! Mom doesn't really like giving us TUNA but she was at her wits end with stupid green tea extract pills! So she smashed up a pill and mixed it in with the tuna.

Now it wast a complete success- he definitely noticed something different with his TUNA. He first started licking the juice and not eating the meat. But then he started eating the TUNA that was laced with green tea extract! He was eating it!!!

Mom being silly wih her camera phone, was snapping pictures of Perfy eating! Moms are silly!!

She's going to see if he'll eat TUNA again today- shesais she's going to wait until he's super hungry!!

So that is the update as of now. Mom is still going to get a pill shooter- even though she's good at giving pills- she just doesn't want Perfy to go thru any unnecessary stress!!

Thanks for all the help!!

-Kodak, Blossom and Skye

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Monday, June 28, 2010

not getting any easier

**Perf's Mom here**

His pill taking and his reaction to his pills is getting worse! He's now starting to foam at the mouth after every pill and gags many times. I'm having to wrap him in a towel so that I don't get deep scratches or puncture wounds from him- he HATES it that much! And then he spends about an hour flicking his tail in anger!

I was hoping it wouldn't get like this! If only he tolerated pills! If only I could hide the green tea extract in his food- but he smells it! He would still have to take his steroid by pill but at least then it would only be one pill every other day.

He's losing fur on his neck from stress. And everytime I give him a pill he loses more fur.

It just doesn't seem fair to him! I'm telling him I'm trying to save his life- but he doesn't know why I'm doing this to him!

My poor Perfy! I'm sorry! I'm sorry I can't find a better way to make you feel better! I'm trying so hard and want to help you but I don't want to cause you anymore stress than you already have!

I'm sorry if you think I'm a bad Mom! I'm not! I would do anything for my furbabies!

I love you Perfy! I'll keep trying to different ways to give you your meds!

-Mom

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Thursday, June 24, 2010

How To Stop a Siamese from crying at 4:30am every morning!

How? Why?

Mom is a little exhausted! Skye, the newest addition and mom's first Siamese since she was 6 or 7 years old, cries every morning at 4:30am. It's like mom's alarm clock- except she will not get up that early! The rest of us know that when mom's alarm goes off that it's our time but Skye doesn't or hasn't figured that out! Mom will go grab her and snuggles with her in bed and she stops.. But she's wondering if any other Siamese owners have any ideas. Mom knows cats- she thinks she's hungry or she could have an upset tummy like Winton used to (he would get pepcid ac at night) but she's also wondering if it's a Siamese "thing"... Please help our mom!

-the quiet ones: Kodak, 3 Perf and Blossom

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Saturday, June 19, 2010

check

Meow.. Mom is a slacker with our blog! Kodak went to the vet this week to get his fructosamine level checked. It was "high normal" so he's still on 2 1/2 units of insulin twice a day. But mom is going to watch him- he's been thirsty lately but his numbers are ok.

Mom refilled Perf's prescriptionfor prednisolone. He's on one tablet every 24-48hrs. He's still taking his green tea extract- but he's gotten wise to it! He doesn't like gettig pills at all! If the pill doesn't go in the exact center of his throat he starts to drool and his gag reflex kicks in. Mom won't give up! He's still getting his ES-Clear once a day and food whenever he wants! Mom thinks he may have lost more weight- but she doesn't know for sure since she doesn't have a scale!

As for us, the girls, we rock and are racing all over the house while the boys sleep! We are young, we are strong, we are the girls!

-Blossom and Skye

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Friday, June 11, 2010

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

wordless wednesday

Kodak, 3 Perf, Blossom and Skye

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Thursday, May 27, 2010

an update of sorts

An update from Perf's mom:

Well, Perfy is not a big fan of his medicine! He's on his prednisolone one time a day as well as 50mg of green tea extract, which i found in tablet form! I have to break the pill into quarters because he foams at the mouth if the pill isn't put into his throat in the complete center. He's supposed to have fish oil as well everyday- but he refuses his food if I "hide" it in his smelly fish stinky goodness and gags if I give it to him thru a syringe. So we've put that on hold for now.

He has "tolerated" the ES-Clear once a day. He gets .5ml a day and could get more but he tries to claw his way from the dropper! Good thing I love my furbabies!

As you can see, he's not the best patient but I'll keep at it! He's eating more and he girls have stopped picking on him! So i think he's feeling better!

He still sleeps on the pillow next to mine on my bed. It's such a comfort to have him there!

Thank you so much fortour amazing words! He had a few bad days this week with horrible diahrea but now he seems to be better! Some days are good and some not so good. But as long as he's still my boy and still wants to eat I'll do all I can do for him!

Thank you!
Penny

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Sunday, May 16, 2010

a busy week....

Mom had to go out of town last week. Her mom was having surgery, so she left us in the very capable and loving hands of our petsitter!

Mom lined up all of Perf's "medication"... She decided against chemotherapy for Perfy- he would be miserable! He hates getting pills and going to the vet! Mom says "hates" is being nice- he becomes a demon cat at the vet!

But mom is giving him pills! He gets his prednisolone two times a day then he's getting green tea extract, salmon oil and an American Indian remedy called ES-Clear: it's made of Burdock, Sheep Sorrel, Slippery Elm and Chinese Rhubarb. Mom doesn't know if these will work but she's willing to try as long as Perf tolerates everything.

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Friday, May 7, 2010

Many thanks for the comments and support!





From Perf's Mom:

Thank you all!!! You comments have been overwhelming and I've read each one and each one has made me cry! Good tears because I'm realizing what a phenomenal community we are a somewhat silent member of, right now (all due to my job).

It's Friday around 9am and here is what I've decided so far:

I talked to my vet last night, after spending a day on the internet. I asked her exactly what would need to happen, from this point , if I wanted to go the Chemo route. She said Perf would need a biopsy of his intestines and lymph nodes and then he could see an oncologist since the Ultrasound is not a definitive diagnosis of Lymphoma. In my heart, I know it is. And I know my Perfy, he is not in the least bit cooperative, nice or docile at the vet. It stresses him out and he absolutley HATES going to the vet. After seeing the fur he lost and how stressed he was after the ultrasound, I dont want to subject him to surgery and then chemo at the vet, since it would entail going to the vet.

So I asked my vet about alternative medicines. She just recently got certified in acupuncture and Chinese herbs, so I felt I could start the conversation with her, since she is open to eastern medicine. I mentioned a botanical that I had found Neoplasene and she said she would do research (last night) a get back to me today.

I have gone ahead and put in an email to Dr Charles Loops who is an homeopathic vet based in NC who does telephone consultations and cancer treatments. I received the price for the initial consultation and will wait and see what my vet says today before I go ahead with the consultation with him.

He is still on prednisone and seems happy. He had a rough poop day yesterday!And today isn't starting off great-diarrhea! He sleeps my two older boys do sleep alot. He did play yesterday and ate ravenously so I am holding onto those positive signs!

I cant thank you all enough for your amazing support and for sharing your stories and your decisions with me! It helped so much hearing about each individual kitty-for they are all different!!!!

Thank you from the bottom of my heart!!!

Penny, mom to Kodak, 3 Perf, Blossom and Skye

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Not the best of news.....

From Perf's mom:

After much growling and hissing and very loud noises, Perfy had his ultrasound yesterday. But the news wasn't what I was hoping for. The ultrasound indicates he has GI Lymphoma. Now, this isn't a confirmed diagnosis. But all indications point to Lymphoma. I hate Cancer!

He was given a prescription of Prednisone yesterday, which he started last night. His bowel movements the past couple of days have been very loose-not all liquid, but a mixture of some form and liquid. He is still on his B12 injections, which I thought had been helping his poop. But maybe it was just me hoping it was IBD.

Where do we go from here???

Well, in order to even consider visiting an oncologist and starting chemo, he would have to have a confirmed diagnosis which would mean a biopsy of his lymph nodes and intestines or they could try to extract from the lymph nodes-but that might not work.

He is not good at the vet at all. Sometimes you have furbabies that dont make a sound and are as docile as ever when visiting the vet, Perfy isn't like that at all. He hisses and growls from the moment he goes in and has to be muzzled in order to do any tests. Is it fair to him to put him thru all the stress of surgery and then if they get a biospy without finding cancer riddling his body (this happened to the last cat that had lymphoma) and they wake him up-would he tolerate visiting the vet for chemo, and the chemo itself. None of these can be done at home, where he's a baby!

I called my vet today to ask all these questions and to also ask about any Chinese Herbal medicines that she thought we could try! I am all for Chinese Medicine. I also told her about a medicine that I had found in my all day search on the internet, Neoplasene. She's going to get back to me tomorrow.

To say I'm at a loss would be an understatement. I was in tears all last night and had a few glasses of wine. I knew that he would be the hard one if he needed any medical treatments. But now that the need is here, I want to do anything I can for him-but is it fair to put him thru such stressful events?

Right now I feel like the worlds worst cat mommy! I want him to live so much longer, but Lymphoma is horrible! Am I doing everything I can? Should I put him thru stressful events? I'm hoping I can try a Chinese medicine! That I can do at home and I would then feel like I'm not completely giving up!

I just had to write all this down...it helps clear my head.....

Thank you for listening.....

Penny, mom to Kodak, 3 Perf, Blossom and Skye

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

at the vet for my ultrasound...

Mom and I are sitting in the car. I have free roam if the car, the AC is on and mom brought my FAVORITE kittie treats, Temptations! She says we're here so that the travelling ultrasound lady vet can do an ultrasound of my tummy!

Mom and my vet thought it would be a good idea to stay in a place I know until they were ready for me! So we are sitting in my car! I know my car- has kitty toys, water and a soft place to sleep!

Hopefully the ultrasound lady will be here soon! I'm having the ultrasound because I'm still losing weight! My poop is better because of my B12 shots ( the vet stole my blood last week to check my cobalamine/folate levels and they didn't give my blood back!) now my vet wants to rule out something bad! So please cross your paws that the pictures of my insides are clean!!

Meow

Perf

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Monday, May 3, 2010

Manic Monday....

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all we hear is thud thud thud...no nails. This is the normal morning activity then they both take naps! Silly young girls!

-Kodak and 3 Perf ,the boys!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Nom Nom Nom Saturday

This is the first time we have all eaten together since Skye came into the house. We think she feels secure and at home!

Meow.....

Kodak, 3 Perf, Blossom and Skye

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Thursday, April 15, 2010

Kitty TV

The balcony door is our kitty tv! Lots of birds outside twittering and fluttering! And in the morning the sun warms our furs!!

Notice Kodak and Skye happily watching kitty tv!

Kodak, 3 Perf, Blossom and Skye

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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

wordless wednesday

Meow

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Sunday, April 11, 2010

we think she's here to stay


Yep that meezer girl is here to stay! Mom gave her a name and she has her own bed! Mom said somehong about what's the difference between having 3 cats and 4 so we think it's officially! She is now a family member! But she makes alot more noise than all of us combined! We think she's using that to get mom's attention!!

So welcome Skye to our family!! This is the first Siamese mom has had since she was about 6 years old!

We are now a 4 cat and one dog house! That will make road trips fun!

Meow...
-Kodak, 3 Perf, Blossom and Skye

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Monday, April 5, 2010

Hmmm who is this???



Hmmmm....there is a visitor in our midst! She was brought into our house last week after being at the vet for a few days getting bloods taken from her and tests taken. She is healthy, so mom is "fostering" her until she finds a good home for her. hmmmm we seem to think she might turn into a permanent resident.....she's 3 years old and a Siamese mix...Mom says she is more vocal than all of us combined!! And she's been given a name! Skye because of her blue eyes...hmmmm we dont know what to think about this!

Kodak, 3 Perf and Blossom

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Sunday Sunday....




It was warm today and Mom let Perfy and i out onto the balcony to sun ourselves! Blossom isn't allowed out on the balcony unless she has adult supervision! She tries to climb over the railing! Silly girl!

-Kodak

Saturday, March 6, 2010

saturday...








Meow.....mom has been working so much!! She slept really late this morning-but she did wake up at 7am to feed us, but then she went back to sleep. We'll cut her some slack since she didn't get home until 3am!

We have her all to ourselves this weekend!!!

We hope all our bloggie friends are having a nice weekend!!

Purrs

-Kodak, 3 Perf and Blossom