Chatty Cats: Happy, Hungry and More!

Happy Friday! I gave an update this week on social media on Harley’s health issues. You can read it below. He says thank you for all of the good thoughts, purrs, head bonks and kitty kisses that flooded in. He is loved and feels it!

Here’s what the cats were up to this week!

Happy Cat

Woodrow: Mama, I’m so happy it’s Friday!
Mama: Me too!
Woodrow: FriYAY!
Mama: Woohoo!

happy tabby cat

Lazy Cat

Sophie: Mama, what’s dat down there?
Mama: I don’t know. Why don’t you go investigate?
Sophie: I’m too comfy. Will you bring it to me?
Mama: How about if I pick you up, carry you to it, you can sniff it, maybe bat it around for a bit, then I’ll carry you back to the chair and you can take a nap.
Sophie: Sounds good.
Mama: I was kidding.
Sophie: No backsies, Mama! Let’s go! And be gentle when you pick me up. I just ate.
#curiousbutlazy #caturdaylazies

concerned white cat

Hungry Cat

Olive: Mama, will you open this for me?
Mama: Is your name Harley?
Olive: Um, yes?
Mama: Nice try, Olive.
Olive: The name’s Harley! Sheesh, get it right. And you call yourself my mama…

cute tortie cat wants food

Weird Cat

Woodrow: Mama, Tux is outside our fence. He’s eyein’ me!
Mama: I doubt Tux can see you all the way up here.
Woodrow: He’s got night vision goggles, Mama.
Mama: It’s not night yet.
Woodrow: Exactly.

tabby cat looking out window

For those who don’t know, Tux is the neighborhood kitty that is turning out to be Woodrow’s arch-nemesis. 🤷‍♀️

Party Cat

Mama: Looks like someone had a party in the bathroom last night.
Sophie: What do you mean?
Mama: Someone ransacked the Q-Tips.
Sophie: You keep saying someone as if you don’t know it was me.
Mama: You’re right, I know it was you.
Sophie: Then let’s not dance around this, Mama. How much do I owe you for the ones I used?
Mama: One dollar and 87 cents.
Sophie: Bring me my purse and I’ll see what I can spare. I have a big shopping trip planned this weekend, you know.

silly white cat

Sophie loves Q-Tips. So imagine her delight when she found a brand new open box in the bathroom…and then imagine my delight when I found them throughout the house.

Big Boy Cat (update on Harley)

Mama: How are you feeling, Harley-Bars?
Harley: I’m fine.
Mama: Okay, let me know if I can get you anything.
Harley: Don’t start hovering, Mama! I’m a big boy and I can take care of myself. Now, bring me my teddy bear and blankie and I’ll be all set.

handsome Siamese cat

As some may know, Harley had an unplanned vet visit at the end of September. We did a full senior exam and bloodwork. He came back having kidney disease (just entered stage 3). But he also came back with an incredibly high value on a heart stress test. They did a chest x-ray and didn’t see anything to indicate an immediate concern of heart failure. But until we knew what’s happening with his heart, we couldn’t come up with a treatment plan for the kidney disease. So, we scheduled an echocardiogram that took place this past Monday. The echo came back with fairly good news – the good news being that we can treat the kidney disease with fluids (we already changed his diet). But he does need another echo in 9-12 months, as we’re likely dealing with early hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.

As background, Harley joined our family as a foster cat nearly 2 years ago. We adopted him a couple months after that. He’s definitely over 10 years old, and the vet thinks he’s likely older than the rescue originally thought. He’s our oldest cat and we’ve never had to deal with kidney disease or giving fluids. But heading into his treatment and care, we wouldn’t change a thing. Harley is ours and he will be well taken care of! Please know that he’s acting his normal self and hasn’t missed a beat. Although, he does request that you send kitty kisses if you have them. (Sorry for the long post, but I know you all care about Harley and wanted to be updated!) ❤

Shadow Cat

That nose shadow!
#mysteriouscat #dexter

mysterious tabby cat and his shadow

Bonus Friday Photo (Office Cat)

During our vet visit with Harley on Monday for his echo, I snapped this shot of the office cat posing nicely with the staff pumpkins. The cat’s name is Ollie and he’s a sweetie. (We go to a cat-only vet, so Ollie doesn’t have to worry about woofies coming in.)

handsome tabby cat

Have a wonderful weekend!

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25 thoughts on “Chatty Cats: Happy, Hungry and More!

  1. Oh, my goodness! All the food just sitting there … right where Olive can see it … and she can’t have it! Olive, maybe if you ask Harley nicely, he’ll share his bounty with you.
    Sophie, that thing you see might be your purse! How are you ever going to find it if you don’t even try?

  2. I go to a cat only vet too. Easier on the cats although I had to go to a larger vet yesterday for an ultrasound for Mollie. I was impressed as the waiting room was large and partitioned so that where we sat, Mollie couldn’t see any dogs. She was stressed out enough. I enjoyed watching the parade of dogs go by. It seemed to be spaniel day except for one large one that I couldn’t identify.

  3. Oh I definitely send Harley some kitty kisses – he looks bright eyed and happy…..that’s the BEST gift we can give them EVER and add good vet care and hugs and life is just as good as it can be. Ollie looks like a very personable office “manager” in the vet’s office. Teddy and I send hugs to all.

    Love, Pam and Teddy

  4. Friyay is right! Happy weekend everyone! Purrs and prayers and POTP for Harley – you can beat this big kiddo! I’m glad I’m not the only Mom who has a q-tip lover and that nose photo is too sweet. I just love cat only vets, glad you all found one in your area.

  5. We are glad that we know more or less Harley’s problems and know he will be getting good care. We send purrs for his health! Otherwise everyone looks like they are enjoying themselves today which is good!

  6. We’re sorry to hear about Harley’s kidney disease but sort of glad that his heart issue isn’t too serious and you have a treatment plan in place. We’re sending him lots of purrs.

  7. Thanks for the update Harley. We’re sorry, but glad to hear that your kidney disease is treatable for now and you’re in good paws, and that’s right what you needed. Will send Healing Pawkisses your way sweet boy💗💗💗
    Thank you for the lovely conversations again, kitties, it’s Caturday, but we’re still smiling, Woodrow😸😸Pawkisses for a Happy Caturday to all of you🐾😽💞

  8. That is funny about the Q-tips. Maybe you can get her a box for Christmas :) I will be praying for Harley. We give Prancie fluids twice a day, we are lucky she is such a good patient. XO

  9. We have been looking for a cat only vet as Rumpy is so wound up when he visits and we think he would be better with those with more cat experience.
    We send purrs, prayers and kitty kisses to Harley. We had we are now on our second kitty with kidney disease and both put up such a fuss with the fluids we decided that it was a quality of life issue. Mr Buttons was very advanced but we loved him till the end. Buddy Budd is our elder and will be 20 this Jan. He may be older but being a big old blue he keeps on ticking. We have him on kidney diet and he was diagnosed in December. Of course the past 4 Decembers he has given us a health scare but we think it is Buddy keeping us on our toes

  10. Dads Angel kitty Pee LOVED QTip. He would tell her “Tip” and she would run around in circles till she got one. She would lick the cotton off and leave the discarded husk for Dad to clean up

  11. Aww, those are all great. You guys always make us smile!

    Thank you for updating us about Harley. We are purring and praying for him, and for you!

  12. wavez two ewe all tho we gotta step ta harley’s side thiz week N say dood, de manee blessingz oh st francis two ewe; now & in de few chure. boomer had de kid knee issuez N lived many a day N nite N week N month N yeerz

    pleez ta tell mom ta chex out this website; Tanya’s been round sinz R catster dayz N her website bee filled with
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  13. we is tryin ta say; harley, de manee blessings oh st francis two ewe dood…all wayz…N pleez ta tell mom ta chex out this web site; tanya’s been round sinz R catster dayz N her website iz filled with lotz oh grate info…..trooth ♥♥♥♥

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  14. Harley is so sweet, look at that face! Wishing the big boy all the best and sending tons of kitty kisses for him. He’s chosen the best house there can be! We hate kidney disease and wish there’s a cure someday, but as you know it’s well managed and giving fluids makes a huge difference!
    I think Dexter’s little “turret” shadow is hilarious MOL

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