Sunday, November 1, 2009

Holly's Doing Great So Far, and Poonie's An A-hole

I think our small but mighty band of "fans" are aware of this, but so far Holly is doing well with the heartworm medication--the vet said the meds are in the process of killing the little buggers, then they start floating around her bloodstream and eventually get excreted or something (eww).  Since they're in the bloodstream, that's why the animal shouldn't get excited--their heart starts pumping faster and the heartworm corpses could bunch up and cause a clot.

So of course it's pointless to say to her, "Holly, mellow out RIGHT NOW or you're going to die!"

That obviously translates to "OK, Holly, show me how fast you can twirl!"  So she starts twirling and I'm yelling at her to stop and Boogie thinks SHE'S being yelled at so she pees all over the kitchen floor, Poonie decides it's time to throw up, and Boo just looks at everyone and thinks, "What a bunch of morons.  I need a snack.  Mom, get me a snack."

Poonie's fur is getting so matted since he's decided in his old age that he doesn't need to groom himself any longer, going for the "let it be" look as it were.  Today I decided that I'd try to brush him.  WHAT A JOKE!  Thank god no one was filming me--I'm crouched down and scuttling through the house behind the damn cat who refused to let me touch him with the brush and occasionally turns around, hisses, growls and takes a swipe at the brush.  I think that's pretty funny since he has no claws, right up until he takes a bite out of my hand.  Claws, no.  Teeth, ohhhhh yeah.

Well, he's in for it.  Next week I'm going to throw a towel over him, grab his dirty hide and throw him in a cat carrier.  Then I'm going to dump him off at the vet and let THEM deal with him.

He will undoubtedly be traumatized for the rest of his life.  Eh.


  1. Two bits of advice...
    1. Invest in Bounty papertowels for the various leakage problems.
    2. Wait til Poonie has dreadlocks, then have him shaved. He'll be too embarrassed to fight with a brush or bite the hand that feeds him!

    If Holly didn't die laughing at the site of you chasing Poonie around the house, she will be fine.

  2. Eeek -- when it rains, it pours, eh?!?! It's situations like these where I wonder what in the world I could have done to communicate with the furry critters! Even with the best intentions.... AH, well! ;)

    Rowdy and Teddy, however, being the good little businesspets they are, have suggested a few items from ShurePets that may help with some of the aforementioned "fun times." (They suggest going to or to for more deTAILS.)
    * Paramount Tangle & Mat Control (product #115): it "cuts brushing time in half" (of course, Rowdy is not sure how that translates for cats... it may be something like "cutes brushing time to 3 1/2 weeks or less")
    * Absorb 'N Dry Pet Sponge (#784): it "soaks up spills and accidents like magic" (So far, we've just used it on water bowl spills... but it can be used quite effectively for "other things")
    * Indoor/outdoor signs; Teddy thinks the following fun signs may work well:
    - "Pets welcome, children must be kept on a leash." (767b)
    - "The cat hair is free." (#767c)
    - "Warning: this home has MPS. Multiple Pet Syndrome. There is no cure." (767d)
    - "This home operates solely for the comfort and convenience of the cat." (767h)