Friday, August 31, 2007
Thursday, August 30, 2007
Two trips to the v-e-t in three days!
I have been made to go to the v-e-t twice in the last three days!
I still haven't fully recovered from my ordeal. I'm heaps and heaps better, but I'm not 100% yet.
I was back at the v-e-t on Tuesday so he could do more 'spections of me. He did a bit of a 'spection, and told Jasmine he'd have to sedate me to do a proper 'spection of my bits. I didn't know what 'sedation' was, but I was pretty sure I didn't want no 'sedation'.
Then last night when I went to my food bowl for a midnight snack, my food bowl had disappeared! I asked Jasmine if she'd seen it, and she said that the v-e-t said I wasn't allowed to have any food after midnight (Why?! I'm not a Mogwai!).
I survived the night without a midnight snack, and I was really looking forward to breakfast the next day. I usually don't need to remind Jasmine about breakfast, she just gives it me, but this morning she didn't. I politely reminded her that I'm a growing kitty and I need my breakfast. She looked a bit sad and said "I'm sorry sweetie, but the vet said no food this morning." What! No midnight snack and no breakfast!
Then at lunchtime, she put me back in the PTU and we were off to the v-e-t again. When we got there, I heard her say something to the front desk about 'examination under sedation'. Then... then... she gave me to the vet people ... and... she left! She left me there all afternoon and didn't come back till the evening.
When Jasmine came to pick me up, the vet people gave her more antibiotics. I thought I'd finished with those things. :(
On the plus side, I'm not feeling too bad at the moment. I'm still eating and playing regularly, which the v-e-t said were really good signs.
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Monday, August 27, 2007
Happy Purrthday Jasmine!
Sunday, August 26, 2007
As you can see below, and as you will have seen in several other posts (these cat beds are comfy, ritual with the kitty bed, snoozy saturday), I really liked my kitty bed. I felt furry comfortable and relaxed in it.
Peter thought he was being a good bean yesterday when he offered to wash my kitty bed for me (the label said it was machine washable). So he washed it, then put it in the sun to dry. When it was dried he put it back on the bed and brought me over to see it.
My reaction was not what he expected. I totally freaked out! I jumped out as fast as I could and refused to go near it!
Jasmine wondered if maybe I was freaked out because my kitty bed used to have my scent, but now it doesn't? She suggested I just put my stinky rub on it to make it better, but now I'm too scared to touch it!
Has this ever happened to other poodins? Do you have any advice?
Saturday, August 25, 2007
During my first week here, my favourite place to nap during the day was on the cardboard boxes underneath Jasmine and Peter's bed. There are so many boxes under there that only someone furry small (like me!) can fit, so it's kinda like my special hidey spot/club house. After a nap under there, I like to exercise my claws on the cardboard boxes.
At night I like to snooze next to Jasmine on the bed. I had exclusive use of Peter's side of the bed my first week here. The first two nights Peter accidentally fell asleep in front of the television, and then the next few nights he was away at a conference!
Thursday, August 23, 2007
Jasmine's hand is a catnip mousie
I've made up a new game. It's called let's-pretend-Jasmine's-hand-is-a-catnip-mousie.
Jasmine gave me a catnip mousie, but I wasn't furry interested in it. I think Jasmine was a little disappointed because she always smiles a very big smile whenever I tell her I like the toys she bought. I told her the catnip mousie was okay, but I really prefer mousies with fev-ver butts.
Anyway, I discovered that I find her hand furry, furry interesting and tantalising when she's just washed it and it smells like soap. I like to grab her hand with both paws and hold on furry tight and run my face against it and give it some gentle chomps and bunny kicks. I think Jasmine finds this furry funny because she always laughs at me when I do this. She said I look like other poodins do when they are having special time with their catnip mousies.
I am a good girl, so I don't chomp too hard. I don't break the skin or draw blood, I just hold on furry tight. Jasmine said that sometimes it even tickles.
Do any other poodins do this?
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Ritual with the kitty bed
I have a ritual when getting into my kitty bed. I can't just climb in and go to snooze. It's a multi-step process.
First I have to put only my front paws in, and make some biscuits.
Then I put in one of my back paws, and make some more biscuits.
Then I put my other back paw in, and make some more biscuits.
Then I lie down, and make some more biscuits.
Then after many many biscuits have been made, I curl up and have a snooze.
Do other poodins have a ritual like this?
Saturday, August 18, 2007
Fev-ver butt mousie
Hi Poodins. I'd like to introduce you to one of my favourite toys. His name is Mr Fevver-Butt Mousie. I like him furry much. He is furry nice to me. I chase him and bite him and smack him and kick him and carry him around the house in my mouth, and he still wants to hang out with me! He is a furry good friend.
Friday, August 17, 2007
Jasmine read on kitty blogs that many kitties like kitty grass, so she got some for me.
When it was all grown, she showed it to me. I wasn't sure what it was, so I had to have a good sniff.
I sniffed and sniffed and decided it was okay, so I had a little chomp.
I had a few little chomps over a few days, but then I decided it was boring and I wasn't interested anymore.
Thursday, August 16, 2007
Hey there! You with the camera, why do you keep pointing that thing at me? And why did you get so close this time!
Oh, what's that? Because you think I'm an adorable sweetie? Well, okay then, if you must. You did give me some treats before, so I guess I'll let you do this.
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
When I first got here, I went to exercise my claws on the bed post. Jasmine quickly say 'no, no...' and pointed to this...
I didn't know what this was, so I just ignored her. Well, I didn't totally ignore her. I stopped scratching the bedpost because I'm a good girl and she seemed quite insistent that I not scratch the bed post. However, I still ignored this thing she kept pointing at.
For the next few days, whenever I walked past this thing, Jasmine would say "hey, Ashley, look at this!" and then proceed to run her fingernails over it. I still ignored it, I just thought she was being strange.
Then Jasmine had an idea. She got my favourite fev-ver-butt mousie and stuck it on top of the thing. I love my fev-ver-butt mousie, so I reached up to grab him. When I did, my claws scratched the post, and it felt good! And this time Jasmine didn't say "no, no, Ashley", she smiled and said "good girl, Ashley!"
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
Looking for my furrever home
Now that my stitches are out and my incision is healing, the nice SPCA people have put me on their adoption page. You can see the screenshot and description below.
I'm Jasmine and Peter's first foster poodin, so they haven't yet had to deal with giving up a foster. I don't think they are going to handle it too well. We got on furry well from the very first night (which was only a week and a half ago) and have had fun every day since. I think they are going to miss me furry much. I will miss them too. I hope my furrever beans are as nice as Jasmine and Peter!
Name: AshleyI am being adopted through the SPCA of Northern Virginia. So if you live in northern Virginia, Washington DC or suburban Maryland, and want to adopt me, just visit the website and click on the Cats for Adoption link for the information.
Description: Brown tabby
Born: August 2006
Description: Ashley is a very sweet and good-natured kitty. She is quite small, loves to play and has a kitten-like attitude. She loves playing with her feather-tailed mousie and pouncing on a ribbon wand. When Ashley is not playing, she likes to nap peacefully near her foster parents when they are at the computer or watching TV. Ashley is very affectionate and purrs when you pet her. She's also quite easy-going and trusting, and settled in very easily with her foster parents. Even on her first night with them, Ashley purred and gave them a kitty nose kiss. She had a very rough beginning when first rescued by SPCA needing emergency surgery to remove stillborn kittens. Ashley seems to have completely forgotten about her ordeal and is an absolutely delightful kitty!
I've still got more pictures to show you and stories to tell you, so I hope I'm around here for at least a little bit longer!
Monday, August 13, 2007
At the window
I read that other kitties like to watch the cat TV. I do too, so I make sure that Jasmine leaves all the blinds raised at least kittyheight at all times. Jasmine is good about remembering this, but Peter is not so good. Sometimes when he's mostly closed it, he finds me squishing myself flat on the window sill so that I can see out the slit at the bottom.
Dearie me. You can still see my shaved tummy and stitches here (this photo is from a few days ago before my stitches came out). I'm not really too bothered though. I'm a sufficiently well-adjusted kitty that I'm okay with showing you my bare tummy. It's actually kinda cooling having a shaved tummy in the hot weather. I do hope my furs grow back eventually though!
Sunday, August 12, 2007
Got my stitches out
I had to go back to the vet yesterday to get my stitches out. I was not furry happy about this. Well, I was happy to get my stitches out, but I was not furry happy about being in the kitty cage.
I cried a lot on the way there to make Jasmine feel guilty. It worked because she promised to give me treats when we got home. Then I cried on the way home, so she went to PetCo and bought me new toys! Tehehe!
Friday, August 10, 2007
Jasmine and Peter's friend came over tonight. He has been making jokes about not liking kitties, but actually he does like kitties (obviously!)
He gave me a welcome present last week (a tube of Whisker Lickins!) when I first came to stay with Jasmine and Peter. And tonight he played the wand game with me for ages, until I was too tired to play anymore. I like this bean!
Thursday, August 09, 2007
These cat beds are comfy
Tuesday, August 07, 2007
I've got my own headshot!
Hi Poodins. Ashley here again. I'm going to be posting quite a bit on this blog while I'm here, so Jasmine made me a little headshot to go with my posts so you know it's me!
I'm not sure how long it will be until I find my furrever home, so I figured I better take advantage of Jasmine's laptop and digital camera while I can. I don't know if my furrever home will be as interested in blogging, and I don't know if they'll let me use their computers.
Monday, August 06, 2007
Introducing Ashley, Part II
Ashley here again...
So the nice vets fixed me up and now my tummy is small again. What's not small, though, is the shaved patch on my tummy and enormous incision I have! I have lots of stitches too. Would you like to see my stitches? Here they are...
Would you like a better view? Here you go.
Jasmine and the nice SPCA lady say I have been furry brave. And they are amazed how relaxed and friendly I've been since my surgery, especially considering how sick I was. The vet thought I might run off to the Rainbow Bridge, but I didn't want to do that. I'm only young and I know there are many fun and exciting adventures I need to have first!
Sunday, August 05, 2007
Introducing Ashley, Part I
Hi Poodins. We are all furry sad about Tiggy going off to the Rainbow Bridge, but we also have some happy news to report (although it has a sad beginning). Over to you, Ashley...
Hi Poodins. I'm Ashley. I'm going to be living with Jasmine for a little while.
I heard Jasmine say something about 'fostering'. I'm not sure what this is, but Jasmine explained to me that it means that she's going to look after me for a while and help me find my furrever home.
Jasmine also told me about the cat blogsosphere and it definitely sounded like something I'd like to try, so here I am!
I've been having a really tough time recently, but thanks to the SPCA, some nice vet people, and Jasmine, things are looking much better for me now.
I'm about one year old and I'd been living with some beans who were not the most responsible beans. Firstly, they didn't give me a ladiegardenectomy. I'm not even sure what that is, but Jasmine tells me it's furry important and that all young kitty ladies should have one. My former beans also let me roam outside by myself, which apparently is especially bad if you haven't had your ladiegardenectomy.
One day my tummy started to grow and grow, and I could feel wiggly things inside me. Then one day the wiggling stopped, but my tummy was still furry big, and I wasn't feeling too good.
(Note from Jasmine: The kittens had died inside her and she wasn't able to birth the stillborn kittens. She was in labor for days before she was taken to a vet, by which point she was semi-comatose and her uterus had become infected as well. The vet did not expect her to survive.)...
I am furry new at this blogging thing, and I think I need a nap already. I will tell you more about me in the next post!
Friday, August 03, 2007
Furry sad news
There's a lovely senior catizen called Tiggy who's appeared on this blog a few times. We are furry sad to report that she went to the Rainbow Bridge. She was furry, furry senior (over 20 years old) and had gotten furry frail, so she decided that it was time.
Tiggy had a furry long, happy and healthy life with lots of cuddles, food, nice places to nap and beans who told her everyday how lovely she was.
Tiggy was still in good spirits even only a couple of weeks before she went to the Bridge. The last time Jasmine saw Tiggy, Tiggy was asking Jasmine if she would share the ham off her pizza! :)
We are all furry sad, but Jasmine's mum is especially sad. Jasmine's mum is the bean who looked after Tiggy in her senior years, and who was cuddling Tiggy when it was finally time to go to the Bridge.
We love you Tiggy and we miss you.