Friday, May 18, 2007

Patience, Thy Name Is Scarlett

Miss Scarlett patiently poses, waiting to see her girl, Nyssa.
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"Purring is an automatic safety valve device for dealing with happiness overflow." ~ Anonymous
Miss Scarlett purrs when you pet her, when you talk to her, even when you just look at her and she did this though she was slowly wasting away to nothing. At her lowest point, she weighed only 6.5 pounds when she had been as hefty as 16 pounds just three years ago. She looked like she had been starved for months but she ate, although not much and she drank a lot of water, and licked ice all the time. After several tests we learned that she had mild hyperthyroidism, but more importantly, that she had two huge bladder stones... each 1 cm.

After her surgery and a bit of recovery time she started in on her new diet to prevent those pesky calcium oxalate stones. She will eat the dry and the wet diet and eats everything you put in front of her. She no longer has to run to the cat box every five minutes, she can sit comfortably, her fir is shiny and sleek again and those ribs and hip bones are no longer visible when she walks. Scarlett has gained about 2 pounds since the surgery and is more content and quiet than she has been in years..... Now, she sits patiently waiting for her girl to come home from college.

Scarlett will visit the cats on board Friday's Ark at the Modulator and will play with those cats over at the Carnival of the Cats on Sunday. The carnival is hosted this week by The Cat Blogosphere. (end of post)

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