Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Award! And update on Squishy

First our new award! We have been awarded the 2009 Cool Cat Site of the Day award from Pet Supplies Place! Thank you!

NOTE: We do not know how legitimate the above site is, because it looks like they just opened shop, have no products on their site, and don't even have their website properly set up yet. We personally would not order anything from their site until they have more up and tell about themselves (like maybe put an address, phone number, and have products in stock). But it's cool they found our blog and liked it enough to try to promote their new site with this award. :)

Ok, now for the news around here!

Squishy writes:

I'm still locked in the bathroom and still squishing. Foster Daddy went and got some special food for me and other stuff from the doctor, then Foster Mommy came in and gave me another pill. I take my medicine just like I've seen "Uncle" Skylar do! I don't even complain, just let her pop it right in. Then she opened a packet of very yummy-smelling stuff and let me sniff it. I immediately wanted in the packet and tried to bite the top of it! She said it was called FortiFlora, and it's a probiotic to help my intestines deal with things better. I get a packet of this a day until I have solid poops again. She poured the powder on my food, and I chowed down, not even stopping to rush the door when she left the room! I love the FortiFlora!

The result of the fecal test came back negative, but Foster Mommy saw a tapeworm segment on me and the doctor says that's probably what caused this in the first place. So that's why I got the pill. Now it's just getting my system back to normal again, so the FortiFlora plus a bland diet should do the trick in a few days. We all certainly hope so!

Foster Daddy's worried that my time in confinement might psychologically scar me because I scream now whenever I hear voices, wanting out or wanting them to come in to give me attention. Foster Mommy thinks I'll probably be ok, but is worried too. The only other option besides confinement in the bathroom (where I can't see or hear the other cats) is to put me in a medium-sized plastic carrier (dog crate), but then I would have to be bathed two or three times a day at least because I wouldn't have room to rest except where I squish. So Foster Mommy thinks the bathroom is better than that. Foster Daddy wishes they had an area where I could have the room I need but be able to see the others so I wouldn't feel so lonely.

They come in during the day and night and clean my butt, clean the floor where I've squished, and pet me, but I still call for them and everyone. My mama cat came in today and inspected every inch of my new living quarters while Foster Mommy was cleaning it. I think she approved, because she used my litter box and licked me, let me nurse for a few minutes, then told Foster Mommy she wanted back out again. When I cry, she doesn't come running to the door to see what's going on, but she gets to check on me once a day. Foster Mommy and Foster Daddy both make sure that my room gets cleaned so that there's only a few spots before it's clean again.

I can't wait until this is all over and I'm back with the rest of the household! I also have to wait until I'm better before I can be put up for adoption again. :P


Kaz's Cats said...

Concats on your award! Squishy, we're glad that you're getting medicine to help you, and that you're so well looked after by Foster Mommy and Daddy. Sending purrs to help you heal and to comfort you when you feel alone,


Gypsy & Tasha

Kitty McCormack said...

Mummy said that we got the same award today but she won't put it up because she thought the site smelt fishy... I couldn't smell it at all? Hmmm... Well I'm glad that you're on the mend now Squishy! :) I'll pop back in tomorrow, Xanthe xxx

Gemini and Ichiro said...

It also appears that they have sent this to many of us yesterday--they could have waited and given it to one a day! :) We wonder if they just want the links?

Unknown said...

Sweetie, maybe if your momma cooked just a tiny bit of rice in chicken broth it might help to make some good poops. We are purr-ayin' for you to be betters FAST!

The Island Cats said...

Oh you poor thing! We hope you are all better real soon!

Sweet Purrfections said...

Concats on your award! I got it last night, too and also went to the website and was concerned when there were no cat items listed. However, it's an award and we all deserve awards.

I hope Squishy is better soon!

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

We got the award too, but when mum went to the site and saw there was nothing there, she took it off our sidebar again 'just in case'.
We hope you are soon all better Squishy.