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Fat Cat goes to Vet!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014


I am ecstatic!!!-Yesterday I took Fat Cat, who is now thin, to the vet---
His appointment was Wednesday----
I took him yesterday--Monday--WRONG DAY!
But-(the big "BUTT")--they took me anyway---Whew!!!
I really thought they would euthanize him--that he was beyond help--
They weighed him--He has lost 7 lbs----(a lot!)---
I was crying----
-At home, "himself" had told me to not spend any more $$$$$ on him---(like--how can you go to a vet, and not spend a zillion dollars?)
They x-rayed him---could not see any abnormality-did blood work----
AND---THERE IT WAS!--His T4 was way--like ""Way"" out of whack--elevated ----
And so--he is home again--*($517.00 later)----He takes a half a pill morning and night---and returns to the vet in a month-
Already I see a difference in his behaviour--He is not chewing his fur as much--seems more with it--
And Himself here accepted it all pretty well--is happy that his condition is treatable!
My lesson?------When ""you"" feel you must do something, when everyone around you tells you different, ""Do It""-
I shoulda done it months ago----

  
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EDWARDS1411 9/16/2014 9:20PM

    WTG Fat Cat!!!

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DALID414 9/16/2014 8:39PM

    Yay for your furbaby!

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WATERMELLEN 9/16/2014 8:37PM

    Good for you and good for that cat: so glad his situation is treatable, and I'm betting your DH is too!

We're so used to not paying for people medical care that the vet costs are pretty much of a shock aren't they? But: so worth it, we love our animals!!

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UPPITYANN 9/16/2014 7:49PM

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ster has an older cat who has been losing weight since January. She's had every test in the book. There are too many problems to name.

I'm afraid that kitty is not long for this world...so sad! She's very precious to us both.

The only ray of light is knowing that when our kitty passes that (when the time is right) there is another lonely, little stray who needs a "forever home" with a human and we hope we will be able to take that new young kitty into our hearts too.

Blessings on you and Fat Cat. Treasure the moments!

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NELLIEH1 9/16/2014 3:56PM

    such a good outcome for you all. Hope Fat Cat continues to improve... emoticon emoticon

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GABY1948 9/16/2014 3:50PM

    God Bless your heart Lynda! That is GREAT. Your heart of GOLD/PLATINUM literally saved his LIFE and thanks be to Son #2 that was on your side!

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1CRAZYDOG 9/16/2014 3:13PM

    OMG! I am so glad to hear there is something treatable! Yeah for Fat Cat!!! HUGS

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MSLZZY 9/16/2014 9:57AM

    Glad you got to the bottom of the issue. I just had the vet fix Kasey yesterday and get current with this shots. He was so happy to be home. My vet bill was definitely smaller than yours.

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SOOOOOOOO glad that you found out what is wrong with Fat Cat. Thyroid can do that. And you are so right!! How can you not spend $$$ ? They are our babies!!! See mommies always just know when something is wrong. Good thing you followed your instincts!!! You sound so relieved and happy that the vet found the problem and that it is treatable. FAT CAT RULES!!!!!! AND SO DOES HIS MOMMY!!!!

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PYNETREE 9/16/2014 7:49AM

    Hope this clears up Fat Cat's problem.
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You are right... "How can you not spend $$$"?!?



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ONEKIDSMOM 9/16/2014 7:45AM

    Great lesson! So Fat Cat has a thyroid issue? Welcome to the world of kitty nurses... Prisoner was looking so much himself this morning that I forgot momentarily that he was a patient, and opened the sliding glass door to the deck. Out he stepped... fortunately he didn't go far or dash off, so I was able to step out, scoop him up and bring him back inside.

He still has a few doses of his meds yet to go... before I let him outside for real.

Spark a great today, and hug your Fat/Thin Cat! emoticon

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GLORYB2014 9/16/2014 7:43AM

    Way to go! I'm happy for all 3 of you!
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CEILIE2 9/16/2014 7:41AM

    emoticon hugs for you and Fat Cat!!!

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GAILANN48 9/16/2014 7:40AM

    Great lesson, no? Can you teach me???? :) Seriously, I'm glad Fat Cat is getting what he needs - kudos to you, Lynda!

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RDEE22 9/16/2014 7:35AM

    Hugs to Fat Cat. You must follow your instincts! emoticon

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Motivation!

Monday, September 15, 2014


Get out there and MOVE!---Lord Love A Duck!-----It will keep you from "seizing up"!
And WE CAN eat healthy----
WE WILL drink water-----cold fresh water!
And we shall get our exercise in to-day----
It's all about being motivated!

  
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DALID414 9/15/2014 10:13PM

    This heat wave has me craving cold refreshing salads! (Shhh, I don't even like lettuce!)

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1CRAZYDOG 9/15/2014 12:39PM

    Well said. Together we can do ANYTHING!

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    that's the biggy, for sure... emoticon emoticon emoticon

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GABY1948 9/15/2014 8:31AM

    That's RIGHT...we are NOT perfect! But emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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    Let's do this!! emoticon emoticon

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EVIE4NOW 9/15/2014 8:15AM

  Thanks for the reminder, not perfection, just better then yesterday.

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SPINNINGJW 9/15/2014 7:34AM

    Motivation has been elusive for me recently. Thanks for the encouragement and support!

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Justa wee thought on Sunday!

Sunday, September 14, 2014


It is true-----It might be Sunday----a day of rest--but also a day to plan the meals----to get more fruits in the meals----veggies-----and to keep the ol' body moving---
A wee walk outside refreshes the mind----

Last night, on the way home from town, (still daylight) we passed an enormous Moose, standing right on the edge of the highway----very dark brown, with a huge set of antlers-I pulled over, and he trotted into the marsh---It's the first moose I've spotted all summer----
Last weekend, right in town, was a young bear sitting on the road----
The Wildlife seem to be loading up on food!

But-tis Sunday----time to get this body moving---

  
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MSLZZY 9/14/2014 11:10PM

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GABY1948 9/14/2014 5:23PM

    Oh I would have LOVED to see that moose! You are so blessed to have such wildlife around you!

You are right this is a new week! And a new chance to get to ONEderland! And you WILL DO IT I know.... emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ONEKIDSMOM 9/14/2014 4:50PM

    "The Wildlife seem to be loading up on food! "

Sometimes I think I'm wildlife, because this time of year, I want to do that, too. emoticon

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DEBRITA01 9/14/2014 1:39PM

    Woot! Woot! Yes, it is a new day (and a new week) and gotta take advantage of all the opportunities ahead. Have a good one, Lynda! emoticon

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IOEINC 9/14/2014 11:42AM

    My himself would be very jealous that you saw that moose. When we were in Quebec years ago when the kids were younger and we vacationed there, that is all he wanted to see. And sadly never got to see one with antlers. We took him to Park Omega, a preserve that you can drive through about an hour outside of Montreal and the first animal we saw was a moose but not with antlers. We stopped to watch the moose and he came over and put his head through the car window, looking for food. Apparently which we did not know at the time was that you could stop at the lodge and buy carrots and seed for the animals. So after we went around the park and finally found the lodge and bought a ton of carrots, we went back through the park again so the kids and my himself could feed the animals. The things we do for our himselves and kids!! After all my himself is just one big kid even at his age!!!!

Then we stopped for dinner in a quaint little town where no one spoke English. Luckily oldest daughter is fluent in French after spending a semester in Paris for her study abroad program but even she had a bit of trouble with the local dialect. It was a fun trip. Vacations are always fun with my whacky family!! One funny part of the trip was when we went onto an island while in Quebec and my son saw a place that you could pay to fish so of course we had to stop there since my son just loves to fish. He was about 11 at that time. while my himself and son were fishing, my daughters and I went down the road to an antique store to look around. When we came back my himself and the owner of the fishing spot were in a heated debate (the owner did not speak English and my himself despite his French sounding last name does not speak one word of French) . He was trying to tell the owner that they did not want the fish they caught and the owner was thinking he was not paying for the time. My oldest daughter cleared that up. Lots of funny stories from that trip!!!

I have seen enough bears thank you!! They come around our cabin upstate looking for food which is another reason I don't go up there anymore. Bears and rattlesnakes. No thanks!! My son is up there this weekend to drain the pipes for winter and he took the mastiff with him. I find that I am missing the big doggie, even his loud snoring, drooling and smelly farts. emoticon Charming doggie isn't he?

Have a lovely Sunday!! Keep Sparking!!!!

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EDWARDS1411 9/14/2014 11:38AM

    Happy Sunday!!

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GAILANN48 9/14/2014 9:41AM

    Yes, taking each day as it comes, doing what needs to be done. Love your "wee thoughts," Friend. :) Hope your day is beautiful!

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GLORYB2014 9/14/2014 9:23AM

    I live in southern Ontario and I don't get to see those gorgeous animals emoticon

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JAROL7 9/14/2014 8:48AM

    I love Sunday ... including worshiping with my friends.

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1CRAZYDOG 9/14/2014 8:47AM

    Wow, glad your encounter was in daylight! We see lots of deer, wild turkey/pheasants here. No bear, though, at least not yet!

HUGS and enjoy yer Sunday!

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DALID414 9/14/2014 8:37AM

    Fun day Sunday!

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I'm going to the Hokey Pokey place!

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Well, it's Saturday--raining----much cooler----I feel ""Fall" is in the air!
We have even had our new furnace on once in awhile in the early morning.
Youza!---It means a new season is beginning----
I am STILL not at ONEDERLAND-----4 pounds away----
So, what on earth am I going to do about it?

Serious business now---
Water------Move more-----count calories----eat healthy foods-----don't buy the bad stuff----remember that we don't need so much meat-----and be kind to people in my life and remember to listen to them----(We have 2 ears and only 1 mouth)----
When I'm hungry, remember green pepper , broccoli---
Lord Love A Duck----AND GET OFF THAT HOPE DIET!(where you eat everything and hope for the best)-
I'm going to---The Hokey Pokey Place!

  
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GLORYB2014 9/14/2014 9:32AM

    I LOVE this!
I'm going to the Hokey Pokey place too!
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DEBRITA01 9/13/2014 1:05PM

    emoticon Fall is almost here. Thursday felt like summer and today is definitely fall weather. Don't get discouraged...you'll be in One-derland soon. Keep Sparking, drinking that water, and incorporating all those other healthy habits. If you do your part, the rest will happen, right? emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 9/13/2014 10:09AM

    It's definitely Fall here, too. But that's all right with me!

You'll get to ONE-derland. You're on the train. You can do it! HUGS

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ALICIA363 9/13/2014 9:04AM

    I'm going there, too!
Have a Sparktacular Day!

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WATERMELLEN 9/13/2014 9:04AM

    Love that "two ears one mouth" thing . . . and can only imagine the weight struggles I'd have if the ratio were reversed!!!!

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DALID414 9/13/2014 8:43AM

    See ya there!

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GABY1948 9/13/2014 8:41AM

    ONEderland is right around the corner! Isn't this cold the PITS????? I am SICK of it already!

Have a great and active weekend....ONEderland depends on it!

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ONEKIDSMOM 9/13/2014 8:26AM

    While you are remembering the peppers, remember the warm filling nature of Brussels sprouts and broccoli! Hot soup.

And no, the furnace is not working... but I have the Fall check up scheduled for Monday and am wondering if I can survive on residual heat for those two days. It's under 40F outside, 64F inside, with the thermostat set to 69F. Sigh. But I can oven roast things to bring the indoor temp up... I can do laundry, letting the dryer add to the ambient heat... and there are always blankets to pile on. The hot water heater is working just fine!



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EDWARDS1411 9/13/2014 8:22AM

    Happy Saturday!!!
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IOEINC 9/13/2014 8:22AM

    Onederland is coming, count on it!!! It is fall here too but supposed to rain all day. We are having an alone weekend. Son and his girlfriend went upstate to the cabin this weekend, younger daughter is staying in New Jersey and older daughter is staying home. The only emoticon note is that son took his mastiff with him upstate and I miss my puppy already and so do the other doggies. Can't be the 3 Amigos with only two. They will be back late tomorrow night!!

Oopps almost forgot. It was 4 Ss, not 3, you forgot to count Saturday. Definitely an S there!! emoticon

Love SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSaturday to you!! Lots of Ss in that one!!!

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EVIE4NOW 9/13/2014 8:14AM

  Love this blog, Jean. Thank you.

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Lotza stuff to worry about-and now this?

Friday, September 12, 2014


He's back---
Son#2 the Air Canada Pilot called this morning to tell me there will be a solar storm.
He said that this could disrupt communications---Yikes!
This son is in charge "of the sky"----keeps me posted as to all stuff happening above my head!---LOL---
This is a picture he had taken awhile ago---
So--I looked up this "Solar Storm"----
Should I be worried ??? (--like--as if I don't have enough to worry about----)
I found out---it will not hit us!--Good thing eh?----(all this Sparking and then ""Bam"----and I might be gone!----Is that fair?)-
I found also, this solar storm is caused by a giant magnetic explosion on the sun---
And so, knowing that all that flying stuff is not coming down onto my world, ---I shall be Sparking ----and hopefully all will go well-----
Himself is home, so I must be vigilant for "stuff" he gets into----block it at the pass, so to speak---Jamaicans do get themselves into chaos at times----
Fat cat is still with us--
Tess, the post German (as in dog)-is almost back to normal----and all is well here so far----WATER will be the drink of choice to-day!---

I shall try hard to eat healthy---exercise---
After all, my life depends on it----even on a Solar Storm day!!!
Geez!!!!!

  
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RDEE22 9/13/2014 7:30AM

    Have a great weekend . Keep the water up , we don't need wrinkles when all this weight disappears . emoticon

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ALICIA363 9/12/2014 8:07PM

    Solar Storm? Lord love a duck.

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Guess I'll just have to adapt and continue! I think you have a clever saying about that ... emoticon

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ONEKIDSMOM 9/12/2014 7:43PM

    Water it is, then! Spark on.

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NELLIEH1 9/12/2014 2:30PM

    Thanks for the heads up...and the calming words about the solar storm emoticon ...guess we'll jut enjoy the sunshine emoticon

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DALID414 9/12/2014 1:12PM

    Thanks for passing on the sky report!

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TATTER3 9/12/2014 12:28PM

    I really like this post! Fun !!! Keep Sparkin'!!

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1CRAZYDOG 9/12/2014 10:27AM

    Himselfs -- always getting into chaos and trouble. And who do they call on to "undo" the damage???? US! **SIGH**

Solar flares -- hear about 'em too.

Hope it's a good day for you. It's Friday -- Weekend Warrior Baby! YEAH!!!!

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MSLZZY 9/12/2014 9:28AM

    With everything going on in this world, now we have to worry about a solar storm. Stay safe and have a great Friday. Woohoo for the weekend!

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IOEINC 9/12/2014 9:19AM

    I saw that about the solar flare on the news. My himself said that there was one before that knocked out some communications. emoticon

Good idea to keep our himselves out of trouble. Mine is heading back to work on Monday!! emoticon Got the okay from his ortho on Wednesday and he is not happy but I am ecstatic!!! Back to having to talk to the 3 Amigos when I feel the need to talk to someone!! emoticon And I don't feel the need too often. More of a screamer than a talker. Just ask my kids!!! emoticon

Glad to see Fat Cat is holding his own. We call our shepherd mix Fat Dog because he is. Very food obsessed. He gained a lot of weight after we rescued him. he would eat his food and then try to shove the passive sheepdog out of the way to eat his food so a lot of teaching and patience went into teaching him only his food until the mastiff showed up, also very food obsessed but at least he waits until the other two have finished eating to go eat their food. I really should put Indy on some sort of diet but at his age why bother. Let him enjoy the rest of his time which we think will be forever. He will be dancing on our graves. My mother used to say that and now my himself has gotten into saying it!!

Glad to hear that Tess is doing well. Fasa the mastiff had a hot spot which finally, finally looks like it is healing. I started giving him Benadryl to keep him from itching because he kept scratching it and ripping it open. The Benadryl really zonks him out and boy can he ever snore!!!

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EDWARDS1411 9/12/2014 8:59AM

    Interesting CNN article on tomorrow's solar flare.

http://www.cnn.com/20
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GABY1948 9/12/2014 8:51AM

    TGIF you will do emoticon emoticon to son #2 for keeping us ALL abreast of the news of the sky!

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