Getting into a routine

It's getting easier to give Coke his pill in the morning. I have to wrap him in a towel like a straight jacket, but it works. Otherwise he keeps trying to shove my hand away and I have several puncture wound. The online support group reflects that...

Cat vs pill

I suck at this! My neighbour makes it look so easy to give her cat a pill. Even Coke will tolerate her giving him a pill. Needless to say you can imagine what happens when I try. Cat turns into snake, eel or a greased pig!Even if I get him to...

Back to where we started

I have tried really hard to get Coke on the lowest protein diet possible. Unfortunately he hates the prescription canned food (6% protein). Prescription dry food is 20% protein. Regular off the shelf dry cat food is 29 to 42% protein. I tried...

Hard to believe

Coke is such a happy camper that it's hard to remember that he is so sick. Other than the weight loss he looks fine. He is alert, his coat is wonderful and he loves having visitors. He purrs, plays and cuddles as usual. So long as he is not in pain or...

Picky, picky, picky

Coke is giving new meaning to the word finicky. I thought I had found something to eat that he liked. Seems he likes each different food for less than 24 hours, then he won't touch it. Tried different brands, consistencies, warm, hot, cold... you...

Adversity brings out the worst in some people

Things have been going better with Coke. I can't leave dry food out for him to graze on all day anymore, but he is getting the idea of coming and asking for me to feed him. I have been feeling much better about the future. I live on a disability...

My little guardian

Coke has always been a calm cat. He seems to know when he is needed. When I was having simultaneous chemo and radiation, he would be waiting for me at home every day. He would stand on guard if I went to the bathroom or even while I slept. I was...

Hopeful

I heard the sad news that a friend had to put his young cat down last night. It put things in perspective for me. If I do nothing, Coke has less than a year. If I keep him on the meds and feed him a special diet, I may be able to buy him a couple...

Pleasant surprise

I t was a pleasant shock to wake up from a nap today and find a kitty snuggled up on either side of me. Coke is laid back, but Kenna is very antisocial and doesn't like Coke near her. I am trying really hard to pay attention to her, because I have to...

Two cats, two diets!

Coke  must go on a very special diet to try and slow down the CKF. But I have another cat as well who has issues! Kenna was a feral rescue kitty and she is a PIG. She is used to eating whatever Coke leaves in his dish. Unfortunately I have to put...