Feline Friday: Lots of love

Lots of love

Loki has recovered from his recent health issue and has been doing really well. Nate and I have noticed that he is a little more needy than normal so we’ve been giving him extra love anytime we can.

Ruby loves the cats, but she is still working on her own petting skills. Every day there is a point where she grabs the cat’s head or pulls their fur instead of the gentle pets we have been teaching her. It will get better, but I can imagine the cats feel anxious when she’s around.

We spend quality time with both cats when Ruby is sleeping. I wish I had more time, but we are doing the best we can.

As a girl that grew-up with cats, I can’t wait until Ruby and our kitties have a strong bond. It may be my favorite daydream. Ruby waking up in her big girl bed with a cat asleep at her feet.

Feline Friday: Cystitis

Cystitis

Loki was acting super weird last weekend. He was crying and seemed super irritated. Then he tried to pee in Ruby’s bed. At first, I though it may be a reaction to Ruby, but as I observed him I realized it was a physical problem. He tried to use the liter box multiple times that afternoon and then he tried to pee in other places as well.

Nate called the vet and took him in around 8pm. He had developed his second case of Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease (FLUTD). Test results said he had microscopic mineral crystals in his urine, which cause great distress because the urine cannot be emptied from the bladder, which not only makes the cat very sick but can become fatal.

The vet gave him a shot of saline under his skin to keep him hydrated. They also gave him a prescription to help dissolve the crystals.

It’s awful when your animals are sick, buy luckily Loki began feeling much better. Since then we’ve cut out dry food which may initiate or aggravate issue and so far he seems to be doing fine.

Is Ruby really almost one?

What I've been up to

Geez – it’s been a long while since I last wrote a blog post. Even if I had the time to write a post this last year, I had no idea what I was going to write about. We’ve put most of our home projects on a long freeze to focus on the little one and our transition into parenting.

The first year with Ruby has been exactly what every friend, family member and stranger has ever described it as – challenging, over in a “blink of an eye” and the best time you’ll ever have.

Now that our little girl is nearing the big ONE, we are starting to sleep a little more and have time to devote to the house. Plus, we are having a big party to celebrate Nate and Ruby’s birthdays mid-June so I have some goals I’d like to complete before the party happens.

I am not going to put too much pressure on myself to keep on a certain timeline (it’s okay if they don’t all happen before the party), but I am very encouraged to feel that desire to work on home projects again.

Starting off here on OCH- I am going to write about our bedroom closet and guest bathroom that I never really finished on the blog. Then, I’ll begin writing about our current set of home goals.

My hope is to get 1-2 posts up a week plus restart my photo series Feline Friday. There is a lot to write up and discuss.

I’ll see you later this week with my first recap on our bedroom closet.

Cheers,
Andrea