Sunday, July 26, 2015

New toys!

A local store (for the Dutch: Action) also sells cat products, including my playtunnels. They lasted for a long time already and I bought 2 more so they have a tunnel downstairs as well (they're short but can be linked together to get a nice length). They also had a playmat now, and I couldn't resist it :) But neither could the kittens, and as more often, Munchy was first to check it out!

Nala found it pretty interesting too...

Poking the ball with both paws :)

My mom and sister were at a store where they had some free catboxes that people could take with them, and they were so sweet to bring me (or better, the cats) 2 of them. Dew is in them every once in a while, but they're comfy to just lie on as well! Or poke through the holes at those little ones racing through :D

All 3 in 1 pic :) Munchy and Poppy can look quite similar, but it's pretty easy to keep them apart actually. Munchy has the white stripe on her face of course, but she also has a different bodyshape, a true black color (Poppy leans more brown compared to her), she feels different when you touch her and she acts quite different as well! Even when it's dark, like when I enter their room at night, it's easy to keep them apart. Munchy will be with me straight away while purring, and that sleepyhead that won't even look or get up from her sleeping position, is Poppy :O Also, Poppy's fur showed a blotched/marbled pattern from the beginning, and at first I thought they were so-called ghost markings and would disappear as she grows. But the opposite seems to be the case, right now she has silvery tips on some hairs, accentuating the pattern.

Last few posts were about the sisters, but I of course haven't forgotten about little Munchmunch. I've been to the vet with her, and my fears were comfirmed, it's not just her right backleg. Her left leg has issues as well. The X-ray once again showed no fractures or anything else out of the ordinary, but the tests did show a lot and the vet diagnosed her with a neurological problem. It seems she has a blockage in her back. ttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttxxxxx435 and that was actually Munchy typing 78888888888888888 :D I have a little purrpurr on my desk right now! In the morning her leg looks okay, but the later it gets, the worse it looks and she drags it constantly then. There's 3 options; it can stay like this, it can improve (with the help of muscle             7yyyyyyy;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;dddddddddd5llllll
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1 comment:

  1. I will keep my fingers crossed for her as well. Hopefully it won't come to that :-(