Bacon First, Monster Second

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Celebrating Bacon and Saturday and Vet Visit DONE!

Morning!   Well, because yesterday was vet day, Mom and Dad said they’d forego the weekly housecleaning exercise complete with closet monster and do it today instead.  That was so I could have a CALM morning before going to the vet and a CALM afternoon recovering from the vet.  It worked – I had nap after nap after nap and feel much better this morning.

Sleeping it off!

Sleeping it off!

So I don’t know what my blood work will show – I’ll find that out either this afternoon or Monday – but here’s what my doc said otherwise.

1.  I’ve lost eleven ounces over the past four months since my last visit.  I weighed 12 lb. 11 ounces in November and I now weigh 12 lbs.   A year ago I weighed 14 lbs.   So I’ve lost a couple of pounds since I was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism.   Doc wasn’t concerned at this point so Mom says she won’t be either (but I bet she tries to get me to eat more!!).

2.  Temperature was normal, kidneys felt good, thyroid gland good, teeth good, heart murmur unchanged (which is a GOOD thing as heart issues can develop with hyperthyroidism and I already HAD the murmur), and other than one comment he made which was (ahem….this is a delicate subject, but……) that I was “full of poop”.    Mom told him I had been kidnapped from the house to go to the vet this morning before I’d done my thing.   Hey – what can I say?

3.  For a guy my age, I look GREAT (his words).

4.  I’ve got the vet techs in the office wrapped around my paw – they almost fight over who gets to pet me, hug me, talk to me.  Tee Hee – I’m such a little devil.   The doc said I’m their “favorite cat” (I wonder if he tells that to everyone else too?!).

THANK YOU for all the sweet comments, good wishes, paw pats, gentle meows, and love that you all sent to me the past couple of days when I first said I was on my way to the doctor for my 4 months checkup.   The one problem that I still have is that I refuse to take my medication from time to time.   Depending on my blood results this may or may not be a problem – we’ll see.   He wants me to have the whole pill every day but honestly sometimes I just do NOT want it.  My poor Mom tries everything……..the doc gave Mom some other ideas what to try and we’ll be doing that, AND I promised Mom I’d try to be better about cooperating.

That’s that!

Now – let’s move on to what today is REALLY all about around here – BACON!    “Mom – I’ve finished my blog – can I have my bacon now?????   PURRRRRLEASE” ??????????

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Have a great Saturday

Love, Sammy

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67 thoughts on “Bacon First, Monster Second

  1. Good boy Sammy! glad you got spoiled with love at the vets and love with mum on the lap! as for the poop comment ..well what does the vet want…a sample then and there hahaahhah..a bit of weight loss is a good thing for the old bones and it has been over a year so that is good news !..now get to that bacon my friend 🙂 loves Fozziemum xxx

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    • I’m continuing the trend of PAY ATTENTION TO SAM today – I was not happy when Mom and Dad started housecleaning – but I waited patiently then demanded Mom sit in the recliner so I could SLEEP! Meanwhile Dad made breakfast and I got my bacon but wasn’t in the mood for a pile of it – just a little taste. I’m sure the weight loss is helpful for my arthritis but Mom gets sad because I feel bony to her. Bony? Naaaa……I’m trim!

      Hugs, Sammy

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      • Oh Sammy poor mum..i know how she feels…a strong breeze would blow Pickles over..she is super ok but still i would prefer her to be a bit more pluxurious ):) and i am glad that you got some lap nap time and bacon!! you are doing great for a ..ahem…senior 🙂 loves Fozziemum xx

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        • Mom got a whole bunch of new stuff to try to get me to eat my pills………should be interesting…….kippered herring, sardines in spring water, baby food, anchovy paste – we’re giving it THE WORKS!

          Hugs, Sammy

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  2. That was one darned good vet visit…I’m always hearing…she’s a good weight but not a kilogram more! Kinda picks me. When one is roused at the crack of dawn (any time in the morning) you can’t expect us to have done our thing uet…gee whiz. I just feel everything will be fine my friend.

    Kitty Kisses,

    Kali

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    • Hi Shoko – thanks for the positive thoughts…….I was true to my word last night and got rid of that “extra weight” (wink) that the doc commented on yesterday! How insulting huh?

      Hugs, Sammy

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    • Oh thanks!!! Mom gave me extra this morning but I wasn’t all that interested in it……I think I’m just TIRED from yesterday’s vet visit – I’ll make up for it later though! Please tell Mr. Bowie I said “MEOW” back……I’m glad he’s enjoying his newly trimmed garden.

      Hugs, Sammy

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  3. Yay, Sammy! We both made it through those vet visits! Glad you got a good report, and I’m sure your test results will be GOOD, too! I was a good kitty even though I got 3 (count em THREE) shots. Guess what? The vet told Motor Mommy that I may benefit from some canned food…YIPPEE! Something with some taste!
    Have a good bacon day, and that closet monster will be put away before you know it.
    Love, Sundae

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    • Sundae three shots is a LOT! I hope you’re not too sore today……canned food is yummy and I bet you’ll enjoy it. That kibble stuff is good I agree but I get BOTH wet and dry and love having some variety. Congratulations!!! I’m glad you did OK with your visit to the vet……..the housecleaning is OVER so now I can continue catching up on sleep!

      Love, Sammy

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  4. I’m sure your bloods are perfectly perfect, S. But the vet is right. The medicine is important. Whenever I have to take medicine, Mom doesn’t even have to hide it or wrap it. I eat ANYTHING. Eat first, ask questions later – that’s my motto. You should try that!

    Love and licks,
    Cupcake

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    • Hi Cupcake!! I know the medicine is important and honestly I’m not trying to drive Mom nuts but she’s fast arriving there anyway. I know she worries about it ALL THE TIME….Moms do that….and I’m trying to be good about it…!!!!

      Hugs, Sammy

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  5. Sammy, your bloods will be FINE! I insist on it! Bacons are what keep you doing so well so tear into it! You were a very very good boy! Mom said she was proud of you. I should take a note from your book on v-e-t visits. I am fair..but not good as you are. NO one fights to hold ME! Heeeee. xxoox

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    • Hi Katie! I hope you’re right about my bloods. I think bacon makes me feel good so I intend to have it forever and ever! I was a very good boy and made some more friends at the vets….I figure the better I am, the nice they’ll be to me and that seems to work (even though I still had to have the needle for bloods!).

      Hugs, Sammy

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  6. Sammy you surely lol peaceful after your hectic morning! Mol mol mol
    Vets say the darnedest things..at one of my recent visits mine told mom I was full of peepee! Mom was worried the vet was gonna squeeze it out of me too!
    Well good buddy I will send some good pill vibes to you for I know of what speak.
    Hugs
    Madi your bfff

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  7. I bet he only tells that to you… you are unique… and you are the one who can tease all blogvillers efurry tuesday, so you must be THE ONE :o) Hope you find a way for the pills, buddy… but today have a super BACONDAY!

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    • Hi Miss Pix! Never fear – I took care of the “poop part” last night – Mom had a surprise this morning in my potty box! WOO HOOOOOOOOOOOO! Have a Happy Saturday – I’m seeing a wine/cheese private party at your house this afternoon with you and CH……I’m psychic so I KNOW these things!

      Hugs, Sammy

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  8. Glad everything sounds tickity-boo with you Sammykins. I’m not surprised that you’re their favourite kitty visitor at the V.e.t.’s You’re so very irresistible xoxo I also just woke from a nap (it’s 9:45am, LOL) My two diva’s woke me up way too early. So they got breakfast and mommy dozed off again, it’s easy to do in front of the fireplace. Which is on this morning because it was snowing again….eeerg! xoB

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  9. Awesome! Well, not that your full of poop, but that everyone looked really great. I’m keeping my hooves crossed for the final blood work to come back. Get plenty of rest. I’ve shipping the little tyke to Nana’s today and I’m lounging around while mom/dad are at work. The house all to myself…. well the purr things are here but the are sleeping in mom/dad’s room. What to do… what to do… XOXO – Bacon

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  10. I think Bacon twice a week might help you not lose any more weight, Sammy.

    Do you like the pill pockets? Maybe half a pill twice a day in a pill pocket (maybe a little bacon in there too?)

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  11. I am glad your vet visit went well Sammy and I hope your blood results are good too.
    I have to go on Monday but I won’t have my blood stolen. We know my numbers will be sky high. I am going for a heart and blood pressure check and to discuss what to do next. I have to take a pee sample too, so that means mum will be following me with the container Sunday evening.

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  12. Mes is so glad your visit went well. And yous knows, loosing weight as wes gets older is a good thing. (Looking pointedly at Mommy) And Sammy, mes is purraying your test results come out purrfect! Mes loves yous lots and lots and hopes yous has a fabulishious (and restful) weekend.
    Kisses
    Nellie

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  13. How nice that you have a whole fan club at the vet’s, Sammy! And even better that the vet had so many good things to say about how you are doing! Paws still crossed for good test results.

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  14. Sammy with all of that GOOD news, I am CERTAIN that the blood that they stole will come out fine! Tell Mom not to worry, 12 lbs is still a fine weight for a mancat of your size! (but you are right, I bet she DOES try and feed you more!) Bring on the bacon! xoxo

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  15. Greetinss Unccle Sammy…it iss yur faverite day of thee week 🙂 Baconday mew mew mew….
    you did wudnerfull at thee Vet’s an mee knowss it iss not allwayss easy to reelax while there.
    Wee have pawss crossed yur Thyroid test comess back with good reesultss.
    Mee Cuss-inss Allura an Jetsia have losted a bit of weight too…they are yur weight now allso an are thee same age…
    Losin more iss not a good fing so try to eat as much as you can ok? And take yur meddycayshun! After all mee has to have eye ointmint in mee eyess efurry day plus mee Lysine Gel an mee Co-Enzyme 10 powder inn mee wet food…..
    Wee are inn thiss together Unccle!
    ***paw patss*** an ❤ LUV ❤ Siddhartha Henry ❤

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  16. Sammy you’re a star at the vets for sure! Do you know, I have to have the vet pill me as I won’t let mum do it! He uses this shooter thingy!! I don’t like it! Maybe a job for NUCAT! MOL

    We are glad you are doing ok and hope that lasts for years and years!! 🙂 xx

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  17. Oh, yes sweet Sammy bring on the bacon. We bet you are the ONLY one the doc and his helpers tell that they are their “favorite cat” how could that not be true, you are such a sweetie. We will keep the purrs and prayers going for you sweetie so you will keep having good vet visits and doing okay. Hugs and nose kisses

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  18. Glad fings went well Sammy. Weez’ll be purrayin’ dat yous blood tests awe good. And dat yous will stawt takin’ yous medicine like you shuld.

    Luv ya’

    Dezi and Lexi

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  19. Efurry mornin Unccle Sammy??? Woo Hoo!!! iss thiss so you take yur meddysin? 😉
    Yur thee ‘Baconatur’ an you’ll bee back mew mew mew……
    **paw kissess** an ❤ LUV ❤ neffkitty Siddhartha Henry xxx

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    • Mom gives me baby food every morning for me to have with my pill and so far so good. Sweet potato baby food is quick delicious actually. We know that I’ll probably get tired of THAT before long and Mom will have to find something ELSE but until then – YUM!

      Love and Hugs, Uncle Sammy

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  20. 😉 Mee understanss Unccle Sammy….
    Maybee there iss sumfin else inn thee baby food line you wood eatss an then Mumma could just allternate with thee 2 an sum yoogurt an keep you on yur many toess???
    That iss what LadyMumm doess here fur mee mealss so mee iss nevurr bored…
    Bacon Katurday awaitss you Unccle…….mew mew mew…..
    ***paw patss*** Siddhartha Henry xxxxx

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