My How Time Flies!

Eeek, had not realized it had been so long since posting an update! My apologies.

All is well here in Newtopia, and like so many owners of cats with liver shunts, we have been celebrating the good days as they come.

We had some concerns about six weeks ago, where he had a moderate episode, followed by a couple of mini episodes. Primary concern was that for a brief time he was not interested in food or water – always a bit disconcerting, but even more so now that we have been supplementing his food with soup, to help address the prior issue of urinary obstructions. We are quite lucky in that most of the time, Newt has no problems
eating. He doesn’t go on extended food strikes like a few other shunt
cats we know, and he’s never refused food for a long enough time that it
became truly worrisome.

He made it through just fine. I, on the other hand, may have aged another couple of years!

He is still enjoying his kitty cocktails, taking his herbal medicine on his snacks, and doing wonderfully well. In fact, we do think he’s gaining a bit of weight – Fat Boy Newt is FAT!  Due to take him for another urinalysis to see if the pH levels have adjusted back to normal.

He’s adjusted better than I have to my new schedule. Cat Daddy is doing his customary amazing job of taking care of my little Pookie Bear (and of me, too!). Things were pretty hectic for the last couple of months, but finally seem to have settled down to a dull roar – for now.  In fact, be proud of me! I actually took my own advice for a change hahaha and have been implementing some changes to minimize stress and engage in self care activities. Yay, me!

I actually took an entire day to go shopping with friends at the wool festival last week. I didn’t buy any sheep wool (why would I, when I have all that lovely chiengora to spin?) but I did indulge in some stunning copper-colored mohair.  Newt was doing rude things to it while helping me examine my purchases.  I’ll see if I can get you a picture.

Any guesses why I selected a copper color?

So, that’s why I haven’t written anything. Nothing really to report. Boring is GOOD, when owned by a liver shunt cat.  I haven’t forgotten the request to post the “recipes” for his kitty cocktails, and will also try to get you a current pic soon – as soon as I can figure out how to do so in a manner that is not “boring!”