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Savannah’s Family Photos

HIYA!!   SAVANNAH HERE!!!

I asked Mom L to round up some recent photos of me, TKS and KK so’s I can share with all of you what a great furamily we are!

Life is great every morning!

I am gonna start with TKS. She is our family’s bond between me and KK and she is the equal opportunity kitty in our furramily. TKS will sit in any lap available. KK is tending to be more bonded with Dad P right now which causes Mom L a bit of tears, but we are sure KK is finally warming up to Mom L. And of course I have always been and will always be a Momma’s kitty. Of course I adore my Dad P cuz he feeds me and submits to my every demand. And I do allow him to brush me and pet me etc. But—Mom L is my purrsonal person and I know I am her pursonal kitty.

Moving on with more of TKS showing off her bootiful black panfur furrs.

Of course we still have the ongoing effort from KK to bond with me. What can I say—I am a KK magnet!

KK is hard for Mom L to photograph ‘cuz she is always moving. But, Mom L managed over the last couple of months to grab some KK special photos.

You can see that KK finally got to have her time in my tent on our master bed. I didn’t mind ‘cuz I was starting to hang out more downstairs. You ca also see that KK has become courageous enough to sit on the arm of Dad P’s chair and beg for pieces of his chik-hen dinner!! MOL!!

Most of you recall that KK has serious dental challenges ahead of her. She came to us with severe gingivitis at five months old and that has turned into stomatitis. She had a dental in February and had eleven extractions. You can see in this photo that she has problems sometimes getting her lips and mouth to coordinate because they removed her upper right canine toofie.

KK is getting the very best care from our vet, but she will likely have all her toofies extracted later this year.

And now for my photos. Mom L totally luvluvluv’s my toesies! Go figure! You can see my hind paws with my pink toe beans. And of course you all know how much I adore being on my carpeted stairs for play and to enjoy a sun puddle.

The last photos of me are part of Mom L’s ongoing effort to capture my eyes in natural light. For some reason, Mom L seems to find my face very precious and she knows I find her face precious to me as well. We are bonded forever.

PAW PATS, SAVANNAH

When stressed, get a massage

HIYA!!   SAVANNAH HERE!!!

I bet’cha all of you have been having the same “shelter in place” stressful week we have had. Mom L called my pet sitter Miss Kandi to come over and help relieve some of my stress I was collecting from Mom L and Dad P. Oh my, what a great session we had.

First I arrange myself on my massage table; my stairs. I anchor my front with on paw on top of the step and the other on the bottom of the step and my hind paws anchor my butt.

Ok, you can start, deep tissue work today, OK?

Miss Kandi has the longest nails and they sink into my furs and rub and scritch all along my spine—heaven!!

Ahhhh….that’s just the spot between my shoulders

She just has a magical way of manipulating all my vertebrae from my neck to my tail.

Oh my, yes! The cervical area has been giving me some problems. Excellent!!

The first part was just fabulous and needed to take a bit of a break to collect my Zen space.

Whew—just what I needed

Next she moved onto my cranial massage portion.

Whoa!! I knew my brow area was feeling tense

Then to the base of my skull.

ohhhh—could you just leave your nails sunk into that muscle a moment more please?

Lastly, Miss Kandi always addresses my lower lumbar area, right around my taileo.

Ummmm—here it comes—I can’t help myself

She always get me to achieve total EB aka “Elevator Butt”.

Sweet!!!

After Miss Kandi was done, all I could do was sit on the stairs and try to collect my thoughts and emotions. But for sure, my stress level was way down.

I hope all of my readers and blog pals and their families can find a stress release like I did with Miss Kandi. These are troubling times and I know we all need to lean on each other for comfort and care.

PAW PATS, SAVANNAH

I am cured!!!

HIYA SAVANNAH HERE!!!

It’s true, it really, really, really is true!!! Last December I was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism. I was losing weight even though I was always hungry and my furs were looking rough, dry and kind’a not well groomed, na’ mean??

Mom L just knew the diagnosis would be hyperthyroidism and she had no idea how she was ever gonna be able to get a daily pill down me. I don’t do cheese, or pill pockets and once you pick me up and pill me, I won’t ever let you get too close again. So the answer was to compound the medicine into a trans-dermal gel for my ears.

Not hearing you

I sort’a have nice large ears, so that ought to work ok. One dab in the morning and another at night. Except I started to vomit after a few days and I started to scratch at my ear like crazy. YEP!  I am allergic to the medication which is pretty inexpensive. So now what??

Mom L learned about a radiation treatment that would attack only the tumor on my thyroid and the outcome of the radiation treatment ought to cure me!! So you all know I went through the Radiocat treatment on January 21, 2020 and I had to stay three nights and three days in hospital. My first time ever aways from my castle and family. You know about my home coming of course.

I am home!!

So I had to wait a whole thirty days before they could steal my blood for yet another test. And on February 24, 2020 I was pronounced CURED!!! My radiation treatment worked!!! My thyroid tested normal!!! Now I just need to keep on eating and eating to gain back the weight I lost.

Good news is that Mom L and Dad P can see that my luxurious furs are once again shiny and soft and looking well groomed. But there is much more that this treatment and being away from home has done for me.

I am working hard on becoming a LAP CAT!! YES!!! Seriously!!

Can you see how shiny my furs are??

When I came home from hospital, I started sleeping right up against Mom L’s chest and tummy and I haven’t left that spot for my usual foot of the bed place where I always stayed before my treatment. So’s one night Mom L couldn’t sleep and she went downstairs and reclined in Dad P’s chair. I thought “what the heck?” Mom L covered herself up with a nice soft fleece blankie so I strolled across the couch, over the end table right onto her lap!!

And since then I have bee experimenting even more. Now Mom L reclines her side of the sofa that we share at night for TV watching, and when she puts her feet up and adds that fleece to her lap—bingo!! I am right there!!

I have become more patient with Katie. I allow her to invade my personal space, although as you can see—I am not always relaxed!

And I am allowing TKS to share Mom L’s lap.

Go ahead, sit there but don’t get too comfy

Lastly, since my incarceration hospitalization I have started to explore parts of the couch that I have left to TKS and KK. I think I might just like the back of my couch, what do you think??

Hope you will celebrate with me in my total recovery from hyperthyroidism.

PAW PATS, SAVANNAH

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