Frankie update: The vet called to let us know that Frankie’s mouth is a hot mess. The whole left side of his mouth is inflamed and looks like hamburger, going back to and down his throat a way. Dr. L found a spot that looks like a growth and took a biopsy; we should have the results on that early next week. He isn’t completely certain, but his gut says that it’s stomatitis. Ordinarily stomatitis is treated with steroids, but they shy away from using steroids in FIV+ cats since steroids can further weaken the immune system. Right now we continue the antibiotics and wait for the biopsy results.
While we wait, Frankie is spending the majority of his days on the heated blanket on the couch in the front room, is served canned food mixed with goat milk and water every few hours, gets the occasional addition of Gerber chicken baby food, and is pampered and fussed over, which of course he deserves.
(The vet, unprompted, told Fred that Frankie is just the sweetest cat ever.)
Fred and I very much appreciate y’all offering to chip in to cover vet costs; we’re okay right now, but depending on the prognosis we may start a GoFundMe. I will, of course, let you know.
Current nicknames for Frankie: Frankenbeans, Franklinbeans, Franken, and Frankenberry.
Over on Facebook, Christina reminded me that way back when we first adopted Sugarbutt, we were initially going to change his name. I wanted to name him Doo McGillicuddy, which is just the BEST name, isn’t it? Fred wouldn’t go for it, which is just fine – Sugarbutt was clearly his name, and I’m glad we stuck with it.
I thought I’d share my very most favorite Sugarbutt pictures. In my Sugarbutt folder there are nearly 1,000 pictures, and these three are the ones I love the most.
I put a cat bed on the floor near the door in the computer room (intending to move it elsewhere eventually). The bed has a pad in it that’s attached at two points. Sugarbutt burrowed under the pad and napped there for an hour or so.
I bet they’re going to end up friends. Dewey clearly WANTS to be buddies.
Current nickname for Dewey: Dewber (Fred insists that it should be spelled “Doober,” but Fred is wrong.)
I mean, seriously. When Dennis makes that face, how on earth am I supposed to resist kissing his little face and squeezing him ’til the marshmallow fluff comes out his ears?
2016: Koko gets out her slappin’ paw.
2015: Meet Archie
2014: No entry.
2013: No entry.
2012: “Come here, my beloved bird seed. Come ever so closer…”
2011: “Where’s my mama?” starring Reacher.
2010: Skeptical Truvy.
2009: No entry.
2008: No entry.
2007: No entry.
2006: No entry.
2005: No entry.