It’s been lovely, but hot and unfortunately very humid, which is the actual problem. The temperature itself would not be so hard on them. The apartment is nice and comfortably cool. During the worst heat of the day, the cats don’t even want to go out, not even Murli, which says a lot.
Murli spends most of the afternoon up on the fridge…
Samantha and Sonic like to hang out in the bedroom when the window is open with just the cat safety net on. It’s impossible to make the bed in the morning like that. If you try, they will help, but with their help, it will take longer than to just wait until they are somewhere else (which will be about midday or even later).
But in the evening they like to hang out on the balcony again.
In other things…
There is a forecast for thunderstorm and heavy rain for the afternoon today. Since my Dad is on vacation for two weeks, I take care of the flowers on the grave of my Mum and my grandparents. I usually go there in the morning, before it gets too hot. I love to take care of them and it’s a lovely bicycle ride, which I record on my GoPro. I was even able to keep my hat on without it flying off!
But with the forecast predicting so much rain, I’ll take a gamble and hope the rain will take care of the flowers today. I’ve been a bit exhausted these days from doing a lot and need a day of not having to go out (which would be today). But if no rain comes, I’ll go to the cemetery in the early evening.
Also, after having migraines every single day for more than a week, I finally got a bit of a break. Didn’t have one yesterday and as of right now, I feel fine too!
Ralph, the cats and myself, wish all the awesome Dad’s (which includes Cat Dad’s too of course) out there a happy Father’s Day! Hope you have a wonderful day!
Love, Murli, Samantha, Sonic and me <3
PS: The cats told me to help them make a Father’s Day card for Ralph, their Daddy. So I used one of my apps on my phone and they told me what to do. Happy Cat Daddy Day!
Yesterday, I was just so knocked out after that day, that I went to bed quite early. I was too tired to even try to write an update. I also got a really bad migraine in the late afternoon.
Murli is doing well now, she’s tired but you can see she’s feeling very comfortable and relaxed. No pain!
Yesterdays day began with me getting up early, and giving Murli her Thyroid medicine in a treat. That was all she was allowed to have. Of course she was hungry and meowing for food, as was Samantha… I tried to feed Samantha in the living room and closed the door, so Murli would not see it. But Samantha did not want to eat there, she wanted her food at the usual spot in the hall near the kitchen. Oh dear. Poor girls. Sonic had his dry food anyway and Murli does not go for it, so he was fine.
At 10:20am I put Murli into her carrier. Because it was looking like it would rain any minute, I decided we’d take the bus and tram. That carrier belongs to a buggy, sort of like a pram. It can be attached and detached easily. I use them because I just can’t carry anything even slightly heavy for long.
In case it would rain, I took my rain cape, which I can use to protect the carrier on the buggy. Murli and I left right after I put her in the carrier. We were lucky, as the bus got there right as we got to the bus stop. It wasn’t packed either and we didn’t have a problem with space.
Murli is always quiet in her carrier. No meow meow at all, even if she’s in it for a long time.
We arrived at the Vet at about 10:45am and it just started to rain after we got there. There was an emergency before us, but the wait wasn’t too long.
Murli in her carrier, in the waiting room at the Vet.
Murli in her carrier, in the waiting room at the Vet.
Once we got taken in, the Vet was having a good look at her teeth again, checked her breathing, heart and temperature. Then Murli got a tiny shave on her right front leg, right where the vein is. Then a needle was used for a venous catheter, and fixed onto her leg with adhesive strips. Murli tried to rip her leg away and grumbled… but it all worked out fine anyway. Blood was taken to check her Thyroid again to see how the status is now after taking the medication for a few months. Then a drip was put in place, and the anesthesia was slowly injected into that line. Murli was still grumbling, since her leg was still being held, which she does not like. I held her head and I could feel her muscles relaxing and then I was able to feel she wasn’t holding her head up herself anymore. She was asleep.
After that, I had to leave and the Vet brought her into the surgery room. It was nice that I was able to stay with her until she was asleep.
The weather had turned really nasty as I left, which was at about 12:15pm. It was raining and a cold wind was blowing. Ralph and I both went to have a rest soon after I got home. But about an hour and a half later, the Vet called to tell me that Murli is fine and that I can come to pick her up. It was 3pm when I arrived back at the Vet, and a migraine had just started.
The Vet brought me in to Murli. She was in a bigger cage, in a darkened, warm and quiet room. She was awake, but clearly not all there yet. The Vet Lady told me all about how it went and that a few teeth were already totally loose and one was really bad. So bad it had gotten into the bone. It was now clear which tooth caused her all that pain. It was amazing, as it was not really clear by just looking at it at first. Only as she took that already loose tooth out that the infection became visible.
Murli had already gotten some antibiotics on Monday and got some more yesterday. I also got some pain medicine for her for the next couple of days.
With that we made our way home again, and it had finally stopped raining again. We were lucky and had a tram right away.
Once home, I let Murli out and she ran around the whole apartment, checking EVERYTHING. She was not too dizzy, just slightly. I made it easy for her to jump onto her current favourite spot. The first thing she wanted was food, but that had to wait for a bit longer.
Murli had a bit of a sleep and I took my migraine medicine, because my head was almost exploding by the time we got home.
At about 7pm Murli finally got her food, even though she did not eat much.
Today in the morning, Murli was wide awake again and wanted her breakfast. I was amazed that she was able to eat much better now than before, even though quite a few teeth were missing now.
I gave her one of her pain tablets at midday, and she’s been doing really well. She’s purring a lot, and cuddly, and looks really happy. She’s a bit more tired than usual, but it’s obvious that she’s feeling well now.
Poor Murli must have really been in agony with that bad tooth. I know what that feels like. So it was really absolutely the necessary to have her teeth sorted out properly. Shes free of that horrible pain finally.
Murli is feeling great, but she’s still mostly tired.
Murli was purring happily when I took those pictures
Thank you all for your wonderful and kind comments! We all wish you a nice rest of the day and hope you’re well. Lots of love and purrs <3
Hello my lovely friends! Now it feels to me like I’ve been gone for soooo long. The time while sick with the flu seems kind of hazy looking back. I’m thankfully much better by now. It was on Sunday that I noticed that I felt pretty normal, except for still feeling overly tired and weak. Today I can really say that I don’t feel any flu symptoms anymore, but still, the weakness and tiredness kind of lingers. It kind of goes away during the day for a while and then comes back. Oh well, it’s normal anyway and I’m sure will still last the rest of the week at least. I’m definitely not overdoing anything. Just so happy I don’t feel so sick anymore.
The photos above are from the 12th of March, late at night lol. Murli would paw hug everything I gave her lol. At first she just pawed after the string, then she wanted the whole fluffy ball I made her, paw hugging it in the end. The fluffy ball is at the end of that string in the photos.
Wow I saw the photos of the snow the North East of the US got, and I’m sure Canada got some of it as well? I just hope it’s not too bad for all of you! I hope you’re all comfy and warm at home and dont have to go out since the streets must be pawful.
😺Purrs and more paw hugs from Murli, and we’re sending love to all of you! ❤️️❤️️❤️️
I takez a little #caturday nap while da sun warms ma paws🐱💤💤See u furendz a little later! Mum nd I will also be replyin to u sweet furendz commentz nd stop by ur lovely bloggiez! Sorry wez takin so long… Purrs & paw hugz🐾💖