Saturday, February 20, 2021

A Busy Morning Brings Relief

Since the day they moved in at the end of 2020 I've noticed the kittens suffering diarrhea. It has never slowed them down, as validated with the video I posted yesterday (lol) and a fecal float test at the veterinary clinic showed no evidence of parasites.

Yet the suggestion of stress never made sense as Jezebel can tell you Terra and Polly took over our home early on. That left us with the frustrating search for the right kitten food in the event of sensitivity. Then I heard Terra use the litter box last Wednesday the 17th and found a stinky liquid goo that beat them all. I immediately went online and requested an appointment.

Well, today I noticed what looked like a group of skinny, off-white sesame seeds. Alarm bells rang and an online search led me to suspect tapeworms. I collected them on a Post-It note, called the clinic, grabbed the requested stool sample, and off I went. And thank heaven, because the clinic employee saw no evidence of my online request despite the automatic confirmation I received.

Would you expect parasites when they
tussle and play like little maniacs?

I had to wait a while but didn't mind, appreciating the same day service. This time the veterinarian had no doubt and recommended medication. However, I couldn't verify they retained the same weight as at their prior check-up. So I drove back home, grabbed the kittens in a carrier, and returned. Funny enough, their weights were almost the exact same, though Polly lost a tiny amount. Oh, well. I have peace of mind and they each got an appropriate dose of praziquantel.

Do you experience glitches with online scheduling? This reminded me of the time we were sent to a collections agency for an electronic bill we never saw. And on that note, do you remember to regularly check your email spam folder?


Friday, February 19, 2021

Busy, Busy

Terra Cotta and Polly Esther Dactyl are keeping me on my toes. They are super well behaved but kittens will be kittens. ~grin~ We have to watch our step, too, whenever they get the zoomies.

I didn't realize it had been so long since I last posted. Part of the problem is that I'm too picky about editing, so that makes carving out adequate time extra tricky.

On that note, I need to stop fussing with this text and just share a silly video. I meant to film it in real time. Oops...

Isn't the time lapse footage funny? Did you spot Jezebel in there?