Sunday, September 16, 2012

Shana Tova

Greetings, Fellow Felines (and C-A-N-I-N-E-S and Humans as well)!

In just a few short hours, our Human families will be celebrating Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year. I am very lucky to able to celebrate yet another New Year with Mummy - it's not every kitty that gets to be seventeen years young. I don't know how many more years we shall have together; when one gets to be such a very senior kitty, one just has to take whatever time the Great Cat in the Sky grants us, and be grateful for the time we have had. If I sound a little anxious, Fellow Felines (etc.), it's because of late, my Human has been looking at me with a very worried expression , and often, when I am trying to nap, I can feel her watching me as if she's afraid I won't wake up again.
I must admit that I've had very little appetite of late, and at the same time, I've been very thirsty and drinking more than usual - and I don't seem to have the energy to do much more than sleep. Mummy got so worried that last week, she kit-napped Me and took me to That Place. My regular doctor, Dr. Adrian wasn't there; instead, there was a new one called Dr. Oran, whom I've never seen before. He tried to take blood and urine samples from me, but I wouldn't let him. So he said he would have to sedate Me. Mummy was afraid to let him try because that's always more risky for Senior Felines such as Myself, so instead, she made another appointment for Me today, when Dr. Adrian was there. I didn't want to get into the cage so She threw a towel over Me and bundled me into it. I hated that - but when we got there, Dr. Adrian managed to do the tests without sedating Me. He said my urine was like water, and that's a sign my kidneys aren't working. But the blood tests showed just the opposite, that they are working okay - and the doctor said that's what counts. But he was a little concerned that I'm eating so little; he said I should be eating twice as much as I do - and he gave Mummy a new kind of Food called C-D (which I liked, but possibly that was just the novelty). He also said I could eat what I like - even Fancy Feast. Anyway, Dr. Adrian said that I wasn't going to die of Kidney Disease. Mummy and I were very relieved - but we can both read between the lines and We know he meant that it would be Old Age that gets Me in the end. But I hope that won't happen just yet, kitties.  :-)

Now, Fellow Felines - and all you other Four Legged and Two Legged Friends - I want to talk to you about something Very, Very Impawtant!
We have just learned of a Terrible Crime being carried out against innocent kitties and woofies, by Shark Fisherman! These Wicked People use live kitties and woofies as Bait!!! Can you imagine that?????
Mummy said they should take these people and use them as bait instead. Oh, she was Very Angry! And she wants you all to sign this PET-ition to make sure that anyone who commits such a Crime is severely punished. I also urge you all to sign and to get your Humans to sign too. Together, we can make a difference.

That's all for now, everyone. Shana Tova - a Happy New Year.


GreatGranny said...

Sweetheart Possum, we're so glad you don't have kidney disease like I and so many other senior kitties. We also hope that you live a long healthy life with Mommy.
We're so sorry to hear about the awful atrocities on woofies and kitties. We were furry ignorant of this. And we will sign this petition against it.
You and Mommy have a Happy Rosh Hashanah!

Terri said...

Many older kitties have kidney trouble. We're glad to hear the blood test showed you aren't one of them.

Older kitties slow down, sleep more and sometimes don't eat very well because their sense of smell and taste fades. It is a good time to try a can of other varieties to find what you will eat better. You may need help from your mommy to stay groomed, too.

Kitties can live into their twenties. We hope you have many more wonderful years, Possum. Happy Rosh Hashanah :)

CATachresis said...

We hope you have many more years with your mom, Possum. You’re a fighter, yes? xx

meowmeowmans said...

We're glad to hear that you don't have kidney disease, sweet Possum.

L'Shana Tova to you and your Mum.

P.S. - we will go sign your petition now ... some humans do such horrible things...

Katz Tales said...

Happy New Year! We hope you are OK and that this is just a glitch. Maybe a diet of steamed chicken for a few days? Meow from Au, Guido and Target.

The J-Cats said...

Thanks to everyone who wrote with advice and wishing Us Shana Tova.
Mummy is still worried because the v-e-t didn't have any explanation for why my urine should be clear as water. She has been trying to feed me the new moist food (CD) mixed with my dry food, but I just eat the CD and leave the rest. I don't see why I should eat that horrible dry stuff that tastes like cardboard when the v-e-t said I can eat whatever I like! What I like is FANCY FEAST - but, failing that, I'll take the CD. For now, anyway...