Vaskebjorns Babangida P. – The “big” boss

Hello everyone,

It was nice weather and therefore our cats were allowed outside ūüėČ

Our poly boy Baba (Vaskebjorns Babangida P.) was sitting on our dining table in the garden overlooking all and everything.

We think he has the looks (and the genes) to give very nice babies in the (near) future ūüôā

Vaskebjorns Babangida P.

Vaskebjorns Babangida P.

We almost lost Feme

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Recently we posted that Feme became 10 years old and was a very fit lady. The last couple of days it could have turned out completely different. A couple of months ago when our vet came for the annual shots, we had our vet also have a look at our Feme. We thought she might have a cold. Our vet was convinced it was a polyp though and said, when her nose starts running or her ears get dirty, I will see you in the clinic. After about a month after the check she still had her cold and we decided to give her antibiotics. Fortunately Feme reacted very well on that and it confirmed us in our opinion that there was no way she had a polyp. She did very well for some time, but until last week. She started having a cold again. As she was still eating good and also performed her household task as policewoman we were not to worried until yesterday morning. Her cold increased a lot and she was short of breath and her tongue was a bit pale.

We decided to go to a vet, but not our own. Not long ago a pet hospital opened in Almere and we decided to go there because they are open in the weekend and have all kind of modern equipment which we already checked out on their open day.

Back to Feme. We arrived at the vet and after some time it was our turn. The vet had a look and after listening to the lungs and the discussion with us decided that it could not be a polyp but some respiratory problem. To decide what the problem was she wanted to make an X-ray. There was only one problem, Feme was so short of breath that she could not take the x-ray there and then. She said she wanted to put her on oxygen first.

So we had to leave Feme at the vet which we find very difficult, but the the cat comes first in our¬†opinion. Later that day the vet called and said that Feme’s problem could be treated very well. It turned out she had¬†bronchitis¬†and an acute asthmatic¬†attack.

She got treated with Ventolin, antibiotics and prednisone. She also wanted to keep her overnight to make sure she was  as optimal as possible . Today around noon we could pick her up again, she felt good and was walking around. When we entered she stepped in her basket straight away ;-).

Now she is walking around and enjoying a sunbath in the garden. It looks like she is feeling very well, but has to stay on prednisone for some time.

As you all can imagine it turned out to be a stressful weekend, we could very easily have lost Feme on Saturday and that because our vet was way off with her diagnosis.

Fortunately we found this vet (Nina is her name) and she acted very well, although it costs a couple of Euros as you can imagine ;-). But …… Feme is still with us and¬†that is¬†what counts.

 

Our thanks go therefore to pet hospital Almere  and specially to Nina.

With pain in our heart ….

Hello everyone,

Yesterday evening when our Xena wanted to get of the couch, her leg got stuck on one or another way. She obviously had a lot of pain and it was very hard to calm her down. She was really upset.

After a good hour, she relaxed a bit. Nevertheless she wanted to stay close to us. After some time more we were able to put her on the couch so she would be more comfortable.

Later that evening we decided to take her for her evening walk without the other two dogs.  Walking was very difficult for her. She could not put weight on her back leg.

During the night we made sure she could not get up the stairs so she would not be able to fall.

This morning she still had problems walking and we decided to go to the vet. After the first examination the vet wanted to take an x-ray.

The outcome was very bad though, Xena had a tumor in her back leg that ate away most of her bone. She was also in a lot of pain. The vet said that she could give her very strong painkillers to get her over the weekend. We then took the decission not to do that.

In our opinion the interest of the dog goes first and we did not want Xena to suffer.

So we decided to let her go, she has deserved her rest without any further suffering.

This grant old lady born on the 4th of June 1999, became 12 years and 8 moths old.

We will always remember her.

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Aswad & Feme

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Yesterday was a happy day. Aswad (Bonfires Paint it Black) had his birthday and reached the age of 5. Unfortunately our cats are not allowed outside without a chaperone he was not able to buy a cake for all of us ūüėČ

Aswad

Aswad

Today was a completely different story. Feme (Vaskebjorns Feme) had a doctors appointment, so we had to bring her this morning. The plan was to have her neutered. She is 9 years and 4 months old, so it was a good time for her. We also had her teeth checked. Everything went very well according to the vet and she is already home again and already feels a bit better.

Feme

Feme

Just another entry

Hello everyone,

Today we do not have a specific subject for our blog. There are a number of things we want to mention anyway.

We start of with the good news. As already mentioned we got the last room in the show hotel in Rangsdorf and are going with two cats. Baba and Red Ice have the honor to enter. So one poly and one non-poly.

There is a bit of not so good news to. The lady we saw some time ago and were considering as an addition to our cattery is not coming to live with us. There were some very good reasons for that, but we will not put them publicly on the internet.

Furthermore, we already mentioned that Charlotte is not pregnant. That did not stop her from adopting some “kittens”. She has now two kittens. One is our Kitty and the other one is Kaneeltje.As you can see on the picture she is very dedicated.

Charlotte and kittens

Charlotte and kittens

The last subject is our Savanna. She is still running around, despite of her condition. And she also is a bit spoiled ;-). She lookes really good though, even with her lazy relaxed ears ;-).

Savanna

Savanna

 

Unfortunately ……

Hello everyone,

As already mentioned yesterday, we have some news.

As you all know we have two ladies pregnant being Charlotte and Layla. We already bought all the stuff needed for delivering kittens and also we bought a new webcam and a new delivery box.

And now the unfortunate part. Both are now not pregnant. They were or fooling us ore the kittens were resorbed. In both cases the result is the same …… no kittens.

Although we think it is a¬†pity, as both ladies are beauties and the kittens obviously would have been very handsome ūüėČ there is also an upside effect.

We can enter for the show in Rangsdorf, Germany for the Christmas show :-).

 

Check this out …..

Hello everyone,

We have added a new page to our weblog. As you can see in the menu bar we now have a menu item called kittens and its very¬†worthwhile checking that page ūüėČ

4 Generations

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As our Banshee is already very very old we decided to make a post here with 4 generations of cats. All 4 generations are living with us in our home.

The 4 cats in the line up are :

  • Dynamicats Banshee, born February 10 1998 and therefore 13 years and 7 months old,
  • Vaskebjorns Feme, born July 20 ¬†2002 and therefore 9 years and 2 months old,
  • Vaskebjorns Layla P, born December 1 2007 and she is 3 years and 10 months old,
  • and finally Vaskebjorns Babangida P, born January 14 2010 and he is therefore 1 years and 8 months old.
As already said, Banshee is very old and you can see that in everything. She sleeps all day and you have to bring her her food. She can not be bothered anymore by walking over to the food and she likes to eat undisturbed by other cats. When a cat (or dog) are nearing their end we have a saying that says “Christmas¬†is far away” and in Banshee’s case Christmas is very far away.
Dynamicats Banshee

Dynamicats Banshee

Vaskebjorns Feme

Vaskebjorns Feme

Vaskebjorns Layla P

Vaskebjorns Layla P

Vaskebjorns Babangida P

Vaskebjorns Babangida P