Red Ice vs Plant

Hello everyone,

Our plants somehow always end up as a flat blanket 😉 On this picture you can see why.

And Red Ice (Amicellis Lubke) likes to be in that pot on the cool sand all the time ….

Amicellis Red Ice

Amicellis Red Ice

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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

 

Rangsdorf

Hello everyone,

As our ladies are not pregnant we decided to enter for the TICA show in Rangsdorf 9, 10 and 11 December. We called the hotel which proved to be a lucky thing as they apparently forgot to enter our reservation in the system last year. We are getting the last room they have. We always have a view at the lake and that is really nice in the hotel 😉

View of lake

View of lake

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 😉

Two be or not two be ……

Pregnant ;-).

Well also Layla got into heat and well Red Ice thought he had to do his duty. He said “well that is what you bought me for” 🙂

So with any luck our Layla is also pregnant and that can result in Poly kittens.

So again .. keep on checking and we keep you posted 😉

Vaskebjorns Layla P

Vaskebjorns Layla P

Amicellis Red Ice

Amicellis Red Ice

Birthday present

Hello everyone,

Yesterday was Anneke’s birthday. She got presents from the dogs, the cats and me of course. Charlotte decided that she wanted to give an extra birthday gift. After all the time we were waiting she decided to get into heat. We decided to bring her upstairs to meet Aswad, the father to be. Unfortunately nothing happened because Aswad thought she was to big. (Charlotte is almost 9 kilo) and therefore we brought her down again.

Then it happened again, Charlotte was walking around calling for a male and Red Ice decided that it was his turn. He is a bit young (9 months) but both he and Charlotte did not really mind 😉

In the meantime he did his trick a couple of times and he is not finished yet 😉

For us the waiting starts now. In 4 weeks we can see if Red Ice did his job well 😉

Amicellis Red Ice

Amicellis Red Ice

Dynamicats Charlottes Web

Dynamicats Charlottes Web

Dynamicats Banshee, the grand old lady and her subjects

Good evening everyone,

Past week at it was very good weather in Almere. As usual Banshee (13 years and 5 month old) was outside again. That is her most favorite occupation on a sunny day.

Dynamicats Banshee

Dynamicats Banshee

We also have a little pond since last weekend and you can imagine that that is very interesting for the cats. There is always movement and of course all kind of water plants that need rescuing.

Dynamicats Banshee

Dynamicats Banshee

Kaneeltje

Kaneeltje

Kaneeltje

Kaneeltje

And the other cats like to sit in some plant. They think the plants are a bit cold 😉

Red Ice

Red Ice

Zalika

Zalika

Red Ice’s emergency last week

Hello everyone,

Red Ice became terribly ill last week. He ended up being so ill, we thought he might not make it. It is a bit of long story with fortunately a happy ending.

Last week Tuesday Red Ice was a bit quiet. We thought he got scared form something because there was a lot of noise outside. He also started limping with one leg.

Wednesday he did not improve so we decided that we had to go to the vet. We were able to go there in the afternoon. The vet took a lot of time and could not find a reason for his limping. The decision was to give him some pain killers (Tolfedine) and antibiotics (Clavubactin). He also got two shots (painkiller and antibiotics). If he then would not improve they would make an x-ray on Thursday of the elbow.

Thursday morning he still was not better. Worse even, he was now limping with all 4 legs. That took care of the x-ray, but we got extremely worried.  We decided to go to the vet again and now 2 vets did the examination. They took a lot of time for it and the conclusion was that he most likely had an infection in all his joints. It looked like it was very painful and therefore they wanted to do a very thorough job. Both vets thought he might have poly-arthritis. So besides the medication he already had he got extra painkiller (Temgesic, which apparently is like morphine) and antibiotics (Metrazol). Because the vets did not know if the whole problem was caused by a virus or bacteria they also decided to give a medicine to reduce virus growth (L-Lysine). His health did not improve on Thursday though, so our worries did not get any less.

On Friday morning he still was not any better and stayed on the couch all day. Luckily we could convince him to eat something. The fact that he wanted to eat a little gave us a little hope. In the late afternoon / early evening he started moving a little more, but still not really convincing.

Saturday morning things looked a little better. He started eating more.  He also started walking a bit more although it did not look like much.

Sunday his situation improved even further. He had a reasonably good appetite and also walking was better, although was still sleeping most of the day.

And today, Monday, things looked really positive he walked around, ate a lot and also played with his toys and other cats. He also went outside in the garden and do some playing there. When it was time for his medicine, he also decided that he did not want them, which (in this case) is a good sign ;-). At the moment he is very tired and is sleeping on the couch again, but we do not mind because he was really active today

The list of all de medication he gets is at the moment.

  • 0.5 Metrazol 250mg – 1 time a day
  • 1 Tolfedine 6mg – 2 times a day
  • 1 Temgesic 0.2mg – 2 times a day
  • 1.6 Clavubactin 50mg – 2 times a day
  • L-Lysine Comp – 2 times a day
After today we are done with the Metrazol and the Tolfedine. We also think we can stop with the Temgesic, but want to discuss that with the vet first.
All in all we are satisfied with the progression and hope things keep improving.