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October 14, 2013

Cat Tales: Happy trails until we meet again

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LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. —

Peanut has used up three of her nine lives. I first rescued her when she was a kitten who had come into my yard from under the fence. She had a scar on her left eye and a small piece of a twig in her right cheek. I think she had been running through the bushes and got hurt that way. The vet said the scar would dry up and he removed the small twig.

The second time I saved her was when she climbed up a tree and almost hung herself on her leash. Luckily my sister was there and she’s very tall and was able to get her out of her leash. Peanut was lifeless. I thought she had broken her neck and was dead. My sister kept rubbing and shaking her because she thought that was what she was supposed to do. I immediately, out of instinct, cupped her little face with my hands and started blowing into her mouth. I did this once and nothing happened. When I did it again, she started moving a little. When I did it the third time, she started crying and I knew she was all right. The third time I save her was this bout with partial kidney failure.

The next cat who stayed in the hospital was 13-year-old Macy — for three days. He got out last Friday. He had been throwing up, but when he was in the hospital, he didn’t throw up once. He started throwing up the next day at home on Saturday morning. That afternoon, he threw up a 3-inch hairball that hadn’t shown up in an X-ray. He’s better now except for having diarrhea which I am treating with Albon.

I changed to a different litter hoping it will help.

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