Tuesday, February 01, 2011

COT: Au Update

Yesterday morning Au refused: roast chicken, chicken breast roll, scientific healthy biscuits, ordinary biscuits, the expensive healthy cat food, his favourite cat food, and salmon crunchy treats.  I was in despair.  At lunchtime he was interested in food but something seemed to stop him eating.  I gave him a few shreds of chicken and made him swallow it, just to make sure there was something in his tummy.

At 430PM his male survunt came home.  Au trotted upstairs and meowed for biscuits.  He then sat down and ate a whole bowlful of his regular crunchies.  An hour later he demanded cat food.  He refused the healthy stuff and his regular packet and demanded to try the free sample that came with Boris' biscuits.  Au at half the pack.  An hour after that he demanded more biscuits.

I hope I'm not premature in saying this but I think our kitty is back on his paws.  He ate biscuits and fish this morning, then went back to bed for a snooze.  He's been in the hall cupboard all week, so being out in the open is another good sign.

Here's an old pic of him; I didn't want to disturb our convalescent kitty with the flashy monster.

Thanks for all the advice and support.  Really, it's great to have it - especially when so many people around me tell me it's silly to have sleepless nights "because it's only a cat and not even a pedigree."    If it weren't for you, and the cat girls, I might have committed murder by now.

And thank goodness Momo is eating again, and Annie is pooping, but KC still seems shaky.  All the news is at the Cat Blogosphere, so do pop round and catch up on the mews.

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Angel Simba said...

Very happy to hear about Au eating so much better. I bet you wonder what the trouble was for that while.

Yes, isn't it comforting and helpful to be able to share ideas and reassurances and worries with other cat lovers.

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

That is very good news that Au is eating again. We hope he is soon completely back to normal.

Jans Funny Farm said...

Well, this is great. We love good news!

Brian said...

Way to go Au, keep it up my friend!!! Yes, the CB is so very wonderful!

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage said...

Khat SO love to work their humans!


BeadedTail said...

We're so happy that Au is eating his fuds again! And he is not "only a cat"! He is very special and much loved all around the world! Phooey on those people who don't understand that!

Unknown said...

Good news! Keep on getting better, Au. :)

Cat Chat With Caren and Cody (Caren Gittleman) said...

that is fantastic news! Yay Au!!!!

OMG I could just strangle people that would say "that is only a cat"....OMC they said "and not even a pedigree??" They wouldn't say that near ME!

Lorenza said...

Sure is a good sign that Au is eating now!
Paws still crossed here for him.
Take care
Kisses and hugs

Gemini and Ichiro said...

I am so glad you are eating again! YEAH!!!

Cat said...

YAY, we are so happy to hear that Au is eating again and behaving more normally. What a relief for you!!!

PS - don't listen to those awful people who say "he's just a cat" we understand that he is your baby :-)

Katnip Lounge said...

Sometimes we Cats just need our Dads to work up an appetite. Au, we are thrilled you're eating. Keep up the good work.
And to the stoopid nay-sayers: EVERY SINGLE LIFE is a miracle of 13.5 billion years in the making. So there.

meowmeowmans said...

Oh, Au, we are SO happy to hear you are eating again! :) We will keep purring and praying until you are all better!

Catsparella said...

Purr purr purr, Au!! Please get all better soon!

Splendid Little Stars said...

glad Au is eating again! What a relief!

I do NOT understand the phrase "only a cat!" Whatever are they thinking?!

Faythe said...

Good news! Au so happy to hear you are starting to eat & get back to your wonderful normal self. continue to heal well my furry friend :)
purrs & scritches.

lupie said...

It is a good sign that Au's starting to eat on his own.

We are all so very happy.
Still, we will continue to purr until he is all well!!!

Love ya lil' buddy!!

Lucky & Co

Boo-Bah AKA Iris said...

Au we are so happy to hear that you are eating again. We understand your mama's worries. Our mama does the same thing. It doesn't matter if there isn't a pedigree. A pedigree isn't needed to make a cat special.

Angel MoMo and Charlotte said...

Great to hear that Au is eating so well. MoMo is still stop/start.

Non cat lovers just don't understand the bond and atttachment that exist between a human and a kitty. "Only a cat" is a total insult. I just end the conversation there whenever I hear those words and change the topic.

Yes, there is a definite need of CB where people of the same wavelength can communicate.

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Au dear, don't scare your mom like that, OK? You keep well, you hear me?

"Only a cat"? Arrrggghhhhh.... gimme his/her address! I'll send the cat patrol over.

Barbara said...

Am so, so glad Au is nomming again. It's so worrying when they won't eat, you feel so helpless. 'There are no ordinary cats', only other cat people seem to understand this. Here's hoping he's a fat cat before long :O)

Gattina said...

I hate people who say it's "only" ! To me my cat's health is more important than the health of an aunt I hardly know ! My cats are family members just like the humans !

Hannah and Lucy said...

What great news to start the day - we have been doing our happy dance now that Au is eating well. He must be making up for all the meals that were missed.
Lots of luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Anonymous said...

Happy to hear Au has start eating. We pray for Au..

Jebat, Memon & Bellack

Mr Puddy said...

Hooray !!!! Au , you done well !!!!
And I still purrs for you to reach 100 % back to normal...Keep up a good work, AU


Teddy Westlife said...

Good boy Au. Stop freaking out your mum!

Everycat said...

That's it AU, you get nomming. But please, do it for both of your humans, humans are quite fragile and get terribly upset if you eat for one and not the other. Very pleased you are feeling better!

Whicky Wuudler

Kea said...

Mom Kim here: If he stops eating again (let's hope not), there's always the option of an appetite stimulant. The one Annie got is given every 3 days (ditto for the Admiral).

He's pooping okay, right? Not constipated? Because constipation will cause loss of appetite, as I have so recently learned. So will too-high a calcium level, by the way. Something I only found out last night and is not applicable to Annie. Not sure about Au.

I hate, hate, hate that so many so-called humans just don't get it...It's not "just" a cat, or dog or horse or whathaveyou. These are equal Beings (IMO) that we bring into our lives and are responsible for. They are our companions, our confidants, our *family*. Almost all the stress in my life is around my fur companions--and how to pay off the huge vet bills. LOL.

We love them unconditionally, we don't have the same expectations from fur family members that we do from human family members. Human to human love comes with conditions, but not so human to non-human love. I really think that love we have for them is purer than any other, unless perhaps for your human children (I don't have any, by choice).

So no one -- no one -- had better give any of us that cr*p about it being "just" a cat.

Cezar and Léia said...

Thanks for the news!
I'm purring here and sending love to little Au!
Be strong my sweet friend!

Sharon Wagner said...

Fish and biscits sound like kitty delight. Hopefully he'll be back on track now.

The Whiskeratti said...

1. We are very glad that Au is getting better!

2. You have the permission and encouragement of all three of us here to SLAP THE FURBALL right out of anyone who says such a thing to you again.

Anya said...

Fijn om te horen :-)
Ik ben zooooooo blij dat hij weer eet

Welterustrn allemaal
Kareltje =^.^= Betsie >^.^<

Angel Ginger Jasper said...

Firstly thank goodness that Au is improving.. Keep it up friend.. Secondly I could murder insensitive people that say "its only a cat"pedigree or otherwise a cat is not ONLY a cat it is our family, loving companion etc etc. They are not proper people in my eyes. Sorry for the rant but it so annoys me.. Keep improving Au and stop giving mum sleepless nights.. Hugs GJ x


We are so glad that Au is improving!
This is such good news.
Do not let anyone tell you he is "just a cat". Just a cat who has your heart and brings you joy, just a cat who gives unconditional love and expects nothing in return. No one who has taken a animal into their hearts could ever say a thing like that.


TorAa said...

Some times Cats and Food are unpredictible.
Guess we know....

How are you? Safe and sound?

Marie said...

So glad to hear that Au is eating once again -- and I can't imagine anyone having the heart to tell you that it's just a cat and you shouldn't loose sleep over him. People just don't understand how important they are and that they are part of our family!

Keep eating Au and feel better!

William the Orange suggests baby food -- when his tummy is upset that sometimes is the only thing he will eat and it's easy to digest also.


=^..^= said...

So happy Au is eating again! But what's all this rubbish about non-pedigrees vs pedigrees?! Pfffft! All kitties deserve love, pure-bred or not!!!

~Slash & Bronzy

catsynth said...

Glad to hear that Au seems to be doing better and has his "appetite" back :)

Sending him good healing thoughts so that he continues to recover.

Ginger said...

What idiots who comment, "It's only a cat (or any other 4 legged furry family member!!)!!