Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Au Is feeling Better

A month ago, Au had a chest cold.  He got over it, but his glands were swollen ten days ago.  I took him to the vet and Au was given antibiotics and RetroMAD.  The vets said the problem could be due to residual infection or a sign of cancer.

Today Au's glands are looking fine!  And he's eating like a pig and purring and playing and otherwise behaving like a healthy 14 year old boy.

He's changed in the last few months though.  Au is quite cuddly again, as if he were a kitten.  He sleeps next to me in bed at night, sits on my desk and asks for chin rubs on the hour, every hour.

Target is a little bit jealous but as Au is not a lap cat, Target can live with it.  Guido is his usual happy self.  He and Target wrestle and play all day long, which is exactly what we hoped for.

So it's all good news!  We're still celebrating Chinese New Year, so here's an old pic of Au and Target cuddling.  The new pic of them will be up on our Facebook page in a hour or two, and we'll be back to do the rounds and say hello to everyone in a few days. 

Gong Xi Fa Cai! May the Year of the Snake bring you prosperity, luck, health, love and laughter!

38 comments:

Brian said...

I am so happy that Au is doing better! That news makes for a Happy New Year!

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

Paws up for Au feeling better! Happy Chinese New Year!

BeadedTail said...

We're glad that Au is feeling better! Yay! Happy Chinese New Year too!

Mekkan said...

Hi! It's good to know AU is feeling better. I knew it in Facebook! Take care to all of you. I'm freezing here in Japan. It's cooooold.

The Island Cats said...

We're so glad Au is feeling better. Happy Chinese New Year to you all!!

Sam said...

We're glad that all is well at your house. There simply isn't anything better in the world than healthy, happy "kids". We wish you a Happy New Year and peace.

Mumsys Kitty Korner said...

Oh, we are so happy to hear the Au is doing better. Keep getting better and better sweetie. Enjoy your Chinese New Year. Hugs and nose kisses for all!

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Yeah Au! We are so glad you are feeling better!

Mr Puddy said...

Au, first reading I was shocked but after I know you are yourself now..such a relief ! But I do paws crossed for you.
And Happy Chinese New Year to you and your lovely family : )
xoxo

Random Felines said...

glad he is feeling better..... as mom's grandma used to say, getting old isn't for wimps :)

onebluedog said...

Yay, I am glad that Au is feeling better and enjoying some extra cuddling time!

Tamago said...

Au, I'm sorry you were not well, but so glad you are better now!
Happy Chinese New Year!!

Timmy Tomcat said...

Purrs of healing for Au!

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Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

I am so glad you are feeling better Au and Happy Chinese New Year!

Alice M said...

I am so happy Au! I hope you are back to normal with no other problems. I is so said to see an animal sick, and they cant talk to you and tell you what is wrong.
Happy Chinese New Year!
Alice and Foxy

catsynth said...

Glad to hear that Au is doing better. That picture with Target is very cute!

Gong Xi Fa Cai!

The Cat From Hell said...

Happy New Year! We miss living where there is a big Chinatown and can watch (and taste) ll the New Year Celebrations!
Kisses
Nellie

Gattina said...

Indeed, all good news ! the picture is adorable !

Cezar and Léia said...

wow fabulous news! I'm sending lots of purrs and love to sweet Au!
Love your picture!
Luna - We love LUNA

Mollie said...

That has to be the bestest news..Happy Chinese New year :) xx00xx

Mollie and Alfie

Hannah and Lucy said...

Happy Chinese New Year and we are so pleased to hear that Au is well again.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Donna Heber said...

Poor Au - I'm so glad he is feeling better. Happy Valentine's Day to you and the kitties!

The Chair Speaks said...

We're so glad Au's better.
Happy Valentine's Day!
Purrs and love from all of us!

meowmeowmans said...

That is fantastic news! We're so glad that Au is doing so much better. Happy Chinese New Year! :)

mythreemoggies said...

Good news you are getting better fur friend xxx

Oui Oui said...

Happy Valentine's Day! And Happy New Year as well! We hope you had a great day. That's wonderful news about Au!

Clooney said...

Thank goodness Au is feeling better! Purrs to Au and Happy Chinese New Year and Happy Valentine's!

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Happy New Year and Happy Valentine's Day! It's wonderful to hear such good news about your Au! Sending you love! ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

We are said...

We is so happy Au is doing better!! <3

Purrs,
Carmine and Milita

Mary said...

I'm so glad that all the cats are doing well. It's amazing how different their personalities can be. I can tell that they bring you great enjoyment. I hope you have a great weekend. Blessings...Mary

~CovertOperations78~ said...

So happy and relieved that Au is much better. Must meet up for a meal soon. But don't worry, I will not offer you anything steamed or boiled, hee hee.

Dennis the Vizsla said...

hello au its dennis the vizsla dog hay i am glad yoo ar feeling better!!! eeting and purring sownd like gud pastimes to me!!! wel eeting duz ennyway sinse i am a dog and do not purr ha ha ok bye

mythreemoggies said...

This is very good news xxx

Declan said...

I daresay extra chicken will sort him out... Deccy x

Declan said...

I daresay extra chicken will sort him out... Deccy x

Father Tom said...

Glad Au is better. Happy Chinese New Year and may the nip morsels be many!

Joyti said...

I hope you have a great year :)

Your cats are so cute, sleeping like that. My two sleep inches away from each other, but never tangled up like that (also, they are about six years apart in age...)

Katie Isabella said...

That is a dear phot of too precious loved boys.