Welcome to Ruis' new blog! Here he continues (photo-)writing about his Dutch cat- and dog family, online adventures with his friends and other things that come to mind. ~ the staff.

Feline Friday Time

Saturday, December 22, 2007

This looks like a normal day photo from me in the garden. But it is not. It is a photo taken this summer, and yes, in our garden (before the make-over). There was a little mouse under that stone, I was doing field work for CCSI and waited for hours to interrogate him about… haha… too much CCSI lately…haha.
Come on…, I am a cat! I simply wanted to catch the mouse and eat him… or her!


Unfortunately for me, the little mouse was rescued by the staff and released in the woods at the other side of the road.

The staff let me do this post, but only if I add that it’s Feline Friday Time at Steven’s (sometimes)photoblog and that you have to visit the handsome Pickle! You can join by leaving a link to your feline photo and/or story in his Feline Friday Time comments.

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Feline Friday Time with Gucci

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Almost 2 weeks ago Gucci (Linda’s cat, who lives temporarily with us) got very ill. He did not eat anymore, he was depressed and had lost muscle strength in his rear legs and hips.

We went with him to the VET right away! They did a blood test and the liver values were too high, also inside his ears and mouth he was yellow. Unfortunately that can mean many things — from a good with antibiotics treatable Cholangitis, the very serious, but still treatable Fatty Liver Disease, to some untreatable, deadly illnesses, and much more in between.

You need to do many different test to find the exact problem, because a failing liver does not mean that the problem has to be the liver itself. Also there are a few problems you simply can not test and will never find.

Gucci HATES the VET, and an x-ray, echo, or biopsy of the liver would give Gucci too much stress. So after the VET gave him fluids under the skin, he decided it was the best to start treating him with antibiotics and feed him by hand. The same day I started to tube feeding him every 3 hours with a high-energy, high-protein food. Every day we had contact with the VET, and after a week he started to eat a little by himself. Each day he ate more (only canned food), and although I am still tube feeding him, it’s only 3 times a day now. He is not yellow anymore and he run through the house again, wants to go outside and is more lively than he has ever been. He still has to get 2 weeks antibiotics and tube feeding as long as he eats not enough by himself.

Gucci was too fat when he came to us. Our cats can eat dry food 24h a day, but can run through the entire house and the backyard. Gucci was also used to dry food only, but because of stress (he moved to our home), more space and exercise he lost weight. Losing weight was good for his health, but it was too much and went too fast. It is still not 100% sure what caused his illness and the high liver values, so we are not sure he is going to be fully better, but we have hope! Gucci is improving every day, already gained some weight, and has a normal color. We still want to avoid any stress so if he not falls back, we go with him to the VET after the last antibiotics and we then do also a blood test again.

Let’s lighten up this post now with some funny photos of Gucci I took today! Does this looks like a terrible sick cat? 🙂





It is Feline Friday Time at Steven’s (sometimes)photoblog! Go to visit the return of Pickle cat. Join by leaving a link to your feline photo and/or story in his Feline Friday Time comments.

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Feline Friday with Odo and Dax

Friday, October 26, 2007

Yesterday we received photos of Odo and Dax in our mail. Some of you may remember them when they were little kittens, born in our home. They are littermates of Djenna and kids from Korenna. We posted photos of them on this blog before they went to their new home last April. Since then they live with our friend Joop and his 4 other cats.

Odo and Dax are 10 months old at the photos below.

It is Feline Friday Time at Steven’s (sometimes)photoblog! Go to see the handsome Pickle Harley and other Friday Felines. Join by leaving a link to your feline photo and/or story in his Feline Friday Time comments.

Dax & Odo
Dax (descendant of the famous Rex family of paper shredders) awaits a new document she can destroy and Odo protects Joop’s terrabytes.

Dax is no little kitten anymore, but she still has that naughty face.:)

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Feline Friday Beauty

Friday, October 19, 2007

The last picture of Mientje I posted was in June. And she is such a sweet and wonderful tabby cat, that today she is our Feline Friday Beauty.

It is Feline Friday Time! For more Friday Felines or if you want to share your cat photo/story, visit Steven’s (sometimes)photoblog.

PS – Friday is Ruis’s day off.


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Feline Friday Time with Korenna

Saturday, October 13, 2007

It is Feline Friday Time!! Korenna shows the new chair they got on World Animal Day. It is in fact a children’s chair but we loved the colors and the kitty size. The cats love it too and are standing in a row to be the next one to sleep in it.

Visit Steven’s (sometimes)photoblog for a new Friday photo of Pickle and other Friday Felines!


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