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Old May 8th 04, 12:47 AM
dgk
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Default What's wrong with Jackie Cat?

Jackie has arrived! I took her home from the pet store on approval. If
it works out then I have to pay them the adoption fee and collect the
papers.

I really don't need a third cat. Espy and Nipsy are enough. But I saw
her sitting in the cage last week and just shook my head, knowing that
disaster was now impending. Today I brought her home and she is in the
Cat Introduction Room where all my cats have started their existence
with me.

This one was a bit different though. No hiding under the bed for two
days like the others. She came out of the carrier and marched around
the room investigating everything. Rubbing me, back to investigating.
Espy and Nipsy are outside the door sniffing like mad.

Well, here's the problem, and the reason I took her. She is around 12
years old or so (maybe, who really knows?). She weighs perhaps three
pounds or four. All skin and bones, and not a lot of those. I can feel
every one. Fur is not healthy looking but no gaping holes. Frankly, I
hoped to make her last year or so a comfortable one, hopefully not too
expensive for me.

I just fed her. She eats like a horse. Every last bit of the wet food
and some of the dry. Like she hasn't been fed in a week. But she has
been fed. The folks at the store told me that she eats like a horse.
Now verified.

Thyroid? Cancer? I can't believe a cat with cancer would eat like
this. I guess that means thyroid. She apparently doesn't throw up. I
didn't ask but they would likely have mentioned it. Maybe IBD but no
sign from either end, so far.

This is one delightful purring cat. Sort of browish tigerish looking.
Pure alleycat. No fancy breeds in this one. I hope she is ok. I can
handle thyroid treatments if necessary. I think that is the best that
we can hope for.

I pressured my vet into giving us an appointment tomorrow so I can get
their impression. I'll write after the vet visit.


dgk


  #2  
Old May 8th 04, 01:15 AM
Cathy Friedmann
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"dgk" wrote in message
...
Jackie has arrived! I took her home from the pet store on approval. If
it works out then I have to pay them the adoption fee and collect the
papers.

I really don't need a third cat. Espy and Nipsy are enough. But I saw
her sitting in the cage last week and just shook my head, knowing that
disaster was now impending. Today I brought her home and she is in the
Cat Introduction Room where all my cats have started their existence
with me.

This one was a bit different though. No hiding under the bed for two
days like the others. She came out of the carrier and marched around
the room investigating everything. Rubbing me, back to investigating.
Espy and Nipsy are outside the door sniffing like mad.

Well, here's the problem, and the reason I took her. She is around 12
years old or so (maybe, who really knows?). She weighs perhaps three
pounds or four. All skin and bones, and not a lot of those. I can feel
every one. Fur is not healthy looking but no gaping holes. Frankly, I
hoped to make her last year or so a comfortable one, hopefully not too
expensive for me.

I just fed her. She eats like a horse. Every last bit of the wet food
and some of the dry. Like she hasn't been fed in a week. But she has
been fed. The folks at the store told me that she eats like a horse.
Now verified.

Thyroid? Cancer? I can't believe a cat with cancer would eat like
this. I guess that means thyroid. She apparently doesn't throw up. I
didn't ask but they would likely have mentioned it. Maybe IBD but no
sign from either end, so far.

This is one delightful purring cat. Sort of browish tigerish looking.
Pure alleycat. No fancy breeds in this one. I hope she is ok. I can
handle thyroid treatments if necessary. I think that is the best that
we can hope for.

I pressured my vet into giving us an appointment tomorrow so I can get
their impression. I'll write after the vet visit.


dgk


My personal bets are on her being hyperthyroid. Combo of her being a senior
cat, huge appetite, yet way too thin. Yes, let us know what the thinks,
results of her bw, etc. I hope it's just hyper-T & that some
Tapazole/methimazole will slow down her metabolism & put some meat on her
bones. She sounds like a lovely cat.

Cathy

--
"Staccato signals of constant information..."
("The Boy in the Bubble") Paul Simon



  #3  
Old May 8th 04, 01:15 AM
Cathy Friedmann
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"dgk" wrote in message
...
Jackie has arrived! I took her home from the pet store on approval. If
it works out then I have to pay them the adoption fee and collect the
papers.

I really don't need a third cat. Espy and Nipsy are enough. But I saw
her sitting in the cage last week and just shook my head, knowing that
disaster was now impending. Today I brought her home and she is in the
Cat Introduction Room where all my cats have started their existence
with me.

This one was a bit different though. No hiding under the bed for two
days like the others. She came out of the carrier and marched around
the room investigating everything. Rubbing me, back to investigating.
Espy and Nipsy are outside the door sniffing like mad.

Well, here's the problem, and the reason I took her. She is around 12
years old or so (maybe, who really knows?). She weighs perhaps three
pounds or four. All skin and bones, and not a lot of those. I can feel
every one. Fur is not healthy looking but no gaping holes. Frankly, I
hoped to make her last year or so a comfortable one, hopefully not too
expensive for me.

I just fed her. She eats like a horse. Every last bit of the wet food
and some of the dry. Like she hasn't been fed in a week. But she has
been fed. The folks at the store told me that she eats like a horse.
Now verified.

Thyroid? Cancer? I can't believe a cat with cancer would eat like
this. I guess that means thyroid. She apparently doesn't throw up. I
didn't ask but they would likely have mentioned it. Maybe IBD but no
sign from either end, so far.

This is one delightful purring cat. Sort of browish tigerish looking.
Pure alleycat. No fancy breeds in this one. I hope she is ok. I can
handle thyroid treatments if necessary. I think that is the best that
we can hope for.

I pressured my vet into giving us an appointment tomorrow so I can get
their impression. I'll write after the vet visit.


dgk


My personal bets are on her being hyperthyroid. Combo of her being a senior
cat, huge appetite, yet way too thin. Yes, let us know what the thinks,
results of her bw, etc. I hope it's just hyper-T & that some
Tapazole/methimazole will slow down her metabolism & put some meat on her
bones. She sounds like a lovely cat.

Cathy

--
"Staccato signals of constant information..."
("The Boy in the Bubble") Paul Simon



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Old May 8th 04, 01:32 AM
Karen Chuplis
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in article , Cathy Friedmann at
wrote on 5/7/04 7:15 PM:

"dgk" wrote in message
...
Jackie has arrived! I took her home from the pet store on approval. If
it works out then I have to pay them the adoption fee and collect the
papers.

I really don't need a third cat. Espy and Nipsy are enough. But I saw
her sitting in the cage last week and just shook my head, knowing that
disaster was now impending. Today I brought her home and she is in the
Cat Introduction Room where all my cats have started their existence
with me.

This one was a bit different though. No hiding under the bed for two
days like the others. She came out of the carrier and marched around
the room investigating everything. Rubbing me, back to investigating.
Espy and Nipsy are outside the door sniffing like mad.

Well, here's the problem, and the reason I took her. She is around 12
years old or so (maybe, who really knows?). She weighs perhaps three
pounds or four. All skin and bones, and not a lot of those. I can feel
every one. Fur is not healthy looking but no gaping holes. Frankly, I
hoped to make her last year or so a comfortable one, hopefully not too
expensive for me.

I just fed her. She eats like a horse. Every last bit of the wet food
and some of the dry. Like she hasn't been fed in a week. But she has
been fed. The folks at the store told me that she eats like a horse.
Now verified.

Thyroid? Cancer? I can't believe a cat with cancer would eat like
this. I guess that means thyroid. She apparently doesn't throw up. I
didn't ask but they would likely have mentioned it. Maybe IBD but no
sign from either end, so far.

This is one delightful purring cat. Sort of browish tigerish looking.
Pure alleycat. No fancy breeds in this one. I hope she is ok. I can
handle thyroid treatments if necessary. I think that is the best that
we can hope for.

I pressured my vet into giving us an appointment tomorrow so I can get
their impression. I'll write after the vet visit.


dgk


My personal bets are on her being hyperthyroid. Combo of her being a senior
cat, huge appetite, yet way too thin. Yes, let us know what the thinks,
results of her bw, etc. I hope it's just hyper-T & that some
Tapazole/methimazole will slow down her metabolism & put some meat on her
bones. She sounds like a lovely cat.

Cathy

--
"Staccato signals of constant information..."
("The Boy in the Bubble") Paul Simon



Indeed. And how nice of you to take in an older kitty. Keep us posted!

  #5  
Old May 8th 04, 01:32 AM
Karen Chuplis
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in article , Cathy Friedmann at
wrote on 5/7/04 7:15 PM:

"dgk" wrote in message
...
Jackie has arrived! I took her home from the pet store on approval. If
it works out then I have to pay them the adoption fee and collect the
papers.

I really don't need a third cat. Espy and Nipsy are enough. But I saw
her sitting in the cage last week and just shook my head, knowing that
disaster was now impending. Today I brought her home and she is in the
Cat Introduction Room where all my cats have started their existence
with me.

This one was a bit different though. No hiding under the bed for two
days like the others. She came out of the carrier and marched around
the room investigating everything. Rubbing me, back to investigating.
Espy and Nipsy are outside the door sniffing like mad.

Well, here's the problem, and the reason I took her. She is around 12
years old or so (maybe, who really knows?). She weighs perhaps three
pounds or four. All skin and bones, and not a lot of those. I can feel
every one. Fur is not healthy looking but no gaping holes. Frankly, I
hoped to make her last year or so a comfortable one, hopefully not too
expensive for me.

I just fed her. She eats like a horse. Every last bit of the wet food
and some of the dry. Like she hasn't been fed in a week. But she has
been fed. The folks at the store told me that she eats like a horse.
Now verified.

Thyroid? Cancer? I can't believe a cat with cancer would eat like
this. I guess that means thyroid. She apparently doesn't throw up. I
didn't ask but they would likely have mentioned it. Maybe IBD but no
sign from either end, so far.

This is one delightful purring cat. Sort of browish tigerish looking.
Pure alleycat. No fancy breeds in this one. I hope she is ok. I can
handle thyroid treatments if necessary. I think that is the best that
we can hope for.

I pressured my vet into giving us an appointment tomorrow so I can get
their impression. I'll write after the vet visit.


dgk


My personal bets are on her being hyperthyroid. Combo of her being a senior
cat, huge appetite, yet way too thin. Yes, let us know what the thinks,
results of her bw, etc. I hope it's just hyper-T & that some
Tapazole/methimazole will slow down her metabolism & put some meat on her
bones. She sounds like a lovely cat.

Cathy

--
"Staccato signals of constant information..."
("The Boy in the Bubble") Paul Simon



Indeed. And how nice of you to take in an older kitty. Keep us posted!

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Old May 8th 04, 02:38 AM
MacCandace
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I pressured my vet into giving us an appointment tomorrow so I can get
their impression. I'll write after the vet visit.

dgk

You're so nice to take her in. I hope it works out and that hyper-t is all she
has. Maybe I missed an earlier thread but why was she in a pet store?


Candace
(take the litter out before replying by e-mail)

See my cats:
http://photos.yahoo.com/maccandace

"One does not meet oneself until one catches the reflection from an eye other
than human." (Loren Eisely)
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Old May 8th 04, 02:38 AM
MacCandace
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I pressured my vet into giving us an appointment tomorrow so I can get
their impression. I'll write after the vet visit.

dgk

You're so nice to take her in. I hope it works out and that hyper-t is all she
has. Maybe I missed an earlier thread but why was she in a pet store?


Candace
(take the litter out before replying by e-mail)

See my cats:
http://photos.yahoo.com/maccandace

"One does not meet oneself until one catches the reflection from an eye other
than human." (Loren Eisely)
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Old May 8th 04, 02:47 AM
Cat Protector
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That was very good of you to take this cat in. Even special needs cats
deserve a good and loving home.

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"dgk" wrote in message
...
Jackie has arrived! I took her home from the pet store on approval. If
it works out then I have to pay them the adoption fee and collect the
papers.

I really don't need a third cat. Espy and Nipsy are enough. But I saw
her sitting in the cage last week and just shook my head, knowing that
disaster was now impending. Today I brought her home and she is in the
Cat Introduction Room where all my cats have started their existence
with me.

This one was a bit different though. No hiding under the bed for two
days like the others. She came out of the carrier and marched around
the room investigating everything. Rubbing me, back to investigating.
Espy and Nipsy are outside the door sniffing like mad.

Well, here's the problem, and the reason I took her. She is around 12
years old or so (maybe, who really knows?). She weighs perhaps three
pounds or four. All skin and bones, and not a lot of those. I can feel
every one. Fur is not healthy looking but no gaping holes. Frankly, I
hoped to make her last year or so a comfortable one, hopefully not too
expensive for me.

I just fed her. She eats like a horse. Every last bit of the wet food
and some of the dry. Like she hasn't been fed in a week. But she has
been fed. The folks at the store told me that she eats like a horse.
Now verified.

Thyroid? Cancer? I can't believe a cat with cancer would eat like
this. I guess that means thyroid. She apparently doesn't throw up. I
didn't ask but they would likely have mentioned it. Maybe IBD but no
sign from either end, so far.

This is one delightful purring cat. Sort of browish tigerish looking.
Pure alleycat. No fancy breeds in this one. I hope she is ok. I can
handle thyroid treatments if necessary. I think that is the best that
we can hope for.

I pressured my vet into giving us an appointment tomorrow so I can get
their impression. I'll write after the vet visit.


dgk




  #9  
Old May 8th 04, 02:47 AM
Cat Protector
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That was very good of you to take this cat in. Even special needs cats
deserve a good and loving home.

--
Panther TEK: Staying On Top Of All Your Computer Needs!
www.members.cox.net/catprotector/panthertek

Cat Galaxy: All Cats, All The Time!
www.catgalaxymedia.com
"dgk" wrote in message
...
Jackie has arrived! I took her home from the pet store on approval. If
it works out then I have to pay them the adoption fee and collect the
papers.

I really don't need a third cat. Espy and Nipsy are enough. But I saw
her sitting in the cage last week and just shook my head, knowing that
disaster was now impending. Today I brought her home and she is in the
Cat Introduction Room where all my cats have started their existence
with me.

This one was a bit different though. No hiding under the bed for two
days like the others. She came out of the carrier and marched around
the room investigating everything. Rubbing me, back to investigating.
Espy and Nipsy are outside the door sniffing like mad.

Well, here's the problem, and the reason I took her. She is around 12
years old or so (maybe, who really knows?). She weighs perhaps three
pounds or four. All skin and bones, and not a lot of those. I can feel
every one. Fur is not healthy looking but no gaping holes. Frankly, I
hoped to make her last year or so a comfortable one, hopefully not too
expensive for me.

I just fed her. She eats like a horse. Every last bit of the wet food
and some of the dry. Like she hasn't been fed in a week. But she has
been fed. The folks at the store told me that she eats like a horse.
Now verified.

Thyroid? Cancer? I can't believe a cat with cancer would eat like
this. I guess that means thyroid. She apparently doesn't throw up. I
didn't ask but they would likely have mentioned it. Maybe IBD but no
sign from either end, so far.

This is one delightful purring cat. Sort of browish tigerish looking.
Pure alleycat. No fancy breeds in this one. I hope she is ok. I can
handle thyroid treatments if necessary. I think that is the best that
we can hope for.

I pressured my vet into giving us an appointment tomorrow so I can get
their impression. I'll write after the vet visit.


dgk




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Old May 8th 04, 03:47 AM
dgk
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On 08 May 2004 01:38:46 GMT, itter (MacCandace)
wrote:

I pressured my vet into giving us an appointment tomorrow so I can get
their impression. I'll write after the vet visit.

dgk

You're so nice to take her in. I hope it works out and that hyper-t is all she
has. Maybe I missed an earlier thread but why was she in a pet store?


Candace
(take the litter out before replying by e-mail)

See my cats:
http://photos.yahoo.com/maccandace

"One does not meet oneself until one catches the reflection from an eye other
than human." (Loren Eisely)


There actually was a brief thread about a week ago. I was hoping that
someone would talk me out of taking her. Some chance of that happening
here.

She was in a rescue home with 28 other cats and the guy got too sick
to care for them. But it was apparently much longer ago than I had
thought. Someone at the store mentioned that they had had her for a
year or so, but in the back. I'm not really sure what the deal is.

When I saw her she was in a big cage with maybe 8 other cats. Just
sitting on top of something, watching the other cats. I couldn't
believe what a rag-a-muffin she was.
 




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