Thursday, July 17, 2008

Thursday Thirteen - Edition 53

We've had a busy week around here. Here's 13 miscellaneous things that have happened:

1. Last weekend, we all got 'tocks troubles again. hee hee

2. On Monday, we all had to go to the V-E-T. You should've seen it. Mama had two cat carriers and Titus on a leash. Normally, Daddy goes with her if more than one of us has to go, but he couldn't this time. She doesn't recommend doing this by yourself. But we were all super good, so it worked out. She did have to take a nap when we got home though.

3. At the V-E-T, Titus got a ::whispers:: rectal exam. He doesn't want to talk about it. But Mama says that Dr P says that his 'tocks felt ok. (As a side note, Mama and Dr P both kept apologizing to him, but he wasn't buying it. hee hee) EG and I only had to supply a sample (which Mama collected at home) for a very special test. The technical name is a diarrhea panel super special parasitic poo test. Because our poo is super special.

4. We had no internets for a squillion days, so the cable guys came out to check it. Daddy thought that maybe somekitty (NOT ME!!!) had chewed something again, but it turns out the problem was at the pole outside. They fixed up our internets and now we can visit all of our friends again (if Mama cooperates).

5. I, Tazo, have been hiding under the cedar chest a lot this week. In addition to the askeery cable guys tromping through the house, there's also been a askeery guy working on the floor in one of the bedrooms. Daddy says he's super nice and has kitties of his own, but I'm not buying it.

6. EG has been snoopervising all the activity in the house this week. He was pretty pleased with the work of the cable guys. He would've done some stuff a little differently, like maybe chased some birdies in the yard or climbed a tree instead of walking straight to the utility pole in the back yard. But overall, he says they did a good job.

7. Here's EG checking out the floor guy's work. I am a little hesitant because I think that the askeery floor guy might still be in there. But he wasn't.

Here's a picture of the new floor. Please excuse the ugly pipe. Daddy will put the cover back on sometime soon. Mama is very excited about the floor. She really likes it. She thinks it's a huge improvement over the ugly linoleum that was in there before.

8. We've been getting a yucky, probiotic paste twice a day, every day this week. It's supposed to get squirted in our mouths, but Mama has given up and just smeared it on our feets. We think it's rude. Mama keeps telling us that it doesn't taste too bad (because she got to taste it involuntarily - hee hee!), but we're not buying it.

9. We got the results of our diarrhea panel super special parasitic poo test. We have giardia. Mama is very relieved that we have a diagnosis, yet very sad that she has to continue to scrub the litterboxes every day. And give us medicines. Twice a day. Hahahahahaha! Titus' 'tocks test was negative but he's being treated for giardia, too, because he probably has it from when he went litterbox surfing a couple of weeks ago.

10. Daddy keeps saying that we have the G*hirardelli squirts instead of the H*ershey squirts. Hahahahahaha!

11. Mama got to laugh and laugh at Dr P last night when Dr P told her to use plastic litter box liners so that she didn't have to scrub out the litterboxes every day. Mama told her that she can't use the liners because EG eats them. Dr P started laughing and agreed that Mama shouldn't use them because she doesn't want EG to have more tummy surgery. hee hee

12. Mama broke down last night and bought a package of cardboardy litterbox liners. She's hoping that we cooperate. We may, or we may not. Stay tuned.

Here is a picture of me helping Mama with litterbox doody duty. EG says I don't quite have the right idea. You mean these boxes aren't for sleeping?

13. Mama has been apologizing to me this week because everyone at the V-E-T keeps pronouncing my name wrong. Mama keeps telling them it's "TAH zoh" like taco with a "z" but they keep saying it with a short a sound like in taxi or worse yet, "TEH zoh." That one made Daddy giggle a little bit. I don't care what they call me as long as I don't have to go back there for a long, long time.

Happy Thursday!


  1. the floor looks nice. we is sorry that you are still hafing 'tocks troubles. how does a kitty get that giardia?

  2. 13. They must not be tea drinkers at the vet. If you are TEH zo, then maybe the lazer beam in your eyes are tazers.

    Hope you all feel better soon!

  3. Ah yes....I had that as a kitten. Oh man....I feel for your humans with the stench! The LL had to clorox my box daily and gave me those horrible mouth-frothy pills. ICK!!! Luckily I was still confined in my isolation room so the boys didn't get it. Good luck! It'll be better when its gone.


  4. Wow! Your poor furries and your 'tocks probs. I hope it all gets better soon!

  5. We're so sorry you guys are still having trouble -- but are glad you got a diagnosis & now maybe you can get cured. Sounds like lots of excitement at your house with the askeery cable guys and floor guy. But, the floor looks fantastic!

  6. Your new floor looks so nice! We used to use that litter but it didn't work well in our automatic litter pan. We are now in a heat wave so we are limited to only a short time on the deck....there is no way mommy could handle taking all "6" of us to the vet at one time!!!=^Y^=Setzer

  7. Preety floors! We had floors like that when we lived in Florida. They we super duper speedy for Thundering Herd of Elephants! Our house in Georgia has carpeting and nobody likes it, least of all us.

    Sorry about the 'tocks attacks again. But at least this time you know what it is and it should be all Okie Dokie soon.

  8. Oh my goodness, I am exhausted just reading about your list!

    You sure have a pretty new floor.

    It's a good thing you went to the doctor because giardia is yucky!

  9. How on earth did you kitties get giardia?? Have you been drinking from the toilet? not sure if that might be the way... or a puddle? the birdbath?
    Tahzo, you look very nice in those boxes. I want one now! It looks like a great napping spot.
    If you remember, Pierro brought the giardia in this house and I had to take the meds too. It was disgusting.

    I hope all of you have a soothing day...
    rest your butts!


  10. Gee whiz!! You did have a busy week !! Cable fixes,floors Vet visits!!!!! Bet you're glad it's almost over!! Mom uses newspapers for our litterboxes ;)
    Purrs Mickey

  11. wow ... dat'zza lotta stuff happenin in one week. now wunder yer mom needza nap.
    sorry to heer abowt all da tock problumz ... da noo boxez look comfy, tho.
    da floor lookz grate!

  12. Your new floor looks great. Bet it will be good for chasing around on. We hope your tocks trubbles are all cleared up soon.
    Phew after reading how busy you've all been, now we need to take a nap.

  13. hehe on misprononsing yur name, Tazo. a lady at my vet's called me Chairman MOO when I went there to have my walnuts remooved last year. I'm not a COW!

    We hope yur tocks trubbles get cleared up furry furry soon.

    Them litterboxie linurs look like great places fur naps!

    Kittyhugs and purrs from MaoMao!

    ps - Dorydoo's sendin lots and lots of whiskie kissies to EG and she hopes his tocks are doin bettur soon!

  14. Oh mancat ... I sure hope everything clears up soon and your mama doesn't have to do all that work!

  15. I would so bite on those cardboardy things. Aren't you the least bit tempted?

    Love the floor!

  16. Giardia is a really crappy (no pun intended...or was it) bacteria. Dey just had an outbreak at da shelter and mom has spent hours and hours der cleaning litter boxes and scrubbing da kitty condo rooms.

  17. Sorry to hear you have giardia. :( We had it (Merlin brought it with him when he moved here) and it's no fun. We hope you feel better soon!

  18. Hmm, that sounds like quite a week. I think I will pass. You can keep it. The floor looks very nice. Hardwood is better than linoleum any day mom says.


  19. your mommie's floor is uber nice as my granddaughter would say! and i hope your tocks get better soon cause the medicine sucks!

    smiles, auntie bee

  20. I'll bet everybody's just plain tired of poop! I sure hope that bio-pastey stuff kills the g-critters fast!

  21. OMDawg! Giardia sux da big one. Bless yur hearts and yur Mom's hart too.

    Floor looks purty.

    Luf, Us


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