Saturday, May 26, 2012

Tutu Has A Friend and Bernie Update

Tutu is doing very very well, and is now allowed to run around for a few minutes, several times a day. But she isn't allowed to climb until she gets the go ahead from the vet (her next vet visit is around the first week of June).

Maddie is the same age as Tutu (4+ months) and was rescued off a busy street as a very very young kitten by her pawrents. Her pawrents want her to socialize with her own kind and while Maddie was a little wary of the adult cats, she has found a playmate in Tutu (and vice versa) when she comes for boarding!

As they are still warming up to each other, their "play" consist of some chasing (usually Tutu does the chasing - she's like a little gangster!) and lots of Halloween Cat hops. There's no physical contact...yet.  :)

Tutu : Well, well....who do we have here?
Maddie : Eeeeek! Don't sneak up like that!
Tutu : Okay, okay...let's start over. Is this better?
Maddie : Definitely! Now, ready, steady.....GO!
Tutu : AND OFF I GO!
This picture of Tutu just makes me laugh and laugh
Kittens testing the boundaries
Bernie update : The abcess on Bernie's toe just won't clear up with the antibiotics (it was also very painful) so to prevent it from spreading and getting worst, the decision was made to amputate his foot at the mid-femur yesterday (Friday). While this might seem drastic, his foot also had nerve damage and he was dragging it around so it made a lot of sense to have it removed. He came home right after the surgery and is doing very well as a tripod bunny. We have placed carpet on the ground so he has better traction and also soft towels to prevent sores from developing on his good foot. Oh, and we help scratch his left side and left ear (and keep it clean).  He is eating, drinking, pooping and peeing so all is well. Some prayers that the incision heals without a hitch would be appreciated!  :) 

Bernie : I can't see, but something seem to be missing....yup, the PAIN!
Mommy : In this photo, he isn't wearing his e-collar because I wanted to give him an opportunity to groom himself. He'll be in the collar until the wound has healed (when I'm not around to keep an eye on him)

40 comments:

Molly The Wally said...

Hi! Great news about Tutu and my paws are crossed for Bernie too. Have a lovely weekend.
Best wishes Molly

Marg said...

TuTu you look like you are feeling no pain what so ever. You and Maddie are hysterical. That is one funny picture of you TuTu
Bernie, we are so sorry you had to have your foot cut off but it probably is the best. We sure are sending many purrs for that leg to heal just fine. I bet the pain is gone. You sure have a most wonderful Mom to take such good care of you. Have a great week end.

~*Connie*~ said...

Looks like TuTu and Cherry are members of the same dance club :)

So impressed by the decision to amputate Bernie's foot. I love it when "throw away" pets find such wonderful homes to care for them. Nose nuzzles that you heal up right quick Bernie!

Hannah and Lucy said...

Tutu and Maddie looks as though they are having a great game - bet they'll both be napping soon! We're sorry to hear about Bernie's foot but it is much better to be done now rather than "later". We bet he'll be back to his usual sef in the blin of an eye.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Random Felines said...

purrs to Bernie - sometimes the hard decisions end up being for the best. :)

Yeah for Tutu - it is good to have friends...

The Island Cats said...

We're so glad Tutu is doing better and now has a furiend to play with. Those pictures are so cute!!

And we are purring for Bernie. We hope he heals quickly and adjusts well.

Brian said...

I love the Tutu and pal pics! Oh poor Bernie, I hope the pain goes away quickly and happy hopping returns!

Gattina said...

The picture of Tutu with her big green eyes is really too funny and the two warriors below made me laugh too !

Poor Bernie, but I think you took the right decision, it's better to hopple on 3 legs without pain !

Rykers Boyz n Allie said...

Oh my CAT! Mommy's been sick so we're just catching up - we didz not know about Bernie - paw prayers that he heals well and fast!

Fuzzy Tales said...

Those photos of Tutu and Maddie made our mom laugh, thank you. Priceless. LOL.

Loud healing purrs to Bernie! We agree, better to have the leg off and be okay on three legs!

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Bernie darl,
Purrrrayers from six felines for you. Hope you'll heal fast.

As for you Tutu...my oh my! I fear those green laser eyes and puffed up tail...eeekkkk....har har har *evil laughs* Enjoy Maddie's company, OK? Hmmm....somehow I think Maddie looks like me.... purrr....meow!

Katie Isabella said...

Tutu and Maddie..these are priceless and how I would love to see the ahalloween hops. Those are the most charmng of all kittie movements to me.

Bernie darling sweet little one..you are without pain..mommy is watching out for you and you and the rest of the furred family are so fortunate that you have your momma and daddy to look after you the way they do. All of you are greatly blessed. I am too by knowing you each one..human and furry. xoxoxoxo

Katie Isabella said...

Tutu and Maddie..these are priceless and how I would love to see the ahalloween hops. Those are the most charmng of all kittie movements to me.

Bernie darling sweet little one..you are without pain..mommy is watching out for you and you and the rest of the furred family are so fortunate that you have your momma and daddy to look after you the way they do. All of you are greatly blessed. I am too by knowing you each one..human and furry. xoxoxoxo

BeadedTail said...

The photos of Tutu and Maddie made us all giggle! We're glad Tutu is better and hope she gets the okay to climb again at her next vet visit!

Bernie, we hope you heal up quickly! We're glad you're free from pain and are getting around very well as a tripod!

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Darling Tutu an dher buddy are aborable and hilarious!!

I'll bet Bernie feels so much better! He'll do great with all your loving care XOXOXO

Rumpydog said...

I hope Bernie heals quickly from his surgery. As for the kitties... what great fun!

Tamago said...

Hi Tutu, we are so happy you are doing so much better!! And how nice you can run around several times a day :-) The photo of "Off I go!" makes me laugh and laugh too!
We are so sorry Bernie's foot had to be removed. But glad he is no longer in pain. We hope he will heal soon and be able to hop around.

Lucy the Cat said...

Tutu and Maddie are just so cute. I really enjoyed these pictures and I'm glad Tutu is doing better!

I'm so sorry to hear about Bernie! If he's in no longer in pain, then that's a blessing. Yes, I really hope his incision will heal without any problems. Please make sure he gets lots of bananas.

p.s. I love the cat tree in your last post!

Berts Blog said...

All in all, it is a day of good news. Tutu looks so very good and happy, and Bernie, we are so sorry about your missing appendage but I bet it is worth it, not having the pain and all.

We will pray for a quick jump back to health.

Love
bert

Avalons Garden and Mewsings of Garden Cottage Cats said...

Mieow Efuryone ^..^ we so glad you doin so much better Sweet Tutu, and you even haz a furend now too :))))))...... Oh and poor sweet Bernie, we sooooo sorry about you little foot :((, but we gladz you haz no pain. we will purray furry hard fur you so you haz no infecshun ^..^
We sending purrz & purrayerz ~ soft kittie kissez too ^..^ x6 +1 ♥♥xoxoxoxox♥♥

Nola said...

Poor Bernie!! Paws crossed
Nola

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

the photos are soooo cute of Tutu and Maddie and can't wait to see how they progress. I am so happy that Tutu is doing better! Sending healing purrs and prayers for poor Bernie...((((hugs)))) too!

Willow said...

Tutu you have a bundle of tortie purrsonality with your running and playtime with your new furiend Maddie.

Sorry that Bernie lost a paw, but I am glad that he is doing so well as a tripod bunny. Keep on sending purrs for him in recovery.

Kjelle Bus said...

Me and my mom to laughed when we saw the picture on Tutu ( and off I go) photo :)
Sorry to hear that Bernie lost his paw :( But as you say it´s surelly whas the best to do for him.

Katie Isabella said...

How is sweet Bernie today? Me and mom have thought about him all day. xoxox

Meg said...

Sending best thoughts for Tutu and Bernie!

He is the sweetest bunny.

Joy E. Saga said...

You can use Active Manuka Honey to heal the wound. It's better than antibiotics.

The Purr Diaries said...

So glad that Tutu is continuing to improve and we hope Bernie continues to do the same! xo

ABBY said...

Tutu
You bring us such joy and we can't help but find happiness in seeing two kittens playing. We are so glad Bernie is doing better. Mom says she feels that animals do a whole lot better than humans do adversity.

We will keep purrin for both of you.
purrs
>^,,^<
♥Abby♥Boo♥Ping♥Jinx♥Grace♥

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Just dropping by to say hello and hope all the patients are doing well! XOXOXO

The Cat From Hell said...

It looks like Tutu and Maddie is going to be good buddies and me is purraying that thing keeps going good with Bernie!
Kisses
Nellie

Oui Oui said...

TuTu looks like she is having the time of hr life! Kittens are so much fun! No one would believe she had been through all the trauma she endured. Poor Bernie, we wish he had done as well as TuTu. We are purring for him, hoping the worst is behind him now.

Oui Oui said...

TuTu looks like she is having the time of hr life! Kittens are so much fun! No one would believe she had been through all the trauma she endured. Poor Bernie, we wish he had done as well as TuTu. We are purring for him, hoping the worst is behind him now.

caspersmom said...

How sweet are the Furries of Whisppy. Love this group. They are all so cute. I am sending prayers up that Bernie's wound will heal with no complications.

I want to thank you so much for sending your loads of purrs and calming vibes for us in Casper's passing. It was really appreciated. Thank you again.

haopee said...

Tripod Bunny Rocks, Bernie! Don't worry, I think having that leg amputated will make you feel better for a long long time.

By the way, I see Tutu seems to be up and running. You all get better now, okay?

Huggies and Cheese,

Haopee

Roo said...

Really luv Tutu's 'Off I Go' photo too :) Bet they'll be tumbling together soon :) Glad Bernie's pain is gone. Sending massive healin vibes that the incision heals pawfectly! :)

Waggin at ya,
Roo

unikorna said...

I am soo happy Tutu has rediscovered her enthusiasm...and that is thanks to her beloved mommy, she's one lucky kitten :).

Clooney said...

Yay for Tutu and her new friend, that must cheer her up! We are so glad she is doing so well, continued purrs to her. And mega purrs to you sweet Bernie.

Purrfect Haven said...

sending lots of love to dear Bernie.... Love Helen, Darcy and Bingley xxx

unikorna said...

Poor dearest Bernie, I am sure he'll be a fine bunny..he'll hop just fine on mommy's soft carpets. He's mighty handsome :).