Tuesday, April 29, 2014

All About Whisky

Mommy here, to give everyone an update on Whisky.

Whisky resting at home after the Echocardiogram
On April 20, Whisky had a very bad bout of diarrhea from a bad batch of the regular food she's been eating the last few months. A vet visit and some fluids later and her diarrhea cleared up. But the fluids caused her to start coughing (we stopped the fluids earlier than planned because of this). A further check revealed a very bad murmur in her heart. The situation became critical and she had a diuretics injection which flushed out the fluids and the coughing ceased.

However, her vet was very concerned about the murmur and suggested that we brought her to the Specialist to have an Echocardiogram done. The Echo revealed a tear in a valve in her heart (it's called a ruptured chordae tendinae) which may tear off completely at any time. Surgery is the only option. But even so, only ONE vet does this surgery and is done at a neighboring country. The stress of travelling and being in unfamiliar surroundings and people will do Whisky a lot of harm and she may not even survive the trip (if by plane, she has to be in cargo. If by car, it would take up to 5 hours of travelling). The surgery is also not a guarantee fix as the problem may come back.

After much discussion, we have decided that the best option would be to let Whisky be home, surrounded by her family and lots of love. It has been extremely difficult for me to try to stay strong for Whisky. I had posted updates on my Facebook and received a lot of very kind and meaningful messages. The one that made so much sense was the one from Isabella and Angel's Mommy, Sharla. She had said, and I quote her entire comment, "I did the same thing with Sadie and was told by a wonderful blog friend to remember that she didn't know her diagnosis but she knew I was upset. It is the hardest thing in the world to be strong at a time like this but enjoy every moment and try to let her see your happy Mommy side like always so it's normal for her. Tell her we all love her!". Thank you, Sharla, for sharing that comment with me. 

Whisky is currently on some heart medications to help her stay comfortable. I do not know how long we have left, but I am grateful we have had at least 14 happy years together. She is and always will be my heart dog. I love my Whisky so much.

We would most definitely appreciate all the love and good thoughts, purrs and woofs you could send for Whisky to stay comfortable. Of utmost importance to us, is her quality of life. We will keep going until she tells us it's time for her to join her BBF (Best Bunny Friend), Looppy at the Rainbow Bridge.

I will try to post updates whenever possible but my priority now is to spend whatever time we have left with Whisky. I am sure you understand. xoxo

...Mommy Cathy

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Happy Tuesday

Meow-Me : This feels soooooo good
Meow-Me : Ahhhhhhhhh
Meow-Me : You know how good it feels? It's floor licking good!
Meow-Me : There's still lots of me to brush, Daddy!
Meow-Me : Tell you what, I'll clean your sandals while you brush
Meow-Me : Yep, yep, don't forget my tail!
Meow-Me : I'm so happy, I could drool!
Daddy : You DID drool, Meow-Me. Look at your drool all over my toes and sandals!
Meow-Me : Aren't you honored?
Meow-Me : Thank you, Daddy. You did a great job!
As you can see, Meow-Me LOVES the Kong Zoom Groom!  :)

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Whisky Wednesday

Whisky : Hawooo. Who might you be?
Mini-Me : I'm your Mini-Me!
Even Mini-Me's can't escape the customary butt sniff!
Whisky : But you don't even smell like me!
Mini-Me : You have to take me with you
Whisky : No!
Mini-Me : But I bring good things
Whisky : Something suddenly smells really good...
Mini-Me : I told ya!
Whisky : But...but where is that enticing aroma coming from?
Mini-Me : Heehee
Whisky : Are you messing with me?
Mini-Me : Heeheehee
Whisky : Daddy, Mini-Me is making fun of me!
Daddy : No she isn't. You just got to look harder
Whisky : Is Mini-Me like Famous Amos? *Free Smells* only?
Whisky : It isn't nice of you to play tricks on me, Mini-Me
Mini-Me : But I'm not. It's right under your nose!
Daddy : * T H E R E *
Whisky : OH!
Whisky : Why didn't you say so earlier!
Mini-Me : But I did tell you it was right under your nose! Now, can we be friends?
Whisky : Only if you keep those treats coming my way!
We would also like to take this opportunity to wish Marg a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Much xoxoxo from her Godchild, Tutu!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Tutu Tuesday

Tutu : Hey. Who's in MY box?
Tutu : I better get down low so mystery cat doesn't know I'm here
Uh, Cosmo? I think your ears kinda gave you away
Cosmo : Shhhhhh!
Tutu : Heehee
Tutu : Peek-a-BOO!
Cosmo : Drat
Cosmo : STOP that!
Cosmo : Or I'll BOP YOU right back!
Tutu : Oh oh, Cosmo's got long limbs!
Tutu : ♪♫ Cosmo's too FAT to fit in my box ♪♫
Cosmo : FAT? Look who's talking
Tutu : I'm NOT FAT!! I'm pure muscle!
Cosmo : Well, *FAT* girl, I doubt you'll fit in the box but you can have it!
Well Tutu? Aren't you going to claim the box now that Cosmo's gone downstairs?
Tutu : Nah, I don't like hanging out in boxes. I just didn't want him in there. Heh heh

Did you miss us as much as we missed you while we were on a blogging break? Mommy is still dealing with lots of stuff at the moment, but she's going to find the time to help us blog. We may be late in visiting and commenting but we'll get there! See you guys soon!