The other day, our dear friend Ms. Ellen from 15andMeowing left a comment about my cats having possible thyroid trouble, and since i am familiar with thyroid therapy and i did want to answer her but not hijack her blog comments, i thought i would address it here.
Sweetie has trained our cats to expect every pet food bowl in the house to have plenty in it at all times; Mikey, when he was alive, set it in stone by peeing on the kitchen stove if the bowls were’t topped off to his liking.
Three cats, the elderly ones that have lost weight, live upstairs and don’t come down because Enigma SissyCat attacks them; Enigma SissyCat and Dansig live downstairs, and Link, the spoiled baby of the family, gets to go in and out of upstairs and downstairs at will because Sweetie won’t tell him no.
The problem is we have Dansig, who needs a special food so he doesn’t get bladder crystals again, and then Link and especially Dansig need to lose weight, while Enigma SissyCat gets a huge tummy pooch on regular food, so the food in all of the bowls is designed to help with those issues, and we can’t just put regular food in the upstairs bowls because, again, Link goes in there and he certainly doesn’t need it.
The cats that don’t need to lose weight, the three elder cats, were losing weight (and Dansig is not, drat it, he just eats more!) so the vet suggested that before we look into thyroid trouble, we just give the elders some canned food every day, see if that puts a bit more meat on their bones.
If it doesn’t help, then we will be looking into whether it’s a thyroid problem with any of them, but right now i am betting it’s just the low cal food that they really didn’t need; they are being monitored, and thanks again Ms. Ellen for looking out not only for your sweet pets, but mine, too.
Linking up with Denise at Girlie On The Edge Blog, where she hosts Six Sentence Stories, and the cue is Therapy.
Gosia at Looking for Identity has taken over Good Fences, and it's now Good Fences Around The World. Post a picture of a fence or gate, link back to her blog, and go visit other blogs to see what interesting fences there are out in this big world.
Another white picket, this time built to surround the very tiny yard at an apartment complex for seniors:
It's Angel Sammy's Poetry Day! This week's image and my poem:
Something odd is happening here,
Let’s see if I can make it clear.
On vacation I took this photo op,
Then tried and failed at Photoshop!
Brian of Brian's Home hosts the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop. It's time to share something for which i am thankful.
This week, we are thankful that everything is getting done that needs to get done so we can go on vacation, slowly but surely.
Arrephoria -- Ancient Greek Calendar (ceremony for the two girls chosen to weave the new robe for Athena's Statue and care for her sacred olive tree during the next year; date approximate)
Corn on the Cob Day
Corpus Christi -- Catholic Christian
Fandens Fodselsdag(The Devil's Birthday) -- Denmark (traditional date when contracts between masters and servants expired, making them free to renew or renegotiate or sever ties; it was also considered The Devil's Birthday because taxes and rents came due!)
Holiday of the Happy Gnomes -- Fairy Calendar (grumpy Gnomes are not allowed to attend this holiday!)
Hug Holiday -- some internet sites have this one, and since hugs are good for mental health, indulge!
King Kamehameha Day -- Hawaii, US
National German Chocolate Cake Day
Rites of Matralia -- Ancient Roman Calendar (honoring of Mater Matua, goddess of dawn and childbirth, by women who had been married once) related observance:
Day Sacred to Fortuna Virgo (Fortune the Virgin, the day marriage robes of girls were dedicated to this goddess)
St. Barnabas the Apostle's Day (Patron of Antioch; Cyprus; Marbelia, Costa del Sol, Spain; Marino, Italy; invoked as a peacemaker; against hailstorms) a/k/a Barnaby Bright Day or Long Barnaby*
*Under the Julian calendar, June 11, St. Barnabas' Day, was the longest day of the year --
Barnaby Bright, Barnaby Bright,
The longest day
And the shortest night
Henry VIII marries Catherine of Aragon, 1509
Shia LeBeouf, 1986
Joshua Jackson, 1978
Caroline Quentin, 1961
Dr. Mehmet Oz, 1960
Hugh Laurie, 1959
Joe Montana, 1956
Peter Bergman, 1953
Adrienne Barbeau, 1945
Jackie Stewart, 1939
Chad Everett, 1936
Prince Henrik of Denmark, 1934
Gene Wilder, 1933
William Clark Styron, Jr., 1925
Vince Lombardi, 1913
Jacques Cousteau, 1910
Jeannette Pickering Rankin, 1880
Richard Georg Strauss, 1864
John Constable, 1776
Ben Jonson, 1572
Toy Story 4(Film), 2019
"American Idol"(TV), 2002
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial(Film), 1982
"Main Street Electrical Parade"(Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World in Florida), 1977
"Rock 'n' Roll Music"(Beatles' UK album release), 1976
A Day at the Races(Marx Brothers film), 1937
Today in History:
Troy is sacked and burned, according to calculations by Eratosthenes, BC1184
Philip II recognizes the rights and privileges of the local nobles and chieftains in the Philippines, which paves way to the creation of the Principalía, 1594
The Continental Congress appoints Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Roger Sherman, and Robert R. Livingston to the Committee of Five to draft a declaration of independence, 1776
Russian explorer Gerasim Izmailov reaches Alaska, 1788
The first American stove patent is granted to Robert Haeterick, 1793
The Limelight Department, one of the world's first film studios, is officially established in Melbourne, Australia, 1892
New Zealand annexes the Cook Islands, 1901
Sir Barton wins the Belmont Stakes, becoming the first horse to win the Triple Crown, 1919
Frank Morris, John Anglin and Clarence Anglin become the only prisoners to escape from the prison on Alcatraz Island, 1962
Anna Mae Hays and Elizabeth P. Hoisington become the first women to receive the rank of general in the U.S. Army, 1970
Cassini-Huygens makes its closest flyby of the Saturn moon Phoebe, 200
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper makes an official apology to Canada's First Nations for residential school abuse that isolated native children from their homes, families, and cultures for a century, 2008
Ancient Korean royal books looted by French troops in 1866 are returned to South Korea; 1,000 officials and locals celebrate the return of the 297-volume 'Oegyujanggak' books, 2011
Winds in southwestern Western Australia of up to 140km/h batter the area and leave more than 170,000 homes without power, 2012
Japan passes a law that will allow Emperor Akihito to abdicate, 2017
“The New York Times” reveals that the fire on the back lot of Universal Studios in Los Angels eleven years earlier had destroyed over 500,000 original master recordings, including many by Chuck Berry, Louis Armstrong, and Ella Fitzgerald, 2019