Noll's Country Cousins

Cousin Gizzie is the newest member of the family.  He's a ball of fire.  He is named after the first Cousin Gizmo.  See http://nollsnip.blogspot.com/2009/04/noll-remembers-gizmo.html for the story of the elder Gizmo.  Young Gizzie was adopted from the local Humane Society a few months ago.
 He is quite the little stinker :)

Cousin Simba is quiet elegance;
handsome, yet shy around everyone but his family - for at least the first few hours of your visit.  Then, Simba ventures out for attention.  My Own loves to photograph him because he's a Meezer (Meezers are strikingly beautiful & he has these amazing blue eyes like me!)

Oh the huskies....
They are a bundle of energy and love.
 Zero is the black puppers dog and Java is the coffee colored one - he is loaded with extra sugar ;)
 Here, they are sitting, waiting for a treat. 
If ever you feel down and need a nose kiss or an exuberant welcome, this pair will gladly oblige!


Noll Gives Thanks

Noll says:

This Thanksgiving, I am especially thankful for
my return to health,
my blogging pals,
my nip,

Kareen says:

This Thanksgiving, I am especially thankful for
the cat blogosphere,
my family,
my job,

Noll's Post Script:  Hee hee.....Did you notice I made BOTH lists!


The Taste in Noll's Mouth

Noll reports: 

A few more "lick baths" and I will have
successfully eliminated that
banana-flavored Clavamix from my mouth.......


A Look Inside Noll's Medicine Cabinet

 Although it is not apparent,
Noll IS smiling on the inside....
His oil treatments have been scaled back;
and he had the last of the Clavamix this evening.
One less dropper in the mouth is a good thing!

Through it all, Noll was a very good patient.


Noll has a Major Breakthrough!

After about a week of waiting:
punctuated with doses of cod liver oil,
diluted chicken baby food and mineral oil,
Noll has success :)


Noll on 'Graduation'

In stages, in degrees, that which happens slowly over time often escapes us.  We do not experience the small changes, the graduation; the creeping, forward march of time until we consciously blink and see - as if for the first time - that something has changed.

Like the falling of leaves, the years of life drop off.  One day, the leaves are bright red, yellow-peach and gold.  The next, all but a few remain clinging to the tree. 
Noll is recovering from his graduation.  The signs were there before my closed eyes. I did not notice the extra long naps, his quietness before the storm.

His medical write up says "senior blood profile."  How did my baby Noll became a senior overnight?  Did I not see the leaves falling year after year?

But there they are:  Nine years since Noll stumbled into my life.  Nine years of falling leaves.
I pray for another nine
and then, nine more.


More on Noll

We got some good news today....Noll's T4 (thyroid) is normal. It was enlarged and that was a concern.

The antibiotics appear to be working.  Noll is finally moving around.  His bean sister Corrie came home from college.  She took him outside today and is giving him TLC right now.  Noll ate a little Iams this afternoon and licked some chicken baby food for dinner.  I will try the watered down version suggested by the Cats of Wildcats Wood.  (Noll lost 2 pounds.)  Noll still isn't drinking water on his own and he has not eliminated, which was my original concern and thought of what ailed him.  I still think that is part of the problem.

Thank you everyone for the purrs and headbutts and a-roos ;)  We appreciate you!

This was taken Saturday afternoon right
before Noll started acting punky on Sunday. 
Noll was fist-pounding the front door :)


Noll's Diagnosis

Noll went to the vet today.  He had some blood work done: elevated white blood cells, dehydration, an inflammed pancreas. Noll was given subcutaneous fluids, some antibiotics. 

We wait for the hopeful signs of eating and drinking on his own again. 

Thank you for your kind words of encouragement and concern.  They mean the world to me.

My sweet Noll


Noll Can't Come Out to Play Today

Noll is under the weather.

He started acting punky Saturday afternoon.
Sunday, Noll was horizontal all day, with no interest in food.
I took him outside for a brief walkabout
 & he ate a few blades of grass.
In the evening, Noll rejected the third can
of stinky goodness offered to him today.

So he got a dropper full of cod liver oil for dinner.
Maybe I worry too much.
But he is my Nollie.
Some purrs would be most appreciated

Thanks everyone......Kareen


Noll & His Peeps

I must check on my peeps.
I sense a stupor.
A giving in to the drowsies.

"Hey! I didn't give you guys permission to take five!

I"M directing this play.
I like to call it "Nollie in Charge."
Although My Own calls it
"Noll the Instigator."

Ready Luigi?....And



Noll Blogs for Peace

Let's replace fussing & fighting

with random acts of kindness. 

And, let's give an extra measure
of "Peace on Earth"
to all the furry, feathered & finny creatures
who live amongst us!


Noll's Bean Sister Says "Meow" =^..^=

I have not seen Corrie my older bean sister
for several weeks. 
 Mind you....
She has always looked good to me

 However, for some inexplicable reason
-and I can't quite put my paw on it -
I thinks she looks better than ever.

I think she is parting her hair different ;)


Noll's Status Quo....

Halloween fun is over.

.....it's back to the nip!